||My line of the Thorn/e family has been in this country since the mid 1600's. The Thorn/e family is rich with history, dating
back to the arrival of William Thorne, first in Massachusetts and later as one of the seventeen original families to settle Long Island, New York.
Click on the Thorn/e family crest to the right and view my Thorn lineage. Many links, historical
descriptions, and anecdotal information!
|My middle name is my mother's maiden name. It was given to me since there were no males in her line of the family. My line of
the Coutant family has been in this country since the late 1600's coming from La Rochelle, France as French Huguenots, escaping religious persecution,
and helping to establish, among other places, New Rochelle, New York. Click on the Coutant family crest to the right and view my
|The Thorn and Coutant families have played active roles in the Religious Society of Friends since the beginning of
that movement. My branches have contributed much to the life of the Clintondale, New York Friends Monthly Meeting (Quaker). I've included an
historical document which was a souvenir booklet compiled as part of the 50th Anniversary of the building of the meeting
house. Included in this document is a brief history of the meeting and a complete membership list (May 1939). Click on the picture of the
Meeting House to view the document.