Levi Thornton

19 May 1819–2 July 1889 (Age 70)
Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Levi

When Levi Thornton was born on 19 May 1819, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George W Thornton, was 54 and his mother, Mary Polly Lowe, was 49. He married Eliza Ann Terman on 6 July 1837, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States in 1869. In 1850, at the age of 31, his occupation is listed as brick layer and farmer in Sullivan, Missouri, United States. He died on 2 July 1889, in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Levi Thornton
1819–1889
Eliza Ann Terman
1820–1896
Marriage: 6 July 1837
Ephraim Thornton
1838–1858
Martha Jane Thornton
1840–1912
John Andrew Jackson Thornton
1842–1915
Mary Catherine Thornton
1846–1871
Hyrum Thornton
1847–1847
Lydia Ann Thornton
1848–1924
Joseph Brigham Thornton
1850–1910
Eliza Ann Thornton
1852–1937
Levi Thornton Jr
1854–1854
Elvira Thornton
1855–1860
Sarah Rachel Thornton
1856–1927
Levi Jedediah Thornton
1857–1938
William Heber Thornton
1858–1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1837Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1827
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 20
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    Name Meaning

    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 ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Thornber
    Thorton
    Skehan

    Story Highlight

    EXCERPTS FROM LIFE HISTORY OF LEVI THORNTON, SECOND HUSBAND OF ANN ELIZA LOGAN SECRIST THORNTON

    Note: Excerpts from the life story of Levi Thornton, as he wrote it, are of interest to the history of Ann Eliza Logan, as it tells of his marriage to and life with Ann Eliza Logan after the death of …

    Sources (39)

    • Levi Thornton, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Levi Thornton in entry for William H Thornton and Euphemia M Wheeler, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Levi in entry for Levi Thornton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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