John Heaton1

b. 24 June 1724, d. 1788
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton2 b. 1690, d. Sep 1762
Mother*Sarah Roberts2 d. 1731
Birth*24 June 1724John Heaton Jr. was born on 24 June 1724 in Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey.2
(Relationship-Possible) Relationship NoteResearchers have often confused the life of John Heaton of Loudoun County, Virginia, with another, possibly even unrelated, John Heaton. Although many stories have been communicated within the other Heaton family, and some have been published, expanded upon, and republished on the internet, very little actual evidence has been found to provide a view of that other John Heaton's life. Those of us from the other Heaton family, in our desire to resolve the discrepancies in the reports of the life of our elusive John, tried to compare the life and timelines of these two John Heatons. As we began to learn more about the John Heaton of Loudoun County, Virginia, we realized how easy it was to become confused by the two different families of Heaton.

Loudoun County John Heaton was a great grandson of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, England, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1682, settling in Bucks County. The other John Heaton was a great grandson of Nathaniel Heaton of Lincolnshire, England, who immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1634. In England, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are neighboring counties, and the home towns of the two Heaton immigrants in the mid 1600s were only about 100 miles apart. It is entirely possible, if not probable, that these two Heaton immigrants were related, although their link has not yet been identified. The other John Heaton was born on 14 February 1719 in Hebron, Connecticut. He was six years older than John Heaton of Loudoun County, and did not marry Abigail Paxon, spelled "Paxton" in some publications. He moved around a lot, and lived, at least, in Morris County, New Jersey, Loudoun County, Virginia, Washington County, Pennsylvania and Greene County, Pennsylvania.3,4,1
Marriage*He married Abigail Paxon, daughter of James Paxon and Mary ______, probably in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.5
Relocation*1768Abigail and John Heaton moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, with at least some of their children in 1768.1
Employment*25 June 1772 On 25 June 1772, brothers John and Moses Heaton were allotted to work on a road project in Loudoun County, Virginia, with their brother-in-law, William Laycock, as the surveyor. John Heaton's three oldest sons, William, Benjamin and John, were also allotted to work on the same project. Then, on 26 October 1772, upon a petition of sundry residents, John Heaton, Moses Heaton, Richard Williams and Joseph Bonham, or any three of them, being first duly sworn, were ordered to view the way for a road to be opened from the Valentine Quarter on the Potowmack River to Farling Ball's mill and store and report to the court whether it may be convenient to the public to open and clear the way. John Heaton, Moses Heaton and Joseph Bonham made their report to the court on 27 November 1772, stating they had found that the most convenient way was to go with or near the Old Road as far as Leonard May's fence, and from there take a direct course by Moses Heaton's to the mill and store. The road was ordered to be opened and to be deemed as a public road. Moses Heaton was appointed surveyor of the project, and was ordered to have the road cleared and to keep it in repair according to the law.6,7,8
Employment*10 April 1775John Heaton, William Rasley, John Dorran and Nicholas Souder, or any of the three of them, were ordered by the court on 10 April 1775 to view the way for a road to be opened from Mercer Brown's Mill into the road leading to Pain's Ferry in Loudoun County, Virginia. They, being first duly sworn for that purpose, were to make a report to the court of the conveniences and inconveniences that might be experienced with the project. Their report was made to the court on 15 August 1775 for clearing a road from Mercer Brown's Mill to John Heaton's, and from there to Anthony Souder's and part of Jacob Fry's, from there to Conrad Hickman's, and then to the Dutch Mill. The project was approved and Conrad Hickman was appointed surveyor, with Josias Clapham appointed to allot the hands to work on the project.9,10
Will*He left no will.11,12
Death*1788He died in Virginia, "the latter end of the year 1788, aged about 64 years and 6 months."2

Family

Abigail Paxon b. 30 Aug 1726
Children1.Benjamin Heaton+13,1 b. 1750, d. 1819
2.William Heaton1
3.John Heaton1
4.James Heaton1
5.Thomas Heaton1
6.Mary Heaton1
7.Samuel Heaton1
8.Jane Heaton+1,11,12 b. 30 Jun 1775, d. 1 Oct 1809

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well-researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015.
  2. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report, s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter."
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, page 154. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  4. [S1400] Patricia B. Duncan and Ann Brush Miller, "Historic Roads of Virginia: Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783", online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, published 2013 by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Hereinafter cited as Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783.
  5. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report, s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter."
  6. [S1400] Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783, online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, page 97, citing Loudoun Order Book E, page 355.
  7. [S1400] Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783, online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, page 102, citing Loudoun Order Book E, page 438, the Heaton surname transcribed as "Eaton."
  8. [S1400] Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783, online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, page 104, citing Loudoun Order Book E, page 481.
  9. [S1400] Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783, online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, page 128, citing Loudoun Order Book F, page 539.
  10. [S1400] Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783, online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, page 131, citing Loudoun Order Book F, page 561, the Heaton surname spelled "Hetton" and Fry spelled "Fri."
  11. [S1540] Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA, submitted on 01 September 2000 by Andy Miller, Columbus, Ohio, a Silcott cousin descending from Jacob through his daughter Sarah (Silcott) Tomlinson, online at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/silcott/11/. Hereinafter cited as Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA.
  12. [S1539] Ethel Silcott Blackburn, Silcott Family History, 1735-1992, second edition. Contains Silcott families, many from Pennsylvania, who lived in Virginia, at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s. Most of the families lived in the vicinity of Silcott Springs, Loudon County, Virginia. Many descendants later migrated west to Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and elsewhere. Includes the Edenfield, Tavenner, and other related families. (Pleasantville, Ohio: E.S. Blackburn, 1993). Hereinafter cited as Silcott Family History, 1735-1992.
  13. [S1770] Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015, online at www.ancestry.com, Benjamin Heaton, born 1750, died 1819, age 69, father John Heaton, mother Abigail Paxon, spouse Nancy Ann Jackson, children William, referencing URL: https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/stamboom-terpstra-gaudio/…. Hereinafter cited as Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015.

John Heaton1

Relationship2nd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton1 b. 24 Jun 1724, d. 1788
Mother*Abigail Paxon1 b. 30 Aug 1726
(Son) Employment25 June 1772 On 25 June 1772, John was allotted to work on a road project in Loudoun County, Virginia, with two of his brothers, their father, and their uncle Moses Heaton, with another uncle, William Laycock, the surveyor.2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well-researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015.
  2. [S1400] Patricia B. Duncan and Ann Brush Miller, "Historic Roads of Virginia: Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783", page 97, citing Loudoun Order Book E, page 355, online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, published 2013 by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Hereinafter cited as Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783.
  3. [S1400] Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783, online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, page 102, citing Loudoun Order Book E, page 438, the Heaton surname transcribed as "Eaton."
  4. [S1400] Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783, online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, page 104, citing Loudoun Order Book E, page 481.

John Heaton1

Relationship2nd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Moses Heaton1 b. 2 Feb 1744, d. 1777
Birth*John Heaton was probably born in Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well-researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015.

John Heaton1

b. 1804, d. 10 April 1813
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*James Heaton2 b. 2 Feb 1771, d. 6 Dec 1857
Mother*Margaret Williams2 b. 24 May 1771, d. 15 Feb 1823
Birth*1804John Heaton was born in 1804 in Trumbull County, Ohio,1
Death*10 April 1813 and died on 10 April 1813 in Trumbull County at about age 9.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 246. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 246-247.

John Heaton1

d. 21 June 1859
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel (#1)
Descendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel (#2)
Father*John Heaton1 b. b 1756, d. 1823
Mother*Sarah Warden1 b. 2 Feb 1763
Birth*John Heaton was born, likely in Berkeley County, Virginia.2,3,4
Relocation*He grew up in Fayette and Greene counties in Pennsylvania and settled at Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, in the very early 1800s.5
Marriage*He married his 2nd cousin Cynthia Heaton, daughter of Henry Heaton and Martha Morgan.5,6
War of 1812*John served in the War of 1812 as a Major and later served in the local Militia.5,7
Residence*After their marriage, Cynthia and John Heaton lived in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio.7
Name VariationHe was also referred to as Major John Heaton.5
Death*21 June 1859He died on 21 June 1859 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio,1,8,4
Burial* and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia.9,8

Family

Cynthia Heaton b. 1790, d. 12 Jul 1875

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 167-168. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 167-168, noting his year of birth as 1783.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, page 169, noting his year of birth as "about 1784."
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Major John Heaton, Memorial# 95144584, noting his year of birth as 1783. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, page 169.
  6. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 264-267.
  7. [S1569] George F. Robinson, History of Greene County, Ohio : embracing the organization of the county, its division into townships, sketches of local interest gleaned from the pioneers from 1803 to 1840, together with a roster of the Revolution and the War of 1812 who were residing in the county; also a roster of ten thousand of the early settlers from 1803-1840, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Includes index. (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. & Cox Co, 1974; Microfilm of original published: Chicago : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1902), page 253. Hereinafter cited as History of Greene County, Ohio.
  8. [S1569] George F. Robinson, History of Greene County, Ohio, page 253, noting his death at age 78 on 21 June 1859, reporting him as two years older than he probably was.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Major John Heaton, Memorial# 95144584.

John Heaton1

b. 1745, d. 1831
Relationship5th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Daniel Heaton1 b. 2 Apr 1717, d. 1796
Mother*Ruth Wadsworth2 d. 1800
Birth*1745John Heaton was born in 1745 in Morris County, New Jersey.1
Marriage*The name of John's wife is not known.3
Census US 1800*1800John Heaton appeared on the census taken in 1800 in Morris, Washington County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 6 people, 1 free white male over the age of 45, a free white female aged 26 thru 44, and 4 free white females under 10.3
Census US 1810*1810John Heaton appeared on the 1810 census in the township of Morris, Washington County. The household consisted of 8 people, 1 free white male aged 45 and over, 1 free white female aged 26 thru 44, 2 free white females 16 thru 25, 2 free white females 10 thru 15, and 2 free white females under age 10.4
Census US 1820*7 August 1820John Heaton appeared on the 1820 census taken on 7 August 1820 in Finley, Washington County. The household consisted of four people, 1 free white male aged 45 and over, 1 free white female aged 45 and over, 1 free white female 16 thru 25, and 1 free white female 10 thru 15. One member of the household was engaged in agriculture.5
Census US 1830*1830John Heaton appeared on the 1830 census in the township of Amwell, Washington County. The household consisted of four people, 1 free white male aged 70 thru 79, 1 free white female aged 50 thru 59, and 2 free white females aged 20 thru 29.6
Death*1831He died in 1831.1

Family

______ ______

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 122-123. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1443] U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume 17, 12 April 1890 application of James Heaton Baker, a great grandson of David's. Note: Although some of the information in the application may not be accurate, unless it disagrees with the Heaton II source and our own research, we have accepted it. The application stated that David was the son of Daniel Heaton and Ruth Wadsworth of Connecticut and that Daniel had been a Baptist minister. It stated that Hannah W. (Heaton) Baker, the applicant's mother, was the daughter of James Heaton and Phoebe Johnson and that James Heaton was the son of the applicant's great grandfather David. Hereinafter cited as Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.
  3. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Morris, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 816,817; Image: 74; Family History Library Film: 363347. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  4. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John "Eaton", Morris, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 98; Image: 00104; Family History Library Film: 0193683. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  5. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Finley, Washington, Pennsylvania; Page: 253; NARA Roll: M33_113; Image: 411. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  6. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Amwell, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M19; Roll: 163; Page: 133; Family History Library Film: 0020637. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Federal Census.

John Heaton1

b. 1800
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Ebenezer Heaton1 b. 18 Jun 1750, d. 12 Jan 1837
Mother*Joannah Sutton1 b. 21 May 1761, d. Apr 1837
Birth*1800John Heaton was born in 1800.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 10, page 380. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

John Heaton1

b. 18 January 1779, d. 22 November 1861
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Jonah Heaton1 b. 1747, d. bt 1812 - 1827
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Birth*18 January 1779John Heaton was born, as calculated from his recorded age at death, about 18 January 1779 in Kentucky, probably in Bryan's Station, an early fortified settlement in Lexington.2,3,4
Education*John was said to have been educated by his uncle Daniel Heaton, a well educated and prominent man in the area of Sussex County and Morris County, New Jersey.1
Marriage*27 May 1802He married Margaret Buckles, daughter of James Buckles and Sarah Garrard, on 27 May 1802 in Hamilton County, Ohio. John's sister Elizabeth Heaton would marry Margaret's nephew Henry Buckles in 1816.1,5,6
Relocation*1804John and Margaret probably moved to Greene County, Ohio, with John's father in 1804.1
Residence*1815John settled east of the village of Lisbon in the township of Harmony, Clark County, Ohio, as early as 1815.7
Occupation*He was a farmer and, like his father a gunsmith, and later a blacksmith.1,7
Land Records*1822 He owned considerable land in Greene County and Clark County, Ohio, by 1822.1
Public Service*He was a prominent Clark County citizen and a County Commissioner, and served as the County's Justice of the Peace for 22 years.1,7
Census US 1850*24 September 1850Margaret and John Heaton were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 24 September 1850 in Harmony, Clark County, Ohio. John was 71 and a farmer, and Margaret was 70. Their daughter Ann was 38 and resided with her parents as did her brother Abner who was 25 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,760. Also living in their household in 1850 were two of John's and Margaret's grandsons, Francis Marion Heaton and Amos Heaton, whose father William H. Heaton had been institutionalized with mental illness. Francis Marion was 13 and Amos 8. The boys' mother Hannah Heaton was also enumerated in John and Margaret's household, although she appeared on the census all alone, as a separate family. The other two sons of William and Hannah, Jonah and Thomas, were living nearby in the household of their uncle Abraham Heaton. We don't yet know where the boys' sister Margaret was in 1850.3
(Father) Census US 186014 July 1860John and Margaret Heaton appeared on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of their son Abner Heaton in Harmony, Clark County, Ohio. John was 81 and a retired farmer with a personal estate valued at $200, and Margaret was 80. Their son Abner was 35 years old and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,520 and a personal estate valued at $540. Also living in the household were John's and Margaret's daughter Ann, age 45 and their grandson Amos Heaton, who was 16.8
Death*22 November 1861He died on 22 November 1861 in Clark County, Ohio, at age 821
Burial* and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Clark County.9

Family

Margaret Buckles b. 1780
Children1.James Heaton1 b. 2 Sep 1804, d. 16 Oct 1887
2.Ann Heaton1 b. 1812
3.Henry Heaton1 d. 1845
4.William H. Heaton+1 b. bt 1813 - 1814, d. 1866
5.Daniel Heaton1 b. 2 Jan 1818, d. 26 Oct 1847
6.David Heaton1 b. 1820
7.Abraham Heaton1 b. 1822, d. 1899
8.Abner Heaton1 b. 1825, d. 10 Feb 1890

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, page 343. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 343, noting his date of birth as 1776 in Kentucky, probably Bryants Station.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Harmony, Clark, Ohio; Roll: M432_666; Page: 13B; Image: 31. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  4. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Station. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  5. [S1578] Ronald J. Buckles, The Buckles Family : 250 Years in America, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Includes Brewster and related families. Robert Buckles (1702-1790) emigrated from England to Berkeley County, Virginia (now West Virginia), and married Ann Brown. Descendants lived in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and elsewhere. (Harlingen, Texas: Berco Press, 1976), Chapter 3, pages 12-19. Hereinafter cited as The Buckles Family : 250 Years in America.
  6. [S1579] Carl M. Hale, "Descendants of Robert Buckles I", online at http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/h/a/l/Carl-M-Hale/…, Generation No. 2, citing: Shirley (Coy) Beeching, (E-mail:e-mail address). Hereinafter cited as Robert Buckles I.
  7. [S1586] W.H. Beers, The History of Clark County, Ohio : containing a history of the county; its cities, towns, etc.; general and local statistics; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; history of the Northwest Territory; history of Ohio; map of Clark County; Constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc., downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: W.H. Beers & Company, 1881), Pioneers of Harmony Township, pages 636-637. Hereinafter cited as The History of Clark County, Ohio.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Abner Heaton, Harmony, Clark, Ohio; Roll: M653_943; Page: 79; Family History Library Film: 803943. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Heaton, Memorial# 20668225. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

John Heaton1

b. February 1783, d. 17 June 1844
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Isaac Heaton1 b. 1753, d. 8 Mar 1838
Mother*Susannah Bell1 b. 1753, d. 7 Jun 1832
Birth*February 1783John Heaton was born in February 1783, probably in Morris County, New Jersey.2,3,4
Marriage*He married Mary Iames, daughter of William Iames and Charity ______, probably in Greene County, Pennsylvania.5
Occupation*John was a farmer.5
Residence*1830John and Mary continued to live and farm in Greene County, Pennsylvania, until about 1830 when they left Pennsylvania and moved west, stopping first in Oho where four of John's brothers were living.5,6
Census US 1830*1830John Heaton appeared on the 1830 census in Thompson, Seneca County, Ohio. The household consisted of 10 people.7
Relocation*They continued west, and settled eventually in Greene County, Illinois, where they would be close to John's brother Jabez Heaton and his family.5
Census US 1840*John Heaton appeared on the 1840 census in Taylors, Greene County, Illinois. The household consisted of 5 people, three of whom worked in agriculture. The family of John's brother Jabez Heaton was enumerated nearby.8
Research Opinion*John's timeline has us wondering what the truth is. First, Heaton Families II reported that John's parents, Isaac Heaton and Susannah Bell, were married in 1787. Both would then have been 34 years of age when they married. Also from Heaton Families II we noted that John was born in 1788 and married in time to have his first child born in February 1805. So, if he married in 1804 and was born in 1788 he would have been 17 years of age when he married. The same source reported his wife, Mary Iames, born in December 1784, three plus years before her husband, and therefore married at about age 20. On the 1850 census, John's wife Mary was age 66 and her year of birth estimated at 1784.

Next, Heaton Families II noted that John's date of death was either 9 November 1851 or 17 June 1844, and that his wife Mary died on 17 June 1854. John's Find a Grave Memorial# 74399506 (record added 4 August 2011 and not updated as of 12 September 2017) reported his date of death as 17 June 1844 and his date of birth as 22 February 1793, stating that the date had been calculated from his reported age at death. The memorial reported his age at death as 61 years, 3 months and 26 days. If he died on that date at that age, he would have been born in 1783, and not 1793. And Mary's Find a Grave Memorial# 74399534 (record added 4 August 2011 and not updated as of 12 September 2017) reported her date of death as 9 November 1851. As we've looked closely at these dates of death reported by Heaton Families II, we came to believe they had been interchanged with an added typo, so that 1854 should have been 1844.

Finally, here's what we've decided to think: John was probably born in 1783, and his parents were likely married before his birth. John probably died on 17 June 1844 because his wife (widow) was enumerated on the 1850 census in the household of their son John in Greene County, Illinois. Mary's husband John was not enumerated in 1850 because he had died on the 1844 date and that Mary died on the 1851 date.9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Death*17 June 1844He died on 17 June 1844 in Greene County, Illinois, at the age of 61 years, 3 months and 26 days16,11
Burial* and was buried in Hardin Cemetery, Linder Township, Greene County.11

Family

Mary Iames b. 3 Dec 1785, d. 9 Nov 1851

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 6, pages 184-185. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, pages 184-185, noting his date of birth as 1788.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, page 211, noting his date of birth as 1788.
  4. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada), believing he was likely born in 1783. An explanation is included in our Research Opinion.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, page 211.
  6. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Thompson, Seneca, Ohio; Series: M19; Roll: 140; Page: 140; Family History Library Film: 0337951. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Federal Census.
  7. [S16] 1830 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Thompson, Seneca, Ohio; Series: M19; Roll: 140; Page: 140; Family History Library Film: 0337951.
  8. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Taylors, Greene, Illinois; Roll: 60; Page: 73; Family History Library Film: 0007642. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  9. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown.
  10. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, pages 184-185, noting John's date of death as 9 November 1851 of 17 June 1844. John was not enumerated on the 1850 census in the household of his son John in Greene County, Illinois, and his widow Mary was. Our conclusion is that John is more likely to have died on the earlier date of 17 June 1844.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Heaton, Memorial# 74399506 (record added 4 August 2011 and not updated as of 12 September 2017), reporting that his date of birth had been calculated from his reported age at death as a birth date of 22 February 1793; however, if he died on 17 June 1844 at age 61 years, 3 months and 26 days, he would have been born in 1783, and not 1793. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  12. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, page 184, noting that Isaac Heaton and Susannah Bell were married in 1787.
  13. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Frances Heaton, Census Place: Between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois; Roll: M432_108; Page: 29A; Image: 64. Mary (Iames) Heaton, age 66, was enumerated in the household of her son John. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  14. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, page 211, noting Mary (Iames) Heaton's date of death as 17 June 1854.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Heaton, Memorial# 74399534 (record added 4 August 2011 and not updated as of 12 September 2017), reporting her date of death as 9 November 1851.
  16. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, pages 184-185, noting John's date of death as 9 November 1851 or 17 June 1844. John was not enumerated on the 1850 census in the household of his son John in Greene County, Illinois, and his widow Mary was. Our conclusion is that John is more likely to have died on the earlier date of 17 June 1844.

John Heaton1

b. 11 April 1754, d. after 1822
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Benjamin Heaton1 b. 18 May 1726, d. 12 Apr 1790
Mother*Rebecca Doan1 b. 1724, d. 25 Dec 1792
Birth*11 April 1754John Heaton was born on 11 April 1754 in Hardwick, Warren County, New Jersey.1,2
Marriage*31 May 1789He married Anne Drake, daughter of Joseph Drake and Anne ______, on 31 May 1789.2
Relocation*They settled in the township of Donegal, Washington County, Pennsylvania, where other family members had preceded them.2
Death*after 1822He died shortly after 1822 in Donegal.1

Family

Anne Drake b. Sep 1771, d. a 1850

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 19, page 686. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 19, pages 686-687.

John Heaton1

b. 1743
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Robert Heaton2,1 b. 1713
Mother*Margaret Davis2,1
Birth*1743John Heaton was born in 1743, probably in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Rebecca ______.1
Residence*John was living essentially next door to his brother Jeremiah Heaton in Deer Creek, York County, Pennsylvania, at the outbreak of the Revolution.1,3
Revolutionary War*1777He served in the Revolutionary War and was at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with General George Washington during the winter of 1777-1778. He had very likely been at the Battle of Brandywine on 11 September 1777 with Washington also and had a son he named "Washington" born on that date.1
(Head of Household) Research Notes1790The names of the heads of household on the 1790 Census taken in Washington County, Pennsylvania, were not later alphabetized so it's possible to get a feel for relatives and other neighbors who probably lived nearby. On page 170, Daniel Heaton is near the top of the census page, and his son David is across from him on page 171. William Heaton is next to David. Near the bottom of page 170, Isaac Heaton is listed between his sons John and Henry. Jonah "Eaton" appears a short distance above them on the same page. John Heaton and William "Eaton" appear near the top and bottom of page 159, another Isaac Heaton is on page 160, Miles Heaton on page 169, John "Hitton" on page 183, Ebenezer Heaton on page 192 and another John Heaton on page 199.

John's household consisted of 7 people, 2 free white males over the age of 16, 2 free white males under the age of 16 and 3 free white females.4,5,6,7,8,9
Census US 1800John Heaton Sr. appeared on the 1800 census in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of four people: one male age 44 and over, whom we believe was John Sr., one female age 45 and over, possibly his wife, and two females age 16 thru 25.10
Census US 1810*1810John Heaton appeared on the census of 1810 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 3 people, 1 free white male aged 45 and over, 1 free white female aged 45 and over, and 1 free white female aged 16 thru 25.11

Family

Rebecca ______ b. 1743
Children1.Margaret Heaton1 b. 1765
2.Sarah Heaton1 b. 1767
3.Thomas Heaton+1 b. 1769, d. 14 Apr 1808
4.John Heaton+1 b. 1772
5.James Heaton+1 b. 1775, d. May 1810
6.Washington Heaton+12 b. 11 Sep 1777, d. 1826

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 677-678. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 646.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume II, Chapter 20, page 768.
  4. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of Isaac Heaton, John Heaton, Henry Heaton, Jonah "Eaton", Daniel Heaton and David Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 170; Image: 100; Family History Library Film: 0568149. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  5. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of John Heaton and William "Eaton", Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 158; Image: 94; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  6. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 160; Image: 95; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  7. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Miles Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 168; Image: 99; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  8. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ebenezer Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 192; Image: 111; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  9. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 198; Image: 114; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  10. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton Sr., East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  11. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 84; Image: 00090; Family History Library Film: 0193683. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  12. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Heaton, Washington County, Case# 39, File H: 1811-1816, H36-H60; 1816-1827, H1-H41; image numbers 69 thru 160. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.

John Heaton1

b. 1772
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton1 b. 1743
Mother*Rebecca ______1 b. 1743
Birth*1772John Heaton was born in 1772, probably in York County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*The name of John's wife is not known.2
Census US 18001800John Heaton Jr. appeared on the census taken in 1800 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of five people: one male age 26 thru 44, whom we believe was John Jr., one female age 16 thru 25, possibly his wife, one male under 10 and two females under 10.2
Loan Agreement*30 May 1807John Heaton received a promissory note dated 30 May 1807 for £24,3s 9p "for value of him received" to be paid to him by his brother Thomas Heaton on 01 October 1808. Among other administration documents was a statement made by John Heaton that the note was given to him by Thomas Heaton a few days before Thomas "descended the river to New Orleans."3
Administration*20 April 1809 On 20 April 1809 John signed a note stating he had received $79.50 as payment in full from Martha Hardgrove, administrator of the estate of his brother Thomas Heaton.3
(Brother) Administration29 February 1812The final accounting for the estate of Thomas Heaton, dated 29 February 1812, reported a zero balance after a total amount of $1,848.62 in credits and debits. The itemized list of those who had received disbursements included two of Thomas's brothers, John Heaton and Washington Heaton. The document submitted and registered by the court in Washington County was signed by Martha Hardgrove and Duncan Campbell, administrators, and Isaac Kerr, Register. John had received $$64.50 "on a note, for note and receipt."3

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 677-678. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton Jr., East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Heaton, Washington County, Case# 39, File H: 1811-1816, H36-H60; 1816-1827, H1-H41; image numbers 69 thru 160. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.

John Heaton1

b. 1792, d. 2 September 1867
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William Heaton1 b. 1764, d. bt 1842 - 1843
Mother*Nancy Richardson1 d. b 18 Jun 1809
Birth*1792John Heaton was born in 1792 in Bel Air, Harford County, Maryland.2
Marriage*He married Susanna Barton.2
Occupation*John was a wealthy farmer in Harford County, Maryland, near the Pennsylvania border.2
Residence*John and Susanna lived on the same farm all of their lives.2
(Husband) Death16 February 1850John became a widower when Susanna (Barton) Heaton died on 16 February 1850.2
Death*2 September 1867He died on 2 September 18672
Burial* and was buried in Fawn Grove Friends Cemetery, Fawn Grove, York County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Susanna Barton b. 1794, d. 16 Feb 1850

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume II, Chapter 20, pages 768-769. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume II, Chapter 20, pages 801-802.

John Heaton1

b. 30 April 1752, d. 5 March 1780
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Robert Heaton1 b. 1711, d. 25 May 1764
Mother*Ann Carver1 b. 23 Nov 1719, d. b 29 Jul 1782
Birth*30 April 1752John Heaton was born on 03 April or 30 April 1752 in the township of Willyton, Burlington County, New Jersey, which may be called Willingboro today.2,3
Marriage*7 November 1774He married, as her first husband, Rachel Fennimore, daughter of Richard Fennimore and Hannah ______, on 7 November 1774 in Burlington County.4,5
Death*5 March 1780He died on 5 March 1780 in Burlington County at age 27.1,4

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 645-646. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 645-646, noting his date of birth as 30 April 1752.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 647-648, noting his date of birth as 3 April 1752.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 647-648.
  5. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Burlington, New Jersey, Burlington Monthly Meeting, Minutes, 1677-1777. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

John Heaton1

b. 1799, d. 29 January 1844
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*James Heaton2 b. 1775, d. May 1810
Mother*Barbara Kinder2 b. 1 Jul 1781, d. 9 Dec 1831
Brick Wall*John Heaton had been a frustrating Brick Wall for his descendants for several generations -- and especially for researcher Dave Benne. Who was John? Where did he come from? Who were his parents? Dave knew from early Heaton research that John had been born in Pennsylvania, married Rocceana Kensler in 1830 in Madison County, Illinois, had seven children, and died in Madison County in 1844. The early Heaton research reported that John had probably relocated to Madison County with his brother "Benjamin".

Valentine Heaton was John Shelton's Brick Wall. John knew Valentine was born around 1800 in Pennsylvania, married widow Nancy (Berry) Gordon in 1843 in Morgan County, Illinois, had one son, and died in Scott County, Illinois in 1845. John had been focusing his research efforts in Washington County, Pennsylvania because he had heard from family stories that Valentine had grown up near his future wife, and that Nancy's parents had lived for a time in Pike Run, Washington County.

Dave and John, both Heaton researchers, connected with each other through the wonders of the internet. Dave told John he had genetic evidence that his John Heaton and John Shelton’s Valentine Heaton may have been brothers. Dave had broadened his research to include additional DNA studies and contacted us because one of his reports indicated a possible connection to Isaac Heaton and/or his wife Hannah Bowen, both of whom he found on our website. Isaac and Hannah had relocated with most of their 12 children in 1785 from Berkeley County, Virginia to that part of Washington County, Pennsylvania that would become Greene County in 1796. Dave hoped, because of our thorough study of Isaac Heaton and his extended family, we might know something that could lead him to identify his John Heaton's parents. We agreed to help, and rather quickly determined we couldn't connect his John to any of Isaac's or Hannah's extended families.3,4,5,6
Relationship Note*Dave Benne is a descendant of Brick Wall John Heaton, John Shelton's wife, Amanda, is a descendant of Brick Wall Valentine Heaton, and this researcher is a descendant of Isaac Heaton.3,4,5
Brick Wall Research Both researchers, Dave Benne and John Shelton, wanted us to pursue the idea that their two Brick Walls might have been brothers. They suggested that the Benjamin Heaton who was enumerated in Madison County, Illinois, on the 1830 census might be the earlier proposed "brother Benjamin" and would be a good clue to follow. Benjamin's 1830 household included three males ages 20 thru 29 whom, they thought, "Might turn out to be Benjamin, John and Valentine. We learned that Benjamin had been born in Culpeper County, Virginia and, as we researched him and his extended family, we added some new Heatons to our database. We enjoyed the process and, unfortunately, found nothing to connect him to John or Valentine and had to conclude that Benjamin was not our John's or Valentine's brother.3,4,6,7,5,8,9,10,11
Brick Wall ResearchBecause we knew more about Dave's Brick Wall John Heaton than we did about John's, we next chose Valentine Heaton and his wife, Nancy Berry, as our focus. Theirs was a love story that began while they were both teenagers in Pennsylvania and, even after they broke up and Nancy married and moved away, Valentine never forgot her. He would be 42 years old before they were married in 1843, and he would die just two years later. Nancy’s first husband, William E. Gordon, had died in 1839 leaving her with six children, and together she and Valentine had one son, Samuel Washington Heaton, who married Margaret Campbell in 1869. We researched the extended families of all the parents, children, siblings, spouses and anyone else we could find who might have known Valentine, collected lots of new families and some great stories, yet learned nothing about Valentine and his past. We also didn’t find anything to connect Valentine Heaton to our Brick Wall John Heaton.12,13,14,3,4,15,16,17,18,19,5
Brick Wall Research* About this time, John Shelton mentioned he had read about a group of people who had departed from Washington County, Pennsylvania and settled in Madison County, Illinois about 1817. He suggested we all take a fresh look at the county's history. So, we regrouped and headed back to Madison County with a clean slate to learn more about the Six Mile Prairie where John Heaton had lived. We learned from The History of Madison County, Illinois that the first settlement on the Six Mile was made in 1801, and that one of the earliest, and most numerous of the families in the early history of Madison County was the Gillham family.

We researched the Gillhams and their extended families until our brains fell out. We learned that William Campbell Gillham Sr. settled briefly in Six Mile Prairie and his daughter Agness Gillham married John Guy Lofton, one of the earliest judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Madison County. Their son Thomas G. Lofton married Betsey Heaton in 1819. We learned that William Campbell Gillham Sr.'s brother, Isaac Gillham Sr., had sons, William Gillham and Isaac Gillham Jr., who married sisters, Barbara Heaton and Rebecca Hayden, in 1821 and 1823, respectively. Isaac Gillham Jr. was appointed administrator of our Brick Wall John Heaton’s probate in 1844 and, when Isaac died in 1845, his widow Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Calvin Kinder, son of Valentine Kinder, took over John’s probate as administrators.

A quick note: In our research over the years, we have often seen the HEATON surname spelled a variety of ways. EATON, HAYDEN, HAYTON, HAIDEN, for example. So we asked ourselves, did we now have five Heatons in and around Madison County: John, Valentine, Betsey, Barbara and Rebecca?

Also from The History of Madison County, Illinois, we learned that Valentine Kinder led quite a large company of families from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Madison County, Illinois in 1817. The colony included the families of Valentine Kinder, Isaac Braden, Philip Hawks, and others as well. The party traveled by flat boat down the Ohio from Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Shawneetown, Illinois. From there, their stock was driven across the country via the New Design Settlement, and they traveled from Shawneetown by keel boat to St. Louis, and then along the Six Mile route to their chosen home of Six Mile Prairie.20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33
Brick Wall Research We were familiar with the name Valentine Kinder from the work we had done in 2017 to establish which John Heaton was the father of Washington Heaton of East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Valentine was closely associated with Washington Heaton’s brother, James Heaton, who died in Washington County in 1810 leaving a widow Barbara Heaton and five children, two sons and three daughters. Dave told us that several people with the Kinder surname had married into his extended Heaton family in Madison County later in the 1800s, and John's interest was piqued because of the name Valentine Kinder. Maybe Valentine, being a relatively unusual name, would be a clue leading to his Valentine. We were all hopeful as we began researching the Kinder family.

Valentine’s eldest daughter’s name was Barbara – and the bells started ringing! Could James Heaton’s widow Barbara be the daughter of Valentine Kinder? Could our Brick Wall John Heaton, our Brick Wall Valentine Heaton, Betsey Heaton, Barbara Heaton and Rebecca Hayden be the children of James and Barbara (Kinder) Heaton?

William Gillham, husband of Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, purchased Valentine Kinder’s Bible from his estate. James Heaton’s parents were John and Rebecca, and Barbara Kinder’s parents were Valentine and Elizabeth. If James and Barbara Heaton followed the naming rules for their children that were common at the time, their sons would have been John and Valentine, and their daughters would have been Elizabeth (Betsey), Rebecca and Barbara.

We didn’t know if we were on the right track with that thinking or not, and the coincidences were piling up. We don't believe in coincidences, so... what were we missing?34,35,36,2,37
Brick Wall Solved* As we were contemplating our next steps, Dave Benne, who first introduced us to his John Heaton Brick Wall, decided to take another look at the probate records in Madison County, Illinois. “Just in case”, he told us. And: Voilà! Success! Right where they had been silently waiting all these years, Dave found all the answers we needed. His Brick Wall John Heaton was solved, and in the process, John Shelton's Brick Wall Valentine Heaton was also solved.

Dave found the evidence we needed to prove that Barbara Heaton, widow of James Heaton of Washington County, Pennsylvania was, indeed, Barbara Kinder, daughter of Valentine Kinder of Washington County, Pennsylvania and Madison County, Illinois. From the multiple probate packets Dave obtained for us, we also discovered that Barbara (Kinder) Heaton remarried, after the death of James Heaton, to Alexander Laughlin. After their marriage, Alexander and Barbara, with her five Heaton children, relocated with the Kinder family and others to Madison County, Illinois. Barbara became a widow for the second time when Alexander died in 1825, and Barbara herself died in 1831. Barbara's probate papers proved that the Heaton children, Betsey (Heaton) Lofton, Brick Wall John Heaton, Brick Wall Valentine Heaton, Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Barbara (Heaton) Gillham were her children and heirs. Her probate also introduced us to three additional children she had had with her husband, Alexander. Mary (Laughlin) Lewis, James Laughlin, and Sarah Laughlin were also her heirs.

We were thrilled! What began as first Dave's search for the parents of his Brick Wall John Heaton, and then John Shelton's search for the parents of his Brick Wall Valentine Heaton, grew to become a very worthwhile sharing of ideas, healthy skepticism and puzzle-building teamwork to find even more answers than we bargained for. What an exciting finish to the rewarding experience of collaborating with other Heaton researchers. Dave Benne and John Shelton are two fine gentlemen, and we thank them both for letting us share their journey, and for welcoming our help as we all worked together to identify their Heaton ancestors.

The events in Brick Wall John Heaton's life begin below.38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56
Birth*1799He was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, about 1799.2,57,58
(Son) Census US 18001800He was enumerated on the census taken in 1800 in the household of his father, James Heaton, in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 4 people, 1 free white male aged 16 thru 25, 1 free white female aged 16 thru 25, 1 free white male under 10 and 1 free white female under 10.59
(Son) DeathMay 1810John's father died in early May 1810 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, at about age 35, leaving his widow with five young children. John was about 11 years old.35
(Son) Census US 18101810He was enumerated on the census taken in 1810 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania, in the household of his mother, Barbara Heaton. His age was recorded as between 10 thru 15.2
Research Opinion*While our research confirmed that Brick Walls John Heaton and Valentine Heaton were brothers, we did not learn their respective years of birth. Only one son was enumerated on the 1800 census, and both were enumerated on the 1810. We can't yet be sure which son was the older. If their parents adhered to the naming rules common at the time, John would have been born first and named for his paternal grandfather, John Heaton, and Valentine second and named for his maternal grandfather, Valentine Kinder. Both of the boys' grandfathers lived nearby, and we know that their maternal grandfather, Valentine Kinder, was an integral part of their daily life, and we're not sure what role their paternal grandfather, John Heaton, played. Our conclusion is that either name, John or Valentine, could have been chosen for their first-born son. We've gone with John, here, primarily because of the common naming rules and will be happy to switch their birth-order if new information becomes available to us.60,59,2
(Son) Marriage1812John's widowed mother married a second time to Alexander Laughlin about 1812, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.61
(Son) Relocation1817John, with his stepfather and mother, Alexander and Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin, were almost certainly members of the large company of families led by his grandfather, Valentine Kinder, from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Madison County, Illinois, in 1817. The group would have included the Heaton boys, John and Valentine, their sisters, Betsey, Rebecca and Barbara, and half-sister, Mary Laughlin. The party traveled by flat boat down the Ohio from Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Shawneetown, Illinois. From there, their stock was driven across the country via the New Design Settlement, and they traveled from Shawneetown by keel boat to St. Louis, and then along the Six Mile route to their chosen home called originally, Six Mile Prairie, and later, Nameoki.62,63
(Son) Census US 18301 June 1830John and his brother Valentine, both as yet unmarried, were likely enumerated in the household of their widowed mother, Barbary Laughlin, in Madison County, Illinois, on the 1830 census taken as of 1 June 1830. The household consisted of 1 male age 10 thru 14, 2 males ages 20 thru 29, 1 female age 5 thru 9, 1 female age 15 thru 19 and 1 female 40 thru 49. We believe that John and Valentine Heaton, at ages 31 and 29 respectively in 1830, were the older males. All of their Heaton sisters were married and enumerated in their husbands' households and their Laughlin half-sister, Mary (Laughlin) Fielding, had married early in 1830 and was enumerated in her husband's household. Their two other Laughlin half-siblings, James at 13, and the youngest Sarah being between the ages of 5 thru 9, along with a female household helper between the ages of 15 thru 19, we believe would have made up the remainder of his mother's household.42
Marriage*23 December 1830John married, as her first husband, Rocceana Kensler, daughter of Jacob Kensler and Mary Kinser, on 23 December 1830 in Madison County, Illinois.1,64
(Son) Death9 December 1831John's mother died intestate on 9 December 1831 in Madison County at age 50.44
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832John was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of his mother, Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois, his name appearing several times on the Bill of Sale list dated 11 January 1832. Almost all of the purchasers were members of her immediate and extended family. Those on the list of the most interest to us for the purpose of this project were John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Isaac Gillham Jr., Fielding Jefferson Lewis, Gallatin Kinder, Samuel Kinder, Hiram Arthur, Thomas Gillham, Jacob Kensler, Isaac Braden, Ephraim Davidson and Margaret Letitia Davidson.65
(Son-in-Law) Probate28 July 1832Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham were appointed Administratrix and Administrator for the probate of the estate of John's father-in-law, Jacob Kensler, on 28 July 1832 in Madison County, Illinois. Mary Kensler, James Botkin, John Heaton and Thomas Gillham agreed to be held and firmly bound unto the people of the state of Illinois in the penal sum of $1,200 current money of the United States which payment, well and truly to be made and performed, they and each of them did bind themselves, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, jointly, severally and firmly.66,67,68
Estate Sale*August 1832John Heaton and Valentine Heaton were among those relatives, friends and neighbors who purchased items from the estate of John's father-in-law, Jacob Kensler, of Madison County, Illinois, in August 1832. The list of purchasers included the names of Jacob's widow, Mary Kensler, their son Jacob Kensler, the administrator of the estate, Thomas Gillham, the fourth party to the probate bond, James Botkin, Jacob's son-in-law, John Heaton, his brother, Valentine Heaton, Thomas G. Lofton, Ephraim Davidson and Hiram Arthur.69
(Heir) Estate Distribution6 April 1833John received $93.50, the remainder of his heir's share, on 6 April 1833 from the administrators of the estate of his mother, Barbara Laughlin, deceased. The shares of the two older sons, John and his brother Valentine Heaton, were paid by the estate administrators directly to them, the shares of the four married daughters were paid to each of their husbands, and the shares of the two minor children were paid to their half-brother, Valentine Heaton, as their guardian. On 13 February 1846 Rebecca Gillham, daughter of the deceased, provided a written statement to the probate court stating that she was one of the several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that, to her knowledge, the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of her estate the sum of $105.50 each, by themselves or through their guardians.70,50,51,52,53,54,55,56
Residence*John and Rocceana lived with their children in Madison County, Illinois,1
Occupation* where John was a substantial farmer for the early 1840s in Madison County.1
Illness*22 January 1844John became seriously ill in January 1844, possibly from cholera which was prevalent in Madison County and other areas of Illinois and the United States at that time. His doctor's itemized bill stated that John Heaton of Six Mile Prairie, Madison County, his surname spelled "Hayden", was first treated for his illness by Dr. Thomas J. White on 22 January 1844. John's account was charged $8.00 for the visit and, on 25 January, the doctor saw him again and charged his account $10.00 for the visit. The medicines John received on 23, 27 and 28 January added another $11.00 to his account for a total of $29.00 in charges. On 17 November 1844, Thomas White signed a receipt that he had received $24.00 in full payment of his charges from the administrators of John Heaton's estate.71
Death*29 January 1844He died intestate on or about 29 January 1844 in Madison County, Illinois, at about age 45.30,1
Probate*6 February 1844His estate was opened for probate on 6 February 1844 in Madison County and Isaac Gillham Jr. was appointed Administrator. John's widow, Rocceana (Kensler) Heaton, signed her mark on a document relinquishing her Right of Administration and requesting Isaac Gillham in her place on the same date. John's estate was valued by the appraisers appointed by the court at $468.67 on 27 February 1844 and his widow received livestock, household and farm items valued at $167.75. The remaining items were sold to his relatives, friends and neighbors, and also some things to his widow, Rocceana, who also received $73.00 as a part of her dower and $46.05 as the widow Guardian of her husband's minor heirs. On a second document dated 25 March 1845, Rocceana signed two receipts for Calvin Kinder, successor administrator of her husband's estate. One receipt for an additional $73.00 for her dower, and the other for $146.05 for her husband's minor heirs.30,31
Probate*7 March 1845 Isaac Gillham Jr., the Administrator of John's estate, died on 7 March 1845, and the administrators of Isaac's estate, his widow Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Calvin Kinder, took over as Administrators to finalize the probate of John's estate also.31
Probate*25 June 1845Rocceana paid a total of $3.50 in tuition for her children, Jacob Heaton, Emaline Heaton and Mary Ann Heaton, on 25 June 1845 from funds available to her from her husband's probate. Her receipt indicated that the charges were for a total of 91 days at the rate of $2.50 per quarter, and was further itemized by child with Mary Ann charged with 19 days, Emaline with 24 days and Jacob with 48 days.72

Family

Rocceana Kensler b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 21 Feb 1886
Children1.Valentine Heaton1 b. 1832
2.Henrietta E. Heaton1 b. 1834
3.Emaline Heaton+1 b. 23 Nov 1834, d. 23 Oct 1919
4.Mary Ann Heaton1 b. 1836
5.Jacob Heaton1 b. 15 Mar 1838, d. 17 Jun 1859
6.James Heaton+1 b. 20 Dec 1839, d. 15 Sep 1919
7.Matilda Heaton+1 b. 1841

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume II, Chapter 31, page 1352. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Barbara Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1728] Heaton Researcher Dave Benne of "Show-Me Ancestors" online at https://www.showmeancestors.com/gen/, and multiple e-mail exchanges with LHB on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton (Dave Benne) Research, Website and Email Messages."
  4. [S1828] John Shelton, "Heaton Researcher John Shelton Email Messages," online at e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Researcher Email Messages."
  5. [S1] Personal Knowledge of LHB, (e-mail address).
  6. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume II, Chapter 31, page 1352, noting that John probably moved to Illinois with his brother, Benjamin.
  7. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin Heaton, Madison, Illinois; Series: M19; Roll: 25; Page: 199; Family History Library Film: 0007650. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Federal Census.
  8. [S1685] Heaton Family Genealogy by J. W. Heaton of New Burnside, Illinois, online at www.ancestry.com. Note: It is wonderful to have found this online posting and we are very grateful to other researchers who share their treasures. We have happily included the document's information and are hoping that, during our verification process, we will be able to confirm its validity. The online posting was a copy of a typed (typewriter) document which was not dated and is reported to be page one of a longer document. It appears to this researcher that the main author, J. W. Heaton, who stated he was born on June 19, 1832 in Henry County, Kentucky, one mile east of the village of Franklinton, wrote, possibly by hand, the information he titled "Family Genealogy" and which begins about one-third down from the top of page one -- and that someone else typed or retyped the information at a later date and added two additional paragraphs above the original author's work to include what was believed to be information about the original author's grandfather and great grandfather. We found the document online at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/58145564/…. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Family Genealogy by J. W. Heaton.
  9. [S1682] Heaton / Rusk Bible and Transcriptions, from copies of original Bible pages supplied by Don W. Clarkson in 1998 and typed as read by Glenda Frank Moser who originally shared the photos and her transcriptions with Ancestry.com on 31 August 2014. Don Clarkson was identified as a descendant of Sarah Ann Rusk and a link to Glenda's Ancestry tree was found online at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/58145564/…. Hereinafter cited as Heaton / Rusk Bible and Transcriptions.
  10. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin and Mary Heaton, between Macoupin and Apple Creeks, Greene, Illinois; Roll: M432_108; Page: 61B; Image: 130. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  11. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ben and Mary Heaton, Hardin, Calhoun, Illinois; Roll: M653_159; Page: 695; Family History Library Film: 803159. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  12. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Nancy Gordon and Valentine "Heiton", 24 April 1843, Morgan County, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191, citing page 146 of The Family History of Morgan County, Illinois, May 1976, compiled by the Jacksonville Area Genealogical Society.
  15. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Nancy Berry and William Gordon, 14 October 1823, Madison County, Illinois.
  16. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254.
  17. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Samuel W. Heaton and Margaret Campbell, Morgan County, 14 September 1869. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Heaton, Memorial# 142738537.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Green Berry "Maggie" (Campbell) Heaton, Memorial# 176605734.
  20. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana, 1973 reprint: originally published in 1882 by W.R. Brink, Edwardsville, Illinois, Gillham family, pages 71-75. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  21. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Campbell Gillham, Sr., Memorial# 7099039.
  22. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Agness (Gillham) Lofton, Memorial# 158718501.
  23. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Guy Lofton, Memorial# 121326268.
  24. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Gillham family, page 91.
  25. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas G. Lofton and Betsey Heaton, Madison County, 11 March 1819, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Microfilm# 1306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860.
  26. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Isaac Gillham, Memorial# 7098960.
  27. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, Isaac Gillham Jr. and "Rebecka Hayden", Madison County, 7 November 1823, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Microfilm# 1306457.
  28. [S260] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1790-1860, online at www.ancestry.com, William 5th V Gilham and Barbara Heaton, Madison County, 13 March 1821, referencing the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah Microfilm# 1306457.
  29. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Gillham, Memorial# 194121931.
  30. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, regarding the 1844 probate of John Heaton of Madison County, Illinois, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, page 219, image# 252; Letters of Administration granted to Isaac Gillham dated 6 February 1844. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  31. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, regarding the 1844 probate of John Heaton of Madison County, Illinois, Probate case files, Box 14, Tray 44, H´s, No. 11-20; Box 14, Tray 45, J´s, No. 1-15, 1813-1903, John Heaton images 85-127, with some of the final pages labeled as the probate of Isaac Gillham.
  32. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate of Isaac Gillham, administration granted to his widow Rebecca Gillham and Calvin Kinder on 13 March 1845.
  33. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, page 86.
  34. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Heaton, Washington County, Case# 39, File H: 1811-1816, H36-H60; 1816-1827, H1-H41; image numbers 69 thru 160. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  35. [S1614] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, James Heaton, Washington County, Case# 56, File H: 1811-1816, H36-H60; 1816-1827, H1-H41; image numbers 6 thru 52.
  36. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  37. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder of Madison County, Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder, Administrators, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, noting that his probate papers are mixed up with others, and that the papers listing the sale of items from his inventory were found on images 962-965 of 1996, following the name of John Keller.
  38. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 373; 12 Dec 1825, Hiram Arthur and Barbara Laughlin applied to the court of probate for letters of administration, Barbara Laughlin stating that her husband died on or about 4 October 1825 without leaving any will or testament and therefore prays the court to grant letters of administration to her and Hiram Arthur.
  39. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, images 91-92 of 725; 12 Dec 1825, Barbara Laughlin and Hiram Arthur appointed administrators of estate of Alexander Laughlin who died intestate.
  40. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 372; 12 Dec 1825, bond of $1,000 paid by Barbara Laughlin, Hiram Arthur, Jacob Kinder and Gallatin Kinder.
  41. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Alexander Laughlin, Greenfield, Madison, Illinois; Page: 120; NARA Roll: M33_11; Image: 113. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  42. [S16] 1830 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Barbary Laughlin, Madison, Illinois; Series: M19; Roll: 25; Page: 198; Family History Library Film: 0007650.
  43. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 146 of 725; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham appointed administrators of estate of Barbara Laughlin who died intestate on or about 9 Dec 1831.
  44. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, spelled "Langhlin", Madison County, Case Number 18, Probate case files, box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 7-32; box 5, tray 13, M’s, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, image# 526; 20 Dec 1831, sworn oath by Thomas G. Lofton that Barbara Laughlin of Madison County departed this life on 9 Dec 1831 and that she died intestate.
  45. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 530; 20 Dec 1831 Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham, administrators, made their sworn statement to the probate court that in their opinion the total value of the personal estate of which Barbara died possessed would not exceed $800.
  46. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 536; 20 Dec 1831 John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson appointed to appraise Barbara's estate.
  47. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 538-539; 20 Dec 1831, Thomas G. Lofton, William Gillham and Isaac Gillham posted bond of $1600.
  48. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 156 of 725, 4 Sep 1832, Valentine Heaton appointed guardian of the persons and property of James and Sarah Laughlin, minor heirs of Barbara Laughlin.
  49. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 532, 13 Feb 1846, written statement of Rebecca (Heaton) Gillham that she was one of several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that to her knowledge the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of said estate the sum of $105.50 each by themselves or through their guardians.
  50. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 578-579, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $55.50 to heir William Gillham.
  51. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 580-581, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Isaac Gillham.
  52. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 582-583, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $40.50 to heir Thomas G. Lofton.
  53. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 590-591, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $105.50 to heir Valentine Heaton.
  54. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 592-593, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $93.50 to heir John Heaton.
  55. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 594-595, 6 Apr 1833, payment of $211.00 to Valentine Heaton as guardian of Sarah and James Laughlin, minor heirs to Barbara Laughlin.
  56. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 412, 6 Apr 1833, Misfiled, a payment of $90.50 to Fielding Lewis from the administrators of the estate of Barbara Laughlin.
  57. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume II, Chapter 31, page 1352, noting John's place of birth as Pennsylvania and the year about 1810.
  58. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Lucinda Heaton, Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri; Roll: 672; Page: 8C; Enumeration District: 001, reporting that James's father had been born in Virginia. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  59. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  60. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  61. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, Alexander Laughlin, Madison County, 1825, Case Number 15, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L’s, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M’s, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 370-423 of 1980, image 373.
  62. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, pages 86, 128 and 502.
  63. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191.
  64. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, citing FHL Film# 1306457.
  65. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, images 555-562; list of purchasers dated 11 January 1832, acceptance 3 April 1832, sale amount of estate totaling $747.98½.
  66. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Jacob Kensler, Madison County Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 154 of 725; 28 Jul 1832, Jacob Kensler died intestate, as it was said, on or about 3 Jul 1832, and the probate court judge appointed Mary Kensler and Thomas Gillham as administrators of his estate.
  67. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430, Petition Papers images 1379-1381.
  68. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430, Account Papers image 1421.
  69. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, for Jacob Kensler, Madison County, Probate case files, box 4, tray 11, K’s, No. 6-31; box 4, tray 12, L’s, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, Probate Packet images 1375-1430 of 1996, images 1388-1395.
  70. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, indexed as "Langhlin", Madison County, 1831, Case Number 18, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 7-32; Box 5, Tray 13, M's, No. 1-2, 1813-1903, images 524-595 of 1980, image 532, 13 Feb 1846, written statement of Rebecca Gillham that she was one of several heirs of Barbara Laughlin and that to her knowledge the several heirs of said deceased received of the administrators of said estate the sum of $105.50 each by themselves or through their guardians.
  71. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, regarding the 1844 probate of John Heaton of Madison County, Illinois, Probate case files, Box 14, Tray 44, H´s, No. 11-20; Box 14, Tray 45, J´s, No. 1-15, 1813-1903, John Heaton images 85-127, with some of the final pages labeled as the probate of Isaac Gillham, images 113 and 124.
  72. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, regarding the 1844 probate of John Heaton of Madison County, Illinois, Probate case files, Box 14, Tray 44, H´s, No. 11-20; Box 14, Tray 45, J´s, No. 1-15, 1813-1903, John Heaton images 85-127, with some of the final pages labeled as the probate of Isaac Gillham, image# 116.

John Heaton1

b. 18 December 1807, d. 23 April 1878
Relationship4th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William Heaton1 b. 31 Jan 1782
Mother*Catherine Harford1 b. 18 Jun 1786
Birth*18 December 1807John Heaton was born on 18 December 1807 in Culpeper County, Virginia.2,3
Marriage*1830He married Sarah Malin, daughter of Isaac Malin and Susan Collins, about 1830 in Henry County, Kentucky. John and Sarah had grown up together on adjoining farms.1
Census US 1850*5 September 1850Sally and John Heaton were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 5 September 1850 in District 1, Henry County, Kentucky. The family's surname was transcribed as "Henton". John was 43 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,500, and Sally was also 43. John's place of birth was recorded as "Kentucky". Seven of the couple's children resided with their parents in 1850 and none of them were recorded as having attended school within the year. Their son James, who was transcribed as "Tung" was 19 and worked as a laborer, Richard was 17 and also a laborer, Catherine 14, Martitia 10, Cadwalder 8, Sarah 6 and Samuel 4.4
Census US 1860*9 June 1860Sarah and John Heaton were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 9 June 1860 in Subdivision 1, Henry County, Kentucky. John was 52 years of age and a hotel keeper with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $500. His place of birth was recorded as Virginia. Sarah was also 52. Enumerated in the household with their parents in 1860 were Martitia, who was 21, Cadwalder 19, Elizabeth 14, John 12 and Theodore 7. None of the children were reported as having attended school within the year, although it should be noted that only one child on the entire census page was recorded that way.3
Census US 1870*9 June 1870His son Theodore appeared as the only other member of John Heaton's household on the 1870 census taken on 9 June 1870 in Drennons Ridge, Henry County, Kentucky. John was 62 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 and his son Theodore was 18 years old and had attended school within the year.5
Death*23 April 1878He died on 23 April 1878 at age 702
Burial* and was buried in Franklinton Cemetery, Franklinton, Henry County.2

Family

Sarah Malin b. 1808
Children1.James W. Heaton1 b. 19 Jun 1832
2.Richard Heaton4 b. 1833
3.Catherine Heaton4 b. 1836
4.Martitia Heaton4 b. 1840
5.Cadwalder Heaton4 b. 1842
6.Sarah Heaton4 b. 1844
7.Samuel Heaton4 b. 1846
8.Elizabeth Heaton3 b. 1846
9.John Heaton3 b. 1848
10.Theodore Heaton3 b. 2 Jan 1852

Citations

  1. [S1685] Heaton Family Genealogy by J. W. Heaton of New Burnside, Illinois, online at www.ancestry.com. Note: It is wonderful to have found this online posting and we are very grateful to other researchers who share their treasures. We have happily included the document's information and are hoping that, during our verification process, we will be able to confirm its validity. The online posting was a copy of a typed (typewriter) document which was not dated and is reported to be page one of a longer document. It appears to this researcher that the main author, J. W. Heaton, who stated he was born on June 19, 1832 in Henry County, Kentucky, one mile east of the village of Franklinton, wrote, possibly by hand, the information he titled "Family Genealogy" and which begins about one-third down from the top of page one -- and that someone else typed or retyped the information at a later date and added two additional paragraphs above the original author's work to include what was believed to be information about the original author's grandfather and great grandfather. We found the document online at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/58145564/…. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Family Genealogy by J. W. Heaton.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Heaton, Memorial# 24587111. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Sarah Heaton, Subdivision 1, Henry, Kentucky; Roll: M653_373; Page: 279; Family History Library Film: 803373. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Sally Heaton, "Heaton" transcribed on Ancestry.com as "Henton", District 1, Henry, Kentucky; Roll: M432_204; Page: 403B; Image: 467. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Drennons Ridge, Henry, Kentucky; Roll: M593_470; Page: 276B; Family History Library Film: 545969. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

John Heaton1

b. 1848
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton1 b. 18 Dec 1807, d. 23 Apr 1878
Mother*Sarah Malin1 b. 1808
Birth*1848John Heaton was born about 1848 in Henry County, Kentucky.1
(Son) Census US 18609 June 1860John was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 9 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Subdivision 1, Henry County, Kentucky. He was 12 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Sarah Heaton, Subdivision 1, Henry, Kentucky; Roll: M653_373; Page: 279; Family History Library Film: 803373. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

John Heaton1

b. 1 August 1844, d. 7 August 1926
Relationship4th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Samuel Heaton2 b. 18 May 1805, d. 28 Dec 1891
Mother*Catherine Goden2 b. 14 Jul 1810
Birth*1 August 1844John Heaton was born on 1 August 1844 in Columbiana County, Ohio.3,4
(Son) Census US 186013 July 1860John was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 13 July 1860 in the household of his parents in Fairfield, Columbiana County, Ohio. He was 15 years old and attending school.4
Civil War (U.S.)*August 1862He enlisted in August 1862 and served in the 115Th Ohio Regiment during the Civil War.2
Marriage*23 September 1869He married first Anna McMillan on 23 September 1869.2
(Husband) Death7 November 1894John became a widower when Anna (McMillan) Heaton died on 7 November 1894 at about age 43.2,5
Marriage*18 June 1896He married second Eleanora Harrold, daughter of Isaac Harrold and Mary Heck, on 18 June 1896.2,6
Death*7 August 1926He died on 7 August 1926 at the National Soldiers Home (Elizabeth City), Hampton, Virginia, at age 822,7
Burial* and was buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia, Columbiana County, Ohio.8

Family 1

Anna McMillan b. 1851, d. 7 Nov 1894
Children1.Florence Heaton2 b. 18 Sep 1870, d. 16 Oct 1888
2.Raymond Samuel Heaton2 b. 30 Jul 1891, d. 4 May 1950

Family 2

Eleanora Harrold b. 25 Oct 1874, d. 10 Feb 1939
Child1.Ada M. Heaton2 b. 10 Jun 1905

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 668, providing a middle initial of "D", which we cannot verify. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 668.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, page 668, reporting his birth as 1 August 1845 in the first entry on the page, and as 1 August 1844 in the second entry.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Samuel and "Catharine" Heaton, Fairfield, Columbiana, Ohio; Page: 718; Family History Library Film: 803949. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Anna E. Heaton, Memorial# 154091859. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John Heaton and Elnora Harrold on 18 June 1896 in Columbiana County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927774. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  7. [S2058] Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014, online at www.newspapers.com, death of John Heaton, age 82, married, born about 1844, died on 7 August 1926 in National Soldiers Home, Elizabeth City, Virginia, USA, burial in Leetonia, Ohio, registered on 21 August 1926, Certificate# 1926019010, citing Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Heaton, Memorial# 154092091.

John Craven Heaton1

b. September 1855
Relationship8th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Abijah Heaton1 b. 1819, d. 23 Sep 1855
Mother*Elizabeth Smith1 b. 5 Feb 1826, d. 25 Sep 1878
Birth*September 1855John Craven Heaton was born in September 1855 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*He married Clara Smith, daughter of William Smith, in Piatt County, Illinois.1,2
Residence*John and Clara lived in Lucas County, Iowa, for twenty years and may have moved further west to Rogers Mill, Oklahoma after 1900.2

Family

Clara Smith b. Mar 1857

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 156-157. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 159-160.

John G. Heaton1

b. 17 May 1854, d. 28 April 1855
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Amos Mathias Heaton1 b. 18 Oct 1825, d. 24 Mar 1886
Mother*Elizabeth D. Garges1 b. 1825, d. 4 Mar 1907
Birth*17 May 1854John G. Heaton was born on 17 May 18541,2
Death*28 April 1855 and died on 28 April 1855 at 11 months of age.1
Burial*He was buried in Plot A 15 1 of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John G. Heaton, Memorial# 81915693. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2084] A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, online at www.ancestry.com, Frank Heaton, pages 727-728. Hereinafter cited as A Genealogical and Personal History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Volume II.

John Gordon Heaton1

b. 17 November 1873, d. 30 September 1943
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Samuel Washington Heaton1 b. 2 Aug 1845, d. 28 Mar 1912
Mother*Margaret Campbell1 b. 10 Sep 1849, d. 23 Jun 1939
Birth*17 November 1873John Gordon Heaton was born on 17 November 1873 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois.1
Marriage*17 November 1896He married Sallie Elsie Gordon, daughter of William Edwin Gordon and Maria Elizabeth Anderton, on 17 November 1896 in Scott County, Illinois. They were 1st cousins 1 time removed.2,3
Death*30 September 1943He died on Thursday, 30 September 1943, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon at Mineral Springs Sanitarium and Hospital, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri, 69. He had been in failing health for two years, and had been a patient at the hospital for the previous four weeks.1
Burial*He was buried in Plot L-356 in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.1

Family

Sallie Elsie Gordon b. 21 Nov 1876, d. 11 Mar 1969

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Gordon Heaton, Memorial# 176576921. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sallie Elsie (Gordon) Heaton, Memorial# 176576986.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, John G. Heaton and Sallie E. Gordon, Scott County, 17 November 1896, citing Film Number: 002132362. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.

John H. Heaton1

b. 1779, d. 1849
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Daniel Heaton1 b. 1738, d. 1794
Mother*Martha ______1
Birth*1779John H. Heaton was born in 1779, probably in Morris County, New Jersey.1
Marriage*10 December 1805He married Sarah Ayers on 10 December 1805.1
Death*1849He died in 1849.1

Family

Sarah Ayers

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 135-137, citing a letter from a great granddaughter of Daniel's, written to researcher Willis Heaton before 1900, naming Daniel's children. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

John Hancock Heaton1

b. 22 February 1777, d. 1830
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*David Heaton1 b. 15 Dec 1742, d. 11 Sep 1839
Mother*Phoebe Johnson1 d. 1779
Birth*22 February 1777John Hancock Heaton was born on 22 February 1777 in Morris County, New Jersey,1
Death*1830 and died in 1830 at about age 53.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 123-124. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Jonah Heaton1

b. 1788, d. 27 March 1829
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel (#1)
Descendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel (#2)
Father*Jonah Heaton1 b. 1747, d. bt 1812 - 1827
Birth*1788Jonah Heaton was born in 1788, probably in Berkeley County, Virginia.1
Marriage*8 November 1808He married his 2nd cousin Lydia Heaton, daughter of John Heaton and Sarah Warden, on 8 November 1808 in Greene County, Ohio.2,3
Relocation*Soon after their marriage Jonah and Lydia moved west to Randolph County, Indiana.1
War of 1812*1812Jonah served in the War of 1812. It is told that he had a tintype picture of his wife in his pocket which was struck by a bullet, the bullet then traveling through his ribs and chest. Although wounded, and probably in terrible and ongoing pain, he survived for more than 15 years.1
Death*27 March 1829He died from his wounds at about age 41 on 27 March 1829 in Randolph County, Indiana.1

Family

Lydia Heaton b. 1790, d. 23 Oct 1856

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, page 332. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 332, noting, we believe correctly, the date of their marriage as 08 November 1808.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 167-168, copying the date of their marriage, we believe in error, as 26 November 1804, which was the date of her older sister Sarah's marriage.

Jonah Heaton1,2

b. 1747, d. between 1812 and 1827
Relationship5th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Daniel Heaton2 b. 2 Apr 1717, d. 1796
Mother*Ruth Wadsworth3 d. 1800
Birth*1747Jonah Heaton was born in 1747 in Morris County, New Jersey.2
Occupation*He was an excellent gunsmith and is credited by some with making the first gun in the west.2,4
Biographical Info*Our source, Heaton Families II, described Jonah as a very interesting character, and a widely traveled, true pioneer. He was in the west long before most Americans and developing wide tracts of land in western Kentucky with or before Daniel Boone. In the early 1760s, with at least two of his brothers, Jonah was blazing trails in Berkeley and Rockingham counties in Virginia.2
Biographical Info Heaton Families II reported some of the contents of a long article that appeared in the Miami Valley, Ohio newspaper in 1889 in celebration of the pioneer reunion of that year. The accuracy of the information has not been verified. From Heaton Families II:


"The article was about Jonah Heaton who was the area's first pioneer. The article states that he was born in 1735 and he was a child when his family moved to central Pennsylvania. In 1750 he was captured by the Indians while on a hunting party. The Indians took him to Prosaue Island on Lake Erie. Jonah was with the Indians when General Braddock lost the battle against the French in 1755. He was again with the Indians in 1758 at the battle of Fort McQuense. He was adopted by a chief of the Shawnee tribe and was given the name of Red Hawk. He remained with the Indians until 1764 when he returned to civilized life at Fort Pitt. After fighting in the Battle of Point Pleasant with Governor Dunmore (in) 1774, he went to Kentucky to guide for John Bowman (in) the expedition against the Indians on the little Miami River. In 1880 (sic) he served as a guide to George Rogers Clark against the Indians. He roamed over Kentucky and Ohio acting as an interpreter with the Indians. In 1786 and 7 he surveyed the southwestern portion of Ohio which was known as the Virginia Military Reservation. For his efforts he was award(ed) land there. In 1788 he is reported to have woman troubles in Louisville and therefore settled on the land he was given in Caesar's Creek where he lived in seclusion until 1802. The area was named for him and called Jonah's Run."5,6
Biographical Info Jonah does seem to have experienced what today we would think of as a truly frontier life. The following was taken from a longer article by Karen Campbell, the genealogy librarian at The Mary L. Cook Public Library in Waynesville, Ohio:

"Jonah's Run Creek is named after the earliest known white resident in the Warren Co.-Clinton Co. area, Jonah Eaton. For ten years he lived on the north bank of Jonah's Run Creek about half a mile from Caesar Creek in a living tree house; literally in its hollow trunk, which was big enough for a room. The interior was said to have been 10' X 7' and high enough for a man to stand in. At a certain point he added on a porch before the entrance. The site of his unique house is now covered by the waters of Caesars Creek Lake.

Jonah Eaton was captured by Iroquois Indians when he was fifteen while on a hunting trip in Pennsylvania. He was taken to Presque Island in Lake Erie and was adopted into the tribe. He was eventually taken by the Shawnee to central and southern Ohio. He was adopted by the Shawnee Principal Chief, Red Hawk. After the victory of General Bouquet in 1764, he was returned to the whites. Because of a murder of a friend by an Indian, Eaton happily returned to white culture and went on to fight with General Dunsmore's forces at the Battle of Pt. Pleasant in 1774 and was a scout for Colonel John Bowman in his campaign against the Indians at Old Town. He was also a scout for General George Rogers Clark in his attack against Piqua in 1780. He was an interpreter at the Treaty of Fort Stanwick and at the Treaty of Fort Finney. After the signing of the Northwest Ordinance of 1784, he was hired by Colonel Richard Anderson of Louisville, Ky. to survey the Little Miami Valley. Eaton traversed what is now Warren, Greene and Clinton counties for 14 months making crude maps of the area.

Even though he received land as compensation for his surveying, as he grew older and the population increased, he decided to go find his kin back in the east. At the age of 67 years, in 1802, he left and returned to Pennsylvania. None-the-less, an image of this formidable frontiersman carrying his famous long rifle called the "Great Goose-Gun" striding to his tree-truck home is conjured up whenever anyone drives over or past Jonah's Run Creek.7
Marriage*He married first Elizabeth ______. Her surname may have been GUM or GUN.2
Court Action*In 1776, Jonah had claimed title to 1,000 acres of land in what would become Louisville, Kentucky. On 22 April 1780 a Court held by the Commissioners of the Kentucky District for Adjusting Titles of unpatented lands issued a certificate to Jonah for his 1,000 acres. Then, during Jonah's several years' absence from the area, the name of the place changed and was no longer known as Heaton's Creek, and William Oldham, in 1788, claimed Jonah's 1,000 acres as his own. Jonah sued Oldham in court to recover his parcel of land, with his brother David Heaton from Berkeley County, Virginia acting as his attorney. We've not yet learned the resolution of the case.2,8
(Head of Household) Research Notes1790The names of the heads of household on the 1790 Census taken in Washington County, Pennsylvania, were not later alphabetized so it's possible to get a feel for relatives and other neighbors who probably lived nearby. On page 170, Daniel Heaton is near the top of the census page, and his son David is across from him on page 171. William Heaton is next to David. Near the bottom of page 170, Isaac Heaton is listed between his sons John and Henry. Jonah "Eaton" appears a short distance above them on the same page. John Heaton and William "Eaton" appear near the top and bottom of page 159, another Isaac Heaton is on page 160, Miles Heaton on page 169, John "Hitton" on page 183, Ebenezer Heaton on page 192 and another John Heaton on page 199.

Jonah's household consisted of eight people, 1 free white male aged 16 and over, 5 free white males under the age of 16, and 2 free white females.9,10,11,12,13,14
(Husband) DeathJonah became a widower when Elizabeth (______) Heaton died.2
Marriage*He married Margaret ______.2
Death*between 1812 and 1827He died between 1812 and 1827 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.15,16

Family 1

Elizabeth ______
Children1.John Heaton+17 b. 18 Jan 1779, d. 22 Nov 1861
2.Sarah Heaton18 b. 21 Oct 1782, d. 1 Feb 1859
3.William Heaton19 b. 3 Mar 1789, d. 12 Sep 1849

Family 2

Child1.Jonah Heaton1 b. 1788, d. 27 Mar 1829

Family 3

Margaret ______
Children1.Elizabeth Heaton20 b. 18 Apr 1795
2.Mary Heaton21 b. 19 Aug 1797, d. 15 Jul 1843

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, page 332. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 328.
  3. [S1443] U.S. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume 17, 12 April 1890 application of James Heaton Baker, a great grandson of David's. Note: Although some of the information in the application may not be accurate, unless it disagrees with the Heaton II source and our own research, we have accepted it. The application stated that David was the son of Daniel Heaton and Ruth Wadsworth of Connecticut and that Daniel had been a Baptist minister. It stated that Hannah W. (Heaton) Baker, the applicant's mother, was the daughter of James Heaton and Phoebe Johnson and that James Heaton was the son of the applicant's great grandfather David. Hereinafter cited as Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.
  4. [S1594] James Hughes, A Report of the Causes determined by the late Supreme Court of the District of Kentucky, and by the Court of Appeals, in which Titles of Land were in Dispute, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Cincinnati, Ohio: Robert Clarke & Co., 1869), May Term 1780, Mesheck Carter vs. Samuel Oldham, pages 345-368. Hereinafter cited as Causes determined by the late Supreme Court of the District of Kentucky, and by the Court of Appeals, in which Titles of Land were in Dispute.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 328, our research notes: "Prosaue Island" probably refers to Presque Isle; we have capitalized "Indians"; Fort McQuense should probably be Fort Duquesne.
  6. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Point_Pleasant, reporting that " the Battle of Point Pleasant , known as the Battle of Kanawha in some older accounts, was the only major action of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes". Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  7. [S1596] Jonah's Run Baptist Church and Cemetery, online at http://qugenswohio.blogspot.com/2005/08/…. Hereinafter cited as Jonah's Run Baptist Church and Cemetery.
  8. [S1593] Kentucky Historical Society, The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Frankfort, Kentucky: The State Journal Company, September 1923, Supplement, Volume 21, Number 23), pages 303-304. Hereinafter cited as The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society.
  9. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of Isaac Heaton, John Heaton, Henry Heaton, Jonah "Eaton", Daniel Heaton and David Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 170; Image: 100; Family History Library Film: 0568149. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  10. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of John Heaton and William "Eaton", Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 158; Image: 94; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  11. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 160; Image: 95; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  12. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Miles Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 168; Image: 99; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  13. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ebenezer Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 192; Image: 111; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  14. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 198; Image: 114; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  15. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 328, noting his death as "about 1812."
  16. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 122-123, noting the year of his death as "1827."
  17. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 343.
  18. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 339.
  19. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 328-329.
  20. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Chapter 9, page 339.
  21. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 330-331.

Jonah Heaton1

b. 1841, d. 8 October 1883
Relationship8th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*William H. Heaton1 b. bt 1813 - 1814, d. 1866
Mother*Hannah L. Campbell1 b. 8 Dec 1814, d. 22 Jul 1889
Birth*1841Jonah Heaton was born about 1841 in Clark County, Ohio.2,3,4
(Nephew) Census US 185024 September 1850After their father was institutionalized with mental illness, Jonah and his brother Thomas went to live with their aunt and uncle, Harriet and Abraham Heaton, where they both appeared on the 1850 census taken on 24 September 1850 in Harmony, Clark County, Ohio. Jonah was 9 and Thomas 7. The boys' mother was enumerated alone in her own household nearby and, also nearby, was the household of their grandparents John and Margaret Heaton where the boys' two other brothers, Francis and Amos, were living. In another nearby household was their uncle David Heaton with his family.5
(Son) Census US 186018 July 1860Jonah appeared on the 1860 census taken on 18 July 1860 in the household of his mother in Harmony, Clark County, Ohio. He was 20 years old.6
Civil War (U.S.)*1863Jonah Heaton was 23 years old, born in Ohio, single and a farmer whose residence was in the township of Harmony, Clark County, Ohio, when he was listed in 1863 in the Civil War Draft Registration records as being in the military service of the United States. He was reported as having had former military service in the 5th Ohio Artillery Regiment.7
Marriage*1 November 1866He married Artimessa Johnson, daughter of Robert Preston Johnson and Mary Elledge, on 1 November 1866 in Douglas County, Illinois.8
Census US 1870*20 August 1870Arta and Jonah Heaton were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 20 August 1870 in Bowdre, Douglas County, Illinois. Jonah was 29 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $700. Artimessa was 20. The couple's 2-year-old daughter Laura Ellen lived with her parents.9
Illness* Not long after their marriage Jonah began to suffer from the same mental illness that had afflicted his father, also at a young age. Jonah, like his father, was institutionalized.8
Census US 1880*21 June 1880Jonah Heaton appeared on the 1880 census taken on 21 June 1880 in the Illinois Southern Hospital for the Insane, Anna, Union County, Illinois. He was recorded as married, about 35 years of age, a farmer who had not worked for 15 months. He was reported to be sick with insanity and insane as well as maimed, crippled or bedridden.10
Death*8 October 1883He died on 8 October 1883 in Anna, Union County.11,12

Family

Artimessa Johnson b. Jul 1850, d. 11 Nov 1929

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, page 358. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Abraham Heaton, Harmony, Clark, Ohio; Roll: M432_666; Page: 14A; Image: 31, Jonah, his name transcribed by ancestry.com as "Jereah" was 9 years old. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 358, noting his birth in 1840.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 358-359, noting his birth about 1840.
  5. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Abraham Heaton, Harmony, Clark, Ohio; Roll: M432_666; Page: 13B; Image: 31, Jonah's name was transcribed by ancestry.com as "Jereah."
  6. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Hannah L. "Eaton", Harmony, Clark, Ohio; Roll: M653_943; Page: 82; Family History Library Film: 803943. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1588] U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865.
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 358-359.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jonah and Artimessa Heaton, Bowdre, Douglas, Illinois; Roll: M593_216; Page: 250B; Family History Library Film: 545715. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  10. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Illinois Southern Hospital for the Insane, Anna, Union, Illinois; Roll: 254; Family History Film: 1254254; Page: 21C; Enumeration District: 113. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 358, noting his date of death as 7 October 1883.
  12. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 358-359, noting his date of death as 8 October 1883.

Jonathan Heaton1

b. circa 1722, d. 1723
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton1 b. 1690, d. Sep 1762
Mother*Sarah Roberts1 d. 1731
Birth*circa 1722Jonathan Heaton was born circa 1722 in Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey,1
Death*1723 and died in Crosswicks, "about the year 1723, being a little more than a year old."1

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well-researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015, citing records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report, s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter."

Jonathan Heaton1

b. 17 July 1762, d. 1829
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Benjamin Heaton1 b. 18 May 1726, d. 12 Apr 1790
Mother*Rebecca Doan1 b. 1724, d. 25 Dec 1792
Birth*17 July 1762Jonathan Heaton was born on 17 July 1762 in Hardwick, Warren County, New Jersey.1,2
Marriage*15 June 1791He married Anne Ware, daughter of John Ware and Grace Stackhouse, on 15 June 1791 in Sussex County, New Jersey.2
Occupation*Jonathan was a farmer in Sussex County and owned land in Warren County, New Jersey.2
Death*1829He died about 1829 in Sussex County.1,2

Family

Anne Ware b. 9 Jan 1771, d. 7 Oct 1841

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 19, page 686. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 19, page 692.

Jonathan Heaton1

b. November 1860, d. 7 September 1931
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas Heaton1 b. 19 May 1823, d. 19 Apr 1890
Mother*Eliza Ann Marsh1 b. 23 Feb 1829, d. 20 Apr 1921
Birth*November 1860Jonathan Heaton was born in November 1860 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2,1,3
(Son) Census US 187021 July 1870Jonathan was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 9 years old and attending school.4
(Son) Census US 18804 June 1880Jonathan was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 4 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 19 years old and at school.5
Relocation*1900 By 1900, Jonathan had moved across the country to the state of Washington.2
Census US 1900*11 June 1900Jonathan Heaton was enumerated as a lodger on the 1900 census taken on 11 June 1900 at 923 4th Avenue, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington. He was single, 39 years of age, and worked as a bookkeeper.2
Death*7 September 1931He died on 7 September 1931 in Spokane at age 70.1,6
Burial*He was buried with his parents and other unmarried siblings in Section B, Plot 221 of Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.7

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 654. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Johnathan Heaton, lodger, Spokane Ward 2, Spokane, Washington; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0065; FHL microfilm: 1241751. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Eliza A. Heaton, Mooreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1158; Page: 341A; Enumeration District: 017. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Eliza A. Heaton, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1377; Page: 617A; Family History Library Film: 552876. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S23] 1880 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Eliza A. Heaton, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Heston"), Mooreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1158; Page: 341A; Enumeration District: 017.
  6. [S1742] Washington, Death Records, 1883-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Jonathan Heaton on 7 September 1931, in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, age 70, born about 1861, parents Thomas Heaton and Eliza A Marsh. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Death Records, 1883-1960.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jonathan Heaton, Memorial# 20712260. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Jonathan Heaton1

b. 10 March 1836, d. 11 January 1901
Relationship4th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William Heaton1 b. 31 May 1799, d. 26 Sep 1874
Mother*Elizabeth Stockdale1 b. 1801, d. 7 May 1874
Birth*10 March 1836Jonathan Heaton was born on 10 March 1836 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
(Son) Census US 185025 August 1850Jonathan was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 25 August 1850 in the household of his parents in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 14 years old and attending school.4
Marriage*10 January 1877He married Sarah Jane Clayton, daughter of Abram Clayton and Mary Hogeland, on 10 January 1877 in Zion Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia.5,6,7
Census US 1880*11 June 1880Sarah Jane and Jonathan Heaton were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 10 and 11 June 1880 in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Jonathan was 44 years of age and a farmer, and Sarah Jane was 36 years of age and keeping house. Their baby boy, Harry C., was one year old. Jonathan's sister, Mary, and her husband, John A. Leedom, were enumerated in the preceding household on the census page.8
Census US 1900*1 June 1900Sarah J. and Jonathan Heaton were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Johnathan was 64 years of age and a farmer, and Sarah J. was 57 years of age. They owned their farm free of mortgage, had been married for 24 years, and Sarah had given birth to two children, both of whom were enumerated with their parents in 1900. Harry was 21 years old and Walter was age 18, and both were attending school. Also residing in the household was Jonathan's nephew, Grant Heaton, son Jonathan's brother George, who was deceased. Grant was single, 27 years of age and worked as a laborer on his uncle's farm. A second farm laborer, Joseph Lynch, was 63 years of age, born in Ireland, and recorded as a boarder; and Lillian Freeman, who was recorded as Black, born in Virginia, and 19 years old, worked for the family as a servant.9
Death*11 January 1901He died on 11 January 1901 at age 641,2
Burial* and was buried in Section B, Plot 219 of Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro, Montgomery County.2

Family

Sarah Jane Clayton b. 11 Sep 1842, d. 4 Dec 1908
Children1.Harry Clayton Heaton3 b. Jul 1878, d. 1937
2.Walter Yerkes Heaton3 b. 13 Nov 1881, d. 9 Jun 1952

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 652-653. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jonathan Heaton, Memorial# 20712246. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 661-662.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Elizabeth Heaton, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 800; Page: 388b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Jonathan Heaton and Sarah J Clayton on 10 January 1877 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at Zion Protestant Episcopal Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 978. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah J Heaton, Memorial# 20712283.
  7. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Sarah Jane Heaton, certificate# 121368, age 65, widow, born on 10 September 1843 in Pennsylvania, died on 15 December 1908 in Rockledge, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Abram Clayton and Mary Hogeland, burial 7 December 1908. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  8. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jonathan and Sarah Jane Heaton, Mooreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1158; Page: 338A; Enumeration District: 017. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  9. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jonathan and Sarah J. Heaton, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 12; Enumeration District: 0227; FHL microfilm: 1241443. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.