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Alexander Thompson
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Birth: unknown, Scotland
Death: Dec. 4, 1873
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA

ALEXANDER THOMPSON (deceased) was a native of Scotland, and

came to this country during his young manhood. The rest of his life was
spent in Schuylkill county, Pa., where he was widely and favorably known
during his active, useful career. He first settled at Middleport, where he was
engaged in hauling machinery, timber, etc., and later lived at the York Farm,
near Pottsville, which he bought, cultivating that tract for many years. He
also had small drifts opened on the property and sold coal to the public, this

being the first coal taken from the workings later developed into the famous
York Farm colliery. After a long residence there he removed to Porter
township, in 1854, being one of the early settlers in this section, where he


bought a farm of no acres, from
which he subsequently sold a number of
building lots for the town of Sharadin, which was laid out in 1869. This was
his home until his death, which occurred Dec. 4, 1873; he is buried in the
Greenwood cemetery in Porter township. Besides farming, Mr. Thompson
ako engaged in milling in Porter township, building a gristmill upon his tract
which was known in his day as Thompson's mill. It was sold to Grimm &
Womer, and later to the Reading Company, the present owners of
the land.
Mr. Thompson was a man of intelligence and strong character, and in his
day was one of the most influential men in this section.

By his first marriage, to Isabella Pennman, Mr. Thompson had nine chil-
dren: George was killed at York Farm; David P., deceased, was a soldier in
the Civil war; Elizabeth, deceased, 'was the wife of Hiram Kimmel; Janette
married Benjamin Houtz;
William died while serving in the Civil war; Alex-
ander is living at Lykens, Pa.; Robert is deceased; Isabella is the widow of
George Powell; James is living in West Virginia. For his second wife Mr.
Thompson married Mary Bast, daughter of Isaac Bast, and by this union there
was also a large family: Isaac B. ; George, who is now living in Alaska;
Mary, wife of Daniel Stout ; John, residing at Sharadin, Pa. ; Andrew, a resi-
dent of Michigan; Charles, deceased; Abraham,
deceased; Winfield S., of
Michigan ; William U. S. G., deceased ; Elmer E., of Sharadin ; and Rebecca
M., wife of Hoplin Evans, living on the old Thompson homestead in Porter
Family links: 
  Isabel Penman Thompson (1816 - ____)*
  Mary A Bast Thompson (1834 - 1910)*
  Alexander F Thompson (1845 - 1924)*
  Isaac B. Thompson (1853 - 1930)*
  Charles W Thompson (1863 - 1879)*
  William C Thompson (1869 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Greenwood Cemetery
Tower City
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Rusty Barr
Record added: Mar 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107387004
Alexander Thompson
Added by: Randall Bordner
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