Thorne–King Brown connection

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

The winter 2017 issue of the New York Researcher connects a recent story of a Thorne descendant’s quest to have his ancestral family’s burying ground recognized by the New York City Parks Department to our President D. Joshua Taylor’s family story of “King” Brown’s handed-down treasure.

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William Thorne, Senior and William Thorne, Junior were also signers of the Flushing Remonstrance, signed 360 years ago on 27 December 1657 (see the cover image of the winter New York Researcher.

So how are William Thorne and King Brown connected? Here are the three lines of descent:

 

King Brown’s Lines of Descent from William Thorne

First:

William Thorne m. Susannah (sixth-great-grandparents)

son John Thorne m. Mary Pearsall (fifth-great-grandparents)

daughter Sarah Thorne m. Joshua Cornell (fourth-great-grandparents)

son Joshua Cornell m. Charity Haight (third-great-grandparents)

son William Cornell m. Mary Quimby (second-great-grandparents)

son David Cornell m. Elizabeth Birdsall (great-grandparents)

daughter Rebecca Cornell m. Nathaniel Brown (grandparents)

son Joshua Quimby Brown m. Mary K. Roach (parents)

Nathaniel King Rider Brown (second-great-grandfather of D. Joshua Taylor)

 

Second:

William Thorne m. Susannah (sixth-great-grandparents)

son John Thorne m. Mary Pearsall (fifth-great-grandparents)

daughter Hannah Thorne m. Richard Cornell (fourth-great-grandparents)

daughter Hannah Cornell m. Josiah Quimby (third-great-grandparents)

daughter Mary Quimby m. William Cornell (second-great-grandparents)

son David Cornell m. Elizabeth Birdsall (great-grandparents)

daughter Rebecca Cornell m. Nathaniel Brown (grandparents)

son Joshua Quimby Brown m. Mary K. Roach (parents)

Nathaniel King Rider Brown (second-great-grandfather of D. Joshua Taylor)

 

Third:

William Thorne m. Susannah (seventh-great-grandparents)

son John Thorne m. Mary Pearsall (sixth-great-grandparents)

son Joseph Thorne m. Martha Johanna Bowne (fifth-great-grandparents)

son Samuel Thorne m. Ann Stevensen (fourth -great-grandparents)

son Thomas Thorne m. Sarah Haight (third-second-great-grandparents)

son John Thorne m. Mary Birdsall (second-great-grandparents)

son Jonathan Thorne m. Cornelia Jones (great-grandparents)

daughter Phebe Jane Thorne m. William Penn Roach (grandparents)

son Mary K. Roach m. Joshua Quimby Brown (parents)

Nathaniel King Rider Brown (second-great-grandfather of D. Joshua Taylor)