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Marcine E. Lohman
Researching the family of Thomas THORNTON, Sr.  born Bet. 1719 - 1721, and died 1777 in Duplin County, North Carolina. He married possibly a Martha (last name unknown) Before 1742.   Their Children:  (1)  Nathaniel Thornton, (2) Herod Thornton, (3) Thomas Thornton, Jr., (4) John Thornton, Sr., md. Agnes HILL (our line).  I know that everyone has Thomas Sr. attached as a son of Mark THORNTON and Mary BRUCE but I'm just not convinced that they are related. I want to see the proof. Has anyone compared the Thornton DNA for the two lines?

Dana Leeds
Researching Miss. Frances THORNTON born about 1772 in Princess Anne, Virginia and died September 24, 1848 in Lee County, Virginia.  She was married to Willoughby James RANDOLPH.  Her parents were William THORNTON and Priscilla FENTRESS.

Gail Hopkins
Researching Nathanal THORNTON, born 1746, father:  Thomas THORNTON.   Nathanal had a son, Benjamin Sims Thornton who lived in Sampson County.

Diana Thornton
Researching my husband's family.  All I know is that they came from Ireland, lived in Indiana for a time. His gr-gr grandfather's name was John and his gr-grandfather was Eugene.  They lived in western Iowa. Eugene supposedly had a brother who was a piano player in a saloon in western Nebraska and was shot while playing the piano. The first Thorntons arrived in Ireland in 1562 after receiving a land grant from Queen Elizabeth I.   Before that were in Yorkshire area of England after arriving from Normandy.

Ardis McLeod
My g-grandfather was Francis Marion THORNTON who was the son of Felix, and g-son of John THORNTON and Agnes HILL of Sampson Co., NC.

June Smith Elkins
My gggg-grandfather was Thomas THORNTON b c1750? d 1798 Spartanburg Co., SC as documented by Estate Administration File #1963. Legatees are named in this document as follows:   First - MORDICA FOWLER (for unknown THORNTON daughter), THOMAS THORNTON, AND WILLIAM HOUSE (on behalf of THORNTON daughter OLIVE) all received their share of personal estate of THOMAS THORNTON on 23 Jan 1808. 2nd, on 25 Aug 1811 legatee MARK THORNTON receives his share. 3rd, 21 Sept 1812 MARTHA THORNTON receives her share and 4th, 1 Nov, 1813 WILLIAM THORNTON receives his share.

David William Thornton
Its my own family name as you can see and I just keep trying to add to the tree !  We are from Kent in England but prior to that the THORNTON side were in the East End of London at Canning Town.

Jenny Rainwater
I am searching for info on parents of Robt. Glover THORNTON.  Robert was born on St. Croix, West Indies 1761.  He later helped to found Fayette County, Tennessee.  His parents were John THORNTON & Mary HAMBLETON (HAMILTON).  I do not know if they also came to the states or what they did.  Robert Glover is supposedly a double first cousin to Alexander HAMILTON and they were said to have come to America together to study.

Pat Wilson
"Capt" John THORNTON b. ca 1790's (don't know where), 1st confirmed marriage 1811 to Rebecah CARTER in Wilkes County, Georgia. Died in Stewart County Georgia 1846. 2nd marriage in 1830 to Levisa WEST (in Wilkes County) Moved 1839 to Stewart County, Georgia.   10 children: Robert C., Amanda, John H., Marcia C., DeWitt C., George W., Joseph B., Mary L., Edward Q. and Charles.   Do you have any further info on your John THORNTON, Jr. (b 1770 - descendant of Mark ??)

Pete Thornton
I am researching the ancestory of John Layfayette THORNTON of Laurens county, SC.   Born 22 July 1874 in Laurens  county.  Married to Cora June BRANDON, born 20 June 1878 in Rising Fawn, Ga.  His parents were James Wiley THORNTON and Susan Nancy or Nacy Martin.  John Layfayette THORNTON is my Great Grandfather.  I would like to find out any and all information possible on these people and their ancestors.
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Thomas R. Thornton
Claudius Herschell THORNTON  b. c1880 Simpson County, Kentucky d. unknown.   Married Jeanette JONES b. c1880 Simpson County, Kentucky, d. c1960 New Mexico.   Children:  Fred Alton THORNTON b. c1913 Warren County, Kentucky, d. c1988.

David Anthony Thornton
Seeking information on THORNTON's from Yorkshire, in particular, William THORNTON from (Kingston-upon-) Hull, my great great grandfather, and (his father?) John THORNTON, a merchant in Hull, probably a descendant of the ‘Birkin’ branch of the family. My family Coat of Arms is almost identical to that shown on your site, but we have a completely different Crest!
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Angela Rogers
I am researching the THORNTON line also.

Cathea Curry
Daniel THORNTON and Martha MYERS, their child:
SAMUEL M. THORNTON,(my great grandfather), B:  9 March 1868 in Edgar County, Illinois married - Theodosia (Theodoshia) HARRIS on 31 Dec 1889 in Edgar Co. Illinois,  d:  11 Jan 1953 in Danville, Illinois.
their children:
         Emma Thornton
         Virgil - born 1890
         Lacy Mae - b: 26 Aug 1893, married: 22 Aug 1911 to Earnest Edward MINGEE, d: 24 Oct 1973. (my grandmother)
         Jewel - b: 15 May 1907
          James Irvin - b: 26 Aug 1911

Jim Thornton
David William THORNTON Jr., and Mary E. EDWARDS were married on the 18th of September 1836 in Troup County, Georgia.  Please view the web site for a complete history.
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Rob Thornton
I'm looking for information on John Patrick THORNTON born in Ireland about 1817 or 1819 died in 1899 lived in Plattsburgh, NY. He married Bridgett MAHONEY (?). He came over to the US in about 1840. I believe he had 9 kids.

Betty Thornton Jones
Researching the THORNTON family living in Giles County, Tennessee.  Alex THORNTON (name may have been William Alexander THORNTON) b. 1833 TN, married Spicey CARTER b. 1831 TN, married Lawrence County, TN, in 1855.  Children were Berry, Eli J., Jim Sam, Sally (my line) and Will Alexander.  Any info appreciated.
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Doris Joan Jones Humphrey  (Dot)
Looking for information for my husbands mother, Betty Rachel THORNTON.  So far I have Herod (1), Herod, Jr. (2), Harrison Lindsey, Sr. (3), Harrison Lindsey, Jr. (4), James Joshua Ira Reuben (5).  Looking for links with Herod THORNTON b.1740 d.1821 abt.  
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Pandora April Payne Padgett
I am researching the family of Martin Luther HEATH and Eveline THORNTON. I have their decendents, and some of their ancestors.  I want to document and verify what information I have.

(The Rev'd) Fr. Francis Edwin Thornton
Gfather-Francis Aberdeen THORNTON b. LaGrange, GA 1846, d. Hot Springs, AR 1901, m. Virginia Louise MAYERS b. Ripley, VA 1860, d. Hot Springs, AR 1949.  GGfather-Robert William THORNTON b.1819 ? GA d.1876 Hot Springs, AR m. Sarah FIELDER b.1828 ? GA d.1883 Hot Springs, AR.  GGGfather- William Harrison THORNTON b.1753 ? VA d. 1820 Hancock, GA m.Dianna GRIGGS b.1787 ? NC d. 1878 Meriwether County, GA buried Raleigh, GA.  Looking for more on GGGfather William. He was awarded Bounty Land in Georgia for "Helping to drive the British from the Colonies" DAR records show that he was born in VA. Anybody have more on him?

Calista Parker Cox
Searching for THORNTONS - COCHRANS - HARTLEYS In Fayette County, Georgia
Generations 12:  William "The Immigrant" Thornton - 1620 and Elizabeth Rowland
Generation 11:  Luke THORNTON - abt 1650 and Ann _________.
Generation 10:  Mark THORNTON - 23 Sep 1868 and Mary BRUCE
Generation 9:  Thomas THORNTON - 1721 and Elizabeth KENNING
Generation 8:  John THORNTON - 31 Aug 1749  and Agnes HILL
Generation 7:  Herod THORNTON - 13 Feb 1778 and Zylpha BLACKMAN
Generation 6:  Blackman THORNTON - 1816 and Jenefer Lee "Jincy" McCLENEY
Generation 5:  Rebecca THORNTON - 07 Feb 1834 and James Jackson HARTLEY
Generation 4:  Joseph Hardy HARTLEY - 25 Jun 1858 and Susan Alpha COCHRAN
Generation 3:  Rebecca May HARTLEY - 03 May 1891 and Charles Henry JONES
Generation 2:  Ethel Allean JONES - 24 Nov 1916 and Albert Green PARKER
Generation 1:  Marilyn Calista PARKER  (ME)

Pete Thornton
I am looking for information on John Lafayette THORNTON b. 22 Jul 1874 in Laurens Co. S.C. he was married to Cora June BRANDON b. 20 Jun 1878 in Raising Fawn, GA. These are my great grandparents and I am hitting a wall trying to trace the family back.  I did uncover that my ggrand parents were James Wiley THORNTON and Susan Nancy or Nacy Martin but I have no other information.  The a family comes from the TN, GA, SC, NC, VA area.  Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Courtney Breland
I am researching the THORNTONs in MS. I have Jefferson Dean Thornton b Nov.14, 1873. His father was Jacob M. THORNTON and mother was Isabella McMASTER. His wife was Tempie BOUNDS b March 14, 1872 d Oct. 22, 1958. If you have any info. on these or other Thorntons in MS please email me.

William Fletcher (Bill) Thornton
I think I have found one link back to SC.
J.P? THORNTON, b.abt 1832, SC Married M.J.?, b.abt 1832, GA
  July or Judy, b.abt 1850, AL
  James L., b.9-14-1853, MS (my line)
  E? b.abt 1854, MS
  J.R., b.abt. 1858, MS
  J.A., b.abt. 1860, MS

James Lindsey,  sometime before 1881 moved to the Shreveport, LA area.
Married Mary G. MARTIN, abt.1878.  she was born 1855, LA
  Emma, ?
  Martha, b.May, 1881, LA
  Neely, ?
  James William, b.2-12-1882; LA  (my grandfather)

James and ?? moved to Texas sometimes before 1904; first child born, 1904.
Thank you!!

Don Sudekum
Researching the SUEDEKUM family of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and the THORNTON family of Xenia, Ohio (late 1800's). 

Alisa Hardman
I am looking for information on John Levi THORNTON, b. 1780 in NC, d. 1840's in Chickasaw Co., Mississippi.  He moved from NC to TN, as he married Catherine KIRK (d. of John KIRK, b. 1790 in GA) in Williamson Co., TN 6 Oct 1808.  There are three known sons:   James David (b. 1807), George W. (b. 1812), and S.J. (b. 1832).  There were four other children, but their names are not yet known.  James David THORNTON was born about 1807 in possibly South Carolina.  (His place and year of birth are from the census, and something must be in error.)  His family moved to Mississippi, where about 1830 he married Clarkie TULLOS, daughter of Willoughby TULLOS and Anna MILLS (of Duplin Co., NC).  The family lived in Smith County, MS, where thirteen children were born to them.  About 1858 the family moved to Trinity County, Texas.  The oldest son Ransom was a Methodist preacher and my fourth great grandfather.  Would love to hear from any cousins!

Mary Margaret McDonough
I am researching the THORNTONs of Union Point, Georgia. I am a direct descendent of Vincent Redman THORNTON who was a Baptist Minister. My Great-Grandfather was Charles Jenkins THORNTON who was one of the last Thorntons to own the Thornton House that now resides in the Plantation Village at Stone Mountain Park. He was the last male Thornton on that side of the family. He had 8 children that lived, but none of the boys had children to carry the Thornton name. In the book "A History of Greene County, Georgia" and a paper written by "Papa", it states that this line of Thorntons are related to Matthew Redman THORNTON who signed the Declaration of Independence. I cannot find proof of this. If you have or need any information on this side of the family, please feel free to contact me.

Joshua Alan Coppen
My mothers side of the family bare the last name THORNTON.  I know that my grandfather and grandmother immigrated from Ireland having their first child soon after moving here.  Both my grandfather and my grandfather died at a young age.  Their oldest (my uncle) adopted all of his brothers and sisters who were much younger than himself.  Sadly he died a few years ago and I never knew where the family originated.   My uncle/adopted grandfathers name was Chester THORNTON.  His wife is Savilla THORNTON (a CROSBY) My mothers maiden name is Priscilla Jane THORNTON.  She gave birth to me on March 5 1981 in Jacksonville FL.  She gave birth to my younger sister Laura Lynn COPPEN on December 25 1982.  Our fathers name is Bruce Alan COPPEN, third and youngest child of Walter Davis COPPEN and Greta COPPEN.

Tammy (Thornton) Stevens
The line that I descend from is as follows:
Ronald L. Thornton (1942-1988) and Sandra Wickline.
William L. Thornton (1920-1969) and Vedna Yates.
Martin T. Thornton (1893-1962) and Mary Dilley.
Benjamin F. Thornton (1856-1929) and Sarah E. Jasper.
William J. Thornton (1817-1857) and Mary DeVaul.
William H. Thornton (1793-1849) and Elizabeth Bridwell.
Reuben Thornton (c.1760-aft.1840) and Lydia Holmes.
John Thornton (1738/40-1781) and ? Davis.
Luke Thornton, III (1706-c.1772) and Millicent (Ransdell) Longsworth.
Luke Thornton, Jr. (1676-1718) and Margaret James.
Luke Thornton, Sr. (1642-1725) and Anne ?.
William "the immigrant" Thornton (1620-1708) and Elisia Belling.

If anyone ever finds any actual proof of the first Luke actually being an official son of William Thornton, please email me.  I am interested in William "the immigrant" Thornton's adventures at sea.  I understand that he had to pay for his passage by serving on the ship "Honour" about 1641/2 and that he did future trading as well, from other ships (such as the "Mary Jane").  Would love to see where these records might be found?  Also looking for records of this William from the years 1677 until 1708 when he dies in Stafford Co. Would also like to have a picture of William's tombstone with his coat of arms on it.

Kandi Anderson McLaney
Direct Descendants of Mark THORNTON
1  3040 Mark Thornton b: September 23, 1686 North Farnham, Old Rappahannannock (Richmond) Co., VA d: Bet. January 3, 1717/18 - 1721 in North Farnham Parish or may have died in1721 in Richmond Co., VA
..... +3041 Mary Bruce b: April 13, 1692 possibly Richmond Co., VA m: Abt. 1713 d: in possibly Richmond Co., VA Father: Henry Bruce, Mother: Mary Morton
.. 2  3025 Mark Thornton II b: 1718 North Farnham Parish, Richmond, VA d: 1780 in VA or Warren Co., NC
.. *2nd Wife of 3025 Mark Thornton II:
.......... +3026 Susanna B. Dozier b: November 16, 1739 Lunnenberg Cty, VA m: 1754 in Lunnenberg Cty, VA d: 1809 in Elbert Co., GA Father: Leonard Dozier III Mother: Anne Gayle or Gaute
....... 3  3015 Reuben Thornton b: February 6, 1768 VA d: September 15, 1810 in Ruckersville, GA
.............. +3016 Elizabeth Allen b: April 5, 1780 m: 1795 d: April 5, 1845 in Elbert Co., GA Father: William Allen Mother: Sarah (Allen)
........... 4  3000 Reuben C. Thornton b: November 18, 1807 Ruckersville, Elbert Co., GA d: July 18, 1857 in 3 Notch AL
................... +3001 Emillia Cleveland b: October 13, 1812 Elberton, Elbert Co., GA m: July 28, 1831 in Elbert Co, Ga d: October 1, 1898 in 3 Notch AL Father: Reuben Cleveland Mother: Mary Alexander
................ 5  751 Frances Ann Thornton b: May 1, 1838 Centerville, Talbot Co.,GA d: December 30, 1917 in Midway, AL
........................ +750 William Christopher Jordan b: July 10, 1834 Talbottom, GA m: February 14, 1856 in Bullock Co., AL d: 1923 in Midway AL interned with his parents Father: Thomas George Jordan Mother: Mary Lovicy Chambliss
..................... 6  726 Mildred Melissa Jordan b: Abt. 1860 d: March 1902 in possibly Geneva, AL.
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Minnie (Thornton) Tucker
I believe that I descend from the following line:
Luke, Mark, Herod, Eldread, Wyatt, Kinchley, Claude, and Bill THORNTON, although I have cousins who disagree with the lineage prior to WYATT.  Would like to confirm that this is correct.  Please e-mail me if you see a connection!

Debra Lynn Johnson
I am inquiring about a FITZHUGH/THORNTON line I can't find. I have most of my direct Thorntons. There are at least 2 cousin marriages. I want to find both the "Fitzhugh" and "Thornton" Lineage of my GGGrandmother Sarah Fitzhugh Thornton-married May 4, 1866 Fayette Co. Tenn.--TO--Alfred Horner Thornton Born 1832 of "Mt. Zephyr" Caroline Co. VA. Sarah was called Sallie & possibly born nearby in VA also, but not sure. She is the daughter of a William H. Thornton OR Charles  H, Thornton???and (Mother Fitzhugh)?. My grandfathers notes suggest that Sarah Fitzhugh Thornton had a sister Susan Thornton (probably Susan Fitzhugh Thornton) & they may have been twins.  Another note states that Susan married a Mr. Allen & moved to TX.

Alfred Thornton descends from:
     Anthony Thornton-Winifred Presley--- parents of:
     Peter Thornton-Ellen Bankhead---parents of:
     James Bankhead Thornton-Mildred Rootes Thornton (COUSINS)-----parents of:(NOW HAVE BOTH COUSIN LINES above)
     James Bankhead Thornton II-Marianna Tabb Horner---parents of:
     Alfred Horner Thornton-****Sarah Fitzhugh Thornton*****(Mystery Lineage!)********
     My GG.grandparents.

Debora Bell McFearin
William BELL and Elizabeth THORNTON are my GGGGrandparents
  Her father is Benjamin THORNTON b-1781 Elbert Co. Ga
  His father is Dozier THORNTON and Lucy Elizabeth HILL

Grant Armann Simpson, AIA
Researching Charles Taliafero THORNTON, son of Reuben THORNTON and Mildred GRYMES.   My wife is a Thornton and he was her Great Great Grandfather.  He is clearly documented by many researchers as a descendent of William Thornton of Yorkshire and I am trying to add to the story.

Linda Osteen
I am a descendent of Lee THORNTON & Dora unknown Thornton they are my greatgrand parents,from Va. Their children are Byrd Lee, Tom, William, Frank, Preston, Lucy, Annie and Alvin Perry Thornton. Alvin is my grand-father. I can't find out anything about my family in Va. I know my mother, aunts and uncles were born in Chrisitianburg,Va. Montgomery Co. Alvin and Myrtle WHITAKER, took their family and moved to Jacksonville,Fl. Myrtle died in Jacksonville,Fl. in 1939,she was hit by a truck. My grand-father died in 1960. My mother, uncles, aunts are all dead here, but one aunt.  I have other names but, I can't find anyone so far.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.    Thank You,  Linda
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Linda Osteen
I'm searching for anything on the THORNTON / WHITAKER marriage, they started in Va. not sure what city or county. Alvin Perry Thornton and Myrtle Josephine Whitaker, Their children were born in Christianburg, Va. and then they came to Jax. Fl. Myrtle was killed here in 1939, All I know about her family is her fathers name was Charles H WHITAKER, mothers name was Emma F.  ?  Whitaker. Sisters name Josephine, brother Arnold Whitaker. Myrtle was my grandmother.

Thomas L. Durst
Searching for my gg-grandmother Martha THORNTON. She married George WRIGHT (b.1821 in Yorkshire, Engl.) in 1842 in England.  They came to America in 1851 and settled in Clayton Co., Iowa.  They had three daughters: Sarah Anna b. 1852, Etta, b. 1856, and Martha, b.1866 (my g-grandmother).

Michelle Moreland Orlando
Searching for William THORNTON born Westmoreland Co., VA and then  settled in Lunenburg Co., VA dates unknown when he was born, lived there in 1700's. Parents unknown names.  He meets and marries Sarah ARVINE of Lunenburg Co.,VA in 1772.  Settle in Surry Co., NC where they have 10 children. Families marrying into their Surry Co., NC line:  ARVINE, COLVARD, ATHAN, MORELAND, SHELLEY, SEAT, CHILDRESS.  Their daughter Nancy THORNTON married Jamison ARVINE and settled in Estill Co., KY.
Would like to find relationship to the Lunenburg Co., VA THORNTON's.

Elsie Pitts Thornton
Hosea THORNTON (b. abt. 1675) came from England.  Sons:  Josiah and Thomas.  Our line is Josiah THORNTON through his son Thomas THORNTON.  This family migrated down from Virginia to North Carolina and Spartanburg District, South Carolina.

Stella Cotrill
My THORNTON line is Elizabeth THORNTON daughter of Luther "Luke" T. THORNTON, Sr. & Anne ? Thornton.  Their daughter married Thomas BROWN and they were the parents of Frances BROWN who married Benjamin ASBURY/ASBERRY.

Trina Poe
I am searching for information on my Great Grandfather George THORNTON, I beleive that he was born in Virginia, county unknown.  But he died in Logan County, West Virginia. He married Eunice (last name unknown) they had the following children.
#1.(my grandfather) Walker Stephen Thornton, b. 1905 d. 1969; m. (1st) Lealure WILIAMS (2nd) Goldie MARCUM
#2.Freeman Thornton b. June 7,1912  d. October 1984 m. Ore (last name unknown)
#3. Sadie Thornton b.Unknown d. Unknown m. Garland ROBINSON
#4. Clara Thornton b. Unknown d. Unknown m. Woodrow BLANKENSHIP.
#5. Ted Thornton (was told that he was by another woman. have no other information on him)
#6. Edward Thornton (was told that he was by another woman. Have no other informaion on him)


Donna Jo (Penny) Richardson
My mother was Bettie Jean THORNTON dau of Anna Isadora PEEK and Stephen Henry THORNTON.   Stephen b 26 Feb 1881 Boone Co. Arkansas son of Sarah E. LANE and William Gravit(t) THORNTON b 19 Mar 1835 Perry Co. Tenn. William son of John Silas THORNTON and Louisa Marqueu? John born 1811 in Kentucky.This info I on William and John I only have from a ggrandson of William from another Marriage. I need all the help I can get on an Lane or Thornton and the unknown Louisa.  Thank you

Pat Thornton Spillman
I am a descendent of John THORNTON (b.1718 VA) and Elizabeth (possibly "Perry") through their son, Wiley THORNTON (GA, b. 1785), and his wife, Elizabeth JOHNSTON. Their son, James Monroe THORNTON, b. 1812, and  his second wife, Sarah Deloach KILLEBREW, moved to LA, where my line continued from their son, Edwin Deloach THORNTON (b.1851), then his son, James Reuben THORNTON.

John THORNTON, above, was the son of Roger THORNTON, b. 1686, Rappahannock, VA, and Roger was possibly the son of Henry THORNTON, b. around 1666.

Would like to hear from any connecting cousins!

Barry Ronald Thornton
Researching John "The Immigrant" of the New England line who resided in 1634 Newport, Rhode Island and married Sarah THURSTON.

Laurie A. Thornton
Have back to William THORNTON born:11-26-1808, died:10-31-1882. Married to Miranda ROBINSON circa 1840. They lived in Rensselaer County, Grafton, New York and had two of their ten children there. The next, at least six, were born in Ionia county, Otisco, Michigan and the last were born in Fon du Lac County, Town of Auburn, Wisconsin. They are as follows:
    1.William Clark THORNTON born 07-02-1844 had three wives, namely 1. Polly SAVERCOOL 2.Mary Jane SPENCER 3.Ann KEITH
    2.Andrew Almiriam THORNTON born: 05-25-1846 wife: Susana M. RAND
    3.Mary E. THORNTON born: 1849 married: Edward W. FLYNN
    4.Sarah J. THORNTON born: 06-17-1851 married: William KUTER
    5.Harvey J. THORNTON born: 1854 wife: Clara SCOTT
    6.Charles M. THORNTON born: Jan. 1856 wife: Agnes Ann TERRY
    7.Harriet E. THORNTON born: 1858 married: John THOMPSON
    8.George THORNTON born: 1860 wife: Alice Aurilla GARFIELD
   *9.Samuel THORNTON born: 1864 wife: Lydia BORCHERT (ran off with a 'squaw' and was thereafter referred to as the squawman) {This is my husband's line}
   10.John B THORNTON born: 09-04-1867 wives: 1. Elizabeth HEBERT 2. Amy G BRAFORD
William stated in a census that his father (no name given) was born in Rhode Island, however no birth or death records have been found to verify this information as of yet. Any other Northern Thorntons out there???

Denna Fo Fyffe
Catherine THORNTON who married Jonathan FYFFE in KY, I think the county was Fleming. Marriage date Jan. 29, 1812.  A James THORNTON signed the marriage bond.  Was this her Father, Brother, Uncle or who? Need to know who Catherine's Parents were.

Martha Thornton Nolley
Thomas THORNTON, a widower came to our country from England before the revolution.   He brought with him, brothers William and Anthony, and young son Thomas. Young Thomas married Lucinda WATERS.  To this marriage was born a son Thomas. So we have Thomas I, Thomas II, and Thomas III.  Thomas II and Thomas III were in the central part of Ky. (Washington County) by 1806.  Thomas II had married (2nd marriage) Elizabeth KITCHEN and had 2 children born in Va., Harrison Payton and Maria.  Thomas III had married Nancy KITCHEN (Elizabeth's sister) and had 2 children born in Va., Margaret and Mary.  The Kitchen girls mother was Nancy HARRISON. The family from 1806 down I have.  What I need is the family in the time period 1750-1806 in Va. to be proven,

Correll Trosper Hartman
Descendants of Thomas A. THORNTON, Sr.
    1  Thomas A, THORNTON, Sr. b: 1709 u/k
      +Martha m: 1734
      2  David THORNTON b: 1737 u/k
      2  Thomas A. THORNTON, Jr.b: Abt. 1739 d: Aft. 1784 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
          +Elizabeth WILLIAMS
           3  Eli THORNTON  b: 1778 d: Oct 04, 1852, Vermilion Co., IL
                   4   Mary "Polly" THORNTON b: Abt. 1809 in IN d: Aft. 1860 in KS
                       +George HAWORTH b: September 14, 1801 in  Green Co., NC (now TN)


Steve W. Jackson
My GG Grandmother was Eugenia Octave THORNTON, 1852-1932, who married Isaac Archie JACKSON.  Her death certificate says her father was "G. Thornton" -- no proof, but I know she had a younger brother Alonzo (or Alonza) and sister Malissa with whom she resided in the 1880 census in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, before she married in December of that year.  I'm seeking to learn my Thornton roots and would appreciate hearing from anyone with insights -- and I'm happy to share what I have or what I may discover.

Virginia Gandrup
Great great grand daughter of Louisa/Louvica (aka Lavissa, Lavina, Lavinia, Livica Pea) Payne THORNTON and 3rd great granddaughter of her father Phineas or Matthew THORNTON.   I have very little to go on regarding Louise or her father, except that she was born April 6, 1825, place unknown, died March 1, 1900, Jasper County, Indiana, and is buried at Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana.  Her father was either Matthew or Phineas Thornton, but most likely Phineas.  There is a Phineas THORNTON buried at Weston Cemetery...... Louisa married DeWitt Clinton HOPKINS on August 4, 1842, Champaign County, Ohio.  To date, I haven't found anyone researching this particular Thornton line.

Bill Thornton
Researching James M. S. Thornton,  AL, TN, MS,  TX

Barbara Johannes
My GGrandmother ANN THORNTON b. 8 Sept 1851 (married Henry WOOD) Her father - My G.G.Grandfather MICHAEL THORNTON b. 1824 Mirfield, Birstall, Yorkshire, married Sophia FISHER.  His father - My G.G.G.Grandfather JAMES THORNTON b. 1803 in Keighly, Yorkshire, England.  His parents may have been WILLIAM THORNTON and ISABELLA SPINK, this I need proof of.
Would love to hear from anyone with any connection to this THORNTON line.

Jacquelyn Thornton
Isaac Thornton - b. 1800 New York
George Thornton - b. 1838 Michigan d. 1914 California
Walter Thornton - b. 1876 Indiana d. 1897 Kansas
Frank Thornton - b. 1899 Kansas d. 1950 Kansas
Jack Thornton - b. 1929 Kansas d. 1975 Kansas
This is my direct line.  I have quite a bit of info through George, but nothing else on Isaac. I am willing to share info and anxious to hear from someone researching this line.

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Melissa Lawrence
Searching for history and information about John Reaveley THORNTON, born, 5th June 1914, at Bolden, Durham, England. His parents were John Thomas THORNTON and Mary Thornton [maiden name HUTCHINSON]. Ialso have the names John THORNTON and Margret REAVELEY, married 1840s, who lived at Chester Le Street. John REAVELEY came to New-Zealand in 1925. Any help out there? Cheers Melissa.

Joan Hatch
My gggg-grandfather's name was Caleb THORNTON b. abt. 1760.  He married Martha "Patsy" FORD in Orange, Va. 22 Dec. 1791.  They both died in Garrard Co. Ky.  I do not know Caleb's ancestors. I have some information on some of his children. Someone told me they thought Daniel was the father of my Caleb.  Does anyone know?  Thanks, Joan Hatch

Sandie Yuen
I am looking for Jesse THORNTON b 1805, in SC (possibly Edgefield), married Margaret or Martha RUSH of Edgefield, SC, migrated to Gwinnett, GA around 1837. Children are Sampson, Robert, Mary, Caroline, Charity, Frances, Joseph, Edmond.  Second wife is Anne PHILLIPS of Gwinnett, 2 sons Wesley and James.  I am looking for his SC roots and place of birth.

Margaret Woodlief
Just beginning to research Marshall Everette THORNTON family from Johnston Co and Sampson Co area of NC.

Laurence (Larry) Thornton
I am looking for records of Thomas THORNTON. married to Laura, He died around 1883, his siblings were Russel, Hazel, Richard and Victor.
    Victor married Bertha FRIESEN in Cleveland, Ohio
    Hazel married Carl LITTLE of Nitro, WV
    Richard married Marian and died in Escondido, Calif.
    Russel died probably at the age of 10, I have no record
(Thomas Thornton was reportedly from Doncaster, England and had a knight in the family.)

Cathy Myers
I am looking for information on all THORNTON families in the West Lothian area of Scotland in 1700's & 1800's.

My direct line is Peter THORNTON (b: abt 1793) m: Hellen BLACK in Whitburn  6-4-1815.
    Margaret   m: Robert THOMSON
    John  b: 8-31-1823  m: Annie McDONALD
    Thomas   b: 1826   m: Mary THOMPSON
    Peter N.  b: 9-5-1828
    William Miller  b: 10-29-1831  m: Elizabeth JOHNSTON
    Anne A.(Agnes?)  b: 8-31-1833
    Helen S.  b: abt 1835
If anyone has information on this line or any others in that area of Scotland I would be interested in comparing notes.
Thanks, Cathy

Dave Gilliard
Researching George THORNTON, married Frances CLIFT in Mason Co., Kentucky in 1815. Daughter Amanda born 1827 in Kentucky. I think George was born in VA. abt. 1791 and I know he lived in Henry Co., Indiana later in life.

Alan Nason
MY great grandfather George Henry DENNISON was Married to Elizabeth Rachel THORNTON in Dublin on 24th June 1877. George was in the army in the 7th Regiment of Fusiliers and may have been garrisoned in Dublin and married a Dublin girl. I do not know anything about Elizabeth THORNTON or her family or if indeed they were from Ireland. Alan Nason

Barb Bluestein
I am looking for the parents/grandparents of Eliza THORNTON of Baltimore, MD.  Eliza THORNTON married James DEVINNEY of Delaware in 1834.  They continued to live in Baltimore. They had a daughter named Ann(a) Eliza Devinney in 1835; she married James LEAGUE in 1855. Family story says Ann(a) said her uncle was Matthew THORNTON, signer of the Declaration.  Trying to prove/disprove story.  Thanks!

Jane Kay
Has anyone seen in their THORNTON research, Coffee Co. (/related areas) any documentation for Patsy Jane THORNTON, b. 1833. Have hit a brick wall, and greatly appreciate any information in locating names of her parents.

Looking for a Edith THORNTON of London, England a.1920.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

George McIntosh
Henry THORNTON, my GG grandfather, born about 1800, died about 1851 in Dundas Co, Ontario. Married Ann WYLIE about 1829. Children were Eliza, Margaret, Ellen, William, Hannah, Lucinda and Sarah.

Looking for information about PATRICK F. (?) THORNTON. Son of Michael THORNTON and Mary KELLY, perhaps of Spiddel/Spiddal. Patrick was baptized at St. Mary's Church in Oughterard, parish Kilcummin in Co. Galway on 1 Sept. 1881. It is known that he had twin brothers; Edward (Ned) and John (Jack) and there was talk that there might be a fourth brother. Patrick and his brothers came to Boston, MA (dates unknown) where he met and married Barbara Clare MONAGHAN and settled in the West Roxbury section of Boston, also from Ireland. His brothers settled in the Forest Hills section of Jamaica Plain, also in Boston. Patrick was a gardener at the Boston Public Gardens and died in 1942. I have hit one brick wall after another trying to find information about this man. He was my husband's grandfather and that is the extent of our knowledge about him. As someone once said to me about his missing relative, "He must have entered the Witness Protection Program!"

Michael Thornton
I am researching the THORNTON/BROAD Family. I have a bible with entries of the Broad family in particular Lillie Broad b.1860. Her father was John Broad. She married John G. Thornton in 5-1-1887 at  the church of All Saints parish of Kensington county of middlesex. She also had at least one sister named Annie. Johns Fathers name was Patrick Thornton. I believe my line goes back to Mathew Thornton he was probably a ggg uncle.

Wanda Garrett Fuxan
My Great great grandfather was Benjamine GRESHMAN. I believe his mother was Mary THORNTON. I have no documentation to prove this. That is what I'm searching for. He was born in Georgia around 1800. He died in Copiah Co. MS about 1862-3.

Susie (Stephens) Sapp
I am trying to find information on ancestors and dates before my GGG Grandfather Andrew J. THORNTON.  He was born abt. 1830, in South Carolina.  He married Sarah "Sallie" Ann SHAW from Fayette County, TN.  She was born February 20, 1830, in Fayette Co., TN.  They married in Yalabusha County, Mississippi, January 14, 1951.   I would also love information on my GGG Grandma Sarah "Sallie" Ann SHAW, if anyone has that.  They had a son, Joseph Sidney THORNTON, Born December 11, 1870, which is my GG Grandpa.  Nettie Irene Thornton COSSEY is my Grandmother and Bonnie Mae COSSEY is my mother.  If anyone has information on the above, I would love to hear from you.  I am mainly wanting the information on Andrew or Sarah though. or

Nancy Thornton Scholl
George THORNTON born about 1815 son of Charles THORNTON and Elizabeth SULLIVAN. George married Julia YOUNG about 1837 and had Charles (1837) James (1839) John (1842) Martha (1844) William (1849) Sarah (1850) Wyatt (1851) Presley (Preston) (1856). He then married Sallie TOWNSLEY on July 20,1863 in Bracken County, Kentucky. They had Mary (1864) Josephine (1870) and Myrtle (1872). Presley went by the name of Preston, his marriage license and death cert. are in the name Preston, he was my great-great grandfather. We don't know what happened to Charles or Wyatt. Or where George died. If any one can help, it would be very welcomed.

Sara Huggins Preston
John & Nannie THORNTON family, from Georgia/Tennessee.  Nannie was Cherokee Indian.  Their children moved from Tennessee to Indian Territory during the Cherokee removal from Cherokee East in 1820s-1830s.

Stephanie Myers
I am researching the family of my GGG Grandmother Martha Effie THORNTON b. 8-7-1823, Died Tillamook Oregon 7-15-1906, married Thomas COOK. Her father was Eli THORNTON, b. 8-3-1769, married Sarah RAMSEY. His father Thomas THORNTON Died in Nova Scotia married Elizabeth ?. His father Thomas Thornton Sr died in NC married to Martha. Looking for any earlier info or Martha's name or Elizabeth's name. I am also looking for Thomas Cook's parents as he died early in his 50's have pictures of Martha and Thomas and descendants.

Grandparents: Starting with great-grandson of William THORNTON (1620) + Elisha BILLINGTON: William THORNTON (1702) + Elizabeth RANSDELL; son, Jesse THORNTON + Hannah REDMAN; their daughter Elizabeth THORNTON + Richard ASBURY; and their daughter Hannah ASBURY + Henning DANIEL, a son of Edmund "Uster" DANIEL and Elizabeth TEMBTE.
Am trying to determine where (Georgia) Baptist Reverend Billington McCarty SA(U)NDERS (late 1700s ~ early 1800s) fits into my THORNTONs; also Elizabeth Anne THORNTON (bc 1748 Virginia) + Col. James YANCEY whose daughter Annis "Jenny" YANCEY + Capt. Jesse SA(U)NDERS in Granville County, North Carolina... they were all related somehow.

Sandy Bohn-Johnson
Abraham THORNTON mar. Grace BROOKS, my h. gggrandparents, we know that Abraham d. in Urbana ILL. in 1909. His father was James THORNTON & Sarah JOHNSON his mother. In 1870 he is in the ILL. census with wife Grace BROOKS. Their dau. Elizabeth mar. James KIRBY. Their dau. Ida May mar. Warren TREES. Their dau. Opal May mar. Ora JOHNSON who is my h. Arlan JOHNSON's parents.

I am searching for my great-grandfather, Josiah Westmoreland THORNTON. He was born, either in Lauderdale County, Alabama or Wayne County, Tennessee, in 1832. He married Elzura Jane CYPERT, and they had quite a few children, including my grandfather, Zachary Newton THORNTON.
My problem is, my mother, ZNT's daughter, is now 94 and I am preparing the documentation for her application to the DAR, and I can't find where Josiah W. died.
Most people insist that he died in Wayne County, Tennessee, but offer no proof. I find a J. W. Thornton on an 1891 tax list, but that's the last I have on him. By 1900, all his children had left home, and there was no one remaining in Wayne County to care for him in his old age. At some point in time, he went to live with his daughter, Emmarintha Ann Thornton GREESON near Newalla, Potawattomie, Oklahoma, according to my mother and my one remaining uncle. They both agree that he lived with Aunt Emma.
I do not know if he died in Oklahoma. It would seem logical that he did, if he was living there. If he had died in Wayne County, Tennessee, I can't see for the life of me why he wouldn't have been buried in the same cemetery as his wife and his son, Miles Perry. He's not there.
Have you any information that might get me closer to a place and date of death for him? Thank you, Anita

Freda Roberson Noble
My great-great-great-grandmother was Elizabeth "Betsey" THORNTON, born 27 April 1795, in North Carolina. Elizabeth married William Clement SILLS 15 November 1818, in Sampson County, N. Carolina. Elizabeth and Clemmie had twelve children: Lee, Sally, Mary Jane Polly, Penalope, Julia Ann, Jessie, John, Handy, Martha E., James Nedham, Nancy and Clinton.
The first four children were born in North Carolina. The last eight were born in Alabama where the family moved between 1827 and 1830. Son Lee married Sarah Ann LEE, Sally married John A. THORNTON (son of Asa THORNTON), and Penelope married David M. BURGIN.
Elizabeth Thornton SILLS died 14 August 1847. She lived the last years of her life with her daughter and son-in-law, Martha E. and Thomas BUFFINGTON.
Any info about Elizabeth THORNTON would be greatly appreciated.

Jo Ann Gibson
James THORNTON born about 1835 poss. in Ohio or VA. He married in Dec 1868 Malissa Jane Dowden QUILLEN in Greene Co., Indiana. She had 4 kids by first husband, Thormas QUILLEN. they moved to Lowell, Kansas and later to Okla. Thanks, Jo Ann Gibson.

Andrea Thornton Slone
Benjamin Franklin THORNTON who was born in 1836 in Monroe County, GA and died March 28, 1920 in Laurens County, GA. Married to a Amerrlus Evans THORNTON. Would like to find where he is buried and would like to proceed in going further to find out who his parents were.

Susan Kupkowski
Family Name - THORNTON
Descended from Samuel THORNTON, (brother to Matthew THORNTON, signer of Declaration of Independence) by his second wife. Immediate ancestor - mother Edith Catherine THORNTON; grandmother Catherine Thornton GEIS; grgrandfather Chester THORNTON; grgrgrandfather John THORNTON. Have family tree back to 1715, when Matthew and Samuel's father James emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland. Also have document of family history compiled as of 1905 by Charles Thornton ADAMS; minutes of meeting of descendants of James THORNTON held in Boston, MA in 1912. In process of update history for my branch to present time.

Claire Garston
I am trying to find birth details of my grandfather, Charles THORNTON. I think he was born in the mid 1890's in Saskatoon, Saskatuen, Canada. His parents were Charles E THORNTON and Elizabeth BEATTIE. They were believed to have been killed in a forest fire in Saskatoon. I've hit a brick wall! I cannot trace documentation for them, no certificates for marriage or death and no birth certificate for their son. My great, great grand father thought to have been a British soldier serving in Dublin Castle prior to his emigration to Canada. Grandfather was sent back to live with his grandparents when he was 2 years old. I am finding it difficult to jump back a few steps to fill in the gaps. Does anyone out there know how to fill in the gaps.

Barbara Thornton Boulton
THORNTON Family of Ohio. Looking for father of Charles H. THORNTON born in mid 1800's in or around Adams, Sciotio, or Brown County Ohio. Charles married Verna F. PURDIN (PURDOM). Charles and Verna are my grandparents.

Louis L. Smith
Elvira J. THORNTON married Edmund S. MOTLEY in 1832. I am related by the son of Edmund Motley and Elvira, John Thornton MOTLEY. Edmund would be my great, great great grandfather. I do not have any information on Elvira's father or mother. I believe the Civil War took care of any plantation record there might have been plus, the Fort A.P. Hill was built on top of the site of the plantation. Please respond.

Researching THORNTON family of Yorkshire England. This is my husband's family. His father was Eric Hayward THORNTON of Red Car. Eric was born approx. 1940. Eric's father was Francis H. THORNTON and his grandmother was Grace E. WRIGHT. Unfortunately that's all I have. I'd like to find out more so my kids can know more about their ancestors!

Harold Thornton, Jr.
All I know of my ancestors is that they were from Harnett and Johnston Counties, North Carolina. My Grandfather, Eugene THORNTON married to Lucille ADAMS. His father, Seth THORNTON married to Rena CLIFTON, and his father Felix THORNTON married to Mary BEASLEY, all of the same area. Just getting started.

Leona Jackson
Through sending for a copy of my grandfather's SSN application, I found him born in Upperville, (Loudoun Co.) Virginia and his parents are listed as Peter Baltimore JACKSON and Harriet THORNTON this is dated 12/25/1886.

Jane Laing
I am researching into the history of James THORNTON born probably at Colne Bridge, West Yorkshire, England in 1808. As a ten year old James was working at Atkinsons Mill. In 1818 there was a fire and the mill was destroyed. James survived the fire but I am not sure what happened to him next. Any info would be great.

Eric Jackson
Looking for AFRICAN-AMERICAN THORNTONS residing in/or that have roots in CALCASHIEU Parish (Sulphur) LOUISIANA.

In particular I'm looking for relatives of:

Social Security Death Index Rootsweb Mailing Lists

Allie S. Ashworth
Researching: Allie C. THORNTON of DeQuincy, LA. m. Mae Gilbert Unknown. Children: George, Johnny, Mae Belle, Allie, Charlie (Female), Allie C. and Mae, may have been from ARK??? Any assistance will be appreciated.

Pamela Miles
Researching THORNTON's from Stroud.

Virden Thornton
I'm looking for the parents of John Thomas THORNTON b. 22 September 1877 in Sequatchie, Marion, Tennessee m. Alice Kate WAGNER d. 25 November 1918 Chattanooga, Tennessee. I think his father was John THORNTON and mother was Molisa LOW but not sure.
Web Site URL:

Richard Thornton Jarvis
On behalf of myself and other researchers of this THORNTON family line, I am seeking to find more information of one Thomas L. Thornton living in Montgomery Co., VA in 1810 (later part of Pulaski Co., VA) who was married to a Susan (Elizabeth) MEREDITH. His decendants are well documented but none of the researchers I've come into contact with so far have been able to determine his parents or those of his wife. Indeed, it is not verifiable that his wife's surname was MEREDITH. This is only a supposition based on the name of one of their sons being Meredith (my 3rd-gr-gf). Their sons were named Thomas, John, Peter, Robert, and Meredith and I believe they are listed in cronological order. John and Meredith both named their first born sons James A. Thornton and this could indicate that they were nephews of Thomas and not his childred as it was traditional then to name the first son after ones father. There is a huge mystery as to how this Thomas L. Thornton arrived in Montgomery Co., VA when all the others of that family name were further north in Virginia. A distant rumour has his line coming out of Scotland with a Peter Thornton. Hoping someone out there has an answer or clue.

Jennifer Woodard
I am looking for ancestors of James THORNTON b. 1798 North Carolina d. 1868 married to Sarah JOHNSON b 1801 North Carolina. Thanks for your help.

Sharon Smith
I'm looking for Isaac Morgan THORNTON born July 4, 1850 in Tennessee.

Foster Thornton
Looking for descendants and ancestors of Arthur Foster THORNTON, born c. 1833 in Alabama and his wife, Ann Elizabeth WILKINSON (c 1843 - after 1920). Parents of Arthur F. Thornton were Elisha THORNTON (1792 - 1852) and Sarah ALEXANDER (1799 - 1836).

William J. Thornton
Florida residents.  Looking for Grandfather - Oliver Mayo "Jack" THORNTON born 1887, April.  My father is John Henry THORNTON.

Bill Thornton
James William Thornton
James Lindsey Thornton
Joshia P. Thornton
James M.S. Thornton
and so on back...South Carolina to Mississippi to Louisiana to Texas.

Lee Ann Thornton
I am looking for further information about the THORNTON's that settled in Dundas (Drumfries), Ontario, Canada in the early to min-1800s.

I have traced my great grandfather John James THORNTON to being born there in 1851, however, have been unable to go further. Supposedly he also had a brother named David, and the two of them relocated to Wisconsin. But ultimately, John James was buried in Oklahoma with his wife, Grace CUNARD. Can anyone help?

Sylvia Clement
Researching THORNTON family of Whitby Yorkshire but having problems finding out what became of Eleanor Marian THORNTON nee SMITH born 1868, married in Liverpool In 1890, widowed 1892 Toxteth Park area. Any info would be gratefully received.

Debbie Thornton
I am researching the THORNTON's from Yorkshire - specifically Stainland, Barkisland, and Paddock.

Walter Thornton (b1901 d1984)
Stanley Thornton
Eric Thornton
Parents of Walter
Fred Thornton (b1875 d1936) and Elizabeth Lumb
Fred's Siblings
Joseph - thought to have emigrated to Canada
James - thought to have emigrated to Canada
Parent's of Fred: Abraham Thornton and Jane Holyrod
Siblings of Abraham
Joseph (died in infancy)
Parents of Abraham
Joseph Thornton and Abigail Baathroyd

Richard S. Thornton
Researching THORNTONs from Luke 1653-1725 and Anne in North Farhnam Parish, Richmond County to those that migrated to Missouri in 1820.
Web Site URL:

David Vander Plaats
I am married to Nancy THORNTON who is supposedly descended from William THORNTON "the Immigrant" (1627 - c.1708), through his son William, then his son Francis, then William, then James (1743 - 1814).  There are problems with this genealogy, since James' wife is listed as Jannett MONTGOMERY, who is supposedly a cousin of Gen. MONTGOMERY.  I cannot find references to her elsewhere, certainly not in relation to James THORNTON.  This genealogy is supposedly traced through a series of old family Bibles (4 different generations), although I have not seen those Bibles at this time.

Diane Thornton Stephens
My paternal grandfather was Luther Auston THORNTON, b. 8 June 1874 (1875) in Columbia, SC. Both his parents (do not know either first name) died before he was 6.  The children were placed with different families. My grandfather was placed with a family named GOFF living in Wateree, Kershaw, SC on the 1880 Census. He had siblings (have no names). I am stuck.

James G. Thornton
I am trying to research the family tree of James H. THORNTON of Tulare County, California. He was my Great Grandfather.  James Henderson THORNTON was born in Buchanan, Missouri in February of 1838 and died in Tulare, California in 1919. He married Nancy L. WISDOM August 25, 1861 in Saline County, Missouri. There were three children of that marriage:  Isaac, James, and Thomas. Nancy L. died July 29, 1882. He then married Mary Ann LeFEVER some time in 1883.  According to the census in 1900 there were six children in the household: Gertrude, Clarence, Hugh, Grover (my grandfather), Myrtle, and Ruby.  Mary died Oct. 6, 1950 in Tulare.  I am in particular trying to learn something of one of my great aunts named Ruby THORNTON and can't find anything about her.  I would greatly appreciate any help.

The Gordon Family
Francis Thornton
(1498-1566) [Newton Upon Derwent, York, England]?
William Thornton
(About 1560-1600) [Yorkshire, England]
Barbara Westley
(About 1560- ? )
William Thornton
(1595-About 1660) ["The Hills", Yorkshire, England]
Frances Robinson
(About 1600-About 1640)
William Thornton, II
(1620-1708) ["The Hills", Yorkshire, England - Cod's Creek, Stafford Co., VA]
Elizabeth Rowland
(1627- )
Married 27 Mar 1648
Col. Francis Thornton
(1651-1726) [Gloucester Co. - King George Co., Virginia]
Alice Savage
Married 13 Apr 1674
Elizabeth Thornton
(1679-1732) [King George Co., Virginia]
Edwin Conway
(About 1644-7 Sep 1698)
Married 21 May 1695
Web Site URL:

Joy Stacey
Researching John Clarkson THORNTON born 1846 married Louisa KILLER. Also Wirksworth and Ernest THORNTON son of William THORNTON born 1873 and Alice BOARDALL, Horton, Yorkshire. Later became a Art/draftsman in Leeds.

Sue Gilley
Blackman THORNTON (m Jenefer "Jincy" MCCLENNY)- my 3g-grands
Rebecca THORNTON (m James Jackson HARTLEY)- my 2g-grands
Martha B. HARTLEY (m Benjamin Franklin COOK)- my g-grands
Rosa Ella COOK (m James Thompson HUGHIE) - my grandparents
Ada Louise HUGHIE (m Bill JOHNS)- my parents
Ella Sue JOHNS (m Travis Larry GILLEY) - ME
I am interested in any info on any of these or their other ancestors.

Peggy Thornton Moore
Our research in VA had the usual William & Elisa BELLINGHAM; Luke & Ann GAYLE; Mark & Mary BRUCE; Mark & 1)Elizabeth & 2)Susannah DOZIER; Mark and Mary; John b.Dec.14, 1775 Warren County NC, d. 1818 Jackson County GA) & Penelope ?(Jackson County GA) married abt. 1797; Benajah b. Dec. 14, 1811 Jackson County GA, d. August 20, 1884 Cherokee County AL, m. Juliann CHRISTLER Dec., 30, 1835 Jackson County GA; Abraham Micajah b. Dec 20, 1837 Jackson County GA, d. April 2, 1932 Etowah County AL, m. Mary D. TURNER on June 22 1847; William Webster b. Oct 1 1867 Etowah County AL d. Apr. 1953, m. Maud Evora MCCLELLAN; John Donald b. Aug. 11, 1911, d. Dec 26, 1980 M. Cyble L. MORGAN b. Sept. 5, 1914, d. Mar. 1995. I am encountering the same problems as all others with the early genealogist's writings on William and Luke. I suppose that DNA is the only way to go since Yorktown records are gone.


The Thornton Family of Virginia as we are direct descendants of Margaret THORNTON and Roger GREGORY and William THORNTON and Elizabeth ROWLAND.

Amy Murphy
Rebecca (Reubah) D. THORNTON, b. 9 Dec 1837 in AL. I believe she is the daughter of Jeremiah H. THORNTON b. 1811 and died 6 Nov 1886. He was probably b. in GA or AL. Jeremiah came to Texas around 1850-60 and I believe he died in either Nacogdoches Co., TX or Angelina Co., TX. Rebecca married John CAUTHRON and lived in Van Zandt Co., TX. Rebecca has a sister, Amanda and a brother John. Any Texas connections out there?

Melita Thornton Crutcher
I am researching the THORNTON line. This is the oldest name that I have gone back to.

Edward THORNTON born about 1815? Died about 1843 in Hardin County, Illinois. His wife Permelia married after his death to a Daniel FRAILEY. Edward and Permelia's children were:
Mary T. Thornton b 1837 in Morgan county, Tn Betsy Thornton b 1839 in Morgan County, Tn Rev. John Thornton b. August 11, 1839 Morgan County, Tennessee Edward Thornton b 1842 in Illinois -- This is my line.

I would like to know if anyone has this kind of information.

Tamar Brady
I am researching the family of Rial Benjamin THORNTON from Indiana. I can't find anything except his marriage and two census records. So I am looking everywhere. They seem to be all connected in one way or another so I am looking for anything helpful. Been researching this surname for three years and have discovered some secrets but can't go back any further until I find his parents.

Laurie MacMillan
I am searching (and searching!) for the parents of two of my female ancestors. The first is Elizabeth E. THORNTON b. 1825 in VA and m. Isaac SHANK in 1844 in Mason County, WV. The second woman is Martha L. THORNTON b. 1832 in eastern VA and m. John Howell SHANK in 1851 in Buffalo County, WV. John is actually Isaac's brother and the 1850 census finds Martha living with Isaac and Elizabeth, leading me to believe the two women to be sisters or cousins. I can't seem to break the deadlock on finding the parents of these women. Please let me know if you have this information.

Michelle Moreland Orlando
James Arvin THORNTON of Surry Co., NC born 1779 went to Strawberry Plains, Jefferson Co., TN and was married to (1.) Jemimah SEAT (2.) Mary (Polly) FULCHER (3.) Elizabeth McMILLAN.

He later moved to Knox County, Tennessee. He died in 1860. He was the son of William THORNTON of Westmoreland Co., and Lunenburg Co., VA. His mother was Sarah ARVINE/ARVIN of Lunenburg Co., VA. Two of his sisters was Nancy THORNTON of Surry Co., NC who married Jamison Wade THORNTON and Sarah THORNTON of Surry Co., NC who married Joseph MORELAND, my 3rd great grandfather. Have been searching for James' father, William Thornton's parents for over 30 years.. Do not know what THORNTON family this William was from in early 1700's of Lunenburg Co., VA as there were other THORNTON families living there at the time he and Sarah were married.

Linda Joyner
Researching Alvin Perry THORNTON & Myrtle WHITAKER THORNTON, my grandparents from Virginia. They moved to Jacksonville, Florida.

R. Wayne Thornton and Sue M. Thornton
Wayne is the first of his THORNTON's to be born in Texas. His father, Levis M. was brought to Wharton cty, TX by his grandfather, James Thomas Thornton and his grandmother from Tallapoosa Cty, AL in 1909 to Pledger, Wharton Cty, TX. The grgrandfather, Willis Russell Thornton, and his brothers and sisters were brought to Coosa Cty, AL by their mother from Chambers Cty, AL. Mary Mitchell Thornton and the younger children are found in the Coosa Cty. AL 1850 census. We happened upon a book about Chambers Cty, AL by Bobby Lindsey, "The Reason for the Tears" listing Willis and his sister Caroline as students in private school in Chambers Cty and their patron was Thomas A. Thornton, 1841-1843. The kids are listed as orphans in 1844, so we presume Thomas A. Thornton died (wish I knew the cause).

Erika Thornton
Desperatly looking for Alfred H. THORNTON, I, II, Jr. or Senior. Supposedly, from the NJ area (more specifically, North Arlington, Kearny area). Time is pretty recent - 1900's to today. He is my husband's father whom he never knew. My husband's mother's name is Lorna CRUTS from the Pequannock/Butler area of NJ. That is really all of the information that I have on them. My husband, Alfred H. Thornton, III, was born September of 1959 in NJ.

JW Thornton
Researching Wilbert Aaron THORNTON line, son of Samuel Edgar Thornton (Michigan City, Indiana), Son of Samuel Thornton, Son of Issac Thornton (possibly of New York). Samuel Edgar Thornton was married to Arloa Marie WYATT of Sedan, Kansas. I have very little information beyond that. I have just recently found a bunch of info on Arloa Wyatt, but need to verify it before I post it. I have a couple links to alot of Thorntons listed in 1830, and 1840 census.. mostly northeast USA.

Lynne Leflore

I've got Lawrence TALIAFERRO, b. 1684, Essex, VA; d. 27 June 1726 in Essex, md. to Sarah THORNTON, b. 17 Dec. 1680 in Petsworth Par., Gloucester, VA. I don't have the parents of Sarah.

Also, I'm connected collaterally to the KILLEBREWs thru the marriage of E.A. (Eli ASBERRY - according to the Killebrew List) and Katherine (Katie D.) Johnston/son, d/o Charles Henry JOHNSON (sic) & Maria C. (per Cumberland Presby. (Zion) Cem., Yazoo, MS.) Katie is the niece of my 2nd gr grandfather, George Washington JOHNSTON, Sr. & Sarah/Sally G. POPE.

Would love to hear from anyone with any of these connections, whether direct or collaterally, as we're all kin. I'm finding that out more every day. It's become so totally mind-boggling, to the point that I'm having to get friends with no connection & more objectivity to help sort it all out.  Warmest Regards,

Lee Winston
I am gson of Cora THORNTON. I have several pictures of the Thornton you are welcome to. I have a family tree of WINSTON, but am very confused about the THORNTON side.  Felix

Shawna Thornton
I've become interested in the THORNTON lineage quite recently.  While visiting my grandmother's and grandfather's graves (Gordon THORNTON), in Schenectady, NY, I noticed a "Sons of Liberty" crest on his stone.  We have a THORNTON plot of 13.  Among the names were Anthony Reed THORNTON, Dorcas Reed THORNTON, and Edward Everett THORNTON (Edward was my Great Grandfather).  After talking to the groundskeeper, he said there was another THORNTON plot. The dates of the deceased there are between the mid 1800s and early 1900s.  I will be going there to look up the names soon.

J. Corn
I have a 1911 yearbook with the name Cora THORNTON in it. She is listed as Class Poet for English High School in Rhode Island and her photo and biographical info is include. I am hoping that someone in the family will know more about her or have interest in this yearbook. I could find very little info online.

Erika Thornton
Researching:  Thornton, Cruts
Searching for Alfred H. THORNTON, Sr. or Jr., I or II. Location would be New Jersey area beginning 1900 through 1950. The last known area is in or around North Arlington, NJ. The CRUTS line is in or around Pequannock area of NJ prior to 1970.

Sherry Long
Researching: Thornton

My line is from Nathaniel H. THORNTON and Mildred ELDRIDGE.  Their son, Nathaniel Thornton married Edna Strickland.

Nathaniel and Edna's son, Augusta E. THORNTON married Elizabeth Jane KIRK. Their son, William Christopher Wright THORNTON, married Nancy Anne HARRIS.

Bill and Nancy's Daughter, Lela Mae Thornton, was my Great Grandmother, she married a BAILEY 1st and then after his death, she married my Great Grandfather, William Henry WEATHERLEY.
Their Son, Abner Weatherley was my Grandfather
Abner married Ethel L. COOK
Their daughter, Helen Weatherley SITZES, is my Mother.

I do have a Weatherley, Bailey, Thornton Website. I will send Family members only a password.

Shawna Thornton
I've become interested in the THORNTON lineage quite recently. While visiting my grandmother's and grandfather's graves (Gordon Thornton) in Schenectady, NY, I noticed a "Sons of Liberty" crest on his stone. We have a Thornton plot of 13. Among the names were Anthony Reed Thornton, Dorcas Reed Thornton, and Edward Everett Thornton (Edward was my Great Grandfather). After talking to the groundskeeper, he said there was another Thornton plot. The dates of the deceased there are between the mid 1800s and early 1900s, I will be going there to look up the names soon. But my family really isn't interested in any of this and I'm not sure how to start. Please give me suggestions.

Robyn Phillips
Researching:  Thornton, Bone, Phillips, Ward, & Prinnell The THORNTON family is from my mother. Her father was Jesse Harrison and her mother was a Bone. Phillips, Ward and Prinnell are from my fathers side.

Elaine Williams Crockett
Researching:  Thornton, Cornwell

Seeking the ancestry of Elizabeth THORNTON bc 1776 - married circa 1797 Charles CORNWELL in Virginia, likely Prince William County. Charles Cornwell and Elizabeth Thornton moved to Jefferson County, Kentucky sometime after 1802. Some researchers believe that she moved back to Virginia after the death of her husband and died there in 1825. I believe that Elizabeth Thornton's full name may have been Martha Elizabeth Thornton because three of her sons named daughters Martha Elizabeth.

I have very few clues as to the identity of Elizabeth Thornton's parents, however, the first son of her son Harrison Cornwell was named Charles Thruston Cornwell. This would seem to connect Elizabeth Thornton to the THRUSTON family who intermarried with the Thorntons in Virginia, some of whom moved to Jefferson County, Kentucky, notably Charles Mynn Thruston 1738-1812 who had a daughter, Sarah Thruston who married Col. John Thornton of Hanover County, Virginia. The name Thruston was passed down in the Cornwell/Thornton family so it was undoubtedly a name of some importance, although I have been unable to substantiate this link.

Other possible parents for Elizabeth Thornton may be Charles THORNTON and Mary Ann GALLAHUE of Prince William County, VA. (After the death of Charles Thornton, Mary Ann Gallahue married Alexander KEITH.) Other possible parents are William THORNTON and Martha STUART. These are the most promising leads, determined by association among families.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Malcolm Knott
Researching:  THORNTON
ABRAHAM THORNTON of Castle Bromwich or Shard End, Warwickshire, England: b. about 1797. The last man to claim TRIAL BY BATTLE by throwing down his gauntlet in the court of King's Bench (1817). Wrongly accused of murdering Mary Ashford. I am looking for any information about him or his family. He is said to have sailed to the USA in September 1818 on The Shamrock, from Liverpool and DIED IN BALTIMORE in or about 1860.

Rachel Franks
Researching:  THORNTON - WHITLEY
Researching father's mother's side. Sadie Mae WHITLEY, daughter of Rachel THORNTON born 1901-d. 1981 (was my great grandma). She was married to an Oscar A. Whitley, sons and daughters: Sadie Mae m. Wallace Franks, Ruby, Needham, and Willard Oscar. From Johnston, North Carolina. Rachel is Cherokee Indian, would like to trace back this side of the family. Rachel's brothers and sisters that I heard of: Leamon, Mamie, Claire, and Lucille. Not sure who Rachel's mom and dad were, don't know if both were Cherokee, or just one side was. Know that a male on this family side who was Cherokee was a horse doctor, and treated horses "the Indian way". Almost positive most of the Cherokees on this side did not go on the Trial of Tears and intermarried with whites or tried to pass as whites. I have photos of Rachel, and she did not look all white, did have Indian features, but from the couple on records that I found, she somehow passed as white, and wrote white down, so can't always rely on records... Any info will be looked into.

Mindy Stoker DeForest
Researching:  THORNTON
I am researching my THORNTON FAMILY that settled in Georgetown, Vermillion, Illinois in the 1800's. This is my line so far:

8. Thomas A. THORNTON ABT. 1735-1783
7. Eli THORNTON 1769- 1856
6. Uriah Thornton 1798-1846
5. Merida THORNON 1834-1869
4. William H. THORNTON 1860-1883
3. Jesse A THORNTON 1887- 1955
2. Jesse A THORNTON, JR. 1910- 1983 (My Grandfather)
1. Peggy J. THORNTON, (My Mom)

I would love to share information with anyone doing THORNTON research in Illinois and North Carolina so I can find data to support what I have thus far.

Lynne Engwis
Researching:  THORNTON
A decendent of Samuel Thornton brother of signer of decloration of independence, who came of Canada in Michigan, who had a child named Orson Thornton married a woman named Mable?

Lyle D. Thornton
John THORNTON born in Virgina, married DUNN in Fayette Ohio in the 1850's.

Deborah Durkin
The same as you, I'm one of your cousins. Also, the Skiles/Parkers of Illinois as well. Seems I have a HUGE family :)

Other names as well, but taking this slow.


judith reed kaping
Researching:  THORNTON
My grandfather HUGH R THORNTON born about 1875 to 1880 lived in the Los Angeles, California area most of his life he had about 12 children my great grand father FRANKLIN THORNTON my mother HILDREDTH R. THORNTON always told me we were related to Matthew Thornton, but I can find no connection.

Bettye Reynolds
Researching:  THORNTON
1. William Lee (Bill) Thornton b.? d.? married to Dorthula GRIER 6-30-1859. There children William Ramsey, Anna, Emmie, Sam H. Second wife Martha Ann ELKINS there children Ernest, Dock, Effie, Ernest and Dock went to Miss. My great grandfather 2. William Ramsey (Bud) Thornton b.1-1-1862 d. 4-4-1962 in Gibson County, Dyer TN married Mary Alice FORRESTER b.10-15-1872 d. 1-24-1553 in Dyer, TN there children Zelema Lee, Lislie H., Jimmy D. My grandfather 3. Leslie Homer Thornton b.4-11-1899 d.4-171983 in Gibson Co. Trenton, TN. married Berta Crouse 12-16-1917, she was b. 4-27-1901 d. 10-11-1967 in Trenton, TN. My father.
This all the info I have, can not find who William Lee father or mother are and where they came from to Dyer TN (Currie Commuity) this is all I know, have no idea about William Lee.

Susan Thornton
Researching:  THORNTON
I am trying to piece together the ancestors of Thomas Preston THORNTON, born 1801 in Virginia, married Frances HAMBRICK in 1824 Campbell Co, KY, and died in 1856 Sidney, IA. In the 1830 census of KY there is a Benjamin THORNTON listed as living next door. He was 90 years old and born in VA (so B: 1760). I am assuming for now that this Benjamin may have been Thomas Preston's father, since he was living next door. This is as far as I can get. I cannot find any records of Benjamin in VA in the 1700s that add up, except perhaps a Benjamin S THORNTON who married Ann PIPER in Culpeper Co in 1791. If this is the same Benjamin though then his father John (B: 1738) would have had children very close together. Benjamin S has 2 older siblings Reuben (B around 1760) and Richard. It's possible that Reuben was born 1759 or so, Richard 1760 and Benjamin 1761 of course.
I really need to find some more reliable links as to who the Benjamin Thornton living next door to Thomas Preston Thornton in 1830 Kentucky was.

Dottie Thornton Partin
Researching:  THORNTON
My father was Jesse Hurst THORNTON, son of James Wright Thornton, son of Henry L. Thornton, son of James Mitchell Thornton. All of these men are from Lamar county except Henry L (born in Jasper Co. GA) and James M. (born in Putman Co. GA)All but my dad died in Lamar. My Dad died in Spalding. I am looking for the father of James Mitchell Thornton who was I believe is a William Thornton. He died sometime after 1820 in Jasper Co. GA. He was married to Judith Mize Thornton in 1814. William was born in South Carolina and Judith in Virginia. ANY help anyone can give would be great!

Loyal Alan Thornton
I am currently researching my end of line Thornton ancestor Charles A Thornton who was born in 1827 in Auburn Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. His wife Catherine Harris was born in 1831, also in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. They had 6 children including my great great grandfather, Sylvanus Loyal Thornton, also born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. Sylvanus married Holly Robbins on September 19, 1871 in Brookfield, Missouri and they had 12 children, including my grandfather John Wesley Thornton who was born in South Fork, Iowa on October 30, 1875.

Noreen Soeth
Researching:  THORNTON
I'm looking for my husband's girls he gave up for adoption to Bonnie SOETH who married a Thornton back in the late 1980's and moved to Hawaii possibly then. Her husband (Thornton) was in the military. Jennifer Marie would have been born in 1978 or 1979, and Christina Lynn would have been born in 1981.

James J. Thornton, Jr.
Researching:  THORNTON
Looking for my grandfather, James A. Thornton. He was living in Texas 1920 and left, he died in a car wreck in app 1950s in Illinois.

Dolores M. Aasen
Researching:  THORNTON
My greatgrand father George Washington JACKSON married Etta THORNTON (1890ish) in Clinton County, IN. They moved to Mill Shoals, Illinois until their death. Anyone having any info would be greatly appreciated...

Judy Leftwich
Mitchell Thornton, b.1777 NC. 1830 was in Marengo Co., Al. Purchased land there in 1837 with Abijah Strickland. 1838 moved to Clarke Co, MS as did Abijah Strickland. 1850 listed in the household of Abijah Strickland. Unable to find on 1860 census. Any info would be nice on either and the Thornton/Strickland connection. Especially parents and siblings. Thanks.

Sondra C. Thornton
Researching:  THORNTON, THOMAS husband of Olive Keyes (Kees) of New York
Looking for father, gfather, ggfather, etc. of THOMAS THORNTON, b. 1763-1835 in Pawling, Dutchess County, NY. His line, James, Jeremiah, Joshua, Elmer, Charles all lived in the Broome County area of NY. Cannot take the line upwards. Anyone tracing Thornton's in NY?

Alice Kramer
Researching:  THORNTON
Thomas T Thornton m. Betsey Roberston

1. Henry Presley m Martha Ward (both died in Indiana) 2. Benjamin m Elizabeth "Betsy" See 3. Margaret m George See (Burbon KY)

1. Henry P Thornton and M Ward
1a. Caroline Theresa
1b. Harriet Martha
1c. Thomas Volney
1d. Benjamin Thompson
1e. Susan Malinda
1f. Joseph Henry
1g. George Abram
1h. Elizabeth Margaret
1i. Jefferson Clay

2. Benjamin m. Betsey See (Burbon, KY)
2a. Juliann
2b. Martha Harriett

3. Margaret m George See (Burbon, KY)
3a. Angeline
3b. Eliza Jane
3c. Thornton
3d. John Henry
3e. Benjamin
3f. James Ellington

Michelle Cassity
My g.grandfather was Walter Williams b. 3/27/1910 g.g.grandfather Ellis Bluford Williams b. 2/15/1877 (married to Bessie Box) g.g.g grandfather Robert Williams (married to Martha Thornton, daughter of John Thornton and Francis Alberty)
(Michelle is trying to get her Cherokee cards for herself and her children, so if anyone can help that would be great. --Marcine)