Henry THURSTON (private). Parents: David THURSTON-10620 and Margaret PHILLIPS-10621.

Henry F. THURSTON was born on 6 April 1877 in Wilson, Niagara, NY. He died in 1947 at the age of 70 in Lockport, Niagara, NY. Buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lockport, Niagara, NY. Henry had quit school at an early age to
"help his mother." In spite of that, Henry became quite an
He was a person of note. He was the Mayor of Lockport in 1933,
the first Democrat mayor (changing parties to do so) elected there in
years. This could be considered his highest accomplishment. There was
a scandal
brewing in Lockport about a new water supply to be built which Henry
against successfully. He began his first business venture in Lockport
1906, by opening an ice cream parlor at Main and Pine Streets.
He next opened a cigar store, billiard parlor and bowling alley at 7
Main St.
When this building was torn down, he moved to Richmond Ave.
He built a skating rink on Walnut St. being an enthusiast of the
sport. He
had been crowned in 1909 the champion of one-foot skating in Detroit
In the infancy of motion pictures, he was intrigued by the possibility
opened one of the first nickelodeons in Main St. called the Palace.
Later he
converted his skating rink into the Temple Theater, and opened an
for a revival campaign, automobile shows, and sporting events.
Eventually it
became the Rialto Theater.
Henry appears on the census with his parents in 1880 in Wilson NY and
also in
1900 on the Lockport census with his wife and several of his children. Parents: Nelson W. THURSTON-10629 and Augusta WRIGHT-10630.

Spouse: Elizabeth CONIFF-10637. Elizabeth CONIFF and Henry F. THURSTON were married in Lockport, Niagara, NY. Children were: Raymond THURSTON-10639, Howard THURSTON-10644, John THURSTON-10645, William THURSTON-10646, Elizabeth (Betty) THURSTON-10647.

Spouse: Mame MURPHY-10638.

Howard THURSTON (private). Parents: Henry F. THURSTON-10636 and Elizabeth CONIFF-10637.

Increase THURSTON (private). Parents: Daniel THURSTON-10600 and Miriam ALLEN-10599.

Spouse: CHAPIN-10602. Children were: Reuben THURSTON-10603.

John THURSTON (private). Parents: Henry F. THURSTON-10636 and Elizabeth CONIFF-10637.

John THURSTON was born in 1635 in England, United Kingdom. He immigrated about 1637. He died in 1712 at the age of 77 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA. From the genealogy of Stanley Joseph Thurston.

Spouse: Mary WOOD-6681. Mary WOOD and John THURSTON were married on 4 October 1660 in Medfield, Norfolk, MA. Children were: Bethiah THURSTON-6710.

Jonas THURSTON was born about 1812 in Whitestown, Oneida, NY. Jonas is stated to be the father of Nelson W. Thurston on the marriage
certificate included in the Civil War widow's pension application of
wife Julia. Also on the marriage certificate - his mother is Lydia

Jonas is found on the 1860 census in Orleans Co. town of Barre NY as
pg ?,
Whitestown NY, and his wife Lydia's as Barre, NY. Shown with them are
Eliza age 19, and Nelson age 16. The place of birth for both children
is Union
OH. Nelson is listed as a day laborer, that census.

In 1850, the family is
on pg. 79, #1144, 1147 in Shelby, Orleans Co. under the spelling of
Jonas, age 38, with wife Lydia, age 32, daughter Lovina age 12,
daughter Eliza
age 10 and Nelson age 6. Jonas is listed as a carpenter, and his
estate is
valued at $350. Also living in Shelby, Orleans Co. NY is Asa Parker
age ?62,
and wife Mary age 55, with daughters, Martha, Hellen and Jane ages 21,
8 and 20.
They are on pg. 259, #510, 513. . By 1860, Lovina, dau. of Jonas and Lydia apparently may
married as she is not shown on the census with her family. (note:
Asa's age is
difficult to read on the census. It could also have been age 42 which
unlikely). The only two men listed in Barre N.Y. in 1820 on the
index of the LDS church were Asa and William Parker. One of them
must have been Lydia's father.

It is unknown if Jonas and wife removed to MI. after the last read
census or
if he died in NY and his wife went to live with one of the children.
marriage in Orleans county needs to be found, as well as whether Jonas
there. Perhaps Jonas's wife even remarried after his death. Since she
died in
or near Grand Rapids MI, it is logical to think that Jonas went there
to work
with the blossoming furniture industry if he was a master carpenter.
The job
description might indicate that he did intricate work such as carving
of decals
or etc. in wood. It is also interesting that this descendant so far
from the original immigrant ancestor had the same occupation as that
It is not likely that he was even aware of his ancestor or the
unless perhaps the art had been passed down from generation to

Though he may have been confused, Ralph Thurston said his father used
to talk
about watching his grandfather carve rosettes, etc. in wood. This
would mean
that Jonas Thurston was alive at least until Henry Thurston was old
enough to
have observed this so would have died after 1877 and possibly as late
1882-92 and was probably still living in N.Y. as Henry's parents moved
back from
Michigan before Henry was born. (Jonas is said to have been already
at the time of the printing of the Thurston Genealogies by Brown
Thurston in
1892). Checking with Barre town clerk for a death prior to 1892 (their
start in 1884). [Janice at 1-716-589-5100, Barre Town Clerk's ofc.] Parents: David THURSTON-10620 and Margaret PHILLIPS-10621.

Spouse: Lydia PARKER-10625. Lydia PARKER and Jonas THURSTON were married about 1837 in NY. Children were: Lovina THURSTON-10626, Eliza THURSTON-10627, Nelson W. THURSTON-10629.

Keziah THURSTON was born on 5 October 1767. Parents: Daniel THURSTON-10608 and Sarah CURTISS-10609.

Spouse: Stephen BAILEY-10617.

Lovina THURSTON was born about 1838 in NY. Parents: Jonas THURSTON-10624 and Lydia PARKER-10625.

Malcolm Glenn THURSTON (private).132509

Spouse: Jacqueline Leigh WILLIAMS-100843.

Miriam THURSTON was born on 5 September 1762 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT. She died on 20 February 1841 at the age of 78 in Lockport, Niagara, NY. Parents: Daniel THURSTON-10608 and Sarah CURTISS-10609.

Spouse: Ezra LATHROP-10611.

Moses THURSTON was born on 17 September 1733 in Uxbridge, Worcester, MA. He died about 1823 at the age of 90 in New Lisbon, Otsego, NY. Parents: Daniel THURSTON-10600 and Miriam ALLEN-10599.

Spouse: Thankful KNAPP-10605. Children were: David THURSTON-10606.

Nathaniel THURSTON (private).

Spouse: Nancy ROSE-134479. Children were: Octavia C. THURSTON-129489.

Nelson W. THURSTON was born on 25 July 1845/6 in Union, Englewood, OH. He died on 7 January 1904 at the age of 57 in Delta, Eaton, MI. Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Delta Mills, Eaton, MI. His Civil War pension indicates that he enlisted on 23 December 1862 with Co F, 8 Michigan Cavalry. He enlisted at Schoolcraft MI. He deserted and was arrested 16 Jan 1863. He was sent to his regiment 10 Dec 1864 and restored to duty without trial by command of Brig Gen. Johnson, with loss of all pay and allowances from his unlawful absence. 31 Dec 1864 was the first roll on which his name appears present. He mustered out 22 Sep 1865 with remarks "Deserted Jany 25, 1863 and arrested Oct 25 1864 to forfeit all pay and allowances for 1 Yr. 9 mo. and 4 days." He was a Pvt. The form gives a description of him as being age 20 years, height 5 ft. 6 and one quarter inches tall, complexion light, eyes blue, hair light, born Oh., occupation Railroader. "Not found on rolls as Nelson N. Thurston." (He was Nelson W. Thurston). "As taken [prisoner] Pr. Co. F, 8 Mi. Cav. Nov to Dec 7, 64, Tonsilitis. Nothing additional found." On his application for pension in 1891, Lockport NY, he claimed that he had "disease of the lungs." His name was signed Nelson N. Thurston (the W. looking like an N.) Copy of marriage certificate filed with the application made by his wife #3 after his decease listed his parents as Jonas and Lydia (Parker) Thurston. In another section it gave his name as Nelson W. Thurston. He had bronchial problems after the war and had a bad cough.

In an interview with his granddaughter, Florence (Thurston) Cox, Florence said that her grandfather came from Michigan to visit them in Lockport, caught a bad cold and it turned into pneumonia. The doctor told him not to go back to MI. until he was better, but he returned to Michigan anyway and died there shortly afterwards.

Eight companies of the regiment left Mt. Clemens (Mi) May 12, 1863 and the other four companies joined the regiment in Kentucky May 26. The Eighth saw actual service June 19th at Triplet's Bridge, Where it met the enemy and drove him in confusion into the mountains, killing and capturing a number of Confederates and taking twenty prisoners.

It was actively engaged during the month and July 5th was at Lebanon, KY, where
the confederate raider, John Morgan, had looted and burned a portion of the town and afterward was suffered to escape almost without loss, but through no fault of the officers and men of the Eighth Cavalry.

Had the Union forces, consisting of the Fifth Kentucky and Eighth and Ninth Michigan Calvary, been led by their commanding officer with the same dash and spirit that cavalry officers exhibited later in the war, the forces under Morgan would have been dispersed or captured and his raid brought to a speedy and inglorious end.

After Morgan's escape from Lebanon, he made his sensational but disastrous march through Indiana and Ohio, where he was finally driven to cover and captured.

The Eighth was one of the regiments to follow his trail and overtook him at Buffington Island, July 19th, some 250 miles east of Cincinnati, where a number of regiments and detachments succeeded in charging and demoralizing Morgan's command. The Eighth made a brilliant dash and after dispersing the enemy captured 573 of them, with their horses and equipment.

The regiment, except the detachments that were absent on scouting duty, with other troops started in pursuit of the confederate general and went by rail to Columbus, Ohio, and then to Steubenville and after marching in search of the confederates almost continuously night and day, reached Salineville, where a detachment of the Ninth Michigan Cavalry had a severe engagement with Morgan, driving him in confusion from the field.

The Eighth now advanced rapidly, fearing that Morgan would escape, and finally, after hard marching, succeeded in bringing him to bay, when Morgan and the remnant of his command, amounting to but a few hundred men, surrendered.

In August, 1863, the Eighth was assigned to the First Brigade, Second Cavalry Corps, and marched from Kentucky to participate in the East Tennessee campaign.

During the month of September the regiment was constantly in the saddle, scouting and skirmishing with the enemy, and on the 26th the Cavalry Brigade, of which the Eighth was formed a part, was attacked by General Forest with a force estimated at 15,000.

The Union forces were not strong enough to withstand General Forest and were pushed back to Loudon, stubbornly contesting the ground all the way.

During October the Eighth was at Athens, Sweetwater, Oak Springs and Kingston, TN, and in its numerous engagements suffered severely in killed, wounded and prisoners.

November, 1863, the Eighth was at Lenoir, Tenn., where it met the advancing forces of General Longstreet, who was then marching upon Knoxville. The confederates slowly pushed the Union Troops before them until they retired behind their works in Knoxville and Fort Saunders. The Eighth helped to defend Knoxville and when the siege was raised followed the retreating enemy, harassing him at every opportunity.

During the last of the year 1863 and the first of 1864 the Eighth was on duty in the field continuously, though suffering severely from the hardships incident to that campaign. The weather was severely cold and stormy, rations were so hard to secure that men and horses were often brought to the verge of starvation, and blankets and clothing so worn as to be no protection against the cold and tents were unknown. The severe marching without forage had killed so many horses that the regiment was dismounted, as no animals could be found to replace those worn out and exhausted.

The regiment was then marched on foot across the Cumberland mountains, from Knoxville, Tenn. to Mt. Sterling, KY., a distance of more than 200 miles, over almost impassable roads.

The Eighth was remounted and received new equipments and started in June to join General Sherman on the Atlanta campaign.

While serving under General Stoneman it participated in the raid to Macon, meeting a disastrous reception, but fighting gallantly until surrounded by superior numbers. The whole command then had to cut their way out as best they could.

The six regiments under General Stoneman marched to Macon, where he burned a large railroad bridge and destroyed an immense amount of public property and supplies destined for the confederate army.

General Stoneman's force was too small to cope with the garrison at Macon and as soon as he withdrew the confederate troops followed him, while other bodies of confederates were sent to meet his advance.

His command was eventually surrendered and he allowed the different organizations to cut their way out and save themselves if possible. Then followed desperate charges and repulses, fighting mounted and dismounted, with the hope of escape.

The Eighth acted most gallantly in these trying situations and fought so long as there was anything to gain by fighting, and then a large number saved themselves by taking different directions and secreting themselves in the woods and marching nights toward the Union lines. Many were taken prisoners and others returned to Marietta and were then sent to Nicholasville, KY.

In October the Eighth left Nicholasville for Nashville and from Nashville to Pulaski to meet the advancing army of General Hood and keep General Thomas at Nashville advised of the movements of the confederate troops.

In performing this duty the regiment was constantly in the presence of the enemy and being a force of observation was slowly driven back towards Nashville by Hood's strong Infantry columns. It took part in many severe encounters during this period, but the first of December it fell back behind the defenses of Nashville and was held in reserve until Dec. 22. (About this time is when our ancestor, Nelson Thurston, rejoined his regiment.)

In January, 1865, the Eighth was at Pulaski, Tenn, and remained in this section of the state driving out the guerillas until September, when it was mustered out and returned to Jackson, MI. where it was paid and disbanded Sept. 28, 1865. Parents: Jonas THURSTON-10624 and Lydia PARKER-10625.

Spouse: Augusta WRIGHT-10630. Augusta WRIGHT and Nelson W. THURSTON were married on 27 July 1862 in Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo, MI. Children were: Ella THURSTON-10633, E. Jay THURSTON-10635, Henry F. THURSTON-10636, Harriet May THURSTON-10649.

Spouse: Eliza MANN-10631. Eliza MANN and Nelson W. THURSTON were married after 1894.

Spouse: Julia A. HAMILTON-10632. Julia A. HAMILTON and Nelson W. THURSTON were married on 24 July 1897 in Delta, Eaton, MI.

Octavia C. THURSTON42172 was born on 4 November 1827 in Hartland, Somerset, ME.23,33070,93692,101483,132510 Gave her age as 46 in 1875. Cemtery records put the ate in 1828. She lived in Bangor, Penobscot, ME in 1846.101486 She appeared in the census in August 1850 in Bangor, Penobscot, ME.101483 Octavia appeared in the census in June 1860 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN.93692 She appeared in the census in July 1870 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN.93693 She appeared in the census in May 1875 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN.33070 Octavia appeared in the census in June 1880 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN.33071 She died on 15 August 1892 at the age of 64 in St. Paul, Ramsey, MN.132510 Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Saint Paul, MN. Her parents were born in NH. She was a twin. Cemetery records make her middle initial W. Parents: Nathaniel THURSTON-134478 and Nancy ROSE-134479.

Spouse: Henry S. TEMPLE-129488. Octavia C. THURSTON and Henry S. TEMPLE were married on 22 November 1846 in Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN.101486,101487 Marriage records of ME say she married in Penobscot Co., ME, but they may simply have recorded this after being notified from MN. Children were: Henry S. TEMPLE Jr.-131192, Ella Frances (Ella) TEMPLE-129931, Lillian Octavia (Lillie) TEMPLE-129487, Frank Edgar (Frank) TEMPLE-133495.

Olive THURSTON was born (date unknown). Parents: David THURSTON-10620 and Margaret PHILLIPS-10621.

Spouse: Alonzo LOOMIS-18594. Olive THURSTON and Alonzo LOOMIS were married on 20 February 1828 in Barre, Orleans, NY.53735

Raymond THURSTON (private). Parents: Henry F. THURSTON-10636 and Elizabeth CONIFF-10637.

Spouse: Margaret PENCILL-10640. Children were: Harry THURSTON-10641, Richard THURSTON-10642, Thomas THURSTON-10643.

Reuben THURSTON (private). Parents: Increase THURSTON-10601 and CHAPIN-10602.

Richard THURSTON died before 1989. Parents: Raymond THURSTON-10639 and Margaret PENCILL-10640.

Sarah THURSTON was born on 14 January 1764 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT. She died on 15 May 1796 at the age of 32. Parents: Daniel THURSTON-10608 and Sarah CURTISS-10609.

Spouse: Jacob ELLERY-10613.

Thomas THURSTON was born about 1931 in Lockport, Niagara, NY. He was a Traveling Salesman. Parents: Raymond THURSTON-10639 and Margaret PENCILL-10640.

William THURSTON (private). Parents: Henry F. THURSTON-10636 and Elizabeth CONIFF-10637.

Wilson THURSTON was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Fadelia TEMPLE-184523. Fadelia TEMPLE and Wilson THURSTON were married in January 1912 in Manhattan, New York, NY.95310

Otis C. THYMES was born on 19 April 1933.91341,132511 He lived in LA before 1951.132511 He died on 29 July 1993 at the age of 60 in Gardena, Los Angeles, CA.132511

Spouse: Dorothy H. TEMPLE-146720. Dorothy H. TEMPLE and Otis C. THYMES were married on 5 December 1965 in Los Angeles Co., CA.91341

Edna THYNG died.

Spouse: Harry G. STRATHERN-110618. Edna THYNG and Harry G. STRATHERN were married before 1903. Children were: George Earl STRATHERN Sr.-75207.

Janet THYS was born in 1908 in MI.57358 She died. Parents: Joseph THYS-96522 and Blanch TEMPLE-96520.

Joseph THYS was born in 1874 in Belgium.84894 He lived in Gladstone, Delta, MI in 1906.84894 He died. Parents: Louis THYS-96523 and Mary MEEKERS-96524.

Spouse: Blanch TEMPLE-96520. Blanch TEMPLE and Joseph THYS were married on 11 August 1906 in Escanaba, Delta, MI.84894 This was his first and her second marriage. Children were: Janet THYS-96528.

Louis THYS (private).

Spouse: Mary MEEKERS-96524. Children were: Joseph THYS-96522.

Ruth A. TIBBET (private).

Spouse: Louis A. ZYLA-100974. Children were: Diane Maria (Diane) ZYLA-94142.

Smiley T. TIBBETT (private).

Spouse: John W. PRESTON-48820. Children were: Cheryl A. PRESTON-38928.

Ada B. TIBBETTS27694 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Moses C. DAVIS-101304. Ada B. TIBBETTS and Moses C. DAVIS were married before 1918. Children were: Madge Arwilda (Madge) DAVIS-60574.

Alice TIBBETTS (private).

Spouse: Walter E. BRYANT-38617. Children were: Webster Maynard BRYANT-38616.

Amanda M. TIBBETTS23 was born in January 1831 in NY.24496 She appeared in the census in June 1900 in Newport, Sullivan, NH.24496

Spouse: Eleazar Carpenter CONVERSE-114293. Amanda M. TIBBETTS and Eleazar Carpenter CONVERSE were married in 1849.24496 Children were: Hattie Carpenter CONVERSE-114283.

Elizabeth TIBBETTS23 died before 1900.

Spouse: Henry A. SMITH-36738. Elizabeth TIBBETTS and Henry A. SMITH were married. Children were: Marion Gertrude SMITH-19489.

Elizabeth Hunter TIBBETTS (private).

Spouse: John Thomas STERLING-36736. Children were: Gertrude Annie STERLING-31401.

Helen TIBBETTS62744 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Clarnece OWEN-126321. Helen TIBBETTS and Clarnece OWEN were married before 1933. Children were: Richard George OWEN-30570.

Patricia May TIBBETTS (private).132512

Spouse: Thomas Wayne (Thomas) TEMPLE(S)-67798.

Patricia TIBBO (private).

Spouse: John BURROWS-171620. Children were: Jennifer Lynn BURROWS-171619.

W.F. TIBBS85393 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: C. TEMPLE-179707. C. TEMPLE and W.F. TIBBS were married on 7 April 1956 in Richland Parish, LA.85393

Albert C. TICE was born in 1845 in PA.113097 Parents: Daniel P. TICE-161698 and Mahala TEMPLE-161697.

Andrew TICE (private). Parents: Martin TICE-126101 and Lillie TEMPLE-126099.

Asneth TICE was born in 1837 in PA.132513 Parents: Daniel P. TICE-161698 and Mahala TEMPLE-161697.

Daniel P. TICE132514 was born in 1806 in PA.113096,113097 He appeared in the census in June 1860 in Lewistown, Mifflin, PA.113097 Parents: Henry TICE-161774 and UNKNOWN-161775.

Spouse: Mahala TEMPLE-161697. Mahala TEMPLE and Daniel P. TICE were married about 1831. Children were: Sarah J. TICE-161766, William H. TICE-161776, Asneth TICE-161777, Gideon M. TICE-161767, Samuel M. TICE-161768, Mahala TICE-161769, Albert C. TICE-161770, Joseph D. TICE-161771, Margaret Rebecca TICE-161772, Mary M. TICE-161773, Elizabeth TICE-161699, William Mc. TICE-161765.

Elizabeth TICE113095 was born on 21 September 1853 in Lewistown, Mifflin, PA. She appeared in the census in June 1860 in Lewistown, Mifflin, PA.113097 She died on 11 March 1930 at the age of 76. Parents: Daniel P. TICE-161698 and Mahala TEMPLE-161697.

Gideon M. TICE was born in 1838 in PA.113097 Parents: Daniel P. TICE-161698 and Mahala TEMPLE-161697.

Henry TICE was born in 1780 in PA.132513 He appeared in the census in September 1850 in Lewistown, Mifflin, PA.132513

Spouse: UNKNOWN-161775. Children were: Daniel P. TICE-161698.

Joseph D. TICE was born in 1846 in PA.113097 Parents: Daniel P. TICE-161698 and Mahala TEMPLE-161697.

Mahala TICE was born in 1842 in PA.113097 Parents: Daniel P. TICE-161698 and Mahala TEMPLE-161697.

Margaret Rebecca TICE was born in 1849 in PA.113097 Parents: Daniel P. TICE-161698 and Mahala TEMPLE-161697.

Martin TICE (private).

Spouse: Lillie TEMPLE-126099. Children were: Matthew TICE-126103, Andrew TICE-126104.