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Tribune; m., Oct. i, 1863, Carrie Prentiss of Brooklyn, N. Y.; no chil.
933 Mary Walker,^ b. July 13, 1800; m. Joseph C. Pearson of Bradford; had:

934 Sarah W. (Pearson), b. March 6, 1820; m. ist, Joseph H. Delaware; 2d,

Daniel N. Poor; two children.

935 Laburton (Pearson), b. June 18, 1822; m. Susan Buswell, and had Ger-

trude and Ida (Pearson).

936 William Henry (Pearson), b. June 13, 1825; m. Elizabeth Ann Austin, and

had William, Nydra, Louise, Daniel, Grace and Charles (Pearson).

* The Clark Family.

I. W16LIAM Clark came from England and settled in Dorcbester, Mass., May 30, 1630.
He and his wife Sarah were members of the Dorchester church before 1(;39. He removed to
Northaiai)t()n, Miss, in 105 1 or l(5ijO, andwis maiiv years a leading' man and a deputy to
the general court. He died July 18, 1690, aged 83. They had Nathaniel, b. Jan. 27, 1641; Re-
beckah, b. about 1G49; John, b. about 1651; Samuel, bap. Oct. 2,1653; William, b. July 3,
1656; Sarah, b. March 19, 1659.

II. John Clark, born about 1651; married, first, at Springfield, Mass., July 12, 1677, Re-
beckah Cooper; she died May 8, 1678. Second, March 20,1679, Mary Strong, daughter of
Elder John Strong. John Clark was deacon, deputy to general court, and died Sept. 3, 1704.
Children: Sarah, b. April 20, 1678; John, b. Dec. 28, 1679; Nathaniel, b. May 13, 1681; Ebb-
NEZEK, b. Oct. 18, 1682; Increase, b. April 8, 1684: Mary, b. Dee. 27, 1685; Rebecca, b. Nov.
22, 1087; Experience, b. Oct. 30, 1689; Abigail, b. March, 1692; Noah, b. March 28,1694;
Thankful, b. Feb. 13, d. May 9, 1696; Josiah, b. June 11, 1697.

III. Ebenezer Clark, born Oct. 18, 1682; m., Dec. 10, 1712, Abigail Pearson; he was a
substantial man; d. Feb. 27, 1781, aged 98. They had Ebenezer, b. Aug. 16, 1714; Ezra, b.
Apr. 4, 1716; Abigail, b. Nov. 29. 1718; William, b. Jan. 2, 1721; Sarah, b. Apr. 23, 1723; Jed-
ediah, b. :\Iar. 25, 1726; Israel, b. Mar. 15, 1729; Elihu, b. Sept. 30, 1731.

IV. EZKA Clark, b. Apr. 4, 1716; m., 1739, Martha Thelps. They had Martha, b. Sept.
4,1740; Abigail, b. Mar. 6,1742; Hannah, b. Sept. 15,1743; Ezra, b. Feb. 26,1745; Martin,
b. De(!. 23, 1746; Mary, b. July 17, 1748, d. young; Phebe, b. about 1750; J onas. b. about
1751; Naomi, b. Oct. 4, 1753; Job, b. Nov. 30,17.55; Zenas, b. Sept. 23,1757; Dorothy, bap.
Feb. 17, 1760.

V. Ezra Clark, b. Feb. 26, 1745; m., Jan. 20, 1775, Sarah Howe, b. Aug. 14, 1758. He d.
Aug. 14, 1805; she ^?7'/^,-* Ba/jamhi 3), brother of the preceding,
and son of David and Eunice (Whitney) Thurston of Marlboro, N.
H. ; born in Leominster, Mass., July 21, 1772 ; married, Nov. 4, 1801,
Lydla. Ball, born in Holden, Mass., Dec. 26, 1775, daughter of Dan-
iel and Lydia (Smith) Ball of Princeton, Mass. He died July 31,
1843 ; she died in Hinsdale, N. H., April 29, 1847. He was a farmer
in Keene, N. H., and after in Northfield, Mass.


969+Leland,^ b. in Windham, Vt., May 29, 1S03; m. Margaret Hutchins.

970-i-Roswell,'' b. in Marlboro, N. H., Oct. 22, 1807 ; m. Frances Cummings.

97 1 -j- Emily,'' b. in Marlboro, March 8, 1810; m. Melvin .Starkey.

972 Miranda.^ b. in Northfield, Mass., Sept. 19, 1S13; m. E. Marsh of Montague,
Mass. ; lived with him a few months ; had one child, which d. at the age of
two years ; she had her name changed back to Thurston, and is living, a
single woman, in Hinsdale, N. H.

973-)- Wesson,^ b. in Northfield, Nov. 4, 1816; m. Harriet Scott.


Samuel Thurston s {^David,'' Benjamin 3), brother of the preced-
ing, and son of David and Eunice (Whitney) Thurston of Marlboro,
N. H. ; born there Aug. 16, 1775; married, Jan. i, 1800, Sally
French, born in Chelmsford, Mass., March g, 1776, daughter of
Joseph and Bridget (Farrar) French of Jaffrey, N. H. She died
March 2, 1839, aged 63 ; he died Dec. 23, 1873, aged 98 years, 4
months, 7 days.

He was a farmer and school teacher in New Alstead, N. H. He
taught eighteen terms of school, eight in one district. When he was
a boy he says he has lain in bed and heard the yelling of the cata-
mounts and the howling of the wolves, and in the morning, after a
light snow, has tracked the wolves all about the house and barn, even
to looking into the windows of the sheep hovel.


974-lr Louisa,^ I). Dec. 16, 1800; m. Timothy Dort.

975 James Gilman,* b. Oct. 8, 1802; d. April 17, 1804.

976-l-Joseph,^ b. May 30, 1804; m. Betsey Brown.

977 + Hartley,* Id. March 3, 1S06 ; m. Arminda Robinson.

978-)-Alden Spooner,* b. Sept. 12, 1809; m. Esther Adeline Miller.

979-t- Franklin Robinson,* b. Jan. 22, 1815; m. Fanny Louisa Holman.


Jason Thurston s {^David* Befijaniin^), brother of the preceding,
and son of David and Eunice ('Whitney) Thurston of Marlboro, N.


H. ; born there Jan. 23, 1777; married Mrs. Lydia (Palmer) Rol-
lins, born Sept. 9, 1778. He died March 7, 1862, aged 85 ; she died
July, 1870, aged 92.

Mr. Thurston was a ship carpenter, and went to Damariscotta,
then called Nobleboro, Me., in 1804 or 1805. He was a very faith-
ful member of the Alna lodge of Free Masons.


980 Elizabeth Palmer,^ b. Nov. 18, 1810; m., March 15, 1835, Tilden Hall, a black-
smith in Damariscotta, b. Sept. 16, 1S06, son of Thomas and Anna (Van-
nah) Hall of Nobleboro. They had :
981 Augustus (Hall), b. March 30, 1841 ; enlisted in the 21st Maine regiment
against the rebellion ; went to New Orleans, was taken sick, and d. in
the hospital at Baton Rouge, La., July 20, 1S63; a noble young man,
the idol of the family.
9S2 Anna Elizabeth (Hall), b. Sept. 13, 1844.
983 Jerusha Rollins,^ b. in Newcastle, Me., June i, 1813; m., Feb. 15, 183S, Joseph
Teague, a ship ironer of Damariscotta, b. July 23, 1812, son of Joseph and
Eleanor (Hussey) Teague of Newcastle. They had:

984 Orlando (Teague), b. Dec. 10, 1838; d. Sept. 21, 1846.

985 Lizzie Hall (Teague), b. April 8, 1842; m., Sept. 3, 1867, Capt. W. A.


986 Georgie Day (Teague), b. Feb. 4, 1848; m., July 12, 1870, Horace N.

Hatch, a stove and tinware dealer in South Boston, Mass.

987 Ida Eudora (Teague), b. May 18, 1850.

988 Joseph (Teague), b. Sept. 9, 1856 ; a boot and shoe dealer in Damariscotta.


Priscilla Thurston 5 {Dea. John,'' yoiiathan,^ Daniel,^ Dafiiel^),
daughter of Dea. John and Hepzibah (Burpee) Thurston of Rowley,
Mass.; born there about 1751 ; married, published July 14, 1770,
Abraham Farwell, born Aug. 18, 1743, a farmer in Fitchburg, son
of Gen. Samuel Farwell of Fitchburg, Mass. She died Dec. 30,



989 Hepzibah (Farwell), b. Oct. 15, 1770; m., May 23, 1793, Simeon Farwell of
Fitchburg. They had :

990 Hepzibah (Farwell), b. Feb. 28, 1794; m. David Allen of New Glouces-

ter, Me.

991 Henry (Farwell), b. Dec. 3, 1795; ^n-' Oct. 5, 181 9, Nancy Jackson, b.

Jan. II, 179S, da. of John and Susanna (Sawyer) Jackson. He d. Jan.
4, 1873.

992 Benjamin (Farwell), b. 179S; m. Hannah Knox.

993 Peter (Farwell), b. June 24, 1800; m. ist, Sept. 21, 1823, Catherine Bou-

telle, da. of Nathaniel, b. Oct., 1798; d. Sept. 17, 1835; 2d, Apr., 1837,
Maria Patch, da. of Samuel, b. June 24, 1S14; d. Feb. 10, 1838; 3d, Nov.
26, 1839, Elizabeth S. Burrage, b. May 2, 1820, da. of Josiah and Ruth

994 Mary (Farwell), b. 1S05; m. Coolidge Lane of New Gloucester.

995 Miriam (Farwell), b. 1807 ; m. Stephen Bemis.

996 Simeon (Farwell), b. 1809; m. Mary Ann Downe.

997 Samuel (Farwell), b. Nov. 10, 1772.

998 Abraham (Farwell), b. Aug. 16, 1774.

999 Josiah (Farwell), b. Feb. 9, 1777.
1000 Abel (Farwell), b. Feb. 11, 1780.
looi Miriam (Farwell), b. May 9, 1782.

1002 Levi (Farwell), b. Oct. 19, 1784.

1003 Joseph (Farwell), b. Jan. 22, 1787; m., Dec. 6, 1804, Polly Kimball.



Thomas Thurston s {Dea. jfohn,'' yo/iaf/iaii,^ Daniel,- Da/iicI^),
son of Dea. John and Hepzibah (Burpee) Thurston of Rowley, now
Georgetown, Mass., born Feb. 2, baptized Feb. g, 1755; married,
first (pubKshed March 30, 17S0), Lvdia Davis of Concord, Mass.;
she died Jan. 19, 1806. Second, Jan. r, 1807, Mehitable Upton,
born Nov. 6, 1763, daughter of William and Hannah (Stanley) Upton
of North Reading, Mass.

He was a farmer in Fitchburg, Mass., and member of the Congre-
gational church. Capt. Tom, as he was afterward familiarly called,
was a musical genius. He inherited superior talent, which, with
some cultivation, made him the leading musician in town, in fact, in
all this region. He had a good voice, a fine ear for music, and was
leader of the church choir for over thirty years. His father, tho
himself a good singer, had no idea of allowing his son to depend
upon his musical talent for a living, so he determined that Thomas
should learn a trade, as was the custom in those days. Accordingly
he apprenticed him to a shoemaker by the name of Brown in Con-
cord, Mass. The trade was not adapted to his tastes ; but he was
remarkably successful teaching singing-schools, and he won a reputa-
tion in all the surrounding towns.*


1004 Thomas,^ b. Aug. 23, 1781 ; n.m. ; d. Feb. 15, 1S06.
1005-I- Hannah,* b. Sept. 27, 17S2; m. Dea. John Farwell.
1006 Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 16, 1785; n.m.; d. Feb. 20, iSoo.
1007-l-Asa,'' b. Oct. 12, 1787; m. Lucy Goodale.
ioo8-|-Ebenezer,* b. Nov. 25, 1789; m. Lydia Sawyer.
1009 Polly,* b. May 16, 1792 ; n.m.; d. Nov. i, 1818.
ioio-|-Cyrus,* b. May 20, 1796; m. Caroline Boutelle.
lOii-j-Sylvania,* b. Nov. 13, 179S; m. George S. Messinger.

1012 Mahala,* b. June 5,1801; rn., April 16, 1823, Thomas Hale, a wheelwright
in Fitchburg. They had : _^^

1013 Elizabeth Thurston (Hale), b. Nov. i, 1S25, Ci^, GZ^. /I^/O.

1014 Thomas Thurston (Hale), b. March 4, 1828.

1015 Augustus S. (Hale), b. Feb. 12, 1839; d. Nov. 8, 1840.
10164-Maria Cordice,* b. Sept. [3, 1803; m. Augustus Hale Searle.


Dea. John Thurston 5 (^Dea. John,^ jfonathan,^ Daniel,^ Daniel'^
brother of the preceding, and son of John and Hepzibah (Burpee)
Thurston of Rowley, now Georgetown, Mass. ; born there Feb. 20,
baptized Feb: 27, 1757; married, first, Aug. 2, 1782, Esther Wood
of Fitchburg, Mass. She died July 22, 1801, aged 44; second,

Be'I'ty , named in his will dated two days before his death; he

died April 28, 18 14, aged 57.

Mr. Thurston came to Fitchburg with his father and succeeded
him in carrying on the place. He was a deacon in the Congrega-
tional church, as was his father before him. He was a man of con-
siderable inrtuence in church and town affairs, and his name fre-
quently appears in ecclesiastical and political records ; was selectman
several years.

* For an extended account of his life see 1st ed. pp. 77-79.



1017 Sally,^b. Apr. 5, 17S3; m. (intention July 9, 1803) Samuel Phillips, a farmer
in Ashburnham till 1816, then in Htchburg, and had:
lOiS Ivers (Phillips), b. July 28, 1805; a prominent business man, deputy
sheriff of Worcester county and colonel. He had a family of five
children, some of them holding offices of trust in the city and influen-
tial members of the church.
1019 Sally (Phillips), b. July 29, i8ii ; m. Charles Russell, and had 3 children.

i02o+Jonathan,*b. May 8, 1785; m. Abigail Allen.

i02i-j-Susan,* b. Aug. 4, 1787; m. Joseph Upton.

1022 John,^ b. July 6, 1789; m., Apr. 4, 1S15, Roxa Gerould, b. March 17, 1791,
daughter of Samuel and Azubah (Thompson) Gerould of Stoddard, N.
H., and sister of Rev. Moses Gerould, who was b. May 5, 1801 ; m., Feb.
5, 1S29, Cynthia Locke, b. May 2, 1S04; studied four years in Kimball Un-
ion academy, Meriden, N. H., theology with Rev. Seth S. Arnold of Al-
stead, and was ordained pastor of the Cong, church in New [now East]
Alstead, May 22, 1828 ; resigned 1844 ; in Hinsdale 1844-53 ! i" Canaan
1853-63; in Stoddard 1863-5; i''^ Langdon 1S65-9. In April, 1869, he re-
tired from active duties and settled in Concord, where he d. June 21, 1874.
They had seven children, one of whom was Samuel Lankton, b. July 11,
1834, grad. from Kimball Union academy 1854, from Dartmouth 1858,
from Union Theo. Sem. i860, ordained as a Cong'l clergyman Oct. 2, 1861,
pastor in Stoddard 1860-8, in Goffstown 1868-S5, in Hollis 1889, all in N. H.
Mr. Thurston was a farmer in Fitchburg, Mass., Walpole and Gilsum, N.
H., where he engaged in a woolen manufactory with his brother-in-law Ly-
man Gerould. He d. Nov. 17, 183S. They had 5 children, all d. in in-
fancy. She moved to Northampton, Mass., where she d. Feb. 20, 1870;

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