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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! Click here to see the Thorn/e page
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 Coutant lineage. Click here to see the Coutant page
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 I've included an historical document which was a souvenir booklet compiled as part of the 50th Anniversary of the building of the meeting house.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. Click here to go to Clintondale Monthly Meeting Page

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