I have a FREELOVE-THORNTON family from Cattaraugus Co, NY - and surrounding counties.
Caroline Freelove Thornton, b 1818, Senecca Co, NY, she was my 2nd great aunt.Siblings were:Angeline Ellen, b 1814 (my line), Pauline, probably the oldest, Samuel A., b 1821, Nathan N., b 1824, and possibly another son, Parley or Alonzo.I do not know who the father was.I have old information indicating her mother MAY have been Barbara Place.
I have a Thornton family as follows:
1850 NY cencus, Machias, Cattaraugus Co - all b in NY
Parley - age 42, ALMIRA - age 39, Ann E. - age 20, John - age 18, Anson - age, Addison - age 10, Amanda - age 8, Henry Allen - age 27 (??), Lovina - age 5/12.
I do not know the parents of either Parley or Almira Thornton.
Angeline Ellen Thornton married Israel C. Smith.She died in 1858 and is buried in Brewer's Cem., Machias, Cattaraugus Co, NY - next to Lyman and William Thornton, both died in 1850, sons of P. and A. Thornton.
I know this is a long shot, but FREELOVE is a unique name.Parley is a unique name, and I'm not seeing it much in the Thornton line.There is a B. Parley FREELOVE in the 1880 cencus, b abt 1842 in NY.