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bears the date of Jan. 26, 1776 [no. 206]. Children, b. in Harmony:

1803 Grace Greenwood (Farrar), b. Sept. 22,1852; m., June i, 1870, Smith

Alonzo Symonds, a retired merchant and soldier in Dexter, Me.

1804 Alexis Walter (Farrar), b. Jan. 5, 1854; a blacksmith in Monson, Me;

'm., May 30, 1874, Etta Thombs. They have: Harry Algernon (Far-
rar), b. in Harmony, Nov. 5, 1S76; Ernest Walter (Farrar), b. do., Nov.
I, 187S; Arthur Leroy (Farrar), b. in St. Albans, Me., April 17, 1882;
Erold Robert (Farrar), b. in Monson, Dec. 9, 1887; Lauriston Alverdo
(P'arrar), b. do., Oct. 19, 1890.

1805 Lauriston Everett (Farrar), b. March 2, 1861 ; d. Oct. 13, 1862.
i8o6 listelle Etta (F'arrar), b. Nov. 23, 1862; a compositor.

1807 Alice Eugenia (Farrar), b. July 3, 1865; m., Feb. 22, 1887. Elwood Mon-
rose Cole, a machinist in Dexter, Me.



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1808 Listou Alverdo (Farrar), b. March 24, 1868 ; d. March 9, 1885.
1809 Hattie Newell/^ b. April 17,1832; m. ist, May 22, 1858, George Libbey, a
cooper, merchant, and member of the Christian church, b. in Wellington,
Me., Mar. 23, 1831, d. July 10, 1864; 2d, Aug. 15, 1867, Benjamin Randall
Huff, b. July 19, 1818, d. in Hartland, Me., Jan. 12, 1878; she d. Nov.,
1886, having had :
iSio John Samuel (Libbey), b. in Wellington, Me., Aug. 28, 1859; a farmer in
Harmony, Me. ; m., July 26, 1884, Sibleon Mary Rus.sell of Harmony.
They have : John Samuel (Libbey), b. in St. Alban.s, Me., July 3, 1885 ;
InLs Maud (Libbey), b. in Harmony, Dec. 21, 1887.

181 1 Eleanor (Libbey), b. in Wellington, Me., Sept. 23, 1S61 ; m., April 9, i88o,

Joseph Frederick Tibbetts, a carpenter in Wellington. They have:
Lela Bell (Tibbetts), b. in Harmony, Oct. 6, 1890.

1812 George Everett (Huff), b. in Hartland, Nov, 16, 1868; a farmer in Merle,

Cal.

666

John Thuk.ston s (^yohn,'' JoJm? Stephen,- Daniel'-), eldest son of
John and Elsie (Leavitt) Thurston of Stratham, N. H. ; born there
1780; married, first, Hannah Mason; she died December, 1820,
Second, 1822, Jane Smith of Stratham. where he was a farmer;
he (^ied May 23, 1825.

Children.

1813 George,'' b. 1S14; n.m. ; d., aged about 22.

1814 Nancy Mason,'' b. May 11, 1816; m., March 26, 1840, George Washington

Home, a brick mnfr. in Dover, N. H. They had :

1815 Gustavus Henry (Home), b. Jan. 29, 1841 ; was cashier of a bank; d.

Nov. 23, 1873.

1816 Georgiana Emma (Home), b. Nov. 8, 1843; d. Oct. 2r, 1872.

1817 Charles William (Home), b. Nov. 7, 1845; ^- March 15, 1850.

1818 Fanny Sarah (Home), b. Nov. 2, 1847; d. Jan. 13, 1869.

1819 Charles Albert (Home), b. Jan. 2, 1850; d. Aug. 20, 1851.

1820 George Allen (Home), b. Feb. 15, 1852; d. Sept. 13, 1869.

1821 John Edwin (Home), b. June 29, 1855; d. April 20, 185S.

1822 Susan Alice (Home), b. Nov. 30, 1861.

1823 William,*' b. 1S19; n.m.; d. in Salem, Mass., May 23, 1852.

1824 Hannah Jane,'' b. 1823; m., Oct. 14, 1844, John Lambert 0/ Kittery, Me., b.

Aug. 2, 1S25, son of Isaac and (Barrell) Lambert of Scituate, Mass.

He is a mason, entered the ist Me. reg. in the war against the rebellion,
and was stationed at Fort M'Clary, Kittery point. After this he entered
the naval service on the Kearsarge, Capt. Charles Pickering. They had:

1825 John Henry (Lambert), b. July 7, 1847; enlisted in 2d N. H. reg., after

joined the 22d Me. reg. under command of Col. Mark F. Wentworth
of Kittery, which was consolidated with the 31st Me., and served to
end of the war; d. Oct. 22, 1884.

1826 Georgianna Brackett (Lambert), b. March 14, 1849.

1827 Richard Roberts (Lambert), b. Feb. 13, 1851 ; d. Jan. 24, 1863.

1828 Charles Frank (Lambert), b. July i, 1854; d. Apr. 19, 1867.

1829 George An.slem (Lambert), b. Oct. 17, 1856; a barber.

1830 Herbert Sumner (Lambert), b. Nov. 26, 1858; a farmer.

1831 Isaac Henry (Lambert), b. Jan. 19, i860; a blacksmith in Kittery; m.

1832 Louis Miller (Lambert), b. Oct. 7, 1862; d. March 13, 1880.
1833 Nathaniel,'' b. 1825; d. in infancy.

678

Nathaniel Thurston s i^John,'' John,^ Stephen,- Daniel'-), brother
of the preceding, and son of John and Elsie (Leavitt) Thurston of
Stratham, N. H. ; married Hannah Dutch. He was a stone worker,
killed by blasting rocks in Newmarket, N. H., 1820.



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Children.

1 834-I- Andrew Leavitt,^ b. Nov. 18, 1815; m. Anna FLsher.

1835 Clarissa D.,^ m. Marsh of Exeter, N. H,.

680

Samuel Thurston s i^Pau/,'* John,^ Stephen,- Daniel'^), son of Paul
and Margaret Thurston of Pelham, Mass. ; born there ; married Sib-

HELAH : He became deranged, wandered from his home in

Hardwick, Mass., and died, but was not found till April 8, 1807..
His widow married, Sept. 26, 181 1, Capt. Samuel Dexter. She
died in New Braintree, Mass., July 13, 1849, 3^ged 100 years, as in-
scribed on her gravestone in Hardwick.

Children.

1836 Sally," b. about 1772; m., Oct. 17, 1788, Abner Weston; shed. March 13,.

1836, aged 63. He removed to P5arre, Mass., and probal^ly d. before 1814.
They had :

1837 .Samuel (Weston), b. 1789; a shoemaker and musician in Hardwick; d..

Aug. 20, 1838.

1838 John Wheeler (Weston), bap. July 2, 1799 ; resided in Barre, Mass.
1839 Lettice,^ b. about 1775; '^•' Nov. 6, 1798, Stephen Gorham; she d. April 22,

1831, aged 55. He was the son of Stephen and Sarah (Freeman) Gorham,.
d. Jan. 7, 1825, aged 62. They had :

1840 Hiram (Gorham), b. Aug. 30, 1799; m., Nov. 26, 1S29, Mary M., da. of

-Sylvanus Taylor. He d. in Worcester, Mass., April 15, 1880.

1841 Lewis (Gorham), b. March 15, 1801 ; d. in Springfield, Jan. 26, 1868.

1842 Sally Weston (Gorham), b. April 20, 1803; m., Nov. 28, 1S37, as his 3d"

wife, Beals Thomas, b. June 29, 1781, a farmer in Hardwick j he d..
Dec, 1857.

1843 Lucinda (Gorham), b. March 15, 1S05.

1844 Chester Field (Gorham), b. March 16, 1S07.

1845 Joseph Warren (Gorham), b. Mar. 21, 1809; d. in Springfield, July 18, 1S55.-

1846 William Osman (Gorham), b. Oct. 10, 181 1 ; d. June 29, 1812.

1847 William Osman (Gorham), b. Sept. 19, 1814; d. in Athol, Nov. 7, 1869.

1848 A child, d. Jan. 27, 1S17, aged three clays.

1S49 Elbridge (Gorham), b. April 8, 1818; d. in Worcester, Nov. 19, 1858.

1850 Deborah," b. about 1778; m., pub. April 3, 1797, as 2d wife, Col. Micah'

Reed,* b. Sept. 28, 1746, a tavern-keeper and colonel of cavalry in Hard-
wick ; he d. Aug. 3, 1825; she d. June 30, 1828; no children.

1851 Paul,6 b. Aug. 6, r78i ; d. Feb. 17, 1786.

1852 Samuel," b. Jan. 11, 1784; d. Feb. 17, 1786.

682

Thomas Thurston s (^Paul,'> John,^ Stephen,- Daniel'^), son of Paul'
and Margaret Thurston, said to be of Litchfield, Ct. ; married Eliza-
beth Larmon of Ware, Mass. He was a tax-payer in Belchertown,
now Pelham, Mass., in 1769; served six months in the war of the
revolution, held town offices, died 1797 ; she died 1821.

Children.

1853 Mary," m. Elias Shaw of Belchertown. They had: Betsey (Shaw) ; Han-

nah Mary (Shaw), d. young; Elias (Shaw); Susan (Shaw); Leonard
(Shaw), accidentally hung himself in Granby, Mass.; Esther (Shaw).

* William 1 and Mabel (Kendall) Reed of Wobuni, Mass.; George 2 and Elizabeth (Jeiini-
sou) Reed of Wobuni; Williams and Abigail (Kendall) Reed of Lexington, Mass.; William*
and Sarah (Poulter) Reed of Lexington; Dea. Sanuiel" and Eunice (Stone) Reed of Burling-
ton, Mass. ; Micah " Reed as above, married Deborali Thurston.



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1854-}- Paul,^ m. Mary Moody.

1855 Betsey 6 (or Elizabeth), b. Feb. 27, 1779; m., May 19, 1803, Caleb Tillson * b.
in Greenwich, now Enfield, Mass., July 27, 1780. One of her sons says : —
" She was a woman of uncommon industry, dignity, integrity and sensibil-
ity, a hater of all shams and untruths ; I believe she never uttered an un-
truth knowingly." She d. Aug. 23, 1861, aged 82 y. 5 m. 23 d. Caleb
Tillson was a farmer in Enfield, Mass., an honest, industrious man, did not
use intoxicating liquors or tobacco in any of their forms. He d. Feb. 6,
1846, aged 65 y. 6 m. 10 d. They lived on the old Tillson homestead and
were both members of the Congregational church. Children:

1856 Mary (Tillson), b. April 27, 1804; m., about 1852 or 1853, Robert New-

berry, a farmer in Enfield; d. April 20, 1853; no children.

1857 Stephen (Tillson), b. May 20, 1806; d. April 23, 1808.

1858 Elizabeth (Tillson), b. Aug. i, 1808; m., Oct. 8, 1S29, James Colwell Mel-

len, a stone mason of Prescott, Mass., b. July 12, 1807, son of Jona-
than Mellen; she d. Nov. 6, 1886. Children: (i) Caroline Elizabeth
(Mellen), b. in Enfield, Mass., June 10, 1830; d. at Redding Ridge, Ct.,
May 7, 1870. (2) Zebina Tillson (Mellen), b. in Prescott, March 6,
1832; a stone mason; m., May 11, 1S56, Sarah C. Burr, b. May 5, 1835,
da. of Walter and Eunice (Bradley) Burr. He d. Jan. 25, 1S73. They
had, b. at Redding Ridge: Ella T.^ b. Nov. 16, 1857, Charles B., b. Feb.
16, 1859, Emma C, b. Aug. 6, i860, Jennie, b. March 31, 1865, Franklin
C, b. June 10, 1S69, and John Z. (Mellen), b. Sept. 21, 1872. (3) Al-
mira Jane (Mellen), b. in Prescott, Feb. 9, 1834; m., June 3, 1856, Peter
P. Keeler. She d. April 24,1870. They had, b. at Redding Ridge :
Oscar Hibbard, b. Dec. i, 1S57, Jessie Almira, b. April 8, 1862, and
Mary Elizabeth (Keeler), b. Nov. 27, 1864. (4) James Collister (Mel-
len), b. in Weston, Ct., Feb. 24, 1847; a stone mason; m., about 1869,

*The Tilson Family.

I. Edmond Tilson, the records of Plymouth, Mass., show, was there 1638, d. 1660. Chil-
dren: Mary, Epheaim, Elizabeth, Joan, John

II. ^PHRAIM TiLSON, Tu., July 8, 1666, Elizabeth Hoskins of Plymouth, and resided in
that part which was set off as Ply mpton, Mass.; he d. Oct. 1, 1716. Children: Edmund,
Lydia, Ephraim, John.

III. Edmund Tilson, m. 1st, Jan. 28, 1691, Tlizabeth Waterman of Plymouth, Mass. ; •2d,
Dec. 25, 1706, Hannah Orcutt; she d. Sept. 22, 171.5: 3d, Deborah Caswell' of Taunton, Mass.
He had John, b. 1692; Edmund, b. 1694; Joanna, b. 1696; Mary, b. 1698; Elizabeth, b. 1700;
Ruth, b. 1705; Samuel, b. 1712; James, b. 1714; Stephen, b. 1717; Hannah, b. 1720.

IV. Stephen Tilson of Plymouth, Mass., m., Nov. 13, 1740, Jane Murdock of Plymouth,
Mass., da. of John, son of Johii Murdock, merchant in Plymouth and native of Scotland.
He had William, b. March 5, 1741, m. Mary Ransom, settled in Smyth Co., Va., about 1765,
and d. there; John, b. Dec. 31, 1742 (the great-iii-andfather of M. V. Tillson of Bryantville,
Mass., who is compiling the genealogy of the Tillsous), m. Ruth Barrows, and settled in
Carver, Mass. ; Stkppen, b. Aug. 30r'l747; Ichabod, b. Apr. 25, 1750, m. Azuba Thomas;
two of his sons were furnace men in Franconia, N. H., iron works, 1810; Janet, b Feb. 10,
1753.

V. Stephen Tillson, b. in Plvmpton, now Carver, Aug. 30, 1747; m. Hopestill Shaw, b.
in Middleboro, Mass., May 25, 1744, da. of Moses and Mary (Darling) Sliaw of Pembroke,
Mass ; Moses Shaw was son of Bensoni Shaw of Carver. Stephen Tillson was a furnace
man, working most of the time at his trade in Stafford, Ct., while his family lived upon a
farm in Enfield, Mass., after the birth of their second child. She d. May 3 and he May 6,
1814. He was esteemed for his rare honesty and temperate habits: never belonged to any
church. Mrs. Tillson was a woman of great energy and executive ability. It is said she man-
aged the farm, in her husband's absence, with more energy and economy than most men.
Children, all but the two first, b. in Enfield: Elizabeth, b. in Plympton, Nov. 2, 1769, at 1
o'clock A.M.; m., 1784, Isaac Cireen of Greenwich, Mass.; settled in Middleflekl, Otsego Co.,
N. Y., and had a family. Jonah, b. in Plvmpton, Aug. 10, 1771, at 11 o'clcck a,m.; went to
Richfield, Otsego Co., N. Y.. cleared up a farm; m., about 18C3, Ruth Lammon, and had a
family. Stephen, b. Oct, 15, 1773, at 11 o'clock a.m.; went to Richfield, cleared a farm; m.
Azuba Noves of Richfield, and had a family. Cephas, b. Dec. 15, 1775, at 6 o'clock a.m.;
went to Butternuts, now Morris, Otsego Co., N. \'., and settled on a farm; m. Betsey Con-
verse of Stafford, Ct.. and had a family. Moses, b. July 6, 1778, at 4 o'clock a.m. ; went to
Butternuts, settled on a farm; m. INIary Young of Richfield, formerly from Rhode Island.
Caleb, b. July 27, 1780, at one o'clock a.m. George, b. Nov. 25, 1782, .at 12 M.; was a furnace
man and mnfr. of hollow ware patterns; worked in Stafford and other places; m. INliss Barker
from Maine; settled at Long Point, Canada West; in a short time moved to Dereham, Oxford
Co., Canada, where he founded a prosperous village called Tillsonburg; had a family. Han-
nah, b. March 20, 1785, at 7 o'clock, P.M.; m. Joseph Ruggles, a farmer; went to I'eru, Huron
Co., O., where they had a family. Thomas, b. Feb. 11, 1788, at midnight; m. Patty Bartlett
of Enfield; lived awhile upon a farm owned by his father as a second farm, in Enfield, then
went to Peru, O. ; had a family.

VI. Caleb Tillson, b. July 27, 1780; in. Betsey Thurston, as above.



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Emeline Whiteliead of Redding. They live in South Hadley, Mass.,
and have Nettie Theresa, Archie Colister, and Minnie Caroline (Mellen).
(5) Daniel Webster (Mellen), b. at Redding Ridge, April 15, 1851 ; a
mason in Springfield, Mass. ; m., at New Haven, Ct., Nov. 4, 1875,
Sarah Emma Josephine Stebbins, b. May 30, 1853, da. of Franklin Steb-
bins. They have Franklin Stebbins (Mellen), b. Jan. 8, 1878.

181^9 Caleb (Tillson), b. April 29, 1810; m., April 29, 1S46, Esther Dean Stone,
b. in Enfield, Sept. 6, 1805. He was a farmer in Enfield; d. June i,
1882; shed. June 3, 1883. They had: Elzina Elizabeth (Tillson), b.
Dec. 31, 1849; m., about 1S64, Oscar Fitzgerald Winslow; they live in
Enfield. Children: Frederic Eugene, b. July 22, 1867, Rose B., b.
Jan. II, 1870, and Berty (Winslow), b. Jan. 13, d. July 25, 1872.

i86o Elmira (Tillson), b. April it, 1812; n.m. ; d. of brain fever, Oct. 23, 1836,
in Iladley, Mass., where she was a student in the Hopkins academy ;
was buried in Enfield.

1861 Thomas Thurston (Tillson), b. May 10, 1S14; m.. Mar. 11, 1S41, Sarah Bal-
alard, b. Feb., 1814, da. of Chester and Anna Ballard of New York, and
moved to Bureau Co., 111., 1837. He was a house carpenter near Prince-
ton, 111., spring of 1869 moved to Ogden, la. They have, all b. in Bu-
reau Co. : (i) William B. (Tillson), b. Dec. 30, 1841 ; n.m.; a farmer
with his parents; (2) Warner S. (Tillson), b. May 12, 1843; a carpenter
in Turner, Neb., m., Oct. 7, 1866, Lucinda Hiskaddon, b. Oct. 4, 1843,
and have Sarah E. (Tillson), b. Feb. 27, 1868; (3) Rosamond M. (Till-
son), b. Nov. 22, 1845; "^■' Nov. 28, 1866, Alfred Morgan, b. in England,
Oct 7, 1S43, a farmer in Bureau Co.; since 1874 near Ogden, la., and
have William L. (Morgan), b. Sept. 9, 186S ; Alfred A. (Morgan), b.
June 20, 1872; Chester C. (Morgan), b. Nov. 15, 1875; Amy L. (Mor-
gan), b. Aug. 9, 1883; Jessie B. (Morgan), b. Sept. 9, 1886. (4) Lewis
A. (Tillson), b. Nov. 20, 1848; d. March 17, 1864, while serving in the
war against the rebellion.

S862 Zebina (Tillson), b. May 28, 1816; m., 1S40, Mercy Edwards ; lived a few
years in Ware village, Mass., and a short time on the old homestjead in
Enfield, and then removed to Shutesbury, Mass., bought a small farm,
and has lived there since, working a considerable part of his time in
neighboring towns at carpenter and joiner work. Tliey are members of
the Congregational church. Children: (i) George William (Tillson),
b. Nov. 7, 1S40; m. Lucy Cooly of North Hadley; a farmer in Pelham,
Mass. They have : George Dwight, Henry Edwards, Benager English,
Eva Adelia and Mary Lena (Tillson), b. in Shutesbury, Mass., Jan. 27,
1882. (2) Nellie Elizabeth (Tillson), b. April 25,1842; m. Nathaniel
Belcher, a lecturer residing in Shutesbury, Mass. They have Carrie
Edith (Belcher). (3) Susan Almira (Tillson), b. in Ware, Mass., Aug.
6, 1843; "''•' J"^y - ' 1862, Lysander Chaffin of Hatfield, b. in Worces-
ter, Mass., Feb. 3, 1841 ; a stone mason in Sunlight, Neb. They have:
Sarah Emma (Chaffin), b. in Hatfield, Oct. 2, 1866; m., March 9, 1886,
Alexander J. Smith, b. in Oneida Co., N. Y., Oct. 6, 1857, reside in Tip-
ton Precinct, Elmwood, Neb., son of John [b. 18 18] and Sarah (Mad-
dock, b. 182 1 ) Smith of Chester, Eng., and have Alexander (Smith),
b. in Tipton, Jan. 21, 1887; Arthur L. (Chaffin), b. in Hatfield; Nov.
20. 1868; Laura M. (Chaffin), b. do., Sept. 9, 1870, d. March 22, 1S73;
Rosa M. (Chaffin), b. do., July 26, 1S74 ; Edgar (Chaffin), b. do.. May
28,1876; Lorin (Chaffin), b. in Northampton, Mass., Feb. i,, 1879; Al-
bert (Chaffin), b. in Tipton Precinct, Neb., Oct. 28, 1881, d. Sept. 25,
1883; Ella (Chaffin), b. do., Feb. 19, 1887. (4) Mary (Tillson), b. Mar.
17, 1845; m. George Wheeler of Boston; no children; he d. ; she d.
Jan. 16, 1883. (5) Hattie Maria (Tillson), b. in Enfield, Oct. 8, 1846;
m., Aug. 24, 1879, Charles Sanford Stetson, a farmer in Orange, Mass.
They have Carl Sanford (Stetson), b. June 7, 1880. (6) Henry David
(Tillson), b. Oct. 11, 1S4S; a farmer in Amherst, Mass.; m. Nellie Boy-
der. They have Albert Henry, Charles Sanford, Homer Lewis, John
David and Nellie Alice (Tillson), twins, b. Nov., 1882, d. Feb. 14, 1883.
{7) Sarah Emma (Tillson), b. in Shutesbury, Mass., Oct. 11, 1853; m.,
July 7, 1873, Rev. Charles Louis Woodworth [page 30]. (8) Adelia
(Tillson), b. April 3, 1859; n.m.; d. Oct. 20, 1880.



POSTERITY OK DANIEL THURSTON. I3I

1863 James (Tillson), b. Nov. 17, iSiS; m., Nov., 1840, Ruth Elzina Stebbin.s,

b. in Alexander, N. Y., Feb. 29, 1S12, da. of Uan and Sally Stebbins of
North Chester, Mass. Mr. Tillson learned the machinist trade in Staf-
ford, Ct., Apr. 13, 1836 — Apr. 13, 1839. He lived the si.x years follow-
ing in Chicopee Falls village, Cabotville, and Lowell, Mass., Nashua
and Manchester, N. H., Athol and Worcester, Mass. From Worcester
he removed to Elmira, N. Y., where he resides 1891 ; she d. Jan.
31, 1890. He has always been actively interested in every project that
would more thoroughly educate and elevate the people, believing if the
whole people were highly educated the public interests would be pro-
moted thro a more moral, intelligent and happy people, that it would
be safe to trust with all matters of human concern. The only public
offices he has held are those of school trustee and commissioner of the
city board of education, serving in each position several years ; was the
first to make a successful move for organizing the free graded schools
of Elmira with its free academy, which is the pride of the city. Chil-
dren : James Lafayette (Tillson), b. in Manchester, July 29, 1842 ; d. in
Elmira, Dec. 28, 1S56. Caroline Elizabeth (Tillson), b. in Athol, Oct.
18, 1843; m. April 4, 186S, and had Charlie Lafayette , b. March

5, i86g. This was an unfortunate union, and they separated after living
together about a year. She is a school teacher. Adelaide Elzina (Till-
son), b. in Elmira, Oct. 8, 1845; ™-' I^ec. 30, 1889, George W. Ingham,
a physician in Elmira, N. Y. Malinda Rocena (Tillson), b. in Elmira,
Feb. 28, 1848; m., April 4, 1868, Francis Marion Weaver,!), in Erin
Center, N. Y., June 10, 1843; ^^"''•^ ^ lumljer dealer and farmer in Men-
ton, Mich. ; members of the Methodist church, and he is one of the
stewards; has been justice of the peace and sheriff of We.xford Co.;
is now a grocer and provision dealer and postmaster. They have Jay
Tillson (Weaver), b. July 25, 1879, d. June 25, 1880; James Tillson
(Weaver), b. Aug. 10, 18S3, d. Jan. 10, 1884. Imogene (Tillson),
b. in Elmira, Nov. 18, 1854; d. Feb. 24, 1863. John Charles Fremont
(Tillson), b. in Elmira, May 26, 1856; graduated at the Elmira free
academy in 1874, and at the United States military academy at West
Point, June 13, 1878, with the honor of a high standing in his class;
1879, isf^ lieut. in the 5th reg. of infantry, tj. S. army, located with
Gen. Miles at Fort Keogh, Montana ter. ; m., in Frankfort, Ky., Sept.

6, 1 88 1, Addie Meek, da. of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Ellen Meek.
They now reside at Fort Bliss. Elpaso, Te.xas, and have Mary Elzina
(Tillson), b. July 20, 18S2; John (Tillson), b. P^eb. 10, 1S86; both born
in Fort Keogh.

1864 Susan Maria (Tillson), b. March 15, 1821 ; m., Dec. 21, 1850, William

Newberry ; he is dead, and his widow lives on the old homestead in
Enfield. They had George William (Newberry), b. April i, 1852 ; m.,
Oct. 28, 1875, Lizzie M. Davis of Northfield, Mass., and have George
Warren (Newberry), b. Sept. 7, 1876.

1865 George Sumner (Tillson), b. March 18, 1823; n.m. ; d. Feb. 3, 1867. He

lived in Princeton, Bureau Co., 111., from 1837 to 1846; worked at dig-
ging wells, farming, and sometimes at carpenter work. In the early
spring of 1847 lie went on a whaling voyage for a little more than two
years ; during the voyage he was taken with the rheumatism, which
produced a curvature of the spine, and he was a great sufferer the rest
of his days. He united with the Congregational church, and d. firm in
the faith of that organization, at the old Tillson homestead, the home
of his sister Susan, who tenderly nursed him during his last illness.^

1866 Thomas,^ m.; d. in Wiscasset, Me., about 1810-15. They had Betsey," Jo-
seph,'' fell overboard and drowned at sea, James. ^

1867+James,^ b. Feb. 8, 1787; m. ist, Susanna Thayer; 2d, Maria Gleason.

186S Margaret,^ m. Lane. Susanna,* n.m.

683

Samuel Thurston s {Samuel,'^ Robert-^ Stephen,^ Daniel'), eldest
son of Samuel and Mary Thurston of Exeter, N. H. ; married Ei.iz-



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