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HISTORY OF THE 



BORTON AND MASON FAMILIES 



IN EUROPE AND AMERICA. 



Compiled by 

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INTRODUCTION. 



The work of compiling this book should have been done by other 
hands hi days long past, and we have taken it up simply as a duty and 
labor of love, and not with hopes of any pecuniary gain. In the main, 
written records have been relied upon; written statements from in- 
dividuals have, in some instances, been inserted, and where tradition 
is given, it is so stated. 

This work is compiled and published especially for the home circle 
of the Borton and Mason families, and those who have descended there- 
from ; and we hope and desire that it may be received in the same spirit 
in which it has been written. Some families will not appear owing to a 
lack of proper data concerning them; but knowing their ancestors for 
two or three generations, will be able to trace their genealogy and family 
history back to the progenitors. Much authentic history has been in- 
serted, believing that it will not only add interest to the book, but will 
help to preserve it for those who may come after us. 

There will doubtless be mistakes in geneological data, compilation 
and construction of this volume; but when we think of the wa'c, stu- 
pendous in its nature, which has been done during moments of ,i«me as 
they could be snatched from a busy professional life, and also think of 
the vast correspondence and research required, we believe that all criti- 
cisms will be considerate and charitable. 

THE COMPILER. 



EXPLANATORY NOTES. 



The arrangement of the work is by generations, and the names of 
the children in each generation who married are carried forward as 
parent of the following generation. 

The index includes the eighth and ninth generations, and the 
numeral placed, in each instance, before the name Borton and Mason can 
through the above arrangement be readily traced back to the progenitor, 
assisted by the number of each generation given at the margin of each 
page. 

The abbreviations are: b., born; d., died; m., married; gen., gen- 
eration. 

These families will be known and spoken of as follows : 

New Jersey Bortons. 

Ohio Bortons, descendants of 

Benjamin, Sr. of the IVth gen., immigrated to Gurnsey Co., Ohio, 
1804. 

Samuel, Sr., of the Vth gen., immigrated to Stark Co., Ohio, 1808. 

Daniel, Sr., of the Vth gen., immigrated to Stark Co., Ohio, 1810. 

Josiah, Sr., of the IVth gen., immigrated to Clinton County, Ohio, 
1812. 

Sons of Bethuel, of the Vth gen., immigrated to Fulton County, 
Ohio, 1836 to 1839. 

Indiana Bortons, Ira Borton, and Sons of Samuel, Jr., Vlth gen., 
immigrated from Stark County, Ohio, 1858. 

Masons, "Evesham" Burlington County, New Jersey. 

Masons, Ohio branch, descendants of John Mason, of the 5th gen., 
who immigrated to Fulton County, Ohio, 1839. 

In preparing this history of the Borton and Mason families, search 
has been made in Friends Records of monthly meetings in Philadelphia, 
Pa., and also in Friends Records, London, England, also local church 
records in that country. A thorough search in the Congressional 
Library, Washington, D. C, also, in Friends Library, Philadelphia, and 
in the University Library, Urbana, 111., and all books have been examined 
that would probably give information with regard to the history or 
genealogy of these families. We have given the biographies of noted 
persons in the Mason family, compiled in part by Miss Eleanor Lexing- 
ton, while others have been taken from Encyclopedias and other authen- 
tic sources of information. While the present work has to do with the 



BORTON FAMILY 

Evesham New Jersey branch of the family, we believe a short history 
of the family at large will not cause a lack of interest in the work. Fur- 
ther, we wish to acknowledge our obligations to the following named 
persons, for assistance rendered in securing the required data and for 
the interest taken in the work. 

Charles H. Engle, Mount Holly, New Jersey. 

Richard Haines, Medford, New Jersey. 

John W. Borton, Cambridge, Ohio. 

Amelia Eliza Tarr, Manasquan, New Jersey. 

Ner B. Borton, Camden, New Jersey. 

S. Eliza Hunt, Camden, New Jersey. 

George B. Borton, Moorcstown, New Jersey. 

Joel Borton, Woodstown, New Jersey. 

Anne R. Borton, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. 

Mary Ellen Borton, Belmar, New Jersey. 

Amy A. Hendrickson, Haddonfield, New Jersey. 

Susan V. Borton, Zenia, Ohio. 

Sarah A. Metzger, Salem, Ohio. 

Daniel C. Borton, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Paul G. Agnew, Washington, D. C 

George O. Borton, Bridgeport, Conn. 

Katie Borton, New Burlington, Ohio. 

Daniel J. Prickitt, West Unity, Ohio. 

Emily A. Town, West Unity, Ohio. 

Leonidas Hubbard Sr., Rapid City, M 

Byron Hubbard, Waldron, Mich. 

Maysie Light, Arapahoe, Nebraska. 

Mary S. Allen, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Isaac Sharp, London, England. 

Louisa A. Borton, Bourbon, Indiana. 

Cornelia W. Griscom, Medford, New Jer 

Lucina J. Rodi, Calumet, Mich. 

Joseph Borton, Scottsville, Mich. 

Ann D. Harley, Bedford, Iowa. 

Lucina Haas, Ithaca, Mich. 

Sarah Towns, Ludington, Mich. 

Albert Towns, Bethany, Mo. 

Amanda Millbern, Mentone, Ind. 

Marion E. Sparks, Urbana, Illinois. 

Asa V. Borton, LaFayette, Ind. 

Daniel Borton Sr., Salem, Ohio. 

Jesse Leroy Cox. Barrvton, Mich. 

Mary A. E. Matlack, LaFayette, Ind. 

Joseph H. Borton. Atlantic City, New Jer 



Julia D. M. Walls, Philadelphia, Pk 

S. F. Rexstrew, South Bend, Ind. 

Edmund Darnell, Atlantic City, N. J, 

Maud W. Gassin, Camden, N. J. 

David L. Ballinger, Moorestown, N. J. 

Caroline Borton Zelley, Moorestown, N. J 

Charles S. French, West Philadelphia, Pa. 

David T. Ballinger, Marlton, N. J. 

Thomas Borton, Mullica Hill, N. J. 

Uriah Borton, Moorestown, N. J. 

Carl D. Borton, Bowen, Illinois. 

T. Artemas Borton, Plymouth, Indiana. 

Josiah B. Borton, Merchantville, N. J. 

Norman Penney, London, E. C. 

Thamazine M. Haines, Medford, New Jersey. 

Tiichard A. Warrick, Hartford, New Jersey. 

William H. Zelly, Marlton, New Jersey. 

Amos A. Zelley, Masonville, New Jersey. 

Levi Ballinger, Moorestown, New Jersey. 

Lillie I. Rogers, Merchantville, New Jersey. 

Elmina K. Borton, Moorestown, New Jersey. 

Ruth Dudley, Richmond, Indiana.. 

John B. Atkinson, Earlington, Kentucky. 

Mary E. Mason, Marietta, Ohio. 

Kate Mason Rowland, Washington, District of Col^unil* 

Leila Ballinger Wythe, St. Joseph, Missouri 

'ohn Borton, Cambridge, Ohio, R. F. D. 



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THE BORTONS IN EUROPE. 

The ending of the name in "ton," and the location of a town named 
Bourton in Gloucestershire, a county adjoining that of Northampton, 
would indicate that the ancestors of John, the immigrant to America, 
were of Norman origin, and were no doubt one of the tribes who came 
into England at the time of the Conquest in 1066; and that Bourton in 
Gloucestershire was their county seat, and which was devised to them 
by William the Conqueror. Tradition says that the chief of this tribe 
was John of Bourton, and that later the crest on the arms was a boar's 
head. 

We quote the following from Joseph Besse's "Collections of the 
Sufferings of the People Called Friends for the Testimony of a Good 
Conscience." Two Vol., London, 1753. 

"In I mo., 1660, John Bett and John Borton, of Aino, Northampton- 
shire, were taken out of their own houses by soldiers, and committed 
to prison for refusing the oaths. Also, in the year 1665, John Bett, 
John Borton, Edward Hardley and John Holcroft, (poor laborers) had 
their goods taken by distress for a fine of four shillings each, imposed 
for four weeks' absence from their parish church." 

In the year 1674, Oxfordshire; taken by distress for meetings this 
year, from John Holcroft, John Borton and Thomas Mercer, i pound, 
15 shillings. From a search made in Friends' Records, London, it is 
probable that John, the immigrant, with Ann, his wife ,were the only 
converts to the Friends' faith in the Borton family; and being persecuted 
not only by the established church of England, but possibly by members 
of his own family, he sought a home and refuge in the new country. 
He became a Friend, as shown above, many years prior to immigration; 
and the dates of births of all of his children except the youngest daughter, 
who was born in America, are to be found in Friends' Records of Eng- 
land. There are Bortons who still reside at Aynho and vicinity, and all 
Bortons in America, so far as known, descended from John and Ann; 
and the ancestry in all cases has so far been traced back to these pro- 
genitors. 

In Samuel Smith's History of the Colony of New Caesaria, or New 



BORTON FAMILY 

Jersey, 1765, page 151-152, "Transactions of the Assembly of West 
New Jersey, Session 1682, ist to nth, i mo.," states that John Borton 
was chosen in connection with William Brightwen for constable of 
London tenth. John Borton in his will left his sons, John Jr. and 
William, shares which he owned in the above named tenth. Throughout 
the county of Burlington, a tenth of land was considered as 32,000 acres 
and the inhabitants thereof were entitled to ten representatives in the 
General Assembly of West Jersey, which Assembly was empowered to 
appoint persons to fill all public offices from Counsellors to Constable. 

We have been able to trace the genealogy of the Borton Family, 
in America, back to John Borton and Anne, his wife, who came from 
the Parish of Aynho, Northampton county, England, in the year 1679, 
in company with several families of Friends. In this company of 
Colonial Immigrants were the progenitors of the Gardiner, Moore, 
Prickitt, Evans, Collins, Engle, and Troth families. 

John Borton, with Anne, his wife, and seven children, two boys and 
five girls, settled at Hillsdown, on the Northampton River, now known 
as Rancocas Creek, New Jersesy. The land which he entered was a 
tract in Evesham township, now Mount Laurel, Burlington county. New 
Jersey. The tract of land extended from a line now occupied by the 
Mount Holly and Moorestown turn pike to Rancocas Creek, and was 
known as the "Borton Tract." 
jf his six daughters, but does not name them 

John Borton died at Hillsdown in the year 1687, leaving a will dated 
28th day of the 5th month, and proved the nth month and 14th day of 
the same year. He named his son John and William antf^enumerates 
The "Borton Tract" of land, by will, became the property of John 
Jr. and William ; and from them to their descendants. A portion heired 
by John Borton Jr., he felt to his son John, from whim it descended 
to his son, Abram Borton. 

Abram was a son of John Borton and Elizabeth Lord. He married 
Rachel Engle. They had a son, Uriah Borton, who married Mary 
Collins. He heired a portion of the "Borton Tract" on which he lived, 
and at his death, left the same to Joseph Borton, their only son, who 
married Sarrah Jessup. 

Joseph was born on the homestead of his ancestors, April 29th, 
1800; here he resided until 1835, when he purchased 127 acres of land 
in possession of the family as late as 1882.* We insert a cut taken from 
on the Rancocas and Burlington road, in the township of Westhampton. 
Here he resided until his death, April 9th, 1868. His wife Sarah, died 
26-9 mo., 1876, age 53 years. Portions of the "Borton Tract" remained 
if a photo of a portion of the "Borton Tract" showing the farm buildings 
at the present time. (See Frontispiece.) 



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GENEALOGY. ]1 

John Borton, Jr., and William Borton purchased land on North- 
ampton River, Burlington County, New Jersey, in lo mo., 1681, one 
hundred and seventy-five acres, and one hundred and fifty acres respec- 
tively. 

Certificate of removal of John Borton, the Immigrant, from Eng- 
land to America. 

John Borton and Anne, his wife, of Hillsdown on the "Northampton 
River," Burlington County, New Jersey, came from the Parish of Aynho, 
Northamptonshire, England, bringing a certificate from the monthly 
meeting of Borton, in Oxfordshire, dated 3rd month, the 5th, 1697, O. S., 
and signed by a number of persons who vouch that they have "Known ye 
sd John and Anne Borton these many years, and that they have walked 
honestly among us, living in the fear of God and in obedience to the 
blessed truth revealed in this our day, and have been of a good savor to 
friends and to their neighbors in ye village where they dwell." 
Names of Signers of Certificates: . 

Richard Tredwell. 

Bray Dailey. 

Ralph Hills. 
John Smith. 

Thomas Butcher. 

George Ason. 

Thomas Penn. 

Thomas Marcer. 

John Butcher. 

Peter Barrett. 

William Potter. 

William Tredwell. 

Simon Thompson. 

John Lange. 

Richard Parker. 

Christopher E. Barrett. 

Richard Maull. 

John Gardner. 

Thomas OllifTe. 

Richard Vivers. 

Timothy Burbro Jr. 

Richard Haines. 

James Treppes. 

Timothy Burbro, Sr. 

Thomas Sherwell. 

John Hastings. 

Nathaniel Ball. 



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"We and other Friends found freedom in ourselves, to give this 
testimony." 
L John Borton and Ann's children were : 

John Jr., b. 27-9 mo., 1669; m. i 

m. 2. Ann Darnely, 1717, 
m. 3. Mary Hillbourne, 173; 

William, b. 2-4 mo., 1672; m. Hannah Cole, 1699. 

Anne, b. 18-8 mo., 1660; m. Thomas Barton, 1681. 

Elizabeth, b. 27-5 mo., 1664; m. John Woolman, 1684. 

Esther, b. 25-5 mo., 1667; m. John Haines, 1684. 

Mary, b. 5-8 mo., 1678; m. Francis Austin, 1696. 

Susanna, b. 24-8 mo., 1675. 

II. John Borton Jr., son of John Borton and Ann, married three 

wives. First wife, ; Second wife, Ann Darnely; 

Third wife, Mary Hillbourne. The children by first wife were: — 

\-Obadiah, b. 1708; m. Susannah Butcher, 
m. Mary Driver. 
John, b. ; m. Elizabeth Lord. 

Willam, b. ; m. Deborah Hedge, 

m. Abigail Lord. 
Hannah, b. ; m. John Darnell. 

John Borton and Ann, the immigrants, had one daughter born in 
America, some time between 1679 ^^^ 1687. Nothing is known with 
regard to her. 

III. John Borton, son of John Borton Jr. and first wife, married 

Elizabeth Lord, daughter of John was born 4-3 mo., 

1696. Their children were: 

John, b. 16-12 mo., 1730; m. Rebecca Haines. 
Abram, b. 1732; died 1777; m. four wives. 
Abigail, b. 1735; m. Reuben Braddock, 1765. 

m. Joseph Wilkins, 1784. 
Issac, b. 1737; m. Mary Hooten, 1761. 
Elizabeth, b. 1740; m. Joseph Gauntt, 1762. 
Jacob, b. 1742; died young. 

III. Obadiah Borton, son of John Borton Jr. and first wife, married 
Susannah Butcher, daughter of Samuel Butcher and Silence Bunting. 
Their children were : — 

Silence, b. 

IV. Mary, b. ; m. Joseph. Engle. 
Solomon, b. ; m. Elizabeth 

IV. Samuel, b. 27-4 mo., 1743; m. Rhoda Packer, ii-ii mo., 1776. 

Susannah died and Obadiah married Mary Driver. Their children 
were : — 



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Jane, b ; m. Thomas Bond. 

IV, Josep^, b. ; m. Nancy Cliflfton. 

Phebe, b. 
IV. John, b. 9 mo., 1755; m. Hannah Haines, 1776. 
IV. Benjamin, b. 5-4 mo., 1761; m. Charity Rogers, 16-3 mo., 1780. 
IV. Job, b. ; m. Anna Rogers. 

III. William Borton, son of John Borton Jr. and first wife, married 
Deborah Hedge, daughter of Benard Hedge and Elizabeth Prague. 
Their children were: — 

William, b. ; m. Martha Owen, 1760. 

Esther, b. ; m. William Troth, 1757. 
Hannah, b. ; m. Joseph Lippincott, 1763. 

Deborah died and William married Abigail Lord. Their children 
were : — 

IV. Joshua, b. ; m. Mary Lippinj )tt, 1772. 

m. Rachel Borton, 29-9 mo., 1781. 

m. Elizabeth Newton Woolman. 
IV. Josiah, b. ; m. Rebecca Haines, 1774. 

IV. Caleb, b. ; m. Silence Willetts, 1766. 

IV. Sarah, b. ; died single. 

III. Hannah Borton, daughter of John Borton Jr. and fire wife, 
married John Darnell, the projenitor of the Darnell family, in 1722. 
Their children were : — 

Edward, b. 14-1 mo., 1730; m. Jane Driver. 

Lewis, b. 1736; m. Grace Thomas, 1759. 

Hannah, b. 1742. 

William, b. 1739. 

Jemima, b. 1744; m. Rehoboam Braddock. 

IV. Edward Darnell, , son of John Darnell and Hannah Borton 
daughter of John Borton and Ann, married Jane Driver. They had two 
children : — 

Samuel, b. 

Edmund, b. 1768; m. 1790, Rachel Dudley. 

V. Edmund Darnell, son of Edward Darnell and Jane Driver, mar- 
ried Rachel Dudley, daughter of Joshua and Rachel Dudley. Their 
children were: — 

Job, b. ; m. Agnes Mullen. 

VI. Job Darnell, son of Edmund Darnell and Rachel Dudley, married 
Agnes Mullen, daughter of William Mullen and Elizabeth Lukens. 
Their children were: — 

Charles, b. ; m. 1852, Lydia Haines. 

Edmund, b. ; m. Esther Jessup. 

Sarah, b. ; m. Mark H. Busby. 

Agnes, b. ; single. 



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Henry, b. ; m. Anna Engle Prickitt. 

VII. Charles Darnell, son of Job Darnell and Agnes Mullen, married 
Lydia Haines. They had two children : — 

Emily H., b. 

Joseph H., b. ; the family are all deceased. 

VII. Sarah Darnell married Mark H. Busby. She was a daughter of 
Job Darnell and Agnes Mullen. They had two children. 

Georgiana, b. ; single. 

Walter J., b. ; m. Emily Borton, daughter of George and 

Susanna Borton of Moorestown, N. J. 

VII. Henry Darnell, son of Job Darnell and Agnes Muller married 
Anna Engle Prickitt. They have one child. 

Albert H. Darnell, b. 

Henry Darnell is the owner and proprietor of tlie "Hotel Holm- 
hurst," Atlantic City, New Jersey. (See cut.) It has been said that 
his grandfather, Edmund Da • tell, whose home was in Evesham, now 
Mount Laurel Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, could go to 
both mill and market on his own land. 

Edmund Darnell, second son of Job, was born and lived many 
years in Evesham Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. He 
owned many acres of land, but after the decease of his wife, 1901, sold 
most of the same, and now makes his home at the Hotel Holmhurst, 
Atlantic City, New Jersey, and as we have stated elsewhere, Walter J. 
Busby, son of Sarah Darnell and Mark H. Busby, is owner and proprietor 
of the Hotel Dennis, Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

HOTEL HOLMHURST. 

This beautiful building is located at Atlantic City, New Jersey^ 
Pennsylvania Avenue, on a high point of land, which gives an excellent 
view of the ocean, being in easy access of the Board Walk and Steel Pier. 
It is fitted up with large upper and lower exchange, large committee 
and amusement rooms. The dining room has capacity for three hundred 
guests. During the past winter the Holmhurst has been enlarged and 
extensively improved. It is now equipped with electric plant, steam 
heat, and complete elevator service. The new addition includes over 
fifty beautiful bed rooms, each with bath attached. 

HENRY DARNELL, Proprietor. 

Lydia Ilaines, b. 9-7 mo., 1826, was the daughter ot Joseph Haines 
and Del^orah Engle, a daughter of Aaron Engle and Esther Troth, 
married Charles Darnell, 1852. 

Esther Jessup, wife of Edmund Darnell, was the daughter of Rachel 
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GENEALOGY. 15 

Borton was a daughter of Uriah Borton and Mary Collins. Uriah was 
a son of Abram Borton and Rachel Engle, daughter of Robert Engle 
and Rachel Venicomb. Abram Borton was a son of John Borton and 
Elizabeth Lord. John Borton was a son of John Borton Jr., and first 
wife. John Jr. was the son of John Borton and Ann, the projenitors 
who came to Burlington county, N. J. from England in 1679. 

IV. Jemima Darnell, daughter of Hannah Borton and John Darnell, 
married Rehoboam Braddock, son of Robert Braddock and Elizabeth 
(first wife). Their children were: 

Wiiliam, b. ; m. Ann Rogers. 

Darnell, b. ; m. Sarah Rogers. 

Job, b. ; m. Hannah Snowden. 

Elizal)eth, b. ; m. Noah Sharp. 

Ilnnnali, b. ; m. William GifFord. 

riiche, b. . ; m. Joseph Haines. 

Jemima, b. ; m. John Borton. 

Bathsheba, b. ; m. Daniel Zelly. 

Rachel, b. ; m. John Dudley. 

Mary, b. ; m. Edward Borton. 

V. John Borton, son of Hannah Haines and John Borton Sr., mar- 
ried Jemima Braddock, daughter of Rehoboam Braddock and Jemima 
Darnell. Their children were : — 

Barzilla, b. ; died single. 

John, b. ; m. Keturah Haines. 

m. Martha Woolman. 

m. Sarah Busby, (widow). 
Jemima, b. ; m. Jacob Ballinger. 

m. David Walton. 
Esther, b. ; m. William Glover. 

Pemberton, b. 19-3 mo., 1840; m. Anna Wright. 
Caroline, b. ; m. David Davis. 

II. Esther Bort«n, daughter of John Borton and Ann, married 
John Haines, son of Richard Haines and Margaret, 10-10 mo., 1684, at 
ThiVi :■ '. Gardiner's house, in Burlington, New Jersey. Their children 
were : — 

John, b. 10-14 mo., 1685; m. Elizabeth Satterthwait, 1709 

m. Jane Smith, widow, 1728. 
E]izal)cth, b. 16S7; died young. 

Jonathan, b. 3-2 mo., 16S8; m. RLiry Matlack, 171 1. 
Isaac, b. 12-2 mo., 1690; m. Catharine Davis, 1714. 
Mary, b. 20-2 mo., 1693; m. Thomas Lippincott, 171 1. 
Calcl), b. 8-2 mo., 1695; m. Sarah Burr, 1719. 
Esther, b. 15-T., 1697; m. Thomas Evan<;, 1715. 




Hotel Holmhurst, Atlantic City, N. J. 



GENEALOGY. 15 

Borton was a daughter of Uriah Borton and Mary Collins. Uriah was 
a son of Abram Borton and Rachel Engle, daughter of Robert Engle 
and Rachel Venicomb. Abram Borton was a son of John Borton and 
Elizabeth Lord. John Borton was a son of John Borton Jr., and first 
wife. John Jr. was the son of John Borton and Ann, the projenitors 
who came to Burlington county, N. J. from England in 1679. 

IV. Jemima Darnell, daughter of Hannah Borton and John DarnelU 
married Rehoboam Braddock, son of Robert Braddock and Elizabeth 
(first wife). Their children were: 

William, b. ; m. Ann Rogers. 

Darnell, b. ; m. Sarah Rogers. 

Job, b. ; m. Hannah Snowden. 

Elizal)eth, b. ; m. Noah Sharp. 

irrmiuiii, b. ; m. William Gifford. 

Pliche, b. . ; m. Joseph Haines. 

Jemima, b. ; m. John Borton. 

Bathsheba, b. ; m. Daniel Zelly. 

Rachel, b. ; m. John Dudley. 

Mary, b. ; m. Edward Borton. 

V. John Borton, son of Hannah Haines and John Borton Sr., mar- 
ried Jemima Braddock, daughter of Rehoboam Braddock and Jemima 
Darnell. Their children were: — 

Barzilla, b. ; died single. 

John, b. ; m. Keturah Haines. 

m. Martha Woolman. 

m. Sarah Busby, (widow). 
Jemima, b. ; m. Jacob Ballinger. 

m. David Walton. 
Esther, b. ; m. William Glover. 

Pemberton, b. 19-3 mo., 1840; m. Anna Wright. 
Caroline, b. ; m. David Davis. 

IL Esther Borton, daughter of John Borton and Ann, married 
John Haines, son of Richard Haines and Margaret, 10-10 mo., 1684, at 
TIio],:;^ Gardiner's house, in Burlington, New Jersey. Their children 
were : — 

John, b. 10-14 mo., 16S5; m. Elizabeth Sattcrthwait, 1709 

m. Jane Smith, widow, 1728. 
Elizabeth, b. 1687; died young. 

Jonathan, b. 3-2 mo., 16SS; m. Mary Matlack, 171 1. 
Lsaac, b. 12-2 mo., 1690; m. Catharine Davis, 1714. 
Mary, b. 20-2 mo., 1693; m. Thomas Lippincott, 171 1. 
Calcl\ b. 8-2 mo., 1695; m. Sarah Burr, 1719. 
Esther, b. 15-1., 1697; m. Thomas Evans, 1715. 



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Hannah, b. 13-2 mo., 1699. 

Joshua, b. 14-1 mo., 1701; died 1714. 

Josiah, b. 21-11 mo., 1703; m. Martha Burr, 1723. 

Rebecca, b. 10-2 mo., 1705; m. Joseph Matlack. 

Abigail, b. 1-8 mo., 1708; died 171 7. 

Phebe, b. 6-9 mo., 1710; m. John Burrough, 1726. 

Esther, the first wife, died and John Haines married Hannah Wood, 
1722, at Evesham Mtg. No issue. John died 1728, in "Evesham, Bur- 
lington county, N. J. 

II. Elizabeth Borton, daughter of John Borton and Ann, was born 
in Northamptonshire, England, in 1664, and married to John Woolman, 
in 1684. They had a son Samuel, and possibly other children. 

Samuel Woolman, son of John Woolman and Elizabeth Borton 
married Elizabeth . /^^V-.^ . v.' Their children were: 

Patience, b. 27-10 mo., 1718; m. 1736, Joseph Moore. 

John, b. 1720; m. 1749, Sarah Ellis. 

Asher, b. 27-6 mo., 1722; m. 13-12 mo., 1769, Rachel Narcross, b. 
15-8 mo., 1750, she being nineteen years of age, and Asher Woolman 
forty-seven years old. Their children were: 

Granville, b. i-i mo., 1774; m. Hannah Stokes, i-ii mo., 1795. 

Abigail, b. m 
IV. Patience Woolman, daughter of Samuel Woolman and Eliza- 
beth, married Joseph Moore, son of Benjamin Moore and Sarah Stokes. 
Their children were : — 

Mary, b. 3-8 mo., 1740; m. John Mason. 

Elizabeth, b. 13-7 mo., 1744; m. John Mason. 

Patience, b. 8-1 1 mo., 1750; m. Joseph Vainey. 

Uriah, b. 8-1 1 mo., 1753; died single. 

Jana, b. 6-4 mo., 1758; died single. 

Cyrus, b. 3-12 mo., 1760; m. Mary Austin. 

John, b. ; m. Bethsheba Ballinger. 

IV. Mary Austin, the wife of Cyrus Moore, was the daughter of 
Jonathan Austin and Rebecca Mason. Jonathan was the son of Francis 
Austin, the Progenitor, and Mary Borton, the daughter of John Borton 
and Ann, progenitors of the Borton family. 

II. Mary Borton, daughter of John Borton and Anne, married 
Francis Austin, the progenitor of the Austin family. Their children were: 

Mary, b. ; m. William Sharp, 1716. 

Sarah, b. ; m. Nathan Haines. 

Francis, b. ; m. 

III. Francis Austin, son of Francis Austin and Mary Borton, married 
Their children were : — 

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Caleb, b. ; m. Lydia Mason. 

III. Mary Austin, daughter of Francis Austin and Mary Borton, 
nlarried, 1716, William Sharp, his first wife, son of John Sharp and 
Elizabeth Pain. Their children were : — 

Rebecca Sharp, b. 1729; Solomon Haines, 1749. 

Hannah, b. 27-1 mo., I72r; m Jonathan Haines, 1740. 

Hugh, b. 1 5-1 1 m.o., 1724; m. Sabilla 

m. Ann Stratton. 

Esther, b. 26-2 mo., 1727; m. Job Haines. 

\Villian\b. 19-J2 mo., 1730; m. Mary. Haines, 1752. 

Mary Austin died in 1732. 

III. Nathan Haines, son of William Haines and Sarah Paine-, married 
Sarah Austin, daughter of F'rancis Austin and Mary Borton, daughters 
of John Borton and Ann, who settled in Burlington county, N. J. in 1679. 
Mary Borton and Nathan Haines' children were: — 

William, b. ; . 1745, Elizabeth Ballinger. 

Amos, b. ; m. 1754, Mary Conrow. 

Nathan Jr., b. ; m, Rebecca Ballinger, 

m. Dorcas Davis. 
Mary, b. ; m. 1758, Isaac Holloway. 
John, b. ; m. 1758, Mary Shreeve. 
Sarah, b. ; m. 

IV. Abraham, son of John Borton and Elizabeth Lord; John being 
a son of John Borton Jr. and first wife ; married Rachel Engle, daughter 
of Robert Engle and Rachel Venicomb. Their children were : 

Abraham, b. 4-9 mo., 1769; died 28-3 mo., 1784. 

Joseph, b. 28-4 mo., 1771 ; m. Ethel Dudley. 

Robert, b. 29-3 mo., 1773; died 26-11 mo., 1781. 

Rachel, b. 26-8 mo., 1774; m. Jacob Evans. 

Uriah, b. 1-12 mo., 1776; m. Mary Collins. 

Mary Collins, who married Uriah Borton was the daughter of Job 
Collins and Elizabeth Ballinger, widow Mason, daughter of Joshua 
Ballinger and Naomi Dunn. Abraham Borton was married to three 
other wives. Mary Collins was born 19-8 mo., 1780, and married Uriah 
Borton 12-9 mo., 1798. 

V. Uriah Borton, son of Abram Borton and Rachel Engle (fourth 
wife), married Mary Collins, daughter of Job Collins and Elizabeth 
Ballinger Mason (widow) and second wife of Job Collins. Uriah and 
Mary Bortons' children were: — 

Joseph, b. 29-4 mo., 1800; m. Sarah Jessup. 

Elizabeth, b. 27-1 mo., 1803; m. Charles Haines — first wife. 

Rachel, b. 7-9 mo., 1806; m. William Jessup — second wife. 

Mary, b. 7-10 mo., 1813: m. Thomas Evans — first wife. 

Nacmi, b. 1-9 nio., i8j6; m. Nathan Haines. 






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Lydia, b. 16-5 mou, 1809; died single. 

Amy, b. 22-8 mo., 1818; died single. 

Sarah and William Jessiip, ^ho married Joseph and Rachel Borton, 
were the children of John Jessup and Deborah. John was the son of 
John Jessup and Elizabeth Ballinger. 

Thomas Evans, who married Mary Borton, was the son of Joseph 
Evans and Rebecca Roberts. Joseph was the son of Thomas Evans 
and Mary Eves. 

Nathan Haines, son of Hinchman Haines and Mary Warrington, 
married Naomi Borton. 

VI. Joseph Borton, oldest son and child of Uriah Borton and Mary 
Collins, married Sarah Jessup, daughter of John and Deborah Jessup. 
Their children were: — 

Deborah, b. ; m. Richard Busby. 

Elizabeth C, b. 2-4 mo., 1826; died single 16-10 mo., 1895. 

Mary J., b. ; m. Chalkly Stokes. 

Rachel, b. ; died 1876, single. 

Uriah, b. 5-2 mo., 1836; m. Rachel Wiggins. 

Sarah J. b. 18-10 mo., 1842; died 17-6 mo., 1897. 

VII. Uriah Borton, Jr., son of Joseph Borton and Sarah Jessup, mar- 
ried Rachel Wiggins of Wrightstown, Bucks county, Pa. Their 
children were: — 

Mary C, b. 27-10 mo., 1877. 

William Joseph, b. 23-9 mo., 1879; m. Mary A. Newbold. 

VIII. William Joseph Borton, son of Uriah Borton and Rachel Wig-- 
gins, married Mary A. Newbold, 25-3 mo., IQ05. They have one son : — 

IX. Alfred Chapman, b. 20-8 mo., 1896. 



Copy of the Will of John Borton, ist, the Immigrant. 

Ye 28th day of ye 5th mo. 1687. I* Jo^^" Borton, of Hillsdown, 
being weak in body but of a perfect memory, have made this my last 
will and testament in manner as follows. Imprimis. I commit my soule 
to Almighty God who gave it me. And my body to ye earth from 
whence it came, and to be laid in ye burial place of Friends at Burlington. 

Item. I give to my son John that settlement called Hillsdown, lying 
on ye south side of Northampton River, being in quantity 300 acres and 
somewhat more, together with barn, house and all other out houses, 
with garden, orchard and all manner of improvements whatsoever, ex- 
cept one third part thereof which I give to my dear wife Ann Borton, 
with Five Pounds a year, which she will have during her natural life 
and widowhood. 

I also give to my son John a two and thirtieth part of a propertie 
through ye County, and one pair of oxen. 




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Item. I give to my son William the settlement fronting upon 
Northampton River northward, being in quantity one hundred acres and 
somewhat more, with house, barn, garden, orchard together with all 
manner of improvements thereunto belonging, with my three lots upon 
Burlington Island and also a two and thirtieth part of a property through- 
out ye County with one yoak of oxen. 

Item. I give to my grandchildren ten shillings a piece. 

Item. All ye rest of my cattle and goods I give to my wife and six 
daughters, my debts and legacies being first paid, as followeth: viz: 
One third part to my wife, and ye other two parts to be divided equally 
among my six daughters. 

John Bortoa 

Signed in ye presence of us. 
John Woolman. 
Enoch Coore. 



It may seem strange, but yet we believe it to be true, that the 
original log house, built by John Borton, the immigrant in 1682, is still 
in existence and is being put to daily use. This building is about 18x24 
feet in size and one and one-half stories in height, and is made of hewn 
Red Cedar logs, brought down to a uniform size of 4-6 inches. It was 
formerly a part of the residence of John Borton Jr., and later of Pember- 
ton. See page ilhistration. In 1850, it was moved from the "Borton 
Tract" to Masonville, the distance of one mile, by Charles Darnell. 
It has been resided without and plastered within and is occupied for store 
purposes by A. A. Zelley. See cut on page opposite. What proof do we 
have as to its identity? First, it formed a home on the "Borton Tract," 
and is built of Red Cedar, a timber which dce^j not decay. It was built 
before saw mills were introduced into Burlington county. New Jersey^ 
as with access to mills no one would incur so great an expense, in pre- 
paring the material ; further, the logs have been hewn by an experts 
The writer has ol)served much timber craft and knows full well that a. 
broad-ax cannot be skillfully used, except by one who has been carefully- 
trained, and has had much practice with that tool and the person who 
did this work in so early a day must have come from the ship-yards 
of England. How home like it must have seemed to the Borton immi- 
grants, when they took up their abode in this clean, cedar scented, neat 
little home, so snugly tucked away in the great, primeval forests of New 
Jersey. 



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IV, Mary Borton, daughter of Obadiah Borton and Susannah Butcher, 
married Joseph Engle. Their children were: — 
John, b. 16-8 mo.. 1761 ; m. Lucy Brooks. 
Obadiah, b. 16-3 mo., 1763; m. Patience Cole. 
Aaron, b. 6-1 1 mo., 1764; m. Esther Troth. 
Susanna, b. 22-^ mo., 1766; m. Stacy Haines. 
^Phebe, b. y-2 mo.^ 1769. '^ 

Asa, b. 7-1 1 mo., 1770. • 
Ann, b. 15-3 mo., 1774; m. John Troth. 
Joseph, b. 16-7 mo., 1776; m. Lydia Conrow. 
Rachel, b. 15-4 mo., 1782; died 14-2 mo., 1783. 
Mary died and Joseph married Mary Stratton, daughter of Emanuel 
Stratton and Mary Joyce. No issue. Joseph Engle was born 24-7 mo., 
1740 and was married to Mary Borton in 1760. 

Obadiah Engle, son of Joseph Engle and Mary Borton, married 
Patience Cole, daughter of Job Cole and Elizabeth Tomlin. 
IV. Samuel Borton, son of Obadiah Borton and Susannah Butcher, 
married Rhoda Packer, daughter of Phillip Packer and Rhoda Jones, 
daughter of Daniel Jones and Mary his wife, who came from England in 
1680, or thereabouts, and who were the progenitors of the Jones family. 
Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer were married ii-ii mo.. 1766. Their 
children were: — 

Obadiah, Jr., b. 21-4 mo., 1768; m. Sarah Andrews. 
Ephriam, b. 2-3 mo., 1770; m. Mary Burrough. 
' Samuel, b. 7-4 mo., 1772; m. Mercy Owen. 
Eleanor, b. 1-3 mo., 1774; m. Abraham Mason. 

Daniel, b. 1-6 mo., 1776; m. Tabitha Rodman. - • 

Deborah, b. 1-3 mo., 1778; died single, 1804. 
Joseph, b. 28-8 mo., 1781 : m. Nancy Cliffton. 
Susannah, b. 13-3 mo., 1784; m. Jacob Hampton. 
Mary, b. 9-3 mo., 1788; m, Ralf Hunt. 
Jesse Packer, b. 22-9 mo., 1790: m. Elizabeth Hunt. 
Samuel Borton, son of Obadiah Borton and Sussannili Butcher, 
was born 27-4 mo., 1743. 

Rhoda Jones and Phillip Packer had four children: Sanuiel, Rhodn, 
Rebecca, and Daniel. Sarah Andrews, wife of Obadiah Borton Jr., was 
the daughter of Isaac Andrews and Rel>ecca Evans. 

V. Obadiah Borton married Sarah Andrews, oldest son of S:inuiol 
Borton and Rhoda Packer. Their children were : — 
William, b. ; m. Susan Masoi'.. 

Esther, b. .j 

Rebecca, b. : ni Mat bias. 

Joseph. 1). : m. Rebecca Borton. 

Samuel, b. ; m. Mary Borton. 



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Eber, b. ; m. 

Obadiah Borton Jr., son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, was 
born ^1-4 mo., 1768. 

Susan Mason, the wife of William Borton, was the daughter of 
Abraham Mason and Eleanor Borton. 

VI. Rebecca Borton and' Mary, sisters, who married Joseph and 
Samuel Borton, were the daughters of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca 
Cliffton. Bethuel was a son of Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers. 

The Mathias who married Rebecca Borton, daughter of Obadiah 
Borton Jr., was drowned in the presence of his children, while rowing 
an intoxicated man across Rancocas Creek, upsetting the boat. 
V. Ephraim Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, mar- 
ried Mary Burrough. Their children were : — 
Azariah, b. ; m. Rachel Stafford. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. John Wady. 

Ellen, b. ; m Laconey. 

• Rachel, b. ; m. Joseph Day. 

Samuel, h, ; m. Elizabeth Stratton. 

Ephriam Borton was born 2-3 mo., 1770. 
V. Samuel Borton, Jr., son of Smuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, 
married Mercy Owen. Their children were: — 
Ruth, b. 

Ezra, b, ; m. Jane Heacock. 

m. Ann Brown, 
m. Sarah Barber, widow. 
Samuel, b. ; m. Mahala Nash. 

Asa, b. ; m. Elizabeth Hazen. 

Deborah, b. ; died at twelve years of age. 

Isaah, b. ; m .Mary Hamlin. 

Rhoda, b. 

Ira, b. ; m. Hannah Allen. 

Samuel Borton was born 7-4 mo., 1772. 
V, Samuel Borton and Mercy Owen moved from New Jersey to 
Stark county, Ohio, 1810, where Ezra Borton, their youngest son, was 
born. Ezra's third wife was Sarah Heacock, widow. After Ezra mar- 
ried his second wife he moved to Fulton county, Ohio, near his brother 
Asa. We believe he is the only one of his family living at the present 
date, 1906, having passed his ninety-fifth birthday. He was born 3-5 
mo., 181 1. His sister, Deborah, and his mother are buried at Lexington, 
Stark county, Ohio. 

V. Deborah Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, 
born 3-1 mo., 1778, (6th day of the week) never married, but departed 
this life in 1804, leaving very comforting evidence of her hope in eternal 
life. 



22 BORTON FAMILY 

V. Eleanor Borton, fourth child of Samuel Borton and Rhoda 
Packer, married Abraham Mason, youngest son of John Mason and 
Elizabeth Ballinger. Their children were: — 

Elizabeth, b. 29-11 mo., 1797; died single, age 30. 

John, b. 12-10 mo., 1799; m. Charity Borton. 

m. Rebecca Vansciver. 

Joseph, b. 13-9 mo., 1801 ; died single. 

Samuel, b. 26-5 mo., 1803; m. Mary R. Borton. 

Susan, b. 4 ; m. William Borton. 

Mary, b. ; m. Esaias Hunt, first wife. 

Josiah, b. ; died single, age 82 years. 

Rhoda, b. ; never married, died age 19. 

Naomi, b. ; died age 15. 

Eleanor Borton was born 1-3 mo., 1774. 
V. Daniel Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, mar- 
ried Tabitha Rodman. Their children were: — 

Daniel, b. ; m. Mary Foughty. 

Sarah, b. ; m. John Best. 

Eliza, b. : m. Alexander Hubbard. 

Joshua, b. ; m. Mary Johnston. 

Darling b. ; m. Amy C. Ingling, first wife. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. William Reece. 

Levi, b. ; m. Nancy Foughty. '^^ ■ 

Jesse Packer, b. ; m .Mary Wedy. * 

Daniel Borton was born 1-6 mo., 1776. 

Jane, b. ; died young, internal ulcer. 

V. Joseph, son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, born 28-8 mo., 
1781 ; married Nancy Cliff ton. Their children were: — 

Sarah, b. ; m Smith. 

Mary, b. ; m. Enoch Moore. 

Charles, b. ; m. Parmalia Sitly. 

John, b. ; killed by a horse. 

V. Susannah Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, 
born 13-3 mo., 1784, married Jacob Hampton, by whom she had one 
child:— 

Rhoda A. Hampton, b. ; single, died 2 mo., 1890. 

Sussannah died in 1866. 
V. Mary, daughter of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, born 9-3 
mo., 1788, married Ralf Hunt. Their children were: — 

Esaias, b. ; m. Mary Mason. 

Deborah, b. 15-8 mo., 181 1; m.. Samuel Fox. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. William Wilson. 

Rhoda, b. ; m. Manly Peacock. ' " 

Ralph, b. ; m .Rhoda 




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Samuel P., b. ; m .Susan Wheaton. 

Edward, b. : m. 

Joseph, b. ; m. Mariah Shinn. 

V. Jesse Packer Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, 
born 22-9 mo., 1790, married Elizabeth Hunt, sister to Ralph Hunt, who 
married Mary Borton, 9th child of Samuel and Rhoda Borton. Their 
children were: — : 

Jesse Jr., b. ; m. Mary Jane Vansciver. 

Susan H., b. ; m. Frederick W. Tarr. 

Samuel, b. ; died young. 

Thomas, b. ; died young. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Samuel McHinney. 

Ralph, H., b. ; m. Emaline Clear. 

Amy, b. ; died young. 

Edward H., b. ; m. Matilda Schooley. 

Jacob Hampton, b. ; died young. 

III. Obadiah Borton and Susannah Butcher's children, Silence, Mary, 
Solomon and Samuel, with their descendants to the sixth generation, 
have been given as far as known. 

Sussanna died and Obadiah married Mary Driver. There were six 
children by this marriage, Jane, married Thomas Bond, Joseph, Phebe, 
married, 1781, Richard Burdsall, John, Benjamin and Job. 

IV. John Borton, born 16-9 mo., 1755; married Hannah Haines. Their 
children were : — 

Mary, b. 11-3 mo., .1777; "^- Joseph Engle. 

Hannah, b. 2-12 mo., 1779. 

Rebecca, b. 25-12 mo., 1781. 

Edward, b. 25-7 mo., 1783; m. Mary Braddock. 

Esther, b. 31-1 mo., 1785; m. John Collins. 

Abraham, b. 14-10 mo., 1786; m. Mary Dudley. 

David, b. 28-2 mo., 1788; m. Ann Haines, widow. 

Abigail, b. 10-9 mo., 1789; m. Daniel Stratton. 

Asa, b. 10-4 mo., 1791. 

Jacob, b. 20-10 mo., 1792. ' 

Thomas, b. 21-4 mo, 1794. 

Elizabeth, b. 25-1 mo., 1798. 

John, b. 31-8 mo., 1778; m. Jemima Braddock. 
. Mary and Jemima Braddock, sisters, wives of Edward and John 
Borton, were the daughters of Rehoboam Braddock and Jemima Darnell, 
the daughter of John Darnell, the progenitor and Hannah Borta^, 
daughter of John Borton Jr., the son of John Borton and Ann, the pro- 
genitors of the Borton family. 



24 BORTON FAMILY 

IV. Job Borton, son of Obadiah Borton and Mary Driver, married 
Anna Rogers. Their children were: — 

Mary R., b. ; m. Samuel Mason. 

Hannah, b. ; m Pedrick. 

Lydia, b. ; m\ Thomas Brooks. 

Aiin, b. ; m Fox, 

III. A Testimony from Evesham Monthly Meeting in New Jersey, 
Concerning Obadiah Borton. 

"He was born in the township of Evesham, New Jersey, in the year 
1708 and the influence of divine grace made early impression on his 
mind whilst young in years, which led him to love solitude and sobriety,, 
and to shun those vices incident to youth. About the twenty-second 
year of his age, a dispensation of gospel ministry was committed to him. 
He was very awful at times in his public approach before the divine 
majesty in prayer, and often engaged to exhort friends to humility, and 
to shun arrogancy and pride, being a good example herein himself; so 
that his upright, innocent deportment, gained him the good esteem 
of his .friends and others. He departed this life the 7th of the seventh 
month, 1761, age fifty-three years. A minister thirty-one years and 
was buried at Evesham, New Jersey." 

in. Copy of the Will of Obadiah Borton Sr. 

I, Obadiah Borton, of the Township of Evesham, and county of 
Burlington, Province of west New Jersey, being at this time weak of 
body but of sound mind, do make and ordaiQ 4:his as my last will and 
Testament, making null and void all former wills made by me, and this 
only to be taken for the same. Imprimis. My will is that my just debts 
be paid by my Executors and Executrix, hereafter named. Item, My 
will is that my land be divided in the following manner, that I give to my 
son Benjamin, twenty acres to be taken off from that side next to 
Abraham Borton's land. To my son Job twenty acres to be taken off 
the South end of my land at discretion of Executors. 

I give to my two sons Samuel and John, all the west end and re- 
maining part of my land improvements to be equally divided, and to 
pay to my two daughters, Jane and Phebe, to each of them the sum of 
twenty pounds in the following manner. My son Samuel to pay to each 
of them ten pounds, when he attains the age of twenty-five years, and 
likewise my son John to pay to each of them the sum of ten pounds, 
when he attains the age of twenty-five years. 

Likewise I give to my two said sons all of my Cedar Swamp except 
one acre for my son Benjamin, and one for my son Job, to be equally 
divided to my said four sons according as before. 

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house to dwell in, also the chamber over it so long as she shall bear my 
name, with same privilege. in the cellar and garden and oven, and at 
tlie'>^iell for i give mj^ said wife, the profits of niiy *f arm 

V-^r plarftlii^W 'until my said :sonsshaH*a the age of twenty-one years- 

arid t^ke it into'tlieir-own harids,'but not to make any sale of timber but 
for fireWood and fencing or other repairs. 

I also give to my said wife all my movable or personal estate to her 
disposing after my just debts are paid in the lieu of dower, and to 
bring up my children. My will further is that my two sons Beujamin. 
and Job be put to such trades as may be thought best. Lastly I denom- 
inate, constitute and appoint my loving wife Mary, my Executrix, and 
my true friends William Foster and Benjamin Haines my Executors of 
this my last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th 
day of 7th month, 1761. 

Obadiah Borton. (Seal) 

Pronounced that the above writing doth contain his last Will and 
Testament in the presence of us. 
Isaac Evans. 
James Cattell. 
Abraham Brown. 

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The Inventory of Obadiah Borton as on file in the original in the 
office of Secretary of State at Trenton, N. J., amounts to £337, 5 s., 8 d., 
and contains 7 horse, kine and i colt, 7 cows and 2 heifers, 2 pairs of 
oxen, 12 other cattle and some calves, 26 swine, nearly 50 sheep, in- 
cluding lambs, farming implements and household goods. 

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IV. William Troth, son of Paul Troth , arid Deborah, married Esther 
Borton, daughter of William Borton and- Deborah Hedge, -firM wife. 
Their children were: — 

Paul, b. 3-1 mo., 1758; m. 

Deborah, b. 28-12 mo., 1759; m. Jacob Evans, first wife. 

Isaac, b. 14-11 mo., 1762; m. Rebecca Eves. 

Jacob, b. 5- 1 mo., 1764; m. 

John, b. 13-11 mo., 1767; m. Ann Engle. 

Esther, b. 18-2 mo., 1771; m. Aaron Engle. 

Ann and Aaron Engle, who married John and Esther Troth, were 
the children of Joseph Engle and Mary Borton. Mary was the daughter 
of Obadiah Borton and Susannah Butcher. Obadiah Borton was a son 
of John Borton Jr. and first wife, and John Jr. was a son of John Borton 
and Ann, the progenitors of the Borton family in America. 



26 BORTON FAMILY 

IV. Joshua Borton, spn of William Borton and Abigail Lord. 
William was a son of John Borton Jr. and first wife, and John Jr. was 
a son of John Borton and Ann, the progenitors of the Borton family. 
Joshua married Mary Lippincott, 1772, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary 
Engle Lippincott. Nathaniel Lippincott was the son of Thomas and 
Mary Haines Lippincott, who were married in 171 1. Thomas being' 
the son of ''Freedom" and Mary Lippincott, who was born in England. 
Mary Engle was the daughter of John Engle, the son of Robert Engle^ 
the immigrant, who died in 1696. Joshua Borton and Mary Lippincott's 
children were : — 

Martha, b. ; m. 12-4 mo., 1796, Asa Engle. 

Abigail, b. ;m Woolman. 

Mary Lippincott died and Joshua married Rachel Borton, 29-9 mo., 
1781. She died, no issue, and Joshua married Elizabeth Newton Wool- 
tnan, widow of Abraham Woolman. Their children were: — 

William Borton, b. ; m. Martha Tallman. 

Sarah, b. 19-2 mo., 1791; m. Israel L. Stokes. 

Levi, b. ; m. Sarah Haines, 9-5 mo., 1816. 

Joshua Borton Sr. died ii-io mo., 1821 and Elizabeth Woolman 
Borton died 18-6 mo., 1S26. They both left wills which are on record 
at Mount Laurie, N. J. The Executors of Joshua's will were Levi Borton 
and Israel L. Stokes. 

V. William Borton, son of Joshua Borton Sr. and Elizabeth Wool- 
man, (widow), married Martha Tallman. Their children were: — 

Joshua, b. 25-3 mo., 1808; m. Elizabeth Engle. 
Mary Ann, b. ; m. James Risdon. 

VI. Joshua Borton, son of William Borton and Martha Tallman, 
married Elizabeth Engle, 3-10 mo., 1832; and died 25-6 mo., 1892. Their 
children were: — 

Thamzine M., b. 16-7 mo., 1833; m. Calyton N. Haines. 
William T., b.. 24-5 mo., 1836; m. Martha Lukens. 
Aaron E., b. 30-9 mo., 1842; m. Deborah D. Pancoast. 
Hettie T., b. 12-7 mo., 1846; died 10-2 mo., 1867. 
Elizabeth E., b. 6-8 mo., 1849; ^' William D. Busby. 

VII. Thamzine M. Borton,. daughter of Joshua Borton and Elizabeth 
Engle, married Clayton N. Haines. They had one son, bofn 10-3 mo., 
1868. 

A. Engle Haines, b. . ; m. Anna R. Taylor. Their children 

were : — 

Emily E., b. 30- r mo., 1895. 
VII. William T. Borton, son of Joshua Borton and Elizabeth Engle, 
married Martha Lukens, 8-1 mo., 1863 and died 15-9 mo., 1903. Their 
children were: — 

Joshua E., b. 16-11 mo., 1863; m. Helen Chambers, widow. 




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Oscar L., b. 29-1 mo., 1874; died 3 mo., 1900. 
VIII. A pretty wedding took place on Saturday nighth, 20-4 mo., 1907, 
when former Assemblyman Joshua E. Borton, of Moorestown, president 
of the Security Trust Company, of this city, and Mrs. Helen Chambers, 
were married at the latter's home in Mt. Holly. The ceremony was per- 
formed by Rev. James P. Dunham, pastor of the Presbyterian church, 
and brother-in-law of the bride. 

Mrs. Borton is the widow of the late Charles Chambers. Mr. Borton 
was recently appointed a director of the United Railroads of New Jersey. 

VII. Aaron E. Borton, son Joshua Borton and Elizabeth Engle^ 
married Deborah D. Pancoast. Their children were: — 

Helen P., b. 15-5 mo., 1871 ; m. Schuyler C. Stratton, 3 mo., 1893. 

VIII. Helen P. Borton, daughter of Aaron E. Borton and Deborah D. 
Pancoast, married Schuyler C. Stratton, 3 mo., 1893. Their children 
were : — 

Harold, b. 

Roland, b. 

Aaron Engle, b. 

Marion, b. 

Florence, b. 
VII. Elizabeth E. Borton, daughter of Joshua Borton and Elizabeth 
Engle, married William D. Busby. They have two children: — 

William J., b. 12 mo., 1876; m. Emily Trimble. 

Esther T., b. 4 mo., 1886. 

V. Levi Borton, son of Joshua Borton and Elizabeth Newton Wool- 
man, Joshua's third wife, married Sarah Haines, 9-5 mo., 1816. Their 
children were: — 

Samuel Newton, b. i8;20; m. 1846, Hannah Busby. 

Mary Haines, b, 12-6 mo., 1822; m. Isaac Williams, 21-10 mo., 1841. 

Elwood C, b. ; m. Ann Eliza Stockton. 

VI. Samuel Newton Borton, son of Levi Borton and Sarah Haines, 
married Hannah Busby, 1846. Their children were : — 

•Margaret Busby, b. 1847; died 1848. 
John Busby, b. 1849; died 1850. 
Levi Newton, b. 185 1; m. 1887. 
Mary Williams, b. 1853; died 1869. 
Sarah Eldridge, b. 1854; died X887. 
Ann Roberts, b. 1856; died 1857. 
. Josiah Busby, b. 1858; m. 1883, Mary Woolman. 
Anne Roberts, b. 1862. 
Eliza Busby, b. 1865; m. 1889, Irvin Burr Wilkins. 

VII. Josiah B. Borton, son of Samuel Wewton Borton and Hannah 
Busby, married Marry Woolman, 27-12 mo., 1882. Their children vy^ere: — 



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bamucl N. Borton, b. 7-1 1 mo., 1884. 

J. Harold, b. 1-7 mo., 1887. 

Satjife E.yb. 15-8 hib., 1888. 

Marian Hannah, b, 30-9 mo., 1893. 
VI. Mary Haines Borton, daughter of Levi Newton Borton and 
Sarah Haines, was born near Moorestownj N. J , 12-6 mo., 1822, mar- 
ried Isaac Williams. Levi Newton Borton was h. son of Joshua Borton. 
and third wife, Elizabeth Newton Woolman, widow of Abraham Wool- 
man. Joshua Borton was a son of William Borton and Abigail Lord. 
Mary Haines Borton and Isaac Williams' children were: — 

Levi Borton, b. 10-10 mo., 1842; died 27-8 mo., 1844. 

Edward Potts, b. 6-7 mo., 1845; "^- Eleanor H. Boulden. 

Henry Borton, b. 21-12 mo., 1848; m. Elizabeth Pusey Wilson. 

Sallie Borton, b. 10-7 mo., 1852; m. John H. Roberts. 
Vn. Edward Potts Williams, son of Mary Haines Borton and Isaac- 
Williams, married Eleanor Howell Boulden, 17-9 mo., 1872. Their 
children were: — 

Richard Downing, b. 5-7 mo., 1874; m Ella Hansell Lippincott. 

Florence Nightingale, b. 7-6 mo., 1879; "i- William Samuel Laizeaur,. 

Eleanor Boulden, b. 16-12 mo., 1881. 

Edward Potts, b. 2-1 mo., 1883; died 18-6 mo., 1884. 
VIII. Richard Downing Williams and Ella Hansell Lippincott were 
married 1-6 mo., 1899 and Florence Nightingale Williams and William 
Samuel Laizeaur were married 5-4 mo., I9c.»3. Mary Haines Borton 
died 24-12 4no., 1884. 

VII. Henry Borton Williams, son of Mary Haines Borton and Isaac 
Williams, married Elizabeth Pusey Wilson, 2-10 mo., 1875. Their 
children were: — 

Jacob Paul Jones, b. 9-'irmo., 1876; m. Marie Welsh. 
Twins. 

Samuel Borton, b. -2^8 mo.,. 1878. 

Theodore Pusey, b. 2-8 mo., 1878; died 26-7 mo., 1879. 

Edna Pusey, b. 4-10 mo., 1880'; ni. H^nry Baldwin Drake. 

Elizabeth Ann, b. 15-8 mo., 1883; m. Walter Keller Hardt, 26-6 mo.,. 
1907. 

Rebecca, b. 23-6 mo., 1885 ; died 30-7 mo., 1885. 

Alice Rebecca, b. 14-11 mo., 1886; d. 21-7 mo., 1887. 

Elizabeth Pusey Wilson was a daughter of Pusey and Rebecca 
Wilson. 

VIII. Jacob Paul Jones Williams, son of Henry Borton Williams and 
Elizabeth Pusey Wilson, married Marie Welsh, 18-10 mo., 1902. They 
have one child: — 

Ralph Welsh Williams, b. 16-11 mo., 1903. 
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GENEALOGY. 29 

Elizabeth Pusey Wilson, married Henry Baldwin Drake, 8-6 mo., 1904. 
They have one child : — 

Martha Carolyn Drake, b. 18-5 mo., 1907. 

VII. Sallie Borton Williams, daughter of Mary Haines Borton and 
Isaac Williams, married John H. Roberts, 19-2 mo., 1874. Their children 
were : — 

Afarr Williams, b. 3-3 mo., 1875; '"• Hyman G .Miller. 
Elizabeth Mason, b. 19-7 mo., 1876; m. Walter R. Willets. 
Martha Potts, b. 6-3 mo., 1878; m. William L. Kimball. 
Reuben, b. lo-i mo., 1880; died 26-6 mo., 1880. 
Anna Borton, b. 13-11 mo., 1885. 

VIII. Mary Roberts, daugliter of Sallie Borton Willian>s and John 
If. Roberts, married Hyman G. Miller, 5-10 mo., 1898. They have two 
children : — 

Elizabeth Miller, b. 12-10 mo., 1900. 

MiMred Thorn, b. 8-6 mo., 1902. 
VIII. Elizabeth Mason Roberts, daughter of Sallie Borton Williams 
-and John H. Roberts, married Walter R. Willits, 12-1 mo., 1904. They 
have one son : — 

Roland John, b. 2-1 mo., 1905. 
VIII. Martha Potts Roberts, daughter of Sallie Borton Williams and 
John H. Roberts, married William L. Kimball, 25-3 mo., 1903. They 
have one child : — 

Sylvia Kendrick, b. 13-3 mo., 1905. 
VI. E iza Busby Borton, daughter of Samuel Newton Borton and 
Hannah Busby, married Irvin Burr Wilkins, 1889. She was born in 
J867 and d?ed 1895. Their children were: — 

Irving Burr, b. 1890: died 1892. 

Hannah Borton. b. 1891 ; died 1892. 

Leslie B., b. 1892: died 1892. 

Anna B., b. 1893. 

Irvinia Burr, b. 1895. 

VI. Elwood C. Borton, son of Levi Borton and Sarah Haines, married 
Ann Eliza Stockton. Their children were: — 

Elizabeth Newton, b. : m. James McAlister. 

S'\rah H., b. ; ni. Charles Dudley. 

VII. Stockton Borton. b. 1853; died 1907: m. Christina Hickiman, 18S7. 
VII. Elizibeth X. Borton, daughter of Elwood C. Borton and Ann 
Elizi Stockton, married James McAlister, 1863, of Montgomery, Pa. 
Their children were: — 

Howard Borton. b. 1864; m. Emma H. Tolley. 
Mnry Williams, b. 1865: m. Cieorge C. Hendrickson. 
Afred Stockton, b. 1868: died single, 1890. 
Henry Will-'ams, b. 1878: single. 



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VIII. Mary Williams Borton and George C. Hendrickson had one 
daughter : — 

IX. Elizabeth Borton Hendrickson,'. b.. 1893. 

VII. Sarah Haines Borton, daughter of Elwood Borton_ and Ann 
Eliza Stockton, married- Charles H. Dudley. Sarah Haines Borton was 
born 20-4 mo., 1849 ^"^ married Charles H. Dudley, 29-12 mo., 1869. 
They had three children: — 

C. Harry Dudley, b. 4-10 mo., 1870; m. Anna Holmes, 22-3 mo., 1902: 
Lida Borton, b. 8-7 mo., 1874: m. J. Hansell Lippincott, 1899. 
Mabel Stockton, b. 7-10 mo., 1876; m. Aubrey S. Walton, 2 mo., 1901. 

VIII. Lida Borton Dudley, daughter of Sarah Haines Borton and 
Charles H. Dudley, married J. HanseM Lippincott. They had two 
children: — 

Charles Dudley, b. 19-12 mo., 1901. 

Richard Williams, b. 23-3 mo., 1907. 
VIII. Mabel Stockton Dudley, daughter of Sarah Haines Borton and 
Charles H. Dudley, married Aubrey S. Walton. They had three 
children: — 

Elizabeth Borton Walton, b. 10-10 mo., 1902. 

Sarah Dudley, b. 8-12 mo., 1903. 

Deborah, b. 28-10 mo., 1906. 

Taken from the American Carpet & Upholstery Journal. 

Stockton Borton, Sewing Machine Inventor. 

By the death of Stockton Borton, on 7-1 mo., 1907, the sewing ma- 
chine industry suffered a loss in a man to whom it owes a huge debt, as it 
is probable that but for his inventive genius and mechanical skill those 
manufacturers who are large users of sewing machines would be unable 
to turn out the enormous product in their respective lines which the 
growing trade of the world requires. Manufacturing in many lines has 
been made easier both for the employer and the employee by means of 
Mr. Borton's numerous inventions. 

Mr. Borton died at Lakewood, N. J., a few days after returning 
from Jamaica, where he had gone for his health. 

He was born in Moorestown, Burlington county, N. J., in 1853, 
his i»arents being members of the Society of Friends. 

Borton's boyhood days were spent in his native town, and on the 
occasion of his funeral Dr. Haines, a practicing physician, made an in- 
teresting address, having been a student in the same class. 

Mr. Borton leaves a widow and two sisters; The funeral ceremonies 
wrre held in the Friends' Meeting House in Moorestown on Thursday. 
]0-i mo., 1907, interment taking place in the Colestown Cemetery, near 
Moorestown. 

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started to work in Philadelphia, becoming interested in the sewing 
machine business in the '70s. In 3rd mo., 1881, he was employed by the 
Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine ^Company, his immediate superior be- . 
ing Mr. Charles H. Willcox, of that company, who was present at the 
funeral. At the time of his death, the immediate cause of which was 
Iiemorrhage of the brain, Mr. Borton had been in the continuous service 
of the Wilcox & Gibbs Company for over twenty-five years. 

Some of Borton's inventions are marvels of the sewing machine 
industry. For Willcox & Gibbs alone, he took out over fifty patents^ 
His wonderful mechanical mind wats specially directed towards the in- 
vention and perfection of high-class sewing machines capable of being 
operated at great speed, with the maximum productive power and con- 
sequent reduced cost to manufacturers. 

One of Borton's inventions had particular reference to the upholstery 
trade, namely, the Overlock Lace Edger. This machine was primarily 
designed for finishing underwear, on which work it is extensively used, 
but it was soon found to be of even greater service for making a strong 
and sightly edge on lace curtains. It is estimated that since 1896, when 
the Overlock corded edge first appeared on the market, upwards of 
250,000,000 pairs of lace curtains have been finished on this machine. 

It is to inventors like Borton that a large part of the material 
prosperity of the United States in the manufacturing line is due. 

Host of Mr. n^rtOTi's work in connection with the Willcox & Gibbs 
machines invented by him had been for a number of years carried on at 
the Brown & Sharp Manufacturing Company's works, Providence, R. I., 
where all their machines are made. 



IV. Caleb Borton, son of William Borton and Abigail Lord, married 
Silence WiUits, daughter of Richard and Patience Willits, at Burlington, 
New Jersey, 10 mo., 1764. Their children were: — 

Jacob, b. 1-5 mo., 1767; m. Jemima P'rench, died 1828. 

Elizabeth, b. 10-8 mo., 1768; m. John Atkinson, 1795. 

Abigail, b. 12-2 mo., 1770; m. Thomas Lippincott, 5 mo., 1795. 

Keziah, b. 21-10 mo., 1771; m. Timothy Pharo, 1805. 

m. Isaac Horner. No issue. 

Caleb, b. y-z mo., 1774; m. Patience Clark. 

m. Mary Miller. 

Patience, b. 17-3 mo., 1776; died 7-9 mo.. 1800. 

William, b. 4-3 mo., 1778; m. Elizabeth Edwards, 27-1 mo.. 1803. 

Richard, b. 16-3 mo., 1780; m. Rachel Braddock, 16-1 mo., 1801. 

Joel, b. 19-6 mo., 1782; m. Elizabeth Lippincott; died 2-6 mo., 1869. 

Levi, b. 5-2 mo., 1784; died 27-2 mo., 1785. 



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Hannah, b. 1-2 mo., 1785; m. Samuel Moore. 
Thomas, b. 3-7 mo., 1787; m. Maria Braddock. 

m. Elrzabeth Lippinrott. 

m. Rachel Wilson. 
Rachel, b. 4-3 mo., 1789. 
Aaron, b. 18-7 mo., 1790. 
Caleb Borton died in 1802. Silence Willits died in 1826. 

V. Jacob Borton, son of Caleb Borton and Silence Willets, married 
Jemima French. Their children were: — 

Elizabeth, b. 17-5 mo., 1791; m. Haines Sharp, (ist wife.) 

Stacy, b. 7-3 mo., 1795; died 5-1 1 mo., 1801. 

Edward, b. 25-7 mo., 1797. ' ^i 

Abigail, b. 3-3 mo., 1799. I 

Jemima, b. 26-10 mo., 1802; m. Haines Sharp. (2nd wife.) 

Jacob, b. 19-6 mo., 1806. 

Amasa, b. 29-6 mo., 1808. 

VI. Elizabeth Borton, daughter of Jacob Borton and Jemima Frcnc^^ 
iuarried Haines Sharp. Issue: — 

Rebecca H., b. 5-3 mo., 181 5; died 9-1 1 mo., 1825. 

Jane, b. 7-5 mo.. 181 6. 

Mary Ann, b. 12-6 mo., 1817; m. Samuel G. Matlack 

Barclay H., b. 20-4 mo., 1820; died 14-7 mo., 1822. 

Arthur, b. 26-5 mo., 1822. 

Abigail, b. ; m. George Brown. 

Jemima, b. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. William Woolman. 

Esther Ann, b. ; died unmarried. 

Haines Sharp moved to Ohio. 

VII. Mary Ann Sharp, daughter of Elizabeth Borton and Haines 
Sharp, married Samuel G. Matlack. Elizabeth Borton was a daughter 
of Jacob Borton and Jemima French. Mary Ann Sharp and Samuel G. 
Matlack's children were: — 

Albert, b. 

St«ncy, b. 
VII. Elizabeth Sharp, daughter of Elizabeth Borton and Haines 
Sharp, married \\'illiam Woolman. They had one daughter: — 

Eva, b. 

V. Elizabeth Borton, eldest daughter of Caleb Borton and Silence 
Willits. married John Atkinson. 1795. Their children v.ere: — 
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Elizabeth, b. 16-8 mo., 1799: m. William H. French, 3-3 mo.. 1840. 

John, h 19-3 mo., 1800: died 2-6 mo., 1805. 

C'aleb, I), i-ii mo.. 1803; died 13-4 mo., 1804. 




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Samuel, B. 14-1 mo., 1805; died 22-8 mo., 1809. 
Eli, b. 14-2 mo., 1806; died 27-8 mo., i8o9. 

Hannah, b. 27-3 mo., 1808; died 16-8 mo., 1809. 

George T , b. 26-10 mo., 1810; m. Elizabeth T. Bond, 5-2 mo., 1840. 

John, b. 12-3 mo., 1814; m. Anne O. Albertson, ii-io mo., 1847. 
V. Richard Borton, son of Caleb Borton and Silence Willets, mar- 
ried Rachel Braddock. Caleb Borton was a son of William Borton and 
Abigail Lord. William was a son of John Borton Jr. and first wife. 
John Jr. was a son of John Borton and Anne, the immigrants. Richard 
Borton and Rachel Braddocks' children were: — 

Ner, b. ; m. ii-ii mo., 1824; m. Ruth H. Peacock. 

Martha, b. 12-4 mo., 1803. 

EI wood, b. 14-6 mo., 1804. 

William, b. 5-3 mo., 1806; m. Rebecca D. Borton, b. 6-3 mo., 1809. 

m. Rachel Evans, b. 2-12 mo., 1802. 
m. Anna Holmes. 

Abigail, 1). 25-10 mo., 1807; m. Joshua Duell. 

Reuben, b. 3-9 mo., 1809; "^- Alice Austin. 

Keziah, b. 29-7 mo., 181 1. 

Elton, b. 5-4 mo., 1813; "^- Hannah Brown. 

Josiah, b. 4-1 mo., 1815: m. Hannah Hunter. 

Rachel Ann, b. 1-3 mo., 1817: m. Isaac H. Ballinger. 

Sarah, b. 4-2 mo., 1819. 
VL Ner Borton, son of Richard Borton and Rachel Braddock, mar- 
ried, II-II mo., 1824, Ruth H. Peacock. Their children were: — 

Ruth Anna, b. 11-5 mo., 1833. 

Xer B., b. 24-4 mo., 1835; ^- Susanna H. Borton. 

Reuben P., b. 30-12 mo., 1837; m. Mary B. Dudley. 

John Stokes, b. i-io mo., 1839; m. Ruth T. Dudley, 

m. Elmina K. Lippincott. 
VIL Ner B. Borton, son of Ner Borton and Ruth H. Peacock, mr.r- 
ried Susanna H. Borton, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Stratton. 
Their children were : — 

Chalkley, b. 30-6 mo., 1862; died 5-1 1 mo., 1880. 

Thomas E., b. 5-8 mo., 1867; m. Rebecca K. Bodine. 
VIII. Thomas E. Borton and Rebecca K. Bodine, daughter of John \\\ 
Bodine, have one sen : — 
[X. John Ner, b. 

Ner B. Borton in his younger days was a teacher in the public 
schools of New^ Jersey and later a mill wright and a fine penman In 
bis 72nd year he wrote the Lord's Prayer in the space occupied by the 
surface of a ten cent silver piece. 

VII, Reuben P. Borton, son of Ner Borton and Ruth H. Peace :k, 
Harried Mary B .Dudley, 1862. Their children were: — 

Ella M., b. 4-5 mo., 1864; m. John H. Bernheiser. 

William R., b. 19-2 mo., 1866; m. Maria Young. 



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m. Martha B. Young. 

J. Howard, b. 26-4 mo., 1868; m .Laura M. Faunce. 
VIII. Ella M. Borton, daughter of Reuben P. Borton and Mary B. 
Dudley, married John H. Bernheiser, 27-4 mo., 1892. They have one 
daughter: — 

Edna May, b. 14-3 mo., 1898. 
VIII. William R. Borton, son of Reuben P. Borton and Mary B. 
Dudley, married Maria Young. They had one child:. . 

Ethel M., b. 29-5 mo., 1890; died 17-7 mo., 1898. 

Maria Young Borton died 2-4 mo., 1893. Then William R. Borton 
married Martha B. Young, a sisKr to Maria, his former wife, 1 1.-3 mo.. 
189Q. 

VIII. J. Howard Borton, son of Reuben P. Borton and Mary B. Dud- 
ley, married Laura M. Faunce, 16-4 mo., 1890. They had two sons: — 

Earl Taylor, b. 2-12 mo., 1896; died 10-2 mo., 1897. 

Howard Borton, Jr., b. 18-4 mo., 1907. 
VI. William Borton, son of Richard Borton and Rachel Braddock, mar- 
ried Rebecca D. Borton, daughter of Abraham Borton and Mary Dudley, 
24-1 mo.^ 1833. They had three daughters: — 

Rachel, b. 27-11 mo., 1833; ^'^^^ 16-2 mo., i860. 

Rebecca A., b. 1-9 mo., 1837; died 18-8 mo., 1856. 

Mary, b. 26-10 mo., 1835; ^''^^^ 14-10 mo., 1836. 

Rebecca died 12-4 mo., 1840, and William Borton married Rachel 
Evans. She died 28-7 mo., 1865; and then \\'illiam married Anna 
Holmes. There was no issue from the last tw^o marriages. William 
Borton died, 24-10 mo., 1883. 

VI. Abigail Borton, daughter of Richard Borton and Rachel Braddock, 
married Joshua Duell. Their children were: — 

Lydia B., b. 

Keziah, b. 

Phebe, b. 

John, b. 

Sarah, b. 

Elizal)eth, b. ; m. 

Elton, b. 

As to the children of Abigail Borton and Joshua Duell, some re- 
moved from New Jersey to Oregon, and others to Iowa. We have no 
history as to the families of these children. 

VI. Reuben Borton, son of Richard Borton and Rachel Braddock, mar- 
ried Alice Austin. Their children were: — 

Richard, 1). 

Rachel, b. ; m. William Braddock. No issue. 

VI. Elton Borton. son of Richard Borton and Rachel Braddock„ married 
Hannah Brown of Ohio. Their children were: — 

Samuel S., b! ; ni. Eliza Thomas. 

Sarah E., b. ; m. Eli Thomas. 



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Clayton, b. ; m . 

VII. Sarah Borton Thomas had two sons ; both died young men. Clay- 
ton Borton was twice married; names of wives not known. No issue to 
either marriage. 

Samuel S. Borton died 8-8 mo., 1901. 

VI. Josiah Borton, son of Richard Borton and Rachel Braddock, mar- 
ried Hannah Hunter. They had one daughter: — 

Mary J., b. 15-9, 1839; m. John Shedaker. 

VII. Mary J. Borton and John Shedaker's children were : — 
Frederick Walter, b. 24-1, i860. 

Hannah H., b. 18-4 mo., 1862; died 20-4 mo., 1876. 
William B., b. 5-9 mo., 1865. 

Elizabeth R., b. 11-2 mo., 1867; m. Charles H. Parker; died 12-4 
mo., 1905. 

Sarah M., b. 30-5 mo., 1869. 

Ida May, b. 20-6 mo., 1872; died 22-12 mo., 1872. 

Amy P.. b. 19-4 mo., 1874. 

VI. Rachel Ann Borton, b. 1-3 mo., 1817, daughter of Richard Borton 
and Rachel Braddock, married Isaac H. Ballinger of Ohio, 11-8 mo., 
1842. Their children were: — 

William, b. 25-2 mo., 1844; died 13-4 mo., 1855. 
Joseph, b. 13-11 mo., 1845; died 22-2 mo., 1847. 
Ner B., b. 30-7 mo., 1847; ni. Mary M. Kopp, 3-3 mo., 1870. 
Isaac, Jr., b. 15-3 mo!, 1851; m. Katie E. Bross, 2-7 mo., 1880. 
Isaac H. Ballinger, b. 22-8 mo., 18 10; died 3-1 mo., 1884. Rachel 
Ann Borton died 7-1 mo., 1901. 

VII. Xer B. Ballinger, son of Rachel Ann Borton and Isaac H. Bal- 
linger, married Mary M. Kopp. Their children were: 

George O., b. 23-1 mo., 187 1. 

Charles Edgar, b. 19-3 mo.., 1873. 

Estella Irene, b. 13-1 mo., 1881 ; died 29-7 mo., 1883. 
VII. Isaac Ballinger, Jr., son of Rachel Ann Borton and Isaaac H, 
Ballinger, married Katie E. Bross. Their children were:— 

Eila D., b. 9-7 mo., 1881; died 17-7 mo., 1887. 

Maud, b. 2-8 mo., 1882. 
Clarence I., b. 30-5^110., 1886. 

Grace May, b. 5-4 mo., 1888. 

Emma, b. 17-3 mo., 1890. 
V. Elizabeth Borton, daughter of Caleb Borton and Silence Willets, 
married John Atkinson. He was born 1-8 mo., 1756; married 15-3 mo.' 
1798. Their children were: — * 

Esther Atkinson, b. 5-8 mo., 1799; m- Jonathan Herritage ; died 1=1-2 
mo., 187 r. ^ 

Elizabeth Atkinson, b. 16-8 mo., 1800; m. AVilliam H. French- died 
3-10 mo., 1864. 

George T. Atkinson, b. 26-10 mo., 1810; m. 5-2 mo., 1840, Elizabeth 



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Bond, daughter of Jesse Bond, Salem, New Jersey. 

John Atkinson, b. 18-3 mo., 1814; m. Annie Albertson. He died in 
Colorado, 13-1 mo., 1887. 

VI. George T. Atkinson, son of Elizabeth Barton and John Atkinson, 
born at Salem, New Jersey, 20-10 mo., 1810; m. Elizabeth Bond, 5-2 
jno., 1840, and resided on the homestead near Mullica Hill, New Jersey, 
celebrated their golden wedding, 5-2 mo., 1890 Their children were: — 

John B. Atkinson, b. ii-ii mo., 1840; m. 23-5 mo., 1867, Sarah A. 
Black. 

Lydia T. Atkinson, b. 5-2 mo., 1843; ^^^' Robert Comly. 
^^ Townsend Atkinson, b. 15-9 mo., 1845; died single 26 4 mo., 1S90. 
<• Caroline F. Atkinson, b. 16-12 mo., 1847; ^^^- B. N. Farren, of Mass.; 
d. 3-9 mo., 1885. 

George C. Atkinson, b. 15-5 mo., 1852; m. Fannie M. Miller. 

Warren Atkinson, b. 28-2 mo., 1856. 

VII. Sarah A. Black, wife of John B. Atkinson, was a daugliter of 
William and Ann Black of Mount Holly, New Jersey, removed to 
Earlington, Kentucky, where in connection with Hon. John Clements, 
he published a very comprehensive brochure entitled **The Atkinsons in 
New Jersey." He is vice-president and treasurer of the St. Benard 
Coal Company. His children were (VIII.) John B. Jr., and Mary New- 
bold. John B. Atkinson, Jr., died at Swarthmore College, Pa., 31-10 
mo., 1886. 

VII. George C. Atkinson moved to Earlington, Kentucky, where he 
is now employed as Secretary of the St. Benard Coal Company. 

(From History of Atkinson Family.) *'Samuel Atkinson, father of 
John, who married Elizabeth Borton. married Esther Evans, daughter 
of Thomas and Esther Evans, his wife, of the Township of Evesham, 
New Jersey, on 24-2 mo., 1745. Sameul was a soldier in the Revolution- 
ary War; was in the battle of Long Island. Samuel Atkinson was the 
son of John and Hannah Shinn. John was a son of Wil'iam Atkinson 
and Elizabeth Curtiss; married 9-3 mo., 1686. 

VI. Elizabeth Borton Atkinson married William Hazelton French, 3-3 
mo., 1824. She was a daughter of Elizabeth Borton and John Atkinson. 
Their children were: — 

Caroline, b. 11-4 mo., 1825; m. 20-5 mo., 1847, David T. Burr. 
George A., b. 16-10 mo., 1826; died 22-6 mo., 1827. 
John Eli, b. 28-4 mo., 1828; m. 2-12 mo., 1852, Cynthia E. Jones. 
Charles S., 1). 21-9 mo., 1829; m. 22-1 mo., 1856, Clementine 
Albertson. 

VII. Charles S. French died 9-9 mo., 1857. He and C'ementine Albert- 
son had one child: — 

Ella May French, b. 9-2 mo., 1857. 

Clementine Albertson French later married Geors^e Sidney L')vcll, 
13-1 mo., 1885. No issue. 



GENEaLOGV^. 37 

VII. Cynthia E. Jones, wife of John Eli French, was a daughter of 
William and Rachel Jones, b. 18-12 mo., 1828; died 18-5 mo., 1904. 
V. Hannah Borton, daughter of Caleb Borton and Silence Willits, mar- 
rier Samuel Moore. Their children were: — 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Isaac Flitcraft. 

Keturah, b. 

Rachel, b. ; m. Aaron Edwards. 

Allen, b. ; m. Sarah Dean. 

m. Martha Jennings, widow. 

Abigail, b. ; m. 

VII. Caroline F. Atkinson, b. 16-12 mo., 1847; "i- B- N. Farren of Mass.; 
died 3-9 mo., 1885. 

Thomas, b. ; m. Phebe A. Rice. 

William, b. ; m. Martha Coles. 

Samuel, b. : m. Hannah Moore. 

Atlantic, b. ; m. Benjamin Dean. 

Hannah Moore died i860. 

V. Thomas Borton, son of Caleb Borton and Silence Willits, married 
Maria Braddock. Their children were: — 

Aaron, b. 

Elizabeth, b. Twins. 

Maria Braddock died and Thomas Borton married Elizabeth Lip- 
pincott. She deceased and later Thomas married Beulah Wilson of 
Kennet Square, Pa. No issue. 

VI. Rachel Moore, daughter of Samuel Moore, and Hannah Borton, 
married Aaron Edwards. Hannah Borcon was a daughter of Caleb 
Borton and Silence Willits. Their children were: — 

Anna E. Edwards, b. 20-1 mo., 1845; m. Fillmore Gaunt, 11-2 mo., 
1874. 

Samuel M., b. 5-4 mo., 1846; m. Carrie S. Horner, 2 mo., 1884. 
Henry, b. 27-11 mo., 1847; unmarried. 

Walter, b. 9-8 mo., 1852; m. Christianna G. Kirby, 4-1 mo., 1877. 
Hannah M .,b. 27-8 mo., 1854; m. Asa M. Horner, 21-2 mo., 1879. 

VII. Anna E. Edwards, daughter of Aaron Edwards and Rachel Moore, 
married Fillmore Gaunt. Their children were: — 

Eva H., b. 17-1 mo., 1876; m. Wilmer B. Kille. 30-3 mo., 1897. 

Abbie Anna, and Mary Lizzie, twins, b. 5-4 mo., 1880. 

Dillwin Garfield, b. 16-9 mo., 1881. 
VII. Walter Edwards, son of Aaron Edwards and Rachel Moore, mar- 
ried Christianna G. Kirby. Their children were: — 

Henry Gaunt, b. 1-7 mo., 1883. 

Lewis, b. 1-2 mo., 1889. 

Slierman. b. lo-ii mo., 1890. 

Horace, b. 23-9 mo., 1893. 



38 BORTON FAMILY 

Aaron Edwards died 17-11 mo., 1890 and Rachel, his wife, died 
27-10 mo., 1896. 

VII. Hannah M. Edwards, daughter of Aaron Edwards and Rachel 
Moore, married Asa M. Horner, at Collins, Colorado, 21-2 mo., 1879. 
Their children were : — 

Henry Horner, b. 23-12 mo., 1879. 

George, b. 8-2 mo., 1884. 

Alice Stratton, b. 21-6 mo., 1888; died 12-7 mo., 1888. 

Jesse A., b. 27-5 mo., 1890. 

Eula R.,.b. 12-1 mo., 1892. 

VIII. Eva H. Gaunt, daughter of Fillmore Gaunt and Anna E. Ed- 
wards, marfied Wilmer B. Kille. Their children were: — 

Horace F. Kille, b. 

Helen Horner, b. lo-ii mo., 1904. 

Anna G., b. 17-3 mo., 1907. 

Henry Edwards, soil of Aaron Edwards, died 16-3 mo., 1878. Abbie 
Anna Gaunt died of membranous croup, 18-6 mo., 1882. Fillmroe Gaunt 
died 3-1 1 mo., 1895. Carrie S. H. Edwards, wife of Samuel M. Edwards, 
V. Abigail BortOn, daughter of Caleb Borton and Silence Willits, mar- 
ried Thomas Lippincott, son of Thomas Lippincott and Elizabeth Haines, 
of Westfield, N. J. Abigail Borton and Thomas Lippincott's children 
were: — 

Juliana, b. ; m. John Matlack. 

Pennington, b. ; m. Susanna Haines. 

Barclay, b. ; m. Deborah Burrough. 

Elwood, b. Disappeared when a young man and never 

returned. 

Carlton, b. 181 1; m. Hannah Borton, daughter of Abraham Borton 
and Mary Dudley. 

V. Caleb Borton Jr., b. 7-2 mo., 1774, son of Caleb Borton and Silence 
Willits, married Mary Clark. They had one child: — 

Patience, b. 

Mary died and Caleb Borton Jr. married Mary \\'hite. They had 
children as follows: — 

Omar, b. 30-1 mo., 1818; m. Sarah Albertson. 

Mary C, b. 27-6 mo., 1820; m. Nathan Y. Lippincott. 

Phebe Ann, b. 30-4 mo., 1822. 

Omar. •>. 30-1 mo., 1818; m. Sarah Albertson. 
2-8 mo.. 1867. 

V. Joel Borton, son of Caleb Borton and Silence Willits, married 
Elizabeth Lippincott, daughter of James Lippincott and Hannah Crispen. 
Their children were : — 

Maria, b 20-11 mo., 1804; died 1-8 mo., 1806. 

Sarah, b. 25-7 mo., 1807; died 12-6 mo., 1826. 

Samuel, b. 2-3 mo., 1817; m. Mary Edwards, died 28-9 mo., 1886. 

Elizibeth S., b. 27-7 mo., 1819: m. Jacob Somers, 14-5 mo.. 1840. 



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Asahal, b. 28-8 mo., 1814; m. Ann Flitcraft, 8-3 mo., 1832. 

Aaron, b. 25-1 mo., 1810; m. Lydia Flitcraft, 7-3 mo., 1832. 

Joel, b. 22-1 mo., 1812; m. Maria Rulon, 7-3 mo., 1835. 
m. Elizabeth Robinson, 1840. 

William, b. 22-1 mo., 1812; m. Hannah Gill; died 27-9 mo., 1896. 

Joel and William were twins. 

Keziah, b. 26-11 mo., 1823; died 1823. 

Joel Borton died 6-2 mo., 1869. 
VI. Samuel Borton, son of Joel Borton and Elizabeth Lippincott, born 
3-2 mo., 1817, married Mary Edwards, daughter of Thomas Edwards 
and Sarah Lippincott. The children of Samuel and Elizabeth were : — 

Edwin Lippincott, b. 22-12 mo., 1840; m. Emily Duell. 

Sarah Edwards, b. 15-9 mo., 1843; "i. Chas. Kirkbridge Horner. 

Franklin, b. 8-1 1 mo., 1846; died 3-9 mo., 1858. 

Joseph Moore, b;29-9 mo., 1849; "^- Elizabeth G. Haines. 

Mary Emma,, b. 20-4 mo., 1852; died 17-2 mo., 1853 

Samuel Lippincott, b. 5-3 mo., 1854; m. Anna Cooper. 

Annie Edwards, b. 31-9 mo., 1859; ^- Charles F. Pancoast. 
VIL Edwin Lippincott Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mary Ed- 
wards, married Emily Duell, daughter of John and Tacy Duell. Their 
children were: — 

Mary Ella,- b. 15-2 mo., 1865; m. Chas. French Moore, 1887. 

Frank E., b. 7-10 mo., 1868, m. Emma K. Waddington, 1896 

Albert D., b. 13-5 mo., 1871 ; m. Margaret Tozer, 7-2 mo., 1895. 

John D., b. 19-7 mo., 1872; m. Lidie Crawford, 2-1 1 mo., 1904 

Edith N., b. 20-3 mo., 1875; "^- Elmer E. Kiger, 20-11 mo., 1900. 

Mabel E., b. 29-3 mo., 1887. 

Samuel Lippincott Borton died 16-12 mo., 1880. He was .1 son of 
Samuel Borton and Mary Edwards. 

VIII. Mary Ella Borton, daughter- of Edwin Lippincott »»orton and 
Emily Duell, niarried Chas. French Moore, 2-3 mo., 1887. Their chil- 
dren were: — 

Alice Moore, b. 7-12 mo., 1887. 

Ed.vin Borton, b. 16-3 mo., 1891. 

ChaiJes T., b. 17-7 mo., 1900. 
VIII. Frank E. Borton, son of Edwin Lippincott Borton and Emily 
Duell, married Emma K. Waddington. 2-9 mo., 1896. Their children 
were: — 

Helen M., b. 15-9 mo., 1897. 

Norman, b. 5 mo., 1898. 

Mary \V., b. 6 mo., 1899. 

Emily, b. 24-3 mo., 1902.. 
VIII. Albert D. Borton, son of Edwin Lippincott Borton and Emily 
Duel!, married Margaret Tozer, 7-2 mo., 1895. Their children were: — 
Ethel M., b. 14-12 mo., 189 5. 
Edith M., b. 22-2 mo., 1899. 



40 BORTON FAMILY 

VIII. John D. Borotn, son of Edwin Lippincott Borton and Emily 
DuelK married Lidie Crawford, 2-1 1 mo., 1904. No issue. 
VIII. Edith N. Borton, daughter of Edwin Lippincott Borton and Emily 
Duel), married Elmer E. Kiger, 20-11 mo., 1900. They have one 
daughter : — 

lulith Bcrton Kiger, b. 28-8 mo., 1902. 

VII. Sarah Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Mary Edwards, 
married Charlee; K. Horner, 15-3 mo., 1865. Samuel Borton was a son 
of Joel Borton and Elizabeth Lippincott. Sarah and Charles' children 
were : — 

Anna Bell, b. y-y mo., 1866; m. Frank Kirby, 25-2 mo., 1892. 
Mary Borton, b. 1-12 mo., 1872; died 12-6 mo., 1897. 

VIII. Anna Bell Horner, daughter of Sarah Borton and Charles K. 
Horner, married Frank Kirby. Their children were: — 

Mary, b. 21-12 mo., 1892. 
Charles, b. 2-4 mo., 1897. 

VII. Joseph Moore Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mary Edwards, 
married Elizabeth G. Haines, 15-2 mo., 1873. Their children were: — 

Emma, b. 19-1 mo., 1874; m. David Russell Stratton. 
Linwood, b. 17-9 mo., 1877; ^^- Florence Josephine Gruff. 

VIII. Linwood Haines Borton, son of Joseph Moore Borton and 
Elizabeth G. Haines, married Florence Josephine Gruff, 15-2 mo., 1899. 
Their children were : — 

Mildred G., b. 26-1 mo., 1900. 

Joseph Harold, b. 31-8 mo., 1902. 
VII. Samuel Lippincott Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mary Ed- 
wards, married Anna Cooper. Their children were: — 

Joseph Cooper, b. ; deceased. 

Estclla, b. 7 mo., 1880: died 9 mo.. 1890. 
VII. Annie Edwards Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Mary Ed- 
wards, married Charles Fithian Pancoast, 5-12 mo., 1882. Their children 
were : — 

Joseph Davis, b. 8-9 mo., 1883. 

Ch^irles Fithian, b. 8-1 1 mo., 1892. 
VI. Aaron Borton, son of Joel Borton and Elizabeth Lippincott, mar- 
ried Lydia I-^litcraft, 1832. Their children were: — 

Martha R., 1). 8-1 1 mo., 1833; m. Charles Heritage, 6-14 mo., 1854. 

Thomas, b. 15-11 mo., 1836; m. Annie E. Gaunt, 9-2 mo., 1865. 

Elizabeth L., b. 3-7 mo., 1838; m. Asa Engle, 10-7 mo., 1874. 

David, h. 11-5 mo., 1840; m. Lydia A. Tonkins, 12-3 mo., 1867. 

Richard, b. ; died at the I)attle of (lettysburg. 3-5 mo., 1865. 

Lydia, b. 26-2 mo., 1844; "i- George Duell, 15-2 mo., 1866. 

Sarah, b. 23-1 mo., 1846; m. Charles Peterson, 6-3 mo., 1867. 

Aaron, b. 19-7 mo., 1849; "i- Sarah S. Kirl)y, 14-1 mo., 1872. 

Lydia Tonkins, wife of David Rorton, died 18-7 mo., 1905, and 



GENEALOGY. 41 

David married Sarah A, Haines, 25-2 mo., 1906. 

Sarah S. Kirby, wife of Aaron Borton, died 21-6 mo., 1906. 

VII. Martlia R. Borton, daughter of Aaron Borton and Lydia Flit- 
craft, married Charles Heritage, son of Jonathan Heritage and Esther 
Atkinson. Their children were : — 

Walter, b. 21-2 mo., 1855; m. Susan R. Haines, 5-3 mo., 1878. 
Alberr b. 1-7 mo., 1856; m. Rebecca B. Batten, 29-11 mo., 1883. 
Clara, b. 7-12 mo., 1867; died 4-7 mo., 1879. 
John C, b. 16-3 mo., 1869; m. Elizabeth Borden, 8-6 mo., 1886. 
Richard B., b. i.s-5 nio., 1863; "i- Martha Borton of Ohio, 28-9 mo.,. 
1892. 

Esther L., b. 2-3 mo., 1869; m. Howard J. Rulon, 4-3 mo., 1890. 
Mary, b. 3-9 mo., 1872; died 6-1 mo., 1875. 
Howard J.,'b. 18-2 mo., 1874; died 5-7 mo., 1877. 

VIII. Walter Heritage, son of Charles Heritage and Martha Borton, 
married Susan R. Haines. They have two children: — 

Howard J., b. 19-11 mo., 1882; m. Martha B. Kirchner, 24-2 mo!^ 
1904. 

Charles T., b. 22-3 mo., 1888. 
VIII. Albert Heritage, son of Charles Heritage and Martha Borton, 
married Rebecca B. Batten, daughter of John and Anna Batten. Their 
children were: — 

Clifford B., b. 29-8 mo., 1884; m. Anne Gooden. 

Raymond E., b. 4-9 mo., 1886; died 24-2 mo., 1887. 

Clara B., b. 25-5 mo., 1888. 

Emma, b. 2-12 mc, 1890: died 2-12 mo., 1890. 

Alice R., b. 3-7 mo., 1892. 

^\'arren A., b. 22-8 mo., 1896; died 4-3 mo., 1897. 

Edith M., b. 2-9 mo., 1898. 

Ann T., b. 11-7 mo., 1902. 

Albert M., b. 24-8 mo., 1906. 
VIII. John C. Heritage, son of Chalres Heritage and Martha Borton,. 
married Elizabeth Borden, daughter of Thomas J. and Ann L. Borden. 
Their children were : — 

Clarence, b. 1-7 mo., 1887. 

Martha, b. 23-7 mo., 1889. 

El wood, b. 5-12 mo., 1897. 

VIII. Richard Heritage, son of Cliarles Heritage and Martha Borton, 
married Martha Borton of Ohio. They had one son: — 

Walter, b. 12-7 mo., 1899. 

IX. Howard J., son of Walter Heritage and Susan R. Haines, married 
Martha B. Kirchner. They had one daughter: — 

Loisa May, b. 11-4 mo., 1905. 
VII. Thomas Borton, son of Aaron Borton and Lydia Flitcraft, married 
Annie E. Gaunt, daughter of Samuel Gaunt and Caroline Horner. 



42 BORTON FAMILY 

Samuel Gaunt was the son of John Gaunt and Elizabeth Kirby, and 
Caroline Horner was the daughter of Elijah Horner and Elizabeth Cole. 
Thomas Borton and Annie E. Gaunt's children were: — 

Elizabeth, b. 15-3 mo., 1866; m. Henry Ridgeway, 9-10 mo., i8qo. 

Samuel G., b. 28-1 mo., 1870; m. Elizabeth Brown, 4-2 mo., 1891. 

William S., b. 6-5 mo., 1871 ; m. Elizabeth K. Cooper, 29-8 mo., 1905. 
VIII. Elizabeth Borton, daughter of Thomas Borton and Annie E. 
Gaunt, married Henry Ridgeway, son of Wadington Ridgeway and Ann 
Powell. Their children were: — 

Mary T., b. 

Lydia, b. 

Harvey, b. 

Henry, b. 
VIII. Samuel G. Borton, son of Thomas Borton and Annie Gaunt, 
married Elizabeth Brown, 4-2 mo., 1891. Their children were: — 

Carrie G., b. 3-12 mo., 1891. 

Etta, b. 1-4 mo., 1893. 

Jesse T., b. 18-10 mo., 1896. 
VIII. William H. Borton, son of Thomas Borton and Annie E. Gaunt, 
married Elizabeth Kirby Cooper, 29-8 mo., 1895, daughter of Joseph and 
Elizabeth Cooper. Their children were: — 

R. Borton, b. 15-8 mo., 1896. 

Mildred, b. 3-1 1 mo., 1898; died 1900. 
VII. Elizabeth Borton, daughter of Aaron Borton and Lydia Flitcraft, 
married Asa Engle, 7-10 mo., 1884, son of Joshua Engle and Mary 
Gardner. They have one son: — 

James G., b. 2-1 1 mo., 1875; m. Ruth W. Peasley, daughter of 
Gideon and Waddington Peasley. 15-3 mo., 1904. 

VII. David Borton, son of Aaron Borton and Lydia Flitcraft, married 
Lydia A. Tonkins, 12-4 mo., 1867. Their children were: — 

Richard B., b. 22-11 mo., 1868; ni. Helen D .Shull, 14-12 mo., 1892. 
Lydia P., b. 3-1 1 mo., 1870; m. Joseph H. Butcher, 22-2 mo., 1895. 
George T., b. 24-11 mo., 1873; m. Ann P. Kirby, 18-11 mo., 1896. 

VIII. Richard B. Borton, son of David Borton and Lydia A. Tonkins, 
married Helen D. Shull, 14-12 mo., 1892, daughter of Asareah Shull 
and Mary Pane. Their children were: — 

Alice P.. b. 23-4 mo., 1894. 

Richard B., b. 29-12 mo., 1898. 

Frances B., b. 8-1 mo., 1899. 

Alfred E., b. 1-12 mo., 1902. 
VIII. Lydia F. Borton, daughter of David Borton and Lydia Tonkins, 
married Joseph H. Butcher, 22-2 mo., 1895. Their children were: — 

Herbert B., 26-1 mo., 1897. 

Joseph H., b. 13-6 mo., 1898. 
VIII. George T. Borton, son of David Borton and Lydia Tonkins, 



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married Anna P. Kirby, 18-11 mo., 1896. They had two children: — 
George T., b. 1-8 mo., 1900. 
Mary E., b. 5-1 mo., 1904. 

VII. Ly.dia Borton, daughter of Aaron Borton and Lydia Flitcraft, 
married George H. Duell, 15-2 mo., 1866, son of John Duell and Tacy 
Homer. Their children were : — 

Wilbert H., b. 6-5 mo., 1867: m. Abigail Dubois, 12-8 mo., 1886. 
Mary C., b. 26-7 mo., 1870; m. Asa Moore ,6-3 mo., 1896. 
Martha R., b. 6-9 mo., 1873; m. Charles Tonkins, 31-3 mo., 1897. 
Li7zie L., b. 6-9 mo., 1873. (Twins). 

VIII. Wilbert H. Duell, son of Lydia Borton and George H. Duell, 
married Abigail Dubois, 12-8 mo., 1884, daughter of John V. Dubois. 
They have one child: — 

Edna, b. 3-2 mo., 1889. 
VIII. Mary C. Duell, daughter of Lydia Borton and George H. Duell, 
married Asa Moore, 6-3 mo., 1896, son of Benjamin Moore and Hope 
Lippincott. They have one child: — 

EUie D., b. 1893. 
VIII. Martha R. Duell, daughter of Lydia Borton and George H. Duell, 
married Charles Tonkins, 31-3 mo., 1897, son of Samuel Tonkins. They 
have two children : — 

Marrion L., b. ii-i mo., 1900. 

Edith, b. 28-7 mo., 1901. ^ 

VII. Sarah B. Borton, daughter of Aaron Borton and Lydia Flitcraft, 
married Charles Peterson, 6-3 mo., 1867, son of Joseph Peterson and 
Sarah Cowley. Their children w^ere: — 

Joseph B., b. 8-2 mo., 1868; died 19-8 mo.. 1869. 
Lydia T., b. 2-6 mo., 1869; m. Thomas F. Batten, 21-2 mo., 1889. 
Anna B., b. 15-1 mo., 1871; m. Joseph Gardner, 19-3 mo., 1891. 
F'^lorence, b. 8-7 mo., 1872; m. George E. Vennel, 9-1 1 mo., 1898. 
Sarah H., b. 20-8 mo., 1874; m. William E. Nichols, 11-5 mo., 1900. 
Charles A., b. 29-1 mo., 1876; m. Sarah M. Ambler, 27-2 mo., 1901. 
Clara B., b. 24-7 mo., 1879. 
George R., b. 10-12 mo., 1884. 
Elsie A., b. 1-8 mo., 1888. 

VIII. Anna B. Peterson, daughter of Sarah B. Borton and Charles 
Peterson, married Joseph Gardner, 19-3 mo., 1891. Their children were: 

Elizabeth R., b. 4-7 mo., 1892. , 

Wiliberd, b. 17-8 mo., 1894. 

Hazel, b. 3-2 mo., 1899. 
VIII. Florence Peterson, daughter of Sarah B. Borton and Charles 
Peterson, married George H. Vennel, 9-1 1 mo., 1898. Their children 
were : — 

G. Earl, b. 4-8 mo., 1899. 

Rupert, b. 19-9 mo., 1900. 

George H. Vennel died in 23-8 mo., 1902. 



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VIII. Sarah H. Peterson, daughter of Sarah B. Borton and Charles 
' Peterson, married William E. Nichols, son cf Isaiah Nichols. They 
have one son : — 

Elwell, b. 1 1-8 mo., 1900. 
VII. Aaron \V. Borton, son of Aaron Borton and Lydia * Flitcraft. 
married Sarah S. Kirby, 4-1 mo., 1872, daughter of Ebenezer Kirby and 
Martha Somers. Their children were: — 

Martha R., b. 18-1 mo., 1873; m. Clinton Iredell, 7-3 mo., 1899. 

VI. William Borton, son of Joel Borton and Elizabeth Lippincott, 
married Hannah T. Gill, 4-2 mo., 1836. Their children were: — 

Ann, b. ; died in infancy. 

Sarah, b. ; died in infancy. 

Hannah, b. 5-4 mo., 1840; m. James Griscom. 

Rachel M.. b. 19-7 mo., 1842; m. Henry Lippincott. 

Keziah. b. : died young. 

Sarah Ann, b. ; died young. 

John G., b. 9-10 mo.. 1847; ^^- Alice Borton, 15-9 mo., 1870. 

William, b. 2-1 mo., 1850; m. Mary A. Sailer. 

Joel, b. 12-11 mo.. 1854: m. Mary E. Wallace. 

VII. Hannah Borton, daughter of William Borton and Hannah T. 
Gill, married James Griscom. They had three sons: — 

William Borton, b. 23-7 mo., 1876: m. Mary Taylor. 
James, b. n died single. 

Robert W., 1). ; died single. 

VIII. Wil.iam Borton Griscom and Mary Taylor had one son: — 
William Borton Griscom, Jr., b. 7-1 mo., 1906. 

VII. Rachel M. Borton, daughter of Wm. Borton and Hannah T. Gill, 
married Henry Lippincott. Their children were: — 

C. Carroll, b. 6-10 mo., 1874: m. Mary D. Ewing. 

H. Raymond, I). 23-8 mo., 1879; m. Elizal)eth G. Hunt, i-io mo., 

VIII. C. Carol Li])pincott, son of Rachel M. Borton and Henry Lip- 
pincott, married Mary I). Ewing. They have two children: — 

Grace, 1). 1-6 mo., 1902. 

Laurence Carroll, b. 8-7 mo., 1906 
VII. John G. Borton, son of William Borton and Hannah T. Gill, mar- 
ried Alice A. Borton. Their children were: — 

Linda T., b. 1-9 mo., 1871 ; deceased 2-9 mo., 1871. 

J. Gilbert, b. 8-5 mo., 1872; m. Martha Hazelton, 10-2 mo., 1895. 

Hannah T., b. 18-2 mo., 1874; m. Franklin S. Taylor. 

Lucy L., b. 18-5 mo., 1876; m. Robert Miller Fogg. 

Elsie A., b. 13-2 mo., 1884; deceased. 

Rachel M, Borton, wife of Henry Lippincott, was a prominent 
minister among Friends. 
VII. J. (iill:crt P>crt(Mi. sen cf Jchn (i. I)()rton and Alice A. Bortori. 




R'VCHEL Bo.<TON LiPPiNCOTT 







Fletcher iVl. E. Churcli located on Homestead of Benjamin BortQii, Sr. 

GiiriiscV Coimiv, Ohio. 



GENEALOGY. 45 

inarried Martha Allen Hazelton. They had two children: — 
Gilbert Earl, b. 26-7 mo., 1901. 
Elsie Allen, b. 4-10 mo., 1903. 
VIII. Hannah T. Borton, daughter of John G. Borton and Alice A. 
Borton, married Franklin S. Taylor, i-i mo., 1902. They have one 
daughter: — 

Alice, b. 19-2 mo., 1903. 
VIII. Lucy L. Borton, daughter of John G. Borton and Alice A. Bor- 
ton, married Robert Miller Fogg, i-io mo., 1902. Their children -.vere: — 
John Borton, b. 26-8 mo., 1903. 
David Taylor, b. 19-1 mo., 1905. 
VII. Joel Borton, son of William Borton and Hannah T. Gill, married . 
Mary E. Wallace. William Borton was a son of Joel Borton, Sr., and 
Klizabeth Lippincott, and Joel Borton, Jr., was also a son of Joel Borton 
Sr. and Elizabeth Lippincott. and Joel Borton Sr. was a son of Caleb 
Borton and Silence Willitts. Joel Borton and Mary E. Wallace's chil- 
dren were : — 

Mary Wallace, b. 1-4 mo., 1875; ^^- Robert G. Baynes. 
Helen Griscom, b. 2-2 mo., 1877. 
William, b. 13-4 mo., 1879; ^^^- Lydia Allen Ware. 
Alice, b. 1-5 mo., i88i. 
Samuel Lippincott, b. 29-11 mo., 1882. 
Clement, 1). i5-8 mo., :H84. 
Jcel Roland, b. 13-6 m.j., 1886. 
Allen Wallace, 1). 28-7 mo., 1890. 
Francis, b. : died in infancy. 

Omar, b. 4-8 mo., 1892. 
Joseph, b. ; died in infancy. 

At the home of the bride's parents, 2y, 11 mo., 1907, by T^-iends' 
ceremony, Frank K. Ridgway, son of Samuel A. and Elizabeth H. Ridg- 
way, to Alice Borton, daughter of Joel and Mary E. Borton, a'l of 
\\'ocdstcwn. New Jersey. 

VIII. Mary Wallace Bortcn, daughter cf Joel Borio:^. and Mary E. 
\\'allace. married Robert G. Baynes. They had three children: — 
Elizabeth Elecnor, b. 
Robert Griscom Jr., b. 
Edward Borton, b. 
VIII. William Borton, son of Joel Bort6n and Mary E. Wallace, mar- 
ried Lydia Allen Ware. They have two children: — 
Lu Lu Jet, b. 

Sarah Virginia, b. 30-4 mo., 1907. 

Joel Borton, son of Wi'liam Borton and Hannah T. Gill, was born 
in New Jersesy, 12-11 mo., 1854 and was married to Mary E. Wallace by 
whom he had eleven children. He was a prominent minister among 
Fricntl.s. has traveled quite extensively in this country in the cause of 



46 BORTON FAMILY 

the Master and, in 1904, made a religious visit to England. Mary E. 
Wallace Borton is also a zealous Friend and *7iade the European trip 
with her husband. 

VI. Elizabeth S. Borton, daughter of Joel Borton, Sr., and Elizabeth 
Lippincott, married Jacob Somers. Joel Borton Jr. was a son of Joel 
Borton Sr. and married Maria Rulon. Joel Borton Sr. was a son of 
Caleb Borton and Silence Willits. Elizabeth and Jacob Somers' children 
were : — 

Alfred J., b. 27-9 mo., 1841. 

Richard, b. 7-5 mo., 1844. 

Sarah, b. 17-3 mo., 1846. 

Edward B., b. 5-4 mo., 1848 died; same year. 

Aaron B., b. 8-3 mo., 1850. 

Chalkley L., b. 28-5 mo., 1851; died same year. 

Jacob, b. 6-10 mo., 1852; died 31-10 mo., 1892. 

Maria L., b. 20-11 mo., 1855; m. Gideon Tussie. 

Joel Borton, b. 30-8 mo., 1857; m. Jennie 

William B., b. 29-9 mo., 1859. 
Anna J., b. 13-9 mo., 1863. 
Franklin A., b. 3-12 mo., 1864. 

VII. Alfred J. Somers died in camp, near Falmouth, Virginia, 13-3 nic, 
1862, aged 21 years, 3 mo., 16 days. 

VII. Richard B. Somers died 12-4 mo., 1867, aged 22 years, 11 mo., 

5 days. 

VII. Franklin A. Somers died of lock-jaw, 20-7 mo., 1874. 

VII. Maria L. Somers, daughter of Elizabeth S. Borton and Jacob 

Somers, married Gideon Tussie, i-i mo., 1878. Elizabeth S. Borton 

was a daughter of Joel Borton and Elizal)eth Lippincott. The children 

of Maria L. Somers and Gideon Tussie were : — 

Elizabeth S., b .13-1 mo., 1879. 

Eleanor S., b. 23-8 mo., 1884. 

Henry B., b. 10-7 mo., 1889. 

VII. Jacob Somers, Jr., son of Jacob Somers and Elizabeth S. Borton, 
married They left two children : — 

Franklin A., b. * ; m. Emma Weldon. 

Emma J., b. 

VIII. Franklin A. Somers, son of Jacob Somers and 

married Emma Weldon. They had one child: — 

Lillian, b. 
VIII. Emma Somers, daughter of Jacob Somers, Jr., and Elizabeth S. 
.Borton, married James Simpson. They have two children: — 

Norman S., b. 

Earl A., b. 

Emmri Somers Simpson died 7-1 mo., 1906. 
VII. Joe! Horlon Somers, son of Elizihcth S. rU)rton and Jaco!) Somers, 



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Home of Joel Boiton, Woodstown, N. J. 




Joel Borton. 



GENEALOGY 47 

married Jennie Their children were : — 

Frances C, b. 25-9 mo., 1882. 

William B., b. 24-12 mo., 1883. 

Raymond, b. 22-12 mo., 1886. 
VII. Warren H. Somers, son of Jacob Somers and Elizabeth S. Bor- 
ton, married Mary A Their children were: — 

Joseph Allen, b. 21-6 mo., 1873; m. Mabel , by whom 

he had two children: — 

Violet, born 21-4 mo., 1898. 

Warren, b. 28-11 mo., 1900. 
VL Joel Borton, Jr., son of Joel Borton and Elizabeth Lippincott, born 
22-7 mo., 1812, married Maria Rulon, 7-5 mo., 1835. She died on the 
29-9 mo., 1836. Joel Borton, later, married Elizabeth Robinson, 19-5 
mo., 1840. Their children were: — 

Susanna, b. 16-5 mo., 1841 ; m. Thomas Hunter. 

Joseph, b. 30-1 mo., 1843 ; died in infancy 

William, b. 18-11 mo., 1844; died in infancy. 

Rebecca D., b. 12-2 mo., 1846. 

Stacy C, b. 12-4 mo., 1849. 

Richard D., b. 2-5 mo., 1852; died in infancy. 

Mary E., b. 12-1 mo., 1854. 

Sarah Emma, b. 9-5 mo., 1861. 

Edward R., b. 21-3 mo., 1864. 

VI. Asahel Borton, son of Joel Borton and Elizabeth Lippincott, born 
28-8 mo., 1814, married Ann Flitcraft, 7-3 mo., 1839. Their children 
were : — 

Anna, b. 5-1 mo., 1840. 
Benjamin, b. 5-10 mo., 1841. 
Isabel, b. 26-4 mo., 1843. 
Prudence P., b. 5-1 1 mo., 1847. 
Mary Anna, b. 19-10 mo., 1853. 

VII. Susanna Borton, daughter of Joel B.>rton, Jr., and Elizabeth 
Robinson, married Thomas Hunter, 22-1 mo., 1866 and died 21-5 mo., 
1872, left three children: — 

J. Franklin, b. 

Louisa B., b. 

Levi Morse, b. 
VII. Mary E. Borton, daughter of Joel Borton, Jr., and Elizabeth 
Robinson, married Samuel H. Carter in 1876 and died in 1894. Their 
children were: — 

Dora, b. 

Stacy, 1). 

William, 1). 

Rebecca, b. 
VII. Sarah Emma Borton, daughter of Joel Borton Jr., and Elizabeth 



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Robinson, married Harry Wallace, 1885 and died 1895. They had one 
child:— 

Omar B., b. ; died young. 

VII. Edward R. Borton, son of Joel Borton, Jr., and Elizabeth Robin- 
son, married Matilda Conover, 22-5 mo., 1890, They had two children : — 

Everett, b. 

Richard, b. 

Matilda Conover died 5 mo., 1898, and Edward R. Borton married 
Mary Kiger, 2-5 mo., 19CX3, by whom he had: — 

Sarah Mable, b. 

IV. Josiah Borton, son of William Borton and Abigail Lord, married 
Rebecca Haines. 17-11 mo., 1774. Rebecca was born 30-7 mo., 1754, and 
was a daughter of Solomon Haines and Rebecca Sharp, who were mar- 
ried in 1749. Rebecca Sharp was the daughter of William Sharp and 
Mary Austin, who were married 5 mo., 1716. William Sharp, born 2-10 
mo., 1689, the son of John Sharp and Elizabeth Payne, who married 
17-4 mo., 1688. Solomon Haines born 25-1 mo., 1728, -was the son of 
Carlisle Haines and Sarah Matlack, who were married, 1721. Carlisle 
Haines, the son of Richard and Mary Carlisle Haines. Carlisle Haines 
was born in 1700. Richard Haines was ])orn in the parish of Aynho, 
Northampton, England. 

The children of Josiah Borton and Rebecca Haines were: — 

Josiah, b. 1780: m. Margaret Sharp, died 1819. 

Isaac, I). ; m. Sarah Peacock. 

Sarah, b. 25-7 mo., 1782; m. Job Engle; she died 1854. 

V. Sarah Borton, daughter of Josiah Borton, Sr., and Rebecca Haines, 
married Job Engle. He was born in 1780. Their children were: — 

VI. Edith Ann, b. ; m. Dr. Joseph E. Thaane. Their children 
were : — 

Elvvood E. Thaane. 
Howard. 

William Penn; died in infancy. 
V. Josiah Borton, son of Josiah Borton and Rebecca Haines, mar- 
ried Margaret Sharp. Their children were: — 

George, b. 17-11 mo., 1801 ; m. Polly Summers, 

m. Mary Miller, 
m. Charity Vickers. 
Margaret, b. 26-4 mo., 1803: m .Jeremiah Rakestraw, 1822. 
Josiah, Jr., 1). 4-7 mo., 1804; m. Lydia Rakestraw. 
Rebecca, 1). 7-12 mo., 1895; "i- Jacob Burden, 

m. William Devoe. 
m. Jesse Eaton. 
John. b. 1 1-5 mo., 1806; m. Elizabeth Powers. 




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GENEALOGY. 49 

! ' m. Melinda . . * 

Alahlon,' b. 4-10 mo., 1808; m. Racji^l .Garwood. 
Ann, b. 20-2 mo., 1810; m. Job Rakestraw, 

m. John Evans, 

m. John Garvswod. -x 

Isaac, b. 4-4 mo., 181 1; m. Keturah Anders m, 

m. Eve Heater. 
Job, b. 25-8 mo., 1812; m. Elizabeth Hester. 
Sarah, b. 13-6 mo., 1814; died single, 1843. 
Phebe S., b. 5-8 mo., 1815; m. Japhet L. Prickitt. 
Jane, b. 18-5 mo., 181 7; m. John Peacock. 

Margaret Sharp died in 1819 and Josiah Borton married Hannah 
Fairfield, a native of Virginia, by whom he had two sons:—- 
Henry, b. 4-5 mo., 1821; m. Rachel Bunton, 

m Hinney. 

Soloman, b. 13-3 mo., 1823; died a young man. 
Hannah Fairfield died in 1824 and in 1828 Josiah married Sarah 
Pendry. No issue to this last marriage. 

VI. Margaret Borton, oldest daughter of Josiah Borton and Margaret 
Sharp, was born neear Mount Holly, Burlington county, N. J., 26-4 mo., 
1803. When about eleven years of age, she came with her parents to 
Clinton county, Ohio. Here, in the year 1822, she was married to 
Jeremiah Rakestraw. In the fall of 1849, she with her husband and 
family of nine children again took up their westward march and settled 
5n St. Joseph county, Indiana, five miles north east of North Liberty. 
In Ohio, their farm consisted of 49 acres of land, while that of their new 
home in Indiana embraced 160 acres. They left Lumberton, Ohio, on 
109 mo., and landed at their new home 20-9 mo., 1849. The journey was 
made in covered wagons and took ten days to cover the distance of about 
250 miles. Her husband, Jeremiah Rakestraw, was also born near Mount 
Holly, N. J.,. 2-10 mo., 1795 and died at their home in Indiana, 9-10 mo., 
1854, age 59 years. She followed him to the better world, 20 years later, 
in 1874, age 71 years. They were both consistent Christians, faithful 
members of the Methodist Episcopal church. They were both buried in 
the Porter cemetery. Liberty township, St. Joseph county, Indiana. 
Their children were all born in Green county, Ohio, near Lumberton, and 
were as follows: — 

Ann,b. ; m. Abner Wharton, 

m. David Garwood. 

Aaron, b. 9-1 mo., 1829: m. 15-2 mo-, i860, Caroline Moore. 

Foster, b. ; died in infancy. 

George, b. 25-11 *mo., 1832; m. Lavina Rupe. 

Amos, b. 10-10 mo.,.j834: m. Lettie Brace. 

Margaret, b. ; ni. Nicholas Geyer. ^f ' 



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Job. b. ; m. Elizabeth Home. 

Mary, b. 8-4 mo., 1842; m. Eli Garwood. 
Martha, b. 15-3 mo., 1844; "i. William Wharton, 

m. John Friar. 
Dinah Jane, b. 23-2 mo., 1848; m. Simon Mangus. 

VII. Ann Rakestraw, daughter of Margaret Borton and Jeremiah 
Rakestraw, married Abner Wharton. Their children were: — 

Lydia Ann, b. 

Frank, b. 

Riley, b. 

Robert, b. 
VII. Aaron Rakestraw, son of Margaret Borton and Jeremiah Rake- 
straw, married Caroline Moore, 15-2 mo., i860. Their children were: — 

Henry Lincoln, b. 4-3 mo., 1861. 

Levi Albert Rakestraw, b. i-i mo., 1863; m. Georgia A. Barrett. 

Angeline Agusta, b. 16-8 mo., 1865; m. Marion Mangus. 

Oscar Isaiah, b, 29-8 mo., 1867; m. Ida O. Neal. 

Barbary Aldora, b. 31-12 mo., 1869; m. Nelson Ronstead. 

Margaret Melinda, b. 13-8 mo., 1873. 

Daughter died in infancy, b. 13-12 mo., 1875. 

Martha Jane, b. 18-10 mo., 1876. 
VII. George Rakestraw, son of Margaret Borton and Jeremiah Rake- 
straw, married Lavina Rupe. Their children were: — 

Francis May, b. ix-12 mo., 1859. 

John Delbert, b. 13-2 mo.. 1862; died 15-8 mo., 1862. 

Samuel Franklin, b. 30-5 mo., 1867. 

Henry Sylvester,. b, 15-2 mo., 1869; died 21-2 mo., 1879. " 
VII. Amos Rakestraw, son of Margaret Borton and Jeremiah Rake- 
straw, married .Lettie Brace. Their children were: — 

Berton, b. . ; single. 

Two other children died in infancy. 

Berton Rakestraw lives at South Bend, Indiana. He is a machinist 
by profession and he spells his name Rex&trew. George Rakestraw is 
a farmer, owning 79 acres of choice land in Liberty township, St. Joseph 
county, Ind. In politics he is a Republican, and is a member of the 
Weslyan Methodist church. His address is North Liberty, Ind. 
VII. Margaret Rakestraw, daughter of Margaret Borton and Jere- 
miah Rakestraw, married Nicholas G^j^er. Their children were: — 

John Geyer, b. ; m Francis. 

Catherine, b. 

Lena, b. ; m. John Lodge, died 6 mo., 1885. 

Ellen, b. ; m. Bart Lodge. 

Abbie, b. ; died age 15 years. 

Sarah, b. ; m Pickle. 




George Rakestravv, and son Samuel Franklin Rexstrew, of 
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Lydia, b. ; m Hoffman. . 

Sylvester, b. ; died age 9 years. 

William, b. 27-3 mo., 1880. 

VII. Job Rakestraw, son of Margaret Borton and Jeremiah Rake- 
straw, married Elizabeth Home. Their children were: — 

John Clinton, b. 15-7 mo., 1862; m. Alice Auten. 
Margaret M., b. i-io mo., 1864; m. J. M. Dick. 
Mary J. b. 21-4 mo., 1867; "^- A- E. Gantz. 

VIII. John Clinton Rakestraw, son of Job Rakestraw and Elizabeth 
Home, married Alice Auten. Job was a son of Jeremiah Rakestraw 
and Margaret Borton. John and Alice Rakestraw's children were: — 

Hazel May, b. 17-12 mo., 1891. 

Edith Fay, b. i-io mo., 1906. 

Their address, 1907, is Sacramento, Cal. 
VIII. Margaret M. Rakestraw, daughter of Job Rakestraw and Eliza- 
beth Home, married J. M. Dick, of Portis, Kansas, b. 10-8 mo., 1859. 
Their children were : — 

Harvey H. Dick, b. 4-1 1 mo., 1883; died 22-11 mo., 1883. 

Guy E., b. 3-5 mo., 1886. 

Inez May, b. 29-3 mo., 1890. 

Hazel M., b. 1-9 mo., 1898. - • 

VIII. Mary J. Rakestraw, daughter of Job Rakestraw and Elizabeth 
Home, was born 21-4 mo., 1867, married A. E. Gantz. Their children 
were : — 

Harry Eugene Gantz, b. 20-5 mo., 1886. 

Margaret Eleanor, b. 23-5 mo., 1890; died 2-5 mo., 1895. 

Arthur Ellsworth, b. 1-2 mo., 1892. 

Helen Dorothy, b. 22-10 mo., 1900. 

Howard Samuel, b. 2-3 mo., 1897; ^^^^ 6-7 mo., 1897. 

Their address, 1907, Portis, Kansas. 
VII. Martha Rakestraw, daughter of Margaret Borton and Jeremiah, 
Rakestraw, married William Wharton. They had two children:— 

Silas Edward Wharton, b. 8-5 mo., 1865; m. Ella Schroder, * 

One daughter died in infancy. - '^ ^*h'^ 

William Wharton died and Martha married John Friar. They re- 
side at North Liberty, Ind. 

VII. Dinah Jane Rakestraw, daughter of Margaret Borton and 
Jeremiah Rakestraw, married Simon Mangus. Their children were : 

Melissa Ann, b. 20-6 mo., 1870; m. Edward McDonald, 

m. CliflFord Mathewson. 

Samuel Franklin, b. 12-8 mo., 1873; m .Ida L. Workman. 

m. Maud Brown. 

Martha Pearl, b. 6-10 mo., 1879; m. Clarence Lewis. 

Asa Merrill, b. 3-9 mo., 1883; m. 

Grace, b. 4-8 mo., 1887; died in infancy. 



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Winnie Ethel, b. 7-11 nio„ 1891 ;,siitgle., 
VIII. Silas Edward Wharton, son of Marth^t Rakestraw and William 
Whaiiton^ married Ella Schroder, Their children were: — r 

Martha Christena, K.j^ ma., .1887; m. Jacob Sanley. One child! 
Bertha Sanley; Martha died 14-8 njo., 1905. 
r- Clarence Russell, b. 6-4 mo., 1892. 
I Hazel M., b. 15-5 mo., ^^905. 

^III. Kf elissa Apn M^ngus, daughter of Dinah Jane Rakestraw and 
tSimon Mangus, marriet;! Edward McDonald. They had one child:-— 

Ethel »^cDonald, b. 25-8 mo., 1898. 

Later Melissa Ann Manges married Clifford Mathewsou, by v'h>m 
she had two children: — 

Bernice Mathewson, b. 1-9 mo., 1903. 
. , Earl, b. 21-7 mo., 1906., . : 

yill, Samuel Franklin Mangus, son of Dinah Jane Rakestraw and 
Simon Mangus, married 12-8 mo., 1899, Ida L. Workman, and laier, 
4 mo., 1903, Maud Brown. Their children were: — 

Gertrude. B..Maiigy5,^b.. 2 1-6 mo., 1900. 

Helen E., b. 25-2 mo., 1902. 

Everett E., b. 12-3 mo., 1905. { 

Gladys E., b. 3T12 mo., 1906. 
, Jvan L., b. 28-3 mo.,. 1907. i 

VIII. Martlia Pearl Mangus, daughter of Dinah Jane Rakestraw and 
Simon Mangus, married Clarence Lewis, 23-8 mo., 1901. Their children 
were: — 

Cora A. Lewis, b. 1-5 mo., 1902. 

Fordie L., b. 10-10 mo., 1903. 

Lloyd A.,.b. 3176 mp., 1906. 

Melissa Ann Mangus married Edward McDonald, 27-11 mo., 1890, 
aixJ: CliflEord Mathewson, 24-10, mo., .1901. 

VIL Mary Rakesitraw, daughter of Margaret Borton and Jeremjah. 
Rakestraw, married Eli Garwood. Eli was the son of Abner and Sar.ih 
Rudduck Garwood and a grandson of Stacy and Joicy Garwood. .S^;icj 
and Joicy Gar^rpod were ampijg the very first settlers of Green t twn- 
ship, St. Joseph county, Indiana. They moved from Zenia, Gr^*eii, 
aounty,. Ohio, in 1832 and it is believed that they previously immigiaLod 
from Burlington county, N.. J., to Ohio. The children of Mary Kake- 
straw and Eli Garwood w^re:-:- 

Albert Clinton, b. 6;mo.,.i86o;.m. Phoebe Janis. 

Luella, b. 5 mo., 1862; i^. Allen Boggs. 

Everitt, b. ; died in infancy. 

John, b. i-ii mo., 1866; died 1889. 
^ Barden, b. i mo., 187^1. 

Minnie, b. 25-12 mo., 1873; died 1879. 

Rose, b. 5 mo., 1875; "^- 



GENEALOGY. ^ ^* 

\ Jessie, b. lo mo., 1877; m. 

Grace, b. ; 'single. 

Charier, b, .1 i^ik).,.<^^I9!^ j ni-Lizzae^Groff ." : ' ' 

Mary Rakestraw and Eli Garwood Were married in St. Joseph 
county, Ind. Moved to Cloud county, Kiti.\ 1111873; She" died 21-6 
mo., 1902. Eli Garwood is a brothet'to'^Divid Garwood, wh6\married 
Ann Rakestraw. J .. ^ .... ft 

Vin. Levi Albert Rakestraw, son of Aaron Rakestraw and Caroline 
Moore, married Georgia A. Barrett, at Soixth Bend; Indiana, 27-12 mo., 
if888.* She Was born 24-7 mo., r867. Their c?iildren Weire: — 

David Aaron, b. 27-5 mo., 1889. ' * "* ' 

William A., b. 18-8 mo., 1891. 

Lydia A., b. 24-8 mo., 1897: 

Aldora J., b. 26-4 mo., 1899. 

James A., b. 2-1 mo., 1893. 

Walter N., b. 29-7 mo.; 1905. 
VIIL Angeline Augusta Rakestraw, daughter of Aaron Rakestraw 
and Caroline Moore, married Marion Manglis. They have ohe child : — 

Lydia Mangus. ' 

VIII. Oscar Rexstrew, son of Aaron Rakestraw and Caroline Moore, 
fc'arried Ida O: Neal. They have one daughter r — 

Nellie Rexstrew, b. ' 

Oscar spells his name Rexstrew. 
VUL Barbara Aldora R-akestraw, daughter of Aaron Rakestraw and 
ffafrrfline Moore, married Nelson Ranstead. * They had ohe child whicli 
died in infancy. .,.:.,. 

Job Rakestraw moved from St. Joseph county, Ind., to Cloud county, 
Kan., and from there to Osborne county, Kan. His' present address is 
l^ortis, Kan. His occupation is carpenter and farmer.* 
VL George Borton, son of Josiah Boitort .and' 'Margaret -5harp,'--mar- 
ried Tolly Summers. There wefe no dhiWreh by this marriage ; she died 
and George married Mary Millfer. * Their 'children were:— 
-.Henry, b. .10-10 ,mo.,. 18^5 ; .m.. Mary JBunton. 

John, b. 28-1 mo., 1828; m. Ellen Adams. 

Job, b. 7-1 nro., 183 1 ; m. Jane Barnes. 

Levi Miller, b. 20-3 mo., i''833 ; m. l^san V. Ford. 

George Jr., b. 30-4 mo., 1839; died 18-12 mo., 1839. 

George Borton married Mary 'Miller, 30-12 inb.v 1824. She died 
and George married Charity Vickers. There were no children by Usl 
marriage. George Borton was born 17-ij mo., 1801. Ma!ry Miller, 
his second wife, 'was' born 26-2 nio., 1796. - • • 
Vn. Levi Miller Borton, son of Geof^e Borton and Mary Miller/ 
married Susan V. Ford, 30-5 mo., 1865. She was born in Baltimorer 
"Md., 22-1 mo., 1842 and descended cin the nfattrrial side from Thomks 
Owings, of Owings Mills, Baltimore county, Md. She \vas a daughter 



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of Jam^s C. and Susanna Ford. Their children were: — 

J^es E&mofe;^b. 30-1 mo., 1871; m. Edna Irvine, 18-3 mo., 1891. 

A^rtha S., b. 7-1 1 mo., 1876; m. Charles A. Darrow, 4-7 mo., 1902. 

Three children died young. 
VIII. James Edmore Borton, son of Levi Borton and Susan V. Ford, 
married Edna Irvine. They have two children: — 

Mabel Vivian, b. 1906. 

Roy Irvine, b. 23-12 mo., 1905. 
VIL ' Henry Borton, son of George Borton and Mary Miller, married 
Mary Bunton. Their children were: — 

Mary E., b. ; m. Newton Middleton. 

Elsie A., b. ; m. Harrison Street. 

John H., b. ' ; m. Hannah V. Breedlove. 

Ella J., b. ^ ; m. SdmuelMurphy. 

Frank M., b. ; m. ^lariah Breedlove. 

Roena B., b. ; m. Parker Pennington. 

Henry C, b. ; m. Jessie Jenkins. 

Martha L., b. ; m. John H. Adams. 

Lucinda C, b. ; m. Lawrence Harness. 

VIII. Mary E. Borton, daughter of Henry Borton and Mary Bunton, 
married Newton Middleton. Their children were: — 

Pearl, b. ; m. Vernice Haynes. 

Bell, b. 

IX. Pearl Middleton, daughter of Mary E. Borton and Newton 
Middleton, married Vernice Haynes. Their children were: — 

Earl, b. 
Mary Eliza, b. 

VIII. Elsie A. Borton, daughter of Henry Borton and Mary Bunton, 
married Harrison Street. Their children were : — 

Mollie, b. 

Frank, b. ; m. Mary Prickle. 

John, b 

Wilber, b. 

Cora, b. ; m. Andy Michne^ 

George, b. ; m. Daisy Jones. 

Harry, b. 

IX. Frank Street, son of Elsie A. Borton and Harrison Street, mar- 
ried Mary Prickle. They have one child: — 

Clara, b. 
IX. George Street, son of Elsie A. Borton and Harrison Street, 
married Daisy Jones. They have one daughter: — 

Marjorie, b. 
IX. Cora Street, daughter of Elsie A. Borton and Harrison Street, 
married Andy Michner. Their children were: — 

Mary, b. • 



GENEALOGY. 55 

Wilfred, b. 
Katheren, b. 
Edna, b. 
Josephine, b. 

VIII. John H. Borton, son of Henry Borton and Mary Bunton, mar- 
ried Hannah V. Breedlove. Their children were: — 

Albertis R., b. ; m. Grace Strait. ' 

Mellie, b. ; m. 

Elmer G., b. 

Charles H., b. 

Katie L., b. 

Mary E., b: 

Ahner, b. 

Harry B., b. 

IX. Albertis R. Borton, son of John H. Borton and Hannah Breed- 
love, married Grace Strait. . They have one son : — 

Howard, b. 
IX. Mellie C. Borton, daughter of John H .Borton and Hannah V. 
Breedlove, married They have one daughter: — • 

Mabel, b. 
VIII. Ella J. Borton, daughter of Henry Borton and Mary Bunton, 
married Samuel Murphy. They have one daughter: — 

Cora Murphy, b. ; m. Herman Lacy. 

VIII. Frank M. Borton, son of Henry Borton and Mary Bunton, mar- 
ried Maria Breedlove. Their children were:— ^ >-^ 

Homer, b. 

Jessie, b. ; m. Fanny Dale. 

Harry, b. 

Darius, b. 

Ruth, b. 
VIII. Henry C. Borton, son of Henry Borton and Mary Bunton, mar- 
ried Jessie Jenkins. They have three children: — 

Herman, b. 

Hershell, b. 

Chalmer, b. 
VIII. Martha L. Borton, daughter of Henry Borton and Mary Bun- 
ton, married John H. Adams. They had three children: — 

Clarence, b. 

Robert, b. 

Samuel Adams, b. 
VIII. Lucida C. Borton, daughter of Henry Borton and Mary Bun- 
ton, married Laurence Harness. Their children were: — 

Nina Harness, b. 

Helen, b. 

Henry, b. 



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William, b. 
I-Orena, b. 
Edgar, b. *:.... 

VII. John Borton, son of ^George Borton and Mary Miller, his second 
wife, married Ellen Adams. George Borton was a son of Josiah Borton 
and Margaret Sharp. Josiah was a^son of Josiah Sr„ and Rebecca HaineSv 
John Borton and Ellen Adams' children were : — 

Mary Jane, b. ; m. Henry Gorman. 

Levi. b. ; m. Jane Huffman, 

m. Lillie Constant. 
Susan, b. ; m. William Huffman. 

VIII. Mary Jane Borton, daughter of John Borton and Ellen Adams,, 
married Henry Gorman. Their children were: — 

Minnie Gorman, b. 
Merl,b. 
Mattie, b. 

VIII. Levi Borton, son of John Borton and Ellen Adams, married Jane 
Huffman, first wife. Their children were: — 

Samuel, b. ; m. Rebecca McKinney. 

Willis, b. 

Fay, b. ; m. Ada Barnes. 

Gertrude, b. ; m. Harry Cline. 

Mary E., b. ; m. Carl Miller. 

Robert, b. ; deceased. 

Jane Huffman Borton died and Levi married Lillie Constant by 
whom he had four children : — 
Russel, b. 
Carl, b. 
Herbert, b. 
Stella, b. 

IX. Samuel Borton, oldest son of Levi Borton and first wife, Jane 
Huffman^ married Rebecca McKinney. They had three children: — 

Willard Borton, b. , 

Glen, b. 

Rosanna, b. 
IX. Gertrude Borton, daughter of Levi Borton and first wife, Jane 
Huffman, married Harry Cline. They have one daughter: — 

Fay Cline, b. 
IX. Mary E. Borton, daughter of Levi Borton and Jane Huffman,, 
his first wife, married Carl Miller. They have one son:— 

Howard Miller, b. 
IX. Susan Borton, daughter of John Borton and Ellen Adams, mar- 
ried William Huffman. They had.*hree children: — 

Marl, b. 

Ardenia, b. 



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Adclbcrt, b. 

VII. Job Borton, born 9-1 mo., 1830, son of George Borton and 
-Mary Miller, married Sarah Harris. Job Borton and Sarah's children 
were: — 

Leander Borton, b. ; m. Jane Shaw. 

Jane, b. ; m. Carl Hiney. 

Delia, b. ; m. Benjamin Avery. 

John, b. ; m. Ella Barnes. 

Ola, b. ; m. Clinton Pennington. 

William, b. ; m. Mary Moore. 

Edgar, b. ; m. Ella Robiriette. 

VIII. Jane Borton, daughter of Job Borton and Sarah Harris, married 
Carl Hiney. Their children were: — 

Burell Hiney, b. 
Ray, b. 
Fay, b. 
VIII. Leander Borton, son of Job Borton and Sarah Harris, married 
Jane Shaw. Their children were: — 
Golden Borton, b. 
Ralph, b. 
Edith, b. 
Francis, b. 
May, b. 
Ray, b. 
VIIX Delia Borton, daughter of Job Borton and Sarah Harris, married 
Benjamin Avery. Their children were: — 
Lillie, b. . ; m. WiUiam C. Mills. 

Norah, b. ; m. John Boxhymer. 

Hattie, b. 

Sarah, b. ; died 7-9 mo., 1907. 

IX. Norah Avery, daughter of Delia Borton and Benjamin Avery^ 
married John Boxhymer. They have one son: — 

Benjamin Boxhymer, b. 
VIII. Ola M. Borton, daughter of Job Borton and Sarah Harris, mar- 
ried Clinton Pennington. Their children were: — 
Sarah, b. 
Harold, b. 
Stephen, b. 
Prudence, b. 
Vllt. William Borton, son of Job Borton and Sarah Harris, married 
Mary Moore, 6-6 mo., 1892. Their children were: — 
Lena Borton, b. 
Clarence, b. 
Ona, b. 
Orville, b. 



58 BORTON FAMILY 

Jesse, b. 

Thelma, b. 
VIII. Edgar Borton, son of Job Borton and Sarah Harris, married 
Ella Robinson. Their children were: — 

Oma, b. 15-5 mo., 1892. 

Orville, b. 1894. 

Jesse, b. 1896. 

Thelma, b. 1902. 

May, b. 6-8 mo., 1905; died 26-7 mo., 1906. 
VI. Josiah Borton, Jr., son of Josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp, 
married Lydia Rakestravv, and located in Auglaze county, Ohio. Their 
children were: — 

Job Borton, b. ' • 

Josiah, b. 1833; "'*• ]^^^^ Borton. 

Solomon, b. 

Lydia, b. 

i . ' . . ■ . 

VI. Rebecca Borton, daughter of Josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp, 
born 12-7 mo., 1805; married Jacob Burden, 29-10 mo., 1825. They lo- 
cated in Auglaze county, Ohio, and raised a family of fourteen children. 
They were : — 

Josiah, b. ; died, age 17 years. 

Uriah, b. ; m. Fanny Clingaman. 

Sarah Ann, b. • ; m. Marshal M. Shaw, 4-10 mo., 1849. 

Zimri, b. ; m. Betsy A. Morris; died in U. S. Army, war 

1861-65. 

Samuel, b. ; m. Martha Golden. 

Eli, 1). ; m. Maggie Fox. 

Sylvester, b. ; m. Delilah Fox. 

Phebe.Jane, b. ; m. Hiram Fox. 

James Allen, b. ; m. Jane Shaw. 

Joseph Henry, b. ; m. Lavina Williams. 

Mary Elizabeth, b. ; m Kessler. 

Lewis, b. ; m Walthall. 

Jacob, b. ; m. Martha Golden. 

Hannah, b. ; m. Washington Williams. 

Jacob Burden died and later Rebecca married William Devoe and 
her last husband was Jesse Eaton. 

VII. Zimri Burden, son of Rebecca Borton and Jacob Burden, mar- 
ried Betsy A. Morris. They had two daughters: — 

Mary Rebecca, b. 

Hannah, b. 

Jacob Burden was a son of "Uncle Jimmy" Burden. 
VII. Uriah Burden, son of Rebecca Borton and Jacob Burden, mar- 
ried Fanny Clingaman. ' Their children were: — 



GENEALOGY. 59 

George, b. 

Rebecca, b. ^^ 

Amanda, b. ' 

Lincoln, b. 

Ida, b. 

Alice, b. 

Jacob, b. * ^ • •■' 

Frank, b. ; child by second wife.' 

VII. Sarah Ann Burden, daughter <)f Rebecca Borton and Jacob Bur- 
den, married Marshal M. Shaw, 4-10 mo. ,'1849 • He died 24-10 mo., 
1877, age 50 years. Their children were : — 

James W., b. 2-y mo., 1850; m. Mary Edmiston. • 

Sarah J., b. 18-8 mo., 1851 ;* died, age 12 years. 

Narcissa E., b. 24-2 mo., 1855; m. Lewis Naas. 

John, b. 16-6 mo., 1856; m. Sarah Brinklinger. 

Mary, b. 5-1 1 mo., 1859; m. Samuel Morey. 

Henry, b.'24-2 mo., 1863; died unmarried, 18-10 mo., 1906. 

Charles, b. 22-11 mo., 1865; m. Louise Carter, widow. 

Jacob, b. 10-3 mo., 1867; m. Amanda Bryant! 

George, b. 12-10 mo., 1869; m. Nannie Sellers. 

VI. John Borton, son oif josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp, was 
born 11-5 mo., 1806, and' married Elizabeth Powers. They moved to 
Washington Court House, Ohio. Their children were: — 

Lewis Borton, b. ; m. Mary Ann Barnes, 1847. 

Nathan, b. * : m. Sarah Denn. No issue. 

James Allen, b. ' ; m. Margaret R'bss; Thanksgiving day, 1867. 

Eliza Jane, b. ; m .Barney Linkhart. 

Rebecca Ann, b. ; m. Stephen Garringer. 

Elizabeth Powers died and John Borton married Malinda Campbell 
Sriyder. No issue by the last marriage. 

John Borton diieid 1^7-5 mo., 1890. Elizabeth Powers was th^ 
daughter of Edward and Catherin Powers. She was born 3-12 mo., 
1808, and died 26-9 mo., 1867. Nathan Borton, son of John Borton and 
Elizabeth Powers, died of cancer in 1884. 

VII. James Allen Borton, son of John Borton and Elizabeth Powers, 
married Margaret Ross, 1867. Their children were: — 

Siliari,' b. ' 

Alvaro T., b. 

James A. Borton died in 1878. 
VII. Eliza Jane Borton, daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth 
Powers, married Barney Linkhart. Their children were: — 

Zaida Leretta, b. 19, 9 mo., 1856. 

Mattie May, b. 4-7 mo., 1875; died 9-1 1 mo., 1875. 

Charles O., b. 15-3 mo., 1857; died 19-3 mo., 1887. 

Elmer Nathan, b. 5-6 mo., 1875. 



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^ .•.■.'.'■■' 

Elva BHl, b. IO-2 mo., 1861 ; m. Squire Martin. 

Joannk, b/ 22^i2-mD.r i.8&j^7^^^^ - "^ 

Lydia Lillian, b. i-i mo., 1^5; rii.^Cilvrii'Sinis.' . 

John Borton, b. 20-3 mo., 1870; single. 

Rebecca Frances, b. 22-2 mo., 1872; died 3-9 mo., 1874. 

Thomas William, b. 24-7 mo., 1867; died 10-7 mo., 1893. 

Eliza Jane Linkhart is a widow and lives at Levasey, Jackson 

County, Missouri ^ 

Vn. JRebecca Ann Borton7 daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth 
t^Awerfe,' married 23-3 mo., 1865, Stephen Garrlnger. Their childreif 
Were: — 

Laura M., b. 14-10 mo., 1865; died 9-2 mo., 1875. 

Lizzie J., b. 18-12 mo., 1868; mi Ephrainr Wolfe, 1888. 

John W., b. 21-9 mo., 1^70. 

Kittie Catherine, b. 24-7 mo., 1872; m. Raymond Irons, 23-10 mo.,. 
1893. 

Frank E., b. 7-3 mo., 1874; m. Maud Fulton, i mo., 1896. 

Atrella, b. 22-12 mo., i8;^S; m. Madison Dower, 3-10 moi, 1895. 

Carry W., b. 4-3 hio., 1878; m. Gertie Dower, 26-12 mo., 1901. 

Harley D., b. 9-10 mo., 1879. 

Roy Amos, b. 10-2 mo., 1 882; died 17-9 mo., 1883. 

Clara Dell, b. 10-3 mo., 1884. 

Eva Loie, b. 8-4 ilio., 1886. 

Leo E., b. 26-8 mo., 1890. 

VI. Mahlon Borton, son of Josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp, was 
born "4-10 md., 1808 and married Rachel Garwood. They moved to St, 
Joseph county, Indiana. Their children were: — 

iohn Borton, b. 12-12 mo., 1834: m. Susan Mangns. 
largaret, b. . 

Joycy, b. 

Sarah Jane, b. 4-11 mo., 1837; m. Stacy Wharton, 

m. Levi Mangus. 

Mary, b. i-ii mo., 1845; "^- Joseph Finkenburden. 

Rachel A., b. 10-4 mo., 1843; m. John Wesley Woods. 

Martha Ellen, b. 15-7 mo., ,1848; m. Solomon Thornton Gard. 
VIL John Borton, son of Mahton Borton and Rachel Garwood, mar^ 
ried Susan Mangus. Their children were : — 

Phebe Borton, b. 10-12 mo., 1863; m. Lewis Buchtel. 

Margaret E., b. 17-5 mo., 1867; m. Charles G. Fryar. 

Joseph E., b. 3-9 mo., 1869; m. Elnora Zentz, b. 5-8 mo., 187 1. 

William Nelson, b. 29-7 mo., 1870; m. Nancy Aniia Plumel. 

John Samuel, b. 19-3 mo., 1879; "^- Emma King. 

Franklin, b. ; single. 

Mary R., b. 6-3 mo., 1886; ni. William F. Dudley. 



G^ENEALOGY. di 

John Bbrtoh died 26-1 a mo,, 1900* 
VIII. Phebe Borton, daughter of John Borton and Susaxi Mangus) 
married Lewis Buchtel. John Borton was a son o{ MaHlon Borton and 
JR^achel Garwood. Mahlon Bbrtoti was a son of Josiah Borton and Mar- 
garet Sharp. Phebe and Lewis BuchteFs children were: — 

Joline Buchtel, b. 22-9 mo., 1888. 

Clara, b. 3-9 mo., 1890. 

Arthur, b. 2-5 mo., 1893. 

Mary Ann, b. 12-6 mo., 1896. 

Glenn, b. 26-3 mo., 1898. 

Mahlon, b. 
VIII. Margaret E. Borton, daughter of John Borton and Susan Man- 
gus, married Charles G. Fryar. Their children were : — 

Clement S. Fryar, b. 18-10 mo., 1890; died 31-7 mo., 1891. 

Harry, b. 11-3 mo., 1893. 

Rowena, b. 7-6 mo., 1897. 

Dortha M., b. 8-9 mo., 1905. 
VIII. John Samuel Borton, son of John Borton and Susan Mangus> 
married Emma King. 17-8 mo., 1904. She was born 24-9 mo., 1886. 
They have one child: — 

. Esther L. Borton, b. 7-6 mo., 1907. 
Vni. Joseph El wood Borton, son of John Borton and Susan Mangu^, 
married Elnora Zentz. She was born 5-8 mo., 1871. Their children 
w^ere : — 

Ernest Clyde Borton, b. 17-7 mo., 1891. 

Roscoe Earl, b. 22-9 mo., 1892. 

\Vi liam H., b .18-8 mo., 1895. 

Grace Lenora, b. 6-9 mo., 1897. 

Clemmie Monroe, b. 22-10 mo., 1899. 
VIII. Mary R. Borton, daughter of John Borton and Susan Mangus, 
married William F. Dudley, 25-7 mo., 1901. Their children were: — 

Blanche Viola Dudley, b. 28-12 mo., 1901. 

Wrethal Irean, b. 8-6 mo., 1905; died 21-12 mo., 1905. 
VII. Sarah Jane Borton, daughter of Mahlon Borton and Rachel 
Garwood, married Stacy Wharton. He was born 11-6 mo., 1830. Their 
<:hildren were: — 

Margaret Marilla, b. 6-1 1 mo., 1&55. 

John A., b. 2y7 mo., 1858. 

Alfred Nelson, b. 3-9 mo., 1862: m Stull. 

m. Lizzie Bressler. 

Rachel Jane, b. 15 3 mo., 1863: m. Wi Ham Crowl. 
''^. Jesse "Ffeemnn. b. 3Ch6.mo.,; 1865; died 13-6 mo., 1871. 

M^ry Ellen, b. 8.-3 pio,, 1869": m'r Henry L. Bickel. 

Stacy Wharton, died 23-3 mo., 1873 and Sarah Jane Married Levi 
>langus. 



62 : .. BORTON FAMILY 

VII. Mary Borton, daughter of Mahlon Borton and Rachel Garwood, 
married Joseph Finkinburder. Their children were: — 

John Henry, b. 22-8 mo., 1872. 

Rachel Elizabeth, b. 2-ro mo., 1875. 

Nellie Emma, b. 24-12 mo., 1881. 

Alice D., b. 30-12 mo., 1885. 

VII. Rachel A, Borton, daughter of Mahlon Borton and Rachel Gar- 
wood, married John Wesley Woods. Their children were: — 

James M. Woods, b. 13-4 mo., 1869. 

Thomas, b. 29-11 mo., 1871; m. Helen Robbins. 

Sherman William, b. 31-10 mo., 1873. 

John A. Logan, d. 30-12 mo., 1875. 

Ida, b. 17-4 mo., 1878; m. John Halsey of Burr Oak, Mich. 

Alma, b. 17-5 mo., 1883. 

EUen, b. 16-8 mo., 1884. 

Laura, b. 23-4 mo., 1886. 

VIII. Alfred Nelson Wharton, son of Sarah Jane Borton and Stacy 

Wharton, married Stull, and later Lizzie Bressler. Sarah 

Jane Borton was a daughter of Mahlon Borton and Rachel Garwood. 
Alfred Nelson Wharton's children were: — 

Charles Edward, b. 30-1 mo., 1888. 

Nellie May, b. 26-12 mo., 1890. 

Ethel Lavern, b. 29-9 mo., 1896. 

Mary Rebecca, b. 2-4 mo., 1900. * '• 

Martha Ellen, b. 6-8 mo., 1904. 
VIII. Rachel Jane Wharton, daughter of Sarah Jane Borton and Stacy 
Wharton, married William Crowl. Their children were: — 

Grace L. Crowl, b. 13-3 mo., 1888. 

Eva May, b. 17-5 mo., 1894. 

Neva Madell, b. 19-6 mo., 1898. 
VIII. May Ellen Wharton, daughter of Sarah Jane Borton and Stacy 
Wharton, married Henry L. Bickell, born 12-5 mo., 1865, died 24-3 nio., 
1903. Their children were: — 

Dulcie M. Bickel, b. 20-11 mo., 1891. 

Clarence E., b. 6-4 mo., 1893. 

Carson S., b. 17-4 mo., .1895. 

Gertrude E., b. 13-7 mo., 1896. .,. 

Blanch B., b. 24-6 mo., 1898. 

Dewey H., b. 14-9 mo., 1899. 

John G., b. 3-3 mo., 1891. 

Charles, b. 7-5 mo., i88«. 

C.ara, b. 22-6 mo., 1890. 

VI. Henry Borton, son of Josiah Borton and Hannah Farfield, born 
4-5 mo., 1821, married Rachel Bunton and moved to Warren county. 



GENEALOGY. . ^3 

Ohio, and later to the state of Iowa. They had eight children. Names 
not known. Rachel Bunton died and Henry married his second wife, 

Hinney. 

VII. Martha Ellen Borton, born 15-7 mo., 1848, marri.ed 30-9 mo., 
1871, Solomon Thornton Gard. He was born 20-3 mo., 1847. Martha 
Ellen was a daughter of Mahlon Borton and Rachel Garvyood. Martha 
Ellen and Solomon Thornton Gard's children were: — 

Mary Ellen Gard, b. 11-9 mo., 1872. 

John William, b. lo-ii mo., 1874; m. Mary Elizabeth Snyder, 29-10 
mo., 1903. 

Binta Ann, b. 2-1 1 mo., 1877. 

Isaac Benjamin, b. 28-7 mo., 1883; m. Ella May Isamaker, 28-3 
mo., 1907. 

Charles Edward, b. 5-2 mo., 1889. 

Francis Clema, b. 28-8 mo., 1893. 

Thomas Gard'spresent address, 1907, is North Liberty, Indiana. 
> 
VI. Ann Bortdn, daughter of Josiah Bunton, Jr., and Margaret 
Sharp, born 20-2 mo., 1810, and died at South Bend, Indiana, 1-3 mo., 
1902, age 92 years. She was. about four years of age when the family 
moved from Burlington county, N. J., to Clinton county, Ohio. She 
was married three times. Her first husband was Job Rakestraw, a 
brother to Jeremiah Rakestraw. He claimed that the correct spelling 
of the name would be Rexstrew. They were married in Clinton county, 
Ohio. Her second husband was John Evans of Auglaze county, Ohio, 
and the third was John Garwood of Sl Joseph county, Indiana. Her 
children were: — 

Lydia Rexstrew. b. 12 mo., 1827; m. Benjamin Harrison Osman. 

Mary, b. 11 mo., 1829; m. George Walters. 

Gilbert, b. 9 mo., 1831; m. 

Emzly Pope, b. 11-9 mo., 1833; m .Matilda Jones. 

Simon, b. 9 mo., 1835; m. Esther Douthy. 

Becca Ann, b. 1837; m. James Barker. 

Eliza Jane, b. 1839; m. Daniel Kinser, 
m. Daniel Ferrier. 

Valentine Sellinger, b. 1841 ; m. Magdaline Wilder. 

Sarah Margaret, b. 28-4 mo., 1843; "^- John Lamon Evans. 

George Vane, b. .; died single. 

Joshua, b. ; died in infancy. 

Job Borton, !>* 14-ii mo., 1850; m. Lauisa Haite, 

m. Ida Weise, widow. 

Elizabeth Barbary, b. 

Clorinda, b. ; m. James Stultz. 

m. Frederick Steiner. 

Ann Borton Rexstrew was the daughter of Josiah Borton and 



G4 BORTON FAMILY 

Margaret Sharp. ' f . v -r / - 

VII. Mary Rcxstrew, daughter of Ann BortoiT'-and/ Job Rexstrcw, 

born II mo., 1829, married George Walters. Their children were: — 

Henry Walters, b. ; single. 

Mary Catherine, b. ; m. William White. 

Thomas, b. 

Jacob, b. ; m. Elizabeth Getting. 

Adam, b. 

Milton, b. 

Amanda, b. 
VII. Emzly Pope Rexstrew, born 11-9 mo., 1833, married Matilda 
Jones. Their children were: — 

Alvira Alveretta, b. 1863; m. Andrew Kinser. 

William Emzly, b. 29-7 mo., 1865; m. Lida 

Minnie Lucinda, b. 1868; m. Milton Stewart. 

George b. 1871; m. Minnie Williams. 

Ella Victoria, b, 1873; m .Christopher Huss. 

Mary Ann, b. ; m. James Lawson. 

Jennie Johnson, b. ; m. Ray Phillips. 

- Emzly Pope Rexstrew's present address, 1907, is Sodus, Michigan. 
VII. . Simon Rexstrew, son of Ann Borton and Job. Rexstrew, married 
Esther Douthy. They had oi;e son: — 

J^avicl Rexstrew,. b. 
VII." Eliza Jane Rexstrew, daughter of Ann Borton and Job Rexstrew, 
born 1839. married Daniel Kinser. Their children were: — 

Andrew Kinser, b. ; m. .\lvira Alveretta Rexstrew. 

Charles, b. ; m. 

Stella, b. 

Daniel Kinser died and Eliza Jane Rexstrew Kinser married Daniel 
Ferrier, by whom she had: — 

Clarence Ferrier, b. 

Arthur, b. 

Hattie, b. 

Way, b. 
VII. Valentine Sellinger Rexstrew, born 1841, son of Ann Borton 
and Job Rexstrew, married Magdaline Wilder. Their children were: — 

Ida, b. ; m. Phillip Enders. 

Rose, b. ; m Salisbury. 

William, b. 

Ann, b. ; m. Hartley. 

Frederick, b. ; m. Ella Werner. 

VII. Sarah Margaret. Rexstrew, daughter of Ann Borton and Job 
Rexstrew, marricid>John Lamon Evans. They had one son : — 

John Henry Evans, b. 15-1 mo., 1862. 

John I-imori Evans died in the Civil War and Sarah Margaret mar- 



GEXEALOGY. 65 

ried Eli Alexander Heater. He was born 9-7 mo., 183 1 and was also 
a soldier in the late Civil War. He died 12-3 mo., 1876. He and Sarah 
Margaret had two children: — 

Elizabeth Barbary Heater, b. 21-4 mo., 1864. 

Sarah Jane, b. 26-3 mo., 1867. 

Sarah Margaret next married John Sylvester Wright. They had 
one daughter: — ^ 

Sylvia Viola Wright, b. 7-10 mo., 1875. 

John Sylvester Wright died 22-3 mo., 1900. Sarah Margaret 
Wright's address, 1907, is Omaha, Nebraska. 

VII. George Vane Rexstrew, son of Ann Borton and Job Rexstrew, 
never married. He \yas born in the year 1845 and was killed in the 
late Civil War. 

VII. Job Borton Rexstrew, son of Ann Borton and Job Rexstrew, 
married Louisa Haite. She was born 3-1 mo., 1847. Their children 
were : — 

Charles Herbert, b. 23-8 mo.. 1872. 

Benjamin Franklin, b. 16-8 mo., iS; 

Clarinda Maude, b. 14-12 mo., 1878. 

P^rederick Stiner, b. 8-8 mo., 1880. 

Winnie Viola, b. 17-2 mo., 1888. 

Sarah Ann, b. 23-1 mo., 1881. 

Lillie Christena, b. 14-11 mo., 1884. 

Louisa Haite Rexstrew died and Job married Ida Weise, widow. 

VIII. Clarinda Rexstrew, daughter of Ann Borton and Job Rexstrew, 
married James Stultz. They had one daughter: — 

Anna Stultz, b. 

Later, Clarinda married Frederick Stiner, by whom she had another 
daughter: — 

Ella Stiner, b. ; m. Martin Whitman. 

They had two children : — 

Harrison Whitman, b. 

Lulu, b- 
VIII. Jacob Walters, son of Mary Rexstrew and George Walters, 
married Elizabeth Getting. Their children were: — 

(jeorge Walters, b. 

Mabel, b. 

Bertha, b. 

Sarah, b. 

Edith, b. 

Mary Rexstrew was a daughter of Ann Borton and Jol) Rexstrew 
and Ann was a daughter of Josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp. 
VIII. Alvira Alveretta Rexstrew, daughter of Emz'y Pope Rexstrew, 
and Matilda Jones, married Andrew Kinser. Emzly Pope was a s()!i 



66 BORTON FAMILY 

of Job Rexstrew and Ann Borton. Alvira and Andrew Kinser's chil- 
dren were: — 
Cora, b. 
Jaether, b. 
Bertha, b. 
Myrtle, b. 
Lloyd, b. 
George, b. 
Florence, b. 
Ralph, b. 
Golda, b. 
VIII. William Emzly Rexstrew, son of Emzly Pope Rexstrew and 

Matilda Jones, married twice : First wife, Lida ; second wife, 

Their children were :- 

Edith Rexstrew, b. 
Frank Howard, b. 

Their address, 1907, is Benton Harbor, Mich. 
VIII. Minnie Lucinda Rexstrew, daughter of Emzly Pope Rexstrew 
and Matilda Jones, married Milton Stewart. They have two children: — 
Ernest Stewart, b. 
Dora, b. 13-7 mo., 1886. 
VIII. George Rexstrew, son of Emzly Pope Rexstrew and Matilda 
Jones, married Minnie Williams. They had three children: — 
Floyd Rexstrew, b. 
Two daughters. 

Their address, 1907, is Coloma, Mich. 
VIII. Ella Victoria Rexstrew, daughter of Emzly Pope Rexstrew and 
Matilda Jones, married Christopher Huss. They have two children: — 
William Huss, b. 
Emzly, b. 

Their address, 1907, is Niles, Mich. 
VIII. Jennie Johnson Rexstrew, daughter of Emzly Pope Rexstrew 
and Matilda Jones, married Roy Phillips. They have one son: — 

Chester Phillips, b. 
VIII. Charley Kinser, son of Eliza Jane Rexstrew and Daniel Kinser, 

married Their children were : — 

Ada Kinser, b 
Ruth, b. 
Chesty, b. 
Gould, b. 
Ernest, b. 
Merrill, b. 

Eliza Jane Rexstrew was a daughter of Ann Borton and Job 
Rexstrew. 



GENEALOGY. 67 

VIII. Ida Rexstrew, daughter of Valentine Sellinger Rexstrew and 
Magdaline Wilder, married Phillip Enders. Their children were: — 
Ona Enders, b. 16-12 mo., 188/ 

Fronie, b. 12-4 mo., 1887. 

Paul, b. 16-6 mo., 1889. 

Carl, b. 22-12 mo., 1890. 

Lila, b. 25-12 mo., 1892. 

Idabell, b. 30-7 mo., 1898. 

Phillip, Jr., b. 23-12 mo., 1901. 

Their address , 1907, is Eau Claire, Mich. 
VIII. Fred Rexstrew, son of Valentine Sellinger Rexstrew and Mag- 
daline Wilder, was born 13-7 mo., 1878. When he was 18 months old, 
his mother died, and he was adopted by Col. Joseph Turnack and wife. 
His adopted name is Fred Rexstrew Turnack. In 1897, he married Ella 
Werner, of South Bend, Indiana. Their children were: — 

Clarence Turnack, b. 24-9 mo., 1899; died 12-11 mo., 1900. 

Frances, b. 30-1 mo., 1902. 

Joseph, b. 15-5 mo., 1905. 

Fred Rexstrew Turnack is a finisher by trade, and resides, 1907, 
in South Bend, Indiana. 

VIII. Ann Stultz, daughter of Clarinda Rexstrew and James Stultz, 
married Albert Pinkerton. Their children w^ere : — 

Guy Alvin Pinkerton, b. 29-6 mo., 1890. 

Susie May, b. 8-5 mo., 1895. 

Victor Earl, b. 23-7 mo., 1897. 

Iva Luella. b. 26-6 mo., 1899. 

Cecil Ray, b. 20-12 mo., 1901. 

Russel Everett, b. 17-7 mo., 1904. ' - " *• 

Esther Ella, b. 21-10 mo., 1906. ^'■''M\'-.)^ 

VI. Isaac Borton. son of Josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp, was^ 
born 4-4 mo., 181 1 and married Keturah Anderson, first wife, and Eve 
Heater, second wife. His children were: — 

William A. Borton, b. ; m. Phebe Borton. 

John Wesley, b. 18-2 mo., 1841; m. Sarah Focht, 21-12 mo., 1861. 

There are two other children whose names are not known. Isaac, 
after marriage, located in Auglaze county, Ohio. Later he removed from 
there to Cook county, Illinois and finally to Kansas, where he died in 
the home of his son, John Wesley Borton, at Madison, 14-2 mo., 1900. 

VII. John Wes'ey Borton, son of Isaac Borton and Keturah Ander- 
son, married Sarah Focht. Their children were: — 

W. D. Borton, b. 31-7 mo.. 1864 ; m. 
S. J. Borton, b. 6-6 mo., 1866; m. 

VIII. W. D. Borton. son of John Wesley, has three children, one son 
and two daughters, lives at Madison, Greenwood county, Kansas. S. 



68 BORTON FAMILY 

J. Borton, also has three children, one son and two daughters. He re- 
sides in Colorado. W. D. and S. J. Borton were both born in Aug^laze 
county, Ohio. John Wesley Borton is one of the directors of the First 
l»Jational Bank of Hamilton, Kansas, also owns many acres of real estate 
at Madison, Kansas. 

VI. Jane Borton, sixth daughter of Josiah Borton and Margaret 
Sharp, was born 18-5 mo., 1817, married John Peacock. He was horn 
2-8 mo., 1816 and was a son of Amos Peacock. Jane Borton and John 
Peacock's children were: — 

Amos, b. 8-12 mo., 1840; died in the U. S. Army. 

Josiah, b. 26-11 mo., 1841 ; died or killed in U. S. Armv, 4-9 nio., 
1865. 

Dinah, b. 31-8 mo., 1843; ^^^' Ballard L. Patterson. 

Henry, b. 18-3 mo., 1845; "i- ^^ Iowa. ; 

Margaret, b. 20-11 mo., 1846; died lo-ii mo., 1847. ' 

Thomas, b. 18-5 mo., 1848; m. Sallie Wallace, 20-1 mo., 1878. | 

Louisa, b. 7-9 mo., 1849; m Robbins. 

Isaac, b. 27-3 mo., 1851; m. Alice Wallace, died of cancer, 27-9 
mo., 1898. 

John, b. 13-7 mo., 1853; died at the age of 23 years. 

Mary, b. 13-7 mo., 1853; m Onia; lives in Iowa, has 

children. 

Daniel, b. 24-8 mo., 1855; died young. 

Hannah Rebecca, b. 9-8 mo., 1858; m Dishon, 1877, ^^ 

Texas; 3 children. 

Amanda, b. 9-4 mo., i860; died 24-6 mo., 1866. 

George, b. 16-4 mo., 1864; m. had 4 children; 3 living. 

VII. Dianah Peacock married Ballard L. Patterson. They have four 
children; one daughter dead. They live in the Indian Territory. Henry 
Peacock also lives in the I. T. : has three children. Thomas Peacock 
married Sallie Wallace. They had seven children. Five are now living. 
Louisa Peacock married Robbins. They have six boys and five girls. 
Isaac and Alice Peacock have four girls and four boys, 

VL Job Borton, sixth son of Josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp, 
born 25-8 mo., 1812, married Elizabeth Hester, bori) 10-5 mo., 1817. 
He was born in Burlington county, N. J., and was an infant wlien his- 
people moved west to Clinton county. Ohio. Their children were: — 

Jane, b. 6-12 mo., 1834; m. Josiah Borton. b. 1833. 

Barbara, b. 16-8 mo., 1836: m. A. J. Hawkins, 1857. 

Phebe, b. 23-2 mo., 1839; m. William A. Borton. 

Lucetta, b. 4-12 mo., 1843; m. George Fisher, 1866. 

Mahlon, b. 14-9 mo., 1847: m. Elizabeth Oswald. 1863 

Margaret, b. 14-9 mo., 1847; m. J. W. Bupp, i856. 

Rebecca A., b. 14-3 mo., 1850. 



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VI. Job Borton died in Montcalm county, Michigan, 15-1 mo., 1883, 
age 70 years, 4 months and 20 days. Elizabeth Hester Borton was a 
daughter of John and Barbara Hester. She was born 10-5 mo., 1817 and 
died in Allen county, Ohio, 4 miles east of Wapakaneta, where she had 
resided for 46 years, age 61 years. Jane and Barbara were born in Clin- 
ton county, and the other children were born in Allen county, Ohio. 

VII. Jane Borton, daughter of Job Borton and Elizabeth Hester, mar- 
ried Josiah Borton. son of Josiah Borton, Jr. and Lydia Rakestraw. 

Josiah Jr. was a son of Josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp and he 
was a son of Josiah Borton and Rebecca Haines. He was a son of 
William Borton and Abigail Lord, second wife; William was a son of 
John Jr. and first wife. John Jr. was a son of John Borton and Ann, 
the immigrants. Jane Borton and Josiah's children were: — 

Sarah A., b. ; ni. W. A. Shivers, 1875. They have one 

son and a grand-son. 

Thomas, b. ; m. Has one son, Benjamin. 

W. A., b. ; m. Has fcur children. 

Estella M., b. ; m Hissong, and had nine children. 

Four are living. 

VII. Bar])ara Borton, daughter of Job Borton and Elizabeth Hester, 

married A. J? Hawkins, 1857. They had five children: — 

Miranda, b. ; m Janes, have nine children; seven 

are living. 

Lemuel, b. ; m. Maud E .Xewbold, have 2 girls and 2 boys. 

J. A. Hawkins, b. ; m. Josephine Gardner, 1898. They 

have 2 boys. 

James W., b. : unmarried. 

Mary M., b. : m. Mattson Motts, 1883; have one boy and 

two girls. 

VI. Phoebe Sharp Borton, daughter of Josiah Borton and Margaret 
Sharp, born 5-8 mo., 181 5, married Japheth Leeds Prickett, 27-12 mo., 
1838. He was a son of Isaac Prickitt and Dorothea Joyce. Their chil- 
dren were : — 

Daniel J., b. 15-8 mo., 1840; m. 4-10 mo., 1865, Lydia G. Borton. 

Sarah Jane, b. 31-3 mo., 1842; died 6-4 mo., 1850. 

James H., b. 7-1 1 mo., 1843; "^- Eunice T. Axtell, 1869 

Anna M., b. 19-8 mo., 1845; ^^i^^' 20-11 mo., 1851. 

John B., b. 9-10 mo., 1847; m. Marie McCrue, 1870, 

m. Melissa Pechin. 

Abigail E., 1). 15-5 mo., 1850; m. Lsaac N. Drake, 1872. 

Josiah B., b. 6-1 mo., 1854; died 8-1 mo., 1854. 

Mary E., b. 22-9 mo., 1855; m. Frank E. McWilliams, 1890. 

Japheth C. P., b. 14-9 mo., 1857; m. Anna Momeyer, 12 mo., 1888. 



70 BORTOX r\\M]L\- 

Phoebe S. Borton died 26-1 mo., 1901, in her 86th year. Japheth 
Leeds Prickitt died in the spring of 1893. See l)iographx by Daniel J. 
Prickitt. 

Lydia G. Borton, wife of Daniel J. Prickitt, was a daughter of Ben- 
jamin Borton and Abigail. Benjamin was a son of Bethuel Borton and 
Rebecca Cliffton. Bethuel was a son of Benjamin Borton Sr. and 
Charity Rogers. Benjamin was a son of Obadiah Borton and second 
wife, Mary Driver. 



Biographies of Japheth L, and Phoebe S. Prickitt, together with 
family and neighboorhood history, written by D. J. Prickitt. 

Phoebe S. Prickitt was the eleventh of twelve children born to 
Josiah and Margaret Sharpe Borton, six sons and three daughters being 
born in N. J. and three near Lumberton, some seven miles north of 
Wilmington, Court House, of Clinton county, Ohio, where the subject 
of this memoir was born, 5-8 mo., 181 5, dying near West Unity, Ohio, 
26-1 mo., 1901, aged 85 years, 5 months and 21 days. 

Her ancestors came from England and are of Scotch-Irish and 
Welsh lineage. Her paternal ancestors came to America in 1677 and 
settled in Burlington county, N. J- and judging from the Bortons, Sharps, 
Engles and others there and elsewhere their number is legion. But 
you never heard of a Borton being in the penitentiary, however guilty 
they may have been. 

Josiah Borton and family came to Ohio in 1812, settling on the lands 
on which he died in 1844, in his 64th year, and accumulated some eleven 
hunderd acres in Clinton and Auglaize counties, giving each child a 
farm and retaining one hundred sixty acres for himself. He engaged 
in farming, even had a small distillery, I am sorry to say, but it was 
not disreputable then. His better judgment caused him to discontinue 
the business very soon. He also had a smithy and he and two or three 
of his sons were experts for the times. 

Her mother died about 1819 and in 1820 Hannah Fairfield, a native 
of Virginia, took the mother's place to whom were born two sons. She 
dying in 1824, Sarah Pendry took .her place as stepmother in 1828 or 
1829, dying in 1846. She came from Charleston, S. C, to Kentucky, 
starting in the month of February as the peach was coming in bloom 
and although six weeks on the road the peach was just blooming in 
central Kentucky when she arrived. They came on horseback or on 
foot, carrying their worldly effects on their backs or pack horses. Those 
were the days that tried the souls of men and women as the red man 
was troublesome. Mrs. Pendry was left a widow by a former hushand 
and had given shelter to a sickly young man. When the Indians came 




Japheth L. Prickitt 




Phoebe Borton Prickitt 



GENEALOGY. " 71 

to her house she fled with her child to a place of safety. When she 
returned she found the boy had been thrown into the fire. She dressed 
his burns and when able to travel took such goods as were needful and 
fled on horseback across the Ohio river. 

Phoebe grew to robust womanhood inured to the labors and toils 
of the hardy pioneer life. Could shear the sheep, card, spin and weave 
wool, cotton or flax, the latter of which she would pull and put through 
all the processes — break, hackle, scutch, spin, weave, bleach, cut and 
make into garments. Within the past three years she spun som^ flax 
on the 'Mittle wheel" which Mary Crumrine wove into toweling and her 
oldest son is in possession of a checked linen apron of her make from 
raw material which he wore in his infantile years. She. like son«e. of 
her br')thers, was a born mechanic, and could cut and make almost a»"y 
garment without a pattern — after the olden style and some of tho newer 
one:'>. Could decorate them with needle work and trimming. She un- 
doui)redly stamped the aptness for mechanics on her childrer.. 

Religiously her ancestors were Friends and her father sr.vovc ap^iinst 
the impression that he had a call to the ministry of that church. Her 
aunt, Sarah Engle, mother of Edith A. Thorne, whom a very few re- 
member, was an acceptable minister among Friends. 

She became a member of the United Brethren church in West Unity, 
I think, during the ministry of John Northland and so far as know re- 
mained such and although not demonstrative her older children can 
remmebr her reading the scriptures to and praying for them. Hers w^is 
a busy life, full of cares, toil and much suffering. 

Japheth Leeds Prickitt, second of seven sons and four daughters of 
Isaac and Dorothea Joyce Prickitt, was born three miles east of Medford, 
Burlington county, X. J., died 14-4 mo., 1893, aged 77 years, 8 months 
and 9 days. 

His father's family are all gone, the father, mother and brother 
next younger dying within three days, and the youngest on the U. S. 
man of war, Kickapoo, in Mobile Bay, 1864. 

J. L. lived at home, tilling the soil, cutting and hauling cedar and 
maple timber from swamps, attending the country school in the neigh- 
borhood, thus securing a sufficient education to conduct such business 
as fell to his lot. 

About his twentieth year he engaged wMth his grandfather, Danine 
Joyce, who owned a saw mill and lathes and manufactured material for 
chairs, which was hauled to Philadelphia, twenty miles distant. Here 
he w'as engaged for a number of years, mostly doing the team work, 
hauling chair stuff to the city. 

He worked for Isaac Newton in Pennsylvania one summer, farming 
and hauling dairy products to the Philadelphia market. Newton was 
one of the first, if not the first. Commissioner of Agriculture, and it is 
said was so interested in the improvement of sheep husbandry as to 



72 BORTON FAMILY 

ask Congress for an appropriation of five thousand dollars for the im- 
portation of Hydraulic Rams. 

In 3rd month, 1838, he and Aaron Borton, brother-in-law to J. R. 
Cliffton, Sr., and Benjamin Borton came to Clinton county, Ohio, carry- 
ing their effects in knapsacks, the journey occupying three weeks. They 
stopped at the home of Josiah Borton, uncle to Aaron. 

I might say in passing that J. L.'s father had before this time been 
engaged in butchering at Cincinnati and was considered an expert. 
None of his descendants follow the business from choice. 

After his landing in Ohio, he engaged to work for John Borton, who 
carried on a cabinet shop and farming, where he soon became a fair 
workman, as a few pieces of furniture, in possession of his children will 
att-est. 

Here he became acquainted with Phoebe S. Borton. The acquaint- 
ance ripened into friendship, and with the approval of her father they 
were married, 27-12 mo., 1838. No wedding arch or march to sound of 
pealing organ or jingling piano, costly supper, wedding tour to Chicago 
or Niagara in palace car, but on a timber wagon to the squire's and home 
to a supper of mush and milk. Not much rentiment in that! 

Gathering together a few of the necessary articles of furniture they 
began housekeeping in a log cabiii west of Lumberton, where their son, 
Daniel J., was born. Soon after they moved to a one and a half story 
log house near the paternal home, where Sarah J. and James H. were 
born. 

In 1844 they built a house on forty-two acres of the home place, 
which was deeded to the wife by her father, where they lived till 10 mo., 
1845. Here their fourth child, Anna M., was born. 

John R. Clififton Sr. came down from Williams county and praised 
the country so highly that they sold out, and leaving the associations 
of brothers, sisters, and friends, journey to the north, accompanied by 
S. L. Seward and wife, who was Martha Anderson. After eleven days' 
journey they reached their goal, staying the last night at Benj. Borton's. 

They purchased of George Kellog the quarter section now occupied 
by the heirs of Henry Emerick and Israel Mat tern, in the northeast 
corner at the elm tree south of Fayette, S. L. Seward taking the north- 
west corner forty, where Stahl now lives. Here they engaged in farm- 
ing. S. L!* Seward's brother, Amasa, soon came and a cabinet shop was 
erected, and furniture and undertaking went together with toils of fell- 
ing the forests and cultivating the virgin soil. 

The howl of the wolf was heard and the deer pastured the wdieat 
too closely at times. Game was plenty, so plenty that Giles Harrington 
wished he had not promised to carry all the squirrels Sam and Mace 
would kill in an afternoon. What they killed in less than three hours 
satisfied him. 

While living in Gorham township, the father made a journey on 



GENEALOGY. 73 

horseback to Clinton county by way of Wapakoneta, also to X. J., 
from which place he was accompanied by his sister, Sarah S. Priekitt, 
who in time became the wife of Adam Gettings. 

The nearest markets were Adrian and Maumee. The grist mill 
nearest was Bird's mill, on Mill Creek, three-fourths mile southeast 
of what is now Zone postoffice, but usually they went to Canandaigua, 
on Bean creek, and for lumber to Chatfield's on Bean creek, east of 
Zone. 

Hosea Harrington manufactured black and white salts from the 
ashes left from the log heaps of the clearings, selling the salts usually 
in Adrian, Michigan. 

Hosea was the nearest neighbor and preached some excellent ser- 
mons from the Free Will Baptist standpoint, but went insane on the 
question as to whether the dead will recognize each other in the spirit 
world. His was a mild insanity and he alternated between the jail at 
Ottokee and his home. 

The courts in those early days were held in Maumee, and I remem- 
ber of father going on horseback to Maumee as juror. Uncle Jimmy 
Riddle was on the same jury, ^\'hen father came home I got my first 
school reader, Sander's Third Reader. Heretofore I had used Webster's 
Elementary Spelling Book and The Introduction to the English Reader, 
by Lindley Murray. 

Here was l>orn their fifth child, John B. In 1848 or '49, Fulton 
county was struck off from Williams, Defiance and Lucas, and they were 
in Fulton instead of Lucas county. 

While living here in the spring of 1846 an orchard was planted. 
The trees were from the nursery of Benjamin Borton, who carried 
the grafts from New Jersey. 

The children attended school in the log school house a few rods 
west of the elm tree. Of the teachers, Annette Deming, now the wife 
of Uncle John Gamber, of Fayette, and Hope Jane Verity, sister of 
Judge O. B. Verity, of Fulton county, are remembered. Hope Jane 
taught two or three weeks at the home of Joseph Ely, father of Mrs. 
Hannah Mclntyre, which, of course-, was contrary to law, but Jake and 
Dan got what they needed in ^'lickings" and she was sent to the school 
house to finish the term. 

The Presbyterians held services often at Mr. Ely's, and Hosea Har- 
rington preached in the school house often and acceptably. When he 
warmed up with his subject he would pull oflf his coat and if necessary 
his vest. 

Camp meetings were held on camp grounds about a mile northeast 
of S. B. Darby's, on the lands owned by O. G. Greeley, who, by the way, 
was born a few miles from where the writer of these lines was. 

In the late summer or early fall of 1849 the farm was sold to one 



74 BORTON FAMILY 

Singer, and the following March, 1850, the family moved into Wni. 
ClifFton's house, staying there till July 17. following. 

While here a scourge of scarlet fever visited the neighborhood, and 
the oldest daughter, Sarah Jane, died of it. D. J. and Anna Maria were 
very sick and neither ever fully recovered from its effects. Here Abby 
E. Drake was born in May. 

The father alternated between home and West Unity , where he and 
S. L. Seward purchased the saw mill of S. N. Baker. He also bought 
the "New Orleans Drug and Grocery Store'' of E. E. Thorne and Dr. 
Jos. Thorne was made his agent to carry on the store. Meantime, a 
house was built on what is now a part of the public school ground. The 
house was changed and is now the home of Comrade John Robnolt. 

17-7 month they moved into town, sleeping the first night at Dr. 
Thome's. Of those who lived in Unity at that time but few remain 
who live there now. Those of the Bohner family — Comrade Jacob and 
Katy Molir, Mrs. Skinner, Geo, Rings, and those of H. H. Peppard's 
family, born in 1850 and l^efore, Justus Munson and his mother, I think 
are all. 

The mill and store engrossed attention till the store was sold to 
Benjamin Borton. While in possession of the mill a good living was 
made, but no fortune. Seward, after two or three years, sold his interest 
in the mill to his partner and everything w^ent as usual. 

The Plank Road was built from the northwest corner of G. H. 
Ritchie's east across Bean Creek a few rods from Johnson's mills. The 
school house, which is now a part of Denman's drug store, stood where 
Wm. Clay's residence is, and was used for religious services. 

Rev. A\'ood and H. M. Taft had a select school in the upper part 
cf t!]c foundry, which stood about on the line between Mrs. Gill's and 
Jo'.n Hollington's. It is now used as Combs' livery stable. 

The old school house was replaced by the two story house 32x52, 
built in 1854, G. AW Money, contractor and builder. John Rings, J. L. 
Prickitt and P. D. Benson, I think, were directors and building com- 
mittee. 

Anna i\I., tlie second daughter, died in 1851, and Josiah B., Mary E. 
and J. C. F. were born. Life in the usual way went on. Sickness and 
death are ever present. 

D. J. and J. H. attended the village schools regularly except when 
someone came with oxen to haul logs on the skidw-ay, then J. H. 
objected to going — would rather drive the cattle. In 3rd month, 1854, 
the Pike's Peak fever struck Daniel J., so he and Thos. J. Coslet started 
west, and as the fever seemed to have partially subsided they only 
got to Palmyra, Mo., where Eli Anderson was living. They hired out 
to work on the farm, Coslet returning after harvest and D. J. taking 



GENEALOGY. 75 

an eight months' term of school, returning in 6th month, i860, after the 
nomination of A. Lincohi for president. 

The old mill was about worn out and in the winter of '60 and '61 
a new one, a portable, was purchased and D. J. concluded not to return 
to Missouri, where he had contracted to teach a twelve months' term. 
The new mill was started in April, 1861, after a few days* instruction 
from Uncle Joseph Burkholder, and run by home forces. 

In April came Lincoln's call for seventy-five thousand men and D. 
J. packed his valise to become a soldier in the old 14th O. V. L, with 
Allegar, Moudy, Ewers, Burwell and others, but his parents prevailed 
on him to stay until the mill was paid for. So on August 20 he enlisted, 
his brother, J. H., Wm. Rings, Allegar, Allgire, Russell, Hinman, Hart- 
man, Scannel, Hansey, Skinner and a host leaving the 10-9 mo., for 
Columbus to become a part of the ist O. V. C, but not liking the 
situation went to Monroeville and became Co. H. 3rd O. V. C. In 
1864 the mill and other property was sold to the Grindles. John B., 
Thom. Russell and John Rings in the fall of 1864 went to -Gallatin, Tenn., 
and were employed in the commissary and quartermaster departments 
under W. A. Hunter, formerly editor and proprietor of the firs'- paper 
published in this town. 

The war ended in April and D. J. and J. H. were paid off at Colum- 
bus, 15-8 mo., 1865. having served almost four years. D. J. married 
Lydia G. Borton, 4-10 mo., following and has ever since lived on the 
Benjamin Borton farm. 

In the spring of 1866, father's family moved to the Geo. Carpenter 
farm one mile east and half mile north of tow.n. James went west and 
worked at bridge building and carpentering for the B. & M. railway in 
Iowa. He came back and married Mrs. Eunice Axtell in 1869. A\'ent to 
Redwillow county, Xel)., in 1872, accompanied by Ab])y E. ; J. H., after 
living at RedVillow a few months, returned east on account of his wife's 
health, living in Battle Creek, Mich., West Unity, Iroquois county. 111., 
again working for B. & M. railway, living in San Francisco, is now 
settled at Pomona, California. 

J. B. learned blacksmithing, working in Hamer with John Kosier, 
Ft. Wayne and Kendallville, Ind., Lexington, Ky., and with Nate Stoner 
in Unity, leaving West Unity in 6th month, 1872, with his wife — having 
married Marie McCue in 1870 — going to Portland, Ore., and to Jack- 
son county, where he engaged in hydraulic mining and is now in Forest 
Grove, Ore., farming, smithing and threshing. 

Abby E. married I. N. Drake late in 1872 at Ft. McPherson and 
followed the life of a soldier's wife at Ft. McPherson and Ft. D. A. 
Russell, near Cheyenne, Wyo., accompanied the army, after the Big 
Horn expedition, to the Spotted Tail agency in S. D., where her hus- 



76 BORTOX FAMILY 

band resigned in 1878 and is now living at Loretta, Bonhomnie county^ 
S. D., on a farm. 

On account of her health Mary E. went to Drake's in Wyoming, 
in 1876. Came home and went west to Drake's again in the spring of 
1878. Went west to J. H. Prickitt's in I.linois, in 1880, then to Los 
Angeles and Pasadena: then to San Francisco, caring for Mrs. Mayl)erry,. 
a helpless invalid, and from there in the winter of 1881 and 1882. to 
J. B.*s in Oregon; then back home and back to Pasadena to keep house 
for herself and J. C. F. She married Frank Williams, 1891, and lives 
near Chino, where they are raising sugar beets for the sugar factory. 

J. C. F. has traveled this country over, having worked in lumber 
woods in Michigan; been in Florida, Louisiana, Oregon; carpentered, 
farmed and tunneled in California. He was married to Anna Momeyer^ 
I2th month, 1887, and has lived on the home farm ever since. 

Father and mother kept the even tenor of the farmer's life until 
after the marriage of their youngest; then they bought a house and 
four lots. and moved to town in 1888, where father died in the spring of 
1893. Mother rented the house to D. McLaughlin rind went to California 
in the fall of 1893, staying some months with Mary F., then to San 
Francisco, spending some time with J. H. and family, from there to- 
Oregon visiting J. B., until the fall of 1894 slie .returned accompanied 
by John B. Since she has lived alone most of tiie time except a few 
months. Mrs. Phoebe Ayers made l:cr home with her and for a few- 
months her grand-daugliter, Mamie Drake was with her. Lnst sum- 
mer the property in town was sold to S. E. Jackson. Two large rooms 
were built to tlie farm house and a few weeks l)efore her deatli she 
began again to keep house, but the death angel called her and she 
must needs go to her rest like as a shock of corn cometh in its season. 
Only one of her father's family living. Aunt .Vnn (iarwood, past ninety- 
one and soon to walk through the vallev of the shadow of death. 



VII. Japheth C. F. Prickitt, son of Phebe Borton and Japheth Leeds 
Prickitt, was born 14-9 mo., 1857. He was married 4-10 mo., 1887, to 
Annie Cath MoMeyer, born J3-10 mo., i860. Their children were:— - 

Charles Augustus, b. 10-6 mo., 1888. 

Mary Elizabeth, 1). 30-8 mo., 1889. ■ 

Phoe])e Emma, b. 224 mo., 1891. 

Clara Maria, b. 31-1 mo., 1893. 

Grace Evangeline, b. 14-9 mo., 1894. 

Charlotte Amelia, b. 12-6 mo., 1898. 

George Eldriclge, b. 18-T mo., 1900: died 27-1 mo., 1900. 

Franklin Japheth, 1). 15-TO mo., 1907. 



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VII. Abigail E. Prickitt, daughter of J. L. Prickitt and Phebe S^. Bor- 
ton, born 15-5 mo., 1850, married Isaac N. Drake, at North Platte, 
Neb., 28-11 mo., 1872. Their children were: — 

Phebe, b. 24-8 mo., 1874; m. Grant Carothers, 22-4 mo.^ 1893. 
Mary Mamie, b. 15-4 mo., 1876. 

Charles, b. 31-12 mo., 1878; m. Myrtle Baldwin, 30-12 mo., 1900. 
Hester, b. 13-1 mo., 1886; m. Herman Seiling, 23-8 mo. ,1905. 
James Edward, b. 16-3 mo., 1890. 

VIII. Phebe Drake, daughter of Abigail E. Prickitt and Isaac N. Drake, 
married Graht Carothers. Their children were : — 

Francis Borton, b. 10-2 mo., 1894: 

Hazel Marzy, b. 2-6 mo., 1895. 

Harry Sherman, b. 22-6 mo., 1897. 

Irva May, b. 16-4 mo., 1899. 

Angelina Abigail, b. 20-10 mo., 1903. 

They reside at Brookings, S. D. 
VIII. Charles Drake, son of Al)igail E. Prickitt and Isaac N. Drake, 
married Myrtle Baldwin. Their children were :— 

Norman Isaac, b. 10-10 mo., 1901. 

Merle, b. 30-1 mo., 1902. 

Lola, b. 3-mo., 1904. 

Fay, b. 4 mo., 1906. 

Isaac N. Drake enlisted in the regular service. Company M. 3rd U. 
S. Cavalry: was engaged on the western frontier against Sitting Bull, 
]>eing in several expeditions against the Sioux and other Indians, in- 
cluding that of the Big Horn, under Generals Tery, Crook and Custer. 



V. Isaac Borton, son of Josiah Borton and Rebecca Haines, married 
Sarah Peacock, daughter of John Peacock and Susannah Ballinger. 
Their children were: — 

Abigail, b. : m. Benjamin Borton. 

Sarah, b. : m. John ClifTton. 

Aaron, b. ; died a young man. 

Charles, b. ; died young. 

Samuel ClifFton, son of Nathan Cliffton and Mary, married Ann 
Their children were : — 

Re))ecca, youngest daughter, 1). about 1828: m. Davis Bisbee, 

m. Jefferson Sweet. 

Rachel, b. 26-12 mo., 1813: died 1885, age 73 years 

Mary, b. 8-2 mo., 1815; m. Job Borton. 

John, 1). 22-6 mo., 1819: m. Sarah Borton. 

Aniy, b. 29-9 mo., 1822: m. Joseph Powell. 

William Henrv, b. 12-12 mo., 1826; m. 



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John Cliffton died 22-10 mo., 1887, and William Henry Cliffton 
died in Chicago, 111., 5-1 mo., 1898. 

VI. Sarah Borton, daughter of Isaac Borton and Sarah Peacock, mar- 
ried John Cliffton, son of Samuel Cliffton and Ann Their 

children were: — 

Rachel Ann, b. 1-4 mo., 1840; m. Silas Mills. 

• m. John Metcalf. 
Esther, b. 4-2 mo., 1842; m. George Sparks. 
John S., b. 22-8 mo., 1848; m. Melvina Kime, 

m. Helen Smith. 
Mary, b. 10-5 mo., 1845; ""^- David Crumrine. 
Samuel, b. 11-9 mo., 1850; m. Emma Pifer. 
George, b. 30-11 mo., 1855; m. Alice Hibbard. 
Sarah, b. 20-2 mo., 1844; ""i- Joh" Hutchison. 
Abigail, b. 18-10 mo., 1852; m. Samuel Crumrine. 

VII. Rachel Cliffton, daughter of John Cliffton and Sarah Borton, mar- 
ried Silas Mills. Silas died and Rachel then married John Metcalf, of 
Amboy, Mich. They had one daughter: — 

Pearl Metcalf, b. 15-12 mo., 1875 '•> "^ Sommers. 

VII. Esther P. Cliffton, daughter of John Cliffton and Sarah Borton, 
married George Sparks, son of John Sparks and Emaline Jones Butcher, 
widow. Esther P. Cliffton and George Sparks have two daughters: — 

Marion E., b. 5-12 mo., 1872. 

Annie E., b. 18-6 mo., 1879. 
VII. John Cliffton Jr.. son of John Cliffton and Sarah Borton, married 
Melvina Kime. They had two children: — 

Marion, b. [0-3 mo., 1876. 

Enoch, b. 17-ro mo., 1878; m. 

Melvina Kime died and John married Helen' Smith, who is now 
deceased. 

VII. Sarah Cliffton, daughter of John Cliffton and Sarah Borton, mar- 
ried John Hutchison. Their children were: — 

Olive E., b. 30-3 mo., 1870; m Stiple. 

Delbert E., b. 11-5 mo., 1866. 

Lewis C, b. 12-1 mo., 1874. 

Marion, b. 9-2 mo., 1868; died 6-5 mo., 1869. 

Carrie E., b. 15-4 mo., 1882. 

Florence, b. 26-2 mo., 1885; m Geesey. 

Sarah C, b. 6-1 mo., 1872; m. Hershiser. 

Wilber J., b. 12-9 mo., 1880. 

Francis S., b. 31-8 mo., 1877. 



GENEALOGY. 79 

VIII. Marion and Anna E. Sparks are graduates of the State Univer- 
sity, Urbana, 111., and hold positions in the chemical laboratory of that 
institution. Marion E. Sparks is also a trained librarian and formerly 
had charge of the University library. 

Rachel Cliffton and Esther P. ClifTton taught many terms of school 
in Williams and Fulton counties, Ohio, and v^ere considered two of the 
most successful teachers of that day and time. 

George Sparks is still a teacher in the public schools of the state of 
Illinois. He has followed this occupation all his life, having formerly 
taught in the public schools of Ohio. 

VII. Mary ClifTton, daughter of John ClifTton and Sarah Borton, mar- 
ried David Crumrine, son of Frederick Crumrine. They have one son: — 

Frank, b. 29-12 mo., 1870. 
VII. Samuel ClifTton, son of John Cliffton and Sarah Borton, married 
Emma Pifer. Their children were: — 

Georgia G., b. 20-4 mo., 1876. 

Mable M. ,b. 28-8 mo., 1882. 

Samuel Leon, b. 12-4 mo., 1885. 

Alice Fay, b. 3-5 mo., 1887. 

Luella, b. 3-6 mo., 1873. 

Marcus Verne, b. 31-10 mo., 1889; died 20-1 mo., 1905 

Ada B., b. j-8 mo., 1892. 

Charles Wallace, b. 1-12 mo., 1894. 
VII. Geoge ClifTton, son of John ClifTton and Sarah Borton, married 
Alice Hibbard. They have three children: — 

Nellie, b. 1-9 mo., 1897. 

Cora, b. 24-11 mo., 1900. 

Emerson G., b. 16-2 mo., 1905. 

Two children died young. 
Vll. Abigail ClifTton, daughter of John Cliffton and Sarah Borton, mar- 
ried Samuel Crumrine, a son of Betsy and Frederisk Crumrine, and a 
brother to David Crumrine, who married Mary Cliffton. Their children 
were : — 

Marcus, b. 4-1 1 mo., 1883: died 7-11 mo., 1883. 

Nellie, b. 10-8 mo., 1887. 

Clara, b. 22-4 mo., 1886. 

Sarah E. Borton, wife of John Cliffton, was born 26-10 mo.. 1812, 
and died 25-10 mo., 1896. 



80 BORTON FAMILY 

IV. Benjamin Borton, son of Obadiah Borton, Sr., and second wife, 
Mary Driver, married 1780, Charity Rogers, daughter of John Rogers, 
and a sister of Anna Rogers, who married Job Borton, youngest brother 
of Benjamin. Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers' children were: — 

Bethnel Borton, b. 2-1 mo., 1782; m. Rebecca Cliffton 17-4 mo., 1805. 

Phebe. b. ; m Pedrick. 

\\'iUiam, b. 

Reuben, b. : m. Elizabeth Pedrick. 

Martha, b. ; m. William Dillon. 

Ann, b. ; m. John Abies. 

Mary, b. 

Vashti, b. 1794; d. 1883; m. 1812, Samuel Dillon. 

James, b. 21-4 mo., 1801; m. 14-3 mo., 1822, Mariah Wilson, 

m. 20-5 mo., 1852, Ann Marsh. 

Benjamin, Jr. b. ; m Wilson. 



IV. Benjamin Borton was born 5-4 mo., 1761, in Burlington county, N. 
J., was married to Charity Rogers, 16-3 mo., 1780. Obadiah Borton Sr. 
died before Benjamin, and Job Borton, his sons, had reached their 
majority, and a provision was made in his will, that they be taught a 
trade, or otherwise, as his executors might elect. Benjamin became a, 
distiller of essential oils. It is not definitely known whether he was 
apprenticed to the trade or not. Tradition says that he distilled the 
first peppermint oil ever distilled in America, and Borton's brand of this 
oil stood at the head of the eastern market, in all 01 the early years 
ot the drug trade. The business of distilling these oils has been fol- 
lowed by the descendents of Benjamin and Charity Borton, ever since 
his day, and this fact has helped in tracing out this branch of the 
Borton family. 

Benjamin Borton immigrated from New Jersey to Oxford Tp., 
Gurnsey county, Ohio, in 1804, and entered a section of land, situated 
in that township, on the old Wheeling road, about two miles west and 
a little south of Fairvievv, and about one mile north of the Baltimore 
& Ohio railroad. 

Benjamin's removal to Ohio was, no doubt, due to the abundance 
of Sassafras timber and pennyroyal, from which the oil could be ex- 
tracted, that brought ready cash on the Philadelphia market — a com- 
modity which was mucli needed by the early settlers of the west. The 
homestead where Benjamin Borton wrought and toiled has passed into 
other hands. The present farm house and Fletcher M. E. Church built 
on this land are shown in cuts on opposite page. Also, the graves where 
Benjamin and Charity Borton, and some other members of the family 
lie buried. These graves are just west of the church and are marked by 




Homestead Benjamin Borton, Sr., Center Township, Gurnsey Co., Ohio. 



GENEALOGY. 81 

field stgne, one bearing the inscription, G. B. 1821. This is, no doubt, the 
grave of CJbarity (Rogers) Borton. 

V„ Martha Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers, 
married William Dillon, (farmer and gunsmith). Their children were: — 

James, b. 

Noah, b. ; m. Sarah Jane Brown, 

m. Sarah Johnston. 

Sarah, b. 17-12 mo., 1812; m. James Head; he was b. 1804 and died 
7-2 mo., 1863. 
Twins; 

Benjamin, b. 26-5 mo., 182 1 ; m, Cynthia Dillon 13-2 mo., 1845. 
-Charity, b. 26-^5 mo., 1821; m. William Bortbri, 19^12 mo., 1846. 

Phebe, b. ; m. Archibold Cranston, died 4-5 mo., 1877. 

Keziah, b. 

Delila, b. 23-5 mo., 1807; m. 25-12 mo., 1827, Joseph Marsh. 

Lorenzo Dow, b. 

Joshua, b. 5-10 mo., 1829; m. 2ir9 mo., 1852, Mary Jane Dillon. 

William, b. ; m. Ruhama Jane Cowan. 

David L., b. 18-7 mo., 1831; m. 17-11 mo., 1853, Lucinda Sheppard. 

Martha, b. ; m. William Cole (first wife). She died 1888. 

VI. Noah Dillon, son of Martha Borton and William Dillon, married 
Sarah Jane Brown. They had two children: — 

Lurilla. b;> : m. Ellis Brill. 

Linda, b. ; m. Christopher Columbus Ream. 

Sarah JaWe died and Noah Dillon then married Sarah Johnston, by 
whom he had two children: 
Jennie, b. 
Keziah, b. 

VII. Linda Dillon, daughter of Noah Dillon and Sarah Jane Brown, mar- 
ried Christopher Columbus Ream. They have three children: — 

Mary Alice, b. 
Homer, b. 
McKinzie, b. 

VIII. Homer Ream, son of Linda Dillon and Christopher Columbus 
Ream, married They have one son : — 

Georgfe Ream, b. 
VI. Sarah Dillon, daughter of Martha Borton and William Dillon, mar- 
ried James Head, who was born in 1804 and died 7-2 mo., 1863. He was 
a fcrmer and lived in Gurnsey c^>unty, Ohio. Their children were : — 

Margraret Lsabel, b. ; m. William Berry. 

Martha Maria, b. : m. William Olden Ridgway. 

Mary Ann. b. : m. James HeiMry Tutle. 

Tames William, b; ; died single 20-g ma, 1847 

Keturah is shigle and lives at Quaker City, Ohio. 



82 BORTON FAMILY 

Wilson Shannon, b. ; m. Rebecca Jane Miller. 

Sarah Caroline, b. ; died young. 

Levi Dillon, b. 30-11 mo., 1848; m. Melinda Gillespi 

Pamly Andora, b. ; died 23-12 mo., 1873. 

VII. Margaret Isabel Head, daughter of Sarah Dillon and James Head, 
married William Berry. Margaret Isabel was born 24-5 mo., 1832. 
William Berry was born 10-5 mo., 1838. They were married 12-1 mo., 
1861, at her home in Oxford Tp., Gurnsey county, Ohio, by Rev. John 
Bourher. Issue : — 

Charles Edward, b. 5-12 mo., 1861 ; m. Minnie Bolton. 

James William, b. 6-5 mo., 1863. 

Marion Sherman, b. 30-1 mo., 1865; m. Estella Cranson 

Franklin, b. 10-10 mo., 1867. 

Harry Evans, b. 6-9 mo., 1869; m. Jennie Secret. 

Nettie Isabel, b. 16-12 mo., 1871. 
' Minnie Icelene, b. 6-1 mo., 1875; "^- Susan Brown, in 1904. 

VII. Martha Maria Head, daughter of Sarah Dillon and James Head, 
married William Olden Ridgway of Philadelphia, Pa. They had one 
daughter: — 

Marietta Huff Ridgway; m. Isaa(i Kennan, M. D. 

Martha and Isaac Kennan have three sons. 
VII. Levi Dillon Head, son of Sarah Dillon and James Head, married 
Melinda Gillespie, 17-10 mo., 1877. She was born 18-5 mo., 1854. Their 
children were: — 

William Ambrose, b. 1-8 mo., 1878: m. Estella A. Wright, 27-6 mo., 
1906. 

Ernest Cook, b. 23-8 mo., 1889; ni. Amy Forsythe, 1904. 

Amy, b. 27-5 mo., 1885. 

VII. Wilson Shannon Head, son of Sarah Dillon and James Head, mar- 
ried Rebecca Jane Miller. She died without issue, and Wilson Shannon 
then married Margaret Anderson Clark. They had two children: — 

Mary Clark, b. ; m. Rev. Thomas Pollock. 

Stephen Revere, b. ; single. 

VIII. The Rev. Thomas Pollock, husband of Mary Clark Head, was 
pastor of the Second United Presbyterian Church of Cambridge, Ohio. 
Later they moved to Monmouth, 111. Issue: — 

Thomas Pollock, b. 

Margaret, b. 
VI. Benjamin Dillon, son of Martha Borton and William Dillon, mar- 
ried, 13-2 mo., 1845, Cynthia Dillon, b. 8-12 mo., 1824. Their children 
were: — 

Levi, b. 18-11 mo., 1845: died 21-12 mo., 1862. 

Jaco]) T., b. 27-9 mo., 1849: m. 7-8 mo., 1879, Ethel A. Merry man. 

Zachariah, 1). 2-6 mo., 1847; "^- --"^ ""^^m 186S, Almyra Mumma. 



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Mattie A., b. 8-12 mo., 1853; m. 9-4 mo., 1872, Sheldon Toby. 

Mary F., b. 7-10 mo., 1857; died 12-5 mo., 1863. 

Emery E., b. 24-6 mo., 1863; m. ii-io mo., 1885, Minnie Mowberry. 

Rosalia I., b. 18-11 mo., 1864; died 7-4 mo., 1899. 

Cynthia Dillon, wife of Benjamin Dillon, deceased 24-6 mo., 1879. 
Benjamin Dillon deceased 22-6 mo., 1897, in the 77th year of his age. 
VII. Jacob T. Dillon, son of Benjamin Dillon and Cynthia, his wife, mar- 
ried Ethel A. Merryman. Their children were : — 

Charles William, b. 2-4 mo., 1880. 

Earl Wayne, b. 8-9 mo., 1881. 

Edward Everett, b. 3-6 mo., 1883. 

Bertha, b. 21-4 mo., 1886. 

Mabel Luella, b. 14-10 mo., 1893. 

Earl and Edward Everett* Dillon ^re telc«|||^h operators. 
VII, Zachariah Dillon, son of Benjamin ,a;'^W!ynthia Dillon, married 
Almyra Mumma. Their chifdren were: — 

Eunice May, b. 14-3 mo., 1869. 

Joseph Elis, b. ^2-i mo., 1871. 

Florence Ethel, b. ii-io mo., 1872 

Cynthia Etta, b. 20-9 mo., 1874. 

Grace Pearl, b. 15-5 mo., 1887. 
VII. Emory E. Dillon, son of Benjamin and Cynthia Dillon, married 
Minnie Mowberry. She was born 4-9 mo., 1865. Their children were: — 

Mary Cecil, b. i-i mo., 1888; died 14-8 mo., 1899 

Bessie Arline, b. 22-8 mo., 1889. i-,- . c- '^- 

Archibald E., 1). 18-8 mo., 189T. 

Flossie Eveline, b. 8-9 mo., 1893. 

Clara Earsley, b. 12-3 mo., 1896. 

Laura Ellen, b. 30-11 mo., 1897. u^''^-^ 

Infant son, b. 4-8 mo., 1900: died 5-10 mo., 1900. /^p- . ^ 

Daniel E., b. 17-11 mo., 1901. T - ' "* 

Helen M., b. 28-12 mo., 1904. ''"'" ' 

Zarelda J., b. 30-ii mo:, 1906. 

Percy Ner, deceased 14-1 mo., 1889, in her third year. (Oldest 
child). ^ '• 

VI. Charity Dillon, daughter of Martha Borton and William Dillon, 
b. 26-5 mo.. 1821, married William Borton, 19-12 mo., 1846. Their 
children were: — * ■ ' 

Winfield Scott, b. 17-4 mo., 1848; m. Mary Laura Drener. y 

James XVilliam, b. 7-10 mo., 1849; "^- Columbia Ann Carnal. 

Martha Maria, single and lives in Delevvare, Ohio. 

John Wesley^ b. 22-5 mo., 1854; ni. 24-12 mo., 1902, Marie E. Caskey, 
b. 6-3 mo., 1856. " ] • ■ ' ' ' 

Irene Isabel, b.*i4:-i2 nio., 1855; died 12-3 mo., 1864. 



84 BORTON FAMILY 

Harry, b. 21-5 mo., 1858; died 6-8 mo., 1865. 
I Laura Elizabeth, b. 24-9 mo., i860; m. 1884, Thomas Todd Gillespie. 
^ Mary Louisa, b. 24-10 mo., 1864; m. George Sylvester Hillard. 

Laura Elizabeth Borton Gillespie died 8-5 mo., 1889. 
VII. Winfield Scott Borton, son of Charity Dillon and William Borton, 
married Mary Laura Dresser of Morris, Illinois. She died and left no 
children. Winfield Scott then married Sarah Adaline Lik<:s, by whom 
he had six children : — 

Lola, b. ; m. Sandy W. Moore. 

I Orphelia, b. ; single, 

I Ora, b. ; m. Otha C- Steele. 

' Grov^r Cleveland, b. ^^ , ; m. Estella Carmine Monroe, 19-6 

mo., 1907. 

Russell Grace; b. jiflK ; ^gle. 
• Elsie, b. ; snigle. ' 

VIIL Lola Borton, daughter of Winfield Scott Borton and Sarah Adaline 
Likes, married Sandy W. Moore. They have two children: — 

Elizabeth, b. - -- 

Murray, b. 

Sandy W. Moore is a train dispatcher, employed by the Louisville 
and Nashville R. R., and resides at Louisville, Ky. 

VIIL Clio Frances Borton, daughter of James William Borton and 
Columbia Ann Carnal, married, 1895, Samuel Alford. They have three 
children : — 

Barbary, b. 1898. 

Robert, b. 1902. 

William, b. 1907 , 

Their home is at Salida, Colorado. James William Borton is en- 
gaged in the ice trade. Charity Irene Borton is teaching, and Samuel 
.Oxford is running a novelty works. Winfield Scott Borton, deceased 
21-5 mo., 1908, at his home in Cambridge, Gurnsey County, Ohio. 

The funeral of W. S. Borton was conducted at the family residence, 
cast Steubenville avenue, this afternoon, by his pastor. Rev. C. E. Shep- 
pard, assisted by his former pastor, Rev. Dr. F. A. Brown. Appropriate 
hymns were sung by members of the M. P. choir. The floral tributes 
were numerous and very beautiful. 

The Carpenters' Union attended in a body and the hirge attendance 
of neighbors and friends attested the high esteem in which Mr. Borton 
was held by all who knew him. 

Th^ pall bearers were old friends who lud long known him. and 
been associated with him in his chiifch- relationship. Ins -business and 
political life, namely: Jas. G. Bair, Alfred Weedon, John X. McCirtney, 
G. A. Doyle, John M. Amos and Joseph Randall. 

Mrs. G. S. Billiard and Miss Martha Borton of Delaware, s'ster^ cf 




James W. Borton Winfield Scott Borton John W. Borton 



GENEALOGY. 85 

deceased, J. G. Likes and wife of.. Columbus and *a number of friends, 
from Fairview and elsewhere, attended the services. Interment in 
Northwood cemetery. , 

In aU his relations in life Mr. Bdfton was universally recognized as 
the soul of personal honor. Industrious, faithful, pure minded, brave 
and courteous he won and held unusual confidence. Few men. after a 
long apd active life go to their graves so universally respected and 
honored. 

• He will be greatly missed by those with whom he associated, espe- 
irially in his church and his family relations. 
-. .. - Rbsi-in peace. 
VIL James William Borton, son of Charity Dillon and William Borton, 
married Columbia Ann Carnal, 25-5 mo., 1873, in the twentieth year 
of her age. Their children were : — . 

Charity Irene, b. 19-9 mo., i876iv> . . 

Clio Frances, b. 28-8 mo., 1880; m. 1895, Samuel Alford. 
• ' Dacy Carmel, b. 11 mo., 1889. 

William Edward, b. 22-11 mo., 1893. 
VIL Laura Elizabeth Borton, daught/er of Charity Dillon and William 
Borton, b. 24-9 mo., i860, married, 1884, Thomas Todd Gillespie. She 
died 8-5- mo., 1889 and left one daughter; Mattie Bell; she lives with her 
father at Homestead, Pa., where he is engaged in the hardware trade, 
and is married to Josephine Kelso. 

VII. Mary Louisa Borton, daughter of Charity Dillon and William Bor-. 
ton, b. •24-10 ino., 1864, married George Sylvester Hillard. They have 
two. children :^ — 

William, b. 

Lois, b. 
. They reside near Delaware, Ohi< 
Vli Phebe Dillon, daughter of ^lartha Borton and William Dillon, mar- 
ried Archibald Cranston. He was born in the state of Maryland. Their 
children* were : — 

Martha Ann, b. ; m. Thomas Gardiner. 

Mary Jane, b. 

John TMoore, b. 

Delila, b. ; died young. 

Joseph Franklin, b. ; m. Maria Elizabeth Marshall. 

William, b. ; m. Aramintha Jane Ault. 

m. Mary Dandna. 

Margaret, b. ; m. John Carzine. 

Keturah,'-b. ; single; lives at Quaker City, Ohio. • 

Benjamin Cowan, b. ; m. Susan Marton. 

Tercssa, b. ; died young. 

Vn. Joseph Franklin Cranston, son of Phebe Dillon and Archibald 



8© BORTON FAMILY 

Cranston, married Elizabeth Marshall. Their children were: — 

Clara, b. ; m. Andrew Oberg. 

Margaret, b. 

Joseph Franklin Cranston was a veteran of the late Civil War and 
has since spent several years in the Rocky Mountains, mining and 
teaching. 

VII. Martha Ann Cranston, daughter of Phebe Dillon and Archibald, 
Cranston, married Thomas Gardiner. Their children were: — 

James William, b. 

Mary Catherine, b. 

Tacy, b. 

Archibald, b. ; these four first named children died of 

dipththeria in i860. 

Margaret, b. ; m. Evan J. Romans. 

Joseph, b. ; m. Martha Jane Marrow 

Emery C, b. 

Phebe, b. 

Alma, b. ; m. Clarence Hall ; she died in riW^. '^'^^rH! 

Rhoda, b. 

Marrell, b. 
Vni. Joseph Gardiner, son of Thomas Gardiner and Martha Ann Cran- 
ston, married Martha Jane Marrow.. They live iti South Dakota. 

VIII. Alma Gardiner, daughter of Thomas Gardiner and Martha Ann 
Cranston, married Clarence Hall. They had one child which died In 
infancy, and Alma died in 1887. Clarence Hall married Elizabeth Hen- 
derson. He is in the employ of the Cambridge Ohio Light and Traction* 
Company. Phebe, Rhoda and Marshall Gardiner are. all deceased. 
Vni. Margaret Gardiner, . daughter of Martha Ann Cranston and 
Thomas Gardiner, married Evan J. Romans. Their children were:— 

Norman, b. 

Helen, b. .j 

Edgar, b. 

Ev^n J. Romans was a druggist in, St. PajrJ; Minnesota.- 
Vni. 'Clara Cranston, daughter of JosdpH Frah^ClTrt Ci^artM i^ 
bcth Marshall, married Andrew Oberg. They have two children:— . 

Dwight Earl, b. :": 

Lois Mae, b. ; ^^ . 

VII. William Dillon Cranston, son of Phebe Dillon and Archibald 
Cranston, married Armintha Jane Ault. Phebe Dillon was. a daughter of 
Martha Borton and William Dillon. Martha Borton was a daughter of 
Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers. 

William Dillon Cranston and Armintha Jane Ault^? children were:— • 

Montana, b. ; died young. . *^ . . 

Gurney Clifford, b. • ; single, 



GENEALOGY. 87; 

Lewella, b. ; m. Norman Rosmond Shipley. 

Leona, b. ; died 1887, age 15 years. 

This family lives at Quaker City, Ohio. William Dillon Cranston 
was a veteran in the late Civil War. He was in Company E. 88th regi- 
ment, O. V. I. Armintha Jane Ault died and William married" Mary 
Dandna, who is also deceased and he now makes his home with his 
daughter, Lewella Cranston Shipley. 

Vlil. Lewella Cranston, daughter of William Dillon Cranston an<^ 
Armintha Jane Ault, married Norman Rosmond Shipley. They have 
two children: — 

Bertha Rohena, b. 

William Edward, b. 

VI. Delila Dillon, daughter of Martha Borton and William Dillon^ marr 
ried Joseph Marsh, 25-12 rao., 1827. He was born 3r8 mo., 1806 a^^^ 
Delila was born 23-5 mo., 1807. Their children were : — 

Rachel, b. 15-5 mo., 1829; m. William Herron. 

Ann, b. 21-10 mo., 1830; m .James Borton, 205 mo., 1852. 

Samuel, b. 15-5 mo., 1832; m. Rachel Lowe, ii-i mo., 1853. 

Keziah, b. 3*12 mo., 1833; m. Wesley Lewis, 14-4 mo., 18J9. 

Phebe, b. 8-$l mo., 1835 » "^- Edward Ca iial, 7-9 mo.,. 1852. 

William, b. 7-3 mo., 1837; m. Lucinda Lewis, 15-& mo., 1861. 

Martha, b. 28-10 mo., 1838; m. Thomas Morris, 16-9 mo., 1862. 

Mary, b. 18^8 mo., 1840; died i>5 mo., 1842. 

Joseph, b. 25-6 mo., 1842; killed ia Battle Corinth, 4rio mo., 1862, 

Daniel, b. 23-3 mo., 1844; died 1-4 tno., 1852. 

James, b. 6-1 mo., 1846; killed in Battle Dallas, 29- 5 mo., 1864, 

VII. Rachel Marsh, daughter of Delila Dillon and Joseph Marsh, married 
William Herron. Their children were:— 

Samuel, b. ; m. (children). 

Bennett, b. ; m. Kate McConnell. . 

Jogjph, b. 

Delila, b. ; m. John Headier. 

Maggie, b. ; m. Talbert Shipley (four children;. 

Amelia, b. ; Flavins Porter (two children). 

Martha Herron, b. ; m. Jesse Kester. 

Columbus, b. ; m. Nettie Simmons. ,.^ 

Eugene, b.. ; m. ;..% 

E'mrSi, b. ; m.. Clem Simmons (five'' children) 

James, b. ; m. Rachel. 

William, b. ; m. Sfattie Paige (two children) 

Other children died in infancy. " 
Vin. Delila Herron, daughter of Rachel Marsh and Wihiam Herron, 
married John Headier. Their children weft : — 

Theria, b. 



88 BORTON FAMILY 

Hallie, b. .^ 

burk, b. ' 

Abbic, b. 

Lcttie, b. 

Tficrman, b. 

Samuel Herron, Maggie, Amelia, Emma and William have children^ 
as designated above, but could not ascerifain their given names. 
VII. Ann Marsh, daughter of Delila Dillon and Joseph Marsh, married, 
20-5 mo., 1852, James Borton (his second wife). He was a son a( 
Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers. -Benjamin was a son of Obadiah 
Borton and (second wife), Mary Driver. Obadiah Borton was a son 
of John Borton Jr., and first wife, and John Borton Jr. was a son of John 
Borton and Ann, the immigrants who came from the Parish of Aynho, 
Northampton, England, in 1679. 

VII. James Borton and Ann Marsh's children were r^— 
Benjamin, b. 19-6 mo., 1854; m. Caroline Ford. 

Mariah, b. 29-10 mo., 1855; m. Zachariah Taylor Hatcher. 

John Henry, b. 21-10 mo., 1858; single. 

Sarah Matilda, b. 25-10 mo., i860; died 17-6 mo., 1877. 

Thomas Lorin, b. 3-12 mo., 1862; m. Margaret Snillnink. 

Delila, b. 7-4 mo., 1864; m. Henry Harrisoh Fisher. i 

Ann Marsh Borton was born 21-10 mo., 1830. James Borten was 
born 21-4 mo., 1801. Ann lives in Woodsto^lf, Richland county, \\ is- 
consin, this 1907. 

VIII. Benjamin Borton, son of James Borton and Ann Mar^h, married 
Caroline Ford.' They have ten children:-^ ^ • *• - 

Armintha, b. ; m. Ezra Stockwcll. 

Wilber, b. ;-m. -M41dr«d Strangway. 

William, b. ' * ; ' ' ' 

Joseph Jasper, b. 

Charles R.. b. 

Fred W., b. 

Leo Baker, b. 

Otto, b. 

Ira, b. 

Wilma Lois, b 

VII. Samuel Marsh, son of Delila Dillon and Joseph Marsh, mafriecl, 
ii-i mo., 1863, Rachel Lowe. Their children were: — 

Lilian, b. ; m. Godolphin Sylomis Lowe. 

Joseph Heiiry, b. ; m. Lon Keevert. 

Pearl, b. ; m. George Rogers. 

VIII. Lillian Marsh, daughter of Samuel Marsh and Rachel Lowe, mar- 
ried Godolphin Sylomis Lowe. They have two children: — 

Raymond, b. :•• • « 



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Alice May, b. 
VIII. Joseph Henry Marsh, son of Samuel. Marsh. and -Rachel Lowe, 
married Lou Keevert. No children. They live in Columbus, Ohio. 

VII. Keziah Marsh, daughter of Delila Dillon and Joseph Marsh, married 
Wesley Lewis, 14-4 mo., 1859. Their children were: — 

Joseph, b. 

Ellen, b. ; deceased. 

William, b. ; died young. 

Emma' lona, b. ; m. Lenda Barrett. 

Jesse Purdue, b. ; m. Sarah Hay. 

VIII. Jesse Purdue Lewis, son of Keziah Marsh and Wesley Lewis, 
married Sarah Hay. They have two children: — 

Beatrice Marie, b. . . ^ 

Wmifred, b. 

Emma lona Barrett and Jesse Purdue Lewis reside at Coldwell, 
Noble^County, Ohio. 

VII. Phebe Marsh, daughter of Delila Dillon and Joseph Marsh, mar- 
ried Edward Carnal. Phebe Marsh was born 8-9 mo., 1835 and Edward 
Carnal 26-6 mo., 1829. They w^ere married 7-9 mo.,. 1852. Their chil- 
dren were: — 

Columbia Ann, b. ; m. 25-6 mo., 1873, James W.Bprton. . 

Tcressa Melvina, b. ; m. 25-10 mo., 1875, ..JEnoch R. 

Shrtii^iey. 

• Keziah Francis, b. ; died 19-7 mo., 1885. 

Irene Isadora, b. ; m. 8-6 mo., 1881, Milton Hartley. 

Elizabeth Delila, b. 
Phebe Jane, b. ; died 1863. 

Ma^rthii Loretta; b. _ , ;.ui. 3-4-ilio^^ 1884, William H. Dresback. 

James Edward, b. ; m. 30-4 mo7, 1892, Maud Goddard. 

Clehi^Ht L., b. ^ m. 10-6 mo., 1888, Anna L. Jones. 

Rachel Leona, b. ; m. Charles B. West. 

Marietta, b.. 
' Johanna, b. ; died 1870. ^ ..... ^..v .... :-- -. ^-.^ 

Joseph Millard, b. ; died 28-2 mo." 1896.' " . . . . ^ - 

Wifber Kella, b. 
William Riley, b. 

• Ctaudina, b. 

Edward Carnal died 7-8 mo., 1889. Maud Goddfsird, wife of .James 
Edward Carnal died 1893. 

VIII. Teressa Melvina Carnal, daughter of Phebe M^rsh and Edward 
Carnal, ^married, 25-10 mo., 1875, Enoch R. Shringley. To them was 
born one son : — 

Ora Guy, b. ^. _ ... . 

Vni.' Irene Isadora Carnal, daughter of Phebe Marsh and. Edward 



90 BORTON FAMILY 

Carnal, married, 8-6 mo., 1881, Milton Hartley. They have two sons: — 

Maurice Revier, b. 

William C, b. 
Vin. Martha Loretta Carnal, daughter of Phebe Marsh and Edward 
Carnal, married, 3-4 mo., 1884, William H.* Dresback. Their children 
were : — 

Harold, b. 

Claudina, b. 
VIII. Clement L. Carnal, son of Phebe Marsh and Edward Carnal, mar- 
ried, 10-6 mo., 1888, Anna L. Jones. They have four children, two girls 
and two boys. The names could riot be "secured. 

VIIL Rachel Leona Carnal, daughter of Phebe Marsh and Edward 
Carnal, married Charles B. West! Th^ir children were : — 

Edward, b. 

Phebe, b. 

Goldie Leah, I 
VIIL James Edward Carnal, son of Phebe Marsh and Edward Carnal, 
married, 30-4 mo., 1892, Maud Goddard. They had one child: — 

Ethel Eartiestine, b. 

Maud Goddard Carnal died 1893, and 3-3 mo., 1899, James Edward 
Carnal married lorra Bowman. They have three children : — 

Marguerite, b. 

Edna, b. 

Elizabeth, b. 
VIIL Mariah Borton, daughter of James Borton and Ann Marsh (second 
wife) married Zachariah Taylor Hatcher. They had five children: — 

James, b. 

Ernest, b. 

Thurman, b. 

Lillian, b. 

Grace, b. 
VIIL Thomas Loran Borton, son of James Borton and Ann Marsh, (sec- 
ond wife), married Margaret Snillnink. They have two sons: — 

Leslie, b. 

Ralph, b.. 
VIIL Dt^favSorton, daughtef of>Jamest/Bb^rfoit an<l^^ Jlarsh^: (second 
wife) married Henry Harrison Fisher.* Thefy*had four children :^^ .1 ' 

Lorain, b. 

Grace, b. 

Christiana, b. 

Kate, b. 
VII. William Marsh, son of Delila Dillon and Joseph Marsh, married 
Lucinda Lewis, 15-8 mo., 1861. Their children were: — 

Millard Filmore, b. ;*m..Adda Datson. 



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Letitia Ellen, h. ; m. Emerson Van^Scio. 

Jessie, b. ; ni. Frank Nayler. 

Vni. Milard Fillmore Marsh, son of William Marsh and Lucinda Lewis, 
married Adda Dotson. They had one son: — 

Carl Marsh, b. 

Millard Fillmore Marsh was postmaster at Quaker City, Ohio, 
during Cleveland's first administration and was killed by falling oflf of a 
train of cars, while in motion ; and.the general belief is that he was pushed 
off purposely, as he was prosecuting some parties for improper use of 
the U. S. mails. ^. ' . 

VIII. Jessie Marsh, daughter of William Marsh and Lucinda Lewis, 
married Frank Naylor. They have two sons: — 

Marsh, b. 

Millard, b. 

They are both in'the U. S. Army in the Philippine Isl inds. 
VII. Joseph" and James Marsh, both sons of Deiila Dillon and Joseph 
Marsh, were killed in the war of the Rebellion. \.^^ 
VII. Martha Marsii, daughter of Dtelila Dillon and Joseph Marsh, mar- 
ried Thomas Morris, 16-9 mo., 1862. They have two children: — 

Almeda, b. 

Norval, b. 

Thomas Morris was a veteran in the late Civil War. 
VI. Joshua Dillon, son of Martha Borton and William Dillon, was born 
in Gurnsey county, Ohio, 5-10 mo., 1829 and was married to Mary 
Jane Dillon, 21-9 mo., 1852, also of Gurnsey county, Ohio. They had 
two sons and five daughters — 

Francis Marion, b. 21-8 mo., 1853; "^- Rebecca Jane Crawford. 

William Franklin, b. 20-12 mo., 1855; m. Rozella Maria Kail. 

Keturah Lurella, b. 15-1 mo., 1858; m. Joseph McKendry Mumma. 

Rosalie Elizabeth, b. 16-3 mo., i86o;'^iecl 8-2 mo., 1863. 

Marj^ Jane, b. 23-6 moi, 1864. ' • 

Martha*!!^lva, b. 18-10 mo., 1867/ m. Christopher Columbus White-: 
side. ' - . , 

:/ Infaitt;cbugfht^er,^b: -2^5rmo., .18^ ; died"9-6 mo., r^^. 
VIL-Francrs-Maflort arfcf W Dillon' were borniirGtintscy - 

county, Ohi<T. Tn* the. i'i riio., 1856; the family moved' to Rockf Island 
county, Illinois, where they resided for fifty years, when on the 8-12. 
mo., 1905, they again moved to the city of Rock Island and live at 
N-. 4014 7th Ave., where they wilt be glad to welcome their relatives 
afid friends; 

VIL Francis Marion Dillon, son of Joshua Dillon and Mary Ja^ne 
Dillon, married, 21-8 mo., 1873, Rebecca Jane Crawford. Their chil- 
dren were: — 

Cora 'Elva, b. 16-9 mo., 1875 ; m. Joseph Robert Coon. 



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^ ,. Clj'dc EIray, b. 31-5 mo., 1879; m. Daisy Estclla Hussc. 
^_\^VVilHani Marion, b. 10-7 iiio.; 1886,-' died 7^ mo.. 1887. 

Sarah Lufiiia, Ki '3^0^10 m^ . ' . ^^ "^ ■ '•'>^.*'' 

VIII. Cora Elva Dillon, daughter of Francis Marion Dillon and Re- 
becca Jane Crawford, married, 8-6 mo., 1898, Joseph Robert Coon. 
They have one son : — 

Robert Dillon, b .17-5 mo., 1900. 
VIII. Clyde Elray Dillon, son of Francis Marion Dillon and Rebecca 
jane Crawford, married, 8-5 mo., 1892, baisy Estella liusse. They 
had two children: — 

Infant daughter, b. 21-3 mo., 1893; died same date.. 

Blair Elroy, b. y-y mo., 1906, 
^VII. Francis Marion Dillon has lived for many years in the city of 
Moline, Illinois, and is employed as a fine wood worker. His .son, E'ro>% 
is also employed as a painter in the same city. Cora Dillon Coon was 
for many years a teacher in the public schools of Moline. 

VII. William Franklin Dillon, son of Joshua Dillon and Mary Jane 
Dillon, married, 2-3 mo., 1876, Rozilla Maria Kail of Ohio. Their chil- 
dren were: — 

Francis Burr, b. 26-3 mo., 1877. 

Albert Joshua, b. 21-3 mo., 1879; "^- Tessa Elizabeth Guirn. 
Roland Edward, b. 21-4 mo., 1881 ; m. Lina Guirn. . . 

William Henry, b. 30-11 mo., 1883. .... 

Mamie Mae, b. 25-3 mo., 1885; m. Charles Anderson. 

. m. Edward Cole. 

VIII. Roland Edward Dillon, son of William Franklin Dillon and 
Rozilla Maria Kail, married, 21-1 mo., 1900, Lina Guirn^ They have 
one child: — 

Lila Jqlia, b. 2:5 mo., 1905. . ;•',,- > • - ... . •• 

VIII. AlbeVt Joshua Dillon, 'soil -of WHiiamFfanklWpillou and^Rozitla 
Maria Kail, married, i-i mo., 1902, Tessa Elizabeth Guirn. They have 
two .children :-— ... ...... . 

Albert LaVerne, b. 7-1 1 mo., 1903.' 

Marjorie Lillian, b. 3-5 mo., 1906. 

William Dillon Sr. is a central telegraph- operator at Hillsdale, 
Illinois. William Dillon Jr. is also a telegraph operator and the other 
sons are farmers. 

VlIL Mamie Mae Dillon, daughter of William Fwiklin Dillon and . 
Rozella Maria Kail, married, 15-5 mo.,] 1900, Charles Anderson. He 
died, 5-5 mo., 1901. Mamie Mae then married 25-12 mo., 1903, Edward 
Cole. They have one daughter: — ^ 

Alma Rozilla, b. 13-9 mo., 1904. 
VII. Keturah Lurilla Dillon, daughter of Joshua and Mary JaneDillon, 
married, 3-1 1 mo., 1876, Joseph McKendry Mumma. Their children 



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•r ■ 

Averc: — 

Frederic Keator, b. 16-7 mo., 187? 

Martha Jane, b. 16-7 mo., 1880. 
VIII. Frederic Keator Mumma, son of Keturah Lurilla Dillon and 
Joseph McKendry Mumma, married, 12-9 mo., 1900, Katie Beatrice 
'Mulnix. Their children are: — 

Clyde Freeman, b. 27-7 mo., 19QI 

Martha Elva, b. 18-10 mo., 1904. 

Velma, b. 13-10 mo., 1906. 

Keturah Lurilla Mumma's children were born on the same day of 
month, also married oh the same date. (See above). 
Vllfc- Martlufc Jane M^imma, daughter of Keturah Lurilla^ DiUpn, and 
Joseph McKendry Mumma, married, 12-9 mo., 1900, Noah Hauck. They 
have three children-: — 

Lester, b. 24-6 mo., 1901. 

Melvin, b. 9-6 mo., 1903. 

Neil, b. 1-7 mo., 1906. 
VIL .Martha ELyapillon, youngest daughter of. Joshua and. Mary Jane 
Dillon, tnarried, 9-1 1 mo., 1887, Chi-jstopher Cbhimbus WWteside. .He 
was a talented musician. He died i-ri mo., I899:'^To^thehl was born 
one child. • 

Jessie Mildred, b. 20-9 mo., 1888. She also'is a fine' musician. 
VI. William Dillon, Jr. son of William Dillon Sr. and Martha Borton, 
married Ruhama Jane Cowan. Martha Borton was a daughter of Ben- 
jamin Borton and Charity Rogers. Benjamin was a son of Obadiah Bor- 
ton and Mary Driver, his second wife. Obadiah was a son of John 
Borton Jr. and first wife, and John Jr. was a son of John Borton and 
.Ann the immigrants who came to America from the Parish of Aynho, 
Northampton. England, in 1679. 

William Dillon and Ruhama Jane Cowan's children were : — 

Margaret Gertrude, b. 

Newell, b. ; died young. 

Martha, b. ; died in infancy 

Wentworth, b. 

^Villiam, b. 

The other children left Gurnsey county, Ohio , with. .their parents 
and nothing definite is known with regard to them. It is reported that 
there is only one son living, but do not know where he is or his 
descendants. 

VI. Wiliam Dillon, Jr., son of Martha Borton and William Dillon, Sr., 
v(Uti'^ vetjitafi in; the' late Civil W being a..mcmber pf Company K.-i. 74 
' Regimen tr Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He js. said to haNe first invented 
the rapid fire gun which is used at the present day, in modern warfare. 
He w:is a gunsmith and made a model; went to Washington, D. C, and 



94 BORTON FAMILY 

showed the same to General Winfield Scott. Hi sopinion: was that it 
woul.d be too heavy for field use. This discouraged Williani Dillon, so 
he left the model there, and the supposition is that some one who had 
means and influence took it up and made a success and fortune therefrom. 
William Dillon departed from this life in 1878. 

VI. Martha Dillon, daughter of Martha Borton and William Dillon Sr., 
and sister of William Dillon, Jr., married William Cole from Virg^inia. 
She died in 1888. No issue. William Cole then married a Mrt. Gibson 
of Illinois. This marriage was not congenial so he returned to his old 
home, in Virginia, where he has since died. 

VI. David L. Dillon, son of Martha Borton and VV^illiam Dillon Sr., was 
born at Fairview, 18-7 mo., 1831, and 17-11 mo., 1853, he married 
Lucinda Sheppard, who was born 12-3 mo., 1835, at, Fairview, Gurnsey 
county, Ohio. They moved to the state of Kansas in the fall of 1878. 
Their children were :- — 

Ella M., b. 19-9 mo., 1855; *^^- H-6 mo., 1874, Robert Gise. 
Isaac Wakley, b. 17-11 mo., 1857; died 25-4 mo.. 1859. 
William Eliot, b. 8-9 mo., 1859; died 29-3 mo., i860. 
James Edwin, b. 8-2 mo., 1861 : m. 5-6 mo., 1883, Katie Ann Beckley. 
Martha Emma, b. 19-9 mo., 1863; m. Benjamin Franklin Musgrove. 
.Sarah Malinda, b. io-8 hio., 1867 m. John William Jones. 

VII. Ella M. Dillon, daughter of David L. Dillon and Lucinda Sheppard, 
married, 14-6 mo., 1874, Robert Gise. They had one child: — 

Albert Blair, b. 1-4 mo., 1875; "^- Anna Mabel G;sc, 24-7 mo., i8g5. 

VIII. Albert Blair Gise and Anna Gise's children were: — 
Bertha, b. 5-9 mo., 1897; died 6-12 mo., 1898. 

Lillian Ella, b. 3-1 mo., 1896; died young. 

Thomas David, b. 8-7 mo., 1899; died young. 

Mabel, b. 22-6 mo., 1901. 

Susie Valentine, b. 1-2 mo.. 1904: died 2-8 mo., 1904 

Nira, b. 12-1 mo., 1905. 

Herbert Earl, b. 12-3 mo., 1907. 
VII. James Eddie Dillon, son of David L. Dillon and Lucinda Sheppard, 
married, 5-6 mo., 18S3, Katie Ann Bccklcy. She was l)orn ij-i mo., 
1865, at Logansport, Indiana. Tliey ha\e three children: — 

Irvin Gray, b. 7-6 mo., 1885. 

Stella Minta, b. 6-8 mo., 1887; m. Robert Wiliams, 8-12 mo., 1906. 

David Wilbur, b. 16-7 mo., 1890. 
VII. Martha Emma, daugliter of David L. Dillon and Lucinda Shep- 
pard, married, 16-2 mo., 18S2, Benjamin Franklin Musgrovc. who was 
born 13-2 mo.. 1852, at Pitts) urg. Pa. Tbcy lir.vc six children: — 

Essie Emma. b. 24-12 mo., 1882: died 22-7 mo., i8qi. . 

Pearl Frances, b. 10-9 mo., 1-884. 

Nannie Riil^y, 1). 10-2 nic, 1886: died 26-7 mciSoi. 




Sitting Lewis Wetzel Borton, Reuben Borton 

Standing Baker Borton William Borton 



GENEALOGY. 95 

David Ray, b. 18-1 mo., 1892. 

Franklin Guy, b. 4-12 mo., 1894. 

Sarah Desse, b. 29-11 mo., 1897 . 
VII. Sarah Malinda Dillon, daughter of David L. Dillon and Lucinda 
Sheppard, married, i-io mo., 1885, John William Jones. They had 
three children: — 

William Earl, b. 21-6 mo., i886. 

Lorena Ethel, b. 26-12 mo., 1889. 

Lelia Marie, b. ^-2 mo., 1895. 

Lucinda Sheppard Dillon died at Springhill, Kansas, 18-10 mo., 
1886, leaving a husband and three children. David L. Dillon was again 
married, 12-6 mo., 1888, to Nira Sprong, who was born 18-6 mo., 1865. 
He died at Springhill, Kansas, 2^-^ mo., 1891. 

Sarah Malinda Dillon and husband, John William Jones, are both 
fine musicians. 

Iryin Dillon and Earl Jones are professors in high schools and Pearl 
Musgrove is a rural teacher. 

V. Vashti Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers, 
married Samuel Dillon in 181 2. She was born in 1794 and died in 1883. 
Vashti and Samuefs children were : — 

George Washington, b. 26-12 mo., 1812. 

Rachel Dillon, b. 7-3 mo., 1814; m Hornbrook. 

Agnes, b. 181 5. 
William, b. 191 2 mo., 18 17. 
James Martin, b. 20 -12 mo., 18 19. 
Josiah, b. 7-10 mo.. 1822. 
Benjamin B., b. 2-1 mo., 1824. 
Alfred Robert, b. 26-5 mo., 1826. 

VI. Alfred Robert Dillon was a physician and practiced and died in 
Kansas. Josiah Dillon is a gospel minister and is the only one of these 
children living at the present time. His home is at Caraopolis, Pa. 
George Washington Dillon died. in 1897; Rachel in 1898; William in 
1893; James Martin in 1907; and Benjamin B. in 1890. 

V. James Borton, son of Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers, mar- 
ried, 14-3 mo., 1822, Mariah Wilson. James was born 21-4 mo., 1801, 
in New Jersey. Mariah was l)orn 12-7 mo., 1801. Their children were: — 

Reuben, b. 17-11 mo., 1822: m. Ann Credelia Brown. She died i-i 
mo., 1852. aged 25 years; and Reuben married Sarah Caskey. 

Edward, b. 15-2 mo., 1824: m. 15-4 mo., 1848, Datia Ann Beaty. 

William, b. 27-2 mo., 1826; m. Charity Dillon. 

Martha, b. 11-5 mo., 1828; m. 8-1 mo., 1852, John Henry Kennon. 

Lewis Wetzel, b, 1-9 mo., 1831: ni. 20-4 mo., 1851, Matilda C. Liw. 

James Wesley, 1). 9-2 mo., 1834: clied 3-5 mo., 1854. 

Baker, b. 31-7 mo., 1836: m. 14-10 mo., i860, Susanna M. Os'er. 



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Louisa, b. 21-6 mo., 1839; m- 4-5 mo.,*i8s3,^ J^ij^h'Bprt^^ 

Vashti Caroline, b. 9-5 mo., 1845; m. Samuel Kutz. 

James Bortoii lost his first wife, Mariah Wilson, 26-9 mo., 1851. 
He then married, 20-5 mo., 1852, Ann Marsh (See descendants of Delila 
Dillon and Joseph Marsh, by whom he had several children. He deceased 
18-2 mo., 1865. 

VI. Reuben Borton, son of James Borton and Mariah Wilson, married 
Ann Credelia Brown. Their children were : — 

Josephine, b. ; lives in Quaker City, Ohio. 

Ann Credelia, b. ; died in infancy. 

Ann Credelia, wife of Reuben Borton, died i-i mo., 1852. 

VI. Reuben Borton, aiter the destth of his first wife, Ann CredeHa 
Brown, married Sarah Caskey, by whom he had two sons: — 

Antley Elmore, b. 
James, b. 

VII. Antley Elmore is in California and James is in St. Louis, Mo. 
VI. Edward Borton, son of James Borton and Mariah Wilson, married 
Datia Ann Beaty, 15-4 mo., 1848. He was a plasterer by trade and 
died 3-3 mo., 1850.^ N-iithinjgf mote could, b^ learned of him. 

VI. Williani Borton, soq of James BortOii arid Mariah Wilson, married 
Charity Dillon. He taught school for a number of years, in Oxford 
Township, and was treasurer of Gurnsey county, Ohio, from 1858-1860. 
After the expiration of his term of office he moved back to his farm in 
Oxford Township. He was largely interested in farming and the manu- 
facture of essential oils. In his later years he read law and became a 
leading lawyer, belonging to the Cambridge Bar. Hv^ always took an 
active part in school and church work and helped to found the "Penny- 
royal Reunion.*' After the decease of his first wife he married Mary 
Catherine Herron. No issue. He died in 1891. 

VI. Martha Borton, daughter of James Borton and Mariah Wilson, 
married John Henry Kennon, 8-1 mo., 1852. Both deceased,; date of 
death is not known. They went west in the fifties and settled at Pilot 
Knob, Kansas, and later located at Raderbury , Montana. They had two 
daughters: — 

Mittie, b. 

Katy, b. 

The last named was the first child born at Raderbury, and the 
citizens showed their respect for parents and child by lifting John Henry 
to their shoulders and* carried him about the town wrth ouuch mirth and 
good humor, and thb parents, to show their appreciation fdr the re- 
spect shown them,' gave-the ^ privilege* bf naming the* child,'. ^il their 
choice was Katy. John Henry Kennpn died many yeats ago, and Martha 
(Borton) Kennon married Archer MaVconier.'^M children \vcre bom 



GENEALOGY. 97 

to this union. None of the family are living at present, except the 
daughter. 

VL Lewis Wetzel Borton, son of James Borton and Mariah Wilson, 
married Matilda C. Law, 20-4 mo., 1854. He died 14-3 mo., 1889. She 
is still living and resides at Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas. He was a 
lawyer, and well known all over the state as "J^dge Borton,'' although 
he never filled the office of judge. He represented Cloud County in the 
Kansas legislature one term, defeating Charles W. Van Demark. He 
enjoyed the reputation of being the only man that ever made Jay Gould 
laugh. Lewis Wetzel Borton and Matilda C. Law had no children. 
VI. James Wesley Borton, son of James Borton and Mariah Wilson, 
went to California in 1849, where he resided until 3-5 mo., 1864, when 
he was murdered by the Piute Indians. (See page opposite). 
VI. Vashti Caroline Borton, youngiest daughter of James Borton and 
Mariah A\'ilson, born 9-5 mo., 1845, married Samuel Kutz (pronounced 
Koots). They live at Los Angeles, California, - where he is deputy 
County Clerk. 

VI. Baker Borton. son of James Borton and Mariah \\ilson, married, 
14-10 mo., i86o, Susanna M. Osier. Shortly after marriage he moved to 
Morris, Grundy County, Illinois, where he engaged in farming until 
1870, when he went to Clyde, Kansas, and did real estate and insurance 
business. To Baker and Susanna Borton was born one daughter: — 

VII. Carrie, b. 8-7 mo., 1862: m. 16-8 mo., 1881, William S. Cannon. 
They have four children: — 

Ruby Manty, b. 24-8 mo., 1882 
John Baker, b. 29-10 mo., 1885. 
Bess Borton, b. 7-5 mo., 1887. 
Marjory Agnes, b. 15-1 mo., 1893. 

VIII. Ruby Manty Cannon graduated from Clyde High School in 1898 
and entered her grandfather's office as his secretary and during the three 
years of his sickness took charge of the business and at his death be- 
came his successor. 

VIII. John Baker Cannon and Bess Borton Cannon are, also, graduates 
of the Clyde High School. John Baker is book-keeper in the Elk State 
Bank, Clyde, Kansas, and Bess Borton has chosen teaching and is tak- 
ing a special course in language, Emporia College. 

V. ^ John Abies, who married Ann Borton, daughter of Benjamin Bor- 
ton and Charity Rogers, came from Amsterdam, Holland, when he 
was a small boy. He did not remember his mother and he thought his 
father died on shipboard. He was landed at Philadelphia, Pa., without 
relatives, friends or money. He was taken by some one of the Bortons 
and raispd to rnanhood, when he married Ann Borton. Their children 
were: — 

Bethuel, b. ; ni. Rachel Masters. 



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Benjamin, b. ; died young. 

Rebecca, b. ; m Nickles. 

John, b. 

VI. Bethuel Abies, son of John Abies and Ann Borton, married Rachel 
Masters. They have the following children : — 

John, b. ; m. Emaline Partlett. 

Benjamin, b. ; m. Maria Pulley. 

Thomas, b. ; m. Lizzie Martin. 

William, b. ; m. Susan Williams 

Joseph, b. ; m. Mary Beard. 

James, b. ; died, single, of consumption. 

Mary, b. ; m. John Marlow. 

Sarah Abies, b. ; died single. 

Alexander, b. ; m. Lizzie McPeek. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. Luther Moore. 

Maria Louisa, b. • ; m. William' Cunningham. 

VL Bethuel Abies, son of John Abies and Ann Borton, was a farmer 
and blacksmith. He lived at Bridgewater, Ohio, on the "Old Pike" a 
short distance east of Middlebourne, during the building of the Pike, 
back in 1826. He made and repaired the tools of the workmen. 

VII. John Abies, son of Bethuel Abies and Rachel Masters, married 
Emmeline Parlett. They had two sons: — 

Emmet Oscar, b. ; m. Nettie Hackley. 

Thomas, b. ; m. Letitia McPeek. 

VIII. Emmet Oscar Abies, son of John Abies and Emmaline Parlett, 
married Nettie Hackley. They have five children: — 

Aultman, b. 
Wilda, b. 
Clara, b. 
Clarence, b. 

(Twins). 
Elzie, b. 

VIII. Thomas Abies, son of John Abies and Emmaline Parlett, mar- 
ried Letitia McPeek. Their children were: — 

John C, 1). : died when small. 

Lola, b. ; m. Harry Marlow. 

Jesse E., b. 
Gladys, b. 

IX. Lola Abies, daughter of Thomas Abies and Letitia McPeek, mar- 
ried Harry Marlow. They have one child: — 

Edith Marlow, 1). 

VII. Benjamin Abies, son of Bethuel Al)lcs and Rachel Masters, mir- 



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ried Maria Pulley. They have six children: — 
Rachel, b. 

Alfreta, b. ; died in infancy. 

Anna, b. 
Alice, b. 
Clarence, b 
Ilalley, b. 

VII. Thomas Abies, son of Bethuel Abies and Rachel Masters, mar- 
ried Lizzie Martin. Issue: — 

Clara, b. ; m. Dr. Cottingham 

Zella, b. 

Horace, b. 

This family resides in California. 

VII. William Abies, son of Bethuel Abies and Rachel Masters, married 
Susan Williams. Their children were: — 

JMelissa, b. ; m. Casper Enos. 

Rachiel, b. : m. James Lindsey. 
Josephine, b. ; m. Loyd Mercer. 

Alice, b. ; died in infancy. 

Samuel, b. : died young. 
Thomas, b. ; m. Jennie Waters. 

Rcthuel. b. : m. Jessie Bryant. 

Charles, b. ; m. Mattie Smith. 

VIII. Melissa Abies, daughter of William Abies and Susan Williams, 
^larried Casper Enos. Their children were: — 

Edgar, b. 

Ethel, b. 

William, b. 

Rufus, b. 

Harry, b. 

Edna, b. 
VIII. Jo.^ephine Abies, daughter of William Abies and Susan Williams^ 
./narried Lloyd Mercer. They had three children: — 

Louis, b. 

Oma, b. . ,^^ H ' 

Norma, b. * -•• 
VIII. Rachel Abies, daughter of William Abies and Susan Williams, 
marr'ed James Lindsey. They have four children: 

feernice, b. 

Clara, b. 

H.irry, b. 

Helen, b. 
VIII. Thomas Abies, son of William Ablet and Susan Williams, mar- 



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Tied Jennie Waters. They had two children : — 

Lizzie, b. 

Thomas, Jr., b. 

They lived in California and Thomas Abies, Sr., was kicked and 
killed, by a horse. 

VIII. Bethuel Abies, son of William Abies and Susan Williams, married 
Jessie Bryant. They had one child: — 

Inez, b. 

Later Bethuel Abies married his second wife, name not known. 
Two children by this marriage : — 

Leslie, b. 

Lillian, b. Twins. 
VIII. Charles Abies, son of William \bles and Susan Williams, mar- 
ried Mattie Smith. They have three children : — 

Alice, b. 

Two others, names not known. 

VII. Joseph Abies, son of Bethuel Abies and Rachel Masters, married 
Mary Beard. Bethuel Abies was a son of John Abies and Ann Borton. 
Ann was a daughter of Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers. Joseph 
Abies and Mary Beard's children were: — 

Wilda, b. ; m. Albert Rose. 

Flora, b. ; m. John Henry. 

Frank, b. ; died in Spanisli American War. 

Verna, b. ; died in infancy. 

Joseph Abies was a veteran in the Civil War. 

VIII. Wilda Abies, daughter of Joseph Abies and Mary Beard, mar- 
ried Albert Rose. Their children were: — 

Raymond, b. 

Mable, b. 

Fred, b. 

Eva, b. ; died when small. 

VIII. Flora Abies, daughter of Joseph Abies and Mary Beard, married 
John Henry. They had six children: — 

Gertrude, b. 

Wilda, b. 

Earl, b. 

Mary, b. ' 

Fred, b. 

John, b. 
VII. Mary Abies, daughter of Bethuel Abies and Racli:l Mas'er^. mar- 
ried John Marlow. . Their children were: — 

Nevada, b. : died in infancy. 

• . Minnie, b. : single. 



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Luella, b. ; m. John Scott. 

Twins. 

lola, b. ; m. JudsonSnpdgrass . . - 

Leroy, b. ; m. Lizzie Vance. 

VIII. Luella Marlow, daughter of Mary Abies and John Marlow, mar- 
ried John Scott. They have two sons: — 
Otha, b. 
George, b. 

lola Marlow, daughter of Mary Abies and John Marlow, married 
Judson Snodgrass. They had two children; both died in infancy. 

Leroy Marlow, son of Mary Abies and John Marlow, married Lizzie 
Vance. Their children were: — 
Berlena, b. 
Robert, b. 
Eva, b. 
VII. Alexander Abies, son of Bethuel Abies and Rachel Masters, mar- . 
ried Lizzie McPeek. They had five children: — 
Leota L., b. ; m. William Groves. 

Dora, b. 
Omer, b. 
Delbert C, b. 
Sadie M., b. 
VIIX, Leota L. Abies, daughter of Alexander Abies and Lizzie Mc- 
Peeic, married William Groves. They have two children: — 
Leslie O., b. 
Lester S., b. 

Twins, four years of age, 1907. 
VII. Rebecca Abies, daughter of Bethuel Abies and Rachel Masters, 
married Luther Moore. They had four children: — 
Emma, b. 
Icy, b. 
Maud, b. 
Otha, b. 

None of these children arc married. Rebecca Abies Moore died 
several years ago, in the west. 

VII. Maria Louisa Abies, daughter of Bethuel Abies and Rachel Mas- 
ters, married William Cunningham. They have three children: — 
Harry, b. ; m. Zella Shicks. 

Isolena, b. 
John, b. 

Harry Cunningham, son of Maria Louisa Abies and William Cun- 
ningham, married Zella Shicks. 

Bethuel Abies said that he felt as if the Good Being had been 
specially good to him. You want to hear of early life. It shows the 



102 BORTOX FAMILY 

goodness of God. I am amongst the first residents of the township. I 
was born in 1806, within a mile of this spot, amongst the wolves, Indians, 
and snakes. My father died when I was six years old, and left me the 
oldest of the family upon mother's hands. John, who has just spoken, 
was next oldest. One night he and I, as the wolves were troublesome, 
penned the sheep right up against the cabin. In the night the wolves 
came and howled and pushed about the house. The sheep were killed 
and wounded. It made our little hearts quake at the danger. Once I 
went for my uncle, Reuben Borton, through a wheat patch for water. 
I was terribly afraid of snakes. I stepped in my bare feet on two 
copper heads while I was going, and also on an old hoop which flew 
up and struck me. I jumped so high each time that I brought no water 
back. My uncle found and killed the snakes. This is the way the 
children were brought up. There were no near neighbors; for miles 
around there was nothing but paths. One day I was riding on an 
errand through the woods on **Kate," and suddenly a man's hand came 
from behind a tree on my thigh. I told of it and was informed it 
was a robber looking for land buyers, who had money. I escaped be- 
cause I was a boy. In a few days we heard of a murder on the Maginnis 
farm. The hand of Providence was around us, or we could not have 
lived. We suffered. I was out after the cows one day, and in crossing 
a creek walked on a log into the stream and jumped to get over. I lit 
in the mud and went down and down, and could not get out — the 
more I stepped the more I was fastened. I would have been there to 
this day, if providentially some chips had not floated near me, and 
enabled me little by little to reach a slim branch above me. I learned 
the blacksmith business. I made the tools to clear this country. I 
made the hose, the axes and the mattocks for the settlers as they came 
I was once when a boy about frozen, being taken from the horse in- 
sensible when coming from Gilliland's mill. I had to ride several miles 
after night, and it was only Providence that led Uz. Shores to save my 
life. I was here when there were not thirty people in the township, 
and had this meeting been thirty years ago I would have seen here 
many people I knew in earliere and subsequent days. I know all of 
Pennyroyal, and know how to make the oil too. In the early days we 
boiled it in kettles; now a four-horse load is needed to fill a "gum." It 
was hard work to gather Pennyroyal. It grows by "grasshopper 
springs." The springs near it are generally filled with grass-hoppers, 
and the field with weeds, etc. 

The above is an extract from a talk given by Bethuel Abies, at the 
^'Pennyroyal Reunion," which is held annually in Oxford Twp., Guernsey 
County, Ohio. Bethuel Abies, was the oldest son of John Abies and 
Ann Borton, daughter of Benjamin, whose early home was in Oxford 
Twp. He resided there before the township had a name. 



GENEALOGY. . 103 

V. WilHam Borton, (always known as Uncle Bill), son of Benjamin 

Borton and Charity Rogers, married Matilda Wilson. Their children 
were : — 

Harriet A., b. ; m. Wilson Riggle. 

Jesse, b. 4-1 mo., 1832: m. Margaret Brown. 

James Baker, b. ; m. Mary Elizabeth Brown. 

William Borton was a farmer and distiller of essential oils in Ox- 
ford Twp., Gurnsey County, Ohio, where his youngest son, Baker Borton, 
is still engaged in the same business. 

VI. Harriet A. Borton, daughter of William Borton and Matilda Wilson, 
married Wilson Riggle. Their children were: — 

Matilda, b. ; m. Lorenzo Allison. 

Mary E., b. ; m. William Escher. 

William, b. . ; m. Susan McMurry. 

Sadie, -b. ; m. Thomas .Cox. 

John W., b. ; m. Elizabeth Cotril. 

Lida B., b. ; m. William Hostettler. 

VII. William B. Riggle, son of Harriet A. Bortorx and Wilson Riggle, 
married Susan McMurry. Their children were: — 

Robert Riggle, b. . ,.h j 

Hatty, b. * . ,= { 

Ada. b. i 

VII. Matilda Riggle, daughter of Harriet A. Borton and Wilson Riggle, 
married Lorenzo Allison. Their children were: — 

Isaac, b. ; m. Bessie Reems, (i child). 

Mable, b. ; m. Harry Husher, (2 children). 

Myrtle, b. ; m. Samuel Frost, (2 children). 

Eva, b. ; m, John Holton. 

Edward, b. " % 

Martha, b. 

Netty, b. 
VII. Mary E. Riggle, daughter of Harriet A. Borton and Wilson Riggle, 
married William Escher. They had six children: — 

Lurilla, b. ; m. Hart Moore, (2 children). 

Hatty, b. ; m. Charles Snorts, (i child). 

Lawrence, b. 

Arthur, b. 

Celestia, b. 

Pearl, b. 
VII. Sadie Riggle, daughter of Harriet A. Borton, and Wilson Riggle, 
married Thotnas Cox. Their children were: — 

Anna, b. 

Stanley, b. 

Fannie, b. 



104 BORTON FAMILY 

Wm. Borton, Esq,, then delivered an address, the •'Histcry of 
Pjenoyroy^ldom," as follows: 

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen t — By: reference to the pro- 
gramme you will see that the duty assigned to me is to give a brief 
history of Pennyroyaldom. Many inquiries are made as to the meaning 
of Pennyroyaldom, its boundaries and how the name originated, etc. 
In answer I will state that my grandfather, Benjamin Borton, emigrated 
to this township from the State of New Jersey in 1804 and settled on 
the line of the Old Wheeling Road, leading from Wheeling to Zanes- 
ville, said road having been previously marked out by Colonel • Zane 
under a contract with the government. Pennyroyal, being of a spon- 
taneous growth, soon made its appearance upon the newly cleared lands ; 
and he, having learned the art of distilling it in the State of New Jersey, 
soon commenced the process of distilling the well known oil of penny- 
royal in this township; and his sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons 
have kept it up ever since. The pennyroyal plant is a native of North 
America and differs from the English pennyroyal and all other plants 
having the same name and possesses valuable medical qualities. But 
the name Pennyroyaldom, as applied to Oxford township, is compara- 
tively of recent date and originated from a reply of our worthy citizen, 
Mr. Morris Morton, while Commissioner of the county, to some com- 
plaint in reference to high taxes, **that when every thing else failed we 
would go out and pull pennyroyal enough to pay them," and at the ex- 
piration of Mr. Jonathan Rose's term of office as County Commissioner, 
also of Oxford township, at a social meeting called by him,, it was said 
to be "in honor of Pennyroyaldom." Its boundaries are not limited, but 
Oxford township is claimed to be the center. But a "history" of penny- 
royaldom means something more than has been said and indeed more 
than time will permit to be said on this occasion.. Hence we will con- 
tent ourselves with a few : facts and incidents connected with it, some 
of which are written and others traditional. Guernsey county was 
erected or organized in 1810 from territory formed by territory formerly 
included in the counties of Belmont and Muskingum and was so called 
because a large number of its inhabitants were from the Isle of Guernsey. 
James Killon of "Tinker Hill" in Oxford township was one of the first 
Commissioners. Oxford township was organized, of course, at the 
same time, but there is no record until the year 1813. 

Wm. Borton : Last year I was restricted to a history of pennyroyal ; 
today I am free to say what I will, but have no speech, I will refer 
only to three circumstances: In 1833, when I was only seven years old, 
in the days of horse mills, people got up early. My father rose early 
one morning to go to the horse mill. He found the heavens ablaze with 
meteors, seemingly falling like snow flakes, and as thick and fast. He 
wakened the family, and I saw the great sight, and it so impressed me 
that I remember it vividly to this day. My father went on to the mill, 



GENEALOGY. 105 

whilst everybody else, through alarm, stayed at home. He soon got his 
grinding. He ever prided himself upon the courage which made him 
go. The second incident was at school at Center, when Daniel Patterson 
announced to the astounded pupils that there would be a "Polemic." 
Yes, a "Polemic." What that horrible thing was I could not imagine, 
for the teacher was a tei'ror. Samuel F. and Robert Armstrong and 
William Ferrell knew something of it. It was explained. We were to 
debate, "Which is the most useful animal, the cow or the horse .'^" I 
was put up barefooted for the horse. My speech was, "You can go to 
mill on a horse, and you can't on a cow." The horse won. The other 
incident is as to my procuring a school certificate, in 1848, from Charles 
Armour, before the school system of the state was reformed. I went 
with fear and trembling. J. O. Grimes was in the office, with his feet 
on the table. Grimes' sole was worn. I wished him out of my sight. 
"Bound Ohio," said Armour. I did, and told its capital. "What is the 
capital of Pennsylvania?" he asked. I had fortunately just heard and 
answered. I was proud of the beautifully printed and elegantly filled 
certificate he gave me. He was a pretty writer. 



VII. John W. Riggle, son of Harriet A. Borton and Wilson Riggle, 
married Elizabeth Cotril. Their children were: — 

James, b. 

Ward, b. 

Belle, b. ; m. Edward Wonder 

Sylvester, b. 

Jasper, b. 

Mary A., b. 

VI. Jesse Borton, son of William Borton, "Uncle Bill," and Matilda 
Wilson, was born 4-1 mo., 1832. He married Margaret Brown, born 
1833 and deceased 24-2 mq., 1893, at Borton, Illinois. Their children 
were: — 

John Walter, b. ; m. Delia Clark, 

m. Emma Clark. 

William Buchanan, b. ; single. 

Rhoda Janetta, b. ; m. Samuel Murkle. 

Mary Matilda, b. ; m. James Bolen. 

Edson Seymour, Rev., b. ; m. Alice Walden. 

Eppa Lucile, b. ; m. G. F. English, M. D. 

Maggie Zuella, b. ; m, D. B. Lauber. 

Emmet Sanford, b. 1869; m. Nana Carver, 1903. 

Nana Carver, wife of Emmet Sanford Borton, was a daughter of 
Capt. J. C. and Defiance Carver. 



106 BORTON FAMILY 

VII, John Walter Borton, son of Jesse Borton and Margaret Brown, 
married Delia Clark. Their children were: — 

Gladys, b. 

Leah, b. 

Delia Clark Borton died, and John Walter Borton married Emmn 
C. Clark, by whom he had two children ; both died in infancy. 
VII. Rhoda Janetta Borton, daughter of Jesse Borton and Margaret 
Brown, married Samuel Murkle. They had two children: — 

Leroy C. Cleveland, b. 

Rhoda Janetta, b. 

Rhoda Borton Murkle, deceased at Borton, 111. 
VII. Mary Matilda Borton, daughter of Jesse Borton and Margaret 
Brown, married James Bolen. Their children were: — 

Howard, b. ; deceased. 

Conway, b. 

Mable, b. 

Their home is in Kansas City, Mo. James Bolen is deceased. 
VII. Eppa Lucile Borton, daughter of Jesse Borton and Margaret 
Brown, married (j. F. English, M. D., of Isabell, 111. They have three 
children : — 

Jesse, b. 

Dora, b. 

Raymond, b. 
VII. Rev. Edson Seymour Borton, son of Jesse Borton and Margaret 
Brown, married Alice Walden. They have one son: — 

Cecil W., b. 

They reside at Urbana, 111. 
VII. Maggie Zuella Borton, daughter of Jesse Borton and Margaret 
Brown, married D .B. Lauber. They have four sons: — 

Percy, b. 

Kenneth, b. 

Maurice, b. 

Ernest, b. 

They reside at Paris, 111. 
VII. Ernest Sanford Borton, son of Jesse Borton and Margaret Brown, 
married 1903, Nana Carver, daughter of Captain J. C. and Defiance 
Carver of Cambridge, Ohio. Ernest Sanford and Nana have one son: — 

Emmet, b. 

They expect to soon remove from Cambridge, O., to Illinois. 
VI. James Baker Borton, son of William Borton ("Uncle Bill") and 
Matilda Wilson, . married Mary Elizabeth Brown. They have three 
children : — 

Celestia Belle, b. ; single. 

Rosa Z., b. ; m. Hamer Wells. 

Clinton Brown, b. ; m. Anna.McFadden. 



GENEALOGY. 107 

VII. Rosa Z. Borton, daughter of James Baker Borton and Elizabeth. 
Brown, married Hamer Wells. They have one daughter: — 

Mary Lucile, b. 
VII. Clinton Brown Borton, son of James Baker Borton and Elizabeth 
Brown, married Anna McFadden. They have two sons: — 

Homer Thompson, b. 

James Loyal, b. 

V. Reuben Borton, son of Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Pedrick. He moved from Burlington county, N. J., to 
Guernsey county, Ohio, in the year 1804. Their children were: — 

William R., b. ; m. Anna Marsh. 

John, b. ; m. Ruth Bazil. 

David, b. ; m. Mary Cranson. 

Benjamin, b. ; m. Mary A. Maxwell. 

George, b. ; m. Hannah Baker. 

Margaret, b. ; m. George Cranson. 

Sarah, b. ; m. Moses Marsh. 

Charity, b. : m. Thomas Grier. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. Wesley Cranson. 

VI. Benjamin Borton, son of Reuben Borton and Elizabeth Pedrick. 
married Mary A. Maxwell. Their children were: — 

Joseph, b. ; died in infancy. 

George Truman, b. ; m. Annie Oliver. 

John, b. : m. Retta Warne. 

Sarah, b. ; died young. 

Elizabeth, b. ; died in infancy. 

Jane, b. ; m. David Culbertson. 

Addie, b. ; m. John Sunnafrank. 

Martha, b. ; m. John Henry Borton. 

Laura, b. ; m. Andrew Wall Jackson. 

Rosella, b. ; m. Alfred Rufus Raymond. 

Dora, b. ; m. Dell McPeek. 

VII. George Truman Borton, son of Benjamin Borton and Mary A. 
Maxwell, married Annie Oliver. Their children were: — 

Daisy, b. 

Jesse, b. 

Annie Oliver died and George Truman married 

They had one son: — 

Neat Borton, b. 
VII. John Borton, son of Benjamin Borton and Mary A. Maxwell 
married Retta Warne. They have oiie child: — 

Anna Cora, b. 
VII. Addie Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Mary A. Max- 
well, married John Sunnafrank. Their children were: — 

Erwin, b. 



10^ BORTON FAMILY 

Edwin, fc. 

Bessie, b. 

Golda, b. 
VII. Rosella Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Mary A. Max- 
well, married Alfred R. Raymond. Their children were: — 

Charles, b. 

Neva, b. 

Lulu, b. 

Minnie, b. 
VII. Martha Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Mary A, 
Maxwell, married John Henry Borton. Their children were: — 

Gaston, b. 

Glenn, b. 

Gregg, b. 

Daisy, b. 

Iva, b. 

Martha, h. 

Lily, b. 

Esther, b. 

Mildred, b. 
VII. Laura Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Mary A. Max- 
well, married Andrew^ W. Jackson. Their children were: — 

Lona, b. 

Leota, b. 

Pauliae, b. 

Arthur, b. 
VII. Dora Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Mary A. Max- 
A\^ell, married Dell McPeek. Their children were: — 

Frederick, b. 

Laurence, b. ur-^ 

Gertrude, b. ; m. George Rennic. 

Dora McPeek Borton lives near Toledo^ Ohio. 
VI. John Borton, son of Reuben Borton and Elizabeth P :drick, mar- 
ried Ruth Bazil. Their children were: — 

Reuben, b. : m. 

Bazil, b. ; m. Josephine Cranston. 

John Henry, b. ; m. Martha Borton. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Christopher Boyd. 

Robinson, b. ' 
VI. Sarah Borton, daughter of Reuben Borton and Elizabeth Pedrick, 
married Moses Marsh. Their children were: — 

John Wesley, b. 

David C, b. 

Elizabeth, b. 

Susan, b. 

Phebc, b. 



GENEALOGY. 109 

VI. David Borton, son of Reuben Borton and Elizabeth Pedrick, mar- 
ried Mary Cranston. Their children were: — 

Adaline, b. ; m. Jerius Collins. 

Emaline, b. ; m. James Hunt. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Alfred Hamilton. 

Walter, b. ; m Grubb. 

Charles, b. 

Oscar, b. 

William, b. 

Rilla, b. 

Wilber, b. 

V. Benjamin Borton, son of Benjamin Borton and Charity Rogers, 
married Wilson. Benjamin, Sr., was a son of Obadiah Bor- 
ton and second wife, Mary Driver. Obadiah was a son of John Borton 
Jr., and first wife. John, Jr., was a son of John Borton and Ann, the 
immigrants who came from the Parish of Aynlio, Northampton Shire, 
England, in the year 1679. The children of Benjamin, Jr., and wife 
were : — 

Benjamin, b. ; died 7-1 1 mo., 1836. 

Levi, b. ; deceased 4-4 mo., 1844, in his 22nd year. 

Job, b. ; m. Delila 

Bethuel, b. 

Nancy, l>. * 

Deli a, 1). : m. Jolin Likes. 

Charity, h. ; in. Riley Moon, 

m. Christopher McDowell. 

Keziah, b. ; m. Steele Smith. 

Kelurah, b. : m. William F. Orr. 

VL Bethuel Borton, son of Benjamin, Jr., raised a family of six children. 
We could not secure information as to them, nor could we get inform- 
ation as to the family of Keziah Borton Steele, nor Nancy Borton. 

VI. Job Borton, son of Benjamm Borton, Jr., and wite, Wil- 
son, married Delila Their children were: — 

Alelissa, b. ; m. John Boyd. 

Arminda, b. ; m. John McCutchson. 

Khcda, b. ; m. John Poorman. 

Mary, b. 

Martha, b. 
Twins. 

VIL Melissa Borton, daughter of Job Borton and wife, Delila , 

married John Boyd. Their children were: — 

Mark, b.- : m. Eunice Stewart. No issue. 

Anna, b. : m. Charles W. Forney. 

Uhod.i. b. ; m. ^\'illiam .\. Blackburn. 

Lun.i, b. : m. I'Vank Clvnier. 



110 BORTON FAMILY 

Charles, b. ; m. Sarah Hackley. 

Frederick, b. ; m. Agnes Wenger. 

Darrell, b. ; m. Charles Barber. 

VIII. Anna Boyd, diiighter of Melissa Borton and John Boyd, married 
Charlese W. Forney. They have three daughters: — 

Wilma, b. 

Melissa, b. 

Louise, b. 
VIII. Rhoda Boyd, daughter of Melissa Borton and John Boyd, married 
William A. Blackburn. They have two daughters: — • 

Margaret, b. 

Maud, b. 
VIII. Luna Boyd, daughter of Melissa Borton and John Boyd, mar- 
ried Frank Clymer. They have three children: — 

Boyd, b. 

Robert, b. 

Eugene, b. ; deceased. 

VIII. Charles Boyd, son of Melissa Borton and John Boyd, married 
Leah Hackley. They have six children: — 

Earl, b. ' 

Frederick, b. ; m. Agnes Wenger. 

Martha, b. 

Maud, b. 

Bertha, b. 

VVilma, b. 

IX. Frederick Boyd, son of Charles Boyd and Leah Hackley, married 
Agnes Wenger. They have one child: — 

X. Marjorie. b. 

VII. Arminda Borton, daughter of Job Borton and wife, Dclila 

married John McCutchson. They had three children: — 

Estella, b. 

Melissa, b. 

Franklin, b. : deceased. 

VII. Rhoda Borton. daughter of Jol) Borton and wife, Delila 

jiiarried John Poorman. He is a printer and lives in Bellairc, Ohio. 
VII. Martha and Mary Borton, twin daughters of Job Borton and 
Delila, also live in Bellaire, Ohio. We have no data as to descendants 
of these persons. 

VI. Delila Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton, Jr., and wife 

Wilson, married John Likes. They had one son: — 

Benjamin Franklin, b. ; m. Estella Cook. 

VII. Benjamin Franklin and Estella Cork h.ul :wo children-— 
I'Vederick, b. 

Estella, b. 

Benajmin l^-anklin Likes is deceased. 



GENEALOGY. HI 

John Likes was a carpenter in an early day, but later moved to 
Delaware, Ohio, and engaged in the jewelry business. 

VI. Charity Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton, Jr., and wife, 

Wilson, married Riley Moon. They had one son: — 

Columbus B., b. ; m. Dorotha Bramhall. 

Riley Moon died in 1856 and Charity Borton Moon married 
Christopher McDowell. 

VI. Keturah Bo'ton, daughter of Benjamin Borton, Jr., and wife, 
Wilson, married William F. Orr. Their children were: — 

John Franklin, b. ; m. Mary E. Likes. 

Charles A., b. ; m. Delia Ross. 

Mary Adaline, b. ; deceased. 

Sadie May, b. ; m. John W. Moon. 

Keziah Likes, b. ; m. Watson Rucker. 

William Newel, b. ; m. Rose Weakley. 

Daisy Dell, b. ; m. E. H. Nowell. 

VII. John Franklin Orr., son of Keturah Bortou and William F. Orr^ 
married Mary E. Likes. Their children were : — 

James Finley, b. ; m. Isa Spier. 

Helen Alice, b. ; m. Albert H. Forger. 

Charles G., b. 

John P>anklin Orr is an architect, office 5th floor, Central National 
Bank Building, Cambridge, Ohio. 

VII. Charles A. Orr, son of Keturah Borton ^.nd William t*. Orr, mar- 
ried Delia Ross. They have one child: — 

Mary, b. 
VII. Sadie May Orr, daughter of Keturah Borton and William F. Orr^ 
married John W. Moon. Their children were: — 

Nellie Moon, b. ; m. William Dudley. 

Frank, b. 

Mabel, b. ; m. William Wing. 

Bessie, b. 

Earl, b. 

Pearl, b. 
Twtns. 
VII. Keziah Likes Orr, daughter of Keturah Borton and William F, 
Orr, married Watson Rucker. They have two children: — 

William, b. 

Clara Belle, b. 
VII. William Newell Orr. son of Keturah Borton and William F. Orr^ 
married Rose Weakley. Their children were: — 

Dessie, b. 

Carl, b. 

(jUv, b. 

James, b. 

Henry, b. 



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VII. Daisy Dell Orr., daugjiter of KetiVrah Borton and William F. Orr, 
married E. H. Nowell. Their children were:— 

Clement Vain, b. 

William, b.' 

Frederick, b. 

Jay, b. 

Pauline, b. 

Clement Vain Nowell was the first male child born in Colorow. 
now Oleathe, Colorado. 



THE PENNYROYAL REUNION. 

, This annual gathering is held in the township of Oxford, Guernsey 
county, Ohio. It was in this township that Benjamin Borton and 
Charity Rogers, his wife, located a home of one section of land in the 
year 1804 and many of their descendants still reside in the locality of 
the early home, hence we have thought proper to insert some extracts 
from letters sent to, and speeches made at this re-union, by some of 
those connected wfth and descended from Benjamin Borton. 

Col. J. D. Taylor and Hon. Wm. Borton were on the program to 
speak on the *'Recollections of Old Center." The former was absent, 
but the lattef responded as follows: 

I do not consider myself a very old man, and to give me this 
subject is not a compliment to a man of mylooks and age; but, after 
thinking the matter over, I find that I can go back pretty far in the 
past. And to do so we must leave these green fields, these present im- 
provements — leave tlie mowing machine and the threshing machine — 
and we find ourselves in imagination in an unbroken forest, where the 
tinkle of the cowbells, the sharp crack of the hunter's rifle or the heavy 
stroke of the woodman's axe are the only sounds to break the solenm 
stillness. And to come to old Center: The original house was burned 
down, and one erected near the present site of hewed logs. My first 
teacher's name was Anguish, and I thought that the man's name and 
nature corresponded, for he did put more anguish into his administra- 
tion than I thought to be proper. He taught a loud school, where every 
scholar studied out loud, and the noise produced was a perfect bedlam. 
Here he gave a specimen of reading, **A hungry ])ear in walking mood, 
came from a leafy neighboring wood," etc. Then a man named Patter- 
son taught for a number of years. Oh, those long, dreary years, to me, 
at least. I went into the room a little late my finit morning and began. 
out loud to get my lesson, when both teacher and scholars commenced 
laughing. The custom had been changed. I remember of going to the 
old Pisgah church to hear Rev. Keil, who is still living, and it was be- 
fore the floor was laid. Strangely enough, I can still remember the 



GENEALOGY. 113 

text to this day: "For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are 
the sons of God/' 

Clyde, Cloud Co., Kansas, 

August lo, 1 88 1. 
To My Friends of Pennyroyaldom : — 

It is impossible to be with you in the flesh, but I am with you In 
spirit at your grand re-union today. There can be no passion, no emo- 
tion any purer than that which bears us back to the spot which was the 
cradle of our childhood, the playground of our boyhood, the theatre of 
our manhood. Has the Holy Book a passage more deeply touching 
than that which pictures to us the daughters of a captive race, in their 
desolation of soul, weeping by the waters of Babylon when they remem- 
berer their lost homes and the vanished towers of Zion? Has profane 
verse a line more exquisitely eloquent than that which tells us of the 
brave young Greek — beautiful and radiant as his native land — bleeding 
and dying on the plains of Latium, with his darkening eyes fixed on 
Greece? Has political history a grander incident than that of Warren 
Hastings, the dictator of India, in the midst of all his ambitious schemes, 
all through his struggles, his triumphs, his crimes and splendors, ever 
and always cherishing in his purer heart the hope and purpose of once 
more returning to his ancestral home and spending there in calmness 
and goodness the evening of his stormy life? And so it is today with all 
the Pennyroyalists who are out of Pennyroyaldom. *Tn our minds," 
we are all there with you at the re-union. We all landed there this 
morning, in the exact spot where we were best acquainted, on the spot 
most endeared to us, and which the dust of our people for generations 
has sanctified. 

Yes, we are all with you today. We are visiting around among the 
old patriarchs and their posterity. We are at the Dillons, Marlows, 
Fergusons, Morton, Heads, Wherrys, Moores, Cranstons, Taylors, 
Andersons, Kennons, Ableses, Likeses, Fairview, Middletown, Bunker 
Hill, on. the *'Pike,'' on the **old W' heeling road." We are in our visions 
and memories, riding down young hickory trees by the Center school 
house, carrying water from the *'cool spring," going to spelling schools, 
playing **blackman" with the Taylors, Scurrs, Marlows, Merrymans, 
Mortons, Fergusons and Wherrys, all boys together, having a general 
good time. W^e are planting mint and tobacco, pulling pennyroyal, 
hoeing corn, climbing cherry trees, borrowing watermelons from 
neighbors on the sly, distilling wormseed, going to apple cut- 
tings and debates, running off to "Putney," oc.casionally to a 
dance. The old chestnut trees, bee trees, coon trees, and the great 
oaks, which to us boys were held in as great esteem as were the sacred 
oaks of Dodona by the Grecians, in the rustling of whose leaves the 
voice of the supreme divinity was believed to be heard. 

It is astonishing how we have scattered from our native Penny- 



114 BORTOX FAMILY 

royaldom. From the field to the forum, to pulpits, to senates, to gold 
fields and to foreign lands. How many of our playmates have fallen in 
battle? How many have faced the mouths of belching cannon, and 
whose blood has crimsoned the limpid waters of our fair land from 
the rock-ribbed slopes of the Cumberland Mountains to the blood-stained 
fields of Chickamauga, who have been roused a thousand times from 
their midnight slumbers to the tented field by the long-roll and sprang 
to arms to meet to foe in defense of their own loved country, and today 
they wear crowns that, like the laurels of Tiberius, shall be forever 
green, defiant of time and imperishable. 

How many young scholars in Pennyroyaldom today, fresh from 
their books, with the fire of sunny Attica in their brains, pant and burn 
to one day fling the glory of their intellect over all the country, and v^'ith 
their eloquence launch it into ecstacies and lead it captive. The public 
displays of these young chanters of the paeans of the nation swell the 
glowing current of each one's glorious career, and are so many waves 
that lift him from the strands of private life, carrying him with flying 
colors under a full press of shining sail, out upon the broad sea, where 
all the land beholds him with delight and cheers him on his venture. 

Hoping that these re-unions may be kept alive until I can attend 
one in person, I am your o'd schoolmate and friend. 

Lewis W. Borton. 

From the Borton Family. 

Clyde, Kan., Aug. 16, 1884. 

To all Penny royalists to whom these presents shall come, greeting: 
Know ye that we, the undersigned, sons and daughters of Pennyroyal- 
dom, hereby send greetings. We are with you in spirit at your re-union 
and regret we cannot be with you in the flesh. We shall ever remember 
our native land, our fathers and our mothers. The brightest diamond 
in the Kremlin of Russia is not good enough to deck their brows. We 
earnestly hope these re-unions may be kept alive, as we expect to send 
a car load of Pennyroyalists next year. With best wishes for your 
success, we remain your friends. 

Lewis W. Borton, Winfield S. Borton, James W. Borton, 
John W. Borton, Baker Borton and all their wives. 

He said that he was there with very litt'e to say. He had no 
politics to preach, no axe to grind. My old home was within four hun- 
dred yards of where I now stand, and about fifty years ago, if you had. 
been here, you could have heard me rrying. I used to sit under that 
tree with Col. Taylor, conning our lessons and thinking of being presi- 
dent. We may be president yet. I have the size and he the intellect. 
My name is Lewis Wetzel Borton. My father was a great admirer of 
the old Indian fighter and named me aft^T him. I have traveled a great 
deal since I left Pennyroyaldom; but I don't c(»me here to advise you 
to leave. If you have a good thing here, do not leave it. I am like the 



GENEALOGY. 511 

man who always took hash when away from home, because then he 
always knew what he got. There are many tender recollections in this 
place. You have forgotten all your trials and tribulations, your labors 
and your cares, and have come together for a day of joy and happiness. 
You have left your plows standing idle in the furrow, while you devote 
one day to old memories and old friends. Small incidents change the 
whole course of a man's life. My life was changed when I went west 
to the gold mines. I have no reason to regret that step, yet I do not 
come here to blow up the west. 

While we have big crops this year, we may not have so big next 
year: and I advise you to stay right here, if you are fixed. Col. Taylo^ 
has told you about the railroads, those great iron arteries that span our 
continent from ocean to ocean, and from lakes to gulf. Of the white 
winged sails that dot the ocean, and of the telegraph wires that reach 
across the Atlantic, carrying the new\s down among sunken vessels and 
over dead men's skulls. But in a few years I expect to see ships sailing 
through the clouds, and to hear of collisions several miles in the air. 
Why. I expect to see the Capitol at Washington lifted up bodily and set 
out somewhere in Kansas. The people of this country can accomplish 
anything. That same fire and patriotism that met scarlet and steel in 
deadly combat still burns in the hearts of the American people. I have 
belped to build up that western country, and I have built several towns 
myself. Come out and see. You will find my latchstring hanging clear 
out in the street. I came here to see you through coal dust, and hot 
sun. traveling hundreds of miles, and I want you to come to see me — 
if not all at once, come one at a time. I love Ohio, my native state, 
even as a man loves his mother better than his wife; he could get 
another wife, but never another mother. Look at California, bright, 
affluent, with rivers of gold, the gem of the continent. Look at Nevada^ 
her brow encircled with the pure tiara of silver stars. Look at all the 
intervening states, some rich, some beautiful, some magnificent. But 
here is Ohio, last but not least: my mother's state — the state where 1 
went to school a poor boy, knowing nothing, seeing nothing: yes, and 
reading nothing except that old United States spelling book . And in 
that 1 read, '*My son, do no ill." I didn't come here to tell you whether 
ycu c ught to be Democrats or Republicans — only came here to shake 
l:an(!s witli you, tc meet ycu cnce again in God's country where red 
r.jjples grow. (After describing several of the western states, he con- 
tinued: I tell ycu as an old schoolmate and teacher that in every 
country you will find inconveniences. Wherever you can be happy, 
there is the place to he. I thank God that I was made out of good old 
Ohio soil. I think it ec'ipses the soil everywhere. 

The above are remarks made l)y Lewis Wetzel Borton of Clyde, 
Cloud county, Kansas, which county he formerly represented in the 
Kansas legislature. 



116 BORTON FAMILY 

THE OLD MUSICIAN AND HIS HARP. 

Many years have passed away, 
Golden locks have turned to gray; 
Golden ringlets once so fair, 
Time has changed to silvery hair. 
Yes, Tm near the river's side, 
Soon ril launch upon the tide, 
Soon my boat with noiseless oar, 
Safe will pass to yon bright shore 

Chorus. 
Bring my harp to me again, 
Let me sing a gentle strain. 
Let me hear its chords once more, 
Ere I pass to yon bright shore. 
Oh, those chords, with magic power 
Take me back to childhood's hour; 
To that cot beside the sea. 
Where I knelt at mother's knee, 
But that mother, she is gone. 
Calm she sleeps beneath a stone, 
While I wander here alone. 
Sighing for a brigliter home. 

Chorus. 
Soon ril be among the l)lest. 
Where the weary are at rest : 
Soon ril tread the golden shore. 
Singing praises evermore. 
Yes, my boat is on the stream, 
' can see the water's gleam: 
Soon ril be where angels roam 

Chorus. 

The day's pleasure was enlivened by the singing of "Auld Lang 
Syne," with words written specially for the occasion by John D. Talbot^ 
Esq., of Barnesville, as follows: 

AULD LANG SYNE. 

Should old acquaintance be forgot 

Old memories never come? 
3f Dear old harp, Tm going home. 
Should old acquaintnnce be forgot 

And Pennyroyaldom? 




Early home of Betheuel Borton, Sr., Evesham, (Mount Laurel,) N. J. 




Burial place of Benjamin Borton, Sr., on old Homestead, Gurnsey Co., O. 



GENEALOGY. JL17 

Chorus. 
For Pennyroyaldom, my friends, 

For Pennyroyaldom, 
We'll take the cup of kindness yet, 
For Pennyroyaldom. 

Our feet have trod these hills and vales. 

We've heard the forests hum; 
The woodman's axe hath reared these homes 

In Pennyroyaldom. 
Chorus. 
The honored name will soon be lost, 

Old Oxford will be mum. 
By name more glorious 'twill be known, 

'Tis Pennyroyaldom. 
Chorus. 
The Mortons, Bortons, Taylors, Macks, 

And many more to come, 
The Bells and Wherries hold their name. 

In Pennyroyaldom. 
Chorus. 
The days of old make memory wild, 

Our hearts beat like a drum — 
Should old acquaintance be forgot 

And Pennyroyaldom? 
Chorus. 



IV. Benjamiti Borton. son of Obadiah Borton and second wife, Mary 
Driver, married Charity Rogers. Their oldest son: — 

Bethuel, b. 2-1 mo., 1782; m. Rebecca ClifFton, b. 12-9 mo., 1786, 

daughter of John Cliffton and Ann , and whose children were: — 

Charity, b. 4-9 mo., 1806; m. John Mason, first wife. 
Mary, b. 9-12 mo., 1807; m. Samuel Borton. 
Benjamin, b. 16-3 mo., 1809; m. Abigail Borton, 

m. Elizabeth Wright. 
Nathan, b. 27-9 mo., 1810; m. Mary T. Ayers, 

m. Mary Butcher Borton. 
Rebecca, b. 9-1 1 mo., 1812; m. Joseph Borton, 

m. Joseph Bates, 184^ 
Bethuel, b.. 24-9 mo., i8y4; m. Mary Butcher. 
Job,.b. 29-11 mo., 1818; m. Mary Cliflfton. 
)ohn, b. 4-9 mo., 1820; m. Elizabeth Taylor, 

m. Rebecca Wise. 



118 DORTOX FAMILY 

Martha, b. 29-1 mo., 1822; m. Asher Ely, first wife. 
Samuel, b. 2-1 mo,, 1824; m. Jane Brown, 

m. Sarah Taylor, 
m. Betsy Sipes. 
Reuben, b. 6-1 mo,, 1817; died in infancy. 

These Bortons descended from Bethuel and Rebecca and immigrated 
to Fulton county, Ohio, in 1836. Formerly they worked rented land in 
Evesham township, Burlington county. New Jersey. They entered land 
in the county named above and endured many hardships such as are 
common to a new timbered country. Most of them lived to old age, 
seeing the forest land develop into most beautiful homesteads. 

Bethuel Borton died in New^ Jersey, age fifty years. Rebecca, his 
widow, came to Ohio in 1836 and spent her remaining years with her 
children and other relatives, among which were Samuel and Ann ClifT- 
ton, also her nephew, John Cliffton and Sarah, his wife. She died 8-4 
mo., 1861, age 74 years, 5 months and four days. 

Abigail Borton, wife of Benjamin Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and 
Rebecca Cliflfton, was a daughter of Isaac Borton, who came from New 
Jersey to Ohio, and died ii-io mo., 1844, age 68 years. Abigail w^as a 
sister of Sarah Cliflfton. 

Rebecca Cliffton Borton, w^fe of Bethuel Borton, was born in New 
Jersey, 21-10 mo., 1786. She was the daughter of Nathan Cliffton and 
Mary. Nathan Cliflfton was a son of John Jr., and Ann Cliflfton and was 
born in New Jersey, 30-10 mo., 1761. John Cliflfton, Jr., was the son of 
John Cliflfton and Sarah. He was born 17-9 mo., 1727. 

Rebecca Cliffton Borton's brothers and sisters, children of Nathan 
and Mary Cliflfton, were : — 
Ann, b. 5-2 mo., 1782. 

Sarah, b. 5-4 mo., 1784; m. Reuben Sparks. 
Rebecca, b. 21-10 mo., 1786: m. Bethuel Borton. 
John, b. 27-7 mo., 1789. 
William, b. 16-2 mo., 1792. 

Samuel, b. 12 mo., 1794; died 1880, age 86 years. 
Mary, b. 15-11 mo., 1797. 
Rachel, b. 18-10 mo., 1800. 

Nathan Cliflfton died ii-i mo., 1832, age 71 years. Mary Cliflfton 
died 16-12 mo., 1831, age 74 years. Ann Cliflfton, mother of Nathan 
Cliflfton, died 18-7 mo., 1780, age 60 years, and John Cliflfton, his father, 
died 4- 1 1 mo., 1781. 

VI. William Borton, son of Obadiah Borton, Jr., and Sarah Andrews, 
married Susan Mason, daughter of Abraham Mason and Ehanor Bor- 
ton. Their children were: — 

Joseph, b. ; m. Rhoda Hunt. 

Hester A., b. ; single. 

William, b. . ; Wilda Taylor.. 



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Elvvood, I). ; died sing^Ie. 

Hampton, b. ; died single. 

Eleanor, b. ; single. 

Mary, b. ; m. Esaias Hunt, second wife. 

VI. Joseph Borton, son of Obadiah Borton, Jr., and Sarah Andrews, 
married Rebecca Borton, daughter of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca 
Cliffton. Their children were: — 

Obadiah, b. 6-9 mo., 1830; m. Ann Mason. 

Mary Ellen, b. : m. John Bates. 

Sarah Jane, b. ; m. Royal Stevens. 

Joseph Borton died and Rebecca married Joseph Bates, second wifeo 
Their children were: — 

Steven Bates, b. ; m. 

Elnathan Bates, b. ; m Miller. 

Rhoda Bates, b. : m. Gilbert Barber. 

We copy the following facts from "History of 'the Early Settlers 
of Franklin Township, FuUon County, Ohio." (^ompiled by A. VV. 
Fisher. Joseph Bates married Rebecca Borton, widow of Joseph Bor- 
ton, They had three children, Steven, Elnathan and Rhoda. He was 
also a grandparent to Elizabeth Bates, wife of Rolapd Borton and 
daughter of Joseph Bates, }r. 

I find that the first settlers within the present limits of Franklin 
and the old limits of Brady, were Joseph Bates and family, who in 1832 
settled on the southeast quarter of section 2, town 7, north range 4 east, 
and all this country for years was known as the Bates settlement. From 
a letter from his daughter, combined with the statement of several of the 
first settlers, I have obtained the following sketch of Mr. Bates' life, 
which had become almost legendary, but I have been very careful to 
give only the facts on which the majority agree. Joseph Bates was born 
in Vermont in the year 1787. From Vermont he went to Canada, where 
he married Harried Dodge, by whom he had eight children, four sons 
and four daughters, who came wMth him to Williams county. Truman. 
who moved with the Packards to Missouri in 1840; Thomas, who died 
on the Isthmus of Panama, while on his way to California about 1849; 
Joseph, who died in Iowa in 1867 ^^ 1868; James, who now resides in 
Boon county, Iowa; Harriet, Mrs. Theron Landon; Belinda, Mrs. War- 
ren Hancock; Mary, Mrs. Cyrus Barrett, and Elizabeth, Mrs. Hiram 
Alvord, now of Reading, Michigan. Mr. Bates moved from Canada to 
Mew York, and from there he moved to Richland county, Ohio, where he 
settled in a very early day. In the summer and winter of 1830 and 1831; 
Ezekiel Masters says: "He took his gun, dogs, bear and wolf traps and 
150 muskrat traps and came to Harden county, where he hunted and 
trapped till spring and lived on muskrats and other game which he 
caught or shot. He bought his land in Williams county with the money 



120 BORTON FAMILY 

that he got for the bear's oil and skins, wolf scalps, coon, muskrat and 
bever skins, and had $130 in money left." In February, 1832, in the 
dead of winter, he started with his family for his new home, and cut 
his road through an unbroken wilderness from Ottawa to Defiance, and 
stopped a short time with John Perkins at Brunersburg. From there 
he went to where Pulaski now stands, and cut the road through to what 
is now the Shilling's farm where he lived for three days in his wagon 
until he built a cabin. The cabin stood near the confluence of Bates and 
Ayres runs, on the farm now owned by John Shillings, and his nearest 
neighbor was Mr. Opdyke, 12 miles away. Here he cleared some land 
and raised the first grain within the present limits of Fulton county, but 
spent the greater portion of his time hunting and trapping. In the 
spring of 1835 he was elected the first supervisor, and the first fence 
viewer in Springfield township. On June 7, 1836, his daughter, Harriet, 
married Theron Landon, who was the first person married in what 
afterwards became' Millcreek township, and Miss Bates the first in the 
old limits of Brady, and no doubt the first within the limits of Fulton 
county. In 1840 he sold his farm to Wm. Ayres. and bought of Asher 
Ely, the farm now owned by Jacob Schenk in sections 10 and 11. He 
first lived in a log house which stood in the field southwest of the 
present graveyard. Here on the 20th of March, 1845, his first wife died, 
and the following year he married Mrs. Joseph Borton, a sister of Ben- 
jamin, Nathan, John and Job Borton, who are so well known throughout 
this country. In the year 1852 he erected a large frame tavern, which 
was the first within the present limits of Franklin township, which he 
ran for a number of years, and the building remained as an old land- 
mark till December 30, 1885, when it was destroyed by fire. He called 
it "J- Bates' Inn," and it was largely patronized, as the Angola road was 
then the great thoroughfare for travelers and the movers to their west- 
ern homes. He and Theron Landon cut and logged out the Angola 
road from Joseph Ely's to his place, and Mr. Cogswell cut the road from 
there to Cogswell's corners, west of the St. Joe. Mr. Bates lived on this 
farm till 1861, when he moved to Iowa and died in Storey county of that 
state, August i, 1866, at an advanced age of 79 years. 

VL Benjamin Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton, mar- 
ried Abigail Borton. Abigail was a daughter of Isaac Borton and Sarah 
Peacock and a sister of Sarah Cliffton. Their children were : — 

Sarah, b. 6-12 mo., 1836; m. Thomas Heaton, b. 27-6 mo., 1828. 

Lydia G., b. 18-5 mo., 1839; m. Daniel Prickitt. 

Abigail died 23-11 mo., 1861 and Benjamin married Elizabeth 
Wright. No issue by the last marriage. 

Daniel Prickitt, son of Japeth Prickitt and Phebe Sharp Borton, 
daughter of Josiah Borton and Margaret Sharp, married Lydia G. Borton. 
Josiah Borton came to Lumberton, Ohio, from New Jersey, in 1812. 
Japheth Prickitt was the son of Isaac Prickitt and Dorothy Joyce. 




Benjamin Borton 





Abigail Borton, 1st Wife of Benjamin Borton. 




Daniel J. Prickitt and wife, Lydia G. Borton 



GENEALOGY. 121 

Japheth was born at Luniberton, N. J., 5-8 mo., 18 15, and Phebe Sharp 
Borton, his wife, was also born 5-8 mo., 181 5, at Lumberton. Ohio, and 
died at her home near West Unity, Ohio, 26-1 mo., 1901, age 85 years. 
Japheth Prickitt died 14-4 mo., 1893, age yj years, 

VII. Sarah Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Abigail Borton, 
married Thomas Heaton. Their children were: — 

Elwood, b. 7-10 mo., i860. 
Laura, b. 31-8 mo., 1857; m. Valoris Geesey. 
Wilmer, b. 27-1 mo., 1859; m. Emma Manavel. 
Mary Ellen, b. 31-12 mo., 1862. 

VIII. Laura Heaton, daughter of Sarah Borton and Thomas Heaton, 
married Valoris Geesey. Their children were: — 

Marcus, b. 

Chester, b. 

George, b. 

Howard, b. 
VIII. Wilmer Heaton, son of Sarah Borton and Thomas Heaton, mar- 
ried Emma Manavel. Their children were: — 

May, b. 

Charles, b. 

Thomas Heaton died 30-4 mo., 1904. 

VII. Lydia G. Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Abigail, who 
was a daughter of Isaac Borton, married Daniel Prickitt. Daniel was a 
son of Japheth Prickitt and Phebe Sharp Borton. Their children were: — 

Anna M., b. 5-10 mo., 1866; m. 22-2 mo., 1888, William Persing. 
Jemima E.. b. 27-2 mo., 1868; m. 4-12 mo., 1889, Warren Steward. 
Phebe A., b. 21-4 mo., 1871 ; died 9-9 mo., 1871, age 4 mo., 3 days. 
Benjamin J., b. 2-8 mo., 1872; died ii-io mo., 1872, age ?. mo., 9 days. 
Lydia Gertrude, b. 9-9 mo., 1873; "^- Alonzo Mangus, ^-i mo., 1896. 
Daniel James, b. lo-ro mo., 1874; m. Pearl Borton, 15-^1 mo., 1896. 
Jessie Ellen, b. 15-11 mo., 1877; m. Daniel Myers, 17-12 mo., 1898. 
Mary Eva, b. 14-7 mo., 1879. 

VIII. Anna M. Prickitt, daughter of Lydia G. Borton and Daniel 
Prickitt, married William Persing. Their children were: — 

Verne William, b. 24-10 mo., 1893. 

Florence Geneva, b. 10-2 mo., 1889. 
. Nellie E., b. 3-3 mo., 1891. 

Hazel B., b. 28-4 mo., 1898. 

Anna Prickitt died in Wisconsin, 22-10 mo., 1903, age 38 years. 
VIII. Jemima Prickitt, daughter of Lydia G. Borton and Daniel 
Prickitt, married Warren M. Steward, 4-12 mo., 1889. No issue. 
VIII. Lydia Gertrude Prickitt, daughter of Lydia G. Borton and Daniel 
Prickitt, married Alonzo Mangus, i-i mo., 1896. Their children were: — 

Paul Raymond, b. i-io mo., 1896. 

Arthur Benjamin, b. 24-8 mo., 1898; died 19-8 mo., 1900. 



122 BORTON FAMILY 

Jessie Lois, b. 22-11 mo.. 1903. 

Gerald Alonzo, b. 12-5 mo., 1906. 
VIII. James D. Prickitt, son of Lydia G. Borton and Daniel Prickitt, 
married Petirl Borton, daughter of Job Borton Jr. and Ellen Graves. 
Their children were: — 

Clement Lee, b. 18-1 mo., 1898. 

Lenna Pearl, b. 5-6 mo., 1900. 

Infant, b. 13-3 mo., 1897; lived but two days. 
VIII. Jesse Ellen Prickitt, daughter of Lydia G. Borton and Daniel 
Prickitt, married Daniel Myers. Their children were: — 

Marjorie G., b. 12-2 mo., 1904. 

Donald C, b. 26-3 mo., 1902. 

Benjamin Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca ClifTton, was 
born in Burlington county. New Jersey, 16-3 mo., 1809. When twenty 
years of age he hired to Levi Lippincott for $100.00 a year, to work on 
a farm. Later he and his brother, Nathan, rented what is known as the 
Rhoda Hampton farm, near Hartford, New Jersey, for four years. This 
farm was formerly ow^ned by Bethuel Borton. They tilled the farm 
in the summer and distilled oil of sassafrass in the fall and winter^ 
In the year 1835 he married Abigail Borton, daughter of Isaac Borton 
and Sarah Peacock of New Jersey, by whom he had two daughters, 
Lydia G. and Sarah C. In 1838, he came to Ohio, in company w^ith his 
wife's brother, Aaron Borton and Japheth Prickitt. They walked the 
entire distance from Burlington county, New Jersey, to Clinton county, 
Ohio, where they visited at the home of Josiah Borton. Later Ben- 
jamin and Aaron Borton came to Fulton county, Ohio, and Benjamin 
bought the Packard farm of 160 acres, slightly improved, for which he 
paid $1,800, which he occupied the remainder of his life. He went back 
to New Jersey and moved his family to Ohio, in 1839, in company with 
the families of John Mason and John Cliffton. He started the first store 
in his log house and also the first nursery in this part of the country. 
The latter business he conducted for several years. He filled many 
township offices and although he was bountifully blest he was plain and 
unassuming. He was a life long member of Friends church, the meet- 
ings of which he attended faithfully and through life lived his religion. 
His wife's father, Isaac Borton, came to Ohio in 1840 and lived with 
him, w^here he died lo-ii mo., 1844, age nearly 69 years and was the 
first person buried in Friends cemetery, Franklin township, Fulton 
county, Ohio. Abigail Borton died 23-11 mo., 1861. and in 1863 Ben- 
jamin married Elizabeth Wright of New Jersey, who survived him. 
She died at Moorestown, New Jersey and was buried 5-12 mo., 1892. 
She was loved and highly esteemed by all who knew her. 

Benjamin Borton died 10-2 mo., 1888, age nearly 79 years. He 
started out in life poor and empty handed but through integrity and 
honest dealing amassed a fortune wMthout becoming grasping or 




Benjamin Borton and 2d Wife Elizabeth Borton. 



GENEALOGY. 123 

avaricious. 

VI. Samuel Borton, son of Obadiah Borton Jr., and Sarah Andrews, 
married Mary Borton, daughter of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliflf- 
ton. Their children were : — 

Bethuel, b. lo-io mo., 1830; m. Caroline Stockton, 

m. Mary Deza. 

VII. Bethuel Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mary Borton, daughter 
of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliflfton, married Caroline Stockton. 
Their children were: — 

Frank, b. 

Louisa, b. ; died young woman. 

Edwin, b. ; m. Catharine Ely. 

Mary Ellen, b. 

Sarah, b. ; died young woman. 

Later Bethuel Borton married Mary Deza. Their children were : — 

Barbary, b. 

Lottie, b. 

Freemont, b. : died at the age of 24 years. 

VI. Bethuel Borton, Jr., son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliflfton, 
marr'od Mary G. Butcher, daughter of Samuel Butcher and wife. He 
was »>orn 24-9 mo., 1814. Their children were: — 

Charity, b. ; m. Eli Stoner. 

Martha, b. ; m. Ahimaiaz Borton. 

Samuel, b. 17-5 mo., 1840; m. Sarah McLaughlia, 21-10 mo., i85o. 

Kulon, b. ; m. Harriet Dunoway. 

m. Mary C. Ely, 
m. Esther McFaul. 

Ruth, b. : m. David Carpenter. 

Bethuel died 11 mo., 1847, ^S^ 33 years, and Mary G. married 
Nathan Borton, a brother of Bethuel : she was his second wife. Nathan 
Borton was for many years a minister in the society of Hicksite Friends, 
of Franklin township, Fulton county, Ohio. A man who loved justice, 
lived righteously, and was greatly beloved and esteemed by all who 
knew him. He lived for the betterment of men and taught the better 
way, not only by precept, but also by example. 

VI. Charity Borton, daughter of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliflfton, 
married John Mason. See Mason family. 

VI. Nathan Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliflfton, mar- 
ried Mary T. Ayers, daughter of Samuel Ayers. Their children were : — 

Rebecca C, b. 11-4 mo., 1842; m. Leander Conaway. 

Emily Ann, b. 27-10 mo., 1849; "^- James Calkins. 

Cynthia, b. ; m. James Town; died. 

Rachel, b. : died. 

Benjamin, b. ; died age about two years. 

Clarissa, b. ; died in her tenth year. 



124 BORTON FAMILY 

Mary T. died 17-4 mo., 1850. age 27 years, and Nathan married 
Mary G. Borton, widow of Bethuel Borton. Their children were: — 

Harriet P., b. 27-4 mo., 1852; m. David Stoner. 

Mary L., b. 12-5 mo., 1854: m. Newton Leonard. 

Priscilla, b. 25-12 mo., 1856; m. John E\v. 

Lydia, b. ; died in infancy. 

Nathan Borton died 16-6 mo., 1889, age 78 years. Mary G., l)orn 
1816, died 1899. Mary G. Butcher was the daughter of Samuel Butcher. 
He came to Fulton county, Ohio, from Philadelphia and made his home 
with his daughter until his death, which occurred 3-8 mo., 1868, agfe yy 
years and 6 months. 

VII. Rebecca C. Borton, daughter of Nathan Borton and Mary T. 
Ayers, married Leander Conaway. Their children were: — 

Ella, b. ; m. Wesley Huffman. 

Mary Jane, b. ; died 2 mo., 1890, age 24 year>. 

Melissa, b. ; died, age 4 month. s 

Eusibie, b. : m. Wilbur Mason. • 

Charles, b. 

Cora, b. ; m. William Wells. 

Nathan Morris, ]). ; m. Flora Townsend. 

m. Cora Heist. 
Myrtie, b. 
Nina, b. 

VIII. Eusebie Conaway," daughter of Rebecca C. Borton and Leander 
Conaway, married Wilbur Mason, son of Abraham Mason and Mary 
Ann Borton. Their children were: — 

Una, b. 

Laura, b. 

Ora, b. 

Aoraham, b. 

VVilvia. b. 

Vida, b. 

Blanch, b. 

Mildred, b. 

Wilbur, b. 

Dot, b. ; died young. 

VIII. . Cora Conaway, daughter of Rebecca C. Borton and Leander 
Conaway, married William Wells. They have two children: — 

Gareld, b. 

Virgil, b. 
VIII. Nathan Morris Conaway, son of Rebecca Borton and Leander 
Conaway, married Flora Townsend. They had one child, Charles, died 
at the age of 10 months, later Flora, his first wife died, and Nathan 
Morris then married Cora Heist, by w^hom he had one child: — 

Catharine, b. 




Nathan Borton 




Mary Clifton Bjrton 



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VII. Emily Borton, daughter of Nathan Borton and Mary T. Ayers, 
married James Calkins. They had one son : — 

Nathan Lewis, b. 18-7 mo., 1867. 

Later she married James Town, by whom she had two sons: — 

Alva, b. 7-4 mo., 1873. 

Ernest, b. 14-12 mo., 1880. 

Leander Conaway, who married Rebecca C. Borton, was a bon of 
Joshua Conaway. Joshua was a carpenter and mechanic. He clairjci 
that there was nothing made out of wood, but what he could reproduce. 

VIII. Xathan Lewis Calkins, son of Emily Borton and James Calkins, 
married Magdalena Benhrer. Their children were: — 

Henry, b. 

Inez. '). 

Kliza, b. 

nirnia. ). 
VIII. Alva Town, son of Emily Borton and James Town, mariied 
Maggie Berryman. Their children were: — 

Eva. b. 

Emma, b. 

^^'illiam J., b. 

Gildie, b. 
VII. Harriet Borton, daughter of Nathan Borton and Mary Butcher, 
married David Sooner. TJiey had one son: — 

Estell Clarence, b. 11-4 mo., 1880. 

David Stoner died and Harriet Married \\'esley Deck, and later 
John r^oot. No issue from last two mnrriages. 

VII. Mary Lucy Borton, daughter of Xathan Borton and second wife, 
Mary Butcher, married Xewton Leonard. Their children were : — 

Ella Senera, b. 

\\'illiam G., b. ; died in infancy. 

VII. Priscilla Borton, daughter of Nathan Borton and Marv Butcher, 
married John Ely, Jr., son of John E!y and Mary Mason. Mary was a 
daughter of John Mason and Charity Borton. Their children were: — 

Lucy, b. 

Verna, b. 

Glenn, b. 

Nathan Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca ClifTton, was 
born in Burlington county, New Jersey, 27-10 mo., 1810. He moved 
from New Jersey to Fulton county, Ohio, and w-as one of the pioneers 
of that county. He tells his story as follows: 

"My brother Bethuel Borton and myself came from the state of 
New Jersey in the fall of 1835, to enter land. We had to walk several 
hundred miles of the way. We went to the Bates settlement and he 
.showed us the north half of section 8, town 10, north of range S east. 
We went to Lima. Ohio, and entered the same. This land is in what 



129 BORTON FAMILY 

is now known as German township. In the fall of 1836, w^e moved out 
and began to improve the land. My brother, Bethuel and family, and 
Joseph Borton and family came in one wagon and mother, myself. Job, 
John, Martha Ann and Samuel in the other wagon. We were six weeks 
and two days on the road and reahed our destination on the 22-10 mo., 
1836. We had to cut our road the last mile and a haH of the wav. \\'e 
lived in the wagons until we built a house, which was of logs on three 
sides; the roof slanted one way and was of bark, as used by the Indians. 
For the front, quilts were hung up and in froi\t of these we kept a large 
log heap burning to keep out wolves and bears. The same winter John 
and myself walked to Lima and entered 80 acres apiece for John and 
Job Borton, near the Oak Openings. 

I was elected the first Justice of the Peace of German township, 
and married the first couple after the township was organized. Their 
names were Abram West and Julia Roley, 10-10 mo., 1844. I bought 
the northeast quarter, section one, in township 10, north of range one 
west, 160 acres, and Bethuel moved on to it the same fall and mvself 
the next summer." 

Nathan Borton married Mary J. Ayers, 23-10 mo., 1839. She flied 
the 17-4 mo., 1850 and left two small children. He then married his 
brother's widow, Mary G. Borton, 21-12 mo., 1850. She was left a 
widow with five small children, who grew up to man and womanhood, 
loving him as much as they could have loved their own father. He was 
for many years a minister of the Society of Friends, and died the 16-6 
mo., i88g, in his seventy-ninth year, in Toledo, Ohio, at the home of 
Alice Ross, his niece, and he is buried in F'riends cemetery, Franklin 
township, P^ulton county, Ohio. A good man gone to his rest and re- 
ward. 

In contrast with the hardships endured by the Borton pioneers, 
who settled in the wilds of Ohio in the early days, we append a short 
history given by Emily A. Town, the youngest daughter of Xathan 
Borton and Mary T. Ayers. My father and I went to Lincoln Nebraska, 
where we met James Town, to whom I was married by the Judge of 
Probate of Lancaster county, 3-5 mo., 1872. From Lincoln we rode in 
a lumber wagon to Rulon Borton's, thirty-five miles, and from there 
to Hamilton county, where my husband had formerly loca:ed a quarter 
section of land, on which a sod house had been built, "a dugout," size 
f2xi4 feet, walls and roof of sods, floor of earth and bedstead made ci 
poles. My father accompanied us to this our future home and when he 
took leave ^f us, my husband provided him with a compas, to guide bin: 
on his way back over the plains. Our neighbors were bachelors, no 
w^oman living within five miles of us. Later we built a new sod dwel ir.g. 
using the sod as brick, first laying two len;;:thwise and then two cross 
wise to bind the will together. The roof was supported by poljs nvi 
which wilicw branches wns laid, then sods lapped like shingles. O ;r 



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well was one hundred feet deep and curbed with pine boards at the top 
and bottom and the water was drawn with two wooden buckets, with 
pully ruid a rope. Here our first child w^as born on the 7-4 mo., :8;w 
Five (I'lys later a storm, called a ^'blizzard," came on and lasted for 
three days. Jt was so dark and the air so filled with snow that you 
could not .'^ee a building at any distance and the settlers tied ro])CS to 
guide llieni fron"» the house to the barn and back, that they mii^^hi care 
for the stock. These times I shall never forget. Cattle, driven by the 
storm into the Platte river, soon chilled and died and all stock that was 
not well housed died of cold. We also saw the great swarms of grass- 
hoppers like bees, looking at a distance like a cloud or sand storm, for 
which that country is noted, and when the wind ceased blowing, down 
they came striping every green thing; in three days time not a thing 
was left except prairie grass, which indeed gave poor encouragement a? 
to our future living. Pawnee Indians were going up and down the 
Piatt river and called on us quite often. Prairie fires often swept away 
a settler's whole crop. The fire was a scene never to be forgotten as it 
advanced for miles in one unbroken line. 

Bethuel Borton, Jr., son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca ClifFton. 
was born in Burlington county, N. J., 9 mo., 1814, and came with his 
brother, Nathan Borton, to Fulton county, Ohio, in 1835, to enter land. 
He located a part of the north-east quarter of section 8, German town- 
ship. The brothers returned to New Jersey as they came, on foot, 
walking several hundred miles of the way. In the fall of 1836, he and 
his family, in company with Joseph Borton ,his brother-in-law, moved 
on to the land and improved the same until 1844, when he located and 
moved on to the north-east quarter of section one, township 10, now 
known as Franklin township, Fulton county, Ohio. He resided here 
until 1847, i" which year he went to Philadelphia on a visit. On his 
return he had reached Toledo, Ohio, where he was taken sick and died. 
His brother brought his remains home, in a wagon, and he lies buried in 
Friends cemetery, Fulton county, Ohio. He was one who helped to 
organize and build the church, and many times was called to deliver a 
message as he believed it was given to him for utterance. He died ii 
mo., 1847, aged 33 years and 2 months. 



VII. Charity Borton, daughter of Bethuel Borton, Jr., and Mary G. 
Butcher, married Eli Stoner. Their children were: — 

Alice, b. ; m. E. Ross. 

Armintha, b. ; m. Jesse Borton. 

Byron, b. : m. Mary Horton. 

Priscilla, b. : m. John Cox. 

Eli Stoner was a member of Company C, iiith Reg. O. V. I. and 
died 9-2 mo., 1900. 



128 BORTON FAMILY 

VIII. Alice Stoner, daughter of Charity Borton and Eli Stoner, 
married E. Ross. Their children were: — 

Wallace, .b. 

Kola, b. 

Edith, b. 

VIII. Armintha Stoner, daughter of Charity Borton and Eli Stoner, 
married Jesse Borton. Their children were: — 

Howard, b. 

Beulah, b. 
VIII. Priscilla Stoner, who married John Cox, moved from Ohio to 
Esterline, S. D. 

VII. Samuel Borton, son of Bethuel Borton, Jr., and Mary G. Butcher, 
married Sarah McLaughlin. Their children were: — . 

AVilliam B., b. 25-19 mo., 1861; m. Cora B. Kennedy, 25-12 mo., 1889. 

May, b. 2-9 mo., 1864; m. 29-10 mo., 1893, Albion Morrison. 

George Orland, b. 21-7 mo., 1866; m. 25-6 mo., 1868, Minnie May 
Irwin. 

VII. Rulon Borton, son of Bethuel Borton, Jr., and Mary Butcher, 
married Harriet Dunoway, 
m. Mary C. Ely, 
m. Esther McFaul. 

He had one child by first wife: — 

William, b. ; m. Mary Simmonj 

They had three children: — 

Nellie, b. 

Ruth, b. 

Hazel, b. : died, age 3 yean 

VII. Ruth Borton, daughter of Bethuel Borton Jr., and Mary G. 
Butcher, married David Carpenter. Their children were: — 

Maud, 1). ; m. Aaron Losey, 

m. J. N. \Vheatle> 

Hattie, b. : m. William Weatherwax 

Maud Carpenter and Aaron Losey's children were: — 

Carl, b, 

Howard, b. 

VII. Samuel Butcher Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Mary G. 
Butcher, was born 17-5 mo., 1840 and died 17-3 mo., 1907. He married 
Sarah Jane McLaughlin, at Medina, Mich., 21-10 mo., i860, in the 
presence of Warren Poaler and I. W. Snow, by Amos Kendall, Justice 
i>f the Peace of Medina, Mich . They went to housekeeping at the oid 
liomestead of his father in a log house, situated in the middle of an 
apple orchard, Franklin township, Fulton county, Ohio. He followed 
farming and raising peppermint; lived here four years. One son an i 



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one daughter waa born to them.h^r^.. 25-c^ nio.. f86i, Will|aAi Butcher 
Borton was born; '?-^ nio., 1864, M%ry Bor^pn was born. They then 
moved to his pface east of Bean Creek or Tifin River, on the old Anjg^ola 
road. He had bought this 80 acres of land from Charles H. Carrol, 
26-10 mo., i860, for $560.00, about the time he was married. He 
cleared up quite a tract of it and built a house and barn. They lived 
there one year and then moved to his father-in-law's, John McLaughlin ; 
lived in his log house. and farmed part of his place. Here their son 
George Orland Borton was born. John McLaughlin built them a new 
house and they lived there a number of years, then, 24-10 mo., 1870, 
he bought the **01d Boulinger Farm," 3 miles east of West Unity, 
Williams county, Ohio, on Plank road, of 70 acres, 20 acres cleared. He 
cl«ared about 20 acres more. There was a log house and log barn on 
this place and he built a large frame barn, put an addition to the log 
house and had lumber to build a frame house. He planted a large peach 
orchard and enlarged his apple orchard; he also distilled oil of pepper- 
mint, sassafrass and wintergreen and followed general farming. He, 8 
mo., 1878, exchanged farms with Armstrong Irving and got 100 acres 
of land for his 70 acres and gave $2,200.90 to l>oot, here he farmed and 
made sugar, had about 500 maple trees on this place. (Went to 
Methodist church in Ohio.) He sold this place to John Ricliie, 9-4- 
mo. ,t88o, for $6,000.00 and went to Hillsdale county, Michigan, bought 
the **jOseph B. Bngley" farm, 2 1-2 miles' sout,h of North Adams, near 
Mud Lake or Lake Adams. He paid $4,060.00 for 58 acres *f fine land; 
here he raised fancy thoroughbred stock and did genera] farming. He 
>ent liis «on William R. Borton to Hillsdale College, and his daughter 
Mary and youngest son George to the Academy at North Adams. (They 
attended the Methodist church at North Adams.) His v/ife's health 
failed and the doctor advised him to take her South. The fall of 188.^ 
he took his oldest son, William B., and went to Richmond, Va., and 
Jumght, from Nathan Shipman, 325 acres of hnd, 3 miles east of Rich- 
mond, between York River R. R., at Jennings Crossing, and Wil iams- 
burg Turnpike. He left WiKiam in charge of the farm and came back 
Xorth and brought his wife and two children with him to Virginia, 
where he lived 13 years and followed general farming. He sold to 
George Rich, 15-1 mo., 1887, 160 acres, or south portion, near Williams- 
burg Turnpike. He then built a new house and barn near Jennings 
Crossing, and bought a right of way road, out to the 9 mile road. 
They lived in the barn one month until the house wis finished, and kept 
the stock in sheds, so as to be near for their meils as it was nearly 
a mile to the old house. (They attended the Baptist church in Virgin!'!.) 
17-3 mo., 1896, he rented his Virginia firm and brought his wifo, 
(bughter and grnndson to Brooklyn. N. Y., via Feder.^lsburg, Md., and 
stopped to sec his son Wi lianl oft his way. They lived for a time with 
^lis ycungtst son, Georj^e. at 447 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn. N. Y. He 



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then moved to Qarenceville, with his oldest son William, who had just 
sold his Maryland farm. He followed the cooper business for a time, 
then obtained a position as carpenter and handy man in a larf^e dry 
goods store in New York, Lee Tweedy Co., Worth St., near Broadway- 
He worked there until they went out of business and then came to live 
with his youngest son, George, who had bought a lot arid biiilt a house 
in Rutherford, New Jersey, 1-2 hours ride from New York. He en- 
gaged in the manufacturing of extracts and perfumes, stayed in Ruther- 
ford several years, then moved back to Brooklyn, N, Y., and finally 
located at Glenmore Ave., and Enfield Street, the Wm. Steethoof house, 
where he died about 13 minutes of 8 p. m., 17-3 mo., 1907, of cei'ebral 
apoplexy. He was a good Christian and died in the Euclid Avenue 
Baptist church; was taken while addressing the Yoiing People's Chris- 
tian Endeavor meeting, was talking about always being prepared to 
die; these were almost his last words. The funeral services were con- 
ducted at the late residence, Glenmore Ave., and Enfield St., at 8 p. m., 
Wednesday. 20-3 mo., 1907. Rev. A. D. Bennett, 60 Slieppard Ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., preached the sermon, also went to the grave with the 
family, Thursday morning, Cedar Grove cemetery, L. I., undertaker, 
Oscar Boch, 781 Manhattan Ave.. Brooklyn. He left a wife, two .sons 
and one daughter; William B .Borton of Freeport, L. L. Mrs. A. M. 
Morrison, Arlington. R. I.. George O. Borton, Bridgeport. Conn. 

William B. Borton, oldest son of Samuel Butcher Borton and Sarah 
Jane, his wife, was born 25-9 mo,, i86r, at the old homestead of Bethuel \ 
Borton, his grandfather, Franklin Township. Fulton county, Ohio. . He ' 
lived with his father until they moved to Virginia; he stayed there wi'tVi 
them for a while and made several trips to sea on tli'e S. S. Pioneer, of 
the Clyde line, running from Richmond, Va., to Philadelphia. Pa.^ 
worked in the engineer department, as fireman, also made a few trips 
on S. S. Roanoke. O. D. S. S. Co., running between Richmond a^iil,,. 
New York. He was engaged for a time as handy man with the firm ' 
of Acker, Merrall & Condit, fancy grocers, 132 Chamber St., New. 
York, then he made a trip west, through Nebraska and Iowa, engaged 
in railroad building and various other occupations. Sold out his outfit 
and returned to his old neighborhocxl, in Ohio, 12 mo.. 1889. .The 
25-12 month of the same year he was married to Cora B. Kennedv, of.. 
Bryan, Ohio, (formerly of Pulaski, Ohio. She was. born 26-10. mo./ 
1863, o" a farm near Pula.sriii) by Rev. G. H. Pridsly, witiies.ses, W... F. 
Kennedy and Jennie Kennedy. They went to Richmond.' Va., 'to see 
his father and mother and stayed there and farmed the place with liis 
father till 1890, then they went to FederaTsburg, Mr., and bought a farm 
of S. L. Richardson, known ^^ the "Shipyard Farm." in Dorchester 
county, Md., on ther Nanticoke River. They sold out there and came 
to Brooklyn, N. Y.^ ^Ipio., 1896, and went to work in the ice plant as 
fireman for the W/n. Ottam{i'h.& Co., Fulton Market, New York, corner 



GfeNiALOGY. I3l 

of Front "and Fulton Sts., 21-12 mo., 1897, he was appointed fireman in 
the department of Water, Gas and Electricity, Brooklyn, N. Y. He 
was stationed at the Ridgewood pumping station. 11 mo., 1901, he 
was appointed oiler and was laid off 31-1 mo., 1902, for lack of work. 
He made two trips in S. S. Chaster W. Chappin to Providence, R. I., 
then went with the Edison Electric Light &, Power House, First Ave., 
73 9th St., N. Y.; till 3 1- 1 m'd., 1903, and was then reinstated as oiler at 
Ridgewood pumping station. 26-6 mo., 1905, he was appointed engineer 
and transferred to the Mattawan pumping station, near Freeport, L. 
I., 14-3 mo., 1907, was again transferred to Morris Park pumping station, 
where he is at present employed. Four boys have been born to them; 
Perry Burns Borton, born 29-7 mo., 1900; Loyal B. Borton, born 24-8 
mo., 1902, (lied 29-9 mo., 1902; William Earl Borton, born 29-11 mo., 
1903; Theodore Borton ,boni 26-11 mo., 1905. All four boys were born 
at 68 Glen St., Brooklyn, N. Y., formerly owned by W. B. Borton. 

Mary Borton, daughter of Samuel Butcher Borton and Sarah Jane, 
his wife, was born in the old log house of Bethuel Borton, her grand- 
father, 2-9 mo., 1864, Franklin township, Fulton county, Ohio. She 
lived at home Until married to Albion Morrison, 29-10 mo., 1893, by 
Rev. C. C. Meatfer, at Washington, D. C.^ Three children have been 
born to tlieni, Charles All)ioil Morrison, born 2-11 mo., 1894, at Rich- 
mond, V^1. ; GecVrge Everitt Morrison, born '3-10" iiiq., 1898, at Litchfield 
Conn.: Hazel Inez Morrison, born 16-1 mo.f 1900, Norwich township,, 
Kent county, R. L Albion M. Morrison was born 17-6 mo., 1867, Surry 
Hancock county, Maine. He learned the carpenter trade but after he 
married engaged in the manufacture of perfumes and. .extracts, which 
he follows at the present time. 

George Orland Borton, second son of Samuel Butcher Borton and 
Sarah Jane, his wife, was born 21-7 mo., 1866, .in John McLaughlin's- 
old log house, l^>anklin township, Fulton county, Ohio. He stayed 
with his father tiH he Went to Virgiiiia arid was with him about one year 
there, then went to work* on the S. S. Rbanqke of O.. D. S. S. Co., 
running from Richmond to New York, worked up from coal passer to 
oiler, then went with Acker Merrall & Condit, fancy grocers, 132 Cham- 
l>er Street, New York, worked in their liquor department 3 years, then 
went with H. B. Kirk & Co., 69 Fulton Street, New York, wholesale and 
retail liquor dealers: was there 13 years. He had a fine chance to go 
west' with Clarke Bros. & Co., distillers and rectifvers^. Peoria, III. He 
took charge of their i<eCtifying pran't. wa's Vhere* nearly* three years and 
was taken with malaria and jaundice and had to give up, and go back: 
cast to his home in Rutherford, N. J. Then^vveht into business in New 
York and failed; lost all he had. He then Secured a position with the 
Wm. Bergenthal Co., Milwaukee, Wr.s.; lirid wias there over two years. 
His family not liking the west, he obtained ^K position *a>» coinpomider 
with Rittcrman & Kraemer. New York rectifyers. He then had a 



13^ mi.^-...- BORTON FAMILY 

xhance to better himsejf, so .he went with McMahon Wren . & Co.^ 
brews and rectifyers, Bridgeport, Conn. He bought a house and lot 
there and his mother lives with him, since the death of his father. He 
was married to Minnie May Irwin, 29-6 mo., 1892, at her home in 
Middletown, Orange county, N. Y. She was born at Unionville, Orange 
county, N. Y., 25-6 mo., 1868. Two children were born to them: 
Marjorie Blanche Borton, born ii-i mo., 1897, 447 Franklin Ave., 
Broklyn, N. Y. ; Grace Isabelle Borton; born 14-1 mo., 1899, 217 Sylvan 
Street, Rutherford, N. J. 



VI. Martha Borton, daughter of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton,. 
married Asher Ely. Their children were: — 

Mary Ann, b. ; died single. 

George Asher, b. ; m. Carrie Shangle 

Susan S., b. ; m. Frank Mattern. 

Joseph, b. ; m. Esther Baum, 

m. Frances Axtell. 
Ella, b. ; m. George Pifer. 

VII. Mary Ann Ely died, aged 20 years, fall of 1864, also Martha, her 
mother, from yellow fever brought to Ohio from Philadelphia, Pa. 
Asher then married Phebe Marlow. No children by last wife. 

VII. Susan S. Ely, daughter of Martha Borton and Asher Ely, married 
Frank Mattern. Their children were: — 

Wilbur, b. ; m. Ida Axtell. 

' Sula, b. '; m. A. O. Tabor. 

. Asher, b. : died, age 8 mo. 

VIII. The children of Wilbur Mattern and Ida Axtell were:— 
Mildred, b. 

Ruth, b. 
VII. Joseph T. Ely, son of Martha Borton and Asher Ely, m:irric<l 
Esther Baum. They had one son which died, and Esther also d'cd. 
Joseph T. then married Frances Axtell. Their children were: — 

Eleanor, b. ; m. Marshall Arnott. 

Ida, b. 

Esther, b. ; m. Carlos Stryker 

Martha, b. ; m. 

Bertha, b. 

Edith, b. 
VII. Ellen Ely, daughter of Martha Borton an.l Asher Kly, nvirrit .1 
George Pifer. Their children were : — 

Ely J., b. ; died 20-12 mo., 1880. 

Carmine, b. ; m. Harry Wilkins. 

Mildred, b. : m. Ilirvey IIoopen;;^n*!ifr 

Gartha, b. ; died 10-6 mo., iQOO. 



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VIII. Mildred Pifer, married Harvey Hoopengarner. She was the 
daughter of Ellen Ely and George Pifer. Their children were : — 

G.- B.-^H^opciagarner, b. 

Asher Ely was born in Northumberland county, Pa., the 24- T ino., 
1822, while yet a small boy he moved with his parents, Asher Sr., and 
Catherine Ely, to Knox county, Ohio, where they resided until 1839. In 
that year they moved to Williams county, Ohio, which was then an 
almost unbroken wilderness. 

In 1841, Asher Ely, Jr., was married to Martha A. Borton, a 
diaughter of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton. She died 9 mo., 1864. 
To them was born five children, three of whom, are living. He was 
again married to Phebe Marlow, 10 mo., 1866. She died in the 3rd mo., 
1887. After her death, Asher made his home with his children, first with 
Mrs. Frank Mattern of Adrian, Mich., then with Mrs. George Pifer, 
of East Gilead, Mich., and later with his sons in Kansas, until his death 
which occurred from apoplexy, 4-6 mo., 1899, at the age of yj years, i 
month and 10 days. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him 
and had held many places of public tru it as a gift of the people. 

VI. Job Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Clififton, married 

Mary R. ClifFton, daughter of Samuel ClifTton and Ann Their 

children were : — 

Ann, b. ; m. Samuel Harley. 

Nathan C, b. 14-6 mo., 1846; m. Candace Mann, b. 8-4 mo., 1847. 

Benjamin J., b. 26-11 mo., 1850; m. Hester Harley, b. 27-12 mo., 

1833- 

Job, Jr., b. ; m. Ellen Graves. 

VI. Job Borton and wife, with his son. Job., Jr., and family, moved to 
Abilena, Kansas, in 1686. They returned to Ohio, their former home, 
where Job died, 19-3 mo., 1888. Mary ClifTton Borton died 24-4 mo., 
189 1, age 76 years. Job died in his seventieth year. 

Samuel ClifTton and Ann came from New Jersey to Williams 
county, Ohio. Samuel died 28-11 mo., 1880, age 86 years. Ann, his 
wife, died 25-7 mo., 1864. John Cliffton of Williams county, Ohio, was 
a brother to Mary CliflFton Borton and a son of Samuel Cliffton and Ann. 

VII. Ann D. Borton, daughter of Job Borton and Mary Cliffton, mar- 
ried Samuel Harley, 12-1 mo., 1870. Their children were: — 

Levi, b. 

Eunice, b. ; m*. J. B. LePage. 

Anna B., b. ; m. A. G. Harley. 

Samuel J.,, b. ; m. Stella Propts. 

Edith A., b. ; m. Nova St. Clair. , , .^ . 

Eva L., b. ; m. R. B. Robinson. 

Pearl, b. ; died young. > 



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David C, b. 
A. B., b. 
Jennie R., b. 

Ann D. Borton ?ind husband, Samuel Harley, moved from Fulton 
county, Ohio, to Bedford, Iowa, in 1880, where they have since reside^. 
VIII. Eunice M. Harley, daughter of Ann D. Borton and Samuel Har- 
ley, married J. B. LePage. Their children were : — 

Burt W., b. /. 

Isabelle, b. 
VIL Nathan Borton, son of Job Borton^ and Mary Cliffton, married 
Candace Mann, 4-7 mo., 1867. Their children were: — 

Oren, b. 3-9 mo., 1868; m. Minnie Leist. 

Zale, b. 13-2 mo., 1872; m. Allie Leist. 

Hilpa, b. 13-11 mo., 1877; m. Aaron Town. 

Cynthia L., b. 2-6 mo., 1883; m. Charles Mattern. 

Alden, b. 18-2 mo., 1881. 

Alvin T., b. 18-2 mo., 1881 ; m. Anna Rutledge. 
(Twins) 

Earl J., b..30-5 mo., 1886. 
VIII. Oren Borton, son of Nathan Borton and Candace Mann, married 
Minnie Leist, 30-6 mo., 1887. Their children were: — 

Alberta, b. 15-3 mo., 1889. 

Frederick, b. 2-9 mo., 1892. 

Reah, b. 25-7 mo., 1902. 

Leon, b. 8-1 1 mo., 1906. 
Vin. Zale Borton, son of Nathan Borton and Candace Mann, married 
Allie Leist, lo-ii mo., 1893. They had one child: — 

Leon, b. 15-2 mo., 1895. 
VIII. Cynthia Borton, daughter of Nathan Borton and Candace Mann, 
married Charles Mattern, 7-12 mo., 1898. They had one child: — 

Myrtle, b. 23-6 mo., 1899. 
VIII. Hilpa Borton, daughter of Nathan Borton and Candace Mann, 
married Aaron Town, 15-6 mo., 1897. Their children were:— 

Loren, b. 19-6 mo., 1898. 

Malon, b. 11-7 mo., 1899* 

Verna, b. 14-6 mo., 1905. 
VIII. Alvin Borton, son of Nathan Borton and Candace Mann, married 
Ann Rutledge. Their children are : — 

Olin C, b. 21-3 ^^-^ ^9^3 

Ray C, b. 15-3 mo., 1905. 

Hazel L., b. 29-10 mo., 1906. 
VII. Benjamin Borton, son of Job Borton and Mary Cliffton, married 
Hester Harley, 13-10 mo., 1870. Their children were: — 

Jennie A., b. 14-7 mo., 1673; m- 29-9 mo., 1896, John Demoy. 

Mary C, b. 26-10 mo., 1871 ; m. 2-6 mo., 1900, Byron Stoner. ^ 



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Irvin, b. 12-10 mo., 1876; m. 31-5 mo., 1900, Cora Stoner. 

Bryant, b. 8-2 mo., 1875 J "^- ^'^ '"o* I900> Mary Libby. 

Dcvilla, b. i-io mo., 1882; m. 23-3 mo., 1905, Orva Borton. 
VIII. Jennie Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Hester Hurley, 
jmarried John Demoy, 29-9 mo., 1896. Their children were: — 

Rena, b. 5-10 mo., 1898. 

Dortha, b. 1-9 mo., 1904. 
VIII. Mary C. Borton, daughter of Benjamin Borton and Hester 
Harley, married Byron Stoner, 2-6 mo., 1900., and 20-6 mo., 1907, Mary 
C. Borton married William Gleason, of Fulton county, Ohio. 
VIII. Irvin Borton, son of Benjamin Borton and Hester Harley, mar- 
ried Cora Stoner, 31-5 mo., 1900. They have one child:— 

Qarence, b. ii-io mo., 1902. • 
VIII. Bryant Borton, son of Benjamin Borton and Hester Harley, mar- 
ried Mary Libby. Their children were : — 

William, b. 9-10 mo., 1903; died 11-5 mo., J904, age 7 mo 

Effie, b. 23-8 mo., 1905. 
VIII. DcviUa Bolton, son of Benjamin Borton and Hester Harley, mar^ 
ricd Orva Borton, 23-3 mo., 1905. They have one child:— 

Bertha, b. 31-12 mo., 1905. 

VII. Job Borton, Jr., son of Job Borton and Mary Qiffton, married 
Ellen Graves. Their children were: — 

Henry, b. 9-3 mo., 1874; m. Opha Myers. 

Leroy, b. 14-9 mo., 1875; ^- Lottie Lyons. 

Loyd, b. 3-7 mo., 1877; m. Anna Sayers. 

Emmet, b., 30-11 mo., 1878; m. Edith E. Apsbawgh 

Pearl, b. 9-10 mo., 1880; m. James D. Prickitt. 

Mabd, b. 30-8 mo., 1882. 

Inez Eva, b. 21-2 mo., 1884; m- E. T. Allis. . *- 

Elon Fay, b. 10-12 mo., 1885. 

Daisy Myrtle, b. 5-12 mo., 1887. 

Allen Jaxon, b. 21-8 mo., 1890. 

Herbert Leland, b. 1-5 mo., 1893. 

VIII. Henry Borton, son of Job Borton, Jr. ,and Elle:^ Grjtve^ m?.rried 
Opha Myers. They had one child : — 

Eddie, b. 
VIII. Leroy Borton, son of Job Borton, Jr., and Ellen Graves, miirried 
Lottie Lyons. They have one child : — 

Blanch, b. 
Vm. Pearl Borton, daughter of Job Borton^ Jr., and Ellen Graves, 
married James D. Prickitt, son of Lydia G. Borton and Daniel Prickitt. 
Their children were : — 

Lee, b. 

Lenna, b. 
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136 BORTON FAMILY 

married R. B. Robinson. Their children were :— 
Leona, b. 
. Job Borton, Sr., son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton, w?.s 
born in Burlington county, New Jersey, 29-ii mo., 1818. He came with 
his mother, brothers and sisters and settled in what is now German town- 
ship, Fulton county, Ohio, near Bean Creek, in the then unbroken forest. 
They were six weeks on the journey and arrived the 22-11 mo., 1836. 
They lived in the wagons until a house was built. The next winter he 
and his brother John entered land in the Oak openings, then called fine 
lands. This they sold about 1840 and bought their old homesteads in 
Brady township, William county, Ohio, and settled there the next year. 
Job lived with his brother John, until after his marriage with Mary 
Cliffton, in 1845, ^"^ soon afterwards moved on to the farm where he 
lived until 1885, when he sold his farm and moved to Abilena, Kansas. 
He and his brother Nathan built the first distillery for essential oils, 
in German township, and which was the first^ no doubt, in Fulton 
county. He distilled peppermint and other oils, and in 1850 built a 
cane mill and helped to manufacture the first sorghum molasses. In 
later years he dealt in blooded stock and he aiVd his son Job Borton, Jr., 
owned the finest herds of Holstein cattle in the county. He accumulated 
many acres of fine land arid gave each of his children a good farm. He 
was a life long member of Friends church, and gave the ground for 
church and cemetery, and with his four brothers built the church in 
1850. He was the father of three sons and' one daughter and also took 
three diflferent children and reared them to woman and man's estate. 
After making his home for some time at Abilene, Kansas, he came back 
to visit old time friends and died at the hoiiie of Ezra Borton, West 
Unity, Ohio, 19-3 mo., 1888, being in his seventieth year of age. He 
lies buried among those with whom he toiled and loved, in the quiet 
cemetery of Frrends, in Franklin township, Fulton codnty, Ohio. 

VI. Samuel Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton, mar- 
ried Jane Brown. Their children were: — 

Ruth Ann, b. ; m. Emory Haines, 

m. William Taylor 

Mary E., b. ; m. Jacob Lunabarger 

Benjamin, b. ; m. Mary Fidler. 

Martha E., b. ; m. 1873, Leroy Bigbee. 

m. 6-10 mo., 1891, George Hittle. 

Alice, b. ; m. 9 mo., 1889, Amos Fetzer. 

Nathan, b. 

Truman, b. 
I . Lydia, b. 

David, b. 

Manah, b. 



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The last five children named all died young; none reached the ag^e 
of three years. 

Jane Borton died 27-6 mo., 1870, age 44 years, and Samuel married 
Sarah Taylor and later Betsy Sipes. No issue by the Jast two mar- 
riages. Samuel Borton died 18-9 mo., 1902, age 78 years. 
'VII. Ruth Ann Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Jane Brown, 
married Emory Haines in 1870. Their children were: — 

Jennie, b. 1871 ; m. W. B. Ammerman. 

Wilbur, b. 1875. 

Twin boys died in infancy. Ruth Ann later married William H. 
Taylor, son of Sarah Taylor, who was the second wife of Samuel Bor- 
ton. Their children were: — 

Harry Taylor, b. 10-6 mo., 1886. 

Frank, b. 16-9 mo., 1887; died 26-3 mo., 1888. 

Morris, b. 12-6 mo., 1893. 

William H. Taylor served three years in the war of the Rebellion, 
being a member of the 38th Regiment, O. V. I. 

VII. Mary E. Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Jane Brown, 
married Jacob Lunabarger. To them was born one child : — 

Stella Lunabarger, b. ; m. Jason Branderbery. 

Their children were: — 

Wilbur, b. 

Ida, b. 

Inez, b.' 

Chester*; b. 

One died' in infancy. 
VII. Martha E. Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Jane Brown, 
married 9 mo., 1873, Leroy'Bigbee. They had two children, one dying 
in infancy; the other was: — 

Charles Bigbee, b. 13-12 mo., 1874; hi.* 14-3 mo., 1900, Elizabeth 
Rupp. 

To them one child was born: — 

Olen Bigbee, b. 20-7 mo., 1903. 
. Martha E. Bigbee married 6-10 mo., 189 1, George Hittle. To them 
was born: — 

Lois Hittle, b. 4-3 mo., 1894. 
VII. Benjamin Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Jane Brown, married 
Mary Fidler, 31-12 mo., 1878. Their children were:— 

Charles, b. ' ; died single. 

Howard, b. 

Archie, b. 

Hazel, b. ; died single. 

Wilbur, b. 
VII. Alice Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Jane Brown, mar- 
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138 BORTON FAMILY 

to Nebraska. Tiley were married 9 mo., 1889. Their children were : — 

Raymond, b. 14-7 mo., 1894. 

Ruth, b. 4 mo., 1900. 
VI. Samuel C. Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton, was 
born in New Jersey, 2-1 1 mo., 1824. He came to Fulton county, Ohio,, 
with his brother, Nathan Borton, when he was 16 years of age and made 
his home with him. He was married to Sarah Jane Brown, and to this 
union we^re born ten children. One son and three daughters are still 
living to cherish his memory, this 1907. He first lived on the farm 
known as the "Frederick Crumrine," then on different places, near Bean 
Creek. He was married three times; his last wife dying, he lived alone 
for some time, then with his grandmother, Stella Branderbury, after 
which he made his home with his son Benjamin, in Michigan, where he 
died, 18-10 mo., 1902, in the 79th year of his age. His remains were 
brought to Fulton county, Ohio, and rest in Friends Cemetery. 

VI, John Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton, married 
Elizabeth Ann Taylor, daughter of John Taylor and Elizabeth Peacock. 
Their children were : — 

Susannah, b. ; m. George Harlan, 

m. Elwood Tule. 

William, b. 27-8 mo., 1842; m. Regina Oliver. 

John T., b. ; m. Melvina Jacoby. 

Martha Ann, b. 23-4 mo., 1847; m. Nathaniel Lyons. 

Reuben, b. ;twin brother to Martha, died youn^ 

Bethuel, b. ; died in infancy. 

Sarah C, b. 18-4 mo., 1849; "^- Orville Mann, 

m. David Rosier. 

Elizabeth, b. 8-7 mo., 1852 ; m. George- Pancoast. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. George Hutchinson. 

Mary Lydia, b. 11-8 mo., 1857; m. George Rhoads. 

m. Rev. John Mason. 

Elizabeth Borton deceased 7-5 mo., 1887, age 70 years and 6 months. 
John married Rebecca Wise, widow of Solomon Wise. They had one 
daughter : — 

Grace, b. 18-10 mo., 1888. 

John Borton died 7-12 mo., 1899, age 78 years, 10 months and 8 days. 

VII. Susanah Borton,. daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth Tajrlor, 
married George Harlan. Their children were: — 

Frank, b. ; died single . 

Sarah, b. ; single. 

Olive, b. ; m. Manse Miller, 

m. John Sturgis. 
George, Jr., b. ; died young. 

George Harlan died in U. S. army service, and Susanah marricil 
Elwood Tule. Their children were: — 



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John, b, ; m. Lacy Leist. 

. m. Ida Coon. 

Sanford, b. ; m. Floren<ie Carpenter. 

VIIL Olive Harlan, daughter of George Harlan and Susanah Borton, 
married Manse Miller. Their children were: — 

Edna, b. 

Emmit, b. 

Later Olive married John Sturgis. No issue to this marriage. 
VIIL John Tule, son of Susanah Borton and Elwood Tule, married 
Lucy Leist. Their children were: — 

Elmer, Ix 

Nellie, b. 

Later John united in marriage with Ida Coon. No issue by last 
marriage. 

VIII. Sanford Tule, son of Susanah Borton and Elwood Tule, married 
Florence Carpenter. They had one child: — 

Verlin, b. 

VII, William Borton, oldest son of John Borton and Elizabeth Ann 
Taylor, married Regina Oliver, daughter of Nathan Oliver and Sarah 
Carmichael. Their children were : — 

Ada, b. ; m. Sherman Ely. 

Charles, b. ; m. Bertha Baker. 

Sarah, b. ; m. Vern Umphrey. 

John, b. ; m. Cora Hibbard. 

Arthur William, b. ; m. Retta SbiHing. 

VIII. Ada Borton ,oldest daughter of William Borton a ad Regina 
Oliver, married Sherman Ely. No issue to this marriage. 

VIII. Charles Borton, oldest son of William Borton and Refcina Oliver, 
married Bertha Baker. Their children were: — ' 

Ruth, b. 

Arthur Allen, b. 

Dortha, b. 
VIII. Sarah Borton, daughter of William Borton and Regina Oliver, 
married Vern Umphrey. Their children were: — 

Bulah, b. 

Hannah, b. 
VJIJ. John N. Borton, son of William Borton and Regina Oliver, mar- 
ried Cora Hibbard. Their children were : — 

John Vernon, b. 

Vera, b. 

Gladis, b. 
VIII. Arthur William Borton, son of William Borton and Regina Oliver, 
married Retta Shilling. No issue to this marriage. 

Arthur William Borton served four years in the U. S. uavy, most pf 
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140 BORTON FAMILY 

VII. John T. Bortoii, son of John Bortpn and Elizabeth Ann Tsylor, 
married, Melvina Jacoby. Their children were: — 

Marion, b. ; m. Tilla Lippy . 

Ella, b. ; m. William Tucker, 

m. Frank Bradley. 
Minnie, b. ; m. Frank Bricker, 

m. Clyde Shaflfer. 
John, b. ; ni. Dora Gerring (deceased). 

William, b. ; m. Ava E. Irving. 

VIII. Marion Borton, son of John T. Borton and Melvini Jacoby, mar- 
ried Tilla Lippy. Their children were : — 

Maud, b. 

Lydia, b. ; m. Chester Dorcus. 

Retta, b. 
VIII. Ella Borton, daughter of John T. Borton and Melvina Jacoby, 
married William Tucker. Their children were:— 

Mable, b. 

Earl, b. 

William Tucker died and Ella then married Frank Bradley. No 
issue by the last marriage. 

VII. Martha Borton, daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth Ann 
Taylor, married Nathaniel Lyons. Their children were:— - 

Dilla, b. ; m. Eliott Robinson. 

Charity, b. ; m. Peter Barnes. 

Arabell, b. ; m. Homer Dunn. 

Myra, b. ; died single. 

Lottie, b.' ; m. Roy Borton. 

Grover, b. ^ ; single. 

VIII. Dilla Lyons, daughter of Martha Borton and Nathaniel Lyons, 
married Eliott Robison. Their children were:— 

Myrta. b. 

Inez. b. ; m. Charles Garison. 

Glenn, b. 

Verlon, b. 

George, b. 

Mildred Opal, b. 

IX. Inez Robison, daughter of Dilla Lyons and Eliott Robison, married 
Charles Garison. They have one child: — 

X. Hubert Eliott Garison, b. 

VIII. Charity Lyons, daughter of Martha Borton and Nathaniel Lyons, 
married Peter Barnes. They have one child, adopted: — 

Van Barnes, b. 
VIII. Arabell Lyons, daughter of Martha Borton and Nathaniel Lyons, 
married Homer Dunn. Their children were: — 
•- • Lowell, b. . 



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Vera, b. 

Ellis, b, ^ 

Dale, b. 
VIII. Lottie Lyons married Roy Borton. Lottie was a daughter of 
Martha Borton and Nathaniel Lyons. Roy Borton was a son of Job 
Borton, Jr., and Ellen Graves. Job was a son of Job Borton and Mary 
Cliflfton. who was a son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton. Bethuel 
was a son of Benjamin Borton, who was a son of Obadiah Borton and 
Mary Driver. Obadiah was a son of John Borton, Jr., oldest son of 
John Borton and Ann, the projenitors. The children of Lottie and Roy 
Bortor were: — 

Blanch, b. : Only child. 

VII." Sarati C. Borton. daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth Ann* 
Tay!oi. niairied Orvil Mann. Their children were:— 

William, b. ; m. Phebe Struble. 

Zoe, b. : m. Albert Camber. 

Loyd, b. ; m. Alta Ovcrlander. 

Lydia, b. ; m. William Hicker. 

Susanah, b. ; m. William Boyce 

Mendrcl^ b. : m. Ma.eeye Hill. 

Orvill Manil died and Sarah C. married David Rosier. Xo issue 
from last marriage. 

VIII. William Mann, son of Sarah C. Borton and Orvil M:inn, mar- 
ried Phebe Struble. Their children were: — 

Howard Eugene, b. 
VIII. Zoc Mann, d'lughter of Sarah C. Borton and Orvil Mann, mir- 
ricd Albert Grmibcr. They have one child: — 

IHorencc, b. : m Blessing. 

VIIL Lydia Mann, dnighter of Sarah C. Borton and Orvil Mann, mir- 
:*icd William Ilicker. Their children were: — 

Zclla. b. 

Clara. 1>. 

Anna. b. 

Lee, b. 

NiuH, b. 
VIII. Mendrcl Mann, son of Sirah C. Bortc-n and Orvil Minn, inirried 
M;^ggie Tli 1. Their children were: — 

How«nrd, b. 

.\fildred. b. 

Lucile, b. 

Marjorie, b. 

John R., b. 
VII. Elizleth Borton, daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth Ann 
Taylor, married George Pancoast. Their children wcre:- 

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m. Ida Dean. 

Albert, b. ; m. Mary Holtzberg 

Mabel, b. ; m. Robert Poucher, 

Hariett, b. • . ; ^^' Walter Morton. 

Rose, b. 
VIII. Albert Pancoast, son of Elizabeth Borton and Georg^e Pancoast, 
married Mary Holtzberg. One child: — 

Helen, b. 
VIII. Mable Pancoast, daughter of Elizabeth Borton and George Pan- 
coast, married Robert Poucher. They have one child:— 

Elizabeth, b. 

VII. Rebecca Borton, daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth Ann 
Taylor, married George Hutchison. Their children were: — 

Arthur, b. ; m. Inez May ..:*.*..... 
Samuel, b. 

Arwilda, b. ; died in infancy. 

George, Jr., b. ; m. Carmine Fisher. 

VIII. George Hutchison, son of Rebecca Borton and George Hutchir>on, 
married Carmine Fisher. They have one cliild: — 

Mary Rebecca, b. .••-. 

At his home lour miles northeast of West Unity, on July 12, 1899, 
John Borton, at the age of' 78 years, 10 months anil 8 clays, pissed into 
that land which lies beyond the valley of the shadow of death. 

John Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffti-^n Borton, 
was born in Burlington county, N. J., 4-9 mo., 1820, one of a familv of 
eleven children. He traces his genealogy to one of three 'iM-others who 
came from England before the Revolutionary War. 

In the fall of 1836, he, in company with his mother, four brothers 
and two sisters, came west and settled in Fulton county, Ohio. 

From his earliest boyhood he was inspired with a determination 
and hope that laughed at obstacles that would have been unsurmountable 
barriers to one of the same age and experience. 

He purchased his farm of eighty acres in 1840 and went to work 
to make a home in the wilderness. 

On two different occasiofis he walked the entire 'distance between 
his new home and his old home in Burlington comity, X .J. 

He chopped several acres to pay for the carpenter work on the 
house in which he lived and died, besides felling the mighty forests on 
his own lands. 

Deprived of school privileges, he mastered the three R's so well 

that there were few men whose calculations were so nearly correct as 

his. Many could testify to rhi's remark, **I carry the scales in my head.'* 

He possessed a largeness of vision that enabled liim to meet coniinj^" 

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laughed at the discouraging features which ordinarily accompany new 
opportunities. He made them his own door into larger. possibilities. 

Noticing the dwarfed condition of the live stock of this section of 
the state, he brought Cotswool sheep from Canada, Moreno sheep from 
Vermont and Pennsylvania, short horned Durham cattle from Kentucky^ 
and Poland China hogs from eastern Ohio. His neighbors were many 
times amazed at the enormous prices he paid;' which on one occasion 
reached the large sum of .one thousand dollars for two cows. In all 
these ventures he succeeded, and his name became throughout this 
section of the country, and at the fairs for many miles in all directions, 
a synonym for high grade stock. 

Not only was he first in stock raising but in raising of all kinds ofr 
fruits and grains. His name associated with stock, fruit or grain was 
a guarantee of its being first-cla&s in quality. 

He succeeded financially to the extent that the land distributed 
among his children and others was ten hundred and twenty-seven acres^ . 
while his gifts in money and chattels reached well into thousands. 

He was a living example of what a young man can do, almost with- 
out money or education, if they have the one gift he possessed — a deter- 
mination to keep expenses inside the income. 

Nor was this his only ambition. Whether acting as fruit grower, 
farmer, stock-raised or shipper his must not only be as. good,, but he was 
not satisfied if his were not the best. . ., , - 

He believed in the excellency of the Republican party, the society 
of Friends, honesty, sobriety, loyalty. 

He was distinctively gifted in making home enjoyable. He re- 
tained his farm hands for years in succession. Almost a score of men, 
who had toiled in his service, came to shed tears and take leave of 
one for whom they had worked day iii and day Qut without.. jar or jangle. 
Mr. Borton bought and sold a great mauy.fai:4ns. He dealt onlv in 
good land. His motto was "Good land is cheap. at. any price, while poor 
land is dear at any price/' . :: . 

He was a lover of mus.c, while great portions of the scriptuers were 
vividly planted in his memory. . .; .: 

He was twice married. First in \^g to .EIi.zal)eth Ann Tavlor. To 
them were born ten children, eight' of whom sui:yive him. His wife 
died in 1887 and that same year he wjis united ip marriage to Rebecca ; 
Wise, the widow of Solomon Wise, of layette, 0.hix>, To them was born 
the comfort of their old age, Grace, who is closing" her eleventh year. 

It is a remarkable fact that Mr. Borton and two of his brothers died 

in the same year of their age. The. age at death was as follows: Nathan 

Borton, 78 years, 8'months and 19 days; Benjamin Borton, 78 years, 10 

months and 19 days, and John Borton, 78y^ars; 10 months and 8 days.'- 

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thirty-three grandchildren, and thirty great-grandchildren. 

He was laid to rest in the Friends cemetery. A large concourse 
of people followed him to his grave. He will live longest in the hearts 
of those who know him best. 

IV. Joseph Englc. son of Robert Engle and Rachel Yenicomb, married 
Mary Borton, daughter of Obadiah Borton and Susannah Butcher. 
Obadiah Borton was a son of John Borton, Jr., and first wife. John, Jr., 
was a son of John and Ann Borton, the projenitors. Their children 
were : — 

John, b. 16-8 mo., 1761 ; m .Lucy Brooks. 

Obadiah, b. 16-3 mo., 1763; m. Patience Cole. 

Aaron, b. 6-1 1 mo., 1764; m. Efither TTroth. 

Susannah, b. 22-^ mo., 1766; m. Stacy Haines. 

Phebe, b. ^-2 mo., 1769. 

Asa, b. 7-11 mo., 1770. 

Ann, b. 15-3 mo., 1774; m. John Troth. 

Joseph, b. 16-7 mo., 1776; m. Lydia Conrow. 

Rachel, b. 15-4 mo., 1783; died 14-1802. 

Mary died and Joseph married ^tary'StrattoUj daugjbtcr of Emanuel 
Stratton and Mary Joyce. No children by last marriage. " . ' 

John Troth and Esther Troth, who m-^rried Ann and Aaron Engle, 
were the children of Esther Bortonr and William Troth. 
y. Obadiah Engle. son of Mary Borton and Joseph Engle, married 
Patience Cole. Their children were as follows :— 

Ann, b. 17-3 mo., 1795; died 1807. ^ 

Job C, 1>. 13-12 mo., 1796; m. Louisa C. Farman. 

Arthur, b. 9-3 mo., 1799; ^^' Elizabeth C. Engle 

Aaron, b. G-\ mo., 1801 ; m. Albina Haines. 

Elizabeth, b. 5-2 mo., 1803; m. Abel Moore. 

Mary, b. 12-4 mo., 1805; m. Charles Burr, 

m. Lsaac Haines. 

Rachel, b. 24-6 mo., 1807; m. Asher Woolman. 

Samuel C, b. ii-i mo., 1810; m. Edith Sharp. 

Sarah Ann, b. 20-5 mo., 1812; m. Barclay Haines. 

Nathan, b. i-io mo., 1817; died single. 

Patience Cole was the daughter of Job Cole and Elizabeth Tomlin. 
VI. Aaron Engle, son of Obadiah Kngle and Patience Cole, marrie.i 
Albina Haines, a diughter of Abel Hainc$ and Elizabeth Stokes. Their 
children were: — 

Charles H.. b. ii-ii mo., 1840: m .Rebecca W. Wills, 6-3 mo., 1873, 

Aaron W., b. 31-5 mo., 1844: m. Sarah B. Lippincott, 20-11 mo., 1867. 

RebeccH W. Wills, wife of Ch?irles II. Engle, was the daughter of 
William S. \\'ills and Elizabeth Haines, daughter of Isaac H'iines and 
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V. Aaron Engle, son of Mary Borton and Joseph Engle, married Esther 
Troth, daughter of William Troth and Esther Borton. Esther was 
the daughter of William Borton and Deborah Hedge. William Troth 
was a son of Paul Troth and Deborah. Aaron Engle and Esther's 
children were: — 

Deborah, b. 5-1 mo., 1793; m. Joseph Haines. 

Paul, b. 22-10 mo., 1787; died single. 

Elizabeth, b. 17-9 mo., 1807; m. Joshua Borton. 

Esther, b. 2-9 mo., 1813; m. George T. Browning. 

Mary Ann, b. ; m. Isaac Hewlings. 

V. Ann Engle, daughter of Joseph Engle and Mary Borton, married 
John Troth, son of William Troth and Esther Borton. They had eight 
children : — 

Mary Troth, b. ; 1795; m. Charles Haines 

Charles, b. 14-2 mo., 1797; died 9-9 mo., 181 5. 

Deborah, b. 28-9 mo., 1798; m. David Haines. 

Susannah, b. 22-10 mo., 1800; m. Job Ballinger. 

Huldah, b. 2-1 1 mo., 1802; died 8-9 mo., 1815. 

Esther, b. 15-9 mo., 1804; m. Daniel Coate. 

Lucy Ann, b. 2-4 mo., 1807; m. Charles Burr 

John, b. 1812; died 1814. 
V. John Engle, son of Mary Borton and Joseph Engle, married Lucy 
Brooks. Their children were : — 

Mary Brooks, b. 14-9 mo., 1783; died 1793 

Thomas, b. 17-3 mo., 1792; died 1793. 

Joseph, b. 26-5 mo., 1794. 

Amasa, b. 12-12 mo., 1796. 

John, b. 23-9 mo., 1801. 

Samuel, b. 12-11 mo., 1803; m. Elizabeth Troth 

Charles, b. 14-7 mo., 1806; died 1821. 

Allen, b. 12-7 mo., 1810. 

Rachel Engle, daughter of Robert Engle and Rachel Venicomb, 
sister to Joseph Engle, married Abram Borton. 

IV. Abram had previously l)een married three times: 

1. 1756; m. Mary Andrews, died 1759; no issue. 

2. ; m. Charity Cattle, died 1761; no issue. 

3. 1764; m. Margaret Woolston, died 1767; no issue 

4. 1768; m. Rachel Engle. Five children: — 
Abram, b. 4-9 mo., 1769; died 1784. 

V. Joseph, b. 28-4 mo., 1771; m. Esther Dudley, 1792. 
Robert, b. 1773; died 1781. 

Rachel, b. 1774; m. Jacob Evans, 1795. 
V. Uriah, b. 1-12 mo., 1776; m. Mary Collins, 1798 

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Uriah Borton died in 1840. 

IV. John Borton, son of Obadiah Borton, Sr., and Mary Driver, 2nd 
wife, married. Hannah Haines, daughter of Thomas Haines and Hannah 
Their children were : — 

Mary, b. 10-3 mo., 1777; m. Isaac Dudley. 

Hannah, b. 2-12 mo., 1779; m. William Cooper. 

Rebecca, b. 25-12 mo., 1781; died 1805. 

Edward, b. 25-7 mo., 1783; m. Mary Braddock. Went west. 

Esther, b. 31-1 mo., 1785; m. John Collins. 

Abraham, b. ii-io mo., 1786; m. Mary Dudley. 

David, b. 28-2 mo., 1788; m. Ann Haines. (Widow). 

Abigail, b. 10-9 mo., 1789; m. Daniel Stratton, 1823. 

Asa, b. 10-4 mo., 1791. 

Jacob, b. 20-10 mo., 1792. 

Thomas, b. 21-4 mo., 1794; m Bullock. 

Elizabeth, b. 25-1 mo., 1798; m. Jacob Buckman, of Pennsylvania. 
John, b. 31-8 mo., 1778; m. Jemima Braddock. 

V. Mary Dudley, who married Abraham Borton, was the daughter of 
Joshua and Rachel Dudley. Mary and Jemima Braddock were sisters 
and were wives of Edward and John- Borton. They were daughters of 
Rheoboam Braddock and Jemima Darnell, daughter of John Darnell, 
the progenitor, and Hannah Borton. 

V. Abraham Borton, son of John Borton and Hannah Haines, married 
Mary Dudley. John Borton was a son of Obadiah Borton and Mary 
Driver. Obadiah was a son of John, Jr., who was a son of John Borton 
and Anne, the progenitors of the Borton family in America. Abraham 
and Mary Borton's children were: — 

Hannah, b. • ; m. Carlton P. Lippincott. 

Elwood T., b. 25-9 mo., 1812; m. Mary Wright, b. 18-6 mo., 1813. 

Lydia, b. ; m. Charles Brock. 

VI. Hannah Borton, daughter of Abraham Borton and Mary Dudley, 
married Carlton P. Lippincott. Their children were : — 

Elmina, b. ; m. John Stokes Borton. 

Thomas, b. ; m. 

Mary, b. ; m. Joseph B. Kille. 

Abigail, b. ; single. 

Lydia, b. ; m. 

Abraham, b. ; m. 

VL Elwood T. Borton, son of Abraham Borton and Mary Dudley, mar- 
ried Mary Wright, daughter of Nathaniel and Rebecca Wright. Their 
children were: — 

Sarah W., b. 9-3 mo., 1839; "i- James Megargee. 

Abraham, b. 21-2 mo., 1841 ; m. Mary Ellen Hunt. 

Elizabeth W., b. 19-12 mo., 1844: m. John Wesley Garwood. 

Thomas E., b. 17-7 mo., 1847; m. Amanda T. Doran. 



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VI. Lydia Borton, daughter of Abraham Borton and Mary Dudley, mar- 
ried Charles Brock. Their children were: — 

Rebecca, b. ; m. John Ford. 

Emma, b. ; m. David Young. 

John, b. ; m. Caroline Sharp. 

Mary, b. ; m. Franklin Search. 

Rjichel, b. ; m. Judson Kain. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. John Ford. (2nd wife). 

VII. Sarah W. Borton, daughter of Elwood T. Borton and Mary 
Wright, married James Megargee. Their children were:— 

George E., b. 

Anna Mary, b. 

Henrietta, b. ; died young. 

Elizabeth B., b. ; m. John M. Stow. 

Elwood Royal, b. ; m. Mary R 

J. Harrison, b. ; m. Margaret J. Carter 

William, b. ; died a young man. 
Ella B., b. 

VIII. Elizabeth Megargee, daughter of Sarah W. Borton and James 
Megargee, married John M. Stow. Their children were: — 

Henrietta, b. 

Clifford, b. 
VIII. J. Harrison Megargee, son of Sarah W. Borton and James 
Megargee, married Margaret J. Carter. Their children were: — 

Helen, b. 

Sarah, b. 
VII. Abraham Borton, son of Elwood T. Borton and Mary Wright, 
married Mary Ellen Hunt, daughter of Esaias Hunt and Mary Mason. 
They had two sons : — 

Walter G., b. 18-4 mo., 1871 ; m. Gertrude Cranmer 

Robert H., b. 12-3 mo., 1878; m. Myrtie Robinson. 
VII. Elizabeth W. Borton, daughter of Elwood T. Borton and Mary 
Wright, married John Weslay Garwood. Their children were: — 

Laura, b. ; m. Charles Knoth. 

Walter, b. ; died young.. 

Benjamin, b. 

Howard, b. ; died young. 

Elizabeth, b. ; died young. 

Carrie, b. ; m. Charles Kelley. 

Clarence, b. 
VII;^ Thomas E. Borton, son of Elwood T. Borton and Mary Wright, 
married Amanda T. Doran. They had one daughter:— 

Mary Eliza, b. 25-10 mo., 1875; died 9-2 mo., 1890. 
VI. Elwood T. Borton, Pemberton Borton and Benjamin Borton, mar- 
ried sisters, daughters of Xathaniel Wright and Reliance, his wife, of 



148 BORTON FAMILY 

DeRuyter, New York. Benjamin Borton's first wife was Abig"ail Bor- 
ton, daughter of Isaac Borton and his last wife, Elizabeth Wright. Pern- 
berton Borton married Anna Wright, 19-3 mo., 1840. 

John Borton, son of John Borton and Hannah Haines, also, John 
and William Borton, sons of Richard Borton and Rachel Braddock, are 
Aaron Borton, son of Joel Borton, were all ministers of the Society of 
Friends and each delivered the message as he believed it given to 
him for utterance. 

V. Edward Borton, son of John Borton and Hannah Haines, married 
Mary Braddock. John Borton was a son of Obadiah Borton and Mary 
Driver. Edward Borton and Mary Braddock's children were: — 

Job, b. 
James, b. 
Edward, b. 

VI. Job Borton, son of Edward Borton and Mary Braddock, married 
Their children were : — 

Emmor, b. 

Joseph, b. 

Abraham, b. 

Thomas, b. 
VI. James Borton, son of Edward Borton and Mary Braddock, married 
They had one daughter : — 

Elizabeth Ann, b. ; m Halley. 

VI. Edward Borton, Jr., son of Edward Borton and Mary Braddock, 
married They had one child : — 

Anna, b. 

V. Mary Borton, oldest child and daughter of John Borton and Hannah 
Haines, married Isaac Dudley. Mary was born 10-3 mo., 1777. Their 
children were: — 

David, b. 21-8 mo., 1803; m. 12-4 mo., 1827, Lydia Dudley 
w Isaac, Jr., b. b. 26-10 mo., 1805; died 26-4 mo., 1867. 
Aaron, b. i-ii mo., 1806. 

Nathan, b. 4-10 mo., 1808; died 30-7 mo., 1896. 
Abigail, b. 24-8 mo., 1810.. 
Edward, b. 6-10 mo., 1812*. 

VI. David Dudley, son of Isaac Dudley and Mary Borion, married 12-4 
mo., 1827, Lydia Dudley, daughter of Job and Rachel D\ulley. Their 
children were : — 

Martha Ann, b. 20-1 mo., 1828; died 4-4 nio., 1903. 
Mary B., b. 22-12 mo., 1829; m. Reuben P. Borton, 1862; died 5-12 
mo., 1903. 

Enoch R., b. 27-2 mo., 1833; m. 7-1 mo.. 1858, Beulah Ann Brown. 
Joseph A., b. 27-11 mo., 1835; m. Clara M .Haines. 



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Lydia Dudley, wife of David Dudley, died 11-8 mo., 1881. 
VII. Enoch R. Dudley, son of David Dudley and Lydia Dudley, mar- 
ried 7-1 mo., 1858, Beulah Ann Brown, daghter of Isaac Brown. They 
had one child: — 

Sarah Lydia, b. ii-ii mo., 1861 ; died 13-11 mo., 1873. 

VII. Joseph A. Dudley, son of David and Lydia Dudley, married Clara 
M. Haines. Their children were: — 

Howard J., b. 17-3 mo., 1874. 
Lydia R., b. 

VIII. Howard J. Dudley, son of Joseph A. Dudley and Clara M. 
Haines, married Their children were: — 

Mary Emma, b. ; deceased. 

Percy H., b. 

Warren E., b. ; deceased. 

VIII. Lydia R. Dudley, daughter of Joseph A. Dudley and Clara M. 
Haines, married Henry Wiber. They had one daughter. 
Mary Emma Wiber, b. 

Later Lydia R. married Theodore Foell. Their children were: — 
Theodore, Jr., b. 
Emma Louise, b. 

Mary Emma Wiber had her name changed to Foel|. 
V. David Borton, son of John Borton and Hannah Haines, b. 28-2 mo., 
1788, married Elizabeth Troth, daughter of Paul Troth, 15-10 mo., ' 
1812. Their children were: — 

Martha, b. ; m. Josiah Ballinger. 

Hannah T., b. ; m. Elwood Lukens. 

Deborah, b. ; m. Henry Warrick. 

Emeline C, b. ; m. Elwood Lukins, 2nd wife. 

John T., b. ; m. Rebecca Shields Jackson. 

Rebecca, b. ; died single. 

Sarah, b. ; died a young woman . 

David Borton married Anna Haines, widow, for his second wife, 
after the death of Elizabeth Troth. 

Martha Borton, daughter of David Borton and Elizabeth Troth, 
married Josiah Ballinger. Their children were: — 
Anna B., b. ; m. Isaac Powell. 

David T., b. ; m. Sarah B. Evans. 

Sarah Ann, b. ; m. Alfred Wills. 

Josiah, b. ; m. Ida Perkins. 

VI. Hannah T. Borton, daughter of David Borton and Elizabeth Troth, 
married Elwood Lukens. They had one daughter: — 
Lillie I., b. ; m. William Henry Rogers. 

Lillie I. Lukens and Henry Rogers have one child: — 
Helen Rogers, b. 
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Troth, married Henry C. Warrick, 30-3 mo., 1843. Their children were: 

Elizabeth B., b. 5-3 mo., 1844; m. Levi L. Walton, 25-2 mo., 1869. 
William H., b. 25-9 mo., 1847; m. Margaret A. Hollingshead. 

Richard A., b. 1-7 mo., 1849; "^' Margaret W. Coles. 
John B., b. 6-7 mo., 1854; m. Mary A. Hancock. 

Henry C. Warrick was born 23-7 mo., 1816, and deceased 11-7 mo., 
1864. Deborah A. Borton, born 27-5 mo., 1820, died 23-10 mo., 1863. 

Elizabeth B. Warrick, daughter of Deborah A. Borton and Henry 
C. Warrick, married Levi L. Walton. Their children were: — 

Deborah A., b. 2-10 mo., 1871; m. Henry B. Coles, 18-10 mo., 1894. 

Harry R., b. 19-12 mo., 1873. 

Aubrey Spencer, b. 3-12 mo., 1877; m. Mabel S. Dudley. 

Levi L., Jr., b. 15-1 mo., 1880; m. Anna W. Kirkbride. 

Slias, b. 7-2 mo., 1870; m. Mary B. Jones. 

Silas Walton, son of Elizabeth B. Warrick and Levi L. Walton, 
married Mary B. Jones. They have two children: — 

Joseph L., b. 26-10 mo., 1897. 

Elizabeth, b. 15-7 mo., 1903. 

Deborah A. Walton, daughter of Elizabeth B. Warrick and Levi L. 
.Walton, married Henry B. Coles, 18-10 mo., 1894. Their children were: 

Marguerite, b. 17-12 mo., 1896. 

Charles Benjamin, b. 28-4 mo., 1899. 

Henry Walton, b. 3-12 mo., 1905. 

Aubrey Spencer Walton, son of Elizabeth B. Warrick and Levi L. 
.Walton, married Mabel S. Dudley, 20-2 mo., 1901. Their children w^ere: 

Elizabeth Borton, b. 10-10 mo., 1902; died 10-10 mo., 1902. 

Sarah Dudley, b. 8-12 mo., 1903. 

Deborah Walton, b. 28-10 mo., 1906. 

Levi L. Walton, Jr., son of Elizal)eth B. Warrick and Levi L. 
Walton, Sr., married Anna W. Kirkbride, 23-3 mo., 1904. They have 
one son: — 

Norman K., b. 1-3 mo., 1906. e 

William H. Warrick, son of Deborah A. Borton and Henry C. War- 
rick, married 3-9 mo., 1867, Margaret A. Hollingshead. Their children 
were : — 

William Roland, b. 27-9 mo., 1873; m. Marion Deacon. 

Howard Thomas, b. 22-11 mo., 1877; ""» .Katharyn Conrey 

William H. Warrick deceased 8-7 mo., 1899. 

William Roland Warrick, son of William H. Warrick and Margaret 
A. Hollingshead, married Marrian Deacon, 11-6 mo., 1902. They have 
one daughter: — 

Eleanor Louise, b. 

Howard T. Warrick, son of William H. Warrick and Margaret A. 
Hollingshead, married Katharyn Conrey, 16-11 mo., 1905. 

Richard A. Warrick, son of Deborah A. Borton and Henry C. War- 



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rick, married Margaret W. Coles, 13-2 mo., 1878. Deborah A. Boiion 
was a daughter of David Borton and first wife, Elizabeth Troth. David 
was a son of John Borton and Hannah Haines. John was a son of 
Obadiah Borton and second wife, Mary Driver. Obadiah was a son of 
John, Jr., and first wife, and John, Jr., was a son of John Borton and 
Ann, the immigrants to America. Richard A. Warrick and Mar^faret 
W. Coles' children were: — 

Esward Morris, b. 26-9 mo., 1882. 

Mahlon Henry, b. 22-3 mo., 1879. 

Raymond Coles, b. 10-7 mo., 1884; m. Ivy B. Shemeley, lo-i mo., 
1906. 

John B. Warrick, son of Deborah A. Borton and Henry C. War- 
rick, married Mary A. Hancock, 12-12 mo., 1878. Their children were: — 

George Hancock, b. 29-6 mo., 1880; m. Caroline H. Leeds. 

Helen, b. 13-2 mo., 1895. 

George Hancock Warrick, son of John B. Warrick and Mary A. 
Hancock, married Caroline H. Leeds, 20-1 mo., 1904. They have one 
daughter: — 

Elizabeth Leeds, b. 1-8 mo., 1906. 

John T. Borton, son of David Borton and Elizabeth Troth, married 
Rebecca Shields Jackson. Their children were: — 

Lydia, b. ; m. Percy Powell. 

William, b. ; m. A;:uba 

Henry, b. : died single. 

Sadie, b. ; single. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Horace Powell. 

Martha Borton, daughter of David Borton and Elizabeth Troth, 
Avas born 15-10 mo., 181 5, and married Josiah Ballinger, 18-3 mo., 1847. 
Their children were: — 

Levi, b. 21-2 mo., 1848; died 14-3 mo., 1848. 

Anna E., b. 2-4 mo., 1849; m. Isaac Powell. 

David T., b. 5-9 mo., 1851; m. Sarah B. Evans. 

Sarah A., b. 22-9 mo., 1853; m. Alfred Wills. 

Josiah R., b. 10-9 mo., 1858; m. Ida Perkins. 

Martha Borton Ballinger deceased 12-7 mo., 1884, and Josiah 
Ballinger, 11-2 mo., 1901. 

Anna E. Ballinger, daughter of Josiah Ballinger and Martha Borton, 
married Isaac Powell. They had two sons:- 

Benajah, M. D., b. ; m. 

Josiah, b. ; m. 

David T. Ballinger, son of Martha Borton and Josiah Ballinger, 
married Sarah B. Evans, b. 21-10 mo., 1852. They, were married on 
19-12 mo., 1876 and their children were: — 

Hermon S., b. 30-11 mo., 1877. 

Harry B., b. 20-6 mo., 1879; m. 7-10 mo., 1903, Ida M. Pancoast. 



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Anna M., b. 7-8 mo., 1882. 

David T., Jr., b. 13-11 mo., 1883. 

William E., b. 28-2 mo., 1886. 

Ethelind, b. 22-6 mo., 1888; died 4-12 mo., 1888. 

Raymond L., b. 16-10 mo., 1891. 

Josiah Ballinger, father of David T. Ballinger, was born 18-9 mo., 
f8i8. 

Hannah T. Borton, second daughter of David Borton and Elizabeth 
Troth, married Elwood Lukens. They had one daughter: — 

Lillie I. Lukens, b. ; m. William Henry Rogers: 

To Lillie L Lukens and William Henry Rogers was born one child : 

Helen Rogers, b. 

Hannah T. Borton died and Elwood Lukens then married her sis- 
ter, Emeline C. Borton, by whom he had two children: — 

Josephine, b. ; died unmarried. 

Harry Stockton, b. ; m. Katie Nangle. 

Harry Stockton Lukens and Katie Nangle had one child: — 

Bertha N. Lukens, b. 
V. John Borton, son of John Borton and Hannah Haines, married 
Jemima Braddock, daughter of Rehoboam Braddock and Jemima Dar- 
nell. Their children were: — 

Barzilla, b. ; died single. 

John, b. ; m. Keturah Haines, 

m. Martha Woolman. 
m. Sarah Busby, widow Warner. 

Jemima, b. ; m.Levi Ballinger, 

m. David Walton. 

Esther, b. ; m. William Glover. 

Pemberton, b. ; m. Anna Wright. 

Caroline, b. ; m. David Davis. 

VL John Borton, son of John Borton and Jemima Braddock, married 
Keturah Haines, first wife, daughter of Joseph Haines and Hannah 
Maxwell. Their children were: — 

Joseph H., b. 23-11 mo., 1827; m. Henrietta Haines. 

George B., b. 5-7 mo., 1830; m. Susannah Wills. 
VIL Joseph H. Borton, son of John Borton and Keturah Haines, mar- 
ried Henrietta Haines, daughter of Joseph Haines and Deborah. Troth. 
They have one daughter: — 

Josephine H., b. ; m. Joseph H. Marvil. 

Vn. Joseph H. Borton, son of John Borton and Keturah Haines, was 
born in Burlington county, New Jersey, 23-11 mo., 1827. He married 
Henrietta Haines, daughter of Joseph Haines and Deborah Troth, and 
located at Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1866, and purchased the Dennis 
Cottage of twenty-four room^-, to which he built additions from time 
to time until 1892, when he built the New Dennis Hotel, which contains 




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two hundred and thirty-six bed chambers, single and in suite, and the 
hotel can accomodate four hundred and eighty-six guests. It is equipped 
with forty-eight private baths and four salt water baths. The ground 
occupied is 85 by 200 feet, and the building is five stories high, and the 
largest in the state of New Jersey. Joseph H. Borton sold the property^ 
in 1900 to his nephew, by marriage, Walter J. Bushy, who has again' 
remodelled the same as shown in the cut. Joseph owned and conducted 
this hotel for thirty-four years. He has been identified with all of the 
improvements of Atlantic City, was a member of the city council for 
many years, and for twenty-one years was president of the city boarcF 
of health; helped to secure the present garbade crematory and hospital^ 
and also fathered the sinking of the first artesian well, for which the 
city is famous, also the deep well of free dispensing water. He also- 
helped both by his money and influence to further all business and 
municipal improvements. The first lumber company, water works,- 
sewerage company, and all of the railroads which enter the city. None 
of these early projects could be considered profitable. He is still in- 
terested in the city gas works, and the Atlantic City National Bank, 
which are remunerative. Joseph H. Borton and Henrietta Haines had 
but one child, Josephine H. She married Joseph H. Marvil, and resides, 
at Atlantic City, New Jersey. Henrietta Haines, wife of Joseph H. 
Borton, died 17-4 mo., 1907. 

Joseph H. Borton represents one of that number who through thrift 
and business sagacity has risen from poverty to opulence, and has become 
a leading factor in the city where he resides. 

VII. George B. Borton, son of John Borton and Keturah Haines, mar- 
ried Susannah Wills, 13-4 mo., 1859, daughter of Aaron Wills and Martha. 
Jarret. Aaron was a son of Samuel Wills and Grace Rogers. George 
Borton and Susannah's children were: — 

Frank L., b. 23-2 mo .,1863; m. Charlotte Geren, 15-8 mo., 1888. 
C. Walter, b. 20-1 mo., 1867; ni. Sarah Carter. 
George W., b. 6-1 1 mo., 1870; m. Elizabeth Lippincott. 
J. Harvey, b. 12-9 mo., 1872; unmarried. 
Emily Wills, b. 22-2 mo., 1865; m. Walter J. Busby. 
J. Howard, b. 5-1 1 mo., i860; disd 4-4 mo., 1872. 
Keturah Haines died in 1842 a\ d John Borton married Martha^ 
Woolman. They had three children: — 

Rebecca W., b. 12-9 mo., 1846; m. George W. Kirkbride. 

John W., b. 23-9 mo., 1850; single, drowned oflf Long Branch, 1874^ 

James C, b. 12-6 mo., 1852; m. 

VIII. Frank L. Borton, son of George B. Borton and Susannah Wills, 
married Charlotte Geren, 15-8 mo., 1888, of Columbus, Ohio. They had 
one daughter: — 

Helen Wills, b. 18-8 mo., 1889. 

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bridge of Evanston, 111., where they reside. Office rooms 61-62, No. 
4 Sherman St., Chicago, 111. 

Martha Woolman died and John Borton married Sarah Busby, 
widow Warner. No children. 

VIII. Emily Wills Borton, daughter of George B. Borton and Susannah 
Wills, married Walter J. Busby, proprietor of the Hotel Dennis, At- 
lantic City, N. J. They have two sons: — 

J. Howard, b. 12-10 mo., 1893. 

George H., b. 4 mo., 1896. 
VIII. C. Walter Borton, son of George B. Borton and Susannah Wills, 
married Sarah Carter, daughter of John E. Carter, of Germantown, Pa. 
They have throe children: — 

Faith, b. 24-8 mo., 1899. 

John Carter, b. 12-1 mo., 1901. 

Hugh, b. 14-5 mo., 1903. 

They reside in Moorestown, N. J. His office, Provident Life and 
Trust Co., Chestnut and 4th streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 
VIII. George W. Borton, son of George B. Borton and Susannah Wills, 
married Elizabeth Lippincott, daughter of Joseph K. Lippincott, of 
Haddonfield, N. J. They have one daughter: — 

Gertrude, b. 31-5 mo., 1904. 

George W. Borton resides at Haddonfield, N. J.. He is of the firm 
of Borton, Tierney & Co., Stephen Girard Building, Fourth Street, near 
Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

VIII. J. Harvey Borton, son of George B. Borton and Susannah Wills, 
b. 12-9 mo., 1872, unmarried, resides at Moorestown, N. J. Place of 
business, Haines Jones and Cadbury Co., 1136 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia. 
VI. John Borton, son of John Borton and Jemima Braddock, married 
Keturah Haines, first wife. She died and John then married Martha 
Woolman, by whom he had three children. 

VIII. Rebecca W. Borton married George W. Kirkbride. They have 
one daughter: — 

Jean \\'oolman, b. 13-4 mo., 1872. 

VIII. James C. Borton, son of John Borton and Martha Woolman, 
married Their children were : — 

Effie Florence, b. 18-3 mo., 1874; single. 
Chailes Stanley, b. 1-12 mo., 1875; ""*• Martha Hamilton Kelley. 

IX. Charles Stanley Borton and Jaartha Hamilton Kelley have four 
children: — 

X. Elizabeth Jamison, b. 29-1 mo., 1902. 
Martha Frances, b. 31-8 mo., 1903. 

John Stanley, b. 29-12 mo., 1904; died 16-5 mo., 1906 
Charles Stanley, Jr., b. 31-1 mo., 1907. 

Keturah Haines, first wife of John Borton, was the daughter of 
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John Maxwell, the son of John Maxwell and Hannah Matlack. 

David Davis, who married Caroline Borton, was the son of David 
Davis and Mary Haines. 

Joseph Haines was the son of Isaiah Haines and Sarah Wilkins. 

VI. Caroline Borton, daughter of John Borton and Jemima Braddock, 
married David Davis in 1840. Their children were: — 

Mark, b. 11-5 mo., 1842; m. Sue W. Satterthwaite. 
Mary, b. 13-1 mo., 1844; m. Chalkley B. Zelley. 
John Borton, b. 26-12 mo., 1846; m. Phebe Ann Bowne. 
David Walton, b. 1-4 mo., 1849; ^^* Rachel S. Huston. 
Benjamin, b. 27-11 mo., 185 1; m. Ruth A. Perkins, 

m. Margaret B. Hilyard. 
Charles, b. 2i-i mo., 1854; m. Sarah H. Taylor. 

VII. Mark Davis, son of Caroline Borton and David Davis, married 
Sue W. Satterthw-ait. Their children were: — 

Eva, b. 16-11 mo., 1886. 

Raymond, b. 7-X0 mo., 1888, 

Mary, b. 11-4 mo., 1891. 

Arthur, b. 7-12 mo., 1895; died 16-10 mo., 1896. 

Minnie Sue, b. 9-10 mo., 1899. 

Caroline Borton and David Davis were married in "Old Evesham 
Meeting House," Friends, 24-12 mo., 1840. Mary Davis Zelley and 
Chalkley B. Zelley were married in Burlington county, N. J., 15-2 mo., 
1870. 

VII. Mary Davis, daughter of Caroline Borton and David Davis, mar- 
-ried Chalkley B. Zelley. Their children were: — 

Caroline Borton, b. 13-5 mo., 1872. 

Herbert Chalkley, b. 22-y mo., 1873; died 10 mo., 1873. 

Emmor, b. 3-10 mo., 1875; ""*• Martha Gaunt. 

Pearl, b. 15-10 mo., 1879. 

VII. John Borton Davis, son of Caroline Borton and David Davis, 
married Phebe Ann Bowne. Their children were: — 

Elizabeth, b. 1872; died 1872. 

Caroline Borton, b. 9-10 mo., 1873; m. Aaron Gaunt. 
Anna Bowne, b. 5 mo., 1875 m. William C. Jones. 
Phebe A., b. ; died. 

VIII. Caroline Borton Davis, daughter of John Borton Davis and Phebe 
Ann Bowne. married Aaron Gaunt. Their children were : — 

Edwin Aaron, b. 27-11 mo., 1897. 

John Davis, b. 9-4 mo., 1899. 

Caroline, b. 16-4 mo., 1905. 
VII. Benjamin Davis, son of Caroline Borton and David Davis, mar- 
ried Ruth A. Perkins. They had one child: — 

Abraham Perkins, b. 7-10 mo., 1888. 

Later Benjamin married Margaret B. Hilyard. There were no 



156 BORTON FA^illLY 

children by the last marriage. 

VII. David Walton Davis, son of Caroline Borton and David Davis, 

married Rachel S. Huston. Their children were: — 

Anna H., b. 3-1 1 mo., 1881. 

Ida, b. 6-4 mo., 1884; died 31-8 mo., 1887. 

Samuel H., b. 5-8 mo., 1887. 

Viola, b. 21-9 mo., 1889. 

David \V., b. 25-6 mo., 1892. 

Earl, b. 31-12 mo., 1896. 

The portrait of John Borton, which adorns another page of this 
book, was secured by Caroline Borton, his daughter, and the original is 
now in the possession of Mary Davis Zelley.* She also has an elaborate, 
"Rising Sun'' quilt made by Caroline Borton Davis, when a little girl, 
she being thus engaged while her parents were visiting their Borton 
friends in, what was then, "The Wilderness of Ohio.'' The material of 
which the quilt is made, was fashioned for Caroline by her school teacher, 
thus we see kindergarten work was begun even in that early day. The 
quilt is well preserved and still brilliant in its colors. 

David Davis, who married Caroline Borton, daughter of John Bor- 
ton and Jemima Braddock, was the son of David Davis and Mary Haines, 
daughter of John Haines and Mary Shreeve. David Davis, Sr., was a 
son of David Davis and Martha Cole. 

VI. Jemima Borton, daughter of John Borton and Jemima Braddock, 
married Levi Ballinger. Their children were: — 

John, b. 26-1 mo., 1832; m. Rebecca Walton, 22-1 mo., 1857. 

Isaac S., b. 25-10 mo., 1834; m. Elizabeth Kuechle. 

Charles, b. 15-2 mo., 1837; m. Maria Louisa Gibbs. 

m, Anna Eliza Roberts, 
m. Julia Ann Lippincott, 
m. Rebecca N. Gibbs. 

Levi, Jr., b. ; m. Sarah M. Lippincott, 15-3 mo., 1864, 

m. Rebecca Hollingshead, 18-11 mo., 1887^ 

VII. John Ballinger, son of Jemima Borton and Levi Ballinger, married 
Rebecca Walton, daughter of David and Sarah Walton, 22-1 mo., 1857. 
J. heir children were: — 

Caroline, b. 20-12 mo., 1859; m. John Moon, 20-12 mo., 1888. 
David Walton, b. 5-4 mo., 1863; m. Jessie Moon, 10-10 mo., 1889. 
John Ballinger died 28-9 mo., 1900. 

VIII. Caroline Ballinger, daughter of John Ballinger and Rebecca Wal- 
ton, married John Moon. Their children were: — 

Rebecca Moon, b. 10-5 mo., 1890. 

Marthena Davis, b. 29-5 mo., 1892. 
VIII. David Walton Ballinger, son of John Ballanger and Rebecca Wal- 
ton, married Jessie F. Moon. Their children were:— 

Anita Moon, b. 2-2 mo., 1891. 




Quilt pieced by Caroline Borton Davis 



I'HK -RISING SI:N'' QUILT 
This quilt was pieced by Caroline Borton 
when a little ^irl while her father (the preacher) 
and mother were on a \on\x dri\ino; visit to Ohio. 

The quilt is a ''Risinii; Sun/' pieced of 
sprigged calico in beautiful reds, shading off to 
soft pinks; charninij; ijjreens shadini^; down to buff; 
and quaint browns. 

The stars in the corners are against a back- 
i^round of sprii2:L;ed blue. The graduation of 
colors produces a most pleasinii; effect, \\hich with 
the harmony of the whole color scheme makes the 
quilt a work of art. 



'. - GENEALOGY. 157 

Florence Gertrude, b. 2-1 1 mo., 1902. 
John Roland, b. 4-10 mo., 1895. 

VII. Isaac S. Ballinger, son of Jemima Borton and Levi Ballinger, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Kuechle, who was b. 28-3 mo., 1843. Their children 
-were : — 

Leila, b. 21-6 mo., 1865; "^- Huston Wyeth, b. 8-7 mo., 1863. 
Nellie, b. 25-7 mo., 1868; m. Herbert Byron Coutler. 
Charles Albert, b. 21-1 mo., 1873; died 23-9 mo., 1900 
May, b. 9 mo., 1870; died in 11 months. 

VIII. Leila Ballinger, daughter of Isaac S. Ballinger and Elizabeth 
Kuechle, married Huston Wyeth, 4-4 mo., 1883. Their children were: — 

William Maxwell, b. 12-5 mo., 1884. 

Leila Maud, b. 5-9 mo., 1885. 

Alison, b. 17-2 mo., 1888. 

John, b. y-z mo., 1892. 
VIII. Nellie Ballinger, daughter of Isaac S. Ballinger and Elizabeth 
Kuechle, married Herbert Byron Coulter, 1-12 mo., 1889. They had two 
children, twins, b. 11-9 mo., 1890: — 

Elsie, b. 1 1-9 mo., 1890. 

Adel, b. 1 1-9 mo., 1890. 

Isaac S. Ballinger died 25-1 mo., 1887. He was the second son of 
Jemima Borton Ballinger. 

VIL Charles Ballinger, son of Jemima Borton and Levi Ballinger, mar- 
ried Maria Louisa Gibbs, daughter of Edward Curtiss Gibbs and Eliza- 
beth Troth, 27-11 mo., 1859. Their children were: — 

Edward Gibbs, b. 6-3 mo., 1861 ; died 17-1 mo., 1882. 

Mary Alice, b. 25-11 mo., 1866. 

Anna Maria, b. 13-7 mo., 1871 ; died 9-10 mo., 1871. 
VIII. Mary Alice Ballinger, daughter of Charles Ballinger and Maria 
T^ouisa Gibbs, married Francis H. Wilkinson, 25-1 r mo., 1891. They 
have one son : — 

• Charles Kirk, b. 21-8 mo., 1894. 

VII. Levi Ballinger, Jr., son of Jemima Borton and Levi Ballinger, Sr., 
niarriefl Sarah M. Lippincott. Their children were: — 

David L., b. 24-1 mo., 1866; m. Elizal)eth H. Ridgevvay, 7-3 mo., 1888. 
Martha M., b. 21-4 mo., 1868; m. Isaac Collins, 19-3 mo., 1890. 
Sarah R.. b. 30-8 mo., 1874; died 4 mo., 1879, in the fifth year of 
her age. 

VIII. David L. Ballin^.'-er, son of Levi Ballinger, Jr., and Sarah M. 
Lippincott, married Elizal)eth H. Rid^vvay, daughter of Samuel P. and 
Isabelle Ridgvvay. Their children were: — 

Mabel S., b. ii-io mo., 1889. 
Grace R., b. 9-12 mo., 1891 . 
Levi, b. 22-3 mo., 1895. 



158 BORTON FAMILY 

Clarence David, b. 25-3 mo., 1907. 
VIII. Martha M. Ballinger, daughter of Levi Ballinger, Jr., and Sarah 
M. Lippincott, married Isaac Collins. Their children w^ere: — 

Harold L., b. 4-1 mo., 1892. 

Sarah Ethel, b. 16-3 mo., 1894. 

Earl Russell, b. 19-7 mo., 1896. 

V. Pemberton Borton, son of John Borton and Jemima Braddock, born 
28-2 mo., 1816, died 27-1 mo., 1871, married Anna Wright. 2 mo., 1840, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Rebecca Wright of DeRuyter, N. Y. Anna 
Wright was born 21-1 mo., 1818 and died 2-2 mo., 1868. Their children 
were : — 

Esther, b. 17-12 mo., 1840; m. Samuel Snitcher. 
Meribah W., b. ; m. William C. Rogers, 21-11 mo., 1866. 

Cornelia W., b. 14-5 mo., 1843; m. Charles L. Griscom. 
Jemima, b. 28-6 mo., 1845; died unmarried 29-11 mo., 1870. 
Emily R., b. 1847; died unmarried 23-2 mo., 1869. 
Hannah, b. 8-3 mo., 1852; died unmarried 27-11 mo., 1871. 
Sarah A., b. 9-6 mo., 1856; m. Edwin Heacock, 

m. Hartwell Barber. 

VI. Esther Borton, daughter of Pemberton Borton and Anna Wright^ 
married Samuel Snitcher of Salem, N. J., in 1871. They had one child 
which died at the age of one year. 

VI. Meribah Borton, daughter of Pemberton Borton and Anna Wright^ 
married William C. Rogers of Mount Laurel, N. J. Their children were : 

Anna Mary, b. 24-1 mo., 1868; died 17-2 mo., 1871. 
Emily B., b. 17-5 mo., 1871 ; m. Dr. Walter W. Gardiner. 
William B., b. i-io mo., 1873; died 9-5 mo., 1885. 

VII. Emily B. Rogers, daughter of Meribah Borton and William C- 
Rogers, married Dr. Walter W. Gardiner, of Moorstown, New Jersey. 
They have one son: — 

Walter W. Gardiner, Jr., born 20-2 mo., 1905. 

VII. Cornelia W. Borton, daughter of Pemberton Borton and Anna i 
Wright, married Charles L. Griscom, son of Benjamin and Theodosia I 
L. Griscom, iwa wi c d Martha H e a l. Th» y have one ehild : — j 

Benjamin C, born 6-8 mo., 1872; m. Mary Shoemaker. 

Pemberton B., b. 6-8 mo., 1872: m. Martha Heal. (Twins). 

Charles H., b. 29-10 mo., 1874; m. Lillian Horner. 

Herbert, b. 13-2 mo., 1877; unmarried. 

William C, b. 17-3 mo., 1880; m. 21-11 mo., 1907, Hannah Adams. ] 

Edwin A., b. 8-5 mo., 1883; m. Sarah Small. I 

VIII. Pemberton B. Griscom, son of Cornelia W. Borton and Charles 
L. Griscom, married Martha Heal. They have one ch*ld: — 

Verna A., born, 12-8 mo., 1903. 

Charles L. Griscom was born 17-10 mo., 1832, and died 30-12 mo., 

1895. ^ 




Pemberton Borton 




Anna Wright Borton 



GENEALOGY. 159 

VIII. Charles H. Griscom, son of Cornelia W. Borton and Charles L. 
Griscom, marriecl Lillian Horner of Mount Holly, New Jersey, 3-4, 1907. 
VIII. Edwin A. Griscom, son of Cornelia W. Borton and Charles L. 
Griscom, married Sarah Small of Indian Mills, N. J., 27-6 mo., 1906. 

VII. Sarah A. Borton, daughter of Pemberton Borton and Anna Wright, 
married Edwin Heacock of Ohio. They had one daughter: — 

Emma, b. 10-9 mo., 1880; m. William Corbin. 

Edwin Heacock died 29-6 mo., 1883, and Sarah married Hartwell 
Barber of Adrian, Michigan, 18-9 mo., 1889. Their children were: — 
Helen E., b. 2-2 mo., 1891. 
Clifford H., b. 25-8 mo., 1893. 

VIII. Emma A. Heacock, daughter of Sarah A. Borton and Edwin Hea- 
cock, married William Corbin of Chicago, 111. They have two children: 

Alice, b. 1 1-8 mo., 1901. 
Edwin, b. 26-9 mo., 1904. 

V. Ephraim Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, married 
Mary Burrough. Their children were: — 

Azariah, b. ; m .Rachel Stafford. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. John Wady. 

Eflen, b. ; m Laconey. 

Rachel, b. ; m. Joseph Day. 

Samuel, b. ; m. Elizabeth Stratton. 

VI. Samuel Borton, son of Ephraim Borton and Mary Burrough, married 
Klizabeth Stratton, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Stratton. Their 
children were: — 

Grace S., b. m. 22-6 mo., 1837; single. 

Joseph E., b. 16-6 mo., 1839; m. Elizabeth Seeds. 

Susanna H., b. i-i mo., 1841 ; m. Ner B. Borton. 

Sarah R., b. 11-8 mo., 1843; ""*• Avery Morgan. 

Mary, b. 3-5 mo., 1845. 

Elizabeth, b. 19-7 mo., 1849. 

Anna M., b. 25-4 mo., 1853. 

VI. Azariah Borton, son of Ephraim Borton and Mary Burrough, mar- 
ried Rachel Stafford. Their children were: — 

Mary Annie, b. 

One son ; dl the children are dead. 

VII. Joseph E. Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Elizabeth Stratton, 
married Elizabeth Seeds. Their children were: — 

Harry, b. 

Clark, b. 

Wid, b. 

Lavina, b. 

Minnie, b. 
VII. Susanna H. Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Elizabeth 
Stratton, married Ner B. Borton, son of Ner Borton and Ruth H. Pea- 



160 BORTON FAMILY 

cock. Ner Borton, Sr., was a son of Richard Borton and Rachel Brad- 
dock, while Richard was a son of Caleb Borton and Silence Willetts. 

Susanna and Ner B. Borton's children were : — 

Chalkley, b. 30-6 mo., 1862. 

Thomas E., b. 5-8 mo., 1867; m. Rebecca K. Bodine. 
VIII. Thomas B. Borton and Rebecca have one son: — 

John Ner, b. 
VII. Sarah R. Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Elizabeth Strat- 
ton, married Avery Morgan. They have one son: — 

Edgar T., b. 22-8 mo., 1872; m. Nettie Elizabeth Ashley. 
VI. Elizabeth Borton, daughter of Ephraim Borton and Mary Burrough, 
married John Wady. They had one daughter: — 

Rachel, b. ; m. Charles Baldwin. 

Charles died and left a son, Charles Baldwin, Jr. 
VI. Ellen Borton, daughter of Ephraim Borton and Mary Burrough, 
married Laconey. Their children were : — 

George, b. 

Also, a daughter. 

VI. Rachel Borton, daughter of Ephraim Borton and Mary Burrough, 
married Joseph Day. Their children were: — 

Mary, b. ; m. Samuel Crawford. 

VII. Mary Day, daughter of Rachel Borton. and Joseph Day, married 
Samuel Crawford. Their children were: — 

Jane, b. 

Rhoda, b. 

Joseph, b. 
VI. Samuel Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mercy Owen, was born 
in Burlington county, N. J., 1802, and came with his parents to Lexing- 
ton, Stark county, Ohio, in 1810. His parents were "Hixite Friends," 
and his father followed the occupation of farming and the making of 
brick, which he taught to his sons. When he reached his majority, he 
united in marriage with Mahala Xash, by whom he had eight children, 
four sons and four (laughters; of these only one son and two daughters 
survive him, this 1907, T. Artemas Borton, M. D., of Plymouth, Indiana, 
Miss Louisa A. Borton and Mrs. Rhoda A. Johnson of Bourbon, Indiana. 
Samuel Borton was a friend to progress and improvement. He carved out 
for himself a home from the primeval forests of Ohio, and helped to im- 
prove the commercial and educational advantages of the county in which 
he lived. He continued to beautify and enjoy his home at Marlborough, 
Ohio, until the time of his death, which occurred at the age of 55 years. 
He was a student of the Bible, well versed in history and kept fully 
posted as to all living issues of his day and time. After his death tlie 
family removed to near Plymouth, Indiana, where th<i mother resided 
until the time of her death. 



GENEALOGY. 361 

In a letter written by Samuel Borton, dated Marlboroug^h, Ohio, 
3012 mo., 1852, some five years before his decease, he portrays his 
belief as to the Great Ruler of the Universe in the following stanzas. 
That there must be a Great Supreme, 

Who rules both land and sea. 
And the planets in their orbits roll. 
With such velocity. 

He hears the young ravens when they cry, 

He formed the lions' den. 
And to the Pelican in the wilderness, 

He sustenance doth send. 

Why should we not such a being love? 

And attend each secret call. 
For if he protection should withdraw, 
We must into anniliation fall. 
His letter closes with the following: 
And now I bid you all adieu, 
"^ I have nothing more to say, 

But hope our love and friendship to renew 
Upon some future day. 

SAMUEL BORTON. 
VL Samuel Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mercy Owen, married 
Mahala Nash. Their children were: — 

Albert, b. ; m. Lavina Wood. 

ni. Minerva Johnson. 
Amos, b. ; m. Mary Cooper. 

T. Artemas, M. D., b. ; m. Jane Edith Green. 

Elizabeth M., b. ; m. Jacob Meek Lanning, M. D. 

Louisa, b. ; single. 

Rhoda A., b. ; m. Luther Johnson, ^I. D. 

Jane, b. ; died young. 

Israel M., b. ; died in childhood. 

VIL Albert Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mahala Nash, married 
Lavina Wood. They had one son : — 

Alonzo W. Borton, b. ; m. Alice Milice. 

Later, Albert Borton married Minerva Johnson. Their children 
were : — 

Jane, b. 

Luther Henry, b. ; m. Malvina Bebee. 

Lillie, b. 

Lura, b. 

Edith, b. 



162 BORTON FAMILY 

Mary, b. 
VIII. Alonzo Wood Borton, son of Albert Borton and Lavina Wood, 
married Alice Milice. They had one son: — 

Frank O. ,b. 
VIII. Luther Henry Borton, son of Albert Borton and Minerva Johnson, 
married Malvina Bebee. They had one daughter: — 

Francis B., b. 

VII. Amos Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mahala Nash, married 
Mary Cooper. Their children were: — 

Frederick Samuel, b. ; m. Harriet Brown. 

Chester Cooper, b. ; m. Lilla Kelly. 

Thomas Ernest, b. ; m. Elizabeth Lewis. 

VIII. Frederick S. Borton, son of Amos Borton and Mary Cooper, 
married Harriet Brown. They had two children: — 

Eleanor, b. 

Samuel, b. 
VIII. Chester Cooper Borton, son of Amos Borton and Mary Cooper 
married Lilla Kelly. They have one son : — 

Earl, b. 
VIII. Thomas Ernest Borton, son of Amos Borton and Mary Cooper, 
married Elizabeth Lewis. They have three children: — 

Marian, b. 

Gene, b. 

Robert Cooper, b. 
VIII. Frederick S. Borton, of Cleveland, is the capable and genial secre- 
tary of the Ohio State Golf association, 1907. He has given a great deal 
of his valuable time to the affairs of the state association, and his work- 
is much appreciated. He, together with Albert Uavis, of Cleveland, 
were instrumental in securing the national tournament for Cleveland. 
For this work, all Ohio golfers in the first class and those striving to get 
into the first class are very grateful. 

Thomas Ernest and Frederick S. Borton's addresses are Guardian 
Savings and Trust Building, Cleveland, Ohio, where they are engaged 
ih business. 

VII. T. Artemas Borton, M. D., son of Samuel Borton and ^Lihala 
Nash, married Jane Edith Green. They have three children: — 
Harriet Green, b. ; m. Charles Boyd. 

Grace Wharry, b. ; m. Xevitas Burley Aspinwall, M. I). 

Mabel Borton, b. ; m. Ralpli Bebee. 

VII. Elizabeth M. Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Mahala 
Nash, married Jacob Meek Lanning, M. D. They have three sons: — 
Leroy Linn, b. ; m. 

Jay Richard, M. D., b. ; m. 

Jacob Meek, Jr., b. ; m. 




Home of T. Artemas Borton, LaFayette, Indiana 




T. Artemas Borton, M. D. 



GENEALOGY. 163 

VII. Rhoda A. Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Mahala Nash, 
married Luther Johnson, M. D. They have three children: — 

Charles M., b. 
WiUa W., b. 
Arthur Lee, b. 

VIII. Harriet Green Borton, daughter of T. Artemas Borton and Jane 
Edith Green, married Charles Boyd. They have one son: — 

Frederick Artemas, b. 
VIII. Mabel Borton, daughter of T. Artemas Borton and Jane Edith 
Green, married Ralph Bebee. Their children were: — 

Stanley, b. 

Katherine, b. 

VI. Isaiah Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mercy Owen, married 
Mary Hamlin. Isaiah was a brother to Asa Borton, Ezra Borton and 
Samuel Borton. He moved to Spring Hill, (Tedrow) Fulton county, 
Ohio. He and his wife, Mary Hamlin, has seven children: — 

John, b. ; m. Maud Williams. 

Rhoda, b. ; m. George Rittenhouse. 

Silas, b. ; m. Mary A. Lee. 

Simmeon, b. ; killed in U. S. army during the Rebellion. 

Samuel, b. ; m. Sarah Jane Riddle. 

Elwood, b. . ; died in the army. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Alfred Shaflfer. 

VII. Rhoda Borton, daughter of Isaiah Borton and Mary Hamlin, mar- 
ried George Rittenhouse. Their children were: — 

Simmeon, b. 

Elwood, b. ; m. Lillian Wheeler. 

John, b. 

Mary, b. ; m. William Crisher. 

VIII. Elwood Rittenhouse, son of Rhoda Borton and George Ritten- 
house, married Lillian Wheeler. 

VIII. John Rittenhouse, son of Rhoda Borton and George Rittenhouse, 
married Maud Williams. They had two children: — 

Names not known. 
VIII. Mary Rittenhouse, daughter of Rhoda Borton and George Rit- 
tenhouse, married William Crisher. They have two children: — 

Ethel, b. 

Clarence, b 
VII. Silas Borton, son of Isaiah Borton and Mary Hamlin, married 
Mary A. Lee. Their children were: — 

Herbert, b. ; m. May Johnson, 

m. Viola Adamson. 

Lowell, b. 

Ella, b. ; rr., Edwin Clark. 



BORTON FAMILY 

Charles, b. ; m. Florence Gamble. 

Ett,a b. ; m. Bert Dickerson. 

VIII. Herbert Borton, son of Silas Borton and Mary A. Lee, married 
-May Johnston. They had one child : — 

Leo, b. 
' May died and Herbert married Viola Adamson. No issue by last 
marriage. 

VIII. Ella Borton, daughter of Silas Borton and Mary A. Lee, married 
Edwin Clark. Their children were: — 

Clarence, b. 

Alta, b. 

Ida, b. 
VIII. Charles Borton, son of Silas Borton and Mary A. Lee, married 
Florence Gamble. They have three children: — 

Crete, b. 

Clare, b. 

Ida, b. 
VIII. Etta Borton, daughter of Silas Borton and Mary A. Lee, mar- 
ried Bert Dickerson. They have one child: — 

Ethel, b. 

VII. Samuel Borton, son of Isaiah Borton and Mary Hamlin, married 
Sarah J. Riddle. Their children were : — 

Lilly, b. ; m. George E .Cook. 

Mary, b. 

Wesley, b. ; m. Florence Blair. 

Levi, b. ; m. Nettie Campbell. 

Bert, b. 

Sarah Jane died and Samuel married Relea Myers. No issue by last 
marriage. 

VIII. Lilly Borton, daughter of Samuel Borton and Sarah J. Riddle, 
married George E. Cook. They have one child : — 

Genevieve, b. 
VIII. Wesley Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Sarah J. Riddle, mar- 
ried Florence Blair. They have two children: — 

Celia, b. 

Robert, b. 
VIII. Levi Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Sarah J. Riddle, married 
Nettie Campbell. No issue. 

VII. Elizabeth Borton, daughter of Isaiah Borton and Mary Hamlin, 
married Alfred Shaffer. They had three children: — 

Alfred, Jr., b. ; died young. 

Florence, b. ;m Barnes. 

Alwilda, b. ; m. Charles Reynolds. 

VIII. Florenct Shaffer, daughter of Alfred Shaffer and Elizabeth Bi»r- 



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ton, married Barnes. Their children were : — 

Alfred, Jr., b. 
Howard, b. 
VIII. Alwilda Shaffer, daughter of Alfred Shaffer and Elizabeth Bor- 
ton, married Charles Reynolds. They have one child: — 

Howard, b. 
VI. Asa Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mercy Owen, married Eliza- 
beth Hazen. Samuel Borton, Jr., was a son of Samuel Borton and 
Rhoda Packer. Samuel was a son of Obadiah Borton and Susannah 
Butcher; Obadiah was a son of John Borton, Jr., who was a son of 
John Borton and Ann, the progenitors of the Borton family, and who 
came from the Parish of Aynho, England. Their children were: — 
Deborah, b. ; m. Noah Specht. 

Ahimaiaz, b. ; m. Martha Borton, 

m. Caroline Davison, 
m. Violine Hamp. 
Mary Ann, b. ; m. Abraham Mason. 

Lucinda, b. ; m. Michael Shaffer, second wife. 

Ruth, b. ; m. Josiah McDaniels. 

Roland, b. ; m. Elizabeth Bates. 

Arthur, b. ; m. Kate Fieldmire. 

Asa, Jr., b. ; m. Sarah Hagaman. 

Mercy Mahala, b. ; m. Abijah Rogers. 

Sarah, b. ; m. David Shaffer. 

Martha Borton, first wife of Ahimaiaz Borton, was a daughter of 
Bethuel Borton, Jr., and Mary Butcher. Bethuel was a son of Bethuel 
and Rebecca Cliffton, who was a son of Benjamin Borton, the son of 
Obadiah Borton and Mary Driver, a son of John Borton, Jr., the son 
of John Borton and Ann, the progenitors of the Borton family. 

Michael Shaffer was a soldier in the Union army and died in a hos- 
pital in Philadelphia, Pa., during the late Civil War. He was the hus- 
band of Lucinda Borton, she being his second wife. 

VII. Ahimaiaz Borton, son of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Hazen, married 
Martha Borton, daughter of Bethuel Borton, Jr., and Mary G. Butcher. 
Their children were : — 

Charles N., b. 29-11 mo., 1853; m. Emma Miller. 
Laura, b. 24-11 mo., 1857; m. William Leiby. 
May Melvina, b. i-io mo., 1855; "^- Daniel Stoner. 
Martha E., b. 22-8 mo., 1859; m. Wesley Price. 
Martha Borton died and Ahimaiaz married Caroline Davison, to 
whom was born: — 
Azelia, b. 
William, b. 
Walter, b. 



166 BORTON FAMILY 

Jesse, b. 

Frank, b. 

Later Ahimaiaz married Violene Hamp. Their children were: — 

Lottie, b. 

Rose, b. 

Nora, b. 

Lillie, b. 

Bell, b. ' -^ 

Wesley, b. 

Asa, b. . * • 

Lydia, b. 

Stanley, b. 
VIII. Charles N. Borton, son of Ahimaiaz Borton and Martha Borton, 
married Emma Miller. Their children were: — 

Lucy, b. 

William, b. 

Clarence, b. \. 

Jacob, b. ^ , -M 

Dora, b. v%"'^ ; 

Clara, b. 

Baby boy, unnamed. 

VIII. Mary Melvina Borton, daughter of Ahimaiaz Borton and Martha 
Borton, married Daniel Stoner. They have two children: — 

Cora, b. 29-5 mo., 1883. 
Perley L., b. 12-3 mo., 1890. 

IX. Cora Stoner, daughter of Mary Melvina Borton and Daniel Stoner, 
married Irvin Borton. One child : — 

X. Clarence Leo, b. ii-io mo., 1902. 

VIII. Martha Borton, daughter of Ahimaiaz Borton and Martha Bor- 
ton, married Wesley Price. They have three children : — 

John, b. 

LaFayette, b. 

Floyd, b. 
VIII. Laura Borton, daughter of Ahimaiaz Borton and Martha Borton, 
married William Leiby. Their children were: — 

Hazel, b. 

Grace, b. 

Effie, b. 

Emery, b. 

VII. Deborah Borton, daughter of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Hazen, 
married Noah Specht. Their children were: — 

Albert, b. ; died when 21 years of age. 

Alice, b. : m. Albert Elliot. 

VIII. Alice Specht, daughter of Noah Specht and Deborah Borton, 



GENEALOGY. 167 

married Albert Elliot. Their children were: — 

Nellie Florence, b. 
VII. Mary Ann Borton married Abraham Mason. She was a daughter 
of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Hazen. Abraham Mason was a son of 
John Mason and Charity Borton. (See Mason family.) 

VII. Lucinda Borton, daughter of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Hazen, 
married Michael Shaffer. Their children were: — 

Henry Shaffer, M. D., b. ; m. Carrie Houghton. 

Rosa, b. ; m. William Scott. 

Delia, b. ; died when 3 years of age. 

VIII. Henry Shaffer, M. D., son of Lucinda Borton and Michael 
Shaffer, married Carrie Houghton. Their children were: — 

Addie, b. ; m. Henry Pierce. 

Effie, b. ; m. Charles Dilly. 

VIII. Rose Sliaffer, daughter of Lucinda Borton and Michael Shaffer, 
married William Scott. Their children were: — 

James, b. 

Blanch, b. 

Frederick, b. ; died young. 

Bessie, b. 

Henry W .Shaffer, M. D., graduated at the Cleveland University of 
Medicine and Surgery, Homeopathic, in the year 1897 and resides at 
Spring Hill, (Tedrow), Fulton county, Ohio. 

IX. Addie Shaffer, daughter of Henry W. Shaffer and Carrie Houghton, 
married Henry Pierce. Their children were: — 

Arthur, b. 
IX. Effie Shaffer, daughter of Henry W. Shaffer and Carrie Houghton, 
married Charles Dilly. Their children were: — 

Ward, b. 

VII. Sarah Borton, daughter of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Hazen, mar- 
ried David Shaffer. Their children were : — 

Cyrus, b. ; m. Julia 

Mary, b. ; m. Eugene Smith. 

Wilbur, b. ; m. Jane Gorhara. 

Emma, b. ; m. Charles Brown. 

Lilly, b. ;m. Newton Ivese. 
Ziba, b. 
Arthur, b. 

VIII. Cyrus Shaffer, son of David Shaffer and Sarah Borton, married 
Julia Their children were : — 

Dora, b. ; died young. 

Gertie, b. ; died young. 

VIII. Mary Shaffer, daughter of David Shaffer and Sarah Borton, mar- 
ried Eugene Smith. Their children were: — 



168 BORTON FAMILY 

Bernice, b. ; m Stall. 

Arthru, b. ; m. 

Unice, b. 
VIII. Wilbur Shaffer, son of David Shaffer and Sarah Borton, married 
Jane Gorhara. Their ':hildren were: — 

Edith, b. 

Clayton, b. 

William, b. 

Sarah, b. 

Van, b. 
VIII. Emma Shaffer, daughter of David Shaffer and Sarah Borton, 
married Charles Brown. Their children were: — 

Delpha, b. 

Ray, b. 
VIII. Lilly Shaffer, daughter of David Shaffer and Sarah Borton, mar- 
ried Newton Ives. Their children were: — 

Cora, b. 

VII. Ruth Borton, daughter of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Hazen, mar- 
ried Josiah McDaniels. Their children were : — 

David, b. ; m. Bertha Ely. 

Upton, b. ; m. Winnie Lee. 

Myrtie, b. 

VIII. David McDaniels, son of Ruth Borton and Josiah McDaniels, 
married Bertha Ely. Their children were : — 

Lena, b. 
Elwood, b. 
Ruth, b. 
Lair, b. 
Velma, b. 
Ray, b. 
Ernest, b. 

VIII. Upton McDaniels, son of Ruth Borton and Josiah McDaniels, 
married Winnie Lee. Thehir children were: — 

Myrtie, b. 
Millie, b. 
Anna, b. 

IX. Myrtie McDaniels, daughter of Upton McDaniels and Winnie Lee, 
married John Fink. Their' children were: — 

George, b. 

Ray, b. 
VII. Roland Borton, son of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Hazen, married 
Elizabeth Bates. Their children w^ere: — 

Arthur, b. ; m. Ann Vedder. 




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GENEALOGY. 169 

Florence, b. ; m. Frank Eastman. 

VIII. Arthur Borton, son of Roland Borton and Elizabeth Bates, mar- 
ried Ann Vedder. They have two children: — 

Roland, b. 

Lura, b. 
VIII. Florence Borton, daughter of Roland Borton and Elizabeth 
Bates, married Frank Eastman. Their children were : — 

Frederick, b. 

Floyd, b. 

Flora, b. 
VII. Arthur Borton, son of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Ha^en, married 
Katharine Fieldmire. They have five children: — 

Edwin, b. ; m. Louisa Webber. 

Allen, b. ; m. Libbie Fuller. 

Herman, b. ; m. Laurence Berry. 

Cora, b. ; m. Roy KeifFer. 

Frank, b. 

Arthur Borton, deceased i mo., 1907, and Katharine Fieldmire Bor- 
ton, 2 mo., 1907. 

Yin. Allen Borton, son of Arthur Borton and Katharine Fieldmire, 
married Libbie Fuller. They had four children : — 

Arthur, b. 

Leo, b. 

Lamont, b. 

Mildred, b. 

VII. Hermie Borton, daughter of Arthur Borton and Katharine Field- 
mire, married Laurence Berry. They have one child: — 

Fern, b. 

VIII. Cora Borton, daughter of Arthur Borton and Katharine Field- 
mire, married R(5y Keififer. Their cliildren were: — 

Ellis J., b. 
Everet, b. 

VII. Asa Borton, Jr., son of Asa Borton and Elizabeth Hazen, married 
Sarah Hagerman. Their children were : — 

Ellis, b. ; m. Sarah Riger. 

Arthur, b. ; m. Addie Fausey. 

Ivizzie, b. 

VIII. Ellis Borton, son of Asa Borton and Sarah Hagerman, married 
S&rah Riger. Their children weT«^'— 

Dessie, b. 
Nettie, b. 
Paul,' b. 
Hazen, b. 



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VIII. Arthur Borton, son of Asa Borton, Jr., and Sarah Hagcrnian. mar- 
ried Addie Fausey. They have one child: — 
Asa, b. 

VII. Mercy Mahala Borton, daughter of Asa Borton and Elizabeth 
Hazen, married Abija Rogers. Their children were: — 

Edith, b. 

Lula, b. ; m. Allen McCaskey. 

VIII. Lula Rogers, daughter of Abija Rogers and Mery Mahala Bor- 
ton, married Allen McCaskey. Their children were: — 

Frederick, b. 
Harry, t). 
Glee, b. 
Jay, b. 
George, b. 
Kenneth, b. 
Edith, b. 

IX. Edith McCaskey, daughter of Lula Rogers, and Allen McCaskey, 
married Frank Keiffer. Their children were: — 

Ireta, b. 

Ivan, b. 
VI. Ira Borton, whose genealogy follows, was a brother to Isaiah, 
Samuel, Asa and Ezra Borton, sons of Samuel Borton and Mercy Owen. 
Samuel was a son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, who was a son 
of Obadiah Borton and first wife, Susannah Butcher. Obadiah was a 
son of Jolin Borton, Jr., and first wife; a son of John Borton and Ann, 
his wife, who immigrated to America in 1679. 

Ira Borton was born in Xew Jersey, in 1808. He moved west to 
Indiana in 9th month, 1854, where he located land and resided until his 
death. He married Hannah Allen, by whom he had twelve children, of 
which only three survive at the present time, 1907. Lyman, John and 
Amanda. Ira Borton died 15-12 mo., 1890. 

VI. Ira Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Mercy Owen, married Han- 
nah Allen. Their children were : — 



Nancy, b. 


; m. Henry Wertenberger. 


Allen, b. 


; m. Eliza Ann Jeflfries. 


John, 1). 


; single. 


Ellis, b. 


; m. Phebe Dunwick. 


Isaac, b. 


; went west when 18 years of age. 


Linus, b. 


; m. Margaret Jeflfries. 




m. Mary Emmons. 


Amanda, b. 


; m. Austin Millbern. 


Lyman, b. 


; m. Rul)y Stewart. 


Ira, b. 


; died unmarried. 


Samantha, b. 


; died in infancy. 



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Hannah, b. ; died unmarried. 

Hiantha, b. ; died unmarried. 

Amanda and Samantha were twin sisters. 

VII. Nancy Borton, daughter of Ira Borton and Hannah Allen, mar- 
ried Henry Wertenberger. Their children were: — 

Samantha, b. ; died young. 

Hannah, b. ; died young. 

Ira, b. ; m. Lucina Baker. 

Amasa G., b. ; m. Kate Blue. 

Minetta, b. ; m. Samuel Blue. 

Sherman, b. ; m. Lois Meridith. 

VIII. Ira Wertenberger, son of Nancy Borton and Henry Wertenber- 
ger, married Lucina Baker. They have three children: — 

Ola, b. 

Bessie, b. 

Abraham, b. 
VIII. Minetta Wertenberger, daughter of Nancy Borton and Henry 
Wertenberger, married Samuel Blue. They have two children-.* — 

Wert, b. 

Vance, b. 
VIII. Sherman Wertenberger, son of Xancy Borton and Henry Wer- 
tenberger, married Lois Meredith. They have three children: — 

Almont, b. 

Blanche, b. 

Fawn, b. 

VII. Allen Borton, son of Ira Barton and Hannah Allen, marrieci 
Eliza Ann Jefferies. They have four children : — 

Cleanthes, b. ; m .Alice Garwood. 

Mary, b. ; m. John Blue. 

Hannah, b. ; died in infancy. 

AVellington, b. ; m. Esther Griffis. 

VIII. Cleanthes Borton, son of Allen Borton and Eliza Ann Jefferies, 
married Alice Garwood. Their children were: — 

Charles, b. 

Ethel, b. 

Allen, b. 
VIII. M^ry Borton, daughter of Allen Borton and Eliza Ann Jefferies, 
married John Blue. Their children were: — 

Linden, b. 

Oda, b. 
VIII. Wellington Borton, son of Allen Borton and Eliza Ann Jefferies 
married Esther Griffis. They have three children: — 

Oda, b. 

Chloe, b. 



172 BORTON FAMILY 

I 

Gladys, b. I 

VII. Linus Borton, son of Ira Borton and Hannah Allen, married 
Margaret Jefferies. Their children were: — 

Lucetta, b. ; m. George Creakbaina. 

Elmer, b. ; m. Sadie Branton. 

Hiantha, b. ; m. Robert Ellis. 

Amanda, b. ; m. Wesley Eaton. 

Allen, b. ; m. Ora Branton. 

Margaret Jefferies Borton died and Linus Borton married Mary 
"Emmons. They had five children : — 

Ira, b. ; m. Mary Widmier. 
Emma, b. ; died in infancy. 
John, b. ; m. Alice Jefferies. 
Linus, b. ; single. 
Austin, b. ; m 

VIII. Lucetta Borton, daughter of Linus Borton and Margaret 
Jefferies, married George Creakbaina. They have two children: — 

Alta,- b. 

Cora, b. | 

VIII. Amanda Borton, daughter of Linus Borton and Margaret 
Jefferies, married Wesley Eaton. They have one child: — 

Noah, b. 
VIII. Hiantha Borton, daughter of Linus Borton and Margaret 
Jefferies, married Robert Ellis. They have nine children: — 

Names not known. 
VIII. Ira Borton, son of Linus Borton and Mary Emmons, married 
Mary Widmier. They have two children: — 

Daisy, b. I 

Mary, b. 
VIII. John Borton, son of Linus Borton and Mary Emmons, married 
Alice Jefferies. They have one child: — " 

Delta, b. 

VII. Amanda Borton, daughter of Ira Borton and Hannah Allen, mar- 
ried Austin Millbern. They had eight children •• — • 

Rosella, b. ; died in infancy. 

Minerva, b. ; m .Eli Hammer. 

Allen, b. ; m. Carrie Fesler. 

Tilden, b. ; m. Jennie Huffer. 

Melvina, b. ; m. Lillie Everly. 

Lizzie, b. ; m. George Lyon. 

Lurie, b. ; m. Arthur Golentine. 

Blanch, b. ; m. Ray Pontius. 

VIII. Minerva Millbern, daughter of Amanda Borton and Austin Mill- 
bern, married Eli Hammer. Their children were: — 

Charles, b. 




Ezra Borton 



GENEALOGY. 173 

Russel, b. 
VIIL Allen Millbern, son of Amanda Borton and Austin Millbern, mar- 
ried Carrie Fesler. They have five children: — 

Harlen, b. 

Lola, b. 

Opal, b. 

Fesler, b. 

Gretchen, b. 
VIIL Tilden Mlilbern, son of Amanda Borton and Austin Millbern, mar- 
ried Jennie HuflFer. They have one son: — 

Huflfer, b. 
VIIL Melvin Millbern, son of Amanda Borton and Austin Millbern, 
married Lillie Everly. They have three children: — 

Vern, b. 

Marie, b. 

Merl, b. 
VIIL Lizzie Millburn, daughter of Amanda Borton and Austin Mell- 
bern, married George Lyon. They" have one child: — 

Madge, b. 
VIIL Lurie Millbern, daughter of Amanda Borton and Austin Mill- 
bern, married Arthur Golentine. They have one child: — 

Paul, b. 
VIL Lyman Borton, son of Ira Borton and Hannah Allen, married 
Ruby Stewart. They have five children : — 

Alonzo, b. ; m. Florence Stewart. 

William, b. : dead. 

Lsaac, 1). ; single. 

Alice, b. ; m. Albert Emmons. 

Florence, b. : m. Delbert Hall. 

Twins. 
VIIL Alonzo Borton, son of Lyman Borton and Rul)y Stewart, mar- 
ried Florence Stewart. They have three children: — 

Eva, b. 

Mary, b. 

Lyman, 1). 
VIIL Alice Borton, daughter of Lyman Borton and Ruby Stewart, 
married A l:ert Emmons. They have one child: — 

Sampson, b. 
VIIL Florence Borton, daughter of Lyman Borton and Riil)y Stewart, 
married Delbert Hall. Thev have two children: — 

Velra, b. 

Edna, b. 
VI. The passing of Ezra Borton, as noted in last week's Reporter, from 
cut of this life to the great eternity l)eyond was the rounding up of a 
life full ( f gord deeds, rich in testimony for his Master. Rev. J. P. 



174 BORTON FAMILY 

Stockton, who had known and loved him for thirty years, stated that he 
admired his even temper, his broad minded toleration of all branches 
of the Christian church and his sterling integrity. This would be the 
verdict of all who knew him. 

Blessed beyond most men in the retaining of all his mental faculties 
up to the time of his death so near the century mark, he used his powers 
always on the side of right and justice.' The xample of such a life cannot 
be too highly commended to the young and rising generation. 

The funeral services were held from the M. E. church or Thurs- 
day at lo o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. L. Hill, assisted by Rr^\ J .P. 
Stockton, and the remains laid to rest in the Friends cemc*<*''y in 
Franklin. 

The following account of his life is taken from the Reporu of 
March 7, 1906, which was written after various talks with him and had 
his approval. 

Ezra Borton. the son of Samuel and Mercy (Owen) Borton, was 
born March 3, 181 1, near the village of Lexington, two miles north of 
what is now the city of Alliance, Stark County, Ohio. His father had 
emigrated from Xew Jersey the fall before his birth. 

The eyes of young Ezra first looked out upon the wilderness. He 
was the youngest of eight children — three daughters and five sons. With 
one exception theirs was a family of Bible names in the order of their 
birth, Rhoda, Ruth, Deborah, Samuel, Isaiah, Asa, Ira and Ezra. All 
the rest have long since passed away. With the exception of Samuel, 
who died at 55 years of age, all the sons lived to a good old aec 

The sons all learned to farm and in connection ])ecame exi)ert l)rick- 
makers in their father's brick yard. 

In speaking of his early remembrances, Mr. Borton said that anion.s; 
the first things was that of his mother leading him to the log F'riends 
church in the village of Lexington, which was among the first churches 
of that denomination in Ohio. 

The memory of his mother was very dear to him. Her deep piety, 
her even temper and good teaching have gone a long ways towards 
making him the faithful .man he has always been. 

His education was received at the old log school house common to 
those days. They were built l)y the settlers and the teacher hired bv 
subscription — a select school. In the summer a school was held for 
the smaller children, for as the boys and girls got to the age when they 
were helpful at home they had to take their part in making a living. 

Thus his childhood passed going to school winters and working 011 
the f.irm and in the brick yard summers. 

At the age of 20 he joined the Hixitc or liberal branch of the 
Friends' church. To that church he has proved faithful all these vears, 
striving to do his duty to God and man. 



GENEALOGY. 175 

His father and mother were raised Friends, but the former did not 
join the church till after the division occurred, when he joined the Hixite 
branch. This was about the time his son joined. 

March, 1832, when 21 years of age, he was united in marriage to 
Jane Heacock. To this union were born three daughters: Emaline, 
now Mrs. Benj. Gaskill, of Nebraska; Angeline, Mrs. Webster Richards, 
of Nebraska; Jane^ Mrs. Joshua Pollock, a widow, who lives in Missouri. 

His wife died in February, 1837, soon after the birth of her young- 
est daughter, with scarlet fever contracted from the doctor who at- 
tended her. 

One year after her death he was married to Ann Brown, of Stark 
county. It was shortly after this he moved to Portage county near Ran- 
dolph, where they lived for about 16 years. 

In 1854 they moved to Fulton county, where he purchased 160 acres 
of land nearly all heavily timbered. This he went to work to clear up 
and soon had a comforable home. 

To this union were born four daughters and one son: — the twins, 
Almira and Alvira, who live at Alvordton; Sabina, deceased; Lucina, 
Mrs. Levi Haas, of Ithaca, Mich.; Joseph, his only son, who lives in 
Morenci, Mich. 

His second w'ife died in Septem])er, 1861, and he remained a wi«.:ower 
until March, 1863, when, he was married to Mrs. Sarah Bar])er Heacock, 
of Mahoning county, who had four children to whom he became a true 
father, and all of whom came to love him as their own father. 

Mrs. Borton, liking a country better improved than the part of I'ul- 
ton county they lived in, the family moved back to her farm of 20 acres 
in Mahoning county in 1865, where they resided for eight years. 

It was at that time, 1873, that West Unity had taken on new life 
by the promised Mansfield, Coldwater and Lake Michigan railroad 

Mr. Borton having exchanged his 160 for the farm now occupied 
by his grandson, Wendell Borton, and West Unity l)eing near the farm 
and on the boom, they moved there, and Mr. Borton's was among the 
first houses built during that time. 

While living in Fulton county, Alice, now Mrs. W. T. Orton, the 
only child by this union, was born. 

For more than 30 years, Mr. and Mrs. Borton made this their home. 
Simple, uneventful life, but always on the right side — respected and 
beloved by all. 

He was keenly alive to all that was going on in the world, and, 
with an intellect unclouded by age, a delightful companion. He attri- 
buted his long life to simple living, and for years past, which had not 
been vears of active work on account of his being crippled by rheuma- 
tism, his diet was largely bread and milk. He was an inveterate enemy 
of axoho! drinks and tobacco. Perfect control of one's temper and 



176 BORTON FAMILY 

appetite, temperance in all things, he believed to be the key to long- 
evity. 

For 30 years he fought slavery — being one of the original Garrison 
Abolitionists, and for more than 75 years had been a teetotaler. 

The victories that impressed him most during his long life were 
along moral and religious lines, rather than inventive — the abolition of 
slavery and the religious toleration arid fellowship that is taking the 
place of the old sectarianism. 

VI. Ezra Borton, son of Samuel Borton, Jr., and Mercy Owen, married 
Jane Heacock. Their children were: — 

Emaline, b. ; m. Benjamin Gaskill. 

Angeline, b. ; m. Webster Richards. 

Jane, b. ; m. Joshua Pollock. 

In 1837, Jane died and Ezra married Ann Brown. They had five 
children : — 

Almira, b. ; m. Amza Stites. 

Alvira, b. ; single. (Twins). 

Sabina, b. ; died young. 

Lucina, b. ; m. Levi Haas. 

Joseph, b. ; m. Olive Parmer, 

m. Adelia Stevenson, 
m. Lydia Onweller. 

Ann died 25-8 mo., i860, and Ezra married Sarah Barber, widow 
Heacock. They had one child: — 

Alice, b. ; m. William Orton. 

Ezra's first wife. Jane Heacock, had seven sisters, also his last wife, 
Sarah Barber, had seven sisters. Joseph Borton was a veteran in the 
late Civil War. Ezra's children are all living at the present time, 
1907, except Sabina. 

VII. Emaline L. Borton, daughter of Ezra Borton and Jane Heacock, 
born 10-3 mo., 1833, married Benjamin W. Gaskill, born 16-6 mo., 1831. 
Their children were : — 

Celesta Jane, b. 7-5 mo., 1853 ; m. . Woods. 

Lewis Ezra, b. 10-8 mo., 1857. 

Israel P., b. 19-11 mo., 1859. 

William E., b. 29-4 mo., 1862. 

Annie Bell, b. 5-2 mo.. 1864. 

Eva May, b. 6-6 mo., 1866. 

Maggie Lola, b. 15-3 mo., 1868. 

Milton Valentine, b. 10-12 mo., 1870. 

The children of Emaline Borton and Benjamin W. Gaskill are all 
dead this 1907, except William, Lewis and Celesta. 

VII. Angeline Borton, daughter of Ezra Borton and Jane Heacock, 
married Webster Richards. Their children were : — 

Wendell Borton, b. ; m. Lettie Anderson. 



GENEALOGY. 177 

James Ezra Wilson, b. 30-12 mo., 1861; m. Elizabeth M. McMakin. 

Allie May, b. 2-7 mo., 1866; died 8-9 mo., 1867. 

Anna Eliza, b. 2-7 mo., 1867; m. Wiggins L. Light, 

m. Martin L. Ruby. 

Franklin Everett, \>. 2-6 mo., 1869; "^- Anna Johnson. 

Walter Emerson, b. 10-9 mo., 1871; died 11-7 mo., 1874. 

Clara Bell, b. 8-6 mo., 1876; died 30-6 mo., 1877. 
• Charles Elmer, b. 26-5 mo., 1874; m. Ella Hamilton. 

Edith Angeline, b. 19-7 mo., 1880; died 4-1 mo., 1881. 
VIII. James Ezra Wilson Richards, son of Angeline E. Borton and 
Webster Richards, married Elizabeth M. McMakin, at Juniata, Neb., 
24-12 mo., TiS84. Their children were: — 

Clare Cecil, b. 11 -12 mo., 1885. 

Grai.e Emma, b. :6-2 mo., 1889. 

Angle Flla, b. 7-1 mo., 1891. 

Helen Elizabeth, b. 4-2 mo., 1893. 

James W., b. 27-12 mo., 1895; died 20-11 mo., 1901. 
VIII. Charles Elmer Richards, son of Angeline E. Borton and Webster 
Richards, married Ella Hamilton, at Oakland, Iowa, 12 mo., 1902. Their 
children were: — 

Elmer Lloyd, b. 12-7 mo., 1903. 

Franklin Orlando, b. 10-6 mo., 1906. 
VIII. Franklin Everett Richards, son of Angeline E. Borton and Web- 
ter Richards, married Anna Johnson, Dry Creek, California, 1-3 mo. 
1S96. No issue. 

Later he was again marriexl to Alice Cunningham, in McCook 
co'inty, Nebraska, 22-12 mo., 1904. Xo children from last marriage. 
VIII. Anna Eliza Richards, daughter of Agneline E. Borton and W'eb- 
iZttr Richards, married Wiggins L. Light, 10 mo., 1883, at Hastings, 
Nebraska. Their children were: — 

Raphael Oscar, b. 24-5 mo., 1884. 
• Earl Tuttle Leroy, b. 6-9 mo., 1888. 

Maysie Edna Rose, b. 2-4 mo., 1890. 

Anna Eliza Richards was again married to Martin L. Ruby, of 
Plattsmouth, 5-3 mo., 1906, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
VII. Jane Borton, daughter of Ezra Borton and Jane Heacock, mar- 
ried Joshua Pollock. Their children were: — 

W. C. Pollock, b. 

Mary A., b. 

Hattie P., b. 

Laura S., b. 

Lula M., b. 

Robert A., b. 
VII. Almira Borton, daughter of Ezra Borton and Ann Brown, mar- 
ried Amzv Stites. Their children were: — 



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BORTOX FAMILY 



Adelbert, b. ; m. Florence Riley. 

Elnora, b. ; m. William Oden. 

Charley, b. ; single. 

Flora, b. ; ni. Charles Huyck. 

m. Thomas Saunders. 

Cora Stites, b. ; m. Warren Peach. 

Dora, b. ; m. Noah Delamater. 

VIII. Adelbert Stites, son of Almira Borton and Amzy Stites, married 
Florence Riley. Their children were: — 

Hazel, b. 

Eva, b. 

Homer, b. 

Olive, b. 
VIII. Elnora Stites, daughter of Elmira Borton and Amzy Stites, mar- 
ried William Oden. They had three children: — 

Leo, b. 

Helma, b. ; died young. 

Edna, b. 
VIII. Flora Stites, daughter of Almira Borton and Amzy Stites, mar- 
ried Charles Huyck. Their children were: — 

Pearl, b. 

Clair, b. 

Cora, b. 

Later Flora married Thomas Saunders, second husband. 
VII. Lucina Borton, daughter of Ezra Borton and Ann Brown, married 
Levi Haas, 14-11 mo., 1867. Their children were: — 



Martha A., b. 
Cora O., b. 
Charles S., b. 
Owen E., b. 
Allen C. b. 
Benjamin B., b 
Sabina M., b. 
Minnie E., b. 
Evie J., 1). 
Landes L., b. 
Luella E., b. 
Dasie A., b. 
VIIL Martha A. 



; m. William H. Derby. 
; single. 

; single. 
; died single. 
; single. 

; single. 
; m. Florin Mathew. 
; m. Charles E. Kinney, 
m. Lester F. Grubaugh. 
; m. Mildred M. Allen. 
; single. 
; deceased. 
Hass, daughter of Lucina Borton and Levi Haas^ 



married William H. Derby. Their children were :- 

Clarence E., b. 

Bessie L., b. 
VIII. Sabina M. Haas, daughter of Lucina Borton and Levi Haas, mar- 
ried Florin Mathew. Their children were: — 

Evie M., b. 




Daniel Bor ion, Sr. 



GENEALOGY. 179 

Cressie M., b. 
VIII. Minnie E. Haas, daughter of.Lucina Borton and Levi Haas, mar- 
ried Charles E. Kinney. Their children were: — 

Levi B., h. 

Garrold R., b. 
VIII. Evie J. Haas, daughter of Lucina Borton and Levi Haas, married 
Lester F. Grubaugh. Their children were : — 

Clyde A., b. 

VII. Joseph Borton, son" of Ezra Borton and Ann Brown, married Olive 
Palmer, daughter of Norris Palmer. Their children were: — 

Ellsworth, b. ; m. Ida Crout. 

Pearl, b. 

Later, Joseph Borton married Adelia Stevenson, she died and then 
he married Lydia Onweller. No issue from last two marriages. 

VIII. Ellsworth Borton, son of Joseph Borton and Olive Palmer, mar- 
ried Ida Crout. Their children were: — 

Bessie, b. 
Clifford, b. 



VII. Alice Borton, daughter of Ezra Borton, and last wife, Sarah Bar- 
ber, married William Orton. Their children were: — 

Harrv, b. ; died when 12 yars of age. 

Edith, b. 
^. ^ Lorena, b. 
(^V. Daniel Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, born 1-6 
mo., 1776, married Tabitha Rodman, 18-5 mo., 1798. Their children 
were : — 

Eliza, b. 26-6 mo., 1799; m. 27-10 mo., 1818, Alexander Hubliard^, 
died 23-10 mo., 1884. 

Sarah, b. 12-4 mo., 1801: m. 2-12 mo., 1824, John Best, died i88a,. 
in Chicago, II!. 

Daniel, Jr., b.*9-ii mo., 1802; m. 27-10 mp., 1825, Mary Foughty, 
died 1889. 

Amos, b. 10-8 mo., 1804; died 9-3 mo., 1805. -f 

Mary, b. 26-11 mo., 1805; died 2-2 mo., 1808. 

Levi, b. 7-1 mo., 1808; m. 24-5 mo., 1827, Nancy Foughty, died 1885. 

JesFe Packer, b. 13-3 mo., 1810; m. 13-10 mo., 1831, Mary W'edy, 
CazA 19-4 mo., 1837. 

Joshua, b. 24-4 mo., 1812: m. 12-8 mo., 1830, Mary Johnson. 

barling Haines, b. 5-3 mo., 1815; m. 24-1 1 mo., 1833, ^'^"ly C. Ingling, 

m. Anna L. Thompson. 

Rebecca, );. i.:-i mo., 1820; m. 29-4 mo., 1842, William Reece. She 
'\\t(. in 1S55. 

1 IK, b. ; -'!itd young from internal ulcer. 



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VI. Eliza Borton, daughter of Daniel Borton, a son of Samuel Borton 
and Rhoda Packer, married Alexander Hubbard. Their children were: — 

Mary, b. ; m. Fred Favor. 

Leonidas, b. ; m. Louisa Williams. 

[' m. Ella Vandervort. 

Euclid, b. ; m. Ann Tinsley. . 

Sarah, b. ; m. Hiram Lee. 

John, b. ; m. Ruth Moon. 

. Byron, b. ; m. Phebe Day. 

Julissa, b. ; m. William Tritt. 

Eliza, b. ; m. Isaac Gibbs. 

Alexander Hubbard died and Eliza married a man named Doughty. 
No issue by the last marriage. 

VIL Mary Hubbard, daughter of Eliza Borton and Alexander Hub- 
bard, married Fred Favor. Their children were : — 

Gustavius, b. ; m. Mable Martin. 

Eliza, b. ; m. Harry Varnell. 

Fred, b. ; m. 

VIII. Gustavius Favor, son of Mary Hubbard and Fred Favor, married 
Mable Martin. Gustavius was killed on the railroad. 

VIII. Eliza Favor, daughter of Mary Hubbard and Fred Favor, mar- 
ried Harry Varnell. Their children were : — 

Claud, b. 

Harry, b. 

Edna, b. 

George, b. 

Marjorie, b. 
VIII. Fred Favor, Jr., son of Mary Hubbard and Fred Favor, married 
They have two children : — 

Lillian, b. ; m. George Voscar. They had one child : — 

Burl Voscar, b. 

Adie, b, ; m. Arthur Fowler. They had. one child: — 

Ruth Fowler, b. 



We transcribe the following letter from Leonidas Hubbard, son of 
Eliza Borton and Alexander Hubbard. He was the father of Leonidas 
Hubbard. Jr., the explorer who died in Labrador. 

Rapid City, Mich., 5-2 mo., 1907. 
My old and esteemed friend : — 

Your letter of the 30-1 mo., 1907, after a run to Kalkaska, Traverse 
City, and Rapid City, was this morning dropped into our mail box. 

I think my grandmother's name was Tabitha Rodman, when a boy 
I had my head well filled with family traditions, by my mother and 
grandmother. For a year or more I made my home with Uncle Darlins- 



GENEALOGY. 181 

Borton, in \\'oocl county, Ohio, and they named their first baby Tabitha, 
after her grandmother. 

Leonidas Hubbard, Jr., after graduating, I think, reported for a 
lime for the Detroit Evening News, then he struck out for New York 
and did whatever came to hand until he got a berth in the Outing 
IVlagazine. This was his delight. He was first sent through the South- 
ern states, with camera and pen, to obtain copy for the magazine. He 
supplied lots of graphic pen pictures and photos of the Moonshiners and 
their dogs. Again he was sent, for the same paper, into the wilds of 
Can.ida, with Indian trappers and dog sleds. For a year or more he had 
^•ork on the editorial staff of the paper. 

The maiden name of his wife was Mina Benson, a Canadian girl of 
sliglil figure but as elastic and tenacious as steel. She could tramp 
through the woods, with *'Lon,'' from morning until night, carry a rifle, 
and shoot game or catch trout with the best of them. Since his death 
she has followed his trail through Labrador, saw the place where he 
died, and is now lecturing to crowded houses about the trip. 

I will note a few incidents of my father's life and may be of my own. 
iVlore than one hundred years ago, my grandfather, Ephraim Beech 
Hubbard and family, migrated from the state of New York to the 
**\\'estern Reserve," and stopped in what became Deerfield township, 
Portage county, Ohio. Besides the parents, there were three boys and 
one girl, Sophia. Of the boys, Alexander, the oldest, had been adopted 
by Captain Kidd, of sea-faring fame, (not the pirate hung at the yard 
arm). The connection with Kidd did not bring him a **bag of gold/' but 
led him to return to his old haunts, where he received a fairly good 
education. Among other acquirements, he became a good practical 
surveyor, just what was needed in a country that was filling up with 
settlers, and where the government had only established township lines. 

This gave my father a monopoly of the surveying business for 
many miles around. The last time I saw Uncle Daniel Borton, as we 
were looking over his well improved farm, he said, **Your father came 
from Deerfield, 12 miles, and surveyed this land for me, and I went to 
Deerfield and mauled rails to pay him for it." My father was a good 
woodsman, a great deer and bear killer. An old German that I was 
^vorking for, said to me, '*Hubbard, I tells you what your daddy did, he 
gilled dwenty-five durkeys in one day." When Daniel Direr had his 
eyes shot out, in Deerfield, one night by Indians, Alexander Hubbard 
was one of the hunters who followed and captured them. 

The Bortons were hunters, too, in the early days of uncivilization 
of the Western Reserve. I doubt not that the desire to prospect Labra- 
dor, rather than to become altogether absorbed in literature and city 
life, w-as planted in Lon's make-up by his ancestors. 

As for myself, I think I have never committed any acts worth 
recording in a book. I have always had a hankering for the wilds of 



182 BORTOX FAMIL^ 

nature, with Darling H. Borton for a comrade, we encamped on the St. 
Jo river for a week, in 1842, where the Territorial road crosses it. The 
wolves howled around our camp every night, and it was music to our 
ears. 

I moved into Wright township, Hillsdale county, Michigan, in the 
year of 1851. In 1852, I found a beech log where a mother wolf had 
raised her pups. I set a couple of traps and caught five of them. They 
were the last ever caught in Wright township, and I received a bounty 
of seventy-five dollars. In the year 1856, I went to California; I killed 
hundreds of deer there and sold the meat to the miners. One day, I 
shot a big bear, knocking it down, but it got away from me. Another 
day. I killed three California lions — it took only three shots to do it. I 
have tread on and over rattlers, but was never bitten. This is enough 
of this stuff. 

I am keeping over one hundred swarms of bees, and guess it will 
pay. I never saw a place where bees would collect as much nectar 
in a day. 



VII. Leonidas Hubbard, son of Alexander Hubbard and Eliza Borton, 
married Louisa Williams. Their children were: — 

William, b. : m. Melissa Baker. 

Mary, b. ; m. Cory Durbin. 

Delia, b. ; m. Joseph Andrews. 

Louisa died and Leonidas married Ella Vandervort. Their children 
were : — 

Leonidas, Jr., b. ; m. Mina Benson. 

Daisy, b. ; m. Arthur Williams. 

VII. Leonidas Hubbard, Sr., was formerly a member of the Michigan 
Legislature, and an expert apiarist. He was one of the early settlers 
of the township of Wright, Hillsdale county, Michigan, but later removed 
to Rapid City, Michigan. 

VIII. William Hubbard, son of Leonidas Hubbard and Louisa Williams, 
married Melissa Baker. Their children were: — 

Jesse, b. 

Nina, b. 

Waneeta, b. 

William Hubbard, son of Leonidas Hubbard and Louisa, was the 
Judge of Probate of Kalkaska county, Michigan, for several years. 
VIII. Mary Hubbard, daughter of Leonidas Hubbard and Louisa Will- 
iams, married Cory Durbin. Their children were: — 

Georgia, b. ; m. John Kinsley. 

Charles, b. 

Dale, b. 
VIII. Delia Hubbard, daughter of Leonidas Hubbard and Louisa Will- 




Leonidas Hubbard, Jr. 



GENEALOGY. 183 

iams, married Joseph Andrews. Their children were : — 

Bessie, b. ; ni. Frank Nichols. 

Florence, b. 

Dot, b. 
VIII. Daisy Hubbard, daughter of Leonidas Hubbard and Ella Vander- 
vort. married Arthur Williams. Their children were: — 

Leonidas, b. 

Helen, b. 

Leonidas Hubbard, Jr., son of Leonidas Hubbard and Ella Van- 
dervort, married Mina Benson. Leonidas was the son of Eliza Borton 
and Alexander Hubbard. Eliza was the daughter of Daniel Borton, the 
son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer. Samuel was the son of Oba- 
diah Borton and Susannah Butcher. He was the son of John Borton, Jr., 
the oldest son of John Borton and Ann, his wife, who came from the 
Parish of Aynho, Northamptonshire, England, in 1682. 

Leonidas Hubbard, Jr., was for some time engaged as a reported on 
the *'Outing Magazine/' a sporting paper, after which he engaged to 
explore the interior of Labrador, a feat which he would have accom- 
plished had he not been diverted from "the trail," and perished from 
hunger. The death of Leonidas Hubbard, Jr., occurred in 1903. Later 
the work was taken up by Mrs. Hubbard, his widow, and we think fully 
accomplished. Mr. Dillon Wallace, a New York attorney who was in 
the former exploring party with Hubbard, also, later successfully ex- 
plored that country. 

(See **Lure of the Labrador Wild," by Dillon Wallace.) 

VII. Euclid Hubbard, son of Eliza Borton and Alexander Hubbard, 
married Ann Tinsley. Their children were: — 

John, b. ; m. Eurita Rifner. 

Byron, b. ; m. Martha Allen. 

Clara, b. : m. Prof. Angalo Atkin. 

Charles, M. D., b. ; m. Daisy Russell. 

Julissa, b. ; m. William Tritt. 

Ella, b. ; died young. 

VIII. John Hubbard, son of Euclid Hubbard and Ann Tinsley, married 
Eurita Rifner. Their children were: — 

Anna, b. ; m. Nelson Gamble. ' • 

Ella, b. ; m. Burt Dayle 

Edward, b. 
Lena, b. 
Mildred, b. 

IX. Anna Hubbard, who married Nelson Gamble, was the daughter of 
John Hubbard and Eurita Rifner. Their children were : — 

Heman, b. 
Kenneth, b. 
Louis, b. 



184 BORTON FAMILY 

VIII. Byron Hubbard, son of Euclid Hubbard and Ann Tinsley, married 
Martha Allen, Their children were: — 

Melvin Hubl)ard, M. D. : m. Edna Hanibal. 

Lillie, b. 

Glenn, b. 

Nine, b. 
VIII. Clara Hubbard, daughter of Euclid Hubbard and Ann Tinsley, 
married Prof. Angalo Atkin. Their children were: — 

Clark, b. 

Perry, b. 
VIII. Charles Hubbard, M. D., son of Euclid Hubbard and Ann Tinsley, 
married Daisy Russell. Their children were : — 

La ton, b. 

Elton, b. 
VII. Sarah Hubbard, daughter of Eliza Borton and Alexander Hub- 
bard, married Hiram Lee. No issue to this marriage. 

VII. John Hubbard, son of Eliza Borton and Alexander Hubbard, mar- 
ried Ruth Moon. Their children were: — 

Willard, b. 

Mary, b. ; m. Parker Kay. 

VIII. Mary Hubbard, daughter of John Hubbard and Ruth Moon, mar- 
ried Parker Kay. Their children were: — 

Louis, b. 
Ruth, b. 
Ivan, b. 

VII. Byron Hubbard, son of Eliza Borton and Alexander Hubbard, 
married Phebe Day. Their children were: — 

Frank, b. 
Charles, b. 

VIII. Frank Hubbard, son of Byron Hubbard and wnfe, Phebe Day, 
married Their children w^ere: — 

Walter, b. 

Ida, b. 

Eva, b. 
VIII. Charles Hubbard, son of Byron Hubbard and Phebe Day, mar- 
ried Janett Keen. Their^ children were: — 

Pearl, b. 

Cleatus, b. 
VII. Julissa Hubbard, daughter of Eliza Borton and Alexander Hub- 
bard, married William Tritt. Their children were: — 

Zevar, b. 

Fredreka, b. 

William, b. 

Hiram, b. 

Ida, b. 



GENEALOGY. 1S5 

Lizzie, b. 

Euclid, b. 

Delila, b. 

Alice, b. 

Flora, b. 
VII. Jiilissa Hubbard and William Tritt moved to Omro, Wisconsin, 
where they at present reside. Byron Hubbard, son of Eliza Borton and 
Alexander Hubbard, went to California in 1856, with his brother, 
Leonidas. He contracted Panama fever and died 23-8 mo., and is buried 
at Sparta Hospital, Panama. 

VII. Eliza Hubbard , daughter of Eliza Borton and Alexander Hubbard, 
married Isaac Gibbs. Their children were: — 

Oliver Gibbs, M. D., b. : m. Viola Gibbs. 

Sidney, b. ; m. Emma Colbetzer. 

Frank, b. ; m. Delila Tritt. 

VIII. Oliver Gibbs, M. D., son of Eliza Hubbard and Lsaac Gibbs, mar- 
ried Viola Gibbs. Their children were: — 

Joise, b. 

Herald, b. 

Rex, b. 

Wapaconeta, b. 

Eliza Borton married Alexander Hubbard and lived in Ohio. He 
died and later, in 1857, she with her children moved into Wright town- 
ship, Hillsdale county, Michigan, where she resided until her death, 
which occurred from a paralytic stroke, on the 23-10 mo., 1884. 

Alexander K. Hubbard, who married Eliza Borton, was born in 
Schoharie county, N. Y., 7-5 mo., 1787, and was the son of Ephraim 
Hubbard, who removed to what is known as the **Western Reserve," 
Ohio, and was an early settler in Deerfield township, Portage county, 
Ohio. He purchased a tract of timl)er land and settled upon it while deer 
and wild turkeys, with smaller game, were yet to be found in abundance, 
and the howling of the wolves broke the stillness of the night.- He was 
occupied in clearing his land and improving his farm, upon wdiich he 
resided until his decease. 

Alexander K. Hubbard was about fifteen years of age when his 
parents removed to Ohio. He remained there only a short time, how- 
ever, and then, returning to New York state, lived with Captain Kidd, 
and attended school. He paid particular attention to the study of sur- 
veying and after becoming skillful in that branch of science, he returned 
to Ohio and secured employment as a surveyor of land. He surveyed a 
great part of that section of country lying around Deerfield, but after 
his father's death he bought the interest of the other heirs, and took up 
his residence on the homestead. He was industrious and energetic and 
attended closely to his own business, in w^hich he exercised good judg- 
ment. His usual recreation was found in the hunt and manv a wild 



186 BORTON FAMILY 

animal fell before his unerring aim. He filled many offices of trust in the 
• township and county, discharging- his duties with that fearlessness and 
ability for which he was noted. He was at one time a candidate for the 
legislature and was defeated by only one vote. At the time of his tie- 
c^ase he held the office of justice of the peace. 

^VlJSarah Borton, daughter of Daniel Borton and wife, Tabitha Rod- 
man, married John Best. They moved to Wisconsin and from there to 
Chicago, Illinois. Sarah's girlhood was spent in Wood county, Ohio. 
Their children were: — 

Socrates, b. s -''] '-y'f-C^ fJ-^ ^* /• 

Lycurgus, b. r\^ ^.s '^,u.; • [ ''' " "' 

,_ Solon,^b. -- .»v 

yij Daniel Borton, son of Daniel Borton and Tabitha Rodman, married 
Mary FougJity. Their children were: — 

Charlotte, b. : m. Amos Wilson. 

Rachel, b. ; m. Joseph Towns. 

Eliza, b. ; died single. 

^.-'Horace P., b. ; m. Pauline S. Clement. 

Sarah, b. ; m. Jesse Towns. 

Cyrus W., b. ; m. Phebe Ann Brosius. 

Daniel, Jr., b. 16-9 mo., 1866; m. Katherine Ann Stoffer, died 16-Q 
mo., 1873 ^"^l 3"! ""^o- 1876; Mary K. Galbreath, died 9-2 mo., 1881 and 
27-11 mo., 1888; m. Hannah E. Metzger. 

VII. Charlotte Borton, daughter of Daniel Borton and Mary Foughty, 
married Amos Wilson. They had two children : — 

John, b. 



VII. Horace P. Borton, son of Daniel Borton and Mary Foughty, mar- 
ried Pauline S. Clement. They had tw^o sons and one daughter: — 

Daniel Columbus, b. 2-10 mo., 1862; m. Anna RufF. 

Arthur, b. 30-9 mo., 1866; m. Mary RufF. 

Mary Eliza, b. 29-9 mo., 1864: died 10-9 mo., 1866. 

Horace Potter Borton, son of Daniel Borton, Jr., and Mary Foughty, 
was born 19-1 mo., 1832, and was named after Dr. Horace Potter. H^ 
attended the common schools, Damascus Academy and Mt. Union Col- 
lege, taught country schools and worked at the stone and brick mason 
trade. He was superintendent of the school at East Liverpool, Ohio, 
i862-'63, about that time he l)egan to preach for the Disciple church, 
which he joined when he was about 17 years old, from that time until 
1884. He taught school and preached almost continuously, besides work- 
ing a large farrii on the Mahoning River, after this he continued to 
preach for several years, at length his health, became so poor that he had 
to discontinue the work, except to speak at an occasional funeral ser- 
vice. He was a natural orator and a fine scholar, and one of the best 
debators in that part of the country. He held two public debates with 




James Wesley Borton 




Rev. Horace P. Borton 




Daniel Columbus Borton 



GENEALOGY. 187 

atheists and was in constant demand to speak at public meetings, on 
temperance and many other questions of public interest. On 19-7 mo., 
i860, he was married to Pauline S. Clement, daughter of John F. Clement 
and Maria Yaggi Clement, born 17-10 mo., 1841, educated in the common 
schools and Damascus Academy, began teaching at the age of 16 and 
taught until two years after her marriage. 

VIII. Daniel Columbus Borton, son of Horace P. Borton and Pauline 
S. Clement, married Anna R. Ruflf. Horace P. Borton was a son of 
Daniel Borton, Jr., and Mary Foughty. Daniel Borton, Jr., was a son 
of Daniel, Sr., and Tabitha Rodman, and Daniel, Sr., was a son of Samuel 
Borton and Rhoda Packer. Samuel was a son of Obadiah Borton and 
Susannah Butcher. Obadiah was a son of John Jr., and first wife, and 
John Jr. was the oldest son of John Borton and Ann, the immigrants, and 
progenitors of the Borton family in America. The children of Daniel 
Columbus Borton and Anna R .Ruflf were: — 

Mary Pauline, b. 4-7 mo., 1894. 

Eugene Horace, b. 9-8 mo., 1896. 

Arthur, b. 9-4 mo., 1898. 
VIII. J. Arthur Borton, son of Horace P. Borton and Pauline S. Cle- 
ment, married Mary RufF. Their children were : — 

John, b. 

George, b. 

Pauline, b. 

Marjorie, b. 

Trace, b. 

Mary, b. 

Dessa, b. ; died in infancy. 

VIII. Daniel Columbus Borton, son of Horace P. Borton and Pauline S. 
Clement, was born 2-10 mo., 1862, and was educated in the comyion 
schools, Damascus Academy and the Northwestern Normal University, 
Ada, Ohio. Taught school and practiced surveying, was one of three 
engineers who laid out the city of Guthrie, Oklahoma, when that countr>^ 
was first opened for settlement. He was the city civil engineer of Mas- 
sillon, Ohio, from 1893 to 1901, when he resigned to become chief en- 
gineer of the Massillon Coal Miners Company, at the organization of 
that company by the late Senator Hanna, 1-3 mo., 1906, he was made 
chief engineer of coal mines for the M. A. Hanna Company. 

Daniel Columbus Borton married Anna Ruflf, 21-1 mo., 1893, daugh- 
ter of Hurum and Mary RuflF. 

VII. Rachel Borton, daughter of Daniel Borton, Jr., and Mary Foughty, 
married Joseph Towns, 8-4 mo., 1849, and moved from Ohio to Bethany, 
Harrison county. Mo., 21-6 mo., 1873. Their children were: — 

Albert, b. 18-3 mo., 185 1 ; m. Nancy B. Roberts. 

Mary Jane, b. 20-7 mo., 1853; m. Walter Price. 

Eliza E., b. 1858; m. Monroe Barto. 



188 BORTOX FAMILY 

Cynthia, b. ; m. James Hobbs. 

Ulysses A., b. 1862; m. Xora Spear. 
VIII. Albert Towns, son of Rachel Borton and Joseph Towns, married 
Nancy B. Roberts, 2-9 mo., 1877, of Bethany, Mo. Their children were: — 

Omer G., b. 16-2 mo., 1880. 

Xora B., b. 19-12 mo., 1884: m. Roger X. Harrison. 

Gladys X., b. 22-1 mo., i885. 

Gay R., b. 6-1 mo., 1888. 

Sir V^illa E., b. i-ii mo., 1890. 

Porter J., b. 28-4 mo., 1891. 

Ettie R., b. 22-1 mo., 1893. 

Jessie M., b. 16-7 mo., 1896. 

Monroe V., b. 27-10 mo., 1900. 

Three other children died in infancy. Rachel Borton, daiio^hter of 
Daniel Borton, Jr., and Mary Foughty, died in I898, age yi years. 
VIII. Mary Jane Towns, daughter of Rachel Borton and Joseph Towns, 
married Walter Price of Bethany, Mo. They have two children: — 

Mabel, b. 1884. 

Harvey, b. 1888. 
VIII. Eliza E. Towns, daughter of Rachel Borton and Joseph Towns, 
married Monroe Bartoe. They have two children: — 

Una, b. 1896. 

Mauscell, b. 1898. 
VIU. Cynthia Towns; daughter of Rachel Borton and Joseph Towns, 
married James Hol)bs of Bethany, Mo. They have one son: — 

Charles, b. 1892. 

Cynthia Towns died in the state of Washington, 1892. 

VIII. Ulysses A. Towns, son of Rachel Borton and Joseph Towns, mar- 
ried Xora Spears of Chillicothe, Mo. They had four children: — 

Xewell, b. 1886. 

Ollie, b. 1891. 

Myrle, b. 1901. 

Dorris, b. 1906. 

Three children died in infancy. 

IX. Xora B. Towms, daughter of Albert Towns and Xancy B. Roberts, 
married Roger X. Harrison, 22-9 mo., 1903. They have one child: — 

Lois Mare, b. 1907. 

Lois is the only great-grandchild of Rachel Borton and Joseph 
Towns. 

VII. Sarah Borton, daughter of Daniel Borton and Mary Foughty, mar- 
ried Jesse Towns. Sarah w^as born 4-5 mo., 1834, and was married 11-12 
mo., 1856. Their children were. — 

Lewis C, b. 14-4 mo., 1858: m. Sarah J. Looher, 4-7 mo., 1883. 

Daniel L, b. 21-10 mo., 1859; single. 

Cyrus B., b. 28-3 mo., 1862: died 16-1 mo., 1864. 



GENEALOGY. 189 

Jesse M., b. 6-2 mo., 1864; m. Ethel Brown, 8-6 mo., 1895. 

/^ rthur \V., b. 29-10 mo., 1866; single. 

Robert O., b. 2-1 mo., 1869. 

Laura B., b. 9-4 mo., 1871 ; m. William Oliver, 4-5 mo., 1891. 

Mary E., b. 9-91110., 1874; m. Martin A. Clapper, 24-3 mo., 1898. 

Blanch A., b. 11-12 mo., 1876; m. John Griffin, 18-12 mo., 1891. 

VII. Cyrus \V. Borton, son of Daniel Borton and Mary Foughty, mar- 
ried Phebe Ann Brosius. They had four sons: — 

Benjamin, b. 

Lewis, b. 

Seth, b. ; died 10-5 mo., 1907. 

Mark, b. 
VII- Daniel Borton, Jr., son of Daniel Borton and Mary Foughty, mar- 
ried 16-9 mo., 1866, Katherine Ann StoflFer, 

m. 3-1 mo., 1876, Mary K. Galbreath, 
m. 27-11 mo., 1888, Hannah E. Metzger. 

Their children were : — 

Samuel, b. ; m. Metta S. Sinclair. 

Daniel Jr., b. ; m. Emma Davis. 

Ellis, b. ; ni. Jessie Davis. 

Katherine Ann, b. : m .Eugene Perry. 

Thomas, b. 

Charlotte, b. : m. Ernest Brick. 

Elma Lucinda, b. : m. Worthington G. Ray. 

Leona, 1). ; ni. Thomas H. Sturgeon. 

Abner, b. 

Ross, 1). 

VIII. Samuel Borton, son of Daniel Borton, Jr., and KatKerine Ann 
Stoffer, married Metta S. St. Clair. They have two sons: — 

Perry L., b. 

Ethel, b. 
VIII. Daniel Borton, Jr., son of Daniel Borton and Katherine A. StofFel', 
married Emma Davis. They have one son: — 

Daniel Davis, b. 
VIII. Ellis Borton, sen of Daniel Borton and Katherine Ann StoflFer, 
married Jessie Davis. They have two daughters: — 

Eva, b. 

Margaret, b. 

Forest, b. ; died when young. 

VIII. Charlotte Borton, daughter of Daniel Borton, Jr., and Mary Cath- 
erine Galbreath, married Ernest Brick. Their children are: — 

Ray Daniel, b. 
VIII. klnia Lucinda Borton, daughter of Daniel Borton, Jr., and Mary 
Catherine Galbreath, married Worthington G. Ray. They have one son: 

Joseph Borton Ray, b. 



190 BORTON FAMILY 

Tabitha R. dman, wife of Daniel Borton, Sr., was a descendant of 
Doctor John Rodman of Barbadoes. She was born 19-10 mo., 1776, and 
married Daniel Borton, 18-5 mo., 1798. She died at Hamilton, Steuben 
county, Indiana, and was buried in the cemetery of the M. E. church 
o£.-that village. 
'(VJ-^Levi Borton came west to Ohio from New Jersey, when his mother 
came, and lived in Columbianna and Stark counties, Ohio, until his death 
which occurred in the year 1885, at Alliance, Stary county, Ohio. On the 
24-5 mo., 1827, Levi married Nancy Foughty. Their children were: — 

Pleasy, b. 

Jane, b. 

Melissa, b. 

Alexander, b. 

Lewis, b. 

Mary, b. ;m. Hurford. 

VI; Jesse P. Borton, son of Daniel Borton and Tabitha Rodman, was 
b. 13-3 mo., 1810, married Mary Wedy, 13-10 mo., 1831, and deceased 
19-4 mo., 1837. Their children were: — 

Franklin, b. ; died age 16 years. 

Sarah A., b. ; m. Abner Metzger, 1857. 

Caleb W., b. 1835; "^- Hannah Roller, 1856. 

Eliza H., b. : m. 1856, Joseph W. Mather, b. 14-8 mo., 18.^4. 

VII. Sarah A. Borton, daughter of Jesse P. Borton and Mary Wedy, 
married Abner Metzger, 1857. Their children were: — 

John W., b. 2-12 mo., 1852; m. Xorce Dinius. 

Mary E., b. 28-12 mo., 1857; m. W. H. McCave, 1884. 

Hannah E., b. 17-4 mo., 1859; m. Daniel Borton. 

Joseph B., b. 14-3 mo., 1861; single. 

Laura E., b. 23-2 mo., 1863; m. David Klingensmith. 

Rose B., b. 13-4 mo., 1865; m. James L. Zimmerman. 

Susan L, b. 14-6 mo., 1867; m. Comley Carr. 

Minnie L., b. 5-8 mo., 1869; killed by lightning, age 15 years. 

Lewis P., b. 25-4 mo., 1873; m. Annetta Farr, 1905. 

VIII. Rose B. Metzger, daughter of Sarah A. Borton and Abner Metz- 
ger, married James L. Zimmerman. Fhcv had two children: — 

Roy, b. 

Dean, b. 
VIII. John \V. Metzger married Nora Dinius. John was a son of Sarah 
A. Borton and Abner Metzger. They had four children: — 

Madge, b. 

Pearl, b. 

Grace, b. 

Clarence, b. 
VIII. Mary E. Metzger, daughter of Sarah A. Borton and Abner Metz- 
ger, married W. H. McCave. Their children were : — 



GENEALOGY. 191 

Heramn D., b. 

Myra E., b. 

Lee v., b. 

Mark L., b. 

Herbert Byron, b. 

Martha W., b. 

Ruth, b. 

William Henry McCave, b. 24-11 mo., 1859. 
VIII. Laura E. Metzger, daughter of Sarah A. Borton and Abner Metz- 
ger, married David Klingensmith. They have two children: — 

Earl, b. 

Mark, b. 
VIII. Susan Metzger, daughter of Sarah A. Borton and Abner Metzger 
married Comley Carr. Their children were: — 

Bessie, b. 

Jessie, b. 

Ray, b. ; deceased. 

Wade, b. 

Louis, b. 
VIII. Lewis P. Metzger, son of Sarah A. Borton and Abner Metzger, 
married Annet.ta Farr, 1905. They have one son: — 

Rowland South Metzger, b. 



VII. Caleb W. Borton, son of Jesse P. Borton and Mary Wedy, was 
b. 1835, and married Hannah Roller, 1856. Their children were: — 

\Vi Ham. b. 

May, b. ; m. O. G. Halderman. 

Carrie, b. ; m. L. L. Park. 

Etta, b. ; m. Frank Naylor. 

Charles H., b. ; m. Mary B. Xaylor. 

Leslie V., b. 

VIII. William Borton, son of Caleb W. Borton and Hannah Roller^ 
married Thev have two children : — 



Harold, b. 

The families of William Borton and O. G. Halderman reside in 
Texas. 

VIII. May Borton, daughter of Caleb W. Borton and Hannah Roller, 
married O. G. Halderman. They have two sons: — 

Lester, b. 

Roy, b. 
VIII. Carrie Borton, daughter of Caleb W. Borton and Hannah Roller, 
married L. L. Park. They have two children: — 

May, b. 



192 BORTON FAMILY 

Harry, b. 
VIII. Etta Borton, daughter of Caleb \V. Borton and Hannah Roller, 
married Frank Naylor. They have five children: — 

Leon, b. 

Raymond L., b. 

Carl R., b. 

Lewis W., b. 

Carrie, b. 

Frank Naylor died 30-1 mo., 1906. 
VIII. Charles H. Borton, son of Caleb W. Borton and Hannah Roller, 
>{narried Mary B. Naylor. Their children were: — 

* Blanch, b. . 

ClifTton E., b. 

Henry, b. 
VIII. Leslie V. Borton, son of Caleb \V. Borton and Hannah Roller, 
married They have one child: — 

Arthur Ray, b. 

Caleb W. Borton died 27-8 mo., 1906. 

VI. Joshua Borton, son of Daniel Borton, Sr., and Mary Fou^hty, mar- 
ried Mary Johnson. Their children were : — 

Albert R., b. ; m. Nancy Sarver. 

Curtis L., b. ; m. Elizabeth Aiber. 

Alcibiades, b. ; m. Celia Edwards. 

Lucretia, b. ; m. John Patterson. 

Merinda, b. ; m. Harvey Stephenson. 

Minerva, b. ; m. Robert Wallace. 

Samantha, b. ; m. Jackson Davenport. 

Angeline, 1). ; died in infancy. 

Mary Johnson died and Joshua Borton married Levina Stoddard. 
Their children were: — 

Rameth L., b. : m. Laura Lee. 

Eleander, b. ; m. Anna Merideth; 

VII. Albert R. Borton, son of Joshua Borton and Mary Johnson, mar- 
ried Nancy Sarver. Their children were: — 

John Curtis, b. : m. Clara McMillen. 

Joshua L., 1). ; m. Bell Wilson. 

Edwin S., b. : m. Atha Campbell. 

Albert H., b. : m. EflFie Devore. 

Willia F., b. 

Charles S., b. 

Byron L., b. 

Mary M., I). ; m. William D. Barnett. 

Lucina J., b. ; m. Dr. C. H. Rodi. 
VII. Curtis L. Borton, son of Joshua Borton and Mary Johnson, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Aiber. Their children were: — 



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William, b. ; m. Lois Bullock. 
Joseph, b. 

Lucy, b. ; m. Theodore Henderson. 

Mary, b. ; m. John Cannikle. 
Myrtle, b. * 

VII. Rameth L. Borton, son of Joshua Borton and Levina Stoddard, 
married Laura Lee. They have one daughter: — 

Mabel, b. 
VIIL John Curtis Borton, son of Albert R. Borton and Xancy Sarver, 
and a grand son of Joshua Borton and Mary Johnson, married Clara 
McMillen. Their children were: — >*». 

Albert F., b. ; m. Dora Richards. 

Don, b. 

Earl, b. 

Frederick, b. 

Paul, b. 

Harry, b. 

Clark, b. 

Florence, b. ; m. John Richards. 

VIII. Joshua L. Borton, son of Albert R. Borton and Nancy Sarver, 
married Bell Nelson. They have four children: — 

Gail, b. 

Forest, b. 

Lorin, b. 

Fern, b. 
VIII. Edv^nn S. Borton, son of Albert R. Borton and Nancy Sarver, 
married Atha Campbell. They have one son : — 

Edwin, b. 
VIII. Albert H. Borton, son of Albert R. Borton and Nancy Sarver, 
married Eflfie Devore. They have three children: — 

Russell, b. 

Helen, b. 

Ruth, b. 
VIII. Mary M. Borton, daughter of Albert R. Borton and Nancy Sar- 
ver, married William D. Barnett. They have one son : — 

Ellis R., b. ; m. Kittie Carl. 

VII. Alcibiades Borton, son of Joshua Borton and Mary Jolinston, 
married Celia Edwards. They had four children: — 

Osceola, b. ; m. 

Claude, b. 

Stella, b. ; m. John Shellebarker. 

Hazel, b. 
VII. Merinda Borton, daughter of Joshua Borton and Mary Johnson, 
married Harvey Stephenson. Their children were: — 

William, b. ; died. 



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mo., 1893. Their children were: — 

Carl Darling, b. 30-6 mo., 1894, at Potterville, Mich. 
^ Albert Jesse, b. 11-12 mo., 1896, at Villa Ridge, III. 

Hugh Vernon, b. 15-7 mo., 1902, at Lyonsville, 111. 

VIII. Jesse Packer Borton, son of Darling Haines Borton and Amy 
Cornelius Ingling, was born in Smith township, Columbiana county, 
Ohio, 26-4 mo., 1840. He was taken by his parents to Wood county, 
Ohio, when two years of age, where he lost his mother, 13-5 mo., 1845. 
Next he was taken to Logan county, Ohio, and became one of the 
family of Willard Hill, who took him to Cassopolis, Cass county, Mich., 
2 mo., 1846, after one year he moved to Geneva, Cass county, Mich., 
where he resided until the spring of 1847, when he went to live with 
Col. Henry Walton of Jefferson township, Cass county, Mich. Here he 
learned to read and make the rudimentary calculations in arithmetic. 
On the last of the 8th month, 1849, ^^ ^^^ away from Col. Walton's 
for fear that they would send him down a well to recover some rings 
which he had lost from the well bucket, and went back to Willard Hill's, 
who had in the meantime moved to Brownsville, Cass county, Mich. He 
remained until 2nd month, 1850, when he went back to his father's home 
in Bryan, Ohio. From 1850 to the year i860, his home was changed 
several times, living in Steuben county, Indiana, New Berlin, Ohio, 
Metz Corners and Hamilton, Indiana, during this time he had an in- 
flammation of the bones which rendered him a cripple for life. In 
March, i860, in company with his brother, he went to Brownsville, Cass 
county, Mich. He now commenced teaching school, which he followed 
until the winter of 1862-3, when he became a student in the graded 
school of Dowagiac, Mich., at which he graduated the 29-3 mo., 1866. 
He was now employed to teach the 2nd intermediate department of the 
Dowagiac school for three months, during the summer of 1866, after 
which he taught the White school for two years, taught the Vandalia 
Cass county, graded school for five years, also the Bronson graded 
school for four years, i877-'8o. 

He experienced religion while at Bronson, in 2nd mo., 1881, and 
commenced to preach on the loth of the 7th mo., 1881, preachins^ his 
first sermon in the Congregational church of Ceresco, Calhoun county, 
Mich. The 1-9 mo., 1881, he took charge of the Congregational churches 
of Prattsville and Ransom, Hillsdale county, Mich., for one year, beinc^ 
ordained by a council held at Ransom, Hillsdale county, Mich., 20-10 
mo., 1881. After the expiration of the year he continued to preach 
for the Ransom church until he resigned, 1-5 mo., 1886, to accept a call 
to the Congregational churches of North Adams and Jerome, Mich. 
While pastor of the Ransom church he taught the Railsom school for 
about two years, also, a select term of two months. He also taught the 
Doty school during the summer of 1885. He continued as pastor of 




Rev. Jesse. P. Borton 




Rev. Carl D. Borton 



GENEALOGY. 197 

the North Adams and Jerome churches until 1-5 mo., 1889, when he 
resigned to accept a call to the Rockford church, in Kent county, Mich.; 
where he remained till death called him to his long home on the 26-3 mo., 
1890, at four-thirty, a. m. The Death Angel knocked at his chamber 
and took him home to Glory. 

Anna L. Thompson, second wife of Darling H. Borton and step- 
mother to Jesse Packer Borton, moved from" Pioneer, Ohio, to Malta, 
Montana, where she spent her last days with her daughter, Viola Cox 
Ebaugh, wife of John Ebaugh. Viola was a daughter of Ann L. Thomp- 
son and John Cox, Anna's second husband. Anna died at the age of 
seventy-five years. 

VII. Rebecca Jane Borton, daughter of Darling Haines Borton, and 
Amy Cornelius Ingling, married George Wilkerson, in Illinois, 1865. 
She was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, 31-8 mo., 1843. After the 
death of her mother at Freeport, Ohio, in 1845, she lived with her 
grandparents, William Fenimore and Rebecca Ingling, who took her to 
Cass county, Michigan, in the spring of 1847. She was taken by her 
father, 2 mo., 1850, to Bryan, Williams county, Ohio. In the 5 mo., 
i860, she returned to Cass conty, where she resided until the spring of 
1864. She then went to live with her sister, Tabitha, in Whiteside 
county, Illinois, where she was married. In a few years the family 
moved to Beatrice, Nebraska, where they are living at the date of this 
history, December 10, 1885. 

VII. John Fletcher Borton, son of Darling Haines Borton and Anna L. 
Thompson, was born in Richland township, Steuben county, Indiana, 5-8 
mo., 1850. He married Emma Garfield, of Independence, Iowa. Their 
children were: — 

Lizzie, b. 

Royden, b. 

Elsray, b. 

Clyde, b. 
VII. Margaret Ann Borton, daughter of Darling Haines Borton and 
Anna L. Thompson, married Henry Cox, son of John and Eliza Cox. 
Their children were: — 

Jesse Leroy, b. ; m. Blanch Sloan. 

William Worthy, b. ; died. 

Henry Berton, b. ; single. 

Mortimer V., b. ; m. Alma Robison. 

Margaret Ann Borton was born at Metz Corners, Steuben county, 
Indiana, 7-12 mo., 1855, and died at Pioneer, Ohio, of cancer, 3 mo., 1885, 
and lies buried beside her father in Oak Grove cemetery, Bridgewater 
township, Williams county, Ohio. She lived with her parents until the 
death of her father in 1866, later her mother married John Cox and she 
resided with them until her marriage with Henry Cox, about 1874. The 



193 noRTOx i'.\m;;,n 

last clays of her life were spent under much affliction and thoug^h dre?.d- 
ing death so young, she died with a hope centered in her Redeemer. 

John Flitcher Borton located at Tacoma, Washington. He became 
yard master in the Northern Pacific freight yards and w^as killed while 
making a coupling on a ^'flying switch.'' He was conscious, but died 48 
hours after the accident. 

V. Joseph Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, born 
28-8 mo., 1781, married Nancy CliflFton, a sister to Rebecca Cliffton. 
Sally Cliflfton and Samuel CliflFton. Their children were: — 

Sarah, b. ; m Smith. 

Mary, b. ; m. Enoch Moore. 

Charles, b. ; m. Permalia Sitly. 

John. b. ; kicked by a horse, died a young man. 

VI. Mary Borton, daughter of Joseph Borton and Nancy Cliflfton, mar- 
ried Enoch Moore. Their children were: — 

Joseph B., b. ; m. Mary DorflF. 

Mary Ann, b. ; m. Charles Davis. 

Anna, b. ; m. Joseph Jaggana. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. Samuel Porch. 

Sarah, b. ; died single. 

Enoch, b. ; m. 

VII. Joseph B. Moore, son of Mary Borton and Enoch Moore, married 
Mary Dorflf. Their children were : — 

J. Hampton, b. ; m. Adelaid Stone. 

Julia D. M., b. ; William C. K. Walls. 

Clarence, b. ; m. Marion Hutton Way. 

Washington, Dec, 29, 1906 — President Roosevelt has appointed J. 
Hampton Moore, of Philadelphia, Chief of the Bureau of Manufactures 
of the Department of Commerce and Labor. 

Mr. Moore is president of the National League of Republican clubs, 
and was formerly city treasurer of Philadelphia. He has accepted the 
appointment and will enter upon the discharge of his duties about the 
first of the vear. 



Moore's Meteoric Career. 

J. Hampton Moore's political rise has been meteoric in its speed 
from his entrance into the city hall family as the private secretary of 
ex-Mayor Ashbridge, on the first Monday in April, 1899. Shrewd, pains- 
taking, tireless, and possessed of executive ability of a high order, he 
drew to him the attention of President Roosevelt at the very threshold 
of the national campaign, and that his services to the Republican- cause 
are now rewarded in 'substantial form will be no surprise to the party 
or to his friends in this citv. 



GENEALOGY. 199 

Mr. Moore is a young man yet, only 40 years of age. He was born 
at Woodbury, N. J., March 8th, 1864, but has been a Philadelphian since 
boyhood. He began earning his living when 13 years old, and after 
attending public school commenced to study law. He continued as 
office boy and student until February. 1881, and then became court 
reporter for the newspapers. A couple of years later he entered the 
service of the Public Ledger, and remained in newspaper work until 
requested in 1896 to accept the position of chief clerk to City Treasurer 
Oellers. At the close of Mr. Oellers' term, Mr. Moore entered into 
the real estate business, which he subsequently abandoned to go into 
the mayor*s office, where he remained until his nomination and election 
to the office of city treasurer, upon which duties he entered January, 
1902. 

Mr. Moore's connection with the Young Men's Republican clul) as 
its president, brought him into local prominence during various political 
campaigns, which resulted in his official advancement in the National 
and State Leagues of Republican clul^s. Ten years ago he was chosen 
president of the State League, and served two terms. He is now in the 
second term as president of the National League. 



VIII. J. Hampton Moore, son of Joseph B. Moore and Mary DorfT, mar- 
ried Adelaid Stone. Their children were: — 

Clayton Fife, b. 

DorflF, b. 

Edward Morrell, b. 

Harvey Cedars, b. 

Mark Muckle, b. 

Serena Cedaria, b. 

Julia Dorflf, b. 

Richard Oellers, b. 
VIII. Clarence Moore, son of Joseph B. Moore and Mary DorfT, mar- 
ried Marion Huttonway. Their children were: — 

Joseph Edwin, b. 

Albert Loeling, b. 

Joseph B. Moore, father of Congressman J. Hampton Moore of this 
city (Philadelphia) died yesterday afternoon, 29, 11 mo., 1907, at Mer- 
chantsville, New Jersey, aged 71 years. Mr. Moore was born at Chew's 
Landing, New Jersey, and was successively a country school teacher, 
farmer and common merchant. He was a fine type of an old fashioned 
gentleman who was kind to all, and one whose thoughtful ministrations 
for many years made the pathway of life better for his fellow kind. He 
has been, failing for some time, but was not obliged to take to his bed 
until a few days ago. His death w^as due to an attack of pneumonia. 
He leaves to mourn his loss a widow and three children, the Congress- 



200 BORTON FAMILY 

man, Mrs. W. C. K .Wall and Clarence E. Moore. The burial was at 
Woodbury, his boyhood home. 

VI. Charles Borton, son of Joseph Borton and Nancy Cliffton, married 
Permalia Sitly. Their children were: — 

Mary, b. ; died a young woman. 

Eleanor, b. ; died a young woman. 

Sarah Ann, b. ; m. Samuel Davidson. 

Rhoda, b. ; m. Oscar Scott. 

Permalia, b. ; m. Thomas Love. 

Charles, b. ; m. Hattie Bisby. 

Joseph, b. ; m. Alcinda Rhoades. 

Samuel, b. ; died young. 

Ellen, b. ; m. William Smitley. 

Lizzie, b. ; m. George Bronson. 

VII. Sarah Ann Borton, daughter of Charles Borton and Permalia Sitly, 
married Samuel Davidson. Their children were : — 

Joseph, b. 

Emma, b. 

Samuel, b. 

William, b. 
VII. Rhoda Borton, daughter of Charles Borton and Permalia Sitly, 
married Oscar Scott. Their children were : — 

Ida, b. 

Ellsworth, b. 
VII. Permalia Borton, daughter of Charles Borton and Permalia Sitly, 
married Thomas Love. They had two children : — 

VII. Charles Borton, Jr., son of Charles Borton and Permalia Sitly, 
married Hattie Bisby. Their children were: — 

Francis, b. 

Louis, b. ; m. Mary Yeagly. 

Willard, b. ; m. Effie Luxon. 

Edith, b. 

VIII. Louis Borton, son of Charles Borton, Jr., and Hattie Bisby, mar- 
ried Mary Yeagly. Their children were: — 

Dale, b. 

Ruby, b. 

George, b. 

Glen, b. 

Francis, b. 
VIII. Willard Borton, son of Charles Borton, Jr., and Hattie Bisby, 
married Effie Luxon. They have one child: — 

Wesley, b. 
VII. Joseph Borton, son of Charles Borton and Permalia Sitly, married 
Alcinda Rhoades. Their children w^ere: — 

Lizzie, b. 



GENEALOGY. 291 

Bert, b. 

Sherman, b. 
VII. Ellen Borton, daughter of Charles Borton and Permalia Sitly, 
married William Smitley. Their children were: — 

Permalia, b. 

Estella, b. 

William, b. 

V. Ralph Hunt, born 14-8 mo., 1790, married Mary Borton, daughter of 
Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer. Their children were: — 

Deborah, b. 15-6 mo., 181 1; m. Samuel C. Fox. 
Esaias, b. 15-9 mo., 1814; m. Mary Mason. 
Elizabeth, b. 11 mo., 1816; m. William Wilson. 
Samuel P. b., 25-1 mo., 1819; m. Susan Wheaton. 
Joseph B., b. 26-9 mo., 1823. 

Ralph, b. 28-11 mo., 1825; m. Rhoda Huntsinger. 
Edward, b. 31-7 mo., 1828; m. Elizabeth Clark. 
Rhoda Ann, b. 29-6 mo., 182 1 ; m. Manly Peacock. 
Ralph Hunt died 17-6 mo., 1899. 

VI. Deborah Hunt, daughter of Ralph Hunt and Mary Borton, married 
Samuel C. Fox, 10-5 mo., 1852. Their children were: — 

Mary A. E. Fox, b. 20-3 mo., 1833; m. James W. Matlack. 
Thomas C, b. 3-10 mo., 1836. 

VII. Mary A. E. Fox, daughter of Deborah Hunt and Samuel C. Fox, 
married James W. Matlack, 31-3 mo., 1852. Their children were: — 

Deborah Elizabeth, b. 19-8 mo., 1858; m. David Munn. 
Samuel Edward, b. 3-3 mo., 1863; "^- Rose Hilburn. 
Thomas Allison, b. 25-4 mo., 1866; m. Dora Jacobs. 

VIII. Deborah Elizabeth Matlack, daughter of Mary A. E. Fox and 
James W. Matlack, married David Munn, 4 mo., 1876. Their children 
were : — 

Olla Arabella, b. 22-12 mo., 1878; m. Frank F. Strasser. 
James Keplorah, b. 13-6 mo., 1887; died 20-3 mo., 1891. 

IX. Olla Arabella Munn, daughter of Deborah Elizabeth Matlack and 
David Munn, married Frank F. Strasser, 3-12 mo., 1902. They have 
one son : — 

X. Carl Kenneth, b. 25-9 mo., 1903. 

Since the article was published in the LaFayette Evening Call, of 
18-2 mo., 1902, some changes have come to this home. On the 25-1 
mo., 1905, James W. Matlack was summoned to his final rest. He was 
born in Haddonfield, N. J., 25-2 mo., 1830. He married Mary E. Fox, 
31-3 mo., 1852, in the city of Camden, N. J., locating the farm where he 
died at LaFayette, Indiana, in 1856. He united with the Sickler Meth- 
odist church, in 1858, and retained his membership until his death; and 
as shown above, Olla Arabella Munn married Frank F. Strasser, and on 
3-12 mo., 1903, Carl Kenneth Strasser was born, making the five gener- 



202 BORTON FAMILY 

ations living as shown in the cut, picture taken i month, 1907. 

Rare Family Picture. Four Generations Now Living on James W. 

Matlack's Wea Farm. 
Review of Lives and Ancestry. 

One could travel far and not find many houses wherein exists a 
family such as exists in a Tippecanoe county household. On a beautiful 
Wea farm, three miles south of the city, four women reside who repre- 
sent four generations of a single family, the youngest member of which 
unique quartette is twenty-four years old and the eldest is nearing her 
ninety-second year. The *'Cair' takes pride in today presenting a group 
picture of these women. Their lives encompass the major portion of 
the country*s history, for that reason being doubly interesting. Their 
home is the James W. Matlack farm. These four women are aged 
respectively: Mrs. Deborah Fox, 91; Mrs. James W. Matlack, 68; Mrs. 
Deborah Munn, 44; Miss Belle Munn, 24. 

By far the most interesting member of this unusual family group 
is the great-grandmother. She is in the fullest possession of all her 
faculties and is very good natured. She is an entertaining talker and 
loves to tell of her Quaker ancestry, of her girlhood days spent on her 
native New Jersey heath and of her early experiences in the land of her 
adoption, Indiana, the dearest state of them all to her. She fell on 
the ice about a year ago and since has been unable to walk. 

Mrs. Fox w^as born June 15, 181 1, in New Jersey, in what is now 
Camden county. The first member of the family to come to the United 
States was her grandfather, Samuel Borton, who emigrated from Eng- 
land, landing in New York and going to New Jersey, where he settled 
in Eavesham tov^aiship. The grandmother of Mrs. Fox picked huckle- 
berries where Market street, Philadelphia, now runs. Samuel Borton 
was a speaker in the Primitive Society of Friends, being a prominent 
worker in that faith. One of Mrs. Fox's most cherished possessions is 
the old book of Quaker articles of faith, possessed by her grandfather. 

This book is bound in leather and is entitled "A Treatise Concerning 
Christian Discipline." It was printed in the year 1752 and as it bears 
no publisher's name was probably printed secretly as the Quakers were 
then among the persecuted of the earth. Its title page gives the in- 
formation that it was "Compiled with the Advice of a National Meeting 
of the People Called Quakers in the Year 1746, Held in Dublin," by 
John Rutty, M .D. It is divided into seven chapters, which comprise all 
the early beliefs of this peculiar sect. In the preface the author sets 
forth his object as two-fold, to do justice to a people represented as en- 
thusiasts and madmen and to gain converts by their teachings. He says 



GENEALOGY. 203 

also that his faith is anomalous to the Church of England in as far as 
wishing for a restoration of the godly discipline of the primitive church. 
The book bears all the characteristics of the printing facilities of that 
early day. It bears on the fly leaf this signature, **Samuel Borton, His 
Book/' 1780. Mrs. Fox has been offered a large sum of money for this 
rare old volume, but has steadfastly refused to part with it. 

Mrs. Fox tells an interesting anecdote of this vigorous ancestor 
of hers. Being a member of the Society of Friends when the war of 
the Revolution broke out, he did not participate directly in the struggle 
of the colonies. It so happened one day he was a passenger on a boat 
which was attacked by a party of Britishers. In the hostilities which 
followed, the redcoats were successful in getting to the side of the 
American boat. A rope was dangling enticingly over the edge of the 
deck and up this rope the British soldiers started hand over hand. Sam- 
uel Borton, leaning over the edge of the deck, whipped out his knife, 
shouting as he cut the rope in twain, "Take the rope if thee desire it, 
but I guess we still need the boat.'* That was a typical Quaker method 
of avoiding the shedding of blood and yet coming off triumphant. It 
was the total extent of his participation in that eventful war. 

Among her other relics which have come down to her as heirlooms, 
are two pewter platters, rare old daguerreotypes, shadow pictures, 
ancient china and pottery, and a handsomely engraved silver creara 
pitcher. The pewter platters are twenty-four and twenty inches in dia- 
meter respectively. Mrs. Fox says they are identical with those which 
were melted down into bullets by the colonists. They are extremely 
plain, having no markings other than those incidental to long usage. 
They were not to eat from but were used to contain meats and table 
dishes. The collection of daguerreotypes and shadow pictures is quite 
large and embodies valuable portraits of many of her ancestors. This 
collection is treasured by her for the old associations it keeps fresh in 
her mind and which this dear old lady never tires of telling about. The 
cream pitcher is hand engraved and is decidedly handsome from an ar- 
tistic point of view as well as valuable intrinsically. The china and 
pottery are largely of the eighteenth century and comprises many beau- 
tiful pieces. There are plates, saucers, dessert dishes, cups and bowls. 
Besides these valuable possessions there is the baby rocker in which 
Mr. Fox herself used as a child and which has perfromed the same duty 
for the other three members of the quartette. It is of wood and was 
carved by hand. It has been laid away to await the coming of succeed- 
ing generations. 

Mrs. Fox as Miss Deborah Borton, was wooed and won by Samuel 
C. Fox, in her native New Jersey in 1831. They continued to reside in 
that state until the year 1856, when they removed to Indiana. Mr. Fox 
was a lifelong Democrat and voted the ticket until the famous campaign 
of i860. He cast his vote that year for the great emancipator. It was 



204 BORTON FAMILY 

his last vote, for the clay that Lincoln was inaugurated, March 4, 1861, 
his final summons came. His last words were, "Thank God I didn't vote 
for Douglass!*' 

Mr. and Mrs. Fox were the parents of two children, both of whom 
are living. They are Mrs. James Matlack, born as Mrs. Fox quaintly 
says, **in first grass," in 1833, and Thorn Fox, born in "tater diggin* " 
1836. With the former, Mrs. Fox now resides, while the latter is a 
prosperous merchant in Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. Fox was the first person 
buried in the Sickler cemetery, where now sleep many respected old 
pioneers of the county. There are six grandchildren and five great- 
grandchildren of this estimable old couple living. Three of the former 
reside in Tennessee and three in this county. Of the latter three live 
in Tennessee and two in old Tippecanoe. As pround as Mrs. Fox is of 
her ancestry and their honorable careers, she feels a deeper interest in 
those who have come after her. 

The next oldest of this quartette is Mrs. James Matlack, whose 
birth date was noted above. She was married March 17, 1851, in New 
Jersey, her husband being of English descent and a native of that state. 
Mr. Matlack is well and favorably known throughout the county. They 
are the parents of Deborah Munn, the next oldest, who was born in 
1868 in Indiana.' Miss Belle Munn, the youngest of the four women, 
was born December 22, 1878, and is still unmarried. She also is a native 
of Indiana. 

This is in brief, a history of the representatives of the four gener- 
ations. They enjoy a large acquaintance in Tippecanoe county and La- 
Fayette and are widely esteemed and respected. 

VI. Esaias Hunt, son of Ralph Hunt and Mary Borton, married Mary 
Mason, daughter of Eleanor Borton and Abraham Mason. See Mason 
family, as to their descendants. 

VI. Deborah Hnut, daughter of Ralph Hunt and Mary Borton, married 
Samuel Fox. Their children were: — 
Chalkley, b. 

Lida, b. ; m. James \V. Matlack, 31-3 mo., 1852. 

Mary Borton, b. 9-3 mo., 1788, was the daughter of Samuel Borton 
and Rhoda Packer. Samuel Borton was the son of Obadiah Borton and 
Susannah Butcher. Obadiah was the son of John Borton, Jr., and first 
wife. John Borton, Jr., was the oldest son of John Borton and Ann^ 
the progenitors of the Borton family. 

Deborah Hunt's home is at LaFayette, Indiana, and she is the only 
one living of her family, at the present time, this 1907, being 97 years 
of age. 

V. Jesse Packer Borton, son of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Hunt. Their children were: — 

Jesse, Jr., b. ; m. Mary Jane Vansciver. 

Susan H., b. ; m. Frederick W. Tarr. 




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Samuel, b. ; died young. 

Thomas, b. ; died young. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Samuel McHinney. 

Ralph H., b. : m. Emaline Clair. 

Amy, b. ; died young. 

Edward H., b. ; m. Matilda Schooley. 

Jacob Hampton, b. ; died young. 

Jesse Packer Borton was born 22-9 mo., 1790. 
VL Jesse Packer Borton, Jr., son of Jesse Packer Borton and Elizabeth 
Hunt, married Mary Jane Vansciver, daughter of Asa Vansciver and Re- 
becca Bee. Their children were: — 

Hampton, b. ; died 28-7 mo., 1874, in his 30th year. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. Edwin Selah. 

Alfred, 1). ; m. Amy Hyder, 

m. Phebe Ely. 

Asa, b. ; m. Lillie May Rawling. 

Anna, b. ; died in infancy. 

VIL Rebecca Borton, daughter of Jesse Packer Borton and Mary Jane 
Vansciver, married Edwin Selah. Their children were: — 

Robert, b. ; m. Rose 

Alfred, b. ; single. 

Anna May, b. ; m Cooper. 

Edwin, b. ; died young in 1906. 

Rebecca Borton Selah died 4-6 mo., 1880, age about 32 years. 
VII. Alfred Borton, son of Jesse Packer Borton, Jr., and Mary Jane 
Vansciver, married Amy Hyder. They had one daughter: — 

Lucy Hannah, b. ; m. James Gooden. 

They have two children : — 

John Gooden, b. 

Harriet, b. 

Amy Hyder Borton died and Alfred Borton married Phebe Ely. 
No issue by the last marriage. 

VI. Asa Borton, son of Jesse Packer Borton, Jr., and Mary Jane Van- 
sciver, married Lillie May Rawlings. Their children were : — 

Darius Gardner, b. 

Elmer Elsworth, b. 

Blanch Elizabeth, b. 

Arthur Runyan, D. 

Ruth Hunt, b. 

Jesse Page, b. 

Asa Arnold, b. 

LeRoy Edwnn, b. 

Minnie Florence, b. 
VI. Jesse Packer Borton, Jr., son of Jesse Packer Borton and Elizabeth 
Hunt, vras bcrn on 22-5 mo., 1816 and died 21-1 mo., 1893. He followed 



206 BORTON FAMILY 

for some years the occupation of his father, the distillation of Essential 
Oils. Later he was employed in securing gas lines, acting in the capacity 
of an agent for a gas company. Later he was steward on two of the 
river steamboats; first the Camden Tow Boat, running from Borden 
town, N. J., to Philadelphia, Pa. Then the William Woodward, a pro- 
peller, running from Philadelphia to Baltimore, Md. The family re- 
moved from Burlington county, N. J., to LaFayette, Ind., 23-3 mo., 1878. 

VI. Susan H. Borton, daughter of Jesse Packer Borton, son of Samuel 
Borton and Rhoda Packer, married Frederick W. Tarr. Their children 
were : — 

Amelia Eliza, b. ; single. 

Eleanor Searlis, b. ; m. Edgar Miiier. 

Martha, b. ; m. Charles J. O. Conwell. 

Jessie Elizabeth, b. ; died single, 1904. 

VII. lileanor S. Tarr, daughter of Frederick W. Tarr and Susan H. 
Borton, married Edgar Miller. Their children were: — 

Eleanor M., b. ; m. William Hall. 

Susan, b. ; m. George Parkham. 

Josephine, b. ; single. 

Edgar Miller, at the time of his death, was a coal dealer in Camden, 
N. J., The business is still, this 1907, carried on by his widow, Eleanor 
Searlis Miller. Martha Tarr Conwell and family reside in Gardansville, 
Virginia. 

VII. Martha Tarr, daughter of Frederick W. Tarr and Susan H. Bor- 
ton, married Charles J. O. Conwell. They have two children: — 

Mary, b. 

Russell, b. 

VI. Ralph H. Borton, son of Jesse Packer Borton and Elizabeth Hunt, 
married Emaline Gill Clair. Their children were: — 

Sarah Elizabeth, b. 6-9 mo., 1843; m. Isaac Hoey. 
Rebecca Jane, b. 21-1 mo., 1845; ""^- Alfred Bowker. 
Benjamin Franklin, b. 25-8 mo., 1848; died 27-1 mo., 1872. 
Amy Anna, b. 28-5 mo., 1851; m. Isaac W. Hendrickson. 
Jesse Packer, b. 19-2 mo., 1854; died 14-7 mo., 1855. 
Susan Joanna, b. 21-11 mo., 1856; died 17-2 mo., 1870. 

VII. Sarah Elizabeth Borton, daughter of Ralph H. Borton, and Knia- 
line Gill Clair, married Isaac Hoey. Their children were: — 

Ella, b. 

Walter, b. 

Emma, b. 

Ada, b. 
VII. Rebecca Jane Borton, daughter of Ralph H. Borton and Emaline 
Gill Clair, married Alfred Bowker. They had two childre:i: — 

Beulah, b. 

Ethel, b. 



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VII. Amy Anna Borton, daughter of Ralph H. Borton and Emaline 
Gill Clair, married Isaac W. Hendrickson. They had three children: — 

Joseph, b. 

Ralph, b. 

Herbert, b. 

Ralph Hunt Borton, son of Jesse Packer Borton and Elizabeth 
Hunt, was born in Burlington county, N. J., 14-5 mo., 1820. He was a 
shoemaker by trade, and was noted for good workmanship. He was a 
true Christian man and what he promised was always punctually ful- 
filled. Jle was a member of the Baptist church of Haddonfield, N. J., 
for most of his life, and was sexton for many years. He was married 
to Emaline Gill Clair, who was a Quaker, but after her marriage, united 
with the Baptist church of Haddonfield. She was truly his helpmeet, 
and they spent more than fifty years of married life together, living 
most of this time in Haddonfield. Emaline Gill Clair was born 12-8 
mo., 1817, and died 19-4 mo., 1896, surviving her husband slightly more 
than four years. Ralph Hunt Borton died 24-5 mo., 1892, in the 73rd 
year of his age. 

None of Jesse Packer Borton and Elizabeth Hunt's children are 
living at the present time, 1905; Edward, the last, having died in the 
1st mo., 1904. 

Jesse Packer Borton, Sr., came west to Lexington, Stark county,- 
Ohio, and obtained eighty acres of land, later he returned to New Jersey, 
came the second time to Ohio, but finally returned to New Jersey and 
died there. His son, Jesse Borton, Jr., married Mary Jane Vansciver. 
They moved to the state of Indiana. Mary Jane was a sister to Re- 
becca Vansciver, who married John Mason, second wife. Rhoda Packer 
Borton, mother of Jesse Packer Borton lived to be nearly one hundred 
years old, and became blind before her death. 

The Mason Family, by Eleanor Lex/ngton. 

The first who assumed the name Mason doubtless derived it from 
his occupation. It is supposed that the word comes from the old 
Latin, macio, or it may be a modification of marcio, from marcus, a ham- 
mer. Maceria, the Latin word, meaning a stone wall, has for its root 
mac. In Italian we find the macigno means a stone lap-mill. 

Le Mason, le Masson, le Masun are old forms of the name. In- 
French it is Macon. 

Mason is a favorite name in this country for counties, that is, many 
in eastern and western states are thus named. A township in North- 
umberland, England, is called Mason. Shall we say, without more ado, 
that it was the cradle of the Masons? Perhaps it was. One of the 
pleasures of genealogical research is that much must be left to the 
imagination. 



208 MASON FAMILY 

One of the first of the name, of whom records are preserved, is 
Charles Mason, born 1616. He was a minister and a writer. Some of 
his letters are preserved in the British Museum. There are also MSS. 
of his in the Bodician Library. Archdeacon Francis Mason was born 
in Norfolk, of poor parents. He rose to power, through his own efforts, 
^'after making a hard shift to rub on," as he expresses it. 

Martin Mason, son of John Mason, "gent.'' of Lincoln, was a Friend, 
who was continually being imprisoned for his opinions. He was con- 
cerned in the controversy about wearing the hat during prayer. He took 
a broad-minded view of this question, and said: **What matter whether 
the hat be on or off, so long as the heart be right?'' He wrote an ad- 
dress to Charles H, which was considered so forcible and able a docu- 
ment that it was printed broadside. 

John Monch Mason was a Shakespearean commentator, and Sir 
Joseph Mason won lasting fame by not dying rich. He was one of the 
rich men of his day, and worth half a million. He founded the Scientific 
College at Birmingham. 

The poet of the family, and regarded as one of the most eminent of 
his day, was William, of Yorkshire, born in 1725. A medallion of him 
may be seen in Westminster Abbey. He is now remembered as the 
biographer of the poet Gray. 

George, the artist, was the grandson of the potter, who invented 
the celebrated ware called Mason's ironstone china. Its manufacturer 
and inventor in the new world was Melancthon Wells Mason, who de- 
signed parts of the first railroad engine. He is best known as the 
inventor of the locomotive headlight. 

The name of one of the family is perpetuated in **Mason and Dixon's 
Line." It was Charles Mason, associated with Jeremiah Dixon, both 
English astronomers, who in 1763-67 surveyed the line ever since known 
by their names. Another surveyor was Porter Mason, of Connecticut. 
During the early part of the nineteenth century he was a member of 
the commission for defining the boundary between Maine and Canada. 

In colonial history, the Masons play an important part. One state 
— New Hampshire — was founded by John Mason. Before the May- 
flower load arrived, John was exploring the Xew England coast. This 
was in 1617, when he was governor of Newfoundland. Five years later 
he obtained a grant of land on the Merrimac river, and the following 
year sent over a shipload of settlers, who founded Dover and Ports- 
mouth. The name Hampshire was given to the state from Hampshire. 
England, John's birthplace. The rights in the state of the Mason 
heirs were sold out; in 1691 Governor Samuel Allen acquired some of 
the property, and in 1746 a part was disposed of for £1,500 to twelve 
men of Portsmouth, known as the Masonian proprietors. Efforts to 
assert rights to part or all of New Hampshire, by Mason's descendants, 
proved a source of litigation for over a century. 



GENEALOGY. 209 

Another pilgrim ancestor was Robert, who was one of Winthrop's 
company that settled in Roxbury, 1630. His son Thomas, one of the 
founders of Medfield, Mass., was a subscriber to the building^ fund of 
Harvard college. Thomas's wife was Mary Partridge, descendant of 
Richard De Pertriche. 

Major John, born in England in 1600, after serving in the Nether- 
lands under Fairfax, came over to take a hand in subduing the Indians. 
He made short work of the Pequots. By his prompt measures a hand- 
ful of men within a few weeks annihilated the powerful trible and se- 
cured a general peace that lasted unbroken forty years. He then sat 
down, pen in hand, and wrote a history of the Pequot war. He was one 
of the founders of Windsor, Conn., and for thirty years held successively 
every office in the gift o fthe town. Truly a right worthy and noble 
ancestor! His son, Captain John, inherited the splendid traits of his 
illustrious father. Tracing the line from "Pequot John,'* we come to 
Daniel of Lebanon, Conn., and his wife, Dorothy Hobart. 

Here we must pause a moment, for she was the daughter, several 
times removed, as might be said, of a hundred earls, not to mention a 
few kmgs. Charlemagne and Alfred the Great being of the number. 
Dorothy, the Puritan maid, born in New England, was great-graiid- 
mother of Oliver S. John, Baron of Beauchamp, third cousin of Queen 
Elizabeth, who made him Lord St. John of Bletshoe when she came to 
the throne. The grandmother of Henry VH, Margaret Beauchamp, 
comes into the story, and, as the reader recalls, was a descendant of 
Gundred, fourth daughter of. William the Conqueror. Other little 
branches of this illustrious genealogical tree were Margaret of Scotland 
Edgar Atheling, Lewis the Fair, Charles the Bald and Hildegard of 
Swabia. Daniel left one son, Joseph. 

It was of another Jeremiah Mason, lawyer, that Daniel Webster 
said he was great through sound sense and sound judgment. His (Web- 
ster's) own professional ability, he declared, was due to daily associa- 
tion with him for nine years. 

The founder of the Virginia branch of tlie family was George Mason, 
English royalist, who took refuge here in 1652. He was prominent in 
colonial wars. It was George Mason, born in 1726, who was a member 
of the Committee of Safety, in 1775. In the following year he prepared 
the declaration of rights and the constitution of Virginia. He was a 
member of the convention that framed the Constitution of the United 
States, which he refused to sign, and with Patrick Henry, led the opposi- 
tion to its ratification, partly on account of what he considered its 
monarchical features. A distinguished member of this branch of the 
family was John Young Mason, member of the cabinet during Tyler's 
and Polk's terms, and afterward minister to France. To know anything 
about the history of Virginia is to know of the **Masons of Gunstown," 
and of their military and adventurous spirit. The Masons intermarried 



210 MASON FAMILY 

with the other well known and illustrious southern families — the Fitz- 
hughs and Lees. 

The Revolutionary records as well as colonial ones, reveal the 
names of Masons, and judging from the number of officers, they were 
always foremost in action. Stevens Thomson Mason enteren the army 
as colonel ; he was a general at its close. Abner, of Medfield, was in 
the ranks; so was Phineas, who was present at the execution of Andre. 
The late war with Great Britain also had its representatives from the 
family — Brigadier General Thomas Mason among the number. 

The arms reproduced is argent, a bend wavy, azure between two 
spur rowels in chief, and a fleur-de-lis in base gules. Crest, a tower 
proper, masoned sable. Motto : Demeure Far La Verite — Keep fast 
by the truth. 

Regarding the symbolism: the bend, representing the scarf, or 
shield suspender of a knight or military commander, signifies protection 
and defense. It is a l^earing of high honor. Shakespeare's arms show 
the bend, with the addition of a lance. Alertness is betokened l)v the 
spur rowels, and purity or whiteness of soul by the fleur-de-lis; like 
all flowers, it also signifies hope and joy. The tower, emblem of soliditv 
and grandeur, was usually granted to him who had faithfully held one 
for his king. As to the colors, argent means sincerity; azure, loyalty 
and truth; gules, military fortitude and magnanimity; sable, constancv. 

. I am informed by Aiiss Kate Mason Rowland, of Washington, D. 
C., a descendant of Colonel George Mason and also his biographer, that 
the arms he bore were not the same as those represented by the cut. 
while Binkes' General Armory gives arms for some eighteen families 
by the name of Mason. Arms were no doubt worn by the ancestors 
of the quiker Masons, but by these people themselves no attention was 
paid to chivalry. 

To the summary given by Miss Eleanor Lexington of the Mason 
family at large; we might add those of Caroline Atherton Mason Bri'i^gs, 
an American verse writer, born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, I'j-'; 
mo., 1823. She wrote '*Do They Miss Me at Home?" She died in i8q3. 

Sir Josiah Mason, an English philanthropist, born in Kidderminster, 
England, 2^2 mo., 1795, began life by selling cakes on the street. He 
began to make pens in 1829 and his business increased till he became the 
largest penmaker in the world. He died in Erdington, England. 16-6 
mo., 1881. 

James Murray Mason, an American legislator; born on Mason's 
Island, Fairfax county, Va., 3-1 1 mo., 1798. He was United States sen- 
ator from Virginia, from 1847 till expelled, 7 mo., 1861 ; drafted the 
fugitive slave law in 1850, was sent by Jeffierson Davis, as Confederate 
Commissioner, with John Slidell, to England and France, in 1861 and 
was captured on the "Trent," 8-1 1 mo., and kept in Boston as a prisoner 
of war till 2-1 mo., 1862. He died near Alexandria, Va., 28-4 mo., 1871. 



GENEALOGY. 211 

ITo was a champion of the ''lost cause," which he believed to be right, 
but had his efforts been enlisted in the cause of humanity, his great 
energy and perseverance would have caused his fame to shine out as 
brightly as his illustrious predecessor. 

William Ernest Mason, also an American legislator; born in Frank- 
linville, N. Y., j-j mo., 1850; removed with his parents to Bentons Port, 
la., in 1858; was admitted to the bar, and began practice in Chicago, 111.; 
was a member of the Illinois General Assembly, and the state senate; of 
congress, and elected United States senator in 1897, in which capacity 
he was an ardent advocate of Cuban Independence. 

It will be noticed in the biographies given of the Mason family at 
large, that it has been composed of three branches distinguished by 
leaders, great in military affairs, lawyer statesmen, and champions of 
religion. To the latter class 1)elongs the branch of the family whose 
genealogy is more minutely traced out in these pages. 

THE MASON FAMILY IN EUROPE. 

Evsham, New Jersey, Branch. 

The eairly history of the Mason family is to a great extent wrapped 
in obscurity, and particularly that branch with which this history has 
to do. The family no dou])t lived in England from a very early day, 
and we believe it to have been of Anglo-Saxon origin. Among the 
first converts to the Quaker faith was one, Martin, from whom the 
Evesham branch of the Mason family is believed to have descended. 

The follo.wing is copied from the Dictionary of English National 
Biography: "Martin Mason, (from 1650 to 1676), Quaker, was the son 
of John Mason, *Gent.' of St. Swithians, Lincoln^ whose will leaving his 
son Martin his seal ring, was proved 1675. Mason received an ex- 
cellent education, was well versed in Latin, and became a copious writer 
chiefly of controversial tracts. He joined the Quakers early ,and be- 
tv^'een 1650 and 1671 was continually imprisoned for his opinions. Most 
of his writings are dated from Lincoln Castle. He was concerned as to 
the schism of John Parrot about wearing the hat during prayer. The 
Vision of John Parrot, 1682, contains on the back of the title page some 
memoriam verses by Mason, date 2y, 10 mo., 1676. He seems to have 
taken a broad-minded view of the controversy, and wrote, **\\'hat mat- 
ter whether hat be on or off, so long as heart be right!" (MSS. letters.) 
In II mo., 1660, Mason wrote from Lincoln Castle an address to Charles, 
King of England, and an address to both houses of parliament. They 
are clear and forcible addresses, setting forth that all compulsion in re- 
ligion should be removed. They were printed in broadside. Martin 
Mason was one of the four hundred liberated by the King's Patent 13, 
9 nio., 1672. The absence of any record probably implies that he left 
the Scc'cty. A volume of manuscripts left in the possession of a descend- 



212 MASON FAMILY 

ant, contained verses and letters addressed to judges and deputy lieu- 
tenants of the county of Lincoln, besides correspondence with Albertus 
Ottis Faben, a German doctor, who cured him of a violent inward 
complaint. See Faberis Deauro Potable Medicale, (1677, P. 6.) Mason 
had a daughter, Abigail, buried among the Quakers at Lincoln, 4, 4 
mo., 1658, and a son Martin, Jr., married at St. Peters at Arches, Lin- 
coln 29, 7 mo., 1679, to Frances Ross, widow of Lincoln. 

We give the following data taken from Friends' Records, London, 
England, and various histories pertaining to the people known as 
Quakers. 

The following are the early Mason families of the parishes of Moul- 
ton, Crayland and Lincoln, monthly meetings of Spalding, Broughton 
and Wainfleet, County of Lincoln. 

Thomas, b. ; m. Ann , 

m. Bridgett Curtiss, 26-4 mo., 1664. 
' Lidda, b. ; m. Steven Carnal!, 4-7 mo., 1670. 

Simon, b. ; m. Susannah 

Martin, b. ; m 

Ann Mason, first wife of Thomas, died at Moulton, 14-4 mo., 166.3, 
and was buried at Spalding. Her body was stolen away a* night, and 
carried to Combect. Thomas Mason died at Moulton, and was buried 
at Spalding, 1667. Susannah Mason, wife of Simon, died 18-2 mo., 1687, 
and was buried at Crayland. Simon Mason died at Crayland i-i mo., 
1785, and was buried at Spalding. 

Bridgett Mason, the second wife of Thomas, after his decease, 
married Thomas Head of Spaulding, Lincolnshire, (Husbandman), at 
the house of Thomas Summers, 11-8 mo., 1674. 

The children of Simon Mason and Susannah were: 

Mary, b. 2-10 mo., 1675; ^1'^^ ^^ Crayland, 6-5 mo., 1683. 

Simon, Jr., b. ii-io mo., 1677; m. Mary Sharp. 

William, b. 11-8 mo., 1682. 

Mary, b. 17-12 mo., 1686, (the second). 

Simon Mason, Jr., son of Simon Mason and Susannah, married 
Mary Sharp at the house of Thomas Summers, 11-7 mo., 1690. She de- 
ceased, and 13-5 mo., 1715, he married Martha Stephenson, daughter of 
Thomas of Spalding. Martin Mason resided in the parish of Lincoln, 
and was a member of the monthly meeting of Broughton and Gainsboro, 
whom he married, is not known, and the names of his children as far as 
can be ascertained were: 

John, b. ; m. 

Abigail, b. ; d. 4-2 mo., 1658. 

Martin, Jr., b. ; m. 29-7 mo., 1679, Francis Ross, (widow). 

There may have been other children. John Mason resided at or 
near the parish of Aynho, Northamptonshire, and immigrated to Bur- 
lington county, New Jersey, between 1678 and 1683, O. S. We believe 



GENEALOGY. 213 

that Martin Mason instead of leaving the Society of Friends, as sug- 
gested in the quotation above, left England with other Friends, to make 
a home in America, as no star has beuen placed opposite his name, as 
was the custom of Friends where members had repudiated the 
faith. He probably died on shipboard or very shortly after landing. No 
permanent record could well be kept, as Friends' records were not yet 
established in Burling^ton monthly meeting of "New Caesaria," later 
New Jersey. As to the wives of John and Martin Mason, nothing is 
known. 

In 27-12 mo., 1660, John Mason, while a lad, was taken by a con- 
stable, while in a Friend's house at Polebrook; and was sent to North- 
ampton Goal, for his religious belief. Besse's Suffering of Friends, Vol. 

I- page 551- 

From Samuel Smith's History of the Colony of New Casearia or 
New Jersey, page 276, we quote the following: 

In 1703, **Lord Cornbury arrived in New Jersey in the month called 
August, 1703, having published his commission at Amboy and Burling- 
ton. He returned to his government in New York, but soon came back, 
and convened the General Assembly to meet him at Pearth, Amboy, the 
loth of November **♦****•» 

The first representatives for the western division of New Jersey 
were Thomas Lambert, William Biddle, William Stevenson, Restore 
Lippincott, John Kay, John Hugg, Jr., Joseph Cooper, William Hall, 
John Mason, John Smith. 

In 1704, (page 283) the members of this assembly were Restore 
Lippincott, John Hugg, John Kay, John Smith, William Hall, John 
Mason, Thomas Bryan, Robert Wheeler, Peter Fretwell, Thomas Lam- 
bert, Thomas Gardiner, Joshua Wright. 

How varied the vicissitudes and conditions of life. We find John 
Mason in his native and home land incarcerated in the goal of North- 
ampton for his Christian loyalty, while in America, the land of his 
adoption, we find him sitting in the presence of an English lord helping 
to frame and enact laws to govern the Commonwealth of the West 
Division of New Jersey. **Truly, he that -humbleth himself shall be 
exalted." 

As to John Mason, Gent., of St. Swithians, Lincoln, England, we 
have no knowledge except the statement quoted above. We infer, how- 
ever, for the following reasons, that he was rector of the above named 
parish of the established church of England. The title of gentleman in 
England belongs to what is known as the "upper middle class" of English 
nobility, and any person or family having a coat of arms, and not a yeo- 
man, was entitled to use this appelation. Most persons who made use 
of this title were supposed to be owners of real estate, and leasors 
of the same; but tradesmen and the clergy were included. Martin 
Mason, son of John, joined the Society of Friends early, and was im- 



214 MASON FAMILY 

prisoned from time to time, dating from 1650 to 1671. Now, the will 
of his father, John Mason, was proved, or probated, in 1675, and we 
find that he was not disinherited, but came into possession of the seal 
ring of his father, giving him all of the authority which his father fohn 
possessed. Such forbearance manifested towards his son Martin for 
twenty years would not have been tolerated by any one outside of 
the clergy. Further, it may be argued that his letters and manuscript 
writing w^ere dated from Lincoln Castle; such is no doubt the case, but 
this does not prove that his faher John w^as in any particular way in- 
terested or concerned in said castle, for it was a common practice to 
incarcerate persons who belonged to the gentry of England in castles, 
and not in the country goals with the average criminal class of persons; 
and especially would this be the case with the son of a rector, a person 
of good standing in the established church of the country, and whose 
crime, (so-called) was simply for conscience sake. 

L We learn from court records, at Trenton and Mount Holly, N. J., 
that John Mason, the progenitor of the Evesham branch of the Mason 
family, came to Burlington county, N. J., in a very early day, possibly 
with the Bortons, Moores, Engles, Prickitts, Sharps and other families 
and possibly he may have immigrated prior to this time. He was, no 
doubt, settled in America as early as 1677, as a creek which empties into 
the Rancocas has been known by the name of Mason's Creek since Bur- 
lington county was first settled. He leaves a will dated 20-3 mo., 1706, 
and also in a deed dated 5-4 mo., 1786, mention is made of his purcnas- 
ing one hundred acres of land, deed dated 22-3 mo., 1689, of Thomas 
Olive, Colonial Governor of X. J. He was, no doubt, a member and 
one w^ho helped to organize the monthly meeting of Orthodox Friends 
of Haddonfield, X. J., and were it not for the fact that a part of rhese 
church records have been lost, or destroyed, we should be enabled to 
give a much fuller record as to the family's early history. He died at 
the home of his eldest son, James, in the year 1728. The name of his 
wi(( is not positively known. His children were: — 

James Mason, b. ; m. 3-1 mo., 1718, Lidy Busby. 

John, Jr., b. ; died single, 1728. 

Mary, b. ; m. Simon Bassard. 

Sarah, b. ; m. John French. 

II. John Mason, Jr., made his home with his brother James for the 
last six years of his life, as far as known he never married, and died in- 
testate. His estate w^as administered by his brother James and Hugh 
Sharp, 9 mo., 1728. 

II. James Mason, son of John Mason and , married Lida 

Busby, daughter of Xicholas Busby and Mary Busby, his wife, of Bur- 
lington county, X''. J., 3-1 mo., 1718. Their children were: — 

Jacob Mason, b. : m. 9-1 1 mo., 1763, Rachel Tew^ksbury. 

Lsaac, b. ; m. 1750, Sarah Price. 



GENEALOGY. ' 215 

John, b. ; m. 9-4 nio., 1759, Mary Moore. 

m. 21-5 mo., 1761, Elizabeth Moore, 
m. 22-2 mo., 1773, Elizabeth Ballinger. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. 1747, Jonathan Austin. 

Lydia, b. ; m. 1759, Caleb Austin. 

Solomon, b. ; m. 13-9 mo., 1754, Anna Kemble. 

Mary, b. ; m. 1739, Thomas Rakestraw. 

Ester, b. ; m Nailer. 

Copy of the Will of John Mason, the Immigrant. 20-5 mo., 1706. 
I, John Mason of Evesham township, Burlington county, New Jersey, 
being aged and weak, but of sound mind, do will and bequeath to James 
my oldest son, the house where I now live, and one hundred akers of 
land belonging to it purchased of Thomas Olive; also, stock and house 
goods. 

To my son John, £2. One year after my decease. 

To Mary, wife of Simon Bassard, one shilling. 

To Sarah, wife of John French, one shilling. 

I hereby appoint as executor of this my last will and testament my 
son, James Mason. 

JOHN MASON. 
AVitnesses: 

JanTes Cattle. 

Hannah Pearce. 

Hugh Sharp. 
Probated 1728. 

(Says on back of will — No inventory exhibited.) 

III. Isaac Mason, son of James Mason and Lida Busby, married Sarah 
Price, daughter of Wliliam Price, 1750. Their children weie: — 

IV. Isaac, Jr., b. 

Other children, names not known. 

III. Rebecca Mason, daughter .of James Mason and Lida Busby, married 
Jonathan Austin, 1747. Their children were: — 

Sarah, b. ; m. Jacob Haines. 

Elizabeth, b. ; m. Isaac Haines. 

Mary, b. ; m Cyrus Moore. 

IV. Mary Austin, daughter of Rebecca Mason and Jonathan Austin, 
married Cyrus Moore, son of Joseph Moore and Patience Woolman. 
Their children were : — 

Joseph Moore, b. 5-2 mo., 1790; w^ent to Ohio. 
Abel, b. 20-4 mo., 1791; m. Elizabeth Engle. 
Patience, b. 26-10 mo., 1792; m. William Wilkins. 
Charles, b. 19-2 mo., 1794; m. Sarah Ann Cole. 
Rebecca, b. 12-10 mo., 1795. 
Eliza, b. 12-2 mo., 1797; m. John Engle. 
Cyrus b. 30-11 mo., m. Elizabeth Stokes. 



216 MASON FAMILY 

Uriah, b. 2-10 mo., i8cx); died single. 

Mary, b. 24-6 mo., 1802; m. Nathan Busby. 

Martha, b. 5-7 mo., 1804; m. Thomas Deacon. 

John, b. 21-7 mo., 1808; m. Sarah Lippincott. 
V. Cyrus Moore, Jr., son of Cyrus Moore and Mary Austin, married 
PMzabeth Stokes, daughter of Jarvis Stokes and Elizabeth Rogers. Their 
rhiidien were: — 

Cyrus, b. 

Jarvis, b. ; died when 10 years of age. 

Abigail, b. ; m. Amos Harvey. 

Mary, b. 
V. John Moore, son of Cyrus Moore and Mary Austin, married Sarah 
Lippincott, daughter of Josiah Lippincott and Mary Phillips. Their chil- 
dred were : — 

Joseph, b. ; m. Elizabeth C. Wills. 

Abel, b. ; went west. 

Mary, b. ; m. Isaac H. Wills. 

Elwood, b. 
V. Able Moore, son of Cyrus Moore and Mary Austin, married Eliza- 
beth Engle, daughter of Obadiah Engle and Patience Cole. Their chil- 
dren w^ere: — 

John, b. ; m. Priscilla X. Wills. 

Granville, b. ; died single. 

Cyrus, b. ; m. Esther Prickitt. 

Barclay, b. ; m .Catherine Johnson. 

George, b. ; m. Kate Sellars. 

Anna, b. ; m. Lemuel Prickitt. 

Elizabeth, b. ; died single. 

Lemuel Prickitt, who married Anna Moore, was the son of Jo^iab 
Prickitt and Ann Sharp. Esther Prickitt, who married Cyrus Moore, was 
the daughter of Zachariah Prickitt and Agnes Sharp. 
V. Eliza Moore, daughter of Cyrus Moore and Mary Austin, married 
John Engle, son of John Engle, Sr., and Lucy Brooks. Their children 
were : — 

Mary A., b. 13-1 mo., 1827; went to Burlington. 
V. Mary Moore, daughter of Cyrus Moore and Mary Austin, married 
Nathan Busby, son of Thomas Busby and Esther Borton. They had 
one child : — 

Lydia M., b. ; m .Jacob Wills, son of Benjamin H. and 

Elizabeth C. Wills. 

IV. Sarah Austin, daughter of Jonathan Austin and Rebecca Mason, 
married Jacob Haines, son of Jonathan Haines and Hannah Sharp. Their 
children were: — 

Jacob, b. ; m. Elizabeth Haines Bowker, (widow). 

Jeremiah, b. 



GENEALOGY. 217 

Jonathan, b. ; m. Naomi Stratton. 

Rebecca, b. ; m. Caleb Haines. 

Hannah, b. ; m. Jonathan Austin. 

New Jersey Wills. 

Burlington county, (Originals) 1783-1785. Date, Oct. 15, ♦1754. 
I, James Mayson, of Evesham township, Burlington county, New Jersey, 
Yeoman, sick and weak but being of sound mind, do will and bequeath 
to wife Lidya, use of my aforesaid house and plantation while my widow,, 
and £50. 

To my son Solomon, part of plantation I now live on (that is to say) 
150 acres, with house I live in, and 50 acres of woodland where he thinks 
most convenient to accommodate the old plantation. 

To my son, John, 9 acres next adjoining John Engle, and fronting 
the road leading from Mount Holly, to Moorestown. 

To sons Isaac, and Jacob, equal share of my lands wherever and 
whatsoever. 

Mary Rakestraw, 5 shillings. 

Esther Nailer, 5 shillings. 

Rebecca Austin, 5 shillings. 

I hereby appoint as executors of this my last will and testament: 
Wife Lidya, 
and Son Solomon. 
Witnesses: his 

Thos. Talman. Signed, James B. (X) Mayson, 

John Engle. mark 

John Cox. 

Inventory taken July 2nd, 1784, 13-4-0. 
his 
Thomas B. (X) Brooks. 

mark 
Robert Engle, 

Appraisers. 
Affirmed to at Burlington. 

January 8th, 1784. 
Before me, Jos. Read, Surogate. 

Probated, Nov. 29th, 1783. 

First Friends Church of Burlington, New Jersey, built in 1685, and 
in use until 1787. This was among the first Friends' churches built, if 
not the first. We wonder why it was that a plain people should build 
a church in this form and shape. This is no doubt due to the fact that 
in England there is still remaining two of the round churches built by 
the Saxons. One of these churches is located at Northampton, the 
former home of many of the Burlington Friends, and no doubt suggested 
the above form of structure. The first meetings of Friends at Burlington, 
New Jersey, were held under a tent covered with sail cloth, then in the 



218 MASON FAMILY 

log house of Thomas Gardiner, and then in the home of John Woolston, 
which was the first frame house erected in Burlington and probably in 
New Jersey. Thirteen couples passed meetings for marriage before the 
vcar 1681. The first yearly meeting was held in Thomas Gardiner's 
hcuse. 28-6 mo., 1681, and was composed of the following, Shrewsbur}-, 
S^lem, Burlington, Ancocas, Shackamaxon and Chester, (Moorestown) 
on the west side ot the River Delaware. The first meeting of Friends 
was held at Shrewsbury in 1670, Salem, 1675, first house at Chester built 
of stone, 1720, by Cadwalader. First meetings held in Evesham, 1695, 
and in the same year joined the Newtown, (Haddonfield) monthly meet- 
ing. In 2-1 mo., 1685, Benjamin Moore and Joseph Haines subscribed a 
portion of lumber towards Iniilding the above church, which shows that 
i>aw mills run by water power must have come into use about this time, 
otherwise this lumber must have been sawed by hand or imported from 
England, which is not probable. Elizabeth Mason Collins, and John 
Woolman, Jr., no doubt attended meetings and spoke in this church as 
the Spirit gave them utterance. 

III. Solomon Mason, son of James Mason and Lida Busby, married 
Anna Kemble, 13-9 mo., 1754. Their children were: — 

James, b. 1759; m. 1782, Mary Lee. 

Samuel, b. ; m. 15-3 mo., 1786, Rachel Zelly. 

John, b. 

Kemble, b. 

Beulah, b. ; in. Josiah Gaskill. 

Martha, b. : m. 1777, Samuel Tomlinson. 

III. Jacob Mason, son of James Mason and Lida Busby, married Rachel 
Tewksbury, 9-1 1 mo., 1763. Their children were: — 

IV. \\'illiam, b. ; m. Rebecca 

Lida Busby, wife of James Mason, Sr., was a daughter of Nicholas 
Busby and Mary French, married 30-8 mo., 1695. Nicholas died 1727, 
and Mary died 1728, both leaving wills. Nicholas Busby was a son of 
John Busby, weaver, of Milton, in the Parish of Shipton, belonging to 
Friends' Meeting, Milton, England. He came with a certificate to 
Philadelphia, 4-2 mo., 1682, and is, no doubt, the John who settled at 
Rancocas, Burlington county. N. J. 

IV. James Mason, son of Solomon Mason and Anna Kemble, married 
3-10 mo., 1782, Mary Lee. Solomon Mason was a son of James Mason 
and Lida Busby. James was a son of John Mason, the immigrant. The 
children of James Mason and Mary Lee were: — 

John, b. 4-7 mo., 1783. 

Mary, b. 16-2 mo., 1785. 

James, Jr., b. 16-11 mo., 1787. 

Joel, b. 2-2 mo., 1790. 

Alice Anna, b. 29-3 mo., 1792. 

Solomon, b. 6-7 mo., 1794. 




i:^iist Friends Church, Buriington, N. J. 1685 to 1787 



GENEALOGY. 2l9 

Isaac, b. 13-2 mo., 1797. 

James Mason died 5-12 mo., 1803, ^^'^^ Mary, his widow, married 
22-7 mo., 1813, Bethuel Moore; he. died 7-3 mo., 1831. 

Anna Kemble, wife of Solomon, Sr., was born 21-4 mo., 1759. Mary 
Lee, wife of James Mason, w^as born 6-5 mo., 1763, and died 17-6 mo., 
1848. 

V. Solomon Mason, son of James Mason, and Mary Lee married 

1. Mary . 

2. Mary Woolman, 

3. Kiziah Woolman. 
His children were: — 

John, b. 9 mo., 1825; m. Sarah Borton Engle. 

Alice, b. ; m. Ruben Dudley. 

Solomon, Jr., b. ; m. Susan Hancock. 

VL John Mason, son of Solomon Mason and Mary Woolman, his second 
wife, married Sarah Borton Engle. They have two daughters: — 

Allcenia E., b. 12-6 mo., 1857; single. 

Mary F., b. 14-3 mo., 1867; died 30-1 mo., 1871. 

VI. Alice Mason, daughter of Solomon Mason and Mary Woolman, in 
1846 married Reuben Dudley, b. 15-5 mo., 1817. Their children were: — 

John B., b. 23-10 mo., 1857: d. 7-10 mo., 1900. 

Sarah Emma, b. 29-6 mo., 1849; m. Samuel Harkness. 

AX'iiliam R., b. 9-10 mo., 1857; d. 16-6 mo., 1885, single. 

Avalinda, b. 4-1 1 mo., 1853; m. Benjamin S. Ashead in 1881. 

Laura B., b. 26-5 mo., 1861 ; d. 14-2 mo., 1895, single. 

Mary W., b. 7-1 1 mo., 1865; ^^- ^^' Price. 

Solomon Mason, Sr., was thrice married. He had two daughters by 

Mary , his first wife. Have no knowledge as to them. John, 

his oldest son, by second wife, resides at Masonville, New Jersey, which 
place was named for his ancestor, Solomon, who for many years did 
undertaking, and was a cabinet maker of that place in the early days. 
The second and third wives of Solomon were Mary and Keziah Wool- 
man, sisters. Mary was the widow of John Brooks, and Keziah was the 
widow of Edward Brooks, brothers. Mary and Keziah Woolman were 
daughters of David Woolman and Alice Borton. 

VII. Sarah Emma Dudley, daughter of Alice Mason and Reuben Dud- 
ley, married Samuel Harkness in 1885, son of William and Ann Hark- 
ness of Philadelphia, Penna. Their children were: — 

VIII. Sarah E., b. 23-6 mo., 1886. 
Edward D., b. 5-4 mo., 1889. 
Alice M., b. 3-1 mo., 1892. 

This family resides at Philadelphia, Penna. 
VII. Avalinda Dudley, daughter of Alice Maso nand Reuben Dudley 
married Benjamin S. Ashead, son of Amos Ashead, and Hannah Hoyle, 
in 1881. Their children were: — 



220 MASON FAMILY 

VIII. Oliver P., b. 21-2 mo.. 1882. 

Alice D., b. 16-7 mo., 1883. 

Hannah S., b. 12-9 mo., 1885. 

Benjamin E., b. 12-5 mo., 1887; died 7-6 mo., 1887. 

Mary Eliza, b. 6-2 mo., 1889. 

Laura D., b. i-i mo., 1895. 

This family resides at Collingwood, Camden county. New Jersey. 
V. Joel Mason, son of Jamse Mason and Mary Lee, married Marthsr 
Their children were : — 

Mary Ann, b. 12-6 mo., 1812. 
IV. Samuel Mason, son of Solomon Mason, Sr., and Anna Kemble, mar- 
ried Rachel Zelly, 15-3 mo., 1786. Their children were: — 

Anna, b. 26-12 mo., 1786; m. Thomas E. Antrim, 19-1 mo., 1812. 

Samuel J., b. ii-io mo., 1789. 

Rachel, b. 18-9 mo., 1790. 

Kemble, b. 25-6 mo., 1784; m. 19-2 mo., 1825, Sarah D 

Mary, b. 23-3 mo., 1797; m. Josiah Cook. 

Eliza, b. 15-9 mo., 1802; m. 7-10 mo., 1822, Champion Atkinson. 

Sarah Ann, b. 30-7 mo., 1804; m. 4-1 1 mo., 1824, James J. Kirby. 

Beulah, b. 8-10 mo., 1807; m. Briggs Kay. 

Joseph, b*. 4-6 mo., 1810; m. 31-12 mo., 1844, Mary E. Antrim. 

Rebecca, b. 19-8 mo., 1814; m. 8-1 mo., 1835, Jacob Serrill. 

John, b. ; m . No issue. 

Champion Atkinson was a son of Caleb Atkinson, and Sarah Cham- 
pion. Caleb lived to be ninety-nine years and five months old. He died 
in 1855. Champion married Eliza Mason, daughter of Samuel Mason 
and Rachel Zelly, 7-10 mo., 1822. 

New Jersey Wills, (Abstract). 
18-361. 

I, Solomon Mason, of Gloucester township, Gloucester county. West 
New Jersey, on this 31 day 3 mo., 1777, being weak of body, but of 
sound and disposing mind, do will and bequeath. 

Item. To wife Anne, £100, and profits of my lands until my son> 
are 25 years old, and to live in the house where I now live, while nir 
widow, and son Solomon to find her firewood. 

To Child James, 20 acres to be surveyed from the upper end of my 
land adjoining Isaac Tomlinson, the place where Henry Miers now lives, 
to possess the same when 25 years of age. 

To son Samuel, when 25 years old, 20 acres from the upper part of 
my land, adjoining Ephraim Tomlinson's line, and the mill creek. 

To son John, 20 acres at the lower corner of land given to son 
Samuel. 

Son Kemble Mason, 20 acres adjoining land g.ven to son John, wherr 
25 years of age. 

To son Solomon, house and tJie plantation where I now live, u> 




Old Warming Pan 
In possesion of Rev. John R. Mason 
Shipshewana, Indiana 



GENEALOGY. 221 

Tiave and hold when 25 years old. 

Beulah Gaskill, wife of Josiah Gaskill, to have £10. 

Martha Mason, £50, three months after my decease. 

I hereby appoint as Executors of this my last will and testament, 
my wife Anne Mason, and Son-in-law, Josiah Gaskill. 

(Signed) SOLOMON MASON. 

Witnesses: 

Joseph Hillman. 

Samuel I'omlinson. 

Isaac Tomlmson. 

Probated 27-5 mo., 1777. 

HISTORY. . 

This relic was no doubt brought from England in the **Good Ship 
Kent," 1677, by Thomas Stokes. It then passed into the home of Sarah 
Stokes, his daughter, who in 1693 married Benjamin Moore, the pro- 
genitor of the Moore Family in America, and after whom Moorestown, 
New Jersey, is named. 

It was next used in the home of his son, Joseph Moore, who in 
1736 married Patience ^^'oolman. It descended from them to" their 
daughter, Mary Moore, who married John Mason in 1759. She died, 
and in 1761 John married her sister, Eh'zal)eth Moore. She also died, 
and in 1773 John Mason married Elizal)eth Ballinger. From this home 
this relic came into the home of Al)raham Mason and Eleanor Borton, 
and from them descended to his son John Mason and wife, Charity Bor- 
ton, who brought it from Burlington county, Xevv Jersey, to Fulton 
county, Ohio, in 1839. At his decease it was purchased by John Borton, 
the sixth, of ^^'est Unity, Williams county, Ohio, and was presented to 
his (lau^^hter Lydia Borton and husband, John R. Mason, now of Ship- 
shcwana, Indiana. 

It will be noticed that warming pans whicli were used in the latter 
part of the 17th century were more elaborate in design and construction. 
-This specimen ante-dates tlie use of stoves and had done service for 
many years ];efore the United States government was organized. 

III. John Mason, son of James Mason and Lida Busby, married Mary 
Moore, daughter of Joseph Moore and Patience A\'oolman, at Haddon- 
lield. Monthly Meeting, X. J., 9-4 mo., 1759. No issue as far as known. 

Mary died and John then married her sister, Elizabeth Moore. This 
marriage was under the laws of N. J., 21-5 mo., 1761, and outside of 
«.he Friends' church an acknowledgement made by John Mason at the 
Kvesham Monthly Meeting, N. J., 10-12 mo., 1772. They had one 
slaughter: — 

IV. Mary Mason, b. 

Elizabeth died and John then married, 22-2 mo., 1773, Elizabeth 



222 MASON FAMILY 

BalUnger, of Salem Monthly Meeting, N J. She was the daughter oi 
Joshua Ballinger and Naomi Dunn. Their children were: — 

Joshua, b. ; m. 17-1 mo., 1799, Mary Maxwell. 

Abraham, b. 12-11 mo., 1775; m. Eleanor Borton. 

Mary Maxwell was the daughter of John Maxwell and Rebecca, 
and was born 15-1 mo., 1780. 

V. Eleanor Borton, who married Abraham Mason, was the daughter 
of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer. Samuel was the son of Obadiah 
Borton and Susannah Butcher. Obadiah was the son of John Borton, 
Jr., and first wife, who was the son of John Borton and Ann, who came 
from the Parish of Aynhoe. Northamptonshire, England, in 1682. 

Elizabeth Ballinger Mason, third wife of John Mason, was born in 
N. J., 4-1 mo., 1755. Her parents, Joshua Ballinger and Xaomi Dunn, 
being members of the Society of Friends, her father died when she 
was only six years of age, leaving a widow with six small children. Eliza- 
beth was frail in body, until 15 years of age. In 1770, she was ap- 
prenticed to a trade, which she followed until 18 years of age, when she 
united in marriage with John Mason, a member of Evesham Monthly 
Meeting, N. J., with whom she lived a little more than 4 years, and of 
whom she speaks in her memoirs as a truly affectionate husband, and few, 
she believed, ever lived together in greater harmony and love. But He 
who I believe brought us together, saw meet to separate us. A short 
time before he expired, in a very affectionate manner, he said to me, 
**\Vell, my dear, I think we have nearly fulfilled our marriage covenant, 
and shall have nothing to answer for upon that account." He also ex- 
pressed that he saw nothing in his way, and believed he shou'd go to 
rest, the remembrance of which always afforded comfort and satisfac- 
tion to her mind. Being left a widow with two small children, life's 
burden seemed truly great, but her faith in her Lord and Master, buoyed 
her up, and kept her through all trials and discouragements. In the 
year 1778, she was again united in marriage with Job Collins, of Eves- 
ham, N. J., by whom she had the following children: — 

Mary Collins, b. 19-8 mo., 1780; m. Uriah Borton. 

John, b. 31-5 mo., 1782; m. Sarah Haines. 

Naomi, b. 26-4 mo., 1784; m. Isaac Roberts. 

Lydia, b. 17-11 mo., 1787; m. Isaac Stokes. 

Elizabeth, b. 9-2 mo., 1786. 

Josiah, b. 18-6 mo., 1789. 

Hannah, b. 5-9 mo., 1792. 

Hope, b. 7-10 mo., 1794. 

Isaac, 1). 4-7 mo., 1797. 

P^zra, b. 12-2 mo., 1801 ; died 8 mo., 1825, age 24 years. 

Job Co'lin's first wife was Mary Haines by whom he had one 
daughter: — 

Sarah, b. 15-11 mo., 1774: m. 12-3 mo., 1784, Samuel Thorn. 



GENEALOGY 223 

The children of Joshua Ballinger and Naomi Dunn, parents of Eliza- 
beth Mason Ballinger and who were married in the year 1749, were: — 

Elizabeth, b. 4-1 mo., 1755; m. John Mason, 3rd wife, 

m. Job Collins. 

Thomas, b. ; m. Susanna Dudley. 

Sarah, b. ; m. William Wilkins; died 9 mo., 1812. 

Bathsheba, b. ; m. John Moore, died 2 mo., 1820. 

Rachel, b. ; m. 

Joshua, Jr., b. ; m. 

Job Collins died 2 mo., 1827, in the 75th year of his age. In her 
memoirs, Elizabeth says: I believe his departed spirit is now at rest, 
in the arms of Redeeming Mercy; this is my comfort, my great consola- 
tion. Elizabeth Mason Collins was granted a dispensation to enter the 
gospel ministry w^hen 24 years of age, in which she continued, as her 
health would permit, to nearly the close of her life. She traveled with 
other Friends and held meetings in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, 
Long Island and New York, also, was a delegate to many yearly meet- 
ings at Philadelphia, Pa. The memoirs which she wisely kept, she says, 
were for the benefit of her descendants and were approved by the Upper 
Evesham Monthly Meeting, held 12-3 mo., 1831, and Haddonfield quar- 
terly meeting, 17-3 mo., 1831. After her death, which occurred 1-2 mo.,. 
1 83 1, in the 77th year of her age. 

IV. Joshua Mason, son of John Mason and Elizabeth Ballinger, mar- 
ried Mary Maxwell, daughter of John M. Maxwell and Rebecca, 17-1 
mo., 1799. Their children were: — 

Bethuel, b. 31-1 mo., 1800; m. Sarah 

John, b. 1 1-4 mo., 1802; died 9-5 mo., 1802. 

Job, b. 5-7 mo., 1804; m. Mary Rogers. 

Hannah, b. 11-8 mo., 1807; m. Levi L. Kain. 

William, b. 28-3 mo., 1809; m. Mary Ann W'isham. 

Joshua Mason died 2-^ mo., 181 1. The account as given by his 
mother, Elizabeth Mason, is as follows: **In the seventh month, I met 
with a severe trial indeed, l)y the sudden and unexpected death of my 
oldest son. I knew not of his illness until late in the afternoon; I went 
that evening to see him, and found him nearly speechless, though I be- 
lieve sensible. With a look of endeared affection, he grasped my hand, 
being able to say but little. He departed next morning, z-y month, aji^ed 
about 37 years, leaving a widows and four children.' 

V. Bethuel Mason, son of Joshua Mason and Mary Maxwell, married 
Sarah Their children were : — 

Mary, b. 
Joshua, b. 
Sarah, b. 
Richard, b. 
V. Job Mason, son of Joshua Mason and Mary ilaxwell, married Miry 



224 MASON FAMILY 

Rogers. Their children were: — 

Edwin, b. ; m Witcraft. 

John, b. ; m. Abigail Carson. 

Angeline, b. ; died in minority. 

Ezra, b. ; died in minority. 

V. Hannah Mason, daughter of Joshua Mason and Mary Maxwell, mar- 
ried Levi L. Kain. Their children were: — 

Mary, b. ; m. Joseph Sharp, 2nd wife. 

Beulah, b. ; m. Joseph St. Kinson. 

Emma, b. ; m. William Evans. 

Hannah, b. ; died young, unmarried. 

V. William Mason, son of Joshua Mason and Mary Maxwell, married 
Mary Ann Wisham, daughter of Jacob Wisham and Desiah. Their 
children were: — 

Annie, b. ; m. Jacob Braddock. 

William, b. ; Mary Haines. 

Cooper, b. ; m. Mary Bowker.* 

Levi L. Kain, who married Hannah Mason, the daughter of Joshua 
Mason and Mary Maxwell, was the son of William Kain and Anna Lip- 
pincott; Anna was the daughter of Levi Lippincott and Lettice Wills. 
VL Emma Kain, daughter of Hannah Mason and Levi L. Kain, mar- 
ried William B. Evans, son of Thomas Evans and Sarah Burrough. 
Thomas was a son of Thomas Evans and Mary Eves. Mary Kain, 
daughter of Levi L. Kain and Hannah Mason, married Joseph Sharp, 
son of Thomas Sharp and Rebecca Troth. Thomas was a son of Thomas 
Sharp and Esther Brooks. 

IV. Abraham Mason, son of John Mason and Elizabeth Ballinger, was 
horn in Evesham, N. J., 12-11 nio., 1775. He married Eleanor Borton, 
daughter of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer. Their children were: — 

Elizabeth, b. 29-11 mo., 1797; died single, age 30. 

John, b. 12-10 mo., 1799; m. Charity Borton. 

Joseph, b. 13-9 mo., 1801; died single. 

Samuel, b. 25-6 mo., 1803; m. Mary R. Borton. 

Susan, b. ; m. William Borton. 

Mary, b. ; m. Esaias Hunt. 

Josiah, b. ; died single, 7-9 mo., 1891, age 82 years. 

Rhoda, b. ; died single, age 19 years. 

Naomi, b. ; died age 15 years. 

VI. Esaias Hunt was the son of Mary Borton and Ralph Hunt. Mary 
was the daughter of Samuel Borton and Rhoda Packer. Esaias married 
Mary Mason, daughter of Abraham Mason and Eleanor Borton. Will- 
iam Borton, who married Susan Mason, was the son of Obadiah Borton 
and Sarah Andrews. 

Abraham Mason, second son of John Mason and Elizabeth Ballinger, 
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departed this life 4-2 1110., 1828, in his S3rd year, ''after a long and 
tedious illness from consumption, which through adorable mercy, was 
sanctified to him for good. A profitable season, wherein he became in- 
structed in the school of Christ, and was enabled to bear his affliction 
with Christian fortitude. Being favored with his understanding, he took 
leave of his wife and children, in an affectionate manner, and quietly de- 
parted without sigh or struggle.'' 

Naomi Mason, daughter of Abraham Mason and Eleanor Borton, 
died very suddenly in the 15th year of her age, having previously been 
a very robust person. Her loss was so keenly felt by her sister, Eliza- 
beth, who was a consumptive, that she, too, soon passed away, dying 
at the age of 30 years. Xaomi preceding her only three months. She 
died in the year 1825. 
18,358. Copy of Will, (Abstract). 

Date, 16-3 mo., lyjy. I, John Ma.son of Evesham township, Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey, being sick and weak, but of sound mind, do 
will and bequeth to my daughter Mary, £200, when eighteen years of 
age. 

To my son Joshua, £50, when 21 years of age, and the rest of my 
lands. 

To my son Abraham, £100, and all of my land which I purchased 
of John Engle, on the northerly side of ye Market road, also, six acres 
of woodland, touches father Mason's lands, to have the same when 
twenty-one years old. 

Wife, Elizabeth, rest of personal property, and use of my estate, as 
long as she is my widow, to bring up the children. 

I hereby appoint my w^fe Elizabeth, and Brother-in-law Caleb Aus- 
tin, as mv Executors. 

(Signed) JOHN MASON. 

Witnesses: 

Joseph Eyer. 

Josiah Gaskill. 

Isaac Evans. 

Probated, May 14th, 1777. 
V. John Mason, son of Abraham Mason and Eleanor Borton, married 
Charity Borton, first wife. Charity was a daughter of Bethuel Borton 
and Rebecca Clifton. Bethuel was a son of Benjamin Borton 
and Charity Rogers. Benjamin was the son of Obadiah Borton and 
second wife, Mary Driver. Obadiah was the son of John Borton, Jr., 
and first wife, and John Borton, Jr., was the son of John Borton, and 
Ann. the progenitors of the Borton family in America. 

John Mason and Charity Borton's children were: — 

Mary, b. 23-7 mo., 1823; m. John Ely, first wife, 25-9 mo., 1841. 

Rueben B., b. 4-3 mo., 1826; m. Sarah Oldham, 15-3 mo., 1849. 

Abraham, b. 18-7 mo., 1828; m. Mary Ann Borton, 21-2 mo., 1850. 



226 MASON FAMILY 

Rhoda, b. 21-7 mo., 1830; m. 31-1 mo., 1859, John Ely, second wife. 
Rebecca, b. 21-9 mo., 1832; m. 27-12 mo., 1849, Hudson Prickitt, 

m. John Paxon. 
Jolin C, I). 22-10 mo., 1836: m. Sarali Stockton, 9-1 mo., 1862. 

m. Mariah White, 

m. Emma W'el^ster, 10-8 mo., 1901. 
Naomi C, 1). 18-2 mo., 1840; m .Samuel Prickitt, 16-8 mo., i860. 
Hethuel, b. lyj mo., 1842: died 24-8 mo., 1864, age 22 years. 
Cliarity I)., b. 10-2 mo., 1845; died 3-10 mo., 1850. 
V. John Mason, the ])rojcnitor of the Ohio branch of the Mason family, 
was a son of Abraham Mason and Eleanor I>orton. He was born at ^H11 
Town, X. J., 1799, and removed to Fulton county, Ohio, with his family, 
in the year 1839. While a youn^^ man in X. J. he learned the carpenter's 
trade, which he followed for many years. He was twice married. He 
first united in marriaj^e with Charity P>orton, a daupi-hter of Bcthuel Bor- 
ton and Rebecca CliiTton, by whom he had nine children, 4 boys and 5 
girls. Charity died 7-5 mo., i86[ and on the 9-11 mo., 1865, he again 
united in marriai^c with Rebecca \\ansciver, of Camden, X. }., with wlioiii 
he lived until hi^ death on tlie 8-1 mo., 1878. In his marriage relations 
he was very successful, the women whom he married being far above 
the medium as women of business capacity, and true moral and re- 
ligious worth. John Mason built some of the first frame l)uil(lings erect- 
ed in Fulton county, Ohio. One that he constructed for his brother-in- 
law, Benjamin Borton, is still occupied and in good state of repair, this 
1907. When he removed from X. J. to Ohio, his effects were trans- 
ported in a one horse wagon; and at the time of his death he owned 
many acres of land and was surrounded by prosperous neighbors and 
had all of the luxuries of modern life. In later years he abandoned his 
trade and lived (juietly until his death, on the beautiful homestead which 
he had carved out of the primeval forest. For many years he was a 
member of the Society of Hixite Friends. 

In Memoriam. 
Died, at her home in West Unity, Wednesday, 2-5 mo., 1900, at 2 
o'clock, a. m., Mrs. Rebecca P>ailey, aged 84 years, 3 months and 11 days. 
Rel)ecca Vansciver was born 21-1 mo., 18 16, in Gloucester countv. 
N. J., near the village of 15erlin, and was the fifth of a family of seven 
daughters. Her early girlhood was spent on the farm where slie was 
born and in the village where for a number of years her father ran a 
hotel. When she was about 15 years old her family moved to Camden. 
wdiere she learned vest-making, which trade she followed for upwards 
of thirty years. 

On 9-1 I mo., 1865, slie was united in marriage to Mr. John Mason, i 
Franklin township, whom slie had met while on a visit to Ohio. SIil 
came at once to Ohio and has lived there ever since. 

After .Mr. Mason's death she remained a widow for about two vears. 




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when she was united in marriage to Mr. Ranchill Bailey, and came to 
West Unity to live, where she has lived ever since. Mr. Bailey died 
about eleven years ago. 

Early in her life she gave her heart to God and throughout her long 
life gave evidence of a strong Christian character. About four years 
ago she united with the Ambrose Baptist church in Fulton county. 

She was tlie emlxxliment of industry and frugality. A kind friend 
and neighbor, she was always ready to help along a good cause. 

Mrs. Bailey comes of a long-lived family, one of her sisters having 
died in her 86th, one in her 84th and one in her 74th year. 

I^\)r the past six or seven weeks, Mrs. I'ailey has been cared for by 
her niece, Mrs. Emma \\'el)ster, of Camden, X. J., and after her death 
another niece, Mrs. Cramer, of Camden, X. J., and a nephew, Asa V. 
Borton. from near Eafayette, Ind., came. These three represent the 
families of her nearest living relatives, as Mrs. Bailey was tlie last of 
her family. 

I'he funeral services were lield from her late residence on Saturday, 
at 1 1 o'clock, a. m., her pastor. Rev. Lewis, of Fulton county, assisted 
by Rev. J. P. Stockton, pastor of the First Pres])yterian church of this 
place, officiating. Iler remains were laid to rest beside her husl)an(l in 
the ShifTler cemetery. 

VI. Mary Mason, daughter of John ^Lason and Charity Borton, mar- 
ried John r^ly, 25-9 mo., 1841. Their children were: — 

Charity, b. 30-8 mo., 1843; "'^- ^^'orman Ingraham. 

ILarrison \\'., b. ()-4 mo., 1848; m. Tamar Snider. 

Phebe A., b .20-1 mo., 1850; m. Alfred Borton. 

Mary C, b. 8-1 mo., 1852; m. Rulon I^orton. 

Catherine E., b. 22-5 mo., 1853; m. Edwin Borton . 

John", Jr., 1). 7-8 mo., 1855; m. Priscilla Borton. 

A.sher M., b. i 1-2 mo., 1845; died young, 2-4 mo., 1849. 

Rhoda A., b. 1-9 mo., 1846; died young, 2-4 mo., 1849. 

Mary Mason died 20-10 mo., 1856, and John Ely married Rhoda 
Mason, sister to his former wife, 31-1 mo., 1859. Their children were: — 

W^inlield Scott, b. 5-IJ mo., 1859: m. Dora Oswold. 

Stanton M., b. 18-3 mo., i8r)2: m. Ruie Ilider. 

Elliott C, b. 13-f) mo., 1865: m. vSarah Dswold, 

m. Dora M. McElroy. 

John l^ly, Sr.. son of Aslier and Catherine Ely, was ])orn 13-3 mo., 
1820, X<:)rthum])erlan(l county. Pa., came to Knox county, C)hi(), wliere 
they resided until 1839, and tlien removed to Williams county, Oliio. 
John was a born athlete. An ex])ert swimmer, a good w6odsm:in and 
could distance his fellow laborers in husking, binding up wheat or u.sing 
the scythe or cradle. His favorite sport was hunting and fisliing. In 
hunting deer his favorite method was **belling" them, this was done 
l)y stra])ping a cow bell to tlie horses neck, he would then mount and 



228 MASON FAMILY 

with loaded rifle quietly saunter through the woods. At this early day 
all cattle had to be pastured in the woods, hence each herd had its bell 
cow, and this being the case the deer became used to the bells and many 
times herded with the cattle, hence a hunter riding a belled horse could 
readily come within rifle shot of the deer. The favorite horse used for 
this purpose was a fine large sorrel stallion, owned we believe, by Asher 
Ely, and John Ely has located to the writer many places where deer 
have been killed by him, in this vvay. The horse was so trained that he 
would stop with head erect, while the rifle rested between his ears and 
was aimed and fired. The deer when killed would then be '*jerked." 
thrown across the horse behind the rider and taken to the cabin home. 
John Ely deceased the 26-9 mo., 1878, a man greatly loved and esteemed 
by all who knew him. 

VII. Charity Ely, daughter of John Ely and Mary Mason, married 
Norman Ingraham. They had one son : — 

Harry H., b. ; died young. 

VII. Harrison Ely, son of John Ely and Mary Mason, married Tamar 
.Snider. They had two children : — 
/r>.. John Elbert, b. 
V* Elsie M., b. 

VII. John, Jr., son of John Ely and Mary Mason, married Priscilla Bor- 
ton, daughter of Nathan Borton and Mary Butcher. Their children 
were : — 

Lucy L., b. 

Verna C, b. 

Glenn M., b. 

VII. Catherine E. Ely, daughter of Mary C. Mason and John Ely, mar- 
ried Edmund Borton, son of Bethuel Borton and Caroline Stockton. 
Their children were : — 

Maggie E., b. ; m. Howard Canby. 

Edwin, b. 

VIII. Maggie E. Borton and Howard Canby have one child : — 
Eddie, b. 

VII. Winfield S. Ely, son of Rhoda B. Mason and John Ely, married 
Isidora C. Oswald. Their children were: — 

Mable S., b. 

Charles E., b. 

Alta M., b. 

Florence B., b. 

Nellie M., b. ; m. Elmer E. Shaffer. : . 

Estell R., b. ; m. Fanny ' 

VIIL Nellie M. Ely and Elmer E. Shaffer's children were:— %}'' 

Lela Bell, b. 1 

VIIL The children of Estell R. Ely and Fanny were :— 

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VII. Stanton M. Ely, son of Rhoda B. Mason and John Ely, married 
Ruie H. Hider. Their children were: — 

Elva, b. 

Howard, b. 
VII. Elliott C. Ely, son of Rhoda B. Mason and John Ely, married Sarah 
Oswald. They had one child : — 

Rhoda Fern, b. 15-4 mo., 1889, died 12-3 mo., 1890. 

Sarah Oswold died and Elliott C. Ely then married Dora M. Mc- 
Elroy. They had three children: — 

DwHght M., b. 20-T mo., 1895. 

Velma L., b. 15-9 mo., 1897. 

Rose Urban, b. 5-7 mo., 1899. 
VI. Mary C. Mason, first wife of John Ely, was born in Burlington 
county, N. J., 23-7 mo., 1823, and departed this life 20-10 mo., 1856, in 
the 34th year of her age. She taught the first district school ever taught 
in Brady township, Williams county, Ohio. 

VI. Reuben B. Mason, son of John Mason and Charity Borton, married 
Sarah Oldham, 17-3 mo., 1849. Their children were: — 

Rhoda A., b. 27-12 mo., 1849; m. 29-9 mo., 1870, Allen Agnew. 

Freeman C, M. D., 1). 11-8 mo., 1851; m. 4-10 mo., 1877, Emily 
Comstock. 

Rebecca, b. 7-6 mo., 1853; m. 5-1 1 mo., 1874, Henry Miller. 

John R., b. 14-1 mo., 1855; m. 2-4 mo., 1878, Mary L. Borton, 2nd 
husband. 

Rynaldo R., b. lo-ii mo., 1857; m. Hetty Amsl^augh. 

George W., b. i-i mo., i860; m. Tillie Crawford. 

Cynthia Sarah, b. 5-8 mo., 1863; m. 25-2 mo., 1883, Charles Mills. 

Emitt C, 1). 24-12 mo., 1865; m. Lil)])ie Munson. 

Melville A., 1). 12-10 mo., 1867; m. 31-3 mo., 1889, Julia Watkins. 

VII. Rhoda A. Mason, daughter of Reuben B. Mason and Sarah Old- 
ham, married Allen Agnew, l)orn 2-10 mo., 1844.- Their children were: — 

Ruey, !). 26-7 mo., 1873; m. Gilbert Keller. 
Hugh. b. 31-1 mo., 1875; m. Marie LeGault. 
Claudia, b. 28-9 mo., 1878; m. Calvin D. Albert. 
Paul G., b. 3-7 mo., 1881. 

VIII. Hugh Agnew, son of Allen Agnew and Rhoda A. Mason, married 
Marie LeCiault. Their children were: — 

Clifton Allen, b. 9-1 mo., 1903. 
VII. Rynaldo R. Mason, son of Reuben B. Mason and Sarah Oldham, 
married Hetty Amsbaugh. Their children were: — 

Bee, b. 10-8 mo., 1884; m. Clara Shank. 

George, b. 10-4 mo., 1886. 

Verney, b. 21-10 mo., 1893. 
VII. Rev. Bee Mason, son of Rynaldo Mason and Hetty Amsbaugh, 



230 MASON FAMILY 

married Clara Shank. 'I'hcy have one child : — 

Vergia Lcona, h. 10-9 mo., 1906. 
VII. (ieorge W. Mason, son of Reuben B. Mason and Sarah Oldhani, 
married Tillie Crawford, 30-5 nio., 1886. They have two children: — 

Harlcy, b. 20-2 mo., 1889. 

Marjorie, b. 24-7 mo., 1903. 
VII. Emitt Mason, son of Ken])en I]. Mason and Sarali Oldham, married 
Libl)y Munson, 2-5 mo., 1885. Their children were: — 

Harry, b. 9-1 1 mo., 1888. 

Islah, b. 4-5 mo., 1891. 

Freeman Clark, b. 17-6 mo., 1895. 

Velma, b. i-i mo., 1900. 
VII. Melville A. Mason, son of Reuben B. Mason and Sarah Oldham, 
married Julia A .W'atkins. Their children were: — 

Alta R.. 1). 23-1 mo., 1891. 

S. Verle, b. 23-8 mo., 1893. 

Esther R., b. 13-7 mo., 1899. 

Julia A. W'atkins was born 31-12 mo., 1870. 
VII. Sarah Cynthia Mason, daughter of Reuben B. Mason and Sarah 
Oldham, married Charles Mills. They had two children: — 

Emitt C, b. 13-8 mo., 1884. 

Ernest J., b. 26-6 mo., 1896. 

Sarah Cynthia died 18-9 mo., 1906. 
VII. John R. Mason, son of Reuben B. Mason and Sarah Oldham, mar- 
ried Lydda Borton, widow, daughter of John Borton and Elizabeth Tay- 
lor. Their children were: — 

Cora, b. . Adopted. 

Reuben Borton Mason, oldest son of John Mason and Charity Bor- 
ton, was born in Burlington county. New Jersey, 4-3 mo., 1826, and came 
with his parents to Fulton county, Ohio, in 1839, being a lad 13 years 
of age. 

He attended tlie public schools in X^. J., and secured what education 
he could obtain from the pioneer schools of Fulton county. Ohio. His 
boyhood days were spent in helping to clear and im])rove the land taken 
up l)y his father and the raising and distilling of peppermint. 

When he reached his majority, he was married to Sarah Oldham, 
15-3 mo., 1849. She was 'horn in Allegheny county. Pa., 17-12 mo., 1830. 
After marriage they settled on section one. on p:irt of tlie land taken up 
by his father. 

He built a log house wliicli later was occupied in part, for store pur- 
poses until a frame building was erected. He also built an ashery and 
began the manufacture of pot and pearl ash,' also baking soda, "Saler- 
atus.'' 

Eater lie laid out the town of Trenton, and the neighboring post- 
ofifice of Blanc was removed to this village. He was installed as post- 




Sarah Oldham Mason, Cynthia Mason Mills 
Rebecca Mason Miller, Rhoda Mason Agnew 



GENEALOGY. 231 

master, which office he held for several years. 

He had some kiiowledf^e of law, althou^^h never admitted to tlie 
bar, and pleaded many cases in justice court. 

His knowled^i^e of medicine was such that he never employed a 
physician in his home, and altliough they ])assed through several epi- 
<lemics of fever, his children all grew up to man and womanhood. 

In politics he was an ardent abolitionist until after the emancipa- 
tion of the slaves, when he became a Democrat. .\s to his religious 
views, he clings to the tents of his early fathers, the Hicksite Friends. 

During the war of the Rebellion, he enlisted in the 38th Regiment, 
Ohio \'ol. Infantry, but was rejecterl owing to weak eyes, (myopia) and 
other pliysical ailments. 

In 1866, the family moved to Ransom township, Hillsdale county, 
Mich., where he located on a large farm and later entered into the 
mercantile business at Frontier, Mich. 

He is still living, in his 82nd year, and with his youngest sister, 
Naomi Prickitt, are all that survives of his father's family, in which 
there were nine children, four boys and five girls. 

He gives many reminiscences of the early days, and the hardships 
endured, among others, how he and his younger brother, Abraham, 
killed a deer. The gun rested on his shoulder while Abraham aimed and 
fired it. The aim proved true and there was meat and great rejoicing 
in the Mason home. 

One flour mill had to do the grinding for the pioneers scattered 
over a wide tract of country, so that a peck of corn was a grist for each 
family, hence, Reuben or his brother, Abraham, had to visit the mill 
each day astride of the old family horse, which they called Dave. The 
same which hitched to a one horse wagon brought the family from New 
Jersey and landed them in their new home in Ohio. This noble old 
charger made one or two subsecpient visits to New Jersey and Phila- 
delphia, Pa., carrying to that city, peppermint oil and returning with 
boots and shoes and other family supplies, or in other wcrds, going six 
hundred miles to market. 

Reuben l>orton Mason was an educator and helped to build up 
the pieneer schools of Franklin, Fulton county, Ohio. He was for many 
years an officer on the scliool board, was also one of tlie township trus- 
tees. After his removal to Michigan he was elected to the office of Justice 
of tlie Peace, which office lie tilled to tlie satisfaction of the ])ublic and 
all ct>ncerne(l. 

The village of Trenton would, no doubt, have thrived and became a 
business ])lace, but parties owning the adjacent land, refused to survey 
and disi)(>se of village lots, hence, the town ceased to grow and tlirive. 
VI. Abraham Mason, son c)f John ^^ason and Charity Horton, married 
^lary Ann Borton, daughter of Asa }>orton and Flizal)eth Haxen. Their 
children were : — 



232 MASON FAMILY 

Elizabeth, b. 4-12 mo., 1851 ; m. 25-12 mo., 1873, Willis E. Clark. 

Ellen Angeline, b. 29-8 mo., 1855; m. 1874, George Oldfield. 

l-.:uira Celesta, b. 15-8 mo., 1857; m. 1876, Henry D. Walters. 

Ecliii Aiineta, b. 5-9 mo., 1859; m. 23-8 mo., 1882, James Riddle. 

Florence Mercy, b. 27-12 mo., 1861 ; m. Harvey Stevens, 

m. 23-2 mo., 1885, John Emmitt Riddlo. 

\\ ilbur Josiah, b. 23-8 mo., 1863; m. 1887. Eusebie Conaway. 
VII. Ellen Mason, daughter of A])raham Mason and Mary Ann Borton, 
married George Oldfield. They had two children: — 

Nora, b. ; died young. 

Cieorge \\'illis, b. 

VII. Laura C. Mason, daughter of Abraham Mason and Mary Ann Bor- 
ton, married Henry D. AX'alters. Their children were: — 

Ora C, b. : m. William Rupp. 

Jessie, b. ; died age 17 years. 

Garfield, b. ; m. l^]anch Loveland. 

Wilbur, b. ; died age 14 years. 

VIII. Ora Walters, daughter of Henry Walters and Laura Mason, 
married William Rupp. They have two children: — 

Henry, b. 

Iva, b. 
VIII. Garfield Walters, son of Laura Mason and Henry Walters, mar- 
ried Blanch Loveland. They had one child: — 

Leora, b. ; died young. 

VII. Lelia Mason, daughter of Abraham Mason and Mary Ann Bor- 
ton, married James Riddle. They have two children: — 

Clive, b. 15-6 mo., 1885; m. Bessie S. Warner. 
Carrie J., b. 19-6 mo., 1888. 

VIII. Clive Riddle, son of Lelia Mason and James Riddle, married 
Bessie S. Warner. 

VII. Florence Mason, daughter of Abraham Mason and Mary Ann Bor- 
ton, married Harvey Stevens, first husband. No issue. Later Florence 
married John Emmitt Riddle. They have three children: — 

Fred, b. 29-6 mo., 1888. 

George, b. 15-10 mo., 1890. 

Mary Ann, b. 10-7 mo., 1896. 
VII. Wilbur Josiah Mason, son of Abraham Mason and Mary Ann 
Borton, married Eusebie Conaway. Their children were: — 

Una, b. 1889. 

Laura C, b. 1891. 

Ora C, b. 1893. 

Abraham, b. 1894. 

Wilvia, b. 1896. 

Vida, b. 1898. 

Blanch, b. 1899. 



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Dott, b. ; died yoiing^. 

Mildred, b. 1901. 

Wilbur, b. 1905. 
VI. Abraham Mason, son of John Mason and Charity Borton, was born 
at Hartford, New Jersey, 18-7 mo., 1828, and came, while a lad, to Ohio, 
with his parents. He united in marriage with Mary Ann Borton, daugh- 
ter of Asa Borton and Elizal)eth Hazen, 21-2 mo., 1850. In 1853 he pur- 
chased his homestead, one hundred sixty acres of land in Gorham town- 
ship, Fulton county, Ohio, of E. C. Chester, for $i,ooo. He also at this 
time owned eighty acres of land in the township of Rasin, Lenawee 
county, Michigan. He enlisted 3 mo., 1864, in Company B., 6oth Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry, under command of Captain Eddy. His regiment 
was a part of the infantry corps of the Army of the Potomac under Gen- 
eral Burnsides. His first experience in battle was at the Wilderness, 
Virginia. His whole time while in the service was spent in and around 
Petersburg, Virginia, and the engagements were Battle of the Wilder- 
ness, Spottsylvania Court House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, 
battles at Petersburg, battles at A\'eldon Railroad, Battle of Richmond 
and Petersburg, and Hatcher's Run, where on the 27-10 no., 1864, he 
was shot through the bowels, w\'is sent to the City Point hospital, where 
he died at 7 o'clock a. m., 29-10 mo., 1864, and lies l^uried at City Point, 
Virginia. This patriot might have enlisted in a new regiment, and 
have seen but comparatively little service, but he went as a recruit in a 
regiment that had seen much previous service. This veteran regiment 
was kept at the front, which was according to his wish and desire. He 
was ready for sacrifice or service. He left a w'lie and six little children 
to enter the service of his country. We append an extract written by 
Abraham Mason to his brother, Reul)en B. Mason, on 13-9 mo., 1864. At 
this time his father, John Mason's home and that of Reuben were in 
the throes of an epidemic of yellow fever, which had been l)rought into 
the country from Philadelphia, Penna. The younger brother, I5ethuel, 
had died with it in 8 mo., previous, while Reuben Mason, with most of 
his family, were down with the disease, also his brother, John C. Mason. 
The letter in question is written just after Abraham has learned of the 
death of his brother, Bethuel. 

Petersburg, Va., 13-9 mo., 1864. 
Dear. Brother: — 

I take this opportunity of writing a few lines to let thee know that 
I am just middling well, hoping that when thee gets this, it will find 
thee and all thy family, and all the rest of my folks, and also others, all 
enjoying good health, as that is one of the greatest blessings we have 
in this world. I heard of Bethuel's death, which was sad news to me to 
think that one so young and in the prime of life should be called away; 
but the Lord knows best, and wdiat is best for us; so let His will be done, 
not ours. Tell Father not to fret about it for all things are for the best. 



2VA MASON FAMILY 

I heard that John was very sick, and that thee was not much hetter. * * 
*****! almost forgot to tell thee that I received a few lines from 
Khoda Ann, which was a great pleasure to me to think that she tliought 
enough of her uncle to write to him, for a letter always does a soldier 
g"ood, if it is but a sliort one. 

I sui)i)ose thee would like to know something about what we are 
<loing here at the present time. Well, today ,we are lying still, but have 
orders to clean our guns, and be ready for any emergency. We are 
])ack about one mile from the front where we have been building forts, 
and breast works, for a week or over, and we have to work every day, 
and some of us stand guard every night, so thee can see that we have not 
much time to write. ****** Well, I must bring my letter to a close, 
so farewell for this time. Please write as soon as thee gets this and let 
nie know how you all are. 

From thv brother, 

ABRAHAM MASOX. 

VI. Rebecca Mason, daughter of John Mason and Charity Borton, mar- 
ried Hudson Prickett, 27- u mo., 1849. They had tw'o children: — 

Benjamin F., b. 30-5 mo., 1851. 

Samuel, b. 30-11 mo., 1855. 

Alcenia T^^lnor, b. 16-5 mo., 1853; died J7-5 mo., 1853. 

VII. Benjamin F. Prickitt, son of Rebecca Mason and Hudson Prickitt, 
married Anna M. Bushy, 16-2 mo., 1871. Their children were: — 

Samuel Edwin, b. 12-5 mo., 1872; m. Laura Craskey . 

29-5 mo., 1901, m. Bessie Powell, died 14-1 mo., 1902. 

8-3 mo., 1906, m. Ethel Eldridge. No issue. 
Sarah Ellen, b. 27-/ mo., 1874; m. Herbert Poorman. 
Cora Bell, b. 31-8 mo., 1877; m. Thomas Barnes. 
Samuel Edwin Prickitt died 6-4 mo., 1906. 

VIII. Sarah Ellen Prickitt, daughter of Benjamin F. Prickitt and Anna 
Mary P>ushy. married Herbert Poorman, 237 12 mo., 1892. Their chil- 
dren were : — 

Leo I^^., b. 10-9 mo., 1897. 

Xina 15., b. 13-9 mo., 1901. 
VIII. Cora [>ell, daughter of Benjamin F. Prickitt and Anna Mary 
lUishy, married 25-12 mo., 1895, Thomas Barnes. Their children were: — 

George, b. 3-8 mo., 1902. 

Harr}', b. 2T-2 mo., 1906. 
VII. Samuel Prickitt, son of Rebecca Mason and Hudson Prickitt, mar- 
ried Barbary Bushy, 19-12 mo., 1897. Their children were: — 

\\'illian>, i). 4-1 mo., 1881. 

Pearl, b. 15-10 mo., 1883. 
HudscHi Prickitt, w lio married Rebecca ^Mason, died 10-10 mo., 1856. 
-cind Rel.)ecca married Jhon Paxon, 17-11 mo., 1859. Their children were: 

Mar). 1). 16-9 mo.. 1860; single. 




John Paxon and wife Rebecca Mason Paxon 




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John. Jr., b. 7-5 nio., 1864; m. Jennet Kifj^er, 13-11 nio , 1890. 
30-5 mo., 1897, "1- Grace McCa.skey Stevens. 

Cha"ily, 1). 24-8 mo., 1862; m. rVank Far(iuor. 

m. John Hoi man. 

Jo.s :Ji, 1). 27-5 mo., j866; m. Mary Hallett. 

HiH 'sjn, h. yy mo., 1868: m. Nettie Horn. 

m. Ilannali Miller. 

Rebecca J., I). 21-4 mo., 1874; m. (jeorj^e Bushy. 
VII. John Paxon, Jr., son of Rebecca Mason and John Paxon, married 
two wives. No issue by the first; died 6-1 1 mo., 1895. He had one child 
by Grace McCaskey Stevens: — 

Leslie, b. 26-1 mo., 1900. 
VII. Josiah Paxon, son of Rebecca Mason and John Paxon, married 
Mary Hallett, 2-4 mo., 1890. Their children were: — 

Florence, b. 24-6 mo., 1895. 

Edwin, b. 7-11 mo., 1899. 

James, b. 17-5 mo., 1891 ; died young, 27-4 mo., 1895. 

John, b. 30-8 mo., 1893; died young, 29-9 mo., 1894. 

Mary Hallett Paxon died. 9-ri mo., 1907. 
VII. Charity Paxon, daughter of Rebecca Mason and John Paxon, mar- 
ried Frank Farquor, 16-4 mo., 1882. They had one daughter: — 

Jennie, b. 22-1 mo., 1884; died single, 3-3 mo., 1907. 

Later Charity married John F. Hallman, 25- 10 mo., 1887, by whom 
she had two sons: — 

Ehvood, b. 9-7 mo., 1888. 

George, b. 3 mo., 1892. 
VII. Rebecca J. Paxon, daughter of Rel)ccca Mason and John Paxon, 
married Cieorge I>ushy, 12-11 mo., 1890. They have two children: — 

Ralph, b. 20-1 mo., 1895. 

Rosa, 1). 4-1 1 mo., 1899. 
VII. Hudson Paxon, son of Rebecca Mason and John Paxon, married 
Nettie Horn, 30-8 mo., 1888. Tliey had two cliildren : — 

Helen Irma, b. 15-10 mo., 1889. 

Arthur Ray, 1). 11-6 mo., 1894; died young, 19-2 mo., 1899. 

Nettie Horn died 27-4 mo., 1901, and Hudson Paxon then married 
Hannah Miller. 27-8 mo., 1902, by whom he had 

Roscoe (ieorge, b. 14-7 mo., 1903. 

(jrace Mildred, b. 19-2 mo., i(;o5-: died 25-7 mo., 1907. 

Bertha Belva, b. 16-9 mo., 1907. 

John Paxon, Sr., second hus1)and of Rebecca ^lason, was born in 
the state of Pennsylvania: but moved with his parents to New Jersey, 
wlien (juite young. In the year 1844, he came to Ohio, being in the 25th 
year (^f his age, having l)een born 2'^-^^ mo., 1819. He Wcis a wheelwright 
by trade, and also did undertaking; but after his marriage retired to the 
farm, where he died 12 mo., 1893, aged about yi years. For m:iny years 



236 MASON FAMILY 

he was a menil)er of the Franklin Baptist church of Fulton county, Ohio, 
where his wife and family also worshipped. In disposition he was quiet 
and unassuming, and won many life-long^ friends. 

VI. Naomi C. Mason, daughter of John Mason and Charity Borton, 
married Samuel Prickitt, 16-8 mo., i860. Their children were: — 

Rebecca Elizabeth, b. 7 mo., 1861 ; m. Charles Smith. 
Lida Alice, b. 2 mo., 1863; m. Christ Hochstettler. 
Rhoda, b. 2 mo., 1868; m. Ernest Buxton. 
Frank, Elmer, b. 2 mo., 1865; m. Clara Gilford. 
Lillian Anna, b. 2 mo., 1870; m. Rev. George Curtiss. 
Henry Herbert, b. 9 mo., 1872; m. Nellie Galbraith. 

VII. Rebecca Elizabeth Prickitt, daughter of Naomi Mason and Samuel 
Prickitt, married Charles Smith. Their children were: — 

Nellie E., b. ; m. Everett Spring. 

Bertha L., b. 
Charles Ernest, b. 

VIII. Nellie E. Smith, daughter of Rebecca Elizabeth Prickitt and 
Charles A. Smith, married Everett Spring. They have one child: — 

IX. Florence L., b. 

VII. Lida Prickitt, daughter of Naomi Mason and Samuel Prickitt, mar- 
ried Christ Hochstettler. They have two children: — 

Floyd E., 1). 

Glenn, b. 
VII. Rhoda Prickitt, daughter of Naomi ^Lason and Samuel Prickitt, 
maried Ernest Buxton. Their children were: — 

Henry Leland, b. 

Florence, b. 
VII. Frank Prickitt, son of Naomi ^lason and Samuel Prickitt, married 
Clara Gilford. They have two children: — 

Dessa A., b. 

Charles Kenneth, b. 
VII. Lillian Prickitt. daughter of Naomi Mason and Samuel Prickitt, 
married Rev. George T. Curtiss. Their children were: — 

Vesta, 1>. 

.Mable, 1). 

Hazel, b. 

Gladys, b. 

George Lester, b. 

The Rev. George Curtiss was born in England and has been ordained* 
a pastor of the regular Baptist church of America. 

VII. Henry Prickitt, son of Naomi Mason and Samuel Prickitt, mar- 
ried Nellie Galbraith. Their children were: — 

Alice M., b. 

Marjory, b. 

Dorothy, b. 




Nellie E. Spring, 
Naomi Mason Prickett, Rebecca E. Smith, 

Florence L. Spring 



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VI. John C. Mason, son of John Mason and Charity Borton, married 
Sarah Jane Stockton. Their children were: — 

Carrie, b. ; m. William Eldridge. 

Josiah, b. ; m. Rettie Munson. 

Charity, b. ; m. Walter Morey. 

Sarah Jane Stockton died and John C. Mason married Mariah White 
and IO-8 mo., 1901, Emma Webster. No issue by the last two marriages. 

VII. Carrie Mason, daughter of John C. Hason and Sarah Jane Stock- 
ton, married William Eldridge. They had two children: — 

Merl, b. 

Estel, b. 
VII. Josiah Mason, son of John C. Mason and Sarah Jane Stockton, 
married Rettie Munson. Their children were: — 

Earl b. 

Vernon, b. 

Luella, b. 

Harlow, b. 

Louis, b. 
VII. Charity Mason, daughter of John C. Mason and Sarah Jane Stock- 
ton, married Walter Morey. Their children were: — 

Floyd A., b. 

Esta L., b. . ' 

Kenneth E., b. 

Tune A., 1>. 

krith M., b. 

Edward G., b. 

Marsine, b. 

Lena May, b. 
VI. John C. Mason, third son of John Mason and Charity Borton, was 
born 22-10 mo., 1836, in Evesham. Burlington county, N. J., and died 
in Franklin township, Fulton County, Ohio, 8-7 mo., 1902. His boy- 
hood was spent amidst the forests of the new country and he was sub- 
jected to the hardships and privations of a pioneer life, but such was his 
l.)\e 'OT books and animals, particularly the horse, that he spent hi.> 
leisure hours with such books as he could procure pertaining to the dis- 
eases and training of that animal, so that he stood in high esteem as a 
veterinary surgeon, and treated and trained horses with marked success. 
Farther, not content with his achievements, he began the study of gen- 
eral medicine and was admitted to practice by the Medical Examining 
Board of the state of Ohio. The number of his medical certificate being 
638. Although being deprived of modern school privileges, he overcan^e 
all obstacles, and made himself a very useful member of society. 
V. Samuel Mason, son of Abraham Mason and Eleanor Borton, married 
Mary R. Borton, daughter of Jol) Borton and Anna Rogers. Job was 
the son of Obadiah Borton and Marv Driver; Obadiah was the son of 



238 MASON FAMILY 

John Borton, Jr., and first wife. John, Jr., was the son of John Borton 
and Ann, the progenitors of the Borton family in America. Mary R. 
Borton was l)orn 29-6 mo., 1807. Her and Samuel Mason's children 
were : — 

Rzra C, b. 30-6 mo., 1829; m. Sarah Matthews. 

Anna R., b. jo-ij mo., 1831 : m. Obadiah Borton, 

m. Morrosin Gleason. 

Asenath, b. jo-i mo., 1834; died sinj^le. 

Job ]>., b. 3-4 mo, 1835: m. Ann Kliza Appleby. 

Xaomi C, 1). 14-10 mo., 1840; died sino^le. 

Rhoda, 1). 1-9 mo., 1843: single, died 4 mo., 1907. 

Ann is all of Samuel Mason's children living at the present time. 
Job and one son died of tyi)h()id fever, in 1873. Mary R. Borton. wife of 
Samuel Mason, departed this life 16-6 mo.. 1848, in the 41st year of her 
age. 

VI. h>.ra C. Mason, son of wSamuel Ma^on and Mary R. Borton, mar- 
ried Sarali Matthews. Their children were: — 

Joseph ()., b. 

Two children died young and Joseph O. lost an arm while driving 
on the canal. 

IV. Job Borton, son of Obadiah Borton and Mary Driver, married Anna 
Rogers. Their children were : — 

Grace, b. ; m. Lashley. 

Ann, b. ; m. Fox. 

Lydia, b. ; m. Thomas Brooks. 

Hannah, b. ; m. 

V. Mary R., 1). : m. Samuel Mason. 

A brother to these sisters died young and his name is not known. 

VI. Ami Mason, daughter of Samuel Mason and Mary R. IJorton, mar- 
ried Obadiah Borton, son of Rebecca I>orton and Joseph Borton. Their 
children were : — 

Mary Ann, b. ; m. William Hunter (Jrice, 

m. Josej)!! Feathers. 
Josei)h, I). ; m. Jennie JMiglish, 

m. Rachel Rhinninger. 
James, b. ; m. Sarah Hoops. 

John, b. ; m. Lora liailey. 

William, b. ; m. Eva Towns. 

Cinderella, b. ; \u, William (iocdman, 

m. Lewis Dilyard. 
(icorge, 1). ; m. Alice. 

Obadiah, Jr., b. : single. 

Amy. 1). ; died at the age oi 16. 

VII. Mary Ann P)orton, daugliter of Obadiah Borton and Ann Mason, 
married Wi'.liam Hunter (irice. Their children were: — 



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William Eber, b. ; ni, Nora Wilson. 

Elizal)eth Viola, b. ; m. 

Later Mary Ann married Joseph Feathers. Their children were: — 

Dora, b. 

Emanuel, b. 

John, b. 

Amanda, b. 

Lovina, b. 

Joseph, b. 
VII. Joseph Rorton, son of Ann Mason and Obadiah Borton, married 
Jennie English. They had one child: — 

Mabel, b. 

Later Joseph Borton married Rachel Rliinninger, by whom he had 
five children : — 

Grace, b. 

Herman, b. 

Otis, b. 

(jlen, h. 

Lester S., b. 
VII. James Borton, son of Ann Mason and Obadiah Borton, married 
Sarah Hoops. Their children were: — 

Lyman, b. 

Orpha, b. 

Letta, b. 

Lenard, b. 

Dora, b. 

Beulah, b. 

Hazel, b. 

Veda, b. 
VII. John Borton, son of Ann Mason and Obadiah Borton, married Lora 
Bailey, widow of James Ely. Their children were: — 

Amanda, b. 

Emma, b. 

Bertha, b. 

Hazel, b. 
VII. William Borton, son of Ann Mason and Obadiah Borton, married 
Eva Towns. Their children were: — 

Simeon, b. 

Emma, b. 

Francis, b. c 

Ernest, b. 

Jesse T., b. 
VII. Cinderella Borton, daughter of Ann Mason and Obadiah Borton„ 
married William (joodman. Their children were: — 

Anna, b. 



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Charles, b. 

Later Cinderella married Lewis Dilyard. Their children were: — 

Ruth B., b. 

Edith A., b. 

VI. Job A. Mas6n, son of Samuel Mason and Mary R. Borton, married 
Ann Eliza Appleby. Their children were: — 

Jacob A., b. ; m. Mary Shugar. 

Samuel A., b. ; m. Laura Emmons. 

Anna Elizabeth, b. ; ni. Henry Burke. 

Rhoda A., b. ; m. Benjamin Vanzant. 

William, b. ; died young. 

VII. Samuel A. Mason, son of Job Mason and Ann Eliza Appleby, mar- 
ried Laura Emmons. They had two children: — 

Elsie, b. 

Samuel, Jr., b. ; died in infancy. 

VII. Anna Elizabeth Mason, daughter of Job Mason and Ann Eliza 
Appleby, married Henry Burke. Their children were: — 

Maud, b. ; m 

Henry, b. 

Samuel, b. 

Enoch, b. 

Maud Burke is married and has three children. The name of her 
husband and children not known. 

VII. Rhoda A. Mason, daughter of Job Mason and Ann Eliza Appleby, 
married Benjamin Vanzant. They had nine children: — 

Benjamin, 1). ; died young, 1888. 

Fred, b. 2-1 mo., 1889. 

Thomas, b. 31-5 mo., 1891. 

Mary, b. 12-3 mo., 1894. 

Charles, b. 23-3 mo., 1897. 

William, b. 2-1 mo., 1900. 

Ella, b. 1802; died age 2 years. 

George b. 30-7 mo., 1905. 

Robert, b. 4 mo., 1907. 
VII. Jacob A. Mason, son of Job Mason and Ann Eliza. Appleby, mar- 
ried Mary Shugar. They have one child: — 

Ada,'b. 

Jacob A. Mason is a laundryman and his home is at Steubenville, 
Ohio. *l 

V. Josiah Mason, son of Abraham Mason and Eleanor Borton, never 
married. He was born in Evesham. Burlington county, N. J., 1809, 
where he resided and cared for his mother through her declining years, 
and when she was laid away to rest he sought a home amidst the forests 
of the west. He came to Fulton county, Ohio, in 1856, and made his 
home with his brother John, until his death, after which he lived with his 



GENEALOGY. 241 

niece, Rebecca Paxon. He was of a sunny, pleasing disposition and 
had a good word for every one with whom he came in to contact. He 
loved to hunt and fish and sly indeed was the animal or bird who did 
not fall a prey to his trap or the unerring aim of his rifle. He amassed 
quite a reasonable fortune, which was secured by honest integrity and 
thrift. He died at the home of his niece in Chesterfield, Fulton county, 
Ohio, 7-9 mo., 1891, about 82 years of age. 

V. Susan Mason, daughter of Abraham Mason and Eleanor Borton, 
married William Borton, son of Obadiah Borton, Jr., and Sarah Andrews. 
Their children were: — 

Joseph, b. ; m. Rhoda Hunt. 

Hester A., b. ; single. 

William, b. ; m.Wilda Taylor. 

Elwood, b. ; died single. 

Hampton, b. ; died single. 

Eleanor, b. ; single. 

Mary, b. ; m. Esaias Hunt. 

VI. Joseph Borton, son of William Borton and Susan Mason, married 
Rhoda Hunt. Their children were: — 

Howard N., b. ,; m. Hester Pyatt. 

Franklin, b. ; m. Mable Sexton. 

John Albert, b. ; m. Rena Dobbins. 

Joseph Borton enlisted in Co. C, loth Regiment, N. J. I., 9-9 mo., 
1861, and re-enlisted i mo., 1862. He was in the battle of the Wilderness 
and many others, was captured at Winchester, taken to Libby Prison, 
then to Danville and next to Salsville, X. C, after 7 months imprisonment 
he was honorably discharged at Annapolis, Md. 

VI. William Borton, Jr., son of Wlliiam Borton and Susan Mason, mar- 
ried Wilda Taylor. Their childrtn were: — 

Eva, b. 

Clara, b. 

Anna May, b. 
V. Mary Mason, daughter of Abraham Mason and Eleanor Borton, 
married Esaias Hunt, son of Mary Borton and Ralph Hunt. Their chil- 
dren were : — 

Ralph Mason, b.. ; m. Ruth Copeland, 

m. S. Eliza Middleton. 

Mary Ellen, b. ; m. Abraham Borton. 

Esaias, Jr., b. ; m. Francis Richmond. 

Abraham J., b. ; m. Amelia McAllister. 

Rhoda A., b. ; m. Joseph Borton. 

Susan B., b. ; m. John Wright, 18-9 mo.. 1872. 

Mary Mason died in the year 1857 and Esaias Hunt married Mary 
Borton, daughter of William Borton and Susan Mason. They had three 
children : — 



242 MASON FAMILY 

Georgiana, b. ; m. Howard V. Chamberlain. 

Josephine, b. ; m. Franklin Sleeper. 

Seymour, b. ; m. Rose Salnek. 

VI. Ralph Mason Hunt, son of Esaias Hunt and Mary Mason, married 
Ruth Copeland. Their children were: — 

Beulah Stone, b. ; m. George Pooley. 

Alberctta Ralphine, b. ; m. John Newman. 

VII. Beulah Stone Hunt, daughter of Ruth Copeland and Ralph Mason 
Hunt, married George Pooley. Their children were: — 

Owen, b. 

Bessie, b. 

Helen, b. 

Mable, b. 

Robert, b. 
VII. Alberetta Ralphine Hunt, daughter of Ralph Mason Hunt and 
Ruth Copeland, married John Newman. They have one son: — 

Clarence, b. 
• Ruth Copeland died and in 1868, 8 mo., Ralph Mason Hunt married 
S. Eliza Middleton. Their children were: — 

Ruth Anna, 1). ; m. Nelson Ireton. 

Ida, b. ; m. Walter Ellis. 

Samuel P., b. ^ ; m. Ida May Hendricks. 

Lewis, b. ; m. Anna English. 

VII. Ruth Anna Hunt, daughter of Ralph Mason Hunt and S. Eliza 
Middleton, married Nelson Ireton. They have tw^o children: — 

Nelson, b. 

Paul, b. 
VII. Ida Hunt, daughter of Ralph Mason Hunt and S. Eliza Middleton, 
married Walter Ellis. They have four children: — 

Walter, b. 

Bessie, b. 

Percy, b. 

Grace, b. 
VII. Samuel P. Hunt, son of Ralph Mason Hunt and S. Eliza Middleton, 
married Ida May Hendricks. Their children are: — 

Helen May, b. 

Samuel P., b. 

Ruth Anna, b. 
VII. Lewis Hunt, son of Ralph Mason Hunt and S. Eliza Middleton, 
married Anna English. They have two children: — 

Samuel Izard, b. 

Warner, b. 
VI. Susan B. Hunt, daughter of Esaias Hunt and Mary Mason, married 
John Wright, his third wife. They had two children: — 

Maud W., b. 5-1 1 mo., 1877; m. Joseph Egbert Gassin. 



GENEALOGY. 243 

Ella M. C, b. ; died in infancy, 1876. 

John Wright immigrated from England when a boy and was a coal 
dealer in Camden, N. J., for many years. The family visited in England 
in 1887. 

VII. Maud \V. Wright, daughter of Susan B. Hunt and John Wright, 
married ir-io mo., 1899, Joseph Egbert Gassin. They have two children: 

Dorothy, b. 2-8 mo., 1900. 

Robert, b. 16-12 mo., 1903. 

Susan B. Wright died 2-5 mo., 1901. 
VI. Mary Ellen Hunt, daughter of Esaias Hunt and Mary Mason, mar- 
ried Abraham Borton. They have two sons: — 

Walter G., b. ; m. Ge trude Cramner. 

Robert H., b. ; m. Myrtie Robinson. 

VI. Rhoda A. Hunt, daughter of Esaias Hunt and Mary Mason, married 
Joseph Borton, son of William Borton and Susan Mason. They have 
three sons: — 

Howard N., b. ; m. Hester Pyatt. 

Franklin, b. ; m. Mabel Sexton. 

John Albert, ; m. Rena Dobbins. 

VII. Howard N. Borton, son of Rhoda A. Hunt and Joseph Borton, 
married Hester Pyatt. Their children were: — 

Alice R., b. 

Laura, b. 

Tliomas B., b. 
VII. Franklin Borton, son of Rhoda A. Hunt and Joseph Borton, mar- 
ried Mabel Sexton. They have two children : — ^ < 

Joseph Earl, b. 

Myrtle, b. 
VII. John Albert Borton, son of Rhoda A. Hunt and Joseph Borton, 
married Rena Dobbins. They have one child: — 

Helen R., b. 

VI. Esaias Hunt, Jr., son of Mary Mason and Esaias Hunt, married 
Frances Richmond. They had two daughters: — 

Agnes, b. 
Alice, b. 

VII. Agnes Hunt, daughter of Esaias Hunt, Jr., and Frances Richmond, 
married Jessie Coloway. Their children were: — 

Ethel, b. 

Leroy, b. 
VII. Alice Hunt, daughter of Esaias Hunt, Jr., and Frances Richmond, 
married Rev. John Wesley Wainwright. Their have one child: — 

Edith Ethel, b. 
VI. Abraham I. Hunt, son of Esaias Hunt and Mary Mason, married 
Amelia McAllister. The parents died and left two children: — 

Amelia, b. : m. 



244 MASON FAMILY 

^ Clarence, b. ; m. 

After the death of their parents these children went to live with 
their mother's people in Philadelphia, Pa., and we have no more record 
concerning them. 

\ 

James Mason, the only male heir of John Mason, the Immigrant. 

who lived to raise a family, married Lida Busby. They left four sons, 
Jacob, Isaac, John and Solomon. The descendants of John and Solomon 
have been traced, while those of Jacob and Isaac but little is known. The 
former married Rachel Tewksbury, and with his son William sold their 
landed estate in Evesham township, Burlington county, New Jersey, to 
James Mason, son of Solomon, who married Mary Lee. The deed is 
dated 5-4 mo., 1786, recorded at Mt. Holly, New Jersey, and the con- 
sideration was 415 pounds. After this sale, the family moved to Red 
Stone, Pa., and later William located at Marietta, Ohio, and his father, 
with other members of the family, journey on into Kentucky, where 
sorie of his descendants still reside. 

Isaac Mason is believed to have also located in Pennsylvania, and 
is believed to have been the father of Ernest Mason, who was born in 
Pennsylvania, and later returned to the birth place of Isaac, his father. 
He was the father of William Mason, a millwright by trade. He lived 
to be a man past eighty years of age, and died at Mount Holly, New 
Jersey, in 1907, leaving two sons, William, Jr., and Josiah. The former 
lives in Camden, New Jersey, and the latter at Mount Hollv. Ernest 
Mason's home in Pennsylvania was near Brandywnie. 

Other New Jersey Masons who were- prol)ably related to the Eves- 
ham branch, as to whom no positive data could be secured, were: John 
B. Mason. He had one brother who went west, and may have been the 
progenitor of the family ia Indiana. John B. and his brother were or- 
phans. The former was brought up by a man named Joseph Brown of 
Shamong township, Burlington county, New Jersey. He married Eliza- 
beth Shinn. They had six children as follows: William H., niarried 
Hannah A. Lippincott. He died 1-7 mo., 1880; Silas C. married Lvdia 
Willits; Joseph B., married Margaret Dob])ins; Thcmas S. married Mar- 
garet Mitchel of Richmond, Va. ; Samuel S. married Eliza Cutterlv; Mar- 
garet S. married John Forncrook of Haddonfie'd, New Jersev. Another 
family is that of the Rev. John R. Mason of CoUingvvood, New fer>ev. 
His great-grandfather, he thinks, came direct from England, and settled 
near Honesdale, Pa. His grandfather was John Mason,* who had one 
sister Nancy, who married a man by the name cf Jameson. Thev were 
the only children. At the age of twenty-one years John came to New- 
Jersey, and settled at Cranberry. He married Ann K. Pessine. Thev 
had three children: Robert P., father to John R. Mason; Marv, who 
married Abyele Dey and Margaret, single: Robert P. Mason resides at 



GENEALOGVr. ' ^^ 245 

South Amboy, New Jersey. 

We give below some account of John and Thomas Mason of Salem. 
Salem county, New Jersey, by Thomas Shourds, from his history of 
"Fenwick Colony" of West New Jersey. Thomas Shourds married Sarah 
Thompson, daughter of Joseph Thompson and Ann Mason, a descendant 
of John Mason. John and Thomas landed in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1683, 
and were no doubt cousins of John Mason who settled in Evesham about 
1677. Search has been made in England, parish records of Winchcomb,. 
and all others in Gloucestershire, also various records in this county, but 
positive proof giving the exact relationship could not be secured. After 
giving quotations taken from Shourd's History, we append data taken 
from Colonial Records, Trenton, New Jersey, and also from accounts 
of treasurer of Salem county, New Jersey, 11 mo., 1720 to 1728 in- 
clusive. , 

Mason Family — Shourds' History and Genealogy of Fen wick's 
Colony of Salem county, New Jersey, pages 150-152. 

"John Mason was a native of Gloucestershire, England, and resided 
in the parish of Winchcomb. He emigrated to America when a young 
man, and landed at Philadelphia in 1683. Soon afterward he came to 
Salem to live, and purchased a town lot in the town, containing sixteen 
acres. It lay on the south side of Broadway and was bounded on the 
west by Samuel Hedge's land. He erected a brick house there and 
lived in it for some time. In 1685 he purchased 5,000 acres of land. 
******* About the year 1690 John Mason purchased of Roger Mil- 
ton, 1,000 acres of upland and salt marsh in the township of Elsinborough. 
It was bounded on the east by Samuel Nicholson's allotment of 2,000 
acres; on the west by Redroc Morris' land. In 1695 he built a substantial 
brick dwelling, left Salem, and lived on his landed estate before de- 
scribed. In 1704 he built a large addition to it, which made it one of 
the largest brick dwellings that was in the county at that early day. John 
Mason married S^rah Smith, daughter of John Smith of Ambelbury; 
she was born near London, England, 27th of 10 mo., 1671. (Births of 
children as in Salem Mo. Mg. Records). He owned land in various 
parts in Fenwick tenth. He purchased considerable tract of land in 
Monmouth precinct of Anna Salter, erected a flour mill about i70j:;. 
***** He. was appointed a commissioner for the public highways in 
1706; was a member of the legislature for two or three years, and one 
of the Justices of Salem county for a number of years. He was a large 
landholder in the state of Delaware, likewise in Pennsylvania in the 
neighborhood of Chester. His descendants are not very numerous. 
There are none at the present time by the name of Mason of his descend- 
ants in this country. John Goodwin ?/ason, who died in 1839, was the 
Ust of the male descendants. There are quite a number in the female line 
who are direct descendants of John Mason, the emigrant." 

"It is probable Thomas Mason emigrated from England to West 



246 MASON FAMILY 

New Jersey about the same time his brother John Mason did. He re- 
sided in the town of Salem some length of time. * * * * He purchased five 
hundred acres of land in Upper Mannington, being part of Fenwick's 
grove. He soon became a citizen of that township, and continued ,0 
reside there until his death. In 1720 he purchased of Samuel Fenv-''':k 
Hedge five hundred acres of land, being'part of Hedgefield. Tht.^ is 
nothing to show that he even took an active part in the public affairs 
of the colony." (See page 534 d.) "I see by the court records he 
occasionally served as one of the grand jurors. (Births of children of 
Thomas and Elizabeth Mason as in Salem records.) James Mason, son 
of Thomas and Elizabeth Mason, became in possession of nearly all of 
the large landed estate in the township of Mannington, that belonged 
to his father, Thomas Mason. He married a daughter of Abel Nicholson. 
They had no issue. He devised the greater part of his landed estate 
to his nephew, James Mason Woodnut, son of Jonathan Woodnut. lames 
left his mill and farm adjoining to his wife's niece, Ann, the daughter 
of John Nicholson." 

Colonial Records, Deeds and Wills, page 562. 

Edmond Warner of London to John Mason (forever) of Winch- 
comb, County of Gloucestershire for five thousand acres of land, Fenwick 
Colony, 10-6 mo., 1675. 

Page 606. Deed by John Horner of Philadelphia, Pa., of one hun- 
dred acres to John Mason, (Brickmaker) of Salem county. New Jersey, 
16-8 mo., 1694. 

Deed 5-5 mo., 1703. Three hundred and ninety-four acres in Salem 
county to John Mason of Annis Grove, Salem county. New Jersev. 

Page 225. Deed by Thomas Mason, (Ship-carpenter*) of Maneton 
Creek and wife, Elizabeth, of one hundred acres near the mouth of 
Chahansy Run. 

Page 632. Deed by Thomas Mason and wife, Elizabeth, of Tindalls 
Bowery, Salem county. New Jersey, of three hundred acres of land, being 
part of five hundred acres bequeathed by Richard Tindall to his then wife, 
the aforesaid Elizabeth, 8-5 mo., 1702. 

Account of treasurer of Salem county. New Jersey, 11 mo.^ 1720- 
1728 inclusive. 
Cash paid to Mr. John Mason in General Assembly, . .i6£, os., o pence. 

Cash paid to Thomas Mason 12 £, 15s., o pence 

3 mo., 1724, per warrant. No. 26, paid to John Mason. . io£, os., o pence 

Also by money paid to John Mason 21 £, 21s., o pence 

1728. Thomas Mason, per certificate of representative, 21 £,i8s., o pence 
Register of names of veterans of the Civil and other wars with name 
of company and regiment, where the same could be secured, of all sol- 
diers connected with the Borton and Mason families. At the head of 
this list we place the obituary notice of the death and burial of Captain 
Cyrus Borton of Alliance, Ohio, which occurred near the' close of the 



GENEALOGY. 247 

year, 1906. Of the persons named, some were killed in battle, others 
died from wounds and sickness, but the majority of them are living^ 
today, 1907. 

Captain Cyrus Borton answers the last call. 

After an illness of several months, Cyrus Borton passed away Sat- 
urday afternoon at his home about 6 miles south east of Alliance. He 
was past seventy years of age and was one of the best known and most 
highly respectable residents of Knox township, Columbiana county, Ohio. 

During the Civil war, Mr. Borton first enrolled as a member of the 
organization known as Freemont's Bodyguard. Later he enlisted in the 
Eightieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was promoted to first sergeant, then 
iirst lieutenant and afterward was made captain of Company K. of the 
above regiment. He served with credit in all the engagements in vvhich 
the organization took part, which were many. It also participated in 
Sherman's famous march to the sea. 

Capt. Borton was a member of John C. Fremont post, G. A. R., of 
Alliance, and Masonic lodge at Homesworth. In the latter society he 
had the rank of Past Master. Besides the wife, four sons survive, Ben- 
jamin and Seth of Alliance and Louis and Mark Borton. 

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon, meeting at the 
house at one o'clock, then proceeding to Quaker Hill cemetery, near Se- 
bring. At the latter place members of the Grand Army from Alliance 
conducted their burial service. A nmber of other people attended the 
funeral. 



248 MASON FAMILY 

ROSTER OF SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OP BORTON 
AND MASON FAMILIES 

Isaac N. Drake, Regular Army Cavalry, Co. M., 3 U. S. 

Zimri Burden, died in service, member O. V. I. 

Josiah Peacock, died in the army, O. V. I. 

Amos Peacock, killed or died from disease, 4-9 mo., 1865. O. V. I. 

John Lamon Evans, died in U. S. service. 

Eli Alexander Heater, died 12-3 mo., 1876. 

Harry Mason, substitute. 

William Taylor, 38 Reg., O. V. I. 

Royal Stevens, Co. A., 67 O. V. I., sergeant. 

Henry Mason, private Co. K., 2 Reg. N. J. 1% 

Joseph Borton, Co. A., 67, O. V. I. 

Noah Specht, 60 Reg., O. V. I. 

Abraham Mason, 60 Reg., O. V. I., Co. B. 

Michael Shaffer, 60 Reg., O. V. I. 

Henry W. Mason, Co., F. 7 Reg., N. J. L 

Josiah McDaniels, was in the U. S. Navy. 

Arthur Borton, Co. A., 67, O. V. I., Corporal, ii-i mo., 1865. 

George Y. Mason, Co. B., 10 Reg., N. J. I. 

Asa Borton, Jr., 60, O. V. I. 

Abija Rogers, Co. E., 67, O. V. I. 

Job Mason, private Co. F., 10 Reg., N. J. I., substitute. 

Daniel Prickitt, Co. H., 3 Ohio Cavalry, sergeant. 

Eli Stoner, Co. C, iii Reg., O. V. I. 
I Job Mason, Co. D., 34 Reg., N. J. I. 

David Carpenter, Co. H., 3 Reg., Ohio Cavalry. 

George Harlan, Co. H., 100 Reg., O. V. I. 

Mark H. Mason, Co. B., 25 Reg., N. J. I. 

El wood Tule, Co. C, 100 Reg., O. V. I. 

Orville Mann, 11 1 Reg., 0». V. I. 

George D. Mason, Co. M., 2nd Cavalry, N. J. L 

David Rosier, Co. F., 182 Reg., O. V. I. 

John T. Borton, Co. H., 86 Reg., O. V. I. 

Job T. Mason, Co. D., 2nd Reg., N. J. I. 

George Pancoast, Co. H., 23 Reg., N. J. I. 
i George Oldfield, 

Job B. Mason, sergeant, Co. D., 30 Reg., N. J. 1. 

Allen Agnew, Battery L First Michigan Artillery. 

George Ely, Co. F., 182 Reg., O. V. L 

Peter G. Mason, private Co. C, 10 Reg., N. J. I. 

William F. Borton, 20 Reg., 111. V. I. 

Simmeon Borton, Cr. J., 67 O. V. I. ; killed 10-5 mo., 1864. 



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Job A. Mason, Co. C, 21 Reg., N. J. I. 

El wood Borton, Co. C, 130, O. V. I. 

William H. Mason, private Co. E., 23 Reg., N. J. I. 

William J. H. Mason, Co. H.; transferred from the 15 Reg. to the 
and N. J. I. 

George H. Borton, Co. B., 4 Reg., N. J. I. 

Lyman Borton, Co. K., 74 Ind. V. L 

George H. Mason, Co. H., 3 Reg., N. J. L; recruit, killed in action 
at Spottsylvania Court House, Va., 5-12 mo., 1864. 

George Mason, Co. C, 10 Reg., N. J. L 

Richard Borton, died at batle of Gettysburg. 

Joseph Borton, Co. C, 10 Reg., N. J. I.; sergeant, re-enlisted. 

George Y. Mason, Co. C, 38 Reg., N. J. L 

Alfred J. Somers, died in camp, Falmouth, Va. 

Hugh H. Mason, Co. G., 15 Reg., N. J. I.; died in hospital, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Samuel Borton, Co. J., 67 Reg., O. V. L 

George Vane Rexstrew, killed in U. S. service. 

Albert Mason, Co. D., 13 Reg., N. J. L; musician. 

Alexander Mason, Co. I., 2 Reg., N. J. L; private. 

Almon E. Mason, landsman, U. S. recruiting ship Princeton, at 
Philadelphia. 

John Mason, landsman, U. S. recruiting ship Princeton at Phila- 
delphia. 

Joseph H. Mason, landsman U. S. recruiting ship Ohio, at Boston. 

Thomas H. Mason, landsman, U. S. ship Pilgrim. 

Charles Mason, private, Co. L, 35 Reg., N. J. I. ; recruit substitute. 

Stacy Borton, corporal, Co. E., 4 Reg., N. J. L ; killed at Fredericks- 
burg. 13-12 mo., 1862. V 

Richard Borton, private, Co. F., 12 Reg., N. J. L; killed at Chan- 
cellorsville, 5-3 mo., 1864. 

Benjamin Borton, private, Co. A., 24 Reg., N. J. L 

David Borton, sergeaiU, Co. F., 12 Reg., N. J. I.; 20-3 mo., 1864. 

James Prickitt, Co. H., 3 Reg., Ohio Cavalry. 

Franklin Mattern, 38 Reg., O. V. L 

Daniel Mason, private, Co. G., 4 Reg., N. J. L; died of typhoid fe\er, 
17-3 mo., 1862; buried at Georgetown, Va., grave No. 1494. 

Edward Mason, private, unassigned. 

EHja Mason, Co. B., 25 Reg., N. J. L 

George Mason, Co. C, 6 Reg., N. J. L ; died at Georgetown, D. C, of 
wounds received at Bull Run, 1 1-9 mo., 1862. 

James Calkins, N. Y. L 

George A. Mason, private, 2 Reg., N. J. L, unassigne<l. 

William Dillon Cranston, Co. E., 88 Reg., O. V. L 

William J. H. Mason, Co. H., 15 Reg., N. J. L; musician; discharged 



250 MASON FAMILY 

at Breaky Station, Va. 

Joseph Marsh, 39 Reg., O. V. I., enhsted 31-7 mo., 1861 ; killed at 
battle of Corinth, 4-10 mo., 1862. 

James Marsh, 18 Reg., W .S. I., enlisted 12-9 mo., 1861 ; killed at 
battle of Dallas, 29-5 mo., 1864. 

Job Mason, Co. F., I Reg. Cavalry, N. J. V.; re-enlisted. 

Thomas Mason, Co. I., 10 Reg., N. J. I. ; discharged, disability. 

Solomon Mason, Co. F., i Reg., Cavalry, N. J. I. 

Samuel Mason, 2 Reg., Pa. V. Artillery. 

Thomas Morris, O. V. I. 

Marsh Naylor, U..S. A. service, Philippine Islands. 

Millard Naylor, U. S. A. service, Philippine Islands. 

Robert Mason, Co. F., Reg. N. J. I. 

Richard Mason, Co. B., 10 Reg., N. J. I. 

William Dillon, Co. K., 74 Reg., O. V. I. 

Job Mason, Co. F., 40 Reg., N. J. I.; recruit. 

William Mason, sergeant; 2 Reg., D. C. Volunteers. 

Joseph Abies, O. V. I. 

James Abies, O. V. I., 3 years service; died at home of consumption. 

William B. Mason, Captain Co. K., 8 Reg., N. J. I. 

William Mason, Co. K., 2 Reef. 

Silas Borton, Co. J., 67 Reg., 6, V. I. 

William R. Mason, Co. E., 10 Reg., N. J. I. ; joined regular army. 

James Henry Tuttle, O. V. I. 



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Attorjieys and Physicians Conner-led with the Borton and 

Mason Families 

Joshua E. Borton, attorney-at-law, was born 16-1 1 mo., 1861, in 
Mt. Laurel, Burlington county. New Jersey. Was educated at the pu'nlic 
schools of Bordentown. New Jersey, and in Chester county, Pa. He be- 
came a student of the law in 11 mo., 1880, under the preceptorship of 
Messrs. Jenkins and Jenkins of Camden, New Jersey, and was admitted 
to practice in 11 mo., 1884. He was a son of William T. Borton and 
Martha Lukens. He also studied law with Thomas B. Horned of Cam- 
den, New Jersey. 

Josiah Paxon, son of Rebecca Mason and John Paxon, studied law, 
and was admitted to practice 24-6 mo., 1897, at Wauseon, Fulton county, 
Ohio, where he at present resides. He taught school in Fulton and 
Henry counties, Ohio, and received the depjee of Machelor of Science at 
Fayette College, Fayette, Ohio, 6 mo., 1892. 

Oscar L. Borton, son of William T. Borton and Martha Lukens, 
born 29-1 mo., 1874, studied law with John F. Horned of Camden, New 
Jersey, graduated as an attorney-at-law, November term of the Supreme 
Court, 1893, died 3 mo., 1900. 

Wilson Sherman Head, son of James Head and Sarah Dillon, taught 
school several years, after which he studied law and located at Cam- 
bridge; Ohio, where he entered into partnership with E. W. Mathews, 
attorney-at-law, and the firm of Matthews and Head became known as 
the leading law firm in that section of the country. • 

Lewis Wetzel Borton, attorney-at-law, was a son of James Borton 
and Mariah Wilson. He was born 1-9 mo., 1831, died 14-3 mo., 1889. His 
home was at Clyde, Cloud county, Kansas. He was a member of thb 
Concordia Bar and well known throughout the state as **Judge Borton," 
although he never accupied the office of judge. He represented Cloud 
county in the Kansas legislature, defeating Charles M. Van Demark. 

William Borton, son of James Borton and Mariah Wilson, was one 
of the leading attorneys of Gurnsey county, Ohio. He taught school for 
many years in Oxford township, later, studied law and was admitted to 
practice at Cambridge bar. He was treasurer of Gurnsey county, Ohio, 
1858 to i860. He was born 27-2 mo., 1826. 

The following named physicians have descended or are connected 
with the Borton and Mason families: 

J. R. Lanning, M. D., (Regular) graduate of the Memphis Hospital 
Medical College, of Memphis, Tenn., 1900, and practices his profession 
at Corinth, Miss. 

Meek H. Lanning, M. D., (Regular) graduated at Rush Medical 
College, Cliicago, 111., 1862. He also practices at Corinth, Miss. 

•Dr. Meek J. Lanning, Jr., practices at Bellaire, Smith. county, Ind. , 
T. Artemas Boft6fi, M.D. (Regular) graduated* at Starling Medical 



252 MASON FAMILY 

College, Columbus, Ohio, in 1858. Physician in chief, Borton Hospital, 
Plymouth, Ind. Author of a work, ^'Influence of Mind on Disease." 
Specialist in nervous diseases and diseases of women. 

Novitas B. Aspinwall, M. D. (Regular) graduate College Physicians 
and Surgeons, London, England, 1879. Physician at Borton Hospital, 
Plymouth, Ind., also Railroad Surgeon to the P. F. W. and C. ; also the 
L. E. and W. R. R. Co. 

Charles E. Hubbard, M. D., (Regular) graduate Detroit College of 
Medicine, 1893. He resides and practices at Fayette, Fulton county, O. 

Oliver H. Gibbs, M. D., (Eclectic) graduate of Eclectic Medical 
Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1891. Practices at Hamilton, Ind. 

Dr. Luther Johnson practices at Bourbon, Marhall county, Ind. 

Dr. John C. Mason, (Eclectic). He was admitted to practice medi- 
cine by the Ohio State Medical Board, 6-1 mo., 1897, certificate No. 638. 
John C. Mason deceased 8-7 mo., 1902, at his home in Franklin, Fulton 
county, Ohio. 

Melvin Hubbard, M. D., (Regular) graduated at the Detroit College 
of Medicine, 1906, and practices medicine at his home at Vestaburg, 
Montcalm county, Mich. 

Freeman C. Mason, M. D., (Regular) graduated at Rush Medical 
College, Chicago, 111., in 1877, also took^special course in medicine and 
surgery at the Post Graduate Medical School, New York, in 189 1. He 
practices in Hillsdale, Mich., being a specialist in diseases of the eye, ear, 
nose and throat 

Henry W. Shaffer, M. D., (Homeopath) graduate of Cleveland Uni- 
versity of Medicine and Surgery, 1897. Practices at his home in Tedrow, 
Fulton county, Ohio. 

Charles H .Rodi, M. D., (Regular) graduate of the University of 
Michigan, Department of Medicine and Surgery, 1882, and practices 
medicine and surgery at his home, Calumet, Houghton county, Mich. 

Benajah B. Powell, M. D., (Homeopath). graduated from the Hahoe-^ 
mann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., 1897. Lives and practices his 
profession at Moorestowji, N. J. 

Isaac W. Keenan, M. D., (Regular) graduated at JeflFerson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, Pa., 1895. He lives and practices medicine at 
Quaker City, Gurnsey county, Ohio. 

G. F. English, M. D., (Regular) graduate of Columbus Medical 
College, Columbus, Ohio, 1881. His home and practice are at Isabel, 
Edgar county. 111. 

Alfred Robert Dillon was a physician. He was a son of Vashti Bor- 
ton and Samuel Dillon. He lived, practiced and died in Kansas. No 
further information could be obtained with regard to him. 

Dr. Joseph Thorne, (Thompsonian), born in Burlington county, N, 
J. Married Edith Ann Engle, in New Jersey, daughter of Sarah Borton 
Engle. They came to Cincinnati, Ohio, and later moved to Dublin, Ind., 



GENEALOGY. 253 

and from thence to West Unitey, Ohio, about 1847, where he practiced 
medicine and conducted a drug store, until 1853, when he moved to 
Moorestown, Pa., He was a Friend, and many times spoke in their 
meetings. 

Religious and fraternal Affiliations 

In compiling this "History of the Borton and Mason Families,*' we 
should consider our task only partially completed, were we to omit men- 
tion of the religious, political and fraternal status taken by the members 
of these families. 

The early fathers who immigrated to America were fruits of the 
religious reform inaugurated by George Fox, in England, in 1643. The 
Society of Friends to which these immigrants adhered was greatly pros- 
pered until the coming of Elias Hicks, through whose teachings a split 
was caused in the original church, in the year 1827. At this time and 
previous, many Friends were immigrating from New Jersey to Ohio and 
Indiana, which was then known as the "Far West/' The Friends who 
thus sought new homes, in many instances reared up iie-v churches, 
either orthodox or Hixite, according to their faith. Others found a 
church home with the then existing denominations: Baptists, Metho- 
<lists, Presbyterians, Disciples, Congregationalists, and later the United 
Brethren in Christ. In perusing these pages, the reader will notice the 
names of many descendants cf these families who are and have been 
]> i^^tors in these churches. .Vtheists, Deists, Skeptics, and Universalists 
are very rare, if they exist at all, and the members of the above named 
families are always found in favor of jiiorality, religion and good govern- 
ment. 

Politically, the Borton and Mason immigrants, in common with 
Friends did not engage in political affairs, and were non-coni])atants 
during the war of the Revolution and were, no doubt, divided in opinion 
as to the outcome. When the evils of the African slave trade became 
apparent, they lal)ore(l in common with others, for its extermination, 
first in Rngland and then in America. They freed their own slaves and 
later helped to estal)lish **the Underground Railway," and when the 
clcud of the Rebellion darkened the sky of the Republic, these families 
contril uted of their means and many of their young men went to the 
front, some cf which returned no mere to the home of their childhood, 
lut sleep in southern graves. Previous to the war, these families, almost 
to a man, csi)cuse(l the cause he'd l)y the abolition party. After the 
slavery ({uesticn was forever settled and other political issues came to 
ihe front many l)ecane adherents to the cause of prohibition, others 
joined the ranks of free silver, some became Democrats (free traders^ but 
the great majority still help to hold aloft the banner of the Repul)lican 
party, at the present time, 1907. 



254 MASON FAMILY 

Fraternally. As to the fraternities, some members of these families 
have united with the Free Masons and have become recognized leaders 
in that order. Others have become Oddfellows, while some may be found 
as members of the insurance fraternities, and others who are engaged in 
agricultural pursuits, have become patrons of husbandry and praise 
the Grange and its benefits, but the majority of the members of these 
families hold aloof from all secret societies, which is in no doubt due to 
the teaching of Friends' discipline, and no desire for public preferment, 
as to office. We will quote the article of discipline in question, taken 
from the rules adopted by Friends* yearly meeting, of the state of Ohio, 
and is in substance the same as all others. 

'*Rule as to Masonry and other Kindred Associations.'' 

As a church, we have ever held that secret, oath-bound societies as 
Freemasons, Oddfellows and other kindred associations are contrarv to 
the example and teachings of the Lord Jesus, hurtful to the best in- 
terests of his church and a serious hindrance to the spiritual life and 
growth in grace, of its members; we therefore affectionatelv enjoin it 
upon our youth, not to connect themselves in membersliip with sucli : 
and if any of our members are found to l)e active or adhering members 
of such societies or if any sliould join them, they should be tenderly and 
faithfully labored witli and if such labor prove ineffectuil, thcv should 
be dealt with as in other cases of offense." 

A few words might be said with regard to the finincial standing of 
thes families. We believe that the request of King Solomon, '*That he 
be given neither poverty nor riches" would apply to their financial stand- 
ing, which is the result of their own efforts and desires, to live modestly, 
do justly and owe no man, thereby keeping the injunction as given by the 
Apostle Paul. In one or two cases it might require seven figures to 
• represent the accumulated wealth and in. others only two or three, yet 
as tar as we know, avarice with its kindred vices has never led a mem- 
ber of either family into the penitentiary, nor a lack of industry and thrift 
compelled any to appeal for alms or shelter in a home for the unfor- 
tunate. Speculation in stocks and otherwise has been tabooed as fickle 
and uncertain and all games of chance which promise much for nothing, 
but the rule seems to have been to make the income always more than 
the outgo and with prudence and perseverence, a competency for old age 
will be assured. We apend the following diagram of loss and gain which 
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The Famous Packer vs Nixon Litigation 

On the following pages we append the opinion given by the at- 
torneys in the case of the representatives of Daniel Jones; also the 
affirmation of Rhoda Packer Borton, "Packer vs. Nixon," in the matter 
of the estate of Mathias Aspden. This suit at law was be^e^un in 1828 
and decided in 1850. The object in bringing^ this action was to recjver 
under the will of Mathias Aspden, Jr., property which had descended 
through his mother from his great-grandfather, Daniel Jones. It will 
be seen from the above that the Packer heirs could not w^ell claim 
under the Aspden will, but should have commenced in an early day, a 
suit for ejectment, and recovery of the property. Daniel Jones, having 
died intestate, according to the opinion given by the attorneys above, 
there are at least two undivided shares, one of which should go to the 
descendants of Rhoda Packer and Samuel Borton. 

Opinion m the Case of the Representatives of Daniel Jones. 

We have examined, although ])ut cursorily, yet satisfactorily, the 
claims exhibited upon the part of the descendants of Daniel Jones, to 
certain real estate situated in tlie city of Philadelphia and Northern 
Liberties. Prima facia, there is no doul)t resting upon the face of the 
title of those parties. The title to the property which they claim bein^ by 
unequivocal and unquestioned documents, cstal)lished to have been 
le.o[-ally vested in Daniel Jones, their progenitor. If Daniel Jones lias not 
parted with said property, and I have met with nothing to induce me 
to suppose he has, and if his daughter Rebecca and her husband, to w^hom 
it must have descended, did neither convey it nor suffer it to be sold 
under executions, then it must have come regularly down to the four 
children of the said Rebecca and Philip Packer, viz: Samuel, Daniel, 
Rhoda and Rebecca. Under two of those, viz., Samuel and Rhoda, the 
present claims arise, and the question put to us is, whether, in the first 
place, the title in Samuel Jones is regular and sufficient ; scondly, whether 
there is anything in the Act of Limitations calculated to bar us from a 
recovery. The title, as we have said, is regularly in the said Daniel, 
and of course, unless parted with, he having made no wnll, descended 
to his daughter. We have examined the Register's office, in order to 
ascertain the extent of personal property left by Daniel Jones, and find 
that it but little exceeded two hundred dollars. This certainly is but a 
small personal estate, when compared with the vast extent of real prop- 
erty of which it is alleged he died possessed. However, it must be re- 
membered — we speak of other days than those in which we live — that 
at the period of Daniel Jones' death, furniture to the amount of two 
hundred dollars was not altogether contemptible; and we must bear in 
mind, that although the real estate in question is at this time, of im- 
mense value, it was, at the time of the purchase or grant, u])war(ls of 



256 MASON FAMILY 

one hundred and twenty-five years since, of little or no consideration 
in a pecuniary point of view. So that, upon reflection, whatever may 
now appear to have been the disparity between his real and personal 
estate — a disparity brought about by the lapse of more than a century, 
which has diminished in our estimation the .value of the one, and in- 
creased, almost beyond proportion, that of the other — we may fairly 
conclude, that there is nothing in the circumstance referred to, cal- 
culated to excite unfavorable suspicion of the title by which the property 
was held by Daniel Jones, and, as far as we have been able to learn, 
no conveyance was made by him of the estate in question. Indeed, he 
died shortly after it became his, and the probability of his having trans- 
ferred it to others, is diminished by that consideration. There is an- 
other circumstance which infalliably shows that he, as well as his 
immediate heirs, died, seized of the chief part, if not all, of the real estate, 
the deeds for which have been submitted to us. It appears, that in the 
year 1768 Rebecca Aspden and Daniel Packer, two of the children of 
Rebecca Packer, the only child of Daniel Jones, executed a deed where- 
in they recite the title in their grandfather to certain real estate, and 
that recital accords with the description of the estate now claimed. We 
may therefore say that the property in question came unimpaired in^o 
the hands of the grandchildren, viz., Samuel, Rhoda, Daniel and Rebecca, 
the two last of whom, as we have said, executed a deed in 1786, un.lo 
Mattbais Aspden and James Hartley, wherein they state that they arc 
the only surviving children of Rebecca Packer. 

Now, whether this were true or false matters but little in regarJ to 
our claims. If Rebecca and Daniel were the only survivnig children, 
they Vv'ere certainly not the only children, and it is equally certain tlmt 
the other two children of Rebecca, viz., Samuel and Rhoda, left nuniercu-> 
issue or oiTspring, some of whom are still alive, and all of whom arc 
legally represented in this claim. This being the case, the deed referred 
to could, of course, convey no right or title that was not possessed by 
the grantors. They may have been the only children, but thev v.cre 
not the only heirs. Hence, we take it as pretty well established that 
dowii to the time of the grandchildren, no appropriation incompatible 
with our claim had been made of the real estate in dispute, and there is 
no reason to suppose that since that time no appropriation has been 
Made. As to the second question, or that having relation to the Statute 
oi Limitations, we can only observe, that we have been much at a loss 
in respect to the chronological part of thic inquiry, and, consequently 
that if it were essentially necessary, we should encounter great difficulty 
in coming to a satisfactory conclusion upon the subject. 

But we are inclined to think that the case may be placed upon other 
and better footing. The present holders of the property may be con- 
sidered as not holding adversely, but as tenants in common with the 
present claimants so that it is optional with us either to proceed by 



GENEALOGY. 257 

ejectment, provided the statute should not bar us, or, if it should, we 
can at least proceed in partition against the present holders of the de- 
batable lands, as tenants in common with us of the larger right, no time 
can deprive us. 

After infinite labor and difficulty, and a most careful investigation 
of the documents and papers submitted to our inspection, and after ex- 
tracting from among the rust and rubbish of near a century and a half, 
all the light that could be possibly derived, although certainly less than 
might have been desired, we are inclined to the opinion: — First, that 
Daniel Jones had a complete legal title vested in him at the time of his 
death, which descended to the present claimants. Secondly, that there 
is nothing in the deed from Daniel and Rebecca Packer calculated to 
affect our claim; and thirdly, that although the statute may bar an eject- 
ment, the remedy of partition is still open to the claimants. 

Wm. Raule, Jr., 

D. P. Brown. 
February 25th, 1823. 

Affirmation of Rhoda (Packer) Borton. 

Rhoda Borton, aged about 84 years, residing in the county of Bur- 
lington, in the state of New Jersey, in Evesham township, widow. Being 
duly affirmed on the part of the petitioners, deposes as follows: 

My father's name was Samuel Packer, called Samuel Tones Packer, 
and he sometimes put the Jones first. He was the son of Philip Packer 
of Pensauken. He(Philip) married Rebecca Jones; she was his second 
wife, and the daughter of Daniel and Mary Jones, as I have been told, 
the children of Philip Packer, by Rebecca Jones, were Samuel, Daniel, 
no other sons that I have any knowledge of: daughters, Rebecca, Martha, 
Rhoda, Mary, and I believe the name was Sarah, not Mary. Sarah mar- 
ried John Carter, I don't know her children. I believe she left children, 
but they were out of my knowledge. Rebecca married Roger Hartley 
of Bucks county; she married secondly Matthias Aspden; her children 
by R. Hartley were Roger, James, Benjamin, Ann, Jennet, Bathsheba 
and Rebecca; I don't recollect any others, and am not sure I have stated 
them in the order of their birth ; she left a child by Aspden, a son named 
Matthias, he was the only child that I know of. I was personally ac- 
quainted with Matthias Aspden the younger, and with his mother while 
he went to England. I cannot tell if Roger Hartley the younger left 
any children ; he was living in Pennsylvania some time ago. James and 
Benjamin are both dead; James left no children that I ever heard of; 
he died more than ten years ago, soon after I was married. Benjamin 
left daughters; I don't know of any sons, don't remember how many 
daughters nor their names, some of them married into the Brick familv. 
Ann, the daughter of the first Roger Hartley, is dead ; she married Will- 
jam Hinchman, she left children, one named Ann, another William, one 



258 BORTON FAMILY 

John, who is dead; he lived in Moorestown. Jennet died a young;* woman, 
unmarried. Bathsheba married a Nathan Zanes and left two daughters 
and some sons, the daughters are living and I believe some of the sons 
are; the daughters were named Ann and Sarah, Ann married a man 
named Ellis, and Sarah a Champion; Ann lived recently near Haddon- 
field, and Sarah in it. 

Rebecca, daughter of the first Roger Hartley, married John Kay. 
now both dead, leaving children, whose names I do not konw. They 
have both been dead more than ten years. They left a son named 
Matthias; he is dead; he was married. I don't know if he left children; 
he died not a great while ago, perhaps eight or ten years. My father, 
Samuel Packer, had ten children, Parthena, Rebecca, Susan, Sarah, Ruth, 
myself (Rhoda), Daniel, John, and Eleanor. Parthena married William 
Lopen'. They are both dead; they died more than ten years ago, I ex- 
pect. They left Uriah, Rhoda and Ravhel, their children. I can't tell 
if Uriah is living; he went to the new country; I understood his father 
went after him, but he must be deceased if he did. Rhoda married a 
man named Bailey, I don't know if she is dead or alive. Rachel, I don't 
know whether she married, or is living or dead. These are all the chil- 
dren of Parthena I know of. Rebecca married Caldwell. They are both 
deceased; he has been dead many years and she too; they left one 
daughter named Sarah, a son Thomas, who died during the old war. 
Sarah married Thomas Sims and had some children, who are deceased, 
They had two grandchildren, I can't tell their names. Thomas left no 
children, Sarah, my sister, died childless; so did Samuel. Ruth married 
James Duffield; she is dead, dying in the time of the yellow fever in 
Philadelphia. She left Samuel, James and Rhoda. Ther<: was also one 
Edward. Samuel is dead; he died an infant; James died a young man, 
out at sea. I expect he died unmarried. John is living, Edward is liv- 
ing; Rhoda is dead; she married James Reynolds. She died very lately, 
since the death of the testator. I married Samuel Borton. 

Daniel, my brother, has been dead many years. He left Samuel. 
John, Daniel, Susan, Elizabeth. These are all I can recollect. Samuel is 
living, I believe they are all living; there were children who died in 
infancy. Susan married Hugh Cox, Elizabeth is unmarried, my brother 
John is dead, leaving issue, his children were James, Edward, (I don't 
know which was first) Martha, Mary and John, John was the youngest. 
My brother John died a long time ago, more than thirty years ago. My 
husband has been dead more than thirty years. 

The children of my brother John are all living except John, who 
died twelve or thrteen years ago ; he died a young man without children. 
My sister Eleanor married Amos Bee, they are both dead ; he died a con- 
siderable time ago ; she married again and died five or six years ago, her 
second husband was Isaiah Hunt, I think died before Matthias Aspden's 
death; her children by Amos Bee were Deborah, who died before her. 



GENEALOGY. 299 

Samuel, Ephraim, Packer, Eleanor and Rebecca. Deborah died in in- 
fancy. Samuel is dead, leaving no children that I know of. He died 
since his mother, about ten years ago. Ephraim died at seat, leaving no 
children, before his mother's death. Packer had one daughter; I don't 
know whether she is dead or alive, the daughter is named Deborah, she 
is married. Eleanor Bee was twice married, her first husband was Isaac 
Leeds, her second was Joseph Wiley; she died I guess as much as seven 
years ago, her children are living for aughht I know. Charlotte is iust 
married to Joseph Sickler, Mary Ann is living, unmarried, and Ruth, I 
believe, had children by Wiley I don't exactly remember. Haywood is 
one; he is living; they had a daughter who died a child. Rebecca Bee 
married Asa VanSciever, they are both living. Eleanor Bee had by her 
second husband Isaiah Hunt, Samuel, Rhoda and Isaiah; they are all 
living I believe. Rhoda married Jacob Sickler. Rhoda, my aunt, the 
daughter of Philip Packer and Rebecca Jones, married George Hammitt. 
They are dead many years ago, sixty years ago ; they left children. They 
had Daniel, who died a young man unmarried, for all I have heard. 
George was the next, Samuel, Rhoda, Theodosia, Rebecca, Benjamin, 
Joseph, Sarah, Elias and Thomas. George is dead, he died many years 
ago, before I was married, he left children, one son Daniel and some 
daughters, whom I do not recollect. Daniel lived in Moorestown. I 
don't remember the names of any of the daughters. Samuel Hammitt 
died, I believe, many years ago ; I don't remember how many children he 
left nor their names. Rhoda Hammitt married a man named William 
Wheaton, and had one daughter by him ; they are both dead a long time 
ago. They did six or eight years ago. The daughter's name was Mary; 
she married Thomas Haines, I believe. I think she and he are both 
living. Theodosia Hammitt is dead, it may be ten years ago; she mar- 
ried a man named Manning, I think, and left children, whose names I 
do not know. Rebecca Hammitt died a young woman, unmarried. 
John Hammitt is dead I believe; I don't know how long ago ?e died 
I don't remember the children; he had sons and daughters, I believe; 
he had a son named Eves, but I don't know what became of him. I 
think he had a son Thomas who deceased lately. He kept a tavern, I 
don't know what children he left. I believe there was a daughter named 
Hepzibah; I have not heard of her death. Benjamin Hammitt went out 
to the new country and settled there, I don't know if he had any chil- 
dren, and I have not heard of his death. Joseph Hammitt married and 
lived at the Rising Sun; he died 14 or 15 years ago. I cannot remem- 
ber his children. He had a son George, but I cannot tell whether he is 
living or dead. Sarah Hammitt married Wothon, who has been dead a 
good many years, and her husband, too. I don't know that I saw any 
of the children except John. There were others whom I remember see- 
ing when they were small. Elias Hammitt, son of George and Rhoda, 
I most think is dead, leaving a daughter or two, I think there were one 



^60 BORTON FAMILY 

or two others. Thomas Hammitt died many years ago. I know nothing 
of his children. Being examined on the part of the complainant, the 
witness says I cannot say whether my father was older than my Uncle 
Daniel, but I rather expect so. My father died first, some of us were 
young when my father died. My uncle Daniel left no children; he had 
one who died an infant. Daniel, my brother, was older than my brother 
John. I had but two brothers. My brother Daniel died about ten years 
after my marriage, as well as I can recollect. (Produces her marriage 
certificate. Married on the nth of November, 1766, Samuel Borton to 
Rhoda Packer). My uncle Daniel died about five or six years after my 
marriage. My brother Daniel died ten or fifteen years before my hus- 
band's death, which was about thirty years ago. Samuel was the oldest 
of my brother Daniel's sons. I cannot say if the oldest child, but believe 
he was. Samuel, my nephew, is living; I expect he is here now. 

Being examined on behalf of Job Packer, the witness says, I don't 
recollect a Philip Packer, who married Ann Coates. My grandfather had 
a son Philip, who married and lived in Pennsylvania; he was not the son 
of Philip and Rebecca Jones, he was the son by a first wiie. I remember 
a son of his namd Aaron, comig out of Pennsylvania to see my mother. 
I don't know the name of the first wife, he was an old man when he 
married my grandmother. I have heard my mother say that his head was 
as white as a sheet. I had not a good chance of knowing the Philip Pack- 
er's family of Pennsylvania. I knew my grandmother very well; she came 
and stayed with my mother; perhaps I was then two years old. 

Being examined on the part of Jone Zane and Isaac Zane, the wit- 
ness says, Matthias Aspden, the testator, his brother, James Hartley and 
waiting man came to our house after they returned from England, not 
long afterwards, a few years perhaps, Matthias Aspden, the testator, 
went with his father to England to get his, the father's eyes coached. 
This was when I was about fourteen or fifteen years old; he wrote to 
his mother that he was then going to school in England. I don't re- 
member when he went to England a second time. They came to see if 
uncle Daniel had signed his rights to lots in the city of Philadelphia, 
my grandmother wanted my father Samuel to have, because he bore 
the maiden name. 

Matthias Aspden came down with Hartley to get all us children to 
sign our right to him. I believe Matthias Aspden returned to England 
about the beginning of the war. I think he came home after it was 
settled. I don't know how long he stayed in this country; he was back- 
wards and forwards several times. I did not see him the last time he 
was here. RHODA BORTON. 

Examination taken, reduced to waiting, and by the witness sub- 
scribed to the eleventh day of August, 1829, before me, 

T. L. Wharton, Master. 

Rhoda Borton, being examined on the part of the petitioners, de- 



G£NEAL06V 



261 



poses as follows : I have heard of Matthias Aspden being twice married. 
The issue of the first marriage was a daughter, who was married to Cap- 
tain Harrison. I never heard when I was young, many years ago, any 
doubts of her being born in lawful wedlock. 

RHODA BORTON. 



ESTATE OF MAI 1 HIAS ASPEN, 


OCTOBER 12th., 1849. 


Par Value Appraised 


Remarks 




Value 






and Costs. 




Cash $ 


780 53 $ 


780 53 




U. S. 5 per cent Stock,1853 


58000 00 


58688 68 


Cost 101.46 


$21000. 1856) 








$23000. 1862 y 


52000 00 


53802 22 


Cost 103.46 


8000. 1867 ) 








Penna. 5 percent Stock 


415000 00 


335693 83 


Val. & Cost80.91 


6 " 


18000 00 


19080 00 


" " " 106 


Phila. Co. 5 per cent 


1000 00 


8961 25 


Cost 86.91 


6 per cent 


16000 00 


15377 50 


Cost 96 10 


Girard bank, 100 shares at $50 


5000 00 


2815 00 


Val. $28.25 share 


U. S. bank, 320 shares at $100 


32000 00 


6400 00 


Val. $20 a share 


Judg. U. S. Nixon for taxes 


478 08 


478 08 




UdionCanal 14 138-200 shares 


2233 40 


1116 70 


Value 50 per cent 


Bonds and Mortgages, viz: — 








C. Shippen (property sold 








this balance would be a 








loss. $ 1153 37 








J. W. Tilford 18000 00 








Coleman Fisher 10000 00 








Eliza Wilson 5000 00 








Elizabeth Ray 2000 00 








J. C. Spencer (3 of 








$3000 each) 9000 00 








Kimber & Sharpless 








5000 00 








H. Gardner 2500 00 








• 


52653 37 


52753 37 





$688245 38 $581057 99 



262 BORTON FAMILY 

Genealogical Notes and Biographical Sketches* 



Borton Family. 

Credits, pages 7-8. 

Family in Europe 9 - 10. 

History in America 10-11. 

Certificate of Removal, 11. 

Copy of the Will of John the Immigrant, 18. 

Cedar House, 19. 

Testimony concerning Obadiah Borton, Sr., 24. 

Copy of Will of Obidah Borton, Sr., 24 - 25. 

Biography of Stockton Borton, 30-31. 

Biography of Margaret Borton and Jeremiah Rakestraw. 49. 

Biographies of Japeth L. and Phoebe S. Prickitt with family history by 

Daniel J. Prickitt, 70 - 76. 
Biography of Benjamin Borton, Sr., 80-81. 
Biography of Winfield Scott Borton, 84. 
Remarks at Pennyroyal Reunion by Bethuel Abies, 101. 
History of Pennyroyaldom by William Borton, 104 - 105. 
Recollections of Old Center by William Borton at Pennyroyal Reunion, 112. 
Letters sent to be read and remarks made at the Pennyroyal Reunion by 

Lewis Wetzel Borton, 113-115. 
Pieces sung at the Pennyroyal Reunion, 116 - 117. 

Early Pioneerhistory of Joseph Bates, compiled by A. W. Fisher, 119 - 120. 
Biography of Benjamin Borton, son of Bethuel Borton, 122; Biography of 

Nathan Borton, 125 - 126; Pioneer life in the West by his daughter, 

Emily A Town, 126 - 127. 
Biography of Bethuel Borton, Jr., 127 
History of Samuel Borton, son of ethue 1, Jr. and family, by his son, 

George O. Borton, 128 - 132. 
Biography of Asher Ely, 133. 
Biography of Job Borton, Sr., 136. 
Biography of Samuel C. Borton. 138. 
Biography of John Borton, the sixth, 142 - 144. 
Biography of Joseph H. Borton, of Atlantic City, N. J., 152 - 153, 
Biography of Samuel Borton with Poem, 160 - 161. 
Biography of Ezra Borton, 173 - 176. 
History of Hubbard Family, descendants of Eliza Borton Hubbard, by 

Leonidas Hubbard, Sr., 180 - 182. 
Biography of Alexander Hubbard from Hillsdale County History, Mich- 
igan, 185 - 186. 
Biography of Horace Potter Borton, 186 - 187. 



GENEALOGY, 263 



Biography of Daniel Columbus Bortcn, 187. 

Biography of Darling Haines Borton, 194 - 195. 

Biography of Rev. Jesse Parker Borton, 196 - 197. 

Biography of Hon. J. Hampton Moore, 198 - 199. 

Obituary of Joseph B. Moore, 199. 

Biography of Deborah Hunt Fox and reminiscences of Samuel Borton, 

201 - 204. 
Biography of Jesse Parker Borton, Jr., 205 - 206. 
Biography of Ralph Hunt Borton, 207. 

Mason Family , 

History of the Family at large, 207-211 

The Family in Europe. "Evesham Masons." History New Jersey 

branch. 211 - 214. 
History of John Mason the Immigrant, 214. 
Copy of the will of John Mason the Immigrant, 215. 
Copy of the will of James Mason, 217. 

History of First Friends* Church, Burlington, New Jersey, 217 - 218. 
Copy of the will of Soloman Mason, 220 - 221. 
Old Warming Pan, 221. 

Biography of Elizabeth Mason Collins, 222 - 225. 
Copy of the will of John Mason of "Evasham," N. J., 225. 
Biography of John Mason of Fulton County, Ohio, 226. 
History and obituary of Rebecca Vansciver Mason, 226 - 227. 
Biography of John Ely, 227 - 228. 
Biography of Reuben Borton Mason, 230 - 231. 
Biography and letter of Abraham Mason, 233 - 234. 
Biogrophy of John Paxon, 235 - 236. 
Biography of John C. Mason, 237. 
Biography of Josiah Mason, 240 - 241. 
History of Salem, New Jersey, Masons and others who may have been 

related to the'/*Evesham branch," 244 - 247. 
Register of the names of veterans of the Civil War and other wars, 248 - 250, 
Register of Attorneys \^ho have descended from the Borton and Mason 

Families, 251. 
Physicians who are connected with the Borton and Mason Families, 251 - 253. 
General History as to the Mason and Borton Families, 253 - 254. 
Information given as to the case at law. Will of Nathias Aspden, Jr., the 
case entitled Packer vs Nixon, from 1828 to 1850, 255 to the end. 
Family Record for Births, Deaths and Marriages. 



264 BORTON FAMILY 



Errata 



Page 11 — 8th line from top, date should read 1679 — O. S. 

Page 88 — 15th line from top, the Generation should be V, instead of VII, 
and the children VI, instead of VIII. 

Pages 88 — 90, Henry Harrison Fisher, should read Fishel. 

Page 138 — 12th line from top, Grandmother should read Grandaughtcr. 

Page 190— Marriage of Sarah A. Borton, and Abner Metzger should read 
1851, instead of 1857. 

Page 215 — Children of Rebecca Mason, and Jonathan Austin, the name of 
Lydia Austin, should be included. She was married to William 
Haines, a son of Nathaniel Haines, and Mary Henry, at Evesham 
Meeting, Burlington county N. J., 19 — 5th mo, 1774, and immigrated 
with the Sharps, and Bortons, to Clinton or Warren counties, Ohio, 



INDEX 



BORTON FAMILY 



Ann. 1 12 

Anne, II 12 

Abram. IV 145- 17 

Abigrail, IV. ...; 12 

Abraham, V 17 

Amy. V 18 

Azariah. VI 21-158 

Asa. VI 16s 

Amy. VI 23 

Abraham. V 145-146 

Abigail, V 23-146 

Asa, V 23 

Ann, V 24 

Abigail. V 26 

Aaron E., VII 27 

Ann R.. VI 27 

Abigail, V 38, 31 

Aaron, V 32 

Amasa, VI 32 

Abigail, VI 33, 32 

Aaron. VI 40, 39- 37 

Annie E. .VII 39 

Albert D.. VIIL 39 

Asahcl. VI 39 

Aaron W. Jr.. VII 40 

Alice M., IX 39 

Ann C. VII 96 

Alfred C. IX 18, 42 

Aaron, VI 39, 40 

Ann, VI 49 

Alice. V 44 

Alice, VIII 45 

Allen W., VIII 45 

Anna, VII 49 

Ann, VI 63 

Albcrtis R., IX 55 

Aimer, IX 55 

Alvaro T., VIII 59 

Ann, VI 194 

Abigail. VI 120, 118 

Ann, V 80 

Addie. VII 107 

Arminda, VII 109 

Ann D.. VII 133 

Alden, VIII 134 

Alvin T.. VIII. : 134 

Alberta. IX 134 

Allen J.. VIII 134 

Alice. VIII 173 

Archie. VIII 137 

Ada. VIII 139 

Arthur W.. VIII 139 

Arthur A.. IX 139 

Abraham. V 17 

Abigail, VI 77 

Adaline, VII 109 

Anna Cora, VIII 107 



Asa, V 146 

Abraham, VII 148 

Abram, VII 146 

Anna, VII 44 

Anna M., VII 159 

Albert, VII 161 

Amos, VII 161 

Alonzo W., VIII 161 

Ahimaiz, VII 123-165 

Arthur, VII 165 

Asa Jr., VII 165 

Azelia, VIII 165 

Asa, VIII 166 

Arthur, VIII 169 

Allen J., VIII 135 

Arthur, IX 139 

Arthur, VIII 168-186 

Asa, IX 170 

Allen. VII 170 

Amanda, VII 170 

Amanda, VIII 172 

Allen, VIII 169-172 

Austin, VIII 

Alonzo, VIII 173 

Alice. VIII 42-243 

Angclinc. VII 176 

.\lmira. VII 176 

Amos. VI 179 

Alvira. VII 176 

Armintha. VII 88 

.•Mice. VII 136-176 

Arthur, IX 187 

Albert H., VIIL ......192 

Abner, VIII 189 

Alexander. VII 190 

Arthur R., IX 192 

Albert R., VII 192 

Alcibiades. VII 192 

Angclinc. VII 192 

Anttey E.. VII g'S 

Albert F.. IX 193 

Ann, VII 148 

Albert J.. IX 195 

Amy, VI 205 

Alfred. VII 205 

Asa. VII 205 

Anna, VII 47-205 

Arthur R.. VIII 20s 

Asa A., VIII 205 

Amy Anna, VII. ..206-238 

Amanda. VIII 239 

Anna May, VIII 241 

Benjamin. IV 13 

Benjamin. VII 47-206 

Barbara, VII 68 

Bessie. VIII 179 

Benjamin. VIII 189 



Benjamin, IV.- 8a 

Bethucl, V 80-117 

Benjamin Jr., V 109 

Benjamin, VI 107 

Baker, VI 95 

Benjamin, VI 77 

Bazil, VII 108 

Benjamin, VI 109 

Bethuel, VI 117 

Benjamin. VI 117 

Blanch, IX 135-192 

Barzilla 152 

Bethuel, Jr.. VI 109 

Bethuel, VII 123-138 

Barbary. VIII 123 

Benjamin, VII 88-123 

Benjamin J.. VII 133 

Bryant, VIII 135 

Bertha. IX 135 

Byron L.. VIII 192 

Belle, VIII 165-194 

Bert. VIII 164-201 

Blanch E.. VIII 205 

Benjamin P., VIl 136 

Beulah, VIII 128-239 

Bertha, VIII. 239 

Blanch. IX 140 

Caleb, IV 13 

Charles, VI 77 

Clarence Leo, IX 166 

Caleb. Jr., V 38 

Chalkley, VIII 33 

Clayton, VII 35 

Carrie G.. IX 42 

Charles T., IX 39-171 

Chalmer. IX 55 

Carl, IX 56 

Clarence, IX 57 

Clemmic M.. IX 61 

Charles, VI 198 

Clio Franci.s, VII 8s 

Charity L. VII 85 

Charles R.. VII 88 

Carrie, VII 97 

Celestia B., VII 106 

Clinton B.. VII 106 

Charity, VI 107-117 

Charles, VII icg 

C. Walter, VIII 153 

Charity, VI 109 

Charity, V 224 

Charity. VII 123 

Cynthia, VII ^23 

Clarissa, VII 123 

Cynthia L.. VIII r34 

Clarence, IX .135 

Charles, VIII 137 



INDEX 



Charles, VIII 139 

Clinton H., VII 105 

Caroline. VI 152 

Charles S., VIII 154 

Charles S. Jr.. IX 154 

Cornelia \\ ., VII 158 

Clark, VIII 159 

Chalkley, VIII 160 

Chester C. VIII 162 

Charles. VIII 164 

Crete. IX 164 

Clare, IX 164 

Celia, IX 164 

Charles N., VIII 165 

Clarence. IX i66 

Clara, IX 166 

Cora. VIII i6() 

Cleanthcs. VIII i/i 

Chloe. IX 171 

CliflFord. IX 179 

Charlotte. VH 18(1 

Clement. VIII 45 

Cyrus. VIl 186 

Charlotte. \'\\\ i8(; 

Caleb W. VII igo 

Carrie. VIII 191 

Charles H.. VIII 191 

Clifton R.. IX 192 

Curtis L.. VII 192 

Cecil W.. VIII 106 

Charles S.. VIII 192 

Clark. IX 19.^ 

Claud. VMI H)^ 

Carl D.. VIII 19.=^ 

Cora Ksse. VIII 195 

Carl I). Ir.. IX 195 

Clyde. VIII 197 

Charles. VI 77 

Charles. Jr. VII 200 

Cinderella. VII 2^^ 

Clara. VIII 241 

Daniel. V 22-179 

Deborah, V 21 

Deborah. VI 149 

Daniel, Jr., VI 179 

Darlini-^ II.. VI. ...179-194 

David. V T46 

Darius. IX 55 

Delia. VIII 57 

Dacy C. VII 85 

Delila, VI 109 

David. VI 107 

Dora. VII 107 

Daisy, VIII 107 

Delila. VII 88 

Devilla. VIII 135 

Daisy M.. VIII 135 



BORTON FAMILY 

David. VII. . . .' 40-136 

Dortha, IX 139 

David. VI 109 

Deborah, VII 18 

Deborah. VII 165 

Dora, IX i66 

Dessie, IX 169 

Daisey. IX 17^ 

Delta. IX 17-' 

Daniel. Jr., VII 186 

Dcssa. IX 187 

Daniel C. VIII 186 

Daniel Jr.. VIII 189 

Daniel D.. IX i8q 

Don. IX 193 

Daniel H.. VII 194 

Dale, IX 200 

Darius G.. VIII 205 

Dora. VIII 239 

Daisy. VIII 108 

Esther. II i5 

Klizabeth. II 16 

Elizabeth. IV 

Esther. IV 

Elizabeth, V ^2 

h'l)hraini. V 21 

Eleanor. V .22 

Esther. VI 35 

Eber. VI 21 

Elizabeth. VI .37 

Ellen. VI 159 

Ezra, VI 17<> 

Eliza, VI 179 

Elizabeth. VI .^5 

Edward. V 146 

Irlsther. V 146 

Elizabeth. V 14<> 

Elizabeth E.. VII 27 

Elwood C. VI 29 

Eliza r... VI 2i) 

Elizabeth \.. VI : 29 

Elizabeth. \'I I5> 

Elizabeth. VI ^7 

Edward. VI 95 

h:iwo«.d. VI X^ 

Elton. VI 34. X^ 

Ella M.. \'III .34. .33 

Ethel. IX 171 

Earl T.. IX 34 

Elizabeth. VI 205 

Edwin E.. VII 39 

Edith N.. VIII 39 

Edna May, IX .34 

Eniilv, TX 39 

Ethel M.. IX 39 

Edith M.. IX 39- 57 

Emma, VIII 40 



Estella, VIII 40 

Elizabeth S., VI 3^ 

Elizabeth L., VII 40 

Elizabeth, VIII 41 

Etta, IX 4^ 

Elsie. A.. VIII 44 

Edward R.. VII 47- 4« 

Everett, VI JI 4S 

Elsie A.. VIII 45 

Ella J., VIII 54 

Elmer G., IX 55 

Edgar. VIII 57 

Edith, VIII 40 

Eliza Jane, VII 59 

Esther L.. IX 61 

Ernest C. IX 61 

Estella M.. VIII 6q 

Elsie, VIII 54 

Edward, VI .'.. 32 

Elijah, VI 96 

Edson S., .VII 103-106 

Eppa L., VII 10s 

Emmet S.. VII 105 

Elsie. VII 84 

Ernest S.. Vll 106 

I":mmet, VIII i«^ 

b:iizabeth. VII 107-163 

Elizabeth. VII 108 

Emaline. VII 109 

Edwin, VIII 123 

Emily A.. VII 123 

Enrl J.. VIII 134 

ICtlic. IX 135 

Emmet. VIII i35 

Elon Fay. VIII I35 

Eddie, IX 135 

Elizabeth. VII ioi> 

Ella, VIII 140 

Edward. V 23 

Esther. VII 1=8 

IClizabeth. V 3» 

Elwood T.. VI i4<» 

Elizabeth W.. VII 14'* 

Edward Jr.. VI 148 

Emmor. VII 148 

Elizabeth A.. VII 148 

Emaline C. VI 149 

Elizabeth. VII ,U 

Emily W.. VIII 15J 

Effie R, VIII 154 

Eli. VI 33 

Elizabeth J.. IX 154 

Esther, VIII 108 

Emily R.. VII 15S 

Elizabeth. VII i3>^ 

Elizabeth M., VII Ku 

Edith. VIII i6i 



INDEX 



Esther, VI 152 

Eleanor, IX 162 

Earl, IX 162 

Elwood, VII 119 

Elizabeth, VII 159 

Ella, VIII 163 

Etta. VIII 164 

Edwin. VIII 39-169 

Ellis, VIII ;..i69 

Ellis, VII 170 

Elmer, VIII 172 

Emma. V^III 239 

Eva. IX 189 

Emalinc. VII 176 

Elsworth. VIII 179 

Eliza. VII 186 

Eugene II., IX 187 

Ellis, VIIL 189 

Elma L., VIII 189 

Ethel. IX ^4-189 

Eva. IX.- 

Eliza. VII 190 

Etta. VIII 191 

Elamler. VI [ 192 

Edwin S.. VIII 192 

Edith. VIII 200 

Elizabeth. VI 159 

Edward H.. VJ 205 

Elmer E.. VIII 205 

Earl, IX 193 

Edwin. IX 193 

Enos Ed.. VI f 194 

Elsray. VIII 197 

Elean(jr. VII 119 

Ellen. Vir 200 

Emma. VI H 2 ^9 

Emma. VIII ' 

Ernest. VIII 239 

Elwood. VII 163-241 

Eleanor. Vll 200-241 

Eva. VIII 24r 

Esther. VIII 

P'ranklin, \'II 39 

Frank E. VIII 39 

Francis I*.. IX 42 

Francis. \'II1 239 

Franklin. VIII i6() 

Fred W.. VII 88 

Frank M.. VIII 54- 55 

Freemr)nt. VIII 123 

Frederick. IX 134 

Frank I... VIII 153 

Faith. IX 1^4 

Frank ()., IX 162 

Franris IJ.. IX 162 

Frederick S.. VIII 162 

Frank. VIII 123-169 



Florence, VIII. ...169-173 

Forest, IX 189 

Franklin, VII 190 

Frederick, IX 193 

Florence, IX 193 

Fay, IX 56 

Forest, IX 193 

Fern, IX 193 

Francis, VIII 45 

Francis, IX 57-200 

Francis, VIII 200 

Franklin. VIII 60-241 

George T., VIII 42 

George T. Jr., IX 

George, VI ^^ 

George Jr., VII 53 

Gertrude, IX 56 

Glen. IX 200 

Golden B.. IX .'. 57 

Grace L., IX 6r 

Grover C, VII 84 

Gladys. VIII 106 

George, VI 48-107 

George T., VII 107 

George O., VIII 128 

Grace, VII 138 

Gladis. IX 139 

George B.. VII 152 

George W..'VIII 153 

Gertrude. IX 154 

Grace .S.. VII 159 

Grace W.. VIII 162 

Gladys. IX 172 

George, IX 187 

(iail. IX 193 

George T., VII 194 

Gilbert E.. TX 45 

George, TX 200 

Glenn. IX 

George. VII 238 

Grace, VIII 239 

Glen. VIII 239 

Gaston. VIII 108 

Glen. VIII 108 

Gregg. VIII 108 

Hannah. Ill 13 

ITaimah. IV 24 

Hannah. V 146 

Hannah. VTT 171 

Hettie T.. VII 26 

Helen P.. VIII 27 

Hannah. V ^y 

I loward J.. IX ^4 

Helen M.. VII * 

Hannah, VT 146 

Hannah, \'H 44 

Helen G.. VIII 45 



Henry, VI 49 

Henry C, VIII 54 

Harry B., IX 55 

Homer, IX 55 

Harry, IX 55-193 

Herman, IX 55 

Hershell, IX 55 

Hilpa, VIII 134 

Herbert, IX 56 

Henry, VI 

Harry, VI 84 

Harriet A., VI loi 

Homer T.. VIII 107 

Harriet P., VII 124 

Hazel, IX 128-134 

Henry. VIII 135 

Herbert L,. VIII 135 

Howard. VIII 128-137 

Hazel. VIII 137-239 

Hannah, VIII 171 

Hannah, VI 33 

Hannah T.. VI 149 

Helen M., IX 39 

Hugh, IX 154 

Hannah. VII 158 

Harry. VIII ,59 

Hiantha. VIII 172 

Harriet G.. VIII 162 

Herbert, VIII 163 

Herman, VIII 169 

Hazeji. IX 169 

Hannah T.. VIII [ 44 

Hiantha. VII 171 

Horace P.. VII 186 

Harold. IX 191 

Henry. VII 53 

Henry. IX 192 

Helen .IX 19"^ 

Hazel. VIII 193:239 

G.AL FOUR INDEX^ 

Hugh v.. IX ,96 

Hampton. VII 205 

Herman, VIII 239 

Hester .'K., VII. ...'.118:241 

Hampton. VII 119-241 

Howard N.. VIII. 241 

Helen R.. VIII 243 

'•^aac. I\' ^8 

I^'i'«il>. VI 49-163 

Ira. VI 170 

Isabel. VII 47 

Isaac, \' 77 

Isaac. V ^ 

Isaac. VI 

Irene I.. VI 67- 83 

fra. VII ,7^ 

Irvin. VIII ,35 



INDEX 



BORTON FAMILY 



Inez Eva, VIII 135 

Israel, VII 161 

Ida, IX 164 

Isaac, VII 170 

Ira Jr., VII 170 

Ira, VIII 88-172 

Isaac, VIII 173 

Isaac. VII 194 

Iva, VIII 108 

John, 1 10-12 

John Jr., II 12 

John, III 12 

John, IV 13-23-146 

John, V 15-146 

John, VI. ...198-33-48-59 

John, VII 53- 60 

John, VIII 57-139 

John v., IX 139 

John G., IX 154 

John, VII 163-107-107 

John Ncr, IX 33-i6o 

John VI 152-107-117 

John B., VI 108 

John Stokes, VII 33 

John D., VIII 39 

John G., VII 44 

John H., VIII 54 

John S., VIII 60 

John Wesley, VII 67 

John W., VI 83 

John, IX 187 

John H., VII 108 

John W., VII 105 

John Henry, VII. . .88-108 

John T., VII 138 

John, VIII 140 

John T., VI 149 

John W., VII 153 

John C, VIII 192 

John F., VII 194 

John A., VIII 241 

Jacob, IV 

Jane, IV 

Joseph, IV 13 

Job, IV 13- 24 

Joshua, IV 13- 26 

Josiah, IV 13- 48 

Joseph, V 22 

Joseph, VI 117 

Joseph, V 145-198 

Jesse Packer, V 22-204 

Joseph, VI 18 

Joshua, VI 145 

Jesse Packer, VI 179 

Jane, VI 49-67 

Jesse Jr., VI 204 

Jacob H., VI 205 

Jacob, V 146 



oshua, VI 179 

oshua E., VIII 26 

bsiah B., VII 27 

Harold, VII 28 

acob, V 32 

oel, V 38 

emima, VI 152 

acob, VI 32 

bsiah, VI ^ 

Howard, VIII 34 

oseph M., VII 39 

oseph H., IX 40 

oseph C. VIII 40 

oel Jr., VI 39 

esse T., IX 42 

oel. VII 44 

. Gilbert, VIII 44 

oel R., VIII 45 

oseph, VII 47 

oseph, VII 107-200 

osiah Jr., V 48 

bsiah Jr., VI 48 

ob. VI 49 

ane, VI 68 

ob. VII 53 

ames E., VIII 54 

esse, IX 55 

ob.. VII 57 

osiah, VII 68 

ames A., VII 59 

oycy, VII. 60 

oseph E.. VIII 60-243 

ane, VI 179 

ob., VI 109 

ane. VII 68-190 

osiah Jr.. VII 58 

ames, V 80 

ames W., VI 83 

ohn. VII 238 

oseph J., VIII 88 

ames Wesley. VI 95 

osephine. VII 96 

ames, VIE 59-238 

emima. VI 

oseph H.. VII 152 

osephine H., VIII. ..152 

. Harvey, VIII 153 

. Howard. VIII I53 

ames C VII 153 

emima, VII 158 

oseph E., VII ..159 

ane, VII 107 

esse. VI 103 

ames B.. VI 103-148 

ames L., VIII 107 

oseph, VII 118 

ane, VII 69 



Jesse, IX 58 

Job., VI 117-148 

Job, VII 58 

Job Jr., VII 133 

Jennie A., VIII 134 

Jacob, V 

James, VII 96 

Joseph, VII 148 

Jane, VIII 57-161 

Jay R., VIII 

Jacob M., VIII 

Jesse, VIII 107-165 

Jacob, IX 166 

Jane, VII 161 

Joseph. VII 176 

J. Arthur, VIII 187 

Jane. VII. 176 

Joshua L., VIII 192 

Joseph. VIII 45-193 

Jennie, VIII 194 

Jesse P., VI igo 

Judson, VII 194 

Joseph.. VII 238 

Jesse Jr., VI 

Jacob H., VI 

Jesse P., VIII 205 

Jesse Packer. VII. .194-206 

Joseph, VII 

James. V 88- 95 

Jesse T.. VIH 239 

Joseph. VII 241 

Keziah, V 

Keziah. VI 39 

Keziah. VI 109 

Keziah. VI 

Katie L.. IX 55 

Keziah. VI 33 

Keturah. VI 109 

Katherine A.. VIII. ...189 

Lydia. V 

Lydia. V 

Levi. V 27 

Levi N.. VI 

Levi. V 

IJnwood. VIII 40 

Lydia B.. VII 34 

Lydia F.. VIJI 4^ 

Linda T.. VIII 44 

Lucy L., VIII 44-45 

Lulu Jet, IX 45 

Levi, VIII 56 

Leander. VIII 57 

Lena B.. IX 57 

Leo Baker, VII 88 

Lydia, VIII 166 

Lucctta. VII f^ 



INDEX 



Lydia G.. VII 120 

Levi M., VII S3 

l-iicinda C. VIII 54 

Laura E., VI 84 

Lola. VH 84 

Leslie. VII 90 

Lewis Wetzel, VI 95 

Louisa. VI 9f) 

Leah, VIIT 106 

Laura. VII 107 

Levi. VI 109 

Lydia. VII 136 

Louisa. VIII 123 

Lottie. VIII 123 

Lydia. VII 40 

Leon, IX 134 

Leroy, VIII 135 

Loyd. VIII 135 

Lydia, VII 58-124 

Lydia, IX 140 

Lydia% VI 146 

Lydia, VII 170 

Lavina. VIII 159 

Louisa. VII 161 

Luther H.. VIII 161 

Lillie. VIII ic8 

Luna. VIII 109 

Leroy L., VIII 

Lewis B.. VII S9 

Lowell. VIII 163 

Leon. IX. 134 

Lilly. VIII 161 

Levi. VIII 164 

Lucinda. VII 165 

Laura. VIII 165-243 

Lottie. VIII 165 

Lillian, VIII 165 

Lydia. VIII 

Lucy. IX 166 

Lura. VIII 161 

■Leo. IX 164-169 

Lamont. IX 169 

Lizzie. VIII. . . .-. 169 

Linus. VII 170 

Lyman. VII 170 

Lucetta. VIII . .172 

Linus, VIII 

Lyman. IX. 

Lucina, VII 176 

Lewis. VIII 189 

Leona. VIII 189 

Lewis. VII 190 

Leslie. VIII 191 

Lucxetia. VII 192 

Lucina J.. VIII 192 



Leonidas H., VII 194 

Lucy. VIII 193 

Lorin, IX 193 

Lizzie, VIII 200 

Lizzie, VII 200 

Louis, VIII 200 

Lizzie. VII; 200 

Lucy IL. VIII 205 

Leroy E., VIH 205 

Lester. VIII.. 239 

Lyman. VIII 239 

Letta, VIII 239 

Leonard. VIII 239 

Lily. VIII 164 

Levi. VI 179 

Mary. II 16 

Mary, IV 12-20-144 

Mary, V 22-146 

Mary V 80-201 

Mary, VI 1 17-179 

Mary, VII 159-34- 60 

Mary, V^III. .193-171-30-164 

Mary, IX 172 

Mary, E.'VII 119 

Mary, VII 241 

Mary C. VII 38 

Mary, VI 198 

Mary E.. VII 119 

Mary Haines. VI 28 

Mary. VII 190-200 

Mary J., VII 35 

Mary Emma, VII 39 

Mary Ella. VIII 39 

Mary W., IX 39 

Mary C, VI 38 

Mary It., IX 55 

Mary W., VIII 45 

Mary E., VIII 54 

Mary E., IX 56 

Mary Jane, VIII 56 

Mary. IX 187 

Mary R., VIII 60 

Mary L., VI 84 

Mary M., VIII. ...166- 19-2 

Mary E., VIII 123 

Mary L.. VII 124 

Mary C, VIII 134 

Mary E., VII 47 

Mary L.. VII 138 

Mary Eliza, VIII 147 

Mary Annie, VII 47 

Mary Ann. VII 165 

Mary Ann. VII 238 

Mary E.. VII 136 

Mary E.. VIII 186 



Mary P., IX 187 

Mary M., VII 105 

Mary A., VII 159 

Mary E., VI 

Martha, V 80 

Margaret B., VI 

Marian H., VII 28 

Martha, Vf ^^ 

Mabel E., VIII 39 

Mildred, IX 40 

Maria, VI 38 

Martha R., VII 40 

Mildred, IX 42 

Martha R., VIII 44 

Margaret. VI 48 

Mahlon. VI 49 

Mable V., IX 54 

Martha S.. VIII 54 

Mellie C, IX 55 

May, VIII 165 

May, IX 58 

Margaret. VII 60 

Martha Ellen. VII 60 

Margaret E.. VIII 60 

Martha E.. VII 136 

Mahlon, VII 68 

Margaret, VII 68 

Martha. V 

Martha M.. VI 83 

Mariah. VII 136 

Martha, VI 95 

Maggie Z.. VII 106 

Margaret. VI .107 

Martha, VII 107 

Melissa, VII 109 

Martha, VII 123 

Martha, VI 118 

Martha L., VIII 54 

May, VIII 128 

Mable, VIII 162 

Martha E., VII 

Mariah, VIII 88 

Martha A.. VII 138 

Marion, VIII 140 

Minnie. VIII 140 

Maud, IX 140 

Martha, VI 149 

Martha P., IX I54 

Meribah W.. VII 158 

Minnie, VIII IS9 

Marian, IX 162 

Mabel, VIII 239 

Mercy M., VII 165 

Martha E.. VIII 165 

Mildred, IX 169 



INDEX 



Marjoric, IX 187 

Mark, VIII 189 

Margaret." IX i8g 

Melissa, VII 190 

May, VIII 191 

Merinda, VII 192 

Minerva, VII 192 

Myrtle, VIII 193-24? 

Mable, VIII 135 

Mathew, VII 194 

Margaret A., VII 194 

Minnie F., VIII 20s 

Mablc, VIII 193 

Martha. VIII ic8 

Mildred. VIII 108 

Naomi. VI 17 

Ner. VI 33 

Ner P»., VII x^ 

Norman, VII 

Nathan, VII 59 

Neat, VIII 107 

Nancy, VI 109 

Nathan, VI 117 

Nathan C, VII 133-136 

Nora, VIII 16s 

Nellie, IX 128-169 

Nancy, VII 170 

Nellie. VIII 194 

Norman, IX 39 

Obadiah. Ill 24-12- 23 

Obadiah Jr.. V 20 

Oscar L.. VIII 27 

Omar, VI 38 

Omar, VIII 45 

Ona, IX 57 

Orville. IX S7 

Orphclia. VII 84 

Ola, VIII 57 

Otto, VII 

Oscar, VII 88-109 

Oren, VIII 134 

Olin C, IX 134 

Oda, IX i7r 

Osceola, VIII 193 

Obadiah. VII 119-238 

Obadiah Jr., VII 23^ 

Otis, VIII 239 

Orva, VIII 135 

Ora 84 

Phcbc, IV 13 

Patience, V 

Patience, VI 38 

Phcbc Ann. VI 38 

Prudence F., VII 47 



Phcbc S.. VI 49 

Phebe. VIII 60 

Phebc. VII 34- 67 

Phoebe. VI !.. 69 

Phebc. VII 68 

Pearl, VIII ,35 

Priscilla, VII j^^ 

Pearl. VIII 179 

Pemberton, VK 152 

Panl. IX 169 

Pearl. VIII 

Pauline, IX 187 

Phebe. V 80 

Perry L.. IX 189 

Pleasy. VII 190 

Paul, IX ,93 

Parnialia. VII 200 

Robert. V 145 

Rachel. V 145 

Rachel. V 13 

Rebecca. VI 48 

Rachel. VI 33-15R 

Ruth, V 1!. 

Rhoda. VI 

Rebecca. VI loj 

Ralph H.. VI. ..•. 206 

Rebecca, V 

Richard. V x} 

Rachel. V 145 

Reuben. VI 95-118 

Rachel Ann.. VI 

Ruth Anna. VII i ?(> 

Rachel. VII 44 

Rebecca, VII 59 

Richard. VII 40 

Rachel M.. VIII 44 

Richard. VII 

R. Horton. IX 42 

Richard B., VIII 42 

Richard H. Jr.. IX. ... 42 

Rachel, VI 35 

Rebecca D., VII 47 

Richard D., VII. . .34- 47 

Richard, VIII 48 

Rebecca, VI 117 

Roy I.. IX 54 

Rowcna B.. VIII S4 

Ruth, IX 55 

Robert, IX 56 

Russel. IX 56 

Rosanna, X .* 

Ralph, IX 57. 

Ray, IX 57 

Rebecca A 34 



Rachel A., VII 60 

Rosco E.. IX 61 

Rachel. IX 34 

Rebecca A., VII 68 

Russel G.. VII 84 

Reuben P.. VII 33 

Ralph, VII ^jo 

Reuben. VI 34. x\ 

Rhoda J.. VII. ...\.io5 

Rosa G.. VII 

Rebecca. VI ji 

Rozella, VII 107 

Reuben. VII 108 

Robinson. VII icS 

Rilla. VII 109 

Rhoda. VII 161 

Rebecca, VI 17Q 

Reuben. V So 

Rulon. VII 123 

Ruth. VII 123 

Rebecca C, VII 123 

Rachel, VII 34-186 

Reah. IX 134 

Ray C, IX 134 

Ruth Ann. VII x^ 

Reuben, VII i>< 

Rebecca. VII T38 

Ruth. IX 126 

Retta. IX 140 

Roy, VIII 

Rebecca, V 146 

Robert H 147- ^4? 

Rebecca. VI 14Q 

Rebecca W., VII 153 

Rhoda A., VII juo 

Robert C, IX 102 

Rhoda, VII 103 

Robert, IX :M 

Ruth. VII 165 

Roland, VII i'i5 

Rose. VIII i'')5 

Roland, IX j6q 

Rachel. VII i2.\ 

Ross, VIII »8q 

Rameth L.. VII 192 

Russell, IX i«*3 

Ruth, IX i.30-103 

Rebecca J.. VII 191 

Royden, VIII tof 

Rhoda, VII 103 

Ruby, IX 2CC 

Ralph H., VI 205 

Rebecca. VII 205 

Ruth il.. VIII 305 



INDEX 



Rebi-.'ca J.. VI f 

Susannah. II 

Silence. IV 

Solonu.n. IV 

Samuel, IV 

Samuel. IV i 

Sarah. IV 

Sam-j.-l Jr.. V 

Susanna H.. V 

Samuel, VI T^y 

Samuel, VI 

Samuel, Vi 

Sarah, VI 

Sarah, VII 60- 

Susan H.. VI. 

Samuel. VI 

Sarah M.. VIII 

Samuel Newton. VI. . . 

Sarah E.. VII 

Samuel N., VII 

Sadia E., VII 

Sarah H., VII 

Stockton. VII 

Stacy, VI 

Sarah. IV 

Samuel S., VII 

Sarah, VII 

Samuel, VI 

Sarah E.. VII 

Samuel L., VII 

Sarah. VI 

Samuel. VI 

Sarah B.. VII 

Samuel G.. VIII 

Sarah, VI 

Sarah Ann 

Samuel L.. VIII 

Sarah V.. IX 

Susanna. VII 

Stacy C. VII 

Sarah Emma, VII 

Sarah M., VIII 

Sarah. VII 

Solomon, VI. ... 

Susan, VIII 

Samuel, IX 

Stella. IX 

Solomon, VI [. ... 

Sillian. VIII 

Sarah J.. VII 

Sarah Jane, VII. . 

Sarah. VII 

S, J. VIII 

Sarah A.. VIII. . 



EORTON FAMILY 

JO'; Sarah E.. VI 

Sarah M.. VI 

, 12 Sarah. VI i^g 

. I.; Sarah. V\l 44 

. I i Sarah. VI 77 

. .:o Sarah. VII ic8 

Sarah. VIII 123 

if Samuel, VII 123-200 

. 2J Susannah. VII 138 

205 Sarah C. VII 120-138 

^^H Sarah, VIII 139 

39 Samuel. VI 161 

49 Sarah W., VII 146 

186 Sarah. VI 179 

204 Sadie, VII. 

1 18 Sarah A.. VII 159 

48 Susannah H.. VII 159 

27 Sarah R., VII 159 

206 Samuel. IX 162 

28 Silas, VII 163 

28 Simmeon. VII 163 

29 Samuel. VII 34 

29 Sarah. VII 88-165 

32 Stanley, VII 166 

13 Samantha. VII 170 

Sabina. VII 176 

40 Sarah R.. VII iCyo 

123 Seth, VIII 189 

34 Samuel L., VIII 45 

39 Sarah A.. VII 190 

3-5 Samantha. VII 192 

159 Stella. VIII 193 

43 Sarah, VI 198 

42 Samuel. VII 163 

38 Sherman. VIII 201 

44 Susan II.. VI 204 

39 Samuel. VIII 189 

45 Sarah E., VII 39 

47 Susan J., VII 206 

47 Simmeon. VIII 239 

47 Sarah J.. VI 

35 Sarah, V 48 

200 Thomas. VI 205 

49 Thomas. V 37 

56 Thamzine M.. VII 26 

56 Thomas. V 146 

56 Thomas E.. VIII ^160 

58 Thomas, VII 40-148 

59 Thelma, IX 58 

Thoma.s. VIII 189 

119 Thomas L.. VI 

107 Truman, VII 136 

67 Thomas, V 

69 Thomas E.. VII 146 



Thomas, VII 88 

Thomas E., VIII 162 

T. Artemus. M. D.. 

VII 161 

Thomas E.. VIII t^s 

Trace. IX 187 

Thomas. VII 1 69 

Tabitha. VII 194 

Thomas H., VI II 243 

Uriah. V i7'^45 

Uriah. VII 18 

Vashli. V 80- 95 

Vashti C, VI 96 

Vera. IX 139 

Veda. VIII 239 

William. II 12 

William, III 13 

William. IV 13 

William Jas.. VII 

William, VI 95 

William. V 26 

William T.. VII 26 

William. VI 33 

William R.. VIII. ..33. 34 

William, VI 34 

William H.. VIII 

William, VI 118 

William, VII 47 

William. VII 109 

Walter J.. VIII 

Willis. IX 56 

William B., VII 105 

William. VIII 18 

William N.. VIII 60 

William H., IX 61 

William A.. VII 67 

W. D.. VIII 67 

W. A.. VIII 69 

William, V 241-80-103 

Winfield Scott. VI 83 

William E.. VII 85 

Wilber, VII 88 

William, VII 118 

Wendell. VIII 176 

Wilma L.. VII 88 

William, VI 44 

William B., VII 35 

William R.. VI 107 

Walter. VII 109 

William. VII 35-238 

Wilber. VII 109 

William S.. VIII 42 

William, IX 135 

Wilber, VIII 137 



INDEX 



William. VII 44 

William, VIII 45-165 

Walter G., VIII. ...147-243 

William, VII 151 

Wid. VIII 159 

Wesley. VIII 166 

William, VIII 47-165 

Walter, VIII 165 

W^-sley, VIII 164 

Wellington. VIII 171 

William, VIII 88-193 

William, VIII 128-191 

William, VIII 140-173 

William F.. VII I94 

Willard, VIII 200 

Wesley, IX 200 

William, VII 1.^8 

William, Jr., VII 241 

William. VI 96-241 

William B., VIII 128 

W'illia F., VIII 19^ 

Walter, VIII I94 

Zale, VIII 134 

MASON FAMILY 

Alice A., V 218 

Alice, VI 219 

Alcenia E., VII 219 

Anna. V 220 

Abraham, IV 222 

Angeline, VI 224 

Annie, VI 224 

Abraham, VI 225 

Alta R., VIII 230 

Abraham, VIII 232 

Anna R., VI 119-238 

Ascnath, VI 238 

Anne E., VII 240 

Ada, VIII 240 

Beulah, IV 218 

Beulah, V 220 

Bethuel, V 223 

Bethuel, VI 226 

Blanch, VIII 232 

Cooper, VI 224 

Charity D., VI 226 

Carrie, VII 237 

Charity, VII 237 

Cora 230 

Dott, VIII 232 

Esther, III 215 

Eliza, V 220 

Edwin, VI 224 

Ezra, VI 224 



BORTON FAMILY 

Elizabeth, V 224 

Emilt C. VII 229 

Esther R.. VIII 230 

Elizabeth, VII 232 

Ellen A.. VII 232 

Earl. VIII 2^7 

Ezra C. VI 238 

Elsie, VIII 240 

Freeman C, VII 229 

Freeman Clark, VIII. ..230 

Florence M., VII 232 

George W., VII 229 

Hannah. V 223 

Harley, VIII 230 

Harry. VIII 230 

Harlow, VIII 237 

George, VIII 229 

Isaac, III 214 

Isaac. IV 215 

Isaac, V 219 

Islah, VIII ....230 

John, 1 213-214 

John Jr.. II 214 

John, III 215 

John, IV 218 

John, V 117 

John, VI 224-224 

John, V ....218 

John, V 220-225 

John, VI 219 

John, V 22^ 

John C, VI 226 

John R., VII 229 

James, II 214 

Jacob, III 214 

James, IV 218 

James Jr., V 218 

Joel, V 218 

Joseph, V 220 

Joshua. IV 222 

Job., V. ., 223 

Joshua, VI 222, 

Joseph. V 224 

Josiah, V 224 

Job B., VI 238 

Joseph O., VII 238 

Jacob A., VII 240 

Josiah, VII 2i7 

Kemble, IV 218 

Kemble, V 220 

Lydia, III 215 

Laura C, VII 232 

Lclia A.. VII 2^2 

Laura C. VIII 232 



Luella. VIII 237 

Louis, VIII 237 

Mary, II ^4 

Mary, III 21s 

Mary, V -201 

Mary F.. VII ^19 

Mary A.. VI 2:20 

Mary, V 218-224 

Mary, IV 221 

Mary, V 220 

Mary, VI 22-225-341 

Martha, IV 218 

Melville A.. VII 229 

Marjoric, VIII 230 

Mildred. VIII 2^^ 

Naomi, V 224 

Naomi C, VI 226 

Naomi C, VI 2^ 

Ora C. VIII 233 

Rebecca, HI 215 

Rachel, V 220 

Rebecca. V 220 

Richard. VI 223, 

Rhoda, V 224 

Reuben B., VI 225 

Rhoda, VI 238 

Rebecca. VI 226 

Rhoda A.. VII 229 

Rebecca, VH 220 

Reuben R., VII 22Q 

R. Bee. VIII 229 

Rhoda. VI 22^ 

Rhoda A.. VII 240 

Sarah. II 214 

SoloAion. Ill 215 

Samuel. IV 2t8 

Solomon. V 218 

Solomon Jr.. VI 219 

Samuel J.. V 220 

Sarah A.. V 220 

Sarah. VI 22^ 

Samuel, V 24-224 

Susan. V 118-224-237 

Samuel Jr.. VIII 240 

Sarah C, VII 230 

S. Verle, VIII 230 

Samuel A.. VII 240 

Una, VIII 2^2 

Velma. VIIL 230 

Vergia Leona. IX 230 

Vida, VIII 232 

Vernon, VIII 237 

Verney, VIII 229 

William, IV 218 



INDEX 



William. V 22^ 

William Jr., VI 224 

Wilbur J.. VII 232 

Wilvia, VIII 232 

Wilbur Jr.. VIII 233 

William, VII 240 

ABLES— 

John 97 

Bethuel 98 

Rebecca 98 

John. Jr 98 

Benjamin 98 

John 98 

Benjamin 98 

Thomas 98 

William 98 

Joseph 98 

James 98 

Mary 98 

Sarah 98 

Alexander 98 

Rebecca 98 

Maria L 98 

Emmet 98 

Thomas 98 

Aultman 98 

Wilda 98 

Clara 98 

Elsie 98 

John C 98 

Lola 98 

Jesse E 98 

Gladys 98 

Rachel 99 

Alfreta 99 

Clarence 99 

Anna 99 

Alice 99 

Clarence 

Halley 99 

Clara 99 

Zella 99 

Horrace 99 

Melissa 99 

Rachel 99 

Josephine 99 

Alice 99 

' Thomas 99 

Bethuel 99 

Charles 99 

Lizzie 100 

Thomas Jr 100 

Inez 100 



Leslie 100 

Lilian 100 

Alice lOQ 

Wilda 100 

Flora 100 

Frank 100 

Verna 100 

Leola L loi 

Dara loi 

Omer loi 

Dclbert C loi 

Sadia M 101 

ADAMS— 

Clarence 55 

Robert 55 

Samuel 5s 

Ellen 56 

John H 55 

Mary 

Hannah 158 

AGNEW— 

Allen ^2q 

Ruey . . . : 22ij 

Hugh E 220 

Claudia 22<) 

Paul G 220 

Clifton 229^) 

ALLEN— 

Mildred M 

Hannah 21 

Martha 183 

ADAMSON— 

Viola 163 

ALLEN- 

Hannah : "o 

ALLISON— 

Isaac 103 

Mable 103 

Myrtle 103 

Eva 103 

Edward 10;, 

Martha 103 

Netty J03 

Lorenzo 103 

ANDREWS— 

Sarah 20 

Joseph 183 

Bessie 183 

Florence 183 

Dot 183 

Mary I45 

AIBER— 

Elizabeth 192 

ALFORD— 



Samuel 84 

Barbary 84 

Robert 84 

William 84 

AMMERMAN— 
W. B 137 

ANDERSON— 

Charles 92 

Alma 

Lettie 

Keturah 67 

ATKINSON— 

Elizabeth 32- 35 

Esther 35 

John 35 

Caleb 32 

• Samuel 32 

Eli 32 

Hannah 32 

George T 32- 36 

John 32 

John B 3^ 

Lydia T 3^ 

Townsend 36 

Caroline F 36 

George C 36 

Warren 36 

John B. Jr 36 

Mary N 31^ 

Champion 220 

John 36 

Samuel 3^ 

ARNOTT— 

Marshall 132 

AVERY— 

Benjamin 57 

Lillie 57 

Norah 57 

Hattie 57 

Sarah 57 

ANTRIM— 

Thomas E 220 

Mary E 220 

APPLEBY— 
Anne E 23^ 

AT KIN— 

Angalo 183 

Clark ;i84 

Perry 184 

AUSTIN— 

Sarah 16 

Mary 16-21S 

Jonathan 215 

Caleb 215 



INDEX 



Caleb 17 

Jonathan 16 

Sarah 16 

Elizabeth 144--215 

Mary 17 

Francis 16 

Francis J 

Jonathan 

Alice 3^ 

AULT— 

Armintha J 86 

AUTEN— 

Alice 51 

ASHLEY— 

Nettie E ifk) 

ALLIS— 

E. T 135 

ARHEAD— 

Benjamin S 219 

Oliver P 220 

Alice D 220 

Hannah S 220 

Mary Eliza 220 

Laura D 220 

Benjamin E 220 

ANSBAUGH— 

Edith E 135 

Hetty 220 

AYERS— 

Mary T 117 

AXTELL— 

Francis 132 

Eunice T 

Ida 132 

ALBERTSON- 

Anna 36 

Clemantinc 

ANDERSON— 

Keturah 49 

ASPINALL— 

Nevitas B.. M. D. ...162 

ALBERT— 

Calvin D 229 

BALLINGER— 

Elizabeth 17 

Thomas 223 

Jacob 15 

Balhshebe 223 

Elizabeth 215- 2J 

Rebecca 17 

Isaac H 3^^ 

Ner B 35 

Isaac Jr 35 

William 35 



Joiieph 35 

George 35 

Charles E 35 

Estella 1 35 

■ Ella D 35 

Maud ss 

Clarence 1 35 

Grace May 35 

Emma A 35 

Job 145 

Josiah 149 

Anna B 149 

David T 149 

Sarah A 149 

Josiah B 149 

Levi 151 

Herman S 151 

David T., Jr 152 

Isaac S 156 

Harry B 151 

Anna M 152 

William E 152 

Ethelind 152 

Raymond 1 152 

Levi 152 

John 156-156 

Levi, Jr 156 

Charles 156 

David W 156 

Lelia 157 

Nellie 157 

Charles A 157 

Caroline 156 

May 157 

Edward G 157 

Mary A 157 

Anna M 157 

David 1 157 

Martha M 157 

Sarah R 157 

Mable S 157 

Grace R I57 

Levi 157 

Clarence D 158 

BARBER— 

Hartwell 159 

Charles iia 

Helen E 159 

Sarah 21 

CliflFord H I59 

Sarah 

Gilbert 119 

BALDWIN— 
Charles 160 



Charles Jr 160 

BARNETT— 

William D 193 

Ellis R 193 

BO>VKER— 

Alfre.I 206 

Beulah 206 

Ethel 206 

Mary 224 

BAYNES— 

Robert G 45 

Robert G. Jr 45 

Edward B 45 

Elizabeth E 45 

BAZIL— 
Ruth IC58 

BRADLEY— 

Frank 140 

BAUM— 
Esther 132 

BALDWIN— 
Myrtle 

BARRETT— 

Georgia A 50 

Linda 89 

BARKER— 
James 63 

BEST— 

John 22 

John 186 

Socrates 186 

Lycurgus 186 

Salon 186 

BRACE— 
Lettie 49 

BRESSLER— 
Lizzie 61 

BARTON— 
Thomas 12 

BATES— 

Joseph 117 

John 119 

Steven 119 

Joseph, Jr 119 

Elnathan 119 

Rhoda 119 

Elizabeth i6a 

BUSHY— 

Barbary 234 

Mary Ann 234 

George 235 

Ralph 23s 

Rosa 235 

BAILEY— 



INDEX 



I.ora 239 

BARNES— 

Thomas 234 

George 234 

Peter 140 

Harry 234 

Jane 53 

Ada 56 

Ella 57 

Mary Ann 59 

Van 140 

Alfred 

Alfred. Jr 165 

Howard 165 

BERRY— 

William 82 

Qiarles E 82 

James W 82 

Marion S 82 

Franklin 82 

Henry E 82 

Nettie 1 82 

Minnie 1 82 

Laurence 169 

Fern 169 

BRICKER— 

Frank 140 

BUSBY— 

Lidy 214 

Nathan 216 

Lydia M 216 

Anna M 

Mark H 13 

Georgiana 14 

Walter J M 

Sarah ^5 

Rickard 18 

William D 2(i 

William J 27 

Esther T 27 

Hannah 27 

Margaret 

Sarah 152 

Walter J i53 

J. Howard i54 

George H i54 

BISBEE— 

Davis Bisbee 77 

Hattie 200 

BOULDEN— 

Eleanor 28 

Mariah 55 

BENHRER— 

Magdalena 125 



BREEDLOVE— 

Hannah V S5 

BASSARD— 

Simon 214 

HRADDOCK— 

Reuben 12 

Rheoboam 15 

William 15 

Darnell 15 

Job 15 

Elizabeth 15 

Hannah 15 

Rachel 3^^ 

Mary 146 

Phebe 15 

Jemima 15 

Bathshebe 15 

Rachel 15 

Maria 32 

Jemima 146 

Jacob 224 

William 34 

Maria 15 

Mary 

Mary 

BORDEN— 

Elizabeth 41 

BARTO— 

Monroe 188 

Una 188 

Mauscell 188 

BLACKBURN— 

William A no 

Margaret no 

Maud no 

BLUE— 

Kate 171 

Samuel 171 

Wert 171 

Vance 171 

John 171 

Linden I7» 

Ada 171 

BLAIR— 

Florence 164 

BEBEE— 

Mclvina i6t 

Ralph 163 

Stanley 163 

Katherine 163 

BRONSON— 

George 200 

BRICK— 



Ernest 189 

Ray Daniel 189 

BRANTON— 

Sadie 172 

Ora 

BROOKS— 

Thomas 24 

Lucy 20-144 

Thomas 238 

Lucy 144 

BUXTON— 

Ernest 236 

Henry 1 236 

Florence 236 

BOYD— 

Christopher 108 

John 109 

Mark 109 

Anna 109 

Rhoda 109 

Luna 109 

Earl 1 10 

Charles no 

Frederick no 

Martha no 

Maud no 

Bertha no 

Wilma no 

Charles 163 

Frederick A 163 

Darnell no 

Earl no 

Frederick no 

BAKER— 

Hannah 107 

Samuel 194 

Melissa 182 

Martha 130 

Bertha 139 

Lucina 171 

BIGBEE— 

Leroy .137 

Leroy, Jr 

Charles i37 

Olen 137 

BRANDERBERRY— 

Jason 137 

Wilbur 137 

Ida 137 

Inez 137 

Chester I37 

BOYCE- 

William 141 

Harry 56 



INDEX 



BOXHYMER— 

John 57 

Benjamin 57 

BOLEN— 

James 106 

Howard 106 

Conway 106 

Mable 106 

BUCKMAN— 
Jacob 146 

BRAMHALL— 

Dantha m 

BROSINS— 

Phebe A 186 

BEARD— 

Mary 98 

BROCK— 

Mary 147 

Charles 146 

Rebecca 147 

Emma 147 

John 147 

Rachel .' 147 

Elizabeth 147 

BATTEN— 

Rebecca B 41 

BOLTON— 

Minnie 8j 

BECKLEY— 
Katie Ann 94 

BRYANT— 

Jessie 100 

Amanda 59 

BURKE— 

Henry .240 

Maud 240 

Henry, Jr 240 

Samuel 240 

Enoch 240 

BUNTON— 

Rachel 62 

Mary 53 

BUTCHER— 

Sussannah 12 

Joseph .... 42 

Herbert B 42 

Joseph H. Jr 42 

Mary G 1 17-123 

Samuel 123 

BURDEN- 
CARPENTER— 

David .....123 

Florence 139 

Maud 128 

Hattie 128 



Jacob 58 

Josiah 58 

Uriah 58 

Sarah Ann 58 

Zimri 58 

Eli 58 

Silvester 58 

Phebe J 58 

James Allen 58 

Samuel 58 

Mary R 58 

Hannah 58 

Joseph H 58 

Mary E 58 

F-cwis 58 

Jacob 58 

Hannah 58 

George 58 

Rebecca 58 

Amanda 58 

Lincoln 58 

Alice 58 

Ida 58 

Jacob 58 

Frank 58 

BUCHTEL— 

Lewis 61 

Jolinc 61 

Clara 6t 

Arthur 61 

Mary Ann 61 

Glen 61 

Mahlon 61 

BOND— 

Thomas 13 

Elizabeth T ^6 

BODINE— 

Rebecca K 33 

Rebecca 

BICKLE— 

Henry L 62 

Dulcie M 62 

Clarence E 62 

Carson S 62 

Gertrude E 62 

Blanch B 62 

Dewey H 62 

John G 62 

Charles 62 

Clara 62 

BROWNING— 

George T 145 

BERRYMAN— 

William I 

Maggie 125 



BUPP— 
J. W 68 

BECK— 
Sarah A 

BROWN— 

Susan 82 

Sarah J 81 

Ann J 21 

George 

Hannah 33 

FJizabeth 42 

Anna C 95 

Margaret 105 

Mary E - .103 

Maud 51 

Charles 1(8 

Mary E 

Jane 118 

Jane 

Beulah A 149 

Phebe Ann 

Harriet 162 

Joseph 

Rny 1^8 

Anna 

Ethel 

BRENHEIZER— 

John H 34 

Edna May 34 

BRINKLINGER— 
Sarah 59 

BURROUGH— 

John 

Mary 20 

Mary 

BOGGS— 
Allen 53 

BURR— 

Sarah I5 

Martha 

Charles i44 

Charles Uf 

Irvina 

BULLOCK— 

Louis 14^ 

Lois 193 

Blessing 141 

BEATY— 
Datia Ann 96 

B ARR— 
Barbary J i94 

BENSON— 
Mina 182 

BROSS— 
Katie E 35 



INDEX 



CARTER— 

Samuel H 47 

Dora 47 

Stacy 47 

William 47 

Mary 47 

Rebecca 47 

Louise 59 

Margaret J 147 

Sarah 153 

CAMPBELL— 

Nettie 164 

Atha 192 

CARVER— 

Kaitt 105 

CARL— 

Kittie 

CARMIKLE— 
John 193 

CARR— 

Comly T91 

Bessie 191 

Jessie 191 

Ray 191 

Wade 191 

Louis 191 

CATTLE— 

Charity 145 

CARZINE— 
John 85 

CASKEY— 

Snrah 95 

Maria E 83 

Wesiey 

CLEMENT— 

Pauline S 186 

CARNAL— 

Columbii A 85 

Edward 89 

Tcrcssa M 89 

Keziah F 89 

Irene 1 89 

Elizabeth D 89 

Phcbe Jane 89 

Martha 1 89 

James E 89 

Clement 1 89 

Rachel 1 89 

Marietta 89 

Johanna 89 

Jfseph M 89 

Wnhcr K Vo 

William R 89 

Claudina 89 

Ethel E 90 



Margurite go 

Edna 90 

Elizabeth 90 

CALKINS— 

Nathan L 125 

Henry 125 

Inez I2S 

Eliza 125 

Erma 125 

James C 125 

CANON— 
William S 97 

Ruby M 97 

John B 97 

Bess B 97 

Marjory A 97 

CARSON— 
Abigail 224 

CAN BY— 

Howard 228 

Eddie 228 

CLIFFTON— 

Nancy 22 

John 11 

Rebecca 21 

Rachel ^^ 

Amy 77 

William H ^^ 

Samuel 77 

Rachel A 78 

Esther 78 

John S.. Jr 78 

Mary 78 

Samuel 78 

George 78 

Sarah 7« 

Abigail 78 

Marion 78 

Enoch 78 

CLIFFTON— 

George G 79 

Mabel M 79 

Samuel 1 70 

Alice Fay 79 

Luella 79 

Marcus V 79 

Ada B 70 

Charles W 79 

Nancy 13-20-2CO 

Mary nP 

Rachel 118 

Nellie 79 

Cora 79 

Emerson G 79 

Rebecca 77 



Mary 77'ii7-i33 

Ann 118 

Sarah 1 18 

Rebecca 118 

John 118 

William 118 

Samuel 1 18-133 

CONWELL— 

J. O 206 

Mary 206 

Russell 206 

CLARK— 

Patience 31- 38 

Mary 38 

Margaret A 82 

Delia ..105 

Emma ^^ .106 

Elizabeth 201 

Edwin 16.; 

Clarence 164 

Alta 164 

Ida i(ti 

Willis E 2.3^ 

CRAWFORD— 

Rebecca J 91 

Tillie 2J(f 

Liddie 39 

Samuel 160 

Jane 160 

Rhccja 160 

Joseph 160 

CLYMER— 

Frank 110 

Boyd no 

Robert no 

Eugene no 

CLAIRE— 

E-'Tiline Gill 2CS 

COTRIL— 

Erznbeth 105 

CAROTHERS— 

Grant 77 

Francis B 77 

Hazel M 77 

Harry S 77 

Iva May 77 

Angelnia A 77 

CLINGMAX— 

Fanny 58 

CLINE— 

Fay ^ 

CHAMBERS— 

Hellen C 26 

CHAMBERLAIN— 
Howard V 



INDEX 



CARROLL— 
C 

COATE— 

Daniel 145 

CONROVV— 

Mary 17 

Lydia 144 

Lydia 20 

COPELAND— 

Ruth 242 

COMSTOCK— 

Emily 229 

COOPER— 

Anna 40 

Elizabeth R 

William 146 

Mary 161 

205 

CONOVER— 

Matilda 48 

CONSTANT— 

Lillie s6 

COON— 

Joseph R 92 

Ida 139 

COLE— 

Hannah 12 

Patience 144 

Patience 20 

William 94 

Job 144 

William 

Sarah Ann 215 

COLLINS— 

Mary 145 

John 146 

Naomi 222 

Lydia 222 

Elizabeth 222 

Josiah 222 

Hannah 222 

Hope 222 

Isaac 222 

Ezra 222 

Sarah 222 

Job 222 

Mary 17 

John 

Jarius IC9 

Mary 222 

John 22Z 

Isaac i5»*^ 

Harold 1 158 

Sarah E 158 

Earl R 158 



COLES— 

Martha 2t7 

Margaret W 150 

Henry B 150 

Marguerite 150 

Charles B 150 

Henrv W i:;o 

cox- 
Thomas 103 

Anna 103 

Stanley 103 

John 127 

Fannie 103 

John 194 

Henry 194 

Jessie L 197 

William W 197 

Henry B .197 

Mortimer V 197 

COOK— 

Josiah 220 

Estella 1 10 

Cieorge E 164 

Genevieve 164 

COLBETZER— 
Emma 18; 

CREAKBAIKA— 

(ienrge 172 

Alta 172 

Cora 172 

CROUT- 

I da \-i) 

CULBERTSOX- 

David 107 

CUNNINGHAM— 

William 101 

Harry loi 

Isolena 10 1 

John loi 

Alice 17; 

COTTINGHAM— 

Dr 9f) 

COXA WAY— 

Leander 124 

Ella 12'. 

Mary Jane 124 

Melissa 124 

Enseba r24 

Charles 124 

Cora 124 

Nathan M 124 

Myrtie 124 

Nina 124 

Charles 124 

Catherine 124 



Joshua 12s 

CRISHER— 

William 163 

Ethel 163 

Clarence 163 

CORBIN— 

William 159 

Alice 159 

Edwin 159^ 

COULTER— ' 

Herbert B 157 

1^-Jsic 157 

Adel i<;7 

COXREV— 

Katherine i sO 

COWAN— 

Rushanna J 9^ 

CROWL- 

Grace L 62 

Eva May 62 

Neva M ti 

William 62 

CRUMRIXE— 

David 74 

Samuel 7n 

Frank 79 

Marcus 79 

Xellie 7'> 

Clara 7f^ 

CRASKV- 

Laura 2^4 

COMLV— 

Ro[)ert >r» 

CRANSOX— 

Josephine icK 

Mary 107 

George 107 

Anslcy 

Weslcv 1C7 

CRAXSTOX— 

Archi])a!d 85 

E-^lella 82 

Clara 86 

Montana 8^> 

Gurney C S'i 

Lewelh 87 

1 -cona 87 

Martha A 85 

Mary J 8^ 

Marjrarci S'l 

John M 8? 

Delila 85 

Joseph F 85 

William 85 

Marpfartt . . : 8:;. 



INDEX 



Kcturah 85 

Benjamin C 85 

Teressa 85 

CURTISS— 

Rev. George 236 

Vesta 236 

Mable 236 

Hazel 236 

Gladis 236 

George L 2ib 

CRAMMER— 

Gertrude M7--243 

CO LOW AY— 

Jesse 243 

Ktliel 243 

Lernv 243 

DA Vis- 
David 1 5-' 

Catherine 13 

Dorcas 17 

David 155 

Mark 155 

Mary i55 

David \Y 155 

Benjamin I55 

Charles 155 

\\\:\ 155 

Raymond 155 

Mary 155 

Arthur 155 

Minnie Sue 155 

i:iizabeth \<^ 

Carohne 155 

John B 155 

Anna B 155 

Phehe A i55 

Anna II i5^> 

Ida LV) 

Samuel H I5^> 

Viola \S(^ 

David \V i5^> 

Karl iM) 

Kmnia i^'O 

DAVIS— 

Jesse 180 

Charles 198 

DATSON— 

Ada 9' 

DA ROW— 

Charles A 54 

D A VEX PORT— 

Jackson 19-^ 

DAVISON— 

Caroline 165 

O-arles 



DANDNA— 
Mary 87 

DAY— 

Joseph 159 

Joseph 160 

Phebe 184 

Mary 160 

DARNLEY— 
Ann 12 

DARNELL— 

John 13 

Edward 13 

Lewis 13 

Hannah 13 

Jemima 15 

Samuel 13 

Edmund Sr 13 

Jot) ^... 13 

Charles 14 

Edmund 13 

Agnes 13 

Henry 14 

l-'mily H 14 

Joseph II 14 

Albert II 14 

Sarah 14 

DAVIDSON— 

Samuel 2co 

Joseph 200 

I^mma 2CO 

Samuel 200 

William 2c:n 

DEACOX— 

rii'i!na«i 216 

Marion 150 

Sarah 

I'enjamin 

Ida 

DEZA- 

Marv 123 

DEMOY— 

John 135 

Rena 135 

Dortha 135 

DERBY— 

William H 178 

Carence E 178 

P.essie 1 178 

DENN— 
Sarah 59 

devorf:— 

Effie 192 

DEVOE— 

William 48 

William 58 



Jesse E 5g 

Mary R 

Hannah 

DILLY— 

Charles 167 

Ward 167 

DINIUS— 

Norce igo 

DICKERSON— 

Bert 164 

Ethel 164 

DEAN— 

Sarah $j 

Benjamin 37 

DRIVER— 

Mary 12 

Jane 13 

DILYARD— 

Lewis 24a 

Ruth B 24a 

Edith A 240 

■ DISHON— 

Amanda 68 

George 68 

DILLON— 

Samuel 

William 81 

James 81 

Sarah 81 

Xoah 81 

Benjann'n 81 

Charily 81 

Phebe 81 

Keziah 81 

Delila 81 

Lorenzo Dow 81 

Joshua 81 

V/illiam 81 

David 1 81 

Martha 81 

Cynthia 82 

^Iary J 91 

Lurilla 81 

Linda 81 

DILLOX— 

Jennie 81 

Keziah 81 

Levi Sj 

Jacob T 82 

Zachariah 82 

Mattie A 83 

Mary F 83 

Emery E 83 

Rosalia 1 83 

Charles W 83 



INDEX 



Earl W 83 

Edward E 83 

Bertha 83 

Mable L 83 

EuQice M 83 

Joseph E 83 

Florence E 83 

Cynthia E 83 

Grace Pearl 83 

Mary C 83 

Ifessie A 83 

Archibold E 83 

Flossie E 83 

Clara E 83 

Laura E 83 

Daniel E 83 

Helen M 83 

Zerelda J 83 

DILLON— 

Percy Ner 83 

Francis M 91 

William F 91 

Keturah L 91 

Rosalie E gj 

Mary J 9' 

Martha E 91 

Cora E 9* 

Clyde Elroy 91 

William M 91 

Robert ". 

Sarah L 91 

Blair E 92 

Francis B 92 

Albert J 92 

Roland E 92 

William H 92 

Mamie Mae 92 

Lila J 92 

Albert L 92 

Marjoric L 92 

Margaret G Q3 

Newell 93 

Martha 93 

Wentworth 93 

William 93 

Ella M 94 

Isaac W 94 

William E 94 

James E 94 

Sarah M 94 

Irvin G 94 

Stella M 94 

David W 94 

George W 95 

Rachel 95 



Agnes 95 

William B ps 

James M 95 

Josiah 95 

Benjamin B 95 

Alfred R 95 

DRESBACK— 

Harold 90 

Claudina 90 

William H 89 

DRAKE— 

Isaac N 77 

Phebe 77 

Mary M 77 

Charles 77 

Hester 77 

James E 77 

Norman 1 77 

Merle 77 

Lola 77 

Fay 77 

DORCUS— 
Chester 140 

DUNN— 

Homer 140 

Lowell 140 

Vera 140 

Ellis 140 

Dale 140 

DOWER— 

Madison 60 

Gertie 60 

DORFF- 
Mary 198' 

DRENER— 

Mary L 83 

DUBOISE— 
Abigail 43 

DUNWICK— 
Phebe 

DOYLE— 
Burt 

DURBIN— 

Cory 182 

Georgia 182 

Charles 182 

Dale 182 

DO RAN— 
Amanda T 146 

DUNOWAY— 
Harriet ^23 

DUELL— 

Joshua 34 

Martha R 43 

Edna 43 



Lydia B 34 

Keziah 34 

Phebe 34 

John 34 

Sarah 34 

Elizabeth 34 

Elton 34 

Emily jg 

George 4* 

Wilbcrt H 43 

Mary C 43 

Lizzie L 43 

DUDLEY— 

John 15 

Rachel 13 

Esther 145 

Ethel 17 

Mary 146 

Charles H 30 

C. Harry 3a 

Lida B 33 

Mabel S 30-150 

Mary B 33 

Ruth T 33 

DUDLEY— 

William F. . , 61 

Blanch V 61 

Wrethal 1 61 

WiHiam in 

Isaac 146 

Mary 146 

•David 148 

Isaac Jr 148 

Aaron : 148 

Nathan 148 

Abigail 148 

Edward 148 

Lydia 148 

Martha A 148 

Mary B 148 

Enoch R 148 

Joseph A 148 

Sarah L i49 

Howard 149 

Lydia R 149 

Mary E i49 

Percy H i49 

Warren E 149 

Mable S 150 

Joseph A 

Enoch R 

Mary B 

Reuben 

John B 219 

DUDLEY— 



INDEX 



Sarah Emma 219 

William R 219 

Avalinda 219 

Laura B 219 

Mary W 219 

Susannah 223 

Esther 145 

DOBBINS-^ 
Rena 243 

DOUTHY— 

Esther 63 

DICK— 

Harvey H 51 

Guy E 51 

Inez May 51 

Hazel M 51 

J. M 51 

DRI.AMATER— 

Noah 

EATON— 

Jesse 48 

Mary R 

Hannah 

Jesse 

Wesley 172 

Noah 172 

EASTMAN— 

Frank 169 

Frederick 169 

Floyd 169 

Flora 169 

EDMINSTON— 

Mary 59 

EDWARDS— 

Elizabeth 31 

Aaron 37 

Anna E 

Samuel M 37 

Henry 37 

W^lIter 37 

liannah M 37 

Anna E 37 

Mary 

Cclia 192 

ELDRIDGE— 

William 237 

Merl 237 

Rstel 237 

Ethel 234 

ELLIOT— 

Albert 167 

Nellie F 167 

EVERLY— 

Lillie 173 

ELLIS— 

WaUer 242 

Waller. Jr 242 



Bessie 242 

Percy 242 

Grace 242 

Sarah 16 

Robert 172 

ELY— 

Asher 118 

Catherine 133 

Mary C 

John 225 

Eleanor 132 

Ida 132 

Esther 132 

Martha T32 

Bertha 132 

Edith 132 

Charity 227 

Harrison W 227 

Phebe A 205-227 

Mary C 123-227 

Catherine E 123-227 

John Jr 125-227 

Asher M 227 

Rhoda A 227 

Winfield S 227 

Stanton M 227 

Nelson 228 

ELY— 

Elliott C 227 

Elsie M 22S 

John Elbert 228 

Lucy L 125-228 

Verna C 125-228 

Glenn M 125-228 

Mabel S 228 

Charles E 228 

Alta M 228 

Florence B 228 

Nellie M 228 

Estell R 228 

Elva 22Q 

Howard 229 

Rhoda Fern 229 

Dwight M 229 

Velma L. 229 

Rose Urban 229 

Sherman 139 

Bertha 168 

Phcbe 205 

Asher 132 

Mary Ann 132 

George A 132 

Susan S 132 

Joseph T 132 

Ella 132 

Gladys 229 

EVES- 



Rebecca 25 

EWING— 
Mary D 44 

EMMONS— 

Laura 240 

Mary 172 

Albert 173 

Sampson 173 

ENGLISH— 

Raymond 106 

Dora 106 

Jessie 106 

Jennie 239 

Anna 242 

G. F.. M. D 106 

ENOS— 

Casper 99 

Edgar 99 

William 99 

Rufus 99 

Harry 99 

Edna 99 

Louis M 

Oma 

Norman 

Ethel 99 

ENDERS— 

Phillip 67 

Ona 67 

Fronie 67 

Paul 67 

Cora 67 

Lila 67 

Ida Bell 67 

Phillip Jr 67 

ENGLE— 

Joseph 20 

Rachel 20 

Robert 

Joseph 20 

John 20 

Obadiah 20 

Aaron 20 

Susanna 144 

Phebe 144 

Asa ., 25 

Ann 25 

Rachel 144 

Ann Edith 48 

Aaron 25 

Asa • 42 

Elizabeth 26 

Asa 42 

James G 42 

Job 48 

Joseph 144 

ENGLE- 



INDEX 



John 215 

Obadiah I44 

Aaron I44 

Susanna 20 

Phebc 20 

Asa 144 

Ann 144 

Joseph 12 

Rachel 145 

Ann 144 

Job C 144 

Arthur I44 

Aaron ^44 

Elizabeth I44 

Mary M4 

Rachel 144 

Samuel C M4 

Sarah Ann I44 

Nathan ^44 

Elizabeth C T44 

Charles H 144 

Aaron \V ^44 

Deborah M5 

Paul 145 

Elizabeth I45 

Esther 145 

Mary Ann U5 

Mary H 

ENGLE— 

Thomas 

Joseph M4 

Amas^a 

John M4 

Sanuicl 

Charles 145 

Allen J4t 

Rachel US 

Sarah P. -' •) 

Elizabeth 215 

John 2ro 

Mary A 2\(^ 

ESCHER— 

William in^ 

Luella 10.^ 

llattie 10.^ 

Lawrence 103 

Arthur 103 

Celestia 103 

Pearl 103 

EVANS— 

Jacob '• . • • 17 

Thomas 17 

Thomas I5 

Jacob 25 

Rachel 33 

John 1 64 

John 49 



EVANS— 

John H 64 

Jacob 145 

Sarah B ..151 

Sarah B 149 

William 224 

FIELDMIRE— 
Kate i6q 

FARQUAR— 

Frank 235 

Jennie 235 

FARR— 
Anneta 190 

FARREN— 

P. N 37 

FAUNCE— 
Laura M 34 

FOWLER— 
Arthur 

FAIRFIELD— 

Hannah 49 

FOWT.ER— 
Ruth 180 

FAVOR— 

Fred 180 

Ciustavius 180 

Eliza 180 

Fred. Jr 180 

Adie 180 

FA\'OR— 

Lillian 180 

FARMAN— 

Louis'i C 144 

FEATHERS-- 

Jnseph 239 

Dora 239 

Emanuel 239 

John 239 

Amanda 239 

Lavina 239 

Joseph. Jr .239 

FERRIER— 

Daniel 64 

Clarence 64 

Arthur 64 

Haitie 64 

Wav 64 

FETZER— 

Rev. Amos 137 

Raymond 138 

Ruth 139 

FISHEL— 

Henry h 88 

Lftrain 90 

Grace 90 

Christiana 90 

Kale 90 



FISHER— 

George 68 

Carmine 142 

FINK— 

John 168 

George 168 

Rav 168 

FINKINBURDEN— 

Joseph 62 

John H 62 

Rachel E 62 

Nellie E 62 

Alice D 62 

FIDLER— 

Mary 137 

FLITCRAFT— 

Isaac 37 

Ann 39- 47 

Lydia 39 

FOX— 

Maggie 

Delila 58 

Samuel 22 

Hiram 58 

Samuel C 201 

Mary A. E 201 

Thomas C 201 

Chalkley 204 

Lida 204 

FORD— 

Caroline 8S 

Susan V 53 

FOGG— 

Robert M 45 

John B 45 

David T 45 

FOUGHTY— 

Mary 22-186 

Nancy 22 

Nancy 

FORD— 

Caroline 88 

John 147 

FOCHT— 
Sarah 

FORNEY— 

Charles W icg 

Wilma no 

Melissa no 

Louise no 

FORGER— 
Albert H m 

FESLER— 

Carrie i/J 

FAUSEV- 
Addie ...170 

FOELL— 



INDEX 



Theodore 149 

Theodore, Jr 149 

FOELL— 

Emma L 149 

FROST— 

Samuel 103 

FRENCH— 

John 214 

Jemima 32 

William H 36 

William IT 35 

Caroline 7^6 

George A 36 

John Eli 36 

Charles S 3^ 

Ella May 36 

FULTON— 

Maud ^-o 

FULLER— 

Libbie 169 

FRL'VR- 

John 5.0 

FRYAR— 

Charles G t>i 

Clement S 61 

Harry <ii 

Rowcna ^>' 

Dnrtha M C * 

GARDIXER- 

Thomas ?C) 

GODDARD— 

Maud 8c> 

GORMAN— 

Henry 56 

Minni'i s6 

Merl 50 

Matlie 5'- 

GOLDEN— 

Martha 5»^ 

GARD— 

Solomon T 63 

Mary E v'3 

John \Vm f>3 

Rinta Ann ')3 

Lsaac H 63 

Charles L' 63 

Frnncis C — . ^3 

GORHARA— 

Jane i^«^ 

GANTZ— 

A. E .V 

Harry E 5^ 

Marjjarel E 5- 

Arthur E 5^ 

Helen D .M 

Howard S 5' 

GASSIX— 

T - ph E -'43 



Dorothy .243 

Robert 243 

GALBRAITH— 

Nellie 2^6 

GARISON— 

Charles 140 

Hubert E 140 

GATES— 

Flora 

GARWOOD— 

Rachel 49 

John 49 

David 40 

Eli 50-52 

Albert C ^. 52 

Luella 52 

Everitt 52 

John 52 

Borden S^ 

Minnie 52 

Rose 52 

Jessie 53 

Grace 53 

Charles 5> 

John W 146 

Alice 171 

GAMBER— 

Albert 141 

Florence 141 

GAMBLE— 

Florence 164 

Nelson 183 

Herman 183 

Kenneth 183 

Louis 183 

(lARFIELD— 

Emma 194 

GALBREATH— 

Mary K 186 

GARDNER— 

Arthur 

Paul 

GARRINGER— 

Stephen 60 

Laura M 60 

Lizzie J 60 

John W 60 

Kittie C 60 

Frank E 60 

Atrella 60 

Carrie 60 

Harley D 60 

Roy Amos 60 

Clara Dell 60 

Eva Loie 60 

Le- E 60 

GASKILL— 
lU'ni-ti "n ir-r. 



Celesta J 176 

Lewis Ezra 176 

Israel F 176 

William E 176 

Annie Bell 176 

Eva May 176 

Maggie L 176 

William V 176 

Josiah 218 

GRAVES- 

Ellen 133 

GAUNT— 

Fillmore ^y 

Joseph 12 

Annie E 42 

Aaron 155 

Edwin A 155 

John p 155 

Caroline 155 

Dillwin 37 

GEYER— 

Nicholas i . . .49- 50 

John 50 

Catharine 50 

Lena 50 

Ellen 50 

Abbie 50 

Sarah 50 

Lydia 51 

Sylvester 51 

William 51 

GEESEY— 

Yaloris 121 

Marcus 121 

Chester 121 

George 121 

Howard i2t 

GERRING— 

Dora 140 

GIREN— 

Charles 

GIFHLS— 

Maria L 157 

Rebecca N 156 

Isaac 185 

Oliver, M. D 185 

Sidney 185 

Frnak 185 

Joise 185 

Harold 185 

Rex 185 

Wapaconeta 185 

V'iola 185 

(;iSE— 

Thomas D 94 

Mable 94 

Susan V 94 

Rnbcrt 94 



INDEX 



Albert B 94 

Anna M 94 

Bertha 94 

Lilian E 94 

Nira 94 

Herbert E 94 

GILESPIE— 

Melinda ^ 

Thomas T 84 

liiattic Bell 85 

GRISCOM- 

James 44 

William B 44 

Robert 44 

William B., Jr 44 

Benjamin C ^5^ 

Charles L ^58 

Pemberton B 158 

Charles H ^^ 

Herbert ^58 

William IS© 

Edwin A ^58 

Verna A 158 

GILL- 

Hannah 39 

Hannah T 44 

GILFORD— 
Clara 236 

GIFFORD— 
William ^5 

GRICE— 

William H 239 

William E 239 

Elizabeth V 239 

GRIFFIS— 
Esther I7i 

GROFF— 

Lizzie S3 

GRAFF- 

Lizzie 

GRUFF— 

Florence 40 

Mildred 40 

Joseph H 40 

GLEASON— 

Morrison 238 

William ^35 

GLOVER— 

William ^5 

William ^52 

GROVES— 

William lo^ 

Leslie O ^^^ 

Lestetr S lO^ 

GETTINGS— 
Elizabeth 64-65 

GOODMAN— 



William 239 

Anna 239 

Charles 240 

GOODEN— 

James 205 

John 205 

Harriett 205 

GRIFFIN— 
John 189 

GURIN— 

Lina 92 

Tessa E 92 

GRIER— 
Thomas 107 

GRUBAUGH— 

Lester F i/Q 

Clyde A i79 

Charles H 

GREEN— 
Jane Edith 161 

GARDINER— 

James W 86 

Walter. M. D 158 

Mary C 86 

Tacy 86 

Archibald 86 

Josephine 69 

Emery C 86 

Margaret 86 

Joseph 86 

Phebe 86 

Alma 86 

Rhoda 86 

Marrell 86 

Walter, Jr 158 

Joseph 43 

Elizabeth R 43 

Willberd 43 

Hazel 43 

GARWOOD— 

Laura ^47 

Walter M7 

Benjamin ^47 

Howard '47 

Elizabeth 147 

Clarence ^47 

Carrie '47 

HAAS— 

Levi 178 

Dasie A '78 

Luella E 178 

Landes L 178 

Martha A 178 

Cora 178 

Charles S 178 

Owen E >78 

Allen r i7.'> 



Benjamin B 178 

Sabina M 178 

Minnie E. 178 

Evie J 178 

HACKLEY— 

Nettie g8 

Sarah no 

Leah no 

HAITE- 
Louisa 65 

HALL— 

Clarence 86 

Delbert i73 

Velra i73 

Edna i73 

William 206 

HALLEIT— 
Mary 235 

HALLEY— 
148 

HARRIS— 
Sarah 57 

HAMMER— 

Eli 17^ 

Charles 172 

Russel 172 

HARTLY- 

Milton 8<J 

Maurice O'* 

William C 9^ 

HARLAN— 

George 138 

Frank 138 

Sarah 138 

Olive 138 

George. Jr 138 

HATCH ER- 
Zachariah T 88 

HAY— 
Sarah ^) 

HAMILTON— 

Alfred ico 

Ella »77 

HARLEY— 

A. G 133 

Samuel ^3^ 

Hester i34 

Levi 13,1 

Eunice i^ 

Anna B i33 

Samuel J ^SS 

Edith A i3i 

Eva L 133 

Pearl i33 

A. B 134 

Jennie R i34 

A. G *.V5 



INDEX 



David C 134 

HAMPTON— 

Jacob 20 

Rhoda A 22 

HARWOOD— 
Charles 1 195 

HALDERMAN— 

O. G 191 

Lester 191 

Roy 191 

HARRISON— 

Roger N 188 

LoU M 188 

HANIBAL— 

Edna 184 

HARVEY— 
Amos 216 

HAGERMAN— 
Sarah 169 

HARKNESS- 

Samuel 219 

Sarah E 219 

Edward D 219 

Alice M 219 

HARNESS— 

Lawrence 55 

Nina 55 

Hellen 55 

Henry 55 

William 55 

Lorcna 55 

Eclgar 55 

HAWKINS— 

Miranda 69 

Lemuel 69 

J. A 69 

James W 69 

Mary M 69 

A. J 69 

HAZELTON— 

Martha 45 

HANCOCK— 

Mary A 150 

Susan , 219 

HAZEN— 

Elizabeth 21 

HAMLIN— 

Mary 21-163 

HEATON— 

Thomas 120 

Elwood 121 

Laura 121 

Wilmcr 121 

Mary Ellen 121 

May 121 

Charles 121 



HEACOCK— 

Jane 21 

Emma 159 

Jane 

Edwin 159 

HEADLER— 

John 87 

Theria 87 

Hallie 87 

Dick 87 

Abbie 87 

Lettie 87 

Therman 87 

HEAL— 
Martha 158 

II EI ST— 
Cora 124 

HESTEF - 
Elizabeth 68 

HEATOR— 
Eve 67 

HEDGE— 
Deborah 12 

HENDERSON— 
Elizabeth 86 

HEATER— 

Eli A 65 

Elizabefh B 65 

Sarah Jane 65 

HAINES— 

John 12 

Hannah 13 

Rebecca 12 

Lydia 13 

Joseph 15 

Keturah 15-152 

John 15 

Elizabeth 15 

Jonathan 15- 17 

Isaac 15-144 

Mary 15 

Caleb 15 

Esther 15 

Hannah 16-217 

Josiah 16 

Joshua 16 

Rebecca 16 

Abigail 16 

Phebc 16 

Solomon 17 

Jonathan 17-217 

Job 17 

Mary 17 

Nathan 17 

William 17 

Amos 17 



Nathan, Jr 17 

Mary 17 

John 17 

Sarah 17 

Charles 17 

Nathan 17 

Stacy 20-144 

Hannah 146 

Abel 144 

Ann 146 

Engle 26 

Sarah 26- 27 

Elizabeth G 40 

Susan R 41 

Rebecca 

Solomon 17 

Esaias 

Emory I37 

Jennie 137 

Wilbur 137 

Stacy 144 

Albina 144 

Isaac 144-215 

Barclay I44 

Joseph 144 

Charles MS 

David .145 

Ann 14^ 

Clara M M9 

Keturah 152 

Henrietta 152 

Jacob 2i5-2i<'> 

Isaac 144 

Clayton N -:6 

Elizabeth 144 

Caleb 217 

Mary ^22-153 

Mary 224 

Clara M'. I49 

HAYNES— 

Vernice 54 

Earl 54 

Mary E 54 

H EW LINGS— 
Isaac 145 

HEAD— 

William A * 82 

Ernest C 82 

Amy 82 

James 81 

Margaret 1 81 

Martha M 81 

Mary Ann 81 

James W «i 

Keturah 81 

Wilson S 82 



INDEX 



Sar.iJi (J 82 

Levi D . . 82 

Pamly A ^82 

Ma.-y C S? 

Stopiw.i R s > 

HIBUAKD— 

Cora 130 

Ali'-c -? 

HOEV-- 

Isaac 206 

Ella 20(S 

Waiter i-y, 

Emiua 2c/» 

Ada 206 

HERITAGE— 

Charles 41 

Walter 41 

Albert 41 

Clara ; 41 

John C 41 

Richard B 41 

Esther L 41 

Mary 41 

Howard J 41 

Charles T 41 

Clifford B 41 

Raymond E 41 

Clara B 41 

Emma 41 

Alice R 41 

Warren A 41 

Edith M 41 

Ann T 41 

Albert M 41 

Clarence 41 

Martha 41 

Elwood 41 

Walter 41 

Louisa May 41 

HENDERSON— 

Theodore 193 

Joseph 

Ralph 

Herbert 

HIDER— 

Ruey H 229 

Amy 205 

hendrickSon— 

George C 30 

Isaac W 207 

HERRON— 

William 87 

Samuel 87 

Bennett 87 



Joseph 87 

Delila 87 

Maggie 87 

Amelia 87 

Martha 87 

Columbus 87 

Eugene 87 

Emma 87 

James 87 

WilHam 87 

Mary C 96 

HILL- 

Maggie 141 

HICKER— 

William 141 

Zella 141 

Clara 141 

Anna 141 

Lee 141 

Nina 141 

HITTLE— 

George 137 

Lois 137 

HOUGHTON— 
Carrie 167 

HOLLOWAY— 
Isaac 17 

HENRY— 

John 100 

Gertrude 100 

Wilda 100 

Earl 100 

Mary 100 

Fred 100 

John 100 

HOLTON— 
John 103 

HINNEY— 

Carl 57 

Ray 57 

Fay 57 

HILLARD— 

George S 85 

William 85 

Lois 85 

HORNER— 

Isaac 31 

Charles K 40 

Anna B 40 

Mary B 40 

HORNER— 

Asa M 38 

Henry 38 

George 38 



Alice S ifi 

Jesse A 38 

Eula R 3g 

Lillian 159 

HAMP— 
Violene 165 

HOLLINGSHEAD— 

Margaret A 150 

Rebecca '. 156 

HTLLHOUSE— 
Mary 

HALLMAN— 

John 235 

Elwood 235 

George 235 

HOLMER— 
Hannah 

HORN- 
Nettie 235 

HOOPS— 
Sarah 239 

HENDRICKS— 

Ida M 242 

HORNE- 

Elizabeth 50 

HOCHSTETLFR— 

Christ 236 

Floyd E 236 

Glen ". . 236 

HOUSTON— 
Robert 194 

HILBURN— 
Rose 201 

HOOPENGARNER— 

Henry 133 

G. B 133 

HOSTETLER— 
William 103 

HOLTZBERG— 
Mary 142 

HOBBS- 

James 188 

Charles 188 

HILYARD— 
Margaret B 155 

HUNTSINGER— 
Rhoda -.201 

HUSHFR- 
Harry 103 

HUFFMAN— 

Wesley 124 

Adclbert 57 

Jane 56 

William 56 



INDEX 



Marl 56 

Ardenia 56 

HUYCK— 

Charles 178 

Pearl 178 

Clair 178 

Cora ,178 

HUFFER— 
Jennie 173 

HUNTER— 

Thomas 47 

Hannah 33 

J. Franklin 47 

Louisa B 47 

Levi M 47 

HUSS— 

Christopher 66 

William 66 

Enzly 66 

Daisy E 92 

HISONG- 

69 

HUTCHINSON— 

George 142 

Mary 142 

Arthur 142 

Samuel 142 

Arwilda 142 

George, Jr 142 

John 78 

Olive E 78 

Dclbert 78 

Lewis C 78 

Marion 78 

Carrie 78 

Florence 78 

Sarah C 78 

Wilber J 78 

Francis S 78 

HUSTON— 

Rachel S 155 

HUBBARD— 

Alexander 22-180 

Mary 180 

Leonidas 180 

Euclid 180 

Sarah 180 

John 180 

Byron 180 

Jtilissa 180 

Eliza 180 

William 182 

Mary 182 

Delia 182 



Leonidas, Jr 182 

Daisy i8.» 

Jesse 182 

Nina 182 

Wanetta 182 

John ...183 

Byron 183 

Clara 183 

Charles, M. D 183 

Julissa 183 

Ella ...183 

Anna 183 

Ella 183 

Edward 183 

Lena 183 

Mildred 183 

Melvin. M. D 184 

Lillie 184 

Glenn 184 

Nina 184 

Laton 184 

Elton 184 

Willard 184 

Mary 184 

Frank 184 

Charles 184 

Walter 184 

Ida 184 

Eva 184 

Pearl 184 

Cleatus 184 

HURFORD— 

HU NT- 
Elizabeth 20 

Ralph 20 

Esaias 20 

Deborah 201 

Elizabeth 201 

Rhoda 22 

Ralph 201 

Samuel P 201 

Edward 201 

Joseph B 201 

James 109 

Mary Ellen 146 

Ralph 201 

Deborah 22 

Esaias 22 

Elizabeth G 44 

Samuel P 23 

Joseph B 2,^ 

Ralph 22 

Edward 23 

Rhoda A 201 



Esaias 201-241 

Rhoda 22 

Ralph M 241 

Mary Ellen 241 

Abraham J 241 

Rhoda A 241 

HUNT— 

Susan B 241 

Esaias, Jr 241 

Georgiana 242 

Josephine 242 

Seymore 242 

Beulah S 242 

Albcretta R 242 

Ruth Anna 242 

Ida 242 

Samuel P 242 

Lewis 242 

Hellen May 242 

Samuel P 242 

Ruth Anna 242 

Samuel Izard 242 

Warner 242 

Agnes 243 

Alice 243 

Amelia 243 

Clarence 244 

INGRAHAM— 

Norman 227 

Harry H 228 

INGLING— 
Amy C 22 

IRETON— 

Nelson 242 

Nelson, Jr 242 

Paul 242 

IRONS— 

Raymond 60 

IREDELL— 
Clinton 44 

IRVING— 
Ava E 140 

IRWIN— 
Minnie M 128 

IVES— 

Newton 168 

Cora 168 

IRVINE— 

Edna 54 

JACKSON— 

Andrew W 108 

Lona 108 

Leota 108 

Pauline 108 



INDEX 



Arthur io8 

Rebecca S 149 

JACOBS— 

Dora 201 

JACOBY— 

Melvina 138 

JAGGANA— 
Joseph 198 

JAN IS— 

Phebe 52 

JENNINGS— 

Martha 37 

JOYCE— 

Mary 144 

JENKINS— 
Jesse 55 

JESSUP— 

Esther 13 

Sarah 17 

William 17 

JEFFRIES— 

Ella A 171 

Margaret 172 

Alice 172 

JOHNSTON— 

Sarah 81 

Mary 22 

JOHNSON— 

Minerva 161 

Catherine 216 

Mary 

• Luther, M. D 161 

Charles M 163 

Willa W 163 

Arthur Lee 163 

May 164 

Anna i77 

Mary 192 

Mary 

JONES— 

Cynthia E Zl 

Daisy 54 

Matilda 63 

Anna L 8q 

John W 95 

William E 95 

' Lorena E 95 

Lelia M 95 

Mary B 150 

William C. ,A 155 

KAY— 

Parker 184 

Louis 184 

• Ruth 184 



Ivan 184 

Briggs 220 

KAIN— 

Levi L J24 

Judson 147 

KAIL— 

Rozella M 92 

KEMBLE— 

Anna 215 

KENNETH— 

Charles 

KEEN— 

Janett 184 

K EVERT— 

Lou 8q 

KELSO— 

Josephine 85 

KESTER— 

Jessie 87 

KENEDY— 

Charles B 

KENNEDY— 

Cora B 128 

KESSLER— 

58 

KIME— 
Melvina 78 

KENNON— 

Isaac, M. D 82 

John H 96 

Mattie 96 

Katy 96 

ROSIER- 
David 138 

KIRCHER— 

Martha B 

KILLE— 

Wilmer B 38 

Horace F 38 

Helen H 38 

Anna G 38 

Joseph B 146 

KIRBY— 

Frank 40 

Mary 40 

Charles : 40 

Sarah S 44 

Anna P 42 

James J 202 

KIGER— 

Elmer E 39 

Edith B 40 

Mary 48 

Jennet 235 



KOPP— 
Mary M 3^ 

KINSLEY— 
John 182 

KNOTH— 
Charles 147 

KINSER— 

Daniel 64 

Andrew 64 

Charles 64 

Stella 64 

Cora 66 

Jather 66 

Bertha 66 

Myrtle 66 

KIMBALL— 

William L 2Q 

Sylvia K 29 

KELLEY— 

Charles 147 

Martha H 154 

Lilla 162 

KING— 

Emma 60 

KUTZ— 
Samuel 97 

KLINE— 

Harry 

Loyd 66 

George 66 

Florence 66 

Ralph 66 

Golden 66 

Ada 66 

Ruth 66 

Chester 66 

Ernest 66 

Merril 66 

Gould 66 

KIRKBRIDE— 

Anna W 150 

George W 153 

Jean 154 

KELLER— 
Gilbert 22-) 

KLINGENSMITH— 

David 191 

Earl ioi 

Mark 191 

KINNEY— 

Charles E 177 

Levi B r79 

Garrold R 170 

KUECHELE— 



INDEX 



Elizabeth 156 

KEIFFER— 

Ray xCyg 

Ellis J i().) 

Everett i(jo 

Iretta 170 

Ivan 170 

Frank 170 

LACONEY— 

George 160 

i.Sf> 

LAUBER— 

D. B :o6 

Percy 106 

Kenneth 106 

Maurice 106 

Ernest lo'j 

LE GAULT— 
Marie 220 

LANNING— 

Jacob M 161 

Leroy L ](rj 

Jay R. M. D 102 

Jacob M. Jr 162 

LASH LEY— 

LOVELAND— 

Blanch 

I^eora 

LOVELL— 
George S ^6 

LAIZEAUR— 
Samuel Wm 2?^ 

LEE— 

Mary 2i3 

Mary A i.'.^ 

Minnie i6d 

Hiram 184 

Laura IQ.2 

LEWIS— 

Beatrice M 80 

Winfield 8g 

Lucind go 

Millard F go 

Letitia E 91 

Jesse P 89- gi 

Elizabeth 162 

William 8q 

Emma lona Sq 

Jesse P S() 

Clarence yj 

Cora A s-- 

Fordie L. • 52 

Loyd A «;2 

Wesley 89 

Joseph Sg 

- Ellen So 



LEONARD— 

Newton •^•; 

Ella S 125 

William G u; 

Newton 

LOVE— 
Thomas 2CO 

LOONER— 
Sarah J 

LIKES - 

Sarali A 84 

John log 

Benjamin F no 

Frederick 1 10 

Estella 1 10 

Mary E in 

LEPAGE— 

J. B iv^ 

Burt W 134 

Isabclle . . « u 

LEIST— 

Minnie 134 

Allie 134 

Lucy 139 

LIBY— 
Mary 135 

LEIBY— 

William 166 

Hazel 166 

Grace 166 

Effie 166 

Emery 166 

LIGHT— 

Wiggins 1 177 

Raphael O i77 

Earl T I77 

Mazie E 177 

LIPPY— 
Tilla 140 

LUNABARGER— 

Jacob 137 

Stella 137 

LOWE— 

Rachel 88 

Godalphin S 88 

Raymond 88 

Matilda C 95 

Alice May 89 

LINDSEY— 

James gg 

Bernice 99 

Clara 99 

Harry 99 

Hellen gg 

LUXON— 
Effie 200 



LOSEY— 

Aaron 128 

Howard 128 

Carl 128 

LODGE- 

John 50 

Bart 50 

LORD— 

Elizabeth 12 

Abigail '. . 12 

LEEDS— 
Caroline H 151 

LUKENS— 

Bertha N 152 

Elwood 149 

Lillie I I4Q 

Martha 26 

Josephine 152 

Harry S 15^ 

LINKHART— 

Barney 59 

Zadia 1 59 

Mattie May 59 

Charles 59 

Elmer N 59 

Elva Bell 59 

Joanna 59 

Lydia L 59 

John B 59 

Rebecca F 59 

Thomas W^m 59 

George Lyon 

Madge 

LYONS— 

Nathaniel 13S 

Lottie 135 

Dilla 140 

Charity 140 

Arabell 140 

Myra 140 

Lottie 140 

Grover 140 

LIPPINCOTT— 

Elizabeth 15.^ 

Joseph 13 

Mary 13- 26 

Thomas IS 

Ella H 28 

J. Hansell 30 

Charles D 30 

Richard Wm 30 

Thomas 31 

Elmina K 33 

Elizabeth 37- ^ 

Thomas 38 

Tuliannn 38 



INDKX 



Pennington 38 

Barclay [^ 

Elwood B .^8 

Carlton 38 

Elizabeth .^i 

Henry 44 

Henry R 44 

Grace 44 

Lawrence 44 

Sarah B 144 

Carlton P 146 

Elmina 146 

Thomas 146 

Mary 146 

Abigail 146 

Lydia 146 

Abraham 146 

Elizabeth 32 

Julia A 156 

Sarah M 157 

Sarah 216 

McWILLIAMS— 

Frank E 6q 

MAY— 
Alice 

MARSHALL— 

Maria E 85 

MARSH— 

Moses 107 

Ann 88 

Joseph 87 

Rachel 87-107 

Ann 87 

Samuel 87 

Keziah 87 

Phebe 87 

William 87 

Elizabeth 108 

Martha 87 

Mary 87 

Joseph 87 

Daniel 87 

Susan 108 

James 87 

Phebe 108 

Lillian 88 

John W 108 

Joseph H 88 

Pearl 88 

Carl Qi 

Samuel 88 

MOORE— 

Luther loi 

Emma loi 



Icy loi 

Maud loi 

Otha loi 

Anna 

David C 

Moses 

MATHEWSOX— 

Clifford 52 

Hernicc 52 

Earl S2 

MANGUS— 

Marion 50 

Melissa A 51 

Samuel F 51 

Martha P 51 

Asa M 51 

Grace si 

Winnie E 52 

Gertrude 52 

Simon 51 

Helen E 52 

Everett E 52 

Gladys E 52 

Ivan L 52 

Marion 53 

Lydia 53 

Suasn 60 

Levi 60 

Alonzo 121 

Paul R 121 

Arthur B 121 

Jessie L 121 

Gerald A 122 

MATHER— 
Joseph W IQO 

M AT HEW— 

Florin 178 

Evie 178 

Cressie M 179 

MANN— 

Zoe 141 

William 141 

Loyd 141 

Lydia 141 

Susannah 141 

Mendrel 141 

Howard 141 

Mildred 141 

Lucilc 141 

Marjoric 141 

MASTEES— 

Rachel 97 

John R 141 

Candace 134 



Orvill 141 

McDANIELS— 

Ruth 168 

Lair 168 

Velma 168 

Ray 168 

Ernest 168 

Myrtie 168 

Millie 168 

Anna 168 

MATLACK— 

Mary 

Joseph 

Samuel G ,-^2 

Stacy 32 

Albert :^2 

James W 201 

Deborah E 201 

Samuel E 201 

Thomas A 201 

MATTERN— 

Frank 132 

Wilbur 132 

Sulu 132 

Asher i^ 

Mildred 132 

Ruth 132 

Charles 134 

Myrtle 134 

MARLOW— 

Harry 98 

John q8 

Edith 08 

Nevada 100 

Minnie 100 

Luella 100 

Tola 100 

Leroy 100 

Mary 

Berlena loi 

Robert loi 

Eva loi 

Joseph H 

Rheol 

Phebe 13.^ 

MARTIN— 

Lizzie 98- 90 

Squire 60 

Mabel 

MAXWELL— 

Mary A 107-222 

MANAVEL— 

Emma 121 

METZGER— 



INDEX 



Hannah 

AhntT IQO 

John W iQO 

Mary E 190 

Hannah E 186-IQO 

Joseph B IQO 

l^aura K igo 

Rose H. . . '. , IQO 

Susan I IQO 

Minnie I IQO 

Lewis P IQO 

Madge iqo 

• Pearl iqo 

Grace iqo 

Clarence iqo 

Rowland S IQI 

MERRYMAN— 

Ethel A 8.1 

METCALF— 

John 78 

Pearl 78 

MERCER— 

Loyd 9Q 

Lois QQ 

Oma QQ 

Norman gg 

MEGARGEE— 

James 146 

George E 147 

Anna Mary 147 

Henrietta 147 

Elizabeth B 147 

Elwood R 147 

J. Harrison 147 

William 147 

Ella B 147 

Hellen 147 

Sarah 147 

MEREDITH— 

Anna iq2 

Lois 171 

McAllister— 

Amelia 24^ 

McELROY— 

Dora M 22Q 

McDonald-^ 

Edw^ard 52 

McCUTCHSON— 

Estella no 

Melissa ' no 

Franklin no 

John no 

McFAUL— 

Esther 12.1 

Margaret 194 



McFADDEN— 

Anna 107 

McKINNEY— 

Rebecca 56 

McMURRAY— 

Susan 10^ 

McDowell— 

Christopher lOQ 

MUMMA— 

Joseph M Q2 

Almyra 83 

Martha J 93 

Frederick K q.^ 

Clyde F 93 

Martha E 93 

Velma 9^ 

McMILLIN— 
Clara 192 

McCAVE— 

Hiram D 

W. H IQO 

Herman D iqi 

Myra E 191 

Lee V iqi 

Mark L iqi 

Herbert B igi 

Martha W iqi 

Ruth B. ..; TQi 

McMAKIN— 
Elizabeth M 177 

McDANIELS— 

David 168 

Upton 168 

MATHEWS— 
Sarah 2^8 

McDonald— 

Ethel S2 

McDANIELS— 

Lena 168 

Josiah 168 

Myrtie 168 

Elwood 168 

McCASKEY— 

Allen 170 

Frederick 170 

Harry 170 

Glee 170 

Jay 170 

George 170 

Kenneth 170 

Edith 170 

McHINNEY— 
Samuel 20.^ 

MILLS— 
William C 57 



Silas 78 

Alfred 

Charles 230 

Emmit C 230 

Ernest J 230 

MICHNER— 

Andy 54 

Mary 54 

Wilfred 55 

Kathrine 55 

Edna 55 

Josephine 55 

MILICE— 
Alice 161 

MILLER— 

Hyman 29 

Elizabeth 2q 

Mildred T 29 

Mary 31 

Fannie M 36 

Mary 53 

Mary 48 

Carl 56 

Howard 56 

Rebecca J 82 

iiQ 

Edna 13Q 

Emmit 13Q 

Manse 13Q 

Emma 

Henry 22Q 

Hannah 235 

Edgar 206 

Eleanor 206 

Susan 206 

Josephine 206 

MILLBERN— 

Austin 172 

Rosella 172 

Minerva 172 

Allen 172 

Tilden 172 

Melvina 172 

Lizzie 172 

Lurie 172 

Blanch 172 

Harlan 173 

Lola 173 

Opal 173 

Fesler 173 

Gretchen 173 

Huffer 173 

Vern 173 

Marie 173 

Merl 173 



INDEX 



MIDDLETOX— 

Bell 54 

S. Eliza 242 

Newton ^4 

Pearl -,4 

MORRISON— 
Albion ij8 

McGLOUGHLIN— 
Sarah 12 ^ 

MOON— 

John W Ill 

Frank 1 1 1 

Nellie in 

Mable in 

Bessie in 

Columbns B in 

Earl in 

Pearl in 

Riley 109 

Ruth 

MOREY— 

Walter 237 

Floyd A 237 

Esta L 2,^7 

Kenneth E 237 

June A 237 

Krith M 237 

Edward G J37 

Marsine 2>7 

Lena May 2^7 

Samuel so 

, Ruth 156 

MORROW— 

Martha J S6 

MARTON— 

. Susan S-; 

Walter Morton \\2 

MOWBERRY— 

Minnie 8^ 

MONROE— 

Estella S4 

MOMEYER— 
Anna ^x) 

MOTTS— 

Mattson ' :) 

MORRIS— 

Betsy A 5/S 

Tliomas 8/ 

Almeda gi 

Norval gi 

MOORE— 

Joseph lO 21; 

Mary ui 

Elizabeth 16 

Patience ro 



Uri.i'i 1(1 

Jam ( 

Cyrils fO 

Joha M) 

E-.i.MJi j.i 

Sa ni'cl -2 

Samuel 37 

El':.:i»et»l X7 

Kc»i:ruli ?" 

Ra.l.'.l Q 

Asa hI 

Allen - 

Ab':-ill 7 

Thomas y; 

Samuel .^7 

Atlantic 37 

Hannah 37 

Charles F /,.) 

Aii«c .>g 

Kvlwin B .') 

r'larles T V) 

! sie D ^ 

Caroline 

^{j»ry V 

Alary _•.••- 

Sandy W . ... «'<4 

i'Jizabeth 84-.:i ; 

Murray •' i 

Hart 10^ 

Abel 144 

Enoch iijS 

Joseph B r jS 

Elizabeth 2f.)-22i 

Cyrus Jii-jiT. 

Joseph ...21^ 

Abel 21; 

Patience 21; 

Charles 215 

Rebecca 21 "^ 

Eliza 21 ^ 

Emma loi 

Cyrus. Jr 215 

Uriah 216 

Mary 216 

Martha 216 

Mary ..221 

John 216 

Cyrus Jr 216 

Jarvis 216 

Abigail 216 

Mary .216 

Joseph 216 

Abel 216 

Mary 216 

Elwood 216 



Bethuel 210 

John 216-2^.1 

Joshua 

Mary Ann igB 

Anna igS-216 

Rebecca .* '. . . iq8 

Sarah iq8 

Enoch. Jr tq8 

J. Hampton iq8 

Julia D. M iq8 

Clarence iq8 

Clayton F iqq 

Dcrff IQQ 

Elwood M iQO 

Harry Cedars iqq 

Mark iqq 

Serena C iQQ 

Julia Dorf iqq 

Richard O IQQ 

Joseph E IQQ 

Albert L IQQ 

MORGAN— 

Avery 160 

MUNN— 

David 201 

Alia Arabella 201 

James K 201 

MURKLE— 

Samuel 106 

Leroy C 106 

Rhoda J 106 

MULNIX— 
Katie B Q.^ 

MURPHY— 

Samuel S5 

Cora 55 

MUSGROVE— 

Benjamin F 94 

Essie E 04 

Pearl F 04 

Nannie R .......04 

David R 04 

Franklin G 04 

Sarah D '94 

MYERS— 

Marjorie G 122 

Donald C ,...122 

Opha , .135 

Daniel 122 

Relea 164 

McCONNELL— 
Kate 87 

MUNSON— 

Libbie 229 

Rettie 2.^7 



INDEX 



McCUE— 

Marie 6q 

McPEEK— 

Letitia q8 

Dell io8 

Frederick 108 

Laurence 108 

Gertrude 108 

George R 

Lizzie q8 

McALlSTER— 

James 2q 

Howard B 2q 

Mary W 29 

Alfred S 2Q 

Henry W 29 

MOOX— 

John ...! 156 

Jesse F 156 

Rebecca 156 

Anita 156 

Florence G 157 

John R 157 

Marthena D is6 

NEWMAN— 

John 242 

Clarence 242 

NORCROSS— 

Rachel 16 

NASH— 

Mahahi 161 

NAAS— 

Lewis 5Q 

NAYLOR— 

Frank Qi 

Marsh Qi 

Millard Qi 

Frank N 192 

Mary B 192 

Leon 192 

Raym Mid 1 192 

Carl R IQ2 

Lewis W 192 

Carrie 192 

NAN'GLE— 

Katie 152 

NASH— 

Mahah 21 

NFWBOLD— 

Mary A 18 

Mnud E (0 

NEAL— 

Idi 50 

NOWELL- 

E. H ij 

NICHOLS— 



William E 44 

Elwell 44 

Frank 18.^ 

NOWELL— 

Clement V 112 

William 112 

Frederick 112 

Jay 112 

Pauline 112 

OBERG— 

Andrew 86 

Dwight E 86 

Lois May 86 

ODEN— 

William 178 

Leo 178 

Helma 178 

Edna 178 

OLIVER— 

Annie 107 

Regina 138 

William 189 

OWEN— 

Martha l^ 

Mercy 20 

ORR— 

John F.- Ill 

Charles A 11 1 

Mary A in. 

Sadie May iii 

Keziah L. 111 

William N 111 

Daisy Dell in 

James F in 

ORR— 

Helen Alice in 

Charles G in 

Mary ni 

Drssie m 

Carl in 

Guy in 

Tames in 

Henry in 

William F in 

OSMAN— 

Benjamin H 63 

OMA— 

C SWALD— 

Elizihcih C8 

S?rih 2-9 

ONWEILER— 

T vd 1 179 

OVERLANDER— 

Mu 141 

OPAL— 

Mildred 



OSLER-. 
Susannah M 97 

ORTON— 
William 179 

OLDHAM— 
Sarah 225 

OSWOLD— 

Dora E 228 

OLDFIELD— 

George 232 

Nora 232 

George W 232 

ORTON— 

Harry 179 

Edith 179 

Lorena 179 

POWELL— 

Isaac 149 

Percy 151 

Horace 151 

PARLETTE— 
Emaline 98 

PARK— 

L. L 191 

May 191 

Harry 191 

PAIGE— 
Mattie 87 

PATTERSON— 
Ballard L 68 

POORMAN— 

Herbert 234 

Leo E 234 

Nina 234 

PARMER— 

Olive 179 

PANCO AST- 
Charles F 40 

Dtborah D 26 

Joseph D 40 

Charles F 40 

George 141 

Nathan " 141 

.Albert 142 

Mabel 142 

Harriet 142 

Rose 142 

Helen 142 

Tdi M ici 

PAUI.IXS— 
Ray 

PARKHAM— 
Ge-^rec 

PATTERSON- 

Jn^n 102 

PACKER— 



INDEX 



Rhoda ^ 12 

FAXON— 

John 234 

Mary 234 

John Jr 235 

Charity 235 

Josiah 2.?5 

Hudson 2'}5 

Rebecca J 2/0 

Leslie 3.53 

Florence 2.^.s 

Edwin 2.?T 

James 235 

John 235 

Helen Irma J3- 

Arthur Ray 2^S 

Roscoe G 235 

Grace M 235 

Hertha B 23^ 

PEACOCK— 

Manly 2 3-j.:t 

Rut'i H ,3 

Sa-j.V »20 

John -JO- O-S 

Amos 08 

Josiah 6^ 

Dianah C\S 

H'.Miry (>^ 

Margaret ^8 

Thomas C8 

Louisa ' ?< 

Lsaac (»S 

John jr 0'"^ 

Mary Oo 

Daniol '^^ 

PEACOCK— 

Hannah R .8 

Amanda ')■> 

(icorgc '^^ 

Sarah 

Manly 

PENNINGTON— 

Parker 

Clinton ^7 

Sarah >7 

Harold !^7 

Stephen S7 

Prudence 57 

PERSING— 

William 121 

Verne W !2i 

Florence G 12; 

NeHie E in 

Hazel 15 '-'> 

P ED RICK— 
I'v 



Elizabeth 107 

PECHIN— 
Melissa 

PERKINS— 

Ida MO 

Ruth A 155 

Abraham 155 

PETERSON— 

Joseph B 43 

Lydia T 4^ 

Anna B 43 

Florence 43 

Sarah H 43- 44 

Charles A 4.^ 

Clara B ..43 

George R 43 

Elsie A 43 

PARKER— 
Charles H 

PEASLEY— 
Ruih W 42 

PEACH— 
Warren 

PERRY— 

luipene 

PIFER— 

Emma 78 

Georp^e 1^2 

Kly J i.V' 

Carmine 132 

Mildred 132 

Gartha 132 

PINKERTON— 

Albert : 67 

Guy A 67 

Susie M (Q 

Victoria E 67 

Iva 1 67 

Cecil Ray 67 

Russell E 67 

Esther E 67 

POWELL— 

Joj^eph J7 

Isaac 151 

Jcsiali 151 

Bessie 234 

Ben-ijh. M. D \\i 

PEXDRY— 
Saran 49 

WILLIAMS— 

Edward . .- iS 

Henry B 2S 

Sallie n 2'A 

PORCH — 

Samuel igS 

PORTER- 



Flavins 87 

POORMAN— 
John lOQ 

POLLOCK— 

Rev. Thomas 82 

Thomas, Jr 82 

Margaret 8^ 

Jo.shua 177 

W. C 177 

Mary A 177 

Hattie P I77 

Laura S 177 

Lulu M 177 

Robert A 177 

POUCH ER— 

Robert .....' 142 

Elizabeth 142 

PHARO— 
Timothy ^i 

PHILLIPS— 

Ray 6C> 

Chester (ty 

POOLEY— 
George 242 

PLUMMEL— 

Nancy A (So 

PROPTS— 
Stella 1 -^^ 

PRICE— 

Henry 

Mabel i8a 

PRICE— 

Sarah 214 

Walter 188 

Harvey 188 

Wesley i(^ 

John U)6 

LaFayeiie i()6 

Floyd 166 

Arthur 

PULLEY— 

Mariah c)H 

PRICKLE— 

M:iry 54 

Clara ^4 

PRICKITT— 

Charles A 76 

Mary E 76 

Phoeba E 7^1 

Clara M :. 7^ 

Grace E 7'> 

Charlotte A 7^ 

George E 76 

Franklin J y^ 

Daniel ijt 

James D T2r 



INDEX 



Anna M 121 

Jemima E 121 

Phebe A 121 

Benjamin J 121 

Lydia G 121 

Anna Engle 14 

J(>peih L 6q 

Daniel J 69. 121 

Sarah Jane 6q 

James H 6q 

Anna M 6q 

Charles K 236 

John B 6q 

Abigail E 69 

Josiah B 6q 

Mary E 6g 

Japheth C 6() 

Daniel J. Jr 121 

Jesse Ellen 121 

Mary Eva 121 

Clement L 122 

Lena Pearl T2> 

Lee 135 

Lenna ^^^ 

Esther 21^) 

Lemuel 216 

Samuel 226 

Hudson 226 

Benjamin F 234 

Samuel 234 

Alrenia K 2.U 

S:imuel E 234 

Sarah E 2.u 

Cora Bell 231 

Samuel 23 > 

William 2^^ 

Pearl 2^A 

Rebecca E 2U 

Lida A 2.v> 

Rhoda 23'^) 

Frank E. 2,^() 

Lillian A 236 

Henry H 236 

Dessa A 236 

Alice M 236 

ALirjt.ry 236 

Dorothy 2^6 

PYATT— 

Hester 24^ 

FDVVERS— 

i'-li/.ibeth 48 

REAM— 

George Hr 

Ifomcr 81 



McKenzie 81 

Mary A 81 

Christopher C 81 

REYNOLDS— 

Charles 165 

Howard i6«; 

ROSE— 

AHbert 100 

Raymond too 

Mable 100 

Fred 100 

Eva 100 

RAYMOND— 

H 

Alfred R to8 

Charles I08 

Neva T08 

Lulu ic8 

Thomas 

Minnie 108 

RAY— 

Joseph B 180 

Worthinurton G i8g . 

RAKESTRWV— 

Lydi:i 58 

Jeremiah to 

Job 50- s 

Lydia .Ann 50 

Frank :^o 

Riley 50 

Robert -,j 

Henry 1 50 

Levi .'\ 50 

.Xni^clirie A 50 

<'scar 1 50 

l':ir')ary A. >,o 

M:ir.L'arcl M 50 

Mart!ia Jane 50 

I'rancis M 50 

Julin D 50 

Berton 50 

Samuel F 50 

I Unry S 50 

John C 51 

Margaret M 50 

Mary J 51 

Hazel May 51 

ICdilh Fay 51 

David A 5;^ 

William 5^ 

Lydia A 5^^ 

•'vid' ra J 53 

James .V 5^ 

Walt r X 5;, 



REXSTREW— 

Nellie 5.? 

Lydia 63 

Thomas 215 

Mary 65 

Gilbert 6,^ 

Enzly Pope 63 

Simon 6,3 

Becca Ann 63 

Eliza J 63 

Valentine S 6.3 

Sarah M 63 

George Vane 63 

Joshua 63 

Job B 6,3 

Elizabeth B 63 

George 50 

Clarinda 6.3 

Alvira A 64 

William Emzly 64 

Minnie 1 64 

Elh V 64 

Mary .A 64 

Jennie J 64 

David 64 

Idi 64 

) - ^4 

Wi!Ii:im O4 

Ann 64 

Frederick (u 

ChaHcs H 65 

Benjamin F 6=; 

Clarinda M 6.^ 

Frederick S 6-; 

Sarah Ann 6^ 

Lillie C 6.^ 

Winnie V 6«; 

Edith 66 

Frank H 66 

Florence 178 

RILEY— 

RIFNER— 

Eurita 18^ 

RHINNINGER— 

Floyd 66 

RAWTTNG- 

'-''^'1 May 2C5 

REECE— 

Willi irn 2' 

REEALS— 

Bessie 10^ 

»^'-'H-l 239 

RICE— 

Phebe A ,7 

RJSDOX- 



INDEX 



James 26 

RICHARDS— 

Webster 176 

James Ezra i77 

Allie May I77 

Anna E I77 

Franklin E I77 

Walter K I77 

Clara Hell i77 

Charles E I77 

Edith A 177 

Clare C 177 

Grace E 177 

Angie E I77 

Helen E i77 

James W 177 

Elmer Loyd I77 

Franklin O 177 

Dora 193 

John 193 

Frances 

RIGGLE— 

Wilson 10.^ 

Ada 103 

Matilda 103 

Mary E 103 

Sadie T03 

William B 103 

John W 103 

Lida B 103 

Robert 103 

Hatty 10^ 

James 105 

Ward iQi; 

Bell 105; 

Sylvester 105 

Jasper 105 

Mary 105 

RIDGEWAY— 

Henry 42 

Mary T 42 

Harvey 42 

T.ydia 42 

Henry Jr 42 

Frank K a^ 

William 82 

Marietta H 82 

Elizabeth H 157 

RIDDLE— 

Sarah J 163 

James 2.^2 

J. Emmit 212 

John Clivc 2U' 

Carrie J 2^2 



Fred 232 

George .232 

Mary Ann 232 

RIGER— 
• Sarah 160 

RITTENHOUSE— . 

George 163 

Sarah 

Simmeon 163 

Elwood 163 

John 163 

Mary 163 

RONSTEAD— 
Nelson 53 

ROBBINS— 
Helen 62 

ROBINETTE— 
Ella 57 

ROSS— 

Margaret 59 

Delia Ill 

Wallace 128 

Nola 128 

Edith 128 

E 128 

ROBERTS— 

John H 2C) 

John H 28 

Mary W 29 

Elizabeth M 29 

Martha P 29 

Reuben 29 

Anna B 29 

Anna E. 156 

Nancy B 

RODMAN— 
Tabitha 20-179 

ROMANS— 

Evan J 8.^ 

Norman 8^ 

Helen 8.S 

Edgar m 

ROBINSON— 

Elizabeth 39 47 

Elliott 140 

R. B J3() 

T.eona r3'3 

Myrtie R 2\.^ 

Myrta ijo 

Inez M'j 

Glenn i.iO 

Vcrlon 140 

George 140 

Alma \i)j 



Myrtie 147 

RODI— 
C. H., M. D v)2 

ROGERS— 

Charity 13 

Anna 13- 80 

Ann 15 

Sarah is 

Charity 80 

George 88 

William C 158 

Anna M 158 

Emily B 158 

William B 158 

William H 149 

Helen 149 

William 

Abijah 170 

. Edith 170 

Lulu 170 

Mary 223 

ROLLER— 
Hannah 190 

RHOADS— 

George i.^ 

Alcinda 200 

RUPE— 

Lavina 49 

RUPP— 

William 2^2 

Henry 232 

Iva 232 

RUFF— 

Anna R 187 

Mary 187 

RUBY— 
Martin L 177 

RUTLEDGE— 
Anna i vi 

RUCKER— 

Wat son Ill 

William m 

Clara Bell m 

RUSSELL— 

Daisy 18^ 

RULON- • 

Maria 47 

Howard J 

RAKESTRAW— 

Ann 4Q 

Aaron 49 

Foster 49 

George 49 

Amos 4Q 



INDEX 



Margaret 4Q 

Job 50 

Mary 50 

RAKESTRAW— 

Martha 50 

Dinah 50 

SALNEK— 
Rose 242 

SARVER— 

Nancy 192 

SAUNDERS— 
Thomas 178 

SATTERTHWAIT— 

Sue W 155 

Elizabeth 15 

SANLEY— 

Jacob 52 

Bertha 52 

SATLER— 
Mary A 

SAYRES— 

Anna 13.S 

SCHRODER— 
Ella .SI 

SCHOOLEY— 
Matilda 205 

SAULSRURY— 
64 

SCOTT— 

John .'.TOi 

Otha loi 

George loi 

William 167 

Bessie 167 

Frederick 167 

Blanch 167 

Tames i^7 

Oscar 200 

Ida 200 

Ellsworth 200 

SETTLERS— 

Nanie .SQ 

SEEDS— 

Elizabeth i.SQ 

SEXTON— 

Mable 24.^ 

STEELE— 

Otha C 84 

SECRET— 

Jennie .'• 82 

SERRELU- 
Jacob ...'. 

SEILING— 

Herman ......: 



SELAH— 

Kate 216 

SELLARS— 

Anna May 205 

Edwin 20; 

Robert .2C^ 

Alfred -'oc 

Edwin 203 

SHULL— 

Helen D 42 

SHANGLE— 

Carrie 1.^2 

SHOEMAKER- 

Mary ^r^ 

SHIPLEY— 

Norman R <^" 

Bertha R 8- 

William E 87 

Talbert 

SHEPPARD— 

Lucinda 9-i 

SHIVERS— 

W. A ^9 

SHAW— 

Jane 5' 

Marshall M =0 

Jane 58 

James W. . ., 5.0 

Sarah J ^Q 

Narcissa E -0 

John "^o 

Mary 5 ) 

Henry 59 

Charles >() 

Jacob ^c. 

Georee 50 

SHARP— 

Williuni 17 

Xoali t; 

Rebecca 17 

Hannah n-^-/ 

Hugh 17 

Esther 17 

William Jr 17 

Haines .u 

Rebecca H .^2 

Jane ';2 

Mary Ann .^? 

Barclay 32 

Arthur 32 

Abigail 32 

Jemima '32 

Elizabeth 32 



I'lsthcr A .\2 

Rebecca J'**^ 

Margaret A^ 

Ediih 1-11 

Caroline '47 

Josep'.i 2J4 

SHEDAKER- 

John •.. . .13 

Frederick W .0 

Hannih H y^ 

William B .r> 

Eliznbct'i R ,>S 

Sarah M .33 

Ida May .^^ 

Aniv P .V=i 

SHELLBARKER- 
John ig"? 

SHINN- 

M-'ri-h -.> 

SVIREEVE— 

Marv '7 

SHUGAR- 

Mary -MO 

SHILLING— 

Rettn '.V) 

SHOTWELL— 

Adn A 10^ 

SHICKS— 

ZcMi .....101 

SHRINGLEY— 

Enorh 8'i 

Ora <^iiv 80 

SHANK— 

Clan- -MO 

SHAFFER— 

Clvde 140 

.'^'^C'^ '^' 

p1<>I-pnre ^^* 

.Al-i1da '^' 

Alfred. Jr '''^ 

Micl^-el i^^^ 

Dnvid T^^7 

SHAFFER— 

Henry, M. D 7^7 

Rosa 1^7 

Delia 1^7 

Addie i^>7 

Eflfie T<^T 

Cvrus 1^7 

Mary 167 

Wilbur 167 

Emma 167 

Lilly 167 

Ziba 167 



INDEX 



Arthur i6t 

Dora 167 

Gertie 167 

Edith 168 

Claytpn 168 

Wilbur 168 

Sarah 168 

Van 168 

Elmer E 228 

Lila Bell 228 

Nelson 228 

Gladys 228 

Fanny 228 

Clyde 140 

SHERWOOD— 
Warren 

SLOAN— 
Blanch jg7 

SITLY— 

Permalia 200 

Permalia 201 

SIPES— 
Betsy 118 

SIMPSON— 

James 46 

Norman S 46 

Earl A 46 

SIMMONS— 

Nettie 87 

Gem 87 

Mary 128 

SIMS— 
Calvin 60 

SEARCH— 
Franklin 147 

SINCLAIR— 
Matta S t8o 

SMITH— 

Tane 

Helen 78 

Mattie 100 

Steele ioq 

Eugene 167 

Bernice t68 

Arthur 168 

Eunice 168 

SMITH- 

Abraham 194 

Charles 2.-^6 

Nellie E 2.16 

Bertha L 236 

Charles E 2.-^6 

SLEEPER— 
Fr«nklln 242 



SMITLEY— 

William 201 

Permalia 201 

Estella 201 

William 201 

SMALL— 

Sarah 15Q 

SNIDER— 
Maliada C ?;o 

' Tamar 228 

Mary E 6.^ 

SNODGRASS— 
Judson loi 

SNORTS— 
Charles 10.1 

SNOWDEN— 
Hannah 15 

SNILLWINK— 

Margaret 88 

SNITCHER- 
Samuel 158 

SPRING— 

Everett 2.16 

Florence L 216 

SPRONG— 

Nira 95 

SPIER— 
Isa in 

SPARKS— 

George 78 

Marion E 78 

Annie E 78 

Reuben 118 

SPEAR— 

Nora t88 

Nowell 

Ollie 

Myrtle 

Darrtns 

SPFCHT— 

Nnah T<^ 

Alh*»rt 1^ 

ATir^ T^ 

STULL— 
63 

STOCKTON— 

Ann F.liza yr 

Tarotine 121 

Sarah Tane 226 

STAFFORD— 

Rachel tco 

Rachel 2t 

STEVENS- 



Royal 119 

Harvey 232 

STEWART— 

Milton 66 

Ernest 66 

Dora 66 

Eunice ioq 

Ruby 17.^ 

Florence 17.^ 

STEINER— 

Frederick 6c 

Ella 68; 

STONE— 
Adelaide igq 

STULTZ— 

James f^ 

Anna 6c 

STURGIS— 
John ix'\ 

STOCKWELL— 
Ezra 88 

STRANGWAY— 
Mildred 88 

STOW— 

John M I .- 

Henrietta i •- 

Clifford ijT 

STRATTON— 

Ann 17 

Mary 144 

Emanuel 144 

Elizabeth 

Daniel 146 

Schuyler C 27 

Harold 27 

Roland 27 

Aaron E 27 

Marion 27 

Florence 27 

David R 40 

Mary . . i 20 

Daniel 

Elizabeth 150 

Naomi 217 

STOKES— 

Hannah t** 

Chalkley iS 

Elizabeth 144-216 

Israel L a5 

Lavina igs 

STURGEON- 
Thomas S tSo 

STEPHENSON-^ 



INDEX 



Cyrus B i88 

Jesse M , i8p 

SlODDARD— 

i>TRUBLE-^ 
Phcbc .. li 

VTEWARI)-. 

Warren 121 

Harvey iQi 

William ig ^ 

James lqi 

Amelia Eliza 206 

Eleanor S 206 

Martha 206 

Jesse E 206 

STITES— 

Amzy 177 

Adelbcrt 178 

Elnora 178 

Charley 178 

Flora 178 

Cora 178 

Dora 178 

Hazel 178 

^^^ 178 

Homer 178 

Olive Wiyg 

STOPFER— 
Katharine A 186 

STEVENSON— 
Adelia I7q 

SWEET— 
Jefferson 77 

ST. KINSON— 
Joseph 224 

ST. CLAIR— 

Nova 133 

SUNNAFRANK- 

John 107 

Edwin 107 

Erwin 107 

Bessie 107 

Golden 107 

STRYKER— 
Carlos 1^ 

STREET— 

Harrison 54 

Mollie . . . .• 54 

Frank 54 

John 54 

Wilber 5^ 

Cora j;4 

George 54 

Harry 54 

Marjorie ^4 

SUMMERS— 

PoJIy 48 

Polly 



SOMERS— 

Jacob 39- 46 

Alfred J 46 

Richard /\G 

Sarah 4(1 

Edward B 4^ 

Aaron B a6 

Chalkley L 4/v 

Jacob Jr 4 

Mariah L 46 

Joel B 46 

William B 46 

SOMERS— 

Anna J 46 

Franklin A 46 

Emma J .46 

Lillian 46 

Francis C. 47 

William B 4; 

Raymond 47 

Joseph A 4/ 

James 

Ernest 

Thurman 

Lillian 

Grace 

Elizabeth 117 

Sarah 118 

William H 137 

Sarah 137 

Harry 137 

Frank 137 

STRAIT- 

Howard 

Grace 5;, 

STONER— 

STRASSER— 

Frank F 201 

Carl-K 201 

Lewis C 188 

Daniel 1 188 

TAYLOR- 

Morris 137 

Elizabeth 

Sarah H icc 

Wilda 24t 

TABOR— 

Violet 47 

Warren 47 

TAYLOR- 

Anna R 26 

Emily E 

Mary 

Franklin S 45 

Alice 45 

A. 132 

Eli 123 

David ixs 



TALLMAN— 

Martha 36 

TEWKSBURY- 

Rachel «,. 

THOMAS- ^ 

Grace , - 

EH ;!:::::; 2 

THORN- ^ 

Samuel 22:2 

tHOMPSON— 

Anna L ,g, 

Anna L. .. 

TINSLEY— 

Ann ,0, 

TRITT- •' 

y»"»am ,83 

Zevar ,g^ 

Fredreka 184 

William 184 

Hiram ..!!i84 

Ida ,g^ 

Lizzie ,84 

Euclid X84 

Delila ,5j 

Alice ,84 

Elora ,84 

TRIMBY— 

Kate ; jg4 

TRIMMER— 

John ,Q. 

TRIMBEL— 

Emily 27 

TOZER— 

Margaret ^ 

TOLLEY- 

Emma H 

TONKINS- 

Lydia A 40 

Charles 43 

Marion i.. .... 4^* 

Edith ; ^ 

Loren 134 

Mahlon 134 

Vema 1^4 

TOWNS- 

THORNE— 

Joseph 48 

El'wood E 48 

Howard 48 

Armintha 1^7 

Byron 1^7 

Priscilla 1.7 

Byron 135 

Cora IJ5 

Daniel lee 

Cora lOS 

Perly ifyS 



INDEX 



TARR— 

Frederick W 204 

Frerleri.k \V 206 

Jane ^'" 

Snnicint'ia i^' 

Clara ^'^• 

Ksiell C .2^ 

Alice -J- 

William V 4« 

TOHY— 

Sl-eldMi 8j 

TCnVXSEXD- 

Flora i-M 

'lOMLINSOX— 

Samuel 218 

TOWN— 

James 1-^5 

Alva 125 

Ernest 125 

Aaron ^34 

Arthur W 189 

Robert 189 

Laura B 189 

Mary E 189 

Blanch A i8q 

Gay R 188 

Sirvilla E tF8 

P( rier i^^ 

Eitie R 188 

Jesse M 188 

Monroe V 188 

T scnh ^^7 

"\lhert T87 

M'lry J:inc '87 

l':iizi K '■■^^7 

Cvnlhi'i '88 

nyses A 1^8 

(Nner O 188 

Gladys N 18S 

V(ra B 18S 

Eva 239 

Tcsse 

T ROT 11- 

William 25 

I':sther 20 

John 2" 

William \y\AA 

Paul -'5 

Dv'bcrah 25 

is'iac ^5 

Jacob 25 

*fohn 25 

Esther 25 

Esther '44 

John 145 

Mary '45 

Charles I45 



Susannah 145 

lUildah 145 

Esther 145 

Elizabeth 145 

TROTH— 

I.ucy Ann 145 

John 145 

Deborah 145 

TUCKER— 

William 140 

Mable 140 

Earl 140 

TURXACK— 

Fred R 67 

Clarence 67 

Frances 67 

Joseph 67 

TULE— 

Elwood 138 

John 139 

Sanford 139 

Elmer 139 

Nellie I39 

Verlin 139 

TUSSIE— 

Gideon 46 

Elizabeth S 4^> 

Eleanor S 46 

Henry B 4^> 

UMPHREY— 

Vern I39 

lUilah 139 

Hannah i39 

VAXCE— 

Lizzie loi 

\^\XSCIVER- 

Mary J 204 

Rebecca 22 

VAINEV— 
Joseph 16 

VOSCAR— 

George 180 

Burl V 180 

VAX SCIO— 

Emerson 9^ 

YARN ELL— 

1 larrv 

Claud 

Edna 

George 

- Marjorie 

Harry. Jr 

VANZANT— 

Benjamin 240 

Benjamin. Jr 240 

Fred 240 

Thomas 240 



Mary 240 

Charles 240 

William 240 

Ella 240 

George 240 

Robert 240 

VAXDERVORT— 
Ella 180 

VEXELL— 

George H 43 

G. Earl 43 

Rupert 43 

VENICOMB— 

Rachel i45 

VEDDER— 
Ann 1(0 

VICKERS— 

Charity 48 

Charity 53 

WORKMAX— 

Ida 1 51 

WADY— 

John 159 

Mary 

John 

Rachel 1^10 

WALTERS— 

Thomas ^M 

Jacob <M 

Milton 64 

Adam ^^4 

Amanda • ^M 

WALTERS- 

Gcorge ^U 

Henry ^^ 

Mary C <»4 

George ^'r 

Mable '>? 

Bertha <>? 

Sarah ^= 

Edith <'^ 

Henry D -3-^ 

Ora C -*32 

Jesse 2^^ 

Garfield 232 

Wilbur -2.U 

WAI NW RIGHT— 

John W 243 

Edith f: 243 

WILLIAMS— 

Edward P. Jr. 28 

Eleanor B 28 

Richard D 28 

Florence N 28 

WARNER— 

Bessie S 



INDEX 



WALLACE-- 

Mary E 45 

Harry 48 

Omar B 48 

•Sallie 68 

Robert 192 

WATKINS— 
Julia 229 

WADDINGTON— 
Emma K 39 

WARNE— 

Retta 107 

WAY— 

Marion H 

WALLS— 
William C. K 198 

WARE— 

Lydia A 

WATERS— 
Jemiie 100 

WARRICK— 

Henry C 150 

Elizabeth B 150 

William H 150 

Richard A 150 

John B 150 

William R 150 

Howard T 150 

Eleanor L 150 

Edward M 151 

Mahlon H 151 

Raymond C 151 

George H 151 

Helen 151 

Elizabeth L 151 

WHARTON— 

Abner 49 

William 51 

Martha C 52 

Silas E 51 

Clarence R 

Hazel M 

Stacy 60- 61 

Margaret M 61 

John A 61 

Alfred N 61 

Rachel J 61 

Jesse F 61 

Mary E 61 

Stacy, Jr 60 

Charles E 62 

Nellie May 62 

Ethel L 62 

Mary R 62 



Martha E 62 

William 

WALTON— 

David 15 

Aubry S 30 

Elizabeth B 150 

Sarah D 150 

Deborah 150 

Levi L 150 

Deborah A 150 

Harry R 150 

Aubrey S 150 

Levi L. Jr 150 

Elizabeth 150 

Joseph L 150 

Silas 150 

Elizabeth B 150 

Sarah D 150 

Deborah W 150 

Norman K 150 

David 152 

Rebecca 156 

WEBSTER— 
Emma 226 

WERNER— 

Ella 64 

Ella 

WEST— 

Charles B 90 

Edward 90 

Phebe 90 

Goldie L 90 

WENGER— 

Agnes no 

Marjorie i^o 

WEDY— 

Mary 22 

Mary 

WELDON— 

Emma 4^ 

WELLS— 

Hamer io7 

Mary L 107 

William 124 

Gareld 124 

Virgil 124 

WEATHERWAX— 

William ^28 

WEBBER— 

Louisa 

WERTENBERGER— 

Ira 171 

Samantha 171 

Henry 171 



Hannah 171 

Amasa G 171 

Sherman 171. 

Ola 171 

Minetta 171 

Ella M. C 242 

WYETH— 

Huston 157 

William M 157 

Leila Maud 157 

Alison 157 

John 157 

WEAKLEY— 

Rose Ill 

WRIGHT— 

Anna 158 

John S 65 

Sylvia V 65 

WRIGHT — 

Elizabeth A 82-117 

Mary .146 

Anna 159 

Anna 

John 242 

Maud W 242 

Martha 15 

Samuel * 16 

Patience 16-215 

John 16 

Asher 16 

Granville 16 

Abigail 16 

David 219 

Elizabeth N 

Mary 27 

William 32 

Eva 32 

Asher I44 

Martha i53 

WOODS— 

John W 62 

James M 62 

WONDER— 
Edward 105 

WOOD— 

Hannah 16 

Lavina 161 

WOOLMAN— 

Mary 219 

Keziah 219 

John 12 

WOOLMAN— 

WHEELER— 

Lillian 163 



WOOLSTON— 

Margaret 145 

.WALDEN— 

Alice 105 

WHITE— 

Mariah 226 

William 64 

Mary 38 

WOLF— 

Ephraim 60 

WING— 

William iii 

WHITMAN— 

Martin 65 

Harrison 65 

Lulu 65 

WILLS— 

Elizabeth C 216 

Isaac 216 

Priscila N 216 

Joab 

Rebecca W 144 

Alfred 149 

WILLS— 

Alfred 151 

Susanna 15^ 

Jacob 216 

WHEATLEY— 
J. N 128 

W H EATON— 

Susan 23 

Susan 201 

WOODRRIDGE— 

Georgia 153 

Helen 183 

WILKINS— 

William 215 

William 223 

Joseph 12 

Irvin Burr 29 

Irvin, Jr 29 

Hannah B 29 

Leslie B 29 

Anna B 29 

Harry 132 

WEISE— 



Ida 63 

Rebecca 117 

WILDER— 

Magdaline 64 

Susan 98 

Maud 163 

Louisa 180 

Arthur 183 

Leonidas 183 

WILLIAMS— 

Isaac 28 

Levi B 28 

Jacob P 28 

Samuel B 28 

Theodore P 28 

Edna P 28 

Elizabeth A 28 

Rebecca 28 

Alice R 28 

Lavina 58 

Washington 58 

Minnie 64 

Robert 

Mary A 223 

WILKINSON— 

Francis H 1*57 

Charles K 157 

WIDMIRE— 

Mary 172 

WATHALL— 

58 

WILLITS— 

Silence 13- 31 

Walter R 29 

Roland J 29 

Richard 

Patience 

WILLIAMS— 
Bell 192 

WHITESIDE— 

Jesse M 93 

Christopher C 93 

WIBER— 

Henry 149 

Mary E 149 

WIGGINS— 
Rachel 18 



WITCRAFT— 

WILKERSON— 
George 194 

WISHAM— 

Bculah 37 

William 22-201 

Elizabeth P 28 

Rachel 32 

Mariah 95 

Mariah 

Matilda 

Amos 186 

John 186 

Abraham 171 

Almont 171 

WILSON— 

Bessie 171 

Blanch 171 

Fawn 171 

YEAGLY— 
Mary aoo 

YOUNG— 

Maria 34 

Martha B 34 

David 147 

Thomas 62 

Sherman Wm. » 

John A 62 

Ida 62 

Alma 62 

Ellen 62 

Laura 62 

ZELLEY— 

Rachel 218 

Daniel 15 

Chalklcy B 155 

Caroline B 155 

ZELLY— 

Herbert C 155 

Emmor 155 

Pearl 155 

ZENTZ— 
Elnora 60 

ZIMMERMAN— 

Roy 190 

Dean 190 

James L 190 



Illustrations 

'*Hillsdown/* Home of John Borton the Immigrant, Frontispiece. 

Cedar House. Erected between 1679 and 1683, 19. 

John Borton the 4th, 23. 

Homestead of John Borton the 4th, 24. 

Joel Borton, 46. 

Home of Joel Borton, Woodston, N. J., 45. 

Rachel Borton Lippincott, Mullica Hill, N. J., 44. 

Ner B. Borton, Susanna Borton, Camden, N. J., 33 

"Eternity" Script copy by Ner B. Borton, 35. 

Stockton Borton, 30. 

Pemberton Borton, Anna Wright Borton, 158. 

"Sunset Quilt" pieced by Caroline Borton Davis, 156. 

Joseph H. Borton, 152. 

Dennis Cottage, 1866-1892, 153. 

Dennis Hotel, 1908, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 154. 

Hotel Holmhurst, 1908, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 15 

Hotel Arborton, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 27. 

Homestead John Borton the 6th, 155. 

Daniel Borton, Sr., 179. 

Horace P. Borton, 186. 

Daniel C. Borton, 187. 

Rev. Jesse P. Borton, Rev. Carl b. Borton, 197. 

Leonidas Hubbard. Jr., 183. 

Benjiman Borton, Sr., Burial Place of Family, 81. 

Homestead, Benjiman Borton, Sr., Gurnsey County, Ohio., 80. 

Fletcher Church on Homestead of Benjiman Borton, Sr., 83. 

Group, Lewis, Wetzel, Reuben, Baker and William Borton, 95. 

Group, John W., William and Winfield Scott Borton, 85. 

Bethuel Borton, Early home ^'Evesham," New Jersey, 117. 

Benjiman and Abigail Borton, First wife, 120. 

Nathan Borton, 125. 

James Wesley Borton, 97. 

Elizabeth Taylor Borton, 144. 

Benjiman Borton and second wife, 123. 

Mary Clifton Bcrton, 133. 

John Borton the 6th, 142. 



Illustrations 

Friends' Church and Cemetery, Franklin, Ohio. 137. 

Borton Reunion, 1907, Franklin, Ohio, 145. 

Group, Samuel Borton, Jr., and Family, 128. 

Early Home of Josiah Borton, Clinton County, Ohio, 1812, 48. 

Japheth Prickitt, Phoebe Borton Prickitt, 69. 

George Rakestraw and son, S. F. Rakestraw, 50. 

Daniel and Lydia Prickitt, 121. 

T. A rtemas Borton, M. D., 162. 

Home of T. Artemas Borton, M. D., Plymouth, Indiana, 162. 

Asa Borton, Sr., Elizabeth Hazen Borton, 165. 

Ezra Borton, 173. 

Arthur Borton, Kate Fieldmire Borton, 169. 

Group, George Sparks, Esther ClifFton Sparks, and daughters, 79. 

Group, Deborah Fox, Mary A. E. Matlack, Deborah E. Munn, Arabella 

Munn, Kenneth Strasser, LaFayette, Indiana, 204. 
Arms, Mason Family, 211. 

First Friends' Church, Burlington, New Jersey, 218. 
Group, Mason Reunion, 1891, 224. 
John Mason, Sr., Rebecca Vansciver Mason, 225. 
Abraham Mason, Mary Ann Borton Mason, 232. 
Bethuel Mason, 227. 
Rebecca Mason Paxon, 234. 
John Paxon, Josiah Paxon, 235. 
Group, Sarah Mason, Rhoda Agnew, Rebecca Miller, Sarah Cynthia 

Mills, 231. 
Group, Reuben Borton Mason, Freeman C. Mason, M. D., John R. 

Mason, Reuben Rynaldo Mason, George W. Mason, Emmett C. 

Mason and Melville Abraham Mason, 229. 
Warming Pan of 1677, 221. 
Group, Naomi Prickitt, Rebecca Smith, Nellie E. Spring and daughter, 

Florence L., 236. 
Diagram of gain and loss. Study for the young of both Families, 254. 



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