THRUSTON/THURSTON GENEALOGY

 

 

IMG_6364aThruston Coat of Arms

Thruston Coat of Arms

The spelling of the name Thurston in America was previously Thruston.  Later records show the spelling as Thurston. The Thruston/Thurston family of Virginia was a very prominent family. A hand written genealogy of the family was originally compiled by John Thruston (1606-1675) and continued by John’s son Edward. I had the good fortune to get photo copies of that genealogy at the archives of the Rockefeller Library in Colonial Williamsburg several years ago. The Thruston/Thurston Family Genealogy was also published in the William and Mary Quarterly Magazine, which is in bound book form in many libraries.

 The photos of the Thruston/Thurston genealogy that I took are below:
 Genealogy charts from Rockefeller Lib 001
Genealogy charts from Rockefeller Lib 006
Genealogy charts from Rockefeller Lib 007
Genealogy charts from Rockefeller Lib 009
Genealogy charts from Rockefeller Lib 010
Genealogy charts from Rockefeller Lib 011
Malachias Thruston was born about 1580 in Wellington, Somersetshire, England and died in 1651 in Buckland, Somerset, England.  He and his wife are buried in Buckland Church (photo shown below) in Somerset, England
Buckland St Marys THRUSTON
The first (top of page) person shown on the Descendant Chart is Malachias Thruston. He and his wife had four children: John, b. 1606, Edward, b. 1608, Elizabeth, b. 1608, and another daughter (name unknown), b. 1610.
There is in the possession of the Thruston family a vellum bound and metal-clasped book; on its yellow leaves are inscribed various family records, scraps of history, receipts, prescriptions, etc. The first entry is as follows: “John Thruston, ye son of Malachias Thruston, of Wellington in Somerset, was baptized in Tepisk Church of Wellington, ye 8th day of June, 1606.The contents of this book, with the baptismal, marriage and burial entries, in the parish church register and the records of the names of John, Edward and Malachias Thruston, in the register at Oxford, furnish an accurate family history, traceable to the present time.

According to the pedigree signed and registered by his grandson for the College of Arms, Malachias married Justian Fursland dau of Andrew Fursland of Wallington Somerset and died Feb 1651 in (?West) Buckland, Somerset, England, where she was buried. (Other sources believe he possibly married x Chamberlain 1605 in Buckland, Somerset, England. She was born Abt. 1584 in Buckland, Somerset, England). (As yet I have no source for this information.)

John Thruston (Generation 1)

(For the purpose of this genealogy, John Thruston (b. 1606 – d. 1675) is Generation No. 1)

From the book Virginia Prominent Families, Vol. 1-4: The John Thruston, who is supposed to have made the first entries in the old memorandum book, was Chamberlain of Bristol many years. He married twice, his first wife “being Thomasine Rich, ye daughter of Peter Rich, preacher of God’s word in Yeatsburg (?), in the County of Wills (Wiltshire), was baptized in ye parish church of Yeatshire (?), the 24th of August, 1604.” John Thruston was the son of Malachias Thruston and the old Thruston place at West Buckland, near Wellington, was standing, 1896. Several entries now follow, interesting but not to our purpose: then-“This 15 day of March, 1629, my sonne Robert Thruston was born and baptized the 19 day of the same month. Sponsors Edith Dier, Mr. Robert Rogers, Mr. Mathew Warner.” “My wife died ye 30 day of November, about seven ye clock at night, and was buried the 2d of December, 1649, in the morning at St. Thomas”.
Volume IV
Chapter XI
Thruston Family.
Excerpts from the old John Thruston memorandum book:

The 12th of January, 1648, I was married to me second wife.”
“The 27th of February, 1648, I had my fall in the river.”
This John Thruston by his two marriages had twenty-four children; only a small proportion of them attained maturity, and the entries relating to his life follow below:

Of the children of John Thruston, Edward and Malachias settled in Norfolk Co., Va.; the book aforesaid fell into the hands of Dr. Edward Thruston, who writes:

One of the family followed the fortunes of William of Normandy and became his standard bearer. When William appealed to the Papal authority, to decide the quarrel between him and the Saxon Harold, the Pope, setting aside justice, decided in the Norman’s favor and consecrated the banner to be borne in the invasion of England. The standard bearer’s name was Tostien, and tradition says he was a nephew of the Conqueror. In the battle of Hastings, “so brave was he, so well he led,” and so loud his cries of “En avant,” that some despairing Saxon, caught at the sound and called him “Thruston,” and Tostien adopted the sobriquet as his name. In the division of land which followed the conquest, the Doomsday Book says, the “Story-haunted Camelot” fell to the Thrustons.

(2) From William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Papers, Vol. 2, No. 4. (Apr., 1894), pp. 219-229 and Vol. 4, No. 1:

Probably one of the most interesting and satisfactory family records preserved in America is that of the Thruston family. This family came to Virginia from the city of Bristol (England), which contributed so much to the settlement of Virginia.

The Thruston Family of Virginia

(Copyright of the Wm & Mary Quarterly prevents me from entering the actual wording from the Quarterly. I will instead list just facts of names & dates…)

John Thruston was the Chamberlain of Bristol. He was baptized June 8, 1606 and died April 8, 1675. He was the son of Malachias Thurston of Wellington, in Somersetshire. He married Thomasine, daughter of Peter Rich, who was the minister of Yeatsbury (?) in Wiltshire, and had 24 children. All those children died under age except for the following:

Thomasine, who married John Hunt on Sept. 11, 1653

Justian, died age 21

Alice, died age 26

Ann

Malachy

Edward

Justian (it was not uncommon to give a 2nd child the name of a deceased sibling)

James

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Virginia HeraldicaA Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor with Genealogical Notes of the Families. by William Crozier, 1965

pg. 54

THRUSTON   Norfolk County

Arms: Sable three buglehorns argent stringed or, garnished azure.

Crest: A heron argent.

Motto: Esse quam videri.

The immigrant was Malachy Thruston, born 19 Jan. 1637, who was a lawyer in Virginia from 1670. His will, dated 14 March, 1698/9, probated 15 Nov. In Norfolk county, states, that “I leave to my son, John Thruston, my signett Ring with my coat of Armes.” Malachy was the grandson of Malachias Thruston of Wellington, Somersetshire, born anti 1600, Malachias’s wife died 1651. Their son John was born 8 June 1606, at Wellington, and became Chamberlain of the City of Bristol. He died 8 April, 1676, and is buried at St. Thomas, Bristol. He was married twice, having by his first wife 16 children, and by the second, 8 children. Edward Thruston, brother of Malachy, the immigrant, came to Virginia ante 1666.He was born at Bristol 30 Jan. 1638, and married in Va. 28 Oct. 1666. Anne, daughter of Thomas Loveing, merchant, of Martin’s Hundred. She died 17 Dec. 1670, and Edward married, 2nd, in Bristol 2 Aug. 1671, Susanna Perry, daughter of Nicholas Perry of Gt. Marlow. From 1680 to 1683 Edward Thruston resided Ashton, Eng., at which place his wife died 2 Aug., 1683. He returned to Virginia in 1717, and has many descendants.

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The following is an outline descendant chart from my personal file. If you find a mistake, please contact me.

Descendants of John Thruston

1   John Thruston b: 08 Jun 1606 in Wellington, Somersetshire, England d: 08 Apr 1675 in Bristol, Gloucester, England
. +Thomasine Rich b: Aug 1604 in Heytesbury, England m: 12 Jan 1628 in Bristol, Gloucester, England d: 30 Nov 1647 in Bristol, Gloucester, England
2   Robert Thruston b: 15 Mar 1629 d: 22 May 1641
2   John Thruston b: 01 Feb 1630 d: 03 Feb 1630
2   John Thurston b: 11 Feb 1631 d: 13 Jul 1644
2   Thomasine Thruston b: 1632
…. +John Hunt m: 11 Sep 1653
2   Justian Thruston b: 11 Sep 1634 d: 27 May 1645
2   Alice Thruston b: 26 Sep 1635 d: 14 Jun 1661
2   Ann Thruston b: 23 Dec 1636
2   Malachy Thruston b: 19 Jan 1637 in Norfolk, England d: Nov 1699 in Norfolk County, VA
…. +Martha Ivey
.. 3   John Thruston d: Dec 1709 in Norfolk County, VA
…… +Margaret d: Aft. 1709
.. 3   James Thruston
.. 3   Sarah Thruston
.. 3   Jane Thruston
.. 3   Martha Thruston
.. 3   Malachy Thruston
2   Edward Thurston b: 30 Jan 1638 in Bristol, Gloucester, England; d. 17 Dec 1670, Bristol, England
…. +Anne Loveing b: 1643 in Jamestown, James City Co., Virginia m: 28 Oct 1666 in Chippokes Plantation in Virginia by Minister Mr.Murry./Martins Hundred, James City Co., Virginia d: 13 Dec 1670 in St. Thomas, Bristol, County of Wilts, England
Edward Thruston’s announcement of his marriage: “I was married to Ann Loving, the daughter of Mr. Thomas Loving, merchant, the 28th day of October, 1666, at Martin’s Hundred in Virginia, but ye celebration of ye wedding was at ye ch(urch) of Chipoacks (*) in ye same country (Virginia) by Wm. Murray, ye minister.”
John James married Justina Thurston

John James married Justina Thurston

(Edward Thruston/Thurston is my 9th Great Grandfather)

.. 3   John Thruston b: 02 Dec 1668 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: Aft. 1717
…… +Elizabeth Ellinor Carey b: 1672 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA m: 23 Sep 1690 in Ashton, Montgomery Co., MD
…. 4   Justina Thurston b: 26 Aug 1691 in Long Ashton, Summerset, England d: 1790 in Armsfield, James City, Hanover Co., VA
…….. +John James b: 1688 in Bristol, Somerset, England m: Bef. 1712 in Bristol, Gloucester, England d: 1725 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Virginia
……. 5   Thurston (Major) James b: 1715 in Martins Hundred, James City County, VA d: 05 Feb 1780 in James City, VA
……….. +?
……… 6   John James d: 1818 in James City Co., VA
……….. 7   Thruston James d: Bet. 1833 – 1834 in James City County, VA
…………… +Mary “Polly” Banks
………….. 8   Mary Banks James b: 04 Oct 1820 in James City Co., VA d: Aug 1859 in Barhamsville, New Kent, Virginia, USA
……………… +? Parrish
………….. *2nd Husband of Mary Banks James:
……………… +William Oliver Hockaday m: 20 May 1847
……… 6   William James
……. 5   Christopher James b: 1720 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: 1779 in Armsfield, James City, VA
……….. +Lucy Thompson b: Abt. 1720 in Henrico Co., VA m: 1746 in Virginia d: 1767 in Armsfield, James City, VA
……… 6   Mary James b: 1747 in Hanover County, VA d: in Ohio County, KY
…………. +John Garland
……….. 7   Mary Garland
……… *2nd Husband of Mary James:
…………. +John/James Pendleton
……….. 7   Mary Pendleton
……… 6   John James b: 1750 in Armsfield Plantation, Hanover Co., Virginia d: 16 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co.,  Kentucky
…………. +Elizabeth Frances Morris m: 01 Dec 1774 d: 1774
……….. 7   Elizabeth Morris James b: 1774 d: in Mercer Co., KY
…………… +Joseph Thompson b: in Virginia
………….. 8   Joseph Addison Thompson
……………… +Mary Amanda Singleton
………….. 8   Mary McClung Thompson
……………… +Burr H. McCown
………….. 8   Ann G. Thompson
……………… +Thomas B. Hooe
………….. 8   Elizabeth Morris Thompson b: 27 Oct 1800 d: 04 Mar 1864
……………… +John Atwood Toomlinson MD b: 07 Aug 1793 in CT
……… *2nd Wife of John James:
…………. +Lucy Mosby b: 1762 in Henrico Co., Virginia m: 1780 in Henrico, Virginia d: 26 Sep 1819 in Beaver Dam, Ohio Co., Kentucky
……….. 7   William “Billy” Samuel James b: 1780 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY
…………… +Catherine Ann Parker b: Abt. 1785 in VA m: 06 Apr 1801 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: Bet. 1840 – 1848 in Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   Samuel James b: 1802 in Ohio Co., KY d: Abt. 1870 in Ohio Co., KY
……………… +Elizabeth Davis m: 10 Nov 1821
………….. *2nd Wife of Samuel James:
……………… +Elizabeth Reno b: Abt. 1804 in Kentucky m: 09 Feb 1826 in Muhlenburg Co., KY
………….. 8   Fleming W. James b: 1803 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: Aft. 1880 in Ohio Co., Kentucky
……………… +Margaret Ann Rogers b: Abt. 1824 in Ohio Co., KY m: 24 Nov 1839 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bef. 1880 in Ohio Co., Kentucky
………….. 8   Lucy James b: 1805
……………… +William Cass Rogers b: Abt. 1802 m: 22 Apr 1822 in Ohio Co., Kentucky
………….. 8   Frances “Fannie” James b: 1808 in Ohio Co., KY
……………… +Milton Rogers b: 1808 d: 1882
………….. 8   Eliza James b: 08 Sep 1809 in KY d: 08 Jan 1866 in Butler Co., Kentucky
……………… +Chastain Ferguson m: 26 Dec 1832
………….. *2nd Husband of Eliza James:
……………… +Isaac Clark b: in KY m: 27 Jan 1835 in Butler Co., Kentucky
………….. *3rd Husband of Eliza James:
……………… +Drinkard Arbuckle b: 07 May 1803 in Kentucky m: 17 Jun 1841 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: 14 May 1863 in Butler Co., Kentucky
………….. 8   Mosby “Mode” James b: 15 Jan 1812 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 11 Jan 1873 in Ohio Co., Kentucky
……………… +Elizabeth “Betsy” Coffee Hobdy b: 01 Mar 1815 in Tennessee m: 25 Dec 1832 in Ohio County, Kentucky d: 02 Dec 1879 in Ohio Co., KY
………….. 8   [4] Caroline M. James b: 16 Jun 1814 in Ohio Co., KY d: 1907 in Butler Co., KY
……………… +[3] Morrison James b: 01 Sep 1814 in Ohio Co., KY m: 28 Dec 1836 in Butler Co., KY d: Aft. 1880 in Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   Emaline James b: 1818
……………… +Cotten Hobdy b: 1812 in Tennessee m: 13 May 1833 in Divorced/Butler County, Kentucky d: Aft. 1870 in Butler County, Kentucky
………….. 8   William L. James b: 20 Jun 1819 in Ohio Co., KY d: 25 Jul 1899 in Warren’s Mill, Butler Co., Kentucky
……………… +Lucinda Arbuckle m: 10 Jun 1846 in Butler Co., Kentucky
………….. *2nd Wife of William L. James:
……………… +Lucinda Arbuckle b: Aug 1832 in Garrard Co., KY m: 20 Jun 1846 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: Aug 1901 in Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   Sarah Ann “Sally” James b: 1825 in Butler County, Kentucky d: Aft. 1880
……………… +Alexander Hobdy b: 1818 in Butler Co., Kentucky m: 27 Jun 1843 in Butler County, KY d: Bef. 1880 in Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   [1] Martha J. James b: 1830 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bet. 1880 – 1900 in Butler Co., KY
……………… +[2] Volney M. James b: 1844 in Kentucky m: 1845 d: Bet. 1860 – 1863
……….. *2nd Wife of William “Billy” Samuel James:
…………… +Jane Cravens m: 28 Jul 1825 in Ohio County, KY
……….. 7   Mary (Polly) James b: 1782 in Hanover Co., Virginia
…………… +Joel Jones Sugg b: Abt. 1781 in NC m: 28 Feb 1800 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bef. 1850
……….. 7   John James Jr. b: 1783 in Buckingham Co., VA d: 14 Jan 1860 in Millersburg. KY
…………… +Margaret Taylor b: 1785 m: 29 May 1803 d: 06 Jun 1871
………….. 8   William James
………….. 8   Lucy M. James b: 14 Jul 1808 in Ohio Co., Kentucky
……………… +Fielding Withers m: 11 Aug 1834 in Lincoln Co., KY
………….. 8   Christian M. James b: 25 May 1813
……………… +William Guest m: 20 Feb 1834 in Lincoln Co., KY
………….. 8   Sally C. James b: 1815 d: Aft. 1880
……………… +Thomas Ball m: 16 Nov 1834 in Lincoln Co., KY
………….. 8   John M. James b: 29 Dec 1820 d: 13 Sep 1902
……………… +Elizabeth H. ?
……….. 7   Mosby James b: 1784 in Henrico Co., Virginia d: 15 Nov 1855 in Ohio Co., KY
………….. 8   [1] Martha J. James b: 1830 in Ohio Co., KY d: Bet. 1880 – 1900 in Butler Co., KY
……………… +[2] Volney M. James b: 1844 in Kentucky m: 1845 d: Bet. 1860 – 1863
…………… +Sally Borah
……….. *2nd Wife of Mosby James:
…………… +Elizabeth “Betsey” Martha Rogers b: 1791 in Nelson Co., KY m: 08 Nov 1813 in Ohio Co., Kentucky
………….. 8   [3] Morrison James b: 01 Sep 1814 in Ohio Co., KY d: Aft. 1880 in Butler Co., KY
……………… +Caroline M. ?
………….. *2nd Wife of [3] Morrison James:
……………… +[4] Caroline M. James b: 16 Jun 1814 in Ohio Co., KY m: 28 Dec 1836 in Butler Co., KY d: 1907 in Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   Samuel Louis James b: 25 Aug 1816 d: 1907
………….. 8   Margaret Ann James b: 1818 d: 1856
………….. 8   William Henry James b: 1819 d: 1848
………….. 8   Joseph (Frank) Franklin James b: 1822 in Ohio Co., KY d: in Ohio Co., KY
……………… +Malissa Catherine Valentine b: 1826 m: 22 Sep 1846 d: 1899
………….. 8   Pleasant Foster James b: Abt. 1828 in Ohio County, Kentucky
……………… +Mary Louise Parker b: in Tennessee m: 23 Dec 1847 in Butler Co., Ky d: Abt. 1865 in Butler County, Kentucky
………….. 8   Berilla James b: 1828 in Ohio Co., KY
……………… +John L. Rankin
………….. 8   Hezekiah James b: 29 May 1832 in Ohio Co., KY d: 18 Feb 1880 in Butler Co., KY
……………… +Mary D. Butler b: 02 Jan 1842 in Sumner Co., TN d: 09 Jan 1906
………….. 8   John (Jack) James b: 1833
………….. 8   [2] Volney M. James b: 1844 in Kentucky d: Bet. 1860 – 1863
……………… +[1] Martha J. James b: 1830 in Ohio Co., KY m: 1845 d: Bet. 1880 – 1900 in Butler Co., KY
……….. 7   Foster James b: 14 Nov 1786 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: 02 Feb 1860 in Butler Co., KY
…………… +Margaret Elizabeth “Betsy” Wand b: 1796 in Frederick Co., Virginia m: 17 Jan 1811 in Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   Nancy Wand James b: 11 Oct 1811 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY d: 23 Dec 1874 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY
……………… +Samuel Z. Austin b: 11 Nov 1801 in MOntgomery County, Maryland m: 09 Aug 1831 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   Zerelda James b: 13 Dec 1813 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY d: 22 Jul 1839 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY
……………… +? Brown
………….. *2nd Husband of Zerelda James:
……………… +John Magruder Austin b: 11 Dec 1803 in MOntgomery County, Maryland m: 13 Dec 1827 in Morgantown, Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   Amanda Howarth James b: 14 Dec 1814 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: 20 Aug 1883 in Missouri
……………… +Bartlett James Burke m: 20 Jun 1839
………….. 8   Thomas Melvin James b: 07 Feb 1816 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 11 Jul 1885 in Muhlenburg Co., KY
……………… +Elizabeth Harold b: 07 May 1827 in Logan, Kentucky, USA m: 14 Apr 1841 in Butler Co., KY d: 18 Dec 1878 in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, USA
………….. *2nd Wife of Thomas Melvin James:
……………… +H. C. Johnson m: 06 Apr 1880 in Butler Co., Kentucky
………….. 8   Mary Elizabeth James b: 03 Jan 1818
……………… +James Monroe Helm b: 03 Jun 1818 in Ohio Co., KY m: 14 Dec 1838
………….. 8   Armilda Powell James b: 26 Jun 1821 in Butler Co., KY d: 20 Dec 1890 in Lathrop, Missouri
……………… +William Claude McKenney m: 09 Jan 1840 in Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   Julia Ann James b: 1825 in Butler Co., KY d: 26 May 1900 in Greenville, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, USA
……………… +John H. Burks m: 06 Jul 1846
………….. *2nd Husband of Julia Ann James:
……………… +Finis McClean Allison m: 01 Aug 1849 in Muhlenburg Co., KY
………….. 8   Lucy James b: Abt. 1826 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: Aft. 1880 in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, USA
……………… +Joseph Ricketts m: 06 Aug 1846 in Butler Co., Kentucky
………….. 8   Margaret Wand James b: 14 Feb 1827 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: 22 Jan 1896
……………… +James Searcy Howard m: 26 Oct 1841 in Butler Co., Kentucky
………….. *2nd Husband of Margaret Wand James:
……………… +George Doolin m: 16 Sep 1868 in Butler Co., KY
……….. 7   Samuel Mosby James b: 08 Apr 1790 in Hanover Co., VA d: 16 Dec 1862 in Ohio Co., KY
…………… +Martha Patsy Rogers m: 19 Oct 1818 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: 19 Dec 1820
………….. 8   Thurston James b: 11 Jun 1819
……….. *2nd Wife of Samuel Mosby James:
…………… +Elizabeth Sarah Mae “Sallie” Borah b: 28 Sep 1796 in Bourbon County, Kentucky m: 25 Nov 1822 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 1865 in Ohio County, Kentucky
………….. 8   Jefferson James b: 1823 d: 1840
………….. 8   Magdalene James b: 29 Jul 1825 in Ohio Co., KY d: 04 Sep 1901 in Ohio Co., Kentucky
……………… +William Lloyd Rogers b: 24 Jan 1824 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 26 Feb 1877 in Ohio Co., Kentucky
………….. 8   Joseph Lee James b: 1827 d: 1915
……………… +Martha Shelton m: 1850
………….. 8   Sarah James b: 1831
………….. 8   Samuel Mosby James b: 1833 d: 1917
………….. 8   Hezekiah James b: 1835 d: 1855
………….. 8   Lucy Jane James b: 1839
………….. 8   John Alfred James b: 1839 d: 1857
……….. 7   Joseph James b: 05 Feb 1791 in VA d: 17 May 1866 in Ohio Co., KY
…………… +Elizabeth Rogers b: 17 May 1809 in Washington, KY m: 03 Oct 1822 d: 07 Sep 1882 in Ohio Co., KY
……….. 7   Hezekiah James b: 20 Sep 1792 in Lynchburg, Campbell Co., Va d: 24 Aug 1835 in Butler Co., KY
…………… +Elizabeth Carson b: 20 Jul 1798 in Ohio or Butler Co., KY m: 17 Oct 1816 in Butler Co., Kentucky d: 09 Jun 1849 in Butler Co., KY
………….. 8   James Foster James b: 1815 d: Bef. 1885
……………… +Nancy ? b: 1823
………….. 8   Maria J. James b: Bet. 1816 – 1840 d: Bef. 1885
……………… +? McCarty
………….. 8   Mary L. James b: Bet. 1816 – 1840
………….. 8   John Mosby James b: 1819 d: 1838
………….. 8   William Sevier James b: 06 Dec 1821 d: 1907
………….. 8   Hezekiah Allen James b: 26 Jan 1824
………….. 8   Mary D. James b: 1847
……….. 7   Susannah James b: 13 Dec 1794 in Henrico or Campbell Co., VA d: 15 Aug 1859 in Clackamas Co., OR
…………… +Thomas Taylor b: 15 Oct 1791 in Frederick Co., VA m: 17 Jan 1814 in Ohio Co., Kentucky d: 14 May 1866 in Gray’s Harbor Co., WA
………….. 8   Martha Amanda Taylor b: 1820
……….. 7   Mariah James b: 1802 in Ohio Co., KY d: 1854 in Ohio Co., KY
…………… +Jacob M. Ambrose b: 12 Jun 1798 in Ohio Co., KY m: 18 Jun 1823 in Virginia d: 1879 in Muhlenberg, KY
………….. 8   Helen F. Ambrose b: 16 Aug 1829
………….. 8   Henry Ambrose b: 1833 d: 1910
………….. 8   John Ambrose b: 1835 d: 1862
………….. 8   Mary Ambrose b: 1840
………….. 8   Hannibal Luther Ambrose b: 1843 d: 1902
……… 6   Foster James b: 23 Jun 1752 in Hanover Co., VA d: 12 Mar 1812 in Hanover Co., Virginia
…………. +Rebecca Clough
……… 6   Elizabeth James b: 1754
…………. +John Thompson b: in Rose Hill
……….. 7   Elizabeth Thompson
……… 6   Lucy James b: 1757
…………. +Nathaniel Thompson
……….. 7   Lucy Thompson
……….. 7   Garland Thompson b: 26 Oct 1790 in Hanover Co., VA d: 15 Apr 1821 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
…………… +Eliza D. Anderson m: 07 May 1818
……… 6   Thruston James b: 1759
…………. +Sarah Pendelton
……….. 7   Spotswood James b: Abt. 1797 in Hanover Co., VA d: Bet. 1860 – 1870 in Hanover Co., VA
…………… +Feronia A. Bird
……… 6   Edmund James b: 15 Jan 1763 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: Bet. 1805 – 1810 in Hanover Co., VA
…………. +Susannah Sheppard m: 20 Dec 1788 in Henrico Co.,  Virginia
……….. 7   Garland James b: 1789 in Hanover Co., VA d: 1867 in Mill Creek, Hanover Co., VA
…………… +Sarah Peatross
………….. 8   Henry James
……….. 7   Fleming James b: 02 Jan 1792 d: Abt. 1863
…………… +Matilda Quarles m: 1814 in Fluvanna Co., VA
……….. *2nd Wife of Fleming James:
…………… +Mary A. Armstrong m: 03 Jun 1829 in Richmond, VA
………….. 8   Fleming James Jr.
……………… +Mary Ella Duvall
……….. 7   Joseph Sheppard James b: 1794 in Hanover Co., Virginia d: 18 Mar 1839 in Richmond, VA
…………… +Catherine C. Richards
……….. *2nd Wife of Joseph Sheppard James:
…………… +Frances Redd Chandler m: 30 May 1820 in Garland Hill, Hanover Co., VA
……….. 7   Edwin James b: 1796 in Hanover Co., VA
…………… +Frances Wills Armstrong m: 14 Mar 1830 in Residence of Fleming James, Richmond, VA
……….. 7   Elizabeth Mosby James b: 1798 in Hanover Co., VA d: Aft. 13 Aug 1850
…………… +John Ladd Vaughan m: Abt. 1824 in Hanover Co., VA
……….. 7   Ann Sheppard James b: 1800 in Hanover Co., VA
…………… +Sublett McGruder b: Bet. 15 – 30 Apr 1847 in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, USA
……… 6   George James b: 15 Jan 1763
……… 6   Frances James b: 09 Jul 1766 in Hanover Co., VA
…………. +John Pendleton m: Aft. 1787
……. 5   John James b: 1720 in Martin’s Hundred, James City Co., VA d: 02 Jan 1778 in Fauquier Co., VA
……….. +Dinah Allen b: Oct 1716 in Stafford Co., VA m: 1738 in Stafford Co. became Fauquier Co in 1759/Stafford or Prince William Co., Va. d: 16 May 1800 in Facquier Co., VA
……… 6   Thomas James
……… 6   Benjamin James
……… 6   John James
……… 6   Sarah James
…………. +Peter Hitt
……… 6   Ann James
…………. +John Finnie
……… *2nd Husband of Ann James:
…………. +Rodham Tullos
……… 6   Hannah James
…………. +Charles Hume
……… 6   Elizabeth James
…………. +John Bradford
……… 6   Mary James
…………. +Peter Conway
……… 6   Dinah James
…………. +James Thompson
……… 6   Susannah James
…………. +Isaac Eustace
……. 5   Thomas James b: 1722
……….. +Alice Garland
……… 6   Thruston James
……. 5   May James b: Aft. 1723 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Hanover County, Virginia
.. 3   Thomasine Thruston b: Bet. 28 Nov – 04 Dec 1670 in Bristol, England d: 11 Dec 1670 in St. Thomas, Bristol, England
*2nd Wife of Edward Thurston:
…. +Susanna Perry m: 03 Sep 1671 in St. Thomas Church, Bristol, England d: 02 Aug 1683
.. 3   Elizabeth Thurston
…… +John Astley m: 10 Sep 1701
.. 3   Thomasine Thurston
.. 3   Mary Thurston b: 13 Dec 1677
.. 3   Edward Thurston b: 05 Feb 1680 in Ashton, England d: Jun 1762
…… +Elizabeth Housden m: 31 Aug 1706
…. 4   Mary Thurston b: 09 Dec 1707
…. 4   John Thurston b: 24 Oct 1709 in Gloucester Point, Virginia d: 20 Feb 1766 in Gloucester Point, Gloucester, Virginia, USA
…….. +Sarah Mynne b: 24 Oct 1709 m: 06 Dec 1737 d: 12 May 1786
……. 5   Charles Mynn Thurston b: 06 Nov 1738 in Landsdowne, Gloucester Co., VA d: 21 Mar 1812 in near New Orleans, La.

……….. +Mary Buckner m: 1760 d: 18 Aug 1765

……… 6   John Thurston b: 15 Oct 1761 d: 19 Feb 1802

…………. +Eliza Thruston Whiting b: 15 Oct 1761 m: 13 Oct 1782 d: 15 Feb 1802

……….. 7   Mary Buckner Thurston b: 14 Aug 1783

…………… +Thomas January m: 14 Nov 1799 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY

……….. 7   Elizabeth Taylor Thurston b: 13 Feb 1785 d: Mar 1838

…………… +Worden Pope m: 11 Sep 1804 d: May 1837

……….. 7   Thomas Whiting Thurston b: 06 Nov 1786

……….. 7   Sarah Thurston b: 08 Nov 1788

……….. 7   Catherine Thurston b: 19 Sep 1790

……….. 7   Charles Mynn Thurston b: 26 Feb 1793 d: Jan 1854

…………… +Eliza Sydnor Crosby

……….. 7   Fanny Badello Thurston b: 07 Mar 1795

……….. 7   Alfred Thurston b: 16 Apr 1797

……….. 7   Lucius Falkland Thurston b: 18 Jul 1799

……… 6   Buckner Thurston b: 09 Feb 1764 d: 09 Feb 1802 in Buried in Washington, D. C./

…………. +Jannett January m: 17 Mar 1795

……… 6   Charles Minn Thurston Jr. b: 03 Aug 1765 d: 08 Dec 1800

…………. +Frances Ellinor Clark m: 20 Jan 1796

……. *2nd Wife of Charles Mynn Thurston:

……….. +Ann Alexander b: 1742 in Virginia  d: Nov 11, 1819 in Louisiana

……… 6   Sarah Alexander Thurston b: 15 Dec 1766

…………. +George Flowerdieu Norton b: in Virginia m: 17 Dec 1784

……… 6   Frederick Thurston b: 15 Mar 1770 d: Bef. 1848 in Attachapus, Louisiana

……… 6   Mary “Polly” Buckner Thurston b: 31 Jul 1772

…………. +Charles Magill m: 25 May 1792

……… 6   Frances “Fanny” Thurston b: 03 Feb 1774 d: 1813

…………. +Frederick Conrad m: 25 Apr 1793

……… 6   Elizabeth ” Betsey” Mynn Thurston b: 06 Apr 1775

…………. +William Dangerfield m: 10 Aug 1794

……… 6   Alfred Thurston b: 14 May 1778

…………. +Elizabeth Hudson m: 13 Dec 1818 in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

……… 6   Eloiza “Louisa” Thurston b: 23 Mar 1782

…………. +Edmund Haynes Taylor b: 1772 m: Feb 1797 d: 1839

……… 6   Sydney Anne Thurston b: 02 May 1783 d: 12 Sep 1803

…………. +Alfred H. Powell

……… 6   Edmund Taylor Thurston b: 24 Oct 1785 d: Bef. 1848 in Mississippi

……….. 7   ?

……. 5   Elizabeth Thurston b: 27 Apr 1740 d: 1766
……….. +Thomas Whiting
……. 5   Sarah Mynn Thurston b: 27 Apr 1743
……….. +John Thornton b: 13 Sep 1744 in Gloucester Co., VA m: Abt. 1770
……… 6   Frank Thornton
……… 6   Harry Thornton
……… 6   Catharine Thornton
…………. +George Turner b: 19 Apr 1775 in Moss Neck, Caroline Co., Va.
……….. 7   ? Turner b: 23 May 1814 in Beech Creek, Hanover Co., Va.
…………… +Ceciller Dabney Shelton
………….. 8   Byrd Thornton Turner b: in King George, Virginia (He was a Deacon at the Seminary in June 1878 and a Priest in Boydtown in Oct. 1879.)
……… 6   Polly Thornton
…………. +William Kennon b: in Norwood, Va.
……… 6   William Mynn Thornton b: 1773 in May Fair, Hanover Co., VA d: 1856
…………. +? Anderson
……….. 7   James Thornton (A Judge)
…………… +Sally Innis Crittenden
……. *2nd Husband of Sarah Mynn Thurston:
……….. +James Lewis b: 1753 m: 18 Dec 1784
……… 6   Elinor Lewis
……… 6   Sarah “Sally” Lewis b: 24 Jun 1787 in Gloucester Co., VA
……. *3rd Husband of Sarah Mynn Thurston:
……….. +? Tabb m: Abt. 1790
……. 5   Mary Thurston b: 17 May 1746
……. 5   John Thurston b: 20 May 1750
……. 5   Frances Thurston b: 20 Mar 1752 d: 1780
……….. +William Hubbard b: in Charlotte Co., VA
……. 5   Edward Thurston b: 12 Jul 1753 d: 24 Jun 1754
……. 5   Jemima Thurston b: 18 Dec 1755 d: 04 Jul 1756
……. 5   Mildred Thurston b: 02 Oct 1756 d. 1758 buried with tombstone in Gloucester Co., Va.
……. 5   Robert Thurston b: 14 Jan 1759 d: Aft. 1802
……… 6   ? Thurston
…………. +John Bracken b: 1745 d: 1818 in Bruton Parish Church/Williamsburg, Charles City Co., Virginia
…. 4   Elizabeth Thurston b: 08 Apr 1712 d: 18 Jan 1782
…….. +Cornelius Calvert m: 05 May 1772
…. 4   Frances Thurston b: 07 Jan 1714 d: 21 Aug 1749
…….. +? Smith
…. 4   Edmond Thurston b: 14 Jul 1717
…. 4   Susannah Thurston b: 30 Jul 1719 d: 27 Dec 1748
…….. +? Robertson
……. 5   Moses Robertson b: 1742
……. 5   Frances Robertson b: 1744
…. 4   Perry Thurston b: 30 Aug 1721
…. 4   Thomas Thurston b: 04 Dec 1725 d: 15 Feb 1738
2   Son Thruston b: 14 Apr 1640 d: 14 Apr 1640
2   Robert Thruston b: 26 May 1641
2   Grace Thruston b: 11 Aug 1642
2   Thomas Thruston b: 08 Nov 1643
2   Milecious Thruston b: 22 Dec 1644
2   Symon Thruston b: 28 Nov 1645
2   Justian Thurston b: 17 Nov 1647
*2nd Wife of John Thruston:
. +Mary Perry b: Abt. 1610 m: 12 Jan 1648 in Bristol, Gloucester, England
2   Mary Thruston b: 11 May 1650 d: 19 Dec 1652
2   Martha Thruston b: 11 May 1650 d: 06 Sep 1650
2   Grace Thruston b: 02 Jun 1651
2   Rachell Thruston b: 06 May 1652
2   Mary Thruston b: 16 Sep 1653 d: 28 Apr 1668
2   John Thruston b: 24 Jan 1654 d: 26 May 1656
2   James Thruston b: 25 Jan 1654
2   Sara Thruston b: 01 Jun 1656

(*) The mention of Chipoacks where the wedding of Edward Thruston to Ann Loving refers to Chippokes Plantation. Chippokes is one of the oldest continually farmed plantations in the country. It has been a working farm since 1619. You may visit the Chippokes Plantation State Park.

SOURCES:

(1)   Robert Reade Thruston Papers (microfilm), 1653-1838) John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Williamsburg, Virginia. From the Collection at Filson Club Historical Society (between 1950-1975) 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm. Collection of legal papers regarding the Thruston Family of Gloucester Co., Va., including genealogical data.

(2)   William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Papers, Vol. 2, No. 4. (Apr 1894) pp. 219-229; and Vol. 4, No. 1 & No. 3.

(3)   It was common for a family to give a child the same name as a deceased sibling.

(4)   Thurston Genealogies 1635-1892, compiled by Brown Thurston, Portland, Maine. 2nd Edition, 1892

https://archive.org/details/thurstongenealogbyu00thur

(5)  Some Prominent Virginia Families Vol. 1-4, pg. 285-

(6) 1635-1892 Thurston Genealogies, Second Edition, compiled by Brown Thurston, Portland, Maine

https://ia600305.us.archive.org/18/items/thurstongenealogbyu00thur/thurstongenealogbyu00thur.pdf

(7) A Sketch of the Ancestry of the Thruston-Phillips Families with Some Records of the Dickinson, Houston, January Ancestry, and Allied Family Connections, by Gen. Gates Phillips Thruston of Nashville, Tn., 1909

http://memory.loc.gov/master/gdc/scdser01/200401/books_on_film_project/bodpdfs/20060731011as.pdf

(8) Will of John Thruston, Chamberlain of Bristol, from the William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jul., 1899), pp. 51-54 and Vol. 8, No. 2 (Oct., 1899), pp. 115-119 found on http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915805?seq=2#page_scan_tab_contents and http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915914?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

(9) The Family of Early Which Settled Upon the Eastern Shore of Virginia And Its Connection With Other Families, by Ruth Hairston Early, 1920, pgs. 266-267

10 Responses to “THRUSTON/THURSTON GENEALOGY”

  1. Laurits B. Thurston says:

    Robert Thruston b: 15 May 1629 d: 22 May 1641 should read 15 Mar 1629.

  2. Elaine Powell says:

    Hi Laurits,
    I have made the change. Thanks for the correction.
    Elaine

  3. Laurits B. Thurston says:

    In M. Gordon Thruston’s book “The Thruston Family History” #2 Malacy Thruston was married to Martha Ivy.

  4. Laurits B. Thurston says:

    Also, I am still working on getting my lineage to you as well. Thank you for being so patient. How is your husband faring?

  5. Patricia Thurston says:

    Good day Elaine,
    I am interested in two sons of John Thurston & Sarah Mynne…John b 1750 and Robert b 1759. From the photocopies above, I am not able to read the notes on these two and wonder if you have been able to transcribe the information. I would greatly appreciate any assistance.
    Patricia

  6. Elaine Powell says:

    Hi Patricia,
    Yes, John Thurston, b. 20 May 1750 and Robert, b. 14 Jan 1759 are indeed sons of John Thurston & Sarah Mynne. Let me know if you have more questions.
    Elaine

  7. I have an old, 1813 family Bible. would you know someone who might be interested in buying it off me? Thanks.

    Amnon

  8. Elaine Powell says:

    Does the bible have family information in it? Is it a Thurston Family Bible?

  9. Ron Thurston says:

    I was unaware of this branch of Thurston’s until I ran across your website. My great grandfather several generations removed was John Thurston from Wrentham, Suffolk County England. Apparently their ancestors were from Hoxne and are buried in St. Peter and Paul church in this town. Are you aware of any genetic links between these two families?

  10. Elaine Powell says:

    Hi Ron,
    No, I am not aware of any genetic links. Family Tree DNA does have a Thurston yDNA project. You can see those results on http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/thurston/results

    Elaine Powell

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