Notes for Thomas Salts Sr.:
Thomas Salts was listed in the 1782 and 1784 Virginia State Census, listing three in the household in Hampshire County.
On July 21, 1789, he received a land grant of 202 acres in Hampshire County, Virginia.
On June 24, 1814, he purchased land in Ross County, Ohio.
This land is now in Vinton County. Due to many boundary changes, the land purchased by Thomas Salts was in three different counties (Ross, Jackson, and Vinton) from 1814 to 1850.
Thomas and his sons came to McArthur, Ohio, and they worked as coal miners and lumbermen.
Thomas and Mary are buried near Bethel Church, Vinton County, Ohio. This is the site of the "Old McArthur Cemetery". There is a marker for Mary, but none for Thomas.
State: VA Year: 1782
County: Hampshire County Record Type: Continental Census
Township: 03 00 Page: 25
Database: VA Early Census Index
Birth Date: 1759 Birth Place: Virginia
Volume: 152 Page Number: 251
Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. Va. By U.S. Bureau of the Census.
Washington, 1908. (189p.): 25
The 1781-82 Hampshire County, Virginia Personal Property Tax List:
Name Tithes Slaves above 12 Horses Cattle
Salts, Thomas - - 2 5
1810 Ohio census:
State: Ohio Year: 1817
Township: Harrison Page: 21
(Note: Due to the boundary changes, Harrison Township in Ross County is now Harrison Township in Vinton County.)
Thomas Salts, who came from Dublin, in 1776 and located in Hampshire County VA., later West VA., Received land grants in 1789 of 132 acres on Lost River and one of 71 acres on the Great Cacapon.
In 1819 paid taxes in Jackson Cty, Ohio.
Mary Burton. She was born on 05 Jan 1763 in England. She died on 10 Jul 1846 in Vinton County, Ohio. Burial in Old McArthur Cemetery, Vinton County, Ohio.
Thomas Salts Sr. and Mary Burton. They had 6 children.
Gravesite Details This Information Comes From The Ahnantafel Report For Thomas Salts, Sr. - Courtesy of Tina J. Kutschbach.