Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Vet Thompson

(See Duncan and Grant)-Louisa Tabitha West, born March 8 1862, educated in Female Seminary. Married September 28, 1880, John Rogers Martin, born February 25, 1885. They were the parents of Hernando, born August 14, 1882; Birdie May, born March 26, 1884; Johanna R, born July 18, 1886, and DeWitt T. Martin, born May 12, 1888. John Rogers Martin died November 10, 1887, and she married January 27, 1890,

Vet Thompson, born September 8, 1861, in Macon County, Missouri. They are the parents of James W., born April 11, 1891; Lewis, born February 2, 1893, and Carrie, born November 13, 1898. Mr. Thompson is a farmer. Mrs. Thompson’s Cherokee name is Takie. She is a member of the Methodist church.

Charles Duncan, a Scotchman, married bout 1784 Dorcas, a full blood Cherokee of the Deer Clan. Their son, John, married Elizabeth Abercromby, a native of Tennessee. The Abercrombys belong to the ancient nobility of Stirling County in Great Britain. Airthey Castle was their ancestral County seat. As late as 1883 the family owned 15,264 acres. The head of the family in 1916 was Lord George Abercromby. John and Elizabeth (Abercromby) Duncan were the parents of Mahala Duncan, born June 21, 1821. Married July 18, 1838 James Smith West, born May 24, 1817, in Alabama. He died Sept. 22, 1865, and she died November 27, 1879. They were the parents of Mrs. Louisa Tabitha Thompson.


Macon County MO,

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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