Lydia E Thompson

Brief Life History of Lydia E

When Lydia E Thompson was born on 15 April 1815, in Ohio, United States, her father, Enos "Gideon" Thompson, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Higgins, was 34. She married Brackett Pottle in October 1834, in Athens, Ohio, United States. She died on 25 May 1835, in Athens, Ohio, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Richland Cemetery, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Brackett Pottle
Lydia E Thompson
Marriage: October 1834

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  • Lydia E Thompson Pottle, "Find A Grave Index"

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Illinois is the 21st state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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