son of Samuel and Mary (Tucker) Thurston of Portland, Me.; born there July 29, 1839; married, first, in Poland, Me., Nov. 24, 1862, Susan Matilda Winship, born Dec. 11, 1842, daughter of Amos and Elizabeth J. (Massey) Winship. She died May 10, 1881. Second, Dec. 2, 1881, Mrs. Annie Edmunds Beal, widow of George W. Beal and daughter of John and Charlotte (Edmunds) Budden of Langton, county of Dorset, Eng., born June 28, 1831. He was in the lumber business in Portland, under the firm name of Rumery, Birnie & Co.; enlisted in the 1st Maine regiment 1861, afterward three years in the 7th Maine; was severely wounded in the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864; prisoner of war at Belle Isle, Richmond, and after being paroled was carried to the Naval hospital at Annapolis, where he was under the care of Miss Adelaide Walker, daughter of Moody Walker of Portland. She was so true and faithful a nurse that he named his first daughter after her, and says, "She was one of Portland's most noble offerings on the altar of liberty in behalf of the sick and wounded soldiers of the war, to suppress the late rebellion." 1883 he left the lumber business, and has been variously occupied since; now bailiff of the United States courts in Portland.


5303 Frederick Lewis,10 1). April 23, 1863; a machinist for B. & M. R. R., member of the Episcopal church, in Salem, Mass.; m., at Woodfords, Me., Nov. 12, 1888, Charlotte Batty, b. in Montreal, Can., May 12, 1861, da. of George [d. in Montreal, April 15, 1S70] and Martha S. (Saulsbury) Batty [she resides in Portland, Me.). They have: 5304 Norman Winship," b. Dec. 7, 1889.

5305 Adelaide Walker,10 b. May 6, 186S.

5306 Harriet Emily,10 b. Oct. iS, 1871.

The following evidently belong to the Daniel Thurston family, tho I am not able to connect them with their ancestry.

5307 Daniel Thurston was a farmer in Sanford, Me.; married Molly StillIngs; he died 1782. Children.

530S-)-Richard, b. in No. Berwick, Me., 1775; m. Lydia Twombly.

5309 Ruke, b. 1777; a farmer in Limerick, Me., cl. 1810; m. Susan Smith; no chil.

5310 Daniel, b. 1779; a seaman, d, in the Isle of France 1805 or 1807; n.m.


Richard Thurston (Daniel), son of Daniel and Molly (Stillings) Thurston of Sanford, Me.; born in North Berwick, Me., 1775; married, 1799, Lydia Twombly, born in North Berwick, 1774. He was a farmer; soon after marriage went to Shapleigh, Me., built a log house in the woods a mile from any other, cleared a farm, and when the town was divided it left him in Acton. About 1840 he moved into Shapleigh again, and died May, 1848; she died 1850.


5311 Lydia, b. Aug. 29, 1800; m., March 11, 1825, John Hodgdon, a farmer in

Acton, Me., d. Feb. 14, 1882; she died Jan. 9, 1885, having had: (1) Lydia (Hodgdon), d. in infancy. (2) Lydia (Hodgdon) b. Mar. 3, 1827, d. Aug. 3, 1846. (3) Almira (Hodgdon), b. Mar. 20, 1830; m., 1857, John O. Boyce, a tanner in Georgetown, Mass.; she d. in Manchester, N. H., Dec 4, 1882. (4) Mary (Hodgdon), b. Nov. 2, 1832; m., June, 1870, Stephen Goodwin, a farmer in Sanford, Me. (5) George (Hodgdon), b. Aug. 27, 1834, a shoemaker in So. Berwick; m., May 6, 1862, Asenath Getchell Trafton of Alfred, Me. (6) William Bennett (Hodgdon), b. Aug. 13, 1836, a stone cutter in Rockport, Mass., killed by a blast Feb. 16, 1882; m., Apr., 1865, Arabelle Pray of Salem, Mass., and had: Frank Leslie (Hodgdon), d. in infancy; Fred Bennett (Hodgdon), b. Sept., 1870; Ella Blanche (Hodgdon), b. Dec. 7, 1872. (7) John Carroll (Hodgdon), b. June 20, 1840, a stone cutter in Somerville, since foreman in granite quarry in Lanesville, Mass.; m., 1870, Sarah Denton Saunders of Pigeon Cove, Mass. They had: Elmer Elwood (Hodgdon), b. May 24, 1871, a dentist in Gloucester, Mass.; Herbert Wilber (Hodgdon), b. 1873, d. Jan. 17, 1878; Fannie Dayton (Hodgdon) b. 1875, d. Jan. 25,1878; Ralph John (Hodgdon), b. July 5, 1877; Mary Edith (Hodgdon), b. March 20, 1882; William, Ruth, Helen (Hodgdon). (8) Matilda Annie (Hodgdon), b. Jan. 13,1843; m. 1st, 1868, Daniel Higgins, a dresser in Lawrence, Mass., d.; 2d, 1873, George Jacobs, a carder in Manchester. She had Minnie Adelaide (Higgins), b. Jan. 17, 1869, a student and book agent in South Lancaster, Mass. (9) Sarah Elizabeth (Hodgdon), b. Jan. 4, 1845; m > Dec. 25, 187S, Fay Carlton, a farmer in Colebrook, N. H.; since 1881 a watchman in Manchester.

5312 Polly, b. Sept. 19, 1803; d. 1818, also 2 sons, and 1 da., all d. in infancy.

5313 Ruke, a mute, farmer in Sanford, Me., d. July 14, 1880; n.m.

5314 Huldah, b. Nov., 1811; m. Oliver Lord, a farmer in Sanford. They had:

Hannah Maria (Lord), m. James Gray, a farmer in Haverhill, Mass.; Fanny (Lord), m. Joseph Day, a carpenter in Sanford, she d. Feb. 14, 1888; Charles Oliver (Lord), a farmer in Grinnell, La., m. Caroline Brownell of Grinnell, and have George Curtis and Jessie (Lord).

5315 Daniel, b. June 3, 1815; a mute, farmer in Sanford; n.m.

5316 Richard Whitney.b. May 19,1818; a shoemaker in Sanford; m., May 19,

1839, Mary Ricker of Sanford, b. May 6, 1818. They had (1) a son, d. in infancy. (2) Nathaniel Lord, b. Sept. 1, 1840, a furniture mnfr. in CamBridgeport, Mass.; m. Kate Williams. (3) Betsey Jane, b. Aug. 31, 1843; m. Lewis Badger Hanson, a blacksmith in So. Berwick, Me. They have: Frank (Hanson), a shoemaker in So. Berwick; Nellie (Hanson), m. Frank Hammond, a shoemaker in So. Berwick; Maud, Grace, Alice, Blanche (Hanson), d. in infancy; Leroy (Hanson). (4) Frank Richard, b. Aug. 28, 1848, d. 1870. (5) Ella, b. Oct. 17, 1852; m. Howard Gowen, a com. trav. in Lynn, Mass. They have: Alice and Earl (Gowen). (6) Mary Emma, b. Nov. 14, 1858; m. Edward Gerry, in Sanford. They have: Lewis (Gerry), b. July, 1879; Blanche (Gerry), b. Feb., 1881; Ethel (Gerry), b. Aug., 1886.

5317 .samuel Thurston, born about 1768; settled in Gilmanton, N. H., in 1791,

and died there 1822, aged 54. Child.

5318-f-Samuel, m. Elizabeth Moulton.


Samuel Thurston' s), married, by Rev. Isaac Smith, April, 1777, ElizAbeth Moulton. Mr. Thurston lived in Gilmanton, N. H.


5319 Lucy, b. Aug. 12, 1777.

5320 Sarah, b. June 22, 1778.

5321 Elizabeth, b. July 16, 1780; m., by Rev. Isaac Smith, Feb. 22, 1801, Thomas

Slade of Hanover, N. H.

5322 Samuel, b. May 12, 1782; m., by Elder Richard Martin, Nov. 26, 1807, Polly


5323 Daniel, b. April 22, 1784.

5324 Mary, b. Aug. 31, 1786.

5325 Hannah, b. March 10, 1790; m., by Elder H. D. Buzzell, Feb. 2, 1809, Simon

Marden of Gilmanton.

5326 John Thurston, m., by Rev. Isaac Smith, June 14,1779, Lucy Moulton, both of Gilmanton, N. H.; he d. suddenly, while mowing, July I, 1828.


5327+Daniel Moulton, m. Lydia Leavitt.


Daniel Moulton Thurston (John), son of John and Lucy (Moulton) Thurston of Gilmanton, N. H.; married Lydia Leavitt of Gilford, N. H. He was in Gilmanton, and moved to Lisbon, Mich., in 1829, and finally to Grand Rapids, Mich.


5328- Daniel, b. Aug. 20, 1807; m. 1st, Eliza Wendell; 2d, Nancy A. Stebbins.

5329- i-Mehitable, b. Aug. 22, 1808 j m. John Evans.

5330 Eliza, b. May 20, 1809; m., in Ridgeway, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1829, Benjamin Franklin Goldsborough, b. in Romulus, N. Y., Nov. 13, 1808, son of Robert and Sarah (Whitney) Goldsborough, a carpenter in Shelby, N.'Y., two years, in Adrian, Mich., nineteen years, till Nov. 12, 1850, when he moved to Grand Rapids; he was a justice of the peace. Both d. within a few days of each other, 1883. 5331 Samuel.


Daniel Thurston (Daniel Moulton, John), son of Daniel Moulton and Lydia (Leavitt) Thurston of Gilmanton, N. H.; born there Aug. 20, 1807; married, first, in Knowlesville, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1829, Eliza Wendell, born June 7, 1805, daughter of Daniel and (Finch) Wendell of Ogdensburg, N. Y. She died May

5, 1859. Second, Oct. 9, 1859, Nancy A. Stebbins, born March 22, 1829, daughter of Orrin and Nancy (Burleigh) Stebbins of Munson, Mass. He was a farmer in Lisbon, Mich., and member of the Baptist church, died July 21, 1878.

Children, born in Adrian,.

Stephen Leavitt, b. Oct. 18, 1830; a farmer near Grand Rapids, Mich.
David Wendell, b. Dec. 7, 1832; a farmer in Pawnee, Kan., served in the war

against the rebellion in the 8th Mich. reg. cavalry.
Lydia Jane, b. March 1, 1835; m. Franklin Holmes, in Grand Rapids.
Daniel Finch, b. Oct. 31, 1836; m. Julia A. , enlisted in the 1st N.

Y. cavalry against the rebellion, and served during the war, after which was ins. agt. and real estate broker, and always actively engaged in the business interests, as well as alderman, of Grand Rapids; d. July 29, 1880, from wounds received at battle of Shenandoah Valley, Va. Franklin B., b. Dec. 30, 1838; a merchant in Lisbon, Mich.; m.; no children. Samuel Benjamin, b. Aug. 26, 1841; is in Mulberry, Kan.; one child. Julia Eliza, b. July 21, 1843; m- Miles Chubb, a lumber merchant in Bailey, Mich.; she d. May 18, 1884. They had: May (Chubb), b. in Bailey, Jan., 1866; Cecil (Chubb), b. do., May, 1868. George Washington, b. June 16, 1845; d. Feb. 19, 1848. Louise, b. in Lisbon, Feb. 19, 1849; a teacher more than 20 years in the vicinity of Grand Rapids; 1884 prin. of union schools in Newaygo, Mich.; m., July I, 1886, Miles Chubb. Lafayette, b. March 20, 1850; d. Oct. 13, 1854. Rose, b. Nov. 1, i860; a music teacher in Grand Rapids. Lillian, b. March 11, 1865; a teacher in Grand Rapids.


Mehitable Thurston (Daniel Moulton, John), sister of the preceding, and daughter of Daniel Moulton and Lydia (Leavitt) Thurston of Gilmanton, N. H.; born there Aug. 22, 1809; married, by Peter Clark, July 4, 1821, John Evans, born March 20, 1802, a mechanic in Gilmanton and Tilton, N. H. She was killed by the cars while saving the life of her deaf daughter, Mary, Oct. 17, 1852. He died July 10, 1876.

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5343 Lydia Thurston (Evans), b. Oct. 22, 1822; m., Nov. 17, 1842, Cyrus Woodruff Lord, b. in Sanbornton, N. H., Nov. 14, 1819, a farmer in Xorthfield, N. H.; she d. Sept. 3, 1888. They had:

5344 Frances Ann (Lord), b. Sept. 5, 1843.

5345 George Washington (Lord), b. April 24, 1847; a druggist in W. Frank

lin, N. H., from 1870 to 1877, since in company with his brother in Tilton; m., Sept. 12, 1871, Mary Elizabeth Bella Johnson of Northfield. They have: Edith May (Lord), b. April 2, 1876.

5346 Albert Cyrus (Lord), b. July 30, 1852; a watchmaker, jeweler and spec

tacle lens mnfr. in company with his brother, and together they have erected a block for their business in Tilton; m., Sept. 15, 1875.'Alma Wyman Neal, b, in Canaan, N. H., Nov. 15, 1855, da. of John C. Neal of Franklin, N. H. They have: Guy Maitland (Lord), b. July 15, 1876; Arthur Manson (Lord), b. April 29, 1879; Harry Albert (Lord), b. Jan. 29, 1881; George Thurston (Lord), b. April 30, 1886.

5347 Flora Etta (Lord), b. in Northfield, N. H., Jan. 14,1S61; m. Oct. 23. 1881,

George T. Leavitt, b. in Corinth, Vt., June 5, 1855.; he d. in Denver,
Col., May 16, 18S9.

5348 Lyman Barker (Evans), b. Nov. 30, 1824; m. 1st, Oct. 23, 1848, Rosilla Deatta Copp, b. Feb. 29, 1828; he was a farmer in Vershire, Vt., served in the 8th Vt. reg. against the rebellion, and d. in the hospital at Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 13, 1863. They had:

5349 Ellen Lenora (Evans), b. in Northfield, Jan. 13, 1850; m., Dec. 25, 1866,

Henry Morse Rollins, b. in Bristol, Feb. 4, 1844, a farmer, then postmaster in Caledonia, 18S5 mail agt. between Chicago and Minneapolis, residing in La Crescent, Minn. They have: Frank Herbert (Rollins), b. Sept. 30, 1867; George Lee (Rollins), b. Jan. 3, 1869; Charles Albert (Rollins), b. Mar. 29, 1872; Lulu Mabel (Rollins), b. Jan. 19, 1S83.

5350 John Avery (Evans), b. in Canaan, Jan. 21,1854; m , Sept. 7, 1876, Al

meda Bacon, b. in Trumble Co., Ohio. July 4, 1852. They have: Amos Albert (Evans), b. in Caledonia, June 12, 1877; Frank Otis (Evans), b. in La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 23, 1880, d. Feb. 27, 1888; Shirley John (Evans), b. do., June 23, 1885, d. Feb. 21, 1888; Walter Glenn (Evans), b. do., Jan. 27, 1888.

5351 Frank Herbert (Evans), b. in Vershire, Vt., Sept. 1, i860; m., May 30,

18S3, Eva Luella Pope, b. in Caledonia, May 15,1862. They have: Lineas Frank (Evans), b. in Caledonia, Nov. 24, 1885; Verne LeRoy (Evans), b. do., Oct. 29, 18S8.

5352 Lyman Ellsworth (Evans), b. in Vershire, Jan. 23, 1862.

5353 Charles Albert (Evans), b. Feb. 6, 1827; m., Feb. 6, 1856, Sarah Corsil of New Zealand; he was master of the whale ship Arctic of Fairhaven, Mass., drowned in the Indian ocean Jan., 1857. They had: 5354 Charles Herbert (Evans), b. July I, 1857, in Northfield, N. H.

5355 Julia Ann (Evans), b. Feb. 26, t829; m., March 20, 1852, Amos Kimball

Copp, b. in Gilmanton, N. H, Nov. 18, 1832, a carpenter in Loudon, N. H., served in the 8th N. H. reg. against the rebellion, and was wounded at the battle of Port Hudson, May 10, 1862: no children.

5356 Mary Frances (Evans), b. March 16. 1831; d. in infancy.

5357 Lucretia Ann (Evans), b. May 14, 1833; d. Sept., 1S42.'

5358 Gardner Thurston (Evans), b. Nov. 20, 1835; d. at sea, Sept., 1853.

5359 Mary Frances (Evans), b. March 10, 1S37; d. Feb. 7, 1855.

5360 Hiram Bradbury (Evans), twin, b. Mar. 22, 1841; served in 9th N. H. reg.;

d. in hospital, 1864.

5361 Horace Bradbury (Evans), twin, b. Mar. 22, 1839; served in 12th Mass. reg.;

wounded in the Wilderness and d. in hospital, May, 1864.

5362 Mahala Etta (Evans), b. April 16, 1843; m > June. 1801, Herbert Goss Chase,

b. in Cabot, Vt., April 4, 1841, an optician in Fitchburg, Mass.; served in the 9th N. H. reg. against the rebellion as musician. They have: 5363 Herbert Leon (Chase), b. Dec. 25, 1863; m., Dec. 8, 1S83, Adelaide Florence Gibson, b. in Fitchburg, May 5, 1862; he is an optician in Fitchburg. They have: Leon Goss (Chase), b. in Fitchburg, June 10, 1887; Cedric Grant (Chase), b. do., Oct. 25, 1S88.

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:

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