James DAVIS - Thomas THOMPSON FamilyFinder Project - Background



Clark, Davis, Thompson


James DAVIS (1744-1822) & Hannah RAMSEY (1751-1830) of Wythe Co., VA, then Christian Co., KY, then Chariton [now Randolph] Co., MO, had at least ten children, at least three of whom were sons:
  • Isaac DAVIS (c1765-1834) — wife:  Sarah "Sally" CLARK, d/o Col. Henry CLARK & Sarah "Sally" JONES
  • Edward DAVIS (1773-1844) — wife:  Mary "Polly" ADAMS
  • Joseph DAVIS (1804-1871) — wife-1:  Mary "Polly" WILLIAMS and wife-2: Permelia KIRKPATRICK
  • an alleged James DAVIS (b. ca. 1765-72) 
  • possibly others

Rev. Thomas THOMPSON (1797-1872) & Delilah DAVIS (c1800-c1844), daughter of Isaac DAVIS, of Christian Co., KY, then Missouri and, lastly, Santa Clara, CA, had some 10-12 children, at least six of whom were sons:

Founder of the Disciples of Christ in California, Rev. THOMPSON and his children are well known, but the full identity of his parents has eluded family researchers for over a century.  Said to be a Dane, nothing seems to be known of him, except that his father, Peter THOMPSON (c1760s-1839/40), first appears on the tax rolls of Christian County in 1799.

The primary purpose of this project is to unite the descendants James DAVIS and Thomas THOMPSON and to fully identify their parents, who have long remained very stubborn "brick walls" for family researchers.

This project focuses on Y-DNA testing of patrilineal descendants of the above Isaac and Thomas, plus FamilyFinder testing of any of their descendants, plus FF or mtDNA testing of matrilineal line descendants of any of the wives or their earliest matrilineal line ancestor.  We  have just one such connection, so far, a FF match with a descendant of Sarah (JONES) CLARK's daughter,
Susannah "Susan" (CLARK) WHEELER, wife of Capt. John WHEELER; Ann (CLARK) WHITESIDE, wife of Francis WHITESIDE; and Mary (CLARK) FRENCH, wife of Simon H. FRENCH.  [Col. Henry CLARK, Capt. John WHEELER, James DAVIS, and Simon H. FRENCH all fought in the Revolutionary War.]

If you are such a descendant of any of the above, please consider joining the project and being tested.

Please Note:  If you are making a donation to the General Fund, the official name of the project is "FF_IDavis-TThompson"; so you will find it listed under "F," not "I."

General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $293.00 7/27/2012     251559 Unknown
Credit $234.00 7/27/2012 Diana Gale Matthiesen new FF test   Individual
Debit $129.00 7/17/2012     145288 Unknown
Credit $188.00 7/15/2012 Diana Gale Matthiesen testing upgrade   Individual

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 1
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 12
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 6
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 4
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 2
Family Finder 17
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 1
Maternal Ancestor Information 10
mtDNA 8
mtDNA Full Sequence 5
mtDNA Plus 8
mtDNA Subgroups 3
Paternal Ancestor Information 15
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 8
Total Members 18
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 0
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 8
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 3
Y-DNA Subgroups 2
Y-DNA111 8
Y-DNA12 12
Y-DNA25 12
Y-DNA37 12
Y-DNA67 12