|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1893|
"wife of Wm., age 69y"
Daniel Lloyd Venard's research indicates that Lorren (spelling varies) was born in Shelby County, Kentucky. She married William Thompson on March 2, 1848 in McDonough County, Illinois.
William and Lorren Thompson were the parents of 11 children, at least four of whom are also buried in this cemetery: Mary E. [Keersucker](1849), John Thomas (1851-1871), Joann (1853-1869), Charles (born & died 1859), George (1854), Samuel G. (1856), Rozella (1860), Sarah (1861-1878), Franklin L. (1865), Alice (1866), and William (1871). Preceding are estimates of birth years based on census records.
Most census records found them living in Bethel Township; however, in 1870 the family was living in the 4th Ward in the city of Macomb, McDonough County.
This biographical note is quoted from, History of McDonough County, Illinois, 1885, Continental Historical Co., Springfield, Illinois: "Mrs. Lorrin Thompson was born at Shelbyville, Kentucky, in 1825. Her parents were Greenup and Mary (McComsey) McClure, who moved from Kentucky, to this county, and here died. Her husband died in January, 1872. Mrs. Thompson has a farm in Bethel township, consisting of 160 acres, 40 acres of it timber, the balance under a good state of cultivation, and well improved, on section 10. She is the mother of 11 children, four of whom are deceased." She was a member of the M.E. Church according to this article.
The stone is shared by the entire Thompson family. This side shows the inscription for William on the top half, and for Lorren on the bottom half.
Other sources: Venard-Van Antwerp . . . McClure . . . etc. Genealogy, by Daniel Lloyd Venard, 1983, Macomb, Illinois, and Corrections & Additions for Venard-Van Antwerp Genealogy, by Daniel Lloyd Venard, 1988; federal census records, vital statistics, and marriage records from Ancestry.com, the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index and Duane Lester's, Rural Cemeteries of McDonough County, Illinois, Volume II, Bethel-Industry.
The wonderful photo of Lorren is circa 1880 and was given to me by Daniel Lloyd Venard.
Greenup McClure (1790 - 1856)
Mary "Polly" McComsey McClure (1791 - 1880)
William Thompson (1823 - 1873)*
Joann Thompson (1853 - 1869)*
Samuel G Thompson (1857 - 1917)*
Rosella Thompson Nankivel (1858 - 1933)*
Charles Thompson (1859 - 1859)*
Sarah Thompson (1861 - 1878)*
James Quiddy McClure (1811 - 1845)*
Sarah Jane McClure Venard (1815 - 1883)*
Lucy Ann McClure Brundage (1819 - 1861)*
Lorren McClure Thompson (1825 - 1893)
Robert McClure (1827 - 1906)*
Created by: Carolyn.Complete
Record added: Mar 12, 2008
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