Thompson, John

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John S. Thompson was born about January 7, 1840, possibly the son of Gilbert Thompson.

Marriage & Children

John S. Thompson married Anna Stafford (Abt. April 25, 1840 - March 12, 1925) the daughter of Thomas Stafford and Maria Truax.

Military Service

Residence: Knox
Enlistment Date: 20 April 1861
Enlistment Place: Albany
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 3rd Infantry
Company: Company C
Muster Out Date: 21 May 1863
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 21 to serve 2 years.
Sources Used: 1865 census, Knox, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant General for the State of New York, regimental rosters.


He died on May 13, 1869.[1]

Menands, New York, Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, 1791-2011 about John S. Thompson
Name: John S. Thompson
Birth Date: abt 1840
Birth Location: Albany, New York
Death Date: 1869
Age at Death: 29
Death Location: Albany, New York
Section number of burial: 95
Lot number of burial: W-1/2-396


Additional Research Notes

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900

Knox - John Thompson - Muster Roll

New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 about John Thompson[2]
Name: John Thompson
Age: 21
Birth Year: abt 1840
Enlistment Year: 1861
Enlistment Location: Albany, New York
Muster Year: 1861
Separation Details: Discharged
Separation Date: 21 May 1863

Civil War Record Summaries

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about John Thompson[2]
Name: John Thompson
Age at enlistment: 21
Enlistment Date: 20 Apr 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY
State Served: New York
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company C, New York 3rd Infantry Regiment on 14 May 1861.
Mustered out on 21 May 1863 at Albany, NY.
Birth Date: abt 1840
Sources: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General

Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York - 3rd Infantry

THOMPSON, JOHN.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, April 20, 1861, at Albany; mustered in as private, Co. C, May 14,1861, to serve two years; discharged, May 21, 1863, at Albany, N . Y .

1865 New York State Census - Including Civil War Questions

John Thompson 25 Male Born in Albany County Married once Married now Laborer Now in Army 3rd May 14, 1861 Private Served 36 months Served to Expiration Mustered out.

Census Records

John Thompson lived in Albany in 1850 and in 1860. That is where he enlisted. In all likelihood he came to Knox after his service.

Additional Media


  1. Civil War Pension Records @
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