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, August 17, 2009

Children and Grandchildren of Mary Elizabeth Thornton Sloan

Edgar Hershel Sloan (1886-1962), son of Fernly Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Thornton Sloan, pictured with his wife, Nelle Johnson Sloan (1886-1983), daughter of Burrell and Mattie Roark Johnson, and Alma Sloan. Hershel and Nellie had three children: Marvin, Lila Sloan Smith, and Lorene Sloan Robey (1920-2002).

Lila Sloan Smith was born February 19, 1919, and married Joe. C. Smith. They had three daughters: Bonita Carol, Mary Jo, and Nancy.

In WWII Navy attire, Howard Rosdeutscher posed with David Sloan, son of Ben and Nannie Meador Sloan and grandson of Mary Elizabeth Thornton. David married Lena Brazzell.

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