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Errors in spelling, and occasionally discrepancies in dates may be found, but their correction will 
readily suggest itself to the reader. 



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A stag's head cabossed, silver ; attired, £'o/d; and, for distinction, a canton ermine. 
Crest, out of the waves of the sea/rtj/^r, a tilting spear erect, goid ; enfiled with a dolphin, 

silver, fit\ne6,gold, and charged with a shell. 

[Cabossed mevms cut off short so as not to show the neck; attired denotes the horns; canton 
ermine, means the black spots upon the white field in the left-hand corner. In the picture the 
artist has not given the shell upon the dolphin.] 

Motto.—" Quod Vult, Valde Vult," — What he wills, he wills cordially and without stint. 

Arms are hereditary, but the mottoes are not, and may be changed to suit the taste or fancy of 
any family. There are other Arms of the Horton family, varying somewhat from the above. The 
date of the grant of the arms I have not found — probably many centuries ago. 


We give Barnabas Horton as the Preface and Introduction to this 
little volume of Chronicles. He was probably the son of Joseph 
Horton, of Leicestershire, England, and born in the little hamlet of 
Mousely of that shire. Of his history before he came to America very 
little is known. He came over in the ship ^^ Siuallow,'" in 1633-38. 
He landed at Hampton, Mass. How long he remained at Hampton 
is not known. But in 1640 we find him with his wife and two chil- 
dren in New Haven, Conn., in company with the Rev. John Youngs, 
William Welles, Esq., Peter Hallock, John Tuthill, Richard Terry, 
Thomas Mapes, Matthias Corwin, Robert Ackerly, Jacob Corey, John 
Conklin, Isaac Arnold, and John Budd, and on the 21st day of 
Oct., 1640, assisted by the venerable Rev. John Davenport and Gov. 
Eaton, they organized themselves into a Congregational Church, and 
sailed to the east end of Long Island, now Southold. They had all 
been members of Puritan churches in England, and all had families 
with them except Peter Hallock. They doubtless had been on the 
island previous to this time and looked out their homes. On nearing 
the shore they cast lots to decide who should first set foot on the land. 
The lot fell on Peter Hallock, and the place where he stepped upon 
the land has ever since been known as Hallock' s Landing. 

On coming ashore, they all knelt down and engaged in j^rayer, 
Peter Hallock leading, as had been determined by the lot. These 
were the first persons of any civilized nation that had ever attempted 
to settle on the east end of Long Island. See Griffith s Jouriial. 

Barnabas Horton was a man of deep-toned piety, and a warm advo- 
cate of civil and religious freedom. He was one of the most promi- 
nent and influential men of Southold. He was for many years a 
magistrate, and several times a member of the General Court at New 
Haven and Harford. He built the first framed dwelling-house ever 
erected on the east of Long Island, and that house is still (1875) 
standing and occupied. It is a shingle-house, that is, shingles are 
used for weather-boards, and the sides have never been reshingled, 
and the roof but once, according to the statement of Jonathan Gold- 
smith Horton, the last Horton occupant of the old house. 

VI Preface. — Introduction. 

It is said that Barnabas Horton I. was large in stature, and of a 
ruddy complexion, and of fine social qualities. 

His tombstone is of English blue marble, five feet long and about 
three feet wide. It is placed horizontally over the grave. The stone 
was re-lettered about fifty or sixty years ago by Jonathan G. Horton. 
It is elevated about eighteen inches from the ground, on a good stone 
base. The original base was of brick, but it had all crumbled down 
many years ago. The present base was put under the stone at the 
time it was re-lettered by Jonathan G. Horton. 

The inscription surrounds the border of the stone, and reads as 
follows : 

" Here lieth buried the body of Mr. Barnabas Horton, who was born at 
Mousely, Leicestershire, Old England, and died at Southold, on the 13th day of 
July, 1680, aged 80 years." 

In the centre of the stone we find the Epitaph, as follows : 

" Here lies my body tombed in dust 
'Till Christ shall come to raise it with the just; 
My soul ascended to the throne of God, 
Where with sweet Jesus now I make abode : 
Then hasten after me, my dearest wife, 
To be partaker of this blessed life ; 
And you, dear children, all follow the Lord, 
Hear and obey His public sacred word ; 
And in your houses call upon His name, 
For oft I have advised you to the same : 
Then God will bless you with your children all, 
And to this blessed place He will you call." 

Heb. xi : 4, — " He being dead, yet speaketh." 

It is said that this epitaph was written by himself, and that it, to- 
gether with the inscription, date of his death excepted, was all put 
upon the stone before he died. He was the only one of the original 
thirteen who brought his tombstone with him, and this fact seems to 
indicate a commendable desire to see that his name and memory 
should not perish from the earth. 

Note. — We have followed Griffin s Journal in relation to the thirteen old Puri- 
tans who first settled in Southold. But C. B. Moore, Esq., of New York City, who 
has been more thorough and faithful than any other person, in studying the history 

Preface. — Int?'oductio?i. VII 

and genealogy of the early settlers of Southold — examining all the deeds and wills, 
and other authentic documents to be found, and also copying the inscriptions from 
every headstone, not only in Southold, but over nearly the whole Island — makes it 
very evident that some of those named were not there at so early a date, and he 
also says that Peter Hallock, who is named as one of the thirteen, was the grandson 
of the Puritan Hallock who settled at Southold, and whose Christian name was 
William. Mr. Moore is one of the best genealogists of the country, and in relation 
to Long Island, he is the best authority extant. 


It will be seen by the engraving that the old house is double. The 
western part is that which was built by Barnabas in 1659-60. The 
east or two-story part was built by Jonathan I., about 1682. The upper 
room of this part was u.sed for a court-house for nearly twenty years, 
as we learn from Thompson's History of Long Island, and some of 
the old benches used when it was a court-house are still preserved. 
The old "castle," as Jonathan G. Horton, its last Horton occupant, 
used to call it, is in all probability the oldest wood house in America. 
I know of no dwelling-house of any kind, stone or brick, now stand- 
ing, that can date back as far as this venerable old mansion. There 
were a few huts on the east of Long Island previous to 1640 — two or 
three it is said on Shelter Island. But these, as well as those built by 
the Puritans, immediately on their settlement in Southold, soon all 
passed away. Not a vestige of any of the first generation buildings 
can be found except this one. It remained for the house that Barnabas 
built to survive the wreck of ages, and to stand to-day as a noble 
representative of the dwellings of two hundred and fifteen years ago. 
But the old house stands to-day not only as peering above all others 
by its age, but also by its occupancy. It is not very often that we find 
two generations of the same name, living and dying in the same house — 
rarely find three. But here we have six generations in succession, all 
bearing the Horton name, living and dying in the same house, and 
all born in it except Barnabas I., and his son Jonathan. We may go 
to the castles and palaces of the old world, and search long and dili- 
gently, and fail to find a parallel case. 

With a few repairs, the old castle may yet stand for generations far 
in the future. 

It requires some thought and reflection to realize the lapse of time 
since the old house was built. See the old Puritan himself there 
twenty years ; then his son Jonathan, twenty-eight years ; and then 
Jonathan, Jr., about sixty years; and next Lawrence and his son Jona- 


VIII Pi'efacc. — Inti'ochiction. 

than over a half a century; and lastly Jonathan G. Horton, about a 
half a century; making in all two hundred and thirteen years at the 
death of Jonathan G. Horton, 3 July, 1873. These six generations 
all living and dying in the old mansion ! Could those old walls re- 
echo all the words ever spoken there, and exhibit anew all the scenes 
ever witnessed there — the book containing such a record would vastly 
exceed in volume the size of the old castle. It would bring to light 
much that is now in darkness, and must forever remain hidden from 
the generations of the living. 

At the death of Jonathan G. Horton, the old homestead became, 
by will, the property of the Rev. Mrs. Williams, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
who was the adopted daughter of Jonathan G. Horton, he never 
having had issue, so that on the 3d of July, 1873, the old homestead 
went out of the Horton name. 

Mrs. Williams proposes to sell it, and if some of the Hortons do 
not buy it, it will indicate a lack of decent respect for the old castle, 
if not for the Horton name. It should be bought back into the 
Horton name, suitably repaired and preserved for the wonder and 
admiration of generations of Hortons yet unborn. Jonathan G. 
Horton, the short, thick man, and Stuart T. Terry, are the two men 
seen in the engraving, in front of the old house. 

Mr. Stuart T. Terry, of Southold, L. I., has kindly copied and for- 
warded to me, many interesting facts from the New Haven Colonial 
Records, some of which are here inserted : 

*' Concerning some farmers neere Southold, at a place called Hash- 
amamock, aboute whom Barnabas Horton, one of ye Constables last 
yeare, which was 1656, also, Constable in 1659. 29 May, 1661, Bar- 
nabas Horton was a Deputy to the New Haven Court — also, 31 May, 
1654, the Deputies from Southold, presented to ye court a wrighting 
from their towne, wherein it is desired that Barnabas Horton and 
John Peaken, the two present Deputies of Southold, may be chosen 
Constables for that plantation ; which was done. Barnabas Horton 
was a Deputy to the Court in New Haven, in 165 4-' 5 6-' 5 8-' 5 9 and 
1 66 1. In 1655 there was no election, but he wrote a letter to the 
Court on public affairs. In 1662 he was admitted a Freeman of Con- 
necticut Colony, at Harford, and in 1663 and 1664 he was a Deputy 
to the General Court, at Harford. He was a Magistrate in 1664, and 
until his death. He is one of the Patentees of the Town of Southold 
in 1676." Made his will May 10. 16S0. Died 13 July, 1680. Will 
proved. Lib. 2, N. Y., p. 54. — Vide ^^ Moore's Indexes of Southold.''' 

Preface. — Isifroductioii . I X 


Perhaps the most interesting relic left by our good old ancestor, 
Barnabas, is the old Bible, which he brought with him from England. 
It is now in the possession of the Hon. Silas Horton, of Southold. 
It was taken to the Bible House, New York, some years ago, and care- 
fully repaired, and every torn leaf mended, so that it is now entire, 
and in a good condition. 

We find in it the following record : 

"Imprinted at London, by the Deputies of Christian Barker." 

Printer to the Queen^ s Most Excellent Majestie, i^gj- 

Cum Privilegio. 

Then follows in manuscript : 

" Barnabas Horton, to his son Jonathan Horton, this Bible he did bequeath, in 
the year of our Lord, 1680." 

Then follows: 

" Capt. Jonathan Horton, his Book. God give him grace. Jonathan Horton, 1683." 

In another place, and probably in the handwriting of Jonathan 
Horton, Jr., we find: 

" The Word of the Lord God of Jonathan Horton, ij^S-^g.''^ 

Again we find : 

" Lydia Tuthill, her Book, given her by her mother, as it is said." 

And then follows : 

" Feb. 8, in the year 1742, then Jonathan Tuthill departed this life — the son of 
Henr)' Tuthill and Bethia (Horton) Tuthill. Susanna Tuthill, wife of Jonathan 
Tuthill, departed this life May 16, in the year 1743, in the 50th year of her age. 
Henr}^ Tuthill, departed this life the 4th day of January, in the year 1750, aged 84, 
Bethia Tuthill, wife of Henr}- Tuthill, departed this life March i6th, 1744, in the 
73d year of her age." 


The old wood hooks are still attached to the big beam of the old 

house, upon which Barnabas used to hang his old musket, which was 

called ''uncle Barney's quart pot. '' He brought it with him from 

England. It is now in the possession of Barnabas B. Horton, of 


X Preface. — Introduction. 

Southold. It is still a long old gun, though not as long as it was 
once, as it was bursted by overloading on one Thanksgiving Day, and 
about eight or ten inches of the muzzle cut off. 

The CASK, in which he packed a portion of his household goods, 
and brought over with him, is still in existence, and is owned by 
Gilbert W. Horton, of Bay View, Southold. It is doubly historic 
from the fact that when the British invaded Long Island it was filled 
with wheat and buried, thus securing the wheat from the foraging 
parties of the British army. It is made of solid oak — hoops and all — 
the hoops are square and about an inch and a quarter thick — only one 
hoop missing. It is used for a grain cask, and will hold about fifteen 
bushels. It was formerly called "uncle Barney's money barrel," as 
romance had it, that he brought it over full of gold and silver. 

His WALKING STAFF is Still preserved. It is made of the Yew tree 
wood, has a fine ivory head with the letters "J. H." and the figures 
''1617" in apparently golden specks indented into it, from which it 
would seem that it once belonged to his father, and that J. H. (Joseph 
Horton) were his initials. It is now owned by Silas R. Horton, of 
Goshen, N. Y. 

Many other mementos of the old Puritan are in existence, some of 
them in the Long Island Historical Rooms, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The horton NAME — First Settlers in this Country. 

The word Horton in the Anglo-Saxon language means an enclosure, 
or garden of vegetables. It is said to be derived from ort and tun^ 
ort, meaning plant, and ///;/, enclosed. The name is evidently of 
Latin origin, and has been known in England ever since the conquest 
of Caesar. 

The Hortons in England, and their descendants in America, have 
generally been cultivators of the soil. They have been found almost 
universally in the middle class of society, and it is not known that 
any royal blood has ever coursed in their veins. They are, and always 
have ht^Xi, producers rather than consumers, and for industry, integ- 
rity, and piety, they will lose nothing in a comparison with the re- 
nowned families of either the new or the old world. 

The first of the family who emigrated to this country, of whom we 
have any authentic record, came over from England 1633 ^^ ^638. 
Thomas, Jeremiah, and Barnabas, were among the early emigrants, 
and old tradition says they were brothers. Thomas came over in the 
^^ Mary and John,'" in 1633, settled permanently in Springfield, Mass. 

Preface. — Introduction. X I 

Jeremiah also settled in Massachusetts. There was a John Horton in 
New York, in 1645, but no one has been found claiming descent from 
him. He probably returned to England. 

It is not known from what place in England either Thomas or Jere- 
miah came, nor is there any certain evidence that they were brothers 
of Barnabas, but the three coming over about the same time would 
favor the tradition that they were brothers. 

The Head Quarters of Caesar's army was near the present Leicester, 
the principal town of that county, and the Horton name has been 
known there to the remotest period of any authentic records. This 
fact, together with the name itself, favors the idea that the family was 
of Roman origin. The name in olden time was frequently written 
Orton, and it is highly probable, that the Ortons and Hortons were 
originally from the same family, and perhaps also the Nortons. 


The antiquity of the Horton Family is established by the fact, that 
one Robert De Horton, manumitted a bondman to his manor of 
Horton, long before the time of Henry Larey, Earl of Lincoln, who 
died in 1310. It is also ascertained that the Hortons had a manor- 
house in Great Horton, with a mill and certain demesne lands there- 
with belonging, at a very remote period. 

William Horton, Esq., of Frith House, in Barksland, Halifax, 
descended from the above-mentioned Robert, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Hanson, Esq., of Toothill, had issue and died 
about 1640, viz. : 

1. William, of Barkisland, or Bark Island Hall, who purchased in the 15th of 
Charles I., the estate of Howroyde, was bom about 1576. 

2. Joseph, born about 1578. — Burke's Landed Gentry, vol. i, p. J^J. 

It is held that this Joseph settled in Mousely, Leicester Co., and 
was the father of Barnabas Horton. It is highly probable that Bar- 
nabas was not the oldest son, and not inheriting real estate, may have 
been one reason for his emigrating to America. 

It is known that Capt. Jeremy Horton, 18 Aug., 1626, was the 
master and owner of the ship ^'■Swallow,'' of Barnstable, and that he 
made voyages to New England, in 1633 and 1638, and in a subsequent 
voyage he was shipwrecked and several lives lost — the crew and master 
came to Boston, but the vessel was lost. 

Capt. Roger Horton, about this time, had a prisoner delivered to 

XII Preface. — Introduction. 

him, from the White Liijfe Prison, to be transported into parts beyond 
the seas, to serve in the wars of his majesty's plantations. 

Tradition says that Barnabas Horton and family came over in the 
^'■Swallow,'''' in 1638, or perhaps earlier, but I have not found his 
name on any of the lists of emigrants. 


^^The Indians called Southold,* ' Yennycock.' Mr. John Youngs, 
who had been a minister at Hingham, England, came over with a con- 
siderable part of his church, and here fixed his residence. He gathered 
his church anew on the 21 Oct., 1640, and the planters united them- 
selves with New Haven. However, they soon departed from the rule 
of appointing none to office, or of admitting none to be freemen, but 
members of the church. New Haven insisted on this as a funda- 
mental article of the constitution. They were, therefore, for a num- 
ber of years, obliged to conform to the law of jurisdiction. Some of 
the principal men were : Rev. Mr. Youngs, Mr. William Wells, Mr. 
Barnabas Horton, Thomas Mapes, John Tuthill, and Matthias Cor- 
win." — Trumbuir s History of Connecticut. 


Documentary History of New York, vol. ii., p. 439. ''Rate-Lists 
of Long Island, 1675, 1676, and 1683," page 447, Southold's Esti- 
mate, 16 Sept., 1675, p. 451 : 

Barnabas Hortoti, 2 heads (men? voters?), rated at £\% each; 37 acors land 
£y] ; 9 oxen, ^"54 ; 8 cows, at £^^0; \ three year-olds, £\(i ; 4 two year-olds, £\o; 
4 yerlings, £(i; 69 shepe, ;^23 ; 6 horses, ^72; i yerling (cok), £1 ; 8 swine, £Z. 
Total, £10^. 

fonathan Horton, I heade, 36 acors land, 2 oxen, 6 cows, 3 three-year olds, 5 
two-year olds, 2 yerlings, 3 horses, I yerling, 9 shepe, 6 swine. Total, £171, los. 

Page 452. foshua I/orton, i heade, 20 acors land, 8 oxen, 4 cows, 7 three-year 
olds, 3 yerlings, 3 horses, I two-year old, 10 swine. Total, £igT. 

Page 454. Caleb Horton, I heade, 80 acors of land, 6 oxen, 12 cows, 5 three-year 
olds, 7 two-year olds, 7 yerlings, 2 horses, i three-year old horse, i two-year old, I 
yerling horse, 2 swine. Tot.ii, ;^282. 

Page 456. Benjamin Horton, I heade, 70 acors land, 4 oxen, 8 cows, 4 three- 
year olds, 5 two-year olds, 4 horses, 4 swine. Total, £2.'^2. 

*Southold (Southwold), is the name of an old town in England, from which 
several of the original thirteen Puritans came, when they emigrated to America. 

Preface. — Introduction. XIII 

Page 535. Southold Estemation for ye year 1683. JoJiathan Horton, £^0, 13s. 
 yoshiia Hortoii, £\']Z- Caleb Horton, ;^350. Benjamin Norton, £,2(i'] . 

Documentary History, vol. i, page 669. A list of names of old 
and young, Christians and heathens, ffremen and servants, white and 
black, inhabittinge within the township of Southold, 1698: 

Jonathan Horton, Bethia Horton, Jonathan Horton, Jr., William Horton, James 
Horton, Mehetabel Horton, Mary Horton, Abigail Horton, Patience Horton, Joshua 
Horton, Mary Horton, Ephraim Horton, Mary Horton, Jr., Bathia Horton, Elizabeth 
Horton, Zeruiah Horton, Caleb Horton, Sarah Horton, widow, Penelope Horton, 
Mary Horton, widow, Caleb Horton, Jonathan Horton, David, Barnabas, and Phebe 
Horton, Joshua Horton, Jr., Eliza Horton, Eliza Horton, Jr., Patience Horton, 
Deborah Horton, Martha Horton, Bethia Horton, Barnabas Horton. 

Documentary History, vol. iii., p. 855. — Capt. James Horton, 1775, 
takes a census of slaves in Westchester County, New York, in which 
he sets down to himself i male and i female negro. 

Same vol., p. ^d-^. — Rev. Simon Horton, 1755, ^'^s ^ female and 2 
male slaves. 

Documentary History, vol. iv., p. 200. — List of freeholders 27 Feb- 
ruary, 1737. 

Jonathan and Joseph Horton, Joshua, Jr., and Jonathan, Jr., David and Caleb 


The reader will see at a glance the plan of this book. We com- 
mence with the Christian name. Then follows the parentage, genea- 
logical data, &c., and then the Christian names of the children and 
order of births. In many of the early families the exact order of 
births cannot be ascertained; but it has been approximated as nearly 
as possible. The lineage is given in connection with the hrst member 
of the family. The Roman numerals indicate the order of births. 
The sons and daughters of the old Puritan, Barnabas, constitute the 
second generation, but they are spoken by way of eminence as Joseph 
I., Hannah I., &c. The book contains much repetition, but none 
too much to make it plain and easy to study. 

This little book contains the chronicles of only about one-half of 
the Horton families looked up. Those whose genealogical data are 
given only in a small part, and those whose correct lineage has not 
been satisfactorily ascertained, are not included in this book. 

XIV Pi'eface. — hitrodiiciion. 

This book is mainly what those who have kindly furnished records 
and sketches have made it. The whole has been carefully compiled. 
But genealogical works, almost of necessity, contain many errors. 
Doubtless this small work has its full share. But when errors are dis- 
covered, notice thereof should be given, so that a second edition may 
be made entirely truthful. Thankful to all who have generously given 
their assistance, this work is sent out as a small contribution to the 
genealogical literature of the day, and in the hope that a more full 
and extensive book of Horton chronicles may be issued at no very 
distant day. 

Terrytown, io/a?z., i8y6. 


First Generation. — Barnabas I. 

I. Barnabas Horton, son of Joseph Horton, born in Mousely, 
Leicestershire, England, 13 July (old style), 1600. Emigrated to 
America in the ship *' Swallow," Captain Jeremy Horton, master and 
owner, in 1635 to ' t^^, landed at Hamj)ton, Massachusetts, came to 
New Haven in 1640; his wife, Mary, and two children, Joseph and 
Benjamin, with him. He settled permanently on the east end of 
Long Island, now Southold, Suffolk County, New York, in October, 

Children, all born in Southold, except Joseph and Benjamin, who 
were born in England : 

1. Joseph, born about 1632; married Jane Budd, daughter of John Budd L 

2. Benjamin, born about 1634; married Anna Budd, sister of Jane. 

3. Caleb, born about 1640; married Abigail Hallock. 
\ 4. Joshua, born about 1643; married Mary Tuthill. 

( 5. Jonathan, born about 1648; married Bethia Wells. 

6. Hannah, married Barnabas Terrill. 

7. Sarah, married Joseph Conklin. 

1 8. Mary, married Joseph Budd, son of John Budd. 

I 9. Mercy, married Christopher Youngs. 

1 10. Abigail, married Charles Booth. 

Second Generation. — Joseph I. 

L Joseph, the first son of Barnabas L, was born in Mousely, England; 
exact date of his birth has not been found. Probably 1635. ^^ came 
to this country with his father. He married, about 1655, Jane Budd, 
daughter of John Budd, one of the original thirteen Puritans, who set- 
tled in Southold in 1640. He resided near his father in Southold for 
several years after his marriage; but about the year 1664, he moved 
to Rye, AVestchester County, New York, to which place his father-in- 
law, John Budd, had previously gone. 


10 Second Ge7ieratioii. — -Joseph I. 

He was admitted a freeman of Connecticut Colony in 1662. In 
1663 he witnessed a deed of Tucker and Brush to Mapes. He sold his 
house, and lot of four acres of land, to his father, Barnabas Horton, 
and also deeded land to John Youngs, in 1665. In 1671 he was chosen 
one of the Selectmen of Rye, and about this time he is one of a Com- 
mittee of three to procure a minister. In 1678 he was a Justice of the 
Peace, and about this time he was a Lieutenant, and then a Captain of 
a Militia Company, and also authorized by the General Court to issue 
warrants, and to unite persons in holy matrimony. In iGqc-'qi he 
was devisee of his brother Benjamin, and his brother Joshua was execu- . 
tor. In 1695 he was chosen one of the vestrymen of the church, andj 
in 1699 he was licensed to keep a public "house of entertainment. In/ 
addition to all these dignities, he also filled the office of miller, and in 
this useful calling he was succeeded by several of his descendants. He 
had five sons and several daughters, only one of whom is mentioned. 
{Vide ^^ Moo7'e's Indexes of Southold,^^ and ^^ Baird' s History of Rye,"" 
New York.) ' 

Children, all born at Southold, except Jeremiah, who was probably 
born at Rve : 1 

1. Joseph, boi-n about 1 654; married, perhaps, Mary Hallock. 

2. John, bom about 1656; married, perhaps, Sarah Vail. 

3. Samuel, born about 1 658. 

4. David, born about 1661. 

5. Abigail, born about 1663; married Roger Park. 

6. Jeremiah, born about 1666. j 

II. Benjamin, son of Barnabas I., born in Mousely, England, 1637 
came to this country with his father; married about 1661 Anna BuddJ 
daughter of John Budd I., and settled near his father, in Southold.' 
He was a freeman of Connecticut Colony in 1664, deeds land to 
Christopher Youngs in 1670, and to Samuel King and others at various 
times. Anna, his wife, witnesses deeds in 1673, 1683-85. On 19 ) 
February, 16S6, he makes liis will, appointing his brother Joseph > 
devisee and his brother Joshua executor. He moved to Rye about 
1665, where he died, 3 November, 1690, without issue. {Vide ^^Aloore's 
Indexes of Southold,'^ pp. 22 and 23.) ! 

III. Caleb, son of Barnabas Horton I., born at Southold, in the . 
autumn of 1640; married in Southold, 27^ December, 1665 to Abigail 
Hallock, daughter of Peter Hallock, the Pilgrim. They settled at 
Cutchogue, Southold Township, L. I. He was accepted as a freeman 
of Connecticut, 1664. Land deeded to him by S. King the same 
year. In 1676 he is rated for 30 acres of land, 37 cattle, 5 horses, £.2^2. 

Second Ceneratioyi. — Joshua I. Jonathan I. 11 

and in 1683 his valuation was £350. In 1686 he has four males and six 
females in his family. He died 3d^ October, 1702. His wife died in 
1697. ( See ' ' Moore' s Indexes of Southold. ' ' ) 
Children, all born at Cutchogue : 

1. Barnabas, born 23 September, 1666; married Sarah Hines. 

2. Jonathan, born in 1668; married Bethia Conklin. 

3. Nathan, born in 1670; died without offspring. 

4. David, born, 1672; married Mary Horton, daughter of Jonathan Huii^.n 1. 

5. Mary, born 1675; married Nathaniel Terry. 

6. Hannah, married ensign John Booth, son of John Booth I. 

7. Abigail, married David Booth, son of Charles Booth and Abigail Horton. 

8. Esther, 9. Rachel, died unmarried. 10. Ruth. 

Second Generation. — 'J^oshua I. 

IV. Joshua, son of Barnabas Horton I., born at Southold, L. I., in 
1643; married, about 1667, Mary Tuthill. In 1673, '76, '78 and 
1 '95 he deeds land to various persons. In 1676 he is one of the paten- 
tees of Southold, and has six males and five females in his family. He 
is a Lieutenant in 1693. (See *' Moore's Indexes of Southold,'' p. ^S.') 
He died in Southold, 1729. His wife died 2 January, 1718. 
Children, all born in Southold : 

1. Joshua, ensign, born 1669. 

2. Joseph, born 167 1 ; married. 

3. Sarah, born 1673; married Richard Terry, son of Richard I. 

4. Mary, born ; married 2 January, 1 70S, Zaccheus Goldsmith. 

5. Bethia, born ; married in Jan., 1716, Ichabod Hallock. She died 1753. 

6. Keziah or Zerniah, married Israel-GxT?r. -Ti / <> i-C 

7. Ephraim, born 1786; married, in 1707, Martha Vail. 


In the old Colonial Records of Connecticut, Joshua speaks of 
'his brother Caleb, 15 September, in the 28th year of the reign of 
Charles II.' "— 6'. T. Terry. 

Second Ge?ieration. — yo7iathan I. 

i( V. Jonathan, youngest son of Barnabas I., born in Southold, L. I.', 
23d February, 1648; married about 1672 to Bethia Wells, daughter 

I I of William Wells, Esq., one of the original 13 settlers of Southold, 
about 1750. Jonathan resided with his father, and inherited the 
homestead. He was the first Captain of the first Company of Cavalry 

12 Second Gejieration. — yojiathan I. 

ever organized in Suffolk County, New York, and his brother Joshua 
was first Lieutenant of the same* Company. He and his wife were 
worthy members of the Southold Church, and highly esteemed in all 
the relations which they sustained. For further particulars, see 
^^ Moore'' s Indexes of the towji of Southold,'''' No. 348, page 90. 

They had eleven children, viz. : 

I. Caleb, born 1673, died young. 2. Bethia, bouj 1774. 3. Barnabas, born 1775, 
married Elizabeth Burnette. 4. William, born 1777, married Christiana Youngs. 
5. Mehetabel, born 1679, niarried, I. Peter Bradley, 2. Dea. Daniel Tuthill. 6. Abi- 
gail, born 1681 ; married, I. Lyons, 2. David Brewster; settled in Orange County, 
New York. 7. Jonathan, born 23d December, 1683, married Mary Tuthill. 8. Mary, 

born 1687, married David Horton. 9. Caleb, born 1690, married I. , 2. Widow 

Mary Goldsmith. 10. Patience, born 1692, died unmarried. 11. James, born 1694,^ 
married Anna Goldsmith. 

Captain Jonathan made his will 21 February, 1707, and died on the- 
23d, two days afterwards. His wife, remaining his widow, died 
14 April, 1733. I 

An inventory of the goods and chattels of Capt. Jonathan Horton, 
late of Southold, who deceased February 23, Anno Domini 1706-7 : 

Neat Cattle, 82 

Horses, 9 

Sheep and Swine, 30 

Imjplements of Husbandry, 12 

Beds and Bedding, 45 

Linen, 18 

Money and Plate, 10 


























Wearing Clothing and Arms, 

Iron, Brass and Pewter Ware, 17 

Chairs, Chest, and Wooden Ware, 14 

Grain and Provision, 35 

304 5 03 

We, the subscribers, have prized the above written particulars 
according to the best of our judgments. 



Second Generation. — If anna h I. Sarah I. Mary I. 13 

Hannah I. 

Hannah, daughter of Barnabas Horton I., born in Southold,, about 
165 1 ; married, about 1670, Barnabas Terrill, son of Thomas 

Children, all born at Southold : 

1. Barnabas. 4. Nicholas. 

2. Richard. 5. Catherine. 

3. Abigail. 6. Mary. 

Sarah I. 

Sarah, daughter of Barnabas Horton I., born at Southold, about 
1653; married, about 1670, Joseph Conklin, son of John Conklin, 
the Pilgrim, and born in Southold, about 1650. 

Children, all born at Southold : 

' I. Sarah. 5- John. 

2. Rachel. 6. Henr>'. 

3. Mary. 7. Thomas. 

4. Joseph. 8. Elizabeth. 

Mary 1. 

Mary, daughter of Barnabas Horton I., born at Southold, about 
1655; married, about 1674, John Budd, son of John Budd, the Pil- 
grim. They moved from Southold to Rye, New York, about 16S0. 

Children : 

John and Joseph, l^orn in Southold; Jonathan and others, born in Rye. 

Mercy, daughter of Barnabas Horton I., born at Southold, about 
1660; married, about 1678, Christopher Youngs, son of Col. John 
Youngs, grandson of Rev. John Youngs, the first pastor of the first 
church at Southold. 

Children. ■•^H ^^ — at Southold: 

I. Jo -..1 ^l Oct., 1679. 2. Abram, born 1681. 3. Nathaniel, born 16S3. 

Abigail, adopted daughter of Barnabas Horton L, born at South- 
( old, about 1665 ; married, about 1690, Charles Booth, son of John 
Booth. She was probably the daughter of the second wife of Barnabas, 
by her first husband. Her father's name is not known. 
\ Children, born in Southold : 

1. Charles, born 1691 ; married Mary , who died 13 April, 1774- 

2. Abigail, born 1693 ; married Thomas Goldsmith. 

1 3. David, born 1695 ; married, in 1717, Abigail Horton, daughter of Caleb I. 

14 Third Generatio7i. — J^oseph /. 

I. Joseph, son of Joseph Horton and Jane Budd {^Barnabas /.), born 
in Southold, about 1654. Moved with his father's family to Rye^ 
Westchester County, N. Y., in 1664; married, perhaps, Mary Hal- 
lick, about 1678. Children all born in Rye : 

1. Joseph, born in 1679. 3. Benjamin, 

2. John, born in 163 1. 4. Janetz, baptized in New York in 1696. 

[^Moore's Indexes.^ 

II. John, son of Joseph Horton and Jane Budd {^Barnabas /.), born 
in Southold, about 1656. Married about 1680, perhaps, Sarah Vail. 
Moved with his father to Rye, N. Y. Was captain of a militia com- 
pany in Rye, in 1700. Children all born in Rye: 

I. John ; married, perhaps, Mai-y Vail. 2. Joseph. 3. Jonathan. 

4. Benjamin; married and had Joseph, Benjamin and others. 5. Hannah. 

IV. David, son of Joseph Horton and Jane Budd, born in Rye, 
1664; married about 1688, perhaps, Esther King. Settled at White 
Plains, N. Y. Children probably all born at White Plains: 

I. Joseph, born 1687; married Anna Howell. 2. Thomas, born 1690; married, 
perhaps, Mary Knapp, and had Thomas and others, 3. Daniel, born 23 April, 1692; 
married Esther Lane. 4. Samuel. 5. John. 6. Jeremiah. 7. Abigail. 8. Ambrose. 

Fourth Generation — Joseph I. 

I. Joseph, son of Joseph Horton and Mary Hallock {'Joseph I.), 
born at Rye, in 1697 ; married about 1703, perhaps, Anna Howell. 
He was living in Rye, in 1722 and '23, and he probably died there. 
He had Joseph, born about 1705, and probably others of whom no 
record has been given. 

II. John, son of Joseph Horton and Mary Hallock, born at Rye, in 
1681. He married and had family — John, born in Rye about 1707, 
is the only one found. 

I. Joseph, son of David Horton and Esther King (Joseph I.), born 
at Rye about 1689 > married Anna Knapp. Moved to White Plains 
about 1725. Died in 1763. 

Children, probably, all born in Rye: 

1. Joseph, born 17 13. 4. Patience. 

2. Azariah. 5. Hannah, 
^ rhebe. 


I Fourth Generation. — Joseph I. 15 


II. Thomas, son of David Horton and Esther King, born at Rye, 
about 1 69 1 ; married, perhaps, Mary Knapp, and probably moved to 

/ Rehoboth, Mass. 

Children all born in Rehoboth : 

I. Thomas, born 1758, married Mary Hix. 2. Mary. 3. David. 

III. Daniel, son of David Horton and Esther, born at White 
Plains, N. Y., 23 April, 1602 ; married about 1724, Esther Lane, 
born at Rye, 24 May, 1704. They settled at Yorktown, N. Y., about 
1724. She died 18 April, 1769. He died 10 December, 1777. 

Children all born at Yorktown : 

I. Daniel, born 1725. 2. Elizabeth; married Wright. 3. Rachel; married 

Daniel Wright. 4. Stephen, born 30 April, 1731; married I. Sarah Owens. 2. 

Elizabeth Frost. 5. Esther; married Wright. 6. Phcbe; married Knapp. 

7. Milicent; married I, Owens. 2. Lee. 8. William born lO January, 1743; 
married Elizalieth Covert. 

V. John, son of David Horton and Esther King, born at White 
Plains, N. Y., about 1696 ; married, perhaps, Elizabeth Lee, and 
settled in Rye. He owned the mills at Horton's mill pond in Rye, 
from 1747 to 1769. — (See ^^ Bainfs History of Rye.'' ) 


I. Richard, born 1721 ; married Jemima Wright. 2. John, born 1722; married 
Mary Frost. 3 David. 4. Daniel. 

Fifth Generation. — Joseph I. 

I. Daniel, son of Daniel Horton and Esther Lane (^David, Joseph I ), 
born at Yorktown, West Chester Co., X. Y., about 1725; married 
about 1 748, perhaps, Mary Corey, and moved to White Plains, N. Y. 

Children probably all born at White Plains : 

I. Stephen, born about 1749; married Mary Wright. 3. Samuel. 4. George 
W., setrled at City Island. 5. Anna; married Samuel Crawford, of White Plains. 
6. David, born 4 August, i860; married Sabra Wheeler. 7. Margaret, born 1763. 

III. Rachel, daughter of Daniel Horton and Esther Lane, born at 

Yorktown, N. Y., about 1730; married Daniel Wright. 

Children all born at Yorktown : 

I. Daniel, born 1751. 2. Sarah ; married Frost. 3. Hannah. 4. Esther, born 
1761; married Enoch Knapp. 5. Micajah. 6. Frances; married Field. 7. James. 
8. Milicent; married Beadle. 9. Rachel; married Field. 10. Phebe; married 
Howland. , 


16 Fifth Ge?ieration. — jf^oseph I. 

IV. Stephen, son of David Horton and Esther Lane, born at York- 
town, 30 April, 1 731; married 24 December, 1758, Sarah Owens, 
born 19 November, 1737. Died 27 October, 1772. He married sec- 
ond, 29 December, 1773, Elizabeth Frost, born 24 February, 1741. 
Died 20 May, 1825. He died 7 December, 181 4. Children all born 
at Yorktown : 

I. Joseph, born 24 August, 1759 ; married Mary Ceedle ; he died in June, 1S13. 
2, Hannah, born 12 January, 1761 ; married 23 December, 1782; died 30 October, 
1827. 4, Elizabeth, l)orn 23 October, 1764; married 25 November, 17S7, William 
Beedle. 5. Caleb, born 3 November, 1766; died II February, 1771. 6. Sarah, born 
18 November, 1769; died 20 September, 1771. 

By second wife : 

7. Caleb, born 25 September, 1774; married 22 January, 1800, Sarah Field; died | 
26 May, 1849. 8. Wright, born 22 May, 1776 ; married, 28 November, 1798, Anna 
Queresu. 9. Jacob, born 19 February 1779; married 17 June 1802; died 15 July, 
1808. 10. Sarah, born 11 March, 1781 ; married 10 July, I S24, Joseph Lee; died. 
20 October, 1858. 

Vni. Hon. William, son of Daniel Horton and Esther Lane, born 
at Yorktown, 10 January, 1743. In 1768, he married Lizzie (Eliza- 
beth) Covert, an accomplished and amiable lady of French descent, 
who was born 9 January, 1743. He removed from the town of 
Sommers, formerly Stephentown, to Colchester, Delaware Co., N. Y., 
in 1789. He was a tanner and currier by trade, and he tanned the 
first leather that was ever manufactured in Delaware Co. He pur- 
chased large tracts of lands, built saw-mills and grist-mills, and carried 
on a large business in the manufacture and sale of lumber and provisions, 
as well as of leather. He was a healthy, muscular man. His father 
died when he was sixteen, and he then for a while lived with his 
brother Stephen. He was a man of sound judgment, and capable of 
enduring much hardship. Colchester was an unbroken wilderness > 
when he settled there, but by his influence and great business capacity, ' 
it was soon settled by an enterprising and industrious people, and the 
wildness was- soon turned into well cultivated and productive fields. 
He was a very prominent citizen among them. He was a Justice of 
the Peace for many years, and in 1 794, he was sent to the Legislature, 
and about this time he was President Judge of Ulster Co., Ulster and 
Delaware being then one county. 

He and his wife were both worthy and active members of the Baptist 
Church, and they trained up their children to fear the Lord and keep 
his commandments. He died suddenly in 1831, at the age of eighty- 
eight years, respected and lamented, not only by his numerous friends 

Fifth Gefierafioji. — ^^oseph I. 17 

and relatives, but by the whole community. His wife survived him 
but two weeks. Children all born in Sommers : 

1. John, born in 1769; married Sallie Hagan. 

2. Henry, born 7 November, 1771 ; married Abigail Cook. 

3. James, born 23 January, 1773; married Martha White. 

4. Sarah, born in 1775; married Jacob Radaker. 

5. Micajah, born in 1777 ; married Hannah Williams. 

6. Isaac, born 13 April, 1780; married Prudence Knapp. 

7. Hattie, born in 1783 ; married John Radaker. 

I. Thomas, son of Thomas Horton and Tvlary Knapp {David, 
y^oseph I.), born, probably, at Rehoboth, Mass., 1784; married Mary 
Hix. Moved to New Lebanon, N. Y., and afterwards to Duchess 
Co., N. Y. 

Children : 

I, John Hix, born in New Lebanon, 1 792 ; married Sarah Bannister. 2. Thomas, 
born in 1774; married Mary Wright. 3. Joseph. 4. Phebe. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Pa- 
tience. 7. Stephen, bor:i in Marnacaton, Duchess Co., N. Y., lo May, 1791 ; 
married Susan Hyatt. 

I. Richard, son of John Horton and Elizabeth Lee {David, Joseph 
/.), born at White Plains; married, perhaps Jemima Wright, and 
moved to Peekskill. 

Children, probably, all born at Peekskill : 

I.Elijah, born 7 August, 1839; married Jemima Currie. 2. George. 3. William. 
4. Richard. 

IL John, son of John Horton and Elizabeth Lee, born at White 
Plains, about 1718 ; married, about 1742, perhaps, Mary Frost, and 
moved to Philipstown, now Putnam Valley, Putnam Co., N. Y., 
about 1760. 

Children, probably, all born at White Plains : 

I. John, born 17 November, 1746; married perhaps, Sarah Lane. 2. Richard 
3. Jesse, 4. David. 5. Joseph, 6. Sarah. 7. Phebe. 

Sixth Generation. — J^oseph I. 

L Elijah, son of Richard Horton and Jemima Wright {John, David, 

Joseph /.), born in Peekskill, N. Y., 7 August, 1739; married about 

1762, Jemima Currie, born 6 July, 1744, probably in Peekskill- 

They moved from Peekskill to Stroudsburg, Pa., about 1780, and pur- 

18 Sixth GeneratioJi — Joseph I. 

chased a farm of Jacob Stroud, for which he was to pay in continenta] 
money, of which he had enough to pay down for the farm, but Stroud 
kept putting off making the deed until his money had so much depre- 
ciated that he could not pay for it, and Stroud kept the land. He 
then settled, for a time, in Middlesmithfield, Pa., but about 1789, 
he came to Sheshequin, Bradford Co., Pa., and took up land where 
Edward Brigham now resides, and here he spent the balance of his 
days. He and his wife were members of the Baptist Church. He 
died 14 August, 1821. She died 11 March, 1825. They were both 
buried in Horn Brook Cemetery. 
Children all born in Peekskill : 

1. Richard, born about 1766; married Tabitha Jayiie. 

2. Elizal)eth M.,born 9 June, 1768; married I. Jarnella Ogden. 2. Abigail Bullard. 

3. Joshua, born 7 October, 1774; married I. Lucy Thompson. 2. Lucinda Ellis. 

3. Phebe Goodsell. 

4. Isaac, born about 1778; married I. Sally Smith. 2. Laura Stevens. 

5. Gilbert, born about 1 782; married Beardsley. 
6 Stephen, born about 1786; married Susan Mayhew. 

7. William, born 14 Mny, 1789; married Esther Cowell. 

There were probably some daughters in this family, but we have no 
knowledge of any. If there were any, they never came to Bradford 

II. George, son of Richard Horton and Jemima Wright, born in 
Peekskill, N. Y., about 1741 ; married Elsie Shoemaker. 

Children, probably, all born in Peekskill, — all are now 1 1S75) 
dead : 

I.Anna; married Dunham. 

2. Elizabeth ; married Taylor. 

3. Daniel; unmarried. 

4. Esther; married Moses Cortwright. 

5. Eleanor ; married Cornelius De Witt. 

6. JaneDepuy; married Evans. 

7. George Cummins; married Hannah Cortwright. 
S. Benjamin ; married Jane Savage. 

III. William, son of Richard Horton and Jemima Wright, born 
in Peekskill. No record of marriage or family has been given. 

Tradition says that he was a man of uncommon physical powers. In 
wrestling and prize-fighting he was never known to be beaten. At one 
time, it is said, a prize-fighter known as the "Boston Bully," came all 
the way from Boston to Peekskill to whip Bully Horton. It was in 


Sixth Generation. — Joseph I. 19 

:old weather, and Horton at first declined to fight. But he was called 
1 coward, and this he would not stand, and then the seconds were 
chosen, and the fight began, Horton came off victorious, the Boston 
man being so severely handled that it was several weeks before he was 
able to return home. He was kindly cared for by Horton until he 
was able to return. 

John Horton, of Philipstown, now Putnam Valley, N. Y., son of 
John Horton and Mary Frost {jfohn, David ^ Joseph I.), born at 
White Plains, N. Y., 17 November, 1746. Went to Philipstown with 
his father about 1760; married 2 April, 1768, to Sarah Lane, in 
Philipstown. She died 16 September, 1773, probably without issue, 
April 4, 1775. He married Sarah Lee, born 30 November, 1751. 
They settled permanently at Philipstown, and lived to a good old age, 
he dying in 1830, and she soon after him. 

Children, all born at Philipstown : 

I.John, horn 31 December, 1775; t.lictl 30 Scj)tenil)er, 1776. 

2. Jesse, born 29 January, 1777; married. 

3. Sarah P., born 4 August, 177S; died 6 August, 17S5. 

4. Hannah, born 9 Noveml^er, 1780; married 3 January, 1 799, to John Bryant. 

5. David, born iS July, 17S2. 

6. Tamar, born 5 February, 1784; married Joshua Smith. 

7. Lee, born 11 July, 17S5. 

8. Israel, born 15 December, 1 786; married Nancy Hills. 

9. Samuel, born 3 May, 17SS. 10. John, l>orn 23 March, 1 790. 

1 1. (Isaiah, born 15 August, 1 791. 12. Phebe, born 25 December, 1792. 


1 L Stephen, son of Daniel Horton and Mary Corey {^Daniel, Davidj 
^ Joseph I/.), born, probably at Yorktown, New York, in 1750; 
I married, about 1771, to Mary Wright ; moved to White Plains, 
i' Children, probably born at White Plains : 

I I. David, lived at Yonkers, New York. 

2. Benjamin, " " " 

3. Joseph, settled in Claverack, Columbia County, New York. 


IL Daniel, son of Daniel Horton and Mary Corey, born at York- 
town, about 1753; married. 

Children, probably born at White Plains : 

I. Daniel, born 22 February, 1776; married Anne Strong. 

VL David, son of Daniel Horton and Mary Corey, born, probably, 
at Yorktown, 4 August, 1760; married, in 1784, Sabra Wheeler, 

20 Sixth Generation. — y^oseph I. 

born II May, 1766. They both died at Yorktown : he, 14 July, 1829, 
she, 20 July, 1831. 

Children, born at Yorktown : 

1. Piatt, born 10 September, 1 785 ; died 31 Januaiy, 1S65. 

2. Rhoda, born I April, 1787 ; died 14 January, 1S59. 

3. Amo5, born 6 February, 1789; died 12 June, 185S. 

4. David, bom 29 October, 1790; died 21 January, 1758. 

5. George, born 20 September, 1792 ; died 14 April, 1872. 

6. Pearce, born 5 December, 1794; married Hannah Peak. 

7. Peleg, born 23 February, 1797, died 2 April, 1834. 

8. Leonard, born 2 November, 1798; died 17 February, 1858. 

9. Alvor, born 2 November, 1 800; died 24 December, 1871. 

10, Mazor L., born 27 July, 1802. 

11, Treuman, born 3 April, 1S04; died 3 October, 1S71. 

12, Henry, born 15 April, 1808; died 12 December, 1872. 

I. John, son of Hon, William Horton and Elizabeth Covert 
(^Daniel, David, Joseph /.), born at Somers, New York, in 1770; 
married, in 1792, Sarah Hagar, born in Scoharrie County, New York, 
June, 1774. He died 28 October, 1828. She died 31 July, 1849, ^^ 
Colchester, New York. 

Children, probably all born at Colchester: 

1. Daniel, boin 17 February, 1793 I ^^^^ 29 January, 1S61. 

2. Peter, born 28 August, 1 795; died 28 August, 1796. 

3. David, born 23 August, 1797. 

4. I'elcr, born 3 July, l8«>o. 

5. Mary, born 7 February, 1S03. 

6. S.imuel McCrea, horn 28 June, 1805; died 28 April, 1829. 

7. Elizabeth, born 16 June, 1807. 

8. C')l. Enoch, born 7 March, iSil, 

9. Cornelin, ! orn 5 July, 1813. 

10. Oeo. W. P., born 6 February, 1S16; married Julia E. Carpenter, 

11. P.enjamin, born 24 July, 1818. 

Sarah Hagar was the daughter of Capt. Peter Hagar, who com- 
manded the upper Fort in Scoharrie County, in the Revolutionary 
War. He and his familv were in the Fort three months. He was a 
man of firmness, and highly respected. 

John Horton was a worthy man, a good citizen, taken away in the 
midst of his usefulness. He and his family were always much 

n. Henry, son of the Hon. William Horton and Lizzie Covert, 
born at Sommers. New York. 7 November, 1771 ; married at Col- 

Sixth Generation. — yosepJi I. 21 

Chester, New York, by Elder Woolsey, lo March, 1792, to Abigail 
Cook, born in Duchess County, New York, 4 July, 1774. They were 
both worthy members of the Baptist Church. 

Children, all born at Colchester, except Susan Cook and Henry, 
who were born at Point Salubrious, Jefferson County, New York : 

1. Phebe, born 27 December, 1794; married Daniel Robbins. 

2. William Cook, born 2 December, 1796. 

3. Eliza, born December, 1799; married Ralph W. Rogers. 

4. Stephen, born I October, iSoi. 

5. John Todd, bom 29 September, 1803; married Emeline Smith, 

6. Le Roy De, born 10 November, 1S05 ; married Jane Reynolds. 

7. Samuel McCrea, born 14 October, 1807. 

8. Jacob R., born 22 October, 1809. 

9. Susan Olive, born 29 December, 1811 ; married Noah Dunham. 
10. Henry, born 12 April, 1S14; married Sarah P. Dunham. 

Henry Horton and family moved to Point Salubrious in the Autumn 
of 1809 and settled there. He died 4 February, 1S55. Date of his 
wife's death is unknown. Both buried at Point Salubrious. 

in. James, son of Hon. William Horton and Lizzie Covert, born 
at Sommers, New York, 23 January, 1773 ^ ^^'^ married 15 May, 1800, 
to Martha White, born at White Plains, 17 March, 1775. She died 
16 July, 1862, aged 87. 

He was about sixteen years of age when his father moved to Col- 
chester, Delaware County, New York, where he endured the hard- 
ships and privations incident to a frontier settlement. In 1S06 he 
moved from Colchester to Chaumont, Jefferson Co., New York, then 
a dense forest. He settled permanently on Point Salubrious, being 
the first family of white people who ever settled there. Here he was 
again exposed to hardships, causing continued ill health, until his 
death, which occurred on 5th November, 1833. He and his wife were 
members of the Baptist Church. He was a warm supporter of religion 
and a lover of good order in society, which he always labored zealously 
and successfully to promote. He was temperate in his habits and ex- 
emplary in his character. He never disgraced the name he bore, and 
his virtues are worthy of imitation by all his posterity. He and his 
elder brother Henry settled near each other on Point Salubrious, 
which is a neck of land running out about four miles into Chamount 
Bay. Here they took up farms, had fine fishing grounds, and raised 
large families. — Letter of Van Rantz Horton. 


22 Sixth GeJieration. — 'yoseph I. • 

Children : 

1. [ohn White, born 12 Octoljer, 1802 ; married Candace L. Fox. 

2. George, born 31 March, 1804; married Sabra Mills. 

3. Ann Caroline, born 13 June, 1806; married Benjamin Ryder. 

4. Valiant McCrea, born 14 May, 1808; married Delia M. Cook. « 

5. James I., born 18 March, 1810; married Lucy Hubbard. 

6. Cornelius W. Van Rantz, born 31 January, 1812; married Emeline E. Dickerson. 

7. William Heni:y, born 24 June, 1814; married Hattie Wright:. 

8. Sarah Maria, born 10 August, 1817 ; unmarried. 

IV. Sarah, daughter of Hon. William Horton and Lizzie Covert, 
born in Westchester County, New York, in 1775; married Jacob 

Children : 

I, Betsy, married Bliss. 2. Elbridge, 3. Armina, married David Horton. 

4. John. 5. Barney. 6. Sylvia, married Charles Knapp. 7. William Horton. 

8. Hannah, married Campbell. 9. Henry J. 10. Perry, ii. Esther, married 

Boggatt. 12 and 13. Elmeda and Elmira, twins ; 12. married Peter Radaker. 

13. married Wilson. 

They probably settled in Colchester and died there. 

V. Maj. Micajah, son of Hon. William Horton and Lizzie Covert, 
born at Sommers, New York, 22 ^Lay, 1777; married in Colchester in 
1800, to Hannah Williams, born in Norwich, Massachusetts, 15 Sep- 
tember, 1773; died at Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, i Septem- 
ber, 1868. He died at Colchester, 5 February, 1829. He was a 
volunteer in the war of 181 2-1 5, and bore the commission of a 

Children, all born at Colchester: 

1. Amanda, born 15 December, 1801 ; married Moore; died about 1S50. 

2. Wright, born 24 April, 1803 ; resides in Howard County, Kansas, 

3. Isaac Williams, born 10 October, 1805; married Adah Washburn. 

4. Martha, born 29 April, 1807; died at Mason, Michigan, lo August, 1857. 

5. James, born 4 April, 1S09; died 12 May, 1S09. 

6. and 7. William and Elizabeth, twins, lx)rn 17 February, 181 1. 

8. Debora Ann, born 5 March, 1813 ; resides at Mason, Michigan, 

9, Esther, born 27 December, 1S14; married John Radaker; resides at Mason 

Michigan, and has Sophia, who married Isaac Miller, 
10. Peter Williams, born 9 September, 1S16; died at Colchester, April, 1843. 

VI. Isaac, son of the Hon, William Horton and Lizzie Covert, 
born at Sommers, 13 April, i/So; married at Colchester, i January, 
1807, by Elder Woolsey, to Prudence Knapp, daughter of Enoch 
Knapp and Esther Wright, and born in June, 17S7. ^ 

Sixth Generation. — J^oseph I. 23 

Children, all born at Colchester, except Emily, born at Liberty, 
Sullivan County, New York. 

] I. Homer, born 28 June, 1S09 ; married Jane D.ividge. 

I 2. R^y, born 8 April, 181 1 ; married Martha A. Radaker, and has Agnes. 

3. James, born 5 June, 1813; married I. Elizabeth Krimer, 2. Eliza Ann Clements. 

4. Charles, born 25 February. 1815 ; married Betsey Gr:.nt. 

5. Esther, born 4 August, 1817; married Nathaniel Gildersleeve. 

6. Clarissa, born 1 1 May, 1819; married John C. Smith. 

7. Ovid, born 7 May, 1821 ; married Catharine Ilolliday. 

8. Annis, born 16 January, 1824; unmarried. 

9. Webb, born 24 February, 1826; married Elizabeth Ann Radaker. 

10. Emily, born II Dec, 1829; married Nicholas M. Young: died 5 Jan., 1875. 

''Isaac Horton moved from Colchester to Liberty, Sullivan Co., 
N. Y., 4 and 5 of April, 1826. The snow fell in April, after they 
moved, about two feet deep. He had a large stock of cows, sheep and 
hogs. In his flock of sheep were twenty-two ewes, the finest that could be 
found in Colchester, nearly all of them only two years old. He drove 
them to Liberty. Wolves were seen on the way near Parkesville. 
He arrived at Liberty Falls — salted his sheep in the evening. The 
next morning the sheep were gone, and Isaac and his son Roy, went 
up the hill at Liberty Falls to look for them. Before they got beyond 
the clearing they found dead sheep scattered along the log fence, and 
others dying. Nearly all the flock were killed. They even killed a 
lamb in the pen adjoining the house. 

"In 1837, Isaac Horton had thirty-seven grandchildren, all living 
but two. His children all lived to maturity." — (Letter G. B. Horton, 
187 1.') 

Isaac Horton was a member of the Baptist Church, of Colchester ; 
, but after he moved to Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y*, he usually attended 
j the Episcopal Church. He built a grist-mill at Liberty Falls, in 
1827 or 1828, another in 1S41-42. He was quite extensively engaged 
in the manufacture of bed-posts and other turned work, including 
wooden bowl^ : also in shipping curled and birds-eye maple. Politi- 
cally he was a whig, and an ardent supporter of Clay and Webster. 
He died 10 May, 1855. She is still living. 

Under date of 8 February, 1874, Webb Horton writes, '' My mother 
is living and in good health. She resides at Liberty, Sullivan Co., 
N. Y. She is in the eighty-seventh year of her age.' Her father died 
' aged eighty- eight, and her grandmother. Prudence Schofield, aged 
! ninety-four. She has now living ten children, thirty-seven grand- 
children, and nineteen great-grandchildren." 
^ This is a very remarkable family — so large and yet so few deaths. 


24 Sixth Generation. — yoseph I. 

It is a rare occurrence to find a family of children, ten in number, the 
youngest forty-six years old, all living. And then so many grand- 
children and great-grandchildren living. I have no record of any 
family equal to it, and doubtless, the number is now (1875), somewhat 

IV. Esther, daughter of Rachel Horton and Daniel Wright {Dan- 
iel, David, Joseph I.), born at Yorktown, X. Y. , in, September, 1761; 
married Enoch Knapp, about 1786. Children all born at Yorktown. 

I. Prudence, born 20 January, 1787; married Isaac Horton. 2. Esther; married 
Charles Bliven. 3. Allen. 4. James. 5. Charles ; married Sylvia Radaker. 

I. Joseph, son of Stephen Horton and Sarah Owens (Daniel, David, 
J-'oseph /.), born at Sommers, formerly Stephentown, N. Y., 24 Au- 
gust, 1759; married, in 1784, Mary Beedle, born about 1760. He 
died in June, 1813. 

Children all born at Sommers, N. Y. : 

I. Benjamin, born 19 February, 17S5; married Hannah Strang. 2. Jesse. 
3. Philena. 4. Joel. 5. Phebe. 

VIII. Wright, son of Stephen Horton and Elizabeth Frost, second 
wife, born at Yorktown, N. Y., 22 May, 1776; married 28 November, 
1798, Anna Quereau, daughter of Dr. Quereau, and born 10 March, 
1780. Died 4 January, 1852. He died 27 June, 1861. Children, 
probably, all born at Yorktown : 

1. Elias Quereau, born 22 December, iSoo; married .Mary Lyons. He died 

23 September, 1 83 1. 

2. Betsey Ann, born 4 November, 1S02; married 10 Januaiy, 1827, 

3. George W., born 10 September, 1S04 ; married Charlotte Griffin. I 

4. Frost, born 15 September, 1S06; married Phebe Tompkins. \ 

5. Stephen D., born 3 October, 180S; married Delia Clapp. He died 5 March, 1S42. I 

6. William C, born 9 January, iSll ; married Phebe McKeel ; he died 26 Janu- 

ary, 1846. 

7. Jane, born 17 July, 1813; married 19 May, 1S39, Thomas C. Van Heusen, 

8. Sarah, born 10 M;iy, 1815; married iS March, 183S, Joseph T. Hollow. She 

died II January, 1850. 

9. Peter Quereau, born 26 December, 1S17; re>i(les at Sing Sing. Unmarried. 
10. Wright Frost, born 22 February, 1820; died 23 March 1844. Unmarried. 

Seventh Generation. — Joseph I. 

I. Richard, son of Elijah Horton and Jemima Currie (Richard, 
yohn, David, Joseph I.), born in Peekskill, N. Y., about 1766. 
Moved with his father's family from Peekskill to Stroudsburg, Pa. 

Seventh Generatiofi.— Joseph I. 25 

bout 1782; married, in 17S7, Tabitha Jayne, daughter of Isaac 

ayne and Anna Lattemore, and probably born in New Jersey, about 

1768. They settled first at Middlesmithfield, Pa., but about 1790, 

k moved to Bradford Co., Pa., and settled permanenfly in Sheshequin, 

n land now, 1875, occupied by Joseph Towner, son of Enoch Tow- 

Sfier. They have both been dead many years — dates have not. been 

mdven. Both buried in Horn Brook Cemetery. 

ill Children all born in Sheshequin except David, who was born in 

^Middlesmithfield, Pa. 

1. David, born 22 October, 17SS; married Hannah Newell. 

2. Isaac Jayne, born 1 790; married Ruth N. P'erguson. Both dead. 

3. Infant, died before naming. 

4. Anna, born 1 792; married Caleb Shores. 

5. Tabitha, died young, 

6. Jemima, married John Lyons. 

7. Tabitha, married Nathaniel Shores. 

8. Betsey, married George Vibbert. 

9. Diana, married Stephen Shores. 

10. Richard, born 3 June, 1807 ; married Eliza Shores. 

11. Josephine, born 6 April, 1809; married Daniel Culver. He died 25 Au- 

gust, 1856. She died 27 September, 1856. 

12. Jane, married Aaron Shores, live in the West. 

13. Lorinda, married Orrin Smith. 

II. Elijah M., son of Elijah Horton, and Jemima Currie, born in 
Peekskill, N. Y., 9 June, 1768; married in 1791, Pamela Ogden, 
born in Northumberland, now Columbia Co., Pa., at the mouth of 
Fishing Creek. Soon after the birth of their first child, they moved 
_jp the Susquehanna River, and settled in Sheshequin. Pamela Ogden 
■^ .^lied II February, 1804, aged forty years. He married, 2. Abigail 
•^^ >ULLARD, born 11 April, 1780; died 3 March, 1845. He died 
u^f August, 1835. All buried in Horn Brook Cemetery. 
^\"\ Children all born in Sheshequin except Isaac S., who was born at 
Mshing Creek : 


1. Isaac Snyder, born 20 June, 1 792; married Hannah Elliott. 

2. Charles, burn 5 September, 1793; niarried Sally Brink; died 24 Feb- 

ruary, 1873. 

3. John, married • 

4. Lydia, married Rev. David Blackman. 

5. Mary, married, I. Smith Horton, 2. Rufus Cooley. 

6. Betsey, married King Shores. 

7. Elijah, married Elizabeth Ferguson Drake. She was born I August, 

17 (9 ; died 23 October, 1S63. 
S. Jar Jemima, married Joseph Elliott. 

26 Seventh Genefafwn. — -Joseph I. 

Bv second wife : 

9. William, Bullard, born 27 September, 1807; mamed Melinda Blackma 

10. Charles, married Sally Brink. 

11. Lucinda, married John B. Smith. 

12. John, married Sally Stevens, went West. • I 

III. Isaac, son of Elijah Horton and Elizabeth Currie, born ' 
Peekskill, 19 April, 1772. Came to Sheshequin with his fathe? 
married, i. Sally Smith, 2. Laura Stevens, sister of Ira H. Stevens 
Esq., former Sheriff of Bradford Co., and born in Athens, Pa., 
19 June, 1797. She died 19 June, 1851. Sally Smith died 18 Au- 
gust, 1814. He died 6 September. 1861, — without issue. All buried 
in Horn Brook Cemetery. 

IV. Joshua, son of Elijah Horton and Jemima Currie, born in 
Peekskill, N. Y., 7 October, 1774: married, about 1800, Lucv 
Thompson, daughter of William Thompson and Elsie Welsh, and born 
14 December, 1780. He came to Sheshequin about 1790. 

Children all born in Sheshequin : 

I. Elsie, born in iSoi ; married Abraham Durham. 2. Richard, born 1803; died 
aged 10 years, i month, and 10 days. 3. Lucy, born 1S05 ; married Lemuel Lan- 
drus. She died. 4. Sally, born 1S07 ; married Francis Forbes. 5. Joshua, bom 
1809; married Betsey Brink. 6. William, born iSil ; married Sally Shores. 

7. Richard T., born 20 May, 1813; married Rhoda Horton, daughter of David 

Lucy Thompson Horton died 19 May, 1S14. and he married 
Lucinda Ellis, born 2 January, 1788, and had — 

8. Ithiel, born 1815; married Polly Brink, moved West. 9. Lucinda marrit 1 
Ethan Tuthill, l^oth dead. 10. Esther married Jackson Blackman, no issue, tl 
live in the West. 11. Ulysses married Sally Elliott. 12. Fanny married Elij^ 
H. Blackman, lives in Illinois. 13. Eleazer married Harriet Chaffee, both de.'^ 
14. Lewis born 6 Februar)', 1822; married Sallie Maria Chaffee. 15. Luman 
married Phebe Horton, daughter of Richard N. Horton. 16. Nelson, married Luj 
Bullis. moved to Rochelle, 111. 

Lucinda Ellis Horton died 20 April, 1864, and he married Phee 
GooDSELL. He died 19 February, 1863, she is still living. He an 
and his two decea-sed wives were buried in Horn Brook Cemeterv. 

V. Gilbert, son of Elijah Horton and Jemima Currie, born i 
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1784; came to Bradford County wit 
his father; married Marv Beardslev and settled in Sheshequin. H 
moved to the West about 1850. 


Seventh Generatio7i. — -Joseph I. 27 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

1. Freeman, died at l8. 3. Reuben, married Polly Pierce. 

2. Clarissa, married Leonard Shaw. 4. David, went West. 

'Vl. Stephen, son of Elijah Horton and Jemima Currie, born in 
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, about 1786; died 23 November, 1868; 
married Susan Mayhew in 1807, she born on Long Island, New York, 
in 1788; died at North Towanda, Pennsylvania, 28 February, 1S73. 
They lived in Sheshequin, Pennsylvania. 
Children : 

1. Elijah Harrison, born 12 November, 1808; married Mary Forster. 

2. Hiram, married Hannah Hovey ; they live at Lawrenceville, Pa. 

3. Shepherd, married Harriet Accla ; live at Painted Post, N. V. 

4. Mayhew, married Elizabeth Lyons ; live at Blossburg, Pa. 

5. Elizabeth, married Geo. Williams; he is dead. 

6. Mary, married Benjamin Lyons. 

7. Catharine, married Hiram GofF; live in Monroe, Pa. 

8. Ann, married Rosin Fox ; live on Hollon Hill, Pa. 

Vn. William, son of Elijah Horton and Jemima Currie, born in 
Stroudsburg, Pa., 14 May, 1789 ; married at the old Judge Gore place, 
in Sheshequin, 15 January, 1809, by Samuel Gore, Esq., to Esther 
CowELL, daughter of Christopher Cowell and Rachel Coolbough, and 
born in Kingswood, N. J., 19 January, 1789. He settled in 181 1, in 
Sheshequin, about two miles from the river, where his widow now 
resides. She is now (1875) 87 years old, retains her mental faculties 
without any apparent failure, and, excepting dimness of sight, her 
bodily powers are remarkably well preserved. Her husband died 23d 

, 1858. Her son, Isaac Jackson, with whom she lives very 

comfortably, occupies the old homestead. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

\.^ Eliza, \iO\x\ 29 April, 1811; marrie 1 Joseph Tuthill ; she is dead. They had 

Lucinda, Arietta, Murray, Josiali, dead, Jerusha, dead. 
; Deli-^ht, born 4 Februaiy, 1 81 3; married Albert Ticthill. Children: William, 
' . who was shot by an Indian and instantly killed at Elm Grove, Minnesota, 
Esther, Lucinda, George, dead, Ursula, Franklin, Florence. 
^Richard Currie, born 29 May, 1816; married Elizabeth Smith. 
\ Lucinda, born 17 October, 1819; married Guy Smith. Children : Ulysses, dead, 
' Ethline, dead, Ward. 

William, born 29 June, 1822; married Polly Margaret Rundell. Children: 
Relsamon, Mahlon, Alice, Mary, Jane, Franklin. Mahlon and Alice are 
dead. The rest live in Iowa. 
Esther Jemima, born 27 March, 1S24; married John Vought j son of David 
Vought and Nelly Huyck. Children: Amanda, Eliza, Helen, Thomas, 
John, dead, Eugene, Esther. 


28 Seventh Ge?ieration. — Joseph I. 


7. Rachel Amanda, born 5 April, 1826; married George Chaffee. Cliildren: ', .^il- 

liam Dallas, dead, Francis, Mahlon and Sevelon, twins, Ethline, Jack on, 

8. Isaac Jackson, born 3 Dec., 1828; married 3 March, 1852, in Sheshequin, by I ev. 

Mr. Gibson, of the Universalist Church of Sheshequin, to Elizabeth Rog 'rs, 
daughter of John Rogers and Elizabeth Petit, and born in Litchfield, Pen I'a, 
26 December, 1834; they reside at the old homestead of William Horton. 
No children. 

9. Lucy Ann, born 12 September, 1830 ; married, in Sheshequin, 31 December, 

1850, by Rev. S. J. Gibson, to Joseph Franklin Blackman, son of Col. 
Franklin Blackman and Sybil Beardsley, and born 9 June, 1825 ; they reside 
in Sheshequin, near Col. Blackman''^, Children: William Wallace, born 
7 October, 1851 ; Mary, born 28 July, 1854; Florence E,, born [7 October, 
1858, died 26 July, 1861 ; George, born 17 February, 1863; Grace, born 
I September, 1870. 

I. Phebe, daughter of Henry Horton and Abigail Cook {Hon. 
William, Da?iiel, David, Joseph /.), born at Colchester, New York, 
27 December, 1794; married 15 January, 1S17, by Esq. Robinson, to 
Daniel Robbins. He was born 29 July, 1792; he died 9 September, 
1850. She died. 

Children, born at Chaumont : 

1. Caroline Horton, born 19 April, 1818; married, 9 Feb'y, 1837, Noah Dunham. 

2. Marietta, l)orn 3 April, 1 820; married, 27 January, 1 842, to James Stebbins. 

3. Abigail Horton, born 18 Jan., 1823; married, 28 Feb., 184S, to Geo. W. Phelps. 

4. James, born 26 November, 1824. 

5. John D. A., born 2 January, 1827; married 30 June, 1850, to Elizaljeth Lance, 

6. Daniel C , born 29 May, 1829; married, 16 February, to Magdaline Zimmerman. 

7. Eliza E., born 22 May, 1832 ; married Chauncy Canfield, 20 April, 1851. 

8. Lucy Jane, l)orn 20 August, 1 834. 

III. Eliza, daugliter of Henry Horton and Abigail Cook, born 
7 December, 1799; married Ralph \V. Rogers, by Elder Farmer, 
4 February, 1819. He born 27 September, 1792; died 29 Sept., 1866. 

Children, born at Point Salubrious, the residence of their parents : 

1. Perley, born 18 Aug., 1802 ; married, by Rev. J. Canfield, to Susanna Dunh•art'.^ 

2. Henry Horton, born 19 February, 1822; died 31 May, 1830. 

3. Charles, born 24 September, 1823; married, 22 Fel)ruai7, 184-, by Esq. Hi yt, 

to Angeline Bloget. 

4. Byron, born 19 June, 1825 ; married Julia \. Warner. 

5. Anna J., born 29 June, 1827; married Edwin Warner, by Esq. Hoyt. 

6. Minot J., 23 July, 1829; married, I. Adeline Dewey, 2. Jerusha Hagens. 

7. Mercy Ann, born 3 Dec, 1832; married, by Rev. J. Canfield, to Daniel Ov J s. 

8. James L., born 23 March, 1835 ; married, I. Elizabeth Denison, 2. Lou a 

Warner, 3. Almyra Warner. 

9. Gaylord, bom 22 April, 1S37. 

10. Rebecca, born 24 December, 1838; married Ambrose Warner. . 

1 1. Cyrus, born 4 June, 1S41 ; married Mary Moren. 


Seventh Gefierafion. — Joseph I. 29 

'. John Todd, son of Henry Horton and Abigail Cook, born at 

^Chester, N. Y., 29 September, 1803; married at Point Salubrious, 

I4''- January, 1827, by Esq. Lockwood, to Emeline Smith, born 

15 June, 1806. He is a blacksmith by trade, resides at Mason City, 

Iowa. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Children all born at Point Salubrious, except William D., born at 
Mason, Iowa. 

1. Albert F., born 26 Deceml)er, 1S27; married Lucinda Hunter. 

2. Emily, born 9 March, 1S30; died 18 August, 1836. 

3. Martha M.,])orn II March, 1832; married 27 February, 1851, by Rev. I. Can- 

field, to George Hunter. 

4. Isabella D., born 9 November, 1834; married, 20 September, 1S64, William 

Knapp. She died 29 December, 1873. 

5. Emma F., born 2 June, 1838; died 20 December, 1838. 

6. John S., born 29 November, 1840 ; married Olive Verder. 

VI. Le Roy, son of Henry Horton and Abigail Cook, born in Col- 
chester, N. Y., 10 November, 1S05 ; married, 26 February, 1828, by 
Esq. Stone, to Jane Reynolds, born 22 November, 1807. 

Children all born at Lyme, N. Y. 

1. Henry, born 20 July, 1831 ; married Sally Bush. 

2. Angeline Cook, born 31 August, 1833 ; married Isaac Adams. 

3. William Dare, born 17 September, 1S35; married Louisa Border. 

4. Margaret, born 7 July, 1837 ; died 3 July, 1868. 

5. Isaac Cook, born 27 April, 1839; married Helen F. Blodgett. 

6. Dorr, born 12 September, 1S41 ; married Eveline O. Fish. 

7. James Le Roy, born 2 Februaiy, 1S44; married Martha J. Williamson. 

V'.I. Samuel McCrea, son of Henjy Horton and Abigail Cook, 
born at Colchester, N. Y., 14 October, 1807; married 2 November, 
1831, to Leah Trumper ; she was born 2 April, 1810. He died at 

'naumont, 1870. Moved to Chaumont with his father's famiiv where 

I settled. 

. Children all born at Chaumont : 

I. John McCrea, born 2 August, 1S32 ; married 1 1 March, 1857, to Mary Jane 
helley, no children. 2. Henry Trumper, born 25 January, 1835; married I January, 
860, to Rachel Doty. 3. Abigail C, born 4 January, 1838; married James Lauer. 

; Henry T. Horton and Rachel Doty have two children: 

I. Levi D., born 6 Augustj 1861, and 2. Estella, born 2 September, 1865. 

X. Henry, son of Henry Horton and Abigail Cook, born at Point 

Salubrious, N. Y., 12 April, 1814; married 6 January, 1836, by Esq. 

buse, to Sarah P. Dunham; she was born 6 July, 1818 ; she 


30 Seventh Generation. — Joseph I. 

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died 28 July, 1858. He married, 2. on the 6 January, i860, ; -■ 

George Smith, Esq., to Fidelia Horton; she died 26 January, 18 o... * 

He married, 3. by Esq. Ennons, 12 April, 1872, to Helonia Pluche. 

Children by first wife, born at Point Salubrious. 

1. Caroline, born 12 July, 1838; married Warren Horton. He died 4 July, 1870,. 

leaving one son Willie, bom 16 August, 1869. 

2. Edward Baker, bom 21 October, 1840 ; married Ellen Delma. 

3. George Bertrand, born 27 April, 1844; married Henrietta Meeks. 

By second wife : 

4. Sarah Estella, born 12 December, 1861. 5. Harry, born 6 March, 1S66. 
6. Jason, born 2 May, 1867. 7, Frank A., born 16 January, 1870. 

George Philip, son of Joseph Horton, {^Stephen^ Daniel, David, 
y^oseph /.), born in Claverack, N. Y. , in 1798; married Magdalena 
Miller, daughter of Cornelius Miller, and born in Claverack, N. Y., 
in 1800. 


1. Rev. F. A., born in Philmont, N, Y., 15 September, 1S41. 

2. Cornelius Miller, born in Philmont, N, Y., 26 November, 1844. 

**The original ancestor on the father's side was Michael, and on the 
mother's side it was Cornelius Stephanse Muldor, friend and companion 
of the old Patroon, the Hon. Stephen Van Rensalcer, and originally 
from Rykerk, UoXUnd.''— Letter of Rev. F. A. Horton, of Catskill, 
now {1874), of Cleveland. 

VI. Thomas, son of Thomas Horton and Mary Wright ( Thomas, 
Thomas, David, Joseph I.), born in Hector, Schuyler Co., N. y,^ 
26 June, iSoo; married, 27 February, 1823, to Rachel Lei. 
daughter of David Lee, of Duchess Co., N. Y. 

Children, probably, all born in Pultney, Steuben Co., X. Y. : 


1. David Lee, born 1S24; married Susan Swarthout. 

2. William Edward, horn 14 March, 1826; married Nancy Bancroft. 

3. Mar)', born 26 July, 182S; married 5 June, 1849, ^o ^^v. J. C. Mallory. 

4. Martha Cordelia, born 4 Oct., 1830; married II Oct., 1852, Rev. A. B. Cha5« 

5. Ann Eliza, born 15 March, 1833 ; married 4 July, 1852, Minor Swarthout. 

6. Daniel Tr.ylor, born 16 Nov., 1835; married, I. Mary Ann Swarthout, 2. Mar 

Jane Knapp. I 

7. Sarah Maria, horn 10 October, 1838; died 28 June, 1855. 

8. Joseph Robert. Iwrn 25 April, 1841 ; married, 25 Feb., 1868, to Abbey Gos-y* 

9. Theodore Marcena, lx)rn 11 August, 1S45; married Mary E. Jordan. <^\ 




Seventh Generation.— Joseph I. 31 

I. Elias Quereau, son of Wright Horton and Anna Quereau 
{Stephen, Daniel, David, Joseph I.), born at Yorktown, 22 Decem- 
ber, 1800; was married in Bedford, N. Y., 25 January, 1826, by Ezra 
Fountain, to Mary Lyons, daughter of Ezra Lyons, and born in 
Bedford, about 1802. He died 23 September, 1831, at Yorktown; 
was buried at Amawalk. 

Children born at Yorktown : 

I. Martha Ann, born 26 December, 1829. 2. Elizabeth M., born 27 May, 1831. 

George Washington, son of Wright Horton and Anna Quereau, 
born at Yorktown, West Chester Co., N. Y., 10 September, 1804: 
married, i. at Bedford, N. Y., by Daton Webus, Esq., 3 November, 
1824, to Charlotte Griffin, daughter of Jacob and Rosanna Griffin ; 
she died at Richfield Springs, 5 June, 1843; married, 2. to Julia 
A. Caney, 10 March, 1844, daughter of Edward and Mary Caney. 

Children : 

1. Charles W., born 2 Novt^ml^.^r, 1X25 ; <lie<l 13 December, 1826. 
By second wife : 

2. Anna, born 6 April, 1845 ; married Menzo Clapsadale. 

3. Jane Elizabeth, born 25 November, 1S4S; died 20 February, 1864. 

4. Mary Louisa, born 19 November, 1850; died 28 January, 1867. 

5. William Van Hocson, born 22 June, 1S64; died 28 March, 1870. 

George W. Horton is now living at Richfield Springs, Otsego Co., 
N. Y. He is a liberal, kind-hearted man, much esteemed in the 

IV. Hon. Frost, son of Wright Horton and Ann Quereau, born in 
Yorktown, N. Y., 15 September, 1806; married at Yorktown, 17 Oc- 
tober, 1827, by Thomas Tompkins, Esq., to Phebe Tompkins, daugh- 
ter of William Tompkins and Lydia Lane, and born at Yorktown, 
25 November, 1S03. William Tompkins was a cousin of Ex-Governor 
Daniel D. Tompkins, of New York. 

Children, all born at Peekskill : 

1. William James, born 10 December, 1828; married Leah B. Carpenter. 

2. Sarah Jane, born 10 June, 1832; died 10 March, 1835. 

3. Cornelia, born 17 February, 1837; died 18 Februaiy, 1852. 

4. Stephen D., born 17 February, 1837 ; married Emily Horton. 

Hon. Frost Horton is a retired manufacturer, and resides at Peeks- 
kill. He has always been a prominent man in the community, enjoy- 
ing in a high degree the confidence and respect of his fellow citizens. 


32 Seventh Generation. — -Joseph I. 

He possesses fine social qualities, and, since retiring from business, he 
occasionally amuses himself in hunting and fishing. His integrity, 
industry and great business capacities, during the active part of his 
life, rendered him a most valuable acquisition to the community in 
which he carried on his business, and the articles he manufactured 
were of sterling value to the farming interests of the country. 

Mr. Horton, on sending me his photograph for an engraving, 
accompanied it with the following very modest and unassuming sketch 
of his life : 

"I was born in Yorktown, Westchester County, New York, 15 
September, 1806. My parents were farmers, in moderate circum- 
stances. I remained with them until I was seventeen, working on the 
farm in the summer, and going to school in the winter, thus acquiring 
merely a common-school education. When I was seventeen years old, 
at the suggestion of my parents, I decided to learn the blacksmith 
trade, and commenced the business at once, and served an appren- 
ticeship for several years. On the 17th of October, 1827, I married 
Phebe Tompkins, and on the 9th of March, 1S20. we moved to Peeks- 
kill village, where we have resided ever .since. I bought some pro- 
perty, and set up the blacksmithing business. I succeeded well in the 
business. In the spring of 1835 I entered into a co-partnership busi- 
ness with Mr. Truman Minor, under the firm name of * Minor & Hor- 
ton,' and went into the foundry business, manufacturing agricultural 
imi)kments, jirincipally ploughs and plough-castings. Our business 
increased rapidly, and paid us well. We continued partners for 
twenty years.' In 1855 Mr. Minor retired from business, and I took 
in Mr. Geo. W. Depeu as a partner, and about two years afterwards, 
we admitted each of us a son, and the firm then became, ' Horton, 
Depeu & Sons.' Our manulactured articles were sold in nearly every 
State in the Union, and also in many foreign countries. 

*' In 1862 we all sold out to a stock company, formed for that pur- 
pose. Having been in active business for thirty years, 1 now retired.: 
In the spring of 1855 I was elected Supervisor of the town of Cort-i 
landt, and I represented that town in the Board of Supervisors for fiv sj 
years in succession. 

*' In the winter of 1858, I was a member of the I- gislature from 
this Assembly District. For many years I held the various offices of 
our village, but of late have declined official stations, preferring the 
enjoyments of private life." 

Mr. Horton is not a public professor of Christianity, but is a gen- 
tleman of correct moral deportment, nnd very temperatr" in h•^ br^'nts. 

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*' In the winter of 1358, I was a member of the T/gislalure from 
this Assembly District. For many years I held the various offices of 
our village, but of late have declined official stations, preferring the 
enjoyments of private life." 

Mr. Horton is not a public professor of Christianity, but is a gen- 
tleman of correct moral deportment, and ver\- temperate in his haMts. 







Seve?ith Ge7ieratio?i. — -Joseph I. 33 

Mrs. Horton is an amiable lady, and a valued member of the Presby- 
terian Church. 

V. Stephen D., son of Wright Horton and Ann Quereau, born at 
Yorktown, 3 October, 1808; moved to Peekskill in 1S32; married in 
Peekskill, 13 January, 1841, by Rev. Mr. Westbrook, to Delia Clapp, 

daughter of Philip Clapp and Ferris. They had one child, 

Emma, born at Peekskill in 1842, died in 1856. He was a lawyer, 
very industrious and ambitious, and died 5 March, 1842, probably 
from applying himself too closely to his i)rofession and overtasking 
his mental powers. 

VI. William Clements, son of Wright Horton and Ann Quereau, 
born at Yorktown, 9 January, 1811; married 29 August, 1832, at 
Yorktown, by Thomas Tompkins, Esq., to Phebe McKeel, daughter 
of Moses McKeel. She died at Yorktown, in 1845, leaving one child, 
which died young. He died 26 January, 1846. All buried in York- 
town Cemetery. 


t •■  • . 
n. Wright, son of Maj. Micajah Horton and Hannah Williams 
{Hon. William, Daniel, David, Joseph /.), born at Colchester, X. Y., 
24 April, 1803 ; married — resides in Howard County, Kansas. 

HI. Isaac Williams, son of Maj. Micajah Horton and Hannah 
Williams, born in Colchester, N. Y., 10 October, 1805 ; married 10 
October, 1832, in Colchester, to Adah Washburn. 

Children, all born in Colchester : 

1. Mary Antoinette, born 7 January, 1834; married John R. Miller. 

2. Elbridge Micajah, born 20 March, 1836; married Jane Pixley. 

3. Ansell Phinney, born 27 December, 1837; married Mary T. Root. 

4. Helen Delia, born 30 September, 1842 ; unmarried. 

5. James Perry, born 28 February, 1S45; married Lydia Dallsom. 

6. Harriet Huntly, born 9 April, 1847; unmarried. 

Isaac W. Horton moved from Colchester 2 June, 1847, to Vevay, 
Ingham County, Michigan ; settled and remained there until Septem- 
ber, 1853, when he removed to Mason, in the same county, and kept 
the "Mason Hotel" until about 1861 ; he still resides in Mason. 

X. George Washington Page, son of John Horton and Sarah 
Hagar (Hon. William, Daniel, David, Joseph I.), born in Colchester,. 
New York, 6 February, 1816: married in Dryden, Tompkins County, 


34 Seventh Generation, — Joseph I. 

New York, i6 September, 1852, by the Rev. S. Minier, to Julia E. 
Carpenter, daughter of John Y. Carpenter and Sarah Jane Delany, 
and born in 18 18. 

Children, both born in Colchester: 

I. Edward Delany, born 15 August, 1854. 2. Eva Jane, horn 6 September, 1857. 

I. John White, son of James Horton and Martha White {Hon. 
William, Daniel, David, Joseph I.), born at Colchester, New York, 
12 October, 1802; married at Brownville, Jefferson County, New 
York, 17 September, 1826, by the Rev. Lyman Ackerman, to Candis 
Louisa Fox, daughter of Gabriel Ely Fox and Betsey, and born in 
Chestertown, Warren County, New York, 12 October, 1805. She 
died at Adams Centre, Jefferson County, New York, 13 December, 
1872. He is a Deacon in the Baptist Church, embraced religion in 
early life, has always been a prominent man, and commanded the 
respect and esteem of all who knew him. He went to Jefferson 
County, New York, in his infancy, and in 1826 he purchased land at 
Adams Centre, and became a well-to-do farmer, exerting a salutary 
influence in the community, being active in the moral and religious 
enterprises of the day; he resided there until after the death of his 
wife, when he went to Troy, New York, where he now (1874) resides. 

Children, all born at Adams Centre : 

1. Louisa Maria, born 9 August, 1827 ; married Moses Pierson. 

2. Luciuda Elizabeth, born 17 October, 1829; married James Taylor Main. 

3. Lavanda Candis, born 15 November, 1832; married William D. Armo. 

4. Licetta Augusta, born November, 1842; married Willard Reese Hammond. 

'The following auto-biographical sketch of Dea. John W. Horton, 
contained in one of his letters, is interesting and well worth pre- 
serving : 

"I was ])orn in the town of Colchester, Delaware County, New 
York, on llie 12th of October, 1802. When a little over three years 
old, my father moved to Lyme, Jefferson County, New York, which 
was then known as the Black River Country, and settled on the shore 
of Chaumont Bay, at the east end of Lake Ontario. It was here I spent 
my childhood and my boyhood days, learning, as I grew up, how to 
endure the privations of a pioneer life in a northern wilderness. At 
the age of nine years I began to know what manual labor meant, 
working on the farm in the summer, and going to school in the win- 
ter. In those days our school-houses were frequently some old log 
house, which some settler had built and then vacated, and perhaps 
left the country, or moved into better quarters. Such school-houses 







Seventh Generation. — -Joseph I. 35 

were splendid for hot weather, being so well ventilated ; but in the 
winter they required piles of wood and great physical endurance to 
keep warm. My facilities for acquiring an education were exceedingly 
limited. Being the eldest of eight children, perhaps I had to take a 
little more of the rough end of life than some of the others. 

"At the commencement of my seventeenth year, my father com- 
menced preparing for building a new house, and I then gave up going 
to school, and worked through the winter at quarrying stone and get- 
ting lumber for the new house. The house was commenced in the 
spring and completed before fall, myself and younger brother carrying 
the stone and mixing the mortar. 

*'I remained with my father until I was twenty-four years old. I 
then went for myself. I purchased land, and settled permanently at 
Adams Centre, after my marriage. In December, 1829, myself and 
wife connected ourselves with the Baptist Church, at the State Road, 
Jefferson County, New York. 

''We were blessed with four daughters — all grew up to womanhood, 
married, made a public profession of religion, and became members of 
the Baptist Church. We occupied our old home until the 13th of 
December, 1872, when death removed my dear wife from this world 
of care, pain and suffering to the mansions of everlasting rest, as I 
humbly trust. 

"The next April I sold my farm, and I am now spending the few 
remaining days of my life with my three surviving daughters, by 
whose affectionate care and tenderness I am made quite contented and 
happy. ' ' 

II. George, son of James Horton and Martha White, born at Col- 
chester, N. Y., 31 March, 1804; married, 29 January, 1829, to Sabra 
Mills, born at Deering, N. H., 29 May, 1804. They reside at Point 
Salubrious, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and they are worthy members of the 
Baptist Church. 

Children : 

I. George Dinsmore, born at Chaiimont, N. Y., 3 November, 1829. 
f 2. Ann Elizabeth, born at Adams Centre, N. Y., 30 December, 1831. 

i 3. James White, born at Brownsville, N. Y., 6 March, 1834. 

I 4. Robert Mills, born at Brownsville, N. Y., 3 July, 1836. 

5. Francis Newell, bom at Brownsville, N. Y., 29 June, 1838. 

6. Andrew Marcus, born at Brownsville, N. Y., 31 December, 1840. 

7. Martha Maria, born at Brownsville, N. Y., lO April, 1842. 

8. John Williams, born at Brownsville, N. Y., 12 September, 1845. 

9. Emily Agnes, born at Brownsville, N. Y., 12 March, 1847. 

36 Seventh Ge?ieratton. — -Joseph I. 

III. Axx Caroline, daughter of James Horton and Martha White, 
born at Chaumont, N. Y., 13 June, 1806; married, at Point Sa- 
lubrious, 30 January, 1833, by the Rev. Asher Stanton, to Benjamin 
Ryder 2. a farmer, and born at Dumerstown, Yt., 31 Decem- 
ber, 1806; he died at his residence in Brownsville, N. Y., 12 
November, 1871. 

Children all born at Brownsville, except Watkins L., born at 
Chaumont : 

1. Watkins L., born 6 Maixb, 1834; married Mary E. Spaulding, resides at Mon- 
tella, 111. He was a faithful soldier in the Union army, served during the war, and 
was honorably discharged. He is a lawyer. 

2. Cornelia W., born 7 January, 1836; married Charles J. Gillingham, lives at 
Watertown, N. V. 

3. William Wallace, born 22 August, 1838; married Frances M. Easterbrooks. 

4. Walter Van Rantz, born 9 January, 1S41 ; died in the service of his countiy, 
November, 1864. 

'' He was a good soldier; his kind and obliging disposition, and 
his soldierly bearing won for him the respect and good-will of all who 
knew him. His love for his country overrode all personal considera- 
tions, and he was often heard to say, that the life of a civilian had no 
attractions for him while armed traitors refused to acknowledge the 
laws and its institutions typified by the Stars and Stripes. He loved 
his friends and home, but he loved his country more, and he was wil- 
ling to bid adieu to father and mother, brothers and sisters, and go 
into the foremost rank of those who were battling for the right, and 
he battled nobly, and fell at last a martyr for his country's freedom. 
He died in Millon Prison, Ga.. aged 23 years and 10 months." — 
Extract of Letter of Andrew Horton. 

5. Willie Gaylord, born 15 May, 1S43; ^1'^^ 30 January-, 1849. ^- Maiy L., bom 
26 i'*^47- 7- Willis Bruce, boin 19 September, 1S50. 

lY. Yaliant McRea, son of James Horton and Martha White, born 
at Lyme, N. Y., 14 May, 180S ; married at Adams, N. Y., 30 Au- 
gust, 1837, Delia M. Cook. They moved to Ridgefield, O., in 1837, 
where they both died, he 14 August, 1857; she 7 August, 1863. 
Children all born at Grafton, O., except 

1. Charles, born at Ridgefield, ()., 18 June, 183S ; died 20 May, 1840. 

2. William Benton, born 13 1S40; married Lavina Edgar, 9 September, 

1S62. He enlisted, 22 Januaiy, 1863, in the 8 Regiment N. Y. Sharpshooters, was 
taken prisoner at the Weldon Railroad, 19 August, 1864, was confined in Salisbury 
Prison, N. C, and died for his country, 2 January, 1865. 

Sevefith Generation. — -Joseph I. 37 

3. Cornelius C, l)orn 8 January, 1843 • '^^^^ i August, 1S65. 

4. Echvnrd W., born 30 December, 1844; enlisted in the 3d Regiment Ohio Cav- 
alary, 28 March, 1864, was mustered out at Edgefield, Tenn., 4 August, 1865. 

5. Eugene W. born 29 May, 1847; <^'i^d 30 July, 1848, 

6. Martha Louisa, born 15 January, 1852; a modest, unassuming, pious young 
lady, living with her cousin, Mrs. Hammond, in Troy. 

V. James IngersoLj son of James Horton and Martha White, born 
on Point Salubrious, N. Y., 19 March, 1810; married Tst of January, 
1839, to Lucy B. Hubbard. 

Children : 

1. Ella Isadore, born in Lyme, X. Y., 6 July, 1844. 

2. Theron Kimble, born in Lyme, N. Y., 2 Noveml)er, 1847. 


VI. Cornelius W. Van Rantz, son of James Horton and Martha 
White, born in Lyme, N. Y., 31 January, 1812; married 13 Septem- 
ber, 1843, to Emeline E. Dickerson. 

Children all born in Lyme, except Judson A., who was born in 
Somerville, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 

1. Emma A., born 23 June, 1845. 

2. Georgia Ann, born 25 Sept., 1846; resides in Troy, is employed in preparing 
for the press, the Transactions of the Homceopathic Society of the State of New 
York. In 1865, she was a clerk in one of the Census Bureaus at Albany, occupying 
the same place her father had held in 1S55. She is educated, intelligent, and pious, 
and possesses fine social qualities. 

3. Annie, born 17 April, 1848; married, I June, 1866, to Alfred E. Field, a clerk 
in the New York Post-Office, have one child, Harriet Van Rantz Field, born at 
Glen Cove, L. I., 17 October, 1867. 

4. Judson A., born 13 March, 1850, 5. Willet S., born 11 June, 1853. 

6. Eva A., born 25 May, 1855. 

7. Theodore, born 20 November, i860; died 24 March, 1861. 

C. Van Rantz Horton died at Lyme, 3 September, 1862. He was 
mostly self-educated, possessed a good literary taste, was a good writer, 
and left an interesting diary. 

VII. William Henry, son of James Horton and Martha White, 
born on Point Salubrious, N. Y., 24 January, 1814 ; married 20 No- 
vember, 1 85 1, to Harriet Wright, born 16 August, 1824. 

Children all born on Point Salubrious : 

I. William Wirt, bom 26 October, 1852. 2. Lucy Lavina, born 3 December, 1853. 

3, Darwin D., born 22 August, 1855 ; died 8 September, 1865. 

4. Beulah A. G., born 2 November, 1856; died 4 February, 1S58. 

38 Seventh Generation. — -Joseph I. 

5. Jessie -M.. born 2 March, 1859; died 11 August, 1865. 

6. Winfield Scott, born 15 September, 1861 ; 21 January, 1862. 

7. Abraham Lincoln, born 9 September, 1863; died 31 August, 1865. 

William Henry occupies the old homestead of his father on Point 
Salubrious. Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

VII. Sar,\h Maria, daughter of James Horton and Martha White, 
born on Point Salubrious, N. Y., 10 August, 1817; she is an interest- 
ing and intelligent lady, engaged heartily in the work of the Horton 
Genealogy, and has done more than any other one in looking up the 
descendants of the first Joseph. She resides at Chaumont, and is 
a worthy member of tjie Baptist Church, is much esteemed and 
highly respected in the community. Her health is somewhat impaired, 
nevertheless she is active in every benevolent work, and she has 
been unwearied in her efforts to ferret out the genealogical data of her 
branch of the family. She possesses genuine piety, a mild and affable 
disposition, and never forgets her friends, ind even if she has enemies 
she remembers them only to do good to them, by teaching them by 
her words and deeds to have a better mind. 

Eighth Ge?ieration. — -Joseph I. 

I. Homer, son of Isaac Horton and Prudence Knapp {Hon. William, 
Stephen, Daniel, David, Joseph I.), born at Colchester, N. Y., 29 June, 
1809; married, at Liberty Corners, N. Y., to Jane Davidge. 

Children all born in Sullivan Co., N. Y. : 

I. Walter married, lives at Sheffield, Pa., has one child. 2. Lucien, born 14 

December, 1S36; married Hattie Burr, 3, Elizabeth married McNair, has 

three children. 4. Rachel married McNair, has two children. 5. James, 

born I August, 1849; married Willimina Garrit. 6. Isaac. 7. Sarah. 

III. James, son of Isaac Horton and Prudence Knapp, born at Col- 
chester, 5 June, 1813; married, i. Elizabeth Kremer, 2. Eliza 
Ann Clements. 

Children, by first wife : 

I. Archer. 2. Mary married Mansfield. N. nes of children by second wife, 
not given. 

Eighth Generatio7i. — jf^oseph I. 39 

IV. Charles, son of Isaac Horton and Prudence Knapp, born at 
Colchester, 25 February, 1815; married Betsy Grant. 

Children, all born at Liberty Falls, New York : 

I. Lucinda,'born 14 Dec, 1843; niarried 16 Jan., 1867, to S. H. Yocum. 2. Gur- 
don B., born 8 July, 1845; married ; dealer in hides, New York. 3. Melvin, 

born 25 May, 1847; unmarried. 4. Francis E., born 29 Nov., 1848. 5. Louisa, 
born 25 Jan., 1851. 6. Florence, born 19 Sept., 1854. 

Charles Horton is a merchant and leather manufacturer, in Middle- 
town, New York, and also interested in large tanneries, in western 
Pennsylvania. He is wealthy, is doing a large business, and has a beau- 
tiful lot and dwelling house in Middletown, New York. 

V. Esther, daughter of Isaac Horton and Prudence Knapp, born at 
Colchester, it August, 181 7; married Nathaniel Gildersleeve. 


I. William. 2. Isaac. 3. Henr)'. 4. Annis. 5. Lizzie. 6. Elsie. 

VI. Clarissa, daughter of Isaac Horton and Prudence Knapp, born 
II May, 1819; married John C. Smith. 

Children : 

I. Perry. 2. Charle?. 3. Flavins, 

VII. Ovid, son of Isaac Horton and Prudence Knapp, born at Col- 
chester, New York, 7 May, 1821 ; married in Bethel, New York, 3 
June, 1847, by Rev. William Reeves, to Catherine Graham Holiday, 
daughter of Rev. Thomas Holiday and Elizabeth McCoy, and born at 
New Scotland, Albany County, New York, 28 February, 1825. 

Children, all born at Liberty Falls, New York: 

I. George, born 27 March, 1848; he is superintendent of the Sheffield Tannery, 
Warren County, Pa. 2. Byron, born 24 Dec., 1851; he graduated at Union Col- 
lege, New York, in the class of 1872; he is now and has been for two years past, a 
teacher in an Academy, near New York City; he possesses a good moral character, 
is " apt to teach," and is much esteemed and respected. 3. Celia, born Jan., 1S55. 
4. Catherine, born 24 April, 1857. 5. James Holiday, born II Dec, 1859. 

Ovid Horton is a merchant, and is the proprietor of the Liberty 
Falls Mills, and manufactures flour and lumber.. He enjoys the confi- 
dence, respect and esteem of the community. He has taken a lively 
interest in the history of the Horton family, and has cheerfully an- 
swered the circulars and letters sent him. 

The Rev. Thomas Holiday was a Presbyterian minister, and labored 

40 Eighth Generation. — -Joseph I. 

faithfully in the ministry in New Scotland, N. Y., for more than thirty 

IX. Webb, son of Isaac Horton and Prudence Knapp, born at Col- 
chester, N. Y., 24 February, 1826; married at Montgomery, Orange 
Co., N. Y., 28 August, 1855, by Rev. E. F. Fowler, of Monticello, 
N. Y., to Elizabeth Ann Radaker, daughter of Henry Radaker and 
Rachel Taylor,' and born in Montgomery, N. Y., in 1833. 

Children, all born in Damascus, Wayne Co., Pa.: 

I. Eugene, born 22 May, 1S56, 2. Junius Ray, born 2 March, i860. 3. Carrie 
Josephine, born 18 Sept., 1861. 

Webb Horton is largely engaged in the manufacture of leather and 
lumber, and also in general mercantile business at Sheffield, Warren 
Co., Pa. In a letter of 9th February, 1874, he says : 

" My mother is living and in good health ; she is in the 87th year 
of her age and resides at Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y. ; her father died 
aged ZZ, and her grandmother aged 94 ; she has now living ten chil- 
dren, thirty-seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren." 

X. Emily, daughter of Isaac Horton and Prudence Knapp, born at 
Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y., 11 December, 1829; married Nicholas 
M. Young. 

Children, born at Liberty Falls: 

I. Amelia. 2. Reuben. 

I. Thomas Hyatt, M. D., son of Stephen Horton and Susanna Hyatt, 
(^Thomas, Thotnas, Thomas, David, Joseph /.\ born in Pultney, 
Steuben Co., N. Y., 9 June, 1819; married in Jerusalem, Yates Co., 
N. Y., 24 Sept., 1840, by Rev. A. B. Winchel, to Laura Ann Tor- 
rance, daughter of William H. Torrance and Salome, and born in 
Jerusalem, i November, 1818. 

Children : 

1. William Nelson, born in Jerusalem, New York, 5 September, 1841, 

2. Stephen, born in Jerusalem, 18 March, 1842; married at Lock Haven, Pa., 2 

Sept., 1872, to Alice Ferris, of Bath, N. Y. 

3. Levi Eugene, born in Pultney, 29 Aug., 1845; niarried in Bath, 6 Ai)ril, 1867. 

by the Rev. Stephen Merritt, to Matilda >L Hickok. 

4. Thomas Carson, bom in Jerusalem, 23 August, 1849. 

5. Ida Caroline, born in Cameron, N. Y., II October, 1861. 

Thomas H. Horton is a physician, resides in Bath, Steuben County, 

Seventh Generation. — Joseph I. 4l 

New York, and is a successful practitioner, standing fair in the 

Eighth Generation. — -Joseph I. 

I. David, son of Richard Horton and Tabitha Jayne (^Elijah, Rich- 
ard, John, David, Joseph I.), born in Middle Smithfield, Pa., 22 Oct., 
1788, came with his father to Bradford County, in 1792; married in 
Sheshequin, 31 May, 1812, by George Scott, Esq., to Hannah Newell, 
daughter of Abel Newell and Amy Wilcox, and born in Sheshequin, 
5 Feb., 1794- She died 28 Jan., 1875; ^^ ^i^<^ 23 June, 1875. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

1. Richard Newell, born 28 Jan., 1S13; m:irriecl by Rev. X. Rouse, to Celinda 


2. Nancy Strickland, born 1 1 Oct., 1S14; married by H. Morgan, Esq., 9 April, 

1833, to James De Money. 

3. Rhoda B., born 16 Aug., 1S16; married Richard T. Horton. 

4. Daniel Jayne, born 18 July, 1818; married Rhoda Chaffee. He died 21 

March, 1867. 

5. Tabitha, Ijorn 17 June, 1820; married Moses Canfield. 

6. Eliza Ann, b.>rn 25 Feb., 1822; died 15 June, 183S. 

7. Adaline, born 20 March, 1824; married Charles Chaffee. 

8. David, born 25 Jan., 1826; married Arilla Newell. 

9. Benjamin, born 25 Sept., 1827; married Lucinda D. Canfield. 

10. William Franklin, born 2 Sept., 1829; died 1 1 Aug., 1830. 

11. William Pesse, born 5 Sept., 1831; married Susan Lyon Young. 

12. Hannah, born lo June, 1834; married Dr. C. D. H. Cole. 

13. Joseph Elliott, born 28 Oct., 1836; died unmarried. 

14. George Landon, born 5 Aug., 1838; married Lucinda M. Horton, daughter of 

Ulysses, son of Joshua Horton. 

IV. Anna, daughter of Richard Horton and Tabitha Jayne, born in 
Sheshequin, in 1782 ; married at the residence of her father, in She- 
shequin, 25 March, 181 2, by William Myer, Esq., to Caleb Shores, 
son of Samuel Shores and Polly Stephens, and born at Canoe Brook, 
Sussex Co., N. J., 15 Sept., 1789. 

Children, all born on Shores' Hill, Wysox Township, Pa. : 

1. Tabitha Dorcas, born 20 Sept., 1812; married James D. Lent. 

2. Ethlinda, born. 30 May, 1814; Curtis D. Ferguson. 

3. Jemima, born 23 Sept., 1815; married Lewis B. Gillett. 

4. David, born 12 April, 181 7; married Miranda Rippett ; she is dead. 

5. Abraham J., born 2 Sept., 1818; married Jane Shores. 

6 Richard, born 18 Jan., 1820; mirried Maria Shores; he is dead. 
7. Anna Lorinda, born 31 July, 1821; married Jos. R. Horton, son of Wm. B. 

42 Eighth Generation.— Joseph I. 

8. Infant, born 7 Oct., 1825; died before naming. 

9. Josephine, born 13 Sept., 1826; married William Post. 

10. Irvine Caleb, born 28 Oct., 1828; married Elmira Shores. 

11. Mary Amanda, born 19 May, 1834; married Merriman Shores. 

Children all live in Sheshequin except Irvine, Richard and David, 
who live in Wysox, Pa. 

Caleb Shores and his wife both died in March, 1875— only four days 

between their deaths. 

I X. Richard, son of Richard Horton and Tabitha Jayne, born in 
Sheshequin, 3 June, 1807; married in Sheshequin, 4 July, 1827, by 
Esq. Holcomb, to Eliza Shores, daughter of James Shores and Eliza- 
beth Hamilton, and born in Sheshequin, 31 Dec, 1807; he died 20 
Feb., 1835 ; she is still living. 
Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

1. James, born 5 ^Nlay, 1828; died in 1850; unmarried. 

2. Elizabeth, born 31 Dec, 1829; married Abel Barnes. 

3. Lawrence Clinton, born 16 Feb., 1832; died at ii months old. 

4. Tabitha Amanda, born 22 Feb., 1834; married Philip Sebic. 

I. Is.\AC Snyder, son of Elijah M. Horton and Pamela Ogden 
{^Elijah, Richard, John, David, Joseph /.), born at the mouth of Fish- 
ing Creek, Columbia County, Pa., 20 June, 1792; came to Bradford 
County with his father when he was but three weeks old; ''was 
pushed up the Susquehanna River," as he says, ''in a canoe." He 
was married in Sheshequin, Pa., 13 June, 181 3, by Samuel Gore, Esq., 
to Hannah Elliott, daughter of John Elliott and Elizabeth Snyder, 
and born near the City of Hudson, N. Y., 2d of August, 1792. Elizabeth 
Snyder was a daughter of William Snyder, of Claverack, Columbia, 
New York. Isaac S. Horton died 9 January, 1874; his widow, now 
(1875) S3 years old, retains her mental faculties remarkably well ; she 
is a fine old Christian lady and much esteemed. 
Children all born in Sheshequin : 

1. Sylvester, born 28 April, 1814; married Abigail Cocley. 

2. Emily, born 16 Oct., 1815; married Reuben Yourg. 

3. John Elliott, born April, 1817; married Zippora Bidlack. 

4. Joseph, born 2 Dec, 1818; married Anasthasia Stephenson. 

5. Lydia, born 9 April, 1820; married Joseph Vought. 

6. Elijah, born 25 Dec, 1821 ; married Eliza Hines. 

7. George, born 22 Dec, 1823; married Emily Billings. 

8. Elizabeth, born 11 Oct., 1825 ; married Dr. W. C. Ransom. 

Eighth Generation. — Joseph I. 43 

9. James, born n D^c, 1827; married, i. Theresa. Towner, 2. Mary Collins, 
3. Mary Purcell. 

10. Snyder, born 22 Dec., 1830 ; married Helen Hayden. 

11. Hannah, born ii Oct., 1832; married Barnabas Horton White. 

12. Pamela, born 6 June, 1836; died 14 Jan., 1S37. 

13. Isaac Rufus, l)orn 30 Xov., 1S37 ; married Tabitha Maria De Money. 

Isaac S. Horton was a farmer, and occasionally a hunter, "fre- 
quently taking his rifle," as he says, and going into the woods not far 
from his house, he would knock down a deer or two and return home 
by breakfast time. One morning in June, some forty years ago, he 
took his gun and went out into the woods, about half a mile 
from his house, when a fine buck appeared before him and down 
he went. While reloading his gun he heard a wolf howl, and going a 
little further he brought him down also. On returning to the place 
where he shot the buck, behold, a huge panther had taken possession 
of the buck, and was regaling himself by licking up the blood and pre- 
paring to feast upon the carcass. He stood still for some minutes, 
looking at the panther, thinking it rather cruel to kill him before he 
had a chance to take his fill of his much coveted food. But at length 
the panther saw him and showed signs of fight, and he then put a 
ball through his brain. On going home for his team, he found he had 
been gone only a little over an hour. 

Mr. Horton took up land in a dense wilderness, several miles from 
any inhabitant, cleared it up, and then bought several other farms and 
assisted in clearing them up. He was a man of strong constitution, 
and lived to a good old age, dying at his old homestead, about two 
miles from Ghent meeting house, in Sheshequin, Pa. 

n. Lydia, daughter of Elijah M. Horton and Pamela Ogden, born 
in Sheshequin; married Rev. David Blackman, of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin: 

I. Milton. 2. Sterling. 3. Elisha Billings. 4. Franklin. 5. Charles Ichabod. 
6. Elijah B. 7. David S. 

in. Charles, son of Elijah M. Horton and Pamela Ogden, born 
in Sheshequin ; married Sally Brink. 
Children : 

I. Perley. 2. Myron. 3. Orrin. 4. Charles. All born in Sheshequin. 

44 Eighth Generation. — Joseph I. 

IV. John, son of Elijah M. Horton and Pamela Ogden, born in 
Children : 

I. John, married Sally Stevens. 2. Ellen, married John Brink. 

VII. Elijah, son of Elijah M. Horton and Pamela Ogden, born in 
Sheshequin ; married Betsey Ferguson ; both dead. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

I. Rockwell, married Forbes. 2. Stephen, married Forbes. 3. Ogden. 
4. Curtis. 5. Jemima, married Fisher. 

VIII. Jane Jemima, daughter of Elijah M. Horton and Pamela 
Ogden, born in Sheshequin; married Joseph Elliott. 

Children : 

I. Isaac. 2. Irvine. 3. William Milton. 4. Jemima. 

IX. William Bullard, son of Elijah M. Horton and Abigail Bul- 
lard, his 2d wife (Elijah, Richard, Johji, David, Joseph /.), born in 
Sheshequin, 21 Sept., 1807; married 22 Sept., 1831, to Melinda 
Blackman, daughter of Col. Franklin Blackman and Sybil Beardsley, 
and born in Sheshequin, 28 Sept., 1810. She died 7 June, 1850. He 
married 2. on 19 Feb., 1851, to Saloma J. Kilmer, daughter of Jere- 
miah Kilmer and Barner, and born in Sheshequin, 27 April, 

1827. He died 20 Aug., 1867. She is still living. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin. By ist wife: 

1. Harr\' Lawrence, born 17 July, 1832; married i. Helen E. Breed, 2. Clara Patten. 

2. Horace, born 25 Sept., 1834; married Mary Smith. 

3. Elizabeth, born 25 Aug., 1S36; married Perley Hutchins Kinney. 

4. Amazilla, born 18 Aug., 1S40; married Henr)' Clay Kinney. 

5. Mary Ellen, born 25 Oct., 1844; married William Miles Shores. 

By 2d wife : 

6. Miles Emmett, born in 185 1 ; married Mary Arinda Webb. 

7. Rowena Hortense, born 23 Oct., 1855; married Theodore Gardner Smith. 

William B. Horton was a man of good character and much 
esteemed as a neighbor and citizen. 

XI. LuciNDA, daughter of Elijah M. Horton and Abigail Bullard, 
his 2d wife, born in Sheshequin ; married John B. Smith, son of John 
B. Smith. 

Eight'iL Generatio?i. — Joseph I. 45 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

1. Ulysses M., born lo Jan., 1843; ^^^^ 17 July, 1859. 

2. Ethline, born 19 Jan., 1850 ; died 19 June, 1850. 

3. Clark. 4. Rachel. 5. William. 6. Cecelia. 

VII. Richard Thompson, son of Joshua Horton and Lucy Thomp- 
son {Elijah, Richard, John, David, Joseph I.), born in Sheshequin, 
Pa., 20 May, 1813 ; married in Sheshequin, 23 Oct., 1834, by Chester 
Park, Esq., to Rhoda Horton, daughter of David Horton and Han- 
nah Newell, and born 16 August, 1816. 

Children all born in North Towanda, except Percilla Adaline, born 
in Sheshequin : 

1. Joel, born 8 June) 1835; died 28 of the same month. 

2. Horace Le Roy, born 22 June, 1836 ; died young. 

3. Sarah,* bofn 7 Nov., 1837; married John Alloways. 

4. Hannah Lucinda,born 15 Sept., 1840; married Munson Howe; died in May, 1871, 

5. Joel Stephen, born 10 April, 1845; resides at Terrytown; school-teacher; unmarried, 

6. Percilla Adaline,f born 14 March, 1847; married William L. Fanning. 

7. Andrew, born 26 Nov., 1848; died 12 Dec, 1849. 

8. Richard Joshua, born 7 Dec, 185 1; unmarried. 

Mr. R. T. Horton resides at Terrytown, Pa., owns the Terrytown 
grist-mill, a dealer in flour, produce, etc. He and his wife are worthy 
members of the M. E. Church. 

XIII. Lewis, son of Joshua Horton and Lucinda Ellis, born 6 Feb. , 
1822; married in Sheshequin, by Elder Joseph Towner, of the M. E. 
Church, 17 Sept., 1851, to Sallie Maria Chaffee, daughter of 
Sullivan Chaffee and Catherine Deo. Reside at Horn Brook, Pa. 

Children all born at Horn Brook, Sheshequin Township : 

1. Sidney Chaffee, bom 17 Sept. 1852. 

2. Edith Lucinda, born 12 Nov., 1855; married Cevellon Horton. 

3. Theodore Parker, born 29 April, 1859. 

4. Adela, died at 1 1 months old. 

* Sarah has 4 children : I. Victoria Adelaide, married Hiram Young, of ^Miite 
Haven, Pa.; resides there. 2. Emma Louisa, married Charles Benjamin; have one 
daughter, viz.; Montey May. 3. Ella Arloe, married Michael McDermady, of 
White Haven, Pa. 4. Ida Lucinda. 

f Percilla Adaline, born in Sheshequin; married, at Terrytown, Pa., 29 Oct., 
1873, by Rev. Mr. Clark, of the M. E. Church, to William L. Fanning, son of 
Elisha Fanning and Mary Ayres. Mr. Fanning and wife reside at Leona, Bradford 
Co., Pa.; no children. 

46 Eighth Generation. — Joseph I. 

I. Elijah Harrison, son of Stephen Horton and Susan Mayhew 
{Eiijah, Richard, John, David, Joseph I.), born in Sheshequin, 12 
Nov., 1808; married by David F. Barstow, Esq., in North Towanda, 
12 Oct., 1S30, to Mary Forster, daughter of Abial Forster and 
Mary Means, and born in North Towanda. 

Children, all born on Hollon Hill: 

1. Philander. 

2. Infant son, died before naming. 

3. Oiville Carhon, born 19 June, 1835; married Mary Olive White. 

4. Infant daughter, died before naming. 

5. Bishop, born 12 August, 1839; married Martha Passage. 

6. Fluta Ellen, born 18 Jan., 1832; married Benjamin Kerrick; no children. 

7. Lydia, bom 26 Nov., 1845; unmarried. 

8. Mary, boni 31 July, 1848; unmarried. 

Mr. E. H. Horton now lives at North Towanda. He resided for 
many years on Hollon Hill, now Liberty Corners, Bradford Co., Pa, 
He and his wife are esteemed members of the M. E. Church, active in 
the work of the church and Sabbath-school. 

in. Richard Currie, son of William Horton and Esther Cowell, 
born 29 May, 1816; married in Sheshequin, 26 May, 1843, t>y George 
Kinney, Esq., to Elizabeth Smith, daughter of John M. Smith and 
Rachel Brink, and born in Sheshequin, 26 Dec, 1820. He died 
about 1858. 

Children : 

I. Died unnamed in 1846. 2. Samuel Huston, born 30 July, 1S47. 3. Welles, 
born 19 July, 1854. 

Mrs. Horton and her sons live very comfortably near the old home- 
stead of William Horton in Sheshequin. 

I. Rev. George Dinsmore, son of George Horton and Sabra Mills 
{^yanies, Hon. Willia?n, Daniel, David, Joseph I.), born at Chaumont, 
N. Y. ; graduated at Hamilton College, N. Y., in the Class of 1857; 
graduated at Auburn Theological Seminary in i860. He is iiow 
(1875), pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Coventryville, N. Y. 
Commenced his ministry at Dexter, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and was or- 
dained there. He was married (i.) at Constantia, by Rev. Mr. 
Williams, to Carrie Ingersoll, on the i August, i860 \ she was the 
daughter of Deacon Daniel W. Ingersoll, and was born at Constantia, 
Oswego Co., N. Y., 23 September, 1837; she died 24 July, 1868, 
leaving four children : 

Eighth Generation. — Joseph I. 47 

1. Carrie Elizabeth, born in Dexter, N. Y., 24 May, 1861. 

2. George Ingcrsoll, born in Dexter, N. Y., 24 Sept., 1862. 

3. James Mills, born in Dexter, N. Y., 16 June, 1864. 

4. Maiy Louisa, born in Dexter, N. Y., 28 Jan., 1S67. 

He was married C2.) at Coventryville, N. Y., 23 June, 1869, by 
Rev. A. Crocker, to Wealthy Arcence Blake ; she is the daughter 
of Deacon Othniel Blake, and was born at Coventry on the 28 Feb., 
1830; has no children by 2 wife. He is a faithful minister, well- 
drilled in theological lore, and an able and earnest expounder of the 

H. Ann Elizabeth, daughter of George Horton and Sabra Mills, 
born in Adams Centre, N. Y., 30 Dec, 1831 ; married at Chaumont, 
N. Y., 20 April, 1856, to Abram Van Doren, a farmer, and born 13 
August, 1827. She died at Chaumont, 19 Feb., 1859. 

Children : 

I. James Israel, born 17 March, 1857. 2. George Hanford, born 8 July, 1858. 

HI. James White, a sea captain, son of George Horton and Sabra 
Mills, born at Brownsville, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 6 March, 1834; 
married at Cape Vincent, N. Y., 11 January, 1S58, to Mary Jane 
Marks, born 8 August, 1838. 

Children, all born at Dexter, N. Y. : 

1. Nelia Maria, born 21 Oct., 1858. 

2. George Clinton, born 26 April, i860; died 10 May, 1862. 

3. Reuben E., born 24 July, 1865; died 10 August, 1865. 

IV. Robert Mills, son of George Horton and Sabra Mills, born at 
Brownsville, N. Y., 3 July, 1836 ; married at Chaumont, 14 June, 
1857, to LAUR.A. Jane Cross, born 9 July, 1836. 

Children : 

1. Eva Estelle, born at Hillsboro, 111., 18 June, 1858. 

2. Helen Agnes, born at Hillsboro, 111., 14 August, i860. 

3. Gertrude Elizabeth, born at Chaumont, 23 April, 1863. 

Robert Mills Horton enlisted in the Union Service at Hillsboro, 
111., I August, 1 861, and died for his country at Memphis, Tenn., 
8 Sept., 1862. 

V. Francis Newell, son of George Horton and Sabra Mills, was 
born at Brownsville, N. Y., 29 June, 1838. Enlisted in the Union 

48 Eighth Generation.— Josrpli I. 

Service at Hillsboro, 111., i August, 1861, Co. D, 126 111. Volunteers; 
died a martyr to freedom at Duvall's Bluff, Arkansas, 12 Dec, 1862; 

VI. Andrew Marcus, son of George Horton and Sabra Mills, born 
at Brownsville, N. Y., 31 Dec, 1840 ; enlisted in the Union Service, 
Co. E, 6. Reg. N. Y. Vol. Cavalry, 10 Sept., 1861 ; was orderly- 
sergeant ; re-enlisted in Dec, 1863; served through the war, and was 
honorably discharged at Elmira, N. Y., 22 August, 1865, and is 
now (1873), editor of the '^Algona Republican," Algona, Iowa; 

VII. Martha Maria, daughter of George Horton and Sabra Mills, 
born at Brownsville, N. Y., 10 April, 1842; married at Chaumont, 
N. Y., 18 June, 1867, to Peter Van Doren, a farmer, and born 21 
June, 1839. Children': 

I. Leah Elizabeth, born at Chaumont in 1873. 

III. Joseph Strang, son of Benjamin Horton and Hannah Strang 
{J^oseph, Stephe7i, Daniel, David, Joseph /.), born at Sommers, 24 
Feb., 181 2 : married 23 Jan., 1839, in Putnam Valley, N. Y., to 
Ann Eliza Dusenbury, daughter of Charles Dusenbury and Elizabeth 
Had den, and born in 1814. 

Children : 

1. Benjamin, born at Yorktown, N. Y., 13 Oct., 1839. 

2. Charles, born at Yorktown, 29 August, 1841; married Mercy Williams of Roundout. 

3. Theodore F.,born at Yorktown, 23 Nov., 1843; married Isabel Smith, Kingston, 


4. Hannah E,, born at N. Y. City, 13 Jan., 1846. 

5. Mary Louisa, born at Putnam Valley, 16 June, 1S49 5 married Johannes Sleight 

of Esopus, N.Y. 

6. Phebe Jane, born at Putnam Valley, 23 March, 1852. 

7. Joseph, born at Roundout, N.Y., 23 August, 1854. 

8. Claude, born at Roundout, N.Y.,23 Jan., 1857. 

9. Wilfeid, born at Roundout, N.Y., 6 June, 1859. 

10. Elme»- E., born at Roundout, 9 Oct., 1S61. 

11. Anna, born 27 August, 1864. 

Mr. J. S. Horton resides near Roundout, N. Y., and for twenty-one 
years past he has been Foreman and Director of Labor for the New- 
ark Lime and Cement Manufacturing Company. That he possesses 
good business capacity and tact, and the confidence and esteem 
of his employers, is evident from the length of time he has been in 
their employ. 

Eighth Generation. — Joseph I. 49 

IV. Stephen, son of Benjamin Horton and Hannah Strang, born in 
Carmel, Putnam Co., N. Y., 8 Nov., 1813; married at Sommerstov/n, 
N. Y., 10 Jan., 1844, to Martha Lines, daughter of Stephen Lines 
and Hannah Peirsoll, and born in Sommers about 1815. 

Children : 

1. Orlando, born in Yorktown, Westchester Co., N. Y., 27 Feb., 1854. 

2. Stephen Lines, born in Yorktown, Westchester Co., N. Y., 12 April, 1856. 

3. Hannah, born in Yorktown, Westchester Co., N. Y., 12 May, 1858. 

4. Alvira, born in Richford, Tioga Co., N. Y., 26 July. i860. 

Stephen Horton now resides in Richford, N. Y. 

L Sarah, daughter of Israel Horton and Nancy Hilb {Johft, John, 
Joiin, David, Joseph /.), born in Philipstown, 9 Feb., 1815 ; married 
in T833, to Joshua Nelson of Philipstown. 

Children, all born at Philipstown, except Joshua George : 

1. Horton Washington, born 20 February, 1834. 

2. Cyrus Elisha, born 25 March, 1836. 

3. Cornelius James, boin 20 November, 1838. 

4. Adelia Ann, born 22 February, 1840. 'i ^ . 

5. Amelia, born 22 February, 1 840. ) ^ ' 

6. Maiy Jane, born 6 March, 1842. 

7. Joshua George, born at Cold Spring, N. Y., 20 November, 1850. 

II. Jesse, son of Israel Horton and Nancy Hills, born at Philips- 
town, 5 Feb., 1816; married in Putnam Valley, N. Y., 3 March, 1842, 
by Rev. Samuel Weeks, to Caroline Jaycox, daughter of Thomas 
Jay cox and Sarah and born 8 May, 1819. 

Children, all born at Philipstown : 

1. Thomas Israel, born 5 July, 1844; <i'^d 16 August, 1849. 

2. Sarah Ann, born 23 Sept., 1847 5 died 10 August, 1^49. 

3. Man,' Jane, bom 4 July, 1850. 

4. James Edward, born 20 Sept., 1852. 

III. Mary Ann, daughter of Israel Horton and Nancy Hills, born 
at Philipstown, 16 July, 181 7 ; married in January, 1842, to Sylvester 
Haight, of Philipstown, and born in 1817. She died January, 1850; 
buried in South Highland Cemetery, but afterwards removed to 
Fishkill Cemetery. Children, all born in Philipstown : 

I. Israel Jame?, born 5 Nov., 1842. 2. Sarah Ann, born 5 May, 1844. 3. Wil- 
liam C, born 1845; died in 1852; removed to Fishkill Cemetery. 4. Randolph, 
born 1847; died in 1852 ; removed to Fishkill Cemetery. 

50 Eii^hth Generation. — Joseph J. 

IV. William John, son of Israel Horton and Nancy Hills, born at 
Philipstown, i July, 1S19; married 20 Dec, 1843, by Rev. Richard 
Hopper, to Sarah Jane Entrott, daughter of Henry Entrott and 
Hanna , of Putnam Valley, and born 16 Sept., 1825. 

Children : 

1. Israel Washington, born 26 Nov., 1844; died 1 1 Aug., 1848. 

2. William Henry, born 14 July, 1848. 

3. Mina, born 29 June, 1853. 

4. Emily, born 25 Feb., 1861 ; died 18 March, i86i.' 

5. Maritta, born 24 May, 1862; died 24 Jan., 1864. 

V. Phebe Jane, daughter of Israel Horton and Nancy Hill, born 
in Philipstown, 14 A^pril, 1821; married Cornelius J. Haight, 12 
Nov., 1840, of Philipstown, by Rev. Richard Hopper, and born 28 
Aug., 181 4. 

Children, all born at Philipstown : 

I. Cyrus J., 26 Aug., 1841. 2. Isaac S., born 9 Feb., 1844. 3. Nancy Maria, 
born 22 June, 1846. 4. Israel, born 3 May, 1850 ; died 1 1 Jan., 185 1 ; buried at 
South Highland. 5. Margaret J,, born 18 Dec, 1851. 6. Sarah E., born 17 March, 
1854. 7. Mary A., born 5 Aug., 1858; died 12 March, 1S66; buried at South 
Highland Cemetery. 

VI. Cyrus, son of Israel Horton and Nancy Hills, born 8 Dec, 
1822, at Philipstown, married in Philipstown, 27 Jan., 1849, ^o 

Catherine Warren, daughter of John Warren and Matilda , 

and born 25 May, 1829, in Philipstown. 

Children, all born at Philipstown: 

I. Washington, born 27 March, 1850; died in 1S56; buried in South Highland 
Cemetery. 2. William C., born 16 Feb., 1852; died in 1856; buried in South 
Highland. 3. Matilda Ann, born I July, 1855. 4. Charles, born 26 Sept., 1857. 
5. Cyrus J., born 12 Dec, 1867. 

VII. Joshua J., son of Israel Horton and Nancy Hills, born in Phi- 
lipstown, 4 June, 1826; married in Philipstown, 4 June, 1855, by 
Rev. D. L. Meeks, of Fishkill, N. Y., to Electa Ann I'ownsend, 
daughter of Talmadge Townsend and Julia Ann Bush, of Massachu- 
setts, and born 21 May, 1838. 

Children all born in Philipstown : 

I. Maiy Ann, born 28 June, 1857. 2. Geo. I., born 13 Feb., 1859. 3. Ezra J., 
born 28 May, 1861. 4. John C., born 31 July, 1S66. 5. Allen D., born 18 Feb., 

Eighth Generation.— Joseph I. 51 

Henry Beach, son of Stephen Horton and Hettie Vandyke {Ste- 
phen, Stephen, Daniel, David, Joseph I.), born in Marcellus, N. Y., 
about 1826; married i. in Winsted, Connecticut, 5 May, 1851, to 
Adaline Holabird, daughter of William S. Holabird ; married 2. in 
Elgin, 111., 16 Dec, 1861, to Amanda J. Webster, daughter of Hazen 

Children, born at Elgin, 111. By ist wife: 

I. John Holubird, born 31 July, 1853. 
By 2d wife: 

2. Alexander Webster, born 10 July, 1863. 3. Laura Beach, born 18 Feb., 1866; 
died pet., 1868. 4. Ben Porter, born 21 Feb., 1870. 

They reside in Chicago, 111. He is Secretary of the Sherwood 
School Furniture Co. In his letter giving the above record he re- 
marks, "I know nothing of your purj)ose in gathering up this informa- 
tion ; but, as I seldom see the name of Horton in our reports of crimi- 
nal prosecutions, I trust that in tracing the genealogy of the family, 
you will find little to reflect dishonor upon the name. I have never 
met a scalawag who called himself Horton." 

I. David Lee, son of Thomas Horton and Rachel Lee {^TJiomas, 
Thomas, Thomas, David, Joseph /.), born in Pultney, N. Y., 6 Jan., 
1827 ; married 12 Sept., 1847, to Susan Swarthout. He was a hotel 
keeper; died 11 May, 1872, in Pultney, N. Y. 

VI. Capt. Daniel Taylor, son of Thomas Horton and Rachel 
Lee, born in Pultney, N. Y.. 16 Nov. 1835; married in Barrington, 
N. Y., I Jan., 1S61, by the Rev. A. B. Chace, to Mary Ann Swarth- 
out, daughter of Asahel Swarthout. She died without issue, and on 
tlie 1 6th Nov., 1866, he married Mary Jane Knapp, and moved to 
Auburn, N. Y. He was Captain of Company A., i6ist New York 
Volunteer Infantry, served during the war, and came out unharmed. 
He is now (1873) o^^ of the Keepers in Auburn State Prison, and has 
charge of the Shoe Department. The Captain is intelligent, possesses 
a good character and fine social qualities. 

IX. Theodore Marcena, son of Thomas Horton and Rachel Lee, 
born in Pultney, N. Y., 11 Aug., 1845; married in Tyrone, N. Y., 
3 Oct., 1868, by Rev. Philetus Olney, to Mary E. Jordan. He is a 
merchant, doing a fair business in Weston, Schuyler Co., N. Y., 
where he resides. His wife is a daughter of William Jordan and 

52 Kighth Geturation. — -Joseph I. 

Charity Lobdell, and born in Tyrone, Schuyler Co., N. Y., 15 May, 
1850. They have one son, Milton Vern, born in Weston, N. Y., 25 
Aug., 1871. 

Cornelius Miller, son of George Philip Horton and Magdalena 
Miller, born in Claverack, Columbia, Co., N. Y., 25 June, 1822; 
married at Livingston, Columbia Co., N. Y., 26 Nov., 1844, by Rev. 
Mr. Fonda, to Caroline Denispaugh, daughter of Henry Denispaugh 
and Christiana Potts, and born in Livingston, Columbia Co., N. Y., 
8 July, 1820. 

Children : 

1. Cleveland Kemble, born in Livingston, 16 Jan., 1846. 

2. Helen Mather, born in Hudson, N. Y., 26 Sept., 1849. 

3. Abbertina Miller, born in Livingston, N. Y., 8 March, 1852. 

4. Margaretta, born in Philmount, N. Y., 12 Jan., 1854. 

5. Cornelius Mandeville, born in Buffalo, N. Y., 4 June, i860. 

6. Caroline Denispaugh, born in Buffalo, N. Y., ii Dec., 1S64; died 16 Dec, 1864. 

L Louisa Maria, daughtier of Dea. John White Horton and Candis 
Louisa Fox {'J^af?ies, Hon. William, Daniel, David, J^oseph /.), born 
at Adams Centre, Jefferson County, New York, 9 Aug., 1827; married 
at Adams Centre, 4 April, 1850, by the Rev. Thomas Bright, to 
Moses Pierson, M. D., son of Henry Pierson and Polly Butler, and 
born at Charleston, Montgomery Co., N. Y., about 1824. They set- 
tled at Metuchen, N. J., where he died 13 July, 1874. He was, and 
so also is his wife, a worthy member of the Presbyterian Church. 


1. Henry Bowman, born at Fishkill Landing, N. V., 29 June, 1S52. 

2. William Horton, born at Smithville, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 12 Feb., 1857. 

3. Ely Fox, born at Smithville, " " " 13 Nov., 1S59. 

II. Lucinda Elizabeth, daughter of Dea. John W. Horton and Can- 
dis L. White, born at Adams Centre, N. Y., 17 Oct., 1829; married 
at Adams Centre, 2 May, 1863, by the Rev. Edward Mills, to James 
Taylor Main, son of James Main and Susan Shelden, and born at 
Adams Centre, 8 June, 181 6. 

They are members of the Baptist Church. Have one son, Walter 
Taylor Main, born at Troy, N. Y., 13 Oct., 1870. 

Mr. Main has a farm near the city of Troy, where he resides, and is 
a dealer in grain, cattle, &c., and he also has a store in Troy. He 
possesses good business capacities, and he and liis amial:)]e lady enjoy 
the confidence and respect of the communitv 

Eighth Generation. — Joseph I. 53 

III. Lavanda Candis, daughter of Dea. John W. Horton and Can- 
dis L Fox, born at Adams Centre, 15 Nov., 1832; married at Adams 
Centre, early in the morning, 4 April, 1855, by the Rev. E. G. 
Blount, to William D. Arms, son of Luman Arms and Caroline Arms, 
and born at Adams Centre, 14 Jan., 1S29. She died 10 Aug., 1872, 
at Metuchen, N. J , leaving two children. She was a worthy member 
of the Baptist Church. 


1. Minnie Louisa, born at Adams Centre, 23 May, 1859. 

2. Carrie Emeline, born at Belleville, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 20 May, 1S62. 

Mr. Arms is a merchant, in Troy; member of the Baptist Church. 

IV. LiCETTA Augusta, daughter of Dea. John W. Horton and Can- 
dis L. Fox, born at Adams Centre, 16 Nov., 1842; married at Adams 
Centre, 29 Nov., 1866, to Willard Reese Hammon'd, son of William 
Hammond and Elizabeth James, of Watertown, N. Y. , and born at 
Waterloo, N. Y., 20 March, 1842. Mr. Hammond is an active busi- 
ness man, engaged in grocery and provision merchandise, in the city 
of Troy, and both he and his wife are intelligent members of the Bap- 
tist Church. 

I. Henry, son of Le Roy Horton and Jane Reynolds {Henry, Hon. 
Williain, Daniel, David, Joseph I.) ,born in Lyme, N. Y. , 20 July, 
1831 ; married by G. P. Ainsworth, Esq., 4 July, 1855, to Sally 
Bush, born 22 April, 1839; they settled in Lyme, N. Y. He died 
3 July, 1S64. 

Children all born in Lyme: 

I. Hannen A., born 8 June, 1S56. 2. Jacob L., born 12 May, 1858. 3. Elmore 
E,, born 9 Feb., i860. 4. Henr\' E., Ijorn 3 Sept., 1862. 

Most of this family now reside in Michigan. 

II. Angeline Cook, daughter of Le Roy Horton and Jane Reynolds, 
born in Lyme, 31 August, 1S33; I'narried by Rev. Mr. Stanton to 
Isaac Adams, 12 Feb., 1856; he was born 4 Oct., 1835. 

Children born in Lyme : 

I. Frederick B., born 26 Februaiy, 1859. 2. Frank Reynolds, born 29 October, 
1S61. 3. Jennie I., born 28 September, 1864. 

III. William Drake, son of Le Roy Horton and Jane Reynolds, 

54 Eighth Generation. — Joseph I. 

born 27 Sept., 1835, at Lyme; married 29 July, 1869, by Rev. Wil- 
liam Merrifield, to Louisa Border, born 5 June, 1843; ^^^ children. 

IV. Margaret, daughter of Le Roy Horton and Jane Reynolds, 
born 7 July, 1837; married 14 Sept., 1861, by Rev. Mr. Green, to 
Charles Doty, born 18 May, 1840. She died 3 July, 1868. 

Children, probably, all born in Lyme : 

I. Burtie, born July 7, 1862. 2. Minnie, 12 Augu-^t, 1866. 3. Annis, born 12 
March, i868. 

V. Isaac Cook, .son of Le Roy Horton and Jane Reynolds, born 27 
April, 1839 ; married 25 Dec, 1865, by Rev. George C. Greenleaf, to 
Helen F. Blodgett, born 27 July, 1843. 

Children, born in Lyme:' 

I. Herl^ert Doty; born 15 Dec, 1866. 2. Alice M., born 7 March, 1872. 

VL Dorr, son of Le Roy Horton and Jane Reynolds, born 12 Sept., 
1841; married 22 January; 1867, by Rev. W. B. Joice, to Eveline 
O. Fish, born 4 July, i 848. 

Children, all born in Lyme : 

I. Allen II., born 20 Nov., 1867. 2. Julia J., born 24 Oct., 1S69. 3. Elizabeth 
M., born 12 Jan., 1872. 4. M.\ M., born 23 August, 1S73. 

VII. James L., son of Le Roy Horton and Jane Reynolds, born 22 
Feb., 1844; married 4 July, 1867, Martha J. Williamson, born 29 
July, 1850. One child, viz. : 

Henry A , born 12 May, 1S6S. 

Rev. Francis A., son of George Philip Horton and Magdalena 
Miller, born in Philmont, N. Y., 15 September, 1841 ; married in 
New Brunswick, N. J., 9 Nov., 1865, by Rev. J. Y. Beatty, to Emily 
Van Dyke Adams, daughter of John Adams. He is a clergyman of 
the " Reformed (Dutch) Church in America," entered the ministry 
in 1865, was ordained 30 Oct., of that year, at Glenham, Dutchess 
Co., N. v., and removed in 1867 to Catskill, Greene Co., N. Y. , 
where he now (1873), resides; moved to Cleveland, O., in 1874. 

Children : 

I. James Muldor, born 1 1 Dec, 1S67, at Catskill, N. V. 
The Rev. F. A. Horton, in his letter of April, 1S71, says: "Our 

Eighth Gene7-atio?i. — -Joseph I. 5§ 

relatives are mainly in Southold, along the Hudson, in central and 
western New York, and in IMichigan. I recollect father always said that 
one of the original brothers went into New Jersey, and that he had 
lost all trace of him. May be jw/ are a scion from that root. At any 
rate, the Hortons are a great people. I see an account now and then 
of some of them in the reports of criminal prosecutions, but these are 
offset by now and then one in good and honorable places. The last 
Governor of Michigan married a full-blooded Horton of our line. 
Trace us back to the throne if you can, see that you make no less of 
our great top root, when you find him than an Earl. "Another Horton 
says : ''If you find any of the name claiming to have royal blood in 
his veins, perform phlebotomy upon him at once, and take every drop 
out of him or disown him. Trace us back to the noble old Roman 
CiNCiNNATUS, if you can." — Dr. Hortoti, of Orange Co., N. V. 

I. William James, son of the Hon. Frost Horton and Phebe Tomp- 
kins (^ Wright, Stephen, Daniel, David, Joseph I. i, born at Yorktown, 
lo Dec, 1828; married at Peekskill, by Rev. Mr. Underbill, 8 Jan., 
185 1, to Leah B. Carpenter, daughter of William Carpenter and 
Winneford Carpenter, of Sommers, and born in 1S30. He is a 
farmer, and resides at Yorktown. 

Children, all born at Yorktown : 

I. Wright, horn 7 March, 1S52; married 22 Oct., 1873, hy Rev. Mr. Page, to 
Phehe E. Weeks, daughter of Jonah Weeks and Sarah his wife, and born in Peeks- 
kill in 1854. They have one son William Thomas, horn 14 Feb., 1875. 2. Thomas 
Vanheusen, born 13 Oct., 1853. 3. Georgiana, born 9 Sept., i860. 

n. Stephen D., son of Hon. Frost Horton and Phebe Tompkins, 
born at Peekskill, 17 June, 1837; married at Cortland, N. Y., 28 
Dec, 1857, by Rev. Mr. Bates, to Emily Clara Horton, daughter 
of Joshua Horton* and Sally Purdy, and born at Yorktown, 19 Dec, 

Children, all born at Peekskill : 

1. Cornelia, born 30 August, 1859; died 31 August, 1866. 

2. Frost Joshua, born 20 Sept., 1862; died 7 November, 1862. 

3. Stephen Frost jJ., born 18 Feb., 1865. 

Stephen D. Horton is a manufacturer and doing a large business. 

* Joshua Horton was the son of William Horton. and Ruth Wright. Children : 
Eliza Jane, Emily Clara, and Charles ^dgar. Eliza Jane married Samuel F. Loder, 
has Orson E. Charles Edgar, married Ann McCord, daughter of Caleb McCord 
and Ann Purdy, and has 2 children, i. (name not given.) 2. Albert L. They 
trace back to Joshua I. 

oQ Eighth Generation. — -Joseph I. 

His residence is in the village of Peekskill, and he has one of the most 
splendid dwellings in the village. 

I. Albert F. , son of John T. Horton and Emeline Smith {Henry y 

Hon. lVillia7n, Da?iiel, David, J^oseph I.), born 26 Dec, 1827; 

married 27 Feb., 1851, by Rev. J. Canfield, to Lucinda Hunter. 

Children : 

Isadore M., born 20 Jan., 1852. 

VI. John Smith, son of John T. Horton and Ernelinc Smith, born 
29 Nov., 1840; married i Jan., 1861, by Rev. i\I. Wheeler, to Olive 

Children : 

I. Parley Ainsworth, born 10 Oct., 1861. 2. Delia Adelaide, born 20 March, 
1S63. 3. Fluta Bell, born 12 Feb., 1865. 4. Martha Maria, born i Feb., 1S67. 
5. William Drake, born 31 March, 1870. 

H. Elbridge Micajah, son of Isaac W. Horton and Adah Washburn 
{Maj. Micajah, Hon. JViliiafn, Datiiel, David, Joseph /), born at 
Colchester, Delaware Co., N. Y. , 20 March, 1836; moved with his 
father's family to Mason, Mich., in 1847. H^e left Mason, and went 
to Chicago, 8 July, 1862, and connected himself with the Illinois 
Central Railroad Co., as bookkeeper. He was married in Buffalo, N. Y., 
17 Oct., 1867, to Jane Pixlev, daughter of Philander Pixley and 
Adaline Hovey, and born in Warsaw, Wyoming Co., N. Y., 15 
Oct., 1812. 

Mr. E. M. Horton is a man of good business capacities, and has 
rendered valuable assistance in furnishing a correct statement of the 
names and genealogical data of his branch of the family from the Hon. 
William Horton to the present time. He has no children. He pos- 
sesses more than ordinary mental ability, and gives good satisfac- 
tion to his employers, and commands their confidence and respect, and 
the esteem of all who know him. 

II. LuciEN, son of Homer Horton and Jane Davidge (^IsaaCy Hon. 
William, Stephen, Daniel, David, Joseph /.), born at Bethel, Sullivan 

Co., N. Y., 14 December, 1836; married 12 Nov., 1861, at Liberty, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y. , by the Rev. Mr. Mack, to Hattie Bl'rr, 
daughter of Bradley Burr and Polly Sherwood, and born at Liberty, 
N. Y., 21 August, 1836. 

Children : • 

I. Charles L., born in Lake Corner, Pa., 3 January, 1S63. 2. Jessie Burr, born in 

Eighth Generation. — -Joseph I. 57 

Lake Corner, Pa., 1 1 May, 1864. 3. Cora Burr, born in Berkshire, N. Y., 26 Nov- 
ember, 1865. 4. Lillie May, born in Berkshire, X. Y., 24 August, 1870. 5. Le 
Roy, born in Berkshire, N. Y. , 28 April, 1873. 

Liicien Horton is a man of commanding form, and possesses good 

social qualities. Resides at Berkshire, Tioga Co., N. Y., and is one 

of the principals of the firm of "Davidge, Horton and Co., Sole 
Leather Tanners," Berkshire, X. Y. 

VI. James, son of Homer Horton and Jane Davidge, born at 
Liberty Falls, Sullivan Co., X. Y., i August, 1849; married at Han- 
cock, Delaware Co., X\ Y., 4 March, 1872, by Rev. J. D. Cornell, to 
WiLLiMiNA Gavitt, daughter of Cyrenius Gavitt and Dorothy Burr, 
and born at Liberty, N. Y., 3 March, 1851. 

Chil^lren, both born at Hancock, N. Y. : 

I. Ruth, born 18 Nov., 1872. 2. Warren Gavitt, born 4 May, 1874. 

James Horton is an accomplished clerk and bookkeeper. He resided 
several years at Hancock, respected and esteemed by all who knew 
him. He now (1875), resides in Sheffield, Warren*Co., Pa., interested 
in a large tanning establishment. 

L William Nelson, son of Thomas Hyatt Horton, M. D., and 
Laura Ann Torance (Stephen, Thomas, Thomas, David, jf^oseph I.)y 
born in Jerusalem, Yates Co., N. Y., 5 Sept., 1841. He was a Union 
soldier, faithful and true, and died for his country in Georgia, 23 May, 
1865, being shot by the rebels through the head and instantly killed. 
He left no issue. 

n. GuRDON Bromlev, SOU of Charles Horton and Betsey Grant 
{Isaac, Hon. William, Stephen, Daniel, David, Joseph 1.), born at 
Liberty Falls, X. Y., 8 July, 1845; married in New York City, 27 
Dec, 1871, by Rev. Alexander Capron, Rector of Grace Church, 
^Middletown, X. Y., to Mary Amanda Buckley, daughter of William 
Buckley and Jane , his wife, and born in Xew York City. 

They have Bessie Grant, born 18 Nov., 1872, and Jennie, born 27 
Oct., 1874, both born in Brooklyn, N. Y., where Mr. Horton resides. 
He is in the leather business, and is the principal of the firm of 
''G. B. Horton & Co., 98 Gold Street, New York." We are indebted 
to him for valuable records of the family. 

in. Melvin, son of Charles Horton and Betsey Grant, born at 

58 Ninth Generation. — -Joseph /. 

Liberty Falls, N. Y., 25 May, 1847; unmarried. He deals in hides 
and leather, and is one of the firm of G. B. Horton & Co., Gold Street, 
New York. He traveled extensively in Europe, in 1873, possesses fair 
business capacities, is unassuming in his manners, and is wholly disin- 
clined to '* trumpet his own fame and name," as he, when 
he declined to get his portrait for the ''Chronicles." 

in. Edward Augustus, son of Jacob Horton and Charlotte Eugenia 
KxiSipp (Ca/ed, SteJ>hen, Daniel, David, Joseph /.), born at Yorktown, 
N. Y., I May, 1847; married at Middlebury, Scoharrie Co., N. Y., 

15 June, 1872, by Rev. Mr. Savage, to Annie Maria Disbrow, 
daughter of Benjamin N. Disbrow and Sarah Haviland, and born in 
Croton, Westchester Co., N. Y., about 1848. 


Mr. E. A. Horton is principal of the firm of Horton & Goodrich, 66 
Dey Street, New York, who keep a wholesale seed store. He was for- 
merly in business in Rochester, N. Y., and more recently in the em- 
ploy of the General Government of the United States, in the Custom 
House, Brooklyn, ts. Y. 

Ninth Generation. — Joseph I. 

I. Richard Newell, son of David Horton and Hannah Newell 
{Richard, Elijah, Richard, John, David, Joseph I.), born at Horn 
Brook, Pa., 28 Jan., 1813; married in Sheshequin Pa,, by tlie Rev. 
N. Rouse, to Celinda Landrus. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

I. Calibla, in:irricd Shores. 2. Plicl)C, married Luman Horton. 3. I.eniucl. 

4. Jackson. 5. Hannah, married Frank Shores. 

II. Nancy Strickland, daughter of David Horton and Hannah 
Newell, born 11 Oct., 1814; married at Horn Brook, 9 April, 1833, 4jy 
Harry Morgan, Esq., to James De Money. 

Children, ad born in Sheshequin: 

I. David, l)orn in i'S34; died in the army, unmarried. 2. Tabilha Maria, born in 
1S36; married Isaac Rufus Horton, son of Isaac S. Horton, and they had David 
Snyder, born 10 March, 1S60. 3. Burton, lx>rn 1838. 4. Richard, died young. 
5. Mary, died young. 6. William. 

III. Rhoda, daughter of David Horton and Hannah Newell, born 

16 August, 1S16 ; married Richard Thompson Horton. (Vide his 

Ninth Generatio7i. — Joseph /. 59 

IV. Daniel Javne, son of David Horton and Hannah Newell, born 
1 8 July, 1818; married 3 March, 1841, by Elder Joseph 1 owner, to 
Rhoda Rebecca Chaffee, daughter of Sullivan Chaffee and Catherine 
Deo, and born 19 April, 1823, in Lexington, N. Y. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

I. George Washington, born 8 Feb., 1843; married 30 Aug., 1866, by Rev. Mr. 
Eckert, to Melissa Smith, daughter of John B. Smith and Lucinda Horton ; live at 
Ghent. 2. Catherine Elizabeth, born 7 Feb., 1845; married 12 Sept., 1866, Joseph 
Vought, son of Edward Vought and Lydia Horton ; live at Ghent. 3. James Frank- 
lin, born 8 July, 1847; married 31 Dec., 1873, by Elder Maryatt, to Emma May- 
nard, daughter of William Maynard, of Rome. 4. Daniel Sullivan, born 20 March, 
1853; died 7 Nov., 1857. 5. Matilda Adelaide, born 28 May, 1855; married 11 
March, 1874, by Rev. George L.Williams, to Charles Edward 'Brigham, son of 
Edward Brigham and Clarissa Swain, and born in Waverly, N. Y., 25 Dec, 1841. 
6. Eliza Estella, born 14 Aug., 1S57. 7. Charles Jayne, born 20 Aug., 1863. 

V. Tabitha, daughter of David Horton and Hannah Newell, born 
17 June, 1820; married Moses Canfield. 

Children, born in Sheshequin : 

1. David, volunteered in the service of his country ; died in the army. 

2. Hannah, married Jefierson Horton, son of Charles, son of Elijah Horton. 

YIL Adaline, daughter of David Horton and Hannah Newell, 
born at Horn Brook, 20 March, 1824; married 19 Oct., 1842, by 
Rev. Joseph Towner, to Charles Chaffee, son of Sullivan Chaffee 
and Catherine Deo, and born in Lexington, Greene Co., N. Y. , 28 
Nov. 1S13. He came to Bradford County in Oct., .1840. 

Children, all born at Horn Brook, Sheshequin, Pa.: 

1. John, b^rn 13 July, 1843; married Marian Bull. 

2. Fe?tus Pratt, born 8 Aug., 1846; died 4 Aug., 1858. 

3. Lodicy Emaline, bjrn ii March, 1S50; died 4 Sept., 1850. 

» 4. David Wilmot, born 13 July, 185 1 ; married Delphine Brainard. 

5. Richard Mahlon, born 23 Oct., 1853. 

6. Charles La Fayette, born 2 Aug., 1864. 

Mr. Chaffee is a farmer, of good social qualities and business capa- 
city, and is said to be very wealthy. 


YIIL David, son of David Horton and Hannah Newell, born at 
Horn Brook, Pa., 25 Jan., 1826; married in Union, Tioga Co., Pa., 
10 Oct., 1849, ^y Charles O. Spencer, Esq., to Arille Newell, 
daughter of Josiah Newell and Phebe, his wife, and born 28 June, 

60 Ninth Generation. — -Joseph I. 

Children, both born at Horn Brook, Pa.: 

I. Cevellon, born 22 Nov., 1850; married I April, 1872, Edith Lucinda Horton, 
daughter of Lewis Horton and Sarah Maria Chaffee, and bom 14 April, 1 859. 
2. Josiah Spaulding, boi^n 27 Feb., 1854. 

IX. Benjamin, son of David Horton and Hannah Newell, born at 
Horn Brook, 25 Sept., 1827; married at Athens, Pa., 15 Oct., 1863, 
by Rev. H. R. Clark, to Lucinda D. Canfield, daughter of William 
B. Canfield and Matilda, his wife, and born 14 Dec, 1842. 

Children, both born at Horn Brook : 

I. Myrtie Stella, born 13 Feb., 1864. 2. Ida May, born 12 Nov., 1866. 

XI. William Pesse, son of David Horton and Hannah Newell, 
born at Horn Brook, in Sheshequin, Pa., 5 Sept., 1831; married in 
Sheshequin 10 Nov., 1859, by Rev. J. W. Hewitt, to Susan Lyon 
Young, daughter of Reuben Young and Emily Horton, and born in 
Sheshequin, 28 Sept., 1839. 

Children, all born Sheshequin : 

I. Emily Eveline, born 29 August, 1862 ; died 24 Jan., 1868. 2. Keuben Emmer- 
son, born 1 1 April, 1865; died 19 Oct., 1868. 3. Charles Mahlon, born 24 May, 
1869. 4. Ruth Naomi, born 9 M.^y, 1875. 

William P. Horton and his wife are members of the M. E. Church, 
active in the work of the churcli and Sabbath-school. He follows the 
occupation of teaching in the public-schools of the county, and is a 
skillful educator. 

Xii. Hannah, daughter of David Horton and Hannah Newell, born 
in Sheshequin, 10 June, 1834; married in Wysox, Pa., 15 June, 1859, 
by Rev. Andrew Barr, to Cornelius Dlbois Hasp.rouck Cole, son of 
John Cole and Catharine Letts, and born in Kingston, Ulster Cf>., 
N. Y., 4 April, 1S18. Read Medicine and Surgery with Drs. Eastman 
and Arnold, of Owego, N. Y. Graduated at Geneva Medical College 
in the Claas of 1849; wa.s Assistant Surgeon i72d Pennsylvania Vol- 
• unteers 15 Dec, 1862; promoted 31 same month to Surgeon, with 
rank of Major, served to the close of the war ; was Surgeon-in-Charge 
of Nelson General Hospital, Yorktown, Va., for over six months. 
The Doctor now practices medicine and resides in Sheshequin. They 
have one son — 

John Franklin Cole, born in Sheshequin, 4 April, i860. 

Ninth Generatio7i. — Joseph I. 61 

XIV. George Landon, son of David Horton and Hannah Newell, 
born 5 August, 1838; married 23 Dec, 1864, Lucinda ^Iaria Hor- 
ton, daughter of Ulysses Horton and Sallie Elliot, and born 8 May, 
1844. Children, all born at Horn Brook: 

I. Jessie Lorena, born 23 Sept., 1865. 2. Emma A., born 24 August, 1867 
3. Ulysses David, born 22 May, 1870. 

Thev reside at the old homestead. 

I. Sylvester, son of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott {Elijah, 
Elijah M., Richard, J^ohn, David, Joseph /.), born in Sheshequin, 
Pa., 28 April, 1814; married in Sheshequin, by Esq. Kinney, to 
Abigail Cooly, daughter of Rufus Cooly and Mary Horton, and 
born about 181 7. 

Children : 

He was a Union soldier and died in Kentucky, 16 May, 1862. 

II. Emily, daughter of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, born 
16 Oct., 1815 ; married 8 Oct., 1835, by Rev. X. Rouse, to Reuben 
Young, son of Ephraim Young and Hannah Shaw, and born in Rhode 
Island, 19 Feb., 1S15. 

Children : 

I. Isaac Lewis, born 4 July, 1S36. 2. Susan Lyon, born 28 Sept., 1839: married 
William P. Horton. 

III. John Elliott, son of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, 
born 9 April, 1817; married by Esq. Holcomb, to Zippora Bidlack, 
daughter of James Bidlack and Esther Moore. 

Children : 

I. Martin Van Buren, married Louisa Ferguson, daughter of Curtis Ferguson, and 
Ethlinda Shores; had one son, viz.: Clayton. 2. Isaac, married Lovilla Ferguson, 
sister of Louisa, — have one daughter, Lovilla. 3. Alfred, married Sarah Hackette ; 
no children. 

IV. Joseph Harrison, son of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, 
born 2 Dec, 181S; married, by Esq. Holcomb, Anasthasia 
Stephenson, daughter of Benjamin Stephenson. 

Children : 

I. Benjamin F. married I. Sarah Elizabeth Shores, daughter of Silas Shores; 
married 2. Ruth Sackett; had by 1st wife, Orrin, Nancy, and Mar\' ; she died 23 
August, 1871 ; by 2d wife has one son. 2. Hannah married Milton Horton, son of 

62 Ninth Generation. — Joseph I. 

William Horton; they have one son and two daughters. 3. Joseph, unmarried^ 
4. Emily married William Bidlack, son of Stephen Bidlack ; one son. 5. Reuben. 
6. William. 7. Asa. 8. Edward. 9. Anasthasia, 

V. Lydia, daughter of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, born 
9 April, 1820; married by Rev. Mr. Smith, to Edward Vought, son 
of Joseph Vought and Hannah Dietrick. 

Children : ^ 

I. Joseph M., married Catharine Elizabeth Horton, daughter of Daniel Horton 
and Rhoda Chaffee, and born 7 Feb., 1845. 2. Lewis, married Elizabeth King. 3. 
Hannah, married George Spencer, 4. Frank, married Maretta Gillet, daughter of 
Lewis Gillet and Jemima Shores. 5. Edward, 6, Charlotte. 7. Sumner. 8. 

VL Elijah, son of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, born 25 
Dec, 182 1 ; married Eliza Hiney, daughter of Timothy Hiney and 

Sally Wright. 
Children : 

I. Alvin. 2. Levi. 3. Omar. 4. Orrin. 5. George. 6, Guy, 

VII. George, son of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, born 22 
Dec, 1823; married by Rev. Joseph Towner, to Emily Billings, 
daughter of George Billings and Elizabeth Towner. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : , 

I. Elizabeth. 2. Joseph. 3. and 4. Sylvester and Eunice are both mutes. 5, 
Susan. 6. Olive E. 7. William Mervin. 8. George Lewis, 9. Emma. 10, Snyder. 
II. Chauncy, 12. Hannah. 

VIII. Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, 
born ir Oct., 1825; married 8 August, 1846, by Franklin Blackman, 
Esq,, to Dr. William Chauncy Ranson, born in Orwell, Pa., 15 Nov., 
1824, son of Henry Ranson and Hannah Spencer, who was a grand- 
daughter of Gen. Spencer. 

Children : 

I.Reuben, born 19 Oct., 1848; died 1 1 Sept., 1851. 2. Hannah, born 27 
March, 1852; died 18 Nov., 1866. 3, Reuben Wilniot, born I June, 1855. 

They reside at the old homestead of Isaac S. Horton with the old 
lady. She is now (1875), eighty-three years old, but retains her 
mental faculties remarkably well, is a fine Christian old lady. 

IX. James, son of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, born 11 

Ninth Generation. — Joseph I. .63 

Dec, 1847; married i. Theresa Towner, 2. ]Mary Collins, 3. Marv 
PuRCELL. He had three sons and four daughters by his first wife. 
Franklin, his oldest son, died in the army. By 2. wife he had Isaac, 
who lives in Tioga Co., Pa. 

X. Snyder, son of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, born 25 
Dec, 1830; married Helen Hayden ; they reside in Jones Co., 
Iowa ; and have four sons. 

XI. Hannah, daughter of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, born 
II Oct., 1832; married Barnabas Horton White ; have Herson, 
Lvdia, and Herman. 

XIII. Isaac Rufus, son of Isaac S. Horton and Hannah Elliott, 
born 30 Nov., 1837 ; married by Rev. Mr. Dutcher, 10 March, 1S59, 
to Tabitha Maria De Money, daug-hter of James De Money and 
Nancy S. Horton. Children : 

I. David Snyder, born 10 March, i860. I. Mary Emeline, born 20 Dec, 1861 ; 
died 13 Jan., 1874. 

Isaac Rufus Horton was a Union soldier, and died for his country 
in the hospital at Alexandria, Va. 

IV. Franklin, son of Lvdia Horton and Rev. David Blackman 
{Elijah M., Elijah, Richard, yohn, David, Joseph /.), born in She- 
shequin. Pa., 11 April, 1832; married in Sheshequin, 26 May, 1869, 
by Rev. W. H. Gavitt, to Ethleen Gillett, daughter of Ensley W. 
Gillett and Sarah E. Townsend, and born in Sheshequin, 27 Sept., 


Children, all born in Ogle Co., 111.: 

I. Sarah Maud, born 6 June, 1870. 2. Otto E., born 7 Jan., 1872. 
3. Blanch, born 14 Feb., 1S74, 

Franklin Blackman is a very intellectual man, possesses superior 
social qualities, a high sense of honor, and extraordinary business 
capacities. He resides at Rochelle, 111. He is self-educated, possesses 
a large store of general information and practical knowledge, a mind 
disciplined to study, and a generous spirit. He has made two Euro- 
pean tours, the first in 1866-67, and the second in 1868-69. During 
his travels and after his return home he published, in the ''Ogle County 
Reporter," Jifty letters, under the title of ''Rambles in the Orient," 
ably written, and full of interesting information. Under date of 1 7 June, 

64 Ninth Generatio?i. — Joseph I. 

1875, ^^^ says, ''In relation to my two voyages across the Atlantic 
and my travels in Europe, I must say, in all candor, that I revert to 
them as the most palmy days of my earthly pilgrimage. Should oppor- 
tunity occur, I would again cheerfully place myself upon the perilous 
waves, that I might once more enjoy the rich feast spread out before 
me in the classic lands of the Orient." 

I. Harry Lawrence, son of William B. Horton and Melinda 
Blackman (Elijah M., Elijah, Richard, John, David, Joseph I.'), born 
in Sheshequin, Pa., [7 July, 1832; married at ]Milwaukee, Wis, 26 
Oct., 1858, by Rev. I. P. G. Ingraham, of the Episcopal Church, to 
Helen Elizabeth Breed, daughter of A. O. T. Breed, Esq., and 
Margaret Shields, both of Milwaukee, Wis., and born in Milwaukee, 
20 Jan., 1842. She died in Milwaukee, 25 Oct., 1864, and was buried 
in Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee. 

Children, both born in Milwaukee : 

I. Eugene Henry J., born 20 July, 1859. 2. Olive Grant, born lo June, 1864. 

Mrs. Horton was a lady of education and refinement. She pos- 
sessed an excellent moral and religious character ; was a worthy mem- 
ber of the St. James Episcopal Church, of Milwaukee, in which she 
took a lively interest, and was distinguished for her generosity — espe- 
cially for her many deeds of benevolence to the suffering and the poor. 
She was a kind and dutiful wife, a most tender and affectionate mother, 
and her early departure was deeply lamented, not only by her bosom 
companion and near relatives, but also by the community in general. 

Harry L. Horton's father was a well-to-do farmer, and Harry 
remained with his parents and worked on the farm until he was seven- 
teen years old. He received but a moderate common-schoDl educa- 
tion, and, during his school-boy days, he Avas noted for his activity 
and sagacity, and early exhibited more than ordinary business capa- 
city. At the age of seventeen he engaged as a clerk in the store of 
D. Brink & Son, at Horn Brook, Pa., and remained with them until 
thev sold out to H. W. Lans:ford & Co., and with them he continued 
his clerksliip until they closed business. Shortly after this, he was 
engaged for one year by O. D. Bartlett, Esq., of Townnda, Pa., as 
clerk in his store, and at the expiration of that time, lie entered the 
store of Joseph Powell & Co., of Towanda, with whom he served as 
clerk until 1854. He always gave good satisfaction to his employers. 
Having l>y liis industry and economy laid up a small sum of money, 
he decided to go West, and leaving Bradford County in 1854, he tra- 
veled extensivelv in Michicran. Illinois and Wisconsin, until he near?'i 


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Ninth Generation. — -Josepli I. 65 

the bottom of his purse, without locating or engaging in business any- 
where. But at length, in 1856, he went to Milwaukee, and engaged 
in the produce commission business, in which he was very successful. 
Here he seemed to be permanently settled. But after the death of his 
wife, his business, which had been very remunerative, seemed to lose 
much of its interest, and in March, 1865, having closed up his busi- 
ness in Milwaukee, with about ^15,000 in pocket, he went to New 
York City, and ini mediately engaged in the banking and broker busi- 
ness, in which he has continued unti} the present time, conducting a 
large business, which, under the supervision of his keen eye and his 
assiduous personal attention, he has made very lucrative. He now 
owns a fine property on Staten Island, and, though he lost largely by 
the panic of 1873, ^""^ ^^ ^^i^l doing a fair business, and, to use his own 
language, he " has always managed to pay a hundred cents on the 
dollar and x).tvtx failed ^ 

He possesses excellent social qualities, is kind-hearted, generous and 
noble, and at his banking house, 56 Broadway, New York, or at his 
island home, those who visit him will meet with such a frank and cor- 
dial reception as to make them feel that they are not only at home, 
but at the home of one whose words and deeds define the character of 
a true gentleman, 

Mr. Horton was married 2. in Trinity Cha[)el, N. Y., 12 October, 
1875, by the Rev. Dr. Weston, to Sara Patten, a lady of culture and 
refinement of the city of New York, and an esteemed member of the 
Episcopal Church. 

n, Horace, son of Wm. B. Horton and Melinda Blackman, born 
in Sheshequin, Pa., 25 Sept., 1834; married at tl'te Valley House, in 
Sheshequin, 15 Oct., 1856, by C. H. Ames, Esq., to Mary Smith, 
daughter of Henry C. Smith and Sarah Webb, and born in Genoa, 
Cayuga Co., N. Y., 22 Feb., 1835. No children. 

Horace is a well-to-do farmer, owns a large farm abcmt two miles 
from the river, has a very pretty dwelling-house with slate roof, a good 
barn and out-buildings. He is a prominent man in the township, 
rents his farm and lives at ease. He inherited a part of the old home- 
stead farm. 

HI. Elizabeth, daughter of William B. Horton and ]\Ielinda Black- 
man, born in Sheshequin, 25 Aug., 1836; married in Sheshequin, 23 
Jan., 1855, by Rev. J. M. Peebles, to Perley Hutchins Kinney, son 
of Perley Kinney, Esq., and Sarah Hutchins, and born in Sheshequin, 
20 Aj^ril. 1S26. They have two c:liiklrer., viz.: 

66 Ninth Genet atio7i. — Joseph I. 

I, Sarah, born i8 Oct., 1856. 2. Flora, born 8 Oct., 1858. 

They were both born in Sheshequin, are well educated, amiable and 
highly accomplished young ladies. 

IV. Amazilla, daughter of William B. Horton and Melinda Black- 
man, born in Sheshequin, 18 Aug., 1840; married in Sheshequin, 18 
Nov., 1863, by Rev. Schuyler B. Gibson, to Henry Clay Kinney, son 
of Guy Kinney and Matilda Gore, and born in Sheshequin, 6 Aug., 
1839. He died 11 March, 1871. 

Children, all born in Sheshequin : 

I. H. Gordon, born 8 Sept., 1864. 2. Horace Horton, born 6 June, 1868. 

3. Hilene S., born 7 April, 1870. 

Mr. Kinney was an intelligent farmer. The Kinney family is one of 
the oldest, most respectable and mjst intellectual families of Bradford 
County. Among them we find editors, legislators, lawyers, and last, 
but not least, educated farmers. 

V. Mary Ellen, daughter of William B. Horton and Melinda 
Blackraan, born in Sheshequin, 25 Oct., 1S44; married in Sheshequin, 
25 Oct., 1866, by Rev. J. F. Brownell, to William Miles Shores, a 
farmer, son of David Shores and Marinda Rippeth, and born in Wysox, 
Pa., II Jan., 1843; liave Henry Clay Shores, born in Wysox, 19 
June, 1868. They reside in Towanda, Pa. 

VI. Miles Emmett, son of William B. Horton and Saloma J. Kil- 
mer his second wife, born in Sheshequin, 18 Nov., 185 1 ; married in 
Sheshequin, 4 July, 1872, by Rev. George L. Williams, to Mary 
Arinda Webb, daughter of Andrew Webb and Mary Bull, and born 
in Sheshequin, 15 Dec, 1851. They have one son, viz.: 

William Bullard, born in Sheshequin, 13 Oct., 1S73. 

Miles E. Horton owns a part of the old homestead, has made many 
improvements, is a good liver, and possesses fine social qualities. The 
widow of W. B. Horton, a plain, intelligent, unassuming woman, lives 
very happily with her son Miles and his amiable lady. 

VII. Rowena Hortense, daughter of William B. Horton and Sa- 
loma J. Kilmer, born in Sheshequin, 23 Oct., 1855; married Jan., 
1871, to Theodore Gardner Smith. They reside at Horn lirook, Pa. 

Third Ge?ierafiof7. — Caleb I. 67 

Joseph Rose, son of William B. Horton and ]Mary Rose, born in 
Sheshequin, whe?i his father was but sixteen years old ; married Anna 
LoRiXDA Shores, daughter of Caleb Shores and Anna Horton, and 
born on Shores' Hill, 31 July, 1S21. They live in Waverly, N. Y., 
and have two children, Sophia and jSIelinda ; Sophia married Smith 
Barnum — reside in Litchfield; Melinda remains unmarried. 

Joseph R. Horton possesses more than ordinary intellectual capa- 
city, and is highly respected and esteemed. He was a faithful Union 
soldier in the war of the Rebellion, and lost a leg in the service. 

Third Ge?ieration. — Caleb I. 

I. Barnabas, son of Caleb Horton I. and Abigail Hallock, 
born at Cutchogue, L. I., Sept., 1666; married about 1686, Sarah 

Children, all born at Cutchogue : 

I. Caleb, born 16S7; married Phebe Terry. 2. Barnabas. 3. Penelope. 4. Bethia. 

n. Jonathan, son of Caleb I. and Abigail Hallock, born at Cut- 
chogue, about 1668; married about 1693, perhaps, Bethia Conklin. 
Children, born at Cutchogue : 

I. Jonathan, born 1694; married Elizabeth Goldsmith. 2. Barnabas. 

IV. David, son of Caleb Horton I. and Abigail Hallock, born at 
Cutchogue, about 1672; married Mary Horton, daughter of Capt. 
Jonathan Horton I. 

Children, all born at Cutchogue : 

I. David, born in 1697; married Eliza Sweazy. 2. Silas, born in 1700. 3. John. 
4. Adam. 5. Patience. 6. Mar)'. 7. Abigail. 8. Lydia. 9. Phebe, born 17 15 ; 
majTied Constant King, son of Capt. Jolm King, a mariner, of Southold- 

V. Mary, daughter of Caleb Horton I. and Abigail Hallock, born 
at Cutchogue; married 31 Nov., 1682, Nathaniel Terry, son of Rich- 
ard Terry I. 

Children, all born at Cutchogue: 

I. Phebe. 2. Uriah, and others, names not known. 

68 Fourth Geiie7'ation. — Caleb I. 

I. Caleb, son of Barnabas Horton and Sarah Hines {Caleb /.), 
born in Southold 22 Dec, 1687; married 10 Dec, 1714, Phebe 
Terry, daughter of Nathaniel, son of Richard Terry I., and born in 
Sonthold, in 1698. They moved to Roxbury, now Chester, N. J., in 
1748, and settled there. They were both members of the Southold 
Church, and liberal supporters of the Gospel. On their tombstone in 
Chester Cemetery we find '' Caleb Horton, of Southold, L. L, N. Y., 
died 6 Aug., 1772, having lived almost 85 years with an unblemished 
character, Phebe, wife of Caleb Horton, died 24 Dec, 1776, having 
finished a life of 78 years, 58 of which she was the wife of Caleb 

" 'Martha's care she had at heart, 
And also chosen Mary's better part.' " 

Children all born in Southold : 

I. Caleb, born 1715; married Sarah Benjamin. 2. Hannah, born 1717; married 
Samuel Sweazy, son of Joseph Sweazy. 3. Nathaniel, born 13 Oct. 1719; married 
Mehetabel Wells. 4. Nathan, born about 1720; married Mehetabel Case. 5. Phebe, 
horn about 1722; married Heniy Tuthill. 6. Elijah, born 19 June, 1724; married 
Lydia Sweazy. 7. Richard, born about 1726; married Elizabeth Harrison. 8. Sa- 
rah, born about 1735; ni^iiied Stephen Sweazy. 9. Mary, born about 1831 ; mar- 
ried Richard Teriy. 10. Rachel, born about 1733; married 23 Aug., 1753, Jonathan 
Racket. 11. Rhoda, born about 1728; married Robert Robinson ; died in Chester, 
30 June, 1 77 1, aged 43 years and 5 days. 

n. Barnabas, son of Barnabas Horton and Sarah Hines, born in 
Southold, about 1690; married Mary Sweazy and moved to Goshen, 
Orange Co., N. Y., about 1732. 

Children, probably all born in Southold : 

I. Barnal^as, born in 1772; married Abigail Parshall. 2. David, born 1724; mar- 
ried Mary Warner. 3. Matthias, born 1726; married. 4. Elihu, born 1720; died 
young. 5. Silas, born 1 730; married Experience Vail. 6. Mary, married 
Charles Seely. 

I. Jonathan, son of Jonathan Horton and Bethia Conklin {Caleb I.), 
born at Cutchogue, L. I., about 1694; married in 1720, to Elizabeth 
Goldsmith, daughter John Goldsmith, and born at Southold, 3 Nov., 
1 701. They were both members of the Southold Church. 

Children, all born at Cutchogue : 

I. Israel, born in 172S; married Sarah Lee. 2. Jonathan, born in 1730; married 
Bethia Horton. 3. Barnabas, born in 1732; married, perhaps, Mary Tuthill. 
4. Zaccheus, born in 1734; married widow Elizabeth Case. 5. Bet'nia, born in 

Fifth -Gefie ration. — Caleb I. 69 

1736. 6. Elizabeth, born in 1739; married David Tuthill, probably a son of Henry 
Tuthill and Phebe Youngs, and born in Southold about 1735. 

II. Barnabas, son of Jonathan Horton and Bethia Conklin, born 
at Cutchogue, in 1695; married about 1721, to Sally Clark. 
Children, all born at Cutchogue : 

I. Jonathan, born 1722. 2. Bethia. 3. Calvin. 

I. David, son of David Horton and Mary Horton {^Caleb J.), born 
at Cutchogue, in 1697; married about 1720, perhaps, to Eliza Sweazy, 
daughter of Richard Sweazy. 

Children, all born at Cutchogue : 

I. Richard, born in 1 720; married, probably, Mehitabel Jayne. 2. Mary, born 
in 1724, 3. Abigail, 4. John. 

Fifth Generation. — Caleb I. 

I. Caleb, son of Caleb Horton and Phebe Terry {^Barnabas, 
Caleb I.), born in Southold in 1715 ; married in April, 1737, to 
Sarah Benjamin, born in 171 7. They moved to Chester, N. J., 
about 1748. 

Children, all born in Southold, except Sally and Mary, who were 
born in Chester : 

I. Caleb, born in 173S. 2. Richard. 3. Stephen. 4. Justin. 5. Patty. 6. Sally. 

7. Mary, married Richard Terry. 

III. Nathaniel, son of Caleb Horton and Phebe Terry, born in 
Southold, 13 Oct., i3i9j married Mehetabel Wells about 1740. 
They moved to Chester, N. J., in 1748. "She died 10 Dec, 
1 80 1. He died 24 Jan., 1804, having lived about 85 years, with an 
unblemished character." — From tombstone, Chester Cemetery. 

Children, i. and 2. born in Southold, the rest in Chester: 

I. Dea. Nathaniel, born in 1741 ; married Rebecca Robinson. 2. Benjamin, born 
1743- 3- David, born 2 Sept., 1750 ; married Olive Skellinger. 4. Daniel, married 
Martha Terry. 5. Polly, married Caleb Terry. 6. Mehetabel, married Edward 

IV. Nathan, son of Caleb Horton and Phebe Terry, born in 
Southold about 1725; married about 1749, to Mehetabel Case, of 

70 Fifth Generation. — Caleb I. 

Southold. They moved to Chester, N. J., soon after marriage. He 
was a soldier and a captain in the Revolutionary war. 

Children, all born in Chester, or Black River, Morris Co., N. J. : 

I. Israel, born 1750 ; died young. 2. Jemima, married Houston, or Hughson ; 
lived at Mount Highest, N. J. 3. David, no record. 4. Nathan, horn 25 Feb., 
1757; married Ehzaheth Eagles. 5. Bethia, married Caleb Terry, of Black River. 
6. Sarah, married Daniel Sweazy. 7. Zephaniah, born 13 Nov., 1760; married Jane 
McCurry. 8. Phineas, born 17 Feb., 1774; married I. Bethia Luce; 2. Esther 

VI. Elijah, son of Caleb Horton and Phebe Terry, born in 
Southold, 19 June, 1724; married Lydia Sweazy, daughter of Joseph 
Sweazy, and born in Southold about 1731. They moved to Roxbury, 
now Chester, N. J., in 1748. He died 7 Oct., 1799. She died 18 
March, 1723. He was a Justice of the Peace, of fair reputation, and 
much respected. 

Children, all born in Chester: 

I. Barnabas, born 27 Sept., 1749; married Elizabeth Coleman, or Corwin. 
2. Elijah, born 19 Dec, 1756; married Lydia Sweazy. 3. Silas, born 17 July, 1746; 
married I. Susan Corwin; 2. Mai*y Kelsey ; 3. Esther Horton. 

VII. Richard, son of Caleb Horton and Phebe Terry, born in 
Southold about 1727; married Elizabeth Harrison, and moved to 
Chester, N. J., about 1750 ; and thence to Radnor, Delaware Co., Pa. 
They were Quakers, and attended tlie Radnor Meeting, but the early 
records of Radnor Meeting cannot be found. The dates are mostly 
given by estimate. He remained in Chester only a short time. 

Children, all born in Radnor : 

I.Samuel, born about 1752; settled in Huntington Co., Pa. 2. Nathan, born 
1754; settled in Huntington Co., Pa. 3. Josiah, born 1756. 4. Jesse. 5. John, 
married Elizabeth Thomas. 6. Thomas. 7. Septimus, died in Baltimore, about 

I. Barnabas, son of Barnabas Horton and Mary Sweazy {Barnabas, 
Caleb I.~), born in 1720; married in 1740, to Abigail Parshall, born 
in Goshen about 1721. 

Children, born in Goshen : 

I. Barnabas, born about 1743; married 8 Nov., 1767, to Abigail Dickerson. 2. 
Abigail, born about 174S; married Henry Youngs. 3. Sarah, born about 1752; 
married 23 July, 1775, Henry Conklin. 4. Anna, born about 1754; married 12 Oct., 
1774, Ichabod Cleveland. 5. Lydia, l)orn about 1756; married 5 Feb., 1775, 
Thomas Webb. 


Fifth Generation. — Caleb I. '71 

II. David, son of Barnabas Horton and Mary Sweazy, born about 
1724; married 31 May, 1744, Mary Warner. They settled in the 
town of Goshen about 1760. He was a warm Whig, was one of the 
signers of the Pledge of Independence for the Colonies in 1775. 

Children : 

I. David, b()ni about 1745; married 29 Oct., 1773, Theodosi.a Allen. 
6. Dorothy, born 3 April, 1756; married Eli Corwin. 

III. Mathias, son of Barnabas Horton and IMary Sweazy, born 
about 1726 ; married about 1750, and had Mathias, born in Goshen in 
1 75 1, and others, names not known. 

IV. Elihu, son of Barnabas Horton and IMary Sweazy, born about 
1728; married Colman, and had one child, which died young. He 
was a true patriot, and signed the Pledge of Independence in 1775. 

V. Silas, son of Barnabas Horton and Mary Sweazy, born in 
Southold, about 1730; married about 1755, Experience Vail, 
daughter of Jeremiah Vail, Esq., and Mary, and born in Goshen, 
N. Y., about 1732. 

Children, probably, all born in Goshen : 

I. Silas, born 24 August, 1 756; married Mary Danes. 2. Benjamin, married 24 
Sept., 1786, Anna Goldsmith. 3. Gamaliel, or Samuel, married Mehetabel Hulse. 
4, Mathias, married Sarah Rumsey. 5. Elihu. 6. Barnabas, married Milicent 

Howell. 7. Nellie, married Stringham. 8. Mary, married John L, Hommedinn. 

9. Lucretia, married Henry Youngs. 10. Hannah, married Isaiah Vail, Jr, ii. 
Abigail, born 3 Sept., 1773; married Capt. Daniel Stringham. 

I. Lieut. Israel, son of Jonathan Horton and Elizabeth Goldsmith 
(^Jonathan, Caleb I.'), horw at Cutchogue, about 1728; married in 
1755, to Sarah Lee, daughter of Rev. John Lee, of Lyme, Conn., 
born about 1730. The Rev. John Lee had two sons who were 

Israel and his family moved from Cutchogue to Goshen Township 
in 1762. He was a farmer. In the Autumn of 1771, he went to 
Newburgh with a load of grain. On the way home, he was taken sick, 
succeeded in getting home, but died in a day or two after. About 
1782, his widow married Parshall Terry, formerly of Southold. He 
was a widower, was living with his family in Wyoming Valley in 17 78. 
He and his family were in the famed Forty Fort the night after the 
Indian battle and massacre. The next morning they fled to the 
mountains and after suffering great hardships, crossing the "big 

72 Fifth Generatio7i. — Caleb I. 

swamp," afterwards known as ''Swamp Dismal," or the "Shades of 
Death," they reached Stroudsburg, Pa., in safety. Leaving his family 
here, he hastened to Orange Co., N. Y., for assistance. During his 
absence his wife was taken sick with "camp distemper" (malignant 
dysentery), and died leaving a large family of children, the youngest 
but three years old. 

He took his family to Little Britain, Orange Co., N. Y., and as 
above-stated, married the widow Horton. The two families, all told, 
numbering twenty-two persons. The house in which they lived being 
an old-fashioned double log-house, they hired a school-master and 
made one part of it a school-house, thus evincing a laudable deter- 
mination to have the education of their household properly cared for. 
The writer obtained these facts in 1828, from Benjamin Horton, son 
of Israel, who was one of the pupils. But this arrangement was not of 
long continuance, for in 1786, Sarah, the mother and stepmother 
died, and was buried by her first husband in Warwick Cemetery. 

Israel Horton had children as follows, the first four born in Southold, 
the rest in Goshen, Orange Co. : 

I. Israel, born 23 Sept., 1756; married Anna Vandevort. 2. Jason, born 18 Dec, 
1758; married Mary Terry. 3. Jeremiah, born 12 Nov., 1760 ; married Mary 
Goldsmith. 4. Eunice, ])orn Dec, 1761 ; married George Howell. 5. John, born 
30 July, 1763; married Deborah Teriy. 6. Joseph Lee, born 27 April, 1765 ; mar- 
ried Hannah Todd. 7. Sarah, born in 1767; died young. 8. Mary, born 6 Dec, 
1768; married John Clark. 9. Samuel, born in 1770; died of small-pox; unmarried. 
10. Benjamin, born 7 Fcix, 1772; married Hannah Vance. 

Israel Horton and his wife were pious people, active members of the 
Southold Church, and after removing to Orange County they became 
members of the Presbyterian Church of Warwick. Their children 
were trained up to love and fear the Lord and keep his command- 
ments. He was a soldier in the old French war, and, in 1758, bear- 
ing the commission of Lieutenant, he had charge of Fort Stanwix, 
N. Y., and remained there until the close of the war. 

II. Jonathan, son of Jonathan Horton and Elizabeth Goldsmith, 
born at Cutchogue, L. I., about 1730; married Bethia Horton about 
1752, and moved to Orange Co., N. Y. He was a zealous Whig, and 
early espoused the cause of the colonies against the mother country. 
He was one of the signers for the Pledge for Independence, in 
177:;. — Vide '^^ History of Orange County^''' page 4gg. 

Children, probably born in Orange County: 

I. John, born 1753, went to Wyoming Valley; married Mary De La Montayne. 
2. Caleb, went to New Jersey; married a Jayne. 3. Benjamin. 

SLxfh Generation. — Caleb 1. 73 

III. Zaccheus, son of Jonathan Horton and Elizabeth Goldsmith, 
born at Cutchogue, 1734; married widow Elizabeth Case; moved to 
Orange County; lived at Cornwall, where he signed the Pledge for In- 
dependence. He was probably married twice. He had a son, Zac- 
cheus, who also signed the Pledge, and after the war was over he pro- 
bably settled at Penfield, Monroe Co., N. Y., and was appointed 
Postmaster, at the first town meeting of that town, in 181 1. Some 
of his posterity are living in that part of the country }'et, and 
some are buried in East Palmyra Cemetery, Wayne Co., N. Y. 

Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 

I. Dea. Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel Horton and Mehitabel 
Wells {Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb /.), born in Southold, about 1741; 
married in 1761, to Rebecca Robinson, born 21 June, 1742; died, 
14 Dec, 1819. He died 13 Aug., 1824; moved to Chester, N. J., 
with his father's family, in 1748. 

Children, all born at Chester: 

I, Huldah, born 14 Jan., 1762; married Joel Coe ; died 13 Dec, 1803. 2. Re- 
becca, born 31 Dec, 1763; married Benj. Fordyce; died in 1840. 3. Jonah, born 
in 1765 ; married Jane Dalrymple ; died in Lockport, N. V. 4. Susan, born in 1767. 
married 30 March, 1798, to Robert McColIam ; died in Calais, N. Y. 5. Polly, born 
in 1769; married David Lewis. 6. Nathaniel. 7. Hiram. 8. Mehitabel. all three 
died in childhood. 9. Elisha, born about 1777; married Mary Horton; died in Sci- 
pio, N. Y. 10. Nathaniel, born 1778; married Eunice Horton, daughter of Daniel 
Horton and Martha Terry, II. Esther, born about 1782, 

Dea. Nathaniel Horton was one of the excellent of the earth, loved 
by all. 

II. Benjamin, son of Nathaniel Horton and Mehitabel Wells, 
born in Southold, in 1743; married 1767; moved to Brutus, N. Y., 
and settled there ; died in Brutus. 

Children : 

I. Benjamin, born 1778, had William, Wines and Omar. 2. David, born 1780, 
had Spencer, who lives in Lansing, Mich,, and others. 3, Rhoda, bom 1782. 

III. David, son of Nathaniel Horton and Mehitabel Wells, born in 
Chester, 2 Sept., 1750; married Olive Skellinger, born 28 March, 

N 5 

74 Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 

Children, all born in Chester: 

I, Edward, born 17 Mart;h, 1777 ; married Charlotte Seward. 2. Mehitabel. 

3. Daniel. 

David Horton was a soldier in the Revolution — served to the close 
of the war — drew a pension to the close of his life. He was a man of 
integrity and sound Christian character. 

IV. Daniel, son of Nathaniel Horton and Mehitabel Wells, born 
in Chester, in 1751; married Martha Terry, daughter of Richard 
Terry and Mary Horton, and born in Chester, in 1757; died 9 Feb., 
1842. He died 27 Nov., 1835. 

Children, born in Chester: 

I. Stephen, died young. 2. Eunice, born 1782; married Col. Nathaniel Horton. 
3. Daniel, married Esther Terry. 4. Lydia, married William Skellinger. 5. Esther, 
married Phineas Horton, being his 3d wife. 

Daniel Horton was a Justice of the Peace for many years, of fair 
reputation and much respected. 

n. Jemima, daughter of Capt. Nathan Horton and Mehitabel Case 
i^Caleb, Barnabas. Caleb I.'), horn in Chester, about 1752; married 
about 1770, Robert Hughson. They lived at a place called Mount 
Highest, N. J. 

Children, probably all born at Mount Highest : 

I.John. 2. Elizabeth. 3. Nathan. 4. Jacolj. 5. Sarah. 6. Samuel. 7. Phineas. 
S.Robert. 9. Daniel. 10. Julia. 11. Lydia. 

Jemima Hughson died 3 Oct., 1842. Her husband survived her 
six years. The children nearly all had families. Phineas had Eliza- 
beth, Emeline, Theodore, Sarah, Mary, John and Lura ; Julia married 
a Leek; Lydia married a Messier. 

IV. Col. Nathan, son of Capt. Nathan Horton and Mehitabel 
Case, born in Chester, N. J., 25 Feb., 1757; married in New York 
City, 10 July, 17S3, to Elizabeth Eagles, daughter of John Eagles 

and Hannah , and born in the city of New York, i Dec, 1766. 

They moved to North Carolina about 1785, and settled on New River, 
then Wilkes, now Watauga Co., N. C. 

Children, probably, all born at New River, except — 

I. Hannah, born at Chester, 15 Dec, 1784; and died at Hagerstown, Md., while 
on ihe way to North Carolina. 2. Williom, born 15 August, 1786; married Milley 

Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 75 

Dula. 3, Jame>, l^orn 28 Feb., 1789; married Sydnia Webb. 4. David Eagles, 
born 4 May, 1792; married Sarah Dula. 5. Phineas, born 9 Jan., 1795 ; married 
Sarah Coimcill. 6. Sarah, Ijorn 19 Sept., 1797; died of croup when young. 
7. John, born ii June, 180O; died of croup when young. 8. Elizabeth, born 15 
Sept.. 1803; married Zephaniah Horton, Jr., of Yancey Co. 9. Jonathan, born 26 
F"e!^, 1806; married Malinda Hartzag. 

Col. Nathan Horton was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and 
was on guard at the hanging of Major Andre. The gun which he 
then carried has been carefully preserved, and is now in the possession 
of his grandsons, who live near Elkville, Wilkes Co., N. C. 

The Colonel was a farmer, a prominent man and for many years a 
Colonel of a regiment of militia of his county. He represented the 
county of Ashe in the Legislature in 1800-1-2. He was one of the 
first settlers in the county, and became wealthy in lands and other 
property. He died at his residence on New River, 22 July, 1824, and 
there his wife also died, 19 May, 1854. 

V. Bethia, daughter of Capt. Nathan Horton and Mehitabel Case, 
born in Chester, N. J., about 1759; married Caleb Terry, of 

Children, probably, all born in Chester : 

I. Nathaniel, married Coleman. 2. Nathan, married Van Doren. 3. Richard, 
married Smith. 4. Julia, married Caleb Horton. 5. Deborah, married Thomas 
Stoute. 6. Jemima, died young. 7. Esther, married I. Daniel Horton, son of 
David Horton; married 2. Nathan Hughson, son of Robert Hughson. 

VI. Sarah, daughter of Capt. Nathan Horton and Mehitabel Case, 
born in Chester, N. J , about 1761 ; married Daniel Sweazy. 

Children, probably, all born in Chester: 

I. Benjamin, married Margaret Wiley. 2. James, married Effie Swackhammer 
3. Isaac, married an English lady, name not given. 4. Sarah, married Low Sliker. 
5. Mehitabel, married John Sliker. 6. Mary, never married. 

Vn. ZEPHANLA.H, son of Capt. Nathan Horton and Mehitabel Case, 
born in Chester, N. J., 13 Nov., 1760; went to North Carolina when 
a young man, soon returned to Chester, and 25 March, 1788, married 
Jane McCurry, daughter of Malcolm McCurry, Esq., of Chester, and 
soon afterwards moved to Wilkes Co., N. C, and thence in 1793, ^^ 
Burke Co., and thence to Tennessee, where he remained only a short 
time, and then returned to North Carolina, and settled in Buncomb, 
now Yancey Co., where he lived, and where, 5 April, 1844, he died. 

76 Sixth Generatiofi. — Ca/ed I. 

He was a magistrate for many years, and also represented Buncomb 
Co. in the Legislature, in 1S10-1812, and 1815. 

On the day he was seventy years old he had his funeral sermon 
preached by Rev. Goodson McDaniel, of the Holston Conference. 
His wife died at her residence, 13 August, 1857. Her father was born 
on the Island of Ila, Highlands, Scotland. He was kidnapped when a 
small boy and brought to New Jersey, where he obtained a good 
education, became a lawyer, and practiced law at Morristown, N. J. 

Children, i. and 2. were born in Wilkes Co.; 3. born in Burke Co., 
and the rest in Buncomb Co., N. C: 

I. Nathan, born 24 Jan., 17S9. 2, Rachel, born 31 May, 1791 ; died 29 Oct., 
1800. 3. Sarah, born 30 June, 1794 4. Malcolm, born 8 April, 1797. 5. Eliza- 
beth, born 15 Nov., 1799. 6. Zephaniah, born 26 Nov., i8o2. 7. Jane M., born 
18 March, 1806. 8. Phebe D., born 30 Oct., 1810. 

Vni. Phineas, son of Capt. Nathan Horton and Mehitabel Case, 
born in Chester, N. J., 17 Feb., 1774; married i. 19 Oct., 1797, to 
Bethia Luce (Lewis), she died 20 August, 1809. He married 2. the 
widow Esther Horton, daughter of Daniel Horton, and widow of 
Silas Horton. 

Children, all born in Chester, i, 2, 3, 4, by first wife : 5 and 6 by 
2d wife : 

I. Sarah, born 27 March, 1799; married Jeremiah Wilcox. 2. Nathan, born 27 
Dec, 1801 ; married Julia Horton. 3. Elias, born 6 Feb., 1803; married Melinda 
Lewis. 4. Mary, born 6 Feb., 1806; married Daniel Skellinger. 5. Martha 
Esther, born 7 June, 1S19. 6. Daniel, born 3 August, 1820; married Lydia C. 

Phineas Horton died 8 Feb., 1857. Esther is still (1874) living, 
resides at the homestead with her son Daniel. 

L Barnabas, son of Barnabas Horton and Abigail Parshall {Barna- 
bas^ Barnabas^ Caleb /.), born in Goshen, N. Y., about 1747; 
married i. 8 Nov., 1767, to Abigail Dickerson, she died about 1777, 
he married 2. Rachel Bostwick. 

Children, all born in Goshen, exact order of births not known : 

I. David. 2. Isaac. 3. Selah. 4. Richard. 5. Barnabas, married Mehitabel 
Youngs. 6. Maiy. 7. Betsey. 8. Heniy. 9. Benjamin, born 12 April, 1788, 10. 
Abigail, married William Brewster. 

L Samuel, son of Richard Horton and Elizabeth Harrison {^Caleb, 
Barnabas, Caleb /.), born in Radnor, Delaware Co., Pa., about \'j^'> ^ ' 

Sixth Generation. — Caleb /. 77 

He moved to Huntingdon Co., Pa., married and raised a large family, 
but no family record has been found. He was a blacksmith, and had 
the reputation of being a first-class workman. 

II. Nathan, son of Richard Horton and Elizabeth Harrison, born 
in Radnor about 1754. He settled in Huntingdon Co., Pa., and was 
a blacksmith by occupation, a very skillful workman, and a man of 
good character and standing. He married Rebecca Priest, and lived 
in West Chester for a short time before he went to Huntingdon. 

Children : 

I. William, born in West Chester, Pa., about 1789. 2. Henry, born in \Vest 
Chester, 25 Jan., 1791 ; married Elizabeth White. 3. Mary, born in West Chester, 
25 Jan., 1791 ; (twins). The rest viz.: 4. Catherine. 5. Rebecca. 6. Deborah. 
7. John. 8. Elizabeth. 9. Nathan Priest, were all born in Huntingdon. 

V. John, son of Richard Horton and Elizabeth Harrison, born in 
Radnor in 1762 ; married Elizabeth Thomas. 
Children, all born in Newtown, Chester Co., Pa.: 

I. Jesse, born in 1786; married about 1819, Mary Steei. 2. Jacob, born in 1791 ; 
married about 1813, Sarah Winans. 3. John, born 1798; married about 1828, Jane 
Lindsley. 4. Elizabeth, born 27 Nov., 1800 ; married Samuel Black. 

I. Lieut. John, son of Jonathan Horton and Bethia Horton {yona- 
thaji, yonathan, Caleb I. ~), born in Southold, L. I., 1753; went in 
early life to Chester, N. J., and thence to Wyoming Valley, where 
about 1782, he married Mary De La Montagnye, daughter of John 
De La Montagnye. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and 
was a Lieutenant at the battle of Wyoming, July, 1778, He and his 
wife both died in Wyoming. 

Children, all born in Wyoming : 

I. Sarah, born about 1 784; married JohnHannas; settled in Hanover, Pa. 2. 
Mary, born about 1786; married John Shalls ; settled in Kingston, Pa. 3. Ann, 

born about 1788; died unmarried. 4. John, born about 1790; married Wick- 

izer. 5. Miller, born 2 Feb., 1792; married Elizabeth Waller. 6. Josiah, born 

1795; "^^'snt south ; died in Georgia. 7. Jesse, born 1797 ; married i. Headly ; 

2. Widow Cook. 8. Lewis Mulison, born 1799; married Priscilla Crisman. 9. 
Abigail, born 1803; died in Kingston, in 1808. 

I. Silas, son of Silas Horton and Experience Vail {^Barnabas, Bar- 
nabas, Caleb /.),born in Goshen, 24 Aug., 1756; married about 1777, 
Mary Danes. Settled in Wallkill, Orange Co., N. Y. He died 25 
Dec, 1816. 

78 Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 

Silas, though young, like his father, was truly jjatriotic, and signed 
the Pledge of Independence for the Colonies in 1775. 
Children, probably all born in Wallkill: 

I. Silas Danes, ])orn in Juiy, 1778. 2. Barnabas, 1>orn 1780; died in 1867. 3. Hi- 
ram, born 1782; died in 1840. 4. Nelly, married Timothy Wheat. 5. Molly, mar- 
ried Israel Moore; had Alfred and William ; she married 2. Daniel Slawson, and had 
six children. 6. Mehala, married W^illiam Wheat. 

This family were all dead in 1873, except Mehala. 

IV. IVIatthias, son of Silas Horton and Experience Vail, born in 
Goshen, in 1765: married about 1800, Sarah Rumsey, born in Go- 
shen, about 1765. 

Children, probably all born in Goshen: 

I. John, tjorn in 1801. 2. James, born 1803. 3. Hector, born 26 Jan., 1S05. 
4. Galniel, born 9 Aug.. 1806; married Eliza Corwin ; dead. 5. Dolly (Dorothy), 
born 1809; married John Coleman. 6. Matthias, born 26 Jan., 1812; married Eve- 
line Williams. 7. Julia, born 1814; married Hector Tuthill 

Matthias Horton died 1815; his wife in 1842. 

V. Elihu, son of Silas Horton and Experience Vail, born 175S; 
married, about 1779, Hannah Coleman. He was a zealous Whig in 
Revolutionary times, and signed the Pledge of Independence for the 
Colonies in 1 775 

Children, probably born in Goshen : 

I. Ira, born 17S0; married Sarah Vanduzen. 2. Gabriel II . married Margaret 

VI. IjAKNabas, son of Silas Horton and Experience Vail, born in 
Goshen, 30 June, 1770 (Mrs. Lee says 3 Jan.); married in 1794, MiLi- 
CENT Howell, of Southampton, L. I., born 18 Sept., 1770; died 13 
Jan., 1849. ^e (\'\<2d 24 Oct., 1823, both in Minnisink. 

Children : 

I. Parmenas Howell, born in Wallkill, 13 Dec, 1795 ; married Fanny Cash. 
2 Aima, born in Wallkill, N. V., 21 Jan., 179S; married Simon W. Stoddard; died 
30 Sept., 1S43. 3 Il^'^rvey, born in Goshen, I Feb., 1800; married Mary Bennel. 

4, Horace, born in Minnisink, 6 Oct., 1S03; left at 18; never heaid of afterwards. 

5. Gabriel, born 9 Aug., 1806, in Minnisink; died iS Dec, 1847. 6. Milicent El- 
len, born lo July, 1S09; married Charles Lee. 7. Hampton Howell, born in Min- 
nisink, 16 May, 1811 ; died 6 Jan., 1S25. 

XI. Ai:n;.\iL, daughter of Silas Horton and Experience Vail, born 

Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 79 

in Goshen, in 1773; married in Goshen, in 1794, Capt. Daniel 
Stringham, born in Wallkill, X. Y., in 1765. They moved to the 
State of Indiana in 1816. He died in 1841. She died in 1842. 
Children, all born in Middletown, N. Y.: 


I. John D. Stringham, born in 1795 '■> ^^^^ i^i 1814. 2. Silas Horton Stringbam, 
born 7 Nov., 1797. 3. Cbarles S., born 1799; died 1818. 4. Lewis, born 1801 ; 
died 1816. 5. William M., born 1803; died 1805. 6. Margaret, born 1805; married 
Z. C. Hovey in 1837 ; died 1874. 7. Jane, born 1808; married Randolph Widding ; 
is now a widow in Terra Haute, Ind. 8. William M., born 1808 ; died 1816. 

9. Hannah, born 181 1 ; married John Gilkey ; now a widow, Crawfordsville, Ind. 

10. Mary, born 1814; died 1816. 

X. Haxxah, daughter of Silas Horton and Experience Vail, born 
in Goshen, about 1770; married in 1790, Isaiah Vail, Jr. Settled 
in Goshen. 

Children, probably all born in Goshen : 

I. Lebbeus Lathrop, born 27 Oct., 1791 ; married Sally Moore; had 10 children. 

2. Julia, married Whitehead Halstead ; had 5 children. 3. Dolly, died in infancy. 
4. Oliver Horton, married Eunice Moore; had 5 children. 5. Nathaniel, died un- 
married. 6. William Morris, married Harriet Edwards; had 10 children. 7. James 
Williamson, married I. Lindamira Jackson, had 2 children ; married 2. Rebecca 
Sherman, grand-daughter of the Hon. Roger Sherman, of Connecticut, of the 
Continental Congress; had 5 children. 

I. Israel, Jr., first son of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah Lee 
{Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb /.), born in Cutchogue, Southold, 23 
Sept. 1756. He died at Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., 22 July, 1813. 
She died Jan., 1842. He moved with his father from Southold to 
Goshen, N. Y., in 1762. At the death of his father he was about 15 
years old, and he being the oldest of the family, remained with his 
mother, and assisted in taking care of the family. On the 23 Feb., 
1780, he married Anna Van Devort ; she was the daughter of Thomas 
Van Devort, and was born in Orange Co., N. Y., 29 Nov., 1763. 
He removed from Orange County to Owego, N. Y., about 1801 or 
1S02, and in 1816 from Owego to Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., where 
he settled permanently, and spent the remainder of his days. They 
were pious people and members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Children : 


I. Jason, born in Orange Co., N, Y., 23 Feb., 1781 ; married Sally Miller, of Ge- 
neva, 2. William Lee, born in Orange County, New York, 21 October, 1 781. 

3. Sarah, born in Orange County, New York, 9 April, 1784; married in 
Phelps, 1813, Samuel Minnis. 4. Phebe, born in Orange Co., N. Y., 6 March, 
1786; married Frederick Schenick, of Spencer, N. Y. 5. John, born in Orange Co., 

80 SLx/h Genei'Lition. — Caleb I. 

N. Y., 26 Feb., 1788; married Rachel Hiler. 6. Thomas Van Devort, born in 
Orange Co., N. Y., 6 April, 1790; .died 21 July, 1811. 7. Benjamin, born in Or- 
ange Co., N. Y., 9 Sept., 1792; died 22 Sept., 1834. 8. Arietta, born in Orange 
Co., N, Y., 2% Nov., 1794; married Isaac Butler. 9. Peter Davis, born in Orange 
Co., N. Y., II Dec, 1796; married Hannah Couch, 10. Isaac T., born in Orange 
Co., N. Y., 28 Feb., 1799; married Esther Clark, ii. Eleanor, born in Ow^ego, N. 
Y., 27 Dec, 1802; married Thomas Van Devort. 12. Cornelius, born in Owego, 
N. Y., 13 Aug., 1804; died unmarried; 13. Joseph Lee, born in Owego, N. Y., 9 
July, 1807 ; married widow Elizabeth Hatfield. 

II. Jason, son of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah Lee, born at Cut- 
chogue, Southold, L. L, 18 Dec, 1758; married in 1783, to Mary 
Terry, daughter of Uriah Terry and Abigail Cleveland, and born in 
Southold, L. I., in 1760. He was a clothier by trade, served his ap- 
prenticeship in Chester, and then settled for a short time at Bosken- 
ridge, — it is now Basking Ridge, — New Jersey, and then moved 
to Somerville, New Jersey, where he settled permanently and 
where he died. He was one of the most pious and exemplary 
men that ever lived, a zealous, active, intelligent Presbyterian. 
He was a very strict observer of the Sabbath, and violation of it 
by his neighbors always gave him great displeasure. Observing one 
of his neighbors frequently chopping firewood on the Sabbath, he 
went one Saturday afternoon and took his neighbor a load of wood pre- 
pared for the fire, telling him it was to save him the trouble of chop- 
ping his firewood on the Sabbath. His neighbor took it kindly, and 
was careful afterwards to see that his fuel was all ready beforehand for 
the Sabbath. It was a common remark of one of the most reckless 
men of Somerville, that *'If all professors of religion would live like 
Old Jason Horton, he would believe there was some reality in reli- 

Jason Horton never failed to exert a strong influence for the Chris- 
tian religion as long as he lived. And his wife also was a true help- 
meet for him in this regard, possessing genuine piety and Christian 
activity. She died at Somerville, on Sabbafh morning at 5 o'clock, 
22 Aug., 1841. 


I. Uriah, born in Sugar Loaf, Orange Co., N. Y., in 1784 ; married Elizabeth 
Fairchild. 2. Sarah, born 20 Jan., 1788; married William Guest. 3. Elizabeth, 
married i. John Denniston ; 2. Adam Huyler. 4. Mary, born in 1793. 5. Abigail, 
born in Somerville, 6 March, 1795. ^- Kvinice, born in 1797. 7. Fanny, burn 
in 1799. 8. Israel, born in 1 801 ; died young. 

These children were all members of the Presbyterian Church, except 
Elizabeth, who is a member of the M. E. Church. 

Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 81 

III. Jeremiah, son of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah Lee, born at 
Cutchogue, L. I., 24 Oct., 1759. He lived with his grandfather Lee 
on Long Island, until he was sixteen years old, and then came to 
Orange Co. On the i6th of Jan., 1783, he married Mary Gold- 
smith. One of his hips was injured by sciatic rheumatism in early 
life, causing him to be a cripple all his days. He was a stone-mason 
and farmer, and notwithstanding he was lame, he still performed a great 
amount of manual labor. He was a man of good judgment, and a 
Justice of the Peace for many years, and was a man greatly beloved 
and respected in the community. He and his wife were both members 
of the Presbyterian Church. They settled in Blooming Grove, about 
a mile and a quarter south of the present village of Washingtonville, 
and he built, mostly with his own hands, the venerable old stone man- 
sion now occupied by the widow and family of his only son Benjamin 
G. Horton. Jeremiah Horton died 17 Sept., 1841. His wife died 
10 June, 1833. 

Children, all born in Blooming Grove : 

I. Julia, died young. 2. Fanny, died young. 3. Eunice, born 2 March, 1791, 
4. Susan, horn 17 Oct., 1793. 5. Mary, born 23 Oct., 1795. 6. Sarah, born 15 
March, 1797. 7. Lydia, 24 April, 1799. 8. Eliza, died young. 9. Amy, born 17 
Nov., 1803. 10. Benjamin G., born 28 August, 1807. 

IV. Eunice, daughter of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah Lee, born 
at Southold in 1761; married George Howell. They moved from 
Orange Co., in early life, and settled at Peach Orchard, Seneca 
Co., N. Y. 

Children : 

I. Benjamin. 2. William. 3. Jeremiah. 4. George. 5. Samuel. 6. Lucinda. 
7. Anna. 8. Jemima. 9. Meliitabel. 10. Sally. 11. Hannah. 12. Eliza. 

V. Maj. John, son of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah Lee, born in 
Goshen, 30 July, 1763. He married in Little Britain, Orange Co., 
N. Y., 9 April, 1785, Deborah Terry, daughter of Parshall Terry 
and Deborah Clark, born in Little Britain, Orange Co., N. Y., on the 
25 day of May, 1766. She was one of the inmates of the famed 
Forty Fort the night after the Indian battle and massacre of Wyoming. 
She was the tender and affectionate mother of eleven children, and 
raised them all to maturity. They moved to Wyoming Valley in 
1787, and in 1792 moved to Terrytown, Pa., where he bought land 
and settled permanently, and where he died on the 28th day of April, 
1848, aged almost 85 years, and where she died on the 25th day of 
May, 1S44, aged 78 years. 

82 Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 


"Major Horton built the first framed dwelling-house on the west side of 
the river in the township of then Wyalusing, now Terry. He was the 
owner of the first two-horse wagon ever brought into Terry town, and 
that wagon not only cheerfully bore the burdens he put upon it, but 
also those of several of the neighbors. He also owned the first fanning 
mill ever brought into the place. He built the first frame barn that 
was ever built in the township. It was built in 1805, and is still in a 
good state of preservation, and is owned by Edmund Horton. 

The framed house mentioned above, built by Major Horton in 1806, 
accidentally took fire on the 23 Sept., i86t, and was burned up. 
Major Horton was a wagoner in the Revolutionary War, towards the 
close of the war, and was stationed in Mamakating Hollow, and after- 
wards on the Neversink Creek, not far from the present Port Jervis. He 
was Major of a battalion of militia in Wyalusing, frequently held town- 
ship offices, and was one of the leading men of the place. He was not 
a public professor of Christianity, but his life in the main was in har- 
mony with its teachings, and he loved, and was successful, in promo- 
ting good order in society. He was universally esteemed, and at his 
funeral a larger concourse of people were gathered than had ever before 
been witnessed in this part of the country on a funeral occasion. De- 
borah, his wife, was a woman distinguished for her eminent piety, 
unwearied industry, and good economy; she knew well how to guide 
the house. Their children were all born at Terrytown, except Eben- 
ezer, who was born in Little Britain, N. Y., and Anna and Lydia, 
who were born in Wvoming Vallev. 

Children : 

I. Ehenezer, born 9 Jan., 17S6; married Mary Terry. 2. Anna, born 21 Oct., 
17S8; (bed August, 1813; unmarried, 3. Lydia, born ^4 March, 1791; married 
John 1'. Stalfurd. 4. John, born 23 March, 1793; married I. Nancy Miller ; 2. 
Lydia Molther; 3. Amanda Cross. 5. Eunice, born 14 Jan., 1796; married Thomas 
Ingham. 6. Sallie, l)orn 29 May, 1798; married John Moirow. 7. Betsey, born 27 
Dec, 1800; married Francis Baillet. 8. Francis, born 7 June, 1S03 : died unmar- 
ried. 9. George F., born 2 Jan., 1806; married Abigail Terry. 10. Edmund, born 
9 August, iSoS ; married Martha A. Robinson. II. Harry Morgan, born 24 Sept., 
181 1 ; unmarried. 

VI. Joseph Lee, son of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah Lee, born 
in Goshen, N. Y., 27 April, 1765; married in Sugar Loaf, X. V., 27 
Feb., 1791, to Hannah Todd, daughter of Josei)h Todd, of Sugar 
Loaf, and born there on the 31 Aug., 1771. He died in Palmyra, 10 
July, 1 83 1. She died at the same place on 9 Aug., 1827. 

He moved from Goshen, N. Y., soon after he was married, to Owe- 
go, N. Y., where he remained until 1803, and he then removed to Pal- 

Sixth Gejieration. — Caleb I. 83 

myra, N. Y., and took up land and settled about four miles north of 
the village, where Mrs. Sarah Durfee, one of his daughters, now 

Joseph L. Horton and his wife were very pious people, both worthy 
members of the Baptist Church, beloved and respected in the commu- 
nity. He was a farmer and shoemaker. He had feeble health for 
several years before his death, wasting away gradually by consumption. 
He was a very patient and industrious man, and towards the close of 
his life, suffering fiom the ravages of disease, and much enfeebled, he 
would still work at his occupation, making sometimes one shoe in a 
day, and at others only half a one, according as he had strength and 
breath. His end was peace. 

Children : 

I. Samuel Todd, born at Owego, N. V., 27 July, 1792. 2. Catharine, bora at 
Owego, N. Y., 21 May, 1794; married Geo. Spinner; he died without issue. 3. Henry 
Wisner, born at Owego, N. Y., 31 May, 1797. 4. Sarah Parshall, born at Owego, 
N. Y.. 28 May, 1799, 5- James Parshall, born at Owego, N. Y., 5 April, 1801. 
6. Millie Ann, born at Palmyra, N. Y., 20 July, 1803 ; died 7 Oct., 181S. 7. Lewis 
Beers, born at Palmyra, N. Y., 24 May, 1806. 8. Anna, born at Palmyra, N. Y., 5 
July, iSoS. 9. Durfee Delano, born at Palmyra, X. Y., 25 July, 1813. 10. \Yil5on 
Osborn, born at Palmyra, N. Y., 26 April, 1815. 

VII. IVIary, daughter of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah Lee, born 
near Goshen, N. Y., about 1767; married John Clark. Settled in 
Spencer, N. Y. 

Children : 

John, Benjamin, Ann, Sally, and others. 

VIII. Samuel, son of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah Lee, 1 orn in the 
township of Goshen, N. Y., in the year 1770. He was a master 
builder in the city of New York, when quite a young man. He was 
said to possess a mind peculiarly adapted to mechanical pursuits, and 
he engaged in them before his majority. When about 23 years of age, 
he took the small-pox, in New York, went home to his father's, in Or- 
ange County, where he died in a few days. 

IX. BEN7AMIN, youngest child of Lieut. Israel Horton and Sarah 
Lee, was born at Sugar Loaf, N. Y., 7 Feb., 1772. He was married 
in Belvale, Orange Co., N. Y., 29 Jan., 1795, ^7 ^^"^^ Rev. Mr. Ste- 
vens, to Hannah Vanxe. She was born in Belvale, N. Y., 28 March, 
1777. He bought a farm and settled there, but by indorsing for a 
friend, he lost his farm and all that he had. He then, about 1822, 

84 Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 

removed to New York, and entered largely into the business of a mas- 
ter builder. In 1S34 he moved to Milan, Ohio, where, on the i8th 
Feb., 1856, he died, of congestion of the lungs. His wife died at the 
same place, 25 June, i860. He and his wife were both members of the 
M. E. Church. 
Children : 

I. Margaret Vance, born 9 Dec, 1796. 2, Milton, born 7 April, 1799. 4. Julia 
Ann E., born 12 May, 1800 ; died of consumption, in Ohio, 27 Nov., 1839 ; unmar- 
ried. 4. Samuel, born 28 July, 1802; died 21 Nov., 1841, of epilepsy and consump- 
tion; unmarried. 5. Nicholas Townsend, born in Belvale, 20 Jan., 1805; married 
Sarah Van Orden. 6. Sarah Jane, born in Belvale, 2 May, 1807; married Matthew 
Mead, and settled in Philadelphia, Pa. 7. Eliza, born in Belvale, 19 March, 1809; 
died of lock-jaw, 18 July, 1815. 8. Hannah Maria, born in Belvale, 7 May, 181 1 ; 
married James Galloway Horton. 9. Catharine D., born in Belvale, 13 Aug., 1813; 
married Enoch Nichols. 10. Elizabeth R., born in Belvale, 3 Oct., 1815; married 
Smith Conley. 11. Eunice, born in Belvaie, 6 Oct., 1817; died 8 Oct., 1826, of 
dysenter}'. 12. Eloise, born in Belvale, 19 May, 1822; died 2 Oct., 1843, o^ con- 
sumption; unmarried. 

I. Elijah, son of Elijah Horton and Lydia Sweazy i Caleb, Barna- 
bas, Caleb I. », born in Chester, N. J., 19 Dec, 1756; married 19 Dec, 

1780, Mary . born in Roxbury, N. J., April, 1752; died 17 Dec, 

1790, leaving two children, Anna and Betsy, who married and settled 
in Canada. He married 2. about 1793, Mehitabel Ruth Coleman, 
of Goshen, N. Y., and had: 

I. Elijah, born 15 Dec, 1794; married Sarah Obcrton. 2. Ephraim Coleman, 
born 1796 ; died young. 

Elijah Horton was a man of correct moral deportment, and a valu- 
able citizen. He died 29 August, 1799 ; buried in Chester Cemetery. 

n. Barnadas, son of Elijah Horton and Elizabeth Sweazy, born in 
Chester, 27 Sept., 1759; married 1783, Elizabeth Coleman. He died 
6 Dec, 1800. She died 26 Jan., 1831. Both buried in Chester 

Children, born at Chester: 

I. Elizabeih, born 17S4; married Nathan Corwin ; died 5 May, 1806. 2. Ruth, 
married Lodwick Horton, of Goshen, N. Y. 3. Patty Coleman, born 23 Sept., 
1802; married John \V. Thorp. 

ni. Silas, son of Elijah Horton and Lydia Sweazy, born in Ches- 
ter, 17 July, 1764; married i. Susan Corwin, who died 9 July, 1790, 
leaving Lydia Corwin Horton, who married Isaac H. Corwin, and died 

Sixth Generation. — Caleb I. 85 

in 1816, childless. He married 2. Mary Kelsey, born in Goshen, 26 
Jan., 1770; died 21 Dec, 1803, without issue. He married 3. Esther 
HoRTON, daughter of Dea. Nathaniel Horton, and had 

Mary, born 8 Sept., 181 1 ; died 8 Oct., 181 1. 

On the tombstone of Silas, we find: '^ Filled the measure of his 
days with usefulness, and departed this life 10 Dec, 1842. He was a 
consistent member of the Congregational Church for 55 years, and the 
loss caused by his death can only be estimated by those who knew him. 
One of his last bequests was $3,200, secured by bond and mortgage, 
and the interest to be appropriated annually to the support of the 
elected Congregational minister of the first Congregational Church of 

Esther, his 3d wife, died 5 Feb., 1852, aged 70. 

Jonathan Bani, son of Barnabas Horton and Mary Tuthill (^Jona- 
than, J^onathan, Caleb I.), born at Southold, 14 March, 1794; mar- 
ried I. 20 May, 1 81 5, by Rev. L. Thompson, to Deborah Osborn. 
She died in 1833, leaving children, as follows, all born in Southold : 

I. Emily, born II March, 1816; married Gilbert Miller; she died in 1857. 
2. Edwin, born I Sept., 1817; died 6 July, 1818. 3. Joseph Osborn, born 24 Aug., 
1819; died in New York, in 1858. 4. Edmund Bani, born 5 October, 1821. 
5. Jerusha Conklin, born 14 June, 1824; married Orrin Case ; died in 1874. 6. De- 
borah, born 7 Sept., 1828; married Charles Van Devort. 7. Catherine Conover, 
born 25 Dec, 1830; married Jonas Gulick. 

Jonathan Bani married 2. in 1838, Jerusha Edwards, she died, and 
he married 3. Jerusha Peorney, she died, and he married 4. Hannah 
Blonvette, she died in 1870; he died in New York, 19 Feb., 1871, 
and was buried at Cutchogue, L. I. Mr. Horton was emphatically a 
servant of God. We here re-produce a portion of his obituary, which 
appeared in the Presbyterian, of Philadelphia, shortly after his decease: 
"Mr. Horton has been for forty years the indefatigable and successful 
Tract Missionary of the Seventh Ward, New York City. When he 
first assumed the important task of laboring for the spiritual interests of 
this portion of the city, it was known as one of the most wicked and 
wretched wards. The 'Sailor Boarding-houses' of olden times, with 
their numerous ' land-sharks,' and temptations to sinful indulgence, 
swarmed here In process of time, the greater part of this ter- 
ritory was occupied by dwellings of opulent merchants. Then after 
another period of years, a new generation found the older inhabitants 
of the Seventh Ward crowded out, and their former homes became 

86 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

filled with a population of the dregs of old country emigrants, or gave 
place to shops and manufactories. Mr. Horton adapted himself and 
modified his work to meet these successive changes, and calling to his 
help a faithful band of distributors, teachers and visitors, made a 
Christian influence to be felt, increasing its power by every available 
means. A great multitude of conversions from year to year were the 
result of his faithful labors. Admonished by the approach of old age, 
he resigned his position as missionary, made all arrangements as to his 
worldly affairs, wrote farewell letters, and quietly looked forward to 
the close of his earthly career." 

Seventh Geiieration. — Caleb I. 

I. HuLDAH, daughter of Dea. Nathaniel Horton and Rebecca Rob- 
inson {Nathaniel, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in Chester, N. J., 
14 Jan., 1762; married in 1781, to Joel Coe, of Middletown, Conn. 
Moved to Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y. , where they settled. He died 
23 Sept., 1846, aged Z'^ years, 4 months. She died 13 Dec, 1803. 
After her death he married Widow Hepzibah Smith. 

Children, probably, all born in Scipio: 

I. Mary C, born 8 Sept., 1782; married David Bennet ; had Joel Coe, Maiy 
Jane, Charles David, Emily, Nathaniel Curtis, and Rachel. 2. Josejih, born 12 
Nov., 1784; married ist 12 Jan., 1816, Pallas Wales, she died 4 Feb., 1822; he 
married 2d Sophia Harwood ; he died in Ohio, 17 Oct., 1854. 3. Rachel, born 
9 July, 1786; married 22 April, 1813, Benjamin Olney ; he died ist Sunday in 
April, 1850; she died 1st Sunday in April, 1874. 4. Nathaniel, born 6 Sept., 178S; 
married Mary Taylor White; he died in Oregon, 10 Oct., 1868. S.Joel, born 
8 March, 1791 ; died 21 May, 1791. 6. Huldah Horton, born 5 July, 1793; married 
Walter Bennet, of Portage, N. Y. 7. Joel, born 7 June, 1795; married Sophronia 
Roberts; he died in Louisiana, in June, 1834. 8. Curtis, born 25 August, 1797; 
married Hannah Clark; died 10 April, 1871, at Spring Post, N. Y. 9. Alma, born 
25 Sept., 1802 ; married William Harwood ; had Joel, William, and Alma ; she died 
in Michigan, Jan., 1836, 

A genealogy of the Coe family was published about twenty years 
ago. Many eminent men belong to that family. 

II. Rebecca, daughter of Dea. Nathaniel Horton and Rebecca 
Robinson, born in Chester, 19 Dec, 1763; married Benjamin 
FoRDYCE. He died 13 March, 1819. She died 17 Nov., 1840, in 
Scipio, N. Y. 

Seventh Getieration. — Caleb I, 87 

Children : 

I. John, born 2 March, 1791 ; died 21 Jan., 1S6S. 2. Eunice, born 4 July, 1792 ; 

died 20 Nov., 1861. 3. Benjamin, born ii June, 1797; died 10 Dec, 1870. 4. 

Nathaniel Horton, born 4 Jan., 1799. 5. Rebecca, born 27 July, 1805; died 
7 July, 1829. 

Mrs. Fordyce was a very pious woman, a member of the Presbyterian ' 
Church, and highly esteemed. 

III. Jonah, son of Dea. Nathaniel Horton and Rebecca Robinson, 
born in Chester, 1765; married i. about 17S9, to Jane Dalrymple, 
She died about 1795 ^ married 2. in 1796, Hannah Bryant. 

Children, probably all born in Chester : 

I. I'hebe, born 1790. 2. Iluldah, born about 1792; married John King. 3. 
Nathaniel, born about 1794. 

By 2d wife : 

4. Elisha, born about 1798; died without issue. 5. Barnabas, born about iSoo; 
married Ruih Cramer. 6. Archibald, born about 1802; married Matilda Smith. 
7. Joanna, born about 1 804 ; married David Horton Lewis. 8. Celestia, born about 
1807; married John Cooper Horton. 9. Lydia, born about 1809; married Daniel 
Horton ; no issue. 

Jonah Horton died in Lockport, N. Y. 

IV. Susan, daughter of Dea. Nathaniel Horton and Rebecca Rob- 
inson, born in Chester, about 1767 ; married Robert McCollum, 3P 
March, 1788. Died in Calais, N. Y. 

Children : 

I. Joel. 2. Rebecca. 3. Isaiah. 4. Susan. 5. Robert L. 6. Hiram. 7. Es- 
ther. 8. Nathaniel. 9. Anna. 10. Mehitabel. ii. Polly. All now (1872), dead, 
excepting Hiram, Anna, and Esther. 

IX. Elisha, son of Dea. Nathaniel Horton and Rebecca Robinson, 
born in Chester, in 1777 ; married about 1800, to Polly, daughter of 
Caleb Horton and Sarah Benjamin. She was his second cousin, and 
born in Chester, about 1779. They moved to Scipio, N. Y., in 1797, 
and settled there, and there they died. 

Children, probably, all born in Chester: 

I. Isaiah, born 27 July, 1796; married Charlotte Chatfield. 2. Aaron, un- 
married. 3. Phebe, married Stephen Robinson. 4. Esther, married Warren R. 
At wood. 

88 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

X. Col. Nathaniel, son of Dea. Nathaniel Horton and Rebecca 
Robinson, born in Chester, 15 Sept., 1778; married about 1801, to 
Eunice Horton, daugliter of Daniel Horton and Martha Terry. He 
died in Ciiester, 17 Dec, 1856. She died 7 June, 1857; both buried 
in Chester Cemetery, He was an honorable and popular man, a Col- 
onel in the militia, and much esteemed as an officer and citizen. 

Children, all born in Chester : 

r. Julia, born 1802; married Nathan Horton. 2. Ann Eliza, born 1804; married 
Levi Vanosdell. 3. Martha, born 1806; married Isaac Oakford. 4. Lydia, born 
1809; married Charles Dobbins. 

XI. Hiram, son of Dea. Nathaniel Horton and Rebecca Robinson, 
born in Chester, 16 Feb., 1780; married in 1808, Mary Rose, 
born 29 Feb., 1778. He died 22 May, 1852. She died 8 March, 
1855 ; both buried in Chester Cemetery. 

Children, all born in Chester : 

I. Rebecca, born 29 Dec, 1809; married David Schuyler De Camp. 2. Stephen 
Overron, born 21 July, 181 1; married Dency Cooper. 3. Elizabeth Celina, born 
1813; married I. Silas Olney; 2. Capt. Lemon. 4. Mary Rose, born 8 April, 1S18; 
maiTied Alfred Horton. 

Hiram Horton possessed fine social qualities, was well skilled in 
music, and always led the singing in the Congregational Church until 
prevented by the infirmities incident to old age. 

'' With the most limited opportunities for early education, he became 
a great and profound thinker. He was an upright and conscientious 
man, and largely shared the esteem of all who knew him. He was 
a most sincere and ardent Universalist, living the life of the Christian, 
and dying in the full and perfect triumph of Gospel faith and hope. 
He and his wife were, for many years, members of the Congrega- 
tional Church of Chester ; but about thirty years before his death, he 
and his wife embraced Universalism, and avowed it openly ever 
afterwards. Nevertheless, they continued to support the church and 
worship within its walls, and we hazard nothing in saying that there 
was no man in Chester, nor in all the region round about it, who was 
more generally and highly respected for manly and Christian character 
than Hiram Horton. Some time before his death he had requested 
that a minister of the Universalist denomination should attend his 
funeral services ; but the pastor of the church, the Rev. Luke I. Stout- 
enberg, and others, refused to let them into the church, notwithstand- 
ing that the salary of that preacher was paid in part by the ' Horton 
Fund,' and the church itself had been built mainly by the Hortons. 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb /. 89 

His funeral had to be attended in the Presbyterian Church, the 
Presbyterians generously offering them the use of their church." — 
Obituary of Hira7n Hortoti. 

XIII. Aaron, son of Dea. Nathaniel Horton and Rebecca Robinson, 
born in Chester, about 1 788 ; married Nancy Cramer, and had 
children, viz.: 

I. Silas, born about 1812. 2. Lydia. 3. Aaron Decatur. 4. Huldah. 

5. Nathaniel Charles, 

Nancy Cramer Horton died, and he married the widow Maria 
Craig, and she died without children by him. He married next the 
widow, Pamela Smith ; she died leaving no children by him. He 
married, for his fourth wife, Jane Hawk, and by her he had one son, 
viz.: William. 

I. Edward, son of David Horton and Olive Skellinger {^Nathaniel, 
Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb /.), born in Chester, N. J., 17, March, iTT] , 
married in Jan., 1798, Charlotte Seward, cousin of the late Gov. 
William H. Seward, of New York, and born in Chester, 19 August, 
1775. They moved to Cayuga Co., N. Y., in 1804, and settled in 
the town of Brutus. 

Children, all born in Randolph, Morris Co., N. J.: 

I. James, born 24 Dec, 1798; married Jane Putnam. 2. John, born 29 Oct., 
1 801 ; married Paulina Carrier. 3. David, born 4 July, 1 804. 4, Daniel, born 17 
March, 1S08. 5. Horace, born 2 July, 1810. 

Edward Horton died 6 Feb., 1835. His wife died 10 Sept., 1872, 
at the remarkable age of 97 years and 21 days. In her funeral pro- 
cession were four generations of her descendants. They were both 
buried in Brutus, N. Y. 

II. Mehitabel, daughter of David Horton and Olive Skellinger; 
born in Chester, N. J., 15 Jan., 1780; married Daniel Horton 
Miller ; moved to Michigan ; died in Calhoun Co. 

Children, probably, all born in Chester : 

I. Olive, bom 31 Dec., 1797; died ist Sept., 1819. 2. David, bom 30 Dec. 
1799. 3. Phebe Ann, born 27 Jan., 1803; married Root. 4. Charles, born 13 
Sept., 1809; died 23 Sept., 1828. 5. Esther, born 10 March, 1803; married 
Hackett. 6. Mary C, born 8 Sept., 1823; married Hicks; died 27 April, 1863. 

I. Silas Danes, son of Silas Horton and Mary Danes (Silas, Bariia- 

90 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

has, Barnabas, Caleb /.), born in Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y., in 
July, 1778. Moved to Wallkill, with his father, when young ; married 
Mary McClean, 1796: 

Children, probably, born in Wallkill: 

I. Fanny, born 1797. 2. Abbey, born 1799. 3. Warren, died 3 Oct., 1862. 4. 
Betsey. 5. Caroline. 6. Nelson, married Sarah Shons. 7. James M., died in 
1816, 8. Jane, died in 1838. 9. William Harrison. 10. Lewis, died young. 11. 
Judson, died in 1859. 12. Alfred, died 27 July, 1873. ^S- Emiline, died May 
1861. 14. Mary Ann. 15. Smith. 16. Verdine, resides in Jersey City. 

Of the above children, the first to ninth, inclusive, were by his ist 
wife, she died 30 Jan., 181 4. In 181 5, he married 2. Mary Calen 
DER, and she had the 10, 11, 12, and 13 of the above children, and 
died in Sept., 1826, and in August, 1827, he married 3. Ann Purdy, 
by whom he had the three last children. 

Silas Danes Horton was a farmer, upright, honest, and a man of 
more than ordinary mental " capacity. He was a deacon of the Old 
School Baptist Church at the time of his death, and for many years 
before. He wrote frequently on religious subjects, and many of his 
articles appeared in the ^^ Signs of the Times''' a religious paper edited 
and published by the Rev. G. Beebee, of Middletown, N. Y. 

Dea. Horton was one of the pillars of the church, greatly esteemed 
by his fellow-citizens, and his death, which occurred 21 Sept., 1S50, 
was deeply lamented. 

II. Barnabas, son of Silas Hortoa and Mary Danes, born in 
Wallkill, in 1780; married about 1804, Jerusha Wheat; she died and 
he married 2. 

Children, born in Wallkill, and all by his first wife: 

I. Loton, married Adeline Horton. 2. Harrison, married Prudence Warner. 
3. Anna, married Alanson Beeks. 4. Milicent, married Chaunrey Horton, son of 
Gilbert, son of Frederick. 5. Alfred M., married Adaline Wheat, they were double 
cousins; had Silas Danes, and others. 6. Gabriel C, married i. Mary Ann Slaw- 
on; 2. Elizabeth Thompson; he had Loton, by his ist wife, and Horace and 
Gilbert, by 2d wife. 

Barnabas Horton died in 1867. 

I. Jason, son of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort {Israel, Jona- 
than, Jonathan, Caleb I.), born in Goshen, Orange Co., N. Y., 23 
Feb., 1 781; married in Lansing, Tompkins Co., N. Y., 9 Oct., 1805, 
Sally Miller; she was born in Lansing, in 1787. 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 91 

Children : 

I. Ursula, born in Lansing, N. Y., 15 July, 1806; died in Williamston, Mich., 
Feb., 1868; unmarried. 2. Ann, born in Lansing, N. Y., 1 1 Aug., 1808; married 
Daniel Sutton. 3, Phebe, born in Phelps, N. Y., 1 1 May, 181 1 ; married David 
Beeman. 4. Joseph, bom in Phelps, N. Y., 25 Sept., 1812; died at Constantine, St. 
Joseph Co., Mich., 16 Sept., 1866. 5. Israel, born in Lansing, N. Y., 29 Jan., 1815. 

6. Mary Ann, born in Lansing, N. Y., 20 Feb., 1S17, married Smith. 7 

Minor Thomas, born in Phelps, 2 June, i8i6. 8. Eleanor, born in Lansing, N. Y., 
22 Nov., 1821; jnarried Samuel Barker, in Phelps, where she now lives. 

He died in Lansing, N. Y., i6 Sept., 1821, After his death his 
widow married a Taylor; she died in Watkins, N. Y. , 19 Dec, 1861. 

II. William Lee, son of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort, born 
in Orange Co., N. Y., 21 Oct., 1782; married Eunice Tracey, of 
Spencer, N. Y. 

Children : 

I. James Parshall. 2. Lydia Ann, married Shepherd. 3. Caroline, married Har- 
mer. 4. Charlotte, J., married Raymond. 5. Sarah R,, married Nichols, 6. Clark, 
married, had sons, Henry N. and Elliott. 

He moved with his father to Phelps, N. Y., in early life. 

III. Sarah, daughter of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort, born 
in Orange Co., N. Y., 9 April, 1784; married in Phelps, in 1813, to 
SaiMUEL Minnis. She died 8 May, 1864, in Wyalusing, Bradford Co., 
Pa.; she was a quiet Christian woman, much esteemed by all who 
knew her. Her husband died in comparatively early life, leaving her 
with a family of children, and not much of this world's goods to help 
herself with. But by industry and care she managed to raise and edu- 
cate her children. She was living with one of them, viz., Maria Ho- 
met, of Wyalusing, Pa., at the time of her death. In her early life she 
was very active — often rode on horseback — and at one time she made 
a trip on horseback and alone, from Phelps to Wyalusing, about three 
hundred miles circular. 

Children, born at Phelps : 

I. William, 2. and 3, (twins) Maria, married Edward Hornet; Rachael, married 
Stephen Spoor. 4, Ellen, married Jacob Hicks. 5. Willard, born in 1823 ; died 

IV. Phebe, daughter of Israel Horton and x\nna Van Devort, born 
,in Orange Co., N. Y., 6 March, 1786; married about 1806, to Fred- 

92 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

ERiCK ScHENicK, of Owcgo, N. Y., and went to Canada ; nothing fur- 
ther is known of her. 

V. John, son of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort, born in Or- 
ange Co., N. Y., 26 Feb., 1788; married in Phelps, about 1810, to 
Rachael Hiler. He died at Phelps, 9 Sept., 1859. She is still living. 

Children, born in Phelps : 

I. John M., born 30 Dec, 1819; married Mary Martin Boardman, 2. Samuel 
Minnis, born 29 Oct., 1836; married Sylvia Ann Cole. 3. S. Van Rensalaer, born 
II Aug., 1829; married Rowena S. Rafter. 4. Peter Davis, born 17 April, 1826; 
married Mary S. Aiken. 5. William P., born 26, Dec., 1821; married Phebe Ann 
Brink. 6. Eunice, married Edgar P. Lake. 7. Ella S., married Gross. 8. Sarah, 

VIII. Arietta, daughter of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort, 
born in Orange Co., N. Y., 28 Nov., 1794; married about 1818, to 
Isaac Butler, of Phelps. She died 2 June, 1842. 

Children : 

I, Maria, married Eggleston. 2. Nancy, married Parshall. 3. Elizabeth, married 
Parshall. 4. Sarah Ann, married Service. 5. Mahala, married Van Scoy. 6. Am- 
anda, married Larkin. 7. Elihu. 8. Samuel. 

IX. Peter Davis, son of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort, born 
in Orange Co., N. Y., 11 Dec, 1796 ; married at Nelson, O., 5 May, 
1830, by Rev. Ezra Booth, to Hannah Couch, daughter of Samuel 
Couch and Hannah Ferris, and born in Lee, Berkshire Co., Mass., 
23 July, 1802. He was a minister of the M. E. Church, a pious man, 
and an acceptable preacher, standing fair among his brethren, and 
in the community. Hannah Couch Horton died at Hubbard, Trum- 
ble Co., O., 22 Feb., 1845, leaving three children, viz.: 

I. Joseph Dempster. 2. Thirza Ann. 3. Marcus C. 

He married 2. in 1846, Ann Chambers, daughter of Ezekiel 
Chambers, of Erie Co., Pa., and had one son, George W., born 
2 Dec, 1849. Peter D. Horton died at Nelson, O., 21 Dec, 1867. 

X. Isaac Teneyck, son of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort, 
born in Orange Co., N. Y., 28 Feb., 1799; married about 1822, 
Esther Clark. He died 7 Sept., 1869. 

Children, i. born in Phelps, N. Y., 7 born in Washtenaw, Mich., 
the rest in Orleans, N. Y.: 

I. Myron, born 14 Oct., 1823; died 14 May, 1848. 2. Charlotte, born 26 Sept., 

Seve7ith Generation. — Caleb I. 93 

1825. 3. Tunis D., born 28 March, 1828. 4. Anne J., born 5 March, 1830. 5. 
Caroline, born 3 May, 1J232. 6. Abbie, bom 6 August, 1835. 7- Ellen V., born 28 
Dec, 1843, 

XI. Eleanor, daughter of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort, 
born in Owego, N. Y., 27 Dec, 1802; moved with her father 
to Phelps, N. Y., in 1816 ; married at Phelps, by the Rev. Mr. Strong 
(Presbyterian), on i Jan., 1828, to Thomas Van Devort, born 
in Warwick, N. Y., 27 August, 1802. He moved to Phelps, in 1823. 
He was a son of Cornelius Teneyck Van Devort and Maria Probosco, 
and was born in Warwick, N. Y., 12 Oct., 1773. Maria Probosco 
was born in Brunswick, N. J., 8 Oct., 1778. He died 7 April, 1855. 
She died 17 March, 1864. 

Dr. Thomas Van Devort, of Somerset Co., N. J., the father of Cor- 
nelius, died 17 Oct., 1773, aged 32 years, 7 months, and 10 days. 
His wife's name was Arietta Teneyck. After his death she married 

Wood. He died and she subsequently married Clark. 

She died 31 Oct., 1826, aged 80 years. 

Children of Eleanor, all born at Phelps, N. Y.: 

I. Cornelius Teneyck, born 14 Oct., 1828 ; died 20 August, 1829. 2. Phebe 
Ann, born 24 Dec., 1829; died 20 Dec, 1862; unmarried. 3. Henry Christy, born 
16 March, 1831 ; died 20 Nov., 1848. 4. Andrew Probosco, born 10 Sept., 1832; 
died I March, 1869. 5. Gilbert Mead, born 9 Dec, 1834. 6. Maria, born 
21 Sept., 1836. 7. Sarah Ella, born 12 May, 1838. 8. Cornelius, born 16 Oct., 
1842. 9. Thomas Spencer, born 26 Nov., 1844. 

XII. Cornelius, son of Israel Horton and Anna Van Devort, born 
in Owego, N. Y., 13 August, 1804; moved with his parents to 
Phelps, in 181 6. He was a teacher for several years in his early life. 

Quite early in life he engaged in mercantile business, selling dry- 
goods, groceries, hardware, etc., and also various agricultural imple- 
ments, and generally carried on a successful business. 

He was Supervisor of the township of Phelps for eight years in 
succession, and was one of the most prominent and influential citizens 
of the town, enjoying the fullest confidence of the people. He was a 
kind-hearted and upright man, a close figurer, but always just and 
honorable in his dealings. He was never married, never made 
a public profession of religion, although he was a man of very correct 
moral deportment and habits, and practically a Christian gentleman. 
On the 29 Oct., 1871, as he was riding with a friend in a buggy, the 
horse became frightened, and ran away, upsetting the wagon, and 
throwing Mr. Horton upon the ground with great violence, causing 

94 Seventh Ge7ieration. — Caleb I. 

his death in a few hours afterwards. He was wholly unconscious, and 
never spoke after the fall. He was a tall man, over six feet high, of 
commanding appearance, and urbane and dignified in his manners. 
He left an estate of about ^50,000, with one sister, and a large number 
of nephews and nieces to inherit it. 

XIII. Joseph Lee, youngest son of Israel Horton and Anna Van 
Devort, born in Owego, N. Y., 9 July, 1807. He married the widow 
Elizabeth Hatfield, of Newark, N. J. He was a very quiet, unas- 
suming man, never had any children. He died in Phelps, in Jan., 
1871. His wife died in Nov., 1870. 

I. Uriah Terry, son of Jason Horton and Mary Terry (^Israel, 
yonathaft, jFonathan, Caleb I.), born in Orange Co., N. Y., in 1784; 
moved with his father to Basking Ridge, N. J., about 1790, and next 
to Mendham, N. J., where in 1806, he married Elizabeth Fair- 
child, daughter of Peter Fairchild, and born 13 June, 1782. They 
moved from Mendham to White House, Hunterdon Co., N. J., 
in 1808, and lived there until 1820, when they moved to Lambertville, 
N. J., and settled there. He was a hatter by trade. He died in the 
Fall of 1858. She died at Lambertville, 22 Oct., 1864. For her 
goodness of heart and fidelity to duty in all the relations of life, she 
had the esteem and respect of all who knew her. She united with the 
Presbyterian Church in Lambertville, in 1825, and she adorned and 
illustrated the profession of Christianity, she then made, in the whole 
of her after life. She was one of the excellent of the earth, and 
though far advanced in years, still her departure was greatly lamented 
by the church and congregation. 

Children : 

I, Mary Jane, hovn in Mendham, 24 Jan., 1809; married Charles Naylnr, 2. 
Harriet Lacy, born in Mendham, 6 April, 181 1 ; married James Gordon. 3. 
Andrew Jackson, bom in Mendham, 13 May, 1S13 ; left home at 17, never heard of 
afterwards. 4. Anna Maria, born at White House, 14 April, 1815; unmarried. 5. 
Brackey, born at White House, 27 Feb., 1S19; married Asa Price. 6. Alexander 
Horace, born at Lambertville, 16 Oct., 1S21. 7. Abbey Wilson, born at Lambert- 
ville, in 1825 ; died unmarried. 

II. Sarah, daughter of Jason Horton and Mary Terry, born in 
Basking Ridge, 20 Jan., 1788; married about 1808, to William Guest; 
he died at White House, N. J., 6 March, 1857. 

Children : 

I. George, dead. 2. Mary. 3. Elizabeth. 4. Fanny. 5. Phebe. 6. Martha, 
dead. 7. Sarah Ann. 8, William. 9. Amy. 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 95 

III. Elizabeth, daughter of Jason Horton and Mary Terry, born 
at Basking Ridge, N. J., 6 January, 1790; married i. in the spring of 
1807, to John Dexiston, son of William Deniston and Elizabeth 
Black, and born about 1780; died in 1815. She married 2. Adam 


Children : 

I. George, born near Morristown, N. J., 1S08; married jJorothy Smith. 

2. Charles, born near Morristown, N. J., 4 April, 1809; marrird Mary Workman. 

3. Anna, born in Trenton, N. J., 12 March, 1812; married Sebra Hough. 4. John 
Horton, born in Trenton, N. J., 15 Jan., 1S15 ; married I. Eliza Ricket, 2. Alice 

By second wife: 

5. Elizabeth, born at Bound Brook, N. J., 6 Jan., 1818; married Hiram Allen. 
6. Adam, born at Lambevtsville, N J., 27 Dec, 1S20; married I. Elizabeth Rob- 
erts, 2. Hannah Snyder. 7. Jason florton, born at New Brunswick, 23 Feb., 1823. 
8. Edward Perrine, born at New Brunswick, 22 Aug., 1829. 

Adam Huyler died in March, 1846; he was the son of William 
Huyler and Gertrude Smock; family originally from Holland. 

Mrs. Huyler resides at Newark, N. Y., is wonderfully preserved, is 
active in body and mind, sight and hearing only very slightly impaired, 
and her memory quite good, and now, at nearly 86, she is getting a 
new set of natural teeth. 

IV. Mary, daughter of Jason Horton and Mary Terry, married 
Geo. Beemer, of Beemersville, N. J. 

Children : 

Sarah, Horton, Elton and Halsey (twins). Abbey, Harriet and Jane. 

V. Abigail, daughter of Jason Horton and Mary Terry, born in 
Sommerville, N. J., 6 March, 1795 ; died 19 August, 1875; -^^ ^^^ 
never married. She made teaching her profession for many years. 
She was a skillful educator and a great favorite of children. She 
early professed Christianity, and became a member of the Presby- 
terian Church. She was a lady of marked piety and intelligence; 
occasionally wrote articles for the newspapers. In 1872 she writes : 
" This is my hand-writing, so, through the mercy of the Lord, my life 
is yet prolonged, but I am aged (77) and infirm, going the down hill 
of life, living on borrowed time. Oh, how important to be prepared 
for the final change ! 

'' Of my sisters, the oldest is gone, taken in her 84th year, departed 

96 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

suddenly, gone, we trust, to ^Heaven above, where all is love,' and 
where sorrowing and sighing can never enter." 

In another letter, she says : ^'Our home is pleasant, we live in a 
beautiful village of New Jersey. Yes, little New Jersey, 

'<■ ' With call thy faults, I love thee still ; 
I see beauties on every hill; 
Thy rocks in grandeur rise ; 
Thy rills are charming in my eyes.' " 

She wrote and published a very pretty obituary of her sister, who 
died recently. 

VI. Eunice, daughter of Jason Horton and Mary Terry, born at 
Basking Ridge, N. J., 20 Feb., 1796; married at North Branch, N. 
J., 15 Sept., 1 8 13, by Rev. Enoch Burt, to George Bockover, born at 
Beemersville, Sussex Co., N. J., 3 Jan., 1790; died 30 July, 1870. 

Children, all born at Beemerville : 

I. Jason Horton, born 18 Oct., 1814; ma'-ried Mary Insley; had 4 sons and 4 
daughters ; nearly all his life a wholesale merchant in the city of New York ; died 
22d April, 1875; 1^^ ^^5 truly one of the excellent of the earth, 2. John Jackson, 
born 20 Oct., 1816; married Ruth CoykenduU. 3. Maria, born 19 May, 1819; 
married Jacob li. Todd, merchant. 4. Julia Ann, born 13 Oct., 1821 ; married 
John B. Adams. 5. Benjamin Terry, born 8 Aug., 1824; married Sarah E. Hatha- 
way. 6. Miranda, born 20 Aug., 1S27; married Charles Good; both dead. 
7. and 8. (twins) Harriet, born 8 July, 1830; married Alvah Crone; he died. 
Jane, born 8 July, 1830; married Henry A. De Poe ; he died. 9. Elizabeth, born 
5 July, 1833; married Thomas C. Whider. 10. Emma, born 25 Feb., 1838; mar- 
ried Sanford E. Fitch, 15 Sept., 1863, during the veiy interesting celebration of 
the " Golden "Wedding" of her honored parents. 

VII. Fanny, daughter of Jason Horton and Mary Terry, born at 
Basking Ridge, N. J., 15 Sept., 1799; married, at North Branch, N. J., 
14 Feb., 1817, by Rev. Dr. Vadenburg, to John Williams, born at 
Redington, N. J., 27 Aug., 1791; a farmer; died 11 Dec, 1867. 

Children : 

I. George, born 15 Nov., 1818 ; a merchant in New York City. 2. Jason, born 6 
March, 1824, also a merchant in New York. 3. John William Kline, born 15 Sept., 
1831 ; merchant in New York. 4. Samuel, born 29 May, 1833; died 9 March, 1845. 

III. Eunice, datighter of Jeremiah Horton, Esq., and Mary Gold- 
smith {Israel, Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb /.), born in Blooming 
Grove, Orange Co., N. Y., 2 March, 1791; married Edw.\rd Strong, 
of Blooming Grove. 




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Sevetith Generation. — Caleb I. 97 

Children, all born in Blooming Grove: 

I. Nancy, married James Madison Smith. 2. Nathan, married Mary Morbin. 
3. Edward. 4. Sarah Jane. 5. Benjamin Horton. 

IV. Susan, daughter of Jeremiah Horton, Esq., and Mary Gold- 
smith, born in Blooming Grove, 17 Oct., 1793; married Harry 

Children, all born in Blooming Grove : 

I. Nathan. 2. Walton. 3. Mary. 4. Sarah. 5. Eunice. 

V. Mary, daughter of Jeremiah Horton, Esq., and Mary Goldsmith, 
born in Blooming Grove, 2t, Oct., 1795; married i. Solomon Gray, 
and had two children, viz.: 

• Thomas and Leander. 

Solomon Gray died about 1845. She married 2. Richard Gibston, 
and had : 

I. Ann Maria. 2. Edward. 3. Julia. 4. Mary. 

VI. Sarah, daughter of Jeremiah Horton, Esq., and Mary Gold- 
smith, born in Blooming Grove, 15 March, 1797; married 22 Jan., 
1 81 8, in Blooming Grove, by Rev. Luther Halsey, to Nathaniel 
Thompson, son of George Thompson and Elizabeth Gregory, and born 
in Blooming Grove, 22 Dec, 1792. She died 11 March, 1875, ^'^^Y 

Children, both born in Monroe, Orange Co., X. Y.: 

I. Jeremiah Horton, born 13 Jan., 1821 ; married lO Dec, 1845, Mary Webb. 
2. George Washington, born 2 March, 1824; married 5 Jan., 1848, Charity Conk- 
lin ; she died 15 March, 1875. 

Sarah H. Thompson was one of the excellent of the earth — faithful, 
kind, energetic and industrious — exemplifying Christianity in her daily 
walk and conversation ; open, frank and cheerful, she was ever sun- 
shine for the family. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Thompson is well preserved; has lived a long life of usefulness ; 
an able and efficient farmer ; an upright Christian man ; began the 
world with little ; is now wealthy. He is a member of the Presbyte- 
rian Church. 

VII. Lydia, daughter of Jeremiah Horton, Esq., and Mary Gold- 


98 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

smith, born in Blooming Grove, 24 April, 1799; married i. by Rev, 
Mr. x\rbuckle, in Blooming Grove, to Albert Gallatin Hildreth, 
son of John Hildreth, of Southampton, L. I.; had one son, died in in- 
fancy. Mr. Hildreth died. vShe married 2. Edward Strong, of 
Blooming Grove, and had Mary Bethia, born 20 May, 1840, who mar- 
ried, 20 May, 1863, Dr. George Hudson Thompson, a dentist, of 
Newburgh, and they have Edward Brewster Thompson, born in New- 
burgh, 9 March, 1844. Edward Strong died, and Lydia, his wife, 
moved to Newburgh, where she owns property and is very pleasantly 
situated. She has long been a professor of Christianity, and lived in 
harmony with its teachings. 

IX. Amy, daughter of Jeremiah Horton, Esq., and Mary Goldsmith, 
born in Blooming Grove, 17 November, 1803; married Palmer Wil- 


I. Mary. 2. Susan. 3. Horton. 4. Jennie. 5. Marietta, dead. 6. Oscar. 

7. Julia. 8. Harrison. 

X. Benjamin Goldsmith, son of Jeremiah Horton, Esq., and Mary 
Goldsmith, born in Blooming Grove, 28 Aug., 1807; married 14 Feb.. 
1832, to Sarah Jane Stuart, born in Blooming Grove, about 1809. 
She died 13 May, 1847. 

Children : 

I. Sarah Maria, born 23 Jan., 1S33. 2. Anna F., born I Sept., 1835. 3. John 
W., born 27 May, 1837 ; dead. 4. Carrie S., born 30 Nov., 1840. 5. Phebe N., 
born 30 Aug., 1842; dead. 6. Jeremiah Henry, born 20 Dec., 1S44. Anna F. re- 
mains unmarried. John W. and Phebe N. died unmarried. 

Benjamin G. Horton married 2. in the Presbyterian Chun h. Merry 
All, Pa., 23 January, 1853, by Rev. Dr. S. F. Colt, to Anna Pamela 
Ingham, daughter of Thomas Ingham, Esq., and Eunice Horton, and 
born at Sugar Run, Bradford Co., Pa., 4 May, 181 8. 


7. Eunice Louisa, born 10 May, 1854. 8. Thomas Ingham, born 18 Sept., 1S56. 
9. Charles Herbert, born 5 June, i860. 

His children were all born in the old stone mansion, built by his 
father, in 1802. It is one of the oldest dwellings in Blooming Grove, 
and it is still a very comfortable and venerable house. It, together 
with a good farm, was inherited by Benjamin, he being the only 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 99 

and here he lived until his death, which occurred on the 9th of Nov., 
1874. He was a kind, unassuming man — always possessing a good 
moral character, and a few months before his death he made a public 
profession of Christianity, and became a member of the Blooming 
Grove Church. His wife early embraced Christianity, and was a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian Church, of Wyalusing, Pa. She is now a mem- 
ber of the Blooming Grove Church, faithful and active in the work of 
the Church and Sabbath-school. 

I. Ebenezer, son of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry {Israel^ 
y^onathan, Jonathan, Caleb /.), born in Little Britain, Orange Co., 
N, Y., 9 Jan., 1786; married, at Terrytown, Pa., by Guy Wells, Esq., 
in Oct., 1805, to Mary Terry, daughter of Jonathan Terry, Esq., and 
Abigail Terry, born in Wyalusing, Pa., 5 Dec, 1787. He died i May, 
1826, of tuberculosis. She died 30 March, 1873, ^^ the advanced age 
of nearly ^6 years. He was one of the constituent members of the 
first Baptist Church of Asylum, now Terry Township. She was not a 
public professor of Christianity, but was Old School Baptist in senti- 
ment for many years before she died. 

Children, all born at the old homestead, in Wilmot, now occupied 
by N. T. Horton, except Jason and Nathaniel, who were born at Ter- 
rytown : 

I. Jason, born 13 July, 1807; married (i) Olivia Ladd, {2) Roxana Cooey. 
2. Nathaniel Terry, bom 5 Jan., 1808 ; married Mehala Hancock. 3. Julia, bom 
6 Oct., 1810 ; married Samuel E. Miller. 4. Eunice, born 7 Sept., 1812 ; married 
James H. Turrell. 5. Hiram, born 7 June, 1815 ; unmarried. 6. Ebenezer, bom 
4 April, 1817; married Ellen M. Crandall. 7. Adela, bom 13 April, 1819 ; mar- 
ried C. Schoonover. 8. Jane, born 22 July, 1821 ; married Lehman Turrell. 
9. Lydia Ann, born 4 Feb., 1824 ; married Moses T. Slotery. 

n. Anna, daughter of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, born 
in Wyoming Valley, on the farm afterwards owned by Oliver Petti- 
bone, 21 Oct., i>88; died at Terrytown, 27 Aug., 1813, of consump- 
tion; unmarried. She was intelligent, truly pious, and of a most 
amiable disposition. 

HI. Lydia, daughter of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, bom 
in Wyoming Valley, 14 March, [791; married at Terrytown, 12 Nov., 
1815, by Rev. M. M. York, to John Pauling Stalford, son of Joseph 
Stalford and Catherine Pauling, and born in Perkiomen, Montgomery 
Co., Pa., 20 Dec, 1788; died in Wyalusing, 27 Jan., 1863. Mrs. 
Stalford is still living; she is well preserved, resides at the old home- 

100 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

stead, also occupied by her son, John B. Stalford. She was a very 
beautiful girl, always possessed an amiable disposition and fine social 
qualities, and now, at the age of 84 and upwards, she is active, cheer- 
ful and remarkably good looking for one of her age; devotedly attached 
to her grandchildren, who live with her, and for whom she is untiring 
in her care. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and has 
lived a long life of industry, economy and practical piety, beloved by 
all who know her. 

Children, all born in Wyalusing : 

I. Samuel, died in infancy. 2. Ellen, born 18 Dec, 1817; married Dr. D. C. Sco- 
ville, 3. Elizabeth, born 20 Aug., 1819 ; married Cornelius Cronin ; died at Du- 
shore. Pa., 5 Oct., 1856; left John and Julia. 4. Joseph Horton, born 14 July, 
1821 ; married I. Mary Delhi; married 2. widow Mary Sturdevant. 5. Benjamin, 
born 25 July, 1823 ; unmarried. 6. Jesse Tuxbury, born 8 Dec, 1825 ; married I, 
Catherine Wilcox ; married 2. Jane Manly. 7. Deborah Ann, born 15 Oct., 1828 ; 
married Hollenback ; died in Illinois. 8. John Bradford, born 6 April, 1830 ; mar- 
ried Emma Martin. 9. George Horton, born 23 May, 1833; married Minerva Jane 
Hollenback ; lives in Iowa. 

IV. Maj. John, Jr., son of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, 
born at Terrytown, 23 March, 1793. He was three times married, 
I. 16 July, 1 81 6, to Nancy G. Miller, daughter of John Miller and 
Lydia Gilbert. She was born in Connecticut; she died 27 Oct., 1839. 
He married 2. 3 Aug., 1841, to widow Lydia Molther, of Nazareth, 
Pa.; she died 4 June, 1850. Married 3. 9 Aug., 1852, to widow 

Amanda Cross, of Towanda, Pa., daughter of Spaulding and 

Huldah Kellogg. He died 21 Feb., 1S67. 

Children, by his first wife: 

I. Elmore, born 6 May, 1817; married Mary Stone. 2. Mary, born 19 Nov., 1818; 
married Dr. Nathan Wells. 3. Orice, born 16 June, 1821; married Austin Stalford. 
4. John Miller, born 7 Feb., 1823; married Susan L. Bacon. 5. Anna, born 19 
Nov., 1825; married Dr. James De Wolf. 6. Lydia Miller, born 31 Dec., 1828; 
married Rev. Dr. S. ¥. Colt. 7. Rouena Nancy, born 4 Dec, 1832 ; unmarried, 
8. Hariy M., born 25 May, 1835 ; married Capt. Familton. 9. Infant, female, still- 
born, 1838. 

By his second wife: 

10. Col. Joseph Homet, born 2 June, 1842 ; married Abbie Newcomb. 

By his third wife: 

II. Belle Amanda, born 8 May, i860. All born at Terrytown, Pa. 

Maj. Horton possessed more than an ordinary fund of cheerfulness and 

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joviality; and his humorous and genial nature was an unfailing source 
of interest and life iji the family and in the social circle He was a 
careful business man. Though long engaged in mercantile pursuits, 
he never had occasion to fear financial crises or revulsions, living al- 
ways prepared at any moment to honor his pecuniary obligations. 
. Punctuality and promptness were marked characteristics of the man. 
To perform was more pleasing to him than to promise ; in enterprises 
for the public good he was always among the first. He was constable 
for many years. Justice of the Peace for five years, and declined a re- 
election ; was Treasurer of the County for two years, and was one of 
the electors on the Democratic electoral ticket in 1848. He was Cap- 
tain and then Major in the militia, and from 1828 to 1835 Brigade In- 

Though not a public professor of Christianity, he was its friend and 
supporter, and conscientiously and habitually practised its virtues. He 
was uniformly in attendance upon public worship, and paid more 
money for the Terrytown Tabernacle (Union meeting-house) than any 
other person. 

He was popular and pleasing in his manners, and politically a man 
of mark, but never a politician — holding office only when the office 
sought him. His end was quiet and peaceful. 

" The * Angel's Whisper' stole in song upon his closing ear ; 
From his own daughter's lips it came, so musical and clear, 
That scarcely knew the dying man what melody was there : 
The last of earth's or first of heaven's pervading all the air." 

V. Eunice, daughter of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, 
born at Terrytown, 14 Jan., 1796; married in the old log meeting- 
house at Merry All, Pa., 20 July, 181 7, by Rev. Minor Manasseh York, 
to Thomas Ingham, Esq., son of Joseph Ingham and Pamelia Ellicott, 
and born in Bucks Co., Pa., i April, 1794. The ancestors of Thomas 
Ingham came from England. Jonas Ingham, the first known ancestor, 
came to this country about A. D. 1700. By trade he was a clothier. 
He married a Cheshire woman, who often told her grandson that she 
landed on the ground where the city of Philadelphia now stands before 
there was a house on it. They settled in Trenton, N. J., where their 
son Jonathan was born, in 1709 or 1710. They also had three daugh- 
ters. Jonathan Ingham resided in Bucks County, at a place known as 
Ingham's Springs, where he owned a farm and woolen factory. He 
was a rigid Quaker. A cotemporary, who was well acquainted with 

102 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

him said, ^' He did not belong to the old aristocracy who governed 
Bucks County before the Revolution, but his position in life and high 
intelligence put him in their society." They made him a Justice of the 
Peace^ a Judge of the Court, and a member of the Assembly. He died in 
1 798 or 1 799, aged 89. He had 3 sons and 2 daughters. Jonas, his young- 
est son, was born in 1 746. He learned the business of a clothier. January 
3, 1 771, he was married to Elizabeth Beaumont, and soon after leased his 
father's fulling mill, and was running it when the Revolutionary war 
commenced. When the contesting armies came near, he enlisted, and 
served first as a Lieutenant and then as a Captain in the militia. He 
was in service in 1777, and in the battle at Gulf Mills. In the early 
part of the year 1778 he was taken with a fever and sent home. He 
afterward purchased land and built a fulling mill near the Delaware 
River; he there lived some years and educated his children himself. 
In 1789 he commenced a settlement on the Wyalusing Creek, being 
the first settler above Lewis', on that stream. He was an ingenious 
mechanic, and invented the machine for shearing cloth, which after- 
wards came into general use. He was a good writer and public 
speaker. In 1804 he was elected a meml)er of the Legislature from 
Luzerne County. He died October 28, 1820. He had three sons and 
three daughters. 

Joseph, his eldest son, was born January 21, 1773, ^'"'^ ^""'^ father 
taught him the common branches of education, including surveying 
and algebra. While his father was making his first improvements on 
the Wyalusing, Joseph remained at home in Bucks County, in charge 
of the business. He learned the trade of a millwright. About the 
year 1793 he married Pamelia Ellicott, and soon after bought three 
hundred acres of land on the Susquehanna Rive^, at the mouth of the 
Sugar Run. He moved his family to this place in 1795, and com- 
menced building a saw mill in the fall of iSoi, and finished it in the 
spring following. Soon afterwards he built a grist mill. His wife, 
Pamelia Ellicott, died 17 November, 1824. He afterwards married 
Laura (^Whitcomb) Vose, a widow, by whom he had two sons. He 
had six sons by his first wife — no daughters. He died 11 June, 1829. 
Thoma^s, liis eldest son, was educated partly by his father at home and 
partly in the common-school at Wyalusing. He learned his father's 
business of millwright, nmning mills and farming. He bought a farm 
and settled first at Browntown, Pa. But he remained there but a short 
time, when he sold out and came back to Sugar Run, and lived near 
his father. After the death of his father, he bought the homestead, 
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Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 103 

a store-house, and engaged in the mercantile business. While quite a 
young man he was appointed a Justice of the Peace, and held that 
office during the most of his life. His mind was well informed on all 
general topics; his judgment was excellent, and he was noted for his 
morality, honesty and truthfulness. He was mild and quiet in his man- 
ners, but decided and firm in his purposes. Eunice, his wife, was 
handsome in her appearance and pleasing in her manners, possessed a 
lively and cheerful disposition, and was exceedingly energetic. She 
managed all the affairs of her household with economy and skill, and 
often assisted her husband in his business. When he was absent 
she could as readily manage the business out-doors as in the house. 
She was remarkably generous, and always had a bountiful hand for the 
poor, and was active in assisting her neighbors who were in sickness or 
trouble. Without making a public profession, both she and her hus- 
band exhibited the virtues of Christianity in her daily walk and char- 
acter. She died 2 March, 1S44. He died .14 August, 1855. They 
were both buried in the Terrytown Cernetery;. 
Children, all born in Asylum, now Wilmot, Pa.: 

I. Anna Pamelia, born 4 May, 1818*; married, Benjamin Goldsmith Horton, of 
Blooming Grove, Orange Co., N» .Y., where she now resides, 2, Joseph Washington 
Ingham, born 21 Oct., 1823; married in Wyalusihg, 5 June, 1849, by Rev. Dr. S. 
F. Colt, to Mary Elizabeth Taylor, daughter of Rev. George Taylor, of Moravia, N. 
Y., and Abigail Baldwin, of Bloomfield, N. J., and grand-daughter of Maj. John 
Taylor, of Wyalusing, and born at Moravia, N. Y., 16 Jan., 1830; they have one 
son, George Taylor Ingham, an only child, born at Sugar Run, 13 Aug., 1851 ; he 
is a merchant. 

J. W. Ingham owns and occupies the old homestead of his father, 
and is a manufacturer of lumber and flour. He is a good writer, and 
some of the soundest and best political articles published in the jour- 
nals of the county are from his pen. Mrs. Ingham is a worthy and 
active member of the Presbyterian Church. 

3. Thomas Jefferson, born 25 Nov,, 1828; married at Laporte, Pa,, 5 June, 1853, 
by William A. Mason, Esq., to Caroline Araminta Cheney, daughter of Abel 
Cheney and Priscilla Washburn, and born at Cortlandville, N, Y,, 15 Feb., 1831. 
He removed to Sullivan County after the death of his father, and studied law, soon 
attained to eminence as a lawyer, and stood at the head of the bar in his county; 
he has held the offices of Register, Recorder, Prothonotary, member of the Legis- 
lature, and Additional Law Judge, and in the fall of 1874, he, although always a 
strong Republican and editor of a Republican paper, was elected president Judge of 
the 44th Judicial District — a district largely Democratic. He resides in Laporte, 
Sullivan County, has three children, Ernest V., Ellery P., and Frank Horton. 

104 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

4. Debbie Lelia, born 3 June, 1831 ; married Andrew Jackson Stone, son of Ra- 
phael Stone and Mary Ingham. They live in Aurora, 111., and have three chil- 
dren, Hugh, Lillie and Eliza, all born in Wilmot, Pa. 5. Emma Adelaide, born 25 
Nov., 1840 ; married Dr. Volney Hornet. They reside at Camptown, Pa., and have 
Jessie, born at Sugar Run. 

No child or grand-child of Eunice Horton Ingham has yet died. 

VI. Sally, daughter of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, born 
29 May, 1798; married by Thomas Ingham, Esq., to John Morrow, 
son of John Morrow and Nancy Gamble^, and born in Dunlevey, in the 
Parish of Aughobog, County of Monohan^ Ireland, 20 June, 1801. 
He sailed from Ireland 14 March, iSii, and landed at Amboy, on 15 
April, 181 1. He was an excellent farmer, owned a good farm in 
^'The Bend" Asylum, now Wilmot Township, Bradford County, Pa. 
He was engaged in early life in merchandising, and later in life in 
raising and selling stock and grain. He possessed good business capa- 
cities, and was a man of much influence and activity, of good, sound, 
moral character, and well read in the sacred Scriptures, and in senti- 
ment a thorough Old School Presbyterian or Covenanter, but never 
made a public profession. He was fond of company, and always took 
pains to make pleasant visits for his friends when they called on him. 

Sally was a good housekeeper — industrious, economizing and a skill- 
ful worker, often taking the premium at the County Fair for domestic 
articles of her own manufacture. She possessed a wonderfully retentive 
memory — readily stating, not only incidents that occurred at anytime 
during her life, but also dates — dates of births, marriages and deaths 
of all her acquaintances, even from her early childhood. She had a 
peculiar faculty of stating a fact or circumstance so connected with 
others as to leave no doubt of its truthfulness. She died in Wya- 
lusing, 27 April, 1874, leaving to her family and friends the consoling 
belief that she exchanged the cares and sorrows of this mortal life for 
the full fruition of that world 

"Where fragrant flowers eternal bloom, 

And joys supreme are given ; 
\Miere rays divine disperse the gloom, 
Beyond the confines of the tomb, 
The endless bliss of Heaven." 

Mr. Morrow died in Wyalusing, at the residence of his son-in-law, 
Andrew Fee, 10 August, 1873, where he had lain sick about four 

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Seve7ith Generation. — Caleb I. 105 

Children, all born in Wilmot, except George, who was born at 
Terrytown, Pa.: 

I. George Horton, born i6 May, 1823; died 30 Dec, 1873 ; unmarried. 2. John 
Wallace, born 4 Oct., 1S24; died 20 March, 1857 ; unmarried, 3. James Harvey, 
born 2 March, 1826; married Sabra Smith; died at Terrytown, 22 June, 1857 ; he 
was a merchant, 4, Hon. Paul Dudley, born 17 Feb,, 1828; entered Freshman 
class, at Hamilton College, N. Y., Sept., 1848; graduated July, 1852, in first grade 
of scholarship ; read Law Extra, under Prof. T. W. Dwight, during his senior year 
in College. After his graduation, he studied law with the Hon. Ulysses Mercur, of 
Towanda. Admitted to practice, Sept., 1853. Elected District Attorney in 1856. 
Married 2 June, 1857, at Warren, Pa., by Rev. Dr. S. F. Colt, to Harriet King 
Pitcher, daughter of Lorin Pitcher and Henrietta Coburn, and born in Byron, Gene- 
see Co., N. Y., 19 Oct., 1836. Mr, Morrow was appointed additional Law Judge 
of the 13th Judicial District, I March, 1870; was elected in the fall of the same 
year, and commissioned for ten years. The district was divided in 1874, and he 
was then commissioned President Judge of the 13th District (composed of Brad- 
ford County) for the balance of his term of office. He was a first class lawyer, and, 
as a judicial officer, he ranks high, possessijig good executive talent and a sound 
judgment — none of his decisions have been reversed by the Supreme Court. He 
resides at Towanda, Pa. 5. Delibie Ann, born 7 Oct., 1830 ; married Andrew Fee. 
She is a highly resi)ected member of the Presbyterian Church. They live in Wyalu- 
sing. 6. Nancy, born 23 July, 1834; married Capt. John G. Brown; she died I 
April, 1874. 7. Francis Gailey, born 28 Dec, 1839; married Sarah Webb; owns the 
old Homestead, S.William Gibson, born 7 May, 1842; married Eliza Miller; lives 
in Wyalusing. 

VII. Elizabeth (Betsy), daughter of Maj. John Horton and 
Deborah Terry, was born at Terrytown, Pa., 27 Dec, 1800; was mar- 
ried at Terrytown, by Thomas Ingham, Esq., to Francis E. Baillet, 
son of Francis Baillet and Lydia Terry, and born in Philadelphia, 9 
June, 1797. He moved with his mother to Baltimore, where he 
served as an apprentice with a tobacconist. 

He came to Terrytown when a young man, moved to Farmersville, 
Cataraugus (.'o., N. Y., soon after their marriage. Resided in Far- 
mersville till 1837, when they removed to Ellicottville in the same 
county. He was clerk of Cataraugus Co. for twelve years in succes- 
sion, was always, and is yet, a staunch Democrat. Cataraugus was 
largely a Whig county, yet his great popularity always drew Whig- 
votes enough to elect him. He left Cataraugus Co. a few years ago, 
and went to Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where he now resides. 
He is a genial, whole-souled, sportive man, and his penmanship, now 
at the age of seventy-six years, is remarkably beautiful, round and fair, 
and almost as easily read as print. He is now clerk in the office of 

106 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

Carl C. Pope, Esq., of Black River Falls. He and his wife are both 

members of the Baptist Church, and if they live until the 30 of Nov. 

next (1874), they may celebrate their golden wedding.* 
Children : 

I. Han-y, born at Farmersville, N. Y., 29 Sept,, 1825; died 5 Oct., 1825. 2. John 
Horton, born at Farmersville, N. Y., 28 Jan., 1827; was a Union soldier; lives in 
Wisconsin. 3. George Washington, born at Farmersville, N. Y., 1 April, 1829; was 
Postmaster at Ellicottville. New York, for several years ; now lives '\\\ Wisconsin. 
4, Lydia Jane, born in Farmersville, New York, 24 July, 183 1 ; married A. E. 
Sawyer; lives at Black River Falls, Wisconsin. 5. Frank, born at Farmers- 
ville, 3 Sept., 1833; lives at Black River Falls. 6. Henry, born at Farmersville, 
30 April, 1836; died 3 April, 1857. 7. Anna E., born in Ellicottville, New York, 
4 March, 1838 ; died 4 October, 1S38. 8. Pamela, born in Ellicottville, 15 Sept., 
1839; married Austin ; lives at La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

VIII. Francis, son of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, born 
at Terrytown, Pa., 7 June, 1803. He purchased a farm in Farmers- 
ville, N. Y., went there and made the last payment for it. He was 
taken with inflammation of the stomach and bowels when on his way 
home, and died at his Uncle Joseph Horton's, at Palmyra, 30 June, 
1829, was buried in the East Palmyra Cemetery. 

IX. George Firman, son of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, 
born at Terrytown, 2 Jan., 1806; married at Terrytown, 4 June, 1832, 
by Thomas Ingham, Esq., to Abigail Terry, daughter of William 
Terry and Nancy Sherman, and born at East Palmyra, N. Y., 8 Oct., 
T807. He is a physician, was a member of the late Constitutional 
Convention of Pennsylvania. 

They have children as follows, all born at Terrytown : 

I. Francis William, born 15 March, 1S33 ; died 22 Dec, 1833. 2. Julia, born 
24 Oct., 1834; married C. S. Homet. 3. Jane Elizabeth, born 6 June, 1837; mar- 
ried Rev. D. Craft. 4. William Tern,', born 9 April, 1839; married Prudence 
Beardsley. 5. John Burleigh, born 8 Jan., 1S42; married Eva Tupper. 6. Debbie 
Emily, born 7 Nov.. 1843; niarried 30 June, 1868, Dr. W. J. Hillis; liied 26 
March, 1869, of consumption. 7. Nancy Terry, born 15 July, 1846; died of 
consumption, 7 Jan.. 1S72; unmarried. 8. Mary Eliza, born 24 April, 1850; married 
I Oct., 1873, to R. Sutton, of Lyons, N. Y. 

*The Golden Wedding was celebrated in good style in Black River Falls, attended 
by the Presbyterian minister, the physician, the editor of the village paper, and 
many of the citizens nf the village, al-o Edmund Horton and George F. Horton, of 
Pennsylvania, brothers of Mrs. Baillet^all of their children and grand-children now 
living, — many valuable tokens of respect and esteem were presented to the new 
married, youthful-looking, aged pair. 

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X. Edmund, son of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, born 9 
August, 1808; married at Lewistown, Mifflin Co., Pa., 10 Nov., 1834, 
by Rev. Mr. Wyles, to Martha Ann Robinson, daughter of Robert 
Robinson and Elizabeth Stalford, and born near Waynesburg, 3 Sept., 
181 1. Robert Robinson was the son of William Robinson and Martha 
Houston. He emigrated to this country from Ireland in 1752, and 
landed at Wilmington, Del , being then nineteen years old. He 
resided there until 1771, when he moved to Waynesburg, Mifflin Co., 
Pa., where he remained till the 12 June, 181 7, when he died. 

Robert Robinson was born 31 July, 1773, on the old farm in 
Waynesburg, now McVeytown. He was married in Philadelphia 23 
Oct., 1810, by an Episcopal clergyman, to Elizabeth Stalford, only 
daughter of Joseph Stalford and Catharine Pauling. Joseph Stalford 
was the son of Samuel Stalford and Elizabeth Richardson, of Philadel- 
phia. • Catharine Pauling was the daughter of Henry Pauling, who 
was originally from Germany. Henry Pauling had six sons and two 
daughters, viz. : John, Henry, Benjamin, Jesse, Nathan, William, 
Catharine, and Rachael. Robert Robinson died in Lewistown, 18 
April, 1832. 

Edmund Horton and Martha Robinson have children as follows, 
all born at Terry town, Pa.: 

I. James Robert, born 15 Feb., 1836; died 10 Sept., 1838. 2. Elizabeth Robin- 
son, born 15 May, 1838; unmarried ; resides at Terrytown, Pa. 3. Mary Lucretia, 
born 17 July, 1840; unmarried; resides at Terrytown, Pa. 4. Parshall Terry, born 

15 Feb., 1843; unmarried; resides at Terrytown, Pa. 5. Emily Robinson, born 
14 Nov., 1847 '» niarried at Terrytown, I June, 1869, by Rev. Hallock Armstrong of 
the Presbyterian Churcli, to Calvin D. Albert. He was a mechanic, and whilst at 
work in a planing-mill in Wyalusing, Pa., he was struck in the region of the 
stomach by a piece of board thrown l)y a circular saw, causing his death on the 17 
May, 1870, leaving Anna Horton Albert, a posthumous child, born in Terrytown, 

16 Oct., 1870. 

XI. Harry Morgan, son of Maj. John Horton and Deborah Terry, 
born 24 Sept., 181 1. He studied medicine with Dr. George F. 
Horton, and was also an office student of Prof. Samuel McClellan of 
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1833 and 1834. He gradu- 
ated at Jefferson Medical College in March, 1835. During the last 
year of his residence in the city, he frequently visited patients in the 
city and its environs, and in Feb., 1835, he was attacked with 
disease of the lungs. He was examined for his degree by a part of the 
Professors while confined to his bed, and he bore a very successful 
examination, all the Professors voting in his favor. He came home 
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108 Sevefith Generation, — Caleb I. 

on the 6 May, 1835. -^^ ^^'^-^ ^ member of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Philadelphia, and had a complimentary letter from the Rev. 
Dr. Ely. introducing him to some of the leading men of Columbia, 
South Carolina, and there he would have gone if he had lived, as Dr. 
Ely had influential friends there. The idea of going South to locate 
himself in the practice of medicine was so deeply impressed upon his 
mind, that he could not get rid of it, and he would not be satisfied 
until he started on his journey, and he did start, rode four miles in a 
buggy, and died the next morning at Thomas Ingham's. 

I. Samuel Todd, son of Joseph Lee Horton and Hannah Todd, 
was born at Owego, N. Y., 27 July,' 1792; was married at Palmyra, 
27 March, 181 2, to Mary Galloway, daughter of Captain James Gal- 
loway, and born at Palmyra in May, 1794. He was a farmer and 
merchant, a spirited business man, of commanding personal appear- 
ance, and greatly respected. He was a First Lieutenant of a volunteer 
company of militia in 1825. He died at Palmyra, 5 Sept., 1851. 

His wife after his death moved to Genesee Co., Mich., where 
she died 13 May, 1867. They were both members of the Baptist 
Church of Pahnyra. 

Children : 

I. James Galloway, born at Palmyra, April, 1815. 2. Cynthia, born at Palmyra. 
'3. Ira Joseph, born at Palmyra, i April, 1818; married Ruth Howard. 4. Maria P., 
born in Palmyra; died 28 May, 1843. 5. William M.. born in Palmyra; died 25 
June, 1854. 6. Carlton S., born in Palmyra. 

HL Henry Wisner Horton, son of Joseph Lee Horton and 
Hannah Todd, born at Owego, N. Y., 31 May, 1797. Moved with 
his parents to Palmyra, N. Y.; married at Penfield, N. Y., 31 Jan., 
1 81 9, to Adah Jennings, daughter of Joseph Jennings and Nancy 
Sherman. She was born at Broadalbin, Saratoga Co., N. Y., 8 Oct., 
1800. She died 20 Jan., 1856. They moved from Palmyra to Roy- 
altown, Niagara Co., N. Y., in 18 19. Remained there until 1830, 
when they removed to Groveland, Oakland Co., Mich., and settled 
on the farm upon which they now live (1873). He purchased his farm 
of the Government, and it wa^ the first Government land sold and 
occupied in that township. He was an Acting Justice of the Peace 
for twenty-two years. He was town-clerk for nine years, and supervi- 
sor for three years. He embraced Christianity in early life, became 
connected with the M. E. Church, and has been one of the Stewards 
in that church in Groveland, from 1839 to the present time. He 
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has always been known as "The Methodist Tavern and Preacher's 
Home." Through his efforts mainly, a comfortable church building 
was erected on the corner of his farm, and it has always been known 
as the ''Horton Methodist Church." He was Captain of the first 
volunteer militia company ever organized in that section of the 
country. He was always a true republican, and frequently received 
the nomination of the Whig party for a seat in the Legislature, but in 
consequence of the large Democratic majority in the district, he was 
never elected. With a character unblemished he has lived to an hon- 
orable old age, and by his many virtues he commands the respect 
and high esteem of the church and community in which he resides. 
Children : " 

I. Permelia, born 25 June, 1820. 2. Emerson Jennings, born 25 Dec, 1821 ; both 
died at Royalton, 10 Sept., 1824, where they were born ; they were both placed in 
one coffin and buried in Royahon Cemetery. 3. Elstin Jennings, born 25 Jan., 1824. 
4. Henry Lee, born 24 March, 1826. 5. Adah A., born 12 March, 1828; all at 

The rest, born at Groveland, Michigan : 

6. Julia A., born 24 Aug., 1830. 7. Joseph Lee, born 27 Nov., 1832. 8. Dexter, 
born 24 June, 1836. 9. Emerson C, born 24 Oct., 1838. 10. Oscar, born 2 Nov., 
1840. II. Nancy H., born 5 July, 1847. 

He married 2. on 16 Sept., 1856, Mary Laser, widow of Isaac 
J. Laser, Esq., of Springfield, Mich. 

IV. Sarah Parshall, daughter of Joseph Lee Horton and Hannah 
Todd, born at Owego, N. Y., 28 May, 1799; married at Palmyra, N. 
Y., 27 Aug., 1818, by Elder Roe, to Nathan Durfee, son of Gideon 
Durfee and Hannah Wood, and born at Palmyra, 21 Aug., 1796. He 
died 28 May, 1868, at the homestead of his father-in-law, which he 
had bought, and upon which he had made great improvements. He 
was a member of the Baptist Church. 

Children : 

I. Susan, born l8 Nov., 1819. 2. Sarah A., born 17 April, 1822. 3. James S., 
born at Royalton, Niagara Co., N. V., 16 Dec. 1827. He is married, has a family, 
resides at the old homestead with his mother. He is an active member of the Bap- 
tist Church. His mother is also a member of the Church, of marked piety and 
highly esteemed. 

V. James Parshall, son of Joseph Lee Horton and Hannah I'odd, 
born at Owego, N. Y., 5 April, 1801. He married in Palmyra, 17 

110 Seventh Generation. — Caleb t. 

Feb., 1829, to Caroline M. Goldsmith; she died at Palmyra, 16 
Jan., 1864; he died 13 July, 1871. 
They had but one child^ viz.: 

Adriana, born in Palmyra; married David Bostwick, and had one daughter. 
David Bostwick died 13 March, 1864; his wife died 23 June, 1869. 

Their daughter is living, and has a good property left her by her 

VII. Lewis Beers, son of Joseph Lee Horton and Hannah Todd, 
born at Palmyra, N. , Y., 24 May, 1806; married i. at Royalton, N. Y., 
22 Feb., 1827, to Lucy A. Bedell; she died 9 Aug., 1864. He was 
married 2. in the spring of 1866, to widow Elizabeth Spencer, of 
Michigan. By his first wife he had Caroline, born at Royalton. He 
is a farmer, and a deacon of the Baptist Church, of Royalton. 

VIII. Anna, daughter of Joseph Lee Horton and Hannah Todd, 
was born 5 July, 1808, died at Palmyra, N. Y., 29 July, 1854. She 
was never married, was a very pious girl; a member of the Baptist 
Church, lived a very exemplary life, had many friends; she was greatly 
afflicted wath ill health all her life. 

IX. Durfee Delano, son of Joseph Lee Horton and Hannah Todd, 
born 25 July, 1813; married 25 Feb., 1836, to Sarah Boyce, daughter 
of William Boyce, of Marion, N. Y. Settled at Groveland, Oakland 
Co., Mich. His wife died at Groveland, 5 June, 1837; was married 2. 

to Sarah . They are members of the Methodist 

Episcopal Church. 

Children : 

I. Lewis Beers. 2. George. 3. James L. 4. Ella. 

X. Wilson Osborn, son of Joseph Lee Horton and Hannah Todd, 
born 26 April, 1815. In his childhood he was subject to **fits," 
which clouded and dwarfed his mind; but to the extent of his ability 
he was a consistent Christian, and a member of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church. He died by drowning, while bathing in the Erie Canal, 
at Palmyra, 20 July, 1866. 

I. Margaret Vance, daughter of Benjamin Horton and Hannah 
Vance (^Israel, yofiathan, Jonathan, Caleb I.), born at Sugar Loaf, 

Seveftth Generation. — Caleb I. Ill 

Orange Co., N. Y., 9 Dec, 1796; married 13 Oct., 1821, to Peter 
Bexnet, of Goshen. She died of consumption, 22 March, 1846. 
She was a member of the M. E. Church. 

II. Milton, son of Benjamin Horton and Hannah Vance, born at 
Sugar Loaf, Orange Co., N. Y., 7 April, 1799; married at Monroe, 
Orange Co., N. Y., 10 Nov., 182 1, by the Rev. Zahpon Lyon of the 
M. E. Church, to Lydia Bennet, daughter of Benjamin Bennet and 
Mary Belcher, and born in Monroe. She died in West Salem, Wis., 
12 Sept., 1 87 1. 

*' Mother left us last fall for a brighter, happier clime. Her work 
was done, and well done. Many deeds of kindness were performed by 
her, known only to the recipients and to Him who seeth in secret." 
— Letter of Josephine D. Horton, 1872. 


I. Mary Elizabeth, born at Belvale, N. Y., 10 August, 1822; married Nelson 
Brown. 2. Benjamin, born at Belvale, N. Y., 19 Dec, 1823; married Carrie Hart. 
3. Townsend Nicholas, born at Belvale, N. V., 8 March, 1826. 4. Eunice Lucada, 
born at Belvale, N. Y., 21 Dec., 1827 ; married Caleb Evans. 5. Hannah Jane, 
born in Belvale, N. Y., 19 August, 1829; married Caleb Oakes. 6. Sarah Delia, 
born in Belvale, N. Y., 3 June, 1 831; married A. G. Smith. 7. Josephine Deborah, 
born in Belvale, N. Y., 17 July, 1834; unmarried. 8. Emma Alma, born in 
Milan, Ohio, 4 Sept., 1836; married William Upton. 9. Catharine Julia, l)orn 
in Milan, Ohio, 5 March, 1841. 

Milton Horion is now (1873; living at West Salem, Wis. He has 
been a farmer all his days, an occupation as honorable, certainly as 
useful, as any other known to the family of man. The intelligent, 
conscientious, upright farmer is, and of right should be, one of the 
lords of our happy country. He cannot be surpassed by any profession 
or class of persons. 

Milton Horton moved from Orange Co., N. Y., to Milan, Ohio, 
in 1835, ^^"^^ thence to West Salem, Wis., in 1865. He is a worthy 
follower, and so also was his wife, of the Good Shepherd, and he has 
always commanded the respect and esteem of all who have known 

V. Nicholas Townsend, son of Benjamin Horton and Hannah 
Vance, born in Belvale, N. Y., 20 Jan., 1805; married i. in New 
York City, 19 -August, 1827, Sarah Van Orden, of Jersey City. 
She died in Cincinnati. He was married 2. in Cincinnati, Ohio, to 
Eliza A. Smith. 

112 Seve7ith Generation. — Caleb I. 

He commenced in New York City about 1826, the business of 
setting iron railings around door-steps and iron fences in front of 
dwelling-houses and other buildings. In 1832 he moved to Cincin- 
nati, Ohio, and carried on his business on a large scale, manufacturing 
as well as setting iron-railings, mantels, grates, and fencings, giving 
employment to quite a number of workmen. He was doing a large 
business in and about Cincinnati, and was reputed to be worth 

In July, 1857, he was killed by one of his employees. The 
murderer was arrested, tried, convicted, and executed. 

By his sudden death his business matters were so deranged that his 
wife and family realized only a small part of his large estate. 

Children, by ist wife: 

I. David Claudius, born in New York City, 1828 ; dead. 2. Benjamin J., born in 
New York City, 13 Feb., 1831. 

By 2d wife : 

3. Carrie Ella, born in Cincinnati; married 4. George ClifToid, 
born in Cincinnati; unmarried; lives with his mother. 5. Nicholas Townsend, 
born in Cincilinati ; unmarried ; lives with his mother. 

VI. Sarah Jane, daughter of Benjamin Horton and Hannah Vance, 
was born at Belvale, 2 May, F807 ; was married in New York, 26 Dec, 
1827, to Matthew Mead, and moved to Philadelphia, where she died 
of consumption, 28 April, 1843. 

VIII. Hannah Maria, daughter of Benjamin Horton and Hannah 
Vance, was born at Belvale, 7 May, 181 1; was married about 1830, to 
James Galloway Horton, son of Lieut. Samuel T. Horton, of 
Palmyra, N. Y. They moved to Michigan. She died 19 A^jril, 1847, 
of consumption. 

(For her family, see James Galloway Horton.) 

IX. Catharine D., daughter of Benjamin Horton and Hannah 
Vance, was born at Belvale, 13 August, 1813 ; was married 12 Jan., 
1837, at Norwalk, Ohio, by Rev. J. H. Powers, to Enoch Nichols. 
He died 22 March, 1861, of consumption. He was a son of Nathan- 
iel Nichols, who emigrated from England, settled i. in Connecticut: 
2. in Oneida Co., N. Y. ; 3. in Genesee Valley, N. Y., where he died. 

Children : 

I. Martha J., born in Ridgefield, Ohio, II August, 1838; married by E. A. Prayt 
Esq., 23 Feb., 1857, to Caleb Root, of Norwalk, Ohio. 2. Hannah Etta, born in 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 113 

Ridgefield, Ohio, 12 Oct., 1839; married by Rev. Edwin Dewitt, 16 Sept., 1862, to 
Eben Baldwin, of Oxford, Ohio. 3. Benjamin Townsend, born in Oxford, Erie Co., 
Ohio, 29 July, 1845; married by Rev. Dr. Hatfield, 28 Oct., 1868, to Alice F. 
Hughes, of Milan, Ohio. 4. Albion Nathaniel, born in Oxford, Ohio, 19 March, 
1850 ; unmarried. 5. Horton Samuel, born in Oxford, Ohio, 12 April, 1852; died 
8 Feb., 1872, of consumption. 

To Mrs. Catharine D. Nichols we are indebted for the above 
record, and for other information in regard to the family of Benjamin 

X. Elizabeth R., daughter of Benjamin Horton and Hannah 
Vance, born at Belvale, 3 Oct., 181 5 ; married 7 Feb., 1833, to Smith 
CoNLEY. She died 26 May, 1853, of inflammation of the bowels. 
No record of children. 

IV. John, son of Lieut. John Horton and Mary De La Montanye 
Cyonathany yonathan, yonathan, Caleb I.), born in Wyoming, in 
1790. He married Wickizer, and settled on Wysox Creek, now Rome, 
Bradford Co., Pa., about 181 4. 

Children : 

I. Mary, born in Wyoming, 23 Nov., 1810; married William Trout, 2. Rosina, 
born m Wyoming, 25 Nov., 1813; unmarried; resides at Myersburg, Pa. 3. Sarah 
Ann, born in Wysox, now Rome, 8 Oct., 1816; married Jarvis. 4. John, born in 
Rome, II March, 1819; married Sarah Wickizer. 5. Josiah, born in Rome, 16 
Feb., 1823 ; married Mary Ann Lung. He is a good farmer and a very worthy man. 
He and his wife are members of the M. E. Church of Rome. 

V. Miller, son of Lieut. John Horton and Mary De La Montanye, 
born in Wyoming Valley, 12 Feb., 1792; married in Wilkesbarre, Pa., 
19 Dec, 1813, by Esq. Campbell, to Elizabeth Waller, daughter of 
Nathan Waller, and born in Wilkesbarre, 24 May, 1786, She died in 
South Wilkesbarre, 30 June, 1833. He died 20 Oct., 1847. He was 
a stage proprietor, contractor on public works and a farmer. 

Children, all born in South Wilkesbarre, Pa.: 

I. John Waller, born 22 Nov., 1814 ; married Sarah Gates. 2. Elizabeth, born 
14 Oct., 1816; married P. M. C. Gilchrist. 3. Mary, born 23 Oct., 1818; married 
W. L. Cook. 4. Nathan Miller, born 5 Jan., 1821 ; married Susan Richards. 
5. Emily, born 25 March, 1824. 6. Thomas Miner, born 23 March, 1826; died 
without issue. 7. William Drinker, born 6 Aug., 1828; died 16 Nov., 1829. 

Hon. Jesse, son of Lieut. John Horton and Mary De La Montanye, 
born in Wyoming Valley, near Forty Fort, 1797; married in Berwick, 

114 Seventh Genet ation. — Caleb I. 

Pa., in Jan., 1820, by Rev. Mr. Penne, to Hakriet Headley, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Samuel Headley and Anna Fairchild, and born in Cherry 
Valley, N. Y., in 1800; died at Berwick, 17 Jan. 1823, leaving two 
children, viz.: 

I. Anna Maria, born 2 April, 1822; married Allen M. Gangwer, now (1873) chief 
clerk 3d Auditor's Office, Washington, D. C. 2. Harriet, born 17 Jan., 1S23; 
married Nathan G. Wesley. 

He married 2. the widow Martha Cook, daughter of James Lemon 
and Rachel Fishing, and born in Point Township, Northumberland 
Co., Pa., 25 Feb., 1796. 

Children, all born in Northumberland : 

3. Carrie. 4. Amelia. 5. Isabella. 6. Martha Cora. 

By her first husband Mrs. Horton had Elizabeth and Edward, both 

died in infancy, and William Lemon Cook, who married Horton, 

and is now a clerk in the Pension Office, Washington, D. C. 

Jesse Horton was a soldier in the war of 181 2; came out unharmed. 
He was a member of the Assembly in 1S41, and a member of the 
Senate in 1843-4-5. In early life he was engaged in the staging 
business, and afterwards was Captain of a packet-boat on the Penn'a 
Canal. But for many years past he has been a farmer and dealer in 
cattle, grain and flour. He died quite suddenly in Feb., 1874. 

VHL Lewis Mullison, son of Lieut. John Horton and Mary De La 
Montanye, born in Wyoming Valley, near Forty Fort, in ALiy, 1799 ; 
married in Wyoming, 1827, to Priscilla Crisman, and removed to 
Rushville, in 1836. In 1842, he moved to the Littleton Prairie, III., 
and settled on the northeast of Section 21, and here he remained 
until the day of his death, which occurred on the 10 Sept., 1874. In 
early life he was interested in several stage lines, and in boating on the 
Penn'a Canal. After he went West he followed farming. 

I. Jesse, son of John Horton and Elizabeth Thomas ^ Richard, Ca- 
leb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in Newtown, Chester Co., Pa., in 
1786; was married about 1819, to Mary Steel, daughter of Andrew 

Steel and Susanna . He died in Newtown in 1825. The date of 

his wife's death is not given. Children, all born in Newtown : 

I. Susanna, was born in 1820; died unmarried. 2. Jesse Davis, was born in 1822; 
died unmarried in Beverly, N. J., in 1S50. 3. Maiy Elizabeth, was born 30 
Oct., 1824 ; a maiden lady of intelligence and refinement, and resides in Newtown. 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 115 

II. Jacob, son of John Horton and Elizabeth Thomas, born in New- 
town, in 1 791 ; was married in 1813, to Sarah Winans, daughter of 
Jacob Winans and Mary . 

Children, all born in Newtown : 

I, John Elliott, was born in 1814; died in Ohio; unmarried. 2. David Thomas, 
was born in 1815; was married in 1839, to Mary Davis, daughter of William Davis; 
lives in Conshohocken, Montgomery Co., Pa. 3. James Elliott, was born in 1817; 
married Mary Roberts, 4. Mary, born in 1819. 5, Eliza Ann, was born about 
1821 ; died unmarried. 6. Richard, born in 1823 ; resides in Jones Co., Iowa. 7. 
Caroline, born about 1825 ; married Abram Paschal. 8. Jacob, born about 1828 ; 
was a Union soldier, died in the service. 

III. John, son of John Horton and Elizabeth Thomas, born in 
Newtown, in 1798; married in 1828, to Jane Lindsley, daughter 
of Andrew Lindsley and Christiana Vanleer ; reside in Newtown. 

Children, all born in Newtown : 

I. Christiana, born in 1829; unmarried; lives in Newtown. 2. John Andrews, 
born in 1S31 ; lives in Newtown, 3. Jane, born in 1833. 4. Harry Thomas, born 
in 1S35; married Mary Dwalf; resides in Philadelphia. 5, Bernard N., born in 1838; 
married Hannah Green, daughter of Lewis Green ; has two children; lives in Rad- 
nor. 6. Elizabeth, was born 17 Feb., 1840 ; married George Davis, son of Samuel 
Davis; liad three children; lives in Havcrlord, Delaware Co., Pa. 7. Mary Ann, 
was born about 1842 ; married Walter Thompson; has two children; resides in 
Haverford, Delaware Co., Pa. 8. Samuel Black, was born in 1844; married Mary 
; lives in Marple, Delaware Co., Pa. 

IV. Elizabeth, daughter of John Horton and Elizabeth Thomas, 
born in Newtown, 27 Nov., 1800 ; married in Radnor, 20 March, 
1828, by the Rev. Samuel C. Brinkley, an Episcopal clergyman, to 
Samuel Black, son of Samuel Black and Catharine Vanleer, and born 
in Marple, Delaware Co., Pa., in 1799, ^"^^^ died there in 185 1. 

Mrs. Black now resides there, and to her the compiler is indebted 
for nearly all the information he has in relation to the Hortons of 
Radnor. She is intelligent and retains her memory remarkably well. 

Children, all born in Marple : 

I.John Horton, born 17 Feb., 1829. 2. Catharine Ann, born 8 May, 1831 ; was 
married in Philadelphia, 25 Dec, 1854, by the Rev. Mr. Channy, to Lewis Morris 
Lewis, son of James Lewis and Mary Fawkes, and born in Marple, in 1831. He 
is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church at Marple, is Superintendent of the Sabbath 
School, and both he and his wife are intelligent, active, and faithful members of the 
church. They have Harry M. Lewis, and James B. Lewis. 3. William Vanleer, 
born in ^Lxrple, 29 June, 1 833. 4. Samuel Vanleer, born in Marple, 10 May, 1836; 
unmarried. 5. Harry Harrison, born in Marple, 23 Dec, 1837; married Helen 

116 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

Lawrence. 6. George Fell, 'born 20 July, 1839, 7. Elizabeth Jane, was born in 
Marple, 17 Feb., 1842; married by the Rev. Dr. Hodgkin, to Charles Johnson 
Essey. 8. Bernard Vanleer, born 22 May, 1844, He lives in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Benjamin, son of Barnabas Hortonand Rachael Bostwick (^^r/^^^^^i-, 
Barnabas, Barnabas, Caleb 7.), born at Grey Court, Orange Co., 
N. Y., 12 April, 1788; was married i. 31 Dec, 1810, by Rev. Dr. 
Lansing, to Sarah Rose, born 6 Jan., 1790; 2. 23 Dec, 1816, to 
Almira Osborn, born 4 July, 1798; 3. in Marseilles, N. Y., by Rev. 
Mr. Williams, 17 Dec, 1845, ^o Polly Brooks; 4. in Liverpool, N. 
Y., by the Rev. Silas Ball, 24 Jan., 1865, to Eliza Griffis, daughter 
of John Griffis, of Syracuse. 

Children : 

I. Benjamin, Jr., born 6 August, 181 1. 2. Benjamin Rose, born 20 Feb., 1814. 

By second wife : 

3. Harry, born 30 July, 1818. 4. Israel, born 27 June, 1820. 5. Mirandi, born 
8 Jan., 1823; married Jacob Brodhead. 6. Albert, born 3 March, 1825; died young. 
7. Alauson, born 28 May, 1829. 

By his fourth wife : 

8. Hiram Haskins, born 17 May, 1866. 

Mr. Horton is still in good health. He moved to Syracuse in 
early life, where he has now a fine property. He is able to get up his 
horse and carriage himself, and drive wherever his business calls him. 


IL Henry, son of Nathan Horton and Rebecca Preist {Richard, 
Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in Radnor, Delaware Co., Pa., 25 
Jan., 1 791; married in Broadtop, Pa,, 22 Sept., 1812, to Elizabeth 
White, daughter of Thomas White and Elizabeth Jones. 

Children, all born in Broadtop, Pa.: 

I. Thomas, born 12 June, 1813; married I. Barbara Barrett; 2. Widow Elizabeth 
Garrett. 2. Nathan, born 3 May, 1815; married I. Rosanna Miller; 2. Widow 
Susanna Reddy. 3. William, born 4 July, 1817; married Ann Cerathers. 4. Han- 
nah, born 21 ^L^rch, 1S19; married Amos Figart ; resides at Broadtop, Pa. 5. 
Jesse, born 12 June, 1822; married Catherine Wightman ; resides at Btllville, Pa. 

6. George, born 31 August, 1824; died 16 June, 1S6S; married Catherine Hamilton. 

7. Alexander, born 5 J, in., 1828; die-i, from disease contracted in the war, in 1868; 
married Naomi Duval. 8. Mary, born 21 August, 1832; married Eli Alloway; 
she is a widow, and resides at Broadtop, Pa. 

Hon. Elijah, son of Elijah Horton and Mehitabel R. Coleman 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 117 

{Elijah, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb /.), born at Chester, N. J., 15 Dec, 
179^ ; married at Chester. 16 Dec, 181 2, by the Rev. Stephen Over- 
ton, to Sarah Overton, daughter of Rev. Stephen Overton and Phebe 
Rose, and born at Fire Place, L. I., 4 Jan., 1797. 
Children : 

I. Alfred, born at Chester, N. J., 25 Nov., 1813 ; married Mary Horton. 2. 
Charles, born at Chester, N. J., 25 Jan., 1816. 3. Harriet, born at Chester, N. J., 
13 July, 181 7; died at Nunda, N. Y., 25 Jan., 1843. 4. George Washington, born 
at Chester, N. J., 29 July, 1S19. 5. Phebe Ann, born at Chester, N. J., 16 Sept., 
1821. 6. Theodore, born at Chester, N. J., 28 Oct., 1823. 7. Elizabeth, born at 
Pleasant Grove, N. J., 28 Sept., 1827. 8. Stephen Edwin, born at Chester, N. J., 
25 Sept., 1829; died at Goshen, N. V., 9 Feb., 1849. 9. Sarah Ann, born at Mor- 
ristown, N. J., 10 June, 1832; died at Oswego, la., 28 Jan., 1856. 10. Elijah 
Augustus, born at West Almond, Alleghany Co., N. Y., 15 Dec., 1S33. 11. Henri- 
etta, born at West Almond, Alleghany Co., N. Y., 13 June, 1835. 

Hon. Elijah Morton's present residence is Oswego, Kosciusko Co., 
la. In a letter bearing date 23d Sept., 1874, he says: "You ask 
for a short biographical sketch. This I rather decline, further than 
to say that my life has been devoted to the judicial profession. I 
studied law in Morristown, N. J., and practiced there until I removed 
to Alleghany Co., N. Y,, in 1832. I served as first Judge of the 
Court of Common Pleas of that county for about ten years. Soon 
after moving into the State of Indiana in 1844, I was appointed Dis- 
trict Judge, and I have served in that office, and also as a Justice of 
the Peace ever since, until within a few weeks past when I resigned. 
In looking over my past life, I see many things that I would not do 
over again, with my past experience, especially would I say long and 
loud. No, instead of Yes, as I often did. Your letter brings to my 
mind views and opinions which I have been learning and experiencing 
for many years of my past life. Habits have grown upon me imper- 
ceptibly from my childhood. I have old diaries written in my 
younger days, in which I find recorded rules for my own conduct, the 
strict observance of which, has caused me many miles of travel and 
hours of labor. For illustration, I recall one or two : ' Have a place 
for everything, and keep everything in its place ' and ' Never put off 
till to morrow what vou can as well do to-day.' I began life under 
such rules, and I have always been tyrannically ruled by them. If I 
forgot to do anything that I intended to do through the day, and hap- 
pened to think of it after I had gone to bed, I could not sleep until I 
would get up and do it, if possible, and if not possible there would be 
no sleep for me that night. I have written this letter at one sitting 
and feel pretty tired." The letter contained about four pages foolscap, 

118 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

and it is no wonder that he, now just entering his eightieth year, should 
feel tired. The greater wonder is that he could write at all. It is 
written in a bold, plain hand, giving no indications of age. 

I. Parmenas Howell, son of Barnabas Horton and Milicent 
Howell {Silas, Barnabas, Bar^iabas, Caleb I.), born in Goshen, N. Y., 
13 Dec, 1795; married in Minnisink, N. Y., 16 Nov., 1819, by Rev. 
Henry Ball, to Fanny Cash, daughter of Reuben Cash and Milicent 
Howell, and born in Minnisink, 11 June, 1799; died 31 March, 1838. 
He died 21 June, 1868. 

Children, all born in Goshen: 

I. Mary Emeline, born 12 August, 1820; married William Reeve; died i Jan., 
1849. 2. Barnabas, born 19 Feb., 1822; died 19 June, 1852 ; unmarried. 3. Har- 
riet Milicent, born 12 July, 1826 ; died 15 Nov., 1855 ; unmarried. 4. Anna Eliza, 
born 15 Jan., 1830; married John Wheeler Gardner. 5. Sarah Frances, born 23 
Feb., 1836; died 17 August, 1856; unmarried. 

III. Dr. Harvey Addison, son of Barnabas Horton and Milicent 
Howell, born in Middletown, N. Y., i Feb., 1800; married Mary 
Bennet, born in Goshen, 15 July, 1798; died 27 Sept., 1855. ^^ 

He was an educated and skillful physician and practiced with good 
success in Minnisink and adjoining towns, and enjoyed the confidence 
and respect of all who knew him. 

Children, born in Minnisink : 

I. riarvey Addison, M. D., born 12 March, 1832; married Fanny C. Beebe. 2. 
Milicent Ellen, born 3 Sept., 1833 5 ^"^^^ 24 March, 1S41. 3. Albert Howell, born 
13 March, 1837; married Anna Amelia Robertson. 

VI. Milicent, daughter of Barnabas Horton and Milicent Howell, 
born in Minnisink, N. Y., 10 July, 1809; married in Minnisink, 10 
March, 1S27, by Rev. William Timlow, of Amity, N. Y. , 10 Charles 
SxMiTH Lee, of Minnisink, and born 12 Feb., 1804. 

Children, all born in Minnisink, N. Y. : 

I.Mary Milicent Lee, born 12 Sept., 1828; died 8 April, 1844. 2. Harriet 
Elizabeth Lee, born 19 Feb., 1S32. 3. Alexander Lee, born 19 April, 1834. 4. 
Angeline Lee, born 19 April, 1834. 5. Egbert Lee, born 2 Sept., 1837; died I 
Feb., 1839. 6. Albert Lee, born 21 Jan.. 184O; died 30 Dec, 1845. 7- E''en 
Amanda Lee, born 19 March, 1842 ; died 8 Feb., 1844. 8. Simeon Morgan Lee, 
born 26 July, 1846; died 27 Feb., 1852. 9. Horace Horton Lee, born 15 Dec, 
1848; died 28 Dec, 1851. 10. Howell Haynes Lee, born 15 Dec, 1848; died 18 
Sept., 1873, in Shreveport, Louisiana, greatly'lamented by all who knew him. He 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 119 

was a merchant. He and his wife Fannie Moore, to whom he was married 2 May, 
1872 ; went South early in the Summer of 1873. She came North by the advice of 
physicians, and at her husband's request, as it was not considered safe for her to 
remain there during the hot season. His mother writes : " We have passed through 
a great bereavement. Howell died the 18 Sept. last. He was taken sick on Sabbath 
with yellow fever, and died the next Thursday, at eleven o'clock. Our hopes as to 
this world are all blasted, but we trust that he is with his Saviour, to whom he gave 
himself in his seventeenth year, and from that time until his death, he lived a 
Christian. So we may mourn not without hope." 

II. John Seward, son of Edward Horton and Charlotte Seward 
{^Edward, I^athanie/, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.'), born in Randolph, 
Morris Co., N. J., 24 Oct., 1801. He was married at Brutus, Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., 13 March, 1823, by Elder Hough, of Port Byron, X. Y., 
to Paulina Carrier, daughter of Amaziah Carrier and Wealthy Hatch, 
and born in Brutus, 29 Sept., 1804. 

Children, all born in Conquest, N. Y., except Jane A., who was born 
in Clarence, Calhoun Co., Mich.: 

I. Charlotte, born 8 Jan., 1826; married William Wright; died at Conquest, N. 
v., 14 August, 1858. 2. Mary Ann, born I March, 1828; married l. Oliver M. 
Reed ; 2. Samuel Farrand ; 3. Theodore P. Halliday. 3. Hetty M., born 9 June, 
1830; died 2 Sept., 1830. 4. Edward Livingston, born 28 August, 1834; died 28 
March, 1839. 5. Pauline Emily, born ii Feb., 1842; married I. David Keck; 2. 
James Lewis. 6. Jane Adelaide, born 7 Nov., 1847 '■> niarried Reuben C. Sibley. 

III. David, son of Edward Horton and Charlotte Seward, born in 
Randolph, Morris Co., X. J. 

I. John, son of Matthias Horton and Sarah Rumsey (Si'/as, Barna- 
bas, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born about 1785, in Goshen, X. Y. 
Children, born in Goshen : 

I. Clarissa Jane, born 1810. 2. Matthias, died in Goshen ; had 2 children. 3. John, 
lives in Albany, X. V,, has 6 children. 4. Mortimer, no children, lives in Bethel, 
Michigan. 5. Sarah Elizabeth, married Richard Drake, has 7 children, lives in 
Coldwate*-, Mich. 6. Marj-, married Thomas Stansbrough, has 1 1 children, lives in 

IV. Gabriel, son of Matthias Horton and Sarah Rumsey, born in 
Goshen, 9 Aug., 1806; married Eliza Corwin, daughter of Joseph 
Corwin and Hannah Finch, and born in Goshen about 1808. 

Children, probably all born in Goshen : 

I. Julia, married William Garlock. 2. Henr}', married, had Adah and Sarah, 
3. Abigail. 4. Sarah. 5. Caroline, married George Huff. 6. Mary, married Hun- 

120 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

sike, had Mary and Millard, 7, Adelia, married Wm. Porter, had Horton. 8. 
Charles. 9. Harriet, niarried Jackson. 

VI. Matthias, son of Matthias Horton and Sarah Rumsey {Silas, 
Barnabas, Barfiabas, Caleb /.), born in Orange Co., N. Y., 26 Jan., 
181 2; married i April, 1836, to Eveline Williams, born in Orange 
Co., N. Y., 19 Oct., 1807. 

Children, probably all born in Goshen Township: 

I. Mary Catherine, born 3 Dec, 1836; married 7 May, 1854, to Henry Stedman. 
2. Sarah Ann, born 19 Oct., 1838; maiTied 3 Sept., 1857, to Charles M lore. 3. 
George Washington, born 11 Jan., 1841 ; died 6 Oct., 1862. 4. Andrew jnck son, 
born 26 June, 1843; married 21 June, 1868, to Hannah Fowler. 5. Martin Van 
Buren, born 13 March, 1846. 5. William Henry, born 24 Feb., 1848; died 25 July, 
1848. 7. Eveline, born 15 Nov., 1849; married William Hatchings. 

Matthias Horton died 6 March, 1863; his wife died 11 March, 1872. 

IV. Edmund Bani, son of Jonathan Bani Horton and Deborah Os- 
boFn {Barnabas, Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb I.), born in Southold, 5 
Oct., 1821; married in New York City, 5 June, 1844, by the Rev. Dr. 
E. F. Hatfield, to Matilda G. Devoy, daughter of John M. Devoy 
and Margaret G. Coddington. He is a mechanic, but is now a sales- 
man, warehousing and forwarding merchant, in New York City. He 
has a beautiful residence at White Stone, L. I. He is an active and 
intelligent member of the Presbyterian Church, and he, with a few 
other liberal Presbyterians, have erected a very pretty little church. 

Children, all born in New York City: 

I. Edmund B., born 14 April, 1845. 2. William Henry, born 23 AjTil, 1847 '■> 
died 22 July, 1867. 3. Charles Pierson Baldwin, born 7 Feb., 1852. 4. Jonathan 
Bani, born 7 March, 1857. .5. Mortimer Slittwell, born I April, 1S63. 

n. Gen. William, son of Col. Nathan Horton and Elizabeth 
Eagles {^Nathan, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb 1. 1, born at New River, 
Wilkes, now Watauga Co., N. C, 15 Aug., 1786; married in 181 4, at 
Yadkin River, Ashe Co., N. C, to Milly Dula, daughter of William 
and Theodoria, his wife. 

Children, probably all born at Yadkin River: 

I. James C, born 9 March, 1817. 2. William Leander, born 1818; married 
Francis Corpening. 3. Eliza, born 1820; married Jackson Corpening. 4. Theodoria 
Elvira, born 22 August, 1825 ; married Geo. Hays Hamilton. 5. Rebecca, bom 
about 1827; married David E. Bower. 6. Nathan, born about 1829; unmarried. 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 121 

7. Phineas, born about 1832; unmarried. 8. Sarah, born about 1834; unmarried. 
9. Lamira Louisa, born about 1837 ; married Wiley P. Thomas. 10. Alexander 
Hamilton, born 1840 ; married Mary Jane Vogler. 

After his marriage the General moved to Yadkin River, and settled 
near the mouth of Elk Creek, where he acquired a large amount of 
valuable land and other property, farming being his principal vocation. 
He represented Ashe County in the Legislature in i8i4-'r5-'i6, and 
from Wilkes County he was elected in i822-'23-'29-'30-'33-'34-'35 
and '36. He was also for many years Brigadier General of the 9th 
Brigade, North Carolina Militia. He died at his residence on Yadkin 

III. James, son of Col. Nathan Horton and Elizabeth Eagles, born 
at New River, 28 Feb., 1789; married Sidnea Webb, daughter of Ben- 
jamin Webb and Jane , of Beaver Dam, Ashe Co., N. C. 

He was elected to the State Legislature in 1830, and held other public 
positions for many years. He was a volunteer in the service of his 
country in the war of 181 2-' 15, and served until honorably discharged. 

IV. David Eagles, son of Colonel Nathan Horton and Elizabeth 
Eagles, born at New River, 4 May, 1792; married Sarah Dula, a sis- 
ter of the General's wife. They settled at Yadkin River, where they 
became quite wealthy in lands and negroes, owning, at the time they 
were made free, 150. He was a planter, and died at his residence, 3 
July, 1870. He was also a volunteer in the war of 1S12. His wife is 
still living. 

Children : 

James Theodore, born 16 Oct., 1829; married Sarah Rosa Lynch. 

V. Phineas, sun of Colonel Nathan Horton and Elizabeth Eagles, 
born at New River, Watauga Co., N. C, 9 Jan., 1795 3 married 
about 1827, Rebecca Councill, daughter of Jordan Councill and 
Sarah Howard, of Ashe Co., N. C, and born 20 Feb., 1802. 

Children, all born at New River: 

I. William, born 8 March, 182S. 2. Nathan, bom 22 March, 1829. 3. Jonathan 
Fillmore, born 3 March, 1836. 4. James Harrison, born 27 May, 1841. 

Phineas Horton was a volunteer in the war of 181 2. He served as 
a magistrate over 30 years. He was County Treasurer for several years. 
He is yet living, and remains upon the same place where he first set- 

122 . Seventh Generaiiori. — Caleb /. 

tied at New River, five miles east of Boone. He has a considerable 
quantity of land, and at the time Emancipation was proclaimed, he 
owned six negroes. He has no inclination for anything but farming, 
and although in his 8ist year, he is well preserved, and does a good 
deal of farm work. 

Rebecca Councill, his wife, died of cancer of the breast, 12 August, 

IX. Col. Jonathan, son of Col. Nathan Horton and Elizabeth 
Eagles, born on New River, 26 Feb., 1806; married 11 Jan., 1841, at 
Richland, Ashe Co., N. C, to Melinda Hartzag, daughter of Jacob 
Hartzag and Rebecca Coloway, and born at Richland, lo May, 1824. 
She is a distant relative of the celebrated Daniel Boone, the bold old 
pioneer of the West, of former days. 

The Colonel resides at the old homestead of his father, Col. Nathan, 
owns good lands, and is an excellent farmer. He lost heavily by 
Emancipation. He has been a very prominent man all his life — firm, 
intelligent and generous. He was elected to the State Legislature in 
iS32-'33-'34 and '35. He was a member of the Electoral College of 
North Carolina, on the Henry Clay ticket, in 1844. He was again 
elected to the State Legislature from Watauga County, in 1854. He 
was a volunteer in the service of the Confederate States, in 1861, and 
was elected Captain of Co. B., 37th Regiment North Carolina troops, 
infantry, and he was in the seven days' fight near Richmond, Va. , to- 
wards the close of which the command of the regiment devolved on 
him. Soon after this, health failing, he resigned and came home, and 
in 1864 he was elected to the State Senate. He says, and no doubt 
truly, that his house was robbed, in the spring of 1865, eighteen times 
in fourteen days, by men professing to be, and wearing the garb of, 
Union soldiers. 

The Colonel has never had any children. 

L Nathan, son of Zephaniah Horton, Esq., and Jane McCurry 
{Capt. Natha?i, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I. ), born in Wilkes Co., N. C, 
24 Jan., 1789; married 29 May, 1817, AL\rv Young, born in Burke 
Co., N C, about 1794; died 19 May, 1S75. ^^^ ^^'^ ^o\. Comman- 
der in the 15th Brigade, 9th Division, North Carolina Militia, for 
about 20 years — was offered the position of Brigadier General, but 

Children, all born in Buncombe County, except Mary L, born in 
Yancey Co., N. C. : 

Seventh Generatio?i. — Caleb I. 123 

I. Zephaniah, born 20 Feb., 1818. 2. Martha E., bom 16 Sept., 1819. 3. Mal- 
colm, born 9 Feb., 1822. 4. Locky, born 27 Dec, 1823. 5. Joshua, born 21 Oct., 
1825. 6. Jesse, born 11 Nov., 1828. 7. Nathan Youngs, born 21 March, 1831. 
8. Naomi A., born lo Dec, 1832. 9. Mary I., born 14 April, 1835. 

III. Sarah, daughter of Zephaniah Horton, Esq., and Jane McCurry, 
born 30 June, 1794; married in 1815, Thomas Young, of Buncombe 
County, and born 16 Jan., 1792. 

Children (the i to 7, inclusive, born in Buncombe ; 8, 9, and 10 
born in Yancey County) : 

I. Elizabeth E., born 9 March, 1816. 2. Martha E., born 25 May, 1818. 3. Na- 
than, born 23 April, 1820. 4. Strawbridge, born 25 Jan., 1822; died 10 Nov., 1843. 

5. Zephaniah, born 19 Oct., 1823. 6. Thomas, born 29 Sept., 1830. 7. Josiah, born 
II March, 1833. 8. Sarah I., l)orn 12 Sept., 1835. 9. Mary A., born 12 Aug., 1S37. 
10. Tibnan H., born 4 Oct., 1839. 

IV. Malcolm, son of Zephaniah Horton, Esq., and Jane McCurry, 
born 15 Nov., 1799; married 29 Feb., 1832, Margaret A. Denham, 
of Virginia. He was for several years Col. Commander in the 15th 
Brigade, 9th Division, North Carolina Militia. He settled in Mary- 
land and died there, 10 Aug., 1870. 

Children : 

I. Jane E., born 20 July, 1833. 2. Amos O., born 18 Aug., 1835. 3. David D., 
born 18 Dec, 1837. 4. Phebe E., born 25 June, 1840. 5. Amy I., born 5 Oct., 1842. 

6. Charles A., born 3 Jan., 1846. Amos I. and Charles A. are dead; the rest are 
all living, and have families. 

V. Elizabeth, daughter of Zephaniah Horton, Esq., and Jane 
McCurry, born 15 Nov., 1799; married Joseph Shepherd, Esq., of 
North Carolina, 28 March, 1821. She died 2 Aug., 1838. 

Children, all born in Buncombe Co., N. C. : 

I. Jane A., born 6 Dec, 1826. 2. Julia, born 5 Sept., 1828. 3. Cordelia P., bom 
8 June, I S3 1. 4. Theressa E., born 3 Aug., 1833. 

VI. Zephanlah, son of Zephaniah Horton, Esq., and Jane McCurry, 
born 26 Nov., 1802 ; married 3 April, 1825, Elizabeth Horton, of 
Ashe Co., N. C, daughter of Nathan Horton, of x\she County. She 
born 15 Sept., 1803. He died at his residence, in Yancey, 17 July, 

Children, i. and 2. born in Ashe, 3. born in Buncombe, all the rest 
born in Yancey ; 

124 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

I. Nathan, born 26 Jan., 1826. 2. McWilliam, born 14 Feb., 1828. 3. Jonathan, 
born 17 March, 1830; died 18 Aug., 1862. 4. Phineas, born 20 Dec, 1833; died 2 
Oct., 1862. 5. Lorenzo D.,born 30 July, 1836; died 25 Aug., 1862. 6. James P., born 
13 Dec, 1839. 7. Elbert S., born 3 Sept., 1842. 8. Sarah I. E., born 8 Feb., 1845; 
died 20 Oct., 1845. 9- Harriet E., born 28 June, 1847; died 8 Nov., 1847. lO- 
Zephaniah I., born 12 May, 1849; ^'^^^ 4 Aug. 1849. ^^- D^vid E., born 5 Nov. 

VII. Jane M., daughter of Zephaniah Horton, Esq., and Jane 
McCurry, born 18 March, 1806 ; married 25 Aug., 1823, James H. 
PoTEET, of Buncombe County, and born 23 Oct., 1796; moved in 
1834 to Missouri, Gasconade County, where he died, 5 July, 1835, 
leaving two children, born in Buncombe County, viz.: 

I. *Lorenzo D., born 5 June, 1824. 2. Sophronia, born 8 May, 1826. 

Mrs. Poteet, soon after the death of her husband, returned to her 
native State, and, 23 Feb., 1840, married John W. Garland, of Yan- 
cey County, born in Tennessee, 5 Sept., 1807. He was County Clerk 
of Yancey County for 12 years, and also represented that county in 
the Legislature in 185 4-' 5 5 and in 1 865-' 66, and was the Union Dele- 
gate in the State Convention of 186 1. 

VIII. Phebe D., daughter of Zephaniah Horton, Esq.,. and Jane 
McCurry, born 3 Oct., 1810; married Adam A. Brovles, of Wash- 
ington Co., Tenn., 15 July, 1S35, born 11 May, 1813. 

Children, all born in Washington Co., Tenn.: 

I. Edmonia L.,born 15 April, 1S37. 2. Edwin A., born 2 Sept., 184-. 3. James 
W. McB., born 12 Jan., 1844. 4- Adam C, born 23 Jan., 1846. 5. Sarah E. I., 
born 7 Dec, 184S. 6. Lodelius H., born 8 May, 1855. 

Silas Horton, son of Abigail Horton and Daniel Stringham (Si'/as, 
Bartiahas, Barnabas, Caleb /. ), born in Middletown, Orange Co., N. 
Y., 7 Nov., 1797; married in 1821, Henrietta Hicks, daughter of 

Jacob M. Hicks and Elizabctli , of Brooklyn, N. Y., and 

born in 1S04. (Jacob M. Hicks died in 1843, aged 94. His wife 
died in 1854, aged 85.) 

Children, probably all born in Brooklyn : 

I. Maria Hicks Stringham, married William M. Richards. 2. Jane Horton 

*Lorenzo D. Poteet is an accomplished gentleman and scholar, a good writer and 
eloquent speaker, and has kindly furnished us the records of the descendants of Ze- 
phaniah Horton, Esq., of Buncombe, now Ashe Co., N. C. 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 125 

Stringham, married Benjamin W. How; died in 1874. 3. Edwinna Hurlbut 
Stringham, married Johnston Blakeley Creighton ; died in 1862. 4. Elizabeth 
Wynkoop Stringham, married Com. J. B. Creighton, being his 2d wife. 

Silas H. Stringham entered the navy in June, 1810, as midshipman 

on the frigate President, Commodore John Rogers. In 1S12 he was , 

assigned to the Guererre, under Decatur. In 181 3 he was on the 

Spark, one of the Algerine squadron. In 1817, having been promoted 

to a Lieutenancy, he was transferred to the sloop-of-war E?-ie, and in 

18 1 8, to the Peacock. He was next ordered to the sloop-of-war Cyane, 

in 181Q. In 1821 he was upon the Hornet, ist Lieutenant, at the West 

India station. In 1S22 he was again on the Cyane, under Com. 

Creighton. From i<S25 to 1829 he held a position at the Brooklyn 

Navy Yard, and in 1S29 he was again assigned to the Peacock, and 

sent in search of the Hof7iei, sloop-of-war, which was lost. We next 

find him on the Falmouth, and ordered to Carthagena. From 1830 

to 1834 he was in shore service. In 1S35 he has command of the 

yohn Adams, in the Mediterranean squadron. In 1837 he is second 

in command at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and from 1843 ^^ 1S46 he 

had the full command of this yard. During the Mexican war 

we find him in active service, and in command of the Ohio, ship-of- 

the line. In 185 1 he was commander of the Norfolk Navy Yard; and 

in 1852 assigned to the command of the Mediterranean squadron, 

which he held till 1855. He is next in command of the Charleston 

Navy Yard, which he held till May, 1859. In March, 1861, he was a 

member of a naval Court-martial, and while there was appointed flag 

officer of the Atlantic Blockade squadron. In 1861 Com. Stringham 

was honored with the preparation of the first of those combined naval 

and military expeditions which have crowned the American navy with 

such glory; and in his case, as in many others, the success has been 

almost exclusively due to the action of the navy. The result of this 

expedition being the capture of the rebel forts Clark and Hatteras, and 

the surrender of the garrison to Flag-officer Stringham and General 

Butler, consisting of 715 men, 1000 stand of arms, 75 kegs of powder, 

5 stand of colors, 31 cannon (i of them a lo-inch Columbiad), a brig 

loaded with cotton, a sloop with provisions and stores, 2 light-boats, 

150 bags of coffee, »S:c. Not a man belonging to the fleet was killed. 

For this brilliant affair Flag-officer Stringham received the thanks of 

the Government. 

On the 23d of September, 1861, at his own request, he was relieved 
from his command, and in August, 1862, he was made a Rear-Admiral, 

126 Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 

on the retired list, and soon after this he was President of the Naval 
Commission to locate a new Navy Yard. In 1863 he had command of 
the Navy Yard and station at Charleston, S. C, remained there till 
1866. In 1869 he was Port Admiral at New York, and served three 
years. March 3d, 1873, ^7 ^^t of Congress, retired officers are pro- 
hibited from being employed by Government, except in time of war. 
Since that time the Admiral is permitted to enjoy a retired life, at his 
residence, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

For a more full account of the noble and daring deeds and brilliant 
exploits of Admiral Stringham, see The American Crisis 0/1861-62, 
by Frank Moore. 

I. Lebbeus Lathrop, son of Hannah Horton and Isaiah Vail, Jr. 
(Silas, Barjiabas, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in Goshen, N. Y. , 27 
Oct., 1 791; married Sally Moore, a lineal descendant of Thomas 
Moore, of Southold, L. I. 

Children, probably all born in Newburgh, N. Y., where they settled 
soon after marriage : 

I. Charles. 2. Hector. 3. Azuba. 4. Nathaniel. 5. Hannah. 6. Wilmot. 
7. Richard. 8. Sally. 9. Egbert. 10. Anna. 

"He early engaged in the business of transporting Orange County 
products to New York, and soon found himself in command ot a first- 
class sloop, of extra heavy tonnage, and his carrying trade of mer- 
chandise, passengers, &:c., became very extensive. The immense traffic 
at White Hall Street, East River, prompted Captain Vail to seek some 
other quarters, more commodious than that he occupied — the city at 
that time having a population of only about 100,000. He soon found 
an old acquaintance, formerly a Miss Horton, of West Chester Co., 
N. Y., who had married Mr. James Van Nostrand, a wholesale grocer. 
An arrangement was soon consummated, by which Van Nostrand was 
to move his stock to West Street, and Vail to leave East River and 
land at the Albany Basin, adjacent to Van Nostrand's store, which 
arrangement was at once announced to the Hudson River boatmen at 
White Hall, when, in derision, they laughed at the young Captain's 
presumption; but Vail and Van Nostrand soon had the laugh on the 
White Hall advocates, for the entire craft from Orange County soon 
followed Capt. Vail, discharging regularly his heavy loads of produce 

Seventh Generation. — Caleb I. 127 

from the Bayard,^ the first to establish a regular wharf for Orange 
County produce and passengers on the North River side of New York, 
and Van Nostrand's grocery was the first ever located in West Street. 
The following summer Capt. Vail's eyesight became impaired, and he 
moved to Goshen, New York, where he and Mrs. Vail were popular 
hotel keepers until the year 1834, when he was elected Clerk of Orange 
County, and re-elected in 1837, and again in 1840. In 1S32 he estab- 
lished at Goshen a Baptist periodical, called the Signs of the Ti7nes, 
which is still in existence, and edited and published at Middletown, 
New York, by Elder Beebe, the venerable Old-School Baptist preacher. 
He, also, in 1844, established in Goshen the Clarion, the first Free- 
Soil newspaper ever established in this part of the State of New York. 
His religious and political opinions were regarded as ultra or radical, 
and he was a recognized leader of his sect or party. His general 
urbanity and good judgment, and his enthusiastic nature, combined 
with his fine appreciation of the arts, made him popular with all classes 
of people. He died in Goshen. 

''Mrs. Vail survived him over a quarter of a century. She was devo- 
tedly attached to him and his children. She was a beautiful woman, 
and her happiness seemed to centre in their welfare, which her husband 
reciprocated by leaving her his entire estate, which she left unimpaired 
at her death, after a life of over four-score years. Their youngest 
daughter is the well known Madame Martinez, the eminent soprano 
vocalist and teacher of the voice." 

We are indebted to Nathaniel Vail, Esq., of Goshen, for the fore- 
going record and sketch of Libbeus L. Vail and family. 

I. Sarah, daughter of Phineas Horton and Bethia Luce (Nathan, 
Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in Chester, N. J., 27 March, 1799; 
married about 1820, Jeremiah Wilcox. He died in Illinois. His 
widow married a Mr. Rhoads. 

Children, probably, born in Chester : 

I. Wilbur. 2. Phineas; he was taken by the Mormons and probably killed. 
3. Esther Ann. 

*The Bayard \v2l% the square-rigged topsail sloop, named after the old merchant, of 
New York, anterior to the Revolution. He was afterwards known as the American 
Banker, Col. William Bayard. This vessel was afterwards rigged a brig, and sent 
to sea and lost at Cape Horn, about 1825. Another vessel, bearing the same name, 
in honor of Col. Bayard, was on the French line of packets — ^the first established 
between New York and France, and owned principally by Messrs. Lc Roy, Bayard 
& Co. 

128 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

II. Nathan, son of Phineas Horton and Bethia Luce, born in 
Chester, 27 Dec, 1801; married about 1825, Julia Horton, daughter 
of Nathaniel Horton and Eunice Horton, and born in Chester, about 

Children, probably all born in Chester : 

I. Nathaniel Jackson, born 1804; died 21 Jan., 1859; unmarried. 2. Phineas 
W.; died 2 May, 1849. 3. Eunice Ann, married Westbrook. 4. Mary Elizabeth. 
5. Caroline. 6. Julia Elmira, born 28 Aug., 1836; died 8 Jan., 1838. 7. Mariha. 

III. Elias, son of Phineas Horton and Bethia Luce, born in Ches- 
ter, 6 Feb., 1803; married Melinda Lewis. 

Children, born in Chester : 

I. David Lewis, married Mary Ann Dilldine. 2. Elias. 3. Mary Ann, married 
Frederick Morrow. 4. Esther, married William Moore. 

IV. Mary, daughter of Phineas Horton and Bethia Luce, born 6 
Feb., 1806; married Daniel Skilenger, and had 

I. Joseph, dead. 2. William. 3. James, 4. Phineas. 5, Elias, 6. Lydia, dead. 

VI. Daniel, son of Phineas Horton and Esther Horton, born in 
Chester, 3 Aug., 1820; married 8 Nov., 1851, by Rev. Mr. Fisher, to 
Lydia Craig Horton, daughter of Jonah Horton and Hannah Bry- 
ant, and born in Randolph, N. J., 2 Jan., 1827. She died 16 July, 
1870; no children. Daniel Horton resides at the old homestead, a 
few miles from the borough of Chester. He is a well-to-do farmer, 
and his mother, now (1874) aged and feeble, resides with him. They 
are pious people, and of good repute among their neighbors. 

Eighth Generation. — Ca/et) I. 

I. Isaiah, son of Elisha Horton and Polly (Mary) Horton {Dea. 
Nathaniel, Nathajiiel, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in Chester, 
N. J., 21 July, 1796; married in Aurelius, Cayuga Co., N. Y., 31 
Jan., 1817, to Charlotte Chatfield. She died 21 Feb., 1854. 
He did in Wayland, at Spring Water, Livingston Co., N. Y., 22 
May, 1873 : 

Children, probably all born at Spring Water, N. Y.: 

I. Amarilla, born 1818; married Stephen Pearl. 2. Maranda, married Luther T. 
Norton, Esq. 3. Hiram, married Mary Briggs. 4. Eliza, married Luther F. Nor- 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 129 

ton, Esq., being his 2d wife. 5. Esther, married Augustus Boughton. 6. Elisha C, 
dead. 7. Isaiah, married Ruth E. Adams. 8. Mary, married J. B, Tiffany. 

Mary, born at Spring Water, N. Y., i Sept., 1833; married 27 Feb., 
1855, at Spring Water, by Rev. H. M. Boothe, to J. B. Tiffany, son 
of Jacob Tiffany and Lavina Andrews, and born in Lenox, Madison 
Co., N. Y., 24 Marcii, 1828. His father and mother were born at 
Austerlitz, Columbia Co., N. Y. ; he, i Sept., 1795; ^^^j 25 Sept., 
1796 ; he died at Spring Water, 8 Jan., 1873 5 she is still living. Mr. 
and Mrs. Tiffany and family reside at East Bloomfield, N. Y. They 
have one son, viz.: 

Charles Horton Tiffany, born 2 March, 1875. 

Esther, born at Spring Water, 17 Aug., 1826; married at Spring 
Water, by Rev. Mr. Hunter, 9 Feb., 1848, to Frederick Augustus 
Boughton, son of Nathaniel Boughton and Tryphenia Hart. 

Children, all born at East Bloomfield, N. Y.: 

I. Dwight Boughton, born 18 Aug., 1849; married Josephine Hunt; has Frank 
Dwight, born 26 Jan., 1873, and Grace Isabella, born 3 Aug., 1875. 2. Hiram, 
born 4 March, 1854; died 25 Sept., 1856. 3. Harriet Elizabeth, born 15 Nov., 
1857. 4. Frederick, born 28 April, 1868. 

Hon. Nathaniel Coe, son of Huldah Horton and Joel Coe (^Dea. 
Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Caleb, Bar?iabas, Caleb /.), born in Morris 
Co., N. J., 1 2 Sept., 1788; moved with his father to Scipio, N. Y., in 
1795; went by sloop to Albany — 4 days — thence in wagons up the 
Mohawk, by way of Schenectady — thence to Cayuga and Wood Creek 
to Auburn, N. Y., and then Scipio, being one month on the journey. 
He married in Auburn, N. Y., 5 Oct., 1827, to Mary Taylor White, 

daughter of Lawrence Emery White and and born 

on Pearl Street, near Broadway, N. Y., 11 March, 1801. 


I. Lawrence Wliite. 2. Cornelia Elizabeth. 3. Charles Carroll. 4. Eugene 
Francis. 5. Susan Amelia. 6. Henry Clay. 

Nathaniel Coe was an honest lawyer and an upright politician. He 

possessed a superior intellect, and always commanded the respect and 

esteem of his fellow men. He was long a magistrate, and for four years 

in succession he represented Livingston and Alleghany Counties in the 

Legislature of the State of New York. He was often an arbitrator, 

both in the Church and out of it. In religion he was what was then 

130 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

called, by way of reproach, a radical. In 1829 he went to Nevada. 
In 1 85 1 he was appointed U. S. Mail Agent for Oregon. He finally 
settled at Hood River, where, on the loth Oct., 1868, he died. For 
several years before his death, he carried on an extensive business in 
raising fruit, and became quite rich. He was a thoroughly anti-slavery 
man, and while the Liberty party was in existence, he was its firm and 
warm supporter, Mrs. Coe resides at Hood River, and her son Charles, 
who was a superior young man, noted for his piety and sound moral 
and Christian character, carried on successfully his father's business 
until his death, which occurred 24 Dec, 1874. His mother said of 
him, ''My heart's beloved has left me, nothing can fill the void. He 
not only filled his father's place on the farm, but also at the family 
altar, and notwithstanding his youth, older men came to him for ad- 
vice on matters temporal as well as religious." 

Mrs. Coe is an educated, refined and talented Christian lady — an 
able and finished writer, and the author of many very pretty verses 
and poems, and though aged, and having suffered much from ill 
health, yet her penmanship is neat, and her thoughts and words fresh, 
warm and vigorous. Speaking of her deceased little infant, Susan 
Amelia, she says, ''To whom, like a dew-drop, kissed off by the sun's 
morning beam, a beauteous existence was given, whose soul seemed to 
come down to earth in a dream, only to wake up when it ascended to 
Heaven," She has kindly given much valuible information in regard 
to the Hortons of New Jersey and their connections, only a small part 
of which can appear in the "Chronicles." Mrs. Coe's ancestors, both 
on her father and mother's side, were originally from England. 

Rachel Bennet, daughter of David Bennet and Mary Coe, and 
grand-daughter of Huldah Horton, is a maiden lady, intelligent, well 
educated and possesses good social qualities; she is a successful teac her. 
We are indebted to her for many interesting letters, giving genealogi- 
cal data of members of the Horton family. Her residence was in 
Chicago, where she was a teacher a few years ago. 

II. John Seward, son of Edward Horton and Charlotte Seward 
{David, Nathafiiel, Caleb, Barfiabas, Caleb /.), born in Randolph, 
Morris Co., N. J., 24 Oct., 1801 ; married 13 March, 1823, by Elder 
Hough, of Port Byron, N. Y., to Paulina Carrier, daughter of Am- 
ziah Carrier and Wealthy Hatch, and born in Brutus, N. Y., 29 Sept., 

Children, all born at Conquest, Cayuga Co., N. Y., except Jane A.: 

1. Charlotte, born 8 Jan., 1826; died 14 Aug,, 1858. 2. Mary Ann, bom I 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. . 131 

March, 1828. 3. Hetty M., born June 9, 1830 ; died 2 Sept., 1830. 4. Edward L., 
born 28 Aug., 1824; died 28 March, 1839. 5. Paulina E., born 1 1 Feb., 1842. 
6. Jane A., born at Clarence, Calhoun Co., Mich,, 7 Nov., 1847. 

Mr. Horton moved with his father to Brutus, N. Y., when three 
years old; moved to Calhoun, Mich., in 1846, and resides now at Ma- 
rengo, Mich. 

III. David, son of Edward Horton and Charlotte Seward, born in 
Randolph, Morris Co., N. J., 4 July, 1804; married in Conquest, Ca- 
yuga Co., N. Y., 19 Jan., 1826, by the Rev. Mr. Twist, to Jane Mc- 
Callam, daughter of William McCallam and Anna Crowell, all of 
Conquest, N. Y. 

Children, all born in Conquest, N. Y. : 

I. Margaret Ann, born 13 June, 1827; resides in Folsom, Cal. 2. Edward W., 
born 27 Jan., 1831 ; resides in Helena, Montana Tei, 3. Victoria E., bom I May, 
1839; resides in Conquest, N. Y. 4. David C, born 2 Sept., 1 841 ; he is a mer- 
chant, keeps a general country store in Conquest, N. Y., where he resides. He was 
married in Conquest, N. Y., 19 April, 1871, by Rev. Daniel D. Davis, to Emma A. 
Slayton, daughter of Joseph Slayton and Nancy Crowell, and born in Conquest, 20 
March, 185 1 ; no children. 

David Horton is a farmer — was largely engaged in the oil trade — 
carrying on a large business in the oil region in Pennsylvania a few 
years ago. He gave the compiler the first account he ever had of the 
old tombstone of Barnabas I., as we happened to meet on the cars be- 
tween Lyons and Rochester, in Oct., 1870. 

V. Horace, son of Edward Horton and Charlotte Seward, born in 
Randolph, N. J., 2 July, 1810; married Melissa Putnam about 1833. 
Children, probably all born in Weedsport or Brutus, N. Y.: 

I. Isabella, born 1834; married William E. Merrick, of Weedsport. 2. Eliza, 
born 31 Dec, 1836; married in Weedsport, 28 Sept., 1869, by Rev. A. R. Hewett, 
to Augustus Harley Whiting, son of Caleb Whiting, and born in Virgil, Cortlandt 
Co., N. Y.; have one son, Horace Horton WTiiiing. 

Horace Horton died at Weedsport, in Jan., 1869. His widow lives 
at the homestead with Mrs. Whiting, who is an intelligent, active and 
lady-like woman. They are in good circumstances. Mr. Whiting 
holds some position under the United States Government, in \Vash- 
ington City. 

Harrison Faulkner Horton^ son of Gabriel H. Horton and 

132 Eighth Ge7ieration. — Caleb I. 

Margaret Faulkner {^Elihu, Silas, Barnabas, Barnabas, Caleb /.), 
born at Newburgh, Orange Co., N. Y. , ii Sept., 1804; reared at 
Bloomingburgh, Sullivan Co., N. Y. , and educated in the Presbyterian 
faith, and Democratic political school. Removed to Warwick, Or- 
ange Co., N. Y., in Nov., 1825; from thence to Newburgh, Orange 
Co., N. Y., in March, 1831, and from there to New York City, in 
Feb., 1841 ; married 15 Dec, 1829, at New Milford, Orange Co., N. 
Y., by Rev. William Timlough, to Emily Coleman, daughter of Mer- 
ritt Coleman and Mary Smith. He is a retired merchant, living in 
New York City at the present time. 
Children : 

I. Annie M., born at Amity, Orange Co., N. Y., 7 Nov., 1830 ; died at St. Augus- 
tine, Fla., 9 May, 1852. 2. Mary Helen, born at Newburgh, Orange Co., N. Y., 3 
Feb., 1740. 

Mary Smith, the mother-in-law of Harrison Faulkner, was the 
daughter of Deacon Smith and Sally Wisner, of Goshen. Dea. Smith 
was the father of Dea William Smith of Florida, Orange Co., N. Y. 
Margaret Faulkner, the mother of Harrison, was the daughter of 
Samuel Faulkner and Helen Murray, who were early inhabitants of 
Orange Co., N. Y., and pioneers in Wallkill Township. Samuel 
Faulkner was of French origin. His wife, Helen Murray, came from 
Scotland. Samuel Faulkner and his brother. Col. William Faulkner, 
were staunch Whigs in 1776. 

" So far as my knowledge extends, the Hortons as a family have not 
been renowned for their attainments in literature, in the fine arts, or in 
natural science; not distinguished as warriors or statesmen, or in the 
learned professions. Indeed they have not been celebrated for great 
heroic achievements of any kind. Nevertheless, with but few excep- 
tions, they have been industrious, ])eaceable, law-abiding, and very 
respectable citizens, possessing commendable self-reliance and inde- 
pendence. • They belong to the middle class of the people — the class 
which has always constituted tlie basis of a good-ordered, well-regula- 
ted, and prosperous State and Nation. Let their merits and their vir- 
tues be inscribed on the tablets of our memories, and jjreserved for our 
veneration and emulation." — Letter of Harrison Faulkner Norton, 
September, i8y2. 

VI. Nelson, son of Silas Danes Horton and Mary McClean (Silas, 
Silas, Barnabas, Barnabas, Caleb /.), born in Wallkill, 5 June, 1807; 
married in Wallkill, i Jan., 1836, by Elder Beebe, to Sarah Shons, 
daughter of 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 133 

Children, all born in Wallkill, N. Y.: 

I. Ruih Ann, born 14 June, 1838. 2. Ellen V., born 2 Feb., 1840. 3. Samuel 
Danes, born 31 Dec, 1843. 4. James M., born 26 April, 1845. 5- Charles Shons, 
born 3 March, 1850. 6. DeWitt Shons, bom 4 Aug., 1857. 

Nelson Horton is a well-to-do farmer — resides on the old homestead 
farm, to which he has made additions and improvements. He pos- 
sesses fine social qualities — a remarkably retentive memory — tracing 
his ancestry back to the old Southold home, without the aid of written 

VIII. Jane, daughter of Silas Danes Horton and Mary McClean, 
married Brink. " Her son, Leander, is a warm advocate of the Hor- 
ton genealogy." — Ruth A. Horton. 

IX. William Harrison, son of Silas Danes Horton and Mary Mc- 
Clean, born in Wallkill, 18 Jan., 181 4; married i. at Mason, Mich., 8 
Aug., 1840, by Rev. John W. Burchard, to Matilda Rolf, daughter 
of Hazen Rolf and Mary , and born in 181 4. 

On the 27th Sept., 1841, she gave birth to two female babes, and 
survived but a short time afterwards. He married 2. 16 April, 1846, 
by the Rev. Bezaleel Hill, to Achsa Samisa Chapin, daughter of 

Levi Chapin and Achsa , and born in Springfield, Mass., in 

1819. They reside in Eden, Mich. 

Children : 

I. Willis Hall, bom in Eden, Mich., 23 July, 1849. 

1. Rebecca Rose, daughter of Hiram Horton and Mary Rose 
{Dea. Nathaniel, Col. Nathaniel, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in 
Chester, 29 Dec, 1809; married at Chester, by the Rev. Stephen 
Overton, 3 May, 1828, to David Schuyler De Camp, son of Zecha- 
riah De Camp and Experience Halsey, and born at Chester, 25 May, 

Children, all born in Chester except Stephen H., born in New 
York : 

I. Hiram Horton, born 6 April, 1829; married Althea Laing ; they live in Plain- 
field, N. J. 2. Stephen Halsey, born 23 May, 1831 ; married Catherine Maria 
Grouse. He is a Justice of the Peace ; resides in Syracuse, N. Y. 3. Mary Euge- 
nia, born 13 June, 1833; died 4 Oct., 1839. 4. Alonzo Dickerson, born 28 Sept., 
1834; married Loretta Dixon ; resides at Bound Brook, N. J. 5. Abbey Louisa, 
born 18 Sept., 1837. 6. Alfred Eugene, born 12 June, 1843; married Catherine 

134 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I, 

McCurry. He is a hotel keeper, at Succasunna Plains, N. J. 7. Harriet Elizabeth, 
born 2 March, 1847; is a music teacher. 8. Silas Olney, born 3 April, 1849; ^^ ^ 
merchant at Kingsland, N. J. 

Mr. De Camp is a wealthy farmer; his farm, a little below the sur- 
face of the ground, has many valuable beds of iron. He and his wife 
are intelligent, conscientious people, kind and hospitable; in religion, 
they are firm Universalists. They reside within about three miles of 
the borough of Chester, N. J. 

I. Clarissa Jane, daughter of John Horton [Matthias, Silas, Bar- 
nabas, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in Goshen, in 18 10; married in 
1832, to David Conger Lockwood, son of Samuel Lockwood, and 
born in Goshen, in 1806; died in i860. Samuel Lockwood's mater- 
nal great grandmother was Judith Peck, who came over in the May 
Jb lower. 

Children, all born in New Windsor, Orange Co., N. Y.: 

I. Susan May, married William Allison; resides in New York City. 2. Charles 
Burrell. 3. Sarah Elizabeth; dead ; her family live in Brooklyn, N. Y. 4. Samuel 
Mann, lives in Indiana. 5. Catherine Arietta, lives in New Jersey, near new Bruns- 
wick. 6. Elias Riggs, lives in Indiana. 7. Abbie Anna, lives in New Brunswick. 
8. Margaret Julia, lives in New Brunswick. 9. Lewis John, is in College in New 

Mrs. Lockwood moved from New Windsor, N. Y., to New Bruns- 
wick, N. J., some years ago, where she now resides. 

II. Ann, daughter of Jason Horton and Sallie IsWW^x {^Israel, Israel, 
'Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb I.), born in Lansing, Tompkins Co., N. 
Y., II Aug., 1808; married in Reading, N. Y., 26 Dec, 1826, by 
Rev. Elder Noell, of the Baptist Church, to Daniel Sutton. He was 
born in Ovid, N. Y., 13 May, 1807. 

Children : 

I. Lucinda, born in Reading, Steuben Co., N. Y., 13 Nov., 1S27; married in 
Phelps, N. Y., 3 July, 1852, to John E. Roberts. 2. Jason, born in Hector, Tomp- 
kins Co., N. Y., 25 Fe^o., 1830; died in Catlin, Chemung Co., (now Schuyler), 
N. Y., 7 Sept., 1831. 3. Mary Etta, born in Catlin, N. Y., 26 April, 1832; married 
28 Aug., 1866, in the City of Lansing, to James Van Kuren; now lives in Wheeling, 
West Virginia. 4. Emily Ann, born in Phelps, 9 Nov., 1839; married 9 Aug., 1865, 
in Phtlps, to W. W. Minturn ; now lives in Williamston, Ingham Co., Mich. 
5. Phebe Maria, born in Phelps, 23 Nov., 1845 ; married in Phelps, 16 March, 1864, 
to Robert Martin Town ; lives in Phelps. 6. Helen Gertrude, born in Phelps, 5 June 
1850; unmarried; resides with her mother in Lansing. 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 135 

III. Phebe, daughter of Jason Horton and Sally Miller, born in 
Phelps, N. Y., II May, 1811; married to David Beeman, 26 March, 
1829; died I May, 1844, at Leoni, Jackson Co., Mich. 

v.. Israel, son of Jason Horton and Sally Miller, born in Lansing, 
N. Y. , 26 Feb., 181 7; married in the town of Rathbone. Steuben Co., 
N. Y., 29] April, 1847, to Eliza Adamson, daughter of John Ad- 
amson and Minerva Mulford, and born in Lindley, N. Y., 27 Jan., 

Children, all born in Rathbone, except Nellie, born in Watkins, 
Schuyler Co., N. Y.: 

I. Helen, born 29 Feb., 1848; died 9 Jan., 1849. 2. Florence, born 23 April, 
1850. 3. Allie W., born 14 Dec, 1852. 4. Samuel B., born 30 June, 1S54. 5. Israel, 
born 25 Dec, 1859. 6. Mary L.,born 23 April, 1862. 7. Minnie, born 7 Jan., 1866. 
8. Nellie, born 26 March, 187 1. 

*'We moved from Rathbone to Morris Run, Pa., in 1870, and thence 
to Watkins, N. Y. , 15 March, 1871, and 2 November, of the same 
year, moved back to Rathbone, and next from Rathbone to Merchants- 
ville, N. Y., I April, 1S72, and lastly to Williamston, Mich., where 
we are now located. Father's health is quite poor, he has been lame 
in one ankle from his boyhood, and while in Morris Run, Pa., he was 
nearly killed by the cars. Brother Israel has the old powder-horn, 
made by his great grandfather, Israel Horton, of Southold, L. I., N. Y. 
It descended to my father, by virtue of his name, Israel, and by him 
to Israel, my brother, w^ho now has it, and it i^ to be handed down in 
regular succession to each of the family bearing the name of Israel. 
It will hold about three pounds of common rifle-powder; nicely carved 
on it are the words, ' Lieut. Israel Horton, his horn, made at Fort 
Stanwix, Nov. 3, 1758.' The same paint is yet on it that he put on 
it, and doubtless it will long be an heir-loom in the family of Israels. " 
— Letter of Allie W. Horton, 1874. 

VII. Minor Thomas, son of Jason Horton and Sally Miller, born 
in Phelps, N. Y., 2 June, 181 9; married in Sandstone, Jackson Co., 
Mich., 7 October, 1841, by J. Haddock, Esq., to Lucinda Sophia 
Spaulding, daughter of Joseph Spaulding and Lucinda Spaulding, 
and born in Sandstone, Mich., 18 Sept., 1820. 

Children, all born in Williamston, Mich. 

I. Charles Francis, born 23 Sept., 1842; died in Baltimore, Md., 19 March, 1864. 
2. John, born 3 Sept., 1845 5 died in Williamston, Mich., accidentally shot, 9 July, 

136 Eighth Generatiofi. — Caleb I. 

1863. 3. Joseph Nephi, born 23 Sept., 1850. 4. Matison B., born 24 Sept., 1852; 
died 30 Sept., 1858. 5. Mary Ann, born 23 Feb., 1855. 

They reside in Williamston, Michigan. 

I. John Martin, son of John Horton and Rachael Hiler Israel^ 
Israel^ yo7iatha?t, J^onathan, Caleb /.), born in Phelps, N. Y., 30 
Dec, 1819; married in Rushville, Ontario Co., N. Y., 25 Nov., 1851, 
by Rev. Robert Parker, to Mary Martin Boardman, born in the 
town of Goshen, Ontario Co., N. Y., 30 Dec, 1824. She is the 
daughter of Jesse Churchill Boardman and Mary Bunyan. 

Children, all born in Phelps : 

I. Ellen Maria, born 25 June, 1853; died 19 Feb., 1859. 2. Cyrus Van Rens- 
salaer, born 7 Oct., 1859. 

''Our dear little daughter died where she was born. Should you 
ever visit the Pine Wood Cemetery, in Phelps, you will find a quite 
beautiful valley, shaded with evergreens, where she and her Grandpa 
Horton are buried, and they will be no doubt among those who have 
a part in the first resurrection, for they were true Christians." — Letter 
of Mrs. y. M. Horton. 

The little girl whose death is mentioned above, was a remarkable 
instance of early piety. She possessed a precocious intellect, which 
very early became deeply pervaded with the religious element soon 
ripening into genuine Christianity. Her death-bed scene, though she 
was less than six years old, was like that of a matured Christian, exhi- 
biting a brilliant trophy of Divine grace, deeply impressive and com- 
forting to all who witnessed it, 

n. Samuel Minnis, son of John Horton and Rachael Hiler, born 
in Phelps, 29 Oct., 1836; married in Phelps, 19 March, 1867, by Rev. 
George Van Alstine, to Sylvia Ann Cole, daughter of Cyrus Chap- 
man Cole and Charity Boardman, 

Children : 

I. Julia May, born in Parma, Jackson Co., Mich., 4 May, i86J^. 

HI, Van Renssalaer Waugh, son of John Horton and Rachel 
Hiler, born in Phelps, N. Y., 11 Aug., 1829; married in Orleans, N, 
Y,, 28 Aug,, 1862, by Rev. Jacob Wader, to Rowena Spencer Raf- 
ter, daughter of John Rafter and Eleanor Wilson, and born at Or- 
leans, Phelps Township, 15 April, 1841, 


Eighth Generation- — Caleb /. 137 

Children : 

I. Edgar Clayton, born at Clifton Springs, N. Y., 9 Feb., 1864; died 29 March, 
1872. He was a wonderfully intellectual little boy.. He seemed to pass through 
childhood and youth in a few months, and become, as it were, a man in intellect at 
the age of seven years. He died of scarlatina. On the third day, knowing that his 
sickness would prove fatal, he said, "Oh dear, I wish it would not be so long," and 
then added, *' Methusalah only lived 969 years." At another time, when his father 
was fixing the pillow under his head, he said, " I would rather have a stone for my 
pillow, for Jacob, when he had a stone for his pillow, saw a ladder whose top reached 
to Heaven, and the Angels of God ascending and descending upon it," Just before 
he died he repeated the Lord's prayer, and then said, " I am ready to die and go to 
Heaven," and in a solemn tone, added, " I go down into deep water," and soon 
after, in a cheerful tone, exclaimed, "but I got into the Ark." On the evening of 
the third day of his sickness, without a struggle or a groan, '' He neared the tide, — 
sunk as to cradle-rest and died." 2. Minerva Inez, born in Arcadia, N.Y., 6 Sept., 
1866. 3. Carlton, born in Parma, Mich., 28 Oct., 1872. 

IV. Peter Davis, son of John Horton and Rachael Hiler, born at 
Phelps, N. Y., 17 April, 1826; married in Arcadia, Wayne Co., N. Y., 
8 Jan., 1855, by Edwin Pultz, Esq., to Mary Sophia Aiken, daugh- 
ter of William Burr Aiken and Mary Marinda Clark, and born in Ar- 
cadia, 3 Jan., 1836. They have one son, an only child : 

George, born in Arcadia, 1 1 Oct., 1S57 ; he graduated at Marshall College in 
June, 1874, with high honors. For his graduating thesis, he wrote a very pretty poem, 
which was published. He, also, during the last year of his college course, made a 
translation of a portion of Virgil, remarkable for its smooth versification, and also 
for retaining the sublimity of the original. 

Mr. P. D. Horton is one of the best masters of penmanship in the 
country, is widely known as a teacher, and much respected; he resides 
in Marshall, Michigan. 

V. William Person, son of John Horton and Rachael Hiler, born 
at Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., 26 Dec, 1821; married by E. Jones, 
Esq., in Huron, Wayne Co., N. Y., 4 March, 1845, to Phebe Ann 
Brink, daughter of John Brink and Catherine Brink; she was born in 
Huron, Wayne Co., N. Y., i July, 1831. 

Children : 

I. John Marshall, born at Huron, Wayne Co., N. Y., 4 Dec, 1845. 2, Eunico De 
Maris, born at Huron, Wayne Co., N. Y., 6 Jan., 1S47. 3- Hiler Hossmer, born at 
Barton, Washington Co., Wis., 22 June, 1858. 

VI. Eunice, daughter of John Horton and Rachael Hiler, born in 


138 Eighth Geft^ration. — Caleb I. 

Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., 13 Sept., 1833; married in Phelps, 21 
July, 1859, by Rev. John Brown, to Edgar Phineas Lake, of Shel- 
burn, Vermont, son of Hazleton Lake and Deborah Miller. He died 
13 April, 1867. 

Children, all born in Shelburn, Vermont: 

I. Sarah Ina, born 28 July, 1862. 2. Daniel Horton, born 2 Dec, 1863. 3. Edgar 
Willie Hazleton, born 12 Aug., 1865. 4. Clara Mary, born 5 Aug., 1867. 

Mrs. Lake is a very industrious, intelligent Christian lady, and re- 
sides at Shelburn, with her family well cared for. 

L Joseph Dempster, son of Peter D. Horton and Hannah Couch 
{Is7'ae/, Israel, y^onathan, y^onathan, Caleb I.), born at Randolph, 
Portage Co., Ohio, 3 Jan., 1833; married 25 Dec, 1858, by Rev. Geo. 
Dufiheld, to Fanny Finley, daughter of Richard Finley and Ann 

Children : 

I. Mary Hannah, born in Detroit, Mich., 16 Dec, 1 859. 2. Jesse Ann, born in 
Detroit, Mich., 4 Nov., 1861. 3. Peter Dempster, born at Ravenna, Ohio, 13 Aug., 
1865. 4. P'anny, born at Ravenna, Ohio, 27 Jan., 1870. 

Joseph D. Horton is a lawyer of very fair ability and good reputa- 
tion; he was a member of the recent Constitutional Convention of 
Ohio; he resides at Ravenna, Ohio. 

n. Thirza Ann, daughter of Peter D. Horton and Hannah Couch, 
born at Wesleyville, Erie Co., Pa., 12 April, 1836; died at Shalers- 
ville, O., 15 March, 1861, and was buried at Nelson, O ; unmarried. 

in. Capt. Marcus Cornelius, son of Peter D. Horton and Han- 
nah Couch, born at Nelson, O., 21 June, 1S38. He was Captain of 
Co. D., 104th Reg. Ohio Vol. Infantry. He died at Dallas, Georgia, 
28 May, 1864. He was buried at Nelson, O. He was much esteemed 
and respected, both as a man and as an officer, and his death was very 
greatly lamented. 

IV. George Washington, son of Peter D. Horton and his 2d wife, 
Ann Chambers, born at Nelson, O., 2 Dec, 1849. ^^ ^^ ^ farmer, and 
resides at Nelson, O. He was married 15 Sept., 1875, ^^ Nelson, 
Portage Co., by the Rev. John Vetter, to Ersie F. Vanderslice, 
daughter of Benjamin P. Vanderslice and Sylvia W. Llewellen, and 
born at Hartstown, Crawford Co., Pa., 23 July, 1856. 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 139 

I. Harriet Lacy, daughter of Uriah Horton and Elizabeth Fair- 
child ( y^ason, Israel, J^onathan, y^onatha?!, Caleb I.), born at Mend- 
ham, Morris Co., N. J., 6 April, 1811; married at Lambertsville, 13 
Sept., 1830, by the Rev. Peter O. Studdiford, to James Gordon, son 
of David Gordon and Margaret West, and born in Trenton, N. J., 19 
Dec, 1809. He died in New Orleans, 25 Nov., 1847. 


I, Anna Elizabeth, born at Lambertville, N. J., 13 Feb., 1831. 2. William West, 
born at Kingston, N. J., 9 March, 1833. 3. Henry Barker, born at Kingston, N. J., 
17 Jan., 1835; died at Uniontown, Pa., 12 Jan., 1841. 4. James, born in Trenton, 
N. J., 13 March, 1838. 5. Margaret West, born at Uniontown, Fayette Co., Pa., 12 
Jan., 1841. 

Mrs. Gordon now (1874) resides in Trenton, N. J., and is a mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian Church. 

II. Anna Maria, daughter of Uriah Horton and Elizabeth Fair- 
child, born at White House, N. J., 15 April, 1813. She is a maiden 
lady — a member of the Baptist Church — is intelligent, possesses good 
social qualities, and is in easy circumstances. 

Brackey, daughter of Uriah Horton and Elizabeth Fairchild, born 
at White House, N. J., 29 Feb., 1819; married at Headquarters, N. J., 
22 Feb., 1839, by the Rev. Geo. Snyder, to Asa Price, son of Andrew 
Price and Mary Closson, and born at Lumberville, Pa., 2 Dec, 1807. 

Children, all born at Lambertville, N. J. : 

I. Andrew Jackson, born 25 January, 1840; died young. 2. Anna Elizabeth, 
born 20 December, 1 841 ; married C. W. Kitchen. 3. Harriet Gordon, born 7 
Feb., 1S44; married David Taylor. 4. James Gordon, born 18 Nov., 1845; ^^^^ 
young. 5 Catherine Hall, born 23 Aug., 1847; married George Johnson. 6. Mar- 
tin Reeve, born 30 April, 1850; unmarried. 7. Lanning Harrison, born 15 June, 
1853; unmarried. 8. Frank Allison, born 15 July, 1855; unmarried. 

They reside at Lambertville, N. J. 

Vn. Alexander Horace, son of Uriah Horton and Elizabeth 
Fairchild, born at Lambertville, 16 Oct., 1821; married 4 May, 1843, 
by George Young, Esq., to Catherine Cline Ditmars, daughter of 
Abraham Ditmars and Anne Moore, and born at Canandaigua, N. Y., 
22 Feb., 1822. 

Children, all born at Lambertville : 

I. Elwood Ely, born 2( Dec, 1844; married 9 May, 1868 — is a carpainter by 

140 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

trade. 2. Emma Lilly, born 22 Feb., 1846 ; died 22 May, 18^9. 3. Edward Chan- 
dler, born 7 May, 1848; died 30 Nov., 1850. 4. Albert, born 31 Oct., 1850 — a civil 
engineer. 5. Emma, born 28 Nov., 1852; died 6 Jan., 1863. 6. Annie Elizabeth, 
bom 3 June, 1854 — a music teacher in Virginia, 7. William Large, born 20 Jan., 
1859 ; died 2 Jan., 1865. 8. George McClelland, born 2 Aug., 1861 ; died 19 Jan.,, 

L George Washington, son of Nathaniel Thompson and Sarah 
Horton {^ye7-e7niah, Israel, JoJiathan, yonatha^i, Caleb /.), born in 
Monroe, Orange Co., N. Y., 2 March, 1824; married 5 Jan., 1848, 
Charity Conklin, daughter of Sylvester Conklin and Charity Rey- 
nolds, and born in Monroe, 15 April, 1826. 

Children, both born in Monroe : 

I. Mary, born 18 Nov., 1851; died 12 May, 1857. 2. Georgianna, born 25 July, 1855. 

Mrs. Thompson died 1875; she was a lady of refinement, possessing 
fine social qualities, tenderness of heart, and correct moral and Chris- 
tian character. She was greatly afilicted with feeble health for several 
years before her death ; but she always bore her sufferings with cheer- 
fulness and Christian resignation. 

I. Sarah Mariah, daughter of Benjamin G. Horton and Sarah 
Jane Stuart {^Jeremiah, Israel, Jo7iathan, Jonathan, Caleb /.), born 
in Blooming Grove, Orange Co.; married at Blooming Grove, 14 
Feb., 1861, by Rev. Austin Craig, to Henry Van Cleft, son of Lewis 
Van Cleft and Henrietta W. Cooper, and born 25 Nov., 1834. Sarah 
Mariah H. Van Cleft died 30 Aug., 1871, leaving three children, viz.: 

Henrietta, Anna and Elizabeth. 
Mr. Van Cleft is a farmer and dealer in cattle. 

IV. Carrie S., sister of Sarah Mariah (above), married at Vail's 
Gate, Orange Co., N. Y., 29 Nov., 1 871, to Henry Van Cleft, being 
his 2d wife. 

Children : 

I. Lewis Horton. 2. Parmelie. 

VL Jeremiah Henry, son of Benjamin G. Horton and Sarah Jane 
Stuart, born in Blooming Grove, 20 Dec, 1844; married in New- 
burgh, 20 Aug., 1872, by Rev. Andrew Longacre, to Mary Smith 
Parmelee, daughter of John W. Parmelee and Catharine Cole Smith, 
and born in Newburgh, 31 March, 1846. Have one child : 

Lizzie (Elizabeth) Smith, bom 19 July, 18. 3, in Newburgh. 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 141 

J. H. Horton is a retired merchant. He and his wife are both very 
acceptable members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

I. Jason, son of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry ( y^ohn, Israel, 
y^onathan, J^onathan, Caleb /.), born at Terrytown, Pa., 13 July, 
1807; married in Albany, Pa., 29 Dec, 1835, by Thomas Ingham, 
Esq., to Olivia Ladd, daughter of Horatio Ladd and Asenath Ives, 
and born 20 May, 1810. She died at Terrytown, 11 Sept., 1847. 
He m^arried again in Terry, 5 Jan., 1848, by Thos. Ingham, Esq., to 
RoxEV Covey, daughter of John Covey and Mary Sabens, and born 
in Grafton, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. , 15 July, 1819. 

Children, all born in the township of Terry. By first wife : 

I. Jane Asenath, born 20 Nov., 1836; died 15 July, 1837. 2. James, born 15 
July, 1840; died 17 July, 1840. 

By second wife : 

3. Jane, born 4 Nov., 1848; married in Elmira, N. Y., to Daniel Dunham ; has 
one son. 4. Mary Louisa, born 9 Aug., 1850; died of croup, 23 Jan., 1855. 5. Jo- 
sephine Adela, born 22 May, 1852. 6. Liberty Ann, born 4 July, 1854. 7. Phebe 
Theresa, born 27 Jan., 1857. 8. Eunice Martha, born 30 Aug., 1859. 9. George 
Firman, born 26 Dec, 1861. 10. Infant son, born 4 Oct., 1864; died before 


Jason Horton is a farmer, has been a merchant, a hotel keeper and 
a Justice of the Peace for one term of five years. He made a public 
profession of Christianity in 1871, and united with the Baptist Church, 
of Terrytown, Rev. B. Jones officiating at his Baptism. 

II. Nathaniel Terry, son of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry, 
born at the old homestead of Ebn'r Horton, in Asylum, now Wilmot, 
Pa., 5 Jan., 1808; married in Albany, Pa., 15 Dec, 185 1, by George 
Burdick, Esq., to Mehala Hancock, daughter of Amasa Hancock and 
Delilah Vincent, and born in Terry, about 1833. 

Children : 

I. Fred., born in Albany, 12 Nov., 1852. 2. Frank, born in Albany 31 Dec, 1855. 
3. Mary Emma, bom in Wilmot, 29 Dec, 1865. 

N. T. Horton is a farmer and lumber dealer, was Captain of a mili- 
tia company in 1835. 

III. Julia, daughter of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry, born in 
Wilmot, Pa., 6 Oct., 1810; married in Wilmot, 21 Nov., 1833, by 

142 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

Thomas Ingham, Esq., to Samuel E. Miller, son of John Miller and 
Lydia Gilbert, and born at Frenchtown, Pa., in 1808. 
Children : 

I. Mary Jane, born in Wilmot, 19 Oct., 1834; married Geo, Capwell. 2. Debbie 
Terry, born in Wilmot, 13 Sept., 1836; married Jacob Place. 3. Peri-y Commodore, 
born in Terry, 12 May, 1839. 4. Ebenezer Horton, born in Wilmot, 22 Sept., 1842; 
died in the army in 1864. 

IV. Eunice, daughter of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry, born 
in Asylum, now Wilmot, Pa.; 7 Sept., 181 2; married at the old home- 
stead, 6 July, 1837, by Ephraim Beeman, Esq., to James Horace 
TuRRELL, son of Beebc H. Turrell and Olive Turrell, and born i Nov., 
1809; died in Wilmot, 3 Sept., 1863. She is still living, and has been 
a worthy member of the Baptist Church for about fifty years. 

Children, all born in Wilmot: 

I. Phebe, born 30 April, 1839; married Morris Turrell; they reside in Kansas. 
2. Sarah Jane, born 24 Aug., 1844; died 8 Oct., 1844. 3. Lydia Ann, born 8 July, 
1845 '■> unmarried. 4. Mary Adela, born 10 May, 1848; died 8 May, 1863. 5. Jas. 
Henry, born 21 May, 1850. 

Mr. James H. Turrell was a farmer and lumber manufacturer. He 
was a prompt business man — a Justice of the Peace for five years, and 
enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him. He began 
the world with nothing, but at the time of his death he was worth a fine 

V. Hiram, son of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry, born in Wil- 
mot, 7 June, 1815. He is unmarried, and has lived all his life at the 
old homestead — is a farmer and lumber manufacturer. 

VI. Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry, born in 
Wilmot, 4 April, 181 7; married in Terry, to Ellen Minerva Cran- 
DALL, daughter of Josias G. Crandall and Olive Burdick, and born in 
Grafton, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., 18 Oct., 1823. 

Children, born in Albany, Bradford Co., Pa.: 

I. Eunice Alice, born 10 Sept., 1855. 2. John Edmund, born 4 March, 1857. 
3. Olive Turrell, born 14 Feb., 1859. 4. Mary Jane, born 27 March, 1863. 

Ebenezer Horton's residence was in Albany, Pa., but he died at his 
father's old residence in Wilmot, where he had gone to spend the 
closing days of his life with his mother and her family. He was an 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 143 


industrious, upright farmer, esteemed by all who knew him. His widow 
and family still occupy his old homestead, and live comfortably. 

VII. Adela, daughter of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry, born in 
Asylum, now Wilmot, Penn'a, 13 x\pril, 1819 ; married in Towanda, 
by Elhanan Smith, Esq., 5 Feb., 1840, to Chester Schoonover, son 
of Joseph Schoonover and Rachel Corsaw, and born near where the 
city of Binghamton now stands, 17 April, 181 7. 

Children, all born in Terry : 

I. Infant son, stillborn in Nov., 1 840. 2. John Horton, bom 24 Jan., 1842; mar- 
lieri Emily Jones. 

Adela Horton Schoonover died March, 1844, and he married 2. in 
Sussex Co., N. J., by the Rev. Mr. Bookstaver, to Eliza Hornbeck, 
daughter of Cornelius Hornbeck. They live in Terry. He has for 
many years been a preacher of the Old School Baptist Church. 

VIII Jane, daughter of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry, born in 
Asylum, now Wilmot, Penn'a, 22 July, 182 1 ; married Lehman Tur- 
RELL, brother of J. H. Turrell. They reside in West Webster, Monroe 
Co., N. Y., no children. They are both worthy members of the M. E. 
Church. He is a carpenter and joiner by trade. 

IX. Lydia Ann, daughter of Ebenezer Horton and Mary Terry, 
born in Wilmot, 4 February, 1825; married in Wilmot, 27 Feb., 185 1, 
by Henry Gaylord, Esq., to Moses Thompson Slotery, son of Daniel 
Slotery and Elizabeth Firman, and born in Allentown, Pa., 22 July, 

Children, all born in Terry : 

I. George Zachary, born ist March, 1852. 2. Eunice Jennie, born 27 Dec,, 
1853; married Amasa Davids. 3. Ella Elizabeth, born 30 Sept., 1855. 4. Julia 
Adela, born 9 August, 1857. 

I. Elmore, son of Maj. John Horton, Jr., and Nancy Miller, born 
at Terrytown, 6 May, 1817; married in Wyalusing, 22 August, 1843, 
to Mary Stone, daughter of Raphael Stone and Mary Ingham, and 
born in Wyalusing, 8 Dec, 1815. 

Children, all born at Sugar Run, Pa.: 

I. George Hamilton, born 8 August, 1844. 2. Sarah Nancy, born 24 May, 1846. 
3. Rowena Eliza, born 19 Oct., 1850; a very acceptable school-teacher. 4. Twins, 
born 28 Feb., 1849; ^^^^ at birth. 

144 Eighth Generation. — Caleb L 

Elmore Horton and family reside at Sugar Run, Bradford Co., Pa. 
He is a farmer and lumberman ; was an engineer on the Pennsylvania 
canal when a young man ; has some part of his life been engaged in 
mercantile business. His son is now one of the partners in carrying 
on a general country store and doing a fair business. 

n. Mary, daughter of Maj. John Horton, Jr., and Nancy Miller, 
born at Terry town, 19 Nov., 181 8; married at Terrytown, 15 June, 
1 841, by Rev. Geo. Printz, to Dr. Nathan Wells, son of Nathan 
Wells and Sarah Coleman, and born in Orange Co., N. Y., 15 Oct., 
1 81 5. Dr. Wells and wife are esteemed members of the Presbyterian 
Church. They settled at Meshoppen, Wyoming Co., Pa., soon after 
their marriage, where they reside at the present time. The Doctor is 
a first class physician, has done a large business, has accumulated a fine 
property, and is universally esteemed, both as a physician and worthy 
citizen. He was Associate Judge of Wyoming Co. for one term of 
five years. 

Children : 

I. Elmore Horton Wells, born in Braintrem, Pa., 19 April, 1842. He received 
the degree of A. M. at the Michigan University, and also graduated at Bellevue 
Medical College, N. Y,, in the class of 1872. He was married at Meshoppen, 8 May, 
1873, by Rev. Clark Salmon, to Lavinia W. Eppes; born at Petersburg, Va., 12 July, 
1853. He resides at Meshoppen, practices medicine, and also keeps quite an ex- 
tensive drug store 2. Lydia Louisa, born at Meshoppen, 23 Nov., 1 845; married 9 
Jan., 1867, at Meshoppen, by Rev. C. R. Lane, to Thos. Alfred Wickham ; born at 
Tioga, Pa. They reside in Tioga. He is a merchant. 3. Mary Helen, born at 
Meshoppen, 31 Oct., 1850; married at Meshoppen, by Rev. Dr. Colt, 20 Feb., 1872* 
to Joseph \V. Bishop; born at Wysox, Pa., in 1847. 4- Nancy Amanda, born at 
Meshoppen, 21 Jan., 1853; unmarried. 

HL Orice Miller, daughter of Maj. John Horton, Jr., and Nancy 
Miller, born at Terrytown, 16 Jan., 1821; married at Terrytown, 
I Sept., 1840, 1 y Rev. Geo. Printz, to Austin Stalfokd, son of 
Benjamin Stalford and Urania Turrell, and born in Wyalusing, Pa., 
15 Dec, 181 2. He settled first in Browntown, Pa., remained there 
until 1852, when he moved to Rochelle, III. He carried on a large 
farming business. They were both members of the Presbyterian Church* 
and he was a ruling elder. He died suddenly whilst harnessing his 
horse to go to the meeting of the Presbytery in Chicago, 'on the 14 Oct., 

Children : i, 2, 3, born in Wyalusing; 4, born at Elkhorn, 111.; 5, 
born at Rochelle. 

I. Charles Lewis, born 18 Dec, 1844; married. 2. Rowena Horton, born 


Eighth Ge?ieration. — Caleb I. 145 

23 March, 1847; married; lives in London, Eng. 3. Matthew Armstrong, born 18 
Dec, 1S50; married. 4, Urania Ann, horn 10 Feb., 1844. 5. John Horton, born 
16 Feb., 1S63; lives with his mother. 

The widow and family, except Rowena^ reside near the village of 
Rochelle; are well-to do farmers. Charles L.'s wife is a lady of re- 
finement and education, is a teacher and writer; many of her poetical 
lines are excellent, and some of them have been published. 

IV. John Miller, son of Maj. John Horton, Jr., and Nancy Miller, 
born at Terrytown, 7 Feb., 1823; married in Huntington, Pa., 13 Nov., 
1849, by ^^^' E. Wadsworth, to Susan L. Bacon, daughter of Rev. 
Septimeus Bacon. 

Children, all born at Terrvtown : 

I. Henry Bacon, b<»rn 30 Sept , 1850; now in U. S. Army. 2. Florence Eudora, 
bwin 19 Oct., 1851 ; died 21 Feb., 1854. 3. Shepherd Bacon, born 28 Aug., 1852; 
died 22 Aug., i860. 4. Leonard Moss, born 30 June, 1854; clerk and book-keeper 
in Scranton ; member of Baptist Church. 5. James Bacon, boi^n 26 Sept., 1856; he 
is clerk in a store at Huntington. 6. John Miller, born Oct., 1861 ; died when two 
days old. 

John M. Horton was a shoemaker and hotel-keeper, a very industri- 
ous and public spirited man. He built the Terrytown Hotel, and kept 
it in such a manner as to make it superior to most of the country hotels. 
He died suddenly in the midst of his usefulness, 24 April, 1861, greatly 
lamented by all who knew him. 

Joseph Homet Horton was born 2 June, 1842, at Terrytown,. 
Bradford Co., Pa., the youngest son of Major John Horton, ?nd the 
only son of his wife, Lydia Horton, nee Kimball. 

In boyhood Joseph possessed a person of rare physical beauty, 
and evinced a bright and happy disposition. He was frank spoken, 
open, genial and social. His native industry, all through his child- 
hood and youth, displayed great aptitude for business. In all these 
respects, as was the boy so is the man . 

After availing himself of the schools of his native town, in his i6th 
year he entered upon the English and the commercial courses of study, 
in the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, at Towanda, remaining there 
through 1858 and 1859. He then continued as an efficient clerk in 
his father's store until August, 1862. 

The war for the Union had burst upon the nation. His heart was 
ablaze with enthusiasm for the Constitution and the Union, His 

146 Eighth Ge7ieration. — Caleb I. 

father was proud of the valor and patriotism of his young son. Joseph 
had become as his right hand, and was his main-stay in business. The 
fond father hesitated to spare a son so dear to his heart, and so essen • 
tial to the success of his affairs. At length, like tens of thousands of 
other fathers, he made the sacrifice for his country, consented, and 
allowed Joseph to enlist on the yth of August, 1862, at Wyalusing, 
under Captain George W. Jackson, in Company ^'A," of the 141st 
Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Joseph was a week afterwards 
(August 14th, ~) elected ist Lieutenant of this Company. 

In September his Regiment was assigned to the ist Brigade of Bir- 
ney's (formerly Kearney's) Division in the 3d Army Corps. It was 
almost immediately put into most active service. Five days after his 
first battle (that of Fredericksburg,) Lieut. Horton was made Captain 
of his Company, viz.: on the i8th of December. 

On the 4th day of the following May (1863) Captain Horton was 
engaged with his Regiment in the battle of Chancellorville, Virginia. 
The Regiment went into this engagement with 419 men, and during 
the fight had 234 killed or wounded ; and for its firm constancy and 
bravery was warmly complimented, both by General Birney and General 

At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in July, 1863, this Regiment was 
again actively engaged. , And of Capt. Horton, Gen. Madill, in his 
report says: "Capt. Horton, though severely stunned by concussion 
of shell, remained in the field, and I am greatly indebted to him for 
his services, as he was the on/y Captain left with the Regiment.'' On 
the 3d of July, at Gettysburg, Capt. Horton commanded the Regiment. 
At the morning roll-call of this fearful day, 198 men answered to their 
names; of this number, 136 were either killed or wounded. On the 
31st of the following January (1864) Captain Horton was commissioned 
Major, commanding his Regiment. And on the 28th of the next 
month ^February, 1864,) he was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel, 
commanding his Regiment until Lee's surrender, April 9th, 1865. 

On the 1 2th of May, Col. Horton was wounded, during the engage- 
ment at Spottsylvania, Virginia, by a gun-shot through his left fore- 
arm and in his left hip. 

During his wounded condition, he was visited by his uncle, Hon. 
George F. Horton, IvL D., and was tenderly nursed by his sister 
Louisa, wife of Hon. Uriah Terry. While convalescing, and not yet 
well enough to take the field, he was appointed on several Courts- 
Martial, and also had charge of several convoys of new men, conduct- 
ing them to posts along the southern sea-board. 

Eio-Jith Generatio?i. — Caleb I. 14" 


With his Regiment, he was honorably mustered out of the service at 
the close of the war, INIay 28th, 1865. 

Of Col. Horton's old Company "A," consisting of 117 members, 
there were killed, 16; died, 0; discharged for disability, 20; discharged 
for wounds^ 15; transferred to veteran corps for wounds, 7; transferred 
to 57th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, for unexpired term of 
service, 14; absent in hospital, wounded, 4; dishonorably discharged, 
i; leaving, at the mustering out of the Regiment, of the whole 117, 
only 31. 

Col. Horton was engaged in the following battles, namely: Freder- 
icksburg, Cedars, Chancellorville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylva- 
nia, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, White-Oak Road, Sailors' Creek, 
and at Lee's surrender; besidesparticipating in many small skirmishes. 

Honorably freed from his military service by the happy close of the 
war. Col. Horton hasted home to be the business stay of his aged father, 
and was actively engaged in mercantile pursuits up to 1871. 

In October (24th) 1866, he was married, at Worcester, Massachu- 
setts, to Abby H. Newcomb, only daughter of Charles and Lucy R. 
Neweomb, of that city. Miss Lucy Sanderson Horton is their only 
child; she was born December i8th, 1872. 

Since 187 1, Col. Horton has been living at Birch Creek (formerly 
Bernice Colliery), Sullivan County, Pa., and is Superintendent of 
"The Sullivan Anthracite Coal Company's" works, located at that 

The high appreciation in which he is held by the Company, is 
shared by the community under his employ, who have several times 
combined in tendering to him, as their Superintendent and considerate 
friend, testimonials of large intrinsic value, but still more valuable as 
evidences of their cordial and grateful esteem. 

The Republicans of his County unanimously urged him as their 
nominee for Congress in the fall of 1874, but were overruled by the 
other Counties of the District. 

IL Julia, daughter of Geo. F. Horton and Abigail Terry {yohn, 
Israel, yonaihan, yo?iathan, Caleb /.), born at Terrytown, Bradford 
Co., Pa., 24 Oct., 1834; married at Terrytown, 11 June, 1861, by 
Rev. D. Cook, of the Presbyterian Church, to Charles Stevens Ho- 
'MET, son of Charles Homet and Lucy Stevens, and grandson of 
Frederick Nicholas Charles Homet and ^slaria Theresa Scheilenger, who 
were born in France, the former being one of the commissaries of 
the household of Louis XVL, the latter one of the chambermaids of 
the Queen, At the fall of Louis they made their escape and came to 

148 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

America. They had never had any acquaintance with each other 
until they found themselves passengers on the same ship to this 
country. Their acquaintance on the ship soon ripened into a mutual 
attachment, and on their arrival in New York they were married. 
After tarrying awhile at Bottle Hill, now Madison, in New Jersey, 
where Charley, the ist child, was born, they came to Asylum, settling 
for two years away back in the wilderness, but at length on the Susque- 
hanna River, where Francis X. Homet, Esq., now resides. 

C. S. Homet was born in Asylum 20 May, 1830; settled in Wyalu- 
sing in 1861, where he now resides, and is a successful farmer. He 
and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, and he is one 
of the elders. 

Children : 

I. William Horton, born 22 March, 1862. 2. Eliza Horton, born 5 Dec, 1865. 

3. Francis, born 27 August, 1869. 

III. Jane ELiZABETH,_daughter--of Geo. F. Horton and Abigail 
Terry, born at Terrytown, 6' June, 1837; married at Terrytown, 11 
June, 1 86 1, by Rev. D. Cook, to Rev.E)avid Craft, son of William 
Craft and Phebe Baker, and born in Carmel, Putnam Co., N. Y., 3 
Oct., 1832. . , , 

He graduated at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., in the class of 1857, 
was Principal of the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute at Towanda 
during the years i857-'58-'59; spent some six months in Princeton 
Theological Seminary in 1859 and '60; commenced his ministry in 
Terrytown, i860, was ordained by the Susquehanna Presbytery, in 
August, 1862, and went into the army as chaplain of the 141st Pa. 
Volunteers in August, 1862, served for about a year, and then resigned 
on account of ill-health, and returned to Bradford Co., was installed 
pastor of the 2d Presbyterian Church, Wyalusing, 28 Feb., 1866, and 
also installed pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Terrytown, ist 
March, 1866. 

Children, born in Terrytown : 

I. Abigail Horton, born 12 March, 1S63, 2. George Horton, born 6 Nov., 1868. 
They reside at the parsonage in Wyalusing, Pa, 

IV. William Terry, son of Geo. F. Horton and Abigail Terry, 
born at Terrytown, 9 April, 1839; married at Auburn, Susquehanna 
Co., 14 June, 1871, by Rev. G. Greenfield, to Prudence Beardslev, 
daughter of John Beach Beardsley and Lucy S. Kasson, and born in 
Auburn, 27 Oct., 1842. 







Eighth Generation. — Caleb /. 149 

Children, born at Terrytown: 

I. Charles Beardsley, born 13 April, 1872. 2. Nancy Terry, \)QX\\ 15 May, 1S73. 

W. T. Horton is a farmer and merchant at Terrytown. He volun- 
teered in the service of his country in July, 1862, assisted in raising 
Co. A, 141 Regiment Pa. Volunteers, Infantry, and was chosen 2d 
Lieutenant. He was honorably discharged per order of the Secretary 
of War, by reason of chronic diarrhoea, in Dec, 1862. He shortly 
afterwards engaged in the service again as clerk in the Quarter Mas- 
ter's department, at Murfreesboro, Tenn., where he remained until the 
close of the war. 

V. John Burleigh, son of Geo. F. Horton and Abigail Terry, born 
at Terrytown, 8 Jan., 1842 ; married at West Danby, Tompkins Co., 
N. Y., 24 Feb., 1875, ^y R^^- Wm. Sharp, to Eva Lamira Tupper, 
daughter of James Sturdevant Tupper and Lamira Truesdell, and born 
in Rush, Susquehanna Co., Pa., 12 April, 1851. 

John B. Horton is a farmer and merchant at Terrytown. 

VL Debbie Emily, daughter of Geo. F. Horton and Abigail Terry, 
born at Terrytown, 7 Nov., 1S43; niarried at Terrytown, 30 June, 
t868, by Rev. D. Craft, to William James Hillis, INL D., son of 
Richard Hillis and Margaret Nesbit, and born in Herrick, Bradford 
Co., Pa., in 1841. He commenced the practice of medicine at Barclay, 
Bradford Co., Pa., where he commenced housekeeping, but his wife's 
health failing, she returned to Terrytown, where she died from tuber- 
culosis; vide obituary. 

Vn. Nancy Terry, daughter of Geo F. Horton and Abigail Terry, 
born at Terrytown, 15 July, 1846; vide obituary: 

Hillis. — On Friday, March 26th, 1869, at the residence of her father, Dr. G. F. 
Horton, in Tenytown, Mrs. Deborah E., wife of Dr. Vv". J. Hillis, of Barclay. 
She was born Nov., 1844, born again Feb., 1866, and has passed from earth to 

The following lines were written by a lady in the West, on the death 
of Mrs. Hillis: 


She faded away in the early spring-time. 

Ere Nature put on her robe of green, 
And with a peaceful look in her clear blue eye?, 

She calmly passed to the land unseen. 

150 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

Oh, she has gone from us; so young and so fair, 
Wearing all the charms of youthful bloom. 

And around our hearts there comes a deep sadne?s, 
O'ershadowing us in midnight gloom, 

Earth's tenderest ties were twined around her. 
And fain would we have had her stay; 

But angels around the throne were beckoning 
As if to hasten her flight away. 

No fear of death could blanch her marble cheek, 
Nor dim the pure lustre of her eye; 

Through faith she looked above this fleeting world, 
Where joys immortal ne'er fade or die. 

Her face was radiant with heavenly glory 
As she murmured a parting prayer, 

And then we knew, by her saint-like beauty. 
That the seal of death was written there. 

We miss her, yes, we miss the cheerful sunshine 

That she cast on eveiy side, 
And we mourn the crushed and blighted hopes, 

Of a fond and loving bride. 

But there's a light to lure us homeward, 
In this sorrowing world of ours; 

And we'll strive to meet the dearly loved one 
Where forever bloom unfading flowers. 


E. I. P. S. 

Rochelle, 111., May, 1S69. 

HoRTON. — In Terrytown, Jan. 7, 1672, Miss Nancy T., daughter of Dr. G. F. and 
Abigail Horton, aged 25 years. 

Decided in her convictions, yet with charity for all, amiable in disposition and 
warm in her affections, she won a large circle of friends, who sympathize with her 
immediate relatives in this bereavement. She availed herself of every advantage 
afforded to store her mind with useful knowledge. Diligent as a pupil, she was 
successful as a teacher, exhibiting unflagging energy and patience in the school room, 
she surpassed most in securing the love and advancement of her pupils. She was sus- 
tained through a long and painful illness by an unfaltering trust in her covenant 
keeping Saviour, and with her feet firmly set on the Rock of Ages liy a living faith, 
fearlessly entered the dark valley, fearing no evil. 

She referred to the following stanzas, as expressing her own hopes when near the 
close of her earthly existence, and which are inserted for this as well as for their ex- 
quisite beauty : 





Eighth Generatioti. — Caleb I. 




One sweetly solemn thought 
Comes to me o'er and o'er — 

I'm nearer to my home to-day 
Than I have been before. 

Nearer my Father's house, 
Wheie the many mansions be, 

Nearer the great white throne, 
Nearer the crystal sea. 

Nearer the bound of life, 

Where we lay our burdens down, 
Nearer leaving the cross, 

Nearer gaining the crown ! 

But lying darkly between, 

Winding down through the night, 

Is the silent, unknown stream 
That leads at last to the light. 

Closer and closer my steps 
Come to the dread abysm ; 

Closer Death to my lips 
Presses the awful chrism. 

Oh ! if my mortal feet 

Have almost gained the brink ; 
If it be I am nearer home, 

Even to-day, than I think ; 

Father, perfect my trust. 
Let my spirit feel in death 

That her feet are firmly set 
On the rock of a living faith. 

[From the P,resbyterian.'\  
l:i Terrytuwn, Pa., on the yih inst.,^^?t$s ^ancy T. daughter of Dr. G. F. and 
Abigail Horton, aged twenty-five years. . Born of pious parents, from infancy she 
enjoyed the advantages of religious culture. In early; life she made profession of 
faith in Christ, and ever after adorned that profession with a consecrated life and 
godly deportment. She was among the first to unite with the then recently organized 
'Presbyterian church at Terrytown, which she loved with the ardor of a sanctified 
affection. Possessed of unusual decision of character and strong convictions of the 
truth of her opinions, she nevertheless exercised a broad charity for those whom she 
thought conscientiously differed from her. Her amiability, intelligence, purity, and 
warm affection won her a large circle of friends, over whom she had great influence. 
Her end was peace, and in full assurance of a blessed immortality. One incident, 
among many others, may be given as illustrating the ground of her confidence. 
Shortly before her death, clasping her arms around her brother's neck, she whispered : 

" Nothing in my hand I bring. 
Simply to the cross I cling." 

This simple clinging to the cross was her support through the long months of 
wasting sickness, the secret of her patience in suffering, and the staff of her strength 
through the valley of the shadow of death. Com. 

VIII. ]\Iary Eliza, daughter of Geo. F. Horton and Abigail Terry, 
born at Terrytown, 2-, April, 1850^ married at Terrytown, i Oct., 
1873, by Rev. D. Craft, to William Ross Sutton, son of Oliver C. 
Sutton and Harriet Maria R053, and grandson of Robert Blaine Sutton 
and Juliette Bradley, and born in Lyons, 27 Xov., 1850, He is a 

152 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

farmer, and also engaged in the manufacture and sale of an improved 
forcing pump. They reside in Lyons, N. Y. 

I. James Galloway, son of Samuel Todd Horton and Mary Gallo- 
way {Joseph Lee. Is7'ael, Jonatha?i, Jonathan, Caleb I.), born at Pal- 
myra, N. Y., 23 Feb., 1813; married 26 Jan., 1832, by the Rev. Mr. 
Allen, to Hannah Maria Horton, daughter of Benjamin Horton and 
Hannah Vance, and born at Belvale, Orange Co., N. Y., 7 May, 181 1. 
She died at Atlas, Mich., 19 xA.pril, 1847, leaving four children, all 
born in Atlas, viz.: 

I. Samuel TownsenJ, born 25 Nov., 1835, the first white male child ever born in 
Atlas. 2. Milton Augustus, born 27 Oct., 183S. 3. William Henry, born i April, 
1842; he was a Union soldier, served three years, and was honorably discharged ; 
died in Flint, Mich., 10 June, 1867. 4. Maria Eloise, born 29 Oct., 1844; died 29 
August, 1845. 

Married 2. in Atlas, 16 July, 1848, to Adaline Susan Dorr 
Baldwin, daughter of Dr. Cyrus Baldwin, of Berkshire, Mass., and 
Susan Dorr, of Boston.; Susan  Dorr was a daughter of Joseph Dorr, 
made historic from the fact that he was a prominent man of the party 
who threw the tea overboard in Boston Harbor. Dr. Baldwin was the 
founder of the village of Bald>vins'ville, "N. Y. J. G. Horton, in a letter 
of August 26, 1874, says: *'We moved from Palmyra to Michigan when 
it was yet a territory. We were three miles from any white settlers, 
but we had plenty of Indians. Where the city of Flint now stands, it 
was then all a dense wilderness, and when the town of Atlas was 
organized, forty years ago, we had seventeen votes all told. The 
county of Genesee has now twelve flourishing villages besides the city 
of Flint, which has a population of about eleven thousand." 

By his 2. wife he has one daughter, Mary Susan, born in Atlas, 22 
May, 185 1. They moved from Atlas to Flint in 1859, where they now 
reside. He is a farmer and surveyor. 

HI. Ira Joseph, son of Samuel Todd Horton and Mary Galloway, 
born I April, 1815, in Palmyra, N. Y.; married in Palmyra, 21 April, 
1836, by Rev. H. V. Jones (Baptist) to Ruth Howard Speak, daughter 
of Lemuel S})ear and Sarah Rogers, and born in Mendon, N. Y., 
23 June, 18 15. 

Children, all born in Atlas, Genesee Co., Mich.: 

I. Newman Norris, born 29 July, 1S38. 2. Carlton Ira, born 3 Sept., 1S41 ; mar- 
ried Marietta Frost. 3. Mary Ann, born 7 Nov., 1844; died Dec. 9, 1S63. 4. 

Mirvin T'.i'in?. born ;o Nov.. i^jS 5. Charlie Albert, born 13 Auf^usJ, 1857. 




Eighth Generatiofi. — Caleb I. loo 


Leiiiuel Sptar was born in Conn., died in Macedon, N. Y. Sarah 
Rogers was born in Vermont, died in Palmyra, N. Y. 

Cynthia E., daughter of Samuel Todd Horton and Mary Galloway, 
born in Palmyra, N. Y., 27 Feb., 1818; married in Palmyra, 12 Jan., 
1837, to Abram Norris, born in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 28 
April, 1809. He died. 

Children : They have had six children, — one son and five daugh- 
ters. Three daughters are dead. The son a-nd two daughters living. 
Names and dates not given. Mrs. Norris resides in Buffalo, N. Y. 
A more full account was promised, but it has never been received. 

I. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Milton Horton and Lydia Bennett 
{Benjamin, Israel, Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb /.), born at Belvale, 
N. Y., 10 Aug., 1822; married about 1842, to Nelson Brown; died 
24 March, 1864. 

Children : 

I. Milton. 2. Edith. 3. Jessie. 

II. Benjamin, son of Milton Horton and Lydia Bennett, born at 
Belvale. N. Y. , 19 Dec, 1823: married i Sept., 1852, in Cincinnati, 
Ohio, by the Rev. J. W. Weakly, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
to Carrie Hart, daughter of William and Mary C. Hart, and born in 
Cincinnati, 6 Feb., 1833. 

Children : 

I. William Milton, born in Cincinnati, 26 Jan., 1S54. 2. Carrie Ben, born in 
Cincinnati, ii April, 1856. 3. Cornelius Comegzes, born in Cincinnati, 18 March, 
185S; died in Feb., 1870. 4. Mary Kate, born in St. Louis, Mo., I May, i860. 
5. Benjamin Fi>k, born in St. Louis, Mo., 25 Jan., 1862. 6. Augustus George, born 
in St. Louis, Mo., 21 Dec, 1865; died in Nov., 1866. 7. Monroe, born in St. 
Louis, Mo., 5 Oct., 1S69. 

Benjamin Horton went to Cincinnati in early life, and remained 
there imtil 1S59, when he moved to St. Louis, where he now resides. 
He is principal of the firm of " B. Horton & Co., Importers and Job- 
bers of Tin Plate, Metals, &c.," of St. Louis. He is a prominent and 
much respected citizen, and highly esteemed by all who know him. 
He and his wife are both active and worthy members of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, with which they have been connected for twenty- 
six years. 

in. TowNSEND Nicholas, son of Milton Horton and Lvdia Bennett. 

154 Eighth Genet atio7i. — Caleb I. 

born at Belvale, 8 March, 1826. In 1835 he moved with his father to 
Milan, Ohio, remained there until 1855, when he went to La Crosse, 
and was one of the early founders of the city, assisting the early set- 
tlers in surveying and laying it out. He shared the confidence of the 
community, was elected a member of the Legislature, and gave promise 
of future usefulness as a statesman. He met with success as a merchant 
at West Salem. On his way to New York for goods he was killed, at 
the dreadful disaster on the Erie Railway, at Carr's Rock, fourteen 
miles west of Port Jervis, which occurred on the 13 April, 1868. He 
lived forty-eight hours after the accident. His sudden and shocking 
death cast a deep gloom over all the village where he lived. He was 
buried in West Salem. 

IV. Eunice Lucada, daughter of Milton Horton and Lydia Bennett, 
born at Belvale, 27 Dec, 1827; married in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Caleb 

Children : 

I. Kate. 2. Lydia. 3. Susie. 4. Jesse. 5. Lucella. 6. Carrie. 

V. Hannah, daughter of Milton Horton and Lydia Bennett, born 
at Belvale, 19 Aug., 1829; married at Milan, Ohio, by Rev. Mr. Bar- 
ret, to Caleb Oakes. 

Children : 

I. Lydia. 2. Emma. 3. Milton. 4. Burton. 5. Benjamin. 

VI. Sarah Delia, daughter of Milton Horton and Lydia Bennett, 
born at Belvale, 3 June, 1831; married at Milan, by Rev. Alfred 
Wheeler, to A. G. Smith; died 15 July, 1S59. She was a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and greatly beloved by her Christian 
friends. She had one child — Dudley; he also died. 

VII. Josephine Deborah, daughter of Milton Horton and Lydia 
Bennett, born at Belvale, 17 July, 1S34. She is an accomplished 
maiden lady, and a successful teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a 
lady of marked piety and much beloved. 

VIII. E.MMA Alma, datighter of Milton Horton and Lydia Bennett, 
born in Milan, Ohio, 4 Sept., 1836; married at West Salem, by Rev. 
Mr. Clark, to William Upton, about 1S66. One child — Lucius. 

II. Capt. Benjamin Jason, son of Nicholas Townsend Horton and 

Eio-hth Generation. — Caleb I. 155 


Sarah Van Orden (^Benjamin, Israel, Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb /.), 
born in New York City, 13 Feb., 1831; moved with his father to 
Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1S32, and here he grew up to manhood, and was 
married on the 18 April, 1858, by the Rev. Chauncey Giles, to Vir- 
ginia Yeatman, daughter of Walker M. Yeatman and Eva Amnion, 
and born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 Feb., 1835. Eva Ammon is a sister 
of Gen. Jacob Ammon, formerly of the U. S. Regular Army, and also 
of Commodore Daniel Ammon, of the U. S. Navy. 
Children : 

I. Eva, born at Glendale, Ohio, 16 Nov., 1 861. 2. Alice Yeatman, born in Glcn- 
dale, Ohio, 12 Dec, 1863. 3. Richard Scott, born in Glendale, Ohio, 21 Feb., 1S66. 
4. Thomas Yeatman, born in Cincinnati, 7 March, 1S6S. 5. Benjamin Yeatman, 
born in Lawrence, Kansas, 8 Sept., 1S72. 

Capt. B. J. Horton graduated at Yale College, in 1852; read law 
with the Hon. Timothy Walker, of Cincinnati, closing up with a six 
months' term at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass. He was 
admitted to the bar in 1854. At the breaking out of the great Rebel- 
lion he volunteered in the service of his country, and entered the army 
as ist Lieutenant of Co. "L" 24th Ohio Vol. Inf., and was placed on 
the staff of Col. Nelson; and after Gen. Nelson's death, he was on the 
staff of ALaj. Gen. Gilbert. He was in the action at the taking of 
Nashville ; at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, also at the taking of 
Corinth, and went as far as Athens, Alabama; then came to Ken- 
tucky with Gen. Nelson, and was at the battle of Richmond, Ken- 
tucky, and at the battle of Perryville, on the staff of Gen. Gilbert, 
and subsequently in command of Co. "I," 24th Ohio Vol. Inf., at 
Stone River, where he lost his left leg, and received several other 
wounds. He was honorably discharged from the service in August, 
1863. He is now engaged in the practice of law at Lawrence, 

VIII. The Hon. Dexter Horton, son of Henry W. Horton and 
Adah ]QX\\\mgs i^y^oseph, Israel, Israel, J^onathan, y^o?iatha?i, Caleb I^^ 
born at Groveland, 24 June, 1836; married 25 April, 1861, by O. H. 
P. Green, Esq., to Lavinia Loseel. 

Children, all born at Fenton, Mich., except Mary A., born at 

I. Glen L., born 21 June, 1S63. 2. Mary A., bom i Sept., 1864. 3. Maybell, 
born 5 June, 1S66. 4. Byron D., born 28 Sept., 1S71. 5. Elmira, born 12 June, 

]\Iaj. D. Horton is an extensive dealer in flour, grain and wool. 

156 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 


and also in farming implements. He was Postmaster at Fenton, in 
1861, which office he resigned in 1863, to accept an appointment 
from President Lincoln as Captain and Commissary of Subsistence 
in the United States Volunteers^ and remained with the armies of 
Tennessee and Georgia until they were disbanded. While in the 
army he was promoted to the rank of Major by President Lincoln, 
for meritorious services. In 1869 he was a member of the -Legis- 
lature of Michigan. 

L John Waller, son of Miller Horton and Elizabeth Waller 
{^yohn, yonatha7i, J^onathan, J^onathan, Caleb /.), born at South 
Wilkesbarre, 22 Nov., 1814; married in Kingston, 9 Jan., 1844, by 
Rev. L. S. Bennet, to Sarah Gates, daughter of Nathaniel Gates 
and Ruth Richards, and born in Kingston, Pa. He was formerly a 
contractor, but is now (1873) Ticket Agent of the L. V. R. R., 
at South Wilkesbarre Depot. 


I. Emily Conhmcl, horn in Soulh Wilkesbarre, 21 Jan., 1S45. 2. Harriet Waller, 
born in Soulh Wilkesbarre, 5 Aug., 1S46. 3. Ruth Burritt, born in South Wilkes- 
barre, II March, 1S48; died 28 Feb., 1857. 4. James Gallup, born in Tamaqua, 
31 July, 1S49. 5- I^avid Richards, born in South Wilkesbarre, 3 July, 1851 ; died 
21 Sept., 1S52. 6. Sarah Elizabeth, born in South Wilkesbarre, 6 Feb., 1854. 
7. John Carlysle, born in Soulh Wilkesbarre, 5 Sept., 1S55. 8. Harry Miller, born 
in South Wilkesbarre, lO Dec, 1S57. 

n. Elizabeth, daughter of Miller Horton and Elizabeth Waller, 
born in South Wilkesbarre, 14 Oct., 181 6; married about 1835, to 
P. M. C. Gilchrist. He kept the Phenix Hotel, in Wilkesbarre 
for many years; died a few years ago. She remains his widow, and 
now keeps a boarding house in Philadelphia. 

Children, all born in Wilkesbarre : 

I. Miller Horton Gilchrist, born about 1S37 ; keeps a livery stable in Philadel- 
phia. They had several daughters, but I have not succeeded in getting their 

HL Mary, daughter of Miller Horton and Elizabeth Waller, born 
in South Wilkesbarre, 23 Oct., 1818 ; married William L. Cook, 
son of William Cook and Martha Lemon. They reside in Wash- 
ington, D. C. He is a clerk in the U. S. Pension Office. 

IV. Nathan Miller, son of Miller Horton and Elizabeth Waller, 
born at Wilkesbarre. Pa., 5 Jan., 1821; married in Wilkesbarre, in 

Eighth Genemiio?i. — Caleb I. 15. 

1840, by the Rev. John Darrom, to Susan Richards, daughter of 
David Richards and Mary Primer, and born in Wilkesbarre, 15 Feb., 
1824. He is a contractor on public works, resides at South Wilkes- 

Children, all born in Wilkesbarre : 

I. Nathan Waller, born i Dec. 1841 ; married Lizzie Cook, daughter of William 
Cook and Mary Horton. 2. Mary Pruner, born 20 Feb., 1844; married Lyndon 
Ryan. 3. Elizabeth Waller, bom 20 Feb., 1844. (Twins.) 4. William Richards, 
born 6 Jan., 1845 ; married Junietta Salsbury; died 5 Nov., 1870. One child — 
Orlando, 3 years old. 

I. Zephaniah, son of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young 
{Zephatiiah, Esq., Capt. Nathan, Caleb, Barfiabas, Caleb /.), born 
20 Feb., 18 1 8; married 31 Oct., 1841, Charlotte T. Mast, born in 
Ashe Co., 25 Nov., 1820; died 13 Feb., 1872. Mr. Horton was for 
several years. Col. commander of the 84th Reg., N. C. Militia. 

Children, all born in Yancey Co., N. C: 

I. John P., born 28 Sept., 1842 ; died 18 Aug., 1856. 2. David M., born 18 Dec, 
1844. 3- Elizabeth L, born 4 March, 1847. 4- Benjamin T., born 14 March, 1S49. 
5. William F., born 8 July, 1852. 6. >Laria E., born 2 May, 1854. 7. James E., 
born 29 Oct., 1856. 8. Nicholas, born 19 May, 1859. 

II. Martha E., daughter of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young, 
born 16 Sept., 18 19; married 16 Aug., 1834, Marcus L. Pexland of 
Buncombe Co., N. C, 6 Feb., 181 3. 

Children, all born in Yancey Co., except Charles M., born in 
Buncombe Co.: 

I. Milton F., born 19 Aug., 1840. 2. Noble Z., born 25 ^Larch, 1842. 3. Charles 
M., born 29 April, 1S45. 4. Mary A. E., born 8 March, 1847. 5- Phebe I., born 
28 Feb., 1S49. 6. Catherine M., born 5 May, 1851 ; died 25 Jan., 1851. 7. Nathan 
L., born 11 Dec., 1S53. 8. William L., born 18 Jan., 1S56. 9. Clarissa E., born 4 
April, 1858. 10. Angelina, bom 15 May, 1861. 

III. Malcolm, son of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young, born 
9 Feb., 1822; married Clarissa A. Westall, of Yancey, and born in 
Buncombe, 26 July, 1S32. He died 4 Nov., 1870. 

Children, all born in Yancey : 

I. Noble W^,born 10 April, 1851, 2. Edwin, bom 10 June, 1853. 3, Mary M., 
bom 12 Dec, 1S54. 4. Margaret V., born 6 July, 1856. 5. William M., bom 8 
Oct., 185S. 6. Eliza M., born 12 Aug., i860. 7. Julia A. born 28 March, 1862. 
8. Lillian, born 17 Aug., 1S64. 9. Ariadne, born 7 April, 1866. 10. Lorenzo P., 
born 8 Aug., 1868. 1 1. Dudley L. born 2 June. 1 870. 

158 Eidith Generation. — Caleb I. 


IV. LocKY, daughter of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young, born 
27 Dec, 1823; married 29 Sept., 1846, William E. Piercv, Esq.. of 
Yancey, formerly high. sheriff of that County, and born in Buncombe 
Co., 2 Sept., 1820. 

Children, all born in Yancey : 

I. Robert H., born 2 Sept., 1S47. 2. Sarah, born 18 Sept., 1849. 3- EphraimB., 
born 9 Nov., 1852. 4, John W., born 22 April, 1S55. 5. William H., born 4 Jan., 
1858. 6. Mary I., born 7 Nov., 1859. 7. Myra W., born 28 Dec, 1861, 8. Adol- 
phus E., born i April, 1864. 9. Julia A., born 15 Nov. "1866. 

V. Joshua, son of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young, born 21 
Oct., 1825; married 20 April 1856, Sarah C. Deyton, of Yancey, and 
born 12 June, 1833. 

Children, all born in Yancey: • 

I. John W., horn 15 Sept., 1857. 2. Jesse, born 26 Sept., 1859. 3. Nathan W., 
born 29 Sept., 1861. 4. Zephaniah L., born 4 Aug., 1865. 

VI. Jesse, son of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young, born 11 
Nov., 1828; married 29 Oct., 1865, Harriet E. McCourry, of 
Yancey, and born 19 Aug., 1839. 

Children, all born in Yancey: 

I. Sarah E., born in- Sept., 1866. 2. Isaac H., Ijorn 12 Nov., 1869; died 22 
Sept., 1872. 3. Eliza L., born 2 Dec., 187 1. 

VII. Nathan Young, son of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young, 
born 21 March, 1S31 ; married about 1855, Louisa E. Stuart, of 
Yancey, and born 11 June, 1840. He died 4 July, 1864. 

Children, all born in Yancey: 

I. Martha I., b-^rn 3 April, 1S56. 2. Theresa, born 31 Jan., 1859. 3. Edmonia 
L., born 4 Jan., 1862. 

VIII. Naomi A., daughter of Col. Nathan Horton and Mary Young, 
born 10 Dec, 1832; married 1 Sept., 1849, Samuel I. Westall, of 
Yancey, and born in Buncombe, 26 April, 1828. 

Children, all born in Yancey: 

I. Mary M., horn 5 Oct., 1S50. 2. Sophronia I., born 12 Aug., 1853. 3. Martha 
E., born 8 June, 1S55; died 20 Aug., 1856. 4. Noble A., born 5 May, 1S57. 5. 
Locky I., born 29 July, 1859. 6. Adam P., born 13 Aug., 1S62; died 22 June, 
1863. 7. Edwin McB., born 4 May, 1S64. 8. Louellen, born 29 Jan., 1867. 9. 
Lucy H., born 13 Jan., 1S71. 





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I. Harvey Addison, M. D., son of Dr. Harvev Horton and Marv 
Bennet iBartiabas, Silas, Baf?iabas, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born at 
Greenville, Orange Co., N. Y., 12 March, 1832; married in Middle- 
town, N. Y., in March, 1859, to Fanny Caroline Beebe, daughter 
of Elder Gilbert Beebe, the distinguished and able editor of the 
"Signs of the Tifnes,'' and sister of the Hon. George M. Beebe, member 
of Congress from Orange Co., N. Y., and born in Middletown, X. Y., 
exact date not given. Dr. Horton graduated in Albany Medical Col- 
lege, Class of 1856. He established an office and commenced the 
practice of medicine at Middletown, X. Y., and was very successful. 
After his marriage he removed to Kansas, and settled at Atchison. 
On his way returning home from a journey East he was instantly 
killed, 3 Sept., 1861, by the fall of a bridge with a train of cars upon 
it, one of which he was in, which spanned the Little Platte River, nine 
miles east of St. Joseph, Missouri. The bridge had been partly burned 
by the rebels, but left standing ready to fall when the cars came upon 
it, for the purpose of killing Union soldiers. Thirteen persons were 
killed, and over eighty badly injured by this barbarous outrage. The 
Doctor's corpse was taken to Middletown, and buried in the Hill Cem- 
etery by the side of his father, and mother, and sisters. 

They had one child, Mary Evelyn, born 3 Aug., 1861. After the 
death of her husband, the Doctor's wife returned to Orange Co., where 
the little child died, 21 Oct., 1861, and was buried by the side of its 
dead father. 

Dr. Horton was a man of superior mental capacity, possessed high 
literary talent, was deeply learned in his profession, and doubtless, 
had he lived, would have attained to great eminence in the science of 

HI. Hon. Albert Howell, son of Dr. Harvey A. Horton and 
Mar\ Bennet, born near Brookfield, in the town of Minnisink, Orange 
Co., X". Y., 13 March, 1837; married in Middletown, N. Y., by the 
Rev. Mr. Harris, 26 May, 1864, to Anna Amelia Robertson, daugh- 
ter of William Wells Robertson and Adaline Sayer, and born in 
Centerville, Minnisink Township, 2 July, 1840. 

Children : 

I. Ccirrie Robertson, born in Middletown, X. Y., 22 April, 1S65. 2. Mary Ben- 
net, bom in Atchison, Kansas, 12 July, 1868. 3. Rosa Sayer, born in Atchison, 
Kansas, 2 June, 1871. 4. Albert Howell, born in Atchison, Kansas, i April, 1S74. 

Albert H. Horton attended the public school at West Town, X'. Y., 

160 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 


until 13 years of age, and then attended the " /'armer' s Ha// Academy,'^ 
at Goshen, Orange Co., New York, and was there prepared for college. 
He entered the ''University of Michigan," as a freshman, and re- 
mained there two years, but was compelled to leave college on account of 
inability to study, owing to some trouble with his eyes. In 1857, he 
entered the law office of Hon. Joseph W. Gott, at Goshen, New York, 
as a law student, and remained there until December i8th, 1858, when 
he was admitted as a counsellor and attorney at-law, at a general term 
of the N. Y. Supreme Court, held in Brooklyn, New York. In 1859^ 
he went West, with his brother, and the Hon. George M. Beebe, now 
member of Congress from New York State, to engage in the practice 
of the law. He formed a partnership in the law business with Mr. 
Beebe, under the firm name of Beebe & Horton, at Macon, Moscow, 
Mo., in 1859, ^^^^ ^^0^^ parties soon became tired of Missouri, and re- 
moved to Kansas. Mr. Beebe soon became Secretary of the Territory 
of Kansas, and their acting Governor. Mr. Horton selected Atchison, 
Atchison Co., Kansas, as his adopted home, and has resided there 
ever since. In i860, he was appointed City Attorney of Atchison, by 
the Mayor, the Hon. Geo. H. Fairchild. In the Spring of i86t, he 
was elected City Attorney of the same city, on the Union ticket. In 
September of 1864, he was appointed District Judge of the 2d Judicial 
District, of Kansas, by the Governor, Hon. Chas. H. Robinson. He 
was elected and re-elected to the same office, and then resigned in 
1865, to continue the practice of his profession. On his entering 
practice, he was again elected City Attorney of Atchison, and held the 
position one year. In 1868, he was elected as one of the State Elec- 
tors on the Republican State ticket in Kansas, and was selected the 
messenger to take the vote of Kansas to Washington, to be deposited 
with the Vice-President for Grant and Colfax. From i86t to 1864, in 
addition to attending to the duties of Judge of the District Court, he 
edited, with Hon. John J. Ingalls, the weekly '' C/iam/>ion,'' — a news- 
paper printed and published at Atchison. Mr. Ingalls is now the U. 
S. Senator from Kansas. In May, 1869, Mr. Horton was appointed, 
by President Grant, U. S. District Attorney of Kansas, and he held 
this office till July i8th, 1873, ^"^ ^^^^^^ resigned the position. Upon 
the resignation of Judge Delabay, U. S. Judge of Kansas, in 1S74, 
Mr. Horton's name was mentioned very prominently in connection 
with the vacant Judgeship, and at a State Bar meeting, called to re- 
commend names for the position, Mr. Horton was presented by the 
majority of the lawyers present for the place. Owing to some difference 
of opinion among the the Kansas delegation in Congress, however, 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 161 

Hon. C. G. Foster, of Atchison, was appointed in his stead. Mr. 
Horton still continues the practice of his profession at Atchison, and 
is the local attorney of the Chicago and Rock Island R. R. Co., and 
the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe R. R. Co., at that place. In March, 
1873, ^^^- Horton was associated with the Hon. Caleb Cushing, of Mas- 
sachusetts, in the defence of Senator S. C. Pomeroy, before the U. S. Sen- 
ate Investigating Committee, charged to inquire into certain pretended 
charges of bribery, connected with the Senatorial election in Kansas, 
in January, 1873. After a lengthy examination. Senator Pomeroy was 
acquitted by a majority of the Senatorial Committee. Afterwards the 
charges against Mr. Pomeroy were dismissed in Kansas, and the case 
against him never came to trial. In the Fall of 1873, ^^r- Horton was 
elected by upwards of 500 majority to the Legislature of Kansas, and 
took a prominent part in the impeachment of Hon. Josiah E. Hayes, 
State Treasurer of Kansas. Mr. Horton was chairman of the com- 
mittee which reported and carried the impeachment through the House, 
in February, 1874, and was then appointed Chairman of the Board 
of Managers to prosecute the impeached Treasurer before the State 
Senate. The State Treasurer then resigned, and the impeachment 
ended. In politics Mr. Horton is a Republican, but belongs to the 
Conservative side of the party. 

The celebrated York-Pomeroy Bribery Case was brought to a final 
termination on the eleventh of March, 1875, ^^"'^ ^^^ $7>ooo historic 
package was turned over to Mr. Pomeroy's counsel, the Hon. A. H. 
Horton. Great credit is due Judge Horton for his untiring efforts in 
having such an unjust and malicious prosecution brought to a close. 

IV. Anna Eliza, daughter of Parmenas H. Horton and ^KHcent 
Howell {^Barnabas, Silas, Barnabas, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in 
Middletown, N. Y., 15 Jan., 1830; married in Middletown, 23 
March, 1S59, by the Rev. Daniel F. Wood, to John Wheeler Gard- 
ner, son of John Gardner and Elizabeth Wheeler, and born in War- 
wick, N. Y., 7 Feb., 1827. 

Children, born in Middletown : 

V Charles Horton Gardner, born II Feb., i860. 2. John Wheeler Gardner, Jr., 
born 27 Jan., 1866. 

They reside in Middletown, N. Y., and rank among the first fami- 
lies of that village. Mrs. Gardner says: '' Milicent Howell was the 
name of both my paternal and maternal grandmothers, and yet they 

162 Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

were not at all related as we know of; we have often spoken of it as 
quite a singular coincidence." 

Mrs. Gardner was the first to propose a general gathering and 
SOCIAL UNION and re-union of the Horton family of our country, 
which is to take place in Philadelphia in Jwiy-) 1876. 


VII. Alson Warren, son of Benjamin Horton and Almira Os- 
born (^Barnabas, Barnabas, Barnabas, Bar?iabas, Caleb /.), born in 
Onondaga, N. Y., 28 May, 1829; married in DeWitt, N. Y., 10 
Feb., 1852, by Elder R. R. Raymond, to Electa Louisa Ainslee, 
daughter of William Ainslee and Nancy Pinney. He is now living in 
DeWitt, Onondaga Co., N. Y.; is a farmer. 

Children, probably all born in DeWitt: 

I. Charles Albert, born 2 Nov., 1853. 2. Philip Brewster, born 6 Jan., 1857. 
3. William Benjamin, born 5 Oct., 1859. 4. Henry Broadhead, born 28 Nov., 1861. 
5. Gardner Stanton, born 28 Jan., 1867. 6. Helen Elizabeth, born 15 July, 1871. 

I. Thomas White, son of Henry Horton and Elizabeth White 
{Natha7i, Richard, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb /.), born at Broadtop, Pa., 
12 June, 1 81 3; married i. Barbara Barnette; she died, and he mar- 
ried 2. the widow, Elizabeth Wood. Reside at Wells' Tannery, 
Fulton Co., Pa. He died in 1875. 

II. Nathan White, son of Henry Horton and Elizabeth White, 
born at Broadtop, Pa., 3 May, 1815; married i. about 1835, to Ro- 
sanna Miller; she died about 1S60, and he married 2. the widow 
Susanna Ready. They reside at Spearsville, Fulton Co., Pa. 

Children, by ist wife : 

I. Samuel Miller, born 5 May, 1836; married Sarah Dunnica. 2. Joseph Miller, 
born 22 April, 1 840; married Bell M. Lee. 3. Maria, born in 1842; married Dr. 
Wishart, of Fulton, Pa. 4. Catherine, born in 1844; married Harry Markley, of 
Fulton Co., Pa. 5. Edwin A., born at Johnstown, Pa., 1846; unmarried ; resides at 
Bedford Springs. 6. Laura, born at Johnstown, Pa., 1849; married William Spear 
Dickson, and reside in Fulton Co., Pa. 

III. Hon. William, son of Henry Horton and Elizabeth Whitfe, 
born at Broadtop, Pa., 4 July, 181 7; married at Broadtop, 15 March, 
1837, by Rev. Zophar D. Pasco, to Anna Cerathers, daughter of 
Andrew Cerathers and Ellen Cerathers. 

Children, born at Wells' Tannery, Fulton Co., Pa.: 

1. Milton Murat, born 6 Nov., 1S38. 2. Jonathan, born 5 April, 1840; died in the 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 163 

army in 1864. 3. Zophar Pasco, born 12 April, 1842. 4. Reuben, born 2 Sept., 
1843; died in the army in 1864. 5. Nancy, born 22 March, 1845. 6- Calvin, born 
25 July, 1846; died young. 7. Alfred, born 16 March, 1 848. 8. Ruth, born i Feb., 
1850. 9. Mary, born 12 Aug., 1S51. 10. Elizabeth, born iSMay, 1855. ii. James 
B., born 4 Feb., 1857. 

The Hon. William Horton resides at Wells' Tannery, Pa. He is a 
farmer, intelligent and self educated, and a few years ago was a mem- 
ber of the Pennsylvania Legislature. He is one of the leading men of 
the county, and he has kindly given his assistance in looking up the 
Hortons of West Chester, Pa. He remarks in one of his letters, 
''The Patriarchs, Nathan and Samuel Horton, who settled in Bedford 
Co., Pa., seemed to live in a quiet, Quaker-like way, as they left no 
records save a few deeds and other legal papers, which we found on the 
county records. They were both practical blacksmiths, and that trade 
has been adopted by a great many of both families, and many of their 
descendants are at this time the best mechanics of the country. I have 
myself a set of blacksmith tools, brought from Philadelphia by my 
grandfather when he moved out, and the bellows bears the brand ' D. 
C. Dawson, Philadelphia, 1774,' and I do not keep them as an heir- 
loom, for they are in active use almost every day." 

I. James C, son of Gen. William Horton and Milley Dula (iViz/^^?//, 
Nathan, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born on New River, Ashe Co., 
N. C, 9 March, 181 7; married Sarah Dickson, daughter of Col. Dick- 
son, of Caldwell Co., N. C. He is a first class farmer, resides on the 
Yadkin River one mile below Elkville. He was a volunteer in the 
Cherokee war, and had command of a company at the age of 19. He 
was county surveyor for many years. 

Children, all born near Elkville: 

I. William, died young. 2 and 3, Amelia and Margaret, twins. 2. Amelia, mar- 
ried Arthur Duvall Cowles, son of Calvin J. Cowles and Martha Duvall. He is a 
merchant at Gap Creek, Ashe Co., N. C. They have James, Calvin and Martha 
Horton. 3. Margaret is not married. 4. Dickson, a merchant, in company with his 
brother-in-law A. D. Cowles. 

n. William Leander, son of Gen. William Horton and Milley 
Dula, married Frances Corpening. They have : 

I. Eliza, married John Wagoner, resides in Oregon. 2. Millard, also in Oregon. 
3. William. 4. Corpening. 5. Rufus. 

William Leander was also a volunteer in the Cherokee war at the age 
of 16, and was a Lieut, in his brother's company. 

164 Eighth Genei ation. — Caleb I. 

III. Eliza, daughter of Gen. William Horton and Milley Dula, 
married Jackson Corpening of Burke Co., N. C. He is dead. He 
was a prominent man and much respected — left several children. One 
of his daughters married Col. Burgers S. Gaithers, a lawyer and 
politican, and one of the foremost men in the State. 

IV. Theodocia Elvira, daughter of Gen. William Horton and 
Milley Dula, born at Yadkin River, in Wilkes Co., N. C, 22 Aug., 
1825J married at the residence of her father, 23 Jan., 1845, by the 
Rev. Smith Ferguson, a Baptist minister, to Geo. Haga Hamilton, 
born at Salem, N. C, 5 Jan., 1814. He is a first class farmer; 
resides near Jefferson, Ashe Co.^ N. C. 

Children, all born at Jefferson : 

I. William, born 8 Dec, 1845; niarried 2 Dec, 1869, to Martha Virginia Per- 
kins. 2. Mary Jane, born 29 March, 1847 5 married 19 March, 1866, to Dr. Levi C. 
Gentrey. 3. Rufus Alexander, born 8 Oct., 1850; unmarried. 

V. Rebecca, daughter of Gen. William Horton and Milley Dula, 
married David E. Bower. They have several children — we only 
have names of two, as follows: 

I. William Horton Bower, is a lawyer. 2. John Bower, is a clerk in a store at 

VI. Nathan, son of Gen. William Horton and Milley Dula. He 
is a farmer; resides at Beaver Creek, Wilkes Co., N. C; unmarried. 

VII. Phineas, son of 'Gen. William Horton and Milley Dula. He 
is a farmer and merchant; resides at Elkville. He was a member of 
the House of Representatives of North Carolina in i860-' 63-' 65 and 
'67, and in 1S72 he was elected Senator. 

IX. Lemira Louisa, daughter of Gen. William Horton and Milley 
Dula, born at Yadkin River, N. C; married at Elkville, Wilkes Co., 
N. C, 13 April, 1853, by the Rev. Smith Ferguson, to Wiley Per- 
kins Thomas, son of Stephen Thomas and Rebecca Perkins, and born 
at Heltore, Ashe Co., N. C, 20 April, 1823. Mr. Thomas resides at 
Jefferson, Ashe Co. He is a well-to-do farmer, also a merchant and 
stock dealer. 

Children, born at Jefferson: 

I. Alexander Hamilton, born 20 April, 1S54. 2. John D., born 2 July, 1861. 
3. Elizai)eth Elvira, born 26 April, 1866. 4. Lamira Caroline, bom 26 March, 1871. 

Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 165 

X. Alexander Hamilton, son of Gen William Horton and Mil- 
ley Dula, born at Yadkin River; married Mary Jane Vogler, of Sa- 
lem, N. C. They reside at Elkville. He is a merchant, in company 
with his brother, Phineas Horton; he is also Clerk of the Superior 
Court of Wilkes County. 

XL RuFUS Dula, son of Gen. William Horton and Tslilley Dula, 
born at Yadkin River. He resides at Elkville, at the old homestead 
of his father, and his sister Sarah lives with him. He is not married. 

I. Hon, William, son of Phineas Horton and Rebecca Councill 
{Nathan^ Nathan, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born on New River, 
9 March, 1828; married at the residence of his wife's father, near 
Boone, N. C, i860, to Nancy Rebecca Blair, only daughter of 

Henry Blair and Mary , and born in Caldwell Co., N. C, 26 

Aug., 1835, — the Rev. Joseph Harrison, a c/^^ preacher, officiating. 

Children, all born at New River: 

I. James Crittenden, bcrn 20 Jan., 1861. 2. Jonathan Blair, born 12 Dec, 1862. 

3. Julia Rebecca, born 12 Nov., 1864. 4. William Phineas, born 14 Feb., 1867. 

5. Mary Emma, born 23 Feb., 1869. 6. Addie Elizabeth, born i May, 1S71. 
7. Henry Walter, born 5 July, 1873. 

William Horton, at the early age of 18 years, was elected Lieutenant 
in the militia, and afterwards from one position to another, until he 
held the office of Colonel, in 1862, and during the war. He also held 
the office of County Surveyor, from 1849 ^^ 1862, when he was elected 
to the State Legislature, and re-elected in 1864, and again in 1866. 
Notwithstanding his official stations, he still claims the honor of being 
a farmer, and makes his home with his honored father, making the old 
gentleman's closing years as pleasant as possible. 

''Many of the Horton Family of North Carolina have lived to old 
age. They are generally regarded as a clever, honest, liberal, and 
charitable people. They possess good social qualities, and are gener- 
ally very popular, and these characteristics, capability being added, 
account for so many of them holding public positions. Many of them 
are public professors of Christianity, and belong to the Baptist and 
Methodist denominations. 

'' In politics they were formerly Whigs, — were all faithful to, though 
not fully approving, the cause of the late Southern Confederacy. They 
are now all conservative, and acting with the Democratic party. 
Though generally intelligent, educated, and talkative, there has never 
yet one of them been a preacher or a lawyer, and but one a physician. 

166 Eighth Generation, — Caleb I. 

They are nearly all engaged in agricultural pursuits, and generally fond 
of amusements, such as hunting, fishing, etc." — Letter of Hon. William 
Horto7i, of Boone, N. C, Dec, i^74- 

11. Nathan, son of Phineas Horton and Rebecca Councill, born on 
New River, 22 Oct., 1829. He was a Captain in the militia before the 
war, and also held the office of county processioner for several years. 

He volunteered in Capt. T. V. Crumpter's Co. A., ist Reg't, N. C. 
Troops (cavalry), and was promoted to a Lieutenancy in Capt. Jona- 
than Horton's Co. (B.), 37 Reg't, N. C. Troops (infantry), in the 
Fall of 1865. He was in the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., and others 
which followed, until he reached Gettysburg, where he was severely 
wounded by a minnie ball, which he yet carries under his shoulder. 
He was captured and taken to the hospital near Chester, Pa., I think, 
where he remained about two months. He was then taken to John- 
son's Island, Ohio, where he says, that the suffering from hunger was 
so great that rats were freely eaten by the prisoners. After remaining 
there about twenty months, he was released on parole, and got home 
in March, 1865. Soon after his return home he was elected County 
Surveyor, and he has been re-elected several times, and he still holds 
the office. He was married 27 May, 1875, ^y Rev. Dr. Wogg, to 
JuLiETT Gentry, daughter of W. H. Gentry, of Jefferson, N. C. 

ni. Jonathan Fillmore, son of Phineas Horton and Rebecca 
Councill, born 3 March, 1836. He was a Capt. in the militia before 
the war. When the war broke out he also volunteered, with his 
brother Nathan, in Capt. Crumpter's Co. He died from relapse of 
fever, at Moore's Hospital, Manassas Junction, Va., 2 March, 1862. 

IV. James Harrison, son of Phineas Horton and Rebecca Coun- 
cill, born 27 May, 1841. He was an officer in the militia, and like 
his brothers, volunteered in Capt. Miller's Co. I., 58th Reg't, N. C, 
Troops (infantry), and was chosen Lieutenant. He was slightly 
wounded at the battle of Chickamauga. He acted as Adjutant for 
Col. J. B. Palmer at the battle of Missionary Ridge. He died from 
brain-fever at Dalton, Ga., 22 Dec, 1863. His body was brought 
home and interred on the hill in front of his father's house. 

James Theodore, son of David Eagles Horton and Sarah Dula 
i^Col. Nathan, Nathan, Caleb, Barnabas, Caleb I.), born in Caldwell 
Co., N. C, 16 Oct., 1S29; married in Yadkin Co., N. C, 12 Oct., 
1859, by John Williams, Esq., to Sarah Rosa Lynch, daughter of 

Ninth Generation. — Caleb I. 167 

Larkin Lynch and Elizabeth Hunter. Moved to Yadkin Co., X. C, 
in Oct., 1863, and in Dec, 1S66, removed to the old homestead again 
in Caldwell Co. He is a well-to-do farmer, and respected by those 
who know him. 

I. Alice Conrad, born in Yadkin Co., 22 Aug., 1S60. 2. Ida Lynch, bom in Yad- 
kin Co., 2 Jan., 1863. 3. Rosa Virginia, born in Yadkin, Co., 3 Dec, 1864. 4. 
James Walter, born in Yadkin Co., 26 Jan., 1S67. 5. Harriet Augusta, bom in 
Caldwell Co., 30 April, 1869 6. Lillie Gertrude, born in Caldwell Co., 2 May, 

L Edmund Burke, son of Edmund Bani Horton and Matilda De- 
voy { Jonatha7i Ba7ii, Barnabas, J o?iathan, Jonatha7i^ Caleb I?), born 
in New York City, 14 April, 1845; married 25 Oct., 1866, by Rev. 
F. Rallston Smith, D. D., to Harriet Moores, daughter of Charles 
W. Moores and Susan Ann Mallory. 

Children, born at White Stone, L. L: 

I. Charles Edmund. 2. Elizabeth Mallon,-, both died young. 

Harriet Moores Horton died in 1872. He married 2. in the Re- 
formed Church, Port Richmond, Staten Island, 11 Nov., 1S74, by the 
Rev. Dr. James Brownlee, to Kate Crocheron Brownlee, eldest 
daughter of the officiating clergyman, and born at the parsonage in 
Port Richmond, Staten Island, on the 9 Feb., 1845. 

Mr. Horton is a clerk and bookkeeper for the Howe Sewing Machine 
Co., in the city of New York. 

Nitith Gefie ration. — Caleb /. 

I. Dr. Samuel Miller, son of Nathan White Horton and Rosanna 
Miller (Henry, Nathan, Richard, Caleb, Barjiabas, Caleb /.), born at 
Broadtop, Pa., 5 May, 1835 ; studied medicine with Dr. John Lowman, 
of Johnstown, Pa., and graduated at Jefferson Medical College, Phila- 
delphia, in the Class of 1862. He married Sarah Dunnica, daughter 
of the Hon. Judge Dunnica, of St. Louis, Mo. They have three 
■children: names not given. He is now (1874) a Surgeon in the U. S. 
Army, and stationed at Fort McKavitt, Texas. He was breveted 
Major at the battle of Vicksburg. 

II. Joseph Miller, son of Nathan White Horton and Rosanna Mil- 
ler, born at Broadtop, Bedford Co., Pa., 22 April, 1840; married in 

168 Ninth Generatio?i. — Caleb I. 

Philadelphia, 19 May, 1864, by the Rev. M. C. Sutphin, to Bell 
Mathews Lee, daughter of Matthias H. Lee and Ellen Mathews, -of 
Philadelphia, born in Philadelphia, in 1836; died 8 Jan., 1871. 
Children, born in Philadelphia: 

I. Laura, born i Oct., 1867; died in infancy. 2. Walter, born in 1868; died in 
early infancy. (Twins.) 3. Harrison, in 1868; died in early infancy. 

He married 2. in Philadelphia, 14 Oct., 1875, Clara Eugenia 
GiRViN, daughter of John Girvin and Emily Bowman, and born in 

Mr. Horton is now^ and has been for about twelve years past, composi- 
tor in the ' 'Eveni?ig Bulletin Office, ' ' Phi ladelphia. He has had charge 
of the Religious department of that paper for about eight years past. 
He is the Philadelphia correspondent of the ''Nashville Bulletin.''* 
He was a LTnion soldier, served ^one year, and was honorably dis- 
charged. He edits the ''Home Circle,'' a monthly literary journal, 
published in Philadelphia. He is an active member of the Spring 
Garden Presbyterian Church, and is also a member of the Board of 
Trustees. In October, 1874, he formed a partnership with R. F. 
Thorne and E. C. Cake, under the name of Thorne, Cake & Co., 
and they are now the proprietors of the Home Circle Publishing 
Company, of Philadelphia. 

He is a ready, racy writer, and possesses a mind of good culture, 
enjoying the confidence and respect of all who know him. 

IX. Elizabeth, daughter of Eunice Horton and George Bockover 
{Jason, Israel, Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb I.), born at' Beemerville, 
N. J., 5 July, 1833 ; married i. Thomas C. Wilder, a merchant, who 
died leaving no issue; married 2. at Beemerville, 8 March, 1859, by 
Rev. Mr. Crosette, to the Hon. John Parker Jordan, of North Caro- 
lina. A hap[)y union of the North and South. The bridal party left 
immediately for New York City, stopping for a few days at the St. 
Nicholas, where they received the elite of the city, and then went to 
Baltimore, where at Barnum's, Mrs. Jordan, with the ease and grace 
of manner so natural to her, received their friends, and made the 
entertainment very interesting. From Baltimore they proceeded to 
Mr. Jordan's home in the Old North State. 

Mr. Jordan is a son of ^Matthias Jordan and Sally Smith, both of illus- 
trious English descent, and on the mother's side tracing back to the 
Colonial Governor of Virginia. They were planters, on the James 
River, btit moved to North Carolina in early life, engaged largely in 

Ninth Generation. — Caleb I. 169 

the East India trade — lost a large fortune by the ravages of the war of 

Hon. J. P. Jordan is a lawyer, self-educated, but rose gradually to 
eminence in his profession, and has several times been a member of 
the Legislature. He is at present (Dec. 1875,) engaged in important 
business in Washington, D. C. 

I. Ruth Ann, daughter of Nelson Horton and Sarah Shons {Silas 
Danes, Silas, Silas, Barnabas, Barnabas, Caleb /.), born in Wallkill, 
N. Y., 14 June, 1838. She is an intelligent maiden lady — a live 
member of the Old School Baptist Church. She has rendered valuable 
assistance in gathering up genealogical data of her branch of the Hor- 
ton family; under date of May, 1871, she says: ''In regard to leading 
traits of character of the Horton family, I may speak of the disposition 
manifested in my own line. Some might set them down as too dog- 
matical. I do admit that most of them are rather tenacious of their 
own opinions. Especially were my grandfather and his brother Bar- 
nabas positive and firm men. But I do not think this trait of charac- 
ter is so prominent in other branches of the family. In regard to 
punctuality and uprightness, they can present as untarnished a record 
as any other family. I have never heard of any of them being impri- 
soned for debt or misdemeanor. Their social standing has always been 
good. As to mental capacity, I believe they have generally been peo- 
ple of good common sense. They have not, so far as I know, ever 
made any special mark in the literary or scientific world. Politically, 
as a general thing, they embrace and adhere to the Democratic idea — 
the idea of freedom and equal rights. They have mainly followed 
agricultural pursuits. I believe frugality has ever been a leading char- 
acteristic of the family, in all its history, and we find this trait of 
character still prominent, despite the great amount of prodigality and 
unthrift witnessed in these times." 

I. Elwood Ely, son of Alexander Horace Horton and Catherine 
Cline Ditmars {Uriah T., Jason, Israel, Jonathaii, Jonathan, 
Caleb /.), born at Lambertville, N. J., 26 Dec, 1844; married in 
I'renton, N. J., 9 May, 1868, by the Rev. Mr. Bartine, to Lydia 
Gamble, daughter of Ellis Gamble, and born at Lambertvile, i April, 
185c. She died in Trenton, N. J., 7 May, 1874, leaving one son : 

William Horton, born 22 Oct., 1869. 

Elwood E. Horton resides at Lambertville, and is a car painter by 
occupation. ^ 

170 Tliird Generation. — Joshua J. 

II. Carlton Ira, sod of Ira Joseph Horton and Ruth Howard 

Spear (^Samuel Todd, Joseph, Israel, Jonathan, Jonathan, Caleb /.), 

born in Atlas, Genessee Co., Mich., 3 Sept., 1841; married in Atlas, 

I Oct., 1863, by Isaac Crawford, Esq., to Marietta Frost, daughter 

of Jonathan Frost, and born in Atlas, 17 Sept., 1840. 

Children, born in Atlas: 

I. Sumner Green, born 16 June, 1865. 2. William Henry, born 29 March, 1869. 

Third Ge?ieration. — Joshua I. 

I. Joshua, Ensign, son of Joshua Horton I. and Mary Tuthill, born 
in Southold, 1669; married i. Elizabeth Grover, daughter of Simon 
Grover and Elizabeth Moore, and born in Southold, 15 Sept., 1672; 
died in 1713. He married 2. the widow Mary Gillam. He died 
about 1744. 

Children, all by first wife, and all born in Southold : 

I. Eliza, born 1694; married in 1719, John Halloway. 2. Patience, born 1696; 
married in 1716, Joseph Lamb. 3. Deborah, born 1698; married in 1721, Nathaniel 
Buell. 4. Martha, born 1701 ; married in 1 724, Robert Tustin. 5. Mary, died in 
1724; unmarried. 6. Rhoda, died 1720. 7. Simon Grover, born 171 1. 8. Joshua, 
married Sarah Hull in 1734. 

II. Joseph, son of Joshua Horton I. and Mary Tuthill, born in 
Southold, about 1671; married. 

Children, probably all born in Southold: 

I. Joshua, born 1730. 2. Benjamin. 3. Joseph. 4. Martha. 5. Lydia. 6. De- 
liverance, died young. 

IV. Mary, daughter of Joshua Horton I. and Mary Tuthill, born in 
Southold, 1687; married 2 Jan., 1708, Zaccheus Goldsmith, son of 
John Goldsmith and Anna Wells, and born in Southold about 1689. 


I. David, born 1709. 2. Mary. 3. Joseph. 

V. Bethia, daughter of Joshua Horton I. and Mary Tuthill, born 
in Southold, 1679; married in 1716, Ichabod Hallock, son of Thos. 
Hallock and Mary Hope. He died in 1759. She died in 1753. 

Children : 

I. Thomas, born 1717. 2. Ichabod, bom 1719. 3. Bethia, married Reeve. 

Fourth Generation. — Joshua I. 171 

4. Sarah, married Jeremiah Billard. 5. Patience, married Silas Moore. 6. Anna, 
married William Homan. 

VII. Ephraim, son of Joshua Horton I. and Mary Tuthill, born in 
Southold, in 1786; married about 1707, Martha Vail, born in South- 
old, 1788. 

Children : 

I. Joseph. 2. Benjamin. 3. Jeremiah, died 1729. 4. Joshua, died 1729. 

Fourth Generation. — Joshua I. 

I. Joseph, son of Ephraim Horton and Martha Vail {^yoshua /.), 
born in Southold in 1708; married perhaps Deliverance Reeves. 
Children, all born in Southold: 

I. Joshua, born in 1733; married Asenath Mapes. 2. Benjamin, born 1735 ; 
married Anna Horton. 3. Joseph, born 1737; married Mary Hallock. 4. Marj^, 
born 1739. 5. Martha, born 1741 ; married 6 April, 1769, Recompense Howell. 
6. Lydia, died young. 7. Lydia, born 1744; married 13 Feb., 1775, to James Over- 
ton. 8. Deliverance, born 1747; she was sent to a wind grist-mill when ii years 
old, and venturing too near the wings, she was struck by one of them and fatally in- 
jured ; she was taken to the house of Joseph Reeves and died the same day. 

- II. Benjamin, son of Ephraim Horton and Martha Vail, born in 
Southold, about 17 10; married. 
Children : 

I, Joseph, born 1735. 2. Jeremiah, born 173S. 3. Joshua, born 1 740. 4. Eliza, 
born 1742; married 20 Nov., 1763, Josiah Gibbs. 

III. Jeremiah, son of Ephraim Horton and Martha Vail, born in 
Southold, about 1712; married. 
Children : 

I. Joshua, born in 1747. 2. Justus, born in 1749. 3. Joseph, born 1757. 4. John, 
born in 1760 ; married and settled in Rhode Island, and had John, Benjamin and 

VII. Simon Grover, son of Joshua Horton and Eliza Grover 
(^y^oshua /.), born in Southold, 30 March, 1711. 

"He graduated at Yale College in 1731: was bred a Congregation- 
alist, but he was installed pastor of the Presbyterian Church, in Con- 
necticut Farms, L. I., between Sept., 1734. and Sept , 1735- In 1746 

172 Fifth Generation. — Josliua I. 

he accepted a call to Newtown, L, I., where he labored until 1772, 
when he resigned and remained in retirement till his decease, 8 May, 
1786, at the residence of his son-in-law, Judge Benjamin Coe. He 
was a man of unquestioned purity, and always sustained a good charac- 
ter and standing. He was of middle size and solemn deportment." — 
Hatfield^ s History of Elizabeth, N J. 

He was twice married: his first wife, xIbigail Howell, died 5 May, 
1752, and 7 Jan., 1762, he married Elizabeth Fish, daughter of Sa- 
muel Fish, Esq. He had but one child : 

Phebe, who married the late Hon. Benjamin Coe. 

He was an exile during the Revolutionary War, with his. son-in-law, 
at Warwick, Orange Co., N. Y. They returned to Newtown, L. I., 
in the fall of 1783, and there he died, as stated above. He was a 
zealous and active Whig, and early espoused the cause of the colonies 
against the mother country. 

FiftJi Generation. — jf^oshua I. 

I. JosHiA, son of Joseph Horton and Deliverance Reeves 
(^Ephraim, jf^oshua /.), born in Southold about 1733; married about 
1750, perhaps AsENATH Mapes. 

Children, all born in Southold: 

I.Joshua, born 22 Sept., 1S51. 2. Havens. 3. Gilbert. 4. William. 5. Deli- 
verance. 6. Permela. 7. Asenath. 

n. Benjamin, son of Joseph Horton and Deliverance Reeves, born 
about 1735; married about 1756, to Anna Horton, daughter of Cal- 
vin Horton and Elizabeth Burnette, and born in Southold, in 1737; 

Children, all born in Southold : 
I. Elizabeth. 2. Elam Potter. 3. Joseph. 4. Benjamin. 5. Davis. 6. Martha. 

HI. Joseph, son of Joseph Horton and Deliverance Reeves, born 
about 1737; married Mary Hallock, and settled at Riverhead, L. I. 
Children, all born at Riverhead : 

I. Joseph, born 1759; married i. Sally Decker, 2. Widow Cox. 2. William; bom 
1761 ; married Osborn. 3. Sybil, married Homan. 4. Mary, married Wm. Terry. 
5. Hannah, married Hallock. 6. Benjamin, married Charlotte Wells. 

Sixth Generation. — Joshua I. 173 

I. Joshua, son of Joshua Horton and Asenath Mapes {J^oseph, 
Ephrai7ti^ Joshua /.), born in Southold, 22 Sept., 1751; died in Put- 
nam Valley, N. Y., 11 Nov., 181 r; he went to Orange Co., N. Y., in 
early life; married about 1777, Phebe Rumsey, moved to Philipstown, 
now Putnam Valley, N. Y., where he settled. His wife was born in 
Goshen, N. Y., 15 Jan., 1760; died 8 Sept., 1807, in Putnam Valley. 
He was an honest. Christian man, a worthy member of the Baptist 
Church, and much respected by all who knew him. 

Children, probably all born in Putnam Valley: 

I. Isaac, born in 1778; married Margaret Odell. 2. John, born 1780. 3. James, 
born 17S2. 4. Cyrus, born i June, 1784; married Sarah Mead. 5. Jasper, born 
in 1787. 

III. Gilbert, son of Joshua Horton and Asenath Mapes, born in 
Southold, 1753; niarried and settled in Shenandoah Valley, Dutchess 
Co., N. Y. 

IV. William, son of Joshua Horton and Asenath IVIapes, born in 
Southold, 1755 ; married Mary Wright, in 1795 \ nioved to Orange 
Co., and thence to Oneida Co., N. Y., and settled at Rome, N. Y. 
He was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, served during the war and 
came out unharmed. 

Children, probably all born in Rome, N. Y.: 

I. Anannias, born 1796; resides in Oriskany, N. Y. 2. Liberty, born 179S; 
resides in Whitesboro, N. Y. 3. Jeremiah, born 28 Oct., 1800 ; married Abigail 
Brownell. 4. Richmond Wright, bom 30 Jan., 1803; married Martha McNall. 5. 

Irene, married Knaggs ; lives at Little Falls, N. Y. 6. Rhoda, married 

Streetor. 7. Mary Shields, died in Rome, 9 Aug., 1855. 

I. Dea. Joseph, son of Joseph Horton and Mary Hallock {Joseph, 
Ephrainij Joshua /.), born about 1761 ; moved to Orange Co., N. Y., 
in early life, settled in Wallkill ; married Sally Decker. After her 
death he married the widow Sally Cox. He was a Deacon in the 
Presbyterian Church of Wallkill, Orange Co., N. Y. 

Children, born in Wallkill : 

I. Joseph, married Mary Cox. 2. Polly. 3. Benjamin, married Phebe Vail. 4. 
Levi Decker. 5. Anna, born 1789; married Isaac M. Gillett. 6. Hannah. 7. 
Phebe. 8. John. 

^'In the year 1824 or 1825, Dea. Joseph Horton, with his horse and 
buggy, left home in the morning and went to work in a field about two 
miles from his house ajone. Not returning, his family made search for 

174 Seventh Gefieratioft. — Joshua I. 

him, and going to the field they found him dead, lying upon his face on 
the ground, and the bridle in his hand, indicating plainly that his 
horse had been turned into the pasture-field in the morning, and that 
he had finished his day's work, and started to get his horse to return 
home when he fell dead." — Letter of L. D. Hortofi^ August, i8'/4. 

His residence was in Wallkill, Orange Co., N. Y. He was about 
sixty-three years old at the time of his death, and living with his 2d 
wife, who was the widow Sally Cox. 

Seventh Ge?ieratio?i. — Joshua I. 

I. Joseph, son of Dea. Joseph Horton and Sally Decker {Benja7?iiny 
yoseph, Ephraim, Joshua /.), born in Wallkill, in 1776; married in 
Wallkill, N. Y., about 1806, Mary Cox, born in Orange Co., N. Y., 
in 1779. They were members of the Presbyterian Church, and he 
was one of the Deacons. They settled in Newfield, Tompkins Co., 
N. Y., in 1813, and there they died, he in 1823, and she in 1862, 

Children, i. and 2. born in Wallkill, the rest in Newfield: 

I. Solomon. 2. Lewis. 3. Harry. 4. Stephen. 5. Joseph. 6. Mehitabel. 
7. Sally. 8. Fanny. 9. Elizabeth. 10. James Madison. 

HI. Benjamin, son of Dea. Joseph Horton and Sally Decker, born 
in Wallkill, Orange Co., N. Y., 7 July, 1787; married Phebe Vail, 
daughter of Daniel Vail and Elizabeth Smith, and born in Ulster Co., 
N. Y., 27 July, 1786. 

Children : 

I. Maria, horn 1809; married Baxter. 2. Levi Decker, born 22 April, iSil; 
married Susan Polhamus. 3. Julia, married Miller. 4. Betsey, married Kingsbury. 
5. Joseph. 6. Stephen L., born 15 ^Llrch, 1818; married Harriet Newell. 7. Ben- 
jamin L, born 13 March, 1S20; married Phebe Perry. 8. Sally Ann, married Bald- 
win. 9. Asa C, born i Jan., 1822; married Sarah Wood. 10. Nancy, married 
Clark. II. Clarissa, married Cisson ; she is dead. 12. Amanda M., married Tibbits. 
13 Rufus. 

V. Anna, daughter of Dea. Joseph Horton and Sally Decker, born 
in Wallkill, in 1789; married Isaac M. Gillett. 
Children, all born in Newfield, N. Y.: 

I. Daniel Horton. 2. David Humley. 3. Charles Joseph, born 19 March, 1820; 
married Sarah Ann Alexander. 

L Is.\Ac, son of Joshua Horton and Phebe Rumsey {^Joshua, Josephj 

Eighth Generation. — Joshua I. 175 

Ephraim, Joshua /.), born in Putnam Valley, N. Y., about 1778; mar- 
ried Margaret Odell. 
Children : 

I. Wright James, was born in Philipstown, Putnam Co., N. Y.; married Deborah 

III. Hon. Cyrus, son of Joshua Horton and Phebe Rumsey, born 
in Putnam Valley, N. Y., i June, 1784, and died there, 13 Feb., 1832. 
He was married 27 Sept., 1809, to Mary Mead. She was born 23 
May, 1791, died 27 May, 1842. She was the daughter of Anna Mead, 
who was born 12 March, 1765, and died 30 June, 1835. 

Cyrus Horton was a New York merchant for some years, but by rea- 
son of ill-health, he abandoned active business and purchased the 
homestead of his father in Philipstown, and there he spent the closing 
years of his life in comparative retirement, possessing a moderate com- 
petence, acquired in merchandising. He died in the same house in 
which his father had lived and died, thus two generations died on the 
homestead. He was distinguished for his gentlemanly deportment. 
Christian life, and public spirit. The old homestead was a church and 
a religious centre for more than sixty years. He knew well the advan- 
tages of education, and he inculcated it in his children." — Letter of 
E. y. Horton. 

His influence in society was of the true kind, and his death was 
greatly lamented. 

VI. Leonard, son of Benjamin Horton and Peninah Newton {John, 
Jeretniah, Ephrai?n, Joshua /.), born at Naugatuck, Conn., 15 Nov., 
1807; married Jemima Conover, born in New Jersey, 26 Sept., 1809; 
moved from Connecticut to Chenango Co., N. Y. 

Children, probably all born in Oxford, Chenango Co., N. Y.: 

I. Marcus Nelson, born 6 April, 1830. 2. Emily Jane, ])orn 1832. 3. Avis 
Amelia. 4. Clark Lawrence. 

Eighth Generation. — Joshua I. 

III. Harry, son of Joseph Horton and Mary Cox {Dea. Joseph, 

Joseph, Benjami7i, Ephraim, Joshua /.), born in Wallkill, Orange Co., 

N. Y., II April, 181 1 ; moved with his father, when 18 months old 

(1813), to Newfield, Tompkins Co., N. Y.; married in Newfield, 5 

May, 1834, by George Bailey, Esq., to Sarah Smith, daughter of 

176 Eighth Generation. — Joshua I. 

Henry Smith and Anna E. Hufford, and born in Hamilton, Northamp- 
ton Co., Pa., 12 Oct., iSio. 

Children, all born in Newfield, the residence of their parents : 

I. William Henry, born 27 Fel:)., 1835 ; married Philena Nobles. 2. Stephen 
Joseph, born 31 May, 1838; married Kate Seabring. 3. Catherine Lonesa, born 14 
March, 1841 ; married Nelson Cutling. 

X. James Madison, son of Joseph Horton and Mary Cox, born in 
Newfield, N. Y., 14 Dec, 181 4; married in Newfield, 27 Aug., 1835, 
by George D. Bailey, Esq., to Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Henry 
Smith and Nancy Hofford, and born in Newfield, 31 July, 1816. 

Children, i, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 born in Newfield, 9 and 10 in 
Republic, Ohio : 

I. A daughter, born 3 Feb., 1837; died unmarried. 2. Sarah Maria, born 26 
Jan., 1838 ; married David Hubbard Clark. 3. Fannie Minerva, born 12 July, 1840; 
married Rufus Bishop Hall. 4. Clara Jane, born 20 Aug., 1842; married Harry 
Axtel Palmer. 5. Francis Asbury, born 22 Oct., 1845 5 married Marian Chitenden. 
6. Levi Wisner, born 8 Dec, 1847 5 married Alchamedy Lapham. 7. Ann Eliza- 
beth, born 12 Oct., 1850; married William Clink. 8. Matilda Adelia, born 30 May, 
1853; unmarried. 9. A son, born in 1856; died without a name, lo. Willie Eu- 
gene Seabring, born 29 March, 185S; unmarried. 

Mr. Horton and family moved from Newfield to Republic, Seneca 
Co., Ohio, in Oct., 1855. He has been afflicted with ill-health for 
nine years past. He resides at Green Springs, Ohio, and stands fair 
in the community. 

II. Levi Decker, son of Benjamin Horton and Phebe Vail {Dea. 
Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Ephraitn, Joshua /.), born in Newfield, N. Y. , 

22 April, 181 1 ; married in Enfield, Tompkins Co., N. Y., 12 July, 
1834, by Rev. Obediah Chase, to Susan Polhamus, daughter of Cor- 
nelius Polhamus and Polly Caniff, and born in Ulster Co., N. Y. , 18 
Feb., 1813. 
Children : 

I. Amos Curr)', born in Newfield, 27 April, 1835; died 6 July, 1862. 2. Ruth 
Ann, born in Newfield, 20 Nov., 1S36; married 30 April, i860, by the Rev. Volney 
Powell, to John Hamilton Danthemus. 3. Phebe Jane, born in Newfield, 6 July, 
1839; married 12 May, 1858, by the Rev. Volney Powell, to Charles W. Johnson. 
4. George Washington, born in Newfield, 6 July, 1841. 5. John Gillett, born in New 
Milford, 111., 23 Oct., 1844; died 14 Jan., 1849. ^- Clara Elizabeth, born in New 
Milford, 111., 20 Feb., 1848; unmarried. 7. Eva Louisa, bom in New Milford, 111., 
12 Jan., 1853; married by Rev. Henry Mahil, 25 Dec, 1S71, to Charles Peake. 

Eighth Generation. — -Joshua I. \TJ 

Levi D. Horton moved from Newfield, about 1842, to New Milford, 
111., where he now resides. 

VI. Stephen L., son of Benjamin Horton and Phebe Vail, born in 
Newfield, Tompkins Co., N. Y., 15 March, 1818; married in Harlem, 
Winnebago Co., 111., in 1847, by Rev. Mr. Wilson, to Harriet New- 
ell, born 4 Jan., 1827, in Litchfield, Mass.; died in New Milford, 111., 
23 May, 1868. 

Children, by first wife : 

I. Haskell V., born in New Milford, III., 16 March, 1850; married Celestia 
Jameson. 2. Harvey, born in New Milford, 111., 7 August, 1852. 3. Alva born in 
iVew Milford, 111., 5 Sept., 1856. 4. Wesley Gibbs, bom in New Milford, 111., 25 
Sept., 1858. 

Married 2. in Newfield, N. Y., 5 Nov., 1868, by Rev. Reuben C. 
Fox, to Mary Jane Starr, born in Newfield, N. Y., 19 March, 1823. 
Children : 

I. Starr La Motte, born 19 Feb., 1870. 

VII. Benjamin Joseph, son of Benjamin Horton and Phebe Vail, 
born in Newfield, N. Y., 13 March, 1820; married in Newfield, 19 
Oct., 1842, by Rev. P. A. Johnson, to Phebe Perry, daughter of 
James E. Perry and Susanna Adams, and born in Schoharie Co., N. 
Y., 13 Oct., 1819. 

Children, probably all born in Newfield, N. Y.: 

I. Henrietta, born 23 July, 1843; ^i^^ 25 Sept., 1858. 2. La Fayette, born 12 
April, 1846; died 21 Sept., 1849. 3- Augusta Maria, born 24 Feb., 1851. 4. Oscar 
Perry, born 26 Dec, 1853. 5. Bela Joseph, born 5 Oct., 1856. 6. Elmer Elsworth, 
born 8 Dec, 1862. 


IX. Asa Caldwell, son of Benjamin Horton and Phebe Vail, born 
in Newfield, N. Y. , i Jan., 1822; married at Beloit, Wis., in June, 
1854, to Sarah Wood, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Wood, and 
born at Chatham, now Ontario, Canada, 22 June, 1831. They reside 
at New Milford, 111. 

Children, all born at New Milford,, 111. 

I. Grace Edna, born 27 Dec., 1855. 2. Floyd Wallace, born 4 Nov., 1857, 
3. William Wirt, born 16 March, 1861. 4. Amos Curry, born 6 Nov., 1863. 5, 
Lucy Lura, born 22 Nov.^ 1868. 

I. Wright James, son of Isaac Horton and Margaret Odell 

178 Eighth Generatioji. — -Joshua I. 

(y^oshiia, 'Joshua, y^oseph, Ephraim, Joshua /.), born in Philips- 
town, Putnam County, N. Y., 25 October, 1813 ; married in Fishkill, 
N. Y., I January, 1837, by the Rev. Geo. Horton, of the same 
place, to Deborah Wilcox, born in Pleasant Valley, Dutchess Co., N. 

Y., 13 Oct., i8i2j she was daughter of Abner Wilcox and Sally . 

He was born 16 March, 1784. She was born 24 Sept., 1787. 

Children, all born in Fishkill except Sarah Ann, who was born in 
Mt. Morris, Genesee Co., Mich.: 

I. Rev. Isaac, bom in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 29 Aug., 1839. A graduate 
of Rochester University, class of 1865 ; also a graduate of Rochester Theological 
Seminaiy, class of 1868. 2. Amelia, born 24 Oct., 1841; a teacher. 3. Abner, born 
24 June, 1844; a telegraph operator and bookkeeper. 4. Cyrus B. Horton, born 13 
Dec, 1846; a farmer. 5. Sarah Ann, born 26 July, 1849; niarried 3 Sept., 1867, to 
Prof. Jefferson H. Lewis. Mr. Lewis is the Principal of the Mt. Morris School. 
They have Nellie E. Lewis, born Sept., 1873. 

Wright James Horton moved from Fishkill to Mt. Morris, Mich., 
in 1848, where he now resides. 

L Ezra James, son of Hon. Cyrus Horton and Sarah Mead (^Joshua, 
Joshua, Joseph, Ephraiin, Joshua I.'), born 20 July, 1826, in Putnam 
Valley, Putnam Co., N. Y., about seven miles from Peekskill, 
his present place of residence. He was married at Cold Springs 
Village, 8 Sept., 1850, by Rev. S. W. Jones, to Sarah Davenport, 
only daughter of William Davenport and Euphemia Perry, and born at 
Cold Springs. 

Children, all born in Peekskill, N. Y.: 

I. Rushman Davenport, born 7 July, 1S53 ; died ro Aug., 1854, at Cold Springs. 
2. Cyrus William, born 19 June, 1855 ; is now cadet midshipman, 3d class, An- 
napolis Academy. 3. Euphemia, born 17 Feb., 1S57; died same day. 4. Linda E., 
born 24 Jan., 1859; died 2 Aug., 1859. 5. Walter, born 24 Sept., i860; died 31 
Oct., 1S63, at Philipstown. 6. Annie Woolsey, born 24 Sept., 1S63 ; died at Phil- 
ipstown. 7. Cornelia Southard Lelia, born 12 Dec, 1S64. 8. Charles Davenport, 
born 16 Sept., 1S66, at Peekskill. 9. Ezra James, born 7 Jan., 1869, at Peekskill. 
10. Clarence Frost, born 10 Feb., 1871, at Peekskill. 11. Arthur, born 26 Dec, 
1872, at Peekskill. 

E. J. Horton came to Peekskill in 1844. He has been an editor and 
publisher for twenty-four years, and he still follows the same occupa- 
tion, being at present editor and publisher of the '* West Chester News,'''' 
an interesting and useful weekly paper, published at White Plains, 
the Seat of Justice of West Chester Co., N. Y, He spent two years 
at the New York University, but by reason of ill-health, he was com- 

Ninth Generation. — Joshua I. 179 

pelled to leave it. He also studied medicine, but for the same reason 
he was forced to give this up also, and abandon all ideas of a profes- 
sional life. Publishing and editing seemed better adapted to his 
health, and in this occupation he has been successful. He is now (1875) 
also publishing a paper at Port Jervis, N. Y. 

I. Marcus Nelson, son of Leonard Horton and Jemima Conover 
{Benjamift, John, Jeremiah, Ephraim, Joshua /.), born at Oxford, 
Chenango Co., N. Y., 6 April, 1830; married at Walton, Delaware 
Co., I July, 1 86 1, by Rev. J. S. Pattingill, to Adaline Mead Bris- 
ACK, daughter of Sylvester Brisack and Ann Mead, and born in 
Walton, 22 Feb., 1833. 

Children : 

I. Edward Bates, born at Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 30 July, 1862. 2. 
Ernest Wayne, born at Elmira, N. Y., 4 August, 187 1; dead. 3. John Marcus, born 
No. 25 Park Avenue, Williamsport, Pa., 19 July, 1873, 

Mr. M. N. Horton was Superintendent of the public schools of the 
city of Williamsport for some years past. He is now Superintendent 
of the public schools of the city of Franklin, Venango Co., Pa. He is a 
skillful educator, and a gentleman much distinguished for his scholarly 
attainments, and correct moral habits and principles. He graduated 
at Williams College, Mass., in 1853. Received his degree of A. M. 
five years later. Studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1862, 
but did not continue in practice of law, preferring other pursuits. 

Ninth Ge7ieration. — Joshua I. 

VI. Charles Wesley, son of Alvah Horton and Mary Elizabeth 
Tuthill {Benjafnin, Dea. Joseph, Joseph, Joshua, Ephrai77i, Joshica /.), 
born at Riverhead, about 1828; married Sarah Overton. 

Children : 

I. Francis. 2. Alvah. 

Vn. Henry Egbert^, son of Alvah Horton and Mary Elizabeth 
Tuthill, born at Cutchogue, L. I., 19 Sept., 1830; married in 1856, 
by Rev. Frs. Hill, to Isabella Graham Horton, daughter of B. Bailey 
Horton and Hannah Reeves, and born in Cutchogue, 19 Sept., 1831. 
They reside at East Hampton, L. I. 

180 Third Generation. — -Jonathan I. 

Children, probably all born at East Hampton : 

I, Charlotte Beatrice, born 1857. 2. Mary Elizabeth, born 7 August, 1859. 3, 
David, born in 1861 ; died in infancy. 4. Maggie Cora, born in Dec, 1863. 5. 
Susan Hannah, born in 1866. 6. Isabella Rose, born in 1868. 7. De Forest, born 
15 June, 1871. 

I. William Henry, son of Harry Horton and Sarah Smith (^Joseph, 
Dea. Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, Ephraim, Joshua /.), born in Newfield, 
N, Y., 27 Feb., 1835 ; married 6 Dec, 1863, by the Rev. D. Weaver, 
to Philena Nobles, daughter of Amon Nobles and Mary Wilbour, of 
Long Island, and born in 1837. 

Children, born in Newfield, N. Y.: 

I. Amanda Belle, born 12 August, 1865. 2. Kate Evelyn, born 25 Dec, 1872. 

n. Stephen Joseph, son of Harry Horton and Sarah Smith, born 
in Newfield, 31 May, 1838; married in Newfield, 5 May, 1S59, to 
Kate Seabring, daughter of Richard Seabring and Betsey Hughes, of 
Newfield, and born in 1S40. 

Children, born in Newfield : 

I. Willie, born 5 August, 1862. 2. Lida May, born ii April, 1S65. 

ni. Catherine Lonesa, daughter of Harry Horton and Sarah 
Smith, born in Newfield, 14 March, 1841 ; married in Newfield, 3 
Oct., 1864, to Nelson Cutter, son of Nyrum Cutter, Esq., and Re 
becca Dennis, and born in Newfield, in 1838. No children. 

They reside in Newfield. 

Third Generation. — Jonathan I. 

I. Jonathan, son of Jonathan Horton I. and Bethia Wells, born 
at the '-Old Castle," 23 Dec, 1683; married 27 Nov., 1707, Mary 
Tuthill, daughter of Henry Tuthill, brother of John Tuthill, the Pil- 
grim. He died 2 April, 1768; she died. Both buried in Southold 

Children, probably all born in the Old Castle, at Southold : 

I. Mary, born 1708; married Edward Mabel; had Moses and others. 2. Elip- 
haz, born 1710; disappeared mysteriously when 18, never heard of afterwards. 3. 
Mehitabel, born 1712; married 2 Dec, 1743, to Walter Brown, being his 3d wife. 

Third Generation. — -Jo?iathan I. 181 

4. Azariah W., born 20 March, 1715 ; married. 5. Lazarus (Lawrence), born 1717; 
married Anna Corey. 6. Ambrose, born 1720 ; married. 

In ''New Haven Colo?iial Records'' as furnished by Stuart T. Terry, 
of Southold, we learn that he was a very prominent man ; a merchant, 
an auctioneer, teacher of a select school, and often drew up legal docu- 
ments. He also had charge of the church money, and under date of 
5 Nov., 1 716, he says: ''Uncle Joshua Horton came to my house and 
weighed the church's money. Uncle Wells also being present." To 
his eldest son, Azariah W., he wills Rawley's History and a small cane, 
and to his grandson, son of Jonathan Horton, deceased, "my home- 
stead and houses in the first Parish of Southold, also my gun and 
silver-hilted sword." He gives to the three daughters of his son Laza- 
rus, ;;^i5 each; to his grandsons, sons of his son Ambrose, "all the 
buildings where my son Ambrose now lives — son Ambrose to have the 
improvement of the land as long as he lives — also the farming imple- 
ments he hath at Rone Oak." He also makes bequests to his daugh- 
ter Mary Mabel, and her son Moses. He appoints for his executors 
" my trusty friend William Horton and my son Joseph Cleveland." 
Will signed 3 Oct., 1764. We have no other record of Joseph 

n. James, son of Jonathan Horton I. and Bethia Wells, born in 
Southold, at the "Old Castle," in 1694; married in 1717, Anna 
Goldsmith, born in Southold, in 1698. He was an office-bearer in 
the church at Southold from his majority to the close of his life — a 
strong pillar of the church, eminent for his piety and sound Christian 
character. He was universally known as " Dea. James," and greatly 
respected. It is said that he often accompanied the Rev. Mr. White- 
field, and took an active part in his public meetings. 

Jonathan Goldsmith Horton, as quoted by Stuart T. Terry, says of 
him in his epitaph : 

"Intombed beneath this ponderous load 
Lies the man who loved and feared the Lord; 
A husband dear, a father ever kind, 
To the poor a close and constant friend : 
Sober, blameless, to charity inclined, 
Meriting well of all he left behind." 

He died 16 May, 1762; Anna, his wife, died 8 March, 1783. Both 
buried in Southold Cemetery. 
Children, all born in Southold : 

I. James, born 1718; married, and had an only child, James, Jr., who died without 

182 Fourth Generation. — -Jonathan I. 

issue. 2. Barnabas, born in 1720; married Susan Bailey. 3. Abigail, married I. 
Pierson; 2. Jackson. 4. Anna, married Joseph Terry, son of Joseph Terry and 
Sarah Dimond. 5. Thomas, married Susan Conklin. 6. Silas, born 25 Dec, 1730; 
married Mary Bull. 7. Ezra, born 25 Dec, 1733; married Mary Hempstead. 8. 
Bethia, married Jonathan Burnette Horton, son of Barnabas Horton and Elizabeth 

Fourth Generation. — Jonatha?i I. 

I. Capt. Barnabas, son of Dea. James Horton and Anna Goldsmith 
{^yonathan /.), born in Southold, in 1720; married about 1742, to 
Susanna Bailey. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Barnabas, married Mehitabel Wells. 2. Abigail, married Gershom Terry. 3. 
Anna, married Joseph Wickham. 4. Julia Ann, married Jonathan Wells. 5. 
Susanna, married Gilbert Case. 6. Col. Benjamin, married i. Mehitabel Osborn; 2. 
Harmony Reeves. 7. Capt. James, born i Sept., 1757; married I. Elizabeth Wood; 
2. Elizabeth Milliken. 8. Bethia, married William Rogers. 9. Gilbert, married 
Returah Terry. 10. Jonathan, married Bethia Hallock. 

IV. Thomas, son of Dea. James Horton and Anna Goldsmith, born 
in Southold, in 1728; married 24 Feb., 1757, to Susanna Conklin. 
Moved to Goshen, N. Y., about 1762, and settled there. 

Children, all born in Goshen, except Thomas, who was born in 
Southold : 

I. Thomas, born 5 Oct., 1760; married Hannah Moore. 2. James, married 
Abigail Tuthill. 3. Samuel, married Margaret Consalaris. 4. Hannah, bom about 
1773; married Abiram Reeve. 5. Gamaliel, died young. 6. Ezra, married Han- 
nah Gardiner. 7. Paul, married Ruth Hardin. 8. Peter, died young. 9. Susan, 
married i. Little; 2. Daniel Carpenter. 10. Bethia, married Peter Johnson. 

• VI. Silas, son of Dea. James Horton and Anna Goldsmith, born in 
Southold, 25 Dec, 1730; married Mary Bull, about 1756. Her 
parentage is not known, although her name is illustrious in the annals 
of Orange Co. — Vide History of Orange Co. 

He went to Orange Co. about 1750, where he settled and died. 

Children, all born in Goshen Township: 

I. Bethia, born in 1757; married 28 Feb., 1778, Benjamin Hallock. 2. Anna, 
born 20 June, 1758; died 18 Sept., 1767. 3. Margaret, born 4 Sept., 1760; died 4 
Sept., 1767. 4. James, born 5 Fel)., 1762; died young. 5. Sarah, bom 28 Nov., 
1764; married 15 August., 1795, F)''^vid Hawkins. 6. Silas, born 19 May, 1768; 

Fourth Generation. — Jonathan I. 183 

died 13 April, 1782. 7. William, bom 2 July, 1771 ; married 21 Dec, 1793, Phebe 
Ruinsey. 8. James, born ii Sept., 1774; married. 

VII. Rev. Ezra, son of Dea, James Horton and Anna Goldsmith, 
born in Southold, 25 Dec, 1733; married in the town of Hempstead, 
L. I., in 1757, Mary Hempstead, daughter of Robert Hempstead, and 
born in 1736. He graduated at Princeton College, N. J., in the class 
of 1754. He studied for the ministry in Princeton, and the honorary 
degree of A. M. was conferred upon him by Yale College, in 1772. 
He was ordained at Union, Ct., 14 June, 1759, and from that time 
until 1783, he was pastor of the Congregational Church at Union. 
After twenty years of faithful service, his health failing, at his own re- 
quest, 6 August, 1783, he was dismissed from his charge. He died at 
Union, 13 Jan., 1789. His wife, remaining his widow, died at the 
residence of her son-in-law. Rev. Calvin Ingals, West Stafford, Conn., 
23 Jan., 1815, aged 79. 

Children, all born in Union : 

I. Ezra. 2. Anna. 3. Mary. 

IV. AzARiAH, son of Jonathan Horton and Mary Tuthill (^J^onathan 
/.), born in the "Old Castle," at Southold, 20 March, 1715; married 
Eunice . <c<>^^<' 

He was educated at Yale College, graduated in the close of 1735, 
being only twenty years of age. 

Children, probably all born at Southold : 

I. Mary, married Jacob Morrill, Esq. 2. Hannah, married Lewis Woodruff, son 
of the Mayor of Elizabeth, N. J. 3. Charles, a surgeon in the Revolutionary Army; 
died in the service. 4. Forster, a very prominent man in the Parish ; a merchant in 
Chatham Village, N. J. 5. Charlotte, married a Christy. 

The Rev. Azariah Horton was a missionary among Long Island In- 
dians from 1 741 to 1750. He kept a very interesting diary of his 
labors from day to day, a part of which is published in Prime's 
History of Long Island. In 1751, he was installed pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church of Bottle Hill, now Madison, N. J. In Nov., 
1776^ at his own request, he was dismissed from his charge, and on 27 
March, 1777, he died. He was an active and faithful minister, and he 
was one of the prominent men in founding the College of New Jersey. 
His wife kept a store at Bottle Hill. She was an energetic and 
successful business woman — active in the work of the church and 
highly esteemed. 

184 . Fifth Generatio7i. — -Jonathan I. 

About 15 or 20 years ago, some unknown gentleman came to Mad- 
ison and put up a very pretty monument at the graA^e of the venerable 
Azariah Horton. 

We are indebted to Mrs. Cuyler, mother of the Rev. Dr. Theodore S. 
Cuyler, of Brooklyn, for the above facts. She being a grand-daugh- 
ter of Jacob Morrill, Esq., and great-grand-daughter of the Rev. 
Azariah Horton. 

I. Dea. William, son of William Horton and Christiana Youngs 
{^Jonathan I.) ^ born in 1708; married 21 Jan., 1730, to Mehetabel 
Wells, daughter of Joshua Wells and Hannah Tuthill, and born in 
Southold, about 1709. He died 26 Sept., 1788. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. William, born 1731. 2. Jonathan. 3. Mehetabel, born 29 Sept., 1743 ; mar- 
ried James Corwin. 4. Hannah. 5. Asenath. 6. Belhia. 

II. Jonathan, son of William Horton and Christiana Youngs, born 
in 1 710, in Southold; married about 1730, to Abigail Horton, 
daughter of Joseph Horton (^Eph-awi, Joshua /.). He was remarka- 
ble for his kindness of heart, and his constant efforts to do good, so 
much so, that he was appropriately called ''Good Jonathan," and by 
this appellation he has always been known. 

Children, all born at Southold: 

I. David. 2. William. 3. Joshua. 4. Mehetabel. 5. Abigail. 6. Phebe. 7. 

Fifth Generation. — Jonathan I. 

I. Barnabas, son of Capt. Barnabas Horton and Susanna Bailey 
{Dea. James, Jonathan /.), born in Soutliold, 7 March, 1745; mar- 
ried 3 Nov., 1773, Mehetabel Wells, born in Southold, in Nov., 


Children, all born in Southold : 

I.James Wells, born 28 Oct., 1774; married Mary Terry. 2. Justus, born 13 
June, 1776; married Nancy Conklin. 3. Bethia, born 25 August, 1799; married 
Jdshua Billard. 4. Barnabas B., born l^ Dec, 1803; married Eliza Case. 5. Har- 
rison, born 28 Nov., 181 1 ; died young. 6. William, born 27 May, 1810; married 
Elizabeth Dickerson. 

IT. Abigail, daughter of Ca]it. Barnabas Horton and Susanna 

Fifth Generation. — Jonathan I. 185 

Bailey, born in Southold, about 1747; married Gershom Terry^ son 
of Gershom Terry and Bethia Wells, and born in Soiithold. 
Children, probably all born in Southold : 

I. Betsey. 2. Barnabas. 3. Abigail. 4. Rensselaer. 5. Bethia. 6. Hetty. 

IV. Julia Ann, daughter of Capt. Barnabas Hofton and Susanna 
Bailey, born in Southold, in 1751 ; married Jonathan Wells. 
Children, all born in Southold : 

I. James. 2. Jonathan. 3. Giles. 4. Julia. 5. Susanna. 6. Deborah. 

7. Temperance. 8. Polly. 

VI. Col. Benjamin, son of Capt. Barnabas Horton and Susanna 
Bailey, born in Southold, 2 April, 1755 ; married 22 Dec, 1778, to 
Mehitabel Osborn. She died 16 Oct., 1787. In 1788, he married 
Harmony Reeves, daughter of Lawyer Reeves. 

Children, all born in Southold. By his ist wife : 

I. Benjamin Hull, born 10 July, 1779; married Abigail Booth. 2. Barnabas, 
born 22 May, 1781 ; married I. Anna Hawkins ; 2. Sally Hawkins ; 3. Sally Penny. 
3. Osborn, born 1783. 

By 2. wife : 

4. James Reeves, born 2 July, 1789; married Amy Philips. 5. Mehitabel, 
born 24 June, 1791; married Albert Goldsmith. 6. Salter Storrs, born 12 Nov., 
1793; married Harriet Case. 7. Silas, born 13 Nov., 1794; married Maiy Landon. 
8. Harmony, born 12 Sept., 1796; died unmarried. 9. Thomas Jefferson, born 6 
Nov., 1798; married Eliza Davids, 10. Benjamin Franklin, born 8 Dec, 1800; 
unmarried; died in 1820, ii. Ezra LTIommedieu, born 16 Nov., 1802; died 
young. 12. David Austin, born 5 July, 1804; mamed Mary Conklin; no children. 

Col. Benjamin Horton was a prominent and genial man, highly 
respected. He was a Colonel of militia, and for many years a Deacon, 
and also a Trustee, of the Southold Church. He was a man of 
unblemished character. Griffin, in his Journal, says : " Col. Benj. 
Horton was esteemed as an officer, and as a valuable member of 
society, and a pillar of the church, as was his brother Gilbert, who with 
much and deserved respect, held the rank of Major, and was a Deacon 
of the church." 

VII. Capt. James, son of Capt. Barnabas Horton and Susanna 
Bailey [Dea. James, Jonathan /.), born i Sept., 1757 ; married i. 
the Widow Elizabeth Wood, of Orange Co., N. Y., born 14 Feb., 

186 Fifth Generation. — yo7iathan I. 

1751. She died of consumption, 27 March, 1787; married 2. 27 
Dec, 1787, Elizabeth Milliken of Southold, born 25 July, 1770. 
She died 17 July, 1822. He died 30 July, 1825. 
Children. By his ist wife: 

I. Elizabeth, born in Guilford, Conn., 14 March, 17S3; died 25 Sept., 1864; un- 
married. 2. Julia Ann, born in Southold, 16 May, 1785 ; married. 

By his 2d wife : 

3. Hector Youngs, born 15 March, 1789; married Dency Tuthill. 4. Mary, born 
2 June, 1792; died 20 August, 1841; unmarried. 5. James Edwin, born I March, 
1797; married Rejoice Horton ; died 7 July, 1843. ^- Ezra, born 17 March, 1802; 
married 15 May, 1 85 1, Hannah Blooniingburg. 7. Comfort, born 27 August, 1 809; 
died 23 Oct., 1809. 

Capt. James Horton was a blacksmith and farmer ; a faithful soldier 
in the war of i8i2-'i5, bearing the commission of a Captain, and was 
honored and respected by all who knew him. 

IX. Maj. Gilbert, son of Capt. Barnabas Horton and Susanna 
Bailey, born in Southold, in 1763; married 7 Dec, 1784, Keturah 
Terry, daughter of Jonathan Terry and Keturah Reeves, and born in 
Southold, in 1766. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Jonathan Terry, married Mehitabel Horton, daughter of Benjamin Horton and 
Charlotte Wells, 2. Keturah. 3. Gilbert, born 6 Nov., 1799; married Lydia Bailey. 
4. Martha. 5. Susan Bailey. 

Maj. Gilbert Avas a farmer and a blacksmith; also a Major in the 
militia, and a prominent man of fair reputation. He and his wife 
were members of the Presbyterian Church, and he was a Deacon of the 
church. He died 6 May, 1822, and his wife died 2 Feb., 1844. 

X. Jonathan, son of Capt. Barnabas Horton and Susanna Bailey, 
born in Southold, Sept., 1765. *'Dea. Jonathan, as he was familiarly 
called, was the fifth son of Capt. Barnabas Horton of Hogneck, now 
Bay View, L. I. He married Miss Hallock, with whom he lived 
about thirty years in Mattituck Center. In early life he pursued the 
trade of a blacksmith. In later years that of a farmer. He embraced 
religion in early life, and united with the Presbyterian Church of 
Southold, and was chosen a Deacon and an Elder. He filled these 
offices for more than thirty years. For the greater part of his life he 
stood in official stations, and by them he was much burthened. But 

Fifth Generation. — Jonathan I. 187 

in all his civil, military, ecclesiastical and judicial relations, he was 
well sustained and gave general satisfaction. The many and complex 
cares wore upon his naturally good constitution, and at length led on 
to a lingering consumption which called him to his grave, 19 Jan., 
1819, in the 54th year of his age. 

His children were two sons and two daughters, viz.: 

I. Silas, who died under one year of age. 2. Lydia, born in 1788; married John 
Clark. 3. Rejoice, born in 1792; married James E, Horton, son of Capt. James 
Horton and Elizabeth Milliken. 4. Barnabas Bailey, born 2 June, 1797 ; married 
Hannah Reeves." — Letter of B. Baitey Horton. 

I. WiLLiAxM, son of Dea. William Horton and Mehetabel Wells (Wi/- 
lia7n, Jonathan /.), born at Southold, about 1732. ''We have always 
heard him spoken of as 'Uncle ' William. He was a large landholder 
— owned and occupied the old house in which I was born. It was 
taken down in 1854, and the house in which my father, Joseph Haz- 
zard Horton, now lives, was erected upon its site. It was built by his 
grandfather, son of Jonathan I. He was thrice married, i. to Patience 
CoRWiN ; 2. Martha Gardiner, a very pious lady. She was confined 
to her bed a long time by sickness, previous to her death, and by her 
request, the Rev. Elam Potter prepared her funeral sermon, and read 
it to her previous to her death, which occurred in 1792 ; married 3. 
Mary Goldsmith. 

"He occupied the east side of the old house, my grandfather, David 
Horton, the west side. My grandfather took the farm, and cared for 
' Uncle ' William's mother, who lived to be very aged. He always 
lived in good style, and kept several slaves. His third wife had the 
first woolen carpet ever known in that vicinity. A good stock 
of liquors was always found upon his board, and he allowed no wood 
except hickory to be used for fuel. 

"He was a gentleman who always rode in his chaise, and spent 
much of his time in fishing and other amusements, and the ' William 
Horton Rock,' one of his most frequent fishing points, is famous 
to this day. He died without issue. His third wife survived him, 
and after his death she sold ' Tom ' for $100, and ' Hagar ' for ^70. 
She married Josiah Vail — lived happily for many years in the cottage 
a little west of the old Barnabas Horton Homestead." — Letter of D. 
P. Horton, 1S72. 

I. Dea. John Budd, son of Jonathan Horton and Mary Budd 
{Dea. ya?nes, yonathan /.), born in Goshen, 19 August, 1762; mar- 

188 F^ffJi Ge7ieraiion. — -Jonathan I. 

ried in 1796, to Hannah Webb, born in 1776. She died 22 Jan., 
1835. He died 22 Jan., 1841. They were pious people, much 
esteemed by those who knew them. He was for many years a respected 
Deacon of the Presbyterian Church of Goshen. 
Children, all born in Goshen : 

I. Elizabeth Webb, born 29 Dec, 1797; died unmarried. 2. Sarah Ann, born 
24 Dec, 1799; unmarried. 3. Spencer, born 12 Nov., 1801 ; married Emily Lewis. 
4. Mary, born 5 Sept., 1803; unmarried. 5. James, bom 17 Dec, 1805; married 
Mai-y G. Cummins; moved to Iowa. 6. Abigail, bom 23 Nov., 1807; unmarried. 
7. Susan M., born 8 Jan., 181 1 ; unmarried. 8. Silas, born 14 May, 1813 ; married 
Mary A. C. Thompson ; she died. 

I. Dea. Ezra, son of Rev. Ezra Horton and Mary Hempstead 
{Dea. yames, J^onathan /.), born in Union, Conn., 12 April, 1761 j 
married 15 May, 1785, Olive May, daughter of Nehemiah May, 
of Holland, Mass., and Anna Lyon, of Woodstock, Conn., and born 
in Holland, Mass., about 1787. He died 31 May, 1848. She died 15 
March, 1833, — both buried in Union Cemetery. 

Children, all born in Union: 

I. Thomas, born 8 Oct., 1786; died, unmarried, by drowning in Lake Erie, at 
Erie, Pa., in 1836. 2. Erastus, born 6 Oct., 1787; married Tryphena Burleigh. 3. 
Philena, born 12 June, 1789; married Salmon Strong. 4. Gurdon, born 24 Feb., 
179I ; married Lucy Davidson. 5. Lucinda, born 28 August, 1 792; married Alfred 
Moore. 6. Ezra, born 12 June, 1794; married Lucy Shepherd. 7. Norman, born 
5 Dec, 1795; niarried Esther Griggs. 8. Chauncey, born 13 May, 1797; married 
Amanda Chaffee. 9. Mary, born 17 Oct., 1 798; married Elijah Kinney. lO. 
Joseph, born 16 Feb., 1799; died 27 March, iSoo. 11. Almira, born 27 April, 
1801; married Dwight Foster. 12. Eli, born 6 May, I S03 ; married Catharine E. 
Ellsworth. 13. Olive, born i April, 1805; married Elbert Foster. 14. Laurens, 
born 21 March, 1807; niarried I. Almira Coe ; 2. Laura Bennet. 15. Fidelia, born 
5 Jan., 1809; mariied Thomas Moore. 

n. Anna, daugliter of Rev. Ezra Horton and Mary Hempstead, 
born 13 April, 1763 ; married 30 Jan., 1783, Robert Lawson, Esq., 
son of Capt. Thomas Lawson, of Union, and born at Union, 11 Jan., 
1759. He died 19 April, 1835. She died 14 Dec, 1841. 

Children, all born in Union : 

I. Margaret, born 3 Dec, 17S3; married Nathan Howard, of Stockbridge, Mass. 
2. Susannah, born 3 June, 1786; died 8 Feb., 1857. 3. Paul, bom 31 March, 1789; 
married Lydia Holman, 9 Dec, 1824; died 27 Sept., 1871. 4. Phebe, born 12 
Feb., 1792; married Lyman Moore, 31 May, 1S27 ; died 3 April, 1868. S.Ira, 
born 4 July, 1796; married I. Amy Remmington; 2. Anna Bartlett. 6. David, born 
8 July, 1800; married Polly Corbin, at Woodstock, 17 Nov., 1844. 7. Esther, born 

Sixth Gejieration. — -Jonathaii I. 189 

14 March, 1803; married John Moore, 28 Nov., 1827. And 8. Mary, l)orn 14 
March, 1803 ; married Roswell Blodgett, 19 July, 1857. 

III. Mary, daughter of Rev. Ezra Horton and Mary Hempstead, 
born 24 Dec, 1768; married 28 May, 1795, Rev. Calvin Ingals, 
of West Stafford, Conn., and born at Pomfret, Conn., 22 Nov., 

Children : 

I. Catherine, born at Union, 12 June, 1796; married William Thompson, 
I Dec, 1815. 2. Mary, born at West Stafford, 11 June, 1800; married Mile 
Knight, 17 May, 1824. 

VII. William, son of Silas Horton and Mary Bull {Dea. J^ames, 
Jonathan /.j, born in Goshen, 2 July, 1771 ; married 21 Dec, 1793, 
Phebe Rumsey, born 12 March, 1768. 

Children, all born in Goshen, N. Y.: 

I. Sarah, born 12 Oct., 1794; died 15 August, 1795. 2. Dr. William, born 16 
May, 1796; married Maria Ryneck. 3. Margaret, born 4 Oct., 1797; died 15 Jan., 
1817. 4. Charlotte, born 31 Oct., 1807; married Dr. Jerome Welles. Their 
- children all died young. 

Sixth Generation. — Jonathan I. 

II. Erastus, son of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May {Rev. Ezra, 
Dea. ya7nes, Jonathan /.), born in Union, Ct., 7 Oct., 1787 ; mar- 
ried in Union, 28 April, 1808, by Samuel Crawford, Esq., to Try- 
phena Burleigh, daughter of Jacob Burleigh and Lucy Laflin, and 
born in Union; 25 March, 1788. 

Children : 

I. Almyra Minerva, born in Union, I June, 1809; married Anson Ranney. 2. 
Mary Emily, born in Union, 19 July, 181 1 ; married Henry Francisco. 3. Alonzo 
Erastus, born in Union, 24 Oct., 1813; married I. Sally Millington Wright; 2. 
Sarah Babe. 4. Ezra, born at Augusta, N. Y., 12 Feb., 1816 ; married. 5. Nelson 
Burleigh, bi^rn at Smithfield, N. Y,, 27 March, 1818; died in Wisconsin, 1858. 6. 
Thomas de Lafayette, born at New Haven, N. Y., 16 Dec., 1824; died in 
Wisconsin, 17 Sept., 1850. 7. Lucy Jane, born at Scriba, N. Y., 7 April, 1835; 
married W. W. Bowers, Esq. 

Erastus Horton moved, in 1815, to Oneida, N. Y.; thence, in 1832, 
to Scriba, N. Y., and next, in 1841, to Oakland, Jefferson Co., Wis., 

190 Sixth Generation. — "yonathan I. 

and finally to San Diego, CaL, where he and his wife both died, the 
latter 5 March, 1873, ^^^ former 19 Feb., 1875. 

Jacob Burleigh, son of John Burleigh, was born in Union, 5 June, 
1756. John Burleigh was the first settler in Union ; came there as 
early as 1732. The family originally came from England. Lucy 
Laflin was the daughter of John Laflin and Susanna Galbraith, and 
born 2 Feb.. 1762. John Laflin came from Stowe, Mass., and 
bought land in Union, Ct., 9 Sept., 1740. — See Town Record of 
Deeds, I. Vol., page 146. John Burleigh (Burley) is said to have 
emigrated to this country with Gov. Belcher, of Mass., about 1740, 
when he was 14 years old. — See Obituary Records of Yale College, 
i86j. The Burleighs were connected by marriage with Gov. William 
Bradford, of Mass., and many of them are celebrated as writers and 

William H. Burleigh, the poet and editor, and Charles C. Burleigh, 
the eloquent anti-slavery and temperance lecturer, are known through- 
out the country. 

in. Philena, daughter of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, 
born 12 June, 1789; married 9 Jan., 1812, Salmon Strong, Esq., of 
Augusta, N. Y., son of Alexander Strong, and born at Union, i 
March, 17S4. 

Children : 

I. Salmon, born at Union, 25 Oct., 1S12; died iS Jan., 1834. 2. Philena, born at 
Augusta, N. Y., 14 Sept., 1S15; married Oliver Frank Ranney, Nov. 9, 1S36, and died 
without issue, 17 Sept., 1S38. 3. Alvin, bom 14 Feb., 1S17; married Persis S. A. 
Powers, May, 1S38; died 5 Nov., 1866; she was killed by a horse running away, in 
1875. 4. Olive Adelpha, born 7 March, 1S21 ; died 14 April, 1842; unmarried. 5. 
Abigail, born 4 June, 1S24; married Sept. i, 1S48, Oliver Brown Kinne; she died. 
6. Julius Alexander, born 20 Nov., 1826; married 8 April, 1849, Caroline Miranda 
Powers, daughter of Walter Powers. 7. Warren Groves, born 30 Oct., 1832; mar- 
ried Sept. 22, 1S57, Fanny Smith. 

IV. GuRDON, son of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, born 
24 Feb., 1791 ; married i May, 181 6, Lucv Davidson, of Wales, 

Children : 

I. Roysel, born 31 July, 1819; died 25 Sept., 1820. 2. Theodore Dwight, bom 
3 Aug., 1821 ; died in the hospital, Washington, D. C, 13 March, 1863. 3. Charles 
Riley, born 31 May, 1823; died 10 Sept., 1S30. 4. Herman M., born 23 Feb., 
1825; died 28 Oct., 1825. 5. Olive, born 23 April, 1827; died 27 August, 1830. 

Sixth Gejieration. — -Jonathan I. 191 

6, William Morgan, born 6 July, 1829 ; married Mary Ann Williams. 7. Francis 
G., born 6 July, 1829; died 26 Oct., 1833. (Twins.) 8. Eli, born 23 Nov., 1834; 
resides at Oaks, Wis. 9. Philena, born 22 Aug., 1838 ; married Williams ; lives at 
N. Scriba, N. Y. 

Gurdon Horton resides at a Shaker community, Albany Co., N. Y. 

V. LuciNDA, daughter of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, 
born 28 August, 1792; married 28 Jan., 1819, Alfred Moore, son 
of Thomas Moore, born at Union, 16 Jan., 1796. She died 2 April, 
1845, 2-t Smithfield, Madison Co., N. Y. 

Children : 

I. Alfred Austin, born 26 April, 1820; married Mary McQien; died 21 June, 
1871. 2. Lucinda, born 3 June, 1822; died 6 Oct., 1826. 3. Olive Louisa, born 
25 Sept., 1824; died 16 Oct., 1826. 4. Azubah Louisa, born 25 Sept., 1824; 
(Twins;) married William Baird ; died I Aug., 1857. 5. Thomas, born 20 March, 
1827; died 20 July, 1828. 6. Lucinda, born 2 Dec, 1828; died 8 August, 1830. 
6. Ezra Horton, born 1 1 June, 1835 ; died 2 June, 1836. 

VI. Ezra, son of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, born 12 
June, 1794; married Lucy Shepherd, daughter of Whitmore Shep- 
herd, of Hartford, Conn., and born 18 March, 1822. 

Children, all born in Union, where he resides : 

I. Jared, born 18 Jan., 1822; married Harriet Louisa Tredeau. 2. Helen, born 
5 August, 1823; married I Dec, 1843, Orrin Morse. 3. Thomas, born 4 May, 
1825 ; married 22 April, 1850, Delight Wales. 4. Edwin, born in 1826; died 
in infancy. 5. Elvira, bom 30 July, 1828; married 27 Jan., 1851, Thomas P. 
Leonard. 6. Edward Haskell, born 27 July, 1830; died 24 Dec, 1834. 7. Ezra 
Mason, boi-n 3 June, 1832; married 2 August, 1859, Jane Bartlett. 8. Charles, 
born 3 July, 1834; married 23 March, 1859, Jane Frances Percy. 9. Olive, born 
27 June, 1836; married lo April, i860, Joseph R. Langdon. 10. William Har- 
rison, burn 10 Oct., 1837; married 13 Feb., I066, Armena Corbin ; resides 
at Putnnm, Ct.; no children. II. Robert Bruce, born 13 Oct., 1843; niarried 
8 Nov., 1865, Mary E. Coon, daughter of Isaac Coon and Sabrina Hall; no 

Vn. Norman, son of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, born 
5 Dec, 1795; married 27 Nov.^ 1823, Esther Griggs, daughter of 
Elisha Griggs, and born 13 Jan., 1800, in Union. 

Children : 

I. Harriet, born at Union, 22 August, 1824 ; married William Barron ; died at 
Koskonong, Wis., 3 Sept., 1855. 2. Carlo, born at Union, 13 Feb., 1826; died at 
Koskonong, Wis., 3 Nov., 1846. 3. Norman Sanford, born at Union, 17 April, 

192 Sixth Generation. — -Jonathan I. 

1828; married 25 Dec, 1855, Lucy Lewis. 4. EUsha Griggs, born at Stockbridge, 
N. Y., 20 August, 1830; married Harriet Rawson. 5. Ezra, born at Stockbridge, 
N. Y., 13 August, 1832; died 21 April, 1862. 6. Esther Ann, born at Stockbridge,, 
N. Y., 26 July, 1836 ; married 15 Nov., i860, Frank Belong. 7. Sarah L., born at 
Stockbridge, N. Y., 6 Feb., 1839. 8. Malvin M., born at Koskonong, \Vis., 13 
May, 1843; married 24 Dec, 1863, Sophronia Cheesebro. 9. Charlotte, born 
at Koskonong, 9 May, 1846; married 6 April, 1866, Charles Wilby. 

Norman Horton resides at Cold Spring, Wis. 

VIII. Chaunxey, son of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, 
born 13 May, 1797; married 30 Sept., 1824, Amanda Chaffee, 
daughter of Amos Chaffee, of Ashford, Conn., and Eunice Cummings, 
and born 4 July, 1801. 

Children : 

I. Sophronia, born at Ashford, Ct., 5 Jan., 1826; married 17 May, 1849, John 
J. Carver. 2. Almira Amanda, born in Ashford, Ct., 20 Jan., 1828; married 
18 Oct., 1849, H. A. Coolidge; she died in the Spring of 1875. 3- Emeline 
born at Ashford, 22 Sept., 1829; maiTied 8 March, 1854, Giles B. Cleveland. 4. Mary 
Ann, born at Ashford, I Feb., 1831 ; married 16 May, 1854, Rev. R. H. Clark. 5 
Cynthia Malvina, born at Stockbridge, 22 Feb., 1833; married 3 Sept., 1857, Justus 
Williams. 6. Chauncey Chaffee, born at Stockbridge, 24 March, 1S35; married Eliza- 
beth Ilurlburt; died 24 July, 1870. 7. Hai-vey L., born at Stockbridge, 26 April, 1837 % 
married 18 Oct., 1866, Clarissa Chapman, born at Smyrna, Chenango Co., N. Y.; 
no children. 8. Eunice Angelina, born at Stockbridge, 30 Sept., 1839; died 4 Feb., 
1841. 9. Gerrit Smith, born at Stockbridge, 9 Sept., 1841 ; died 3 Sept., 1848. 

Chauncey Horton died 15 Sept., 1848, at Stockbridge, Madison 
Co., N. Y. 

IX. Mary, daughter of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, 
born at Union, Ct., 17 Oct., 1798; married 31 May, 1821, at 
Union, Elijah Kinney, son of Eleazar Kinney, of Union, and born 25 
May, 1797. 

Children, all^born at Union: 

I. Elisha Edwin, born 25 Sept., 1822 ; died 27 March, 1828. 2. Mary Olive, 
born 12 Dec, 1823; died at Ft. Atkinson, Wis., 6 June, 1859. 3. ILxrrison 
born 7 July, 1825; resides at Salem, Wis. 4. Eli Edwin, born 20 July, 1827; 
resides at Salem, Wis. 5. Decatur, born 30 Oct., 1S30; died 18 Sept., 1832. 6. 
Fidelia, born in Madison Co., N. Y., 25 Jan., 1834; married at Ft. Atkinson, Wis., 
2 Sept., 1861, by Rev. D. C. Curtis, to Joseph Aland Shepherd, son of 
James Shepherd and Elizabeth Joyce, and bom in Meiksham, England, 19 June, 
1827. They reside in San Diego, Cal., and he is a lawyer, and also, the 
accomplished and very competent clerk and lx)okkeeper of A. E. Horton, Esq., of 
San Diego, Cal. 

Sixth Generatio7i. — Jonathan I. 193 

XI. Almira, daughter of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, 
born at Union, 27 April, t8oi; married at Stockbridge, N. Y., 31 
March, 1825, Dwight Foster, of Ft. Atkinson, Wis., and born 
at Union, Ct., 16 April, 1801 ; died 8 Feh(., 1870; son of Edward 
Foster, a lineal descendant of Samuel Foster and his wife Esther, 
who came from England to Winham, Mass., as early as 164S.' 

Children : 

I. Alvin, l)orn 31 July, 1828; died 8 Oct., 1846. 2. Celeste, boin 21 August, 
1834; married 28 May, 1857, Henry Southwell. 

XII. Eli, son of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, born at 
Union, Ct., 6 T^Iay, 1803; married Katherine E. Ellsworth, 
of East Windsor, Ct., daughter of Stoddard Ellsworth and Clarissa 

Stoddard Ellsworth was a lineal descendant of Josiah Ellsworth, 
of Windsor, son of John Ellsworth, who was a resident of Windsor as 
early as 1646. 

Children, all born at Stafford, Conn.: 

I. Stoddard Ellsworth, born 31 March, 1833; married Fanny C.Chase. 2. 
Anna Ellsworth, born 17 Sept., 1835. 3. Katie Elsie, born 6 Jan., 1837; married 
Ezra B. Bailey, of Franklin, Ct. 4. Eli, born 24 August, 1839; died at Stafford, 
3 March, 1 84 1. 

Eli Horton settled at Stafford, Ct., remained there till ; then 

moved to Windsor Locks, where he now resides. His life has been 
characterized by industry, economy and strict integrity. He has been 
an active business man, — become wealthy, and has always shared 
largely the respect and esteem of his fellow-men. 

He was the inventor of an unproved chuck for a turning- lathe, which 
he patented, and manufactures at a great profit. He also invented a 
machine for setting pins, for which he secured a patent, and for the 
right, he has been offered $10,000. 

XIII. Olive, daughter of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, 
born at Union, i April, 1805; died 19 April, 1855 , married 30 April, 
1830, Elbert Foster, of Stockbridge, N. Y., son of William Foster, 
Esq., Union, Ct., a descendant of Samuel Foster, of Chelmsford and 
Winham, 1648, and born at Union, 21 Oct., 1805. He died 1874. 

Children : 

I. Olive Lorinda, born 7 May, 1831 ; died 30 May, 1835. 2. Elbert Judson, born 

194 Sixth Generation. — -Jonathan I. 

3 Oct., 1834; died 30 March, 1836, 3. Edward Burke, born 31 Dec, 1837; 
unmarried; lives at the old homestead. 4. Olive Adelphia, born 10 May, 1842* 
married William G. Potter, of Anaheim, Los Angeles Co., Cal. 

XIV. Laurens, son of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, 
born at Union, 21 March, 1807; moved to Smithfield, N. Y., in 
1825, and to Oswego, N. Y., in 1832 ; married 1. 11 June, 1834, 
Almira Coe, daughter of Albert Coe, of Scriba, N. Y. She died 21 
June, 1842. He married 2. Laura Bennet, of Kingston, Canada, 
who died 5 July, 1867. 

He had two children by his ist wife ; 4 by his 2d wife : 

I. Emily, born at Scriba, N. Y., 21 May, 1835. 2. William Henr)', born 
at Smithfield, N. Y., 12 Feb., 1840; lives in San Francisco, Cal; unmarried; 
now in company with W. W. Bowers in the Bee business, 3. Almira, born 
at Oswego, N. Y., 8 March, 1850. 4. Alvin, born at Oswego, N. Y., i April, 1853, 
died 8 May, 1855. 5. Nora, born at Oswego, N. Y., 2"] August, 1857. 6. Celia, 
born 8 Sept., 1861 ; died 20 Sept., 1S63. 

XV. Fidelia, daughter of Dea. Ezra Horton and Olive May, 
born at Union, Ct., 5 Jan., 1809; married at Smithfield, N. Y., 15 
Sept., 1835, Thomas Moore, of Smithfield, N. Y., son of Thomas 
Moore, of Union, Ct., and born at Union, Ct., 6 Oct., 1806; died at 
Smithfield, N. Y., 5 July, 1853. She died 13 June, 1844. 

Children, born at Smitlifield : 

I. Florill\, born 10 July, 1S36; miriied Ktv, Gordon Moore, son of Dr. James 
Moore, of Stockbridge, N. Y. 2. Franklin, bora 3 Nov., 1S43; married 28 June, 
1870, Mary M. Clark. 

n. Dr. William, son of Wm. Hcjrton and Phebe Rumsey {Silas, 
Dea. JameSy Jonathan /. j, born in Goshen, N. Y., 16 May, 1796; 
died in Goshen, at the age of 47 years. He married 9 April, 181 7, 
Maria Ryneck, of Schenectady. 

Children, all born in Goshen : 

I. Silas Ryneck. 2. Eugene. 3. William. 4. Egbert, died young. 5. Emily, 
married J. J. Dobson. 6. Margaret, married S. \V. Teddel. 7. Charlotte, married 
Jesse E. Mofflit. S. Gertrude, married Brown C. Ward. 

At the age of iS the Doctor entered the junior class at Union Col- 
lege, and he was soon distinguished for his close application to his stu- 
dies and strict regard for integrity. After his collegiate course, he 
studied medicine, and attended medical lectures in the medical depart- 
ment of the University of New York, during the palmy days of 

Sixth Gene7 ation. — Jonathan I. 195 

Mitchell and Hosack, and like these eminent teachers, he cultivated a 
taste for patient, cautious and bold investigation, which afterwards 
made him so distinguished and successful in the medical profession. 

He commenced the practice of medicine at the residence of his 
father;, and he soon possessed the confidence of the people and secured 
a large practice. He afterwards moved to the village of Goshen, and 
soon became a prominent man among his medical brethren, and, 
though young, he was nevertheless called upon to perform all the diffi- 
cult and grave surgical operations occurring in the village, and also in 
the surrounding country. He was a good surgeon, but he was still 
more celebrated as a physician. By his skill and honorable bearing, 
he early secured the confidence of his medical brethren, and he was 
frequently called in consultation with the aged and experienced phy- 
sicians of his day. He was remarkably successful in the treatment of 
fevers, carefully studying their pathology at the bedside, and also by 
post-mortem examinations, and in his views he was greatly in advance 
of the profession of his day. He prepared with great labor a work on 
fevers, but never published it. His pamphlet on Dysentery, and his 
Geological Reports, are his only published works, and these are suffi- 
cient to establish his reputation as a profound thinker and a clear and 
powerful writer. 

At the bedside he was cheerful, affectionate and soothing, and 
always dignified. In his intercourse with his medical brethren he was 
always honorable, and in harmony with the code of medical ethics. 

In the midst of his career of usefulness as a physician, he turned his 
attention to the study of botany, mineralogy and geology, and soon 
became one of the most noted men of his day in these sciences. His 
great delight in these studies led him, at the age of 37, to relinquish 
the practice of medicine and devote himself wholly to these sciences^ 
and had he lived a few days longer, he would have published a large 
work on these subjects. The Doctor was also fond of archaeological 
lore, and he was the first to attempt a genealogical history of the 
descendants of our old progenitor, Barnabas, of 1640. The old Hor- 
ton roll of names and lineage which he got up some 60 years ago, was 
kindly furnished me by his son. Dr. William Horton, of Craigville, 
N. Y., and has rendered me valuable assistance in compiling the 

Dr. Horton was always rigidly moral, and never sacrificed principle 
to expediency. He had early been taught to respect the teachings of 
the Bible, and towards the close of his life he was lead, with a child- 
like faith, to believe the doctrine of salvation by grace, and to pub- 
licly give himself to the Saviour, wondering and regretting that he had 

196 Sixth Generation. — -Jonathan I. 

so long remained ignorant of the beauty, simplicity and sublimity of 
the Gospel scheme of salvation. Thus he died, in hope of a glorious 

IV. Barnabas Bailey, son of Dea. Jonathan Horton and Bethia 
Hallock (Capt. Bar?tabas, Dea. yafnes, J^onathan /.), born in 
Southold, 2 June, 1797; married 22 January, 1824, by Rev. Lathrop 
Thompson, to Hannah Reeves, daughter of Benjamin Reeves . and 
Anna Corey^ and born in Southold, 4 Dec, 1799. They reside in 
Cutchogue, L. I., are very piouS; intelligent, worthy people — esteemed 
members of the Presbyterian Church of Southold — and he has given 
much valuable information in regard to his branch of the family. 

Children, all born in Cutchogue: 

I. Jonathan Edwards, born 25 Dec, 1S24; dedicated in baptism 30 Dec, 1824, 
and died 31st of same month. 2. Susan Evangelia, born 26 Feb., 1826; married 
Henry E. Wells, of Greenport. 3. Andrew Philo, born 21 Sept., 1827; resides at 
Mattituck, L. I. 4. Isabella Graham, born 19 Sept., 1S31 ; married Henry Egbert 

I. Benjamin Hull, son of Col. Benjamin Horton and Melietabel 
Osborn {^Capt. Barnabas, Dea. yatnes, Jonathan I.), born 10 July, 
1782; married 14 Oct., 1802, Abigail Booth, born in Southold, in 
1784. He was drowned in Plumb Creek, 16 Dec, 1810. 

Children, all born in Southold: 

I. Philander, born 9 Aug., 1S03; died young. 2. Helen, born 18 June, 1805 ; 
married Cartwright. 3. Benjamin, born 2 March, 1807; died young. 4. Orange 
Hull, born 9 June, 1808; married Elmira Houston. 5. Benjamin Hull, born 28 
July, 1810; mairied Phel)e West. 

HI. Osborn, son of Col. Benjamin Horton and Mehetabel Osborn, 
born in Southold, 5 Oct, 17S7; married in 181 2, Sally Philips. 
Children : 

I. Mary Elizabeth. 2. Benjamin. 3. Theodore King. 

IV. James Reeves, son of Col. Benjamin Horton and Harmony 
Reeves (2d wife^, born in Southold, 2 July, 1789; married Amy 
Philips, daughter of Samuel Philips and Mary Corwin. He was long 
a magistrate, and a prominent man in Southold. 


I. Eydia Rogers, married Franklin H. Overton. ^. Lydia, married J. Halsey 
Tuthill. 3. James. 4. George. 5. Fanny, married Oscar L. Case. 6. Benjamin 
Franklin, married Ann Eliza Hc-rtwn. 

Sixth Generation. — Jonathan I. 197 

VI. Salter Storrs, son of Col. Benjamin Horton and Harmony- 
Reeves, born in Southold, 12 Nov., 1792; married 18 Jan., 1823, by 
Rev. Nath'l Huntting, to Harriet Case, daughter of Moses Case and 
Lydia Goldsmith, and born in Southold, about 1794. He died 15 
May, 1846. She perished on the Golden Gate, which was burned on 
the Pacific, 27 July, 1862. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Salter Storrs, born 10 Nov., 1825; went to California about 1849; ^i^^ 24 June, 
1855. 2. Emma Harriet, born 5 Dec, 1S27 ; married Dr. Frank Tuthill. She was 
assistant editor of the New York Times for some years — went to California, became 
wealthy, and she is now (1874) in Europe, educating her daughter Anna. 3. Sarah 
Elizabeth, born 8 March, 1830 ; married Blakey ; resides in California. 4. Jerusha 
Wickham, born 3 July, 1834. She is a teacher in Brooklyn, N. Y. 5. Josephine 
L., born 16 Dec, 1838; died 9 Oct., /838. 6. Silas Austin, born 19 April, 1839; 
died in 1857. 7. Henry Wickham, born 29 July, 1841. 

VII. Hon. Silas, son of Col. Benjamin Horton and Harmony 
Reeves, born in Southold, 13 Nov., 1794; married in Southold, 10 
Jan., 1827, by the Rev. Noble Thomas, to Mary Landon, daughter of 
Elijah Landon and Nancy Conklin, and born in Southold, 17 Dec, 
1797. She died 19 Jan., 1872. He is still living. 

He was a member of the Legislature of New York in 1844 — was 
Sheriff of Suffolk Co., N. Y., in 1835. He has always been a promi- 
nent man — is widely known, possesses an unblemished character, and 
commands the respect and esteem of the community. His companion 
was a lady of refinement, intelligence and piety, and her death was 
deeply lamented^ not only by a large circle of relatives and personal 
friends, but by the whole community. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Nancy Landon, born 17 March, 1828; married 8 Jan., 1850, by Rev. }. Hunt- 
ting, to David H. Horton. 2. Martha Virginia, born 4 March, 1829; married 5 
July, 1855, hy Rev. E. Whittaker, to Rev. Carson W. Adams, of Wilmington, Del. 
3. Adaline Bethia, born in 1831 ; died in infancy. 4. Angeline Margaret, born 17 
March, 1833. 5. Mehetabel, born 13 Aug., 1836; married by Re,v. E. Whittaker, 
12 Nov., 1S67, to Geo. W. Dayton, of Southampton, L. I. They reside in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

VIII. Harmony, daughter of Col. Benjamin Horton and Harmony 
Reeves, born in Southold, 12 Sept., 1796. She was a maiden lady, 
greatly distinguished for her hospitality and practical piety. She died 
some vears aofo. 

198 Sixth Ge7ieration. — Tonatlian I. 

IX. Thomas Jefferson, son of Col. Benjamin Horton and Har- 
mony Reeves, born in Southold, 6 Nov., 179S; married in Soiithold, 
29 Jan.^ 1829, by Rev. Jonathan Huntting, to Eliza Davids, daughter 
of Samuel Davids and Nancy Wickham, and born in Southold, 22 
May, 1804. He died 24 June, 1855. She is still living. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Henrietta, born 14 June, 1830. 2. Mary Elizabeth, born II Jan., 1832; mar- 
ried Stuart T. Terry. 3. Henry Davids, died young. 4. Nancy Wickham, bvjrn 20 
Jan., 1839. 5. Henry Davids, born 23 Jan., 1S45; niarried Miriam R. Osborn. 

I. William, son of Micah Horton and Bethia Tuthill ( William, Wil- 
liam, yojiathan /.), born in ]\Iinnisink, 25 Dec, 1757; married 
I. Hannah Crossman ; married 2. about 1791, Elizabeth Masters. 

Children, all born in Minnisink, Orange Co., N. Y.; by his first 
wife : 

I. Julia, born 30 July, 1782 ; died 29 July, 1807. 2. Henry, born 20 Sept., 17S3; 
died 6 May, 1848. 3. Bethia, born 26 Dec, 1784; married Ferguson; moved to 
Pennsylvania; died 24 Feb., i860. 4. Hannah, born 7 Jan., 1786; died unmarried. 

Bv his second wife : 

5. William, born 30 July, 1792; died 20 Sept., 1S06. 6. Susan, born I July, 
1793; unmarried. 7. Elizabeth, l>orn 29 May, 1795; married Howell; died 
12 May, 1863. 8. Mehetahel, born 29 July, 1798; married Joseph Doty ; moved to 
Br ..(Iford Gi., Pa.; died 6 Sept., 1863. 9. Benjamin, born 5 March, 1809; mnnied 
27 August, 1832, Mehitabel Reeves. 

"Elizabeth M;isters was born in Minnisink, 21 March, 1757, then 
a wilderness with but few inhabitants. When she was an infant 
the settlement was attacked by the Indians. The mother, with her 
child in her arms, fled, and made her way to a place of .safety, just 
before being taken by the Indians. Her mother's sister, Mary Wal- 
ling, was seized by them; and killed and scalped. Her grandmother, 
Susan Walling, in making her escape through the swamps, sank in the 
mire and mud. The Indians passed within a few feet of her, but did 
not discover her. She was found by her friends aftc-r tlie Indians left, 
and e.xtrirated almost dead, having remained in the mud almost one 
whole day." — Letter of Henry Albert Horton^ 1^74- 

III. Hector Youngs, son of Capt. James Horton and Elizabeth 
Milliken ( Capt. Barnabas, Dea. James, Jonathan I, , born in South- 
old, 15 March, 17S9 ; married in Southold, 2'^ Nov., 1812, by \^o\. 

Sixth Generatio?i. — -Jonathati I. 199 

Lathrop Thompson, to Dency Tuthill, born 29 Oct., 1791. She was 
a lineal descendant of James Tuthill, brother of John, the Pilgrim, 
He died 6 August, 1825. She died. 
Children, born in Southold : 

I.John Franks, born 15 Dec, 1813; married Phebe Maria Reeves. 2. James 
Edwin, born 15 Jan., 1816; married Jerusha Worth. 

I. Jonathan Goldsmith, son of Capt. Jonathan Horton and Mary 
Goldsmith {Lazarus {Lawrence)^ Jonathan, J o?iathan /.), born at the 
old homestead in Southold, 19 May, 1789 ; married i. in Southold, 9 
Dec, 181 3, by Rev. Jonathan Huntting, to Hannah Brown, daugh- 
ter of James Brown and Rhoda Youngs, and born 25 Nov., 1792 ; 
died 6 Sept., 1822, without issue; married 2. 25 Jan., 1825, by Rev. 
Jonathan Huntting, to Ruth Augusta Terry, daughter of James 
Terry and Mary Booth, and born in Southold, 23 Nov., 1792 ; died 
30 Oct., 1869, childless; married 3. 27 Nov., 1870, by Rev. Ezra 
Youngs, to the widow Bethia Horton Overton Brown, daughter of 
Jonathan Overton and Lydia Rogers, and born 14 Feb., 1804; died 
July, 1872. Her first husband was Samuel Brown, Jr., by whom she 
had David Horton and Lydia Catherine. 

Jonathan Goldsmith Horton died 3 July, 1873, having no issue. 
He lived all his lifetime in the " Old Castle" built by Barnabas I., in 
1660. He was a man of good social disposition, of little business 
capacity, of short, stout make, and rosy complexion. He bequeathed 
the old Homestead to Rev. Mrs. Charles S. William, of Brooklyn, 
who was formerly his foster-daughter Hannah, who married i. Gold- 
smith. Jonathan G. Horton was Drum-Major of the 107th Reg., N. 
Y. Militia, in 1812, and Deputy-Sheriff of Suffolk Co., in 1814. 

III. Rensselaer, son of Capt. Jonathan Horton and Mary Gold- 
smith, born 5 March, 1793; married at Southampton, L. I., 10 
March, 181 4, to Ruth Rachel Halsey, daughter of Moses Halsey and 
Sarah Rogers, and born 1795 ; died 6 May, 1868. 

Children, born at Greenport, L. I.: 

I. Mary Caroline, born 17 July, 1819; married John Calvin Wells; had W. H. 
Harrison Wells; died 14 Jan., 1847. 2. Ruth Elmira Halsey, born 29 May, 1830; 
died 29 August, 1 845. 

Rensselaer Horton is a plain, unassuming man ; member of the 
Presbyterian Church, and possesses good social qualities. He resides 
at Greenport with his daughter, Mrs. S. E. Wells, who is a widow. 

200 Sixth Generation. — -Jonathan I. 

I. David, son of " Good " Jonathan Horton and Mary Case {Dea. 
William, William^ J^onathan I.), born in Southold, about 1777; mar- 
ried about 1795, Mary Case. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Joseph Hazzard, born 25 Jan., 1796; married Mehitabel Horton. 2. William, 
married i. Clara Manny; 2. I>eura Horton, daughter of Joseph Horton. 3. David 
Laurens, married Charlotte Jennings, daughter of Lazarus Jennings. 4. Christiana, 
married Ezra Boisseau. 5. Mary, married Samuel Hutchinson. 6. Julia, married 
Mathew 0.-born. 7. Bethia, married Alvah Stratton Mulford. S. Harriet Newell, 
married Capt. Benjamin Cole. 

in. Spencer, son of Dea. John Budd Horton and Hannah Webb 
(^Jonathan, Dea. James, Jonathan /.), born 12 Nov., iSoi, in Goshen; 
married 27 Feb., 1828, Emily Lewis; died 18 Oct., 1864. 

Children, probably all born in Walikill, Orange Co., N. Y.: 

I. Mary Jane, born 5 Jan., 1829. 2. John William, born 8 August, 1830. 3. 
Hannah Matilda, born 26 May, 1832. 4. James Edwin, born 13 Jan., 1835. 5. 
Amzi Spencer, born in 183S; died 28 August, 1849. 

IV. Bethia, daughter of Thomas Horton and Hannah Moore 
{^Thomas, Dea. James, Jonathan I.), born in Goshen, Orange Co., N. 
Y., 25 Sept., 17S9; married i. Benj.\min C. McClure in 1811; 
married 2. William Dales. 

Cliildren, all by her first husband, and probably all born in 
Hector, N. Y.: 

I. John, l)orn 17 July, iSli; died lo April, 1S62. 2. Oliver Perry, born 
17 Nov., 1S13. 3. Daniel, born 17 Sept., 1S15; died 6 Feb., 1868. 4. Thomas Hor- 
ton, born 16 Oct., 1S17. 5. Almena Cully, born 18 Sept., 1822; died 19 Aug., 1827. 

Under date of Feb. 22d, 1873, *' Aunt " Bethia writes : 

'^ My Dear PViend and Cousin, Dr. Geo. F. Horton : , 

''Yours of the 5th came to hand on the loth inst. I was away 
from home when it came, or I should have replied sooner. I thought 
I would write to-day, and let you hear once more from your old cousin, 
now nearly ?i2i years old 

*' My father's name was Thomas Horton. My mother's maiden 
name was Hannah Moore. My grandfather's name was also Thomas 
Horton. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and he and his 
brother-in-law, Nathan Moore, were taken prisoners when the British 
captured Fort Montgomery, and they were imprisoned in a vessel in 
New York Harbor, called *a prison ship.' I never heard any other 

Seventh Generatioii. — -Jo7iathan I. 201 

name for it. In that prison, by hard treatment and starvation, they 
were reduced so low that when set at liberty they both died before 
they got home. There were several other prisoners on that prison 
ship who lost their lives by the same cruel treatment. 

''My father had ten children — 4 sons and 6 daughters — all lived 
to be heads of families. I have often heard my father speak of a cer- 
tain cup with the name of a bank on it, where a large sum of money 
was left by his father. When that cup was taken to the bank they 
could draw money. He said the cup was lost and how much money 
with it he did not know." 

Seventh Generation. — Jonathan I. 

I. Joseph Hazzard, son of David Horton and Mary Case {^^Good" 
Jonathan, Dea. IVitliam, JVitliani, Jonathaft I.), born in Southold, 25 
Jan., 1796; married 28 Nov., 1816, by the Rev. Jonathan Huntting, to 
Mehitabel Horton, daughter of Jonathan Horton and Mary Gold- 
smith, and born in Southold, 17 June, 1796. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Orinda McGee, born 20 Feb., 1816. 2. Jonathan Azariah, born 7 April, 1 82 1. 
3. David Philander, born 31 Aug., 1827. 4. Martha Day, born 10 Oct., 1836 ; mar- 
ried Jonathan Horton Boisseau. 

Mr. J. H. Horton is well preserved — still active upon his farm — 
very industrious, and always temperate. He and his family are 
esteemed members of the Presbyterian Church. 

Benjamin, son of William Horton and Elizabeth Marsters ( William^ 
William, Joiiathaii /.), born in iSIinnisink, 5 March, 1809; married 
27 Aug., 1832, to Mehitabel Reeves, born 12 Jan., 1803. 

Children, probably born in Minnisink, Orange Co., N. Y.: 

I. Susan, born 13 May, 1823; died 24 June, 1825. 2. William, born 20 Feb., 
1S25 ; married 16 Nov., 1844., to Emeline S. Clark. 3. Charles W., born 9 May, 
1S27 ; married 13 Jan., 1869, to Elizabeth E. Post, of Wawaganda, N. Y. 4. How- 
ell Reeve, born 24 Sept., 1829; married Julia Knapp. 5. Henry Albert, born 29 
Aug., 1832 ; married Fanny Owens. 6. Mary Elizabeth, born 27 Oct., 1835; mar- 
ried Floyd Halstead; 2. Isaac Andrews. 

V. Ezra, son of Thomas Horton and Anna Cully (Thomas, 
Thomas, Dea. J^ames, ^Jonathan /.), born in New York in 1818; 
married in Clearfield Co., Pa., iS Jan.. 1841, by the Rev. Mr. Chap- 

202 Seventh Generation. — -Jonathan I. 

man, to Eliza Weaver, daughter of John Weaver and Ruth Zimmer- 
man, and born in 1820. 

Mr. Horton was a farmer and a mason, and resided in Banks 
Township, Indiana Co., Pa., where his children were born, and where 
his widow now resides. He died 31 Oct., 1852. 


I. Samantha Catherine, 2. Sarah Elizabeth. 3. Ruth Ann. 4. Hannah Amanda. 
5. Happylonia Amelia. 6. John F. 

VI. Justus Elbert, son of Justus Horton and Nancy Conklin 
{^y^ustus, Baj'nabas Biirnette, Barnabas, "[Jonathan I.), born on 
Shelter Island, Long Island, 8 July, 1816 : married at Southampton, 
L. I., 9 Dec, 1840, by the Rev. Hugh N. Wilson, to Sophl\ Halsey, 
daughter of Joshua Halsey and Experience Payne, and born in South- 
ampton, 27 May, 1S09. 

Children : 

I. Nancy Halsey, born in East Hampton, L. T., 29 April, 1S42; died 21 July, 
1845. 2. Charles Henry, born in East Hampton, L. I., 28 Feb., 1844; died 2 Aug., 
1857. 3. Ann Eliza, born at Greenport, L. I., 22 May, 1S46. 4. Schuyler Bogart, 
born at Creenport, L. I., March, 1S49. 

Justus E. Horton resides at Greenport. He is an elder in the Pres- 
byterian Church at Greenport — is a quiet, unassuming and pious man. 
He and his son are undertakers, and dealers in all kinds of household 
furniture, si)ring beds, mattresses, &c., Main Street, Greenport, L. I. 

I. John Franks, son of Hector Youngs Horton and Dency Tut- 
hill ( Capt. y^ames, Capt. Barnabas^ Dea. J^ames, 'Jonathan I.), 
born in Southold, 15 Dec; married in Southold, 19 Nov., 1836, by 
the Rev. Abraham Luce, to Phebe Maria Reeves, daughter of Dea. 
Nathaniel Reeves and Nancy Rogers, and born in Southold, 16 Nov., 

Ch. -'ren : 

I. Nancy Rogers. 2. Sophia Reeves; both died in infancy. 

Mr. J. F. Horton and his wife are pious people — members of the 
Presbyterian Church of Southold, and he is one of the ruling elders of 
the church. 

II. Capt. James Edwin, son of Hector Youngs Horton and Dency 
Tuthill, born in Southold, 15 Jan., 1S16; married in Mattituck, 10 

Seventh Generation. — -Jonathan I. 203 

May, 1848, by Rev. Abraham Luce, to Jerusha Worth, daughter of 
James Worth and Nancy Tooker, and born in Mattituck, 7 Jan., 1820. 
Children, born in Southold : 

I. Theodore Worth, born 7 Oct., 1849. 2. Edwin Willis, born 20 Jan., 1854. 

Capt. Horton commenced a sea-faring life when about 19 years old, 
with Capt. Nathaniel Case, in the ship Triad. With a crew of about 
25 men, they made a voyage of about nine months in the South At- 
lantic Ocean, in latitude 35 to 40°, and longitude 10 to 20°. The 
voyage was prosperous and the business paid well. He afterwards made 
a voyage on the Indian Ocean and South Sea. He followed the busi- 
ness for 13 years, and during that time, he circumnavigated the earth 
four times. It is a remarkable fact that, notwithstanding all the hazard 
and danger of a sea-faring life, they never lost a man by accident or 
sickness. They were all temperate men, and this had much to do 
with their immunity from danger, sickness and death. The Captain 
quaintly remarks that a half gallon demi-john of liquor was not used 
by the whole crew, as a beverage, during any one of their voyages. 
During the time he followed the sea he visited the Sandwich Islands, 
the Society Isles, and also New Zealand. On the island of Owyhee he 
saw the place where Capt. Cook was killed by the natives. 

The last voyage was in 1846-47 and 48, and during this voyage the 
Captain had command of the ship. He took but two gallons of spirits 
with him on that voyage, and part of that he brought back with him. 

The Captain is beautifully situated at Peconic, L. I. — has a beauti- 
ful farm, which he knows how to keep in good order, and his house, 
among the best in the township of Southold, is admirably kept by his 
amiable and accomplished lady, and nearly every room in it is richly 
ornamented with frames and cases of rare, costly and beautiful sea- 
shells, most tastefully arranged, and all done by the delicate hands of 
Mrs. Horton herself. Great skill and persevering effort were required 
to accomplish so much. 

I. Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Osborn Horton and Sally Philips 
{CoL Benja?fiin, Capt. Bar7iabas, Dea. J^ajnes, Jojiathan I.), born 
at West Hampton, L. I., 17 March, 1813 ; married i. 13 Aug., 1833, 
by Rev. Dr. Carroll, of Brooklyn, N. Y. , to Samuel Draper, son of 
Pliny Draper, and born in Pompey, N. Y., 26 Oct., 1808 — had one son, 
viz.: Geo. Horton Draper, born 23 March, 1835. Sam'l Draper died in 
New Orleans, in Aug., 1839. She married 2. in Brooklyn, 25 July, 
1849, by the Rev. M. Jacobus, to John Lewis, son of Benjamin Lewis 

204 Seventh Generation. — -Jonathan I. 

and Cynthia Merritt, and born m Canterbury, Conn., 25 April, 1800. 
They have : 

Osborn Horton Lewis, born in Greenport, L. I., 21 June, 185 1. 

Mr. John Lewis resides in Brooklyn; he was a merchant, but retired 
from business about eight years ago. He is a prominent member of 
Plymouth Church. 

II. Theodore King, son of Osborn Horton and Sally Philips, born 
in Brooklyn, X. Y., 12 Aug., 1819 ; married in Brooklyn, 3 Feb., 
1847, by Rev. Dr. Stone, to Martha Aletta Smith, daughter of 
Isaac N. Smith and Clarissa Talmadge, and born in Ballston, N. Y., 
14 Nov., 1823. 

Children, all born in Brooklyn: 

I. Franklin Munn, born 15 March, 1848. 2. Philip Hallock, born 14 Feb, 1S50. 
3. Talmadge Baker, born 25 Jan., 1852. 4. Benjamin Theodore, born 26 May, 
1856. 5. Grace, born 8 Nov., i860. 6. Howard, born 7 Oct., 1864. 

Mr. T. K. Horton is a first-class merchant in the city of Brooklyn, 
and is doing a large business. He visited Europe a few years ago, and 
when in England he went to Mousely, the birthplace of the old puri- 
tan, Barnabas. But he found no one there who knew anything of the 
ancestry of Barnabas. 

Mr. Horton is distinguished for his business capacity, industry, 
strict integrity and honorable dealing with his fellow men. He is 
highly esteemed as a citizen and Christian gentleman, and is a liberal 
supporter of the Gospel. 

III. BEN7AMIN De Witt, son of Osborn Horton and Sally Philips, 
born in Brooklyn, N. Y., 8 Nov., 1823; married 15 August, 1859, by 
Rev. Dr. Thrall, to Amanda F. Welch, daughter of William Welch, 
of Rockland, Me. Mrs. Horton died 12 Feb., 1S71, leavinfr two 
daujrhters : 


Florence Isabel! and Elizabeth, wht) survived their mother but a few days, the 
former dying the 15th, and the latter the 22d of Feb., 1S71. All died of malignant 
scarlatina, leaving the deeply-afflicted father and one son, viz.: — Frederick Osborn, 
born 4 July, 1S60. 

Mr. Horton married 2. in Brooklyn, 20 June, 1872, by Rev. Dr. 
Dillen. to Lvdia A. Holbrook, daughter of Capt. Samuel Hoi rook, 
of Portland, Maine (a gentleman who weighs only about 300 lbs. i, and 

Seventh Generatio7i. — -Jo7ia1han I. 205 

Catherine Rogers, of Liverpool, England, and born in Rockland, Me., 
8 Feb., 1 85 1. Mr. Horton was formerly a partner in the dry goods 
business of the old-established firm of Horton & Sons, of Brooklyn. 
He retired from business some years ago, and now lives in princely 
style, with his amiable and accomplished young wife in Brooklyn, 223 
Clermont Avenue. She is a member of the Episcopal Church. 

H Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Horton and 
Eliza Davids (^Col. Benjamin, Capt. Barnabas, Dea. James, Jo?ia- 
thafi I.), born in Southold^ 11 Jan., 1832; married in Southold, 26 
June, 1856, by the Rev. Mr. White, to Stuart Tuthill Terry, son 
of Daniel Tuthill Terry and Eunice Case, and born in Southold, 20 
July, 1831. They reside in Southold near Hallock's Landing. They 
are both live members of the Presbyterian Church of Southold, and he 
is one of the ruling elders, and they are both wielding a strong influ- 
ence for Christianity, and command the respect and esteem of the 
community. They own a good farm beautifully situated. Mr. Terry 
is a farmer, doing much of his farm-work himself, but still he finds 
time for study and reading, and for some years past he has been 
engaged in looking up, and collating and compiling the genealogy of 
the descendants of Richard Terry I. He has the work in a good state 
of forwardness, and much of it ready for the press. They have no 

In a recent letter, he says, **I can truly say that I am a descendant 
of Barnabas Horton, the Pilgrim, although I do not bear his name. I 
descend from him thus : 

''L Stuart T. Terry ; D. T. Terry; Esther Tuthill Terry; Christo- 
pher Tuthill ; Henry Tuthill, who married Bethia Horton, grand- 
daughter of Barnabas I., being the 8th Generation. 

'*n. Stuart T. Terry; D. T. Terry; Thomas Terry; Lydia Tuthill, 
daughter of Mehitabel Bradley Horton, who married Deacon Daniel 
Tuthill, and was a daughter^of Capt. Jonathan Horton, son of Barna- 
bas L, 7th Generation. 

''HL Stuart T. Terry; D. T. Terry; Eunice Case Terry; Israel 
Case, who married Zeruiah Horton, daughter of Joshua Horton, son 
of Barnabas I., 7th Generation." 

V. Henry Davids, son of Thomas Jefferson Horton and Eliza 
Davids, born in Southold, 23 Jan., 1845 ; married in New York City, 
28 Dec, 1 868, by Rev. J. C. Annan, to Miriam Reeves Osborn, 

206 Seventh Generation. — Jonathan I. 

daughter of Thomas Osborn and Miriam Reeves^ and born in South- 
oldj about 1847. They reside in Southold, and have — 

I. Thomas Osborn, born 2 June, 1870. 

I. Mehula, daughter of Barnabas Horton and Anna Hawkins [CoL 
Benjamin, Capt. Barnabas, Dea. ya7nes, yo7iatha7i /.), born at Mt. 
Hope, Orange Co., N. Y., 7 April, 1S09 ; married Nathaniel Conk- 
LIN ; reside in Middletown, N. Y., and have — 

I. Charles. 2. De Witt. 3. Robert. 4. Alice. — All born in Middletown. 

X. Frank, son of Barnabas Horton by his 2 wife, Sally Penny, born 
at Mount Hope, 28 Sept., 182S ; married in Brooklyn, N. Y., 21 
Sept., 1854, by Rev. Mr. Lewis, Rector of Trinity Church Brooklyn, 
Sarah Jane Reynolds, daughter of John A. Dayton and Adelia 
Trowbridge, and born in New York City, 21 June, 1S35. 

Children, born in Brooklyn : 

I. Franklin Reynolds, born 17 August, 1S56. 2. and 3. Twins, Edwin and Ella, 
born 27 Oct., 1854. 

Frank has a jewelry store in New York. His residence is in Brook- 
lyn. He is an out-si)oken, intellieent man, apparently in good 

Xn. Gilbert, son of Barnabas Horton and Sally Penny, born at 
Mt. Hope, 22 March, 1S33; married in New York City, 8 March, 
1855, Elizabeth Pardee Perkins, born in Ridgefield, Conn., 19 
May, 1834. 

Children : 

I. Mary Perkins, born in New York, 7 March, 1856. 2. William Robinson, born 
in New York, 19 July, 1S60. 3. Jessie Pardee, born in New York, 12 August,. 
1862. 4. Gilbert La Fayette, born in Elizabeth, N. J., 9 July, 1864. 

They moved to St. Paul, Minn., where his wife and children now 
reside, and where he died 10 Jan., 1S73. ^^ ^^'^'^ '^ blacksmith by 

Xni. Caroline, daughter of Barnabas Horton and Sally Penny, 
born at Mt. Hope, 10 Nov., 1S37 ; married in New York City, 14 
Sept., 1858, by Rev. R. G. Dixon, to Henry Alfred Bradford, of 
New Jersey, son of Judge D. Bradford and Ann Brightwell, and born 
in England in 1830. He died in New Jersey, 7 April, 1866. 

Seventh Generation. — Jonathan /. 207 

Children : 

I. and 2., David and Carrie, twins, born 6 July, 1859, in New Jersey; David 
lived to be thirteen months old; Carrie died twelve hours after her birth. 3. 
David, born 23 Sept., i860. 4. Lizzie, born 30 July, 1862, both in New Jersey. 

Mrs. Bradford, with her children, now resides in Brooklyn. She is 
an intelligent and pious lady, a member of the Presbyterian Church, 
and attending faithfully to the proper training and education of her 

I. Almira Minerva, daughter of Erastus Horton and Tryphena 
Burleigh (^Dea. Ezra, Rev. Ezra, Dea. James, 'Jonathan I.), born 
at Union, Ct., i June, 1809; died 17 March, i860; married about 
1830, Anson Ranney. They have two children: 

Horton and Frances. Horton is now (1875), engaged as Inspector on the 
boundary line of Mexico. 

II. Mary Emily, daughter of Erastus Horton and Tryphena Bur- 
leigh, born at Union, Ct., 19 July, 1811; married at Ft. Atkinson, 
Wis., 5 Jan., 1835, Henry Francisco, son of John Francisco, who 
came from France, and born in Wellstown, Montgomery Co., N. Y., 
20 March, 181 1 ; died 13 April, 1865, at Lake Mills, Wis., where he 
moved in 1845. 

Children, i, 2, 3, and 4 born in Augusta, Oneida Co., N. Y.; 5, 6, 
and 7 born in Oakland, Jefferson Co., Wis.; 8 born at Ft. Atkinson, 

I. Philena Theressa, born 28 Sept., 1837. 2. Henry Alonzo, born 2 Sept., 1839. 
3. Oscar Newton, born 16 Oct., 1841. 4. John Day, born 25 Sept., 1843. 
5. Charles Francis, born 2 Sept., 1S45. 6. Horton Erastus, born 25 Nov., 1848. 
7. San E., born 29 Sept., 1852. 8. Manley Clayton, born 25 Sept., 1858. 

Mrs. Francisco now resides in San Diego, Cal. Her son, Charles 
Francis, married Mary Evelyn Harvey, a niece of Gov. Harvey, of 

III. Alonzo Erastus, son of Erastus Horton and Tryphena Bur- 
leigh, born at Union, Ct., 24 Oct., 1813; married in Jefferson, Wis., 
22 Dec, 1 841, by Charles Rockwell, Esq., to Sally Millington 
Wright, eldest daughter of William Cobb Wright and Sylvia Shelden, 
and born in Russia, Herkimer Co., N. Y., 11 May, 1822. She died 
in Jefferson, Wis., 29 Dec, 1846, leaving ho issue. He married 2. 

208 Seventh Generation. — -Jonatha?i I. 

at Keyport, N. J., 29 July, 1861, by N. J. Beedle, Esq., to Sarah 
Wilson Babe, daughter of Joseph Babe and Margaret Wilson, and 
born at Sing Sing, N. Y., 3 Sept., 1824. They have no children. 

We are indebted to Mr. J. A. Shepherd, of San Diego, for the fol- 
lowing interesting sketch of the life of Mr. A. E. Horton : 


To a person acquainted with this gentleman our introduction would sound unfa- 
miliar. "Here is A. E. Horton, of San Diego," is all that he would allow to be 
said before he would be acquainted with a room-full of strangers. His motto 
is "action," and he has practiced it long and faithfully. He would leave ceremony 
in the lurch to talk business, and never think apology necessary ; and we can think 
of no better rule to follow in writing what we know of him. 

His parents commenced their westward march in 1815, from Union, Ct., when 
Alonzo was two years old. Their home for the next four years was in Stockbridge, 
Madison Co., N. Y. Then a residence of two years in New Haven, Oswego County, 
where the first school lessons were taken under the direction of Miss Patty Woodward. 
When he was eleven years old the family reached the shore of Lake Ontario, in the 
town of Scriba, and moved into their new log-house. 

Then followed a year of muscular as well as mental discipline to the lad Alonzo. 
His father was suddenly bereft of sight by a severe inflammatory attack upon his 
eyes. School was two miles away, and to and fro our student made his morning 
and evening tramps in pursuit of knowledge. But he was the eldest boy of the 
household, and to him after study came toil. His evenings were spent in basket- 
making, which assisted largely in providing for the wants of the family. Thus for 
about a year he bravely essayed to lift the burden from his father's shoulders. 
From that time until he was half through his twenty-first year, he wns first assistant 
wood-chopjier on the home-lot, where they filled Oswego orders for hewed timber. 

He commenced business for himself by purchasing the remaining six months of 
his minority, agreeing; to pay $50 to his father for that purpose. In eight months 
from that time he had been a grocery clerk at $12 a month ; a lake sailor before the 
mast ; and the last half of the time owner and captain of the " Wild Goose," a small 
vessel he had purchased, and put into the wheat trade between Oswego and Cnnada. 
His marine speculation proved quite a profitable one for those days ; he sold out 
and closed business, paid all his obligations, and had $300 in his pocket. During 
the winter of 1834—35 he learned the trade of a cooper, and his specialty for a time 
was flour-barrels. Then the city of Oswego elected him constable, by the largest 
mnjority given to any man on the Whig ticket. The young officer was too kind- 
h'. arted to make his office pay, and he lost all he made in trade by failing to enforce 
payment from poor debtors according to law. Out of office he invested $7 in a con- 
tract for land, and in a month made $336 on the venture. Young Horton had 
another strong point, which was often brought into play in the inevitable wrestling- 
matches incident to town-meetings of long ago. His 130 pounds was a most 
animated and unmanageable load for his largest companions to handle, and 
at " square hold " he was the acknowledged champion of the township. Yet he was 

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Seventh Generation.— Jonat han I. 209 

pronounced a consumptive by Dr. Van Schaick, with the advice "Go West it may 

do you good ; but I think it probable you will not live more than six months." He 
took the doctor's prescription, and went West. 

He landed in Milwaukee, in May, 1836, and soon after was one of a narty of six 
on the trail for the Rock River country. There were no roads, and the best inn to 
be found was to turn in their blankets under an oak tree. But the mosquitoes 
promptly presented bills for their lodgings. After thirty nights camping, they 
reached the cabin of Mr. and Mrs. Janes, the parents of the now lively city of Janes- 
ville. Theirs was the only house, and that about ioxi6 feet in size, but immense in 
hospitality. After partaking of the latter, the party (among whom were the names 
of Churchill, Odell, Ogden and Jewett) continued on until reaching the foot of 
Koskonong Lake, where each one made a quarter-section claim, built a cabin, and 
went back to Milwaukee. One of those claims, at least, was left for another pre- 
emptor, with the cabin thrown in, for Horton was soon too busy to think farther 
about it. Others waited, with hands in pockets, for the appi-oaching land sales • he 
took up the shovel and worked on the new streets. Money was worth too much to be 
wasted by idleness. A working-man always gains more profitable knowledge than 
a loafer. His capital was labor and observation, and out of these were to be 
wrought a fortune. 

Of the two hotels then in the new city, he had selected the Bellevue for his lodcy- 
ings. Two bits a night paid for his share of a room, and his own blankets were bed 
and bedding. His room-mates were sometimes as many as sixteen ; and his rule 
was " early to bed." Two nephews of the Receiver at the Land-Office came in 
one evening full of an important secret which they must talk over. The young fel- 
low who worked on the road was the only one retii-ed, besides themselves, and his 
hearty snoring satisfied them that he was beyond hearing. Their authority was offi- 
cial, so no danger of mistakes. The bills of the Michigan vState Bank and Farmers' 
and Mechanics' Bank would be taken at [lar at the land sales, and consequently 
would be as good as gold, and worth the premium of at least 10 per cent. They 
would quietly gather it in for the occasion. The next day our sleeper was not shovel- 
ing on the street. He was learning the whereabouts of holders of certain styles of 
Michigan currency, and was soon doing a brisk exchange business with his New 
York Safety Fund Savings, amounting to ^300. At night he was in his room, 
happy in the prospective addition to his funds; but there were two other persons 
there who thought they had little success in securing the coveted currency. It was 
unaccountable, for were they not ihe only individuals to whom the secret had been 
imparted ? 

The sales of Government land commenced the following day, and Horton was 
present with his receivable funds. He bought no land, but his money was in imme- 
diate and continuous demand. Many times during the sale he retired to replenish 
his bank stock by exchanging bank notes with numerous parties according to previous 
arrangement. The enterprise was a financial success. Here his quick perception 
did him good service, for he was marked as a prize by a thieving gang. One of 
them formed his acquaintance on the evening of a profitable day, and tried to learn 
his intended movements. Yes, he would soon go to his lodging-place; but that 
night he concluded it would be best for him to remain where he was, and he did so. 
But another young man, about his age, and similarly dressed, was w^aylaid on the 

210 Seventh Generation. — 'yonathan I. 

very route Horton was expected to travel, caught, gagged and carried off to a safe 
place for robbery. In the dark they had captured the wrong man, as his empty 
pockets and the cut of his coat proved on careful examination. 

Thinking the country a safer place, he went out three miles, to where his uncle, 
Dwight Foster, was superintending one of the first saw-mills built m Wisconsin. 
While there another attempt was made to entrap him. One, Robinson, came from 
town to inform him that a man named Johnson would take a named sum for some 
land which he had talked of buying. He must be sharp if the trade was secured, 
and should take his money with him for that reason. Horton promptly decided to 
take more, and quietly deposited a loaded pistol in each pocket of his hunter's coat. 
His caller carried a suspicious-looking hickory cudgel, altogether too cumbersome 
for a cane, and explained that he had been tracking a wild animal, which he hoped 
they could identify by the marks. In a low, marshy place, a little off their road, its 
tracks were most clearly made. Descending to the spot indicated, he urged Horton 
to follow him, and determine what sort of creature had crossed there. Instead of 
complying Horton presented a pistol, told his man if he found no tracks there 
as described, he would shoot him without further notice. The villain was outwitted, 
and preferred returning to town a short distance in advance of the ready weapons 
of his captor. It was ascertained that Johnson knew nothing of the fellow's errand, 
and that the only foot-prints about the miry trap in which Robinson had hoped to 
catch his game, were made by himself. He was next heard of, a few years after- 
wards, in the Iowa penitentiary, committed for horse-stealing. 

Returning to the East Mr. Horton passed the time until 1S40, in various places 
and employments, the last being at St. Mary's with the American Fur Co. His first 
western hofiie was purchased in the town of Oakland, Wis., that year, to which 
locality his father and family followed not long after. In a few months more he 
had established himself matrimonially and hapjnly. Three years engaged in miscel- 
laneous trade, land figuring as the principal item, he became a cattle-dealer. He 
bought his beef in Illinois, did the largest part of the driving, and averaged 
two trips in five weeks. He furnished his cusumiers so satisfactorily in his own and 
adjoining counties, that in one year his original capital of $150 was increased to 
$4,000. In St. Louis he saw profits in land-warrants, and bought sufficient 
to locate 1,500 acres of land. Out of this investment grew the village of Hoiton- 
ville, in Outagamie C«)., Wis. His first town was buried in the woods, and he went 
to work with eight men to cut a four-mile road to his proposed mill-site. By the time 
he had lots to sell, he was sawing lumber with which to improve them. The prices 
and payment for material was of small account with the proprietor. Houses must be 
built, whether settlers had money or not. In a year from the completion of the 
mill, 150 people were living in Horton ville, and at the end of two years sold out the 
remaining property, being $7,188 better for his enterprise. 

In 1851, Mr. Horton went to California for the first time. Mining-stock was his 
first business experience, and it cost him $1,000. It was his last transaction in that 
line also. Spent a few months at mining in El Dorado and Placer Counties, 
and then opened a store at Pilot Hill. There also he devised and constructed a 
ditch 6^ miles in length, purposing to supply the miners with water as well as other 
commodities. At the end of a year he had sold out his water-works and other in- 
terests for 16,500, of which sum he had used ihe larger portion in his improvements. 
Next he was trading in gold-dust on account of Adams' Express Co., realizing 

Seventh Generation. — Jonathan I. 211 

usually $30 a day in commissions^. A day or two before ihe failure of his employers, 
in 1853, a friend suggested to him, that his money remaining in their office at — — , 
might be safer in his own pocket. It was " a word to the wise," and before noon 
the next day he had ridden 30 miles, and much to the dissatisfaction of the agent, 
drawn his money from the safe of the company. His next care was for his friends 
hard at work in the mining-camps and elsewhere. To all whom he could reach he 
gave the hint, and thousands of dollars were secured, by his prompt efforts, to those 
who had earned the money by the hardest of toil. The following day the express 
offices were closed, and payments suspended. He was in capital standing in the 
mining districts where he had operated, and resumed the business with himself for 
banker. He bought at the mines and sold in the towns, often with a profit of $4.50 
per ounce. He was a man of dust, and with his native adroitness, managed to carry 
valuable deposits of the precious article upon his person without a single mishap. 
Sometimes his outer garments would scarcely secure him other than the slightest 
attentions. His landlords were afraid their bills would be unpaid, except his fares 
were collected in advance. He arrived one evening at one of the rough taverns of 
those times, with treasure enough about him to incite the gamblers about him to 
worse crimes for its possession. His good clothes were covered with very dirty over- 
nils and woolen shirt. In calculating Yankee phrase, he interrogated the proprietor 
as to his accommodations for man and beast, and the reasonableness of his charges. 
Card-playing ceased for a time in the general astonishment, then the party shouted 
with laughter at the green chap from Connecticut. They bantered him to play off 
a Yankee trick. He showed them how to eat the mush and milk, which he had 
stipulated for as his supper, and with a yawn of indifference to the jests made at his 
expense, he signified his desire to sleep. The door of his room was without lock or 
bolt, but the landlord laughingly assured his guest, that he would be the last man 
anybody would think of robbing. He awoke next morning from an undisturbed 
sleep, and at breakfast-time was up and dressed. He passed over a small package 
of dust in settlement, which was accepted and pronounced all right. Word was 
sent to the stable, his horse could now be brought out — his bill was paid. 

"Mister, want to buy some more o' that stuff?" 

"Yes;" replying with a surprised look. 

" How much ?" 

"Suppose I can buy a.\\ you have to sell," 

*' Will you treat this 'ere crowd ef you can't ?" 

" Yes, I will, a.ndyeo7i, too." 

Diminutive sacks of dust were handed to the wondering host, and the coin 
counted out in return. By the time $2500 had exchanged hands, the landlord's 
^20-pieces were exhausted, and our Yankee had played the " trick" with a ^250 
pile still in reserve. The laugh came in then louder than the night before; and as 
the glasses were being filled the buyer of gold-dust remarked, irreligiously, that he 
would have robbed the fellow himself if he had known how he was playing him. 

The business was as suitable as profitable to the man, and so well did he manage 
it, that his profits for the last quarter of 1854, were ^looo per month. Another suc- 
cess was in a novel undertaking for those golden days. He went prospecting for 
ice-fields, and finding a favorable situation 25 miles above Georgetown, in El Do- 
rado County, put up 312 tons of the cool mountain product. A few months after- 
wards the speculation returned him eight thousand dollars. 

212 Seventh Generaiion. — -Jonathan I. 

In March, 1856, amoug the passengers on board the steamship Cortez, for Panama, 
was Mr. Horton. Soon after their arrival at the isthmus, the memorable rising of 
the natives took place. The mob would have had easy work in carrying out the 
plan of outrage and plunder, but for the prompt and courageous action of our friend 
and a few of his companions. Among nearly 200 people from the steamer, who 
were dining at the hotel where the attack was made, there were but three with 
fire-arms. The announcement that the rioters were coming, caused a stampede 
from the table to the upper rooms. On bursting into the house, the leading ruffians 
were halted at the stairway by Capt. Horton and his aids, and as the attempt to as- 
cend was made, a few effective shots drove the assailants into the street. Imme- 
diately the reign of terror and bloodshed began. 

" Please, sir, save my father!" was an appeal from a little boy, as he pointed to 
where a swarthy assassin stood taking aim at a defenceless man. The American's 
revolver was leveled and fired just in time to render the other's shot harmless by 
his own fall. Others were protected by the same faithful hand and stern purpose 
as they retreated towards the only place of safety — the American steamer. Arriving 
at the water, the crowd rushed on to a small steam-tug, and but for ihe quick 
thought and bold action of mir leader, would have been overtaken by the pursuing 
mob. He took command, gave his orders to fasten to a lighter near at hand, trans- 
ferred his passengers to the larger craft, and signalled the engineer to start for the 
Cortez. Fortunately, he was obeyed without question, and a more successful trip 
was never made by the Wild Goose and her commander on Lake Ontario ! His 
money loss was some $10,000, but he co\ild count untold gain in the saving of lives, 
and to this day he refers to his participation in those fearful scenes with satisfaction 
not to be calculated in coin. 

On their arrival in New York, Mr. Horton was named by his fellow-passengers 
as the person to proceed to Washington, to make a statement of the occurrences at 
Pan;ima, in response to a call from the authorities to that effect. From that time 
until his marriage in 1S61, he made several journeys between Washington and Wis- 
consin, as a witness in the riot case and a claimant for damage. His testimony was 
important in deciding the demand for reparation made by the United vStates upon 
the Government of New Grenada. His own claim was most strenuously and suc- 
cessfully opposed by -the Spanish commissioner. He had done too much injur)' to 
his peoj^le to have -4/V losses repaid. All other claims were not so objectionable ; 
and as a compromise in the final settlement, the man who deserved a General's 
commission for courage and strategic skill, and liberal pay for the personal risks 
taken in liis defense of American citizens, was stricken from the list of creditors. 

Starting again for the Pacific coast soon after the civil war was began at Sumjtter, 
he included a trip to British Columbia in his travels. At Lewiston, on the Colum- 
bia River, he began to think of the outfit needed for the journey. His effects inven- 
toried one gold pencil, a single-barreled pistol, and $15 cash. To his brother-in-law, 
Mr. Charles Wright, who was one of his traveling companions, and much better 
provided with equipments, he intimated that he must do a little trading h^ioxt. he 
could proceed. In half a day he had exchanged his jewelry and pistol for a pair of 
horses; sold one of them again at a clean profit of $50; paid $15 for a third ; and 
early in the afternoon returned to camp with two good animals, fine revolver, sad- 
dles, blankets, and about $60 in money. Trading was his special success — specula- 
tion invariably a failure. For a distance of 1400 miles through the northern wilder- 

Sevetith Generation. — Jonathan I. 213 

ness, that Lewiston revolver brought clown most of the game upon which the com- 
pany feasted by the way. In the Salmon River country, trees and the feathery snow 
furnished most comfortable bedding. They sold their surplus provisions to a British 
customs officer on the route, at a profit of 66 per cent. At Lytton, they replenished 
their stoci<, and loaded five of their horses with saleable goods. They found a mar- 
ket at Williams' Creek for flour at $i.oo per pound, and for bacon at ^1.25. 

Arriving at the Carriboo mining district, the party bought the " Darkey's Claim." 
It was a rich prospect, and they worked the lead until snow closed the operations, 
taking an ounce of gold from a bucket of dirt. At this time the claim would have 
sold for thousands of dollars. After wintering at Victoria they returned to make 
their fortunes, securing a force of workmen at ^10 a day. After working four feet 
further their riches "jumped " and vanished beyond recovery. Not a hundred feet 
ofif three miners were taking out 75 ounces per day, and others doing equally well. 
But the ''Darkey" had "runout," and the owners accepted $200 for their lost 
treasure. Mining has had no attraction for him to this day. 

When Mr. Horton reached San Francisco again, his financial condition would 
have caused a "panic "in any other man. In capital he was *' broke," but in 
nothing else. Then as now, there were the strength and elasticity of steel in the 
man's spirit and nerves. He first tried a stall in the market; but the dollar a day 
realized caused him to retire from business in a short time. Buying and selling a 
ranch in Rio Vislo concluded his real-estate operations in that part of the State. 
He was a dealer in second-hand furniture in San Francisco, when he first heard San 
Diego discussed as one of the great cities of the future. The value of its harbor and 
climate was the topic of the evening at a private literary gathering where he was 
a frequent listener. What he had heard so impressed itself in his thoughts that 
he could not sleep that night, until he had jumped out of bed, and satisfied his in- 
quistiveness by a careful study of the map of California. The situation seemed 
revealed as a prize especially for him. He determined to secure it, and — slept. 

Here was the opportunity long sought and never despaired of. In three days the 
stock was disposed of, and the store closed. The proceeds were small- — perhaps 
less than $500. No one among his friends could be induced to join him in his vis- 
ionary enterprise. Alone, on the 6th of April, 1867, Mr. Horton reached San Diego. 
It exceeded his expectations, and obstacles in the way of purchase were quickly 
swept aside by his indomitable energy. The few people there were having such a 
quiet time, that they had become indifferent to the charm of office. The first w )rk 
was to get an election called for Trustees, those officers only being empowered to 
sell lands belonging to the city. Candidates were provided and elected. The de- 
sired property was legally advertised and sold, and on the llth day of May follow- 
ing, a deed of some 750 acres was made. Thirty-six cents an acre, and but one bid- 
der I Mr. Horton was the happy purchaser, and little did he care that his invest- 
ment was looked upon by most of the 150 people then in San Diego, as a wild 
expenditure of money. 

The work of advertising the new city was immediately commenced. The tin case 
in which he carried the first map of '' Horton's Addition to San Diego," through the 
streets of San Francisco, is carefully treasured in his office, and could not be bought 
for its weight in gold. Horton was everywhere, and irresistible in glowing dreams 
<:)f the future of his ciiv. ?Iis labors were untirinij from the time he measured off 

214 Seve7itJi Generatioji. — -JonaiJia7i I. 

blocks and lots with a tape-line, and laid out the streets for his workmen to clear 
from cactus and sage-brush, until the winter of 1869— '70, when his sales averaged 
$15,000 a month. From ;^3,ooo in 1867, his receipts increased to nearly $85>ooo 
in 1869. His money built up the place as fast as received, and it is safe to state, 
that 5300,000 have been used by him for that purpose. 

This is but an imperfect sketch of Mr. Horton's business career in San Diego. 
He has richly earned the sobriquet of "Father of the City," and the respect and 
best wishes of his fellow-citizens. His faith and works have been the life of the 
place, when crops failed for want of rain, railroad hopes were delayed, or croakers 
insisted on publishing its death as a certainty. Long may Hcrton live, and great 
the prosperity he may witness in the pet child he has so bravely matured — HIS OWN 
San Diego! 

Ml . Horton is a man of liberal views, and has always been an ardent and practi- 
cal advocate of political and religious freedom. To the poor, both black and white, 
he has been a faithful friend. To-day, an honest man in homespun receives as 
cordial a grasp of his hand, as the man in broadcloth and fine linen. That he has 
the sympathy and respect of the masses of his fellow-citizens, was manifested in a 
most gratifying manner in the vote given him in his county for State Senator, in the 
contest of 1871. His opponent was the Democratic chief of the county, that had 
never before failed to give a large Democratic majority. San Diego honored the 
Republican Horton with a majority of 50, and he only failed in election by the 
adjoining county (forming the balance of the district) voting as usual, largely Dem- 
ocratic. Socially he is a warm-hearted, affable gentleman, true to his friends, and 
watchful of those who play him false. Temperate in his habits, and always active 
in mind and body, his health is as robust, and his personal appearance as young as 
most men at 50 years. Last and best tribute to his character, is the kind care for his 
parents in their heljiless age, and that love for his MOTHER, which to her was the 
deal est and last earthly tie broken in her departure to the better Home. 

VII. Lucy Jane, flaugliter of Erastus Horton and Trypliena Bur- 
leigh, born at SrrFba, N. Y.. 7 A])ril, 1S35; married at Hebron, Jef- 
ferson Co., Wis., about 1*^57, William W. Bowers, Esq., born at 
Whitesboro', N. Y., 20 Oct., 1.^34. They reside in San Diego, Cab 

Cliildren, all born in San Diego : 

I. Grace, born 6 Dec, 1S69. 2. Vine, born 17 July, 1S73. 

Mr. Bowers moved from Whitesboro' to Oakland, Wis., 30 Nov., 
185 1, and thence to San Diego, 30 Sept., i<S69. He is engaged in the 
bee business, which, it is said, jiays remarkably well. 

VI. WiLLLAM Mok(;an, son of Gurdon Horton and Lucy Davidson 
{Dea. Ezra, Rev. Ezra, Dea. Jatucs, Jonathan /. ^ born at Stock- 
bridge, Madison Co., N. Y., 6 July, 1S29. Enlisted 4 Sept., 1861, 
in Co. B.. Sist Reg. N. Y. Volunteers — was honorably discharged 19 
Jan., 1S65. by reason of wounds received in action. He married 8 

Seventh Generatio7i. — -Jonatha?i I. 215 

April, 1848, in Oswego, by the Rev. Dr. Voltair, to Mary Ann Wil- 
liams, daughter of Charles Williams and Ann Kenally. He is now 
living at North Scriba, Oswego Co., N. Y., and is a cooper by occu- 

Children, all born in Oswego Co., N. Y.: 

I. Lucy Jane, born 8 April, 1849. 2. Wm. Henry, born 31 Dec, 1852. 3. Caroline 
Kate, born 7 Sept., 1859. 4. Charles Gurdon, born 5 May, 1861. 5. Anna Mary, 
born 14 May, 1863, 6. Janette, born 8 Aug., 1867. 

I. Jared, son of Ezra Horton and Lucy Shepherd {^Dea. Ezra, Rev. 
Ezra, Dea. James, Jonatha?i I.), born at Hartford, Ct., 18 Jan., 1822; 
moved to Albany, N. Y., in 1840, where he now resides. He is a 
butcher by occupation; married at Albany, 30 Dec, 1847, by Rev. 
Joseph Belnap, to Harriet Tredeau, daughter of Alaxcie Tredeau 
and Sary Ann Percy. 

Children, all born in Albany: 

I. Ezra Tredeau, born 29 Oct., 1850. 2. Clara Ann, born 18 May, 1853. 3. Fred- 
erick, born 16 May, 1855. 4. Alaxcie, born 27 Sept., 1857. 5. Edward Grant, born 
4 Nov., 1866. 6. Harriet Louisa, Ijorn 19 July, 1871. 

n. Helen, daughter of Ezra Horton and Lucy Shepherd, born 5 
Aug., 1823, at Union, Conn.; married at Union, Conn., i Dec, 1843, 
Orrin Morse, of Putnam, Conn., born in Union, Ct., 27 Jan., 1822, 
son of Jedediah Morse, born 14 Sept., 1780, son of Nathan Morse, of 
Ashford, Ct., born at Sturbridge, in 173^, son of David Morse, of 
Sturbridge, born in Medfield, in 1709, son of David Morse, born in 
1683, son of Ezra Morse, born 5 Feb., 1644, the sixth child of John 
Morse, born in England, in 161 1, and had eleven children, who was 
the son of Samuel Morse, of Medfield, the common ancestor of, the 
Morses in New England, who was born in Old England, in 1585. 

Children : 

I. Sanford, born 27 April, 1845; died 14 June, 1845. 2. Helen Jennette, born 9 
June, 1848. 3. Seth Herbert, born 14 May, 1852. 4. Delpha Adela, born 23 July, 

III. Thomas, son of Ezra Horton and Lucy Shepherd, born in 
Union, Ct., 4 May, 1825; married in Union, 29 April, 1850, Delight 
Wales, daughter of Aaron Allen Wales, of Union, who was a lineal 
descendant of Dea. Nathaniel Wales, who came from England in 1635, 
in the ship Ja7nes, of Bristol, a fellow-passenger with Rev. Richard 

Children : 

216 Seventh Generatioft. — Jonathan I. 

I. Emma, born at Union, 2 Aug., 1852; died at Stafford, Ct., i Oct., 1867. 

2. Ellsworth Wales, born at Stafford Springs, 4 Jan., 1862. 

They reside at Stafford Springs. 

V. Elvira, daughter of Ezra Horton and Lucy Shepherd, born in 
Union, 30 July, 1829; married 27 Jan., 1851, Thomas P. Leonard, 
of Putnam, Ct., son of Daniel Leonard, of L'nion, and born 22 Aug., 

Children, born in Putnam : 

I. Ida Elvira, bom 29 April, 1853. 2. Eugene Thomas, born 26 March, 1 857. 

3. Lucy Maria, born 2 Feb., 1861. 

VII. Ezra Mason, son of Ezra Horton and Lucy Shepherd, born 

in Union, 3 June, 1832 ; married in Union, 2 Aug., 1859, Jane Bar- 

TLETT, daughter of Daniel Bartlett and Lucy Paine, and born in Union, 

about 1834. 

Children, all born in L'nion, where he resides: 

I. Balzamond Ma.son, born 15 March, 1S62. 2. Emmons Burr, born 17 Sept., 
1863. 3. Lucy Paine, born li May, 1S65. 4. and 5. (twins,) Mary Percy, born 24 
June, 1S68; died 28 June, 1S70; Martha Priscilla, born 24 June, 1S6S; died 16 
July, 1868. 6. Knowlton Howard, born 16 Aug., 1S71; died 29 June, 1S72. 

VIII. Charles, son of Ezra Horton and Lucy Shepherd, born in 
Union, 3 July, 1S34 : married in Albany, N. Y., it, March, 1859, 

Jane Frances Percy, daughter of John Percy and Eliza Ann . 

and born in Albany; reside in New York Citv. 

Children : 

I. Florence Effie, born in .A.lbany, 4 Ai>ril, i860. 2. Frances Charlena, born in 
Albany, 13 Nov., 1863. 3. John Charles, born in Brooklyn, N. Y., 16 May, 1867. 

IX. Olive, daughter 01 Ezra Horton and Lucy Shepherd, born in 
Union, 27 June, 1S36; married 10 April, i860, Joseph R. Langdon, 
of Woodstock Valley, Ct., born in Yorkshire, Eng., in 1834; died 29 
July. 1S72. 

Children : 

I. Essie E., burn 21 Feb., 1607; died 26 Au^'., 1872. 2. Lucy Evelyn, born 13 
April, 1S70. 

IV. Elisha Griggs, M. D., son of Norman Horton and Esther 
Griggs ^Dea. Ezra, Rev. Ezra, Dca. James, Jonathan /.), born at 





Seventh Generation. — Jonathafi I. 217 

Stock-bridge, N. Y,, 20 Aug., 1830; married i April, 1855, Harriet 
Rawson, daughter of Emery Rawson and Julia Ruggles, and born in 
Linden, Vt., 2 Sept., 1832. ' 

Children, born at Whitewater : 

I. Minnie I., born 9 April, 1S56. 2. Emery Norman, borft 22 June, 1859. 3. Hat- 
tie May, born 2 March, 1870. 

They reside at Whitewater, Wis. The Doctor is a skillful physician, 
doing a fair business. 

VIII. Melvin Morris, son of Norman Horton and Esther Griggs, 
born at Koskonong, Wis., 13 May, 1843; ri'^arried at Koskonong, 24 
Dec, 1863, Sophronia Cheesebro, born at Koskonong, Jan., 1843. 

Children, born at Cold Spring, Wis., where he resides. 

I. Leo Leslie, born i Sept., 1864. 2. Everett Ezra, bom i June, 1867. 

I. Sophronia, daughter of Chauncey Horton and Amanda Chaffee 
(Dea. Ezra, Rev. Ezra, Dea. James, Jonathan /.), born at Ashford, 
Ct., 5 Jan., 1826; married 17 May, 1849, John J. Carver, of Stock- 
bridge, N. Y. No children. 

II. Almira Amanda, daughter of Chauncey Horton and Amanda 
Chaffee, born in Ashford, Ct., 20 Jan., 1828; married 18 Oct., 1849, 
H. A. CooLiDGE. She died in Feb., 1875. 

Children : 


I. Edward Horton, born 13 July, 1 850, in Cazenovia, N. Y.; died in 1854. 
2. Mary Frances, born 31 May, 1858, in Litchfield, 111. 3. Kate, born 27 Nov., 
1S60, in Litchfield, 111. 

III. Emeline, daughter of Chauncey Horton and Amanda Chaffee, 
born in Ashford, Ct., 22 Sept., 1829; married in Stockbridge, Madison 
Co., N. Y., 8 March, 1854, to the Rev. Giles Butler Cleveland, 
born 12 Aug., 1825, in Durham, Greene County, N. Y. They have 
one son, viz.: 

Arthur Horton Cleveland, born in the city of Philadelphia, 10 Feb., 1865. 

Mrs. Cleveland graduated from the Ladies' Department of Oberlin 
College (Ohio), in 1853, ^"^^ ixom. the Woman's Medical College of 
Pennsylvania, in 1855. She was elected to the Chair of x\natomy in 
that College, in 1857, which she held until 1862, when she was trans- 

218 Seventh Generation. — -/o?iathan I. 

ferred to the Chair of Obstetrics. This she still occupies, and is also 
a member of the Board of Corporators. 

In i860, at the solicitation of a number of philanthropic ladies of 
Philadelphia, who had in view the establishment of a Hospital for 
Women and Children, Professor Cleveland went abroad for medical 
study, and to make herself acquainted with the arrangements and man- 
agement of hospitals. She entered the School of Obstetrics in connec- 
tion with the Maternite of Paris, and after receiving the diploma of 
that institution, found ready access to the wards and lecture-rooms of 
other hospitals, and was allowed free inspection of their administrative 

On her return, she was chosen Resident Physician of the then 
chartered Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia, which position she con- 
tinued to fill for seven years. She has been one of the Managers of 
the Hospital from its organization, and a member of the Consulting 
Board since her retirement from the office of Resident Physician. 

Professor Cleveland has made a number of important surgical opera- 
tions, and is the first woman, so far as known, who ever performed 
ovariotomy. In her second case, a tumor, weighing fifty pounds, was 
successfully removed, the patient making a good recovery. 

IV. Mary Ann, daughter of Chauncey Horton and Amanda Chaf- 
fee, born in Ashford, Ct., i Feb., 1831; married 16 May, 1854, the 
Rev. Richard Holton Clark, born in Carolina Centre, Tomp- 
kins Co., N. Y., about 1828. 

Children : 

I. Mary Frances, born in Stockbridge, N. Y. , 20 May, 1856. 2. Emma, born in 
Nelson, X, V ,5 Aug., 1S5S. 3. Charles Richard, Cuyler, N. Y.,born 17 Nov., 1862. 

V. Cynthia Malvina, daughter of Chauncey Horton and Amanda 
Chaffee, born in Stockbridge, N. Y., 22 Feb., 1833; married 27 Aug., 
1857, Justus Williams, of Ft. Atkinson, Wis., born at Cazenovia, 
about 1830. 

Children : 

I. Edith Virginia, born at Jefferson, Wis., 25 June, 1859. 2. Herbert Leslie, l>orn 
at Ft. Atkinson, Wis., 28 April, 1868. 

VI. Chauncey Chaffee, son of Chauncey Horton and Amanda 
Chaffee, born in Stockbridge, N. Y. , 24 March, 1835; married 18 
Jan., 1859, Elizabeth Hurlbutt, born about 1837. 

Sevefith Generation. — Jonathan I. 219 

Children, all born in Stockbridge, where he resided: 

I. Eddie, born in iS6o; died young. 2. Anna P., born 20 Oct., 1863. 3. Nellie, 
born in March, 1865; died in 1869. 4. Harry, born 1868; died in 1868. 

I. Stoddard Ellsworth^ son of Eli Horton and Katherine E. 
Ellsworth (Dea. Ezra, Rev. Ezra, Dea. J^ames, Jonathan /.), 
born at Stafford, Ct., 31 March, 1833; died 24 Jan., 1873, ^'^ ^^^^ ^^^i- 
dence, Windsor Locks, Ct. He was a man of excellent character, and 
talent as a machinist; married 14 Nov.. 1865, Fanny E. Chase, 
daughter of John Chase and Emma Greenleaf, and born 16 March, 
1816, at Lyme, N. H. : 

Children, all born at Windsor Locks: 

I. Myra Elsie, born 16 April, 1866. 2. Katie Elvise, born 30 Nov., 1867. 3. Syd- 
ney Ellsworth, born 28 Oct., 1869. 4. Alice Chase, bc>rn iS May, 1872. 

IIL Katie Elsie, daughter of Eli Horton and Katherine E. Ells- 
worth, born at Stafford, Ct., 6 Jan., 1837: married 14 Dec, 1870, 
Ezra B. Bailey, born at Franklin, Ct., about 1835. They reside at 
Windsor Locks and have one son, viz.: 

Phillips Horton, born 24 Aug., 1872. 

Rev. William Horton Thompson, son of William Thompson and 
Catherine Ingals, and grandson of the Rev. Calvin Ingals and Mary 
Horton (Rev. Ezra, Dea. Ja7?ies, Jotiatha7i /.), born at West Stafford, 
Ct., 7 July, 1818. He fitted for college at Morison Academy, Mass., 
in 1840, under the care of Rev. Charles Hammond. Entered Amherst 
College, and remained there three years. In 1844, he entered the 
Theological Seminary at Columbia, S. C, whence he graduated, in 
1847. Settled first in the ministry at Atlanta, Ga. In 1849, ^^ ^^^ 
charge of a mission church in Augusta, Ga. He was settled in Chatta- 
nooga in 185 1, and in Bolivar, West Tennessee, for twelve years. In 
1865., he was settled in Columbus, Kentucky, and in July, 1873, ^^ 
moved to Lexington. Miss., where he is now engaged in the ministry. 

He married 11 May, 1852, Mary Jane Safford, daughter of Rev. 
Henry Safford, of Greenboro, Georgia, and Eliza Burr, daughter of 
Dr. William Burr, of Philadelphia, who was a nephew of President 
Burr, of Princeton College, N. J. The Safford famil}- is large, and 
includes many persons of distinction. The Hon. A. B. Safford, 
of Cairo, has written the history of the family, and says he has written 
to every penitentiary in the L^nited States, and not a Safford can be 
found on their records. 

220 Seventh Generation. — Jonathan I. 

Children : 

I. William Henry, born in Bolivar, Tenn., 14 Dec, 1855. 2. Mary Eliza, born 
in Bolivar, Tenn., 1 1 Jan., 1857. 3. Catherine Alethea, born in Bolivar, Tenn., 
20 Jan., i860. 

I. Susan Bailey, daughter of Gilbert Horton and Lydia Bailey 
{Maj. Gilbe7't, Capt. Barnabas, Dea. James, Jonathan /.), born at 
Bay View, Southold Township, 11 July, 1820; married at Bay View, 
12 Dec, 1839, by the Rev. Ralph Smith, to Hiram Terry, son of 
Jesse Terry and Hannah , and born in Southold. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Marietta A., born 4 April, 1841 ; died 19 April, 1865. 2. Charles E., born 
4 Dec., 1843. 3- George I., born 9 August, 1850; died 28 August, 1868. 4. Lydia 
Bailey, horn 18 Nov., 1854; died 27 Nov., 1869. 

II. Gilbert Wilson, son of Gilbert Horton and Lydia Bailey, born 
at Bay View, 31 March, 1824; married in Cutchogue, L. I., 13 Dec, 
1848, by the Rev. Ezra Youngs, to Phebe Ann Youngs, daughter of 
Richard Youngs and Deborah Tuthill. She died 27 Nov., 1858, with- 
out issue, and he married 2. in Bridge Hampton, L. I., 12 Nov., 
1862, by the Rev. Thomas Gray, to Janie Maria Halsey, daughter 
of Daniel S. Halsey and Amanda Smith, and born in Bridge Hampton, 
about 1826. 

Children, both born at Bay View: 

I. Gill)ert Wilson, b-rn 9 April, 1 865. 2. Daniel Halsey, i)orn 5 Dec, 1 87 1. 

Mr. Hcjrton has a form and a very pretty situation at Fair View, 
Southold Township, and he owns the celebrated old cask in which 
were bcought over a portion of the household goods of the old puritan, 
Barnabas, facetiously called ** Uncle Barney's Money Pot," which it 
was said, lie brought over with him, filled with gold diW<\ silver. . 

I. Nancy Lanuon, daughter of Hon. Silas Horton and Mary Lan- 
don {Col. Benjamin Capt. Barnabas, Dea. James, Jonathan /.;, born 
in Southold, 17 March, 1828; married 8 June, 1850, by Rev. Jonathan 
Huntting, to David Hawkins Horton, son of Barnabas Horton and 
Mehetabel Osborn, and bori^ at Mt. Hope, N. Y., 25 Feb., 181 7. 

Children : 

I.Adelaide Landon. 2. Josephine. 3. Marietta. 4. Mary Landon. 

Seventh Generatiofi. — Jonathan /. 221 

IV. James Edwin^ son of Spencer Horton and Emily Lewis ( Dea. 
John, Budd^ Jonathan, Dea. James, Jofiathan I.'), born in ^Vallkill, 
Orange Co., N. Y., 13 Jan., 1S35 ; married in Newbiirgh, 24 Oct., 
1806, by Rev. John Brown, D, D., to Sarah Sneedex Hathaway, 
daughter of Col. Odell S. Hathaway and Helen Maria Birdsall, and 
born in Newburgh, 11 June, 1836. 

Children, all born in Xewburgh : 

I. George Hathaway, horn 19 August, 1863. 2. Ida Cushman, born 31 May, 
1866. 3. Edith Alden, born 19 x\ugust, 1868. 4. Hiram Falls, born 28 Aug., 1869. 
5. Helen Marie, born 25 April, 1874. 

Mr. Horton is a successful merchant in the city of Newburgh. He 
and his wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
and highly respected in the community. 

I. Benja^hn Franklin, son of Jonathan Terry Horton and Mehet- 
abel \ior\.OY\(AfaJ. Gilbert, Capt. Barnabas, Dea. James, Jonathan I?), 
born in Southold; married 22 Nov., 1848, Mary Frances Terry, 
daughter of Gilbert I'erry and Nancy Hedges, and born in Southold, 
about 1826. 

Children, all born in Southold : 

I. Benjamin Cafpenter. 2. Hetty Eliza. 3. Franklin Terry. 4. Edward Barton. 

I. Silas Ryneck, son of Dr. William Horton and Maria Ryneck 
(yWilliam Silas, Dea. James, Jonathan /.), born on the old Horton 
farm, between Goshen and Craigville, Orange Co., N. Y., 26 June, 
1820; married 7 August, 1859, at Philipsport, N. Y., by Rev. A. 
Ackerly, to Sarah Jaxe Decker, daughter of Jacob J. Decker and 
Lucretia Cameron, and born near EUensville, Ulster Co., N. Y., 
21 July, 1836. One child, viz.: 

Ma^crie B., born at the old homestead, 10 Dec, 1862. 

Silas R. Horton has been for twenty years a noted fire-insurance 
agent, and he is still engaged in this business for some of the best com- 
panies in the country. Mr. Horton, like his father, possesses a fine taste 
for scientific studies. He is well-known as a geologist and mineralo- 
gist. A few years ago he discovered a new and rare mineral, which 
has since been named by Prof. George J. Brush, of Yale College, 

222 Eighth Generation. — Jonathan I. 

II. Eugene, son of Dr. William Horton and Maria R\neck, born 
27 Sept., 1824; married 7 June, 1867, Anna T. Haley. 

Children : 

I. Eugene B., born 20 Dec, 1872. 2. William R., l;uin 13 July, 1S74. 

Mr. Horton is a noted agriculturalist; resides on the old homestead 
farm, which has now been in the possession of the Hortons for five 

III. Dr. William, son of Dr. William Horton and Maria Ryneck, 
born in Goshen, opposite the old Court-House, 10 April, 1827 ; mar- 
ried in Blooming Grove, N. Y., 8 Dec, 1853, by the Rev. Austin 
Craig, to Sarah Louisa Townsend, daughter of Sylvanus Smith 
Townsend and Elizabeth Rogers, of New York City. 

Children : 

I. Eugenia Townsend, born 18 March, 1858; 2. Elizabeth Emily, born 21 May, 

Dr. Horton, in his letter, after giving his record as above, remarks: 
* Our old home has been in the Horton name for five generations. 
It js characteristic of the Horton Family to be fixed to one spot. 

> > 

Eighth Generation. — Jonathan I. 

David Philander, son of Josej)li Hazzard Horton and Mehitabel 
Horton {David, '■^Good'" Jonathan, Dea. William, William Jo?ia- 
tha?i /. ), born in Southold, 31 Aug, 1827; married 3 Nov., 1857, by 
the Rev. B. Pillsbury, t(j Caroline Rushmore, of Hempstead, 
Queens Co., L. I.,, daughter of Benjamin Rushmore and Eb'zabeth 
Clowes, and born in Hempstead, 16 March, 1829. 

Children, all born in Brooklyn, N. Y.: 

I. Caroline Rushmore, biirn r March, 1863. 2. Mary GoUlsniith, born 9 Dec, 
1865. 3. George Eili<, Ixnn 12 Au,\, 1S68. 

Prof. D. P. Horton became a resident of Brooklyn in 1849, ^^ ^ 
student in music, both vocal and instrumental. In December, 1856, 
he was employed to give instruc tion in music in the Public Schools 
of the city, and also to large classes of private pupils. Soon after this, 
he commenced leading the music in the Churches, and in this employ- 
ment he has been engaged ever since, devoting his time during the 

Eighth Generation. — Jonathan I. 22S 

week to giving instruction in tlie Public Schools, and leading the 
music in one or more Churches every Sabbath. 

He possesses fine social as well as musical qualities, and he and his 
companion are both live members of the Presbyterian Church, and 
their influence for good is largely felt in the Church and congrega- 
tion, and also wherever they are known. They have also given very 
valuable assistance in looking up the history of the Horton family — 
putting into my hands family records which Prof. Horton had been 
gathering up for some years past — and it has given me much pleasure 
to make their house my home, and enjoy their generous hospitality 
whenever I have had occasion to visit their beautiful city. 

I. Capt. William Henry, son of Henry Horton and Caroline 
Rogers ( Be?ijamin, Micah, Moses, William, Jonathan /.), born in 
Southold, about 1837; married about 1865, Lydia Catherine Brown, 
daughter of Bethia Horton Overton and Samuel Brown, Jr., and born 
in Southold, about 1840. In June, 1872, she was living with her 
mother, who was the third wife of Jonathan G. Horton. The Captain 
was then in Boston, having just returned from a voyage to the East 

Addenda. 225 


Eighth Generation. — Caleb I. 

II. Stephen Overtox, son of Hiram Horton and ]\Iary Rose, born 
at Chester, N. J., 21 July, 1811; married 21 :^Iay, 1833, by Rev. 
Oliver Bryant, to Denxy Cooper Horton, daughter of Daniel Horton 
and Esther Terry. 

Children all born at Chester : 

I. Alma Cornelia, born 28 April, 1834; married Henry Clay Randolph. 2. Hi- 
ram, born I May, 1836; died 2 Sept., 1837. 3. Emma Elizabeth, born 25 June, 
1838; died 27 June, 1839. 4. Stephen Lester, born 4 Nov., 1841. 5. Esther Emily, 
born 2^ Oct., 1846. 

Stephen O. Horton is a farmer, also a contractor on public works. 
He resides at Plainfield, N. J., and he is a prominent man, possessing 
good business capacities, and is highly respected. 

III. Elizabeth Celina, daughter of Hiram Horton and r^Iary 
Rose, born at Chester; married i. Silas Olney, and had children 
as follows : 

I. Cor\'don, now a real estate agent in Kansas, 2, Alonzo Schuyler, resides in 
Dover, X. J. 3. Mary Rose. 4. Hiram Horton, resides in Iowa. 

Silas Olney died, and she married Capt. Lemon, being his 2d wife. 
She was thrown from a wagon a few years ago and instantly killed. 

V. Anna, daughter of ]Maj. John Horton, Jr., and Xancy Miller, 
(^Joh)i, Israel, Jo?iathan, Jonathan, Caleb I.), born at Terry town, 19 
Nov., 1825 ; married at Terry town, by the Rev. Mr. Brown, to Dr. 
James De Wolf, son of Giles M. De Wolf and Anna Spaulding. 

Children : 

I. Mary, married Albert E. Strong, merchant at Vail, Iowa. 2. John H. 
3. Geo. H. 4. Anna. 5. James. 

Dr. De Wolf practiced medicine successfully at Terrytown, Mehoo- 
pany and Meshoppen, Pa. About 1850 he moved to Carroll Co., 111. 
He was a member of the Legislature of Illinois, and also County Su- 
perintendent of Common Schools of Carroll County, Illinois. He 
now resides at Vail, Iowa — is a Magistrate and Postmaster. Dr. De 
W^olf and his wife embraced Christianity in early life, and they, to- 

2 26 Addenda. 

gether with their family, are intelligent and active members of the 
Presbyterian Church. 

VI. Lydia Miller, daughter of Maj. John Horton and Nancy 
Miller, born at Terrytown, Pa., 31 Dec, 1827; married at Terrytown, 
30 June, 1852, by Rev. Mr. Huntington, to Rev. Samuel Fisher 
Colt, M.D., son of Samuel Colt and Phebe Andress, and born in 
Paterson, X. J-, 19 April, 181 7. His classic course was at Lafayette 
College ; his theologic at Princeton Seminary. He was ordained by 
the Presbytery of West Jersey — was for many years the Pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church of Wyalusing, Pa. He founded and built the 
Susquehanna Collegiate Institute at Towanda, and he is now pastor 
and practising physician at Laporte, Pa. 

Children : 

I. Caroline Vansann, born at Towanda, 12 Aug., 1853. 2. Samuel Fisher, 
born at Towanda, 12 Aug., 1855. 3. Frederika Rowena, bom in \Yysox, Pa., 4 
Oct., 1857 ; married Earnest V. Ingham, editor of the Press and Sta7idard, Laporte, 
Pa. 4. John Horton, born at Potts ville, Pa., 17 Jan., 1859 ; died 19 Jan. 1862. 5. 
Horace Austin, born at Pottsville, 2 Dec, i860. 6. Harriet Elmer, born at Pottsville, 
24 April, 1863. 7. Susan Kearcher, born at Pottsville, 15 Nov., 1864. 8. William 
Montelius, born at Troy, Pa., 5 Sept., 1866. 9. Louisa Josephine, born at Towanda, 
7 March, 1868. 10. and II. Joseph and John (twins), born at Towanda, 7 June, 
1870 ; died 24 and 25 July, 1870. 

Rowena Nancy, daughter of Maj. John Horton, Jr., and Nancy 
iMiller, born at Terrytown, 4 Dec. 1832 ; married 16 Aug., 1874, by 
Rev. A. !M. Duboe, of the Baptist Church, Dennison, Iowa, to Capt. 
William Familton, born in Harrison Co., O., 22 Sept., 1825. The 
Captain is a very generous-spirited and energetic man, engaged as an 
agent of Iowa Land Company, in the sale of real estate, receiving a 
liberal salary. Mrs. Familton was long a teacher; but for a few years 
past she has kept a fashionable millin,ery store in Dennison, and has a 
large business, giving good satisfaction to her customers. She em- 
braced Christianity in early life, and is an esteemed member of the 
Presbyterian Church. 

Tenth Generation. — -Joseph I. 

III. Omar Flavius, son of Elijah Horton and Eliza Hiney (Isaae 
S., Elijah J/., Elijah^ Richard, John, David, Joseph I.), born in 
Sheshequin, Pa., 24 Aug., 1853; married in Towanda, Pa., 26 Dec, 
1873, ^y R^'^'- ^I- C. Dean, to Jemlnl\ Elliott, daughter of Isaac 
Elliott and Olive Billings, and born in Illinois 23 April, 1856. They 
reside at North Towanda, Pa. 

Addenda. 227 

''My oldest brother, Alvin Le Roy, was born in Sheshequin, 2 Aug., 
1846. He was married at Susquehanna Depot, Pa., 25 Feb., 1871, 
by Rev. L. W. Peck, to Charlotte Maria Tinsman. ]My 2d brother, 
Levi Christopher, was born 2 April, 1848; died 13 Jan., 1849. 4- 
Orrin Day, my brother next younger than myself, was born 17 Dec., 
1850; died 8 Jan., 1864. 5. The next brother, George Harris, born 
23 Nov., 1855, and my youngest brother, Guy Earl, was born 16 
June, 1866." — Letter of O. F. Horton, 1874. 

227 '^ 



The 3'ears are passing, but their changes 

Do not allay our pain ; 
For oft in the hush of the twilio-ht hour 

We hear her lovino- voice ao-ain. 

We hear her step on the floor beside ns, 

We turn to o-reet her there. 
And as we would take her outstretched hand 

We only meet — a vacant chair. 

We wander with noiseless step 

Again in her silent room ; 
There are her pictures and her books, 

But, alas ! they're shrouded in gloom. 

No speaking eye is there to see 

The beauty of earth or sky; 
No melody cheers our sadness 

But the song bird's floating by. 

We think of the pupils whom she loved. 

And taught with a teacher's pride; 
They too will fondly remember 

The days spent by her side. 

Oh death I why did you rob us 
Of the treasure we held so dear? 

Why did you enter again our household 
Claimino; another victim here? 


Why was the work so quickly ended, 

Of a short but useful life ? 
For she lived not for herself alone 

Amid this busy world of strife. 

;■; ^ 

"Simply to the cross she clung" 
As she stemmed the rolling tide — 

With fall assurance in her faith, 
We know she lived and died. 

The tears in our eyes are gathering, 
But we brush them sadly awayj 

For afar in the distant future, 
We see an unclouded day. 

Yes, there we shall bind again, 
These sundered broken bands; 

There with the dearly loved and lost. 
We'll meet with clasping hands. 

We rejoice in tlie proniise left us. 
That she has only gone before. 

For soon we shall win our crown of joy. 
Across the vale on the other shore. 

E. J. P. S. 

RocHELLE. III., April, 1S76. 

Addenda. 229 

Eighth Genera Hon . — Caleb I. 

Maria Minnis Homet, M.D., daughter of Samuel Minnis and 
Sarah Horton {Israel, Is7'ae I, Jonathan Jonathan, Caleb I.), was born 
in Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., on the 16 June, 1820. Married, 
in Wyalusing, Bradford Co., Penna., 13 Nov., 1856, by Rev. Ezekiel 
Carpenter, to Edward Homet, son of Charles Hornet and Lucy 
Stevens, and born in Asylum, Bradford County, Penna., 3d of May, 
1 82-. Mr. Homet followed the business of a civil engineer during 
his early manhood. He is now an excellent and well-educated 
farmer, owning a large and beautiful farm on the Susquehanna River, 
about four miles above the mouth of "\Vvalusin2; Creek. 

Dr. Maria M. Homet commenced the study of medicine, in 
Phelps, with Dr. Bannister. In early life she was a very acceptable 
and successful school-teacher. In 1850 she came to Pennsylvania, 
and entered the office of Dr. Horton at Terrytown, Pa., and con- 
tinued the study of medicine. She graduated at the Woman's Medi- 
cal College of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, in the class of 1853. 
She returned to Terrytown, and commenced the practice of medicine. 
She was very successful and popular, and for three years she did an 
extensive country practice. 

They have one child, viz., Lucy Jane Homet, an interesting and 
amiable young lady, born in Wyalusing 2d April, 1858. 




Adah, 119. 
Adaline, 41 
Adam, 67. 

Aaron, 87, 89. 

Aaron Decatur, 89. 

Abbertina Miller, 52. 

Abbie, 90, 93. Abbie Anne, 134. 

Abbie Louisa, 133. 

Abbie Wilson, 94. 

Abigail, 182, 184, 185,188. 

Abner, 178. Abraham Lincoln, 88. 

Adah A., 119. 

59. Adaline Bethia, 197. 

Addie Elizabeth, 165. 
Adela, 45. 99. Adelaide Landon, 220. 
Adelia, 120, 143. Adriana, 110. 
Alaxcie, 215. Albert, 116, 140. 
Albert F., 26, 56. Albert Howell, 159. 
Albion Xathaniel, 113. 
Alexander, 116. 
Alexander Hamilton, 121, 165. 
Alexander Horace, 139. 
Alexander Webster, 51. 
Alfred, 61, 117, 163. 
Alfred Eugene, 133. Alfred M., 90. 
Alice Chase, 219. Alice Conrad, 167. 
Alice M., 54. Alice Yeatman, 155. 
Allen, 135. Allen D., 50. Allen H., 54. 
AUie W., Almira, 188, 193, 194. 
Almvra Amanda, 192, 217. 
Almyra Minerva, 189, 207. 
Alonzo Dickerson, 133. 
Alonzo Erastus, 189, 207. 
Alson Warren, 163. Alva, 177, 179. 
Alvin, 194. Alvira, 62. Alvord, 20. 
Amanda Belle, 180. Amanda M., 174. 
Amarilla, 128. Amazilla, 44, 66. 
Ambrose, 14, 181. 
Amelia, 114, 163, 178. 
Amos, 98. Amos Curry, 176, 177. 
Amos O., 123. Amy, 98. Amy I., 123. 

Amzi Spencer, 200. 

Anannias, 173. Anasthasia, 62. 

Andrew, 45. Andrew Jackson, 94, 120. 

Andrew Marcus, 35, 48. 

Andrew Philo, 196.' 

Angeline Cook, 29, 53. 

Angeline Margaret. 

Ann, 27, 41, 77. 91, 134. 

Anna, 15, 17, 25. 31, 48, 70, 78. 84, 90, 

93, 99, 100, 107, 110, 171, 173, 174, 

182, 183, 188. 
Ann Caroline, 22, 36. 
Ann Eliza, 30, 118, 161, 202. 
Ann Elizabeth, 35, 45, 140, 176. 
Anna Ellsworth, 193. 
Anna M., 132, 215. 
Anna Maria, 94, 114, 139. 
Anna P., 219. Annie Woolsev, 178. 
Annis, 23. Ansell Phinney, 33. 
Archer, 38. Archibald, Ariadne. 
Arietta, 80, 92. Arthur, 178. 
Asa, 62. Asa C, 174, 177. 
Asenatb, 172, 184. 
Augustus George, 153. 
Augustus Maria. 177. Avis Amelia, 

Azariah, 14, 183. Azariah W., 181. 

Balzamond Mason, 216. 

Barnabas, 11. 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 76, 78, 

84, 87, 90, 118, 182, 184, 185. 
Barnabas B., 184, 187, 196. 
Bela Joseph, 177. Belle Amanda, 100. 
Benjamin, 14, 18. 19, 20, 24, 41, 48, 60, 

71, 72, 73, 75, 83, 116, 153, 171, 172, 

173, 174, 196, 198, 201. 
Benjamin Carpenter, 221. 


Alphabetical Index. 

Benjamin, Col., 182, 185. 
Benjamin De Witt, 204. 
Benjamin F., 61, 153, 185, 196, 221. 
Benjamin Goldsmith, 98. 
Benjamin Hull, 185, 196. 
Benjamin, 174, 177. 
Benjamin J., 112, 154. 
Benjamin Porter. 51. 
Benjamin Eose, 116. 
Benjamin T., 157, 204. 
Benjamin Yeatman, 155. 
Bernard, 115. Bessy Grant, 57. 
Bethia, 11, 12, 67, 68, 69, 70, 75, 170, 

182, 184, 198, 200. 
Betsy, 25, 76, 84, 90, 174, 185. 
Betsy Ann, 24. Beulah A. G., 37. 
Bishop, 46. Brackej, 94, 139. 
Burton, 58. Byron, 39. Byron D., 


Caleb, 11, 12, 16, 67, 68, 69, 72. 
Calista, 58. Calvin, 69, 163. 
Carlo, 191. Carlton, 108, 137. 
Carlton Ira, 170. 
Caroline, 30, 90, 91, 93, 110, 115, 119, 

Caroline Denispaugh, 52. 
Caroline Kate, 215. 
Caroline Kushmoro, 222. 
Carrie, 114. Carrie Ben., 153. 
Carrie Eliza, 47. Carrie Ella, 112. 
Carrie Josejdiine, 40. 
Carrie Robertson, 159. Carrie S., 140. 
Catherine, 27, 39, 77, 83, 112, 162. 
Catherine Arlette, 134. 
Catherine Conover, 85. 
Catherine Elizabeth, 59. 
Catherine Julia, 111. 
Catherine Lonesa, 180. 
Celestia, 87. Celia, 39, 194. 
Cevellon, 60. 
Charles, 23, 25, 36, 38, 43, 45, 50, 56, 

117, 120, 183, 191, 216. 
Charles Albert, 152, 163. 
Charles Burrell, 134. 
Charles Davenport, 178. 
Charles Edmund, 167. 
Charles Francis, 135. 
Charles Gurdon, 215. 
Charles H., 123, 202. 
Charles Herbert, 98. Charles Javne, 

Charles Mahlon, 60. 
Charles Pierson Baldwin, 120. 
Charles Riley, 190. Charles Shons, 

Charles Weslev, 179, 201. 
Charlotte, 91, '92, 112, 120, 183, 189, 

192, 194. 
Charlotte Beatrice, 180. 

Chauncv, 62, 188, 192. 

Chauncey Chaffee, 192, 218. 

Christiana, 115,200. Clara Ann, 215. 

Clara Elizabeth, 176. Clara Jane, 176. 

Clarence Frost, 178. 

Claris.?a, 23, 27, 39, 119, 134, 174. 

Clark, 91. 

Clark Lawrence, 175. Claude, 48. 

Clayton, 61. Cleveland Kemble, 52. 

Comfort, 186. Cora Burr, 57. 

Cornelia, 20, 31, 55. 

Cornelia Southard Lelia, 178. 

Cornelia W., 36. 

Cornelius, 80, 93. Cornelius C, 37, 

Cornelius ^[andeville, 52. 
Cornelius Miller, 30, 52. 
Cornelius W. Van Rantz, 22, 37. 
Cynthia, 153. 

Cynthia Malvina, 192, 218. 
Cyrus, 50, 175. Cyrus B., 178. 
Cyrus J., 50. 

Cyrus Van Rensselaer, 136. 
Cyrus William, 178. 

Daniel, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 69, 76, 89, 

Daniel Halsey, 220. 
Daniel Jayne, 41, 59. 
Daniel Sullivan, 59. 
Daniel Tavlor, 30, 51. 
Darwin D', 37. 
David, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 25, 

27, 41, 59, 68, 69, 71, 73, 76, 89, 119, 

131, 170, 180, 184, 200. 
David Austin, 185. 
David Claudius, 111. David C, 131. 
David D., 123. David Eagles, 121, 

David Laurens, 200. David Lee, 30, 

David Lewis, 128. David M., 157. 
David Philander, 222. 
David Richards, 1.56. 
David Snyker, 58, 63. 
David Thomas, 115. 
Davis, 172. Debbie Emily, 149. 
Deborah, 75, 77, 85, 170. 
Deborah Ann, 22. De Forest, 180. 
Delia Adelaide, 56. Delight, 27. 
Deliverance, 170, 171, 172. 
Dexter, 155. De AVitt Shons, 133. 
Diana, 25. Dickson, 163. 
Dorothy, 71, 78. Dorr, 29, 54. 
' Dudley I., 157. Durfee Delano, 110. 

Ebenezer, 99, 142. 
Edie, 219. 

Edgar Clayton, 137. 

Edith Alden, 

Alphabetical Index. 


Elias Riggs, 

Edith Lucinda, 45. 

Edmonia L., 158. Edmund, 107. 

Edmund Bani, 120. 

Edmund Burke, 167. 

Edward, 62, 73, 89. 

Edward Augustus, 58. 

Edward Baker, 30. Edward Barton, 

Edward Bates, 179. Edward Delany. 
Edward Grant, 215. 
Edward Haskell, 191. 
Edward Livingston, 119. 
Edward W., 37, 131. 
Edwin, 85, 157, 191, 206. 
Edwin A., 162. Edwin Willis, 203. 
Egbert, 191. Elam Potter, 172. 
Elbert S., 124. Elbridge Micajah, 33, 

Eleanor, 18, 80, 91, 93. Eleazer, 26. 
Eli, 188, 191, 193. Elias, 75, 128 
Elias Quereau, 24, 31 

Elihu, 68, 71, 78. 

Elijah, 17, 18, 25, 42, 62, 68, 70,84, 116. 
Elijah Au£!;ustus, 117. 
Elijah Harrison, 27, 46. 
Eliphaz, 180. Elisha, 73, 87. 
Elisha C, 129. Elisha Griggs, 192, 

216. ' 
Eliza, 21, 27, 28, 81, 84, 120, 128, 131, 

163, 154, 170, 171. 
Eliza Ann, 41, 115. Eliza Estella, 59. 
Eliza L., 158. Eliza M., 157. 
Elizabeth, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 38, 42, 

44. 62, 65, f;9, 75, 76. 66, 84, 95, 105, 

113, 117, 123, 156, 163, 172, 174, 186, 

198, 204. 
Elizabeth Bockover, 168. 
Elizabeth Emily, 222. 
Elizabeth M., 31, 54, 167. 
Elizabeth R., 84, 107. 
Elizabeth Waller, 157. 
Elizabeth Webb, 188. 
Ella, 110, 206. Ella Isadora, 37. 
Ella S., 92. Ellen, 44. 
Ellen Maria, 136. Ellen Y., 98, 133. 
Ellsworth Wales, 216 
Elmer Ellsworth, 177. Elmira, 155. 
Elmore, 143. Elmore E., 48, 53. 
Eloise, 84. Elsie, 26. 
Elstine Jennings, 109. 
Elvira, 191, 216. Elwood Ely, 169. 
Emeline, 192, 217. Emery Norman, 

Emily, 23, 40, 42, 50, 61, 62, 83, 112, 

Emily Agnes, 35. Emily Ann, 144. 
Emilv Cortland, 156. Emily Eveline, 

Emily Jane, 175. Emily Eobinson, 


Emma, 33, 62, 216. 

Emma Alma, 111, 154. 

Emma A , 37, 61. 

Emma F., 29. Emma Harriet, 197. 

Emmerson C, 109. 

Emmerson Jennings, 109. 

Emmons Burr, 216. Enoch, 20. 

Ephraim, 11, 71. Ephraim Coleman, 

Erastus, 189. Ernest Wavne, 179. 
Essie E., 216. Estella, 29"'. 
Esther, 11, 15, 18, 22, 23, 24, 26, 39, 

73, 74, 75, 83, 87, 128, 129. 
Esther Ann , 192. Esther Jemima, 27. 
Eugene, 37, 4, 222. Eugene B., 222. 
Eugene Henry, 64. 
Eugene Townsend, 222. 
Eunice, 72, 81, 84, 92, 96, 99, 101, 137, 

Eunice Alice, 142. 
Eunice Angeline, 182. 
Eunice Ann, 128. 
Eunice De Maris, 131. 
Eunice Lucada, 174. Eunice Martha. 
Euphemia, 178. Eva, 155. Eva A., 

Eva Estella, 47. Eva Jane, 34. 
Eva Louisa, 176. Everett Ezra, 217. 
Eveline, 120. 
Ezra, 182, 183, 186, 188, 189, 191, 192, 

Ezra James, 178. 
Ezra L'Hommedieu, 185. 
Ezra Mason, 191, 216. 
Ezra Tredeau, 215. 

Fannie Minerva, 176. 

Fanny, 26, 81, 90, 96, 138, 174, 196. 

Fidelia, 188, 194. Florence, 39, 135. 

Florence Effie, 216. 

Florence Isabella, 204. 

Flovd Wallace, 177. 

Fluta Belle, 46, 56. 

Forster, 183. Frances Chariena, 216. 

Frances E. 39. Francis, 106, 179. 

Francis A., 30, 54. Francis Asbury, 

Francis G., 191. Francis Newell, 35, 

Francis W., 106. Frank, 141, 206. 
Frank A Franklin, 63. 
Franklin Munn, 104. 
Franklin Revnolds. 206. 
Franklin Terry, 221. 
Frederick, 141, 215. 
Frederick Osborn, 204. 
Freeman, 27. Frost, 24, 31. 
Frost Joshua, 55. 

Gabriel, 78, 119. Gabriel C, 90. 


Alphabetical Index. 

Geo. Ellis, 222. 
Geo. Hc\milton, 

Gabriel H., 78. 

Gamaliel, 71, 182. 

Gardnear Stanton, 162. 

George, 17, 18, 20, 23, 35, 36, 42, 63, 

110, 116, 137. 
George W., 15, 24, 31, 59, 92, 116, 120, 

135, 140, 186, 196. 
George W. P., 33. George Bertraiid, 

Geo. Cliflbrd, 112. Geo. Clinton, 47. 
Geo. Cummins, 18. 
Geo. Dinsmore, 46, 
Geo. Firman, 141 

Geo. Hathaway, 221. Geo. Ingersoll, 

Geo. Landon, 61. Geo. Lewis, 62. 
Geq. Philip, 30. Georgiana, 53. 
Georgia Ann, 37. Gerrit Smith, 192. 
Gertrude, 194. Gertrude Elizabeth, 

Gilbert, 18, 56, 90, 172, 173, 182, 186, 

Gilbert La Favette, 209. 
Gilbert Wil.<on, 220. Glen L., 155. 
Grace, 204. Grace Edna, 177. 
Gurdon, 188, 190. Gurdon B., 39, 57. 
Guy, 62. 

Hampton Howell, 78. 

Hannah, 11, 14, 16, 19, 41, 42, 49, 58. 

GO, 61, 62, 63, 71, 78, IK), 154, 172, 

173, 183, 184, 198. 
Hannah Amanda, 202. Hannah E., 

Ilaiinah Jane, 111. 
Hannah Jjucinda, 45. 
Hannah Maria, 1 12. 
Hannah Matilda, 200. 
Hannen, 53. Hapjn'lonia Amelia, 202. 
Harmony, 185, 197 
Harrison, 90, 168, 184. 
Harrison Faulknt-r, 131. 
Harry, 30, 116, 175, 219. 
Harrv Lawrence, 44, 64. 
Harry Miller, 156. 
Harry Morgan, 100, 107. 
Harrv Thomas, 115. 
Harriet, 114, 117, 120, 191. 
Harriet Augusta, 167. 
Harri«n Elizabeth, 124, 134. 
Harriet HuntU-y, 33. Harriet Larey, 

Harriet Louisa, 215. 
Harrirt Milioent. 118. 
llarri.t Xrwell, 200. 
Harriet Waller, 156. 
Harvey, 78, 177. 
Harv.A- Addison, 118, 159. 
Harvey L.. 192. Haskell V. 

Hattie, 17. Hattie May, 217. 

Havens, 172. Hector, 78. 

Hector Y., 198. 

Helen, 135, 191, 199, 215. 

Helen Agnes, 47. Helen Delia, 33. 

Helen Elizabeth, 162. 

Helen Gertrude, 134. 

Helen Marie, 221. Helen Mather, 52. 

Henrietta, 117, 177, 198. 

Henry, 17, 20, 21, 29, 76, 77, 119. 

Henry Albert, 201. Henry 13rock:, 51. 

Henry Broadhead, 162. 

Henry Davids, 205. 

Henry E,, 53, 179. Henrv H., 54. 

Henry Lee, 109. Henry M., 119. 

Henry AValter, 165. 

Henry AVickham, 197. 

Henr}' Wisner, 108. Herbert Doty, 

Herman M., 190. Hetty, 185. 
Hetty Eliza, 221. Hetty M., 131. 
Hiler Hosmer, 137. 
Hiram, 27, 73, 78, 99, 128, 133. 
Hiram Falls, 221. Hiram Hoskins, 

Horner, 23, 38. 

Horace, 44, 45, 65, 78, 89, 80, 131. 
Howard, 204. Howell Pveeve, 201. 
Huldah, 73, ^(j, 87, 89. 

Tchabod, 170. 

Ma Caroline, 40. Ida Cushman, 221. 

Ida May, 54, 60. Ira, 78. 

Ira Joseph, 152. Irene, 173. 

Isaac, 17, 18, 22, 26, 38, 61, 63, 75, 174, 

Isaac Cook, 54. Isaac H., 158. 
Isaac Jackson, 38. Isaac Javne, 25. 
Isaac Kufus, 43, 63. 
Isaac Snvder, 25, 42. 
Laac T.,*92. Isabella, 114, 131. 
Isabella D., 19. Label la Graham, 196. 
Isabella Rose, 18<». Isadorc M., 56. 
L^aiah, 19, 128, 129. 
L-.rael, 19, 70, 71, 72, 79, 94, 116, 134, 

Ithil, 26. 

Jackson, 58. 

Jacob, 16, 67, 115. Jacob L., 53. 

Jacob R., 21. 

James, 12, 17, 21, 12, 23, 38, 42, 53, 57, 

62, 75, 78, 89, 121, 173, 181, 182, 183, 

188, 196. 
James B., 163. James C, 120, 163, 

James Edward, 49. 
James Edwin, 1H6, 202, 221. 
James Elliott, 115, 167. 

Alphabetical Index. 


James Franklin, 59. 

James Galloway, 152. 

James Gallup, 156. 

James Holiday, 39. 

James Harrison, 121, 166. 

James I., 22, 37. James L., 54, 110. 

James Le Roy, 29. 

James M., 90, 133, 176. 

James Mills, 47. James Muldor, 54. 

James P., 124. James Parshall, 91. 

James Perrv, 53. 

James Reeves, 185, 196. 

James Robert, 107. 

James Theodore, 121, 166. 

James Walter, 167. James Welles, 

James White, 35, 47. 
Jane, 24, 25, 90,99, 115,123, 131,133, 

141, 143. 
Jane Adelaide. 119. Jane De Puy, 18. 
Jane Elizabeth, 31, 106, 148. 
Jane Jemima, 25, 34. Jane M., 124. 
Janetto, 215. Jannetz, 14. 
Jared, 215. Jason, 72, 90, 99, 141. 
Jasper, 173. Jemima, 25, 70, 74, 75. 
Jennie, 57. 

Jeremiah, 10, 14, 72, 171, 173. 
Jeremiah Hrnry, 140, 
Jerusha Conklin, 85. 
Jerusha Wickham, 197. 
Jesse, 17, 24, 49, 77, 113, 116, 123, 157, 

Jesse Davis, 114. Jesse M., 38. 
Jessie Ann, 138. Jessie Burr, 57. 
Jessie Lorena, 61. Jessie Pardee, 206. 
Joel, 24, 45. Joel Stephen, 45. 
John, 10, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 44, 

07, 69, 72, 75, 77, 79, 89, 92, 100, 113, 

115, 119, 145, 171, 173. 
John Andrews, 115. John B., 187. 
John Burleigh, 146. 
John C. 50, 156,216. 
John Edmund, 143. John Elliott, 42 
John Franks, 202. John F., 202. 
John Gillett, John Hix, 17. 
John Holabird, 51. John McCrea, 29. 
John Marcus, 179. John Marshall, 

John Martin, 92, 130. John Miller, 

John P., 157. John Seward, 117, 120. 
John S., 29, 56. John Todd, 21, 29. 
John Waller, 156. John White, 22, 
• 34. 
John Williams, 55, 150, 200. Jonah, 

Jonathan, 11, 12, 14, 67, 68, 69, 72, 

122, 124, 122, 180, 182, 184, 186. 
Jonathan Azariah, 201. 
Jonathan Blair, 165. 
Jonathan Bani, 85, 120. 


Jonathan Edwards, 196. 

Jonathan Filmore, 166. 

Jonathan Goldsmith, 199. 

Jonathan Terry, 186. 

Joseph, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 24, 42, 

48, 61, 62, 91, 170, 171, 172, 173, 

174, 188. 
Joseph Dempster, 138. 
Joseph Elliott, 41. 
Joseph Hazzard, 201. 
Joseph Hornet, 145. 
Joseph Lee, 72, 80, 94, 109. 
Joseph Miller, 167. Joseph iSTephi, 

Joseph Osborn, 85. Joseph Robert, 30. 
Joseph Rose, 67. Joseph Strong, 48. 
Josephine, 25, 220. 
Josephine Adela, 141. 
Josephine Deborah, 111, 164. 
Josephine L., 197. 
Josiah, 70, 77, 113. Josiah Spauld- 

ing, 60. 
Joshua, 11, 18, 26, 158, 170, 171, 172, 

173, 184. 

Joshua I., 50. Judson A.. 37. 
Julia, 75, 78, 81, 99, 106, 119, 141, 147, 

174, 198, 200. 

Julia Ann, 182, 185, 186. 

Julia Ann E., 84, 109, 157. 

Julia Elmira, 128. Julia J., 54. 

Julia May, 136. Julia Rebecca, 165. 

Junius Roy, 40. Justin. 

Justus, 171, 184. Justus Elbert, 202. 

Kate Evelvn, 180. Kate Elsie, 219. 
Katie Elvilse, 219. Keturah, 186. 
Knowlton Howard, 216. 

La Fayette, 177. Lamira Louisa, 121. 

Laura, 162, 168. Laura Beach, 51. 

Laurens, 188, 194. 

Lavanda Candis, 34, 53. Lazarus, 181. 

Lawrence Clinton, 42. 

Lebbeus Dathrop Yail, 126. 

Lee, 19. Lemira Louisa, 164. 

Lemuel, 58. Leonard, 20, 175. 

Leonard Moses, 145. 

LeRoy, 21, 29, 57. 

Leo. Lesli, 217. Levi, 62. 

Levi D., 29, 173, 176, 177. 

Levi Eugene, 40. Levi Wesner, 176. 

Lewis, 26, 45, 90, 174. 

Lewis Beers, 110. 

Lewis John, 134. Lewis Mullerson, 

Liberty, Liberty Ann, 141. 
Licetta Augusta, 34, 53. 
Lida May, 180. Lillian, 157. 
Lillie May, 37. Lillie Gertrude, 167. 


Alphabetical Index. 

Linda E., 178. Locky, 158. 

Lorenzo D., 124. Lorenzo P., 157. 

Lorindu, 25. Loton, 90. Lovilla. 

Louisa, 39. Louisa 3Iaria, 34, 52. 

Lucien, 38, 56. 

Lucinda, 26, 27, 39, 44, 134, 188, 191. 

Lucinda Elizabeth, 34, 52. 

Lucretia, 71. Lucy, 26. 

Lucv Ann, 28. Lucy Evelj^n, 216. 

Lucy Jane, 189, 214, 215. 

Lucy Lovina, 37. Lucy Paine, 216. 

Lucv Lura, 177. Lurnan P., 26. 

Lvdla, 46, 67, 70, 74, 89, 97, 99, 170, 

"171, 187, 196. 
Lydia Ann, 91, 99, 143. 
Lvdia Cor win. 84. 
Lydia Miller, 100. Lydia Kogers, 196. 

Maggie B., 221. Maggie Cora, 180. 

Malcolm, 76, 157. Malvin M., 192. 

Maranda, 128i 

Marcus Cornelius, 138. 

Marcus Nelson, 179. 

Margaret, 15, 29, 54, 163, 182, 189, 194. 

^Fargaret Ann, 131. 

jNIargaret Julia, 134. 

Margaret Vance, 110, 157. 

]\Iargaretta, 52. 

:Maria, 50, 162, 174. 

Maria Eloise, 151, 157. 

Maria P., 108. Marietta, 50, 220. 

3Iarlha, 22, 128, 170, 171, 172, 186. 

INIartlia Ann, 30. .Afartlia Cora, 114. 

Martlui Cordrlia, 30. Martha Dav, 

:Martlia E., 113, 157. Martha I., 158. 
^Martha Maria, 35. 
3Iartlia :M., 192, 48, 56. Martha 

Martha Priscilla, 216. 
]\lartha Virginia, 197. 
]SIartin Van Buren, 61. 
Marv, 11, 15, 19, 20. 25, 27,30, 38,40, 

58", 61, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 75, 76, 77, 

83, 95, 100, 113. 115. 116, 119, 128, 

129, 144, 156, 163, 170, 171, 172, 180, 

183, 186, 188, 189, 192, 200 
Marv Ann, 49, 60, 91, 115, 119, 128, 

13'6, 152, 153, 192, 218. 
Marv Antoinette, 33. Mary Bennet, 

Mary "Bethia, 98. Mary Caroline, 198. 
Marv Catherine, 120. Mary Eliza, 

Marv Elizalx'th, 111, 114, 128, 153, 

180, 201,203,205. 
Mary Ellen, 44, m. 
Marv Pemoline, 63. 118. 
Marv Emilv, 189,207. Marv Emma, 

141, 165. ' 

Marv Etta, 134. Marv Eugenia, 133. 
Mary Goldsmith, 222. Mary Hannah, 

Mary Helen, 132. Mary I., 123, 200. 
Mary Kate, 153. Marv'^Loudon, 220. 
Mary Louisa, 31, 117, 48, 141. 
Mary L., 135. Marv Lucretia, 107. 
Mary M., 157. 3Iary Percy, 216. 
Marv Perkins, 206. Mary Pruner, 

Matilda Adelaide, 59. Matilda Adelia. 
Matilda Ann, 50. Matison B, 136. 
Matthias, 68, 70, 71, 78, 119, 120. 
Mavhew, 27. Mavbell, 155. 
Mazor L., 20. McWilliam, 124. 
Mehala, 78, 206. Mehetabel, 12, 69, 

73, 74, 75, 89, 174, 180, 184, 185, 

197, 198. 
Melinda, 67. Melina, 39, 57. 
Melvin Morris, 217. ]\Iercv, 9. 
Mioajah, 17, 22. Miles Emmet, 44, 66. 
Milicent, 15, 90. 3[ilicent Ellen, 78, 

Millard, 163. Miller, 77, 113. Millie. 
Millie Ann, 83. Milton, 111. 
Milton Augustus, 152. Milton Murat, 

IMinerva Inez, 137. ^linnie, 135. 
Minnie L, 217. Minor Thomas, 91, 

Miranda, 116. Molly, 78. Monroe, 

Mortimer, 119. Mortimer Stillwell, 

Mvra Elsie, 219. Myron, 43, 92. 
Myrtie Stella, 60. 

Nancy, 61, 163, 174. Nancy Halsey, 

Nancy H., 100. Nancy Loudon, 197, 

Nancy Rogers, 202. 
Nancy Strickland, 41, 59. 
Nancy Terry, 149. Nancy Wickham, 

Naomi A., 158. 
Nathan, 11, 08, 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, 77, 

120, 121, 122, 124, 128, 164, 166. 
Nathan Miller, 113, 156. 
Nathan Priest, 77. Nathan "Waller, 

157, 158. 
Nathan White, 162. Nathan Youngs, 

Nathaniel, 68, 69, 73. 
Nathaniel Buell, 170. Nathaniel 

Charles, 89. 
Nathaniel Jackson, 128. 
Nelson, 20, 132. Nelson Burleigh, 189. 
Nellie, 71, 78,135,219. Nellie Maria, 


Alphabetical Index. 


Newman Xorris, 152. Nicholas, 157. ! 
Nicholas Townsend, 14, 112. 
Noble W., 157. Nora, 194. j 

Norman, 188, 191. Norman Sanford, 

Olive, 188, 190, 191, 193, 216. 
Olive E., 62. Olive Grant, 64. 
Olive Turrell, 142. Omar, 62, 73. 
Orano;e Hull, 196. Orin Miller, 144. 
Orinda McGee, 201. Orlando, 49. 
Orrin, 48, 61, 62. Orville Carlton, 46. 
Osborn, 196. Oscar, 109. Oscar 

Perrv, 177. 
Ovid, 23, 39. 

Pamela, 43. 

Parmenas Howell, 78, 118. 

Parshall Terry, 107. 

Patience, 12, 14, 17, 07, 170, 171. 

Patty, 69. Patty Coleman, 84. 

Paul, 182. Pauline Emilv, 119, 131. 

Pearce, 20. Peleg, 20. Penelope, 67. 

Percilla Adaline, 45. Perley, 43. 

Perlev Ainsworth, 56. Permela, 172. 

Peter* 20, 182. Peter Davis, 92, 137. 

Peter Dempster, 138. Peter Quereau, 

Peter Williams, 22. Phebe, 14, 15, 

17, 21, 24, 28, 58, 67, 135, 172, 173, 

Phebe Ann, 117. Phebe D., 76, 124. 
Phebe E., 123. Phebe Jane, 48, 50, 

Phebe Maria, 134. Philander, 46, 196. 
Philena, 24, 188, 190, 191. Philip 

Brew-ter, 162. 
Philip Hallock, 204. Phineas, 70, 75, 

121, 124, 164. 
Phiraos W., 128. 
Piatt, 20. Polly, 69, 73. 

Rachel, 15, 16, 38, 68, 76. Eachel 
Amanda, 28. 

Pvay, 23. Rensselaer, 185, 199. Re- 
joice, 187. 

Rebecca, 73. 77, 86, 120, 164. 

Reuben, 27, 62, 163. Reuben Em- 
merson, 47, 60. 

Rhoda, 20, 68, 73, 170, 173. 

Rhoda B., 41, 58. Richard, 15, 17, 18, 
24, 25, 41, 58, 68, 69, 70, 75, 76, 115. 

Richard Currie, 27, 46. 

Richard Joshua, 45. Richard Newell, 
41, 58. 

Richard Scott, 155. Richard Thomp- 
son, 45. 

Richmond Wright, 173. Robert 
Bruce, 191. 

Robert Mills, 35, 47. Rosa Saver, 

Rosa Virginia, 167. Rosina, 113. 
Rowena Eliza, 143. Rowena Hor- 

tense, 44, 66. 
Rowena Nancv, 100. Rovsell, 190. 
Rufus, 163, 174. Rufus Dula, 165. 
Rushraan Davenport, 178. Ruth, 84, 

57, 163. 
Ruth Ann, 169, 176, 202. Ruth Bur- 

ritt, 156. 
Ruth Elmira Halsey, 199. 
Ruth Naomi, 60. 

Sallv, 26, 69, 104, 174. Sallv Ann, 

Salter Storrs, 197. Samantha Cathe- 
rine, 202. 
Samuel, 10, 14, 19, 72, 76, 83, 84. 
Samuel Black, 115, 135, 182. Samuel 

Danes, 133. 
Samuel Huston, 46. Samuel Mann, 

134. Samuel McCrea, 20, 21, 29. 
Samuel Miller, 167. Samuel Minnis, 

92, 136. 
Samuel Todd, 108. Samuel Town- 
send, 152. 
Sarah, 9, 11, 16, 17, 22, 24, 38, 45, 49, 

68, 70, 72, 75, 76, 77, 79, 91, 92, 94, 

97, 119, 121, 123, 165. 171, 182, 189. 
Sarah Ann, 49, 113, 117, 120, 178, 188. 
Sarah Delia, 154. Sarah Elizalaeth, 

119, 134, 156, 197, 202. 
Sarah Estella, 30, 158. 
Sarah Frances, 118. Sarah Jane, 31, 

Sarah J. E., 124. Sarah L., 192. 
Sarah Maria, 22, 30, 38, 140, 176. 
Sarah Nancy, 143. Sarah Parshall, 

19, 109. 
Sarah R., 91. Schuyler Bogart, 202. 
Selah,76. Septimus, 70. Shepherd, 27. 
Sidney Chaffie, 45. Silas, 67, 68, 70, 

71, 77, 84, 89, 182, 185, 187, 188, 197. 
Silas Austin, 197. Silas Danes, 78, 89, 

Silas Olney, 134. Silas Ryneck, 221. 
Silas Horton Stringham, 124. 
Simon Grover, 171. Smith, 90. 
Snyder, 42, 62, 63. Solomon, 174. 
Sophia, 67. Sophia Reeves, 202. 
Sophronia, 192, 217. Spencer, 73, 188, 

Starr La Mott, 177. Stephen, 15, 16, 

17, 18, 19, 21, 40, 49, 69, 74, 174. 
Stephen D., 24, 31, 33, 55. 
Stephen Edwin, 117. 
Stenhen Frost, 55. Stephen Halsey, 

Stephen Joseph, 176, 180. 


Alphabetical Index. 

Stephen Lines, 49, Stephen L., 174, 

Stoddard Ellsworth, 219. Susan, 87, 

97, 114, 182. 198, 201. 
Susan Bailey, 186, 220. Susan Evan- 

gelia, 196. 
Susan Green, 170. Susan Hannah, 180. 
Susan Mav, 134, 188. 
Susan Olive, 21. Svbil, 172. 
Sydney Ellsworth, 2I9. Sylvester, 21. 

Tabitha, 25, 41, 59. Tabitha Amanda, 

Tabitha Maria, 58. Talmage Baker, 

Tamar, 19. Theodore, 37, 117. 
Theodore Dwight, 190. Theodore F., 

Theodore King, 204. Theodore Mar- 

cena, 30, 51. 
Theodore Parker, 45. 
Theodore Worth, 203. Theodoria El- 
vira, 120, 164. 
Theresa. 158. 

Theron Kimble, 37. Thirza Ann, 138. 
Thomas, 14, 15, 17, 30, 70, 116, 170, 

182, 188, 191, 215. 
Thomas Carrier, 40. Thomas De La 

Fayette, 189. 
Thomas Hyatt, 40. Thomas Ingham, 

Thomas Israel, 49. Thomas Jeflfer- 

son, 185, 198. 
Thomas Minor, 113. Thomas Osborn, 

Thomas Van Devort, 80. 
Thomas Van Heusen, 55. Thomas 

White, 162. 
Thomas Yt-'atman, 155. Townsend 

Nicholas, 111, 153. 
Truman, 20. Tunis, 93. 

Ulysses, 26. Ulvsses David, 61. 
Uriah, 80 Uriah Terrv, 94. 
Ursula, 91. 

Valiant McCrea, .36. 

Van Kensselaer W., 136. Verdine, 90. 

Victoria E., 131. 

Walter, 38, 168, 178. • 

Walter Van Routz, 36. Warren, 90. 

Warren Gavitt. Washington, 50. 

Watkins L., 36. Webb, 23, 40. 

Welles, 46. Wesley Gibbs, 177. 

Wilfied, 48. William, 15, 16, 17, 18, 
22, 26, 27, 58, 62, 73, 74, 77, 120, 
121, 162, 163, 165, 169, 172, 173, 
184, 187, 189, 193, 198. 

William Benjamin, 162. 

William Benton, 36. William Bul- 
lard, 26, 44, 66. 

William Cook, 21. 

W^illiam Drake, 29, 53, 56. 

William Drinker, 113. William Ed- 
ward, 30. 

William Franklin, 41, 157. 

William Harrison, 133, 191. 

William Henry, 37, 50, 120, 152, 170, 
176, 180, 191, 215, 220. 

William James, 55. William John, 

William Leander, 120, 163. William 
Mervin, 62. 

William M., 108, 153, 157, 191, 214. 

William Nelson, 57. William Per- 
son, 137. 

William Perse, 41. William Phineas, 

William Richards, 157. 

William Robinson, 206. 

William Ryneck, 222. 

William Terry, 148. 

William Thomas, 55. AVilliam Van 
Hocsin, 31. 

William Wallace, 36. William Wirt, 
37, 137. 

Willie, 180. Willie Eugene Seabring, 

Willie Gaylord, 36. Willis Bruce, 36. 

Wilson Osborn. Wines, 73. 

Winfield Scott, 38. Wright, 16, 22, 
24, 33, 57. 

Wright Frost, 24. 

Zaccheus, 73. Zephaniah, 75, 76, 133, 

Zephaniah I., 124. 
Zephaniah L.,158. Zopher Pasco, 163. 


Alphabetical Index of surnames of persons intermarried with the Horton 
Family, and also names of clergymen or magistrates who olficiated at the mar- 
riage. With a few exceptions only one page is referred to, but many of these 
names occur frequently. 

Accla, 27. Ackerman, 34. Adams, 

Adamson, 53, 54, 96, 177, 135. Aiken, 

137. Ainslee, 162. 
Ainsworth, 59. Albert, 107. Allen, 

Allison. Alloways, 45. Ames, 65. 
Amnion, 159. Andrews, 129, Annen, 

Arbuckle, 98. Arms, 34. Atwood, 87. 
Austin, 106. Ayres, 45. 

Babe, 208. Bacon, 145. Bailey, 175, 

182, 219. 
Baldwin, 103, 113. Bancroft, 30. 

Bail let, 105. 
Ball, 118. Bannister. Barker, 91. 
Barner, 44. Barnes, 42. Barnette, 

^ Barnum,67. Barr, 60. Barrett, 116. 
Barstow, 46. Bartine, 169. Bartlett, 

Bates, 55. Beadle, 24. Beardsley, 44. 
Beattv, 54. Bedell, 110. Beebe, 132, 

159^. Beedle, 208. 
Becks, 90. Beemer, 95. 
Belcher, 111. Belnap, 215. Bennet, 

86, 111, 118, 194, 156. 
Benjamin, 69. Bidlock, 62. Billings, 

Birdsall, 221. Blackman, 28, 43, 44, 

62. Black, 95. 
Blair, 165. Blake, 47. Bliss, 22. 

Bliven, 24. 
Blodgett, 54. Blount, 53. Boardman, 

Bogart, 22. Bockover, 96. Boone, 

Booth, 196. Bookstover, 149. Bor- 
der, 54. 

Bostwich, 110. Boughton, 120. Bouse, 

Bowers, 120. Bowman, 168. Boyce, 

Bradford, 206. Bradley, 12. Brain- 

ard, 59. 
Breed, 64. Brewster, 76. Brigham, 

Bright, 52. Briggs, 128. Brightwell, 

Brink, 137. Brinkley, 115. Brisack, 

Broadhead, 111. Brooks, 116. Brown, 

Brownell,66. Brownlee, 167. Broyles, 

Brvant, 128. Buckley, 57. Budd. 

Bull, 182. 
Bullis, 26. Bunyan, 136. Burchard, 

Burleigh, 187. Burnette, 172. Burr, 

Burt, 96. Bush, 53. Butler, 92. 

Calender, 90. Cameron, 221, Camp- 
bell, 113, 

Caney, 31. Canfield, 60. Caniff, 176. 
Capron, 57, 

Carpenter, 55, Carver, 217. Car- 
rier, 130. 

Carroll, 203. Case, 68. Cash, 118. 
Cerathers, 162. 

ChaflFer, 192, Chase, 176, Chambers, 

Chapin, 133. Chase, 219. Chauncey, 

Cheesebro, 217. Cheney, 103. Clapp, 

Claprodale, 31. Clark, 218. Clem- 
ents, 23. 


Hoi'ton Index. 

Cleveland, 217. Closson. Clowes, 

Coburn, 105. Coddington, 120. Coe, 

Cole, 92. Coleman, 140. Colfax, 160. 
Conklin, 182. Conley, 113. Collins, 

Colowav, 122. Colt, 100. Conover, 

175. "Cook, 114. 
Coolbougli, 27. Coolidge, 217. Cooly, 

Cooper, 88. Corey, 15. Cornell, 57. 

Corpening, 164. 
Cortright, 18. Corwin, 187. Covert, 

16. Couch, 92. 
Councill, 121. Covey, 99. Cowell, 

27. Cox, 174. 
Coykendall, 96. Craft, 106. Craig, 

222. Cramer, 87. 
Crandall, 99. Crawford, 189. Cris- 

man, 114. 
Crocker, 47. Crone. 96. Cronin, 100. 
Crosette, 168. Cross, 100. Crossman, 

Crouse, 133. Crowell, 131. Crump- 

ter, 166. 
Culver, 25. Cummings, 192. Cun- 

ningliam, 112. 
Currie, 17. Curtis, 192. Cushing, 161. 

Cutter, 180. 

Dales, 200. Dallsom, 33. Dalrym- 

ple, 87. 
Danes, 77. Darrow, 157, Davenport, 

Davidge, 33. Davids, 198. Davidson, 

190. Davis, 131. 
Davton, 200. De Camp, 133. Decker, 

Dietrick, 62. De la ^lontanye, 77. 

Delanv, 34. 
Delabov, 160. Deihl, 100. Delma, 

De Money, 63. Denham, 123. Den- 

ispauLcli, 52. 
Dennis^ 180. Denniston, 80. Deo, 59. 

Dp Poe. 
De Vov, 120. Dovton, 1.38. Dewes, 

28. *De Witt. 113. 
De Wolf, 100. Dickerson, 76. Dick- 
son, 163. 
Dilldine, 128. Dillen,204. Ditmass, 

Disbow, 58. Dixon, 206. Dobbins, 

Dorr, 1.52. Doty, 54. Drake, 25. 

Draper, 203. 
Duffiekl, 13. Dula, 121. Dunham, 29. 
Dunnica, 167. Durfer, 109. Dusen- 

bury, 48. 

Dutcher, 63. Duval, 116. Dwalf, 

Eagles, 74. Easterbrooks, 36. 
Eckhert, 59. Edgar, 36. Edwards, 

Ecrc^leston, 92. Elliott, 42, 44. Ellis, 

'"1 8. 
Ellsworth, 193. Emmons, 30. En- 

trolt, 50. 
Essey, 116. Evans, 154. 

Finley, 138. 

Firman, 143. Fitzpatrick. Fairchild, 

Familton, 100. Fanning, 45. Far- 
mer, 28. 

Farrand, 119. Faulkner, 78. Fawkes, 

Fee, 105. Ferguson, 164. Ferris, 92. 
Field, 37. 

Figart, 116. Fish, 172. Fisher, 128. 

Fishing, 114. Fitch, 96. Fonda, 52. 

Forbes, 44. Fordyce, 73. Forster, 46. 

Foster, 193. Fountain, 31. Fowler, 

Fox, 177. Francisco, 207. Frost, 170. 

Gaithers, 164. Gallowav, 108. Gam- 
ble, 169. 

Ganner, 114. Gardner, 187. Gar- 
lock, 119. 

Garritt, 116. Gasper, 39. Gates, 152. 

Gaylord,443. Gentry, 166. Gibson, 

Gilchrist, 1.56. Gildersleeve, 39. 

Giles, 15.5. Gilk('v,79. Gillam, 170. 

Gillette, 174. GiUingham, 36. Gils- ^ 
ton, 97. 

Girvin, 168. Goff, 27. Goldsmith, 

Good, 96. Good.'^ell, 18. Gordon, 139. 

Gore, 66. Gott, 160. Grant, 160. 
Gray, 220. 

Grcen!^ 155. Greenfield, 148. Green- 
leaf, 219. 

Gregorv, ;t7. Griffin, 31. Griffin, 116. 

Grig<;s,*191. Gross, 92. Gruver, 170. 
Guest, 84. 

Gulick, 85. 

Hacket, 89. Iladden, 48. Haddock, 

Haijar, 20. Hagins, 28. Haight, 49. 

Hok'v, 222. 
Hallock, 186. Halsev, 220. Halstead, 


Hoi'toii Index. 


Hamilton, 164. Hammond, 53. Han- 
cock, 99. 
Hannos, 77. Harmer,91. Harris, 159. 
Harrison, I60. Hart, 153. Hartzog, 

Harwood,86. Hatfield, 120. Hatlia- 

wav, 221. 
Haviland,58. Hawk, 89. Hayden,63. 
Hayes, 161. Headley, 113. Hedges, 

Hempstead, 183. Hewitt. Hickok, 40. 
Hicks, 124. Hildreth, 98. Hiler, 92. 

Hill, 179. 
Hillis, 106. Hilb, 19. Hines, 67. 

Hinev, 62. 
Hix, 16. Hodgkin, 116. Hofford. 

Holabird, 51. 
Holhrook. Holcomb, 61. Holiday, 39. 
Hollenback, 100. Hollow, 24. Ho- 

met, 106. 
Hope, 170. Hopper, 50. Hough, 130. 

Hovev, 79. 
Howard, 121. Howe, 125. Howell, 

Howland,15. Hoyt,28. Hubbard, 37. 

Hutt; 119. 
Hughes, 180. Huirhson,75. Hulse, 71. 
Hunsike, 119. Hunt, 129. Hunter, 

Huntting, 201. Hurlburt, 218. Hutch- 
ins, 120. 
Huyck, 27. Huyler, 95. Hyatt, 17. 

Ingols, 189. Ingusoll,46. Ingham, 

iOl, 143. 
Ingraham, 64. Insley, 96. 

Jackson, 120. 

Jacobus, 203. James, 53. Jarvis, 113. 
Jaycox,49. Jayne, 72. Jennings, 108. 
Johnson, 177. Joice, 192. 

Keck, 119. Kelsey, 85. Kenolly,215. 
Kerrick, 46. Kilmer, 44. King, 87. 
Kinney, 192. Knapp, 51. Kremer, 

Ladd, 99. Lafflin. Laing, 133. 
Lake, 138. Lance, 116. Landrus, 58. 
Langdon, 216. Landon, 197. Lane, 

Larkin, 92. Laser, 109. Lauer, 29. 
Laurene, 116. Lawson, 188. Lee, 

71, 168. Leek, 74. 
L'Hommedien. Lemon, 88. Lent, 41. 
Leonard, 216. Letts, 60. Lewis, 206. 
Lindsley, 115. Lines, 49. Llewellyn, 


Lobdell, 52. Lockwood, 134. Loder, 

Loseel, 155. Luce, 202. Lung, 113. 

Lynch, 166. 
Lyons, 188. 

Mack, 56. Main, 52. Mallory, 167. 

Manlev, 100. 
Mansfield, 38. Mapes, 172. Marks, 47. 
Martin, 100. Maryatt, 59. Mast, 157. 

Masters, 198. 
Mathers, 215. May, 188. Mayhew, 27. 
McClean. 90. McClure, 200. McCol- 

lom, 131. 
McCord, 55. McCov, 39. McCurry, 

McDaniel, 76. McDermody, 45. Mc- 

Keel, 33. 
McNair, 38. Mead, 119. Means, 46. 

Meeks, 30. 
Merrick, 131. Merrificld, 54. Mer- 

ritt, 204. 
Miller, 166. Milliken, 186. Mills. 

Minier^ 34. 
Minnis, 91. Minturn, 134. ]\[olther, 

Moore, 78, 79, 120, 126, 167, 191, 194, 

]Moren,28. Morgan, 97. Morrow, 

128., 215. Mulford, 135. Myer, 41. 

Naylor, 94. Nelson, 49. Newcomb, 

Newell, 177. Nichols, 112. Nobles, 

Noel, 134. Norris, 159. Norton, 128. 

Oakes,lll. Oakford,88. Odell, 175. 
Ogden, 25. Olney, 88. Osborn, 2U5. 
Overton, 199. Owens, 28. 

Page, 55. Paine, 216. Palmer, 166. 
Park, 45. Parker, 136. Parshall,92. 
Paschal, 115. Pasco, 162. Passage, 

46. Patten, 44. 
Pattengill, 179. Pauling, 107. Payne, 

Pearl, 128. Peebles, 65. Penne, 114. 

Penland, 157. 
Percv, 216. Perkins, 206. Perry, 178. 

Petit, 28. 
Phelps, 28. Philips, 196. Pierce, 27. 
Piercv, 158. Piersall, 49. Pierson, 54, 
Pillsbury, 222. Pinney. Pitcher, 105. 

Pixley, 56. 
Pluche, 30. Polhomus, 176. Pome- 

roy, 161. 
Pope, 106. Porter, 120. Post, 42. 

Poteet, 124. 


Ho7'to7i Index. 

Potts, 52. Powers, 112. Prav, 112. i 
Price, 139. " I 

Prie.^t, 77. Printz, 144. Primer, 157. ' 
Pultz, 137. Purcell, 63. Purdy, 55. 
Putnam, 131. 

Quereau, 24. 

Pvackett,68. Ptadaker, 40. Pvafter, 136. 
Eanney, 207. Eansom,62. Eaymond, 

Pteadv, 162. Reed, 119. Reeves, 206. 

Reynolds, 200. 
Ehoads, 127. Richards, 124. Picket, 

Rippet,66. Robbins, 21. Roberts, 134. 
Robertson, 159. Robinson, 160. Rock- 
well, 207. 
Roe, 109. Rogers, 222. Rolf, 133. 

Root, 112. 
Rose, 117, Rouse, 61. Ruggles, 219. 

Rumsev, 189. 
Eundell, 27. Rushmore, 222. Ryder, 

Ryneck, 194. 

Sackett, 61. 

Saflord,219. Savage, 58. Sawyer, 106. 

Schenick, 92. Schoonover, 143. Sco- 
ville, 100. Scott, 41. Sealring, 180. 

Sebie, 42. Seely, 68. Service. Sew- 
ard, 89. 

Sballs, 77. Sharp, 149, Sheldon, 207. 

Shelly, 24. Shepherd, 192. Sherman, 

Sherwood, 56. Shields, 64, Shoe- 
maker, 56. 

Shons, 132. Shores, 67. Skillinger, 

Sibley, 119. Slawson, 90. Slavton, 

Sleight, 48. Sliker, 75. Siotery, 143. 

Smith, 18 to 223 almost inclusive. 

Smock, 95. Snyder, 139. Spaulding, 
135. Spear, 152. 

Spencer, 62. Spinner, 83. Spoor, 91. 

Starr, 177. Stalford, 144. Stans- 
brough, 119. 

Stanton, 53. Stebbins, 28. Stedman, 

Steel, 114. Stephens, 41. Stephen- 
son, 61. Stevens, 44. 

Stoddard, 78. Stone, 204. Stoute, 75. 

Strong, 24 Stringham, 79. Strong, 

Stuart, 158. Studdiford. Sturdevant, 

Sutphin, 168. Sutton, 134. 

Swackliammer, 75. Swain, 59. 
Swarthout, 51. Sweazy, 75. 

Talmadsce, 204. Taylor, 103. Terry, 

11, 67^ 68. 69, 70, 74, 75,80, 99, 185, 

186, 199, 205, 220, 221. 
Thomas, 164. Thompson, 219. 
Thrall, 204. Tiffany, 129. Timlow, 

Todd, 96. Tompkins, 31. Tooker, 203. 
Torrance, 40. Tower, 134. Towner, 

Townsend, 222. Trany, 91. Trea- 

deau, 215. 
Trowbridge, 206. Trumper, 29. 
Tupper, 106. Turrell, 143. Tuthill, 

9, 26, 27, 69, 78, 180, 199, 220. 

Underbill, 55. Upton, 111. 

Yadenburg, 96. Yail, 174. 
Van Al.stine, 136. 
Vance, 83. Vanderslice, 138. 
Van Devort, 93. Van Doren, 75. 
Van Duzen, 78. Vandyke, 51. 
Van Heusen, 24. Van Kuren, 134. 
Vanleer, 115. Van Orden, 111. 
Van Ordell, 88. Van Scoy, 92. 
Verder, 56. Vetter, 138. Vibbert, 25. 
Vogler, 164. Voltair, 215. Vought, 

Wader, 136. Wads worth, 145. 
AVales, 215. AValler, 113. Warner, 

Warren, 50. Washburn, 103. 
Weaklv, 153. AVeaver, 202. Webb, 

Webster, 51. AVebus, 31. Weeks, 55. 
Welch, 204. Wells, 11, 68, 69, 99, 144, 

184, 185. Welsh, 26. 
Wesley, 114. Westall, 157. 
Westbrook, 128. Wheat, 90. 
Wheeler. 161. White, 116, 129, 205. 

Whiting, 131. 
Wickham, 198. Wickizer, 113. Wid- 

ding, 79. 
Wightman, 116. Wilcox, 178. Wil- 
der 96. 
Wiles, 107. Wiley, 75. 
Wilbour, 180. Williams, 218. 
Williamson, 98. Wilson, 208. 
Winans, 115. Winchel, 40. Wogg, 

Wood, 185. Workman, 95. 
Worth, 203. Wright, 207. 

Ycatman, 159. Yocum, 39. 
Youngs, 220. 

Zaccheus, 68. Zimmerman, 202. 


/ Malone, N. Y., i6 August, iSyi. 

Geo. F. Horton, M. D.: 

My Dear Friend: Your very kind and interesting letter of the 
i8th inst., came duly to hand some days since. I have often heard it 
said that the Hortons of this country sprung from two brothers, who 
emigrated from England at an early day, and that one of them settled 
in Massachusetts, and the other on Long Island. My ancestor, Stephen 
Horton, I think, was a descendant of Thomas Horton, who settled in 
Springfield, Mass., perhaps a son of Thomas. My brother, John Hor- 
ton, many years since obtained from Dr. Horton, of Hartford, Ct., 
the genealogy that I send you. There was many years since a Dr. 
Horton who resided at Springfield, whom my eldest sister visited, and 
who was a relative of ours. He had a son who was also a doctor in 
New York City, and also engaged in the grocery and provision busi- 
ness. I think he is dead. I am satisfied that Barnabas Horton was a 
brother of Thomas. 

Stephen Horton settled in West Springfield, Mass. He had two 
sons, Benjamin and Stephen. Benjamin, born in 1720; died at 
Brandon, Vermont, 13 Jan., 1803. He left two sons, Gideon and 
Moses, also a daughter, who married a Mr. Underwood. 

Gideon Horton was born in 1744, in West Springfield, Mass.; mar- 
ried Sarah Douglass, great aunt to the Hon. Stephen A. Douglass. 
He died at Brandon, Vt., 16 Dec, 1801, His sons were Hiram, 
Gideon, Jr., and John. Hiram, born 5 March, 1764, at West Spring- 
field ; married Sarah Drury, 16 June, 1785, at Pittsford, Vt.; moved 
to Malone, Franklin Co., N. Y., in 1808. He was one of the leading 
men of the county, holding the office of County Treasurer, and first 
Judge of the Courts for several years. He died 5 Oct., 1824. 

He owned a large quantity of land, also mill-property, and several 
mercantile stores. He belonged to the Presbyterian Church, and was 
active and consistent in its duties. He had three sons and seven 

II Appendix. 

daughters. Sons were : Harry, John, and Hiram, Jr. (myself), all 
born in Brandon, Vt. Harry, born 22 July, 1796 ; died in Constable, 
N. Y., 22 August, 1840. He was a farmer, a merchant, and a manu- 
facturer of flour and lumber. He belonged to the Congregational 
Church. He had two children, Hiram Safford Horton (married and 
settled in Wisconsin, and has a large family), and Delia A.. Horton, 
who married Howard E. King, Esq., merchant at Malone. John, son 
of Hiram. Sen., born 22 Dec, 1797; died at Madrid, St. Liwrence 
Co., N. Y., 14 Oct., 1859, without issue. He was also a member of 
the Congregational Church, and followed farming, milling, and lum- 
bering. Hiram, Jr., born 22 April, 1799 ; resides in Malone, N. Y.; 
married 20 Jan., 1822, Adaline Wead. Has three children, all born 
at Malone, N. Y. I. William L. Horton, born 28 Oct., 1822 ; died 
19 Sept., 1861. He was a lawyer; left two children : George F. and 
Anna M. Horton. H. Adeline Mead Horton, born 21 Jan., 1834; 
married in Oct., 1864, Myron G. Horton, grandson of Dr. John Hor- 
ton, who was the son of Gideon Horton, Sen., being her 3d cousin. 
They reside at Malone, N. Y., and have two children. HI. Frederick, 
born 22 August, 1838, and died 13 April, 1867, childless. I have now 
named the male members of my branch of the family, and for the fam- 
ily of Gideon Horton Jr., I refer you to Dr. Charles W. Horton, of 
Brattleborough, Vt., one of his sons, and for the family of Dr. John 
Horton, I refer you to his son. Dr. Geo. Horton, Winauskie Falls, Vt. 
The Hortons seem to have been given largely to the medical profession. 
When your work is accomplished, I shall be glad to have you send me 
one copy. I am yours, truly, 


Mr. Horton, the writer of the foregoing letter, was a highly-respected 
member and Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Malone. He died 
31 August, 1873. He was a dealer in flour, lumber, and dry- 
goods, real-estate, and merchandising of various kinds. Mrs. Myron 
G. Horton, informing me of his death, remarks that she is now (1874) 
the only one of his children living. 

17^ West 30 St., Cincinnati, Ohio, May^ 1871. 

Dr. Geo. F. Horton : 

Dear Sir : While at Pomeroy a few weeks since on a visit, my 
father showed me your letter, requesting information in regard to our 

Appendix. Ill 

descent, and asked me to answer your questions. I am not really in a 
condition to give you any particular information, for the reason that 
the notes I once made on the subject, when, in 1864, I graduated at 
Dana College, are out of my reach. A sketcli of our genealogy and 
history had to be recorded in our ' Class Book," and I there broke 
ground in this to me until then, unattractive field, in obedience to 
that necessity. The main facts that I recall are, however, these : I 
did not get very far in tracing my descent. My father, Valentine B. 
Horton, was the son of Zenas Horton, who was the son of David Hor- 
ton — David was born near the beginning of the last century; no! in 
the 2d or 3d decade, and fought in the old French war, and was also a 
soldier in the Revolution, and was killed at Saratoga. He lived in 
Braintree, Mass. Zenas Horton moved thence to Windsor, Vt., 
where my father was born. Beyond David I did not spend labor 
enough to penetrate; but I was rendered nearly certain, I remember, 
that he was a grand-son and great-grand-son, respectively, of two cer- 
tain Thomas Hortons, one of Springfield, and the other of Charles- 
town, Mass., the elder of whom landed in Dorchester, from the 
schooner Mary and J^ohn, in 1633. Barnabas, of Southold, I remem- 
ber coming across, but I was obliged, after following that track for 
some time, to give him up, and settle upon Thomas, the ancestor of 

David I shall be glad to communicate with you further on this 

subject. My address I have already given at my office (law), as 
above, and believe most sincerely yours, S. DANA HORTON. 

T have had some correspondence with this gentleman since the date 
of the above letter, but he has given no further information as to his 
lineage. The above would run thus: 6. S. Dana; 5. Valentine B. ; 
4. Zenas; 3. David; 2. Thomas; i. Thomas. Some links are missing, 
for certainly, counting from the first Thomas, S. Dana Horton must 
be in the 8th or 9th generation. S. Dana wields the pen of a ready 
writer, and he has achieved considerable notoriety in the political 
reform literature of the day, especially in favor of so using the elec- 
tive franchise as to give increased representation to minorities. 
Several of his articles have appeared in the Penn Magazine, of 

Barrington R. I., March 21th, 18 ji. 
Dr. Geo. F. Horton : 

Dear Sir: Your letter of inquiry lies before me, supplying more 
information than I shall be able to give you. Ours is a Boston family, 

IV Appendix. 

where my father and grandfather both resided. We were six brothers 
and four sisters, all of whom lived to their maturity, but of whom 
only five now survive. The eldest of these was Rev. Jotham Horton, 
of whom you inquire, who died in Boston, in Feb., 1853. His son, 
Rev. Jotham Horton, died, a martyr to freedom, by the mob spirit in 
New Orleans, some years ago. Our father's name was Jotham, who 
was a ship-smith, and did the iron work of the historic frigate 

Our family being large, my parents allowed me to go into the coun- 
try (Worcester County), at the early age of seven. I was educated a 
paper-maker previous to entering upon a course of liberal education. 
Thus separated from home, I had less knowledge of our ancestry than 
might otherwise have been the case. Supposing that my surviving 
brother at Mobile has better information regarding our ancestry than 
I have, I take the liberty of forwarding your letter to him, requesting 
him to supply any intelligence he may have at hand. He having 
been long a resident there, and loyal to the Union, is an ex-Mayor of 
the city, appointed by Gen. Pope, and is at present, happily for him. 
Judge of Probate for the County. His address is " Hon. Gustavus 
Horton, Mobile, Alabama." From him you will probably hear soon. 
Wishing you much success in your laudable investigations, and quite 
willing to recognize any of our cousins in the Keystone State, 

I am yours, &c., F. HORTON. 

The Rev. Francis Horton, writer of the foregoing letter, was one 
of the excellent of the earth. He was a scholar and quite a poet, and 
an able and much loved minister of the Word. He died in 1873. 
It is highly probable that he was a descendant of Joshua I. 

In connexion with this, we give the following thrilling article, 
which was published in the Boston WatcJwian and Reflector, soon 
after the barbarous murder of the Rev. Jotham Horton : 



"Good-by, Emma," he said, '*! shall not be gone long. It can't 
lake more than ten minutes to open the Convention, and then I shall 
come right away. Look for me at three o'clock, at farthest," and the 
young pastor kissed his wife and hurried away to the city. 

That day was destined to be one among the most memorable in the 
annals of human wickedness since the famous St. Bartholomew's. The 

Appendix. V 

members of the Union Convention had looked forward to it with ap- 
prehension. They knew that the spirit of the late rebellion still sur- 
vived in New Orleans, and they could not hope that they should be 
permitted to assemble without some molestation from disorderly indi- 
viduals, but they had no suspicions that the masses of the city would 
rise against them, organized for deliberate bloodshed. They did not 
know that all the arms had been bought up, till the gun-shops con- 
tained not so much as a pocket-pistol. They did not know that the 
Mayor had telegraphed to the President that there would certainly be 
a riot, and had received the assurance that the military would not in- 
terfere with the civil power. They did not know that the police force 
had been increased by the addition of a gang of blood-thirsty men, 
and that the municipal authorities had agreed upon signals, and 
arranged to begin the riot themselves. Watched by no suspicion, and 
awed by no Butler's strong right hand, the conspirators were suffered 
to perfect their preparations, and when the morning of the 30th of 
July dawned, the treacherous officials appeared at the station-house 
fully armed, and waiting the opportunity for their bloody work. 

The pastor of the CoUeseum Baptist Church, Rev. Jotham W. Hor- 
ton, had been requested to open the Convent io \vith prayer. Moved 
by the warmest Christian sympathy for the freedmen, this young New- 
England minister had gone to the South with his wife, to give his best 
energies to their welfare. He was a man of sincere piety and a large 
heart ; pure as a little child, self-denying where duty was concerned to 
an extent that often made him suffjer, and so peaceable that though 
repeatedly insulted, and even once fired upon, and though conscious 
that he was fatally marked by malignant disloyalists, he would never 
go armed. 

After taking leave of his wife, Mr. Horton proceeded in the cars 
from his residence in Carrolton to the city. Ever apt to look hope- 
fully on the worst prospects, and slow to suspect evil of his fellow-men, 
he had felt no fears of injury for this day, beyond perhaps a forcible 
seizure and commitment to the parish prison. 

The hour arriving for opening the Convention, and Mr. Horton 
having entered the hall, stood up to offer prayer just as the clock struck 
twelve. Strongly and fervently his words came up, breathing petitions 
for the peace of his country and the deliverance of the oppressed. 
God heard him, but with that prayer His servant's work ended, and 
then He gave him for a little* while to the cruel wrath of his enemies. 
that He might make that wrath praise Him. Immediately on the 
sounding of the stroke of noon from the city clocks, and simultaneously 

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with the opening of Mr. Horton's prayer, the armed police filed out 
of the several stations, three hundred strong, and marched toward the 
Institute. Some of them entered the hall during the prayer, a mob in 
the meantime rapidly collecting round the door, and hardly had the 
good man uttered the closing ''amen" when a miscreant fired a bullet 
at his head. 

There could be no longer any doubt of the intentions of the officers 
and the mob. The latter assailed the windows and crushed in at the 
doors. "Kill him! kill him!" they yelled. "Shoot every cursed 
Yankee in the house!" Just then all the bells in the city began to 
toll. It was the preconcerted signal of slaughter, and now the horrors 
of the day began. 

The disloyalist ruffians rushed in with pistols, knives and clubs, and 
commenced their appointed work of murder. Resistance was hopeless. 
The Convention broke u]) in the wildest confusion, some of its mem- 
bers falling dead, and many mortally wounded in the hall, while a few 
who could, fled. The Union men saw that they were dojmed. Instead 
of protecting them, and arresting the rioters at the firing of the first 
shot, as with their force they could easily have done, the police headed 
the attack, and there is reason to believe that one of their number fired 
the first shot. 

Mr. Horton received five balls in his body, and fell. These balls 
were fired by policemen. Not satisfied with their work, they seized 
him, battered his head with their billies, stabbed him, kicked and 
dragged him on the pavements to the first station, the mob follow- 
ing behind, cursing, beating and trampling him with their shoes. 
Thrusting him into a cell, he was left mangled and senseless. 

Meantime the shopkeepers of the city had closed their stores, and 
strolled about, gratified spectators of the fiendish carnival, greeting the 
murderers of Horton, and every squad of policemen that passed them 
dragging a bleeding loyalist, with shouts of " Good ! good ! Kill the 
wliite nigger." 

Around the Mechanics' Institute and in the adjacent streets upwards 
of one hundred negroes lay weltering in their blood, and the dead 
carts drove by loaded with warm corpses and bodies of the wounded 
still writhing with life, all tumbled indiscriminately together. 

In one of these carts the mangled Horton was flung, after lying awhile 
at the station-house, and under a stifling load of dead and wounded 
negroes, his stomach crushed in by a blow of a heavy pjank, he was 
taken to the Marine Hospital. 

Furious with the taste of blood, the police and their fellow Thugs 
raged up and down some of the streets of the city, calling out the 

Appendix. VII 

names of well-known loyalists, declaring their intention to slaughter 
every Union man in New Orleans. In the mieist of the excitement and 
carnage, the bayonets of Federal troops appeared, and further murder 
was prevented. The mob dispersed, and the blood-stained streets, and 
battered windov/s, and muffled groans from distant hospital wards 
alone testified to the horrors of the 30th of July. 

As the hours of that bloody day passed, the wife of Mr. Horton 
waited at her home, five miles distant, for his return. Three o'clock 
came, the limit he had set for his absence. She looked long and anx- 
iously to catch a glimpse of him approaching along the familiar street. 
He did not come, and her anxiety grew into alarm. To add to her 
terror, a breathless messenger arrived at her residence, and warned her 
that she would not be safe there that night, for trouble had happened 
at the State-House, and the secessionists were searching for all the 
Unionists in the city and suburbs. Hastily summoning the negro ser- 
vant, she told her to bar the doors and windows, and with a few hur- 
ried preparations then set off for the city, to learn the fate of her 

Having formerly boarded with a Mrs. E , she took her way 

first to her house, and made known her anxious errand. She was told 
of the riot and massacre, and at once feared the worst. Several young 
men who boarded at the house volunteered to search for Mr. Horton. 
They returned late in the evening, but could give her no news, save 
that he had been badly wounded. They dar^d not communicate their 
own convictions of his fate. 

Only the darkness of the dangerous streets and the restraint of 
friends prevented the almost distracted woman from going forth that 
night to continue the search herself. As it was, the night brought no 
sleei) to her eyes, and as soon as it was morning she started on her sad 

Information had been received through the city papers that Gen. 
Baird, the military commandant, had released all who had been 
arrested and confined by the police, giving the name of her husband 
among the rest, and stating that he had returned home. Acting on 
this representation, she went alone to Carrolton, but only to return 
by the next train. He was not there. Without waiting for breakfast 
she set off for Gen. Baird 's headquarters ; a young Methodist clergy- 
man, Mr. Henry, 'one of Mrs. E 's boarders, insisting on being 

her company. 

No sooner did Gen. Baird see Mrs. Horton and knew who she was, 
than he expressed much surprise that her husband had not been seen^ 

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and told her he had ordered his release. Perhaps she would find him 
at the City Hall. To this place she immediately went, but she searched 
in vain. He had not been there. She then hurried to the First Police 
Station, determined to wring from the brutal officers a confession of 
what they had done with her husband. Entering the office, she forced 
her way within the rails, and asked of the clerk what had been done 
with her husband. The man declared that '^Preacher Horton" had 
been sent by him to Charity Hospital, and she at once hurried thither. 
Again she was disappointed. He had not been seen there ! (The truth 
was, the cart which carried Mr. Horton's body had stopped there, and 
been sent away, as it appeared to be occupied only by blacks.) The 
horrible idea now suggested itself to the afflicted woman that her hus- 
band had been conveyed away with a load of dead bodies, and had 
been buried alive, but, as a last resort, she determined to visit the 
Marine Hospital. This was in a low and distant part of the city, and 
devoted entirely to negroes, and she could not have believed he would 
be carried there by his worst enemies, but at a friend's suggestion she 
sought the place, still accompanied by Mr. Henry. 

Arrived at the gate, she was refused entrance, but catching a glimpse 
of Dr. Harris, the head surgeon, whom she knew, she called to him, 
and asked him if her husband was there. Dr. Harris could give her 
no positive assurance, but immediately ordered the servant to admit her. 
Forgetting her weariness in her joy that her long quest had at last suc- 
ceeded, the faithful woman bounded up the steps, and without waiting 
to be directed, rushed in among the patients, found out her husband, 
and sank exhausted upon his bosom. What a spectacle ! The form 
she loved a bruised and helpless mass of flesh and blood, his head 
swollen to the size of two, his left arm useless, and his right shattered 
and mangled. He moved perpetually about with the restless, nervous 
gestures of a dreaming infant. So badly trampled and beaten was 
his head and face that his eyes were blinded, and a painful retching, 
produced by the injuries to his stomach, obstructed his breath and 
speech. But through all the anguish and darkness of his wreck he 
knew his wife. That she should have recognized him is a miracle 
to all who do not understand the inspired sagacity of a wife's 

**Wipe my face, Emma," he gasped, as if she had been bending 
over him ever since he fell 

Worn and broken-hearted, the poor woman sat down by her hus- 
band's side, and tried to strengthen herself for the task of soothing 
and comforting his last hours, for she knew too well that he could not 

Appendix. IX 

live. Nineteen long hours she had searched for him, and now to find 
him thus ! 

Few comforts were to be found in that hospital, though the attend- 
ants, seeing her distress, evidently meant to treat her kindly. Up to 
this time the wounded man had lain in the warden's room, but on 
the next morning, which was Wednesday, he was removed to a more 
airy apartment. The operation of trepanning was then performed on 
his head, though with little hope of permanent benefit. When this 
was over, and the burden upon his brain was thus relieved, the suf- 
ferer looked up and repeated, 

" When I can read my title clear 
To mansions in the skies, 
I'll bid farewell to every fear. 
And wipe my weeping eyes. 

" Should earth against my soul engage — " 

Here weakness prevented him, and he whispered to his wife, 

''You finish it." 

He slept a good deal, but seemed always conscious of his wife's 
presence, frequently putting up his restless hand to touch her face, 
and remind himself, in his blindness, of her loved features. When 
he talked, it was of his unfinished work, his conviction of the justice 
of the cause in which he fell, his anxieties for his wife, left alone in a 
cruel world, and of his enemies and murderers always forgivingly, as 
if they knew not what they did. At different times, too, he spoke 
of the riot, relating facts and incidents as I have s^*- them down. 

It affiicted him much to leave his wife penniless. He had had a 
little money in his pocket when he came to the Convention, but that, 
with the gold studs in his bosom, had been plundered by some of the 
ruffians who took part in mutilating his person. 

Thus he lingered until the sixth day after his injury. When the 
morning of Sunday, the 5 th of August, came, he remembered that he 
had an appointment to exchange pulpits with a colored brother in the 
city, and said, 

"Emma, we must send word to Bro. Miles that I can't come. I 
don't feel quite well enough to preach." 

As time went on, his mind began to wander, and he fancied him- 
self in his own pulpit. He invoked the Divine blessing, he gave out 
a hymn and sung, wounded and suffering as he was ; his wife, who 
wept as she thought of the melody of his own fine voice, joining him 
at his request, half choked by her tears. Then he prayed with her, 

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sung again, and preached, taking for his text, ''Out of the abundance 
of the heart the mouth speaketh." After these exercises, he expressed 
his wish to close with the Lord's Supper, and immediately began the 
beautiful ceremony. His wife, anxious to gratify him, skilfully aided 
with such meagre conveniences as were at hand, to carry out his touch- 
ing fancy. He partook with her what seemed to him the symbolic 
bread and wine. 

"We both drink from the same cup, Emma," said he. 

Another hymn, a benediction, and the sufferer began to grow weak, 
as if, indeed, his work was done. 

''I am going now, Emma," he whispered. "I'm sorry you can't 
come with me. In the fall you'll come." 

Then there were no more connected sentences, but incoherent syl- 
lables of prayer, and whispers of saintly hope, "In the vale — the vale 
— home yonder — good-by," and at six o'clock that Sabbath evening 
the gentle-spirited Horton fell asleep in Jesus. 

Thus perished a martyr to freedom and equal rights, as sincere and 
pure a man as God ever welcomed "through great tribulation " to the 
immortal pleasures of His presence. 

To the tender consideration of her friends, never so numerous as 
now, and to the merciful consolation of Almighty God, who never 
pitied her as He now pities her, we commend the weeping widow, 
and pray that she may long live to share the honor of her martyred 
husband's fame. THERON BROWN. 

MoNSON, Mass., May 2yth, i8y4. 
A. E. Horton, Esq. 

My Dear Sir : I have received several copies of the '^ San Diego 
Union,'' the last No., April 30, also a copy of the " World,"" March 
20th, which contains a picture of San Diego. Also a sketch of the 
city on a small sheet, which gives an account of the origin of the new 
city, and of your relation to it as the founder and the source of its 

For these favors I desire to express my cordial thanks. The growth 
of your new city is indeed wonderful, and a brilliant future is certain 
to come. Were I a young man, the temptation would be strong to 
cross the continent and join in your great enterprise. But my future 
is short, and must be devoted to the commemoration of the past. 

It has so happened that in my work as the genealogist of my native 
town of Union, I have recently devoted special efforts to the two 

Appendix. XI 

families of Horton and Burleigh. Dr. Horton, of Terrytown, Pa., 
proposes to publish the annals of the Horton family in this country, 
nearly all of whom are the posterity of Barnabas, who came from 

I have in charge the genealogy of Rev. Ezra Horton, your grand- 
father, and have nearly completed the collection of nearly all his 
descendants of the fourth generation (to which you belong), from Rev. 
Ezra, of Union. I have the names, with dates of birth, of three of 
your father's children who (including yourself) were born in Union. 
The rest of your father's family I have not. I desire very much to 
obtain a complete list of all the children of your father's family, with 
date of births, marriages, and deaths, so far as possible. I under- 
stand that your father is still living, though at an advanced age. I 
have an obituary notice of your mother, published in a San Diego 
paper soon after her death, a year ago last March. 

Rev. Lucien Burleigh, the son oi Rinaldo Bia-leigh, of Plainfield, 
Conn., is endeavoring to obtain a complete record of all the descend- 
ants of John Burleigh, the first comer of the name to which your 
mother belonged. Your mother was first cousin to Rinaldo Burleigh, 
who was a long time Principal of Plainfield Academy, and the father 
of a number of sons who are well known as writers, and as editors. 

I visited Union last week, and saw my uncle, Capt. Chauncey Paul, 
and his wife, whose name before marriage was Polly Armour, daughter 
of John Armour. They both recollect your father and mother. John 
Armour was a near neighbor of Mr. Jacob Burleigh, and the children 
of the families grew up together. 

The effort of Rev. Lucien Burleigh will result in obtaining full 
accounts of all branches of his family. I was able to give him a full 
account of the children of the first comer, John, and his wife, Meriam 
Fuller, whose ancestry I have traced far back among the early settlers 
of Willington and Ashford, in Conn., and in Rehoboth, Mass. 

My interest in the two families of Horton and Burleigh, arises not 
from the recent efforts to procure genealogies of those two families 
by parties specially interested. I have long been engaged in collect- 
ing facts pertaining to the history of Union, my native town. I have 
made it a point to study the history of all the early settlers and long 
residents. I have traced the ancestry of very many back to England 
and Scotland, through the Scotch-Irish emigration, which took place 
nearly one hundred and sixty years ago. Very many of the early 
settlers of Union were Scotch-Irish— as the Pauls, the Lawlors, the 
Moores, the Armours, the Crawfords, the McNalls, and others who, 
like all the race, were genuine Scotch in their character, and were 

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among the best of the emigrants of the olden times. They were not 
connected at all with the modern or ancient Irish race. 

The Hortons, Burleighs, and Laflins were genuine Englishmen in 
their ancestry. So were the Fosters, the Badgers, the Sessions, the 
Newells, the Loomises, the Abbotts, and the Waleses. 

From that little town, a great many enterprising emigrants have 
gone forth to people the mighty West. The people of Union, in re- 
spect to enterprise and education, are higher than the average emigra- 
tion of towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. My long and patient 
explorations into the history of Union, has led me to such results as 
that I am not ashamed of the fame or the name of my native town. 

Having lost all my own children, and always cherishing a sincere 
regard for the people of Union, I determined long ago to find out all 
I could of their history and the fortunes of their descendants. 

The old town holds its own in population and in valuation. I have 
a good memory of all who have lived there during the last half cen- 
tury, and I think the town is as respectable now as it was in my child- 
hood. Some of the worthy names of the olden time have wholly 
gone ; though the descendants of some remain. 

It is an interesting circumstance, that from that little town you have 
gone forth, and on the other side of the new world have laid the 
foundations of a great city. Thus New England has sent forth its 
best mind and muscle to build up new States in this greatest Empire 
of freemen the sun has ever shone upon. 

New England was founded by the best people of Old England and 
Scotland. I like to look back, and also forward. It is well that all 
parts of our great country can be able to trace their origin to common 
sources. Great as are the intervening distances in time and space 
which separate the different generations, yet are they not wholly 
severed in interest, nor ought they to be separated in sympathy. I 
hope that my long studies in relation to the families of my native 
town, will be of some benefit in making those of the same name some- 
what acquainted with each other; or at least it will prevent those who 
are of kindred race and blood from utter forgetfulness of each other. 

Very Truly Yours, 


The Rev. Mr. Hammond, writer of the foregoing letter, is, and has 
been for many years past, the Principal of Monson Academy. His 
work is nearly ready for the press. Prof. Hammond kindly furnished 
us the records of the descendants of the Rev. Ezra Horton, of Union, 
which will also appear more fully in his history of Union. 


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