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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Monday, August 17, 2009

Alma Estelle Sloan Dison

Alma Estelle Sloan was born in 1904, Simpson County, KY, to Allen W. and Lucy Meador Sloan. She was a granddaughter of Mary Elizabeth Thornton Sloan and a great-granddaughter of Allen Ellis and Polly Ray Thornton. In Sumner County, TN, on December 24, 1927, she married Rufus Dison (1902-1984), son of Will and Bertie Martin Dison. They had one daughter: Lucy Frances Dison. Estelle died on October 9, 1983.

Estelle, Rufus, and Frances Dison.

Lucy Frances Dison was born October 7, 1928; she died on June 19, 2006.

(Thank you to James Howard Rosdeutscher for submitting photographs of the Sloan, Dison, and Rosdeutscher families)

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