Jesse was born in Ky in Estill (Estle) County about 1818.
The first record I have of Jesse Thompson is an 1880 federal census that shows him living in
Indiana with wife Julia Hendricks Thompson (6). Jesse had been married before and had 13
children from that marriage.
In 1880, Jesse (aged 62 years), was shown as head of household with Julia as wife (aged
Jesses shows his parents as being from North Carolina.
Julia shows her parents as being from Kentucky.
Children to Jesse and Julia (1880 Census) were:
Susan A. Thompson aged 19, Josiah Thompson aged 10, Robert aged 9, Logan aged 7,
Sterling Thompson (5) aged 5, and Ioma aged 1. (3 other children unknown). 8 in all.
That's the last record I've found of Jesse Thompson.
In the 1900 Federal Census, wife Julia was shown as living with son Sterling Thompson in
Hancock County, Green Township, Indiana.
Sterling Thompson married Emma Tuttorow on July 8, 1898 in Hancock County, Indiana.
In this 1900 census Sterling was shown as head of household (age 25) born Nov. 1875
Also shown were:
Emma M. (Tutrow) Thompson (5) (MORE TUTTEROW HISTORY HERE). (wife) Sept 1883 (16)
Annie M. Thompson (daughter) 1899 (Mar or May) (1)
Joseph Thompson (brother) July 1869 (30)
Julia A.Thompson (mother) Jan 1844 (56) self and parents from KY.
A year later on July 24, 1901 my grandmother Frances Lorena Jackson (4) was born to this
3 years later on Feb. 6, 1904 a daughter Ethel Thompson was born to this marriage.
The Thompson family lived in Willow Branch, Indiana.
On July 30, 1906 Emma Mae Thompson (mother) died. My grandmother Frances was 5 years
old at the time of her mother's death
and her younger sister Ethel was only 2 years of age. Emma Mae is buried in Willow Branch
Julia Hendricks (mother of Sterling) died Dec. 16 1914 . She is listed as having died in Willow
Branch but I've been unable to locate her grave.
Her obituary reads in part as follows:
Moved to Willow Branch and became a member of M.E. Church. (faithful member often
testifying to the saving power of Jesus Christ).
Her dying request was that her relatives and friends was to meet her in Heaven.
Her greatest desire was that her children might meet her in an unbroken family around the
Converted at age 35.
New York Central Lines -OBITUARY-
In 1917 Ethel Thompson died from kidney disease. Grandma Frances was about 16 years of
age at the time.
Frances Thompson married Forest Vaughn Jackson (4) Sept. 21, 1922 in Hancock
County, Indiana. A friend who attended the wedding (Pauline Criss), said Frances was
stewey (nervous) but looked beautiful in a white dress, with a white sash and rose.
Vaughn Jackson was the son of James and Hulda Morris Jackson (5)
In 1920 Vaughn was 20 years of age and lived with James and Hulda in Harrison Township,
Henry County, Indiana. (Wilkinson/Cadiz?).
At that time James was 61 and Hulda was 60. In 1900 the Jackson family was in Greensboro
Township, Henry County.
Sterling Thompson lived with Vaughn and Frances until his death in 1929 of TB.
In the 1930 Census Vaughn Jackson and Frances lived in Harrison Township, Henry County
and had son Sterling Eugene (aged 4), born in 1926.
James and Hulda Jackson lived nearby in 1930. James was shown as 72 and Hulda as 71
years of age.
Vaughn Jackson was a farmer, factory laborer and helped build National Road 40.
In 1932 James Jackson killed himself with a shotgun in his barn as Vaughn and a neighbor
happened to be walking in.
A daughter, Marliyn Yvonne Jackson (3) was born to Vaughn and Frances on March 19, 1936.
At this time they lived on Road #234 between Cadiz and New Castle.
Hulda Morris followed her husband in death in May of 1942 on the 24th day.
Her obituary reads as follows:
Mrs. Huldah (*Morris) Jackson, 82, died at her home near cadiz Tuesday morning. The body
was taken to Condo's in Wilkinson, Wednesday morning and will be returned to the family
residence, where friends may call. She was the widow of James Jackson, who died 10 years
ago. She had spent her entire life in the Cadiz community.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10a.m. in the Cadiz Christian Church. Burial will be
in the family lot in Harlan Cemetery.
Survivors include a son , Vaughn; a brother , Harry Morris, of Detroit; a sister, Mrs. Susan Hiatt,
of Huntington Co; 3 grandchildren.
In 1944 Vaughn and family moved to 1616 Columbus Street in New Castle, Indiana. (Later
changed to 1632 Columbus Street).
Vaughn died in 1951 on dec. 12.
On June 18, 1955 Marilyn married Howard Wayne Orr (3) , son of Harold Obediah and
Gladys Dinkins Orr (4) .
They lived at 1119 1/2 So. 17th St. , New Castle, In. (upstairs apartment) when first married,
then moved to 526 N. 24th Street in New castle.
Later moving into Vaughn and Frances Jacksons home (1632 Columbus Street, New
Castle), with Frances to raise their family.
On August 16, 1956 Lisa Jo Orr was born. On August 4th ,1959 Julie Kay Orr was born and on
August 14th , 1961 twin boys, Mark Sean Orr (2) and Kevin Wayne Orr were born.
Frances Thompson Jackson's sister Annie died....and is buried in the Willow Branch
Mark Sean Orr married Pam Ann Choate (2) on Sept. 14, 1986.
Frances Jackson died on July 24th , 1988 and is buried in South Mound Cemetery in New
Marilyn's brother Sterling Eugene Jackson died November 5, 1988
* Numbers in parenthesis indicate generation back from my son, he being the first.
|James Jackson and Hulda
Parents of Forest Vaughn
|Sterling Thompson holding
daughter Annie, Julia Hendricks
Thompson (mother of Sterling),
Emma Mae Tutterow Thompson
holding Francis Thompson
|Forest Vaugh Jackson and wife
Francis Thompson Jackson.
Son Sterling Eugene Jackson.
Also parents of Marilyn Yvonne
|Howard Wayne Orr and Marilyn
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