URIAH THORNBURGH, wagon maker, Newport. Thomas Thornburgh, the grandfather of our subject, was born in Tennessee.
He came North and settled in Clinton County, from there moving to West Lancaster, and thence to this county in
1855. He was twice married, first to Rebecca Mann, by whom he had two children. By his second wife he had seven
children. Our subject was born near Jamestown, Greene Co., Ohio, August 11, 1827, where he was reared and educated.
On June 26, 1851, he married Mary Cox, who was born in Randolph County, Ind., February 8, 1835. By this union eleven
children were born, viz.: Sarah, born August 27, 1852, and married S. Yates, July 1, 1874; Joseph W., born June
10, 1857, and married Ida Hopkins in August, 1874; Lizzie, born December 1, 1861; Mary Belle, born in 1866; Almira,
born January 14, 1870; Louella, born March 15, 1855, married in March, 1875, and died at the age of twenty two
years two months and seven days. The rest died young. Uriah, the father of our subject, was born in Tennessee,
June 17, 1791, and married Sarah Hiett, who came to this country when quite young and died June 18, 1815. He then
married Sarah Hill, who was born August 17, 1793, and died March 26, 1835. He had the following children, Elizabeth,
G. W., Uriah, Margaret, Sarah, and others that died in infancy.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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