John Thurman

ID Number: T00704
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: male Ethnicity: European American Immigration: Attributed Race: white Free or Enslaved: free
Birth & Family
Birth Date: 1778/00/00 Birthplace: Virginia Mother: unknown Father: Richard Thurman, Sr. ("Uncle Thurman") 1st Spouse: Elizabeth Simpson "Betsy" Thurman 2nd Spouse: none
Age Details
Age: 77 Age Group: adult (20-59)
Life Details
Occupation(s): saddler Last Church: Third Street Methodist Episcopal Church Military Service: none Last Residence: Lynchburg, Virginia Last Address:
Death Date: 1855/10/10 (9?) Death Note: none Place of Death: home Cause of Death: unknown
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 1855/10/11 Funeral Home: Indigent?: private interment
Gravesite and Grave Marker Data
Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: yes Section: 201.U Confirmation Source for Location: gravemarker Grave Marker Erector(s): unknown Confirmation Source for Interment: gravemarker
Obituary and Biographical Detials

See Reminiscences article

Held several municipal offices, including Mayor (1820), City Coroner, Clerk of the Market, Inspector of Butter & Lard, etc.

His name is on a bronze plaque in the wall of the old Clay Street Reservoir (BOBW).

According to Cabell’s Sketches, he established the first Sunday School in the state of Virginia (in 1817)

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