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, or 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 Taggart 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) Research Notes1790The names of the heads of household on the 1790 Census taken in Washington County, Pennsylvania, were not later alphabetized so it's possible to get a feel for relatives and other neighbors who probably lived nearby. On page 170, Daniel Heaton is near the top of the census page, and his son David is across from him on page 171. William Heaton is next to David. Near the bottom of page 170, Isaac Heaton is listed between his sons John and Henry. Jonah "Eaton" appears a short distance above them on the same page. John Heaton and William "Eaton" appear near the top and bottom of page 159, another Isaac Heaton is on page 160, Miles Heaton on page 169, John "Hitton" on page 183, Ebenezer Heaton on page 192 and another John Heaton on page 199.

John's household consisted of 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. 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 United States Federal Census.
  25. [S466] 1790 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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) Research Notes1790The names of the heads of household on the 1790 Census taken in Washington County, Pennsylvania, were not later alphabetized so it's possible to get a feel for relatives and other neighbors who probably lived nearby. On page 170, Daniel Heaton is near the top of the census page, and his son David is across from him on page 171. William Heaton is next to David. Near the bottom of page 170, Isaac Heaton is listed between his sons John and Henry. Jonah "Eaton" appears a short distance above them on the same page. John Heaton and William "Eaton" appear near the top and bottom of page 159, another Isaac Heaton is on page 160, Miles Heaton on page 169, John "Hitton" on page 183, Ebenezer Heaton on page 192 and another John Heaton on page 199.

John's household consisted of 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 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S466] 1790 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 and 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 and 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 microreproduction 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 US 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 United States 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.Benjamin Heaton+13,1 b. 1750, d. 1819
2.William Heaton1
3.John Heaton1
4.James Heaton1
5.Thomas Heaton1
6.Mary Heaton1
7.Samuel Heaton1
8.Jane Heaton+1,11,12 b. 30 Jun 1775, d. 1 Oct 1809

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Family

Cynthia Heaton b. 1790, d. 12 Jul 1875

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

b. 18 January 1779, d. 22 November 1861
Relationship6th great-grandson of John Heaton
ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Father*Jonah Heaton1 b. 1747, d. bt 1812 - 1827
Mother*Elizabeth __?__1
Birth*18 January 1779John Heaton was born, as calculated from his recorded age at death, about 18 January 1779 in Kentucky, probably in Bryan's Station, an early fortified settlement in Lexington.2,3,4
Education*John was said to have been educated by his uncle Daniel Heaton, a well educated and prominent man in the area of Sussex County and Morris County, New Jersey.1
Marriage*27 May 1802He married Margaret Buckles, daughter of James Buckles and Sarah Garrard, on 27 May 1802 in Hamilton County, Ohio. John's sister Elizabeth Heaton would marry Margaret's nephew Henry Buckles in 1816.1,5,6
Relocation*1804John and Margaret probably moved to Greene County, Ohio, with John's father in 1804.1
Residence*1815John settled east of the village of Lisbon in the township of Harmony, Clark County, Ohio, as early as 1815.7
Occupation*He was a farmer and, like his father a gunsmith, and later a blacksmith.1,7
Land Records*1822 He owned considerable land in Greene County and Clark County, Ohio, by 1822.1
Public Service*He was a prominent Clark County citizen and a County Commissioner, and served as the County's Justice of the Peace for 22 years.1,7
Census US 1850*24 September 1850Margaret and John Heaton were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 24 September 1850 in Harmony, Clark County, Ohio. John was 71 and a farmer, and Margaret was 70. Their daughter Ann was 38 and resided with her parents as did her brother Abner who was 25 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,760. Also living in their household in 1850 were two of John's and Margaret's grandsons, Francis Marion Heaton and Amos Heaton, whose father William H. Heaton had been institutionalized with mental illness. Francis Marion was 13 and Amos 8. The boys' mother Hannah Heaton was also enumerated in John and Margaret's household, although she appeared on the census all alone, as a separate family. The other two sons of William and Hannah, Jonah and Thomas, were living nearby in the household of their uncle Abraham Heaton. We don't yet know where the boys' sister Margaret was in 1850.3
(Father) Census US 186014 July 1860John and Margaret Heaton appeared on the 1860 census taken on 14 July 1860 in the household of their son Abner Heaton in Harmony, Clark County, Ohio. John was 81 and a retired farmer with a personal estate valued at $200, and Margaret was 80. Their son Abner was 35 years old and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,520 and a personal estate valued at $540. Also living in the household were John's and Margaret's daughter Ann, age 45 and their grandson Amos Heaton, who was 16.8
Death*22 November 1861He died on 22 November 1861 in Clark County, Ohio, at age 821
Burial* and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Clark County.9

Family

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

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

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

Family

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Family

Anne Drake b. Sep 1771, d. a 1850

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

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

Family

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

b. 1772
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*John Heaton1 b. 1743
Mother*Rebecca __?__1 b. 1743
Birth*1772John Heaton was born in 1772, probably in York County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married, although the name of his wife is not known, and they had at least three children together.2
Census US 18001800John Heaton Jr. appeared on the census taken in 1800 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of five people: one male age 26 thru 44, whom we believe was John Jr., one female age 16 thru 25, possibly his wife, one male under 10 and two females under 10.2
Loan Agreement*30 May 1807John Heaton received a promissory note dated 30 May 1807 for £24,3s 9p "for value of him received" to be paid to him by his brother Thomas Heaton on 01 October 1808. Among other administration documents was a statement made by John Heaton that the note was given to him by Thomas Heaton a few days before Thomas "descended the river to New Orleans."3
Administration*20 April 1809 On 20 April 1809 John signed a note stating he had received $79.50 as payment in full from Martha Hardgrove, administrator of the estate of his brother Thomas Heaton.3
(Brother) Administration29 February 1812The final accounting for the estate of Thomas Heaton, dated 29 February 1812, reported a zero balance after a total amount of $1,848.62 in credits and debits. The itemized list of those who had received disbursements included two of Thomas's brothers, John Heaton and Washington Heaton. The document submitted and registered by the court in Washington County was signed by Martha Hardgrove and Duncan Campbell, administrators, and Isaac Kerr, Register. John had received $$64.50 "on a note, for note and receipt."3

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Family

Susanna Barton b. 1794, d. 16 Feb 1850

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Family

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

Citations

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

John Heaton1

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

Family

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

Citations

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