Joseph Henton

1756–1836 (Age 80)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Henton was born in 1756, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Henton, was 24 and his mother, Esther Evans, was 30. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Mrs. Jane Hinton. He died in 1836, at the age of 80.

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Joseph Henton
Mrs. Jane Hinton
John Hinton
Sarah Hinton
Lucinda Hinton
Margaret Hinton
Hattie Hinton
Thomas Hinton

Spouse and Children


    Mrs. Jane Hinton




    John Hinton



    Lucinda Hinton


    Margaret Hinton


    Hattie Hinton


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World Events (8)


Age 20

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 20

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 21

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

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)

  • Joseph Henton in entry for Jane Henton, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Joseph Henton in entry for Lacinda Henton, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • Joseph Henton in entry for Lucinda Henton, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"

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