I believe I have discovered the death
notice for Samuel Thompson, born 20 July 1733 in Bellingham,
Massachusetts. This Samuel married Rhoda Smith 16 July 1761 in
Smithfield, RI. They moved to Swanzey, New Hampshire with their
Samuel died 9 October 1808 in Richmond,
Chittenden Co. Vermont. He had at least two sons living in
Richmond at the time. Benoni (b. 1767) and Josiah (b. 1775). Two
other sons Jesse and Timothy were listed as jurors in this town
in 1802. This makes the location for his death feasible.
This small clipping appears in The Vermont
Centinel Newpaper published in Burlington, Vt on October 14,
1808. His age is correct as he would have celebrated his 75th
birthday and would have been in his 76th year.
You may access this newspaper online if
you belong to NEHGS. Perhaps other sources have it as well.