John Travis Thigpen and Elizabeth Calhoun

John Travis is given as having been born abt. 1795 in Onslow County, NC and died in Washington Parish, LA. Elizabeth CALHOUN is given as born about 1805 and died in Washington Parish, LA abt. 1845.

James THIGPEN married Mary Elizabeth KENNEDY, b. abt. 1832 and died 1898 at the age of about 66.

James THIGPEN died 20 May 1903 at 73 years of age.

James and Mary are known to have had at least 1 child, Louisa Clarinda THIGPEN b. 1857, married Murdock Middleton SIMMONS.

Delores Tousineau reports James THIGPEN is buried in the Nobles Cemetery at Washington Parish LA with his second wife. The above link shows him buried next to a Rosa THIGPEN Jan. 1867 – Jan. 1928.

I have thus far been unable to locate the family on the census, so give some related family below.

1850 Washington Parish LA census
pg. 439
17/17 J. THIGPEN 40 farmer 2000 NC
Jane 41 AL
James 20 LA
Permelia 19
Clemont 9
Claudia? 15
Lemon 11
NOTE: This is not James THIGPEN, but another James, whose military record gives him as James J., b. July 29 1829 and dying Dec. 22, 1872. He is seen in the T. Thigpen Family.
18/18 N. PIGOT 25 farming b. MS
J.T. 6/12 m. b. LA
19/19 John THIGPEN 25 farmer LA
Martha 25 b. MS
Mary E. 5/12 b. LA
Washington? 16 b. LA
Huey 22 b. LA
20/20 William VARNADOE 45 “preacher”? 2000 b. SC
Frankey 44 f. SC
Lewis 20 laborer MS
Martha 19
Rachel 15
21/21 John THIGPEN 84 b. NC
Sally 75
Charlotte PIERCE 21 LA
NOTE: John Travis THIGPEN Sr. and Sally COBB. Parents of John Travis Thigpen.
22/22 J. HACKSKILL 44 farmer
Emily 25
Frankey 1 f.
23/23 Seth BURNES 42 farmer
Rachel 42
Mary 3
24/24 Alfred MOORE 55 carpenter
James 15
? 15
Martha 10
Marshall 8
Emily 3
25/25 James THIGPEN 81 farmer
A. HARDY 32
Cintha 27

1850 Pike County MS census
NOTES: The 1850 Pike County MS census shows a family of Nobles living next to the SNELL family (Martha SNELL married Murdock Middleton WILSON). Martha NOBLES here is however 4 years younger than the Martha who married William KNIGHT, father of Marian Isaac KNIGHT, father of Annie KNIGHT who married Lucius Theodore SIMMONS, whose grandparents, on the side of his mother, were James THIGPEN and Mary Elizabeth KENNEDY. This family of Martha NOBLES does however live next to a KENNEDA family and Mary KENNEDY would have been abt. 18 in 1850. There are no THIGPENS in the census.
12 291 292 Nobles Joseph 66 M Farmer S. Carolina X
13 291 292 Nobles Rebecca 48 F S. Carolina X
14 291 292 Nobles Martha 16 F Mississippi
15 291 292 Nobles Lenard 14 M Mississippi
16 291 292 Nobles Amanda 12 F Mississippi
17 291 292 Nobles Franklin 8 M Mississippi
18 291 292 Nobles Francis G. 6 M Mississippi
19 292 293 Kenneda Elizabeth 55 F 200 S. Carolina X
20 292 293 Kenneda Robert 28 M Farmer Louisiana
21 292 293 Kenneda Elizabeth 23 F Louisiana
22 292 293 Kenneda Mary 20 F Louisiana
23 292 293 Kenneda Emeline 12 F Mississippi
24 293 294 Simmons Solomon 25 M Farmer Mississippi X
25 293 294 Simmons Saphrona 16 F Mississippi X

1880 Washington Parish Wards 3 and 4
NOTES: KENNEDYS also appear in the 1880 census living nearby Martha KNIGHT and Elijah BRELAND, father-in-law of Marian Isaac KNIGHT, a son of William and Martha KNIGHT, who married Frances “Fannie” BRELAND.
pg. 190
34/34 CRAIN William and Nancy and family
BRANCH Levey laborer
35/35 CRAIN John and Babe
36/36 TILLIS John and Frances and family
37/37 BREELAND Elijah 50 farmer b. MS father b. SC mother b. GA
Mariah 52 b. MS father b. OH mother b. GA
Harida 20 son b. MS
Elisha 15 b. LA
Warren 12
Lurany 11
Frances 7 daughter
38/38 FITCHGAARD William and Cassander and family
39/39 POPE ? and sister Elizabeth
MCQUAID Tea L. nephew
BRANCH Rebecca
40/40 BREELAND Leroy 21 farmer b. LA father b. MS mother b. GA
Emily 17 b. LA parents b. LA
etc.
pg. 190B
56/56 KNIGHT James 21 farmer b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS Caniniger? 17 b. MS parents b. MS
57/57 BRELAND Franklin 24 farmer b. MS father b. LA mother b. MS
Sarah 20 b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Lewis 2 b. LA
Silus 11/12
28/28 KNIGHT Martha 45 wd. farmer b. MS parents b. MS
George 17 b. LA father b. LA mother b. MS
Monroe 15
Marion 13
Jane A. 11
Charley 9
Angiline 3
POUNDS Elizabeth 25 boarder school teacher b. LA parents b. MS
NOBLES Amanda 40 sister b. MS parents b. MS
pg. 191
79/79 CRAIN John and Melviney
80/80 TULLOS? Nancy
81/81 CRAIN Wilson and Martha
82.82 SEAL William and Angeline
83/83 SEAL Andrew 60 b. GA father b. GA and mother b.SC and Elizabeth
84/84 KENEDY Kenney? K. 73 farmer b. MS father b. TN mother b. MS
Nancy 52 b. MS parents b. MS
James B. 22 b. MS
Jefferson Davis 18
Meloday Elizabeth 14 niece b. LA parents b. MS
85/85 KENEDY ? G. 23 farmer b. MS parents b. MS
Josephine 19 b. MS
Kenny E. 3 b. LA
John L. 11/12
? John 14 brother-in-law b. MS parents b. MS

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