Can someone provide information on whether Elizabeth THORNTON of King George County, VA ever actually lived in Fauquier Co., VA where she owned property? I have found Fauquier Tithable and Personal Property Tax Lists indicating that in the period 1782-1783 a former King George resident, Nathaniel OWINGS / OWENS, served as overseer for Elizabeth THORNTON. William THORNTON of King George Co. purchased 212 acres on Cedar Run around 1762 and I believe that this was inherited by Francis THORNTON of King George. This property was near farmland that was purchased in 1788 by Nathaniel OWENS.
Elizabeth THORNTON is recorded as having paid the Fauquier Tithable and Personal Property Tax in the years 1782-83 and 85-88. She participated in a Fauquier lawsuit in 1783 against Isaac JOHNSTON. She, Francis THORNTON, Henry FITZHUGH, and Francis CONWAY, were identified as the executors of William THORNTON.
Elizabeth THORNTON seems to have continued to own land in King George County during this period and I would like to know if she remained living in King George and was an absentee landowner of property in Fauquier.
A second question for THORNTON researchers. Is it known whether there are surviving account books for THORNTON properties in King George and Fauquier Counties? It is possible that Nathaniel OWENS was connected with the THORNTON family in King George as well as Fauquier Co. and may appear in their records. His daughter, Sarah OWENS, married Hugh GORDEN/GORDON of King George County, who owned property north of Muddy Creek, which was quite close to property owned by the THORNTON family. Hugh GORDON / GORDEN moved to Fauquier, probably near his father-in-law Nathaniel OWENS, about 1788 and remained in Fauquier until 1799 when he and family moved on to Washington Co., KY.
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