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Charles Mynn Thruston
 1738 - 1812

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  • Birth  6 Nov 1738  Gloucester Co., VA
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Mar 1812  Louisianna
    Person ID  I096848  Herring
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2010 08:49:32 
    Father  John Thruston, b. 24 Oct 1709 
    Mother  Sarah Mynn, b. 15 Sep 1716 
    Family ID  F043493  Group Sheet
    Family 1  Ann Snicker Alexander, b. Abt 1742 
    Married  Feb 1766  Frederick Co., VA
     1. Sarah Alexander Thruston, b. 15 Dec 1766
     2. Frederick Thruston, b. 15 Mar 1770
    >3. Mary Buckner Thruston, b. 15 Jul 1772
     4. Frances Thruston, b. 3 Feb 1774
     5. Eleanor Mynn Thruston, b. 6 Apr 1775
     6. Alfred Thruston, b. 14 May 1778
     7. Eloise Thruston, b. 28 Mar 1782
    >8. Sidney Ann Thruston, b. 2 May 1783
     9. Edmund Taylor Thruston, b. 24 Nov 1785
    Family ID  F044108  Group Sheet
    Family 2  Mary Buckner 
    Married  1760 
    >1. John Thruston, b. 15 Oct 1761, Gloucester Co., VA
    >2. Buckner Thruston
     3. Charles Thruston
    Family ID  F034594  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • Son of Colonel John Thruston, of Gloucester county, by his wife, Sarah Mynn, was born November 6, 1738, and attended the College of William and Mary in 1754. He was a captain of the Gloucester militia and a vestryman of Petsworth parish, Gloucester county. In 1764 he took orders and was minister of Petsworth parish till 1768, when he resigned and removed to Frederick county. Here he was the minister of Frederick parish and represented the county in the conventions of 1775 and 1776. On the breaking out of the revolution he raised a company of troops and was wounded at the battle of Trenton. He was known as the "Warrior" or "Fighting Parson," and was promoted on his recovery to lieutenant-colonel. He was afterwards a prominent member of the Virginia legislature. In 1808 he removed to Louisiana and died there in 1812. He married (first) Mary Buckner, (second) Anne Alexander. By the first marriage he had Judge Buckner Thruston, of Louisiana.

      Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I
      IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons

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