File transfer offering #1
December 28, 2018
Rev. J B Thornton
As I recall his name was given him by the clergy of Blackburn College on
the occasion of his christening. His parents wish was to continue the line
of Samuel Watson's, but the name announced was Jesse Blackburn Thornton.
(refresh your browser - I moved this foto on server, Jan 17, 2018)
This photo is (was) on display at the Sonton Peanut Butter Co. Osaka Japan and the Hope Congregational Church, 4200 Brown Road, St Louis, Missouri.
A biography, titled "J B Thornton, Man of Faith" was published by Charles Thornton, August of 2014. If you hope to retain the history of the family you should have a copy of this biography. Much of what I offer here is properly documented in the biography. Disregarding the historical value, you will be blessed by reading the biography.
Another dependable source of information is maintained by Dan Thornton on the website: Thornton.Info . Much that I have to offer concerning our family can also be found at that site. Dan has also accumulated much historical data on the family beyond what I have recorded.