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Descendants of James Thornton

 

Generation No. 1

 

     1.  James1 Thornton was born 1802 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1870.  He married Martha Roister1 1826.  She was born Abt. 1812 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1890 in Texas.

 

Notes for James Thornton:

James Thornton was still in Virginia (Henry County) during 1830 (census) but moved to central Missouri in the early 1830s. James Thornton also appears in the Gasconde County, Missouri 1840 and Osage County, Missouri 1850 U. S. Census. According to "Honorable Mention" (Volume II, pages 65-66), a collection of histories of the first families in Hunt County, Texas, (Thornton entry written by Ruby Thornton Rudisill) the Thorntons "helped build the Katy Railroad from Missouri to Texas. James Thornton, his wife Martha Roister and three sons traveled in covered wagons along the railroad and brought their families and parents.  The Thornton families settled just south of Lone Oak on adjoining farms only about seven miles apart.  Their father built his house in the center of the land, and his sons' houses bordered on the corners.

 

The three brothers (and most likely their father, James) were Masons.  The transferred their membership to Shiloh Lodge No. 307 around 1867.  Besides farming around Lone Oak they also raised cattle. The three Thornton brothers, William L., Joseph and James were railroad builders, farmers, ranchers, conservationists, productive citizens and Masons, and were all affectionately referred to as "Uncle" in the community, known as Hooker, just a few miles south of Lone Oak, Hunt County, Texas".

    

Children of James Thornton and Martha Roister are:

      2             i.   Katherine T2 Thornton, born Abt. 1830; died Unknown.

+    3            ii.   Joseph E Thornton, born October 20, 1836 in Missouri; died December 1901 in Lone Oak, Texas.

+    4            iii.   James T Thornton, born September 28, 1839 in Missouri; died September 28, 1903 in Lone Oak, Texas.

+    5            iv.   William Lafayette Thornton, born July 26, 1840 in Missouri; died July 28, 1895 in Texas.

      6            v.   Priesley Thornton, born 1843; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

     3.  Joseph E2 Thornton (James1)1 was born October 20, 1836 in Missouri, and died December 1901 in Lone Oak, Texas.  He married (1) Mary Marmanon.  She was born 1847 in Indiana, and died Unknown.  He married (2) Sally.  She was born 1852 in Tennessee, and died Unknown.

    

Child of Joseph Thornton and Mary Marmanon is:

      7             i.   William Presley3 Thornton, born 1868 in Missouri; died Unknown in Lone Oak, Texas.

 

    

Children of Joseph Thornton and Sally are:

      8             i.   Ed3 Thornton, born 1872; died Unknown.

      9            ii.   N E Thornton, born 1878; died Unknown.

 

 

     4.  James T2 Thornton (James1)1 was born September 28, 1839 in Missouri, and died September 28, 1903 in Lone Oak, Texas.  He married Mary E Ryan.  She was born 1839 in Texas, and died 1894 in Texas.

    

Children of James Thornton and Mary Ryan are:

      10            i.   J B3 Thornton, born 1864 in Missouri; died Unknown.

      11           ii.   S L Thornton, born 1866 in Missouri; died Unknown.

      12          iii.   J R Thornton, born 1868 in Texas; died Unknown.

      13          iv.   W F Thornton, born 1870 in Texas; died Unknown.

      14           v.   Thomas I Thornton, born 1871 in Texas; died 1934 in Texas.

      15          vi.   M J Thornton, born 1875 in Texas; died Unknown.

      16         vii.   R J Thornton, born 1879 in Texas; died Unknown.

 

 

     5.  William Lafayette2 Thornton (James1)2 was born July 26, 1840 in Missouri, and died July 28, 1895 in Texas3.  He married Mary Jane Vaughn4 March 07, 1860 in Linn, Osage County, Missouri5,6, daughter of Ruben Vaughan and Matilda Shackelford.  She was born June 11, 1844 in Linn, Missouri, and died March 15, 1914 in Lone Oak, Texas7.

    

Children of William Thornton and Mary Vaughn are:

      17            i.   James M3 Thornton8, born 1861 in Missouri; died 1890 in Lone Oak, Texas.

+    18           ii.   John Ruben Thornton, born January 23, 1865 in Linn, Missouri; died November 25, 1909 in Liberty, Texas.

+    19          iii.   Evaline Virginia Thornton, born 1868 in Texas; died Unknown.

      20          iv.   George Presley Thornton8, born March 17, 1869 in Texas8; died 1934 in Oklahoma.  He married Jamina Jane Merriman8 July 16, 1887 in Emory, Texas8; died Unknown.

      21           v.   Martha Molly Thornton8, born 1872 in Texas8; died Unknown.

+    22          vi.   Maggie Louise Thornton, born September 20, 1874 in Texas; died January 06, 1958 in Texas.

      23         vii.   Coonie Thornton8, born 1876 in Texas; died Unknown.  She married Babe Reynolds9; died Unknown.

      24         viii.   C. V. Thornton10, born 1863; died Unknown; Adopted child.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

     18.  John Ruben3 Thornton (William Lafayette2, James1)10 was born January 23, 1865 in Linn, Missouri, and died November 25, 1909 in Liberty, Texas.  He married Jane Caroline Boarman 1893, daughter of Christopher Boarman and Sarah Morris.  She was born October 26, 1874 in Lone Oak, Texas, and died January 28, 1960 in Liberty, Texas.

    

Children of John Thornton and Jane Boarman are:

+    25            i.   James Hubert4 Thornton, born November 13, 1895 in Lone Oak, Texas; died 1927 in Pecos, Texas.

      26           ii.   Huldah Jane Thornton, born August 04, 1897 in Lone Oak, Texas; died April 18, 1941.  She married Joe Gans in Texas; died Unknown.

+    27          iii.   Jewell Dale Thornton, born April 26, 1899 in Hardin, Texas; died August 26, 1964 in Liberty, Texas.

+    28          iv.   Ruby Carrie Thornton, born December 05, 1901 in Texas; died March 21, 1947 in Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.

+    29           v.   C. C. Thornton, born July 04, 1904 in Liberty, Texas; died 1987 in Liberty, Texas.

 

 

     19.  Evaline Virginia3 Thornton (William Lafayette2, James1)10 was born 1868 in Texas, and died Unknown.  She married (1) Robert Edward Boarman, son of Christopher Boarman and Sarah Morris.  He was born February 16, 1882 in Texas, and died November 18, 1907 in Texas.  She married (2) McMortie11.  He died Unknown.

    

Child of Evaline Thornton and Robert Boarman is:

      30            i.   Owen4 Boarman, born 1901; died Unknown.

 

 

     22.  Maggie Louise3 Thornton (William Lafayette2, James1)12 was born September 20, 1874 in Texas, and died January 06, 1958 in Texas.  She married Joseph Morris Boarman12, son of Christopher Boarman and Sarah Morris.  He was born November 17, 1872 in Texas, and died January 26, 1946.

    

Children of Maggie Thornton and Joseph Boarman are:

      31            i.   Basil4 Boarman, born 1887; died 1916.

+    32           ii.   Flora Drue Boarman, born August 08, 1895; died Unknown.

      33          iii.   Florence Tressie Boarman, born December 06, 1899; died Unknown.

      34          iv.   May Boarman, born 1900; died 1903.

      35           v.   Edna Boarman, born 1906; died 1907.

      36          vi.   Joseph Raymond Boarman, born Private.

+    37         vii.   Ruby Boarman, born November 1909; died June 30, 1986.

+    38         viii.   William Columbus Boarman, born September 05, 1914; died August 24, 1964 in New Mexico.

+    39          ix.   Truman Boarman, born April 21, 1921; died May 01, 1976.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

     25.  James Hubert4 Thornton (John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born November 13, 1895 in Lone Oak, Texas, and died 1927 in Pecos, Texas.  He married Flossie Bender September 29, 1922 in Texas.  She was born 1889 in Texas, and died 1986 in Texas.

    

Child of James Thornton and Flossie Bender is:

      40            i.   Hubert Bender5 Thornton, born Private.  He married Patsy Obrien Private; born Private.

 

 

     27.  Jewell Dale4 Thornton (John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born April 26, 1899 in Hardin, Texas, and died August 26, 1964 in Liberty, Texas.  She married Norman Allison June 14, 1914.  He was born 1891 in Louisiana, and died 1964 in Texas.

    

Children of Jewell Thornton and Norman Allison are:

      41            i.   Ruben Anthony5 Allison, born January 31, 1920; died 1990.  He married Beth Doerge Private; born Private.

      42           ii.   William Anthony Allison, born Private.  He married (1) Florence Michalka Private; born Private.  He married (2) Patricia Graves Private; born Private.

      43          iii.   Mary Jane Allison, born Private.  She married W. Norris Taff Private; born Private.

 

 

     28.  Ruby Carrie4 Thornton (John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born December 05, 1901 in Texas, and died March 21, 1947 in Olla, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana.  She married Norman Gilbert Fox13,14 March 21, 1920, son of Hiram Fox and Elizabeth Baldwin.  He was born October 10, 1891 in Newberg, Oregon15,16, and died December 28, 1963 in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

    

Children of Ruby Thornton and Norman Fox are:

+    44            i.   Raymond Donald5 Fox, born December 08, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas; died April 12, 1960 in New Iberia, Louisiana.

+    45           ii.   Richard Thornton Fox, born Private.

 

 

     29.  C. C.4 Thornton (John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born July 04, 1904 in Liberty, Texas, and died 1987 in Liberty, Texas.  He married Mary Clare May 15, 1936.  She was born January 14, 1906 in Texas, and died 1991 in Texas.

    

Child of C. Thornton and Mary Clare is:

      46            i.   Peggy Claire5 Thornton, born Private.  She married Louis Satterfield Private; born Private.

 

 

     32.  Flora Drue4 Boarman (Maggie Louise3 Thornton, William Lafayette2, James1) was born August 08, 1895, and died Unknown.  She married B. W. Johnston.  He was born May 30, 1883, and died May 05, 1966.

    

Children of Flora Boarman and B. Johnston are:

      47            i.   Ruben W.5 Johnston, born September 13, 1921; died November 07, 1984.

      48           ii.   Floyd Johnston, born October 26, 1915; died September 19, 1916.

      49          iii.   Juanita Faye Johnston, born July 10, 1924; died July 19, 1970.

 

 

     37.  Ruby4 Boarman (Maggie Louise3 Thornton, William Lafayette2, James1) was born November 1909, and died June 30, 1986.  She married Harold Williams.  He died January 21, 1989.

    

Children of Ruby Boarman and Harold Williams are:

      50            i.   Shirley Evelyn5 Williams, born Private.

      51           ii.   Robert Harold Williams, born Private.

      52          iii.   Joseph Boarman Williams, born Private.

 

 

     38.  William Columbus4 Boarman (Maggie Louise3 Thornton, William Lafayette2, James1) was born September 05, 1914, and died August 24, 1964 in New Mexico.  He married (1) Della Crowell Private.  She was born Private.  He married (2) Mary Doughitty Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of William Boarman and Della Crowell are:

      53            i.   Ruby Bonita5 Boarman, born Private.

      54           ii.   Mary Louise Boarman, born Private.

      55          iii.   William Ellihue Boarman, born December 01, 1936; died December 02, 1936.

      56          iv.   Helen Jo Boarman, born Private.

      57           v.   Patsy Carolyn Boarman, born Private.

      58          vi.   W. C. Boarman, born Private.

      59         vii.   David Mitchell Boarman, born Private.

 

    

Child of William Boarman and Mary Doughitty is:

      60            i.   Terry Lynn5 Boarman, born Private.

 

 

     39.  Truman4 Boarman (Maggie Louise3 Thornton, William Lafayette2, James1) was born April 21, 1921, and died May 01, 1976.  He married Iva Sue Wheeler Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of Truman Boarman and Iva Wheeler are:

      61            i.   Ruben5 Boarman, born Private.

      62           ii.   Rosa Boarman, born Private.  She married Tom Truhe Private; born Private.

      63          iii.   Truma Sue Boarman, born Private.

      64          iv.   Robert Boarman, born Private.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

     44.  Raymond Donald5 Fox (Ruby Carrie4 Thornton, John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born December 08, 1924 in San Antonio, Texas17, and died April 12, 1960 in New Iberia, Louisiana.  He married (1) Agatha Virginia Morgan Private, daughter of Frank Morgan and Virginia Vaughan.  She was born Private.  He married (2) Daphne Bridgeman Powell Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of Raymond Fox and Agatha Morgan are:

+    65            i.   Raymond Donald6 Fox II, born Private.

+    66           ii.   Sharon Ann Fox, born Private.

+    67          iii.   Richard Norman Fox, born Private.

 

 

     45.  Richard Thornton5 Fox (Ruby Carrie4 Thornton, John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born Private.  He married Shirley Barber Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of Richard Fox and Shirley Barber are:

      68            i.   Susan6 Fox, born Private.

      69           ii.   Richard Thornton Fox Jr, born Private.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

     65.  Raymond Donald6 Fox II (Raymond Donald5, Ruby Carrie4 Thornton, John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born Private.  He married (1) Rita Nopens Private.  She was born Private.  He married (2) Nancy Bergman Private.  She was born Private.

    

Child of Raymond Fox and Rita Nopens is:

+    70            i.   Caprice Illene7 Fox, born Private.

 

    

Child of Raymond Fox and Nancy Bergman is:

      71            i.   Jennifer Elizabeth7 Fox, born Private.

 

 

     66.  Sharon Ann6 Fox (Raymond Donald5, Ruby Carrie4 Thornton, John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born Private.  She married Thomas Benton Cruse Private.  He was born Private.

    

Children of Sharon Fox and Thomas Cruse are:

      72            i.   Tom7 Cruse, born August 13, 1971 in Monroe, Louisiana; died April 08, 1997.

      73           ii.   Jay Cruse, born Private.

      74          iii.   Mary Cruse, born Private.

 

 

     67.  Richard Norman6 Fox (Raymond Donald5, Ruby Carrie4 Thornton, John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born Private.  He married Debra Jane Egan Private.  She was born Private.

    

Children of Richard Fox and Debra Egan are:

      75            i.   Richard Raymond7 Fox, born Private.

      76           ii.   Ryan Edward Fox, born Private.

      77          iii.   Robyn Seyward Fox, born Private.

      78          iv.   Renee Debra Fox, born Private.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

     70.  Caprice Illene7 Fox (Raymond Donald6, Raymond Donald5, Ruby Carrie4 Thornton, John Ruben3, William Lafayette2, James1) was born Private.  She married (1) Robert Transue Private.  He was born Private.  She married (2) Eddie Whitten Private.  He was born Private.

    

Child of Caprice Fox and Robert Transue is:

      79            i.   Brice Cody8 Transue, born Private.

 

    

Child of Caprice Fox and Eddie Whitten is:

      80            i.   Eddie Kole8 Whitten, born Private.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 65.

2.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 65.

3.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 66.

4.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 65.

5.  Family Tree Maker, Marriage Index, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri & Texas 1766-1981, "CD-ROM."

6.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 65.

7.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 66.

8.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 65.

9.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 66.

10.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 65.

11.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 66.

12.  June Applen & Hattie Pompa, Honorable Mention - First Families Hunt County, Texas Vol. II,  (1982, Applen & Pompa), 65.

13.  1900 Census, Kansas, Republic County, Belleville.

14.  Witchita Beacon, Witchita, Kansas, "Obituary of Elizabeth Baldwin Fox," January 14, 1935.

15.  Discharge Certificate, U. S. Army, Norman G. Fox.

16.  1900 Census, Kansas, Republic County, Belleville.

17.  United States Naval Discharge Record.

 

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