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John Nelson THOMPSON
Hester Ann WILDER
Janet Catherine KENNEDY
Husband:  John Nelson THOMPSON
Birth:  ca. 12 Apr 1839, Egremont Twp., Grey Co., Upper Canada [now ON]
Death:  9 Aug 1909, Franklin Twp., Muskoka Dist., ON
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  I1
Father:  John THOMPSON
Mother:  Frances Jane KETCH
Marriage:  9 Nov 1859, Grey Co., ON ended in desertion
Wife:  Hester / Esther Ann WILDER
Birth:  4 Dec 1842, North Gwillimbury Twp., York Co., Canada West [now ON]
Death:  18 May 1922, Geneva, Whatcom Co., WA
Father:  Charles WILDER
Mother:  Ruina MANN
Liaison:  ca. 1874
Partner:  Janet Catherine KENNEDY
Birth:  18 Mar 1848
Death:  26 Jul 1930, Franklin Twp., Muskoka Dist., Upper Canada [now ON]
Father:  Neil KENNEDY
Mother:  Mary __?__
Children with Hester WILDER:
  born in Grey Co., Canada West [now ON]:
  1.  Agnes THOMPSON, b. ca. 1859; d. aft. 1941; m. 28 Dec 1875, Huron Co., MI, John Granville COLLINS (c1843->1920)
  2.  Wesley THOMPSON, b. 15 Aug 1861
  3.  Melissa THOMPSON, b. 8 May 1864; d. 9 Jul 1872, Deerfield Twp., Mecosta Co., MI
  4.  Susanna THOMPSON, b. 30 Mar 1866; d. 7 Aug 1872, Deerfield Twp., Mecosta Co., MI

born in Grey Co., ON:
  5.  Frances Jane THOMPSON, b. 6 Jun 1868; d. 21 Dec 1936, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA; m1. Frank GRAVES; m2. Mr. COLLINS; m3. 30 Jul 1887, Connorsville, Dunn Co., WI, William M. FOOTE (c1852- ); m4. 9 Oct 1911, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA, Fred Everett DUVAL
  6.  Juliae THOMPSON, b. ca. Aug 1871, MI; d. 23 Jul 1872, Deerfield Twp., Mecosta Co., MI

Children with Janet KENNEDY:
born in Artemesia Twp., Grey Co., ON:
  7.  Archibald "Archie" THOMPSON, b. 1874/5; m. 17 Aug 1899, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., ON, Emorallie "Minnie" WILDER (c1878- )
  8.  Margrett / Margaret Ann THOMPSON, b. 5 Feb 1876; d. Oct 1966, Auburn, NY; m1. Mr. OSHESKI; m2. 31 Oct 1893, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., OH, Archibald KETCH (1870-1940)
  9.  Lavina / Lovina THOMPSON, b. 1877/8; m. 16 Sep 1900, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., ON, Francis H. JAMISON (c1875- )
10.  John THOMPSON, b. 10 Jan 1884; m. 23 Dec 1903, Muskoka Twp., Muskoka Dist., ON, Alvina BORNEMAN (c1885- )
11.  Janet K. THOMPSON, b. 1 Aug 1887; m. 14 Mar 1909, North Bay, Nipissing Dist., ON, Frederick William MOSSINGTON (c1881- )

born in Franklin Twp., Muskoka Dist., ON:
12.  Alexander THOMPSON, b. 11 Jun 1889; d. 20 Nov 1978, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., ON; m. 20 Jun 1920, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., ON, Jeanette DODGE
13.  Edith Evelyn THOMPSON, b. 15 Aug 1894; d. 10 Aug 1981, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., ON; m. 23 Jun 1920, Dwight United Church, Dwight, ON, Lancelot ALLINSON
14.  Dora THOMPSON, b. 11 Feb 1898; m. Percy CUNNINGTON (1890-1965)

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Canada, Ontario; USA, US, United States, Michigan, Washington


1a. 1880 US Census / 1881 Canadian Census:  can't find Hesther.  It's said that John deserted her in Michigan.  I can't find Wesley, either.  Daughter Agnes is married and in Verona, Huron Co., MI (p. 224D).

1b.  1881 Canadian Census Index/Extraction (online at FamilySearch.org; FHL Film #1375897; NA Film #C-13261):  Artemesia, Grey East, ON, Dist. 155, Sub-Dist. A, Div. 1, p. 39, Household #189:
Name Marital
Sex Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
John THOMPSON M M German 35 O <Ontario> Labourer C C Baptist
Jennit THOMPSON M F Scottish 25 O <Ontario>   C C Baptist
Archibald THOMPSON   M German  6 O <Ontario>   C C Baptist
Margrett THOMPSON   F German  4 O <Ontario>   C C Baptist
Lovina THOMPSON   F German  2 O <Ontario>   C C Baptist

2.  Participant in the THOMPSON Y-chromosome DNA Surname Project at FamilyTreeDNA:
JOHN NELSON3 THOMPSON (JOHN2, FATHER1) was born Abt. April 12, 1839 in Ontario, Canada, and died August 09, 1909 in Franklin Twp, Muskoka, Ontario.  He married (1) HESTHER ANN WILDER November 09, 1859 in Grey Co., Ontario, Canada, daughter of CHARLES WILDER and RUINA MANN.  She was born December 04, 1842 in North Gwillimbury, Ontario, Canada, and died May 18, 1922 in Geneva, Whatcom Co, WA.  He met (2) JANET CATHERINE KENNEDY Abt. 1874, daughter of NEIL KENNEDY and MARY.  She was born March 18, 1848, and died July 26, 1930 in Franklin Twp, Muskoka, Ontario.


  i. AGNES4 THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1859, Egremont, Ontario, Canada; d. After 1941; m. JOHN GRANVILLE COLLINS, December 28, 1875, Verona, Huron Co., Michigan; b. Abt. 1843, New York; d. After 1920.
 ii. WESLEY THOMPSON, b. August 15, 1861, Durham, Ontario, Canada; d. January 22, 1934, New Whatcom, Washington; m. (1) MINNIE G. MEAD, September 24, 1895, New Whatcom, Washington; b. August 20, 1874, McMinnville, Tennessee; d. January 31, 1900, New Whatcom, Washington; m. (2) MARY MARGARET CHRIMES, October 04, 1908, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; b. England; m. (3) CARRIE STOKES (BAUTER)(JOHNSON), August 02, 1928, Whatcom Co., WA.; b. Abt. 1866; d. May 07, 1932, Bellingham, WA.
iii. MELISSA THOMPSON, b. May 08, 1864; d. July 09, 1872, Deerfield, Mecosta Co., MI.
 iv. SUSANNA THOMPSON, b. March 30, 1866; d. August 07, 1872, Deerfield, Mecosta Co., MI.
  v. FRANCES JANE THOMPSON, b. June 06, 1868, Egremont, Ontario, Canada; d. December 21, 1936, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA.; m. (1) FRANK GRAVES; m. (2) UNK COLLINS; m. (3) WILLIAM M. FOOTE, July 30, 1887, Connorsville, Wisconsin; b. Abt. 1852, Indiana; m. (4) FRED EVERETT DUVAL, October 09, 1911, Bellingham, WA.
 vi. JULIAE THOMPSON, b. Abt. August 1871, Michigan; d. July 23, 1872, Deerfield, Mecosta Co., MI.
  ix. ARCHIE THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1875, Grey Co., Ontario, Canada; m. EMORALLIE/MINNIE WILDER, August 17, 1899, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1878, Egremont Twp, Grey Co.,Ontario, Canada.
   x. MARGARET ANN THOMPSON, b. February 05, 1876, Ontario, Canada; d. October 1966, Auburn, New York; m. (1) OSHESKI; m. (2) ARCHIBALD KETCH, October 31, 1893, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada; b. October 30, 1870, Ontario, Canada; d. July 10, 1940, Meadow Lake, Saskatchawan, Canada.
  xi. LAVINA THOMPSON, b. Abt. 1881, Priceville, Artemesia Twp, Ontario Canada; m. FRANCES H. JAMISON, September 16, 1900, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1875, Essa, Ontario.
 xii. JOHN THOMPSON, b. January 10, 1884, Durham, Ontario; m. ALVINA BORNEMAN, December 23, 1903, Muskoka Twp., Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1885, Muskoka Twp., Ontario, Canada.
xiii. JANET K. THOMPSON, b. August 01, 1887; m. FREDERICK WILLIAM MOSSINGTON, March 14, 1909, North Bay, Nipissing Dist., Ontario, Canada; b. Abt. 1881.
 xiv. ALEXANDER THOMPSON, SR., b. June 11, 1889, Rat Bay, Dwight, Franklin Twp, Muskoka Dist, Ontario; d. November 20, 1978, Huntsville, Muskoka District, Ontario; m. JEANETTE DODGE, June 20, 1920, Huntsville, Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada.
  xv. EDITH EVELYN THOMPSON, b. August 15, 1894, Port Cunnington, Muskoka District, Ontario; d. August 10, 1981, Huntsville, Muskoka District, Ontario; m. LANCELOT ALLINSON, June 23, 1920, Dwight United Church, Dwight, Ontario.
 xvi. DORA THOMPSON, b. February 11, 1898, Franklin Twp., Muskoka Dist., Ontario, Canada; m. PERCY CUNNINGTON; b. March 08, 1890, Ontario, Canada; d. 1965.
John Nelson Thompson

1839, year of birth. Source-Based on age at marriage and 1861 Canada census.  (1901 census indicates birthdate as Jan 12, 1833,  Sue Wolfe indicates birthdate of April 12, 1833, as his parents married in 1837 and were about 17 yrs old at time of marriage the year does not appear to be correct.) 

1859 Dec. 20 John, 20 yrs, living in Egremont, Canada West, Parents John & Jane Thompson, married Esther Ann Wilder, 19 yrs, of Egremont, Canada, Parents-Charles & Ruina Wilder.  Witness-William Thomson of Egremont.  Source-County Marriage Registers of Ontario, Canada, Grey County, Ontario, 1858-1869, Volume 33.  Note-A) We have a photocopy of this form. B) William Thomson marrying Lynda Wilder on same form 4 entries above.  Witness was John Thomson. 

1861 census, Ontario, Grey Co., Egremont Twp.  Age 21, living with wife-Esther 18 yrs, daughter Agnes 2 yrs.  Living next door to Willard Wilder, 2 doors from Nathanial Wilder, 3 doors from Thomas Wilder. Living on Con 21 Lot 4 which belongs to Daniel Wilder,.

1861 Son, Wesley born. Source-Wesley's immigration to the US papers.

1869 Son, Wesley immigrated to the United States in 1869. Source-1900 census, Whatcom Co. WA.

1870-1 Believe he was in Michigan, (unable to locate)  where he left his wife and children. We have a copy of a 1916 journal entry describing the desertion and the death of the three girls within 6 weeks of each other.

1879 Map of Franklin Township, Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada shows John Thompson owning land in Cons 7, Lots 18 & 19, Cons 8, part of Lot 21.  His father had land just across one of the bays and next to his other son William.

1881 Census, Artemesia Twp, East Grey Co., Ontario, Canada (District 155, Sub-district A, Division 1).  John 35 yrs, living with wife-Jennet 25 yrs, son Archilbald 6 yrs, daughter Margaret 4 yrs, daughter-Lovina 2 yrs, religion CC Baptist, John shows origin-German, Jennet-Scotch. 

1891 Census Muskoka/Parry Sound, Chaffey, Franklin & Sinclair Twps. John 50 yrs, Janet 35, Archibald 16, Maggie 14, Annie 12, John 10, Jeanni 6, Alexander 2yrs.

1901 Census, Muskoka-Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada.  All show 'racial or tribal origin' as Scotch.  Religion-John is Baptist, Jennet & all of the children are Presb.  CONFLICTS (with information that I recvd from Kathy Thompson: (1) John Thompson  age-67,                    dob 12 Jan 1833, (2) Jennet Thompson age-47, year of birth 1883 or 1853, (3) John Thompson age-19 dob 10 Jun 1881, (4) Jenny Thompson age-15 dob 1 Aug 1885, (5) Alexander Thompson age-11 dob 15 Jun 1889, (4) Eveline Thompson age-7 yrs, dob 15 Aug 1893, (5) Dora Thompson age 3 yrs, dob 11 Feb 1897.

Cause of death. Source-Muskoka-Perry Sound County death records. I have a copy.


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