Thomas Jefferson Thurston

Male12 February 1805–3 May 1885

Brief Life History of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Thurston 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 6 sons and 8 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
Rosetta Bull
Marriage: 20 March 1828
Harriet Elizabeth Thurston
Maria Hannah Thurston
George Washington Thurston
Smith Butler Thurston
Sarah Ann Thurston
Hannah Maria Thurston
Ruben Johnson Thurston
Julia Rosetta Thurston
Caroline Rosalia Thurston
Huldah Cordelia Thurston
Thomas Jefferson Thurston
Peter Franklin Thurston
Samuel Thurston
Jane Thurston

Sources (43)

  • T J Thurston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas J. Thurstain, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Thomas Jefferson Thurston, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1828Granville, Granville Township, Licking, Ohio, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    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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    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 …

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