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d. in Pomfret, June 15, 1738, aged about 87; headstone still standing, 1891. They had:
William, bap. by Rev. John Eliot Oct. 14, 1673; John, bap. Apr. 6, 167.5, killed bj' Indians
July 22, 1709 on a farm in Brookfleld, Mass., afterward (1821) owned by a descendant of
his brother KlxMiczcr; Leicester, d. Sept. 8, 17.59, aged about 83; Susanna, bap. Dec. 13,
1680, m., 1702, Jostjpli Shaw of Stonington, Conn., the first marriage reported in Pom-
fret; a child, still born, Apr. 21, 1683; Ebenkzeii; Thomas, b. June 30, 1687; Joseph, b,
Sept. 1, 1689.

II. Ebenezek Grosvenor, b. in Roxbury, Oct. 9, 1684, m. Ann Marcy; he d. in Pom-



POSTERITY OF JOHN THURSTON. 459

David Hall and Martha (Newton) Grosvenor. Mr. Grosvenor lived
more than half his life in Petersham, Mass., as a farmer and carpen-
ter, was deacon of the Congregational church and selectman a num-
ber of years. In 1853 he moved to Worcester, and in 1856 to Kala-
mazoo, Mich., where he worked at his trade until 1863, when he went
to Cranbury Station, N. J., taking charge of a farm belonging to his
brother-in-law, J. 'V. Thurston [no. 6,247]. I^ 186S he removed to
Trenton, N. J., where he was engaged in building till October, 1879,
when he moved to Worcester, and died July 1 1, 1889. A man strong
in character, slow to speak and act, but always ready to assist in ad-
vancing the cause of Christ. He cared not for political distinction,
being of a retiring disposition ; he was better known in the church,
where he was highly esteemed ; but best of all was his home influ-
ence, there could be seen the power of self-control very marked ; noth-
ing like temper was ever manifested, quietly he would win others to
his way of thinking, or else his wishes would be graciously given up,
unless in so doing he must give up principle ; that he could not do ;
he did right because it was right ; and thus he grew old ; years that
brought wrinkles to his face added no decay to the life within, that
will last forever. From the oldest, to the grandchild on his knee,
everybody loved "grandpa."

Children.

7241 A son, b. in Petersham, Mass., July 20, d. July 22, 1851.

7242 Cyrus Pitt (Grosvenor), b. in Worcester, Mass., Sept. 19, 1855; a"water-me-

ter maker in Worcester; m., by Rev. David O. Mears, June 20, 1882,
Sarah Louise Crouch of Hudson, Mass , b. Oct. 27, 1855, da. of Joel and
Rebecca (Gilson) Crouch of Harvard, Mass; 1891 in Boulder, Col.; both
members of the Congregational church. Children:

fret, Sept. 20, 1730. They had, b. in Pomfret: Susanna, b. Oct. 31,1708; John, b. May
22, 1711; Ebenezer; Caleb, b. May 1.5,1716; Joshua; Moses; Ann, b. Sept. 24, 1724;
Penelope.

III. Eben^ezer Grosvenor, b. in Pomfret, Dec. 24, 1713, m. Lucy Cheney, of P.; he d.
Aui?. 2, 1793. They had, b. i\\ P., Bbeiiezev, b. Mar. 6, 1739; Elizabeth, b. Dec. 19, 1740;
Oliver, b. May 19", 1743; Asa, b. April , 1744, m. Elaunah Hall; Lucy, b. Jaly 25,1747;
Daniel, b. April 20, 1750, ra. Deborab Hall; Lemuel, b. Aug. 11,1752; Ezra, b. June,
1755; Chloe, b. Oct. 29, 17.57, m. Joseph Hall; Nathan, b. Dec. 17, 17G4. These three Halls
were children ot Rev. David and Elizabeth (Pre-cott) Hall of Sutton, Mass. Elizabeth
(Prescott) Hall was descended thro the Bulkleys of Concord, Mass., from Elizabeth
Grosvenor, a cousin of Queen Bess and da. of Randall Grosvenor, Esq., of Bellaport,
Salop Co., Enf?., one of wliose brothers was the ancestor of the present Duke of West-
minster.

IV. Rev. Daniel Grosvenor, b. in Pomfret, Apr. 20, 1750, m., May 9, 1776, Deborah
Hall, b. Mar. 5, 1756; he d. in Petersham. Mass., July 22,1834; she d. there Sept. 11, 1841 ;
he grad. from Yale 1769, pa'^tor of the Cong, clim-ch in Grafton, Mass., 19 years, and af-
terward settled in Paxton, Mass.; was a short time with the army in the revolution.
Thev had, b. in Grafton, Daniel Bulkley, b. Aug. 19,1777; David Hall and Jonathan
Pre4cott, twins, b. Nov. 30, 1779; Deborah Hall, b. Dec. 9, 1781 ; Ebenezer Oliver, b. Oct.
29, 1783, d. aged 87; Lucv Williston, b. Dec. 8, 1785; Ira Rufus, b. Sept. 10, 1787; Eliza-
beth Sophia, b. Nov. 25,1789; Cj'rus Pitt, b. Oct. 18,1792, a Baptist clergyman, and
prominent anti-slavery agitator, d., aged 86; Moses Gill, b. in Paxton, Sept. 23, 1796, a
Cong, clergvman, d., aged 83.

V. Davii) Hall Grosvenor, b. in Grafton, Nov. 30, 1779, a farmer in Petersham,
deacon in Cong, chnrch, selectman, col. of militia, d. Aug. 10, 1842; m. 1st, Martha New-
ton ; 2d, Eliza Bigelow. Children: Martha Sopbia, b. in Paxton, Jan. 11, 1805, m.
Elbridge Gerry Gates; they were the parents of Frederick Stephen Gates, who m.
Abby Foster Battles [no. 2,561]; David Rufus; Silas Newton, b. in Petersham, Mass.,
May 18, 1808; Lucy, b. Apr. 20, 1811, the only one of the family living in 1891; Daniel, b.
Dec. 4, 1813; .lonathan Prescott, b. Aug. 4, ISIG; Lemuel Perkins, b. Sept. 21, 1823.

VI. David Rufus Grosvenor, b. in Paxton, April 25,1806, m. 1st, March 18,1829,
Irana Gallond Goddard of Petersham; 2d, Hannah Hill Thurston, as above. He had:
Lemuel Dwight, b. Feb. 16, 1830, an architect in Jackson, Mich.; George Sumner, b.
Nov. 25, 1831, a lawyer in Trenton, N. J.; Rnfns Henry, b. Aug. 27, 1835, a lawyer in
Kalamazoo, Mich., d. 1886; Ellen Lavinia, b. Sept. 16, 1837, wife of John A. Martin of
Hartford, Conn.; Maria Frances, b. Nov. 18, 1839, d. 1877; Eliza Bigelow, b. Nov. 26,
1842, lives in Petersham, n.m.



460 THURSTON GENEALOGIES.

7243 Arthur Rufiis (Grosvenoi,), b. in Worcester, June 4, 1886.

7244 Kllen Louise (Grosvenor), b. do., Dec. 27, 1888.

7245 Carrie Lydia (Grosvenor), b. in Kalamazoo, Mich., April 28, 1858; d. in

Cranbury, N. J., April 21, 1865.

6247

Jonathan Vespasian Thurston ^ {Daniel,^ John^^ Benjamin,
Daniel,^ Daniel, "^ yohn '), brother of the preceding, and son of Dan-
iel and Rosanna (EUis) Thurston of Grafton, Mass. ; born there April
14, 1824; married, Feb. 20, 1844, Polly Sabina Burr, born Nov.
16, 1820, daughter of Asa and Polly (Ellis) Burr of Bellingham,
Mass. They lived in Grafton and Worcester, Mass., till 1850, when
they moved to New York city and soon to Jersey City, N. J. He
was a wholesale commission merchant in Washington market, New
York city, alderman in Jersey City 1856-60, president of the board
1858, died Sept. 3, 1883; she died Jan. 12, 1888.

Children.

7246 Stephen Clinton,^ b. P'eb. 3, 1845; ^n., Nov. 12, 1866, Sarah Cora Gough, b.

June 7, 1846, da. of Edward and Eliza Gough of Jersey City, N. J.; he
was in business with his father and d. at his father's house, Oct. 22, 1880.
They had :
7247 Freddie,^ b. Nov. 27, 1867 ; d. Jan. 6, 1869.

7245 Herbert Irving,^ b. Nov. i, 1S69, clerk in a cutlery store in New York city.
7249 Lilla Josephine,* b. June 20, 1847 ; m , June 23, 1869, Abel Augustus Smyth,

a grocer in Jersey City, b. Aug. 4, 1842, son of John and Mary Jane (Hall)
Smyth of New York city; she is a member of the Baptist church. Had:

7250 Clinton Augustus (Smyth), b. Sept. 25, 1870; in store with his father.

7251 Frank (Smyth), b. Aug. 30, 1874.

7252 Clarence,^ b. Oct. 3, 1S51 ; d. Oct. 3, 1853.

7253 Louis Vespasian,^ b. Aug. 8, 1854; in business with his father, and succeeds

him in the business, residing in Jersey City, member of the Baptist church ;
m., Oct. 17, 1877, Helen Wynkoop, b. Oct. 2[, 1855, da. of Robert Dun-
bar and Almira Augusta (Rollins) Wynkoop of Bergen, N. J. They have :

7254 Helen Adele,^ b. Sept. 5, 1878.

7255 Dudley,-' b. May 4, 1S80.

6272

George Henry Thurston ^ {Davui,^ Levi,^ Benjajniji,^ Daniel,^
Daniel,^ yohn '), eXd&st son of David and Anna Crocker (Bacon)
Thurston of Portland, Me.; born there Aug. 3, 1822 ; married, Sept.
9, 1852, by Rev. Mr. Lyman, now bishop of North Carolina, Mary
Curry Lewis, born in Pittsburg, Penn., daughter of Richard and
Elizabeth (Walters) Lewis of Baltimore, granddaughter of Maj.
Richard S. Lewis, paymaster in the revolutionary army and con-
nected on the maternal side with Gen. Brock of the English army,
killed in battle in Canada, 1812. Mr. Thurston was engaged in mer-
cantile pursuits from 1838-43; from 1843-53 in newspaper business;
from 1856-7 publishing the Pittsburg city directory; from 1865-72
president of the Pacific and Atlantic Telegraph Co. During the
war was secretary of the Committee of Public Safety of Allegheny
County ; for several years president of the Pittsburg Board of Trade
and vice-president of the national board ; chairman of the executive
committee of the board of commissioners for the improvement of the
Ohio river and its tributaries ; secretary of the Pittsburg and Mexi-



POSTERITY OF JOHN THURSTON. 461

can Tin Mining Co., and secretary and treasurer of the Pittsburg
Gold Co. ; residence Pittsburg, Penn. The family are all members of
the Episcopal church. He has been engaged in literary pursuits all
his life, author of several local histories and statistical works, also of
many poems, among which was one of merit for the " Thurston Gath-
ering " in Newburyport, Mass., 1885.

Children.

7256 Paul,8 b. Feb. 28, 1854; d. April 19, 1863.

7257 Anna Lucy,^ b. Dec. 6, 1855; in Vassar college 1874.

7258 Alice Maud, 8 b. Aug. 2, 1858; graduated from the Bishop Bowman Insti-

tute, Pittsburg, Penn., 1878.

7259 George Pitt,^ b. Oct. 6, 1S61 ; d. April 12, 1863.

7260 Mary Elizabeth, ^ b. July 29, 1S64 1 grad. from the Penn. Col. for Women, 1884.

7261 Georgia Henry,^ b. Aug. 28, 1871.

6273

Francis Edward Thurston ^ {David,^ Levi,^ Benjamin,^ Daniel,^
Daniel,^ John '), brother of the preceding, and son of David and
Anna Crocker (Bacon) Thurston of Portland, Me. ; born there
August 12, 1830; married, in Springfield, Delaware Co., Penn., Dec.
25, i860, Mary Hall Heston, born there April 27, 1837, daughter
of Morris Warner and Esther (Davis) Heston of Hestonville, Penn.,
now a part of Philadelphia city. He was an advertising agent for
papers, mainly the Farmers' Review, Chicago, 111., residing there ;
since 1886 a farmer in Burton, Neb., served three months in the 65th
Pennsylvania regiment in the war against the rebellion.

Children.

7262 Lizzie Ida,^ b. July 3, d. Aug. i, 1862.

7263 Morris Warner Heston,^ b. Nov. 20, 1863; 1885 was on government land in

Burton, Neb. ; n.m.

7264 Anna Cornelia,^ b. May i, 1866; m., May 7, [887, William Alwood Pine, b. in

Coatesville, Penn., Dec. 20, 1856, a farmer in LeRoy, Mich., since 1877, ex-
cept 1887 moved to Enos, Florida, and back to Michigan Feb., 1889. They
have Addie Cornelia (Pine), b. June 8, 1889; Clarence Norman (Pine), b.
Oct. ID, 1891.

7265 David Henry,^ b. July 2, 1868; a lawyer, 1885, in Center township, New

Bloomfield, Perry Co., Penn., since in Spring View, Neb. ; n.m.

7266 Rebecca Thomas,^ b. and d. May 2, 1870.

7267 Katie Louisa,^ b. April 7, d. Dec. 27, 187 1.

7268 John Skelly,8 b. April 22, 1872; d. Feb. 13, 1881.

7269 George Alfred,^ b. Aug. 20, 1874; a farm hand in Pierce, Neb.



32ifli)ti) C5JeneiMtion.

6279

Abigail Willard Thurston^ {yohn^ yohn,^ yohny> David*'
jfohn,^ Thomas,^ jfohn '), daughter of John and Lydia (Fletcher)
Thurston of Chester, Vt. ; born there July 29, 1794; married, Aug.
8, 1818, Joseph Williams Field, born Jan, 22, 1796, son of Par-
don and Betsey (Williams) Field of Chester. He was a farmer in
Chester, moved to Ellisburg, N. Y., February, 1837, and March 20,



462



THURSTON GENEALOGIES.



1842, to near Heuvelton, town of Oswegatchie, N. Y., where he was
one of the assessors four years. She died Feb. 8, 1879, he died
Sept. 2, 1881.

Children.

7270 Hanison Gray Otis (Field), b. in Chester, Vt., July 5, 1819; d. Aug. 15, 1820.

7271 William Thurston (Field), twin, b. in Grafton, Windom Co., Vt., Aug. 23,

1821 ; a farmer two miles east of Heuvelton, in the Vermont settlement,
town of Oswegatchie, N. Y., where he has lived since 1842; n.m.

7272 Joseph Williams (Field), twin, b. do.; a farmer with his brother William;

m., April 2, 1S62, Mary Thurston [no. 7,292]; no children.

7273 Abigail Willard (Field), b. in Chester, July 22, 1824; m., Jan. 22, 1846, John

Wilson Lytle, a farmer of Lisbon, N. Y., d. Nov. 23, 1854; she d. Nov.
21, 1865. They had :

7274 Laura Cornelia (Lytle), b. Jan. 29, 1847 ; m., Nov. i, 1870, Walter Scott

Weatherston, b. in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., July 16, 1844, a farmer and
phrenologist in Faribault, Minn. ; was in reg. in the war against

the rebellion, and participated in 63 hard-contested battles from 1861
to 1865; in religion, his creed is the Golden Rule. They have Zindrof
Wallace (Weatherston), b April 3, 1873.

7275 James Harrison (Lytle), b. Jan. 12, 1849; not been heard from for fifteen

years, supposed to have died.

7276 Albert Allen (Field), b. in Chester, March 23, d. April 30, 1826.

7277 Thomas Jefferson (Field), b. do., March 30, 1827; d. March 18, 1835.

7278 Mary Alvira (Field), b. do.. May 3, 1829; d. Feb. 13, 1830.

7279 Sarepta Lydia (Field), b. do., Sept. 10, 1833; m , Feb. 20, 1866, John Bass, b.

in Augusta, Ont., Feb. 18, 1S26, a harness maker in Hermon, N. Y. Have:
7280 Eva Maria (Bass), b. Jan. 8, 1867; m.. May 7, 1890, James Hunt Dresser,
b. in Russell, N. Y., April 27, 1864, an ins. agt. in Jersey City, N. J.

7281 Hannah Marea (Field), b. in Ellisburg, July 19, 183S; n.m.

6280

William Calvert Thurston ^ (7^^^^^,^ John,^ John,^ JDavid,^
John,^ Thomas,^ John 0, brother of the preceding, and son of John
and Lydia (Fletcher) Thurston of Chester, Vt. ; born there March 17,
1796; married, Oct. 30, 1824, Philena Burroughs, daughter of
David Burroughs of Brattleboro, Vt. She died Jan. 18, 1881, aged
85. He left Chester in 18 19 and settled in Heuvelton, N. Y., as a
hotel keeper and farmer, where he has lived, excepting two years in
California, during the gold excitement; after his wife died he went to
Fremont, Neb., to live with his son, and died June i, 1883.

Children.

7282 Socrates Sherman,^ b. Feb. 10, 1825; prop, of the Academy of Music, Chi-

cago, 111. , d. Nov., 1887 ; n.m.
7283-l-Davrd Burroughs,^ b. Oct. 8, 1829; m. Mary E. Griffin.
7284 George Guest,^ b. Oct. 28, 1834; grad. from Union college in 1S60; a grocer

in Heuvelton, N. Y., since a bookkeeper in Florence, Arizona ; n.m.

6281

John Thurston^ {yoh?i7 yohn^'' yolin,'= David,'^ yohn,^ Thomas,^
yohn '), brother of the preceding, and son of John and Lydia
(Fletcher) Thurston of Chester, Vt. ; born there March 9, 1798;
married, October, 1822, Polly Greeley, born Aug. 30, 1803, in An-
dover, Vt. She died Nov. 9, 1878. He was a farmer in Heuvelton,
N. Y., where he went in 1823 ; 1824 he bought a wooded farm on the
banks of the Oswegatchie river, and died Aug. 22, 1878.



POSTERITY OF JOHN THURSTON. 463

Children.

7285-f-Ira,3 b. in Chester, Vt., Oct. 23, 1823 ; m. Susan McClellan Douglass.

7286 Lorenzo,^ b. in Heuvelton, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1825 ; d. June 17, 1842.

7287 Olive,^ b. Oct. 23, 1827 ; m., Feb. 7, 1850, Henry Augustus Field [no. 6,278],

b. March 26, 1 82 1, a farmer in Chester; 1855 moved to Del Prairie, and
later i^ miles from Kilbourn City, Wis. ; she d. Nov. 7, 1891. They had :

7288 Wesley Henry (Field), b. March 28, 1856; d. June 22, 1857.

7289 Floyd Augustus (Field), b. Aug. 3, 1858; prop, of steamboats on the

Wisconsin river, residence Kilbourn City; n.m.

7290 George Horton (Field), b. Jan. 21, i860; a farmer in Kilbourn City; m.,

March 17, 1886, May Augusta Paine; no children.

7291 Mehitable,^ b. June 3, 1830; d. Dec. 8, 1838.

7292 Mary,^ b. Aug. 6, 1832; m., April 2, 1S62, Joseph Williams Field [no. 7,272].

7293 Roxanna,^ b. Jan. 14, 1835; d. June 19, 1S42.

7294 Charles Stevvart,^ b. April 13, 1S37; d. June 16, 1842.

7295 William Harrison,^ b. July 6, 1839; d. June 22, 1842.

7296 Elizabeth,^ b. Nov. 24, 1841 ; m.. May 22, 1867, George Haydon, b. May 22,

1847, a blacksmith in Heuvelton. They had :

7297 Benjamin Leslie (Haydon), b. Oct. 16, 1S68.

7298 Mary Elizabeth (Haydon), b. June 24, 1871; d. Jan. 16, 1881.

7299 Maggie Josephine (Haydon), b. Jan. 3, 1874.

Ida May (Haydon), ) twins, born I d. May 23, 1876.
Ina May (Haydon), ) May 2, 1876; ( d. May 26, 1876.

7300 Elsie (Haydon), b. Jan. 21, 1883.

7301 Lydia Fletcher,^ b. April 13, 1S44; m., Feb. 18, 1867, Augustus C. Ketcham,
b. in Schenectady, N. Y., a farmer in Plainville, Wis., 1S70 moved to
Brookfield, Mo., and since 1S84 in Prosser, P. O. Brown, Yakima Co.,
Wash. They have :

7302 Mary Elizabeth (Ketcham), b. July 29, 186S ; a teacher in Prosser.

7303 Olive (Ketcham), b. in Linn Co., Mo., Jan. 7, 1871 ; a dressmaker in

Prosser.

7304 Ellen (Ketcham), b. do., Aug. 16, 1875.

7305 Henry Thurston (Ketcham), b. in Chariton Co., Wis., Feb. 21, 187S.

7306 Katherine (Ketcham), b. do., Dec. 23, 1879.

7307 Milton Augustus (Ketcham), b. do., Feb. 6, 1882.

7308 Ellen Eliza,9 b. Jan. 12, 1846; m., Oct. 23, 1879, John Ross, a farmer on the

homestead near Heuvelton, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 11, 1881.

6282

Lydia Thur.ston^ (y^o/z/i,^ John,^ John^'^ David,'' jfohn,^ Thomas,^
yoJui '), sister of the preceding, and daughter of John and Lydia
(Fletcher) Thurston of Chester, Vt. ; born there March 18, 1800;
married, 182 1, Samuel Greelev, born Oct. 20, 1799. She died Oct.
20, 1861. He was a farmer in Andover, Vt. ; 1824 he moved on a
sled with two yoke of oxen (his wife and child going with her brother
William) to a new piece of land joining her brother John, on the
banks of the Oswegatchie river ; cleared up the land and made a
good farm, died March 14, 1866.

Children.

7309 John Thurston (Greeley), b. in Andover, Vt., March 29, 1822; a farmer near

Heuvelton, N. Y. ; m.. May, 1846, Ann Higgins, b. July, 1826; she d.
Sept. 19, 1878; he d. April 26, 1885. They had:
7310 Martha Ann (Greeley), b. April 3, 1847; m. Alexander Mayne, a farmer

near Heuvelton; she d. Feb. 22, 1874. They had Gilmour (Mayne), b.

June, 1872.

731 1 William Harrison (Greeley), b. June 22, 1824; d. March 11, 1827.

7312 William Henry (Greeley), b. July 23, 1828; d. April 11, 1830.

7313 Lydia Angeline (Greeley), b. May 26, 1831 ; m. Enoch Gotham, a farmer in

Watertown, N. Y. ; she d. Feb. 24, 1877. They had Abigail (Gotham);



464



THURSTON GENEALOGIES.



Viola (Gotham); Lydia (Gotham); Maud Josephme (Gotham); Claud
(Gotham), b. iu Pitcairn, N. Y.
7314 Abigail Eliza (Greeley), b. July 31, 1834; m., July 4, 1853, Jacob Ghering, a
farmer iu Reusselaer Falls, N. Y. They have:

7315 William Christian (Ghering), b. in Canton, Aug. 28, 1854; a farmer in Lar-

imore, Dakota; m., Feb. 16, 1881, Ida May Spaulding of Rensselaer
Falls, They have Roscoe (Ghering), b. June 27, 1887 ; Emma (Gher-
ing), b. March 4, 1888.

7316 Samuel (Ghering), b. Nov. 27, 1857 ; d. May 25, 1859.

7317 David (Ghering), b. Nov. 22, 1S63; d. July 8, 1864.

7318 Emma Elizabeth (Ghering), b. May 23, 1867.

7319 Mary Lovicy (Greeley), b. Nov ii, 1836; n.m.

7320 Christiana Elvira (Greeley), b. Aug. 24, 1840; m., July 3, 1864, William Henry

Bell, b. Feb. 1 1, 1S43, a farmer in DePeyster, N. Y. ; he served in the war
against the rebellion in the i6th N. Y. reg., and was wounded at Gaines
Hill, June 27, 1862. They have:

7321 Lydia Abba (Bell),b. April 29, 1S65.

7322 Minnie Elsie (Bell), b. Feb. 2, 1867.

7323 Anna Greeley (Bell), b. Nov. 19, 1868.

7324 Charles Anderson (Bell), b. May i, 1871.

7325 Clarence Henry (Bell), b. Sept. 29, 1876.

7326 John Pierbert (Bell), b. April 30, 1S86.

7327 Lavilla Louisa (Greeley), b. Sept. 15, 1849; "^-j July, 1867, Charles W.

Thornton, a farmer in DePeyster ; no children.

7328 Charles Harrison (Greeley), b. May 7, 1852 ; a farmer in Heuvelton, N. Y. ;

m.. May 15, 1877, Sarah Jane Mayne, b. May 20, 1859. They have:

7329 Charles Everett (Greeley), b. April 2, 1878.

7330 Anna Bell (Greeley), b. April 29, 1879.

7331 Bessie May (Greeley), b. Aug. 20, iS8o.

7332 Jay Harrison (Greeley), b. April 6, 1SS2.

7333 John Field (Greeley), b. Sept. 12, 1886.

7334 Emma Harrietta (Greeley), I twins, born ( d. Dec. 24, 1858.

7335 Amelia Henrietta (Greeley) ) Apr. i, 1855 ; \ m., Thomas C. Ross, b. Oct. 24,

1847, a miller in Heuvelton. They have:
7336 Everett (Ross), b. in Rensselaer Falls, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1878.
7337 Laura Docia (Greeley), b. Jan. 12, 1859; m., Jan. 12, 1880, James R. Mayne,
a farmer in Lisbon, N. Y. They have :
7338 Melville G. (Mayne), b. March 29, 1882.
7339 Johnnie (Greeley), b. April 26, 1S66; d. Aug. 26, 1867.

6284

Daniel Thurston^ (yo/m,'' jfohn,^ yohn,^ David,'^ John^^ Thomas,^
jFohn '), brother of the preceding, and son of John and Lydia
(Fletcher) Thurston of Chester, Vt. ; born there Oct. 16, 1804; mar-
ried Mary Porter, born in Langdon, N. H. He was a bridge
builder and farmer in Barton, Vt. ; went west about 1848, and about
1865 settled in Brookfield, Mo., died Nov. 13, 187 1.

Children.

-7340 William Sherman,^ b. in Barton, April 11, 1833; m., in Holyoke, Mass., F'eb.
4, i860, Agnes Kearney, b. Dec. 15, 1837, da. of Morris and Sophia (Odell)
Kearney of Eastport, Me. ; he is a teamster in Springfield, Mass. Cliil. :

7341 Carrie Agnes,'° b. Oct. 5, 1861 ; a teacher in Springfield.

7342 Flora Lorinda,'° b. Nov. 29, 1S67 ; a teacher in Springfield; m., March 5,

1890, Harry R. Tyler, a caterer in Westfield, Mass., in company with
his father, under the firm name of R. Tyler & Son.

7343 Edward Sherman,'" b. Aug, 10, 1869; a pressman in Springfield.
7344 Jane,'-* b. in Brookfield; n.m.



POSTERITY OF JOHN THURSTON. 465

6287

Welcome Thurston^ {yohfi7 JoJui,^ jfohn,'^ David,'< John,^
Thomas ^^ jfohn '), brother of the preceding, and son of John and
Lydia (Fletcher) Thurston of Chester, Vt. ; born there Dec. 21,
1814; married, Sept. 23, 1837, Mariah Harriet Field, born Oct.
13, 18 1 4, daughter of Robert Wescott and Lydia (Field) [same name
but not related] Field of Chester. She died March 14, 1888. He
is a farmer in Mendota, 111., where he went 1853.

Children.

7345 Robert Field,^ b. in Chester, Vt., July iS, 1838; a farmer in Lincoln, Neb.,

since stock raising in Texas ; n.m.

7346 Alfred John,^ b. do., May 17, 1841 ; a farmer in Mendota; m., Dec. 31, 1874,

Malvina Ann Wood, b. in Westfield, III., da. of Edgar Maxwell and Eliz-
abeth (Wenham) Wood of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., member of the Bap-
tist church ; divorced ; no children.

6292

Massena Paine Thurston^ {Jason,'' Joel,^ jfohn,'^ David,'^ yoh?i,^
Thomas,'^ John^), son of Jason and Betsey (Paine) Thurston of
Painesville, Ohio; born there March 31, 1812 ; married in Colon,
Mich., Aug. 30, 1836, Levina Washburn, born May 11, 1817, daugh-
ter of Arthur and Betsey (Umsted) Washburn of Clintonville, N. Y.,
the whole family having moved to Colon the same year, 1836. She
died April 15, 1885. His parents moved to Detroit, Mich., when he
was three years of age, and in 1829 to Mongquinong Prairie, now
Lima, Ind., and soon after to Colon, where he settled as a farmer
when the place was an almost unbroken wilderness ; a man of integ-
rity and influence, of bright intellect, sheriff, highway commissioner,
and member of the National League of Radical Free Thinkers. He
"discarded all creeds, did not believe in the bible God, revered the
memory and perpetuated the name of that noble friend of man and
brave champion of human rights and liberties, Thomas Paine ; his
motto was ' the world is my country ; to do good my religion.' " All
the sons agree with their father in these beliefs, died Jan. 7, 1887.

Children.

7347-f-Ulysses Ithicus,' b. March 3, 1838; m. Mary Ann Baker.

7348 Laodice Iphigenia,' b. Nov. 17, 1839; m., Oct. 26, 1858, John Calvin Ben-
nett, then a farmer in Nottawa, Mich., since city marshal in Sturgis, Mich. ;
she d. Jan. 6, 1864, leaving one child:
7349 Hiram (Bennett), b. in 1862; a stock raiser in Nebraska.

7350-f Epaminondas Pelopidas,' b. April 29, 1841 ; m. Sarah Currier.

7351 Crysothemis Andromeka,' b. April i, 1842; m., Dec. 13, 1S60, Andrew
Charles Russell, b. Nov. 25, 1838, a farmer in Nottawa. Mrs. Russell, un-
like her brothers, believes in the inspiration of the bible, and firmly clings
to the christian faith. Children :

7352 Hector Deforest (Russell), b. Aug. 3, 1863.

7353 Herbert Clarence (Russell), b. April 14, 1867; d. in infancy.

7354 Clare Alvirtus (Russell), b. Dec. 10, 1869.

7355 Iphigenia Dulcena (Russell), b. Sept. 17, 1871.

7356 Rector Rush (Russell), b. Sept. 30, 1874.

7357 Carlton Wise (Russell), b. March 25, 1880.

7358 Cecil Lovina (Russell), b. Nov. 25, 1886.

7359-t- Achilles Pelides,' b. May 31, 1843; ^n- Ellen Mathewson.



466 THURSTON GENEALOGIES.

7360 Miltiades Aiistides,^ b. Aug. 15, 1S47; enlisted in the war against the rebel-
lion Jan. 15, 1864, in the nth Mich. reg. ; was with Sherman in his " march



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