I am hoping someone has some details or even a clue that would help me learn more about my ggggrandfather, Eddington R. Thompson. He is sometimes listed as Eddington R. Hiram Thompson, and I have seen Edward R. Thompson. Census records indicate he was born in Arkansas 1823-24. He died in Jefferson County, Texas in 1862. In 1848, he married Truzilla Luvenia Williams. They had three children:
Charles Hiram Thompson b. 1849 Emily "Emma" Elizabeth Thompson b. 1851 (my gggrandm) Eli R. Thompson b. 1854
The first two children were born in Bell County, Texas. There are many Thompsons from Bell County. The last was born in Falls County, Texas. My father says his grandmother told him that Ernest Othmer Thompson, a prominent Texas politician and businessman from Bell County, was a cousin of Eddington.
Eddington R. Thompson is the only dead-end of all of my grandparents. We know absolutely nothing more about him. Could anyone suggest who his parents might have been, where they lived in Arkansas, or any siblings he might have had?
I would be grateful for leads and happy to exchange for other information that I may have.