Evan Henton Jr.

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

The Life of Evan

Evan Henton Jr. was born on 22 June 1781, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States as the son of Evan 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

Spouse and Children

7 September 1799
Shelby, Kentucky, United States


    Evan J. Hinton




    Sarah "Sadie" Henton


    Jacob Henton


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Lincoln




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: habitational name from a place so called, probably either the one in Oxfordshire, which is named from Old English hēan, the weak dative case of hēah ‘high’ (originally used after a preposition and article), + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, or the one in Somerset, which is from Old English henn ‘hen’ (perhaps a byname) + tūn. The surname, however, is now most common in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, and could be a variant of Hinton .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Evan Henton in entry for Thomas F Comer and Mary W Hinton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Evan Hunter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Evan Henton, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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