1880 Census [CN]: Tahlequah, 2537
Lines on this part of the family are supplied by Donna K. Thompson-Neighbors Sometime between then and June of 1900 when Martha remarried, Samuel di ed of an "accidental poisoning". The story I was told by one person is th at there had been a cemetery work day. As always, there was a covered di sh dinner. Samuel began to have stomach problems a short while after lunc h. He said he was going home to take some bicorbinate soda for his stomac h. He left Martha at the cemetery. The story continues that everything ba ck then was stored in Mason Jars. Samuel pick up the wrong jar and took a rsenic instead of baking soda. They said it took him three days to die. B ut, since then, someone told me that he was actually murdered in retaliati on for another death.
Sandra Kaye Thompson Atyia, 62, died Tuesday at her Seminole home following a battle with lymphoma cancer. Mrs. Atyia was born June 6, 1939, in Seminole to William Clyde Thompson and Mauzelle (Alcorn) Thompson Wallace. She graduated from Seminole High School in 1957. In 1970, she graduated from Gordon Cooper Technology Center's first licensed practical nursing class. She was a nurse at Seminole's hospital and for Dr. J.B. O'Keefe for 27 years, retiring in 1998. She married Freid Atyia on June 8, 1957, in Seminole. She was a member of Seminole's First Baptist Church, charter member of Seminole Hospice and a member of ESA Sorority. She was of the Choctaw heritage. Mrs. Atyia was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bill and Mike Thompson. Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Hammett and Pam Atyia and Mike and Sandra Atyia, all of Seminole; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tracy and Fred McKenzie, Tulsa; and Tandi and Bruce Coates, Seminole; grandchildren Curtis Lemmings, Oklahoma City; Nick and Libby Atyia, Shawnee; Derek Atyia, Kyle Atyia, Johnnie Barlow Atyia, Michael Bruce Coates, Garrett Coates and Caitlin Coates, all of Seminole; Margo and Madeline McKenzie, Tulsa; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy Thompson, McAlester; Cheryl Thompson, Marlow; Haney and Sonia Atyia, Midland, Texas; Zekeah and Dale Pease, Dallas, Texas; Norma and Bill Murray, Eagle Pass, Texas; Doug and Judy Atyia, Seminole; Shirlene and Henry Pratka and JoAnn and Floyd Howell, Prague; and many other relatives and friends. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Seminole, with Dr. Kelvin Moseley and Nick Atyia officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Swearingen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Falls Creek Building Fund of First Baptist Church, American Cancer Society or the Hospice Center of Edmond.
Sources: Heads of Families-North Carolina 1790, Fayette District, Robes on County, pg. 49
Sarah is believed to have had eight other children all females that did n ot survive to adulthood. Their names are unknown. Source Roy White 8/97
The dates you have for Sarah Thompson - b. March 1, 1763, d. Feb. 12, 18 29 are correct. She and her husband William - b. April 16, 1750, d. July 2 1, 1830 are buried not 1/2 mile from where I sit. They were married Aug 2 8, 1783. Her parents were Charles and Sarah Alford Townsend. They had 9 ch ildren. I have all the birth dates and who they married. Also have the sou rces. William is my husband's 5th great grandfather. I will be glad to se nd you any info you would like. My info comes from a book by Peggy Tyner T ownsend - "The Townsend Family 1748 - 1970. As far as this Sarah is conce rned there is no record of her married to any other. At least as f ar as we have been able to find. I will check it out though. Shelley Towns end
Added to family list as per notes of Cecil Lee Pinkston-Vinson 1965. S he is not listed in other Thompson data. JCT 12/8/03
Note on photo from Donna Wagner: Back Row: Ethel Lue, Georgie Maude, Et na Grace, George Earl Boyle, Olive Agnes Humphreys Boyle, Leona Humphre ys (wf of Don Byron Humphreys) and Mary Pearl Humphreys Duvall and chil d. Middle: Mr. Carroll (husband of Maude), Angeline Thompson Humphreys, a nd Jeff Duvall (husband of Mary Pearl) Front Row: Hubert Sidney Humphre ys and Egbert Lacy Humphreys. This was taken after George Earl and Olive w ere married but before Grandmother Etna Pearl Boyle was born. Sources: Donna Wagner; William C. Thompson, et al. vs. Choctaw Nation, M CR File 341, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Sarah remarried Charles Darken under Choctaw Law on October 16, 1896 From Imogean McDonald: Charles B. Darken testified that his wife's "Sallie ", mother died Aug 1901 in the Chickasaw Nation. Her father was Duncan Thompson. Duncan's wife, Sallie's grandmother, was named SHINDOCK, her given name forgotten. Duncan 's mother was Margaret McCoy (This is an impossibility as she was not living with Henry at the time of his birth and Henry had already re-married Flora McLean. He could only be the son of Henry Jr. by his date of birth. JCT 8/11/00) When her husband, Henry Thompson died she did not re-marry (She left Henry, he did not die until 1826 in Greene County, Alabama. JCT 8/ 11/00). She was over half Choctaw-Chickasaw. Darken stated that John D. Thompson came to this country sometimes in the latter part of the sixties from Mississippi. From the time of his arrival until his death he lived in the Chickasaw Nation.
Sources: William C. Thompson, et al. vs. Choctaw Nation, MCR File 341, Bu reau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee, Oklahoma; 1896 Choctaw Census
Sarah was 1/8 Choctaw, 1/16 Chickasaw, 3/64 Cheraw (Lumbee) 1860 Smith County, Texas - Canton Beat - page 5a #905-900 with Anna Thomps on
Buried: Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Priv. Co. 137th Reg. Miss Vol., enlisted April 25, 1862 @@ Marion, Mississi ppi
Buried: Henry Cemetery, Cherokee County, Texas