Can anybody add to this family. I am descended from Sam Ketchum, Louisa Greenlee Lecompte's first husband, and later the wife of John C. Lecompte b.1856.
1. Isaac LECOMPTE .
Isaac married Banta RACHEL . Banta died on 2 Jun 1869 in Missouri.
"After her husband's early death, Rachel Banta Lecompte remained in their Kentucky home near the village of Sweet
Home (now Defoe). Here, among her many Dutch relatives and friends, she lived, until the children were grown. ...
With one exception, all the LeCompte children came to Missouri. Rachel followed. On May 20, 1847 she bought land
in Liberty Township from David and Eliza Ann Seney. She lived with her daughter, Ann, and son-in-law, Jacob Paar,
until her death on June 2, 1869."
Isaac and Banta had the following children:
+ 2 M i. Elijah LECOMPTE .
3 F ii. Ann LECOMPTE .
Ann married Jacob PAAR .
2. Elijah LECOMPTE(Isaac) was born in Kentucky.
Information on Elijah and his mother Rachel Banta, wife of Isaac Lecompte, comes from a book, The History of Ethel
1888-1988, (pp. 133-135). These pages give a genealogy primarily of Elijah's sister, Ann LeCompte who married
Elijah had the following children:
+ 4 M i. John C. LECOMPTEwas born in Dec 1856.
+ 5 M ii. Jeff Davis LECOMPTEwas born in 1862. He died in 1918.
6 M iii. Walter LECOMPTEwas born in 1864.
Walter married Minnie BARNETTE .
4. John C. LECOMPTE(Elijah, Isaac) was born in Dec 1856 in Missouri. He died in Melrose, NM.
Lived in Johnson County, TX at time of 1900 census with wife Louisa and seven children.By 1910 the family was in
Hall County, TX with children John C,Joseph B, Walter, Ethyl and Henry T. in the household. John and Louisa were
still in Hall County, TX with Walter and Tracy in 1920.John LeCompte probably lived in Melrose, NM at time of
death.Committed suicide after being injured in accident.John C. Lecompte, Jr. b.Aug. 25, 1890 d.Dec. 26, 1939
buried in same cemetery as Henry Tracy Lecompte in Melrose, NM.
HUDSPETH DIRECTORY CO'S 1929 Directory of Taxpayers of Hall County, TX (City of Memphis excepted).
Lecompte H T and wife Newlin p340
Lecompte J C Newlin r6990 pSO
Lecompte John and wife Newlin p360
Lecompte Walter and wife Newlin p655
John married Louisa GREENLEEdaughter of William Pinkney GREENLEE and Sarah BLANCHARD. Louisa was born on 5 May 1859 in Arkansas. She died on 13 Oct 1943 in Ralls, Texas. She was buried in Ralls, Texas.
Louisa took the two children and left Sam Ketchum (infamous outlaw) about 1880, eventually marrying John Lecompte.They were living in Johnson County, TX in 1900 census.
Louisa's father and mother were born in Missouri.Two of Louisa Greenlee's sisters married into the Till family.Bill Till married Duke Greenlee and Thomas Jefferson Till married Berneice Greenlee.
NOTE:John B. Ketchum (same name as Louisa's grandson) received a 640 acre bounty (file 188) in Johnson County,
Abstract 484 August 30, 1845 (Texas General Land Office).Who was this John B. Ketchum?Was this a connection that led Louisa to Johnson County when she leftSan Saba County?
John and Louisa had the following children:
7 F i. Cora LECOMPTEwas born in Feb 1884 in Texas.
Lived in Hall Co., TX c.1920-1930.
Cora married James BRICE .
8 M ii. Elijah Pinkney LECOMPTEwas born on 24 May 1888 in Alvarado, TX. He died on 3 Mar 1956 in Texas. Elijah married Ethel VENABLE .
9 M iii. John C. LECOMPTE Jr.was born on 25 Aug 1890 in Texas. He died on 26 Dec 1939. He was buried in Melrose, NM. John married Mary Letha STOCKTONdaughter of Edward C. STOCKTON and Virginia Jennie DOBBS on 21 Jul 1918. Mary was born on 7 Jan 1894 in Wise Co., Texas. She died in Sep 1974 in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., Texas.
10 M iv. Joseph B. LECOMPTEwas born in Nov 1892 in Texas. He died in 1976. Joseph married Leta SMITH .
11 M v. Alfred LECOMPTEwas born in Jun 1894 in Texas.
12 M vi. Walter N. LECOMPTEwas born in May 1898 in Texas.
Twin to Ethel Lecompte.
Walter married (1) Thelma Juanita CUNNINGHAM"Billye".
She was supposedly from Dalhart, TX or her parents lived in Dalhart in their later years.
Walter married (2) Cleva .
One of Walter's wives, probably Cleva, was a missionary preacher.Children Phyllis and Ginger lived in Amarillo, TX
13 F vii. Ethel Jane LECOMPTEwas born in May 1898 in Texas. She died in Feb 1956.
Twin to Walter Lecompte.
Ethel married Lewis Elmo FLEMING . Lewis died in 1970.
Louis had brother named Sid who was never married.
14 M viii. Henry Tracy LECOMPTEwas born in 1902. He died in 1975 in Melrose, NM. He was buried in Melrose, NM.
Waliene Spradley remembered that Tracy stayed with his mother Louisa for "a long time" when she was sick, before she died.Following notes not proven, but very likely, to be Henry Tracy.
LECOMPTE, HENRY T.age 28 PCT6 Curry County, NM 1930 census.Hale County, Texas
deaths HENRY T. LECOMPTE March 3, 1975.
Henry married Lois? .
5. Jeff Davis LECOMPTE(Elijah, Isaac) was born in 1862. He died in 1918.
Information about this LeCompte branch primarily from the efforts of Kirkwood Adams LeCompte.
Jeff married Lucy CANON . Lucy was born in 1871.
They had the following children:
15 F i. Adria LECOMPTEwas born in 1892. She died in 1966.
16 M ii. Walter Harold LECOMPTEwas born on 28 Aug 1893 in Texas. He died on 20 Nov 1980. He was buried in Mountain Ranch Cemetery, Calaveras Co., California.
Twin to Ethel Lecompte.First wife named Billy?.Second wife was preacher or very religious and conservative person according to interviews.
Walter married (1) Annie F. NICHOLSON . Annie was born in 1912.
Walter married (2) Emma Frances SCOTT .
17 M iii. John LECOMPTEwas born in 1895. He died in 1896.
18 F iv. Burnice LECOMPTEwas born in 1896. She died in 1897.