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    David R. Thompson

    DAVID R. THOMPSON, Covington; son of Samuel Thompson, whose biog­raphy appears in this work, was born in 1825, and grew to manhood here in the days of log schoolhouses and limited farming facilities. He was married, in 1845, to Catherine, daughter of Wm. Long, Sr., a pioneer of Newton Township ; after his marriage, he remained on his father's farm for about two years, then purchased and removed to his present homestead, in Sec. 32, which formerly belonged to his grandfather ; his wife's death occurred here Apri110,1853 ; by her had four children,' three of whom are now living ; he was again married, Nov. 10, 1856, to Susan Lehman. During the following winter his house was burned, consuming all his furniture.. and clothing; this house stood near where his present residence stands, and was erected by, his grandfather about 1810 ;,it was made of hewn logs, weather boarded, and was at the time of building considered the finest residence in the county. It will be seen, Mr. Thompson is a life-resident, and has been identified with the history and development of Newberry Township from the pioneer days to the present time ; the present homestead contains 130 acres, and is in an advanced state of cultivation. He is the father of eleven children, ten of whom are living ; by his first wife he had Joseph R., Orrin and Alonzo ; his second wife's children were Charles, D. C., Elizabeth, John F., Edwin, Clinton and Samuel.

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