My name is Cathy Thompson Mosley. I have just begun researching the Thompson family and also have run into some brick walls. If any of you are possible family members, or have any further information, I would love to make contact with you.
Clark Thompson was my father. Matilda Evans Thompson was my Great Grandmother.. She and Edmond were married in 1870 in Currituck. Besides my Grandfather, Thomas Drayton Thompson, they had a daughter named Sarah Evans Thompson. I have been to the cemetery at the church and taken pictures of the grave stones for Edmond and Matilda and Thomas D and Sarah (Sadie) Owens. BTW, I have also discovered that Sadie married a John Woodhouse after my Grandfather died in 1919, and my family knew nothing of this...and it is still a mystery why she was then buried only as Sadie (Sarah) Thompson... All of these relatives passed away before any of us grand, and great grand children were born, and we never got to know them. We have, however, remained close to our Aunt's and Uncles by Thomas Drayton and Sadie. My cousin, Margie Sowers Stevenson recently gave us some pictures of both Edmond and Thomas Drayton as younger, and older men. There is also a picture of an old woman, who my brother seems to think is Matilda, not Sadie.
The information given by the other people posting is mostly what I have gathered so far. However, I haven't attempted yet to branch out on the female lines. Wanted to get the lineage back as far as I could, then try to flesh out everyone. I have now found that my Great Grandfather Edmond's father was one of the many William Thompsons in the area. He was born around 1789 and was 61 in the 1850 Census. He married Elizabeth and had my Grandfather Edmond and his brother Thomas. William was listed as a Miller. I am stuck here and cannot seem to get further back than William. I cannot find any death certificates, nor can I find where any of them are buried.
I know this isn't much more help for the Matilda A. (Evans) Thompson search, but as I uncover more information, I will certainly try to share it.
Also, my Aunt Minnie Thompson Sowers and Uncle Raymond Sowers only had two children together. Margie Stevenson and Joann Sawyer (Son, Skeeter Sawyer, EMS Director, Dare County, NC),Not eight... I think Uncle Raymond may have had some other children, possibly from a previous marriage...but I really do not remember. All of Thomas D and Sarah's children have passed away now, and unfortunately we didn't take the time to write down any of the information they passed along as we were children.
Thank you Cathy Mosley