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Graham Thompson

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Graham Thompson
« on: January 22, 2008, 07:53:22 PM »
Ok Here is what I have so far for my history. If anything pops out please just throw it out there.

Ancestors of Graham Thompson

Generation No. 1

   1.  Graham Thompson  He was the son of 2. Nicholas Joseph Thompson and 3. Alaina Lynn Kopeschny.

Generation No. 2

   2.  Nicholas Joseph Thompson, born XXXXX in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He was the son of 4. Eric Nicholas Thompson and 5. Elsie Olga Belbas.  He married 3. Alaina Lynn Kopeschny.
   3.  Alaina Lynn Kopeschny, born XXXXX in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She was the daughter of 6. Alvin Kopeschny and 7. Lynn Sharon Wilkie.
   
Child of Nicholas Thompson and Alaina Kopeschny is:
   1   i.   Graham Thompson


Generation No. 3

   4.  Eric Nicholas Thompson, born 18 Sep 1923 in Rosewood, Manitoba, Canada; died 03 May 1994.  He was the son of 8. Wilbert Alan Thompson and 9. Dora Mabel Irwin.  He married 5. Elsie Olga Belbas.
   5.  Elsie Olga Belbas, born 23 Apr 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; died 14 Dec 2002.  She was the daughter of 10. Wasyl Belbas and 11. Anna Prodan.
   
Child of Eric Thompson and Elsie Belbas is:
   2   i.   Nicholas Joseph Thompson, born 22 Jul 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; married Alaina Lynn Kopeschny.


   6.  Alvin Kopeschny, born 07 Mar 1942 in Kronstal, USSR.  He was the son of 12. Ignatz Kopeschny and 13. Anna Wilms.  He married 7. Lynn Sharon Wilkie.
   7.  Lynn Sharon Wilkie, born 18 Nov 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She was the daughter of 14. Ernest Douglas Wilkie and 15. Audry Isabel Buchanan.
   
Child of Alvin Kopeschny and Lynn Wilkie is:
   3   i.   Alaina Lynn Kopeschny, born 27 May 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; married Nicholas Joseph Thompson.


Generation No. 4

   8.  Wilbert Alan Thompson, born 21 Jan 1891 in Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 20 Feb 1979.  He was the son of 16. Joseph Thompson and 17. Lucinda Johnson.  He married 9. Dora Mabel Irwin.
   9.  Dora Mabel Irwin, born 23 Jan 1894 in Rosewood, Manitoba, Canada; died 21 Feb 1979.
   
Child of Wilbert Thompson and Dora Irwin is:
   4   i.   Eric Nicholas Thompson, born 18 Sep 1923 in Rosewood, Manitoba, Canada; died 03 May 1994; married Elsie Olga Belbas.


   10.  Wasyl Belbas, born 13 Mar 1899 in Austria; died 27 Feb 1987.  He married 11. Anna Prodan.
   11.  Anna Prodan, born 03 Mar 1902 in Austria; died 07 Jan 1940.
   
Child of Wasyl Belbas and Anna Prodan is:
   5   i.   Elsie Olga Belbas, born 23 Apr 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; died 14 Dec 2002; married Eric Nicholas Thompson.


   12.  Ignatz Kopeschny, born 21 Dec 1906 in Kronstal, USSR; died 1982.  He married 13. Anna Wilms.
   13.  Anna Wilms, born 01 Mar 1910 in Osterwick, USSR; died 02 Sep 1995.
   
Child of Ignatz Kopeschny and Anna Wilms is:
   6   i.   Alvin Kopeschny, born 07 Mar 1942 in Kronstal, USSR; married Lynn Sharon Wilkie.


   14.  Ernest Douglas Wilkie, born 20 Mar 1913 in Shellmouth, Manitoba, Canada; died 26 Mar 1982.  He married 15. Audry Isabel Buchanan.
   15.  Audry Isabel Buchanan, born 20 Jul 1922 in Nepawa, Manitoba, Canada.
   
Child of Ernest Wilkie and Audry Buchanan is:
   7   i.   Lynn Sharon Wilkie, born 18 Nov 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; married Alvin Kopeschny.


Generation No. 5

   16.  Joseph Thompson, born 19 Apr 1849 in Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1931 in White Mouth, Manitoba, Canada.  He was the son of 32. Joseph Oxley Thompson and 33. Mary Catherine Dixon.  He married 17. Lucinda Johnson 01 Jul 1874.
   17.  Lucinda Johnson, born 1855 in Nova Scotia, Canada.
   
Child of Joseph Thompson and Lucinda Johnson is:
   8   i.   Wilbert Alan Thompson, born 21 Jan 1891 in Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 20 Feb 1979; married Dora Mabel Irwin.


Generation No. 6

   32.  Joseph Oxley Thompson, born 20 Jun 1806 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.  He was the son of 64. Ralph B. Thompson and 65. Mary Dobson.  He married 33. Mary Catherine Dixon.
   33.  Mary Catherine Dixon, born 20 Jun 1810; died Aft. 1881.
   
Children of Joseph Thompson and Mary Dixon are:
   16   i.   Joseph Thompson, born 19 Apr 1849 in Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1931 in White Mouth, Manitoba, Canada; married Lucinda Johnson 01 Jul 1874.
      ii.   Mary Ann Thompson, born 05 Nov 1828 in Nova Scotia, Canada; died 16 Apr 1835 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.
      iii.   Ralph Thompson, born 08 Sep 1830 in Nova Scotia, Canada.
      iv.   Matilda Thompson, born 20 Oct 1832 in Nova Scotia, Canada; died 03 Dec 1844 in Nova Scotia, Canada.
      v.   Letitia Thompson, born 16 Nov 1843 in Nova Scotia, Canada.
      vi.   Matilda Thompson, born 16 Nov 1843 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1848 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.
      vii.   Evelina Thompson, born 14 Sep 1845 in Little River, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia; died 29 Mar 1930 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Generation No. 7

   64.  Ralph B. Thompson, born 25 Sep 1775 in Jolicure, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; died 07 Jan 1865 in River Phillip, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.  He was the son of 128. Richard Thompson and 129. Dorothy Patton.  He married 65. Mary Dobson 22 Oct 1801 in Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.
   65.  Mary Dobson, born 1783 in Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; died 18 Aug 1845 in Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.  She was the daughter of 130. George Dobson and 131. Ann Christiana Somers.

Notes for Ralph B. Thompson:
Ralph and Mary Thompson lived in Oxford for the first 14 years of there marrage,six of there children were born there.In 1815 he bought a farm in the Conn's Mill area between Oxford and Pugwash,and there 5 more children were born to them.In 1980 the farm is owned by another Ralph Thompson,a great-great Grandson of the first Ralph.After Ralph moved to Conn's Mills his brother Richard and Mark lived in Oxford,probably involved in the operation of there fathers sawmill.One of there decendents was involved in establishing the Oxford Woolen Mills which remained in business for many years.According to a 1948 copy of the Oxford Journal,Ralph Thompson sponsored a Baptist Church in Oxford,his son James gave the lot that this church was built.The building is now occupied by the Church of the Nazerene..
   
Children of Ralph Thompson and Mary Dobson are:
   32   i.   Joseph Oxley Thompson, born 20 Jun 1806 in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; married Mary Catherine Dixon.
      ii.   Miles Thompson, born 1801; died 02 Mar 1886.
      iii.   George Dobson Thompson, born 13 Oct 1802; died 24 Apr 1883.
      iv.   Richard Thompson, born 22 Jul 1804.
      v.   Amelia Thompson, born 29 May 1808; died 06 Mar 1896.
      vi.   William M Thompson, born 30 Jan 1810; died 1892.
      vii.   Abraham Dobson Thompson, born 25 Aug 1812; died 06 Jul 1879.
      viii.   Mary Thompson, born 25 Feb 1818; died 1877.
      ix.   Elizabeth Thompson, born 27 Feb 1820; died 1898.
      x.   Ralph Thompson, born 1821.
      xi.   James Chappell Thompson, born 1826; died 1894.
      xii.   Edward Thompson, born 02 Apr 1827; died 1918.


Generation No. 8

   128.  Richard Thompson, born 1744 in England; died 10 Oct 1821 in Oxford, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.  He was the son of 256. John Thompson and 257. Mary Sunley.  He married 129. Dorothy Patton.
   129.  Dorothy Patton, born 1750 in Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland; died 1830 in Nova Scotia, Canada.  She was the daughter of 258. Mark Patton.

Notes for Richard Thompson:
Richard Thompson ,the founder of the Town of Oxford,Cumberland County,NS,is the first Thompson we have a record of.He was born in Yorkshire,England in 1744,A tennent on the Estate of a Lord Bruce.
    England was in a state of depression in the 1760's following years of war,estate taxes were high and rents of tennent farmers had greatly increased causing hardship and discontentment.At this time thousands of acres of land in Nova Scotia were being granted to men of influence and speculators with the hope that they could persuade farmers to emigrate to Nova Scotia.
     In 1764 a grant of 20,000 acres was given to Michael Franklin in the River Hebert -Chignecto Isthmus of Cumberland County,which became known as Franklin Manor.The area had been in the possession of French Settlers,in 1755 it was lost by France to England and the outcome was the expulsion of the Acadians.
Richard and Dorthy [Patton] Thompson
Richard Thompson   1744-Oct 10 1821
Married  December 4 1774
Dorthy Patton [no statistics]
    Richard Thompson was born in Yorkshire England in 1744 .He arrived in Halifax NS in 1774 on a ship bringing settlers destined for Franklin Manor in the Chignecto Isthmus of Cumberland County,Nova Scotia..He settled on land in the Pointe de Bute area ,close to the present boundry of the Province of New Brunswick. On December 4 1774,he married Dorthy Patton,daughter of Mark and Sarah Patton,settlers from the New England States. They were of Irish decent. The story is that she was attending school in Boston,and had to return home to care for her mother who was ill.
She and Richard met at some time in 1774,and were married in December of that year

Richard and Dorthy Thompson lived in Pointe de Bute until 1791. They left there when there son Ralph was 17 years old,Richard 15 and Mark 13. They came down the coast of Nova Scotia by ship and went up the River Philip to where it meets the Black River.At this site on Febuary 1st 1792 he bought 1500 acres from William Allan for 70 Pounds Sterling.This was part of the Allan Family land grant of 1785. It is now the location of the Town of Oxford NS.
There he built a log dwelling for his family. He later received a Government Grant of 60 pounds to assist in the building of a saw mill. This was the first sawmill in the area and was powered by a water wheel.
   Newcomers settled along River Philip,the place was first known as River Philip,then Head of the Tide,and also Slab Town,because of the piles of slabs from the mill. In 1867,the year of Confederation,it was offically named Oxford
Richard built the first frame  house in Oxford ,it was two stories high, and had 5 old fashioned fire places.[In the 1980's the site is occupied by the local curling rink].The sawmill operation was a success and Richard prospered.In 1820 he gave a lot of land for the town's first grave yard, and in 1854 his son Richard gave the adjoining lot for a Methodest Church ,which was built in 1855.In 1916 a monument was erected in the old grave yard inscribed-
In Memory of Richard Thompson
The First Settler and Pionier of Oxford
who Died in 1821,aged 77 years
Erected 1916
When visiting Oxford in 1945 I saw Richard's grave stone inscribed "I shall go to him but he shall not return to me
Samuel 2,13-23",and wondered if it had been placed by his wife Dorthy.I could not find a stone for Dorthy and have no knowlage of the date of her death.When I visited in 1975,I found Richards stone broken and discarded.This first cemetry was used 1820-1875,now it is a small park like area with all the stones removed,only the Monument to Richard Thompson remains,on the ajoining lot a United Church now stands..
   The 1791 Capitation Report for River Philip shows that Richard Thompson paid a tax of 2 shillings,6 pence,in 1795 he paid 8 shillings,his signature is on the report. The old Capitation Tax records list only the name of the head of the household and the number of males and females of the dwelling.The English monetery system was in effect for a number of years until the 1800's.In those years one pound was worth many,many times it's present day value,1980.

   
Children of Richard Thompson and Dorothy Patton are:
   64   i.   Ralph B. Thompson, born 25 Sep 1775 in Jolicure, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; died 07 Jan 1865 in River Phillip, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; married Mary Dobson 22 Oct 1801 in Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.
      ii.   Anna Thompson, born 12 Mar 1777.
      iii.   Mark Thompson, born 23 Apr 1779.
      iv.   Eleanor Thompson, born 20 Oct 1780; died 1869.
      v.   Dorothy Thompson, born 21 Apr 1782; died 11 Apr 1871.
      vi.   Richard Thompson, born 09 Feb 1784; died 05 Feb 1865.
      vii.   Charlotte Leticia Thompson, born 09 Jan 1788; died 22 Jul 1879.
      viii.   Abigal A Thompson, born 05 Mar 1790; died 1882.
      ix.   Mary Thompson, born 01 May 1792 in Oxford, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 21 Jun 1826.


   130.  George Dobson  He married 131. Ann Christiana Somers.
   131.  Ann Christiana Somers
   
Child of George Dobson and Ann Somers is:
   65   i.   Mary Dobson, born 1783 in Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; died 18 Aug 1845 in Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada; married Ralph B. Thompson 22 Oct 1801 in Point de Bute, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada.


Generation No. 9

   256.  John Thompson, born in Skelton-in-Cleveland, Yorkshire, England.  He married 257. Mary Sunley.
   257.  Mary Sunley, born 28 Mar 1703 in Guiseborough, Yorkshire, England.
   
Children of John Thompson and Mary Sunley are:
   128   i.   Richard Thompson, born 1744 in England; died 10 Oct 1821 in Oxford, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada; married Dorothy Patton.
      ii.   Mary Thompson, born 18 May 1734.
      iii.   Jane Thompson, born 27 Dec 1737.
      iv.   Ann Thompson, born 1740; died 29 Jan 1800.


   258.  Mark Patton
   
Children of Mark Patton are:
   129   i.   Dorothy Patton, born 1750 in Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland; died 1830 in Nova Scotia, Canada; married Richard Thompson.
      ii.   Mary Patton, married John Allan; born 14 Jan 1747 in Edinborough, Scotland.

Notes for John Allan:
  Mary Patton married John Allan of Inverma Farm,Pointe de Bute,NB. The book "Forts of Chignecto" by Clarance Webster published in 1863 states that " the best preseved portion of a old French road,ten feet wide,is on Inverma Farm and runs from near the house to Bloody Ridge,a distance of 300 yards.
   John Allan,later known as Rebel John Allan was born in Edinburgh Scotland,January 14 1747,the son of a Officer in the army of King George II of England.He came to Halifax with his parents in 1749,and was educated in Mass,USA.
   In 1767 he was living in Cumberland County Nova Scotia and in 1770 was elected to the County Assembly and appointed Sheriff,holding this position until 1776. After their marrage Mary and John Allan lived on Inverma Farm.
    At the time of the American War of Independance John Allan's sympathy was with the New England States. In 1776 a meeting was held in his home,attended by many settlers also anxious for Nova Scotia to become an American State. January 4 1777,Allan went to Washington's headquarters and spoke to the Continental Congress. He was appointed a Infantry Colonel,and Superintendent of Indians. In1777-1778 he and a Colonel Jonathan Eddy led severial uprising's in Nova Scotia which were defeated. Allan was declared a traitor and fled to Maine to escape arrest.
    English troops invaded Inverma Farm and fighting took place. Fires were set by the soldiers and many of the farm buildings destroyed. Mary and her children hid in the woods for several days,her father Mark Patton,came to her rescue and took them into his home. Mary was arrested and taken to Halifax and detained for 7 to 8 months,she was finally released and allowed to join her husband in Maine. Allan retained his rank as Colonel and also his position as Supt of Indians[it was important that the indians were loyal to the American cause]with his headquarters in Machais,Maine. He was given a grant of land in the Ohio Valley but continued to live in Maine.He was said to be a Merchant on Allan's Island for a time and also lived Lubec ,Maine. In 1783 he resigned his Commision and moved to Lubec Mills where he died Febuary 7 1805,at the age of 58 years.[Much of the information on John Allan came from a Encyclopedia and books in the Vancouver Library.. We have no further information on the Patton Family or Mary Allan after she was allowed to join her husband in Maine.They lived in a time of much trouble and divided family loyalties. It is hoped that in a time of peace they were able to see relitives in Nova Scotia again.Maine is next to New Brunswick,so perhaps they kept in touch..


« Last Edit: January 23, 2008, 08:56:39 AM by Forum_mgr »
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Booner

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Re: Graham Thompson
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008, 10:15:41 PM »
outstanding Graham!!!!

really nice to see this.

u b gud,

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008, 04:30:12 AM »
Graham, are your grandparents still around???    Why don't you show this to your parents, and grandparents, and see what they know about it.  I never realized what I had until I lost my grandmother.  At her funeral (she was 98), we all told the stories that she told us and then wrote them down.  I think it is outstanding Graham that you are taking such an interest in this at such a young age.  I did not start until my late 40's.

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Re: Graham Thompson
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 12:40:15 PM »
Thanks but my garndparent both died, and my parents only know what we have in our family tree book. Which is only back to the late 1800's.
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Re: Graham Thompson
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2008, 11:32:39 AM »
Hey Graham,

It is good to see your kin up. I see that you have a Patton from Ireland; Dorthy Patton, I have some Patton's that came in my family from Ireland. Maybe they might just be related.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2008, 12:02:54 PM »
that is pretty cool guys.  One of the most fun parts of sharing your information is finding "cousins".  I have obtained photos that I never knew existed through my long lost cousins..........I just love it when someone contacts me!

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