William Kersey1

d. 20 November 1764
Marriage*He married first Elizabeth ______.2
Marriage*He married second Hannah ______.1,3
Death*20 November 1764He died on 20 November 1764 in Guilford County, North Carolina.2

Family 1

Elizabeth ______
Child1.William Kersey4 b. 15 Sep 1745

Family 2

Hannah ______
Child1.Amos Kersey3,1 b. 15 Dec 1750

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), pages 32-34. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 18, referencing page 72, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina (North Carolina Yearly Meeting). Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.
  3. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, page 12. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  4. [S1505] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 18, referencing page 12, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina (North Carolina Yearly Meeting).

William Kersey1

b. 15 September 1745
Father*William Kersey1 d. 20 Nov 1764
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Birth*15 September 1745William Kersey was born on 15 September 1745 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1505] U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943, online at www.ancestry.com, Volume I, page 18, referencing page 12, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina (North Carolina Yearly Meeting). Hereinafter cited as Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volumes I–VI, 1607–1943.

Mary Key1

b. 8 May 1707, d. 24 December 1727
Father*Moses Key2 d. 1748
Mother*Elizabeth Yearsley2
Birth*8 May 1707Mary Key was born on 8 May 1707, probably at Aston, Chester County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*18 November 1725She married, as his first wife, John Sharpless, son of John Sharpless and Hannah Pennell, on 18 November 1725 at Concord Meeting, Chester County.1,3
Death*24 December 1727She died on 24 December 1727 at age 20.4

Family

John Sharpless b. 16 Oct 1699, d. 17 Aug 1769

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Sharpless, pages 722-724. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 138-142. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 138-142, the date written as "9 mo. 18, 1725" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  4. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, pages 138-142, the date written as "10 mo. 24, 1727" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was December, not October.

Moses Key1

d. 1748
Marriage*18 February 1701/2He married Elizabeth Yearsley, daughter of John Yearsley and Elizabeth ______, on 18 February 1701/2 at Concord Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1
Death*1748He died about 1748.1

Family

Elizabeth Yearsley
Child1.Mary Key1 b. 8 May 1707, d. 24 Dec 1727

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreproduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 138-142. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Lydia Keyzer1

d. 1762
Residence*Before her marriage to Daniel Keith, Lydia lived in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*21 October 1756She married, as his second wife, Daniel Keith of Bridgewater, son of John Keith and Hannah Washburn, on 21 October 1756 in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*1762She died in 1762.1

Family

Daniel Keith b. 2 May 1725
Children1.Seth Keith1,3 b. 4 Jun 1757
2.Salmon Keith+1,3 b. 11 Mar 1760
3.Betty Keith1,3

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Keith, pages 214-224. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 210. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Births, Volume I, page 191.

Esther Kidder1

b. circa 1732, d. 26 May 1811
Birth*circa 1732Esther Kidder was born circa 1732 as calculated from her reported age at death.1,2
Residence*Esther's family lived in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*She married James Bryant.1
Death*26 May 1811She died after a short illness on Sunday morning 26 May 1811. The Boston Gazette, the following day, reported her to be in the 79th year of her age. Her funeral proceeded from her son-in-law Thomas Dennie's house on Cambridge Street.3,1
Burial*She was buried in T5, in the Thomas Dennie Tomb, on the west side of Kings Chapel Burying Ground, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She was in the 79th year of her age.2,1

Family

James Bryant b. c 1734, d. 25 Sep 1777
Child1.Sarah Bryant+1 b. c 1761, d. 18 Jul 1827

Citations

  1. [S954] John J. Dennie and Helen Schatvet Ullmann CG FASG, "The Bible of Thomas Dennie of Boston, Massachusetts", MASSOG. Includes thoroughly researched, and written, informative footnotes. Volume 31, No. 2, pages 53-57 (Summer 2007). Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dennie of Boston Bible."
  2. [S946] Boston, MA: Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 736. Hereinafter cited as Old Cemeteries of Boston.
  3. [S946] Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, page 736, date reported as 28 May.

Katreen Kilby1,2

d. 23 July 1758
Name VariationKatreen was also found in our research as Catherine.3,4
Marriage*18 February 1719She married Stephen Cushing of Hingham on 18 February 1719 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4
Residence*Katreen and Stephen Cushing lived with their family on East Street, Hingham.2
Death*23 July 1758She died on 23 July 1758 in Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Family

Stephen Cushing b. 8 Nov 1687, d. 3 Apr 1749
Children1.Peter Cushing2 b. 9 Dec 1720, d. 10 Jun 1736
2.Stephen Cushing2 b. 13 Jul 1723
3.John Cushing2 b. 26 Feb 1727, d. 5 Jun 1727
4.Catherine Cushing+5,2 b. 5 May 1728
5.John Cushing2 b. 14 Jun 1730, d. 13 Jun 1754
6.Lydia Cushing2 b. 13 Feb 1732, d. 25 Jul 1770
7.Hannah Cushing2 b. 18 May 1735
8.Peter Cushing2 b. 15 May 1737, d. 5 May 1739
9.Rebecca Cushing2 b. 27 May 1739
10.Peter Cushing2 b. 3 May 1741

Citations

  1. [S859] The town of Hingham, compiler, History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Reprint in one volume of the last two volumes of the History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, originally published in three volumes in four parts by the town in 1893. Includes separate indexes for surnames, places, and miscellaneous at the end of Volume 3. Contents: Volume 1, Parts 1-2. Historical --Volume 2. Genealogical -- Volume 3. Genealogical. (Hingham, Massachusetts: Published by the town, 1893), Volume III, Nichols, page 87, her name written as "Katreen". Hereinafter cited as History of Hingham, Massachusetts.
  2. [S857] James S. Cushing, The genealogy of the Cushing family: an account of the ancestors and descendants of Matthew Cushing, who came to America in 1638, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. Matthew Cushing was born in England in 1589 and settled in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638. Includes index. (Montreal, Canada: The Perrault Printing Company, 1905), pages 33-34. Hereinafter cited as Cushing family genealogy.
  3. [S857] James S. Cushing, Cushing family genealogy, page 63, her name written as "Catherine."
  4. [S857] James S. Cushing, Cushing family genealogy, pages 33-34, her name written as "Catherine."
  5. [S859] The town of Hingham, History of Hingham, Massachusetts, Volume III, Nichols, page 87.

Margaret Kimble1

Marriage*1685She married John Pratt, son of Benajah Pratt and Persis Dunham, in 1685.2

Family

John Pratt b. c 1659
Child1.Mehitable Pratt1 b. 24 Feb 1705, d. 26 Apr 1732

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 701. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.
  2. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory, page 535.

Amelia Kinder1,2

b. 28 July 1807
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Amelia Evans1 b. 1779, d. 1817
Birth*28 July 1807Amelia Kinder was born on 28 July 1807, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her name was spelled "Ameley" in the family Bible.2

Citations

  1. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, 1879 probate papers of Calvin Kinder, John C. Davidson administrator, Nancy A. Kinder widow, images 670-739 of 1774. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  2. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.

Barbara Kinder1

b. 1 July 1781, d. 9 December 1831
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 b. 1759, d. 1801
Birth*1 July 1781Barbara Kinder was born on 1 July 1781, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The spelling of her name in the family Bible was "Barbary."1,3,4
Marriage*She married first James Heaton, son of John Heaton and Rebecca ______.5
Census US 1800*1800Barbara was likely enumerated on the census taken in 1800 in the household of her husband 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 10.3
(Wife) Occupation27 February 1808Barbara's husband made and concluded an agreement on 27 February 1808 with Valentine Kinder of East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Their agreement stated that Valentine Kinder had lent, rented or set unto James Heaton his stills and still house and all belonging thereto, flour mill and brew house, hop yard and orchard and one-third of the meadow and the field adjoining the meadow for the term of three years, and one-third of the pasture and firewood as convenient as Valentine Kinder can get it, for the sum of 700 gallons of merchandisable whiskey deliveries to Frederick town in good barrels for each and every year. And James Heaton was to return everything to Valentine Kinder in good repair at the end of the term, and he was to take good care of the orchard and not skin the trees when he plowed, and he was to plow the orchard in the summer. Both men agreed to bind themselves, their heirs, and assigns in the penal sum of $500, the party failing paying to the party standing. Valentine Kinder and James Heaton each signed their names, Kinder with an "x", and their agreement was witnessed by John and Stephen Hill.5
(Wife) DeathMay 1810Barbara became a widow when James Heaton died in early May 1810 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, at about age 35. Barbara was left with five young children.5
Administration*23 May 1810She was appointed Administrator for her husband's estate on 23 May 1810. She paid the sum of $2.31 to Isaac Kerr, Register, for taking bond and granting Letters of Administration.5
Census US 1810*1810She appeared as Barbara Heaton on the census taken in 1810 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her household consisted of 6 people, 1 free white female aged 26 thru 44, 1 free white male under age 10, 1 free white male aged 10 thru 15, 2 free white females under age 10, 1 free white female aged 10 thru 15. Five members of the household were under 16 and Barbara was over 25.4
Administration*23 March 1811 On 23 March 1811, Barbara Heaton, as administrator for her husband's estate, paid $288.96 to Valentine Kinder as full payment for the last year's amount on the lease agreement Valentine Kinder had made with her husband. Valentine signed a document with his "x" stating that he had been paid in full.5
Marriage*1812She married second Alexander Laughlin about 1812, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.6
Married NameShe was called Barbary Laughlin.7
Relocation*1817Alexander and Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin were almost certainly members of the large company of families led by Barbara's father, Valentine Kinder, from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Madison County, Illinois, in 1817. The group would also have included Barbara's Heaton sons, John Heaton and Valentine Heaton, daughters, Betsey Heaton, Rebecca Heaton and Barbara Heaton and the newest member of the family, 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.8,9
Census US 1820*7 August 1820Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin was likely enumerated on the 1820 census taken on 7 August 1820 in the household of her husband Alexander Laughlin in Greenfield, Madison County, Illinois. His household was enumerated with 2 white males under the age of 10, with son James, who was 3 in 1820, being one of them and the other possibly daughter Mary, who was 6 in 1820, enumerated as a male in error, 1 white male between the ages of 26 and 44 that we believe was Alexander, and 1 white female between the ages of 26 and 44 that we believe was Barbara. The one person engaged in agriculture would have been Alexander.10
(Wife) Death4 October 1825Barbary became a widow, for the second time, when Alexander Laughlin died on or about 4 October 1825 on the Ohio River below Louisville.11
Administration*12 December 1825Her husband's estate was opened for probate on 12 December 1825 in Madison County, Illinois. At her request, Barbara and Hiram Arthur, her brother-in-law, were appointed administrators. Barbara, Hiram, and Barbara's brothers, Jacob Kinder and Gallatin Kinder, posted bond with the court in the amount of $1,000.12,13,14
Inventory*29 December 1825An inventory for the estate of Alexander Laughlin, deceased, was initially begun on 8 December 1825, even before the administrators for the estate had been appointed. The Bill of Sale, listing the names of those purchasing items from the estate, was dated 29 December 1825. Both documents were signed, certified and submitted to Hiram Arthur, Administrator, and to the probate court in Madison County, Illinois, on 10 June 1826 by appraisers, Henry Hayes, Isaac Gillham Jr. and Thomas Gillham. The Bill of Sale, totaling $397.03¾, was filed by the court on 11 June 1826 and the appraisement of the estate, valued at $580.75½, was filed by the court on 19 June 1826. Almost all of the purchases from the estate listed on the Bill of Sale were made by the widow, Barbara.15,16
Census US 1830*1 June 1830Barbary Laughlin appeared as the head of her household in Madison County, Illinois, on the 1830 census taken as of 1 June 1830. Her 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. Barbary was a widow in 1830 and we suspect her unmarried Heaton sons, John and Valentine, ages 31 and 29 respectively in 1830, were the older males living with their mother, who was 49 years of age, in 1830. All of her Heaton daughters were married and enumerated in their husbands' households and her Laughlin daughter, Mary, had married early in 1830 and was enumerated in her husband's household. Her two other Laughlin children, 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 her household.7
Death*9 December 1831She died intestate on 9 December 1831 in Madison County at age 50.17
Administration*20 December 1831Barbara's sons-in-law, Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham, were appointed administrators of her estate on 20 December 1831 in Madison County. They 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 and John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson were appointed by the judge to appraise the estate of the deceased. John Gilliam was a brother-in-law of two of Barbara's daughters, Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham and Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, Jacob Kensler was the father-in-law of Barbara's son, John Heaton, and Ephraim Davidson was the future father-in-law of Barbara's son, James Laughlin. A third son-in-law, Isaac Gillham Jr., joined Thomas G. Lofton and William Gillham in posting a bond of $1,600 with the probate court.18,19,20,21
Inventory*10 January 1832John Gillham, Jacob Kensler and Ephraim Davidson, acting as the probate court appointed appraisers of the estate of Barbara Laughlin, deceased, submitted their certified inventory list with appraised value of $560.75 to the probate court in Madison County on 10 January 1832. After items were sold and adjustments were made by her administrators, Thomas G. Lofton and Isaac Gillham Jr., the value of her estate had increased to $747.98½ and was submitted to the court on 4 April 1832 and filed by the court on 7 April 1832. Barbara's inventory analysis was confusing, both then and now, because the probates of Valentine Kinder and Alexander Laughlin, her father and husband, respectively, were at times being probated simultaneously with Barbara's. Her father's case had some legal issues which dragged things out. The paperwork of the three probates overlapped at times, and some documents were interchanged and misfiled by the court. Additionally, two probate packets were found for Barbara, causing her to be indexed twice. We found one folder with her surname spelled correctly and the other with it spelled "Langhlin."22,23
Estate Sale*11 January 1832Almost all of Barbara's estate inventory was purchased by her immediate and extended family. 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 were among the names appearing on the list dated 11 January 1832 as those individuals having purchased items from her estate. The Bill of Sale documents were signed and certified on 3 April 1832 as just and true to the best of their knowledge and belief by Administrators William Gillham and Thomas G. Lofton and filed with the probate papers for Barbara Laughlin, deceased, lately of Madison County, Illinois.23
Estate Distribution*6 April 1833Final payments were made on 6 April 1833 to each of the heirs of Barbara Laughlin, deceased. Her heirs were her eight children, Betsey (Heaton) Lofton, John Heaton, Valentine Heaton, Rebecca (Hayden) Gillham, Barbara (Heaton) Gillham, Mary E. (Laughlin) Lewis, James Laughlin and Sarah Laughlin. Her two older sons, John and Valentine Heaton, received their payments directly, the shares of her four married daughters were paid to each of their husbands, and the shares of her two minor children were paid to their half-brother, Valentine Heaton, as their guardian. On 13 February 1846, Barbara's daughter Rebecca Gillham 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.24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31

Family 1

James Heaton b. 1775, d. May 1810
Children1.Betsey Heaton+4 b. 1797, d. b 26 Jun 1836
2.John Heaton+4 b. 1799, d. 29 Jan 1844
3.Valentine Heaton+4 b. 1801, d. 28 Nov 1845
4.Rebecca Heaton+4 b. 1803
5.Barbara Heaton+4 b. 1805

Family 2

Alexander Laughlin d. 4 Oct 1825
Children1.Mary E. Laughlin+32 b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 2 Jun 1863
2.James Laughlin+33 b. 1817
3.Sarah Laughlin33

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [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. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  6. [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. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  7. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Barbary Laughlin, Madison, Illinois; Series: M19; Roll: 25; Page: 198; Family History Library Film: 0007650. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Federal Census.
  8. [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, pages 86, 128 and 502. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  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, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  10. [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.
  11. [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 swore an oath to the court that he had been informed and believed that Alexander Laughlin departed this life on or about 4 Oct 1825 on the Ohio River below Louisville and that he had reason to believe that said Laughlin died without leaving any last will and testament.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [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, images 379-388; 8 Dec 1825, 29 Dec 1825, 10 Jun 1826, 11 Jun 1826, 19 Jun 1826, inventory of estate taken by Henry Hayes, Thomas Gillham and Isaac Gillham and lists of purchasers and other credits and charges.
  16. [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 402; 19 Jun 1826, stated by Judge of Probate, Edwardsville: Received by the hand of John T. Lusk, Esq. for Barbara Laughlin and Hiram Arthur, administrators of the estate of Alexander Laughlin deceased, the appraisement file of said estate amounting to $580.75 ¼ which was examined and filed; also the sale bill of said estate amounting to $397.03 ¾ which was also placed on file; and also the sum of $2.00, the judge's fees on the above papers.
  17. [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.
  18. [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.
  19. [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.
  20. [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.
  21. [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.
  22. [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 550-554; completed 10 January 1832, certified 4 April 1832, filed 7 Apr 1832, inventory of estate totaling $560.75.
  23. [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.
  24. [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.
  25. [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.
  26. [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.
  27. [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.
  28. [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.
  29. [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.
  30. [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.
  31. [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.
  32. [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 412, 6 Apr 1833, Misfiled, a payment of $90.50 to Fielding Lewis from the administrators of the estate of Barbara Laughlin.
  33. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, 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.

Calvin Kinder1

b. 1804, d. 18 January 1879
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Amelia Evans1 b. 1779, d. 1817
Birth*1804Calvin Kinder was born about 1804 in Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*7 July 1833He married, as her second husband, Margaret (Gillham) Davidson, daughter of Isaac Gillham and Jane Kirkpatrick, on 7 July 1833 in Madison County, Illinois.2,3
(Administrator) Probate13 March 1845Rebecca Gillham, widow of the deceased, and Calvin Kinder were appointed administrators for the estate of Isaac Gillham Jr. on 13 March 1845 in Madison County, Illinois. At the time of his death, Isaac had been administrating the estate of John Heaton, and Rebecca Gillham and Calvin Kinder took over as administrators to complete the probate of John Heaton's estate also.4
Marriage*22 September 1878He married second, as her third husband, Nancy Ann (Jones) Course Wood, daughter of John Jones, on 22 September 1878 in Madison County, Illinois.5,6
Death*18 January 1879He died on or about 18 January 1879 in Madison County, Illinois, at about age 76.7

Family 1

Margaret Armstrong Gillham b. 1800

Family 2

Nancy Ann Jones b. 1809

Citations

  1. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  2. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Calvin Kinder and Margaret Davidson, Madison County, 7 July 1833. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  3. [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.
  4. [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. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  5. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, Venice, page 583.
  6. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Calvin Kinder, age 75, son of Valentine Kinder and Amelia Evans and Nancy Ann Wood, age 69, daughter of John Jones and Mary Halt, in Madison County on 22 September 1878, referencing Film Number: 001306458. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  7. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, 1879 probate papers of Calvin Kinder, John C. Davidson administrator, Nancy A. Kinder widow, images 670-739 of 1774.

Clarabell Kinder1

b. 26 September 1783
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 b. 1759, d. 1801
Birth*26 September 1783Clarabell Kinder was born on 26 September 1783, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.

Comfort Kinder1

b. 1817, d. 2 May 1853
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Amelia Evans1 b. 1779, d. 1817
Birth*1817Comfort Kinder was born about 1817 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*28 January 1838She married, as his first wife, Thomas H. Rice on 28 January 1838 in Madison County, Illinois.3,1
Census US 1850*16 November 1850Comfort and Thomas H. Rice were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 16 November 1850 in Irish Hollow, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Thomas was 37 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,000. Comfort was 33. The couple lived with their four daughters. Mary A. was 8 years old, Adelia was 6, Louisa 4 and Ellen 3. The three oldest girls had attended school within the census year. Also residing in the Rice household in 1850 were the following: Henry A. Rice who was 31 years of age, had been born in Massachusetts as had Thomas, and was a farmer with real estate valued at $1,500; Robert N. Rice who was 23 years of age, born in Illinois, and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,000; James Glascow who was 50 years of age, born in Pennsylvania, and a farmer with real estate valued at $600; a second James Glascow, age 12 and born in Illinois whom we suspect was the son of the elder James; Edward Parter, age 21, born in Ohio with real estate valued at $200; and Jesse Jagins, age 34 and born in New York.2
Death*2 May 1853She died on 2 May 1853 at age 361
Burial* and was buried in Bellevue City Cemetery, Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa.1

Family

Thomas H. Rice b. 1813, d. 18 Aug 1856
Children1.Mary Amelia Rice2 b. 1842
2.Adelia Rice2 b. 1844
3.Louisa Rice2 b. 1846
4.Ellen Rice2 b. 1847
5.Emma Rice4 b. 1851

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, Comfort K. Rice, Memorial# 12187928. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas H. and Comfort Rice, Irish Hollow, Jo Daviess, Illinois; Roll: M432_111; Page: 211B; Image: 428. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas H. Rice and Comfort Kinder, Madison County, 28 January 1838, referencing Film Number: 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  4. [S1448] Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, 1856; Household of Thomas H. and Lucy Rice, Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa. Hereinafter cited as Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925.

Gallatin Kinder1

b. 4 February 1802
Father*Valentine Kinder1,2 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Amelia Evans3 b. 1779, d. 1817
Birth*4 February 1802Gallatin Kinder was born on 4 February 1802, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The spelling of his name in the family Bible was "Gallentine."1
(Son) Probate16 December 1822Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder were appointed administrators of their father's estate on 16 December 1822 in Madison County, Illinois. On the same date, Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder and Valentine Kinder's son-in-law, Alexander Laughlin, paid a bond to the probate court in the amount of $2,000. Also on the same date, Alexander Laughlin was deposed and made his oath to the Probate Court that Valentine Kinder had departed this life on 9 November 1822 and that, to the best of his knowledge, had died intestate and that his estate would total less than $800.4,5,6
(Brother) Administration12 December 1825The estate of Gallatin's brother-in-law Alexander Laughlin, who had died intestate, was opened for probate on 12 December 1825 in Madison County, Illinois. At the request of Barbara Laughlin, Alexander's widow, she and Hiram Arthur, her brother-in-law, were appointed administrators. Barbara, Hiram, and Barbara's brothers, Jacob Kinder and Gallatin Kinder, posted bond with the court in the amount of $1,000.7,8,9
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Gallatin was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of his sister, 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.10

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, image 985; a receipt that identifies Gallatin's father as Valentine Kinder. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  3. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 67 of 725; 16 Dec 1822 Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder appointed administrators of the estate of Valentine kinder who “lately” died intestate, having while living and at the time of his death goods, chattels or credits within the state of Illinois.
  5. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, images 954-955; 16 Dec 1822, Gallatin Kinder, Jacob Kinder and Alexander Laughlin paid a bond in the amount of $2,000.
  6. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, images 971-972; 16 Dec 1822 Alexander Laughlin was deposed and made his oath to the Probate Court that Valentine Kinder died (departed this life) on 9 Nov 1822 and that, to the best of his knowledge, died intestate and that his estate would total less than $800.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [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.
  10. [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.

George Kinder1,2

b. 1722, d. 1801
Birth*1722George Kinder was born in 1722 in Rotterdam, Zuid (South Holland) Province, Netherlands.2
Immigration*19 September 1738He immigrated to America on the ship Thistle, John Wilson, Commander, arriving into the port of of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 19 September 1738. His name, and that of Peter Kinder and Caspar Kinder, appeared on a list of imported males over the age of 16.3
Name VariationHis surname in Holland had been George Guenther, and was Anglicized to KINDER, likely upon his arrival in America.4
Marriage*1746He married Barbara Christein in 1746.1,5
(Husband) Death1791George became a widower when Barbara (Christein) Kinder died in 1791 at about age 66.5
Death*1801He died in 1801 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, at about age 792
Burial* and was buried in Scenery Hill Cemetery, Scenery Hill, Washington County.2

Family

Barbara Christein b. 1725, d. 1791
Child1.Valentine Kinder+1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822

Citations

  1. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  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, George Kinder, Memorial# 156852152. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1758] Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, Volumes I-II, online at www.ancestry.com, List of Pennsylvania German Pioneers, 1727-1775 , Volume I, pages 221-222. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania German Pioneers, 1727 to 1808, Volumes I-II.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Kinder) Schnorf, Memorial# 40127214, the source reporting that Mary's father's surname had been GUENTHER, and was Anglicized to KINDER, likely upon his arrival in America.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Kinder Bish, Memorial# 156852804.

George Kinder1

b. 4 December 1786, d. 1804
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 b. 1759, d. 1801
Birth*4 December 1786George Kinder was born on 4 December 1786, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania,1
Death*1804 and died in 1804 at about age 22.2

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.

Jacob Kinder1

b. 11 July 1789
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 b. 1759, d. 1801
Birth*11 July 1789Jacob Kinder was born on 11 July 1789, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1
(Son) Probate16 December 1822Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder were appointed administrators of their father's estate on 16 December 1822 in Madison County, Illinois.3,4,5
(Brother) Administration12 December 1825The estate of Jacob's brother-in-law Alexander Laughlin, who had died intestate, was opened for probate on 12 December 1825 in Madison County, Illinois. At the request of Barbara Laughlin, Alexander's widow, she and Hiram Arthur, her brother-in-law, were appointed administrators. Barbara, Hiram, and Barbara's brothers, Jacob Kinder and Gallatin Kinder, posted bond with the court in the amount of $1,000.6,7,8

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  3. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 67 of 725; 16 Dec 1822 Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder appointed administrators of the estate of Valentine kinder who “lately” died intestate, having while living and at the time of his death goods, chattels or credits within the state of Illinois. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  4. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, images 954-955; 16 Dec 1822, Gallatin Kinder, Jacob Kinder and Alexander Laughlin paid a bond in the amount of $2,000.
  5. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, images 971-972; 16 Dec 1822 Alexander Laughlin was deposed and made his oath to the Probate Court that Valentine Kinder died (departed this life) on 9 Nov 1822 and that, to the best of his knowledge, died intestate and that his estate would total less than $800.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.

Mary Kinder1

b. 20 May 1792
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 b. 1759, d. 1801
Birth*20 May 1792Mary Kinder was born on 20 May 1792, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.

Ruth Kinder1

b. 25 March 1803, d. 1879
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Amelia Evans2 b. 1779, d. 1817
Birth*25 March 1803She was born with the name Ruth Dora Kinder on 25 March 1803 in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,3
Marriage*30 April 1825She married Hiram Arthur, son of Thomas Jefferson Arthur and Nancy Elizabeth Courtney, on 30 April 1825 in Madison County, Illinois.4,3
(Wife) Death20 December 1863Ruth became a widow when Hiram Arthur died on 20 December 1863 at age 73.5
Death*1879She died in 1879 in Madison County at about age 763
Burial* and was buried in Section 1, Lot 192 of Woodlawn Cemetery, Edwardsville, Madison County.3

Family

Hiram Arthur b. 3 Mar 1790, d. 20 Dec 1863

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  3. [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, Ruth Dora (Kinder) Arthur, Memorial# 126708996. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Hiram Arthur and Ruth Kinder on 30 April 1825 in Madison County, referencing FHL film# 001306457. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hiram Arthur, Memorial# 32025110.

Samuel Kinder1

b. 19 April 1806
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Amelia Evans1 b. 1779, d. 1817
Birth*19 April 1806Samuel Kinder was born on 19 April 1806, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2
(Purchaser) Estate Sale11 January 1832Samuel was among the purchasers of items from the sale of the estate of his sister, 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.3

Citations

  1. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  2. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  3. [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. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.

Sarah Kinder1

b. 29 June 1794
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Elizabeth ______2 b. 1759, d. 1801
Birth*29 June 1794Sarah Kinder was born on 29 June 1794, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her name was spelled "Sary" in the family Bible.1

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.

Thomas Kinder1

b. 13 August 1811
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Amelia Evans2 b. 1779, d. 1817
Birth*13 August 1811Thomas Kinder was born on 13 August 1811, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.

Valentine Kinder1

b. 22 March 1759, d. 9 November 1822
Father*George Kinder2 b. 1722, d. 1801
Mother*Barbara Christein2 b. 1725, d. 1791
Birth*22 March 1759Valentine Kinder was born on 22 March 1759, probably in Pennsylvania.3
Marriage*1779He married first Elizabeth ______ about 1779.2
Taxation*1789Valentine was taxed £142 on 200 acres, 2 horses, 4 cows, 2 stills and 1 mill in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1789.4
(Husband) Death1801Valentine became a widower when Elizabeth (______) Kinder died about 1801 at about age 42.2
Marriage*1801He married second Amelia Evans about 1801.2
Occupation*27 February 1808An article of agreement was made and concluded on 27 February 1808 between Valentine Kinder of East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania, of the one part and James Heaton also of East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania, of the other part. Their agreement stated that Valentine Kinder had lent, rented or set unto James Heaton his stills and still house and all belonging thereto, flour mill and brew house, hop yard and orchard and one-third of the meadow and the field adjoining the meadow for the term of three years, and one-third of the pasture and firewood as convenient as Valentine Kinder can get it, for the sum of 700 gallons of merchandisable whiskey deliveries to Frederick town in good barrels for each and every year. And James Heaton was to return everything to Valentine Kinder in good repair at the end of the term, and he was to take good care of the orchard and not skin the trees when he plowed, and he was to plow the orchard in the summer. Both men agreed to bind themselves, their heirs, and assigns in the penal sum of $500, the party failing paying to the party standing. Valentine Kinder and James Heaton each signed their names, Kinder with an "x", and their agreement was witnessed by John and Stephen Hill.1
Administration*23 March 1811 On 23 March 1811, Valentine Kinder signed a document with his "x" stating that he had received $288.96 from Barbara Heaton, administrator for the estate of James Heaton deceased, as full payment for the last year's amount on his lease agreement with the deceased.1
(Husband) Death1817Valentine became a widower for the second time when Amelia (Evans) Kinder died about 1817 at about age 38.2
(Grandfather) Relocation1817Valentine Kinder led quite a large company of families from Washington County, Pennsylvania to Madison County, Illinois, in 1817, and almost certainly his son-in-law, Alexander Laughlin, daughter, Barbara (Kinder) Heaton Laughlin, grandsons, John Heaton and Valentine Heaton, granddaughters, Betsey Heaton, Rebecca Heaton and Barbara Heaton and the newest member of the family, Mary Laughlin, were among the travelers. 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.5,6
Death*9 November 1822He died intestate on 9 November 1822 at age 63.7
Probate*16 December 1822Probate papers reported that Valentine Kinder had while living and at the time of his death goods, chattels or credits within the state of Illinois. Probate was opened for his estate on 16 December 1822 in Madison County, Illinois, and his sons, Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder, were appointed administrators of his estate. On the same date, Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder and Valentine's son-in-law, Alexander Laughlin, paid a bond to the probate court in the amount of $2,000. Also on the same date, Alexander Laughlin was deposed and made his oath to the Probate Court that Valentine Kinder had departed this life on 9 November 1822 and that, to the best of his knowledge, had died intestate and that his estate would total less than $800.8,9,10
Inventory*18 December 1822 On 18 December 1822 the inventory of the estate of Valentine Kinder was taken by Isaac Gillham Jr. and Amos Squire. The inventory, which they valued at $646.12, was approved as true and perfect by the probate court on 15 Apr 1828.11
Estate Sale26 December 1822Purchasers on 26 December 1822 of items from Valentine's estate included Valentine Heaton and William Gillham, husband of Barbara (Heaton) Gillham. William Gillham purchased his Bible, and Valentine Heaton, spelled "Heyton", purchased a plow. We suspect, at this point in our Brick Wall research, that Valentine and Barbara Heaton were grandchildren of Valentine Kinder.12

Family 1

Elizabeth ______ b. 1759, d. 1801
Children1.Barbara Kinder+3 b. 1 Jul 1781, d. 9 Dec 1831
2.Clarabell Kinder3 b. 26 Sep 1783
3.George Kinder3 b. 4 Dec 1786, d. 1804
4.Jacob Kinder3 b. 11 Jul 1789
5.Mary Kinder3 b. 20 May 1792
6.Sarah Kinder3 b. 29 Jun 1794

Family 2

Amelia Evans b. 1779, d. 1817
Children1.Gallatin Kinder3,13 b. 4 Feb 1802
2.Ruth Kinder3 b. 25 Mar 1803, d. 1879
3.Calvin Kinder2 b. 1804, d. 18 Jan 1879
4.Samuel Kinder2 b. 19 Apr 1806
5.Amelia Kinder14 b. 28 Jul 1807
6.Zaffaniah Kinder2 b. 2 Jul 1809
7.Thomas Kinder3 b. 13 Aug 1811
8.Comfort Kinder+15 b. 1817, d. 2 May 1853

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  3. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.
  4. [S1605] Pennsylvania, Taxation and Exoneration, 1768-1801, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Taxation and Exoneration, 1768-1801.
  5. [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, pages 86, 128 and 502. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  6. [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, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [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 paper providing his date of death was found on image# 971 of 1996, following the name of John Keller. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999.
  8. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Will Records, Book A-C, 1818-1870, image 67 of 725; 16 Dec 1822 Gallatin Kinder and Jacob Kinder appointed administrators of the estate of Valentine kinder who “lately” died intestate, having while living and at the time of his death goods, chattels or credits within the state of Illinois.
  9. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, images 954-955; 16 Dec 1822, Gallatin Kinder, Jacob Kinder and Alexander Laughlin paid a bond in the amount of $2,000.
  10. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, images 971-972; 16 Dec 1822 Alexander Laughlin was deposed and made his oath to the Probate Court that Valentine Kinder died (departed this life) on 9 Nov 1822 and that, to the best of his knowledge, died intestate and that his estate would total less than $800.
  11. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, images 958-961; on 18 Dec 1822 Inventory totaling $646.12 was taken on the estate of Valentine Kinder by Isaac Gillham and Amos Squire. The inventory was approved as "true and perfect" by the probate court on 15 Apr 1828.
  12. [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.
  13. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, probate papers for Valentine Kinder, Madison County, 1822, Case Number 19, Probate Case Files, Box 4, Tray 11, K's, No. 6-31; Box 4, Tray 12, L's, No. 1-6, 1813-1903, images 950-992 of 1996, image 985; a receipt that identifies Gallatin's father as Valentine Kinder.
  14. [S1602] Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, 1879 probate papers of Calvin Kinder, John C. Davidson administrator, Nancy A. Kinder widow, images 670-739 of 1774.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Comfort K. Rice, Memorial# 12187928.

Zaffaniah Kinder1

b. 2 July 1809
Father*Valentine Kinder1 b. 22 Mar 1759, d. 9 Nov 1822
Mother*Amelia Evans1 b. 1779, d. 1817
Birth*2 July 1809Zaffaniah Kinder was born on2 July 1809, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S1757] Brick Wall research obtained from an undocumented and unproven source and considered to be a "suggestion" or a "maybe" or a "what if". When any reliable source for the information is found, we will happily include it.
  2. [S1771] Valentine Kinder Family Bible, photograph of a Bible page of Births; Illinois State Historical Society, 5255 Shepherd Road, Springfield, Illinois.

Caroline S. King1

b. 1838
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William B. King1 b. 10 Oct 1797, d. 30 Dec 1858
Mother*Elizabeth Heaton1 b. 27 May 1803, d. 1877
Birth*1838Caroline S. King was born about 1838 in Pennsylvania.1
(Daughter) Census US 185027 July 1850Caroline S. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 27 July 1850 in the household of her parents in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was 12 years old and attending school.1
(Daughter) Census US 186026 June 1860Caroline was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 26 June 1860 in the household of her widowed mother in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was 21 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William B. and Eliza King, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 800; Page: 367b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Eliza King, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 433; Family History Library Film: 805143. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Edward King1

(Witness to Deed) Marriage Settlement3 February 1784Edward King of the City of Dublin, Gentleman, witnessed a Memorial Marriage Settlement and Indentured Deed of Release on 3 February 1784 between Ralph Hinds of Mulhussey, County Meath, Esq. of the first part, his second son Matthew Hinds and Sarah Gerrard, spinster and one of the daughters of William Gerrard of Dormstown, in the County of Meath Esq. of the second part, the said William Gerrard of the third part, and his nephew William Gerrard of Liscartan in the County of Meath Esq. and Thomas Hinds of the City of Dublin Esq. of the fourth part. After first reciting that Ralph Hinds was seized in fee simple of (owned unconditionally) the different lands contained in the deed, and also reciting that a marriage was intended to be thereby had between Matthew Hinds and Sarah Gerrard, the Deed of Release identified the portions of his lands Ralph was agreeing to give in trust for the benefit of his son Matthew Hinds and his wife Sarah Gerrard, with her cousin William Gerrard, and Matthew's brother Thomas Hinds as trustees.2
(Grantee) Marriage Settlement2 April 1784 On 2 April 1784, Ralph Hinds of Mulhussey, County Meath, Esq. and his third son John Hinds of the first part, William Gerrard of Dormstown, in the County of Meath Esq. and his eldest daughter Rebecca Gerrard of the second part, Edward King of the City of Dublin Gentleman of the third part, and Ralph's fourth son Thomas Hinds of the City of Dublin Gentleman made a Memorial of Indentured Deed of Release. Reciting that a marriage was intended shortly to be solemnized between John Hinds and Rebecca Gerrard, Ralph Hinds did grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm unto Edward King all that and those the town and lands of Mulhussey containing one hundred and six acres more or less and three acres of the lands of Milltown situate in the Barony of Deece and County of Meath with the rights, members and appurtenances to hold unto Edward King his heirs and assigns for and during the natural lives and life of John Smyth, second son of John Smyth of Vilanstown in the County of Westmeath, and of Matthew Hinds and John Hinds, second and third sons of Ralph Hinds, and the lives and lives of them and for and during the life and lives of such person or persons from time to time entered in any renewal forever and forever thereafter interest that person, and immediately after the decease of John Hinds, that Rebecca Gerrard and her assigns should and might yearly during her life receive and take to her and there use one annuity of £100 to be issued out of and charged upon all and singularly the lands of ______ and Heredi______ to be paid to Rebecca Gerrard and her assigns by two half yearly payments on every first day of May and first day of November, the first payment to be made on such of the said days as should next happen after the death of the said John Hinds, with a power for the said Rebecca to distrain (seize for payment of the debt). The deed was signed and sealed in the presence of Thomas Hinds of the City of Dublin Esq. and Christian Jordan who signed as the subscribing witness. The deed was registered on 03 April 1784.1

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1784; Film number 531950; Volume 352; Pages 567-568; Deed number 240455, images 253-254. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1784; Film number 531952; Volume 357; Pages 184-185; Deed number 239623 image 418.

Eliakim King1

Marriage*He married Mary Graves.1

Family

Mary Graves
Child1.Irene King+1 b. 23 Sep 1730, d. 13 Apr 1811

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 3, page 67. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Irene King1

b. 23 September 1730, d. 13 April 1811
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Eliakim King1
Mother*Mary Graves1
Birth*23 September 1730Irene King was born on 23 September 1730 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*14 February 1754She married William Heaton, son of James Heaton and Eliony Hawes, on 14 February 1754 in Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.1
Relocation*1774 In 1774 Irene and William Heaton moved their family to Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. William traded for the land from the Reverend Clement Sumner who was forced out of Thetford because he was a Tory. William was one of the founders of Thetford and their home was used for years as a meeting place and hotel.1
Death*13 April 1811She died on 13 April 1811 in Thetford at age 801
Burial* and was buried in East Thetford Cemetery.1

Family

William Heaton b. 1 Jul 1732, d. 15 Mar 1814
Children1.Mary Heaton1 b. 18 May 1755, d. 24 Aug 1755
2.Mary Heaton1 b. 21 Nov 1756
3.Lucy Heaton1 b. 22 Apr 1759
4.Orange Heaton1 b. 5 Apr 1761
5.Solomon Heaton1 b. 15 Apr 1764
6.William Heaton1 b. 12 Jan 1767
7.King Heaton+1 b. 4 Jun 1769, d. 30 Aug 1854
8.Irene King Heaton1 b. 18 Aug 1771, d. 13 Jun 1773
9.Irene Heaton1 b. 17 Apr 1774
10.James Heaton1 b. 8 Jun 1777

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 3, page 67. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Jane King1

Marriage*She married Edward Chebott.1

Family

Edward Chebott
Children1.Julia Chebott+1,2 b. 26 Jul 1856, d. 22 Apr 1935
2.Marie Chebott1 b. 10 May 1860, d. 19 Jul 1908

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, Marie “Mary” (Chebott) Dunn, Memorial# 180702879. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2122] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Julia "Shabott", age 17, born in Arran, Ontario, daughter of Edward and Jane "Shabott", married Hugh Porter, age 34, born in Durham County, Ontario, son of William and Margaret Porter, on 17 June 1875 in Canada, Bruce, Ontario, referencing Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928, Reel# 16. Hereinafter cited as Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1938.

Letitia B. King1

b. 7 April 1840, d. 29 December 1930
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William B. King1 b. 10 Oct 1797, d. 30 Dec 1858
Mother*Elizabeth Heaton1 b. 27 May 1803, d. 1877
Birth*7 April 1840Letitia B. King was born on 7 April 1840 in Pennsylvania.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 186026 June 1860Letitia, who had not been enumerated with her family on the 1850 census, was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 26 June 1860 in the household of her widowed mother in Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was 17 years old.3
Marriage*21 December 1865She married Abraham Krewson, son of Garrett Krewson and Sarah Margerum, on 21 December 1865 in Lehman's Memorial Methodist Chapel, Hatboro, Montgomery County.4,5,6,2
(Wife) Death9 March 1923Letitia became a widow when Abraham Krewson died on 9 March 1923 at the age of 82 years, 9 months, 26 days.5,6
Death*29 December 1930She died on 29 December 1930 in Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at age 90.1,2
Burial*She was buried with her husband in Section F, Lot 189, Row 13 in Hatboro Cemetery, Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Abraham Krewson b. 11 May 1840, d. 9 Mar 1923

Citations

  1. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Letitia B Krewson, certificate# 113710, age 90, widow of Abraham Krewson, born on 7 April 1840 in Pennsylvania, died on 29 December 1930 in Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents William King and Eliza Heaton. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  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, Letitia B (King) Krewson, Memorial# 20885654. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Eliza King, Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 433; Family History Library Film: 805143. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [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 Abraham Krewson and Letitia B King on 21 December 1865 in Hatboro, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, at Lehman Memorial Methodist, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  5. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Abraham Krewson, certificate# 37559, age 82, born about 1841 in Pennsylvania, died on 9 March 1923 in Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Garrett Krewson and Sarah Margerum.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Abraham Krewson, Memorial# 20885468.