Kinfolks Across the River
  A history of the Thompson families who settled along the Ogeechee, Canoochee, Ohoopee and Altamaha Rivers of South Georgia.
Nominated for the 2002 Lilla M. Hawes Award (Ga. Historical Society) for the best book on local or county history- By Ruth Anderson, curator of the Tattnall County Archives.
"Kinfolks Across the River" is an eclectic mix of genealogy and history about the Thompson family of South Georgia. The book begins with a sketch of Richard Thompson (1785-1857) of Bryan and Tattnall County. Next is the history of Richard's son John Thompson
(1823-1901) who lived in Tattnall and Wayne County. Also featured is Jim Thompson (1896-1972) of Tattnall and Wayne County.
Over 1100 relations are covered in the genealogy index.
About the author:
Tony Thompson
-grandson of Jim Thompson.
-14 year veteran high school history teacher in Georgia.
-wrote the book to help teach his own children about Georgia history.

With Special Thanks to
Contributing Researcher
Jenny Londrico, member of numerous genealogical societies and longtime Thompson family researcher.
"Kinfolks Across the River" has a short run printing with limited availability. Get your copy now by sending $40 in check or money order to:
           Tony Thompson
           625 Dorothy St.
           Metter, Ga. 30439
Online orders are available with a small added charge.


The Allied Families given some treatment in the genealogy and history sections include: Padgett, Dubberly, Durrence, Hallman, Johnston, Hagin, Groover, Moore, Anderson, Strickland, Stanfield, Waters, Kicklighter, O'Steen, Douglas, and Tatum.
There is also a detailed chapter on the Gilshot Thomas (RS) family.
About the book:
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"Kinfolks Across the River" is part family history, part Georgia history and part Confederate military history. Special research assistance was provided by Thompson family researcher Jenny Londrico. The book contains maps, essays, photos and analysis with many footnotes and sources.

Thompson family researchers should find many useful items in the genealogy sections. The book contains 264 pages (8.5 by 11) on acid free paper and is perfect-bound with a glossy softback cover.

"Kinfolks" is not your typical family history book. It is a unique collection of history, stories, maps, folklore, timelines and trivia designed to appeal to young and old alike. The book is a primer for novice family historians and a valuable supplement for the more experienced researcher.
Coming in 2007- Kinfolks Across the River Part II with updates, photos and more detailed index to part I.
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Part of any profits from the sale of this book will be donated to preserve the history of the Thompson and allied famlies. Planned projects include Confederate service grave markers for Richard W. Thompson at Watermelon Creek Cemetery and John Thompson at Odum City Cemetery. A new grave marker for Pete Thompson at Bristol Cemetery is also planned.
Documents -Kinfolks updates & transcribed documents from Tattnall County!

Lilla M. Hawes Nominaton

Book Donation to Wayne Co. Library

Other Products/Books for Sale

Malachi Thompson Memorial Service 2004

John Thompson Memorial Service 2002

Walter Thompson Funeral Program 2003

Links of Interest:
Overview of the Thomas Family, Gilshot & James from Miriam T. Winsryg

Thomas Family Page by Carolyn Walker

History of Brewton, Ga. --township of eastern Laurens Co. formerly Tattnall
Part 1             Part 2             Part 3

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Or take advantage of a limited time special price offer and get both "Kinfolks" and "Tattnall Inferior Records" for a special price of $55.
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ALSO 2 New Books:
Tattnall County, Ga.  Inferior & Superior Court Record Books of 1805-1832
Available in Metter at: IHS Pharmacy
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Just Published: Stories from the Tattnall Journal by John Rabun
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New Book Just Published-- Tales of Old Tattnall and Evans by Nancy Crosby. Order info here.
Tales of Old Tattnall and Evans is a full size 8 x 11 hard cover book with 275 pages published by PrinTech of Glennville. Books can be purchased at the Evans County Chamber of Commerce in Claxton, in Reidsville at the County Commissioners Office on first floor in the Restored Tattnall Court House and at the Glennville Sentinel. Statesboro Regional Library is sponsoring a book signing for Crosby on Tuesday, November 20th from 5-7 p.m. at the Evans County Library and another in Statesboro on Thursday, November 29th from 5-7 p.m. at the Statesboro Regional Library. She will appear on WTOC Mid-Morning Live at10 a.m. on November 20th and have a booth at Reidsville Christmas Festival on November 24th and at Christmas Cobbtown Style on December 1st. On November 30th Mrs. Crosby will be at First Citizens Bank in Glennville from 10-2. More information is available at
Full Size Hardback Leather-like 8 1/2 x 11" Book $64.20 (includes $4.20 Ga Tax) Add $5.15 for Padded Envelope or $12.50 box. Send Check or m.o.,Nancy Crosby,1308 Sea Way NE, Townsend 31331