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starlene eunice thornton

michelle (View posts)
Posted: 8 Dec 2000 8:25AM GMT
Trying to find any info on Starlene Eunice Thornton, she is my mother-in-law's natural mother. My mother-in-law was adopted when she was seven years old and knows very little about her mother's family. Starlene was married to Zeb Jones.

starlene eunice thornton

Don Etheridge (View posts)
Posted: 26 Dec 2000 1:56PM GMT
Michellee , I have been writing a book on the Thornton family that your mother-in-law is descendent from. I will try and send a brief file on her family, but would love to speak more directly to you or her. Lettie's grandfather is Wm Erastus who married Susie Perry. Her great grandfather is Wm Jefferson Thornton who married Starline Roundtree. Her mother was obviously named for this grandmother. Lettie's great-great grandparents are Wm Carson Thornton b.1826/d.1889 in Franklin county MS and Elizabeth Sullivan b.1826/d.ca.1885
I hope this all comes over in a readable format. If not you can e-mail me direct at Don.Etheridge@nashville.com or call @615-758-4623.
See below:
Descendants of William Jefferson THORNTON - Dec 26 2000
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FIRST GENERATION

1. William Jefferson THORNTON was born on May 6, 1860 in , Smith Co., MS. He died on October 23, 1930 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. William died from cancer of the tongue.

He was married to Starline ROUNDTREE (daughter of Starlane T. ROUNDTREE and Virginia STEELE) on January 25, 1881 in , Franklin Co., MS. Starline ROUNDTREE was born about 1863 in , Amite Co., MS. She died after March 27, 1883 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. William Jefferson THORNTON and Starline ROUNDTREE had the following child:

+2 i. William Erastus THORNTON (born on March 27, 1883).

Wm Jefferson married second to Cauzetta L. RUSHING (daughter of Uriah Kent RUSHING and Leona BEARD) on November 26, 1884 in , Franklin Co., MS. (Bk.6/pg.58 Frkln Co. Mrg. Rcds) Cauzetta L. RUSHING was born on May 14, 1862 in , Amite Co., MS. She died on January 17, 1923 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. Cauzetta died of Pnuemonia. William Jefferson THORNTON and Cauzetta L. RUSHING had the following children:

+3 i. Vertis THORNTON (born in September 1884).
+4 ii. Curtis THORNTON (born in October 1885).
+5 iii. Mertis C. THORNTON (born on November 14, 1887).
+6 iv. John THORNTON (born in January 1889).
7 v. Rosa THORNTON was born in June 1890.
+8 vi. Azelia THORNTON (born in January 1893).
+9 vii. Cassie THORNTON (born in October 1894).
+10 viii. Farley Mack THORNTON (born on March 14, 1896).
11 ix. Ethel THORNTON was born in March 1898 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.
+12 x. Lucious "Luke" THORNTON (born in October 1899).
+13 xi. Benjamin Singletary THORNTON (born in 1901).
+14 xii. Luther THORNTON (born on February 28, 1903).
15 xiii. Leslie THORNTON was born in 1903. The year of his birth is derived from the 1910 census for Livingston Parish, LA.



SECOND GENERATION

2. William Erastus THORNTON was born on March 27, 1883 in , Amite Co., MS. He died on May 24, 1963 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Port Vincent, Livingston Parish, LA.

He was married to Susie PERRY on May 27, 1902 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. William Erastus THORNTON and Susie PERRY had the following children:

+16 i. Ernest L. THORNTON (born on June 25, 1907).
+17 ii. Charles Enos THORNTON (born in 1909).
+18 iii. Vergie THORNTON (born in 1912).
+19 iv. Starline Eunice THORNTON (born on February 18, 1916).

He was married to Mary Etta MAY (daughter of Ransom MAY and Annie FREEMAN) on April 8, 1914 in , Amite Co., MS. (Bk.22/pg.44 Amite Co. Mrg. Rcds) Mary Etta MAY was born on February 22, 1893 in , Amite Co., MS. She died on November 9, 1965 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in Port Vincent, Livingston Parish, LA. William Erastus THORNTON and Mary Etta MAY had the following children:

+20 i. Gertrude THORNTON (born in 1916).
+21 ii. Donnis THORNTON (born in May 1918).
+22 iii. Nannie Belle THORNTON (born in September 1919).
+23 iv. Ruby THORNTON (born in April 1923).
+24 v. Lena THORNTON (born on October 12, 1925).
+25 vi. Annie THORNTON (born on April 13, 1928).
+26 vii. Leroy THORNTON (born in January 1931).
+27 viii. Mildred THORNTON.

3. Vertis THORNTON was born in September 1884 in , Amite Co., MS.

He was married to Geneva DAVIS (daughter of William DAVIS and Julia BROWN) on June 20, 1903 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. Geneva DAVIS was born on August 8, 1883 in , St. Tammany Parish, LA. She died on January 20, 1937 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA. Geneva was fatally injured in an automobile accident. According to the Coroners' report, Geneva's car was parked along the side of a highway near Denham Springs getting some gas when a semi truck came along and ran into the car killing Geneva. Vertis THORNTON and Geneva DAVIS had the following children:

28 i. Cecil THORNTON.
29 ii. Carl THORNTON.
30 iii. Gerald THORNTON was born in 1912 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on February 22, 1936 in McComb, Pike Co., MS. He died at the City Hospital, McComb, MS. He was buried in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.
+31 iv. Alton Davis THORNTON (born on December 7, 1913).
+32 v. Deward Leward THORNTON (born on June 13, 1915).
33 vi. John David THORNTON.
34 vii. Alex O. THORNTON was born on July 16, 1920 in , St. Tammany Parish, LA. He died on September 23, 1926 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Denham Springs First Baptist Church Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA.

4. Curtis THORNTON was born in October 1885 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Curtis was killed in World War I, therefore there is not much info on Curtis, and it is not certain as to whether he had family.



5. Mertis C. THORNTON was born on November 14, 1887 in , Amite Co., MS. He died on March 9, 1940 in , Pike Co., MS. He was buried in Hollywood Cemetary, McComb, MS. According to the 1920 census of Pike Co. MS, Mertis was working as a storeroom clerk for the Railroad there in McComb, MS.

Maggie VINCENT (daughter of George Otis VINCENT and Katherine BENDILY) was born in 1896 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Mertis C. THORNTON and Maggie VINCENT had the following children:

+35 i. Alberta THORNTON (born in 1917).
36 ii. Elbert THORNTON.
37 iii. Ethel Lee THORNTON.
38 iv. Mertis C. THORNTON Jr..

6. John THORNTON was born in January 1889 in , Livingston Parish, LA.

John THORNTON and Anna HUSSER had the following children:

39 i. Johnny THORNTON was born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

He was divorced from Almer REYNOLDS. John THORNTON and Almer REYNOLDS had the following children:

+40 i. Robert Otto THORNTON (born on December 9, 1911).
+41 ii. Willie Barney "WB" THORNTON.

8. Azelia THORNTON was born in January 1893.

Azelia THORNTON and Charles Otis VINCENT had the following children:

42 i. Clifford VINCENT was born about 1913 in , Livingston Parish, LA.
43 ii. Carnie VINCENT was born on June 27, 1915 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died in June 1972 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA.
+44 iii. Dorothy VINCENT (born about 1918).
45 iv. Shelby VINCENT.
+46 v. Georgia VINCENT.
+47 vi. Tullie Otis VINCENT (born in 1922).
48 vii. Mabel VINCENT.
+49 viii. Barbara VINCENT (born in 1924).
+50 ix. Edna VINCENT.

9. Cassie THORNTON was born in October 1894.

Penolia Pleasant POWERS (son of Nathan E. POWERS and Carrie (?) POWERS) was born in 1887 in , , LA. Cassie THORNTON and Penolia Pleasant POWERS had the following children:

51 i. Phillip POWERS was born on February 1, 1915 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on June 18, 1986 in Albany, Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Courtney Cemetary, N Holden, LA.
+52 ii. Elsie C. POWERS (born on July 11, 1916).
53 iii. Gracie POWERS was born about 1918 in , Livingston Parish, LA.
54 iv. William POWERS.
55 v. Lena POWERS was born on May 9, 1922 in , Livingston Parish, LA. She died on April 25, 1990 in Holden, Livingston Parish, LA.

10. Farley Mack THORNTON was born on March 14, 1896 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on May 4, 1974 in Greenville, Washington Co., MS. He was buried in Zion Cemetary, Anquilla, MS.

He was married to Genie POWERS on November 2, 1917 in , Livingston Parish, LA.

He was married to Wilda Irene NUNNERY (daughter of Carlos NUNNERY and Maggie BASS) on February 23, 1926 in , Franklin Co., MS. MArriage performed by his cousin Lee Thornton. Married by his cousin Lee Thornton, s/o Frank Thornton. Wilda Irene NUNNERY was born on December 9, 1905 in , Amite Co., MS. She died on October 17, 1965 in Greenville, Washington Co., MS. She was buried in Zion Cemetary, Anquilla, MS. Farley Mack THORNTON and Wilda Irene NUNNERY had the following children:

+56 i. Shirley THORNTON (born on September 6, 1926).
+57 ii. Yvonne Vernell THORNTON (born on July 28, 1929).
+58 iii. Odell THORNTON (born on May 2, 1931).
+59 iv. Vernon THORNTON (born on June 22, 1933).
+60 v. Carlos THORNTON (born on April 15, 1937).
+61 vi. Raynell THORNTON (born on August 3, 1938).
+62 vii. Wayne Marsalis THORNTON (born on July 13, 1940).
+63 viii. Clinton THORNTON (born on October 12, 1942).
64 ix. Gloria Dean THORNTON was born on February 14, 1943 in , Amite Co., MS. She died on April 7, 1943 in , Amite Co., MS. She was buried in Jacob's Cemetary, Amite Co., MS.

12. Lucious "Luke" THORNTON was born in October 1899 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died in 1963 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Courtney Cemetary, N Holden, LA.

He was married to Cynthia ANDREWS on November 12, 1918 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Cynthia ANDREWS was born on September 22, 1903 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She died in March 1977 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in French Settlement, Livingston Parish, LA. Lucious "Luke" THORNTON and Cynthia ANDREWS had the following children:

+65 i. Theo A. THORNTON (born in June 1920).
+66 ii. Merle Lavinia THORNTON (born in January 1922).
+67 iii. Leslie Roscoe THORNTON (born on March 5, 1923).
+68 iv. Dallas Cline THORNTON (born on January 26, 1926).
69 v. Hulon Lucious THORNTON was born on January 3, 1927 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on August 16, 1942 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA.
+70 vi. Jewell Olivia THORNTON (born on May 12, 1930).
+71 vii. Annie Mae THORNTON.
72 viii. Donald Ray THORNTON was born on April 14, 1938 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on July 28, 1941 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA.
+73 ix. Narvis THORNTON (born on February 7, 1941).

13. Benjamin Singletary THORNTON was born in 1901.

He was married to Effie Mae BRAHAM on August 30, 1918 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Benjamin Singletary THORNTON and Effie Mae BRAHAM had the following children:

+74 i. Marie THORNTON (born on September 19, 1915).
+75 ii. William E. THORNTON (born in 1922).
+76 iii. Elgen THORNTON (born on May 13, 1924).
+77 iv. Edith THORNTON (born in 1927).
78 v. Vivian THORNTON.

14. Luther THORNTON was born on February 28, 1903 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on October 10, 1978 in Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS. He was buried in Big Springs Cemetary, Lincoln Co., MS.

Luther THORNTON and Catherine REID had the following children:

+79 i. Leslie Earl THORNTON.
+80 ii. Juanita THORNTON (born on December 8, 1927).
81 iii. Milton THORNTON. Milton was killed while a young man by a train. He never married and had no children.
+82 iv. Leila THORNTON (born on October 27, 1929).
+83 v. Betty Jean THORNTON.
+84 vi. Margaret "Peggy" THORNTON (born on April 12, 1941).



THIRD GENERATION

16. Ernest L. THORNTON was born on June 25, 1907 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died in October 1975 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Salem Cemetary, Walker, LA.

Arcola MUSE (daughter of Morris MUSE and Mrs. Lillian MUSE) was born in 1909. She died on January 2, 1999 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in Salem Cemetary, Walker, LA. Ernest L. THORNTON and Arcola MUSE had the following children:

+85 i. Annie Yvonne THORNTON (born on October 26, 1948).
+86 ii. Azalea Carrie THORNTON.
+87 iii. Johnny L. THORNTON (born on August 11, 1927).
88 iv. Pete THORNTON.
89 v. Cecil THORNTON.
90 vi. Dock THORNTON.
91 vii. Dickie THORNTON.
92 viii. Bill THORNTON.
93 ix. Donald THORNTON.

17. Charles Enos THORNTON was born in 1909. He died on April 15, 1976 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Bankston Cemetary, North Albany, LA.

He was married to Amy PURVIS in November 1933. Amy PURVIS was born on February 12, 1903 in Independence, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Charles Enos THORNTON and Amy PURVIS had the following children:

+94 i. Mavis THORNTON (born on July 28, 1933).
95 ii. Susie THORNTON was born on November 2, 1938 in Independence, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.
+96 iii. Jerri THORNTON (born on December 14, 1940).

18. Vergie THORNTON was born in 1912.

Vergie THORNTON and Robert HARRIS had the following children:

97 i. Shirley Mae HARRIS.
+98 ii. Carter Lee HARRIS (born on February 19, 1931).
99 iii. Flossie HARRIS.

19. Starline Eunice THORNTON was born on February 18, 1916 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She died on May 27, 1937 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in Port Vincent, Livingston Parish, LA.

Starline Eunice THORNTON and Zeb ROBERTS had the following children:

100 i. Lettie Mae ROBERTS.
101 ii. Rudolph ROBERTS.
102 iii. Jimmy Donald ROBERTS.

20. Gertrude THORNTON was born in 1916 in , Livingston Parish, LA. She died on January 9, 1994 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA. She was buried in New Red Oak Cemetary, Walker, LA. Gertrude was a lifelong resident of Walker in Livingston Parish where she worked as an employee of Livingston Parish Headstart Program for Walker South. She and her husband were foster parents.

Gertrude THORNTON and Rev. Robert Ray BURNS had the following children:

103 i. Homer BURNS.
104 ii. Elton BURNS.
105 iii. Rev. Ted BURNS.
106 iv. Gerald BURNS.
107 v. Robert E. BURNS.
108 vi. Doyle BURNS.
+109 vii. Sheryl BURNS.
110 viii. Lester R. BURNS.
111 ix. Paul L. BURNS.

21. Donnis THORNTON was born in May 1918 in , Livingston Parish, LA.

She was married to John C. MARTIN (son of Thomas MARTIN and Luvenia RUSHING) on April 1, 1937 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. John C. MARTIN was born on September 2, 1918. He died on April 17, 2000 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA. He was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA. Donnis THORNTON and John C. MARTIN had the following children:

+112 i. Jimmy MARTIN.
+113 ii. Wilma Lee MARTIN.
+114 iii. Dianne MARTIN.
+115 iv. Wanda Sue MARTIN.

22. Nannie Belle THORNTON was born in September 1919 in , Livingston Parish, LA.

Nannie Belle THORNTON and Eli MUSE had the following children:

116 i. Eugene MUSE.
117 ii. Michael MUSE.
+118 iii. Lorraine MUSE.
119 iv. Mae Belle MUSE.

23. Ruby THORNTON was born in April 1923 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

Ruby THORNTON and James COWART had the following children:

120 i. Leonard COWART.

24. Lena THORNTON was born on October 12, 1925 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

She was married to Allen ACHORD on November 15, 1942 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Allen ACHORD was born on March 10, 1925 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on June 18, 1992 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Lena THORNTON and Allen ACHORD had the following children:

121 i. Margaret Louise ACHORD was born on October 29, 1943 in , Livingston Parish, LA.
122 ii. Bobby Allen ACHORD was born on June 27, 1945 in , East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.
123 iii. Theresa ACHORD was born on January 16, 1947 in , East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.
124 iv. Steve ACHORD was born on September 11, 1949 in , East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.
125 v. Darvice ACHORD was born on May 2, 1951 in , East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

25. Annie THORNTON was born on April 13, 1928 in , Livingston Parish, LA. She died on December 19, 1994 in , Livingston Parish, LA.

Harvey James WHEAT was born on October 4, 1919 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on June 26, 1989 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Annie THORNTON and Harvey James WHEAT had the following children:

+126 i. Darlene WHEAT.
+127 ii. Ginger WHEAT.
128 iii. Harvey James WHEAT Jr..
129 iv. Ricky WHEAT.
130 v. Vicky Louise WHEAT.
+131 vi. Robin Dwight WHEAT (born on January 14, 1955).

26. Leroy THORNTON was born in January 1931 in , Livingston Parish, LA.

Leroy THORNTON had the following children:

+132 i. Nilda Jean THORNTON.
133 ii. Janet Lynn THORNTON.
134 iii. Randy THORNTON.
135 iv. Kenneth THORNTON.
136 v. David THORNTON.
137 vi. Bobby THORNTON.

27. Mildred THORNTON.

Mildred THORNTON and Warren Alvin KELLEY had the following children:

138 i. Warren Alvin KELLEY Jr..
139 ii. Roger KELLEY.
140 iii. Tim KELLEY.
141 iv. Gary KELLEY.
142 v. Mark KELLEY.

31. Alton Davis THORNTON was born on December 7, 1913 in , St. Tammany Parish, LA. He died on November 27, 1954 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. According to a neice of Altons, he died of TB and alcoholism. He was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA.

He was married to Lila Mae GARRISON (daughter of Arthur A. GARRISON and Vina ? GARRISON). Lila Mae GARRISON was born in 1917. She died on November 4, 1999 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA. She was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA. Alton Davis THORNTON and Lila Mae GARRISON had the following children:

143 i. Alton D. "Skipper" THORNTON.

32. Deward Leward THORNTON was born on June 13, 1915 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on October 5, 1963 in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. He was buried in Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.

Phillice Georgianna WOODWARD (daughter of Charlie E. WOODWARD and Maggie EDWARD) was born on February 27, 1922 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. Deward Leward THORNTON and Phillice Georgianna WOODWARD had the following children:

144 i. Geneva Maggie Lee THORNTON was born on October 17, 1943 in Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS.
+145 ii. Sybil Lois THORNTON (born on September 19, 1946).
+146 iii. Deward Leward THORNTON Jr. (born on October 25, 1947).
147 iv. Roger THORNTON was born on March 14, 1955 in Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Co., AK.

35. Alberta THORNTON was born in 1917 in , Livingston Parish, LA.

She was married to Robert BLANCHARD on November 6, 1937 in , Pike Co., MS.

40. Robert Otto THORNTON was born on December 9, 1911 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on December 25, 1966 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in , Livingston Parish, LA.

Ruby CRESIE (daughter of Eddie CRESIE and Mrs. Bertha CRESIE) was born before 1996 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She died on January 1, 1996 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA. Ruby was a native of Clarksville, TN. Robert Otto THORNTON and Ruby CRESIE had the following children:

+148 i. Robert L. THORNTON.
149 ii. Donald THORNTON.

41. Willie Barney "WB" THORNTON.

He was married to Billie HARRIS. Willie Barney "WB" THORNTON and Billie HARRIS had the following children:

150 i. Barney THORNTON.
+151 ii. Monroe THORNTON.
152 iii. Leola THORNTON.

44. Dorothy VINCENT was born about 1918 in , Livingston Parish, LA.

She was married to Murphy MARTIN.

46. Georgia VINCENT.

She was married to Carl MOUNCE.

47. Tullie Otis VINCENT was born in 1922 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on October 6, 1997 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA. He was buried in Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetary, Pumpkin Center, LA.

He was married to Laura Belle JACKSON. Tullie Otis VINCENT and Laura Belle JACKSON had the following children:

153 i. Jerry James VINCENT.
154 ii. Donald Charles VINCENT.
+155 iii. Eileen Gwen VINCENT.
156 iv. Tullie Eugene VINCENT.

49. Barbara VINCENT was born in 1924 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She died on March 10, 1991 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. Barbara died at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville, IL where she was a resident. She was buried in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetary, Livingston Parish, LA.

She was married to Clarence MOUNCE after 1924. Clarence MOUNCE was born on April 10, 1924. He died in September 1977. Barbara VINCENT and Clarence MOUNCE had the following children:

157 i. Bob MOUNCE.

50. Edna VINCENT.

She was married to Lester HILL.

52. Elsie C. POWERS was born on July 11, 1916 in , Livingston Parish, LA. She died on May 30, 1992 in Holden, Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in Hutchinson Cemetary, Alabany, LA.

She was married to Melton Hollis GILL (son of John Hill GILL and Mamie (?) GILL). Melton Hollis GILL was born on April 24, 1903. He died Ocotober 1971. Elsie C. POWERS and Melton Hollis GILL had the following children:

158 i. Newman M. GILL.
159 ii. Carolyn J. GILL.

56. Shirley THORNTON was born on September 6, 1926 in , Amite Co., MS.

She was married to George Edward MIDDLETON (son of John Rufus MIDDLETON and Hollie Estelle BAKER) on October 6, 1947 in Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS. George Edward MIDDLETON was born on January 3, 1918 in , , AR. He died on September 21, 1970 in , Hinds Co., MS. Was a resident of Greenville, MS at the time of death.
Buried in Greenville Cemetary, Greenville, MS Shirley THORNTON and George Edward MIDDLETON had the following children:

+160 i. Charles Allen "Chip" MIDDLETON (born on August 5, 1964).

57. Yvonne Vernell THORNTON was born on July 28, 1929 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She died on May 2, 1968.

She was married to Mose MEEKS on October 18, 1947. Yvonne Vernell THORNTON and Mose MEEKS had the following children:

+161 i. Brenda MEEKS (born on August 12, 1948).
+162 ii. Alfred MEEKS (born on August 9, 1951).

58. Odell THORNTON was born on May 2, 1931 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on May 31, 1992 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR.

He was married to Celia Dell ? in , , MS. Celia Dell ? was born on June 19, 1924 in , , MS. She died on September 24, 1979 in Osyka, Pike Co., MS. Odell THORNTON and Celia Dell ? had the following children:

+163 i. Peggy Jean THORNTON (born on December 21, 1943).

59. Vernon THORNTON was born on June 22, 1933.

He was married to Marian WADE on October 8, 1955 in Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., MS. Vernon THORNTON and Marian WADE had the following children:

164 i. Donald THORNTON. Donald served in the US Airforce, and residews now in Jacksonville, FL as a computer programs writer.
165 ii. Ronald THORNTON.
+166 iii. Karen THORNTON.
167 iv. Lisa THORNTON.
168 v. Samuel Doyle THORNTON.

60. Carlos THORNTON was born on April 15, 1937.

He was married to Betty Lou WATSON on November 6, 1959. Carlos THORNTON and Betty Lou WATSON had the following children:

169 i. Bruce Kevin THORNTON.
170 ii. Beatrice THORNTON.
171 iii. Jean THORNTON.
172 iv. Patricia THORNTON.
173 v. Bertha THORNTON.

61. Raynell THORNTON was born on August 3, 1938 in , Amite Co., MS.

She was married to William WEATHERFORD on August 23, 1961. Raynell THORNTON and William WEATHERFORD had the following children:

174 i. Robert Farley WEATHERFORD was born on September 4, 1962.
175 ii. Wilda Lee WEATHERFORD was born on January 20, 1964.
176 iii. Anthony Scott WEATHERFORD was born on May 19, 1965.
177 iv. Kenneth Neal WEATHERFORD was born on August 8, 1966.

62. Wayne Marsalis THORNTON was born on July 13, 1940.

He was married to Jean FRANKLIN on May 19, 1978 in , , MS.

63. Clinton THORNTON was born on October 12, 1942. He died on August 6, 1992 in Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR.

He was married to Doris Ann SYKES on April 5, 1971. Clinton THORNTON and Doris Ann SYKES had the following children:

178 i. Michelle THORNTON.

65. Theo A. THORNTON was born in June 1920 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

Theo A. THORNTON and Charles Edward "Buck" DEVALL had the following children:

+179 i. Charles Daniel DEVALL Jr. (born in 1938).
+180 ii. Mary Ann DEVALL (born on September 6, 1940).
181 iii. Robert Lee DEVALL.

66. Merle Lavinia THORNTON was born in January 1922 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She died on December 23, 1989 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

Allen Carter WATSON was born on January 25, 1916 in Holden, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on February 7, 2000 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA. He was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA. Merle Lavinia THORNTON and Allen Carter WATSON had the following children:

182 i. Michael Allen WATSON.
183 ii. Shirley Ann WATSON was born on January 30, 1940 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She died on February 18, 1997 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA. She was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA.
+184 iii. Aline WATSON (born on January 20, 1944).

67. Leslie Roscoe THORNTON was born on March 5, 1923 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

He was married to Colise TRUAX on May 20, 1942 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Colise TRUAX was born on September 12, 1922 in , Livingston Parish, LA. Leslie Roscoe THORNTON and Colise TRUAX had the following children:
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+185 i. Beatrice THORNTON (born on May 13, 1943).
186 ii. Leslie THORNTON Jr. was born on September 5, 1946 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on January 5, 1966 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Davidson Cemetery, Clio, LA.
+187 iii. Cecil Ray THORNTON (born on February 19, 1949).
+188 iv. Joan Faye THORNTON (born on August 29, 1952).

68. Dallas Cline THORNTON was born on January 26, 1926 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on October 15, 1993 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA. Dallas worked with his father, Luke Thornton, in a commercial construction company in the Denham Springs area. But for the last 20 years of his life Dallas worked on the maintenance staff of the Dickson Memorial Hospital, Denham Springs. He was a WWII veteran and a member of the First Baptist Church, Denham Springs.

He was married to Ruby BRECHEEN (daughter of Cary BRECHEEN and Sallie SPILLMAN) on July 15, 1949 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. Dallas and Ruby married in Ruby's parents' house there in Denham Springs. Ruby BRECHEEN was born on March 30, 1925 in Pine Grove, St. Helena Parish, LA.

70. Jewell Olivia THORNTON was born on May 12, 1930 in , Livingston Parish, LA. She died on March 30, 1967 in , Livingston Parish, LA. She was buried in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetary, Denham Springs, LA.

She was married to Warren Lavell ADDISON (son of Charlie Nelson ADDISON and Thelma B. FOSTER) on March 6, 1954 in , Pike Co., MS. Warren Lavell ADDISON was born on January 13, 1930 in Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, LA. Jewell Olivia THORNTON and Warren Lavell ADDISON had the following children:

189 i. Debbie ADDISON.
190 ii. Trudy ADDISON.
191 iii. Kelly ADDISON.

71. Annie Mae THORNTON.

She was married to Robert BELL in , Livingston Parish, LA. Annie Mae THORNTON and Robert BELL had the following children:

192 i. Patsy BELL.
193 ii. Bodie BELL.
194 iii. Sandy BELL.
195 iv. Bobbie Anne BELL.

73. Narvis THORNTON was born on February 7, 1941 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on June 4, 1974 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He was buried in French Settlement, Livingston Parish, LA.

Narvis THORNTON and Mary Ann ABERE had the following children:

196 i. Narvis Wade THORNTON.

74. Marie THORNTON was born on September 19, 1915 in , Livingston Parish, LA. She died on July 13, 1996 in Springfield, Livingston Parish, LA.

She was married to Pete HUTCHINSON.

75. William E. THORNTON was born in 1922 in , Livingston Parish, LA. He died on July 11, 1990 in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. He was buried in Bethlehem Cemetary, Albany, LA. William died in the West Park Community Hospital, Hammand, LA. He was a WWII Veteran.

William E. THORNTON had the following children:

+197 i. Barbara THORNTON.
+198 ii. Evelyn THORNTON.
+199 iii. Betty THORNTON.
200 iv. Marie THORNTON.
201 v. William E. THORNTON Jr..
202 vi. Joseph William THORNTON.

76. Elgen THORNTON was born on May 13, 1924 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. He died on December 2, 1996 in Slaughter, East Feleciana Parish, LA. He was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetary. Elgene was employed by the East Baton Rouge Parish Department of Public Works for over 30 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII serving with the 179th Infantry. He received a funeral service with military honors under the direction of the Jeb Stuart Post 4224 out of Baker, LA.

He was married to Estelle Frances THREETON. Estelle Frances THREETON was born in 1926 in Albany, Livingston Parish, LA. She died on February 3, 1994 in Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. She was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetary. Elgen THORNTON and Estelle Frances THREETON had the following children:

+203 i. Elgen THORNTON Jr..
204 ii. Billy Wayne THORNTON.
+205 iii. Marie THORNTON.
+206 iv. Vivian THORNTON.
+207 v. Juanita THORNTON.

77. Edith THORNTON was born in 1927 in Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA. She died on October 28, 1997 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA. She was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetary.

She was married to Woodrow THREETON before 1997. Woodrow THREETON was born on February 16, 1922 in , , LA. He died in January 1989 in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Edith THORNTON and Woodrow THREETON had the following children:

208 i. Danny James THREETON.
209 ii. Woodrow THREETON Jr..
210 iii. James Jesse THREETON.
211 iv. JoAnn THREETON.
212 v. Peggy THREETON.
213 vi. Shirley THREETON.
214 vii. Debra THREETON.
215 viii. Ben William THREETON.

79. Leslie Earl THORNTON.

He was married to Evelyn BRISTER. Leslie Earl THORNTON and Evelyn BRISTER had the following children:

216 i. Ann THORNTON.
217 ii. Cheryl THORNTON.

80. Juanita THORNTON was born on December 8, 1927.

She was married to Watson SMITH.



82. Leila THORNTON was born on October 27, 1929 in Boyle, Sunflower Co., MS. She died on November 14, 1998 in Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS. Leila died of heart failure at King's Daughter Hospital in Brookhaven. She was buried in First Church of God Cemetary, Brookhaven, MS.

She was married to Robert E. WILSON.

Gus Henry BOYTE (son of William Archie BOYTE and Mrs. Carrie BOYTE) was born on March 21, 1925 in Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS. He died in March 1984 in Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS. Leila THORNTON and Gus Henry BOYTE had the following children:

+218 i. William Luther BOYTE (born on June 18, 1947).
+219 ii. Sandra Fay BOYTE (born on November 11, 1945).
+220 iii. Andra Kay BOYTE (born on November 11, 1945).
+221 iv. Wanda Ida BOYTE (born on July 1, 1950).
222 v. Vickie BOYTE.

83. Betty Jean THORNTON.

Betty Jean THORNTON and J.D. WELLS had the following children:

223 i. David WELLS.
224 ii. Susan WELLS.
225 iii. Diana WELLS.

84. Margaret "Peggy" THORNTON was born on April 12, 1941.

She was married to Gary LANE.




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DON ETHERIDGE
459 GLEN ECHO PLACE
OLD HICKORY, TN
37138
615-758-4623

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Starlene Thornton

Michelle and Jamie (View posts)
Posted: 26 Dec 2000 5:48PM GMT
Thank you so very much...we were able to get all of the info. One thing, my mother Lettie was a Jones, daughter of Zeb Jones, not Zeb Roberts. Her mother was Starline but I would like to know where you got the name of Roberts? Also I have a picture of one of my mother's great-great grandmother,which was sold for $100 as a wife. I think she was a relative of Starline, but I will have to call my mother to make sure. If so, I can send you a copy of the picture and the bill of sale. Thanks again for the information.
Jamie D. Kirkwood and Michelle Kirkwood.

Roberts vs Jones and Susie Perry

Don (View posts)
Posted: 27 Dec 2000 8:34AM GMT
Michelle, I am happy to have helped in any way towards your progress in family research. As for as the name Roberts, I have no idea. I got my notebook for Wm Jefferson Thornton down and found that my notes had Zeb Jones, so I haven't a clue as to why I entered Roberts into the database. Sorry!
Also, the 1920 census for Livingston parish shows Zeb in the household of Ben Jones (37) and Maggie ? Jones. Zeb is 5.
Also, on the 1910 census shows Wm Erastus and Susie living next door to a Charles Perry aged 57 b. MS. This could be her father. Young couples often times worked on the farm of parents or in-laws until such time as they could buy their own.
There is also a portrait of Starline's grandmother, Starline Roundtree.Would this be the portrait you're referring to? She was the daughter of Starlane T. Roundtree and Virginia Steel. They were married Oct.20, 1859 Amite Co. MS. There is a record for a S. Roundtree who died serving in the Civil War, Co I 33rd MS Regiment. This may be Starlane or his brother Shadrack Roundtree. I believe it was Starlane because his wife Virginia marries again to Stephen A. Brady on Jan.29, 1867 in Amite Co. They actually raised Starline and her sister Emma.I have a copy of Starline and Wm Thornton's marriage record if you'd like a copy. Virginia and Stephen Brady are buried in the Steel Cemetary which is in either Amite or Franklin Co.MS.
BTW,I would love to have dates, and places for your family so as to add to the database. You may send this to the address given. And I would love a copy of the picture and the receipt. That sounds so interesting.
I'll try and find out who has the portrait of Starline Roundtree Thornton. I remember talking with this Thornton man and he was telling me about Starline being of Indian descent and that there is a portrait of her. I asked if he had access to it or could he tell me who had it and he said "I'm looking at it right now" He was a son of either Charles or Ernest Thornton, brothers to Eunice Starline, and he was visiting his mother at the time. His father had already passed away.
Please keep in touch!
Don

photos

Michelle (View posts)
Posted: 27 Dec 2000 1:52PM GMT
Thank you, again. Lettie gave us a photo that she says is Starline Roundtree! Also we have an original photo of William Erastus and his second wife. We also have one original photo of Starline Jones when she was about 6 or 7 yrs old. They say that's the only photo of her. We have Zeb Jones holding Lettie and Rudolph as toddlers, also. I plan on making copies of these, so I will send you copies as soon as I get them done, ok? Lettie was adopted, I think Rudy and Jimmy were too. So Lettie is very interested in learning more about her heritage. She was adopted by the Heberts.
Lettie Mildred was born March 18, 1933 in Livingston Parish, she married Authur Hunt Kirkwood Nov 13, 1952 in Baton Rouge, La. They had three children..Randy, Brenda and Jamie. Authur Kirkwood was the son of Arthur Kirkwood and Jeanny Sabrina Sullivan.
I'll send all info to you w/the pictures.
Our e-mail address..jdandmissy@aol.com
our mailing address 1151 Lake Martin Rd.,Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337-332-4474
Michelle

Thornton in Arkansas

BeverlyThornton23 (View posts)
Posted: 8 Jan 2001 12:00PM GMT
Edited: 25 Jun 2001 6:15PM GMT
We are looking for a Merle Thornton born 1924? from Arkansas, possibly the father of my husband, also Merle. Do you have this man on your records.

Merle Thornton of AR

Don (View posts)
Posted: 9 Jan 2001 5:56AM GMT
Beverley, I do not show a Merle Thornton b. AR. My Thorntons are from MS and LA, although some have moved to AR in more recent years. Sorry I couldn't help.
Don

Re: Merle Thornton of AR

MerleAThornton (View posts)
Posted: 26 Oct 2008 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thornton, Foreman
I made a mistake in the entry of the old message. The Merle Thornton that I am looking for was born ca. 1917--more likely LA or MS. Come to Dead end on this ...Thanks for help. My present email is bthornton7197@sbcglobal.net

Re: starlene eunice thornton

Lloyd Muse (View posts)
Posted: 12 May 2009 10:13PM GMT
Classification: Will
Surnames: Thornton, Muse
Don, this is in response to your Dec 26, 2000 post.

You are missing some information about Nannie Belle Thornton who married Eli Muse. Two children are missing that they had together. One who died in infancy, Lois Evaline. The other child that is missing is my father, Lloyd Muse. I am Lloyd Muse Jr. I have a little boy who is almost 2 years old that I named Eli M. Muse in honor of my grandfather, Nannie Belle's husband. My grandfather passed away on Sunday May 10, 2009. He was 88 years old. Nannie passed away on February 6, 1996.

Re: starlene eunice thornton

Petheridge54 (View posts)
Posted: 9 Aug 2009 2:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Lloyd Thanks for your info. I'm sorry, but have been inactive in my genealogy research for some time now. I appreciate any info regarding the Thorntons in LA and MS. My line is from MS with a relation to some in southern LA that descend from from my great grand's brother, William Thornton of Denham Spring area. I am particularly interested in photos of your Thornton heritage, the older the better.
Again Thanks so much for the addition and update.
Don Etheridge
122 Spring Place
Nashville, TN
615-305-8174
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