Charles W. Thornton

Male, #32378, (circa 1825 - 25 Nov 1881)
Father*James Thornton1 (c 1787 - a 1850)
Mother*Elizabeth Burns1 (s 1794 - a 1850)
Birth*circa 1825 Charles was born circa 1825. 
Marriage*28 Jun 1848 He married Nancy Catherine Culpepper at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 28 Jun 1848. 
1850 Census*1 Jun 1850 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census on 1 Jun 1850 at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama.2 
Census*1860 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, in 1860. 
Civil War*between 1861 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1861 and 1865

     Charles served in Company C, 31st ALA. Infantry during the Civil War. He was Captured 15 June 1864 at Big Shanty, GA, and sent to a military prison in Louisville, KY. On 22 June 1864 he was sent to Rock Island, IL, and was released 20 June 1865. Upon release he signed his oath of alliegence to the U.S. with a "mark." His military record states that he was a resident of Tallapoosa County, AL, that his complexion and hair were dark, his eyes blue, and his height 5 feet, 7+ inches. He was aged 39 according to the report. 
Census1880 He was listed as a resident in the census report at Elmore Co., Alabama, in 1880. 
Death*25 Nov 1881 He died at Elmore Co., Alabama, on 25 Nov 1881.3 

Family

Nancy Catherine Culpepper (Jan 1831 - )
Marriage*28 Jun 1848 He married Nancy Catherine Culpepper at Tallapoosa Co., Alabama, on 28 Jun 1848. 
Last Edited6 Jun 2015

Citations

  1. Lewis W. Griffin Jr. (#47), e-mail address.
  2. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Township 23, Tallapoosa, Alabama
    Page: 95
    Roll: M432_15.
  3. From his wife Nancy's aplication for a Confederate pension from the state of Alabama. She was "Mrs. N. C. Thornton" and her husband was "C. W. Thornton."