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Title: John M. Thompson, wife Mary (unk) Thompson, TN & AL, 1800's
Post by: William T on May 12, 2014, 11:00:44 AM
I am seeking additional information about my great-great-grandparents: John M. Thompson and Mary (unk) Thompson and the identity of any of their ancestors. I would also appreciate any additional information or corrections or confirmation of any of the below information. 

Note: I believe that Archibald Thompson, b. 1789, Virginia and Martha (unk) Thompson, b. 1790, Kentucky are the possible parents of John M. Thompson, but I don’t really know.
Thanking you in advance…..willie cowan

Great-great-grandparents:
John M. Thompson and Mary (unk) Thompson [married date unk – probably circa 1835/1836]

John M. Thompson
Born: circa 1818, Tennessee
Died: after 1850
Mary Thompson
Born: circa 1819, Tennessee
Died: after 1850

Children of John M. Thompson and Mary Thompson:
James Thompson, b. circa 1837, Alabama
Franklin Thompson, b. circa 1843, Alabama
Julia Thompson, b. circa 1844, Alabama
Araminta Thompson, b. circa 1847, Alabama
Sophrona (Sophie) Thompson, b. circa 1849, Alabama (my great-grandmother)

Census for John M. Thompson and Mary (unk) Thompson:
1850: Jackson County, Al  (John M. and Mary and children)


My Great-grandmother: Saphrona Deanna Thompson
Married Thomas Jefferson Cowan  , Dec 12, 1869, Jackson County, AL


Saphrona Deanna Thompson [other names: Sopha; Sophia; Sophronia Diana; Sofa D]
Born: 1848 or 1849, Alabama
Died: 1897, Jackson County, AL

Husband of Saphrona: Thomas Jefferson Cowan [other names: Thomas; TJ]
Born: May 8, 1847, South Carolina [Father and mother born in South Carolina]
Died: Mar 2, 1908, Jackson County, AL

Children of Thomas J. Cowan and Saphrona Cowan:
William B. Cowan, b. 1871, Alabama
Jesse E. Cowan, b. 1872, Alabama
Cam Tailor (Taylor) Cowan, b. 1876, I believe in Bridgeport, Alabama; d. Nov 1957 (my grandfather)
Sally A. Cowan, b. 1878, Alabama
Mattie Cowan, b. 1879, Alabama

Census for Thomas J. Cowan and Saphrona Cowan:
1850: Cherokee County, GA (Thomas J. Cowan with parents John J. Cowan and Malinda Cowan)
1860: Jackson County, AL (Thomas J. Cowan with mother, Malinda Cowan and siblings)
1870: Long Island, Jackson County, AL (Thomas J. Cowan with wife Sofa D. Cowan)
1880: Jackson County, AL (Thomas J Cowan with wife Sofa D. Cowan and children)