Biography of Sherman T. Thompson
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Thompson, Sherman T., was born in Chester, Vt., October 13, 1845. His father, Timothy Thompson, was a native of the same State. The family were among the early settlers. Timothy married Rhoda, daughter of Isaiah and Amy Edson. He was a farmer and died in his forty-eighth year, leaving his wife and four children, of which the subject of this sketch was the main stay in the struggle for existence. Sherman T. Thompson was educated in the district schools and at Chester Academy, and followed the occupation of a farmer until 1865, when he removed to Boston and was engaged in the clothing business. In 1868 he came to Belleville, Jefferson county, where he was engaged in farming for three years, and in 1871 entered the employ of N. C. Houghton, who was then postmaster and proprietor of a general store in that place. In 1872 he came to Adams and formed the partnership of Randall & Thompson, which continued until the fall of 1876, when Mr. Randall retired and the firm of Thompson & Little was formed, continuing until 1885, when Mr. Thompson purchased the interest of Mr. Little and has since carried on the business alone, enjoying a large trade in hardware, agricultural implements, etc. In 1881 he married Mary D., youngest daughter of Alexander and Rhoda Williams of Belleville.

 

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