Biography of Alfred Thurston
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Thurston, Alfred, p. o. Whitney's Point, born in Barker in 1810, first wife, Olive Freeman, of Lisle, married in 1839, died in 1847, leaving three children Henry, Clara and Libbie. Henry married Sarah Mix; Clara married E. A. Saxton; Libbie married F. T. Newcomb; second wife, Laura Osborne, married in 1848, children living two (twins), Edith Lenora and Elsie Medora. The former married M. O. Eggleston, the latter married R. H. Deyo. Parents, John and Abigal (Tripp) Thurston, who settled in Barker before 1800, where they died; children ten, five living Betsey, Arrissa, Alfred, John and Amanda, five dead: David, Thomas, Abbey, Louisa and Mahala. Grandfather Joel Thurston settled with his family in 1795 in what is known as the Sap-bush.

From:
History of Broome County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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