This information was found in the Winter 1988 issue of the Kinsman Courier., Volume 11, Number 4. The Kinsman Courier is a publication of the Coshocton County, Ohio Historical Society.
From over the mountains, possibly Va., as his youngest child, Catherine, was born there, Thompson Fiddy came to Pike Township, Coshocton County.He was 64 years old and his wife, Elizabeth, was 42.His son, Joseph, was 14.He also had two daughters:Rachel, 10 and Catherine, 8.Everything they owned they either carried or drove before them.The two oxen provided transportation for tired feet and carried the mattock, spinning wheel, iron kettle, 4 pewter plates and crockery ware.The cow and 6 pigs would provide food for the coming winter.
On September 1, 1820, Thompson came to the Coshocton Supreme Court with an application to be established on the pension list of the U.S. by reason for serving in the Revolutionary War.He was a laborer who was unable to labor due to the infirmities of age and severe rheumatism.Under the provisions made by an Act of Congress 18 March 1818, he gave oath and declared all his properties and swore he was a resident of the United Stated the 18th day of March 1818 and May 1820.
Thompson Fiddy entered the Rev. War for 16 months under Captain Charles Dickerson in Col. Roper's (copy not too legible, could be Poper's) Regiment of the Pennsylvania line.He was honorably discharged about the first of November, 1781, by Col. Neal, then commander of his regiment, at Dobses Ferry, Hudson River, New York.
By 1830 Elizabeth is a widow with a small male child under 5.She leaves the area about 1850 and does not reappear until 1860, along with her daughter, Catherine, and they reside in the county infirmary.
Also in 1850, Ralph and Nancy Fiddy Dudelston, who were living near Elizabeth in Pike Township, removed to Delaware County, Indiana.Could Nancy be a daughter of Thompson?Could Elizabeth have gone west with her after the death of Thompson?What happened to Thompson?Did he die in Coshocton and is a victim of our vandalized cemeteries?