Friday, June 4, 2010

Joann Thompson

Birth:    1853
             Illinois

Died:     July 17, 1869
             McDonough County, Illinois



"dau of Wm. & L." "age 16y, 4m, 5d."

She was the daughter of William and Lorren (McClure) Thompson and the grandaughter of Greenup and Polly (McComsey) McClure. The mortality index for the census of 1870 lists her cause of death as "consumption" [tuberculosis.]  She shares a large stone with her parents and several siblings.

This burial is documented by: Duane Lester's, "Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry."

Other sources: "Venard-Van Antwerp-. . . McClure . . . etc. Genealogy," by Daniel Lloyd Venard, 1983, Macomb, Illinois, and "Corrections & Additions for Venard-Van Antwerp Genealogy" by Daniel Lloyd Venard, 1988; federal census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from Ancestry.com, and the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.

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