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209. Thomas Andrew THOMPSON was born in August 1841 in Virginia.57,102 He died on 9 March 1916 at the age of 74 in Hancock County, Illinois.143

Thomas was apparently married twice - he married Sarah Hough in 1871, but in the 1880 census he is shown with an 18-year-old son, Whitfield.

1880 Census. Huntsville, Twp, Schuyler Co, IL, HH 180
Andrew Thompson, age 38, b. VA, parents b. VA
Sarah E., 37, wife, b. NC, parents, b. NC
Whitfield, 18, son, b. IL
Joseph W. 7, son, b. IL
Wesley F., 1, son, b. IL
Ruth Helton, 70, boarder, b. NC
Christine C. Hough, age 25, boarder, b. NC
James B. Hough, age 21, boarder, b. NC

1900 Census. Augusta Twp, Hancock Co, IL, Hh 24
Wassengler B. Tompson, b. Aug 1872, age 27, married 5 years, b. IL,father b. VA, mother b. NC, Farm labor
Rilla E., wife, b. Mar 1872, age 28, no children
Frank W. Brother, b. Sep 1878, age 21
Hh 25
Thomas A. Tompson, b. Aug 1841, age 58, widowed, b. VA, parents, b. VA, junk dealer

1910 Census. Augusta Twp, Hancock Co, IL, Hh 130
Thomas A. Thompson, age 68, widow, b. VA, parents b. VA, Junk Dealer

??? [THOMPSON] (private).

Thomas Andrew THOMPSON and ??? [THOMPSON] had the following children:

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Whitfield THOMPSON was born in 1862 in Illinois.

Thomas Andrew THOMPSON and Sarah A. HOUGH were married on 13 September 1871 in Hancock County, Illinois.144 Sarah A. HOUGH died on 20 July 1885 in Hancock County, Illinois.145

Thomas Andrew THOMPSON and Sarah A. HOUGH had the following children:

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i.

Walter F. THOMPSON died on 10 May 1875 in Hancock County, Illinois. He was born in Hancock County, Illinois.146

Found on FindAGrave. The child was age 2 years, 9 months, and 11 days, when born, but that computes to 29 Jul 1872 - there was another male born to Thomas & Sarah and he seems to be also born in 1872 - the 1900 census says Aug 1872. It's possible there were twins boys - I often find computations in years, months & days to be faulty. Or Walter did not belong in this family.

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Joseph Wassengler THOMPSON was born in August 1872 in Illinois.

1900 Census. Augusta Twp, Hancock Co, IL, Hh 24
Wassengler B. Tompson, b. Aug 1872, age 27, married 5 years, b. IL,father b. VA, mother b. NC, Farm labor
Rilla E., wife, b. Mar 1872, age 28, no children
Frank W. Brother, b. Sep 1878, age 21
Hh 25
Thomas A. Tompson, b. Aug 1841, age 58, widowed, b. VA, parents, b. VA, junk dealer

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Wesley Frank THOMPSON was born on 29 September 1878 in Hancock County, Illinois. He died on 9 December 1951 at the age of 73.147

According to cemetery records at Western Illinois University Archives, Wesley Frank was a deaf mute.

1910 Census. Carthage Twp, Hancock County Almshouse, Hancock Co, IL
Frank Thompson, age 30, b. ILL. Marked as can read & write, but also marked as Deaf and Dumb, so I rather doubt that the first part was correct.

1920 - Still at the Hancock Co Almshouse:
Frank Thompson, age 41, b. Illinois, parents b. Illinois

1930 - Hanock County Almshouse
Frank Thompson, age 55, b. IL, parents b. U.S.