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Does anyone know the ancestry or have info on the following Thorp line?????
(1) Ebenezer Deacon Thorp, probably born 1790-1810, one of the pioneer settlers of Root, Montgomery County. Father of:
(2) Prof. Joshua Thorp, who spent most of his life in teaching. He was for some time principal of the academy at
Onondaga Valley, N.Y. and also of the High School at Watertown. He was a very successful teacher and lecturer, and
was in the War of the Rebellion. Professor Joshua Thorp married Catharine Shull of Danube, Herkimer County, New
York. They were the parents of:
i. John Jacob Thorp, mentioned below
ii. Louisa A. Thorp
(3) John Jacob Thorp, Litchfield, proprietor of the Cedarville Hotel and long-time piano salesman, was born in Rural Grove, Montgomery County, 26 September 1848, and settled in Danube, Herkimer County, NY, in 1859, later in Little Falls, Herkimer County, NY. He was a Mason for over 50 years and died 15 August 1925. He married on 24 March 1875 in Herkimer, NY, Ellen (Ella) Aljelina Young, of Mohawk, German Flatts, Montgomery County, NY, born 19 April 1854, died Amsterdam, NY, 2 January 1931, interred in Mohawk, NY. The Rev. G.D. Consaul officiated at the wedding. Ella was the daughter of Benjamin Youngs, born 1818, died 1906, and his wife Janette (or Jenette) Wolcott., born 1824, died 1902 (dates are taken from their tombstone inscriptions in Mohwak Cemetery, Town of German Flatts, Herkimer County). In the Directory of the Town of German Flats, from the Gazetteer and Business Directory of Herkimer County, N.Y. 1869-70 published by Hamilton Child & Co., Syracuse, NY 1869, Benjamin is listed as a dairy farmer.