WILLIAM N. THOMPSON
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
Born: 5 January 1838 in Rhea County, TN
Died: 29 March 1914in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Carson Graveyard, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Equire Looney and Arrena (Davis) Thompson
Married: Elizabeth Frances Pearson about 1857 in Jackson County, TN
Born: abt 1837 in Jackson County, TN
Died: Between 1910-1920
Buried: Probably Carson Graveyard, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Joseph and Tempy (Clark) Pearson
- Amanda Thompson
- Joseph Looney Thompson
- Tempy Thompson
- Sarah Thompson
- Laura Thompson
- Carrie Thompson
- Nancy Thompson
- Mary Thompson
RELATIVES WHO SERVED
- Brother: Esquire Looney Thompson - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry
- Brother: James Franklin - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
- Brother: Newton J. Thompson - 1st Tennessee (Colm's) Infantry Regiment
- Brother: Thomas C. Thompson - 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
- Brother-in-law: James Avery Welch - 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
- Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
- Enlisted 1 September 1862 at Cookeville, TN
- 12 Oct 1862: Present
PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT
- Filed February 1, 1906
- Resident of Cookeville, TN
- Member of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry Company K under General Dibrell
- Born: Rhea County on 5 January 1838
- Enlisted in Gen G. G.Dibrell's Cavalry Co K about 2 November 1862 under Captain Swearingin. Lt. Terry.
- Detached to carry cattle to East Tennessee and cut off. Was captured and carried to Sparta; Took the Oath of Allegiance. He was given a choice to either take the oath or go North of the Ohio River or to join them.
- Married: Wife is 69 years old. Three daughters living with him: one blind and two widowed
- Attest: Columbus Jackson Davis & A. H. Ditty
- 1 Nov 1906 - TN Bureau of Pension Examiners: Sent request for Service Record
- 8 Oct 1906 - William H. Thompson to Rutledge Smith - Please see the Pension Board on his behalf
- 8 Oct 1906 - William H. Thompson appoints Rutledge Smith as his attorney for his pension
- 20 Jul 1907- D. C. Gossage supports his claim
- 20 Jul 1907 - William H. Thompson
- Enlisted 9 Oct 1862 in Gen George G. Dibrell command.
- The command was at Sparta where they were expected to remain for several days.
- He was detailed to help Thomas Pointer & James Bartlett take a drive of cattle to Kingston
- While doing so, Gen Dibrell moved the army across the mountain.
The enemy captured the cattle near Kingston.
- The area was full of federals and he had to return home.
- His command had gone to VA and he was unable to get back to the army.
- 6 weeks later, he got as far as Crossville
- It was full of Federals and he had to return home.
- When he enlisted, he had a wife and three kids.
- He was in the battles of Parkers Cross Roads, Triune, Franklin and numerous other skirmishes
- 25 Mar 1911 - William H. Thompson requests a status
- 16 Jan 1914 - J. F. Dyer, Physician, performs an exam
- 17 Jan 1914 - Columbus Jackson Davis was present at his marriage 55 years ago
- 20 Jan 1914 - Columbus Jackson Davis sent a postcard to Jno. P. Hickman
- ??? - D. C. Gossage - Supports his claim
- 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 241
- 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 7B
- 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 214
- 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 93B
- 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 12A
- 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 15B
- Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1914) - #46 - W. N. Thompson