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Descendants of Abraham Horton, Sr.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Generation No. 1- ABRAHAM HORTON and MARTHA WILLIAMS

Generation No. 2- DANIEL HORTON and ARMINTA MULLINS

Generation No. 3

Generation No. 4

Endnotes

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Introduction

 

Much of the Horton information came from the Internet and genforum sites. Our family descends from Abraham Sr. to Daniel Sr. who served in the Revolutionary War. While residing in Burke County, North Carolina, Daniel Horton enlisted about 1780 under Capt. John Dobson and Col. McDowell. He also served under Capts. John Russell, Joel Lewis, and Col. Cleveland and Capt. Daniel Wright and Col. Smith. In addition, he served under Capt. William Kennedy and Lt. Col. Washington. He was in the battles at Ramsour's Mill, Kings Mountain, Cowpens, and Eutaw Springs. Horton was allowed pension on his application executed 13 September 1832 while residing in Washington County, Tennessee. He later moved to McMinn County, Tennessee. From Daniel our line goes to Jesse Mullins Horton and then to his daughter, Mahala Horton. Mahala married Reese Harkrider. Please contact me if you find errors or want more information. I am happy to share what I have.

 

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Generation No. 1

 

1.  ABRAHAM1 HORTON, SR.1 was born 1722 in WFT, Massachusetts, and died 06 January 1816 in Surry Co., NC.  He married MARTHA WILLIAMS 09 January 1745/46.  She was born 1725, and died Bet. 1765 - 1820 in WFT, Massachusetts.

       

Children of ABRAHAM HORTON and MARTHA WILLIAMS are:

                   i.    WILLIAM B.2 HORTON, b. July 1746, Bucks Co., PA; d. 1818, Surry Co., NC.

                  ii.    JOHN B. HORTON, b. 1748, Bucks Co., PA; d. 1827, St. Francis Co., MO.

2.              iii.    DANIEL HORTON, SR., b. 13 September 1752, Bucks Co., PA; d. 18 August 1839, McMinn Co., TN.

                 iv.    JAMES B. HORTON, b. 27 March 1755, Bucks Co., PA; d. February 1782, Old Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH.

                  v.    PRISCILLA HORTON, b. 1757, Bucks Co., PA; d. 1778, OH.

                 vi.    ABRAHAM HORTON, JR., b. 09 May 1759, Bucks Co., PA; d. 11 December 1842, Lawrence Co., AL.

                vii.    ISAAC HORTON, b. 1763, Bucks Co., PA; d. 1854, Sugar Hill, Gwinnett Co., GA.

 

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Generation No. 2

 

2.  DANIEL2 HORTON, SR. (ABRAHAM1) was born 13 September 1752 in Bucks Co., PA, and died 18 August 1839 in McMinn Co., TN.  He married (1) MARY LNU.  She was born 01 January 1801, and died 03 December 1865.  He married (2) ARMINTA MULLINS Bef. 1780 in Burke Co., NC, daughter of WILLIAM MULLINS.  She was born in NC, and died 1830 in Washington Co., TN.

       

Children of DANIEL HORTON and ARMINTA MULLINS are:

                   i.    REBECCA3 HORTON, b. Bef. 1785; d. Hardeman, TX; m. JOHN BASS, 18 September 1810, Washington Co., TN.

                  ii.    MARY "POLLY" HORTON, b. 14 February 1789, Surry Co., NC; m. JOHN TADLOCK, 29 September 1812, Washington Co., TN.

                 iii.    MARTHA (PATSY) HORTON, b. Abt. 1791, Surry Co., NC; d. 08 January 1905, Walker Co., GA.

                 iv.    DANIEL HORTON, JR., b. 20 August 1795, Washington Co., TN; d. 07 September 1865, Decatur, Macon Co., IL; m. MARY "POLLY" NEEDHAM, 26 August 1819; b. 01 April 1801, Randolph Co., NC; d. 03 December 1865, McMinn Co., TN.

3.               v.    ISAAC HORTON, b. 1796, Greene Co., NC; d. Abt. 1856, Green Co., TN.

4.              vi.    JESSE MULLINS HORTON, b. 01 March 1800, TN; d. 14 November 1863, Decatur, Macon Co., IL.

                vii.    SOLOMON HORTON, b. Abt. 1802, TN; d. 1845, MO; m. NANCY CUNNINGHAM.

               viii.    HIRAM HOUSTON HORTON, b. 06 February 1805, TN; d. 12 October 1900, Parker Co., TX.

                  ix.    WILLIAM B. HORTON, b. 13 May 1815, Surry Co., NC; d. 1902, Washington Co., TN.

 

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Generation No. 3

 

3.  ISAAC3 HORTON (DANIEL2, ABRAHAM1) was born 1796 in Greene Co., NC, and died Abt. 1856 in Green Co., TN.  He married MARGARET MARTIN 16 October 1810 in Washington Co., TN. 

       

Children of ISAAC HORTON and MARGARET MARTIN are:

5.                i.    DANIEL4 HORTON, b. Abt. 1817, TN.

                  ii.    MARTHA HORTON.

 

 

4.  JESSE MULLINS3 HORTON (DANIEL2, ABRAHAM1) was born 01 March 1800 in TN, and died 14 November 1863 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL2.  He married ANNA DYKES3 04 January 1821 in TN.  She was born 03 August 1802 in TN, and died 25 May 1899 in Decatur, Macon Co., IL.

       

Children of JESSE HORTON and ANNA DYKES are:

6.                i.    MAHALA4 HORTON, b. 01 May 1822, Washington Co., TN; d. Bet. 1860 - 1870, Macon Co., IL.

7.               ii.    ELCANA DELANA HORTON, b. 20 June 1825, Athens, McMinnville, Warren Co, TN; d. 30 March 1914, Monticello, IL.

8.              iii.    SUSAN MATILDA HORTON, b. 18 July 1831, TN; d. 12 August 1896.

                 iv.    MARTHA JANE HORTON, b. 26 December 1835, McMinn Co., TN; d. 1892, Decatur, Macon Co., IL; m. NATHANIEL W. RUCKER, 25 September 1856, Macon Co., IL4.

                  v.    WILLIAM HOUSTON HORTON, b. 21 January 1842, TN5; d. 30 March 1925, Macon Co., IL; m. SARAH GEPFORD, 31 December 1862, Macon Co., IL.

                 vi.    JAMES POLK HORTON6, b. 1849, TN; d. 14 November 1859, Macon Co., IL.

 

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Generation No. 4

 

5.  DANIEL4 HORTON (ISAAC3, DANIEL2, ABRAHAM1) was born Abt. 1817 in TN.  He married MARY JANE MCCALL 07 September 1838 in Washington Co., TN.  She was born Abt. 1820 in TN.

       

Children of DANIEL HORTON and MARY MCCALL are:

                   i.    ISAAC N.5 HORTON, b. Abt. 1839, Tennessee.

                  ii.    SAMUEL D. HORTON, b. 1841, TN.

                 iii.    JOHN R. HORTON, b. 1844, TN.

                 iv.    MARGARET L. HORTON, b. 1849, TN.

 

 

6.  MAHALA4 HORTON (JESSE MULLINS3, DANIEL2, ABRAHAM1)7 was born 01 May 1822 in Washington Co., TN8, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Macon Co., IL.  She married REESE B. HARKRIDER 23 March 1841 in McMinn Co., TN8,9, son of DAVID HARKRADER and ANNA MISKELL.  He was born 12 August 1821 in Tazewell Co., VA, and died 06 October 1875 in Macon Co., IL10.

       

Children of MAHALA HORTON and REESE HARKRIDER are:

                   i.    JOHN MARION5 HARKRIDER, b. 06 January 1843, McMinn, TN11; d. 18 November 1908, Chenoa, McLean Co., IL; m. CATHARINE MARY SANDHAM12, 16 June 1864, Decatur, Macon Co., IL13; b. 03 August 1844, Butler Twp, Montgomery Co., OH; d. 02 May 1905, Chenoa, McLean Co., IL.

                  ii.    MATILDA C. HARKRIDER, b. 1849, McMinn, TN14; m. JAMES C. MOODY, 13 October 1870, Sangamon Co., IL15.

                 iii.    FRANCES ELIZABETH HARKRIDER, b. 24 November 1852, McMinn Co., TN16; d. 30 January 1940, Petersburg, Hale County, TX16; m. DAVID CALVIN ALLMON17, 06 August 1871, Macon Co., IL18,19; b. 25 February 1849, Springfield, Greene Co., MO which is now Webster County, Missouri20; d. 08 May 1915, Petersburg, Hale County, TX21.

                 iv.    JAMES H. HARKRIDER22, b. 1854, Macon Co., IL23; d. Bef. 1870, Macon Co., IL.

                  v.    JESSIE M. HARKRIDER, b. 1858, Macon Co., IL24,25; d. Bef. 1870, Macon Co., IL.

                 vi.    MARTHA ALICE HARKRIDER, b. 06 January 1862, Decatur, Macon Co., IL26,27; d. 10 October 1941, Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX; m. HENRY SELZ, 01 December 1881, Denton Co., TX28; b. 13 July 1849, Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH29; d. 25 January 1917, Pilot Point, Denton Co., TX.

 

 

7.  ELCANA DELANA4 HORTON (JESSE MULLINS3, DANIEL2, ABRAHAM1)30 was born 20 June 1825 in Athens, McMinnville, Warren Co, TN, and died 30 March 1914 in Monticello, IL.  He married MARY RUCKER 03 August 1849.  She was born 1832, and died 1877.

       

Child of ELCANA HORTON and MARY RUCKER is:

                   i.    JESSE WILFORD5 HORTON.

 

 

8.  SUSAN MATILDA4 HORTON (JESSE MULLINS3, DANIEL2, ABRAHAM1)31 was born 18 July 1831 in TN32, and died 12 August 189632.  She married (1) JAMES RUCKER33 17 October 185533, son of JOHN RUCKER and ELIZABETH COWAN.  He was born 29 July 1828 in McMinn Co. Tennessee33, and died 05 April 1878 in Decatur, Illinois33.  She married (2) B F WALKER 13 October 1878 in Macon Co., IL34.  He died Bef. 10 June 1880 in Macon Co., IL.

       

Children of SUSAN HORTON and JAMES RUCKER are:

                   i.    JOHN E.5 RUCKER35, b. 09 August 185736; m. MATILDA BARNETT.

                  ii.    MARY A. RUCKER37, b. 17 January 1859, Long Creek Township, Macon Co., IL38; d. 28 July 1945, Decatur, Macon Co., IL; m. JAKE LICHTENBERGER, 04 July 1879, Decatur, IL.

                 iii.    WILLIAM H. RUCKER39, b. 18 November 186140; d. 27 October 1888; m. ELLEN VEECH.

                 iv.    IDA C. RUCKER41, b. 29 February 186442; d. 15 October 1866.

                  v.    CHARLES A. RUCKER, b. 15 November 1866.

                 vi.    ADA FLORENCE RUCKER43, b. 22 April 1868, Long Creek, Illinois43; d. Bet. 1942 - 1945, Decatur, Macon Co., IL; m. THOMAS J. GOODPASTURE43; b. 06 February 1866, Decatur, Illinois43; d. , Decatur, Illinois43.

                vii.    ELSIE B. RUCKER43, b. 30 July 1870, Long Creek Township, Macon Co., IL; d. 1942, Casner, IL; m. GEORGE FLOREY, 1891.

               viii.    J. ETTA RUCKER43, b. 12 August 1873, Long Creek Township, Macon Co., IL44; d. 01 May 1950, Oakley, Macon Co., IL; m. CLEMENT C. VEECH, 20 September 1891, Long Creek Township, Macon Co., IL.

 

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Endnotes

 

1.  HORTON Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," David Horton, Dec 5 2000.

2.  HORTON Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," David Horton, Dec 5, 2000.

3.  HORTON Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," David Horton, 5 Dec 2000.

4.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900.

5.  1850 McMinn Co., TN Census.

6.  HORTON Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," David Horton.

7.  Unknown, possibly Gladys Allmon, "ALLMON Family Group Sheets," typewritten sheets, Pg. 3.

8.  Vera Boyatt, HARKRIDER Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," Pg 5.

9.  McMinn County, TN Marriages, MB C 39, by Richard A. McAdoo, J.P.

10.  Petition for Letters of Administration, Macon Co., IL.

11.  James Barringer, "Electronic," 3 April 2001, BeeBeeCat@webtv.net.

12.  James Barringer, "Electronic."

13.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900.

14.  Vera Boyatt, HARKRIDER Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," pg 6.

15.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, Lic 4334.

16.  Frances Elizabeth Harkrider Allmon tombstone.

17.  Unknown, possibly Gladys Allmon, "ALLMON Family Group Sheets," typewritten sheets, Pg 1.

18.  Gladys Allmon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leroy Allmon, "The David C. Allmon Family."

19.  Macon Co., IL Marriage Records, 1871 pg. 15, David Almon - Frances Hartrader by W.L. Bankson, MG.

20.  Gladys Allmon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leroy Allmon, "The David C. Allmon Family," Pg. 1.

21.  Tombstone of David C. Allmon, "fig."

22.  Vera Boyatt, HARKRIDER Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," pg 6.

23.  1860 Macon Co., IL Census, 905.

24.  Vera Boyatt, HARKRIDER Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," pg 6.

25.  1860 Macon Co., IL Census, 905.

26.  1870 Macon Co., IL Census, Martha is shown with her father, Reece, and is listed as 10 yrs old..

27.  Ancestry.com GEDCOM file, "Electronic," File Name 195757, rhesson@sprynet.com.

28.  Texas Marriages, 1856-1900, Ancestry.com.

29.  Ancestry.com GEDCOM file, "Electronic."

30.  HORTON Family Genealogy Forum, "Electronic," David Horton.

31.  Janet Nash (moonshadow013@aol.com), "Electronic,".

32.  Janet Nash (moonshadow013@aol.com), "Electronic," Date of Import: 29 Jan 2001.

33.  Lesanne357@aol.com, File 436837,  (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Date of Import: 29 Jan 2001.

34.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, Macon County, B F Walker to Susan Rucker Oct 13 1878.

35.  Lesanne357@aol.com, File 436837,  (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Date of Import: 29 Jan 2001.

36.  Yvonne Spence Perkins, "Electronic," 23 Jan 2001.

37.  Lesanne357@aol.com, File 436837,  (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Date of Import: 29 Jan 2001.

38.  Yvonne Spence Perkins, "Electronic."

39.  Lesanne357@aol.com, File 436837,  (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Date of Import: 29 Jan 2001.

40.  Yvonne Spence Perkins, "Electronic."

41.  Lesanne357@aol.com, File 436837,  (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Date of Import: 29 Jan 2001.

42.  Yvonne Spence Perkins, "Electronic."

43.  Lesanne357@aol.com, File 436837,  (Ancestry.com), "Electronic," Date of Import: 29 Jan 2001.

44.  Yvonne Spence Perkins, "Electronic."