Chronology of John W. Hilton, 1797 – 1850


Notes:

[1] At the time of the 1790 census Albany County included all of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties.

[2] The churches were the Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church and then the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Saratoga at Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York

[3] Up to 1791 Hilton family baptisms were at the Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church which became part of the new Rensselaer County at that time. After that time the family moved to Saratoga County where John W. Hilton was born.

[4] Ancestry.com errs in that this page from Greenfield Township is indexed under Northumberland Township

[5] Although speculative, it is assumed this is the family of the Hannah Wrought, the future wife of John W. Hilton.

[6] The biographical sketch of John Hilton (1827-1905) gives the name of his mother as Hannah Wrought. Since John Hilton himself probably wrote this biographical sketch the numerous variants of this surname are discounted.

[7] Richard Hilton’s Revolutionary War pension application of 1834 states that he moved to Oneida County in 1805

[8] The census of 1810 shows the family living in the city of Albany rather than Oneida where Richard’s pension application said he moved in 1805; the variance is not understood.

[9] It is possible that Richard and his son Peter jointly owned the farm in Oneida County but that Richard lived in the City of Albany while Peter lived in Oneida County.

[10] Iosco Township, section 11, E1/2/NE & NW/NE, at a cost of $1.25 per acre:

[11] With a real and personal estate of $1341 and taxes paid of $2.40

[12] This is speculative. The ship, SS Constitution, Arrived in San Francisco on December 28, 1850; From Panama after a passage of 23 days from Panama via Acapulco, Mexico, and after experiencing severe and boisterous weather during the whole passage. The Sacramento Transcript, December 30, 1850, listed the passengers including J. W. Hilton and J. M. Hilton, whereas the Daily Alta California, December 30, 1850, notes J. W. Kilton, sic, and J. M. Hilton. It is assumed the references are to John W Hilton and Jeremiah Hilton.
Hiram Hilton was already in California at that time, enumerated as a miner on September 20th in the United States Federal Census of 1850. He is listed as an inhabitant on the Cosumnes River, El Dorado County, California owning real estate valued at $800.

[13] Sold to Rufus S. Griffin (description of land - 120 acres in Section 11, Iosco Town, Livingston County in consideration of $1215.00)

 

Summary of the census entries for the family of John W. Hilton, 1797-1850,
of Oswego County, New York and Livingston County, Michigan
  Name b. 1810 18201 18302 18403 18504 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910 died married
H John W. Hilton 17975 10 lt 16 16 lt26 30 lt 40 40 lt 50 536 decd         1850  
W Hannah Wrought 18017   26 lt45 30 lt 40 40 lt 50 51 608 69 79 decd   1884 c 1818
  Female     lt 10*                    
                             
Ch1 Permelia c 1819   lt 10 10 lt 15 nf 309 4110 4911 60     aft 1878  
h1 Boyd W. Phillips 1813       20 lt3012 37 46 56 nf decd   1892 unk
h2 Conrad Gulmire 1814           4813 5814 nf decd   1884 1881
                             
Ch2 Maria 1820     5 lt 10 15 lt 20 2815 3916 49 59 80 89 1912  
h Joseph Palmer 1817         31 41 52 decd     1878 1843
h2 Jacob R. Sturr 1819                 decd   1899 1885
                             
Ch3 Emeline 1822     5 lt 10 nf 28 368 47 57 7617 88 1912  
h Cornelius Bonter 1820         30 40 50 60 decd   1890 1842
                             
Ch4 Richard 1824     lt 5 15 lt 20 nf 338 4318 5519 nf decd 1907  
w Rachael Ann Bailey 1827           31 42 52 nf decd 1908 1842
                             
Ch5 John 1827     lt 5 10 lt 15 2320 298 4321 5322 72 decd 1905  
w Eliza Averill 1831         19 28 40 48 68 7823 1911 1850
                             
Ch6 Henry 1830     lt 5 10 lt 15 20 308 3924 4925 7226 decd 1909  
w Susan Rebecca Bennett 1841         10 19 28 37 61 68 1923 1858
                             
Ch7 Martha 1831       10 lt 15 209 3016 40 49 69 78 1910  
h Gideon Gibbs 1820         30 40 49 59 decd   1896 1846
                             
Ch8 Mary Jane 1832       5 lt 10 18 268 39 47 63 decd 1909  
h James D. Bonter 1824         32 30 40 53 74 decd 1902 1850
                             
Ch9 William 1834       5 lt 10 17 2416 358 43 65 76 1922  
w1 Jane Wellman 1845           148 25 nf nf nf 1940 1863
w2 Dora Simmons 1846               30 52 decd 1910 1881
                             
Ch10 Female c 1836       lt 5 decd           bef 1850  
                             
Ch11 George 1838       lt 5 12 238 decd       1862  
w Jane Wellman 1845           14   nf nf nf 1940 1861
                             
Ch12 Dorothea 1840       lt 5 10 218 decd       1862  
h2 Francis C. Morgan 1838           23 decd       1864 1861
                             
Ch13 Charles 1842         8 198 27 37 54 67 1913  
w Weltha A. Harrison 1844         6 16 23 36 53 68 1926 1863
                             
              1850 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910 died married

Note: Bold indicates enumerated in the household of Richard Hilton
Note: nf means not found in the census record
* 1820 census includes an unknown female, lt 10; who may have been a daughter who died young