Rev. Benjamin Thompson

Male 1769 - 1853  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Thompson  [1, 2
    Title Rev. 
    Nickname Ben 
    Born Between 1765 and 1769  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 17 Oct 1850  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 31 Dec 1853  Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Person ID I5232  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2021 

    Father Closs Thompson, Sr.,   b. Abt 1729, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1800, Sharpsburg, Bath, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Jane Jones 
    Married 17 Oct 1759  Rowan, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F1836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Foster,   b. Between 1778 and 1780, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1862  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1797  Campbell, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Thompson,   b. Between 1800 and 1802, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jun 1881  (Age ~ 81 years)
     2. Rebecca Thompson,   b. 1802,   d. Bef 1853  (Age < 50 years)
     3. Mary Thompson,   b. Abt 1803,   d. Bef 1853  (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. Jane Thompson,   b. Between 1804 and 1805, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lucinda Thompson,   b. Between 1808 and 1815, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Samuel Thompson,   b. Abt 1808, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1888  (Age ~ 80 years)
    +7. Benjamin Wilson Thompson,   b. Between 1816 and 1818, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Celia Thompson,   b. Abt Apr 1818, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Henry Lee Thompson,   b. 8 Dec 1820, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1903  (Age 82 years)
    +10. Sarena Irene Thompson,   b. Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1836
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F1838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1765 and 1769 - North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1797 - Campbell, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Oct 1850 - Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Dec 1853 - Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "The first protestant church west of the Mississippi was in Upper Louisiana in 1806. The second was Old Bethel Baptist Church in Southeast Missouri near Jackson. Benjamin Thompson was the pastor of this church for 27 years." [Descendants of Closs Thompson, Sr. and Jane Jones Lee: a study of the Thompson family and the related families of Randolph, Burford, Baldwin, Sander, Adams, Proffer, Looney, Loos, Frankie Burford Randolph, Jean Proffer Adams (1992), Accessed June 2016; online image, FamilySearch (http://books.familysearch.org).]

    • "Departed this life the 31st day of December, 1853, Elder Benjamin Thompson, aged eighty years. He joined the Regular Baptist Church called Bethel near Jackson, in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, on February 8, A. D. 1812, and was licensed to preach the gospel on June 8, A. D. 1822, and was ordained a minister of the Gospel, March 12, A. D. 1825; and September 9, A. D. 1826, was chosen pastor of said church, and remained pastor until the day of his death. Elder Thompson as a preacher was sound in the faith that was delivered to the saints. His life was an example to all people that knew him. When at home he was engaged in working on his farm at peace with all his neighbors, and when out preaching the word, he freely gave it, for as much as it was given to him freely, so he made the Gospel without a charge. Believing with all his heart that it was his duty to preach wherever his mind led him, if any opportunity served, and so he did, all the time, till his age and weakness became so that he had to stay at his own dwelling, where he was kindly waited on until the messenger of death was prepared to separate his spirit from his body. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, yea, saith the Spirit, for they shall rest from their labour, and their works do follow them. He left a wife and one son and grandson on the farm, and other children scattered about with many brethren and neighbors and friends to mourn his loss."

      Copied from Minutes of Bethel Church, Feb. 11, 1854. Copyright The Primitive Baptist Library. [via FamilySearch Family Tree; entry for Benjamin W. Thompson, 1769-1853] See also -- http://www.pblib.org/BethelMoChurch.htm





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  • Sources 
    1. [S650] Lincecum, B. J., Lincecum Genealogy, Featuring "The Lincecum Line" genealogy report dated January 1990.

    2. [S682] Descendants of Closs Thompson, Sr. and Jane Jones Lee: a study of the Thompson family and the related families of Randolph, Burford, Baldwin, Sander, Adams, Proffer, Looney, Loos, 1992, Accessed June 2016.