Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
There is ample record that several of this name were among our earliest seventeenth century settlers. Sir William Thompson, of England, was the owner of property about Boston, and his coat-of-arms has come down through many generations of James Thompson's descendants, but patient research has failed to establish the exact connection between the English and American houses.
Edward Thompson came over in the Mayflower in 1620; John, his brother, came over from England in 1643; Archibald Thompson settled in Marblehaed in 1637; Dr. Benjamin Thompson settled in Braintree and was town clerk in 1696, and left at his death eight children and twenty-eight grandchildren.
(I) James Thompson was among the original settlers of Woburn, Mass., and settled in that part of the town which is now known as North Woburn. He came in Winthrop's great company, in 1630, and probably first settled in Charlestown. He was born in 1593, in England, and was accompanied on his journey by his wife Elizabeth and three sons and one daughter. He was then thirty-seven years of age, and tradition has it that he was one of the party who landed at Salem, Mass. in the early part of June, 1630.
His coat-of-arms is identified with that of Sir William Thompspn, a London knight, and it is probable that he came from the family. With his wife Elizabeth, James Thompson was admitted to membership in the First Church of Charlestown, Aug. 31, 1633. In the following December he was admitted a freeman of the town. In Dec., 1640, he was one of the thirty-two men who subscirbed to the noted town orders for Woburn. He was among the few adventurers who early pushed their way into this wilderness region. Charlestown Villlage was incorporated in 1642, under the name of Woburn, and it is believed that this was in memory of the ancient town of that name in Bedfordshire, England, whence some of the emigrants probably came.
James Thompson was chosen a member of the first board of selectmen, and continued to serve the town in that office nearly twenty years with brief intervals. In 1650 he was the commissioner to carry the votes for town officers to Cambridge. The exact locations of his residence cannot be positively stated, but it is probable that it was near the junction of Elm street and Taverse. It appears by the records that he was an extensive land owner for that time. It is probable that he disposed of most of his property before his death, as his will makes no reference to real estate.
His first wife Elizabeth died Nov. 13, 1643, and he married (second) Feb. 15, 1644, to Susanna Blodgett, widow of Thomas Blodgett of Cambridge. She died Feb. 10, 1661. He survived his second wife about twenty-one years, and died in Woburn, 1682,
James, Simeon, Olive, Jonathan, and possibly another daughter.
(II) Jonathan, youngest son of James Thompson, was born in England, probably about 1630, and was married Nov. 28, 1655, to Susanna Blodgett, of Cambridge, a daughter of his father's second wife, an bearing the same name. There is good reason for believing that he lived in the house built by his father, near the junction of Elm and Traverse streets, traces of which some of the oldest citizens of North Woburn still remember. It is probable that his father lived with him in his old age and bequeathed to the son his homestead.
Not much is known of the personal history of Jonathan. From the town records it is learned that he was one of three teachers of schools and the first male teacher ever employed under the authority of the town. This was from 1673-75. In the year last named he and his good wife shared the responsibility and labor, "he to tech biger children, and she to tech leser children," the two to receive one sovereign between them for their service. In subsequent years he served as constable of the town, and still later as town sexton.
He died Oct. 20, 1691, and his wife Feb. 6, 1698.
Susannah, Jonathan, James (died young), James, Sarah, Simon and Ebenezer.
(III) Jonathan (2), eldest son and second child of Jonathan (1) Thompson, was born Sept. 28, 1663, and it is believed that he lived in the house already designated as the probable home of his father and grandfather in North Woburn. He was one of the town "tything men." He was also on a committee in 1728 to go to the great and general court and give the reasons why the petition of Goshen, or that part of Woburn which subsequently became Wilmington, should not be granted. He was also in the same year one of a committee of nine "to goe to the Reverend M. Fox to see if they can make things easier with him."
He married Frances Whitmore, a daughter of Francis Whitmore, of Cambridge. His death is supposed to have occurred in 1748.
Jonathan, Hannah, Joseph, James, Susannah, Ebenezer, Mary, Samuel, Patience, Esther, Jabez and Daniel.
(IV) Samuel, fifth son and eighth child of Jonathan (2) and Frances (Whitmore) Thompson, was born Sept. 8, 1705, in what is now North Woburn. About 1730, probably, he built the house on North Elm street, North Woburn, which has been the home of six generations of Thompsons. It is not now occupied by people of the name. He was largely engaged in getting out ship timber for his brothers, who were ship builders in Medfield. While unloading timber in the spring of 1748 he received a severe injury which was followed by a fever resulting in his death, May 13, 1748, while in his forty-third year.
He married Ruth, daughter of Joseph Wright, and a great-granddaughter of Capt. John Carter, one of the first settlers of Woburn. They were married Dec. 31, 1730, and she survived him more than twenty-seven years, dying Oct. 3, 1775.
Samuel, Daniel, Ruth, Abijah, Mary, Phoebe, Lois and Jonathan.
(V) Daniel, second son of Samuel and Ruth (Wright) Thompson, was born in Woburn, Mass., March 9, 1734. He was a man of warm temperament, active and enterprising. He was one of the guards to the royal governors, but when the trouble began between the mother country and his own, he qickly espoused the side of the colonies. Upon hearing of the march of the British toward Concord, April 19, 1775, he jumped into a saddle and hurried to the North village for the purpose of arousing his neighbors. He met but one man that hesitated to follow him in the defense, and this timid fellow asked Daniel if he wasn't too hasty, and likely to get into trouble. The famous reply of Daniel as given is: "No! I tell you the tyrants are on the march to destroy our stores, and if no one else opposes them today, I will!" Going at once to Concord, he poured his steady and telling fire into the faces of the British. When the enemy retreated, he took a stand near the road, behind an old barn, and fired diagonally through the platoons of the enemy, and his shot raked the line of the hated English terribly. Enraged at his deadly work, a greandier who had watched his movements ran behind the barn and fatally shot him. The place where Daniel fell is on that part of the road from Lexington to Concord, and is in a protruding corner of Lincoln. A double funeral was held in the church, the other being Asahel Porter, who was killed the same day, the Rev. Josiah Sherman delivering an able and patriotic discourse, Daniel was one of the first victims to fall in the cause of the revolution. A monument has been erected to his memory on his grave in Woburn, bears this inscription:
"Here Passenger, Confined, Reduced to dust
lies what was once Religious, wife & just,
The cause he engaged did animate him high.
Namely, Religion & dear Liberty.
Steady & warm in Liberties defence,
True to his Country, Loyal to His Prince,
Though in his Beast a Thirst for glory ffr'd,
Although he's gone his name Embalm'd shall be
And had in Everlasting Memory."
Daniel Thompson was a member of the church in Woburn, and married Phoebe Snow, who after surviving him for thirty-six years died in Baldwin, Maine, where she was residing with her daughter.
Isaac Snow, Phoebe and Daniel.
(VI) Dr. Isaac Snow, eldest son of Daniel and Phoebe (Snow) Thompson, was born in Woburn, June 28, 1761. He was thirteen years old when his brave father was slain, but he was imbued with the spirit of his sire, and young as he was he determined to have a hand in revenging the act and upholding his country. When fifteen he went to sea in an American privateer, and being captured by a British cruiser was imprisoned at Barbadoes, but escaped by swimming three miles to a French vessel. He finally reached home and read medicine with Dr. John Hay, of Reading, and settled in practice at Pearsontown, now Standish, Maine.
He was a man of small stature, dark complexioned, and pleasing manners, Like his father, he was a person of great activity and energy, with a somewhat poetic temperament as well as a fighter. Full of kindness and generosity, he was always sunny and cheerful with his patients. In infancy he was so small he was put into a quart measure, and wore his mother's ring above his elbow when three years old. One of his first shoes was exhibited in the Boston Museum as a curiosity.
Dr. Thompson married Charlotte, daughter of Dr. John Hay, his old preceptor, in 1785.
Charlotte, Daniel, Sarah Hay Bowers, who was the mother of Alphonso Bowers, of California, inventor of a hydraulic dredger, and Roscoe Bowers; Frances, married Abner Dow, elsewhere mentioned, and was grandmother of Fred T. Dow, and John Hay. The strains of Frances Thompson, and Benjamin Thompson, who was the celebrated County Rumford, were collaterally connected and diverge in the fourth generation from James Thompson, of England and Woburn, Mass. They had a common great-great-grandfather. Mr. Dow has a letter written by Dr. Isaac S. Thompson to Charlotte Hay just before their marriage in 1785.
There is ample record that several of this name were among our earliest seventeenth century settlers. Sir William Thompson, of England, was the owner of property about Boston, and his coat-of-arms has come down through many generations of James Thompson's descendants, but patient reserach has failed to establish the exact connection between the English and American house.
Edward Thompson came over in the "Mayflower" in 1620; John, his brother, came over from England in 1643; Archibald Thompson settled in Marblehead in 1637; Edward Thompson settled in Salem in 1637; Dr. Benjamin Thompson settled in Braintree and was town clerk in 1696, and left at his death eight children and twenty-eight grandchildren.
(I) James Thompson was among the original settlers of Woburn, Mass., and settled in that part of the town which is now known as North Woburn. He came in Winthrop's great company, in 1630, and probably first settled in Charlestown. He was born in 1593, in England, and was accompanied on his journey by his wife Elizabeth and three sons and one daughter. He was then thirty-seven years of age, and tradition has it that he was one of the party who landed at Salem, Mass. in the early part of June, 1630. His coat-of-arms is identified with that of Sir William Thompson, a London knight, and it is probable that he came from the family. With his wife Elizabeth, James Thompson was admitted to membership in the First Church of Charlestown Aug. 31, 1633. In the following December he was admitted as freeman of the town. In December, 1640, he was one of the thirty-two men who subscribed to the noted town orders for Woburn. He was among the few adventurers who early pushed their way into this wilderness region. Charlestown Village was incorporated in 1642, under the name of Woburn, and it is believed that this was in memory of the ancient town of that name in Bedfordshire, England, whence some of the emigrants possibly came.
James Thompson was chosen a member of the first board of selectmen and continued to serve the town in that office nearly twenty years with brief intervals. In 1650 he was the commissioner to carry the votes for town officers to Cambridge. The exact location of his residence cannot be positively stated, but it is probable that it was near the junction of Elm street and Traverse. It appears by the records that he was an extensive landowner for that time. It is probable that he disposed of most of his property before his death, as his will makes no reference to real estate.
His first wife Elizabeth died Nov. 13, 1643, and he married (second) Feb. 15, 1644, Susanna Blodgett, widow of Thomas Blodgett, of Cambridge. She died Feb. 10, 1661. He survived his second wife about twenty-one years, and died in Woburn in 1682.
James, Simon, Olive, Jonathan, and possibly another daughter.
(II) Simon, second son of James and Elizabeth Thompson, was a native of England, but there is no record of his birth. With his father he came to Charlestown and subsequently to Woburn and became a freeman of that town in 1648. After a residence three of several years, he came a purchaser with others from that town and Concord of the territory which is now the town of Chelmsford. He was one of the seven men who held a meeting in that town to arrange for some form of local government. It is the tradition that he became the first town clerk. They made prompt arrangements for the settlement of a minister. Within three years after the completion of the organization of the town, he died in May, 1658.
He was married Dec. 19, 1643, in Woburn, to Mary Converse. She was a daughter of Edward Converse, one of the foremost men of that town. His widow was married Feb. 1, 1650, to John Sheldon, of Billerica.
John, Sarah, James, Mary, Ann and Rebecca.
(III) James (2), second son and third child of Simon and Mary (Converse) Thompson, was born March 20, 1649, in Woburn, and was the only son of his father who lived to reach manhood. After his father's death, he lived to the age of twenty years with his uncle, Samuel Converse, in the south part of Woburn (now Winchester), and assisted in the care of the mill, built by his grandfather, Edward Converse.
James Thompson married (first) Jan. 27, 1674, Hannah Walker, who died Feb. 4, 1686. He married (second), April 13, 1687, Abigail Gardner, of Charlestown, who survived him and married Deacon Edward Johnson.
James Thompson died Sept. 14, 1693. He made no will. His property was assigned by the court in 1700 to his widow and five sons and the only daughter then living.
Children of 1st wife:
Hannah, Joshua, James and Ebenezer.
Children of 2d wife:
Richard, Abigail and Simon.
(IV) Joshua, eldest son and second child of Lieutenant James (2) and Hannah (Walker) Thompson, was born Sept. 15, 1677, in Woburn, and settled in that part of the town which became Wilmington, in 1730. He was admitted as member of the church in that place in 1742. He with others of the name was somewhat prominent in the affairs of the town. On March 2, 1731, he was elected "Clerk of the Market," an officer whose business seems to have been to aid in regulating the prices of labor and goods. He died July 10, 1760.
He married May 6, 1702, Martha Dayle, who died June 3, 1749.
Joshua, Hannah, Martha, Robert, James, Ebenezer, Esther, Abigail, Phoebe, Jacob and Hezekiah.
(V) Robert, second son and fourth child of Joshua and Martha (Dayle) Thompson, was born in what is now Wilmington, probably about 1708. Early in life he settled in Windham, New Hampshire, where his descendants were long numerous and active, efficient citizens. Two of his sons were soldiers in the French and Indian war, and three or four of them were soldiers of the revolution. He died Oct. 31, 1756. No record of his marriage or his wife's name appears, but it is evident that he had....
Robert, Andrew, Samuel, James, Jonathan and William.
It is strongly probable that there was another son who figures in this article, names Benjamin. While it is known that Benjamin was the son of Robert, it has been impossible to definitely locate that Robert so that there may be no dispute as to the connection.
(VI) Robert (2), eldest child of Robert (1) Thompson, resided in Londonderry, N. H., and was a member of the board of selectmen of that town in 1782. He was a soldier of the revolution, and was an elder of the Presbyterian church, which proves him to have been a man of standing and character in the town.
The maiden name of his wife Margaret is not discovered, but she is described as a "genteel woman."
Robert, Jenny, John, Smith, Thomas, James, William, Betsey and Peggy.
The sons seem to have been of an adventurous spirit, and all except James made trips to South Carolina. The eldest died in his thirty-first year on the passage home from California in 1794.
(VII) James (3), probably fifth son of Robert (2) and Margaret Thompson, was born Aug. 18, 1764, in Londonderry, and settled in Buckfield, Maine, when a young man. There he cleared up a farm and spent the remainder of his life.
His first wife was a Gregg, probably a daughter of Jonathan Gregg, of Londonderry.
Jonathan Gregg, born Aug. 12, 1792.
He married (second) Martha Gilmore, probably daughter of Whitefield Gilmore. She died Nov. 17, 1833.
Whitefield Gilmore, Robert, Margaret, Sarah Boies, James, Jeremiah Smith, Elizabeh, William Nelson, Mary, Adam, John, Mary Jane and Charles.
His third wife was a Chase.
(VIII) James (4), third son of James (3) Thompson and fifth child of his second wife, was born June 21, 1801, in Buckfield, and died in Dover, Maine, in 1873. He was brought up on his father's farm, receiving a common school education, and from early youth was accustomed to work on his native farm. In 1826 he removed to Sangerville, Maine, where he engaged in farming and lumbering business until 1850, and also conducted a general store. In the last-named year he opened a general store in Dover, Maine, in partnership with C. O. Palmer. He was also interested in the lumber business at Dover. He was a very capable and successful man, of wide influence and useful citizenship. Three years before his death he retired.
In politics Mr. Thompson was a Republican, and was selectman of the town and town treasurer for several years. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Dover, a liberal contributor to its funds and especially to the building fund at the time of erecting the new edifice.
He married, 1826, Hannah Hunt Coombs, born in Brunswick, Maine, 1806, died in 1884, daughter of Deacon John Coombs.
1. Elbridge Augustus, born Jan. 4, 1828, mentioned below.
2. Amanda E., born Feb. 7, 1830, married C. O. Palmer, her father's partner.
3. Hannah, born April, 1835, married (first) A. M. Foss, of Charlestown, Maine, and (second) Edward H. Guernsey, son of Deacon Samuel Guernsey, of Bangor. They were the parents of: Frank E. Guernsey, a lawyer and representative elected to the U. S. congress. He married a daughter of Dr. Lyford, of Vinalhaven, Maine, and they have one son, Thompson Guernesey.
4. Dr. Edwin J., born 1842, a practicing dentist of Lynn, Mass.
(IX) Dr. Elbridge Augustus, son of James (4) Thompson, was born in Sangerville, Jan. 4, 1828. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, in the Foxcroft Academy, at Bowdoin College where he was a student for two years, and at the Medical School at Castleton, Vermont, from which he receieved his degree of M. D. in 1852. He began to practice his profession in the town of Charlestown, Maine, and continued until he entered the service in the civil war in 1862. He was on active duty as surgeon until Dec., 1864, and afterward was connected with the provost marshal's office in Bangor, Maine, from Jan. 1, 1865, until the clsoe of the war. He began general practice in Dover, Maine, where he has made his home to the present (1908) time. He was unusually successful as a physician and surgeon, became a leader in his profession, and his practice extended througout Piscataquis county. He retired in 1903.
Dr. Thompson had an aptitude for business. He invested his savings wisely in various local enterprises, and his services came to be sought in various fiduciary positions. He became president of the Piscataquis Savings Bank, of which he is now trustee; is now president of the Kineo Trust Company; treasurer of the Dexter & Piscataquis Railroad and of the Dover & Foxcroft Light and Heat Company.
He has been very prominent in political life. For many years he has been a prominent Republican leader. He ws selectman of the town for four terms; member of the school committee thirty-five years; representative to the state legislature for one year; surgeon-general on the governor's staff in 1871, rank of colonel; member of the executive council of the state in 1873 and 1874; alternate to the Republican National Convention of 1876; delegate in 1880 and one of the four delegates-at-large from the state of Maine to the national convention of 1896. He served on the U. S. board of examiners for pensions for twenty-eight years. He is a trustee of the Foxcroft Academy, and interested especially in educational affairs. He donated the land and building with an endowment of ten thousand dollars for the Thompson Free Library at Dover.
Dr. Thompson is a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of the Mosaic Lodge; of Piscataquis Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Dover; of St. John's Commandery, Knights Templar, Bangor; of the Maine Consistory, Portland; Kora Temple, Lewiston, Maine. He belongs to C. S. Drouty Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and to the military order of the Loyal Legion.
He married (first), 1854, Marion Foss, born in Charleston, Maine, died 1855, daughter of Job Foss. He married (second) in 1858, Lucia A. Eddy, born 1833, daugther of Jonathan Maynard and Eliza (Morrill) Eddy, of Corinth, Maine. He has no children.
Robert Thompson was the immigrant ancestor of the family in America. he was in Durham, now Dover, N. H., as early as 1635, and Thompson's Point, just south of the mouth of the Cocheco river, was named for him. He was taxed in Dover in 1648, and witnessed a deed in 1652.
(II) William Thompson, according to family tradition, was the son of Robert Thompson, above mentioned. He received a grant of land in Dover, in 1656, "beyond Cocheco Log Swamp," and a grant Oct. 15, 1656, which was originally assigned to John White, in Kittery, a short way below the mouth of Sturgeon creek.
He probably married a daughter of John White, and in 1659 was presented at York court "for rebellion against his father and mother-in-law." He died in 1676 and his estate was appraised at fifty-two pounds eighteen shillings. He left twenty-three acres of land, a house and orchard in Kittery, and fifty acres in Dover.
1. John, born 1659, married Sarah Woodman.
2. William, born 1661, married probably Mary Lovering.
3. Robert, born 1664, lived "with Tobey Hanson at Dover."
4. James, born 1666, married Elizabeth Frye.
5. Alexander, born 1671, mentioned below.
6. Judith, born 1675.
(III) Alexander, son of William Thompson, was born in 1671. He had a grant of land in Kittery, Maine, in 1694, and died there July 13, 1720. He married Anna Curtis, of York, Maine, and she survived him, being appointed his administrator Oct. 4, 1720.
1. Elizabeth, married John Allen.
2. Abigail, married 1720 at York, John Geary.
3. Benjamin, born Oct. 14, 1702, mentioned below.
4. John, born Dec. 30, 1704, married Priscilla Davis.
5. Samuel, born April 6, 1707, married Hannah Brackett, of Berwick.
6. Joseph, born May 13, 1711, married Mary Welch, daughter of Philip Welch, in 1733.
7. Jonathan, born May 1, 1713, married Dinah Thompson, daughter of James Thompson.
8. Curtis, born June 2, 1715, married Sarah Junkins, daughter of David Junkins.
9. James, died Oct. 22, 1724.
(IV) Benjamin, son of Alexander Thompson, was born Oct. 14, 1702. He married, the intention being published Nov. 27, 1726, Hannah Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith, of York, Maine.
1. Benjamin, born Sept. 7, 1727, mentioned below.
2. Hannah, married Jeremiah Linscott.
3. Alexander, born Feb. 20, 1733-34, soldier in the revolution; married, 1772, Abigail Emery; resided in Berwick.
4. Daniel, married, 1764, Sarah Linscott.
5. Abel, married 1767, Eleanor Staples.
6. Ebenezer, married, 1772, Mercy Staples.
7. Meribah, married, 1760, Thomas Moulton.
8. Mary, married, 1767, Daniel Linscott.
(V) Benjamin (2), son of Benjamin (1) Thompson, was born in York, Maine, Sept. 7, 1727. He came to Kennebunk, Maine, with his uncle Jonathan Thompson, and lived with him. He married, Dec. 31, 1752, Eunice Lord, daughter of nathan Lord, of Berwick. He married (second) Mary Foster.
Children of 1st wife:
1. Benjamin, born 1754, mentioned below.
2. Nathan, born 1756, died 1843; married (first) Hannah Thompson; (second) Esther Littlefield.
3. Alexander, married Lydia Wildes, of Kittery.
4. Stephen, married Lois Taylor.
5. James, born 1761, married Anna Walker, died 1846.
6. Eunice, married Daniel Perkins.
7. Lemuel, married Susan Haley, of Bath, Maine.
8. Isaac, died at sea.
9. Hannah, married Abner Littlefield.
10. Ezra, married Mary Merrill.
11. Miriam, died young.
Children of 2d wife:
13. Mary, died young.
14. Lydia, married Israel Burnham.
(VI) Benjamin (3), son of Benjamin (2) Thompson, born in 1754, died Feb. 6, 1839. He married (first) Elizabeth Lord, daughter of Captain Tobias Lord. He married (second) Hannah Luques, widow. He was a soldier in the revolution, and it is related that after he was discharged from the army he walked barefoot all the way from New York to his home in Maine.
Nathaniel, David, Benjamin (mentioned below), Eunice, Mary, Betsey, Lavina.
(VII) Benjamin (4), son of Benjamin (3) Thompson, born Dec. 29, 1793, on the old homestead at Kennebunkport, Maine, died March 6, 1894, over one hundred years old. When a youth he worked on the homestead and lived in the house built in 1779 by his father in Kennebunk near the present (1908) location called Day's Siding on the Eastern railroad, about four miles northeast of the village. At the time of its erection the nearest county or town road was three miles distant. It had the advantage, however, of being near a running brook, and surrounded with heavy timber land that afterward came into the possession of his father and descended to him. To the end of his long life Benjamin kept the first dollar he ever earned, a Spanish coin of 1798, received for a fowl that he raised, sold by one of his older brothers in the market at New Orleans. He remembered the death of Washington which took place when he was less than four years of age. He used to attend school in his own home where a schoolmaster named Thompson taught. When only ten years of age he rode horseback to Kennebunkport to sell butter from the farm. At the age of twenty-two he left home and went to sea. His last voyage was as first mate of the brig "Trident" of Kennebunkport, commanded by his brother, Capt. Nathaniel Thompson (who was father of the late Capt. Nathaniel L., Colonel William L., Frank and Charles Thompson, of Kennebunk), bound from New Orleans to Amsterdam. Capt. Nathaniel Thompson died at New Orleans, and the command of the vessel devolved on Benjamin, who took it to Amsterdam. He suffered from malarial fever, contracted in the south, and was obliged to give up his life on the sea. He returned to the homestead and devoted himself to farming, acquiring a substantial fortune during his long life. When he relinquished the farm to his son Horace on account of advanced age, he continued to live in the old home with his son and his daughter Mary Elizabeth, the only surviving children. At the time of the father's centennial birthday, the son was seventy-one years old.
Capt. Thompson was a leading citizen of Kennebunkport; was for seven years on its board of selectmen, managing its affairs with ability and discretion. Before the civil war he was a Jacksonian Democrat; afterward a Republican. He retained excellent health almost to the last. Until he ws ninety-eight years old he never engaged the services of a physician or took a dose of medicine; never used tobacco and never bought a glass of liquor over a bar except once. When he was in his prime he was fix feet in height and he never weighed more than one hundred and sixty-eight pounds, yet he was of extraordnary strength. Once in Gibraltar he lifted three fifty-six pound cannon balls by his little finger, a feat none of his shipmates could equal.
A few days after the centennial birthday of Capt. Thompson, Charles O. Huff, a personal friend, wrote of him: "He is now quite erect, standing or sitting, and moves as spryly as the average men do at seventy-five. His head is well covered with iron-gray hair, and his eyes are quite brilliant under his heavy eyebrows. He read easily with glasses and, save his hearing, which is quite dull, his senses and mind are well preserved. His is buoyant in spirit and appears to be in perfect health. * * * During the interview many mementoes of ancient date were prudced and shown by the captain. Among them were the old musket and powder-horm used by his father in the revolutionary war; the fire shovel and tongs that were his grandfather Thompson's; the dining table which is over two hundred years old, now in daily use by the family; the old clock in the corner of the sitting room, which has done duty for seventy-five years, and is now ticking away the time of the second century of the captain's life. The room where he was born and which he now occupies was noticed. There is no stove in it, and no heat but what is furnished by a wood fire in an adjoining room. The captain says he believes in having a good circulation of air, and that wood fire is more healthy than coal. His appetite is good, his sleep generally undisturbed; and he arises refreshed in mind and body."
Capt. Thompson married, in June, 1821, Matilda Smith, born 1796, died Nov. 1, 1877, daughter of Capt. Robertr Smith.
1. Horace, born Nov. 15, 1822, mentioned below.
2. William J., lost at sea at the age of eighteen.
3. Lydia Jane, born Oct. 26, 1825, died at the age of nine.
4. Mary Elizabeth, born Dec., 1828, died Nov. 5, 1895.
5. Robert, born July 8, 1830, died Jan. 28, 1871.
6. Francis, born April 27, 1834, died March 11, 1872.
He and his family attended the Baptist church.
(VIII) Horace, son of Benjamin (4) Thompson, was born at Kennebunkport, Maine, Nov. 15, 1822. He was educated in the common schools of his native town and at the Kennebunk Academy. During his youth he worked on is father's farm. In 1848 he began his career as clerk in a general store in Kennebunk, and after three years in that position established a boot and shoe store at Saco. He sold his business after a few years, and in 1871 succeeded to the homestead which he conducted unti 1903, when he sold it, removing to his present home in Saco, where he has since lived a retired life. From 1871 to 1891 he was also in the employ of the P. . & P. railroad.
In politics he is a Republican. He is an attendant of the Baptist church. He is well known and greatly esteemed by his townsmen.
He married, Dec., 1853, Elizabeth T. Allen, born April 19, 1834, daughter of Jacob and Joanna Allen, of Turner, Maine.
1. Elizabeth A., born Sept., 1854, died Jan. 9, 1904; married William Stackpole; children: i. Fred H. Stackpole, born April 23, 1876; ii. William H. Stackpole, born Oct. 29, 1879
2. Adeline Matilda, born June 26, 1856.
Denmark has loaned to the western states many valuable citizens. To Maine he gave this branch of the Thompson family, whose biography follows is detail below.
(I) John Lorenzo Thompson was born at Elsonore, Denmark, Nov. 14, 1812, the town in which Shakespeare located the visionary Hamlet, died Oct. 5, 1908. At fifteen years of age he began to sail the Baltic sea as a cabin boy. On one of these vessels he was put in irons for striking an officer who had struct a man with his arm in a sling. At St. Petersburg the Danish consul interceded in behalf of John L., as a result of which he was released and put on board an American vessel. The sailor lad supposed that he was to be taken home to Denmark; instead he was landed at Boston, Mass., where he first began life in America. At the age of fifteen he sailed from Boston, New York, and other ports all over the world. He followed the sea for twenty-five years, first as a seaman, then as mate, and finally master of a vessel.
Retiring from the sea in 1852, he learned the sailmaker's trade at Bath, Maine, where he continued to reside, being at the time of his death the oldest citizen of that city. He retired from business in 1888.
He married Lucy D. Sayward in 1841.
Jane M., who resides in Cambridgeport, Mass.
Samuel D., who lives in Bath.
The following is the line of Lucy D. SAYWARD:
(I) Henry SAYWARD was born in England, and came to America in 1637. He resided in Hampton and Portsmouth, N. H., and in York, Maine, where he died in 1679. His wife Mary died at York before 1689.
John, Jonathan, Hannah, Mary, Sarah and James.
(II) John, son of Henry and Mary Sayward, was born probably about 1657, while his father was residing at Strawberry Bank, as Portsmouth was then called. The earliest record of him is to be found in the records of York, Maine, June 26, 1679, when the town granted him a "lott of land near about the folly." May 1, 1685, the town granted him the "remaineder of the ox pasture." He was a millwright and carpenter, owning one-fourth of the sawmill at Cape Neddick, Maine. He took the oath of allegiance at a town meeting in York, Maine, March 22, 1680, was a grand juryman in 1684, and was one of the selectmen of York in 1685.
He married Mary, daughter of Edward Richworth, of York, about 1680. Edward Richworth was a very prominent man in Maine.
(III) John (2), only son of John (1) and Mary (Richworth) Sayward, was born Jan. 2, 1693, was a millwright and carpenter, and owned part of the sawmill at Cape Neddick, called "Cape Neddick Old Mill." He was a grand juror in 1712 and 1714, was on the committee to examine the selectmen's accounts in 1716, constable in 1717, highway surveyor in 1718; in 1719 he with John Wheelwright and others were commissioners for York county to regulate the tax lists and valuations, and in 1722 he was captain of a military company. In the Massachusetts Historical Collections is this item: "February, 1722, Captain Sayward, with a company of volunteers, went as far as the White Hills, a hundred miles into the enemy's country in pursuit of the Indians." In 1731 he was lieutenant of a military company, in 1737 was moderator, selectman and assessor, and was selectman in 1736-37-39.
His will, dated Feb. 8, 1742, is as follows: "In the name of God, Amen. I, John Sayward, of York, in the County of York, Gent., being at this time under weakness of Body, but of perfect mind and memory & understanding, for which Praised by Almighty God, and considering the certainty of death & ye uncertainty of time Do, in the fear of God, whose I am & whom I endeavor to serve, make this my last will & Testament. And principally & first of all, I resign my Soul unto my Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, I trust, has redeemed it by his Blood & in & through whom alone & his glorious merit & Redemption I humbly hope for Eternal happiness & Salvation. And my Body I committ to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like Grave & Decent manner at the Discretion of my executors here-after named, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God & in hope of a joy full resurrection to everlasting felicity & happiness and as for such Worldly Estate as God in his infinite mercy has bestowed upon me in this Life." (The above was followed by bequests).
The baptismal name of his wife was Mary.
(IV) Ebenezer, third son of John (2) and Mary Sayward, was born Sept. 10, 1727, and lived in York, Maine. He was a husbandman, in 1757 was a constable, was field driver in 1753, grand juryman in 1768, petit juror and highway surveyor in 1772-79-81. He died at York, April, 1783, and his will, dated March 30, 1782, was proved April 21, 1783.
He married Mary, daughter of Capt. Thomas Bragdon, of York, Nov. 16, 1749, who died Jan. 13, 1781.
John, Theodore, Hannah, Benjamin, Trafton, Jonathan, Mary, Henry, Ebenezer, Mercy and Samuel.
(V) Theodore, second son of Ebenezer and Mary (Bragdon) Sayward, was born Feb. 4, 1753, and was a mariner. He owned "a house and land adjoining the county road leading to the great bridge over the York river," which he purchased of Cotton Bradbury, May 1, 1781. In about 1783 he moved to Georgetown, Maine. He was lost at sea in 1800.
He married Lucy Donnell, of York, Maine, Feb. 25, 1775, who died at Bath, Maine, in 1820.
Theodore, James (who was lost at sea), Lucy, Mary, Luther (who died in Cuba), Abby, Sarah, Susan, Samuel and Hannah.
(VI) Samuel, ninth child and fourth son of Theodore and Lucy (Donnell) Sayward, was born in York, Maine, in 1790. He was a building contractor and ship joiner, went to St. John, New Brunswick, where he carried on an extensive business and accumulated a large property. This he lost by the failure of the man with whom he was connected financially.
He married Jane Traverse, of St. John, New Brunswick, in 1812; she died in July, 1834, and he died at St. John, May, 1835.
James, Elizabeth, Samuel Luther and Lucy Donnell (who became the wife of John L. Thompson.)
(II) Frank Nelson, sixth child and fourth son of L. and Lucy D. (Sayward) Thompson, was born in Bath, July 20, 1856, educated in the public schools, and started out early in life as a watchmaker and later entered the clothing business.
He married Effie A., daughter of Silas Hodgdon, of Boothbay, Maine, in 1884.
Fred H. and Evelyn R.
(II) George E., seventh child and sixth son of John L. and Lucy D. (Sayward) Thompson, was born in Bath, Maine, Sept. 3, 1859, and educated in the city schools. At an early age he entered a clothing store as clerk. In 1888, in connection with his brother Frank N., he established the clothing business in Bath, which they now (1908) own and which has become a very flourishing establishment. They carry as large a stock and as fine a grade of goods as any like concern in the state. The store in which they do business is very finely fitted up and the equal of any.
He has for six years been treasurer of a fund left to the city of Bath by the late John R. Kelly to relieve the needy poor. This fund has through wise investment increased to a large sum, and through Mr. Thompson's careful administration thereof it has done a great deal of good.
He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and married Lizzie, daughter of David P. Low, Jan. 1, 1888.
Ruth Elizabeth, a graduate of Wellesley College.
Earl Spaulding, Harold Low and Donald Sayward.
Mr. Thompson is a man of pleasing personality and has many friends.
Joseph Thompson was born in Yorkshire, England. He married Martha Turner, born in Malton, England.
Samuel (mentioned below), Joseph, William, Jane and John.
(II) Samuel, son of Joseph Thompson, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, 1835, died there in 1899. He had limited opportunities for education, and began to work early in life. He was a stuff presser in the cloth industry in England, and worked at that trade all his life, being active up to the time of his death. He was a Conservative in politics.
He married Mary Ann Green, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, in 1856.
Emily, Joseph (mentioned below), Mary Ann and Clara.
(III) Joseph, son of Samuel Thompson, was born in Halifax, Yorkshrie, England, Feb. 2, 1858. He was educated in private schools and in the national schools of his native town. He served an apprenticeship of seven years and a half at his trade of pressman in the dyeing and finishing mills. After following his trade in England for fourteen years, he came to America in 1885 and located first at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he found employment in the Quaker City dye works, owned by Thomas Dolan. A year later he removed to Saylesville, Rhode Island, where he worked in the mills as a journeyman for five years. He came to Sanford, Maine, in 1891, to work for the Goodalls in the Sanford Manufacturing Company and has remained with this concern to the present time. He is overseer of the finishing department.
Mr. Thompson is well known in the industrial and textile industries of this section. He is a citizen of much influence and highly respected by his townsmen.
In politics he is a Republican; in relgion an Episcopalian. He is prominent in the Masonic fraternity of Maine. He is a member of Preble Lodge of Free Masons; White Rose Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; and St. Amand Commandery, Knights Templar, of Kennebunk, Maine.
He married, 1878, Sophia, born Stockport, Cheshire, England, daughter of Henry Hudson, of Stockport, Cheshire, England.
1. Sam Harry, born in England in 1879, married Alice Ashworth, and has one daughter, Leonora, born in 1902.
2. John Willie, born in England, July 8, 1881.
3. Ernest, born in England, June 26, 1890, while his mother was there on a visit.
4. Clarence, born in Sanford, Maine, Feb. 20, 1892.
The Thompsons have long been considered one of the most sturdy, honest, witty, patriotic, and talented families of the old Pine Tree State. They have always wanted "to have and to hold some spot of God's green earth," and the study of hundreds of these acquisitions fail to show the slightest trace of any of them using unfair means in their eager quest. They made grand records as farmer, scholars, soldiers, writers, lawyers, etc. etc.
Many of the family are widely scattered over the West, and often bear the happy praise, "Transplanted Pines of Maine!" Alonzo Thompson of Denver, Colorado, as well written:
"The guidance of Hope is the star on our way,
A beacon of light while points to the day
Whose curtain ne'er falls in the gloom of the night,
We follow it still, and the pathway is Right!"
(I) William Thompson is said to have come from England in 1633, and had lands granted to him at Dover, N. H., in 1656, and also at Kittery, Maine, where he made his home for twenty happy years, and was highly respected for his energetic work on his farm and in every cause of righteousness and truth.
He is said to have married a daughter of John White, a woman of noble and helpful character.
1. John, who married Sarah Woodman.
2. William, who married Mary Lovering.
5. Alexander, who married Anna Curtis, of York, Maine.
6. Judith, a child of two years when her father died in 1676.
(II) James, son of William Thompson, was born in Kittery, Maine, in 1666, died in advanced age at New Meadows, near Brunswick, Maine. He was "lame and importent" in his early years, but grew to sturdy manhood.
He married, at Dover, N. H., March 3, 1700, Elizabeth Frye, daughter of Adrian Frye, one of the earliest and most prominent settlers at Frye's Point, Kittery, Maine. She was a woman of great strength and ability.
1. Judith, who married John Smith, of York.
2. Alexander, who married Mary Grover, of York.
3. Captain James, who married Reliance Hinkley, Mrs. Lydia (Brown) Harris and Mary Higgins.
4. Cornelius, who married Hannah Smith.
5. Sarah, who died in infancy.
6. Mercy, who married Mr. Austin and Mr. Judkins.
7. Joseph, who married Mary Hinkley.
8. Dinah, who married Jonathan Thompson.
9. Benjamin, who married Abigail Philbrick.
10. Sarah, who married a Mr. Scammon.
11. Mary, who was called Marcial in some of the older records.
12. Richard, who left a large family of sons and daughters at Kennebunk, Maine.
13. Elizabeth, who died in infancy.
(III) Cornelius, son of James and Elizabeth (Frye) Thompson, was born in York, Maine, Oct. 14, 1709, died at New Meadows, near Brunswick, about 1792. He was a very hardy, honest and industrious man, and of great help in the community where he lived. He served in the Indian wars, 1757, in Capt. John Getchell's company, with Alexander, James and Samuel Thompson. In 1741 he owned some two hundred acres of land at New Meadows, and his large house there was famous for its kindly hospitality.
He married Hannah Smith, of York, Maine.
1. Thomas, who moved to Plattsburg, New York, and died at Norway, Maine.
2. Olive, who married Joseph Allen, of York.
3. Eunice, who married Abijah Richardson, and had a very large family at Litchfield, Maine.
4. Amos, who settled in Bowdoin.
5. Martha, who married her cousin, Jonathan Thompson.
6. Colonel Joel, an ardent soldier in the revolutionary army, and representative to the state legislature for many years; married Martha Cotton, dau. of Rev. Thomas Cotton, and had a large and very influential line of descendants.
7. Richard, a revolutionary soldier residing at Wells; married Elizabeth Ricker.
8. Robert, "a sterling man with sterling descendants," who married Ruth Thompson.
9. Phineas, who was a brave soldier on a U. S. man-of-war.
(IV) Amos, son of Cornelius and Hannah (Smith) Thompson, was born at Brunswick, Sept. 2, 1749, and died in Bowdoin Jan. 6, 1835. He made a fine farm in the midst of the heavy forests, and was a man of untiring zeal and of the sturdiest uprightness. Some of his letters which are still preserved show him to have been a very scholarly man for the times in which he lived. He was a faithful soldier in the revolutionary war, and marched with General Arnold from Maine to Quebec for the purpose of capturing that city. "When he was eighty years old he was as straight and active as a man of thirty."
He married, Oct. 15, 1774, Hannah Wooster, born at Falmouth, Maine, died in Bowdoin, Jan. 25, 1835, aged eighty-four years, her death occcurring shortly after that of her husband, with whom she had lived for sixty years.
1. Betsy, who died in infancy.
2. Abel, who settled near Belleville, Illinois.
3. Annah, who married David Haynes.
4. Eunice, who married Abizer Purinton, of one of the strong old Maine families.
5. Phineas, a very successful farmer at Bowdoin.
6. Esther, who married Caleb Barker and removed to Illinois.
7. Abijah, who married Rachel Woodward and lived in Bowdoin.
8. Beulah, who married William Moseley.
9. Lois, who married Levi H. Pratt.
10. Sybil, who lived in Brunswick, with her husband, Unight Mariner.
(V) Abel, son of Amos and Hannah (Wooster) Thompson, was born in Lincoln county, Maine, died in Randolph, Illinois, Sept. 17, 1818. He joined the Methodist church when he was a young man, and was ever a steadfast Christian. He was highly respected by all who knew him. He removed from Maine to Illinois in the autumn of 1816.
His noble wife, Mary (Haynes) Thompson, was descended from the two strong old Massachusetts families of Haynes and Howland. The long line of descendants bear the fine characteristic of these parents.
1. Betsy, who married Ezekiel Allen.
2. Hannah, who married Ezekiel Grover and always resided in Bowdoin.
3. Mehetable, who married Samuel Phillips.
4. Amos, who lived to be nearly ninety-four years of age.
5. Eleanor, who married John Alexander.
6. David Haynes, who was unmarried.
7. Abel, a very energetic farmer and carpenter.
(VI) Amos (2), son of Abel and Mary (Haynes) Thompson, was born in Bowdoin, April 26, 1807, died in Portland, Oregon, at the home of his son, Charles H. Thompson, April 13, 1901. He was one of the most noble and upright men of his generation, his long life being filled with success and generous words and gifts which were almost innumerable. He was a patriot of the truest type, and was three times elected to the legislature of Illinois. The Oregonian of Portland, Oregon, well said, "Probably no voter who cast his ballot for McKineley and Roosevelt in Oregon, Nov. 6, 1900, has a longer or more interesting record than Amos Thompson, who went to the polls with his sons Charles H. and Cyrus. Thus assisted, he was able to walk most of the way. He first voted for Jackson in 1828, and has thus cast nineteen ballots for presidents. He was well acquainted with Stephen A. Douglas and Lincoln."
The Honorable L. D. Turner, of Belleville, Illinois, in his masterly oration at the funeral of Amos Thompson, gave this sketch of one portion of his wonderful career: "At the earlya ge of ten years we find him an orphan boy in a new country, among strangers, homeless, friendless, and penniless. Twenty years thereafter we find him in possession of ahome and family, friends in numbers, and pennies in goodly quantity. And yet another twenty years and we find him comfortably located and pleasantly situated, but 'still achieving, still pursuing,' his friends increasing, public confidence placed in him, and his voice is heard advocating the cause of the people in the legislative halls in this great and growing state. And in yet another twenty years we find him deprived of his wife, but he is not homeless now, for to him sons and daughters were born, and the unspeakable love with which he loved his wife was not buried in the cold earth with his lifeless body, but it lived on, and passed over into and strengthened his lasting, living love for his children, and, though there was one vacant chair, the home circle was not broken and he was not homeless, for his erstwhile home was their home, and their future homes were his home. And in this same twenty years not a friend that he had made was lost, not a friendship broken - but each one became a better friend - and to this circle numberless others were added. And in this same twenty years not a penny earned in youth was lost in wild speculation or gambling adventures, but the penny once earned was judiciously invested and its increments added thereto. And yet, with all these things accomplished, he is not yet fifty years old and he lives yet nigh another fifty years before he passes into another life; and he goes on making new friends, and never losing an old one, does public service in many official ways, helps the needy. From his lofty mountain height of success he could take a retrospective view of the past, and could readily see and learn whom to help, when to give, and where to give. His charity was great, and it was not heralded in the public press. Of the poor of our city of Belleville he was ever mindful, and was always willing to give liberally. With the Woman's Relief Corps he was prodigal. To them he would give fifty dollars, then the same sum, and then double his gift."
The Belleville, Illinois Weekly Advocate said, among many glowing tributes: "On the death of his parents, Amos Thompson found a home with a neighbor named Fowler. He then became an apprentice to John Stuntz, tanner and furrier, who sent him to school, and with whom he remained until he was twenty-one years old. He then learned the carpenter's trade with Mr. Fowler and worked at it for about twenty years. In 1829 he assisted Mr. Fowler in building the Belleville Court House. In the early thirties he began purchasing real estate and soon became the owner of large landed interests in Saint Clair county, Illinois, and in Missouri. After his marriage he was a farmer until 1852. In 1863 he sold his farm, and retired from active labors, making his home with his children. He was one of nature's noblemen, gracious and generous to all, and possessed of a high and noble character. He was a Democrat at first, but became a Republican when that party came into power."
The Saint Louis Post Despatch well said: "Amos Thompson did not like death-bed bequests of post-mortem settlements of estates. When he amassed any considerable amount of money he would divide it among his sons and daughters, only reserving enough for his own needs. It was a pleasure to see them enjoy the benefits of his labors and good management."
Amos Thompson was a great reader, and all his letters and writings were marked with great literary stength and interest. He wrote an account of the removal of his father to Illinois which has been very widely copied and admired.
He married, in May, 1831, Irene Moore Charles, born in North Carolina, Sept. 14, 1809, died at Belleville, Illinois, Jan. 15, 1852, being a woman of many superior qualities, and was a descendant of several of the strongest and most patriotic families of the south.
2. Mary Eleanor, who married Hon. Theophilus Harrison, of Belleville, Illinois, a very extensive manufacturer of agricultureal machinery, and he and his wife are people of rare kindness and generosity, as are the two daughters.
3. Josephing Bonaparte, who became the wife of John D. Truett.
4. Cyrus, who for many years has been treasurer of the Harrison Machine Works, at Belleville, Illinois, and who was for some time accounting and warrant clerk in the state auditor's office, Jefferson county, Missouri. He has made extensive travels abroad, has always been a sturdy Republican and has for some time been postmaster at Belleville. He married (first) Anna Sophronia Dolph, and (second) Louisa Cornelia Boone, a descendant of the famous Daniel Boone. Children: William A., Theophilus Charles, and Lucy Alice.
5. Eugene, who died in infancy.
6. Charles Haynes, a very successful real estate, loan, investment and ticket broker in Portland Oregin; married Anna B. Holbert.
(VII) Alonzo, son of Amos and Irene Moore (Charles) Thompson, was born in Belleville, Illinois, Feb. 22, 1832, and has for some time been a very highly respected citizen of Dener, Colorado. He also resided at Maryville and Saint Louis, Missouri, and he was state auditor of Missouri from Jan. 1, 1865 to Jan. 1, 1869, and he also held several other offices of honor and trust.
He has always been a true patriot and Republican, and took a very active part in the civil war, helping to raise a strong regiment in north-western Missouri, and serving as a scout at various points in that state. He represented Nodaway county in the state legislature for a term of two years. For several years he has been a very large and successful real estate broker. He graduated from McKendree College, Illinois, where he was a student of marked ability, and was one of the founders of the Platonian Society there. Since then he has read and traveled extensively, and is a very scholarly man, having written some verse of helpful tone and good quality. In his uprightness of character, his clear views of life, his great generosity, as well as in many other strong points, he greatly resembles his father. He always has taken a deep interest in historical matters pertaining to the old Pine Tree State.
He married (first) Dec. 6, 1857, Mary Visonhaler, born at Maryville, Missioui, Sept. 21, 1836, died March 1, 1877, a woman of fine qualities. He married (second) April 12, 1880, Mary F. Adams, born in Racine, Wisconsin, Feb. 26, 1847, died April 13, 1881. There were no children of this marriage. He married (third) Oct. 30, 1881, Mrs. Annie Elizabeth (Heard) Jones, born in Mississippi Jan. 13, 1851, and studied in the Crawford Female Institute and in the Chester Female Institute; she was the daughter of Christopher Columbus Heard.
Children of 1st wife:
1. Hattie Irene, born Nov. 5, 1858, resides at Nevada, Vernon county, Missouri; she was a fine student in several important schools, the last one being Brooker Hall, Media, Pennsylvania; she married Oct. 27, 1881, in Maryville, Missouri, Edward P. Lindley, born at Monticello, Missouri April 25, 1851, and is a very successful lawyer having studied in several schools and colleges, and graduated from the Saint Louis Law School in 1887. children: i. Mabel, who studied in Saint Louis College; ii. James Johnson, a very successful student in the Indiana Military Academy and in Missouri State University, and is now second lieutenant in the Second Regiment Infantry, Missouri National Guards; iii. Eleanor; iv. Mary Catherine.
2. Fannie, born Aug. 31, 1860, died Dec. 10, 1860.
3. Elmer Ellsworth, born Dec. 6, 1861, died Aug. 10, 1887, a successful real estate dealer, who studied in Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and in Yale College; resided in Saint Louis, Missouri, and married, June 4, 1887, Adele Picot, of Saint Louis, no children.
Child of 3d wife:
4. Alonzo Heard, born Jan. 6, 1883, who is a very faithful helper with his father in the real estate business at Denver, a young man of sterling qualties, and a graduate of the Northwestern Military Academy of Illinois.