I am interested in Thomas Thompson who may have married a daughter of Don Jose Vidal.
Here are a couple of records that I have found related to Don Jose's descendants.
Don Jose VIDAL & Thomas THOMPSON in Adams Co. & Concordia Parish, LA (by Susan Gillberg)
Don Jose Vidal [March 12, 1765 - August 22,1828] Commandant at the Post in
Vidalia, LA, and continued as Spanish Consul at Natchez after the Spanish
evacuation. He served as governor of Natchez Spanish District in 1798.
In 1798, the first permanent settlement in the parish was started when Don Jose
Vidal, the Spanish Consul, obtained grants of land for himself and his sons
on the Mississippi River opposite Natchez from the then Governor General of
the MS Terr. Don Jose Vidal had his home COTTAGE GARDENS
ca. 1794 at 1830 N. Myrtle Avenue, Natchez, Adams Co, MS. At that time, the
United States was in the process of taking over Natchez and the Mississippi
territory. Wanting to stay in the Spanish territory, Don Jose moved his
family from Natchez across the river and became the commandant of the new
Post of Concord, located in the Parish of Concordia and the extreme eastern
central part of the state, the eastern boundary being the beautiful
Mississippi River across from Natchez, Mississippi. Vidalia is the parish
seat of Concordia Parish and towns in the parish include: Ferriday, Monterey
As for the Samuel Davis in the MS Terr at the time Don Jose Vidal was the
governor, that one did marry a dau of Don Jose Vidal, and another dau did
marry Thompson, although I did not find the marriage records for either, nor
subsequent residence, gravesites, etc. What I found was sufficient inference
in articles based on documents of the time to indicate to me that the son in
law of Don Jose Vidal was definitely not the father of Jefferson Davis b.
1808. This was based on the comparison of dates/places, positions held, some
tax rolls, etc
May Wilson McBee, The Natchez Court Records, Greenwood MS, 1953
pg 158, Natchez Court Records, Book D
pg.185. 22 March 1798 Thomas Thompson of Dist. of Natchez to John Minor 800 acres on east bank of Mississippi opposite the first island in the Big Black River; bound on all sides by the land of His Majesty of which I took possession on Feb. 25, 1795, as per certificate of Surveyor Gen. 15 Feb. 1795, for $800 paid.Both signed.
(My note:In 1795 and 1796 he and Scott appraised several constructions in the Natchez area for the court and he witnesses a land transaction.)
pg. 373 Land Claims Book A pg. 545 Claim No. 315 - Bargain and Sale. 24 Oct. 1797. James Montgomery and Tomsey Montgomery, formerly Tomsey Lord, both of the district of Bayou Pierre in the Government of Natchez, for $100 paid, to Robert Ashley all claim to 500 acres whereon we now live, adj. said Ashley. Signed James Montgomery, Tomsey(x) Montgomery.Wit: Thomas Ashley// Robert Ashley, for %150 paid, assigns all my right and claim to the within mentioned land to William Brocus. 25 Oct. 1798,Wit: Thomas Thompson, Walter Hunt, William Brocus, Jr.// William Brocus Jr. for $500 paid by Thomas Crabbe all right to above land. 18 Feb. 1804. Signed. Wit: James McCobb.File. Claimant Thomas Crabbe Reg. 24 Feb. 1804.Wit: William Miller, Simeon Holliday, Thomas White.Cert. B61 issued to calimant by right of occupancy 8 Sept. 1806.McBee's note:The above described 500 acres in Claiborne Co. on the north side of the South or Little Fork of Bayou Pierre, now occupied by Thomas Crabbe, bound by lands of Mr. Samuel Bridgers, Archibald Douglas and Nathaniel Holly.Jan 23, 1803.
pg. 449 Land Claims Book D pg. 285 Claim No. 1140 Thos. Thompson petition to Spanish Govt. that he has six negroes and is Carpenter at the Fort, asks 600 acres. 14 Dec. 1794.Decree for same New Orleans 15 Feb. 1795.Spanish grant to Thomas Thompson for 800 acres facing the first island above the Big Black, all sides vacant. New Orleans 2 Dec. 1797 by Gayosa.// File. Claimant Thos. Thompson 24 March 1804. Disallowed on suspiciaon of its being antedated.Dec. 22, 1804 Thomas Thompson claims 800 acres in Jefferson Co. by virtue of a Spanish grant, as above, at which time he was above the age of 21, said land being inhabited and cultivated 27 Oct. 1795 for use of said Thompson then residing in the Territory.Lyman Harding for Thos. Thompson.
pg. 449 Land Claims Book D pg. 288 Claim No. 1141Margaretta Gallagher asks for 1000 acres on Bayou Pierre to employ her slaves. 6 Dec. 1794. Decreed by Carondelet for same - no date.// Spanish grant to Margatetta Gallagher, 1000 acres between the branches of Cole's Creek, 35 miles northeast of Fort, bounf by Dona Jacinto Gallegher, Wm. Daniel, Francis Jones, and Job Routh.New Orleans 2 Dec. 1797 by Gayosa.//File. Claimant Matgarite Thompson, wife of Thomas Thompson, calims 1000 acres in Jefferson Co. by virtue of a Spanish Grant to her, 2 Dec. 1795 when she was above the age of 21 years which was inhabited and cultivated for the use of said Margaret Thompson.Lyman Harding for Margaret Thompson.Disallowed on suspicion of being antedated.Wit: Wm. Daniel.Survey Feb. 1795.
pg. 449 Land Claims Book D pg. 291 Claim No. 1142 Petition of Jacinto Galleger that she has been in this Province more than 8 years and has 8 slaves she should like to employ; asks for 1000 acres on Cole's Creek, adj. Norsworthy Hunter.17 March 1794.// Decree by Gayosa, 18 March 1794.//Spanish govt. to Jacinto Gallegher 1000 acres on north branch of Cole's Creek, 35 miles northeast of Fort, bound by Dona Margaret Gallagher, 2 Dec. 1797.// File. Claimants, heirs of Jacintha Vidal; Joseph Vidal, Jacintha Vidal, Daniel Vidal, children and heirs of Jacinta Vidal, claim 1000 acres in Jefferson Co., granted to Jacintha Galleger, as above. 2 Dec. 1797, surveyed 25 March 1774, at which time she was above the age of 21 years.Lyman Harding for heirs.Disallowed on suspicion of being antedated.
Thomas Thomson married Margaret Gallegher 1 Dec. 1796 in East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.