Robert Thompson

Male - 1771


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  • Gender  Male 
    Died  16 May 1771  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Robert Thompson obtained six Lord Granville Grants in NC between 1755 and 1762. The earliest tract was surveyed for him on 10 Nov 1754. Four of the grants were in Rowan County, and two in Orange County. He had a total of 2,969 acres of land granted to him in these two counties. [Lord Granville Grants, NC State Archives]

      Deeds recorded in Rowan Co indicate that Robert Thompson sold off some of his property between 1761 & 176. Guilford Co., NC. records show that Robert Thompson and Latice Thompson of the County of Rowan sold on 2 March 1763, a 350-acre tract of land on Haw River to Wm. Patrick. This deed was recorded in Aug 1771, after the county was formed and after Robert Thompson had died on 16 May 1771. [Deed Book A, pg 15, Guilford County, NC.]

      Robert Thompson was shot and killed by Governor William Tryon just before the Battle of Alamance in Orange County, NC., on 16 May 1771.
      [Wm S Powell, James K Huhta, and Thomas J. Farnham, "The Regulators in NC, A Documentary History, 1759-1776." Raleigh: State Dept of Archives & History, 1971), pg. 522]
    Person ID  I5732  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  25 Jan 2011 

    Notes 
    • The birth dates for the children of Robert and Letitia Thompson were recorded in a family Bible, published in London in 1696, owned by Miss Rebecca Jetton (1945) of Murfreesboro, TN. She descends from Rebecca Thompson Wright. The children were probably born in Orange County, NC.

      Rebecca b: 27 Jan 1752
      Letitia 29 Aug 1753
      Samuel 18 Jun 1755
      Robert 15 Mar 1757
      Thomas 24 Oct 1759
      Ephraim 23 Jun 1761
      Lavinah 28 Jan 1763
      John 23 Feb 1765
      Jason 27 May 1767
    Children 
     1. Samuel Thompson
     2. Robert Thompson,   d. After 1801
    Last Modified  25 Jan 2011 
    Family ID  F1993  Group Sheet


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