Phebe Thornton

10 October 1792–
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Thornton was born on 10 October 1792, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elijah Thornton, was 41 and her mother, Phebe Wright, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Thornton
1751–1796
Phebe Wright
1766–
Theodotia S. Thornton
1787–1851
Walter Wait Thornton
1790–1863
Phebe Thornton
1792–
Philothetia Thornton
1795–
Emila Thornton
1797–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 8

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 33

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Phebe Thornton, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"
  • Phebe Thornton, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Phebe Thornton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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