Amos Thorne

about 1736–
Gloucester, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Amos

When Amos Thorne was born about 1736, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, his father, Thomas Thorne (born Thorn), Sr., was 44 and his mother, Letitia Hinchman, was 45.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Thorne (born Thorn), Sr.
1692–1757
Letitia Hinchman
1691–1757
Thomas Thorne
1716–1760
Elizabeth Thorne
1725–
William Thorne
1728–
Phillip Thorne
1730–
Sarah Thorn
1731–1755
Mary Thorne
1731–1832
Susannah Thorne
1735–
Amos Thorne
1736–
Richard Thorne
1737–
Abigail Thorne
1741–1789
Catherine Thorne
1741–
Margaret Thorne
1743–
Daniel Thorne
1726–
Sarah Thorne
1729–1752
Phebe Thorne
1732–
Hannah Thorne
1734–1778
Thomas Thorne
1739–1809

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 39

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."
1776

Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 40

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern): variant spelling of Thorn 1.2 Swedish: ornamental name from thorn, an ornamental spelling of torn ‘thorn bush’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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