I am working on my connecting families in the same area.I happen to have a Tiller who married a Thornton as a second marriage.My Thornton's originated from VA.Some of myCaroline co. & Fauquier Co. group migrated to TN. The men were often Lawyers or Doctors.I noticed you were looking for Browns in Fauquier & have figured out mine. They descend from Gustavus Brown.Still working on other surnames in the area "Thornton, Fitzhugh, Horner, Tabb, Taliaferro, Bankhead, Harrison, Scott, Brown, Digges, & many more:
It appears that my folks intermarried cousins & migrated together in groups.Many stayed in Virginia. I also feel the VA Watts family connects, as well as the Tiller with my people. If interested, I can give you what I have.Thomas & Sallie Tiller had one child together (Maggie), who married her cousin with surname Johnson.
Sallie Fitzhugh Thornton's first marriage was to her cousin (Alfred Horner Thornton) b. in Caroline Co. VA.--Her 2nd marriage to Thomas Tiller. Thomas Tiller's first wife was a Nancy Williams.
Here is one census for Thomas Tiller's second marriage: 1880 Fayette TN census for Thomas Tiller and Sallie Dist 12 p.19 on ancestry Thomas W M 46 Married Farmer AL SallieF38Married House keepTN Mary ThorntonW F 12 Step D. TN (Sallie's & real nameMarianna Mildred Thornton) Fannie W F 10 Step DTN(Sallie's) George W M 6 sonAR (Sallie's) Walter W M 4 sonTN (Sallie's) William Tiller W M 11 sonTN (Thomas Tiller's son) JohnW M 9 son TN (Thomas Tiller's son) Walter W M 5 sonTN (Thomas Tiller's son) SallieW F 4m DauTN (Should be Margaret/Maggie Tiller)
A couple of Sallie's children are missing-(A daughter , Susan/Sue) is found with a Wm. Watts household - neighbor).Appears to be a young nanny for a young widower or babysitter when the census taker came along.
Children of Alfred Thornton and Sarah/Sallie fitzhugh Thornton are: 25 i. Marianna Mildred Thornton, born 08 February 1867 in Near Moscow, Fayette Co., TN; married Dr. Albert Joseph Johnson. ii. Frances Cole Thornton, born 11 November 1869 in TN; married Wilbur Duane Bobbitt. iii. Susan Steward Thornton, born 04 May 1870 in Near Moscow, Fayette Co., TN. iv. James Lewis Thornton, born 16 March 1872 in Near Fort Smith, AR. v. George Edward Thornton, born 03 October 1873 in AR. vi. Walter Alfred Thornton, born 09 February 1875 in TN; married Unknown.