JOHN THOMSON, farmer, P. O. Stewart's Run, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, April 29, 1827, and is a son of William and Elizabeth (Morton) Thomson. He was reared and educated in his native town, and served a five· years apprenticeship at the carpenter's trade in the town of Ayr, on the coast of Scotland. He came to America in 1849, and settled in what is now Harmony township, Forest Co., Penn., cleared and improved the farm he now occupies, and at the same time worked twenty years at his trade. He married, October 12, 1849, Jeanette, daughter of William and Mary (Stuart) McCulloch, of Ayrshire, Scotland, and they had twelve children: William, Hugh M., Mary S. (Mrs. Quinton Jamison). John A., Elizabeth (Mrs. James R. Clark), James D., Charles F., Robert F., Gilbert M., Ronald S., Albert L. and Nettie G. Mr. Thomson is one of the prominent farmers and citizens of Harmony township. He has served one term as commissioner of Forest county; is a member of the I. O. O. F., Tionesta Lodge, No. 369, and is a Republican.
Source: Page(s) 950, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project
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