George Claiborne Thompson

George Claiborne Thompson

Male 1778 - 1856  (77 years)

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  • Name George Claiborne Thompson 
    Born 30 Apr 1778  Fluvanna, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial 1856  Thompson Cem, Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Exact location unknown 
    Buried 1856  Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 8 Feb 1856  Shawnee Springs, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1056  mytree
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 

    Father George Thompson,   b. 12 Feb 1748, Fluvanna, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1834  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rebecca Burton,   b. 1750,   d. 21 May 1778  (Age 28 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Dec 1773  [2
    Family ID F588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Simpson Hart,   b. 8 Jun 1800,   d. 13 Jul 1883, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1819  Woodford, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Virginia Thompson  [natural]
    +2. Susanna Preston Hart Thompson,   b. 5 Oct 1822, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +3. Letitia Hart Thompson,   b. 9 Mar 1826,   d. 23 Apr 1896  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 
    Family ID F531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Burton Thompson,   d. 1807, Shawnee Springs, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 May 1806  [1
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 
    Family ID F586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mary McClung McDowell,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 8 Nov 1818, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1809  [1
    Children 
     1. Sarah Claiborne Thompson,   b. 16 Sep 1810  [natural]
     2. George Madison Thompson,   b. 8 Jun 1813,   d. 26 Jun 1829  (Age 16 years)  [natural]
    +3. William Thompson,   b. 16 May 1814,   d. 9 Feb 1900  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Rebecca Thompson,   b. 27 Oct 1818  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 
    Family ID F587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Apr 1778 - Fluvanna, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1819 - Woodford, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - Exact location unknown - 1856 - Thompson Cem, Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1856 - Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Feb 1856 - Shawnee Springs, Mercer, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • George was commissioned a lieutenant in the 5th Regiment of Kentucky militia on 14 Dec 1803. On 18 Sep 1812 he entered Capt. Samuel Maccoun's company in the 5th Regiment (south's) of Kentucky Mounted Volunteers as a private. On 29 Sep 1812 he was promoted to aide-de-camp to Gen. James Ray with the rank of captain, serving on the expedition against the Indians to Vincennes and Fort harrison until 12 Nov 1812. He was a member of the Kentucky legislature from Mercer County, 1820-21 and 1840, and was Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1820.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p364.

    2. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p362.


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