Biographical Sketch of John F. Thompson
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(See Ghigau)-John Franklin, son of Caleb Starr and Matilda (Cordill) Thompson, was born November 20, 1853 in Union County, Georgia and educated in that State.
Married in Georgia Aug. 13, 1876, Amanda C., daughter of Lewis and Catherine Little born Sept. 12, 1813 in N. C.
They are the parents of: Lewis Caleb, born June 13, 1877 and died Dec. 4, 1899; David Elihu, born Aug. 4, 1878 and died Nov. 7, 1920; William Lafayette, born Nov. 13, 1879; Annie M. born July 19, 1881, died Jan. 30, 1903; John Nelson, born April 10, 1883; Mary S. born Oct. 29, 1884 and married James G. Trapp; Nellie, born Aug. 1, 1886 and married L. F. Johnson; Margaret Latitia, born Aug. 24, 1889 and married E. B. Edwards; Pearly, born April 2, 1891, died April 26, 1891, Jesse Clayborn, born June 5, 1895.
Mr. Thompson is a farmer near Tahlequah. He affiliated with Cherokee Lodge No. 10 of Tahlequah on November 9, 1883 and was Master of the Masonic Lodge from 1896 to 1900 and was again chosen for that position in 1902. He was elected County Commissioner of Cherokee County, November 1916.