Thompson, Jackson C.

Born: 1827-XX-XX Ohio

Died: 1876-XX-XX Topeka, Kansas

Jackson C. Thompson was an attorney and newspaper publisher. In September 1850, Thompson married Eliza R. Jewett in Tazewell County, Illinois. The couple settled in Pekin, Illinois, where they had one daughter, Annie E. Thompson. In April 1851, Thompson purchased the Illinois Reveille, a Democratic newspaper, from James Shoaff and E. S. Rogers. Thompson published the Reveille until the winter of 1853-54, when he sold it to Merrill C. Young. He moved to the Kansas Territory in 1854, and by 1860, he was living in Soldier Township, Shawnee County, and practicing law.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Tazewell County, 4 September 1850, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Nicholas H. Ridgely to Abraham Lincoln; Franklin William Scott, Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879, vol. 6 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1910), 276; History of Tazewell County Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 265, 721; Articles of Agreement, Document ID: 44121, Shoaff v. Thompson, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Pekin, Tazewell County, IL, 123; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Soldier, Shawnee County, KS, 84.