Leisel Lafate Thornton

about 1807–1885 (Age 78)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Leisel Lafate

Leisel Lafate Thornton was born about 1807, in South Carolina, United States. He married Sarah Austin in 1832. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died in 1885, in Giles, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Leisel Lafate Thornton
1807–1885
Sarah Austin
1811–1888
Marriage: 1832
Lloyd Thornton
1833–
Lofton Thornton
1833–
John Richard Thornton
1839–
Elizabeth F. Thornton
1834–1910
Sarah Jane Thornton
1839–
Thomas L. Thornton
1842–
Andrew Washington Thornton
1845–1900
Mary Martha Thornton
1847–1922
William Silas Thornton
1850–1932
Anna Malissa Thornton
1852–1934

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1832
children

(10)

    Lloyd Thornton

    Male1833–Male

    Lofton Thornton

    Male1833–Male

    Female1834–1910Female

    John Richard Thornton

    Male1839–Male

    Sarah Jane Thornton

    Female1839–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 15

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 22

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leesel Thornton, "United States Census, 1840"
  • ?? Thornton, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Leesel Thornton, "United States Census, 1860"

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