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Ashal Enoch Thorne

Ashal Enoch Thorne

Male 1808 - 1897  (88 years)

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  • Name Ashal Enoch Thorne  [1
    Born 6 Sep 1808  Clinton, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Feb 1897  Three Mile Creek, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I7863  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Father Richard Thorn,   b. 23 Feb 1786, Flushing, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1815  (Age 28 years) 
    Mother Mary Anner Armstrong,   b. 22 Sep 1784, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1806  Clinton, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Lester,   b. 14 Jun 1809, Albany, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1853, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1829  Clinton, Dutchess, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Lucretia Thorne,   b. 25 Mar 1832, Moravia, Cayuga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1903, Vernal, Uintah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 11:32:40 
    Family ID F6534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Ashal Thorne
    Ashal Thorne

  • Notes 
    • Headstone says "Ashal (Asahel)".

      Listed in the 1850 census at "South Fork of the American River, El Dorado, California", as Ashel Thorn, born abt 1808, New York.

      Departed Six Mile Grove (near Winter Quarters, Nebraska) 9 Jun 1853; arrived Salt Lake Valley 9 Sep 1853. (Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory, at Ancestry.com)

      From "A Biography of Asahel (Ashel) Thorn," credited as "written by a great-grandson Enoch Thorne 'in the first person'", reproduced on "Crapo-Hegsted Family Tree" on ancestry.com by tree owner "Jerrirud":

      "In 1800, my father, RICHARD, and mother, MARY ANNER ARMSTRONG, with their 10 children migrated west to Pennsylvania. While there I married a beautiful young girl named SARAH LESTER. All of us, but my father, joined the Mormon Church and began to gather to Nauvoo, Illinois. Before we were driven from Nauvoo, 8 of us were endowed in the Nauvoo Temple. We were fortunate to escape with our lives and, as a family, pressed on to Pottawattamie, Iowa and camped at Six Mile Grove, about six miles west of Winter Quarters. I built a house there for Sarah, and I, now also, had ten children.

      "At Pottawattamie, my eldest son, WILLIAM, and I decided to go to California to participate in the gold rush. While in California, I was called home because of the serious illness of my wife, SARAH, and I left by boat home, leaving my teams, wagons and son, WILLIAM, in California. My California venture was a financial aid to me for the rest of my life.

      "At Pottawattamie, Iowa we organized a company of Saints and started for the Salt Lake Valley on June 9, 1853. We were part of a company consisting of 202 souls and 70 wagons with Daniel C. Miller and John W. Cooley in charge. My uncle JOSEPH THORN was one of the Captains of 50. While on the plains of Iowa my wife passed away, and I buried her while on the move to Zion. That day I shall never forget. The Company divided soon after leaving Elkhorn, and my children and I arrived in the Salt Lake Valley September 9, 1853 in the Captain Thorn Company."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1297] The Bingham Family in the United States: The Descendants of Thomas Bingham of Connecticut by Donna Bingham Munger. New York: The Bingham Association, 1996.

    2. [S189] Findagrave.com page for Asahel Thorn.

    3. [S192] Pioneer Immigrants to Utah Territory. Online database at Ancestry.com, based on migration records derived from questionnaires completed by members of the National Society of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.

    4. [S193] Long Island Surname Research Database.

    5. [S205] The Nelson Family, by Cortez Nelson. New York, 1906., says "1806, and removed to western New York.".

    6. [S13] Jerre Chumley, "Descendants of John Nelson and Hendrickje Van Der Vliet". 12 Oct 2005.

    7. [S41] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, on Ancestry.com.