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date: 26 February 2021

Thornton, Matthewlocked

(1714–24 June 1803)
  • Gregory C. Colati


Thornton, Matthew (1714–24 June 1803), physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Ireland, the son of James Thornton and Elizabeth Jenkins. His family immigrated to America in 1717, settling first in Wiscasset, Maine, and soon after moving to the area around Worcester, Massachussetts. Both Wiscasset and Worcester had large Scotch-Irish populations....

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