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THURSTON, Moses
(1721-1800)
JOHNSON, Hannah
(1724-)
BUTLER, Thomas
(Abt 1745-1826)
WHITE, Jane
(1752-1834)
THURSTON, Peter
(1761-1827)
BUTLER, Hannah
(-1866)
THURSTON, Reuben Harris
(1806-1880)

 

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Spouses/Children:
BROOKS, Mary Morse

THURSTON, Reuben Harris

  • Born: 11 Dec 1806, Fletcher, Vermont
  • Marriage: BROOKS, Mary Morse on 15 Mar 1827 in Granville, Ohio 1
  • Died: 13 Apr 1880, Garden City, Blue Earth Co., MN at age 73
  • Buried: Garden City, Blue Earth Co., MN
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bullet  General Notes:

A farmer in Garden City at the time of his death." In religion a free thinker; having a fertile mind, he writes essays and poems upon religious and moral subjects, discrediting the bible as a revelation, but holding to the great first cause, God, as revealed in nature only. He always advocates morality, 'and is a most genial gentleman, a man of good judgement and taste.", p455

Reuben Harris evidently traveled with his father Peter in 1813 from Vermont to Ohio at the age of about 7 or 8, grew up and married in Licking County [Granville] Ohio and moved at some point to Garden City, MN, although there is no indication of when.

Reuben was a farmer in Garden City, Minnesota when he died. Brown Thurston, in his massive 1880 work on the Thurston family, typified him thusly: "In religion a free thinker; having a fertile mind, he writes essays and poems upon religious and moral subjects, discrediting the bible as a revelation, but holding to the great first cause, God, as revealed in nature only. He always advocates morality, 'and is a most genial gentleman, a man of good judgment and taste.", p455

1840 THURSTON REUBEN H. Delaware County OH 202 Berlin Township Federal Population Schedule OH 1840 Federal Census Index OHS4a2594245 2

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He appeared on the census in 1840 in Berlin Township, Delaware Co., OH. See notes

He was employed. Farmer

He appeared on the census in 1850 in Berlin Township, Delaware Co., OH. 3


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Reuben married Mary Morse BROOKS, daughter of Nathan BROOKS and Sarah MORSE, on 15 Mar 1827 in Granville, Ohio.1 (Mary Morse BROOKS was born on 12 Jun 1803 in Underhill, Vermont, died on 11 May 1876 1 and was buried in Garden City, Blue Earth Co., MN.)


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Sources


1 Thurston, Brown, comp., The Thurston Genealogies (Portland, ME, Hoyt, Fogg & Dunham, 1880), page 455.

2 Ibid.

3 Ohio, Delaware County, 1850 US Census, Population Schedule (The National Archives; Ancestry.com Census Images Online).


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