Frances Thurman is listed in the Benton, Newton County, Missouri census in 1850. With him are two children who I am assuming are his daughter and son: Elisa C. Thurman, born about 1829 in Missouri and Jesse H. Thurman, born about 1832 in Missouri.
Also in the household are B.F. McCoy, age 20, born in Virginia and Mary Ann McCoy age 21, born in Missouri, as well as Parilla Powell age 23, born in Kentucky and James Powell age 2 born in Missouri. Some researchers have identified Mary Ann McCoy and Parilla Powell as daughters of Frances. However, they have not been able to document this information. I am looking for more information about them.
Elisa or Eliza married Daniel Severs, about 1853 or 1854, probably in Missouri. I do not have a marriage record for this couple and their information has been posted in another blog post.
Jesse appears in the 1870, 1880 and 1900 census records, in White Rock, McDonald County, Missouri. He appears to have served in the Civil War as he had an invalid application filed in Missouri. He married a woman whose name was Cordelia but her last name is unknown at this time.
I would like to find out more about Frances Thurman and I would be willing to share with any one who would like to collaborate.