Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameAnn Williams 961, 7G Grandmother
FatherRoger Williams (-1677)
1Henry Thornton V , 7G Grandfather
Birthca 1653, Westminster, London, England
FatherHenry Thornton Iv (ca1630-)
MotherDeborah Scoper (1635-)
ChildrenRoger (1686-1730)
2James Debord , Step 7G Grandfather
Notes for Ann Williams
Her name is also given as Ann Debard; see for example, the following:965

Roger Thornton, son of Henry and Ann Debard, was born Jun 1, 1686. Died before May 6, 1730. Page 531, Richmond Co., VA

Isabella Thornton, Adm. of Roger Thornton's estate, bond made 5-6-1730...Roger married Isabell cir. 1708. Will Bk, page 531.

The foregoing is quoted from a manuscript entitled on "Ancestors and Descendants of Rev. William S. Rogers and Mary Edna Gary Rogers, 1642-1950", by Mary Edna Gary Rogers, who died in 1931 in Elberton, GA at the age of 83 and is assumed to be the compiler of the data in the manuscript.

Another source that gives her name as Ann Debard:966

Roger Thornton (Jr.) b. June 14, 1725, North Farnham Parish, Richmond, VA, d. in Hancock Co., GA 1797. m. Catherine Lindsey, dau. of Dennis Lindsay, Rev. Sol., Granville, Co., NC. Her mother's name is unknown and was not living in Aug. 1762. (Will of Dennis Lindsey).

Roger Thornton (Jr.) parents: Roger Thornton (Sr.) son of Anne Debard and Henry Thornton, b. June 1, 1686, m. Isabella cir. 1708. She died after May 6, 1730. He d. before May 6, 1730 (will).

Rogers parents: Henry Thornton b. - d. before 1723, m. Anne Debard b. - d. living in 1726. Mentioned in Headrights of William Davis on River Potomac, above waters of Puscatawy in 1657.

NOTE by Clayton Heathcock, 22 Nov 2011: Boddie writes that Henry Thornton’s wife was Ann Williams and that she married 2nd Hames Debord after the death of Henry Thornton. Boddie, John Bennett, Historical Southern Families, Vol. XII, "Thornton of Virginia," With Related Families Ransdell, Cox, Atwell, Alford, Williams, Curtis, & Obert, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, Maryland.
Notes for Henry (Spouse 1)
Following taken from Boddie, John Bennett, Historical Southern Families, Vol. XII, "Thornton of Virginia,"961

Thornton of Richmond County, Virginia

Henry1 Thornton may have been a younger brother of Luke Thornton and William1 Thornton, treated in Parts One and Two. He was probably born about 1660-65, as his son Roger was born in 1686, and died in Richmond Co. , Va. between 1695, when he was granted land in Richmond Co. (see D. B. 8, p. 375, deed of his son, Roger Thornton), and 1703, when his wife, Ann, was married (2) to James Debord, and mentioned as Ann Debord in her mother's will. Henry Thornton and his wife Anne had only one recorded child, Roger Thornton, who was born June 17, 1686 (Northfarnham Parish Reg.). The widow, Anne Thornton, married (2) James Debord, and in a deposition Oct. 5, 1727, as Ann Deboard wife of James Deboard", gave her age as 60 years, so born 1667 (Richmond Co. Acct. Bk. No. 1, p. 15). She was the daughter of Roger Williams and wife Joan of Rappahannock Co. Roger Williams died in Rappahannock Co. in 1677. His will, dated Feb.26, 1675/6 and probated June 6, 1677 (Sweeney "Wills of Rappahannock Co.", p. 52), mentions his sons Roger and Shadrack, his wife Joane, and his eldest daughter, Betty Williams. The widow, Joan Williams, married (2) Lewis Loyd, who died in Rappahannock Co. in 1690. The will of Lewis Loyd, dated April 24, 1687 and probated Nov. 5, 1690 (Sweeney, p. 137), leaves small bequests to his grandchild Ann Phillips, to "Henry Thornton's son Roger Thornton", and to Elizabeth Phillips; mentions his daughter-in-law, Ruth Williams; and leaves the bulk of his property to the widow, Joan. Joan Williams Loyd died in Richmond Co., Va. early in 1704. The will of Joan Loyd, dated Jan. 8, 1703/4, and probated Feb. 2, 1703/4, mentions her daughter Susannah Phillips, wife of William Phillips; son Shadrack Williams; daughter Ann Debord wife of James Debord; daughter Ruth Canterbury, wife of John Canterbury; granddaughter Elizabeth Thornhill; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Williams; son-in-law, George Thompson; granddaughter Susan Phillips; grandson John McDaniell; son-in-law William Phillips; sons-in-law John Canterbury and George Thompson (Richmond Co. Wills, 1699-1709). From the above wills, the children of Roger and Joan Williams were as follows: (1) Roger Williams, mentioned in his father's will, but apparently died young;

(2) Betty Williams, called eldest daughter in her father's will, married either a Thornhill or George Thompson; (3) Ann Williams, b. 1667, m. (1) Henry Thornton and (2) James Debord; (4) Susannah Williams m. William Phillips, and had daughters Ann, Elizabeth and Susan mentioned in the wills; (5) Ruth Williams m. John Canterbury; (6) Shadrack Williams, b. Feb. 1, 1673/4 (Northfarnham P.R.), m. Elizabeth Walker, daughter of Thomas Walker (see article on the Ashbury Family); and (7) Rebecca Williams, b. June 20, 1675 (Northfarnham P.R.), m. either a Thornhill or George Thompson.
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