The Thurber Genealogy site was designed for use by anyone researching his/her Thurber roots. Feel free to use any parts of these pages that you find helpful.
Some of the material presented here is based on "A History of the
Thurbers," by Charles H. Thurber. Please note that directly quoted
unedited passages from that work will be shown in green. I will be
including other Thurber material as I find it, and welcome contributions
in the form of generic text files, or WordPerfect or Word documents.
Pictures are also welcome. Please limit text files and pictures to
information of interest to others in their search.
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A Little Background Information
I recently began researching my genealogy, and began with the names of my
maternal grandparents, Dow and Foster and my paternal grandparents, Briggs
and Thurber. Although all can be traced back to early settlers in
Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, the Briggs and Thurber lines intrigued
me, partly because of my late father's interest in his family history. The
Briggs line can be traced back to John and Priscilla Alden, and the
Thurber line to John and Priscilla Thurber.
I found the Thurber line interesting, partly because it was my name, and
partly because a lot of work had been done by a Charles Thurber of Grand
Rapids, MI. Charles Thurber lived in a Soldier's Home and corresponded
with many Thurbers throughout this country to trace the Thurber lines.
For years he corresponded with my father to get information on our line.
I still have much of this correspondence.
Although Charles hoped to publish the information so that all Thurbers
interested in their genealogy could share the fruits of his work, he died
before the book was completed. His notes were turned over to the
Historical Society of Rhode Island. A microfilm version is available
through Family History Centers run by the Latter-day Saints. Material on
this site taken directly from the correspondence or notes of Charles
Thurber is shown in green type. This material is the work of an amateur
genealogist and may contain inaccurate and conflicting information.