Rose McIlvoy and Stith Thompson were married 150 years ago – December 9, 1861 – in Washington County, Kentucky. Rose was the daughter of Alexander McIlvoy and Mary Magdalene McConley. Stith was the son of John Thompson and Sarah Shipley. This was a second marriage for both. Rose married James Thomas Janes in January of 1842, in Washington County. They had 7 children. Stith married Catherine McIlvoy, sister to Rose, in May of 1835. They had 8 children. Stith and Rose had no children together.