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Thomas Hurd

Thomas Hurd

Male Abt 1830 - 1867  (~ 37 years)

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  • Name Thomas Hurd 
    Born Abt 1830  Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1867  Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5130  Simon and Related Families | Descendants of Thomas Hurd (1826-1867) and Rachel Foreacres
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2015 

    Father Hurd 
    Family ID F1677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Foreacres,   b. Abt 1832, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1892  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1849  Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Pennewill Hurd,   b. 27 Apr 1853, Wyoming, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1907, Milford, Sussex County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Rebecca Hurd,   b. Abt 1857, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)
     3. Walter Hurd,   b. Abt 1862, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Thomas Hurd,   b. Jan 1866, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Richard Hurd,   b. Abt 1869, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Sarah Hurd,   b. Aug 1869, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F1676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Nov 1849 - Kent County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1867 - Kent County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Year of birth estimated to be 1826 from age (24 years) given in 1850 U.S. Census for Delaware, Kent County, Dover Hundred, page 185A, line 41. Enumerated as "Thomas Herd" with wife, Rachel, and with several other individuals: a Jane Herd who is only 9 years younger than Thomas (page 185B, line 1), and so seemingly a sister; three Jackson-surnamed individuals -- Thomas Jackson, age 12, John Jackson, age 9, and James Jackson, age 7; and a Kitty Foreacres, age 21 years. Kitty Foreacres appears in the 1860 Census Record, and thus establishes a link between this Thomas Hurd and the one in the 1860 Census. The three Jackson brothers might provide a clue as to which part of the Hurd family tree Thomas fits.
      Year of birth estimated to be 1830 from age (30 years) given in the 1860 U.S. Census for Delaware, Kent County, p. 99, line 23. State of birth given as Delaware. Enumerated in close proximity to the family of Joseph and Aphilda Foreacres -- seemingly as if Joseph had two daughters (Rachel Hurd and Caroline Golt) and their husbands on farms adjacent to his.

      FAMILY CONNECTIONS: The fact that this Thomas Hurd is living with a sister who is still a child suggests that both his parents were dead. Also on the same page of the 1850 Census is a household headed by "Joseph Herd," with his wife, oldest child, and a 13-year-old apparent sibling. He may also be a brother of Thomas. If so, that would make Thomas Hurd a likely son of George Hurd, Jr.

      MARRIAGE:
      Delaware Marriage Records, Kent County, Vol. 90, p. 10 (Church Record); Vol. 25, p. 210 (Bond).
      The 1850 U.S. Census record also indicates that Thomas and Rachel had been married within the past year.
      Thomas and Rachel Hurd are also enumerated in the 1850 U.S. Census immediately after Joseph and Susan Foreacres.

      OCCUPATION:
      Laborer (1850 U.S. Census)
      Farmer (1860 U.S. Census)

      ADDRESS:
      Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware (1850 U.S. Census)
      Hazlettville, Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware (1860 U.S. Census)

      DEATH:
      Wife Rachel listed as head of household in 1870 U.S. Census for Delaware, Kent County, p. 238.
      Date inferred as being close to the beginning of May 1867, based on the date of the probate records for Thomas Hurd.

      PROBATE:
      Administration letter appointing appraisers for the estate of Thomas Hurd was dated 4 May 1867, and the appraisal was completed on 13 May 1867. The value of the belongings of Thomas Hurd was $296.55 and an estate sale was held on 14 May 1867. Among the list of buyers of the goods was "Rachel Hurd, widow." Kent County, Delaware Probate Records for Thomas Hurd (1867-1869) in Delaware State Archives, Hall of Records, Dover, Delaware.


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