Connie, I have found Hartins in South Carolina in the early 1800s who came from Ireland. As far as I know they are not connected to the Hartons in Warren County, NC. Thomas appeared as a sergeant in the Granville Militia in 1749, but I have found early Hartons in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. I have not been able to link Thomas to any of those. I would think that your Hartins would have come from New England. North Carolina was a long way off.