Thompson, John L.

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Thompson lived in Sangamon County, Illinois, as early as 1830. During the Black Hawk War, he served in the Illinois Militia as a paymaster. A Democrat, Thompson ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois House of Representatives in 1836.

U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 154; Ellen M. Whitney, comp., The Black Hawk War, 1831-1832: Illinois Volunteers, vol. 35 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1970), 1:217; Tabulation of Votes in Sangamon County for State Representatives 1832-1836.