Chloe seems to have been the youngest of at least 9 children. Her father joined the Congregational Church in 1810 and several of his children were baptized later that year. Her mother was baptized in 1817. Three of Chloe's siblings: Ruth, Royal Carter and James Chadwick left Vermont to become Shakers, they lived in the Shaker Colony in Canterbury, New Hampshire. James Blanchard, her father, moved to Wheelock by the time of the 1840 census. Two of his neighbors are Samuel Thornton, on one side, and David Thornton on the other. Chloe's mother died in 1840 and her father died in 1843, they are buried in the cemetery in Greensboro, Vermont.
|Record of James Blanchard's Death|
|Record of Phebe (Carter) Blanchard's Death|
|Chloe Blanchard Thornton|
John Clark Thornton married twice, his first wife, Nettie Hazen died after only a year of marriage. He left Vermont for Boston, Massachusetts. He ran a successful milk delivery business.