Benjamin Wilson Hall Thurber1

b. 24 June 1800, d. before 1860
Benjamin Wilson Hall Thurber|b. 24 Jun 1800\nd. b 1860|p7472.htm|Isaac Thurber|b. 27 Jan 1768\nd. 27 Apr 1853|p7481.htm|Drusilla Hicks|b. Oct 1771\nd. 20 Jun 1857|p7483.htm|Benjamin Thurber|b. c 1720\nd. 1807|p8426.htm|Elizabeth Hallett|b. c 1725\nd. 11 Jun 1806|p8427.htm|||||||

Great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
3rd great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Benjamin Wilson Hall Thurber was born on 24 June 1800 in Herkimer County, New York, or New Hampshire.1,2 He was the son of Isaac Thurber and Drusilla Hicks.1 He married first Mary Persis King, daughter of Josiah King and Mary Woodsum.1 He was baptized in 1838.1 He married Mary Andrews on 14 August 1850 in Allen County, Indiana.3 He died before 1860.2
     One of Benjamin's Fairfield granddaughters wrote in a letter to a sister that Benjamin was born in Herkimer County, New York. The 1850 census gives his birthplace as New Hampshire.4 He moved before 1825 to Ireland twp, Megantic County, Quebec.5 He moved to Allen County, Indiana, in the early 1840s.1

Additional Data
Benjamin Thurber lived in 1831 in the 5th Range of Ireland township, Lot 5, Megantic County. There were eight living in the household.5

Benj Thurber appeared on the 1 June 1850 Federal Census of Pleasant township, Allen County, Indiana, enumerated 12 November 1850. His children Persis, Elizabeth J., Sophia, Mark, Isaac, Olive, Esther M. and Samuel E. were listed as living with him.6 Click to view image

Children of Benjamin Wilson Hall Thurber and Mary Persis King


  1. [S721] Gwen Rawlings Barry, "Thurber, King, Learned and Hicks," e-mail message from e-mail address (Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia) to Laura M. Cooper, 28 Jan. 2000.
  2. [S768] Florence Thurber Gargaro, online <…>, Florence Thurber Gargaro (Cherry Hill, New Jersey), downloaded 2005.
  3. [S3] Allen County Marriage Book 2: 246, County Clerk's Office, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  4. [S9] Personal recollection of the writer, Laura M. Cooper (1804 Holm Oak St., Arlington, Texas).
  5. [S721] Gwen Rawlings Barry, "Thurber and King info," e-mail to Laura M. Cooper, 28 Jan. 2000, citing the 1831 census.
  6. [S769] Benj Thurber household, 1850 U.S. Census, Allen County, Indiana, population schedule, Pleasant twp, page 223A, dwelling 2067, family 7079; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 135.