James and Samuel Thompson came from Londonderry, Mass., and settled within the limits of the present town of Holden, Mass., in 1718. They were Scotch Irish, and both died in 1755. Thomas, son of Samuel, married and settled in Royalston; Mass., in 1769. His wife died and he married again, about 1782, and soon after came to Keene, residing just south of the chairfactory. He reared a family of eight children, six sons,-Thomas, Isaac, Aaron, Daniel, John and Luther,-and two daughters. His son Daniel bought the “Statia farm” about 1823, where he spent the remainder of his life. His children are Mrs. Daniel Ellis, Mrs. Albert E. Nims, and Daniel P. Thompson. of Keene, Mrs. George W. Ellis, of Swanzey, Benjamin F., of Springfield, Mass., William H., of Geneva, Ia., and Mrs. Roland Brewer, of Hartford, Conn.
Biographical Sketch of James Thompson
MLA Source Citation:Hurd, Duane Hamilton. History of Cheshire and Sullivan counties, New Hampshire. Philadelphia: J. W. Lewis. 1886. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 27 January 2015. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/new-hampshire/biographical-sketch-of-james-thompson-2.htm - Last updated on Aug 19th, 2012
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