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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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Charles "Boss" Sloan

Charles A. Sloan was born January 24, 1897, to James Thomas Sloan (son of Fernly Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Thornton Sloan) and Victoria Aden. During his lifetime, he was known as a wild one, and his sister Mayme often referred to him as "hobo." Others called him "Boss." He drove the produce truck for his brother Lawrence who owned a produce market in Louisville, KY. Charles died on June 20, 1965, in Jefferson County, KY. His daughter, Loretta, attended the Sloan-Kinnaird Reunion in 2008. Charles is pictured on the right in both photographs below:

Charles married Anne...