Biography of Thomas P. Thorn
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Thorn, Thomas P., was born at Ely's Corners, Seneca county, August 24, 1820. His father, Joel, was a native of New Jersey and came to Wayne county in 1821. He married Rachel Hobrouh of English birth. He was a prominent farmer in his time and died in 1867, aged eighty years. Thomas P. laid the foundation of his education in the log school of his district. At the age of thirty he married Mary, daughter of Samuel S. Briggs, and they have these children: Phineas R. and Seward T. In 1858 he came to Clyde and engaged in the distillery business remaining up to 1865, and in 1866 bought the Henry Stevens malt house, to which he added and rebuilt in 1869, and is still engaged in the business, having a capacity of 70,000 bushels. Our subject was supervisor of the town, and takes an an active interest in educational and religious matters.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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