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Roberta Waterhouse was born in 1944 in Ma. She died in 1994 in Cranston, Ri. She married Living.

They had the following children:

  M i Living
  M ii Living

Living [Parents]

Living

They had the following children:

  M i Living

Living [Parents]

He had the following children:

  M i Living

Adin Augustus Weller [Parents] was born on 24 Aug 1840 in Newlondon, Oneidaco., New York. He died on 10 Apr 1911 in No. Attleboro, Mass.. He married Mary Ellen Orendorf on 29 Mar 1871 in Herkimer County, New York.

Mary Ellen Orendorf was born in 1849 in Herkimer, New York. She died in 1907 in Herkimer, New York. She married Adin Augustus Weller on 29 Mar 1871 in Herkimer County, New York.

They had the following children:

  M i Arthur Augustus Weller
  M ii Howard Clayton Weller was born in 1882.

Nathan Port Horton [Parents] was born in 1754 in , Radnor, Delaware County, , Pennsylvania. He died in Mar 1843 in , Broad Top City, Huntingdon County, , Pennsylvania. He was buried in Evans Cemetery, Six Mile Run, Bedford County, , Pennsylvania. He married Rebecca Priest in 1789 in Old Swedes Ch., Norriton Township, Montgomery County, , Pennsylvania.

*Mike J. HORTON; s/o:
*G. Vaughn & Margaret B. "Sue" (Mellott) HORTON; Vaughn s/o: *Scott G. & Eunice C. (Waite) HORTON; Scott s/o:
*Wilson Riley & Ella (Stevens) HORTON; Riley s/o:
*Robinson & Margaret (Charlton) HORTON; Robinson s/o: *Thomas Priest & Rachel (Edwards) HORTON; Thomas s/o: *Nathan Port & Rebecca (Priest) HORTON; Nathan s/o: *Richard & Elizabeth (Harrison) HORTON; Richard s/o: *Caleb & Phebe (Terry) HORTON; Caleb s/o:
*Barnabas & Sarah (Wines) HORTON; Barnabas s/o:
*Caleb & ***Abigail (Hallock) HORTON;
Caleb, b.1640, first white child of Southold, L.I., NY, s/o: *Barnabas & Mary (Langton) HORTON;
Barnabas, b.1600, England, settled Southold, L.I., NY, 1640, s/o: *Joseph & Mary HORTON of England.

Abigail HALLOCK may not have been wife of Caleb HORTON.

Nathan Horton, son of Richard and Elizabeth Harrison Horton, married Rebecca Priest. Mr. George Ely Russell, a descendant and certified genealogist, has uncovered at least two significant pieces of documentation that may reveal the true lineage of Rebecca Priest. One is the will of Henry Priest (1803), which names his daughter Rebecca, and in it he also makes a bequest to Nathan Horton.
Although it does not state that Nathan Horton is his son-in-law, the mention of both these people in the same will is supportive.

Source: Mr. George Ely Russell, PRIEST GENEALOGY, PART I: PENNSYLVANIA
(1969) Bowie, Maryland.

"1803, July 19, inventory of estate of Henry Priest, late of Norriton, Montgomery County, appraised by Ezekiel Rhoads and Jacob Evans [both Quakers]; total value L 65/11/10. Sept. 26, 1803, final settlement; account of disbursements; total value of estate $710.48; includes payments to Nathan Horton, ELISHA EVANS, JACOB EVANS, ABSALOM PRIEST, NATHAN DeHAVEN, JONATHAN EVANS, and ENOCH EVANS, leaving balance of $394.30 due to the heirs, filed by administrators Matthias and George Priest. Account received 15 Nov. 1803, Orphans Court."

Mr. Russell has also brought to light a baptismal record at Old Swedes Church for a Rebecca Priest, daughter of Henry and Mary (Hardford) Priest of Norriton Twp. Rebecca Priest of this baptismal record was born 22 FEB 1769 and was baptized 30 JUNE 1771. In addition to this documentation, one can see a continuity of given names in the siblings of Rebecca Priest of the Old Swedes Church baptismal record, the will of Henry Priest her father, and the given names of Rebecca Priest, wife of Nathan Horton of Montgomery and Delaware County and Broad Top, Huntingdon County, PA.

Source: Mr. George Ely Russell, PRIEST GENEALOGY, Part I: PENNSYLVANIA
(1969) Bowie, Maryland.

Children of Henry and Mary (Hardford) Priest, baptized at Old Swedes
Church, Philadelphia, PA:

"1. WILLIAM PRIEST, born 28 JAN 1759; baptized 14 NOV 1759; sponsors were
Frederick and Magdalena HOLSTEIN, George and Deborah PRIEST.

2. CATHERINE PRIEST, born 12 MAR 1761; baptized 13 MAY 1761; sponsors
were Matthias HOLSTEIN; Sarah ROBERTS; William and Sarah HAVERT;
possibly the Catherine Priest of Montgomery County who marrie
William WOOD 12 NOV 1791 at Old Swedes Church.
Possibly the Catherine Priest who witnessed the will of Isaac HUGHES,
Upper Merion, 3 APR 1782 [Philadelphia County Wills, Book S, page
102].

3. DEBORAH PRIEST, born 24 JAN 1764; baptized privately 5 AUG 1764.

4. REBECCA PRIEST, born 22 FEB 1769; baptized 30 JUNE 1771."

Mr. Russell also refers to a MATTHIAS PRIEST, "born before 1769...
administrator of Henry's estate, 1800-1803" and a "GEORGE PRIEST, born
before 1779; administrator of Henry's estate, 1800-1803; lived in
Chester, Pa., 1846."

The given names used by Nathan and Rebecca (Priest) Horton for their children: WILLIAM, HENRY, CATHERINE, REBBECA and DEBORAH suggest a link to the family of Henry and Mary (Hardford) Priest.

Nathan Horton was a blacksmith. He served in Capt. Comfort Starr's Company of Guilford, Vermont, as private in 1780. He settled on the Broad Top about 1793 and was aware of the potential of coal as fuel long before it was commercially exploited. This also will be the subject of further documentation.

From HISTORY OF THE JUNIATA, VOL. III, p. 1349, I quote: "(VI) Nathan, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Harrison) Horton, was born in Radnor, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, about 1754. He settled in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, where he established a blacksmith shop, and became noted for the excellent character of his work, and attained high standing as a good citizen. He married Rebecca Priest, and lived in West Chester (Pa.) a short time before moving to Huntingdon. Children, first three born in West Chester: 1. William, 1789. 2. Henry, of whom further. 3. Mary, twin of Henry. 4. Catherine. 5. Rebecca. 6. Deborah. 7. John. 8. Elizabeth.
9. Nathan Priest. "

Actually there was one more son, Thomas Priest Horton, born 1793 either in West Chester or in Huntingdon County. This was about the time that the Nathan Horton family moved to the Broad Top area.

I quote David Foster Horton (1839-1886, son of Nathan Priest Horton and Ellendor Kelly Horton) who wrote TRUE STORIES OF BROAD TOP MOUNTAIN AND THE SURROUNDING VALLEYS, the source of this quote:
Pages 13-14.
"Nathan Horton, a younger brother of Samuel Horton there were also Thomas and Jesse Horton, brothers of Samuel. There were also John, Josiah and Septimus.
Nathan Horton came to Broad Top about the year 1804. He took up residence on a part of the Gabriel Cheney Survey which he bought from Gabriel's brother John. Nathan was married to a highly respected lady by the name of Rebecca Priest. They came from Montgomery County, Pa., and were friends of long standing of the Rev. Horatia Gates Jones, who was an old school Baptist minister and was the father of Charles Thompson Jones, who is the father of the present Horatia Gates Jones, Senator from Philadelphia. Nathan Horton bought the Lovering tract of land which includes the borough of Coal Mountain and sold the same to Parson Jones in the year 1821. Nathan Horton was highly respected and was for many years a member of M.E. Church.
He was very often approached for advice by his neighbors and friends on account of his strict piety and insureing judgement and great knowledge of the various arts and sciences. His family consisted of the following children. William married Rebecca Griffith, Henry married Elizabeth White, Thomas P. married Rachel Edwards, Catherine married George White. Later he became the associate Judge of Fulton Co. Elizabeth married Thomas Griffith, Deborah married John Edwards, John Horton married Mary Alloway, Rebecca married Phillip Barnet and Nathan P. Horton was married to Eleanor Killey [Kelly].
All are dead now except John Horton, Thomas Griffith, Phillip Barnet and Nathan Horton who now lives in Broad Top City and is quite infirm. He raised a large family who are all living closely around him.
Nathan Horton, the elder, died about the year 1843. His funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Joseph G. McGeeghen. An interment took place in the Evans burying ground and his peaceful dust rests near the tomb of his good friend Robert Brandon, who was killed when his wagon, loaded with his own furniture, upset at a bend in the road about one mile east of Riddlesburg, and to this day, the place is known as Brandons Point. Robert Brandon's death occurred on the 13th day of May 1805. He was moving his family to Huntingdon, Pa.
Sometime between 1793 and 1804 Nathan Port Horton and his wife Rebecca Priest Horton moved from the Radnor area with their three or four children and came to the Broad Top area."

Source: Thomas Olin Horton. 6/03/89.

FROM "Hortons in America" 1929:

NATHAN Horton son of Richard Horton and Elizabeth Harrison, married Rebecca Priest. He was a skillful blacksmith and a man of good character and standing. Nathan Horton was a soldier of the Revolution, serving in Capt. Comfort Starr's Company of Guilford, Vermont, as private in 1780. They had ten children: William, born 1789; Henry and Mary born January 25, 1791 in West Chester, Pa.; Catherine, Rebecca, Deborah, John, Elizabeth, Nathan Priest, Thomas P. It is thought Thomas P. belonged to this family. "P" might stand for Priest, and he was born 1793, about the time of the others. My mother never spoke of him as her uncle, but from several sources I am convinced he belongs there.

Source: Professor George W. Alloway, "The Alloway Collection"
"Hortons In America" 1929 by Adaline Horton White.

FROM "Hortonsin America" 1929:

Nathan Horton, son of Richard Horton and Elizabeth Harrison, was born in Radnor, PA., in 1754. He married Rebecca Priest and finally settled in Huntingdon County, PA. They had ten children. The first four were born in West Chester, PA., and the others in Huntingdon County, PA.

Source: "Hortons In America" 1929 - "The Alloway Collection"

Source: Don W. BRIDENSTINE, 15455 Glenoaks Blvd. #481, Sylmar, CA 91342
via John Joyce Jr., pkg. 7/16/95.

"Died: March 1843."

Source: DAR application of Helen (Launtz) PETERSON, via J. JOYCE, 8/02/95.

Source: Desc. chart from Emperor Charlemagne, via Don W. Bridenstine. 8/22/95.
(37th generation descendant)

Source: Donald L. BARNETT Sr., 720 Eastbury Dr., Escondido, CA 92027 11/05/95.
Tel.619-745-9602.

Rebecca Priest [Parents] was born on 22 Feb 1769 in , Norriton Township, Montgomery County, , Pennsylvania. She was christened on 30 Jun 1771 in Old Swedes, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, , Pennsylvania. She died on 28 Dec 1844 in , Wells Township, Fulton County, , Pennsylvania. She was buried in farm, Wells Township, Fulton County, , Pennsylvania. She married Nathan Port Horton in 1789 in Old Swedes Ch., Norriton Township, Montgomery County, , Pennsylvania.

4. REBECCA PRIEST, born 22 FEB 1769; baptized 30 JUNE 1771." pg.144
Married ca.1788, Nathan Priest Horton (1754-1843) of Montgomery Co.,
lived at Broad Top, Todd Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa., in 1850,
age 87 [sic] [1850 Census].

Source: Mr. George Ely Russell, PRIEST GENEALOGY, Part I: PENNSYLVANIA
(1969) Bowie, Maryland.

Source: George Ely RUSSELL, 709 East Main St., Middletown, MD 21769-7802
via John JOYCE Jr., pkg. 7/16/95.

The given names used by Nathan and Rebecca (Priest) Horton for their children: WILLIAM, HENRY, CATHERINE, REBBECA and DEBORAH suggest a link to the family of Henry and Mary (Hardford) Priest. TOH.

NOTE: Don has different birth year of: 1763.

Source: Don W. BRIDENSTINE, 15455 Glenoaks Blvd. #481, Sylmar, CA 91342
via John Joyce Jr., pkg. 7/16/95.

"Died at Tod Twp, Huntingdon Co., PA, 12/28/1844."

Source: DAR application of Helen (Launtz) PETERSON, via J. JOYCE, 8/02/95.

4. REBECCA PRIEST, born 22 FEB 1769; baptized 30 JUNE 1771." pg.144
Married ca.1788, Nathan Priest HORTON (1754-1843) of Montgomery Co.,
lived at Broad Top, Todd Twp., Huntingdon Co., Pa., in 1850,
age 87 [sic] [1850 Census].

Source: Mr. George Ely Russell, PRIEST GENEALOGY, Part I: PENNSYLVANIA
(1969) Bowie, Maryland.

Source: George Ely RUSSELL, 709 East Main St., Middletown, MD 21769-7802
via John JOYCE Jr., pkg. 7/16/95.

The given names used by Nathan and Rebecca (Priest) Horton for their children: WILLIAM, HENRY, CATHERINE, REBBECA and DEBORAH suggest a link to the family of Henry and Mary (Hardford) Priest. TOH.

NOTE: Don has different birth year of: 1763.

Source: Don W. BRIDENSTINE, 15455 Glenoaks Blvd. #481, Sylmar, CA 91342
via John Joyce Jr., pkg. 7/16/95.

"Died at Tod Twp, Huntingdon Co., PA, 12/28/1844."

Source: DAR application of Helen (Launtz) PETERSON, via J. JOYCE, 8/02/95.

They had the following children:

  M i William Horton
  F ii Elizabeth Horton
  M iii Henry Horton
  F iv Mary Horton
  M v Thomas Priest Horton
  F vi Catherine Horton
  F vii Deborah Horton
  F viii Rebecca Horton
  M ix John Horton
  M x Nathan Priest Horton

Frederick Weller was born in 1757 in NY. He died in 1850. He married Elizabeth Bastian.

Elizabeth Bastian was born in 1769. She died in 1851. She married Frederick Weller.

They had the following children:

  F i Nancy Weller was born in 1785.
  F ii Catherine Weller was born in 1788.
  M iii Johannes Weller was born in 1790.
  M iv Sebastian Weller was born in 1793.
  F v Mary Weller
  M vi Jacob Weller
  M vii Frederick Weller was born in 1800.
  F viii Elizabeth Weller was born in 1803.
  M ix William Weller was born in 1805.
  M x Elisha Weller
  M xi Landon Weller was born in 1810.

Elisha Weller [Parents] was born in 1807 in Minden, Montgomery County, New York. He married Amy Willse on 5 Jan 1830.

or married Ehiba Miller

Amy Willse [Parents] was born on 5 Aug 1808 in Minden, Montgomery County, New York. She married Elisha Weller on 5 Jan 1830.

or married Ehiba Miller

They had the following children:

  F i Lovica L. Weller was born on 3 Oct 1831.
  F ii Louisa Weller was born in 1831.
  F iii Geraldine Weller was born in 1833.
  M iv George W Weller was born in 1835.
  F v Esther L. Weller was born in 1837.

Living

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