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Thurber and Dow Family Home Page

Updated August 10, 2009

I began my family history research with an emphasis on the surnames of my parents, Thurber and Dow. They were originally from Massachusetts. From there I branched out to include Briggs, Potter, Foster, Briggs, and Alden.

Some of the other surnames included in my family are: Adams, Anger, Bass, Beaman, Blake, Bliss, Brown, Bryant, Busecot, Challis, Cochran, Cooper, Curtis, Dow, Freeman, Gargaro, Gove, Griffin, Harackiewicz, Hilliard, Jewett, Lemaire, Leonard, Lothrup, Macomber, May, Moulton, Mullins, Nudd, Osborne, Parmenter, Peaslee, Richardson, Ring, Round, Sanborn, Sargent, Shaw, Skinner, Smith, Sturtevant, Talbee, Thresher, Thurber, Whittaker, Wild, Williams-Bradstreet, Willmarth, Wood, Woodcock.

The reports are incomplete, and not all data has been verified for accuracy. They may be useful as a guide to you in your research, but please do not accept the information as fact. The reports are updated when new names are added to my family tree, or when I find errors that need correcting.

I welcome information on any of the people referenced in the reports on this Family Tree Maker site and would be happy to share any information I have with others.

Reports have been privatized to show relationships but to exclude data for living individuals, except for the one on James Grover Thurber. I have not included sources in my reports. Selected sources are available upon request. All notes are covered by copyright law, and require my permission before they may be published in any form, on line or off.

In addition to the reports with my family history, I have included 3 reports to provide basic information for anyone interested in Thurber genealogy: (1) a report with several generations of descendants of the "first" Thurbers, John and Priscilla; (2) a report on descendants of Benjamin Thurber and Elizabeth Hallett (Benjamin's connection to other Thurbers remains one of the mysteries in Thurber genealogy, and so is presented here in a separate report); and (3) the ancestry of the late author and humorist James Grover Thurber. I have researched his ancestry since most folks with the surname Thurber have been asked the question at one time or another - "are you related to James Thurber?" Maybe this report will help other Thurbers to answer that questions.

I have also begun a book section with additional Thurber information on "Famous and Interesting Thurbers" a few death notices, and an outline descendant tree with descendants of John and Priscilla Thurber.

Please notify me if you find erroneous information in the book or any of the reports. Thanks.
Florence Thurber Gargaro

Cherry Hill, NJ

United States

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