Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Thornton

Male 1807 -


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  • Name John Thornton 
    Born 28 May 1807  , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 21 Jun 1807  Elland, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Apple River, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number 00101-5654.1 
    Died Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4529  Generations
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Thomas Thornton,   b. 1782, Mirfield, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Dumfries Township, Gore District, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Sarah (Sally) Dransfield,   b. 1785, Mirfield, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 23 Jul 1804  Thornhill, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F29040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Shirk,   b. 1814, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1635] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1860 8th Census, Census Place: Courtland, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: M653_189; Page: 700; Family History Library Film: 803189 Post Office Apple River.
      Jno Thornton 53 England
      Susanna 46 Canada

    2. [S2302] England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (Ancestry.com).
      John Thornton
      Gender:Male
      Birth Date:28 May 1807
      Baptism Date:21 Jun 1807
      Baptism Place:Elland,York,England
      Father:Thomas Thornton
      Mother:Sally
      FHL Film Number:990608

    3. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 241.

    4. [S1803] England, Marriages, 1538-1973, ).
      Thomas Thornton
      GenderMale
      Marriage Date24 Jun 1804
      Marriage PlaceThornhill, York, England
      SpouseSarah Dransfield
      FHL Film Number1542085
      Reference IDpg130rn156

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1807 - , Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Jun 1807 - Elland, , Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Apple River, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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