Saturday, August 11, 2012

Henthorn, Daniel Hitt

Daniel Hitt Henthorn

Daniel Hitt Henthorn (James, John, John) was born on 23 Aug 1802 in , Fayette, PA. He died on 23 Aug 1872 in Bucyrus, Crawford, OH. He was buried in Aug 1872 in Bucyrus, Crawford, OH, Oakwood Cemetery.

Problem: If his father, James, mentions the birth of his new son, Daniel Hitt Henthorn in a 19 Mar 1802 letter to the Rev. Daniel Hitt his birth date can't be 23 Aug 1802 as reported.

Marri: Batch #: M514131, Source Call #: 910669

Daniel and Rachel Henthorn had 8 children and 7 were living as of 1893.

Daniel H. Henthorn, was a native of Fayette County, Pennsylvannia, and was a cabinet-maker, a carpenter, a contractor, etc., by trade, devoting the most of his life to that business. His later days were spent as an architect. In 1813, when a boy, he came to the Buckeye State with his parents who were among the early pioneers of Licking County. There he was married to Miss Rachel R. Morrison, a native of Fayette County, Penn., who came with her parents to Ohio when small. They were early pioneers of Licking County.

After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Henthorn removed to Crawford County, Ohio, settled in Bucyrus, in 1833, and were among the early inhabitants of that place. Indians were numerous in the vicinity at that time. Of the eight children born to the above mentioned marriage seven are now living, one, Eugene E., having been killed at the battle of Fredericksburg in 1862. Mr. Henthorn died at Bucyrus in 1872, and his widow survived him several years, her death occurring in Indianapolis in 1884.
(Source: Pictorial and Biographical Memoirs of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana, 1893, page 432).

RELATIONSHIP: Daniel Hitt Henthorn and John Matson Hitt Cloud were 1st cousins, 1 generation removed. Their common ancestor was John Henthorn, Jr., the grandfather of Daniel Hitt Henthorn.

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