Note: ended family has family Bible BIO: Story passed down in the Pierce Clancy Thompson family - Ruth, the youngest child of Joseph and Rachel Thompson, when a few years old, left her mother, who was washing near the creek, to go to her father. Her father, Joseph, was at the mill which was perhaps a quarter of a mile from the home and she had to cross a plank across the creek to reach him. Later, something stopped the waterwheel and Joseph, reaching under the water to investigate, drew out the body of his youngest daughter. . Ruth said to have drowned in millrace - that is the part of the stream that is diverted to go over a mill. So Ruth drowned in the water before the mill and not the pond after it.
Note: BIRTH: From Tom Thompson, desc of Pierce Clancy Thompson - said his ext
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