Cortland County
Family Info
Zenas Thompson

THOMPSON
Notes from Cutters article
Zenas Thompson was the original Thompson to settle in Lapeer, then a part of Virgil. He was b. Mar 9, 1779 in Milford, Mass, but the birth was recorded in Bellingham, Mass, where his parents Caleb and Lydia (Alden) Thompson lived. Lydia was a dau of Rev Noah Alden and they married Dec 21, 1768.

His siblings were Joel, Silence, Hannah, Freelove, Rhufus, Susanna and Hannah.
When he was young, he apprenticed with his brother Joel in Providence, RI. He then lived in Monson, Mass, then Stafford, Tolland Co. CT, then to Butternuts, Otsego Co, NY in 1805. In 1827, he removed to Cortland Co. NY., settling first in Freetown and then moving to Virgil/Lapeer.

He married first in 1803 to Sarah Wood, dau Abner and Betsy (Cross) Wood B. 1779, died Mar 23, 1837. He married second on June 19, 1839 to Mrs. Patience (Church) Lake, b. 1799 in Brattleboro, VT who died in 1876. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is buried in Loope Burying Ground.
Children from M1: Rufus, Elmira m. Lyman Peck, Apollus, Larienda, Hiram, Mary (m1 Nathan Peck m2 David Randall), Julia b. Henry Loomis, Betsey m1 Stephen N. Peck m2 Henry Loomis

Children from M2: only 1, Augusta who married Lee Johnson.
Rufus, his first child was born 1805 in Stafford, CT. In 1822, Rufus went to Masonville, NY and then came to Cortland Co in 1829, settling in Solon. In 1835, he returned to Masonville.

Supporting information:

The article on the Peck family pages 136-140 identifies Lyman Peck as born Dec 24, 1803 in Solon. It states he married ALMIRA Thompson b. Oct 10, 1806 d. June 25, 1896. Lyman was the son of Stephen N. Peck. He had siblings named Nathan (b. 1809) and Stephen N. Peck (b. 1814). Lyman and Almira/Elmira settled in Solon according to the article.



Here are the Dar Records: They are for the Church/Lake family connection to the Hunt family:

Mrs. Sarah Hunt Stockwell.
DAR ID Number: 33502
Born in Lapeer, New York.
Wife of W. A. Stockwell.
Descendant of Henry Lake, Malachi Church and Capt. James Blakeslee.
Daughter of William E. Hunt and Lucretia Lake, his wife, m. 1855.
Granddaughter of Jedediah Lake (1795-1833) and Patience Church (1799-1876) his wife, m. 1824.
Gr.-granddaughter of Henry Lake and Jemima Waldo, his wife; Malichi Church, Jr. (1769-1846) and Lucy Blakeslee (1768-1849), his wife.
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Thomas Lake; Malichi Church and Elizabeth Miller, his wife, m. 1756; James Blakeslee and Anna Blakeslee, his wife.
Henry Lake, (1761-1851), served in the Burgoyne campaign 1777 and was in the classed militia for short tours, once in the place of his father. He received a pension 1832, for over one years actual service as private, New York line.
Malachi Church, (1732-85), was a patriot. He was born in Hadley, Mass.
James Blakeslee, (1735-82), was lieutenant 1776 of the Brattleboro company and commanded a company in the campaign of 1781. He was born in West Haven, Conn., died in Brattleboro, Vt.

Miss Sarah L. Angell.
DAR ID Number: 44587
Born in Lapeer, N. Y.
Descendant of Henry Lake of New York.
Daughter of Erasmus Darwin Angell and Sarah Lake (1826-94) his wife, m. 1848.
Granddaughter of Jedediah Lake (1795-1833) and Patience Church (1799-1876) his wife, m. 1824.
Gr-granddaughter of Henry Lake and Jemima Waldo, his wife.
Henry Lake (1761-1857) was placed on the pension roll 1832 for over one year's actual service as private, New York line. He died in Ames, N. Y.

Mrs. Augusta Thompson Johnson.
DAR ID Number: 97858
Born in Lapeer, N. Y.
Wife of Lee Johnson.
Descendant of Capt. James Blakeslee, as follows:
1. Zenus Thompson (1779-1851) m. 2nd 1839 Patience (Church) Lake (1799-1876).
2. Malachi Church (1769-1846) m. Lucy Blakeslee (1768-1849).
3. James Blakeslee m. Anna Blakeslee.
James Blakeslee (1735-82) served as lieutenant and captain in the Vermont militia. He was born in West Haven, Conn.; died in Brattleboro, Vt.

Mrs. Belinda Johnson Burgess.
DAR ID Number: 97986
Born in Lapeer, N. Y.
Wife of Clark A. Burgess.
Descendant of Capt. James Blakeslee, as follows:
1. Lee Johnson (1834-1911) m. 1861 Augusta Thompson (b. 1841).



Census possibilities
1810 census p 162 Otsego Co, Butternuts Z Thompson
1820 census p 047 Otsego Co, Butternuts LENA Thompson
1830 census p ??? Cortland Co, Should be in Freetown

1835 census of Virgil Book 2 page 8
Gardner Hopkins 4 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 8
Asa Hunt 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8
Austin Wood 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
8
Oregin Rice 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8
William Dorsett 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
8
Patience Lake 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8
Harvey Johnson 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Harvey Johnson DOES have a son Lee age 20 on the 1855 census, so that is probably who Augusta married. Notice the Wood family nearby.

1855 census of Marathon Patience, age 55, is living with Lucy and Mescena Burgess, sisters. With her are Jedediah Lake, 24, and Augusta H. Thompson, 13. All are born Cortland, except for Patience, who was born in Vermont.

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Created on or before 14 February 1999

LAST UPDATED: Saturday, 21-May-2011 13:58:28 MDT

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