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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: male

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

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:

Diuguid ID Number:

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

Others In Same Plot (T0329)
Full Name
Birth Date
Death Date
John Thurman
1843/05/17
1844/11/18
Elizabeth Ann Thurman
1841/10/05?
1844/11/21
John W. (R. McDaniel?) Thurman
1849/unknown/unknown
1852/04/05 (06?)
Thomas Lindsay Thurman
1852/10/
1853/07/02
Edward S. (Simpson?) Thurman
1817/08/03 (05?)
1856/05/03
William E. Thurman
1848/02/21
1874/05/27
Virginia S. (Simpson?) Thurman
1854//
1877/07/28
Mary Angelina Bradshaw Thurman
1820/06/25
1904/02/18
Norman or Newman R. Thurman
1850//
1864/06/
Richard A. Thurman
1852//
1864/06/
John R. Thurman
1825//
1866/11/
Elizabeth Simpson “Betsy” Thurman
c.1790//
1869/02/
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)