I just saw your posting on GenWeb about Things in Brentwood, NH. I have been researching one of my husband's ancestors for years and years, and his parents have eluded all my efforts.
Asa Thing was born about 1782, NH; married Lydia Brown, 1803, in VT; owned property in Grafton Co., NH, and had nine children. In the 1830's the family moved to Perry County, IL, where he died in 1855 and his wife a few years later.
I have had a suspicion, sort of a process of elimination, that his parents are (Rev.) Jonathan and Sarah Thing of Brentwood, NH. Jonathan was an American Revolutionary soldier, but did not mention Asa in his pension application. He and Sarah both died in the early 1840's in Brentwood. Apparently no will for either.
Would you have any information that connects Asa Thing with Jonathan and Sarah; or indeed, any mention of other parents?
I'd be most willing to share information on this family.