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THOMPSON CEMETERY

Poe Township, Ringgold County, Iowa

 

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Photograph courtesy of Tony Mercer, 2013

Thompson Cemetery is located in a CRP field, Poe Township of Ringgold County. In 1929 John S. THOMPSON of Sunnyside, Washington, placed a 3-foot high cement enclosure around most of the gravesites. There are approximately 4 more rows of interments outside of the cement enclosure. Several unmarked gravesites are evident in this cemetery.

Thompson Cemetery was recorded on June 14, 1979 for Ringgold County Historical Society by Betty Ruby and Ruth Haley of Diagonal.

In August of 2002, Raymond V. Banner found the cemetery to be overtaken by brush and tall weeds. Only a few of the gravestones could be located at this time.

Tony Mercer photographed the cemetery in June of 2013. Veteran information updated May of 2015 courtesy of Cathy Kilgore, Ringgold County Veterans Affairs; Transcription updated October 2020 couresty of Cathy Kilgore; plot location from Raymond Banner's book, Cemetery Gravestone Recordings of Ringgold County.

Tree Planted at Thompson Cemetery in memory of
Pionner Cemetery Commissioner Bob Martin

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Interments at THOMPSON CEMETERY

gold star Designated as a Veteran

NAME BORN DIED COMMENTS
ELLIOTT, Anna H. 29 Jul 1867 07 Oct 1867
aged 2m 8 d
daughter of Thomas Madison & Elizabeth (GUINN) ELLIOTT
gravestone shared with
William ELLIOTT
"Children of
T.M. & E. ELLIOTT"
ELLIOTT, Elizabeth (GUINN) 1838 1871
Lotts Creek Twp
daughter of Hardin A. & Cynthia (EDWARDS) GUINN
married circa 1855 Thomas Madison ELLIOTT
ELLIOTT, William N. 02 Mar 1865 04 Aug 1865
aged 5m 2 d
son of Thomas Madison & Elizabeth (GUINN) ELLIOTT
gravestone shared with
Anna B. ELLIOTT
"Children of
T.M. & E. ELLIOTT"
GULICK, Etna Pearl
Jul 1886 06 Jul 1887
aged 1y
daughter of
William Henry & Lethena J. "Tehena" (THOMPSON) GULICK
GULICK,
Infant Daughter
  17 Feb 1881 daughter of
William Henry & Lethena J. "Tehena" (THOMPSON) GULICK
GULICK,
Lethena J. "Tehena" (THOMPSON)
08 Aug 1848
Indiana
15 Nov 1887
aged 39y 3m 8 days
daughter of
Jesse & Jane (DODSON) THOMPSON
married 25 Feb 1877
William Henry GULICK
LESLIE, Ann Curry (EWING) VARNEY 25 May 1812
Vinton OH
29 Jun 1884
aged 72y 11m 4d
daughter of Andrew & Virginia Jane (GLENN) EWING
married 1st 18 Dec 1835
Vinton OH
Jared A. VARNEY
(1810-1850)
interred Gallia Co. OH
married 2nd 06 Nov 1856
Gallia Co. OH
Elijah LESLIE
LESLIE, Elijah 1795
Pennsylvania
Feb 1870 son of John G. LESLIE
Mar 1st: 31 Mar 1814
Maryann GALLOWAY (1794-1856)
Mar 2nd: 06 Nov 1856
Ann Curry (EWING) VARNEY
SULLIVAN, Catherine (SELLERS) THOMPSON 13 Jun 1836
Ohio
12 May 1882
aged 45y 10m 29d
daughter of John & Mary (WOODRUFF) SELLERS
married 1st 20 Oct 1854
George T. THOMPSON
married 2nd 19 Sep 1869
Madison SULLIVAN
SULLIVAN, John 1802
Ireland
02 Jan 1874
aged 73y

married 31 Dec 1820
Gallia Co. OH
Margaret KNOX
(1795-1868)
interred Jackson Co. OH
SULLIVAN, Madison 09 Sep 1828
Jackson Co. OH
30 Nov 1891
aged 63y
Mount Ayr IA
twin son of
John & Margaret (KNOX) SULLIVAN
married 1st 04 Mar 1846
Jackson Co. OH
Elizabeth FOSTER
(1826-1867)
married 2nd 19 Sep 1869
Catherine (SELLERS) THOMPSON
THOMPSON, George T. 13 Mar 1833
Wayne Co. KY
08 Mar 1859
aged 25y 11m 25d
son of
Jesse & Jane (DODSON) THOMPSON
married 20 Oct 1854
Cahterine (SELLERS) THOMPSON SULLIVAN
(1836-1882)
THOMPSON, Grant B. 01 Feb 1864 19 Mar 1864
aged 1m 18 d
son of John Tyler & Comfort Ann (PITTMAN) THOMPSON
THOMPSON, Jane (DODSON) 22 Jan 1811
Wayne Co. KY
03 Sep 1898
aged 87y 7m 1d
daughter of
Thomas & Jemima (RANDALL) DODSON
married 03 Jun 1832
Wayne Co. KY
Jesse THOMPSON
THOMPSON, Jesse 06 Mar 1811
Kentucky
24 Apr 1888
son of James H. & Nancy B. (DICKERSON) THOMPSON
married 03 Jun 1832
Wayne Co. KY
Jane DODSON
gold starTHOMPSON,
Thomas Bronson
12 Jan 1837
Indiana
01 Dec 1864
Union Hospital
St. Joseph MO
Civil War Soldier
PVT Co. E 43rd MO Infantry
Union
son of
Jesse & Jane (DODSON) THOMPSON
married 23 Dec 1858
Sarah Jane WILEY
(1842-1910)

 

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Photograph courtesy of Tony Mercer, 2013

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 In 1929 John S. THOMPSON of Sunnyside, Washington, placed a 3-foot high cement enclosure around his parent’s, paternal grandparents and stepfather's (Madison SULLIVAN) graves. There are approximately 4 more rows of interments outside of the cement enclosure. Several unmarked gravesites are evident in this cemetery.


The inscription at right is set in the south side of the cement wall.

thompson thompson
Photographs courtesy of Tony Mercer, 2013

ADDITIONAL SOURCES:
WPA Graves Survey
American Civil War Soldier Database, ancestry.com
BANNER, Raymond. Cemetery Gravestone Recordings of Ringgold County, Ringgold County Historical Society. p. 404 "Thompson Cemetery" 2006.

Transcription updated by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2010; updated June of 2013
Veteran interments updated May of 2015 courtesy of Cathy Kilgore, Ringgold County Veterans Affairs

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