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Of Boston, Mass. 



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EIGHT GENEEATIOIvrS 



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Willta:^!^ Thorne, of Dorsetshire, England, was "made 
freeman at Lynn ISIassacluisctts 2nd May 1638 30 and ten 
acres of land apportioned to him." No name of his wife 
appears upon the various records of the family but it is 
presumed to have been Sarah, for this name is transmitted in 
the families of two of his sons, and a sloop owned by his son 
Joseph Thorne and two others in 1712 was named " Tlie 
William and Sarah." 

In 1645 he Avas in Flushing, L. I., the original patent of that 
town being granted by the Dutch Governor, the Hon. William 
Kieft, to him and seventeen others, " Oct 19th 1645." 

In 1646 William Thorne was granted a plantation lot at 
Gravesend, L. I. In 1657 he was one of the proprietors of 
Jamaica, L. I. 

His children were : 

i. William,^ Jr., married Winifred Lemington, daughter of 
Richard Lemington, of Hempstead, L. 1. ; born in Dorset- 
shire, England,"7d. 4m. 1632; died 1688. 



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2 ii- John,- married Mary Parsell. | 

iii. Joseph, married Mary Bowne, daughter of John and Mary "^j 

Bowne; bora 1660. .[{ 

iv. Samuel, married Susannah . 

V. Susannah, married, 1667, John Lockerson. 

From the census of Flushing, L. I., in 1678, we find the 
enumeration : 

Willian Thorne Jr wife Winifred and three children 
John- Thorne Sr " Mary — three children 
Joseph Thorne " Mary — nine children 

Samuel Thorne " Susannah — Six children 

The census of Flushing, in 1683, lists the following: 



William Thorne 
John'' Thorne 
Joseph Thorne 
Samuel Thorne 



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John- Thorne, son of William, married at Flushing, L. I., 
9d. 3m. 1664, Mary Parsell, daughter of Nicholas and Sarah 
Parsell. John was made "freeman of Connecticut if he will 
have it" May 12, 1664. Ilis will, dated July 23, 1709, was 
probated the same year, leaving his estate to his wife and 
children, and restricting his wife's share if she " marries "^again. 

ms son William was left sole executor of his father's will, 
wliich names the following children : 

3 i. John,^ Jr. 

ii. Hannah, married Richard Cromwell 



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WiLLLVM, married at Shrewsbury Friends Meeting, N. J., 
2d. 12m. 1708, Meribah Allen, who was born 12d. 9m. 
1686, daughter of Jediah and Elizabeth Allen. 



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FROM WILLIAM THORNE 5 

iv. Joseph, married at Flushing, L. I, 9cl. 9m. 1695, Martha 
Johanna Bowne, daughter of John Bowne, who was born 
1673 ; died 1753. 
V. Mart, married William Fowler; had one chUd, Ifary* 

Foioler. 

vi. Elizabeth, married Shuerman. 

vii. Sarah, married, 1095, Joshua Cornwell, born 1677 ; brother 

of Richard. 

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John3 Thorn, Jr., and wife Catharine were named in the 
census of Flushing, L. I., in 1698. Who Catharine was, I am 
unable to find, and singulariy it seems that he signed his name 
" Thorn," dropping the " e," and that all his descendants fol- 
lowed the same spelling (Thorn), until the genealogy of Williami 
was written, since which, some have added the e. His brother 
William seems to have done the same, while the brother Joseph 
retained the final e and his descendants can be traced by this 
spelling of the name throughout the United States. 

John Thorn, Jr., and wife Catharine, on Aug. 26, 1717, 
bought 181 acres of land near Crosswicks, N. J., where they 
settfed. A part of this land is at the present date (1911) in 
possession of one of his descendants, George B. Thorn. He 
was called " carpenter John," being a carpenter and farmer, 
and held various public offices in the township in which he 

lived. 

His will dated 16th day of second month, 1735, was probated 
June 14, 1737. Catharine's will dated 19th day of eleventh 
month, 1766, was probated Nov. 29, 1766. 

The children of John and Catharine Thorn were : 

i. JoHN^ died 8d. 5m. 1759, at Bordentown without issue, 
ii. Mart. 
iii. Elizabeth. 

iv. Deborah, born 1697; died before 1737, leaving one child. 
4 V. Joseph," born 1701 ; married Sarah Foulke. 



EIGHT GENERATIONS 

vi. Samuel, married, 10m. 1730, Hannah Clay, and had six 
children. 

vii. Bknjamin, married, 14d. 4m. 1740, Sarah Bunting; died 

childless, 
viii. Catharine, married, 3m. 1728, Francia Kino-, 
ix. Sarah, born 1719; died 30d. Gm. 1811; married, 3m. 1743,' 

David Wright, who died in 1791. 
X. Thomas, died 1765; intestate. 

xi. Rebecca, married Simmons. 

xii. Hannah, married, Im. 1737/8, Caleb Shreve. 



Joseph'^ Thorn, married at Friends Meeting at Crosswicks, 
N. J., 3m. 1723, Sarah, daughter of Thomas^ and Elizabeth 
Foulke, whose parents came from England in 1677 and settled 
at Crosswicks. 

Thomas Foulke was the son of one of the nine commissioners 
sent over by William Penn to purchase a part of New Jei-sey 
from the Indians. He was born in 1662, and married in 1688, 
Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of John and Ann Curtis, of Ogston' 
England, born 1671. 

Thomasi Foulke, born 1624; died 1714; had a wife Mary, 
born 1629 ; died 1718. Both were buried in Crosswicks. After 
the commissioners of William Penn had purchased of the In- 
dians parts of the southern section of New Jersey for the settle- 
ments of the Friends, Thomas and Mary settled at Crosswicks 
about 1677 or 1678. 

Joseph Thorn was a farmer and weaver, and was a prominent 
citizen, holding vaiious public offices in the township. He died 
in 1774 leaving his sons John and Thomas executors, his wife 
deceased. 

Their children were : 

L Elizabeth,* born 3d. 5m. 1724 ; married (1), 1748, Abra- 
ham Tilton; married (2), 1764, Humphrey Wall. 
ii. Joseph, Jr., born 19d. 4m. 1727; died 9d. 5ra. 1759. 



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vnOM WILLIAM THORNE 7 

iii. John, Jr, born 4d. 3ra. 1730; died 22d. 8m. 1807 ; married, 

1753, Diadaraia Ivins. 
iv. Thomas,^ born 21d. 7m. 1733 ; died 25d. 2m. 1801 ; married, 

1759, Susannah Biles. 
V. MiciiAKL, born 2d. lOra. 1736 ; died unmarried. . 



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Thomas^ Thorn, married at Falsington, Bucks County, Pa., 
in 1759, Susannah Biles, daughter of William^ Biles, who mar- 
ried in 1725, Ann Stevenson. AVilliam^ Biles was the son of 
Williami Biles, who married in 1695, Sarah Langhorne, of 
Bucks County, Pa. When William^ Biles died, in his will he 
left Susannah " 1 Slave Philip." ^. ^ ^ , 

Thomas died intestate on 25d. 2m. 1801. Susannah died 7d. 
9m. 1806. Both were buried at Bordentown, N. J. 

Their children were : 
6 i. Joseph," born 12d. 2ra. 1761 ; died 28d. 9m. 1822 ; married 
Rhoda Moon, 
ii. Benjamin, born 5d. Im. 1763; died 13d. 6m. 1846; mar- 
ried Lucy Taylor, 
iii Ann, born 4d. 5m. 1764. 
iv. William B., born 26d. 3m. 1766; died 17d. 11m. 1796; 

married Elizabeth Hutchins. 
V. George, born 29d. 8m. 1767; died 7d. 10m. 1843 ; married 
Mary Field. 
' vi. Langhorne, born 8d. 3ra. 1769. 
vii Sarah, born 9d. 10m. 1772; died 2d. Im. 1774. 
viii. Enoch, born 6d. Im. 1775; died 12d. 2m. 1826; married 
Catharine Nagle. _ 

ix. Thomas, born 17d. 2m. 1782; died ISd. 8m. 1846 ; married 
Ann P'alkenburg. 

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Joseph^ Thorn, son of Thomas, was married 12d. 2m. 1784, 
to Rhoda Moon, of Bucks County, Pa., by Joshua Anderson, 
Justice of the Peace, and settled in Bordentown, N. J. He 



° . EIGHT GENERATIONS 

was disowned from the Society of Friends in 178G "for viola- 
tion of tlie Discipline for being married by a Squire." 
The children of Joseph and Rhoda were ; 

i. William; born Nov. 11, 1784; married Mary Wric^ht 
ii. AsHEii MoTT, born Mar. 15, 1786; married Elizabeth En-lish 
m. LanghokxeB., born Jan. 15, 1788; married Mary S Wa!-ren 
iv. Ann, born Mar. 15, 1790; married Moore Edwards. 
V. Susanna, born Jan. 13, 1792; married Caleb Warren 

vi. Joseph, born Feb. 7, 1794; married ; went to Ohio 

vii. Sakah, born Aug. 16, 1796; went to Ohio with brother 

Joseph ; died single, 
viii. Elizabeth, born Sept. 14, 1798; died Mar. 21, 1800. 

Lx. George, born Oct. 16, 1799; married ; left one son, 

David ^ Thorn^ deceased. 
X. Thomas, born Jan. 6, 1802; died Jan. 7, 1804. 

Rhoda Thorn died March 8, 1802, after which Joseph Thorn 
was married to Ann Beck (date unknown to me). He died 
Sept. 28, 1822. Ann died Jan. 29, 1822. 

The children of Joseph and Ann were : 

7 xi. IIenky^ B., born Mar. 28, 1803; went to Ohio. 

xii. James Douglas, born Mar. 31, 180G; settled in Pennsyl- 
vania. 

xiii. Benjamin, born Mar. 30, 1809; had two sons, Benjamin^ 
and Thomas Thorn. 

.xiv. Lavinia, born Mar. 5, 1812; married Abraham Carter, of 
Philadelphia. 

XV. Barclay, born Feb. 23, 1815 ; died youno-. 

xvi. Moore, born April 20, 1817; died 1888, lx Trenton, N. J. ; 
single. 



Henry B.^ Thokne, born in Monmouth County, N. J., 
March 28, 1803; died in Sidney, 0., Sept. 25, 1865, and was 
buried there. Eliza Ann Jones, his wife, was born in Rich- 



FROM WILLTAM THORNE 



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'mond, Va., Oct. 6, 1809. She, also, died in Sidney, Nov. 9, 
1869, and was buried there. 

Henry B. Thome and Eliza Ann Jones were married in 
Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 28, 1831. "According to the usage of 
the Presbyterian Church and the laws of the State of Penna. 
by George C. Potts Pastor of the Fourth Pres. Church Phila- 
delphia." So readetli the Marriage Certificate. 
Children : 

i. Catheuink" Er-TZAKETn, born in Philadelphia, Oct. 10, 
1S82; died in Sidney, June 30, 1908; buried there; mar- 
ried in Sidney, Feb. 9, 1853, Matthew Champlin Hale. 
8 ii. Lavknia* Adelatdk, horn in Wapakoneta, O., Nov. 27, 
1840; died in Mansfield, O., Oct. 2, 1903; buried in Sid- 
ney ; married in Sidney, Mar. 25, 1858, William H. Taylor, 
iii. Anxa jMakgaret, born in Sidney, Nov. 10, 1842; married 
(1), in Sidney, A. iM. Graham ; married (2), Nov. 23, 1871 
John G. Stephenson. Last living representative (1913). 
iv. ^Iaio' Eli;^a, born in Sidney, April 28, 1845; died there 
Oct. 5, 1875; buried in Sidney; married, Oct. 11, 1866, 
Henry Augustus Rhodehamel. 
V. Robert Barclay, born July 22, 1847 ; died in Kalamazoo, 

Mich., Oct. 25, 1871. 
vi. Harry, born in Sidney, Feb. 23, 1849; died in Vineland, 

N. J., Jan. 12, 1867 ; buried in Vineland. 
vii. Harriet Emily, born in Sidney, Nov. 10, 1850; died in 

Sidney, Dec. 8, 1868 ; buried there, 
viii. Charles Pembertox, born in Sidney, April 3, 1853; died 
in Sidney, April 14, 1871 ; buried there. 
ix. Edwin Neale, born in Sidney, May 12, 1856; died in Sid- 
ney, Mar. 24, 1880 ; buried there jMar. 26, 1880; married 
in Dayton, July, 1876. 

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Lavenia Adelaide^ Thorne, born in Wapakoneta, O., 
Nov. 27, 1840; died in Mansfield, O., Oct. 2, 1003; buried in 
Sidney, O. ; married in Sidney, March 25, 1858, by the Rev. 



10 EIGHT GENERATIONS FllOM WILLIAM THORNE 

Mr. Spence, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, William Har- 
rison Taylor, son of Jason and Sarah Craig (Skillen) Taylor 
born in Sidney, Nov. 29, 1836. ' 

Children : 

i. RoLLA LiNviLLE,» born in Sidney, Jan. 6, 1860; married in 
Columbus, 0.,in 1883, Maude Ayers, who died in Adrian 
Mich., Aug. 17, 1896. Their children : Florence (Tay- 
lor^^) Bobb, William Harrison Taylor, Lavenia Adelaide 
{Taylor) Bemiss. He married in Ionia, Mich., April, 
1913, Annie Cooper Foote. Resident in Adrian, 
ii. Howard Thoe.xe, born in Sidney, Mar. 25, 1862; married 
in Adrian, May 27, 1885, Maude Howell. Their children • 
Seymour Howell^' Taylor, Harriet Kimball {Taylor) 
Crray. Resident in Adrian, 
iii. Margaret GRAnAii, born in Sidney, Jan. 30, 1866. Resi- 
dent in Adrian. 

iv. Fraxk Fuller, born in Sidney, Oct. 9, 1868. Resident in 
Adrian. 

V. Alan McLean, born in Sidney, Mar. 1, 1878. Resident 
in Boston, Mass. 

vi. Rose Kendall, born in Mansfield, O., Mar. 2, 1883. Resi- 
dent in Adrian. 




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