Thomas Thurston

1800–1872 (Age 72)
Albemarle, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Thurston was born in 1800, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States, his father, Meriwether Overton Thurston, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Lowry, was 32. He married Elizabeth Watson on 25 November 1825, in Albemarle, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Missouri Township, Boone, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Boone, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died in 1872, in Midway, Boone, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Midway, Boone, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Thurston
1800–1872
Elizabeth Watson
1800–1862
Marriage: 25 November 1825
John Wesley Thurston
1829–1912
William A Thurston
1831–1861
James Wyatt Thurston
1832–1903
Margaret Thurston
1833–
Franklin Thurston
1834–
Marry Ann Thurston
1836–1869
George Thomas Thurston
1839–1914

Spouse and Children

    Male1800–1872Male

    Elizabeth Watson

    Female1800–1862Female

MARRIAGE
25 November 1825
Albemarle, Virginia, United States
children

(7)

    John Wesley Thurston

    Male1829–1912Male

    William A Thurston

    Male1831–1861Male

    James Wyatt Thurston

    Male1832–1903Male

    Margaret Thurston

    Female1833–Female

    Franklin Thurston

    Male1834–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Meriwether Overton Thurston

    Male1767–1802Male

    Elizabeth Lowry

    Female1768–1799Female

siblings

(7)

    Margaret Thurston

    Female1784–1852Female

    Joanna Thurston

    Female1790–1868Female

    James Thurston

    Male1792–1829Male

    Mariah L. Thurston

    Female1795–1867Female

    Thomas Thurston

    Male1796–1868Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English:1. from a medieval personal name, Old Norse þórsteinn, composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + steinn ‘stone’, ‘rock’, hence ‘altar of Thor’ or perhaps ‘hammer of Thor’. 2. habitational name from Thurston in Suffolk, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name þóri ( see Thor ) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Thurston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thos Thurston, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Thurston, "United States Census, 1860"

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