Thompson, John a Presbyterian minister, was born near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., Nov. 11 1772. He received his literary training in the Kentucky Academy, Lexington, studied theology privately, was licensed by Transylvania Presbytery in 1799, and ordained by Washington Presbytery, O., in 1801. He was pastor of Glendale Church, O., 1801-33; then removed to Indiana, became a member of Crawfordsville Presbytery, and labored as an evangelist. He died Feb. 15,1859. He was an earnest revival preacher, an eloquent and successful minister, and many persons were hopefully converted under his labors. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1860, p. 123.