Hancock County ILGenweb
Thomas C. Thornton
Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried
Thomas C. Thornton, farmer; P. O., Augusta; was born in North Carolina in
1824, and has followed farming through life. He came to this county in 1858; was married in Precise county, N. C., in 1845, to
Rachel Smith, born in N. C. in 1820 and died in 1876. They had 9 children—Oliver C., Martha A., Jacob B., Cleopatra, John H.,
Sanford V., Lona M. and Victoria, deceased. In 1878 he married again. He came to this county in 1858, where he now owns 60 acres of
good farm land. He belongs to the M. E. Church, is a Freemason, and a Democrat.
Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois
Author: By TH. Gregg
Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.
Copyright 2007 Susan Cheney; all rights reserved.