Th7  Colonel John Thruston


    Th7 Colonel John Thruston was the son of Colonel (and Reverend) Charles Mynn Thruston Th8 and Mary Buckner Bu8
    Born 1761 October 15 Gloucester County; Virginia
    Married , 13 October 1782 to his first cousin Elizabeth Thruston Whiting Wh7 .
    Died 1802 February 19, near Louisville Kentucky.

    Children:
    Th6-1 Mary Buckner Thruston
    Th6 Elizabeth Taylor Thruston (This name raises the question of possible Taylor ancestry, even though the younger children of this generation were not named after ancestors. But only Mary Bucckner had an unidentified grandmother while the first named is given as Ann instead of Elizabeth)
    Th6-3 Thomas Whiting Thruston
    Th6-4 Sarah Thruston
    Th6-5 Catherine Thruston
    Th6-6 Charles Minn /Mynn Thruston, b 1793 at San Souci, who married Eliza Sydnor Cosby, daughter of Judge Fortunatus Cosby, and his wife, Mary Ann Fontaine. He was a celebrated criminal lawyer in Louisville.
    Th6-7 Fanny Badello Thruston
    Th6-8 Alfred Thruston
    Th6-9 Lucino Falkland Thruston
    Th6-10 Algernon Sydney Thruston

    Sources:

    Birth – Records- Records by R. C. B. Thruston, filson Club, Louisville, Ky.
    Marriage ¬– see above
    Death - Records by R. C. B. Thruston and Will Book 1  Pg. 120 Jefferson County Court.
    Copy of Will, Filson Club Quarterly, Volume VI, pg.21 publication January 1932.
    http://www.kygenweb.net/history/ff_louisville/c10.htm

    Colonel John Thruston (Th7) was with General George Rogers Clark in the Illinois Campaign against Kaskaskia and St. Vincents (Vincennes) as a Cornet when sixteen.
    He was the John Thruston "who lived at "San Souci" near Louisville" Kentucky, having come to Kentucky in 1789. According to Kathleen Jennings, who in 1920, published "Louisville's First Families"
    "San Souci" stood on the site of "Hayfield” recently the home of Mrs. Robert Tyler. This is to be checked.

    The Filson Club has a copy of a deed from Thomas Taylor Byrd, devisee of Honorable William Byrd and Mary Ann  his wife, to John Thruston, 1,000 acres, price 1,000, part of military survey, January 6, 1772.
    Thomas Taylor Byrd, in war between France and Great Britain; dated March 2, 1790. The survey was at headwaters of Beargrass, adjoining McCorkle  etc. - Proven in Court - September 2, 1790. (This is written from memory, and is not to be regarded otherwise as accurate).

    Colonel Thruston represented Kentucky before it became a state in the General Assembly of Virginia.

    Appendix to Page Th7
    The marriages of the children of (Th7) Colonel John Thruston and (Wh7) Elizaabeth Thruston Whiting follow:¬
    (Th6-1) Mary Buckner Thruston married Thomas January.
    (Th6) E1izabeth Taylor Thruston married Worden Pope.
    (Th6-3) Thomas Whiting Thruston married Mary Dorsey Luckett.
    (Th6-4) Sarah Thruston---¬
    (Th6-5) Catherine Thruston married Samuel N. Luckett.
    (Th6-6) Charles Minn Thruston married Eliza Lydnor Cosby.
    (Th6-7) Fanny Badello Thruston n rried Col. Elias Rector of St. Louis, Missouri.
    (Th6-8) Alfred Thruston died unmarried.
    (Th6-9) Lucino .Falkland Thruston died in New Mexico.
    (Th6-10) Algernon Sydney Thruston married Harriet C. Jaques daughter of Benjamin Jaques of
    St. Louis, Missouri.

    (Th6-6) Charles Minn Thruston and Eliza Lydnor Cosby are the ancestors of Barbara Atwood Price, wife of Doctor John N. Price of Louisville, Kentucky, neighbors of Mrs. Morris Belknap. There is a triple relationship through the Fontaines and Thruston to the Nicholas family.

    The Whiting ancestry of Elizabeth Thruston Whiting (Wh7) is in the William &, Mary Quarterly, January, 1930. 11. copy is at the Filson Club, Louisville, Kentucky, and in most all libraries.

    Cornet John Thruston (Th7) and his father (Th8) Colonel Charles Mynn Thruston were both in the Revolution.

    Colonel Charles Mynn Thruston was born in G1oucester County, Virginia, November 6, 1738, and died March 21, 1812.

    In 1758 he was Lieutenant of Provincials under the immediate command of George Washington, in the expedition of General Forbes against Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburg). .
    He married first Mary Buckner (Bu8) who died August l8, 1765. He was vestryman of Pittsworth Parish in Gloucester County, Virginia, and while serving as such was elected minister, (in 1761) and went to England to take orders.

    He filled a pulpit until 1768 , when he resigned and removed to Frederick County, Virginia, in 1769, where he was the leading minister and chief dispenser of Justice for many years.

    He was a warm supporter of the Colonial cause from the outbreak of the Revolution. In 1776, after finishing his sermon one Sunday, A.M., he laid aside his robes and organized a Company of which he was elected Captain, and immediately marched to join Washington in New Jersey.

    He commanded at the Battle of Piscataway, near Perth  Amboy on March 8, 1777, where his army was badly shattered, and he was carried off the field. In the engagement his son Char1es (Th7) fought at his side.

    His home near Winchester, Virginia was called Mount Zion. It was sixteen or eighteen miles from Winchester, in, now, Warren County, Virginia. This, he sold in 1809, and went West, stopping for a time at South West Point, Tennessee. In 1811 he was living near Natchez, Mississippi, but the climate did not agree with him and he went farther south. purchasing a plantation a few miles below New Orleans, called Madison Hall, where he died March 21, 1812. The present site of the Battle of New Orleans, is Chalmetle Plantation, where his old residence was the British General's headquarters. It is said the Battle of New Orleans was fought over his grave.

    Colonel Thruston was called the "fighting parson".