David Thompson

Brief Life History of David

When David Thompson was born on 11 October 1772, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Calvin Thompson, was 52 and his mother, Janet Jeanette Mcclellan, was 42. He married Fanny Cuthbert on 15 June 1797, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 24 March 1852, in Colrain, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79.

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David Thompson
Fanny Cuthbert
Marriage: 15 June 1797
Maria Thompson
Moriah Thomas
Fanny Jane Thompson
David Thompson Jr.
John Tyler Thompson
William Thompson
Erasmus D. Thompson
Nathaniel Smith Thompson

Sources (13)

  • David Thompson in household of Daniel Fairbank, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Thompson, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • David Thompson, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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