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Re: Greenville Thompsons

Jona Runyon (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2005 5:54PM GMT
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Greenville McCloud Thompson
Born June 19, 1938 in Kentucky
died: February 18, 1925 Buchanan County, Missouri
Buried: Agency Cemetery, Agency, Buchanan County, Missouri

Married: June 15, 1860 Platte county, Missouri

Eliza Malinda Thompson
b. September 16, 1834 Kentucky
Died: April 15, 1916 Buchanan County, Missouri
Buried: Agency Cemetery, Agency, Buchanan County, Missouri

Their Children:
Eldora Thompson, married William David Holder
Charles Ransom Thompson, married Emma Winslow Snyder
Elizabeth "Allie" Thompson married Jesse Winburn Snyder, brother to Emma Winslow Snyder
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In the Letter of Administration for Greenville M Thompson located in the file at the Geneology Libary the following people are listed as his heirs:

Dora Holder daugher Frazier, Mo Box 3
C. R. Thompson son Agency, Mo Rt. 1
Laura Gillette grand daughter St. Joe, Mo
Lula Woods grand daughter 2540 SO 13th st. city
Walter Pierson grand son "" "" "" ""
Clifford Pierson grand son So St. Joe, Mo
Francis Pritchett grand daughter 14th and Garfield Ave
Lettie Roark grand daughter So St. Joe, Mo
Martha Welch grand daughter Paridice, Mo
Alena Pierson(Minor) grand daughter Paridice, Mo
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CERTIFCATE NUMBER 2018
DATED DECEMBER 28, 1899
ST JOSEPH, BUCHANAN COUNTY MO
STATE AND COUNTY COLLECTORS OFFICE
PAID $19.68 FOR TAXES ON FOLLOWING PROPERTY
PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUED AT $350.00
11 ACRES 13/100TH BLOCKS SEC 28 TWP 56 RANGE 34 VALUE $160.00
28 ACRES 23/100TH BLOCKS SEC 28 TWP 56 RANGE 34 VALUE $400.00
23 ACRES 95/100TH BLOCKS SEC 28 TWP 56 RANGE 34 VALUE $ 320.00
19 ACRES 51/100TH BLOCKS SEC 28 TWP 56 RANGE 34 VALUE $280.00
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CERTIFCATE NUMBER 2018
DATED DECEMBER 28, 1903 (WITH DAVID WILLIAM HOLDER)
ST JOSEPH, BUCHANAN COUNTY MO
STATE AND COUNTY COLLECTORS OFFICE
PAID $17.94 FOR TAXES ON FOLLOWING PROPERTY
PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUED AT $280.00
70 ACRES 13/100TH BLOCKS SEC 32 TWP 56 RANGE 33 VALUE $1280.00
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH WRITTEN BY BESSIE DAVID HOLDER NORMAN, GRANDDAUGHTER OF ELIZA AND GREENVILLE THOMPSON

Eliza Malinda Thompson was born Sept 16, 1834 in Carter Co. Kentucky to Richard and Amanda Rae Thompson. She was from a large family. They grew up and raised corn, wheat, tobacco and flax, All were busy cooking, canning, knitting and spinning. Men folks work was with Thorough Bred Horses, working in timber, distilleries. Making Barrells and stoves was a good cash job. Some of the smaller children took cholera (an epidemic) and passed away. Two of the older brothers (Landon and Flem) decided to come to Missouri, as it had been admitted to the union in 1820. Wagon Trains were leaving regular and they came there as helpers. After many hard times and anxiety they all decided to come to Missouri. After many days they reached the south part of Missouri, which was padded down by Indian trails. Many families started dropping off, as did Richard's brother, David Foster, his wife and son at Eldorado Springs. Others pushed on to Platte Co and forded the river at Weston, where Flem and Landon had settled and had a place for their folks and many more on the trail between New Market and Weston. After they settled they prepared homes and planned for crops. All trying Flax and tobacco in a new land. Flax did fair, tobacco better and when tobacco did so well, distilleries started up and a lot of work was given people to cut timber. Not only for homes and business places, but for barrel stoves to hold and ship liquor. And the navigation on the River was so good. Shipping liquor and tobacco (by hand) loose was good business to the east coast/ So people were busy, women knitting, spinning and sewing by hand for their families. All had to work, what schools that were held was by conscription and a few could pay. Many could more than read some and by the 40's and early 50's some money was coming in from the east to help the community. About this time, David Foster Thompson, a brother of Richard's decided to come to Missouri for they found the soil poor in South Missouri. However, the family did not know each other at this time but they fared, better, for David Foster's wife Elizabeth had a small amount of money obtained by through Bred Kentucky Horses. There her family with one child , they did better than Richard's large family. By the 50's all had grown up and the people were happy, had dances, husking bees, apple peelings and Interment in homes for religous services. Interment preachers dropped in to preach but War Clouds were lingering and people found the Indians to be friendly but Slavery was following and catching up.
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Obit of their son Charles Ransom Thompson

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH FROM OLD NEWPAPER CLIPPING

IN MEMORIAM

Charles Ransom Thompson was born a mile east of Agency Buchanan Co., Feb 19, 1874. He was the son of G. M. and Eliza Malinda Thompson who settled near New Market Platte Co., from Kentucky in 1849 and moved to the farm near Agency in 1871. Landon C. Thompson, her brother, was on of the earliest settlers in the Agency Community. Ransom attended Rock House Praire School and Sunday school at Agency and became a member of the Agency Methodist Church at the age of 11 years. When he was 16 his parents decided to move to St. Joseph (Jim Town) and he wanted to farm so he lived with his sister, the late Dora Holder and her husband, David, near Ebenezer and in 1891 they settled in the Gower community and purchased a farm which is still in the family and they farmed together until 1901 when he was married to Miss Emma W. Snyder and they settled in the Rock House community, and lived there all of their married life.
Two girls were born to this union, Lilah W. now Mrs. Loyd Petitt; and Mildred L, Mrs Jack Weakley.
He joined the IOOF Lodge No. 506 Agency in 1914. Served as Noble Grand in 1919 and was treasurer for many years. He had received his 50 year emblem. He had lived with the Weakleys for 18 years.
In March, Mr. Weakley entered the Sanitorium at Mt. Veron and Mildred with the grocery store could'nt care for him at this advanced age so he went to live with the oldest daughter, Mr and Mrs Loyd Petitt in April and he passed away June 29, 1965, in their home at 2209 Seneca St. , St Joseph, Mo.
Funeral services were held July 1, at Hixson Funeral Home in Gower, conducted by his minster, Rev. Steele. He is also survived by three grand children and eight great grand children and a host of friends
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I beleive this to be the brother to Eliza Malinda Thompson, wife of Greenville, and i also think that Eliza and Greenville are either brother and sister or cousins, lived in same household in 1850 Platte Township, Buchanan County Missouri Census. But they say that he was taken in after his parents died, I just do not know for sure, this is the hardest family i have, and still have not got much.
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Biographical Sketch of Landon C. Thompson, Agency Township, Buchanan
County, MO
From "History of Buchanan County, Missouri, Published 1881, St. Joseph
Steam Printing Company, Printers, Binders, Etc., St. Joseph, Missouri.
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Landon C. Thompson, teamster and hotel keeper, Agency, was born in
Carter County, Kentucky, June 27, 1839. He left Kentucky in 1852, and
located in Platte County, Missouri, where he resided up to 1861, then
changing residence to Buchanan County. April 4, 1861, he was married
to Susan Oxshire, a native of Buchanan County. She was born September
24, 1840. They had two children: Mary E. and Maggie J., both married.
He has four lots in Agency, two of which are improved. Mr. Thompson
belonged to the Pawpaw Militia, but was not out of the state. His
wife, Mrs. Oxshire, was first married to A. J. Carrington, and they
had two children: Thomas, born October 11, 1857; and Robert, born May
6, 1860, died December 25, 1862. Mr. A. J. Carrington died May 27,
1860.
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IN THE 1880 CENCUS OF AGENCY TOWNSHIP, BUCHANAN COUNTY MISSOURI, SUSAN AND LANDON ALSO HAVE A MALE BY THE NAME OF CYRUS BRIDGES, AGE 23, BORN IN ILLINOIS AND A MAGGIE BRIDGES, AGE 15, BORN IN MISSOURI, LIVING WITH THEM
Is Maggie their daughter and she married very young??? Not unheard of in them days?????
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jerry66048 31 Aug 2003 4:38AM GMT 
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Jona Runyon 1 Feb 2005 12:54AM GMT 
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