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Eva M Thrall

Female 1871 - Aft 1903  (32 years)


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  1. 1.  Eva M Thrall was born 15 Dec 1871 (daughter of Alfred Olcott Thrall and Julia E West); died Aft 1903.

    Eva married Harry C Smith 16 Oct 1895. Harry died Aft 1903. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Alfred Olcott Thrall was born 11 Sep 1835, Kelloggsville, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA (son of Ira Thrall and Larissa Sparks); died 25 Jun 1915.

    Notes:

    Secured his education at the home schools. When he reached the age of eighteen years he came to Rockville and secured employment in the finishing room of the Rock Mill. In this establishment, and also in the American Mill, he was engaged for some five years, and then worked at Hartford for a time. At Stafford he was made a quarry foreman, and while in that city became acquainted with his future wife, Miss Julia E. West.

    In 1865 Mr. and Mrs. Thrall returned to Vernon and located on the old Thrall homestead, which he had inherited from his father. This land was originally purchased by his ancestors from the Indians, and has been in the possession of the family from that remote day.

    At one time this homestead was very extensive comprising many hundred acres, but, as it was passed through the various generations, was much broken up and divided, so that only a fraction of the original body is in the hands of Mr. Thrall. Tradition has it that the Indian chief, Tankanhoosen, is buried on this farm, and the stream that runs though it bears his name. Indians were undoubtedly numerous in this vicinity for many generations, as arrow heads and other evidences of their presence are frequently unearthed.

    Since their location in this neighborhood, the Thralls have built four homes. The one now occupied by Mr. Thrall was built by his grandfather, and reconstructed by himself. The third house, which stood some two or three rods east of his present location is well remembered by Mr. Thrall. The other two were a little less than a quarter of a mile south from the present location, and they stood close together. The ruins of the old well can still be traced. A more charming spot particularly in summer can hardly be imagined than the place Mr. Thrall has his home. The house is in a valley surrounded by hills. From a bay window at the south of the house, through a break in the hills, Talcott Mountain may be seen. Mr. Thrall owns a farm of a hundred acres, and engages in general farming quite extensively. Before 1890 he was much engaged in tobacco culture, but since that time has been giving his attention to dairying on a large scale.

    In 1888 he was one of the organizers of the Vernon creamery, of which corporation he has since 1896 been the president, and has always been on the board of directors.

    This creamery is well managed, and has an enviable reputation for its butter, of which it produces about ten thousand pounds a month. The present directors are John Risley, E.B. Lathrop, H.P. Rick, Henry Burke, George Dart, George Fisk and A.O. Thrall. Probably to Mr. Thrall more than any other man, is due the credit for valuable services in the early start of this institution.

    Mr. Thrall cast his first vote for James Buchanan, but since that time has supported the Republican party. He has always interested himself in local matters, and has held various positions of trust and honor, serving as assessor, justice of the peace, and at present is a member of the board of relief. At one time he allowed his name to be presented as a candidate for the Republican nomination to the General Assembly, but before the meeting of the convention withdrew in favor of Mr. Kuhnly, of Rockville.

    Mr. and Mrs. Thrall united with the Vernon Centre Congregational Church in 1869, and from time to time have served in important places in that society. Mr. and Mrs. Thrall, and their daughter, Mrs. Smith, belong to the Vernon Grange. Mrs. Smith is lecturer of that grange, now serving her second term. Mr. Thrall has been treasurer of the Vernon Grange for years. At the request of the committee having in their charge the preparation of sample Connecticut farm products, Mr. Thrall selected a few ears from his crib, and sent them for exhibition at the Columbia World's Fair at Chicago. When the awards were made, Mr. Thrall received a bronze medal for Yellow King Corn of the best quality. It was planted May 1st, in hills 3x3 1/2 feet in soil well fertilized, and was harvested Sept. 15th. The yield was from forty to seventy bushels to the acre, and the weight fifty-six to sixty-four pounds to the bushel.

    Birth:
    Now Talcottville

    Land:
    After the Civil War, Alfred and his wife returned to the old homestead which he had inheireted from his father, loctaed in Vernon, Connecticut. His ancestors had lived on it ever since the land was ourchased from the Indians. Tradition has it that the Indian Chief, Tankanhooson is buried on this farm, and the stream that runs through it bears his name. Arrow heads and other evidence of their presence are frequently unearthed.

    Occupation:
    Alfred was engaged in tobacco raising for a while then turned his attention to dairying on a large scale. He experimented with corn and selected a few ears to send to the Columbian World's Fair in Chicago. He won a bronze medal for the best yellow corn exhibited. The yield harvested on September 5th was from forty to seventy bushels to the acre and the weight was fifty-six to sixty-four pounds to the bushel.

    Alfred married Julia E West 11 Mar 1856. Julia (daughter of Asa D West and Mary Converse) was born 23 Aug 1836, Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Julia E West was born 23 Aug 1836, Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Asa D West and Mary Converse); died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, USA

    Children:
    1. Alfred G Thrall was born 15 Dec 1862; died 12 Jul 1864.
    2. Nellie West Thrall was born 16 Apr 1867; died 21 Jan 1875.
    3. 1. Eva M Thrall was born 15 Dec 1871; died Aft 1903.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ira Thrall was born 24 Sep 1803, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA (son of Daniel Thrall and Susan Baker); died 12 Jul 1878, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Election: Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; Legislature representative
    • Occupation: Constable
    • Occupation: Selectman
    • Occupation: Tax collector
    • Occupation: Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Teacher
    • Occupation: Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; Teacher

    Notes:

    Attended the local Vernon Centre schools and became a successful teacher, following that profession for eighteen years in Vernon, Manchester and other sections, and acquired quite a reputation as an accomplished grammarian. During his younger life he remained at home, but when he was thirteen years old he went to Pennsylvania, with and uncle, Jerry Baker, but becoming homesick, the poor lad started on foot and walked the entire distance to his home.

    Ira Thrall was a man who left his mark on his generation, was prominently identified with many public interests, represented Vernon in the legislature and always stood fast for Jeffersonian Democracy. For several years he was a selectman, was tax collector, and in his younger days served in the office of constable. On April 1, 1848, he located on the old homestead, and there he later met his death from a fall.

    Occupation:
    In his younger days.

    Occupation:
    Was a teacher for 18 years and was an accomplished grammarian.

    Occupation:
    Was a teacher for 18 years and was an accomplished grammarian.

    Ira married Larissa Sparks 18 Oct 1826, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA. Larissa (daughter of Jonas Sparks and Olive Smith) was born 14 Apr 1802; died 23 Nov 1869, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Larissa Sparks was born 14 Apr 1802 (daughter of Jonas Sparks and Olive Smith); died 23 Nov 1869, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Susan Thrall died 23 Nov 1869.
    2. Susan O Thrall was born 24 Nov 1830; died 9 Jan 1880.
    3. Julius Strong Thrall was born 11 Aug 1832, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; died 29 Nov 1915, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Lucia Ann Thrall was born 7 Mar 1834, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; died 1915.
    5. 2. Alfred Olcott Thrall was born 11 Sep 1835, Kelloggsville, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA; died 25 Jun 1915.
    6. Nelson K Thrall was born 1839; died 12 Mar 1843.
    7. Wells G Thrall was born 7 Jan 1841, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; died 8 Apr 1915.

  3. 6.  Asa D West was born 15 Dec 1795, Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, USA (son of Alva West and ? Davis); died 20 Sep 1864.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Blacksmith

    Asa — Mary Converse. Mary was born 23 Jun 1801; died 19 Mar 1888. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary Converse was born 23 Jun 1801; died 19 Mar 1888.

    Notes:

    Married:
    They were the parents of eleven children: (1) Melissa M., born in 1821; (2) Orin W. (deceased), born in 1823; (3) William D., born in 1825; (4) Emerson R. (deceased), born in 1827, went to California in 1849, reaching that country by the Isthmus route; (5) Francis G. (deceased), born in 1829; (6) Betsy C. (deceased), born in 1832; (7) Fidelia J. (deceased), born July 9, 1837; (8) Julia E., Mrs. Thrall; (9) Albert D., born in 1839, is a veteran of the Civil war, and resides in Marysville, Cal.; (10) Charles H., born in 1841, died Sept. 15, 1864, was a soldier in the Civil war, was captured by the Rebels, and died in Andersonville prison; and (11) Martha A., born Oct. 16, 1843.

    Children:
    1. 3. Julia E West was born 23 Aug 1836, Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; died Yes, date unknown.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Daniel Thrall was born 1777, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA (son of James Thrall and Mary Welch); died 11 Sep 1857, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Farmer

    Notes:

    Occupation:
    Inherited the farm of 200 acres at the death of his father, and followed agricultural pursuits all his life.

    Daniel married Susan Baker 17 Jan 1802. Susan was born Abt 1781; died 21 Sep 1805. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Susan Baker was born Abt 1781; died 21 Sep 1805.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: Tolland, Tolland, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    Member of the old Baker family of Tolland.

    Children:
    1. Warren Thrall was born 1 Jun 1802; died 28 Jul 1864, Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    2. 4. Ira Thrall was born 24 Sep 1803, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; died 12 Jul 1878, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA.
    3. Daniel Thrall was born Between 1804 and 1805, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Apr 1877, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 10.  Jonas Sparks died Yes, date unknown.

    Jonas — Olive Smith. Olive died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Olive Smith died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: East Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA

    Children:
    1. 5. Larissa Sparks was born 14 Apr 1802; died 23 Nov 1869, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA.

  5. 12.  Alva West died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Revolutionary soldier

    Alva — ? Davis. ? died Yes, date unknown. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  ? Davis died Yes, date unknown.
    Children:
    1. 6. Asa D West was born 15 Dec 1795, Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, USA; died 20 Sep 1864.




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