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James R. Thompson, Sr
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Birth: May 16, 1747
North Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Sep. 16, 1818
Kentucky, USA


Father was Ebenezer Thompson Sr. born in Scotland and came to America some time before 1768. Ebenezer had several children, but nothing is known of any except James Sr.

Born in Edinbrun, Scotland.
Married in Maryland March 16, 1768 to Anne Perry.
Served in Revolutionary War, Private, Maryland regiment.
Around 1800 he moved to Kentucky.
Had 8 Children:
1. James Jr, b. 10-nov-1768
2. John, b. 10-nov-1770
3. Margaret, b. 26-sep-1772
4. William, b. 25-jul-1774 d.20-jul-1775
5. William, b. 6-nov-1776
6. Ebenezer II, b. 8-oct-1778 d.7-oct-1865
7. Edward, b. 23-oct-1780
8. Ann, b. 25-feb-1782

James R. Thompson was the Son of Ebenezer Thompson and Elizabeth Somerset. James a Veteran of the Revolutionary War. James married Nancy Ann Perry on 10 Mar 1767 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. They had 9 children: James Jr., John, Margaret, William, William F., Ebenezer II, Edward, Ann and Sarah.

Special Notes: James was actually born in Edinburg, Lanarkshire, Scotland and died in Blue Lick, Bracken, Kentucky.

James Thompson is verified as a soldier in the American War of Independence. He enlisted on December 10, 1776 as a private, in the John Hoskins Stones Co., Col Smallwoods Regt., (Maryland Archives Vol 18 p. 6) and is also listed as a Sgt. 1st Regt., Maryland Troops, enlisted December 10, 1776, discharged December 1779, and re-enlisted in 1781. ( p. 168)

(Brumbaughs, Colonial & Revolutionary Records Vol 1, p. 159 DAR # 390247)

James Thompson's SAR Headstone:

In April of 2012, there was a SAR dedication ceremony for the new SAR headstone that was placed at James and Ann Thompson's grave site near Germantown in Bracken County, Kentucky. Photos are from Dennis McClurg (descendant of James and his son James) who participated in the ceremony.

Family links: 
  Nancy Anne Perry Thompson (1748 - 1818)
  Ebenezer Thompson (1778 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
Thompson Cemetery
Bracken County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Nannette Huffman
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74698579
James R. Thompson, Sr
Added by: Denny Roach
James R. Thompson, Sr
Added by: Denny Roach
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Thank you for your service from a grateful nation - Rest in peace 5th Great Grandfather.
- Denny Roach
 Added: Oct. 28, 2011

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