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Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford

Male 1753 - 1814  (61 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Thompson 
    Suffix Count Rumford 
    Born 26 March 1753  Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 August 1814  Auteuil, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. He went to England in 1776 and later served the elector of Bavaria as an administrator. He reorganized the Bavarian army and introduced sociologial reformes in England, Ireland, and Bavaria. He founded a scientific theory of heat. He was created a count of the Holy Roman Empire in 1791 with a title referring to Rumford (later Concord, NH).
    Person ID I49102  Schirado
    Last Modified 11 November 2003 

    Father Benjamin Thompson,   b. 27 November 1729, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 November 1755, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Mother Ruth Simonds,   b. 10 October 1730, Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 June 1811, Baldwin, Hancock County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 30 May 1752  Woburn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F25594  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Sarah Walker,   b. 6 August 1739, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 January 1792, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married November 1772 
    Family ID F33557  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S302] Eugene Charles Fowle, (New Eng. Hist. Gen Soc., Boston, 1990).


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