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Anthony Thornton
Birth: Nov. 9, 1814
Paris
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1904
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Illinois, USA

US Congressman. He attended Centre College in Kentucky, graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1834, and became a lawyer in Shelbyville 1836. He was a Major in the militia. As a supporter of the Mexican War he participated in public debates with one of its most prominent opponents, Congressman Abraham Lincoln. Thornton was a member of the Illinois House in 1850. He was elected to Congress as a pro-Civil War Democrat in 1864 and served one term. He returned to Illinois to practice law in Shelbyville and Decatur, and was an Illinois Supreme Court Justice from 1870 to 1873. He was also Chairman of the State Board of Arbitration and President of the Illinois Bar Association. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Kate H. Smith Thornton (1837 - 1924)*
 
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Burial:
Glenwood Cemetery
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Aug 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15457244
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rest in peace my 14th cousin twice removed
- darlene potts
 Added: Oct. 16, 2013
Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: May. 16, 2013

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Dec. 16, 2012
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