Amon H. Thompson was the husband of Richard
White's great grandmother Sarah Spear's older sister, Nancy
Spear. Not much is known about Amon H. Thompson except that he
seems to have been an orphan. At age 20 in 1850 he lived alone
with his mother Nancy as head of Household number 418 in Thomas County,
Georgia. He also lived alone with his mother in 1840. It
appears that in 1830 they were in the household of John Thompson.
Amon named his first son John, so it seems reasonable to presume that
his father was John Thompson. There is information which
suggests that somehow he may have been related to the widow Mary
McCrone (or to her deceased husband Thomas McCrone/McCroan).
Thomas appears to have been a son of John McCrone, who was a spy (today
we would call him a scout, or ranger) in the Georgia Militia in the War
of 1812. Mary McCrone was the employer of Sarah Spear's first
husband, James M. Carter, at the time of the 1860 Census for Thomas
Amon Haywood Thompson was enrolled in
Company K of the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment, the Thomas County
Georgia Seventeenth Patriots, on 4 October 1861 (Company K was
redesignated as Company C in a reorganization that occurred
subsequently, on 7 May 1862). He was disability discharged in
April of 1862.
The photograph below (estimated to have been taken between 1910 and 1915) was published in Stanley Ties
by James Savage Stanley, Jr., [NP: 1982] page 59.
Top to Bottom, Left to Right: Stuart Lansing Rogers, Sr., Allie
Rodgers, Jane Thompson Rogers, John Thomas Rodgers, Nancy Spear Thompson
I'm extremely grateful to Terrell Thompson for guiding me to the photograph of Nancy Spear Thompson and her family.