John M. Henthorn
Problem: The Tip of the Iceberg lists the marriage as: ABT 1857 which is 3 years after the birth of the first child, 19 Aug 1854.
Census: 1860, in Monroe Co., OH, Jackson Twp. # 1091/1091, page 160, 28 Jul 1860
John Henthorn, 22, m. farmer, /$50, OH
Lyda A., 22, f. domestic, OH
Ezra, 1, m. OH; Huldah, 8/12, (or 2/12) f. OH
(Furnished by Gordon Paul)
Census: 1870, in Monroe Co., OH, Jackson Twp. # 107/107, p. 107
John Henthorn, 30, OH, farmer; Lydia, 30, OH, keep house;
Ezra, 11, OH, farm work; Matilda, 10, school; Wesley, 8, OH;
Harvey; 5, OH; Hannah J., 2, OH
(1870 census data furnished by Estral Tennant)
Census: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Jackson Twp. # 144/145
John Henthorn, 42, OH OH OH; Lydia, 42, w. OH PA OH
Ezra W., 22, s. OH OH OH; Huldah M. 20, d. OH OH OH
John W., 18, s. OH OH OH; Harvey W., 16, s. OH OH OH
Hannah, 12, d. OH OH OH; James M., 9, s. OH OH OH
Benjamin, 6, s. OH OH OH; Susan M., 5, d. OH OH OH; Ernest, 2, s. OH OH OH
(Furnished by Richard E. Henthorn)
DEATH: The middle initial, "M," was obtained from line 69 of the Tyler County, WV death records.
OBITUARY: John M. Henthorn, born 26 May 1838 in Monroe Co., OH, died 16 Apr 1909, 79 years, 10 months, 20 days. He married Lidia A. Kent when 20 years old. They had 12 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters survive. Five children and his wife died previously. He spent all of his life in Monroe Co. except 1 year (11 years ?) in Tyler Co., WV. 2 brothers, and 7 children and 4 grandchildren. He was buried in West Union Cemetery. (Source: Spirit of Democracy, 20 Apr 1909 - furnished by Winefred Weaver and Ray Alfred Stewart)
CEMETERY: The gravestone at West Union Church of Christ Cemetery, Perry Twp, west of Sardis, OH, for John M. Henthorn, lists dates as: b. 26 May 1838, d. 16 Apr 1909. There also is an, E.S. Henthorn in the plot, this person has not been identified, as of Jan 1994. (Furnished by: Delbert Henthorn)
CEMETERY: Tombstone at the West Union Church of Christ, Sardis, OH reads: JOHN M.; HENTHORN; BORN; MAY 26 1938; DIED; APR. 16, 1909; AGE; 70Y 10M 20D. (Source: Photograph furnished by Darlene Bacon)
PROBATE: Per Executor Records, Vol. 4, Page 250, Woodsfield, Monroe Co., OH. It shows: no widow, and the following living children, Hulda M., John W., Benjamin F., Micajah G., Lucy L., Louisa E., and James W.