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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson


Amanda Caroline BIGHAM

Info on Amanda and her descendants received from Barbara Lowry at email: in November 2003.

Arthur TRAVIS Sr.

MILITARY RECORDS: He served in the Revolutionary War as a private under the command of Colonel Lacy. He served as a spy under the command of General Sumpter. He was taken prisoner by the British but was later released. General George Washington presented him with a Indian tomahawk and a fife, which was kept by descendants for years. They were later destroyed by a fire. He applied for a pension in 1832. He came to Livingston County, Kentucky in 1799. He was a gunsmith and a school teacher.

DEATH RECORDS: Crittenden County, Kentucky
His death record says he was worn out with age, he was 88 years old, a blacksmith, and a widower.

Virgil Judson BETTIS

He was 18 in 1910, married and living with his wife next door to his parents in College Park, Fulton, Georgia.