Annie Stewart Brighton

14 March 1842–10 June 1919 (Age 77)
Gartsherrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Annie Stewart

When Annie Stewart Brighton was born on 14 March 1842, in Gartsherrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Brigton, was 34 and her mother, Elisabeth Stuart, was 33. She married Robert Thornley on 12 February 1859, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 10 June 1919, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Thornley
Annie Stewart Brighton
Marriage: 12 February 1859
Robert Brighton Thornley
John Stewart Thornley
William Thornley
Helen Thornley
Annie Elizbeth Thornley
Seth Thornley
Thomas Thornley
James Brighton Thornley
George Thornley
Samuel Thornley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 February 1859Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1851 · Brigham City is Settled
    Age 9
    In 1851, Brigham City is settled and named after Brigham Young.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Breighton in East Yorkshire, on the river Derwent. This place is named with Old English beorht ‘bright’ or an unattested personal name Beohta + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. The surname is unlikely to derive from Brighton in Sussex, which was known as Brighthelmestone until the end of the 18th East Anglia, a nickname from Middle English bright + eien ‘bright eyes’.English:

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

    Story Highlight

    Annie Stewart Brighton

    Annie Brighton was born March 14, 1840 in Airdrie, New Monkland, Scotland to Robert Brighton and Elizabeth Stewart. Married Robert Thornley March 24, 1858. They had ten children: eight sons and two da …

    Sources (43)

    • Annie Thornley in household of Robert Thornley, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Annie Brighton in entry for Robert B Thornley and Josephine Nelson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Annie Brighton in entry for Samuel Thornley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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