John Spencer THORNTON

John Spencer THORNTON

Male 1827 - 1891  (64 years)

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  • Name John Spencer THORNTON  [1
    Born 11 Oct 1827  , Vermilion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Census 1830  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1830 U.S. Federal Census 
    • Nathan Thornton, Home in 1830: Vermilion, Illinois; Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2; Free White Persons - Males 20 thr 29: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 5 thr 9: 1; Free White Persons - 20 thr 29: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 3; Free White Persons - 20 thr 49:  2; Total Free White Persons:  5; Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5.
    • Role: Household Member
    Census 1830  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1830 U.S. Federal Census 
    • Nathan Thornton, Home in 1830: Vermilion, Illinois; Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2; Free White Persons - Males 20 thr 29: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 5 thr 9: 1; Free White Persons - 20 thr 29: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 3; Free White Persons - 20 thr 49: 2; Total Free White Persons: 5; Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5.
    • Role: Household Member
    1830 Census
    1830 Census
    Census 1840  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1840 U.S. Federal 
    • Nathan Thornton; Home in 1840: Vermilion, Illinois; Free White Persons - Males - 5 thr 9: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 3; Free White Persons - Males - 40 thr 49: 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 2; No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 11; Free White Persons - 20 thr 49: 3; Total Free White Persons: 14; Total All Persons - Free Wite, Free Colored, Slaves: 14.
    • Role: Household Member
    Census 1840  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1840 U.S. Federal 
    • Nathan Thornton; Home in 1840: Vermilion, Illinois; Free White Persons - Males - 5 thr 9: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 3; Free White Persons - Males - 40 thr 49: 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 2; No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 11; Free White Persons - 20 thr 49: 3; Total Free White Persons: 14; Total All Persons - Free Wite, Free Colored, Slaves: 14.
    • Role: Household Member
    1840 census
    1840 census
    Residence 1869 
    Residence 1874 
    Census 7 Jul 1880  Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    • 1) J.S. Thornton, head of household, white, male, age 32, born in Illinois, single, fathern born North Carolina, mother born in Ohio, farmer.
      2) Mary F. Thornton, daughter, white, female, age 18, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana, keeping house.
      3) Ambrose W. Thornton, son, white, male, age 16, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana, farming.
      4)  William H. Thornton, son, white, male, age 14, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana.
      5) Nathan Thornton, son, white, male, age 12, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana.
      6) Charity Thornton, daughter, white, female, age 9, born in Missouri, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana.
      7) Mary Etta Thornton, daughter, white, female, age 7, born in Missouri, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana.
      8) John L. Thornton, son, white, male, age 3, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana.
      9) Virginia Thornton, servant, white, female, age 20, born in Iowa, father and mother born in Ohio.
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    _UID EB710DB8A73C49F88E49DB197F2F2E170361 
    Died 18 Nov 1891  [7
    Person ID I1796  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2016 

    Father Nathan THORNTON,   b. 25 Apr 1799, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1878, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Charity COOK,   b. 15 Mar 1805, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1853, Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1821  Liberty, Union, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    • Nathan and Charity were second cousins. His father and Charity's mother were first cousins
    Census 17 Sep 1850  Fort Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F1590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther LEWIS,   b. 30 Mar 1833, , Vermillion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1879, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1850  , Vermilion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Rachel THORNTON,   b. 1851,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Evangeline THORNTON,   b. 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Samantha J. THORNTON,   b. 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas C. THORNTON,   b. 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Frances THORNTON,   b. 1862,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ambrose THORNTON,   b. 1864,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. William H. THORNTON,   b. 1866,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Nathan THORNTON,   b. 1868,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Charity THORNTON,   b. 1871,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Mary Etta THORNTON,   b. 1873,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. John W. THORNTON,   b. 1877,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F699  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 U.S. Federal - 1840 - , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jul 1880 - Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He is connected with the Society of Friends Church.

  • Sources 
    1. [S652] Polk, Douglas Twp., TMG Src#: 68.

    2. [S863] Iowa, Polk County - 1880 - U.S. Census, Iowa, County, (http://Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010), T9, roll 360, Douglas, enumeration district (ED) 171, p. 517A, dwelling 221, family 221 (Reliability: 3).
      J.S. Thornton, head of household, white, male, age 32, born in Illinois, single, fathern born North Carolina, mother born in Ohio, farmer; Mary F. Thornton, daughter, white, female, age 18, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana, keeping house; Ambrose W. Thornton, son, white, male, age 16, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana, farming; William H. Thornton, son, white, male, age 14, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana; Nathan Thornton, son, white, male, age 12, single, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana; Charity Thornton, daughter, white, female, age 9, born in Missouri, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana; Mary Etta Thornton, daughter, white, female, age 7, born in Missouri, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana; John L. Thornton, son, white, male, age 3, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana; Virginia Thornton, servant, white, female, age 20, born in Iowa, father and mother born in Ohio.

    3. [S850] Illinois, Vermillion County - 1830 U.S. census, Illinois, Vermilion County, (www.Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010), M19, roll 23, p. 103, Nathan Thornton, accessed 19 Mar 2016 (Reliability: 3).
      Nathan Thornton, Home in 1830: Vermilion, Illinois; Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2; Free White Persons - Males 20 thr 29: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 5 thr 9: 1; Free White Persons - 20 thr 29: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 3; Free White Persons - 20 thr 49:  2; Total Free White Persons:  5; Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5.

    4. [S850] Illinois, Vermillion County - 1830 U.S. census, Illinois, Vermilion County, (www.Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010), M19, roll 23, p. 103, Nathan Thornton, accessed 19 Mar 2016 (Reliability: 3).
      Nathan Thornton, Home in 1830: Vermilion, Illinois; Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2; Free White Persons - Males 20 thr 29: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 5 thr 9: 1; Free White Persons - 20 thr 29: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 3; Free White Persons - 20 thr 49: 2; Total Free White Persons: 5; Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5.

    5. [S851] Illinois, Vermillion County - 1840 U.S. census, Illinois, Vermilion County, (www.Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010), M704, roll 71, p. 126, line 5, Nathan Thornton, accessed 19 Mar 2016. (Reliability: 3).
      Nathan Thornton; Home in 1840: Vermilion, Illinois; Free White Persons - Males - 5 thr 9: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 3; Free White Persons - Males - 40 thr 49: 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 2; No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 11; Free White Persons - 20 thr 49: 3; Total Free White Persons: 14; Total All Persons - Free Wite, Free Colored, Slaves: 14.

    6. [S382] 1880 Census IA Polk Co, TMG Src#: 420., J.S. Thornton (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S262] Gary E. Jolley, Descendants of Peter Cook, TMG Src#: 307.

    8. [S243] Ancestoral chart of Martin Lut, TMG Src#: 286.

    9. [S522] Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892, Compiler: Jordan Dodd, ((Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2004)), TMG Src#: 554.

    10. [S710] 1850 Census Thornton Nathan, (17 Sep 1850), TMG Src#: 735.

    11. [S442] Illinois Marriages, Compiler: Jordan Doodd, Liahona Research, (MyFamily.com, Inc, Provo, Utah, 2004), TMG Src#: 477., Esther Lewis, spouse John S. Thornton, marriage date 4 Apr 1850, marriage county Vermilion (Reliability: 3).


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