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  • ID: I25
  • Name: Archibald Washington THOMPSON
  • Surname: Thompson
  • Given Name: Archibald Washington
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 Apr 1824 in Baldwin, Randolph Co., Illinois
  • Death: 3 Oct 1890 in Dunnegan, Campbell Twp, Polk Co., Missouri
  • Burial: Dunnegan Cemetery, Polk Co. Missouri
  • _UID: B02CEAF3A426D511A1FB44455354616F0543
  • Note:
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=59553282
    Find A Grave Memorial# 59553282

    REF: 1850 CENSUS RANDOLPH CO. ILLINOIS SPARTA LIVING WITH PARENTS AGE 26 Born Ill
    Ref: Randolph Co. Illinois Marriages
    THOMPSON, ARCHIBALD W.
    Spouse: WILSON, CAROLINE T. Marriage Date: 10 Apr 1851
    County: Randolph State: IL

    THOMPSON, ARCHIBALD W.
    Spouse: GRAY, MARY J. Marriage Date: 24 Jul 1862
    County: Randolph State: IL

    1870 Census Cherokee Co. Kansas, Salamanca Twp, pg 112a, household 111, taken 9 Aug 1870
    Archibald Thompson 46 ILLfarmer real estate $1300 personal 525
    Mary J. 32 ILL
    Mollie B 4 ILL
    Archibald 2 ILL
    MC CAN, ELLEN 25 housekeeping ILL father of foreign birth

    Ref: 1880 Census Johnson, Polk, Missouri
    Source: FHL Film 1254710 National Archives Film T9-0710 Page 193A
    Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
    A. W. THOMPSON Self M M W 56 ILOcc: Farmer Fa: SC Mo: SC
    Ellen THOMPSON Wife F M W 33 ILOcc: Keeping House Fa: SC Mo: SC
    Mollie THOMPSON Dau F S W 13 ILOcc: At School Fa: IL Mo: IL
    Archy THOMPSON Son M S W 11 ILOcc: At School Fa: IL Mo: IL
    Webster THOMPSON Son M S W 8 KSOcc: At School Fa: IL Mo: IL
    Tony THOMPSON Son M S W 7 KSFa: IL Mo: IL
    Nellie THOMPSON Dau F S W 5 KSFa: IL Mo: IL
    Fannie THOMPSON Dau F S W 2 MOFa: IL Mo: IL

    1900 Campbell, Polk, Missouri indexed as Thopson household 62
    Elenn Thopson July 1844 55 widow 3 born 3 living ILL parents Ireland
    Fanna M dtr Dec 1878 22 school teaching
    Dorris A son Dec 1885 14
    Robert E son Mar 1890 10 Mo parents Ireland

    1910 Campbell, Polk, MO household 148
    Ellen E Thompson 65 widow
    Doris son 25 single

    1920 Jan 17, 1920 Polk Co Missouri Campbell twp household 136 living next door to Tony pg 279
    Elen E Thompson 75 widow ILL parents NC

    REF: ALICE THOMPSON WARNER - Letter dated 18 Feb 1991 to Carolyn Whitaker
    Thompson Family History
    Archibald Washington Thompson was the son of Archibald and Elizabeth Thompson. Elizabeth died at the homestead near Baldwin, Ill Aug 1876 age 75 yrs old. Archibald Washington was born on the homestead near Baldwin, Illinois April 25, 1824.

    He grew to manhood on the farm and learned the cooper trade from his father. Later he went to New Athens and ran a cooper shop there.

    Later moved and with his brother James owned and operated a steamboat on the Mississippi River for several years. The boat was named "WILD DUCK".

    He was nicknamed "TOWNY" by his people and was always called that name at home.

    He was the only Republican in his family and the only one of the brothers to serve in the Civil War.

    He organized his company and served through the Civil War as Captain of Co. I 49th Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers.

    He was married three times - his first wife was MISS DOUGLASS OF RANDOLPH CO. ILL. His second wife was MARY JANE GRAY OF PRESTON ILL. Five children were born to them - two daughters died in infancy.

    The family came overland to Kansas in the year 1869. Coming by way of Springfield Missouri finally locating North of Ft. Scott Kansas in the York Center neighborhood. During the year William (son) died and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. The following year they moved to Columbus, Kansas and settled on a farm three miles Southwest of there. Mary Jane Thompson died there about 1871 and was buried at Columbus Kansas.

    Later he married Ellen Elizabeth Skelly and lived on the farm until 1876 when they moved to Cedar Co. Missouri. The Columbus farm proved to be of the "JOY LAND" The titles being imperfect.

    Archibald W. Thompson died at Dunnegan, Missouri Oct 3, 1890 aged 66. Ellen Elizabeth his wife died at Topeka, Kansas Jan 1920 age 75 years.

    The following are the children of Archibald W. Thompson and Ellen Elizabeth Skelly Thompson
    Webster Skelly
    Tony Guy
    Nellie Elizabeth
    Frances Margaret
    Merrit Eugene
    Dorris Anderson
    Daughter - died in infancy
    Emmet

    REF: "I REMEMBER" by Jessie Lee Huffstutler Early Memories of Chester, Illinois
    American REvolution Bicentennial 1776-1976
    Page 16
    Steamboats have navigated the Kaskaskia as far as Carlyle. The first boat to make the trip was the "Bellevue" in 1837, with Captain Nelson the Commander and owner.

    In the same year (1837) the "Wild Duck" made the passage to the same point, opening a new era to the people along the Kaskaskia. The St. Louis and Cairo Railroad bridge at Evansville prohibited going further.

    Company I 49th Regiment Illinois Infantry Invalid Pension filed 6 May 1884, widow pension filed but no date application no 457215
    invalid application no 422050 cert no 436058

    he 49th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on 31 December 1861.
    The regiment was mustered out on September 9, 1865.

    http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/049-i-in.html
    Company "I" 49th Illinois Infantry
    THOMPSON, Archibald W Captain Chester Dec 31, 1861 Resigned Mar 28, 1862

    http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/history/049.html
    Adjutant General's Report

    The Forty-ninth Infantry Illinois was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois, December 31, 1861, by Colonel William R. Morrison.

    February 3, 1862, ordered to Cairo, Illinois; 8th, moved to Fort Henry, and was assigned to Third Brigade, McClernand's Division; 11th, moved to Fort Donelson; 13th, engaged the enemy, losing 14 killed and 37 wounded. Among the wounded was Colonel Morrison, commanding Brigade. Remained at Donelson until March 4, when moved to Metal Landing, and, 6th, embarked for Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. Disembarked at Savannah; 21st, moved to Pittsburg Landing. Shiloh April 6-7, 1862

    http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/civil_war_series/13/sec3.htm
    A WINTER ADVANCE ON FORT HENRY
    On February 3, nine transports carrying some 15,000 troops, animals, supplies, and artillery batteries slipped away from their moorings at Cairo and steamed slowly upstream against the rain-swollen current of the Ohio. Picking up Foote's escort of four ironclad and three timberclad gun boats, they reached Paducah and turned southward, up the Tennessee River. Slowly making their way past random cabins and farms and an occasional friendly inhabitant waving a handkerchief or Union flag, the column aimed at establishing base camps just out of range of Fort Henry's guns. An Illinois officer boasted to his wife that he expected to float up the Tennessee and capture the two forts before breakfast.

    http://usa-civil-war.com/West/Shiloh/shiloh.html
    SHILOH
    (PITTSBURG LANDING)

    http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/civil_war_series/13/sec8.htm
    The Campaign for Fort Donelson
    Colonel William R. Morrison's Illinoisans made the assault under the personal leadership of Colonel Isham N. Haynie, sweeping down from the Wynn's Ferry Road into Erin Hollow in parade-ground formation.

    The fight ended in fifteen minutes. As with Smith's "reconnaissance in force," abatis, accurate enemy fire, poorly disciplined attackers, and unfavorable terrain cut the Haynie-Morrison attack to ribbons

    http://www.nps.gov/fodo/index.htm
    The Battle of Fort Donelson

    http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/tn/tn002.html
    Fort Donelson
    Civil War Tennessee
    American Civil War
    February 11-16, 1862

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Henry
    The Battle of Fort Henry was fought on February 6, 1862, in western Tennessee, during the American Civil War. It was the first important victory for the Union and Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater.

    On February 4 and February 5, Grant landed two divisions just north of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River. (Although the name was not yet in use, the troops serving under Grant were the nucleus of the Union's very consequential and successful Army of the Tennessee.[3]) His plan was to advance upon the fort on February 6 while it was being simultaneously attacked by United States Navy gunboats commanded by Flag Officer Andrew Hull Foote. A combination of effective naval gunfire and poor siting of the fort, almost completely inundated by rising river waters, caused its commander, Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, to surrender to Foote before the Army arrived.

    The surrender of Fort Henry opened the Tennessee River to Union traffic past the Alabama border, which was demonstrated by a "timberclad" raid of wooden ships from February 6 through February 12, which destroyed Confederate shipping and railroad bridges. Grant's army proceeded overland 12 miles (19 km) to the bloody Battle of Fort Donelson.

    http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/tn/tn003.html
    Shiloh
    Pittsburg Landing
    Civil War Tennessee

    CAPTAIN OF COMPANY I - 49TH REGIMENT OF ILLINOIS INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS - CIVIL WAR
    REF: NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WASHINGTON D. C.

    DECLARATION FOR AN ORIGINAL INVALID PENSION
    APPLIED: RANDOLPH COUNTY, ILLINOIS 19 NOV 1880
    HE WAS AGED 56 YEARS AND ENROLLED ON THE 31ST DAY OF DECEMBER 1861 IN COMPANY I OF THE 49TH REGIMENT OF ILLINOIS INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS COMMANDED BY COL. WM. R. MORRISON AND WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AT SAVANNAH, TENNESSEE ON THE 28TH OF MARCH 1862. PERSONAL DESCRIPTION: AGE 56 HEIGHT: 5' 8"; COMPLEXION: DARK; HAIR: BLACK; EYES: HAZEL. WAS IN FT. HENRY, TENNESSEE ATTORNEY: R.P. THOMPSON OF CHESTER, ILLINOIS (NOTE. R. P. THOMPSON WAS PROBABLY ROBERT PRESTON THOMPSON, HIS FIRST COUSIN, SON OF JUDGE JAMES THOMPSON)

    AFFADAVIT: DR. WILLIAM DENBY, M.D. OF WALNUT GROVE, GREENE CO., MISSOURI SOME 10 DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH HE STUCK THE POINT OF HIS KNIFE IN THE BACK OF HIS LEFT HAND NOT FAR FROM THE FIRST JOINT OF THE FOREFINGER. INFLAMMATION FROM THE CUT BEGAN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, WHICH I REGARDED AS A SEQUENCE OF HIS EXISTING DISEASE (CHRONIC DIARRHEA AND ULCERATION OF THE BOWELS).

    REF: COMMEMORATIVE EDITION BICENTENNIAL 1795 - 1995 BY RANDOLPH CO. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, CHESTER, ILLINOIS PG 361 Submitted by Douglas Thompson Jaeger

    REF: BLM LAND RECORDS - 3 JAN 2000 (copy in my possession) Land Patent
    Certificate #11299 Archibald W. Washington of Randolph Co. Illinois 1 Jul 1848
    The SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23, Township 4 South of Range 7 West, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Kaskaskia, Illinois containing 40 acres. James Polk, President of US

    REF:
    Subj: Re: [ILRANDOL] Civil War Photos
    Date: 6/7/01 5:56:06 PM Central Daylight Time
    From: john@willowproperties.com To: ATSISSIE@aol.com
    File: Arch_Thompson.zip (96131 bytes) DL Time (28800 bps): < 1 minute
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    John, I am so thrilled to find these photos. Arch Thompson is my 2nd great grandfather and Mrs. Skelly my grandmother too. I would absolutely love to have photos of them. This is just too good a find as I have never seen photos
    of them before.
    Thank you so much for sharing this treasure.
    Carolyn Whitaker
    Here are the photos. On the back of the Arch photo is says: "Uncle Arch Thompson Grandma Foster's Uncle."
    On the photo of the Skelly's, I am assuming this is Mr and Mrs but the note that was fixed to the bottom says only. "Mrs. Skelly"
    The third photograph says on the back , "Lola Druin Skelly"
    Finally this is all I have in my resources about the skelly family. I am always interested in expanding my records so you have anything you would care to share I would appreciate it.
    John Parker
    1 Richard William Druin VI --------------------------------------------- Death: 27 Aug 1910Spouse: Mary Francesca Wehrheim1 Birth: 17 May 1848, Randolph County, Ill Death: 17 Mar 1929Father: Valentine G Wehrheim (1826-1891) Mother: Elizabeth A Thompson (1828-1898) Marr: 1869 Children: Celia Abby (Abba) (1870-1932) Eliza Lola (1872-1936) George A (1875-1950) Valentine Harry (1877-1947) Anna Pearl (1879-1883) William Jesse (1883-) Nana Edna (1886-1886) Robert Earl (1888-) Sources 1. From 1850 Census Index Druin Anna Pearl (1879 - 1883) child of 1 Celia Abby (Abba) (1870 - 1932) child of 1 Eliza Lola (1872 - 1936) child of 1 George A (1875 - 1950) child of 1 Nana Edna (1886 - 1886) child of 1 Richard William VI ( - 1910) 1 Robert Earl (1888 - ) child of 1 Valentine Harry (1877 - 1947) child of 1 William Jesse (1883 - ) child of 1 Wehrheim Mary Francesca (1848 - 1929) spouse of 1
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    Subj: Re: [ILRANDOL] Civil War Photos
    Date: 6/7/01 6:02:42 PM Central Daylight Time
    From: john@willowproperties.com To: ATSISSIE@aol.com
    File: Arch_Thompson.zip (96131 bytes) DL Time (28800 bps): < 1 minute
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    I forgot to attach this family group sheet. It is the only Skelly I have in my file.
    John Parker
    Name: Charles J Skelly --------------------------------------------- Birth: ............................ Place: ................................. Death: ............................ Place: ................................. Burial: ............................ Place: ................................. Occupation: ................................................... Education: ................................................... Religion: ................................................... Father: ................................................... Mother: ................................................... Other spouses: ................................................... Marriage: 25 Apr 1894 Place: Sparta, Ill Status: ............................ Place: ................................. --------------------------------------------- Spouse: Eliza Lola Druin --------------------------------------------- Birth: 14 Jul 1872 Place: Preston, Ill Death: 1936 Place: Sparta, Ill Burial: ............................ Place: ................................. Father: Richard William Druin VI (-1910) Mother: Mary Francesca Wehrheim (1848-1929) --------------------------------------------- Last Modified: 12 Dec 1997 Created: 7 Jun 2001
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    Subj: Arch Thompson
    Date: 6/7/01 11:10:59 AM Central Daylight Time
    From: john@willowproperties.com To: ATSISSIE@aol.com
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    What was your great grandmother's name that was married to Arch Thompson?
    Thanks for the reply.
    Carolyn

    I should know better by now than to reply off the top of my head without looking at the charts! My GGrandmother was Nancy E Wehrheim married to Arch Hill not Arch Thompson. Below I have included the information on her relationship to Arch Thompson, her Uncle, on her mother's side.
    John
    1 Robert Thompson1,2 --------------------------------------------- Birth: 2 Mar 1790, Abbeville, SC Death: 31 Aug 1859, Randolph County, Ill Burial: Old Preston Cemetery, Preston, Illinois Father: Archibald Thompson (1760-1833) Mother: Mary Mollie McBride (1764-1833) Spouse: Mary Polly Hill3 Birth: 13 Aug 1795, Abbeville, Sc Death: 28 Sep 1859, Preston, Ill4 Father: Adam Hill (1758-1806) Mother: Fanny McKelvy (ca1800-) Marr: 29 Jan 1813 Children: Adam Hill (1814-1873) Julia (1817-) William McBride (1820-) Mary (1823-1908) Arch Alex (1826-1905) Elizabeth A (1828-1898) Margaret (1834-1864) 1.1a Arch Alex Thompson* --------------------------------------------- Birth: 18 Jan 1826 Death: 17 Nov 1905, Randolph County, Ill Spouse: Eliza Jane Wiley Marr: 7 Apr 1848 Other spouses: Betsy Couch, Sarah Beattie 1.1b Arch Alex Thompson* (See above) --------------------------------------------- Spouse: Betsy Couch Marr: 11 Feb 1851 Other spouses: Eliza Jane Wiley, Sarah Beattie 1.1c Arch Alex Thompson* (See above) --------------------------------------------- Spouse: Sarah Beattie Marr: 22 Dec 1864 Other spouses: Eliza Jane Wiley, Betsy Couch 1.2 Elizabeth A Thompson --------------------------------------------- Birth: 26 Aug 1828, Illinois Death: 18 Jan 1898, Sparta, Randolph County, Ill Burial: 19 Jan 1898, Caledonia Cemetery Sparta, Randolph County, Ill Spouse: Valentine G Wehrheim5 Birth: 16 Jul 1826, Rodheim, Germany6 Death: 27 Oct 1891, Sparta, Randolph County, Ill Father: Johannes (John) Wehrheim (1783-1839) Mother: Marie (Mary) Gromert (1786-1835) Marr: 10 Jun 18487 Children: Mary Francesca (1848-1929) Nancy Elizabeth (1850-1930) W (William?) T (1854-1856) Anna Loretta (1857-1935) Sarah Annis (1860-1916) Robert H (1865-1931) 1.2.1a Nancy Elizabeth Wehrheim* --------------------------------------------- Birth: 24 Dec 1850, Evansville, Randolph Co, Illinois Death: 21 Nov 1930, Los Angeles, Ca Burial: 24 Nov 1930, Forest Lawn, Glendale, Calif8 Spouse: Milton Erskine Foster9 Birth: 5 Jul 1839, Sparta, Randoph County, Illinois10 Death: 28 Dec 1912, North Yakima, Wa Father: James Augustus Foster (1814-1867) Mother: Mary (Meary) Elvira Pyles (1818-1875) Marr: 25 Dec 1882, Sparta, Illinois11 Children: Margaret (Maggie) Loreena (1876-1926) Myrtle Lydia (1883-1946) William Floyd (1889-1965) Other spouses: Archibald Hill 1.2.1b Nancy Elizabeth Wehrheim* (See above) --------------------------------------------- Spouse: Archibald Hill Birth: 27 Feb 1845, Randolph County, Ill Father: Samuel Hill (1801-) Mother: Elizabeth Thompson (1806-1877) Marr: 27 Feb 1870, Randolph County, Ill Div: 1878 Children: Gertrude (1876-) Annie L (1871-1873) Nellie M (1874-1876) Other spouses: Milton Erskine Foster Sources 1. Headstone in Old Preston Cemetery reads: In memory of Robert Thompson Died 8/31/1859 aged 69 & 5 Mo & 8 days 2. See Pioneer Families of Randolph and Perry Counties, Ill by Robert C Robinson, for history of Thompson Family. Served as a soldier with SC troops during the War of the American Revolution. In 1804, together with his brother James, and their families moved to Randolph Co. Ill. settling near the present town of Preston. Judge of the Common Pleas Court in Randoph Co. A member of the Ill Legislature at the time of his death. 3. Headstone reads: Mary Thompson, died 9/28/1859 wife of Robert Thompson age 64 years, 1 mo 15 days. See biography of Valentine Wehrheim for reference to Elizabeth Thompson Daughter of Robert Thompson. Additional Information on Hill/Thompson comes from Lorna Toti. See also Pioneer Families of Randolph & Perry Counties by Robert C Robinson
    4. Randolph County Genealogical Society, Randolph County Illinois Information 1800-1850, 86, p346. 5. per Index to the 1850 Census of Randolph County Illinois he was listed as blind. (pension certificate number 3835 in list of 1883 pension book at Tac Pub Lib) . He has also been confused with his nephew Valentine son of John and Elizabeth Wehrheim 6. note from files of Nina Sister of Elbert (Pete) Wehrheim There are several dates listed for his birth. This is the date from the Family Group sheet #11 from Nina (Compiler Helen Williams 4/1969) 7. Randolph County Marriages 1831-1850 P. 33 8. Internment space 1 lot 2066, Section Sunrise Slope 9. See A History of the 30th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Regiment of Infantry by G. B McDonald pub by Sparta News 1916 (copy in Sparta Pub Library) for first person account of how ME Foster lost his arm in the Civil War. 10. Data from 1850 Census Sheet 18 line 12-18 11. Data from Pension Files of Milton E Foster. Married by Rev JW McNary See Randolph Co Marriage Bk D p. 90
  • Change Date: 17 May 2011 at 11:01:43



    Father: Archibald THOMPSON Jr b: 8 Aug 1795 in Abbeville Co. South Carolina
    Mother: Elizabeth ANDERSON b: 4 Oct 1800 in Abbeville Co. South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Caroline T. WILSON b: 30 Oct 1829 in Randolph Co. Illinois
    • Married: 10 Apr 1851

    Marriage 2 Mary Jane GRAY b: ABT 1838 in Randolph Co. Illinois
    • Married: 24 Jul 1862 in Randolph Co. Illinois
    Children
    1. Has No Children Female THOMPSON
    2. Has No Children Female THOMPSON
    3. Has Children Mollie Belle THOMPSON b: 26 Sep 1866 in New Athens, Randolph Co. Illinois
    4. Has Children Archibald Colfax THOMPSON "Twin" b: 18 Aug 1868 in Sparta, Randolph Co. Illinois
    5. Has No Children William THOMPSON "Twin" b: 18 Aug 1868 in Sparta, Randolph Co. Illinois

    Marriage 3 Ellen Elizabeth SKELLY b: 6 Jul 1844 in Sparta, Randolph Co., Illinois
    • Married: 28 Feb 1871 in Ft Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas
    Children
    1. Has Children Webster Skelly THOMPSON b: 16 May 1871 in Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas
    2. Has Children Tony Guy THOMPSON b: 19 Mar 1873 in Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas
    3. Has Children Nellie Elizabeth THOMPSON b: 12 Aug 1875 in Columbus, Cherokee Co., Kansas
    4. Has Children Frances Margaret THOMPSON "Fanny" b: 27 Dec 1877 in Missouri
    5. Has Children Merritt Eugene THOMPSON b: 12 Jan 1881 in Missouri
    6. Has No Children Dorris Anderson THOMPSON b: 15 Dec 1884 in Marmaton, Kansas
    7. Has No Children Daughter THOMPSON
    8. Has Children Robert Emmett THOMPSON b: 7 Mar 1890 in Polk Co. Missouri
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