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find history JOSHUA COMPTON, Davidson Co, TN

JOSHUA COMPTON was sent to the North and then to Fisk University for education by his father (white, large landowner). Josh Compton was elected and served 12 years as magistrate of the Davidson Co Court, TN .. he was Deputy Tax Assessor in charge of old Eleventh District which embraced the Hillsboro Pike area. This was remarkable in that time that the children were recognized and educated by their father.
Joshua was older brother of Henry Compton who had similar education, their sister was sent to New York to study music and do not know her name.
Do not know the name of Joshua and Henry Compton's mother .. what happened to their mother, if living when Henry W. later married Ann Ward? We assume she was slave of the landowner, Henry W. Compton, son of William Compton who arrived in Davidson Co. 1782 and was large landowner.

Henry W. Compton's first family was black, information above. He later married An Ward and had daughters with her.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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