Notes for JACOB THORNBURG:
Mayhill's Land Tract Entry of Henry Co. IN for this Jacob will be noted on his chart. The entry dates are:
Henry Twp. of Henry Co. IN Feb 4 1828, with Thomas Ginn, 80 acres. Sec 14 joint purchase.
" " Jan 19, 1830 80 acres, Sec. 14, adjoining first entry-sole owner
" " Jan 19, 1830 80 acres, Sec. 9, 80 acres sole owner.
Henry County IN is listed as home county with initial purchase in 1828.
More About JACOB THORNBURG:
Census: 1830, Henry Co. IN pg 70 line 24
More About ELIZABETH HOOVER:
Census 1: 1850, New Castle Twp. Henry Co. IN "Powell"
Census 2: 1840, Henry Co. IN Head of Household pg 97 line 7
Child of JACOB THORNBURG and ? is:
2. i. ELVIN5 THORNBURG, b. September 03, 1821, Wayne County, Indiana.
Children of JACOB THORNBURG and ELIZABETH HOOVER are:
ii. DAVID5 THORNBURG.
iii. OLIVER THORNBURG, d. In Infancy.
iv. WILLIAM THORNBURG, d. In Infancy.
v. EDWIN THORNBURG (TWIN), d. In Infancy.
vi. CALVIN THORNBURG (TWIN), d. In Infancy.
3. vii. HIRAM THORNBURG, b. April 14, 1827, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana; d. April 01, 1888, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana.
viii. JOHN H. THORNBURG, b. March 08, 1837, New Castle, Henry Co. Indiana; d. July 24, 1917; m. JOSEPHINE ELLIOTT.
ix. JACOB JR. THORNBURG, b. December 08, 1839; d. August 01, 1859, Beatrice, Nebraska.
Children of ELVIN THORNBURG and DAMARIS LOCKE are:
i. JACOB ALBERT6 THORNBURG.
ii. MARY ANN THORNBURG (TWIN), d. Died in Infancy.
iii. MARTHA ANN THORNBURG (TWIN), d. In Infancy.
iv. JOHN M. THORNBURG, b. January 24, 1846.
v. WILLIAM LEWIS THORNBURG, b. April 24, 1855.
3. HIRAM5 THORNBURG (JACOB4, WALTER3, HENRY2, WALTER1) was born April 14, 1827 in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, and died April 01, 1888 in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana. He married LYDIA JANE CREEK July 03, 1849 in Liberty, Union County, Indiana. She was born July 19, 1832 in Union County,Indiana, and died October 23, 1929 in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana.
Notes for HIRAM THORNBURG:
According to "Memories, Dreams and Reflections of Middletown, " 1975, pg 78:
Hiram Thornburg, Dr. Thornburg's father, was believed to be the first white male child born in New Castle. He was born on a homestead in 1827 where the Union Traction station later located."
All family dates for births are recorded in the Thornburgh Family Bible, presented copies by HCHS.
Handwritten notes from HCHS,undated:
"Hiram Thornburgh, the eldest child of Jacob and Elizabeth was the first child born within the corporate limits of the town of New Castle. His parents were much honored and respected citizens by all that knew them and educated their son as best as they could in that early day, for New Castle was a wilderness. At 12 years of age his father died. When 15 years old he was apprenticed to the tanners trade with John Powell. This trade he followed for 14 years, then a partnership with James Miller was formed carried on a boot, shoe and leather business for a number of years. The year 1866 he embarked into the grocery trade and continued in this for about 12 years. He followed farming for several years. For about 4 years, health prevented any active work. He grew to young manhood, enjoying comparative few of the advantages the youth of today and generation are blessed with. None, it can be said, knew but to respect him and honor him. nor could his name be mentioned but with commendation. Quiet and unobtrusive in manner and bearing,, kind hearted, generous and character..."
More About HIRAM THORNBURG:
Burial: East Southmound Cemetery, Henry Twp. Henry County, IN
Census: 1850, New Castle Twp. Henry Co. IN CP 360
Notes for LYDIA JANE CREEK:
Obituary for Lydia Jane Creek, New Castle Times, 24 Oct 1929.
"Mrs. Lydia Thornburg, 97, Oldest Woman in County Dies...
Pioneer Resident Succumbs at Home On Lincoln Ave.
Mrs. Lydia Thornburg, aged 97 years, 3months and 4 days, New Castle's oldest woman resident and one of the pioneers of Henry county, died at 11:00 o'clock last night at her home, 1201 Lincoln Avenue.
Her husband, Hiram Thornburg, died April 1, 1888.
Of seven children, four remain- Mrs. C. S. Hernly and Ethel Thornburg, at home, Simon P. Thornburg, 929 South 14th St. and Dr. F. L. Thornburg, of Middletown. There are fourteen grandchildren.
The day after their marriage in Union county, where Mrs. Thornburg was born, Mr and Mrs. Thornburg came to the village of New Castle to work in the John Powell Tannery. Since that date, July 4, 1849, Mrs. Thornburg has lived in this community. That year is famous for the United States history for the great gold rush.
The first home of the Thornburgs was on the site now occupied by the Livezey Tin Shop. They next moved into a log cabin where Idlewild, the former L. A. Jennings home, stood for many years. They next moved to a residence at 14th and Race Streets. Fifty years later they sold the plot of ground to the T. H. I. & E. traction company which erected the station which now stands there. They then built the home at 1201 Lincoln avenue which has remained the family home since that time.
In an interesting interview with a Times reporter a year ago, Mrs. Thornburg told of the many changes that have taken place in the time that she has watched New Castle grow from a small village to a city of 20,000 inhabitants. When she first came here, corduroy roads were common. Sugar was made at home from maple sap and soap, straw hats and many other articles were home products.
Mrs. Thornburg enjoyed automobile rides and attended the First Methodist Episcopal church, of which she was a member
(Portions of the following were extracted from the photocopy some unreadable....Tentative arrangements,...Lincoln Avenue...South Mound---) South Mound Cemetery in Henry Twp. Henry County is the cemetery. Inscription records prove this.
More About LYDIA JANE CREEK:
Burial: East Southmound Cemetery, Henry Twp. Henry County, IN
Census: 1850, New Castle Twp. Henry County IN CP 360
Children of HIRAM THORNBURG and LYDIA CREEK are:
i. ALCESTIA6 THORNBURG, b. August 21, 1851; d. Bef. 1929; m. ALONSO WAYMAN, May 04, 1875, Henry Co. Indiana.
More About ALONSO WAYMAN:
Name 2: Wayman, Alonzo
Census: Census Page #: 0230, Census Line #: 17A
Fact 1: Township: Henry, City: New Castle, Post Office: New Castle, Ward:
Fact 2: Age: 14 Year(s)
Fact 3: Birthplace: Indiana
Fact 4: Family Number: 0028, Family Part:
Fact 5: Dwelling Number: 0117, Dwelling Part:
Residence: County: Henry, State: IN
ii. CHARLES LORING THORNBURG, b. May 15, 1854, New Castle, Henry Co. Indiana; d. February 13, 1928; m. (1) SARAH E. INGALLS, July 28, 1915, Henry Co. Indiana; m. (2) JENNIE SMITH, February 03, 1917, Henry Co. Indiana; m. (3) AURA DIRMIT, Abt. 1920.
iii. FRANK L. THORNBURG, M. D., b. September 16, 1856, New Castle, Henry Co. Indiana; d. 1943; m. JEANETTE "NETTIE" SUMMERS, July 19, 1880, Henry Co. Indiana; b. July 23, 1859, Sly Fork, Union Twp., Madison Co. Indiana; d. March 10, 1933, Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.
Notes for FRANK L. THORNBURG, M. D.:
According to "Memories, Dreams and Reflections of Middletown" 1975, pg 78;
"Dr. Frank Thornburgh came to Middletown in 1878 at the age of 24, immediately after graduation from Ohio Medical School in Cincinnati. He opened an office on the northeast corner of Sixth and Locust Streets where he remained for about 15 years. He then moved across the street where he practiced for forty more years. Hiram Thornburgh, Dr. Thornburgh's father, was believed to be the first white male child born in New Castle. He was born on a homestead in 1827 where the Union Traction station was later located. Dr. Thornburgh married Nettie Summers in 1880. Their home at 167 North Seventh St. still remains one of Middletown's lovely old homes. Dr. Thornburgh had a fondness for the people of Middletown and they for him. He was often heard to say that Middletown was one of the best little towns in the state."
In text elsewhere on page 78, Two buildings were recently torn down in the area immediately east of the present Hometead Market. The far west building was Dr. Frank Thornburgh's office...
4. iv. ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" THORNBURG, b. January 31, 1859, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana.
v. OMAR JACOB THORNBURG, b. December 22, 1861.
5. vi. SIMON P. THORNBURG, b. September 06, 1864, New Castle, Henry Co. Indiana; d. April 16, 1932, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana.
vii. MARY ETHEL THORNBURG, b. August 12, 1869.
4. ELIZABETH "LIZZIE"6 THORNBURG (HIRAM5, JACOB4, WALTER3, HENRY2, WALTER1) was born January 31, 1859 in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana. She married CHARLES S. HERNLY December 23, 1880 in Henry Co. Indiana.
Children of ELIZABETH THORNBURG and CHARLES HERNLY are:
i. INFANT7 HERNLEY, b. October 28, 1883.
ii. INFANT HERNLEY, b. May 04, 1892.
5. SIMON P.6 THORNBURG (HIRAM5, JACOB4, WALTER3, HENRY2, WALTER1) was born September 06, 1864 in New Castle, Henry Co. Indiana, and died April 16, 1932 in New Castle, Henry County, Indiana. He married MARY "MAUDE" EMILY CUMMINS April 24, 1889 in Madison Co. Indiana (by Rev. J. P. Dykes) at the Cummins home., daughter of HENDERSON CUMMINS and CAROLINE TROUT. She was born April 16, 1864 in Sly Fork, Union Twp., Madison Co. Indiana, and died September 10, 1951 in Whittier, Los Angeles, California.
More About SIMON P. THORNBURG:
Occupation: Owned a clothing store in New Castle, Henry Co. Indiana
Residence: New Castle, Henry Co. Indiana
More About MARY "MAUDE" EMILY CUMMINS:
Residence 1: 1901, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana
Residence 2: 1917, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana
Residence 3: 1943, Whittier California
Child of SIMON THORNBURG and MARY CUMMINS is:
i. FRANK EUGENE7 THORNBURGH, b. April 04, 1896, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana; d. May 1975, Indianapolis, Marion Co. IN; m. MARY MARGARET MARKEY, July 19, 1916, Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Notes for FRANK EUGENE THORNBURGH:
Resided in Indianapolis in 1917, according to a news article in Middletown News 1917 See notes for Henderson Cummins.
According to the Application for Henry County Pioneer Certificate, the marriage date was 1936 for marriage of Frank Eugene Thornburgh. This application was completed by Frank E. Thornburgh approx. 1972. He resided at 7364 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46219. This application indicates no brothers nor sisters for Eugene, but as an only child.
More About FRANK EUGENE THORNBURGH:
Residence: November 1917, Indianapolis, Marion Co. IN
Descendants of Walter Thornburg
1 Walter Thornburg