Amos Brown THURSTON

Male 1823 - 1888  (64 years)


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  • Name Amos Brown THURSTON  [1
    • Mr. Thurston was a farmer in Grass lake, Michigan, in 1852 moved to Pontiac, in 1855 moved back to Grass lake, and in 1862 to Grand Rapids, Michigan. he enlisted in the 6th Michigan cavalry in the war against the rebellion served nine months, became disabled by sickness, and was discharged, during which time his family moved to East hamburg, New York, and in 1877 to Buffalo. His daughter writes: "He was 6 feet, 1 inch in height, straight as a pine tree; dark complexion, high broad forehead, originally dark now gray hair; small bright eyes changing from gray to black with eyelids slightly drooping at the corners; stern, quick-tempered, but generous and forgiving. In his youth and early manhood very fond of hunting - being the crack shot of the region. Unlike his brothers he preferred the shooting match to the dance; independent almost to a fault, regarding no man as his superior. In politics an outright Republican. Liked plain talk, but was fond of a joke. My mother is of medium height, and in her younger days was one of the country beauties; dark hair, fair complexion, rosy cheeks, and blue eyes, proud, high-spirited, ambitious, with a talent for writing, drawing and fancy work, and is a member of the Congregational church." [1]
    Born 5 Jul 1823  Aurora, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living with father in Leoni, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 12 Jan 1888  [1
    Person ID I17105  Main Tree
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 

    Father Thomas THURSTON,   b. 25 Feb 1786, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1872, Leoni, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Electa WILLCOX,   d. 26 Nov 1833 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 9 Sep 1813  [1
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Jeannette MOORE,   b. 15 Jul 1833 
    Married 22 Apr 1851  [1
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F230  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S9216] "Thurston Genealogies" 1635-1892, Brown Thurston.

    2. [S12116] 1850 Census Leoni, Jackson County, Michigan.