William Alfred Thompson

M, #178, b. 1838, d. 1905
Father*Lewis Thompson b. 1808, d. 1860
Mother*Elizabeth Rutledge b. 1804, d. 1860
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Kellie Sue Thompson
Last Edited15 Jul 2012

Life Events

     William Alfred Thompson was born in 1838 at Lincoln County, Tennessee; Joy Russell information has birth information of May 1842. His tombstone indicates 1830. The 1840 and 1850 censuses indicate the more likely death date is 1838 as is on the 1850 census. I also have a death date of aug 1842. He was the son of Lewis Thompson and Elizabeth Rutledge.
William Alfred Thompson married Ireva Waggonner, daughter of Alexander Waggonner and Cynthia Roe, on 10 November 1865 at Lincoln, Tennessee.
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
about Arriva Cunningham Name: Arriva Cunningham
Spouse: Wm A Thompson
Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1865
Marriage County: Lincoln
Marriage State: Tennessee

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.

William Alfred Thompson married Cynthia J (?), daughter of (?) Unknown and (?), in 1896; Cynthia is listed on the 1900 US Census as the mother of one child with that one child (Eartha Danglude) still living. William Alfred Thompson died in 1905 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.
William Alfred Thompson was buried 1905 Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.
William Thompson Tombstone
Image credit: Kellie S. Thompson

Census Enumerations

  • 10 June 1880, District 29, Caldwell, Texas
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about W. A. Thomson Name: W. A. Thomson
    Home in 1880: Caldwell, Texas
    Age: 40
    Estimated birth year: abt 1840
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Areve Thomson
    Father's birthplace: North Carolina
    Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farming
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    W. A. Thomson 40
    Areve Thomson 34
    Lee Thomson 12
    George Thomson 10
    Wilson Thomson 6
    Mattie Thomson 4
    Lizzie Thomson 2
    Thomson 2m
    Boniface Ferirer 49


    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Caldwell, Texas; Roll 1294; Family History Film: 1255294; Page: 265D; Enumeration District: 29; .

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
    Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.








  • 18 June 1900, Kings River Township, Madison County, Arkansas
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about William Thompson Name: William Thompson
    [Willa Thompson]
    Home in 1900: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 58
    Birth Date: Aug 1842
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Spouse's name: Cutta J Thompson
    Marriage Year: 1896
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 4
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Thompson 58
    Cutta J Thompson 46
    Mattie Thompson 20
    Fields Thompson 16
    Vernen Thompson 12
    Eartha Danglads 16

    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T623_67; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 71.

    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • 1840, Lincoln, Tennessee
    1840 United States Federal Census
    about Lewin Thompson Name: Lewin Thompson
    [Lewis Thompson]
    COUNTY: Lincoln
    State: Tennessee
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 7
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 7
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7

    Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: 531; Page: 36; Image: 76; Family History Library Film: 0024548.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

  • 28 September 1850, Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Thompson Name: Lewis Thompson
    Age: 42
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Thompson 42
    Elizabeth Thompson 46
    Mary A Thompson 20
    Rachael Thompson 17
    Louisa Thompson 16
    Joel R Thompson 14
    William C Thompson 12
    Sarah E Thompson 6
    George C Thompson 3


    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: M432_887; Page: 37A; Image: 168.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    Description:
    This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.

Timeline

  • William Alfred Thompson was born in 1838 at Lincoln County, Tennessee; Joy Russell information has birth information of May 1842. His tombstone indicates 1830. The 1840 and 1850 censuses indicate the more likely death date is 1838 as is on the 1850 census. I also have a death date of aug 1842.
  • He was the son of Lewis Thompson and Elizabeth Rutledge.
  • William Alfred Thompson is probably the male under age 5 listed in the household of his father, Lewis Thompson, in the 1840 Federal Census of Lincoln, Tennessee.
    1840 United States Federal Census
    about Lewin Thompson Name: Lewin Thompson
    [Lewis Thompson]
    COUNTY: Lincoln
    State: Tennessee
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
    Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 7
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 7
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7

    Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: 531; Page: 36; Image: 76; Family History Library Film: 0024548.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
    Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

  • William Alfred Thompson appeared on the 1850 Federal Census Lincoln, Tennessee in the household of his parents, Lewis Thompson and Elizabeth Rutledge.
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Lewis Thompson Name: Lewis Thompson
    Age: 42
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
    Birth Place: North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee
    Family Number: 526
    Household Members: Name Age
    Lewis Thompson 42
    Elizabeth Thompson 46
    Mary A Thompson 20
    Rachael Thompson 17
    Louisa Thompson 16
    Joel R Thompson 14
    William C Thompson 12
    Sarah E Thompson 6
    George C Thompson 3


    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: M432_887; Page: 37A; Image: 168.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    Description:
    This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.
  • His father Lewis Thompson died in 1860 at Lynchburg, Tennessee.
  • His mother Elizabeth Rutledge died in 1860 at Lynchburg, Tennessee.
  • William Alfred Thompson married Ireva Waggonner, daughter of Alexander Waggonner and Cynthia Roe, on 10 November 1865 at Lincoln, Tennessee.
    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    about Arriva Cunningham Name: Arriva Cunningham
    Spouse: Wm A Thompson
    Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1865
    Marriage County: Lincoln
    Marriage State: Tennessee

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
    Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
  • His son Alexander Lee Thompson was born on 10 January 1868 at Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tennessee.
  • His son George Lewis Alexander Thompson was born on 11 February 1870 at Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tennessee.
  • His son Melvin Wilson Thompson was born in 1874 at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • His son Willis Thompson was born in 1877.
  • His daughter Flora Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thompson was born on 10 April 1878 at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • His son Willie Thompson was born in 1880 at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • His daughter Mattie Irevia Thompson was born in February 1880 at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • William Alfred Thompson and Ireva Waggonner appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Caldwell, Texas, at District 29, enumerated 10 June 1880, William is a farmer and Arreve keeps the house. Boniface Ferirer is a "hirling" on the farm.

    Lee and George were attending school within the school year. Wilson, Mattis, and Lizzie were not attending school and were listed as not being able to read or write. However, they were 6 years old or under. The last child listed was listed as a no name son. That child would be Willie.

    William was born in Texas but both his parents were born in North Carolina. Arreve was born in Tennessee and the birth place of her parents is not listed. Lee and George were born in Tennessee. Wilson, Mattis, Lizzie and the baby were all born in Texas. The hired hand Boniface Ferirer was born in Mexico..
    1880 United States Federal Census
    about W. A. Thomson Name: W. A. Thomson
    Home in 1880: Caldwell, Texas
    Age: 40
    Estimated birth year: abt 1840
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
    Spouse's name: Areve Thomson
    Father's birthplace: North Carolina
    Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Occupation: Farming
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Cannot read/write:

    Blind:

    Deaf and dumb:

    Otherwise disabled:

    Idiotic or insane: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    W. A. Thomson 40
    Areve Thomson 34
    Lee Thomson 12
    George Thomson 10
    Wilson Thomson 6
    Mattie Thomson 4
    Lizzie Thomson 2
    Thomson 2m
    Boniface Ferirer 49


    Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Caldwell, Texas; Roll 1294; Family History Film: 1255294; Page: 265D; Enumeration District: 29; .

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
    Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.








  • His son Allie Fields Thompson was born on 5 July 1884 at Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  • His daughter Ludie Thompson was born in 1885.
  • His son Lou Thompson was born in 1888.
  • His wife Ireva Waggonner died in 1889 at Praire Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.
  • His son Vernon "Vern" Thompson was born on 19 February 1889 at Perrie Lee, Caldwell County, Texas.
  • He was the father of the groom at the George Lewis Alexander Thompson/Carrie Dell Meadows wedding at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • His son Melvin Wilson Thompson died in 1894 at Madison County, Arkansas.
  • His son Willie Thompson died in 1895 at Madison County, Arkansas.
  • William Alfred Thompson married Cynthia J (?), daughter of (?) Unknown and (?), in 1896; Cynthia is listed on the 1900 US Census as the mother of one child with that one child (Eartha Danglude) still living.
  • His son Lou Thompson died in 1897.
  • He was the father of the bride at the Flora Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thompson/William Edward Stroud wedding at Madison County, Arkansas.
  • His daughter Mattie Irevia Thompson died in 1898 at Madison County, Arkansas.
  • William Alfred Thompson and Cynthia J (?) appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Madison County, Arkansas, at Kings River Township, enumerated 18 June 1900. William is listed as a farmer who owns the family farm "free". He cannot read or write but speaks English. The rest of the family is listed as being able to read and write and speak English. Their children Mattie Irevia, Allie Fields, Vernon "Vern" and Eartha were listed as living with them.
    1900 United States Federal Census
    about William Thompson Name: William Thompson
    [Willa Thompson]
    Home in 1900: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas
    Age: 58
    Birth Date: Aug 1842
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
    Spouse's name: Cutta J Thompson
    Marriage Year: 1896
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 4
    Occupation: View on Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William Thompson 58
    Cutta J Thompson 46
    Mattie Thompson 20
    Fields Thompson 16
    Vernen Thompson 12
    Eartha Danglads 16

    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Kings River, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T623_67; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 71.

    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • He was the father of the groom at the Alexander Lee Thompson/Susie Cook Knelpp wedding at Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • William Alfred Thompson died in 1905 at Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.
  • William Alfred Thompson was buried 1905 Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.
    William Thompson Tombstone
    Image credit: Kellie S. Thompson
  • William Alfred Thompson died before Allie Fields Thompson but was mentioned in Allie Fields Thompson's obituary as a deceased father.
    Allie Fields Thompson

    Allie Fields Thompson, 100, of Rt. 4, Box 61, Huntsville, died November 7, 1984 at Meadowview Lodge. He was born June 5, 1884 at Austin, Texas, the son of William Alfred and Ireva Waggonner Thompson. He was a farmer and a lumberman, a member of the Cookston United Methodist Church and the A.T.A. Lodge at Cookston, Oklahoma.

    Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha Faddis Thompson of the home; six sons, D.L. Thompson, Milton Thompson and Alfred Thompson, all of Huntsville, Euel Thompson of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Gerald Thompson of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma and Olen Thompson of Kamas, Utah; three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Ballew of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Mrs. Lillian Cookson of Denver, Colorado and Mrs. Irene Winner of Downey, California; thirty-two grandchildren; sixty-nine great-grandchildren; and nineteen great-great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held Saturday, November 10, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Duvall officiating. Interment was in the Thompson Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.

    Pallbearers were grandsons.

    Page U108 of the Clipping Books of the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.

Family 1

Ireva Waggonner b. 1843, d. 1889
Children

Family 2

Cynthia J (?) b. Apr 1854