Francis G Thornton, III (c.1714 - 1749)

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Birthplace: Snow Creek, Essex, Virginia
Death: Died in Spottsylvania, Virginia
Occupation: Colonel
Managed by: Martin Weller
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About Francis G Thornton, III

The old Barbary pirate tale was that his tongue had been cut out and Francis Thornton, III took pity on him and offered When the pirate died, Thornton buried him. The gold he reportedly had was never found. The Thornton family was destitute after the Civil War and the cook had a vision in which she saw the gold buried between two oak trees. There are many holes between oak trees at Fall Hill today, but the gold has never been found!

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Col. Francis Thornton, lll, of Fall Hill's Timeline

1714
1714
Essex, Virginia
1736
September 3, 1736
Age 22
Albemarle, Virginia
1737
1737
Age 23
Far Hill, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
1740
June 22, 1740
Age 26
Westmoreland, Virginia
1742
November 22, 1742
Age 28
Spotsylvania Co., Va
1743
1743
Age 29
Spotsylvania Co, VA
1747
1747
Age 33
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
1748
1748
Age 34
Spotsylvania Co, VA
1749
April 7, 1749
Age 35
Spottsylvania, Virginia
April, 1749
Age 35
Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States