Veteran of the American Revolution James Thompson

Veteran of the American Revolution James Thompson (HM28XF)

Location: Daingerfield, TX 75638 Morris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 2.155', W 94° 43.56'

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Ancestors of James Thompson lived in Virginia in the 17th century. Thompson served in Capt. Bynum's Company of North Carolina Militia in 1781, helping win victory in the American Revolution. In pioneer spirit, he and his family later moved to Alabama, then to Mississippi, then to the Republic of Texas. Here in the new land, he was a revered patriarch.

His son-in-law, John Peacock (1786-1848), fought in the 2D Regiment, North Carolina Militia, in the War of 1812. His health broken by the war, he went to Ittawamba County, Miss., where he received land in lieu of army pay. About 1840 he emigrated with his wife Zilpha (Thompson), four sons, two daughters, and his father-in-law to Paschal (Morris) County. Here he donated sites for a church, school, and cemetery.

Thompson's grandson, Williams Peacock (1811-64), came to Texas in the 1830s, then returned to Mississippi and brought back his grandfather, parents, and other relatives. In 1841 President M. B. Lamar appointed him sheriff of Paschal (Morris) County. Later a member of the Texas Rangers, he was killed in an Indian fight.

This family helped make Texas great. Thompson and many descendants rest in the Daingerfield Cemetery.
HM NumberHM28XF
Year Placed1976
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 29th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 338819 N 3656592
Decimal Degrees33.03591667, -94.72600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.155', W 94° 43.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 9.3" N, 94° 43' 33.6" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Union St, Daingerfield TX 75638, US
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