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Benjamin Franklin Thorp

Male 1915 - 1940  (~ 24 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Thorp 
    Born Jul 1915  Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Frank 
    Died 27 May 1940  Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I4079  WikiKin
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2019 

    Father William Thomas Hicks,   b. 21 Mar 1894, Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1961, Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lucy Thorp,   b. May 1894, Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1925 and 1930, Granville, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Notes 
    • Someone who knew the family told me years ago that William Thomas Hicks had children by a black woman named Lucy Thorp. I was shown the family cemetery and was told that the black descendants living in the area kept it up. I have checked the census records and found that in 1900 William Thomas Hicks and Lucy Thorp lived in the same neighborhood. In 1910, they were listed three houses apart. They were teenagers and probably met about then. Lucy's first child was born about 1912. In 1920, they were listed two houses apart. Lucy had five children at that time. She was listed as "widowed" although two more children show up in the 1930 census, and there was never a father listed in her household. William was still living with his mother in 1920. In 1930, William was listed as living adjacent to Lucy's children. Lucy evidently died sometime after the last child was born (about 1925), but before the census (1930). The oldest child, Calvin M. Thorp, was 18 and head of the household which consisted of him and his four brothers and two sisters. Lucy was listed as black in the 1900 census and mulatto in 1910 and 1920. The children were listed as mulatto in 1920 and as Negro in 1930.
    Family ID F2866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy 
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 
    Family ID F11335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jul 1915 - Granville, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1940 - Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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