I am new at genealogy and trying to trace 2 Thompson lines as my mother's maiden name was Thompson.
On my mother's side I think I have traced it back to William Thompson b. 25 Dec 1576 Kirkham, , Lancashire, England - his father is shown to be Robert Thompson, however there is no further info. Lot of items to still be verified and added.
On my father's side, I seem to be stuck locating the parents of William James Thompson b. 21 Feb 1826 , , TN d. 3 Aug 1905 Highland, Pike, Arkansas and his wife Sarah Patience Bryant b. 23 Nov 1831 , , Bledsoe, TN d 10 Dec 1907 Highland, Pike, Arkansas . William's parents are said to be from Virginia by his later census reports.
Any help would be appreciated. On ancestry.com it is listed at "Truett Wayne Thompson Family Tree"