Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Will of Jonathan A Hearn, b. 1812

James Hearn also provided me a transcript of the will of Jonathan A Hearn of Sussex, born 1812. The will lists his wife, Frances S. Hearn, and his six children: Job S., Elijah R., Alfred W., Stephen G., Mary E., and Martha A. Will dated 3 Sep 1894.
"He stipulates that he set up the cemetery there for the purpose of buring relatives and friends of the family. He also arranged for his wife, Frances S., himself and Patrick, his son to have tombs erected for themselves, but not necessarly there. As a matter of fact they are burial in Cemetery #81 at Laurel. The dates on the stones there agree with the 1870 census of him and his family..." (James Hearn)
Here is Jonathan A's family in the 1870 census:

The will and the census clarify this paragraph from page 47 of Hearne History (italics are my clarifications):
Elijah Hearne, date of birth and death and name of wife not known; left children Job, Alfred and Francis. Jonathan Alfred, born 1814 (b. 1812); married Francis Sirman 1835 (she was born 1813), children Patrick (b. 1836), Alfred Wheelbanks (b. 1842), Stephen (not living with Jonathan Alfred in 1870) , Mary E. (b 1849), Martha (b. 1851), Job S (b. 1853) and Elijah R. (b. 1855). Patrick born 1836: married Fannie Traverse 1870 and died the same year. Alfred Wheelbanks married Anne Collier; children: Clarence and Susie. Stephen Hearne married Miranda Hastings: children: Jennie and Patrick. Martha Hearne married E. Frank Hearne, who now lives in Laurel, Dalaware. Job Hearne married Ella Henry; children: Grace, Ira and Alfred. Elijah married Dora Henry; children: Caldwell and Cleveland.
The family is also found in the 1860 Census,
Census 1860 Delaware Sussex Little Creek Hundred pg 446
Family 942
Jonathan A Hearn, 48, M, W, Farmer, Del
Frances Hearn, 47, F, W, Del
Patrick H Hearne, 24, M, W, Clerk, Del
Alfred W Hearn, 18, M, W, Del
Stephen G Hearn, 16, M, W, Del
William H Hearn, 14, M, W, Del
Mary E F Hearn, 12, F, W, Del
Martha A Hearn, 10, F, W, Del
Job S Hearn, 8, M, W, Del
Elijah K Hearn, 6, M, W, Del
William Miller, 20, M, M, Farm Laborer, Del
Ann M Matthews, 35, F, B, Servant, Del

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