1. Archibald Thompson was born in 1691 in Scotland and died at North Bridgewater (now Brockton) Massachusetts on 20 July 1776. He married about 1724, Elizabeth (---) who died 19 June 1765 at North Bridgewater. Archibald arrived in New England in 1724 in Boston. He was a weaver. He had ten children: Robert, Janet, Thomas, Archibald, Elizabeth, Andrew, Jane, John, James Hamden, and Anna.
2. Archibald Thompson (Jr.) was baptized 17 August 1737 at Bridgewater, Massachusetts and died after 18 August 1815 in Five Islands, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married on 15 October 1761 at East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Martha Robinson born East Bridgewater 13 April 1740 and died after 1815, daughter of Gain and Margaret (Watson) Robinson. Archibald was a soldier in the French and Indian War. He had eight children: Agnes, Robinson, Andrew, Elizabeth, Jean, Joseph, Margaret, and Archibald.
3. Robinson Thompson was born about 1765 and died before 1856 living at Londonderry, Nova Scotia. He married about 1791, Isabella Marsh, born 6 December 1771 at Economy, Nova Scotia, and died there 18 February 1868, daughter of Joshua and Margaret (Corbet) Marsh. Robinson was a cordwainer (shoemaker). He was probably alive in the 1838 census. He had nine children: Joshua, Robinson, Susannah, Samuel R., Eliza, Sarah, Otis, Andrew, and Ann.
4. Joshua Thompson was born in 1793 in Economy, Nova Scotia and died 3 April 1871 at Londonderry, Nova Scotia. He married 26 January 1819, Mary Spencer, born 1799 at Great Village, Nova Scotia and died 3 August 1864 at Londonderry, daughter of George and Rebecca (Denny) Spencer. Joshua had eleven children: Rebecca Denny, Archibald, George, John, Isabella, Robinson, Katherine, Susan, Eliza, Margaret, and Alexander.
5. Rebecca Denny Thompson was born 1 October 1819 at Londonderry, Nova Scotia and died 24 March 1901 at Westbrook, Maine. She married 29 January 1842 at Londonderry, Samuel Pratt (Jr.) born 15 February 1818 at Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia and died 19 December 1896 at Truro, Nova Scotia, son of Samuel and Catherine (McKenzie) Pratt. Samuel and Rebecca had nine children: Alexander, Mary, Joshua Thompson, Cyrus Simonds, Charles W., Catherine, Ellen, Robinson, and John Edgar.
History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, in Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, including an Extensive Family Register by Nahum Mitchell (reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983).
Planters and Grantees of Cobequid, Nova Scotia, 1761-1780 by Carol Campbell and James F. Smith (Colchester Historical Society, Turo, NS, 2011).
Israel Longworth's History of Colchester County, Nova Scotia (Circa 1886) ed. Sandra Creighton (Truro, NS, 1989).
The Story of Five Islands, Colchester, Nova Scotia Women's Institute, Five Islands, NS (Sackville, N.B., Tribune Press, 1969), p.11.
“Gideon S. Thompson (Autobiography)” an unpublished typescript written 1925-1934. A copy is in the possession of Gideon’s grandson, who provided a copy to Martin Hollick in 1998.