Is your surname Thornley?

Research the Thornley family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Related Projects

Robert Thornley

Immediate Family:

Son of John Thornley and Hellen Thornley
Brother of John Thornley; Alice Thornley; Mary Thornley; Thomas Thornley; William Thornley and 1 other

Managed by: Carson Jared Wheeler
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Robert Thornley

Biographical Summary:

Robert Thornley (son of John Thornley and Helen Langton). Born June 3, 1830, Leyland, Lancastershire, England. Came to Utah October 1, 1855. John Hindley company.

Married: Annie Brighton March 24, 1858 (daughter of Robert Brighton and Elizabeth Stewart), who was born in 1840, and came to Utah in October 1857, with the Israel Evans handcart company.

Their children:

  1. Robert Brighton born December 11, 1861, married Annie G. Teer April 8, 1891;
  2. John Stewart born January 8, 1864, married Liddy Baker November 1895;
  3. William born January 26, 1866, married Emma Clark June 6, 1894;
  4. Helen born June 29, 1868, married W. J. Timmins June 24, 1891;
  5. Annie born July 13, 1870, married Walter White August 29, 1894;
  6. Seth born October 1, 1872, married Alice Glazier July 20, 1904;
  7. Thomas born October 29, 1874, married Pearl Gammon;
  8. James born May 16, 1877, married Mary Smith May 23, 1900;
  9. George born March 18, 1880;
  10. Samuel born July 20, 1882, married Etta Barnet November 28, 1906.

Family home Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, and all are living (1913).

High Priest; Sunday school and ward teacher for 31 years; missionary. Member of Utah militia. One of the first nine families settled at Smithfield, where he helped to survey and lay out the city. Worked on the tabernacle and temple at Logan.

SOURCE: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1212

view all

Robert Thornley's Timeline