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John Thompson, Jr.

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: of, Mendon, Worcester , Massachusetts
Death: 1715 (69)
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Thomson and Sarah Thompson
Husband of Sarah Thompson and Thankful E Thompson
Father of Phoebe Miles; Elizabeth Darling; John Thompson, III; Sarah Thomson; Martha White and 10 others
Brother of Sarah Aldrich; Mehitable Hayward; Abel Thompson; Anna Sedgwick/Judd and Mabel Thompson

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About John Thompson, Jr.

John Thompson

  • Birth: 4 APR 1642 in of Mendon, Worchester, Ma
  • Death: 1715 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  • Burial: 1715 Old North Cemetery, North Bellingham, Massachusetts
  • Parents: John THOMPSON b: 5 Jan 1618 in Plymouth, England c: 5 Jan 1619 in St Andrews, Plymouth, Devonshire, England & perhaps Trevore or Woodman SARAH b: ABT 1620 in England


  1. Thankful WOODLAND b: 9 Aug 1646 in Dorchester, Massachusetts


  1. John THOMSON Jr b: 25 Dec 1667 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  2. Sarah THOMSON b: 12 May 1669 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  3. Elizabeth THOMPSON b: 1670 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  4. Martha THOMPSON b: 28 Aug 1675 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  5. Ebenezer THOMSON b: 1 Oct 1677 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  6. Samuel THOMSON b: 4 Feb 1679 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  7. Woodland THOMPSON b: 27 Jan 1681 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  8. Benjamin THOMSON b: 17 Sep 1684 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  9. David THOMPSON b: 24 May 1687 in Mendon, Massachusetts
  10. Hannah THOMSON b: 3 Aug 1689 in Mendon, Massachusetts

biographical notes


John Thomson Jr. was born in 1642 at Dorchester, Massachusetts.1 He was the son of John Thomson Sr. and Sarah (?).

John Thomson Jr. lived before September 1663 at Weymouth, Massachusetts.2 He was chosen to settle the newly established town of Mendon in September 1663.2 He married Thankful Woodland, daughter of John Woodland and Martha (?), circa 1665 at Dorchester, Massachusetts.1

John Thomson Jr. and John Thomson Sr. signed a document relating to provisions for Reverend Joseph Emerson of Concord, the first settled minister of the town on 1 December 1669 at Mendon, Massachusetts.3

John Thomson Jr. and John Thomson Sr. abandonded the town of Mendon (thereafter burned by the Indians in early 1676) with his family, taking refuge in the relative safety of the towns further east circa December 1675.3 John Thomson Jr. and John Thomson Sr. were among the first of the original families to return to Mendon circa July 1677.3

John Thomson Jr. was chosen as Surveyor of Highways at the first meeting since the towns resettlement on 3 January 1680 at Mendon, Massachusetts.4 He witnessed the will of John Thomson Sr. on 27 March 1684 at Mendon, Massachusetts; "in the name of the Lord, Amen. I, John Thompson, Sr. of the town of Mendon. being sensible of my own bodily weakness and infirmities, the manifest alarms of my hastening and approaching dissolution, acknowledge with all the humble thankfullness divine goodness, affording such an opportunity whilst blest with disposing mind to set my house in order before my Earthly Tabernacle is dissolved, do make and constitute this my last last Will and Testament. .."

DNA notes

From FamilyTree DNA - Thom(p)son - Results retrieved July 2015:

T-45 and T-68 are descended from Richard Thompson who was born in 1528 in either England or Scotland [the pedigrees disagree on the birth place]. This is another extraordinary match, because these two men do not share a common ancestor for at least eight generations. Their Most Recent Common Ancestor is 

  • William Thompson, b. 1742 MA, who married Lydia Dyer, so he shared their Y-chromosome markers. To confirm the pedigree for earlier generations, we seek descendants from other lines of 
    • William Thompson, b. 1713 MA, m. Mehitable Hillard; 
    • Benjamin Thompson, b. 1684 MA, d. 1750, m. Sarah Aldrich; 
      • John Thompson Jr., b. 1642 MA, d. 1739, m. Thankful Woodland; 
        • John Thompson, b. 1618/19 England, d. 1685, MA, m. Sarah Woodman; 
          • David Thompson, b. c1592, d. 1628 England m. Amyes Colle; 
            • Richard Thompson Jr., b. c1555, d. 1603 England, m. Florence Cromlan; and 
              • Richard Thompson b. 1528. 


  1. Martin, William A. and Martin, Lou Ella J.. Dennis Darling of Braintree and Mendon and Some of His Descendants, 1662 to 1800,. Murrieta, California: Martin, William A., 2006.
  2. Torrey: U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
  3. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 Birth, Marriage & Death Name: John Thompson Death: 25 Apr 1715 - Mendon, Massachusetts Vital: 25 Apr 1715 - Mendon, Massachusetts
  4. Descendants of DAVID AND AMYES (C0LLE) THOMSON and Their Son John Compiled by Col. Henry Joseph Amy, USA (Ret.) 1962


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John Thompson, Jr.'s Timeline

April 4, 1645
Mendon, Worcester , Massachusetts
Age 20
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
December 25, 1667
Age 22
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
May 12, 1669
Age 24
Mendon, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 28, 1675
Age 30
Mendon, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
October 1, 1677
Age 32
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
February 4, 1679
Age 33
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
January 27, 1681
Age 35
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
September 17, 1684
Age 39
Mendon, , Massachusetts, USA