Thomas J. THORNTON

Thomas J. THORNTON

Male 1762 - 1834  (72 years)

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  • Name Thomas J. THORNTON  [1
    Immigration late 1700  [1
    • Charleston, Pennsylvania
    Born 11 Oct 1762  Snow Camp, Alamance, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Ancestor Interest MEDIUM 
    Alt. Birth 11 Oct 1762  , Orange, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1776  Ninety Six District, Province of South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • The 96th District is a former judicial district in South Carolina, existing as a district from 29 Jul 1769 to 31 Dec 1799. The court house and jail for Ninety-Six District were in Ninety Six, South Carolina. During the colonial period, the land around the cost was divided into parishes corresponding to the parishes of the Church of England. In addition, there were also several counties that had judicial and electoral functions. As people settled in the backcountry, judicial districts and additional counties were formed. This structure continued and grew after the Revolutionary War. By 1800, all counties were renamed as districts until 1868 when the districts were converted back to counties. Nine-Six District was created on 29 Jul 1769 as the most western of the seven original districts within the Province of South Carolina. Its boundaries included the current Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, Saluda, Greenwood, Laurens, Union, and Spartanburg counties; much of the Cherokee and Newberry counties; and small parts of Aiken and Greenville Counties. As a result of the 1785 Act, districts in South Carolina were further subdivided into counties. The Ninety-Six District was given the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg, and Union. On 1 Jan 1800, Ninety-Six District was abolished and replaced by Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, Laurens, and Newberry Districts.
    Immigration Dec 1782  Advocate Harbour, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • According to the book "Thorntons in North Carolina," Thomas, with his father and siblings, left Charleston, South Carolina when the city fell to the American forces as they were Loyalists
    Immigration 1786  North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7
    • Thomas returned to the U.S. after the death of his father, and also because North Carolina pardoned Loyalists after the war was over
    Residence Apr 1793  Surry, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Randolph, Miami, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9, 10
    • Household consisting of one male child under 10; two males 10 thru 15; two males 16 thru 25; one male 45 and over; three females under 10; one female 10 thru 15; one female 16 thru 25, one female 26 thru 44; three persons engaged in agriculture; seven free white persons under 16; and two free white persons over 25, for a total of 12 free white persons.
    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    1820 U.S. Federal Census
    Census 1830  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 11
    • Thomas Thornton household consisting of one free white female 10-15 and one free white male 60 thru 69. Many other family names recorded on this page: Haworth, Thornton, and Cook.
    Descendant Interest MEDIUM 
    Alt. Death 20 Oct 1834  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    _FSFTID LK3N-SH2 
    _UID 1E81BE9AC4C2473B91DA51A6B555B76D8F54 
    Died 10 Nov 1834  , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Georgetown, Vermilion, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Elwood Friends Cemetery
    Georgetown, Illinois 
    Person ID I4664  Our Blended Family
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2017 

    Father Thomas A. THORNTON,   b. Abt 1739,   d. Bef Apr 1783, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth WILLIAMS,   b. 1742,   d. 1782  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 11 May 1760  Perquimans, , North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth T. THORNTON,   b. 24 Jan 1793, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1854  (Age 61 years)
     2. Eleanor THORNTON,   b. 7 Jan 1795, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1881  (Age 86 years)
     3. Nathan THORNTON,   b. 25 Apr 1799, Bush River, Newberry, South 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)
     4. Eli THORNTON,   b. 27 Mar 1801, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1890  (Age 89 years)
     5. Thomas THORNTON,   b. 5 Jan 1804,   d. 1 Aug 1883, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. Joshua THORNTON,   b. 26 Jun 1806, Silver Creek, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Mary THORNTON,   b. 12 Feb 1809,   d. 1 Jan 1837  (Age 27 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2017 
    Family ID F1594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Elizabeth THOMAS,   b. 1793,   d. 1834, , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1813  , Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Abigail THORNTON,   b. 31 May 1814,   d. 23 Mar 1877  (Age 62 years)
     2. Rebecca THORNTON,   b. 14 Apr 1816, , Montgomery, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1885, , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Anna THORNTON,   b. 2 Dec 1818,   d. 22 Sep 1876, , Wood, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Isaac THORNTON,   b. 16 Oct 1819,   d. 22 Sep 1876, , Wood, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Sarah THORNTON,   b. 3 Nov 1821,   d. 14 Jan 1852  (Age 30 years)
    Last Modified 13 May 2017 
    Family ID F695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Oct 1762 - Snow Camp, Alamance, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1786 - North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1793 - Surry, North Carolina, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Aug 1820 - Randolph, Miami, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 20 Oct 1834 - , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1834 - , Vermilion, Illinois, United Sttes Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • See attached sources. [15]

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

    2. [S242] Ancestoral Chart of Martin Lut, TMG Src#: 285.

    3. [S628] Thorntons of NC, Compiler: Kenneth Thornton, (Unknown, North Carolina, 1999), TMG Src#: 657., Thomas was part of the Cane Creek MM, near what is now Snow Camp, NC (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1065] Find A Grave NEW, (http://www.findagrave.com: 2016), accessed 13 May 2017, Thomas J. Thornton, 23072556. (Reliability: 3).
      Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current.

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

    6. [S1141] Wikipedia, Wikipedia Contributors, (https://en.wikipedia.org : 25 Jun 2017), accessed 21 Jul 2017), "Ninety-Six District, South Carolina" (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S627] Ancestry Family Tree Baxter, Gene Baxter, Compiler: Gene Baxter, (30 Jan 2013), TMG Src#: 656.

    8. [S628] Thorntons of NC, Compiler: Kenneth Thornton, (Unknown, North Carolina, 1999), TMG Src#: 657., Thomas purchased land in Surry County from a James Jones. (Reliability: 1).

    9. [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, line 6, 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.

    10. [S1065] Find A Grave NEW, (http://www.findagrave.com: 2016), accessed 27 Sep 2017, Rebecca Brazelton, 37349591. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [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, line 39, Thomas Thornton household, accessed 12 Jul 2017 (Reliability: 3).
      Thomas Thornton household consisting of one free white female 10 thru 15 and one free white male 60 thru 69. Other names on page of interest: James Haworth, Jonathan Haworth, William Haworth, Nathaniel Thornton, Joshua Thornton, Nathan Thornton, Thomas Thornton, Jonathan Haworth, Eli Thornton, Nathaniel Cook, Thomas Thornton, Thomas Cook, and Thomas Thornton,

    12. [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 Thomas J. Thornton, person ID LK3N-SH2. (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S628] Thorntons of NC, Compiler: Kenneth Thornton, (Unknown, North Carolina, 1999), TMG Src#: 657., Date is an estimate, two years before the birth of their oldest son Thomas. Ken Thornton believes they were probably married in Perquimans County, North Carolina (Reliability: 1).

    14. [S1065] Find A Grave NEW, (http://www.findagrave.com: 2016), accessed 13 May 2017, Sarah Thomas Thornton, 37350798. (Reliability: 3).
      Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current.

    15. [S629] Dan Olson, Dan Olson, Compiler: Dan Olson, (2013), TMG Src#: 658.


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