John Fitzhugh Thornton (1718 - c.1787)

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Birthplace: Lancaster, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States
Managed by: Marianne Terisa Richardson
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About John Fitzhugh Thornton

  • Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A114852
  • Service: NORTH CAROLINA Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE
  • Birth: (CIRCA) 1720 LANCASTER CO VIRGINIA
  • Death: (ANTE) 12- -1787 FRANKLIN CO NORTH CAROLINA
  • Service Source: NC REV WAR PAY VOUCHERS, #166, ROLL #S.115.129
  • Service Description: 1) RENDERED MATERIAL AID

Source: Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., "Will Book A, Franklin County, North Carolina, 1785-1797, Wills, Estates Records, Guardian Accounts", Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., South Boston, Virginia, 1988, 4.

Will Book A, beginning on page 22.

Will of John THORNTON.

Lend to my wife Elizabeth THORNTON during her life or widowhood 1/3 of the plantation where I now live; lend to her 3 negroes

  1. Venus,
  2. Lucy,
  3. Jacob.

After her death, these negroes with their increase to go to 2 youngest sons Willie & Burrill.

To wife 1 feather bed and furniture.

To daughter Agga THORNTON 2 negroes

  1. Beck and
  2. Anney

and their increase; my riding horse, 1 feather bed and the furniture she calls her own.

To son Joshua THORNTON

  1. 1 negro Ned,

1 feather bed and furniture, 1/2 the land in N.C., and 1/2 the land I have in Georgia.

To son Yancey THORNTON

  1. 1 negro Nat,

1 feather bed and furniture, his choice of my horses, 1/2 the land in N.C. and 1/2 the land I have in Georgia including the part my wife to have the use of during her life and after her death to be equally divided between sons Joshua and Yancey THORNTON.

All the rest of estate to be used to discharge debts and remainder to be divided equally among my wife and children:

  1. William THORNTON,
  2. India WHATELY,
  3. Samuel THORNTON,
  4. Winifred GANT,
  5. Solomon THORNTON,
  6. Joshua THORNTON,
  7. Agga THORNTON,
  8. Yancey THORNTON,
  9. Willie THORNTON,
  10. Burrill THORNTON.

Executors: Wife Elizabeth, Charles GANT, Samuel THORNTON. October 5, 1787. His mark. Witnessed: Susanna R. HILL, Thos. HILL, Joshua PERRY. December Court, 1787. -------------------- DAR Ancestor#A114852

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~eastozarka/montague/mtgg37.htm#13210

The Parents of JUDITH "JUDAH" (THORNTON) WHATLEY, who married ORNAN WHATLEY: WILL OF JOHN THORNTON WILLS 1787-l929 FRANKLIN COUNTY, N. C.BOOK A, Page 22

In the name of God Amen.

I JOHN THORNTON of the County of Franklin of State of N. Carolina. I do make and order that my last Will be

I leave to my wife ELIZABETH THORNTON ... and ... of my plantation whereon I now live during her natural life, and I Give to my two youngest sons, Willie and Burwell I give to my daughter Aggie Thornton Item I give to my son Joshua Thornton

Item I give to my son Yancy Thornton and one feather bed and of his choice of all my horses. I also give him the other half of all my lands in the State and in the State of Georgia including the part that my wife is to have the use of for her lifetime and after her death to go to my sons Joshua & Yancy Thornton to be equally divided between them.

It is my will and desire that all the rest of my estate be sold and after all debts being paid, to be equally divided between my WIFE & ALL MY CHILDREN:

  1. William Thornton,
  2. *JUDAH WHATLEY,
  3. Samuel Thornton.
  4. Winifred Gant,
  5. Solomon Thornton,
  6. Joshua Thornton,
  7. Aggie Thornton,
  8. Yancy Thornton,
  9. Willie Thornton, and
  10. Burwell Thornton.

Lastly, I nominate & appoint my wife Elizabeth, Charles Gant, & Samuel Thornton, Executors of my last Will &Testament ... Witnessed on the 5th Day of Oct. 1787

his Susanne P. Hill]JOHN x THORNTON (SEAL) Thomas Hill mark Joshua Perry

Franklin County Nov. 22, 1790

Written Oct. 5, 1787 Recorded Nov. 22, 1790

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John Fitzhugh Thornton's Timeline

1718
June 25, 1718
Lancaster, Virginia, United States
1745
1745
Age 26
1750
February 8, 1750
Age 31
NC
1765
1765
Age 46
1766
January 27, 1766
Age 47
January 27, 1766
Age 47
1785
1785
Age 66
Caswell, North Carolina, USA
1787
December, 1787
Age 69
Franklin, Macon, North Carolina, United States
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