|Smyrna Baptist Cemetery, Dothan, Houston County, Alabama|
Nancy Ann (Barber) Thompson (1822-1887) is one of my 32 (yes, 32!) 3rd great-grandparents. Does that number seem high? Never thought about it before? Folks, make sure to look at THIS WEBSITE and let the math blow your mind.
Back to Mrs. Thompson. I realize that I have members of both my immediate family and my husband's family (maybe?) reading this blog...and the many family lines can get a little crazy. Nancy Ann (Barber) Thompson is related to my HUGHES family through my grandfather (Alto) and his mother (Hattie Bruner - 1881-1966) and then Hattie's mother, Mary Thompson (1848-1892). Nancy Ann (Barber) Thompson is Mary Ann (Barber) Thompson's mother. Nancy married Theophilus Thompson (1820-1877), and they lived first in Gadsden County, Florida (this is where Nancy's father, William Barber (1792-?) owned a considerably large farm. Both Barber and Thompson families lived in close proximity to each other in Gadsden County and also migrated just a bit north together to what is now Houston County, Alabama (at that time it was Henry County). One of my side projects at the moment has been to dig into the land and personal property records of William Barber and track the family's migration from Decatur County, GA to Gadsden County, Florida and lastly to Henry County, Alabama.