Kattie Thompson1

F, #24888, b. circa 1865
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherHenry Drew Thompson1 b. 10 Jan 1822, d. 1 Apr 1877
MotherAdelia Allison Buntin1 b. 17 Apr 1832, d. 21 Nov 1893
Last Edited5 Apr 2017
     Kattie Thompson was born circa 1865, daughter of Henry Drew Thompson and Adelia Allison Buntin, in Kentucky.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188015 years of agePilot Knob, Simpson County, Kentucky1

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCZY-366 ), entry for Adela Thompson, 1880, Pilot Knob, Simpson, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 218, sheet 409B, family 87, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0442; FHL microfilm 1,254,442, accessed 5 Apr 2017.

Lilla Thompson1

F, #24891, b. circa 1872
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherHenry Drew Thompson1 b. 10 Jan 1822, d. 1 Apr 1877
MotherAdelia Allison Buntin1 b. 17 Apr 1832, d. 21 Nov 1893
Last Edited5 Apr 2017
     Lilla Thompson was born circa 1872, daughter of Henry Drew Thompson and Adelia Allison Buntin, in Kentucky.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
18808 years of agePilot Knob, Simpson County, Kentucky1

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCZY-366 ), entry for Adela Thompson, 1880, Pilot Knob, Simpson, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 218, sheet 409B, family 87, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0442; FHL microfilm 1,254,442, accessed 5 Apr 2017.

Lucilla S. Thompson1,2,3

F, #23159, b. 28 May 1841, d. 5 May 1923

Family 1

William T. Jones b. 29 Jul 1835, d. 10 Feb 1862

Family 2

John P. Fisher b. 13 Jul 1822, d. 25 Nov 1903
Child
Last Edited28 Jul 2016
     Lucilla S. Thompson was born on 28 May 1841 in Pike County, Missouri.1,3

     Lucilla S. Thompson, 16, married William T. Jones, 22, on 3 December 1857 in Pike County, Missouri.3,4

     Lucilla S. Jones, 23, married John P. Fisher, 42, on 30 November 1864 in Pike County, Missouri.1,2

     Lucilla S. Fisher died on 5 May 1923 at age 81 in Saverton, Ralls County, Missouri,3 and was buried in Barkley Cemetery, New London, Ralls County, Missouri.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
187030 years of agePeno Township, Pike County, Missouri1

Citations

  1. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4X9-YVW ), entry for Jno P Fisher, Peno, Pike, Missouri, United States; citing p. 210, family 347, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,297, accessed 28 Jul 2016.
  2. [S3854] "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2DM-MH9, entry for John P. Fisher and Lucilla S. Jones, 30 Nov 1864; citing Pike,Missouri; FHL microfilm 974,634, accessed 28 Jul 2016).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Jul 2016, memorial page for Loucillah S. Thompson Fisher (1841-1923) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Virginia, maintained by Anne Wagner, originally created by Patricia Gilliland Devoi; citing Barkley Cemetery, New London, Ralls County, Missouri.
  4. [S3854] "MO Marriages, 1750-1920," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2DS-PHP, William T. Jones and Lucilla Thompson, 03 Dec 1857; citing Pike,Missouri; FHL microfilm 974,634, accessed 28 Jul 2016).

Luetta Green Thompson1,2

F, #26022, b. 11 February 1856, d. 1936
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John Wesley Turner b. c 1832, d. 1 Aug 1889
Children
Last Edited14 Apr 2021
     Luetta Green Thompson was born on 11 February 1856 in Alamance County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Joseph Sirene Thompson (1822-1900) and Elizabeth Armenia Baldwin Thompson (1834-1896). The index page of her memorial page says she was born in Orange County, North Carolina, but the written biography says Alamance County.2

     Luetta, 26, married John Wesley Turner, son of Thomas Turner and Penelope S. Cartwright, on 7 December 1882 in Kaufman County, Texas.3,4

     On 6 October 1897, she married Thomas Boggess Hadley (1846-1907) in Callahan County, Texas.5,6

     Luetta Green Hadley died in 19362 and was buried in Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford County, Texas.2

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Jan 2021, memorial page for Dr John Wesley Turner (1835-1889) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Nan, maintained by Saundra Nobles; citing Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford County, Texas.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Luetta Green Thompson Turner (1856-1936) at memorial page....
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Dr John Wesley Turner (1835-1889) at memorial page.... Says they were married in Houston County.
  4. [S6211] "Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jan 2021, entry for Dr. J W Turner and Lou G Thompson, 1882, Kaufman County.
  5. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Luetta Green Thompson Turner (1856-1936) at memorial page.... Says the marriage occurred in 1898.
  6. [S6120] "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1817-1965," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jan 2021, entry for T B Hadley and L G Turner, 1897, Callahan County, FHL microfilm 2,403,926.
  7. [S6009] "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jan 2021, entry for Josie Turner, 1963, Wichita County, Stamped 60747, image 207 of 261; citing original data from the Texas State Board of Health.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Armenia Penelope "Minnie" Turner (1885-1943) at memorial page....
  9. [S6009] "TX Death Cert., 1903-1982," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for John W Turner, 1940, Taylor County, Oct-Dec, Stamped No. 30321, image 2 of 126.

Mariah Page Thompson1,2

F, #6924, b. 10 November 1799, d. 6 March 1874
FatherRobert Thompson b. 1763, d. 1822
MotherSarah Castleman b. 30 Apr 1769, d. 28 Mar 1808
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William Turner b. 4 Nov 1796, d. 18 Jan 1860
Children
Last Edited26 Jun 2021
     Mariah Page Thompson was born on 10 November 1799, daughter of Robert Thompson and Sarah Castleman, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.1,3,2
     She was also known as Maria Thompson.4

     Mariah, 18, married William Turner, 21, son of William Turner and Frances Dodson, on 13 November 1817 in Davidson County, Tennessee.4

     On 5 June 1860, C. N. Turner, guardian of A. J. Turner minor heir of Willie Turner decd. made a report to the court: received in my possession 69 acres of land on Tennessee River; 3 Negroes; $50 in cash; two ? note due 25 Dec 1860, one for $125 on Thomas Turner and one on Mariah Turner and James Turner for $60 for a total of $215. The note is given for the ? of Negroes for the present year in Humphreys County, Tennessee.5

     Mariah Page Turner died on 6 March 1874 at age 74 in Humphreys County, Tennessee,1,2 and was buried in Johnson Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185050 years of ageHumphreys County, Tennessee3
186060 years of age and head of householdDistrict 1, Humphreys County, Tennessee7
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 and personal property worth $4,8007

Citations

  1. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Jun 2016, memorial page for Mariah Page Thompson Turner (1799-1874) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by bbarnhill, maintained by bbarnhill; citing Johnson Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.
  3. [S961] "1850 United States Federal Census," Humphreys County, Tennessee, population schedule, dwelling 245, family 245, Willie Turner household, digital images, citing National Archives microfilm M432, Roll 884, page 109B. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  4. [S2031] "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VNHX-6VR, entry for Willie Turner and Maria Thompson, 13 Nov 1817; from "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2008); citing p. 188, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, accessed 19 Aug 2016).
  5. [S6323] "Humphreys County, Tennessee Settlements, Vol. G, 1856-1868," images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: Provo, Utah), entry for Willie Turner, 1860, page 101, at https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S7WF-SK6X-G9?i=68&wc=M6Q7-CWG%3A179636501%2C179938101&cc=1909088 accessed 5 Nov 2020.
  6. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mariah Page Thompson Turner (1799-1874) at memorial page....
  7. [S5507] "United States Census, 1860," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8TG-1WZ ), entry for Mariah Turner, 1860, Humphreys, Tennessee, United States; citing page 17, household 107, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 805,257, accessed 1 Aug 2016.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Williiam G. Turner (1819-1842) at memorial page....
  9. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for William "Willie" Turner (1796-1860) at memorial page....
  10. [S5594] Anonymous. History of Tennessee From Earliest Time To The Present; Together With Historical and Biographical Sketches of Montgomery, Robertson, Humphreys, Stewart, Dickson, Cheatham and Houston Counties (Nashville: The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1886), page 1277.
  11. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Holly Frances Turner Dickson (1822-1870) at memorial page....
  12. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Turner Pollard (1827-1892) at memorial page....
  13. [S6017] "Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1965," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 10 Feb 2021, entry for Charles N Turner, 1914, Humphreys County, File No. 29, image 88 of 204; citing original data from the Tennessee Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  14. [S6017] "TN Death Recds., 1908-1965," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Martha Ann Johnson, 15 Apr 1925, Humphreys County, Cert. No. 193, image 52 of 158.

Olive L. Thompson1,2,3

F, #25041, b. November 1869

Family

Elmer Craw b. Jul 1867, d. 3 Dec 1932
Child
Last Edited23 Nov 2020
     Olive L. Thompson was born in November 1869 in Missouri.2,4
     She was also known as Ollie.5

     Olive L. Thompson, 24, married Elmer Craw, 26, son of Charles Wesley Craw and Lucy Rives, on 1 May 1894 in Methodist Parsonage, Anthony, Harper County, Kansas, with Rev. J. C. Woods, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.1,4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1895as Ollie and 25 years of ageHarper County, Kansas5
190030 years of age, married for six years and having born one child who is livingColfax Township, Champaign County, Illinois4
191040 years of age, married fifteen years and having born one child who is livingShipman, Macoupin County, Illinois6
192050 years of ageHillyard, Macoupin County, Illinois2

Citations

  1. [S5587] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQRM-7W5, entry for Elmer L. Craw, 31 Dec 1932; Public Board of Health, Archives, Springfield; FHL microfilm 1,893,420, accessed 18 Apr 2017).
  2. [S5479] "Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920," digitized microfilm, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, National Archives (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJHC-BTL: accessed 19 Apr 2017), Elmer E Craw, 1920, Hillyard, Macoupin, Illinois, United States; citing ED 57, sheet 1B, line 80, family 16, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 388; FHL microfilm 1,820,388.
  3. [S6039] "Newspapers.com," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 23 Nov 2020, entry for Elmer E. Craw and Miss Olive E. Thompson, 1894, The Weekly Bulletin (Anthony, Kansas), issue of 4 May 1894, page 1, image 1 of 8.
  4. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSSC-KZ9 ): accessed 19 Apr 2017), Elmer Craw, 1900, Colfax Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 9, sheet 3A, family 35, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,240.
  5. [S6096] "Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (https://www.ancestry.com/), accessed 23 Nov 2020, entry for E L Craw, 1895, Harper County, family 21, image 6 of 24.
  6. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK6N-V67 ), entry for Elmer Craw, Shipman, 1910, Macoupin, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 66, sheet 14A, family 211, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 309; FHL microfilm 1,374,322, accessed 19 Apr 2017.
  7. [S5516] "1910 U. S. Census," Elmer Craw, Shipman, 1920, Macoupin, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 66, sheet 14A, family 211, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 309; FHL microfilm 1,374,322, accessed 19 Apr 2017 at ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK6N-V67 ).

Robert Thompson1

M, #6927, b. 1763, d. 1822

Family

Sarah Castleman b. 30 Apr 1769, d. 28 Mar 1808
Child
Last Edited17 Jan 2021
     Robert Thompson was born in 1763.2

     Robert Thompson married Sarah Castleman in 1785.2

     Robert Thompson died in 18222 and was buried in Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.2

Citations

  1. [S49] Johnson, Tony L., e-mail message from (<e-mail address>) to Toby Turner, dated 2 Jan 2002, with genealogy report attachment entitled "Johnson/Turner Descendants."
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 17 Jan 2021, memorial page for Robert Thompson (1763-1822) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Lloyd Boner, maintained by Lloyd Boner; citing Turner Cemetery, Humphreys County, Tennessee.

Taliaferro Thompson1,2,3

M, #26542, b. May 1833

Family

Mary Jane Hudson b. 29 Oct 1841, d. 27 May 1916
Last Edited17 May 2021
     Taliaferro Thompson was born in May 1833 in Virginia.3

     Taliaferro, 23, married Mary Jane Hudson, 15, daughter of John P. Hudson and Martha Turner, on 11 March 1857 in Amherst County, Virginia.1,2

     He performed his Military Service by serving as a Sergeant in Company I, 49th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War.4

     On 4 May 1904, he filed for a Confederate pension at Amherst County, Virginia. The physician stated Taliaferfro had an enlargment of the prostate gland and other bladder troubles and he is clearly disabled from attending to his ordinary occupation.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
190067 years of age and married forty-three yearsTemperance District, Amherst County, Virginia3
Stone Mason3

Citations

  1. [S6048] "Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 May 2021, entry for Mary Jane Thompson, 27 May 1915, Temperance, Amherst County, File No. 11310, image 160 of 540.
  2. [S6332] "Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940," index, (Ancestry.com Operations: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 May 2021, entry for T. Thompson and M. I. Hudson, 11 Mar 1857, Amherst County Marriage Register 2, page 17, FHL microfilm 30,311.
  3. [S5786] "1900 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com ( Provo, Utah): accessed 16 May 2021), Taliaferro Thompson, 1900, Temperance, Amherst, Virginia; citing page 7, family 120, FHL microfilm 1,241,699.
  4. [S6225] "U. S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865," index, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 May 2021, entry for Taliaferro Thompson, Company I, 49th Virginia Infantry.
  5. [S6057] "Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 May 2021, entry for Taliaferro Thompson, 4 May 1904, Amherst County, Virginia, images 370-372.

Ula Thompson1

F, #24890, b. circa 1870
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherHenry Drew Thompson1 b. 10 Jan 1822, d. 1 Apr 1877
MotherAdelia Allison Buntin1 b. 17 Apr 1832, d. 21 Nov 1893
Last Edited5 Apr 2017
     Ula Thompson was born circa 1870, daughter of Henry Drew Thompson and Adelia Allison Buntin, in Kentucky.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
188010 years of agePilot Knob, Simpson County, Kentucky1

Citations

  1. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCZY-366 ), entry for Adela Thompson, 1880, Pilot Knob, Simpson, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 218, sheet 409B, family 87, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0442; FHL microfilm 1,254,442, accessed 5 Apr 2017.

(--?--) Thorington1

M, #23919, d. before 25 June 1900

Family

Martha (--?--) b. Apr 1875
Last Edited17 Jan 2021
     (--?--) Thorington married Martha (--?--). I cannot find a marriage record for them as of 17 Jan 2021.1

     (--?--) Thorington died before 25 June 1900 on which date his wife was enumerated as widowed.

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 3 Jul 2016, memorial page for Terisha Dickerson (1828-1904) at memorial page... Maintained by Bob Saunders, originally created by Betty from OR; citing Valley Chapel Cemetery, Walla Walla County, Washington.

Barbary Thornton1

F, #16896, b. 1757
FatherPresley Thornton1 b. 1735
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     Barbary Thornton was born in 1757, daughter of Presley Thornton.2

     Barbary Thornton married (--?--) Jones. Not only can I not find a marriage record, but without a first name I cannot find them in the census either. Most recent attempt was 26 Nov 2020.1

     On 6 January 1812, Presley Thornton's will reads: ". . . First, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her life, then to be divided among the heirs of her body."
     To my son, Zachariah, one equal share of my estate; to my son Bolen (Rowland), the same; to my daughter Elizabeth Nance, the same; to my daughter Jane Wilson, the same; to my son John, the same; to my son William, forty pounds; to my daughter Fanny Oakes, forty pounds; to my son Presley, one shilling; to my daughter Barbary Jones, one shilling; to my daughter Susannah Watts, one shilling; to my daughter Sarary Barnett, one shilling. He appoints his sons Rowland and Moses as executors. Signed with his mark. Witnesses: Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson. Ellis Wilson and Randolph McDaniel provided security for the executors.1

Citations

  1. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  2. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page C.

Elizabeth Thornton1

F, #16890, b. circa 1766
FatherPresley Thornton1 b. 1735

Family

William M. Nance b. 18 Jan 1760, d. 8 Nov 1843
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     Elizabeth Thornton was born circa 1766, daughter of Presley Thornton, in Virginia Colony based on her being 77 years of age when she went to Court to obtain a widow's pension.2

     Elizabeth Thornton married William M. Nance, 22, on 9 November 1782 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1,3

     Their children are listed on what is probably a bible page turned in when Elizabeth applied for a Widow's Pension:
James Nance, born 25 Oct 1783 - 4 Jan 1814 he "started to Norfolk in defence of my country"
Amelia Name, born 2 Nov 1787
John Nance, born 23 Mar 1798
Frederick Nance, born 2 Aug 1792
Robert Nance, born 21 Mar 1797
Polley May Nance, born 19 Mar 1799
Jincy Nance, born 23 Sep 1800
Patsy Malone Nance, born 12 Mar 1805.4

     On 6 January 1812, Presley Thornton's will reads: ". . . First, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her life, then to be divided among the heirs of her body."
     To my son, Zachariah, one equal share of my estate; to my son Bolen (Rowland), the same; to my daughter Elizabeth Nance, the same; to my daughter Jane Wilson, the same; to my son John, the same; to my son William, forty pounds; to my daughter Fanny Oakes, forty pounds; to my son Presley, one shilling; to my daughter Barbary Jones, one shilling; to my daughter Susannah Watts, one shilling; to my daughter Sarary Barnett, one shilling. He appoints his sons Rowland and Moses as executors. Signed with his mark. Witnesses: Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson. Ellis Wilson and Randolph McDaniel provided security for the executors.1

     On 18 November 1815, the heirs of the Presley Thornton estate sold 417 acres on Mountain Run, adding a clause "reserving dower to Mary Thornton, the widow and relict of the said Presley Thornton during her natural life according to a line that has already been agreed on, by which 139 acres are allotted to the said Mary Thornton" in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.5

     On 23 September 1844, Elizabeth came to Court to obtain a pension as a widow of a person who served during the Revolutionary War at Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She received a pension of $49.00 to commence 8 Nov 1843.2

Citations

  1. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  2. [S6422] William M. Nance, pension application W5402; index and images, NARA (Washington, D. C.https://www.fold3.com/image/25084052: downloaded 5 Jan 2021) page 11, imaged from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives microfilm publication Record Group 15, roll 1800.
  3. [S614] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800," index, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com, accessed 29 Jun 2020, entry for William Nance and Elizabeth Thornton, 1782, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; citing original data from the The Generations Network Inc., Virginia Marriages to 1800.
  4. [S6422] William M. Nance, pension application W5402, https://www.fold3.com/image/25084052, page 4.
  5. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 52, citing Pittsylvania Deed Book 19, page 365.

Elizabeth Thornton1

F, #14956, b. between 1811 and 1820, d. before 19 January 1848
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherRowland Thornton1 b. c 1765, d. b Nov 1828
MotherElizabeth Turner1 b. 3 Feb 1775, d. b Feb 1840
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Lindsey George b. c 1806, d. 14 Sep 1866
Last Edited15 Jul 2020
     Elizabeth Thornton was born between 1811 and 1820, daughter of Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth Turner, in Virginia.2

     In March 1832, there is an entry showing purchasers of part of Rowland's estate to be Elizabeth, James, Greenberry and Louisa in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.3

     Elizabeth Thornton married Lindsey George on 30 September 1834 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.4,5

     Elizabeth George died before 19 January 1848 when her husband married Elizabeth J. Bibb in Madison County, Alabama.6

Citations

  1. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 54.
  2. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for Lindsey George, 1840, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 138, line 31, FHL Microfilm 29,691, image 7 of 10, National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Account Current Book 10, page 143.
  4. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 55.
  5. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jun 2020, entry for Lindsey George, Elizabeth W. Thornton, 1834, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
  6. [S5875] "Alabama, Select Marriage Indexes, 1816-1942," database, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, (Provo, Utah); citing original data from FamilySearch 2013 .

Frances Thornton1,2

F, #16894
FatherPresley Thornton1 b. 1735

Family

Isaac Oakes
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     She was also known as Fanny.1

     Frances Thornton married Isaac Oakes on 10 November 1796 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, with Clement Nance, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.1,3,4

     On 6 January 1812, Presley Thornton's will reads: ". . . First, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her life, then to be divided among the heirs of her body."
     To my son, Zachariah, one equal share of my estate; to my son Bolen (Rowland), the same; to my daughter Elizabeth Nance, the same; to my daughter Jane Wilson, the same; to my son John, the same; to my son William, forty pounds; to my daughter Fanny Oakes, forty pounds; to my son Presley, one shilling; to my daughter Barbary Jones, one shilling; to my daughter Susannah Watts, one shilling; to my daughter Sarary Barnett, one shilling. He appoints his sons Rowland and Moses as executors. Signed with his mark. Witnesses: Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson. Ellis Wilson and Randolph McDaniel provided security for the executors.1

     On 18 November 1815, the heirs of the Presley Thornton estate sold 417 acres on Mountain Run, adding a clause "reserving dower to Mary Thornton, the widow and relict of the said Presley Thornton during her natural life according to a line that has already been agreed on, by which 139 acres are allotted to the said Mary Thornton" in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.5

     I am unable to find Isaac Oakes in the 1800 or 1810 census enumerations in Virginia or adjoining states. There is an Isaac Oaks in 1820 census in William County, Tennesse; one Isaac Oakes in 1830 in Guilford County, North Carolina; and another in Grainger County, Tennessee. There is an illie Okes in 1830 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. There is no way to tell if any of these men are this Isaac Oakes. I could not find either him or Frances in 1850 so am at a dead end for now as of 17 Jan 2021.

Citations

  1. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  2. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 54.
  3. [S614] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800," index, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com, accessed 29 Jun 2020, entry for Isaac Oakes and Frances Thornton, 1800, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; citing original data from the The Generations Network Inc., Virginia Marriages to 1800.
  4. [S2220] Pittsylvania County, Virginia Marriages 1700-1799, contributed by Cecil D. McDonald, Jr. and transcribed by Wes Blair and Pam Miller, online at ( http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/vitals/marriages/1700-1799.txt ), uploaded 29 Jun 2008, site verified as active 3 Jun 2019, Thomas Oakes and Frances Thornton, 1796, accessed 30 Jun 2020.
  5. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 52, citing Pittsylvania Deed Book 19, page 365.

Gracia Thornton1

F, #26345, b. 2 May 1904, d. 23 April 1975

Family

William Lawrence Wells b. 7 Feb 1904, d. 26 Jun 1977
Last Edited17 Mar 2021
     Gracia Thornton was born on 2 May 1904 in Oregon.2,3,4

     Gracia, 23, married William Lawrence Wells, 23, son of William Lawson Wells and Sarah Frances Murphy, on 23 August 1927 in Lane County, Oregon.1

     Gracia Wells died on 23 April 1975 at age 703 and was buried in Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19105 years of age and living with her parents: Josiah J. (a Farmer) and Fanny E ThorntonMt. Scott Precinct, Douglas County, Oregon5
193025 years of age and married at the age of 23Green Township, Platte County, Missouri2
Teacher, College2

Citations

  1. [S6043] "Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 15 Mar 2021, entry for W Lawrence Wells and Gracia Thornton, 23 Aug 1927, Lane County.
  2. [S5996] "1930 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.Com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Mar 2021, entry for William L Wells, 1930, Green, Platte, Missouri; citing page 1A, family 11, FHL microfilm 2,340,952, image 1 of 4; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 16 Mar 2021, memorial page for Gracia Thornton Wells (1904-1975) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Kate, maintained by Kate; citing Live Oak Memorial Park, Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California.
  4. [S6112] "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Mar 2021, entry for Gracia T Wells, 23 Apr 1975, Los Angeles.
  5. [S5973] "1910 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 16 Mar 2021, entry for Josiah J Thornton, 1910, Mt Scott, Douglas, Oregon; citing roll T624_1280, page 1A, family 7, FHL microfilm 1,375,293, image 1 of 3; citing original data from the National Archives & Records Administration.

Greenberry Thornton1

M, #14958, b. circa 1804, d. 1867
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherRowland Thornton1 b. c 1765, d. b Nov 1828
MotherElizabeth Turner1 b. 3 Feb 1775, d. b Feb 1840
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited30 Jun 2020
     Greenberry Thornton was born circa 1804, son of Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth Turner, in Virginia.2

     On 17 November 1828, Rowland Thornton's estate was administered by Greenberry Thornton and James Thornton as administrators. Elizabeth, his widow, refused to qualify herself as administrator.

     A number of men, who appeared to have been friends of the family, were designated commissioners to safeguard the interests of the widow Elizabeth. These commissioners assigned to her one-third of the value of eighteen slaves whom her husband had owned at Pittsylvania County, Virginia.3

     In March 1832, there is an entry showing purchasers of part of Rowland's estate to be Elizabeth, James, Greenberry and Louisa in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.4

     In February 1840, there was a suit in Chancery between Greenberry Thornton and Livingston P. Noell (husband of Louisa), wherein Greenberry agreed to buy a piece of land in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.5

     He never married.5

     Greenberry Thornton died intestate in 1867.

     At the time of his death he owned about 300 acres of land. Because he did not have a widow or children his estate passed to his brothers and sisters in equal shares; i.e., one sixth of the estate to each of their heirs. A suit was instituted to value and sell his estate holdings so distribution could be made. The resulting legal papers for this suit and complications which followed are some of the best sources found for this narrative.6

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185046 years of ageSouthern District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia2
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,0002
186055 years of age. He is living immediately adjacent to his 81-year old aunt, Jane Wilson, sister of his fatherCascade PO, Pittsylvania County, Virginia7
Farmer with real estate valued at $6,000 and personal property worth $14,0007

Citations

  1. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 54.
  2. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for Greenbury Thornton, 1850, Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 111A, family 634, image 87 of 185; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  3. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, pages 54-55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 27, pages 246-248.
  4. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Account Current Book 10, page 143.
  5. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 35, pages 233-236.
  6. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55.
  7. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 30 Jun 2020), Greenbery Thornton, 1860, Southern District, Cascade, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 403, family 346, FHL Microfilm 805,370.

Harden N. Thornton1

M, #15294, b. circa 1820
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherMoses Thornton1 b. bt 1773 - 1775, d. Jun 1860
MotherSarah Turner1 b. 27 Mar 1781
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Locky A. Dollar b. c 1823
Last Edited1 Jul 2020
     Harden N. Thornton was born circa 1820, son of Moses Thornton and Sarah Turner, in Virginia.2,3

     Harden N. Thornton married Locky A. Dollar on 24 January 1840 in Maury Couonty, Tennessee.4,5

     On 3 August 1847, I Moses Thornton of the County of Pittsylvania do make this my last will and testament as follows:

First I give to my wife Sally during life all that portion of my land lying on the East Side of the Henry Road, on which I now reside together with one third of my slaves for life. Also
one third of all other personal property owned by me and such portion of my household and kitchen furniture as she may desire all of which she may take at the appraised value.

Secondly I desire my Executor hereinafter named to sell all the balance of my land except that held by my wife to convey the same and divide the proceeds thereof equally among my seven children and to divide the balance of my slaves and personal property (after allowing my wifes portion) equally among them. Such division of my slaves to be made either in kind or by sale as may be desired by my children or a majority of them.

In the division of my estate among my children I desire and direct the following advancements heretofore made to be accounted for vis:

My son Wiley Thornton to account for $228.78
my daughter Susan, wife of Turner Gosney for $233.00
my daughter Mary, wife of John Thornton for $229.50
my son Leonard H. for $29.23
my son James E. Thornton for $58.25
my son Harden N. Thornton for $69.22
my son Presley D. Thornton for $567.20.

Thirdly after the death of my wife Sally I give the portion of my estate held by her for life to be equally divided among my aforesaid children. The land above designed for my wife is all that part my land lying on the East side of the road leading from Col. Joseph Martin's in Henry towards Danville.

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Wiley Thornton my Executor. Witness my hand this 3rd day of August 1847.
               (signed) Moses (X) Thornton
Witness: William M. Tredway, Ezekial Giles, Greenberry Thornton in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186044 years of age. Also enumerated with him were the following provisional children: Moses F., 19; James R., 17; Virginia E., 15; Joseph H., 7Southern District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia4
Farmer with real estate valued at $505 and personal property worth $5,1004
187055 years of age. Only his inferred son, Joseph H., 18 is living with Harden and his wife. A farmhand, Edward Dare, age is also living within his householdSubdivision North of Dan River, Chatham PO, Pittsylvania County, Virginia6
Farmer with real estate valued at $3006
188060 years of ageTunstall Mag. District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia2
Farmer2

Citations

  1. [S6184] "Wills of Pittsylvania County, Virginia", contributed by Molly Shumate, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/wills/wills02.txt , website address verified 30 Jun 2020, Will of Moses Thornton; citing Pittsylvania County Will Book 2, pages 328-329.
  2. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 38 of 49 ), entry for Harden Thornton, 1880, Tunstall, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 397B, family 229, accessed 1 Jul 2020.
  3. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 1 Jul 2020), Harden N Thornton, 1860, Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 371, family 117, FHL Microfilm 805,370. Indicates a year of birth of c1816.
  4. [S5784] "1860 Census," Harden N Thornton, 1860, Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 371, family 117, FHL Microfilm 805,370, accessed 1 Jul 2020 at ( ancestry.comimage 15 of 252 ).
  5. [S5974] "Tennessee, Marriage Records, 1780-2002," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Jul 2020, entry for Harden N Thornton and Locky A Dollar, 1840, Maury County, Tennessee, No. 341, image 197 of 661; citing original data from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
  6. [S5981] "1870 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Jul 2020, entry for H N Thornton, 1870, Subdivision North of Dan River, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 337A, family 4862, FHL Microfilm 553,170, image 672 of 788; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.

James Thornton1

M, #14946, b. 28 February 1802, d. 1867
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherRowland Thornton1 b. c 1765, d. b Nov 1828
MotherElizabeth Turner1 b. 3 Feb 1775, d. b Feb 1840
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Martha C. Royster b. 12 Sep 1812, d. 1890
Last Edited30 Jun 2020
     James Thornton was born on 28 February 1802, son of Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth Turner, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1,2

     James Thornton and Martha C. Royster obtained a marriage bond on 30 August 1826 in Henry County, Virginia, with William R. Hughes as surety and endorsed by Elizabeth Royster giving her consent for Martha C. to marry.3

     On 17 November 1828, Rowland Thornton's estate was administered by Greenberry Thornton and James Thornton as administrators. Elizabeth, his widow, refused to qualify herself as administrator.

     A number of men, who appeared to have been friends of the family, were designated commissioners to safeguard the interests of the widow Elizabeth. These commissioners assigned to her one-third of the value of eighteen slaves whom her husband had owned at Pittsylvania County, Virginia.4

     In March 1832, there is an entry showing purchasers of part of Rowland's estate to be Elizabeth, James, Greenberry and Louisa in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.5

     In February 1840, there was a suit in Chancery between Greenberry Thornton and Livingston P. Noell (husband of Louisa), wherein Greenberry agreed to buy a piece of land in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.6

     James Thornton died in 1867 in Texas.2

     In 1867, in the legal papers for the estate of his brother, Greenberry, James is described as a resident of Texas.

     On 5 Nov 1870, J. D. Estes said in his deposition that said James Thornton one of the heirs is dead they thing he died in Sep 1867 or 1868 they don't know which." In 18778, James' share of the estate was put in a savings bank in Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, for his heirs to collect when they were located.7

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
185048 years of age. There were four children enumerated in his household all of whom were born in Missouri: Joseph, 14; James, 12; William, 8; and Presly, 7Crawford Township, Osage County, Missouri8
Farmer with real estate valued at $6008
186058 years of ageJefferson Township, Osage County, Missouri9

Citations

  1. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 54.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 30 Jun 2020, memorial page for James Thornton (1802-1867) at memorial page... Maintained by Billie R.; citing Unknown. This is a virtual memorial page with no headstone to confirm birth or death dates.
  3. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 54 and 58.
  4. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, pages 54-55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 27, pages 246-248.
  5. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Account Current Book 10, page 143.
  6. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 35, pages 233-236.
  7. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55 and 56.
  8. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for James Thornton, 1850, Crawford, Osage, Missouri; citing page 437B, family 317, image 3 of 25; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  9. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 30 Jun 2020), James Thorton, 1860, Jefferson, Osage, Missouri; citing page 281, family 527, FHL Microfilm 803,637.

James E. Thornton1

M, #15257
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherMoses Thornton1 b. bt 1773 - 1775, d. Jun 1860
MotherSarah Turner1 b. 27 Mar 1781
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited19 Jan 2021
     He was not enumerated between 1820 and 1880 in Pittsylvania or Henry Counties, Virginia. I cannot find him anyplace as of 18 Jan 2021. Nor can I find any marriage information using James E. Thornton. There are a lot of James Thorntons, but no James E. Thornton.

     On 3 August 1847, I Moses Thornton of the County of Pittsylvania do make this my last will and testament as follows:

First I give to my wife Sally during life all that portion of my land lying on the East Side of the Henry Road, on which I now reside together with one third of my slaves for life. Also
one third of all other personal property owned by me and such portion of my household and kitchen furniture as she may desire all of which she may take at the appraised value.

Secondly I desire my Executor hereinafter named to sell all the balance of my land except that held by my wife to convey the same and divide the proceeds thereof equally among my seven children and to divide the balance of my slaves and personal property (after allowing my wifes portion) equally among them. Such division of my slaves to be made either in kind or by sale as may be desired by my children or a majority of them.

In the division of my estate among my children I desire and direct the following advancements heretofore made to be accounted for vis:

My son Wiley Thornton to account for $228.78
my daughter Susan, wife of Turner Gosney for $233.00
my daughter Mary, wife of John Thornton for $229.50
my son Leonard H. for $29.23
my son James E. Thornton for $58.25
my son Harden N. Thornton for $69.22
my son Presley D. Thornton for $567.20.

Thirdly after the death of my wife Sally I give the portion of my estate held by her for life to be equally divided among my aforesaid children. The land above designed for my wife is all that part my land lying on the East side of the road leading from Col. Joseph Martin's in Henry towards Danville.

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Wiley Thornton my Executor. Witness my hand this 3rd day of August 1847.
               (signed) Moses (X) Thornton
Witness: William M. Tredway, Ezekial Giles, Greenberry Thornton in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1

     I cannot find death or burial information for him as of 18 Jan 2021.

Citations

  1. [S6184] "Wills of Pittsylvania County, Virginia", contributed by Molly Shumate, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/wills/wills02.txt , website address verified 30 Jun 2020, Will of Moses Thornton; citing Pittsylvania County Will Book 2, pages 328-329.

Jane Thornton1

F, #16892, b. circa 1778
FatherPresley Thornton1 b. 1735

Family

William Wilson b. c 1773, d. b 12 Jul 1860
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     Jane Thornton was born circa 1778, daughter of Presley Thornton, in Virginia.2,3
     She was also known as Jenny.4

     Jane Thornton married William Wilson on 11 March 1800 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1,4

     On 6 January 1812, Presley Thornton's will reads: ". . . First, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her life, then to be divided among the heirs of her body."
     To my son, Zachariah, one equal share of my estate; to my son Bolen (Rowland), the same; to my daughter Elizabeth Nance, the same; to my daughter Jane Wilson, the same; to my son John, the same; to my son William, forty pounds; to my daughter Fanny Oakes, forty pounds; to my son Presley, one shilling; to my daughter Barbary Jones, one shilling; to my daughter Susannah Watts, one shilling; to my daughter Sarary Barnett, one shilling. He appoints his sons Rowland and Moses as executors. Signed with his mark. Witnesses: Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson. Ellis Wilson and Randolph McDaniel provided security for the executors.1

     On 18 November 1815, the heirs of the Presley Thornton estate sold 417 acres on Mountain Run, adding a clause "reserving dower to Mary Thornton, the widow and relict of the said Presley Thornton during her natural life according to a line that has already been agreed on, by which 139 acres are allotted to the said Mary Thornton" in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830presumably as the free white female 40 thru 49 years of agePittsylvania County, Virginia
185072 years of agePittsylvania County, Maryland Colony3
186081 years of age and living with a Thomas C. Wilson, age 54, possibly her son, and a Rhoda James, age 40. Jane has no occupation but with real estate valued at $8,000 and personal property worth $10,500. She is living immediately adjacent to Greenbury Thornton, her brother's sonCascade PO, Pittsylvania County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 30 Jun 2020), Jane Wilson, 1860, Southern District, Cascade, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 403, family 347, FHL Microfilm 805,370.
  3. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 25 Jan 2021, entry for William Wilson, 1850, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing roll 968, page 95a, family 410, image 55 of 185; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  4. [S614] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800," index, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com, accessed 29 Jun 2020, entry for William Wilson and Jenny Thornton, 1800, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; citing original data from the The Generations Network Inc., Virginia Marriages to 1800.
  5. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 52, citing Pittsylvania Deed Book 19, page 365.

Jane Thornton1

F, #14917, b. between 1801 and 1810
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherRowland Thornton1 b. c 1765, d. b Nov 1828
MotherElizabeth Turner1 b. 3 Feb 1775, d. b Feb 1840
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Jacob L. King b. bt 1791 - 1800
Last Edited30 Jun 2020
     Jane Thornton was born between 1801 and 1810, daughter of Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth Turner.2

     Jane Thornton and Jacob L. King obtained a marriage license on 17 February 1825 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830presumably as the free white female 20 through 29 years of ageHenry County, Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven, pages 54 and 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Order Book 27, pages 247.
  2. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for Jacob L King, 1830, Henry, Virginia; citing page 197, line 19, FHL Microfilm 29,674, image 27 of 56; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 54.

John Thornton1

M, #16886, b. between 1776 and 1794
FatherPresley Thornton1,2 b. 1735
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     John Thornton was born between 1776 and 1794, son of Presley Thornton.

     On 6 January 1812, Presley Thornton's will reads: ". . . First, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her life, then to be divided among the heirs of her body."
     To my son, Zachariah, one equal share of my estate; to my son Bolen (Rowland), the same; to my daughter Elizabeth Nance, the same; to my daughter Jane Wilson, the same; to my son John, the same; to my son William, forty pounds; to my daughter Fanny Oakes, forty pounds; to my son Presley, one shilling; to my daughter Barbary Jones, one shilling; to my daughter Susannah Watts, one shilling; to my daughter Sarary Barnett, one shilling. He appoints his sons Rowland and Moses as executors. Signed with his mark. Witnesses: Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson. Ellis Wilson and Randolph McDaniel provided security for the executors.2

     On 18 November 1815, the heirs of the Presley Thornton estate sold 417 acres on Mountain Run, adding a clause "reserving dower to Mary Thornton, the widow and relict of the said Presley Thornton during her natural life according to a line that has already been agreed on, by which 139 acres are allotted to the said Mary Thornton" in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.3

     The 1830 and 1840 census enumerations had John Thorntons too young to be this man.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820with one free white male 26 thru 44; and one free white female 26 thru 44. Slaves: one under 14; one 26 thru 44; two females under 14; two females 14 thru 25. Four persons were engaged in AgriculturePittsylvania County, Virginia4

Citations

  1. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 46, citing Deed Book 17, page 273.
  2. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  3. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 52, citing Pittsylvania Deed Book 19, page 365.
  4. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, John Thornton, 1820, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing NARA roll M33_140, page 54, line 23, image 15 of 63, unknown cd5 18 Jan 2021 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.

John Thornton1

M, #15548, b. 24 November 1802, d. 16 February 1879

Family

Mary H. Thornton b. 1808, d. 18 Jan 1878
Last Edited1 Jul 2020
     John Thornton was born on 24 November 1802.2

     John Thornton, 23, married Mary H. Thornton, daughter of Moses Thornton and Sarah Turner, on 2 October 1826 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1

     John Thornton died on 16 February 1879 at age 762 and was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky.2

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840with one free white male under 5; one free white male 20 thru 29; one free white male 30 thru 39 (himself); one free white female under 5; three free white females 5 thru 9; one free white female 10 thru 14; and one free white female 30 thru 39 (his wife). Slaves enumerated were: one male under 10; one male 55 thru 99; two females 20 thru 23. Four persons were employed in agriculturePittsylvania County, Virginia3
186057 years of age. Provisional children listed: William, 22; Mary F., 17; Prudence, 12; and Virginia, 10Calloway County, Kentucky4
Farmer with real estate valued at $3,160 and personal property worth $8,7604

Citations

  1. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Jul 2020, entry for John Thornton and Mary Thornton, 1826, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Jul 2020, memorial page for John Thornton (1802-1879) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Nia Gray, maintained by Kathy Thompson; citing Old Salem Cemetery, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky.
  3. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Jul 2020, entry for John Thornton, 1840, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 112, line 30, FHL Microfilm 29,691, image 13 of 58, National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 1 Jul 2020), Jno Thornton, 1860, Calloway, Kentucky; citing page 243, family 445, FHL Microfilm 803,359.

Leonard H. Thornton1

M, #15215, b. circa 1810
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherMoses Thornton1 b. bt 1773 - 1775, d. Jun 1860
MotherSarah Turner1 b. 27 Mar 1781
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)
Last Edited18 Jan 2021
     Leonard H. Thornton was born circa 1810, son of Moses Thornton and Sarah Turner, in Virginia.2

     On 3 August 1847, I Moses Thornton of the County of Pittsylvania do make this my last will and testament as follows:

First I give to my wife Sally during life all that portion of my land lying on the East Side of the Henry Road, on which I now reside together with one third of my slaves for life. Also
one third of all other personal property owned by me and such portion of my household and kitchen furniture as she may desire all of which she may take at the appraised value.

Secondly I desire my Executor hereinafter named to sell all the balance of my land except that held by my wife to convey the same and divide the proceeds thereof equally among my seven children and to divide the balance of my slaves and personal property (after allowing my wifes portion) equally among them. Such division of my slaves to be made either in kind or by sale as may be desired by my children or a majority of them.

In the division of my estate among my children I desire and direct the following advancements heretofore made to be accounted for vis:

My son Wiley Thornton to account for $228.78
my daughter Susan, wife of Turner Gosney for $233.00
my daughter Mary, wife of John Thornton for $229.50
my son Leonard H. for $29.23
my son James E. Thornton for $58.25
my son Harden N. Thornton for $69.22
my son Presley D. Thornton for $567.20.

Thirdly after the death of my wife Sally I give the portion of my estate held by her for life to be equally divided among my aforesaid children. The land above designed for my wife is all that part my land lying on the East side of the road leading from Col. Joseph Martin's in Henry towards Danville.

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Wiley Thornton my Executor. Witness my hand this 3rd day of August 1847.
               (signed) Moses (X) Thornton
Witness: William M. Tredway, Ezekial Giles, Greenberry Thornton in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1

     I am unable to find death or burial information for him as of 1 Jul 2020.

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186050 years of age, living with his 87-year old father and immediately adjacent to his brother, WileySouthern District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia2
Farmer with personal property worth $5,0002
188070 years of age, single, with seven boarders living within his householdLeatherwood District, Henry County, Virginia3
Farmer3

Citations

  1. [S6184] "Wills of Pittsylvania County, Virginia", contributed by Molly Shumate, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/wills/wills02.txt , website address verified 30 Jun 2020, Will of Moses Thornton; citing Pittsylvania County Will Book 2, pages 328-329.
  2. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 28 Jun 2020), Moses Thornton, 1860, Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 410, family 394, FHL Microfilm 805,370.
  3. [S5336] "1880 United States Federal Census," digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Ancestry.com: n.p.image 38 of 57 ), entry for Leonard H. Thornton, 1880, Leatherwood, Henry, Virginia; citing page 70B, family 337, accessed 1 Jul 2020.

Louisa Thornton1

F, #14977, b. between 1798 and 1800, d. before 24 September 1850
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherRowland Thornton1 b. c 1765, d. b Nov 1828
MotherElizabeth Turner1 b. 3 Feb 1775, d. b Feb 1840
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Livingston P. Noell b. c 1806
Last Edited30 Jun 2020
     Louisa Thornton was born between 1798 and 1800, daughter of Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth Turner.2

     Louisa Thornton married Livingston P. Noell.3

     In March 1832, there is an entry showing purchasers of part of Rowland's estate to be Elizabeth, James, Greenberry and Louisa in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.4

     Louisa Noell died before 24 September 1850 when her husband was enumerated to an Isabella R.5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1840as the free white female between 30 and 39Pittsylvania County, Virginia6

Citations

  1. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 54.
  2. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for Livingston Noel, 1840, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 120, line 29, FHL Microfilm 29,691, image 29 of 58, National Archives and Records Administration. Given the times, she cannot have been born prior to her parents' marriage in 1797.
  3. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 55.
  4. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven, page 55; citing Pittsylvania Court Account Current Book 10, page 143.
  5. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for Livingston P Nowell, 1850, Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 92Am family 358, image 49 of 185; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  6. [S6008] "1840 U. S. Census," index and images, Ancestry.com, entry for Livingston Noel, 1840, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 120, line 29, FHL Microfilm 29,691, image 29 of 58.

Mary H. Thornton1

F, #15444, b. 1808, d. 18 January 1878
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherMoses Thornton2 b. bt 1773 - 1775, d. Jun 1860
MotherSarah Turner2 b. 27 Mar 1781
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

John Thornton b. 24 Nov 1802, d. 16 Feb 1879
Last Edited1 Jul 2020
     Mary H. Thornton was born in 1808, daughter of Moses Thornton and Sarah Turner, in Virginia.3

     Mary H. Thornton married John Thornton, 23, on 2 October 1826 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.4

     On 3 August 1847, I Moses Thornton of the County of Pittsylvania do make this my last will and testament as follows:

First I give to my wife Sally during life all that portion of my land lying on the East Side of the Henry Road, on which I now reside together with one third of my slaves for life. Also
one third of all other personal property owned by me and such portion of my household and kitchen furniture as she may desire all of which she may take at the appraised value.

Secondly I desire my Executor hereinafter named to sell all the balance of my land except that held by my wife to convey the same and divide the proceeds thereof equally among my seven children and to divide the balance of my slaves and personal property (after allowing my wifes portion) equally among them. Such division of my slaves to be made either in kind or by sale as may be desired by my children or a majority of them.

In the division of my estate among my children I desire and direct the following advancements heretofore made to be accounted for vis:

My son Wiley Thornton to account for $228.78
my daughter Susan, wife of Turner Gosney for $233.00
my daughter Mary, wife of John Thornton for $229.50
my son Leonard H. for $29.23
my son James E. Thornton for $58.25
my son Harden N. Thornton for $69.22
my son Presley D. Thornton for $567.20.

Thirdly after the death of my wife Sally I give the portion of my estate held by her for life to be equally divided among my aforesaid children. The land above designed for my wife is all that part my land lying on the East side of the road leading from Col. Joseph Martin's in Henry towards Danville.

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Wiley Thornton my Executor. Witness my hand this 3rd day of August 1847.
               (signed) Moses (X) Thornton
Witness: William M. Tredway, Ezekial Giles, Greenberry Thornton in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.2

     Mary H. Thornton died on 18 January 18783 and was buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky.

     Children listed with them on their memorial pages: Sarah Elizabeth Alexander (1831-1902); Susan C. Malcolm (1833-1860); William Moses Thornton (1837-1891); Mary Frances Rose (1840-1893); Ruth Ann Craig (1845-1893); Prudence Barber (1848-1904); and May Virginia Overby (1848-1894.)3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
186052 years of ageCalloway County, Kentucky1

Citations

  1. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 1 Jul 2020), Jno Thornton, 1860, Calloway, Kentucky; citing page 243, family 445, FHL Microfilm 803,359.
  2. [S6184] "Wills of Pittsylvania County, Virginia", contributed by Molly Shumate, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/wills/wills02.txt , website address verified 30 Jun 2020, Will of Moses Thornton; citing Pittsylvania County Will Book 2, pages 328-329.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 1 Jul 2020, memorial page for Mary H. Thornton (1808-1878) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Nia Gray, maintained by Kathy Thompson; citing Old Salem Cemetery, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky.
  4. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 1 Jul 2020, entry for John Thornton and Mary Thornton, 1826, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Moses Thornton

M, #3485, b. between 1773 and 1775, d. June 1860
FatherPresley Thornton1,2 b. 1735
MotherMary (--?--)2 d. b 17 Jun 1831
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

Sarah Turner b. 27 Mar 1781
Children
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     Moses Thornton was born between 1773 and 1775, son of Presley Thornton and Mary (--?--), in Virginia Colony.3,4

     Moses and Sarah Turner obtained a marriage bond on 23 December 1800 in Warren County, North Carolina.5,6,7

     On 6 January 1812, Presley Thornton's will reads: ". . . First, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her life, then to be divided among the heirs of her body."
     To my son, Zachariah, one equal share of my estate; to my son Bolen (Rowland), the same; to my daughter Elizabeth Nance, the same; to my daughter Jane Wilson, the same; to my son John, the same; to my son William, forty pounds; to my daughter Fanny Oakes, forty pounds; to my son Presley, one shilling; to my daughter Barbary Jones, one shilling; to my daughter Susannah Watts, one shilling; to my daughter Sarary Barnett, one shilling. He appoints his sons Rowland and Moses as executors. Signed with his mark. Witnesses: Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson. Ellis Wilson and Randolph McDaniel provided security for the executors.1

     In 1814, there is a survey for Moses Thornton in Pittsylvania County, Virginia for 439 acres. We know that Moses' father was a major landholder in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, but, Moses' marriage bond is in Warren County, North Carolina.8

     On 18 November 1815, the heirs of the Presley Thornton estate sold 417 acres on Mountain Run, adding a clause "reserving dower to Mary Thornton, the widow and relict of the said Presley Thornton during her natural life according to a line that has already been agreed on, by which 139 acres are allotted to the said Mary Thornton" in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.9

     William Wilson, Committee for Mary Thornton (the widow of Presley), paid for her board and upkeep to Charles T. Oakes (could he be a son of Isaac and Frances), Moses Thornton, and William Wilson.10

     On 20 August 1832, Wiliam Wilson, committee for Mary Thornton, deceased, completed all payments due on her account to Moses Thornton and others.11

     Moses Thornton left a will dated on 3 August 1847 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. I Moses Thornton of the County of Pittsylvania do make this my last will and testament as follows:

First I give to my wife Sally during life all that portion of my land lying on the East Side of the Henry Road, on which I now reside together with one third of my slaves for life. Also
one third of all other personal property owned by me and such portion of my household and kitchen furniture as she may desire all of which she may take at the appraised value.

Secondly I desire my Executor hereinafter named to sell all the balance of my land except that held by my wife to convey the same and divide the proceeds thereof equally among my seven children and to divide the balance of my slaves and personal property (after allowing my wifes portion) equally among them. Such division of my slaves to be made either in kind or by sale as may be desired by my children or a majority of them.

In the division of my estate among my children I desire and direct the following advancements heretofore made to be accounted for vis:

My son Wiley Thornton to account for $228.78
my daughter Susan, wife of Turner Gosney for $233.00
my daughter Mary, wife of John Thornton for $229.50
my son Leonard H. for $29.23
my son James E. Thornton for $58.25
my son Harden N. Thornton for $69.22
my son Presley D. Thornton for $567.20.

Thirdly after the death of my wife Sally I give the portion of my estate held by her for life to be equally divided among my aforesaid children. The land above designed for my wife is all that part my land lying on the East side of the road leading from Col. Joseph Martin's in Henry towards Danville.

Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Wiley Thornton my Executor. Witness my hand this 3rd day of August 1847.
               (signed) Moses (X) Thornton
Witness: William M. Tredway, Ezekial Giles, Greenberry Thornton.12

     Moses Thornton died in June 1860 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia Colony.13,14

     Find a Grave has a memorial page for him that claims he was born 15 Mar 1776 and died 22 Jun 1860 with a non-cemetery burial, although a note on the site states he is buried 1/4 mile off the road behind the house at 244 West Fork Road, Cascade, Virginia. Absolutely no documentation is available.15

     His estate was probated on 16 July 1860 at a county court held for the county of Pittsylvania on the 16th day of July 1860. The last will and testament of Moses Thornton was proved by Ezekiel P. Giles and Greenberry Thornton two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and was ordered to be recorded - And on the motion of Wiley Thornton the Executor therein named who made oath and with Drury Blair, Greenberry Thornton and Jefferson Dalton as his sureties who made oath to their sufficiency entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of thirty six thousand dollars, conditioned according to certificate is granted him for obtaining probate of said will in due form.

Teste: L. Scruggs, Clk Pittsylvania County Circuit Court.16

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1810with one white tithable, two slaves, and three horses17

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1820this is more likely him; with three free white males under 10; two free white males 10 through 15; two free white males 16 thru 25; one free white male 45 and over; two free white females 10 thru 15; one free white female 26 thru 44; and one male slave under 14; one male slave 14 thru 25; four female slaves 14 thru 25; 1 female slave 26 thru 44. Six people were engaged in agriculture. He is living close to a man named John Thornton (line 24) who could be his brotherPittsylvania County, Virginia18
1830with two free white males 10 thru 14; two free white males 15 thru 19; one free white male 50 thru 59 (himself); one free white female 50 thru 59 (his wife); as well as one male slave 10 thru 23; one male slave 24 thru 35; one female slave under 10; two female slaves 10 thru 23 for a total of six slaves. Roland Thornton was on line 14Pittsylvania County, Virginia19
1840with one free white male 20 thru 29; one free white male 50 thru 59 (himself); one free white female 40 thru 49 (his wife). Slaves enumerated were: three males under 3; one male 10 thru 23; one male 24 thru 35; one male 36 thru 54; four females under 10; one female 10 thru 23; two females 24 thru 35 for a total of thirteen slaves. Six people were employed in agriculturePittsylvania County, Virginia20
185075 years of age and living in the household of Nathan Lane, age 45 and his familySouthern District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia3
Farmer with real estate valued at $2,0423
186087 years of age with his son Leonard H. Thornton, age 50, and immediately adjacent to Wiley Thornton, age 57, and his family (keep in mind that census enumeration was as of 1 Jun so obviously Moses died about that time and thus was counted). I believe Leonard H. was their son as was Wiley, but I have no documentation at this time for thisSouthern District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Colony4
Farmer with real estate valued at $4,500 and personal property worth $12,0004

Citations

  1. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  2. [S6186] "Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1860 Death Register, Part 1", email at e-mail address, contributed by Gayle Austin, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/vitals/deaths/1860-01.txt , website address verified 30 Jun 2020, Moses Thornton.
  3. [S5959] "1850 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (www.ancestry.com), accessed 28 Jun 2020, entry for Moses Thornton in household of Nathan Lane, Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 95B, family 412, image 56 of 185; citing original data from the National Archives MIcrofilm Publication M432.
  4. [S5784] "1860 United States Federal Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. (ancestry.com): accessed 28 Jun 2020), Moses Thornton, 1860, Southern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 410, family 394, FHL Microfilm 805,370.
  5. [S637] Ingmire, Frances T.. Warren County, North Carolina, Marriage Records 1780-1867 (Athens: Iberian Publishing Company, 1993), Marriage Bond 23.
  6. [S637] Ingmire. Warren Co., NC Marr. Rcds. 1780-1867, Brides, page 00073.
  7. [S2989] "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ7-SRM4, entry for Moses Thornton and Salley Turner, 1800, Warren County, North Carolina, accessed 28 Jun 2020).
  8. [S3262] Dodson, Roger C.. Property Lines From The Old Survey Books, Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1746 to 1840 (Danville, Virginia: R. C. D., 1995), page 19.
  9. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 52, citing Pittsylvania Deed Book 19, page 365.
  10. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 53; citing Pittsylvania County Accounts Current Book 8, page 260.
  11. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 53; citing Pittsylvania County Accounts Current Book 10, page 181.
  12. [S6184] "Wills of Pittsylvania County, Virginia", contributed by Molly Shumate, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/wills/wills02.txt , website address verified 30 Jun 2020, Will of Moses Thornton; citing Pittsylvania County Will Book 2, pages 328-329.
  13. [S6179] "Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917," index, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jun 2020, entry for Moses Thornton, 1860, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, FHL Microfilm 33,327.
  14. [S6186] "Pittsylvania Co., VA 1860 Death, part 1," online http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/vitals/deaths/1860-01.txt , Moses Thornton. Register provides the names of his parents.
  15. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Jun 2020, memorial page for Preston Moses "Moses" Thornton (1776-1860) at memorial page... Maintained by Sonia Nance Roberts; citing buried Cascade, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
  16. [S6184] "Pittsylvania Co., Wills," online http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/wills/wills02.txt , Will of Moses Thornton; citing Pittsylvania Will Book 2, pages 328-329.
  17. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 54; citing Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia by Schreiner-Yantis, page M-11.
  18. [S3850] 1820 United States Federal Census, Moses Thornton, 1820, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 54, line 29, image 15 of 63, unknown cd5 28 Jun 2020 household; digital image, Ancestry.com (access through subscription); citing National Archives microfilm M33.
  19. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 28 Jun 2020, entry for Moses Thornton, 1830, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 408, line 11, FHL Microfilm 29,680|image 187 of 196; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration.
  20. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for Moses Thornton, 1840, Pittsylvania, Virginia; citing page 121, line 5, FHL Microfilm 29,691, image 31 of 58, National Archives and Records Administration.

Polly Thornton1

F, #14954, b. between 1798 and 1800, d. before 1840
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherRowland Thornton1 b. c 1765, d. b Nov 1828
MotherElizabeth Turner1 b. 3 Feb 1775, d. b Feb 1840
ChartsDescendant Chart (Box)

Family

William Clanton b. bt 1791 - 1800
Last Edited30 Jun 2020
     Polly Thornton was born between 1798 and 1800, daughter of Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth Turner.2

     Polly Thornton married William Clanton on 28 October 1815 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, with consent of her father.1,3

     Polly Thornton died before 1840 when she was not enumerated with her husband.4

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1830as the free white female 30 thru 39Henry County, Virginia5

Citations

  1. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page 54.
  2. [S5986] "1830 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for William Clanton, 1830, Henry, Virginia; citing page 187, line 7, FHL Microfilm 29,674, image 7 of 56; citing original data from the National Archives and Records Administration. Given the times, she cannot have been born prior to her parents' marriage in 1797.
  3. [S234] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850," database, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc.: (Provo, Utah), accessed 29 Jun 2020, entry for William Clanton and Polly Thornton, 1815, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
  4. [S6008] "1840 United States Federal Census," index and images, (Ancestry.com: (Provo, Utah), accessed 30 Jun 2020, entry for William Clanton, 1840, Henry, Virginia; citing page 286, line 22, FHL Microfilm 29,687, image 27 of 56, National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S5986] "1830 U.S. Census," index and images, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, entry for William Clanton, 1830, Henry, Virginia; citing page 187, line 7, FHL Microfilm 29,674, image 7 of 56.

Presley Thornton

M, #1049, b. 1735

Family 1

Children

Family 2

Mary (--?--) d. b 17 Jun 1831
Child
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     
Other Presley Thorntons

     There is much confusion in online family trees, etc., concerning various men named Presley Thornton in Virginia. This has resulted in incorrect references to the Presley Thornton who lived in Pittsylvania County.

     Mr. Fox, in his well-researched book on the Thornton family, performed the same research as I did and found the same people I found: Captain Presley Thornton who served in Col. George Baylor's Regiment of Light Dragoons of Continental Troops. He was from Caroline County and received Bounty Land Warrants #846 on 17 Jun 1783 for 4,000 acres of land; Warrant #4693 on 20 Mar 1796 for 667 acres and Warrant #500-300 for 300 acres in 1811. He died in Kentucky. He should not be confused with Presley Thornton of Pittsylvania County who left a will delineating his heirs.

     Colonel Peter Presley Thornton served as Aide-de-Camp to General Washington in September 1777 and was from Northumberland County. No record can be found for a Bounty Land Warrant for him and he is believed to have died before 1781. Nor should this man be confused with "our" Presley Thornton.

     Finally, we come to a man named Peter Presley Thornton who is incorrectly placed among the descendants of "my" Presley Thornton. Some of the confusion rests with an entry in M. C. Clement's History of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, where he notes on page 205 the formation of Masonic Lodge No. 24 which was established at Pittsylvania Court House (near Chatham, Virginia) on 15 Sep 1788. Listed among those present for the first meeting was Peter Presley Thornton. Mr. Fox was able to established correspondence with the Secretary of this Lodge who furnished him with holographic copies of Lodge minutes from 15 Sep 1788 to 27 Dec 1790. This are all the extant records up to the point the Lodge became inactive in 1806.

     The Thornton name is listed nine times. In each occasion the name was recorded as Peter P. Thornton. At no time was the middle name listed as Presley. So, why does Mr. Fox believe that he could not have been "my" Presley or his son Presley?
          1. "My" Presley was always listed in other documents simply as Presley, never as Peter Presley or Peter P. The same constraint applies to his son Presley.

          2. The Pittsylvania Court House in Chatham where the Lodge was located is 30 miles, plus/minus, from Cascade where "my" Peter lived. This is a major distance to travel during this period.

          3. None of "my" Presleys' sons or sons-in-law ever appear in the described Lodge minutes. Nor does any other male named Thornton.

          4. Whereas the P. in the name Peter P. Thornton may well have stood for "Presley" and it probably did, no proof of this has ever been found in documentation from the period.

          5. The Grand Lodge of Virginia has card files of early members of Masonic Lodges statewide. There is an entry for Presley P. Thornton as a member of Halifax Hiram Lodge No. 36 on 24 Nov 1823. A Presley P. Thornton of Halifax is named in Pittsylvania County Deed Book 25, pages 313 on 25 Apr 1823 on which a Presley P. and others bought land in Pittsylvania County. This must have been the same person as listed in Hiram Lodge. It is possible this is the Peter P. listed in Pittsylvania Lodge No. 24. It could not have been "my" Presley, who died circa 1812 or his son, Presley, who was proved to have been living in Tennessee in 1823.

     I concur with Mr. Fox's thorough analysis. Therefore, unless documents from the period become available to refute his belief, we have to agree that "my" Presley Thornton or his son, Presley, was never the Presley P. Thornton mentioned above.1
     Presley Thornton was born in 1735 or 1736.2

     Presley married Mary (--?--) in 1762. I am unable to find a marriage record for them as of 20 Nov 2020.2

     He performed his Military Service as a private in Benjamin Lankford's Regiment of Militia during the American Revolution. This has not been proven.

     Alleged proof of this is contained in a letter dated 19 Apr 1927 from the Adjutant General's Office of the War Department, Washington, D. C. to (presumably) Rosa Thornton Lane when she was gathering proof for her membership in the DAR.
          The letter reads: "The records show that one Presley Thornton, Soldier of Virginia Infantry, organization now shown, served in that war, his name under the heading "A list of soldiers of the line of Continental Establishment who have received certificates for the balance of their full pay agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed November session 1781, which shows that on Dec. 16, 1783 the sum of 45 pounds was received by Benjamin Lankford. No further record of his service has been found. . . Benjamin Lankford was a Burgess from Pittsylvania County."

     However, Rosa Thornton Lane's research has been flagged by the DAR. "The proof of service used to establish this person as a patriot is no longer valid. Subsequent evaluation of the proof of service may have determined that the proof is not acceptable under today's standards (examples: tombstone, obituary, undocumented genealogy or county history, family tradition); the service belongs to another person of the same name; the residence of this person during the Revolution is inconsistent with the service, or multiple people have claimed the same service. Future applicants must provide proof of service (and possibly residence) that meets current standards." They believe this service to have been that of his son, which seems a stretch to me.

     I am attaching an image of the one military record which appears to relate to this Presley Thornton..3

     On 2 June 1782, he purchased land 'on the water of Mountain Creek' for £300 from William McBee of North Carolina at Pittsylvania County, Virginia, which was not recorded until 21 Jun 1783.4

     On 16 December 1783, the sum of £45 was received by Benjamin Lankford, who was a Burgess from PIttsylvania County. Presley's name was on a list of soldiers of the line of Continental Establishment who received a certificate for the balance of their full pay agreeable to an Act of Assembly passed November session 1781.5

     On 17 November 1794, Presley purchased 223 acres on Mountain Creek from Ignatius Wilson for £5 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, which was recorded 16 Feb 1795.6

     On 30 March 1811, Presley, with three of his sons as witnessee (Moses, John, and Zachariah) sold 28 acres of land to Roland for £20 on the branches of Cascade Creek at Pittsylvania County, Virginia, which was recorded 15 Apr 1811.7

     Presley Thornton left a will dated on 6 January 1812 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Presley Thornton's will reads: ". . . First, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her life, then to be divided among the heirs of her body."
     To my son, Zachariah, one equal share of my estate; to my son Bolen (Rowland), the same; to my daughter Elizabeth Nance, the same; to my daughter Jane Wilson, the same; to my son John, the same; to my son William, forty pounds; to my daughter Fanny Oakes, forty pounds; to my son Presley, one shilling; to my daughter Barbary Jones, one shilling; to my daughter Susannah Watts, one shilling; to my daughter Sarary Barnett, one shilling. He appoints his sons Rowland and Moses as executors. Signed with his mark. Witnesses: Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson. Ellis Wilson and Randolph McDaniel provided security for the executors.8

     His estate was probated on 13 May 1815 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. At his death, Presley had title to 417 acres, proven by the administration of his estate.8,9

     On 18 November 1815, the heirs of the Presley Thornton estate sold 417 acres on Mountain Run, adding a clause "reserving dower to Mary Thornton, the widow and relict of the said Presley Thornton during her natural life according to a line that has already been agreed on, by which 139 acres are allotted to the said Mary Thornton."10

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782with 150 acresPittslyvania County, Virginia11
1783with 150 acresPittsylvania County, Virginia12
1784250 acresPittsylvania County, Virginia13
1810with two white tithables, four slaves and four horses. His sons (Moses, Rolling, Zachariah, John and William are listed separatelyPittsylvania County, Virginia14

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1782with ten White Souls and no Black SoulsPittsylvania County, Virginia15
1787with one white male over 16, but under 21, two horses and seventeen head of cattlePittsylvania County, Virginia16

Citations

  1. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: pages 47-49.
  2. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page C.
  3. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 48.
  4. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 46.
  5. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 48, citing Revolutionary War Files at the National Archives, vol. 176, page 293.
  6. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 46, citing Deed Book 10, page 119, either an error of transcription or there must be some other explanation for low cost.
  7. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 52, citing Pittsylvania Deed Book 17, page 273.
  8. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  9. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 46, for acreage held at death.
  10. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter Seven: page 52, citing Pittsylvania Deed Book 19, page 365.
  11. [S2221] "1782 Land Taxes Pittsylvania County, Virginia", online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vapittsy/1782LandTaxes.htm , website address verified 1 Jun 2019, accessed 12 Oct 2009.
  12. [S6180] "1782 Land Taxes Pittsylvania County, Virginia", online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1782LandTaxes.htm , uploaded 28 Jun 2020.
  13. [S6181] "A List of the changes of Property of the Land in Pittsylvania for the year 1784", online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~vapittsy/1784alterations.htm , uploaded 28 Jun 2020.
  14. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 49-50, citing A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia by Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love.
  15. [S6182] "1782 Census of Pittsylvania County, Virginia", online at https://sites.rootsweb.com/%7Evapittsy/census.htm , uploaded 28 Jun 2020.
  16. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 49, citing vol. 1, The 1787 Census of Virginia by Netti Schreiner-Yantis and Florene Speakman Love.
  17. [S3254] Fox," Thornton: Branches to Westward," typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author to Library of Toby Turner, Chapter 7: Pittsylvania and Henry Counties 1782-1835, page 46, citing Deed Book 17, page 273.
  18. [S6186] "Pittsylvania County, Virginia 1860 Death Register, Part 1", email at e-mail address, contributed by Gayle Austin, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/vitals/deaths/1860-01.txt , website address verified 30 Jun 2020, Moses Thornton.

Presley Thornton1

M, #16889, b. 28 December 1755
FatherPresley Thornton1 b. 1735

Family

Mary Growley
Last Edited8 Feb 2022
     Presley Thornton was born on 28 December 1755 or on 28 Dec 1757, son of Presley Thornton, in Orange County, Virginia Colony.2

     Presley Thornton, 28, married Mary Growley on 1 December 1784 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.3,4

     On 6 January 1812, Presley Thornton's will reads: ". . . First, I lend to my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her life, then to be divided among the heirs of her body."
     To my son, Zachariah, one equal share of my estate; to my son Bolen (Rowland), the same; to my daughter Elizabeth Nance, the same; to my daughter Jane Wilson, the same; to my son John, the same; to my son William, forty pounds; to my daughter Fanny Oakes, forty pounds; to my son Presley, one shilling; to my daughter Barbary Jones, one shilling; to my daughter Susannah Watts, one shilling; to my daughter Sarary Barnett, one shilling. He appoints his sons Rowland and Moses as executors. Signed with his mark. Witnesses: Clement Wilson, Agnatius Wilson, Mary Wilson. Ellis Wilson and Randolph McDaniel provided security for the executors.1

Citations

  1. [S2261] Adams, Lela C. and Bassett, Virginia, abstractors. Abstracts of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Wills, 1767-1820 (Easley: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1986), page 179.
  2. [S3254] "Thornton: Branches to Westward," Fox, Richard Thornton, typescript, 13 Apr 2000 sent by author, Library of Toby Turner, Houston, Harris County, Texas, Chapter Seven: page C.
  3. [S2220] Pittsylvania County, Virginia Marriages 1700-1799, contributed by Cecil D. McDonald, Jr. and transcribed by Wes Blair and Pam Miller, online at ( http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/pittsylvania/vitals/marriages/1700-1799.txt ), uploaded 29 Jun 2008, site verified as active 3 Jun 2019, accessed 12 Oct 2009.
  4. [S614] "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800," index, Ancestry.com (ancestry.com, accessed 28 Jun 2020, entry for Presley Thornton and Mary Growley, 1784, Pittsylvania County, Virginia; citing original data from the The Generations Network Inc., Virginia Marriages to 1800.