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Re: Thornsberry dead end
Posted by: Donna Church (ID *****6802) Date: July 29, 2006 at 23:24:43
In Reply to: Thornsberry dead end by robert w. vaughan of 302

Hey where is your Edward from. I have one in my data base b 1872 that is the son of William and Sarah Thornsberry. Most of us that spell our name this way is the Floyd Co Ky line. Back to the begin of our spelling changes. We will start with Edward(b ca 1745) he married Elizabeth Mendenhall. His son John(b 1773) who married Susannah Starns. This John had three sons that settle in different parts of Ky. George was in Floyd Co. his children spell the name Thornsberry. Martin was in Pike Co. his childern spell thier name Thornbury. Isaac was in Knott Co. his childern spell their Thornsbury. I believe there was some other sons in some others and they had a different way to spell their name as well. I come from both John's and George's lines. My grandfather's parents were Johnny Thornsbury (Isaac's line) he married Perthinia Thornsberry (John's Line). But for what ever reason my grandfather use both spelling at different times. But the Thornsberry is the spelling my father use his whole life mainly because he lived in Floyd Co most of the time. Now when ever we run into other Thornsberrys of any spelling we ask where they are from and we can tell if they are close kin or not. As for your Edward he could be the Edward Thornsberry that was in Lawerence Co about 1900. He moved from there into Eliott Co. That was the sons of Martin Thornsbury and Ruth Hall. Martin is the son of Isaac. After the Civil War the Knott and Floyd Co Thornsberry sometimes use both spelling of the name. There wasn't much family connections kept with the Pike Co Thornburys. Sorry it is confusing but it could be worst you could be connected to the Halls and Johnsons of Floyd Co. I think it would take a rocket scientist to figure them out, but if this is your line then you will have the Halls and Johnsons to deal with. Hope this helps Welcome to the family.
Love, Donna(Thornsberry) Church

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