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Descendants of Sam Thompson

Generation No. 2

2. SARAH2 THOMPSON (SAM1)8 was born Abt. 1784 in N.C.8. She married DR. ELISHA SILER8 October 17, 1810 in Pittsboro, Chatham Co North Carolina8, son of JOHN SILER and MARGARET. He was born Abt. 1781 in Siler City, Chatham Co; N.C.8.

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Sex: F Event(s): Born: 1794 Of Chatham Co.', 'North Carolina Marriage(s):
Spouse: Elisha SILER Source Information: Film Number: 445904 Page Number: Reference Number: 50227

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Nickname: Sallie or Sally8

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Elisha's name is in the Bible and means Hebrew prophet.
July 28, 1999 mission was to find out where Elisha Siler and Sallie Thompson lived before and after their marriage. I used Indexes, and microfilm Census records from 1810 to 1850 to track this family.

Using the 1810 NC. Census Index, I found Elisha "Selor" in Chatham Co NC. page 198
ages 00-09 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+ 00-09 10-15 16-25
26-44 45+
Elisha Seler #198 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
According to this Census in 1810, there was one male ages 26-44 and one female ages 26-44 living in the household. They must have just gotten married. When Elisha and Sarah got married Isham Mann, bondsman; Thomas Ragland, witness.

There was no 1820 Census records for North Carolina.

Three other "Siler's" living in Moore County in 1820... I don't know who they are

1820 Moore County, NC - created 1784 out of Cumberland County.
ages 00-09 10-15 16-18 16-25 26-44 45+ 00-09 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+
Josiah Silor 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1
John Silers
#307 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
John Silers
#307 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1

1830 Census Record:Elisha Silers: 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total Slaves and free Colored Persons = 8

In 1830 in the household of Elisha Silers, there are 7 male children between the ages 5-10, one male 10-15, one male 50 to 60. I am not sure of the women, I believe there is one female aged 15 to 20, seven aged 30-40, and one female 50 to 60 years. These ages don't work well this the other census information that I have, so "Elisha Silers" might not be our ancestor.

Elisha Siler is named as witness to Philip Siler, Sr. will dated Oct. 1831. Philip Siler Sr. died Feb. 1834. A Samuel Siler is also a witness. Samuel and Elisha are brothers. There being witnesses indicates a blood relationship to Philip Siler Sr. who I believe is descended from Andreas Siler and Plikard Dederick Siler.

1840 Elisha Siler

Household members: One male under 5 yrs, one male 15-20, one male 20-30; one male 60-70 years
females 1 ages 20-30 and 1 ages 40-50. There are 2 white males involved in agriculture.
Colored Persons and Slaves = 6. (not broken into categories)

1850 Chatham NC Census:
786 787 Elisha Siler age 71 school teacher bp: NC
Sarah 56 bp: NC
Eliza 36 bp: NC
Joseph A 29 bp: NC
Luther 10 bp: NC
Mary 8 bp: NC
Thompson 6 bp: NC
Weimar 3

The age for Elisha was hard to read, but this could be him. This family lived really close to Charlie Smith and Spicey Thompson, indicating a relationship.

1860 Moore County, Mud Lick twp North Carolina Census
Elisha Siles 81 farmer $400 bp: NC
Sarah 66
Luther 20 Cooper
Mary S. 18 farmer
Thompson 16
Weimer 13
Joseph A. has either moved away or has died.

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Nationality: German8
Occupation: 1820 farmer8
Children of S
5. i.   JOSEPH A.3 SILER, b. 1821, Chatham County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1860.
6. ii.   JOHN DAVIS SILER, b. 1816, Chatham County, North Carolina.
  iii.   ELIZA SILER8, b. 18148.
  Notes for ELIZA SILER:

In the 1860, Eliza is not listed as living in the household of Elisha Siler.
In 1870, in New Salem North Carolina, Eliza is living in Randolph Co North Carolina with Thompson and Weimer. She is head of household is worth $220. Thompson is 26 and is a male citizen. Weimer is 23 and also a male citizen. They are both farmers. These men could be Eliza's sons, or her nephews.

3. JAMES2 THOMPSON (SAM1)8 was born 1798 in Chatham Co. N.C.9,10, and died May 1876 in Iowa10. He married MARY MANN10 August 25, 1822 in Chatham Co. N.C.10, daughter of ISOM MANN and SARAH PATTERSON. She was born 180010, and died March 1862 in probably, Iowa10.

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Death dates from IA GenWeb.... see A.J. notes
I received the typed transcription from Bobbie Pohl... who got it off the IA GenWeb site. It is claimed that this information is from "The History of Adair and Guthrie Counties Iowa" Continental Historial Company, Springfield IL 1884.

James Thompson, a pioneer of this [Walnut] township, came in the year of 1855. James Thompson is a native of Chatham county, North Carolina, having been born on January 12, 1812. He came to Walnut township, Adair county, in March, 1855, and was one of the first settlers of that township. He was united in marriage in May 1876, to Polly Mann who departed from her home and cares in 1862, leaving her husband and seven children in sorrow and loneliness. The children are - Spicey Smith, Samuel, John, Sallie, Andre (sic: Andrew), Cornelia and Margaret.

In the book, it refers to James Thompson in this way "John's father, in 1854, removed to Walnut township in Adair County, and settled on section 3. He sold out in 1875 and died in May of the same year. "

Another history of Adair County Iowa:

"A Brief History of Adair County" by A.T. Andreas' Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa, 1875

There seems to be some conflict of opinion as to who was the first white settler in Adair County. It was probably Adair N. Johnson, who came as early as 1849. The next was William Alcorn, who settled at the upper crossing of Middle River in 1850. This was in what is now Jefferson Township in the north part of the county. Perhaps about the same time a man named Lyon erected a cabin near the large spring at Vawter's Grove, in Jackson Township, in 1851. Lyon sold his claim to one Taylor, who was on his way to California, with a drove of some four or five hundred head of cattle. Taylor, after wintering his cattle, sold out to J.G. Vawter. Lyon and Taylor were but temporary residents, and left as soon as permanent settlers began to come in. Among the first permanent settlers were William McDonald, who located at the lower crossing of Middle River; Alfred Jones, in Jackson Township; Robert Wilson, in Grand River Township; George M. Holaday, in Jefferson Township; Walnut Township, in the northwest part of the county, was settled in the Spring and Fall of 1855 by several families from South (sic: North) Carolina.

Those who came in the Spring were JAMES THOMPSON, and ISAAC S. ARLEDGE, and in the Fall, CHARLES SMITH and Lewis Underwood. Jeremiah Rinard and Stover Rinard settled in Jefferson Township, adjoining Walnut on th east, in the Summer of 1855. Most of the early settlers in this part of the county were from South Carolina(sic, North) and Indiana. Settlements were made this year in various parts of the county.
The first white child, Margaret Johnson, was born in 1850. The first death was that of a child of John Gilson in the same year (1850). The first marriage was that of William STINSON and Elizabeth Crow, the license being issued May 6, 1854 and the marriage solemnized the next day by George M. Holaday, County Judge.

I am not sure of the birth date of James Thompson. In this book, 1-12-1812 is given as his birthdate, however, I believe that Margaret Ward Thompson might have been too old then, to have children. Another discrepancy from this book is the marriage date...May 1876 is when James died! not when he got married.

The marriage date I have listed "August 1822" is taken from Clayton Library. Chatham County NC Marriages 1772-1868 p 33

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History: Ref: Chatham County NC Marriages 1772-1868 p 3310

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Record Change: December 15, 199810
Children of J
7. i.   CORNELIA3 THOMPSON, b. 1840, N.C..
8. ii.   SPICY THOMPSON, b. 1824, NC; d. 1905.
9. iii.   SAMUEL PRICE THOMPSON, b. December 08, 1825, Chatham Co, N.C.; d. February 28, 1897, Casey, Guthrie Co, Iowa.
10. iv.   ANDREW JACKSON THOMPSON, b. March 04, 1835, Chatham Co. N.C.; d. 1915, Iowa.
11. v.   MARGARET MIRIAM THOMPSON, b. October 1841, N.C.; d. 1908, Guthrie Co. Iowa.
12. vi.   SARAH PATTERSON THOMPSON, b. April 16, 1831, Chatham Co., North Carolina; d. March 1875, Adair County, Iowa.
  vii.   DELILAH AMANDA THOMPSON, b. January 01, 1837, Chatham Co, North Carolina.
Got this name from IGI

13. viii.   JOHN THOMPSON, b. 1829, N.C.; d. 1890, Iowa.

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