Ancestors of George R. Thompson


2. Archibald Wyatt Thompson

The wedding of Archibald and Sarah was presided over by Rev. William J. Hiter and among those attending were the father of the bride George Talley and Security and Witnesses Overton Talley and George Talley. This data is shown in the Marriage Court Record of Louisa County, Virginia.

LDS Film # 0032190 of Louisa County, Va. showing marriages has Archibald and Sarah Talley getting married in February of 1831 with the minister being Wm. Y. Hiter. Sarah's father was George, so this is likely why their son was named George.

The Louisa County records show that Archibald and his widowed mother, had a running court battle over ownership and control of farm land which lasted for some years. Archibald finally swore under oath in court that he would give all of the proceeds of inheritance from his father Richard W. Thompson and from his mother's estate (Mary Thompson) to his children, Mary Jane, George R., Frances A., and Andrew J. Thompson and that he would get nothing. Film # 0032213 of Louisa County Deed Book Vol. Y (p.143), Clerks Office Louisa County, Virginia.

See Louisa County Historical Magazine Vol. 1 Number 2 December 1969 which shows on page 49 that William M. and Archibald W. were sons of Richard W. Thompson and his wife Mary McGehee Thompson and were grandsons of Mathew Thompson and Sarah Wyatt, as written by George H. S. King.

Archibald's exact death date is not known by us, but it is believed he died after 1870.

3. Sarah Talley

Sarah "Sally" Talley came from a large family and it seems there were a couple of generations of large Talley families in Louisa County, Virginia. Sarah's brother Nathan Talley married the sister of Archibald Wyatt Thompson, Mary D. Thompson.