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George Smith WHARTON
Sarah THOMPSON
Husband:  George Smith WHARTON
Birth:  22 Apr 1828, 2 mi E of Cadiz, Trigg Co., KY
Death:  11 Jul 1887, Trigg Co., KY
Disposition:  buried East End Cemetery, Cadiz, Trigg Co., KY
Father:  John WHARTON
Mother:  Eliza SMITH
Marriage:  5 Nov 1867, Trigg Co., KY
This was a very late first marriage for George.  I wonder why.
George's aunt, Clarissa SMITH, is married to Sallie's uncle, Moses Steele THOMPSON
Wife:  Sarah "Sallie" THOMPSON
Birth:  7 Mar 1849, Trigg Co., KY
Death:  28 Oct 1893, Trigg Co., KY
Disposition:  buried East End Cemetery, Cadiz, Trigg Co., KY 
Father:  James E. THOMPSON
Mother:  Ann Elizabeth BURBRIDGE
Children born in/near Cadiz, Trigg Co., KY:
1.  John WHARTON, b. 1868/9
2.  William Thomas "Willie" WHARTON, b. 17 Aug 1872; d. 15 Apr 1914; bur. West End Cem., Cadiz
3.  Elizabeth "Bettie" WHARTON, b. 1875/6
4.  George WHARTON, b. 1878/9
5.  Marion WHARTON [male], b. 1880s
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky

Sources:

1.  Trigg County Marriages (online at the Trigg County KYGenWeb site):
George S Whorton Sallie Thompson 05 Nov 1867

2.  1870

3.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #19-20 of 41):  Cadiz, Magisterial District No. 6, Trigg Co., KY, pp. 283C-283D, PN 19, SD 1, ED 145, 172/193, enumerated 12 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 13 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
172 193 Wharton Geo S W M 52     /   farmer           Ky Va Va
    _______ Sarah W F 31 wife   /   keeps house           Ky Ky Ky
    _______ John W M 11 son       at school     /     Ky Ky Ky
    _______ Willie W M  7 son       at school     /     Ky Ky Ky
    _______ Bettie W F  4 daughter       at home           Ky Ky Ky
    _______ Geo W M  1 son                   Ky Ky Ky
    Thompson Walter W M 34 brother in law /     managing farm           Ky Ky Ky
    ________ J E W M 75 father in law     /             Ky Ky Ky
    Wharton Fanny B F 24 servant       cooks       / / Ky Ky Ky
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    Wharton Amanda B F  1 daughter /                 Ky Ky Ky
    Howard John B M 50     /   farmer X X   / / Ky Ky Ky
    ______ Lucinda B F 40 wife   /   keeps house       / / Ky Ky Ky
    ______ ???eter B F 15 daughter /     at home     /     Ky Ky Ky
    ______ John B M 13 son       at home     /     Ky Ky Ky
    ______ Edward B M 11 son       at home     /     Ky Ky Ky
    Wharton Abram B M 27   /     farm hand       / / Ky Ky Ky
Next door, in the Grantz MARTIN family, is Simon WHARTON (B, æ 22, b. KY ), and four doors from them is George's brother, William WHARTON (æ 58, b. KY).

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 census population schedules were destroyed.

5.  Trigg County, Kentucky, Cemeteries (online at the Trigg Co., KYGenWeb site):  East End Cemetery.
Wharton George Smith, April 22, 1828--July 11, 1887
Wharton Sally Thompson, March 7, 1849--Oct. 28, 1893
Wharton William Thomas, Aug. 17, 1872--April 15, 1914

6.  Willliam Henry Perrin, ed.  1884.  History of Trigg County:  Historical and Biographical.  F.A. Battey Publ. Co., Chicago.  On pp. 207-208, under the heading "Cadiz Precinct":
George S. Wharton was born in Trigg County, two miles east of Cadiz, April 22, 1828.  He is the youngest child of a family of five born to John and Eliza (Smith) Wharton.  His father was born September 21, 1784, in Fauquier County, Va., he died on this farm May 1, 1872; he settled here in 1817, having bought about 700 acres land.  At that time there was little or no timber in the country, that which is here now having grown since the coming of Mr. Wharton to this locality; the timber used for the frame of their residence, which was built in 1854, was grown on this land.  Deer, turkey and other wild game were in abundance, but have long since disappeared.  Mr. Wharton was married November 5, 1867, to Miss Sallie, daughter of James E. Thompson, who, until the adoption of the new Constitution, long held the office of Circuit and County Clerk of Trigg County; he died October 5, 1881, aged seventy-six; their union has been blessed with five children--four sons and one daughter.
What lousy, ambiguous writing.  It was James E. THOMPSON who died 5 Oct 1881 at the age of 76, but George S. WHARTON who was blessed with the five children.

7.  Messages in the Wharton Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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