Tombstone Tuesday – May 24, 2021 – Jonathan Silverthorn

Jonathan Silverthorn tombstone, Woodhouse United Old Methodist Cemetery, Woodhouse Twp., Norfolk County, Ontario

Jonathan Silverthorn was born on January 14, 1791 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the son of George and Anna (Morgan) Silverthorn. They had six children; Agnes (1785), Morgan (1789), Jonathan (1791), William (1793), Nicholas (1795), George (1798). George and Anna and two of their children are listed in Rowan, North Carolina in the 1790 Federal Census. The Silverthorn family arrived in Canada prior to the the 1810 marriage of their son, Jonathan and the War of 1812. Anna died in Ontario in 1811 and George died eleven years later in 1822. It is obvious that they felt a loyalty to the British Monarch.

Jonathan married Phoebe Green in Townsend Township, Norfolk County, Ontario in 1810. They had nine children; Edith (1812), Elisha (1816), Rebecca (1818), Isaiah (1824), Ephraim (1824), Hiram (1826), Elizabeth (1828), Jeremiah (1830), John Wesley (1833).

Jonathan and Phoebe (Phebe Green) Silverthorn are listed in the Loyalist registry in Ontario.

One hundred and seventy three years ago, Jonathan died on May 24, 1849 in Norfolk County, Ontario. He is buried in the cemetery at Woodhouse United Church also known as Old Methodist Church.

Woodhouse United Church formerly Old Methodist Church

Rest in peace, Jonathan!

Love, Jan

Jonathan is my four times Great Grand Uncle. George Silverthorn and Anna Morgan are my 5 times Great Grandparents. I have four DNA connection thru Jonathan Silverthorn through Ancestry.

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