Mary Heaton1

b. 2 December 1762, d. 7 November 1838
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Isaac Heaton1 b. 20 Jun 1731, d. 2 Apr 1814
Mother*Hannah Bowen1,2,3 b. 3 May 1742, d. 19 May 1827
Birth*2 December 1762Mary Heaton was born on 2 December 1762 in Frederick County, Virginia.4,5,6,1
Marriage*She married first Zephaniah Luce, a native of New Jersey, son of Eleazer Luce and Elizabeth ______, probably in Berkeley County, Virginia.3
Name-SpellingsAnother spelling of the LUCE surname found in our research was LUSE.7
(Daughter) Relocation1785In the summer of 1772, Mary was living with her parents and siblings near Watkins Ferry in Berkeley County, Virginia. Their now extended family, with Mary and her husband Zephaniah and young daughter, and probably Zephaniah's brother Samuel and others, left Virginia in 1785, and moved west to Pennsylvania where two of the Heaton brothers, John and Henry, had already settled. They established their new home in that part of Washington County, Pennsylvania, which would become Greene County in 1796.2
(Wife) DeathMary became a widow when Zephaniah Luce died.3
Marriage*She married second Samuel Luce, son of Eleazer Luce and Elizabeth ______, a brother of her first husband, probably in Washington County, Pennsylvania.3
Research Notes*Mary's first and second husbands were brothers, so all of her eight children have the same surname, and not many of their birth dates have been identified. The dates of her marriages are not yet known, and neither is the date of her first husband's death. Tenmile Country listed all of the children as Samuel's, however the Heaton sources indicate some of her children were from her first marriage. We don't know for sure which husband fathered each child, and have simply "assigned" her children to either her first or second husband in what we believe to be a thoughtful, albeit uncertain, manner. We look forward to correcting our errors as we learn more information.3,8,6
Death*7 November 1838She died on 7 November 1838 in Greene County.6,9,10

Family 1

Zephaniah Luce
Children1.Susannah Luce3 b. 1784
2.Zephaniah Luce3 b. 14 Nov 1786

Family 2

Samuel Luce b. 1762
Children1.Delilah Luce3
2.James Luce3
3.Henry Luce3 b. 13 May 1794, d. 17 Aug 1873
4.John Luce3 b. 1798, d. 20 Oct 1857
5.Warren Luce3 b. 1800, d. 24 Oct 1859
6.Charlotte Luce3

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [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 242. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  4. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country, pages 282-284, noting the year of her date of birth as 2 December 1762.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 242, noting the year of her birth as 1762.
  6. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 287-288. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  7. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 299.
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 242-243.
  9. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country, pages 282-284, noting her date of death as January 1838.
  10. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 242, first noting her date of death as January 1839 and then, second, on the same page, noting her date of death as 7 November 1838.

Mary Heaton1

b. 27 May 1824, d. 17 May 1848
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Jacob Bowen Heaton1,2 b. 9 May 1786, d. 22 Oct 1839
Mother*Rachel Weaver1,2 b. 4 Sep 1787, d. Nov 1858
Birth*27 May 1824Mary Heaton was born on 27 May 1824.3,2,4
Marriage*27 May 1841She married William Secor on 27 May 1841.3,2,4
Death*17 May 1848She died on 17 May 1848 at age 23.3,2,4

Family

William Secor

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  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 microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 610. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  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 7, page 261. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  4. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 294. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Mary Heaton1

b. 13 January 1785, d. 25 April 1807
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*John Heaton2,3 b. 16 Dec 1760, d. 17 Jul 1820
Mother*Sarah Morgan2,3 b. 20 Feb 1763, d. 30 Mar 1835
Birth*13 January 1785Mary Heaton was born on 13 January 1785 in Washington County, Pennsylvania,3,2
Death*25 April 1807 and died on 25 April 1807 in Washington County at age 22.3,2

Citations

  1. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 286-287. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  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 7, page 249. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Mary Heaton1

b. 1618
Father*Edward Heaton1 b. 21 Jul 1587
Mother*Esther Grethead1
Birth*1618Mary Heaton was born in 1618 in Lincolnshire, England.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 1, pages 2-3. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Mary Heaton1,2

b. circa 1734, d. 29 January 1740/41
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*James Heaton1,2 b. 25 Mar 1690, d. 1755
Mother*Eliony Hawes1,2 b. c 1690
Birth*circa 1734Mary Heaton was born circa 17341,2
Death*29 January 1740/41 and died on 29 January 1740/41 in Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,2

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 3, page 30. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Rutland Deaths, Volume 1, page 230. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Mary Heaton1

b. 18 May 1755, d. 24 August 1755
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*William Heaton1 b. 1 Jul 1732, d. 15 Mar 1814
Mother*Irene King1 b. 23 Sep 1730, d. 13 Apr 1811
Birth*18 May 1755Mary Heaton was born on 18 May 1755 in Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshsire,1
Death*24 August 1755 and died on 24 August 1755.1

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

Mary Heaton1

b. 21 November 1756
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*William Heaton1 b. 1 Jul 1732, d. 15 Mar 1814
Mother*Irene King1 b. 23 Sep 1730, d. 13 Apr 1811
Birth*21 November 1756Mary Heaton was born on 21 November 1756 in Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshsire.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 3, page 67. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Mary Heaton1,2

b. 30 April 1756, d. 10 March 1836
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Jabesh Heaton1,2 b. 13 Mar 1714/15, d. 23 Nov 1798
Mother*Abigail Kent1,2
Birth*30 April 1756Mary Heaton was born on 30 April 1756 in Sussex County, New Jersey.1,2,3
Marriage*She married first Jabez Bell Jr.4,5
(Wife) Deathbefore 19 September 1780Mary became a widow when Jabez Bell Jr. died before 19 September 1780, the date of her second marriage.4
Marriage*19 September 1780She married second Samuel Case on 19 September 1780 in Pennsylvania.4
(Wife) Death7 April 1815Mary became a widow when Samuel Case died on 7 April 1815.5
Death*10 March 1836She died on 10 March 1836 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, at age 795,4
Burial* and was buried in Cox Cemetery, Clarksville, Greene County, Pennsylvania.5,3

Family 1

Jabez Bell Jr. d. b 19 Sep 1780

Family 2

Samuel Case b. 1757, d. 7 Apr 1815

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 285, noting her birth date as 30 April 1756. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [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, page 184, noting her date of birth as 03 April 1756. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Heaton) Case, Memorial# 46369913. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 6, page 184.
  5. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 285.

Mary Heaton1

b. circa 1720, d. before 10 December 1738
Father*John Heaton1 b. 1690, d. Sep 1762
Mother*Sarah Roberts1 d. 1731
Birth*circa 1720Mary Heaton was born circa 1720 in Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey,1
Death*before 10 December 1738 and probably died in Amwell, Hunterdon County, before 10 December 1738, when her half sister was named Mary Jr.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."

Mary Heaton1

Father*John Heaton1 b. 24 Jun 1724, d. 1788
Mother*Abigail Paxon1 b. 30 Aug 1726

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.

Mary Heaton1

b. 1839, d. 1916
Relationship7th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*King Cyrus Heaton1 b. 2 Aug 1798, d. 1859
Mother*Abigail Page1 b. 1805, d. 1 Oct 1862
Birth*1839Mary Heaton was born in 1839 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont.1,2
Relationship Note*Mary and Martha Heaton were twins.1,3
(Daughter) Census 18503 October 1850Mary and her twin appeared on the 1850 census taken on 3 October 1850 in the household of their parents in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. The girls were 10 years old and had attended school within the year.1
(Daughter) Census 186016 June 1860Mary and her twin sister appeared on the 1860 census taken on 16 June 1860 in the household of their mother, with her brother Charles C. Heaton enumerated as Head of Household, in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. The girls were 20 years of age and had attended school within the year.3
Death*1916She died in 19162
Burial* and was buried with her parents in the Heaton Family Plot in East Thetford Cemetery, East Thetford.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of King C. Heaton, Thetford, Orange, Vermont; Roll: M432_926; Page: 30B; Image: 67. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, King Cyrus Heaton, Memorial# 79915137. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Charles C. Heaton, Thetford, Orange, Vermont; Roll: M653_1323; Page: 454; Image: 466; Family History Library Film: 805323. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Mary Ann Heaton1

b. 28 January 1834, d. 30 April 1888
Relationship8th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Daniel Heaton1 b. 15 Jan 1794, d. 2 Jul 1856 or 21 Aug 1856
Birth*28 January 1834Mary Ann Heaton was born on 28 January 1834 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married W. H. Randolph.1
Death*30 April 1888She died on 30 April 1888 at age 54.1

Family

W. H. Randolph
Child1.Laura Randolph1 b. 6 Oct 1856, d. 13 Aug 1942

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 155-156. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Mary Elizabeth Heaton1

b. 1836
Relationship8th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Daniel Heaton1 b. 15 Jan 1794, d. 2 Jul 1856 or 21 Aug 1856
Mother*Elizabeth Woods1 b. 1792, d. 26 Jan 1877
Birth*1836Mary Elizabeth Heaton was born in 1836 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married Morgan Hedge.1

Family

Morgan Hedge
Child1.Daniel Hedge1 b. 1856, d. 22 Jan 1859

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 155-156. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Mary J. Heaton1,2

b. October 1869
Relationship8th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*James Heaton1 b. 5 Feb 1838, d. 27 Jun 1876
Mother*Margaretta Williams1 b. 1839, d. 11 Dec 1874
Birth*October 1869Mary J. Heaton was born in October 1869, probably in Alliance, Stark County, Ohio.3
(Daughter) Census 18707 June 1870Mary appeared on the 1870 census taken on 7 June 1870 in the household of her parents in Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. She was 8 months old.3

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [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 261. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of J.G. Heaton, Alliance, Stark, Ohio; Roll: M593_1268; Page: 301A; Image: 607; Family History Library Film: 552767. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Mary Heaton Jr.1

b. 10 December 1738, d. 28 May 1793
Father*John Heaton1 b. 1690, d. Sep 1762
Mother*Mary Bennings1 b. Feb 1710, d. 10 Apr 1759
Birth*10 December 1738Mary Heaton Jr. was born on 10 December 1738 in Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.1
Marriage*She married John Smith probably in New Jersey.2
Relocation*1764Mary and John Smith moved in 1764 to Loudoun County, Virginia.2
Death*28 May 1793She died on 28 May 1793, probably in Loudoun County at age 54 years, 5 months, and 18 days.2

Family

John Smith

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."
  2. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…

Mary Lou Heaton1,2,3,4

b. 22 December 1909, d. 7 August 2001
Mary Lou (Heaton) Skinner Ross
Relationships9th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
2nd great-granddaughter of John Bolton
6th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*Roy Henry Heaton2,3 b. 26 Jun 1876, d. 5 Mar 1956
Mother*Hazel Conger2 b. 19 Sep 1877, d. 13 Jun 1929
Birth*22 December 1909Mary Louise Heaton was born on 22 December 1909 in Dalhart, Dallam County, Texas.1,2,5
Name VariationAlthough she was known most often as Mary Lou, her name at birth was Mary Louise.2
(Daughter) Census 191015 April 1910Mary appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in the household of her parents in Dalhart, Dallam County, Texas. She was 4 months old.6
(Daughter) Relocation1917Mary Lou Heaton moved with her parents in 1917 to Powder River County, Montana.4
(Daughter) Residence1919In the summer of 1919, a fire destroyed the Heaton's house on their homestead ranch in Powder River County, and Mary Lou was sent to live for a few months with her aunt and uncle, A. D. and Elizabeth (Conger) Heaton, in Dickinson, North Dakota. Mary Lou described her Aunt Elizabeth as one of her favorite aunts. In 1981 she wrote, "There is something nurturing, still, in the memory of that warm and loving person who was my Aunt Elizabeth."4
Occupation*between 1928 and 1934From 1928 until 1930, Mary Lou taught the Blacktail School on the Little Powder River in Powder River County, Montana, and then the Bowers Creek School the winter of 1933-1934.4
Education*1935She graduated in 1935 from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and then went on for a dietetic internship which took her to Westchester County Hospital in New York.4
Employment*Later she was associated with the Tuberculosis and Health Association in New York City.4
Marriage*9 January 1944She married Howard Edward Skinner, son of Howard P. Skinner and Ethel L. Underwood, on 9 January 1944.2,4
Relocation*1944Mary Lou and Howard moved to California in 1944.4
Education1947Mary Lou received an MPH in health education in 1947 at the University of California, Berkeley, California.4
Divorce*11 October 1948Mary Lou and Howard Edward Skinner were divorced on 11 October 1948. Mary Lou kept her married name after her divorce, and was known professionally as Mary Lou Skinner.1,2,4
Employment1949She joined the United States Public Health Service in 1949.4
Married NameFollowing her second marriage, she most often used, both professionally and with friends, her full married name of Mary Lou Skinner Ross; among her family, however, her maiden name was usually included and she was known as Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross.7,1
Marriage*28 February 1973She married Charles Philip Ross on 28 February 1973.1,2
(Wife) Death17 April 1978Mary Lou became a widow when Charles Philip Ross died on 17 April 1978.1,2
Vocation* Throughout much of her adult life, Mary Lou wrote and distributed to family and friends a series of writings she called her "Thoughts While Ironing". In 1981 she published some of her thoughts and memories in a booklet she also gave the "Thoughts While Ironing" title.4,7
Death*7 August 2001She died on 7 August 2001 in Washington at age 91.5

Family 1

Howard Edward Skinner b. 29 Nov 1915, d. 10 Jul 1999
Child1.Son Skinner8 b. b 31 Dec 1944

Family 2

Charles Philip Ross b. 16 Sep 1901, d. 17 Apr 1978

Citations

  1. [S247] Heaton Family Bible Record for the family of Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, The Complete Domestic Bible, Old and New Testaments (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hubbard Brothers, 1873); LHB, Santa Barbara, California. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Family Bible Record for the family of MLHSR.
  2. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  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 7, page 262. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  4. [S240] Mary Lou Skinner Ross, Thoughts While Ironing. Warning: The publication contains no chapters or page numbers. (Atlanta, Georgia: Ross, Mary Lou Skinner, 1981). Hereinafter cited as Thoughts While Ironing.
  5. [S167] Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, Memorial Service Program, East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, Washington, 11 Aug 2001. Hereinafter cited as Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross Memorial Service Program.
  6. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of R. H. Heaton, 4-Wd Delhart, Dallam County, Texas; series: T624; roll: 1541; page 97; Enumeration District: 70. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1] Personal Knowledge of LHB, (Santa Barbara, California).
  8. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."

Maud L. Heaton1

b. 25 March 1883
Relationship10th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Samuel H. Heaton1 b. 24 Mar 1845, d. 4 Nov 1914
Mother*Catherine Webster1 b. 1850
Birth*25 March 1883Maud L. Heaton was born on 25 March 1883 in Lucas County, Iowa.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 5, page 157. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Miriam M. Heaton1

b. 1828, d. 1901
Relationship7th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*King Cyrus Heaton1 b. 2 Aug 1798, d. 1859
Mother*Abigail Page1 b. 1805, d. 1 Oct 1862
Birth*1828Miriam M. Heaton was born in 1828 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont.1,2
(Daughter) Census 18503 October 1850Miriam appeared on the 1850 census taken on 3 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. She was 21 years of age.1
Marriage*She married Solon Ladd.2
(Wife) Death1873Miriam became a widow when Solon Ladd died in 1873.3
Death*1901She died in 19012
Burial* and was buried with her husband and parents in the Heaton Family Plot in East Thetford Cemetery, East Thetford.2

Family

Solon Ladd b. 1824, d. 1873

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of King C. Heaton, Thetford, Orange, Vermont; Roll: M432_926; Page: 30B; Image: 67. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, King Cyrus Heaton, Memorial# 79915137. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1407] King Cyrus Heaton and Family, gravestone photo, used with appreciation, and permission from Sarah Heaton Concannon, email: e-mail address.

Morgan Heaton1

b. 17 November 1786, d. 1826
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*John Heaton1,2 b. 16 Dec 1760, d. 17 Jul 1820
Mother*Sarah Morgan1,2 b. 20 Feb 1763, d. 30 Mar 1835
Birth*17 November 1786Morgan Heaton was born on 17 November 1786 at Jefferson, Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Weaver, daughter of Isaac Weaver and Abigail Price.3,4
Death*1826He died about 1826 one mile north of Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana.1,5,2

Family

Elizabeth Weaver b. 18 Sep 1785, d. 13 Jan 1870

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 249. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 286-287. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  3. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 300-301.
  4. [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 microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 357-359. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  5. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 609.

Moses Heaton1,2

b. 2 December 1747
Relationship5th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*James Heaton2 b. 9 Nov 1719, d. 14 Aug 1753
Mother*Abigail Rice2 b. 20 Feb 1722/23
Birth*2 December 1747Moses Heaton was born on 2 December 1747 in Swanzey, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. His birth record stated he was his parents second child3,4,5
Baptism1749 and was baptized by 1749 in Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Rutland Births, Volume 1, page 50. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 3, page 35. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  3. [S1276] New Hampshire: Births to 1901, Deaths and Marriages to 1937, online at www.americanancestors.org, Births H to 1901, page 16975, recording his date of birth as "December 2, 1747". Hereinafter cited as New Hampshire: Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  4. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 3, page 35, noting his birth date as "02-12-1747."
  5. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 3, page 35, this second entry on the same page noting his birth date as "12-2-1747."
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Rutland Births, Volume 1, page 50, recording the date of his baptism as "between 1742-1749."

Moses Heaton1

b. 2 February 1744, d. 1777
Father*John Heaton1 b. 1690, d. Sep 1762
Mother*Mary Bennings1 b. Feb 1710, d. 10 Apr 1759
Birth*2 February 1744Moses Heaton was born on 2 February 1744 in Hardwick, Sussex County, New Jersey.1
Relocation*circa 1766He moved circa 1766 to Loudoun County, Virginia.2
Employment*25 June 1772 On 25 June 1772, brothers Moses and John 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 law3,4,5
Death*1777 and died in 1777 in Loudoun County. He was about 33 years of age and died leaving a widow and two children, a son John, and a daughter.2

Family

Children1.John Heaton2
2._______ Heaton2

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."
  2. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…
  3. [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.
  4. [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."
  5. [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.

Nancy Heaton1

b. 11 June 1775, d. 16 June 1828
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Isaac Heaton1 b. 20 Jun 1731, d. 2 Apr 1814
Mother*Hannah Bowen1,2,3 b. 3 May 1742, d. 19 May 1827
Birth*11 June 1775Nancy Heaton was born on 11 June 1775 in Berkeley County, Virginia.2,4
(Daughter) Relocation1785When she was about 10 years of age, Nancy moved west with her parents and siblings to Pennsylvania where two of the Heaton brothers, John and Henry, had already settled, establishing their new home in that part of Washington County, Pennsylvania, which would become Greene County in 1796.3
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, her 1st cousin Rees Hill, son of Robert Hill and Priscilla Bowen.5,6,2
Relocation*1820After leaving the Pennsylvania Legislature, about 1820, Nancy's husband Rees went to Frederick County, Virginia, where, over a period of years, he attempted to collect together the estate of their grandfather, Henry Bowen, and also the estates of two of their uncles, Ensign Rees Bowen and Sergeant Henry Bowen, who had died in the Revolutionary War. It is not known to us yet whether or not his wife Nancy and any of their children went with him to Virginia, or if he travelled the distance of about 165 miles alone. Did he commute between the two locations, or did he actually reside there?7
EstateFor a time, her husband's efforts were successful as he worked on the three estates of their relatives in Frederick County, Virginia. Eventually, though, he over-extended himself and got into financial straits. Nancy died during this time, and the litigation on the estates was still in the courts when Rees died more than twenty years later.7
Death*16 June 1828She died on 16 June 1828 in Greene County, Pennsylvania, at age 53.8,9

Family

Rees Hill b. 15 Apr 1776, d. 24 Nov 1852
Children1.Bowen Hill2,5,10
2.Elizabeth Hill5,2,10 d. 6 Jul 1824
3.Daniel Hill11,2,10 b. 5 Feb 1803, d. 5 Aug 1882
4.Isaac Hill11,2,10 b. 5 Feb 1805, d. 25 Oct 1877
5.Hannah Hill11,2,10
6.Priscilla Hill11,10,2
7.Mary Hill11,10,2 b. 23 Feb 1810, d. 3 Jan 1895
8.Heaton Hill11,2,10
9.Amy Hill11,2,10
10.Rees Hill11,2,10
11.Naomi Hill11,2,10

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [S42] Rachel (Heaton) Colver and Howard L. Leckey, Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, pages 282-284. Note: Rachel was 3 months short of being 81 years old when she wrote this letter on 25 January 1861 from her "best recollection." Howard Leckey, the author of Tenmile County, in doing his own research, found Rachel's information to be "fairly correct" and reportedly adjusted any discrepancies he found. (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993). Hereinafter cited as Rachel Heaton's Letter : The Tenmile Country.
  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 7, page 242. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 243-244.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 243.
  6. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 301. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  7. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 290-291.
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 242-243, noting her death as June 1829 on the first page and as 16 June 1828 on the second page.
  9. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 291, noting she died while her husband was spending time in Frederick County, Virginia working to settle the estates of three members of the Bowen family.
  10. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 291.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 244.

Nancy Heaton1

b. 6 July 1812, d. 7 November 1865
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Rees Heaton1 b. 7 Feb 1783, d. 7 Jun 1878
Mother*Sarah Weaver1 b. 29 Dec 1792, d. 10 Dec 1876
Birth*6 July 1812Nancy Heaton was born on 6 July 1812 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*6 March 1837She married Hezekiah Epperson on 6 March 1837.1,2
Death*7 November 1865She died on 7 November 1865 at age 53.1

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 microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 611. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 1119.

Nancy A. Heaton1

b. 1834
Relationship7th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*King Cyrus Heaton2 b. 2 Aug 1798, d. 1859
Mother*Abigail Page2 b. 1805, d. 1 Oct 1862
Birth*1834Nancy A. Heaton was born about 1834 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont.2,3
Name VariationShe was called Nany.2
(Daughter) Census 18503 October 1850Nany appeared on the 1850 census taken on 3 October 1850 in the household of her parents in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. She was 16 years old and had attended school within the year.2
(Daughter) Census 186016 June 1860Nancy appeared on the 1860 census taken on 16 June 1860 in the household of her mother, with her brother Charles C. Heaton enumerated as Head of Household, in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont. She was 26 years of age and had attended school within the year.1

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Charles C. Heaton, Thetford, Orange, Vermont; Roll: M653_1323; Page: 454; Image: 466; Family History Library Film: 805323. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of King C. Heaton, Thetford, Orange, Vermont; Roll: M432_926; Page: 30B; Image: 67. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, King Cyrus Heaton, Memorial# 79915137. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Nancy W. Heaton1,2

b. 22 May 1822, d. 20 April 1856
Relationship6th great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Jacob Bowen Heaton1,3 b. 9 May 1786, d. 22 Oct 1839
Mother*Rachel Weaver1,3 b. 4 Sep 1787, d. Nov 1858
Birth*22 May 1822Nancy W. Heaton was born on 22 May 18222,3,4
Death*20 April 1856 and died on 20 April 1856 in Deerfield, Portage County, Ohio, at age 33.2,3,4

Citations

  1. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  2. [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 261. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [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 microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , page 610. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  4. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 294. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Nathaniel Heaton1,2,3

b. 31 August 1639, d. before 7 April 1714
Relationship2nd great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Nathaniel Heaton4,1 b. 22 Dec 1602
Mother*Elizabeth Wight4,1 b. 2 Nov 1606
Birth*31 August 1639Nathaniel Heaton was born on 31 August 1639 in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony,5,6,3
Baptism1 September 1639 and was baptized the next day on 1 September 1639 at First Church, Boston.5,7
Education*Nathaniel grew up in Boston and likely received some formal education.2
Relocation*1670 By 1670, he had moved to the village of Dedham, Suffolk County.2
Land Grant* In Dedham he was a freeman and was given a parcel of land, probably about 10 acres.2
Biographical Info* He was continuously a member of town councils and committees in both Dedham and Wrentham, and also became involved in local politics. He was the cosigner of many letters to the Governor General of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England) about local issues, and in the 1670s a group of residents, including Nathaniel, petitioned the King to divide Dedham into two villages, the second being Wrentham. On the copy of the signatures included in the Heaton Families, Nathaniel's signature appears prominently, its location fourth from the last.8
Occupation*Nathaniel was a farmer and husbandman his entire life.2
Marriage*He married Mary ______ in Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,9,3
Research NotesSeveral researchers have published reports indicating that Nathaniel's wife Mary's surname may have been "Minor". Some sources have gone so far as to identify her as Marie (Mary) Minor, daughter of Thomas Minor and Grace Palmer, born on 5 May 1651 in New London, Connecticut.

Although we would love to know her actual identity, we know she was not that Mary. Marie (Mary) Minor, daughter of Thomas and Grace Minor, died on 24 Jan 1659/60 at only eight years of age.

Heaton Families: 350 Years in America" speculated, without offering any source information, that Mary may have been related to John Maynard, also spelled "Minor", her husband's mother's third husband. Again, although Mary was probably the right age to have been one of John Maynard's missing daughters, without documentation, we don't know.10,11,12,2
Probate*30 January 1682The estate of Nathaniel's mother, Elizabeth Maynard, late of Boston, widow, deceased was opened for probate on 30 January 1682 in Boston, Suffolk County, and son Nathaniel Heaton and Cornelius Fisher, his deceased sister Leah's husband, both of Wrentham and identified as two of the deceased's sons, were given full power to administer her estate. They gave bond, and the next day submitted an inventory taken by John Marion Sr. and Robert Butcher that included both real and personal property valued at £110:04:03 in total.13
Will*27 December 1683When Nathaniel, as Executor, exhibited the will of his mother Elizabeth Maynard to the court on 27 December 1683, Mr. Edward Rawson and John Marion Sr. made oath that they were present when Elizabeth "Minor" signed her will, that it was written by Rawson and that she was of disposing mind.14
Relationship NoteMary may have been the daughter of Nathaniel Heaton and Mary ______. The Heaton Families identifies Mary as the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Heaton, however neither the "English Ancestry of Nathaniel and James Heaton" article nor Roy Heaton's Family Pedigree Chart mentions a daughter named Mary. Both refer to only 6 children for the couple, not 7.2,15,3
Death*before 7 April 1714Nathaniel died before 7 April 1714 when administration was granted on his estate in Suffolk County. In 1714, he would have been age 74.2,5

Family

Mary ______
Children1.Nathaniel Heaton+2,16 b. 9 May 1675, d. 7 Mar 1756
2.Elizabeth Heaton2 b. 10 Sep 1679
3.Samuel Heaton+2 b. 28 Jan 1681/82, d. c 1756
4.Mary Heaton2 b. 1683
5.Sarah Heaton2 b. 14 Jun 1687
6.James Heaton+12,2 b. 25 Mar 1690, d. 1755
7.Abigail Heaton2,17 b. 3 May 1695

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 451. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  3. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  4. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, pages 2-3.
  5. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 451.
  6. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, page 5, reporting his date of birth as 1 July 1639 which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July, and was actually the date of Nathaniel's baptism and not his birth.
  7. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 136, the date written as the "1st of the 7th" month 1639 which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was September, not July. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  8. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, pages 5-6.
  9. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 363. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  10. [S472] Thomas and Manasseh Minor, The Minor Diaries, Stonington, Connecticut: Thomas 1653 to 1684 and Manasseh 1696 to 1720 (reprinted in 2001 by Edward Brothers Inc., Lillington, North Carolina: The Thomas Minor Society, 1993), page 43, January 1660, "thrusday .24. marie died aboute six o'clocke". Hereinafter cited as The Minor Diaries.
  11. [S473] John Augustus Miner, Thomas Minor Descendants, 1608-1981 (Trevett, Maine: compiler and publisher John Augustus Miner, 1981), page 17. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Minor Descendants, 1608-1981.
  12. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  13. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 450.
  14. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 450.
  15. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 451, no daughter Mary is included in the list of their children.
  16. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page14, the date written as "9 of the 3 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  17. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 122, her name transcribed as "Abigeal Heeten."

Nathaniel Heaton1

b. 1676, d. 5 January 1732/33
Relationship3rd great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Jabez Heaton1 b. 20 Jul 1632, d. bt 1676 - 1682
Mother*Experience Meade1
Birth*1676Nathaniel Heaton was born in 1676 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Marriage*15 April 1697He married Susanna Simpson, daughter of John Simpson and Abigail Smith, on 15 April 1697 in Boston, Suffolk County.2,3
Residence* Most of the time Susanna and Nathaniel Heaton lived in Boston.2,4
Religion*September 1703 They must have lived in Charlestown, Middlesex County for a time also, because Nathaniel was admitted to the First Church, Charlestown, in September 1703 and his wife Susanna was admitted there on 15 April 1705.3,2,4
Occupation*Nathaniel was a tailor in Boston.2,4
Death*5 January 1732/33He died on 5 January 1732/33 in Boston at age 605,3,6
Burial* and was buried in the Granary Burial Ground, Boston. His wife Susanna died in 1745 and was buried next to him in the Granary, next to the old State House. His grave is reported to be 10 feet from John Hancock's and near Paul Revere and other Boston patriots.4,2,7,3

Family

Susanna Simpson b. 12 Dec 1675, d. 26 Aug 1745
Child1.Susannah Heaton+2,8 b. 7 Oct 1698

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, page 4. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, pages 4-5.
  3. [S933] Thomas Bellows Wyman, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, in the County of Middlesex and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1629-1818, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp and Son, 1879), Heaton, page 491. Hereinafter cited as Charlestown Genealogies and Estates, 1629-1818.
  4. [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 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  5. [S946] Boston, MA: Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, Granary Burial Ground, page 602, noting aged 60 years, died 5 January 1732. Hereinafter cited as Old Cemeteries of Boston.
  6. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, pages 4-5, noting year as 1722.
  7. [S946] Old Cemeteries of Boston, online at www.americanancestors.org, Granary Burial Ground, G903, page 602, noting aged 60 years, died 5 January 1732.
  8. [S1215] Boston, MA: Inhabitants and Estates of the Town of Boston, 1630-1822 (Thwing Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, Reference Code 29840, page 10421. Hereinafter cited as Boston Inhabitants and Estates (Thwing).

Nathaniel Heaton1

b. 9 May 1675, d. 7 March 1756
Relationship3rd great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Nathaniel Heaton1,2 b. 31 Aug 1639, d. b 7 Apr 1714
Mother*Mary ______1,2
Birth*9 May 1675Nathaniel Heaton was born on 9 May 1675 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
Education*His future activities indicate he had a better than average education.4
Marriage*17 December 1706He married first Mariah Morse of Medfield, daughter of Joseph Morse and Priscilla Colburn, on 17 December 1706 in Wrentham.4,5,6
Provincial Militia*Brothers Nathaniel and James Heaton were both listed with their ranks and residences on the Provincial Muster Roll of Captain Eleazar Wheelock and Company from Oct 11 to Oct 31, 1723. James was listed as a Century from Rutland and Nathaniel as a Corporal from Wrentham.7,8,9
Occupation*Nathaniel was a large scale farmer for those early days of America.4,10
Biographical Info*During his lifetime, he was a Wrentham town official on a number of occasions, holding many different offices.4
Marriage*27 October 1730He married second, as her second husband, Abigail Morse of Sherborn, daughter of Joseph Gleason and Martha Russell, on 27 October 1730 in Boston. They were married by Samuel Sewell, Esq., Justice of the Peace.11,12,13
Relationship Note*Nathaniel's first wife was a second cousin of Abigail's first husband.13
Death*7 March 1756He died at Wrentham on 7 March 1756 at age 80.4,14

Family 1

Mariah Morse b. 23 Sep 1677
Children1.Hannah Heaton4,15 b. 28 Sep 1707, d. c 1760
2.Nathaniel Heaton4,16 b. 1709, d. 10 Oct 1785
3.Seth Heaton4,17 b. 3 Feb 1710/11, d. 3 Jun 1797
4.Isaac Heaton4,17 b. 9 Sep 1712, d. 4 Dec 1793
5.Mariah Heaton4,15 b. 12 Nov 1714
6.William Heaton4,18 b. 1 Jun 1717, d. 14 Jan 1779
7.Abigail Heaton4,19 b. 19 May 1719
8.Sarah Heaton4,20 b. 3 Aug 1721, d. 3 Sep 1776

Family 2

Abigail Gleason b. 27 Jul 1680

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page14, the date written as "9 of the 3 mo" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 2, page 12, noting his place of birth as Wrentham, which may be accurate, even though his birth was recorded in Dedham. At the time of his birth the town of Dedham was in the process of splitting that part of the village where Nathaniel lived into what would become the town of Wrentham.
  4. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 2, page 12.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Marriages, Volume 2, page 320, their names transcribed as Nathaniel "Heeten" and "Meriah Mors" of Medfield.
  6. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss : being a revision of the "Memorial of the Morses" published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Samuel Morse (1587-1654) immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1635. Anthony Morse (1618-1686) and his brother, William Morse (1614-1683), immigrated to Newbury, Massachusetts. Joseph Morse (d.1646) immigrated to Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Moss (1603 or 4-1707) immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut. All emigrated from England. Includes indexes. (Cloverdale, Oregon: Morse Society, 1982), Samuel Morse, Third Generation, pages 12-25. Hereinafter cited as Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss.
  7. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 3, page 30, notes James' service and no mention was included for Nathaniel in his entry in Chapter 2, page 12.
  8. [S478] Presented to the NEHGS by Miss Emma B. Pomerot of East Boston Massachusetts, A Provincial Muster Roll - NEHGR, from the original and endorsed "Muster Roll of Captain Eleazar Wheelock and Company from Oct 11th to Oct 31st 1723", New England Historical & Genealogical Register Volume 62 (October 1908): page 381, listing both Nathaniel and James Heaton. Hereinafter cited as "Muster Roll of Captain Eleazar Wheelock and Company from Oct 11th to Oct 31st 1723."
  9. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Three, pages 15-27, noting James' service. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  10. [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 2, page 12. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  11. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, Volume 1, page 155. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  12. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Marriages, Volume 2, page 320.
  13. [S504] Compiled by J. Howard Morse and Emily W. Leavitt, Morse Genealogy : comprising the descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William and Joseph Morse and John Moss, Samuel Morse, Fourth Generation, page 32-33.
  14. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Deaths, Volume 2, page 464.
  15. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 122, her surname transcribed as "Heeten."
  16. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 121, the date of his birth transcribed as "24 ____ 1709."
  17. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 122, his surname transcribed as "Heeten."
  18. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 123, his surname transcribed as "Heten."
  19. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 121.
  20. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 122.

Nathaniel Heaton1

b. 1709, d. 10 October 1785
Relationship4th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Nathaniel Heaton2,3 b. 9 May 1675, d. 7 Mar 1756
Mother*Mariah Morse1,3 b. 23 Sep 1677
Birth*1709Nathaniel Heaton was born in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), in 1709, the Wrentham record of his birth transcribed as "24 _____ 1709.1,3
Marriage*15 November 1737He married his stepsister Abigail Morse, daughter of Noah Morse and Abigail Gleason, on 15 November 1737 in Wrentham, Suffolk County.4,5
Occupation*Nathaniel was a lifelong farmer and gentleman in the Wrentham area.1
Death*10 October 1785He died on 10 October 1785 in Wrentham in his 77th year.1,6

Family

Abigail Morse b. 5 Jan 1718/19, d. 15 Mar 1805

Citations

  1. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 2, pages 12-13. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  2. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 2, page 12.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 121, the date of his birth transcribed as "24 ____ 1709". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 2, pages 12-13, although reporting the date of their marriage as 27 October 1730 and confusing their marriage with that of his father Nathaniel's second marriage to Abigail (Gleason) Morse, Abigail's mother.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Marriages, Volume 2, page 320.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Deaths, Volume 2, page 464.

Nathaniel Heaton1

b. 22 December 1602
Signature of Nathaniel Heaton Sr.
15 September 1640
RelationshipGreat-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton, including our Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*William Heaton1 b. 31 Jul 1567
Mother*Elizabeth Sedgwick1 b. 24 Feb 1569
Baptism*22 December 1602Nathaniel Heaton was baptized on 22 December 1602 in Habrough, Lincolnshire, England.1
Research Notes*Earlier research confused Nathaniel Heaton of the parish of Alford in Lincolnshire, England, and Nathaniel Heaton of Great Coates, also in Lincolnshire. Although it was eventually proved that the two Nathaniels were not the same person, the search led to the discovery of a common origin for our New England Heaton immigrants in Habrough, Lincolnshire.2
Marriage*21 April 1630He married, as her first husband, Elizabeth Wight, daughter of Robert Wight and Elizabeth Fulshaw, on 21 April 1630 in St. Wilfrid's Church, Alford, Lincolnshire, England. Heaton Families II reported that St. Wilfrid's Church in Alford was built in 1350 and was restored in 1867, and that according to Bruce Heaton who visited the site, Alford is a market town and was founded in 1283. Nathaniel and Elizabeth may have lived there after their marriage since their children were baptized there. 1630 was a notable year in that a major plague hit the town killing many of his residents.3,4,5,6
Relocation*after April 1634Elizabeth and Nathaniel Heaton moved shortly after April 1634 to London. They stayed there only briefly, probably in preparation for their emigration to New England.4
Immigration*18 September 1634Elizabeth and Nathaniel Heaton immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), with their four children, sons Samuel and Jabez and daughters Leah and Mary in 1634. The family sailed aboard the ship Griffin, leaving England on 01 August 1634 and arriving in Boston on 18 September 1634 with about one hundred passengers and livestock.7,8,5
Religion*2 November 1634 On 2 November 1634, Elizabeth and Nathaniel Heaton, who was identified as a mercer, were admitted as members of the First Church of Boston. He held a number of lay offices in the church.9,5
Freeman*25 May 1636Having fulfilled his indentureship, Nathaniel was admitted a Freeman of the Massachusetts Bay Colony on 25 May 1636. This meant that he was legally recognized as a white male over 21 years of age holding full rights of citizenship, being free to engage in a trade or business, own land, and to vote.5,10
Occupation*He soon became a shopkeeper in Boston.5
Land Grant*8 January 1637/38 On 8 January 1637/38, when the town of Boston honored an act approved in December 1635 granting the "then inhabitants" a houseplot, Nathaniel Heaton was granted twenty acres of land along Muddy Creek. His plot was eighty rods long, bounded by James Johnson and Edmund Jackson.10,5
Residence*Nathaniel built a house with a garden in Boston on the east side of Washington Street, between Milk Street and Bedford Street. He later acquired land up the hill toward Vernon Street. The family's neighbor James Johnson proved to be a lifelong friend to Nathaniel's wife, Elizabeth, through three widowhoods.5
Coroner Inquest*15 September 1640Nathaniel Heaton signed his name on 15 September 1640 as one of the twelve men who had examined the dead body of William Richards, and determined that Richards had hanged himself in Thomas Buttolph's outhouse.10
Land Records*14 June 1648Nathaniel was still living and described as a neighbor when John Lake of Boston, tailor, sold to Thomas Wilborne, saddler. The deed, dated 14 June 1648, described Nathaniel Eaton as the bounder on the north and was not recorded until 20 February 1685.1
Death*He died in Boston sometime before his widow married again by August 1650.5,11

Family

Elizabeth Wight b. 2 Nov 1606
Children1.Samuel Heaton5 b. 8 May 1631, d. b 1660
2.Jabez Heaton+5 b. 20 Jul 1632, d. bt 1676 - 1682
3.Mary Heaton5 b. b 1634
4.Leah Heaton+12,5,13 b. 13 Apr 1634, d. 12 Jan 1663/64
5.Eleazer Heaton5 b. 22 Sep 1636, d. 28 May 1698
6.Nathaniel Heaton+5,12 b. 31 Aug 1639, d. b 7 Apr 1714
7.Elizabeth Heaton14,5 b. 8 Oct 1643, d. b 10 Apr 1710

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 446. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 430.
  3. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 446-447.
  4. [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 1, pages 3-4. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  5. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America. Contains index. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in this work 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. (111 Water Street, Baltimore, MD 21202: Gateway Press, Inc., 1982), Chapter 1, pages 2-3. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  6. [S44] Roy Henry Heaton, (Miles City, Montana). "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - Eleven Generations", prepared by hand in 1941. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, some of the information and the dates, particularly, in this pedigree chart often prove to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented was a good place for us to start, and has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton Family Pedigree Chart - 1941."
  7. [S1366] The Griffin: Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, online at http://www.immigrantships.net/v2/1600v2/…. Hereinafter cited as The Griffin: Immigrant Ships.
  8. [S1367] The Griffin: courtesy of Anne Stevens of packrat-pro.com, online at http://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/griffin.htm. Hereinafter cited as The Griffin: courtesy of Anne Stevens.
  9. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 447.
  10. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 448.
  11. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 449.
  12. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 451.
  13. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy : record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898), pages 21-22. Hereinafter cited as The Fisher Genealogy.
  14. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 450-451.