Introductory Material:

Chapter 1
The Edwards Coat of Arms

Family Records:
John 1
John 2
John 3
Richard 3
Jonathan 3
Samuel 3
Nathaniel 3
William 3


The Crockett Connection
Edwards and the Civil War
Photo Album
Our Immigrant Ancestors
1906 Census

Family Fun
Mayberry Hill Chronicles

This Old House
Justin Edwards had a Farm
Letters from Henry

Sarah Hunt Edwards

Father: Mother:

George Edwards
Lydia Coffin

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

1814 Casco ME 5/16/1850 Casco ME


Name: Marriage Date: Marriage Location: Father: Mother:
Israel Thurston
Otisfield ME
Jacob Thurston
Anna Baker Edwards

Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:

1/9/1810 Otisfield ME

Minot ME


Name: Birth Date: Birth Location: Death Date: Death Location:
Thomas Jefferson Thurston 12/20/1833 Otisfield ME
6/10/1885 Boston MA
Francis Almon Thurston 10/19/1835 Otisfield ME
8/5/1905 Summersworth NH
Charles Franklin Thurston 1/26/1838
1854 Poland ME
Rosilla Thurston 12/7/1841

Margaret Ellen Thurston 3/22/1844
7/26/1909 Mercer ME
Jacob Thurston 4/10/1846


Family located: Otisfield ME; Casco ME
Occupation: Farmer

Jacob Thurston served in the Civil War. He died from effects of a wound received in the battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864.

On the day of their marriage Israel Thurston was engaged in farm labor, while Sarah Edwards was busy with household duties in his mother's kitchen. No date had been set for their wedding, but Israel happening to see a minister passing along the country road hailed him, and the marriage ceremony was performed without further preparations.

Other Info:

Thomas J Thurston died from misadventure
Francis A Thurston m 6/25/1864 Mercer ME Laura Ann Pierce b 11/22/42 Solon ME dau of Calvin Pierce and Julia Ann Swan
Francis A Thurston, mechanical engineer, died of chronic nephritis
Laura Ann Thurston d 5/5/1923 Sommersworth NH chronic nephritis


1840 Otisfield (Cumberland) ME
Israel Thurston
2 males 1 female under 5
1 male 5-10
1 female 20-30
1 male 30-40

1850 Casco (Cumberland) ME
William Hill    36    Farmer    600
Lydia    “    33
Charles Thurston    12
1850 Thomas, Rosilla, Margaret, & Jacob living in Otisfield with grandmother Anna and her second husband John Piper

1860 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
Iseral Thurston    42    Farmer    300    200    ME
Ann    30    ME
Edwin    9    ME

1860 Oxford (Oxford) ME
TJ Thurston    Farmer    1000    100
Seth Crooker    55    355    75
Caroline Crooker    52    House keeper

1860 Stoneham (Middlesex) MA
Frank A Thurston    24    Cordwainer    500    20    ME
living in the home of Alonzo Andrews

1860 Ward No 1 City of Portland (Cumberland) ME
Ellen thurston    16    Domestic    ME
living in the home of George M Small

1870 Stoneham (Middlesex) MA
Thurston Thomas    33    Wks in Shoe Factory    ME
living in the home of Richardson Henry S

1880 Lynn (Essex) MA
Thurston Thos J    44    Boarder    Wks Factory        ME    ME    ME
living in the home of Colby, Harris

1870 Lewiston Ward 2 (Androscoggin) ME
Thurston Francis    34    Machinist        ME
_____ Laura E    27    House Keeping    ME
_____ Marion T    7    ME
_____ Herbert R    1    ME
Pierce Julia A    53    Boarding    ME
_____ John T    26    Machinist    2500    ME

1880 4th Ward Auburn (Androscoggin) ME
Thurston Francis    43    M    Machinist    ME    ME    ME
_____ Laura A    36    M    Keeping house    ME    ME    ME
_____ Marion    14    Dau    ME    ME    ME
_____ Herbert    11    Son    ME    ME    ME
1880 Fall River (Bristol) MA
Thurston F A 45    Boarder    married    In Cotton Mill    ME    ME    ME
living in the home of Nancy W _____

1900 Somersworth City (Strafford) NH
Shapleigh, Sarah    head    May 1823    77    Wd    2    0    NH    NH    NH
_____ Marion T    d in law    Nov 1865    34    Wd    0    0    ME    ME    ME
Thurston Francis A    Boarder    Oct 1836    63    36    ME    ME    ME    M__ Machine Cotton Mill
_____ Laura A    wife    Oct 1842    57    36    ME    ME    ME
Pierce Julia A    m in law    July 1816    84    Wd    4    1    ME    ME    ME

1910 Somersworth (Strafford) NH
Thurston Laura A    66    Wd    2    2    ME    ME    ME    none
Shapleigh Marion T    Daughter    43    Wd    0    0    ME    ME    ME    own income
1 servant also in household

1870 Poland (Androscoggin) ME
Thurston Edwin    19    Works on RR    ME
living in the household of George Bicknell

1880 Anoka (Anoka) MN
Thurston Edwin    29    Boarder    Works in saw mill    ME    ME    ME
living in the household of Bradford R Trask

1900 Anoka (Anoka) MN
Thurston Edwin S    Sept 1849    Wd    ME    NH    NH    Furniture Pedler
_____ Lloyd R    Son    Aug 1886    MN    ME    ME    at school
Rogers Sarah E    House Keeper    Aug 1875    S    OH    England    England    House Keeper



Sarah Hunt Edwards, husband Israel, and son Jacob are buried in Highland Cemetery, Poland ME.