William Kilbourn Thurston1

b. 5 May 1834, d. 7 November 1904
Last Edited=13 Mar 2015
2nd great-granduncle of Joseph Michael Flint
     William Kilbourn Thurston was born on 5 May 1834 at Ohio.2,1 He was the son of Samuel Thurston and Prudence Bearss.1,2

William Kilbourn Thurston was 13 years old, when his father, Samuel Thurston, died on 20 June 1847.3

On 1 October 1850 William Kilbourn Thurston was enumerated in the household of Prudence Bearss on the 1850 U. S. census for Pleasant township, Wabash County, Indiana as William Thurston, 16 years old, birthplace of Ohio, occupation of do. Attended school within the year. Also enumerated in the household were Samuel Wesley Thurston, Mary Frances Thurston, Laura Caroline Thurston and Prudence Philena Thurston.2

William Kilbourn Thurston married Mary Harlowe Culbertson on 21 November 1855 at Wabash County, Indiana. A. P. McClelland officiated.4,5

William Kilbourn Thurston died on 7 November 1904 at New York City, New York County, New York, at age 70. Cause of death: Heart failure.6

William Kilbourn Thurston was buried at Falls Memorial Gardens, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, FG .6

Children of William Kilbourn Thurston and Mary Harlowe Culbertson


  1. Brown Thurston, Thurston Genealogies Second Edition (Portland, Maine: Brown Thurston, 1892), 624; Reprinted by: Higginson Book Company, 148 Washington Street, Post Office Box 778, Salem, Massachusetts 01970.
  2. 1850 U. S. census, Wabash County, Indiana, population schedule, Pleasant Township, p. 404 back (stamped), dwelling 194, family 205, Prudence Thurston; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/ : accessed 09 Nov 2008); citing NARA microfilm publication M432, Roll 178.
  3. Wabash County Genealogical Society., Nabors Cemetery, Wabash County Indiana, http://www.ingenweb.org/inwabash/cem/nabors.html, January, 1998) Located at USGenWeb Wabash County, Indiana http://www.rootsweb.com/~inwabash/index.html
  4. Wabash County, Indiana, Marriages, A: 412, William Thurston and Mary Culbertson; index and images, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007", FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-31710-2784-34 : accessed 13 Mar 2015).
  5. Brown Thurston, Thurston Genealogies 2nd ed, 636.
  6. Find A Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com: 13 Mar 2015), memorial page for William Kilbourn Thurston, Find A Grave Memorial no. 46218523, Creator:Friends of Falls Cemetery, Photo vf, accessed 13 Mar 2015, citing Falls Memorial Gardens, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana.