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Thomas Thompson

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9 generations/291 family members
« on: September 30, 2015, 04:19:37 PM »
John Thomson, b1744, d1820. Northbridge Mass. m Medway Coble 2 dau 4 sons.
Samuel Thomson, b 9 1769, d 4 1843. Alstead, NH. m Susanna Allen.3 dau, 5 sons. great Doctor; his  book 1835 "New Guiide to Health"
 Samuel, farmer in MI.
 John , Doctor went to Europe.
 Cyrus, Alstead, b 1797, m Maria Mayo
 Joel, b 1/11/1795, d?, m ? 2 dau, 2 Vermont.
   Mary E. b1822, m Alexander Spencer
   Samuel H. b 11/16/1826 m Marguerite Spencer
   Amelia M. b 11/16/1830 m Chas Colby
   Joel Edwin, b 11/30/1824, d 6/12/1903, Shalersville OH, m Maria Jane McBride, b 7/26/1824, d 10/21/1917
    moved to Dekalb IN in 1847. The young couple drove an ox team to Cleveland, OH. and went by steamer to Toledo, OH. From there they embarked in a canal boat to Ft. Wayne,IN. acquired two ox teams which they drove north to DeKalb County. before settling in Smithfield Twp, about 5 miles nw of Waterloo In.
     Celina b 12/11/1846, d 11/22/1853
     Almira A., b 9/5/1849 d 11/5/1872
     Infant son b 4/5/1852
     Francis Edwin, b 5/12/1853, d 7/26/1893
     Ida Alice, b 3/5/1856, d 4/8/1935
     Charles Sterling, b 2/21/1859, d 4/3/1932
     Elva Lillian, b 10/2/1864, d 9/6/1937

      Sr. Samuel Thomson's Ointment (Grandpa's Salve) as perfected by Dr. Samuel Thomson, has been somewhat of a family tradition and has been handed down through the succeeding generations of the Thomson family. The receipe is as follows:
  Place 1 1/2 pounds of lard in pan
   Add 3/4 pound rosin
   Add 1/2 pound beeswax
   Add 1 oz oil of spike (?)
   simmer until all is melted. Set back to cool and the salve is ready to use.


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Re: 9 generations/291 family members
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 11:49:50 PM »
In reading the "recipe" that was handed down....I noticed .....oil of spike....

In painting (oil based paints is all I'm familiar with) we used to use lavender oil because the turpentine smelled so strong in close quarters AND it was supposed to not evaporate as fast as turpentine. I remember a teacher calling it spike oil....or something like that.

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Re: 9 generations/291 family members
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 10:14:59 AM »
Tom, what a coincidence! I live in Linwood, MA which is a village within the town of Northbridge. That being said, since my family originated in mid-coast Maine I doubt there is a close family connection.
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