5164 Samuel Thurston, said to be the son of Benjamin of Gilmanton and after of Gilford, N. H.; married, first, Sally Ames; second, May 9, 1812, Annes FosTer of Gilmanton; third, Nov. 3, 1822, Mrs. Thomas Buzzell of Gilford.

The above Samuel had a brother Miles and nine sisters, who lived and died in Gilford, probably the following: —

5365+Mary,b. May 17, 1779; m. Isaac Runnels; Lydia, n.m.; Betsey, Pa., by Elder Uriah Morrison, Nov. 23, 1810, Jonathan Grant of Gilmanton; Phebe, m., by Rev. Isaac Smith, Oct. 11, 1804, Nathan Hatch of Gilmanton; Martha, n.m.; Hannah, n.m.; Eleanor, n.m.; Abigail, n.m.

Children of Samuel.

5366+Miles, b. Dec. 13, 1821; m. Eliza Ricker.

5367 Samuel, lived in Gloucester, Mass., Thomas, Annes.


Mary Thurston, born May 17, 1779; married, 1798, Isaac Runnels, born April 23, 1778, son of Isaac and Anna (Ham) Runnels of Barrington, N. H. He was a farmer in Gilmanton and Gilford, N. H. She died Oct. 15, 1816. He married, second, March 17, 1817, Eunice Eaton of Tuftonboro, N. H., born in Meredith, N. H., Nov. 30, 1784, died 1818; third, Feb. 28, 1820, Sophia Leavitt of Gilmanton, born Dec. 15, 1792, died Nov. 17,1846; fourth, November, 1847, Mrs. Susan Weeks of Gilford, died 1862. He died at his daughter's, Mrs. Buzzell, Jan. 14, 1864. Children.

5368 Isaac (Runnels), b. June 2, 1800; a farmer in Gilmanton and Loudon, N.

H., Bennington, Vt., and Warrensville, Ill. ; m. 1st, Mehitable P. Sargent of Loudon; 2d, Mrs. Anna Vaughn; five children.

5369 Lydia (Runnels), b. July 26, i8o[; m„ 1842, Levi Lovett of Laconia, N. H.

She was deaf and dumb, but enabled to lead a very useful life.

5370 Molly (Runnels), b. April 26, 1803; m., 1826, Samuel Brown, a farmer in Gil

manton and Northfield, N. H.; d. Aug. 2, 1837; five children.

5371 Samuel (Runnels), b. April 13, 1806; d. young.

5372 Betsey Thurston (Runnels), b. Oct. 3, 1808; m., 1833, Elias Smith Buzzell, a

farmer in Sanbomton, N. H.; seven children.

5373 Lucinda (Runnels), b. June 29, 1810; killed by mill logs with her brother.

5374 John (Runnels), b. April 15, 1812; m. 1st, 1831, Sally Oilman of Sanbom

ton; 2d, 1839, Artemisia Stewart Witcher of Northfield; resided in Northfield and Sanbomton till 1869, then removed to Canterbury, N. H.; 11 chil.

5375 Josiah (Runnels), b. Dec. 13, 1813; killed by mill logs, April 4, 1817.

5376 Josiah (Runnels), b. April 29, 1818; d. 1839.

5377 Julia Ann (Runnels), b. April 29, 1821.

5378 Freeman (Runnels), b. 1829; entered the U. S. army.

5379 Jesse Sanborn (Runnels), b. Jan. 27, 1830; name changed to Joseph George

Gerrish, and lived in Pittsfield, N. H.

5380 Almira Rachel (Runnels), b. Nov. 3, 1833.


Miles Thurston {Samuel), son of Samuel and Ann (Foster) Thurston of Gilford, N. H.; born there Dec. 13,1821; married, Feb. 13, 1843, Eliza Ricker, bom in Dover, N. H., Feb. 11, 1824, daughter of James Shores and Eliza (Whitten) Ricker of Alton, N. H. He is a farmer in Lynnfield Center, Mass., and a member of the Methodist church. Previous to taking up his present residence he lived in Alton and Tamworth, N. H., and in Peabody, Mass.

Children, born in Alton.

5381 Eliza Jane, b. Sept. 18, 1845; m. 1st, Sept. 18, 1861, Caleb Augustus Web

ster of Peabody, Mass., her parents residing there at the time. He enlisted in the army against the rebellion in August, 1862, took the swamp fever, came home sick in June, 1863, and died a few days after. She removed to Lynnfield Center, Mass., with her parents, and m. 2d, Jan. I, 1868, Robert Sweetser Henfield, a farmer. She had:

5382 Daniel Augustus (Webster), b. in Peabody, March 30, 1862.

5383 Joseph Stillman (Henfield), b. Nov. 8, 1868.

5384 Ethel Perkins (Henfield), b. June 12, 1876.

5385 James Melvin, b. April 22, 1847; m., Aug. I, 1868, Lydia Jane Sayward; he was a wheelwright, residing in Wobum, and after in Peabody, Mass., where he d. suddenly, Aug. 27, 1878. They had: 5386 Lillian Elma, b. Aug. 7, d. Aug. 18, 1869. 5387+John Langdon, b. Jan. 26, 1850; m. Carrie Matilda Henfield.

5388 Eliza Melvina, b. Sept. 25, 1852; m., April 4, 1877, James Louis Tucker, a

farmer in Lynnfield Center.

5389 Daniel Lander, b. Nov. 6, 1854; d. Aug. 13, 1855.

5390 Caroline Maria, b. in Tamworth, N. H., Sept. 17, 1856; d. Sept. 23, 1858.

5391 Carrie Helen, b. in Peabody, Oct. 16, 1861.


John Langdon Thurston (Miles, Samuel), son of Miles and Eliza (Ricker) Thurston of Lynnfield Center, Mass.; born in Alton, N. H., Jan. 26, 1850; married, May 2, 1870, Carrie Matilda Henfield, born Nov. 23, 1848, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Green (Sweetser) Henfield of Lynnfield Center. He is collector in San Francisco, Cal., a member of the Congregational church. Before going to California he was conductor on trains running out of Boston, living in Danvers and Lynn, Mass., and Portsmouth, N. H. They had:

5392 Edwin Langdon, b. in Danvers, March 5, 1871.

5393 Sarah (or Sally) Thurston, born June 16,1778; married, in Gilmanton, N. H., where most of her married life was spent, by Elder Richard Martin, Sept. 15, 1803, Hubbard Thompson, born in Holderness, N. H., April 22, 1782, one of a large family, originally of Durham, but living chiefly in Holdemess, N. H. The family tradition is that she was from "down country," in the neighborhood of Portsmouth, Durham, or Exeter. She died in Danville, Vt., two weeks after the birth of her daughter, Sept. 19, l8u, aged 35.

Children, born in Gilmanton.

5394 Elizabeth (Thompson), b. June 28, 1804; m. Alanson Curtis; she d. Nov.

20, 1867, leaving a da. Mary Jane (Curtis), who m. Myron Dodge of Hume,
N. Y., and a son Horace (Curtis), who m., in Vermontville, Mich., Miss
Martin, and have Harriet (Curtis), grad. from Oberlin, and is a teacher in
Wellesley, Mass.

5395 Hubbard (Thompson), b. Dec. 13, 1806; m. Lydia Dexter; had a da. Eliza

(Thompson) in Ohio; he d. in 1834 or 5.

5396 Sarah (Thompson), b. Nov. 23,1807; m. Sylvester Wait; she d. at Pine Hill,

N. Y., 1876. They had Thompson (Wait), living at or near Pine Hill; a da.
Elvira (Wait), m. Root, d. some years since, and Smith (Wait), d., n.m.

5397 Lorenzo Dow (Thompson), b. in Danville, Vt., April 21, 1809; m. Betsey Far

ley; he d. in Center, Wis., May 23, i860; she d. July 21, 1885. They had: 5398 Mary (Thompson), b. in Stafford or Morganville, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1837; m. Elias Fockler of Edgarton, Wis., 1858, and had Irene (Fockler), b. Oct. 1, i860, private sec, to Miss Frances E. Willard, Evanston, Ill. j Bertie (Fockler), b. 1865, and a son who d. young. 3399 Orlin Thurston (Thompson), b. about 1840; living in Eden, Dakota; n.m. 5400 Alice (Thompson), b. in Janesville, Wis., Oct., 1846; m. Joseph Warner of Eden, and have two daughters and two sons. 5401 Hannah Thurston (Thompson), b. Sept. 5, 1811; m., in LeRoy, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1836, Harvey Brace, b. near Marietta, O., July 14, 1801, lived in Janesville, Wis.; she d, Nov. 4, 1854, he d. Aug. 14, 1875. They were, and all their children are members of the Cong, church, and nearly all have been active in religious philanthropic work. They had:

5402 Sarah Minerva (Brace), b. in Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1837; grad. from

Baraboo Female Sem., Wis., 1861, a lady of literary taste and activity as teacher in Baraboo and Milwaukee, Wis., and Evanston, Ill. ; correspondent for several journals, including the Andover Review; author of "In and Around Berlin," published in Chicago 1889, and conjointly with her husband of "Service in the King's Guards," published in Boston 1891; has crossed the Atlantic twice, visiting most of the countries of Europe, England and France; m., in janesville, April 18, 1867, Rev. Smith Norton, b. in Madison, Me., Apr. 18, 1824; grad. from Oberlin 1855 and Oberlin Theo. Sem. 1858.

5403 Frances Helen (Brace), b. in Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1838; grad.

with her sister Sarah M. 1861; a teacher before marriage in Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston, and Wellesley college; has made a specialty of the study of the History of Art; owns a valuable art library and many thousand art photographs; went abroad with her husband in 1888, and spent three years in Europe, Constantinople and Asia Minor; has written somewhat for the public press; m., in Evanston, Ill., July 9, 1884, Prof. Joseph Emerson, DD., LL.D., prof, of Greek in Beloit college, Wis., 43 years, b. in Norfolk, Ct., May 28, 1821, grad. from Yale 1841, from Andover after.

5404 Marshall Philemon (Brace), b. in Rochester, Mich., Dec. 21, 1842; served

in the war against the rebellion in the 43d Wis. reg. 1864-5; member Thomas Post G. A. R., Chicago; m., in janesville, Wis., Jan. 1, 1868, Lucy Ellen Clark, b. in Whitefield, N. H., Aug. 21, 1846; is a special agent for the Hartford Steam Boiler Ins. and Insp. Co. in Chicago, Ill. They have: George Marshall (Brace), b. May, 29, 1869, grad. from Beloit college 1891; Minerva Emily (Brace), b. Jan. 3, 1871, d. Dec. 2, 1875; Lulu Kathleen (Brace), b. Sept. 27, 1872, d. Mar. 9, 1874; Helen Mabel (Brace), b. Oct. 9, 1874, d. Nov. 21, 1875; Maria Clark (Brace), b. Oct. 22, 1879.

5405 Calista Elizabeth (Brace), b. do., Feb. 7,1845; m., in Evanston, Ill., Aug.

13, 1879, Haskett Derby P. Bigelow, b. in Groton, Mass., Jan. 15, 1816, gen. agent for the northwest of the Hartford Steam Boiler Ins. and Insp. Co., treas. Nat. Temp. Hospital in Chicago.

5406 Amanda Hannah Maria (Brace), b. in Janesville, Wis., Dec. 16, 1849;

lives in Chicago.

5407 Harriet Ella (Brace), b. do., Feb. 4, 1852; m., in Chicago, July 6, 1881,

Henry M. Lemon, special agent for the Hartford Steam Boiler Ins. Co. in Chicago. They have: Harvey Brace (Lemon), b. in Chicago, Apr. 23, 1885.

5408 Ehenezer Thurston of Hopkinton, N. H., son of and Miriam jjudkins) Thurston; married, in Concord, N. H., Dec. 16, 1799, Mary Merrill of Hopkinton. He was taxed in Hopkinton from 1806 to 1813; enlisted in the war of 1812, was wounded at the battle of Plattsburg, and died from the effects of the wound. She died i860. Children.

5409 True, d. at Cape Cod, Mass.; Benjamin, d. in Boston, Mass.; Lucinda, d.

young, in Concord, N. H.; Hannah, d. in Boscawen, N. H., about 1872; Miriam, m. Moses Putney of Hopkinton; moved to Illinois, and died there; Juda.

5410 Josiah Thurston, a farmer in South Wolfboro, N. H. j m. ;she

died Aug. 2, 1857, he d. March 4, 1867. Children.

5411 Benjamin Emerson, b. 1811; d. 1887; m. Susan Brown, d., and had Martha,

b. 1859, m. Samuel Moulton.

5412 James, b. 1816; m. Malinda Swain, and had Ashelu, m., d., and Frank, m., d.

5413 Luissa Ann, b. 1819; m.'Elbridge G. Haven; shed.

5414 Mary Jane, b. July 11, 1821; m. T. G. U. Fisher; she d. Sept, 1867.

5415 Harriet Augusta, b. Aug. 28, 1824; m. Charles F. Parker, in South Roches

ter, N. H.

5416 Richard Parker, b. Oct. 12, 1826; d. March 12, 1854; m. Rebecca Drake,

and had Charles E., b. March 28, 1853, d. Aug. 8, 1857.

5417 Charles Wesley, b. 1828; m. 1st, Mercy Dixon, d.; 2d, Amanda Dixon.

5418 Caroline Elizabeth b. July 28, 1831; m., Oct. 11, 1857, James Smith Went

worth, b. Nov. 22, 1836, son or John and Abigail (Gerrish) Wentworth; sexton in South Boston, Mass. Children: Walter Emerson (Wentworth), b. Dec. 9, 1858; janitor in Boston. Lewis Henry (Wentworth), b. Oct. 23, 1861; grad. from Bates college 1886; clerk in Boston. Clarence Edward (Wentworth), b. Feb. 6, 1864; d. April 16, 1865. Evan Parker (Wentworth), b. Feb. 23, 1867; trav. salesmanin So. Boston. Carrie Elizabeth (Wentworth), b. June 5, 1872; d. Sept. 5, 1873.

5419 James Thurston, a farmer in Stratham, N. H.; m. Ann , and had

(r) Betsey, died, n.m.; (2) Nancy, m. Thomas Chase, a farmer in Wolfboro, N. H.; (3) Sally, m. Richard Rust, b. April 2, 1782, a farmer in Wolfboro, d. Oct. 7, 1807, having had Lucy Parker (Rust), b. April 11, 1807, m. John Fisher Clough, b. 1800, a merchant in Laconia, N. H., d. 1857; she d. Apr. 24, 1888. They had: 'Eliza, Albert, Susan, and Mary E. (Clough). who m., Sept. 17, 1856, C. W. Wingate, a merchant in Farmington, N. H., where her mother resided; (4) Josiah, b. May 30, 17S4, a farmer in So. Wolfboro, m. Abigail Emerson, b. April II, 1787, and had Benjamin Emerson, James, Luissa Ann, Mary Jane, Harriet Augusta, Richard Parker and Charles Wesley.

5420 John Thurston, born June 22, 1775; married Abigail Tripp, born Nov.

15, 1782. Children.

5421 Betsey, b. April 29, 1801.

5422 Mariam, b. April 28, 1803.

5423 Arisa, b. Nov. II, 1805.

5424+David, b. April 9, 1808; m. Catherine Fuller.

5425 Alfred, b. May 4, 1810.

5426 Amanda, b. June II, 1812; m. Gager, in Boerne, Texas.

5427 John, b. July 14, 1814.

5428 Abigail, b. Oct. 10, 1816.

5429 Thomas, b. Oct. 10, 1818.

5430 Louisa, b. April 10, 1821.

5431 Mahala, b. Feb. 6, 1829.


David Thurston (jfohn), son of John and Abigail (Tripp) Thurston of Barker, N. Y. ; born there April 9, 1808; married, Jan. 5, 1832, Catherine Fuller, born in Barker, July 11, 1812. He was a farmer in York, Ill., going there in 1836, when the country was new, the Indians, deer and wolves roaming unmolested over the prairies. The soil was deep and good, magnificent groves of timber, with pure water, and he settled upon it with no capital to start with, but by industry and frugality made a comfortable home and a competence for himself and his family. He was a justice of the peace, a member of the Methodist church, class leader, and superintendent of the Sunday-school for twenty-eight years; respected and beloved by all who knew him. In 1870 he retired from business and moved to Fullersburg, Ill., died May 5, 1880, and she resides with her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Frank, in Chicago, Ill. Children.

5432 Jacob, b. in Barker, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1832; d. in York, 111., Jan. 8, 1861.

5433 Abby, b. in Barker, Sept. 27, 1834; m. 1st, March 14, 1854, Philander Torode,

b. in Elmhurst, Ill., a farmer in Downer's Grove, Ill., member of the Epis. church, Supt. of Sunday-school; after a hotel keeper in Hinsdale, Ill. ; he

Pafse3M, uo.3413: K. Rochester; no.MW: Caroline Elizabeth, <1. in Boston, Feb. M, 1*9. d. March 28, 1885; 2d, 1886, Roswell O. Curtiss, a retired farmer in Downer's Grove, member of the Baptist church. She had:

5434 Candice, b. in Barker, Feb. 3, 1836; m., Feb. 2, 1855, Benjamin B. Frost,

in Savanna, Ill. ; he d. Nov. 8, i860. They had 2 children, both died.

5435 Louisa, b. in York, March 28, 1838; m., Nov. 15, 1855, Edmund Fish, b. in

York, May 10, 1834, a farmer and stockman, raising Cleveland and Clydesdale horses in Hawk Eye, la, where they settled in 1836. They have:

5436 Willis (Fish), b. April 6, 1858; a farmer in Bethel, la.; m., May 17, 1879,

Lusett Whorley, and have Jud (Fish), b. 1880.

5437 Charles (Fish), b. Oct. 31, i860; a farmer in Waucoma, La.; m., Feb.

17, 1886, Maggie Doyle. They have: Leona (Fish), b. 1887.

5438 Katherine (Fish), b. Aug. 20, 1865; rm, April S, 1886, Charles Pitts, a

farmer in Bethel; no children.

5439 Cora (Fish), b. April 10. 1868; m., Feb. 27, 1890, George Murphy, a

farmer in Bethel, la.

5440 Eddie and Lottie (Fish), twins, b. April 10, 1872.

5441 Jesse (Fish), b. March 25, 1879.

5442 Harriet A., b. in York, Sept. 28, 1840; m. 1st, Allen G. Wright, a farmer

and teacher; he d.; 2d, Josiah Coolidge, an architect and builder in Vallejo, Cal.; a member of the Episcopal church.

5443 Olive, b. in York, Sept. 4, 1842; m. Dr. John G. Frank, a physician with

large practice in Chicago, Ill., a member of the Lutheran church.

5444 Sarah A., b. in York, Jan. 11, 1846; m. Henry Wright, a farmer in Wat

seka, Ill., member of the Christian church.

5445 David W. B., b. in York, Feb. 6, 1849; a farmer; m. Mary McAllister;

he d. Nov. 5, 1874.

5446 Mahala. b. in York, Oct. 18. 1851; m. L. Forrel, a blacksmith.

5447 Adelaide, b. in York, Jan. 8, 1854; m. Theoron Sedgwick, editor of the

Times in York, Neb.; members of the Cong'l church.

5448 Shuah Thurston of Epping, N. H., born Feb. 8, 1748; married, Dec. 14, 1769, Andrew Freese, born Oct. 1, 1747, son of Jacob Freese of Epping, born Oct. 10, 1716, died April 20, 1780. He went to Deerfield, N. H., Oct. 19, 1773, died Oct. 19, 1814. Children.

5449 Sarah (Freese), b. Oct. 11, 1771; d. Oct. 27, 1772.

5450 Sarah (Freese), b. May 23, 1774; m. Isaiah Langley of Andover, and had

Dudley F. (Langley), who went to St. Paul, Minn.; she d. Feb. 6, 1853.

5451 Anne (Freese), b. Aug. 7, 1776; m. James Tucker of Deerfield, and had

Charles, Harriet, Dudley F., Eliza, Franklin G. and John T. (Tucker); d. Aug. 27, 1849.

5452 Jacob (Freese), b. Oct. 29, 1778; m. Eunice James, and had:

5453 Andrew (Freese), m. Sally T. Jenness.

MM Benjamin James (Freese), m. 1st, Sally Merrill; 2d, Jones Canfield.

5455 Gordon (Freese), b. May 26, 1781.

5456 Dudley (Freese), b. Oct. 16, 1787.

5457 Benjamin Thurston, a farmer in Gilford, N. H., married Martha Leavitt. Children.

5458+Miles Leavitt, m. Sarah Perkins. 5459+Samuel.

5400 Benjamin, b. March 5, 1798.


Miles Leavitt Thurston (Benjamin), son of Benjamin and Martha (Leavitt), Thurston of Gilford, N. H. ; born there; married Sarah Perkins. He was a farmer, died, aged 60. Child.

5461 + Benjamin Perkins, b. July 15, 1801; m. Sally Macoy Goss.

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