I am descended through Thornton Light through his son, Bert. Thornton was born 14 Mar 1848 in Shelby, Illinois. He died 10 Oct 1924 in Beecher City, Effingham, Illinois, USA. He married Henrietta Boone Dunaway Hubbartt on 23 Dec 1871 in Effingham, Illinois, USA.
Thornton and Henrietta had 5 children: Granville, Iona, Bert, Elizabeth, and Hettie.