17 March 1808–12 April 1885 (Age 77)
Blaris, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
When Mary Kennedy was born on 17 March 1808, in Blaris, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, her father, John Kennedy, was 33 and her mother, Martha Clendinneg, was 24. She married William Collins Thornton on 8 March 1830. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 12 April 1885, in Avoca, Cass, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Avoca Cemetery, Cass, Nebraska, United States.
Our history of the Thornton family must being with Henry Thornton, born 9 January 1755; who married Sarah Walker. To this union at least one son was born at Blaris, Down, Ireland, named Arthur Thornt …
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