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Col Francis Thornton, III
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1714
Essex County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1749
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA

Francis Thornton is the Granduncle of Meriwether Lewis the Lewis & Clark Explorers etc.
Born at Snow Creek Plantation, Essex, Virginia and died at Fall Hill Plantation, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia.

Inscription on his gravestone is:
"Here lies the Body of
Who departed this life the
Seventh of April Anno Dom
One Thousand Seven Hundred
And Forty Nine in the Thirty
Eighth Year of his age"

Francis Thornton, III, Acquired Land Grants for 2631 acres in the southern part of the FT Valley. He gave the "Montpelier" tract to his son, William (six years old at his father's death), in his 1748 Will. He died in 1749, a wealthy man at the age of 38. His will required that his Estate "…be kept together and undivided…" until his sons came of age and received their shares

On 3 Sep 1736 in Spotsylvania County, VA, Francis, III, married Mary Frances Gregory 
Family links: 
  Francis Thornton (1682 - 1739)
  Mary Taliaferro Thornton (1685 - 1741)
  Elizabeth Thornton Lewis*
  Alice Thornton Taylor (1708 - 1739)*
  Francis Thornton (1714 - 1748)*
  Francis Thornton (1714 - 1749)
*Calculated relationship
Thornton,Forbes & Washington
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Created by: PL
Record added: Sep 14, 2004
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Col Francis Thornton, III
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May GOD Bless you Col. Francais Thornton, III as you have blessed us kin all so very well!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014

- Patricia Anne Lowe
 Added: Sep. 28, 2012
Col Francis Thornton III (1714 - 1749)relationship: father-in-law of brother-in-law of 1st great grand aunt of husband of sister-in-law of 2nd cousin 4x removed
- Charlotte Ann Price
 Added: Jun. 1, 2012
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