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  • ID: I11823
  • RIN: MH:I12293
  • _UID: AB98FD3F-0A3E-44DE-8DAF-CFEE718091AA
  • _UPD: 20 NOV 2010 11:55:50 GMT-8
  • Name: Elizabeth Stump
  • Given Name: Elizabeth
  • Surname: Stump
  • _MARNM: Thompson
  • Sex: F
  • Birth:
  • _UID: B608E08E-805D-4B6B-8202-361965342CAF
  • RIN: MH:IF74513 1737 in Ireland or Davidson Co., TN, USA
  • Death:
  • _UID: FEDE5E91-9650-433B-826A-CD31B7A704AC
  • RIN: MH:IF74514 5 MAR 1792 in Nashville, Davidson, TN of killed by Indians
  • Note: Whether Elizabeth's last name was "Stump" is still debated by researchers
  • Note:
    Father: Frederick Stump b: ABT 1711 in Ireland

    Marriage 1 James Thompson b: BET 1735 AND 1740 in Ireland
    Robert Thompson b: 30 JUN 1763 in Ireland
    John Thompson b: 1765 in Ireland
    Elizabeth Thompson b: 1766 in Ireland
    Catherine Thompson b: 1767 in Ireland
    Jacob Thompson b: 1776 in Ireland
    Alice Thompson b: 1777 in Ulster, Antrim, near the city of Belfast, Ireland
    Alexander Thompson b: 1778 in Nashville, Davidson, TN, USA
  • Note:
    From "Early History of the Turner Family" by William Bruce Turner:

    Emigrated from Ireland to America 1754 on account of religious persecutions, bringing with them four children, Alexander, John, Catherine and Alice. On their passage a son was born: Robert. On arrival in America, they ssettled in the colony of Pennsylvania, where they had born to them one other daughter: Elizabeth. About the year 1770 the family moved to the Valley of the Cumberland River, west of the mountains, where the city of Nashville now stands, where they encounteed all the troubles and privations in the settlement of a wilderness county, in the midst of numerous hostile Indians, in which they and three of their children, Alexander, John and Elizabeth were murdered by the savages (March 5, 1792).

    During 1780 and the following years the settlers in the vicinity of Nashville endudred many hardships and many were killed by the Indians and many died of exposure. On account of these hardships some of the first settlers left the colony while others remained loyal and faithful. Those who defended the country and their companions received special honors by the Assembly of North Carolina and wree granted without cost 640 acres of land in 1784. Among those so honored were James Thompson and his son, Robert Thompson (Ramsey, Haywood, pp. 218-220, and Matthews' Histories).

    On pages 596 and 597 of Ramsey's History an account is given of the killing by the Indians of John Thompson on June 2, 1791. It appears that James Thompson and his family, who lived about seven miles from Nashville, were attacked March 5, 1792 and that he and other members of the family wree killed and his daughter, Alice, taken prisoner. (Ramsey, p.606) She was afterwards released. (Haywood 414). (Note above differences in dates.)

    Haywood 342-3--About the beginning of March 1792 the Indians attacked the home of Mr. Thompson within seven miles of Nashville, killed and scalped the old man, his wife, his son and a daughter, and made prisoners of Mrs. Caffrey, her son, a small boy, and Miss Thompson.

    Ramsey 596--June 2, 1791, the Indians killed John Thompson in his own corn field within five miles of Nashville.

    Ramsey 606--About the first of August 1793, many people were in slavery with the Creek Indians--among them Alice Thompson.

    Haywood 414--Alice Thompson released from capitivity after more than two years for $266.66 2/3 worth of deer leather.

    Haywood 218,219,220--Act of N.C. 1782 rewarded those who stayed through the trying days of the Cumberland settlement and drfended it by giving them land. Among them James Thompson. The Act also rewarded those who wre not of age June 1780 and who defended the Colony by giving them 640 acres of land. Robert Thompson was among these.

    Haywood 219--Provisions were made for heirs of those dead including Alexander Thompson.
    James Robertson in company with his brother Mark Robertson, Zachariah White and many others from East Tennessee and southern Kentucky, settled in the winter of 1779, at this place (Nashville). On December 22, of this same year, John Donaldson and his party began their famous voyage down the Holliston and Tennessee Rivers and up to the Cumberland, landing at the present site of Nashville April 24, 1780. the real settlement of Middle Tennessee then began in earnest. Robertson's wife and children made the trip on boat with Donaldson. The new town was called "Nashboro"

    Page 686

    We are told that THOMAS, JASON and EPHRAIM THOMPSON, sons of ROBERT THOMPSON died in DAVIDSON COUNTY,Tennessee. RAMSEY'S "Ann..ls" on page 597 (copied from Haywood) says:

    "On the 28th of January, 1792 OLIVER WILLIAMS and JASON THOMPSON, at night encamped on the road leading from BLEDSOE'S Station to the ford on Cumbarland river, on the North side of the river, where they were fired upon by Indians and both wounded, and their horses and other articles taken from them; and about the beginning of March, 1792, the Indians attacked the house of Mr. Thompson, within seven miles of Nashville, killed and scalped the old man, his wife, his son, a small boy and Miss ALICE THOMPSON and Mrs. CAFFREY and her son were captured." Also "On June 2, 1791: The Indians killed JOHN THOMPSON in his own corn field within five miles of Nashville."

    James Thompson was the senior captain in the Virginia militia at Long Island Flats, 1776, where the Indians, with great loss, were routed. His company formed the life guard of Col. William Christian, who commanded the troops in the warfare against the Cherokees.

    n the Wautauga section a battle with the Indians was fought July 20,1776, and James Thompson was among the six who sent a written report of the battle to Major Anthony Bledsoe (Ramsey's History, p.154)

    Bibliographic Information:
    Tennessee Cousins Author: Worth S. Ray Call Number: F435.R3 This book contains a history of Tennesee's people.
    Ray, Worth S. Tennessee Cousins. Published by the Author. Texas
    "The Annals of Tennessee" by Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey 1

    Father: Frederick Stump b: 1711 in Ireland

    Marriage 1 James Thompson b: BET 1737 AND 1740 in Ireland
    • Married: BET 1760 AND 1762
    1. Has Children Alice Thompson b: 1777 in Ulster, Antrim, Belfast, Ireland

    1. Title: The Thompson Family Of Davidson County, Tennessee
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