Evan Henton Jr.

22 June 1781–15 March 1847 (Age 65)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Evan

Evan Henton Jr. was born on 22 June 1781, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States as the son of Evan John Henton and Mary Lincoln. He married Eleanor Lasswell on 7 September 1799, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 15 March 1847, in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65.

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Evan Henton Jr.
Eleanor Lasswell
Marriage: 7 September 1799
Evan J. Hinton
William Henton
Moses Henton
Evan J. Henton
Sarah "Sadie" Henton
Jacob Henton
Allie M. Henton
John L. Henton

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  • Marriage
    7 September 1799Shelby, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America
    Age 2
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
    1792 · Becomes the 15th State
    Age 11
    On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 19
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English (Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire): habitational name from either of two places called Henton (Oxfordshire, Somerset). The Oxfordshire placename derives from Old English hēan, the weak dative form of hēah ‘high’ (originally used after a preposition and article), + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The Somerset placename probably derives from Old English henn ‘hen’ + tūn.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    • Evan Henton in entry for Thomas F Comer and Mary W Hinton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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