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James Thurston
(1670-)
Mary Pearson
(1671-)
Moses Gilman
(1659-1747)
Anne Heard
(1664-)
Abner Thurston
(1699-1775)
Shuah Gilman
(Cir 1702-Bef 1749)
Abner Thurston
(1729-1778)

 

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1. Martha Piper

  • Suah (Thurston) Brown
  • Thomas Thurston+
  • David Thurston
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Abner Thurston

  • Born: 1729, Exeter, NH
  • Marriage (1): Martha Piper about 1750 in Stratham, Rockingham, NH 319
  • Died: 1778 at age 49

bullet   FamilySearch ID: KN6W-HMG.

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bullet  General Notes:

Military: Enlisted in the Revolutionary War Mar.20, 1777 in Capt. Wait's company, Col John Stark's regiment, and was paid a state bounty of 20 pounds. Jan 22, 1778 was in Capt. Farwell's company, Col Joseph Cilley's regiment; became a corporal, and is reported to have been killed in action. p 57 193

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bullet  Events

DAR Ancestor ID: Ancestor #: A115134.

Military: Col Cilley's regiment of the NH line, Dec 1776. 320 See also https://archive.org/details/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich/page/470/mode/2up
List of men by town from returns of Col. Cilley

Military: fourth regiment of militia, Jan to Mar 1777. 321 Have not found this in Fold3
Is however in Rev War Rolls (Hammond & Weare) page 563
https://archive.org/details/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich/page/562/mode/2up

Military: Capt Waits Company in Col John Stark's Regiment, 30 Mar 1777. Mustered roll of men raised by the State of NH mustered and paid by Eliphalet Giddinge.
Page 599 in Rev Rolls (Hammond and Burton)
https://archive.org/details/rollsofsoldiersi14hammrich/page/598/mode/2up

Military: Revolutionary War 1st Regt, 1778. 322,323 "Death: 1778 In Battle" (DAR)
On Muster Roll as wounded, Absent on January, 1778:
https://www.fold3.com/image/10171753
Captain Isaac Farwell's company of the First New Hampshire.
Other men on this Muster Roll are listed died with a date. Abner's is only "Wounded Absent" but there is a confusing entry in the column before.
Also Jan-Feb 1778 with the same status
Also Feb-March but no status (Remarks)
Mar-April he is listed with no status but Corporal
April - May same as above.
May-June same; June-July same; July on detachment; back again in August, 1778. same on Sept. 1778; same October & November & December; same Jan 1779 (page 37); Feb 1779 (may be on duty in Norwalk.)
Still around in Oct 1779 (page 48) on the muster roll for Nov, Dec 1779 and Jan 1780 - page 51
Deserted Jun 23, 1780 (page 54)
See page 67 for abstract from December, 1777 where he is listed as wounded and at Albany.
Page 125 for the pay roll of June, 1780 where he is paid for 4m 23d and noted deserted June 23


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Abner married Martha Piper about 1750 in Stratham, Rockingham, NH.319 (Martha Piper was born in 1729 and died 4 Nov 1825 in Candia, NH.)




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