Research Project

Asa Thompson

                                                                           
         Research to determine the parents, siblings (lineage) of          
                  Asa Thompson of Pike County, Arkansas                    
                                                                           
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Family Group Record                            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Husband's Name   Asa Thompson                                              
 Born:       abt 1804    Place: Pennsylvania                               
 Died:                   Place:                                            
 Married:                Place:                                            
 Father:                                                                   
 Mother:                                                                   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Wife's Name     Margaret F. unknown                                       
 Born:       abt 1805    Place: New York or Pennsylvania                   
 Died:                   Place:                                            
 Father:                                                                   
 Mother:                                                                   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lived Hot Spring County, Arkansas 1829-1831; Clark County, Arkansas 1832-33
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Children                                                                   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
In 1839 Asa Thompson said he was "the head of a family consisting of a wife
and six children."                                                         
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1. Sex Name                                                               
     F  Ann M. Thompson                                                    
        Born:       abt 1828    Place: Alabama                             
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married: 27 Jan 1842    Place: Houston, Harris, Texas              
        Spouse:  William C. Howard                                         
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Lived in Pike County, Arkansas 1833-1840                  
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 2. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Van Buren (Vanburen, Van) Thompson                                 
        Born:       abt 1835    Place: Texas or Pike County, Arkansas      
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:  Alwina                                                    
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 3. Sex Name                                                               
     F  Josephine A. Thompson                                              
        Born:       Jul 1838    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married: 28 Jun 1855    Place: Claiborne Parish, Louisiana         
        Spouse:  David H. Hardy                                            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 4. Sex Name                                                               
     M  Asa Thompson                                                       
        Born:       abt 1840    Place: Pike County, Arkansas               
        Died:                   Place:                                     
        Married:                Place:                                     
        Spouse:                                                            
        Notes: Private, Company G, 8th Louisiana Infantry -- The Minden    
        Blues, Claiborne & Webster Parish, Louisiana.                      
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Moved to Houston, Harris County, Texas about 1840-1841           
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  CENSUS                                   
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Arkansas Census (Tax Lists)                        
                                                                           
Name           State   County                Township               Year   
                                                                           
Asa Thompson    AR     Hot Spring County     Arkansas Territory     1830   
Asa Thompson    AR     Hot Spring County     Arkansas Territory     1831   
Asa Thompson    AR     Pike County           Arkansas Territory     1836   
Asa Thompson    AR     Pike County           No Township Listed     1837   
Asa Thompson    AR     Pike County           No Township Listed     1838   
Asa Thompson    AR     Pike County           No Township Listed     1839   
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Arkansas Census,      
1819-70. The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: 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.                                                               
                                                                           
Description:                                                               
                                                                           
This database contains indexes to the Arkansas (U.S.A.) portions of the    
1820-1870 U.S. Federal Censuses as well as indexes to 1819-1839 Tax Lists, 
1823 and 1829 Sheriff's Census, the 1840 Pensioners Lists, and the 1850    
Slave Schedules. Information contained in these indexes can include name,  
state, county, township, year of record, and name of record set.           
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    The United States Federal Census 1840                  
                                                                           
                            Pike County Arkansas                           
                                                                           
SCHEDULE of the whole number of persons within the division allotted to    
Richard L. Wilson.                                                         
                                                                           
Head of Household           Males                     Females              
                                                                           
    Thompson        00 05 10 15 20 30 40 50   00 05 10 15 20 30 40 50 60   
    Township        04 09 14 19 29 39 49 59   04 09 14 19 29 39 49 59 69   
                                                                           
Asa Thompson         2  1  1  0  1  1  0  0    2  0  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   
                                                                           
                             Richard L. Wilson                             
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Census 1850                
                                                                           
Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in the Town of Natchitoches in the Parish of  
Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, enumerated by me on the 10th day of Dec.,
1850. J.H. Gallion, Ass't Marshal.                                         
                                                                           
193-193   Simon Cockrell             46  m    Hotel  7000    South Carolina
          Henry                      23  m                   South Carolina
          Golden                     22  m                   South Carolina
          Simon                      14  m                   Mississippi   
          Jas.                        3  m                   Louisiana     
          Virginia                   13  f                   Mississippi   
          Lewis Taylor               45  m    Clerk          Connecticut   
          Jno. H. Black              45  m    None           South Carolina
          Asa Thompson               46  m    None           Pennsylvania  
          Sam Vick                   35  m                   Unknown       
          Jas. McCurly               20  m    Stage Driver   Louisiana     
                                                                           
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Census 1850. Source Citation: Year: 1850;   
Census Place: Natchitoches, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Roll: M432-233; Page: 
75.                                                                        
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Census 1850                  
                                                                           
Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in the Town of Minden Ward 4 Township 19 in   
the Parish of Claiborne, State of Louisiana, enumerated by me on the 2nd   
day of Octr., 1850. Jas. H. Brown, Ass't Marshal.                          
                                                                           
475-475   Margaret F. Thompson       45  f                   New York      
          Vanburen                   15  m    None           Texas         
          Josephine                  12  f                   Arkansas      
          Asa V.                     10  m                   Arkansas      
                                                                           
Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Census 1850. Source Citation: Year: 1850;      
Census Place: Minden, Claiborne, Louisiana; Roll: M432-230; Page: 126.     
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Hempstead County, Arkansas Census 1850                   
                                                                           
Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in Town of Washington in the County of        
Hempstead, State of Arkansas, enumerated by me on the Fifth day of October,
1850. E.L. Pryor, Ass't Marshal.                                           
                                                                           
 45-45    Margaret F. Thompson       45  f            150    New York      
          Vanburen                   12  m                   Arkansas      
          Asa                        10  m                   Arkansas      
                                                                           
Hempstead County, Arkansas 1850 Census. Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census
Place: Washington, Hempstead, Arkansas; Roll: M432-26; Page: 209.          
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Bossier Parish, Louisiana Census 1850                    
                                                                           
Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in the 5th Ward Township 19 in the Parish of  
Bossier, State of Louisiana, enumerated by me on the 29th day of Novr.,    
1850. Jas. H. Brown, Ass't Marshal.                                        
                                                                           
1185-1185  Wm C. Howard              45  m   Planter 2000   Mississippi    
           Ann M.                    23  f                  Alabama        
           Eliza J.                   2  f                  Louisiana      
                                                                           
Bossier Parish, Louisiana 1850 Census. Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census 
Place:  Township 18 Ward 5, Bossier, Louisiana; Roll: M432-230; Page: 311. 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Winn Parish, Louisiana Census 1860                     
                                                                           
Page 54-55                                                                 
                                                                           
Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in the Town of Montgomery in the Parish of    
Winn, State of Louisiana, enumerated by me on the 16th day of July, 1860.  
R.D. Wall, Ass't Marshal. Post Office: Montgomery                          
                                                                           
360-339   David Hardy           30  m   Book Keeper  800  800  Georgia     
          Josephine A.          21  f                          Arkansas    
          Charles G.             2  m                          Louisiana   
          Margaret F. Thompson  46  f                          Pennsylvania
                                                                           
Winn Parish, Louisiana 1860 Census. Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census    
Place: Town of Montgomery, Winn, Louisiana; Roll: M653-426; Page: 896.     
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Winn Parish, Louisiana Census 1860                     
                                                                           
Page 57                                                                    
                                                                           
Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in the Town of Montgomery in the Parish of    
Winn, State of Louisiana, enumerated by me on the 17th day of July, 1860.  
R.D. Wall, Ass't Marshal. Post Office: Montgomery                          
                                                                           
383-361   W.C. Howard           54  m              3600  4000  Mississippi 
          Ann M.                32  f                          Alabama     
          Margaret V.            8  f                          Louisiana   
          William C.             5  m                          Louisiana   
          Jno. W.                2  m                          Louisiana   
                                                                           
Winn Parish, Louisiana 1860 Census. Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census    
Place: Town of Montgomery, Winn, Louisiana; Roll: M653-426; Page: 896.     
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Grant Parish, Louisiana Census 1870                     
                                                                           
Page No. 6                                                                 
                                                                           
Schedule 1. Inhabitants in the Ward No. 7 in the Parish of Grant, State of 
Louisiana, enumerated by me on the 20th day of August, 1870. Albert        
Hawthorn, Ass't Marshal. Post Office: Montgomery                           
                                                                           
42-41   David H. Hardy   40  m w   Farmer         750  580     Georgia     
        Josephine        31  f w   Keeping House               Arkansas    
        Charles G.       12  m w   At Home                     Louisiana   
        Alice            10  f w   At Home                     Louisiana   
        Emma              8  f w                               Louisiana   
        William           2  m w                               Louisiana   
                                                                           
Grant Parish, Louisiana 1870 Census. Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census   
Place: Ward No. 7, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: M593-513; Page: 126.            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
FamilySearch                                                               
Household Record                                                           
1880 United States Census                                                  
                                                                           
Name | Relation | Marital Status | Gender | Race | Age | Birthplace        
Occupation | Father's Birthplace | Mother's Birthplace                     
                                                                           
David HARDY       Self   M   Male     W   53   GA  Farming          NC  SC 
Josephine HARDY   Wife   M   Female   W   43   AR  Keeping House    NC  SC 
Charles HARDY     Son    S   Male     W   23   LA  Working On Farm  GA  AR 
William HARDY     Son    S   Male     W   11   LA  Working On Farm  GA  AR 
Edgar HARDY       Son    S   Male     W    7   LA                   GA  AR 
Clarence HARDY    Son    S   Male     W    5   LA                   GA  AR 
Albert HARDY      Son    S   Male     W    2   LA                   GA  AR 
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
Census Place: Limestone, Texas                                             
Family History Library Film: 1255317                                       
NA Film Number: T9-1317                                                    
Page Number: 357A                                                          
                                                                           
 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  All rights reserved.            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
FamilySearch                                                               
Household Record                                                           
1880 United States Census                                                  
                                                                           
Name | Relation | Marital Status | Gender | Race | Age | Birthplace        
Occupation | Father's Birthplace | Mother's Birthplace                     
                                                                           
Van THOMPSON        Self  M   Male    W  43   AR   Farming          ---  --
Alwina THOMPSON     Wife  M   Female  W  42   LA   Keeping House    FRA  LA
James THOMPSON      Son   S   Male    W  19   LA   Working On Farm  AR   LA
Margaret THOMPSON   Dau   S   Female  W  11   LA   At School        AR   LA
John THOMPSON       Son   S   Male    W   8   LA                    AR   LA
Virginia THOMPSON   Dau   S   Female  W   6   TX                    AR   LA
Albert THOMPSON     Son   S   Male    W   3   TX                    AR   LA
Frank THOMPSON      Son   S   Male    W   1   TX                    AR   LA
Jim DOWDEL         Other  S   Male    W  28   TX   Working On Farm  LA   LA
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
Census Place: Limestone, Texas                                             
Family History Library Film: 1255317                                       
NA Film Number: T9-1317                                                    
Page Number: 360C                                                          
                                                                           
 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.  All rights reserved.            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
United States Census: 1900 Limestone County, Texas                         
                                                                           
Surname: HARDY                                                             
Given Name: DAVID                                                          
Age: 71                                                                    
Sex: M                                                                     
Race: W                                                                    
Birth Place: GA                                                            
State: TX                                                                  
County: Limestone                                                          
Location: 2-PCT                                                            
Year: 1900                                                                 
                                                                           
Notes: Wife, J.A. Hardy, born July 1838, Arkansas                          
                                                                           
Source: 1900 Limestone County, Texas Census, Precinct 2. Microfilm Series: 
T623, Roll: 1654, Page: 77.                                                
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
United States Census: 1910 Limestone County, Texas                         
                                                                           
Surname: HARDY                                                             
Given Name: JOSEPHINE A.                                                   
Age: 71                                                                    
Sex: F                                                                     
Race: W                                                                    
Birth Place: AR                                                            
State: TX                                                                  
County: Limestone                                                          
Location: 2 J-PCT                                                          
Year: 1910                                                                 
                                                                           
Notes: Widow, son Clarence D. age 24                                       
                                                                           
Source: 1910 Limestone County, Texas Census, J. Precinct 2. Microfilm      
Series: T624, Roll: 1573, Page: 187.                                       
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          CHANCERY COURT RECORDS                           
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
State of Arkansas,                                                         
County of Pike,                                                            
                                                                           
                         Asa Thompson, Complainant,                        
                                     vs.                                   
                         Paul Barringer, Defendant.                        
                                                                           
                                  Chancery.                                
                                                                           
This day day came the said complainant, by his solicitor; and it appearing 
to the satisfaction of the court here, that the said complainant hath filed
his bill in Chancery in this cause, and obtained a petition enjoining and  
restraining Paul Barringer, his attorneys and others, from further         
proceedings on a certain judgement at law, in favor of the said Paul       
Barringer, against the said complainant, for the sum of four hundred and   
fifty dollars debt, and three hundred dollars damages, and costs of suit,  
obtained at the September term of our Pike circuit court, in the year      
eighteen hundred and thirty-seven.                                         
                                                                           
And, it also appearing to the satisfaction of the court, that the said Paul
Barringer is a non-resident of the state of Arkansas, and that the ordinary
process of law cannot be served on him: on motion of the said complainant  
by his solicitor, it is ordered by the court that the said Paul Barringer  
have notice, by publication in some newspaper printed in the state of      
Arkansas, that he be and appear, by himself or attorney, on or before the  
third day of our next October term, to be holden in and for the county of  
Pike aforesaid, then and there to plead, answer, demur to said complainant,
said bill, and the matters therein contained, taken for confessed against  
him, and decree entered accordingly.                                       
                                                                           
And, it is further ordered that a copy of this order be published in some  
newspaper printed in the state of Arkansas for four weeks, by four         
successive weekly insertions, at least two and thirty days before the next 
term of this court, until which term the cause is continued.               
                                                                           
                                A true copy.                               
                                                                           
                                   Teste:                                  
                                                                           
                            D.S. Dickson, Clerk.                           
                                                                           
Arkansas Gazette, June 12, 1839, Volume 20, No. 26, Whole No. 1182, page 3,
column 5.                                                                  
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS                            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Asa Thompson Circuit Clerk of Hot Spring County.              
                                                                           
Hot Spring County (County Officers) 1830, Oct 22nd, Asa Thompson - Clerk   
of the Circuit Court in place of (George W. Rogers) resigned to the court  
of Hot Spring Co.                                                          
                                                                           
Territorial Papers of the United States, Vol. XIX, Arkansas Territory      
1819-1825, page 853.                                                       
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Certificate of Mark and Brand.                       
                                                                           
Be it known to all to whom it may concern, that my ear mark and brand for  
my stock is as follows, to wit: An upper half crop off each ear and brand  
AT. Given under my hand this 23rd of July, 1832.                           
                                                                           
                               ASA THOMPSON                                
                                                                           
Territory of Arkansas,                                                     
County of Clark,                                                           
                                                                           
I, Isaac Ward, clerk and exofficio recorder do hereby certify that the     
foregoing certificate of mark and brand is a copy of the original which I  
have received and record this 12th day of October, AD 1832.                
                                                                           
                 ISAAC WARD, Clerk & exofficio recorder.                   
                                                                           
Clark County, Arkansas Circuit Court Record, October Term 1832.            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  HISTORY                                  
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Scrapbook.                                
                                                                           
The only improved farms on the Military road from the Terre Noire to where 
the same crosses the Antoine ... Humpy Thompson lived and sold goods where 
Bill Meeks lives and Jeremiah Lathram lived and improved the farm now known
as the Tom Long farm. This was in 1833.                                    
                                                                           
At the session of the Territorial Legislature in 1833-34, Pike county was  
taken from Clark county and made a county by the election of old Humpy     
Thompson, alias Asa Thompson, to the lower house. Humpy Thompson was a man 
of great notoriety; when on his feet his head and face were lower than his 
knees, could not be straightened; when on horseback, rode like a woman,    
curvature of the spine; had good natural sense, but I could not vouch for  
the balance; was a merchant, and is now dead.                              
                                                                           
Willis S. Smith, scrapbook transcribed, page 25, 32. Provided by Penny     
Breedlove. The original scrapbook is now a part of the collections of the  
Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.                        
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Hot Springs: Ante-Bellum Watering Place                   
                                                                           
                            Irene Ruth Jones                               
                                                                           
As early as 1829 the springs were attracting numbers of visitors, and the  
"wonderful curative properties of the waters began to be known." The       
Arkansas Gazette, March 30, 1830, contained an advertisement by Asa        
Thompson who had leased the "celebrated Warm Springs on the Washita," had  
added "several new apartments neatly completed," and was prepared "to      
accommodate all who may favor him with their calls." Families could be     
provided with private apartments, and attention would be paid to all,      
"especially to those who are sick and afflicted." The board rates were not 
given, but were promised to be as "reasonable as can be afforded."         
                                                                           
Bathing facilities in 1830 were little better than in 1828. The sweat      
house was still in use, and about fifty feet south of it was a log         
bathhouse that had one plank tub. A "considerable number" of visitors from 
Louisiana arrived at Little Rock in April, 1830, on the steamboat Waverly, 
and several of them planned to spend the summer at Hot Springs.            
                                                                           
Hunting, walking, and playing cards were the chief amusements to occupy the
days in the early thirties.                                                
                                                                           
The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. XIV, Spring, 1955, No. 1, page 9.  
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            A Notable Character                            
                                                                           
In the southwestern part of Arkansas in the long ago, there were numerous  
men of bold and enterprising character, nearly every one of whom developed 
some peculiar characteristic that rendered him either famous or notorious. 
Not the least conspicuous among these men was Asa Thompson, who in his day 
was probably as well and widely known as any individual in that whole      
region. At some period in his life, the particulars of which I never       
learned, he contracted an acute affliction of the spine which had the      
effect to draw him almost in double. I might better describe it by saying  
that his frame was drawn to a right angle. When walking, his head was but  
little if any higher than his knees. Had he been straight he would have    
been quite a tall man. His home was at Murfreesboro, in Pike county, but he
was quite as familiarly known in Hempstead and contiguous counties as in   
Pike. He was enterprising and bold in speculation, and would seize hold of 
almost anything that promised to turn out profitable. Owing to his         
unfortunate deformity he could not ride astride of a horse. He always sat  
sideways, but never used any other than a man's saddle. I do not know      
whether it was because he could ride upon a man's saddle with more comfort,
or whether it was from a feeling of pride or a sense of shame that he      
abstained from the use of a side-saddle.                                   
                                                                           
His great weakness was cards, and it is probable that a more inveterate    
gambler never lived in Arkansas. Wherever he stopped, in his peregrinations
through the country, he hunted up a game, which was not very difficult to  
do in those days. He was reputed to have been a great faro-dealer, and     
devoted a great deal of time to it. When not engaged in cards, he was      
absorbed in business, and accumulated considerable property. While living  
in Pike county he was elected to the legislature and served one session in 
Little Rock, where, it is hardly necessary to inform the reader, he found  
abundant opportunity to indulge in his favorite pastime. While the General 
Assembly of which he was a member was in session, the general conference of
the Methodist church convened in the State Capital, and filled the town    
with preachers. During the sitting of the Conference religious services    
were held every night at the Methodist church, all the ministers attending,
of course. One night, after preaching was over, several of the men were    
leisurely sauntering along the street together when their attention was    
attracted by a pedestrian, just in advance of them, carrying a candle in   
one hand and stooped over as though he was looking for something on the    
sidewalk. He was moving at a very slow pace, and the men of the cloth very 
soon came up with him. They kindly enquired if he had lost anything, to    
which he replied that he had lost a hundred dollars. The preachers         
immediately expressed sympathy for him in this ill luck, and at once set   
about to aid him in searching for his lost roll. Each one bent down and    
began to peer attentively along the sidewalk. After proceeding thus some   
distance, one of them enquired of the doubled-up Diogenes if he had any    
idea where he dropped his missing treasure. "Oh, I dropped it up there at  
the faro-bank!" was Thompson's instant reply. It goes without saying that  
this was a "new revelation" to the men of the cloth, and that they then    
and there ceased searching for the lost money. The individual with the     
candle proved to be our eccentric friend, Asa Thompson. The man was        
unknown to the preachers, and his peculiar shape in walking led to the very
natural mistake into which they had fallen. Thompson did not know, nor did 
he care who they were, inasmuch as he had very little respect for preaching
and preachers, and the candid and truthful answer to the enquiry addressed 
to him was dictated by a humorous thought, which may have struck in at the 
moment, to give them a sell.                                               
                                                                           
Notwithstanding, as stated above, Thompson sat upon his horse              
woman-fashion, he traveled a great deal. Buggy-driving in that day was     
almost unknown. These convenient vehicles had not yet been introduced into 
Arkansas; besides which, the then condition of the roads rendered such mode
of locomotion impracticable. Asa was as well known in the country as       
"Humpy" Thompson as by his true name. He was exceedingly social in         
disposition and loved gay and jovial company. He once became the proprietor
of a wandering circus which came through the country, and tried his fortune
with that for some time, and to which he was no doubt an interesting       
side-show. In the vocation he no doubt found ample opportunity to pursue   
his favorite amusement.                                                    
                                                                           
The last seen or heard of "Humpy" Thompson, so far as I can learn, was in  
1848, in which year he suddenly turned up in Washington, tarried a week or 
two, and then disappeared, probably going to the Omnium-Gatherums of the   
odds and ends of the earth: Texas.                                         
                                                                           
Samuel Hardin Williams, memorabilia. Reprinted in Sam Williams: Printer's  
Devil, Mary Medearis, editor. Hope, Arkansas: Etter Printing Company, 1979,
page 227-229.                                                              
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               LAND RECORDS                                
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records                    
                                                                           
ARKANSAS                                                                   
                                                                           
Patentee Name | State | County | Issue Date                                
Land Office | Document Number | Accession/Serial Number                    
                                                                           
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Clark      04/10/1837  Washington    56  AR1110__.056   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  04/15/1837  Washington  1220  AR1130__.060   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  04/15/1837  Washington  1221  AR1130__.061   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  04/15/1837  Washington  1222  AR1130__.062   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  04/15/1837  Washington  1254  AR1130__.094   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  04/15/1837  Washington  1258  AR1130__.098   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  04/15/1837  Washington  1260  AR1130__.100   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  08/01/1837  Washington  1822  AR1140__.248   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  08/01/1837  Washington  1858  AR1140__.282   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Hempstead  08/01/1837  Washington  2209  AR1150__.115   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Pike       05/01/1845  Washington  4297  AR1190__.290   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Pike       05/01/1845  Washington  4320  AR1190__.313   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Pike       05/01/1845  Washington  4323  AR1190__.316   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Pike       05/01/1845  Washington  4325  AR1190__.318   
THOMPSON, ASA  AR  Pike       05/01/1845  Washington  4326  AR1190__.319   
                                                                           
LOUISIANA                                                                  
                                                                           
Patentee Name | State | County | Issue Date                                
Land Office | Document Number | Accession/Serial Number                    
                                                                           
HOWARD, WILLIAM C  LA  Avoyelles 10/01/1845 Opelousas    1556 LA1320__.020 
HOWARD, WILLIAM C  LA  Webster   05/07/1848 Natchitoches 2944 LA0510__.111 
HOWARD, WILLIAM C  LA  Winn      09/07/1900 Natchitoches 3320 LA1460__.069 
                                                                           
THOMPSON, ASA  LA  De Soto  09/01/1849  Natchitoches  4883  LA0550__.139   
THOMPSON, ASA  LA  De Soto  10/01/1852  Natchitoches  7400  LA0580__.131   
                                                                           
http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch                                 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             MARRIAGE RECORDS                              
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     W.C. Howard and Ann M. Thompson                       
                                                                           
                                  Married.                                 
                                                                           
At Houston, Texas on Thursday, the 27th January 1842, by Wm. G. Evans,     
Esq., W.C. Howard, late of Louisiana, Avoyelles Parish to Miss Ann M.      
Thompson, daughter of Asa Thompson, formerly Representative in the         
Legislature of Arkansas, all of this city.                                 
                                                                           
                                Houston Tel.                               
                                                                           
Arkansas Gazette, June 1, 1842, Volume 23, Number 25, page 3, column 4.    
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      W.C. Howard to Ann M. Thompson                       
                                                                           
Republic of Texas,                                                         
County of Harris,                                                          
                                                                           
To any Judge, Justice of the Peace or Regularly ordained Minister of the   
Gospel, Greeting:                                                          
                                                                           
You are hereby authorized & empowered to celebrate the rites of marriage   
between W.C. Howard & Ann M. Thompson, both of this Co(unty) at present,   
and of the manner of such celebration you are required to make due return  
to this office within Sixty days from the date hereof.                     
                                                                           
Given under my hand & impress of the Seal of the County at office in       
Houston, this 27 Jan(uar)y 1842.                                           
                                                                           
                           W.R. Baker, Clk. H.C.                           
                            by D.D. Crelp, Dpty.                           
                                                                           
Which was returned to Jan(uar)y 29, 1842. Endorsed "I do hereby certify    
that I solemnized the rites of Matrimony between Wm. C. Howard & Ann M.    
Thompson  on the 27th day of Jan(uar)y 1842.                               
                                                                           
Houston Jan(uar)y 29, 1842.                                                
                                                                           
                           Wm. G. Evans, J.P. H.C.                         
                                                                           
Harris County, Texas Marriage Volume A, page 304.                          
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925                                             
                                                                           
Name: Josephine Thompson                                                   
Spouse: David Hardy                                                        
Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1855                                                 
Marriage Place: Claiborne                                                  
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
Hunting For Bears, comp. Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925. The Generations   
Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: Compiled from a variety of sources     
including original marriage records located in Family History Library      
microfilm, microfiche, or books. Original marriage records are available   
from the Clerk of the Court where the marriage license was issued.         
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              MILITARY RECORDS                             
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Military:  Company G - 8th Louisiana Infantry -- The Minden Blues,         
Claiborne & Webster Parish.                                                
                                                                           
Privates:                                                                  
                                                                           
Thompson, Asa V.Y.                                                         
                                                                           
Submitted for the LAGenWeb Archives by:                                    
                                                                           
N. Wayne Cosby                                                             
P.O. Box 372                                                               
Watson, LA  70786                                                          
cosby_w@bellsouth.net                                                      
                                                                           
Date:  August 2000                                                         
                                                                           
Sources: Compiled Service Records - 8th Louisiana Infantry, Louisiana State
Archives; Record Rolls of 8th Louisiana Infantry - LHA Collection, Howard- 
Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA                
                                                                           
Note: I have more information on each man.  Please contact me if you need  
information or can share information. Many thanks.                         
                                                                           
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/claiborne/military/mindblu.txt     
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  QUERIES                                  
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
THOMPSON            Sam Williams, in his memorabilia published in Sam      
                    Williams: Printer's Devil, page 229, writing of Asa    
Thompson, says, The last seen or heard of "Humpy" Thompson, so far as I can
learn, was in 1848, in which year he suddenly turned up in Washington,     
tarried a week or two, and then disappeared, probably going to the         
Omnium-Gatherums of the odds and ends of the earth - Texas.                
                                                                           
The Washington Telegraph, Volume 9, No. 9, February 28, 1849, page 4,      
column 4, has this advertisement: Collinsburg, October 29th., 1848. This is
to certify, that ASA THOMPSON, is no agent of our Gin Shop. All papers in  
which he may have advertised  himself as such, will discontinue him, and   
all persons with whom he may  have made arrangements, will consider such   
arrangements null and void. GILMER & COLLINS.                              
                                                                           
In the Washington Telegraph, Volume 9, No. 42, October 24, 1849, page 1,   
column 4: We see it stated in the Shelbyville (Tenn.) Epositor, that our   
old "straight up and down" Asa Thompson was married in that vicinity on the
13th ult., to one Miss E.J. BOTKINS. Now, is it so? - that is the queston. 
If it is, we say, with heart and soul, success to the undertaking! May     
their harvest times be not as angel's visit - and may all they sow be like 
unto a tree planted by the river's side, the leaves whereof shall not      
whither and whose fruit shall be cast in regular season! Is it true, old   
Asa is "sorter" like the fellows board tree, so straight that he leans a   
little over - but what of that? - MINDEN IRIS, Oct. 13.                    
                                                                           
In 1839, Asa Thompson said he was "the head of a family consisting of a    
wife and six children."                                                    
                                                                           
In the Arkansas Gazette, Volume 23, No. 25, June 1, 1842, page 3, column 4:
MARRIED, At Houston, Texas, on Thursday, the 27th. January, 1842, by Wm. G.
Evans, Esq., W. C. HOWARD, late of Louisiana, Avoyelles Parish, to Miss ANN
M. THOMPSON, daughter of Asa Thompson, formerly Representative in the      
Legislature of Arkansas, all of this city. (Houston, Tel.)                 
                                                                           
Seeking additional information and descendants of Asa Thompson.            
                                                                           
                               David Kelley                                
                                                                           
Pike County Arkansas 1815-1895, February 1991, Volume 1, No. 2.            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               SLAVE RECORDS                               
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     Slave Owners and Slaves 1834-1839                     
                            Pike County Arkansas                           
                                                                           
Slave Owners                  10-16 years                16-45 years       
                                                                           
Asa Thompson                                                  2            
                                                                           
Pike County Arkansas Tax List 1835, Arkansas History Commission, Little    
Rock, Arkansas.                                                            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Slave Owners                  10-16 years                16-45 years       
                                                                           
Asa Thompson                      1                                        
                                                                           
Pike County Arkansas Tax List 1836, Arkansas History Commission, Little    
Rock, Arkansas.                                                            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Slave Owners                Number of Slaves           Value of Slaves     
                                                                           
Asa Thompson                        2                       1200           
                                                                           
Pike County Arkansas Tax List 1838, Arkansas History Commission, Little    
Rock, Arkansas.                                                            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Slave Owners                   8-60 years                   Value          
                                                                           
Asa Thompson                        2                       1000           
                                                                           
Pike County Arkansas Tax List 1839, Arkansas History Commission, Little    
Rock, Arkansas.                                                            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Asa Thompson to John W. Williams                     
                                                                           
                       Know All Men By These Presents:                     
                                                                           
That I, Asa Thompson, of Pike County and State of Arkansas, have this day  
bargained and sold unto John W. Williams of Hempstead County and State of  
Arkansas aforesaid, a certain Negro Girl Mary aged Eleven years, a slave   
for life, for and in consideration of the Sum of four hundred and fifty    
Dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; the
rights and title whereof I warrant and defend for and against the claims of
any other person or persons.                                               
                                                                           
Given under my hand and seal this the 2nd day of April A.D. 1838.          
                                                                           
                               Asa Thompson                                
                                                                           
                                  Attest:                                                                                                               
                              Jno. D. Trimble                              
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
State of Arkansas,                                                         
                        Sct.                                               
County of Hempstead,                                                       
                                                                           
Be it remembered that John D. Trimble the Subscribing witness to the       
foregoing bill of sale this day personally appeared before me Andrew C.    
Roberts, Deputy for Allen M. Oakley, Clerk of the Circuit Court of the     
County of Hempstead, and being duly Sworn states on oath, that he saw Asa  
Thompson sign the foregoing bill of sale to John W. Williams on the day &  
year it bears date.                                                        
                                                                           
                          Andrew C. Roberts, D.C.                          
                        For Allen M. Oakley, Clerk.                        
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
State of Arkansas,                                                         
                        ss.                                                
County of Hempstead,                                                       
                                                                           
I, Allen M. Oakley, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Ex-Officio Recorder for 
the County aforesaid, do hereby Certify that the annexed and foregoing     
instrument of writing was filed for record in my office on the 21st day of 
August A.D. 1838 and the same is now duly recorded in record book D, pages 
126 & 127.                                                                 
                                                                           
In Testimony Whereof I have herunto set my hand as Clerk and affixed the   
Seal of my office at Washington this 18th day of August in the year of our 
Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight and of the Independence of
the United States the 63rd.                                                
                                                                           
                          Andrew C. Roberts, Dept.                         
                         For ALLEN M. OAKLEY, Clerk                        
                          and Ex-officio Recorder.                         
                                                                           
Hempstead County, Arkansas Deed Book D, page 226-227.                      
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      Asa Thompson to John W. Williams                     
                                                                           
                       Know All Men By These Presents:                     
                                                                           
That I, Asa Thompson, of the County of Pike, State of Arkansas, for and in 
consideration of the sum of Eighteen hundred dollars to me in hand paid,   
the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have this day bargained and    
sold unto John W. Williams of Hempstead County and State aforesaid, two    
negroes, viz: One negro man named John aged about Twenty years (a Yellow   
boy); one negro girl named Lucy aged about Fourteen years, both of whom I  
do warrant slaves for life; and I do hereby warrant and defend the right   
and title to said negroes against the claim or claims of all and every     
other person or persons; And also both to be sound both in body and in     
mind.                                                                      
                                                                           
Given under my hand and seal this Eighth day of June A.D. 1839.            
                                                                           
                                Asa Thompson                               
                                                                           
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of:                               
                                                                           
                               Henry Cheatham                              
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
State of Arkansas,                                                         
                        Sct.                                               
County of Hempstead,                                                       
                                                                           
Be it remembered, that on this 7th day of June A.D. 1839, Asa Thompson     
personally appeared before me, Simon T. Sanders, Clerk of the Circuit Court
in and for the County of Hempstead in the State of Arkansas, and           
acknowledged the annexed and foregoing instrument of writing to be his act 
and deed, hand and seal, and that he had executed the same for the         
consideration and purposes therein mentioned and set forth.                
                                                                           
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand as Clerk and affixed the  
Seal of my office at Washington the 7th day of June A.D. 1839.             
                                                                           
                          Simon T. Sanders, Clk.                           
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
State of Arkansas,                                                         
                        ss.                                                
County of Hempstead,                                                       
                                                                           
I, Simon T. Sanders, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Exofficio Recorder for 
the County aforesaid, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing     
instrument of writing was filed for record in my office on the 7th day of  
June A.D. 1839 and the same is now duly recorded in Record Book D, page    
441.                                                                       
                                                                           
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my
office at Washington the 7th day of June in the Year of our Lord One       
thousand eight hundred and thirty nine and of the Independence of the      
United States the 63rd.                                                    
                                                                           
                          Simon T. Sanders, Clerk                          
                          and Exofficio Recorder.                          
                                                                           
Hempstead County, Arkansas Deed Book B, page 441-442.                      
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Asa Thompson to John Shook                         
                                                                           
                          Washington July 19, 1839                         
                                                                           
In consideration of the sum of Fifteen Hundred and twenty five Dollars, the
receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge, I, Asa Thompson of the County of 
Pike and State of Arkansas, have this day sold and delivered and do hereby 
sell to John Shook of the County of Hempstead and State aforesaid, two     
Negro Boys, one about Eleven Years old and named Ben, the other Fifteen    
years of age and named Harry, both of dark complexion. To have and to hold 
the said Negroes to the said John Shook, his heirs and assigns forever to  
the said John Shook from the claim of the said Asa Thompson, his heirs and 
all other persons whomsoever, and also that they are Slaves for life and   
sound and healthy. Witness my hand and seal this day and date above        
written.                                                                   
                                                                           
                                Asa Thompson                               
                                                                           
                                   Attest:                                 
                                                                           
                                W.S. Johnson                               
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
State of Arkansas,                                                         
                        ss.                                                
Couty of Hempstead,                                                        
                                                                           
I, Simon T. Sanders, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Exofficio Recorder for 
the County aforesaid, do hereby Certify that the annexed and foregoing     
instrument of writing was filed for Record in my office on the 2d day of   
August A.D. 1839 and the same is now duly recorded in "Record Book D" page 
470.                                                                       
                                                                           
In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my
office at Washington the 2d day of August in the Year of our Lord one      
thousand Eight hundred and thirty nine and of the Independence of the      
United States the 64th.                                                    
                                                                           
                         Simon T. Sanders, Clerk                           
                         and Exofficio Recorder.                           
                                                                           
Hempstead County, Arkansas Deed Book D, page 470-471.                      
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Slave Owners and Slaves 1840-1848                      
                           Pike County Arkansas                            
                                                                           
Slave Owners                     Age 8-60                       Value      
                                                                           
Asa Thompson                         4                          3600       
                                                                           
Pike County Arkansas Tax Lists 1840, Arkansas History Commission, Little   
Rock, Arkansas.                                                            
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
1850 U.S. Federal Census                                                   
Slave Schedules                                                            
Slave Owners                                                               
                                                                           
Name             Home in 1850 (City, County, State)                        
                                                                           
Wm. C. Howard    Township 19 Ward 5, Bossier, Louisiana                    
                                                                           
Slave Information                                                          
                                                                           
Age Gender Race                                                            
                                                                           
48   Male      Black                                                       
25   Female    Black                                                       
25   Female    Black                                                       
 6   Female    Black                                                       
                                                                           
Source Information:                                                        
                                                                           
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Slave Schedules. The Generations Network, Inc.,  
2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census.       
Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National      
Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.              
                                                                           
Description:                                                               
                                                                           
This database details those persons enumerated in the Slave Schedule of the
1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                TAX RECORDS                                
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               Tax Lists Index                             
                            Pike County Arkansas                           
                                  1834-1848                                
                                                                           
    Thompson, Asa           1835          Thompson, Asa           1838     
    Thompson, Asa           1836          Thompson, Asa           1839     
    Thompson, Asa           1837          Thompson, Asa           1840     
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Child 3                    Josephine A. Thompson                           
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Limestone County, Texas Cemeteries                                         
                                                                           
Edell Stone                                                                
                                                                           
HARDY, Albert                                                              
Son of D. & J.A. Hardy                                                     
July 19, 1883                                                              
Aged 5 yrs, 9 mos, 10 days                                                 
Still in our memory                                                        
                                                                           
Original Survey done by Mrs. Wallace B. Duke. From Mart take Hwy 164 East  
to Intersection of Farm Road 339, turn left (or North) and go 3.4 miles to 
Kirk Cemetery, then turn right or East onto a gravel road which will become
a dirt road. Go almost due Easr for 1.3 miles and turn left into a farmyard
of Edell Stone Family. Graves in Field: only 1 marker to be found though   
old-timers say there was once at least 5 or 6 graves here.                 
                                                                           
Source URL http://www.rootsweb.com/~txlimest/cemeteries/edellstone.htm     
                                                                           
Copyright 1996-2003 by Harvey L. Cox  All Rights Reserved                  
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Limestone County, Texas                                                    
Civil War Pension Applications                                             
                                                                           
Hardy, David 09389                                                         
                                                                           
Claimant: Hardy, David                                                     
Pension Number: 09389                                                      
County: Limestone                                                          
                                                                           
Source URL http://www.rootsweb.com/~txlimest/military/pension_h.htm        
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Limestone County, Texas Cemeteries                                         
                                                                           
Delia                                                                      
                                                                           
Lat: 31 42' 48"N, Lon: 96 45' 16"W                                       
                                                                           
Bruce and Linda Jordan 2002                                                
                                                                           
Directions: Travel from either Coolidge or Prairie Hill on FM 73. Turn onto
FM 341 and travel north for about 7 miles. Turn right onto Limestone County
Road 150. The cemetery is located about one mile on the left.              
                                                                           
HARDY, David                                                               
Captain Co. G. 28 LA Inf. CSA                                              
no dates                                                                   
                                                                           
Source URL http://www.rootsweb.com/~txlimest/cemeteries/delia.htm          
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Subj: Re: CSA - Texas Records                                              
Date: 98-04-05 22:09:53 EDT                                                
From: f_harrisonpm@TITAN.SFASU.EDU (Patrick M. Harrison)                   
Reply-to: f_harrisonpm@TITAN.SFASU.EDU                                     
To: dpbb@dgsdmail.dgsd.k2.ak.us                                            
                                                                           
Application 33818 Virgil Aron Barron                                       
28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment Company G                                 
Captain Dave Hardy of Montgomery, LA                                       
Died January 7, 1907                                                       
McLennan County, TX                                                        
                                                                           
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jcbarron/barron/barron1998.htm    
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
OFFICERS AND STAFF OF THE 28TH LOUISIANA INFANTRY                          
                                                                           
Company G (Winn Parish.)                                                   
                                                                           
David Hardy, Capt.                                                         
William S. Turner, 1st Lt., r. Oct 29, 1862                                
Francis M. Sharp, 2nd Lt., r. Sept. 26, 1862                               
William J. Robbins, 2nd Lt., r. April 28, 1863                             
Charles W. Fittz, 2nd Lt., r. Nov. 7, 1863                                 
Benjamin W. Robbins, 2nd Lt., r. April 25, 1863                            
Amos L. Ponder, 2nd Lt.                                                    
                                                                           
Source URL http://www.pipesplanet.com/grays28th/company.html               
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Update 05.03.07               David Kelley 2007               ASA-THOM.HTM
---------------------------------------------------------------------------