Tobias J. Thompson was born 5 April 1848 at Castine, Maine, the
son of Tobias Thompson and wife Lydia Perkins (Hatch) Thompson.
On January 12, 1873, he married Maria Abbott, who was born 9
July 1854 at Frankfort, Maine, the daughter of 20th Maine surgeon
Charles Abbott and his wife Harriet Newell (Chick) Abbott.
Tobias and Maria moved to the prairie after their marriage and
lived at times in Nebraska and South Dakota. In 1929, as a
result of the devastating dust storms of the prairies, they
moved back to the Captain Tobias Thompson homestead at Winterport,
Maine. Tobias died in 1942, and Maria in 1949.
At the bottom of this page is a family tree for Charles Abbott
Thompson, son of Tobias J. Thompson and his wife Maria (Abbott)
Thompson. If you have any corrections, additions or insights
regarding the Thompson and Abbott families, please leave a comment
or contact Todd House directly. Thanks!
An envelope containing a late 1800s or early
1900s photo of the Thompson children at Norden Nebraska and some
newspaper clippings about the Thompson and Abbott clans of
The clipping above is entitled "Henry Buxton
Says...Famous Old Thompson Clan of Winterport Can Boast Many
Distinguished Members. Count Rumford, Member of English
Branch of Family, Knighted for Attainments in Science and
Invention; Benjamin Thompson, First of Clan in Winterport; Historic
Old Homestead." It's definitely worth a read, if you have a
few moments. These Thompsons were involved in the Revolution,
War of 1812 and Civil War.
Another clipping is shown some paragraphs
below, entitled "Henry Buxton Says...Three Abbotts Were Physicians
in Winterport. Town's Health Guarded by Three Generations of
Same Family". This clipping is also fascinating, with
descriptions of the life of a country doctor and service as
physician with the 20th Maine in the Civil War.
Also shown below is a photograph of the
Thompson children at Norden, Nebraska.
Below, front and back of the envelope.
The clipping about the Abbott Family:
The last few lines in the image above are a
bit clipped off. Starting with the last line shown above, the
end of the column reads "received his medical education at New
York University. At the out-. Then read up
to the top of the second column, so you'll see
that out is the first syllable of
The photograph of the Thompson
Reverse, reads: Norden, Nebraska.
The Thompson children. Emma & Abbott
Abbott may refer to Charles Abbott Thompson,
who was born 13 June 1892 in Rhode Island, the son of Tobias and
Maria (Abbott) Thompson.
From online research, hopefully
Tobias J. Thompson was born 5 April 1848 at
Castine, Maine, the son of Tobias Thompson and Lydia Perkins Hatch.
His paternal grandparents were Benjamin Thompson and Olive
Oakman. His maternal grandparents were Mark and Lydia
On 12 January 1873, at Winterport, Maine, he
married Maria Abbott, who was born 9 July 1854 at Frankfort, Maine,
the daughter of Charles and Harriet Newell (Chick) Abbott.
Her paternal grandparents were Edmond and Alice (Ware)
Abbott. Her maternal grandparents were Elisha and Ruth
Tobias and Maria spent part of their
marriage living in Hay Springs, Nebraska and Fairfax, South Dakota,
where they encountered many hardships and adventures. The
dust storms of the 1920s, as the article indicates, made them think
of home, and they returned to Winterport, Maine in 1929 to live in
the Captain Tobias Thompson homestead.
If you have any corrections, additions or
insights to add to the information presented above, please leave a
comment or contact me directly.
A map of Winterport, Maine:
A map of Hay Springs, Nebraska:
A map of Fairfax, South Dakota:
Thanks for stopping by!
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Family Tree of Charles Abbott