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rebellion ; in the 13th Vt. reg., promoted to lieut., their to captain. He
was brave, cheerful, and beloved by all, but the service was too severe
for him, and he d. June 6, 1S63; l)uried in Montpelier, Vt.*


Hantnah Thurston^ {Moses,^ Moses,^ Aimer, '^ James, ^ Daniel "^^
sister of the preceding, and daughter of Moses and Esther (Bigelow)
Thurston of Westminster, Mass.; born in HoUis, N. H. June 3, 1777 ;
married, September, 1797, Peter Chadwick, born in Guilford, Vt.,
Sept. II, 1775. He was a carpenter, joiner, and later in life a farmer
in Cambridge Center, Vt. ; he fell from the staging of a house he was
building and received injuries from which he died in a few hours.
May 26, 1846; she died April 30, 1857.


3207 Elias (Chadwick), b. June 26, iSoo; m., July 6, 1830, Maria Melvin, da. of
Theodore and Bethiah Melvin of Cambridge, b. Dec, 1800; she d. Mar. 22,
1870. He was a carpenter, and afterward a tavern keeper in Cambridge
Center; d. suddenly, Nov. 14, 1884, after an active day's work. "Mr. Ch?d-
wick was the last of a generation of men who were b. in Cambridge at the
beginning of the present century. The most of them were farmers, and had
laborious lives in subduing nature to the service of man, their prosperity,
and to the prosperity of the town. Their industry, general economy and
practical judgment in affairs, brought them ample reward, both in their
public and private relations. They were a generation of worthy men ; es-
tablished and maintained good homes, from which have gone out children

* For interesting account of his career see 1st cd. p. 444.


who are worthy of such parentage; friends of uprightness and moral vir-
tue in society. They erected and supported the house of God in their
midst, and with their families regularly frequented it on the Sabbath ;
good citizens, loving and working for the common welfare, as involving
their own best interests. He was a plain man, with simple tastes, quick
sensibilities in respect to his rights and opinions, and firm in his views ; not
easily turned from his convictions when once formed, nor could he be con-
vinced by argument unless there was logic in the reasoning, and even then
prejudice was not easily overcome. He stood by established and conserv-
ative things, as they had been, and as he wanted them to continue to be.
If the majority were against him, he still remained the same, and yet
he was as true to his friends as tho they held his opinions." They had :
320S Harriet B. (Chadwick), b. July 19, 1834; m., April 10, 1S51, George W.
Phelps of Burlington, Vt.

3209 James Madison (Chadwick), b. Oct. 3, 1836; m., Oct. 30, 1865, Harriet

Ayers of Bakersrield, Vt.

3210 Mary Ann (Chadwick), b. Oct. 5,1838; m., Dec. 25, 1857, David Chad-

wick Griswold, a mechanic of Cambridge.

321 1 Horace Alexander (Chadwick), b. Aug. 3, 1844; m., May 10, 1871, Mary

F. McHerhany of Washington, Vt.

3212 Harriet (Chadwick), b. May 13, 1802; d. Sept. 4, 1807.

3213 Oilman (Chadwick), b. June 28, 1804; d. by being scalded, June 14, 1808.

3214 Enos (Chadwick), I twins, born I d. Sept. i, 1807.

3215 Edward (Chadwick), ) Oct. 9, 1806; f d. Sept. 7, 1S07.

3216 Rufus (Chadwick), b. July i, 180S; d. Feb. 10, 1812.

3217 Oilman Thurston (Chadwick), b. March 23, 181 1; went to Ohio when a

young man, m. Lois Gaylord, moved to Illinois, and then to Wisconsin,
now living with his da., Mrs. Childs, in Chicago ; had four children, three

living, Cordelia (Chadwick), m. Childs; Horace (Chadwick), living in

Chicago; Columbus (Chadwick), living in southern Illinois.

3218 Horace (Chadwick), b. June 20, 1813 ; went to Ohio when young as a painter,

since to New Madrid, Mo., m., and d. during the rebellion ; no children.

3219 Almon (Chadwick), b. Nov. 20, 1S15; m. Mrs. Louise Melvin; lived in Cam-

bridge, Vt., till 1S65, moved to St. Johnsbury, and since to Underbill, Vt. ;
three children.

3220 William Harrison (Chadwick), b. Aug. 22,1818; went west in 1851, lived

with his brother Oilman in Wisconsin, and after with his brother Horace
in New Madrid ; probably d. ; n.m.

3221 John (Chadwick), b. Jan. 6, 182 1 ; fell from a bridge his father and brother

Elias were building over the Lamoille river, April 7, 1831, and was carried
under the ice and drowned.


Moses Thurston ^ (Moses,^ Jfoses,* Alnie)^^ yaj/ics,^ Daniel "^^
brother of the preceding, and son of Moses and Esther (Bigelow)
Thurston of Westminster, Mass.; born there June 18, 1780; married,
Dec. 12, 1806, Hannah Bolton, born June 26, 1783, daughter of
Aaron and Dorcas (Winchop) Bolton. Mr. Bolton was captain in
the revolutionary war. Moses Thurston moved to Cambridge, Vt.,
as a farmer, 1815 ; died July 29, 1845 ; she died May 3, 1865. His
mother spent her last days with him.

Children, born in Westminster.

3222 Fidelia,^ b. Nov. 10, 1807 ; m., Oct. 21, 1S28, Henry William Sabin; d. Nov

iS, 1872. They had seven children, two d. in infancy.
3223 Charles Thurston (Sabin), b. April 11, 1832 ; a farmer and civil engineer
in Montpelier, Vt. At the end of three years' apprenticeship to the Put-
nam Machine Co. in Fitchburg, Mass., he was entrusted with setting up
their engines in all parts of the United States. In 1858 he was with the
Cook & Kimball Carriage Co. in New Haven, Conn. For si.x: years after


the war he was supt. of a Colorado mining Company, after which he
took up liis residence in Montpelier, Vt. In 1S76 he represented Mont-
pelier in the legislature; 187S was elected director in the Vt. Mut. Fire
Ins. Co., to succeed James T. Thurston, deceased; in 1879 ^'^^^ elected
a director in the Nat. Life Ins. Co. of Montpelier; in 1881 was ap-
pointed to the department of engineering and machinery in the cotton
e.xposition in Atlanta, Ga., and in 1887 was made vice-pres. of the Vt.
Mut. Fire Ins. Co. He was the moving spirit in the Montpelier Slate
Co , and pres. and treas. of the Sabin Machine Co. of Montpelier. He
was a man of broad intelligence in a wide range of subjects, having
very positive convictions, combined with great urbanity of manner ; a
Unitarian in religion, trusted and loved by every one ; m. Emily McFar-
land; he d. Dec. 24, 1888. They had : Fanny Thurston (Sabin), b.
Oct. 25, 1859; m. Wallace G. Andrews, a merchant in Johnson, Vt. ;
Laura Hannah (Sabin), b. March 8, 1868 ; m. Albert W. Ferrin, a banker
in Montpelier; Jessie McFarland (Sabin), b. Oct. 18, 1869.

3224 Helen Matilda (.Sabin), m. Charles Turner, a merchant in Cambridge,

Vt. ; two sons, live in Montpelier.

3225 Harvey Durkee (Sabin), a machinist in St. Albans, Vt. ; m. ; three sons.

3226 James Thurston (.Sabin), m. Mary Waite of Cambridge; is sec. of Mut.

Ins. Co. of Montpelier. They have two sons and two daughters.

3227 Kate (Sabin), m. Freeman D. Oilman, a farmer in New Hampshire; 3 sons.
3228 Nancy Bolton,^ b. Sept. 28, 1809; m., July 24, 182S, Otis Bennett; he d. May.

12, 1847. In June, 1834, Mr. Bennett purchased land in Grand Detour,
Ogle county. 111., on Rock river, built a log house, and commenced a farm.
She is a member of the Congregational church; moved, to Waterville,
Kansas.* They had :

3229 Janes (Bennett), b. June 8, 1829; m. Lucy Jane Dunsha; is a farmer and

large land owner in York, 111. ; deacon in the Baptist church. Had :
Heber Amasa (Bennett), b. Aug. 27, 1852; d. Aug. 21, 1872; Francis
Wayland (Bennett), b. May 24, 1859; Robert Dunsha (Bennett), b. .Sept.
14, 1862. All members of the Baptist church.

3230 Moses Thurston (Bennett), b. Nov. 14, 1831 ; m. Matilda Tracy; is a

Methodist minister and farmer in Waterville, Marshall county, Kansas.
They have: Miriam Alice, Jennie P'.va, James Thurston, Harrison, Al-
fred, Loannia, Nancy, Delia, Albert (Bennett). All members of the
Methodist church.

3231 Nancy Fidelia (Piennett), b. Nov. 16, 1833; d. Nov. 31, 1S35.
3232-t-Moses,'' b. Oct. 2, 181 1 ; m. Mrs. Eliza (Chafifin) Flagg.

3233 Matilda Bolton,^ b. Oct. 19, 1813; m., June 29, 1842, Earl Smilie, a merchant

in Cambridge, Vt. ; d. Sept. 28, 1844, having had:

3234 Melville Earl (Smilie), b. Aug. 21, 1S44; m., May 26, 1870, Ellen Pineo,

b. in Bolton, Vt., Dec. 19, 1847 ; a lawyer in Montpelier, under-grad.

from the Univ. of Vermont, admitted to the bar March 15, 1866. They

have: Mabel Thurston (Smilie), b. Aug. 22, 187 1; d. May 22, 1872;

Melville Earl (Smilie), b. April 27, 1878.

3235-f-James Tottingham,'' b. in Cambridge, Feb. 18, 1818; m. ist, Fanny With-

erell ; 2d, Mrs. Jane Currier.
3236 David Chadwick,' b. July 19, 1821 ; m. Freelove Carey; was a merchant
(hardware and kitchen furniture) in Worcester, Mass. ; member of the
Congregational church; d. Sept. 19, 1863; she m. 2cl a Mr. Farnsworth,.
lived in Groton, Mass., and d. 1883 or 84; no children.


Esther Thurston ^ (Moses,^ Moses,'< Abner,^ jfavies,^ Daniel^), sis-
ter of the preceding, and daughter of Moses and Esther (Bigelow)
Thurston of Westminster, Mass. ; born there Aug. 17, 1782 ; married,
first, Aug. 8, 1805, Francis Wetherby, a shoemaker in Westmin-
ster. They were both CongregationaHsts ; moved to Fletcher, Vt.,
in 1815, and he died May 9, 1816. Second, Rufus Thurston [nc


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