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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson



CENSUS RECORDS: 9 Oct 1850 Pope County, Illinois film #442913, page #284, family #537/537
ALSTON, Osborn age 24 male, farmer $200.00 TN
ALSTON, Susan age 19 female GA

CENSUS RECORDS: 1870 Carrsville, Livingston, Kentucky family #3/3
ALISTON, O. F. age 44 male, farmer & ferry keeper, $4000 & $3150, TN
ALISTON, Susan age 39 female GA
ALISTON, Mary age 15 female IL
ALISTON, Logan J. A. age 14 male, farm laborer IL
ALISTON, Love age 12 male, farm laborer IL
ALISTON, Sarah age 10 female IL
ALISTON, Ellen age 7 female IL
ALISTON, Julia age 5 female IL
ALISTON, George age 5 male IL
ALISTON, Minnie age 2 female KY
HALL, Mary age 68 female, no occupation GA
LYLES, William age 21 male, farm laborer TN
LARGE, Martha age 16 female, domestic servant TN
HALL, J. H. age 45 male, merchant PA

Susan HALL

She was in the 10 to 15 age bracket in 1840.

She was 19 in 1850 and still did not have any children yet, even though she had been married for 5 years already.

Where are they in 1860???

She was 39 in 1870.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 Carrsville, Livingston, Kentucky family #88/89
CAIN, R. Griggs head, age 57, farmer, TN unk unk
CAIN, Susan wife, age 49, GA NC SC
CAIN, L. John son, age 15, AR TN TN
ALLISTON, Juliett step-dau, age 15, IL TN GA
ALLISTON, George step-son, age 15, IL TN GA
ALLISTON, Minnie step-dau, age 12, KY TN GA
CAIN, Frank son, age 9, KY TN TN


She was 15 in 1870 and was living with George W. and Martha Hall Joyner, at Stonefort, Illinois.

She is also listed as age 15 in 1870 but with her parents in Carrsville, Livingston, Kentucky.


He was 14 in 1870 and was working as a farm laborer.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 Carrsville, Livingston, Kentucky film #1254429, page 384A, family #360/360
ALLISON, Logan head, age 24, farmer, IL IL GA
ALLISON, Levi brother, age 21, male, farm hand, IL IL GA
ALLISON, Ella sister, age 17, female, keeps house, IL IL GA
ULEN, William bro-in-law, age 20, male, boarder, IL IL IL


He was 12 in 1870 and was working as a farm laborer.

He was 21 in 1880 living with his brother Logan and working as a farm hand.

VITAL RECORDS: Livingston County, Kentucky 1852 to 1907 deaths
He died of pneumonia, he was single and a farmer, and was 22 years old.


She was 10 in 1870.


She was 7 in 1870.

She was 17 in 1880, keeping house for her brothers Logan and Levi.


She was 5 in 1870.

She was 15 in 1880.


He was 5 in 1870.

He was 15 in 1880.


She was 2 in 1870.

She was 12 in 1880.


He was 5 in 1850.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1860 Richmond, Ray, Missouri book #977.819 x2ph
THORNTON, William age 72 (1788) born in Pennsylvania
THORNTON, Margery age 78 (1782) born in Ireland
TREADWAY, Henry C. age 16 (1844) born in Missouri
MILLER, Arllis age 17 (1843) born in Missouri (black slave)

CENSUS RECORDS: 2 June 1880 Beatty, Carroll, Missouri film #1254679, page 462C
Occ: Farmer Fa: KY Mo: KY
Martha TREADWAY Wife F M W 32 MO
Occ: Keeping House Fa: TN Mo: TN
George W. TREADWAY Son M S W 11 MO
Occ: At Home Fa: MO Mo: MO
Fa: MO Mo: MO
Charlotte TREADWAY Dau F S W 7 MO
Fa: MO Mo: MO
Bettie TREADWAY Dau F S W 2 MO
Fa: MO Mo: MO
George COX Bro-in-Law M S W 19 MO
Occ: Laborer Fa: TN Mo: TN

CENSUS RECORDS: 9 July 1900 Lemoore, Kings, California SD#5, ED #34, Sheet #17B, page #265A
TREADWAY, Henry Head, age 55, May 1845, md 32 yrs, MO KY KY, farm laborer, rents a house
TREADWAY, Martha Wife, age 53, Oct 1846, md 32 yrs, MO KY MO, mother of 14, 6 living
TREADWAY, Olie Dau., age 12, Oct 1887, single, CA MO MO, attends school

Martha Jane COX

She was 32 on the 1880 census. In the birth records of Ray County, Missouri in 1880 it said she had just given birth to her 9th and 10th babies and she was 36 and Henry was 38 years old. There are apparently at least four that have died by then because I have names for only six. In 1900 she was 52 years old and said she was the mother of 14 children but only 6 were still living. Also in 1900 she is listed with her daughter Olive living with her daughter Charlotte and son-in-law Joe Goodall in Fresno County, California and also with her husband and daughter Olive in Lemoore, Kings County, California.


In 1880, she was 9 years old and was attending school.


In 1880, she was 2 years old.


The birth record says he is the ninth child of Martha Cox film #959726.


The birth record says she is the tenth child of Martha Cox film #959726.


NOTES: I do not find him as head of household until 1810. I do not find him again after that.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1810 Montgomery County, Kentucky page 347,
TREADAWAY, Joel 1 male 26 to 45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 16 to 26. (I believe it should be one male and female instead of 2 females.)

COURT RECORDS: In court records from 3 November 1823, his son William Thornton Treadway, age 17 is appointed a guardian as he is the orphan of Joel Treadway deceased. In another court record in 1851 a David Barrow states that Joel Treadway, son of John, left children by two wives.


NOTES: I received today 25 July 2001 from Perry Goss of Missouri a copy of the Will of William Thornton. He stated in his Will that his sister's name was Mary Treadway and that she was deceased.

Colonel John THORNTON

Found on the IGI at LDS Family History Center a John THORNTON son of William THORNTON and Jane ALLISON who was born 24 DEC 1786 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is the perfect age to be this John THORNTON. In John's obit it says he was nearly 61 years old when he died which would make him born in 1786. (August 2001)

SETTLERS ERECT FORTS in HOWARD COUNTY, MISSOURI: Being fully convinced that the Indians were making preparations to attack the settlements along the Missouri river, they determined to be ready to receive them properly when they did appear, and to this end, began the erection of three forts in Howard county, Missouri bearing the names respectively, of Fort Cooper, Fort Hempstead, and Fort Kincaid. Fort Cooper was located about two miles southwest of Boone's Lick. Fort Kincaid was east southeast, about nine miles distant, and about one mile north of the present Boonville railroad bridge. Fort Hempstead was about one and a half miles north of Fort Kincaid. Each fort was a series of log houses, built together around an enclosure. In each house lived a family, and the stock was corraled, and the property of the settlers secured at night in the enclosure. There were other smaller forts, but the above were the most important. The men at FORT HEMPSTEAD: George Alcorn, James Alcorn, William Allen, John Arnold, Price Arnold, Joseph Austin, John Austin, Robert Austin, William Baxter, Big Berry, John Berry, William Berry, David Boggs, Joseph Boggs, Muke Box, Joseph Boyers, Robert Brown, Samuel Brown, William Brown, Townsend Brown, Christopher Brown, Christopher Burckhartt, Nicholas S. Burckhartt, Andrew Carson, Lindsay Carson (father of Kit Carson), Moses Carson, Charles Canole, William Canole, Isaac Clark, Joseph Cooley, James Cooley, Ferrin Cooley, Braxton Cooper, Jr., James Cockrell, Thomas Chandler, James Creason, John Creason, Peter Creason, William Creason, Daniel Crump, Harper Davis, James Douglas, Daniel Durbin, John Elliott, Braxton Fugate, Hiram Fugate, Reuben Fugate, Sarshall Fugate, Simeon Fugate, Reuben Gentry, Samuel Gibbs, Abner Grooms, John Grooms, William Grooms, Alfred Head, Moses Head, Robert Hinkson, John James, James Jones, Abner Johnson, Noah Katew, Joseph McLane, William McLane, Ewing McLane, David McQuitley, William Monroe (called Long Gun), Joseph Moody, Susan Mullens, Thompson Mullens, John Peak, William Pipes, Michael Poage, Robert Poage, Joseph Poage, Christopher Richardson, Jesse Richardson, James Richardson, Silas Richardson, John Rupe, Henry Simons, Reuben Smith, Andrew Smith, Thomas Smith, John Snethan, James Snethan, Joseph Still, John Stinson, Nathan Teague, Solomon Teters, David Teters, John Teters, Isaac THORNTON, John THORNTON, Davis TODD, Elisha TODD, Jonathan TODD, Levi TODD, James Turner, Philip Turner, Jesse Turner, Thomas Vaughan, Robert Wilds, William Wadkins, James Whitley, Benjamin Young, and John Yarnell.

HISTORY: Clay & Ray Counties, Missouri (SLFHL #977.819 H2h & #977.819 H2r) David TODD was the first Judge and Colonel John THORNTON, Elisha CAMERON & James GILMOR were the first County Justices in Clay & Ray Counties serving from April 1821 to March 1822. They were appointed by Governor McNair. Colonel John THORNTON & Colonel Shubel ALLEN were in Clay County by 1820. Elizabeth & Dinah TRIGG were sisters, daughters of Stephen TRIGG & Elizabeth CLARKE and the wife's of John & Shubel. John THORNTON & Shubel ALLEN were both on the 1822 tax list in Gallatin Twp, Clay County. John & Shubel's block houses were located about 5 miles southeast of Liberty in Clay County. John's home was rented to hold sessions of court until 1828. John THORNTON, Shubel ALLEN, and Andrew ROBERTSON each contributed $100.00 in about 1838 for the first female Seminary in Clay County. John THORNTON owned the property that the LDS Church now owns that is the Old Pioneer Cemetery where Oliver COWDREY is buried in Richmond, Ray, Missouri. The cemetery is located on North Thornton Street. John THORNTON owned a mill close to Bluffton in Ray County. John THORNTON was a Justice of the Peace and married several couples in Ray County.

LAND RECORDS: Ray County, Missouri Original Land Entries Vol.#1, book #977.819 R28g
Grantees - John THORNTON & John WOOLARD, 17 March 1827, Twp. 52, Range 27, Section 30, all of SW 1/4
Grantee - John THORNTON, 7 May 1827, Twp. 52, Range 27, Section 30, all of NW 1/4
Grantee - John THORNTON, 10 March 1830, Twp. 52, Range 28, Section 25, e 1/2 of NE 1/4
Grantee - John THORNTON, 7 March 1837, Twp. 51, Range 28, Section 1, all of NE 1/4
Grantee - John THORNTON, 14 June 1837, Twp. 50, Range 28, Section 5, ne 1/4 of NW 1/4
Grantee - John THORNTON, 26 March 1844, Twp. 52, Range 28, Section 21, w 1/2 of NW 1/4

MISSOURI PERSECUTIONS of the L. D. S. Church: Colonel John THORNTON seemed to help the Mormons out during their trials in Missouri. Efforts to keep the Mormons out of Clay County, Missouri failed because of the influence of Alexander Doniphan and other just men. Nonetheless, the increasing numbers of Mormon immigrants into the county continued to create a feeling of alarm. On 29 June 1836, a citzens meeting was called and Alexander Doniphan and five other men, including Colonel John THORNTON and David R. Atchison, were chosen to draft a resolution asking the Mormons to leave the county before violence erupted. The Latter-Day Saints agreed to move at the first opportunity, and accepted an offer to help them select a new location. (Court Records of Clay county, Missouri.) His oldest daughter Elizabeth was married to General Alexander W. Doniphan, lawyer for the Prophet Joseph Smith. He had a brother-in-law named Shubel Allen.

HISTORY: Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830 - 1930, B. H. Roberts Comprehensive History of the Church, Volume 1 Chapter 39 Retribution: Was It Meted Out To Missouri. "The legislature of Missouri, to cover their infamy, appropriated the munificent sum of $2,000 to help the suffering Mormons. Their agent took a few miserable traps, the sweepings of an old store for the balance of the patrimony he sent into Daviess county and killed our hogs, which we were then prevented from doing, and brought them to feed the poor Mormons as part of the legislative appropriation." (The Mormon Question, a Discussion between Schuyler Colfax, Vice-President of the United States, and President John Taylor, 1869, p. 19.) The History of Caldwell County, published by the National Historical Co. 1886, p. 143, makes the following statement upon the subject: "By an act of the legislature approved December 11, 1838, the sum of $2,000 was appropriated, for the purpose of relieving the indigent and suffering families in Caldwell and Daviess counties, and the following commissions were appointed to expend the sum and distribute 'food, raiment, and other necessaries' among the deserving; Anderson Martin, William THORNTON and John C. Richardson of Ray county; Elisha Cameron, John THORNTON and Eli Casey, of Clay; Henry McHenry, of Caldwell, and M. T. Green, of Daviess. It is asserted that not a dollar of the appropriation was expended for the benefit of the Mormons, although the act itself did not especially exclude them. The Gentiles were the sole beneficiaries."

CENSUS RECORDS: 1830 Clay County, Missouri page 289
1 male 40 to 50 (John), 1 female 30 to 40 (Elizabeth), 3 females 5 to 10 (Elizabeth, Carolina & Adeliza) and 2 females under 5 (Susan & Mary)

CENSUS RECORDS: 1840 Clay County, Mtd curi page 33 (I have not looked at actual census yet just the index)

NEWSPAPER: Liberty Tribune 31 Oct 1847: (Book extractions of newspaper #977.816 D28h) Colonel John THORNTON died on Sunday morning aged nearly 61 years.

THORNTON, John (1786-1847) Grandson-in-law of John J. Trigg; father-in-law of Alexander William Doniphan. Born 24 December 1786. Member of Missouri state house of representatives 1824 to 1832 and 1836; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1828 to 1830. Died in Clay County, Missouri 24 October 1847. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Missouri. (Info from The Political Graveyard at the following address: )

Elizabeth TRIGG

She was in the 30 to 40 age brackett in 1830 Clay County, Missouri.

CENSUS RECORDS: 1850 Liberty, Clay, Missouri p.300, #977.816 X2h family #1/1
THORNTON, Elizabeth age 49, female, $10,000.00 KY
THORNTON, Frances age 18, female, $4000.00 MO
THORNTON, John C. age 16, male, $4000.00 MO
THORNTON, Theodocia age 14, female, $4000.00 MO

NEWSPAPER: Liberty Tribune 10 Feb 1858: (Book extractions of newspaper #977.816 D28h) Elizabeth THORNTON wife of the late Colonel John THORNTON aged 57 years died in Liberty and the funeral was held at the home of her daughter Mrs. MORTON in Liberty.