CARVER THOMPSON, a native of Harrison County, Ohio, was born July 16, 1824, and is a son of John C. and Rebecca (Carver) Thompson, who were pioneers of Harrison County, settling there when it was a Territory. They were the parents of ten children, eight of whom lived to attain the age of maturity. Our subject was reared in his native county, receiving a liberal education. He was married in that county, in 1845, to Miss Martha J. Perrine, a native of Jefferson County, Ohio, born Dec. 11, 1826. They emigrated to this State in 1854, settling in Johnson County, where he purchased land and commenced farming, which he prosecuted for many years with reasonable success. In 1876 he sold his interest and removed to Vinton, where he has since lived a retired life.
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church and take an active interest in all enterprises which tend to the elevation of the community in which they reside, especially the cause of education. In politics he is a Republican, but not radical, and is one of the highly respected citizens of the county.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 308-309.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 12th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.