Thompson, Samuel G.

Born: 1800-XX-XX South Carolina

Thompson moved from his native state to Illinois in 1814. He settled in Randolph County. In 1819, he married Mary Ann Crozier. A surveyor by trade, Thompson spent several years surveying the county's public land. In 1833, Thompson became the commissioner of schools authorized to sell the lands donated by the federal government for the purpose of aiding public schools. From 1836 to 1838, he represented Randolph County in the Illinois House of Representatives. Thompson also served as the county treasurer and assessor. In 1850, Thompson was an farmer with real estate valued at $5,000.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Randolph County, 21 December 1819, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Randolph County, IL, 69; Combined History of Randolph, Monroe, and Perry Counties, Illinois (Philadelphia: J. L. McDonough, 1883), 73, 118, 121, 126; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 206.