Per Chris Yoder:
April 5, 1825 in Essex to Joseph H. HAYDEN and his first wife
Elizabeth PRATT. She attended the Hill Academy, named after her
brother, Joseph HILL, where she [met] and fell in love with one of her
teachers Hugh Miller THOMPSON of Colrain, Mass (1822 - 1910).
married on Feb. 20, 1845 in Essex. This portrait is one of a pair
done of the couple in 1845 by Obadiah DICKINSON. The second had
to the face due to age and was disposed of in the late 1950s.
had two children... my great grandmother Elizabeth Elvira in 1846 and
Aurelia in 1850. Jerusha Hill Hayden THOMPSON died May 29, 1850
consumption (not long after the painter died of the same disease) and
buried in the Grove Street Cemetery with other family members."
The Town of Essex
Middlesex County, CT
Jerusha Hill HAYDEN
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