Ireva Waggonner

F, #246, b. 1843, d. 1889
FatherAlexander Waggonner
MotherCynthia Roe
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Kellie Sue Thompson
FamilyThe Thompson Family
ChartsLewis Thompson Descendants
Alexander Waggonner Descendants
     Ireva Waggonner was born in 1843 at Lincoln County, Tennessee; The 1920 census for Vern Thompson shows his mother's birthplace as Texas. Joy Russell information shows her birthplace as Lincoln County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Alexander Waggonner and Cynthia Roe. Ireva Waggonner married John W Cunningham on 24 November 1859 at Lincoln, Tennessee.
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
about John W Cunningham Name: John W Cunningham
Spouse: Revy Waggoner
Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1859
Marriage County: Lincoln
Marriage State: Tennessee

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
Ireva Waggonner married William Alfred Thompson, son of Lewis Thompson and Elizabeth Rutledge, on 10 November 1865 at Lincoln, Tennessee.
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
about Arriva Cunningham Name: Arriva Cunningham
Spouse: Wm A Thompson
Marriage Date: 10 Nov 1865
Marriage County: Lincoln
Marriage State: Tennessee

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Nashville, TN, USA: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Microfilm.
Ireva Waggonner died in 1889 at Praire Lea, Caldwell County, Texas.

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     Ireva Waggonner appeared on the 1850 Federal Census Lincoln, Tennessee in the household of her parents, Alexander Waggonner and Cynthia Roe.
1850 United States Federal Census
about Alexander Wagoner Name: Alexander Wagoner
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: abt 1821
Birth Place: Tennessee
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee
Family Number: 543
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Wagoner 29
Cyntha Wagoner 28
Daniel Wagoner 9
Nancy Wagoner 8
Reve Wagoner 7
Jonathan Wagoner 1



Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Subdivision 2, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: M432_887; Page: 38A; Image: 170.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
As of 24 November 1859,her married name was Cunningham.
Ireva Waggonner and John W Cunningham appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Lincoln, Tennessee, at District 5, enumerated 18 June 1860, John and Arrepha were married within the year of the census and are living on real estate valued at $424. John is a farmer and Arrepha's occupation is "spinning". Both John and Arrepha were born in Tennessee.

They are living next door to another family of Cunninghams, perhaps they are some of John's family?.
1860 United States Federal Census
about John A W Cunningham Name: John A W Cunningham
Age in 1860: 18
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: District 5, Lincoln, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Post Office: Bells Store
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
John A W Cunningham 18
Arrepha Cunningham 15

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 5, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll M653_1261; Page: 56; Image: 115; Family History Library Film: 805261.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Her husband John W Cunningham died circa 1862. Ireva Waggonner was living in 1865 at Caldwell County, Texas; Arrevy and William lived in Caldwell County, Texas near Luling and Prairie Lea after coming to Texas from Tennessee about 1865. As of 10 November 1865,her married name was Thompson. Her son Alexander Lee Thompson was born on 10 January 1868 at Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tennessee. Her son George Lewis Alexander Thompson was born on 11 February 1870 at Mulberry, Lincoln County, Tennessee. Her son Melvin Wilson Thompson was born in 1874 at Caldwell County, Texas. Her son Willis Thompson was born in 1877. Her daughter Flora Elizabeth "Lizzie" Thompson was born on 10 April 1878 at Caldwell County, Texas. Her son Willie Thompson was born in 1880 at Caldwell County, Texas. Her daughter Mattie Irevia Thompson was born in February 1880 at Caldwell County, Texas.

Ireva Waggonner and William Alfred Thompson appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Caldwell, Texas, at District 29, enumerated 10 June 1880, William is a farmer and Arreve keeps the house. Boniface Ferirer is a "hirling" on the farm.

Lee and George were attending school within the school year. Wilson, Mattis, and Lizzie were not attending school and were listed as not being able to read or write. However, they were 6 years old or under. The last child listed was listed as a no name son. That child would be Willie.

William was born in Texas but both his parents were born in North Carolina. Arreve was born in Tennessee and the birth place of her parents is not listed. Lee and George were born in Tennessee. Wilson, Mattis, Lizzie and the baby were all born in Texas. The hired hand Boniface Ferirer was born in Mexico..
1880 United States Federal Census
about W. A. Thomson Name: W. A. Thomson
Home in 1880: Caldwell, Texas
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Areve Thomson
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farming
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
W. A. Thomson 40
Areve Thomson 34
Lee Thomson 12
George Thomson 10
Wilson Thomson 6
Mattie Thomson 4
Lizzie Thomson 2
Thomson 2m
Boniface Ferirer 49


Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: , Caldwell, Texas; Roll 1294; Family History Film: 1255294; Page: 265D; Enumeration District: 29; .

Source Information:

Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.
Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.








Her son Allie Fields Thompson was born on 5 July 1884 at Austin, Travis County, Texas. Her daughter Ludie Thompson was born in 1885. Her son Lou Thompson was born in 1888. Ireva Waggonner also went by the name of Revy. Her son Vernon "Vern" Thompson was born on 19 February 1889 at Perrie Lee, Caldwell County, Texas.
Ireva Thompson died before Allie Fields Thompson but was mentioned in Allie Fields Thompson's obituary as a deceased mother.
Allie Fields Thompson

Allie Fields Thompson, 100, of Rt. 4, Box 61, Huntsville, died November 7, 1984 at Meadowview Lodge. He was born June 5, 1884 at Austin, Texas, the son of William Alfred and Ireva Waggonner Thompson. He was a farmer and a lumberman, a member of the Cookston United Methodist Church and the A.T.A. Lodge at Cookston, Oklahoma.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha Faddis Thompson of the home; six sons, D.L. Thompson, Milton Thompson and Alfred Thompson, all of Huntsville, Euel Thompson of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Gerald Thompson of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma and Olen Thompson of Kamas, Utah; three daughters, Mrs. Vivian Ballew of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Mrs. Lillian Cookson of Denver, Colorado and Mrs. Irene Winner of Downey, California; thirty-two grandchildren; sixty-nine great-grandchildren; and nineteen great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 10, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Duvall officiating. Interment was in the Thompson Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Page U108 of the Clipping Books of the Madison County Genealogical Society Library.

Family 1

John W Cunningham b. 1842, d. c 1862

Family 2

William Alfred Thompson b. 1838, d. 1905
Children