When Lucy Emaline Thornton was born in 1825, in Troup, Georgia, United States, her father, James Able Thornton, was 51 and her mother, Sarah Emmeline Griggs, was 34. She married Andrew Jackson Scogin on 11 September 1845, in Troup, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in October 1846, at the age of 21.
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename is most frequent in northern England, especially Yorkshire, where there are at least 16 possible sources for the surname.
Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ (see Skehan ).
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ (see Drennan ).