Amanda Paralee Thompson Compton
O Martha Sweet Martha
O Martha my wife, fair you well Dear
Iím going to leave you for several long years
Iím going to leave you always it may be
A valued true soldier to live and die free
Our countryís invaded and this you well know
To God my protector my soul he commands
O will you Dear Martha upon Him depend
He will never forsake you though often you cry
May mercy surround you Dear Martha Good-Bye.
This poem was written by
William F. Thompson to his wife Martha E. Bennett
"Isn't genealogy fun? The answer to one problem leads to two more!"