Biography of Samuel E. Thompson
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Thompson, Samuel E., was born in the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson county. N. Y., son of Samuel E. and Elvira (Salisbury) Thompson. His grandfather, Piam Thompson, was a soldier in the war of 1812, as was his father, who was accepted as a substitute when but fourteen years old. Samuel E., the father, was born in Connecticut, January 23, 1799, and came to this State with his parents when a child, locating in the town of Rodman. He was educated in the schools of his day and was always a farmer. He married twice, first to Fanny Foster, by whom he had one daughter, Alvira. He married for his second wife Mrs. Elvira Salisbury, and they had two children, Fanny and Samuel E. As before stated, Samuel E., Sr., served in the war of 1812, for which he received a land warrant; he died February 28, 1861, and his widow survives, residing on the farm occupied by her husband while living with his first wife, and is a pensioner of the war of 1812. Samuel B. rFhompson, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the public schools and Adams Academy, and is a traveling salesman for the Cleveland Baking Powder Co. October 19, 1871, he married Miss Celia Parrott, of Sackets Harbor, and they have two living children, Charles A. and V. Adah, both students at this date, 1897. Mr. Thompson joined Sackets Harbor Lodge F. and A. M. and was in good standing until 1896, when he joined Daihouse Lodge F. and A. M., of Newtonville, Mass, He is also a member of Newton Chapter, R. A. M., of Newtonville, Mass.; Holyoke Council, R. and S. M., Mass.; Gethsemane Comniandery, K. T., Newtonville; the Consistory of Boston, Mass., and the Shrine of Bridgeport, Conn.

 

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