Elizabeth Thompson

Female1769–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Thompson was born in 1769, in Kent, Delaware, United States, her father, John Thompson, was 43 and her mother, Rachel Jester, was 27.

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Family Time Line

John Thompson
1727–1772
Rachel Jester
1742–1777
Hugh Thompson
1761–
Rachel Thompson
1762–
Margery Thompson
1763–
Nancy Thompson
1765–
Mary Thompson
1767–
Elizabeth Thompson
1769–
John Thompson
1771–
George Thompson
1772–

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Thompson Delaware, Kent County, Orphan's Court records; ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L967-QQ2L
  • Delaware Orphan Court Records, Children of John Thompson and Rachel Jester 1680-1978; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-38854-4274-43

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 7

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 7

"""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."""""""

1777 · Battle of Cooch's Bridge

Age 8

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge took place on September 3, 1777. It was a battle between the Continental Army, American militia and German soldiers fighting with Britain. On the US side, twenty were killed and twenty were wounded. For Britain, three to thirty were killed and twenty to thirty were wounded. The battle was a British victory when they pushed the Americans back across the bridge.

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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