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Isaac Thornburg

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: New Garden Friends Meeting, Guilford County, Province of North Carolina
Death: August 8, 1862 (88)
Home of son Jonathan Thornburg near Neff, Stony Creek Township, Randolph County, Indiana, United States
Place of Burial: Randolph County, Indiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Thornburg and Ann Thornbrugh
Husband of Rebecca Thornburg
Father of John Thornburg; Joab Thornburg; Job Thornburg; Elizabeth Thornburg; Margaret Thornburg and 6 others
Brother of Jane Thornburgh; Edward Thornburg; Joseph Thornburg; Ann Hoggatt (Thornburgh); Margaret Hoggatt (Thornbugh) and 2 others
Half brother of Isaac Thornburgh

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About Isaac Thornburg

From One Thornburg Family at the Millennium (Generation 26-30a):

Isaac Thornburgh (1773)

Isaac Thornburg (1773) and Rebecca Hodgson (1775) were both born in New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina and migrated west to Ohio in 1813.

In 1792, Isaac and Rebecca were married at the Center M.M in New Garden when George Washington served as the first U.S. President.[ii] They had ten children born in New Garden, including Jonathan who is George W. Thornburg’s (1839) father.

On November 2, 1811, the New Garden M.M. gave them a certificate to Fairfield, Ohio M.M.

On September 21, 1815, Isaac’s son John married Susannah Beals at Newberry Meeting House, Clinton County, Ohio. Tucker wrote that the brothers Job, Joab, and John were the first Thornburgs to settle in Randolph County, Indiana (1825).

John Thornburg later established the first gristmill and sawmill in 1827.[iii]

The 1820 Census shows Isaac farming in Green Township, Clinton County, Ohio with four sons and one daughter. The same document shows the family of his son John living nearby.[iv]

On March 26, 1831, Fairfield M.M gave Isaac a certificate to White Water, Indiana M.M. He later became a charter member of Sparrow Creek, Indiana M.M (Poplar Run).

Isaac was a member of the Hardshaw Meeting for Worship until 1834. Isaac remarried Mary Ann (Bunker) Ring and was ‘disowned’ on May 19, 1834 for “accomplishing his marriage contrary to discipline and with a woman that hath another husband living so far as we know.” Isaac and Mary Ann are later shown living with son Jonathan at age 87 in Stoney Creek Township.[v]

Tucker provided the following short biography of Isaac:

“Isaac Thornburg (1775) came to Highland County, Ohio in 1813 and Randolph County, Indiana in 1830. He married Rebecca Hodgson in 1793 and had 12 children, 9 sons, and 3 daughters. Isaac settled 2 miles east of Windsor, entered 160 acres, and died in 1862. He was a Friend, Whig, Antislavery man, Republican, excellent, careful, gentle, mild, and faithful.”[vi]

Isaac Thornburg appeared to be the first to drop the trailing letter ‘H’ from Thornburgh. Isaac's son Joab is the ancestor of Harold Thornburg who authored a Randolph County, Indiana Thornburg family history. Isaac died in 1862 at age 89 and is buried in Jericho Quaker Cemetery.

Isaac and Rebecca’s children were:

  • 1. John Thornburg (1793) - NC
  • 2. Joab Thornburg (1795) - NC
  • 3. Elizabeth Thornburg (1797) – NC
  • 4. Joseph Thornburg (1799) – NC
  • 5. Job Thornburg (1801) – NC
  • 6. Margaret Thornburg (1803) - NC
  • 7. Isaac Thornburg (1805) – NC
  • 8. Edward Thornburg (1807) – NC
  • 9. Alexander Thornburg (1810) - NC
  • 10. Jonathan Thornburgh (1811)–NC **
  • 11. Thomas W. Thornburg (1816) - OH

Birth: Oct. 6, 1773 Guilford County North Carolina, USA Death: Jun. 18, 1862 Randolph County Indiana, USA

Isaac Thornburg came to Highland, Ohio in 1813, and to Randolph County, Indiana in 1830. He settled two miles east of Windsor and entered 160 acres of land. Isaac and most of his family lived in Stoney Creek Township, Randolph County, Indiana and were members of Sparrow Creek (Poplar Run) Monthly Meeting when it was set up. More particularly they were members of the Hardshaw Meeting for worship until it was laid down in 1834.

Family links:

 Joseph Thornburg (1728 - 1800)
 Nancy Armfield Thornburgh (1732 - ____)

 Rebecca Hodgson Thornburg (1773 - 1832)

 John Thornburg (1792 - 1845)*
 Joab Thornburg (1795 - 1883)*
 Elizabeth Thornburg Smithson (1797 - 1876)*
 Job Thornburg (1801 - 1896)*
 Margaret Thornburg Smith (1803 - 1879)*
 Edward W. Thornburg (1807 - 1895)*
 Alexander Thornburg (1810 - 1882)*
 Jonathan Thornburg (1811 - 1880)*
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Burial: Hardshaw Cemetery Windsor Randolph County Indiana, USA

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Created by: Brian Clark Record added: Sep 12, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 41887976

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Isaac Thornburg's Timeline

October 6, 1773
Guilford County, Province of North Carolina
July 19, 1793
Age 19
Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
January 21, 1795
Age 21
Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Age 23
NC, United States
June 14, 1799
Age 25
NC, United States
September 29, 1801
Age 27
NC, United States
September 23, 1803
Age 29
NC, United States
Age 31
NC, United States
Age 33
NC, United States