James Thompson - Daingerfield, Morris County, Texas
Address:
Directions: US 259/SH 49 in front of Morris County Courthouse
Marker #: 5343007859
Year Dedicated: 1976
Size, type: 27" x 42"
Last reported condition: Poor; Refinish
James Thompson - (1759-1841) Veteran of the American Revolution. Ancestors of James Thompson lived in Virginia in the 17th century. Thompson served in Capt. um's Company of North Carolina Militia in 1781, helping win victory in the American Revolution. In pioneer spirit, he and his family later moved to Alabama, then to Mississippi, then to the Republic of Texas. Here in the new land, he was a revered patriarch. His son-in-law, John Peacock (1786-1848), fought in the 2D Regiment, North Carolina Militia, in the War of 1812. His health broken by the war, he went to Ittawamba County, Miss., where he received land in lieu of army pay. About 1840 he emigrated with his wife Zilpha (Thompson), four sons, two daughters, and his father-in-law to Paschal (Morris) County. Here he donated sites for a church, school, and cemetery. Thompson's grandson, Williams Peacock (1811-64), came to Texas in the 1830s, then returned to Mississippi and brought back his grandfather, parents, and other relatives. In 1841 President M. B. Lamar appointed him sheriff of Paschal (Morris) County. Later a member of the Texas Rangers, he was killed in an Indian fight. This family helped make Texas great. Thompson and many descendants rest in the Daingerfield Cemetery.
Coordinates:
Decimal degrees:  N 33.035506   W -94.725699
Degrees, minutes: N 33 02.130   W 094 43.542
UTM: Zone 15, Easting 338847, Northing 3656546
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