Was born in Caldwell County, this State, on the 27th day of April, 1846, and was reared and educated in his native County. In the spring of 1865 he came to Daviess County and has resided here since, engaged in farming. He owns a farm in Liberty Township containing 280 acres, well improved with suitable buildings, water, fencing, etc., and both naturally and artificially adapted to the stock business, which is the especial pride of Mr. Thompson. He ships or sells about sixty head of cattle per year and some fine breeds of sheep and hogs.
Mr. Thompson was married, in Daviess County, January 26, 1867, to Miss Maria H. Lynn. They have six children; named respectively, Minnie, Inez L., Willie G., James W., Bertie, and an unnamed infant. Mr. Thompson is a good practical farmer and an energetic man, respected by his neighbors and confided in as a straight-forward business man by all who have dealings with him.