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Name: Compton family.


Historical Note:

The Compton Family consisted of Thomas Alexander Compton (1802-1861), Eliza Margaret Cromartie Shaw Compton (1805-1884), and their children: Elenora Virginia Compton (1829-1904), Walter Sidney Compton (1831-1875), Mary E. Compton (1833-1914), Thomas Wilbur Compton (1836-1867), Charles Shaw Compton (1837-1876), Frances Adams Compton (1840-1842), William Cromartie Compton (1842-1888), Julia Elizabeth Compton (1844-1880), Margaret Frances Compton (1848-1932), and Henrietta Eliza Compton (b. 1850).  The family resided in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Walter Sidney Compton (1831-1875) was born in Jefferson County, Mississippi.  He graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1853.  He and his wife, Sarah Farrar Smith (b. 1840), had four children.  Walter died and was buried in Tensas Parish, Louisiana.

Thomas Wilber Compton (1836-1867) was born in Jefferson County, Mississippi.  He graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1856, served in the Tensas Calvary in the American Civil War, and worked as a lawyer.  He and his wife, Emma Stacy (1840-1925), had four children.  The family lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and are buried in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Sources: Descendants of Eliza Margaret Cromartie Shaw (June 7, 2010).





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