Johnson THOMPSON was born about 1811 in Lawrence County, Kentucky. His parents are unknown. He married Sarah AKERS about 1835, and they raised a family of at least four daughters and five sons: Martha J.; Granville; Francis; James; Lucinda; Sarah Elizabeth; Henry; John; David M.Most of the childen were born in pre-Civil War West Virginia from about 1839 to 1856. The youngest, David M., was born 16 January 1860 in Lawrence County, Ohio. The family of Johnson THOMPSON and Sarah AKERS has been located in federal censuses from 1840 through 1880 with the exception of 1870. They have not been found in either Lawrence County, Kentucky, Jackson County, Ohio, or Lawrence County, Ohio in the 1870 census. Johnson died 16 Dec 1901 at his daughter's home in Cassville, Monongalia County, West Virginia. It is unknown where and when Sarah died or where they are buried.