About Horace Thornton
"...Thornton, Horace – (8th Ten) Born May 7, 1822, at Hinsdale, Catteraugus Co., N.Y., to Ezra and Harriet Goodrich Thornton. He joined the Church in 1836 at Kirtland, Ohio, and followed the Saints to Nauvoo, and then to Winter Quarters. While crossing the plains, Thornton was a member of the cannon crew, a night guard and hunter. He was chosen for the advance company that entered Salt Lake Valley July 22, 1847. After arriving in the valley, he lived in Springville, Utah Co.; Parowan, Iron Co.; and Glenwod, Sevier Co., and then was called to do temple work in St. George and later in Manti. He was a member of the 69th Quorum of Seventy. He died at Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah, on March 21, 1914, at age 91..."