Biographical Sketch of Hiram Thompson
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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.