Henry Livingston (1776 – Jan 1858)

Henry Livingston was born in Pennsylvania before 28 Sep 1776 (539). Henry may have been a son of John Livingston who resided in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania until at least 1786. Before Sep 1806, Henry married Nancy Bell Morton in Indiana County, Pennsylvania (341, 369). Born before 28 Sep 1783, Nancy Bell Morton was a daughter of John Morton and his wife Mary of the Black Lick Township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. At their marriage, Henry Livingston was about 30 years old; Nancy Bell Morton was about 23 years old.

By 1807, Henry Livingston was living in the Black Lick Township of Indiana County, Pennsylvania where he appeared on a tax list as a wagon maker (802). Black Lick was notable for this trade. A daughter, Margaret Livingston, was born to Henry and Nancy Livingston in Jun 1807 (341, 803). A son who has not been identified was also born prior to 1810. The 1810 federal census of Black Lick in Indiana County, Pennsylvania enumerates the household of Henry Livingston age 28–44 years, a female, age 28–44, who was almost certainly Nancy Bell (Morton) Livingston, a male and a female both less than 10 months old were also living in the household. Presumably, the female was Margaret Livingston.

On 11 May 1814, a daughter Sarah Jane Livingston was born to Henry and Nancy Bell Livingston. A son Henry Livingston, Jr. was born on 10 Apr 1816. Presumably, both Sarah Jane and Henry were born in the Black Lick Township of Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

The 1820 federal census of the Black Lick Township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania enumerates the Henry Livingston household, including his wife, Nancy Bell (Morton) Livingston and five children (544). Henry Livingston was 45 years or older. Nancy Bell Livingston was 16–25 years old. A male, less than 10 years old, was likely Henry Livingston, Jr., and a female, less than 10 years old, was likely Sarah Jane Livingston. A male, 10–15 years old; a second male less than 10 years old, and a second female, less than 10 years old, have not been identified.

A son William Bell Livingston was born to Henry and Nancy Livingston on 17 Nov 1823 (369). A son James Livingston was born in Mar 1825.

In 1830, the federal census of Indiana County, Pennsylvania records Henry Livingston as 50–59 years old and his wife Nancy Bell Morton as 40–49 years old (545). A male less than five years old was likely James Livingston. A female less than 10 years old, a male less than five years old, and a female less than five years old have not been identified.

On 2 Jan 1831, a son, David Ralston Livingston, was born to Henry and Nancy Bell Livingston at Blairsville in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

At the 1840 federal census of Black Lick Township in Indiana County, Henry Livingston and Nancy bell Morton were both 50–59 years old (538). A male 10–14 years old was likely James Livingston, and a male less than 10 years old was likely David Ralston Livingston. A male and a female both 10–14 years old have not been identified.

The 24 Sep 1850 federal census of the Black Lick Township of Indiana County, Pennsylvania enumerates the household of Henry Livingston, 74 years old and working as a wagon maker (539). His wife Mary was 64 years old. Also living in the household was a son David Livingston, 20 years old and working as a laborer. Henry Livingston held real estate valued at $150. All Livingston family members were born in Pennsylvania.

Nancy Bell (Morton) Livingston died on 12 Jan 1857 at Chestnut Ridge in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. In Jan 1858, Henry Livingston died at the same location.

Notes and Comments

At the 27 Sep 1850 federal census of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, Henry Livingston reported that he was 74 years old and born in Pennsylvania, implying that he was born before 28 Sep 1776 (539). At the 1850 census, Henry’s wife, Nancy Bell (Morton) Livingston was 64 years old, implying that she was born before 27 Sep 1786 (539).

Indiana County, Pennsylvania was created on 30 Mar 1803 from parts of Lycoming and Westmoreland Counties.

Margaret Livingston, the first child born to Henry and Nancy Bell Livingston, was born in Jun 1807 (341), implying that Henry Livingston and Nancy Bell Morton married before Sep 1806.

The age structure of 1830 federal census record assumed to be the Henry and Nancy Bell (Morton) Livingston household is inconsistent with dates of birth of their children (545). In 1830:

Margaret Livingston, a: 22–23
Sarah Jane Livingston, a: 15–16
Henry Livingston, Jr. a: 13–14
William Bell Livingston, a: 6–7
James Livingston, a: 4–5 .

A female, a: 5–9; a male, a: < 5; and a female a: < 5 are not accounted for within the know children of Henry and Nancy Bell Livingston. The 1830 census of Black Lick Township includes only one record that can be construed to correspond to the Henry Livingston household.

Similarly, in the 1840 federal census enumeration of the Henry Livingston household, a male, a: 10–14 and a female, a: 10–14 are not accounted for.

At the 1850 federal census of the Black Lick Township in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, Henry and Nancy Bell Livingston and their son David were living adjacent to the dwelling of their son William Bell Livingston and his wife Mary (Kunkle) Livingston (539).

Sources

341. Margaret Clark, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, Ohio, 2 Jun 1900. Roll 1288, Page 1B, Enumeration District 0035, FHL Microfilm 1241288. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

369. Certificate of Death, William B. Livingston, 9 Sep 1911, Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas, USA. Kansas State Board of Health, Kansas. (Image on file.)

538. Henry Livingston Household, 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Black Lick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Roll 463, Page 7. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

539. Henry Livingston Household, 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Black Lick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, 27 Sep 1850. Roll M432_785, Page 144, Image 288. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

543. Henry Livingston Household, 1810 U.S. Federal Census, Black Lick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Roll 49, Page 225, Image 00070, Family History Library Film 0193675. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

544. Henry Livingston Household, 1820 U.S. Federal Census, Black Lick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Roll M33_105, Page 6, Image14. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

545. Henry Livingston Household, 1830 U.S. Federal Census, Black Lick Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Roll 152, Page 205. (Images: Ancestry.com. Image on file.)

802. Caldwell, John Alexander. 1745–1880 History of Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Newark, Ohio, 1880.

803. Gravestone, Margaret (Livingston) Clark. Prairie Township Cemetery, Holmesville, Holmes County, Ohio. Find A Grave Memorial 27138845. (Images: Find A Grave. Image on file.)