From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 333, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"GEORGE W. THOMPSON was born in Clark County, Ohio, October 24, 1833, and is one of the fifteen children born to STEPHEN A. and ELEANOR (MIDDLETON) THOMPSON, both natives of Ohio. The parents came to this county about the year 1857, and here the father died in 1875, aged seventy-two years. GEORGE W. THOMPSON came here with his parents and farmed on rented lands for a few years; then moved to Union Township, where he resided four years, and in April, 1874, returned here and purchased 120 acres, on which he still lives. He was married, in 1866, to MISS HESTER BRITTON, who was born in Darke County, Ohio, December 27, 1843, and who is the daughter of WILLIAM and HESTER (MARKWITH) BRITTON, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio. To this union there has been born one son - HARRY M. July 4, 1861, MR. THOMPSON enlisted in Company K, Twentieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was assigned to the Army of the Potomac, and lost a finger in the fight at Belle Plaine. MR. THOMPSON is a member of the G.A.R., and MRS. THOMPSON of the Christian Church."