Be advised that the index on Ancestry for the 1850 census for Benton Co, AL is not functional. If you type in a name in the search function without listing Benton Co as the location and that individual is in Benton Co, the name will be listed with Benton Co as the location. But if you search for anyone and list Benton Co as the location they will not be shown in a usable manner. Ancestry file for Benton Co broken into 4 districts: District 28: 128 images, 64 pages: 263A-327B Jacksonville: 10 images, 5 pages: 328A-332B Subdivision 29: 118 images, 59 pages: 333A-391B Subdivision 30: 66 images, 33 pages: 392A-457B Last name indexes can be found on censusonline.com and censusfinder.com There are at least 9 Wharton/Horton’s listed in Benton Co that I have identified in District 28.
Thomas Jefferson Wharton, son ofBartlett and Sarah Ellis-image 32. His age is listed as 40, 50 would have been better. Wife is listed as ‘M.’ Sarah Duncan only wifecurrently known. 6 kids listed: Elizabeth; Thomas Jefferson; Sarah Ann; unknown son J, 9, GA; Susan Annette; Nancy Jane. Son Thomas Jefferson, 12, GA with J S Head family-image 31. Note: listed twice? Dau Mary Hage with husband Benjamin Baker- image 36. Son John Pauldin-image 36. Son Bartlett and family- image 44. Dau Lucinda with husband William Bullock- image 71. Dau Charlotte with husband Zachariah Thomas Bowman-subdivision 30, image 7.
Abner Horton, son of Nimrod and Susannah Wells with wife Mary McDaniel- image 55.
Nimrod Horton, son of Nimrod and Susannah Wells with wife Margaret Wilson- image 56.
J M C Horton, 23, GA; wife M E, 17, GA; son J W, 1, AL- image 17. not currently known.