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.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

John H. Thornton's Siblings: Robert F. Thornton

Robert F. Thornton (b. 1865 apr, d. 1950) was the youngest brother of John H. Thornton and, therefore, my great-great-granduncle. He married, Elizabeth Woolbright, who died less than a decade later: he then married Eliza Jane Kirby.

In this photo, we have Laura Ethel Thornton (b. 1889, d. 1976), daughter of Robert F and Elizabeth Woolbright Thornton; her husband, Cecil Law; and daughter. The Laws lived in Simpson County, KY. Children: Mary Elizabeth Law, Ellen Law, Vesta Mae Law, and Ernest Law.

(Photos obtained from family file, Simpson County Archives; donated by Joe Green)

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