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Daniel Thornton

Daniel Thornton

Male 1733 - 1793  (59 years)

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  • Name Daniel Thornton 
    Born 11 Nov 1733  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1793  Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Thornton Lot, Atwood Avenue (Route 5), Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6277  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father John Thornton,   b. Abt 1690, of, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1745, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Abigail Clemence,   b. 4 Dec 1695, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 6 Jul 1782, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1716  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Pearce,   b. 1736, prob, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1819, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1753  , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ephraim Thornton,   b. 17 Jan 1754, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Jun 1793, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 39 years)
     2. Susanna Thornton,   b. Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Solomon Thornton, 2nd,   b. Abt 1755, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1832, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +4. Anstis Thornton,   b. Aft 1759, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1832, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 71 years)
    +5. Mehitable Thornton,   b. 1763, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1825, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +6. Abigail Thornton,   b. 13 Oct 1765, of, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1844, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +7. Henrietta Thornton,   b. Abt 1775,   d. 16 Mar 1846, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +8. Dinah Thornton,   b. Abt 1777, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1839, Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3553  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Nov 1733 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1753 - , , Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1793 - Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Thornton Lot, Atwood Avenue (Route 5), Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: "John Smith, the Miller, of Providence Rhode Island: Some of His Descendants," by Charles William Farnham, in Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, from Rhode Island Periodicals (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983), 2:8.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Mary Whipple," email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 13 May 2003.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Daniel Thornton," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 23 Jun 2003. Cites Abstracts of Johnston, RI Wills by Nellie M. Beaman, RI Genealogical Register, April 1981, which reads:
      THORNTON, Daniel, of Johnston, yeoman. Will dated 18 June 1793, he died 14 July 1793, pgs 274-278. Mentions: wife Susannah {Pearce} Thornton. Sons Ephraim Thornton dec. & Solomon Thornton. Daughters Anstis Arnold, Mehitable, Abigail, Susanna, Henritta, & Dinah--no surnames last 5. Granddaughter Amey Thornton under 21 daughter of Ephraim Thornton dec. 5 Grandchildren, children of my son Ephraim, viz: Daniel, Jencks, Waterman, Ephraim, & Charles under 21. Grandchildren Benoni Thornton & William Thornton both under 21. Daughter-in-law Alce Thornton who recd privilege of living in my sons Ephraim's house. Brother-in-law Charles Dyer co exec. with wife.

      Also cites Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850 (birth [11 Nov 1733 in Providence, RI]); DAR Lineage Books (birth [1734 in Providence], marriage); Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index (birth [1734 in Providence], death, burial).

      !SOURCE: Email from Matthew Fatale (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 4 Sep 2007. Cites a photograph of Daniel's gravestone, which gives his birth date as 9 Nov 1734.

      !SOURCE: James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 2, Providence, part 1, p. 249. Gives birth 11 Nov 1734.



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