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From: "Mary Koonce" <>
Subject: Luke Thornton Time Line
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 1997 23:37:17 PST8PDT


In response to Ralph J. Turners Query of Feb 8, 1997 I have composed
a time line of all the informationI have gathered on any Luke Thornton
Luke Thornton Time Line: (Ralph's information is indicated by *)

-Abt 1642 Born Luke Thornton son of William Thornton & Elishia Bellington
Born in Lunenburg Parish, Richmond Co. VA. had a brother named Edward.
Married Ann ? & had 7 children.

-1642 An article written by Adelle Bartlett Harper published in the
Georgia Magazine Dec. 1967 - Jan. 1968 says a "List made in 1675 showing William
Thornton to be 55, his eldest son Luke was 33, Edward was 29, William Jr. 26,
Francis 24 and Rowland was 21". Where was this list found and what kind of
list was it??? The article also says "Luke was born in 1642 in Lunenburg
Parish, Richmond County". Richmond County was not created until 1692 and
Lunenburg Parish was not founded until about 1732. We know he was in
Westmoreland and Rappahannock Counties before 1692. Plus we know William was
in Petsworth Parish which may have been established as early as 1656.

-1648"..."Ancestor & Descendants of Wm. S. Rogers & Mary Edna Gary" by Edna
Rogers...says Luke was born about 1648. Edna seemed to think that Luke was a
brother of Henry mentioned in the William Davis headright, and William was
their father.

-1648-1691 Wft Est Birth of Luke Thornton Father of Luke Thornton
Born 1688-1717 WFT ESt Birth who married Millicent Longsworth
and had a son named Presley Thornton B: Abt 1739 in Orange Co.,
Virginia

-Abt 1650 Born Luke Thornton son of Henry Thornton & Deborah Scoper is born.
Luke has a brother John Thornton. John is Baptised at St. Margaret's
Parish, Westminster, London Abt 1650

*-1650 - 1655 Luke I THORNTON29 was born between 1650 and 1655 in
Richmond Co.,VA. He died in 1725/26 in Richmond Co., VA.30
Between 29 Jan and 2 Mar. He signed a will 29 Jan 1725/`726.31
probated 2 mar 1725/1726. Westmoreland Co., 26 Sep 1677, Later
deeded land in 1679,1681 and 1685 in Rappahannock Co., (later
Richmond Co.) VA, where he had moved. Deed more land with his son
Luke , Jr in Westmoreland Co., 29 mat 1700 by Randolph Kirk.
Lawsuits from 1701 to 1704 about title to Westmoreland Co., land.
Deed of 5 Oct 1725 and will of 29 Jan 1725/1726, probated 2 Mar
1725/1726 mentions this land.. Married ANNE.

-1656 26 Oct"..."The Ancestry of Jane Thornton of Spartanbur(y), South Carolina by Ariel
L. Crowley, Ph.D. 1969. (found FHL) states that Luke Thornton was born in
1655. This genealogy says that Luke was the son of Henry and Deborah
(Scoper) Thornton and that he was born in England as were his brothers Henry,
and John. John was listed as being born in St. Margarets Parish,
Westminister, London 26 Oct. 1656. This birth is listedc in St. Margarets
Parish Register found in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, UT.
No record was fornd for Henry and Luke. This genealogy dates back to
1125.

-abt. 1671 until after 1677 Luke Thornton (Abt 1642) & Ann ? resided
in Westmoreland Co, VA

-1671, March 21.."...The first record of Luke Thornton is where he
witnessed the inventory of Thomas Foster on March 21, 1671/72 in
Westmoreland Co., VA (Westmoreland Co.,VA Deeds, Patents, 1665-1667,
pg. 119a). If Luke was born in 1655 as the Crowley Genealogy states,
he would have been 16 years old...."

-1673-1721WFT Est Born Yorkshire, England Luke Thornton S/O Frances
Thornton (1651 England) Married Milicent Longworth.

-1676 Luke Thornton, Jr. Was probably the eldest son, born about 1676
Luke Thornton, of Richmond Co. was born about 1650-55 and died in
Richmond Co. between Jan. 29 and Mar. 2 1725/6. His wife was named Anne, as
shown by the Northfarnham Parish Register. He had six children.
His wife's name was Margaret she was the daughter of Thomas James.

*-abt 1676Luke, II THORNTON16 was born about 1676.17 He died in 1725
in Richmond Co., VA.18 Between Jan and March because will was filed
in Richmond Co, Court Records on 21 Mar 1725. Appears in a suit of
17 Jun 1699 in Richmond Co.Married Margaret JAMES

*-1677, 26 Sep 1677, Deeded Land in Westmoreland Co., Later deeded
land in 1679,1681 and 1685 in Rappahannock Co., (later Richmond Co.)
VA, where he had moved. Luke I THORNTON29 was born between 1650 and
1655 in Richmond Co.,VA. He died in 1725/26 in Richmond Co., VA.30
Between 29 Jan and 2 Mar. He signed a will 29 Jan 1725/`726.31
probated 2 mar 1725/1726.

-Bef 1686 Born Luke Thornton North Farnham or Lunenburg Parish Va.
son of Luke Thornton (Abt 1642) & Ann ? One of seven children born to
this couple.

-1686, births of Luke Thornton (Abt 1642) children are given
North Farnham & Lunenburg Parish Va.

-1686 "...Henry Thornton, the son of Henry & Deborah and Luke Thornton are both
listed in "The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and Lunenburg
Parish 1783-1800" as having children in 1686. This is the first records of
the Thorntons in this parish."

-1688-1717 WFT ESt Born Luke Thornton S/O Luke Thornton B: 1648-1691
married Millicent Longsworth and had a son named Presley Thornton B: Abt
1739 in Orange Co., Virginia

*-1699, 17 Jun in Richmond Co. Luke, II THORNTON Appears in a suit16
He died in 1725 in Richmond Co., VA.18 Between Jan and March because
will was filed in Richmond Co, Court Records on 21 Mar 1725. Married
Margaret JAMES was born about 1676.17

*-1700, Luke Thornton Deed more land with his son Luke , Jr in
Westmoreland Co., 29 mat 1700 by Randolph Kirk. Lawsuits from 1701
to 1704 about title to Westmoreland Co., land. Deed of 5 Oct 1725 and
will of 29 Jan 1725/1726, probated 2 Mar 1725/1726 mentions this land..
Luke I THORNTON29 was born between 1650 and 1655 in Richmond Co.,
VA. He died in 1725/26 in Richmond Co., VA.30 Between 29 Jan and 2
Mar. He signed a will 29 Jan 1725/`726.31 probated 2 mar 1725/1726.
Westmoreland Co., 26 Sep 1677, Later deeded land in 1679,1681 and
1685 in Rappahannock Co., (later Richmond Co.) VA, where he had moved.
Married Ann.

-1706 Born Luke Thornton III. Seems to have been the third son of
Luke and Margaret Thornton.

*-abt 1706 Luke, III THORNTON10 was born about 1706. He died about 1772 in
Orange Co., VA.11 Moved to Orange Co., VA 1734. Excused from paying
taxes in Orange Co in
1760 because of age and poverty. Last seen on records in 1771. He was
married to Millicent RANSDELL on 2 Jan 1727 in Richmond Co, , VA.12
S/O Luke Thornton & Margaret JAMES.

-1718 in Richmond Co. in 1718 Luke Thornton, Jr. Was probably the
eldest son, born about 1676 and died His wife's name was Margaret
she was the daughter of Thomas James.

-Bef 1722/23, March 2, Born Luke Thornton Richmond Co. Va.
Died Luke Thornton (Abt 1642).

-1725 29 Jan., Luke Thornton (Abt 1642) will written, and proved in
court 2 Mar 1725.

*-1725 Luke, II THORNTON16 He died in 1725
in Richmond Co., VA.18 Between Jan and March because will was filed
in Richmond Co, Court Records on 21 Mar 1725. Appears in a suit of
17 Jun 1699 in Richmond Co.Married Margaret JAMES was born
about 1676.17

*-1725/26 Between Jan & March *-1650 - 1655 Luke I THORNTON29 Died
in Richmond Co., VA.30 Between 29 Jan and 2 Mar. He signed a will
29 Jan 1725/`726.31 probated 2 mar 1725/1726. Westmoreland Co.,
26 Sep 1677, Later deeded land in 1679,1681 and 1685 in Rappahannock
Co., (later Richmond Co.) VA, where he had moved. Deed more land with
his son Luke , Jr in Westmoreland Co., 29 mat 1700 by Randolph Kirk.
Lawsuits from 1701 to 1704 about title to Westmoreland Co., land.
Deed of 5 Oct 1725 and will of 29 Jan 1725/1726, probated 2 Mar
1725/1726 mentions this land.. Married ANNE.was born between 1650 and
1655 in Richmond Co.,VA.

*-1727, Jan 2 Luke Thornton Married to Millicent RANSDELL on 2 Jan 1727
in Richmond Co, , VA. Born 1706.

-1727/28 Luke Thornton III married in Richmond Co. Jan 2, 1727/8
Millicent Longworth (Northfarnham P.R.) widow of William Longworth
and daughter of Edward and Mary Ransdell. She was the sister of
Elizabeth (Ransdell) Talbot who married Luke's brother, William
Thornton. He was excused from paying taxes in Orange Co. in 1760
because of age and poverty. He probably died soon after this date.

-1739 Born Luke Thornton in Va no wife given.. son John Thornton
born 1756 S.C. ... John Thornton (no wife give) had a son Luke Thornton
B:June 29, 1795 S.C. & Died August 8, 1849 Kentucky.

-1745 Luke Thornton s/o Robert Thornton & Jane \\ of Netherwitton,
England Luke died May 22, 1765 Netherwitton, England

-Abt 1749 Born Luke Thornton in Virginia or Ireland no father listed
Died Spartanburg Co., SC Had sons Dozier Thornton & John Thornton

*- 1760 Luke Thornton of Orenge Co. Virginia Excused from paying
taxes in Orange Co in 1760 because of age and poverty.born about 1706

-1765, May 22,Died Luke Thornton s/o Robert Thornton &
Jane \\ of Netherwitton, Born 1745

*-1771 Luke Thornton Last seen on records in Orange Co., VA
born about 1706

*-about 1772 Died Luke Thornton in Orange Co., VA. born about 1706

-1787 Born Luke Thornton in Netherwitton, England was the son of Thomas
Thornton and wife Sarah ? of Netherwitton, England. Luke died
December 19, 1866.

-1790-1820 Probably 1795-Born Luke Thornton in S.C. Married Nancy May
S/O John Thornton and Elizabeth Crow (marriage August 15, 1789 S.C.)

-1795 June 29, 1795 Born Luke Thornton s/o John Thornton (no wife give)
Grandson of Luke Thornton Born 1739 Va

-1815 Born Luke Thornton- Poss. of Rothley East Shield, England
S/O Robert Thornton & Isabella \\. Luke Died August 31, 1859

-1831,February 14, Born Luke Thornton in DeKalb Co., MO S/O
William Thornton (1792 NC) & Sally Todd (1793 SC) Married Cyrenia Todd.
Died February 13, 1912

-1831, February 14, Born Luke Thornton DeKalb Co., MO.. Died
February 13, 1912 S/O William Thornton & Sally Todd. No futher
information is given. WFT # 3391.

-1849 August 8 Died Luke Thornton B:June 29, 1795 S.C. s/o John
Thornton (no wife give) Grandson of Luke Thornton Born 1739 Va

-1852, September 10, Born Luke Thornton in DeKalb Co., MO S/O
John Thornton (1826 Callaway Co., MO)& Sally Todd(January 28, 1827 MO)
Married Margaret Frances Stout April 14, 1875 Ray Co., MO

-1854, December 5, Married Luke Thornton & Cyrenia Todd
S/O William Thornton (1792 NC) & Sally Todd (1793 SC)
1831,February 14, Born..1912, February 13 Died

-1859, Aug 31 - Born Luke Thornton- Poss. of Rothley East Shield, England
S/O Robert Thornton & Isabella \\. Luke Born 1815.

-1866, December 19 Luke Thornton in Netherwitton, England was the son of Thomas
Thornton and wife Sarah ? of Netherwitton, England. Luke Born 1787

-1875, April 14, Luke Thornton Married Margaret Frances Stout
in Ray Co., MO ..1852, September 10, Born..
Died May 19, 1931 Portland, Multnomah, OR

-1885-1915 Born Luke Thornton S/O William J. Thornton (1860 Franklin
Co. Mississippi) & C.L. Rushing (B:? Franklin Co. Mississippi)
wife Cynthia Andrews

-1912, February 13 Died Luke Thornton in DeKalb Co., MO S/O
William Thornton (1792 NC) & Sally Todd (1793 SC) Married Cyrenia Todd.
Born Feb 14 1831.

-1931, May 19, Luke Thornton in Portland, Multnomah, OR
1875, April 14, Luke Thornton Married Margaret Frances Stout
September 10, Born.

As a parting note I quote from the Book Entitled Issac Thornton
(1817-1906) His Descendants And Forebears. Compiled By Beatrice
Thornton Keeling abd Wanda Williad Smith. (Graciously provided to
me by Jim Thornton .)
Page 8
"Along with Josiah (Thornton), there were also other Thorntons living
Spartanburg District, South Carolina, in 1790: Luke, Thomas,
Jane, and two named John. In the Old Ninety Six District (which
in those days was made up of what is now eleven counties) were Eli and
Abraham Thornton (in Edgefield District), Samuel and David Thornton
(in Abbeville District), James Thornton (in Laurens District),
John Thornton (in Beaufort District). Today it is next to impossible
to determine who all these Thorntons were and how they were related
to each other."

But,all of us, here on the Thornton Genealogy List, are sure going
to try :-).

Joan
The Data Base.

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