The Genealogy of the Following Families:
The Simon Family of Willebadessen, Germany, and its Descendants in America
The Barcant, Krogh, d'Abadie, and Related Families of Trinidad and Tobago
The Hurd and Clark Families of Kent County, Delaware and Caroline County, Maryland
The Dolan and Carr Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; County Donegal, Ireland; and America
The McGillin Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thomas HurdAbt 1830 - 1867 (~ 37 years)
Name Thomas Hurd Born Abt 1830 Delaware, United States Gender Male Died May 1867 Kent County, Delaware, United States Siblings 1 sibling 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, United States , d. Bef 1892 (Age ~ 59 years) Married 14 Nov 1849 Kent County, Delaware, United States Children 1. Robert Pennewill Hurd, b. 27 Apr 1853, Wyoming, Kent County, Delaware, United States , d. 2 Oct 1907, Milford, Sussex County, Delaware, United States (Age 54 years) 2. Rebecca Hurd, b. Abt 1857, Delaware, United States , d. Bef 1870, Delaware, United States (Age ~ 12 years) 3. Walter Hurd, b. Abt 1862, Delaware, United States , d. Yes, date unknown 4. Thomas Hurd, b. Jan 1866, Delaware, United States , d. Yes, date unknown 5. Richard Hurd, b. Abt 1869, Delaware, United States , d. Yes, date unknown 6. Sarah Hurd, b. Aug 1869, Delaware, United States , d. Yes, date unknown Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 Family ID F1676 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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.
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.
Laborer (1850 U.S. Census)
Farmer (1860 U.S. Census)
Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware (1850 U.S. Census)
Hazlettville, Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware (1860 U.S. Census)
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.
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.