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Charles Thorn

Male 1769 - 1835  (66 years)


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  • Name Charles Thorn 
    Born 1769  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 May 1835  Chester District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I596459  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 

    Father Thomas Thorn,   b. 1735, Mecklinburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1815, Chester District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Mary Williams,   b. 26 Mar 1749, Virginia or England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1847, Chester District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 1765  Warrenton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F596357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Delilah Gilliam,   b. 18 Sep 1772, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1839, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1794  [3
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Huff Thorn,   b. 5 Aug 1795,   d. 1829  (Age 33 years)
     2. Mary Williams Thorn,   b. 28 Mar 1798,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Delilah Gilliam Thorn,   b. 30 Nov 1800,   d. 22 Jan 1875  (Age 74 years)
     4. Thomas Thorn,   b. 25 Jul 1803,   d. 22 Oct 1820  (Age 17 years)
     5. Sarah Lundy Thorn,   b. 14 Jul 1806, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1882, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. William T. Thorn,   b. 28 Dec 1808, Chester District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1881, Chester District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Charles Thorn,   b. 24 Apr 1812,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Olive Lee Thorn,   b. 3 Dec 1815,   d. Lancaster County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F596356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Physician and Planter

      From the Chester District Genealogical Society Bulletin, Vol IX issue 4,
      page 117, an extract from "Memories, Traditions, and History of Rocky
      Mount and Vicinity" by L.M. Ford. Art. IX, TRAGIC INCIDENTS AMONG THE
      WHITES:

      "Capt. Charles Thorn was killed and his body was thrown into the river
      above the falls by his slave, Bob. This was in 1835. For this crime Bob
      was tried, convicted and executed. The hanging took place near the
      residence of the late W.P. McCullough. Bob's head was then cut off and
      stuck on the end of a pole and the pole stuck in the ground on the
      roadside near the place of hanging and remained there until it was
      thoroughly decayed."

      Charles Thorn is Buried in the Wall-Thorn Cemetary near St. Michael's,
      Great Falls, SC. Charles Thorne served in the War of 1812. He purchased
      a mill on Fishing Creek from Jason and Arthur Hicklin and operated it for
      many years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3235] Revolutionary Soldiers of Old Catholic by.

    2. [S3236] Mary Wylie Strange.

    3. [S3403] DAR Application of Dorothy Scollins #647649-A671.