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Daingerfield in Morris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Veteran of the American Revolution James Thompson

(1759-1841)

 
 
Veteran of the American Revolution James Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Veteran of the American Revolution James Thompson Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7859.)
 
Location.
James Thompson Marker next to the Morris County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. James Thompson Marker next to the Morris County Courthouse.
33° 2.155′ N, 94° 43.56′ W. Marker is in Daingerfield, Texas, in Morris County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadnax Street and Union Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadnax Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Broadnax Street, Daingerfield TX 75638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cumberland Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Chapel Hill College (about 700 feet away); Rev. Nathan S. Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Hussey & Logan's Mill and Gin Factory (approx. mile away); Daingerfield, C. S. A. (approx. mile away); Morris County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Snow Hill Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Snow Hill Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daingerfield.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar of 1812War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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