1129. Thomas Thorn Jr.
was born on 4 Mar 1794 in Pennsylvania. He died on 6 Feb 1884 in Palestine,
Wirt County, WV. He was buried in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, WV. Susan
Moon frequently is given as the spouse of this Thomas Thorn. This error was originally
in the T. Chalkley Matlack manuscript; the correct spouse IS Mary Jones! He supposedly
dropped the "e" since he was disowned by the Society of Friends following
service in the war.
Apparently Thomas Jr b 1794 and brother Michael b. 1790 settled in Wirt County
on Thorn's Run in Wirt Co, WV sometime around 1826. Son William Hank was born
in Culpepper Co, VA in 1825 and Eugenus was born 1827 in Wirt Co.
Thomas was probably born in PA, but 1860 census shows place as NJ.
1850 Census 17th District Wirt Co VA 7/8/1850
Thomas Thorn, 54 M, Farmer, $595, PA
Mary, 53, F, VA
Thomas , 20, M, Farmer, VA
Mary E 13, F, VA
Alfred S 7, M, VA
1860 Census Zackville, Wirt Co, VA June 5, 1860
Thomas Thorn 66 M W Farmer, $800 New Jersey
Mary Thorn 63 F W VA
Alfred Thorn 17, M W VA
In the Wirt Co WV census of 1860 the following persons are listed on the same
page (171) with an address of Zackville and as heads of Households:Michael, Thomas,
William H, Zadoc S., Eugene, Jehu
He was married to Mary Jones (daughter of
John Jones and Ann Maney Gough) in 1812.
Mary Jones was born on 7 Jan 1797 in Virginia. She was born on
7 Jan 1797 in Virginia. She died on 31 Dec 1866 in Virginia. Accordong to Thorn
Huffman's records, she is buried in Hazleton, Indiana & husband is buried
in WIrt County, WVA Thomas Thorn Jr. and Mary Jones had the following children:
Michael Stanton Thorn.
Lunsford J. Thorn.
John Stanton Thorn.
Zadok Stuart Thorn.
William H. Thorn.
Jehu Hank Thorn.
Eugenus Wilson Thorn.
Thomas Hayman Thorn.
Rebecca A. Thorn was born on 15 Mar 1832. It is said she married a Vandall,
1st name unknown.
Benjamin F. Thorn was born on 26 Jan 1834.
Mary Elizabeth Thorn.
Alfred S. Thorn.