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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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Captain Henry Presley THORNTON

HISTORY: of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co., Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L. Goodspeed. Bourbon County, KY George A. THORNTON, deceased, was born at Lexington, Indiana, October 16, 1821, a son of Henry P. and Martha (Ward) THORNTON and a grandson of Thomas THORNTON, the latter a native of County Donegal, Ireland, coming to this county when eighteen years old in 1776, and serving the Colonies in their struggle for independence. He was wounded at Eutaw Springs, and after the war, marrying Elizabeth Robinson, he removed to Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1778, where both died. Henry P., Benjamin and Margaret were their children. The former was born in North Carolina in March 1784, was educated in Kentucky, and was a member of the Constitutional Convention and Legislature of the latter State, and during the war of 1812 rose to the rank of Captain in the company of the regiment commanded by Colonel Thompson, the same that is credited with the killing of Tecumseh. He removed to the Indiana Territory at an early day, serving in the Constitutional Convention and Legislature of this State; practiced law at Salem and New Albany for years, and June 6, 1865, died at Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana


Margaret THORNTON

Margaret was the mother of six sons and three daughters.

HISTORY: of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 532. [Bourbon County] [Flat Rock Precinct]
Thornton SEE, P. O. Plum Lick a son of George SEE, he of Jacob, who was born on the south branch of the Potomac in Virginia. He came to Lexington about 1780, where his son George was born in 1784; died in his 57th year. Jacob SEE came to the farm now owned by Wm. SEE in about 1786, the farm continuing in that name until the present time. The mother of Thornton was a Miss Margaret THORNTON, daughter of Thomas THORNTON, who came from near Dublin, Ireland, having run away from that country when a boy; and upon his arrival in America joined the British army, but before the war closed united his lot with the Americans. His wife was Betsey ROBINSON, a native of South Carolina, when they were married, thence came to Flat Rock precinct. George SEE had a family of six sons and three daughters. The subject of this sketch was married Feb. 28, 1856, to Mary N. Watkins, daughter of Wm. and Frankie (Frost) Watkins; she a daughter of Joshua Frost and a Miss Phillips, natives of Virginia. By this marriage there have been eight children; the first a son died in infancy; the eldest now living, Preston S., born May 17, 1858; Geo. D., Nov. 19, 1865; Margaret E., Jan. 24, 1869; Mary B., April 24, 1872; Tilden, Feb. 10, 1876.


George T. CHANDLER Jr.

He was 10 in 1850.

He was 20 in 1860.


Mary Elizabeth DUNCAN

She was 4 in 1860.

She was 14 in 1870 living in the home of Joseph and M. E. (Polly CHANDLER) PICKENS in Bells Mine, Crittenden, Kentucky.

George CHANDLER was her Uncle John L. DUNCAN's step-son.


Thornton SEE

HISTORY: of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 532. [Bourbon County] [Flat Rock Precinct]
Thornton SEE, P. O. Plum Lick a son of George SEE, he of Jacob, who was born on the south branch of the Potomac in Virginia. He came to Lexington about 1780, where his son George was born in 1784; died in his 57th year. Jacob SEE came to the farm now owned by Wm. SEE in about 1786, the farm continuing in that name until the present time. The mother of Thornton was a Miss Margaret THORNTON, daughter of Thomas THORNTON, who came from near Dublin, Ireland, having run away from that country when a boy; and upon his arrival in America joined the British army, but before the war closed united his lot with the Americans. His wife was Betsey ROBINSON, a native of South Carolina, when they were married, thence came to Flat Rock precinct. George SEE had a family of six sons and three daughters. The subject of this sketch was married Feb. 28, 1856, to Mary N. Watkins, daughter of Wm. and Frankie (Frost) Watkins; she a daughter of Joshua Frost and a Miss Phillips, natives of Virginia. By this marriage there have been eight children; the first a son died in infancy; the eldest now living, Preston S., born May 17, 1858; Geo. D., Nov. 19, 1865; Margaret E., Jan. 24, 1869; Mary B., April 24, 1872; Tilden, Feb. 10, 1876.


Mary N. WATKINS

She was the mother of 8 children, the eldest a son died in infancy and two others died before 1882.