John Henton

1732–1804 (Age 72)
Exeter Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Henton was born on 1 June 1732, in Exeter Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, George H. Henton, was 52 and his mother, Persis Boone, was 47. He married Esther Evans in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 31 October 1804, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Henton
Esther Evans
David Henton
Benjamin Henton
Benjamin Henton
Katherine Hinton
Joseph Henton
Ebenezer Henton
Sarah Henton

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Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 26

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 44

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

Age 44

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

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 .

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

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