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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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr
1805–1885
Elizabeth Smith
1835–1895
Marriage: 12 November 1855
Rosetta Thurston
1856–1936
Elizabeth Thurston
1858–1907
John Thomas Thurston
1859–1921
Clara Elizabeth Thurston
1861–1954
Mary Thurston
1863–1946
William Henry Thurston
1865–1918
Frederick Thurston
1867–1945
Jedediah Morgan Thurston
1869–1903
Edward Thurston
1871–1871
Leah Helen Thurston
1872–1880
Rebecca Thurston
1875–1961
Le Roy Thurston
1877–1960
Bert Harris Thurston
1879–1955

Spouse and Children

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

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Tustin
    Thruston
    Thorstensen

    Story Highlight

    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 …

    Sources (42)

    • 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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