|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1813|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1891|
William married Maria Stewart June 7, 1847, when he was 34.
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: William Thompson
Birth Year: about 1815 
Home in 1880: Payson, Adams, Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Maria Thompson
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Occupation: Wagon Maker
Profile taken from PAST AND PRESENT OF ADAMS COUNTY, 1879. The book may be viewed and downloaded at: http://www.archive.org/details/historyofadamsco00murr
THOMPSON, WILLIAM A., mechanic; residence, Payson; is of Scotch descent on his father's side, and English on the mother's. His ancestors came over with the third embarkation that landed at Plymouth. His parents, William and Sussanah (Wood) Thompson were born in Middlebury, Mass. After marriage, they removed to Maine, and lived there for thirty years, during which time the subject of this sketch was born, July 29, 1814, in Oxford county.
They came to Adams county in 1837, and settled in Payson in 1838. He learned the wagon-maker's trade, and has carried on that business for over twenty-five years. Prior to that, he followed teaching, for eight years; was a pioneer pedagogue, in Payson and Burton, and vicinity. In June 1847, he married Miss Maria Stewart, who was born in Maine, March 24, 1824; the daughter of William and Nancy (Marston) Stewart. Mrs. Stewart is still living near Payson; is the oldest of fourteen children, thirteen of whom are living. Mr. T. is a deacon of the Baptist church; they both long-time members. He served as Town Trustee and School Director for many years. They own a house, lot, and shop in Payson. When his parents removed from Maine, they came with a horse-team, consuming two months in the journey.
Maria Stewart Thompson (1824 - 1903)
Payson New Cemetery
Created by: Patricia
Record added: Jul 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73451722