William Price & Nancy Downs were married 3 October 1816 at Newberry Co., South Carolina, by a Justice of the peace, name of Walter Abor or Abar it looks like on William's widow's pension application papers. The pension papers report that William was born on August 4, 1795, died October 8, 1825 and that he was six feet tall, had brown hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion.
Their children are:
* Sarah Price+ b. bt 17 Jul 1817 - 13 Aug 1817, d. 16 Feb 1864
* John Alexander Price+ b. 21 Aug 1820, d. 5 Aug 1884
* Mary Frances 'Polly' Price+ b. 16 Nov 1822, d. Feb 1898
* James Thornton Price+ b. 11 Apr 1825, d. 6 Aug 1903
* Temperence Caroline Price+ b. 15 Apr 1829, d. 1905
* Washington Downs Price+ b. 14 Jul 1832, d. 19 Sep 1880
From Ardella Jane Hancock Gibbon's Bible & in her
grandfather John Alexander's Bible:
AND: the man she married on: October 3, 1816, WILLIAM ALEXANDER? PRICE (Born 1795). William was in the War of 1812. Died on or about 9/3/1831, although my grandmother said they moved to Georgia in 1836 ???
His widow, Nancy Price was issued a pension # 25228
Their children were:
>> 1. Sarah Price Born 1817/18 Married Joseph Thompson
>> 2. John Alexander Price (one we are descended from) born August 21, 1820 in North Carolina (I have found South Carolina also) Died 8/5/1884 in Arkansas.
>> 3. Mary Francis Price Born 11/16/1823 Married Asbury Hill
>> 4. James Thor(n)ton Price born 4/1?/1825 (Father of George Washington Price)
>> 5. Temperance Caroline Price born 4/15/1829 Died: 1905 Arkansas; Married: Alfred Harrison Searcy (town of Searcy Arkansas named after this family)
>> 6. Washington Downs Price Born 7/14/1832 Died 9/19/1880 in Georgia
John Alexander Price Married JANE GEARAN/Garren/Garron Born 1815? Died 1852 in Georgia. I am also trying to find Jane's parents & grandparents.
> John & Jane had 4 children:
>>> 1. Hannah Rebecca Price Born 4/03/1844 Married Frank M. Plummer
>>> 2. William McKenzie Price Born in Georgia, Killed in the Civil War
>>> 3. Nancy Jane Price (my g-grandmother) Born; May 30, 1850 in Ellijay, GA Died; May 19, 1930 in Weiser, Idaho. Married; David Newton Hancock in Springdale Ark. August 26, 1881. He was born Feb 15, 1857 in Wright Cty, MO. Died June 13, 1943 in Weiser, Idaho
>>> 4. James Washington Price, Born; April 15, 1852 in Ellijay, Gilmer, GA. Died; August 27, 1928 in Kansas City, MO. Married Dora Mitchell in Arkansas. She also died in K.C. MO
>> John Alexander remarried after Mary Jane died to Naomi Griffen / Griffin (Howell?) of GA. (someone told me that in a census there was a 10 year old boy living with them who had the last name Howell.
>> Their children were:
>>> 1. Lee (Leander?) Price b. ? In Arkansas Married Augusta ------?
>>> 2. Aaron Price Born Dec. 9, 1857 in Georgia
>>> 3. Mary Patricia Eveline Melissa Price B. Dec. 31, 1862 in Georgia. Married Charles Breech, Known children: Minnie, Bessie, Guy
>>> 4. Sarah Price b. May 26, 1865 in Georgia, Married John Hancock, b. Missouri
Children: Aquilla & Maude Hancock; 2nd husband; Frank Sutton
>>> 5. John(ny) Price, Died when a small child (I have seen this name as a child of John Alexander & (Mary) Jane Price in the 1850 census.)
>>> 6. Murphy Price b.? Died in Yakima, Washington, Married Maggie Walters. Children; Dallas, Cora, Frankie, Oma, Alton, Callie (who started the Callidonna restaurant chain)
>>> 7. Florence or Lawrence Price, b. ? in Arkansas, d. 193? Tempe, AZ; Married ? Keller
>> Nancy Jane & David Newton Hancock had 4 children:
>>>> 1. Jasper N. Hancock Born 8/16/1882 in Ark.
>>>> 2. Ardella Jane Hancock (my grandmother) August 6. 1885 Boone Cty, ARK near Springdale. She married Russell Barnett Gibbons on January 1, 1906 in Nez Perce, Idaho. He was born August 1, 1883 in Chilicothe, MO.
>> They had 7 children:
>>>>> 1. Thelma Lillie Gibbons, born June 14, 1908 - Died June 1999
>>>>> 2. Allene Bernice Gibbons, (my mother) born; March 16, 1912 in Nez Perce, Idaho. She Died 12/10/2000 in Weiser, Idaho. Married Virgil Paul Bowers (born 9/15/1910 in Twin Falls, Idaho) in Emmett Idaho on June 9, 1934. He died July 16, 2005 in Weiser, ID.
>>>> 3. Barnett Gibbons, born 1915 - Died 1916 in Weiser, Idaho at 9 months from bursting Mastoid in his head.
>>>> 4. Joyce Ardella Gibbons, born Nov. 22, 1918 (died April 6, 2010)
>>>> 5. Ferby Lee Gibbons, Born Sept 21, 1921 Died April, 1993 - Brain Stem Stroke.
>>>> 6. Russell James Gibbons, Born August 1926 Died from a car wreck in 1999.
>>>> 7. Robert Allen Gibbons, Born Sept 14, 1928 (still living)
Below taken from The Heritage of Gilmer County, 1832-1996 sent to Myrna by Kay (Moreland) Hargett.
JOSEPH AND SARAH (PRICE) THOMPSON
My Thompson ancestors are a real mystery - they appear in Gilmer County in the 1850 and 1860 census and then vanish. Joseph Thomp-son's age was shown as 35 in the 1850 census and age 50 in the 1860 census; both have him born in South Carolina. Sarah Price was born in 1817, also in South Carolina. (Cicumstantial evidence convinces me she is the daughter of William and Price and Nancy Downs). They married in 1842 in Gilmer County according to their marriage license dated May 5th of that year. They had 10 children: Mary I. (1844), Nancy A. (1845), Elizabeth (1847). Caroline (1848), Josephus (Mar 1850), Benjamin (1852), Willam (1853), Sarah (1856), Rutha (1858), and my great grandfather John J. (1861). Though I have nothing that shows John J. Thompson with his parents and siblings, I have proof of parentage in John's 1883 Hamilton County Indiana marriage application naming John Thomp-son and Sarah Price as his parents.
I've not been able to find them in the 1870 census. Since there are several states to which they could possibly have gone, it will take a long time to go through all the hundreds of counties. I have looked in all the surrounding counties without luck. According to the 1850 census, Joseph had $100 in real estate, but I've found no land record to back this up. I suspect that the census taker meant to put the figure in the personal property column. One interesting record I have found was the poor school record of 1858 Gilmer County. Six of the children are on this record, and the wonderful things is that the lists are in militia district order. Since the 1850 and 1860 census did not have township breakdowns, knowing their militia district was 1009 (Tails Creek District) tells me where in the county they lived (if the county were a clock, they lived between 9 and 10 o'clock).
There has been no provable connection to other Thompson's in the area. I've talked with researchers of the Samuel J. Thompson and Sarah Carter family (married 1810 in Bunscomb Co. NC), and we've mutually concluded that there is no connection between these families. One possibility of a connection is a family shown in the 1850 census consisting of John Thompson (age 47 born SC, having in the household persons ranging from age 24 (born SC) down to age 1 (born GA), and including Elizabeth age 87 (born SC). My theory is that Elizabeth is the mother of John and he is the father of the rest in the family, with John's wife dying of childbirth with the 1 year old. Could John be a brother to my Joseph? Making Elizabeth my Joseph's mother.?
If anyone can shed light on where this family came from, and/or where they went, I would be forever grateful. Submitted by: Kathryn (Rhinehart) Bassett, 1080N. Holliston Ave., Pasadena, CA 91104-3014