Biography of S. P. Thompson
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Thompson, S. P., was born in Rose, April 26, 1845, son of Robert R. and Elizabeth (Fulton) Thompson, he a native of Saratoga, born in 1821, and she of Sodus. The paternal grandfather of subject was Ezekiel, who came to Huron, being one of the first settlers and afterwards on the farm where our subject now resides, where he died. He was in the war of 1812. The father of subject was a farmer, owned fifty acres of land, and died in 1889. Our subject was reared on a farm, and at the age of fifteen enlisted in Company C., 8th N. Y. Cavalry, and served four years, and nine months in Andersonville. He was with the 8th Cavalry in every engagement, until he was captured twenty miles south of Richmond, at Stony Creek, June 29, 1864. He was in the regiment who fired the first shot at Gettysburg. At the close of the war be returned to Rose, and except five years on the Erie Canal, where he owned a boat and followed boating, has resided in Rose. He is a farmer, has followed threshing twenty years, and now owns fifty acres in Rose and one hundred acres in Sodus. Mr. Thompson has been highway commissioner six years. He is a member of John Sherman Post No. 401. He married Emily Burns, a native of Rose, and daughter of William and Jane Burns, early settlers in the town, where they died. Mr. Thompson and wife have two sons, James P., and Robert L., at home.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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