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THOMPSON FAMILY CEMETERY

Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2003

This cemetery is located south of the old Coesfield community in the northeast part of Cooke County and is maintained by the greater Thompson family.  When surveyed in 1978, the cemetery was described as 'abandoned' but that is no longer the case.   Fred Thompson and other family members rescued the cemetery from oblivion.  The first known burial was in 1881 but it is believed that William, Jr. and Nancy Thompson are also buried there.  They deeded the land in 1874 to their daughter, Nancy Margaret who was married to Stephen Elliott and the recorded deed states that "except for one acre shall be set aside as a family burying ground".  Nancy was 80 and William was 79 in 1874 and they do not appear on the 1880 census.

To visit Thompson Cemetery, take Hwy 82 east from Gainesville, to FM 371.   Turn left (north) and continue to Walnut Bend School, where you will turn right and continue north on CR 127 to CR 106.  Go east about one-quarter mile.   You will see a two-well operation with two large tanks on the right and some 100 feet past this, turn right through the gate which is usually unlocked from 8 - 5.  You will see a small lane that heads east (to your left) and then turns back right over a small earthen dam.  The cemetery is just beyond this point and visible.   The old Thompson home place once stood on the opposite side of the road.


THOMPSON, Ollie J.    11 Feb 1897 - 30 Aug 1899
Son of Mary EPPS and Jefferson D. Thompson
Stone

WEBB, Jim    20 Mar 1898 - 29 Oct 1898
Son of Lillie THOMPSON and James R. Webb
Stone

ELLIOTT, Stephen E.    1 Jan 1826 - 4 Dec 1896
Husb. of Nancy Margaret THOMPSON Elliott
Stone

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THOMPSON, infant    5 Apr 1900 - 6 Apr 1900
Son of Lou Agnes MURRELL and Charles C. Thompson
Stone

THOMPSON, infant    23 June 1898 - 28 June 1898
Son of Lou Agnes MURRELL and Charles C. Thompson
Stone

ANDERSON, infant    17 Oct 1897 - 23 Oct 1897
Son of Lula THOMPSON and John T. Anderson
Stone

THOMPSON, Thomas C.    11 Feb 1881 - 19 Feb 1881
Son of Ellen MYERS and Robert W. Thompson
Stone

Unknown

Unknown

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THOMPSON, Sarah Ellen MYERS    13 Jan 1837 - 12 Dec 1901
THOMPSON, Robert Ware    27 May 1824 - 8 June 1901
Stone

THOMPSON, William   5 Dec 1795 - ca 1875/79
THOMPSON, Nancy PETTY   15 Sept 1794 - ca 1875/79
note: memorial stone placed by Margaret Thompson Gragg
Stone

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Unknowns?(2)  -Can't be determined if these sandstones
may be footstones for the following row.

Unknown, Infants
Stone

DOSSEY, Hallie    31 Mar 1889 - 17 June 1891
Stone

Unknown
note: sandstone by south fence

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PURCELL, Lydia Reynolds   :11 Mar 1866 - 8 May 1900
son and dau. died in infancy.
src: internet - Lydia, dau.
of Lewis & Nancy Reynolds.(see Union Hill for sister,
Emily Jane Purcell)
Stone

Unknown

Maudy H.    - no dates
Stone

Unknowns (2)


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