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4649 John Thurston (Willard), b. in Redwood Falls, Sept. 18, 1880.

4650 Mary Luella (Willard), b. in Redwood Falls, Oct. 13, 1881.

4651 Anna Sibley (Willard), b. in Mankato, April 9, 1886.

4652 Ellsworth Warner (Willard), b. March 4, 1889.

4653 Charles Ellsworth,^ b. April 7, i860; d. March 31, 1864.

4654 John Delbert,^ b. April 9, 1866; d. Aug. 22, 1880.

4655 Rose,8 b. Nov. 26, 1881.


Elihu Thurston 7 ( JohnsoJi,^ Feter,^ Moses,^ Abner,^ J^ames,^
Daniel^), eldest son of Johnson and Julia (Everett) Thurston of
Centerburg, Ohio; born in Granville, O., Dec. 4, 1824; married, in
Delaware, O., June 21, 1849, Martha Cowgill, born Oct. 25, 1826,
daughter of Daniel Morris [son of George, son of George Cowgill,
who came to this country with William Penn and settled in Pennsyl-
vania] and Nancy (Finley) Cowgill of Brown township, Delaware
county, Ohio. He is a farmer in Kalida, O., a member of the church



called " New Light," a man of liberal views, and has written and
published his faith in a pamphlet entitled, " How does the Blood of
the Innocent Sufifice for and Effect the Regeneration of the Guilty."
He built a church for those of his faith, and had it ready for occu-
pancy in 1885. Mrs. Thurston is a cheerful lady, member of the
Methodist church, and writes : — " Our sons neither drink tea, coffee,
whiskey, beer, nor smoke or chew tobacco ; neither does their father
nor myself."* He died June i, 1891, by being thrown from a car-
riage two weeks before.

Children, born in Peru township.

4656 Norman,^ b. Aug. 20, 1850; m. ist, Feb. 13, 1873, Ida Peet, b. April 16, 1852.
da. of William and Penelope (Halley) Peet of Delaware, O. He grad-
from Sharp's Commercial college, Delaware, and is a farmer of much in-
telligence and enterprise at Latty, O. ; she d. March 17, 1884; 2d, Nov. 20,
1S84, Rose Dell Clark, b. March 18, 1S62, da. of James and Martha
(Wright) Clark of Croton, O. They have:

4657 Flora,9 b. Dec. 17, 1875.

4658 Lester,' b. June 15, 1877.

4659 Pearl,9 b. Nov. 9, 1879.

4660 Fern,' b. Jan. 15, 1890.

4661 David Morris,* b. Aug. 27, 1852 ; a man of nervous, sanguine temperament,
red hair and hazel eyes ; left home at 19, and worked at making farm ma-
chinery in Columbus, O., and attended the medical college ; grad. from
medical college in Cincinnati, O., 1875; ™^- ist, June, 1876, Agnes Hess,
da. of Dr. Hess of Great Bend, O. ; he obtained a divorce; 2d, May 31,
1S82, Carrie Maria Granger, b. June 10, 1S60, da. of Sylvester Spellman
and Elizabeth (Walrath) Granger of Granville, O. He practiced med-
icine in Deavertown and since successfully in Croton, O. ; 1886 went to
Beeville, Texas, leaving his family in Croton. They had :

4662 A son, who soon died.

4663 Guy Oliver,' b. April 23, 1879 ; lives with his mother, who m. T. O. Cole

of Great Bend, O.

4664 Luella Estelle,' b. Oct. 26, 1885.

4665 Johnson,* b. July 20, 1858; grad. from Baldwin univ., Berea, O., June, 1883,
and Michigan univ., Ann Arbor, 1885; practicing law in Toledo, O., in
company with William H. Harris, under firm name of Harris & Thurston,
doing an e.xtensive business; m., Dec. 15, 1887, Catherine Thrift, b. Jan.
26, 1857, da. of Dr. Robert W. and Angerona (Rice) Thrift of Lima, O.
They have :

4666 Edwin Rice,' b. Jan. ir, 1889.

4667 Flora Martha,' b. Dec. 22, 1890.


Orlin Thurston 7 {yohnson,^ Peter,^ Moses,* Abner,^ yames,^
Daniil^), brother of the preceding, and son of Johnson and Julia
(Everett) Thurston of Centerburg, Ohio ; born in Homer, O., March
12, 1834; married, June 23, 1858, Mary R. Weaver of Mt. Vernon,
O. When twelve years of age he was herding cattle with his father
on the prairies of Illinois ; entered Delaware college, O., but did not
graduate ; studied law with Gen. George Morgan in Mt. Vernon,
where he was admitted to the bar. He took a steam saw-mill and
went to Humboldt, Kansas, where he has practiced law, farmed it
extensively, attained a fortune and a reputation ; was a prominent man
in the democratic party, had influence in the community ; was colonel
of a Kansas regiment during the war against the rebellion ; burned
out twice by the confederates, died Dec. 23, 1883.

« For fuller notice of Mr. Thurston and his career, see 1st ed. p. 4.58.



4668 Orlin,^ b. 1862 ; -is studying in the Roman Catholic university at St. Louis, Mo.


George Washington Thurston 7 {Thomas jfefferson,^ Fefer,^
Moses^^ Abner,^ yames,^ Daniel^'), son of Thomas Jefferson and Ro-
setta (Bull) Thurston of Littleton, Morgan county, Utah ; born in
New Haven, Huron county, Ohio, Nov. i, 1830 ; married, in Salt
Lake City, March 28, 1858, Sarah Lucina Snow, born in Ches-
ter county. Pa., Jan. 21, 1841, daughter of Erastus [one of the twelve
apostles of the Mormon church] and Artemissia ( Beaman ) Snow of
St. George, Utah. She obtained a divorce June 24, 1888, the court
giving her the custody of all the minor children and all the property
for their support, and she is carrying on the farm in Arch Beach,
Cal. He is a hackman in San Francisco, Cal.*


4669 George Washington,^ b. May 9, 1859 ; a trader, farmer, horse and cattle

raiser in San Jacinto, Cal., a deist; m., Oct. 25, i888, Minnie Lucinda Rey-
nolds, b. in Allendale, Mich., Oct. 18, 1866, da. of Robert Green and Phi-
lena Dyer (Lee) Reynolds of Bird Island, Minn., and have : Pearl Edna,^
b. Sept. 9, 1889; Archie Roy,^ b. Jan. 17, 1891.

4670 Erastus Jefferson,* b. Oct. 7, i860; d. Jan. 26, 1864.

4671 Sarah Lucina,* b. May 26, 1862; m., June 15, 18S4, Arthur W. Byers, a con-

tractor and carriage maker in Phoenix, Arizona. They have : Lurence
, A. J. (Byers), Wildred S. E. (Byers), Viola Maud (Byers), b. Aug. 25,

1889, a son not named (Byers), b. May 3, 1891.

4672 Artemissia,* b. Nov. 27, 1863; m., Mar. 31, 1891, Ward A. Carpenter", sheriff

of Ontario, Cal.

4673 Rozetta,*b. Nov. i, 1865; carried off by Indians 1868, and never heard from.

4674 Lafayette,* b. March 23, 1867.

4675 Joseph Smith,* b. Nov. 26, 1868; a farmer in Arch Beach, Cal.

4676 Joan Alice,* b. Sept. 2, 1871 ; m., Sept. 2, 1890, Henry T. Hughes, a miner

and farmer in Santa Anna, Cal. ; no children.

4677 Hulda Cordelia,* b. July 14, 1873.

4678 Benjamin Franklin,* b. Nov. 14, 1S74.

4679 Harriet Elizabeth,* b. March 8, 1876.

4680 Annie Maria,^ b. Dec. 28, 1877.

4681 Charlotte Frances,* b. Oct. 14, 1879.

4682 Luella May,* b. Feb. 9, 1883.

4683 Clara Bell,* b. Oct. 24, 1884.

4684 Pearl Edna,* b. Sept. 9, 1S89.


Rev. Smith Butler Thurston 7 {Thomas jfefferson,^ Peter,^
Moses,^ Abiier,^ yames,^ Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son
of Thomas Jefferson and Rosetta (Bull) Thurston of Littleton, Mor-
gan county, Utah ; born in New Haven, Huron county, Ohio, Jan. 4,
1833 ; married, in Salt Lake City, Nov. 2, 1861, Mary Isom, born in
Solihill, Warwickshire, Eng., daughter of Owen and Elizabeth (How-
ard) Isom of Virginia City, Utah. She died in Cedar Cit)', Utah,
Feb. 22, 1873. He was a trader and farmer in Prattville, Utah, since
in Pima, Arizona. He says : " I am a minister of what I truly believe
to be the gospel of Christ, church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day

*For further particulars see 1st ed. p. 459.


Saints.'' He was sent by Brigham Young as a missionary to the
Sandwich Islands in 1853, and returned July, 185.7, bearing all his
expenses without aid from those by whom he was sent ; quite a poet.


4685 Mary Loeza,** b. in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dec. 6, 1862.

4686 Smith Butler,8 b. Aug. 15, 1865.

4687 Sarah t;iizabeth,8 b. Dec. 2, d. Dec. 8, 1866.

4688 Catherine Rozetta,^ b. Nov. 30, 1867; m., Nov. ir, 1886, George David Fox,

b. Dec. 17, 1867, a farmer and stock raiser in Manti, since in Orangeville,
Utah, and has

4689 George Eliot (Fo.x), b. in Manti, Aug. 16, 1887.

4690 Clara (Fo.x), b. Sept. 3, 1889.

4691 Alice Mary,s b. Oct. 28, 1869; d. July 30, 1870.

4692 Anna Sophia,*^ b. in Virginia City. Utah, June 15, d. June 30, 1871.

4693 Caroline Cordelia,^ b. in Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 11, 1873.


Irvin Harrls Thurston ^ {Reuben Harris,^ Peter,^ Moses,^ Ah-
ner,^ yames,^ Da?iiel^), eldest son of Reuben Harris and Mary (Brooks)
Thurston of Garden City, Blue Earth county, Minn.; born Jan. 11,
1828 ; married, first, Feb. 11, 1849, Fredonia Case of Liberty town-
ship, Ohio ; she died November, 1851, leaving a son, who soon died.
Second, 1855, Lydia Ellen Dunham, born in Salem, Iowa, Feb.
15, 1836; she died July 29, 1869. Third, Nov. 21, 1870, Mary
Frances Gerry of Garden City. He studied medicine, and settled
in Salem, Iowa; spring of 1857 moved to Garden City, took a claim
and worked it, and practiced his profession till the war of the rebel-
lion ; 1862 commissioned first assistant surgeon to the 8th Minnesota
regiment ; was promoted to surgeon 1865, died July 7, 1887.


4694 Minnie Ellen,^ b. May iS, 1857.

4695 Cora Baker,^ b. June 15, 1859; d. March 2, 1861.

4696 Nettie,^ b. April 3, 1861.

4697 Julia Marvin,' b. Aug. 12, 1865.

4698 Arabel,' b. Jan. 5, 1868.

4699 Reuben Harris,' b. May 7, 1872; is in St. Paul, Minn.

4700 Rose Elfin,' b. Feb. 2, 1874.

4701 Winfred Otho,' b. Jan. 15, d. March 22, 1876.


Cyrus Brooks Thurston 7 {Reuben Harris,^ Peter,^ Moses,* Ab-
ner,^ jfaynes,^ Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of Reuben
Harris and Mary (Brooks) Thurston of Garden City, Blue Earth Co.,
Minn.; born in Granville, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1834; married, March 21,
1857, Mary Harrison, born in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 7, 1836, a rel-
ative of President Harrison. He is manufacturers' general agent
for agricultural implements and carriages, in St. Paul, Minn., doing a
very extensive business ; a member of the Chamber of Commerce
and Presbyterian church.


4702 William Harrison,* b. Dec. 7, 1857.
%ll !;J:i?;:. }. wins, b. April =,,,86,.

4705 Cyrus Harrison,' b. Oct., 1868; d. Jan., 1870.

4706 Harry Harrison,' b. Nov. 22, 1873; Aug. 10, 18151, Granville Libbey

Moulton, b. Dec. 26, 1829, son of Reuben Seavey and Miranda (Harmon)
Moulton, a farmer in West Scarboro, Me. Children :

4746 Emma Jane (Moulton), b. Dec. 19, 1851 ; m., Feb. 14, 1879, Joseph Ara-

tas Lothrop, a fisherman at Pine Point, Scarboro.

4747 Francis Googins (Moulton), b. March 11, 1855; m., Jan. 20, 1889, Nellie

Josephine Fenderson ; he is a farmer in Scarboro.

4748 James Granville (Moulton), b. March 28, 1864.

4749 Willie Melville (Moulton), b. Sept. 22, 1867.

4750 Reuben Seavey (Moulton), b. Aug. 31, 1869.

4751 Henry Alfred (Moulton), b. May 29, 1873.

4752 Sarah Augusta,^ b. Feb. 23, 1835; resides with her sister Miranda.

4753 James Meserve,^ b. Sept. 6, 1836; a carpenter and farmer on the homestead

in Scarboro ; n.m.

4754 Jennie Hannah,^ b. Sept. 14, 1840; lives on the homestead.

4755 ' George Boothby,8b. Sept. 14, 1842; a carpenter at Dmistan Corner; m., Mar.

26, 1866, Sarah Ann Libbey of Scarboro.

4756 Nellie Frances,^ b. Nov. 6, 1847 ; m. Charles O. Roberts; lives at Dunstan


4757 Sophronia Baker,* b. June i, 185 1 ; lives on the homestead.


George Fickett Thurston ^ {Alexander,^ Thomas,^ Abner,'^ Ab-
ner,'^ yames,^ Daniel^), son of Alexander and Almira (Fickett) Thurs-
ton of Poland, Me.; born there Aug. 13, 1817 ; married, first, April
4, 1846, Hannah Gorham Waterhouse, born Nov. 6, 1822, daugh-
ter of Daniel and Abigail (Gorham) Waterhouse of Poland; she
died Jan. 9, 1855. Second, June 14, 1857, Betsey Reed Libby,
born Feb. 8, 1828, daughter of Jedediah Cobb and Hannah (Prince)
Libby of Gray, Me. He was a farmer in Poland, member and clerk
of the Free Baptist church, died at Mechanic Falls, Sept. 22, 1879.


4758 Edward Franklin,** b. March 12, 1847; m., Nov. 6, 1869, Sarah A. Pillsbury

of Biddeford, Me., where she d., July 26, 1876; he d. Sept. 15, 1876.

4759 Otis Waterhouse,* b. Oct. 19, 1848; m. ist, at Windham, Me., Aug. 25,

1877, Abbie Susan Brown, b. in Raymond, Feb. 8, 1856, d. Oct. 3, 1879;
2d April 20, 1881, Etta K. Maxwell, d. March 17, 1887, aged 34; 3d, Feb.
16, 1889, Alice May Storer, b. June 9, 1858; a farmer in Poland, Me. He
had a child, b. Sept. 27, d. Oct. 14, 1879.

4760 Abby Hannah,8 b. April 14, 1852; d. April 9, 1870.

4761 William Lewis,* b. June 13, 18 154; a farmer in Poland; m.


Edward McLellan Thurston 7 {Alexander,^ Thomas,^ Abner*
AbJier,^ jfatnes,^ Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of /Alex-
ander and Almira (Fickett) Thurston of Poland, Me. ; born there
Oct. 9, 1820; married, in Auburn, Me., June 25, 1856, Flora Rec-
ord, born Feb. 21, 1831, daughter of Baruck and Sally (Dresser)


Record of Greene, Me. He was a merchant and Universalist at Me-
chanic Falls, Me., died Sept. i8, 1880; she still lives there.


4762 Herbert Elroy,^ b. Dae. 20, 1862; clerk in Mechanic Falls, Me.; n.m.


Charles Thurston ^ {yames,^ Thomas,^ Abner,^ Abner,^ jfames,^
Daniel^), eldest son of James and Sarah (McKenney) Thurston
of Danville, Me.; born in Scarboro, Me., Jan. 20, 1812 ; married, in
Liverpool, Eng., Aug. 13, 1844, Catherine Talkington, born Jan.
28, 1828, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Newman (Hill) Talkington
of Liverpool. He was a master mariner in Salisbury, Mass., attended
the Unitarian church; died at his son's in East Boston, Mass., June
I, 1877 ; she resides in Charlestown, Mass.

Adopted child.

4763 Charles Samuel,^ b. in Boston, Dec. 20, 1842; m. ist, Aug. 13, [868, Addie

Lomi Pratt of Winchester, Mass.; she d. Aug. 13, 1S69; 2d, Dec. 25, 187 1,
Clara Minora Jackson, b. in Randolph, Vt., da. of Edwin Samuel and Mi-
nora (Fitz) Jackson of Bethel, Vt. Mr. Thurston was a seaman twelve
years, was in the war of the rebellion in the expedition against New Or-
leans under Gen. Butler on the gunboat Annacosta, ensign on the U. S.
steamers Fort Morgan, Penobscot and Kanawha. He is a grocer in East
Boston, member of the Unitarian church. Children :

4764 Clara Louise,' b. Aug. 23, 1873.

4765 Charles Edwin,' b. Sept. 7, 1875; '^^- Nov., 1881.


Moses Waterhouse Thurston 7 {yames,^ Thomas,'^ Abner,^ Ab-
ner,^ yames,'^ Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of James
and Sarah (McKenney) Thurston of Danville, Me. ; born in Cape
Elizabeth, Me., March 9, 1814; married, April 13, 1834, Eunice
HuNNEWELL, born May 9, 18 14, daughter of Robert and Susan
(Roberts) Hunnewell of Danville. He was a farmer and Methodist
in Danville, died Aug. 30, 1857.


4766+Charles,'* b. Feb. 2, 1835; ni- ist- Lydia S. Goss ; 2d, Sarah E. Goss.

4767 William Melville,^ b. April 16, 1837; d. July, 1857.

4768 George Greely,^ b. April 11, 1839; d. April 4, 1845.
4769+James Henry,* b. Oct. 2, 1841 ; m. Aura Volevia Sylvester.


Rev. James Thurston 7 {yafiies,^ Thomas,^ Abner,^ Abtier,^ yames^
Daniel^), brother of the preceding, and son of James and Sarah
(McKenney) Thurston of Danville (now Auburn), Me. ; born in
Buxton, Me., March 12, x8i6; married, in Lubec, Me., Nov. 8, 1840,
Mrs. Clara Ann (Chase) Flint, born July 15, 1808, daughter of
William and Ruth (Lowell) Chase of Lubec. She died March 29,
1890. He was educated in the common schools and the Maine Wes-
leyan Seminary at Readfield, and became a minister of the Metho-
dist Episcopal church. In 1838 he was admitted as a member of



the Maine conference, having been a preacher more than a year pre-
vious ; was transferred to the New Hampshire conference in 1848,
and served several churches as pastor, and as presiding elder two
terms. He was twice chosen by his conference as delegate to the
general conference of the M. E. church. In 187 1, on account of fail-
ing health, he became supernumerary, and was subsequently placed
on the superannuated list. He has resided in Dover, N. H., since
187 1. He served as chaplain to the N. H. House of Representatives
for the sessions of 1885 and 1886. He was a representative to the
legislature in 1885, and was a member of the constitutional conven-
tion in 1889, serving also as chaplain.

Adopted child.

4770 Lucia Frances,^ b. Nov. 2\, 1856; m., Oct. 11, 1883, Edwin Pierce Stickney,
a tailor's cutter in Portland, Me., and since in Newmarket, N. H., b. May
27, 1859, son of David and Nancy Pierce (Hale) Stickney of Epping, N.
H. They have :

4771 James Reuben (Stickney), b. in Epping, Aug. 22, 1884.

4772 Helen Frances (Stickney), b. in Dover, N. H., May 30, 1888.


Hiram Thurston 7 ( Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Ahier,^ AbnerT> James*
Daniel^), son of Thomas and Clarissa B. (Kimball) Thurston of
Readfield, Me.; born there Oct. i, 1820; married, in Boston, Mass.,
June 16, 1844, Harriet Newell Hayward, born in Troy, Vt., May
3, 1826, daughter of Harry and Lucy (Sterling) Hayward.

Mr. Thurston is a carpenter, millwright, and stationary engineer in
Oberlin, Ohio ; worked with his father in Readfield, at the carpenter
and joiner trade, and attained such education as the town schools af-
forded, till he was twenty-one, when he went to Boston, Mass., to pur-
sue his trade ; found an estimable companion for life, married and
set up housekeeping in Cambridgeport, Mass. ; 1845 nioved to Read-
field, built a house and shop under one roof, was burnt out, only es-
caping in their night-clothes, thus losing all he had accumulated.
His father aided him to rebuild. In 1849 ^e moved to Bath, Me.,
to superintend repairs upon the Kennebec & Portland railroad. In
185 1 the " California fever " raged throughout the country; he be-
came a victim of it, and took his family to Barre, Vt., where her par-
ents resided ; she started the millinery business (the thrifty helpmeet
that she was), and he started for California with an empty purse but
a brave heart. He shipped for the voyage from New York to Cha-
gres on the Ohio, of the George Law line of steamers, as carpenter.
At Chagres he started for Panama on an " old tub of a steam-
boat " up the Chagres river, that could not make headway against the
current, so took a boat and poled up the river, and finished the route
across the isthmus on mules. Found the steamer for San Francisco
had just sailed ; obtained work at his trade in Panama at five dollars
a day for two weeks, waiting for the next steamer. On Christmas
day of 185 1 sailed on the ship Northerner, and arrived at San Fran-
cisco, Jan. I, 1852. Soon started on foot, as he was in haste, tho
the stage went the same route, and worked three months on a flume
for the Toulumne Water and Ditch Co. In June, same year, went to


Stanislaus river and made about fifteen dollars a day. Found plenty
of work but many hardships ; snow eight feet deep, threatening star-

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