Thom(p)son (Re)union - 2001

Dick and his mom joined other David Thomson and Amyes Colle descendents in New England in October 2001 to meet and visit sites related to the Thomson family. The trip was organized by Don Thompson, who put together a comprehensive book detailing the plans and guiding us to events over the extended weekend.

Those of us from outside New England stayed in the Quaker Motor Lodge in Uxbridge, MA, just two miles from the Rhode Island border. We arrived on Wednesday, October 3.

Wednesday evening we met at St. John's church in the Parish Hall basement. We viewed photographs and other memorabilia and made the acquaintance of our cousins, most of whom had only met over the Internet previously. We made one cemetery visit that evening.

On Thursday we visited nine cemeteries at eight sites, guided by Dick Thompson. Dick had visited the cemeteries previously and showed us Thomson gravesites.

On Friday we were given a tour of Thompson Island in Boston Harbor. Outward Bound manages the island as an education center including a school.

On Saturday we visited Odiorne Point, the site of David and Amyes Thomson's home and the first European home in New Hampshire. There we heard a talk by Gen Frasier on her research into the Scottish origins of David Thomson.

Dick shot ten rolls of film. Some of our photos are on the pages linked below.

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