Ella F. Thornley

Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Ella F.

When Ella F. Thornley was born in 1844, in Virginia, United States, her father, Aaron Thornley, was 41 and her mother, Mary M. Buckner, was 30. She lived in Caroline, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Wythe, Virginia, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Thornley
Mary M. Buckner
Thomas William Thornley
Frances A. Thornley
Mary J. Thornley
Ella F. Thornley
Mollie Thornley
Lewis Thornley
Allen Thornley
Edwin Thornley
Charles Thornley

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
Age 0
In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
Age 2
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 31
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Thornley in Lancashire, so named from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Ella Thornly in household of Aron Thornly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ella F Thornby in household of Aaron Thornby, "United States Census, 1850"

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