LEVI J. THOMPSON, farmer, P. 0. Bingham Centre, was born in Bingham township, September 19, 1845, a son of Ora
and Julia (Lane) Thompson His paternal grandfather was Joshua Thompson, who settled in Bingham in 1824, and his
maternal grandfather was Ezekiel Lane. Levi was reared and educated in his native township, and after the breaking
out of the Civil war enlisted, February 5, 1864, and was assigned to Company G. Fifty third Pennsylvania Regiment.
He participated in the Wilderness campaign, and lost his right arm at the battle of Spottsylvania May 12, 1864.
He was honorably discharged from the service January 5, 1865. He located on the farm he now occupies, in 1865,
a good share of which he cleared and improved. He has been twice married. His first wife was Rachel, daughter of
Amos R. and Bethiah (Carpenter) Lewis, of Bingham township, by whom be had the following children: Iva, Addie,
Lula and Asa. His second wife is Ada, daughter of Benjamin R. and Lorinda (Lewis) Grover, of Bingham township,
and they have four children: Lillie, Grace, Asahel and Clara. Mr. Thompson is a representative citizen, and has
held several of the local offices of the township. In politics he is a Republican.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890
Potter County, Pa. Biographies
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