Biography of John S. Thompson
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Thompson, John S., Stockholm, was born in Pittstown, Rensselaer county, May 28, 1821. His father was Anthony Thompson, son of Samuel Thompson. The latter was many years a resident of Dutchess county, but spent his last days in Rensselaer county. His wife was Rebecca Thompson, by whom he had eight children. Anthony Thompson was born in Dutchess county in 1792. He was thrice married, first to Miss Warren, second to Sallie Larnpson, born in 1800, died in 1833, by whom he had two children: John S., and Esther, born in 1819. The third wife of Mr. Thompson was Mrs. Bicknel of Stockholm. In 1821 Mr. Thompson came to Stockholm, and settled on a farm now owned by Elisha Bradley. Here he lived eight years, and then took up the farm now owned by subject, where he lived until his death in 1880. Mr. Thompson was early in life a Whig, but afterwards a Republican. He held the office of justice of the peace and assessor a number of years. Esther, daughter of Anthony Thompson, was twice married, first to Philander Sarvin, by whom she had two children; and second to A. H. Andrews, by whom she has one son, Charles. John S. Thompson was reared on a farm, and educated in the common schools and St. Lawrence Academy at Potsdam. He is a general farmer and dairyman, owns 450 acres of land and keeps thirty five cows. He has been salesman for the Riverside butter factory since its organization. In 1851 Mr. Thompson married Eliza M. Welch, a native of Rensselaer county, born in 1828. She is a daughter of Daniel and Rebecca Welch, he of Vermont and she of Rensselaer county. Mr. Welch died in Rensselaer county, and Mrs. Welch in Stockholm in 1876. They had three children, of whom only Mrs. Thompson survives. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are: Howard E., who married Gertrude, daughter of J. W. Culver of Bicknellville, is practicing law at White Sulphur Springs, Montana, has one daughter, Jeane. Florence E. married David McCharles and resides at Tustin City, Cal. They have one son, Carl, and a daughter, Edith C., who married James McNaughton, a journalist of Manistique, Mich., and has one son, John E. Mr. Thompson is a Republican, and has been supervisor of the town two years and justice of the peace two terms. He is a member of P. of H. Potsdam Lodge No. 39.

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