Biography of Isaac C. Thompson
Potter County, PA Biographies

ISAAC C. THOMPSON, retired farmer, P. 0. Potter Brook, Tioga Co., Penn., was born in Tompkins county, N. Y., November 16, 1821, a son of Isaac and Keziah (Wickes) Thompson. His father was a native of Connecticut and a son of Jared Thompson, a pioneer of Ulysses, Tompkins Co., N. Y. His maternal grandfather was Israel P. Wickes, formerly of Rensselaer county, N. Y., and a pioneer of Tompkins county, N. Y. Isaac Thompson, Sr., settled with his family in Harrison township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1832, locating on a farm where the village of Mills now stands, and cleared and improved the same; here he died March 26, 1874, and his wife November 13, 1876. They reared a family of seven children: Lydia (Mrs. Ephraim Z. Olney), Jared, Isaac C., Nancy (Mrs. Aaron Webster), Prudence (Mrs. Alonzo Hawks), Emily (Mrs. John A. Smith), and Israel. Mr. Thompson was a prominent citizen of his day, a member of the Baptist Church, and took an active part in establishing the present church at Harrison Valley, contributing nearly one half the fund for its erection; he was deacon in this church until his death. He served Potter county as commissioner and treasurer with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his constituents, and was a genial and public spirited citizen. Isaac C. Thompson was reared in Harrison township, and assisted his father in clearing the homestead, where, with the exception of five years he lived in Hector, he resided until 1866, when he removed to Potter Brook, Tioga county, and has since resided there. He was in the Civil war, enlisting September 1, 1864, in Company D, Two Hundred and Seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was honorably discharged after ten months' service. He has been married twice. His first wife was Mary A., daughter of Stephen and Matilda Potter, of Potter Brook, Penn., by whom he had five children: Emily T. (Mrs. W., D. Weeks), Sophronia M. (Mrs. B. F. Mulford), Julia A. (Mrs. L. J. Skinner), Eva K. (Mrs. A. V. Hawley) and Hattie (Mrs. Wm. Nivision). His present wife was Mrs. Sarah A. (Rossiter) Stevens, of Homer, Potter county. Mr. Thompson and wife are members of the Baptist Church at Harrison Valley, of which he has been deacon since his father's death. He served one term as auditor of Potter county. He is a member of the Sons of Temperance, politically is a stanch Republican, and is a strong advocate of prohibition.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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