Person:Martha Thomson (1)

  • F.  John Thomson (add)
  • M.  Abigail Thayer (add)
m. 22 Mar 1719/20
  1. Martha Thomson1723/24 - Aft 1766
  2. Abiall Thompson1729 - Aft 1784
  3. Phebe Thompson1731 - 1756
  4. Annas Thompson1734 - 1774
  5. Judith Thompson1737 - 1756
  6. Aaron Thompson1739 - Bef 1758
Facts and Events
Name Martha Thomson
Gender Female
Birth[1] 2 Feb 1723/24 Bellingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death? Aft 1766 Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Martha's parents were among the first to organize Bellingham and the Baptistchurch there. The first meeting house was built in 1680, but by 1684 the congregation had outgrown the building. On 1 Jan 1694, John Thomson, Jr, Martha's father, bought the Mendon's "old Meeting House" (had been the congregational Church) for four pounds in current money of New England. That was back in Mendon. On 17 Nov 1719, the Thomsons and several other families made a formalpetition that they lived too far from the church and school to use them, soshould not have to pay taxes. They proposed establishing the new town of Bellingham.

  1. Bellingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Bellingham, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1904)