From the History of Benton Co. AR... " In 1839 Richard Burgess and his family, including W. W. Burgess, who now lives at Springtown, came from Bedford County, Tenn., and settled on Lick Branch, near the Osage, where Ed. Maxwell now lives. The same year Walter Thornberry and his son-in-law, David Brickey, came from Virginia, ..."
"Prior to 1839 Rev. Walter Thornberry organized a Methodist church at his residence in the southern part of the county, in the vicinity of Wager's Mills. Rev. Swaggerty was a pioneer minister of this denomination in Benton County, laboring during the thirties, and perhaps later. Martin and Walter, sons of Walter Thornberry, Sr., both became Methodist preachers. ..."
Scott Co. VA 1814 formed from parts of Washington, Lee, and Russell Counties 1820 Walter Thornbury (110010-20100) Henry Thornbury (000100-00000) John Thornbury (201201-31201) Isaac Thornbury (100100-20100) 1824 Henry Thornberry m. Melissa Hangst Jan 22nd 1824 Ivy Thornberry m. Oma Wade March 10th 1830 David Brinkey m. Mary Thornberry May 23rd 1830 Walter Thornberry(0101001-1121001) b.1780-1790 Henry Thornberry(100101-1121001)
Benton Co. AR 1839 Walter Thornberry and his son-in-law, David Brickey, came to Benton Co. AR 1840 D Brickey (000001-2101)
Washington Co. AR 1850 David Brixey 44 VA, Mary 42 VA & children in Clear Creek (came to AR 1836 from birth places of children) 1860 Martin Thornberry b.1812 VA (moved to Newton Co. MO by 1870)
I am looking for a connection with this family to an Elizabeth Thornberry/Thornbury that moved with husband, George Ballard from Madison or Jackson Co. AL in 1836.