Submitted by Scott Safe
Merrimon (also written as Merryman, Merriman, and more commonly
Marion) Thompson was born Feb 23, 1823 in Warren County Kentucky. He was
the son of Richard Thompson and Sarah Cleton McGuire, both supposedly
natives of Kentucky. Not much is known about Merriman's youth, but he
grew up in both Warren County Kentucky and possibly also Warren County
Tennessee. The Thompson family was a large family in Warren County,
Kentucky that moved to Warrick County Indiana in 1836.
Merriman possibly moved to Warren County Tennessee, or that general area, probably around 1830 with other members of the Thompson family. However, he most likely migrated to Warrick County, Indiana in 1836, when a large group of Thompson's moved into Warrick County and surrounding counties. In the 1876 Atlas for Warrick County, Marion stated that his nativity was Warren County, Kentucky, and that he first came to Warrick County in 1836. Through other research, a large branch of the Thompson family from Warren County Kentucky came to Warrick County Indiana at this time, following a earlier, possible brother of Richard Thompson who had already settled before this time.
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