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1884, James Gayley, b. in Lockhaven, Pa., Oct. 11, 1855, son of Rev.
Samuel Alexander and Agnes (Malcolm) Gayley, d.d., of West Notting-
ham, Cecil Co., Md. He is superintendent of Edgar Thomson Blast Fur-
naces of Carnegie Bros. & Co., Braddock, Pa. ; members of the Presbyte-
rian church. They have :

4556 Mary Thurston (Gayley), b. in Birds.boro, Pa., Dec. 28, 1884.

4557 Agnes Malcolm (Gayley), b. in Braddock, April 16, 1S87.

4558 Florence (Gayley), b. Oct. 20, 1889.

4559 Clara .Standish (Gardiner), b. do., May i, 1867.

4560 Curtiss Crane (Gardiner), b. in St. Louis, Mo., May 19, [874.


Clara Standish Thurston 7 (^Ariel Standish,^ Stephen,^ Da?i-
iel,'^ Richard,^ Daniel,^ Daniel^), sister of the preceding, and daugh-
ter of Hon. Ariel Standish and Julia Clark (Hart) Thurston of El-
mira, N. Y. ; born there Nov. 3, 1842 ; married, Oct. 9, 1867, Henry
White Strang, born Jan. 2, 1844, son of Samuel Bartow Strang of
Elmira, born Oct. 4, 1805, son of Major Strang of the revolutionary
army. He is a jeweler in Elmira.


4561 Catharine Malvina (Strang), b. Aug. 25, 1868.


Julia Hart Thurston 7 {Ariel Standish,^ Stephen,'^ Daniel,'^ Rich-
ard,'^ Daniel,^ Daniel'^, sister of the preceding, and daughter of Hon.
Ariel Standish and Cornelia Sophia (Hull) Thurston of Elmira, N.
Y. ; born there May 16, 1849 ; married, June 7, 187 1, George Wash-
ington Thomas, born May 25, 1825, son of Vial Thomas of Rhode
Island, who died 1887. aged loi years, 7 months. He was a drug-
gist and stationer in Angelica, N. Y. She died Jan. 29, 1881 ; he
died March 23, 1889.

III. John Gakdiner, b. at Gardiner's island, April 19,1661; in., in Southold, L. L,
MaryKing; d. in New London, Conn., June 2.'), 1738.

IV. Joseph Gardiner, b. do., April 2-2, 1697; m., Oct. 1, 1729, Sarah Grant; d. in Gro-
ton, Conn., May 1,5, 1752.

v. William Gardiner, b. in Groton, Conn., Sept. 5, 1741; m,, April 16, 1761, Esther
Denlson; d. at Chenango Forks, N. Y., March 31, 1800.

VI. Daniel Denison Gardinkr, b. do , March 28,1773; m., Feb. 18, 1794, Eunice
Otis; d. in i:aton, N. Y., July 17, 1817.

VII. Lyman Gardiner, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., July 25, 1793; m., Jan. 22, 1822, Mary
Crane; d. in Nunda, N. Y., Deo. 7, 1846.

VIII. Curtiss Crane Gardiner, b. in Eaton, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1822; married Marv
Parmalee Thurston, as above.




4562 William Standish (Thomas), b. July 5, 1873.

4563 Cornelia Thurston (Thomas), b. April 29, 1875.


Charles Parish Thurston ^ {Ariel Standish,^ Stephen,^ Daniel,'^
Richard,^ Daniel,'' Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of
Hon. Ariel Standish and Cornelia Sophia (Hull) Thurston of Elmira,
N. Y. ; born there Feb. 22, 185 1 ; married, Oct. 14, 1874, Mary
Toll Reid, born Feb. 28, 1849, daughter of James B. and Jane
(DeGraff) Reid of Amsterdam, N. Y. He was a lawyer in Elmira,
189 1 moved to New York city.


4564 Ariel Standish,^ b. July 31, 1875.

4565 James Reid,^ b. Aug. 21, 1877.

4566 Henry Bowring,^ b. Jan. 29, i8Sr.

4567 Jane Eliza,^ b. Feb. 14, 1884.


Timothy Appleton Chapman of Milwaukee, Wis., son of George
Whitefield and Mary (Greenwood) Chapman of Gilead, Me.; born
there May 23, 1824; married, in Boston, Mass., April 16, 1850,
Laura Bowker, born July 22, 1828, daughter of David and Eunice
(Clapp) Bowker of Scituate, Mass.

During his boyhood he assisted his father upon the farm ; was ed-
ucated at the district school of his native town and at the academies
of Bethel and Yarmouth, Me., and engaged in teaching. He was
an ambitious boy, and would never allow himself to be outdone, as
an anecdote best illustrates. His brother far excelled him in singing,
do what he might, so at the age of fifteen he procured a violin, and
in six weeks' time was drawing the bow in the village choir to the
admiration of the audience, and, as we imagine, somewhat to the as-
tonishment of the staid adviser, who told him in the beginning that
if he could play psalm tunes in church in two years' time he would
do well. This characteristic has followed him thro all his pursuits
to the present time, and is one of the elements of his success. At
the age of twenty, with less than ten dollars in his purse, he went
to Boston. He soon entered the dry goods store of C. F. Hovey
& Co. as clerk, and served in that capacity for six years. In 1850,
thro the encouragement of James M. Beebe, he, with his brother
Hannibal, opened a dry goods store on Hanover street, Boston, un-
der the firm name of T. A. & H. G. Chapman. For seven years here
and on Tremont street, they carried on the business with but little
success except that they established a reputation for capacity and in-
tegrity. Observing the power of capital invested in the dry goods
business in the east, he determined to make his future experiments
in the west. In 1857, he went to Milwaukee, and with the assistance
of C. F. Hovey & Co. established himself in business on East Water
street, under the firm name of Hasset & Chapman. Mr. Hasset retired
at the end of five years, and was succeeded by Mr. Charles Endicott,


^^ Cj\^Ci^ (\>JSUXa-^


who remained three years, since which time Mr. Chapman has been
alone. With goods of the first quality, selected with refined and ed-
ucated taste, with system and good order in his establishment and
with the rule of one price, his patronage very soon exceeded his
expectations. The city grew and rival houses rose, but he maintained
his supremacy. In 1872, he built one of the largest dry goods houses
in the northwest, on the corner of Milwaukee and Wisconsin streets.
In 1883, finding his business still increasing, he added another store
of the same frontage as the one he built, thus nearly doubling the
business area. Here Mr. Chapman studied in every way to secure
the health and comfort of his employe's, no less than the convenience
of his patrons, and introduced many ornamental and artistic features
that rendered the store attractive.

In 1885, the store, including its entire contents, was burned to the
ground, a total loss of property amounting to nearly seven hundred
thousand dollars. Mr. Chapman, being only partially insured, sus-
tained a heavy loss, but not enough to cripple him. Mr. Chapman's
experience was at this time unique. The destruction of his store
was regarded by the people of Milwaukee as a public calamity. It
was realized at this time, when he threatened to retire from business,
what his influence had been in their midst. His employe's implored
him with tears to build again, even offering in many cases to work
for him without wages till he should be re-established in his own store.
Many of his customers in the city besought him with scarcely less
earnestness and feeling than did his clerks, to build again. Petitions
were sent, signed by prominent and leading ladies of the neighbor-
ing cities and towns, praying him to rebuild and continue in business,
also from leading firms throughout the country came prompt tele-
grams expressing sympathy, and offering financial assistance if
needed, and when he decided to rebuild, his movements were watched
with eager and enthusiastic interest. In the new building he took
pleasure in reproducing many features of the old store that had so
well answered the needs of his business ; but experience enabled
him to improve in many ways upon his former ideas. The result was
a light, convenient, well-ventilated store — with an area on the ground
floor of over seventeen thousand square feet — a harmonious and
artistic building in which Milwaukee may well take pride, for it is
conceded to be the most perfect retail dry goods store of its size in
the world. The business prosperity, that received a new impetus at
that time, has been steadily increasing, until now the number of his
employes, including their families, exceeds the entire population of
Gilead, his birthplace.

For some years past Mr. Chapman has been improving the home-
stead farm in Gilead. Bringing to the subject his usual enthusiasm
he has become much interested in scientific farming, and has alread\'
made great changes in the place. He has written some able papers
relating to the causes of the decadence of Maine farms, and indicat-
ing the remedy. In answer to an attack upon one of these papers
he also wrote a strong article on the tariff, that has been widely com-
mented upon. Mr. Chapman is an original thinker, a man of posi-
tive convictions and ideas, despising cant in all things, and showing


his character and abiUty more in what he does than in what he says.
In his pursuit of wealth, as we have already indicated, he has not
been unmindful of the comfort and happiness of his employes and
members of his family who have been less successful than himself ;
nor has he been lacking in public spirit. At the present day any
leading enterprise that would be successful seeks to claim Mr. Chap-
man's commendation. His name is considered by the people as an
assurance that any undertaking with which it is connected will be
carried thro successfully, with taste and thoroughness, and without
sham. He is not content with a superficial knowledge of any sub-
ject, but goes to the root of the matter. His present influential po-
sition was not attained by luck — it is the direct result of this princi-
ple carried out in his business. His life illustrates the success an
ambitious man of high moral aims may achieve in a good field by
self-reliance, sound judgment, persevering industry, strict integrity,
and a determination to know the reason of things. He was loyal
during the rebellion, and sent a substitute into the army. He has
always voted the republican ticket, but is no politician — desires no
ofiice. He was offered the nomination for governor of Wisconsin in
1888, but declined. If Milwaukee is marked by a higher and purer
practice than the average of large cities, it is due as much to the
example and influence of T. A. Chapman as to any other man.

Mrs. Chapman is a woman of education, refinement, culture, and
the higher social qualities. She is deservedly esteemed by the purest
and best people in the city, and maintains a position of rare eleva-
tion by dignity of character, intelligence, and true moral worth.


456S Alice Greenwood (Chapman), b. in Boston, Nov. 9, 1853.

4569 Laura Appleton (Chapman), b. in Milwaukee, March 20, 1S66; m., Sept. 2S,

1887, George Peckham Miller, a leading member of the firm of Finches,

Lynde & Miller, the most influential barristers in Milwaukee, Wis., b.

Oct. 12, 185S, son of Benjamin Kurtz and Isabelle (Peckham) Miller of

Milwaukee. They have :
4570 Laura Isabelle (Miller), b. Nov. 16, 18S8.


Ada Deane (Harriet Ann Thurston}' David,'= Dcwid,^ Richard,^
Daniel,^ Daniel^), daughter of Melvin Gilmore and Harriet Ann
(Thurston) Deane ; born in Winthrop, Me., March 24, 1853 ; mar-
ried, in Rome, Italy, April 30, 1874, George Champlin Shepard
SouTHWORTH of Wcst Springfield, Mass., born Dec. 13, 1842, son of
Hon. Edward and Ann Elizabeth (Shepard) Southworth,

Mr. Southworth graduated from Yale 1S63, Harvard law 1865, was
representative in the Massachusetts legislature 187 1. He spent two
years or more traveling in Europe, making a circuit of the world,
and stopping at Rome to be married. After reaching home he set-
tled his father's estate as administrator, and in 1877 went to Europe
with his family, for the benefit of his health. 1881 to 1888 was prof,
of English literature and history in Kenyon college. Gambler, Ohio.
In 1887 moved his residence to Salem, O., and same year built a cot-
tage at Deer Isle, Me., where the family spend summers. In 1888


he was elected prof, of English language and literature in the Case
School of Applied Science in Cleveland, O., still residing in Salem.


4571 Mary (Southworth), b. at West Springfield, Mass., April 14, 1875.

4572 Constant (Southworth), b. at Gilead, Me., Sept. 21, 1876.

4573 Rufus (Southworth), b. at St. Jean de Luz, France, June 20, 1878.

4574 Elizabeth Shepard (Southworth), b. at West Springfield, July 20, 1881.

4575 Melvin Deane (Southworth), b. at Gambler, O., Sept. 23, 1883.

4576 Edward (Southworth), b. at West Springfield, Mass., Aug. 14, 1885.

4577 George Shepard (Southworth), b. at Salem, O., April 28, 18SS.

4578 John Deane (Southworth), b. do., July 27, 1890.


William Thurston ^ ( William Gee,^ Nathaniel,^ Daniel,^ jfoseph^^
Joseph,'' Daniel^), son of William Gee and Rachel Rich (Smith)
Thurston of Riverdale, Mass.; born there Aug. 14, 1836; married,
March 31, 1857, Caroline Elwell, born July 30, 1832. He en-
listed in the 32d Massachusetts regiment Nov. 4, 186 1, and was in
battles at Malvern Hill, Gainsville, second Bull Run, Chantilly, An-
tietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock
Station, Mine Run, Spottsylvania, and the Wilderness, at which he
received a ball in the neck, which was finally extracted, after many
trials. May 19, 1865 ; a mariner in Gloucester, Mass.


4579 Caroline Elizabeth,^ b. Nov. 22, 1857; d. Feb. 3, 1864.

4580 James William,^ b. Sept. 16, 1859; d. Feb. 10, 1864.

4581 Anna Jane,^ b. May 16, 1861 ; m., Nov. 21, 1S87, James Riggs, a fisherman

in Gloucester, Mass.

4582 Wilbert,^ b. June 4, 1865; a peddler in Gloucester, Mass.; m., Oct., 1885,

Mary Knutsford.

4583 Mary Etta,^ b. Feb. 16, 1867 ; m., Dec. 3, 1S84, Samuel T. Sleep, a mason in


4584 James William,** b. Aug. 22, 1869; d. June 25, 1877.

4585 Blanche,^ b. Jan. 28, 1874. 1

4586 George,** b. July 22, d. Oct. 5, 1876.


James Thurston 7 (^William Gee,^ Nathaniel,'' Daniel,^ Joseph,^
Joseph,^ Daniel "■'), brother of the preceding, and son of William Gee
and Rachel Rich (Smith) Thurston of Riverdale, Mass. ; born there
Sept. 9, 1839; married, July 17, 1862, Martha Prince Hood, born
Sept. 30, 1843. He is a master mariner in Gloucester, Mass.


4587 Martha Lenora,^ b. Sept. 13, 1863; m., Feb. 17, 18S7, Cyrus Edward Lane, a

granite cutter in Milford, Mass., b. Nov. 13, 1S60; no children.

4588 Rachel Frances,** b. Sept. 18, 1865; n.m.

4589 Flora May,* b. Nov. 8, 1867 ; a teacher.

4590 Grace,* b. Aug. 30, 1869; "i-^ ^o^'- -4. 1S89, George William Newton, a

printer in Gloucester, Mass.

4591 Howard Lewis,* b. Jan. 13, 1871 ; a mechanic in Gloucester.

4592 Mary Fuller,* b. July 22, 1873.



Stephen Thurston 7 {Nathajiiel Gamage^ Ambrose,^ ^ohfi,^ Jo-
seph,'^ Joseph,^ Daniel'-'), son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Robbins)
Thurston of Deer Isle, Me. ; born there Jan. 13, 1825 ; married, Jan.
18, 1848, Margaret Babbidge Sylvester, born May 15, 1827,
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Staples) Sylvester of Deer Isle. He
is a master mariner in Deer Isle.


4593 Joseph Wilham Sylvester,* b. June 13, 1849; "''■' -^"g- 9> i874) Bernice Bab-
bidge Warren, b. Dec. 2, 1853, da. of Benjamin F. and Pauline B. (Bab-
bidge) Warren of Deer Isle. He is a master mariner of South Deer Isle.
They have :

4594 Merton Franklin,' b. March 25, 1877.

4595 Harry Curtis,' b. Jan. 18, 1881.

4596 Orville Herbert,* b. Aug. 17, 1856; a blacksmith in Deer Isle; n.m.

4597 Ernest Vernley,* b. May 26, 1859; d. Sept. 12, 1863.

4598 Percy Sylvester,* b. Nov. 25, 1862; a mariner in South Deer Isle; n.m.


Capt. Thomas Thurston ^ {Nathaniel Gajnage,^ Ambrose,^ J'o/m,*
Joseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of Na-
thaniel and Elizabeth (Robbins) Thurston of Deer Isle, Me. ; born
there Aug. 24, 1828 ; married, June 18, 1849, Caroline Stinson,
born March 28, 1831, daughter of Joseph C. and Mary (Dow) Stin-
son of Deer Isle. He is a master mariner in South Deer Isle.


4599 Almira,* b. Sept. 12, 1850; d. Feb. 8, 1S54.

4600 Clarence,* b. Dec. 8, 1852 ; a seaman.

4601 Wallace,* b. Sept. 30, 1855 ! ^ fisherman, sailing from Gloucester, Mass.


James Robbins Thurston ^ {Nat/iajliel Gatnage,^ Ambrose,^ jfohn,^
yoseph,^ Joseph,^ Daniel'), brother of the preceding, and son of Na-
thaniel and Elizabeth (Robbins) Thurston of Deer Isle, Me. ; born
there Sept. 6, 1832 ; married, April 2, 1854, Pauline Ackley, born
in Machias, Me., Jan. 2, 1835. He is a sea captain in Rockport,
Me., a member of the Methodist church.


4602 Everett,* b. in Deer Isle, Me., Nov. 21, 1855; d. March 15, 1858.

4603 Lillian Isaphene,* b. Oct. 23, 1859.

4604 George Everett,* b. Nov. 21, i860.

4605 Lizzie Bell,* b. in Rockport, Me., Sept. 12, 1864.

4606 Frank,* b. Dec. 30, 1S69.


James Thurston 7 {John,^ Ambrose,^ John,'^ Joseph,^ Joseph,^
Daniel'), eldest son of John and Nancy (Gott) Thurston of Mt.
Desert, Me. ; born on Gott's Island, Tremont, Oct. 19, 1823 ; married,
first, March 12, 1845, Eliza Ann Benson, born April 15, 1824,
daughter of Benjamin James and Almira (Heath) Benson of Tre-
mont, Me. She died Oct. 10, 1857. Second, Jan. 10, 1861, Mary
Ann Dix ; she was drowned Jan. 17, 1879. He was a mariner in
Tremont, Me.



4607 James Granville,^ b. July 24, 1846; m., Jan. 10, 1875, Matilda Jane Norwood,
b. Jan. 17, 1857, da. of Samuel and Sarah (Albee) Norwood of Tremont;
he was a mariner in Tremont ; d. from exposure during a shipwreck on
Nantucket shoals, and was buried March 31, 1879; his widow m.. May 13,
1883, Plymouth Rock Leland, a mariner m Eden, Me., b. Feb. 11,1843,
son of Thomas and Mary Ann (McFarland) Leland. Child:
460S James Granville,' b. May 31, 1879.

4609 John Benjamm,8 b. Oct. (o, 1847; a master mariner, light keeper. Duck
Island, P. O., Southwest Harbor, Me.; m., Dec. 23, 186S, Hannah Emeline
Dix, b. Oct. 16, 1844. They have:
4610 Gertie Blanche,' b. Oct. 13, 1871.

461 1 Ann Maria,* b. Dec. 13,1854; m., Jan. 26, 1876, Franklin Pierce Pray, b.
May 5, 1852, son of Ephraim and Rebecca Pinkham (Norton) Pray of Mt.
Desert, Me., a dealer in pianos, organs, sewing machines, etc., in Bar Har-
bor, Me. They have :

4612 Arthur Eugene (Pray), b. Jan. 28, 1877.

4613 Annie Mabel (Pray), b. July 24, 1880.

4614 Frank Whitney (Pray), b. April 7, 1882.

4615 Rebecca (Pray), b. May 9, 1884.

4616 Eliza (Pray), b. March 5, 1887.

4617 Ephraim (Pray), b.

4618 Rose Emeline,* b. Sept. i, 1862; m., Sept. 9, 1882, Capt. Charles Herbert
Dodge, b. Oct. 30, 1858, a master mariner in Pretty Marsh, Me. Have :

4619 Martha Ethel (Dodge), b. Jan. 30, 1885.

4620 Irene Angeline (Dodge), b. May 5, 1887.

4621 Blanche (Dodge), b. Feb. 5, 1891. ^

4622 Mary Rena,^ b. April 12, 1866; n.m.


Charles Thurston ^ (^John,^ Ambrose,'' John,'' yoseph,^ Joseph,*
Daniel'^'), brother of the preceding, and son of John and Nancy
(Gott) Thurston of Tremont, Me. : married, May, 1868, Hannah
Ann Thurston [no. 3,011]. He is a fisherman in West Tremont.


4623 A son, d. in infancy.

4624 Watson J.^

4625 A daughter, d. in infancy.

4626 Fanny Evelyn,* d. in infancy.

4627 William Caspar,* adopted by Mrs. Hannah Dodge of Seal Cove, Me.

4628 Fanny Evelyn.*

4629 Charles Raymond,* b. Sept. 10, 1875, adopted by Gott.


Harrison Thurston 7 (y,:z^^V^,^ Daniel,'^ John,* Benjamifi,^ Joseph,*
Daniel^), only son of Jacob and Hannah (Miller) Thurston of May-
field, N. Y. ; born there April 2, 1842 ; married, Jan. 13, 1865, Jen-
nie Ellison, born March 26, 1843, daughter of Abner and Jane
(Neely) Ellison of Jefferson, 111. He is conductor on the C. B. Q. R.
R., has been running on the road for twenty-four years from Chi-
cago, 111., to Burlington, la., three times a week, with residence in
Chicago ; members of the Methodist church.


4630 Anna,* b. in Norwood Park, 111., Nov. 11, 1866; is clerk in the office of the

C. B. Q. R. R. in Chicago.

4631 Nellie Jane,* b. do., Jan. 9, 1872.

4632 Alice,* b. Feb. 24, 1876; d. Oct. 24, 1878.

4633 Harry Edward,* b. in Chicago, Sept. 8, 1883.



Oscar Simon Thurston ? (S/mon,^ Danie/,^ yohn,'^ Benjamin,'^ jfo-
seph^^ Daniel^), son of Simon and Lovina (Bemis) Thurston of May-
field, N. Y. ; born there Aug. 25, 1841 ; married, March 27, 1862,
Margaret Johnson, born August 12, 1841, daughter of Henry and
Margaret (Putnam) Johnson. A contractor in Kansas City.


4634 George Whitfield/ b. in Tama City, la., April 14, 187 r; grad. from college

in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1S88, correspondent for Wells, Fargo & Co.'s
Express in Kansas City, Mo.


Mary Josephene Thurston 7 {Simoti,^ Daniel,^ JoJm,'^ Benjamin,^
jfoseph,^ Datiiel^), sister of the preceding, and daughter of Simon
and Lovina (Bemis) Thurston of Mayfield, N. Y. ; born there Dec.
I, 1847 ; married, Dec. 5, 1867, William S. McKee, a farmer in Ce-
dar Rapids, Iowa, son of Joseph McKee. She died Nov. 20, 1881.


4635 Franklin Watts (McKee), b. July 12, 1872.

4636 John Harvy (McKee), b. Aug. 19, 1877.


]MosES Thurston 7 {Moses,^ Moses,^ Moses,^ Abner,^ ^ames,^ Dan-
/(?/'), son of Moses and Hannah (Bolton) Thurston of Cambridge,
Vt. ; born in Westminster, Mass., Oct. 2, 181 1 ; married, 1840. Mrs.
Eliza (Chaffin) FLAGG*of Holden, Mass. He was a hunter and
trapper; 1839 settled in Holden as a farmer and stone mason ; died
of an injury from a mad steer, June 12, 1854.


4637 + Lyman Flagg,^ b. Dec. 25, 1841 ; m. Alice Gertrude Swett.

4638 George Washington,^ b. Dec. 20, 1S43 ! enlisted in the 57th Mass. reg., and

was killed in the first battle of the wilderness, May 9, 1864.

4639 Alvin Eugene,^ b. Jan. 28, 1847; a foreman builder, in the employ of Nor-

cross Brothers of Worcester, Mass. ; n.m.

4640 Matilda Bolton,^ b. May 25, 1849; "^^ Frank St. George, and lives in Oxford,

Mass. ; one da.

4641 Mary Freelove,^ b. Jan. 31, 1851 ; d. Oct. 29, 1864.


James Tottingham Thurston 7 [Moses,^ Moses,^ Moses,'- Abncr,^
James,^ Daniel '^^^ brother of the preceding, and son of Moses and
Hannah (Bolton) Thurston of Cambridge, Vt. ; born there Feb. 19,
1818; married, first, Feb. 14, 1843, Fanny Witherell, born Sept.
22, 1822, daughter of Elijah and Lucretia (Bailey) Witherell; she
died 1865. Second, Levira Jane (Bean) Currier, widow of J. Q.
Currier. He went to Montpelier, Vt., at the age of fifteen, and was
soon engaged as clerk with the Vermont Mutual Fire Insurance
Co. In 1842 was made treasurer, and in 1874 president. Ill

* Her maiden name was Chaffin; she m. 1st, James Flagg of Holden, and liad a da.
who m. Norton T. Thomas of Potsdam, N. Y.



health compelled him to resign in 1877. He had held nearly all
town offices, and declined many that sought him. He was connected
with nearly every public measure ; was widely known ; an eminently
practical man, a fluent speaker, and some of his terse sentences were
frequently quoted in the time of the war of the rebellion, died June
14, 1878.

4642+John Baldwin,^ b. Feb. 10, 1849; rn- Lucy Fiske.


Charles Thurston 7 {Peter^^ Peter,'^ Moses,^ Abner,^ yames,^ DaJi-
iel^), son of Peter and Elizabeth (Jackson) Thurston of Granville,
Ohio ; born there Feb. 23, 1833 ; married, in Nekama, Wis., Nov. 27,
1854, Johanna Dilley, born in Allegany county, N. Y., Nov. 11,
1838, daughter of John and Mary (Barker) Dilley of Garden City,
Minn. She died Feb. 18, 1889. He is a farmer and manufacturer
of a scrofula medicine in Garden City, for which he claims power to
render cures certain ; member of the Baptist church ; says they were
pioneers in Minnesota, and experienced all the trials and hardships
from Indians and a new country usual to pioneer life for twenty-five
years ; have aimed to give a right direction to the character of the


4643 Mary Ellen,^ b. Oct. 17, 1856; m., June 2, 1875, Thomas L- Rodgers, a miller
in Vernon Center and Nicollet, Minn., since traveling, selling shoes ; resi-
dence Mankato, Minn., where Mrs. Rodgers keeps a millinery store. Have :

4644 Charles (Rodgers), b. Feb. 29, 1876.

4645 Jessie (Rodgers), b. Dec. 10, 1S77.

4646 Paul (Rodgers), b. in Nicollet, May 22, 1881.

4647 Lizzie,^ b. in Stittsville, N. Y., May 30, 1858; m., in Lyra, O., March 19,
1878, Daniel Griswold Willard, was a farmer in Redwood Falls, Minn.,
b. March 23, 1854, son of Daniel S. and Catherine (Williams) Willard of
Holland Patent, N. Y., since 1885 a mnfr. of brick and dealer in stone,
lime, cement and wood in Mankato, Minn., under firm name of Willard
& Polchow. They have :

4648 Raymond Gilbert (Willard), b. in Garden City, Minn., March 6, 1879.

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