Liberty in Clay County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Col. John Thornton
Died in Clay Co. Mo. Oct. 24, 1847
Col. commanding 28 Regt, 3 Brig.
1st Div. Mo. Militia from
1824 to 1829 on the
extreme western border of Mo.
during the Indian troubles.
He represented Clay Co. in the
General Assembly of Mo. in
1824-1826-1828-1830-1832 and 1836
He was Speaker of the House
in 1828 and 1830.
A statesman and Patriot,
an uncompromising friend of truth
and justice, of unswerving integrity
A loving Husband and Father
He stretched out his hand[?] to the poor,
he reached forth his hand to the needy.
Erected by the Thornton Family.
Location. 39° 14.543′ N, 94° 25.392′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Missouri, in Clay County. Marker is on Shrader Street east of Gallatin Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is in Fairview Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty MO 64068, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucy A. Ward Love (within shouting distance of this marker); General Alexander William Doniphan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldiers Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark Mural (approx. ¼ mile away); The Liberty Spring (approx. ¼ mile away); First Court House Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scales and Rails (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
More about this marker. Monument is difficult to photograph due to the nature of the stone engraving.
Also see . . .
1. John Thornton Materials at the Kansas City Public Library. (Submitted on August 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Thornton Biographical Footnote in A History of Missouri by Houck (1908). (Submitted on August 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • Politics • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.