"Our Thornton Family"
Remembering our Ancestors...through Genealogy!
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Karen Elizabeth (Thornton) Hanson
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To view a list of our Surnames...
Thomas Thornton ~ Genealogy Report...
~ Born: 1712 England, Died: 1792 Virginia ~
(Married Mary Ann Bertrand Ewell,
daughter of Bertrand Ewell & Frances Kenner)
Charles Ewell ~ 1660 England...
(Builder of the Williamsburg Capitol in VA)
Dr./Rev. Thomas Chapman Thornton...
(Private Chaplain to 8th US Pres. Martin
Van Buren...he was also 1st Pres. Of the
Old Centenary College, then in MS)
Francis Wheate ~ 1690 England...
(Married: Mary Mullikan)
John Wheat ~ 1730 Maryland...
(Father of Joseph Wheat who's daughter Elizabeth
Diana Wheat married my 2nd great-grandfather,
Dr./Rev. Thomas Chapman Thornton ~ born
1790 in Dumfries, Prince William County, VA)
Count Charles DeJolie (d'Sailly)
(French Huguenot Refugee)
Rev. John Bertrand & Charlotte DeJolie...
(Married at St. Paul's Cathedral in London,
England, after fleeing France during the
persecution of Louis X1V, then coming to America)
William Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick
(Husband of Maud Fitzgeoffrey)
Hugh Le DeSpencer, Earl of Winchester...
(Born: March 1, 1260 in England)
Sir William Fowler ~ 1330 England
John Fowler ~ 1610 England
Francis Gilman White ~ 1869 SC
John Roddam/Rodham ~ 1522 England
(Married: Lucy Swinburne)
Matthew Rodham ~ 1620 Virginia
(Son of Edmund Rodham & Margaret Grey,
and father of Hannah Rodham who married
Christopher Neale, Sr.)
Christopher Neale, Jr. ~ 1671 Virginia
(Husband of Jane Presley)
Richard Kenner ~ 1673 Virginia
(Husband of Elizabeth Winder)
Rodham Kenner ~ 1671 Virginia
(Ancestor of "Honorable Duncan Fox Kenner"
and husband of Hannah Fox)
Rev. Mason Locke Weems ~ (1759-1825)
(Married my 1st and 2nd cousin 5 times removed,
Frances Ewell, daughter of Col. Jesse Ewell)
~ Parson Weems, invented the now-famous
story of young George Washington cutting
down the Cherry Tree ~ Author of the
"Life of Washington" published in 1800 ~
Ann Weems, daughter of "Parson" Weems
(Married: William Gantt ~ Their daughter,
Wilhelmina Gantt married (her 2nd and 3rd
cousin once removed) my 2nd great-granduncle,
Dr. James B. Carr Thornton)
William Ball, Lord of the Manor
Capt. Joseph Ball & Mary Spencer
(Daughter of Col. Nicholas Spencer who was
appointed "Indian Commissioner" in 1676)
Augustine Washington & Mary Ball
~ Mary (Ball) Washington (mother of our 1st
Pres. George Washington) was the 1st cousin of
my 5th great-grandaunt, Eve Ball ~
Our "Alamo" Ancestor
(James M. Rose ~ son of Dr. Henry Rose
& Frances Taylor Madison...and nephew of
the 4th U.S. Pres. James Madison)
Our Famous American Pioneer
(Col. Daniel Boone ~ son of Spuire Boone
& Sharah MorganAlso connected to this
family line is the 16th U.S. Pres. Abraham
Lincoln & the 34th U.S. Pres. Dwight
Richard Meux Thornton ~ 1788
(Father of Col. John Jones Thornton)
William Thornton, Lord of East Newton
Pocahontas, Indian Princess
(William Thornton "the Immigrant" was the
7th cousin 5 times removed to Pocahontas`
daughter, Pocahontas Rebecca Bolling)
Robert de Bolling
(Married: Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of
Robert de Thornton. He also was the ancestor of
the "First Lady" Edith (Bolling) Galt-Wilson.
Edith's 2nd great-grandfather was John Bolling
who's brother Benjamin Sr. married Martha, a
sister of the 3rd US Pres. Thomas Jefferson)
Lady Diana Frances (Spencer) Windsor,
Princess of Wales ~ (1961-1997)
Elizabeth 1, Queen of England ~ (1533-1603)
(Daughter of Henry V111 Tudor, King of
England and his 2nd wife, Anne Boleyn)
Edward 1 "Longshanks", King of England
(My 24th great-grandfather)
William 1, "The Conqueror" ~ (1027-1087)
Alfred the Great ~ (849-899)
(King of the West Saxons)
Charlemagne, "Charles the Great" (742-814)
(King of Franks and son of "Pepin the Short")
Alexander the Great ~ (356-323 BC)
(King of Macedonia and Conqueror
of the Persian Empire)
(Mark A. "Great Papa" Mills ~ born 1854
was the father Thomas Elias Mills who married
Mary Elizabeth McCary)
Shrewsbury Family ~ Davis Creek, WV
(Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia)
John "Ivan" Feodorow/Feodorov ~ Russia...
(married Anna Barborka/Borhoris ~ Czechoslovakia)
Hanson Family ~ Norway line...
(Borild Ellingsen was born in 1640, died on
January 19, 1721 in Bjerkreim Parish)
Hanson Family ~ South Dakota line
(Peder Bertinius "Peter/Pete" Hanson & Hilda
Bertia Iverson from Norway were the parents
of Henry Johan/John "Hank" Hanson ~ SD)
Moxley Family ~ Georgia
Thomas Thornton & James Kempe
(Partners in the "Republican Journal" and the
"Dumfries Weekly Advertiner" in Dumfries,
Prince William County, Virginia ~ 1796
Our Brick Wall:
Parents, wife of Charles DeJolie (d'Sailly)
Parents, siblings of Thomas Thornton
(Husband of Mary Ewell)
Thornton, Holmes County, Mississippi
(Founder: Dr. B. Charles B. Thornton)
Ella Bedell ~ VA/MS/TX...
(Married: Dr. Martin Van Buren Thornton)
Mertie/Myrtie Elizabeth Bush ~ Texas...
(Married: Thomas Charles Thornton, Sr.)
Robert Lee Thornton
Former Major of Dallas, Texas from 1953-61
(Also the "R.L. Thornton" Freeway
in Dallas was named for him)
William Thornton ~ Architect
(Also a Physician, Painter and Inventor)
~ He designed the U.S. Capitol and the
Library Company of Philadelphia building ~
Lt./Gen. Richard S. Ewell
Last Will & Testament:
(My 4th great-grandfather)
John Wheat ~ 1843
Isaac White, Sr. ~ 1801
Godfrey Fowler, Sr.~ 1743
Henry Ellis Fowler, Sr.~ 1808
Col. William Ball ~ 1680
Capt. William Ball ~ 1694
Thornton, Taylor, Ball, Fowler, Conway, etc.
Please click button to view Photo Album!
(Fowler, White, Gault, Peek, Stinson-Hill,
Calhoun, Thornton, Mills, Iverson, Hanson, etc.)
Rev. Thomas Thornton ~ 1712-1792
(Churchyard in Prince William County, VA)
Thornton FamilyTombstone Pix's
~ Hempstead, Waller County, Texas ~
Hanson/Galster/Peters Family~South Dakota
Famous Western Heroes & Pioneers
(Buried in South Dakota ~ Tombstone Pix's)
(Lancaster County, Virginia)
(William Brewster & Isaac Allerton)
Mary and Ann
Passenger List ~ French Huguenot Refugee
Count Charles DeJolie "Mons'r d'Sailly"
(My 8th great-grandfather)
Civil War Cooking Recipes
Civil War Song Lyrics
(All Quiet Along the Potomac, Come all ye
Southern Soldiers, Southern Soldier Boy, etc.)
Civil War Poems
Civil War Timeline
List of the Mississippi Infantry Units
(6th Mississippi Regiment ~ Battle of Shiloh)
Dr. Martin Van Buren Thornton
(Army Surgeon for the Confederate States)
4th Sgt. Adolphus Coleman White
(Leg was amputated as the result of stepping
on a land mine ~ Battle of Deep Bottom)
Civil War Memorial Page
(Tribute to our Ancestors)
World War I:
Lt. Penn Bedell Thornton, Jr
(US Army - Was in Siberia November 11, 1918
on Veterans` Day, then called Armistice Day ~
Major in the Air Corps Intelligence in WW 11)
World War II & Korean War:
S/Sgt. Thomas Charles Thornton, Jr
~ Nearly 30 years: Merchant Marines/
Army/Army-Air Force/Air Force ~
(Ret. USAF ~ "Pop" Thornton served in:
Iceland, England, France, Scotland, Japan,
Okinawa, Korea, Hawaii, Greenland, Illinois,
California, Texas, etc.)
~ A war hero (my daddy) was the
recipient of numerous decorations including the
"Silver Star" and "Purple Heart" ~
Cuban Missile Crisis:
Spec.5 (E-5) Edward Henry Hanson, Sr
(U.S. Army ~ Served in: California
Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida and Greenland)
Southwest Asia~Persian Gulf War:
S/Sgt. David Lawrence Shrewsbury, Sr
U.S. Army, "Operation Desert Shield/Storm"
~ 1991 Liberating the Republic of Kuwait ~
(Served in: North & South Caroline, Georgia,
Alaska, Germany, Saudi Arabia, etc.)
~ Previous to his Army life, Dave (my nephew)
served four honorable years in the U.S. Navy ~
"A Soldier and His Wife"
Patriot Song Lyrics & Authors:
America, America The Beautiful,
God Bless America & God Bless the USA
(Authors ~ Irving Berlin, Katherine Lee Bates)
The Star Spangled Banner, Grand Ol' Flag,
Stars & Stripes Forever, Yankee Doodle Dandy
(Authors, Francis Scott Key & John Philip Sousa)
The Battle Hynn of the Republic,
From the Halls of MontezunaAuthors Bio.
Our Country & Our Flag:
Folding the America Flag ~ "Old Glory"
(Thirteen steps and their symbols)
Elizabeth "Betsy" (Griscom) Ross (1752-1836)
~ Was called upon by the flag
committee formed by the Continental Congress
to sew the 1st American Flag ~
Wars before and after the 16th Century
Constitution of the United States
Declaration of Independence ~ July 4, 1776
(Transcript & Photo)
Declaration of Independence signers...
(Richard Henry Lee & Matthew Thornton)
Autobiography by Thomas Jefferson...
(Discussion of the "Declaration of
Independence" ~ July 6, 1821
Former United States Presidents:
(Interesting Fact: Height of U.S. Presidents...
Abraham Lincoln was the tallest at 6'4".
James Madison the shortest at 5'4")
1st Pres. George Washington
(Our cousin, and probably your too!)
12th Pres. Zachary Taylor...
16th Pres. Abraham Lincoln
(Genealogy Report, etc.)
35th Pres. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Sr
(Pedigree Chart, Jackie's Will, Tribute to John Jr.)
Presidential Miscellaneous Items:
Lyrics to the song
(Hail to the Chief ~ aka: The Presidential March)
White House Pets of the First Families
Still to come!
Tips for new Genealogist:
(How-to find your ancestors and much more!)
~ This section will be open soon...
Hope it will be of help to you ~
Genealogy is Fun!...Genealogy is Sharing!
~ Our Family History is something
we can leave behind that our love-ones will
"Treasure" for "Generations" to come ~
Helpful Genealogy Research Items:
Genealogy research Abbreviations
Court Records Abbreviations
Blank Genealogy Charts:
(Helpful in putting the pieces together)
Family Group Chart
Family Tree Chart
Birth Immunization Chart
Genealogy for Kids & Teens:
Family Group Charts Made Easy!
"The Elusive Ancestor"
"My Mother's Garden"
"The Genealogist's Psalms"
Murphy's Law of Genealogy
Computer Fun Stuff!
Jokes"Word Not Perfect"
Typing"Test Your Skills" Here!
Games to play for the whole Family
(Checkers, Tic-Tac-Toe, Concentration, etc.)
Years Gone By:
Depression years of the Forties
(War Stamps, Rations, Music & Movies, etc.)
Fun in the Fifties
(Sock Hops, Hula Hoops, Poodle Skirts, etc.)
Those Tye-Dye years of the Sixties
(The Beatles, Beatniks, Beads, VW Bug, etc.)
(All about him, his life, family, music, movies,
photos, tomb inscription ~ Will & Family Tree)
(Movies, Last Will & Testament, etc.)
The Lone Star State:
Hey ya'll (yawl) ~ How bout` my Texas
(Southern Talk, State Song, The Alamo,
Dallas Cowboys, Bluebonnets, etc.)
Time to Kick up your Heels!
Country Western Line Dancing Instructions
(Texas Stomp, Slapping Leather, etc.)
Let's go to the Kitchen:
Mama Thornton's Favorite Recipes
(Yellow Cake, Pie Shell, Meringue & Cookies)
Karen's "7/Up & Lime Sherbet Punch"
Charlene's "Delicious Meatloaf"
Margaret's "Awesome Potato Salad"
(Also...Egg Salad & Macaroni Salad)
Our Family Pet Corner:
("Mom's Princess Taffy 11, Of Kings")
Ed & Margaret's Pomeranian
("Tiny King of Hanson's" ~ father of Taffy 11)
Charlene's cute doggie, "Shadow"
(Tan 4 year old, 1/2 Beagle-1/2 Golden Retriever)
Elizabeth's Kitty Cat
(An adorable black kitten called, "Midnight")
Jo-Ann & Walt's sweet dog, "Heidi"
(Rare brown/white 8 year old female Boston Terrier)
David & Barbara's two family dogs
("Brutus" a 9 year old black/brown/white male
Basset Hound ~ "Dave's Ms Spiker" a 8 year
old black/rust female Rottweiler, aka: "Spike")
(Fun things to do for all ages!)
Nursery Rhymes & Song Lyrics
Games for indoor/outdoor enjoyment
Crafts for a rainy day
Holiday Fun & Special Occasions:
(Crafts, Decorations, Traditions, Photos, etc.)
(Also...New Years, Valentines Day,
St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving,
4th of July, Birthdays, School Days,
~ Looking forward to hearing from you ~
Karen Elizabeth (Thornton) Hanson
and son, Ed Hanson, Jr.
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