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Thorne, Richard Jones


3 Feb. 1800–3 Nov. 1882. Merchant, insurance broker. Born in Goshen, Orange Co., New York. Son of Daniel Thorne and Mary Jones. Moved to New York City, by 1815. Married first Catherine Raymond, 30 Dec. 1831. Presbyterian. Joined dry goods firm of Halsted, Haines & Co., 1835. Plaintiff in case of Halsted, Haines & Co. v. O. Granger et al. Cofounded dry goods firm of Thorne, Haff & Thomas, by 1841. Moved to Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York, by 1841. Appointed as president of New York Equitable Insurance Company, 1847. Married second Elizabeth Ainsley, ca. 1850–1860. Moved back to New York City, by 1860. Died at New York City.