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Memorial of James Thompson, of Charlestown, Mass., 1630-1642, and Woburn, Mass., 1642-1682; and of Eight Generations of His Descendants

by THOMPSON, Leander

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Boston: L. Barta & Co, 1887. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth with gilt spine lettering. 246pp. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous tissue-guarded full-page plates, floral endpapers. Very good. Mild binding edgewear. A tight, nice first edition of this in-depth family genealogy. Blank leaf following last text page bears a few pencilled notes, and tipped to inner flyleaf is an interesting 7 3/4" X 10½" document neatly penned by descendant Marie Thompson Perry (born 1842) showing her lineage back to Edward Converse in 1660 -- written in 1906 on behalf of her nephew Mackey James Thompson to support his acceptance into the Society of Colonial Wars (granted). Like most family genealogies, published in a small quantity for family distribution only and thus scarce.


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