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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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Maude Gertrude Thornton (1887 - 1951)

Maude Gertrude Thornton was born January 14, 1887, to William Virgil and Maggie Campbell Thornton (see William Virgil Thornton entry).  She was the granddaughter of James Allen Thornton and great-granddaughter of Robert Benton Thornton, pioneering Thornton brothers who arrived in southern Kentucky in 1849.  On May 18, 1907 in Sumner County, Tennessee, Maude married Dock Jones, son of Sydney Jefferson and Margaret Thornton Jones.  They had eight children: Clarence Noel, Lucian E., Carl, Howard Burnice, Albert Franklin, Alvin Leon, Harry C. and Marvin.  Maude Jones died on January 23, 1951, in Nashville, Tennessee.  In the above photograph, courtesy of the Jones family genealogy, Maude is pictured with her daughter-in-law, Tenito Crouch Jones.
Clarence Noel Jones was born March 27, 1917.  He married Tenito Crouch (pictured above with Maude).  In the above photo, Clarence is in Burma (current, Myanmar) in 1943, during World War II.  After returning from war, Tenito and Clarence raised their family in southern Kentucky.  They had five children: Clarence, Jennifer, James, Howard, and Michael.  Clarence died on January 1, 1978.

7 comments:

Jennifer Norvell said...

James Allen Thornton is my Great Great Great Great Grandfather :) I come from the (Velma, Joe Herschel, James Allen, William) line! So I guess that makes me a 8th generation cousin :)

Will Lewis said...

Greetings, cousin. Very glad that you were able to ckeck out the blog. It actually looks like you are my 5th cousin. Please, check out the photos of Joe's brother, William Virgil, and family- we are continuously updating. If you should have any of Joe's group, please feel free to send them on.

Nice hearing from you.

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm Raymond Jones the grandson of Lucian E. Jones I would like to know more of my history if you have a website I can look at I would appreciate it.

Jennifer Parsons said...

Hi Raymond, I am the daughter of Clarence Jones, so happy to meet you. I have a tree in ancestry.com and I will add you to the people who can access it. my personal email is jenniferparsons101@gmail.com. I need your email to add you to the tree. look forward to hearing from you
Jennifer

Jennifer Parsons said...

Hi Raymond, I am the daughter of Clarence Jones, so happy to meet you. I have a tree in ancestry.com and I will add you to the people who can access it. my personal email is jenniferparsons101@gmail.com. I need your email to add you to the tree. look forward to hearing from you
Jennifer

Linda Olinger said...

Maude Gertrude is my grandmother. I am the daughter of Lucian and Lois Settles Jones. My father was a silver star recipient in WWII. We have pictures of him. How do we add them to this website?

Will Lewis said...

Greetings, Linda, I'm terribly sorry for not getting back to you sooner: I am living in Afghanistan, so maintaining the blog on a daily basis has become rather difficult. I would love any information and photos you may be willing to post to the blog. Also, I don't think I have all of Lucian's descendants. Please, send any info, pictures, and updates to thorntonsoky@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Will