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Thomas Thorn

Male 1735 - 1815  (80 years)


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  • Name Thomas Thorn 
    Born 1735  Mecklinburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Sep 1815  Chester District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I604109  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 

    Father Joseph Merriman Thorn,   b. Abt 1715, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1790, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Catherine Hightower,   b. 5 Oct 1723, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1782, Anderson's Swamp, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1739  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F597537  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [2
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. Jennie B. Thorn,   b. 5 Jan 1772,   d. 24 Mar 1856  (Age 84 years)
     3. Frances Thorn,   b. 14 May 1774,   d. 4 Nov 1857  (Age 83 years)
     4. Catherine H. Thorn,   b. 1777, Warren, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Susannah A. Thorn,   b. Abt 1780,   d. 29 Dec 1840  (Age ~ 60 years)
     6. Lucy Thorn,   b. 1784,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary Williams Thorn,   b. 1784, Chester District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Glenville, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     8. Sarah Williams Thorn,   b. 12 Jun 1789, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1873, York County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Elizabeth Thorn,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F596357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Listed in Census for Warren County, NC

      Will on file Chester Cty Book F 1816-17

      Thomas Thorn is listed in the 1790 Census living in Warren County, North
      Carolina. His Will, dated 9 September 1815 is on file in the Chester
      County Court House in Will Book F, 1816-1817. He served during the
      Revolution under General Greene, and participated in the battles at Kings
      Mountain, Eutaw Springs, and Guilford Courthouse. Mary Mobley Reese's DAR
      application #226011 cites Thomas Thorn's service and her descendence from
      him. "Revolutionary Soldiers of Catholic Presbyterian" by Mary Wylie
      Strange contains considerable information on his descendants.

      "Thomas Thorn was born 1735 supposedly in Mecklinburg County, Virginia.
      His place of residence during the Revolutionary War was Warren County,
      N.C. according to the census of 1790. He afterward moved to Rocky Mount,
      Chester County, S.C. where he died after 1800. His will dated Sept. 9,
      1815, with an inventory of the estate made in 1816 is in Chester County
      Will Book F, 1816-17. He did not have a land grant.
      According to Deed Book F page 82 Chester County, S.C. Jonathan
      Hemphill sold to Thomas Thorn of S.C. Pinckney District (now Chester
      County) January 1792, 250 acres of land. This was recorded August 7,
      1797. In Deed Book D, page 67, December 24, 1808, Thomas Thorne sold to
      his son-in-law, Charles Wall, 105 acres on Rocky Creek "where I now live,
      being a part of my plantation." He lived on or near Catawba River
      according to Mill's map of 1825, which has a "Thorn's Mill".
      Thomas Thorn was of English descent and an Episcopalian in Virginia.
      In Chester County he found no church of that faith. He and his children
      were buried in the family half-acres near their homes, as was the custom
      at that time. Some later descendants are buried in the churchyard at
      Catholic and a few are still members there.
      Graham Sandifer,son of Thomas Thorn Sandifer, took down information
      given by his father, who was born in 1818, and was living during the
      lifetime of Thomas Thorn's wife. From this information it would seem that
      Thomas Thorn not only served in the patriotic army but also under General
      Greene and was at the Battles of Guilford's Court House, Eutaw Springs,
      Kings Mountain and other battles." Revolutionary Soldiers of Catholic
      Presbyterian Church by Mary Wylie Strange.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3475] 4 March, 1744 also shown as Birth Date in Lunenburg Register.

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