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William P. Thompson

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Birthplace: North Elba, Essex, New York, USA
Death: Died in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson, West Virginia, USA
Cause of death: Killed by a mob when he was captured at Harper's Ferry
Place of Burial: John Brown Farm Grounds, North Elba, Essex, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Roswell Thompson and Jane Thompson
Husband of Mary Ann Clapp
Brother of Henry Thompson; Dauphin Adolphus Thompson and Isabel Brown

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About William P. Thompson

William Thompson, son of Roswell Thompson; born in New Hampshire, in August, 1833. Married in the fall of 1858 to Mary Brown, who was not related to the family of John Brown. His sister Isabel was married to Watson Brown, son of John Brown; and Henry Thompson, his elder brother, was married to Ruth, the daughter of John Brown. He had started for Kansas in 1856, but turned back after meeting the Brown sons, and returned with them to North Elba.

William Thompson was one of John Brown's group who seized the arsenal at Harpers Ferry; he was shot and killed.

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William P. Thompson's Timeline

1833
August 1833
North Elba, Essex, New York, USA
1859
October 16, 1859
Age 26
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson, West Virginia, USA
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North Elba, Essex, New York, USA