NOTE N39Esther (Thurber-161) Stewart was the original location of Note N39 from 2013 Import by Kevin Stewart.
- Note N39 Esther Thurber Stewart was born October 20, 1777 near Petersburg, died, thought to be buried in the Noyes Cemetery on the Ridge Road.
- Family history taken from record at Petersburg, also given by Miss Hall. John Thurber married 1st wife Ann, 2nd wife Mary Thresher, married June 6, 1745. Son of John Thurber was Benjamin Thurber, mother Mary Thurber. Benjamin Thurber born June 12, 1749 probably near Rehobath, Mass, married Esther Allen of Barrington in 1771, January 5th. Children: Joseph born December 21, 1771 married Abigail Bailey 1793; John born April 9, 1773; William born February 3, 1775; Esther born October 20, 1777 married Ethel Stewart; Benjamin Jr. born 1783 married Mary; Hannah born 1792 married Foster; Rhoda born 1780 married Joel Weaver; Martin born 1790; Clarissa born 1796 married Briggs.
- John Thurber family lived near Rehobath, Mass. Benjamin Thurber enlisted in the Revolutionary Army from Rehobath, Mass. Joel Thurber and Briggs family went north around Great Bend. Enos Briggs, a cousin of Draper Stewart use to visit him (Draper Stewart). The first children may have been born in Rehobath, Mass.
- This is mixed with a cousin's record, may not be exact, copied from
- Massachusetts Soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War Volume 5
- page 708 -
- Benjamin Thurber of Rehobath, Putman Co., in Captain Nathaniel Carpenter's company, served 16 days, company marched from Rehobath to Bristol, Rhode Island on the alarm of December 8, 1778. Also the same company and regiment service from July 20, 1777, one month five days at Rhode Island. Including travel to camp at Bristol and from Providence home to Rehobath, also in Captain Joseph Will company, Colonel John Hathaway regiment. Entered service March 14, 1779 discharged April 12, 1779, service 30 days at Howland's Ferry. Also Captain Nathaniel Ides company, Colonel Carpenter's regiment. Enlisted August _, 1779, discharged September 12, 1779 service one month.
- Travel allowed from camp at Providence, Rhode Island for four weeks in
- a regiment under Captain Samuel Fisher also Captain Joseph Wilmarth company. Colonel Carpenters regiment marched July 28, 1780, discharged
- July 31, 1780 service five days on an alarm at Rhode Island. Company detached for six days service and marched from Rehobath to __ and there served under General __.
- Joel Weaver and wife are buried near Petersburg, on the Thurber place.
- He was a minister, Joel Weaver Stewart was named after him."
- - Julie Litts Robst