William W. Williams
Eliza Jane Williams
SW Thornton, D.D.
Mary Scott Gash Thornton
Elizabeth Thornton Woerner
Sam Thornton, Jr.
Seth Joseph Thornton
Family Time Line
Sonton Food Industries
721 - Seth Joseph page
On Saturday, August 14, 2004 my grandma and I visited with Uncle Sam and
They live near Greenfield in a valley, Happy Holler, on Rubicon Creek.
No dogs live in Happy Holler, but cats number 5:
Tabbee, Daisee, Judee, Bettee, and Spook (who is lazy)
Uncle Sam says the deer stop in to visit and lick out the bird food,
or eat the tops
out of firebush, dogwood, and other tasty shrubs. Coons, groundhogs and possums
are numerous, but the mice just don't seem to enjoy the area.
We also saw some history of my grandpa John's family. On that side of
my family there are Williams, Henderson and Thorpe names. These
families settled on the prairie near Greenfield about 1830. The Williams
came from the Virginia area to Kentucky then to Illinois. The Henderson
family came down from Ohio (a barge) to Cairo, then up the Mississippi
to Cahokia area, then to Greenfield. Martin Thorpe possibly came directly
from England. These families used family plots on their own land as the
burial site. Some years back the plot where these families were buried was
desecrated to such an extent that the few remaining markers had to be ex-
cavated. Many were not found, some being freed slaves who chose to stay
with "uncle Billy Williams" --------- more on that later.
With help from 621, Joe and 622, Josh the markers remaining
along the same creek as before (Rubicon) but downstream
about 2 miles.
Wm. W. Williams, born - 1790's --- Seth J., born -
"That's all for now, Thanks for stopping by."