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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


William Thornton Jr.

RESEARCHER: Thomas E. Foulks HYPERTEXT [ http://htmlhelp.rootsweb.com/webtree/FO/fodemo.htm ]
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Ref: "Virginia Genealogies,"p.19; The Thornton Family by W. G. Stanard

Smithsons and Relatives by Jesse Hezekiah Smithson, Edited by Kenneth Wayne Smithson. This book can be found at the LDS Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City, UT:
    William was a vestryman of Petsworth, Gloucester Co., and owned a good deal of land in that parish. He married three times, but his Bible while giving the date of his marriages and the names and dates of birth of his fi􀅄een children does not give names of his wives. Elizabeth Thorton Carter being the eldest child, as his first marriage took place Aug 24, 1671.

Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume II, Pages 838-861, The FitzHugh Family, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, (with an introduction by John Frederick Dorman); indexed by Thomas L. Hollowak. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1981. 5 v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"...And also a deed, August 2d, 1802, from John Taliaferro, Jr., administrator of John Taliaferro, of "Hayes," deceased, who was executor of Mrs. Lucy Alexander, late of King George county, and relict of John Alexander, of "Salisbury," King George, reciting that the said Mrs. Lucy Alexander was the only surviving child of Colonel William Thornton, of King George, many years deceased, and that the said Lucy Alexander, in her will, January 6, 1781, directed that, among other things, 50 acres should be sold and the proceeds divided between her daughters, Lucy Taliaferro, now Lucy FitzHugh, and Mary Thornton, now Mary Posey..."


Alice Thornton

RESEARCHER: Thomas E. Foulks HYPERTEXT [ http://htmlhelp.rootsweb.com/webtree/FO/fodemo.htm ]
Ref: "The Morgan Family" Northern Neck Virginia, copies from W.S. Foulks, Jr. lists Alice Thornton as married to Charles Morgan. Six children are listed William, Charles Morgan Jr., Simon, Benjamin, James, Alice.

Alice Thornton was Charles' first wife. His will lists his second wife as Ann.


William Montpelier Thornton

William Thornton, son of Francis Thornton of Gloucester county, was born December 20, 1717, and removed to Brunswick county. He was a member of the house of burgesses from Brunswick from 1756 to 1768, inclusive. He married, June 25, 1738, Jane Clack, born January 9, 1721, daughter of James Clack, of Brunswick county. His will was proved in Brunswick county, November 23, 1790. [Source:  Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I-IV--Burgesses and Other Prominent Persons]


William Thornton Jr.

RESEARCHER: Thomas E. Foulks HYPERTEXT [ http://htmlhelp.rootsweb.com/webtree/FO/fodemo.htm ]
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Ref: "Virginia Genealogies,"p.19; The Thornton Family by W. G. Stanard

Smithsons and Relatives by Jesse Hezekiah Smithson, Edited by Kenneth Wayne Smithson. This book can be found at the LDS Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City, UT:
    William was a vestryman of Petsworth, Gloucester Co., and owned a good deal of land in that parish. He married three times, but his Bible while giving the date of his marriages and the names and dates of birth of his fi􀅄een children does not give names of his wives. Elizabeth Thorton Carter being the eldest child, as his first marriage took place Aug 24, 1671.

Genealogies of Virginia Families, Volume II, Pages 838-861, The FitzHugh Family, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, (with an introduction by John Frederick Dorman); indexed by Thomas L. Hollowak. Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland, 1981. 5 v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"...And also a deed, August 2d, 1802, from John Taliaferro, Jr., administrator of John Taliaferro, of "Hayes," deceased, who was executor of Mrs. Lucy Alexander, late of King George county, and relict of John Alexander, of "Salisbury," King George, reciting that the said Mrs. Lucy Alexander was the only surviving child of Colonel William Thornton, of King George, many years deceased, and that the said Lucy Alexander, in her will, January 6, 1781, directed that, among other things, 50 acres should be sold and the proceeds divided between her daughters, Lucy Taliaferro, now Lucy FitzHugh, and Mary Thornton, now Mary Posey..."


Charles Morgan

Several entries exist from Richmond Co. about deeded land to sons in Prince William Co. in 1749.

Research notes of Barron Flanary

WILL: Abstract of Wills & Marriages of Fauquier Co, Virginia, 1759-1800; 5 Dec 1758; proved on 22 Sep 1766; (See his father's notes).

DESCENDANTS-RESEARCHER-HYPERLINK: [ http://www.burness.ca/ancestors/ld16.htm#a0 ] Records from John Burness.

RESEARCHER: Lynda Cupido e-mail to T.Mason; 19-Sep-1998; ; Anne Ducan was his second marriage. Also indicates another child named Anthony.

RESEARCHER: Thomas E. Foulks HYPERTEXT [ http://htmlhelp.rootsweb.com/webtree/FO/fodemo.htm ]
Reference: Genealogies of Virginia Families, "Anthony Morgan of Old Rappahannock Co. by M.W. Hiden, p.708. In 1737 the Quit Rent Rolls for Prince William Co. show that Charles Morgan owned 650 acres. In 1749 (Prince William Deed Book M,p.55) he deeded land to his sons Benjamin and James and probably about the same time made similar provisions for sons William, Charles Jr. and Simon. He furnished supplies for the French and Indian Wars (Boogher's Va. Gleanings p.99).

PROBATE: Will Book 1, p.107 Fauquier Co., Va. (W) 5 Dec. 1758 - (Probate) 22 Sep.1766. Lists his 2nd wife, Anne and 8 children: Charles, Simon, William, Benjamin, James, John, Alice and Mary.

Reference: Virginia Wills & Administration 1632- 1800 by Clayton Torrence

Reference: "Northern Neck Virgina" copy from W.S. Foulks, Jr. listed Charles as child of Anthony Morgan.

Reference: Charles Morgan, son of Anthony and Elizabeth (Taylor) Morgan was born Prince William Co., Va. D. 1758 P.W.Co.,Va. He married Alice Thornton daughter of Francis Thornton.


Sarah Alice Thornton

The wife of Charles Morgan is identified as Alice Thornton. However the last child of Francis Thornton who was named Alice was born in 1705. That birth date just does not fit with the birth date of Charles, with her marriage to Charles and with the ages of their children. The birth date of Sarah Alice makes a more likely candidate for the spouse of Charles.