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Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Page 704

AARON THOMPSON, farmer; P.O. Petersburg; son of Anson and Elizabeth (Eldredge) Thompson; was born in Cape May Co., N.J., Jan. 28, 1810, where he was raised and educated; he came to Illinois in 1837, locating in Sangamon Co., and, for a time, taught school, and afterward entered a general store as clerk; Mr. Thompson located where he now resides in 1848, and Sept. 21, 1848, married Miss Sarah J. Carson, of Sangamon Co., Ill.; she died Oct. 19, 1854, leaving three children, two of whom are now living. Mr. Thompson's present wife is Amanda, daughter of Zadoe W. and Elizabeth (Hill) Flinn; she was born in Morgan Co., Ill., Sept. 3, 1827, where she was raised and received her education; Feb. 10, 1848 she married Mr. George M. Obanion, a highly respected and prominent man of Morgan Co.; he died Sept. 15, 1852, leaving one child.; April 18, 1856 she was married to Mr. Aaron Thompson, the subject of this sketch; by her he has six children; they are considered among the wealthy citizens of Menard Co., and make their wealth a means of comfort and happiness to themselves and to others; they are surrounded by a pleasant and promising family.

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