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Sawyer, b. Feb. 2, 1798, son of Amos and Hannah (Dustin) Sawyer of
Haverhill, Mass.; he was a merchant in .South Lancaster; d. Oct. 23,
1822; she d. in Worcester, 1888. They had:

1669 Sarah Ann (Sawyer), b. Sept. 3, 1S21 ; m., Sept. 14, 1S43, William H.

Young, a mason in Worcester, Mass.; d. Aug. 21, 1887; she d. 1888.

1670 Mary Elizabeth (Sawyer), b. Nov. 8, i82'2 ; m.. May 14, 1844, Herbert

H. Stimpson ; he d. 1887 ; she d. in South Lancaster, 1888.
1 67 1 George Peter,* b. Mar. 29, 1802; a hatter; n.m.; d. in Worcester, Oct. 7, 1859.


Phineas Thurston 5 (J/c;i-t'j-,4 Afoses,^ Sfep/ien,^ Danic/'), son of
Moses and Elizabeth (Clifford) Thurston of Unity, N. H. ; born in
Epping, N. H., Jan. 7, 1758; married, Jan. 24, 1787, Polly Wood,
born June 6, 1768, daughter of David and Mary Wood of Rocking-
ham, Vt. He died March 17, 1796. After her husband's death she
married his brother Josiah Thurston [no. 647].

Phineas Thurston was one of the first settlers of Barnet, Vt. ; took
the freeman's oath there March 10, 1789. He was a farmer, and set-
tled near that part of the town known as Passumpsicville. He was a
soldier in the revolutionary war ; was taken prisoner, sent to England,
and nearly starved ; compelled to eat the entrails of sheep broiled on
coals, which he said was the sweetest meat he ever ate. He was ex-
changed, and on his way home the vessel was wrecked in the Bay of
Biscay, and he was saved from starving again only by eating salt
pork for several days with intense thirst. After he had served his


time and come home he asked his sisters to sing ; they sang a new
war song about the wrecked prisoners. He heard them with great
emotion, and when he could command his feehngs, said, " 1 was
one of those prisoners." None of his family had known of his


1672 John,^ d. young.

1673 Mary,* b. in Barnet, Vt., Sept. 15, 1791 ; m., June 5, 1806, John Spencer, b. in

Charlestown, N. H., April 15, 1787, son of Joseph and Mary Spencer.
They lived on the farm in Barnet, which she inherited from her father till
1828, when they removed to St. Johnsbury, Vt., where she d., April 18,
1843; 1^*^ ^^- i'^ ^V- Concord, Vt., Oct. 29, 1858. They had, all b. in Barnet:

1674 Phineas Thurston (Spencer), b. Sept. 18, 1806; m., at St. Johnsbury, Feb.

25, 183S, Atlanta W. Gage, b. there Oct. 22, 1810; was a farmer, and d.
in St. Johnsbury, May i, 1877, where his family resided, 1879.

1675 Mary Caroline (Spencer), b. July 3, 1808; m., 1S30, George Washington

Gage of St. Johnsbury, where she d., Oct. 18, 1838. Her husband re-
moved to N. Y. city in 1844, where he was a broker till his death, 1874.

1676 Loren Albert (Spencer), b. April 23, 1812 ; grad. from Dartmouth 1837;

was a lawyer at St. Louis, Mo., where he d. May i, 1847 ; n.m.

1677 Willard (Spencer), b. Aug. i, 1817. From 1841 to 1844, on a whaling

voyage, sailing around the world. Dec. 20, 1848, to California, thence
to Oregon in 1850, and established a trading post at Eminence, thirty
miles from the mouth of the Columbia river; traded there till May,
1866; was thrown from a horse and killed; n.m.

1678 Milo (Spencer), b. March 29, 1822 ; m., at St. Johnsbury, Feb. 27, 1850,

Rosaline Eliza Hill of W. Concord, b. June 22, 1818. In March, 1855,
removed to W. Concord, Vt., was a farmer and drover. In Jan., 1869,
he entered the Mass. Gen. Hospital for the removal of a tumor under
his left ear; operated upon by Dr. Bigelow Jan. 30, and d. in the hos-
pital Feb. 6, 1869. They had: Ira Loren (Spencer), b. Jan. 13, 1854;
a dry goods salesman in W. Concord, Vt. ; m., July 6, 1882, Ella
Josselyn of that place; he d. Aug. 2, 1888.


Moses Thurston s {JVIpses,'^ Aloses,^ Stephen,^ Daniel^), brother of
the preceding, and son of Moses and Elizabeth (Clifford) Thurston
of Unity, N. H. ; born in Brentwood, N. H., Jan. 18, 1760; married,
first, Jane Spaulding of Unity, born 1759; she died May 31, 1799.
Second, Polly Cross ; she died April 7, 1839, aged 62 years, 8 mos.,
21 days; he died 1848.

Mr. Thurston was a farmer in Corinth and Orange, Vt., Indian
Stream, now Pittsburg, Coos county, N. H., near the head of the
Connecticut river, and finally came back to Orange, where he died in
1848. He was a member of the Free Baptist church and used to
preach some.


1679+Edward,'"' b. 1775; m. Delia Wallace.

i68o-i-John .Spaulding," m. Joanna Thurston [no. ].

1 681+ Jane,'' m. ist, Andrew Gardner; 2d, Elias Hurd.

16824-Ezekiel,'' b. Feb. II, 1785; m. Sally Darling.

1683-l-Moses,'' m. Betsey Lovering.

1684-i-Sampson," b. April, 1789; m. Hannah Payne.

1685-I- William,'' b. Oct. 4,1791; m. ist, Clarissa Church; 2d, Betsey M. Wiley;

3d, Mrs. Huldah Farmer.
16864-Cyrus,'' b. Jan. 19, 1794; m. Mary Schoonover.

1687 Tenney,''' b. Feb. 18, 1796.

1688 David,'' b. March 31, 1799.



JosiAH Thurston 5 {Moses,-^ Moses,^ Stephen,'' Daniel^'), brother of
!the preceding, and son of Moses and Elizabeth (CHfford) Thurston
of Unity, N. H. ; born there May 7, 1772 ; married, first, in Barnet,
Vt., Feb. 14, 1797, Polly (Wood) Thurston [no. 593], the widow
of his brother Phineas. In 1806 they removed to St. Johnsbury,
Vt., and afterward to Campton, N. H., where she died March 5,
1835. Second, June i, 1835, Martha March of Campton, born
March 16, 1805. He was a farmer in Thornton, N. H. ; died Feb.
7, 1863 ; his widow Hved in Campton Village till she died, Sept. 8,

Children, by second wife.

'1 689 Franklin Josiah,* b. in Plymouth, N. H., May 11, 1S36; m., May, 1S63, Ju-
lia Merrill; she d. June, 1872. He served in the war against the rebellion
in the 4th and 18th N. H. regs. ; a farmer in Woodstock, N. H. They had :

1690 Julia,' b. 1S64.

1691 John,'' b. 1S66; in glove shop in Littleton, N. H. ; n.m.

3692 Martha Ellen,* b. in Thornton, N. H., April 13, 1838; m. ist, in Plymouth,

N. H., April 15, 1874, Drury Fairbanks Cummings, a surveyor in Ply-
mouth, b. Oct. 30, 1802, son of Jonathan and Ruth (George) Cummings ;
he d. 1881 ; 2d, Arthur Merrill, a farmer in Woodstock, N. H. ; no chil.

3693 Horace Livermore,* b. in Thornton, June 6, 1842; m. ist, Dec. 10, 1868,

Ann Oilman, b. in Thornton, Nov., 1842; she d. in Campton, Dec, 1876;
2d, Oct. 4, 1877, Stella L. Baker, b. in Carroll, N. H., Feb. 27, 1858, da. of
Rev. William and Asenath (.Scates) Baker of Campton. He enlisted Aug.
II, 1864, in the 8th N. H. reg. ; was at New Orleans, Natches and Vicks-
burg; discharged Oct. 20, 1865. He was freighting from Plymouth depot
to Campton ; living at Campton, N. H. ; 1885 a farmer in Gorham, N. H. ;
member of the Baptist church. He had, by ist wife :
1694 Lilly May,'' b. in Thornton, Jan. i, 1870; grad. from State Normal school,
and is teaching in Apthorp, N. H.


Hannah Thurston s (J/bj^i-,4 J/^j-^'j^s Stephen,- Datiiel'^), sister of
the preceding, and daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Clifford) Thurs-
ton of Unity, N. H. ; born there Sept. 13, 1774; married, March 19,
1793, Jedediah Philbrick, born Nov. 5, 1767, son of Samuel and
Sarah (Sanborn) Philbrick of Kingston, N. H. He died Aug. 19,
1820 ; she died in Croyden, N. H., Oct. 5, 1850. He was a farmer
in Springfield, N. H., justice of the peace, selectman, and member
■of the Methodist church.


J695 Betsey Eliza (Philbrick), b. Dec. 7,1794; m., April 4, 1814, Moses Bean, a
teamster in Boston; d. Feb. i, 1841 ; she d. in Petersburg, 111., Feb. 12,
1869. They had:

1696 Jedediah Philbrick (Bean), a painter; m., June'5, 1836, Charity B. Grow;

he d. in Boston, Jan. 17, 1857.

1697 Hiram (Bean), a painter; m., Apr. 29, 1845, Louisa M. Grow, and d. in K.

Bridgewater, Mass., Oct. 17, 1865.

1698 John (Bean), a painter; m., in New York city, Aug. 29, 1845, Rachel .\.


1699 Reuel Huntoon (Bean), a farmer; ni., in Boston, Dec. 23, 1847, Mary A.

Plummer; he d. Feb. 12, 1887.

1700 Sylvanus Huntoon (Bean), b. June 29, 1816; went, West and has not

been heard from.


1701 -Moses 'rhurston (Bean), a master mariner; m., in Boston, Dec. ig, 1847,

Elizabeth Webb, and d. in San Francisco, July 19, 1877. They had
several children, b. in San Francisco.

1702 Luther Lorel (Bean), a painter; m., in New York city, Oct. 11, 1848, El-

len A. \'alentine ; he d. in Petersburg, Aug. 15, 18S1.

1703 Rhoda Calista (Bean), b. Feb. 7, 1833; m., .Sept. 12, 1849, i" Boston, Da-

vid P. Heustis, b. Mar. 9, 1828, an engineer in Twing, Erie county, Pa.,

and have : Ellen A. (Heustis), b. July 16, 1850; m., Oct. 20, 1868,

James Morrill; 3 children. Laura E. (Heustis), b. June 6, 1S52; d.

Oct. 23, 1853. Laura J. (Heustis), b. May 24, 1854; m. ist. May 24,

1871, Thomas J. Osborn; he d., and she m. 2d, Dec. 19, 1878, Frank

H. White; one child by each. Ida F. (Heustis), b. Nov. 25, 1856; d.

July 24, 1857. David L. (Heustis), b. Jan. 15, 1859; d. Aug. 7, i860.

Lillian S. (Heustis), b. Aug. 12, 1864.

1704 Samuel (Philbrick), b. July 22, 1796; m., June 24, 1822, Aurelia Clement;

she d. in Bath, N. H., July 4, 1843; '''^ ^^'^^ ^ farmer in Havanna, 111.; d.

Dec. 31, 1873. They were Baptists and had:

1705 Thankful (Philbrick), b. Aug. 17, 1823; m. Charles Buckman, a farmer,

and Baptist, in Petersburg; d. April 4, 1848.

1706 Jedediah (Philbrick), b. Jan. 5, 1826; d.

1707 David (Philbrick), b. Sept. 22, 1828; m. Melvina Roberts; a carpenter in

Havanna ; d.

1708 Horatio (Philbrick), b. Dec. 29, 1S30; a silversmith in Havanna; m. Cyn-

thia Ritter ; four children.

1709 John (Philbrick), b. June 18, 1833; a livery man in Havanna.

1710 George Edwin (Philbrick), b. July 6, 1835; d. in Quincy, 111.

1711 Clement (Philbrick), b. Jan. 23, 1838; m., in Halstead, Kan. ; one child.

1712 Francis Byron (Philbrick), b. Dec. 17, 1840; a farmer in Halstead; m. in

Greenview, 111. ; d., leaving two children.

1713 Dorothy (Philbrick), b. Aug. 10, 1798; d. March, 1800.

1714 Lua (Philbrick), b. Dec. 27, iSoi ; m., 1822, William Oilman, a shoemaker

in Springfield, N. H. ; Baptists; she d., leaving,

1715 Diantha A. (Oilman), m. Alvin Hoyt, a farmer in Springfield, N. H. ;

both died.

1716 Susanna (Oilman), d.

1717 John (Oilman), d. in the army.

1718 Betsey E. (Oilman), m. Joseph Colcord, a farmer in Springfield.

1719 Lucinda (Oilman), m. ; living in Maine.

1720 Franklin (Oilman), adopted by Rev. Taylor; lived at the South.

1721 Anna M'Kenstry (Philbrick), b. Jan. 8, 1806; m., Nov. 23, 1826, Ezra Pills-

bury, a farmer in Springfield, N. H. ; Adventists ; she d. June 14, 1888.

1722 Diah (Philbrick), b. May 23, iSii ; a farmer in Derry, N. H. ; m., March 4,

1834, Sarah Gibson; he d. Oct. 23, 183S. Children:

1723 Florentine (Philbrick), b. Aug. 17, 1835; ^■■' March 4, 1852, Calvin Gold-

thwaite, a confectioner in Nashua, N. H. ; one child.

1724 Dorothy Ann (Philbrick), b. Nov. 23, 1838; m., July 3, 1S57, Geo. E.

Moore, a restaurant keeper in Nashua, N. H. ; Baptists; d. Sept. 19,
1877, leaving Edward S. (Moore), b. Nov. 13, 1859.
1725 Emily Bingham (Philbrick), b. Aug. 10, 1816; m., Aug. 21, 1S41, James
Smith Colby, a farmer and carriage mnfr. in Petersburg, 111.; 18S3 in Bur-
lington Junction, Nodawa Co., Mo.; he d. Jan. 10, 1SS5. Mrs. Colby says
all her children are christians and prohibitionists. Children:

1726 Hannah Abigail (Colby), b. June 7, d. Aug. 25, 1842.

1727 Lauretta Salone (Colby), b. Jan. 10, 1844; m., Nov. 4, 1869, in Wethers-

field, 111., Thomas Campbell Dodds, a farmer in Burlington Junction,
Mo. ; Methodists. They have : Elbert Campbell (Dodds), b. Aug. 27,
1870. Eunice A. (Dodds), b. Oct. 17, 1872; d. Sept. 30, 1875. Mary
Clinton (Dodds), b. May 12, 1875. Emily Philbrick (Dodds), b. Feb.
14, 1877. James Franklin (Dodds), b. June 27, 1S79. Ruth Ellen
(Dodds), b. July 14, 1881.

1728 Lensell Bingham (Colby), b. July 9, 1845; d. Aug. 31, 1846.

1729 James Nassett (Colby), b. Mar. 25, 1848; a carpenter in Omaha, Neb. ;

m., in Kewanee, Mary A. Slocum, a granddaughter of Rev. Mr. Good-
rich, missionary to Sandwich islands. He is a Congregationalist in


Creston, la. They have: Dora Vinnetta (Colhy), b. June 29, 1870.
Esther Bmgham (Colby), b. Mar. 29, 1872; d. (uly 7, 1876. Laura
May (Colby), b. Feb. 26, 1875. Emily Jane (Colby), b. Sept. 8, 1878.
James Dwight (Colby), b. June 16, 1880. Theron W. (Colby), b. Dec.
28, 1882. Mary (Colby). Thomas (Colby).

1730 Benjamin Dorr (Colby), b. Aug. 6,1850; m., in Wethersfield, 111., May

14, 1874, Hortense Palmer; no children; attended Rush Medical Col-
lege, and is practicing physician in Chicago, 111. ; Congregationalists.

1731 Oron Julian (Colby), b. Aug. 21, 1852; m., in Kewanee, Ortilda J. Payne;

she d. May i, 18S7. He is a carpenter in Creston, la. ; Baptists Thev
have: Alice S. (Colby), b. in Loda, 111., March 28, 1876. Estella
(Colby), b. in Kewanee, March 10, 1S7S. Oron 1). (Colby), b. in Orient,
la., June 15, 188 1.


Jonathan Thurston s i^Ezekiel,^ Moses,= Stephen- Daniel '), eldest
son of Ezekiel Thurston of Epping, N. H ; born there May 7, 1761 ;

married, first, Sarah ; she died March, 1784; second, Mary

Ardway, born 1768, died July 5, 1790. He died Nov. 22, 1788, so
recorded in an old Bible, but probably it should be 1798. He was a
seaman in Portland, Me.


1732 Asa,'' b. in Portland, Jan. 24, 1780; d. April 10, 1781.

1733 Sarah,*' b. in Portland, March ii, 1782.
T734 Betsey,*' m. Clark.

1 735-I- Ezekiel,*' b. Oct. 9, 1786; m. Hannah Moulton.

1736 Hannah Ardway," b. Fel). 4, 17S8; m. Thompson.

1737 Elizabeth,*' b. Jan. 20, 1790.


Moses Thurston 5 {Stephen,'^ Moses^^ Stephen,- Daniel "■), son of
Stephen Thurston of Stratham, N. H. ; married Betsey Wiggin of
Stratham. He was a farmer in Wolfboro, N. H. ; died about 1830.


1 7 38+ Isaac,* b. Jan. 28, 1799; m. Maria Dodge.
1739 James,* b. Oct. 16, 1802; d. Feb. 21, \?g-].


Moses Thurston s (Oliver,'^ Moses, = Stephen,- Daniel^), son of
Oliver and Sarah (French) Thurston of Brentwood, N. H. ; born
about 1770; married, Sept. 2, 1793, Sally Moses. He was a hatter
in Exeter, N. H. ; a farmer in Eaton, N. H., about 1808.


1740+Moses,* b. March 5, 1795; m. Phebe Forest.

1 741 Sally* (or Nancy), b. in Exeter; m. Nathaniel Thurston [no. 1,764].

1742-l-Oliver,* b. in E.xeter, Sept. 23, 1800; m. Betsey Ann liarriman.


Oliver Thurston s {Oliver,^ Moses, ^ Stephen,- Daniel'), brother of
the preceding, and son of Oliver and Sarah (French) Thurston of
Brentwood, N. H. ; born there May 10, 1773; married, 1792, An-


.STRESS Cross, born in Exeter, N. H., Nov. 3, 1775. She died Jan. 5,
185 1. He was a farmer in Freedom, N. H. ; died Oct. 3, 1852.


1743 Mary,'' b. iii Exeter, Feb. 5, 1793; "^-j '810, John Kennison, a preacher in the
Free Baptist denomination, residing in Effingham, N. H. She d. March
18,1834; he d. in Parsonsfield, Me., about 1845. They had: Asenath,
Daniel, Ivory, lives in Porter, Me., Isaac, Susan, lives in Porter, Me., Mel-

vina, John, Oliver, Henry, Mary, m. Durgin, and lives in Effingham

Center, N. H., and Elmon (Kennison).

1744+Oliver,'' b. March 5, 1795; m. Amy Forest.

1745 William," b. Sept. 11, 1798; d. in infancy.

1 746-f- William,'' b. May 23, 1799; m. Mittee Thurston [no. 828].

1747 Sally," b. July 17, 180 1 ; d. young.

1748 Martha,** b. in Meredith, N. II., Dec. i, 1S03; "■*•' ^7 ^'^^'- Jonathan Wood-

man, Jan. 12, 1S23, Hale Watson, a farmer and carpenter in Freedom,
where he was also selectman and member of the Free Baptist church, b.
Aug. 12, 1795, ^°^ °f Daniel and Lydia (Hinckley) Watson of Lee, N. H.
They had :

1749 Albert Newell (Watson), b. Sept. 27, 1823; m., March 4, 1849, Eliza-

beth Ann Downes of Freedom ; with his father on the homestead.

1750 Emily Ann (Watson), b. Oct. 2, 1825; m., March 16, 1845, Erastus Ward

of Freedom.

1751 Lydia Ruth (Watson), b. Aug. 8, 1828; m., April 26, 1849, John Davis,

a farmer in Freedom.

1752 Mary Jane (Watson), b. April 14, 1835; m., Dec. 23, 1852, Ara D. Shaw,

a farmer and shoemaker of Hampton, N. H.

1753 Martha Ann (Watson), b. April 28, 1837; m., Oct. 30, 1857, Frederick E.

Bradbury, a farmer and trader in Limerick, Me., and now in Effing-
ham, N. H.

1754 Sarah E. (Watson), b. Nov. 27, 1838; m., Oct. 25, i860, Amos F. An-

drews, a farmer of Freedom.

1755 Ann Sophia (Watson), b. July 29, 1841 ; m., Feb. 16, 1867, Ira A. Clough,

a farmer in Parsonsfield, Me.

1756 Anstress Thurston (Watson), b. Oct. 17, 1844; m., Aug. 28, 1864, Ben-

jamin P. Philbrick, a shoemaker of Freedom.

1757 Nathaniel,** b. March 22, 1S06 ; m., 1830, Martha Spaulding; studied medi-

cine till fitted to practice, when he had a call to preach as a Free Baptist
mmister in Dover, N. H., and in Lowell, Mass. In 1834 he founded the
Free Baptist church, built an edifice costing $20,000, but not being a busi-
ness man, and in undertaking outside matters, embarrassed the society,
which eventually was obliged to vacate the property. He was indicted
and convicted of cheating, but the superior court set aside the verdict, and
the prosecutions ceased. The final decision of those familiar with the
facts was that Mr. Thurston was an honest man, but unacquainted with
business and the ways of the world, and was a greater sufferer financially
and otherwise than any who were associated with him; 1852 went to San
Francisco, Cal., and practiced medicine many years, and d. there; no chil-
dren ; adopted Laura, who m. Parker of Lowell and went to Califor-
nia soon after her adopted father died.

1758 Josiah,'* b. Oct. 30, 1808; d. 1812.

r759 Sally," b. Feb. 17, 1812; m., Nov. 13, 1834, Samuel Stokes, a farmer in Free-
dom, b. March 28, 1810, son of Jeremiah and Polly (Durgin) Stokes of
Northwood, N. H. They adopted a little girl who d. soon after. Child:
1760 Stephen A. Lary (Stokes), m., and lives in Freedom. Three children.

i76i-|-Josiah,« b. June 9, 1814; m. ist, Mary Ann Thurston [no. 1,786] ; 2d, Julia
Ann Roberts Pierce.

1762 Eunice,*"' b. March 9, 1816; d. Sept., 1831.

1763 Isaac,*' b. May 4, 1819; d. 1824.


Reuben Thurston s of Eaton, N. H. (0/wer,* Moses,^ Stephen,''
Daniel "^^ brother of the preceding, and son of Oliver and Sarah


(French) Thurston of Brentwood, N. H. ; born there 1775; married,
1792, Sally Cross, born about 1772 in Exeter, N. H. She died
1835. He was a farmer, and died 1840.

1764-f-Nathaniel,^ b. 1793; ™' Sally (or Nancy) Thurston [no. 1,741].
1765 James," b. 1795; ^- i" the east.
l7664-01iver,6 b. 1797; m. ist, Rebecca Harmon; 2d, Susan Colby; 3d, Susan

1767 Sarah,'' b. March 27, 1701 ; m., Dec. 19, 18 19, Jacob AUard, a farmer, son of

Job and Sarah (Durgin) Allard of Eaton, N. H., b. Dec. 4, 1797; in 1854

moved to Ellison, Warren Co., 111. She d. Sept. 17, 1856; he d. April

1,1878. Had:

1768 Alvah C. (Allard), b. Oct. 21, 1820; d. May 5, 1840.

1769 Job (Allard), b. July 12, 1822; m. Mittee Ann Thurston [no. 3 f6"\; he

d. April 24, 1859.

1770 David (Allard), b. April 6, 1S24; a farmer and blacksmith in Ellison.

1771 Eleanor Jane (Allard), b. Sept. 14, 1826; m., March 22, 1S49, Daniel

Young jr., a farmer in Freedom, N. H.

1772 Jacob (Allard), b. Dec. 28, 1828; d. Feb. 11, 1846.

1773 Martha Ann (Allard), b. Feb. i, 1831 ; m., Oct. 24, 1857, Charles Davis.

1774 Joseph (Allard), b. April 13, 1837 ; lives in Ellison.

1775 Eliza Ann (Allard), b. Jan. i, 1840; m. Bradley Davis; live in California.

1776 Rose Ann (Allard), b. Mar. 15, 1843; "''• Harvey Baldwin ; live in Oregon.

1777 Alvah Cross (Allard), b. Oct. 17, 1845; d. in Ellison, April 22, 1881.

1778 Martha,^ b. iSoi ; m. William Palmer of Eaton Center, N. H.

1779 Joseph,*' b. 1803; m. Adeline Simonds; lived in Lowell, Mass. ; had two or

more sons; d. in Eaton about 1845.
i78o+Henry,6 b. 1805; m. Drusilla E. Wedgwood.
1781-t-Elias Cushman,'' b. 1807; m. Eliza Brown.

1782-l-Reuben Leavitt,'' b. 1809; m. ist, Lydia Welch ; 2d, Mary Phillips.
Three children died in infancy.


William Thurston s of Eaton, N. H. {^Oliver, '^ Moses, '!> Stephen,^
Daniel^'), brother of the preceding, and son of OUver and Sarah
(French) Thurston of Brentwood, N. H. ; born there Oct. 19, 1777;
married, in Exeter, N. H., 1806, Mary Robinson, born at Hampton
Falls, N. H., March 31, 1775. She died Aug. 7, 1843. He was a
farmer and deacon in the Free Baptist church ; died May 19, 1867.


1783 Abigail,^ b. May 22, 1810; m., March 22, 1849, Henry Blaisdell. He had five
children by a former marriage, but none by this. He is a teacher and Free
Baptist preacher at Tamworth Iron Works, N. H. ; was ordained by the
Methodists in Jefferson City, Mo., in 1842.

1 7844- William Robinson,'' b. April 5, 1812; m. Elizabeth W. Snell.

1785-l-Daniel,'' b. July 21, 1814; m. Mary Ann Alley.

1786 Mary Ann,'' b. May 15, 1816; m. Josiah Thurston [no. 1,761].


John Thurston s {Oliver,'' Moses^^ Stephen,^ Daniel^), brother of
the preceding, and son of Oliver and Sarah (French) Thurston of
Brentwood, N. H. ; born there July 5, 1782 ; married, July 5, 1807,
Alice S. Hutchins, b. April 5, 1787, daughter of Solomon and
Hannah (Lewis) Hutchins of Wakefield, N. H. He died in Kendus-
keag, Me., March 28, 1869 ; she died in Hartland, Me., Sept. 9, 1873.


Mr. Thurston was a farmer, cooper and clothier in Wakefield and
Freedom, N. H. ; a farmer only in Harmony and Kenduskeag, Me.
In the fall of 1825 his house and barn were burnt, losing all his hay,
grain, and household effects except one bed. He soon recovered
himself, rebuilt, and maintained his family in a respectable manner.


1787 + Solomon Hutchins,'' b. in Wakefield, Sept. 10, 1808; m. Jennie Wiggin, nee


1788 John Lewis," b. in Freedom, Sept. to, 1810; d. Sept. 24, 181 1.

1789 Hannah Lewis,** b. July 6, 1812; m., June 5, 1855, Joseph Gray, a farmer in

Harmony. She was a member of the Christian church, and d. Nov. ly,

1870 ; no children.
1790+John Langdon Roberts,'* b. July 16, 1814; m. Louisa Hutchins.
1791-i-Asa Lewis,'' !). .Sept. 25, 1S16; m. Julia .^.nn Corson.
1792-l-Joseph Hutchins.'* b. Sept. 17, 181S; m. Mary Jane Crosby.
1793-f-Alvah Wiggin," b. Oct. 24, 1820; m. Frances Ann Libbey.

1794 Sarah French,'' b. in Harmony, Aug. 19, 1822; m., Dec. 25, 1842, Isaac H.

Libby, a farmer in Benton ; d. ; she is now, 1S90, living in Merle, Cal. ; 3 child.

1795 Nancy Ann," b. March 12, 1S25; m. ist, Nov., 1857, Rev. William Smith, b.

June 12, 1813, son of Isaac .Smith of Harmony; a minister of the Free
Baptist church and farmer, d. Sept. 30, 1S70; 2d, June, 1875, Robert Lud-
wig, a farmer in Palmyra, Me.; he d. .Sept. 24, 18S1. She was a member
of the Christian church. Her children, by ist husband, b. in Harmony :

1796 .\lire Emma (Smith), b. Sept. 9, 1858; m., Feb. 10, 1886, Stephen \V.

McLaughlin, a grocer in Portland, Me.

1797 Flora Anna (.Smith), b. Feb. re;, i860; she and her sister, Alice Emma,

grad. with honors from Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, June 19,
1879; ^^-^ ^'^^- -7' J^'^5' Fred H. Smith, a jeweler in Waltham, Mass.
One child: Clarice Vera, b. March 23, 18SS.

1798 Estelle Eugenia (.Smith), b. Aug. 24, 1863 ; graduated from Maine Cen-

tral Institute, Pittsfield, June 21, 1883; is a compositor in Portland.

1799 Anson Eugene (Smith), b. in Palmyra, Sept. 6, 1S69, where he is a farmer.
1800 Eugene True,** b. Apr. 26, 1827 ; m., in Ellsworth, Me., Sept. 24, 1S61, Zarissa

Annie Morse, b. Feb. 6, 1841, da. of John Thistle and Emily (Hammond)
Morse of Surry, Me. .She d. Apr. 11, 1886. He is a teacher, residing m
Oakland, Cal. They have :
1801 Eugene True,'' b. April 24, 1873.
1802 Mary Herrick," I3. April 28, 1830; m., ©ct. 9, 1851, Thomas Jefferson Far-
rar, b. Aug. 25, 181 1 ; he is a blacksmith in Harmony, Me. She has in her
possession a wallet carried thro the revolutionary war by Oliver Thurston
[no. 204], grandfather of the above-named lady. It contains 16 receipts,
the dates of which range from .Sept. 12, 1769, to Nov. 7, 180S. They are
all in a good state of preservation, and can be easily read. It also contains
four pieces of continental paper money, viz. : four shillings and sixpence,
three shillings, one-third of a dollar and one sixpence. There is also an
order from Josiah Thurston to Oliver Thurston to receive the pay of his
brother, Benjamin Thurston, who d. in the army, and who, as the docu-
ment reads, belonged to Capt. Owen's company, in. Col. Church's reg., and

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