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Harold Thornton (#47010007)
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Bio Photo I am researching the Thornton family and the descendants of Birdsong/Burdsong Thornton. His Children are Spencer S, Henry Jackson, Seaborn Jefferson, Abedango, Lucius Columbus, George W, Bluford B, John T, Francis M, Rufus, Martha, Mary, Lellie C, and Parthena J Thornton. As I find someone who is descended from one I put them in their respective virtual cemetery. My direct ancestor is Spencer S. Thornton, his first wife Elizabeth M. Robinson, his 2nd wife Elizabeth Jane Grant. The combined children from the two marriages are: Sarah Elizabeth (Costley), Henrietta (Costley), Rosa (Cosley), Mary Jane, Georgia Ann, William Adelbert, Thomas Grady, and Henry Brantley Thornton. I am also related to the Smith, Brannan, Garrett, Grant, Carmichael, Brittain, Shinn and Hamilton families through my different grandmothers. I started researching my tree in 1975. Still have a lot of work to do with it, but I'm getting close to having it finished.I have one virtual cemetery for those who chose to be cremated, cemetery unknown and buried at sea. As I find other relatives that are related and are already entered I put them in the virtual cemetery of how they are related. As an example, Russell Gibbs was already listed in South Carolina. I added him to the virtual cemeteries of Thomas Grady Thornton and the Thornton Family. Also, Russell will only appear in my virtual cemeteries and not under the list of the memorials I've entered.All the memorials that I have added are members of my family line.
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A P McDaniel
Thornton Family Line
Dear Mr Thornton:

I am trying to tie in Birdsong Thornton's branch with my Thornton family line. Who were his parents? When did the family move to Georgia? Did they start in Virginia?

I also have been fascinated with your Korean POW Lt. Cordus Hamilton Thornton who was killed during the Tiger Death March in 1950. It has sparked my interest in that entire part of our US history. It is a story that our younger generations need to know. Thank you in advance,
Andrea Poynter McDaniel
Added by A P McDaniel on Aug 09, 2016 6:27 PM
Danny Jones
Henry F Thornton
If you will send me an email with your email id I will send to you some information I just learned about military personnel records.
Danny (my email id is on my profile)
Added by Danny Jones on Apr 26, 2016 1:52 PM
Shirley Liles Hok
Venora Brannan Ray passed away
Venora died 23 Feb 2016. Her brother Cordis does not appear as a sibling in the FindAGrave listing I just checked. She was Venora (Mother can't recall her middle name, but it was not Inez--that is her half sister) Brannan, and her brother Cordis was born on 16 June of 1931. Less than 2 wks after Cordis was born, his mother Lilla/Liller Porter Brannan (sister to the anaher Porter that married Uncle Raymond) died. (June 1931, or so they tell me).
After Lilla Porter Brannan died, Uncle Roy (Roy Patrick Brannan) married again and had Inez and Hollis, so he had 2 son/daughter combos by both wives. His second wife was Annie Patterson.

Keep up the good work!
Added by Shirley Liles Hok on Feb 26, 2016 4:17 PM
Michael E Taylor
Rubilee Thornton
Hi, I wonder if you might have a photo of Rubilee Thornton (1892-1974) and her husband Horace Grantley West (1883-1963). He is a second cousin and we're trying to identify some of the old family photos.
Michael Taylor
Added by Michael E Taylor on Dec 22, 2015 12:20 PM
Henry & Queen Vashti Thornton
This is very interesting. Henry and Queen Vashti Thornton were my grandparents. Please add my mother to their list of children: Veda Mae (Thornton) Rooker. 1910-1994. Thank you!
Joyce (Rooker) Hansard
Added by Joyce on Nov 30, 2015 7:27 PM
Danny Jones
Henry 31817086
Hi, I'm doing a collection of WWI casualties and this fella's ww1 record doesn't mention burial at sea. His outfit arrived in France 4 days before his death date(see photos on his memorial), so I'm wondering what indicates that he was buried at sea, if you please.
Added by Danny Jones on Nov 26, 2015 4:20 PM
Stanley Harbison
I have sent you a corrected edit that includes Bonnie. I didn't list her before because she is still alive. I got the information from Stanley's sister's obituary. She was killed in an automobile accident recently.
Added by Rose on Nov 08, 2015 6:55 PM
RE: myrtle and janie thornton
my mother said my grandmother always said they were buried there but didnt know where...most have headstones, its where alot of my family is buried...will go one day soon and walk through and take pics of all the Thortons..
Added by lostnwild on May 27, 2015 5:02 PM
myrtle and janie thornton
I am a member of find a grave just over a year and when my mother asked me about myrtle and janie thornton, I saw where you had myrtle on your site, mother grew up near them and said they lived together (myrtle and janie) on her street..she has looked for their graves where my family is buried and couldnt find..just wondered if you knew anything about janie....and we will look for myrtle and take a pic if you like..
Added by lostnwild on May 26, 2015 4:15 PM
Temple Watson
RE: Birdsong Thornton
Thomas Henry Thornton and Missouri M. Clifton are her 2nd great grandparents.
John T. and Lucy Jane Waldrup are her great grandparents.
Pierce William Thornton and Ida Bell Dillard are her grandparents.
Robert Earl Thornton, Sr. and Julia Catherine Davis are her parents.

I have Birdsong and Elizabeth with 9 children and some birthdates seem to be in error.
Martha .. abt 1827 ... 1850 Census
Mary .... abt 1830 ... 1850 Census
Spencer .. Sep 1830... on n 1850 Census listed as 19
Seaborn ... 09 Aug 1831
Henry ... 13 Nov 1831 ... assuming this is Thomas Henry...too close to Seaborn
Abednego....abt 1834..on 1850 Census
Then a 10 break in children. ????
Lucius C.....16 Jan 1843 ... also on 1850 Census
George W.....abt 1845... 1850 Census
Bluford B.... abt 1848...1850 Census as a 2 yr old male infant
Then a 5 yr break in children. Mother is probably Mary Elizabeth Crouch.
John T... abt 1853 ... 1860 Census
Sarah E.. abt 1857 ... 1860 Census
Parthena J...abt. 1858 ... 1860 Census
On the 1870 Census, the children are difficult to place/identify.
John age 18 could be John T b. abt 1853
Thomas age 12.....???
Copa female age 10... ???
And, there is a Francis M. with ???

Could you help clarify and identify?
Added by Temple Watson on Apr 18, 2015 1:59 PM
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