Martha Thompson

22 April 1761–27 September 1808 (Age 47)
Colrain, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Martha

When Martha Thompson was born on 22 April 1761, in Colrain, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Calvin Thompson, was 41 and her mother, Jennet McClellan, was 30. She married Major David Smith on 16 January 1781. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 27 September 1808, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Major David Smith
Martha Thompson
Marriage: 16 January 1781
Rachel Smith
John S. Smith
Eunice Smith
David Smith
Sabrina Smith
Celinda Smith
Calvin Smith
Calvin Smith
Clarisa Smith
Frances Smith

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16 January 1781


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World Events (6)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 15

"At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 25

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Smith in entry for Calvin Smith, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Martha Smith in entry for Calvin Smith, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Martha Smith in entry for Fanny Smith, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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