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    Taliaferro of Virginia, Thornton of Virginia, Walker of Virginia

    Ta14. Bartholomew TALIAFERRO b c 1560
    m Joane LANE
    The legend in the Taylor family is that their progenitor, William Taillerfer, (as the name was written then) was rewarded for fighting at the Battle of Hastings with extensive land holdings. The similarity in their ancient spelling raises the question of possible relationship.
    Ta14 Francis TALYFER b 25 Jan 1589/90 St. Olave's London d 19 Aug 1647 Stepney, Middlesex
    m 3 Feb 1613/14, St. Savior's, Southwark, Surrey Bennett HAIE
    Ta13-1 Ann Taliaferro b about 1616
    m Edward Hoyle
    Ta13 Robert Taliaferro b 11 Nov 1626 Stepny Mdse Engl d 1671 Gloucester Co Va
    m 1653 Gloucester City Va Katherine Dedman
    Ta12-1 Francis TALIAFERRO b 1654, Essex Cty VA d 1710, Essex Cty VA
    m BEF 1687, pr Essex Co Elizabeth CATLETT b 1663
    -1 John TALIAFERRO b 1685 Essex Co Va d 1763 m 1714-1725 Agatha HAY dau of Dr John Hay and Anne Robinson b ABT 1684 d 1753 ?Caroline C0 VA grandau of Christopher Robinson and Agatha Obert
    -2 Sarah TALIAFERRO b about 1690 d after Feb 1715/6 m 1710 ?Stafford Co George Mason Jr
    -3 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO b 1692 d 1775 m 1725 Essex Co VA Thomas STRIBLING
    -4 Francis TALIAFERRO b 1697 d c 1715 m Elizabeth Hay
    -5 Robert TALIAFERRO b 1698 d 9 May 1726, Stafford Co
    -6 Richard TALIAFERRO b 1705, ?Essex Co VA d 3 Jul 1779 James City Co VA m Elizabeth EGGLESTON
    -7 Capt. William TALIAFERRO b 17 Jan 1706/07, ?Essex Cty VA d 1757, Caroline Cty VA Planter m ABT 1725 Lucy Ann WALKER b 17 Jan 1707/8 ?Middlesex Co Va d about 1765 dau of James Walker and Clara Robinson
    -1-1 Col. John TALIAFERRO b about 1717 d 1756 m 1746 Ann CHAMPE dau of Col John Champe and Jane x
    -1-2 Francis TALIAFERRO b about 1720 ?Essex Co d 1768 ?Caroline Co
    -1-3 Robert TALIAFERRO b about 1726 d 1791 ?Bleneim Caroline Co m Jane Bankhead
    -1-4 Charles TALIAFERRO b about 1728 d 1799 Williamsburg Va
    -1-5 William TALIAFERRO b about 1730 d after 1814 m Margaret Aylett
    -2-1 Gerard Mason
    -2-2 Thomas Mason
    -2-3 Francis Mason b 1711
    -2-4 Sarah Mason b 1715 m1 Roger Chamberlain m2 Francis Mastin m3 Thomas Brooke
    -3-1 Francis STRIBLING
    -3-2 William STRIBLING
    -3-3 Taliaferro STRIBLING
    -4-1 Hay Taliaferro, b 1740 d 1825 m Lucy Mary Taliaferro Apr 5, 1791 in Orange Co b Dec 13, 1755 in Orange Co
    -6-1 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO ?= m Nathaniel Parker b 1708 Essex Co Va d 1800 Hampshire Va son of John Parker and Elizabeth Bond
    -6-2 Richard TALIAFERRO
    -7-1 Sarah TALIAFERRO b 1728, pr Caroline Co VA d 6 Feb 1762, ?Caroline Co VA m 31 Dec 1746, ?Caroline Co Anthony THORNTON
    -7-2 James TALIAFERRO b about 1725
    -7-3 Col. Walker TALIAFERRO b abt 1730 d 1782 Caroline Co m Sarah Turner
    -7-4 Christopher TALIAFERRO b ABT 1730/?42 m x Anderson b about 1750 +4 ch m2 Elizabeth POLLARD +3 ch
    -7-5 Lucy TALIAFERRO b ABT 1730 m1 1762 Charles CARTER m2 1766 Col. William JONES
    -7-6 William TALIAFERRO b ABT 1730 d 1 Feb 1778, British Prison, Philadelphia
    -1-1-1 Col. John TALIAFERRO b 1747 d 21 Jan 1805, Spotsylvania Cty VA m AFT May 1768 Elizabeth THORNTON b 1747, Spotsylvania Co VA d Mar 1811 Fox Springs Spotsylvania Co
    -1-1-2 Francis TALIAFERRO b ABT 1749 d ABT Jul 1773, ?Caroline Cty VA m about 1770 Mary DICK d Nov 1807 Hay Mount Caroline Co she m1 Sir John Peyton
    -1-1-3 Anne Champe TALIAFERRO b 7 Apr 1756 d 3 Feb 1798 Bracken Co Ky m 3 Nov 1781, Orange Co Va Nicholas TALIAFERRO son of Col William Taliaferro and Mary Battaile
    -1-1-4 Jane Champe TALIAFERRO b about 1750 m Francis TALIAFERRO b 15 Nov 1743 Spotsylvania Co d 1815 son of Francis TALIAFERRO and Elizabeth HAY he m2 1800 Jane Brockenbaugh
    -1-3-1 William Blinkins TALIAFERRO b before 1762 d Jan 1810 ?Blenheim
    -1-3-2 Jane TALIAFERRO b about 1770 d 18 Dec 1822 Epson Spotsylvania Co m Francis Whitaker Taliaferro
    -1-3-3 Lucy TALIAFERRO b abot 1770 d 1812 m William Champe Willis
    -1-3-4 Norbourne TALIAFERRO b 1773 d May 1816
    -1-3-5 Dr. John TALIAFERRO b 1775 d 14 Jan 1832 Caroline Co
    -1-3-6 Sarah TALIAFERRO b about 1780 d before 18332 m John McKenney
    -1-3-7 Richard H. TALIAFERRO b about 1780 d about 1830 ?Orange Co m Frances Walker Gilmer
    -1-3-8 James TALIAFERRO d 10 y
    -1-3-9 Robert TALIAFERROb about 1775 d about 1810 m Anne Hubbard Taylor
    -1-3-10 Hay TALIAFERRO b 1785 d before 1832 m 7 Feb 1805 Caroline Co Mildred Pendleton Taylor
    -1-4?-1 possibly Norborne Taliaferro b AFT 1758 m Elizabeth Bankhead Buckner b 20 May 1776 in Caroline Co VA d 1830
    -1-5-1 Charles TALIAFERRO b 1760 d about Sep 1843 Caroline Co
    -1-5-2 Hay TALIAFERRO b about 1765 m Elizabeth Tutt
    -1-5-3 Robert TALIAFERRO b ABT 1770 d 1835 Paris KY m1 1812 Clark Co KY Nancy TAYLOR m2 1816 Bourbon Co KY America ARNOLD
    -1-5-4 William TALIAFERRO b ABT 1775 d 1835, Winchester KY m1 1811 Nancy TUTT
    -1-5-5 Lucy TALIAFERRO b about 1775
    -2-4-1 Walter Brooke d 1798 m Ann Darrell
    -2-4-2 Richard Brooke
    -6-1-1 Nathaniel Parker b 1730 Hampshire Va d 25 Feb 1803 Greenfield Sumner Co TN m Ann Clayton b1726 Gloucester Va d 1790 Sumner TN
    -7-3-1 William TALIAFERRO b 1769 d 11 Feb 1817 Caroline Co VA [320] m 22 Dec 1788 Surry Co Elizabeth Hartwell COCKE
    -7-3-2 Mary Turner TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-1 Walker TALIAFERRO b AFT 1763 d AFT 1820 m BEF 1811 Mildred COLE
    -7-4-2 William TALIAFERRO d before 1820 m Mary Hickman
    -7-4-3 John TALIAFERRO b 23 Mar 1764, King William Co VA d AFT 1820 m1 Nancy BROOKE + 6 ch m2 Nancy CATLETT + 2 ch
    -7-4-4 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO m Augustine Cowne
    -7-4-7 Lucy TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-5 Ann Walker TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-6 Mary TALIAFERRO m Camm Garlick
    -7-4-7 Lucy TALIAFERRO b about 1785 d before 1824 m 9 Aug 1821 Temple Walker
    -7-5-1 x Carter b about 1764
    -1-1-1-1 Jane Gregory TALIAFERRO b ABT 1770 d AFT 1829 m 21 Nov 1792 King George Co Benjamin PARKE
    -1-1-1-1-1 John Taliaferro PARKE b 1791, Fredericksburg VA d 30 Oct 1831, Fredericksburg VA m 3 Dec 1819 Bath Caroline Co Ann R. TALIAFERRO
    -1-1-1-2 Mary Thornton TALIAFERRO b 1777, ?King George Co VA d 7 Jan 1795, Dissington, King George Co
    -1-1-1-3 Champe Thornton Whitaker TALIAFERRO b 1778 d 3 Sep 1831 Caroline Co
    -1-1-1-4 William Woodford TALIAFERRO b ABT 1794 m1 21 Dec 1812 Caroline Co Mary Thornton WOODFORD m2 BEF 1820 Eleanor WOODFORD
    -1-1-1-5 Lewis Willis TALIAFERRO d ABT Feb 1812, Fredericksburg VA m1 7 Sep 1809, Fredericksburg VA Mary C. STANARD m2 BEF 1814 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO
    -1-1-2-1 Charles Champe TALIAFERRO b ABT Jan 1773 ?Caroline Cty VA d 9 Feb 1832 Elmwood Essex Co
    -1-1-3-1 Lucy Mary TALIAFERRO b 6 Aug 1782 d 1854 m 26 Jun 1799 William BUCKNER b 19 Jun 1780 Port Royal Va d 27 Jan Georgetown OH
    -1-1-3-2 John Champe TALIAFERRO b 12 Oct 1784 d 26 Feb 1811 m 3 May 1808 Susan BUCKNER b 29 Mar 1789 d 11 Nov 1852 m2 after 1811 William Orr
    -1-1-3-3 Matilda Battaile TALIAFERRO b 30 Sep 1787, pr Culpepper Cty VA d 1 Mar 1843, Augusta KY m 16 Mar 1803, Bracken Co KY Martin Pickett MARSHALL
    -1-1-3-4 Mary Willis TALIAFERRO b 11 Aug 1798 ?Culpeper Co d 25 Jan 1797
    -1-1-3-5 George Catlett TALIAFERRO b 21 Mar 1792 d 23 Mar 1823 m 17 Jun 1813 Mary King d 1820
    -1-1-3-6 Dr. William Thornton TALIAFERRO b 16 Jan 1795 ?Culpeper Co m Eliza Ramsey
    -1-1-4-1 Matilda TALIAFERRO b about 1766 m1 Presley Thornton m2 31 May 1784, Orange Co William HELM son of Lynaugh Helm and Hester Netherton Ne8 wid Pope
    -1-1-4-1-1 Lynaugh Helm b c 1785
    -1-1-4-1-2 Thomas Helm b
    -1-1-4-1-3 Amelia Helm b
    -1-1-4-1-4 William Willis Helm Jr b
    -1-1-4-1-5 Jane Helm b c 1786
    -1-1-4-1-6 Matilda Helm b c 1787
    -1-1-4-1-7 Hay Taliaferro Helm b c 1789
    -1-1-4-1-8 Francis Taliaferro Helm b 1790 d 1871 Louisville KY m Sarah McKinney
    -1-1-4-2 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO m William STEWART
    -1-1-4-3 Francis Whitaker TALIAFERRO b about 1770 m1 BEF 1797 Jane TALIAFERRO m2 20 Oct 1832 Fredericksburg Va Catherine REAT
    -1-1-4-4 Ann Hay TALIAFERRO b 1773 d 1843 m 10 Jun 1790, Orange Co Lawrence BATTAILE b 1766
    -1-4?-1-1 Lucy Taliaferro
    -1-4?-1-William Thomas Warren Taliaferro b 1 Jun 1801 in Blenheim, Caroline Co VA d 1884 in Cooke Co TN m1 Frances Barnes "Fanny" Harrison + 3 ch m2 Anna Wise
    -2-4-1-1 Taliaferro Brooke
    -6-1-1-1 John Parker b 6 Sep 1758 d 19 May 1836 Fort Parker Limestone TX m Sarah White dau of Benjamin White b 12 Oct 1684 Marshfield Plymouth MA d there 12 May 1724 and Faith Oakman
    -6-1-1-1-1 Silas Mercer Parker b 5 May 1804 Duck River Elbert GA d 19 May 1836 Fort Parker m Lucinda Duty dau of Samuel Duty and Frances Kelly Harris (dau of George Harris b 1752 NC d 1820 NC and Keziah Earl)
    -6-1-1-1-1-1 Cynthia Ann Parker b 28 Oct 1827 Charleston coles Co Il d 28 Oct 1864 Orleana Oquinn Home Anderson TX m Peta Wanderer Nacona son of Pohebits Kwasu b 1803 Plains Yoakum TX and Hawk Woman ancestors of Phyllis Rexine Redifer, author's DNA match
    -7-3-1-1 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO b 1794 d Jul 1830 Caroline Co m BEF 1814 Lewis Willis TALIAFERRO
    -7-3-1-2 Ann R. TALIAFERRO b after 1794 m 3 Dec 1819 Bath Caroline Co John Taliaferro PARKE
    -7-3-1-3 Walker TALIAFERRO b 1797 ?Caroline Co VA d 16 Aug 1824 Bath
    -7-3-1-4 Richard TALIAFERRO b about 1799
    -7-3-1-5 William TALIAFERRO
    -7-3-1-6 Martha Hartwell TALIAFERRO b 1800 d 11 Dec 1825 Bath Caroline Co m 11 May 1820 Bath Caroline George William ROTHROCK
    -7-3-1-7 Mary R. TALIAFERRO b 1809 ?Caroline Cty VA d 8 Oct 1859, ?Fredericksburg VA [478] m 24 Jan 1826 Bath Caroline Co William C. J. ROTHROCK
    -7-4-3-1 Sally TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-3-2 Robert TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-3-3 Christopher TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-3-4 Ann Aylett TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-3-5 Mary Brooke TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-3-6 Walker TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-3-7 John TALIAFERRO
    -7-4-3-2 James TALIAFERRO
    Ta12-2 Robert TALIAFERRO b ABT 1655, ?Gloucester Co VA d ABT 1688, ?Essex Co VA m 1687 Sara CATLETT -1 Robert TALIAFERRO b 1687 d ABT May 1768, pr Caroline Co VA
    m1 c 1707 Margaret FRENCH b c 1690 Old Rappahannock Co VA + 3 ch dau of Hugh FRENCH b about 1650 d before 1706 and Margaret PROSSER/?Margaret Ann Gaines b c 1655 Bristol Engl d 1717 Essex Co VA
    m2 ABT 1724, ?Richmond Co Ann PITMAN
    (the main source for catlett attributes the following children to sister Elizabeth but confuses the names of the husbands in contradiction to taliaferro, hence these children are prüvisionally added as Sara's children in both peidgrees
    -2? Zachariah Taliaferro d Abt. 1710 in Va
    -3? William Taliaferro
    -4? Francis Taliaferro
    -5? John Taliaferro
    -6? Elizabeth Taliaferro, b Oct 4, 1741 in of "Epsom" Spotsylvania Co d 1831 in
    -7? Richard Taliaferro
    -1-1 Robert TALIAFERRO b about 1715
    ?-1-2 Samuel Taliaferro b 1721 ?Essex Co VA d 1798, Albemarle Cty VA tradesman of some kind m ANNE x
    -1-3 Anne TALIAFERRO b before 1724
    -1-4 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO b before 1724/?c 1714 ( first and only ch by Margaret French) m Roger MADISON b about 1710 Va d ?Halifax Co Va son of John Madison and Isabel Minor

    -1-2-1 Francis TALIAFERRO b 12 Mar 1749/50, pr Caroline Cty VA d Feb 1826, Guthrie KY [40] m 1795 Albemarle Co VA Letitia HUGHES
    -1-4-1 Ambrose Madison, b ~1732 4/13/1773, Amborse witnessed a deed Spotsylvania Co m 9/11/1819 Jane Willis
    -1-4-2 Ann Madison b 1734 d Blount Co TN m 1773-04-05 Henry Cox
    -1-4-3 Mary Madison b c 1740 m Richard Collins 1782 in Charlotte Co VA s Continental Census 4/28/1789, named in the will of father s 1810 Census Frederick Co VA f >45.
    -1-4-4 Elizabeth Madison b c 1734 Halifax Co VA named in father's will m RiceMoore
    -1-4-5 Catherine Madison, b about 1750 m George Richards s Will of Roger Madison s 1782 VA Census Fairfax Co d before 1789
    -1-4-6 Margaret French Madison b about 1760 d 1818 Botetourt Co Va m Sylvanus Johnson
    -1-4-7 Frances Madison b 1763 in Halifax Co VA 2/1778 4/21/1783 in Halifax Co VA d in Greene Co AL named in the will of her father m Elisha Collins, b 11/30/1759 VA d Greene Co Al before 1830 s VA Marriges to 1800 Ancestry.com Revolutionary War against the British & Shawnee Indians $30/year pension 1784 moved to KY 4/28/1789 s 1810 Census KY Clark Co. 31301,01102 s 1820 Census KY Logan Co Russellville. 111111,42101 ~1820 moved to Greene Co AL
    -1-4-6 Mary A Isabel Madison b about 1743

    -1-2-1-1 Nancy French TALIAFERRO b 11 May 1796
    -1-2-1-2 Sally Hughes TALIAFERRO b 11 May 1796
    -1-2-1-3 Samuel Walker TALIFERRO b 19 Jul 1798 ?Albemarle Co VA d 1879 m 1829 KY m Sally McClung MOORE
    -1-2-1-4 Leroy TALIAFERRO b 14 Aug 1800
    -1-4-3-1 Felecia Collins, b ? VA.
    -1-4-3-2 Amelia Jane Collins, b 1773 in VA
    -1-4-4-1 Elizabeth Rice Moore b 1788 Grainger Co TN d there 1842 M Chales McAnnally
    -1-4-5-1 Taliaferro Richards, b bef. 1789 in VA. s Will of Roger Madison
    -1-4-6-1 y Johnson b aout 1795
    -1-4-6-2 y Johnson b about 1802
    -1-4-6-1 Taliaferro Cox
    -1-4-6-2 Ambrose Cox
    -1-4-6-3 Clement Cox
    -1-4-6-4 Nathaniel Hall Cox b 1780-07-04 d 1839-02-13
    -1-4-6-5 Elizabeth Cox 1783-03-14 d 1861
    -1-4-6-6 Nancy Cox c1790
    -1-4-6-7 Samuel T Cox c1798
    -1-4-7-1 Joseph Collins
    -1-4-7-2 Sarah Collins, b 2/26/1784 in KY.
    -1-4-7-3 Richard Collins b 4/26/1785 in KY d Greene Co AL m1 Sarah Baldwin, b 7/13/1780 in VA 1822
    -1-4-7-4 Nathaniel Madison Collins, b 4/30/1787 in KY 1/8/1814, Battle of New Orleans under Capt. Samuel Crawford m1 Susan Burrow m2 Lucy Brumfield (Statham) d 1/17/1860 in MS.
    -1-4-7-5 Meredith Collins b 3/13/1789 in KY m1 Bef. 1810 Maria/Meredith ? 8/26/1837 in Sumter Co. m2 Sidney W Gibbs, b 1803 in NC 1850 Census AL Sumter Co + 2 ch
    -1-4-7-6 Gabriel Collins b 3/9/1791 in KY.
    -1-4-7-7 Stephen Collins b 3/17/1793 in KY 1/22/1825 in Greene Co m Mary Mahala Clements, b 1802 in SC s 1850 Census AL Greene Co + 6 ch 3/23/1857 d Greene Co AL Probated will.
    -1-4-7-8 John Collins, b 11/2/1796 in KY
    -1-4-7-9 Elizabeth Collins b 1799 in KY 3/12/1827 in Greene Co m John Trussell, b 1798 in SC s 1850 Census MS Lauderdale Co 4 children.
    -1-4-7-10 Taliaferro Collins, b 6/22/1801 in KY Josiah Collins, b 12/10/1803 in KY 2/12/1835 in Greene Co m1 Drucila Gordon. + ch 5/30/1849 m2 Penelope Baker (Cabiness) b 1816 in AL no ch 1850 Census AL Greene Co Mount Hebron 3 ch step ch others 4/12/1893 d in AL.

    -1-4-4-1-1 Thomas P McAnally
    -1-4-4-1-2 David McAnally
    -1-4-4-1-3 James Madison McAnally
    -1-4-4-1-4 Charles Wesley Franklin McAnally
    -1-4-4-1-5 Saraphina McAnally b 6 Oct 1826 m James M Hayes
    Ta12-3 Col/Maj. John TALIAFERRO "the Ranger" b 1656 d 21 Jun 1720 Essex Co Va
    m Sarah Smith b 1661 in York Co d 1720 Essex Co dau of Lawrence Smith b Mar 1629 in Stoneyhurst, Burnley Parish, Lanc. England and Mary Dedman b 1629 in Burnley, Lancashire
    -1 Lawrence Taliaferro b 1678 d 1724 Essex Co m Alice Thornton b ABT 1690
    -2 Mary Taliaferro b 1686 in Powhatan Plantation, Old Rappahannock Co VA m Francis Thornton b 4 Jan 1682 Stafford Co d 6 Feb 1737 Snow Creek Frederick Co VA
    -3 Col John Taliaferro of Snow Creek b 1687 in VA d 30 Apr 1744 m Mary Catlett
    -4 William Taliaferro b ABT 1687 in Essex Co. Va
    -5 Mary Elizabeth Taliaferro b 1691 in Powhatan Plantation, Essex Co. VA m John Catlett III b Apr 4, 1680 in Spotsylvania Co d by 3 Jun 1739
    -6 Charles Taliaferro
    -7 Zachariah Taliaferro
    -8 Robert Taliaferro b 1700
    -9 Sarah Taliaferro b ABT 1704 ?= m Alexander Waugh b c 1705 d 1793 Orange Co VA
    -10 Richard Taliaferro b: 1706 in Essex Co. VA
    probably here were:
    -11 Zachariah Taliferro b about 1680 m Sarah Smith
    -12 y Taliaferro b about 1685
    -1-1 Francis Taliaferro of Epsom b 1700 d 1757 m Elizabeth Hay b 1700 Essex Co
    -1-2 William Taliaferro b ABT 1710
    -2-1 Mary Thornton b abt 1706 d1757 m Nicholas Battaile
    -2-2 John Thornton b 1707 Stafford Co d 3/11/1799 m Mildred Gregory
    -2-3 Alice Thornton b c 1708 Spotsylvania Co, Snow Creek d 1739 m1 James Taylor III m2 Lawrence Catlett
    -2-4 Ann Thornton b 1714 Spotsylvania Co, Snow Creek m Robert Jackson
    -2-5 Francis Thornton b 7 APR 1714 Spotsylvania Co, Snow Creek d 4/07/1749 m Mary "Frances" Gregory
    -2-6 Reuben Thornton b 1717 1768 Spotsylvania Co, Snow Creek VA, Essex Co, Snow Creek Elizabeth Gregory
    -2-7 Elizabeth Thornton b 1719 Spotsylvania Co, Snow Creek 1774 m1 Robert Lewis m2 Thomas Merriweather b 1714
    -2-8 Sarah Thornton b abt 1719 m Thomas Slaughter, Charles Taliaferro
    -2-9 Mildred Thornton b 3/21/1721 Fredericksburg d 11/16/1778 m1 Nicholas Meriwether m2 Thomas Walker
    -5-1 John Catlett IV b 1705 in Va d Dec 13 1744 in Place Orange Co
    -9-1? Richard Waugh b 1732 Richmond Co 3 JUL 1805
    -9-2? Abner Waugh b c 1738 ?Richmond Co 9/13/1806 m Philadelphia Claiborne
    -11-1? Capt Richard Taliaferro b 1703/6 in Essex Co VA d 27 Sep 1748 James City Va m on 10 Jun 1726 Rose Berryman b 1708 in Westmoreland Co VA d about 1763 dau of Capt Benjamin BERRYMAN d 1729 and Elizabeth NEWTON, b 1685 d 11 Feb 1762, Westomoreland Co VA she m1 Thomas GILSON b 1665 d before 14 May 1707 in Stafford Co
    -12-1 John Taliaferro b about 1715
    m Mary x
    -1-1-1 Ann Hay Taliaferro b 7 Sep 1731 in VA d by 1782 m Richard "Smithfield" Brooke b ABT 1732 d 1792 son of Robert "The Knight" Brooke II b: ABT 1700 in Farmer's Hall, Essex Co. VA and Phoebe Sale b ABT 1700 in St. Ann's Pa. Essex Co granson of Robert Brooke b 1654 in Essex Co. VA and Catherine Booth b 1664 in Rappahannock Co (dau of Humphrey Booth b ABT 1635 in Rappahannock Co. VA and Margaret Underwood b 1634 in Surry Co)
    -1-1-2 Sarah Taliaferro b 4 May 1733 d 6 Feb 1762 m 31 Dec 1746 in Caroline Co Anthony Thornton II b 15 Nov 1727 in Ormsby, Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-3 Lawrence Taliaferro b 9 Dec 1734 in Rose Hill, Orange Co. VA
    -1-1-4 John "Hagley" Taliaferro b 30 Sep 1735 in Vaux Hall, Essex Co VA
    -1-1-5 Elizabeth of Epsom Taliaferro b 1741 in Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-6 Francis Walker Taliaferro b 15 Nov 1743
    -2-7-1 Nicholas Meriwether b 7 SEP 1736 d 19 DEC 1772 m Margaret Douglas
    -2-7-2 Francis "Frank" Meriwether b 21 OCT 1737 d 2 JAN 1803 m Martha Gaines Jameson
    -2-7-3 Elizabeth Meriwether b 3/08/1743 d 9/1812 m Thomas Johnson Sr.
    -2-7-4 Lucy Meriwether b 4 FEB 1751 Albemarle Co d 8 SEP 1837 m William Lewis
    -9-1-1 Mary Waugh b 1761 Stafford Co d 1802 Prince William Co VA m Robert Howson Hooe b 22 NOV 1748 Prince William Co d 24 MAY 1832
    -10-1-1 Zachariah Taliaferro b 1710 in Goochland or Amherst Co VA d 1797 m Mary Boutwell Be7=Fo7 children: see Foote pedigree Fo7-1 to Fo7-8
    -11-1-1 Sarah TALIAFERRO b 7 Jun 1727 ?Caroline Co Va d 20 Jan 1769 m John Lewis
    -11-1-2 Benjamin TALIAFERRO b 21 Nov 1728 d 6 Mar 1750/1
    -11-1-3 Zachariah Taliaferro b 29 Aug 1730 in Goochland or Amherst Co VA d Jun 1797 (? d Apr 1811 SC possibly Sr & Jr) m1 Mary Boutwell/Bouthwell + 12 ch m2 17 Mar 1787 Amherst Co Judith Scott
    -11-1-4 Richard TALIAFERRO b 15 Feb 1731^/2 d 26 Feb 1731/2
    -11-1-5 Dr. John TALIAFERRO b 7 Apr 1733 Caroline Co Va d 7 Apr 1821 Wilkinson #Ga m Mary Hardin
    -11-1-6 Charles TALIAFERRO b 16 JUl 1735 ?Caroline Co d 11 Apr 1798 Amherst Co Va m 13 Apr 1758 Isabella McCulloch
    -11-1-7 Beheathland TALIAFERRO b 20 May 1738 d after 1813 m about 1760 James Stevens
    -11-1-8 Peter TALIAFERRO b 12 Feb 1739/40 m Ann Hackley
    -11-1-9 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO b 2 Nov 1741 m Zachary Hawkins
    -11-1-10 Rose TALIAFERRO b 2 Nov 1741 m Richard Shakelford
    -11-1-11 Mary Berryman TALIAFERRO b 16 Oct 1743 m Thomas Wortham
    -11-1-12 Frances TALIAFERRO b 9 Dec 1745 m 9 Aug 1768 Stafford Co Va Kenelm Cheseldine
    -11-1-13 Richard TALIAFERRO b 2 Sep 1747, Amherst Co Va Am Rev
    -12-1-1 Mildred Taliaferro b about 1737 m Samuel James
    -1-1-1-1 Lawrence Brooke b 23 Aug 1758 in Smithfield, Stafford Co. VA m Frances Alexander b: 22 Aug 1758 in Stafford Co. VA
    -1-1-1-2 Robert Brooke b 1761 d 27 Feb 1800 m Mary Ritchie
    -1-1-1-3 Elizabeth Brooke b ABT 1765 in Smithfield, Spotsylvania Co VA d 22 Aug 1800 m 18 Nov 1785 Fontaine Maury b 3 Feb 1761 in Albmarle Co VA son of James Maury b 8 Apr 1717 in Albemarle Co. VA and Mary Walker b 22 Nov 1724 in King & Queen Co
    -1-1-1-4 John Taliaferro Brooke b 27 Aug 1763 in Smithfield, Fredericksburg, d 1822 in Milvale, Stafford Co. WV m Anne Mercer Cary Selden b 21 Jun 1738 d 26 Jul 1806 dau of Samuel Selden b: 1725 in Buckroe, Hampton Co. VA and Sarah Ann Mason Mercer b: 24 Jun 1738
    -1-1-1-5 Francis Taliaferro Brooke b 27 Aug 1763 in Smithfield, Spotsylvania Co d 3 Mar 1851 in Nottingham Co. VA m1 3 Oct 1791 in Smithfield, Isle of Wight Co Mary Randolph Spotswood b 19 Jun 1775 in New Post, Spotsylvania Co. VA m2 13 Feb 1804 in Fredericksburg Mary Champe Carter b: 1778 in Blenheim, Albemarle Co. VA
    -1-1-2-1 Judith Presley Thornton b 1749 in Ormsby, Caroline Co VA d 1798 Green Co Ky m 1770 in Caroline Co Aylett Buckner b 3 Mar 1744 in Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-2-2 Charles Thornton b 17 Oct 1754 in North Garden, Caroline Co VA d 18 Mar 1824 in Oldham Co. KY m1 Mary Jones b ABT 1755 m2 Sarah Anne Catlett Fitzhugh b: 13 Feb 1765 in North Garden, Caroline Co VA + 8 ch dau of John Fitzhugh b: 30 Jun 1727 in Bel Air, Overwharton Pa. Stafford Co. VA and Alice Catlett Thornton b 21 Aug 1729 in Crowes, King George Co
    -1-1-2-3 Reuben Thornton b 28 May 1758 in Ormsby Plantation, Caroline Co VA m 1772 Mildred Grymes b 1758 in Caroline Co. VA d 1823 dau of Benjamin Grymes b: 19 Feb 1725 in Middlesex Co. VA and Priscilla Rootes b 1735
    -1-1-2-4 Anthony Thornton III b 1 Feb 1748 in Ormsby, Caroline Co d 12 Jan 1828 in Harrison Co. KY m 8 May 1772 in Caroline Co. VA Mary Rootes b 1737
    -2-7-1-1 William Douglas Merriweather b 2 NOV 1761 "Clover Fields" A.bemarle d 27 JAN 1845 m Elizabeth Lewis
    -2-7-1-2 Francis Thornton Merriweather b 5 NOV 1768 "Clover Fields" A.bemarle d JUN 1814 m Catherine Elizabeth Davies
    -11-1-3-1 Charles TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-2 Benjamin TALIAFERRO , Gen.
    -11-1-3-3 Zachariah TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-4 Richard TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-5 Warren Taliaferrow b 1760 Rockingham Va d 10 Jul 1819 Oglethorpe Ga m Mary Merriwether Gilmer
    -11-1-3-6 Burton TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-7 Sarah TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-8 Nancy TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-9 John Boutwell TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-10 Mary Boutwell TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-11 Frances TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-3-12 William TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-5-1 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO m 22 Oct 1778 Orange Co Va Levi Pruit
    -11-1-5-2 Richard TALIAFERRO b 1756 d 15 Mar 1781 Battle of Guildford Ct House m Dorcas Perkins
    -11-1-5-3 Rose TALIAFERRO b about 1760m Joseph Porter
    -11-1-5-4 Benjamin TALIAFERRO b 1763 m Ada Snow
    -11-1-5-5 Charles TALIAFERRO b 1766 d 1838 m1 1786 Sallie Burroughs m2 after 1810 Dicie Tucker
    -11-1-5-6 Anne TALIAFERRO b 1768 d 1864 m Jonathan McCrary
    -11-1-5-7 Judith TALIAFERRO b about 1775 m Shadick Franklin
    -11-1-5-8 Mary TALIAFERRO b about 1775
    -11-1-5-9 Behetheland TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-5-10 Lucy TALIAFERRO b 29 May 1780 d 28 Feb 1848 m 1797 John Lawrence Smith
    -11-1-6-1 Richard TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-2 Charles TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-3 Peter TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-4 John TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-5 Zacharias TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-6 Benjamin Berryman TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-7 William TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-8 Sarah Behethland TALIAFERRO b 16 Aug 1774 Amherst Co Va d 1844 Logan Co Ky m 30 Apr 1792 William Loving
    -11-1-6-9 Roderick TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-10 James TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-6-11 Rose Berryman TALIAFERRO b 2 Jan 1783 d after 1871 m 18 Dec 1797 Amherst Co Joseph Loving
    -11-1-8-1 Richard TALIAFERRO b 24 Sep 1762 Culpeper Co Va d 1836 Clermont Co Oh m1 Rebecca Riddle + 7 ch m2 1786 Sarah Jones + 5 ch
    -11-1-8-2 Zachariah TALIAFERRO b 1764 d 1803
    -11-1-8-3 Judith TALIAFERRO m y Veetch
    -11-1-8-4 Sarah TALIAFERRO b 1768 m Thomas Bragg
    -1-1-1-1-1 Sarah Frances Brooke b ABT 1790 in St. Paul's Pa. Stafford Co. VA
    -1-1-1-1-2 Lucy Brooke b ABT 1788 in St. Paul Pa. Stafford Co
    -1-1-1-2-1 Richard Brooke b 14 Aug 1787
    -1-1-1-3-1 Elizabeth Herndon Maury b 26 Aug 1793 d 1824 m John Minor "Jack" Maury b 1795
    -1-1-1-3-1-1 Dabney Herndon Maury b 21 May 1822 in Fredericksburg d 11 Jan 1900 Peoria Il m 10 Mar 1852 Anna Augusta Rose Mason b 4 Sep 1829 in Cleveland King George Co VA d 21 Feb 1876 Fredericksburg dau of Wiley Roy Mason b 1804 and Susan Taylor Smith b 10 Jul 1806
    -1-1-1-3-1-1-1 Dabney Herndon Maury Jr.
    -1-1-1-3-2 Richard Brooke Maury b 22 Jun 1794 in Spotsylvania Co
    -1-1-1-4-1 Samuel Selden Brooke
    -1-1-1-4-2 Henry Laurens Brooke
    -1-1-1-5-1 Robert Spotswood Brooke b 5 Sep 1800 in St. Julien, Spotsylvania Co VA
    -1-1-1-5-2 Mary Randolph Spotswood Brooke
    -1-1-2-1-1 Catherine Taliaferro Buckner b 19 Apr 1773 in Fauquier Co VA
    -1-1-2-1-2 Richard Aylett Buckner b 5 Feb 1784 in Fauquier Co
    -1-1-2-2-1 Charles Fitzhugh Thornton b 1793
    -1-1-2-2-2 Elizabeth Thornton b ABT 1796 in Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-2-2-3 John Henry Fitzhugh Thornton b 8 Jun 1798
    -1-1-2-2-4 Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh Thornton b 11 Nov 1800 in Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-2-2-5 Susannah Thornton b in Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-2-2-6 William Tucker Thornton b 1 May 1806 in Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-2-2-7 Fitzhugh Jones Thornton b ABT 1776
    -1-1-2-2-8 Henrietta Thornton
    -1-1-2-3-1 Reuben Thornton Jr. b 10 Oct 1791 in VA
    -1-1-2-3-1 Charles Taliaferro Thornton b:29 Aug 1797 in Hanover Co
    -1-1-2-4-1 Mildred Rootes Thornton b 18 Dec 1773 in Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-2-4-2 Anthony Rootes Thornton IV b 24 Dec 1775 in Ormesby Plantation Caroline Co. VA
    -1-1-2-4-3 Philip Thornton b 28 Apr 1777 in Caroline Co VA
    -1-1-2-4-4 Judith Presley Thornton b 29 Jun 1788 in Caroline Co
    -11-1-8-1-1 Jefferson TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-2 James TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-3 Sarah TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-4 Kitura TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-5 Elizabeth TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-6 William TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-7 Nancy TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-8 Zacharias TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-9 Matilda TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-10 Lucy TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-11 Emily TALIAFERRO
    -11-1-8-1-12 Jones TALIAFERRO
    Ta12-4 Sarah TALIAFERRO b 1660 Gloucester Co Va
    m Col William Catlett
    Ta12-5 Col. Richard TALIAFERRO b 1665 ?Essex Co Va d Apr 1715 Richmond Co
    m ABT 1695 Sarah WingfieldSarah WINGFIELD
    -1 Martha TALIAFERRO m s.b.
    -2 Richard TALIAFERRO b 1700 d about May 1721 ? Kg Geo Co
    -3 Catherine TALIAFERRO b about 1706 d 1731 m before 1724 Rice Hooe
    -4 Sarah TALIAFERRO b about 1710 ?Richmond Co m before 1726 Thomas Turner
    Ta12-6 Charles TALIAFERRO b Jan 1670/71, Essex Co VA d 1734, Caroline Co VA
    m ABT 1700 Mary CARTER
    Col George TAYLOR b 11 Feb 1711 in Rapidan, Orange Co Va d 4 Nov 1792 in Gloucester Co he m1 28 Feb 1737/8 Rachel Gibson b 4 MAY 1717 in Orange Co + 12 ch
    -1-3 Catherine TALIAFERRO
    Sarah TURNER b about 1735 d after 1781 m Col. Walker TALIAFERRO b about 1730 d 1782 Caroline Co Va son of Capt William Taliaferro and Ann Walker
    -1-1-2 Charles TURNER b about 1735 d before 1757
    -1-2-1 George Conway Taylor b Jun 17, 1769, d Mar 9, 1805
    Catherine TALIAFERRO b 1672 d 1692
    m 1687 Essex Co Va Col. John BATTAILE
    Ta12-8 Christian Taliaferro b 1654 Essex Co Va d 13 Aug 1713 Essex Kg Wm Co Va
    m John Bourne b 1654 Plymouth Devon Engl d 1712 Essex Va
    -1 John Bourne b 1672 Rappahannock Co Va d 1721 Essex Va m Elizabeth Johnson b 1676 Rappahannock Ve d 1760 Fredricksburg VA dau of Henry Johnson (Two possible Johnson- Tucker connections: direct and Tucker/Woodson/Allen/Johnson). -1-1 Andrew Bourne b about 1711 Fredricksburg d 18 Jan 1790 Culpeper Co Va m Jone Morton dau of William Morton of Richmond Wise Co Va and Ann Batchleder -1-1-1 William Bourn b about 1759 Culpeper Co m Mildre Helms dau of William Helms and Letitia Neville -1-1-1-1 William Bourn b about 1809 m Mildred Jane Hathaway -1-1-1-1-1 Mary Virginia Bourn b 1 St Louis Mo d 12 May 1877 Gentry Benton AR m Jacon Whiteside -1-1-1-1-1-1 James Beaty Whiteside b 16 Mar 1839 ancestor of Dea Ann Heinen, author's DNA match
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    Thornton of Virginia


    contributed by Marcine E. Lohman http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~celticlady/thornton/
    This family may descend from Thornton of Thornton
    Th14 Roger Thornton b about 1590 Rivington, Lancashire, England.
    Th13 William Thornton I b circa 1620 in Chorley Parish, Lancashire, England bap Jan 6, 1622, Chorley Parish, Lancashire, England 9,10 d 1708 in Cod's Creek, Stafford Co Virginia3. Coat of Arms: Per Burkes11 Deed: Nov 04, 1679, Rappahannock Co Virginia Immigration: 1634, Left England for Virginia Property: Rappahannock Co Virginia Deed Book 6, Pg. 83. Residence: Feb 16, 1666, Gloucester Co Virginia
    m1 Avice Russell 1640 - 1642 in Rappahannock Co Virginia. She b circa 16205,5, d Bef. Mar 27, 1648 in Virginia
    m2 Mar 27, 1648 in York Co Elizabeth Rowland (called Gloucester after 1651)6, b 1627 in Middle Plantation, Williamsburg Co Virginia7,8, d Aft. 1679 in Gloucester Co Va + 4 ch dau of John Rowland and Margaret Bayly.
    1634, York Co Virginia was formed (known as Charles River County until 1643).
    1651, Lancaster County was formed from York and Northumberland Counties, Virginia.
    1651, Gloucester County was formed from York Co Virginia.
    1653, Westmoreland County was formed from Northumberland Co Virginia (part of King George County was added in 1777).
    1656, (Old) Rappahannock County was formed from Lancaster County. It became extinct in 1692 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond counties.
    1664, Stafford County was formed from Westmoreland Co Virginia.
    1669, Middlesex County was formed from Lancaster Co Virginia.
    1692, Richmond County and Essex County was formed from Old Rappahannock Co Virginia.
    1720, King George County was formed from Richmond County (Part of Westmoreland County was added in 1777).
    1720, Spotsylvania County was formed from Essex, King and Queen and King William Counties, Virginia.
    1833, Rappahannock County was formed from Culpeper Co Virginia.
    In Virginia, there have been several different families of this name, the largest and most prominent has been that which originally settled in Gloucester Co spread to Stafford, King George, Richmond, Northumberland, Essex, Caroline, Spottsylvania, Orange, Culpeper, Madison, Brunswick, and other counties, and has now representatives in almost every State in the Union. (2) This William Thornton originally settled in York County and later moved to Stafford County where he built a home and named it "The Hills." William Thorneton is a headright of William Pryor who received 1300 acres on the north side of Charles River in 1642 (York Co Va.?) (5) This may be the same William Prior who died between 1646 - 1647 and owned the ship Honor. The first of the name of whom there is any record is said to have come from Yorkshire. On May 11, 1646, William Thornton obliged himself, by a paper recorded in York county (including Gloucester), to care for the cattle of John Liptrot until the latter came of age. [York Co Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1645-1649, #2 page 278/9] (2) In 1649 he received a land grant of 164 acres in Gloucester Co the grant being awarded for the transfer of 4 persons from England, this being one of the first Patents in Virginia. (Virginia Land Patent Book 5, page 573.) On Feb 16th, 1665-'66, as "Mr. William Thornton", he had a grant of 164 acres of land, in Petsworth parish, Gloucester, adjoining the land where he lived, and that of Mr. Richard Barnard. And in 1675, William Thornton, Sr., filed a deed of gift to his four children: Francis, Rowland, William and Esther. He was a vestryman of Petsworth parish in 1677.(1) There is on record in Essex a power of attorney, dated September, 1673, from William Thornton, of Gloucester, to James Kay, of Rappahannock Co concerning 2,000 acres of land in the freshes of Rappahannock, on the north side of the river, adjoining the lands of Andrew Buckner, Col. Wm. Ball, and Mr. Richard Whitehead, and Muddy Creek, a tract of land which he had bought from Mott. (2) On Nov 4, 1679, William issued the below deed to his wife, Elizabeth in Rappahannock Co Virginia. (4) William Thornton to his wife, Elizabeth (NOTE: Spelling updated to current practice) November 4, 1679 Know all men by these presents that I, William Thornton for the consideration of the acknowledgement of the thirds or dower my wife, Elizabeth Thornton, now has or hereafter may have of and to one dividend of six hundred acres of land sold to Mr. Waters and his heirs, have given, granted, bargained, sold, aliened, feeoffeed and confirmed unto my said now wife, one mare about three years old also a sorrel color, whitish in the forehead and marked with a hole in the right ear. And also one yearling cow calf marked with two cross and two shoats natural marked, being black with a white face. To have and to hold the said mare and her increase (except one weanable foal), such as the said William Thornton or his heirs or assigns shall at any time hereafter make choice of happens to have fallen so from the above said mare, upon such demand as the said Thornton or his assigns shall make together with the so above said yearling cow calf, with all their & every of their increase, unto the aforesaid Elizabeth Thornton & to her own proper use, & to her heirs and assigns forever (except as before excepted)……. all of him the said William Thornton, his heirs or assigns, or any other person claiming from by or under him, them any of them. In witness whereof I have here unto set both my hand & seal this 4th day of Nov 1679. Sealed & delivered in fee (S) William Thornton (SEAL) Recorded in Circuit Court Rappahannock anno 1649 Edmo. Craske Cl Cur 1. As shown in (Old) Rappahannock Deed Book 6, Page 86, William Thornton issued a deed to John Waters on Oct 22, 1678. 2. Rappahannock County Deeds 1682-88, VII, Page 265 includes a deed dated 7 Apr 1686 from John Waters to John Savage showing Savage paying Waters 3,750 pounds of tobacco for 200 acres in Gloucester County on the South side of Piscaton Creek, land purchased by Waters from Wm. Thornton. There is also recorded in Essex, in 1708, a deed, dated Jul 16, 1675, from William Thornton, of Gloucester, gentleman, to Francis and Rowland, "two of his sons", conveying 2,000 acres in Rappahannock Co and also a power of attorney, dated 1708, from Wm Thornton, formerly of Gloucester, but now of Stafford, authorizing the confirmation of said deed. So in his old age Wm. Thornton removed from Gloucester to Stafford. (2) He died in 1708 at the home of his son, Col. Francis Thornton, in Stafford Co and it is stated that his tombstone bears his Coat of Arms, (See Crozier's "General Armory," 1904 edition, page 126, Burke's "General Armory," 1878 edition, page 1010.). (3)
    Arms: Argent, a chevron sable between three hawthorne trees proper.
    Crest: Out of a ducal Coronet or, a lions head proper.
    Motto: None recorder, few of the older arms being accompanied by recorded mottos. One Yorkshire line of the family used the motto: Deo spes mes (My hope is in God).
    Authority: Crozier's "General Armory," 1904 edition, page 126. Burke's "Geneal Armory," 1878 edition, page 1010.

    Crozier, best considered of all of the published American heraldic authorities, records the above described coat and crest as authentic for descendants of William Thornton, of "The Hills," Yorkshire, England, who came to America and settled in York Co Virginia, in the year 1646. Burke, British authority, records the same as authentic for the family of Thornton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, which was the center of the residence of this family. Kirkland Hall, in Lancaster, was the seat of one line. This line bore the lion's head of red. A line owning the estate of Birkin, in Yorkshire, England, bore the lion's head of purple, and placed the coronet around the neck of the lion rather than under it. A Yorkshire line with branches in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, England, bore the same arms, but changed the crest to a dragon's head and wings of silver issuing from the ducal coronet of gold. O'Hart, in the 1923 edition of his "Irish Pedigrees," Volume 2, states that the Thorntons of England were among the twelve families among whom Queen Elizabeth divided 111,000 acres in the County of Limerick, in Ireland, which she had taken from the FitzGeralds, Earls of Desmond. This accounts for the branches of the family which settled in Ireland.

    It is believed, although no proof exist, that William Thornton married, first Elisa Belling, about 1640/42, a daughter of Luke Belling (Bellington?) and Elisa Russell in Linenburg Parish, Richmond Co Virginia. (13) He married second Elizabeth Rowland, Mar 27, 1648 in Gloucester Co Virginia. (See also deed, Rappahannock Co Deed Book 6, Page 83 which lists wife "Elizabeth"). I believe the importance of the Thornton - Belling marriage was to ligitimize Luke Thornton as a son of William. However, the Thornton DNA project has conclusively proved that Luke was not a son of William the Immigrant. There has been no evidence to show that William the Immigrant had a first wife nor any additional children than the one's listed by Elizabeth Rowland. After doing lots of research I have concluded that William THORNTON could NOT have married Eliza BILLINGTON, the daughter of Luke BILLINGTON as is currently believed. To come to this conclusion, I first searched for information on the Wills of Luke Billington and his wife Barbara, of Rappahannock Co Va. which were proved in 1672 and 1674. This listed their children: Luke, Elitia, Elizabeth, Jane, Barbara and Mary. (6) (12) Several sources have shown that Elizabeth is the one who went by Eliza and that Elitia was also known as Alicia. I also found that Eliza Billington married Dennis McCarty and had at least one child by 1679 as is shown in the quote below. (7) (12) "Captain Daniel McCarty, of Cople Parish, Westmoreland Co the son of Dennis and Eliza (Billington) McCarty of Northumberland Co b 1679, d May 4, 1724." (12) Since it is believed that Luke and Edward Thornton were born circa 1642-1646, you could assume that their mother was 18 when Luke b - but this would make Eliza 55 years old when her son Daniel b by Dennis McCarty. Something which is quite unlikely. I therefore decided that Luke, Jr. must have had a daughter named Eliza and that this is the one who married Dennis McCarty. However, I've discovered that Luke, Jr. died without issue. (8) I also checked on Alicia/Elitia in case I had the wrong daughter and found that Alicia married John Russell on Sep 11, 1673. (9) "RUSSELL, JOHN married Alicia Billington, 11 Sep 1673. NFPR, p.161 (North Farnham Parish Register) (The bride was the daughter of Luke and Barbara Billington. Sweeny, p.16-17, 29.)" (9) William had three sons by his second wife, William, Francis and Rowland. We also know of one daughter. In a deed of gift to his sons, Francis, Rowland, and William, he named a daughter Esther. (Rappahannock County). Various Virginia records reveal that the elder William and his three sons were active in matters pertaining to the purchase and sale of lands, involving some extensive tracts; they were active in the Church of England, the High Church, though at one time were, by their own request, removed as Vestrymen, publicly avowing their disbelief in the doctrine of Transubstantiation. They were Justices, members of the Burgess, and honored with various offices of public trust. (5) (1) Meade, William. Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia, Volume I. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1857. Article XXVII. The following people were listed in the Vestry of Petsworth Parish: William Thornton, William Thornton, Jr., Francis Thornton, Seth Thornton, Sterling Thornton, and Meaux Thornton.
    (2) William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2. (Oct., 1895), pp. 89-93. "The Thornton Family" By W. G. Stanard. Online Source: http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/data/va+index+6584106797913+F
    (3) Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Heraldica, Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor, With Genealogical Notes of the Families. Richmond, VA: - , 1908.
    (4) Deed, (Old) Rappahannock Deed Book 6, Page 83 (this deed is now kept in the current Essex County Courthouse). William Thornton to his wife, Elizabeth, Nov 4, 1679.
    (5) Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, "Some Thorntons", Pages 67-75.
    (6 1) O'Brien, Michael J., The McCarthys in Early American History. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1921. Call Number: R929.2 M12
    (7 2) Ancestral Records and Portraits vol.2 The Grafton Press. New York. 1910. Page 817. Call Number: R929.1 C72 v.2
    (8) King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 246, "Luke, Jr., d.s.p., 1687 [Sweeny, p. 127-8.]."
    (9) King, George Harrison Sanford, (Compiled and Published) Marriages of Richmond Co VA 1668-1853, 1964, page 175.
    (10) Wilkerson, Eva Eubank, Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock & Essex Counties, Virginia, (Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1953), Page 22, "1672 - Billington, Elitia, daughter of Luke Billington, married John Russell, Book W & D, Page 1, 114, 165."
    (11) Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, The Thornton Family (Compiled by W.G. Stanard), Pages 44-57. I have seen this article also in the William and Mary Quarterly.
    (12) Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, The Thornton Family (Compiled by W.G. Stanard), Pages 586-594.
    (13) Thornton lineage by Adelle B. Harper, in the Georgia Magazine, volume 11, number 4 (Dec. 1967), pages 32-33.
    Thanks to:
    Fr. Jeff Duvall - irxp500@indyvax.iupui.edu
    From the genealogical column of the Richmond (Va.) Times Dispatch of Sunday, Oct 23, 1904:" Later the following "From them was William Thornton, gentleman of the Hills, Yorkshire, who emigrated to Virginia and settled in York County 1646 in Pentworth Parish, new Gloucester County. He built his home four miles north of Gloucester Point, which he called "The Hills, after his English home. In later life he moved to Stafford County. He married THREE TIMES and had NINETEEN CHILDREN". [Marcine's note: William, Jr. married three times, no proof found that William, Sr. married three times. I believe he's got the two William's confused.]
    Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s), Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Ancestors, Page 252. The book says it's true but where did they find the documents that say so? "Thornton, William (1620 - ) Va.; m. Avice Russell & Elizabeth Howland (Rowland?). Landowner." "Thornton, William (1642-1708) Va.; m. Elisie Bellington. Landowner"
    Virginia County Records, VII; Gloucester Co Book 5.
    Original Source Page #: 573
    Name: Wm. Thornton
    Date: 1665
    Comment: 164 acres
    Th12-1 William Thornton II b Mar 27, 1649 in Petsworth Parish, "The Hills", Gloucester Co Virginia20, d Feb 15, 1727 in Gloucester Co Virginia21,22 Like his father, he was a vestryman of Petsworth Parish.
    m1 Aug 24, 1671 in Va Anne/?Elizabeth Fitzhugh + 2/?9 ch
    m2 24 Apr 11, 1688 in Gloucester Co Prudence Willis b 1667 in Va d in Gloucester Co Va
    m3 Oct 20, 1720 in Gloucester Co x.
    On Apr 26, 1704, as William Thornton "the younger" he received a grant of 110 acres of land in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester, adjoining the land of Mr. William Thornton "the elder". He was vestryman of Petsworth. William Thornton, Will Book, Vol. 3, 1726-1734 (Reel 23), Isle of Wight County (Va.), p. 272-273. Inv. & Appr. rec. 27 Feb. 1726, p. 388-389. Accounts rec. 25 Feb. 1733. Can't be this William so who is he? Others claim William Thornton, Jr. married Elizabeth FitzHugh on Aug 24, 1671. I do not have any documented confirmation of this. Smithsons and Relatives by Jesse Hezekiah Smithson, Edited by Kenneth Wayne Smithson. This book can be found at the LDS Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City, UT: William was a vestryman of Petsworth, Gloucester Co and owned a good deal of land in that parish. He married three times, but his Bible while giving the date of his marriages and the names and dates of birth of his fifteen children does not give names of his wives. Elizabeth Thorton Carter being the eldest child, as his first marriage took place Aug 24, 1671. Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume II, Pages 838-861, The Fitzhugh Family, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, (with an introduction by John Frederick Dorman); indexed by Thomas L. Hollowak. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1981. 5 v. : ill. ; 23 cm. "...And also a deed, Aug 2d, 1802, from John Taliaferro, Jr., administrator of John Taliaferro, of "Hayes," deceased, who was executor of Mrs. Lucy Alexander, late of King George Co and relict of John Alexander, of "Salisbury," King George, reciting that the said Mrs. Lucy Alexander was the only surviving child of Colonel William Thornton, of King George, many years deceased, and that the said Lucy Alexander, in her will, Jan 6, 1781, directed that, among other things, 50 acres should be sold and the proceeds divided between her daughters, Lucy Taliaferro, now Lucy Fitzhugh, and Mary Thornton, now Mary Posey..." Genealogies of Virginia Families Volume V; The Thornton Family 1600s to 1800s; From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. William Thornton, of Gloucester Co b Mar 27, 1649, d Feb 15, 1727 (Family Bible). He was married three times, viz, on Aug 24, 1671; Apr 11, 1688; and Oct 20, 1720; but the name of none of his wives is known. . . . Issue (1st m.): 4, Elizabeth b Aug 26, 1672; 5, Margaret b Aug 14, 1674; 6, Mary b May 11, 1676; 7, Esther b Jan 6, 1677; 8, Sarah b Aug 17, 1679; 9, Jane b Aug 10, 1681; 10, Judith b Oct 22, 1683; 11, Anna b Jun 15, 1681; 12, William b Sep 11, 1686; (2nd m): 13, Susan b Jun 11, 1686; 14, Francis; 15, Seth b Oct 13, 1694; 16 and 17, William and Prudence (twins) b Mar 31, 1699; 18, John b Apr 17, 1701; 19, Johanna b Dec 3, 1703. MISCELLANEOUS FACTS
    1) Born Mar 27, 1649, according to Francis Thornton and Alice Savage Bible transcript; William, Jr. and Elizabeth had at least nine children, according to J. Duvall
    2) Owned land adjacent to his father in 1704
    3) Married three times, but full names of all wives are not known
    4) Vestryman for Petsworth Parish; no issue by wife number three; according to Betty Vaughn over Prodigy network, he had daughter Prudence, who married Samuel Pryor.
    Burial: Gloucester Co Virginia
    Th12-1-1 Elizabeth Thornton b Aug 26, 1672 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Virginia d 1743 in Lancaster Co Virginia. She married Edward Carter Jun 03, 1697 in Gloucester Co Virginia; born Apr 09, 1671 in Barford, Lancaster Co Virginia d 1743 in Lancaster Co Virginia.
    Th12-1-2 Margaret Thornton b Aug 14, 1674 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Va d 1756 in King George Co Virginia (Unconfirmed).
    m 2 Apr 1698 ?King George Co VA William Strothers
    -1 Anthony STROTHER b 1 AUG 1710 in St. George Parish, Fredericksburg, VA
    Notes for Margaret Thornton: I have very little information on Margaret Thornton and what I do have is not proven in anyway but comes from other researchers.
    Gary Silverstein
    William Bryant Also shows the same marriage to William Strothers.
    Deborah Stanley Marriage 1 William STROTHER b: 1665 (son of William STROTHER & Dorothy SAVAGE) Married: 2 APR 1698 in King George Co VA (King George wasn't created until 1720 from Richmond County) To support the marriage to a Strother are the below notations. However Margaret's father, William, died 15 Feb 1727 so this couldn't be him. It could possibly be her half brother, William b 1699. William Thornton to Anthony Strother, lease, King George Co 1738. William Thornton to Anthony Strother, 225 acres, King George Co 1742
    Th12-1-3 Mary Thornton b May 11, 1676 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Va These were found in Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, Pages 67-75, Some Thorntons, 1642-1826, Genealogical Publishing Company. Indexed by Robert and Catherine Barnes, Genealogical Publishing Co Inc., Baltimore, Maryland 1982. And in William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Williamsburg, Virginia. Ser.2, v.19 (1939), p. [309]-317. By Nicklin, John Bailey Calvert, 1891-1949.
    Th12-1-4 Esther Thornton b Jan 6, 1677 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Va.
    Th12-1-5 Sarah Thornton b Aug 17, 1679 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Va.
    Th12-1-6 Jane Thornton b Aug 10, 1681 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Va.
    Th12-1-7 Judith Thornton b Oct 22, 1683 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Virginia.
    Th12-1-8 Anna Thornton b Jun 15, 1685 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Virginia.
    Th12-1-9 William Thornton III b Sep 11, 1686 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Va d in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Virginia. Died in infancy..
    Th12-1-10 by m2 Susan Thornton b Jun 11, 1688 in Gloucester Co Virginia.
    Th12-1-11 Francis Thornton b Jun 07, 1692 in Gloucester Co Virginia48, d Feb 06, 1737 in Snow Creek, Franklin Co Va
    m c 1716 in Brunswick Co Va Ann Sterling b circa 1695 in Brunswick Co Virginia, d Aug 01, 1741 in Gloucester Co Va.
    Providence of NC 1663-1729, Abstracts of Land Patents by Margaret M. Hoffmann Patent Book Eight, Page 233 Fra. Thornton, 9 Sep 1714, 600 acres in Chowan precinct, joining John Burket, ye widow Erby, ye head and side of Bear Swamp, ye Branch, William Copeland, and Sandy Run. Whitnesses: Cha. Eden, Thos. Boyd, N. Chevin, Wm. reed, C. Gale, fra. Foster. H-55: Mr. Francis Thornton of Caroline Co. 4452 A. in Culpeper Co. Surv. Mr. George Hume. Surplus of 852 A. in two tracts to Thornton 11 Jun 1732 and 20 Jun 1733, on Thornton R. commonly known as R. Firth, adj. Thornton's Sterling Tract, Rush R., White Walnut Run. 1 Dec 1751
    Th12-1-11-1 John Thornton b 1716 - 1729 in Brunswick Co Va, d Nov 10, 1754 - Sep 02, 1755 in Granville Co NC Will date: 10 Nov 1754; Probate Date: 02 Sep 1755 Abstract: Wife and Executrix: Sarah (three negroes). Son: Francis (lands in Granville). Daughter: Mary Thornton (lands in Virginia and Northampton County). Executor: Robert Jones, Jr. Witnesses: William Person, Mary Jordan, William Lankford. Clerk of the Court: Daniel Weldon. The Granville District of NC, 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants, Volume 2, by Margaret M. Hoffmann. Patent Book 11, Page 354 William Eaton, 26 Oct 1752, 180 acres in Granville County on both sides of Anderson's Swamp OR: /s/ Willm. Eaton Wits: Jno Haywood, Jno Pryor (?), surveyed 8 Mar 1750 SCC: John Thornton, Little Spivey, Dan Weldon Surveyor.
    m Sarah Eaton Oct 17, 1747 in Granville Co NC d Aft. 1759 in Granville Co NC dau of William Eaton and Mary North Carolina Wills and Inventories William Eaton's Will. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter, Sarah Johnson, Wife of Charles Johnson, all the Slaves and Personal Estate whereof I Possessed her in the Lifetime of her former Husband, John Thornton, And it is my Will and desire that the said Slaves with their Increase, and personal Estate, shall go, descend, pass & remain according to the disposition made of them respectively, by the last Will and Testament of the said John Thornton. Also I give to my said Daughter five Shillings, Virginia Currency.
    Th12-1-11-1-1 Francis Thornton b Jan 22, 1747 in Granville Co NC died Dec 1808 in Cub Creek, Charlotte, Virginia.
    Th12-1-11-1-2 Mary Thornton b 1747 d 1759 in Granville Co NC.
    Th12-1-11-1-3 Thomas Thornton b 1747 d 1759 in Granville Co NC
    Th12-1-11-2 William Thornton (Francis4, William3, William2, Roger1) b Dec 20, 1717 in Gloucester Co Virginia90, d Nov 23, 1790 in Brunswick Co Virginia91 Notes for William Thornton: William Thornton, son of Francis Thornton of Gloucester Co b Dec 20, 1717, and removed to Brunswick county. He was a member of the house of burgesses from Brunswick from 1756 to 1768, inclusive. He married, Jun 25, 1738, Jane Clack b Jan 9, 1721, daughter of James Clack, of Brunswick county. His will was proved in Brunswick Co Nov 23, 1790. [Source: Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I-IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons] Clark, Peyton Neale, Old King William Homes and Families, (John P. Morton and Company, 1897, Louisville, Kentucky), Page 105. William Thornton. Son of Francis Thornton... Born Dec 20, 1717. Burgess from Brunswick Co 1756-1768. Married Jun 25, 1736, Jane, probably daughter of Sterling Clack. He left thirteen children. His sons were: Francis b Jun 25, 1738; James b Jul 11, 1743; John b Sep 13,1744; Francis b Jan 22, 1747; William b Apr 14, 1751; Sterling b Aug 12, 1753; Reuben b Mar 28, 1756, and Peter Presley.
    m Jan 25, 1738 in Brunswick Co Va Jane Sterling Clack, b 09 Jan 1721 in Gloucester Co., Va, d Abt. 1792 dau of James Clack and Mary Sterling. Author: Donna Edwards Date: 16 Aug 2005 11:22 PM GMT In Reply to: Re: Wills of Sterling Thornton and John Seawell - Gloucester, VA by: Stella Cotrill Post Reply | Mark Unread Report Abuse Print Message
    Now then I also have this under my notes on the wife of John Seawell: *In the unabridged version of Maria Edwards's account of the Seawell family, written on 22 Jun 1859, is the following: A description of the marriage of John Seawell to Jane Boswell, widow of Sterling Thornton, and named two step-sons, Francis Thornton and Sterling Thornton, who "were fond of him". Then she goes on to describe these two Thorntons: "Sterling, the elder (from whom my husband and mother got their names) was a man of wealth and influence and a very polished gentleman, was a great racer and owner of the celebrated horse. He had but one son, a young man named John, who was a student at Wm. & Mary College when he died. His death occurred in this wise: Returning home to spend Christmas, he was was detained on the shore at Yorktown until a late hour waiting to be ferried over, when at length he crossed he went to the residence of Aunt Cary at Gloucester Town to pass the night. There he was taken sick d in a few days. Having no other child his father divided his estate at his death between my grandfather's children (he had only them) and his own brother Francis Thornton's three eldest, equally. My father had a great many of his uncle Sterling'spapers, and I have often seen his name written by himself and always spelled Sterling. My brother Sterling has changed the spelling to Stirling. I know not why. Francis Thornton, the other brother, had numerous children and several wives, and has many descendants now living in Gloucester Co and some in other parts of Virginia and other states. His daughter Elizabeth married to a sea captain named Harry Brown, was the mother of Eliza Norman Brown, and intimate acquaintance of ours, with whom the fate of some members of our family seems blended...." The paragraph states that Maria Edwards's father had many of Sterling Thornton's papers. I have been trying to find the original hand written version of her narrative. I wonder if these other papers might also be in the possession of whoever has the narrative. My copy was typed up by Dennis Myers who borrowed it from a descendant of the Seawell family perhaps 40-50 years ago. Does anyone know where the original hand written version of Maria Edwards's narrative is located? Allen Cooke Sub: Bob Thornton - Jun 6, 2005 NOTE: IF Jane Bowell was a WIDOW of Sterling Thornton, Sterling's Will would not have divided his estate between John Seawell's children and his brothers Francis ??? Other records indicate she had first married Francis Thornton which is indicated by the naming of her son, Francis. - DE
    Th12-1-11-2-1 ELIZABETH THORNTON.
    Th12-1-11-2-2 MARY THORNTON.
    Th12-1-11-2-3 ANN STERLING CLACK THORNTON, m. BENJAMIN BALDWIN, 11 Jun 1807, Charlotte, VA.
    Th12-1-11-2-4 JANE THORNTON.
    Th12-1-11-2-5 JAMES THORNTON, b 11 Jul 1743 m 1762 in Granville Co NC ELIZABETH JONES ?wid SMITH, bap 7 Jun 1741, Burford, Shropshire England
    Th12-1-11-2-6 JOHN THORNTON, b 13 Sep 1744 Brunswick Co Va d 1822 Saline Co MO m1 CATHERINE YATES, 1789
    Th12-1-11-2-7 FRANCIS THORNTON, b. 22 Jan 1747 Brunswick Co Va m1 JANE BOSWELL m2 x LACY.
    Th12-1-11-2-8 WILLIAM THORNTON, b. 14 Apr 1751, Brunswick, Brunswick, VA m 16 Feb 1774 Brunswick Co VA SARAH GOODRICH b Aft. 1755 Brunswick, Brunswick, VA.
    Th12-1-11-2-9 STERLING CLACK THORNTON b 12 Aug 1753 Gloucester Co Va d 1790 Gloucester Co VA m MARY ?wid JONES, Bet. 12 Feb - 17 Mar 1777, Amalia Co., VA.
    Th12-1-11-2-10 REUBEN THORNTON, b 28 Mar 1756 m 6 Mar 1784 Amelia Co VA PRUDENCE JONES
    Th12-1-11-2-11 HON. PETER PRESLEY CLACK THORNTON b 12 Nov 1765, Brunswick Co VA d 6 Aug 1856 Amherst Co VA
    m MARY/ELISABETH MCCULLOCK, 17 May 1792; b. 25 Feb 1771, Amherst Co., VA; d. 19 Sep 1851.
    Th12-1-11-2-12 Francis Thornton b Jun 25, 1738 in Brunswick Co Va d ?before 1747 when a second Francis is born.. 76 v. + 77 vi. Sterling Clack Thornton b Aug 12, 1753 in Brunswick Co Virginia d 1790 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Virginia. 78 vii. Reuben Thornton b Mar 28, 1756 in Brunswick Co Va m Prudence Jones 1784. 79 viii. Jane Thornton b Jan 09, 1762 in Brunswick Co Virginia. 80 ix. Peter Presley Thornton b b Nov 12, 1765 in Brunswick Co Va d Aug 06, 1856 m1 Elizabeth McCulloch Mar 09, 1792; born Feb 25, 1771 in Amherst Co Virginia d Sep 19, 1851. m2 Susanna Stith Oct 1795.
    Th12-1-11-3 36 iii. Sterling Thornton b circa 1721 in Brunswick Co Va d circa 1751 in Brunswick Co Va.
    Th12-1-12 18 iii. Seth Thornton b Oct 13, 1694 in Gloucester Co Virginia. He married Mary; born 1700 d 1739. Notes for Seth Thornton: Virginia County Records SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY 1721-1800 DEEDS DEED BOOK G 1766-1771 page 261 Nov. 3, 1767. John Smith of Middlesex Co. to Michael Robinson of Spts. Co. £272 10s. curr. 545 a. in Spts. Co., part of a pat, granted George Warner, etc. Witnesses, Fielding Lewis, Jno. Thornton, Seth Thornton, John Glassell, James Somerville. Augt. 3, 1768.
    Th12-1-13 19 iv. Prudence Thornton b Mar 31, 1699 in Twin, Gloucester Co Virginia. She married Samuel Pryor 172025.
    Th12-1-14 20 v. William Thornton III b Oct 31, 1699 in Gloucester Co Virginia d May 03, 1742 - 1745. epitaph- "He was a loving husband, a firm father and a kind neighbor" bur Gloucester Co Virginia52 20. William4 Thornton III (William3, William2, Roger1)50 b Oct 31, 1699 in Gloucester Co Virginia50, d May 03, 1742 - 174550
    m Ann (Meux) Meaux50 circa 1730 in New Kent Co Virginia51, b Apr 15, 1709 in New Kent Co Virginia52, d Feb 9, 1787 in "Ferry Farm", King William Co Virginia52 dau of John Meux and Elizabeth Lanley
    -1 37 i. Elizabeth5 Thornton52 b circa 1731.
    -2 38 ii. Ann Thornton52 b circa 1733.
    -3 39 iii. William Thornton IV52 b circa 1735 d in Culpeper Co Virginia52.
    -4 40 iv. John Thornton52 b 173752.
    -5 41 v. Meux Thornton b circa 1739 in Virginia d 1808 in Va m Ann Jones b circa 1734 in Virginia, d 1808.
    -6 42 vi. Richard Thornton52 b circa 1741.
    -7 41. Meux5 Thornton (William4, William3, William2, Roger1)107 b circa 1739 in Virginia, d 1808 in Virginia.

    -5-1 81 i. Meaux William6 Thornton b circa 1756.
    -5-2 82 ii. William Thornton b circa 1758.
    -5-3 83 iii. Eliza Jane Thornton b circa 1760.
    Th12-1-15 21 vi. John Thornton b Apr 17, 1701 in Gloucester Co Virginia.
    Th12-1-16 22 vii. Joshua Thornton b Dec 03, 1703 in Gloucester Co Virginia.
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    Th12-2 Colonel Francis Thornton I b Nov 05, 1651 in Petsworth Parish, "The Hills", Gloucester Co Virginia26,27, d May 10 - Oct 07, 1726 in King George Co Virginia
    m1 Apr 13, 1674 in Old Rappahannoch Co Alice Savage b 1647 in Gloucester Co Va d Jun 05, 1695 in Stafford Co VA + 8 ch
    m2 Jane Harvey 1701 - Jul 06 1705 in Stafford Co VA b 165535, d circa 1709
    m3 Ann Riding 1709 - 1716 in King George Co Virginia38 d in King George Co Va + 2 ch dau of Anthony Savage and Alice Stafford
    1634, York Co Virginia was formed (known as Charles River County until 1643). 1651, Lancaster County was formed from York and Northumberland Counties, Virginia. 1651, Gloucester County was formed from York Co Virginia. 1653, Westmoreland County was formed from Northumberland Co Virginia (part of King George County was added in 1777). 1656, (Old) Rappahannock County was formed from Lancaster County. It became extinct in 1692 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond counties. 1664, Stafford County was formed from Westmoreland Co Virginia. 1669, Middlesex County was formed from Lancaster Co Virginia. 1692, Richmond County and Essex County was formed from Old Rappahannock Co Virginia. 1720, King George County was formed from Richmond County (Part of Westmoreland County was added in 1777). 1720, Spotsylvania County was formed from Essex, King and Queen and King William Counties, Virginia. 1833, Rappahannock County was formed from Culpeper Co Virginia. Francis was a Colonel of the Virginia Militia, and members of the House of Burgesses from Spotsylvania Co Virginia. Various Virginia records reveal that the elder William and his three sons were active in matters pertaining to the purchase and sales of lands, involving some extensive tracks; they were active in the Church of England, the High Church, though at one time were, by their own request, removed as Vestrymen, publicly avowing their disbelief in the doctrine of Transubstantiation. They were Justices, members of the Burgess, and honored with various offices of public trust. July 16, 1675 - William Thornton to Francis and Rowland Thornton. [Richmond Co Virginia, Deed Book No. 5, Page 49] Since Richmond County wasn't formed until 1692, this would have been Old Rappahannock Co Virginia at the time. Source: Virginia Colonial Records, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume I, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704, Page 241] P. 20. Deed. 6 Sept. 1692. Thomas Pace of Rappa. Co Planter and Jane his wife and Rowland Thornton of the same Co planter, and Eliz: his wife one of the Daughters of Alexand'r Flemming dec'd to Francis Thornton of the same Co Gentleman, for 5 shillings Sterling, 320 acres, now in occupation of the said Thomas "being on the River side on the North Side Rappa River in the county aforesaid and is that part of the Tract or divident of Land Nine hundred and sixty acres of Land given by the said Alex'r Flemming betwixt his wife and Two Children which three hundered and Twenty acres was the divident alotted to the said Tho Pace and Alexia his late wife the other of the Daughters of the said Alexander as by the Platt and devident made by Edwin Conway Surveyor Warwick Camock Fran: Stone Wm Clapham Fran: Sterne and David Sterne will more fully apppeare". Signed Fran Thornton, Tho: Pace, Jeane x Pace, Row: Thornton, Eliz: X Thornton. Wit: Hen: Berry, Ja Roy. Recorded 29 Sept. 1692. [Richmond Co VA, Deed Book No. 1, Page 20] August 31, 1706 - Deed of Francis Thornton, of Stafford Co Parish of St. Paul's, to his daughter Sarah, wife of Lawrence Taliaferro. Will of Francis Thornton of King George Co Virginia, Will Book 1-A (1721-1751), pp. 48-51. Will dated May 10, 1726, probated Oct 7, 1726. In the will of Francis Thornton (1651-1726), it states "I give and bequeath........to my Loving Wife Ann Thornton". ".....after the death of my said wife Ann then the said five hundred acres of land I give and bequeath unto George Riding, the son of my wife Ann Thornton" "I give and bequeath to George Riding the son of my wife Ann Thornton, one tract or tenement of land containing one hundred and seventy odd acres which I purchased of Capt. John Washington...." [Source: Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Compiled and Published by: George H.S. King, Page 210.] THORNTON, FRANCIS [MAJOR] (1651-1726) of Richmond, Stafford and King George counties, married (1) 13 Apr 1674, Alice Savage, daughter of Captain Anthony Savage (16??-1695) of Richmond County; she was the mother of all his children. He married (2) circa 1701, Jane Harvey, widow of John Harvey of Stafford Co and (3) circa 1709, Ann ? who survived him and proved his will in King George County in 1716. Rappahannock County DB#6, p. 64; King George County COB#1, p. 330, 349 and DB#1, p. 453; Stafford County Book "Z" p. 55; Westmoreland County W&D#3, p. 439; 12T65; 19T170-173; 20T114-119; Bible record of Major Francis Thornton (1651-1726) in Virginia Historical Society. Francis was a Colonel of the Virginia Militia, and members of the House of Burgesses from Spotsylvania Co Virginia. More About Colonel Francis Thornton I: Deed: Jul 16, 1675, William Thornton to Rowland and Francis Thornton39 Probate: Oct 07, 1726, King George Co Virginia Will: May 10, 1726, King George Co Virginia40 Notes for Alice Savage: [Source: Wilkerson, Eva Eubank, Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock & Essex Counties, Virginia, (Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1953), Page 233]. 1678, Thornton, Francis married Alice, daughter of Anthony Savage, Book D 6, Page 64. [Source: The Library of Virginia. Bible Records Collection; 29533, Thornton Family Bible Record, 1651-1758. Bible printed in 1672. This accession is updated in Acc. 29785. http://image.vtls.com/Bible/29533/0003.tiff] The above mentioned bible records indicate that Francis married Alice Savage on Apr 13, 1674 in Gloucester Co Virginia. Notes for Jane Harvey: Jane Harvey was a widow of John Harvey, they had no children. Jane (nee?) Baynham? Butler Berryman Harvey Thornton died before Jan 23, 1716/17 (see deed below) Jan 23, 1716/17, Anthony Thornton sold two separate parcels of (John Harvey's) land to Benjamin Berryman. In the deeds is this wording: "Jane Harvey, alias Thornton died seized in fee of ... acres of land in the County aforsd (Westmoreland) not leaving any heirs nor making any legal Disposal of the same in her lifetime"... (the earlier deeds [gifts to Anthony] had been found "insufficient to convey")
    Th12-2-1 Elizabeth Thornton b Jan 03, 1675 in Old Rappahannoch Co Virginia (known as Essex County after 1692)54, d 1732 - 1733 in King George Co Va
    m1 Edwin Conway b circa 1640, d 1697 - 1698 in Richmond Co Va
    m2 Jonathan Gibson Bef. Mar 03, 1698 in King George Co Virginia55,56. He died 1727 - 1729 in King George Co Virginia Will dated Nov 14, 1732, probated Feb 2, 1732/3 in King George Co Virginia. Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Page 147 Gibson, Jonathan & Conway, Elizabeth (wid.); bef. 3 Mar 1698; bride was a dau of Francis & Alice (Savage) Thornton & the wid. of Edwin Conway (d. RC 1698); RC OB 2:331, 396, 442, 505, 506, 517; OB 3:15; MRC: 43-44, 77: Thornton Fam. Bible (#29533, VSL)) Edwin Conway Will dated Mar 19, 1697/8, probated Sep 7, 1698 in Richmond Co Virginia. This branch is being researched by Fran
    -1 Francis5 Conway, Sr..
    Th12-2-2 Margaret Thornton (Francis3, William2, Roger1)58,58 b Apr 02, 1678 in Richmond Co Virginia59,59, d 1756 in Williamsburg, King George Co Virginia. She married William Strother Apr 02, 1698 in King George Co Virginia60, son of William Strother and Dorothy. He b 1653 - 1665 in King George Co Virginia, d Jul 26, 1726 in King George Co Virginia. Notes for Margaret Thornton: Early Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky by Wm.Kozee, p.691 William Strother Will dated Apr 7, 1726, probated Jul 1, 1726 in King George Co Va. Colonial Families, Volume V, Strother Family, Page 493 William Strother, V, b. 1653; d. 1726, in King George County. He lived at the original seat of his father and was a Vestryman of Hanover Parish as well as Sheriff of King George County. To William Cocke, Chicheley Corbin Thacker, Francis Thornton, Jr. (his brother-in-law), and himself there was patented, on 20th December, 1718, 6000 acres of land in St. Mary's Parish, Essex Co near the Falls of the Rappahannock. He m. circa 1694, Margaret Thornton, b. 2d April, 1678, dau. of "Capt. Anthony Savage, Esquire," Justice of Gloucester Co and High Sheriff. Sheriff of King George Co Virginia. W.W.T. -1 Margaret Strother b 1695 in King George Co Va m Oct 16, 174961 Gabriel Jones b May 17, 172461 d 180661. Crozier, William Armstrong, Virginia Heraldica, Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor, With Genealogical Notes of the Families, New York, NY, USA: 1908. Pages 46-47 Jones. Frederick County. Arms: Argent, a lion rampant vert, vulned in the breast gules. Crest: The sun in spendour or. Arms taken from a book plate of Gabriel Jones of Frederick county b 17 May 1724, died 1806, the son of John Jones of Montgomery Co Wales, and Elizabeth, his wife, who came to Virginia in 1720. His mother b 1689, d 1st Jan., 1745. Gabriel Jones was King's Attorney for Augusta county. He married 16 Oct., 1749, Margaret, daughter of William Strother of King George Co and widow of George Morton, by whom he had issue: (1) Margaret, married Col. John Harvie; (2) Elizabeth, third wife of John Lewis of Fredericksburg; (3) a daughter, married John Hawkins of Kentucky; (4) William Strother Jones, married Francis Thornton, widow of Dr. Horace Buckner of Culpepper.
    Th12-2-3 Sarah Thornton b Dec 14, 1680 in Richmond Co Virginia63,63
    m bef. Aug 31, 1706 in Richmond Co Lawrence Taliaferro b 1683, d 1726 in Essex Co Virginia (Will dated May 7, 1726, probated Jun 21, 1726 in Essex Co Va son of John Taliaferro and Sally Smith William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 2. (Oct., 1908), pp. 73-85. Order Book No. 3 August 31, 1706 - Deed of Francis Thornton, of Stafford county parish of St. Paul's, to his daughter Sarah, wife of Lawrence Taliaferro.
    -1 Francis Taliaferro b in Va.
    -2 Colonel John Taliaferro, Sr.65 b in Va m Ann Champe65. Notes for Colonel John Taliaferro, Sr.: William & Mary Quarterly, by William Buckner McGroarty, 2nd, Ser., Vol. 1, No. 3. (Jul., 1921), pp. 145-166. Col. John Taliaferro, Sr., of "Dissington", King George, was the son of Lawrence T. and Sarah Thornton. He married Ann Champe, the daughter of Col. John Champe, Sr., of Lamb's Creek, King George, one of the wealthiest and foremost men of the colony. (Hen. 6 and 7). Col. Champe had six daughters, all noted beauties. Elizabeth married Judge Fleming. Jane married Col. Sam'l Washington; Mary married Col. Lewis Willis; Lucy married Austin Brockenbrough; Ann married col. John Taliaferro of "Dissington", and Sarah married Col. Edward Carter of "Bleinheim", Albemarle County. "Oct. 31st, 1781; St. Thomas parish; Nicholas Taliaferro and Ann Taliaferro. Witness, Francis Taylor; Bondsman, Francis Taliaferro; Permission Ann Taliaferro." (Orange Co. M. Records). The witness mentioned was Col. Frank Taylor, the Diarist. The bondsman was the bride's brother and permission was given by her mother.
    Th12-2-4 William Thornton b Dec 14, 1680 in Richmond Co Virginia67,67, d 1742 - 1743 in King George Co Va son of Francis Thornton of Stafford Co and grandson of the immigrant, William Thornton (descended from the Thorntons of Yorkshire), b Dec 14, 1680; settled in that part of Richmond county afterward known as King George county; sheriff of Richmond in 1709 and 1711; burgess for Richmond in 1712-1714, and one of the two first burgesses for King George county in 1720-1722. He married Frances ---, d in 1743 (William Thornton Will dated Nov 3, 1742, probated Mar 4, 1742/3 in King George Co Virginia), leaving a son William. Probably he was the Thornton who represented Stafford county in 1727-1734. [Source: Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I-IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons.]
    m Frances Bernard d 1743 - 1745 in King George Co Virginia + 2 ch m2 Hannah Fauntleroy Will dated Jan 7, 1743/4, probated Apr 5, 1745 in King George Co Virginia. Also in 1743, Frances Thornton, widow of William Thornton (d. 1742) of King George Co signed over her dower rights to his only son, William Thornton. (Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, Pages 67-75) widow of William Thornton (d. 1742) of King George Co signed over her dower rights to his only son, William Thornton. (Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, Pages 67-75)
    -1 William Thornton b in King George Co Virginia.
    -2 Alice Thornton m Maximillian Robinson circa 1727 "Married Well and Often": Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Page 300. Robinson, Capt. Maximillian & Thornton c. 1727; groom was the only child of Col. Wm. Robinson d. KGC 1742) & Francis Blomfield
    Th12-2-5 27. Francis Thornton II b Jan 04, 1682 in Stafford Co Virginia69,70, d Feb 09, 1758 in Snow Creek, Frederick Co Va
    m Mary Taliaferro71,71 Sep 17, 1703 in St. Marks Parish, Snow Creek, Essex Co Virginia72 b circa 1686 in Powhattan Plantation, Essex Co Virginia, d circa 1780 in Va + 1 ch dau of John Taliaferro and Sarah Smith.
    Will probated Feb 9, 1758 in Caroline Co Virginia. Although I've also seen a death date for him of 6 Feb 1737 in Snow Creek, Frederick Co Virginia. [Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, Page 63 indicates died 1752.] Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume XXIII, number 4 (01-NOV-1985), Virginia Land Patent Book 15 FRANCIS THORNTON, 600a, NL, Spotsylvania Co., St. Marks Par.; Goardvine fork; another p. of the sd. Thornton called Shirling (p. 15). 20 Jun. 1733 Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume XXIII, number 4 (01-NOV-1985), Virginia Land Patent Book 15 (p. 53) FRANCIS THORNTON of St. Georges Par., Spotsylvania Co., 600a. NL, in par & co. afsd.; c. of sd. Thornton's p. in Abraham Fields line; sd. Thorn's [sic] line; Samuel Balls line; c. to Peter Russel; c. of the sd. Russels in Joseph Coopers line. 20 Jun. 1733 The date of death for Francis Thornton, II is in question and I've seen several different dates. This is most likely due to the numerous Francis' living in the area. Compelling evidence has been offered by Robert Thornton of Duluth, Georgia that "Francis III’s father, Francis II, was certainly alive in Nov of 1748 when his son appointed him a co-executor of his estate." Notes for Mary Taliaferro: William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, 2nd, Ser., Vol. 1, No. 3. (Jul., 1921), pp. 145-166. Snow Creek flows into the Rappahannock river a short distance below Fredericksburg. When John Taliaferro and Francis Thornton settled there, that section belonged to Essex Co. and they were near neighbors and brothers- in-law, the latter having married the former's sister, Mary. The act creating Spotsylvania Co. (1720), specified Snow Creek as its Southern boundary. This threw John Taliaferro into the new county and left Francis Thornton in the old. According to the Westover Papers, John Taliaferro settled at Snow Creek in 1707. John Taliaferro of "Snow Creek" was the son of John Taliaferro (the first to bear the name of John in Va.) and the grandson of Robert Taliaferro the immigrant. Mary Thornton (1731-1757), wife of Capt. Nicholas Battaile, was the daughter of the second Francis Thornton and Mary Taliaferro, his wife. He was the son of Francis Thornton and Alice Savage and grandson of William Thornton, the immigrant. (16) Col. John Thornton, the infant's maternal great-uncle. His wife was Mildred Gregory, one of the three Gregory sisters, who married Thornton brothers. They were the daughters of Roger Gregory and Mildred Washington, aunt and Godmother to the President. Col. John Thornton and his wife, Mildred (Gregory), were sponsors for the next child, Warner Lewis, 1755; and for Samuel, another son, the sponsors were Rev. Musgrove Dawson and wife (Notes 24 and 32), and Mr. Joseph Jones and wife, the latter another daughter of Mrs. Mary (Catlett) Taliaferro, the daughter, Mary, mentioned in the will of her father, 1744. For the son, Lawrence, 1767, one of the sponsors was Mr. Francis Thornton; another Francis Thornton was a fellow sponsor with Col. Charles Washington and Betty Lewis at the christening of her grandson, Samuel, in 1780. Most of the sponsors here mentioned were closely related to the parents of Nicholas Taliaferro by blood or marriage, or both. As has been noted elsewhere the wives of the three Thornton brothers were sisters, and first cousins of Betty Washington Lewis. In passing it is interesting to note that one of the Excrs to the elder Charles Taliaferro's will was Francis Thornton, whose wife was Mary, the sister of John Taliaferro of Snow Creek and a niece of the decedent; one of the witnesses to the will was Thomas Slaughter, whose wife was Sarah, Francis Thornton's daughter. The grouping of these people in this connection may give a hint as to the identity Page 156. of Sarah Taliaferro, the daughter-in-law. She was probably a Slaughter. "Bishop Meade says that Col. George Taylor had fourteen sons of whom seven served in the Rev. Army and that thirteen held office under the Government at one time. Mr. Stanard says that Col. Geo. Taylor was Burgess from Orange co. 1748-58, Member Orange Co. Committee, 1774, and of the Va. Convention, 1775." (Hayden, p. 673). (27) Erasmus Taylor was the brother of Col. George. He married Jane Moore. Their daughter, Milly, married Wm. Morton. Jane Moore was the daughter of John and Rebecca (Catlett) Moore, who was the widow of the first Francis Conway and whose daughter, Nelly Conway, half-sister to Jane Moore, married Col. James Madison. They were the parents of the President. Col. Frank Taylor, in his diary, quoted by Dr. Slaughter, records, "July 19, 1794, died, Erasmus Taylor, eighty three years old." (28) She was Sarah Thornton, the infant's great aunt, and sister of Col. John, Reuben and Francis Thornton 3d. Her husband was Thomas Slaughter, the witness to the will of Charles Taliaferro, of which her father, Francis Thornton 2d, was an Eexc'r. Thomas Slaughter4 (Robt.3, Francis2, Francis1) was the great-grandson of the first Francis Slaughter and Elizabeth Underwood, who married, 2d, the first Col. John Catlett. He was a vestryman in St. Mark's. (29) Not able to identify; presumably a daughter of Thomas and Sarah. Nicholas Merriwether was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Thornton) Merriwether and grandson of Francis and Mary (Taliaferro) Thornton. (58) It is somewhat remarkable that Nicholas Taliaferro had not earlier introduced the name of Washington among his children, for his kinship with that family was close. His three great-uncles, Thornton brothers, had married the three Gregory sisters who were Washington's first cousins, and their children, who, in turn, had married Washingtons, were his mother's own cousins; these were Mildred (of Francis) who m. Charles Washington, Mildred (of Col. John) who m. Col. Sam'l Washington, and John (of Francis) who m. Jane Washington -- the President's two brothers and niece. In addition, Elizabeth Thornton (of Col. John) had m. Col. John Taliaferro, of "Dissington", the brother of Ann, his wife, whose maternal aunt, Jane Champe, had been the first wife of Col. Sam'l Washington and whose maternal uncle, Wm. Champe, had m. Mary Thornton (of Francis), the sister of Mildred and John who had married Charles and Jane W., and own cousin of Mildred (of Col. John), the 2d wife of Col. Sam'l W. A blood relationship so often repeated and so involved, could not well be forgotten. Another link connecting the two families (Note 18) was the marriage of Lucy Taliaferro, the aunt of Nicholas, with Col. Charles Lewis, brother to Fielding Lewis, who had married into the Washington family twice. 9. Thornton, Francis - Here lies the body of Francis Thornton who departed this life the seventh of Apr Anno Dom One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Nine in the thirty eighth year of his age. (Stone renewed Aug 1881) [Oldest marked grave in cemetery] 10. One obelisk marker for the following four individuals: Forbes, David Sterling. Feb 3, 1835 Dec 24, 1908 Thornton, Delia Smith Forbes. Jul 6, 1818 1881 Forbes, Sally Innes Thornton. Jan 11, 1799 1885 Bastable, Katherine Marshall Forbes. Jul 25, 1822 Oct 1896 11. Thornton, Francis - To our Father. Here Lie the Remains of Francis Thornton of Fall Hill. Born at the Falls 11th Jun 1767. Died at the White Sulphur Springs, VA 15 Jul 1836. Married 2nd Jun 1792 Sally daughter of Judge Harry Innes and Elizabeth Callaway, who bore him four sons and four daughters d 2nd May 1807 in Frankfort, KY. (note: This is the grandson of the other Francis Thornton buried here.) 13. Thornton, Butler Brayne - Died Aug 3rd 1833. Aged 26. 18. Next to these is a plaque for Mary Walker placed here in 1970. Mary Thornton Walker Beloved wife of Groom Ware Walker 1869-1927 and a descendent of Augustine Washington 1694-1743 Father of Gen'l G. Washington M. 1st 1715 Jane Butler Augustine Washington, Jr. 1720-1762 M. Anne Aylett Jane Augusta Washington 1756-1833 M. 1784 John Thornton Lieut. Col. 3rd Virginia. RGT. C.L. (Her cousin) Frances Gregory Thornton 1792-1828 (C) M. 1806 Dr. George Alexander Thornton (Her cousin) Alfred Augustine Thornton 1810-1869 M. 1834 Delia Smith Forbes (His cousin) George Alexander Thornton 1837-1887 Lieut. Of Artillery C.S.A. M. 1863 Ella Spencer Roberts Mary Thornton 1871-1943 M. 1889 Groom Ware Walker Reinterred 1970 I won't try to give a description or genealogy of all those interred here, but will give a few highlights about Francis Thornton and his family. Francis' father, also Francis Thornton, patented this land in 1720. It covered the area from the cemetery, upstream to just about where the Embrey Dam is located. He built a grist mill just above where the Falmouth bridge is today located (a sign marks its location on River Road). In 1736, his son, Francis married Frances Gregory and built his home next to the current cemetery (site of what is now known as the George Washington Executive Center). Frances was the daughter of Mildred Washington Gregory Willis making her a cousin to George Washington and a step-daughter to the town's first entrepreneur, Henry Willis. Additionally, Francis and Frances' daughter, Mildred, and their niece, Mildred (daughter of Francis' brother John), both married brothers of George Washington; Charles and Samuel, respectively. Francis and his two brothers, John and Reuben, married three Gregory sisters and were active in the town's early history. John purchased the Long Ordinary from Henry Willis' estate. Francis was elected to the Spotsylvania county court and to St. George's vestry in 1734, headed the county militia from 1742 until his death, and was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1744 (John also served there from 1753-55). Additionally, the Thornton family had ties to several other prominent families of the area including: Taliaferro, Fitzhugh, Lewis, Woodford, Strother, Conway, Taylor, and Madison. (Yes, THAT Madison.) Many people ask why the east side of the cemetery wall juts out around the grave of William Storke. The last family owner of "The Falls" was Mrs. Elizabeth A. (Thornton) Fitzgerald, the great-granddaughter of Francis Thornton. Her neighbors were the Storkes who lived at the other great estate at that end of town, "Bunker Hill", located approximately 100 years to the south of the cemetery. Since Mr. Storke was a Washington (and a distant cousin of Mrs. Fitzgerald) and they were neighbors of the Thorntons/Fitzgeralds, it was naturally assumed that they would also be interred into the family cemetery. So when they died in 1847, they were interred. The Fitzgeralds were in Europe at the time. Upon their return, Mrs. Fitzgerald was quite unhappy, and following her husband's death in 1852, she had a wall erected around the cemetery going right through the grave of her cousin William Storke. She is noted to have said, "I'll put the Washington side of him in the cemetery and the Storke side of him on the outside." The wall remained until the 1970s when the cemetery had fallen into great disrepair. In 1977 the city of Fredericksburg formally assumed responsibility for upkeep of the cemetery and the wall was repaired as an Eagle Scout project. Today it is a well maintained "attraction" honoring the pioneers of the area.
    Th12-2-5-1 Sarah Thornton73,74 b 1704 - 1720 in Va The Family Register of Nicholas Taliaferro with Notes; Wm. and Mary Qrtly., 2nd, Vol.1, No. 3 Sarah Thornton, the infant's great aunt, and sister of Col. John, Reuben and Francis Thornton 3d. Her husband was Thomas Slaughter, the witness to the will of Charles Taliaferro, of which her father, Francis Thornton 2d, was an Eexc'r. Thomas Slaughter4 (Robt.3, Francis2, Francis1) was the great-grandson of the first Francis Slaughter and Elizabeth Underwood, who married, 2d, the first Col. John Catlett. He was a vestryman in St. Mark's.
    m Thomas Slaughter
    Th12-2-5-2 Mary Thornton b 1706 in Virginia75 d 1757 in Virginia75. She married Captain Nicholas Battaile 172575; born 170176.
    Th12-2-5-3 Colonel John Thornton b 1706 - 1715 in Virginia d 1777
    m Mildred Gregory Oct 28, 1740 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co Virginia109,110, dau of Roger Gregory and Mildred Washington. She b 1718 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia, d 1758. Notes for Colonel John Thornton: 29 Apr 1755. Spotsylvania Co Virginia. John Thornton, Gent., and Mildred, his wife, of Spts. Co., to Charles Colson of same county. £64 10s. curr. Part of Lot No. 43, in town of Fredericksburg. 04 May 1756. April 29, 1755. Spotsylvania Co Virginia Land Deed Book E. "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania Co 1721-1800, Volume I", by William Armstrong Crozier. Notes for Mildred Gregory: 17 Mar 1758. Spotsylvania Co Virginia. Mildred Thornton, Grantor's Wife Property: Slaves, Stocks, plate, goods and chattels. Spotsylvania Co Virginia Deed Book E. "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania Co 1721-1800, Volume I", by William Armstrong Crozier. Mildred was his 3rd wife per Marriages of Virginia Residents Vol I, Part III, Surnames F-G, Page 157.
    -1 Mary Thornton b circa 1744 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia. 85. Mary6 Thornton (John5, Francis4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b circa 1744 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia. She married General William Woodford 1763217, son of William Woodford and Ann Cocke. He b Oct 06, 1734, d Nov 13, 1780 in `. -1-1 John Thornton Woodford b Jul 29, 1763 d Jan 31, 1845 in Kentucky m Mary Turner Taliaferro; born Mar 13, 1772218 d Mar 01, 1828 in Kentucky218.
    -1-2 William Catesby Woodford b 1768219 d 1820 in Caroline Co Virginia
    Th12-2-5-4 Alice Thornton b circa 1708 in Virginia (Francis4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b circa 1708 in Virginia
    m Colonel James Thompson Taylor b 1703 son of James Taylor and Martha Thompson. Sen. Taylor was the son of Col James Thompson Taylor b 1703 and Alice Thornton b 1708, [Source: Wilkerson, Eva Eubank, Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock & Essex Counties, Virginia, (Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1953), Page 233]. 1724 - Thornton, Alice, daughter of Francis, married Lawrence Catlett, Box 105, Page H. I'm not sure if it's this Alice or not.
    Senator James Taylor b in Caroline Co Virginia. m Elizabeth Fitzhugh; born Oct 10, 1754 d Feb 25, 1825.
    Th12-2-5-5 Elizabeth Thornton b 1710 - 1715 in Virginia d m Thomas Meriwether Est. 1728-1752 son of David Meriwether b 1708 in Charlottesville, Virginia d 1756 and Anne Holmes 01 Jun 1736. Spotsylvania Co Virginia Francis Thornton of St. Maries Parish, Caroline Co Gent., to his son, Francis Thornton, Junr. Deed of Gift. 41 a. at the falls of Rappk. River, pat. By sd. Thornton, Senr., Feby. 25, 1720. Dated Jun 1, 1736, Recd. Jun 1, 1736. Witness: Thos. Meriwether. Spotsylvania Co Virginia Land Deed Book C. -1 Lucy Meriwether b Feb 04, 1751 d 1837.
    -2 Mary Meriwether.
    -3 Elizabeth Meriwether125,126127, died 1812128,129.
    -4 Mildred Thornton Meriwether130, died WFT Est. 1736-1829131,132.
    -5 Thomas Meriwether133.
    -6 Nicholas Meriwether134,135,136 b Sep 07, 1736137,138 d Dec 19, 1772139,140.
    -7 Francis Meriwether141,142 b Oct 31, 1737143,144 d Aft. 1791 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia145,146. He married Mary d Aft. 1791 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia.
    -8 David Meriwether147,148 b Sep 02, 1739149,150 d WFT Est. 1740-1829151,152. He married Mary Harris in Louisa Co Virginia153.
    -9 Sarah Meriwether154,155 b Nov 26, 1746156,157 d WFT Est. 1747-1840158,159.
    -10 Ann Nancy Meriwether b 1750160 d WFT Est. 1751-1844161,162. She married Richard Anderson VII.
    -11 Thomas Meriwether163,164 b 1755165,166 d 1755167,168.
    -12 Jane Meriwether169,170 b Apr 03, 1757171,172,173 d WFT Est. 1758-1851174,175. She married Samuel Dabney176.
    Th12-2-5-6 54 vi. Colonel Francis Thornton III b circa 1711 in "The Hills" near Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co Virginia d Apr 07, 1749 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia. 54. Colonel Francis5 Thornton III (Francis4, Francis3, William2, Roger1)177 b circa 1711 in "The Hills" near Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co Virginia178, d Apr 07, 1749 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia178,179. He married Frances Gregory180 Sep 03, 1736 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia181, daughter of Roger Gregory and Mildred Washington. She b circa 1718 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia182. Notes for Colonel Francis Thornton III: 01 Jun 1736. Spotsylvania Co Virginia Francis Thornton of St. Maries Parish, Caroline Co Gent., to his son, Francis Thornton, Junr. Deed of Gift. 41 a. at the falls of Rappk. River, pat. By sd. Thornton, Senr., Feby. 25, 1720. Dated Jun 1, 1736, Recd. Jun 1, 1736. Witness: Thos. Meriwether. Spotsylvania Co Virginia Land Deed Book C. "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania Co 1721-1800, Volume I", by William Armstrong Crozier. Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume XXVI, number 1 (01-FEB-1988), Land Patent Book 20, Pages 1-274 (1741-1742) FRANCIS THORNTON, JR. and HANCOCK LEE, 400a. (p. 273) Orange Co., bounded by John Bush & Garth's run; L. originally g. to John Tennent 17 Mar 1736 who failed to cultivate, and now g. sd. Francis Thornton, Jr. & Hancock Lee (p. 274). 15 Jun 1742. FRANCIS THORNTON, JR. and HANCOCK LEE, 1000a, Orange Co., bounded by a c. of George Procter & Edward Price on the head of the S. br. (p. 275) of North R. & two brs. of Cattle Run (p. 276). 15 Jun 1742 Will Book B, 1749-1761, Pages 1-4, Spotsylvania Co Virginia Will of Francis Thornton of Spotsylvania Co 11 Nov 1748 Transcribed by Robert M. Thornton, Duluth, Georgia, Nov 2002 Original Document Copied at Spotsylvania Court House by Lori Morelock of Raines Record Research of Rixeyville, Virginia, Nov 2002 In the Name of God Amen; Francis Thornton of Spotsylvania County being in perfect sence and memory thanks be to God Therefore do make and Ordain this my last will and Testament in Manner & form following Imprimis I lend to my beloved wife Frances Thornton Twelve Negroes (to wit) Cafe Jack old Jamey & Salley his wife and young Lett Negroes I had with my said Wife and Mavis late husband Peter & Venus his wife York Abraham Bess & Sam and their future increase during her Natural Life and I Likewise Lend her one fifth of all my Cattle and horses for the time afores.d but if she remain a Widow Till her Death my will & Desire is that she may have Disposal of the af.d Negroes Cattle and horses to any one or all of my Children as she shall think fit and my will & desire is that my wife have during her widow hood the use of the lower half of my Plantation or Cleared ground whereon I now live with the houses and fences thereon & half the Orchard and as much Land on the back adjoining to it as will make up her half of the plantation of two hundred acres of Land with the Liberty of Cutting firewood & rail stuff on any part of my Land for use of her half of the said plantation together with The use of all my household Goods during her widowhood Item I give & bequeath to my son Francis Thornton and his Heirs forever the remaining Part of my Land and Plantation whereon I live and all my Land there to adjoining & my Intent is that he have that part also hereby Bequeathed To his Mother at the time of her Marriage or Death which ever shall first happen to him and his heirs forever Item I give and Bequeath to my son George Thornton all that Tract of Land in King George County that I bought of M.r Benjamin Berryman and Them two Tracts of land lying in Orange County which I bought of M.r Thomas Meriwether & M.r Mosley Battiloy to him and his Heirs Forever but in case the Land whereon I live hereby given to his Brother Francis should Descend to him the s.d George then my will is that the Land hereby given to my son George do pass to his Brother William and his Heirs forever Item I Give and Bequeath to my son William Thornton all my Lands at the Great Mountains in Orange County being about two thou.d six hundred Acres to him & his Heirs forever Item I Give and Bequeath to my son John Thornton all my Tract of Land Lying in the branches of the Hasel and Nassaponnax Runs being about seven hundred & fifty Acres and my two lotts in Fredericksburg Town & the houses thereon & one hundred pounds Cash to him and his Heirs forever Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mildred Thornton five hundred pounds Cash & one Mullata girl Named Mary & her increase to her heirs forever to be paid her on the day of Marriage or when she comes To the age of twenty one years whichever shall first happen Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Thornton five hundred Pounds Cash & one negro Girl named Moll & her increase to her & her heirs forever to be paid the day of Marriage or when she Comes To the age of twenty one years which ever shall first happen and if either of my said Daughters should die before they come to age or Marry the Survivor of them to have seven hundred pounds Cash paid the day of Marriage or Attaining the age of twenty one years instead of the five Hundred pounds before mentioned Item My will is that my Executors as Soon as conveniently do Buy young Men & Women Slaves with the Cash left in my house and Debts due to my Estate for the Use & Benefit of my four sons Francis George William & John which I hereby Give together with all my other Slaves and their increase & my horses Cattle Sheep Goats hoggs not before mentioned to be Equally Divided between the said four sons And their Heirs forever Item My will and Desire is that my Estate be Kept together and undivided and my Sons to have their Shares or part thereof as they come of Age Item It is my will & Desire that if either of my two sons William & John should happen to die without issue that the land hereby given them do Decend to the Survivor of them and their Heirs forever and in case they both die without Lawfull issue then to the next Heir at Law Item My Will & Desire is that my wife give and divide my household goods and Furniture amongst all of my sons as she shall Think fit as they come of age or Marry & if my Estate raises more money than I have hereby disbursed of I desire it may be laid out in Building and household Goods for my sons Item It is my will & Desire that my beloved wife Frances Thornton shall not be accountable for any profits of my Estate whilst she lives a Widow but if she Marry that then she account with and pay unto my Estate all the Profits arising from the time of my death for the use and benefit of my sons To be Settled & finally Determined by Arbitrators And Whereas I have sold a piece of Land to Joseph White for Eighty Pounds Current money containing one thousand three hundred acres Not yet impattented but is under an Entry and Survey whereupon Lord Fairfax has promised me a pattent and I am informed the s.d White has sold the same to another person Now if the Lord Fairfax should not grant a pattent for the s.d Land to my Executor or the said Joseph White or the person to whome the said White has sold the land then my Will is that my Executors pay the s.d Eighty Pounds back to the said White or his Order out of my Estate Lastly it is my Will that my Estate be not Appraised and I do herebye Constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Frances Thornton my Hon.d father Francis Thornton my loving brother John Thornton & my son Francis Thornton Executrix and Execrs of my last will & Testament hereby revoking all other Wills & testaments by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Affixed my seal this Eleventh day of Nov Anno Domini 1748 Sign;d Sealed and Published Fra.a Thornton seal in the presence of Rob.t Jackson John Sutherland Sarah Slaughter Ann Jackson James Allan Burial: Thornton-Forbes-Washington Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia183
    Th12-2-5-6-1 99 i. Mildred Thornton b 1739 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia. She married Charles Washington184; born May 02, 1738185. Notes for Charles Washington: 03 Aug 1761. Warner Lewis of Glocester Co., Esqr., and Eleanor, his wife, to Charles Washington of Spts. Co., Gent. £80 curr. Lots 87 and 88, in extension of the town of Fredksbg. No Witnesses. 3 Aug 1761. Spotsylvania Co Virginia Land Deed Book E. "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania Co 1721-1800, Volume I", by William Armstrong Crozier. 11 Mar 1773. Mary Steward, widow, and Benjamin Steward and Wm. Steward, her sons, of Spts. Co. to Charles Washington of sd. Co., Gent. £200 curr. 200a. of land. Whereas, George Proctor, late of Spts. Co., by his deed of Gift, 2 Nov 1725, gave to his daughter Mary, and her then husband Charles Steward, and to her heirs, one tract of 200 a. of land, which tract sd. Mary Steward, after the decease of her husband Chas. Steward, gave to her two sons the sd. Benjamin and Wm. Steward as by deed, 2 May 1758, etc. 19 Mar 1773. Spotsylvania Co Virginia Land Deed Book H. "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania Co 1721-1800, Volume I", by William Armstrong Crozier. 20 Apr 1780. Charles Washington of Spts. Co., Gent., and Mildred, his wife, to Thomas Strachan of sd. Co Gent. £8000 curr. 759 a. in Spts. Co., purchased of John Smith and Mary, his wife, as by deed, Octr. 29, 1759. Fras. Thornton, Jno. Chew, Rob Bevy. Chew, Joseph Brock, Jno. Chew, Jr. Jun 15, 1780. April 20, 1780, Spotsylvania Co Virginia Deed Book J. "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania Co 1721-1800, Volume I", by William Armstrong Crozier. 06 Oct 1786, Charles Washington and Mildred, his wife; Geo Augustine Washington and Frances, his wife, to George French. 06 Oct 1786, Charles Washington and Mildred, his wife; Geo Augustine Washington and Frances, his wife, to George French. Whereas, the sd. Chas. Washington, etc., did for affection they bore the sd. Geo. Augustine, give him a track of 145 a. in Spots. Co., purchased of Mary, Benj., and Wm. Steward, and never having made the sd. Geo. Augustine conveyance thereof, and the sd. Geo. Augustine, etc., for the sum of £200, conveys the said land to the sd. French, the sd. Charles Washington and wife joining in conveyance etc., etc. Witnesses, Chas. Mortimer, Fran Thornton, Zachariah Lucas, R. B. Chew. Apr 3, 1787. October 6, 1786, Spotsylvania Co Virginia Land Deed Book L. "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania Co 1721-1800, Volume I", by William Armstrong Crozier.
    Th12-2-5-6-2 100 ii. John Thornton b 1748 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia d Bef. 1778. He married (1) Jane Washington. He married (2) Jane Washington.
    Th12-2-5-6-3 101 iii. Mary Thornton b 1743 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia. She married (1) William Champe d Apr 19, 1784186. She married (2) Churchill Jones.
    Th12-2-5-6-4 + 102 iv. Francis Thornton IV b 1736 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia d Apr 08, 1795.
    Th12-2-5-6-5 103 v. George Thornton b 1737 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia.
    Th12-2-5-6-6 104 vi. William Thornton b 1742 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia187.
    Th12-2-5-7 55 vii. Reuben Thornton77 b 1711 - 1720 in Caroline Co Virginia d 1768 m Elizabeth Gregory Apr 29, 1743 in St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co Virginia78; born circa 1725 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia79.
    Th12-2-5-8 56 viii. Mildred Thornton80 b Mar 09, 1721 in Va m Samuel Washington80; born Nov 16, 1734.
    Th12-2-1- Francis Conway, Sr.
    m Rebecca Catlett.
    -1 84 i. Francis6 Conway, Jr..
    Th12-2-6 28. Rowland4 Thornton (Francis3, William2, Roger1)81,81 b Aug 01, 1685 in Stafford Co Virginia, d 1741 - 1742 in King George Co Virginia82. He married Elizabeth Catlett83,83 Bef. Mar 24, 1716 in Hanover Parish, Richmond Co Virginia, daughter of John Catlett, Jr.. She b Sep 06, 1689, d 1751 in King George Co Virginia. Notes for Rowland Thornton: Rowland Thornton Will dated Sep 21, 1741 and probated Mar 5, 1741/2 in King George Co Virginia. Will of Rowland Thornton, Gent, of King George County: In the name of God Amen, I Rowland Thornton of the parish of Hanover in the County of King George being of Perfect sence and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following: Imprimis: I give to my son Francis Thornton all my land lying in Spotsylvania County near the great falls as also one tract of Land lying in King George county containing three hundred acres it being the land whereon he now dwells which said two tracts of Land I give to my son Francis and his heirs forever. Item: I give to my loving wife Elizabeth Thornton the followig five negroes viz: Frank, Robin, Peter, Caesar and Bess to her and her heirs forever. I also give my said wife the use of my two negroes Joe & Jenny during her life and after her decease my will is that my daughter Elizabeth Thornton have my said negroe Jenny and my daughter Alsey to have negroe Joe. I also give my loving wife Elizabeth her first choice of Thirty head of cattle out of my whole stock together with all my stock of Hogs as also all my household goods with all my personal Estate both in Virginia and England to enable her to pay my debts and Legacies except such particulars as I shall hereafter give to my children. Item: My will and desire is that my wife Elizabeth have the use of my dwelling plantation with all the Land belonging to it on the upper side of crows swamp during her natural life and then to my son Francis and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Thornton my whole right title property and interest (to a purchase I made jointly with Colonel John Catlett my wife's Father) one moiety of five hundred acres of land lying in Caroline county and being the land Dorothy Roy now dwells on which said moiety of land containing two hundred and fifty acres (if recovered from the heirs of Charles Smith who mortgaged the same to Micajah Perry Merchant in London of whom the said Catlett and I made the purchase), I give to my daughter Elizabeth and her heirs forever. And in case the law is such that the said land be not recovered from the heirs of the said Charles Smith then I give to my Daughter Elizabeth all the money that shall or may be hereafter recovered by virtue of the said purchased mortgage. Item: I give to my daughter Elizabeth the following twelve negroes viz: Tom, Kate, Little Bess, Stephen, Sias, Hannibal, Judy, Grace, Moll alias Poll, Ben, Ralph, and Phillis. Item: I give to my daughter Elizabeth thirty pounds sterling also a good feather bed and furniture, a black horse called Button with her side saddle and furniture, a mare call'd Phenix and her next choice of eight head of catle after her mother. I also give to my daughter Elizabeth negroe Jenny after my wives decease. Item: My will is that my daughter Alcey have the use of my Quarter with the Land adjoining to it below Crows swamp untill she marries then I give the said land to my son Francis and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Alcey the following fourteen negroes viz: Caesar, Floria, Frank, Nan, Milly, Ester, Bristol, Sibby, Jeffery, Harry, Titus, Mariah, Davy and Jenny. I also give to my daughter Alcey her choice of eight head of cattle of the remaining part of my cattle with one good feather bed and furniture and five pounds sterling to buy her a side saddle. I also give to my daughter Alcey negroe Joe after my wives decease. Item: I give to my son Francis the remainig part of my negroes not herin bequeathed and fifty pounds sterling together with the remaining part of my cattle and also my new Gun, pistolls, Holsters, Sumpter and new trooping saddle. Item: My will is that my Estate be not appraised and lastly I constitute and appoint my loving brother Anthony Thornton and my son Francis Thornton executors of this my last will and testament hereby making void all wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 21st day of Sep 1741. Roland Thornton *Seale* Signed sealed published and declared to be his last will & Testament in presence of us: William Mackay John Moore Will dated 21 Sep 1741 Will proved 5 Mar 1741/2, Part of index to wills not listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632-1800 (Torrence). The Library of Virginia http://eagle.vsla.edu/cgi-bin/torrence.gateway?authority=0030-83280&conf=0 10000++++++++++++++ Rowland Thornton was a vestryman of Hanover Parish between the years 1723 and 1779. [Source Information: Meade, William. Old Churches, Ministers, and Families of Virginia, Volume II. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1857.] [Source: Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume II, Essex Co Wills and Deeds, 1714-1717, Page 46] p. 335. Lease and Release. 8 and 9 Dec 1714. John Spicer, Junr of Sittenbourne Parish in Richmond Co Gent., buys from Rowland Thornton of Hanover Par. Richmond Co planter, all that part of 2750 acres "w'ch in Right belongeth to him" in Essex Co adj. land formerly granted to Alexander Ffleming 17 Apr 1667. Signed Rowland Thornton. Wit: Nicho Smith, James Phillips. Rec. 13 Jan 1714/15. Family Archive #503 Genealogical Records: Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, County Officers, Page 47 King George Co Virginia Coroner: Wm. Thornton Justices of the Peace: " ...Rowland Thornton..." Elizabeth (Catlett) Thornton Will dated Sep 2, 1748, probated Sep 5, 1751 in King George Co Virginia. King George Co, VA Will Book 1, pgs 264-65: Will of Elizabeth Thornton In the Name of God Amen, this Second day of Sep in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred Forty eight. I Elizabeth Thornton of the County of King George being sick in body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be to Almighty God) do make constitute ordain and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following revoking and annuling by these presents all and every Testament & Testaments, Will or Wills heretofore by me made or declared either by word or writing and this is to be taken only for my Last Will & Testament and none other. And first repenting earnestly for my former sins and humbly desireing forgiveness for the same after I give and commit my soul to God Almighty, I give and dispose of my temporal estate as follows, that is to say after all my debts are duely satisfied and paid by Francis Thornton my son and by John Fitzhugh my son in law both whom I leave and appoint to be my Executor's of this my last Will and Testament. Imprimis: I give and bequeath to my daughter Alce Fitzhugh my two Negroes Caesar & Bess and what money I have at my death as also all my wearing cloaths either made up or unmade and my grey horse called Baldwin or Blewbird. Item: I give and bequeath to my grandson William Thornton my silver watch and my desk. Item: I give and bequeath to my grandson Francis Thornton all my silver tea spoons and my gunn. Item: My will is that my son Francis Thornton and my daughters Elizabeth Thornton and Alse Fitzhugh shall each have a Mourning Ring out of my estate. Item: My will is also that all the remainder of my estate (which I have not already given away) may be divided equally between my son Francis Thornton and my daughter Alse Fitzhugh, as witness my hand and seale. Her Elizabeth [E] Thornton Mark In presence of us John Brown George Riding At a Court held for King George County on Thursday, Sep 5th 1751. The Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth Thornton, Deceased, was presented into Court by Francis Thornton and John Fitzhugh, her Executors who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of John Brown and George Riding and admitted to record. Copa. Test Harry Turner, C.C.
    Th12-2-6-1 57 i. Elizabeth Thornton b 1716 - 1742 in Hanover Parish, Richmond Co Virginia.
    Th12-2-6-2 58 ii. Francis Thornton b 1716 - 1742 in Hanover Parish, Richmond Co Virginia.
    Th12-2-6-3 59 iii. Alice Thornton b Aug 21, 1729 in "Crowes, " King George Co Virginia d Mar 05, 1790 in "Bellaire, " Stafford Co Virginia. 59. Alice5 Thornton (Rowland4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b Aug 21, 1729 in "Crowes, " King George Co Virginia188, d Mar 05, 1790 in "Bellaire, " Stafford Co Virginia188. She married John Fitzhugh Oct 30, 1746 in Stafford Co Virginia188. He b Jun 30, 1727 in "Bellaire", Stafford Co Virginia188, d May 01, 1809 in "Bellaire", Stafford Co Virginia (have also seen 29 May)188. Notes for John Fitzhugh: Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume II, Pages 838-861, The Fitzhugh Family, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, (with an introduction by John Frederick Dorman); indexed by Thomas L. Hollowak. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1981. 5 v. : ill. ; 23 cm. JOHN FITZHUGH, of "Bellair," Stafford county; born Jun 30, 1727; "baptized by Rev. David Stuart; had for sureties Mordecai Cooke and William Brent, of Peace Neck; also Anna and Mrs. Elizabeth Buckner, his aunts." He married, Oct 30, 1746, Alice (born Aug 21, 1729 d Mar 5, 1790), daughter of Rowland Thornton, of "Crowes," King George, d May 1st, 1809. He does not appear to have held any public office, except perhaps that of justice of the peace. Issue: 50. Henry5; 51. John,5 born Sep 29, 1749 d Feb 9, 1807. Did he marry or leave issue? 52. George,5 born Apr 24, 1751, died November, 1810. There is on record in King George a deed, Feb 20, 1787, from John Fitzhugh, of "Bellair," and his son George, conveying to Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh 473 acres in King George, called Feneaux, or the Hop Yard; and on Jan 12, 1788, George Fitzhugh, of King George, and his wife, Humphrey Francis Toy Fitzhugh, conveyed to Thacker Washington, of King George, a track of land in that county. It seems probable there was no issue of this marriage, as the will of Mrs. Humphrey Frances Toy Fitzhugh, proved in King George in 1791, names only her husband and niece, Caroline Matilda Fitzhugh. Her surname was probably Tabb; 54. Thomas,5 born Jun 15, 1753. Did he marry or leave issue? 55. Elizabeth,5 born Oct 10, 1754, died Feb 21, 1823, married Mar 20, 1770, Francis Conway of "Port Conway," King George, who served in the Revolution as a captain in the Continental Line. (See Hayden's Virginia Genealogies, 263, &c.). A full length protrait of her, by Heselius, and a miniature have been preserved; 56. Susannah,5 born Feb 6, 1756, died Mar 15, 1819, married, about 1775, Catlett Conway of "Hawfield," Orange (Hayden, 264, &c.) 57. William,5 born Aug 11, 1757, died Oct 4, 1803. Did he marry or leave issue? 58. Alice,5 born Feb 20, 1759; married - Pratt? 59. Francis b Feb 4, 1761, died Mar 30, 1821. His will was dated Oct 22d, 1798, and proved Apr 5, 1821, in King George County. He leaves his whole estate to his wife, Lucy W. Fitzhugh, with reversion of most of it at her death to his nephew, Edwin, son of Francis Conway, of Caroline county; and if he dies, then to his brother, John Conway; legacy to his niece, Lucy, daughter of his brother, Thomas Fitzhugh. Wife and nephew, Francis Fitzhugh Conway, executrix and executor. Codicil giving 100 guineas to his nephew, Francis, son of his brother, John Fitzhugh. There was no issue, as Mrs. Lucy Fitzhugh, in her will dated Nov 16, 1827, and proved in King George, Jul 1st, 1830, leaves her property to Sarah Ann Beverley, her adopted daughter, and to her (S. A. B.'s) daughters; to nephew A. S. Hooe, nephew Wm. C. Posey, and to Henry M. R. Beverley, son of her niece, Sarah Ann Beverley. There is in King George a deed, Mar 1st, 1795, from Francis Fitzhugh and Lucy, his wife (late widow of John Taliaferro, deceased), of King George, conveying to William Thornton Alexander 600 acres in King George, called "Hayes," which was the dower of said Lucy as widow of said Taliaferro -- consideration: Love and affection for said W. T. Alexander. And also a deed, Aug 2d, 1802, from John Taliaferro, Jr., administrator of John Taliaferro, of "Hayes," deceased, who was executor of Mrs. Lucy Alexander, late of King George Co and relict of John Alexander, of "Salisbury," King George, reciting that the said Mrs. Lucy Alexander was the only surviving child of Colonel William Thornton, of King George, many years deceased, and that the said Lucy Alexander, in her will, Jan 6, 1781, directed that, among other things, 50 acres should be sold and the proceeds divided between her daughters, Lucy Taliaferro, now Lucy Fitzhugh, and Mary Thornton, now Mary Posey; 60. Daniel McCarty,5 of King George county b May 9, 1763, died May 2d, 1823, died without issue. 61. Sarah Ann,5 born Feb 13, 1765, died in Kentucky, Nov 1820, married Charles Thornton, of "North Garden," Caroline County (see William & Mary Quarterly, VI, 109). 62. Thornton,5 born Jun 4, 1768, died Jun 29, 1814. Did he marry or have issue? 63. Ann Rose,5 born Dec 26, 1769, married Dr. Henry Fitzhugh Thornton, Caroline county (see William & Mary Quarterly, VI, 111); 64. Frances5 ? married John Waugh.
    Th12-2-6-3-1 105 i. Ann Rose6 Fitzhugh b circa 1765 d Bef. 1820. She married Dr. Henry Fitzhugh Thornton Sep 22, 1785; born Jul 14, 1763 in Caroline Co Virginia d 1820 - 1830 in Caroline Co Virginia. Notes for Dr. Henry Fitzhugh Thornton: 1820 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: M33_129; Page: 183; Image: 194. Henry Thornton Males: 1 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804); 1 age 45 & Over (born before 1775). Females: 1 age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 2 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804). Slaves: 34 1830 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 197; Page: 214. Henry Thornton Estate Males: 2 age 10-15 (born 1815-1820); 1 age 30-40 (born 1790 to 1800). Females: 0 Slaves: 18 More About Dr. Henry Fitzhugh Thornton: Occupation: Physician
    Th12-2-6-3-2 106 ii. John Thornton Fitzhugh b Sep 24, 1749 in "Bellaire", Stafford Co Virginia d Feb 09, 1807 in Prince William Co Virginia.
    m Margaret Helm; born Jan 21, 1758189 d Feb 13, 1814189.
    Notes for John Thornton Fitzhugh: Register of Overwharton Parish p 230. Born at his grandmother Elizabeth Catlett Thornton's home. Christened by Rev. Archibald Campbell. He was named John Fitzhugh after his father and baptized John Fitzhugh. However, he was known and started using the name John Thornton Fitzhugh which is the name on his will. DAR application says married in Dettingen Parish, Virginia. Will dated Jan 5, 1809 and recorded in Manassas, Prince William Co Virginia on 3 Jul 1809, p 446-448. He died 3 months before his father. The deaths of John and Margaret are recorded in the Bible of his son John Fitzhugh of Brentsville. Source--Living Descendants of Blood Royal p 45-47. In 1985, John Thornton Fitzhugh was a new ancestor in the DAR. This application was submitted by Virginia Fitzhugh Moore (no. 698498), P.O. Box 305 Philadelphia, MS 39350. This is listed in DAR magazine Oct 1988 Vol 122 #8 p 577. Burke's American Families, p 2685 says: John Thornton Fitzhugh married Margaret, daughter of the Rev. William Stuart. This is different than family tradition. Entered the Army Feb 7, 1777. Military records in the possession of Davis Moore. He had offices in Brentsville, Prince William Co Virginia; Westmoreland Co, Virginia near Mt. Stuart; and Belmont, King George Co. Virginia. He had 6 children and raised 2 boys and a girl from wife Margarets first marriage. Father: John FITZHUGH b: 30 Jun 1727 in Bedford, Stafford, Virginia, USA Mother: Alice THORNTON b: 21 Aug 1729 in Crowes, King George, Virginia, USA Marriage 1 Margaret HELM b: 22 Jan 1752 Married: Abt 1778 in of DettingParish, Prince William, Virginia Children George E. FITZHUGH b: 1780 in , King George, Virginia, USA John FITZHUGH b: 1 Jun 1781 in , , Virginia, USA Lynaugh (Lina) Helm FITZHUGH b: in , of Fauquier, Virginia, USA Philip Giles FITZHUGH b: Aft 1788 in , of Prince William, Virginia, USA Frances Tabb FITZHUGH b: 2 Jan 1794 in , , Virginia, USA Francis Thornton FITZHUGH b: 2 Jan 1794 in , , Virginia, USA Notes for Margaret Helm: Much of the information on this family was received from Ron Volkmar and Jennifer Smith .
    Th12-2-6-3-3 Elizabeth Fitzhugh b Oct 10, 1754 d Feb 25, 1825.
    Th12-2-6-4 Presley Thornton b 1730 in Hanover Parish, Richmond Co Virginia d 1812 d 1812
    m 1762 Mary d 1829
    -1 Zachariah Thornton b 1763 d 1830.
    Th12-2-7 Capt Anthony Thornton (Francis3, William2, Roger1)84,84 b Sep 27, 1691 in St. Paul's Parish, Stafford Co Virginia, d 1757 in Stafford Co Va
    m Winifred Presley Bef. Aug 12, 1748 in Stafford Co Virginia85, dau of Peter Presley and Winifred Griffin.
    Will dated Jan 3, 1757, probated Nov 8, 1757 in Stafford Co Virginia. ------------------------ DEED & WILL ABSTRACTS OF WESTMORELAND Co VIRGINIA, 1726-1729 Edited and Published by Ruth & Sam Sparacio THE ANTIENT PRESS, 1320 Mayflower Drive, McLean, Virginia 22101-3402 Copyright 1994 Page 101-102 (On margin: Page 101-102, THORNTON's Lease to BERRYMAN) THIS INDENTURE made the fourteenth day of May in the first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight; Between ANTHONY THORNTON of the Parish of ST. PAUL in the County of STAFFORD, Gentleman, of one part and BENJAMIN BERRYMAN of the Parish of Washington in the County of Westmoreland, Gentleman, of the other part. Witnesseth that ANTHONY THORNTON in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by BENJAMIN BERRYMAN the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto BENJAMIN BERRYMAN all those plantations tracts of land situate in Parish of Washington and County of Westmoreland containing by estimation One hundred and fifty acres one part thereof begining at a marked Beach standing in a Swamp that falls into Capt. BERRYMAN's MILL DAM, at a place called IVY POINT and runing North North West twenty poles to a marked Locus Post standing in the Old Field, thence West by South two hundred poles to a marked Oak, thence North by West eighty poles to a marked red Oak standing on the BEVERDAM of MACHOTIOUE, the Fork, thence down the Dam North East forty poles East by North one hundred and fifty poles, South East by South one hundred and ten poles to a marked tree standing in the first mentioned Swamp. thence up the Swamp to the first station, the Land containing One hundred and Twenty three acres, being granted to ANTHONY THORNTON by Patent from the Proprietor's Office dated the Second day of Mar in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixteen as in and by the same will more fully appear. And the remaining twenty and seven acres being part of the abovesaid one hundred and fifty acres as by a particular Deed of Exchange thereof made between my Father, FRANCIS THORNTON. deced., and the said BENJAMIN BERRYMAN, which land, Begining at a place called the IVY POINT close and adjoining to the BEAVERDAM and so extending up a Branch to a line of fifty acres of land and all that upper end of the said fifty acres towards RICE HOOE's MILL being by estimation seven acres be the same more or less, the other twenty acres is taken out of another parcel of land belonging to said BERRYMAN, begining at a marked Beach standing in a deep Branch thence up the Branch till it sets of with a line of posts cross the Old Field one hundred and sixty poles to a marked white Oak standing in another Branch the line being a paralell line of the One hundred and fifty acres being formerly GILES's Land and to containe Twenty acres with the other seven makes up the quantity of twenty and seven acres of land in all containing One hundred and fifty acres as abovesaid. Together with all houses orchards commodities and appurtenances to the land and premises belonging: To have and to hold the land and premises with appurtenance unto BENJAMlN BERRYMAN his heirs during the full term of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corne on the Birth Day of our Lord God if lawfully demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession BENJAMIN BERRYMAN may be in the actual possession of all the premises and be thereby enabled to take a release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof ANTHONY THORNTON hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day and year first above writte Sealed and Delivered in the presence of FRANCIS SANDS. ANTHONY THORNTON JAMES DISHMAN Westmoreld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 25th day of Sep 1728 ANTHONY THORNTON. Gent., personally acknowledged this Lease of Land by him passed to BENJAMIN BERRYMAN, Gent.. to be his proper act and deed, which at the instance of the said BERRYMAN. is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE. C. C. W. Recorded the Third day of Oct 1728 pr. G.T.. C.C.W. (On margin: THORNTON's Release to BERRYMAN) THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth day of May in the first year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland. King. Defender of the faith &c.. and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight: Between ANTHONY THORNTON of the Parish of ST. PAUL in the County of STAFFORD, Gentleman, of one part and BENJAMIN BERRYMAN of the Parish of Washington in the County of Westmoreland, Gentleman. of other part; Witnesseth that ANTHONY THORNTON in consideration of the sum of Seventy pounds Sterling to him in hand paid by BENJAMIN BERRY the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto BENJAMIN BERRYMAN his heirs (the said BENJAMIN BERRYMAN being in actual possession of the land and premises by virtue of a Lease thereof made and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession) all those plantations tracts of land lying in Parish of Washington in the County of Westmoreland containing by estimation one hundred and fifty acres, (this Release continues with the description of the bounds of the three parcels of land that make up the amount of land as in the foregoing Lease); To have and to hold the land and premises with appurtenances unto BENJAMIN BERRYMAN his heirs free and clear from all incumbrances and that he shall warrant and forever defend the land and premises to BENJAMIN BERRYMAN his heirs against the claims of all manner of persons: in Witness whereof ANTHONY THORNTON hath hereunto set his hand and seal the day month and year first above written Sealed and Delivered in the presence of FRANCIS SANDS ANTHONY THORNTON JAMES DISHMAN June the 6th 1728: Then received of BENJA: BERRYMAN seventy pounds Sterling being the consideration of the within mentioned Deed. Wittness my hand the day month and year abovesaid FRANCIS SANDS. ANTHONY THORNTON JAMES DISHMAN Westmoreld. Ss. At a Court held for the sd County the 25th day of Sep 1728 ANTHONY THORNTON, Gent. personally acknowledged this Release of Land by him pased to BENJAMIN BERRYMAN. Gent., together with the Receipt for the consideration money thereon endorsed, to be his proper act and deed. And GEORGE TURBERVILE. by virtue of a Power of Attorney duly proved to him for that purpose made by WINNIFRED, Wife of the said ANTHONY THORNTON. relinquished her, the said WINNIFRED's Right of Dower and Thirds in and to the Lands by the said Deed to be conveyed, which at the instance of the Sd BERRYMAN are admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE. C C W. Recorded the Third day of Oct l728 pr G T. C C W (On margin: THORNTON's Power Atto. to TURBERVILE) I WINNIFRID THORNTON, Wife of ANTHONY THORNTON of STAFFORD Co Gent., do hereby authorize and impower GEORGE TURBERVILE Gent., my Attorney in Westmoreland County Court for to acknowledge my Right of Dower and Thirds at ye Common Law to a certain tract of land sold and conveyed by my Husband, ANTHONY THORNTON, to BENJAMIN BERRYMAN. Gent., by a certain Deed of Release, ratifying and confirming all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in the premises by virtue of these presents; As Witness my hand this fifteenth day of May Anno Dom: 1728 Sealed & Delivered in the presence of FRANCIS LACON. RICHD: BERNARD WINIFRED THORNTON JAMES BAXTER Westmoreld. Ss. At a Court held for the Sd County the 25th day of Sep 1728 This Power of Attorney from WINNIFRED THORNTON, Wife of ANTHONY THORNTON, Gent., to GEORGE TURBERVILE, Gent., was presented into Court by the sd. TURBERVILE and proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto, and is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W. Recorded the Third day of Oct 1728 pr. G. T., C. C. W. Notes for Winifred Presley: Diary of John Blair: William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1. (Jul., 1899), pp. 1-17. (1) "On Friday last James McGuire for murder and William Simmons for robbery (suppos'd an accomplice in the murder of Col. Presley) were executed in this city. They both be- haved penitently, and confesed the facts for which they died". - Virginia Gazette, Jan 24, 1751. Colonel Presley thus mentioned was Colonel Peter Presley, of "Northumberland House", who was murdered by his own servants. He was the last of his name in Northumber- land. His daughter and heiress, Winifred, married Anthony Thornton, of Stafford Co and was mother of Hon. Presley Thornton, of the colonial Council, who died Dec 8, 1769 - QUARTERLY IV., pp. 93, 163. William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 8, No.3. (Jan., 1900), pp. 187-191. (PERSONAL NOTICES FROM THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE. Virgnia Gazette, edited by William Rind, January, 1769 to January, 1770.) On Friday died at his house in Northumberland county the Hon. Presley Thornton, Esq., one of his Majesty's council in this Colony &c. Dec. 14.
    Th12-2-7-1 Winfred Thornton.
    Th12-2-7-2 Honorable Presley Thornton b Mar 02, 1720 in Northumberland Co Virginia (Exact date not confirmed) d Dec 08, 1769 in Cod's Creek, Northumberland Co Virginia. (Exact date not confirmed) d Dec 08, 1769 in Cod's Creek, Northumberland Co Virginia
    m1 Elizabeth + 1 ch
    m2 2 Jul 1758 in Northumberland Co Va (UNCONFIRMED) Charlotte Belsom b England, d in England (moved there with the onset of the Revolutionary War).
    Diary of John Blair: William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1. (Jul., 1899), pp. 1-17. (1) "On Friday last James McGuire for murder and William Simmons for robbery (suppos'd an accomplice in the murder of Col. Presley) were executed in this city. They both be-haved penitently, and confesed the facts for which they died". - Virginia Gazette, Jan 24, 1751. Colonel Presley thus mentioned was Colonel Peter Presley, of "Northumberland House", who was murdered by his own servants. He was the last of his name in Northumberland. His daughter and heiress, Winifred, married Anthony Thornton, of Stafford Co and was mother of Hon. PRESLEY THORNTON, of the colonial Council, who died Dec 8, 1769 - QUARTERLY IV., pp. 93, 163.
    "Col. Presley Thornton of Northumberland House married Charlotte Belson, ward of Col. John Tayloe of Mount Airy." [Virginia Cousins, p. 216]
    It appears that Presley Thornton was married twice with Charlotte Belson/Belsom being his second wife and an Elizabeth being his first.
    William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 8, No.3. (Jan., 1900), pp. 187-191. (PERSONAL NOTICES FROM THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE. Virgnia Gazette, edited by William Rind, January, 1769 to January, 1770.) On Friday died at his house in Northumberland county the Hon. Presley Thornton, Esq., one of his Majesty's council in this Colony &c. Dec. 14.
    Culpeper Co Virginia Deed Book D (1762-1765) Presley Thornton of Northumberland Co VA to Thomas Jordan of Culpeper Co VA, 19 Apr 1765, Deed Book D, Pages 704-706. Presley Thornton of Northumberland Co VA to Wm. Davis of Culpeper Co VA, 19 Apr 1765, Deed Book D, Pages 706-709. Presley Thornton of Northumberland Co VA to Moredock Mackenny of Culpeper Co VA, 19 Apr 1765, Deed Book D, Pages 710-712. Presley Thornton of Northumberland Co VA to Jacob Hindrick of Culpeper Co VA, 18 Apr 1765, Deed Book D, Pages 712-715.
    Presley Thornton inherited almost all the large estate of the Presley family, under the will of his grandfather, Col. Peter Presley of Northumberland. At an early age he was elected to the House of Burgesses and served continuously in that body from about 1748-1760. He was then appointed a member of Council 1760-1769. He appears to have been a man of influence and high standing in the colony. Washington, writing in 1777, when appointing one of his sons to office speaks of "the great worth of his father", and again in 1799, says he was "one of the most respectable gentlemen, now deceased, of this State". From Ford's Writings of Washington.
    The Virginia Gazette on Dec 14, 1769: "On Friday last died at his house in Northumberland Co the Hon........ Presley Thornton, Esq., one of his Majesty's council in this colony. The virtues of this gentleman are so generally known that it may be unnecessary to enlarge on them in this place. In justice to his memory, we must say his mind was as exalted as his station; that in his youth he imbibed the sentiments of benevolence, honour, and integrity, and to his death invariably practiced them. The happiness of the good and estimation of mankind, he amply and deservedly enjoyed. It is much to be wished that his survivors would follow his fair example. He was a gentleman possessed of every amiable qualification, which will endear and keep his memory alive with his family and the public who were all his friends, to many a one of whom he was a most liberal comforter."
    The will of Col. Presley Thornton was dated Mar 9, 1768 and proved in Northumberland 14 May 1770. He directed that all his estate, excepting certain specific legacies, shall be equally divided between his sons, Peter Presley Thornton, and Presley, and if they dies without issue, between his daughters, Elizabeth, Winifred and Charlotte; gives each of these daughters 150li current money; to wife, Charlotte, during her widowhood, the use of his dwelling-house and furniture, the choice of eight slaves, and 150li current money annually. Desires his friend, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Dr. Wm. Flood, to have charge of his daughter, Winifred, and appoints his friends, John Taloe, Esq., Dr. Nicholas Flood, his brother Francis Thornton, and friend Capt. Richard Hull, executors, and wife, executrix. Two sons were born after this will was made.
    More About Honorable Presley Thornton: Probate: May 14, 1770, Northumberland Co Virginia Property: 1750, Inherited almost all the large Presley estates under will of his grandfather, Col. Peter Presley

    Charlotte Thornton left Virginia shortly before the Revolutionary War and returned to England where she remained until her death. Two of her sons returned to Virginia after the war.

    Th12-2-7-2-1 Winifred Thornton
    m John Catesby Cocke.
    Th12-2-7-2-2 Charlotte Thornton
    m Philip Fitzhugh Mar 09, 1788 in Northumberland Co VA Notes for Charlotte Thornton: Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Page 133 Fitzhugh, Philip & Thornton, Charlotte; 1. 9 Mar 1788; b. 8 Mar 1788; Jn. Taylor Thornton (sec.); bride was the sis. of Presley Thornton; mar. by Thos. Davis, Clerk Rector of SSP; (MLR NC; MLB NC)
    Th12-2-7-2-3 Elizabeth Thornton
    Th12-2-7-2-4 Capt Presley Thornton b c 1750 d 1807
    m Susan
    -1 Charlotte thornton b 1784 d 1863 m John Tayloe Lomax b 1781 d 1862 son of Thomas LOMAX and Ann Corbin TAYLOE
    Th12-2-7-2-5 Peter Presley Thornton b c 1750
    m Elizabeth Carter. Notes for Peter Presley Thornton: King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 211. THORNTON, PETER PRESLEY and Elizabeth Carter, bond 4 May 1778. [Peter Presley Thornton, Esq. (1750-1780), was the only son of the Honorable Presley Thornton and Elizabeth ?, his first wife; Elizabeth Carter was the daughter of Robert Wormeley Carter, Esq. Of Sabine Hall. Sally Carter, the only child of this couple, died shortly after her father and the landed estate of Peter Presley Thornton reverted to his only whole sister, Winifred Thornton, wife of John Catesby Cocke (q.v.), p. 40-41. Elizabeth (Carter) Thornton, widow, married (2) 16 Mar 1782 her cousin, Landon Carter, Esq. (1751-1811) of Cleve in King George County (q.v.), p. 34. See suite papers, Thornton vs. Cocke, FDC#282.] Virginia Biography, Volume I-II, Enclyclopedia of Virginia Biolgraphy, IV-Bugesses and Other Prominent Persons Eskridge, Samuel, son of Colonel George Eskridge, was a burgess for Northumberland County in the assemblies of 1769-1771 and 1772-1774, but died before the last session and Peter Presley Thornton took his place. He married Jane Steptoe.
    Th12-2-7-3 Francis Thornton b Jul 20, 1725 in St. Paul's Parish, King George Co Virginia d Aug 03, 1784 in King George Co VA
    m Sarah Fitzhugh Apr 02, 1747 in St. Paul's Parish, King George Co VA
    Th12-2-7-3-1 George Francis Thornton, died 1824. m Mary Alexander Oct 09, 1773 in St. Paul's Parish, King George Co Virginia202. Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, The Thornton Family, Pages 39-48 indicates that George Francis Thornton died unmarried in 1824 in Alexandria, Virginia. His Will dated Sep 1, 1823 and proved in King George Jul 1, 1824 gave his whole estate to his friend William Herbert of Shooter's Hill.
    Will: Sep 01, 1823, King George Co Virginia Will Probated: Jul 01, 1824, King George Co VA
    Th12-2-7-3-2 William Mason Thornton d unm at Princeton College.
    Th12-2-7-4 Anthony Thornton b Nov 15, 1727 in "Ormesley", Caroline Co VA This branch of the family is being researched by Bob Thornton (in Atlanta), e-mail bob4090@aol.com
    m1 Sarah Taliaferro + 6 ch
    m2 Suzannah Fitzhugh Jan 05, 1764 in St. Paul's Parish, King George Co VA + 1 ch
    -1 Judith Presley Thornton.
    -2 Presley Thornton.
    -3 Reuben Thornton.
    -4+ Anthony Thornton b Feb 01, 1748 in Caroline Co Virginia d Dec 01, 1828 in Kentucky.
    -5+ George Thornton b Nov 18, 1752 in Ormesby, Caroline Co Virginia d Aug 30, 1853 in Green Co Virginia.
    -6 Charles Thornton b Bef. 1765 in "North Garden" Caroline Co Virginia. m1 Mary Jones m2 Sarah Fitzhugh
    -7 Peter Thornton b 1775 - 1794 in "Ross Hill", Caroline Co Virginia d Sep 1833 in Caroline Co VA
    -8 Dr. Henry Fitzhugh6 Thornton b Jul 14, 1763 in Caroline Co Virginia d 1820 - 1830 in Caroline Co Virginia. He married Ann Rose Fitzhugh Sep 22, 1785; born circa 1765 d Bef. 1820.
    (census 1810 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 46; Image: 49.00. Charles Thornton Males: 6 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 10-15 (born 1800-1795); 1 age 16-25 (born 1785 to 1794); 1 age 45 & over (born before 1765). Females: 1 age 10-15 (born 1800-1795); 2 age 16-25 (born 1785 to 1794); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Slaves: 29
    Around 1812, Charles moved to Oldham Co Kentucky (Per Marriages of Virginia Residents, Vol II, Part IV, Page 62)
    There is also the below Thorntons listed with Charles, John and Thomas Thornton who "may" be related.
    1810 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 46; Image: 49.00. Philip Thornton Males: 1 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 2 age 16-25 (born 1785 to 1794); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Females: 1 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Slaves: 34
    1810 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 47 James B. Thornton Males: 5 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 10-15 (born 1800-1795); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Females: 1 under age 10 (born after 1800); 1 age 10-15 (born 1800-1795); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Slaves: 25
    1820 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: M33_129; Page: 183; Image: 194. James B. Thornton Males: 1 under age 10 (born 1810-1820); 2 age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 2 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804); 1 age 45 & Over (born before 1775). Females: 1 under age 10 (born 1810-1820); 1 age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 1 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804); 1 age 26-45 (born 1775-1794); Slaves: 45 1830 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 197; Page: 214. George F. Thornton Males: 2 under age 5 (born after 1825); 1 age 5-10 (born 1820-1825); 1 age 30-40 (born 1790-1800). Females: 1 under age 5 (born after 1825); 1 age 20-30 (born 1800 to 1810). Slaves: 11

    census 1820 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: M33_129; Page: 183; Image: 194. Henry Thornton Males: 1 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804); 1 age 45 & Over (born before 1775). Females: 1 age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 2 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804). Slaves: 34
    1830 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 197; Page: 214. Henry Thornton Estate Males: 2 age 10-15 (born 1815-1820); 1 age 30-40 (born 1790 to 1800). Females: 0 Slaves: 18
    Occupation: Physician

    Th12-2-7-5 65 v. Judith Presley Thornton b Oct 03, 1731 in King George Co Virginia86 d Oct 11, 1733 in King George Co Virginia87.
    Th12-2-7-6 66 vi. Peter Thornton b Mar 29, 173487.
    Th12-??-2 124 ii. John Thornton b 1770 - 1780 in Caroline Co Virginia d Aft. 1840 in Caroline Co Virginia. Notes for John Thornton: 1810 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 46; Image: 49.00. John Thornton Males: 4 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 10-15 (born 1800-1795); 1 age 16-25 (born 1785 to 1794); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Females: 1 under age 10 (born 1800-1810). Slaves: 23 1820 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: M33_129; Page: 183; Image: 194. John Thornton Males: 1 age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 2 age 16-18 (born 1802-1804); 3 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804); 2 age 45 & over (born before 1775). Females: 2 age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 1 age 45 & Over (born before 1775). Slaves: 61 1830 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 197; Page: 213. John Thornton Males: 1 under age 5 (born after 1825); 3 age 20-30 (born 1800 to 1810); 1 age 50-60 (born 1770-1780). Females: 1 age 20-30 (born 1800 to 1810); 1 age 50-60 (born 1770-1780). Slaves: 71 1840 Caroline District, Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 553; Page: 114. John Thornton Males: 1 age 10-15 (born 1825-1830); 1 age 20-30 (born 1810-1820); 1 age 60-70 (born 1770-1780). Females: 1 age 50-60 (born 1780-1790).
    Th12-??-3 + 125 iii. Thomas Griffin Thornton b Jun 11, 1775 in Caroline Co Virginia d Nov 02, 1830 in Caroline Co Virginia. Generation No. 6 72. Francis6 Thornton (William5, Francis4, William3, William2, Roger1) b Jun 25, 1738 in Brunswick Co Virginia207, d in May have died before 1747 when a second Francis is born.. Children of Francis Thornton are: 128 i. James7 Thornton. 129 ii. Elizabeth Thornton. 130 iii. Ann Thornton. 131 iv. Francis Thornton. 74. John6 Thornton (William5, Francis4, William3, William2, Roger1) b Sep 13, 1744 in Brunswick Co Virginia207, d 1822 in Saline Co Missouri208,209. He married Catherine Yates. Child of John Thornton and Catherine Yates is: + 132 i. Daniel7 Thornton b 1788 d 1855. 77. Sterling Clack6 Thornton (William5, Francis4, William3, William2, Roger1) b Aug 12, 1753 in Brunswick Co Virginia210,211, d 1790 in Petsworth Parish, Gloucester Co Virginia. He married Mary Jones Feb 12, 1777 in Amelia Co Virginia212,213,214,215, daughter of Peter Jones and Dorothy. She died Nov 22, 1777216. Notes for Sterling Clack Thornton: Will of Sterling Thornton In the name of God, Amen. I, Sterling Thornton, of the Parish of Petsworth and county of Gloucester, being in my perfect senses, do make and constitute this my last will and testament in manner following: Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my son John Thornton my whole estate, both real and personal, to him and his heirs forever, but in case my son John should die under the age of twenty-one years, and without a child or children, living at his death, then my will and desire is that my whole estate so as aforementioned be divided equally between Watt Cole, half brother to my son John, and the children of my brother John Seawell, and my brother Francis Thornton, whom they have now, that is to say, one-eighth thereof to Watt Cole, three-eights between the children of my brother John Seawell, by name, John, Sterling and Francis, and other four-eights between the four children of my brother Francis Thornton, by name James, Elizabeth, Ann and Francis, to them and their heirs forever as tenants in common. They, the said Watt Cote, and the children of my brother John Seawell and Francis Thornton, paying, and their estates above given to be chargeable with the sum of one hundred pounds to my relation Meaux Thornton, and twenty-five pounds to each of the children of Capt. William Vaughn and Capt. John Camp, whom they have had by the daughters of Mr. John Seawell, Senr., but if either of the children of my brothers John Seawell and Francis Thornton should die under the age of twenty-one years, and without a child or children, living at his or her death, then I desire and will the part or proportion of the deceased may be equally divided amongst, the survivors and their heirs. Item. I desire that my executor hereafter named do build a comfortable house, twenty by sixteen feet, for my negro woman Cate and her children to live in, and that it be placed in the peach orchard back of the little house in the garden, and that the said Cate be annually furnished out of my estate, with two hundred weight of good pork, salt and meal, as well as clothes, and it is my will that the said Cate may never be compelled to work unless she chooses and that she may be found fire wood. Item. I desire that the old woman Leah shall have to her own use and disposal, one-half the money she may earn as a midwife. I do constitute my brother John Seawell guardian to my son John Thornton. Item. I desire that my estate be kept together, and land and negroes and team be worked as usual until my son arrives at the age of twenty-one years. I direct that my executor do sell my studd horse Brilliant and my old gray horse, and my large bay mare called Phoenix. Item. I do direct and order that my executor hereafter named may, if he shall see it advantageous, sell as many negroes or personal estate as he shall think proper to purchase lands for my son John and his heirs, which, if he doth, I desire shall be in all respects under the like limitations and restrictions as the estate above devised. Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my brother John Seawell my whole and sole executor, hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made. I do constitute this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 28th day of March, 1790. Signed: Sterling Thornton (Seal) Test, Ben. Dabney, Alice Brodie, Jane Seawell Recorded Apr 6, 1790 Notes for Mary Jones: Virginia Vital Records, Personal Notices from the Virginia Gazette, Page 245 Died, Mrs. Mary Thornton, spouse of Sterling Thornton, Esq., of Gloucester County Nov. 22 (1777) Child of Sterling Thornton and Mary Jones is: 133 i. John7 Thornton b circa 1777. 84. Francis6 Conway, Jr. (Francis5, Elizabeth4 Thornton, Francis3, William2, Roger1) He married Sarah Lucy Taliaferro. Child of Francis Conway and Sarah Taliaferro is: + 134 i. Sarah7 Conway. 87. Lucy6 Meriwether (Elizabeth5 Thornton, Francis4, Francis3, William2, Roger1)220,221 b Feb 04, 1751222,222,223, d 1837224,225. She married Colonel William Lewis226,227,228 Aug 31, 1760 in Albermarle Co Virginia229,230, son of Robert Lewis and Jane Meriwether. He b 1738 in Belvior Plantation, Albermarle Co Virginia231,231,232, d Nov 1779. Notes for Colonel William Lewis: Much of this information came from http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=cgm&id=I03054 More About Colonel William Lewis: Cause of Death: Pneumonia Medical Information: Died of pneumonia, after attempting to cross the Rivanna River at Secretary's Ford. Children of Lucy Meriwether and William Lewis are: 137 i. Jane Meriwether7 Lewis b Mar 31, 1770233 d Mar 15, 1845233. She married Edmund Anderson 1785 in Albermarle Co Virginia233. 138 ii. Meriwether Lewis234 b Aug 18, 1774 in Charlottsville, Albermarle Co Virginia d Oct 11, 1809 in Hohenwald, Lewis Co Tennessee. Notes for Meriwether Lewis: Meriwether Lewis b Albemarle Co Virginia, on Aug 18, 1774, the second child and first son of William and Lucy Meriwether Lewis. His father, who had served as a lieutenant in the Continental Army, died in Nov 1779 after his horse fell into an icy stream while he was homeward bound. His widowed mother married another Army officer, Captain John Marks, six months later. The two raised Meriwether and his two siblings while managing a 1,000-acre plantation about 10 miles from Monticello (Jefferson's home). The young Lewis was said to have an eye for plants, which was encouraged by his mother Lucy, a noted herb doctor. Lewis joined the U.S. Army in 1794, serving six years in the Frontier Army and rising to the rank of captain in 1800, then serving as paymaster of the First Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army. In early 1801, Lewis was appointed by President Jefferson to be his personal secretary. Lewis was a childhood protege of Jefferson's, and they renewed their bond years later while Lewis was on army duty in Charlottesville, Virginia. There is no doubt that part of Jefferson's reason for appointing Lewis to this position was political; like Jefferson, Lewis was a firm Republican. Later, Jefferson would write that "[Lewis] was brave, prudent, habituated to the woods & familiar with Indian manners and character." At Jefferson's direction, Lewis planned an exploration of a route west to the Pacific coast of North America, whose stated "aim would be to make friends and allies of the far Western Indians while at the same time diverting valuable pelts from the rugged northern routes used by another nation [Britain]. . . and bringing the harvest down the Missouri to the Mississippi and thence eastward by a variety of routes." During the journey, the expedition would also gain much-valued knowledge of continental geography and wildlife. In early 1803, Congress approved the expedition, which would be the first in series of military explorations launched by the U.S. government. Lewis possessed many intellectual and physical qualities, which were refined during additional training prior to the start of the expedition. Physically, he was in superb condition, over six feet tall with a lean frame. Given his army conditioning, he was fiercely loyal, disciplined, and flexible, yet was also prone to being moody, speculative, and melancholic. His keen sense of observation and knack for writing detailed naturalistic and ethnographic accounts would prove to be invaluable for a man who would lead this strategically important expedition. Lewis had an especially sharp eye for the details of flora and fauna, which is reflected in his journals. Immediately after Congress' approval, Lewis began preparing himself and defining requirements in terms of supplies and men who would be recruited to accompany him. Lewis learned the theories and practices of navigation first from Jefferson, then later from trained astronomers and cartographers in Philadelphia. He took in all the data known about the Western frontier at the time, including distances, topography, and potential enemies, much of which his expedition would end up revising. After the Louisiana Purchase was completed on Apr 30, 1803, it became more clear that the expedition was not simply charged with scientific inquiry, geographic mapping, and clearing the way for commerce. The mission was to be more diplomatic, in that it would require the explorers to communicate the transfer of sovereignty to every Indian tribe and foreign interest occupying the lands within the Missouri watershed. This increase in importance warranted a need for a second-in-command to be named to assist Lewis on the journey. Both Jefferson and Lewis thought of William Clark, under whom Lewis had served briefly during his army career. On Jun 19, Lewis penned a letter to Clark expressing his desire that Clark share the command of the expedition with him, and seeking Clark's help in populating the expedition with able-bodied and qualified men. Lewis and the President offered him a permanent commission as captain (jumping him up a full rank), with equal rank to Lewis should he accept the command. This offer was made to eliminate any tension that would result from the fact that Clark had been Lewis' commanding officer in the rifle company at Fort Greenville. Lewis asked that Clark respond to him in Pittsburgh, where he would be readying boats and supplies for the journey. On Jul 29, Lewis received Clark's response: "My friend I assure you no man lives with whome I would perfur to undertake Such a Trip &c as your self." In mid-October, the two met in Clarksville, Indiana Territory, near the Falls of the Ohio, to make final preparations for the journey and assemble what would later be named the Corps of Discovery. During this time, Lewis transferred some of his recently acquired knowledge about surveying to Clark, who immediately began conducting measurements of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The two easily determined how their labors would initially be divided. Given Lewis' more extensive social and political training under the President Jefferson, he would be in charge of finding men who could provide knowledge of the Upper Missouri, its Native Americans, and secure safe and expeditious routes for American commerce. Lewis would also serve as the party's naturalist, collecting plant, animal, and mineral specimens to be taken back to Monticello and the East for examination and study. Their assignments were not fixed, though, and they would both be required to exchange places often during the journey to come. As part of his diplomatic position, Lewis was often the leader in conducting speeches and granted "certificates" to the various Native American tribes. Even before leaving St. Louis, dozens of Native American representatives were visiting the town, hoping to discover more about the plans the white man had for the future. Stoddard, the military governor of Missouri, assisted Lewis in telling the natives, "You will be protected and sustained by your new father, the head chief of the United States" (meaning Jefferson). The speeches communicated that other European nations were no longer their "Great Father," but that the leader of the 17 nations (the seventeen states) of America was now in that role. They were advised to live in peace and cooperate with the traders who would be traveling in their midst. If they did so, the natives would have access to goods brought into the interior by the White Man. In order to prove the value of their cooperation, Lewis invited the natives to come to the lodge of their Great Father in Washington to see for themselves the great cities and the sources of the gifts that they bore. By giving these speeches, Lewis was an effective agent of American imperialism, even as the Corps passed out of the recently-acquired Louisiana Territory into the Western lands of the Columbia River Basin. Lewis' strength, stamina, and overall health was put to the test on a number of occasions during the journey of the Corps of Discovery. Just after beginning the trek up the Missouri, Lewis and Clark stopped at a place called Tavern Cave, where sandstone cliffs three hundred feet high rose along the southern side of the river. While he and Clark were climbing to the top to engrave their names into a register inside the tremendous cavern, Lewis slipped and fell about twenty feet. "He saved himself by the assistance of his knife," wrote Clark, presumably driving it into a crevice to break his fall. Later, just after the close of the Oto Council, Lewis accidentally poisoned himself while conducting some experimental tastes of ore found in a bluff. He was able to relieve his symptoms by purging himself with "salts," which he used throughout the journey for the occasional intestinal flare-ups that resulted from extreme changes in diet and other factors. In Aug 1806, during an elk hunting trip, Pierre Cruzatte accidentally shot Lewis in the "thye," an incident that caused Lewis to believe that Blackfeet were in their midst. Later, after the Corps found no evidence of the Indians' presence, Cruzatte admitted his fault. Lewis graciously let the matter go, and got on with a very painful healing process. Upon arriving safely in St. Louis in Sep 1806, Lewis drafted the first few letters which served as a preliminary report to President Jefferson. These letters were delivered by the dependable George Drouillard to the Cahokia postmaster, John Hay, who them saw them safely into the U.S. Mail. In one of these letters, Lewis wrote, "In obedience to your orders we have penetrated the continent of North America to the Pacific Ocean, and sufficiently explored the interior of the country to affirm with confidence that we have discovered the most practicable rout which does exist across the continent by means of the navigable branches of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers." Months later, Lewis returned home to Ivy Creek in Albemarle Co Virginia, where he spent Christmas with his mother. Shortly thereafter, he went to Washington to receive his rewards for successfully completing the expedition: double pay while on service with the Corps (amounting to $1,228), a warrant for 1,600 acres of land, and a naming as Governor of the Territory of Upper Louisiana, which was put into effect in early Mar 1807. Shortly thereafter, Lewis traveled to Philadelphia to seek out editors and publishers for his and Clark's journals. At the same time, other efforts to publish the accounts of Sergeant Gass and Private Frazer discouraged Lewis, and he never followed through with providing the publishers with the manuscript. The following summer, a couple of attempts at marrying were unsuccessful, and his alcohol consumption became more prevalent. His relationship with Jefferson became problematic, due to his drinking and his delay in returning to St. Louis to take up his duties as governor. It was Mar 1808 before Lewis made it to St. Louis, one full year after his appointment. By that time, the city was awash with opportunists, land speculators, eager traders, and Native Americans, who were becoming increasingly restless in anticipation of the changes that were to come. In Sep 1809, after much difficulty in trying to mediate between the Natives and commercial interests, Lewis fled St. Louis for Washington to plead his case before the new administration. He caught a riverboat to Memphis, during which his feelings of melancholy were enhanced by his continued drinking, and he twice attempted to take his own life. Later, while staying in a roadhouse along the Natchez Trace, Lewis took his own life by shooting himself first in the forehead then in the breast. He was buried next to the tavern, and today the site is marked by a monument that was erected in his honor in 1846. http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/inside/idx_corp.html According to the National Park Service (in a brochure, "Natchez Trace Parkway), in 1801, Meriwether Lewis was invited by newly elected President Thomas Jefferson to serve as his personal secretary "to aid in the private concerns of the household" and "to contribute to the mass of information which it is interesting for the administration to acquire." Meriwether Lewis was Commander of the "Lewis and Clark Expedition" which began in the spring of 1804. In 1807, President Jefferson and Congress rewarded Meriwether Lewis by appointing him Governor of the Louisiana Territory. He arrived in St. Louis to begin his new job in 1808 and soon found himself embroiled in political and financial difficulties. In an effort to obtain reimbursements for expenditures, he left St. Louis by boat for Washington, D.C., in September, 1809. Not wanting his expedition journals to fall into British hands while traveling by sea, Lewis disembarked at Ft. Pickering (now Memphis, TN) in order to take the overland route. Lewis had become sick on the boat and crew members reported to Commander Gilbert Russell at Ft. Pickering that Lewis had tried to commit suicide twice on the boat. After a week of recovery at Ft. Pickering, Lewis and his party first went to Chickasaw Station in Mississippi and then northeast on the Natchez Trace. The party lost a horse when they crossed the Tennessee River. Chickasaw Indian Agent James Neelly went to search for the horse while Lewis and the servants continued on to Grinder's Inn (just north of what is now TN Highway 20 in Lewis Co Tennessee). During the night of Oct 10 - 11, 1809, two gunshots were heard. The next morning Lewis was found with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. More About Meriwether Lewis: Cause of Death: Suspected Suicide 139 iii. Reuben Lewis b Feb 14, 1777 in Locust Hill, Albermarle Co Virginia235. He married Mildred Dabney. 140 iv. Lucinda Lewis b circa 1778235. 88. Mary6 Meriwether (Elizabeth5 Thornton, Francis4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) She married Peachy Ridgway Gilmer. Child of Mary Meriwether and Peachy Gilmer is: 141 i. Frances Walker7 Gilmer. She married Richard Henry Taliaferro. 102. Francis6 Thornton IV (Francis5, Francis4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b 1736 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia, d Apr 08, 1795236. He married Anne Thompson circa 1759236,237,238, daughter of John Thompson and Butler Spotswood. Notes for Francis Thornton IV: 5 Jun 1769 Francis Thornton of Spotsylvania Co Virginia to Gerard Banks of King George Co Virginia. Culpeper Co Virginia, Deed Book E, Page 702. Child of Francis Thornton and Anne Thompson is: + 142 i. Francis7 Thornton V b Jun 11, 1767 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia d Jul 15, 1836 in White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. 107. Elizabeth6 Fitzhugh (Alice5 Thornton, Rowland4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b Oct 10, 1754, d Feb 25, 1825. She married (1) Senator James Taylor, son of James Taylor and Alice Thornton. He b Caroline Co Virginia. She married (2) Francis Conway Mar 20, 1770 in King George Co Virginia, son of Francis Conway and Sarah Taliaferro. He b Mar 07, 1749 in King George Co Virginia, d Feb 13, 1794 in King George Co Virginia. Children of Elizabeth Fitzhugh and Francis Conway are: 143 i. Francis Fitzhugh7 Conway b Dec 10, 1772 d Dec 27, 1803. Notes for Francis Fitzhugh Conway: Per Colonial Families, Volume V, Conway Family, Page 138, Francis Fitzhugh, b. 10th December, 1772 was killed 27th December, 1803, at Fredericksburg in a duel with William Thornton who also fell mortally wounded. Both were in love with the innocent cause of the duel, Lucie H. Macon, the niece of President Madison. More About Francis Fitzhugh Conway: Cause of Death: Killed in a duell with William Thornton.239 144 ii. Alice Conway b Aug 11, 1775. 145 iii. John Fitzhugh Conway b Aug 28, 1777. 146 iv. Catlett Conway b Feb 07, 1780. 147 v. Sarah Taliaferro Conway b Oct 01, 1781. She married Philip Thornton May 28, 1800 in Caroline Co Virginia239,240. 148 vi. Elizabeth Conway b Jul 11, 1783. She married Lawrence Catlett 1802241. 149 vii. Edwin Conway b Mar 11, 1785. 150 viii. John Conway b Mar 21, 1787 d Mar 22, 1865 in Mt. Scion, Caroline Co Virginia. He married Harriett Elizabeth Thornton d Nov 17, 1879. 151 ix. George Conway b Sep 27, 1789. 152 x. Thomas Conway b Nov 29, 1791. 108. Zachariah6 Thornton (Presley5, Rowland4, Francis3, William2, Roger1)242 b 1763243, d 1830243. He married Mary Oakes 1795243. She b 1776243, d 1864243. Child of Zachariah Thornton and Mary Oakes is: 153 i. George W.7 Thornton b 1822243 d 1893243. He married Mary E. Moore 1856243; born 1836243 d 1905243. 112. Captain Presley6 Thornton (Presley5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b 244, d 1807. He married Susan245. Children of Presley Thornton and Susan are: 154 i. Charlotte7 Thornton245. She married John Tayloe Lomax Jul 25, 1805. 155 ii. Elizabeth Thornton245. 156 iii. Winifred Thornton245. 119. Anthony6 Thornton (Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b Feb 01, 1748 in Caroline Co Virginia246,247, d Dec 01, 1828 in Kentucky248,249. He married Mary Rootes May 08, 1772 in Caroline Co Virginia250,251, daughter of Philip Rootes and Mildred Reade. She died Dec 21, 1828 in Kentucky252,253. Children of Anthony Thornton and Mary Rootes are: 157 i. Rootes B.7 Thornton b 1810 - 1820 in Caroline Co Virginia. He married Ellen M. Buckner Jan 10, 1838 in Caroline Co Virginia254. Notes for Rootes B. Thornton: 1840 Caroline District, Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 553; Page: 111. Rootes B. Thornton Males: 1 age 20-30 (born 1810-1820). Females: 2 age 5-10 (born 1830-1835); 3 age 10-15 (born 1825-1830); 1 age 20-30 (born 1810-1820). + 158 ii. Mildred Rootes Thornton. 159 iii. Katherine Taliaferro Thornton255. Notes for Katherine Taliaferro Thornton: Died young. 160 iv. Anthony Thornton255. 161 v. Phillip Thornton255. 162 vi. Charles Taliaferro Thornton255. 163 vii. Mary Reade Thornton255. 164 viii. Lucy Thornton255. 165 ix. Elizabeth Edmondson Thornton255. Notes for Elizabeth Edmondson Thornton: Died young. 166 x. Judith Presley Thornton255 b Jun 28, 1788. She married William Thornton; born Jan 17, 1789255 d May 07, 1871255. Notes for William Thornton: Moved to Sangamon Co Illinois in 1834. 167 xi. J. Rootes Thornton255. 168 xii. Lewis Thornton255. 169 xiii. Walker Thornton255. 120. George6 Thornton (Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1)256 b Nov 18, 1752 in Ormesby, Caroline Co Virginia257,258,259,260, d Aug 30, 1853 in Green Co Virginia261,262,263. He married Margaret Stanley Jun 09, 1774 in Caroline Co Virginia264,265. She b Jun 20, 1758 in Caroline Co Virginia266, d Jan 29, 1823 in Green Co Virginia267. Notes for George Thornton: page 290 Mrs. Lelia Thornton Gentry. DAR ID Number: 111902 Born in Orange Co Va. Wife of James Clay Gentry. Descendant of George Thornton, Robert Mansfield, Capt. NathanielMills, Anthony Thornton and Corp. Micajah Clarke, as follows: 1. Jackson La Fayette Thornton (1824-94) m. 2nd 1861 Mary LindsayMansfield (b. 1840). 2. Anthony Thornton (1790-1855) m. 1816 Nancy Turyman (1793-1867); Joseph Allen Mansfield (1798-1892) m. 2nd Susan Ann Lindsay. 3. GEORGE THORNTON m. 1774 Margaret Stanley (1758-1823); RobertMansfield m. Mourning Clarke (1763-1831); Reuben Lindsay (d. 1834) m.1796 Frances Mills (b. 1843). 4. Anthony Thornton m. 1st 1745 Sarah Taliaferro (b. 1728); MicajahClarke, Jr. (1741-74), m. 1st 1760 Mildred Martin (b. 1742). 5. Micajah Clarke m. 1736 Judith Adams (b. 1716). George Thornton (1752-1853) served several enlistments as private,1775-81, under different commands, Virginia troops. In 1845 he appliedfor a pension. His claim was allowed. He b Caroline County d in Greene Co Virginia Also No. 53011. Anthony Thornton (1727-82) was a member of the Committees of Safetyand Correspondence. He b Stafford County d in Fairfield,Caroline Co Va. -DAR Magazine, Sept. 1950, p. 769, DAR, Washington, D.C. (Anthony Thornton Bible of Greene Co VA) More About George Thornton: Military service: Revolutionary War268 Children of George Thornton and Margaret Stanley are: 170 i. Catherine Taliaferro7 Thornton b Jul 18, 1775269. 171 ii. Ann Thornton b Dec 25, 1776270. 172 iii. Mary Presley Thornton b Mar 05, 1779. 173 iv. Peter Thornton b Mar 05, 1779270. Notes for Peter Thornton: 1810 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 48; Image: 51.00. Peter Thornton Males: 2 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Females: 2 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 16-25 (born 1785 to 1794); 1 age 45 and over (born before 1765). Slaves: 23 174 v. Charles Thornton b Sep 20, 1781 in Caroline Co Virginia271. Notes for Charles Thornton: 1810 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 46; Image: 49.00. Charles Thornton Males: 6 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 10-15 (born 1800-1795); 1 age 16-25 (born 1785 to 1794); 1 age 45 & over (born before 1765 -- his father perhaps?). Females: 1 age 10-15 (born 1800-1795); 2 age 16-25 (born 1785 to 1794); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Slaves: 29 175 vi. George Thornton, Jr. b Dec 12, 1783271. 176 vii. Lucy Buckner Thornton b Mar 03, 1786272. 177 viii. Thomas Stanley Thornton b Feb 14, 1788272. + 178 ix. Anthony Thornton b Oct 14, 1790 d 1855. 179 x. John Thornton b Oct 31, 1792272. 180 xi. Nancy Twyman Thornton b May 31, 1793273. 181 xii. William Thornton b Aug 30, 1795274. 122. Peter6 Thornton (Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b 1775 - 1794 in "Ross Hill", Caroline Co Virginia, d Sep 1833 in Caroline Co Virginia. He married Mary Todd Taylor275. She b Caroline Co Virginia. Notes for Peter Thornton: 1820 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: M33_129; Page: 183; Image: 194. Peter Thornton Males: 2 under age 10 (born 1810-1820); age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 1 age 26-45 (born 1775-1794). Females: 1 under age 10 (born 1810-1820); 3 age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 1 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804); 2 age 26-45 (born 1775-1794); 1 age 45 & Over (born before 1775). Slaves: 34 Children of Peter Thornton and Mary Taylor are: 182 i. Lucy Ann7 Thornton b in "Hunters Hill" Caroline Co Virginia. She married Robert Williams. + 183 ii. James Bankhead Taylor Thornton b in "Hunters Hill", Caroline Co Virginia d in "Savanah", Prince William Co Virginia. 184 iii. Edmund Taylor Thornton b in "Hunters Hill" Caroline Co Virginia. He married (1) Mary Conway. He married (2) Charlotte Conway Dec 10, 1832 in Caroline Co Virginia276. 185 iv. Hubbard Thornton. Notes for Hubbard Thornton: Died unmarried. 186 v. Reuben Taylor Thornton b in Caroline Co Virginia d in Newport, Kentucky. Notes for Reuben Taylor Thornton: Died unmarried in Newport, Kentucky. + 187 vi. John Minor Thornton, died in Newport, Kentucky. 188 vii. Mildred Thornton. 189 viii. Eliza Thornton. 190 ix. Bettie Thornton. 191 x. Julia Thornton. 192 xi. Alice Thornton. 125. Thomas Griffin6 Thornton (Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b Jun 11, 1775 in Caroline Co Virginia277, d Nov 02, 1830 in Caroline Co Virginia278. He married Ann Harrison Fitzhugh Oct 27, 1795 in Fauquier Co Virginia279,280, daughter of William Fitzhugh and Sarah Digges. She b 1775 - 1784 in Fauquier Co Virginia281. Notes for Thomas Griffin Thornton: 1810 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 46; Image: 49.00. Thomas G. Thornton Males: 1 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Females: 3 under age 10 (born 1800-1810); 1 age 10-15 (born 1800-1795); 1 age 16-25 (born 1785 to 1794); 1 age 26-44 (born 1766-1784). Slaves: 20 1820 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: M33_129; Page: 183; Image: 194. Thomas G. Thornton Males: 3 under age 10 (born 1810-1820); 3 age 16-26 (born 1794-1804); 1 age 45 & Over (born before 1775). Females: 2 under age 10 (born 1810-1820); 1 age 10-16 (born 1804-1810); 2 age 26-45 (born 1775-1794). Slaves: 24 Child of Thomas Thornton and Ann Fitzhugh is: + 193 i. Thomas G.7 Thornton b 1790 - 1800 in Caroline Co Virginia d in Newport, Kentucky. Generation No. 7 132. Daniel7 Thornton (John6, William5, Francis4, William3, William2, Roger1)282 b 1788283, d 1855283. He married Mary "Neff" Nave. She b 1791283, d 1874 in Saline Co Missouri283. Child of Daniel Thornton and Mary Nave is: 194 i. Isaac8 Thornton284. 134. Sarah7 Conway (Francis6, Francis5, Elizabeth4 Thornton, Francis3, William2, Roger1) She married Dr. Charles Taylor. Child of Sarah Conway and Charles Taylor is: + 195 i. Matilda Rachel8 Taylor. 142. Francis7 Thornton V (Francis6, Francis5, Francis4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b Jun 11, 1767 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia285, d Jul 15, 1836 in White Sulphur Springs, Virginia285. He married Sally Innes Jun 01, 1792 in Henrico Co Virginia286,287. She b 1776, d May 02, 1807 in Frankfort, Kentucky. More About Francis Thornton V: Burial: Thornton-Forbes-Washington Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia288 Notes for Sally Innes: Clark, Peyton Neale, Old King William Homes and Families, Pages 105-106, (John P. Morton and Company, 1897, Louisville, Kentucky). Francis Thornton. Son of Francis Thornton. Married Sallie, daughter of Judge Harry Innis, of Kentucky. "She was a woman of great beauty and strength of mind." Issue: Elizabeth Anne b Dec 22, 1793, married James Fitzgerald; and Francis. Children of Francis Thornton and Sally Innes are: 196 i. Judge Harry Innes8 Thornton b Apr 03, 1787 in Henrico Co Virginia289. 197 ii. Elizabeth Anne Thornton b Dec 27, 1793 in Henrico Co Virginia290. She married James Fitzgerald. + 198 iii. Francis Thornton b Sep 12, 1795 in Henrico Co Virginia. 158. Mildred Rootes7 Thornton (Anthony6, Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1)291. She married James Bankhead Thornton, Sr., son of Peter Thornton. He b 1770 in Mount Zephyr, Caroline Co Virginia292, d Mar 29, 1843 in Caroline Co Virginia292. Children of Mildred Thornton and James Thornton are: 199 i. Anthony8 Thornton292. 200 ii. Ellen Thornton292. 201 iii. Peter Thornton292. 202 iv. James Bankhead Thornton, Jr.292. 203 v. Rootes Thornton292. 204 vi. Charles Thornton292. 205 vii. Mary Rootes Thornton292. 206 viii. Mildred Thornton292. 178. Anthony7 Thornton (George6, Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b Oct 14, 1790293, d 1855293. He married Nancy Twyman. Child of Anthony Thornton and Nancy Twyman is: 207 i. Jackson LaFayette8 Thornton b 1823 d 1894. 183. James Bankhead Taylor7 Thornton (Peter6, Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b "Hunters Hill", Caroline Co Virginia, d in "Savanah", Prince William Co Virginia. He married Louisiana Elizabeth (Locien) Ratcliffe. She b Fairfax Co Virginia. Children of James Thornton and Louisiana Ratcliffe are: + 208 i. William Willis8 Thornton, died Oct 1886. 209 ii. Mary Mildred Thornton. 187. John Minor7 Thornton (Peter6, Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) died in Newport, Kentucky. He married Mary McKenny. Child of John Thornton and Mary McKenny is: + 210 i. Sarah Todd8 Thornton. 193. Thomas G.7 Thornton (Thomas Griffin6, Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b 1790 - 1800 in Caroline Co Virginia, d in Newport, Kentucky. He married Sarah Todd Thornton, daughter of John Thornton and Mary McKenny. Notes for Thomas G. Thornton: 1830 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 197; Page: 213. Thomas G. Thornton Males: 1 age 5-10 (born 1820-1825); 3 age 15-20 (born 1810-1815); 2 age 20-30 (born 1800 to 1810); 1 age 30-40 (born 1790 to 1800). Females: 1 age 5-10 (born 1820-1825); 2 age 15-20 (born 1810-1815); 1 age 20-30 (born 1800 to 1810); 1 age 40-50 (born 1780-1790). Slaves: 41 This family resided in Newport, Kentucky. Children of Thomas Thornton and Sarah Thornton are: 211 i. Lewis8 Thornton. 212 ii. James Bankhead Taylor Thornton. 213 iii. Edmund Thornton. 214 iv. Reuben Taylor Thornton. 215 v. John Hubbard Thornton. 216 vi. Mary Taylor Thornton. 217 vii. Horatio Harris Thornton. 218 viii. Griffin Thornton. 219 ix. Bettie Moss Thornton. Generation No. 8 195. Matilda Rachel8 Taylor (Sarah7 Conway, Francis6, Francis5, Elizabeth4 Thornton, Francis3, William2, Roger1) She married Major William Catlett Moore. Child of Matilda Taylor and William Moore is: 220 i. Sarah Martha Taylor9 Moore. She married John Gibson Terrill. 198. Francis8 Thornton (Francis7, Francis6, Francis5, Francis4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) b Sep 12, 1795 in Henrico Co Virginia294. He married Jane Washington Thornton. Children of Francis Thornton and Jane Thornton are: 221 i. Mary Frances9 Thornton b in Virginia. 222 ii. Elizabeth Fitzgerald Thornton b in Virginia. 208. William Willis8 Thornton (James Bankhead Taylor7, Peter6, Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) died Oct 1886. He married Mary Susan Buckner Dec 21, 1851, daughter of William Buckner and Mildred Hawes. She b Caroline Co Virginia, d Jul 17, 1893. Children of William Thornton and Mary Buckner are: 223 i. Mildred Hawes9 Thornton b Sep 21, 1852. 224 ii. Nannie Ratcliffe Thornton b Aug 26, 1854. 225 iii. James Bankhead Taylor Thornton b Oct 26, 1856. 226 iv. Bickley Buckner Thornton b May 30, 1858. 227 v. Richard Ewell Thornton b Jan 07, 1865. 228 vi. William Willis Thornton b Oct 02, 1865. 229 vii. Mary Susan Thornton b Aug 12, 1872. 210. Sarah Todd8 Thornton (John Minor7, Peter6, Anthony5, Anthony4, Francis3, William2, Roger1) She married Thomas G. Thornton, son of Thomas Thornton and Ann Fitzhugh. He b 1790 - 1800 in Caroline Co Virginia, d in Newport, Kentucky. Notes for Thomas G. Thornton: 1830 Caroline Co Virginia; Roll: 197; Page: 213. Thomas G. Thornton Males: 1 age 5-10 (born 1820-1825); 3 age 15-20 (born 1810-1815); 2 age 20-30 (born 1800 to 1810); 1 age 30-40 (born 1790 to 1800). Females: 1 age 5-10 (born 1820-1825); 2 age 15-20 (born 1810-1815); 1 age 20-30 (born 1800 to 1810); 1 age 40-50 (born 1780-1790). Slaves: 41 This family resided in Newport, Kentucky. Children are listed above under (193) Thomas G. Thornton.
    Th12-3 Rowland Thornton (William2, Roger1)42 b 1654 in Petsworth Parish, "The Hills", Gloucester Co Virginia, d Bef. May 1701 in Richmond Co Virginia43
    m Elizabeth Fleming Bef. Jun 01, 1691 in Richmond Co Virginia44,45, daughter of Alexander Fleming and Joyce Jones. She b circa 166846.
    1634, York Co Virginia was formed (known as Charles River County until 1643). 1651, Lancaster County was formed from York and Northumberland Counties, Virginia. 1651, Gloucester County was formed from York Co Virginia. 1653, Westmoreland County was formed from Northumberland Co Virginia (part of King George County was added in 1777). 1656, (Old) Rappahannock County was formed from Lancaster County. It became extinct in 1692 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond counties. 1664, Stafford County was formed from Westmoreland Co Virginia. 1669, Middlesex County was formed from Lancaster Co Virginia. 1692, Richmond County and Essex County was formed from Old Rappahannock Co Virginia. 1720, King George County was formed from Richmond County (Part of Westmoreland County was added in 1777). 1720, Spotsylvania County was formed from Essex, King and Queen and King William Counties, Virginia. 1833, Rappahannock County was formed from Culpeper Co Virginia. William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 2. (Oct., 1908), pp. 73-85, Deed Book No. 1 September 6, 1692 - Thomas Pace and Jane, his wife, and Rowland Thornton and Elizabeth, his wife, one of the daughters of Alexander Fleming - Alexia, late wife of Thomas Pace, being the other--to Francis Thornton. [Richmond Co VA, Deed Book No. 1, Page 20] [Source: Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), (Compiled and Published) by King, George H.S., Page 211-212.] THORNTON, ROWLAND [GENTLEMAN] (165?-1701) married by 1 Jun 1691 Elizabeth Fleming b circa 1668, only child of Captain Alexander Fleming and his third wife nee Joyce Jones (q.v.), p. 69-70, who married shortly after the death of Captain Fleming, Captain Lawrence Washington (1635-1677). Elizabeth (Fleming) Thornton married (2) 7 Jul 1703, John Jones (q.v.), p. 108. Rowland Thornton (165?-1701) was the son of William Thornton, Gentleman, who settled in York County circa 1641 and lived successively in Gloucester County 1665-76; Rappahannock Co 1679 and Richmond Co 1693. In his old age he moved to Saint Paul's Parish, Stafford Co where his son Major Francis Thornton (1651-1726) (q.v.), p. 210, was living and there in 1708 confirmed and acknowledged a deed dated 16 Jul 1675 to his sons Francis Thornton and Rowland Thornton for 2,000 acres of land on the north side of Muddy Creek which he had purchased 27 Sep 1673 from John and George Mott, the patentees. The document, of record in Richmond County DB#5, p. 49-51, states the land was then in Richmond County; it fell into King George County in 1721 and into Stafford County in 1777. [Source: Virginia Colonial Records, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume I, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704, Page 241] P. 20. Deed. 6 Sept. 1692. Tho: Pace of Rappa. Co Planter and Jane his wife and Rowland Thornton of the same Co planter, and Eliz: his wife one of the Daughters of Alexand'r Flemming dec'd to Fran: Thornton of the same Co Gentleman, for 5 shillings Sterling, 320 acres, now in occupation of the said Thomas "being on the River side on the North Side Rappa River in the county aforesaid and is that part of the Tract or divident of Land Nine hundred and sixty acres of Land given by the said Alex'r Flemming betwixt his wife and Two Children which three hundered and Twenty acres was the divident alotted to the said Tho Pace and Alexia his late wife the other of the Daughters of the said Alexander as by the Platt and devident made by Edwin Conway Surveyor Warwick Camock Fran: Stone Wm Clapham Fran: Sterne and David Sterne will more fully apppeare". Signed Fran Thornton, Tho: Pace, Jeane x Pace, Row: Thornton, Eliz: X Thornton. Wit: Hen: Berry, Ja Roy. Recorded 29 Sept. 1692. [Richmond Co VA, Deed Book No. 1, Page 20] p. 22 Power of Atty. 6 Sept 1692. Eliz: Thornton wife of Rowland Thornton of Richmond Co to Arthur Spicer to ack above and relinq dower rights. Wit: Fran: Thornton, Tho: Pace. p. 22. Bond for foregoing deed. [Source: Virginia Colonial Records, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume I, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704, Page 255] p. 21. Deed. 1 Jun 1691. "Rowland Thornton of Rappa Co in the Colony of Virginia planter and Elizabeth my wife" to Edmond Maglentia, for 3000 lb tobo, 100 acres, in Rappa Co on N. Side of river "being part of a Track of Land formerly belonging to Capt Alexander Fleming dec'd and then bequeathed to his Daughter Elizabeth by will". Adjs line of John Barrow "at the Head of Colemans Gutt so running along the said line till comes to the Main Swamp then binding up the South side of the said Swamp till come to the devident Line betwixt John Washington and Rowland Thorntons, along the said Line till comes to the River side." Signed Rowland Thornton, Eliz: x Thornton. Wit: Nabu Jones, Farmer Wheatley. Rec. 16 Apr 1694. [Source: Virginia Colonial Records, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume I, Richmond County Records, 1692-1704, Page 273] p.9-A. Executors Bond. 6 May 1701. Elizabeth Thornton of Richmond Co Extx of Estate of Rowland Thornton of Rd. Col, late deceased. 60000 lb tobo. [Also issued in names of Tho: Pacie and Geo Payne whose names do not appear in the record as signing the bond.] Signed Elizabeth Thornton her mark. Wit: Wm Underwood, John Tarpley. P.9-A. Bond. 6 May 1701. Elizabeth Thornton to Thos Pacie and George Payne, 12000 lb tobo, to hold them harmless in above. Signed and witnessed as in foregoing entry. More About Rowland Thornton: Deed: Sep 06, 1692, Rowland Thornton to Francis Thornton47 Notes for Elizabeth Fleming: There is a deed, Richmond Co from Rowland Thornton of Rappahonnock Co planter, and wife Elizabeth, to Francis Thornton, of the same Co gentleman. In May 1701, the bond of Elizabeth Thornton, as administrix of Rowland Thornton, of Richmond Co deceased, was recorded. No issue given. Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Page 205. Jones, John & Thornton, Elizabeth (wid.); bef. 7 Jul 1703; bride was a dau. of Capt. Alex. Fleming and the wid. of Rowland Thornton (d. 1701); RC DB 7:118, 120; OB 3:96, 264).
    Th12-3-1 33. Rowland Thornton (Rowland3, William2, Roger1) b circa 1692 in Richmond Co Virginia, d circa 175088. King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 212. "Rowland Thornton (169?-ante 1750), planter, of King George County. 1714 conveyed land in Essex County as the heir of his grandfather Fleming and in 1716 was guardian to John and Elizabeth Jones, probably his half-brother and sister. 1723 and 1725 leased portions of his 1,000 acre Muddy Creek tract inherited from his father.
    m x in Va they had two sons, Rowland Thornton and Colonel William Thornton.
    Th12-3-1 Rowland Thornton b circa 1692 in Richmond Co Va d circa 1750.
    Th12-3-1-1 Rowland Thornton b Aft. 1710 d 1755.
    m Sarah Bruce d 1790 n206. she m2 Thomas Casson (17??-1788)O and had an only child Sarah Casson m. William Alexander (1758-1804). Notes for Rowland Thornton: King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 212. Rowland Thornton (171?-1755) m. Sarah Bruce (17??-1790) and had one son, William Thornton.
    -1 William Thornton b 1728 d 1755 d.s.p., and the 1,000 acre tract on Muddy Creek reverted to his uncle, Col. William Thornton. In 1758 Thomas Casson was guardian to Wm. Thornton.
    Th12-3-1-2 Colonel William Thornton b Aft. 1711 d 1776. 68. Colonel William5 Thornton (Rowland4, Rowland3, William2, Roger1) b Aft. 1711206, d 1776206. He married (2) Sarah Newton, daughter of Major William Newton. She died 1816206. Notes for Colonel William Thornton: King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 212. Colonel William Thornton (171?-1776) m. (1) unknown, mother of John. m. (2) Sarah Newton (17??-1816; she was much his junior and m. (2) Captain Nathaniel Fox. (1748-1819). -1 127 i. John6 Thornton b circa 1740206 d 1780206. Notes for John Thornton: King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 212. John Thornton, Gent. (c. 1740-1780) possessed the 1,000 acre Muddy Creek tract by descent. He moved to Loudoun County in 1779 d there in 1780, testate. He was twice married and left two children by each wife, (q.v.), p. 213.
    Th12-4 6 iv. Esther Thornton15,15,16 b 1655 in Petsworth Parish, "The Hills", Gloucester Co Virginia17 d Aft. 1675 in Virginia18. <7td>
    Endnotes:
    1. Robert M. Thornton, Atlanta, Georgia (bob2626@charter.net), http://genforum.genealogy.com/thornton/messages/7253.html, "I have my ancestor William Thornton who came to VA in Jan 1641 (research not yet published) and lived most of his life in Gloucester County. My research (published last year) has shown he was baptized on 6 Jan 1622 in Chorley Parish, Lancashire, England. His father was Roger Thornton of Rivington, Lancashire. It has been long and widely claimed that he came from Yorkshire but there has never been any proof of that by credible contemporary documents."
    2. Ancestry.com World Tree Downloaded Gedcom - RickCoila.GED, (Rick Coila (areta@aol.com)), "Electronic."
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong, 1864-1913, ed, Crozier's General Armory; A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor, (New York, NY, USA: 1908), Crozier's "General Armory," 1904 edition, page 126, William Thornton died in 1708 at the home of his son, Col. Francis Thornton, in Stafford Co Virginia.
    4. Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Introduction to Family Archive 506, (Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s), Page 252. Thornton, William (1620-?) Va.; m. Avice Russell; Elizabeth Rowland. Landowner.
    5. Date of birth is estimated. If son Luke b around 1641, then Avice most probably was at least 18 years of age at the time of his birth.
    6. Lineages of Hereditary Society Members (1910), Lineage book of the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America , (http://www.archive.org/details/lineagebookofnat14wash), Volume XXIV, Page 161 and Volume XIV, Page 33, gives marriage date of W.H. Thornton and Elizabeth Rowland as Mar 27, 1684.
    7. On-Line Genealogy Web Site (Data Unconfirmed), No source information was given, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/chrisbry/fam00788.htm, UNCONFIRMED.
    8. RootsWeb World Connect databases, Ancestry.com World Tree Downloaded Gedcom - Patrick Childress , (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=patchildress&id=I2373), "Electronic."
    9. Robert M. Thornton, Atlanta, Georgia (bob2626@charter.net), http://genforum.genealogy.com/thornton/messages/7253.html, "I have my ancestor William Thornton who came to VA in Jan 1641 (research not yet published) and lived most of his life in Gloucester County. My research (published last year) has shown he was baptized on 6 Jan 1622 in Chorley Parish, Lancashire, England. His father was Roger Thornton of Rivington, Lancashire. It has been long and widely claimed that he came from Yorkshire but there has never been any proof of that by credible contemporary documents."
    10. The Registers of the Parish Church of Chorley, County of Lancaster, 1548-1653, Transcribed by the Late Edward McKnight, Librarian of Chorley, and Henry Brierley, Cambridge: The University Press, 1910.
    11. Burke's General Armory, 1878 edition, page 1010.
    12. On Nov 4, 1679, William Thornton issued the below deed to his wife, Elizabeth in Rappahannock Co Virginia.
    13. RootsWeb World Connect databases, Ancestry.com World Tree Downloaded Gedcom - Patrick Childress , (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&db=patchildress&id=I2373), "Electronic."
    14. Gloucester Co Virginia, Feb. 16, 1665-6, Book 5, page 573, Wm. Thornton, 164 acres in Gloucester Co Virginia.
    15. Georgia Magazine Dec./Jan.1968, pp 32, 33, 37, by Adelle Bartlett Harper. Lists the fifth child as Esther.
    16. Ancestry.com World Tree Downloaded Gedcom - RickCoila.GED, (Rick Coila (areta@aol.com)), "Electronic," Date of Import: 12 Dec 2002.
    17. On-Line Genealogy Web Site (Data Unconfirmed), No source information was given, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/chrisbry/fam00788.htm.
    18. College of William and Mary, William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, (Williamsburg, Va. Institute of Early American History and Culture), Volume 4, Published 1895, Page 89.
    19. Ancestry.com World Tree Downloaded Gedcom - RickCoila.GED, (Rick Coila (areta@aol.com)), "Electronic," Date of Import: 12 Dec 2002.
    20. Clark, Peyton Neale, Old King William Homes and Families, Pages 105-106, (John P. Morton and Company, 1897, Louisville, Kentucky).
    21. Family Records - Original Copies. Per Family Bible.
    22. Clark, Peyton Neale, Old King William Homes and Families, Pages 105-106, (John P. Morton and Company, 1897, Louisville, Kentucky).
    23. Ancestry.com World Tree Downloaded Gedcom - RickCoila.GED, (Rick Coila (areta@aol.com)), "Electronic," Date of Import: 12 Dec 2002.
    24. On-Line Genealogy Web Site (Data Unconfirmed), No source information was given, http://www.charweb.org/gen/rjones/d0012/g0000088.htm#I110, I have also seen Jane Prestley listed as his wife for this marriage date 11 Apr 1688.

    25. On-Line Genealogy Web Site (Data Unconfirmed), No source information was given, http://www.charweb.org/gen/rjones/d0007/g0000047.htm#I108.
    26. Thornton Bible Record, (received from Jerome Tew ), Taken from old Thornton family Bible, in possession of Col. Lewis Bedford Thornton, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and later Mr. W. W. Thornton, Texarkana, Texas.
    27. Clark, Peyton Neale, Old King William Homes and Families, Pages 105-106, (John P. Morton and Company, 1897, Louisville, Kentucky).
    28. King George Co Virginia, Will of Francis Thornton of King George Co Virginia, Will Book 1-A (1721-1751), pp. 48-51. Will dated May 10, 1726, probated Oct 7, 1726.
    29. The Library of Virginia, Bible Records Collection; 29533, Thornton Family Bible Record, 1651-1758. Bible printed in 1672. This accession is updated in Acc. 29785.
    30. The Library of Virginia, (800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219, (804) 692-3500; http://www.lva.virginia.gov/), Mss6:4T3975:1. Bible Records Collection; 29533, Thornton Family Bible Record, 1651-1758. Bible printed in 1672. This accession is updated in Acc. 29785. http://image.vtls.com/Bible/29533/0003.tiff.
    31. Headley, Robert K., Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.), Page 350-351, Thornton, Francis & Savage, Alice; 13 Apr 1674; groom was a son of Wm. & Eliz. (Rowland) Thornton; bride was a dau. of Capt. Anthony Savage of the Upper Pricincts of SP, RC (d. 1695); Francis Thornton mar. (2) Jane Harvey, c. 1701 & (3) Ann (Riding), c. 1709; he d. in KGC in 1726; (RapC DW MRC:210; Willis: 69-70; Thornton Family Bible (#29533, VSL)).
    32. On-Line Genealogy Web Site (Data Unconfirmed), No source information was given, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/chrisbry/fam00787.htm.
    33. King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 210.
    34. Headley, Robert K., Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.), Page 351.
    35. On-Line Genealogy Web Site (Data Unconfirmed), No source information was given, http://incolor.inetnebr.com/chrisbry/fam00973.htm.
    36. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume V, ("Some Thorntons", 1642-1826, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, Pages 67-75), "Jane, wife of Francis Thornton and widow of John Harvey (d. 1700) of Stafford Co 1706."
    37. Will of Francis Thornton of King George Co Virginia, Will Book 1-A (1721-1751), pp. 48-51. Will dated May 10, 1726, probated Oct 7, 1726
    38. Headley, Robert K., Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.), Page 351.
    39. Richmond Co Virginia.
    40. King George Co Virginia.
    41. The Library of Virginia, Bible Records Collection; 29533, Thornton Family Bible Record, 1651-1758. Bible printed in 1672. This accession is updated in Acc. 29785.
    42. Ancestry.com World Tree Downloaded Gedcom - RickCoila.GED, (Rick Coila (areta@aol.com)), "Electronic," Date of Import: 12 Dec 2002.
    43. Genealogy.com - Family Archive 186, Virginia Genealogies, (Genealogical Publishing Company, originally published in "The William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine" between 1892 and 1942), Volume 2, Page 20, In May 1701, the bond of Elizabeth Thornton, as administrix of Rowland Thornton, of Richmond Co deceased, was recorded. No issue given.
    44. King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 211.
    45. Headley, Robert K., Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.), Page 351, Married before 1 Jun 1691.
    46. King, George H.S. (Compiled and Published), Marriages of Richmond Co Virginia (1668-1853), Page 211.
    47. Richmond Co Virginia, Deed Book No. 1, Page 20.
    48. Clark, Peyton Neale, Old King William Homes and Families, Pages 105-106, (John P. Morton and Company, 1897, Louisville, Kentucky).
    49. Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford, Marriages of Some Virginia Residents, 1607-1800, (Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, 51 Park Ave., Naugtuck, CT 06770; 1967).

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    54. Thornton Bible Record, (received from Jerome Tew ), The Library of Virginia, Bible Records Collection; 29533, Thornton family Bible record, 1651-1758. Bible printed in 1672. This accession is updated in Acc. 29785. Born 03 Jan 1674/75.
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    56. Headley, Robert K., Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.), Page 147, Married Bef. 03 Mar 1698.
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    59. The Library of Virginia, Bible Records Collection; 29533, Thornton Family Bible Record, 1651-1758. Bible printed in 1672. This accession is updated in Acc. 29785.
    60. Headley, Robert K., Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003.), Strother, William & Thornton, Margaret, unk. but prob. c. 1672; groom was a son of Wm. (d. RC 1702) & Dorothy Strother, Sr.; (RC WI 1699-1709:f53v;HSF 5:291).
    61. Crozier, William Armstrong, 1864-1913, ed, Crozier's General Armory; A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor, (New York, NY, USA: 1908), Pages 46-47, Jones. Frederick County. Arms: Argent, a lion rampant vert, vulned in the breast gules. Crest: The sun in spendour or. Arms taken from a book plate of Gabriel Jones of Frederick county b 17 May 1724, died 1806, the son of John Jones of Montgomery Co Wales, and Elizabeth, his wife, who came to Virginia in 1720. His mother b 1689, d 1st Jan., 1745. Gabriel Jones was King's Attorney for Augusta county. He married 16 Oct., 1749, Margaret, daughter of William Strother of King George Co and widow of George Morton, by whom he had issue: (1) Margaret, married Col. John Harvie; (2) Elizabeth, third wife of John Lewis of Fredericksburg; (3) a daughter, married John Hawkins of Kentucky; (4) William Strother Jones, married Francis Thornton, widow of Dr. Horace Buckner of Culpepper.
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    65. College of William and Mary, William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, (Williamsburg, Va. Institute of Early American History and Culture), Page 158, Col. John Taliaferro, Sr. of "Dissington," King George was the son of Lawrence T. and Sarah Thornton. He married Ann Champe, the daughter of Col. John Champe, Sr., of Lamb's Creek, King George, one of the wealthiest and foremost men of the colony.
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    68. Will of Francis Thornton of King George Co Virginia, Will Book 1-A (1721-1751), pp. 48-51. Will dated May 10, 1726, probated Oct 7, 1726.
    69. The Library of Virginia, Bible Records Collection; 29533, Thornton Family Bible Record, 1651-1758. Bible printed in 1672. This accession is updated in Acc. 29785.
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    79. Assuming that Elizabeth Gregory was at least 18 years of age when she married Reuben Thornton in 1743.
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    82. King George Co Virginia, Rowland Thornton, Will dated 21 Sep 1741 Will proved 5 Mar 1741/2.
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    Walker of Virginia

    Wa John Walker
    Wa-1 James WALKER b about 1680 d 12 Jan 1720/21, ?Urbanna VA merchant m 20 May 1707 Middlesex Co VA Clara ROBINSON +1 Christopher Robinson b 1645 Cleasby d 13 Feb 1693, Middlesex Co VA colonial politician came to Virginia ca. 1666 and settled at the "Hewick" estate, n Urbanna, Middlesex Co
    m2 17 Nov 1687 Katherine Armistead b ca 1643 d 23 Sept 1692 wid of Theophilus Hone and of Maj. Robert Beverley; dau of William Armistead & Anne E. Ellis.
    Wa-1-1 Lucy Ann Walker b 17 JAN 1707/8 Middlesex Co Va m about 1730 William Taliaferro son of Francis Taliaferro and Elizabeth Catlett -1 Walker Taliaferro b ABT 1730
    -2 Christopher Robinson Taliaferro b ABT 1730/?42 m x Anderson b about 1750
    -3 Lucy Taliaferro b ABT 1730
    -2-1 John Broughton "Jack" Taliaferro, b 23 Mar 1764 m Mary Brooke b about 1766 dau of Richard Brooke b 8 Jul 1736 and Anne Aylet -2-1-1 Nancy Brooke Taliaferro b 1788
    Wa-1-2 John WALKER b 16 SEP 1709 Middlesex Co Va m Catherine YATES dau of Rev Bartholomew Yates and Sarah Stanard -1 Sarah Walker -1-
    Wa-1-3 Katherine WALKER b 3 NOV 1711 Middlesex Co Va
    Wa-2 Richard Walker