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GENEALOGY COLLECTION



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY



3 1833 01433 7239



1635-1892



THU RS T ON GENEALOGIES



COMPILED BY

BROWN THURST ON, PORTLAND, MAINE



I WILL MAKE A MAN MORE PRECIOUS THAN FINE GOLD; EVEN A MAN THAN
THE GOLDEN WEDGE OF OpHIR, — Is. xiU, 12

"Si QUID NOVISTI RECTIUS ISTIS
CaNDIDUS IMPERTI: SI NGN, HIS UTERE MECUM." — HoT.



SEGOITID EIDITIOn^



PORTLAND, MAINE

PUBLISHED BY BROWN THURSTON

1892



CONTENTS. 11189^0



Remarks on second edition, ....

Explanations, .......

Coats of Arms of Thurstons in England and United States,
Explanations of Coats of Arms, ....

Thurston gathering at Newburyport, 1 885,

Letters from Sir John Bates Thurston of England,

Posterity of Daniel Thurston of Newbury, Mass.,

Posterity of John Thurston of Dedham, Mass.,

Posterity of Edward Thurston of Rhode Island,

Posterity of Peter Thurston of London, England,

Posterity of Thomas Thurston of Staffordshire, England,

Posterity of Robert Thurston of England,

Posterity of Robert Thurston of Bristol, England,

Additions and alterations, . .

Index to Thurstons, .....

Index to other names, .....

Index to persons serving in the army and navy,



Page.



9
12

357
518
641

643
646
647
652

657
672

736



Bacon,

Barnes,

Boyden,

Brown,

Chapin,

Chapman,

Chute,

Clark,

Elliott,

Emerson,

Grosvenor,

Jefferay,

Jewell,

Leland,



PEDIGREES.


38


Mitchell,


176


Mosbaugh,


360


Newell,


88


Parish,


360


Peabody,


180


Pearson, .


17


Reed, .


70


Richardson


86


Rogers,


44


Spofford, .


458


Smith. .


5'9


Standish, .


19


Tillson,


363


Webster, .



90

336

176

29
114

112
128

'79

228

36
533
'75
129
176



PORTRAITS.



Page.



Rev. David Thurston, ..... 88

Rev. Stephen Thurston, . . . . '95

Mrs. Harriet (Atwood) Newell, .... 174

Hon. Ariel Standish Thurston, . . . . -175

Brown Thurston, . . . . . .180

Dea. George Whitefield Chapman, . . . .181

Hon. Edward Southworth, . . . . . 184

Johnson Thurston, . . . , . .217

James Townsend Taylor, ..... 288

Timothy Appleton Chapman, ..... 294

Elihu Thurston, . . . . . . 301

Hiram Thurston, . . . . . -309

John Henry Thurston, . . . . . 313

Frank Lewis Shaw, ...... 340

John Toles and Harriet (Potter) Toles, . . . 468

Herbert Morrill Stowers and family, .... 483

Hon. John Mellen Thurston, .... 506

Frank Warren Thurston, . . . . • S ^3

Robert Lawton Thurston, ..... c68

Prof. Robert Henry Thurston, ..... 608

Charles Baldwin Thurston, ..... 643



THURSTON GENEALOGIES.



REMARKS ON SECOND EDITION.

My original design for publishing the second edition of Thurston
Genealogies was to reproduce all that the first edition contained, with
such additions as I have been able to collect. But the additions were
so voluminous I found it necessary to leave out the wills, lengthy his-
tory of individuals, and some historical matter, amounting to one
hundred and thirteen pages, which appeared in the first edition. In
all such cases, however, I have referred to the omissions in foot notes,
giving the page where they can be found. The number of these ref-
erences being nearly one hundred, shows that both volumes will be
required to make the history complete.

Since publishing the first edition I have ascertained where the fam-
ily of Moses Thurston of Hollis originated, and have incorporated it
with the Daniel family, where it belongs. Numerous other families
have found their ancestors, and appear in connection. I am satis-
fied that the families of Daniel and John were relatives, tho unable
to connect them. I have a collection of over two hundred photo-
graphs from the principal families represented ih this volume, and a
critical examination strengthens my belief that they are all kin to
each other. There are certain characteristics that run thro the whole.
The facial contour and general make-up are singularly alike. Then
again the mental development, aims of life, religious character, and
family names, all tend to strengthen the opinion that they are homo-
geneous, and sprang from one root.

The book is not a mere collection of names and "dates, but in every
case where it was possible the business, residence and religion is
given, making it a readable book as well as one of reference.

The seventeen years that I have spent upon this work have given
me such an interest in it that I sjiall still keep an interleaved book for
corrections and additions as long as I live, and sincerely request
every one to send me all such information, so that one record may
be complete.

There are 10,520 names of Thurstons and their children indexed,
which does not include those who died under two years of age.
Other names indexed, 17,976. Brow.nj Thurston.

June I, 1892. Portland, Me.



VI THURSTON GENEALOGIES.



EXPLANATIONS.

The names of Thurstons and their immediate descendants are
numbered consecutively thro the book.

The small figures after each name of a Thurston denote the gen-
eration. To illustrate : — after the name of Brown Thurston, page
i8o, is a small figure ®, reading on you follow my ancestry back to
Daniel/ the first in this country, who settled in Newbury, Mass., 1635.

This character -\- placed before any name, denotes that further on
in the book the same number will be found, in larger figures, placed
in the middle of the line, so as to strike the eye at a glance. Under
these figures the history and children of the person named are given.

The grandchildren, when introduced after the first appearance of
the name, are set a little further in from the margin than the children.

The indexes are very simple, referring to every name by page ex-
cept those who diefi under two years of age. Those bearing the
name of Thurston in the first, those bearing other names in the sec-
ond, and those who have participated in the defense of our country
in the third.

Many corrections and additions came too late for insertion in the
proper place, and I have printed them upon a separate sheet, so that
you can cut out the longer ones and paste them into the back margin
of the pages where they belong, and the shorter ones can be made
with a pen. Without doing this you will lose much important
information.



THURSTON COATS OF ARMS.



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