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John Thornton was born on February 4th, 1858 in Glasgow, Barren Co. Kentucky.1   John Thornton's father is William A. Underwood and his mother was Nancy Nelson.  His paternal grandfather was Abraham Hiram Underwood and his paternal grandmother is Mary Roark. He had two brothers and four sisters, named Thomas A., William H., Mary Jane, Sarah, Elizabeth G. and Nancy Ann.  He was the oldest of the seven children. He had six half-brothers and two half-sisters, named Andrew Jackson, Rufus, George Alfred, Ollie, Ellis W., Matson, Maude Alice and Nora.  He died at the age of 70 on April 30th, 1928 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa.1 

John Thornton's family with Mary Elizabeth Elliott

‌John Thornton and Mary Elizabeth were married in a religious ceremony on October 15th, 1883 in LaRue Co., Kentucky.1   They had five sons and a daughter, named William Edgar, Malcolm Lee, Ivy Oriel, Archie Elliott, Sanford Thomas and Eva Maye.

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