|My Thompson ancestors|
01. Anthony Thompson was born
August 30, 1612 in Lenham, Kent, England. In 1637, He arrived in
America with brothers John and William, his wife, sons John and Anthony
and Governor Eaton. He settled in New Haven, CT in 1639 and died in
1648. His descendants remained in Connecticut for several
02. John Thompson son of Anthony, called "Mariner," has usually been assigned a wife Ellen or Hellena (cf. History of Goshen, and Genealogal History of Connecticut, 1911, p. 1000). This is an error, and the only wife of John who appears on record was Anne Vicars, or Vicaris. On 25 Feb. 1657, John Tompson entered an action against the estate of John Roberts, part of which was then in the hands of Mr. Wakeman, on the ground that there had been a treaty of marriage betwixt the said John Roberts and Ann Vicars (now wife to the said John Tompson), and that her former betrothed had by word of mouth left his estate to Ann (Hoadley, Records of the Juristiction of New Haven, vol. 2, p. 198). It should be noted that John Wakeman's wife, Elizabeth Hopkins, had a first cousin Ann, daughter of Walter Vicaris (see the will of William Hopkins of Bewdley, Worchestershire, given in the Wakeman Genealogy, p. 30). John Thompson died 2 June 1707, and the inventory of "Mr. John Thompson, Marriner, late deed," was presented 28 Oct. 1707 (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 116). In the absence of any distribution of the estate, it is difficult to place his daughters with certainty. Most of his land had been deede in the later years of his life to his sons John, Joseph, Samuel, and William (New Haven Deeds, vols. 2 and 3). There is no difficulty in identifying the first three, but there seems to have been considerable misapprehension as to the identity of William. This problem is considered below under William Thompson. There is no proof that Ann Vicars was mother of all the children, but no other wife has been found.
Source: "Families of Ancient New Haven", by Donald
03. William Thompson, son of John was born 17 Jan 1674. That "John
the mariner" had a son William is proved by two deeds to the
latter, and by mention of him in the will of William Thompson (no. 1) in
1682; but there has been considerable doubt as to his identity, as there
were two Williams who could be elgible. One, called William, Sr., was a
man of some importance, is called "joiner" and
"surveyor" in deeds, and frequently had "Mr."
prefixed to his name; he married in 1682 Joanna Daniel, widow of John
Glover, and died in 1741. The other, called William, Jr., married before
1708 Martha ____, and died in 1717. The obvious theory is that William,
"Sr.," was one of the oldest sons of John, and that William,
"Jr.," was son of William "Sr.," but this
hypothesis, which is generally accepted, proves untenable.
Source: "Families of Ancient New Haven", Vol. VII, page 1757
The children of William and Martha are:
04. Caleb Thompson, son of William and Martha was born on September 15, 1708 in New Haven, CT. He chose Capt. Samuel Thomson his guardian (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 320.) After moving to Waterbury he married Rebecca Hickok, daughter of William Hickok and Rebecca Andrews on August 16, 1731 in Waterbury, CT.
05. Rachel Thompson, daughter of Caleb and Rebecca was born on December 22, 1737. She married Jedediah Turner, son of John Turner and Abigail Richards on April 5, 1760 in Waterbury, CT. She died on Oct 17, 1771.
I descend from their son Asa Turner who married Isabel Ketchum.
|Migration pattern of my Thompson family|
|England -- CT|
My Descent From The Thompson Line
|13||Anthony Thompson (1612-1648)|
|12||John Thompson (1632-1707)||Ann Vicars (1633-)|
|11||William Thompson (1674-1717)||Martha (1687-)|
|10||Caleb Thompson (1708-)||Rebecca Hickok (1708-)|
|9||Jedediah Turner (1733-1819)||Rachel Thompson (1737-1771)|
|8||Asa Turner (1765-1847)||Isabel Ketchum (1769-1842)|
|7||Miles Jones (1794-1885)||Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)|
|6||Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918)||Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)|
|5||Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944)||Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)|
|4||Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944)||Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)|
|3||William Edward Marshall (1901-1981)||Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)|
|2||William Edward Marshall|
|1||Tod Howard Marshall|
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