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Source: Court Of The Ordinary, Lumpkin County, Georgia,
As Written: April 29, 1847
"State of Georgia Lumpkin County Clerks Office
April 29, 1847

I certify that satisfactory evidence was adduced to me, to prove that Elizabeth Singleton (formerly) Thompson and Mary Ann Singleton formerly Thompson are the Legal and only heirs at law in fee to Flanders Thompson who was a private in the ------ Regiment of the Virginia Continental line and enlisted in the year 1776 for and during the war. Given under my hand and [^ [Private] [handwritten: there being no seal] Seal of Office, this 29th day of April 1847 [Signed] J. S. Chastain, C. C. O. [Seal]" Georgia Lumpkin County [Note: This court record was hand written on a preprinted court form where the blanks were enumerated with information, as written.

The pre-printed court record form contained this information on the left side of the bottom of the form: "The above form will answer for the following states, viz. Maine, Massachuesetts, New Hampshire, Rhose Island, Conecticut, Vermont, for the Judge of Probate; New York, New Jersey, for the Judge of Surrogate; ???th Carolina, Georgia, for the Judge of Ordinary"]

[Further, in a hand written entry, below the signature of J. S. Chastain, C. C. O., so follows the testimony of Milligan P. Quillian, Clerk of the Superior Court of Lumpkin County, adducing the veracity of the court proceedings] 'I, Milligan P. Quillian, Clerk of the Superior Court of said County do certify that Jeremiah S. Chastain, whose hand appears to the foregoing certificate is the Clerk of the Court of Ordinary in and for said county and his signature as Such is genuine and entitled to full faith and credit-- Given under my hand & Seal of Office this 29th day of April 1847. [Signed] M. P. Quillian, Clerk"

Additional Comments: Flanders Thompson, Sr., b. 174?, Virginia, enlisted for Military Service under Colonel Heath of the Virginia Continental Line, and mustered in at Halifax, in 1776. He migrated to Laurens County, SC at the end of the 1770s and married Elizabeth Green, daughter of Rev. David Green, on June 11, 1781, in Laurens County, SC; they were married by a Justice of the Peace. Flanders Thompson, Sr., lived in the Laurens County, SC area from the late 1770s until his death on January 27, 1831. His widow, Elizabeth Green Thompson, removed to areas of Lumpkin County, Georgia, and lived as a resident in that area until her death, in 1844. The two daughters enumerated in this court document in Lumpkin County, GA were NOT the only heirs of Flanders Thompson, Sr. and Elizabeth Green Thompson. Mary Ann Thompson and Elizabeth Thompson were but two (2) of the MANY children born to this marriage.

Heir's Pension Application Affadavit(s) 1850 "State of Georgia Lumpkin County Be it known that before me Patrick O'Connor, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County & State duly authorized by law to administer oaths personally appeared Elisabeth Singleton, a person whose statements are entitled to full credit and made oath according to law that she is the child of Flanders Thompson [Sr.] who was a Pensioner of the United States in Pickens District, South Carolina [at] the rate of 96 dollars per annum that he died in the year 1830 leaving a widow, Elisabeth Thompson (mother of deponent) that her mother said Elisabeth Thompson, remained the widow of said Flanders Thompson from the day of his death until the 2nd day of September 1844, it being the day of her death that said Elizabeth Thompson had only two children that is know[n] by deponent to be living or that has been heard from in 18 months namely herself and Mary Ann Singleton. Sworn to and subscribed this the 14th day of March 1850 before me. [Signed] Elisabeth [her mark]

Singleton W. M. Warnum P. O'Connor, J. Peace: I, Jeremiah S. Chastain, Clerk of the Inferior Court in afor[e] said County, do certify that P. O'Connor whose name appears to the foregoing declaration is an acting Justice of the Peace duly commissioned and qualified and that his signature to the same is genuine this 16th March 1850. [Signed] J. S. Chastain, C, I. Court" [1] "Thompson, Flanders, Va. Battalion, 1 and 10 CL, 10 CL, 14 CL." Citation: P. 578. [2] Source Citations & Source Information: [1] AGBI Photocopy. Regarding Survivors & Pensions of Heirs: Affadavit of Elisabeth THOMPSON SINGLETON, Lumpkin County, Georgia. March 14, 1850. [2] Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution: Soldiers, Sailors & Marines, 1775-1783 by Gwathmey, John H. Introduction by Eckenrode, Dr. H. J. Director of Virginia Division of History and Archaeology. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1987. Citation: P. 578. [2] AGBI Photocopy.

Regarding Survivors & Pensions of Heirs: Affadavit of Elisabeth THOMPSON SINGLETON, Lumpkin County, Georgia. March 14, 1850. Additional Comments: Flanders Thompson, Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth Green THOMPSON were the parents of many children; more than enumerated by Sarah Thomasson, witness, who stated, she could not remember all their names, as she had moved away from Laurens District, SC; Flanders Thompson, Jr., was still alive and living in Georgia, after 1850, with his wife, Sarah Lindley THOMPSON, and later living in Carroll County, Georgia.