Ruben Johnson Thurston

9 October 1839–22 September 1858 (Age 18)
Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Ruben Johnson

When Ruben Johnson Thurston was born on 9 October 1839, in Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr, was 34 and his mother, Rosetta Bull, was 30. He died on 22 September 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 18.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Thurston Sr
1805–1885
Rosetta Bull
1809–1880
Harriet Elizabeth Thurston
1829–1872
George Washington Thurston
1830–1903
Smith Butler Thurston
1833–1904
Sarah Ann Thurston
1835–1909
Hannah Maria Thurston
1837–1838
Ruben Johnson Thurston
1839–1858
Julia Rosetta Thurston
1841–1916
Caroline Rosalia Thurston
1843–1912
Huldah Cordelia Thurston
1846–1939
Thomas Jefferson Thurston Jr
1848–1870
Peter Franklin Thurston
1852–1886

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World Events (1)

1846
Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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

Jedediah M. Grant - Willard Snow Company (1847)

Jedediah M. Grant - Willard Snow Company (1847) https://history.lds.org/overlandtravel/companies/340/jedediah-m-grant-willard-snow-company Jedediah M. Grant in the 1850s TYPE Wagon CATEGORY …

Sources (3)

  • Reuben J Thurstin in household of Sarah A Thurstin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruben Johnson Thurston, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Ruben Johnson Thurston - Pioneer Overland Travel

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