Ann Thompson was born 12 August 1763 in New York City, New York, United States to James Thompson (1727-1812) and Catharina Walton (1729-) and died 17 March 1849 New Haven, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. She married Elbridge Thomas Gerry (1744-1814) 12 January 1786 in New York City, New York, United States.

Her husband Elbridge Thomas Gerry (1744-1814) was a Harvard educated wealthy merchant who served in both the Massachusetts state legislature and the national Congress. He signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. However, he constantly opposed measures leading to an overly strong centralized government and quit the Convention at the very end after failure of his proposal to include the Bill of Rights into the Constitution itself. He would later become famous as 5th Vice President of the US (under Madison) and namesake for the political term of "gerry-mandering". He is the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who is buried in Washington, DC.


Offspring of Elbridge Gerry and Ann Thompson (1763-1849)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elbridge Gerry (1769-1829)
Catharine Gerry (1784-1850)
Elizabeth A Gerry (1790-1851)
Ann Gerry (1791-1831)
Thomas Russell Gerry (1794-1845)
Helen Maria Gerry (1796-1855)
Eleanor Sandford Gerry (1800-1860)
Meily Luisa Gerry (1802-1894)
Sandford Gerry (1804-1839)

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