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Mass., seven years from 1858 ; was district sec. of the A. B. C. F. M,
six years from 1864, residing in Hartford, Conn. ; pastor of the Con-
gregational church in Hatfield, Mass., three years from 1870. In
July, 1873, he became acting pastor of the church in East Bloomfield,
N. Y., where he remained till his death, April 23, 188 1. He was a
man of highly respectable attainments, a consecrated and useful
minister of- the gospel.


2793 Henry Blodget (Skeele), b. Aug. 21, 1852; mnfr. of tile and sewer pipe in
Chicago, 111.; m., Oct. 26, 1881, Belle Jack, b. Aug. 10, 1857, da. of Wil-.
liam and Caroline (Howard) Jack of Hollidaysburg, Pa. Mr. Skeele is a
mnfr., Sunday-school supt., and member of the 4th Pres. church in Chi-
cago, 111. She d. June 6, 1884. Child, b. in Hollidaysburg:
2794 Caroline Howard (Skeele), b. Sept. 17, 1883; d. March 23, 1884.

2795 Arthur Fessenden (Skeele), b. April 3, 1854; grad. from Andover, 1881 ; or-

dained pastor of the church in Bloomfield, Feb. 21, 1882, succeeding his
father; dismissed Jan., 1884, and installed over South Cong, church in Au-
gusta, Me., April 8, 1884; sermon by Prof. Wm. J. Tucker, D.D., of Ando-
ver, Mass. ; installing prayer, by Rev. Edward Chase ; address to the pas-
tor, by Prof. E. Y. Hincks of Andover; right hand of fellowship, by Rev.
W. R. Richards of Bath ; address to the people, by Rev. F. T. Bayley of
Portland; dis. March 11, 1889, and April 11, 1889, was installed over the
South Park Cong, church in Chicago, 111.

2796 Charles Blodget (Skeele), b. Feb. 7, 1857; d. Oct. 12, 1863.

2797 Walter Fisher (Skeele), b. Sept. 26, 1865; a chemist in the factory of E.

W. Blatchford, Chicago.


Rev. Henry Blodget {Mary Thurston,^ David,'^ Richard,^ Dan-
iel,^ Daniel '), brother of the preceding, and eldest son of Dea. Bliss
and Mary (Thurston) Blodget of Bucksport, Me.; born there July

13, 1825 ; married, January, 1854, Sarah Ripley, born March,
1822, daughter of Franklin and Charlotte (Barrett) Ripley of Green-
field, Mass. He joined the Congregational church in Bucksport
1837; graduated from Yale 1848; received d.d. from his Alma "Ma-
ter 1872; removed his church relation to the college church 1844;
deacon till 1848 ; 1S70 transferred his church relation back to Bucks-
port ; in Bangor theological seminary till the autumn of 1850, when
he was appointed tutor in Yale ; resigned 1853 ; ordained as a mis-
sionary to China at Bucksport Jan. 25, 1854; sailed for China April,
1854; in Shanghai until i860, when he went to Teintsin, being the
first Protestant missionary in the province of Chihli. In 1864 went


to Peking. He says, *' It was my privilege to baptize the first con-
vert among Protestant christians in the province." He was one of
the committee to translate the New Testament into the Mandarin,
and he prepared a hymn-book for the use of the native christians.*


2798 Henry (Blodget), b. in Greenfield, Oct. 22, 1854; grad. from Yale 1875, ^'''^

.M.r>. 1879; spent a year in Bellevue hospital, New York; spent several
months studying in Vienna; returned to New York, and was two years
and a half in the Foundling hospital as house physician. In June, 1885,
established himself in the practice of his profession in Bridgeport, Conn.

2799 Charlotte Barrett (Blodget), b. in Shanghai, China, Feb. 24, 1857 ; graduated

from Abbott academy, Andover, 1878; m., in Andover, Mass., Jan. 27,
1880, Rev. William Rogers Richards, b. in Boston, Mass., Dec. 20, 1853,
son of Rev. George and Anna Maria Woodruff (of Philadelphia, Pa.)
Richards, pastor of the Central Cong, church, Winter St., Boston. W. R.
Richards grad. from Yale 1875, studied law in the Columbia school, New
York, one year, and grad. from Andover 1S79; ordained over the Central
church, Bath, Me., Oct. 16, 1879; sermon by Rev. E. Y. Hincks of Port-
land ; ordaining prayer by Prof. Alpheus S. Packard of Bowdoin college ;
right hand of fellowship by Rev. John O. Fiske, D.D., of Bath ; charge to
the people by Rev. C. A. Dickinson of Portland; charge to the pastor by
Rev. A. L. Park of Gardiner; resigned July 2, 1884, and commenced la-
bors in Plainfield, N. J., July 6. They have:

2800 Sara Franklin (Richards), b. Dec. 25, 1880.

2801 George Huntington (Richards), b. Aug. i, 18S2.

2802 Anna May (Richards), b. in Plainfield, March 14, 1S87.


Dea. John Blodget {Mary T/iursfon,^ David,^ Richard,'^ Daniel,*
Daniel '), brother of the preceding, and second son of Dea. Bliss and
Mary (Thurston) Blodget of Bucksport, Me.; born there July 11,
1827 ; married, in Bangor, Me., Feb. 3, 1852, Sarah Page Case,
born Sept. 8, 1830, daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Page) Case of
Kenduskeag, Me. She died in Lemars, Iowa, May 6, 187 1. Mr.
Blodget was a merchant in Bucksport, in company with his father,
from October, 1854, till February, 1869, when he went to Lemars
and established a life and fire insurance agency.*

Children, born in Bucksport.

2803 Julia Case (Blodget), b. Dec. 19, 1S53.

2804 Albert Morrill (Blodget), b. July 17, 1855.

2805 Grace Howard (Blodget), b. .\pril S, 1864.


George Blodget {Mary Thtirsfon,^ David,'- Richard,^ Daniel,^ Dan-
iel^'), brother of the preceding, and third son of Dea. Bliss and Mary
(Thurston) Blodget of Bucksport, Me.; born there April 6, 1831 ;
married, Sept. 20, 1859, Mary Sophia Pond, born July 19, 1834,
daughter of Rev. Enoch, d.d., and Julia Ann (Maltby) Pond of Ban-
gor, Me. Mr. Blodget graduated from Williams college 1857, and is
engaged in the manufacture of leather in Bucksport. He is a dea-
con in the Congregational church. Was captain in the 14th Me. reg-
iment in the war against the rebellion, a volunteer in the forlorn hope

* For other interesting matter see 1st ed. p. 180.


at Port Hudson, and was mustered out with a record second to none
in the service.


2806 Benjamin Pond (Blodget), b. Aug. 7, i860; a tanner in Biicksport, Me.; m.,

June 4, 1890, Mary Houston Young, b. June 4, 1868, da. of James Lear-
month and W. Mina (Main) Young of Copake, N. Y.

2807 George Redington (Blodget), b. Sept. 17, 1862.

2808 Annie Maltby (Blodget), b. F'eb. 8, 1864; d. in Bangor, Feb. 17, 1876.

2809 Frederic Swazey (]>lodget), b. May 26, 1876.

2810 Sarah Elizabeth (Blodget), b. Feb. 28, 1879.


Ephraim Goodale Thurston '^ {Satnuel,^ David,'' Richard^' Dan-
iel,^ Daniel^), second son of Samuel and Prudence (Goodale) Thurs-
ton of Mill creek, South Orrington, Me.; born there July 2, 1S27 ;
married, Sept. 25, 1852, Charlotte Margretta Darling, daugh-
ter of Henry and Eliza (Cobb) Darling of Bucksport, Me., born
there June 2, 1830. He was a lumber merchant, carrying on busi-
ness in Bangor, Me., and Boston, Mass., at one time, till his health
failed him, and he was compelled to relinquish the Boston branch;
1876 went in a sailing vessel to the East Indies, and after starting
from Rangoon for home the vessel was never heard from ; a member
of the Congregational church.


2S11 Harry Darling/ b. in Bucksport, May 25, 1854; lumber dealer in Bangor;
m., in Rocky Point, N. C, Nov. 18, 1S79, Carmelita Artemesa Taylor, b.
March 18, 1856, da. of Charles Elisha and Josefa Bibiana (Garcia) Taylor
of Bangor, Me. They have :
2812 Marie Helen,^ b. May 11, i88r.

2813 Helen Foster,'' b. in Bangor, Oct. 3, i860; m., in London, Eng., July 11,

1884, Winslow Bartlett Ayer, treas. and man. of the Portland Cordage
Co., in Portland, Ore., b. Jan. 27, i860, son of Nathan Chase and Lucy
Pierce (Wellington) Ayer of Bangor, Me.; no children.


Emily Tvw^^to^^ {Samuel,'^ David,'' Richard^^ Daniel,^ Daniel''),
sister of the preceding, and second daughter of Samuel and Pru-
dence (Goodale) Thurston of Brewer, Me. ; born in Bucksport, Me.,
Jan. I, 1834; married, first, Oct. 31, 1855, Charles Wood, born in
Burlington, Mass., July 9, 1808. He died Jan. 16, 1875, and she
married, second, Nov. 17, 1881, Augustus Hall Walker [no. 1,220],
Mr. Wood was a merchant in Boston, Mass., till 1840, when he
moved to Lovell, Me.

Children, Ijorn in Lovell.

2814 Charles Thurston (Wood), b. Aug. 25, 1859; grad. from. New York college

of Physicians and Surgeons 1882, and d. in Washington, Ga., May 8, 1884.

2815 Harold Blanchard (Wood), b. July 23, 1864; m., by Rev. Javan K. Mason,

Feb. 24, 1886, Cassie Malville Hutchins, b. Oct. 16, 1865, da. of Henry
Dearborn and Eunice Putnam (Walker) Hutchins of Fryeburg, Me. Mr.
Wood is a dealer in furniture in Jamestown, Dakota.



Mary Elizabeth Thurston'^ {^Samiiel^'^ David,'' Richard,'^ Daniel,^
Daniel'^'), sister of the preceding, and daughter of Samuel and Char-
lotte (Greeley, ne'e Goodale) Thurston of Brewer, Me. ; born there
Dec. 15, 1843 ; married, Oct. i, 1863, Augustus Hall Walker, born
in Fryeburg, Me., Dec. 22, 1833. She died, after a lingering illness
of several years, during which her christian character shone out with
beautiful luster, Feb. 16, 1873. He was a practicing lawyer in Lov-
ell, Me. ; since judge of the probate court, residing in Bridgton, Me.


2816 Alice Thurston (Walker), b. Oct. 14, 1865; d. Aug. 29, 1S76, aged 11.


Rev. John Rogers Thurston ^ {J'o/ni,'^ David,'' Richard,'^ Dan-
iel,^ Da?tiel^), son of John and Abigail King (Lawrence) Thurston
of Bangor, Me. ; b6rn there Sept. 4, 1831 ; married, first, Sept. 4,
1858, Frances Orella Goodale, daughter of Walter and Elizabeth
(Hincks) Goodale of Orrington, Me., born Feb. 4, 1831 ; she died in
Newburyport, Mass., Feb. 21, 1868. Second, March 16, 1871, in
New York city, Caroline Augusta Welles Storey, daughter of
Charles William and Elizabeth (Burnham) Storey of Newburyport,
born Sept. 7, 1835. M^- Thurston graduated from Yale 1851 ; taught
in a boarding-school in Stamford, Ct., until 1855 ; graduated from
Bangor theological seminary 1858 ; ordained pastor of the First
Congregational church in Newbury, Mass., Jan. 20, 1859; dismissed
March 28, 1870; April 20, 1871, installed pastor of the Congrega-
tional church in Whitinsville. He is still acceptably filling this place.*

Children, born in Newburyport.

2817 Walter Lawrence,^ b. May 2, d. Dec. 31, i860.

2818 Margaret Mead,'' b. April 21, 1862; studying to be a nurse.

2819 Elizabeth Goodale,'' b. Sept. 24, 1865; in Baton Rouge, La.

2820 Charles Storey,^ b. in Whitinsville, April 17, 1872.

2821 John Lawrence,'' b. Aug. 4, 1874.

2822 Caroline Burnham,'' b. Aug. 21, 1876; d. Aug. 18, 1877.

2823 Helen,'' b. Dec. 19, 1S77 ; d. March 29, 1882.

2824 Isabel Storey,^ b. Dec. 17, 1879.


John Albert Buck {Sarah Thurston,^ David,^ Richard,^ Daniei,*
Daniel^), eldest son of Dea. John and Sarah (Thurston) Buck of
Orland, Me.; born there Aug. 15, 1825; married, Nov. 5, 1846,
Charlotte Maria Buck, daughter of Joseph and Abby (Hill) Buck
of Bucksport, Me., born there May 18, 1828. She joined the Con-
gregational church in 1865. Mr. Buck was a successful merchant,
ship builder and owner in Orland, Me., in the legislature 1868, and
in the senate 1869-70, and representative again 1875 ; died March
12, 1886.

* For further information see 1st ed. p. 181.



2825 Albert Redington (Buck), b. Nov. 20, 1847; ^-t May 14, 1876, May Louise
Saunders. They have :

2826 John Dudley (Buck), b. Sept. 25, 1878.

2827 Abby May (Buck), b. Dec. 9, 1879.

2828 Gertrude Parker (Buck), b. July 31, 1882.

2829 Albert Whitehouse (Buck), b. May 14, 1887.

2830 Maria (Buck), b. Sept. 7, 1S49; d. March 11, 1850.

2831 Harry Hill (Buck), b. Feb. 21, 1851 ; engaged in the government fish works

in Orland, Me.; m., July 6, 1879, Alice May Mason, b. Aug. 25, 1856, da.
of Horatio and Harriet (Saunders) Mason of Orland. Children :

2832 Thomas (Buck), b. Dec. 25, 1881.

2833 Lisle Mason (Buck), b. Oct. 4, 1887.

2834 Harriet Elizabeth (Buck), b. April 5, cl. May 30, 1853.

2835 Frank Swazey (Buck), b. June 19, 1855; d. Oct. 21, 1856.

2836 Joseph (Buck), b. July 24, 1857; d. Nov. 15, 1S58.

2837 Lottie Linwood (Buck), b. May 5, i860.

2838 Lizzie Lane (Buck), b. Oct. 11, 1861 ; d. Feb. 26, 1862.

2839 Walter Darling (Buck), b. June 8, 1865; grad. from Harvard, Law, 1890;

admitted to Cumberland bar same year, and opened a law office in Port-
land 1891.


Frank Buck {Sarah Thurston ^'= David,^ Richard,^ Daniel^ Dan-
iel'^'), brother of the preceding, and second son of Dea. John and
Sarah (Thurston) Buck of Orland, Me.; born there April 24, 1827;
married, in Boston, Mass., Oct. 13, 1847, Ann Catherine Buck,
daughter of James and Lydia (Treat) [born in Frankfort, Me., April
29, 1795, died Dec. 17, 1882] Buck of Bucksport, Me., born there
March i, 1826. Mr. James Buck was born in Bucksport, Me., Sept.
22, 1787; died in Bucksport, March 31, 1867. Frank Buck is a
farmer in Orland, Me. ; both members of the Congregational church.


2840 Waldo Pierce (Buck), b. Feb. 27, d. Aug. 12, 1849.

2841 Julia Florence (Buck), b. July 31, 1850; d. April 8, 1862.

2842 Willis Frank (Buck), b. Nov. iS, 1851 ; m., Sept. 29, 1873, Helen Sweetser

Soper, b. May 13, 1853, da. of Elisha and Charlotte (Elridge) Soper of
Bucksport. They reside in Orland, and have :
2843 Belle Pearson (Buck), b. Oct. 3, 1878.

2844 Lucilla Pierce (Buck), b. July 8, 1853; d. Sept. i, 1857.

2845 Jennie Nelson (Buck), b. Dec. 29, 1854.

2846 George Alfred (Buck), b. Sept. 22, 1S57 ; a trav. salesman in Eau Claire,

Wis.; m., May 4, 1882, Edna Cornelia Hurd, b. May 18, i860, da. of Den-
nis Seely and Betsey Monima (Sheldon) Hurd of Paoli, Dane Co., Wis.
Children :

2847 Nellie Thurston (Buck), b. April 13, 1883.

2848 Harry Alfred (Buck), b. Jan. 29, d. Aug. 3, 1884.

2849 George Sheldon (Buck), b. Feb. 2, 1886.

2850 Augustus Walker (Buck), b. May 29, d. Oct. 19, 1859.

2851 James Herbert (Buck), b. July 19, i860; d. Aug. 3, 1864.

2852 Fred (Buck), b. Oct. 27. 1S62.

2853 Lizzie Rice (Buck), b. May 17, 1864; clerk in P. O. at Woodfords, Me.

2854 Carrie Maria (Buck), b. June 10, 1S66.

2855 Kitty Clover (Buck), b. Dec. 15, 1868; d. Sept. 10, 1870.



Edward Buck. {Sarah Thurston^' David,'^ Richard,^ Daniel,^ Dan-
iel^), brother of the preceding, and son of Dea. John and Sarah
(Thurston) Buck of Orland, Me.; born there April 17, 1829; mar-
ried, June 3, 1863, Emeline Billings Darling, born Oct. 12, 1832,
daughter of Dea. Henry and Eliza (Cobb) Darling of Bucksport, Me.
Mr. Buck graduated from Yale 1852 ; from Bangor theological sem-
inary 1855 ; preached in Orland, Sedgwick, Brooksville and Union.
He stood high as a scholar, and wrote with ability; but circum-
stances led him to enter into business, which he carries on in Orland,
residing in Bucksport.


2856 Carl Darling (Buck), b. Oct. 2, 1866; grad. from Yale 1886, since which he

has been studying abroad; 1891 in Leipsic, Germany, taking a course in
phylology, with the intention of teaching that branch; m., Sept., 1889,
Clarinda Swazey of Bucksport, Me.


Stephen Rollo Thurston^ {Step hen, '^ David, '^ Richard,^ Daniel,*
Daniel'^'), son of Rev. Stephen and Clara Matilda (Benson) Thurs-
ton of Searsport, Me.; born there July 20, 1832; married, Jan. 13,
1859, Annie Frances Carpenter, born Sept. 17, 1836, daughter of
George and Frances (Spaulding) Carpenter of Augusta, Me.

Mr. Thurston graduated from Colby University 1853 ; went into
the ship chandlery business in Portland, Me., with McGilvery, Ryan
& Davis ; after, into the general insurance business, under the firm
name of Loring & Thurston. January, 1873, went to Chicago, 111.;
1879 into the law and land brokerage business, under the firm name
of Isaac Claflin & Co., residing in Lombard. Was deacon in State
St. Congregational church, Portland.


2856^ George Carpenter,'' b. Dec. 8, 1861.

2857 Grace Carpenter,^ b. Sept. 10, 1864; m., Oct. 14,1886, William Claflin, a

real estate broker in Chicago, residing in Lombard, 111., b. March 25, 1862,
son of James T. and Caroline (Poole) Claflin ; no children.


Henrietta Maria Thurston ^ of Dennysville, Me. {Stephen,^
David,'^ Richard,^ Daniel,^ Daniel^), sister of the preceding, and
daughter of Rev. Stephen and Clara Matilda (Benson) Thurston of
Searsport, Me.; born there March 31, 1839; married, Oct. 3, 1861,
Rev. Charles Whittier, born Aug. 3, 1830, son of Edmund and
Anna (Patten) Whittier of Merrimac, Mass.

Mr. Whittier graduated from Williams college 1856, from Bangor
theological seminary i860; ordained pastor of the Congregational
church in Dennysville, Nov. 13, i860. He is a man of excellent
judgment, and wields a strong influence for good in the county where
he is settled; has been very successful as a pastor, uniting and en-
larging his church.



2858 Charles Thurston (Whittier), b. Dec. 20, 1862 ; grad. from Williams college
1 886. Is prof, of chemistry and natural science in St. John's college, An-
napolis, Md. ; n.m.

28159 Stephen Thurston (Whittier), b. March 16, 1864; paymaster in Hamilton
Mnfg. Co., Lowell, Mass. ; n.m.

2860 John Kilby (Whittier), b. Feb. 2, 1867; a draughtsman for Kitson Machine

Co., Lowell ; n.m.

2861 Arthur Benson (Whittier), b. Aug. 9, 1868; farming in Dennysville; n.m.

2862 Clarence Patten (Whittier), b. June 6, 1876.

2863 Clement (Whittier), b. Sept. 17, 1880.

2864 Ralph (Whittier), b. April 13, 1882.


William Thurston ^ ( yoseph,^ Joseph* Joseph,'^ jfoseph^^ Dan-
ieP), son of Joseph and Lydia (Parsons) Thurston of Rockport,
Mass.; born there Feb. 22, 1783; married Nancy Parsons, daugh-
ter of James and Patience Parsons of Rockport. He was a fisher-
man, living in Rockport.


2865 Nancy,^ m. Washington Tarr, son of Nathaniel and Esther (Thurston) Tarr

[no. 184]; both dead. They had :

2866 Phebe (Tarr), m. George Blatchford of Rockport; he d.

2867 Washington (Tarr), m. Anna James of Ipswich, Mass.

2868 Eliza (Tarr), m. David Smith jr., of Rockport; he d.

2869 Jane (Tarr), m. Edwin York of Rockport.

2870 Howard (Tarr), m. Sarah Elliot of Beverly, Mass.

2871 Martha,^ m. Benjamin William Andrews, b. Oct. 11,1808; shed. Feb. 23,
1886; he d. March, 1887. They had:

2872 Benjamin (Andrews), m. Delia Gamage of South Bristol, Me.

2873 Martha (Andrews), m. John Norwood of Rockport; is dead.

2874 William,^ b. Sept. 6, 1816; m., Oct. 10, 1835, Emily Pool, b. April 27, 1816.
He resided in Rockport, and d. May 24, 1854, after which she m. Benja-
min Knights of Rockport, Mass. ; both d. They had :

2875 George William,^ b. March 21, 1S36; m. Sally Pool, he d.

2876 Levi Pool,^ b. Dec. 21, 1840; m. Susan Trafts, and had Levi William,^ b.

in Rockport, Mass., Oct. 3, 1865, a plumber and tin plate worker in
Rockport, m., Sept. 20, 1887, Anna Augusta Nightingale, b. April 24,
1S67, and have Hattie Gertrude, '°b. Sejpt. 16, 1S88.

2877 Samuel Davis,* b. Sept. 9, 1845; a stone cutter in Rockport, Mass.; m.,

March 21, 1868, Mary J. Allen. They had: John Allen,' b. May 24,
1870; Samuel Davis,' b. Sept. 7, 1872; both stone cutters in Rockport;
Lucy May,' b. Aug. 8, T88r.

2878 Albert F.,^ b. Aug. 7, 1849; a fisherman in Rockport; m. Anna Parker of

Nova Scotia.

2879 Lucy,'' n.m. Samuel D.,*" d. young.


Joseph Tuvkstq-h^ {Joseph, ^ Joseph,'' Joseph T' Joseph,"" Daniel "-^^
brother of the preceding, and son of Joseph and Lydia (Parsons)
Thurston of Rockport, Mass.; born there Jan. 22, 1787; married
Esther Norwood. He was a fisherman in Rockport ; both dead.


2880 William,^ b. 1811; m. Margaret Oakes Blatchford, b. Dec. 16, 1811, da. of

John Blatchford. He was a fisherman, living in Rockport ; she d. in Bris-
tol, Dec. 20, 1S75, aged 64; he d. in South Boston They had:


2S81 William E.,^ b. Dec. 5, 1S34; m., Nov. 9, 1862, Elizabeth Denison Burn-
ham, b. June 17, 1841 ; no children.

2882 John,* b. Oct. II, 1S36; drowned 1859, coming from Georges Banks in,
schooner Young America.

28S3 Margery A.,* b. 1838; m. Benjamin Wetherbee; she d.
2884 Esther,^ m. Andrew Griffin of Gloucester, Mass., and had :

2885 George (Griffin), drowned Jan. 17, 1865, on a passage from Newfound-

land to Gloucester.

2886 John (Griffin), enlisted in the war against the rebellion, in 1861, and

never returned.

2887 Andrew (Griffin), living with his mother; n.m.
2888 Martha,^ m. William Goctay; he d. They had :

2889 Martha (Goday), m. William Bailey.
2S90 A child, burned in a schoolhouse.

2891 Joseph,'' drowned in 1851 from schooner Four Sisters, on a passage from

Gloucester to St. Lawrence bay.

2892 Sally,^ m. William Winn of Wells, Me., and had :

2893 Sarah Jane (Winn), m. Edward Walton of Eastport, Me. ; he was lost

at sea on the Georges Banks, Feb., 1879.

2894 Mary A. (Winn), m. George Barron.

2895 Ida (Winn), m. Albert Lane of Gloucester.

2896 Fostina (Winn), m. George Billings of Kittery, Me.

2897 Nelly (Winn), m. Francis Lyon.

2S98 Alberta (Winn), m. Michael McLaughlin.

2899 Hannah (Winn), m. Samuel G. Perkins of Marblehead, Mass.


John Rowe Thurston ^ {Daniel,^ Daniel,'' Joseph,^ Joseph,'^ Dan-
iel'^), eldest son of Daniel and Sally (Rowe) Thurston of Rockport,
Mass.; born there Sept. 25, 1812 ; married, 1840, Lucy Rowe of
Portland, Me., born in Rockport, 18 17. He was a mariner, among
the first to petition congress against slavery, and early engaged in
the Washingtonian temperance reform in Rockport.


2900 Arethusa," b. April, d. July 5, 1847.

2901 Frederick William,^ b. 1854; d. in Portland, April i, 1862.


WiNTHROP Thurston ^ {Datiiel,'^ Daniel,'^ yoseph,^ jfoseph,^ Dan-
iel'^), brother of the preceding, and son of Daniel and Sally (Rowe)
Thurston of Rockport, Mass.; born there Nov. g, 1820; married,
first, Mary Fears, born April, 1823, daughter of John and Hannah
Fears of Rockport; she died Sept. 12, 1872. Second, in Boston,
Mass., Feb. 15, 1873, Sarah Eliza Burnham, born in Grand Menan,
N. B., daughter of Abraham and Catherine (Belmore) Burnham of
Newton, Mass. ; she died Sept. 12, 1872 ; he died Oct. 14, 1878.

Mr. Thurston was a grocer and curer of fish ; the first man to in-
troduce the .system of buying from the fishermen to cure ; the fisher-
men previously curing their own fish. He was inspector of customs
for Rockport from 1855 to 1859, a director of the Rockport railroad,
and an officer of the Universalist church.



2902 John Winthrop Hale,' b. Dec. 31, 1848; cashier of Topeka bank, Topeka,

Kansas; does business over the signature of J. W. Thurston; m., May 11,
1871, Sarah Abby Bray, b. Oct. 5, 1848, da. of vSamuel Avery and Sally
(Thurston) Bray of West Gloucester, Mass. [no. 1,320]. She has been
treas. of the W. C. T. U. several years; no children.

2903 Henry Hill," b. Sept. 7, 1853; a grocer in Rockport, Mass.; m., May i, 1879,

Susie Simpson Lane, b. in Rockport, July 26, 1858. They have:

2904 Helen Lane,^ b. Sept. 17, 18S0.

2905 Lura,' b. March 25, 1889.


William Henry Thurston ^ {Daniel,^ Daniel,^ JosephT' Joseph,''
Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of Daniel and Sally
(Rowe^ Thurston of Rockport, Mass.; born there Sept. 24, 1823;
married, June 22, 1855, Anna Sparrow, born in Kilkenny, Ireland,
March 12, 1833 ; he kept a stationery and notion store in Rockport,
Mass. ; later in Denver, Col. ; a Universalist. Her parents were
English, and Protestants, but she and all the children are Catholics.


2906 Annette,' b. July 26, 1857; m.. May, 1882, John Chane, a hack driver in
Magnolia, Mass. Children :
;:907 Twins, d., aged three days.

2908 John Jay (Chane), b. March 2, 1S83.

2909 Daniel (Chane), b. May 30, 1884.

2910 James (Chane), b. June 30, 1S85.

291 1 Annie (Chane), b. 1889.

2912 Daniel,'' b. July 30, 1859; a natural mechanic, but owing to poor health not

able to work at any trade, went to Denver, Col., Nov., 1880.

2913 John Ellis," b. July 16, 1861 ; a railroad employe in Denver, Col.; n.m.

2914 Mary Olive,''' b. Sept. 14, 1866; m., Nov., 1882, Edward de Courcey, a stone

cutter in Rockport, Mass.


Nathaniel Thurston^ {Nathaniel,^ Daniel,-^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^
Daniel"-), eldest son of Nathaniel and Betsey (Gee) Thurston of
Rockport, Mass.; born there Aug. 5, 1806; married, first, Ruth But-
ler, born March 6, 18 12, died April 26, 1843 ; second, Ruth Lane,
born March 15, 18 12, died May 6, 1887. He was a master mariner
in Gloucester, Mass., died March 12, 1889.


2915 Nathaniel,' b. April 19, 1S29; a master mariner in Gloucester, Mass. ; m.,

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