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Daniel Thornton

Father: John Thornton (ABT 1690 - 16 Aug 1745)
Mother: Abigail Clemence (4 Dec 1695 - ABT 6 Jul 1782)

Family 1: Susanna Pearce (1736 - 3 Jan 1819)
  1. +Ephraim Thornton (17 Jan 1754 - BEF 18 Jun 1793)
  2.  Susanna Thornton (____ - ____)
  3. +Solomon Thornton (ABT 1755 - 1 Mar 1832)
  4. +Anstis Thornton (AFT 1759 - 16 Jan 1832)
  5. +Mehitable Thornton (1763 - 19 May 1825)
  6. +Abigail Thornton (13 Oct 1765 - 1 Aug 1844)
  7. +Henrietta Thornton (ABT 1775 - 16 Mar 1846)
  8. +Dinah Thornton (ABT 1777 - 26 Oct 1839)

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                       _John Thornton ______|
                      | (.... - 1715)       |
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 _John Thornton ______|
| (1690 - 1745) m 1716|
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|                     |                      _John Steere ________|
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|                     |_Dinah Steere _______|
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|                                           |                      _William Wickenden ___|__
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|                                           |_Hannah Wickenden ___|
|                                              m 1660             |
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|                                                                 |_Eleanor Sherringham _|__
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|--Daniel Thornton 
|  (1733 - 1793)
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|                                            _Thomas Clemence ____|
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|                      _Richard Clemence ___|
|                     | (1658 - 1723) m 1686|
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|                     |                     |_Elizabeth __________|
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|_Abigail Clemence ___|
  (1695 - 1782) m 1716|
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                      |                                            _John Smith __________|__
                      |                                           | (1595 - 1649)           
                      |                      _John Smith _________|
                      |                     | (1639 - 1683) m 1659|
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                      |                     |                     |_Alice _______________|__
                      |                     |                       (.... - 1650)           
                      |_Sarah Smith ________|
                        (1663 - 1725) m 1686|
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                                            |                      _John Whipple ________|__
                                            |                     | (1617 - 1685) m 1638    
                                            |_Sarah Whipple ______|
                                              (1641 - 1710) m 1659|
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                                                                  |_Sarah _______________|__
                                                                    (1624 - 1666) m 1638    

Notes

!SOURCE: "John Smith, the Miller, of Providence Rhode Island: Some of His Descendants," by Charles William Farnham, in Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, from Rhode Island Periodicals (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983), 2:8.

!SOURCE: "Descendants of Mary Whipple," email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 13 May 2003.

!SOURCE: "Descendants of Daniel Thornton," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 23 Jun 2003. Cites Abstracts of Johnston, RI Wills by Nellie M. Beaman, RI Genealogical Register, April 1981, which reads:

THORNTON, Daniel, of Johnston, yeoman. Will dated 18 June 1793, he died 14 July 1793, pgs 274-278. Mentions: wife Susannah {Pearce} Thornton. Sons Ephraim Thornton dec. & Solomon Thornton. Daughters Anstis Arnold, Mehitable, Abigail, Susanna, Henritta, & Dinah--no surnames last 5. Granddaughter Amey Thornton under 21 daughter of Ephraim Thornton dec. 5 Grandchildren, children of my son Ephraim, viz: Daniel, Jencks, Waterman, Ephraim, & Charles under 21. Grandchildren Benoni Thornton & William Thornton both under 21. Daughter-in-law Alce Thornton who recd privilege of living in my sons Ephraim's house. Brother-in-law Charles Dyer co exec. with wife.

Also cites Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850 (birth [11 Nov 1733 in Providence, RI]); DAR Lineage Books (birth [1734 in Providence], marriage); Rhode Island Cemeteries Database Index (birth [1734 in Providence], death, burial).

!SOURCE: Email from Matthew Fatale (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 4 Sep 2007. Cites a photograph of Daniel's gravestone, which gives his birth date as 9 Nov 1734.

!SOURCE: James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 2, Providence, part 1, p. 249. Gives birth 11 Nov 1734.

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