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 9, 2010

Robert D. Thornton

Robert D. Thornton "Bob" was born February 19, 1924, to Jesse Benton and Mary Susan Cooper Thornton of Warren County, KY. Like his older brothers, Robert would be active in local sports: he was a regular on the Woodburn High and South Warren High School basketball teams (#77). After completing high school in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served during the last year and a half of World War II. Bob married Juanita Meredith, daughter of Henry and Florence Kirby Meredith, and had two children: Jana and Mike Thornton. Robert Thornton died Dec. 12, 1989.

In the third photograph below, Bob is standing next to his teammate and brother, Jesse W. Thornton (holding the trophy), my grandfather.

1 comment:

Lady Lilacs said...

Hello. This is a nice site you have created.

My great grandfather was James Sloan Kinnaird (sometimes spelled Kinneard.) He immigrated to Canada as an adult and married. His father was William Kinnaird, born about 1807 in County Antrim, Ireland. William Kinnaird died in 1876 in Randalstown, County Antrim -- in the ancestral home which is still there.

We have had great success over the last three decades finding our ancestors' records, but not in the case of William Kinnaird. If you think you might be related to William Kinnaird of Killnoch area in County Antrim, please contact me at pamelamaureen@hotmail.com.

Pamela Kinnaird Williams