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Daniel Thorn Family Records

1790Langford Thorn census1790 census, New Cornwall, Orange Co., NY
Langford Thorn
2 males over 16 (Langford, about age 55; Daniel, age 20-30 , born between 1760-1770. He married Mary Vandel in 1795, so probably closer to 20)
1 male under 16 (Abraham, age 6-15, born between 1775-1784? Probably closer to 15)
5 females (Mary, about age 55, Susanna, age ?? and 3 other females????
Susanna only daughter mentioned in Langford's will in 1807.)
Next door neighbors were James Bush and Isaac Laurence.
17901790 census John Wandall 1790 census Castleton, Richmond Co., NY
John Wandall - 10301
1 male over 15 (John, age 44-54?)
0 males under 15
3 females (Letitia, age 44-54, Mary, age 22 & Ann, age 18)
1 slave
abt 1795 Marriage of Daniel Thorn to Mary WandelFirst known child, John, born in 1796
1795Marriage of Daniel Thorn to Mary Johnes/JonesNOTE - this is not "our" Daniel Thorn. Baptism records of children for this family indicate wife's maiden name was Johnes or Jones, and that they stayed in Orange Co, New York. In the "Early Records of the First Presbyterian Church at Goshen 1767-1885" compiled by Charles C. Coleman (1933), available in the Newburgh Free Library, there are reference to a Daniel, Mary, Richard, William, Sarah Ann and Thomas Thorn(e). One of the references concerns a marriage between Daniel Thorn and Mary Johnes on January 24, 1795. Noted here because this record has been thought to be "our" Daniel & Mary in the past.


John Vandel
In the will of John Vandel in September 1797 he names his daughter Mary, "wife of Daniel Thorne, New Cornwall" and also makes his son-in-law Jacob Burbenk an executor. Children named in the will indicate this is the John Vandel/Wandell family that was from Staten Island, New York. His wife was Letitia Aletta Swan, children John, Peter Smith, Mary, Charity, Nancy & Thomas.
Transcription of will of John Vandel
18001800 census Daniel Thorn 1800 census New Cornwall, Orange Co., New York
Daniel Thorn
1 male 26-44 (Daniel, age 30-34)
1 male under 10 (John, age 4)
1 female 26-44 (Mary, prob age 26-36)
2 females under 10 (Unknown Daughter #1, age 6 to 10. Letitia, age 1 )
1807Langford Thorn
Will of Langford Thorn, written June 10, 1807, proven August 1, 1807
In the name of God Amen I Langford Thorn of Cornwall in the County of Orange in the State of New York Yeoman being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be almighty God for the same. Do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I bequeath my soul to God who gave it and my body to the grave to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hoping for a blessed immortality through the merits of my dear redeemer and as to the worldly estate wherewith God has blessed me, I give & bequeath in manner following. First having already provided for my son Daniel Thorn I give him five pounds - Item I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Thorn a certain bond I have against my said son Daniel Thorn on which is due about five hundred dollars. ............. Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint my said son-in-Law John Eastmond and Benjamin Armitage of N. York Merc. Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made - In Witness of whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Langford Thorn to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses to the same the word (hundred) over the word (thousand) erased being first ? and also the word (forever) and the words (of New York)
(Signed by) Oliver Hyde, Drake Fowler, Timothy Witmore & Langford Thorne
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18101810 census Daniel Thorn 1810 Newburgh, Orange Co., New York
Daniel Thorn
1 male 26 to 44 (Daniel, age 40-44, born 1765 to 1784)
1 male 16 to under 26 (laborer? relative? born 1784 to 1794)
1 male 10 to under 16 (John, age 15)
1 male under 10 (Lawrence, age 1)
1 female 16 to 25 (unknown daughter #1, age 16 to 25 OR Letitia, age 11?)
Mary should be age 36 to 46 - where is she??)
1816Land Deed On July 3, 1816, Elisha Woodsworth sold land in Benton, Ontario, New York to "Daniel Thorn of the town of Cornwall, County of Orange, New York".
Xerox of original land record 3 July 1816
1816Estate Paper Daniel & Mary (Vandel) ThornOn July 26, 1816, Jacob Burbenk of Staten Island, Richmond, New York "only surviving executor of the last will of John Vandel, formerly of the city of New York" loaned money to Daniel Thorn "late of Cornwall, but now of Benton in the county of Ontario, yeoman, and Mary his wife", and that this money was Mary's share from the estate of her father. Mary's share of her late father's estate was determined to be $592, and that it was supposed to be "placed out at interest for her benefit during her natural life". Apparently the loan of the money to Daniel was at Mary's request, and he was supposed to repay later so it could be invested as the will stated.
Xerox of original estate paper - Page 1
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Transcript of Estate Paper: Daniel & Mary (Vandel) Thorn loan
1818Land Deed John Eastmond to Daniel ThornJune 23, 1818 - An indenture made the twenty third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen between Daniel Thorne of the town of Benton County of Ontario State of New York of the first part & John Eastmond of the City and County of New York of the second part. Whereby the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars Mortgages unto the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns forever all that certain tract or parcel of land situate in township No. Eight in the first Range of townships in the County of Ontario and State of New York and is part of No. six and bounded as follows viz beginning at a point on the south line of said lot at the centre of the preemption road and running south eighty eight degrees east one hundred and ninety rods to the south east corner of said lot, thence two degrees east, forty three rods, thence north eighty eight degrees, west one hundred and eighty two rods thence south twelve degrees west forty four rods to the place of beginning and containing fifty acres.
Daniel Thorn 50 acres, owned by J. B. House in 1870's View One, View Two
18201820 census Daniel Thorn

1820 - Benton, Ontario (later Yates) Co., New York
Daniel Thorn household
1 male 45+ (Daniel, age 50-54)
1 male 10 to under 16 (Lawrence, age 11)
1 male under 10 (Robert, age 2)
1 female 45+ (Mary, age 46 to 56)
1 female 16 to under 26 (Letitia, age 21)
Daniel Thorn is also on Tax Lists for Benton, Ontario, New York in 1821 & 1822.

18211821 John Eastmond Letter

To Edward Eastmond, Benton, Ontario Co., NY, From John Eastmond, 1 York, 27th Oct. 1821
I enclose you ten dollars, and my draft on your uncle Daniel Thorn for $10 more which is on account of Interest he owes me & which he probably will be able to pay you in small amounts during the winter.
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Full transcript of letter

18231823 John Eastmond LetterTo Edward Eastmond, Milo, Ontario Co., NY From John Eastmond, New York, 14th Jany 1823
I recd yours of 30th Dec on the 8th inst. - and am glad to find that yourself and relatives are all well except Debby. You may take anything of your Aunt Polly in payment of the interest due, provided she is not too extravagant in her charges. A Bed & bedding you will want hereafter, or likewise a colt & heifer, should you go on a place for yourself, but it appears to me that $20 for a heifer is twice as much as it is worth - I can buy good young cows & a calf by their side at the Bulls Head for $22 a.
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1823Yates County Formed1823 - Yates County was formed from part of Ontario County, New York
Mortgages Transmitted from Ontario County 1788-1823
Barbenk Jacob // Daniel Thorne // 269
Eastmond John // Daniel Thorn // 377
Thorn Daniel // Elisha Woodworth // 3 // 369
18241824 John Eastmond LetterTo Edward Eastmond, Milo, near Penyan, Yates Co., NY From John Eastmond, New York, 19th March 1824
Have you seen Danl Thorne lately and are you likely to get anything from him? You must push him and get what you can from him that is useful to you though you may allow too much for it. I got nothing but ingratitude in return for favours from almost every person that I have ever assisted. If Daniel does not pay the balance of interest due this spring I am determined to sue him on his bond & I wish you to tell him so. You may do it in writing if you please.
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18301830 census Daniel Thorn1830 - Benton, Yates Co., NY
Daniel Thorn household
1 male 60 and under 70 (Daniel,age 60-69)
1 male 20 and under 30 (Lawrence, age 21)
1 female 60 & under 70 (Mary, age 60-69)
1 female 15 & under 20 (daughter? age 15-19)
18351835 state census Daniel Thorn1835 state census
1836Land record Lawrence Thorn1987 letter from Yates County Historian Office states: In 1836, Lawrence Thorn "of Benton" buys 40 acres in Benton, which he sells in 1839.
18371837 John Eastmond Letter

Taken from notes John Eastmond wrote for his own records of letters he had sent for business. Letter written to Abram Thorn - is this Lawrence?? John may have made error when he recopied?
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.

18391839 Lawrence Thorn1839 - Benton, Yates Co., NY Deeds - Liber 14, Page 435 shows Lawrence & Hannah (VanWinkle) Thorn, and mentions Hannah's grandfather, Lodowick Bush. Letter from Yates County Historian office indicates that Lawrence sold land in 1839 that he had purchased in 1836.
18401840 census Lawrence Thorn1840 - 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)
18401840 census Mary Thorn1840 census Elmira, Chemung, New York
Thorn, Mary
1 female 70 to 80 (Mary, age 70 to 76)
1 female 20 to 30 (Daughter, age 25 to 29)
Near household of John Thorn
18501850 census Lawrence Thorn1850 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