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Joseph Lewis Thompson was born 8 February 1815 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom to Benjamin Thompson (1776-1831) and Ann Lewis (1780-) and died 15 February 1875 Clarkston, Cache County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Penelope Thompson (1817-1867) 28 December 1835 in West Bromwich All Saints Church, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. He married Caroline Griffin (1844-1916) 5 October 1867 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. He married Thoephenia Griffin (1841-1891) 17 May 1873 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

Joseph Lewis Thompson was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, on 8 February 1815. He was the son of Ann Lewis and Benjamin Thompson. Joseph Lewis Thompson was christened on 27 September 1822 in St. Phillips, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, and given the name Joseph Thompson, but he later adopted his mother's maiden name as a middle name (Lewis) in order to distinguish him from other Joseph Thompsons living near by and to facilitate delivery of mail that was always getting mixed up. Joseph Lewis Thompson worked in England as a silversmith.

On 28 December 1835, he married Penelope Thompson at West Bromwich All Saints, Staffordshire, England. They became the parents of Susannah (1836), William Henry (1838), Eliza Penelope (1840), Joseph Lewis Jr. (1842), Jane Percilla (1845), Ann Penelope (1848), Henry (1850), John (1852), James Godson (1854), Richard Charles (1857), Benjamin Thomas (1859), and Samuel Robert (1861). The family resided in Birmingham until about 1845 when they moved to London.

Joseph Lewis Thompson was baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 2 March 1857. Joseph Lewis Thompson then moved to Providence, Rhode Island, in the spring of 1854. Later the family moved to Utah in 1862 where Joseph Lewis Thompson Sr. worked as a farmer after settling in Clarkston, Cache, Utah.

On 5 October 1867, Joseph Lewis Thompson Sr. married Caroline Griffin in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. They became the parents of Walter Lewis (1869), Isaiah Thomas (1870), and George (1872). On 17 May 1873 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Joseph Lewis Thompson Sr. married Theophania Griffin (a sister to Caroline Griffin). They became the parents of Sylvia Lois (1874). Joseph Lewis Thompson Sr. died on 15 February 1875 in Clarkston, Cache, Utah. He was buried on 18 February 1875 in the Clarkston Cemetery.



Children



Offspring of Joseph Lewis Thompson and Penelope Thompson (1817-1867)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Susannah Thompson (1836-1899)
William Henry Thompson (1838-1922) 1 May 1838 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom 3 April 1922 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States Matilda Young (1834-1866) Emma Cottam (1850-1901) Agnes Elizabeth Perkes (1840-1916) Elizabeth Jane Wright (1855-1908) Matilda Young (1834-1866) Emma Cottam (1850-1901) Agnes Elizabeth Perkes (1840-1916) Elizabeth Jane Wright (1855-1908) Hannah Matilda Selander (1873-1946)
Eliza Penelope Thompson (1840-1909)
Joseph Thompson (1842-1897)
Jane Percilla Thompson (1845-1942) 1 December 1845 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom 20 May 1942 St. George, Washington County, Utah, United States James Godson Bleak (1829-1918)
Ann Penelope Thompson (1848-1932)
Harry Thompson (1850-1927)
John Thompson (1852-1922)
James Godson Thompson (1854-1915)
Richard Charles Thompson (1857-1891)
Benjamin Thomas Thompson (1859-1860)
Samuel Robert Thompson (1861-1927)



Offspring of Joseph Lewis Thompson and Caroline Griffin (1844-1916)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Walter Lewis Thompson (1869-1946)
Isaiah Thomas Thompson (1870-1930)
George Thompson (1872-1885)



Offspring of Joseph Lewis Thompson and Thoephenia Griffin (1841-1891)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sylvia Lowis Thompson (1874-1894)








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See Also

  • Joseph Thompson
  • Thompson in Cache County, Utah
  • Thompson in Warwickshire



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