Biography of Gideon Thompson
Madison County, NY Biographies





Thompson, Gideon, son of Jervis J. and Jane (Brownell) Thompson, was born in Cazenovia, March 8, 1832. The family is of Dutch and Scotch origin and Gideon Thompson's grandfather, also named Gideon, was a life long resident and highly respected citizen of the town of Beekman, Dutchess county, N. Y. Here Jervis J. Thompson was born and when he was a young man came into Cazenovia to locate on a farm of 140 acres in the Belmont district which had been acquired by his father. He died August 2, 1879. in the eighty second year of his age. Of his union with Jane Brownell seven children were born: Dewitt C. (deceased); George W. (deceased); Caroline, widow of J. Tucker; Gideon, Luther B., A. J., and Jane A. (deceased). Gideon Thompson was educated in the district schools of this town and has always followed the occupation of farming. In politics he is a Democrat. He is one of the representative men of this section and enjoys an enviable reputation as a man of strict integrity. Mr. Thompson married, in 1872, Mary Stockham, daughter of John Stockbam, a native of Fabius, N. Y.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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