159. Samuel Thorn was
born on 12 Jul 1696 in Flushing, Long Island, NY. Samuel Thorn/e's year of birth
can be found in the records of the Flushing Monthly Meeting for the Religous
Society of Friends. He died in 1759 in Rumbout Precinct, Dutchess Co., NY.
the death in 1759 of Samuel Thorne was noted in the Flushing Friend's Records.
Had Samuel & Father Joseph not remained good Quakers this note would have
He owned land in New Hackensack & died there in 1759. He is no doubt buried
there. It's interesting that most of his kids from 2nd marriage ended up in Dutchess
Co. & they all appear to have dropped the E from Thorne as He did. However
in the first marriage not all of the sons dropped the E. I suspect most of the
ones who followed the Quaker religion, perhaps retained it. He was Quaker.
Samuel was no doubt named after his mother's nearest brother in age, Samuel Bowne.
All of Samuel's sons, except Thomas, who was Quaker, by both marriages, were
Loyalists. Samuel sat out the Revolutionary War in White Plains, NY. He clearly
sided with the crown privately. Samuel built a famous old structure in Dutchess
Co., known as the OLD HOMESTEAD (located in New Hackensack, Dutchess Co., NY).
This property was left by him, for his son by his second marriage Dr. Stephen
Samuel Thorne was a large land speculator & on one land transactions, He
and his partners bought 5000 acres of land in New Jersey.
It was many of Samuel's offspring that were to drop the "E" of the
He was married to Ann Stevenson (daughter of
Thomas Stevenson Jr. and Anne Field) on 9 Dec 1715 in Newtown,
Nassau, NY. SAMUEL THORNE & ANNE STEVENSON WERE MARRIED IN THE HOME OF BENJAMIN
FIELD IN NEWTOWN THIS COULD A BROTHER OF HER MOTHER ANNE OR HER GRANDAD'S BROTHER
BENJAMIN FIELD. Ann Stevenson was born about 1696 in
Newtown, Nassau, NY. She died on 19 Mar 1724 in Flushing, Long Island, NY.
She was Quaker. Samuel Thorn and Ann Stevenson had the following children:
He was married to Esther
Hunt about 1724 in Westchester Co. or Dutchess Co., NY. Samuel
Thorn and Esther Hunt had the following children:
James Thorn was born about 1731.
Stephen Thorn Dr..