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Abner Thurston

  • Born: 28 Feb 1698/99, Newbury, Essex, Mass.
  • Marriage (1): Shuah Gilman circa 1720
  • Died: 1 Dec 1775, Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH at age 76 230

bullet   FamilySearch ID: LCML-5K7. Find a Grave ID: 208397611.


bullet  General Notes:

Abner Thurston may have been born in Newbury and moved to Exeter with his father. Records show that he bought land in Exeter, NH in 1728 and sold land to Moses of Stratham in 1734 and 1735., p40 193


bullet  Events

Probate: Exeter, NH. 231

Military: Militia, 17 May 1724, New Hampshire. 232,233 "He was corporal in the company of Capt. Daniel Ladd in the "march after the enemy toward Winnipiseogee pond." There are accounts of the Indian fighting in 1724 in Chapter XV of The History of the White Mountains by Bejamin Willey - a free eBook at Google Books:

Land, Apr 1725, Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH. 234 One of 249 persons to whom land was proportioned the common hand of the town.


Abner married Shuah Gilman, daughter of Moses Gilman and Anne Heard, circa 1720. (Shuah Gilman was born circa 1702 in Exeter, NH and died before 1749 in Exeter, NH.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Shuah, or Jerusha, Gilman, daughter of Moses Gilman of Exeter, New Hampshire, is often named as the wife of Abner. So far the closest I've found to a source is from Vol 2 of Savage:

MOSES, S. of the preced. prob. eldest, had two ws. Ann, and Elizabeth neither of wh. have kn. surnames, had ch. (nam. in his will, made 4 Apr. 1741, pro. 28 Oct. 1746), Moses, Abigail, Ann, Judith, Shuah, and Elizabeth.

This will, found in the New Hampshire Probate Records, names the children's last names: "Abigail Lord, Anne Longee, Judith Smith, Shuah Thustin and Elizabeth Thustin." There is no concrete evidence of the marriage. Abner's son Moses named his third child Shuah. 235,236

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