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The Thompson - McHam Families, Ancestors of Greg L. Thompson

Updated July 21, 2007

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I am researching my husband's family and looking for his Native American connections. The Thompson's are said to be Cherokee. It is exciting to search for his roots and find long-lost cousins, uncles, and aunts. He is especially interested in learning more about his mother's family, the McHam's,as she never spoke much about them. I have learned, so far, that the McHam's came from Dublin, Ireland, then to Spartanburg, SC, to Lamar county Texas. Geneology is new to me, so I am sure I will learn alot about it and American history as I work on this project. I want to make notebooks for all the siblings and children of the Norris Thompson family so they will not loose their family history. I sincerely hope that one of the future generations will carry on with this project after we are gone.
Peggy Thompson, wife of Gregory L. Thompson, Sr.
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Family Photos
  • Thompson Kids - 1949 (27 KB)
    Children of Norris Thompson and Peggy A. McHam Thompson. Big sister,JoJo, older brother Butch and baby Greg. Youngest sibling, Tommy, has not been born yet. Just wait!
  • Jasper Newton Thompson & Annie Aimsworth Family (104 KB)
    Taken in about 1905 by traveling photographer of the time. Jasper Newton with 2nd wife, Annie, his mother, Cordelia M. Thompson, and children Newton Bryan, Kate, Isabell Coe, and baby Jasper Earl.
  • Roscoe & Lena Thompson (38 KB)
    Roscoe and Lena with daughter, Delores. Roscoe served in WW II in the South Pacific.
  • Greg Thompson's great-great grandfather (56 KB)
    William Dicison McHam, Sr. I don't know what year this was taken. Most likely taken at his home in Texas.
  • Newton "Bryon" Thompson (35 KB)
    Greg's grandfather, Bryan Thompson. A man of many talents, inventor & minister.
  • W.D. McHam & Fredonia N. McHam (104 KB)
    This is W.D. and his second wife, Fredonia Newell Moore. The picture was on an old post card. I do not know what year it was taken. Post card given to me by Ralph Manton McHam, grandson of the couple.
  • Helen, Burl, & Peggy McHam (55 KB)
    Greg's Aunt Helen, Uncle Burl and his mother, Peggy, back in younger days.
  • William Dicison McHam, Sr. & 2nd family (73 KB)
    In center of photo are W.D. McHam and children Fred, Luther, Ralph, & Bonnie. Photo given to me by Luther's son, Ralph Manton McHam.
  • Greg Thompson & Laurie Osborn (26 KB)
    Greg and his first wife, Laurie, on their wedding day in 1968. Look at all that dark hair he had then!
  • Daisy Ellen McHam (65 KB)
    Daisy is the sister of Franklin Hooks McHam, Greg's great grandfather on his mother's side. Daisy was a school teacher in Paris, TX for many years. She taught math in the local high school. She died in June of 1968. She never married. This picture is also on an old post card, given to me by Ralph M. McHam.
  • Greg and Aunt Pearl Baker (74 KB)
    This 91 years young, great Aunt Pearl with Greg at Christmas 2001. Pearl is the daughter of Jasper Newton and Annie Aimsworth Thompson. She is the last living child of our great grandfather. Much of my Thompson family information has come from Pearl's astonishing memory.
  • Ralph M. and Genelle McHam (41 KB)
    Ralph M. McHam, son of Luther Manton McHam and grandson of W.D. and Fredonia McHam, and his wife of many years, Genelle Hays McHam. Picture is fairly recent. (today is 2/23/2002) Ralph is Greg's great 1/2 uncle and the oldest living McHam that I have found to date. He has a wealth of family knowledge and spent much time with great Aunt Daisy and Aunt Eula in Lamar county in the 1930's.
  • Children of Norris & Peggy McHam Thompson (21 KB)
    JoJo, Butch, Greg, & Tommy Thompson. I do not know what year this was taken or where, but aren't they cute kids?
  • 4 Generations of McHam's (97 KB)
    Peggy Alice McHam, Helen McHam, and I am told their grandfather Franklin Hooks McHam, Frank Napoleon, Jr, their father, Harry Richard McHam, Burl Richard McHam and an unknown toddler. Could the toddler be Frank Jr's son, Jack??
  • Greg Thompson & Frances McElgunn (48 KB)
    Greg and his second wife, Fran, on their wedding day in 1968 or 1969. He is unsure of the date at this point in time.
  • Burl Richard McHam & family in California (59 KB)
    This is Greg's uncle Burl and his (3rd ?) wife. Jim Coultice, Greg's stepfather, tells me that her name was Mildred and the little boy's name is Timmy. He doesn't remember the little girls names. I would like to find them. Picture taken about 1968.
  • W.D. McHam, Sr. Family Plot (106 KB)
    This is the family plot of William Dicison McHam, Sr. Buried next to him is his 1st wife, Frances Arillar Croslin McHam and their son Claude Houston McHam. Claude was born in 1888 and died in 1918.
  • Our Wedding Day - Greg & Peggy Thompson (46 KB)
    Greg's third, and final wife, ME! This was taken on our wedding day, June 5, 1999 in Carey Park, Hutchinson, KS. We had an outdoor wedding and a picnic buffet to celebrate our wedding. A beautiful day, but windy! The third time is the charm!
  • Joseph A. McHam (723 KB)
    This is Joe. He is the first McHam I found when beginning my search. He is the son of Franklin H. McHam & Ethel Milam. Franklin was my husband's great grandfather. So that makes Joe our great 1/2 uncle? It gets SO complicated!
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