Joana Marie Adams1

F, b. 2 March 1972, d. 30 May 1994
Last Edited7 Mar 2004
Birth*2 March 1972Joana was born on 2 March 1972.1 
Death*30 May 1994Joana died on 30 May 1994 at Worcester Co, MD, at age 22.1 

Citations

  1. [S752] Mrs. Dana Barfield, to M.K. Miles.

James Kent Rayfield Sr.

M, b. circa 1940
Last Edited7 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1940James was born circa 1940. 

John (of Geo P) Bonnewell1

M, b. 20 March 1889
FatherGeorge Parker Bonnewell Jr. b. 1859, d. 1924
MotherMatilda L. Hall b. 1861, d. 1923
ChartsDescendants of Richard Bayley (Gentleman, Craddock Creek)
Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Nicholas Granger (First Families of Virginia)
Descendants of Richard Kellam (Gentleman, Occahannock)
Last Edited12 Sep 2016
Birth*20 March 1889John was born on 20 March 1889 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as John Bonnewell, the son of George P. Bonnewell, an oysterman living in the First District & Matilda his wife. His father gave the information..1 

Citations

  1. [S786] Gail M. Walczyk, Accomack Co, VA, Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume III, 1887-1896.

Harry Hancock

M, b. circa 1885
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1885Harry was born circa 1885. 
Marriage*circa 1910He married Alene Taylor circa 1910.1 

Family

Alene Taylor b. c 1885
Child 1.Hazel Hancock+ b. 1 Dec 1912

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Alene Taylor

F, b. circa 1885
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1885Alene was born circa 1885. 
Marriage*circa 1910She married Harry Hancock circa 1910.1 
Married Namecirca 1910 As of circa 1910,her married name was Hancock. 

Family

Harry Hancock b. c 1885
Child 1.Hazel Hancock+ b. 1 Dec 1912

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

James Porter

M, b. circa 1800
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1800James was born circa 1800 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*22 February 1828He married Martha 'Patty' Marshall on 22 February 1828 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as James Porter and Martha Marshall. No other information was given..2 
Census head*1850James was listed as a head of household in the census of in 1850 at First District, Wor Co, MD. He was shown as James Porter the head of HH#1302, age 50. Listed with him were the following Porters: Patty, age 40; John, age 21; William, age 18; and James, age 14. Also listed was John Jones, a 23 year old clerk..1 

Family

Martha 'Patty' Marshall b. c 1810
Children 1.John Porter b. c 1829
 2.William E. Porter+ b. 9 Mar 1833, d. 19 Apr 1882
 3.James Harry Porter+ b. 5 Oct 1840, d. 19 Aug 1918

Citations

  1. [S585] Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, 1850 Census.
  2. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.

Martha 'Patty' Marshall

F, b. circa 1810
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1810Martha was born circa 1810 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*22 February 1828She married James Porter on 22 February 1828 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as James Porter and Martha Marshall. No other information was given..2 
Married Name22 February 1828 As of 22 February 1828,her married name was Porter. 
Census w/husband*1850Martha was listed with her husband in the census of in 1850 at First District, Wor Co, MD. She was shown as Patty Porter, age 40 in HH#1302 headed by James Porter, age 50..1 

Family

James Porter b. c 1800
Children 1.John Porter b. c 1829
 2.William E. Porter+ b. 9 Mar 1833, d. 19 Apr 1882
 3.James Harry Porter+ b. 5 Oct 1840, d. 19 Aug 1918

Citations

  1. [S585] Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, 1850 Census.
  2. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.

John Porter1

M, b. circa 1829
FatherJames Porter b. c 1800
MotherMartha 'Patty' Marshall b. c 1810
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1829John was born circa 1829 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Census w/parents*1850John was listed with his parents in the census of 1850 at First District, Wor Co, MD. He was shown as John Porter, age 21 in HH#1302 headed by James Porter, age 50..1 

Citations

  1. [S585] Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, 1850 Census.

William E. Porter1

M, b. 9 March 1833, d. 19 April 1882
FatherJames Porter b. c 1800
MotherMartha 'Patty' Marshall b. c 1810
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*9 March 1833William was born on 9 March 1833 at Worcester Co, MD.2 
Census w/parents*1850William was listed with his parents in the census of 1850 at First District, Wor Co, MD. He was shown as William Porter, age 18 in HH#1302 headed by James Porter, age 50..1 
Marriage*2 September 1856He married Sally Hancock, daughter of Daniel Hancock and Abegail Hudson, on 2 September 1856 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as William Porter and Sally Hancock. No other information was given..3 
Death*19 April 1882William died on 19 April 1882 at age 49.2 
Burial*His body was interred at Methodist Ep Ch Cem, Stockton, Wor Co, MD.2 

Family

Sally Hancock b. 19 Mar 1842, d. 4 Apr 1919
Children 1.Mary Porter b. c 1862
 2.Samuel Porter b. c 1864
 3.Nancy Porter b. c 1870

Citations

  1. [S585] Ruth T. Dryden, Worcester Co, MD, 1850 Census.
  2. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.
  3. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.

Sally Hancock1

F, b. 19 March 1842, d. 4 April 1919
FatherDaniel Hancock b. c 1800
MotherAbegail Hudson b. c 1805
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*19 March 1842Sally was born on 19 March 1842 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*2 September 1856She married William E. Porter, son of James Porter and Martha 'Patty' Marshall, on 2 September 1856 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as William Porter and Sally Hancock. No other information was given..2 
Married Name2 September 1856 As of 2 September 1856,her married name was Porter. 
Death*4 April 1919Sally died on 4 April 1919 at age 77.1 
Burial*Her body was interred at Methodist Ep Ch Cem, Stockton, Wor Co, MD.1 

Family

William E. Porter b. 9 Mar 1833, d. 19 Apr 1882
Children 1.Mary Porter b. c 1862
 2.Samuel Porter b. c 1864
 3.Nancy Porter b. c 1870

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.
  2. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.

Daniel Hancock

M, b. circa 1800
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1800Daniel was born circa 1800 at Worcester Co, MD. 
Marriage*17 February 1824He married Abegail Hudson on 17 February 1824 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as Daniel Hancock and Abaline Hudson. No other information was given..1 

Family

Abegail Hudson b. c 1805
Children 1.Sally Hancock+ b. 19 Mar 1842, d. 4 Apr 1919
 2.Laura A. Hancock+ b. c 1847, d. b 1869

Citations

  1. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.

Abegail Hudson

F, b. circa 1805
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1805Abegail was born circa 1805 at Worcester Co, MD. 
Marriage*17 February 1824She married Daniel Hancock on 17 February 1824 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as Daniel Hancock and Abaline Hudson. No other information was given..1 
Married Name17 February 1824 As of 17 February 1824,her married name was Hancock. 

Family

Daniel Hancock b. c 1800
Children 1.Sally Hancock+ b. 19 Mar 1842, d. 4 Apr 1919
 2.Laura A. Hancock+ b. c 1847, d. b 1869

Citations

  1. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.

Mary Porter1

F, b. circa 1862
FatherWilliam E. Porter b. 9 Mar 1833, d. 19 Apr 1882
MotherSally Hancock b. 19 Mar 1842, d. 4 Apr 1919
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1862Mary was born circa 1862 at Worcester Co, MD. 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Samuel Porter1

M, b. circa 1864
FatherWilliam E. Porter b. 9 Mar 1833, d. 19 Apr 1882
MotherSally Hancock b. 19 Mar 1842, d. 4 Apr 1919
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1864Samuel was born circa 1864 at Worcester Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Nancy Porter1

F, b. circa 1870
FatherWilliam E. Porter b. 9 Mar 1833, d. 19 Apr 1882
MotherSally Hancock b. 19 Mar 1842, d. 4 Apr 1919
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1870Nancy was born circa 1870 at Worcester Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Laura A. Hancock1

F, b. circa 1847, d. before 1869
FatherDaniel Hancock b. c 1800
MotherAbegail Hudson b. c 1805
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1847Laura was born circa 1847 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*20 January 1863She married James Harry Porter, son of James Porter and Martha 'Patty' Marshall, on 20 January 1863 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as James H. Porter and Laura A. Hancock. No other information was given..2 
Married Name20 January 1863 As of 20 January 1863,her married name was Porter. 
Death*before 1869Laura died before 1869.1 

Family

James Harry Porter b. 5 Oct 1840, d. 19 Aug 1918
Child 1.Milby J. Porter+ b. c 1864

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.
  2. [S594] Jody Powell, Worcester Co, MD, Marriage Records, 1795-1865.

Milby J. Porter1

M, b. circa 1864
FatherJames Harry Porter b. 5 Oct 1840, d. 19 Aug 1918
MotherLaura A. Hancock b. c 1847, d. b 1869
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1864Milby was born circa 1864 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*18 January 1888He married Cora A. Sturgis, daughter of Thomas Sturgis and Georgianna (-----), on 18 January 1888 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as Milby J. Porter, age 24 and Cora A. Sturgis, age 19..2 

Family

Cora A. Sturgis b. c 1868
Child 1.Nina May Porter b. 4 Sep 1888, d. 14 Jun 1892

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.
  2. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.

Laura Porter1

F, b. July 1871
FatherJames Harry Porter b. 5 Oct 1840, d. 19 Aug 1918
MotherIsabel 'Belle' Waters b. Sep 1848
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*July 1871Laura was born in July 1871 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Anecdote*28 July 1906 According to the DM newspaper of 28 Jul 1906, Miss Laura Porter, after a pleasent visit to her sister, Mrs. Satchel, at Mappsville, returned home last week.1 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

William J. Porter1

M, b. January 1873
FatherJames Harry Porter b. 5 Oct 1840, d. 19 Aug 1918
MotherIsabel 'Belle' Waters b. Sep 1848
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*January 1873William was born in January 1873 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Lived*1906William lived in 1906 at Atlantic, Acc Co, VA.1 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Mattie W. Porter1

F, b. April 1881
FatherJames Harry Porter b. 5 Oct 1840, d. 19 Aug 1918
MotherIsabel 'Belle' Waters b. Sep 1848
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*April 1881Mattie was born in April 1881 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Marriage*circa 1905She married William H. Satchell Sr. circa 1905.1 
Married Namecirca 1905 As of circa 1905,her married name was Satchell. 

Family

William H. Satchell Sr. b. 1879, d. 1948
Children 1.Lillian W. Satchell b. c 1907
 2.William H. Satchell Jr. b. c 1909
 3.Laura Porter Satchell b. c 1912
 4.Fanny L. Satchell b. c 1914

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Cora A. Sturgis1

F, b. circa 1868
FatherThomas Sturgis b. c 1840
MotherGeorgianna (-----) b. c 1840
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1868Cora was born circa 1868. 
Marriage*18 January 1888She married Milby J. Porter, son of James Harry Porter and Laura A. Hancock, on 18 January 1888 at Worcester Co, MD. They were shown only as Milby J. Porter, age 24 and Cora A. Sturgis, age 19..2 
Married Name18 January 1888 As of 18 January 1888,her married name was Porter. 

Family

Milby J. Porter b. c 1864
Child 1.Nina May Porter b. 4 Sep 1888, d. 14 Jun 1892

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.
  2. [S595] Ruth T. Dryden, Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages (including the counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico) 1865-1906.

Thomas Sturgis

M, b. circa 1840
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1840Thomas was born circa 1840. 
Marriage*circa 1860He married Georgianna (-----) circa 1860. 

Family

Georgianna (-----) b. c 1840
Child 1.Cora A. Sturgis+ b. c 1868

Georgianna (-----)

F, b. circa 1840
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1840Georgianna was born circa 1840. 
Marriage*circa 1860She married Thomas Sturgis circa 1860. 
Married Namecirca 1860 As of circa 1860,her married name was Sturgis. 

Family

Thomas Sturgis b. c 1840
Child 1.Cora A. Sturgis+ b. c 1868

Nina May Porter1

F, b. 4 September 1888, d. 14 June 1892
FatherMilby J. Porter b. c 1864
MotherCora A. Sturgis b. c 1868
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*4 September 1888Nina was born on 4 September 1888 at Worcester Co, MD.1 
Death*14 June 1892Nina died on 14 June 1892 at age 3.1 
Burial*Her body was interred at Gunby Presb Ch Cem, Stockton, Wor Co, MD.1 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

William H. Satchell Sr.

M, b. 1879, d. 1948
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*1879William was born in 1879 at Accomack Co, VA.1 
Marriage*circa 1905He married Mattie W. Porter, daughter of James Harry Porter and Isabel 'Belle' Waters, circa 1905.1 
Death*1948William died in 1948.1 
Burial*His body was interred at Pitts Ck Presb Ch Cem, Pocomoke City, Wor Co, MD.1 

Family

Mattie W. Porter b. Apr 1881
Children 1.Lillian W. Satchell b. c 1907
 2.William H. Satchell Jr. b. c 1909
 3.Laura Porter Satchell b. c 1912
 4.Fanny L. Satchell b. c 1914

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Lillian W. Satchell1

F, b. circa 1907
FatherWilliam H. Satchell Sr. b. 1879, d. 1948
MotherMattie W. Porter b. Apr 1881
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1907Lillian was born circa 1907 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

William H. Satchell Jr.1

M, b. circa 1909
FatherWilliam H. Satchell Sr. b. 1879, d. 1948
MotherMattie W. Porter b. Apr 1881
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1909William was born circa 1909 at Accomack Co, VA. 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Laura Porter Satchell1

F, b. circa 1912
FatherWilliam H. Satchell Sr. b. 1879, d. 1948
MotherMattie W. Porter b. Apr 1881
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1912Laura was born circa 1912 at Worcester Co, MD. 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Fanny L. Satchell1

F, b. circa 1914
FatherWilliam H. Satchell Sr. b. 1879, d. 1948
MotherMattie W. Porter b. Apr 1881
Last Edited10 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1914Fanny was born circa 1914 at Worcester Co, MD. 

Citations

  1. [S764] Robert F. Jones,.

Edward Thornton (I)

M, b. circa 1650, d. September 1703
Last Edited26 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1650Edward was born circa 1650. 
Land bought*1677Edward bought land in 1677 at Accomack Co, VA. It appears that all Accomack County Throntons are descended from an Edward Thornton, who purchased 250 acres of Whitelaws tract A140 in 1678. This was land described by John Stockley in his will of 1673 as one neck of land to the northward of Christopher Stanley's plantation, which I give to my wife Elizabeth to be at her own disposing. In 1674 she sold 100 acres at the south end to Edward Vaughan. She then married John Stratton of Northampton County and the next year (1675) they sold the balance as 250 acres to James Powell, who resold to Edward Thornton three years later (1678). This was located north of the present road from Temperanceville to Atlantic, probably nearer the road from Horsey to Atlantic..1 
Marriage*circa 1677He married Patience (-----) circa 1677.2 
Tithable list*1679Edward was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1679. He was shown as Edw'd Thornton, with one tithable. Jno. Stratton and Edw'd Vahun were on the list near him..3 
Will - Witnessed*1682He witnessed a will in 1682 at Accomack Co, VA. In either late 1682 or early 1683 William Stockley, John Stratton & Edward Thornton witnessed the will of Edward Vahan, who left his daughter Elizabeth the plantation where I now live.4
 
Land sold*1685Edward sold land in 1685 at Accomack Co, VA. In 1683 Edward Vahan (wife Ann) left a 150 acre plantation to his daughter Elizabeth, this being 50 acres more than he had bought, but two years later Edward Thornton sold 50 acres to Elizabeth, so perhaps her father had contracted for it before his death. This was part of Whitelaw's tract A140..1 
Tithable list1690Edward was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1690. He was shown on Mr. Tho. Welburne's precints list as Edw'd Thronton, with 1 tithable..5 
Tithable list1691Edward was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1691. Capt. Wallop's precincts for 1691 showed Edw'd Thorneton with 1 tithable..6 
Tithable list1692Edward was on the list of tithables at Accomack Co, VA, for in 1692. He was shown as on Capt. Wallop's precincts list as Edw'd Thronton, with 1 tithable..7 
Will*6 May 1703He made a will on 6 May 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Edward Thornton 100 acres where I now live. Son Thomas. Son Jonathan. To son William 100 acres being the other 1/2 of my 200 acres. Wife Patience residual legatee & Exec. Sons under 18 - Daughters (no names) under 16 - Witt: Thomas Perry, Nathaniel Rackcliffe, Jr., Joseph Staton, Jr. (Note: Mary Frances Carey's Thorton file shows Edward Thornton's will of 1703 names a fifth son as James, who is not in Nottingham's will book.) It appears that present day Thorntons on the mainland of the Eastern Shore can be traced back to either son Edward or William Thornton. According to Whitelaw, Edward got the southern part and William got the northern part of the original tract. All the Thorntons of Chincoteague can be tracted back to their brother James Thornton..2 
Death*September 1703Edward died in September 1703.2 
Probate*6 October 1703Edward's will was probated on 6 October 1703 at Accomack Co, VA.2 

Family

Patience (-----) b. c 1661
Marriage*circa 1677He married Patience (-----) circa 1677.2 
Children 1.Edward Thornton (II)+ b. c 1688, d. Nov 1759
 2.Thomas Thornton b. c 1690
 3.Jonathan Thornton (I)+ b. c 1692, d. b 29 Apr 1746
 4.William Thornton (I)+ b. c 1694, d. Nov 1758
 5.James Thornton+ b. c 1696, d. Jan 1742
 6.(daus_of_Ed'wd_1st) Thornton b. c 1698

Citations

  1. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1234.
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 34 (will of Edward Thornton).
  3. [S701] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1678-1682, Volume 6, p. 65.
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 12 (will of Edward Vahan).
  5. [S702] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1682-1690, Volume 7, p. 321.
  6. [S702] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1682-1690, Volume 7, p. 336.
  7. [S702] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1682-1690, Volume 7, p. 352.

Patience (-----)

F, b. circa 1661
Last Edited26 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1661Patience was born circa 1661. 
Marriage*circa 1677She married Edward Thornton (I) circa 1677.1 
Married Namecirca 1677 As of circa 1677,her married name was Thornton. 
Anecdote*17 April 1678 On 17 April 1678 Darkes Aleworth, aged about 50 years and Patience Thornton, aged about 17 years, testified that they saw a Jane Broade break the foot off a pot. Patience stated: "I did see the wench roll the pot from the quarter house to the great house and took up the foot and fell acrying." Signed Patience (X) Thronton. Jane cried that she was undone and would be hanged "for I have broken the pot foot." Indeed, John Stratton took poor Jane to court and sued her for the pot, but the court determined that there was no cause for action. Could Patience Thornton he have been the young wife of Edward Thronton?2,3 
Will - Husb's*6 May 1703Patience was named in her husband's will on 6 May 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. She was shown as a wife Patience, a residual legatee & Extr. in the will of Edward Thornton..1 

Family

Edward Thornton (I) b. c 1650, d. Sep 1703
Children 1.Edward Thornton (II)+ b. c 1688, d. Nov 1759
 2.Thomas Thornton b. c 1690
 3.Jonathan Thornton (I)+ b. c 1692, d. b 29 Apr 1746
 4.William Thornton (I)+ b. c 1694, d. Nov 1758
 5.James Thornton+ b. c 1696, d. Jan 1742
 6.(daus_of_Ed'wd_1st) Thornton b. c 1698

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 34 (will of Edward Thornton).
  2. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1232 (tract A140).
  3. [S700] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1676-1678, Volume 5, p. xii & p. 99.

William Thornton (I)1

M, b. circa 1694, d. November 1758
FatherEdward Thornton (I) b. c 1650, d. Sep 1703
MotherPatience (-----) b. c 1661
Last Edited1 Apr 2004
Birth*circa 1694William was born circa 1694 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*6 May 1703William was named in his father's will on 6 May 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son William Thornton (under age 18) and given 100 acres in the will of Edward Thornton..1 
Marriage*circa 1743He married Sarah Vernelson (Vernelson?), daughter of Charles (of Gauslin) Vernelson (cordwainer) and Ann (-----), circa 1743. In describing the ownership of tract A140, land between Mappsville and Temperanceville, Whitelaw notes that after Nathaniel Tunnell died in 1739, his wife Sarah married William Thornton. In 1754 there was an involved land suit against William and Sarah Thornton, who were in possession of part of this tract. It resulted in a General Court deed from Woodman Stockley III to Sarah and William Thronton in trust for her son William Tunnell. The title was transferred to William Thornton Jr. (Whitelaw indicates that he was a son of Sarah and William Thornton, but he was probably older than Sarah's son William Tunnell, as so was William Thornton Sr.'s son before he married Sarah) during the life of Sarah and then it was to go to his step-brother, William Tunnell, who finally in 1778 (wife Mary) left to his son Nathaniel..2,3 
Will*14 November 1758He made a will on 14 November 1758 at Accomack Co, VA. To son William. To son David Thornton. Son Thomas Thornton. Grandaughter Jacaman Thornton. Wife Sarah. Daughter Mary Thorp. Two elder sons Exrs. Witt: Bartholomew Taylor, Mary Broadwater, Mary Tunnel, Thomas Matthews. Although his will (wife Sarah) did not mention land, but he was succedded by a son William; however, the son died intestate the next year, his estate being Administered to his wife Anne. Both before and after the turn of the century, a Joshua Thornton was shown by surveys and bounds of adjacent lands to have been the owner, so he may have been the son of the last William..2,4 
Death*November 1758William died in November 1758.2 
Probate*28 November 1758William's will was probated on 28 November 1758 at Accomack Co, VA. William Thornton, heir at law to the testator, & David Thornton qualified.
.2 

Family 1

Children 1.(son_of_Wm.) Thornton+ b. c 1718
 2.William Thornton (II) (Assawoman)+ b. c 1720, d. 1759
 3.David Thornton b. c 1722
 4.Thomas Thornton+ b. c 1724, d. Jan 1767
 5.Mary Thornton b. c 1726

Family 2

Sarah Vernelson (Vernelson?) b. c 1710

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 34 (will of Edward Thornton).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 193 (will of William Thornton).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1232 (tract A140).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1235.

Edward Thornton (IV)1

M, b. circa 1755, d. January 1795
FatherJohn Thornton b. c 1725, d. b 27 Nov 1759
MotherRachel Warrington b. c 1727
ChartsDescendants of Anthony West (First Families of Virginia)
Last Edited26 Apr 2004
Birth*circa 1755Edward was born circa 1755 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Grfath's*8 November 1759Edward was named in his grandfather's will on 8 November 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. Although he was not actually named in his grandfather Edward Thornton Sr.'s will written 8 Nov 1759, he was named at probate on 27 Nov 1759, as William Beavans was named guardian to Edward Thornton, infant heir at law to the testator. This implies that his father John (wife Rachel) had died since his grandfather wrote his will, and being the oldest son of the oldest son, he became the heir at law, and being underage, a guardian was appointed. He could not have been the son Edward named in the will, as that Edward was named an Extr. and would have been of age to have been given that responsibility..1 
Marriagecirca 1775He married Rachel (-----) circa 1775. In describing the ownership of tract A173 (between Wattsville and Atlantic), Whitelaw states that in 1757 Scarburgh Tunnell (wife Elizabeth) left land to his son Washpan (Washburn), and in 1772 he (wife Rachel) left to his brother Charles. Rachel then married Edward Thornton and 6 years later they released her dower interest to Charles, who in 1816 left his land to a son Samuel S. Tunnell. According to Mary Frances Carey, Rachel's maiden name was Warrington..2,3 
Will*2 January 1782He made a will on 2 January 1782 at Accomack Co, VA. Wife Rachel Thornton Exec. To wife whole estate during her widow To son Henry Thornton the place where I now live, & should he offer to sell the land my son John to have it; my desire is that it shall continue in the same name, and for my son John to bequeath it to his proper heirs. 2 sons Henry & John residual legatees. Should my wife be with child that child to have things equal in value to what I have left my son John, & the rest of my estate to be divided between all three. Witt: John Warrington, William Burton, Rachel Thornton..2 
Marriage*circa 1784He married Mary Feddeman, daughter of Meshack Feddeman and Elizabeth Matthews, circa 1784. In ther order of probate of the will of Edward Thornton (wife Rachel), Mary Thornton qualified. His will was written in 1782 and probabted in 1795. Evidently his wife Rachel had died and he had remarried..4 
Death*January 1795Edward died in January 1795.2 
Probate*26 January 1795Edward's will was probated on 26 January 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. In order of probate: "Mary" Thornton qualified..2 
Land cause*4 November 1795Edward was named in a land cause on 4 November 1795 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that a land cause was recorded as follows: Writ of Partition, Edward Thornton, Inf't., by William Warrington his guardian appointed to defend this suit vs Henry Thornton. Whereas one Henry Thornton, father of the said Edward & Henry, was lately seized of 100 acres of land in the Parish of Accomack, and being so thereof seized on the 2 Jan. 1782, made his last will & testament and devised the said premises by the description of the place where he lived, to the said Henry, and being so seized died, by virtue whereof the said Henry entered into the said premises - That the said Edward Thornton, father of the said Edward & Henry, at the time of his death had children to-wit; the said Henry & John & also his wife enscient, who after his death brought a posthumous child, the said Edward, who was unprovided for by settlement, & neither provided for nor disinherited &c.
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Land surveyed*1796Edward's land was surveyed in 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. A survey made the year after his will was probated showed 146 acres, of which the south part of 49 acres went to Edward Thornton and the balance of 97 acres to Henry Thornton..6 

Family 1

Rachel (-----) b. c 1750
Marriagecirca 1775He married Rachel (-----) circa 1775. In describing the ownership of tract A173 (between Wattsville and Atlantic), Whitelaw states that in 1757 Scarburgh Tunnell (wife Elizabeth) left land to his son Washpan (Washburn), and in 1772 he (wife Rachel) left to his brother Charles. Rachel then married Edward Thornton and 6 years later they released her dower interest to Charles, who in 1816 left his land to a son Samuel S. Tunnell. According to Mary Frances Carey, Rachel's maiden name was Warrington..2,3 
Children 1.Henry (of Edw'd) Thornton+ b. c 1775, d. Sep 1816
 2.John Thornton+ b. c 1780, d. Feb 1831

Family 2

Mary Feddeman b. c 1762, d. Sep 1795
Marriage*circa 1784He married Mary Feddeman, daughter of Meshack Feddeman and Elizabeth Matthews, circa 1784. In ther order of probate of the will of Edward Thornton (wife Rachel), Mary Thornton qualified. His will was written in 1782 and probabted in 1795. Evidently his wife Rachel had died and he had remarried..4 
Child 1.Edward Fiddeman Thornton b. Mar 1795, d. Aug 1826

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 195 (will of Edward Thornton Sr.).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 421 (will of Edward Thornton).
  3. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1329 (tract A173).
  4. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 421 (will of Edward Thornton) & p. 429 (will of Mary Thornton).
  5. [S571] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Land Causes, 1728-1825, p. 39.
  6. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1235.

Thomas Thornton1

M, b. circa 1690
FatherEdward Thornton (I) b. c 1650, d. Sep 1703
MotherPatience (-----) b. c 1661
Last Edited12 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1690Thomas was born circa 1690 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*6 May 1703Thomas was named in his father's will on 6 May 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Thomas Thornton (under age 18) in the will of Edward Thornton..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 34 (will of Edward Thornton).

Jonathan Thornton (I)1

M, b. circa 1692, d. before 29 April 1746
FatherEdward Thornton (I) b. c 1650, d. Sep 1703
MotherPatience (-----) b. c 1661
Last Edited26 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1692Jonathan was born circa 1692 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*6 May 1703Jonathan was named in his father's will on 6 May 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Jonathan Edward (under age 18) in the will of Edward Thornton..1 
Marriage*before 1725He married Jane (-----) before 1725.2 
Land inherited*13 March 1730Jonathan inherited land on 13 March 1730 at Wattsville, Acc Co, VA. In his will of this date, Joseph Blake left son Charles Blake 165 acres where I now live & for want of issue to unborn child & for want of heirs to Rachel Wilson. Jonathan Thornton to have free possession of a parcel of land on Jengoteague Branch where he now lives for 14 years, being 150 acres provided he pay the Quit Rents & plant 150 apple trees, and after the expiration of the said 14 years I give the said land to my unborn child & for want of heirs to my brother in law John Morris. To brother Gilbert Morris. Wife Rebecca & brother Dennis Blake Exrs. Witt: Uriah Collins, William Watts, John Melten. According to Whitelaw (tract A174) this could have been the same land that John Blake sold to John Collins Sr. in 1704 and was located on the water, between Atlantic and Wattsville..3,4 
Death*before 29 April 1746Jonathan died before 29 April 1746. It was on this date that Jonathan Thornton, orphan of Jonathan deceased, was bound to Isaac McHenny until he became 18 years of age. This first Jonathan Thornton left no will, nor is there an account of the administration of his estate. Since he left an orphan, he had evidently married and likely had other sons who were over age 18 at the time of his death. One of these was evidently William Thornton, whose descendants have been found in the area of Wallops Neck and would have included a William Thornton of Charles, who married Polly Rowley (m. 1820), widow of William Rowley (m. 1809), and who was the widow of John Young when she married William Rowley. Another son was evidently James Thornton. From tracing other lines, it has been noted that the name Jonathan often turned into John, a name that seems to persist in this line..5 

Family

Jane (-----) b. c 1690
Child 1.Jonathan Thornton (II) b. May 1732

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 34 (will of Edward Thornton).
  2. [S806] Thornton Family Files, Thornton Papers.
  3. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 96 (will of Joseph Blake).
  4. [S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 1331 (tract A174).
  5. [S113] Accomack Co, VA, Court Orders, 1744-53, p. 127.

(daus_of_Ed'wd_1st) Thornton1

F, b. circa 1698
FatherEdward Thornton (I) b. c 1650, d. Sep 1703
MotherPatience (-----) b. c 1661
Last Edited21 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1698(daus_of_Ed'wd_1st) was born circa 1698 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Will - Father's*6 May 1703(daus_of_Ed'wd_1st) was named in her father's will on 6 May 1703 at Accomack Co, VA. They were shown as daughters (no names & under age 16) in the will of Edward Thornton..1 

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 34 (will of Edward Thornton).

William Thornton (II) (Assawoman)1

M, b. circa 1720, d. 1759
FatherWilliam Thornton (I) b. c 1694, d. Nov 1758
Last Edited14 Mar 2004
Birth*circa 1720William was born circa 1720 at Accomack Co, VA. 
Marriage*circa 1755He married Anne (-----) circa 1755.2 
Will - Father's*14 November 1758William was named in his father's will on 14 November 1758 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son William Thronton in the will of William Thornton..1 
Death*1759William died in 1759.2 
Admin of estate*1759Administration of William's estate was filed in 1759 at Accomack Co, VA. Sometime between Dec 1758 and May 1759 Anne Thornton was named to settle the estate of William Thornton. Joseph Feddiman & Warrington Staton were securities.2 

Family

Anne (-----) b. c 1735
Children 1.Joshua Thornton (I)+ b. c 1755, d. Apr 1806
 2.William Thornton b. c 1757
 3.Elizabeth Thornton b. c 1759

Citations

  1. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 193 (will of William Thornton).
  2. [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 170 (adm. of William Thornton).