University of Mississippi Special Collections-African American exhibit-thompson family

"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.






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Thompson Family
History by Annie Mae Thompson Brassell and daughter, Patricia N. Brassell

Descendants of John Botany (white): Carter Thompson, Dread Eldridge Thompson, Carter Braxton. From these roots grew vines, branches and fruit. Great-grandfather Carter Thompson, a slave had two sons: Dread Eldridge Thompson married grandmother, Roby Davis, who gave birth to eight children; Carter Braxton Thompson and first wife, Lucy Avant Thompson, had one son, Charles Earl Thompson. Carter Braxton (1876-1957) and wife Baulah McGii Davis (1887-1976) begat eleven children--deceased: Willie, Charlie, Ernest, Jessie, Joel, and Gladys Thompson (deceased 9/24/98). Children living: Lonnie, Robert, Edna Thompson Buford & Annie Mae Thompson Brassell...Thompson Family history submitted by Annie Mae Thompson Brassell and daughter, Patricia N. Brassell."

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