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(John) Hezekiah TONG

Male 1801 - 1862  (61 years)


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  • Name (John) Hezekiah TONG  [1, 2, 3
    Born 25 Nov 1801  Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 1862  Clarksville, El Dorado, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Madison Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115  Tong Family History
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 

    Father William TONG(UE),   b. 08 Aug 1756, Prince George's Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1848, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Elizabeth THOMAS,   b. 1774,   d. 1855  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 04 Jun 1794  Washington Co, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet

    Family Margaret COMPTON,   b. Abt 1808, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1879, Clarksville, El Dorado, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 1827  St.Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Elizabeth TONG,   b. 1823, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Clarksville, El Dorado, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +2. Samuel TONG,   b. 04 Aug 1828, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1896, Clarksville, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Gilbert Shores TONG,   b. 29 Jan 1830, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Sacramento, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. James Jameson TONG,   b. 1841, St Louis, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1875, Stockton, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     5. William Richard TONG,   b. 1846, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1924  (Age 78 years)
    +6. Judith TONG
    +7. Susan TONG
    +8. Elizabeth TONG
     9. Richard TONG,   d. Jul 1903
     10. Edward P TONG
    +11. John Hezekiah TONG,   b. 1848, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1927, Sacramento, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1801 - Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1862 - Clarksville, El Dorado, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Madison Co, Missouri Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • HS #4-21-8
      1807 - moved to Ohio Co., KY
      1819 to Madison Co., MO
      1830 census data - Madison Co., MO.

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      http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2943598/person/-1798886867?ssrc=
      Joerger Tong Cemetery - not sure where this is?

      Hotel Keeper

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      from John Milliken papers

      Son of William Tong and Elizabeth Thomas. He was born 25 Nov 1800 probably in Washington Co, Md and went to Ohio Co, Ky in 1807 and to Madison Co, Mo in 1819 with his parents. Madison Co is just south of St. Louis, Mo where he probably met and married Margaret Compton, daughter of Joseph and Margaret Compton. The Comptons came from Iowa and are said to have been Mormans, although I have been advised by the Morman church that they have no record of them but they admit their records for that era are very sketchy. One Compton was a member of te Morman Batallion. The Compton family is said to have retrned to the East with the exception of Margaret who stayed in Missouri and married Hezekiah Tong. Margaret date of birth is calculated to be 1808. Hezekiah and Margaret were probably married in 1827 as their first son was born 4 Aug 1828. Tradition says he was a saddler and harness maker in Ky and Fairfield Co, Ohio.

      Hezekiah and Margaret had thirteen children in St. Louis, Mo and their second son Gilbert Shores Tong went to the coast by way of the Oregon Trail in 1849-50. In 1852, Hezekiah and Margaret with six more of the children followed while the res of the children remained in Missouri or went East.

  • Sources 
    1. [S115] Tong Book - 2nd edition - 1974.

    2. [S105] Teresa Maclin.

    3. [S164] John M Milliken papers.