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Thompson, Wallace J., Vergennes, was born in Bridport, Addison county, Vt., in 1834. He was in early life a farmer, and in 1874 he engaged in the general grocery and provision trade, also dealing in butter and cheese, and still continues the management of the farm. He has been lister of his town. He was married in 1864 to Wilhelmina Preston, of Vergennes, Vt. He was a son of Julius W. and Hester A. (Bacon) Thompson, who were married in 1832. Hester was born in 1811 and died in 1874, and Julius W. was born in 1806 and died in 1885. They had a family of seven children born to them, two sons and five daughters — Wallace J., Lavis O., Adelaide Martha, Helen, Clara, Emma.