- Born: 13 Oct 1756, Mill Creek Hundred Twp, New Castle County on Delaware, Pennsylvania Colony 1269
- Marriage: HUTTON, Hannah on 19 Mar 1778 in New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States 2293
- Died: May 1832, Orange County, North Carolina, United States
Noted events in his life were:
1. Residence, 19 Mar 1778, Mill Creek Hundred Twp, New Castle County, Delaware, United States. 2293
2. Residence, 4 Dec 1779, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 315 Joseph and Hannah Thompson and daughter Elizabeth moved from New Garden Mtg, PA, to Cane Creek Mtg, NC. They left New Garden around 7 Oct 1779.
3. Story. Joseph Thompson relocated to Orange County, North Carolina in 1779 after being deeded 280 acres (or 350 acres) from his father. Joseph Thompson, son of James Thompson and Elizabeth Hadley, was born October 13, 1756, in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. On March 19, 1778, he married Hannah Hutton. She was born March 7, 1750. Joseph Thompson and his wife Hannah Hutton moved to Orange County in 1779 when Joseph's father deeded son Joseph 350 acres of land on McGowan's Branch just west of Hillsborough. Joseph and his family were received into the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting on October 7, 1779. Children of Joseph and Hannah were: 1. Elizabeth Thompson, b. Nov 12, 1778, m. 1800 John Lindley, 2. Catharine Thompson, b. May 20, 1780, d. bef1827, m. 1798 Levi Jackson, 3. Abel Thompson, b. Nov 24, 1781, m. 1815 Martha Hadley, 4. Enoch Thompson, b. Apr 24, 1783, d. Jun 22, 1855, m. 1808 Martha Lindley, 5. Thomas Thompson, b. Apr 27, 1785, 6. Edith Thompson, b. Feb 11, 1788, m. 1814 William Turner, 7. Sarah Thompson, b. Jul 15, 1790, m. 1814 ---- Piggott, 8. Lydia Thompson, b. Jun 19, 1792, m. 1812 Jehu Carter. On October 16, 1779, Joseph's father deeded him 350 acres of land in Orange County, North Carolina, on the "North end of that tract of Land Lying on McGowans Creek." The property adjoined that of his brother James who had relocated to North Carolina circa 1767. Joseph, his wife Hannah, and one year old daughter Elizabeth were received on certificates at the Cane Creek Monthly Meeting on December 4, 1779. The certificates from New Garden Monthly Meeting were dated October 17, 1779, one day after Joseph was given property by his father, leaving the impression that the decision to leave Pennsylvania was made without much planning. Hannah became extremely active in the Friend's meetings, and was named assistant clerk of the new Spring Monthly Meeting when it was first established in 1793. She eventually became a minister in the faith. Most of Joseph and Hannah's children remained Quakers, attending Spring Monthly Meeting. Only Sarah appears to have married outside of the church. The minutes of the men's monthly meetings prior to 1815 have been lost, so details of son Thomas are not known. Joseph died in Orange County, North Carolina, in May 1832. His will, dated May 20, 1827, and proved May 1832, names all of his children except Catharine. His son Abel and son-in-law William Turner were named Executors. Witnesses were Samuel McCracken, Sr. and Jr. Since Hannah was not named it is likely that she predeceased him. Joseph and Hannah are most likely buried in the Spring Meeting graveyard. (posted by Ronald E. Johnson at the Thompson Genforum, dated 9 Apr 2000)
4. Story. 2294 Joseph and Hannah Hutton Thompson came from New Garden MM in PA to NC, and settled within the limits of Eno Particular Meeting (Hillsborough). The arrival of Hannah Hutton Thompson was one of the important events in the history of Eno Meeting. She was a noted minister, and became an able and active member of Spring MM. She traveled widely to "proclaim the Truth and to call Friends to strict discipline within the Society."
5. Religion: Quaker.
Joseph married Hannah HUTTON on 19 Mar 1778 in New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States.2293 (Hannah HUTTON was born on 7 Mar 1750 1269,2293.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Marriage Notice, 19 Mar 1778, New Garden Mtg, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. 2293 Joseph Thompson, son of James and Elizabeth Thompson (the latter deceased) of Millcreek Hundred in the County of Newcastle on Delaware; and Hannah Hutton, daughter of Thomas and Katherine Hutton of Newgarden in the County of Chester and Province of Pennsilvania, 19, 3m, 1778, in a Publick Meeting at Newgarden.