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Male Elijah Jefferson Thompson Click to view Elijah Jefferson Thompson in the family tree

Elijah Jefferson was born on January 20th, 1879 in Green Co., Kentucky.1   Elijah Jefferson's father was Thomas Jonathan Thompson and his mother was Mary Ann Warren.  His maternal grandparents were William B. Warren and Elizabeth Salsman. He had five brothers and five sisters, named John William, James F., Abraham, Samuel, Albert, Elizabeth Frances, Mary Susan, Lydia Alice, Darcus Ann and Nancy Jane.  He was the third youngest of the eleven children.  He died at the age of 72 on November 16th, 1951 in LaRue Co., Kentucky.  He was buried in DeSpain Cemetery, LaRue Co., Kentucky.1 1 

Elijah Jefferson's family with Rosa Lee Despain

‚ÄĆElijah Jefferson and Rosa Lee were married in a religious ceremony in 1897 in Kentucky.1   They had six sons and four daughters, named McKinley, John J., George B., Mate, Thomas M., Oscar J., Bessie, Mary J., Shirley D. and Hazel.

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