Name: John Thompson Sr.
Birth: ABT 1760 in presumed in Virginia Colony
Death: BEF 01 JUN 1830 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Died intestate sometime after December 1826 & before the 1830 census. He was one of the orators in December 1826 on record in the Halifax County case of the descendants of Thomas Scurlock
"Halifax County, Virginia Minute Book 4
Page: 241; Aug 1830; An inventory and appraisement of the estate of John Thompson desc was presented and ordered to be proved."
From the Library of Virginia
Reel #90-General Index to Order Books, 1752-1900, Plaintiffs, T, page 82
Plaintiffs--Tune, Rainey & William
Defendants--Dudley Scurlock et al
Halifax County, Virginia Order Book P 23, page 238
Remarks--In re division of estate
October Court 1804
"Absent William Thompson Present Isaac N. Coles} Gentlemen Justices
Judith Scurlock widow of Thomas Scurlock dec'd, JOHN THOMPSON and REBECAH his wife, Charles Mason and Anne his wife, William Tune and Rainey his wife, and Zachariah Williams guardian of Betsey, Beverly, Sally, Joshua & Washington Scurlock orphans of the said Thomas Scurlock Dec'd...Plaintiffs - In Chancery
against Dudley Scurlock & John Hill and Judith his wife......defendants
Zachariah Williams is appointed Guardian of Betsey, Beverly, Sally, Joshua and Washington Scurlock orphans of Thomas Scurlock deceased for the special purpose of presenting their suit. By consent of the parties the case came on to be heard upon the bill and answer, and the agreement of counsel - On consideration whereof it is ordered and decreed that Charles Thompson, Charles Womack, William W. Womack, Thomas Dixon and Isaac Farguson or any three of them who are appointed commissioners for that purpose, do lay off, allot and ___ unto the plaintiff Judith Scurlock her equal third part of and in two hundred fifty four acres of land, whereof the said Thomas her late husband did siezed in the bill mentioned, to hold as her dower therein and also ___ to her one equal third part of the personal estate of the said decendant - that they then sell to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months the said two hundred and fifty four acres of land, subject to the life estate of of the said Judith in the dower aforesaid - the purchaser to give bond with good security, and that they convey to the purchaser the fee(?) simple estate therein - And that the money arising from the sale of the said land, together with the personal estate of the said intestate that shall remain after allotting to the plaintiff Judith one third part thereof, be equally divided among all the children of the said Thomas Scurlock deceased, except Dudley Scurlock, who hath received his proportion by way of advancement, in the lifetime of the said decedant. And that they make report thereof to Court, in order to a final decree."
Halifax County, Virginia
Index Number: 1808-033
Plaintiff(s): Charles Mason & wife, etc
Defendant(s): Washington Scurlock, etc.
Filed December 1826
"To the worshipful Court of Halifax County in Chancery setting - Humbly complaining shew unto your worships your orators and oratrices Charles Mason and Anna his wife, late Anna Scurlock, JOHN THOMPSON & REBECCA his wife, late Rebecca Scurlock, Judith Hill, late Judith Scurlock widow & relict of John Hill deceased, Amos Hill & Betsy his wife, late Betsy Scurlock, Samuel Wood & Sally his wife, late Sally Scurlock & Beverly Scurlock, which said Rebecca, Judith, Betsy, Sally & Beverly are children of Thomas Scurlock deceased & Judith Scurlock his wife.
That Thomas Scurlock late of this county departed this life some 20 years ago intestate & John Hill who has since deceased, administered on said Thomas, bought of the estate of the said Thomas a negro Simon who was legally sold by the administrator as of his own property. That some years thereafter Washington Scurlock another of the children of the said Thomas with the consent & approbation of the old lady sold said negro Simon to William Tune who intermarried with Raney Scurlock another of the children of said Thomas at the price of $425 and the old woman made the Bill of sale in her own name. That the said William Tune has never paid for said negro and the said Washington Scurlock claims the proceeds of said sale alledging a will made by this old lady bequeathing the negro to him. Your orators & oratrices say she never made such will & that that she died intestate and therefore that the proceeds of the sale of said negro must be distributed between the ...?.... & the said Washington Scurlock & William Tune, but the said Washington Scurlock & William Tune will not consent to the distribution. In tender consideration whereof & inasmuch as your orators and oratrices are same ...?... in the premises of law and only reliable(?) in Equity. To ..?.. and therefore that Washington Scurlock & William Tune & Raney his wife made defendants to this Bill & complaint to answer the same fully & .......?........ on ....?.... corporal ......?..... That the court may decree a distribution of the proceeds of the sale of said negro, that William Tune be compelled to pay the amount of the purchase money except only his proportionable share & finally grant..............."
05 June 1827
"To JOHN THOMPSON - You will please to take notice that on the eleventh day of this present month at Daniel Nunnelee's tavern in the County of Halifax, between the rising and setting of the sun on that day, I shall proceed to take the depositions of William Hall and others, to be read on evidence in a suit now depending in the county court of Halifax in which you and other are plaintiffs and I am defendant, at which time and place you may attend if you will."
S/ Washington Scurlock
June 5th 1827
"Halifax County to wit - This day Joseph Dickson personally came before me a justice of the peace for the county aforesaid and made oath that he did on the 6th day of June 1827 deliver to JOHN THOMPSON a true copy of the within notice. Given under my hand this 11th day of June 1827 Same 1827."
S/ Daniel Nunnelee
Virginia Chancery Records Index
Index Number: 1851-047
Locality: Halifax County
Plaintiffs: Burwell Ferguson & Wife
24 February 1840
Bill & Answer filed
Defendants: Rebecca Thompson, widow of John Thompson
In a bill of suit over 350 acres in Halifax & Pittsylvania counties owned by JOHN THOMPSON deceased who died intestate the following heirs were named: "widow Rebecca Thompson, Burwell Ferguson & Elizabeth his wife, Joel Anderson & Nancy his wife, Judith Bridgeman, William Collins and Sarah his wife, Anderson Chapman and Anna his wife, John Thompson, Washington Thompson, Anderson Mills and Jane his wife, John Mills and Fanny his wife, George Thompson, Benjamin Ragsdale and Rebecca his wife and Charles Thompson, Polley the wife of James Nash, David Thompson, William Thompson, Talitha, the wife of Joseph Ingram and Margaret Thompson are the children and heirs of said decedent."
"Statement showing the distribution of the monies collected by E. F. Wimbish as Comr. as for as it has been made among the heirs of JOHN THOMPSON deceased agreeable to an order of Halifax County Court. The following is a list of the names of the 16 heirs:
David Thompson, George A. Thompson, John Thompson, Betsey Ferguson, Nancy Anderson, Polley Nash, Judith Bridgeman, Sally Collins, Anne Chapman, Jane Mills, Fanny Mills, Rebecca Ragsdale, William Thompson, Charles Thompson, Talitha Ingram, Margaret Petty"
"30 May 1840 - Account of the lands of which John Thompson died seized -
Sold to Wm. Thompson on 1 & 2 years credit Lot No. 1 - 58 acres @ 405¢ ...$234.90
& Dower Lot No. 2 - 177 acres @ 155¢ ...... $274.35 - total $509.25
Sold to Jacob Anderson on the same terms -
Lot No. 3 - 264 1/4 acres @ 265¢ ....... $700.26
Total sale of land - $1209.51"
"Halifax County November Court 1843. We the undersigned Commisionary having provided to assertain the advancements made by JOHN THOMPSON to the children in his life time and report from the best evidence we could command the following advancements viz:
To David Thompson - ninety six dollars
To John Thompson - eight dollars
To Washington Thompson - four hundred & five dollars & 70 cents
To George Thompson - sixty five dollars
To Betsey Ferguson, Nancy Anderson, Polly Nash, Judith Bridgeman, Sally Collys, Ann Chapman, Jane Mills, Fanny Mills & Rebecca Tagsdale each forty six dollars; and that William Thompson, Charles Thompson, Talitha Ingram and Margaret Petty have received nothing. Given under our hands this 2nd day of December 1843."
S/ Jns A. Luck
S/ Ste. Coleman
S/ Jno. Jones
"25 September 1846
Advancement to the legatees of the said decendants estate through the hands of Mr. Samuel Carter their attorney infact Viz:
To Charles Thompson on the 24th Feby 1845 the amount of his distributive share $113.04 1/4
To Anderson B. Mills in right of his wife Jane formerly Jane Thompson on the 22 June 1846 the amount of her distributive share $17.14 3/4
To John Mills in right of his wife Fanny formerly Fanny Thompson on the 22nd June 1846 the amount of her distributive share $17.14 3/4"
Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
Name: John Thompson
County: Halifax County
Township: 03 18
Record Type: Continental Census
Database: VA Early Census Index
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
Original data: Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. Virginia Census, 1607-1890. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
1820 United States Federal Census
Name: John Thompson
Home in 1820 (City, County, State):Meadsville, Halifax, Virginia
Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:2 (b. 1810-1820)
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:1 (b. 1805-1810)
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:1 (b. before 1775)
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:3 (b. 1810-1820)
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:1 (b. 1805-1810)
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:3 (b. 1795-1804)
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1 (b. 1776-1794)
Slaves - Males - Under 14:3
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:3
Free White Persons - Under 16:7
Free White Persons - Over 25:2
Total Free White Persons:12
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:15
1820 U S Census; Census Place: Meadsville, Halifax, Virginia; Page: 72; NARA Roll: M33_131; Image: 89
Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Polly Ferguson b: BET 1760 AND 1765 in presumed in Virginia Colony
15 NOV 1782
in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: John Thompson
Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1782
Marriage Place: Halifax, Virginia
Spouse: Polly Farguson
FHL Film Number: 31918
Reference ID: P18
Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014.
Original data: Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X5YR-Z4M : 5 December 2014), John Thompson and Polly Farguson, 15 Nov 1782; citing Halifax, Virginia, reference P18; FHL microfilm 31,918.
- Elizabeth Thompson b: AFT 1781 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Nancy Thompson b: ABT 1790 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Rebecca Scurlock b: ABT 1774 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
12 MAR 1793
in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800 about John Thompson
Name: John Thompson
Spouse: Rebecca Scurlock
Marriage Date: 12 Mar 1793
Marriage Location: Halifax County, Virginia
Dodd, Jordan. Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1997.
Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia.
12 Mar 1793 John Thompson and Rebecca Scurlock. Sur: Thomas Scurlock. married by Rev. John Atkins. page 27
Marriages of Halifax County, Virginia 1753-1800 by Catherine L. Knorr, 1957, Pine Bluff, Arkansas
- Judith Eliza Thompson b: 14 NOV 1795 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Polly Thompson b: ABT 1797 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- John Thompson Jr. b: 14 DEC 1798 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Washington Thompson b: ABT 1800 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Sarah Thompson b: ABT 1802 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Anna Thompson b: ABT 1803 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Jane Thompson b: ABT 1805 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- George W. Thompson b: 09 JUN 1808 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Frances W. Thompson b: 09 JUL 1809 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Rebecca Hudson Thompson b: 12 AUG 1812 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- William Thompson b: JUN 1813 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Talitha Thompson b: DEC 1814 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Charles Thompson b: ABT 1817 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- David Thompson b: ABT 1821 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA
- Margaret Thompson b: ABT 1825 in Halifax County, Virginia, USA