Thomas THURSTON

Male 1786 - 1872  (86 years)


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  • Name Thomas THURSTON  [1
    • Mr. Thurston was a farmer and shoemaker in Aurora, New York. He was a stern, strong-willed man, a decided Universalist, and deacon of the church in Aurora, a Whig, and after a Republican, a man of character, honored by his fellow-citizens with several offices of trust; served in the war of 1812; obtained leave to go home and make pair of boots, his father taking his place in the army. While at home he heard that his father had been killed by the Indians. he and his brother Daniel immediately started for Buffalo (which had been burned by the British), with two ox teams, and met their father just out of the city. They loaded their teams with ammunition, which had been left by the American army, and carried it to a place of safety from the British. In 1850 he sold his farm and moved to Leoni, where he had a farm of 500 acres; P.O. address, Grass lake, Michigan. [1]
    Born 25 Feb 1786  Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living in Leoni, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  Living in Leoni, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1870  Living with son, Erastus, in Leoni, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 21 Mar 1872  Leoni, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I8959  Main Tree
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2020 

    Father Daniel THURSTON,   b. 24 Aug 1752, Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1850  (Age 97 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hannah HILTON,   b. of Fitchburg, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Apr 1780  [1
    Family ID F170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Electa WILLCOX,   d. 26 Nov 1833 
    Married 9 Sep 1813  [1
    Children 
     1. Samantha Tubbs THURSTON,   b. 20 Jun 1814, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1906, Jackson, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [Birth]
     2. Cyrena Vesta THURSTON,   b. 31 Aug 1815,   d. 27 Jan 1839  (Age 23 years)  [Birth]
     3. Aurilla THURSTON,   b. 1 Feb 1817,   d. 5 Aug 1834  (Age 17 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Voltaire Daniel THURSTON,   b. 13 Aug 1818, Aurora, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1883, Leoni, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
     5. George Washington THURSTON,   b. 22 Feb 1820  [Birth]
     6. Harriet THURSTON,   b. 18 May 1822  [Birth]
     7. Amos Brown THURSTON,   b. 5 Jul 1823, Aurora, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1888  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Mary Crook THURSTON,   b. 1 Jan 1825,   d. 2 Apr 1860, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [Birth]
     9. Hannah THURSTON,   b. 24 Apr 1827,   d. 13 Oct 1870  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     10. Augustus THURSTON,   b. 10 Oct 1828, Aurora, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1878  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
     11. Julia Ann THURSTON,   b. 5 Feb 1830,   d. 20 Feb 1870  (Age 40 years)  [Birth]
     12. Eliza Ethloine THURSTON,   b. 29 Aug 1831,   d. 14 Nov 1887  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +13. Erastus THURSTON,   b. 12 Apr 1833, Aurora, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1891, Leoni, Jackson Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

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

    3. [S12089] 1860 Census Leoni, Jackson County, Michigan.

    4. [S12099] 1870 Census Leoni, Jackson County, Michigan.