Friday, June 4, 2010

John "Thomas" Thompson

Birth:    1851
             Illinois

Died:     March 14, 1871
             McDonough County, Illinois



John "Thomas" Thompson was a son of William Thompson and Lorren (McClure) Thompson and a grandson of Greenup and Polly (McComsey) McClure. He appears in the June 1870 census at age 17, living with his parents and some of his siblings in the 4th Ward of Macomb, McDonough County. The census indicates that he had attended school during the previous 12 months.  He shares this stone with his 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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