Joel Thompson

6 February 1787–28 February 1816 (Age 29)
Paxton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Joel

When Joel Thompson was born on 6 February 1787, in Paxton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Thompson, was 28 and his mother, Bethiah Washburn, was 21. He married Thena Parthenia Allen on 2 June 1813, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 28 February 1816, in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Brimfield Cemetery, Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joel Thompson
Thena Parthenia Allen
Marriage: 2 June 1813
Sarah Jane Thompson
Joel Thompson

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  • Marriage
    2 June 1813Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1788 · The First Presidential Election
    Age 1
    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
    Age 2
    George Washington elected first president of United States.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 13
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    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 (6)

    • Joel Thompson in entry for Joel Thompson, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Joel Thompson, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
    • Joel Thompson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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