Welcome to our Thornton family

In this blog we attempt to create a visual history of a main southern Kentucky Thornton branch, descended from Scots-Irish Thorntons who may have arrived in Pennsylvania in the mid-1700s. If your goal is to check whether or not you or a family member are listed in our genealogy file, the first eight posts contain more than 1,500 names, listed generationally. Use the 'find' command to scroll through the material...Good luck.

Also, if you have photos, corrections, or inquiries, please feel free to contact us at thorntonsoky@gmail.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Family Biography: Diane Lynn Thornton Lewis

Pictured: Diane Lynn Thornton Lewis, daughter of Jesse Willard Thornton and granddaughter of Jesse Benton Thornton, with husband, Charles William Lewis, and grandchildren: Carter Jacob and Jansen Claire, children of Duh Lewis and Sue Franklin. Diane taught French and German at Bowling Green High School for 27 years; Charles was a local businessman and golfer.

Charles W. Lewis II (b: 1974) is a Thornton family genealogist and sociologist. He has lived in Ecuador, Ireland, The Netherlands, New York City, Portland (Oregon), Orlando, Lexington (KY), Johnson City, TN, and Bowling Green, KY. He is a Foreign Service Officer at the US Agency for International Development and resides in Arlington, VA.


Edith Thornton said...

I would like to know how and why you have obtained my late husband's social security number. It is very upsetting that you somehow feel that you are privy to this information. I will not provide you any information until you have eased my mind that you are not using or going to use this in some kind of identity theft.

Edith Thornton

Will Lewis said...

That is a very reasonable concern, which I will hopefully be able to ease with this response. Once a person passes away, within a set timeframe, the SSN# becomes a part of the public domain and can be used for genealogical research to track residences, birth state, etc...The state of California has released the information to the public, which I have picked up subsequently. One would imagine there would exist safeguards to prevent someone from using a number that had gone out of circulation two decades ago, but, alas, there are some who might try...
As for the information we have published, we only use two types: 1) that which people have volunteered and 2) that listed in the public domain and accessed through research sites or state/ federal offices. I am not certain how long your husband's information has been in the public domain, but I can assure you that we do not use the information nefariously on this end.
To ease your mind though further, I will place cross-hatches over the blog listing...