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Thompson, Ebenezer, 1737-1802

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1737 - 1802

Ebenzer Thompson was born in March 5, 1737 in Durham, New Hampshire. He was a physician and public servant. In the mid-1750s he served for a decade as a selectman of Durham and in the late 1750s Thompson set up his own medical practice. He represented Durham in New Hampshire’s extralegal provincial congresses in 1774 and 1775 and also took part in the raid on Fort William and Mary in Portsmouth Harbor in December 1774. In 1783, Thompson became the clerk of the Strafford County Court of Common Pleas. In the spring of 1787 he won election to the executive council, an advisory body to the governor, but he had to abandon that seat within several months when he accepted an appointment as a judge on the Strafford County Court of Common Pleas. He participated in the state’s constitutional convention of 1792. Thompson died on August 14, 1802.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 811509
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 811509
Scope and Contents Letter from Daniel Webster in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Ebenezer Thompson in Portsmouth, requesting payment be made to Tucker and Atkinson for work they did on Thompson's ship. Includes letter from G.T. Banks of Boston to Malcolm Stearns, Haddam, CT of April 24, 1956.

New Hampshire treasury note

Mss 775370.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 775370.1
Scope and Contents New Hampshire treasury note signed by Ebenezar Thompson an Nicholas Gilman.