Updated: July 2005
James Thompson lived near Pittsburgh around the time of the American Revolution.
a woman named Elizabeth. (1)
Rachel, the eldest. Married a man named Matheney.
Rebekah. Married a man named
Ruth. Married Benjamin Custard.
Lydda. Married a man named Slye.
Sarah. Married a man named Philips.
James died sometime before May 2, 1786, when
his will was probated.
Following is a lit of some of James’ possessions, as listed in the inventory of his estate:
one young black mare, one old black mare, one young colt, one black cow and bell, one red cow, two year old bulls, two white
barrows, two ewes, one loom, one handmill, bees and hives, cooper ware, two plows, two spinning wheels, one sow and four pigs,
one wool wheel, two grinding stones, one gun, leather, household furniture, bed and bedding, two jackets and farming utensils.
(1) All information comes from James Thompson’s will as cited in "Abstracts of Washington County,
Pennsylvania, Will Books 1-5 (1776-1841)," compiled by Bob and Mary Closson, page 20. Will Book 1, page 61. (2) Washington
County Accounts, File T, No. 3.