My name is Stephanie Thompson Smith and I too have been trying to find out information on the Thurston family from Clinton, Maine. My 4th great grandfather was John Thurston who was born abt 1772 and died a pauper in Clinton, Maine on May 9, 1968. I know that he was married to a 'Mary'. His daughter Hannah is the line I descend down through. I am trying to find out where he was born and who his parents are. It would also be nice to know what his wife's maiden name was. If you have any leads on John Thurston, I would be most grateful.