John Thompson

Male 1667 - 1749


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  • Name  John Thompson 
    Born  25 Dec 1667  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Will  10 Dec 1739 
    • John named his wife, Hannah; six sons, John, Samuel, Joseph, Jonathan, Benjamin and Peter; daughters Hannah Darling, Mary Darling, Martha Wight; grand-daughter Abigail Blood; son John and son-in-law Samuel Darling, Executors.
    Died  06 Mar 1749  Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • He died ae. 82 years.
    Probate  14 Apr 1749  Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Suffolk Probate Records, Lib. 48-196
    Notes 
    • In 1737, John Thompson was one of the original fifteen founders of the 1st Baptist Church in Bellingham, the fourth Baptist church started in Massachusetts.

      On 5 MAR 1711, he, along with John Corbit and others were permitted to build a saw mill on the town's common, "on Second Bridge (Charles) River, " below the Dedham Tree. This tree was on a bend of the Charles River, a little north of the house of Ellis Bullard in Bellingham. The sawmill was on the north bank of Charles River, a short distance to the northwest from the Bellingham Station on the Air Line Railroad.

      John received land in the sixth division, 22 DEC 1713. On 23 NOV of that year, he was paid for sweeping out the meeting house. On 4 MAR 1617, he became a Selectman. He was then Sgt. John THOMSON. On 24 JAN 1718, John , now Ensign, was chosen part of a committee to take care of the town's records.

      John received land in the seventh division of land in 1719. As one of the signers of the petition to make part of Mendon into Bellingham, in 1719, he and John Darling and John Marsh were empowered to call the first town meeting anytime the following March. The town was named Bellingham, after Go. Bellingham, and Mendon protested, but to no avail. A 30 x35 foot church was raised 20 MAR 1744 at Bellingham, for the Baptist congregation. At first, they had no settled minister, until 1650, when Elnathan WIGHT, one of John's mother's cousins, was ordained and accepted as their first minister. At that time, Baptist members were still being arrested for not supporting the congregational churches (Puritans).

      !Sources: Thompson, Nancy, nancythomson@funnybusiness.com,"The First Thomsons and the Fourth Baptist Church of Bellingham", Thompson Family Researchers, "Excerpts from 'TheAnnals of Mendon' "
    Person ID  I15093  Bryant
    Last Modified  2 Sep 2006 

    Father  John Thompson,   b. 04 Apr 1645, probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1715, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Thankful Woodland 
    Married  1665  probably, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F785  Group Sheet

    Family  Hannah Wight,   b. 04 Feb 1667, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1759, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1688  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Thompson,   b. 28 Dec 1689, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1756, Charlton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah Thompson,   b. 21 Apr 1692, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1781, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Thompson,   b. 11 Mar 1694, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1740, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Samuel Thompson,   b. 02 Jul 1696, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1779, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joseph Thompson,   b. 19 Oct 1698, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1755, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jonathan Thompson,   b. 23 Oct 1700, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1783, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Benjamin Thompson,   b. 28 Apr 1703, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jul 1786, Glocester, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Martha Thompson,   b. 28 Mar 1705, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1781, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Peter Thompson,   b. 20 Mar 1708, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1755, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F462  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Dec 1667 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1688 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Mar 1749 - Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 14 Apr 1749 - Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., From Middlesex County records..

    2. [S159] Amy, David Thomson, Amy, Colonel Henry Joseph, (Author, Eastchester, New York, 1962), p.9.

    3. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.249.

    4. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Bellingham:217.


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