Biography of Samuel Thompson
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Thompson, Samuel, was born in Schaghticoke, N.Y., August 27, 1827. His education was obtained in the common schools. He followed the liquor business for twenty years, and was also a carpenter and contractor for twenty years, and is now leading a retired life. December 5, 1868, he married Rose Buffet of this village. They had four children: one daughter and two infant boys are dead, and Clara, who is a school teacher in the Union Free school. Mr. Thompson's father, Alexander, was born in the north of Ireland and came to the United States when a young man, and located in the village. He married Nancy McCann; she was formerly of the north of Ireland; they had nine children, four sons and five daughters: Samuel, Jane, Margaret, Harry, Nancy, Matilda, John, Robert, and Anna. Alexander Thompson is dead, and his wife died in Los Angeles, Cal., in 1891. The ancestry of the family is Scotch on both sides.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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