Submitted by Tamara Kincaide
Portrait and biographical album of Wapello County, Iowa: Biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, 1887
W. T. THOMPSON a prosperous farmer and stock grower following his
peaceful pursuits successfully and enjoying the confidence and esteem of
his neighbors. He was born in Ohio Co KY Dec 29 1820 and is a son of
JOHN and SARAH IGLEHART THOMPSON. The former native of Kentucky and the
latter of Maryland. At quite an early day the family removed from
Kentucky to Indiana and lived there until 1844 when they came to Wapello
County Iowa. And were thus numbered among pioneers of this county. Here
they lived until 1857 when they moved to Adams County Iowa where the
father died soon after and the surviving mother until February 1877.
The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm and on the 30th day of October 1842 in Warrick County Indiana was united in marriage with Miss POLLY ANN EVANS. MRS. THOMPSON was born July 25 1821 and is the daughter of JAMES and SARAH GARRETT EVANS, Her father was a farmer and moved with his family from Indiana to this state where he remained a short time and then returned to Indiana where himself and wife subsequently died.
MR. THOMPSON came from Indiana to Wapello County making the journey
with team. On his arrival he 12 acres of land of the government which
comprises his present farm. Of this eighty acres under cultivation and
he owned thirty-eight acres of wood and pastureland on section 17
Dahlonega township. The home farm is well improved on it is a tasteful
and substantial dwelling, good barn and a fine orchard.
Mr. and Mrs. THOMPSON are the parents of nine children, SARAH J. who married N.W. BLILES is now a widow living in Kansas, JOHN R. married MISS MARY DUNN and lives in Adams County Iowa
He was a member of the 29th Iowa Infantry and served till close of
the war, WM. F. married MISS LOUISA FALKNER and is living in Wapello
County, MARTHA is the wife of C. C. INGERSOLL and lives in Republic
County Kansas, JULIA is deceased, ELLEN is the wife of J.F GOWDY living
in Cass County Iowa, POLLY ANN married ALBERT D. RICKETT living in
Keokuk County Iowa, BELLE is the wife of LEWIS N. GOWDY of this county,
ARSENA is living at home with her parents. Politically MR. THOMPSON is a
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