Martha Thompson

Brief Life History of Martha

Martha Thompson was born on 22 April 1761, in Colrain, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America as the daughter of Joseph Calvin Thompson and Jennet. 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 Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, 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

Sources (36)

  • Martha Thompson, "Massachusetts Births 1761
  • Martha Thompson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Martha Thompson, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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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