Ben Thompson Geneaology

A Brief Look into the Geneaolgy of Ben Thompson William Thompson, (Ben’s father) was born December 17, 1816, in Hull, Yorkshire, England. William Thompson came from a line of Master Mariners and at a very young age earned his own sea legs.  He served for eight months  in the Royal British Navy. William Thompson married Mary Ann nee Baker on… (more…)

The Life and Adventures of Ben Thompson the Famous Texan by William M. Walton

Ben Thompson was killed on March 11, 1884, in San Antonio, Texas. A month later on April 12, 1884, Ben’s close friend and attorney Major William M. “Buck” Walton published Ben’s biography, The Life and Adventures of Ben Thompson the Famous Texan. Texas History Portal has a free copy of the book online available at:

Hotel Discount for Ben Thompson Conference Attendees

Hotel Discount for Ben Thompson Conference Attendees Sunday, April 29, 2012 Book your room today at the Clarion Inn & Suites Banquet & Conference Facilities! Space is limited and the price is great! To receive a special rate you must mention the Ben Thompson Foundation Event! You will want to come to Austin a day early to get settled in… (more…)

Ben Thompson Graveside Marker Dedication & History Conference April 29, 2012

DATE:             29 April 2012 CONTACT:            Denice Harlan PHONE:            (979) 542-3455 EMAIL:            info @ AUSTIN, TX – On April 29, Ben Thompson’s life will be recognized, honored and discussed by experts, authors and descendants for the first time in history. Six organizations, The Austin History Center, The Ben Thompson Preservation Foundation, The Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce, The Sons… (more…)