Yet More Thompsons!
Charles C. Thompson
Charles C. Thomas was born in Union City, Pennsylvania, on December 14, 1833. He was a carpenter. He married Amanda Burroughs. Caleb Thompson was is grandfather and Abel Thompson the first his great-grandfather.
Mrs. Charles C. Thompson,-Amanda Susanna Burroughs
Amanda Susanna Burroughs was born in Shrewsburg, Rutledge County, Vermont, on June 3, 1834. Her parents arrived in Beaverdam on october 20, 1843, and on February 18, 1844, they came to Union Mills where they settled.
On December 25, 1854, at the home of her sister, Mrs. William Putnam, Amanda married Charles C. Thompson, with Moses Smiley Esq. performing the ceremony.
The Thompsons had seven children, three of whom survived. William H. Thompson was their son. He was born in 1850 and died in 1924 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Charles Alanson Thompson, another son, was born in Union City on June 24, 1869. He was reared and educated for the most part by his uncle William Putnam. Mrs. Nellie Thomas and W.Y. Thompson live in Union City and C.A. Thompson lives in Brocton, New York.
William H. Thompson
The whole community suffers deeply the loss of one of the oldest and most prominent citizens, William H. Thompson who died Saturday evening, April 26, 1924. While he had been in failing health for some time, his death came as a shock to all who knew him.
William H. Thompson was born in Union City on February 3, 1858, where he spent his entire life. He was a great-grandson of Abel Thompson, one of the founders of Union City. After being educated in the local schools, William accepted a position with the Philadelphia and Erie Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He served the railroad company in various capacities, becoming an agent in 1898, which position he held at the time of his death. His record of 46 years continuous service was one of which he could feel justly proud.
He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and an energetic worker in all of its departments. His whole life was devoted to the betterment of the community. His influence bespoke the men of sterling worth whom all men knew him to be.
Mr. Thompson was a director of the First National bank, in which capacity he had served several years. He was a member of Eureka Lodge No, 366 F&M, of which he was Past Master.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter Mrs. F.D. Kamerer of Schenectady, New York; one son, M. Lynn Thompson of Union City; two grandchildren, Jean and Julia Kamerer; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Thomas of Union City and a brother Charles A. of Erie.
The house will be open to friends on Monday evening from 7 to 8 o'clock. The funeral will be private and the service at the cemetery (Evergreen) will be in charge of the Masons.
Union City Times, April 28, 1924
William Thomas Bracken was the oldest son of Thomas Bracken of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and a Miss Kilmary. He was ten years old when his parents moved to Westmoreland County. For a number of years after beginning life for himself, he lived on a farm near Cannonsburg. He eventually traded that for 400 acres of land at Fort Leboeuf, near Union City, assuming it possession in 1808, when he settled there as a pioneer. He at once erected a two-story log house, a very pretentious structure for those days. Settlers were then few and far between, there being but few openings in the wilderness thereabout, which was the home of wild animals of all kinds, and the hunting ground of the Indians.
He married first Jane Thompson and married second, a widow whose maiden name was Sarah King.
During the War of 1812, he was called upon to serve as a soldier, but his son Thomas volunteered to go in his place as a substitute. In 1814, he took the contract to build the academy building at Waterford and at that time moved to a farm on the flats near that place, it having been reserved by the state to support the academy. In 1826, he returned to his own farm where he subsequently resided until his death in 1850.
In 1846, he was left a widower by the death of his second wife, Sarah King. After this, he started with a team fo visit his sons and other relatives, driving across the county and spending some times in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.
In the spring of 1850, having made all of his intended visits, he started to drive to his home in Pennsylvania from Kentucky and had proceeded but a short distance when he died at the home of his niece in April 1850, near Shelbyville, Kentucky.
(The Twentieth Century History of Erie County Pennsylvania, Volume III, John Miller. 1909, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, p. 263)
G.W. Brakeman, sold dry goods, boots, shoes an carpets at his store in Union City, Pennsylvania. He was born in Venango County, Pennsylvania, in 1847. He was the son or Lorenzo and Sarah A. Thompson Brakeman, natives of Pennsylvania. They moved from Mercer County,Pennsylvania to York County, Nebraska in 1870, where Mrs. Brakeman died.
Mr. Brakeman came to Union City in 1870 engaging as a salesman until the spring of 1882, when he opened his present place of business in the Gillett Block. Possessing good business qualifications and carrying a good stock, he did a large and increasing business.
Mr. Brakeman married in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, in 1870, Almira C. McCutcheon, a native of Mercer County. Three children blessed this union, all living. James D., Frank E. and William Brakeman.
G.W. Brakeman is connected with the Methodist Episcopal Church and is a member of the I.O.O.F., K of H and Royal Templars. He is a highly esteemed businessman of Union City.
(History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; Warner, Beers & Co., 1884)
Charles Capron, Sr.
Charles Capron Sr. was born February 24, 1768, in Marlboro Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He bought a farm in Marlboro in 1795, which he sold in 1804, and moved to Reading, Windsor County, Vermont. He was "Warned out" at Reading in 1805 and admitted a "Freeman" of Reading in 1808. (Warned Out is associated with Quaker Meetings of that time frame. Apparently, he had given the Quaker Community reason to want to expel him and his family)
He came to Erie County, Pennsylvania in 1819 with his wife and his son, Charles Capron Jr.
He died July 11, 1824.
Inscription, Thompson Cemetery, Union City, Pennsylvania
Cheney Records, Erie County Historical Society
History of Marlborough Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Charles A. Bemis, Boston 1881
U.S. Census of 1800 for Cheshire County, New Hampsire
U.S. Census of 1810 for Reading Winsor County, Vermont
Deeds: Cheshire County New Hampshire and Windsor County Vermont
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania: Warner, Beers & Company, Chicago 1884.
Sarah Whitmore Capron
Sarah Whitmore Capron was born around 1770. She married Charles Capron on August 20, 1792, at Roxbury, Massachusetts both shown as "of Brookline."
They had one son and six daughters listed in the U.S. Census of 1810 for Reading Vermont. Six children were named in the 1806 "Warning Out," not necessarily in order of birth.
She died in Erie County, Pennsylvania, after 1819.
(Sources are the same as listed for Charles Capron)
Charles Capron, Jr.
Charles Capron, Jr., was born in 1797 and died on August 5, 1874. He was born in Marlboro, Cheshire County, New Hampshire and moved to Reading Windsor County, Vermont, with his parents in 1805.
In 1819, he moved to Erie County, Pennsylvania, "bringing his parents with him."
He married Catherine-------, who died after 1850. He married widow Sarah March Foster.
(Sources are the same as for Charles Capron)