John Thompson (1802 - c.1891)

‹ Back to Thompson surname

Is your surname Thompson?

Research the Thompson family

John Thompson's Geni Profile

Records for John Thompson

7,429,872 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Related Projects

Birthplace: Peru, Berkshire, MA, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Valerie Ann Koenigsfeld
Last Updated:

About John Thompson

John Thompson (1802–1891) was a United States banker, financial publisher, and dealer in bank notes. The son of a Revolutionary War soldier, he was born near Pittsfield, Mass. He worked as a teacher and lottery-ticket dealer in Poughkeepsie, New York before moving to New York City in 1832 to become a dealer in bank notes. He founded "Thompson's Bank Note Reporter," the predecessor to the American Banker newspaper, in 1836. The publication was devoted to "sorting out the good banks and their notes from bad banks and their notes." Together with his sons, Samuel C. Thompson and Frederick Ferris Thompson, he founded First National Bank of the City of New York in 1863; it opened its doors on July 22 of that year. He also founded Chase National Bank in 1877, a predecessor of the Chase Manhattan Bank ] He was married to Electa Ferris and summered at The Anchorage in Highland, New York. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thompson_(banker)

John Thompson (1802–1891) was a United States banker, financial publisher, and dealer in bank notes. The son of a Revolutionary War soldier, he was born near Pittsfield, Mass. He worked as a teacher and lottery-ticket dealer before moving to New York 1832 to become a dealer in bank notes. He founded "Thompson's Bank Note Reporter," the predecessor to the American Banker newspaper, in 1836. The publication was devoted to "sorting out the good banks and their notes from bad banks and their notes." Together with his sons, Samuel C. Thompson and Frederick Ferris Thompson, he founded First National Bank of the City of New York in 1863; it opened its doors on July 22 of that year. He also founded Chase National Bank in 1877, a predecessor of the Chase Manhattan Bank.

view all

John Thompson's Timeline

1802
November 2, 1802
Peru, Berkshire, MA, USA
1829
February, 1829
Age 26
1832
1832
Age 29
1834
1834
Age 31
1836
June 14, 1836
Age 33
New York, New York, United States
1891
1891
Age 88