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of Abigail Dyer; d. May, 1739.

8273 Abigail,'' b. Nov. 18, 1707; m. Joseph Gardner above. She was a widow

May 5, 1753, and d. April 9, 176S, leaving Joseph (Gardner), will of Abigail
Dyer [no. 8,205].

8274 John," b. May 14, 1710; d. Nov. 4, 1728.

8275 Susanna,'* b. Aug. 2, 1714; d. Nov. 22, 1716.

8276 Grindall,'' b. Dec. 29, 1715; lost at sea, Nov., 1748.

8277 Samuel,'' b. April 21, 1719; lost at sea, Nov., 1748.
827S+Gardner,'' b. Nov. 14, 1721 ; m. ist, Frances Sanford; 2d, Martha Sanford.

8279 William,* b. July 13, 1724; d. Feb. 13, 1775.

8280 Valentine,"' b. Feb. 14, 1726; d. at Cape Francois, 1760.

t In 1708 Thomas Thurston was the owner of the south half of the tenth lot in Free-
town, ftlass. This property was conveyed by John Kogers to Edward Thurston, senior,
of Newport, R. I., for sixty pounds, Oct. 3, 1702. He was grand juryman in 1706, select-
man 1708-9, surveyor of highways 1711-13, assessor 1718, 1722.



POSTERITY OF EDWARD THURSTOX. 523

8204

William Thurston ^ (^Edward,'^ Edward^), brother of the preced-
ing, and son of Edward and Susanna (Jefferay) Thurston of New-
port, R. I. ; born there 1680; married, Nov. 3, 1704, Phebe Battv
of Jamestown, R. I. She died Aug. 3, 1706, aged 24; he died June
21, 17 1 7, aged 37 ; both buried with the Fourtane family in Newport ;
three children are named in the will of their aunt Abigail Dyer.

Children.

82S1 Priscilla,"* m. Havens.

8282 Mary,'' m. George Gardner, and had Joseph (Gardner), d. Aug. S, 1727, aged

16 days; Daughter, d. Oct. 17, 1729 ; William Thurston (Gardner), b. July
7, 1732; Abigail (Gardner), d. Jan. 6, 1764, aged 22 years; Mary (Gard-
ner), named in will of her aunt.

8283 William.-*

8207

Jonathan Thurston 3 {Edward,^ Edward^), brother of the pre-
ceding, and son of Edward and Susanna (Jefferay) Thurston of New-
port, R. I. He was baptized Oct. g, 1719, in Trinity church, adult;
married, first, Phebe Holmes, sister of William * and John Holmes -
she died March 31, 1734, aged 39. Second, Aug. 26, 1736, Mehita-
BLE Claghorn ; she died Sept. 7, 1745, aged 38 ; he died April 13,
1749, aged 61. His will dated March 31, 1749, proved May i, 1749.
He was a merchant in Newport who cherished the coat of^arms of
his ancestors, and handed it down to his son Jonathan. 5 .'•... t

Children.

8284-j-John,'» b. Aug. 17, 1723; m. Elizabeth O.xx.

8285 Mary,-* b. May 2, 1725; m. William Almy; shed. July 12, 1768. His will
was made July 29, 1749. They had William (Almy). Ann (Almy), b.
1740, d. Sept. 24, 1756. Phebe (Almy). Elizabeth (Almy). Jonathan
(Almy), b. Feb. 18, 1746; m. ist, May 14, [770, Elizabeth Hammond, she
d. Feb. iS, 1783, aged 32; 2d, Jan. 20, 1796, Elizabeth Perry, she d. Feb.
4, I So r, aged 38; 3d, Hope Campbell, she d. Sept. 4, 1804, aged 40; he
had seven children, and Jonathan Thurston (Almy), b. Jan. 20, 1782, m.,
Dec. 31, 1809, Ann Coggeshall. Mary (Almy), b. 1747, d. Jan. 3, 1755.-
Job (Almy), b. 1749, d. May i, 1750.

8286-|-Jonathan,-» bap. May 2, 1725; m. Ruth Scott.

8287 Peleg,* bap. July 16, d. Oct. 20, 1727.

8288-|-Wiiriam,''b. Oct. 7, 1728; m. Dorothy Carter.

8289 Peleg,* bap. Dec. 20, d. Dec. 29, 1729.

8290 Deborah,'' bap. June 27, 1731 ; d. Nov. 20, 1749.

8291 Thomas,-* bap. July 3, 1737.

8292 Phebe,'' bap. June 22, 1740.

8293 Peleg,'' bap. April 4, d. Aug. 16, 1742.

8294 Edward,'' bap. Aug. 28, 1743; d. Sept. 20, 1759.
829s Job," bap. Sept. 15, 1745.

8220

Edward Thurston 3 of Little Compton, R. I. {yonathan,^ Ed-
ward^), eldest son of Jonathan and Sarah Thurston of Little Comp-
ton ; born there Oct. 18, 1679 ; married, first, Dec. 19, 1706, Susanna
Pearce, daughter of George and Alice (Hart) Pearce. Second, Oct.
15, 1712, Sarah Carr. His will is dated March 20, 1739, proved in
Taunton, Mass., May 15, 1739 ; the widow executrix.

* Will ofVVilliam Holmes, March 28, 1713, proved April, 1720, mentions liis mother
Mary, and five sisters, Frances (Jarr, Ann Peckham, Deborah Maneliester, Phebe-
Holmes, and Mary Dyer of Kingston. Brother Nicholas Carr of Jamestown, executor.

1



524



THURSTON GENEALOGIES.



Children.



8296-j-George,'' b. Nov. 4, 1709; m. ist, Keziah ; 2d, Greene.

8297 William,'* b. April 13, 1711; d. March 13, 1712.

8298 Mary,'' b. May 16, 1714; m., July 2, 1733, John Brownell.

8299 Elizabeth,'* b. Sept. 24,1719; m., March 4,1739, Christopher White, and

had Sarah (White), b. Sept. 28,1740; Thurston (White), b. Oct., 1741 ;
William and Mary (White), twins, b. May 26, 1744; Noah (White), b.
March, 1745; Peregrine (White), b. Nov. 19,1748; Susanna (White), b.
Aug. II, 1751; Elizabeth (White), b. Feb. 27, 1753; Lucy (White), b.
Jan. 24, 1755.

8300 Ruth,'' b. Oct. 3, 1722; m., Feb. 7, 1740, Pearce Brownell, and had Pearce

(Brownell), b. 1743; Gideon (Brownell), b. 1746; Hope (Brownell), b.
1750; Susanna (Brownell), b. 1755; George (Brownell), b. July 5, 1763;
Lois (Brownell), b. 1765.

8301 Sarah,'' b. July 14, 1725.

8302 Hope,'' b. Sept. 8, 1727; m., Dec. 26, 1751, Ichabod Potter.

8223

Jonathan Thurston 3 of Little Compton, R. I. {jfonathan,^ Ed-
ward^), brother of the preceding, and son of Jonathan and Sarah
Thurston of Little Compton ; born there July 5, 1687 ; married Han-
nah ; she died Oct. 2, 1768, aged 88.

Children.

8303 Edward,'' b. 1719; m., in Newport, R. L, April 8, 1753, Elizabeth Crocum.

8304 Jonathan,'' b. 1721.

8305 Mary,'' b. 1723.

8306 Content,'' b. 1725.

8307 Abigail,'' b. 1727.

8244

Benjamin Thurston 3 (^Da/iiel,^ Edward^), son of Daniel and
Mary (Easton) Thurston of Newport, R. I. ; born there March 25,
1697 ; married, first, Sarah Casey, daughter of Thomas and Re-
becca Casey; she died Aug. 18, 1732, aged 28. Second, Mrs. Hep-
zibah Smith, daughter of ' Peleg Bunker ; her first husband was
Eliphalet Smith of Nantucket. Mr. Thurston died March 14, 1750,
aged 53. He owned the sloop Pelican, the first regularly equipped
whaler from Rhode Island ; received a bounty from the colony on
114 barrels of oil and 200 pounds of bone, brought into Newport,
June II, 1733.

Children.

8308 Sarah,'' b. May 25, 1729; m., Oct. 14, 1751, Joseph Turner, a mechanic in

Newport, R. L, and an original member of the Mechanics society. They
have Hannah (Turner), m. Seth Yates; Ruth (Turner), d. single.

8309 Mary,'' b. June 18, 1730; m., Dec. 18, 1753, Jonathan Remington.

8310 Benjamin,'' b. May 6, 1731; m., March 30, 1752, Ann Jackson; he was lost

at sea, and she d. July, 1793, aged 59, leaving :
831 1 Sarah Casey,^ b. 1756; m., Nov. 13, 1783, Thomas Ward Bliss; he d.
Sept. 5, 1798, aged 37 ; she d. May 26, 1822, aged 66. The old house
in which Mr. Bliss lived, on the corner of Farewell and Marlboro
streets in Newport, was one of the oldest in town, and was standing
till iiS76; always called the "Bliss House." They had Elizabeth

Ayers (Bliss), b. Oct. 2, 1784; m. Wells; Barbara Phillips (Bliss),

Id. March 14, 1786; m. Murphy, a shipmaster of Newport, and

had three children; Benjamin Thurston (Bliss), b. March 20, 1788;

Sarah Thurston (Bliss), b. Sept. 11, 1790; m. Stillman; Thomas

Ward (Bliss), b. Nov. 13,1792; Ebenezer David (Bliss), b. Dec. 29,
1796.



POSTERITY OF EDWARD THURSTON. 525

8312 Daniel,'' b. 1734; d. May 12, 1735.

8313 Hepzibah/ b. Dec. 25, 1736; m. 1st, May 16, 1754, Nicholas Townsend; 2d,

Dec. I, 1764, Nathaniel Barney.

8247

Edward Thurston 3 {Samuel,'^ Edward^), eldest son of Samuel
and Abigail (Clarke) Thurston of Newport, R. I. ; born there May
26, 1696; married, May 9, 1723, Elizabeth Norton, daughter of
Benjamin and Avis Norton. He was a cooper in Newport, died Feb.
22, 1776,* she died April, 1783, aged 76.

Children.

83i4-|-Samuel,'* b. April 5, 1724; m. Eunice Anthony.
8315 Abigail,'' b. Jan. 4, d. March 28, 1726.
83i6-|-Ed\vard,'* b. Jan. 12, 1729; m. Mary Fourtane.
8317-i-Benjamin,'' b. Nov. 20, 1732; m. Amy Sherman.

8249

Samuel Thurston 3 {Samuel,^ Edward^), brother of the preced-
ing, and son of Samuel and Abigail (Clarke) Thurston of Newport,

R. I.; born there Oct. 1,6, 1699; married Mary . He was a

saddler in Newport, freeman May i, 1722 ; in Providence, R. I., 1772 ;
removed to East Greenwich in 1786 ; died Sept. i, 1792.

Child.

8318 Lydia," b. March 25, 1725; m. .Samuel Tompkins.

8251

Latham Thurston s of Newport, R, I. {Samuel,^ Edward '■)^
brother of the preceding, and son of Samuel and Abigail (Clarke)
Thurston of Newport; born there June 3, 1704; married, Jan. i,
1730, Mary Wanton, daughter of John and Mary Wanton. He was
lost at sea 1737 ; she died Sept. 30, 1737, aged 30.

(children. \

8319 John,'' b. Oct. 27, 1730; drowned at Jamaica, Jan. 22, 1756.

8320 Latham,* b. Sept. 21, 1732; death on record, no date.

8321 Abigail,-* b. May 9, 1735; d. May 20, 1760.
83224-Samuel,'' b. Sept. 23, 1737; m. Mary Brett.

8252

Joseph Thurston 3 {Samuel,^ Edward'''), brother of the preced-
ing, and son of Samuel and Abigail (Clarke) Thurston of Newport,
R. I.; born there Sept. 24, 1706; married, April 8, 1733, Abigail
Pinnegar, daughter of William and Abigail Pinnegar. He was free-
man in Newport, May 4, 1742, died in Amsterdam, Jan. 6, 1758; she
died March 16, 1779, aged 61.

Children.

8323 Abigail,'' b. July 28, 1739; d. Oct. i. 1740.

8324-j-Joseph,-' b. June 21, 1741 ; m. 1st. Mary Easton; 2d, Susanna Brownell.

8325 Abigail,'' b. Nov. 6, 1742; d. April 11, 1754.

8326 Samuel,'* b. Dec. 20, 1745; d. Feb. 7, 1746.

■ * Set aside from soc. of Friends, see 1st ed. p. 269.



526



THURSTON GENEALOGIES.



S 527-}- William/ b. March 8, 1747; m. Priscilla Norman.

8328 Sarah/ b. Aug. 16, 1749; m. William Bell; she d. Dec. 25, 1829.

8329 Edward/ b. April 20, 1753; m. Rebecca Bassell ; was lost at sea 1779. They

had Edward,' b. 1779, m., June 28, 1812, Ordora Place; d. March, i860,
having had William Bassell,* b. May 3, d. June 2, 1814; Eliza Ann,* b.
Dec. 16, rSi6, d. Oct. 20, 1818.

8330 Benjamin/ b. Sept. 24, 1754.

8331 Latham/ b. and d. 1757.

8255

John Thurston ^ of Newport, R. I. (Samuel,'^ Edward^), brother
of the preceding, and son of Samuel and Abigail (Clarke) Thurston
of Newport; born there April 10, 1713 ; married, Jan. 7, 1741, Mary
Coffin.* He was a freeman May 3, 1745, died March i, 1771. The
will of Mary Thurston was dated March 6, 1773, and proved June

5' 1783-

Children.

i^3-2-|-I-atham/ b. Oct. 20, 1748; m. ist, Sarah Wanton; 2d, Mrs. Martha
Coggeshall.

8333 A son, b. April 10, d. April 13, 1749.

S334+John,'* b. June 12, 1750; m. Sabra Smith.

S33S Mary,'' b. July 17, 1752; m., Nov. 18, 1771, Hezekiah Starbnck of Nan-
tucket, IVIass. They moved to North Carolina in 1785. They had George
(Starbuck), b. April 8, 1775. m. Elizabeth Starbuck ; Gayer (Starbuck), b.
Aug. 10, 1777; Clarissa (Starbuck), b. Jan. 28, 1780, m. Reuben Mills;

Hezekiah (Starbuck), b. Oct. 14, 1782, m. Hussey; Jethro (Starbuck),

m. Mills; Samuel (Starbuck), m. Asenath Hedge; Mary ("Starbuck),

m. Hunt ; John (Starbuck) ; Rebecca (Starbuck) ; Latham (Starbuck).

8336 Samuel/ b. Oct. 8, 1755; d. June 19, 1757.

8337 Abigail/ b. March 10, d. Aug. 17, 1760.

8338 Hannah," b. April 29, d. Nov. 11, 1762.
8339-(-Samu3l,-' b. Feb. 9, 1763; m. Mary Landers.

8340 Paul/ b. July 16, 1769; m., Jan. 2, 1791, Sarah Hall; he d. in Maracaybo,
South America, Oct. S, i>>02 ; she d. May 17, 1S56, aged 85.

8259

Edward Thursi'dn^ of Freetown, Mass. {Thomas,'^ Edward^),
eldest son of Thomas and Mehitable (Mayo) Thurston of Freetown;
born there 1696 ;' married Hannah Dodson, daughter of Jonathan
and Abigail (Gannett) Dodson of Freetown, and granddaughter of
Anthony Dodson of Scituate, Mass. She died Sept. 15, 1778, aged
75 ; he died Nov. 3, 1783.

* Miry Coffin was the da. of Paul and M;irv' (Allen *) Coffin, g-da. of Stephen and
Mary (Bunlcer) Coffin, g-srda. of Tri.strani aiid Dionis (Stevens) Coffin, g-g-g-da. of
PetiT and Joanna (Tliemljer) Coflyn, g-g-s-g-da. of Nicholas and Joan Cotrvnf The
witnes.ses to tlii.s mar. w(n-e Edward Thurston [S,247], John Thurston [8,284], Benjamin
Thurston [8,244], Hepzibah Thurston [8,244], Edward Thurston [8,316], Samuel Thurs-
ton [8,249], Alary Thurston [8,249], Samuel Thur.ston [8.201], Sarah Thurston [8,2.58],
Lydia Thurston [8,318], Elizabeth Thurston [8,247], Phelte Thurston [8,2.57], Paul Cofl3n,
brother of bride, Mary Pearce, mother of bride. Clothier Pearce, b. May 5, 1698, son of
-John and Patience (Dobson) Pierce, m. Ist, Nov. 19, 1718, Hannah Sherman, 2d, Mrs.
Mary (Allen) Coffin.

• .Mary Allen WHS the da. of Edward and Anne (.Coleman) Allen. Anne Coleman was the da. of Joseph and
Anne (Bunker) Coleman and g-da. of Thomas and Susanna Coleman. .Mary Bunker and Anne Bunker were
■das. of George and Jane (Godfrey) Bunker andg-das. of William Bunker. Dionis Stevens was the da. of

Robert Stevens.

t Robert Allen Coffin was a descendant of this family, who died at Conway. Mass., 1878, aged 77. He was
the firststudent registered for admission to Amherst colleg« at its openingin 1821, and was its oldest living
alumnus; the founder of the Warren Female Seminary of Rhode Island, author of the " History of Conway,"
jind a work on natural philosophy, a contributor to " Bibliotheca Sacra, and a member of the Mass. legislatur*
in IS5(i-/)7. He was the brother of the late James H. Coffin, ll.d., meteorologist of the Smithsonian institution
4ind professor in Lafayette college.



POSTERITY OF EDWARD THURSTON. 52/

Children.

8341 + Ed ward,* b. Sept. 6, 1724; m. Parnold Mott.
8342 -|- Pel eg,* b. Oct. 24, 1726; m. Amy Barton.

8343 Hannah,* b. Feb. 24, 1729; m., Aug. 27, 1752, William Mosher of Dart-
mouth, Mass.
8344+Thomas,* b. Dec. 25, 1730; m. ist, Elizabeth Pearce ; 2d, Hannah Winslow.

8345 Sarah,* b. Nov. 24, 1732; m. Noah Stoddard, and had Edward (Stoddard),

b. Aug. 4, 1750, who m., May 16, 1777, Olive Spooner, b. Dec. 10, 1755, da.
of Benjamin and Mary (Black) Spooner of Dartmouth.

8346 Elizabeth,* b. Jan. 24, 1735; d. April 5, 1826; n.m.

8347 Mehitable,* b. Feb. 28, 1737; m. ist, Nov. 2, 175S, Francis Harrison of Free-

town, Mass.; 2d, Jan. 11, 1776, Joshua Weeks of Wellfleet, Mass.

8348 Mary,*b. March 9, 1740; m. ist, Oct. 9, 1774, Joseph Terry of Freetown; 2d,

Noah Edmister of Freetown.

8349 Samuel,* b. March 7, 1743; d. June 23, 1831 ; n.m.; will dated Dec. 8, 1828,

proved Aug. 5, 1831.

8260

Thomas Thurston ^ of Tiverton, R. I. {Thomas,^ Edward"^),
brother of the preceding, and son of Thomas and Mehitable (Mayo)
Thurston of Freetown, Mass. ; married

Children.

8350 Mehitable,* b. Dec. 13,1741; m., in Newport, R. I., Aug. 14, 1760, John

Calverd.

8351 Samuel,* b. Aug. 27, 1743.

8352 Elizabeth,* b. Nov. 20, 1747.
83534-Thomas,* b. Feb. 16, 1750; m. Patience Beers.
8354 Mary,* b. Feb. 12, 1753.

8261

Peleg Thurston 3 {Thomas,^ Edzvard^), brother of the preceding,
and son of Thomas and Mehitable (Mayo) Thurston of Freetown,
Mass.; married, first, Nov. 15, 1739, Sarah Borden, daughter of
Joseph and Elizabeth Borden ; she was a legatee in the will of her
brother, Thomas Borden, made Feb. 11, 1748. Second, Oct. 3, 1765,
Amy Richardson, daughter of Thomas and Mary Richardson. He
was a dry goods merchant in New York city, died June, 1770; she
died Oct. 31, 1791, aged 61.

Children.

8355+John,* b. June 15, 1740; m. rst, Sarah Feke; 2d, Abigail Robinson.

8356 Peleg,* b. March 13, 1742; m., Sept. 23, 1765, Mary Fryers; she d. Jan. 9,

1766, aged 21, he d. Oct. 25, 1770.

8357 Joseph,* b. June 20, 1744.

8358 Bryer,* b. July 3, 1746; d. July 20, 1747.

8359 Sarah,* b. Dec. 27, 1749; m., Dec. 3, 1776, Jonathan Easton ; d. June 30,

1817.

8360 Elizabeth,* b. March 6, 1752; m., Oct. 7, 1779, Philip Robinson; d- June

22, 1782. They had William Philip (Robinson), b. June 13, 1780; George
Brown (Robinson), b. June 22, 1782.

8361 Thomas,* b. June 3, d. Sept. 29, 1754.

8362 Thomas,* b. Feb. 17, 1757.

8363+ William Richardson,* b. July ii, 1766; m. ist, Eleanor King; 2d, Mary Sea-
man ; 3d, Abigail Eveingham.



528 THURSTON GENEALOGIES.

8262

Jonathan Thurston 3 of Newport, R. I. {Thomas,^ Edward^),
brother of the preceding, and son of Thomas and Mehitable (Mayo)
Thurston of Freetown, Mass. ; married Lydia Goddard, daughter
of Daniel and Mary Goddard. His widow married, June 30, 1763,
James Chace.

Children.

8364 Mehitable,^ b. Nov., 1743; m. ist, Dec. i, 1763, Corneliu.s Coggeshall; 2d,

Oct. 5, 1769, Daniel Wood. She had Elizabeth (Coggeshall), b. Aug
27, 1764.

8365 Samuel,-' b. July 5, 1745.

8366 Lydia,'' b. 1749; m., June 27, 1782, Benjamin Gould; d. Dec. 10, 1785.



jFouftf) Orntfration.
8271

Edward Thurston-* {Edward,'^ Edwai'd,'^ Edward^), eldest son
of Edward and Elizabeth (Gardner) Thurston of Newport, R. I. ;
born there Sept. 8, 1702; married Catherine Gardner, daughter
of Joseph and Catherine Gardner. He was a ship carpenter in New-
port, died Nov. 14, 1735.

Children.

8366« Susanna,' b. 1728; d. March 14, 1730.

8367 Susanna,' b. 1733; d. May 10,, 1736.

8368 Edward,' b. 173- ; was a Free Baptist preacher in Providence, R. I.
8369+John,' b. 1734; m. ary Brett.

8370 Catherine,' b. 1736; m., March 19, 1761, William Wilson, and had John

(Wilson), bap. June 14,1772; Edward Thurston (Wilson), bap. May 2,
1774-

8278

Rev. Gardner Thurston 4 {Edzaard,^ Edward,' Edward^),
brother of the preceding, and son of Edward and Elizabeth (Gard-
ner) Thurston of Newport; born there Nov. 14, 172 1 ; married, first,
Sept. 16, 1747, Frances Sanford, daughter of Joseph and Lydia
Sanford ; she died Sept. 7, 1759, aged 32. Second, Oct. 25, 1760,
Martha Sanford. She died Dec. 17, 1784, aged 52. He was
brought up in the Second Baptist church in Newport, R. I., baptized
and received into it by its then pastor, Rev. Nicholas Eyers, and was
ordained as its pastor April 29,1759. He was the only clergyman
remaining in Newport 1780, died Aug. 23, 1802, aged 81. October
27, 1783, this church was incorporated as the " Six Principles Bap-
tist church." *

Children.

8371 Sarah,' h. June 29, 1748; d. Sept. 17, 1755.

8372 Frances,' b. Oct. i, 1769; m., July 25, 1813, Job E. Woodman; she d. Oct.

I, 1834; no children.
*For interesting estimate of his character see 1st ed. p. 273.



POSTERITY OF EDWARD THURSTON. 529

8373 Thomas Thurston,-* * married Montross ; moved from

Rhode Island to Fishkill, N. Y., 1740.

Children.

8374 Joseph,' settled in Fishkill, N. Y., but I can find no record.

8375 Samuel,' settled in Staten Island, but I can find no record.

8376 Jemima,' b. Jan. 2, 175 1 ; m. ist, Nov. 2, 1774, Benjamin Bloom, a farmer in

Fishkill, member of the Dutch church; he d. March 4, 1817; she may
have m. 2d, George Bloom; she d. Oct. 18, 1837. They had Joseph
(Bloom), b. Nov. 6, 1776, d. 1777; Abraham (Bloom), b. Dec. 3, 1779, d.
1800; Jacob (Bloom), b. Feb. 9, 1781, d. 17S2; Phebe (Bloom), b. March

13, 1785, m. Van Siclen, d. 181S, and had Caroline (Van Siclen), who

resides in Flatbush, N. Y., and gave me these facts.

5377+John Montross,' b. 1753; m. ist, Ackerman; 2d, Jemima Rosekrans;^

3d, Susan Van Wagner; 4th, Phebe Wiley.

8378 Montross.' It is said he traveled from New York city, on horseback, with

important government papers, to Albany, on the west side of Hudson
river, when it was a wilderness, for which service he received a grant of
land on Long Island, but never appropriated it to himself; lived in Pleas-
ant Valley, N. Y. Children: Samuel,* a lawyer, who settled his grand-
father's estate; Hannah,* m. Thorn.

8379 Rachel,' m. Stephen Flanson, a farmer near Ballston Springs, N. Y. They

had Joseph (Hanson), a physician in New York city, m. Abby Condit, da.
of an Epis. clergyman of New York city, and had Condit and Steven

(Hanson) ; Rachel (Hanson), m. ist, Coons of Ballston, and had Julia

(Coons), n.m. ; Rachel (Coons), m. ; Zelia (Coons), m. ; he d., and she m.
2d, Dr. Sprague of Ballston ; no children by this marriage.

8380-f-Thomas,' b. Dec. 2, 1767 ; m. Catherine Ter Ross.

8381-]- Jacob,' b. June 21, 1771; m. Martha Valentine.

8382 Elsie,' m. William Cooper of La Grange, N. Y. They had Sarah (Cooper),

m. Piercy of Pleasant Valley ; Maynard (Cooper), m. Aurelia

a lady from Rhode Island, and had Mary, Elsie and Caroline (Cooper), all m'

8284

Capt. John Thurston ^ {Jonathan, '!■ Edward,"" Edward"^, eldest
son of Jonathan and Phebe (Holmes) Thurston of Newport, R. I. ;
born there Aug. 17, 1723; married, May 10, 1746, Elizabeth Oxx,
born June 14, 1725 ; she died March 25, 1793, aged 68. He was a
sea captain in Newport, and maintained the coat of arms handed
down from his fathers, died Aug. 6, 1794, aged 71.

Children.
83834-John,' b. May 31, 1747; m. Elizabeth Jenkins.

8384 Phebe,' b. April 14, 1749; m., Jan. i, 1769, Christopher Champlin; d. in
Providence, R. I., March i, 1823. They had :

8385 John Thurston (Champlin), b. Feb. 8, 1770, bap. Feb. 23, 1770; m. Pen-

elope Minturn; he d. July 24, 1S30; she d. suddenly at South Hamp-
ton, L. I., July 31, 1S72, aged So.

8386 Rebecca (Champlin), b. Nov. 4, 1771, bap. Jan. 6, 1772; m., 1791, Ste-

phen Dexter; she d. Jan. 21, 1795.

8387 Uriah Oliver (Champlin), b. Dec. 24, 1772, bap. Jan. 6, 1773; rn- Eliza S.

DePeyster.

8388 Elizabeth (Champlin), b. Nov. 27, 1774; m., 1796, John Church; she d.

March 24, 18 10.

8389 Phebe (Champlin), b. Oct. 20, 1776; m., 1798, Stephen De.xter.

8390 Christopher Joseph (Champlin), d. July, 1780.

8391 Samuel,' b. June 4, 1751 ; m., Nov. 5, 1783, Elizabeth Lawton ; he d. Jan. 8,

she d. Dec. 27, 1825; no children.

8392 + Peleg,' b. May 28, 1753; m. ist, Phebe Lawton; 2d, Ruth Lawton.
8393-j-Jonathan,' b. April 25, 1755; m. Hannah Beebe.

8394 Edward,' b. April 12, 1759; d. July 27, 1782.

*I am unable to find the parents of this Thomas Thurstou, but am confident he be-
longecl to this branch, and insert him here.



530 THURSTON GENEALOGIES.

8286

Jonathan Thurston'* of Newport, R. I. {Jonathafi,^ Edward,^
Edward''), brother of the preceding, and son of Jonathan and Phebe
(Hohnes) Thurston of Newport; born there May 2, 1725; married,
April 21, 1748, Ruth Scott, daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Gould)
Scott. He died Aug. 24, 1757 ; she died Oct. 31, 1767, aged 37.
The stone over the grave has the family coat of arms and this inscrip-
tion : " In memory of Jonathan Thurston, an honest, industrious,
skillful merchant, whose piety and virtues procured the love and uni-
versal esteem of his acquaintances."

Children.

8395-)-Jonathan,5 b. 1749; i^- Margaret Sweet.

8396 Joseph,' bap. Dec. 27, 1750.

8397 Edward,' bap. Jan. 14, d. May 26, 1753.

8398 George,' bap. and d. May 15, 1754.

8399 Elizabeth,' bap. May 28,1756; m. ist, Oct. 10, 1783, Capt. Richard Chil-

cott ; he d. at sea August, 1786; 2d, Oct. 22, 1799, John Bours ; shed.
April 15, 1804, having had Mary (Chilcott), d. Dec, i, 1787, aged 20 m., 16 d.

8400 Deborah,' bap. April 5, d. Sept. 4, 1757.

8288

William Thurston ^ of Newport, R. I. \yo7iathan,^ Edward,^ Ed-
ward^), brother of the preceding, and son of Jonathan and Phebe
(Holmes) Thurston of Newport; born there Oct. 7, 1728; married,
Sept. 4, 1754, Dorothy Carter. He was lost at sea in 1756; she
died Feb. 11, 1822, aged 96.

Child.
8401-I- William,' b. Sept. 25, 1755; m. Mary Rowlong.

8296

George Tnxni&TO^'- {Edward,^ jfoJiathan,^ Edward^), eldest son
of Edward and Susanna (Pearce) Thurston of Little Compton, R. I. ;

born there Nov. 4, 1709 ; married, first, Dec. 11, 1729, Keziah ;

second, Greene. He sold his farm in Little Compton, Jan. 21,

1740, to John Brown, and moved to Hopkinton, R. L

Children.
8402 Susanna,' b. Jan , 1731.
8403-l-William,' b. Jan. 17, 1733; m. Ruth Stetson.

8404 Hannah,' b. Jan. 10, 1735; m. Greene.

8405 Mary,' b. Aug. 27, 1737.
8406-l-Edward,' b. May 16, 1740; m, Thankful Main.

8407 -j- George,' b. 1741 ; m. ist, Dolly Cottrell ; 2d, Mrs. Sarah Rathbun.
8408 Nabby,' b. 1753; m. Nathaniel Main, b. 1751, a farmer in North Stonington,
Conn.; shed. 1825; he d. 1827. They had, all farmers:

8409 Job (Main), m. Billings, and lived and died in Brooklyn, Conn.; he

was a good farmer, and the last of his life a trader.

8410 Gardner (Main), m. Hakes; lived and died in Brooklyn; 2 children.

841 1 Nabby (Main),m. Thomas Thompson; lived and died in No. Stonington.

8412 Adie (Main), m. Israel P. Park; lived and died in North Stonington.

8413 Russell (Main), m. Katura Chapman; lived and died in No. Stonington.

8414 Clarissa (Main), m. Ichabod Eccleston; lived and died in No. Stonington.

8415 Hannah (Main), m. Wheeler; lived and died in Brooklyn.

8416 Aruby (Main), m. Jonathan Chapman ; lived and died in Brooklyn.



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