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Abner Thurston
Shuah Gilman
(Cir 1702-Bef 1749)
Zebadiah Johnson
Hannah Robbins
Moses Thurston
Hannah Johnson
Lydia Thurston


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Lydia Thurston 308,1833

  • Born: 6 Jul 1756, Hollis, Hillsborough Co., NH 307,308
  • Christened: 11 Jun 1756, Pepperell, MA
  • Died: 28 Oct 1757, Pepperell, MA at age 1 308,1834
  • Buried: Hollis, Hillsborough Co., NH 308

bullet   FamilySearch ID: MJQ5-VCT. Find a Grave ID: 77012971.


bullet  General Notes:

There is as yet no proof of who Lydia Thurston Conant's parents were. As far as I know, no other researcher or source has postulated that she was the daughter of Moses and Hannah Thurston. But, she was born at the right time to have been named after a deceased older sister, and also the fact that she lived in Hollis, married the step-son of Moses Thurston and named her child Moses Thurston Conant is too much to ignore. It is not clear though why her baptism was not recorded in Pepperell with her other Thurston siblings. It is probable that she was baptized in Hollis, of which I do not think there are surviving baptism/birth records for that time period.

Lydia Thurston married her step-brother, Abel Conant, who had recently lost his first wife. They lived in Hollis until the year 1813, when they settled at Hardwick, Vermont. Lydia was still living there in 1850, when she was enumerated as being 90 years of age.
(Ryan Wadleigh)

I find no evidence that she ever married Abel Conant who died in 1844. His 57 penison papers (beginning at confirm that he was married to Lydia Kidder when he died in 1844. This is despite a record of a second marriage of Abel to "Lydia Thurston" in the "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database, FamilySearch

She may have married another Abel Conant. Who was he? Not the Abel Conant of Concord who married Abigail Davis. (in this file MRIN 6407 )

More on Abel on his FaG Memorial: 41314697


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Burial: Congregational Church Cemetery, 1757, Hollis, Hillsborough Co., NH. 308,1835 Find A Grave Memorial# 77012971
Lydia Thurfton
daughter of Mr. Mofes
Thrufton and Mrs.
Hannah his Wife.
departed this life
Octob.r the 1757.
in the 2.d Year of
her Age.

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