Biography of John Thompson
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Thompson, John, a native of New York city, served one year in the war of 1812 as fifer, moved to Cayuga county, and came thence to Gaines, where his son James was born April 29, 1810. His other children were Annie, Betsey, Clara, Adna, Andrew, and William. The family removed to the mouth of Johnsons Creek in Carlton about 1820, where William was lost in the woods one night in the fall, his skeleton being found in the spring about twenty rods from the house. James Thompson married, in 1830, Laura Cushman, who died in May, 1890, his death occurring in September, 1890. Their children were John, Abner (died in the Civil War), Elias, Phoebe (Mrs. Hiram Carpenter, of Yates). Harriet (Mrs. Christopher Edwards), Clara (Mrs. William Canham), and Eleanor (Mrs. James Tiehenor).

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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