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I am researching John Thompson who married Sarah Iglehart in 1820 in Ohio county, Kentucky. According to cemetery records, John was born in Kentucky. According to a history of Adams County, Iowa, John resided in Warrick county, Indiana before migrating to Wapella County, Iowa and then to Adams County, Iowa.

John and Sarah’s children include

  • William Taylor Thompson (1820-1898) md Mary Ann Evans
  • Jacob Thompson (1822-1905) md Rhoda Evans
  • Benjamin Franklin Thompson (1824-1875) md Catherine Black
  • Levi Thompson (1826-1828)
  • Martha Jane Thompson (1828-1848) md Alexander Van Winkle
  • Andrew J Thompson (1832-?)
  • Mary Elizabeth Thompson (1834-1917) md Henry Evans
  • John Lowe Thompson (1836-1917) md Martha Ingersoll
  • Francis Marion Thompson (1838-1921) md Martha Schooling
  • Sarah Ellen Thompson (1841-1844)
  • James Allen Thompson (1841-1868) md Margaret Scott

I am trying to identify John’s siblings and parents. Based on the birthplaces of the children, I believe John and Sarah were living in Warrick county, Indiana in 1840. A search of the 1840 census for Warrick county, Indiana shows several Thompsons, including TWO named John B Thompson.



I think the John B Thompson in Ohio, Warrick, IN is my John Thompson.

Is anyone researching any of these other families?

Are any of these men brothers?