Descendants of Joseph D. Thurston

Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPH D.2 THURSTON (WILLIAM R.1) was born February 22, 1823, and died June 03, 1861 at Bellevue, Cause of Death: tuberculosis. He married MARY U. WHARTON April 30, 1849, daughter of WILLIAM WHARTON and DEBORAH FISHER.

Children of JOSEPH THURSTON and MARY WHARTON are:

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM WHARTON3 THURSTON (JOSEPH D.2, WILLIAM R.1) was born April 25, 1852 in Bayside, and died 1891. He married (1) ELLEN M. COPPEE September 24, 1873 in Bethlehem, PA, daughter of HENRY COPPEE and JULIA DEWITT. He married (2) LOUISE MITCHELL April 25, 1887.

Notes for WILLIAM WHARTON THURSTON:

A.B. U of Penn 1871, A.M. 1874 Joseph Wharton had been his guardian converted to Episcopalian from Friends. When William died Joseph Wharton became guardian to the boys Mary went to live with Louise the boys lived with the Coppees at Leigh.

Children of WILLIAM THURSTON and ELLEN COPPEE are:

Notes for EDWARD COPPEE THURSTON:  Lehigh University - metallurgy , Frieburg School of Mines Ger.

Notes for JOSEPH WHARTON THURSTON:

He was working at Bethlehem Steel when Joseph Wharton sold out. Joseph Thruston was fired in a move to get rid of family members. He married an heiress and drifted . He borrowed $5,000 from Joseph and blew it which broke the relationship forever.

Notes for WILLIAM WHARTON THURSTON:

William went to San Francisco where he had a successful business going until the earthquake when he was wipped out and Joseph lent him $5,000 to get going again, which he never paid back but it was forgiven in Joseph's will.

Child of WILLIAM THURSTON and LOUISE MITCHELL is:

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