Penelope Thompson

29 May 1817–9 December 1867 (Age 50)
Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Penelope

When Penelope Thompson was born on 29 May 1817, in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Thompson, was 44 and her mother, Penelope Reynolds, was 41. She married Joseph Lewis Thompson on 28 December 1835, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1855. She died on 9 December 1867, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lewis Thompson
Penelope Thompson
Marriage: 28 December 1835
Susannah Thompson
William Henry Thompson
Eliza Penelope Thompson
Joseph Thompson
Jane Priscilla Thompson
Ann Penelope Thompson
Henry Thompson
John Thompson
James Godson THOMPSON
Richard Charles Thompson
Benjamin Thomas Thompson
Samuel Robert Thompson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1835West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 10
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 15
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Penelope Thompson Thompson

    PENELOPE THOMPSON THOMPSON 1816-1865 Penelope Thompson was born 22 March 1816 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England. She was the daughter of John and Penelope Reynolds Thompson. William Henry, her old …

    Sources (50)

    • Penelope Thompson in birth & baptism entry for William Henry [Thompson], "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"
    • Penloppe Thompson in household of Joseph Thompson, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Thompson in entry for Samuel Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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