Fandom

Familypedia

Henry Gore (c1789-1869)

215,617pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Henry Gore was born circa 1789 in New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States of America to Henry Gore (1736-1791) and Anna Catherine Keller (1761-1840) and died 24 February 1869 in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America of unspecified causes. He married Susanna Swinney (1790-1846) 15 March 1808 in Monroe County, West Virginia, United States. He married Jane Thompson (1799-1880) 19 October 1846 . Ancestors are from the United States.

Henry had an ongoing affair with Jane Thompson which led to his first wife Susanna leaving him and moving to Missouri along with some of her children. After hearing of his first wife's death in Missouri he married his long time mistress Jane. He also had one known child by his slave Jennie. "The love story of Henry Gore and Jane Thompson is not your ordinary tale.

Henry was born in 1791 and married when he was only 17 years old. His wife was an 18 year old girl named Susannah Swiney. They began having children that very same year. By the time they hit age 30 there were already 5 little children in the Gore family.

All the while a young girl had been growing up. In 1820 she became 21. It is not known exactly how they met or fell in love but soon Jane Thompson became pregnant. In the early 1800’s this could not have been an easy lot for any of the three people involved in this love triangle.

When Henry and Susannah moved, Jane followed their path. Henry had the means to support both families. Over the years he purchased more than 1000 acres of land in Fayette County (now Raleigh), Summers, and Mercer .

Henry and Susannah remained married and continued to have children. But at the same time, over the next 8 years Jane gave birth to another 3 children. Each of her children carried her last name of Thompson, and not the name of her only love.

In 1833 Susannah left Henry. They were separated but never divorced. Susannah had at least 10 children by then. Some records have 12 children by their marriage. On June 28,1846 Susannah died at the age of 56.

In October of that year Henry took Jane Thompson to be his wife. Together they had given birth to 6 children over a 24 year history of loving each other. There were no more children born to this union since Henry was 55 and Jane was 47 years old.

In the 1950 census the youngest two children were still living at home. By the time the 1860 census was taken Henry and Jane were growing old together.

Henry died in 1868 and was buried in the Brammer Cemetery at Odd, West Virginia. Three of Jane and Henry’s children died before them. Jane lived in Raleigh County West Virginia for another 12 years as a widow until her death on October 16, 1880.

Henry Gore and Jane Thompson were Ora Belle Thompson’s 2nd great grandparents."



Children


Offspring of Henry Gore and Susanna Swinney (1790-1846)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Gore (1808-1884) December 1808 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 8 August 1884 Savannah, Andrew County, Missouri, United States of America Frances Keaton (c1808-1876)

William Allen Gore (1809-1878) 27 December 1809 Monroe County, West Virginia, United States of America 16 April 1878 Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa, United States of America Isabella Jane Campbell (1811-1886)

Elizabeth Gore (1811-1848) 1811 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 6 February 1848 Gentry County, Missouri, United States of America Jacob Meadows (1790-1874)

Martin Luther Gore (1813-1875) 15 October 1813 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 27 May 1875 Davis County, Iowa, United States of America Hannah Yates Shelton (1811-1892)

Isaac Gore (c1816-1857) 1816 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 21 February 1857 Rushville, Buchanan County, Missouri, United States of America Mary Fances Farley (c1833-)

Joseph Gore (1819-1900) 28 July 1819 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 8 February 1900 Westland, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, United States of America Jane Fanning (1826-1900)

Wilson M Gore (1820-1845-) 15 October 1820 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 1845 Polk County, Missouri, United States of America
Lewis Gore (1821-1905) 29 October 1821 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 18 January 1905 Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri, United States of America Hannah D Unknown (1820-1909)

Greenville B Gore (1823-aft1900) June 1823 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 1900 Missouri, United States of America Frances V Stultz (c1827-)

Matilda Gore (1823-1898) 5 August 1823 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 1898 Buchanan County, Missouri, United States of America
Sarah Gore (c1826-1897) 1826 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 3 October 1897 Stone County, Missouri, United States of America Thomas Newman (c1819-)

Henry F Gore (1827-1883) 7 July 1827 Giles County, Virginia, United States of America 20 January 1883 St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, United States of America Margaret Elizabeth Stultz (c1829-)

Offspring of Henry Gore and Jane Thompson (1799-1880)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Thompson (1822-1915) 27 May 1822 West Virginia, United States of America 3 May 1915 Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America Joseph Lilly (1803-1883)

Lydia Thompson (c1823-1885) 1823 West Virginia, United States of America 25 October 1885 Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America Green Meador Swinney (1823-1895)
Robert Mills (1818-1871)

Aden Thompson Sr. (1827-aft1900) 1827 West Virginia, United States of America 1900 Dosie Meadows (1830-1893)

Amanda Thompson (1826-1853) 19 February 1826 West Virginia, United States of America 4 September 1853 Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America John W Bragg (1815-1894)

David Thompson (c1831-1860) 1831 West Virginia, United States of America August 1860 Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States of America
Henry Winton Thompson (c1830-)
Nancy Thompson (c1834-)
Eliza Jane Thompson (1835-1910) March 1835 West Virginia, United States of America 1910 Elijah Preston Lilly (1836-1912)

Offspring of Henry Gore and Jennie (Gore) (c1820-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rachel Gore (1845-1931)

Siblings


Offspring of Henry Gore and Margaret Unknown (c1737-bef1779)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Lydia Gore (c1757-) 1757 Virginia, United States of America
Elizabeth Gore (c1759-) 1759 Virginia, United States of America John Harrison (c1755-)

John Gore (1761-1834) 17 March 1761 New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States April 1834 Overton County, Tennessee, United States Elizabeth Grigsby (c1760-1838)

Isaac Gore (1765-1848) 2 March 1765 Virginia, United States of America 17 March 1848 Overton County, Tennessee, United States of America Ingabo Byrd (1765-1842

Eleanor Gore (c1767-) 1767 Virginia, United States of America
Margaret Gore (c1769-) 1769 Virginia, United States of America
Mary Ann Gore (c1771-) 1771 Virginia, United States of America
Sarah Gore (c1763-) 1763 Virginia, United States of America William Marshall (c1759-)

Offspring of Henry Gore and Anna Catherine Keller (1761-1840)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Gore (c1780-1867) 1780 Virginia, United States of America April 1867 Summers County, West Virginia, United States of America Martha Pine (-bef1846)
Rachel Swinney (1783-1858)
Louisa Meador (1819-1899)

Henry Gore (c1789-1869) 1789 New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States of America 24 February 1869 Mercer County, West Virginia, United States of America Susanna Swinney (1790-1846)
Jane Thompson (1799-1880)
Jennie (Gore) (c1820-)

Robert Gore (c1783-bef1880) 1783 Virginia, United States of America 1880 Boone County, West Virginia, United States of America Tomsey Jarrell (c1778-c1853)

Nancy Gore (c1785-1841) 1785 Virginia, United States of America 1841 William McDaniel (c1777-)

James Gore (1787-1855) 25 December 1787 Virginia, United States of America 13 April 1855 Tipton County, Indiana, United States of America Unknown (-bef1807)
Sarah Farley (1788-1862)

Other Records

GILES COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Alexander Stuart to Henry Gore, 10 Sep 1813----¤¤¤----

THIS INDENTURE made this 10th day of September one one thousand eight hundred and thirteen between Alexander Stuart of the County of Augusta and State of Virginia of the one part and Henry Gore of Giles County and State aforesaid of the other part witnesseth that for & in consideration of one dollar current money of this commonwealth to the Said Alexander Stuart in hand paid at ____ before the ensealing of these presents He eccept thus of he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Henry Gore and his heirs a certain tract or parcell of Land containing two hundred and seventeen acres by Survey lying and being in Giles County on Stony run a branch of Iland creek and bounded as follows towit, BEGINNING at two white oaks near a corner of Robert Clendenans South fifty six poles to a white oak South eighty eight degrees west twenty poles crossing the run to a hickory South Eighteen degrees East forty poles to an ash South fifty seven degrees East forty six poles crossing a branch to two hickories North Seventy two degrees East one hundred sixty four poles to a poplar and Shugar tree N thirty three degrees East one hundred (looks like a line was lost at bottom of p. 314) North thirty one degrees west one hundred and twenty four poles to a black oak South Seventy eight degrees west forty six poles to a white oak north Seventy one degrees west Sixty poles to a white oak South thirty degrees west one hundred and sixty eight poles to the BEGINNING with its apurtainances to the Said Henry Gore his heirs etc to the sole use and behoof of the Said Henry Gore and his heirs etc and the Said Alexander Stuart for himself and his heirs the said tract or parcel of Land to the Said Henry Gore his heirs assigns will warrant and forever defend free from all & Every other claim or claims whatever in witness whereof the Alexander Stuart hath here unto set his hand and Seal the day and year first above writen.

Alex Stuart (Seal)

Signed sealed and deliveredcin presence of: John McLaugherty, Henry E. Smith, James McLaugherty, Isaiah Hall & Saml Brown

At Giles March Court 1814 this deed of bargain & sale from Alexander Stuart to Henry Gore was Proven by the Oaths of Henry E. Smith, James McLaugherty, & John McLaugherty three of the witnesses thereto Subscribed and ordered to be recorded.

Test David French CGC



The Adulterous story of Henry Gore and Jane Thompson is your typical tale with a twist.

Henry was born in 1791 and married when he was 19 years old to beautiful 17 year old Susannah Swinney. They began having children right away. By the time Susannah hit age 30 in 1820 there were 6 children in the Gore family.

All the while young Jane Thompson who lost her mother at age 3 and raised by a stepmother had been growing up in the neighborhood too. In 1820 Jane Thompson was 21. It is not known exactly how Henry met the fetching young Jane and began having an affair but soon enough Jane Thompson had their first daughter Elizabeth in May of 1821. In the early 1800’s an affair with a birth could not have been an easy thing for two people to keep a secret. None the less they would keep at it for years to come.

When Henry and Susannah moved, Jane was separately brought along and established in a home as Henry had the means to support both families. Over the years Henry purchased more than 1000 acres of land in Fayette County (now Ralei gh), Summers Co., and Mercer Co.

Henry continued to have children with Susannah too so she was doing her duty as a good wife should. Susannah from 1820 to 1828 produced 7 more children, bringing another into the world for Henry at the rate of nearly one every year. However, over the same time period Jane was giving birth at about half the rate. She would add another 4 to Henry's list of children. Each of Jane’s children carried her name, Thompson, and not the name of their father, Gore.

Finally in 1833 Susannah had had enough of Henry’s continuous adultery. She threw him out and they were separated but never divorced. Susannah had produced 13 children for Henry and he needed to support them and her. That is what he had to do for the next 13 years. On June 28, 1846 betrayed Susannah died at the age of 56.

Four months later in October of 1846 Henry, with great celebration on his side of the mountain, joyfully took Jane Thompson to be his wife. Together they had given birth to 8 children over a 24 year history of the adulterous affair and were now able to make it legal. There were no more children born to this union. However there is a twist because even Jane Thompson, of course, was being cheated on by Henry Gore. This third woman’s name is Jenny and she produced at least one child, Rachel Gore on 3 Jan 1845. The timing of this child’s birth is during Henry’s separation from his wife Susannah and while he is living fully with Jane Thompson. Rachel Gore died in 20 Jan 1931.

In the 1850 census the youngest two Thompson children, now Gores, were still living at the Thompson Gore home. By the time the 1860 census was taken Henry and Jane were growing old together.

Henry died in 1868. Jane Thompson lived on in Raleigh County West Virginia for another 12 years as Henry’s widow until her death on October 16, 1880. She was not buried with Henry and neither was Jenny for that matter. A Gravestone was erected for Henry in the Brammer Cemetery at Odd, West Virginia, by a caring Thompson Granddaughter, Amanda Fink. His lonely stone can be found sitting conspicuously amoung all the Fink families.

Dresslerus 2013

Public Records

  • United States Federal Census
    • 1810 Giles County, Virginia - Henry Goar
      • M16-25
      • F16-25
      • M?10
      • M>10
    • 1820 Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia - Henry Gore
      • M26-44
      • F26-44
      • M10-15
      • M>10
      • M>10
      • M>10
      • F>10
      • F>10
    • 1840 Mercer County, Virginia - Henry Gore
      • M40-49
      • F40-49
      • F20-29
      • M15-19
      • M15-19
      • M15-19
      • M10-14
      • F10-14
    • 1850 District 59, Raleigh County, Virginia
      1. 125, 125
      • Henry Gore, 60 VA, farmer, $500
      • Jane Gore, 52 VA
      • Winton Gore, 15 VA
      • Eliza Gore, 10 VA
      1. 126, 126
      • David Thompson, 20 VA, farmer
      • Penettia Thompson, 24 VA
      1. 127, 127
      • Aden Thompson, 33 VA, farmer, $250
      • Mary Thompson, 28 VA
      • Allen N Thompson, 1 VA
    • 1860 Raleigh County, Virginia
      1. 531, 483
      • Henry Gore, 70 VA, farmer
      1. 532
      • Jane Gore, 61 VA, matron, $1000, $827
    • 533
      • Vissa V Bragg, 7 VA
  • West Virginia Death Index


References

See also

External links

Contributors



Sources and notes

¶ Death
  • West Virginia Death Index

Name: Henry Gore Birth Date: abt 1784 Birth Place: Mercer, Virginia Death Date: 24 Feb 1869 Death Place: Mercer, Virginia Death Age: 85 Marital Status: Married Gender: Male Father Name: Henry Gore Mother Name: Catherine Gore Spouse Name: Jane Gore FHL Film Number: 804477




Contributors

  Elrondlair

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki