Garriott Family Genealogy
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06-William Hamilton Thompson
Birth: 30 Nov 1829, Gibson Twp, Wash Co, IN
Death: 9 Aug 1864, near Atlanta, GA- age 34
Burial: Marietta National Cemetery
Occupation: Farmer and Attorney in Wash Co, IN
Military: Union Army, Civil War: Corporal, Company H, 66 Regiment IN Volunteer Infantry15
Mother: Amanda Jane Garriott
[DG photo- although tombstone clearly shows WW Thompson, cemetery records have same birth and death dates as military and pension records]
Marriage: 21 Dec 1854, Wash Co, IN by Amos M Garriott (son of "Sim)
Spouse: Lydia Jane GRAHAM
Birth: about 1931 (census)
Death: 4 Sep 1863, Wash Co, IN- age 32
Father: William A Graham (1785-)
Lydia ___ (1790-)
CHILDREN: William and Lydia had three children:
07----MARY M THOMPSON [b. 24 Sep 1855];
07----MARGARET E THOMPSON [b. 19 Oct 1857], not listed with John Ellis in 1870 census; and
07----GRAHAM DOUGLAS THOMPSON (Douglas C Thompson at cemetery) [b. 17 Jun 1860; d. 21 Dec 1917, Wash Co, IN- age 57, bur. Mount Pleasant Cemetery], m. Jeannette "Nettie" MOTSINGER [b. 30 Mar 1865, Pekin, IN; d. 19 May 1921, Wash Co, IN- age 56, bur. Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery] on 2 Nov, Harrison Co, IN, she the daughter of Nathan Motsinger (1821-1887) and Malinda Crouch (1821-1906), had two sons: (census)
08----JOSEPH C THOMPSON/ANDERSON [b. 8 May 1883, IN, d. 1970- age 87, bur. Highland Lawn Cemetery], m. Bernice A ___ b. 1886; d. 1970- age 84, bur. Highland Lawn Cemetery]; and
08----WILLIAM NATHAN THOMPSON [b. 26 Sep 1897, IN; d. 29 Dec 1960, New Albany, Floyd Co, IN- age 63, bur. Borden Cemetery], a Civil Engineer and widow, m. Marie L WAGNER, had 3 children:
09----MARGARET BERNICE THOMPSON [b. 11 Apr 1921, IN; d. 21 Jun 1961, Floyd Co, IN- age 40, bur. Graceland Memorial Park], m. Herman FESSEL on 11 Apr 1961;
09----WILLIAM D THOMPSON [b. about 1923, IN]; and
09----FRANCES M THOMPSON [b. about 1926, IN].
1850 Posey Twp, Wash Co, IN census: has William A Graham 65, b. NC, Farmer; Lydia Graham 60, b. NC; and Lydia J Graham 19, b. IN.
1870 Wash Co, IN census: lists John Ellis 66, b. KY, Physician w/ $8,280 RE; Nancy Y Ellis 47, b. IN, Keeping House; Mary Thompson 14 b. IN; and Graham D Thompson 9, b. IN.
1880 Wash Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Jennetty Motsinger 15 with her parents Nathan, Farmer; and Malinda.
1900 Pierce Twp, Wash Co, IN census: lists (all b. IN) Malinda Mohtzinger 79, Widowed; Douglas G Thompson 39, Farmer, Son-in-Law; Nettie Thompson 35; William N Thompson 2, Grandson; and Joseph C Anderson 17, Grandson.
1910 Pierce Twp, Wash Co, IN census: lists (all b. IN) Douglas G Thomson 49, Farmer-General Farm; Janette Thomson 45; Joseph C Thomson 26, Laborer-Mail Carrier; and William N Thomson 12
1920 Wash Co, IN census: lists Janette Thompson 54, b. IN, Widowed, Farmer-General Farm; and William N Thompson 22, b. IN, Farm Laborer.
1940 Wash Co, IN census: lists (all b. IN) William N Thompson 42, Teaching-Pekin High School; Marie L Thompson 36; Margarette B Thompson 19; William D Thompson 17; and Francis M Thompson 14 (Daughter).
MILITARY:16 William's volunteer enlistment paper states he was born in Preble County, OH, is 32 years old, and by occupation a school teacher. (Writer believes this information incorrectly placed in NARA file) William volunteered on 8 Aug 1862 in Washington Co, IN, for three years and was appointed 2nd corporal by Capt Jas McPheeters. The inventory of his effects after his death states he was a farmer born in Indiana, and was killed (in battle) while on duty near Atlanta, GA.
He joined Company H, 66th Infantry Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, described as 32 years old, 5 feet 11 inches high, light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, and by occupation a farmer. His Garriott cousins, Simeon (son of John Vaughn), Simeon Finley (son of William Due), and William D (son of James M "Uncle Jimmy") were in Company F of the same regiment. He was enrolled as a corporal at Fredericksburg, IN, and mustered in at Camp Noble (or New Albany), IN on 19 Aug 1862. He was promoted from 2nd corporal to first corporal on 21 Feb 1863.
He was "discharged" by reason of 'Death, caused by being struck by a shell while in discharge of his duty as a soldier, 9 Aug 1864." He was last paid by paymaster Rhodes to include 31 Oct 1863. Clothing issued to date- $33.47, due soldier for clothing not drawn- $7.08, received- $25.00, advance bounty due him $75.00.
CHILDREN'S PENSION:16 On 16 Mar 1866, John Ellis of Hardinsburg, Wash Co, IN, the children's legal guardian, filed for minor's pension in Wash Co, IN [appl 123.780, cert 91.301]. William's wife, Lydia, died before him while he was in the military. Ellis received $8 per month commencing 10 Aug 1864, the date after their father's death, plus $2 per month for each of the three minor children until the age of 16. There is no record yet available stating what relationship John Ellis has with either parent.