In 1798 or 1799, James Henthorn settled at the mouth of Sunfish Creek after moving there from the old fort on Wheeling Creek. His children were as follows: James; John; Henry; William; Adam; Ann; and Mary. He made improvements where Clarington now is located. At the same time, Charles Atkinson cleared 15 acres which later was known as the W.H. Mallory farm. In 1802, Alexander Newlen cleared 10 acres on the Joel Yost farm. Other settlers includes Elijah Johnson; James Scott; Robert Baldwin; James Walton; and Jonathan Rutter. William Powell settled at the mouth of Sunfish Creek and kept the ferry. The following persons settled along the valley of the creek in the order given: John Vandevanter; Peter Vandevanter; Andrew McKee; William McCoy; Joseph Blare; Matthew Brown; Richard Cain; and Samuel Buskirk. David Howell, Reuben Redman, and Reuben Sturgeon lived on the hills near the mouth of the Creek. Other large settlements were made by the Bowen family; the Roby family; the Twible family; the Preble family; the Gillmore family; the Davis family; the Ross family; the Watson family; the Jones family; and the Kyger family. These settlements furnished settlers for many other parts of the County -- especially further up the creek and on Will's Creek.
I am looking for Matthew B Henthorn c 1825 probably Monroe co who married Jane Brown of Monroe Co or Belmont co in 1846 after moving to Stephenson co IL with the Browns, Hathaways and Mallorys from the Clarington Area.WH Mallory listed in the historical brief above was youngest brother of Dewitt Clinton Mallory who married Jane Brown's sister, Eleanor.
Matthew B Henthorn died in 1904 Cass co MO.
Matthew B. Henthorn to Jane Brown, 1846-06-08, Stephenson Co
1850 census Rock Run Twp Stephenson Co Matthew B Henthorn1825 OH Willa J Henthorn 1826 OH Sarah Henthorn 2 Mary Parken 1838 PA
jane Brown's mother, Jane Hurley Brown died at jane's home in Stephenson co in 1849.
Matthew Henthorn had lived in Hardin co Iowa for a time....which is where some of Jane's extended family lived.
Pitts Chapel Cem Cass co MO Catherine Jane Henthorn 1869 (1859) d 1885 Jane Brown henthorn 1824 d 1912 Jane S Henthorn unk d 15 Apr 1913 (this is a duplication of Jane Brown Henthorn per death cert) mathew B Henthorn 1825 d 1904 nannie c Henthorne Stuart