James Heaton1

b. 8 June 1777
Relationship5th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the 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*8 June 1777James Heaton was born on 8 June 1777 in Thetford, Orange County, Vermont.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.

James Heaton1

b. 25 February 1674/75, d. 1709
RelationshipSon of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Robert Heaton1 b. 25 Mar 1642, d. b 16 Jul 1717
Mother*Alice Ricroft1
Birth*25 February 1674/75James Heaton was born on 25 February 1674/75 in Yorkshire, England.1
(Son) Immigration22 October 1682James immigrated to America with his parents and siblings, sailing from Liverpool, England on the ship Lamb. They arrived in Pennsylvania on 22 October 1682 and settled in Bucks County.2,3
(Father) Birth1690 In 1690, when James was 15 years old, his girlfriend Mary Scaife, age 12, gave birth to his illegitimate child, John Heaton. James and Mary never married and the child was raised by his grandfather Jonathan Scaife.4,5
Court Action*1695Both James Heaton and Mary Scaife were convicted of bastardy in 1695 in the Court of Common Pleas for Bucks County, Pennsylvania. They were both fined, however Mary's fine was later forgiven by the Governor of Pennsylvania. The Middletown Monthly Meeting also condemned James for having a child out of wedlock, a charge he denied even after the court found him guilty.6,7
Marriage*7 July 1696He married Ann Griffith, daughter of John Griffith, on 7 July 1696.1
Relocation*After their marriage, Ann and James Heaton moved to New Jersey where James operated a mill and ferry in Hopewell Township, Burlington County.1
Death*1709He died in 1709.1

Family 1

Mary Scaife b. 10 Aug 1678, d. b 26 Dec 1737
Child1.John Heaton+1 b. 1690, d. Sep 1762

Family 2

Ann Griffith

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015.
  2. [S1611] U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, online at www.ancestry.com, reporting that the family of immigrants included primary immigrant Robert Heaton, his wife Alice, and children Ephraim, Agnes, Grace, James and Robert Jr. Hereinafter cited as Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (U.S. and Canada).
  3. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing Horle's Lawmaking and Legislators in Pennsylvania, 1:421 and reporting that Robert Jr. had not immigrated with his parents and siblings.
  4. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing Records of the Court of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1684-1700 (Meadville, Pa., 1943), 285-92.
  5. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing 1998 reprint of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas, under the title of Records of the Courts of Common Pleas of Bucks Co., Pa., 1684-1700, 284-85, 288-89.
  6. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing Records of the Court of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1684-1700 (Meadville, Pa., 1943), 285-92.

  7. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing the Middletown Monthly Meeting minutes.

James Heaton1

Relationship2nd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton1 b. 24 Jun 1724, d. 1788
Mother*Abigail Paxon1 b. 30 Aug 1726

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.

James Heaton1

b. 11 September 1816, d. 12 September 1816
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*James Heaton2 b. 2 Feb 1771, d. 6 Dec 1857
Mother*Margaret Williams2 b. 24 May 1771, d. 15 Feb 1823
Birth*11 September 1816James Heaton was born on 11 September 1816 in Trumbull County, Ohio,1
Death*12 September 1816 and died the following day on 12 September 1816.1

Citations

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

James Heaton1

b. 15 January 1779, d. 3 March 1841
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*David Heaton1 b. 15 Dec 1742, d. 11 Sep 1839
Mother*Phoebe Johnson1 d. 1779
Birth*15 January 1779James Heaton was born in 15 January 1779 in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Virginia,2
Death*3 March 1841 and died on 3 March 1841 at age 62.1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 123-124. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 123-124, noting his state of birth as West Virginia, however in 1779 it was still Virginia, West Virginia being formed after the Civil War.

James Heaton1

b. 2 September 1804, d. 16 October 1887
Relationship7th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*John Heaton1 b. 18 Jan 1779, d. 22 Nov 1861
Mother*Margaret Buckles1 b. 1780
Birth*2 September 1804James Heaton was born on 2 September 1804 in Greene County, Ohio.2,3
Marriage*25 May 1826He married Nancy Henry, daughter of William Henry, on 25 May 1826 in Clark County, Ohio.4
Occupation*James learned the gunsmith trade, and later became a successful land trader and stock breeder. He owned 3,000 acres and many thousand head of cattle. He sold his holdings and lived for a time in Edgar County, Illinois.4,5
Census 1840*1840James Heaton appeared on the 1840 census taken on 1840 in Edgar County, Illinois. The household consisted of 9 people, including six children under the age of 15.6
Relocation*1842James and Nancy spent a year with their children in the area known as New Purchase, Iowa, in 18424
Relocation1848 and in 1848 they finally settled in Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois.4
Census 1850*26 August 1850Nancy and James Heaton appeared on the 1850 census taken on 26 August 1850 in Keithsburg, Mercer County, Illinois. James was 45 years of age and a blacksmith with real estate valued at $400. Nancy was 40. The couple's eight children lived at home with their parents. John was 23 and worked as a blacksmith, William was 21 and also worked as a blacksmith, Maria was 16, George 14, Mary 11, Margaret 9, Martha 7 and Mississippi 4. George, Mary, Margaret and Martha had all attended school within the year.7
(Husband) Death25 June 1887James became a widower when Nancy (Henry) Heaton died on 25 June 1887.4
Death*16 October 1887He died on 16 October 1887 in Keithsburg at age 831,4
Burial* and was buried in Keithsburg Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg.4

Family

Nancy Henry b. 1 Feb 1810, d. 25 Jun 1887

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 9, page 343. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, page 343, noting his date of birth as 2 November 1804.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 343-344, noting his date of birth as 2 September 1804.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 9, pages 343-344.
  5. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records (U.S. Department of the Interior), online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, https://glorecords.blm.gov/results/default.aspx|st=IL|cty=|ln=heaton|fn=james|sp=true|sw=true|sadv=false. Hereinafter cited as Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records.
  6. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Heaton, Edgar, Illinois; Roll: 58; Page: 63; Family History Library Film: 0007642. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and Nancy Heaton, Keithsburg, Mercer, Illinois; Roll: M432_120; Page: 344B; Image: 527. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

James Heaton1

b. 1775, d. May 1810
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton1 b. 1743
Mother*Rebecca ______1 b. 1743
Birth*1775James Heaton was born in 1775, probably in York County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Barbara ______.2
Census 1800*1800James Heaton appeared on the census taken in 1800 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
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.2
(Brother) Administration16 May 1808Items from the inventory of the goods and chattels of the estate of Thomas Heaton late of the township of Somerset, Washington County, that were sold on 16 May 1808 reached a total of $764.15 and a list, including purchasers, items purchased and their values, was included in the administration packet. Many individuals made purchases, including Thomas' widow Martha Heaton and two of his brothers, James Heaton and Washington Heaton.

James purchased knives and forks, and a box for $1.13.4
Death*May 1810He probably died in early May 1810 in Washington County at about age 35.2
Administration*23 May 1810Administration was opened on 23 May 1810 for the estate of James Heaton late of East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His wife Barbara Heaton was appointed Administrator and paid the sum of $2.31 to Isaac Kerr, Register, for taking bond and granting Letters of Administration.2
(Deceased) Administration23 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.2

Family

Barbara ______ b. 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 18, pages 677-678. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [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.
  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. [S1614] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Heaton, Washington County, Case# 39, File H: 1811-1816, H36-H60; 1816-1827, H1-H41; image numbers 69 thru 160.

James Heaton1

b. 17 October 1811, d. 1 January 1885
Relationship3rd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William Heaton1 b. 1764, d. bt 1842 - 1843
Mother*Mary Barton1 b. 1 Jan 1788, d. 29 Mar 1867
Birth*17 October 1811James Heaton was born on 17 October 1811 in Harford County, Maryland.1
Marriage*18 October 1838He married first Mary Cozad on 18 October 1838 in Meigs County, Ohio.1
(Husband) Death9 March 1865James became a widower when Mary (Cozad) Heaton died on 9 March 1865.1
Marriage*before 1870He married second Jane ______ before 1870 in Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas.1
Death*1 January 1885He died on 1 January 1885 in Council Grove at age 73.1

Family 1

Mary Cozad b. 1822, d. 9 Mar 1865

Family 2

Jane ______

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume II, Chapter 20, pages 770-772. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Jane Heaton1

b. 30 June 1775, d. 1 October 1809
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton1,2,3 b. 24 Jun 1724, d. 1788
Mother*Abigail Paxon1,3,2 b. 30 Aug 1726
Birth*30 June 1775Jane Heaton was born on 30 June 1775 in Loudoun County, Virginia.1,3,2
Marriage*1792She married, as his first wife, Jacob Silcott, son of William Silcott, about 1792 in Loudoun County, Virginia.3,2
Death*1 October 1809She died on 1 October 1809 in Loudoun County at age 342,3
Burial* and was buried in the old Ebenezer Cemetery, Bloomfield, Loudoun County.2,3

Family

Jacob Silcott b. 28 Jan 1770, d. 14 Oct 1845
Children1.Elizabeth Silcott3 b. 28 Nov 1792, d. 29 Jan 1864
2.Sarah Silcott3 b. 4 Dec 1794, d. 24 Mar 1874
3.Mariah Marie Silcott3 b. 28 Apr 1796
4.Nancy Silcott3 b. 1798
5.Delila Silcott3 b. 24 Jan 1802
6.Craven Silcott3 b. 28 Jan 1805, d. 14 Jul 1868
7.Lucinda Silcott3 b. 10 May 1807
8.James Heaton Silcott3 b. 15 Sep 1809, d. 31 Jan 1896

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015.
  2. [S1540] Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA, submitted on 01 September 2000 by Andy Miller, Columbus, Ohio, a Silcott cousin descending from Jacob through his daughter Sarah (Silcott) Tomlinson, online at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/silcott/11/. Hereinafter cited as Jacob Silcott Family of Loudon Co., VA.
  3. [S1539] Ethel Silcott Blackburn, Silcott Family History, 1735-1992, second edition. Contains Silcott families, many from Pennsylvania, who lived in Virginia, at the end of the 1700s and early 1800s. Most of the families lived in the vicinity of Silcott Springs, Loudon County, Virginia. Many descendants later migrated west to Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and elsewhere. Includes the Edenfield, Tavenner, and other related families. (Pleasantville, Ohio: E.S. Blackburn, 1993). Hereinafter cited as Silcott Family History, 1735-1992.

Jemima Heaton1

RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Robert Heaton1 b. 1713
Mother*Margaret Davis1
Birth*Jemima Heaton was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*She married James Eaton.1

Family

James Eaton

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 646. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Jennet Heaton1

b. say 1535
RelationshipDaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*John Heaton1 b. s 1490, d. 1552
Mother*Alice ______1
Birth*say 1535Jennet Heaton was born say 1535 in Lincolnshire, England.1
(Daughter) Estate6 October 1552Jennet was named in her father's will dated 17 June 1552 and proved on 6 October 1552 at Consistory Court of Lincoln, Lincolnshire. His will showed John Heaton to be a prosperous yeoman, who conducted considerable husbandry with bees, sheep, cattle, horses, and oxen. The last year of his life he had hoped to harvest beans, peas, and wheat. He rented land in Wragny and owned a cottage in Normanby-le-Wold, and his bequests of gold to James, Thomas, Edward, and Beatrix indicated an unusual degree of affluence. For additional information regarding his specific bequests, excerpts of his will are included in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register source.2
Marriage*She married Edmond Fairbarne, son of John Fairbarne, in Lincolnshire sometime after her father made his will dated 17 June 1552 and about 1557 when her first child was born.1
(Wife) Burial3 May 1589Jennett became a widow when Edmond Fairbarne died. He was buried on 3 May 1589 at East Halton, Lincolnshire.1
Living*20 September 1594Jennett was probably still living on 20 September 1594 when she appeared on a list of Thomas Osgarby's debts on that date.1

Family

Edmond Fairbarne
Children1.William Fairbarne1 b. s 1557
2.Richard Fairbarne1 b. s 1562

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): pages 437-439. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 431-433.

Jeremiah Heaton1

b. 1740
RelationshipGreat-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Robert Heaton1 b. 1713
Mother*Margaret Davis1
Birth*1740Jeremiah Heaton was born about 1740 or perhaps a few years earlier in an area of Philadelphia that is now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*13 August 1760He married first Elizabeth Carter on 13 August 1760 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Children*Jeremiah probably had additional children, although their names are not known.1
Residence*Jeremiah was living essentially next door to his brother John Heaton in Deer Creek, York County, Pennsylvania, at the outbreak of the Revolution.3,1
Revolutionary War*1777Jeremiah was among the majority of men in York County in 1777 who refused to sign allegiance to the new American government. They were called non-associators because they refused to serve on either side during the Revolutionary War. Many of the settlers in the area had come from Europe to escape religious prosecution, and at the end of their voyage to America, upon leaving the ship in Philadelphia, had been required by the British government to take an oath to swear allegiance to the King and to sign a script to prove their loyalty. That was how a person was naturalized and became a British citizen in a British colony. Many of the settlers in York County, Pennsylvania felt they could not be cleared of their oath to the King; if they renounced their British oath, and the colonies lost the struggle, they would be obliged to swear allegiance to the King again. The richer families, and the British appointed lieutenants in York County, usually sided with the British army and were not willing to take the oath renouncing the King. A person could pay a fine to stay out of the conflict, or more precisely out of the militia. The fine helped pay for those who served in the militia and fund expenses for the war. Jeremiah paid his fine and did not participate in the war.1,4
Marriage*1799He married second Mary Fisher in 1799.1
(Uncle) Administration18 December 1809 On 18 December 1809, John Hardgrove appeared in person before H. Wallace, a Justice of the Peace for Washington County, to present a list of monies he was owed from the estate of Thomas Heaton. Among the items listed was $6 he had paid to Jeremiah to settle an amount Jeremiah had loaned to Martha Heaton on 13 May 1808 against the estate of her deceased husband Thomas Heaton.5
Residence*1810Jeremiah and Mary resided in Baltimore, Maryland, and it is believed they were there in 1810.1

Family 1

Elizabeth Carter
Child1.William Heaton+6 b. 1764, d. bt 1842 - 1843

Family 2

Mary Fisher

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume II, Chapter 20, page 768. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1609] Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821, online at www.ancestry.com, Pennsylvania Marriage Licenses, Prior to 1790. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821.
  3. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 677-678.
  4. [S1610] Journal of the American Revolution, online at https://allthingsliberty.com/, "York County Pennsylvania Militia 1777" by Dennis Ness, https://allthingsliberty.com/2016/09/…. Hereinafter cited as Journal of the American Revolution.
  5. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Heaton, Washington County, Case# 39, File H: 1811-1816, H36-H60; 1816-1827, H1-H41; image numbers 69 thru 160. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  6. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume II, Chapter 20, pages 768-769.

Joanna Heaton1

b. 18 December 1666, d. before 1710
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Jabez Heaton1 b. 20 Jul 1632, d. bt 1676 - 1682
Mother*Experience Meade1
Birth*18 December 1666Joanna Heaton was born on 18 December 1666 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1,2
Death*before 1710 and died before 1710.3

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. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, Births and Baptisms, page 100. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  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 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Job Smith Heaton1

b. January 1842
Relationship8th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Abijah Heaton1 b. 1819, d. 23 Sep 1855
Mother*Elizabeth Smith1 b. 5 Feb 1826, d. 25 Sep 1878
Birth*January 1842Job Smith Heaton was born in January 1842 in Greene County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

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

John Heaton1

d. 30 May 1597
Relationship Note*It would certainly seem likely that a relationship existed between Thomas Heaton and John Heaton, both of Great Coates, Lincolnshire, England. It's possible they were brothers, as they were alive at the same time in the same area. Their relationship, if any, however, has not yet been identified.2,3
Religion*1592John Heaton and Thomas Heaton were both senior Churchmen in the parish at Great Coates, Lincolnshire, in 1592.4,1
Death*30 May 1597He died on 30 May 1597 at Great Coates, Lincolnshire.1

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 2. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  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 1, page 2, reporting his conclusion, after further research, that Thomas was actually James' father. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  3. [S43] Dean Heaton, The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America, Chapter 1, page 2, noting originally that John or Johannes Heaton likely was the father of James Heaton of Great Coates, Lincolnshire.
  4. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 1, pages 2-3.

John Heaton1

b. 29 June 1606
Father*James Heaton1,2 b. 1569, d. Feb 1610
Mother*Fortune Jeckell1,2
Baptism*29 June 1606John Heaton was baptized on 29 June 1606 at Great Coates, Lincolnshire, England.1

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 2. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  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 1, page 3. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

John Heaton1,2

b. 14 February 1718/19
Relationship4th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Samuel Heaton1,2,3 b. 28 Jan 1681/82, d. c 1756
Mother*Sarah Hawes1,2,3 b. 1686, d. c 1769
Birth*14 February 1718/19John Heaton was born on 14 February 1718/19 in Hebron, Hartford County, Connecticut.2,4,1,5,6
Relationship Note*Although many stories have been communicated about John Heaton within our Heaton family, and some have been published, expanded upon, and republished on the internet, very little actual evidence has been found to provide a view of "our" John Heaton's life. He has often been confused by researchers with another John Heaton who lived in Loudoun County, Virginia from 1768 until his death in 1788. As we began to learn more about that other John Heaton, we realized how easy it was to become confused by the two different families of Heaton.

Our John Heaton was a great grandson of Nathaniel Heaton of Lincolnshire, England, who immigrated to Boston in 1634. The other John Heaton, of Loudoun County, was a great grandson of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, England, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1682, settling in Bucks County. In England, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire are neighboring counties, and the home towns of the two Heaton immigrants in the mid 1600s were only about 100 miles apart. It is entirely possible, if not probable, that these two Heaton immigrants were related, although their link has not yet been identified. The John Heaton of Loudoun County was born on 24 June 1724 in Crosswicks, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was six years younger than our John, and it was the John of Loudoun County who married Abigail Paxon in Bucks County and moved to Loudoun County in 1768, where he died in 1788. The Loudoun County John, and his wife Abigail (Paxon) Heaton, had eight children, William, Benjamin John, James, Thomas, Jane, Mary and Samuel. The life of our John, on the other hand, is not as certain.7,8,9
Relocation*John moved to "Big Swamp Meadow" in northern New Jersey where he lived for a time with his wife.10
Marriage*Nothing has been learned about John's marriage or marriages, nor about the name or names of his wife or wives. He probably married at least once. Several biographies report he married Abigail PAXTON in New Jersey about 1740. We tend to disregard that information, however, since the other John Heaton of Loudoun County, Virginia married Abigail PAXON about 1750. We think the reports of the PAXTON marriage are the result of compounding errors.11,12,13
Occupation*John was likely involved in his family's iron smelting business in northern New Jersey.7,14,13
(Son) DesertionNovember 1743John was age 24 and probably married when his father was deserted by his mother in November 1743. His father filed for divorce four years later in Connecticut on 14 September 1747. According to the divorce documents, Sarah (Hawes) Heaton left with a load of goods on her horse with plans never to return to Connecticut, or to her husband, and headed for the Black River area of New Jersey where the three oldest of her sons were already living. It is not known if she ever reached New Jersey.15,16
(Son) Relocation1744John moved from Connecticut to Morris County, New Jersey, with his family, although the timing is uncertain. He may have been there with his older brothers as early as between 1734 and 1736, or moved later with his father and the youngest of his siblings around 1744. His two oldest sisters had married and remained in Connecticut.3,17,18
Relocation1760John moved with his family about 1760 to Loudoun County, Virginia.14,7
Political Service*1775He was part of a movement in 1775 for an area in northern Virginia to become a British colony called Vandalia. The effort failed, and was tried again unsuccessfully in 1792.7,19
Taxation*1777John Heaton and his sons John Heaton, William Heaton and Benjamin Heaton were taxed in 1777 in Loudoun County, Virginia.20
Biographical Info*Although many stories and been communicated within the Heaton family, and some have been published, expanded upon, and republished on the internet, very little actual evidence has been found to provide a view of John's life. He is believed by researchers to have been a true pioneer and trailblazer, to have probably moved around a lot and had many irons in the fire. He explored western Pennsylvania while it was still Indian lands. He found iron deposits along the Tagarts River in 1767, which was later called Iron Point. He became an important shareholder in the McCullogh Iron Smelter and War Supply Company in 1779. During this period his son John stayed in Loudoun County to tend the farm.7,21
Revolutionary War*17 January 1781Either the father John Heaton or the son John Heaton took an active part in the Revolutionary War. He may have served with Captain Hills in the Battle of the Cowpens on 17 January 1781 in South Carolina. Given their respective ages in 1781, Tenmile Country was inclined to identify the son as the early Captain John Heaton.22,14,23
Residence*1790John settled by 1790 near his brothers on Ruff's Creek in that part of Washington County, Pennsylvania that would become Greene County in 1796. John was identified by Howard Leckey in his Tenmile Country as the ancestor of the Ruff's Creek Heatons.14
(Head of Household) Census 17901790The names of the heads of household on the 1790 Census taken in Washington County, Pennsylvania, were not later alphabetized so it's possible to get a feel for relatives and other neighbors who probably lived nearby. On page 170, Daniel Heaton is near the top of the census page, and his son David is across from him on page 171. William Heaton is next to David. Near the bottom of page 170, Isaac Heaton is listed between his sons John and Henry. Jonah "Eaton" appears a short distance above them on the same page. John Heaton and William "Eaton" appear near the top and bottom of page 159, another Isaac Heaton is on page 160, Miles Heaton on page 169, John "Hitton" on page 183, Ebenezer Heaton on page 192 and another John Heaton on page 199.

John's household consisted of one person, 1 free white male aged 16 and over.24,25,26,27,28,29

Family

Children1.Elizabeth Heaton7 b. 1740
2.William Heaton+14 d. 1815
3.Abigail Heaton30
4.Benjamin Heaton7 d. 1789
5.John Heaton+7 b. b 1756, d. 1823

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. [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. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, page 118. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  4. [S1232] Connecticut Vital Records to 870 (The Barbour Collection), online at www.americanancestors.org, Hebron Vital Records 1708-1854, his surname spelled "Hooton", Index page 58 referencing Volume 1, page 64. Hereinafter cited as Connecticut Vital Records (Barbour Collection).
  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 5, page 90, noting his year of birth as 1716 and the place as either Wrentham, Massachusetts or Hebron, Connecticut. Hereinafter cited as The Heaton Families: 350 Years in America.
  6. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, page 154, noting his birth in Wrentham, Massachusetts on 2 February 1719 or in 1716.
  7. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, page 154.
  8. [S1400] Patricia B. Duncan and Ann Brush Miller, "Historic Roads of Virginia: Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783", online at http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/…, published 2013 by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Hereinafter cited as Loudoun County Road Orders, 1757-1783.
  9. [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.
  10. [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 284-285, identifying his wife as the former Abigail Paxton. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, page 154, stating his wife was not Abigail Paxton who had married the other John Heaton of northern Virginia.
  12. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs, Generation Three, pages 15-27, noting incorrectly that John's wife was "Abigail Paxton", and also stating that some of the information on this family was obtained from a third party.
  13. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  14. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 284-285.
  15. [S1236] Connecticut Superior Court (Windham County), Divorce papers, 1726-1907. Microfilm of original records in the Connecticut State Library, Hartford: Film# 1638987, Record Group# 3, Box H-326; on 27 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Divorce papers, 1726-1907 (Windham County, Connecticut).
  16. [S1274] Todd A. Farmerie, "Sarah Heaton, wife of John Porter of Hebron and Lebanon, Connecticut", The American Genealogist Volume 76, pages 117-121 (April 2001). Hereinafter cited as "Sarah Heaton, wife of John Porter."
  17. [S1233] David Benedict A.M., A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and other parts of the World in 2 volumes, Volume I downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com and Volume II downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: printed for the author by Manning & Loring, 1813), Volume I, pages 578-579. Hereinafter cited as A General History of the Baptist Denomination.
  18. [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.
  19. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandalia_(colony), "Vandalia was the name in the late 1700s of a proposed British colony in North America. The colony would have been located south of the Ohio River, primarily in what are now West Virginia and northeastern Kentucky. Vandalia was never approved by the British Crown and had no colonial government, although some Virginians and Pennsylvanians had already settled there.

    After the American Revolutionary War, the Vandalia settlers sought unsuccessfully to be admitted as a state called Westsylvania. However, they had no legal title to the land and were opposed by the governments of Virginia and Pennsylvania, which both claimed the area as their own under colonial charters. Ultimately the federal government split the area between Pennsylvania and Virginia according to the Mason–Dixon line.[1] Kentucky was later settled as a territory and admitted as a state; West Virginia was admitted as a state during the American Civil War". Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  20. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 284, noting it was the "Virginia" John Heaton who relocated to Greene County, Pennsylvania and his sons who were taxed, and not the other John Heaton of Loudoun County, Virginia and his sons with the same names.
  21. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 284.
  22. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, page 154, noting the date of the battle as 1777.
  23. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cowpens
  24. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of Isaac Heaton, John Heaton, Henry Heaton, Jonah "Eaton", Daniel Heaton and David Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 170; Image: 100; Family History Library Film: 0568149. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  25. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of John Heaton and William "Eaton", Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 158; Image: 94; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  26. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 160; Image: 95; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  27. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Miles Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 168; Image: 99; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  28. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ebenezer Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 192; Image: 111; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  29. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 198; Image: 114; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  30. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 154-181.

John Heaton1,2,3

b. 16 December 1760, d. 17 July 1820
Relationship5th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Isaac Heaton1,3,2 b. 20 Jun 1731, d. 2 Apr 1814
Mother*Hannah Bowen1,2,3 b. 3 May 1742, d. 19 May 1827
Birth*16 December 1760John Heaton was born on 16 December 1760 in Frederick County, Virginia.4,2,5,6
Revolutionary War*At an early age John entered the military service in Virginia and became a proficient soldier.7,6
Revolutionary War1780Heaton Families II reported he was commissioned a Captain in 1780 by Colonel Daniel Morgan to confer with the Shawnee Indians and that John resigned his commission and returned to Virginia. There is a tradition in the Heaton family, noted in Tenmile Country, that John and his brother Henry Heaton disagreed with the higher officers under whom they served and removed to Western Pennsylvania to escape punishment.8,6
Residence*The brothers John and Henry Heaton established their residence in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in the vicinity of what would become Jefferson, in Greene County. Their parents and some of their siblings would follow them to the area in 1785.6
Marriage*3 March 1780He married, as her second husband, Sarah (Morgan) Roberts, daughter of ______ Morgan, on 3 March 1780 in Pennsylvania. Heaton Families II believed Sarah to be a niece of Colonel Daniel Morgan. Her daughter, Harriett Roberts, was raised in the household of John Heaton.2,1,9,10
Name VariationJohn was identified as Colonel John Heaton in Washington and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania as a means to distinguish him from the several other John Heaton's in the area.8,6
Revolutionary War1782While still a very young man, in 1782, John served as a Major in the Frontier Rangers of Washington County, Pennsylvania. The Indian troubles that followed the Revolution made the maintenance of troops necessary for several years after the war, and John Heaton attained the rank of Inspector of Militia.11,6
Occupation As soon as John arrived in the western country, he proceeded to obtain land, by grant and by purchase, until he became one of the largest land owners in what is now Greene County, Pennsylvania. He also purchased land in the state of Louisiana. Upon obtaining a patent for land in Greene County, he laid out a town which became a part of Jefferson. He built a large cabin, a great house for that time, by 1790, and had extensive business interests in the area. He built a large flour mill and ran a whiskey distilling operation. He was able to send his flour and whiskey products down the river to Louisville and New Orleans in his own keel boats, and donated 3 tons of grain per year to the needy. By 1792 he had 12 slaves, and by 1812 had freed them all.6,12,13
(Head of Household) Census 17901790The names of the heads of household on the 1790 Census taken in Washington County, Pennsylvania, were not later alphabetized so it's possible to get a feel for relatives and other neighbors who probably lived nearby. On page 170, Daniel Heaton is near the top of the census page, and his son David is across from him on page 171. William Heaton is next to David. Near the bottom of page 170, Isaac Heaton is listed between his sons John and Henry. Jonah "Eaton" appears a short distance above them on the same page. John Heaton and William "Eaton" appear near the top and bottom of page 159, another Isaac Heaton is on page 160, Miles Heaton on page 169, John "Hitton" on page 183, Ebenezer Heaton on page 192 and another John Heaton on page 199.

John's household consisted of eight people, 1 free white male aged 16 and over, 2 free white males under 16, 4 free white females, and 1 slave.14,15,16,17,18,19
Death*17 July 1820He died on 17 July 1820 in Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania, at age 5920,6
Burial* and was buried in the old Presbyterian Cemetery, Jefferson. His grave marker read:
Col. John Heaton

Who departed this life on July 17, 1820, in the 60th year of his life. A man who lived universally respected and died lamented by all his acquaintances. This stone is erected as a last tribute of respect.13,6

Family

Sarah Morgan b. 20 Feb 1763, d. 30 Mar 1835
Children1.Mary Heaton6,13 b. 13 Jan 1785, d. 25 Apr 1807
2.Morgan Heaton13,6 b. 17 Nov 1786, d. 1826
3.Charlotte Heaton13,6 b. 27 Aug 1788, d. 9 Jan 1877
4.Henry Bowen Heaton13,6 b. 11 Jan 1791, d. 22 Oct 1839
5.Elizabeth Heaton21,22 b. 14 Jun 1793, d. 31 Dec 1793
6.John Heaton13,6 b. 25 Nov 1794, d. 18 Mar 1842
7.Hiram Heaton13,6 b. 19 Mar 1797, d. 15 Aug 1832
8.Samuel Morgan Heaton7,6 b. 23 Jul 1803, d. 1862
9.Alexander Addison Heaton7,6 b. 21 Apr 1807, d. 9 Sep 1831
10.Isaac Heaton7,6 b. 7 Mar 1809, d. 17 Jun 1809

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, page 242, noting the date of his birth as 16 December 1760.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 249-250, noting his date of birth as 18 December 1760.
  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 286-287. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  7. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 250.
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 249-250.
  9. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 286-288.
  10. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 249-250, mistyping the year as 1873 and stating she was a niece of Colonel Daniel Morgan.
  11. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 249-250, mistyping the year as 1873.
  12. [S1389] Samuel P. Bates, History of Greene County, Pennsylvania, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Chicago, Illinois: Nelson, Rishforth & Co., 1888), Chapter XLI, Jefferson Township, pages 516-517. Hereinafter cited as History of Greene County.
  13. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 249.
  14. [S466] 1790 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of Isaac Heaton, John Heaton, Henry Heaton, Jonah "Eaton", Daniel Heaton and David Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 170; Image: 100; Family History Library Film: 0568149. Hereinafter cited as 1790 US Federal Census.
  15. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of John Heaton and William "Eaton", Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 158; Image: 94; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  16. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 160; Image: 95; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  17. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Miles Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 168; Image: 99; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  18. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ebenezer Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 192; Image: 111; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  19. [S466] 1790 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Heaton, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 9; Page: 198; Image: 114; Family History Library Film: 0568149.
  20. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, pages 242 and 249.
  21. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 249, noting her date of birth as 14 June 1793.
  22. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 286-287, noting her date of birth as 10 June 1793.

John Heaton1

b. say 1490, d. 1552
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Birth*say 1490John Heaton was born say 1490 in England.1
Marriage*before 1517He married Alice ______ before 1517 in England.1
Occupation*John was a husbandman in Lincolnshire.1
Will*17 June 1552John prepared his will on 17 June 1552 at Fotherby, Lincolnshire. At that time, Fotherby was in the grip of the black death, which decimated the population. John was seeing the plague all around him and, fearing the worst, had decided to put his affairs in order. By late July he and his wife Alice had fallen ill, and their son Oliver had died.2
Codicil*25 July 1552He made a codicil to his will on 25 July 15521
Death*1552 and died of the plague shortly after that date.3
Estate*6 October 1552His will was not proved at the Consistory Court of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, until 6 October 1552, some months after his death, probably due to the effects of the plague on the community at large. His will showed John Heaton to be a prosperous yeoman, who conducted considerable husbandry with bees, sheep, cattle, horses, and oxen. The last year of his life he had hoped to harvest beans, peas, and wheat. He rented land in Wragny and owned a cottage in Normanby-le-Wold. His bequests of gold to James, Thomas, Edward, and Beatrix indicated an unusual degree of affluence. For additional information regarding his specific bequests, excerpts of his will are included in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register source.4

Family

Alice ______
Children1.James Heaton5 b. c 1522
2.Elizabeth Heaton+6 b. s 1524, d. b 15 May 1591
3.Edward Heaton+7 b. s 1529
4.Thomas Heaton+8 b. s 1531
5.Oliver Heaton9 b. s 1533, d. Jul 1552
6.Jennet Heaton+10 b. s 1535
7.Beatrix Heaton+11 b. s 1540

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 431. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 432.
  3. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 431-432.
  4. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 431-433.
  5. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 433.
  6. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 434.
  7. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 434-437.
  8. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 442-445.
  9. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 437.
  10. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 437-439.
  11. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 439-442.

John Heaton1

b. 29 June 1563, d. 15 December 1592
RelationshipGrandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Thomas Heaton1 b. s 1531
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Baptism*29 June 1563John Heaton, identified as their eldest son, was baptized on 29 June 1563 at Laceby, Lincolnshire, England.1
Marriage*13 July 1591He married, as her third husband, Elizabeth (Markham) Racke Wilson, daughter of Richard Markham, on 13 July 1591 at Kealby, Lincolnshire, England.1
Will*15 December 1592He made his will on 15 December 1592 at Habrough leaving the residue of his goods to his "loving wife Elizabeth and to the child or children now within her."1
Death*15 December 1592 He probably died that same day at age 291
Burial*16 December 1592 and was buried the following day on 16 December 1592 at Habrough.1

Family

Elizabeth Markham
Child1.Thomas Heaton1 b. 22 Apr 1593

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 444. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."

John Heaton1

b. 25 November 1794, d. 18 March 1842
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the 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*25 November 1794John Heaton was born on 25 November 1794 in Jefferson, Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*19 April 1819He married, as her first husband, Nancy Weaver, daughter of Isaac Weaver and Abigail Price, on 19 April 1819 in Jefferson, Greene County, Pennsylvania.3,4,5,6,7
Relocation*1821Nancy and John Heaton moved about 1821 to Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana.8,9
Occupation*John operated a dry goods store in Carlisle.8,9
Death*18 March 1842He died on 18 March 1842 at Carlisle at age 47.8,1,2,9

Family

Nancy Weaver b. 17 Jun 1797, d. 1 Sep 1855

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. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 255, noting the date of their marriage as 19 April 1819.
  4. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 286-287, noting the date of their marriage as 19 April 1819.
  5. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, pages 300-301.
  6. [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.
  7. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 611, noting the date of their marriage as 20 April 1819.
  8. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 7, page 255.
  9. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, page 611.

John Heaton1

b. 1563, d. 1592
Father*Thomas Heaton1 b. c 1540, d. 1592
Mother*Alissa Lusbye1
Birth*1563John Heaton was born in 1563 at Great Coates, Lincolnshire, England,1
Death*1592 and died in 1592 at about 29 years of age.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.

John Heaton1,2

b. 16 April 1714, d. 14 April 1741
Relationship4th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*James Heaton1,2 b. 25 Mar 1690, d. 1755
Mother*Eliony Hawes1,2 b. c 1690
Birth*16 April 1714John Heaton was born on 16 April 1714 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Death*14 April 1741 and died unmarried on 14 April 1741 in Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 26.1,3,2

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.

John Heaton1

b. before 1756, d. 1823
Relationship5th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*John Heaton1 b. 14 Feb 1718/19
Birth*before 1756John Heaton was born before 1756 in Morris County, New Jersey. The timing of his birth is based upon his need to have been at least 21 years of age in order to be taxed in 1777.1,2
Relocation*He spent most of his growing up years in Washington County, Pennsylvania.2
(Son) Relocation1760John moved with his father about 1760 to Loudoun County, Virginia.3,1
(Son) Taxation1777John Heaton was taxed in 1777 at Loudoun County, Virginia.4
Occupation*John's father was away much of the time and John was left to tend the farm in Loudoun County.1
Revolutionary War*17 January 1781Either the father John Heaton or the son John Heaton took an active part in the Revolutionary War. He may have served with Captain Hills in the Battle of the Cowpens on 17 January 1781 in South Carolina. Given their respective ages in 1781, Tenmile Country was inclined to identify the son as the early Captain John Heaton.5,3,6
Marriage*7 March 1783He married Sarah Warden, daughter of John Warden, on 7 March 1783 in Harrisonburg, Virginia.2
Relocation*1803John and Sarah moved in 1803 and settled in Caesars Creek Township, Greene County, Ohio, where they raised their large family. John bought and sold large parcels of land in Greene and surrounding counties, and was one of the leading men of southeastern Ohio.2,7
Census 1820*20 August 1820John Heaton appeared on the 1820 census taken on 20 August 1820 in Xenia, Greene County, Ohio. The household consisted of 6 people, 1 free white male over the age of 45 and 1 free white female over the age of 45, 1 free white female aged 26 thru 44, 1 free white female aged 16 thru 25, 1 other person (except Indians) not taxed, and 1 free colored person. The census summary of John's household included 3 free white persons over the age of 25, 4 total free white persons, and 1 free colored person.8
Death*1823He died in early 18231
Burial* and was buried in the old Mercer graveyard near Xenia, Greene County.9
ProbateMay 1823John's will was recorded in Greene County, Ohio, in May 1823. He left his widow Sarah Heaton, with three sons and six daughters, namely: Ebenezer, John and Joseph Heaton; Elizabeth (Heaton) Millard, Sarah (Heaton) Worrel, Lydia (Heaton) Eaton, Phebe (Heaton) Elam, Parmelia (Heaton) Rogers, and Hannah (Heaton) Peterson.10

Family

Sarah Warden b. 2 Feb 1763
Children1.Ebenezer Heaton2 b. 1783, d. 23 Dec 1830
2.John Heaton2 d. 21 Jun 1859
3.Sarah Heaton2
4.Joseph Heaton2 b. 1788, d. 12 Nov 1873
5.Lydia Heaton2 b. 1790, d. 23 Oct 1856
6.Elizabeth Heaton2
7.Phebe Heaton+2
8.Parmelia Heaton2
9.Hannah Heaton2 b. 2 Jan 1801, d. 26 Apr 1872

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 154. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 167-168.
  3. [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 284-285. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  4. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 284, noting it was the "Virginia" John Heaton who relocated to Greene County, Pennsylvania and his sons who were taxed, and not the other John Heaton of Loudoun County, Virginia and his sons with the same names.
  5. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, Volume I, Chapter 5, page 154, noting the date of the battle as 1777.
  6. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cowpens. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  7. [S1569] George F. Robinson, History of Greene County, Ohio : embracing the organization of the county, its division into townships, sketches of local interest gleaned from the pioneers from 1803 to 1840, together with a roster of the Revolution and the War of 1812 who were residing in the county; also a roster of ten thousand of the early settlers from 1803-1840, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Includes index. (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. & Cox Co, 1974; Microfilm of original published: Chicago : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1902), John Heaton, Sr., pages 66-67. Hereinafter cited as History of Greene County, Ohio.
  8. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton, Xenia, Greene, Ohio; Page: 148; NARA Roll: M33_91; Image: 163. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.
  9. [S1569] George F. Robinson, History of Greene County, Ohio, John Heaton Sr., pages 66-67.
  10. [S1569] George F. Robinson, History of Greene County, Ohio, John Heaton Sr., pages 66-67, citing John's will recorded in May 1823, in Book E, page 70.

John Heaton1

Relationship7th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Samuel C. Heaton1 b. 1798, d. 1835
Mother*Margaret Rose1 b. 1799, d. 1827
Birth*John Heaton was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania,1
Death* and died in infancy.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 156. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

John Heaton1

b. 1690, d. September 1762
RelationshipGrandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*James Heaton1 b. 25 Feb 1674/75, d. 1709
Mother*Mary Scaife1 b. 10 Aug 1678, d. b 26 Dec 1737
Birth*1690John Heaton was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1690, the illegitimate son of James Heaton, who was 15 years of age, and Mary Scaife, who was 12.2,3
Relationship Note*John's parents never married and he was raised by his grandfather Jonathan Scaife, a respected man in Bucks County.4
Relocation*As a young man, John moved to Burlington County, New Jersey.1
Marriage*circa 1718He married first Sarah Roberts circa 1718 in Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey.1
Relocation*1727Sarah and John Heaton moved with their family to Kingwood, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, about 1727.1
(Husband) Death1731John became a widower when Sarah (Roberts) Heaton died " in the latter end of the year 1731."1
RelocationAfter his wife's death, John moved his family to Amwell, Hunterdon County.1
Marriage*1734He married second Mary Bennings in early 1734 in Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. There was about 20 years difference in their ages.1
Relocation*1743Mary and John Heaton moved to Hardwick, Sussex County, in 1743.1
(Husband) Death10 April 1759John became a widower for the second time when Mary (Bennings) Heaton died on 10 April 1759.1
Death*September 1762He died of malarial fever, or ague, after an illness of 17 hours, in September 1762 in Hardwick. He was about age 72.1

Family 1

Sarah Roberts d. 1731
Children1.Mary Heaton5 b. c 1720, d. b 10 Dec 1738
2.Jonathan Heaton5 b. c 1722, d. 1723
3.John Heaton+5 b. 24 Jun 1724, d. 1788
4.Benjamin Heaton+5 b. 18 May 1726, d. 12 Apr 1790
5.Sarah Heaton Jr.5 b. 10 Jul 1728, d. 1804
6.Susannah Heaton5 b. 18 Nov 1731

Family 2

Mary Bennings b. Feb 1710, d. 10 Apr 1759
Children1.Imanuel Heaton6 b. 18 Nov 1734, d. 1760
2.Ann Heaton6 b. 23 Feb 1736
3.Mary Heaton Jr.6 b. 10 Dec 1738, d. 28 May 1793
4.Martha Heaton6 b. 20 Nov 1740
5.Elizabeth Heaton6 b. 10 Oct 1742
6.Moses Heaton+6 b. 2 Feb 1744, d. 1777
7.Grace Heaton6 b. 2 May 1747, d. c 1768
8.Rachel Heaton6 b. c 1750, d. 9 Jul 1785

Citations

  1. [S1399] Heaton. A well researched and partially documented work on the earliest Heaton immigrants to Pennsylvania, from Yorkshire, England, in 1682. Some of the information from the website is presented here in acknowledgement that not all of the early Heatons to America were "our" Heatons, and specifically to remind us of the reasons for the confusion expressed by our Heaton family researchers over the years as they tried to distinguish between the Lincolnshire John Heaton and the Yorkshire John Heaton, the two John Heatons of Loudon County, Virginia. Online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, MJP Grundy (email: e-mail address); viewed on 7 July 2015.
  2. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing Records of the Court of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1684-1700 (Meadville, Pa., 1943), 285-92.
  3. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing 1998 reprint of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas, under the title of Records of the Courts of Common Pleas of Bucks Co., Pa., 1684-1700, 284-85, 288-89.
  4. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing Records of the Court of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1684-1700 (Meadville, Pa., 1943), 284-92.
  5. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report, s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter."
  6. [S1399] Heaton, online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/…, citing records in the DAR archives, "Ohio DAR GRC report, s1 v535: records of Pennsylvania families whose descendants came to Ohio / Cuyahoga Portage Chapter."

John Heaton1

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

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

Family

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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