Martha Thompson

22 April 1761–27 September 1808 (Age 47)
Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Thompson was born on 22 April 1761, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Calvin Thompson, was 41 and her mother, Jennet McClellan, was 31. She married Major David Smith on 16 January 1781, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 27 September 1808, in her hometown, at the age of 47, and was buried in Colrain West Branch Cemetery, 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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  • Marriage
    16 January 1781Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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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

    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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    Sources (37)

    • Thompson family record showing births of children and some marriages
    • Martha Smith in entry for David Smith and Julia Foster, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Martha Smith in entry for Calvin Smith, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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