HI! JOY, THE SETH LOTHORP YOU MENTION, I THINK IS FROM THE REV. JOHN LOTHROP FAMILY VIA; Taken from the Cooke & England site. Mark LATHR0P was born on 9 Sep 1689 in BRIDGEWATER, BRISTOL, MA. (1889)(1890) (1891) He died after 1743 in Easton, MA. (1892) Lo-Lathrop: Say that his death is unrecorded. He was, however, elected to serve as selectman, but declined in 1743. Is this a second marriage for Mark? 33 seems a little "elderly" for a first marriage! Parents: Samuel (2) LATHROP and Sarah DOWNER.
He was married to Hannah ALDEN on 29 Mar 1722 in Bridgewater, MA ?.(1893) (1894) MB&D p. 43: Mark Lathrop, (son of Samuel) b. 9 Sept. 1689, Bridgewater, d. 1777*, Easton. Gives three children Jonathan, Joseph and Seth Lathrop.
Lo-Lathrop Memoirs: They call her dau. of Dea. Joseph Alden of Bridgewater and g-grand-dau. of Hon. John Alden of Duxbury.
Children were: Jonathan LATHROP, Joseph LATHROP, Seth LATHROP.
I HAVE SEEN THE CENSUS RECORDS FOR A SETH LOTHORP IN CHARLESTON, S.C. IN 1790. IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THIS SETH IS THE SAME SETH AS THE SON OF MARK LATHROP.(OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW THAT THE SPELLING OF THE NAME IS MOST ALWAYS INCORRECT)
FRANCIS LOWTHROP OF CRAVEN CO.( I KNOW THAT YOU DID NOT MEAN ANSON CO.) WAS OUR GR-GR-GR-GR-GRANDFATHER AND HIS SON, FRANCIS JR.; TWO DAUGHTERS, MARY AND JANE WERE IN HIS HOUSEHOLD IN 1790. HIS WIFE AND HIM ARE TWO OF THE OVER 45 YRS. AND IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THE OTHER MALES WERE INDENTURED PERSONS OTHER THAN THE 11 SLAVES HE OWNED.I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY EVIDENCE THAT HE HAD ANY OTHER CHILDREN OR FAMILY LIVING WITH HIM.
IN THE DEED OF HIS LAND BEING SOLD AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1806, MENTIONED ONLY HIS THREE CHILDREN FROM HIS FIRST MARRIAGE AND ONE CHILD FROM HIS SECOND MARRIAGE. IF THERE WERE OTHER CHILDREN THAN THEY HAD EITHER DIED BEFORE THAT DATE OR DIDN'T EXIST.
FRANCIS JR. WAS THE SAME PERSON LISTED IN THE 1820 CENSUS OF ANSON CO., I CONVENCED! ALL OF THE CHILDREN LISTED FIT WITH WHAT WE KNOW FROM LATER CENSUS RECORDS. WHY HE WAS LISTED AS "NORTON F. LOWTHORPE", I CAN'T EXPLAIN UNLESS THAT'S A PART OF HIS NAME THAT HE USUALLY DIDN'T LIKE TO USE. THERE ARE TWO OTHER PERSONS LISTED AS BEING IN HIS HOUSEHOLD, I WONDER WHO THEY WERE; COULD HAVE IT BEEN HIS STEPMOTHER AND HIS STEPSISTER?