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John Thorn was the son of Daniel Thorn & Mary Johnes Wandell
Ann Elizabeth Carpenter was the daughter of Townsend Carpenter & Elizabeth Truesdell

THE FAMILY OF JOHN THORN & ANN ELIZABETH CARPENTER

John Thorn & Ann Elizabeth CarpenterJohn Thorn married Ann Elizabeth Carpenter on September 11, 1823 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY and they had 12 children. They settled on a farm in Horseheads near the family of John & Mary Ann (Moore) Brees, and were their neighbors for over 50 years. John Thorn's family is listed on the 1830 census of Elmira, Tioga Co., NY and on the 1840 & 1850 census Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. The town of Horseheads was formed from part of Elmira on February 8, 1854, and they are listed on the 1860 census of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. John's niece Sarah Jane Thorn married John & Mary Ann's son Solomon Brees in 1865. Ann Elizabeth Carpenter Thorn died on June 02, 1868 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. John is listed as head of household on the 1870 census of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY, with the family of his married son, Daniel. John Thorn died on June 24, 1872 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
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The Children of John Thorn & Ann Elizabeth Carpenter

Elizabeth ThornElizabeth Carpenter Thorn was born on June 26, 1824 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Elizabeth, age 6, in the household of John Thorn on the 1830 census of Elmira, Tioga Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Elizabeth, age 16, in the household of John Thorn on the 1840 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. I have not found Elizabeth on the 1850 census at this time; she is not listed with her parents. She is listed on the 1855 census of Horseheads, Chemung, NY as a boarder in the household of Ebenezer & Clarissa Mather. Elizabeth & Clarissa Mather's occupations are both listed as "milliner". Elizabeth married Ebenezer Mather on April 11, 1858 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. She was age 33 at the time of this marriage. Ebenezer (age 51) & Elizabeth (age 36) are listed on the 1860 census of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY under the last name of Mathews. Ebenezer died on July 2, 1867 in Horseheads. Elizabeth is on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. In 1870 she is age 46, occupation Milliner Merchant, she is listed as a Milliner in the 1874 Horseheads City Directory, and in 1880 she is age 55, widowed, Occupation Milliner. I have not found any record that Elizabeth had any children. Elizabeth Thorn Mather died on March 25, 1897 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. She is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, Chemung, NY. Her will is listed in Volume 16, which covers the years 1896-1898 in Chemung Co., NY.
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Mary ThornMary Thorn was born on October 22, 1825 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Mary, age 5, in the household of John Thorn on the 1830 census of Elmira, Tioga Co., NY. There are only 2 females age 10-15 in the household of John Thorn on the 1840 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY, which is puzzling because he should have Mary, age 15, Harriet, age 12 & Fanny, age 10. Mary married Robert Stewart in 1842 in Drayton Plains, Waterford, MI and they had at least 6 children. The family is listed on the 1850, 1860, 1870 & 1880 censuses of Independence, Oakland Co., MI. Mary Thorn Stewart died between 1880-1900, probably in Oakland Co., MI. Robert Stewart is listed as age 83, widowed on the 1900 census of Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI.
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Harriett ThornHarriett Thorn was born on January 01, 1828 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Harriet, age 2, in the household of John Thorn on the 1830 census of Elmira, Tioga Co., NY. There are only 2 females age 10-15 in the household of John Thorn on the 1840 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY, which is puzzling because he should have Mary, age 15, Harriet, age 12 & Fanny, age 10. Harriet married Warren Lincoln on July 4, 1846 and they had 2 children. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY, and at that time Harriet was age 32. Harriett either died or separated from Warren between 1850 to 1860, and Warren moved from New York to Iowa in that same time period. In 1860, Warren Lincoln is listed on the 1860 census Hilton Twp., Iowa Co., IA with wife Rosetta E, age 34, and an older daughter in the household that was not listed on the 1850 census. Their son Randall is listed at age 22 on the 1870 census of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY living with Harriet's married sister Ann (John) Bowman. Harriett Thorn Lincoln died sometime after 1850, possibly before 1860 in NY or IA. She is listed on at least one online tree as dying on November 23, 1923 in Breesport, PA, but I have not been able to find her on any census records after 1850, and as Warren has the children in 1860 I question whether Harriet was still alive.
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Fanny ThornFrances "Fanny" Sayre Thorn was born on July 31, 1830 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. She was the twin of Townsend Thorn, who died in infancy. There is a female the right age group to be Fanny, age baby, in the household of John Thorn on the 1830 census of Elmira, Tioga Co., NY. There are only 2 females age 10-15 in the household of John Thorn on the 1840 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY, which is puzzling because he should have Mary, age 15, Harriet, age 12 & Fanny, age 10. She is listed with her parents at age 20 on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. Fanny married Jacob Dobell about 1851 and they had at least 2 sons. The family is listed on the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. In 1860 Jacob's occupation is listed as Grocer, and in 1870 it is listed as Saloon Keeper. Frances "Fanny" Sayre Thorn Dobell died on September 08, 1870 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Jacob married Paulina after Fanny died, and they had at least one more son, born in 1879. Jacob is listed as age 79 & widowed in the household of his married daughter Anna Westfall on the 1900 census of Sayre, Bradford Co., PA.
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Townsend ThornTownsend Thorn was born on July 31, 1830 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. He was the twin of Frances "Fanny" Sayre Thorn. Townsend died within a month of his birth. Townsend Thorn died in August 1830 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
Henry ThornHenry Carpenter Thorn was born on November 15, 1832 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. There is a male the right age group to be Henry, age 8, in the household of John Thorn on the 1840 censuses of Elmira, Chemung (Tioga) Co., NY. He is listed with his parents at age 19 on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. Henry married Delphine E. Roberts on August 2, 1855 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY and they had 6 children. The family is listed on the 1860, 1870,1880 & 1900 censuses of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Delphine died on September 15, 1904 and Henry Carpenter Thorn died January 13, 1909 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Henry & Delphine are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
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Lettitia ThornLettitia Smith Thorn was born on February 12, 1835 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Letitia, age 5, in the household of John Thorn on the 1840 censuses of Elmira, Chemung (Tioga) Co., NY. She is listed with her parents at age 16 on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. Lettitia married Gilbert Chamberlain Overpack about 1851 in Holly, Oakland Co., MI and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1860 census of Holly, Oakland Co., MI. They are listed on the 1870, 1880, 1900 & 1910 censuses of Brady, Saginaw Co., MI. Lettitia Smith Thorn Overpack died sometime between 1910- 1920 in Brady, Saginaw Co., MI. Gilbert is listed as age 90 & widowed in the household of son Albert on the 1920 census of Brady, Saginaw Co., Michigan.
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Ann ThornAnn Carpenter Thorn was born on June 15, 1837 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. There is a female the right age group to be Ann, age 3, in the household of John Thorn on the 1840 censuses of Elmira, Chemung (Tioga) Co., NY. She is listed with her parents at age 13 on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. She is listed with her parents at age 23 on the 1860 census of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Ann married John Springsted Bowman on November 21, 1860 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY and they had 5 children. The family is listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Ann Carpenter Thorn Bowman died on May 11, 1883 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY or Brady, Saginaw Co., MI. John died on November 27, 1894 in Brady, Saginaw Co., Michigan. An ancestral file on www.Familysearch.com indicates that Ann & John both died in Brady, Saginaw Co., MI.
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Daniel ThornDaniel Lounsbury Thorn was born on November 23, 1839 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. There is a male the right age group to be Daniel, age 1, in the household of John Thorn on the 1840 censuses of Elmira, Chemung (Tioga) Co., NY. He is listed with his parents at age 10 on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. He is listed with his parents at age 20 on the 1860 census of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Daniel married Margaret Harding on March 11, 1868 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY, and they had at least one daughter named Effie. The family is listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY and on the 1900 census of Erin, Chemung Co., NY. Daniel died in 1906, probably in Erin, Chemung Co., NY. Margaret is listed as age 70 & widowed in the household of daughter Effie on the 1910 census of Erin, Chemung Co., NY. Margaret died on November 13, 1915 and she & Daniel are both buried in the Scotchtown Cemetery, Chemung Co., NY. Effie is listed on the 1920 census of Erin, Chemung Co., NY & on the 1930 census of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. She died in Feb. 1848, and she is also buried in the Scotchtown Cemetery.
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Sarah ThornSarah Thorn was born on October 01, 1841 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. She is listed with her parents at age 9 on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. She died when she was age 15. Sarah Thorn died on March 05, 1857 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.
Townsend ThornTownsend Carpenter Thorn was born on January 02, 1844 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. He is listed with his parents at age 6 on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. He is listed as Townsend, age 16, with his parents on the 1860 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. Townsend married Francis J. "Fannie" Ormiston on January 27, 1863 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY and they had 3 children. The family is listed on the 1870 & 1880 censuses of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Fannie Ormiston Thorn died on October 15, 1887 in Chemung Co., New York. I do not find Townsend on the 1900 census at this time. Townsend Carpenter Thorn died on March 22, 1907 in Chemung Co., NY. Townsend & wife Francis J. (Fannie) are listed on the same marker in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, Chemung Co., New York.
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Ellen ThornEllen Smith Thorn was born on May 05, 1850 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. She is listed with her parents at age 1 month on the 1850 census of Elmira, Chemung Co., NY. She is listed with her parents at age 10 on the 1860 census of Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY. Ellen died when she was age 19. Ellen Smith Thorn died on January 27, 1870 in Horseheads, Chemung Co., NY.