Elias Thompson

28 June 1741–
Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Elias

When Elias Thompson was born on 28 June 1741, in Westerly, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Elias Thompson, was 32 and his mother, Thankful Stanton, was 22. He married Mary Stanton on 14 October 1762, in Charlestown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters.

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Elias Thompson
Mary Stanton
Marriage: 14 October 1762
Elias III Thompson
Joseph Thompson
Hannah Thompson
Isaac Thompson
Thankful Thompson
Lodowick Thompson
Esther Thompson
Peleg Stanton Thompson

Spouse and Children

14 October 1762
Charlestown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America


    Elias III Thompson


    Thankful Thompson


    Lodowick Thompson


    Joseph Thompson


    Hannah Thompson


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (2)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 22

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 31

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elias J Thompson in entry for Peleg Stanton Thompson, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"
  • Family Record Transcribed in 1930's
  • Elias Thompson, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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