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The "Thompson's" of Louisiana

Updated July 23, 2003

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The odest Thompson that I know of is John Thompson of North Carolina. He migrated about 1800 to Georgia (At that time Ga. included central Mississippi.). He left Ms. about 1812 and went to "No Man's Land" in west central Louisiana. He remained there until sometime in the 1820's then left for the Caddo Indian territory near the present day town of Shreveport. Shreveport did not exist in those days. John died in Caddo Parish in March of 1839. His succession papers are in my possession naming many members of his family. Archibald Thompson, John's only known son remained in the Sugartown, La. area for awhile having at least one child there, William Thompson. (There may have been others as some evidence suggests). Archibald was in Caddo parish at the time of John's death however being named as one of the co-administrators. William Iles Jr. was the primary administrator. The succession papers do not show any inheritance being conveyed to Archibald. However two of his descendants, William his son and one Delaney West are named as heirs. They were the only two though. This suggests that Archibald was dead at this point.

Willliam Thompson married Susan Miller, dau of John A. Miller, of Vernon parish, La. William and Susan had many children creating a large number of Thompson's in the Vernon parish area of Louisiana.

I am presently trying to piece together John Thompson's ancestry and also connect all the other descendants with documented evidence. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

Ronald O. Thompson

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