Isaac Thurber1

b. 27 January 1768, d. 27 April 1853
Isaac Thurber|b. 27 Jan 1768\nd. 27 Apr 1853|p7481.htm|Benjamin Thurber|b. c 1720\nd. 1807|p8426.htm|Elizabeth Hallett|b. c 1725\nd. 11 Jun 1806|p8427.htm|||||||||||||

2nd great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
4th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Isaac Thurber was born on 27 January 1768 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, or perhaps, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont.2 He was the son of Benjamin Thurber and Elizabeth Hallett.2 He married first Rosina/Rezinah Huntoon on 17 February 1791 at Unity, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.1,2 He married second Drusilla Hicks.1 He died on 27 April 1853 in Shipton or Danville, Richmond County, Quebec, at age 85.3,4
     Isaac Thurber moved to Compton County, Quebec, where "he was the first person known to have settled in the Township of Clifton." After two years he moved to Shipton — later to New Ireland County where he had a store for many years. He bought and sold potash. In later years he moved to Danville, Quebec. Isaac and Drucilla had five sons — the first, b. 24 June 1800 was Benjamin Wilson Thurber — who married Persis King.

     Even though it hasn't been confirmed who his parents were, it is likely Isaac was the son of Benjamin Thurber and Elizabeth Hallett. That is based on name similarities, "Town Records of Warner, NH" and family oral histories. Stella Horan, a descendant of Isaac's son Samuel, recalls the "old folks" talking about "old Burdie" (Benjamin's son Burden/Borden), a Benjy, and the "blue-nose connection," alluding to those from Nova Scotia.

     Isaac Thurber immigrated in 1798 to Vermont.1 He resettled in 1812 in New Ireland, Ireland township, Megantic County, Quebec.1 He lived in 1831 in 6th Range of Ireland township, Lot 4, Megantic County, Quebec. There were nine in the household: two Presbyterians and seven Baptists.5

Child of Isaac Thurber and Rosina/Rezinah Huntoon

Children of Isaac Thurber and Drusilla Hicks


  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. [S721] Gwen Rawlings Barry, "Thurber and King info," e-mail to Laura M. Cooper, 28 Jan. 2000, Shipton.
  4. [S768] Florence Thurber Gargaro, 2005, Danville.
  5. [S721] Gwen Rawlings Barry, "Thurber and King info," e-mail to Laura M. Cooper, 28 Jan. 2000, citing the 1831 census.