Searching for information about origins of THOMPSON family who settled in New Portland, Somerset County, Maine.
PETER Thompson (b. abt 1772, possibly in NH or Berwick area? - d. 19 Jan 1842, New Portland, Somerset County, Maine). His wife's name was MARCILA (b. abt 1776, d.13 Jan 1858 New Portland). They had several children according to the census records - I believe their sons may have included ABEL Thompson (b. abt 1798 - d. 1835, m. Susan TUFTS), ALVAH Thompson (m. Rosannah DYER), and JOHN L. Thompson (b.abt 1799, d.1857) who all lived in New Portland area. Other possibly related Thompsons in New Portland include Daniel Thompson, Nathan Thompson, and widow Catherine Thompson.
Per the 1800 Census, Peter Thompson came to Anson, Maine in 1795 from NH (he was living next to William QUINT, also listed as emigating in 1795 from NH - data says that William Quint was from Berwick, Maine.
I have other ancestors from Berwick, Maine, but I have seen in census records that sometimes place of birth is listed as NH - has anyone else ever seen 'NH' as birthplace for people from Berwick? )
I believe that Peter Thompson was a brother or other close relation to my ancestor, RUFUS THOMPSON (b. 1780-90 poss. in NH, d. after 1840, Franklin County, Maine, m. 1813 Susanna RIANT in Wilton, ME).
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