Name: James Heaton
Given Name: James
Birth: 30 May 1752 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire 1
Death: AFT 1791
!MARRIAGE: Probate Records, Wills, Inventories, and Claim Accounts, Vol 1; 1771-1789; Cheshire Co, NH; pp 30, 419; Cheshire Co Probate Court, Keene, NH.
Change Date: 8 Jun 2013 at 17:07:17
!MARRIAGE: Town Records, Vol 2; 1741-1844; Town Clerk, Swanzey, Cheshire Co, NH; p 175; FHL Salt Lake City, UT, Film #15328; NOTE: both of Swanzey. Marriage found in Swanzey town records/pg. 175/ both bride & groom from Swanzey Film #15328. Swanzey History book/pg. 366 states parents, spouse and children. James was the third James Heaton, the original being from Wrentham, Mass. James' grandfather (James of Wrentham, Mass) was one of the first grantee's of the town. He and his sons were large land owners in the area.
Military history: pg. 26/His. of Swanzey/Served under Capt. Willard, 1747, in the winter (1747/48) and during the Revolutionary War, a large number of Middlesex Co. men were protecting the garrisons.
James Heaton,(2nd) William and Samuel Heaton, served along with William Grimes who were of and living near the Ashuelots. The families were listed as being in the Ashelots prior to the burning of Lower Ashelot. Small wonder, that having served with his father, James the second, son James would marry William Grimes' daughter.
From Swanzey, New Hampshire, the Heaton family moved to Shilburne, Massachusetts. James Heaton served two terms in the Revolutionary War, serving at the Battle of Ticondergoga, 1777. James and his wife, Susannah Grimes, were in Buckland, Massachusetts in 1784 before moving to Waitsfield in 1793. In 1800 the family moved to western New York.
Susannah was the daughter of William Grimes who immigrated from England. It was ?admiringly noted that she could walk upstairs, carrying a sixty pound tub of butter under each arm, a valuable accomplishment in a new country.?
James and Susannah's son, John Heaton, became a successful farmer in Canton, New York. He was also known for his outspokenness on being a Democrat in a predominantly Republican community.
The family continued to live on the farm for over 100 yrs. After John died his brother, Elhanen Winchester Heaton, managed the farm. The farm eventually became part of what is now known as Heaton Hill.
Susannah Grimes c: 27 Jan 1760 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
13 Aug 1778
in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire 2
- Rachel Heaton b: 1 Oct 1779 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- William Heaton b: 1 Apr 1781 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- Susannah Heaton b: 25 Jan 1783 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- Nathan Heaton b: 1 Dec 1784 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- Esther Heaton b: 14 Jan 1787 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- James Heaton b: 30 Jul 1789 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- John Heaton b: 6 Jun 1791 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire
- Title: Birth Records: New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904
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Note: Name: James Heaton
Birth Date: 30 May 1752
Birth Place: Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
Father's Name: James Heaton
Mother's name: Abigail
FHL Film Number: 1000946
- Title: Marriage Records: New Hampshire Marriages, 1637-1947
Publication: FamilySearch Historical Record Collection
Note: Film Number: 1001262
Digital Folder Number: 4243053
Image Number: 3107