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Abner Thorp
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1766
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1871
Montgomery County
New York, USA

Abner died at age 105 years or 95 by another source. His third wife was Sarah Osbun who he married August 12, 1809. They were the parents of Harriet Thorp Grandy. Sarah Osbun was from Troy, NY. Pictured at right is Dave Peck, a 3X Great Grandson. His second wife and mother of most of his children was Jael Harmon. His first wife was Lydia Titus who we have no information for. Who Abner Thorp's parents were has not been determined. More research is needed.
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(1) John Thorp, born around 1750 probably in Middlesex Co. or Union Co., New Jersey, died between 1815 and early 1820 in the Town of Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York; married first Hannah Jeffers on 20 January 1771 at the Presbyterian Church, Westfield, Union Co., New Jersey (church transcript says Hannah, but SAR documentation says "John Sr. m. Mary Jeffers).
According to Sons of the Anerican Revolution application papers, John "served as private in Capt. Nichols' company of Artillery Artificers, of the New Jersey Line" (no sources provided; application filed by Russell Thorp Kirby, Nat. # 34561 / State # 3686).
John first appears in New York records in 1794 when on June 7th his name was recorded in Town of Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., records in connection with four days of road repair (Records of Town Meetings and Highway Town of Amsterdam 1794-1811, p.9. Amsterdam was formed from Caughnawaga in 1794, which is where Abner Thorp lived in 1790). A description of road work bordering John Thorp's was also recorded 3 September 1796 (p.29). Similar entries for John Tharp on May 6th (for four days) and John Thorp on May 13th are recorded on pages 88 and 89 of the records respectively.
On 24 October 1824, Ebenezer was married to Martha Ann Young (record says "N.," not "Ann") by the Rev. Elijah Herrick of the Baptist Church of Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York. It should be noted that in the 1810 census, Abner Thorp was living two houses away from the family of George Young, which consisted of two girls between ages 10 and 16, (and one girl between 16 and 26), when Martha would have been 12 years old.
He is a purported brother of David. (Abner's brother David moved from New Jersey to Charleston in 1830). In 1941 the St Johnsville Enterprise gave his birthdate as 3/4/1776 - so which is correct?
Family links: 
  Sarah Green Osborn Thorp (1781 - 1869)
  Jael Harmon Hanchett Thorp (1767 - 1808)*
  Abner Thorp (1797 - 1818)*
  Lydia Thorp Kimball (1799 - 1878)*
  Nancy Thorp Millard (1806 - 1879)*
  Anna Thorp Grandy (1808 - 1852)*
  Harriet Thorp Grandy (1810 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: 3rd great grandfather of D Peck below.
Charleston Baptist Church Cemetery
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Dave Peck
Originally Created by: lrw
Record added: Jul 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39855977
Abner Thorp
Added by: Dave Peck
Abner Thorp
Added by: Dave Peck
Abner Thorp
Added by: Dave Peck
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