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H. H. Hardesty's History of Wetzel County, West Virginia

     John D. Thompson is a native of Ohio, born in Belmont county, October 1, 1835. He was a son of Gore and Mary (Rutledge) Thompson, who made their home in Wetzel county and died at Littleton. When war between the States was inaugurated, John D. Thompson, then living in Wetzel county with his parents, enlisted in the Federal army, and served in Company K, 1st West Virginia Infantry. September 11, 1863, he was made prisoner by the Confederate forces at Moorefield, Hardy county, West Virginia, and was sent to Belle Isle, where he passed the winter, living upon "shade soup." He received his parole March 15, 1864. In Greene county, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1869, John D. Thompson and Mary Anderson were united in wedlock, and they settled upon his farm in Centre district, Wetzel county, December 24, 1877. They have two children, Odella, born June 18, 1873, and Carl C., born December 11, 1876. Their first child, Clarie E., born December 3, 1869, died March 3, 1873. The birth of Mrs. Thompson was Wetzel county, the date May 9, 1850, and her parents were Daniel and Elizabeth (McMasters) Anderson. Her father died in Wetzel county, December 12, 1881, her mother is living in Wetzel county.