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Elizabeth Jane (Thompson) Adams (1831 - 1878)

Elizabeth Jane (Eliza) Adams formerly Thompson aka Wedding
Born in Union, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 15 Aug 1849 in Union Co., Kentucky, United Statesmap
Wife of — married 30 Mar 1875 in Union Co., Kentucky, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 46 in Union, Kentucky, United Statesmap
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Eliza Jane THOMPSON is one of the oldest children of John M. Thompson and his first wife, Mariah Ann Mattingly. She died 10 Feb 1878.[1]

Eliza Jane married George Henry WEDDING on 15 Aug 1849 in Union Co., KY. They had at least 9 children:

John Thomas, b. 1850
Eliza Ellen
George Henry Jr., b. 1854, m. Susan Victoria DICKENS
James N., b. 1859
Mary Frances "Frank"
Catherine Ann "Kate", b. 1862, m. Samuel Joseph JOHNSON
Mariah or Mary Jane, b. 1864, b. 1864; m. John HALL
Robert Edward Sr, b. 1867, m. Susan Elizabeth DICKENS
Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie", m. Price GIBSON

After her first husband (George WEDDING) died, Eliza Jane married Henry ADAMS on 29 Mar 1875 in Union Co., KY. There appear to be no children from this marriage. Henry ADAMS had been previously married.

Eliza's youngest daughter Sallie WEDDING married Price GIBSON. Eliza's younger half brother, Thomas Hardin Thompson, married Price GIBSON's sister, Laura Adaline GIBSON.


Date: 2 AUG 1850
Place: Daviess Co., KY
Note: Wedding, Eliza J., wife, 18


Date: 22 JAN 1832
Place: St Vincent, Union Co, KY
Note: Mary Thompson godparent



Second Marriage

Husband: Henry Adams
Wife: Eliza Jane Thompson
Date: 30 MAR 1875
Place: Union Co., KY
Note: Second marriage for Eliza Jane[2]
User ID: FF4A44CA483949F9ADD7518CEB7B22DFE2D9 Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965[1]

  • Name: George H Weddon
  • Gender:Male
  • Marriage Date:20 Aug 1849
  • Marriage Place:Union, Kentucky, USA
  • Spouse:Eliza Jane Thompson daughter of John Thompson
  • Film Number:000562199


Year: 1870; Census Place: Wallers Precinct, Union, Kentucky; Roll: M593_501; Page: 419A; Family History Library Film: 552000 [3]

  • George Wedding 45/m, farmer, $2500 $1600, KY
  • Eliza J Wedding 27/f, keeping house, KY
  • John T Wedding 19/m, farm hand, KY
  • George Wedding 15/m, farm hand, KY
  • Eliga E Wedding 17/m, KY
  • James Wedding 11/m, KY
  • Mary F Wedding 8/f, KY
  • Catharine Wedding 7/f, KY
  • Mariah Wedding 6/f, KY
  • Robert Wedding 2/m, KY
  • Sarah E Wedding 11/12/f, (July) KY


  2. Source: #S396
  3. Year: 1870; Census Place: Wallers Precinct, Union, Kentucky; Roll: M593_501; Page: 419A; Family History Library Film: 552000; "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), George Wedding, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 15, family 95, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,000.


Sallie Gibson's mother is listed as “Sarah Thompson” on her death certificate.

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Eliza's father is John Thompson. I was going to add him but it seems his profile is locked. Can you unlock it please? Thanks Terry

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