Biography of William Thorp
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Thorp, William, was born in Lincolnshire, England, more than sixty years ago, and for more than forty years he has lived in this country. He was brought up to farming and was the son of John Thorp, a farmer. On coming to this country William started west, and when he reached Albion on the canal he had but three cents remaining. He then began working out, and being industrious soon accumulated a snug sum of money. With this he bought twenty two acres in the northeast part of Barre, but his present farm includes 100 acres and cost Mr. Thorp a total of $10,000. Besides this, he and his son Charles, bought an additional 160 acres, and the latter received from his father $1,000 to make a start in business as a farmer. Our subject had but a limited education, but by careful reading has become a well informed man. By his marriage with Caroline, Mr. Thorp had three children: Charles, Julia and Janette. His second wife was Elizabeth Seager, and his third Hannah Hardtackle, and his fourth Sarah Jane Marsden.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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