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  • ID: I13103
  • Name: Charles W Thornton
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1827 in GA
  • Death: BEF 1894 in Civil War, Elmore Alabama - on 1850-1860 census of Tallapoosa County which is next to Elmore.
  • Burial: see 1850- 1860 census Tallapoosa County AL
  • Note:
    Charles served in Company C, 31st ALA. Infantry during the Civil War. He was Captured 15 June 1864 at Big Shanty, GA, and sent to a military prison in Louisville, KY. On 22 June 1864 he was sent to Rock Island, IL, and was released 20 June 1865. Upon release he signed his oath of alliegence to the U.S. with a "mark." His military record states that he was a resident of Tallapoosa County, AL, that his complexion and hair were dark, his eyes blue, and his height 5 feet, 7+ inches. He was aged 39 according to the report.


    U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
    about Charles Whitfield Thornton
    Name: Charles Whitfield Thornton
    Side: Confederate
    Regiment State/Origin: Georgia
    Regiment Name: 20 Georgia Infantry
    Regiment Name Expanded: 20th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
    Company: K
    Rank In: Private
    Rank In Expanded: Private
    Rank Out: Private
    Rank Out Expanded: Private
    Film Number: M226 roll 60


    American Civil War Soldiers
    about Charles Thornton
    Name: Charles Thornton ,
    Side Served: Confederacy
    State Served: Alabama
    Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
    Enlisted in Company C, 31st Infantry Regiment Alabama.

    Sources: 425







    1880 United States Federal Census
    about Charles Thornton
    Name: Charles Thornton
    Home in 1880: Central Institute, Elmore, Alabama
    Age: 53
    Estimated birth year: abt 1827
    Birthplace: Georgia
    Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
    Father's birthplace: Georgia
    Mother's birthplace: Georgia
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Race: White
    Gender: Male

    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles Thornton 53
    Nancy C. Thornton 49
    Louisa C. Thornton 16
    George N. Thornton 13
    Martha J. Thornton 10
    William J. Thornton 5




    1860 United States Federal Census
    about Josiah Thornton
    Name: Josiah Thornton
    Age in 1860: 4
    Birth Year: abt 1856
    Birthplace: Alabama
    Home in 1860: Western Division, Tallapoosa, Alabama
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Fishpond -Kiwiliga
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles W Thornton 34 Mechanic
    Nancy Thornton 28
    James Thornton 10
    John Thornton 7
    Josiah Thornton 4

    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Charles W Thornton
    Name: Charles W Thornton
    Age: 23
    Estimated birth year: abt 1827
    Birth Place: Georgia
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): Township 23, Tallapoosa, Alabama





    this kid must connect.....born in Wetumpka, Elmore, AL
    1850 United States Federal Census
    about Charles W Thornton
    Name: Charles W Thornton
    Age: 10
    Estimated birth year: abt 1840
    Birth Place: Ala
    Gender: Male
    Home in 1850(City,County,State): Harris, Muscogee, Georgia




    Father: James Thornton b: 1788 in GA
    Mother: Elizabeth Burns b: 1795 in NC

    Marriage 1 Nancy Katherine Culpepper b: 1832 in Crawford County GA
    • Married: 1848 in Tallapoosa County Alabama
    Children
    1. Has No Children Milton Thornton
    2. Has No Children Martha Juliann Thornton
    3. Has Children James G Thornton b: 1849 in Tallapoosa Alabama
    4. Has Children John Thornton b: 1850 in Alabama
    5. Has No Children Josiah Thornton b: 1856 in Alabama
    6. Has No Children Louisa C Thornton b: 1864
    7. Has Children George William Thorington b: JUL 1866 in Alabama
    8. Has Children Wm Jackson Thornton b: 1875 in Elmore Alabama
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