At the close of the year 1804 another important colony reached the Irish settlement, among which were Absalom Cox, Archibald Thompson, James Thompson, Robert McDonald, and William McBride.

Archibald Thompson was a man of excellent character. In 1812 he moved to a farm two miles south of the present town of Evansville where he died at an advanced age in 1833.

He was one of the judges of the common pleas court which existed in territorial days. Robert, William, Moses, Archibald, John and James Thompson were his sons.

He was elected a member of the State legislature in 1834 (?) (note he died 1833 – probably 1824) and died while filling that position.

Service: Soldier South Carolina. He served in the South Carolina State Troops under Brigadier General Thomas Sumter. ((Source: History Of Randolph, Monroe And Perry Counties, Illinois: Biographical Sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers, 1883 Published by J. L. McDonough & Co. Philadelphia. Pg 70))

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