|This is the debut for a separate
page for this line of our family on our website. Previous to this they were included in with the Campbell
information, as I had very little concrete information about the
family. Compton was my maternal great-grandmother's maiden
name. In other words, Mamoo's (my grandmother Lola Campbell
McClure) mother's family's
name. This line includes surnames of :
Campbell, Compton, Heuer, Pierce, Stalker, Todd and others
Mamoo often talked about her "Todd" cousins, and I now have a photo that was hers, of her four Todd cousins, of an age with herself, they were all beautiful girls. It was descendants of these Todds, Don & Carol Heuer, who furnished me with much of the original Compton information, and I owe them many thanks, because I was really stuck for some time. A sister of great-grandmother Dora Annas [Mary Ellen] married Henry Calvin Todd, and that is who they are descended from. Very nice people.
We are also indebted to cousin Diana Hudspeth, for providing some invaluable further information, and for others I recently connected with on the internet, due to Diana's new information for me.
Thanks to Jim Lawler for allowing us to use his ancestral data for the Compton family. I don't have this online yet, but will be working on it very soon. This research takes the family back to England and is quite impressive.
Notes for James Franklin Compton:
family information was obtained from census records, family
members, and other researchers. Some birth
dates are approximate. He
served in the war with Mexico in 1848,
and was living in Crawford County, Missouri, when the 1850
census was taken, with his young wife and his first son, Silas.
For the 1860 census he was still in the same county, but
his family had grown to include another son and a daughter. By
the time the 1870 census was taken his first wife had died, he
had remarried, moved to Washington County, Missouri, had
volunteered and fought for the Union in the Civil War (1861-1865).
He fought in battles at Wilson Creek, Missouri, and Pea
Ridge, Arkansas. His
family had grown to include a total of three sons and four
daughters, and one daughter, born in 1852, was no longer
mentioned, so she either married, or died prior to this census.
By the 1880 census, his two oldest sons had married and had
set up their own households, but he still had eight children at
home, for a total of ten children.
The 1890 census records were lost in a fire in Washington, D.C., so we lose track of the Compton family until the 1900 census. In that census, the only record we have at present is of his son, William B. Compton and his family, who have moved from Crawford County (where they were in 1880), to Washington County where James Franklin Compton lived. Could it be that William moved his family to his father's home to work the family farm? It is likely, as James Franklin Compton was 72 years old in 1900, and his wife was 68. Farming at that age would have been difficult alone, and their children were all grown. Their youngest son (James Emory) had died at thirteen, and the next youngest (Henry F.), whom records are very scarce of, would have been 26 years old. William Compton, himself, was now 45 years old with two children, a son, Manvil C.D., who was 24, and a daughter, Iola, who was 20. No records are found yet for Silas' family for that census, but we think he lived in Missouri at about that time, as Olan Campbell, living in Birch Tree remembers seeing them at that time.
Generations One - Two
James Franklin Compton, b. 8 Jun 1825, Botetourt Co., VA – d. 7 Apr 1920 in Mtn. View, Howell Co. MO; m. (1) Elizabeth A. (Betty) Farrar, b. 1830, d. abt. 1862-1864; m. 9 Aug 1849 by James R. Braley, minister in Crawford Co. MO; (2) Mary Ann Dollarhide, b. VA 8 Aug 1832, d. 28 Aug 1903; m. in Mar 1864, MO.
and Betty Compton had the following children:
and Mary Compton had the following children:
Silas Ezekiel b. 15 Apr 1850 Crawford Co. MO – d. 6 Feb 1928; m. (1)
Frances Colpe b. 1858 – d. 1924) (2) Sarah Josephine Crites b. 1852
– d. 1892
and Frances Compton had the following children:
2iii. William Burton
(Burt) b. Jan 1853 Crawford Co. MO – d. unknown
2iv. Mary Ellen, b. 18 May 1862 Washington Co. MO – d. 27 Jan 1920; m. Henry Calvin Todd 17 Dec 1885
Mary Edith, b. 25 Aug 1899, Howell Co. MO – d. 11 Oct 1967 Batesville,
AR; m. Albert Antum Heuer Dec 1917.
Alma Cora, b. 24 Aug 1901, Howell Co. MO – d. 1979 Batesville, AR; m.
John McClain Stalker (b. 26 Nov 1901, Bedford, Lawrence Co. IN – d. 9
Dec 1967 Little Rock AR, buried Batesville AR), m.
22 Aug 1923.
3xxii. For a continuation of all Campbell children of Dora Annas Compton see Our Campbell Family
Generations Five – Six - Seven
Since most all family members from this point forward are presumed living, we will end our descent at this point.
I would like to call your attention to the graphics on this page. I have done the title, but the graphics themselves have been done by a very talented lady by the name of Ellen Lebsock. I encourage you to visit her website, where she has much to offer. Besides graphics she has watercolor art and children's books. Here's a link:
James and Marcia Foley