Aaron Thompson

1760–1792 (Age 31)
Connecticut Farms, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Aaron

When Aaron Thompson was born on 10 December 1760, in Connecticut Farms, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Thompson, was 24 and his mother, Lucy Wolcott, was 18. He married Allette Potter on 2 July 1784, in Essex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 3 July 1792, in Union, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Aaron Thompson
Allette Potter
Marriage: 2 July 1784
Martin E Thompson
Aaron Remsen Thompson

Spouse & Children

  • Male1760–1792Male

  • Allette Potter


2 July 1784
Essex, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 15

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 17

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • <Unknown> in entry for Aaron Remson Thompson, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Aaron Thompson, "Find A Grave Index"

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