Friday, May 25, 2018

52 Ancestors - Week 228: #353 Abigail (Thurston) White (1700-1770) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Abigail Thurston (1700-1770) is #353 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #352 William White (1708-1780)   in 1729 in Little Compton, Rhode Island.


I am descended through:

*  their son #176 Jonathan White (1732-1804) who married #177 Abigail Wing (1734-1806) in 1756. 
*   their son, #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814) who married #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848) in 1786.
*  their son, #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) who married Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married Amy Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Name:                      Abigail Thurston[1–3]    
*  Alternate Name:      Abigail White[4]

*  Sex:                          Female    

*  Father:                     Jonathan Thurston (1658-1740)    
*  Mother:                   Susannah  --?-- (1659-1711)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                       7 May 1700, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States[1–2]    

*  Distribution:            15 April 1740 (age 39), father's will proved; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[4]    

*  Death:                      before 1770 (before about age 70), probably Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States      

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):


*  Spouse 1:           William White (1708-1780)    
*  Marriage 1:        2 October 1729 (about age 29), Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States[1,3]    

*  Child 1:             Sarah White (1730-    )    
*  Child 2:             Hannah White (1731-1819)    
*  Child 3:             Jonathan White (1732-1804)    
*  Child 4:             Elizabeth White (1734-    )    
*  Child 5:             Abigail White (1736-    )  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

The Thurston Genealogies book[1] describes the Jonathan and Susannah (--?--) Thurston family, including Abigail Thurston who married William White.

Abigail Thurston was born on 7 May 1700 in Little Compton, Rhode Island, the daughter of Jonathan and Susannah (--?--) Thurston[1-2].  She was the 11th child of 15 born and recorded in the Little Compton town records.

On 2 October 1729, Abigail Thurston married William White in Little Compton, Rhode Island[1,3]. William White was the son of William and Elizabeth (Cadman) White of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. William and Abigail had five children between 1730 and 1736, one son and four daughters, all probably born in Dartmouth.  There are no town records for the births of the children.

Abigail's father, Jonathan Thurston (1658-1740) of Dartmouth, wrote a will on 22 August 1735, and it was probated at Taunton, Massachusetts on 15 April 1740.  In the will, he bequeathed 30 pounds of money to daughter Abigail White, plus one half of the remaining "household stuff" be given to daughters Abigail and Susannah[4].

Abigail died before 1770, probably in Dartmouth.  There are no death or burial records for her.  There are no probate records for Abigail (Thurston) White in Bristol County, Massachusetts probate records.

5)  SOURCES


1. Brown Thurston Compiler, Thurston Genealogies, 1635-1892 (Portland, Maine: Published by Brown Thurston, 1892), pages 263-264, Jonathan Thurston sketch.

2. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Volume 4, "Newport County Births, Marriages, Deaths," Little Compton Births and Deaths, page 174, Abigail Thurston entry.

3. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), Vol. 04: Newport County, Births, Marriages, Deaths > Little Compton -- Intentions & Marriages, page 64, Abigail Thurston and William White entry.

4. "Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991," indexed database with digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : Bristol County, Probate Records, "Thurston, Gardner - Tillinghast, Joseph," images 848-854, Jonathan Thurston estate packet, proved 1740.

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NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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