Hannah Heaton

22 October 1826–1 April 1876 (Age 49)
Idle, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Hannah

When Hannah Heaton was born on 22 October 1826, in Idle, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Benjamin Heaton, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Ann Margerison, was 39. She married Christopher Thornton on 3 February 1846, in Calverley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Cedar, Utah, United States in 1860 and Colorado, United States in 1870. She died on 1 April 1876, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Jones
Hannah Heaton
Marriage: 20 November 1856
Sleena Deliah Jones
Mary Elizabeth Jones
Hannah Rosella Jones
Charles Augustus Jones
James William Jones
George W Jones

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1856Springville, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 16
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hēah ‘high’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’: Heaton (Yorkshire, Northumberland); Heaton Norris, Heaton under Horwich, Heaton with Oxcliffe, Great Heaton, Little Heaton (all Lancashire); Capheaton, Kirkheaton (Northumberland); Cleckheaton, Hanging Heaton, Kirkheaton (Yorkshire). This surname was taken to Ireland in the mid 17th century, and within Ireland is now mainly found in Ulster.

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

    Story Highlight

    Hannah Was a Member of the Martin Handcart Co.

    Hannah Heaton Thornton was a member of the ill-fated Martin Handcart Co. She was 29 years old when she joined the Martin Co. She is listed as a member of this company.

    Sources (25)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Hannah Heaton - Cemetery record or headstone: birth-name: Hannah Heaton
    • Hanh Thornton in household of Richard Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Hannah Heaton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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