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I found this on
Melissa Duggins' Family Tree Page
Sound like anyone YOU know?
They simply do not understand why I hate to go to bed.
I'd rather do two hundred years of research work instead.
Why waste the time we have on earth just snoring and asleep?
We have Priests, Rabbis, lawmen, soldiers, more than just a few.
And yes, there's many scoundrels, and a bootlegger or two.
How can a person find this life and awful drudge or bore?
When we can live the lives of all those folks who came before?
A hundred years from now of course, no one will ever know,
whether I did laundry, but they'll see our Tree and glow...
'Cause their dear old granny left for them, for all posterity,
My home may be untidy, 'cause I've better things to do...
I'm checking all the records to provide us with a clue.
Old great granny's pulling, roots and branches out with glee,
her clothes ain't hanging out to dry, she's hung up on the Tree!!!
Some of these Album pages will include comments and sometimes a short bio of that person or people
Bill's 'Family Tree Maker® Page' - Bill Massie Jr's Family Tree Maker ® Outline
Thompson Descendant Decendant Outline - Outline begins with William Thompson, ca 1694-
Thompson Family Historical Sketches - A grouping of "profiles" and historical "excerpts" on certain family members as far back as early 1700s
"Wavolene's Letter" - A letter describing certain Thompson events, ca 1902
Zoya's History Project - An interview with Lillian "Judy" Thompson Hall.
This page also includes a "Letter from Eunice", Judy's oldest sister, to Zoya with her reaction to Zoya's History Project.
These men are mentioned on the above link.
There are links to other pages that explain their stories with more depth. Also, explored, will be the rumors of the Thompson connection to the Royal Stuarts of England and Scotland.
COL. JAMES PATTON - ca. 1692 - 1755 of County Donegal & Montrgomery County, Virginia
WILLIAM THOMPSON Sr - of British Isles, Maryland/Delaware & Montgomery County, Virginia
WILLIAM THOMPSON Jr - ca. mid/late 1700s of ? British Isles, Maryland/Delaware & Montgomery County, Virginia
WILLIAM PRESTON - ca. mid/late 1700s - Montgomery County, Virginia (nephew of James Patton & cousin of Mary Patton Thompson wife of Wm Thompson Jr.
These men as well as others are forever linked in the history of
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
James Patton was the father in law of William Thompson Jr. and John Buchanan as well as the Uncle of William Preston.
PATTON, PRESTON, LYNN, THOMPSON, BUCHANAN, OSBORNE
Some interesting stories of our Great-Grandfathers, Great-Granduncles and assorted cousins, and their
approach to "settlin' the matter"!
John E. Thompson Cemetery - McConnell, Logan County, West Virginia
Surames included are, Thompson ~ Allen ~ Steel ~ Farley
This and those directly below are all EXTERNAL LINKS
Gracie has a beautiful and informative Group of Pages that include sunames, ALLEN, BLANKENSHIP, STOVER and many others.
Her research covers several counties nearby to Logan Co WV.
Her pages truly warrant checking out!
Hope you enjoy your tour as much as I have!
We owe a GREAT debt to these men who did what the had to, to feed and clothe their families. Not many men are as solid as these.
Dodie Smith Browning has so much early genealogy information on this page
and many SW West Virginia surnames that you won't want to miss it!
Dodie is a solid genealogy veteran. Enjoy!
Thanks Gracie, for this award!
You can apply for your own Award from Gracie by clicking on the Rose!