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.

Monday, September 3, 2007


1) The gravesite of Allen and Polly Ray Thornton. Allen was born in North Carolina and was the brother of Robert Benton Thornton, from which my line descends;
2) Pete Ray Thornton, son of Allen and Polly Thornton, and his wife, Minnie Walton Thornton;
3) Robert F Thornton, son of Robert Benton Thornton and Elizabeth (Smith ?), and his second wife, Eliza Jane Kirby Thornton;
4) Woodie Smith Thornton's military plate at his grave site. He was the son of William Virgil Thornton and Bertha Dobbs;
5) The graves of Albert (Dock) F Jones, son of Margaret Thornton and Sydney Jeff Jones, and his wife, Maude G Thornton, daughter of William Virgil Thornton and Maggie Campbell, daughter of Polly Thornton and Robert Campbell (and granddaughter of Robert Benton Thornton).

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