John Thomson

16 October 1794–20 June 1876 (Age 81)
Heathfield, Sussex, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Thomson was born on 16 October 1794, in Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Thomson, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Goodwin, was 26. He married Jane Prior on 17 July 1815, in Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Brighton, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 20 June 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Thomson
Jane Prior
Marriage: 17 July 1815
Matilda Thomson
Rebecca Thomson
Ann Thomson
Trayton Thomson
John Prior Thomson
James Thomson
William Thomson
Alfred John Thomson
Phoebe Ann Thomson
Lois Thomson
Amos Thomson
James Thomson

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  • Marriage
    17 July 1815Heathfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 6
    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.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 7
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 25
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English and northern Irish: variant of Thompson .Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic McThomas; see McTavish , McComish .Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen . Compare Thompson .

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

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    Orson Spencer Thomson History

    Orson Spencer Thomson, born April 28, 1855 at Brighton, Sussex County, England, is the second son of John Prior and Sarah Simmons Thomson, who were born March 26 1824 at Heathfield, Sussex County, Eng …

    Sources (60)

    • John in entry for Phoebe Thomson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Thomson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • John Thompson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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