Elizabeth married James Thomson and “lived on the Black Mingo” which is a river that flows through and is the source of drainage of a low swampy area of present day Williamsburg and Georgetown Counties. James Thomson was a planter and low swampy areas such as the Black Mingo was sought after by farmers and planters of that day because of the moisture in the ground and the natural fertility. James Thomson was born before 1742 and died in Hampton County, South Carolina, on the Savannah River, about 1795/1796.
James Thomson and his wife and children left the Black Mingo area about 1774 and settled in St. Peters Parish, Beaufort County, South Carolina. That portion of Beaufort County was subdivided into the counties of Allendale and Hampton and James and his family found themselves in Hampton County. There is distinguished himself for his bravery and leadership during the Revolutionary War. He had served as a Captain during the Cherokee War of 1759 – 60 up in the Cheraws District and for three years in the Pipe Creek Company of Light Hors of Hampton County during the Revolutionary War emerging with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
He served St. Peters Parish in the Provincial Congress in 1775 and continued to represent the district and parish in the General Assembly after the War as the Commissioner of Lands. He was ultimately promoted to the rank of a full Colonel is dress sash, sword and walking cane, presented to him by Indians whose plight of discrimination and oppression he championed, may be seen today at the DAR Masenmin Washington, D. C.