A Guide to the Thompson (Charlton W.) Papers, 1836-1838, undated.
Lawyer and Texas Congressman Charlton Thompson (1809-1838), was born in South Carolina to Samuel Thompson and Precious Wofford and moved to Texas in 1826 with his family. After attending the Convention of 1833 as a delegate from Matagorda, Thompson moved to Natchitoches, Louisiana, to practice law in 1834. In 1837, he married Sophia Lairy and moved to San Augustine, Texas, where he owned the American Hotel and other properties. Until his death a year later, Thompson represented San Augustine in the Second Congress of the Republic of Texas.
Numerous descendents of William G. Cooke served in the United States military during wartime, including William B. Cooke and Gordon L. Cooke (Spanish-American War), and Reiley J. Cooke (World War I). Brothers Audrey, Marvin, and Weldon Cooke, from Wichita Falls, Texas, all served as pilots during World War II. Audrey S. Cooke, a pilot in the Royal Air Force Eagle Squadron, was killed in action during a bombing raid over Berlin in 1943.
Source: Martin, Essie Walton. “Thompson, Charlton W.,” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed on March 23, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fth17.
Receipts, a note, genealogical information, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, and family biographies comprise the Charlton W. Thompson Papers, 1836-1838, documenting the Thompson, Spurlock, and Walton families of San Augustine, Texas. A note of military service (1836) and three financial receipts (1837-1838) relate to Charlton Thompson. The genealogical information, including biographies, bibliographic material and newspaper clippings, highlight local cemeteries containing the remains of Samuel Thompson, William Spurlock, and other family members in Sabine County, Texas.
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Charlton W. Thompson Papers, 1836-1838, undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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