Nathan THORNTON

Nathan THORNTON

Male 1799 - 1878  (79 years)

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  • Name Nathan THORNTON  [1
    Born 25 Apr 1799  North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Have also seen information that he was born in Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina, United States.
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Alt. Birth 25 Apr 1799  Bush River MM, Newberry, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1820  Randolph, Miami, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Role: Occupant
    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    Residence Between 1826 and 1845  Elwod Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • According to U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, Nathan purchased 80 acres in Township 17 North, Range 11 West, section 22 in Vermilion County, Illinois. This is in the area of Elwood Township, which comprised all of township 17, range 11. Three-fourths of the land now comprising Elwood Township is deep rich black loam soil and sufficiently rolling to make the best farms. The Little Vermilion river runs across the northwest corner
    Census 1830  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    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.
    1830 Census
    1830 Census
    Census 1840  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    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.
    1840 census
    1840 census
    Residence Between 1845 and 1878  Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 17 Sep 1850  , Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) Nathan Thornton, farmer, age 51, birthplace North Carolina, value of real estate $2500.
      2) Charity Thornton, age 45, birthplace South Carolina.
      3) Newton Thornton, age 18, birthplace Illinois.
      4) Anne Thornton, age 13, birthplace Illinois.
      5) Jane Thornton, age 11, birthplace Illinois.
      6) William Thornton, age 8, birthplace Illinois.
      7) Thomas F. Thornton, age 5, birthplace Illinois.
    1850 Census
    1850 Census
    Census 1856  Delaware, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1) Nathan Thornton, age 57, male, married, resident in the state for six years; born in North Carolina, farmer, owns his land consisting of 216 acres of improved land.
      2) Jemima Thornton, age 40, born in Ohio, married.
      3) Newton Thornton, male, age 23, born in Illinois.
      4) Anna Thornton, female, age 19, born in Illinois.
      5) Jane Thornton, female, age 16, born in Illinois.
    1856 Census
    1856 Census
    Census 30 Jun 1860  Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) Nathan Thornton, head, male, age 60, value of real estate $4,000, birth place North Carolina.
      2) J. Thornton, wife, age 40, birth place Indiana.
      3) Jane Thornton, age 19, birth place Illinois.
      4) W. Thornton, male, age 18, birth place Illinois, working as farm hand.
      5) J. Thornton, male, age 15, birth place Illinois, working as a farm hand.
      6) F.W. Thornton, male, age 4, birth place Iowa.
    THORNTON, NATHAN and RILEY - 1860 US Census.jpg
    1860 Census
    Census 1 Aug 1870  Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • 1) N. Thornton, head, farmer, male, white, age 71, value of real estate $6,000, born in North Carolina.
      2) Jemima Thornton, female, white, age 54, born in Ohio.
      3) Frank, white male, age 14, born in Iowa.
    1870 Census
    1870 Census
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    _FSFTID LHCB-VNC 
    _UID C21835C2AE1243CEBF2CD918D0CC328BD75F 
    Died 7 Aug 1878  Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 Aug 1878  Greenwood Cemetery, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • row 8, 23rd space. Nathan is buried between his first and second wife. In 1865, along with Mr. & Mrs. Powell Johnson he deeded approximately 2.56 acres for Greenwood Cemetery and Church to Society of Friends of Greenwood (a Quaker organization)
    Tombstone Nathan Thornton
    Tombstone Nathan Thornton
    Tombstone of Nathan Thornton
    Person ID I4642  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2017 

    Father Thomas J. THORNTON,   b. 11 Oct 1762, Snow Camp, Alamance, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1834, , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Abigail SPENCER,   b. Feb 1773, , , South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1810, , Miami, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married Feb 1792  Randolph, , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F1594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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  [14, 15
    • 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  [16
    Children 
     1. Maria THORNTON,   b. 27 Apr 1823,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Riley H THORNTON,   b. 1 Nov 1824, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1900, Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +3. John Spencer THORNTON,   b. 11 Oct 1827, , Vermilion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1891  (Age 64 years)
    +4. Calvin THORNTON,   b. 7 Jan 1830, , Vermilion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1908  (Age 78 years)
    +5. Newton THORNTON,   b. 9 Apr 1832, , Vermillion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1903, Hemet, Riverside, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Marietta THORNTON,   b. 3 Apr 1834, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Anna THORNTON,   b. 15 Oct 1837, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Jane THORNTON,   b. 28 Oct 1839, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William THORNTON,   b. 7 Apr 1842, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Thomas Jefferson THORNTON,   b. 13 Nov 1844, , Vermillion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1590  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jemima PEARSON,   b. 20 Jun 1814,   d. 18 Mar 1882, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1854  , Story, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Census 30 Jun 1860  Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Nathan Thornton, male, 66 years old, born in North Carolina, with real estate owned valued at $4,000 and personal estate valued at $700
    Children 
     1. Franklin Delaware THORNTON,   b. 1857,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. THORNTON,   b. 5 Mar 1859, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1859, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F698  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Apr 1799 - North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - 25 Apr 1799 - Bush River MM, Newberry, South Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1820 - Randolph, Miami, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jul 1821 - Liberty, Union, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 U.S. Federal Census - 1830 - , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 U.S. Federal - 1840 - , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1845 and 1878 - Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Sep 1850 - , Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Sep 1850 - Fort Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Jun 1860 - Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Jun 1860 - Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Aug 1870 - Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1878 - Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Aug 1878 - Greenwood Cemetery, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Nathan Thornton
    Thornton, Riley and Charity.jpg
    Thornton, Riley and Charity.jpg

    Documents
    History of Vermilion County Illinois
    History of Vermilion County Illinois

    Histories
    History of Vermilion, Illinois
    History of Vermilion, Illinois

  • Sources 
    1. [S641] Thornton-Cook, Warren, Larry Warren, (February 1972), TMG Src#: 67.

    2. [S21] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 3 Apr 2017), entry for Nathan Thornton, person ID LHCB-VNC. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S628] Thorntons of NC, Compiler: Kenneth Thornton, (Unknown, North Carolina, 1999), TMG Src#: 657.

    4. [S849] Ohio, Montgomery County - 1820 U.S. census, Ohio, Montgomery County, (http://www.Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), M33, roll 94, Randolph, Thomas Thornton, accessed 19 Mar 2016 (Reliability: 3).
      Thomas Thornton; home in 1820 Randolph, Montgomery, Ohio; Enumeration Date 7 Aug 1820; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thr 15: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thr 25: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1[; Free White P ersons - Females - Under 10: 3; Free White Persons - Females - 10 thr 15: 1; Free White Persons - Females 16 thr 25: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1; Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 3; Free White Persons - Under 16: 7; Free White Persons - Over 25: 2; Total Free White Persons: 12; Total All Persons - Whites, Slaves, Colored, Other: 12.

    5. [S624] U.S. General land Office Records, Ancestry.com, (Original data: United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007.), TMG Src#: 652., Nathan Thornton (Reliability: 2).

    6. [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.

    7. [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.

    8. [S855] Iowa, Polk County - 1850 - U.S. Census, Iowa, Polk, (http://www.Ancestry.cin: National Archives and Records Administration, 2009), M432, roll 188, p. 61A, dwelling 134, family 759, Nathan Thornton household (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S860] Iowa, Polk County - 1856 - State census, Iowa, Polk, (Digital images. 2007. \i Ancestry.com\i0 . http://www.ancestry.com : n.d.), Delaware, p. 645, dwelling 60, family 60, line 34, Nathan Thornton household; (http://www.ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Nathan Thornton, age 57, male, married, resident in the state for six years; born in North Carolina, farmer, owns his land; 216 acres of improved land; Jemima Thornton, age 40, born in Ohio, married; Newton Thornton, male, age 23, born in Illinois; Anna Thornton, female, age 19, born in Illinois; Jane Thornton, female, age 16, born in Illinois.

    10. [S857] Iowa, Polk County - 1860 - U.S. census, Iowa, Polk County, (http://www.Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2009), M653, roll 338, Douglas, p. 111, dwelling 815, family 721, Nathan Thornton household (Reliability: 3).
      Nathan Thornton, head, male, age 60, value of real estate $4,000, birth place North Carolina; J. Thornton, wife, age 40, birth place Indiana; Jane Thornton, age 19, birth place Illinois; W. Thornton, male, age 18, birth place Illinois, working as farm hand; J. Thornton, male, age 15, birth place Illinois, working as a farm hand; F.W. Thornton, male, age 4, birth place Iowa.

    11. [S858] Iowa, Polk County - 1870 - U.S. Census, Iowa, Polk County, (http://Ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 209), M593, roll 415, Douglas Township, p. 303A, dwelling 71, family 72, Nathan Thornton household (Reliability: 3).
      N. Thornton, head, farmer, male, white, age 71, value of real estate $6,000, born in North Carolina; Jemima Thornton, female, white, age 54, born in Ohio; Frank, white male, age 14, born in Iowa.

    12. [S855] Iowa, Polk County - 1850 - U.S. Census, Iowa, Polk, (http://www.Ancestry.cin: National Archives and Records Administration, 2009), M432, roll 188, p. 61A, dwelling 134, family 759, Nathan Thornton household (Reliability: 3).
      Nathan Thornton, male, age 51, value of homestead $2500, birthplace North Carolina; Charity Thornton, female, age 45, birthplace South Carolina; Newton Thornton, age 18, birthplace Illinois; Anne Thornton, age 13, birthplace Illinois; Jane Thornton, age 11, birthplace Illinois; William Thornton, age 8, birthplace Illinois; Thomas F. Thornton, age 5, birthplace Illinois.

    13. [S662] Badger to Debbie, Letter, 09/0, Letha Badger, (email dated September 1, 1998), TMG Src#: 69.

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

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

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

    17. [S859] Iowa, Select Marriages, 1809-1992, Ancestry.com, ((http://www.Ancestry.com : 2014)), accessed 20 Mar 2016), Nathan Thornton. (Reliability: 3).
      Nathan Thornton, male, marriage date 6 Oct 1854, marriage place Story, Iowa, spouse Jamiah Person, FHL Film Number 1403711.

    18. [S310] Iowa, Polk County - 1860 - U.S. census, TMG Src#: 350., Nathan Thornton (Reliability: 0).


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