Some Basic Thompson Genealogy

It Is Possible to Keep The Thompsons and Their Relatives Straight!

  ABEL THOMPSON’S LINE

 ABEL THOMPSON  Married Jemima Kemp on September 28, 1778.  She died on November 15, 1816.  Abel married as a second wife Tamar Gray Ames

Abel’s Children by Jemima:

Job ‑ 1779‑1852

Mary‑1781‑1815.  Married Conrad Kile.

Sarah. Born November 10, 1792. Died February 24, 1862. Married Aaron Boylan II on December 20, 1809. They were married by Hugh Wilson, esq.

Aron. Born August 30, 1783. Died August 30, 1783.

Abel Jr.‑1785‑Went west

 Joel‑1788  ‑ He was a blacksmith and a stonecutter.  Along with his father, Abel, he found boulders in the woods and from them made grinders for the new mills in Union Township. Joel made most of the tombstones in the township from native stone.  And he and Abel also made all of the farming and household utensils for the community.  According to county histories, Joel was a veteran of the War of 1812, serving under Perry.  He also held the degree of Bachelor of Sciences. Joel Thompson was married three times.  His first wife, Margaret Smith Thompson, died of fever, leaving a daughter, Nancy. He remarried Mary Mulvin, and had eight children from his second marriage.  They were: William, Samuel, Caleb, John W., Charles, Margaret, Jane J. and Lucilla.  After Mary died in December 1868, he married Elizabeth Wilson, who survived him.  His son Charles died of diarrhea contracted in the army during the Civil War. Joel died August 21, 1868.

 Caleb‑1790‑1863.Caleb Thompson, son of Abel and Jemima Thompson, was born January 30, 1790.  He came to Union Township in the year 1802, with the rest of his family.  He was a farmer and a carpenter and joiner who finished many ofthe first houses in Union City. Caleb was a veteran of the War of 1812 and according to the 1820 Federal Census in Union Township , he was then married with two children.  He died on October 15, 1863 at 74 years of age.  He was buried in the Thompson burying ground outside of Union City. Miranda Thompson was his first wife.  She died on January 22, 1837 at age 28.  She left Caleb and two small children. Then he married Clarissa.  Their children were: Nelson, a clothier, born in 1824.  Died May 19, 1863. Aged 39 years. Erie Gazette of June 18, 1863. Charles C. Born in Union City 1833. One source says December 14, 1833. or 1834.  Married Amanda Burroughs.  They had  seven children. Charles Alanson Thompson was born June 24, 1869. William H. Thompson, the second son was born in 1858, died in 1924. Alma Watson Thompson was born in 1866, died in 1904. Darwin. Born 1843.  Almont. Born 1846. Peter. Born 1831. Almira. Born 1836.  Caleb W.   Born 1844.   Sarah.  Born 1849.   Mary Jane Eggleston, age 20, born in New York in 1830 was included in the household of Caleb Thompson. She may have been a nanny, as they were well off. Or she could have been the oldest daughter of the household who had married and returned home.

 Sarah Thompson ‑1792‑Married Aaron Boylan, Jr.

 Charles Kemp‑1796‑1873‑ He was the son of Abel and Jemima Thompson and was born March 30, 1796 in Union Township.  He married Anna Capron, daughter of Charles and Sarah Capron who was born May 11, 1803 in Marlborough, New Hampshire. They went west to Lawrence County, Missouri about 1846. He  died there on December 30, 1873, aged 77 years, six months. Anna Capron Thompson died on October 15, 1863, age 60 years 5 mos and 4 days.  Charles K. is buried in a church graveyard in Lawrence Co., MO. Anna is buried ?????? Their children were:

 Amos J.,  Born Monday October 15, 1821, in Union, Erie, Pa. Married Elizabeth Hopkins on September 13, 1849. Died March 19, 1873 age 52 years 5 mos and 4 days.

 Sylvia, born Tuesday, March 23, 1824, in Union, Erie, Pa.  Married James Moore on November 8, 1846. Elvina, Born Saturday March 11, 1826, in Union, Erie, Pa. Married Alvin Wood, on February 22, 1845, in Belvidere, Illinois.  Died August 3, 1849, age 23 years 5 mos and 23  days.

Asa, Born Monday October 27, 1828, in Union, Erie, Pa.  Died October 30, 1831 in Erie, Pa., age 3 years 4 days.

 Nathan Winton. Born Sunday August 7, 1831 in Union, Erie, Pa. Died December 8, 1890 age 59 years 4 mos and 1 day. Burial at Pikerel, Nebraska.

 Sarah, Born Wednesday September 25, 1833 in Union, Erie, Pa.  Married Levi Houts on September 21, 1851 in Muscoda,Wisconsin.  Died June 19, 1935 age 77 years 9 mos and 5 days.  She is buried in Portis, Kansas Cemetery.

 Anna, Born Sunday August 21, 1836 in Union, Erie, Pa. Died April 13, 1855, Age 18 yrs 7 mos and 23 days.

Married Richard Huston.

 Asa Abel, born Friday September 27, 1839 in Clinton, Wayne Co.,Ohio, the eighth child of Charles Kemp and Anna Capron Thompson.  His family moved to Wisconsin in 1846. He enlisted in the Union Army in April 1861 in the Third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and was discharged in July 1864.  After returning to Grant Co., Wisconsin, he stayed for about a year then moved to Charles City, Iowa, in 1865. Then he moved to Lawrence County, MO.  He came to Mitchell Co., Kansas in November 1875.  In 1877 he took a homestead in Lulu Township. He was a very ambitious man.  In 1877, he opened a stock of general merchandise in Glen Elder, having started with capital housed in a building 30 x 60 feet. He also opened a store in Scottsville, Kansas and owned a large stock of goods.  He married Elizabeth Blunt in Charles City Iowa, on January 28, 1866. 

Charles Harvey, born Thursday November 3, 1841, in Loraine Co., Ohio. Died August 1, 1862 at age 20 years 8 mos and 28 days. He starved to death in Andersonville Prison during the Civil War.

 Infant son, Born October 10, 1844 in Belvidere, Illinois.  

 Darwin D., born Friday July 31, 1846 in Platteville, Grant Co.  , Wisconsin. Died July 10, 1864, age 17 years 10 mos and 20 days.  He died in Libby Prison during the Civil War.  (Sources:  An old family Bible belonging to Charles Kemp Thompson.

 1840 Census Ohio, Millcreek Twp. p. 50. 1855 State Census, Grant Co., WI  Muscoda, p. 5 1860 Census, Grant Co., WI)   1820 Federal Census, Erie Co. Pa.  Union Township Charles Thompson, head of Household  m:  1 (26‑45) f:  1 (16‑26 1 in agriculture

Elvira Thompson. Daughter of Charles Kemp and Anna Thompson. Born 1825.  Died??

 Amy Thompson. Born 1836.  Died 1854.

                JOB THOMPSON

 Job Thompson II. (The son of Abel 1st) Born Aug. 4, 1779.  Died April 20, 1852 in Mercer Co. Family Records show that Isabella is buried in the Thompson Burying ground so he probably is too.

 Isabella Thompson.  Wife of Job.  Born August 20, 1775.  Died May 2, 1855.

Family Records say:  Isabel. Born July 10, 1775. Died May 28, 1855. Job and Isabella were married in 1800.

Inscription, Old Thompson Cemetery, Union City.

Isabell/Wife of Job/Thompson/Died May 2, 1855/79 yrs 10 ms/18 ds.

 The children of Job and Isabella Thompson:

 Henry Thompson. Born March 14, 1801.  Died February 20, 1846. He married Eliza Ames.

 Samuel Swain.  Born Jan. 23, 1803 in N.J. Died July 16, 1874 in Union City.  Buried in Evergreen.

 Reuben Kemp Thompson.  Born March 18, 1805.  Died February 13, 1881.

 John Thompson. Born February 19, 1807. Died November 4, 1866.

 Thomas Shinn Thompson.  Born February 15, 1809.  Died July 20, 1864.

 Elizabeth Thompson.  Born October 7, 1811. Died December 22, 1891.

 Isabel Thompson.  Born March 14, 1816.  Died July 15, 1832.  She married Elna Ames, son of Ben and Tamar Gray Ames.

Josiah Thompson.  Born July 15, 1819. Died January 3, 1886.

 SAMUEL SWAIN THOMPSON was a wheel wright by trade and it was a useful trade in Union.  He was an honest, upright, yet modest Christian man and his children and family thought of him with love and reverence. Twice married, he had 12 children, 9 of whom he lived to bury.  In January 1895, he had two children, 17 grand children, and 37 great grand children.

 Samuel Thompson – Samuel Swain, son of Job & Isabel.

In Union, July 17, 1874, Samuel Thompson, aged 76 years

Erue Gazette – July 28, 1874.

Erie Observer, Jan. 1875. Deaths in 1874.

Cheney Records.

Born January 23, 1803. Died July 16, 1874. p. 79 Evergreen Book.

Betsey/Wife of/Samuel S. Thompson/Died/May 9, 1842.

Aged/37 years

1973 Cemetery Readings.  Old Thompson Burying Ground.

 She was Betsey Ames. Born November 20, 1805, died May 9, 1842. They married October 26, 1823.

 Their children:

 Sally. Born July 15, 1824. Died February 10, 1827. Probably buried in the Old Thompson Burying Ground.

 A son. Born July 8, 1826. Died July 10, 1826. Old Thompson Burying Ground.

 Lucinda. Born May 5, 1828. Died June 6, 1828.  Old Thompson Burying Ground.

 Samuel Lucky.  Born July 23, 1830.

A son. Born Nov. 26, 1833. Died Nov. 26, 1833. Old Thompson Burying Ground.

 Horace Eaton.  Born June 2, 1835. Died June 9, 1855. Old Thompson Burying Ground.

1973 Cemetery Readings.

 Horace E./Son of Sam’l and Betsey Thompson

Born 1835

Died June 9, 1855

Aged 20 yr. 7 days

 Cynthia Amelia. Born April 4, 1838 and died in 1925. Cynthia Amelia married Wesley Davison who was born in March 1835 and died in 1900. They were married on March 13, 1856. Their children were:  Arthur, Albert, Adelaide, Clinton, Georgia, Kitty, Belle, Samuel Thompson, Jennie N., Alfred, Anna, Annie and Charles.

 MARY PALMER THOMPSON.  Second wife of Samuel S.  She was born on September 8, 1808 and married Samuel on September 5, 1843. She died on April 12, 1873. They had a son Palmer L.  Palmer died on December 24, 1866. (Suicide) 19 years, 7 mos., 19 days.  Evergreen Book, p. 79.

 Samuel L. Thompson (Son of Samuel S. and grandson of Job and Isabel)

 Samuel Luckey Thompson, son of Samuel Thompson.  Born July 23, 1830.  Married Sophia Robbins in 1856. Sophia died and he married a second wife.  Her name was Melissa Oaks. Their children were Bertha and Ida.

 Estella Thompson.  Daughter of Samuel Luckey and Sophia Thompson. Born August 6, 1857.  Died?

 Ada Thompson.  Daughter of Samuel L. and Sophia Thompson.  Born February 1, 1859.

 Delia Thompson.  Daughter of Samuel L. and Sophia Thompson.  Born February 1, 1861.  Died February 1, 1861.

 Samuel R. Thompson.  Son of Samuel L. and Sophia Thompson.

 Edwin E. Thompson. Son of Samuel L. and Sophia Thompson.  Evergreen Book:  Edwin D. Thompson, 1879-1958. p. 143.

Wife:  Bessie E.  1979-1943

 Maud Thompson. Daughter of Samuel L. and Sophia Thompson.

 Madge Thompson. Daughter of Samuel L. and Sophia Thompson.

 ABEL THOMPSON # 2

 (Son of Abel and Jemima Thompson)

 Abel Thompson #2 (Son of Abel and Jemima Thompson) Born August 14, 1785. Died April 26, 1861. Family record says he was born April 14, 1785.

 Katherine (Caty) Boylan. Wife of Abel Thompson. Born October 7, 1791. Died February 2, 1849. They were married on January 26, 1809. Abel Thompson married his second wife, Sarah Bomer, on December 20, 1849.

 Sarah Bomar Thompson.

 William Boylan Thompson. Son of Abel II and Caty Thompson.  Born October 22, 1809. Died March 24, 1836.

 Eliza Thompson. Daughter of Abel II and Caty Thompson.  Born April 24, 1811.  Died May 1, 1879. She married Daniel Newmaker and their children were: John, Sarah J., Henry, Catherine, Francis.

 Joel Thompson. Son of Abel II and Caty Thompson. Born January 6, 1815. Died December 21, 1846. Married Nancy Simpson.

 Abel Thompson III.  Son of Abel II and Caty Thompson. Born Oct. 31, 1818. Died February 15, 1876. Married Margaret J. Bell. 

 Ransom Smith Thompson.  Son of Abel II and Caty Thompson.  Born October 6, 1820. Married Sarah Sheppard on June 11, 1840.  Died ???

 John W. Thompson.  Son of Abel II and Caty Thompson.  Born May 10, 1822. Died July 24, 1901. Family Record says : Born May 16, 1822. Died July 24, 1902. He married Sarah Bell on January 1, 1846. Sarah Bell was born on March 17, 1828. She died January 12, 1909. She and John W. Thompson’s children were: Hannah Angeline Thompson, born December 18, 1846; Emeline Thompson, born October 28, 1848 and died July 2, 1852; Alvina , born August 8, 1851; Albert Hugh, born October 1, 1853; John Bell, born April 30, 1856 and died March 31, 1858; Perry Newton, born August 3, 1858 and died December 22, 1924. (Buried in Evergreen); William Harvey, born March 15, 1861 (Buried in Evergreen) and Emily Alice, born December 25, 1869.

 Sarah Thompson. Daughter of Abel II and Caty Thompson. Born August 25, 1824. Died January 4, 1870. She married Lorenzo Brakeman on March 11, 1846.

 Aron Thompson. Son of Abel II and Caty Thompson. Born November 1, 1826. Died May 21, 1860.

 Caty Thompson.  Daughter of Abel II and Caty Thompson. Born May 21, 1830.  Died February 14, 1836.

 Mary Thompson. Daughter of Abel II and Caty Thompson. Born August 13, 1835.  Died September 29, 1839.

 Polly Jane Thompson. Daughter of Abel II and Caty Thompson. Born May 29, 1838.  Died????

 Charles Thompson. Son of Abel Ii and Caty Thompson. Born October 31, 1818. Died February 15, 1876.

 Abel II settled in Mercer Co., Pa.

   CALEB THOMPSON

    Caleb Thompson came to Union Township in the year 1802 with the rest of his family.  He was a farmer and a carpenter and joiner who finished many of the first houses in Union City.

    Caleb was a veteran of the War of 1812. Miranda Thompson was his first wife.  She died on January 22, 1837 at age 28, leaving him with two small children. Then he married Clarissa.

 Caleb Thompson.  (Son of Abel and Jemima Thompson) Born January 30, 1790. Died……1863. Family record says that he died October 15, 1863.

 Clarissa Thompson/Died/Apr. 8, 1879/Aged 75 years

Second Wife of Caleb Thompson

1973 Cemetery Readings.

Thompson Burying Ground

Cheney Records

Family Records

 Miranda Thompson

Departed this life in the full triumph of a glorious immortality on the 22nd of January, 1837, Mrs. Miranda Thompson, consort of Mr. Caleb Thompson of Union Township in this county, in the 28th year of her age. She left a husband and two small children.

Erie Gazette  February 2, 1837

Cheney Records.  Old Thompson Burying Ground

 Caleb’s Children:

Nelson. Son of Caleb #1. A clothier, born in 1824. Died May 19, 1863. Aged 39 years. Erie Gazette on June 18, 1863. Probably buried at Thompson Burying Ground.

 Charles C. Caleb’s son. Born in Union City, December 14, 1833. Married Amanda Burroughs.  They had seven children. William H. Thompson, their second son was born in 1858 and died in 1924.  His wife, Alma Watson Thompson, was born in 1866 and died in 1904. Charles Alanson Thompson was born June 24, 1869 in Union City and reared and educated for the most part by his uncle William Putnam.

 Darwin.  Son of Caleb #1. Born in 1843.

 Almont. Son of Caleb #1. Born in 1846.

 Peter. Son of Caleb #1. Born in 1831.

 Almira.  Daughter of Caleb #1. Born 1836.

 Caleb W. Son of Caleb #1. Born in 1844.

 Sarah.  Daughter of Caleb #1. Born in 1849.

 Mary Jane Eggleston, aged 20, born in New York in 1830 was included in the household of Caleb Thompson. She may have been a nanny, as they were well off. Or she could have been the oldest daughter of the household who had married and returned home.

 JOEL THOMPSON

 Joel was a blacksmith and a stonecutter. Along with his father, Abel, hefound boulders in the woods and from them made grinders for the new mills in Union Township.  Joel made most of the tombstones in the township from native stone. And he and Abel also made all of the farming and household utensils for the community.  According to the county histories, Joel was a veteran of the War of 1812, serving under Perry.  He also held the degree of Bachelor of Sciences. Joel Thompson was married three times.  His first wife, Margaret Smith Thompson, died of fever, leaving a daughter, Nancy. A few years later, he married Mary Mulvin and had eight children from this second marriage.  They were:  William, Samuel, Caleb, John W., Charles, Margaret, Jane J. and Lucilla.  After Mary died in December 1868, he married Elizabeth Wilson who survived him. His son Charles died of diarrhea contracted in the army during the Civil War.

 Joel Thompson. (Son of Abel and Jemima Thompson. Born January 14, 1788._____________________David Wilson. Family Records say he died in 1868. Died in Union Tonwship on August 21, 1868. Joel Thompson aged 80 years. Erie Observer September 3, 1868.  August 27, 1868.

 To the Memory/Of/Margaret Thompson/Who died March 27, 1813, Aged/23 years. She was Margaret Smith Thompson, Joel’s first wife.  They were married in 1812.

 Her flesh shall slumber in the ground/

Till the last trumpets______sound/

Then burst her bonds_______/

And in her savior_______/

Of Joel Thompson_______/

She was the c______/

Tis hop’d shes gone________/

Of joys forever new./

She left him and one infant dear/

Her loss for to deplore/

But they’d hopeto meet here whare/

Thares pleasures evermore.

1973 Thompson Cemetery Readings

 Nancy Thompson was the “one infant dear” mentioned in her mother’s epitaph. Her mother died five days after her birth. Nancy was born March 21, 1813 and died November 1895.  She married Daniel Bunting and raised a family. Daniel was born in 1800 and died in 1891. Daniel’s parents were Septama and Samuel Bunting. Samuel was born in Bucks Count, Pa. in 1743.  Septama was the daughter of Edmund and Margaret Cowgill of Burlington, New Jersey. They married at Falls meeting of the Society of Friends in Bucks County.  They came to Erie County about 1797.

   The Buntings had five children.

1. Margaret married in Bucks County

2. Tamazine married in 1812 in Le Boeuf Township, Erie County.  She married Benjamin Cottrell.

3.  John Stockard Bunting was born in 1780 and died in 1856. He married Elizabeth Black (1798-1848) in 1817.

4.  Edmund married May______

5.  Daniel Bunting (1800-1891) He married Nancy Thompson, Joel’s Daughter, in 1833.

 Memorial Of/Mary. Wife of / Joel Thompson/ Who died

Decr. 28, 1868/Aged 65 years.

1973 Cemetery Readings

Cheney Records say 1858.

 JOEL’S OTHER CHILDREN

 Elizabeth and Twin Sister. Children of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson.  Born 1815. Died 1815. Probably in Thompson Burying Ground.

 William J. Thompson. Son of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson.  Born April 1817. Died December 1896.

 Margaret Thompson. Daughter of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson. Born April 1819. Died April 1843.

 Memorial of/Margaret Thompson/

Daughter of Joel/ and Mary Thompson/

Who died April 29, 1843/

Aged 24 years & 18 days

1973 Cemetery Readings. Thompson Burying Ground. Cheney Records say April 29, 1843.

 Samuel Thompson. Son of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson. Born January 1821. Died 1891.

 Jane Jemimah. Daughter of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson.  Born January 1823. Married David Coe.  Died February 24, 1898.

 Caleb.  Son of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson. Born September 1825. Evergreen Book says 1826. Died December 1862. Wife Lucy ann – 1829-1900. 

John Wesley. Son of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson. Born November 1826. Died June 1896. Co. F 168th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Abraham Lincoln Thompson was his son.  Evergreen Book.

 Joel Halton. Son of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson. Born April 1829.  Died October 1863.

 Sarah Isobel and Twin sister. Daughters of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson.  Born April 1831. Died May 1833.

 Lucilla.  Daughter of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson. Born August 1833.  Died 1878.

 Carl Abel. Son of Joel and Mary Mulvin Thompson. Born June 1838.  Died in 1862.

 ABEL AND JEMIMA’S DAUGHTERS

     SARAH

Sarah Thompson. Daughter of Abel and Jemima Thompson. Born November 10, 1792. Died February 24, 1862. Married Aaron Boylan II on December 20, 1809. They were married by Hugh Wilson, Esq.

 Children of Sarah and Aaron Boylan II

 Pheby Boylan. Born September 18, 1810.

 Levina Boylan. Born May 27, 1812. Died February 12, 1874.

 An infant son. Born December 27, 1813. Died December 27, 1813.

 An infant son. Born January 5, 1816. Died January 5, 1816.

 Caleb Boylan. Born September 29, 1821. Died September 10, 1840.

 Two infant sons.  Born May 23, 1826. Died May 23, 1826.

 Jemima Jane Boylan. Born June 1, 1830. Died May 20, 1858.  Married Lou Ballard.

 Catherine Louise Boylan. Born May 18, 1834. Died February 15, 1858. Married D.A. Brakeman.

 Margaret Marinda.  Born August 29, 1837. Died September 12, 1837.

     MARY

Mary Thompson. Born January 1, 1781.  Died January 27, 1815.  The family records say  Born June 17, 1781 and Died June 27, 1815. She married Conrad Kile.  They could be in the Thompson Burying Ground as there are several local connections.

 Mary and Conrad Kile’s children:

 Betsey, daughter of Mary Thompson and Conrad Kile.  She was born on March 7, 1797. She married Nat Cottrell.

 Nancy, Joel’s daughter by Margaret Smith Thompson married Daniel Bunting.  According to a genealogy in the Erie Gazette of April 24, 1873, Daniel’s sister Tamazine Bunting married Benjamin Cottrell in Lebouef Township in Erie County in 1812.

Their children were:  Elizabeth, Martha, and Septama.  Septama was born in 1817 and married James S. Moore in 1846. One of their children was James E. Moore who was born in 1847.  He married Nancy Betts and had a son James G. Moore. Daniel Buntings’ brother John Stockdale Bunting was born in 1780 and died in 1856.  In 1817 he married Elizabeth Black who was born in 1798 and died in 1848.  Their children were Mary Ann (1818-1843); Nancy (1819-1899) who married Merrick Purdy; and Levi (1821-1894) who married Nancy A. Range (1825-1911).  In Evergreen Cemetery is buried Levi C. Bunting (1854-1936) and Amanda A. (1854-1938) the next generation.

 Henry Myers was a Revolutionary War soldier who had a daughter named Nancy Ann.  She married John Range Jr.  John Range Senior had served as a first lieutenant of the 5th Co. 4th Bat. York County, Pa.  He was the first white settler east of the Allegheny within the lands of Forest County, Pa.  He established a farm at what is now Tionesta, Pa. in 1816.

John Range Sr. emigraed from Adams County, where he settled immediately after the war. Being successful in business, he acquired considerable property.  One of his sons, John Jr. , born on April 8, 1772, married Nancy Ann Myers on April 12, 1798. Nancy Ann Myers was born June 4, 1784 and died December 8, 1860. She is the Aunt Nancy Range that Arch Bristow writes about in OLD TIME TALES OF WARREN COUNTY.  He describes her as an herb doctor and medicine lady and says that she is buried in “a hilltop cemetery outside of Union City.”  Because of these  family connections, it is possible she is buried in the Thompson Cemetery.

 Jemima, daughter of Mary Thompson and Conrad Kile.  Born Feb.12, 1799. She married Isaac Moore, a blacksmith and a miner. Their grave inscriptions are in Tallmadge Cemetery.

Isaac Moore/Died March 22, 1857. Wife:  Jemima, qu.v. Jemima/Wife of IsaacMoore/Died/ March 14, 1868/Aged 70 years.

 Inscription, Asbury Cemetery, Union Township.  James S. Moore/Died/May 11, 1870. Aged 64 years. Their son?  Inscription. Asbury Cemetery,Union Twop. S.S. Moore. Died April 22, 1851. Aged 78 years. On the lot with James S. Moore, q.v.

   There is probably a Revolutionary War connection here too, because:  Donation Lands. Robert Moore. Treasurer’s sale of unseated lands.  Erie Gazette, Sat. March 4, 1820.  Union Township. Donation lands. Names:  Robert Moore; tract 187; acres, 500; years, 1818-19; tax, 9.69.

 Job, son of Mary Thompson and Conrad Kile.  Born December 13, 1800.  Married Miss Holloway.

Abel.  Born December 3, 1802.  Unmarried.  He is possibly buried at the Thompson Burying Ground.

John.  Born February 8, 1805.  He married and had ten children.  He was killed by Indians while on his way to California.

 Conrad, Jr.  Born February 26, 1807.  Married in Philadelphia.

 Sarah, daughter of Mary Thompson and Conrad Kile.  Born May 5, 1810.  She married John Dunham.  A Daneil Dunham came into Union Township in 1836 from New York State.  He died in Union on April 21, 1849.  Mrs. Daniel, wife of Daniel Dunham, of Union, Erie Gazette, May 3, 1849. The Evergreen Cemetery Book p. 74, has a J.C. Dunham lot.  On p. 75 is Daniel Dunham.  He died on April 22, 1849. A.E. 59 years and 7 days.  Elizabeth, wife of John Dunham/Died June 26, 1845/Aged 87 yrs 11 months.  If Sarah had married this John Dunham she could have died young?  In childbirth? She probably is buried in the Thompson Burying grounds then.  There is no record of her at Evergreen.

Mary, daughter of Mary Thompson and Conrad Kile.  She was born June 25, 1812.  She married Robert Emerson.  She died September 18, 1881 at Union City, Pa.  Had children or child.  He died in December 9, 1889 in Union City.   His father Abram Emerson came into Union Township in 1821 from New York State.

 These Emersons could be at Thompson Burying Ground:

 Isaac M. Emerson. Inscription, Asbury Cemetery, Union Township.  Isaac M. Emerson.  1831-1914.

Wife:  Sarah L.  q.v.

Mary Emerson. Inscription, Asbury Cemetery. Union Township.  Mary/Wife of Robert Emerson/Died/September 17, 1881/Aged 80 years.

 Robert Emerson/Died/December 9, 1889. Aged 81 years

Wife:  Mary, q.v.

Sarah L. Emerson/1841-1898

Wife of Isaac M., q.v.

  TAMAR GRAY AMES THOMPSON

Tamar Gray Ames Thompson.  Born March 2, 1757. Second wife of Abel #1.  Married 1821.

Abel’s Children by Tamar: Robert Gray‑July 7, 1822. Daughter‑1824‑1825.

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9 Responses to Some Basic Thompson Genealogy

  1. branchenbuch says:

    What a nice post. I really love reading these types or articles. I can?t wait to see what others have to say.

  2. basil/nora a thompson says:

    I ‘am looking for a henery s. thompson 1872???? Help!!

  3. do you have any information on a gideon matteson or
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    any info would sure help. thanks. prayers, diane
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  4. Very interesting and useful information, thanks!

  5. Robert Manross says:

    Mary, daughter of Mary Thompson and Conrad Kile. She was born June 25, 1812. She married Robert Emerson. She died September 18, 1881 at Union City, Pa. Had children or child. He died in December 9, 1889 in Union City. His father Abram Emerson came into Union Township in 1821 from New York State.

    These Emersons could be at Thompson Burying Ground:

    Isaac M. Emerson. Inscription, Asbury Cemetery, Union Township. Isaac M. Emerson. 1831-1914.

    Wife: Sarah L. q.v.

    Mary Emerson. Inscription, Asbury Cemetery. Union Township. Mary/Wife of Robert Emerson/Died/September 17, 1881/Aged 80 years.

    Robert Emerson/Died/December 9, 1889. Aged 81 years

    Wife: Mary, q.v.

    Sarah L. Emerson/1841-1898

    Wife of Isaac M., q.v.

    My GG Grandfather was Isaac M. Emerson – I am Interested in the information posted. Please Email off line – Thank you.

  6. j. elvebak says:

    Concerning Caleb Thompson (1790-1863) censuses from 1850 & 1860 show Rebecca Sturdevant living with Caleb and Clarissa. Rebecca Sturdevant was Clarissa’s mother. Clarissa Sturdevant was first married to Quartus Eggleston. Mary Jane Eggleston was not the nanny but Clarissa’s surviving daughter from this union.

  7. Dan Eggleston says:

    I would like to confirm j. elvebak’s comment above regarding Clarissa Thompson. Clarissa’s maiden name was Sturdevant and she married Quartus (Quentin, Guestus) Eggleston in Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut on 25 March 1824. They relocated to the Syracuse, N.Y. area (perhaps Tully). They had a son Harvey Hurd Eggleston b. 2 April 1827 and a daughter Mary Jane b. about 1830. The Mary Jane Eggleston living in the household in 1850 is indeed the daughter of Clarissa Sturdevant Egglestson Thompson from her marriage to Quartus Eggleston. Quartus Eggleston and Clarissa Sturdevant are my 4th great grandparents. Thank you for this Thompson information. I would love to learn if anyone else coming across this page has additional information on Quartus (Quinten, Guestus) Eggleston as I have very limited information on him.
    Dan Eggleston – email: red66charger@yahoo.com

  8. LInda Diver says:

    Very interesting. I’ve just discovered that my maternal side of the family originated in this area. My mother’s Grandmother was Jennie Cottrell, dau of Nathanial Ichabod Cottrell Jr. and Mary Moore (dau of James and Lucy Moore of Greenfield). Nathaniel & Mary Moore married in Waterford, PA and Jennie was born in Union City. Somehow Nathaniel Ichabod Cottrell Jr. was related to the Ormsbee’s of Union City

  9. Thank you for providing this wonderful resource on our Thompson Clan. The Thompson’s have a clan reunion every couple of years in Grove City, PA at the city park. It began sometime in the 1870-1880s and a recent reunion I attended was referred to as the 124th! It began as the Double-Cousins Family Reunion involving the Able K + Katy Boyland family and the Aaron Boylan III + Sarah Thompson family. Brother & Sister of Boylan and Thompson married into each other’s family tree.

    If you are interested, contact me at the following email address and I will put you in touch with the family genealogist: Steph_Thomps_98@Hotmail.com

    Allow me to provide additional details correcting the information you have on Able K Thompson (Jr.) and one of his son’s, Joel Thompson. They are my ancestors.

    Able K Thompson is referred to as “went west”. Actually he stayed in the western Pennsylvania area. He married Catherine “Katy” Boylan and had a large family. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Clark, Mercer County, PA. Follow Road 58 NW out of Mercer, PA. It is up on a hill prior to descending down into the river valley where Greenville, PA is located. You may find his memorial on FindAGrave.com Able K Thompson 1785-1861. There are a couple of pictures of his memorial headstone placed there by his descendants at the 1926 Reunion.

    Joel Thompson, Able K’s son, is listed above as marrying Nancy McDonald Simpson and then dying in 1841. This is incorrect. My sources show his birth on 09 Feb 1813. He did marry Nancy Simpson. They had six children and in the mid 1840s moved to the Chicago, IL area from Union City, PA. The Simpson Family shows the two of them returning to the Unions City area upon the death of Nancy’s grandmother to collect a small inheritance.

    The US Census records place Joel and Nancy in November 1850 near Chicago. However, on July 4, 1851 Joel is marrying Mariah (Griswold) Skeel. Something must have happened to Nancy. In the 1860 US Census, Aurora, IL (western suburb of Chicago) shows Joel, Mariah, their two young children, 2 of Joel’s children from his first marriage, and a sister of Mariah’s.

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