1844. William H. Thorn
was born on 26 Apr 1823 in Culpepper Co, VA. He died on 3 Jul 1902 in Hazleton,
Gibson, IN. He was buried in Thorn Hill Cemetery, Hazleton, IN. The following
is excerpted from an article by Vera Thorn Williams:
"At the outbreak of the Civil War William H. Thorn & Jemima & family
were living on Thorn Run in Wirt County, West Virginia. He was engaged in farming
on a tract of land which he had cleared. At the close of the war, he moved his
family to Gibson Co., Indiana where he bought 300 acres of land in White River
Township. He erected a 2 story frame house on part of this land which later became
part of the Thorn addition to the town of Hazletown and was known as "Thorn
Hill". The Thorn cemetery is located on this property and most of the descendants
of William H. are buried there. After William's death, Thorn Hill was occupied
by his daughter Mattie until her death in 1943 at which time my grandparents
Harry & Gertrude Coe moved into the house. When Grandma & Grandpa died
in 1961 my parents Vet & Audie Thorn moved into the house. My father died
in 1962 & the house is now vacant. My brother Robert D. Thorn is the only
descendant of William H. who now carries the name of Thorne.
William H. was a respected member of the Hazleton community & served as Justice
of the Peace there for several years. He also operated a hotel there in the 1860's.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge #1 at Vincennes, Indiana. He died 3 july 1902
& Jemima preceded him in death on 16 Nov 1901. Both are buried at Thorn Hill."
He was married to Jemima Cain (daughter of Thomas Cain and
Mary Horner) on 2 Jun 1842 in West Virginia.
Jemima Cain was born on 19 Nov 1824 in Preston County, VA. She
died on 16 Nov 1901 in Hazleton, Gibson, IN. She was buried in Thorn Hill Cemetery,
Hazleton, IN. William H. Thorn and Jemima Cain had the following children:
Lunsford J. Thorn CSA.
Zadok S. Thorn was born on 10 Dec 1845 in Preston County, VA. He died
about 1865 in West Virginia?. He was buried in Mt. Pisgah.
Mary Margaret Thorn was born on 31 Jul 1848 in Preston County, VA.
William Wirt Thorn was born on 7 Jun 1850 in Preston County, VA. He died
in Mt. Pisgah. William Thorn died young.
Theodore Thornton Thorn "T.T.".
Esther Jane Thorn.
Martha Alva Thorn.
Lilly Belle Thorn.