Descendants of Rev. James Richard Thompson

Generation No. 1

1.  REV. JAMES RICHARD1 THOMPSON was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  He married MARY MASKALL October 13, 18425 in Jefferson Co., TN.  She was born Unknown, and died Unknown.  

Note:  Most of the information about the Thompson family comes from an article in  Hamblen County from 1870 - 1996, which was contributed by Geraldine T. Griffith  and Virginia Jo T. Gammon (p. 135).

Children of REV. THOMPSON and MARY MASKALL are:

                   i.       SARAH ELIZABETH THOMPSON, b. June 26, 1843; d. Unknown.

Notes for SARAH ELIZABETH THOMPSON:

    Sarah Elizabeth Thompson never married.

                  ii.       MARY JANE THOMPSON, b. February 26, 1845; d. Unknown; m. JAMES WALKER; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 iii.       MARTHA ANN THOMPSON, b. August 8, 1850; d. Unknown; m. ANDREW HAWN1; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

2.              iv.       WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL"2 THOMPSON, b. July 12, 1857, Hamblen Co., TN; d. September 20, 1933.

  

Generation No. 2

2.  WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL"2 THOMPSON (REV. JAMES RICHARD1) was born July 12, 1857 in Hamblen Co., TN2, and died September 20, 1933.  He married HANNAH ELIZABETH NOE July 30, 1881 in Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN2.  She was born September 20, 18662, and died July 26, 1933.

Notes for WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL" THOMPSON:

    "Will became a dedicated farmer as did his sons.  He lived on his Dad's farm, located on Thompson Creek Road in Morristown, TN.  The road was named after the creek.  The creek originated from a spring on the Thompson farm.

     "Will and Hannah reared their family with love, humor, discipline and hard work.  The family worshipped at Mt. Airy United Methodist Church, where they now rest in peace.  They had forty-eight great grandchildren.  One grandchild resides in the homeplace.  Grandchildren and great grandchildren live on Thompson Creek Road.

     "William died on Hannah's birthday, two months after she had passed."

More About WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL" THOMPSON:

    Burial: Mt. Airy United Methodist Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

More About HANNAH ELIZABETH NOE:

    Burial: Mt. Airy United Methodist Church Cem., Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM THOMPSON and HANNAH NOE:

    "As time was of the essence to farmers in the 1800s, they were married on horseback."

Children of WILLIAM THOMPSON and HANNAH NOE are:

3.                i.       MARY LOU "RETTIE"3 THOMPSON, b. February 4, 1883.

4.               ii.       JAMES REUBEN "J.R." THOMPSON, b. February 12, 1885; d. Unknown.

5.              iii.       WALTER LEE THOMPSON, b. June 11, 1888; d. May 29, 1978.

                 iv.       MYRTLE NELLE "NELLIE" THOMPSON, b. January 1, 18912; d. Unknown; m. WILL PAGE EVANS, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

Notes for WILL PAGE EVANS:

    Will was buried on Nellie's birthday.

More About WILL PAGE EVANS:

    Burial: January 1

6.               v.       OSCAR THEAODRIC THOMPSON, b. April 5, 1898.

7.              vi.       ERNEST EUGENE THOMPSON, b. May 8, 1901; d. Unknown.

8.             vii.       DAN RICE THOMPSON, b. December 20, 1903; d. Unknown.

  

Generation No. 3

3.  MARY LOU "RETTIE"3 THOMPSON (WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL"2, REV. JAMES RICHARD1) was born February 4, 1883.  She married PETE C. DAY, son of FELIX G. DAY and ELLEN.  He was born ABT 1878, and died Unknown.  

Notes for MARY LOU "RETTIE" THOMPSON:

    Rettie was buried on her birthday.

More About MARY LOU "RETTIE" THOMPSON:

    Burial: February 4

Children of MARY THOMPSON and PETE DAY are:

                   i.       WILLIE ARLON4 DAY, b. Unknown.

                  ii.       BERT C. DAY, b. Unknown; m. HAYDEN FOWLER; b. Unknown.

                 iii.       LEONARD PATRICK DAY, b. Unknown; m. PEARL THOMAS; b. Unknown.

                 iv.       RUBY PAULINE DAY, b. Unknown; m. ROBERT C. PRICE; b. Unknown.

                  v.       HOWARD NOE DAY, b. Unknown; m. BERTHA SARTIN; b. Unknown.

                 vi.       ALVA ALMEDA DAY, b. Unknown; m. RICHARD C. WILLIAMS; b. Unknown.

                vii.       JAMES RALPH DAY, b. Unknown; m. JUANITA CREECH; b. Unknown.

  

4.  JAMES REUBEN "J.R."3 THOMPSON (WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL"2, REV. JAMES RICHARD1) was born February 12, 18852, and died Unknown.  He married CORA BELL COMER ABT  19072.  She was born ABT  18902, and died Unknown.

Children of JAMES THOMPSON and CORA COMER are:

                   i.       IRENE MAE4 THOMPSON, b. ABT  1909; m. LEONARD PIGMON; b. Unknown.

                  ii.       CECIL LEE THOMPSON, b. ABT  1913; m. ESTER CANTER; b. ABT  1913.

                 iii.       WILLIAM EARL THOMPSON, b. ABT  1920; m. EVA FRANKLIN; b. Unknown.

                 iv.       ELLEN RUTH THOMPSON, b. ABT  1923; m. JOHN HAWK; b. Unknown.

                  v.       RALPH EUGENE THOMPSON, b. May 1926; m. DOROTHY COFFEE; b. Unknown.

  

5.  WALTER LEE3 THOMPSON (WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL"2, REV. JAMES RICHARD1) was born June 11, 1888, and died May 29, 1978.  He married LOLEA RUTH BESSELL3 ABT  1914.  She was born ABT  1898 in VA4, and died 1990.

Children of WALTER THOMPSON and LOLEA BESSELL are:

                   i.       GERALDINE "REBA"4 THOMPSON, b. ABT  1916; d. Unknown; m. HOMER W. GRIFFITH; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                  ii.       JAMES CLYDE "J.C." THOMPSON, b. ABT  1918; d. Unknown; m. MILDRED MCDONALD; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

                 iii.       ROBERT CLAUDE "R.C." THOMPSON, b. July 12, 1921; d. February 25, 1997, White Pine, Jefferson Co., TN; m. RUTH PURKEY, June 1, 1940; b. January 25, 1922; d. September 7, 1997, Jefferson Co., TN.

   For more information about the Purkey family, see the Christian Purkeypile Genealogy Report.

More About ROBERT CLAUDE "R.C." THOMPSON:

    Age at death: 75 yrs, 7 mos, 13 days

    Burial: Memorial Gardens Cem., Hamblen County, TN

More About RUTH PURKEY:

    Age at death: 75 yrs, 7 mos, 13 days

    Burial: Memorial Gardens Cem., Hamblen County, TN

                 iv.       WALLACE WALTER THOMPSON, b. November 1926; d. Unknown; m. DELSIE WILSON, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

  

6.  OSCAR THEAODRIC3 THOMPSON (WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL"2, REV. JAMES RICHARD1) was born April 5, 1898.  He married (1) EMMA BURTON MCBRIDE Aft. 1927.  She was born Unknown.  He married (2) GEM WILLIAMS Unknown.  She was born Unknown, and died June 20, 1927.

Notes for OSCAR THEAODRIC THOMPSON:

    Oscar was buried on Walter's birthday.

More About OSCAR THEAODRIC THOMPSON:

    Burial: June 11

Children of OSCAR THOMPSON and EMMA MCBRIDE are:

                   i.       VIRGINIA JO4 THOMPSON, b. Unknown; m. BILL GAMMON; b. Unknown.

                  ii.       JIMMIE RICHARD THOMPSON, b. Unknown; m. GAIL BACON; b. Unknown.

Child of OSCAR THOMPSON and GEM WILLIAMS is:

                 iii.       WILLIAM DALLAS4 THOMPSON, b. Unknown; m. KATHRYN MCCRAVEY; b. Unknown.

  

7.  ERNEST EUGENE3 THOMPSON (WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL"2, REV. JAMES RICHARD1) was born May 8, 19014, and died Unknown.  He married IDA JANE JOHNS ABT  1927, daughter of JAMES JOHNS and SARAH GREENE.  She was born ABT  19074, and died Unknown.  

For more information about the Johns and Greene families, see the Henry Johns Genealogy Report.

Children of ERNEST THOMPSON and IDA JOHNS are:

                   i.       MAXINE4 THOMPSON, b. ABT  November 1928; m. KENNETH MORRISON; b. Unknown.

                  ii.       LOIS THOMPSON, b. Unknown; m. FRED WISECARVER; b. Unknown.

                 iii.       J. B. THOMPSON, b. Unknown; d. ABT  1970; m. MARY SAM ROUSE; b. Unknown.

Notes for J. B. THOMPSON:

J.B. and two of his three daughters were tragically killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 81 with a drunk driver who was going the wrong way on the divided highway.

 

8.  DAN RICE3 THOMPSON (WILLIAM RICHARD "WILL"2, REV. JAMES RICHARD1) was born December 20, 19034, and died Unknown.  He married BESSIE EVA JOHNS, daughter of JAMES JOHNS and SARAH GREENE.  She was born ABT  1909, and died Unknown.  

For more information about the Johns and Greene families, see the Henry Johns Genealogy Report.

Children of DAN THOMPSON and BESSIE JOHNS are:

                   i.       CHARLES EDWARD4 THOMPSON, b. Unknown; d. at birth.

                  ii.       KYLE EUGENE THOMPSON, b. Unknown; m. VERA EVERHART; b. Unknown.

                 iii.       DOROTHY ANN THOMPSON, b. Unknown; m. ROBERT LLOYD; b. Unknown.

                 iv.       MARY NELLE THOMPSON, b. Unknown; m. BOBBY DICKERSON; b. Unknown.

  

Endnotes

1.  Hamblen County from 1870 - 1996.  Contributed by Geraldine T. Griffith  and Virginia Jo T. Gammon, p. 135.

2.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN & 1900 census.

3.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN. p. 228a (District 4, p. 3A)

4.  1930 census for Hamblen Co, TN & 1900 census.  

5.  E-mail from Jimmie Gordon, Oct. 4, 2004.

 

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