Thomas Converse, Sr.

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Thomas Converse, Sr.

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Woburn, Middlesex, Mass
Death: circa 1760 (56-64)
Thompson, Windham, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Convers and Dorcas Abigail Convers
Husband of Martha Convers and Abigail Converse
Father of Ebenezer Convers; Martha Johnson; Col. Thomas Converse; Samuel Converse; Abigail Converse and 3 others
Brother of Samuel Converse; Edward Convers, Sr.; Dorcas Whitmore; Paine Converse; Josiah Converse and 1 other

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About Thomas Converse, Sr.

No record of his death has been found except a brief memorandum left by his son Joel, stating that he died in Thompson, Conn., about 1760. He was a constituent member of the church in Thompson, and active in public affairs. In 1742 he was elected to serve as deacon but declined the office. He occupied for a time the farm left by his brother Samuel, and then purchased part of the Sampson Home farm, and built a house on the site now occupied by Jerome Nichols, near the Norwich and Worcester Railroad station. The following is from the Killingly town records:-"At a town meeting held 2 December 1729 then voted and chose Pain Convers and Thomas Convers fence viewers" (and sworn), also, "chose Thomas Convers tything man." Meeting 20 Jan'y 1736/7, "lay out of highway by Thomas Convers."

Thomas Convers was married, first, by Rev. John Fisk, 11 April 1723, to Martha Clough (sister, probably, of Jonathan Clough, who settled in Thompson in 1722, and daughter of Thomas Clough, Senior, of Salisbury). She died l8 June 1735, and he married, second, 3 November 1737, Abigail Fay. Abigail Fay' was the daughter of Samuel 2 and Tabitha (Ward) Fay and granddaughter of John Fay.1 JOHN FAY1 born in England about 1648; embarked at Gravesend, 30 May 1656, in ship "Speedwell" of London, Robert Locke , master, and arrived in Boston June 27. As he was then but eight years old, he must have had parents or relatives in this country. He located first in Sudbury; was in Marlboro, Mass., 1669, where the births of his children are recorded: removed to Watertown, and returned to Marlboro, where he died 5 December 1690. On the breaking out of King Philip's War in 1675, He was in Marlboro and was designated among others to defend the garrison house of William Kerley in case of attack.

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Thomas Converse, Sr.'s Timeline

October 28, 1699
Woburn, Middlesex, Mass
July 27, 1730
Age 30
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut
Age 37
Windham, Windham Co, Connecticut
November 5, 1738
Age 39
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut
August 7, 1740
Age 40
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut
November 18, 1744
Age 45
Killingly, Windham Co., CT
July 2, 1746
Age 46
Killingly, Windham Co., CT
March 5, 1749
Age 49
Windham, Windham Co, Connecticut