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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Thornton Rector

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This is Thornton Rector's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Thornton's genealogy below.

Thornton Rector
20 Sep 1815 - 5 Dec 1905
Belmont, Ohio, USA

Brother of Warren Morris Rector

Husband of Gillian Ann (Browning) Rector

John Alexander Rector ancestors
11 Mar 1774 - 12 Oct 1855
Rectortown, Fauquier, Virginia
Henry Rector ancestors
01 Mar 1736 - 08 Apr 1781
Rectortown, Fauquier, Virginia
* Johannes Jacob Rector ancestors
01 Dec 1711 - 11 Mar 1773
Trupbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany
Hans Jacob Richter more treemore tree ancestors
10 Oct 1674 - 07 Aug 1729
Anna Elizabeth Fischbach more treemore tree ancestors
15 Apr 1685 - 1760
* Catherine Taylor ancestors
02 Jul 1707 - 1789
North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Colony of Virginia, North America
* [Taylor g-g-grandfather?]
* [Taylor g-g-grandmother?]
Mary Glasscock ancestors
30 Jul 1734 - 22 May 1822
Fauquier, Virginia Colony
* John Glascock ancestors
abt 14 Jan 1699 - bef 28 Jun 1784
North Farnham Parrish, Richmond County, Colony of Virginia
Thomas Glascock more treemore tree ancestors
01 Jun 1671 - abt 08 Jan 1726
Sarah Stone more treemore tree ancestors
1671 - 08 Jan 1726
* Margaret O'Rear ancestors
30 Jul 1701 - bef 1780
Brenttown, Prince William County, Virginia
* John O'Rea more tree ancestors
abt 1675 - abt 1716
* Mary Peck more treemore tree ancestors
1679 - bef 1733
Elizabeth Ash ancestors
17 Feb 1779 - 02 Aug 1855
Rectortown, Fauquier, Virginia, USA
Henry Rector ancestors
1748 - 1829
Rectortown, Fauquier, Colony of Virginia
* Harmon Rector Sr. ancestors
1718 - 28 Sep 1789
Germanna, Spotsylvania County, Virginia
* Hans Jacob Richter more treemore tree ancestors
10 Oct 1674 - 07 Aug 1729
* Anna Elizabeth Fischbach more treemore tree ancestors
15 Apr 1685 - 1760
* Mary Nelson ancestors
abt 1723 -
Germantown, Fauquier, Virginia
* [Nelson g-g-grandfather?]
* [Nelson g-g-grandmother?]
Elizabeth Martin ancestors
1753 - 1832
Germantown, Fauquier, Virginia
* [Martin great-grandfather?] *
* [Martin great-grandmother?] *

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Thornton's family history.

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Ancestor List for Thornton Rector ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendants descendants
Since Thornton has no children the descendants page isn't available. Do you know of children? Please let the profile managers know.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Thornton's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Thornton gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Thornton's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active because Thornton has no children. It may still be possible to test connections to Thornton by testing other descendants of his ancestors who inherited the same Y chromosome, X chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Thornton's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage. It may not be useful here unless you add children.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Thornton and Henry VIII? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of Thornton photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Thornton yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Rectors
This page shows all the Rectors on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Thornton. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Rector DNA Connections and RECTOR G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Belmont, Ohio, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Thornton
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Thornton's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Rector-114 is Thornton's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Rector-114 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Thornton and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for Thornton on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Thornton's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Thornton's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Thornton's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Thornton's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Thornton or have a Rector family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Rector surname index, etc. The white dot for Thornton indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Thornton's DNA
If Thornton's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Thornton's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Thornton's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Thornton's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Thornton and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Thornton.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Thornton's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Thornton
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Thornton and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Thornton's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Thornton's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Thornton. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Thornton's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Thornton or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Thornton's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Thornton's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Thornton, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.

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