John Thornley (1822 - 1907)

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About John Thornley

(son of Thomas Thornley and Miss Bolton of Leyland, Lancashire, England). Born June 25, 1822, Leyland. Came to Utah 1854.

   Married:	Martha Seed November 25, 1843, Preston, England. (daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Seed of Preston). She was born September 22, 1819.
   Their children:
           William G. born August 18, 1848;
           Elizabeth Ann born June 24, 1851, married Daniel B. Harris;
           Mary Ellen born June 8, 1853, married William Mocker;
           Martha Seed born December 11, 1857, married Benjamin B. Heywood;
           John W. born May 19, 1859, married Josephine King;
           Alice born December 7, 1860, married Charley Cox;
           Jane born June 13, 1862, married Harry Aldous.
   Family home Kaysville, Utah.

Senior president of seventies 1857-92; high priest; ordained patriarch by George Teasdale December 12, 1896. Pioneer dry farmer. Settled on Kay’s Creek in 1855, and from there moved to Kaysville. Died December 1, 1907. Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 425
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1212
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John Thornley's Timeline

1822
June 25, 1822
1851
June 24, 1851
Age 28
Preston, Lancashire, UK
1853
June 8, 1853
Age 30
1859
May 19, 1859
Age 36
Kaysville, Davis, UT, USA
1907
December 1, 1907
Age 85