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James Compton (1778 - 1849)

James Compton
Born in Sumter, , South Carolina, USAmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Allentown, Wilcox, Alabama, USAmap
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James came to Wilcox County Alabama from Sumter District South Carolina with his wife, Mary M. Linam Compton, and family. When James died in 1849, Mary lived in the household of William Walthall and her daughter, Sarah "Alice" Compton Walthall.[1]


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  • 1840 Census

James Crompton [James Compton] Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Wilcox, Alabama Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1 Slaves - Males - 10 thru 23: 2 Slaves - Males - 36 thru 54: 1 Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1 Slaves - Females - 24 thru 35: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 7 Free White Persons - Under 20: 3 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1 Total Free White Persons: 6 Total Slaves: 5 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11

Source Citation Year: 1840; Census Place: Wilcox, Alabama; Roll: 16; Page: 322; Image: 1266; Family History Library Film: 0002335

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