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William Thompson Jr. was the son of William Thompson Sr.
Eveline was the daughter of Unknown Parents


William Thompson Jr. & EvelineWilliam Thompson Jr. was born on Dec 28, 1780 in that part of Virginia which later became Lincoln Co., Kentucky. His father, William Thompson Sr., had acquired a large tract of land along the Dix River after the Revolutionary War; starting in 1786 there are numerous land transactions recorded in the Lincoln County deed books where he transferred acreage to his children, including William Jr, his brother Alexander, and his brother-in-laws Will Logan, Elisha Prewitt and Christopher Singleton. William married Eveline about 1821, and they had one son, named Martin, born in 1822. According to Warren Reid's book, they were married in Ohio, but he lists Martin as being born in Lincoln Co., KY. I do not know when Eveline died, or if William remarried. William Thompson Jr. died in Gage Co., NE on Dec. 27, 1862. According to Warren Reid's book, William is buried in Dolen Cemetery, Gage Co., NE (the only Thompson marker remaining in Dolen Cemetery today is the one for their son Martin, who died in 1892.)

The Children of William Thompson & Eveline:

Martin ThompsonMartin William Thompson was born on October 14, 1822 in Lincoln Co., Kentucky. Martin married Evalina Jones on August 10, 1843 in Lawrence Co., OH and they had 10 children. The family is listed on the 1850 census Symms Twp, Lawrence Co., Ohio. Based on birth places of their children, they lived in Ohio until about 1854 when they began a series of moves. They had a child in Missouri in 1855 and a child in Texas in 1859. They are listed on the 1860 census of Easton Twp., Leavenworth, Kansas, and they had a child in Kansas in 1863. They settled in Nebraska by 1866, and they are listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Beatrice, Gage Co., Nebraska. Martin William Thompson died on April 30, 1892 in Leadville, Lake Colorado. He was shot while participating in the Colorado gold rush. His body was returned to Nebraska for burial. Evalina Jones Thompson died on April 17, 1894 in Gage Co., Nebraska. They are both buried in Dolen Cemetery, Gage Co., Nebraska, but the only Thompson marker remaining is the one for Martin. Children of Evalina Jones & Martin William Thompson were: Foster M. (1844), Elizabeth Jane (1845), Amanda Caroline (1849), William Richard (1850), Mary Elizabeth (1853), Evalina (1855), Lucinda (1858), John Flemin (1859), Pluma A. (1863) & Osta Emmer (1866) Thompson.
The Family of Martin William Thompson & Evalina Jones
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