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GEORGE HENRY THOMPSON (1839-1917) Bass River, Weldford Parish, Kent Co.
Posted by: Thomas Murray (ID *****5502) Date: March 16, 2012 at 19:27:01
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George is buried in the Bass River Cemetery attached to St. Mark's Presbyterian Church; see:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbken/CemBassRivePres.html
Also possibly of interest is:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbken/CemBrowns_Yard.html


GEORGE HENRY THOMPSON b. (Pine Ridge) Bass River, Kent Co., NB 25MAR1839 (2MAR1838 in 1901 census, MAR1839 in 1911), d. Bass River, Kent Co., NB 17NOV1917 age 78 years, buried Bass River Cemetery, Bass River, Kent Co., NB, m. 9SEP1863 LUCY ANN WARD (b. (Moulis River) Main River, Kent Co., NB 7OCT1847 (7OCT1837 on headstone?, 6OCT1846 in 1901, OCT1846 in 1911), d. 17NOV1928)
An early settler in Bass River was James Thompson. Next to him lived John Timpson, sometimes given as Thompson. James was granted 100 acres in Weldford Parish, Kent Co., NB 26FEB1874. An earlier grantee in Weldford Parish was John Thompson who was granted 90 acres 2APR1840. James was likely the James Thompson b. Ireland ca. 1801 in Weldford Parish, Kent Co., NB in 1871 as:

Thompson       James       70       Ire       Pres              Ire       Farmer
                     Christy       67       NB       C of Eng       Eng
                     Mary              29       "       "              "
                     Sarah       26       "       "              "
                     Margaret       24       "       "              "
                     A Christy       22       "       "              "
                     James       20       "       "              "

James Thompson m. Christinia or Christiann K. Fearn (Fearon?) (ca. 1808-12SEP1890) in Weldford Parish 22FEB1848. It is difficult to say if James was related to George, but it is clear that there was more than one Thompson family in Weldford Parish and to study one may mean studying them all. For example, another Thompson family in Weldford Parish in 1871 was that of Charles Thompson (b. PEI ca. 1835, 'Scotch') and his wife Mary Eliza (b. NB ca. 1834.) It would appear that Charles was related to neither George nor James. James (ca. 1809-14OCT1891) was from Co. Derry, Ireland arriving in NB ca. 1838.
George died of gangrene probably due to some accident.
In Weldford Parish, in 1871, George (30) and Lucy Ann (24) Thompson lived next to Daniel Ward (26) and family. Possibly Daniel was Lucy Ann's brother. George and Lucy Ann's children were Adeline (6), David (4), William (2) and George (b. OCT1870.) Daniel Ward's (b. Moulis River ca. 1845 - d. 30MAY1925) death certificates gives him as the s/o Thomas and Mary (Wheeler) Ward; so these may also be Lucy Ann's parents. Another possibility is that, in 1881, near George and Lucy Ann lived the families of Ezra (43) and William (37) Ward; and with William presumably his father, William Ward (66.) The impression is that George and Lucy lived on land originally granted to a Ward, possibly her father. At:
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=tsmith&id=I70062
Lucy is the d/o Thomas and Mary E. (Wheeler) Ward, so this seems more likely. This is especially true as Lucy Ann had her birth registered in 1928 and she and her brother, Reuben Ward, indicated that their parents, William and Mary E. (Wheeler) Ward were from England.
In Weldford Parish in 1881 George (42) and L. Annie (35) Thompson have children: 'Adline' (16), David (14), William (12), George (10), 'Marey' (7), Ethel (3) and 'Ezalell?' (daughter, b. APR1881.)
In 1891, George and Lucy were in Weldford Parish, Kent Co., NB as:

THOMPSON       George       51       NB       Ire       Ire       Pres       Farmer
                     Lucy              45        "       NB       NB        "
                     William       23        "
                     Mary              17
                     Ethel              13
                     Annie       10
                     Sarah        7
                     Hattie        7
                     Edward        6
                       
with both his parents indicated as b. Ireland.
They were in Weldford Parish in 1901, a census in which the birth-dates are very unreliable. In 1911 as well as their daughter, Hattie, there were Lucille Thompson (APR1904) and George H. Thompson (NOV1907), listed as lodgers, but apparently their grandchildren.
Children:
1. ADELINE THOMPSON b. ca. 1865.
Possibly the Adeline Thompson who m. Roderick Robertson.
2. DAVID LAWSON THOMPSON b. 18NOV1866 (ca. 1867), d. Upper Main River, Weldford Parish, Kent Co., NB 21JUN1946 age 79 years, 7 months and 3 days, m. GEORGINA WILSON (b. Ford Bank, Kent Co., NB ca. 1864, d. Bass River, Weldford Parish, Kent co., NB 10DEC1919.)
3. WILLIAM THOMPSON b. ca. 1868-9.
Possibly the William Thompson who d. Bass River 27JUL1889.
4. GEORGE THOMPSON b. OCT1870 (ca. 1871)
5. MARY THOMPSON b. ca. 1874
6. ETHEL THOMPSON b. ca. 1878, m. _____ MESERVEY.
Went to Greenville Junction, Maine by 1929.
7. ALICE (ANNIE?) ISABELLA THOMPSON b. Main River, Kent Co., NB 4APR1881
8. SARAH JANE THOMPSON b. Main River, Kent Co., NB 6DEC1883 (4DEC1883 in 1901.)
Sarah Lillian Thompson, d/o George and Lucy (Ward) Thompson, b. Main River, Weldford Parish ca. 1885, m. 27JAN1904 William J. Connaughton (b. St. Andrews, Kent Co., NB ca. 1881), s/o William and Mary (Barker) Connaughton. Presumably the same Sarah in the birth record except for slight discrepancies in middle name and date-of-birth. Also Sarah Lillian Thompson was Catholic where George's family were Presbyterians, but she likely converted before the marriage as her husband was also Catholic.
9. HATTIE HAMLIN THOMPSON b. Main River, Kent Co., NB 10SEP1884 (SEP1884 in 1911), m. Kent Co., NB 19FEB1907 OSMAN MEDDIE (b. Syria ca. 1883), s/o Syne and Coultune Meddie.
Osman was a pedlar and a "Mohammedan" from Moncton.
J. EDWARD THOMPSON b. 13MAY1885 (ca. 1885)
K. ANNIE LEONA THOMPSON b. Main River, Kent Co., NB 26APR1892

See also:
http://www.caronkin.ca/caron/36239.htm
http://genforum.genealogy.com/canada/newbrunswick/messages/3674.html
http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=8517&p=surnames.thompson

Thomas


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