Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Sarah Thornton

Female Abt 1704 - Aft 1793  (~ 90 years)


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  • Name Sarah Thornton  [1
    Birth Abt 1704  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Aft 1793  Drysdale Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I85586  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Francis Thornton,   b. 4 Jan 1682, "The Hills", Gloucester County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Feb 1758, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Kenyon,   b. Abt 1688, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1758, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F15511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Mother Anne Kenyon,   b. Abt 1688, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1758, Brunswick Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Slaughter,   b. Abt 1696, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1756 and 1762, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1740  St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Slaughter,   b. Between 1740 and 1742, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt Mar 1812, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 72 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Lucy Slaughter,   b. 1739, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F18554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Charles Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1699, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 2 Mar 1734, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1720  St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1720, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1782, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 63 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Sarah Taliaferro,   b. 8 Oct 1727, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Jan 1784, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Catherine Taliaferro,   b. Abt 1730, St. Mary's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Feb 1762, Ormesby, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 32 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      "The Will of Reuben Thornton", Vol. 43, Va. Mag. Hist.
      In 1768 the Will of Reuben Thornton was probated in Caroline; in it he mentions brother in law Thomas Slaughter, sister Sarah Slaughter, and nephew Thomas Slaughter, to whom he leaves a legacy of fifty pounds sterling "provided he brings no account against my estate that is now subsisting between us".
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      URL: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/quarterly/v04n3/pg1 57-164.txt
      URL title: The Thornton Family(1); Wm. and Mary Qrtly., Vol. 4, No. 3
      Note:
      "In the name of God, I Reuben Thornton of Drysdale Parish in the County of Caroline being sick and weak but of sound and disposing mind for settling my temporal affairs to make and ordain this my last will and testament Hereby revoking all other wills by me before made. Imprimis. I lend to my dear wife Elizabeth Thornton . . . (land beginning at Green Swamp to my mill pond) . . . to contain [?] on west side with Capt. Wm Buckner's line . . . Thence to the river and down to Peter Thornton's line to the Beginning . . . her dower out of her former husband's estate . . .
      Item. I give to my beloved brother John Thornton all that tract of land lying in Culpeper which he has now in his possession . . .
      Item. I give to my nephew James Taylor . . .
      Item. I give to my niece Mary Woodford . . .
      Item. I give to my nephew Thornton Washington . . . Slaves to remain under direction of my brother John Thornton till the said Thornton Washington shall marry or arrive at the age of 21 years, and then to him and his heirs forever. And if the said Thornton Washington shall die before he marries or becomes of age . . . I give the said . . . to be equally divided between my nieces Betty Thornton and Lucy Thornton . . .
      Item. I give to my beloved sister Sarah Slaughter . . .
      I give to Reuben Thornton son of Anthony Thornton but if the said Reuben Thornton shall die before my said wife, then my will is that . . . be divided between my three nephews George, William and John Thornton.
      Item. I give to my nephew Richard Buckner . . .
      Item. I give to my nephew Francis Thornton £50. Item.
      I give to my niece Lucy Gilmer [daughter of Thomas Walker] £50; but do not intend that legacy to be any bar against Dr. Geo Gilmer in his charge as attending me as physician.
      Item. I give to my niece Mildred Washington £50.
      Item. I give to Francis Hermes [?] £50.
      Item. I give to Dr. Hugh Mercer £20 . . . and the residue to be equally divided between my three nephews George Thornton, Wm. Thornton and John Thornton . . .
      Lastly I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Elizabeth Thornton, my beloved brother John Thornton, my two nephews James Taylor and George Thornton, and friend Wm. Woodford Executrix and Executors of this my last will and testament.
      "In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this 23d day of March 1768.
      REUBEN THORNTON". [Seal]
      "Signed sealed and published in the presence of Wm Buckner, Matthew Gale Jr., Anthony Thornton, Geo Todd."
      [Proved] Carolina May court, 1768.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family , Page 254
      Note:
      The will of Charles Taliaferro, St. Mary's Par., Caroline County, Virginia, dat. Mar. 2, 1734, wit. by Thomas Slaughter and Wm. Berry, and owned by Dr. A. G. Grinnan, gives wife Mary 300 a. of tract on which he lives with 7 negroes, household goods and live stock.
      To gr. dau. Mary Taliaferro 200 a. Spots. Co. and a negro girl.
      To gr. dau. Sarah Taliaferro 100 a. of home place after wife's death, and adjoining lands of said Sarah, and one negro.
      To gr. dau. Catherine Taliaferro, the remaining 200 a. of same after wife's death, and one negro.
      To dau.-in-law Sarah Taliaferro one negro man.
      Residue of est. to his three. gr. daus., Mary, Sarah, and Catherine Taliaferro equally, or dying before they come of age, to his dau.-in-law Sarah Taliaferro.
      Names wife, and Francis Thornton, Spots. County, Exrs.
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      1743-1752 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 349-351
      Indenture made 31st May/1st June 1750 between THOMAS SLAUGHTER & SARAH his Wife of Parish St. Marks County of Orange & JAMES BALL of Parish St. Marys White Chappel & County of Lancaster .. by deeds of lease and release .. for sum Eighty pounds current money of Virginia sold 100 acres in Brunswick Parish King George County on Muddy Creek which was formerly devised unto ANNE the Daughter of JOHN KENYON as by his Will .. & at the death of the said Anne descended unto her daughter Sarah now wife of the said Thomas Slaughter .. Presence B: M: Smith, Tho: Slaughter
      Jas. Ball junr., Samuel Donne Sarah Slaughter
      At a court held 1st June 1750 .. Deeds of lease & release recorded the said Sarah being solely exam'd acknowledged her free consent thereto ..

  • Sources 
    1. [S84] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. V, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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