|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1817|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1905|
Daughter of Peter Thornton and Mary Todd (Taylor) Thornton of Caroline County, Virginia.
The Kentucky Post, Covington, Kentucky, Wednesday, April 26, 1905, p. 5, col. 1 (sub 'MRS. THORNTON DEAD'): "Aged Resident of Campbell County Passed Away in the Highlands. - Mrs. Sarah J. Thornton, grandmother of City Attorney Jas. J. Thornton, and one of the oldest residents of Campbell County, died late yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Taylor Williams, in the Highlands. Mrs. Thornton was 89 years of age. Her advanced years and general debility caused death. She had been a resident of Campbell County since 1849, having been born in Caroline County, Virginia, in 1817. Mrs. Thornton's husband was Thos. G. Thornton, who has been dead several years. Her children are John H. Thornton, H. H. Thornton and Mrs. J. T. Williams. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon, and the remains will be interred at Evergreen Cemetery."
The Kentucky Post, Covington, Kentucky, Friday, April 28, 1905, p. 7, cols. 1-2 (sub 'FOUR GRANDSONS'): "Bore Remains of Mrs. Sarah Thornton to the Grave - The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Thornton took place yesterday afternoon from the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Willis, in the Highlands back of Newport, and was largely attended. Four grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. G. Bow, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Dr. Wray and Rev. Dr. Whitehead. The remains were placed in the family lot at Evergreen."
Peter Thornton (1774 - 1833)
Martha Todd Taylor Thornton (1783 - ____)
Thomas Griffin Thornton (1805 - 1872)
Edmund Taylor Thornton (1844 - 1868)*
James B. Thornton (1847 - 1902)*
Reuben Taylor Thornton (1847 - 1890)*
John H. Thornton (1849 - 1915)*
Horatio Harris Thornton (1853 - 1941)*
Thomas Griffin Thornton (1854 - 1898)*
John Minor Thornton (____ - 1845)*
Sarah Jane Thornton Thornton (1817 - 1905)
Reuben Taylor Thornton (1824 - 1890)*
Note: Buried Apr. 27, 1905, aged 88 years, 2 months, 15 days. Her grave is unmarked at this time.
Plot: Sect. 1, Lot 46
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: May 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89649651