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Amherst Thompson

Male 1762 - 1857  (95 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Amherst Thompson was born on 20 May 1762 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Thompson and Abigail Sherman); died on 21 May 1857; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He appears to have been served in the Revolution for nine months beginning in July 1779, under Captain Reuben Lilly.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Clark. Sarah was born in 1767; died on 15 Jan 1852; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sarah "Sallie" Thompson was born on 3 Jul 1788 in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1867 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Joseph Thompson was born on 25 Mar 1733 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (son of James Thompson and Mary); died in 1795 in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio; was buried in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio.

    Notes:

    According to a DAR lineage book, he "commanded a company of minute men on the Lexington Alarm and in 1779 was made lieutenant colonel of the 10th Massachusetts regiment. He was born in Brimfield, Mass.; died in Marietta, Ohio."

    According to his son's 1832 testimony, Joseph Thompson was a major in "Col. Nixon's Regiment", was then transferred to Col. Thomas Marshall's regiment at West Point, and was captured by the enemy in an engagement at Tarrytown.

    Joseph married Abigail Sherman on 19 Feb 1754 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Bezaleel Sherman and Abigail Graves) was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Abigail Sherman was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (daughter of Bezaleel Sherman and Abigail Graves).
    Children:
    1. 1. Amherst Thompson was born on 20 May 1762 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1857; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Thompson

    Notes:

    Possibly the James Thompson who died in Brimfield on 25 May 1776. Said to have been born in Woburn.

    James married Mary. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary
    Children:
    1. 2. Joseph Thompson was born on 25 Mar 1733 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1795 in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio; was buried in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio.

  3. 6.  Bezaleel Sherman was born on 31 Mar 1703 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (son of Dr. John Sherman and Abigail Stone); died in 1779.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 31 Mar 1703, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

    Bezaleel married Abigail Graves on 4 Feb 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Ebenezer Graves and Mary Colton) was born on 18 Feb 1707 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Abigail Graves was born on 18 Feb 1707 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts (daughter of Ebenezer Graves and Mary Colton).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 18 Feb 1706, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 3. Abigail Sherman was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Dr. John Sherman was born on 20 Nov 1683 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Rev. James Sherman and Mary Walker); died on 28 Nov 1774 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He and his wife Abigail Stone "settled in Springfield, Mass., where he was a schoolmaster and physician; but about 1722 they removed to the region which in 1731 became the town of Brimfield, where he was a physician, town clerk for thirty successive years, representative three years, and captain of militia." They were married for nearly seventy years.

    John married Abigail Stone on 9 Nov 1703 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Daniel Stone and Mary Moore) was born on 13 Feb 1681 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 9 Mar 1772 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Abigail Stone was born on 13 Feb 1681 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Daniel Stone and Mary Moore); died on 9 Mar 1772 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 13 Feb 1680, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Jacobus (citation details below) gives this marriage a date of "9 Nov. 170(3?)". The published vital records of Sudbury (citation details below) say "SHEARMAN, John and Abigaill Ston, Nov. 9, 170[torn] [? 1703]".

    We note, however, that Jacobus, Bartlett (citation details below), and the vital records of Brimfield (citation details below) all agree that John and Abigail's eldest child Bezaleel was born 31 Mar 1703, suggesting that this marriage may actually have taken place on 9 Nov 1702, or even 9 Nov 1701 — although John Sherman would have been eleven days short of 18 years old on that latter date.

    Children:
    1. 6. Bezaleel Sherman was born on 31 Mar 1703 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1779.

  3. 14.  Ebenezer Graves was born on 20 Nov 1666 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts (son of John Graves and Mary Smith); died on 10 Jun 1748 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Shortly before his death he deeded 213 acres to his daughter who he called "Abigail Sherman."

    Ebenezer married Mary Colton on 22 Mar 1694 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Isaac Colton and Mary Cooper) was born on 30 Mar 1671 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 26 Oct 1749 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Mary Colton was born on 30 Mar 1671 in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts (daughter of Isaac Colton and Mary Cooper); died on 26 Oct 1749 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 7. Abigail Graves was born on 18 Feb 1707 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.