The Thompsons came from Ireland in 1812, according to a county history. They built a log cabin on the Old William Penn Highway where the Burke Glen amusement park was later located, it says here. Land farmed by one of his descendants was incorporated into Boyce Park.

John (the immigrant) (ca. 1754-1855) m. Elizabeth McMullen (ca. 1781-1826)
John (1811-1890) m. Mary N. McKnight (1825-1904)
John Alexander (1849-1898) m. Susannah Hoy (1851-1917)