My Thornton line is in North Carolina so it is quite possible that some made it to South Carolina.Here is my NC Thornton.My line basically came from NC to TN, IL, then MO.
Thomas Thornton, Sr.(Mark13, Luke T.12, William11, William10, William of Eastcombe9, Francis 'of The Hills'8 Thornton, Robert7, William6, Robert5, William4, Robert3, Thomas of Newton2, William1 Thornton) was born Bet. 1719 - 1721 in Virginia, and died 1777 in Duplin County, North Carolina.He married Martha P. Bef. 1742.
Children of Thomas Thornton and Martha are: 2 i. Nathaniel15 Thornton, died December 08, 1821 in Sampson County, North Carolina.He married Millie Eldridge. 3 ii. Benjamin Thornton, died in before age 25..He married Sarah Kendricks March 1815. 4 iii. Herod Thornton, born Bet. 1742 - 1744. 5 iv. Thomas Thornton, Jr., born 1744; died Bef. May 05, 1832.He married Joanna. 6 v. John Thornton, Sr., born August 31, 1749; died Bet. 1806 - 1807.He married Agnes Hill September 01, 1767; born March 26, 1746.