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tia by Gov. Lincoln 1S33; was ensign in the war against the rebellion in

*See p. 7G for Dea. John, father of" Susan Thurston, where it should have been stated that
on the alarm, April 19, 1775, when eighteen years of age, John Thurston marched fr¬їm Fitch-
burg to Cambridge with Capt. Ebenezer Bridge's company, in Col. John Whitcomb's regi-
ment of minute-men. See Lexington Alarm Rolls, vol. vii. p. 240.


25th Mass. reg. 23 months, serving on detailed duty; dis. for disability
Sept. 16, 1863; Jan., 1S64, appointed by Gen. B. F. Butler supt. of negro
affairs in Elizabeth City, Va. ; May 19, 1864, appointed special treasury
agent for the purchase of cotton without the military lines till May i,
1865; was justice of the peace for Worcester Co.; agent of the board
of health ; vice-pres. of Old Folks' Singing Asso. while his uncle was pres.,
and after he d. was director ; held various other offices of responsibility.
They had :

2583 Hattie Uowne (Upton), b. in Fitchburg, Feb. 26, 1838.

2584 Charles Emerson (Upton), b. in Cleveland, O., Aug. 14, 1843; ist lieut.

25th Mass. reg. ; killed in battle near Petersburg, Va., May 9, 1864,
while acting as captain.

2585 Mary Emma (Upton), b. in Maumee City, O., Sept. 20, 1845; m., Jan. 21,

1874, Harvard Brooks Pitts, b. in Charlestown, Mass., Jan. 3, 1S51.

2586 Edwin (Upton), b. Dec. 9, 1S15; m., Nov. 10, 1842, Louisa Maria Farwell,

and had one son, who d. in infancy. Adopted a niece, Emily Jane Far-
well, who m. Geo. F. Fay, Esq., of Fitchburg, Mass., and d. leaving two
children, Lucy and Alice. Was engaged in lumbering, farming and build-
ing ; was connected with the volunteer militia from 1836 to 1 861, passing
thro all grades of the service to colonel. In 1 86 1, by request of Gov.
Andrew, he raised the 25th Mass. vols., of which he was commissioned
colonel. The reg. participated in Burnside's North Carolina expadition,
aiMl Col. Upton commanded the reg. at the battles at Roanoke Island and
IS^wberne. Oct. 28, 1862, on account of impaired health, he resigned.
Subsequently he was connected with the custom-house, Boston, keeper of
the Fitchburg jail, director of Rollstone bank, and held other positions of
honor and trust. During his connection with the jail he lost his eyesight
by a premature discharge while blasting rocks. He was a member of the
Rollstone Cong, church, and a generous supporter of its work. Mrs. Up-
ton d. Aug. 6, 1SS2, and Col. Upton m. Lucy B. Putnam March 29, 1883.
He d. at his home in Fitchburg, May 10, 1890.

2587 John (Upton), b. Dec. 29, 1S17; m., April 5, 1848, Louise C.Willis. He

was a dry goods merchant in Fitchburg 14 years, and has since been ins.
agent, col. of internal revenue and dep. col. of taxes in Fitchburg ; a man
of the highest integrity and honor, and esteemed by all his fellow citi-
zens. They have :
2588 Frederick Willis (Upton), d. Oct. 7, 1S70.

25S9 Amy Louise (Upton), m., Oct. 23, 1879, Herbert Ingalls Wallace; vice-
pres. of street railroad company of Fitchburg. Children : Frederick
(Wallace), b. Aug. 14, 1880. Rodney (Wallace), b. Dec. 24, 1882.
Sophia Ingalls (Wallace) (twin), b. May 3, 1SS5. Amy Louise (Wal-
lace) (twin), b. May 3, d. Aug. 13, 1885. Robert (Wallace), b. Sept.
28, 1888.

2590 Abigail Susan (Upton), b. July 20, 1S19; m. James Porter Putnam, and had

Ann Maria, Thomas Farrington, Daniel Cowdin, James Edward, Frederic
Adams, Charles Benjamin, Frank Porter, Walter Herbert, and William
Sweetser (Putnam). She d. i860.

2591 Charles (Upton), b. Nov. 4, 1821 ; m., Dec. 16, 1845, Sarah Amelia Hagar,

and had George Clinton, Charles Herbert, and Lillian (Upton). He is a
mechanic in Westminster, Mass ; has been town officer and selectman.

2592 Martha Ann (Upton;, b. Feb. 27, 1826; m., Sept. iS, 1845, George Curtis, a

lumber dealer in Roxbury, Mass., and had ten children, Henry Clifford,
Martha Gertrude, Edwin Upton, and Nelson O. (Curtis) ; the others d. in


Dea. Abel Thurston'^ {John,^ yohn,^ Jonathan,^ Daniel,- Daii-
iel"-), brother of the preceding, and son of Dea. John and E.sther
(Wood) Thurston of Fitchburg, Mass.; born there Dec. 21, 1791;
married, first, Dec. 14, 1815, Eunice Allen, born March 18, 1790,
daughter of Benjamin and Dolly (Flagg) Allen of Fitchburg; she


died Feb. 9, 1823. Second, Sept. 30, 1823, Dtjborah Butler, born
in Townsend, Nov. 22, lyoT,- He died July 9, 1864. His will was
probated Sept. 23, \'i']

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