Thornton Price Heskett

Thornton Price Heskett (1805 - 1872)

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Thornton Price Heskett
Born in Harpers Ferry, Jefferson, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Belmont, OHmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Iowa, United Statesmap
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Categories: Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio.

Biography

Judging from his son, Samuel's census data, Thornton's family came to Virginia from England.[1]

Thornton lived in Summerfield, Guernsey County, Ohio during the early 1830s.[2] They then moved to Belmont County, Ohio for the next several years.[3][4]

Marriage Husband Thornton Price Heskett. Wife Tamar Reed. 21 OCT 1830. Belmont, Ohio, USA. [5]

The Hesketts were living in Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio in 1840.[6] The household likely contained Thornton and Tamar, along with children Isaac, John, Benjamin, and Amanda. Thornton was farming.

The Hesketts were living in Clear Creek, Clark, Illinois when the 1850 US Census was taken.[7] Thornton is the head of household, and the rest of the family included Tamar, John, Benjamin, Amanda, Isaac, Matilda, Thornton, Samuel, and Charles. Thornton Sr. was farming and had real estate worth $1200.

1852 Black Hawk Township, Black Hawk County, IA. [8][9]

He moved with the Round Family to Cedar Falls[citation needed], Iowa by 1851.[10] Thornton and family are living in Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa when the 1856 Iowa State Census is taken.[10] Thornton Sr is farming, while while John and Benjamin are working as laborers. Thornton Sr and John are both listed as "native voters". John is in the militia, and Thornton Sr owns his land. The family has lived in Iowa for 5 years. The household includes Thornton Sr, Tamar, John, Benjamin, Isaac, Matilda, James, Samuel, and Charles.


Sources

  1. 1925 Iowa Census
  2. "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J916-V3N : 8 December 2014), Thornton Haskit, 1831; citing Beaver Township, Guernsey, Ohio, p. 12, Historical Society Library, Columbus; FHL microfilm 559,349.
  3. "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JS95-9YH : 8 December 2014), Thornton Hesket, 1832; citing Kirkwood Township, Belmont, Ohio, p. 70, Historical Society Library, Columbus; FHL microfilm 864,973.
  4. "Ohio Tax Records, 1800-1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JSS3-743 : 8 December 2014), Thornton Hesket, 1834; citing Kirkwood Township, Belmont, Ohio, p. 70, Historical Society Library, Columbus; FHL microfilm 864,975.
  5. Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2001
  6. "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHRX-1HG : 24 August 2015), Thornton Heskett, Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States; citing p. 182, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 378; FHL microfilm 20,159. 1840 census -- Warren Township, Belmont County, Ohio
    Name: Thornton Heskett
    Home in 1840: Warren, Belmont, Ohio
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 (Isaac)
    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2 (John, Benjamin)
    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1 (Thorton)
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1 (Amanda)
    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1 (Tamar)
    Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
    Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
    Total Free White Persons: 6
    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
  7. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85K-Z7G : 9 November 2014), Samuel Haskett in household of T P Haskett, Clear Creek, Clark, Illinois, United States; citing family 633, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. Ancestry.com Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007
  9. Jordan Dodd and Liahona Research, comp. Iowa Census, 1838-70 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ancestry.com.1856 Iowa State Census, Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.
  • Ancestry.com Iowa, Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;


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