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In 1930, William C. Gaston, created a genealogy record. I have copied the Thompson information here. I would be curious to know if the Lydia in William C. Gaston's genealogy record is the same as yours.

"James Thompson, Sr., born about 1747 married about 1772. His wife born about 1750 dies ( ) both were born in County Down, Ireland and with their six children, all born there, moved to America in the year 1789. Births of their children except Frances Elizabeth, are approximated
as follows,

1. Mary Thompson born about 1774.
2. Lydia Thompson born about 1776.
3. James Thompson, Jr., born about 1778.
4. Jane Thompson born about 1786,
5. Rebecca Thompson born about 1782.
6. Frances Elizabeth Thompson born 1785 died 1871 in Indiana Co., Pa., at the age of 86 years.

The Thompson family after their arrival in America first settled in Maryland and afterwards moved to western Pennsylvania. All of the family lived and died in America and each of the five daughters married here.

Mary Thompson, daughter of James Thompson, Sr., and wife married John Matson of Brookville, Pennsylvania in 1804, both born in Ireland. They moved to Brookville, Pennsylvania where they lived and died, He was born in 1772 and died in 1866. She was born in 1774 and died in 1872. To this union twelve children were born as follows,

1. Isabelle Matson born (
2. Jane Matson born (
3. Uriah Matson born (
4. James C. Matson born (
5. Clark Matson born (
6. John Matson, Jr., born (
7. Rebecca Matson born (
8. Robert L. Matson born (
9. Lydia Matson born (
10. Harry A. Matson born in Brookville, Pa. in 1825, died in 1895. Married. Children follow,
Wade Matson, Jennie Matson,Harry F. Matson, Jr.
11. William Matson born (
12. Mary Ann Matson born (

Lydia Thompson, daughter of James ‘Thompson and wife born about 1776. Married Mr. Davis in western Pennsylvania. No further record.

James Thompson, Jr., son of James Thompson, Sr., and wife, born about 1778, moved to Beaver Falls, Pa, and was a local Methodist minister, No further record.

Jane Thompson, daughter of James Thompson, Sr., and wife, born about 1780, Married Peter Ostrander in Pa. No further record.

Rebecca Thompson, daughter of James Thompson, Sr., and wife, born about 1782. She married Mr. Decker in Pa, No further record.

Frances Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of James Thompson, Sr., and wife, born in 1785 and died in 1871 in Indiana Co., Pa. at the age of 86 years, she was the youngest of the children, and only four years of age when they arrived from Ireland. She married Stephen Gaston. He was born on the Isle of Jersey, which at that time belonged to France, There is lacking any record as to whether his parents went to America or to France, or to some other country, or lived and died on the Isle of Jersey. His parents were Huguenots, hence, for that reason were driven from their native country France, during the time of the religious persecutions. (Revocation of Edict of Nantes – 1685?) His friends in Pa. nicknamed him the “Jerseyman”, because of his birthplace being the Isle of Jersey. About 1810 he married Frances Elizabeth Thompson at North Fork Jefferson Co., Pa. Stephen Gaston died about 1833 with pleurisy, age about 48 years.
Children follow,

1. Lydia Gaston, born about 1812, died (
2. Nancy Gaston, born Apr. 7, 1814, died Sept. 19, 1895.
3. Sarah Gaston, born 1815, died 1890.
4. Ellen Gaston, born Oct. 5, 1817, died1890.
5. James Thompson Gaston, born Oct. 9,1819, died Sept. 10, 1894.
6. Mary Gaston, born 1822, died Mar. 9, 1889
7. Rebecca Gaston, born Jul. 25, 1823, died Mar. 21, 1888.
8. John Gaston, born Oct. 5, 1825, died Aug. 13,1907.
9. Martha Gaston, born April 5, 1829, died Sept. 15, 1897
10. Mariah Gaston, born Feb. 9, 1832, died 1907.
11. Jane C. Gaston. born Dec. 18, 1833, died Oct. 21, 1924."

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