Robert Johnson Thompson
of Navarro County, Texas


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Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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R. J. Thompson was born in Morgan County, Alabama, September 26, 1844.  He was married to Miss S. E. Seybert, November 18, 1868.  To this union was born six children, three of whom survive.  He was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist Church at the age of twenty four years.
His wife died June 18, 1889.  He was later married to Mrs. Sarah Christian, November 18, 1906.  To this union was born four children all of whom survive.
He left Alabama and came to Navarro Co.,  Texas in the year 1909.  He joined the Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmett in the year 1909 in which his membership remained until his death on February 3, 1925.
Brother Thompson was a man that loved his church and was ever ready to defend his doctrine.  He also stood for things that was right pertaining to the government.
Therefore be it resolved that the Church and Community, wife and children have lost a useful man, be it further resolved that a copy of this be put on the Church record, and a copy be sent to the Baptist Progress for publication.

DAWSON - Mrs. Sarah Ann Thompson, 108, Dawson's oldest resident, died at 2:52 a.m. Friday at Mexia General Hospital.

Services are Saturday, 3 p.m. Dawson Church of Christ. Minister Kurfees Pullias will officiate, with burial following at Dresden Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mary McNutt, Mrs. Bedie Jordan, Mrs. Erlene Whalen, Mrs. Eva Pierce, all of Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Louie Bone, of Attella, Ala., 12 grandchildren, 24-great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Dawson Church of Christ and lived in Dawson the past 44 years. Grandsons will be pallbearers.



(Dawson Herald.)

R. J. Thompson, a leading citizen of Brushy Prairie community, died Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock and was buried in the Dresden cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. H. A. Conway.

Mr. Thompson had been a resident of this community some 20 years, and was a very useful citizen, being held in the very highest esteem by all who knew him. He had reached the ripe old age of 80 years, 4 months and 20 days. He had many friends in this vicinity who are grieved to learn of his passing away.


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