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Mehitable Thurston - Grave
Mehitable Thurston



Medfield, Massachusetts, USA - E. V. Mitchell Co's Hat Factory
Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
E. V. Mitchell Co's Hat Factory

"... At its height, the E.V. Mitchell Hat Factory was the second largest straw and felt hat factory in the country, employing over 1,000 workers─more than the... Read MORE...

Medfield, Massachusetts, USA - Phillips Street
Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
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Medfield, Massachusetts, USA - Medfield State Hospital, Doctor's Cottage & Nurses' Home
Medfield, Massachusetts, USA
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flag  Mehitable  Thurston

  (b. 7 July 1667Medfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony   d. 24 April 1749Dover, Province of Massachusetts Bay )  

Mehitable Thurston was born 7 July 1667 in Medfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Mehitable Thurston was the child of John Thurston and Mary Wood and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John Thurston and Margaret Buck (maternal)  Nicholas Wood and Mary Pidge? Williams?

She married  Eleazer Ellis 27 May 1690 in Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Eleazer Ellis  was born 24 April 1664 in Medfield, Massachusetts, USA .  He died 25 December 1730 in Dover, Massachusetts, USA .  He was the son of Richard Ellis (Ellice) and Elizabeth French.

Mehitable Thurston died 24 April 1749 in Dover, Province of Massachusetts Bay.

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Mehitable Thurston married flag Eleazer Ellis-- Date: 27 May 1690 Place: Dedham, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Eleazer Ellis was the son of Richard Ellis (Ellice) and Elizabeth French

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Updated: 6/27/2016 6:53:21 AM

flag Josiah Ellis (b.13 September 1691, Dedham, Hancock, Maine, New England  d. 1 June 1751, Dover, Province of Massachusetts Bay)

1690 Marriage / Partner
Mehitable Thurston and Eleazer Ellis 27 May 1690, Dedham, Massachusetts, USA

1691 Birth of Child
Josiah Ellis was born 13 September 1691, Dedham, Hancock, Maine, USA

1730 Death of Spouse/Partner
Eleazer Ellis died 25 December 1730, Dover, Massachusetts, USA

24 April 1749
Dover, Massachusetts, USA

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Highland Cemetery Dover Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA
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In Memory of Mr.
Who Died Dec.
25th 1730 in ye
67th Year of
His Age

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In Memory of
ELLIS Who Died
Apr. 24, 1749 in
ye 82nd Year of her

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