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Generation One

1. John1 Thornton; born 1472; married Dorothy Chelsam (Richard Thornton Fox, Thornton - Branches to Westward (Portsmouth, Virginia: Privately printed, 1996), 5. Hereinafter cited as Branches to Westward.).

Captain (USN Retired) Richard Thornton Fox of Portsmouth, Virginia has provided the information for the Thornton Lineage. He states "My work is accurate as best I as I know, but it is not cast in concrete. I am receptive to change, but would request back up data from those who suggest corrections so all the records may match."

Richard Thornton Fox may be reached at 2412 Sterling Point Drive, Portsmouth, VA 23703 and <fox@edifax.com>.

Please contact him as not all of his exhaustive work has been published on They Live Again at this time and he may be able to provide additional information you are interested in.

CHESHIRE / MIDDLESEX THORNTONS

According to Richard T. Fox, "the Thornton surname is said to have originated when the township of Thornton-le-Moors, near Chester in the county of Cheshire, was granted to Peter le Clerc Secretary to Randle Blundville, Earl of Chester. The grant was made by Richard de Aldford, Lord of the fee, of which Thornton was a part. Exactly why the grant was made is not known. The grant was made prior to 1150.

The name of Peter le Clerc's wife is not recorded. He did have issue. A daughter Agnes and a son Randle, who assumed the name Randle le Roter de Thornton, were both born in Thornton Parish, near Chester. Randle was also godson of Randle, Earl of Chester. Randle Thornton was probably born about 1150 and died before 28 Henry III (1243 A.D.). He had wed Amicia de Kingsley, who survived him.

Randle le Roter de Thornton and his wife Amicia had four children; Sir Peter le Roter de Thornton, Celia, Randle and Richard. Peter was born about 1176 and Cecilia about 1178. The birth dates of Randle and Richard are not known. Peter, as eldest son, succeded to his father's estate. peter did have issue but neither of his sons qualify as our ancestor since one died without grandchild male issue, and the other changed his name to Richard le Roter de Kingsley. Remaining candidates are two ancestors, Randle, who was Rector of Thornton Parish in the 52nd year of the reign of Henry III (1267 A.D.) and his brother Richard. But, since Randle was a Rector (of Roman Faith), it is improbable he ever married and so is not a likely ancestor.

From 1267 to the late 1400's the line of this descent is not known. However, in about 1472 the same family arms (with a different crest) appears in Middlesex, near London, in the person of John Thornton. John was said to have been a servant to Margaret, Countess of Richmond, and mother of King Henry. From that time until the mid-1600's, when Henry Thornton emigrated to Virginia, this lineage is well documented.

Most of the early lineage of the Thorntons is extracted from "The Ancestry of Jane Thornton of Spartanburg, S.C." by Dr. Ariel L. Crowley. Dr. Crowley was meticulous regarding references and research, and I consider his account authoritative for all practical purposes. Dr. Crowley's work carries this Thornton line down to about 1800 in Virginia."

Children of John1 Thornton and Dorothy Chelsam were:

Generation Two

2. Richard2 Thornton (John1); born 1496; married Alice Quarles.

Children of Richard2 Thornton and Alice Quarles were:

Generation Three

3. Thomas3 Thornton (Richard2, John1); born 1520; married Agnes Page.

Children of Thomas3 Thornton and Agnes Page were:

Generation Four

4. Henry4 Thornton (Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1558; married Margery Laughton.

Children of Henry4 Thornton and Margery Laughton were:

Generation Five

5. Henry5 Thornton (Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1582 (Ibid.); married Alice Clark (Ibid.).

Children of Henry5 Thornton and Alice Clark were:

Generation Six

6. Henry6 Thornton (Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); married Martha Fludd (Ibid.).

Children of Henry6 Thornton and Martha Fludd were:

  • + 7 i. Henry7 Thornton, born circa 1630 in Fulham Parish, Middlesex, England; married Deborah Scoper.

Generation Seven

7. Henry7 Thornton (Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born circa 1630 in Fulham Parish, Middlesex, England (Ibid., 21. Fox cites as his authority "The Ancestry of Jane Thornton, of Spartansburg, SC" by Ariel L. Crowley Ph.D., June 14, 1969 (Mormon Family History Centers, microfiche #0908148, Item 4).); married Deborah Scoper Nov 18, 1652 in London, England.

Children of Henry7 Thornton and Deborah Scoper were as follows:

  • 8 i. Henry8 Thornton; born circa 1653.

  • + 9 ii. Luke Thornton, born circa 1655; married Anne (--?--).

  • 10 iii. John Thornton; born Oct 26, 1656 in London, England.

Generation Eight

9. Luke8 Thornton (Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born circa 1655; married Anne (--?--); died 1725/26.

According to Richard Thornton Fox, Luke "first appeared in records of Westmoreland County (Virginia) on 26 September 1677 in the Deed Book for 1665-77, pg. 341; 'Luke Thornton giveth for his mark the right eare 1/2 spade, the left eare swallow forkt underkeeled.'"

Luke Thornton's will (Richmond County, Deed Book 8, pages 295 dated October 5, 1725):

IN THE NAME GOD AMEN, I Luke Thornton of North Farnham Pah, in Richmond County, being weak in body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be to God for ye same do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following--

First, I bequeath my soul to Almight God yt gave it hopeing through ye merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ to obtain everlasting life and as for my body I commit to ye earth to be decently buried at ye discretion of my Executors hereafter named.

Imprimis - I will yet ? my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of my Estate.

Item: I give to my son Thomas Thornton the land belong to me in Westmoreland County from a branch beyond Pantico as goes to Mr. Sorrells land where John Holloday now lives & to his heirs forever.

Item: I give to my grandson William Thornton a piece of land bounded as followeth -- from ye fence where his mother now lives down to pottage pott and a water course to their Spring thence to a line wch divides his & my grand daughter Sarah Jones all ye Best of my land during their natural lives & to ye longest liver of them & after their decease ye land where Richard Evans now lives I give my grandson Mark Thornton is to goe up to a branch beyond pantico joining to ye land given to my son Thos. Thornton.

Item: I give to my son Matthew Thornton four head of cattle ye youngest to be three years old & oldest not to be over ten also twenty shillings to bye him a ring.

Item: I give to my daugher Eliza Nash twenty shilling to bye her a ring. Whereas I have sold unto my son Thos. Thornton one negro woman named Dide for two Thousand pounds of Tobo one thousand to be paid this present year, and one thousand next year wch Tobo I give unto my daughter Ann Mountjoy and my Granddaughter Sarah Jones.

Item: I give unto my daugher Ann Mountjoy and to my granddaughter Sara Jones my negr man named Tony during their natural lives & after their decease to go to my grandson Rowland Thornton & his heirs forever. As for ye rest reidue & remainder of my Estate I give unto my sd Daughter Ann Mountjoy & to my Grand daughter Sarah Jones & their heirs whom I also make constitute and appoint my whole & sole Executors of this my last will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale ye day of Jan'y 1725. Luke made his mark.

Children of Luke8 Thornton and Anne (--?--) were as follows:

  • + 11 i. Luke9 Thornton, born 1676; married Margaret James.

  • 12 ii. Elizabeth Thornton; born between 1678 and 1680; married Nathaniel Nash; married Thomas Brown between 1698 and 1700; died 1762.

  • 13 iii. John Thornton; born 1680; died circa 1725.

  • + 14 iv. Matthew Thornton, born between 1682 and 1684; married Eleanor Crask; married Elizabeth Hopkins.

  • 15 v. Ann Thornton; born between 1682 and 1684; married John Mountjoy.

  • + 16 vi. Mark Thornton, born Sep 23, 1686 in North Farnham Parish; married Mary Bruce.

  • + 17 vii. Thomas Thornton, born Apr 5, 1688 in North Farnham Parish; married Susannah Smith.

Generation Nine

11. Luke9 Thornton (Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1676; married Margaret James (Ibid., 32.); died 1718.

Children of Luke9 Thornton and Margaret James were as follows:

14. Matthew9 Thornton (Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born between 1682 and 1684; married Eleanor Crask; married Elizabeth Hopkins 1704/5; died 1727 in Richmond County, Virginia.

Children of Matthew9 Thornton and Eleanor Crask were as follows:

  • 22 i. Ellen10 Thornton; born 1725; married Thomas Yeatman Jan 24, 1746.

  • 23 ii. Crask Thornton; born 1727; married Susannah Kelly; died 1771.

Children of Matthew9 Thornton and Elizabeth Hopkins were as follows:

  • 24 i. Rebecca10 Thornton; born 1705/6; married William Crask.

  • 25 ii. Hopkins Thornton; born between 1710 and 1712; married Frances Hinson; died 1742.

  • 26 iii. Matthew Thornton; born 1714/15; died Feb 10, 1731.

16. Mark9 Thornton (Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Sep 23, 1686 in North Farnham Parish; married Mary Bruce; died 1721.

Children of Mark9 Thornton and Mary Bruce were as follows:

17. Thomas9 Thornton (Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Apr 5, 1688 in North Farnham Parish; married Susannah Smith Apr 2, 1711.

Children of Thomas9 Thornton and Susannah Smith were as follows:

  • 30 i. Ellen10 Thornton.

  • 31 ii. Ann Thornton.

  • + 32 iii. Rachel Thornton, married Francis Williams.

Generation Ten

18. William10 Thornton (Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1702; married Elizabeth Ransdell (Ibid., Annex II.); died 1741 in Richmond County, Virginia.

Children of William10 Thornton and Elizabeth Ransdell were:

19. James10 Thornton (Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); Moved to Orange County 1733/34; born 1704; married Anne (--?--) 1724/25 (Ibid.); died 1749.

Children of James10 Thornton and Anne (--?--) were as follows:

  • 34 i. Mary11 Thornton; born Mar 13, 1725/26.

  • + 35 ii. James Thornton, born Aug 8, 1731; married Rosy Ransdell.

  • + 36 iii. Daniel Thornton, born 1733/34; married Sarah Sanford.

20. Luke10 Thornton (Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1706; married Millicent Ransdell Jan 27, 1728 (Ibid.); died 1771.

Children of Luke10 Thornton and Millicent Ransdell were as follows:

21. Thomas10 Thornton (Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1710/11; married Elizabeth Davis 1735/36 (Ibid.); died 1763 in Richmond County.

Children of Thomas10 Thornton and Elizabeth Davis were as follows:

  • 39 i. William11 Thornton.

  • 40 ii. Frances Thornton.

  • 41 iii. Mary Thornton; married (--?--) Reynolds.

  • 42 iv. Ann Thornton; married (--?--) Alderson.

  • 43 v. John Thornton.

  • + 44 vi. Thomas Thornton, born 1736/37; married Rebecca Sisson Lawson.

27. Mark10 Thornton (Mark9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1712/13; married Elizabeth Dozier; died between 1775 and 1780.

Children of Mark10 Thornton and Elizabeth Dozier were as follows:

  • 45 i. John11 Thornton.

  • 46 ii. Thomas Thornton; Moved to Georgia 1785.

  • 47 iii. Mark Thornton; Moved to George 1785.

  • 48 iv. .

    Dozier Thornton; According to Mary Ann Thornton, private address and private email) Dozier was also a son of Mark Thornton and was possibly the son of Mark Thornton and Susanna Dozier.

28. John10 Thornton (Mark9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born between 1715 and 1717; married Jemima Longworth, daughter of (--?--) Longworth and Millicent Ransdell, 1741.

Children of John10 Thornton and Jemima Longworth were as follows:

  • 49 i. Luke11 Thornton; born 1745; married Martha (--?--).

  • 50 ii. William Thornton; born between 1745 and 1750.

  • 51 iii. Henry Thornton; born 1750.

  • 52 iv. Randolph Ransdell Thornton; born between 1759 and 1760.

  • 53 v. Martha Thornton.

29. Thomas10 Thornton (Mark9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1719/20.

Children of Thomas10 Thornton and an unknown spouse were as follows:

  • 54 i. Nathaniel11 Thornton.

  • 55 ii. John Thornton.

  • 56 iii. Benjamin Thornton.

  • 57 iv. Thomas Thornton.

  • 58 v. Herod Thornton; Children apparently moved to Georgia; born between 1742 and 1744.

32. Rachel10 Thornton (Thomas9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); married Francis Williams; died circa 1762.

Children of Rachel10 Thornton and Francis Williams were as follows:

  • 59 i. Ann11 Williams.

  • 60 ii. Marina Williams; married George Beard.

  • 61 iii. Susannah Williams; married William Smith.

Generation Eleven

33. Jesse11 Thornton (William10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1735; married Hannah Redman between 1755 and 1756; died 1778.

Children of Jesse11 Thornton and Hannah Redman were as follows:

  • 62 i. Elizabeth12 Thornton.

  • 63 ii. Vincent Thornton.

  • 64 iii. Stuart Thornton.

  • 65 iv. Hannah Thornton.

  • 66 v. Winifred Thornton.

  • 67 vi. Redman Thornton; Moved to Georgia before 1826.

35. James11 Thornton (James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Aug 8, 1731; married Rosy Ransdell; died 1791 in Orange County, Virginia; his estate was probated Feb 28, 1791 in Orange County, Virginia (James Thornton will (June 13, 1789), Will of James Thornton Orange County, Virginia, Will Book 3, page 226 (original records) Supplied by Stan Thornton at scthornt@ingr.com on 4/5/2002 to Richard Fox., Orange County Courthouse, Orange County Court Clerk's Office. Hereinafter cited as Will of James Thornton.).

Children of James11 Thornton and Rosy Ransdell were as follows:

  • 68 i. Mark12 Thornton.

  • 69 ii. Rose Thornton.

  • 70 iii. John Thornton.

  • 71 iv. Frankie Thornton.

  • 72 v. Ransdell Thornton.

  • 73 vi. Jennie Thornton.

  • 74 vii. Betty Thornton.

  • 75 viii. James Thornton.

  • 76 ix. Sally Thornton.

  • 77 x. Jerimiah Thornton.

  • 78 xi. Montrail Thornton.

36. Daniel11 Thornton (James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1733/34; married Sarah Sanford; died 1821 in Orange County, Virginia.

Children of Daniel11 Thornton and Sarah Sanford were as follows:

  • 79 i. Caleb12 Thornton; died before 1814.

  • 80 ii. Sanford Thornton.

  • 81 iii. Daniel Thornton Jr.

  • + 82 iv. Jesse Thornton, married Ann Bohan.

  • 83 v. Luke Thornton; born 1769; died 1840 in Owen County, Kentucky.

  • 84 vi. Elijah Thornton; died circa 1787.

  • 85 vii. William Thornton; Died in service in Revolutionary War; died circa 1778 (Stan Thornton, "Message from Stan Thornton," e-mail message from scthornt@ingr.com (private mailing address) to Richard Fox, August 11, 2001, Thornton cites as his authority "Mr.s John Boddie. Historical Southern Families, Volume XII. p 19". Hereinafter cited as "Email from Stan Thornton".).

  • 86 viii. Thomas Thornton.

37. Presley11 Thornton (Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1735/36; married Mary (--?--) 1762; died between 1812 and 1815 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

The will of Presley Thornton is dated January 6, 1812 and presented for probate on May 15, 1815.

"IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Presley Thornton of Pittsylvania County and state of Virginia being in good health in body and of perfect mind and memory being sensible that it is appointed for man once to die and knowing that my latter end is drawing near I do by these presents make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament. I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it & my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but that at the general resurection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldy Estate wherewith it has please God to bless me in this life I gave demise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First I lend unto my beloved wife Mary Thornton one third of my estate during her natural life time thence to be divided amongst all the lawful heirs of her bidy in like manner.

Secondly I give & bequeath unto my son Zachariah Thornton one equal share of my hole Estate.

Thirdly I give & bequeath unto my son Bolen (this was most likely Rowland) Thornton one equal share of my hole Estate.

Fourthly I give & bequeath unto my Moses Thornton one equal share of my hole Estate.

Fifthly I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Nance one equal share of my hole Estate.

Sixthly I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Jane Wilson one equal share of my hole Estate.

Seventhly I give and bequeath unto my son John Thornton one equal share of my hole Estate.

Eightly I also give unto my son William Thornton forty pounds sterling to be raised and levied out of my estate.

Ninthly I also give unto my Daughter Fanny Oakes forty pounds sterling to be raised and levied out of my Estate, I also give unto my son Presley Thornton one shilling sterling, I also give unto my Daughter Barbary Jones one shilling sterling, I also give unto my Daughter Susannah Watts one shilling sterling, I also give unto my Daughter Saray Bennett one shiling sterling.

Lastly I do hereby constitute and ordain my sons Rowland Thornton and Moses Thornton to be lawful Executors of this my last will and Testament investing them with lawful and sufficient power to execute the same.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the six day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

In "Branches to Westward" R.T. Fox forms basis of presumption that due to small amounts of inheritance for Presely, Barbary, Susanah and Saray and other facts that they were most likely children from a previous marriage.

Children of Presley11 Thornton and an unknown spouse were as follows:

  • 87 i. Barbara12 Thornton; born 1757; married (--?--) Jones.

  • 88 ii. Presley Thornton; born Dec 28, 1757 in Orange County, Virginia; married Mary Crawley Dec 1, 1784; died Oct 1, 1853 in Tennessee at age 95.

  • 89 iii. Susannah Thornton; born 1759; married (--?--) Watts.

  • 90 iv. Sarah Thornton; born 1761; married (--?--) Barnett.

Children of Presley11 Thornton and Mary (--?--) were as follows:

  • 91 i. Zachariah12 Thornton; born 1763; married Mary Elizabeth Oakes Jan 6, 1795.

  • 92 ii. John Thornton; married Susannah Pace Aug 28, 1777.

  • + 93 iii. Rowland Thornton, born 1765; married Elizabeth Turner.

  • 94 iv. Elizabeth Thornton; born 1767; married William Nance Nov 9, 1782.

  • 95 v. William Thornton; married Elizabeth Cahill Sep 4, 1796.

  • 96 vi. Frances (Fanny) Thornton; married Issac Oakes Nov 10, 1796.

  • 97 vii. Jane Thornton; married William Wilson Mar 11, 1800.

  • 98 viii. Moses Thornton; born circa 1772; married Sallie (Sarah) Turner Dec 23, 1800 in Warren County, North Carolina; died Aug, 1860.

38. John11 Thornton (Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born between 1738 and 1740.

Children of John11 Thornton and an unknown spouse were as follows:

  • 99 i. Ruben12 Thornton.

  • 100 ii. Richard Thornton.

  • 101 iii. Lucy Thornton.

  • 102 iv. Benjamin Thornton.

44. Thomas11 Thornton (Thomas10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1736/37; married Rebecca Sisson Lawson; died 1771.

Children of Thomas11 Thornton and Rebecca Sisson Lawson were as follows:

  • 103 i. Elizabeth12 Thornton.

  • 104 ii. Frances Thornton.

Generation Twelve

82. Jesse12 Thornton (Daniel11, James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); married Ann Bohan Jul 22, 1784 in Orange County, Virginia; died before 1813.

According to Stan Thornton who cites "Historical Southern Families, Volume XII, p 19", Jess Thornton served in the military in 1776 in Virginia. He served in Captain Joseph Spencer's Company of the 7th Virginia Regiment (Culpepper Minute Battalion).

Children of Jesse12 Thornton and Ann Bohan were:

93. Rowland12 Thornton (Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1765; married Elizabeth Turner Dec 18, 1797 in Warren County, North Carolina; died 1828 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Children of Rowland12 Thornton and Elizabeth Turner were as follows:

  • + 106 i. James13 Thornton, born 1802 in Virginia; married Martha C. Royster.

  • 107 ii. Elizabeth Thornton; married Lindsey George.

  • 108 iii. Jane Thornton; married Jacob L. King Feb 17, 1825.

  • 109 iv. Louise Thornton; married L. P. Noell.

  • 110 v. Polly (Elizabeth) (Mary) Thornton; married William Clanton Oct 29, 1815.

  • 111 vi. Thomas J. Thornton; born 1817; married Arline Thomas 1847; died 1861.

  • 112 vii. Greenberry Thornton; died 1867.

Generation Thirteen

105. William Bohan13 Thornton (Jesse12, Daniel11, James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born circa 1786; married Appia Fushee before 1817 in Culpeper County, Virginia; married Susan (--?--) 1837 in Culpepper County, Virginia.

Children of William Bohan13 Thornton and Appia Fushee were as follows:

  • 113 i. Sarah Ann14 Thornton; married John M. Anderson Nov 8, 1849 in Marshall County, Mississippi.

  • + 114 ii. Jesse Andrew Jackson Thornton, born 1820; married Mary E. (--?--).

  • + 115 iii. John Fushee Thornton, born 1821 in Virginia; married Caroline Neely.

  • + 116 iv. William Hugh Thornton, born Aug 3, 1823 in Virginia; married Margaret Jane Munn.

  • 117 v. Louisa Mayo Thornton; married Calvin G. Boswell Jan 16, 1855.

  • 118 vi. Benjamin Robert Thornton; born circa 1825 in Culpepper County, Virginia.

Children of William Bohan13 Thornton and Susan (--?--) were as follows:

  • 119 i. James C.14 Thornton; born 1840.

  • 120 ii. Susan E. Thornton; born circa 1843 in Tennessee.

106. James13 Thornton (Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1802 in Virginia; married Martha C. Royster Aug 31, 1826 (Richard Thornton Fox, Branches to Westward, 60. As his authority, Fox cites "Henry County Ministers Returns" by Mrs. R. L. Adams.); died between 1867 and 1868 in Texas.

James Thornton was still in Virginia (Henry County) during 1830 (census) but moved to central Missouri in the early 1830s. James Thornton alsoappears in the Gasconde County, Missouri 1840 and Osage County, Missouri 1850 U. S. Census.

According to 'Honorable Mention' (Volume II, pages 65-66), a collection of histories of the first families in Hunt County,Texas, (Thornton entry written by Ruby Thornton Rudisill) the Thorntons 'helped build the Katy Railroad from Missouri to Texas. James Thornton, his wife Martha Roister and three sons traveled in covered wagons along the railroad and brought their families and parents. The Thornton families settled just south of Lone Oak on adjoining farms only about seven miles apart. Their father built his house in the center of the land, and his sons' houses bordered on the corners. The three brothers (and most likely their father, James) were Masons. They transferred their membership to Shiloh Lodge No. 307 around 1867. Besides farming around Lone Oak they also raised cattle.

The three Thornton brothers, William L., Joseph and James were railroad builders, farmers, ranchers, conservationists, productive citizens and Masons, and were all affectionately referred to as 'Uncle' in the community, known as Hooker, just a few miles south of Lone Oak, Hunt County, Texas.'

Children of James13 Thornton and Martha C. Royster were as follows:

  • 121 i. Katherine T.14 Thornton; born circa 1830 in Virginia; married Fielden F. Hibler 1848.

  • + 122 ii. Joseph E. Thornton, born Oct 20, 1836 in Missouri; married Mary Marmanon; married Sally Hooker.

  • + 123 iii. James T. Thornton, born Sep 28, 1839 in Missouri; married Mary E Ryan; married Susan Holloway.

  • + 124 iv. William Lafayette Thornton, born Jul 26, 1840 in Missouri; married Mary Jane Vaughn.

  • 125 v. Presley M. Thornton; born 1843 in Missouri.

  • 126 vi. Pantha Thornton; born 1827 in Virginia; married Samuel Hibler 1843 in Missouri; died 1853 in Missouri.

Generation Fourteen

114. Jesse Andrew Jackson14 Thornton (William13, Jesse12, Daniel11, James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1820; married Mary E. (--?--).

Children of Jesse Andrew Jackson14 Thornton and Mary E. (--?--) were as follows:

  • 127 i. William P.15 Thornton; born 1846.

  • 128 ii. George A. Thornton; born 1854.

  • 129 iii. Mary A. Thornton; born 1856.

  • 130 iv. Mariah A. Thornton; born 1859.

115. John Fushee14 Thornton (William13, Jesse12, Daniel11, James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1821 in Virginia; married Caroline Neely Dec 9, 1846 in Marshal County, Mississippi; died after 1880.

Children of John Fushee14 Thornton and Caroline Neely were:

116. William Hugh14 Thornton (William13, Jesse12, Daniel11, James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Aug 3, 1823 in Virginia; married Margaret Jane Munn Sep 26, 1850 in Marshall County, Mississippi; died Jul 25, 1878 in Rowell, Cleveland County, Arkansas, at age 54.

Stan Thornton states W.H. served with Company D, 26th Arkansas Infantry for the Confederacy.

Children of William Hugh14 Thornton and Margaret Jane Munn were as follows:

  • 132 i. Jefferson Davis15 Thornton; born 1852; married Belle B. Vinson Jan 1, 1881 in Rison, Cleveland County, Arkansas; died 1918.

  • 133 ii. Sarah Elizabeth Thornton; born 1854 in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi; married William Vanlandingham Feb 27, 1873 in Lincoln County, Arkansas.

  • + 134 iii. William M. Thornton, born Feb 11, 1855 in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi; married Susan Allen Henderson.

  • 135 iv. Margaret Louisa (Maggie) Thornton; born 1858 in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi; married Stephen C. (Lum) Williamson Feb 11, 1877 in Cleveland County, Arkansas.

  • 136 v. Jane Thornton; born Nov, 1859.

  • 137 vi. Mary Roxie Thornton; born 1862; married Jim S. Thomas Jan 12, 1882.

  • 138 vii. Francis L. (Fannie) Thornton; born 1865 in Arkansas; married Hugh Owens.

  • 139 viii. Virginia (Jennie) Thornton; born 1869 in Arkansas; married Jimmy R. Barnett Dec 23, 1889 in Cleveland County, Arkansas.

  • 140 ix. Rebecca E. Thornton; born Mar 29, 1870 in Bradley County, Arkansas; married M. Charles Tooke Sep 26, 1889 in Cleveland County, Arkansas.

122. Joseph E.14 Thornton (James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Oct 20, 1836 in Missouri; married Sally Hooker; married Mary Marmanon; died Dec 11, 1901 in Lone Oak, Texas, at age 65; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

Children of Joseph E.14 Thornton and Mary Marmanon were:

  • 141 i. Presley (Starchie)15 Thornton; born Mar 8, 1868 in Missouri; died Dec 19, 1902 in Lone Oak, Texas, at age 34; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

Children of Joseph E.14 Thornton and Sally Hooker were as follows:

  • 142 i. N E15 Thornton.

  • 143 ii. Betty Thornton; married Jack Cooper.

  • 144 iii. Annie Thornton; married Tom Flowers.

  • 145 iv. Buster Thornton.

  • 146 v. James Edward Thornton; born Jan 28, 1871 in Texas; died May 14, 1926 in Texas at age 55; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

123. James T.14 Thornton (James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Sep 28, 1839 in Missouri; married Mary E Ryan; married Susan Holloway Nov 24, 1858; died Sep 28, 1903 in Lone Oak, Texas, at age 64; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

Children of James T.14 Thornton and Mary E Ryan were as follows:

  • 147 i. Joseph B.15 Thornton; born 1864 in Missouri.

  • 148 ii. Susan L. Thornton; born 1866 in Missouri; married (--?--) Ogle.

  • 149 iii. Wiallm F. Thornton; born 1870 in Texas.

  • 150 iv. Thomas I. Thornton; born 1871 in Texas; died 1934 in Texas; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

  • 151 v. M J Thornton; born 1875 in Texas; married Lane Hughes.

  • + 152 vi. Rosa J. Thornton, born 1879 in Texas; married (--?--) Robinson; married Egbert Fitzgerald.

  • 153 vii. Martha Thornton; born 1863 in Missouri (Ibid., Annex VI.).

  • 154 viii. James P. Thornton; born 1868 in Texas (Ibid.).

There were no children of James T.14 Thornton and Susan Holloway.

    124. William Lafayette14 Thornton (James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Jul 26, 1840 in Missouri; married Mary Jane Vaughn, daughter of Ruben B. Vaughan and Matilda Shackelford, Mar 7, 1860 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri (June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II (No place: Applen & Pompa, 1982), 65. Hereinafter cited as Honorable Mention - Volume II.); died Jul 28, 1895 in Texas at age 55 (Ibid., 66.); buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

    Children of William Lafayette14 Thornton and Mary Jane Vaughn were as follows:

    • + 155 i. James M15 Thornton, born Apr 22, 1861 in Missouri; married Kate (--?--).

    • + 156 ii. John Ruben Thornton, born Jan 23, 1865 in Linn, Missouri; married Jane Caroline Boarman.

    • + 157 iii. Evaline Kathryn Thornton, born in Texas; married (--?--) McMortie; married Robert Edward Boarman.

    • + 158 iv. George Presley Thornton, born Mar 17, 1869 in Missouri; married Jamina Jane Merriman.

    • 159 v. Martha (Mattie) Thornton; born 1872 in Texas (Ibid., 65.); married B. F. Fortenberry May 16, 1890; died in Oklahoma.

    • + 160 vi. Maggie Louise Thornton, born Sep 20, 1874 in Texas; married Joseph Morris Boarman.

    • + 161 vii. Coonie Thornton, born 1876 in Texas; married Babe Reynolds.

    • 162 viii. C. V. Thornton; born 1863.

      She was adopted in Adopted by W.L. Thornton & M.J. Vaughan.

    • 163 ix. John Ray Turner Thornton.

    • + 164 x. Burkes Thornton, born Feb 9, 1880; married Jewel Clark; married Maybell Land.

    Generation Fifteen

    131. Alpha Elizabeth15 Thornton (John14, William13, Jesse12, Daniel11, James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1848; married Marion James Skelton Oct 22, 1869 in Marshall County, Mississippi; died 1918.

    Children of Alpha Elizabeth15 Thornton and Marion James Skelton were as follows:

    • 165 i. John W.16 Skelton; born 1871.

    • 166 ii. Caroline E. Skelton; born 1873.

    134. William M.15 Thornton (William14, William13, Jesse12, Daniel11, James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Feb 11, 1855 in Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi; married Susan Allen Henderson Dec 22, 1881 in Dorsey County, Arkansas; died Nov 11, 1913 in Lincoln County, Arkansas, at age 58; buried Nov 13, 1913 in Rowell Cemetery, Rowell, Cleveland County, Arkansas.

    Children of William M.15 Thornton and Susan Allen Henderson all born in Rowell, Cleveland County, Arkansas, were as follows:

    • + 167 i. Joseph William16 Thornton Sr, born Oct 8, 1882; married Peoria Pearl Parker.

    • 168 ii. Samuel David Thornton; born Apr 10, 1884; married Rosa E. Morgan; died Apr 11, 1911 in Rowell, Cleveland County, Arkansas, at age 27.

    • 169 iii. Eddie Jane Thornton; born Feb 23, 1886; married Curtis W. Ridgeway Apr 9, 1905 in Lincoln County, Arkansas.

    • 170 iv. Emma Virginia Thornton; born Mar 18, 1888; married John T. Roberts; died Dec 18, 1961 in Rowell, Cleveland County, Arkansas, at age 73.

    • 171 v. Ruffin Madison Thornton; born Jun 10, 1890; married Lydia (--?--); died Nov 28, 1934 in Rowell, Cleveland County, Arkansas, at age 44.

    • 172 vi. Wade Houston Thornton; born Jan 12, 1903; married Lillie Ethel McKenzie; died 1978 in Malden, Missouri.

    152. Rosa J.15 Thornton (James14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1879 in Texas; married (--?--) Robinson; married Egbert Fitzgerald Jan 3, 1897; died 1918 in Texas; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

    Children of Rosa J.15 Thornton and (--?--) Robinson were as follows:

    • 173 i. Lilly16 Robinson.

    • 174 ii. Odette Robinson.

    • 175 iii. Lucille Robinson.

    There were no children of Rosa J.15 Thornton and Egbert Fitzgerald.

      155. James M15 Thornton (William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Apr 22, 1861 in Missouri; married Kate (--?--); died Sep 15, 1890 in Lone Oak, Texas, at age 29; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

      Children of James M15 Thornton and Kate (--?--) were:

      156. John Ruben15 Thornton (William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Jan 23, 1865 in Linn, Missouri; married Jane Caroline Boarman, daughter of Christopher Columbus Boarman and Sarah Huldah Morris, Aug 19, 1892 in Lone Oak, Texas; died Nov 25, 1909 in Liberty, Texas, at age 44; buried in City Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

      Children of John Ruben15 Thornton and Jane Caroline Boarman were as follows:

      • + 177 i. James Hubert16 Thornton, born Nov 13, 1895 in Lone Oak, Texas; married Flossie Bender.

      • 178 ii. Huldah Jane Thornton; born Aug 4, 1897 in Lone Oak, Texas; married Joe Gans in Texas; died Apr 18, 1941 at age 43; buried in Liberty, Texas.

      • + 179 iii. Jewell Dale Thornton, born Apr 26, 1899 in Hardin, Texas; married Norman Allison.

      • + 180 iv. Ruby Mae Thornton, born Dec 5, 1901 in Texas; married Norman Gilbert Fox.

      • + 181 v. C. C. Thornton, born Jul 4, 1904 in Liberty, Texas; married Mary Clare.

      157. Evaline Kathryn15 Thornton (William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born in Texas; married (--?--) McMortie; married Robert Edward Boarman, son of Christopher Columbus Boarman and Sarah Huldah Morris, Nov 11, 1897; died Apr 11, 1965; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Texas.

      Children of Evaline Kathryn15 Thornton and Robert Edward Boarman were:

      There were no children of Evaline Kathryn15 Thornton and (--?--) McMortie.

        158. George Presley15 Thornton (William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Mar 17, 1869 in Missouri (Ibid.); married Jamina Jane Merriman Jul 11, 1889 in Emory, Texas (Ibid.); died Apr 26, 1934 in Oklahoma at age 65; buried in Finley, Oklahoma.

        Children of George Presley15 Thornton and Jamina Jane Merriman all born in Texas were as follows:

        • 183 i. Myrtle16 Thornton; born 1888; died 1977 in Oklahoma.

        • + 184 ii. Homer Almen Thornton, born Jun 15, 1890; married Jennie Taylor.

        • + 185 iii. Barkley C. Thornton, born 1892; married Jennie Beauford.

        • 186 iv. Alvie L. Thornton; born Apr 17, 1894; died 1963 in Oklahoma.

        160. Maggie Louise15 Thornton (William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Sep 20, 1874 in Texas; married Joseph Morris Boarman, son of Christopher Columbus Boarman and Sarah Huldah Morris; died Jan 6, 1958 in Texas at age 83; buried in Indian Creek Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Texas.

        Children of Maggie Louise15 Thornton and Joseph Morris Boarman were as follows:

        • 187 i. Basil16 Boarman; born Mar 17, 1897 in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas; died Dec 7, 1910 in Texas at age 13.

        • + 188 ii. Flora Drue Boarman, born Aug 8, 1895; married B. Walton Johnston.

        • 189 iii. Florence Tressie Boarman; born Dec 6, 1899; died May 1, 1984 at age 84; buried in Indian Creek Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Texas.

        • 190 iv. May Boarman; born Dec 20, 1900; died Jul 11, 1903 at age 2; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

        • 191 v. Edna Boarman; born Feb 20, 1906; died Aug 5, 1907 at age 1; buried in Hooker Ridge Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

        • 192 vi. Joseph Raymond Boarman; born May 13, 1907.

        • + 193 vii. Ruby Boarman, born Nov, 1909; married Harold Williams.

        • + 194 viii. William Columbus Boarman, born Sep 5, 1914 in Texas; married Mary Doughitt; married Della Crowell.

        • + 195 ix. Robert Truman Boarman, born Apr 21, 1921; married Iva Sue Wheeler.

        161. Coonie15 Thornton (William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1876 in Texas; married Babe Reynolds.

        Children of Coonie15 Thornton and Babe Reynolds were as follows:

        • 196 i. Opal16 Reynolds.

        • 197 ii. Hassel Reynolds.

        • 198 iii. Leonard Reynolds.

        164. Burkes15 Thornton (William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Feb 9, 1880; married Jewel Clark in Texas; married Maybell Land in Texas; died Feb 13, 1940 at age 60.

        Children of Burkes15 Thornton and Jewel Clark were:

        • 199 i. Maxine16 Thornton.

        Children of Burkes15 Thornton and Maybell Land were:

        • 200 i. Juanita16 Thornton.

        Generation Sixteen

        167. Joseph William16 Thornton Sr (William15, William14, William13, Jesse12, Daniel11, James10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Oct 8, 1882 in Rowell, Cleveland County, Arkansas; married Peoria Pearl Parker Aug 29, 1909 in Cleveland County, Arkansas (Stan Thornton, "Email from Stan Thornton," e-mail to Richard Fox, August 11, 2001, Stan Thornton cites "Marriage License. AR, Cleveland Co., Book S, page 143".); died Oct 16, 1940 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, at age 58; buried Oct 18, 1940 in Bellwood Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas.

        Children of Joseph William16 Thornton Sr and Peoria Pearl Parker were as follows:

        • 201 i. Wilbur Lee17 Thornton; born Aug 1, 1912.

        • 202 ii. Jymme Naomi Thornton.

        • 203 iii. Aline Thornton; born Feb 1, 1916.

        • 204 iv. Joseph William Thornton Jr; born Jul 16, 1917.

        176. Jesse R.16 Thornton (James15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1888; married Nealie F. Bryan; died 1964; buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

        Children of Jesse R.16 Thornton and Nealie F. Bryan were as follows:

        • 205 i. William James17 Thornton; born 1911.

        • 206 ii. Jesse Franks Thornton; born 1918; died 1920; buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Lone Oak, Texas.

        • 207 iii. Joe Bryan Thornton is still living.

        177. James Hubert16 Thornton (John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Nov 13, 1895 in Lone Oak, Texas; married Flossie Bender Sep 29, 1922 in Texas; died Nov 10, 1927 in Pecos, Texas, at age 31; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Texas.

        Children of James Hubert16 Thornton and Flossie Bender were:

        • 208 i. Hubert Bender17 Thornton; born Aug 4, 1923; married Patsy Obrien Sep 21, 1943 in Texas; died Oct 19, 2000 at age 77; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Jefferson, Texas.

        179. Jewell Dale16 Thornton (John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Apr 26, 1899 in Hardin, Texas; married Norman Allison Jun 14, 1914; died Aug 26, 1964 in Liberty, Texas, at age 65; buried in City Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

        Children of Jewell Dale16 Thornton and Norman Allison were as follows:

        • 209 i. Ruben Anthony17 Allison; born Aug 31, 1920 in Texas; married Elizabeth Faye Doerge Apr 3, 1943 in Virginia; died Oct 21, 1990 in Texas at age 70; buried in City Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

        • 210 ii. William Anthony Allison is still living.

        • 211 iii. Mary Jane Allison is still living.

        180. Ruby Mae16 Thornton (John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Dec 5, 1901 in Texas (Ruby Mae Thornton Photograph of Tombstone in City Cemetery of Liberty, Texas, In custody of Richard N. Fox (P.O. Box 877587, Wasilla, Alaska).); married Norman Gilbert Fox, son of Hiram Dwinell Fox and Elizabeth F Baldwin, Mar 21, 1920; died Mar 21, 1947 in Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana, at age 45 (Ibid.); buried in City Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

        Children of Ruby Mae16 Thornton and Norman Gilbert Fox were as follows:

        181. C. C.16 Thornton (John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Jul 4, 1904 in Liberty, Texas; married Mary Clare May 15, 1936; died Nov 13, 1987 in Liberty, Texas, at age 83; buried in City Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

        Children of C. C.16 Thornton and Mary Clare are:

        • 214 i. Peggy Claire17 Thornton is still living.

        182. Owen16 Boarman (Evaline15Thornton, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); married Inez Cobb May 1, 1919; died Jun 10, 1958 in Rota, Spain; buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Texas.

        Children of Owen16 Boarman and Inez Cobb were as follows:

        • 215 i. William Owen17 Boarman; born May 6, 1921; married Bernice E. Burton 1947; buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

        • 216 ii. Mable Boarman is still living.

        • 217 iii. Robert Thomas Boarman is still living.

        184. Homer Almen16 Thornton (George15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Jun 15, 1890 in Texas (Richard Thornton Fox, Branches to Westward, Annex VI.); married Jennie Taylor Aug 6, 1910 in Oklahoma; died Jul 8, 1961 in New Mexico at age 71 (Ibid.).

        Children of Homer Almen16 Thornton and Jennie Taylor were as follows:

        185. Barkley C.16 Thornton (George15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1892 in Texas; married Jennie Beauford 1911; died 1936 in Oklahoma; buried in Finley, Oklahoma.

        Children of Barkley C.16 Thornton and Jennie Beauford are:

        • 221 i. Irene17 Thornton is still living.

        188. Flora Drue16 Boarman (Maggie15Thornton, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Aug 8, 1895; married B. Walton Johnston; died May 30, 1928 at age 32; buried in Indian Creek Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Texas.

        Children of Flora Drue16 Boarman and B. Walton Johnston were as follows:

        • 222 i. Reuben Walton17 Johnston; born Sep 13, 1921; died Nov 7, 1984 at age 63.

        • 223 ii. Floyd Johnston; born Oct 26, 1915; died Sep 19, 1916.

        • 224 iii. Juanita Faye Johnston; born Jul 10, 1924; died Jul 19, 1970 at age 46.

        193. Ruby16 Boarman (Maggie15Thornton, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Nov, 1909; married Harold Williams; died Jun 30, 1986 at age 76.

        Children of Ruby16 Boarman and Harold Williams are as follows:

        • 225 i. Shirley Evelyn17 Williams is still living.

        • 226 ii. Robert Harold Williams is still living.

        • 227 iii. Joseph Boarman Williams is still living.

        194. William Columbus16 Boarman (Maggie15Thornton, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Sep 5, 1914 in Texas; married Mary Doughitt; married Della Crowell Aug 31, 1916; died Aug 24, 1964 in New Mexico at age 49; buried in Southside Cemetery, Roswell, New Mexico.

        Children of William Columbus16 Boarman and Mary Doughitt were:

        • 228 i. Terry Lynn17 Boarman.

        Children of William Columbus16 Boarman and Della Crowell were as follows:

        • 229 i. Ruby Bonita17 Boarman.

        • 230 ii. Mary Louise Boarman.

        • 231 iii. William Elihu Boarman; born Dec 1, 1936; died Dec 26, 1936.

        • 232 iv. Helen Jo Boarman is still living.

        • 233 v. Patsy Carolyn Boarman; married (--?--) Elliot.

        • 234 vi. W. C. Boarman.

        • 235 vii. David Michael Boarman.

        195. Robert Truman16 Boarman (Maggie15Thornton, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Apr 21, 1921; married Iva Sue Wheeler; died May 1, 1976 at age 55; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Texas.

        Children of Robert Truman16 Boarman and Iva Sue Wheeler are as follows:

        • 236 i. Ruben17 Boarman is still living.

        • 237 ii. Rosa Boarman is still living.

        • 238 iii. Truma Sue Boarman is still living.

        • 239 iv. Robert Boarman is still living.

        Generation Seventeen

        212. Raymond Donald17 Fox (Ruby16Thornton, John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Dec 8, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas ("Notice of Separation from U.S. Naval Service", Naval Discharge Documents for Raymond Donald Fox, Dated January 12, 1946; In custody of Richard N. Fox; P.O. Box 877587, Wasilla, Alaska. Hereinafter cited as "U.S. Naval Discharge Documents".); married Agatha Virginia Morgan, daughter of Frank Elwin Morgan II and Virginia Noble Vaughan, 1941; married Daphne Bridgeman Powell 1960; died Apr 12, 1960 in New Iberia, Louisiana, at age 35; buried in City Cemetery, Liberty, Texas.

        Children of Raymond Donald17 Fox and Agatha Virginia Morgan are as follows:

        There were no children of Raymond Donald17 Fox and Daphne Bridgeman Powell.

          213. Captain Richard Thornton17 Fox (Ruby16Thornton, John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1) is still living.

          Children of Captain Richard Thornton17 Fox and Shirley Barber both born in Portsmouth, Virginia, are as follows:

          • 243 i. Susan18 Fox is still living.

          • 244 ii. Richard Thornton Fox Jr is still living.

          218. William Perry17 Thornton (Homer16, George15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1911 in Oklahoma; married Billie G. Gore; died 1977 in Texas; buried in Hobbs, New Mexico.

          Children of William Perry17 Thornton and Billie G. Gore were as follows:

          • 245 i. Shirley Joan18 Thornton is still living.

          • 246 ii. William P. Thornton; born 1936; died Aug 23, 1936; buried in Eunice, New Mexico.

          • 247 iii. William W. Thornton is still living.

          219. Ruby Mae17 Thornton (Homer16, George15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born 1913; married Cleo B. Mann 1929 in Oklahoma.

          Children of Ruby Mae17 Thornton and Cleo B. Mann were as follows:

          • 248 i. Judy Jane18 Mann is still living.

          • 249 ii. George Lynn Mann is still living.

          • 250 iii. Cleo B. Mann Jr.

          220. Ralph Homer17 Thornton (Homer16, George15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1); born Aug 20, 1920 in Oklahoma; married Betty Rae Dilley Oct 6, 1944 in Oklahoma; died Nov 27, 1985 in Hobbs, New Mexico, at age 65.

          Children of Ralph Homer17 Thornton and Betty Rae Dilley are as follows:

          Generation Eighteen

          240. Raymond Donald18 Fox II (Raymond17, Ruby16Thornton, John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1) is still living.

          Children of Raymond Donald18 Fox II and Rita Nopens are:

          Children of Raymond Donald18 Fox II and Nancy Bergman are:

          • 254 i. Jennifer Elizabeth19 Fox is still living.

          241. Sharon Ann18 Fox (Raymond17, Ruby16Thornton, John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1) is still living.

          Children of Sharon Ann18 Fox and Thomas Benton Cruse all born in Monroe, Louisiana, were as follows:

          • 255 i. Tom19 Cruse; born Aug 13, 1971; died Apr 8, 1997 at age 25.

          • 256 ii. Jay Cruse is still living.

          • 257 iii. Mary Cruse is still living.

          242. Richard Norman18 Fox (Raymond17, Ruby16Thornton, John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1) is still living.

          Children of Richard Norman18 Fox and Debra Jane Egan are as follows:

          • 258 i. Richard Raymond19 Fox is still living.

          • 259 ii. Ryan Edward Fox is still living.

          • 260 iii. Robyn Seyward Fox is still living.

          • 261 iv. Renee Debra Fox is still living.

          252. Linda Jane18 Thornton (Ralph17, Homer16, George15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1) is still living.

          There were no children of Linda Jane18 Thornton and Dale O. Smith.

            Children of Linda Jane18 Thornton and Ralph Edward Morgan are as follows:

            There were no children of Linda Jane18 Thornton and the unknown spouse mentioned above.

              Generation Nineteen

              253. Caprice Illene19 Fox (Raymond18, Raymond17, Ruby16Thornton, John15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1) is still living.

              Children of Caprice Illene19 Fox and Robert Transue are:

              • 264 i. Brice Cody20 Transue is still living.

              Children of Caprice Illene19 Fox and Eddie Whitten are:

              • 265 i. Eddie Kole20 Whitten is still living.

              262. Erik Edward19 Morgan (Linda18Thornton, Ralph17, Homer16, George15, William14, James13, Rowland12, Presley11, Luke10, Luke9, Luke8, Henry7, Henry6, Henry5, Henry4, Thomas3, Richard2, John1) is still living.

              Children of Erik Edward19 Morgan and Sara Marie Heuberger are:

              • 266 i. Erik Edward20 Morgan Jr is still living.


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