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NOTES FOR LAWRENCE THORN

The Families of Lawrence Thorn

Birthdate is assuming death info is correct. 1885 Erie directory states that he died at 76 years 6 weeks on Nov 23 1884.

1810 census Orange Co., NY
Daniel Thorn
1 male under 10 (Lawrence, age 1)
1 male 10 to under 16 (John, age 15)
1 male 16 to under 26 (son? born 1784 to 1794)
1 male 26 to 45 (Daniel, age 40-50, born 1765 to 1784)

1820 - Benton, Ontario (later Yates) Co., NY
Daniel Thorn household
1 male under 10 (son? born between 1810 & 1820)
1 male 10 to under 16 (lawrence, age 11, born 1809)
1 male 45+ (Daniel, age 50-60, born before 1775)
1 female 16 to under 26 (daughter? born between 1794 to 1804 - same daughter as in 1830?? Maybe I copied something down wrong)
1 female 45+ Mary, born before 1775)

1830 - Benton, Yates Co., NY
Daniel Thorn household
1 male 20 and under 30 (Lawrence, age 21)
1 male 60 and under 70 (Daniel,age 60-69)
1 female 15 & under 20 (daughter? age 15-19)
1 female 60 & under 70 (Mary, age 60-69)

Lawrence Thorn & Hannah Van Winkle married December 20, 1835 in Benton, Yates Co., NY

Letter from John Eastmond to Abram Thorne (addressee) (Note from K - is this Lawrence???)
Benton, Yates Co. Bellona Post Office St. New York
Middletown 25th Nov. 1837
Dear Sir
Yesterday it was 12 mos. since I wrote to you in reply to you & your sister's letter respecting the affairs of your late father, and gave you a statement of my claim on the estate up to 1st June 1836 for $330.50. Since that period I have not heard from you. Another year and a half's interest is now due, say $15.75, which makes the total now due $204.75 and this added to the principal makes $354.75 - high time that this amount was paid and I am in the want of it. If I do not hear from you soon I shall be under the necessity of legal steps to recover the money; at the same ??? the necessity of putting you to expense. In order to avoid - it would be advisable for you to try and borrow the money or give a new mortgage for the amount. Pray let me hear from you by mail.
Yours

1839 - Benton, Yates Co., NY Deeds - Liber 14, Page 435 shows Lawrence & Hannah and mentions Lodowick Bush.

1840 - Benton, Yates Co., NY, page 23
Lawrence Thorn household:
1 male under 5 (this confuses me. He should have George, age 5 or 6; William Allen, age 2 & Fayette, age 1)
1 male 30 & under 40 (Lawrence, age 31, born abt 1809)
1 female under 5 (this confuses me too. His first daughter was born in 1842. Unless the census taker thought Fayette was a girl??)
1 female 20 & under 30 (Hannah, age 27, born 1813)

1850 census Painted Post, Steuben Co., NY, page 264
Lawrence Thorn, age 40, Mason, b. NJ
Hannah, age 37, b. NJ
George, age 14, b. NJ
William, age 12, b. NY
Fayette, age 11, b. NY
Sarah J., age 8, b. NY
Edward, age 6, b. NY
Maryette, age 3, b. NY
Charles, age 1, b. NY

From "marriage Notices from Steuben Co. NY Newspapers 1797-1884" by Mary S. & Edward F.Jackson (Heritege Books)
"Lawrence Thorn of Corning NY (m) 28 Mar 1854 Martha Clark of Horseheads,NY

1855 has a land deed indicating Lawrence was of Wellsville, Allegany Co., NY selling Erwin Land.

1855 Census, Scio, Allegany Co., NY shows Lawrence Thorn age 35, Martha age 23 , George age 15, Fayette age 14, Jane age 13, Manult (think they mean Maryetta) age 7 and Edwin 2/12 b. Allegany Co. For the others they have birth place marked unknown, so I wonder if Martha might have given the information and being 2nd wife she would not know where step children were born. Where were William and Francis Edwin at this time?

1856 - Lawrence was to have been residing in Hornellsville - July 11, 1856.


1860 census - Can not find any of them. In 1860 List of Taxables in Erie Co. PA, Erie City, East Ward only Thorn listed is a Nathaniel Thorn.
1860 in the 1st Methodist E. Church of Erie, PA, shows Sarah J. Thorn received by letter August 27, 1860 residing at Chestnut Street. Could the rest of the family be living there also? She would have been about 18 yrs. old at that time.

1867 Tax List for Erie, PA in 1st Ward shows Thorn, Lawrence - $25.00.
1867-1868 Erie Business Directory:
Amos Thorn brakeman E. and P. R.R., bds 1299 Chestnut
Edwin Thorn confectionary and fruit store, 609 French
F. Thorn, fruit and variety store, 8 South Park Place, h 26 E 7th
William Thorn, gentleman, h French St. bet R.R. and Buffalo
Does not list Lawrence Thorn.

1870 census Erie City, First Ward, Erie Co., PA, roll 1340, pg 277 Taken June 2, 1870
Household #10
Lawrence Thorn, 62, Grocer (retired), b.NY
Martha, 35, Keeping House, b. NY
Elizabeth, 15, b.NY
Charles, 14, b. NY
John, 10. b. NY
Susan, 7, b. PA
Ida, 5, b. PA
(Fayette Thorn & family living in same town.)

1871-1872 Directory City of Erie:
Edwin Thorn, clerk, res n e corner 7th and Holland
Fayette Thorn, baker and confectioner, 718 State, res cor 7th and Holland
Thorn Marie E., bds Edwin Thorn (note from K - this is Maryette Thorn)
No listing for Lawrence Thorn

1872-1873 Erie City Directory
Fayette Thorn, baker and confectioner, res cor 7th and Holland
Lawrence Thorn, baker, 605 French

1874 Methodist Church Record shows Lawrence Thorn baptized February 28, 1874 by Rev. W. W. Ramsey.

1874-1875 Erie City Directory
Fayette Thorn, confectioner and baker, 629 State, res cor 7th and Holland
No listing for Lawrence Thorn

1875 Methodist Church Record shows Lawrence Thorn & Martha Thorn joined, September 26, 1875.
1875 Erie City Directory shows Thorne, Lawrence, brick mason, h. 511, Sasasfras.

1876 Business Directory of Erie County, Historical Atlas of Erie Co., PA
Fayette Thorn (only Thorn listed)
Business: Baker & Confectioner
Date of Settlement: 1860
Nativity: New York

1876-1877 Erie City Directory
Fay Thorn, baker and confectioner, s 629 State, h and bake shop nw corner 7th and Holland
Lawrence Thorn, brickmason, h nw corner 7th and Holland

1877-1878 Erie City Directory
Fay Thorn, bakery and confectionary, 629 State and 1602 Peach, h 164 e 7th
L. Thorn, mason, h 160 e 7th

1878-1879 Erie City Directory
Fay Thorn, baker, h 164 e 7th
Mrs. G.F. Thorn, bakery and confectionary, s 160 e 7th
Lawrence Thorn, bricklayer, h 235 e 8th

1879-1880 Erie City Directory
John L. Thorne, clerk, b 235 e 8th
Lawrence Thorne, mason, h 235 e 8th

1880 United States Census First Ward, Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania Page Number 111A Household #148\168
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Lawrence THORN Self M Male W 69 NY Brick Mason NY NY
Martha THORN Wife M Female W 46 NY Keeping House NY NY
John N. THORN Son M Male W 20 PA Clerk NY NY
Hattie THORN Dau S Female W 14 PA School NY NY

1880-1881 Erie City Directory
John Thorn, clerk, b s s 7th bet Holland and German
Lawrence Thorn, mason, h s s 7th bet Holland and German

1881 Erie City Directory shows February 26, death of John D. Thorne, serofulia, 21y23d.

1881-1882 Erie City Directory
Miss Hattie Thorn, b 7th bet Holland and German
Laurens Thorn, brick layer, h 7th bet Holland and German

1882-1883 Erie City Directory
Miss Hattie Thorn, b Wallace bet 5th and 6th
Lawrence Thorn, brick layer, h Wallace bet 5th and 6th

1883-1884 Erie City Directory
Miss Hattie Thorn, b Wallace bet 5th and 6th
Lawrence Thorn, brick layer, h w s Wall bet 5th and 6th

1884-1885 Erie City Directory
Lawrence Thorn, brick layer, h w s Wallace bet 5th and 6th

1885 Erie City Directory shows November 23, death of Lawrence Thorn, kidney disease, 76y6w.
1885 Erie City Directory shows Thorn, Lawrence Mrs., wid, h w s Wallace 5th & 6th.

1889-1893 Erie, Pennsylvania City Directories, Ancestry.com
Saml R Thorn blksmith 713 e 6th Erie PA 1889
Mrs Martha Thorn widow 514 Wallace Erie PA 1889
S R Thorn laborer 713 e 6th Erie PA 1889

1906 Estate Records for Lawrence Thorn shows surviving children & their spouses & places of residence.

Burial: Erie Cemetery, Section N, Lot 15 - no marker