Ireva Waggonner

F, #179, b. 1843, d. 1889
Father*Alexander Waggonner
Mother*Cynthia Roe
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Kellie Sue Thompson
Last Edited5 May 2013

Life Events

     Ireva Waggonner was born in 1843 at Lincoln County, Tennessee; The 1920 census for Vern Thompson shows his mother's birthplace as Texas. Joy Russell information shows her birthplace as Lincoln County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Alexander Waggonner and Cynthia Roe. Ireva Waggonner also went by the name of Revy.
As of 24 November 1859,her married name was Cunningham.
Ireva Waggonner married John W Cunningham on 24 November 1859 at Lincoln, Tennessee.
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
about John W Cunningham Name: John W Cunningham
Spouse: Revy Waggoner
Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1859
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.
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 about Miss. A Cunningham
Name:     Miss. A Cunningham
Spouse:     Wm A Thompson
Marriage Date:     18 Mar 1865
Marriage County:     Lincoln

Note: The date in the index shows as March 18 1865 but the image looks like the March has been replaced by November.

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.

Ireva Waggonner was living in 1865 at Caldwell County, Texas; Arrevy and William lived in Caldwell County, Texas near Luling and Prairie Lea after coming to Texas from Tennessee about 1865.
Ireva Waggonner married William Alfred Thompson, son of Lewis Thompson and Elizabeth Rutledge, 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.

As of 10 November 1865,her married name was Thompson. Ireva Waggonner died in 1889 at Praire Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.

Census Enumerations

  • 18 June 1860, District 5, Lincoln, Tennessee
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about John A W Cunningham Name: John A W Cunningham
    Age in 1860: 18
    Birth Year: abt 1842
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1860: District 5, Lincoln, Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Bells Store
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    John A W Cunningham 18
    Arrepha Cunningham 15

    Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 5, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll M653_1261; Page: 56; Image: 115; Family History Library Film: 805261.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

  • 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.








  • 1 October 1850, Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Alexander Wagoner Name: Alexander Wagoner
    Age: 29
    Estimated birth year: abt 1821
    Birth Place: Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee
    Family Number: 543
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alexander Wagoner 29
    Cyntha Wagoner 28
    Daniel Wagoner 9
    Nancy Wagoner 8
    Reve Wagoner 7
    Jonathan Wagoner 1



    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: M432_887; Page: 38A; Image: 170.

    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.

Timeline

  • Ireva Waggonner was born in 1843 at Lincoln County, Tennessee; The 1920 census for Vern Thompson shows his mother's birthplace as Texas. Joy Russell information shows her birthplace as Lincoln County, Tennessee.
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Waggonner and Cynthia Roe.
  • Ireva Waggonner appeared on the 1850 Federal Census Lincoln, Tennessee in the household of her parents, Alexander Waggonner and Cynthia Roe.
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Alexander Wagoner Name: Alexander Wagoner
    Age: 29
    Estimated birth year: abt 1821
    Birth Place: Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee
    Family Number: 543
    Household Members: Name Age
    Alexander Wagoner 29
    Cyntha Wagoner 28
    Daniel Wagoner 9
    Nancy Wagoner 8
    Reve Wagoner 7
    Jonathan Wagoner 1



    Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: M432_887; Page: 38A; Image: 170.

    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.
  • Ireva Waggonner married John W Cunningham on 24 November 1859 at Lincoln, Tennessee.
    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
    about John W Cunningham Name: John W Cunningham
    Spouse: Revy Waggoner
    Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1859
    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.
    Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 about Miss. A Cunningham
    Name:     Miss. A Cunningham
    Spouse:     Wm A Thompson
    Marriage Date:     18 Mar 1865
    Marriage County:     Lincoln

    Note: The date in the index shows as March 18 1865 but the image looks like the March has been replaced by November.

    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.
  • Ireva Waggonner and John W Cunningham appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Lincoln, Tennessee, at District 5, enumerated 18 June 1860, John and Arrepha were married within the year of the census and are living on real estate valued at $424. John is a farmer and Arrepha's occupation is "spinning". Both John and Arrepha were born in Tennessee.

    They are living next door to another family of Cunninghams, perhaps they are some of John's family?.
    1860 United States Federal Census
    about John A W Cunningham Name: John A W Cunningham
    Age in 1860: 18
    Birth Year: abt 1842
    Birthplace: Tennessee
    Home in 1860: District 5, Lincoln, Tennessee
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Bells Store
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    John A W Cunningham 18
    Arrepha Cunningham 15

    Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 5, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll M653_1261; Page: 56; Image: 115; Family History Library Film: 805261.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

  • Her husband John W Cunningham died circa 1862.
  • Ireva Waggonner was living in 1865 at Caldwell County, Texas; Arrevy and William lived in Caldwell County, Texas near Luling and Prairie Lea after coming to Texas from Tennessee about 1865.
  • Ireva Waggonner married William Alfred Thompson, son of Lewis Thompson and Elizabeth Rutledge, 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.
  • Her son Alexander Lee Thompson was born on 10 January 1868 at Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tennessee.
  • Her son George Lewis Alexander Thompson was born on 11 February 1870 at Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tennessee.
  • Her son Melvin Wilson Thompson was born in 1874 at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • Her son Willis Thompson was born in 1877.
  • Her daughter Flora Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thompson was born on 10 April 1878 at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • Her son Willie Thompson was born in 1880 at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • Her daughter Mattie Irevia Thompson was born in February 1880 at Caldwell County, Texas.
  • Ireva Waggonner and William Alfred Thompson 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.








  • Her son Allie Fields Thompson was born on 5 July 1884 at Austin, Travis County, Texas.
  • Her daughter Ludie Thompson was born in 1885.
  • Her son Lou Thompson was born in 1888.
  • Ireva Waggonner died in 1889 at Praire Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.
  • Her son Vernon "Vern" Thompson was born on 19 February 1889 at Perrie Lee, Caldwell County, Texas.
  • Ireva Thompson died before Allie Fields Thompson but was mentioned in Allie Fields Thompson's obituary as a deceased mother.
    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

John W Cunningham b. 1842, d. c 1862

Family 2

William Alfred Thompson b. 1838, d. 1905
Children