James Patrick Thornton was my 3rd great-grandfather. He was born in Ireland in 1824 and died in Hubbard, Nebraska in 1887.
He is buried the small Hubbard Cemetery on a hill in Hubbard, NE. He was the first person buried there.
For some reason, I can’t find the picture of his other gravestone, in the middle of the above on and his wife’s. Instead, I will include this rubbing. As you can see, he was born in Rassan, Parish of Creggan, County Louth, Ireland on 2 Feb 1824.