Friday, June 4, 2010

Sarah Thompson

Birth:   1861
             Illinois

Died:    November 12, 1878
             McDonough County, Illinois


Her brother John Thomas Thompson's name also appears on this side of the family stone.

Sarah Thompson was a daughter of William and Lorren (McClure) Thompson. She died at 17 years of age . She was a grandaughter of Greenup and Polly (McComsey) McClure, the original owners of the land upon which the cemetery was established.  She shares this tombstone 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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