Studio shots, no. 120: Nelson Thompson.

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Nelson Thompson (1865-1938).

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On 14 October 1888, Nelson Thompson, 22, married Caroline Locus, 21, daughter of George and Elizabeth Locus, at Tony Parker‘s in Cross Roads township.

On 10 January 1897, Nelson Thompson, 30, married Melvina Farmer, 27, at Alford Jordan‘s in the presence of Junius Hayes, Grant Farmer and Benjamin Barnes.

In the 1900 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farm laborer Nelson Tompson, 33; wife Melvina, 30; and children James, 9, David, 2, Auther, 3, and Walter, 1.

In the 1910 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farmer Nelson Thompson, 45; wife Melvina, 42; and children James, 18, Arthur, 13, David, 12, Walter, 11, Mathew, 9, Addie, 7, Lillie, 5, Adrow, 4, and Arabella, 2.

Arthur Thompson died 26 December 1915 in Cross Roads township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was born 29 August 1895 in Wilson County to Nelson Thompson of Greene County and Fannie Barnes of Wilson County; was single; farmed; and was buried in Pate graveyard, Lucama.

In the 1920 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farmer Nelson Thompson, 54; wife Melvina, 52; and children Mathew, 18, Addie, 16, Lillie, 14, Nettie, 15, Ada, 13, Arabella, 11, and Ara and Alice, 9.

In the 1930 census of Cross Roads township, Wilson County: farmer Nelson Thompson, 64; wife Melvina, 62; and children Adron, 23, Ira, 19, and Alice, 19.

David Thompson died 3 June 1945 in Cross Roads township, Wilson County. Per his death certificate, he was born 1 October 1897 in Wilson County to Nelson Thompson of Greene County and Melvina Farmer of Wilson County; farmed; and was married to Bessie Thompson. He was buried in Newsome cemetery, Lucama.

Addie Thompson died 14 February 1952 at Mercy Hospital in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 3 June 1903 in Wilson County to Nelson Thompson and Melvina Farmer; was married; and farmed. Lennetta Thompson was informant. She was buried in Newsome cemetery, Lucama.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user daricec1.

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