All these James Thompson's and never the one I am looking for. Mine ended up in Clay County, Illinois and I have come to the conclusion he wasn't related to anyone.
My James was born 1821 in Virginia and died July 1, 1885 in Clay County, IL On February 4, 1840 in Sumner Co., TN he married Sarah Caldwell and they had several children one of whom was my great grandfather.
William Young Thompson born in 1842. He married a Bethinia McGee If anyone is researching this family I would sure love to talk with you. you can email me at email@example.com