Thompson, Thomas Jefferson, Dd
Thompson, Thomas Jefferson, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Dorchester County, Maryland, March 13, 1803. He was converted in his thirteenth year, began his itinerant career in 1825, and in 1826 entered the Philadelphia Conference. In it he served in turn Milford and Talbot Circuits; St. George's, Philadelphia; Rahway, N.J.; St. John's, Philadelphia; Kent Circuit, Maryland; Trenton, N.J.; Newark; East Jersey District; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Fifth Street, Philadelphia; St. Paul's; Snow Hill District; Asbury Church, Wilmington; Union Church, Philadelphia; South Philadelphia District; Reading District, as general agent of Wesleyan Female College; Dover, Delaware; Easton District, Dover District, and Wilmington District — thus summing twenty-two and a half years on circuits and stations, two years as agent, and twenty-five years as presiding elder. In 1836 the New Jersey Conference was organized and Mr. Thompson became identified therewith, but the next year returned to the Philadelphia Conference. In 1868, on the formation of the Wilmington Conference, he fell within its limits, and therein remained till his death, at Wilmington, Delaware, November 29, 1874. Dr. Thompson was a member of the General Conferences of 1844, 1852, 1856, 1860, 1868, 1872. He was characterized by promptness and sterling integrity, zeal and solid worth. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1875, page 27.