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Another branch of the Thompson tree in Mid-coast Maine
« on: March 04, 2009, 08:19:59 AM »
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From:
History of Brunswick, Topsham, and Harpswell, Maine: Including the Ancient Territory Known as Pejepscot
By George Augustus Wheeler, Henry Warren Wheeler
Published by A. Mudge & sons, printers, 1878

Page 857

THOMPSON

According to the family tradition three brothers of this name, Benjamin, Thomas, and James, came to this country from Ireland. Benjamin and James settled in York. Thomas, in 1718, settled in Biddeford.

James Thompson, son of the James above mentioned, was b. in Kittery, Feb. 22, 1707. He came to Brunswick from Biddeford about the year 1739, and settled at New Meadows. He m. 1st. Reliance Hinkley, Apr. 13, 1732. She d. May 23, 1751. He m. 2d, Mrs. Lydia [Brown] Harris of Ipswich, Dec. 13, 1751. She d. Feb. 10, 1764. He m. 3d, Mary Higgins, Mch. 22, 1764. She d. May 23, 1790. He d. in Topsham, Sept. 22, 1791. Ch. by first wife: — Elizabeth, b. Mch. 13, 1733, m. Daniel Weed; Samuel (Biog.), b. Mch. 22, 1735, was brigadier-general in the Revolution; James, b. Feb. 7, 1737, d. in infancy; Reliance, b. June 27, 1738, m. James Edgecomb; Adrian, b. Mch. 29, 1740; Rachel, b. June 8, 1741, m. James Curtis; Ruth, b. May 27, 1748. m. Daniel Curtis; Aaron, b. May 20, 1745, sailed for Ireland at age of 22, and never heard from; Isaiah, b. April 17, 1747; James, b. May 22, 1750. Ch. by second wife were : — Benjamin, b. Oct. 26, 1753; Jemima, b. Oct. 18, 1755, m. John Ham, son of Tobias Ham; Ezekiel, b. Sept. 16, 1757, m. Priscilla Purinton, of Harpswell; Sarah, b. Sept. 16, 1760, m. Theophilus Hinkley: Ruth and Rachel, b. Dec. 29, 1763: Rachel d. in Infancy; Ruth m. Robert, son of her father's brother, Cornelius Thompson.

By reference to the list of early settlers in the Appendix, it will be seen that there were several others of the Thompson family who settled at New Meadows in the same year. They were probably either brothers or cousins. James and Cornelius were brothers.

Alexander Thompson was b. at Arundel Aug. 27, 1757; m. Lydia Wildes, of Arundel, April 8, 1784. Moved to Topsham in 1785. He d. Feb. 23, 1820, she d. April 8, 1864. Ch. were:—Jane, b. Nov. 7, 1785, m. Maj. Nathaniel Walker; Eunice, b. March 17, 1788, m. Gen. John Wilson; Lydia, b. April 17, 1790, m. Elias Pierce; Hannah, b. June 1, 1792, m. Calvin Fairbanks; John, b. Aug. 11, 1794, m. Mary Mustard; Alpheus B., b. Jan. 24, 1797, m. at Santa Barbara, Francisca Carrillo; Mary, b. Apr. 9, 1799, single; Wildes T., b. March 20, 1801, m. Wealthy Robinson; Dixey W., b. May 2, 1803, m. Sarah E. Purinton; Francis A., b. June 27, 1807, m. at Bath.

There are other branches of the family in Topsham and Brunswick of which no account has been furnished us.

Appendix I. (pg 868) - Early Settlers in New Meadows (Brunswick)

Thompson, Alexander    1739 .... New Meadows.
    Benjamin            1739 .... do.
    Cornelius            1739 .... do.
    James       1739 .... do.
    Joseph       1739 .... do.
    Peter       1717 .... Lot 6.
    Samuel       1752 .... New Meadows.

Appendix I (pg 872) - Early Settlers in Topsham

Thoms, William       1752 .... Lot 6.
      William, Jr    1752 .... Lot 10.

Thompson, Benjamin    about 1738 .... Lot 7.
           Samuel    1773.... Lots 48, 49, 52, 53.

Appendix I (pg 874) - Early Settlers in Harpswell

Thompson, Joseph    1747 .... Sebascodigan Island.

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Stu