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1257 Mary (Godfrey), b. March 12, 1817^ m. Samuel F. Stone of Harvard, Mass.

1258 Caroline (Godfrey), b. Aug. 15, d. Aug. 19, 1S19.

1259 Julia (Godfrey), b. Aug. 20, 1820; ni. ist, Robert Dutton of Bangor; he d.

Nov. 23, 1S43; 2d, A. C. Waltman of LaGrange, Mo.

Born in Bangor.

1260 James (Godfrey), b. Oct. 8, 1822; m. Mary C. Wheelwright, da. of George

and sister of Hon. Joseph S. Wheelwright of Bangor. He graduated
from Bowdoin 1844, and settled in Houlton, Me., as a lawyer, where he
d., Aug. 30, 1850.

1261 George (Godfrey), b. Oct. 22, 1824; d. Dec. 31, 1834.

1262 Arthur (Godfrey), b. Feb. 18, 1828; d. in Virginia City, Nevada.

1263 A daughter, b. Aug. 20, d. Aug. 22, 1831.

•Richard Godfrey wa.s born in England, came to this country and was in Taunton as
early as 1652. John, above, was tlie fifth descent from him; m. 1st, May 21, 180/, Sophia Dut-
ton, b. July 31, 1736, da. of Col. Samuel Dutton of Bangor; she d. 1835.



Elizabeth Chloe Thurston s (David,^ Ric/mrd,^ Daniel,^ Daniel'^'),
sister of the preceding, and daughter of David and Chloe (Reding-
ton) Thurston of Sedgwick, Me. ; born there June i8, 1803 ; bap-
tized by Rev. Daniel Merrill; married, in Sedgwick, Jan. i, 1843,
Rev. Joseph Smith, born in Cornish, Me., Feb. 7, 18 10, son of
John Pike Smith, born in New Market, N. H., Dec. 6, 1785, a farmer
and dealer in lumber in Denmark, where he died, and Nancy Hayes,
born in Dover, N. H., April 27, 1786, died in Belvidere, 111. Mrs.
Elizabeth Chloe Smith died in Bangor, Me., June 21, 1881, and her
husband married second, July 2, 1882, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner
Morse, born July 28, 1822, daughter of Capt. Shubael and Mary
(Gardner) Dimick of Lyme, N. H.

Rev. Joseph Smith attended North Bridgtoii and Fiyeburg academies, and stud-
ied two years with Rev. J. P. Fessenden of South Bridgton, attended the classical
school at Bangor, and graduated fro.n p]a,ngor theological seminary in 1S42; or-
dained as an evangelist at Oldtown, Nov. 10, 1842, where he preached a year.
Taken sick, he went to his fatjier's in Djumark, and after a long illness preached
a while there. In 1845 he went to Wilton, and labored four years; spent the win-
ter of 1849-50 in Belvidere, 111., supplying the Presbyterian church six months.
The malarial climate injuring his health, he returned to Maine, and in the autumn
of 1850 commenced preaching at Boothbay Harbor, and remained a year and a half,
when health failing again he went to his mother's, then residing in Bridgton. Com-
menced preaching at Lovell, July 11, 1852, where he remained about si.xteen years;
spent a few months at the West, and returned to supply at Buxton Center in 1868,
and in Minot 187 1 till July, 1876. He was a laborious, faithful and successful pas-
■ tor, having received one hundred and sixty-one members to the church during his
ministry in his various fields of labor. He finally made his home in Bangor, where
he spent the last few years of his life, and died Jan. 3, 1SS9. No children.


Daniel Oliver Thurston s of North Sedgwick, Me. {David,'*
Richard,^ Daniel,^ Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of
David and Chloe (Redington) Thurston of Sedgwick, Me. ; born
there May 5, 1805; baptized by Rev. Daniel Oliver;* married, June

1, 1843, Aphia Kimball Hinckley, daughter of Nehemiah and
Phebe Peters (Kimball) Hinckley of Bluehill, Me. She died June

2, 1878, aged 57. He retired Saturday night in good health, after a
hard day's work at haying, and was found dead Sunday morning,
July 19, 1885, with no signs of distress or struggle.

Mr. Thurston always lived on the homestead ; was a thrifty farmer
and lumberman, having acquired a competence, beside giving his
children a good education. He was a man of very strong home sym-
pathies, very seldom going out of town ; an active, energetic business
habit, with a wonderfully bright and cheerful nature, which made him
a favorite among his relatives and all who knew him. His wife was
a member of the Congregational chift-ch in Bluehill, and was greatly
beloved by all.

* After Rev. Mr. Merrill with a majoritv of the church in Sedgwick became Baptists
about thirty, under the lead of David Thurston, the father of Dauiel Oliver, maintained
meetings under tlie patronage of the Massachusetts Missionary Society. Revs. Daniel Love-
joy, Jotham Sewall, John Sawyer [who lived to be 103 years old], and Daniel Oliver of Bos-
ton [who baptized and gave the name to Daniel Oliver Thurston], labored there at different



1264 David,« b. April 11, 1844; in., March 12, 1872, Elva Medora Gale, b. Feb. 18,
1850, and d. Apr. 13, 18S8. He is a farmer in Sedgwick. They have:

1265 Harry David,' b, Dec. 19, 1872.

1266 George Lawrence,' b. Dec. 17, 1874.

1267 Clara Emeline,' b. June 26, 1876.

1268 Ray Condon,' b. March 21, 187S.

1269 Minnie Louise,' b. Dec. 30, 1879.

1270 Lizzie Snow,' b. April 16, 1882.

1271 Beulah I.Iaud,' b. March 7, 1886.

1272 George Henry," b. Oct. 9, 1S45 5 n.m.; d. in Oakland, Cal., May 10, 1882.

1273 Franklin Hi ukley,'' b. Oct. 26, 1S47 ; d. Oct. 20, 1864.

1274 Daniel," b. Dec. i, 1849; m., Dec. 5, 1876, Delia Anna Hewey, b. March 6,

1849, da. o'' Charles W. and Rebecca (Small) Hewey of Bucksport, Me.
He was a merchant in Orland, Me. ; since 1889 in the provision business in
Boston, Mass. They have :
1275 Louise Etta,' b. May ir, 187S.
1276 Clara Maria,'' b. Feb. 11, 1852; m., Sept. 7, 1871, Capt. Grenville Payson
Clapp, b. in Aurora, Me., Aug. 7, 1832, a master mariner in Sedgwick. Chil. :

1277 Eugene Payson (Clapp), b. Oct. 15, 1872.

1278 Rowland Grenville (Clapp), b. March 13, 1874.

1279 Nellie Eliza (Clapp), b. June 23, 1S77.

1280 Harvey Thurston (Clapp), b. Jan. 27, 1S79.

1281 John,'^ b. Feb. 3, 1S54; n.m. ; a farmer on the homestead.

1282 Fanny Goodale,'' b. March 12, 1856; d. Aug. 12, 1S71.

1283 Ella Mehitable,'' b. May 16, 1858; n.m.; at the homestead.

1284 Jennie Sparhawk,'^ b. March 20, 1861 ; d. June 9, 1877.

1285 Frederic Harlow,'' b. Jan. 6, 1S65; n.m.; a farmer in Sedgwick.


William Thurston s of Newbuiyport, Mass. {^David,'' Richard,^
Daniel,^ Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of David and
Chloe (Redington) Thurston of Sedgwick, Me. ; born there Feb. 7,
1807; baptized by Rev. Joseph Brown; married, first, Oct. 16, 1837,
DoROTHV Pearson Colman, born Feb. 13, 18 10, daughter of Jere-
miah and Mary (Chute) Cohnan of Newburyport, Mass. [see no.
447] ; she died Jan. 4, 1868. Second, March 3, 1870, Caroline
Elizabeth Greenleaf, born Feb. 8, 1823, daughter of George and
EHzabeth (Wheelwright) Greenleaf of Newburyport. He died Sept.
16, 1882.

Mr. Thurston was a lumber merchant in Newburyport. He left his
father's house at the age of seventeen, and lived at South Orrington
some four year; , at Bucksport a year, at West Prospect, now Sears-
port, a year, at Bangor for five years, till 1836, then Bucksport and
Orland till 1844, when he went to Newburyport, and in 1852 he re-
ceived his brother-in-law, James Chute Colman, into partnership,
under the firm name of Thurston & Colman. He joined the Con-
gregational church in Bucksport in 1829 ; removed his connection to
the first church in Bangor, and colonized to form the Hammond St.
church, Bangor, in 1833 ; removed to the first church in Newbury,
Mass., in 1845, and Jan. i, 1850, was, with others, dismissed to form
the Whitefield Congregational church in Newburyport, and was
the senior deacon from its formation. Both his wives were members
of this church. He has been an active and influential member of
the church, moderator of the General Conference of Massachusetts


and president of the State Sunday-school Convention of all the evan-
gelical denominations of the state, held at Newburyport, 1858.

The Newburyport Herald of Feb. 8, 1882, says: — "On the occasion of the 75th
anniversary of the birth of Dea. Wm. Thurston there was a very pleasant gather-
ing of the members of Whitefield parish at his house. He is a highly esteemed
citizen of this community, an honorable and high-minded merchant, and an active
and influential Christian. He was one of the original members of the Whitefield
church, which was organized Jan. i, 1850, and he has been its treasurer and senior
deacon since its formation. The family from which he descended was an old New-
bury family. The stock is one of remarkable vigor, and has furnished a large num-
ber of clergymen. Two of his brothei"s were eminent pastors in Maine, and eight
of his nephews and grand-nephews have entered the ministry. On the table of re-
freshments was a beautiful birthday cake, surrounded by 75 candles, and on the top
of it ' 1807-1S82. W. T.' Oood singing was interspersed through the evening."

Rev. Daniel T. Fiske, D.D., of Belleville, Mass., preached an able sermon at the
Whitefield church shortly after his death, from Mark 12 : 17 — " Render to Caesar
the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." At the close
he gave the following tribute to the late Deacon William Thurston : — " Deeply do
I sympathize with you in your great loss, which is not your loss alone, but that of
all the churches in this city and vicinity. Deacon William Thurston was widely
known, and known as an intelligent, upright, staunch, earnest christian. He suc-
ceeded better than most of us do in rightly adjusting the claims of Caesar and the
claims of God. A good man, a noble man has fallen, a man of principle, a man of
God. His work is done, and well done. May his mantle fall upon some young
man here whom the Lord has prepared to receive it. May his example stimulate
many to greater zeal and steadfastness in the christian life. May he, being dead,
yet speak to this church and people in tones more influential and persuasive even
than when living. And may his cherished memory be, as I am sure it will be, a
perpetual benediction to this church, which he so tenderly loved, and for which he
so long and so faithfully labored and prayed. ' Blessed are the dead that die in the
Lord from henceforth ; yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors,
and their works do follow them.' "

Children, by first wife Dorothy.

1286 Mary Colman,*' b. Nov. i, 1838; n.m. ; in Newburyport.

1287 Lucy Redington,'' b. Dec. 16, 1840; n.m.

1288 Maria Buck,*' b. July 4, 1843; "-ni-

1289 Alice Hale,'' b. Sept. 18, 1845; >■"■> March 12, 1872, Alvah Folsom Hunter, b.

in Lowell, Mass., Oct. 27, 1S46, editor of Farm Poultry and poultry
editor of N. E. Farmer, residing on Cleft Rock Poultry Farm in So. Na-
tick, Mass. ; shipped as a boy in the U. S. navy, Dec. S, 1862, and served a
year on the monitor Nahant, mostly about Charleston, S. C. ; term of ser-
vice expired, and was discharged Dec. 19, 1863. Enlisted April 6, 1864, in
the U. .S. signal corps, and was mustered out in New Orleans, La., Aug.,
1865. They have :

1290 Lawrence Thurston (Hunter), b. Feb. 16, 1874.

1291 Herbert Colman (Hunter), b. Sept. 17, 1875.

1292 Frederick Huston (Hunter), b. March 15, 1879.

1293 Alfred Redington (Hunter), b. Sept. 10, 1884.

1294 William,'' b. Aug. ii, 1847; m., Aug. 11, 1875, •'^arah Eva Eastman; 1885 in

Chicago, 111.; no children.

1295 Elizabeth Smith,'' b. Nov. 20, 1S49; '''•"^•

1296 George,'' b. Dec. 21, 1851 ; went down with the ship Tennyson, in the Indian

ocean, Fel). 22, 1873.

1297 Sarah Dorothy,'' b. .Sept. 11, 1853; d. in Maplevvood, Mass., Sept. 14. 1883.

1298 Helen Tracy,'' b. Nov. 8, 1S55; d. March 10, 1S72.


Richard Chute {Mehitable Thursto?i,'' Richard^' Daniel,'' Daniel"-),
son of Dea. James and Mehitable (Thurston) Chute of Boxford,
Mass.; born there Sept. 3, 1778; married, Oct. 17, 1805, Dorothy


Pearson, born May 8, 1784, daughter of Benjamin Pearson of New-
bury, Mass., the seventh Benjamin Pearson, in a direct line, Uving on
the same spot and in the same house, and whose grandson of the
same name now owns and occupies it. He was a farmer in Byfield,
Mass., went to St. Louis, Mo., and died there Oct. 24, 1820; she
died May 9, 1870.


1299 Alexander (Chute), b. Sept. 27, i8o6; m. Martha F. Gould of Maiden, Mass.
He was very fond of horses, and drove the stage for his uncle Colman [no.
446]; d. Oct. II, 1 84 1, leaving one da., and she m. Ellis B. Bramhall of
Plymouth, Mass., b. Nov. 9, 1819; he d. Jan. 31, 1865.

J300 Ariel Parish (Chute), b. May 16, 1S09; m., Apr. 25, 1836, Sarah Maria Win-
slow Chandler, b. Dec. 13, 1805, da. of Peleg and Esther (Parsons) Chand-
ler of New Gloucester, Me., then, but since of Bangor, Me. ; graduated
from Bowdoin in 1832, pursued theological studies at Bangor, and grad-
uated from Andover, Mass., in 1S35; ordained over the Cong, church in
O.xford, Me., Mar. 16, 1836, having commenced preaching there Jan. i pre-
vious, Rev. David Thurston of Winthrop, Me., preaching the sermon ;
dismissed Dec. 31, 1838; went to Pownal, Me., April, 1839, dismissed
Nov. 30, 1841, when he was appointed preceptor of the Warren acad-
emy, where he remained nearly five years ; installed at Harrison, Me., Feb.
24, 1847, dismissed Aug. 15,1849; preached and taught school at Lynn-
field, Mass., one year, when he was elected preceptor of the Dummer
academy of Newljury, Mass., where he remained nearly thi-ee years ; sup-
plied the church in Lynnfield principally till June, 1857, when he was set-
tled over the first Congregational church in Ware, Mass., where he re-
mained four years. For sbcteen years after he was in the government ser-
vice in connection with the United States treasury, in Boston, his family
living in Sharon, Mass. He d. Dec. 18, 18S7. Children:

1301 Ellen Maria (Chute), b. in O.xford, May 23, 1837; m., Sept. 11, 1865, Dr.

Amasa D. Bacon of Sharon, where they reside ; one daughter.

1302 Francis Pearson (Chute), b. in Pownal, June 2, 1840.

1303 Richard Henry (Chute), b. in Woburn, Mass., March 13, 1S43; m., Nov.

6, 1867, .Susan R. Nelson of Georgetown, Mass. ; live in Eau Claire,
Wis., and have four children living, one deceased. He was in the war
against the rebellion from private to captain.

1304 Esther .Andrews (Chute), b. in Milton, Mass., June 22, 1846; m., July 3,

1866, Edgar Mace Hbcon of Sharon, and d. there Dec. 31, 1866.

1305 Sarah Barnes (Chute), b. in Harrison, July 30, 1848.

1306 Betsey (Chute), b. June 7, 1810; d. Oct. 27, 1856; n.m.

1307 Andrew (Chute), b. Apr. ii, 1814; went to live with John Buck, Orland, Me.,

Dec, 1S26, andm., Sept. 30, 1836, Ann Maria Perry, b. Jan. X2, 1817, da. of
Isaac Perry, Esq., of Orland, Me. In Nov., 1^59, removed to Newburyport,
Mass, as a bookkeeper; she d. Jan. i,JiS88; he d. July 9, 1S90. They had :

1308 Charles Richard (Chute), b. Aug. i, 1837; d. Sept., 1870, just as he land-

ed from the ship of which he was 1st officer at Queenstown, Ireland.

1309 Martha Elizabeth (Chute), b. Jan. 4, 1841 ; m., May 6, 1S63. Wm. P>. Pe-

ters of Ellsworth, Me.; she d. June 24, 1S68; three children.

1310 George .Mbert (Chute), b. Mar. 3, 1843; m., Feb. i, 1872, Clara H. Wood

of Bluehill, Me. They reside on a small farm in Dedham, Mass., and
his business is naval stores, etc., in Boston ; four children.

1311 Sarah Buck (Chute), b. Sept. 13, 1S46; n.m.; teacher in Newburyport for

twenty-five years.

1312 Kimball Perry (Chute), b. Apr. 22, 184S ; d. Sept. 30, 1850.

1313 James Andrew (Chute), b. in Castine, .Me., Nov. 12, 1850 ; m., Oct. 24,

1876, Mary Shaw Van Horn of Louisiana, Mo. ; a com. mer. in Salt
Lake City, Utah; no children.

1314 Edward Lane (Chute), b. 1853; grad. from theo. sem. at Andover, 1S77;

m., July 7, 1880, Julia Howe Cleaveland, an adopted da. of Rev. John
• Payne Cleaveland, d.d. Has been settled as Congregational clergyman

in Saugus, Duxbury, and 18S9 in Northboro, Mass. ; three children.
1315 Benjamin Pearson (Chute), b. May 13, 1816.



Joseph Thurston 5 i^yoseph,'' jfoseph,^ yoseph,^ Daniel^), son of
Joseph and Agnes (Davis) Thurston of Rockport, Mass. ; born there
Nov. 15, 1755 ; married Lydia Parsons. He died 1807 ; she died
1848, aged 90.


1316-)- William,'' b. Feb. 22, 1783; m. Nancy Parsons.

1317-l-Toseph" b. Jan. 22, 1787; m. Esther Norwood.

1318 Sally,'' b. Aug. 21, 1790; m. rst, William Davis; 2d, Anthony Chipman;
moved to Steuben, ^le ; both d., leaving William (Davis), Anthony (Chip-
man), Daniel (Chipman), James (Chipman), George (Chipman).


Daniel Thurston s (^Da?iiel,'^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel ^^, son of
Daniel and Anna (Tarr) Thurston of Rockport, Mass. ; born there
1758; married, Jan. 2, 1812, Sally Rowe, born 1795. He died.^'^ar
1836 ; she died Jan. 10, 1878.

He was a fisherman in Rockport, Mass., owned a vessel that was
lost, loaded with fish, on Cape Negro, N. S. He said he had a peck
of silver dollars when he bought the vessel.

13'9+John Ko\ve,'J b. Sept. 25, 1812; m. Lucy Rowe.

1320 Sally,'' b. Aug. 5, 1815; m., Dec. 3, 1834, Samuel Avery Bray, a dealer in
fish in West Gloucester, Mass., b. Jan. 23, 1806. They had:

1321 Samuel Benton (Bray), b. June 19, 1836, a farmer near Worcester, Mass.

1322 Olive Proctor (Bray), b. Aug. 10, 1838; a teacher in Topeka, Kansas.

1323 Sarah Abby (Bray), b. Oct. 5, 1S4S ; a teacher in Topeka; (both graduated

from Salem normal school); m. J. W. H. Thurston [no.2gcj ].

1324 Daniel," b. 1817; a cabinet maker in Rockport, Mass.; m., Dec. 30, 1841,
Martha Harris of Rockport, b. June 17, 1822. He d. 1854, and she m. 2d,
John P. Tarr ; he d., and she m. 3d. Elbridge Witham ; reside in Rockport.

1325-f-Winthrop,'' b. Nov. g, 1820 ; m. ist, Mary Fsars ; 2d, Sarah Eliza Bumham.

i326-(-William Henry,** b. Sept. 24, 1823; m. Anna Sparrow.


Nathaniel Thurston s (^Daniel,'^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel^),
brother of the preceding, and son of Daniel and Anna (Tarr) Thurs-
ton of Rockport, Mass.; born there Aug. 7, 1769; married, July 10,
1801, Betsey Gee, born July 10, 1782. He died Oct. 2, 1829; she
died March 26, 1838.


1327 Eliza,6 b. May 3, 1802; m., Dec. 4, 1825, William Wharf.

1328 Maria,6 b. May 6, 1804; m- Oct. 6, 1823, Charles Ward.
1329+ Nathaniel,'* b. Aug. 5, 1806; m. Ruth Butler.

1330 Benjamin,'* b. Jan. 16, 1809; d. Oct. 29, 1810.

1331 + William Gee,'* b. Dec. 24, 181 1 ; m. Rachel Rich Smith.

1332 Mary Jane,** b. June 11, 1814; d. Nov. 10, 1825.
'333 Fanny,'* b. Oct. 11, 1816; m. Gerry Lane.

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