Clan MacTavish Official BadgeThe crest badge Clan MacTavish contains the crest and motto of the clan chief. The crest is blazoned a boar's head erased or langued proper. The motto is NON OBLITUS, which translates from Latin as "not forgetful" or "not forgotten"
Celtic Knot depicting eternal lifeCeltic Knot depicting eternal life


The Thomas Thompson family homesteaded in what is now Adams County, Colorado (originally Arapahoe County). Thomas Thompson Sr. and his wife Susan (maiden name Harvey) came from England around 1870 with their oldest son Thomas Jr. who was born in 1866 in England. They had stops in Cook County, Illinois where William J. was born in 1872 and Washington County, Iowa where Frederick James was born in 1875. From there they went to Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri by 1880. They homesteaded in what is now Adams County, Colorado in 1882.

While Thomas and Susan worked at the homestead, their three boys did quite a bit of the work.  In 1895, son FJ purchased the land and subsequently married Agnes Templeton Meikle.  Together they built the Thompson Ranch and associated lands into what it became.  See the Thompson Photo Album for the full story.

Above photo was taken in 1912-1913 by Agnes of the wheat harvest.  I cleaned up the photo, adjusted the quality from the scanned original.  Perpetual copyright 2000 on improved, scanned image.


MY THOMPSON LINE (my direct line is marked with )

Thomas Thompson Sr. - 1841 

Susan Harvey-Thompson 1844


Index of Thompson Names

Thompson Family and Ranch Photo Album

1912 Trip to California Photos

My special thanks to John and Caroline Hunter for their extra long research into this family!

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