Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr

12 February 1805–3 May 1885 (Age 80)
Fletcher, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr was born on 12 February 1805, in Fletcher, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Peter Thurston, was 44 and his mother, Hannah Butler, was 32. He married Rosetta Bull on 20 March 1828, in Granville, Granville Township, Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870 and Milton, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1880. In 1860, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as farmer in Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 3 May 1885, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr
Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 12 November 1855
Rosetta Thurston
Elizabeth Thurston
John Thomas Thurston
Clara Elizabeth Thurston
Mary Thurston
William Henry Thurston
Frederick Thurston
Jedediah Morgan Thurston
Edward Thurston
Leah Helen Thurston
Rebecca Thurston
Le Roy Thurston
Bert Harris Thurston

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 7
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 25
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly East Anglia):from the Anglo-Norman, Anglo-Scandinavian, and Middle English personal name Thurstan, Thorsten (Old Norse Thórsteinn, Thorsten, Anglicized as Old English Thurstān; see Thorstensen ).habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Thóri (see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    History of Thomas Jefferson Thurston, by daughter Hulda Cordelia Thurston

    Notes for Thomas Jefferson Thurston: A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF THOMAS JEFFERSON THURSTON WRITTEN BY HIS DAUGHTER, HULDA CORDELIA THURSTON SMITH, JULY, 1921 (Researched by Jerry Laden, 1990. Edite …

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    • Thomas J Thurston in entry for Clara Little, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • T J Thurston, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Thomas J. Thurstain, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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