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Mary Adelaide Benedict

Born Born 09 Oct 1838 Woodhull, Steuben co., NY
Married Married 1st 30 Apr 1857 John Alexander Thompson Sr Addison, Steuben co., NY
Died Died 28 Jun 1916 Addison, Mower County, MN


Children:with John Alexander Thompson. All Chd b Minnesota

  1. Mary J Thompson ca 1858-
  2. John Alexander Thompson Jr ca 1860-
  3. Robert A Thompson 1866-
  4. Howard Thompson ca 1869-
  5. Mora Thompson
  6. Thaddeus R Thompson 1874-
  7. Emily Thompson 1876-
  8. Sylvester D Thompson 1870-
  9. Frank Thompson ca 1870

John Alexander Thompson Sr and Family

John was b 23Nov1828 at Preston, Chenango County, NY. He d 30Dec1915 at Austin, Mower County, MN. He was the son of Robert Thompson b 27Jan1785 at North Stonington, New London County, CT, d 30May1874 at Addison, Steuben County, NY. John's mother was Dorothy Skinner, b 14Apr1800 Chenango County, NY, d 4Jan1846 Addison, Steuben County, NY.

1850 US Federal Census: Addison, Steuben, New York; Roll: M432_598; Page: 196; Image: 391. 11Jul1850

  • Thompson, Robert, age 56, male, farmer, value of real estate:3000, b CT
  • Thompson, John A, age 21, male, farmer, b NY
  • Thompson, Hannah, age 17, female, b NY
  • Thompson, Robert Jr, age 15, male, b NY

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 Name: John A Thompson Death Date: 30 Dec 1915 Death County: Mower State File Number: 008085 Certificate Number: 008085 Certificate Year: 1915 Record Number: 182167

Census Records

1860 US Federal Census: Udolpho, Mower, Minnesota; Roll: M653_572; Page: 0; Image: 41.

Thompson, John A, male, white, age 29, farmer, value of real estate: 500, personal: 100, b NY

  • Thompson, Mary, female, white, age 21, b NY
  • Thompson, Mary, female, white, age 2, b MN
  • Thompson, John, male, white, age 6/12, b MN

1870 US Federal Census: Windom, Mower, Minnesota, Post Office: Austin; Roll: M593_8; Image: 67. 27Jul1870

  • Thompson, John A, age 38, male, white, farmer, value of real estate: 4000, personal: 1100, b NY
  • Thompson, Mary A, age 31, female, white, b NY
  • Thompson, Mary, age 12, female, white, b MN
  • Thompson, John, age 10, male,white, b MN
  • Thompson, Robert L, age 4, male, white, b MN
  • Thompson, Frank, age 2/12, b May, male, white, b MN

1880 US Federal Census: Windom, Mower, Minnesota; Roll: T9_626; Family History Film: 1254626; Page: 567.2000; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 0864. 23Jun1880

  • Thompson, John A, male, white, age 51, farmer, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY
  • Thompson, Mary A, female, white, age 42, keeping house, b NY, parents b NY
  • Thompson, John A, son, male, white, age 20, at home, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Robert L, son, male, white, age 13, at school, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Howard, son, male, white, age 11, at school, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Sylvester, son, male, white, age 9, at school, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Thaddeus, son, male, white, age 7, at school, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Emily, dau, female, white, age 4, b MN, parents b NY

1900 US Federal Census: Austin Ward 3, Mower, Minnesota; Roll: T623_776 Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 83. 23Jun1900

  • Thompson, John B, head, male, white, b Nov1826, age 73, b NY, parents b NY, farmer
  • Thompson, Mary A, wife, female, white, b Oct1838, age 61, mother of 2, 2 living, b NY, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Robert, son, male, white, b Nov1866, age 31, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Thodris, son, male, white, b Nov1874, age 25, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Jinney, grandau, female, white, b Jul1892, age 7, b MN, parents b MN

Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905
Name: John A Thompson Census Date: 1 Jun 1905 County: Mower Locality: Austin Ward 3 Birth Location: New York Gender: Male Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Race: White Father's Birth Location: New York Mother's Birth Location: New York Line: 11 Roll: MNSC_137

  • Thompson, John A, Garfield St, male, age 77, white, b NY, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Mary A, female, age 67, white, b NY, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Robert S, male, age 39, white, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Thaddeus S, male, age 29, white, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Jennie A, female, age 12, b MN, parents b MN

1910 US Federal Census: Austin Ward 3, Mower, Minnesota; Roll: T624_712; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 81; Image: 130. 18Apr1910

  • Thompson, John A, head, male, white, age 82, m1, m 52y, farmer, b NY, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Mary A, wife, female, white, age 71, m1, m 52y, mother of 8, 6 living, b NY, father b CT, mother b NY
  • Thompson, Robert L, son, male, white, age 45, single, farmer, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Thaddeus S, son, male, white, age 34, single, mail carrier, b MN, parents b NY
  • Thompson, Jennie, grandau, female, white, age 17, b MN, parents b MN, student


Benedicts to America, Vol I, Pg 163
181. JOHN THOMAS6 (Abraham,5 John,4 Thomas,3 John,2 Thomas1)
b. June 26, 1773, at Norwalk, Ct.; m. Feb. 7, 1795, Betsey, dau. Nathan Dart of Boston, Mass., who d. Feb. 5, 1838. He was a soldier in the war of 1812; d. near Dansville, March 7, 1845. Ch.
1) - WILLIAM, b. May 6, 1796, at New Lisbon; m. Nov. 9, 1819, Adeline Fellows. He d. at Huntsville, Otsego Co., Sept. 13, 1829. She res. at Durham, Greene Co. Ch.
a) Caroline, b. Sept., 1820.
b) (464.) Rev. William Addison, b. March, 1822; m. twice; no issue; grad. Amherst College, 1849; received degree of A. M.; Presb. minister.
2) - BETSEY, b. Sept. 8, 1797; m. Aug. 18, 1822, John R. Walker, res. Woodhull.
3) - PHOEBE, b. July 1, 1799; m. Feb. 19, 1824, John T. Wood; res. Sharon, Wis.
4) - JOHN, b. March 15, 1801; m. Jan. 19, 1826, Emily Webb, b. 1807; moved, recently, from Woodhull to Yankton, Dacotah Territory. He d 22Nov1858, she d 7Aug1886. Ch.
a) Harriet P., b. Nov. 19, 1826, Providence, Pa. She m Bligh Wood
b) Phoebe, b. Oct. 15, 1828.
c) William W., b. Feb. 5, 1831; m. Adeline (Thorne?), b. 1832, in Schoharie. Res., 1855, in Woodhull. Ch.
I.) Washington E., b. 1851.
II.) Alice E., b. 1855.
d) (465.) Washington, b. Aug. 9, 1833, at New Lisbon; res. Tuscarora. (N. Y. Census, 1865). Wife Irena L., b. 1835, Steuben Co. Ch.
I.) Charles, b. 1858, Iowa.
II.) Ernest H., b. 1864, Steuben Co.
e) Cordelia, b. Jan. 1, 1836, Hartwick. m Bucklin H Wood
f) Mary Adelaide, b. Oct. 9, 1838, Woodhull. m John Thomson
g) Albert G., b. May 15, 1841, at W.; m. Eliza J. --, b. 1838. He was in the army. They had two ch.; one living in 1865: I) Mary A., b. 1864. He m 2nd Eliza Graham 22Jun1861.
h) Leonard H., b. Aug. 2, 1843, at W.
i) Juliette, b. Sept. 25, 1846, Unadilla. m Wm Hoaglin 28Jul1867
j) Julianna, m Leander C Smith Aug1872.
5) - LEONARD, b. April 29, 1802; m. Feb. 25, 1829, Mary Hitchcock. No issue; res. New Hampton, Iowa.
6) Rev. ELISHA BLIGH, b. Sept. 5, 1806; m. Dec. 1, 1831, Hannah Martha, dau. Marcus S. Willard, who was drowned in the Cownesque river, at Elkland, Tioga Co., Pa., June 28, 1835, in attempting to cross on a foot bridge; m. 2d, Sept. 7, 1837, Emily R., dau. Hon. John Ryan. Presbyterian minister; settled at Elkland, Pa. Ch.
a) Ledentia Marilla, b. Feb. 7, 1833, Westfield, Pa.; m. Dec. 30, 1854, John C. Johnson.
b) Juvantia Martha, b. Dec. 12, 1834, Elkland, Pa.; m. April 12, 1858, Henry L. Fitch of Cooperstown.
c) Evander Ryan, b. Oct. 1, 1838; d. April 17, 1839.
d) Evalette Maria, b. Oct. 2, 1840, Elba.
e) Amoret Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1844, Millville.
f) Mary Susannah, b. Oct. 25, 1846, Millville; m. Nov. 1, 1865, John C. Whitaker. g) Charles Corydon, b. Dec. 29, 1850, Lawrenceville, Pa.; d. Feb. 9, 1853.
h) Charles Hiram, b. March 16, 1856, Covington, Pa.
7) - RHODA, b. July 18, 1808; m. March 4, 1836, Luther Newton; d. Feb. 24, 1841, Addison.
8) - CLARK HOYT, b. Dec. 16, 1811; m. Feb. 26, 1835, Merilla Knowlton. Ch.
a) Celestia, m. Pepper
b) Volckert, m. Miss Thurston.
9) - RUSSELL, b. March 29, 1814; d. May 5, 1815.
10) - MARY ANN, b. Feb. 8, 1816; m. March 12, 1837, Nelson Kenyon.
11) - CHLOE A., b. Feb. 14, 1818; m. Nov. 24, 1840, Orrel Whipple. Res. Byron. Had two sons in the army -- Charles Adelbert and Lewellyn Herbert; Charles A. returned in safety from his two years' campaign, but reenlisting, was taken prisoner and starved to death in Salisbury prison, aged 20. Lewellyn enlisted at 15 years of age, and died of fever in hospital at Washington, D. C.


Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, and is the county seat of Mower County. The southern part of the city is in Austin Township while the northern part is in Lansing Township; the city is politically independent of both. The town was originally settled along the Cedar River and it has two man-made lakes called East Side Lake and Mill pond.

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