John Silverthorn

6 November 1798–6 May 1854 (Age 55)
Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Silverthorn was born on 6 November 1798, in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Silverthorn, was 20 and his mother, Sarah Sharp, was 23. He married Caroline Davis in 1824, in Fairview Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Fairview, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 6 May 1854, in Fairview Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Silverthorn
1798–1854
Caroline Davis
1807–1859
Marriage: 1824
Esther Amanda Silverthorn
1825–1908
Silverthorn
1829–1829
Helen Silverthorn
1845–1845
Presley Silverthorn
1847–1847
Myron Hutchinson Silverthorn
1827–1899
Harriet Silverthorn
1833–1913
Elvira Silverthorn
1834–1913
Emeline Silverthorn
1835–1904
Cynthia E. Silverthorn
1837–1921
John Norton Silverthorn
1840–1909
Levi Jeremiah Silverthorn
1843–1928

Spouse and Children

    Male1798–1854Male

    Caroline Davis

    Female1807–1859Female

MARRIAGE
1824
Fairview Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(11)

    Esther Amanda Silverthorn

    Female1825–1908Female

    Male1827–1899Male

    Silverthorn

    Male1829–1829Male

    Harriet Silverthorn

    Female1833–1913Female

    Female1834–1913Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1798–1854Male

    Sarah Silverthorn

    Female1802–1860Female

    Isaac Silverthorn

    Male1803–1840Male

    Isabella Silverthorn

    Female1804–1893Female

    Jane B. Silverthorn

    Female1804–1870Female

+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 14

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English (mainly Bristol and Gwent): of uncertain origin, apparently a habitational name from some lost or unidentified place deriving its name from Old English seolfor ‘silver’ + þorn ‘thorn bush’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Silverthorn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John in entry for Esther A Luther, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • John Silverthorn in entry for Levi J Silverthorn, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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