Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.
Thomas was the son of John Silverthorn (UEL) and Esther Corwin of Toronto Twp. 
On June 4, 1812, Thomas was selected at 24 years old for service in Captain John Chisholm’s 1st Flank Company of the 2nd York Militia. He and his brother, Aaron, were 2 of 120 men who volunteered to serve in the 2 flank companies in this regiment. His brother-in-law, William Chisholm, who married Rebecca Silverthorn, served as an ensign in the 2nd Flank Company. 
During the War of 1812, Thomas served as a private in the 2nd York Militia. From October 25 to November 24, 1812, Thomas and Aaron continued serving in Captain Chisholm’s Flank Company. 
From November 25 to December 19, 1812, Thomas was sick and absent from Captain Chisholm’s Flank Company. 
Early in 1813 the flank companies were disbanded and most of the men from these companies served in regular militia units.
From September 25 to October 24, 1813, Thomas was absent from Captain Thomas Merrigold’s Company. 
From November 28 to December 4, 1813, Thomas served in Ensign Henry Beasley’s Detachment. 
From October 25 to November 1, 1814, Thomas served with his brother Aaron in Captain Thomas Merrigold’s Company. 
In 1814, Thomas Silverthorne reported war wounds. 
In 1817, Thomas purchased his father’s property on Lot 4, Con. 1 SDS, Toronto Township. 
Thomas Silverthorne, a farmer of Toronto Township and a former private in a flank company of the 2nd York, received 100 acres on the south half of Lot 4, Con. 4, Tecumseth Township on July 15, 1820. 
On March 19, 1832, Thomas Silverthorne made a land petition as a yeoman of Toronto Township. He had purchased Lots 3, 4, and 5 in the Third Range of the Credit Reserve and wished to obtain the patent. Upper Canada Land Petitions: 
Thomas was buried in Dixie Union Cemetery. 
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