Isaac Thompson

Isaac Thompson

Birth
Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Dec 1819 (aged 73)
Rochester, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 76705194 · View Source
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Justice of the Peace until his death. Represented the town of Middleborough in the Mass. State Legislature; also represented the county of Plymouth for 16 years until his age called him to retire. He supported the cause of liberty during the Revolutionary War. He was noted for industry, fidelity, and piety. --From: A Genealogy of Descendants of John Thompson of Plymouth,Mass., by Charles Hutchinson Thompson (Lansing, Mich.: Darius D. Thorp, 1890), p. 60.

While in the Massachusetts legislature, he voted in favor of ratification of the United States Constitution by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He was a faithful member of the First Church of Christ (Congregational Church) of Middleboro.

The portrait of Isaac Thompson was painted by portrait artist Cephas Thompson. It hung with a portrait of his wife Lucy in the home on one of his descendants. A descendant Eliot Cranch took photos of the portraits and gave copies to his relatives. A letter dated 1838 gives this brief history of the portraits.


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ERECTED to the memory of HON. ISAAC THOMPSON who died Dec. 21 1819 in his 74th year.


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  • Created by: E Werner
  • Added: 18 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76705194
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Thompson (1 Feb 1746–21 Dec 1819), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76705194, citing Cemetery at The Green, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by E Werner (contributor 46973772) .