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Seceder Graveyard near Darlington -- Thompson burials
Posted by: Jack Brode (ID *****6789) Date: October 26, 2002 at 00:54:53
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John Thompson b. 1823 died in 1853 during that short period of time when Pennsylvania first kept vital records. His death record says he was buried in Seceder Graveyard near Darlington.

Can anyone tell me where Seceder Graveyard is? Does anyone have the cemetery book? Is John listed, and maybe his widow Jane Nixon?

John's parents, Thomas Thompson b. 1785 and Hannah (Wilson) Thompson b. 1787, were living next door to him on the 1850 Census -- never to be heard from again until they were mentioned as deceased in PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN, 1892. Are they buried with him, or does anyone find them buried elsewhere in the area?

Here's what I have on the early Thompsons. I have nothing more on the first three children, but fairly extensive information on descendants of the last four.

Descendants of Thomas Thompson
1 Thomas Thompson 1785 - 1892 b: Abt. 1785 in Ireland d: Bef. 1892 in
Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Assumed) Last heard of on the 1850 Census.
Burial: Assumed to be Beaver County, Pennsylvania
+Hannah Wilson 1787 - 1892 b: Abt. 1787 in Ireland d: Bef. 1892 in
Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Assumed) Last heard of on the 1850 Census.
Burial: Assumed to be Beaver County, Pennsylvania
2 Samuel Thompson 1830 - b: Bef. 1830 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
d: in Unknown. Samuel is known only from a sketch on his brother-in-
law Jacob Grubbs, which names brothers who fought in the Civil War, of
Jacob Grubbs' wife Margaret Thompson. Found in PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN, 1892.
2 William Thompson 1830 - b: Bef. 1830 d: in Unknown. Known from a
sketch on his brother David, and another sketch on his brother-in-law Jacob
Grubbs, both found in PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN, 1892. David's
sketch says William was a Lt.
2 Unknown Male Thompson 1830 - b: Bef. 1830 in Beaver County,
Pennsylvania?? Known only from the early Census.
2 David Thompson 1812 - 1896 b: April 30, 1812 in Beaver County,
Pennsylvania d: July 02, 1896 in Williams County, Ohio Burial: West
Jefferson Cemetery -- Row 6, Jefferson Twp., Williams County, Ohio.
+Barbara A. Lambright 1823 - 1892 b: December 20, 1823 in Beaver
County, Pennsylvania d: April 02, 1892 in Williams County, Ohio m:
September 16, 1841 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania Burial: West
Jefferson Cemetery -- Row 6, Jefferson Twp., Williams County, Ohio
2 John Thompson 1823 - 1853 b: February 18, 1823 in Pennsylvania d:
June 02, 1853 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania Burial: Seceder Graveyard
(near Darlington), Beaver County, Pennsylvania
+Jane Nixon 1825 - b: Abt. 1825 in Pennsylvania
2 Margaret Thompson 1825 - 1892 b: October 30, 1825 in Beaver County,
Pennsylvania d: April 12, 1892 in Williams County, Ohio Burial: April
1892 West Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson Twp., Williams County, Ohio
+Jacob Grubbs 1824 - 1903 b: March 31, 1824 in Columbiana County,
Ohio d: July 20, 1903 in Williams County, Ohio Burial: July 1903 West
Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson Twp., Williams County, Ohio
2 Thomas Jefferson Thompson 1829 - 1893 b: February 08, 1829 in Beaver,
Pennsylvania d: July 03, 1893 in Portage County, Ohio? Burial: Maple
Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Ohio Sec. D Row 13
+Sarah Lambright 1836 - 1913 b: May 22, 1836 in South Beaver
Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania d: May 15, 1913 in City of
Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio m: Abt. 1851 Burial: May 1913 Maple
Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Ohio Sec. D Row 13

Note that the first three sons are not listed in chronological order, as I have no idea when any particular one was born. From the tallies on the early Census we know one was under 10, and another was 10 and under 16, in 1820. The third one was under 5 in 1830.

I haven't located them on the 1810 Census, but Thomas was in Beaver County in time to fight in the War of 1812 from there, and PRESIDENTS, SOLDIERS, STATESMEN, 1892 says David was born in Beaver County April 30, 1812. If they were in Beaver County at Census time in 1810, they must have been living with parents. There were 12 Thompson families and 24 Wilson families in Beaver County that year.

I'm interested in hearing from anyone researching this family, or the Lambright family that married into it several times.

I descend from Thomas Jefferson Thompson and Sarah Lambright through their son Eugene b. June 15, 1874. Thomas and Sarah were in Portage County in the early 1850s, David and Margaret (Thompson) Grubbs were in Williams County, Ohio, and a son of John Thompson and Jane first went to Williams County, ended up in Lima, Allen County, Ohio, and his body was shipped back to Williams County for burial.

Happy to share further information.


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