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THORP family in SENECA HELP!

THORP family in SENECA HELP!

Posted: 9 Apr 2010 10:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
i got info that my Thorp ancestors....namely Isaac Thorp, was born in Seneca, NY. The problem is that the LDS church has him listed as being born in Herkimer county....and there IS no Seneca in Herkimer county. I know there's a Seneca county with a town of Seneca FALLS....and there is a Seneca, Ontario county....any one have any other options for me to try???

Re: THORP family in SENECA HELP!

Posted: 3 Jan 2012 2:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jan 2012 2:40AM GMT
Seneca was organized in 1804. If you trace back in the county history of organization, Seneca county was originally part of Albany county. There were many splits and reogranizations and Herkimer was one of them. Look at this..

Seneca organized 1804 parent county-Cayuga
Cayuga organized 1799 parent county-Onondago
Onondago organized 1794 parent county-Herkimer
Herkimer organized 1791 parent county-Ontario
Ontario organized 1789 parent county-Montegomery
Montgomery organized 1772 parent county-Albany
Albany organized 1683 orignal county (name was Tryon until 1784)

Look at the date when they were born. You may have Seneca county now, but in 1790 it was Herkimer county.

I hope this helps...

Re: THORP family in SENECA HELP!

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 4:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a relative (Collver) who married a Throp or Thorp in the finger lakes area and moved to Michigan. Would this be one of your family?

Re: THORP family in SENECA HELP!

Posted: 11 Dec 2012 5:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
try kimbloomfield83 -- she has a fantastic birth, marriage, death book & she does lookups free
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