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William T. Thorn

Male 1808 - 1881  (72 years)


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  • Name William T. Thorn 
    Born 28 Dec 1808  Chester District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1881  Chester District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I598015  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 

    Father Charles Thorn,   b. 1769, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1835, Chester District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother 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
    Family ID F596356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Miller McCrorey,   b. 1815, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1876  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. William Turner Thorn,   b. 24 May 1840, Kershaw, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1879, Blackstocks, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     2. Rosanna Martha Johnston,   b. 1844  [Adopted]
     3. Charles J. Thorn,   b. 1854
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F597003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Physician

      William T. Thorn graduated from the South Carolina Medical College in
      1832.

      Found
      in Fitz Hugh McMaster papers at South Caroliniana Library, USC:
      "Dr. William Thorne who lived north of Winnsboro on the road to
      Blackstock, SC, Fairfield County, was the son of Capt. Charles Thorne and
      grandson of Capt. Thomas Thorne of the Revolutionary War, born in 1735
      died 1820 and his wife Mary Williams April 26, 1749- April 6, 1847. Capt.
      Thomas Thorne was born in Mecklenburg, Va. then went to Warren County,
      N.C. and thence to S.C. as shown by the 1790 census. He owned vast acres
      of land at what is now Great Falls, Chester County. The Fairfield branch
      is Dr. Wm. Thorne and his sister Sarah Lundy wife of James A. McCrorey.
      They were children of Capt. Charles Thorne and his wife Delilah Gilliam
      of Granville County, N.C. Dr. William Thorne, 12/28/1808 married Martha
      Miller daughter of John McCrorey and Molly Peggy Turner. Their sons were
      william Turner and John Charles Thorne. William Turner Thorne married
      Frances Douglass daughter of John Douglass and his wife Mary Lethud
      Lunsford. Their children were Mary Moore, Martha, Adalize, Susan and
      Fanny wife of Dr. James Adam Hayne of Congaree, S.C. William Turner
      Thorne was a Lt. in the Confederate War- Company D, 7th S.C. Cavalry . (A
      copy of a letter written by Col. A.C. Haskell 7th S.C. Cavalry to the
      daughter of William Thorne is at the library.)"

  • Sources 
    1. [S3266] Family Bible: Frances Douglass Thorn Hayne.

    2. [S3278] Headstone, Old Catholic Presbyterian, Chester County, SC.

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