Biographical Sketch of Hiram Thompson

Thompson, Hiram, New Haven, was born in Hector, Tompkins county, N. Y., on October 1, 1830. He was married December 28,1858, to Electa S. Young, a daughter of Heman and Sally (Camp) Young. They have had three children — Leslie H. and Volnie J., both deceased, and one daughter, Ettie A., now living. Hiram was a son of James and Abigail (Eldred) Thompson, who had a family of nine children — Emma (Mrs. A. B. Rose); M. Jane (Mrs. R. T. Bristol); Abigail (Mrs. Abel Bristol); Julia A. (now the widow of Dr. Hathaway, of Milton, Vt.); Rhoda A. (Mrs. B. J. Curler); Alpa (Mrs. Robert Curler); and Alfred J., all now living. Hiram’s paternal grandfather was James Thompson, who was a native of Salisbury, Conn. came to New Haven, Vt., in 1794, and settled on the farm now owned by Hiram Wheeler. He afterwards removed to the farm now owned by the heirs of James Thompson, jr., where he died in November, 1842. He was twice married. His first wife was Lucretia Chatfield, of Connecticut, by whom he had nine children. His second wife was Betsey Keeler, by whom he had one son, all of whom are now dead, except one daughter now living in the State of Michigan. Hiram’s maternal grandfather was John Eldred, who was a native of Rhode Island, and was a resident of New Haven, Vt., for many years.

MLA Source Citation:

Finished Round 1 Editing. Needs locations and topics in round 2. Needs index page Web. 29 January 2015. - Last updated on Sep 1st, 2012


Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!