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  • ID: I25164
  • Reference Number: 25164
  • Name: William Goodhope Thorpe
  • Given Name: William Goodhope
  • Surname: Thorpe 1
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 10 MAY 2014
  • Birth: ABT 1797 in Virginia, USA 2 1
  • Census: 07 AUG 1820 Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, USA 3 1
  • Census: 1830 Giles County, Tennessee, USA 4 1
  • Census: 1837 Panola County, Mississippi, USA 5 1
  • Residence: 02 NOV 1839 Texas, USA 6 1
  • Death: 1869 in Giles County, Tennessee, USA 2 1
  • Burial: 1869 Dodson Cemetery, Lynnville, Giles County, Tennessee, USA



    Father: Theotho Tharp b: ABT 1750 in Hanover County, Virginia Colony
    Mother: Jane Caldwell b: ABT 1771 in Halifax County, Virginia Colony

    Marriage 1 Candis Dodson b: 04 JUL 1809
    • Married: in Burleson County, Texas, USA 2 1
    Children
    1. Has No Children Mary Emma A. Thorpe b: 1822 in Tennessee, USA
    2. Has No Children Susan Jane Thorpe b: 12 JAN 1824 in Tennessee, USA
    3. Has Children William A. Thorpe b: ABT 1827 in Tennessee, USA
    4. Has No Children Lydia J. Thorpe b: MAY 1828 in Tennessee, USA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Hightower Family Genealogical Database [database online]. Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: Anthony Lee Rockefeller
      Abbrev: Hightower Family Genealogical Database [database online]. Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: Anthony Lee Rockefeller
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1996-2014, Anthony Lee Rockefeller
    2. Title: Tharp, Joan, Research and family records
      Abbrev: Tharp, Joan
      Publication: 1995
    3. Title: 1820 Federal Census of Giles County, Tennessee
      Abbrev: 1820 Census of Giles County, Tennessee
      Note: NARA Roll: M33_124

      Name: Goodhope Tharpe
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Pulaski, Giles, Tennessee
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820

      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 2
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 2
    4. Title: 1830 Federal Census of Giles County, Tennessee
      Abbrev: 1830 Census of Giles County, Tennessee
      Note: NARA Series: M19
      Roll: 176
      Written Page No. 200

      Name: Wm Tharp
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Giles, Tennessee

      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 5
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5
    5. Title: 1837 Mississippi State Census of Panola County, Mississippi
      Abbrev: 1837 State Census of Panola County, Mississippi
      Note: Roll: v229_2
      Line 17

      G. H. Thorp, eight males 21-45, one female over 16, three females under 16
    6. Title: Tharp, Joan, Research and family records
      Abbrev: Tharp, Joan
      Publication: 1995
      Note: 2 Nov 1839 - G. H. Thorp, along with Pleasant Thorp, arrives in Texas. Listed as a permanent resident citizen at Texas Declaration of Independence, 11 Jan 1840. Land Grant number 39.

      1840 - Leg. in brother, Charles', will.

      2 Oct 1843 - Unconditional land certificate issued to Goodhope Shoop in Milam County, Texas. Certificate number 39.

      1850 - Wm. Thorp, age 51, b. Virginia, in Dallas County, Texas. Enumerated in the household of daughter Susan (Thorp) Beal and husband, Alfred J. Beal.

      1850 - Mary Thorp, age. 51, b. North Carolina, enumerated in Burleson County, Texas; living alone; shown as land owner.

      25 Jan 1847 - Goodhope Thorp and wife, Polly, selling land, Burleson County, Texas

      24 Sep 1855 - W. G. H. Thorp selling land to John P. Doss (father of Mary Jane (Doss) Thorp, 2nd wife of Otho Thorp, Jr.), Burleson County, Texas

      22 Feb 1858 - William G. H. & Mary J. Thorp selling land, Burleson County, Texas

      1860 - Beal family tradition states that William Goodhope Thorp d. in Giles County, Tennessee, after 1860. No proof. Disputable!!

      1861 - Milam County, Texas records - June 1861 - Benson's Co. of Militia, Muster Roll 1189, Muster Roll of Capt. S. M. J. Benson's Co. of Militia for the month of June 1861. Pvt. W. J. H. Thorp. Pvt. J. P. Doss (father of Mary Jane Doss, 2nd wife of Otho Thorp, Jr.) John P. Doss, b. 9 June 1794, d. 4 April 1868, Burleson County, Texas.

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