Son of Francis Thornton I. Married Mary (Taliaferro) at Snow Creek (which was then in Spotsylvania Co., VA.) Father of Mildred (Thorton) Meriwether/Walker) wife of Nicholas Meriwether then Dr. Thomas Walker, explorer); Francis Thorton III, Wm., Elizabeth (Thornton) Meriwether/Lewis; Col. John Thornton and others. Reportedly died at "Snow Creek".He was the lst Justice of Caroline Co.,VA. He also served as Justice of Essex Co, VA 1723-26. He served as Col. of his Majesty's Militia for Spotsylvania Co. He settled at Snow Creek, near the present Fredericksburg in 1703. Col Francis II served as Burgess for Spotsylvania Co., VA. Father of 12: Francis III, Mary, Alice (Taylor), Col. John, Eliz Mary, Reuben, Sarah, Powland, Mildred (Thornton) Lewis/Walker, Ann, Wm. Montpelier and Lucy Eliza Thornton.
Died at Snow Creek.
Mary Taliaferro Thornton