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Family Research in Monroe County ...
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Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak

2808 Cumerbland, Apt. 1A
Valpraiso, Indiana 46383

Newspaper Column Appearing
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"The Spirit of Democracy"
Woodsfield, Ohio
18 Nov 1988

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Adam Henthorne FAMILY - 1st Installment

HENTHORN(E) - I recently heard from Mrs. Ella A. Kerns, 14890 Co. Rd. 155, Kenton, Ohio 43326, who wanted information on the following Adam Henthorn(e) Family: ADAM HENTHORNE, who according to her information was born in 1781 in Pennsylvania and died in Salem Township, Monroe Co. Dec. 8, 1830. He is the one buried in the Rutter Cemetery, just off Rte. 78 and I think it is near Cameron. I have some tombstone inscriptions from that cemetery in my books. The inscriptions I copied there in 1962 - Adam Henthorn died Aug. 1830, 49 years. His wife was Nancy (according to Mrs. Kerns her maiden name was Hood and she was born in Pa.) She says she died 11-9-1847 and I copied her tombstone as Nancy, wife of Adam, died Sept. 1847 and what I thought was "61 years." We both came up with a birthdate for Nancy of circa 1786.

According to Mrs. Kerns Family Group Sheet, the children of this Adam and Nancy Henthorne were: (1) Mary, b. Dec. 1804, married to Daniel Clark, also buried at this same cemetery, died May 14, 1851, 46 years, 6 months, so those dates agree. I also have the listing of the heirs of Daniel Clark in my books, the 2nd child was Margaret, who married 1st Joseph Ullom and 2nd, John R. Campbell. She was born in 1806. The next child is Joseph Henthorn, b. 1812 in Monroe Co. Ohio and died there in 1852. His wife was Ruth Ann Boughner, b. 1810 in Greene Co. Pa. The next child was Andrew Henthorn, b. Feb. 20, 1816, in Monroe Co., and died there 8 July 1898, also buried at the Rutter Cemetery. His wife was Maria Baldwin, b. 24 Nov. 1808 in Pa. died 8 Dec. 1904, also buried at Rutter Cemetery.

I copied some BALDWIN stones at the Rutter Cemetery as follows: Annie Baldwin, wife of Eli died March, 1861, 39 years, 11 mos. 2 days. According to Mrs. Kerns chart, this Annie Baldwin was the 6th child of Adam and Nancy Henthorne. Her husband, Eli, was born in 1817. The 7th child of this family was Jane, b. July 14, 1824, in Monroe Co., died Aug. 7, 1903 in Gallia Co., Ohio, and she was married to Jeremiah Yoho, b. 1 Mar. 1829 and died 15 Mar. 1890 also in Gallia Co. The last child was Daniel, b. Feb. 13, 1827 in Monroe Co. and died 11 May 1890 in Wood Co., W.Va. He was married to Charity Buskirk, b. 29 May, 1823 in Monroe Co. and died May 30, 1908.

The only Buskirk family in the vicinity that early was that of Samuel and Charity Buskirk. The name was originally Van Buskirk, and a friend of mine, now deceased, of Anderson, Indiana, worked for many years on that family. I think her son, Robert Shoemaker of Anderson finally published the manuscript of her research after she died. Charity Buskirk, wife of Samuel, has a tombstone in the Rutter Cemetery too, at least it was there in the early 1960's, which shows that she died in Aug.1847, 1841, 79 years, 3 mos. Perhaps Mrs. Shoemaker found her maiden name, but I never did, she was probably married to Samuel Van Buskirk in Pa. One letter I received asked me why I had not copied the stone for Samuel too. He is probably buried in this cemetery, but I never found a stone for him. He died after his wife did.

The issue of this paper, ... of June 10, 1848 carries this notation: Notice of Partition: Eli Baldwin and Ann his wife, vs. Joseph Henthorn, Elizabeth Henthorne, Andrew Henthorne, Margaret Ullom (so she had not married her 2nd husband by this date), Phebe Henthorne, Mary Clark and Daniel, her husband, Jane Henthorn and Daniel Henthorn. The defendant Jane Henthorn who is a resident of the state of Va. will take notice that the petitioner, Eli Baldwin and Ann his wife, on the 13 day of Jan. 1848 filed in the court of Common Pleas of Monroe Co. their petition in which they as heirs of Adam Henthorn deceased ask for petition of real estate, described as land of which Adam Henthorn died seized. Petition to be heard at June term, 1848.

Since there is no dower mentioned in the suit, it seems that the family waited until the Mother, Nancy, died in 1847 to divide up the land, even though the father, Adam, ha

d died in 1830. The fact that this often happened, and also the loss of Probate records in the county before 1867, makes it extremely difficult for anyone to even know when to begin to look for information.

Mrs. Kerns also has a child Phebe Henthorn, who never married and was born in 1819 in Monroe Co. and died in 1901 in Wood Co., W.Va.

So Jane had moved to W.Va. prior to 1848, Margaret's first husband, Joseph Ullom had died by 1848, or he would have been listed as a defendant too, so it appears that Mrs. Kerns has omitted a child named Elizabeth Henthorne, as she is listed as a defendant in the suit too. In Monroe Co. you have to read between the lines, and take in every clue available in whatever record you can find.

to be continued

Note: Typed, by Richard E. Henthorn, from the article by Mrs. Fedorchak that was published in, Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio, Volume VIII. The article is inconsistent in the spelling of the Henthorn(e) surname. Some commas were added by Mr. Henthorn to improve readability.

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Family Research in Monroe County ...
by
Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak

2808 Cumerbland, Apt. 1A
Valpraiso, Indiana 46383

Newspaper Column Appearing
in
"The Spirit of Democracy"
Woodsfield, Ohio
25 Nov 1088

Adam Henthorne FAMILY - 2nd Installment

HENTHORNE [Adam's family] 2nd Installment

In looking through the records of my books, I found that Nancy Henthorne sued her children for dower in 1838 at the June term of court. This notation is in Journal 2 of the Court of Common Pleas but I don't know whether or not the case ever came to trial. Appearance Docket No. 3 in the same court shows another suite brought by Andrew Henthorn by his next friend, Wm. Walton vs. the heirs of Adam Henthorne deceased. Probably Andrew was not of age at the time this was filed. The defendants were Nancy Henthorn, widow, Mary Clark and Daniel, her husband; Margaret Ollum and Joseph, her husband, Joseph Henthorne, Phebe Henthorne, Ann Henthorne (so Ann was not married at this time). The last named was David Henthorne, but here the clerk of court probably made a mistake and this name should be Daniel - even the courts sometimes made mistakes.

This case must have hung fire for quite a time, as the issue of this paper dated July 12, 1852 has this notice of a Partition suit - Daniel Henthorne, Elizabeth Henthorne (here again is a female heir named Elizabeth), Phebe Henthorne, Joseph Henthorne, Jane Henthorne, Margaret Campbell and James, her husband, (so we can now determine that Margaret married Campbell sometime between 1848 and 1852), Eli Baldwn and Ann, his wife, (and since Mary Clark was deceased in 1851, we now have her children entered in her place and we learn their names as follows:) Daniel Clark, Hanibal Clark, Angeline Clark, Franklin Clark, Amanda Clark and Julius Clar[k], all will take notice that a partition was filed against them by Andrew Henthorn to partition land in S.36, T.2, R.3 - and here we get the description of the land which Adam Henthorn owned at the time of his death. The next step should be to try to run down records to see when he purchased it - perhaps he got it from the early settler, James, so one could think that he was a son of James.

Daniel Clark also appeared as the administrator of the estate of a James Henthorn at the Sept. term of court, 1838.

I also found in the back files of this paper that a Miss Ruth Ann Henthorne married a Mr. Wm. Piper of Barnesville, issue of April, 1861. She could be a daughter of Joseph Henthorne and Ruth Ann Boughner, although Mrs. Kerns does not show her as one on Joseph's family group sheet. He does have a dau., Ann, in the 1850 census.

It is very difficult to try to match records in Monroe Co. as often there are more than one person of the same name living in the same time frame. This Adam, b. in 1781, according to Mrs. Kerns F.G.S. and in Pa. But there is another Adam Henthorn buried in the Harter Cemetery in Hannibal - his inscription is on a small masoleum and reads, Adam Henthorn, died April 4, 1867, aged 87 years. That would give him a birth date of 1780. His wife was Susannah and she died, Feb. 24, 1870, aged 85 years, or born circa 1785.

When researching these families one must also try to match them with the census schedules. The family of Daniel Clark, 44, with his wife, Mary 40, Family No. 208 in 1850, Salem township, matches with the Clark heirs given in the suit for partition, with the exception of Julius - in the census, she is a female named Julia, aged 1 year.

The heirs of Adam Henthorne are in Family No. 204, also in Salem township, as follows: Phebe, born in Ohio, Elisabeth 35, born in Va. and Jane 25 and Daniel 22, both b. in Ohio. That would indicate that the family was in Ohio, then in Va., then back in Oh. and that Jane returned from Va. by 1850. Phebe is shown as owning land worth $600, probably her share of that which had been owned by Adam, her father.

Joseph Henthorn, son of Adam, is family No. 205, also in Salem Twp. 1850. He was 38, born in Ohio, a farmer, but shown owning no land. His wife was Ruth, born in Pa. According to Mrs. Kerns chart, she was Ruth Ann Boughner, dau. of John M. Boughner - she was 40 and born in 1810. She was born in Pa. Mr. John Brothers of Warren, Ohio is looking for a John M. Brothers [Note: probably a typo, that should read, John M. Boughner.] born in 1804 (he could be a brother of this Ruth Ann.) Mr. Brothers believed that John M's father was another John M. born in 1762 - but that date corresponds for what I have for the Rev. soldier, Martin Boughner, who died about 1838 or 1840 in Monroe Co., according to an early DAR paper, but I have never found any records in Monroe Co. for such a man, although a Martin Boughner of the same age is in the 1830 census for the county.

Mrs. Kerns' line goes through Joseph, son of Adam Henthore - her chart shows the same children appear in the 1850 listing for Joseph's family, No. 205 in Salem township.

An Adam Henthorn was in the War of 1812 in Capt. John Howell's company which is shown as being of Belmont Co. because Monroe Co. was not formed that early, and to thouroughly confuse the researcher, there is the Adam Henthorne to be found in the Harter Cemetery in Hannibal.

See my Vol. III, Monroe Co. Ohio Records for the tombstone inscription of both Adams. I did not find Adam and Susannah in Salem Twp. in 1850.

Note: Typed, by Richard E. Henthorn, from the article by Mrs. Fedorchak that was published in, Family Research in Monroe County, Ohio, Volume VIII. The article is inconsistent in the spelling of the Henthorn(e) surname. Some commas were added by Mr. Henthorn to improve readability.

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