William Thompson

William Thompson

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William C. Thompson
Born 1960s.
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Categories: Cumberland, Tennessee Research Assistance | Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.



I am trying to find my future by searching my past here in the present.

My family and I live on the site where I grew up and where my grandparents, Reuben and Vernie Wightman, also lived [1].

William was born 1 July 1967 in Monterey, Putnam Co., TN to Charles Thompson and Alice Wightman.

William grew up just outside of Pleasant Hill, Cumberland Co., TN.

Early Life

My earliest memory is watching man first landing on the moon on a black and white t.v. set in the den [2][1].

I attended Pleasant Hill Elementary beginning in the fall of 1972. [1]. I made good grades to the best of my memory.


My family was always just Mom (Alice Wightman Thompson), Pop (Charles Edward Thompson) and me. We depended on each other[1].


My first job was mowing yards. I mowed my great-uncle Levi 's yard for $5. I expanded that to others in Pleasant Hill, about a mile away, and some in Crossville. During the summers in high school I way making close to $200 per week working half days[1].

My first true job was as a lifeguard at Druid Hills Pool in Fairfield Glade, Cumberland Co., TN the summer after I graduated from high school[1].

The next summer I worked as a boat dock attendant at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Homestead, Cumberland Co., TN[1].

The following summer I worked on the ground maintenance crew again at Fairfield Glade. By the end of the summer I had my own truck[1].

Next came cashier work at Burgess Falls Shell in Cookeville, Putnam Co., TN while attending Tennessee Tech University. The station was part of several owned by the McGugin Oil Co. which included other stations in Cookeville, Algood and Livingston. I worked at all of them[1].

During that time I also began a career in broadcasting first at WTTU first nonpaid then as one of the station directors. This led to a job closer to home at WXVL in Crossville, Cumberland Co., TN[1].

At first I only worked on Saturday's then both Saturday and Sunday leading to Friday through Sunday. During that three day period I would work 31 hours over the three days. Next came an actual full-time job working 5 p.m. to midnight with a show called XVL After 7. Loved it!

It was actually during this time that I first met my future wife, Brenda.


1967 William was born July 1, 1967 at a small hospital in Monterey, Putnam Co., TN.

1970 He attended Pleasant Hill Elementary for elementary and junior high where his mother, Alice, taught[1].

1980 He attended Cumberland County High School where he graduated in 1985[1].

He attended University of Tennessee Sep 1985- Dec 1986[1].

1990 William's mother, Alice, passes away 8 Aug 1993[1].

William married Brenda Gail Nealon McCormick July 26, 1997 at Brown's Chapel Church with Eliot Roberts as the officiating minister[1].

Albert Whittenberg was William's best man. Shiela Miller was Brenda's matron of honor. Shiela's daughter Keri was the flower girl and Brenda's son Tyler was the ring bearer.

2000 In 2001 William and Brenda welcomed daughter Emily and in 2002 daughter Abigail[1].

On 29 Jan 2009 the Thompson family lost everything in a house fire. They placed a double-wide trailer back on the homesite in July 2009[1].

2010 William's first grandchild, Miles Oliver McCormick, was born in 2016[1].

In 2017 both Emily and Abigail will attend Cumberland County High School.


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Ancestors of Alex and Lucinda Hedgecoth Barnes of Cumberland Co., TN.
Ancestors and Descendants of Col. Stephen Copeland. He was the first white settler in Overton Co., TN.
Ancestors and descendants of Elisha Elmore of Cumberland Co., TN. Have traced the line back to Peter Elmore, Sr. of VA colony.
Ancestors of Helen Graham Wightman (1838-1922), wife of Amos Wightman. Her parents were Robert Graham and Sarah Niven of Kirksowald, Ayr, Scotland.
Ancestors of Ira and Stella Hall Nalon of Cumberland Co., TN.
Enjoy looking at old photos
Particularly the Cumberland Plateau area. Cumberland, Fentress, Overton, Morgan, Roane and White counties
Descendants and Ancestors of Capt. James R. Thompson of Roane County, TN
Looking for more info on ancestors and descendants of Capt. Dennis Trammel (1759-1849) who died in Scott, Tennessee, USA.
Ancestors and Descendants of Henderson Tudor (1833-188) of the Monterey area of Putnam Co., TN on the Cumberland Plateau
Especially Tennessee
Descendants and Ancestors of George Wightman of Rhode Island, Alford Wightman of New York and Amos and Helen Wightman of Cumberland Co., TN

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On 16 Apr 2018 at 22:32 GMT Hugh Barnes wrote:

You have on two occasions with NO EVIDENCE ADDED Barnes-1169 and his spouse Ruth Fisher as the parents for Barnes-11987). Please note the Will of Deaf John which is a part of his profile DOES NOT SUPPORT THE EXISTENCE OF A SECOND THOMAS NOR A LOUIS. THOMAS Deaf John died in 1822,. Barnes-11987 (Louis Thomas) died in 1855. It is highly unlikely that a child would have been written out of a Will without that fact being mentioned in the Will itself. I have removed Barnes-11987 as a child of Deaf John and Ruth Fisher Barnes. If you can show only a modicum of evidence supporting your claim that a parent-child relationship exists, I will gladly restore the relationship.

On 31 Mar 2018 at 22:50 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

William are you going to join in the fun and do the 2018 Spring Clean-a-thon this year you have till April 19th. Here is the page to go to register. Just follow the instruction at the top.https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/581587/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon-current?start=0#a_list_title

On 24 Mar 2018 at 02:21 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Hi, I would like to invite you again this year to join the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon and join the Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon this year I am going to be the leader like I was for Team Tennessee 2017 Source-a-Thon. I will also be the leader of Team Tennessee Volunteers 2018 Source-a-Thon too this year. Notice the change in the name of the team. Here is our free space page:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Team_Tennessee_Volunteers_-_2018_Spring_Clean-a-Thon. It is April 21 - 23. You need to register for this by April 19th that is the last day to register. Here is the G2G page to go to register:https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/578811/will-you-participate-in-our-2018-spring-clean-a-thon?start=60#a_list_title. Plus you can add your name, plus your Wikitree ID plus your email on the free space page and go to the privacy tab and click on the trusted list to be added to it and leave your email under where they have the managers listed and I will make your a profile manager of the free space page.

Thank you very much from the Team Tennessee Volunteers fearless leader Linda Barnett of Barnett-3517

On 2 Jan 2018 at 19:27 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 2 Jan 2018 at 11:15 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi William, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Green Badged "Generous Genealogist", Your effects in merging profiles and helping out others are very much appreciated by WikiTree. Also what an awesome job you did on your profile and tags!

On 26 Nov 2017 at 14:41 GMT Eunice (Wilbur) Pender wrote:

You are correct, William, the other names for Phillipa Carr were, Philipa & Phillip. Thank you.

On 29 Aug 2017 at 00:33 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! To create a Wightman Name Study, go to https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?action=newspace & select the link that says "one name study"

that opens a page that will get you started - replace the X in the name of the page with Wightman, so you have Wightman Name Study

in the text, replace the X with Wightman again & that will link the space page to the category page.

Give a holler if you need help. I'll go set up your category page, since you've already added it to a few profiles.

Cheers, Liz

On 25 Aug 2017 at 17:44 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! Name study categories (which are created when you use the One Name Study template) need to have a corresponding project (covered in the FAQ). For info about starting a Name Study, see the One Name Studies project page:


There's also a "Join" post for ONS ... see https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/417512/would-you-like-to-create-a-one-name-study-join-the-project

Cheers, Liz

On 11 Jun 2017 at 15:47 GMT Sharen Moon wrote:

Hi William,

I have been working on clearing some database errors (as a Database_Doctor) related to Charlotte Tappenella Bice and her husband Ben Mathis (Mathes). Their marriage date (the main error) shows they were married after her death. I have been doing some research to figure out when they were married and supporting sources for both of them and family. I hope you don't mind that I have added some sources. I am guessing they were married in the 1860's as several children were born then but I can't find sources for the marriage. I will not change their marriage date at this time. Please let me know if I can help you further. Thanks so much, Sharen

On 28 Dec 2016 at 02:01 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi, I am Dorothy, a WikiTree mentor!! Are you enjoying your time on WikiTree so far?

Now that you have had a little time to try our site, there are a few more features you may find useful:

For instance, ideas on what to include in a profile can be found in Styles and Standards; including some tips on writing biographies

Also a friendly reminder about adding sources and references to your profile. Sources are critically important for genealogy and you will be helping future genealogists by listing where the information you've added came from. This page describes different kinds of sources: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sources

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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