Thornton lived in Summerfield, Guernsey County, Ohio. He moved with the Round Family in the 1850's to Cedar Falls, Iowa. Judging from his son, Samuel's census data, Thornton's family came to Virginia from England.
- "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M85K-Z7X : accessed 10 Jan 2014), T P Haskett, Clear Creek, Clark, Illinois, United States; citing dwelling 633, family 633, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 100.
- 1856 Iowa Census on Ancestry Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thornton by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share significant DNA with Thornton:
- Abby (Brown) Glann - 23andMe
GEDMatch ID M818976
- Emily Reinhold - AncestryDNA
Ancestry.com member MNorton6898
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