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Elihu Thompson (1741 - 1785)

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Elihu Thompson
Born in Stonington, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Burlington, Otsego, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Oct 2010
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Categories: American Revolution | Stonington Connecticut-Study | Stonington, Connecticut | New London County, Connecticut Colony | Thompson Name Study.

Elihu Thompson participated in the American Revolution




Elihu Thompson was born 5 Sep 1741 to William Thompson and Katherine Richardson in Stonington, Connecticut Colony.[1][2][3]


Elihu married Dezire (Palmer) Thompson 14 Jan 1767, in Stonington.[1][3]


Born in Stonington, Connecticut Colony:

Desire (Thompson) Satterlee; b. 29 Jan 1769[1]
Mary (Thompson) Wheeler; b. 22 Feb 1770[1]
Joseph Thompson; b. 05 Oct 1771[1]
Sarah Thompson; b. 15 Jan 1774[1]

Born in New York (presumably Burlington):

William Thompson; 12 Sep 1777[4]
Hannah (Thompson) Pope; b. 5 Apr 1784[4]
Note: According to Progessive Men of The State of Montana, William was the fifth of eight children. So far only six have been located and verifiable.[5]

Military Service

Elihu served during the American Revolution in Capt. James Peck's company, Col Roger Enos' Connecticut regiment.[6][7]


Through the import of this person Elihu's year of death was imported as "1783" in the ged.comm. However it was input as 1785 when this profile was adopted. While the exact date is not known, the only verifiable reference found, so far, is in the Lineage Book - National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which has the year of his death listed as 1783 and that he died in Burlington, Otsego, New York.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Wheeler, Richard Anson; (1900); History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from its first settlement in 1649 to 1900; Press of the Day Publishing Company, New London, Conn.; PG619 ; Retrieved from
  2. Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906, database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), William Thompson in entry for Elihu Thompson, 05 Sep 1741; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore. Viewable with paid subscription:
  4. 4.0 4.1 Worden, Mrs. Dora Pope; Langworthy, Prof. Wm. F.; Burch, Mrs. Blanche Page; w/Prelim. History by the late Pope, Franklin Leonard (1917); Genealogy of Thomas Pope and Descendants; The Republic Press, Hamilton, New York; PG : Retrieve from:
  5. Bowen, A.W., & Co. Firm Publishers (19??); Progressive Men of the State of Montana; Bowen, A.W., & Co. Firm Publishers, Chicago, Illinois; PG ; Retrieved from:
  6. Daughters of the American Revolution. Lineage Book - National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Vol. 85. 1910 Washington, D.C.: Daughters of the American Revolution, 1926; PG 223; Retrieved from
  7. 7.0 7.1 Johnston, Henry Phelps, 1842-1923, Connecticut, Adjutant-General's Office (1889); Record of service of Connecticut men in the I. War of the Revolution, II. War of 1812, III. Mexican War; Published by the Adjutant-General's Office, Hartford, Connecticut; PG 615; Retrieved from:


This person was created through the import of master 11_12.ged on 21 October 2010.

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On 7 Aug 2016 at 11:31 GMT T Counce wrote:

Thompson-28702 and Thompson-1175 appear to represent the same person because: These are exactly the same person, the only reason I created the 28702 profile was because the 1175 file didn't have all of the info in it and therefore didn't show up when I put in Elihu's DOB. I didn't discover the duplicate until I went to add his spouse Desire Palmer, Palmer-402.

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