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(Cutler), b. Sept. 14, 1875; Gracie L. (Cutler), b. Aug. 30, 1878; Willie
Sylvester (Cutler), b. June 30, 1880. {d) Hiram B. (Partridge), b. June 18,
1850; m., June 16, 1874, Florence Bell Piper, b. Mar. 29, 1850 ; a grocer in
Fort Edward, and have: Mabel Lizzie (Partridge), b. Apr. 30, 1S76;
Maud Edna (Partridge), b. Feb. 16, 1S78. {e) Susan E. (Partridge), b.
May 26, 1852; m., June i, 1869, Sylvester Graham, b. May 5, 1848, dray-
man in Fort Edward, and had: Maggie H. (Graham), b. Oct. 11, 1S71 ;
Mattie (Graham), b. July iS, d. Oct. "20, 1S73; Clifford K. (Graham), b.
Apr. 20, 1875, d. Sept. 12, iSSo; Susan Mehitable (Graham), b. Oct. r6,
1880. (/) Martha F. (Partridge), b. July 21, 1S54; m., Aug. 8, 1S78,
Kingsley Soper, b. May 16, 182S, a manufacturer of stone ware in Fort
Edward, N. Y., and have: Caustt:n Ernest (Soper), b. Feb. 27, 1880. (g-)
Charles H. (Partridge), b. Mar. 4, 1859; n.m. (/i) Minnie T. (Partridge),
b. Sept. 2, 1861; n.m. (5) Cyrus Joshua (Boynton), b. July i, 1S20; d.
Oct. 26, 1842. (6) David Augustus (Boynton), b. May 21, 1S22; d. Nov.

24, 1842. (7) Charlotte S (Boynton), b. June 15, 1824; d. Aug. 7, 1825.
(8) James Harvey (Boynton), b. Apr. 22, 1826; d. Dec. 14, 1S48. (9)
Susan Elizabeth (Boynton), b. Dec. 17, 1S30; m.. Mar. 15, 1849, Ely Piper,
a farmer ; separated from her husband and lives in Fort Edward with
her daughter. She had: Florence Bell (Piper), b. Mar. 29, 1850; m.
Hiram B. Partridge [no. 5,880, d] ; Nellie Elizabeth (Piper), b. Apr. 14,

5881 Alice,' b. in Dublin, N. H., Friday, Dec. 5, 1794; m., in Chester, Vt., by Rev.
Aaron Lelon, Feb. 5, 1818, Ephraim Boynton, a farmer in Jay, served in
the war of 1812, at the battle of Plattsburg, N. Y., Sept., 1814; b. in
Weathersfield, Vt., Apr. 7. 1793. She d. April, 1842. Mr. Murch, her
son-in-law, says of her : " Slie was the best woman I ever knew ; quiet
and unassuming, her intellectual and moral qualities made warm friends
of all who came within her influence. She was universally beloved in
the church, of which she was an active and influential member; her hus-



band was a deacon. She left the impress of her character upon her older
children, who had the benefit of her example and counsels. She spoke
evil of no one; possessed rare good sense and judgment." Her husband
m. 2d, autumn of 1843, Dorothy Hickok, and by 1850 nearly all the chil-
dren were in Wisconsin. "Her son B. J. possessed her qualities in an
eminent degree, and was a rapidly growing man when the Master called
him from his earthly field of labor." Mr. Boynton d. in Grand Chute,
Wis., Sept. 19, 1873. They had:
Sarah (Boynton), b. Nov. 24, 1818 ; m., June 2, 1S46, Bela Bingham
Murch, b. Oct. 12, 1813, son of Nathaniel [served in the war of 1812 at
Plattsburg, N. Y., Sept., 1814] and Mary (Bingham) [of Lebanon, N.
H.] Murch ; a farmer and mechanic in Appleton, Wis., d. Feb. 20,
1891. They had: (i) George Henry (Murch), b. Dec. 9, 1847; a car-
penter and builder in Denver, Col., m., Aug. 30, 1SS2, Florence Thomp-
son of Appleton, Wis. They have : Florence May (Murch), b. Sept. i,
1883; Clarence Harold (Murch), b. Aug. 8, 1885 ; Geo. V/ alter (Murch),
b. Sept. 8, 18S9. (2) Mary Alice (Murch), b. Nov. 8, 1S49; m., at the
home of her brother Geo. H. in Denver, June 20, 18S9, William Stone
Taylor of Fort Collins, Col. ; has been a farmer, ranchman and mill
owner in Highlands, Col., now owns a small fruit farm in Passadeia,
Cal. They have: Elizabeth (Taylor), b. Jan. 14, 1891. (3) Sarah
Amelia (Murch), b. Nov. 18, 1851 ; teacher in graded school, Fort Col-
lins, and Appleton, Wis. ; m., July 19, [890, Wilfred Dexter Gibson, b.
Apr. 4, 1843, teacher °f Latin and history in Appleton high school;
served a few months at the end of the rebellion in the army, and his
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth O. Gibson, was nurse in the army 4 years. (4)
Clarence Albert (Murch), b. Aug. 18, 1855; m., Apr. 28, 1877, Martha
J. Southmayd; proprietor of a commercial school in Kearney, Neb.
They have: Bruce Boynton (Murch), b. July 9, 1889, d. May 22, 1890.
Obed Thurston (Boynton), b. Oct. 7, 1822 ; served in the war against the
rebellion in the 14th Wis reg., and died in Sedgwick Hospital, New Or-
leans, April 8, 1S64, of wounds received in an attack on Spanish fort,

5884 Caroline (Boynton), b. Sept. 12, 1824; m., Dec. 31. 184S, Samuel Mitchell,

a farmer in Neenah, Wis. He was a native of Dover, Me. ; studied for
the ministry in Bangor Theo. Sem., but his health failed, and about
1845 he went to Neenah, bought government land, and became a
farmer. He was a conscientious and active christian, a deacon in the
Congregational church, beloved by all who knew him, d. Aug., 1873.
She resides in Neenah. They have : Mary Lestina (Mitchell), b. Mar.
14, 1850; m. Rev. Albert Comstock Blackman, pastor of the Baptist
church in Sioux City, la. They have : Nellie, Loren, Myron (Black-
man). Alice (Mitchell), b. June 8, 1853, n.m. ; Nellie (Mitchell), b.
Feb. 18, 1859. n.m.; Emma (Mitchell), b. April 16, 1862, n.m. Alice
and Emma are teaching in Denver, Col.

5885 Charlotte Lestina (Boynton), b. Aug. 31, 1827; m., June 2, 1847, William

Parker Bowman, a farmer in Spencer, Iowa ; served in the war against
the rebellion.
5S86 Nelson Macomber (Boynton), b. Feb. 3, 1830; a mining prospector; m.
Dora Starr of Lawrence, Kansas; d. at Gothic, Col., July 12, 1880.

5887 Boardman Judson (Boynton), b. Mar. 20, 1833; graduated from Kalama-

zoo College, a Baptist minister; m. Nancy Cahill of Kalamazoo; d. in
Owosso, Mich., Aug. 12, 1870, where he was pastor.

5888 Myra Ann Amelia (Boynton), b. Feb. 18, 1835; m., Sept. 9, 1857, at Og-

densburg, N. Y., Lucius Lane Goodale, a farmer, and pres. of a fiie
ins. CO., in Potsdam, N. Y. ; for 6 yrs. commissioner of schools for the
3d Dist. of St. Lawrence Co. They had : George W. (Goodale). b.
July 13, 1867, adopted 1870; Hattie Grace (Goodale), b. Jan. 13, 1872,
in Normal school at Potsdam, N. Y.
5889+Obed,' b. Feb. 3, 1797; m. Sally Bigelow.

5890 Charlotte,^ b. Sunday, July 6,1800; d. Feb. 28, 1S64; m., Sept. 23, 1832,
John Otis, b. Dec. 29, 1790, a farmer in Jay, N. Y., where he d. June 12,
1876. He was a captain in the war of 1812. They had: Lucy Ann (Otis),
b. Sept. 21, 1833; m., Jan. 17, 1873, Eben White, b. Sept. 22, 1833; she d.


Apr. 6, 1S76. Arthur C. (Otis), b. Feb. 15, 1835, a carpenter and builder,
farmer, and notary and com. of excise in Wilmington, N. Y. ; m., Nov. 29,
1866, Miranda Fisher, b. July 31, 1833. Leland T. (Otis), b. Oct. 19, 1836,
artesian well borer. Wales Bigelow (Otis), b. Sept. 17, 1838, d. Alice A.
(Otis), b. Oct. 15, 1840, d. John Henry (Otis), b. Apr. 10, 1843, keeper of
a hotel at Willsboro Point, N. Y., and doorkeeper for the senate in Albany,
residing in Jay, N. Y. ; m., 1867, Emma Nash, no chil. Ellen S. (Otis),
b. Dec. 17, 1S44; m.. Mar. 24, 1869, David W. Beede, b. in Merrillon, Wis.,
July 7, 1870. They have: Homer V. (Beede), b. July 7, 1870; Waldo D.
(Beede), b. Apr. 9, 1874; Irvin J. (Beede), b. Aug. 13, 1876; Gertie (Beede),
b. 1879.


David Thurston'^ {Thdinas,'^ Thofiias,^ Thomas^^ Thomas,^ J^ohn^),
eldest son of Thomas and Mary (Aldrage) Thurston of Otisfield,
Me.; born in Wrentham, Mass., Oct. 14, 1755; married, Dec. 22,
1789, Polly Spurr, born in Dorchester, Mass., Jan. 17, 1754, daugh-
ter o^ Joseph and Miriam Spurr. She died Feb. 11, and he died
March 25 1829. He ws a farmer in Otisfield, Me. ; a man of note
in 'own, often holding responsible offices. She was a very influential
member of the Congregational church.

5891-l-David,^ b. Feb., 1791 ; m. Sybil Holden.

5892 Mary,' b. Feb. 16, 1793; "^v J^^-Y 5' 1812, Nathaniel Lamb, a farmer in Otis-

field. He died Feb. 17, 1850, aged 71 yrs. 6 mos. ; she died Aug. 15, 1862.
They had: (i) William (Lamb), b. Dec. 28, 1813; m.. May 5, 1850, Roxanna
Bucknam, and had: Nathaniel (Lamb), b. May 21, 1851. (2) David
Thurston (Lamb), b. March 30, 1816, m., Jan. 23, 1858, Laura Spurr,
and had: Edwin (Lamb), b. Mar. 25, 1859; (3) Solomon Haskell (Lamb),
b. Sept. 16, 1820, d. May 3, 1878; Mary Thurston (Lamb), b. June 4, 1823,
d. Sept. 5, 1859; John (Lamb), b. Nov. 7, 1825, n.m.; Joseph (Lamb), b.
Oct. 22, 1828. d. Dec. 13, 186S.

5893 Thomas,'' b. July 17, 1795; ^- young.

5894 Meredith Wyatt,'' b. Dec. 11, 1797; m.. May 8, 1823, Dea. John Hancock,

son of Elias and Mary (Mann) Hancock of Otisfield. He was a farmer, a
man of influence ; was representative ,to the legislature three years, and
held many offices of trust in the town o_" Otisfield and also in Litchfield,
Me., where he moved Nov. 5, 1857; a deacon in the Cong. ch. He d.
June I, 1880. Children, born in Otisfield: (i) Mary Mann (Hancock), b.
May 2, 1824; m. ist, April 27, 184S, Lyman Caswell, d. Sept. 29, 1854;
2d, Feb. 2, 1861, Oliver Waterman, and had : Lyman Caswell (Waterman),
b. Feb. 20, 1862; Clara Brown (Waterman), b. Jan. 20, 1865; George
Lincoln (Waterman), b. Feb. 28, 1867. (2) Martha Ann (Hancock), b.
June 21, 1826; m., May 11, 1851, Samuel Grosvenor Nutting, and had:
Harriet Fidelia (Nutting), b. Sept. 2, 1852; Edward Danforth (Nutting),
b. Mar. 4, 1854. (3) Meredith Thurston (Hancock), b. May 16, 1831 ; m.,
Mar. 15, i860, Cowper Swartz Ayer, and had: John Cowper (Ayer), b.
May 31, 1861, d. May 29, 1863; Flora Hepzibah (Ayer), b. Feb. i, 1863;
Thomas Herbert (Ayer), b. June 18, 1865. (4) John Granville (Hancock),
b. June 22, 1834, d. May 14, 1859. (5) David Elias (Hancock), b. Mar.
29, 1837, d. Jan. 26, 1844. (6) Harriet Emeline (Hancock), b. July 5,
1839, d. Jan. 27, 1844.


Jacob Thurston^ {Thomas,'^ Thomas,'^ Thomas,'^ Thomas,^ ^ohn^),
brother of the preceding, and son of Thomas and Mary (Aldrage)
Thurston of Otisfield, Me. ; born in Foxboro, Mass., May 19,
1760; married, in Otisfield, about 1798, Nancy Anna Edwards,


born in Gilmanton, N. H., 1779. He served five years in the conti-
nental army and in tlie revolutionary war. At the close of the war
he went to visit Mr. Pearse, an old friend in Otisfield, Me. He was
so much pleased with the new country that he took up a tract of
three hundred acres of land and built a house about 1789, and kept
bachelor's hall till he married. The house is still standing.


5895 Elizabeth/ b. April, 1800; m. Zachariah Winship, a farmer in Otisfield, Me.,

d. about 1857; shed, about 1868. They had : Lydia (Winship), livd in
Bridgton, Me.; she d. 1S82; no children. Mary (Winship), m. Benjamin
Larrabee, connected with the U. S. marine hospital as inspector, after a
farmer in Baldwin, Me. ; he d. aboi . 1862 ; 2 children. Martha (Winship),
m. Eben Davis, a farmer in Casco, Me., enlisted in the war against the
rebellion with his two oldest sons ; he and his eldest son were killed in
battle and the other wounded ; sold farm and moved to Otisfield.

5896 Lydia,^ b. Oct., 1802; m. Willi, m Hill.

5897 Mary,' b. July, 1804; m. Benjamin Larrabee.

5898 Thomas,'' b. Dec, 1807, d. 1829; n.m.
5899-f-Israel,'' b. Feb. 9, iSio; m. Sarah Hunt Edwards.

5900 Martha,'' b. July, 181 1 ; Aug. 13, 1838, she sold her brother Israel of Poland
a lot of land in Otisfield.


Daniel Thurston ^ {Danie/,^ Daniel,^ Ihojjias,'^ Thoinas,^ jfohn '),
son of Dea. Daniel and Elizabeth (Whiting) Thurston of Franklin,
Mass.; born there Sept. 11, 1749; married Susan Johnson of Bel-
lingham, Mass. He was a farmer in Franklin, died Nov. 7, 1802.


59Di-|-Daniel,' b. Feb. 22, 1783; m. Eathsheba Brintnall.

5902-l-Luke,' b. Feb. 7, 1785; m. Olive Clark.

5903-l-Paul,'' b. Feb. 5, 1788; m. Vashti Hi-rt.

5904 Susan,' m. Willafd BuUard, who kept the toll-gate on the turnpike in Ded-

ham, Mass. She d. about 1870; no children.
590S-f-Nahum,'' b. Jan. 24, 1792; m. Martha Rice.
5906-l-Philo,' b. July 15, 1794; m. Julia Maria Daniels.
5907-t-Johnson,' b. Oct. 9, 1797; m. Loee Starrett.


Abijah Thurston ^ {Daniel,'^ Daniel,'^ TJiovias,^ T/wmas,'^ JoJm '),
brother of the preceding, and son of Dea. Daniel and Elizabeth
(Whiting) Thurston of Franklin, Mass.; born there Julys, \,^\\
married Rachel Johnson of Bellingham, Mass., sist-^- to his brother
Daniel's wife. He fell dead in the door of his house as he was car-
rying in the milk, July 10, 181 2, aged 61 ; she died Nov. 2t, 1826,
aged 72. He was a farmer ar d somewhat noted tavern deeper in
Franklin, succeeding his fathers for several generations in

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