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Thompson, H. H.

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Thompson, H. H.
March 13, 2007 03:44PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, Kniffin 2nd ed., 1885
Caldwell Co.

H.H. THOMPSON is a native of Caldwell County, Ky., born October 18, 1844,
and is a son of Nathaniel and Lucy (Wilson) Thompson, the former a native
of Virginia, and the latter of Kentucky. H.H. Thompson is the eldest of
the family of four children, three of whom are living, and was left an
orphan at the age of nine years. He has been reasonably successful
through life, and now lives on a farm of 157 acres, tolerably well
improved. He enlisted October 24, 1861, in the Eighth Kentucky Infantry,
Confederate States army, and did gallant service at the battles of Fort
Donelson, where he was wounded, and was among the few who escaped being
captured; he was also at Shiloh, the first siege of Vicksburg, Corinth,
Baton Rouge, Jackson (Miss.), Franklin (Tenn.), and Coldwater. At the
latter place he was taken seriously sick, and had to remain several weeks.
He was twice wounded and still suffers from his injuries. He was paroled
May 18, 1865. His wife, Sarah Frances Quisenberry, was born February 9,
1871, and has borne him six children: William J., Patience Jane (deceased),
and Grace. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are members of the Harmony Baptist
Church, of which he is a deacon. He is at present road commissioner of
his district, and has been school trustee for several years. He is a
Democrat and believes in equal laws and equal rights under the laws.
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