Clay County

Edward Thompson Family

Father: Edward THOMPSON
Birth: 6 Mar 1827 in Ky
Death: 15 Nov 1875 in Louisville, Clay Co, IL
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Parents - Father: John Clement THOMPSON; Mother: Catherine CISSELL

Marriage: 15 Apr 1848 in Raywick, Marion Co, IL

Mother: Mary Jane 'Martha' MATTINGLY
Birth: 28 Mar 1828 in Raywick, Marion Co, Ky
Death: 26 July 1906 in Flora, Clay Co, IL
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Parents - Father: Ignatius George MATTINGLY; Mother: Anna Nancy CISSELL

Children:

Child No. 1: Elizabeth Catherine THOMPSON
Birth: 18 Jun 1848 in Marion Co, Ky
Death: 13 May 1867 in Clay Co, IL
Burial: in St. Stephen's Cem
Marriage: 14 May 1867 in Louisville, Clay Co, IL
Spouse: Commelles J. GUERRATTAZ

Child No. 2: Sebastion Charles THOMPSON
Birth: Abt 15 Feb 1850 in Raywick, Marion Co, Ky
Death: 1854 in Marion Co, Ky
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Child No. 3: William THOMPSON
Birth: 1852 in Marion Co, Ky
Death: 21 July 1925 in Flora, Clay Co, IL
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Marriage:
Spouse: Euphema C. PORTER

Child No. 4: Peter THOMPSON
Birth: 12 Feb 1855 in Louisville, Clay Co, IL
Death: 16 Nov 1920 in Riffle, Clay Co, IL
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Marriage: 1873 in Clay Co, IL
Spouse: Susan Matilda ALLEN

Child No. 5: Nancy Ellen THOMPSON
Birth: 12 Feb 1856 in Louisville, Clay Co, IL
Death: 16 Aug 1939 in Currie, Murray Co, Mn
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Marriage:
Spouse: William Andrew FOLSOM

Child No. 6: Martha J. THOMPSON
Birth: 11 Feb 1858 in Louisville, Clay Co, IL
Death: 6 Nov 1930 in Flora, Clay Co, Il
Burial: in St. Steven's Cemetery
Marriage: 13 Oct 1880 in Oskaloose, Clay Co, Il
Spouse: George Washington MCCLURE

Child No. 7: Edward THOMPSON
Birth: 18 Feb 1860 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
Death: 22 Nov 1938 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
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Marriage:
Spouse: Jenny C. Porter, Susan F. Sutton, Ellen Carroll, Sarah Fitzjerald

Child No. 8: Mary Francis 'Mollie' THOMPSON
Birth: 29 Mar 1862 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
Death: 21 Oct 1908
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Child No. 9: Louisa THOMPSON
Birth: 1864 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
Death: in Onawa, Monona, Iowa
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Marriage:
Spouse: William ZORTMAN

Child No. 10: Josephine THOMPSON
Birth: 1866 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
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Marriage: 11 Feb 1885 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
Spouse: Mahlon RAKESTRAW

Child No. 11: Hattie THOMPSON
Birth: 1869 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
Death: 1941 in Belleville, St. Claire Co, Il
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Child No. 12: Charles F. THOMPSON
Birth: 1 Sep 1872 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
Death: 13 Apr 1941 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
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Marriage: 20 Sep 1898 in Clay Co, Il
Spouse: Mary Ann EVANS

Child No. 13: Mary Margaret THOMPSON
Birth: 27 Jan 1874 in Louisville, Clay Co, Il
Death: 15 Oct 1924 in Harter Twp, Flora, Clay Co, Il
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Marriage: 23 Sep 1898
Spouse: Charles Arther DUNIGAN

Notes / Documentation:

Edward and Martha THOMPSON came to Clay Co, IL from Marion Co, KY with Martha's mother and siblings. Martha's mother was sister to Edward's mother, so they were first cousins. They are descendents of the early Catholics to St. Mary's Co, MD who migrated en masse to KY after the Revolutionary War. The moved to Clay co in the 1850's, approx 1854. Edward bought up a some of the unused railroad right of way land, in Twp 04n, Range 06E. Martha's MATTINGLY siblings laterleft for parts unknown. Their son Peter ended up with their last house, as his obituary reported he died in 1920 in the house he was born in. I have copies of the death certificates of Peter and Susan Matilda Allen THOMPSON's death certificates.

Submitted by Melissa Thompson Alexander


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