Joy, I thought that I'd offer my 2 cents' worth here in response to your query. First, I have no information about either Seth Lothorp in 1790 nor Leonard Lothrop in 1820.I suspect that they were both from the Rev John Lathropp's progeny.
Regarding Francis in Craven County (not Anson County) in the 1790 Census, I've always thought that this was our family and have based a lot of years of research on this assumption, BUT I DO NOT HAVE UNEQUIVOCAL EVIDENCE OF DESCENT FROM FRANCIS SR TO CHURCHWELL LOWTHORP!@!
Nonetheless, there is substantial circumstantial evidence to conclude that this Francis is Churchwell's grandfather and thus "our" family.I can prove that Francis Jr. is the son of Francis Sr. in New Bern...through the court records of the dispostion of Francis Sr's estate in 1813, and that Mary and Jane are also of this family.Now to the census data:
Clearly Francis is one of the Males over 16; the others are or may be: Francis Jr. born in 1774, would have been 16 by July of 1790, may be the one male under 16 depending on the date of the census. Martin Wallance endentured in 1788 when he was 15; John Hobday, endentured in 1789 when he was 17; Unknown, probably another endentured apprentice; Unknown, probably another endentured apprentice. Jonathan, born 29 Aug 1781, would have been 8 or 9 on this census. Likely the under 16 male. Mary, Jane and Elizabeth were probably the females and the other free white is an unknown, but may have been a domestic, not endentured or a renter.
Now to Norton F. Lowthorp in Anson County in 1820.I take this to be Francis Jr. although I cannot account for the Norton name.The census data are/might be:
Male over 45...Francis Jr. 1 male 10-16, may have been Churchwell, born 1811, 9 in 1820. 3 Males under 10, depending on when the census was taken, Joseph Ervin, born 1812, 8 in 1820 Bryant, born 1815, 5 in 1820 Burell/Burwell, born ~1820, maybe...depending on the date fo the census.Then again, the 10-16 may have been another child about whom we've never learned and Burrell is not listed since he would not have been born yet!!?? There's a noticable period between 1805 and 1811 when Delaney could have had one or more children and none are found. 2 females 10-16 are probably Jane and Matilda who were born in 1805 and either twins or born in the same calendar year.Mary, born about 1803 is not present, although I wonder if she would have married yet?? the female 26-45 is Delaney Braswell Lowthorp, born to Richard Braswell and Elizbeth Blow Braswell about 1783 in Craven County and married Francis Jr. in 1803.
Again, Seth and Leonard, I attribute to another family, not "ours."Hope this helps or gives you a point of departure for further research.
Glad to have you active again.Hope all is well. Doug