Mr. Samuel Thompson is buried at Ellsworth cemetery, with his wife and their daughter.
He was born in Maryland, at the turn of the century. Mr. Thompson was likely enslaved, although his enslaver has yet to be found. He married Ms. Jane Woodyard who was free as early as 1830. She lived nearby him in Carroll County, Maryland, with their children.
By 1850, he was free and living near Westminster. The census records that Mr. Thompson owned $800 worth of real estate. Their grandchild, Clementine, lived with them.
Through the 1800s, he continued to live in Carroll County, providing for his family, often with his children and grandchildren living with him. Mr. Thompson outlived his wife by nearly 30 years. He is buried next to her in Ellsworth Cemetery, near Westminster, Maryland.
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