Seeking information about RICHARD THORNTON and sons JAMES M. THORNTON and HENRY M. THORNTON of Walker and Fayette Counties, AL. All three owned land in one or both counties around 1860. James had 400+ acres lying across the county line (at least 80 acres in Fayette and the remainder in Walker) and Henry had 160 acres (120 in Fayette and 40 in Walker) and father Richard had 160 acres lying entirely in Walker.
James and Henry and younger brother MARTIN V. THORNTON all served with the 1st Alabama Cavalry USA -- and Henry and Martin both died in service. Henry's wife may have been MARY JEFFRIES. Mary and Henry had two children, names may be ROXANA THORNTON and JOHN H.A.THORNTON. Upon Henry's death in service, Mary may have married MOSES JOHNSON. When Mary died, Moses may have granted custody of the Thornton children to her father, ELIJAH JEFFRIES.
Richard Thornton sold his land to D. F. THORNTON and by 1860 was living at or near the Dublin Post Office area of Fayette County. His widow, AGNES unknown THORNTON contined living there and shows on the 1870 census in the Dublin area.
Any information about any of these Thorntons will be most appreciated. Terry Thornton Rinnie, TN