THOMAS LORTON made his first settlement in this township, on section 8, in 1820. He was born in Virginia, in 1784, and was the son of Robert and Tabitha (Ganaway) Lorton. His father was a Revolutionary soldier. When about 17 years of age, Thomas removed to Cumberland county, Ky., where he lived until 1818, when he came to this state, locating for the time being, in Bond county, from where he came here. He was married Sept. 22, 1810, to Frances Nance, also a native of Virginia, and they were the parents of 12 children. Mr. Lorton spent the balance of his days in this township, dying Dec. 17, 1863. His wife died Aug. 15, 1871, and both are buried in White Hall cemetery.