Saturday, January 7, 2012

Surname Saturday - THURSTON (England > Rhode Island > Massachusetts)

...
It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am skipping numbers 319 to 351 because I don't have names or information about them.  I am now up to number 353, who is Abigail Thurston (1700-????), one of my 6th-great-grandparents. [Note: The 6th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts]

My ancestral line back through three generations of THURSTON is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

10. Thomas Richmond (1848-1917)
11. Julia White (1848-1913)

22. Henry Arnold White ((1824-1885)
23. Amy Frances Oatley (1826-before 1870)

44. Jonathan White (1806-1850)
45. Miranda Wade (1806-1850)

88. Humphrey White (1758-1814)
89. Sybil Kirby (1764-1848)

176.  Jonathan White (1732-1804)
177. Abigail Wing (1734-1806)

 352.  William White, born about 1708 in probably Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States; died before 03 October 1780 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 470. William White and 705. Elizabeth Cadman.  He married  02 October 1729 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
 353.  Abigail Thurston, born 07 May 1700 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.

Children of William White and Abigail Thurston are:  Sarah White (1730-????); Hannah White (1731-1819); Jonathan White (1732-1806); Elizabeth White (1734-????); Abigail White (1736-????).

706.  Jonathan Thurston, born 04 January 1659 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States; died 15 April 1740 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.   He married before 1678 in Rhode Island, United States.
707.  Sarah, born about 1659.

Children of Jonathan Thurston and Sarah are:  Edward Thurston (1679-1739); Elizabeth Thurston (1682-1717); Mary Thurston (1685-????); Jonathan Thurston (1687-????); Rebecca Thurston (1689-1735); Content Thurston (1691-????); Sarah Thurston (1693-????); John Thurston (1695-1735); Eleanor Thurston (1696-????); Hope Thurston (1698-1716); Abigail Thurston (1700-????); Patience Thurston (1702-????); Amey Thurston (1705-????); Peleg Thurston (1706-????); Jeremiah Thurston (1710-????); Susannah Thurston (1712-????). Joseph Thurston (1714-????); Job Thurston (1717-1780).


1412.  Edward Thurston, born about 1618 in England; died 01 March 1707 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  He married  June 1647 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.
1413.  Elizabeth Mott, born about 1629 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England; died 02 September 1694 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States.  She was the daughter of 2826. Adam Mott and 2827. Elizabeth Creed.

Children of Edward Thurston and Elizabeth Mott are:  Sarah Thurston (1648-????); Elizabeth Thurston (1650-????); Edward Thurston (1652-1690); Ellen Thurston (1655-????); Mary Thurston (1657-1732);  Jonathan Thurston (1659-1740); Daniel Thurston (1661-????); Rebecca Thurston (1662-1737); John Thurston (1664-1690); Content Thurston (1667-????); Samuel Thurston (1669-1747); Thomas Thurston (1671-1730).

The most authoritative reference I have for the Thurston families is:

Carl Boyer 3rd, "The Biography of Edward Thurston," Ancestral Lines, Third Edition ( Santa Clarita, Calif.: the author, 1998). 

1 comment:

Cynthia A. Newman said...

The surname selection is a very critical thing. The forefathers of a family may have different surnames in the line and students can get dissertation writing to manage their tasks. I have been reviewing such articles about surname Saturday. Many people get confuse in this regard.