ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON BORN IN GEORGIA, 1827.
The ancestors and descendants of WILLIAM HORTON, Mousely, Leicester, England, and ISAAC
HORTON, Gwinnett Co. GA have been added to this WHARTAN/WHARTON family information due to
the fact that the two families of WHARTON/WHORTON and HORTON have quite honestly become
almost indistinguishable since their arrival in America from England. Many WHARTON'S
became WHORTON'S after their arrival in America eventually dropping the "W" spelling the
name HORTON. That is the case for the family of JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON. A RACHEL TENNISON
was living with this family in 1850 Benton (Calhoun) Co. Alabama. She married FLETCHER
HORTON, a descendant of JAMES HORTON, Virginia, 1737, and PROSSER HORTON of Georgia, on
11 January 1853. Our relatives most definitely dropped the "W" from WHORTON spelling the
name HORTON sometime during the 1800's.
An early WHARTON (WHORTON) FAMILY HISTORY- CHAPTER FOUR: THE WHARTON'S AND THE WATSON
WHARTON GENEALOGY - and an early HORTON FAMILY HISTORY can be found at the below web page:
ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON BORN IN GEORGIA, 1827.
PROGENITOR LINE FOR JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON BORN IN GEORGIA, 1827.
"After immigrating to the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia from England, early
WHARTON’S migrated south and west to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and
eventually to Alabama. As they moved, many remained on the frontier and settled
new lands as they were opened. Clerks recording information in deeds, tax records and the
like, frequently spelled names phonetically and the WHARTON name variously appears
as WHARTON, WHORTON, WHOARTON, WHORTEN, and even HORTON. Many of the WHORTON’S in
Alabama appear to be the result of these spelling changes that occurred with WILLIAM
WHARTON who lived in Granville County, North Carolina. In several records his name is
spelled WHORTON. By the time he appears in South Carolina, the spelling seems to have
become permanent as his descendants are consistently referred to as WHORTON’S.”
The above quote is from A WHORTON/WHARTON GENEALOGY: A SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE WHARTON
FAMILY FROM MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA TO NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA AND ALABAMA.
DESCENDANTS OF FRANCIS WHARTON BORN CIRCA 1640, CHARLES WHARTON BORN 1676, AND WILLIAM
WHARTON BORN 1714.
FRANCIS WHARTON born circa 1640 in England dying 1700 Accomack Co. VA married ELIZABETH
WELBOURNE. Children: FRANCIS WHARTON, 2, born 1673 and lived in Accomack Co. VA, 1704
dying 1717; CHARLES WHARTON born 1676 married MARY TULL and owned a plantation called
"WHARTON’S Hope" dying 1719; ELIZABETH WHARTON in Accomack Co. VA, 1704; SARAH WHARTON;
THOMAS WHARTON; DANIEL WHARTON dying 1753 Worcester Co. MD/Sussex Co. DE; JOHN WHARTON
married SUSANNAH and lived in Accomack, VA - listed in 1704 records - then moved to
Worchester Co, MD. He was willed "WHARTON’S Adventure" dying 1720-21.
CHARLES WHARTON born 1676 married MARY TULL and owned a plantation called "WHARTON’S Hope"
dying 1719. Children: WILLIAM WHARTON born 1714, the father of eight children, dying 1769
Somerset Co. MD; CHARLES WHARTON. 2, born 1719 married SARAH dying 1772.
WILLIAM WHARTON born 1714, the father of eight children, dying 1769 Somerset Co. MD.
Children: WILLIAM WHARTON, 2, born 1736 dying 1805-06 moved to Granville Co. NC; CHARLES
WHARTON, 3, was a Revolutionary War soldier.
DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM WHORTON BORN CIRCA 1736 DYING CIRCA 1805 WITH INFORMATION ON
BENJAMIN WHORTON, BARTLETT WHORTON.
WILLIAM & JANE (ROBERTS) WHORTON.
WILLIAM WHARTON, 2, born 1736 dying 1805-06 married JANE ROBERTS. Children: LIDIA WHORTON
who married WILLIAM CHANDLER in 1772? BARTLETT WHORTON, BENJAMIN WHORTON born 1760 NC
dying 1848 GA, ELENDER WHORTON born 1764 NC, SAMUEL WHORTON born in SC, ISAAC WHORTON
born in SC.
Granville Co. NC/Orange Co. NC.
"WILLIAM WHARTON appeared to live on the western border of Granville Co. in the mid to
late 1700's. At the time, Orange county had just been formed (1752) from part of Granville
Co. Several districts on the western edge of Granville and northeastern edge of Orange
County are variously listed in either county. The area around Deep Creek, where WILLIAM
owned land at one time, is presently in Person Co. (formed in 1791), and very near Cub
creek where RICHARD ROBERTS lived. RICHARD was the father of JANE ROBERTS, WILLIAM'S wife.
The earliest record of WILLIAM in Granville Co. is a listing in 1756 in the Granville Co.
deed books. Apparently he worked frequently as a sworn chain carrier with the surveyor,
WILLIAM CHURTON. WILLIAM'S signature appears on many deeds along with that of other sworn
chain carriers and the surveyor in charge.
1756 (June 18) - WILLIAM WHARTON helped survey land for RICHARD ROBERTS on Davis Creek in
1757 (December) - Minutes from the Granville Co. Court show that WILLIAM was found guilty
of non-performances in a case in which JAMES MITCHELL is the plaintiff:
Jury "upon their oath do say that the defendant (WILLIAM WHARTON) did assume in manner and
form as this plaintiff against him hath declared and they do assess this plaintiff damages
by occasion of his non performances thereof to four pounds sterling wherefore it is
considered by this Court that the plaintiff recover against this defendant his damages
--- in form --- assessed with costs."
1760 - Land Grant - LORD GRANVILLE to WILLIAM WHARTON. Warrant dated 8 March 1760 to
WILLIAM CHURTON to survey 640 acres in Orange Co on both sides of Deep Creek (which is)
the waters of the Flat River, joining THOMAS GIBSON - including the Plantation where
THOMAS COLTING now lives. Grant issued 2 February 1761.
1760 - Land Grant - LORD GRANVILLE to WILLIAM WHARTON. Plat dated 21 June 1760; 190 acres
in Orange Co on both sides of Deep Creek, joining JON DUNAGIN and THOS GIBSON.
1769 - Tax records of Granville County list WILLIAM WHARTON with one male (head of
household). Females were not listed. Prior to 1780 white males over 16 years of age were
also listed. It was up to the head of the household to list son-in-laws (they could be
listed separately even if they lived in the same house).
1771 (February) - Court Minutes, Granville County: "Ordered that WILLIAM WHORTON a
prisoner now in Granville Jail on suspicion of offering to pass counterfeit money, be
conveyed by the Sheriff, to Hillsborough next Superior Court, then and there to be tried."
However at the same time the Regulators "revolt" had started in Hillsborough and Superior
Court was not held for much of 1771. It is not clear that WILLIAM was ever tired or
convicted in this case.
1771 (August 10) - RICHARD ROBERTS deed to WILLIAM WHARTON for his lifetime and, after
his decease, to his daughter, LIDIA WHARTON and her heirs (deed book I, p 242).
1771 - Tax list shows WILLIAM WHORTON with 2 white males in his household. It is not clear
whether or not this is a son of WILLIAM and JANE, or if it is WILLIAM CHANDLER, LIDIA
1772 - RICHARD ROBERTS died. In his will dated April 17, 1772 (prob, May Court, 1772),
RICHARD left most of his land along Cub Creek in Orange County and possessions to his
sons and daughters. He left to his daughter, JANE WHORTON, one bed and furniture. The will
was witnessed by WILLIAM CHANDLER and BRITAIN JOHNSTON. It's not clear what happened to
other items: "One still, a parsil of books and 2 Negroes. However RICHARD did leave his
son JOSEPH "one iron pot with a nick broke in the top of the brim". The rest of the estate
was divided equally.
1773 (January) - WILLIAM WHARTON and his wife, JANE, and WILLIAM CHANDLER and his wife,
LYDIA, sold land in Granville County to THOMAS PERSON, January 1, 1773 (Deed book I, page
426). THOMAS PERSON was a big landowner in Granville Co. His home was just north of the
Deep Creek and Cub Creek area. He is famous in history for his role in the Regulator
1773 (December) - WILLIAM WHARTON and his wife, JANE, and WILLIAM CHANDLER and his wife,
LYDIA, deed to JOSEPH ROBERTS (one of RICHARD ROBERT'S sons), 12/21/1773 (Deed book K,
page 143). It is not clear whether or not this is the land WILLIAM owned on Deep Creek
along with land left to WILLIAM and LIDIA by RICHARD ROBERTS (see next entry below).
It is also not clear what happened to WILLIAM after 1773. The Indian lands in South Carolina opened in 1777 and many North Carolinians migrated to that area.
Greenville Co. SC.
WILLIAM WHORTON appears in the 1790 census in South Carolina. The upstate of South
Carolina was opened in 1777 for settlement and was called the 96th district. It was soon
divided into the Pendleton District, Greenville County, Spartanburg County, and others.
WILLIAM lived in Greenville County. BENJAMIN WHORTON, said to be his son, lived in
Anderson County which was part of the Pendleton District.
1790 - 1790 Federal Census, Greenville County: WILLIAM WHORTON (1 male/head of household,
no males under 16, 4 females (wife JANE and daughters), no negroes.
1791 (September 13) - WILLIAM and JANE sold land on the north side of the Saluda River on
both sides of Mountain Creek (waters of Enoree) in Greenville County to WILLIAM CHANDLER
BENJAMIN WHORTON appears in the 1790 census in the Pendleton district. He and a SAMUEL
WHORTON are listed in the land grant records of SC, but these have not been researched yet.
BENJAMIN appears to have moved to Jackson County, GA in about 1801/1802. He sold
200 acres of land in SC in 1797, 200 acres in December, 1801 and 150 acres in December of
1802. He is listed in the Jackson County Tax list in 1801 in the Towsend district. In 1810
BENJAMIN and his sons appear to have owned a large amount of land in Jackson County and
the district in which they lived was named WHORTON district (the name changed by 1817 to
J. HEMPHILL district). He was given land grants of 800 acres in Jackson County in 1817 and
another 255 acres in Hall County in 1830. At this point, I can find no connection between
WILLIAM WH(A/O)RTON and BENJAMIN. In fact I can only find evidence that WILLIAM fathered
daughters. However in Cherokee Co. AL, ELENDER WHORTON, WILLIAM'S daughter, refers to
JOSEPH WHORTON, BENJAMIN'S, as her nephew.
BARTLETT WHORTON born 12/12/1820 in SC - may be the son of BARTLETT WHORTON (possibly
BENJAMIN WHORTON BORN CIRCA 1760 DYING 1848.
Greenville Co. SC, Pendleton Dist. (Anderson Co.) SC, Jackson (Hall) Co. GA.
WHORTONS IN GEORGIA.
As Indian lands were opened in northeast Georgia (Jackson/Hall County), several WHORTONS
migrated from South Carolina. Among the early settlers were BENJAMIN WHORTON who moved
from Pendleton District of South Carolina (Anderson Co.) in the early 1800's.
BENJAMIN WHORTON was born in Granville County, NC about 1760 and moved with his family to
Greenville Co. SC in the mid to late 1770's.
BENJAMIN WHORTON appears in the 1790 census in the Pendleton District of South Carolina.
He and a SAMUEL WHORTON are listed in the land grant records of SC. BENJAMIN sold property
in 1790 in Greenville Co. to WILLIAM CHANDLER (LYDIA WHARTON CHANDLER'S husband) although
he was living in Pendleton District at that time. In 1792 he received a land grant of 383
acres from SC on Oconee Creek (Little River) near the GA state line which he sold in 1793.
He purchased an 275 acres in Pendleton Co. in 1793 and bought 400 more acres in 1795, both
parcels on Cane Creek (Leowee River). In 1801 he was granted 230 by the state of SC also
on Cane Creek.
BENJAMIN appears to have moved to Jackson County, GA in about 1801/1802. He
sold 200 acres of land in SC in 1797, 200 acres in December, 1801 and 150 acres
in December of 1802. He is listed in the Jackson County Tax list in 1801 in
the Towsend district. In 1810 Benjamin and his sons appear to have owned a large
amount of land in Jackson County and the district in which they lived was named
WHORTON district (the name changed by 1817 to J. HEMPHILL district). He was given
land grants of 800 acres in Jackson County in 1817 and another 255 acres in Hall County
in 1830. (Jackson County became Hall County). BENJAMIN WHORTON married OLIVIA (MARY?)
GREEN whose father served in the revolutionary war. Their first five children were born in
SC (WILLIAM, JOSEPH, ABRAHAM, ANNE, ISAAC) other children (JACOB, MARY) were born in GA.
While in Jackson Co. BENJAMIN was Justice of the Peace in 1803 and 1811 and drew land in
Hall County as a Revolutionary Way soldier in the Lottery of 1825.
At least five of BENJAMIN'S sons eventually migrated to Alabama soon after the Indian wars
of 1812-14 (in which they fought). Captain JOSEPH WHORTON was commandant of Fort Daniel in
Gwinnett Co. GA in 1813. They eventually settled in Cherokee and St. Clair Counties in
Alabama. The 1820 census of St. Clair contains the names of ABRAHAM and WILLIAM WHARTON.
WILLIAM WHORTON 3, born 1783 Greenville Co. SC dying 1850 Etowah
JOSEPH WHORTON born 1785 Greenville Co. SC dying Cherokee Co. AL.
ABRAHAM WHORTON born 1789 Pendleton Dist. SC dying Etowah Co. AL.
ANNA WHORTON born 1792 SC.
ISAAC WHORTON born 1801 Pendleton Dist. SC dying Forsyth Co CA 1867.
JACOB WHORTON born 1803 Hall Co GA dying 1863 Cherokee Co AL.
MARY A. WHORTON."
The above quoted material is from the folowing: DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM WHORTON BORN CIRCA
1736 DYING CIRCA 1805 WITH INFORMATION ON BENJAMIN WHORTON, BARTLETT WHORTON.
BENJAMIN WHORTON born 1760, Granville Co. NC, dying 1848, Hall Co. GA, married OLIVIA
GREEN of Spartanburg, SC. BENJAMIN WHORTON is in South Carolina, 1790-1800 and in Georgia,
1820-1830. The 1790-1800 census for the Pendleton district of South Carolina and an 1807
deed for BENJAMIN WHORTON (WHARTON) showing his presence in Georgia are listed below:
1790 SOUTH CAROLINA CENSUS.
Ninety-six District, Union County.
BARTLEY WHORTON 1 2 1 0 0
JOHN WHORTON 1 3 2 0 0
1800 CENSUS RECORDS: FOR PERSONS LIVING IN PRESENT-DAY ANDERSON CO. FORMED 1826
(PENNDLETON), PICKENS CO. FORMED 1825 (PENDLETON), OCONEE CO. FORMED 1868 (PICKENS).
HORTON, ISAAC M-032 050 52 20010-31010-00 No Twp. Listed.
HORTON, JOHN M-032 050 52 10010-40010-00 No Twp. Listed.
WHORTON, BENJAMIN M-032 050 138 22010-40010-05 No Twp. Listed.
BENJAMIN & ISAAC WHORTEN 1790 PENDLETON DIST. SOUTH CAROLINA CENSUS.
BENJAMIN WHORTON 1800 PENDLETON DIST. SOUTH CAROLINA CENSUS.
ISAAC & JOHN HORTON (WHORTON) 1800 PENDLETON DIST. SOUTH CAROLINA CENSUS.
EARLY RECORDS OF GEORGIA, VOLS. I & II. WILKES COUNTY.
Abstracted and compiled by GRACE GILLAM DAVIDSON, 1932 3rd edition, 1992; Southern
Historical Press, Inc.
GONE TO GEORGIA.
79. JERRY (JEREMIAH) HORTON 010010-00001-1
80. PROSER (PROSSER) HORTON 010001-00101-1
Also spelled WHORTON in many documents. Also enumerated in Jackson County in 1820 are
SHEROD (SHERWOOD) (230001-31001-0),
JAMES HORTON (111301-00110-7), and JOSEPH WHORTON (510020-30020-0; JOSEPH married SALLY
MOORE.) STEPHEN HORTON (No. 183) was in Gwinnett County; ISAAC HORTON and BENJAMIN WHORTON
in Hall County; EDWIN HORTON in Habersham County; BARTLET, ELIJAH and WILLIAM WHORTON in
Walton County; JEREMIAH, THOMAS, THOMAS, Sr. and WILLIAM HORTON in Washington County;
ELISHA HORTON in Jasper Co., JAMES and JOSIAH in Jones Co. and in Hancock Co. JAMES (2),
LOTT, NANCY, ROBERT, SAMUEL and SARAH HORTON; and a WILLIAM HORTON.
An ISAAC HORTON reached Henrico Co., VA by 1636-1639 (George Cabell Greer, Early Virginia
Emigrants, pg. 167); and the family was in Chowan Precinct as early as 1714. There appear
to have been two HORTON families in the Jackson-Gwinnett Counties area, perhaps fairly
closely related. HUGH and STEPHEN HORTON each were taxed in 1785 in Wilkes County, GA.,
on 287.5 acres of land in Washington County. (Grace Gillam Davidson, Early Records of
Georgia, v. 2, pp. 48-49).
PROSSOR HORTON witnessed a deed in 1787 in Wilkes County, THOMAS HORTON received a warrant
for land in that year, WILLIAM HORTON appears in the Wilkes records in 1790, and JAMES in
1805 and 1807 lotteries. In 1793, PROSER was taxed on Oconee River land in Medlock's Wilkes
County district. (Ruth Blair, Some Early Tax Digests, p. 277). By October 10, 1799, PROSSER
was of Jackson Co., when he sold to ANN HORTON, also of Jackson, land granted to Thomas
CARSON and purchased by HORTON from Joseph SCOTT. JOHN HORTON was a witness. (Quarterly,
Mar. 1925, p. 10). STEPHEN HORTON was in the 1805 Jackson lottery, as were BENJAMIN
(listed twice, widow ANNE, PROSSER, JAMES, JEREMIAH and SHERWOOD WHORTON. JAMES obtained
headright land in 1810.
Others of the HORTON family previously were in South Carolina, these among others being
numerated in 1790: HENRY HORTON, BENJAMIN WHORTON and ISAAC WHORTON (near Samuel HUSTEN)
in Pendleton District; WILLIAM WHORTON in Greenville Dist., BARTLEY and JOHN WHORTON in
Union Dist.; and Capt. SAMUEL WHORTON in Laurens Dist. In 1800, WILLIAM and EDWARD WHORTON
and JOHN HORTON were enumerated in Greenville; and in Pendleton were BENJAMIN WHORTON,
aged 25-45, with 5 slaves; ISAAC HORTON, aged 26-45, next to Samuel HOUSTON; and JOHN
HORTON, aged 26-45. (Stewart, 1800 Pendleton, SC. pp. 71, 115, 116.
From Jan ? to Mar. 5, 1814, Capt. JOSEPH WHORTON served at Ft. Daniel, and then in Jackson
County now in Gwinnett County, and in his militia company were private SHERWOOD HORTON and
Horseman ABRAHAM WHORTON. STEPHEN HORTON was enumerated in Gwinnett County in 1820 and
there in 1827 JOHN and THOMAS WHORTON lived in Fincher's Dist. ISAAC HORTON, a
Revolutionary soldier, lived in Gwinnett in 1832 and drew Cherokee Co. land granted May
24, 1837. He was shown in the 1840 census, aged 81. (The Revolutionary pension
applications for this family have not been consulted by the compiler. The list includes an
ISAAC, NC service, S16419).
Another Revolutionary veteran, BENJAMIN WHORTON of Hall Co., drew land in 1827, which
reverted. FLETCHER and JAMES HORTON were in Jackson in 1827, in Story and Venable
districts, respectively. JOSHUA was in Franklin Co., and a number of the family in
Washington Co, FREDERICK G., GEORGE, JAMES, LABAN, WILLIAM and the widow MATILDA. JOHN
HORTON bought land in the Walnut Fork area of Jackson Mar. 30, 1838, from Reuben STEWART.
CAROLINE HORTON married George WOOD in Jackson, Dec. 17, 1845. In Jasper Co., GA., ELISHA
HORTON (with wife ELIZABETH) in the 1850 census gave his age as 69, born in GA, which
places his family in the state as early as 1781 if he were correct.
ABRAHAM WHORTON (also sp. HORTON) was one of the first justices appointed in St. Clair Co.,
AL. Nov. 20, 1818. WILLIAM WHORTON was administrator of the estate of William PENIX Nov.
12, 1819 (Mrs. C. P. McGuire, Records of St. Clair County, pg. 121. In 1820, the St. Clair
census, pg. 9, showed ABRAHAM and WILLIAM WHORTON, the latter next to Sallie PEANIX; and
also, p. 16, ELISHA HORTON. The PENIX family is said to have come from Caswell Co., NC,
where the HORTON'S also were seated in the eighteenth century. WILLIAM WHORTON died in St.
Clair between 1846 and 1855 (Deed Book C, p. 198). The WHORTON family intermarried in St.
Clair with the James Danley JONES family from Abbeville District, SC. HENRY C. HORTON
(with wife SARAH TABITHA DOUGLAS) a resident of Shelby County, AL., as early as 1819.
(Clarence Edwin Carter, Territorial Papers of the United States, v. 18, p. 637.
A COLLECTION OF UPPER SC GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY RECORDS, Vol. 1 P. 243.
BOOK 1, PAGE 170.
BENJAMIN WHORTON. Deed of BENJAMIN WHORTON. Book I, page 170. Clerk of Court Office, Anderson, S. C. This indenture made between BENJAMIN WHORTON of Pendleton Dist. and Solomon WEST of Jackson Co. Ga. In consideration of $400 have granted, sold, bargained, and released all that tract of land lying on a prong of Cain Creek waters of Keowee River. Adj. land of Philip Cox. Dated 29 Oct 1806. Wit: William McFarland, Cleveland X Coffee. Signed: BENJAMIN Whorton. Proved 22 Dec 1807.
STATE OF SO. CAROLINA PENDLETON DISTRICT BENJAMIN WHARTON TO SOLOMON WEST 350
ACRES ON CANE CREEK KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I, BENJAMIN WHARTON of the
State of Georgia & Jackson County for & in consideration of the sum of Four Hundred
Dollars to me in hand paid by Solomon WEST of the state of South Carolina &
Pendleton District have granted, bargained, sold and released & by these presents do grant,
bargain, sell and release unto the said Solomon WEST all that tract plantation or parcel
of land lying & being in the State & District aforesaid on a prong of Cain Creek waters
of Keowee River Beginning at a stake on a branch the conditional line between said WHARTON
and Philip Cox running thence S 15 E 40 chains to a pine stump and points thence S 73 E 26
chains to a post oak thence S 41 W 13 chains to a gum thence S 50 E 23 chains to a stake
thence S 82 E 18 chains & 50 links to a stake at the head of a branch thence down the same
to a stake thence N 12 E 4 chains & 50 links to a Spanish oak thence N 30 S 20 chains to a
hickory thence N 65 W 25 chains to a pine knot thence N 40 W 36 chains & fifty links to a
stake thence N l7 E 22 chains to a pine thence Cox's line to the beginning, containing
three hundred & fifty acres be the same more or less together with all & singular the
rights members hereditaments & appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise
incident or appertaining. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD, all & singular the premises before mentioned
unto the said Solomon WEST his heirs executors administrators & assigns forever.
And I do hereby bind myself my heir’s executors administrators and assigns to warrant & forever defend all & singular the said premises
unto the said Solomon West his heir’s executors administrators and assigns against myself
my heirs and assigns & against all & every other person or persons whatsoever lawfully
claiming any part or parcel thereof. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal this 29th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & six
and thirty first year of American Independence. The words, thence down the same to a stake
was interlined before signed. Sealed & acknowledged in presence of William McFARLAND. BEN
WHARTON (Seal) his (Cleveland x Coffee) mark.
1820 HALL CO. GA CENSUS.
BENJAMIN WHORTON 1820 HALL CO. GA CENSUS.
WHORTON, BENJAMIN 00120101001050012011101
1830 HALL CO. GA CENSUS.
BENJAMIN & JACOB WHORTEN 1830 HALL CO. GA CENSUS.
BENJAMIN WHORTEN one male 70-80; one female 10-15, one female 40-50.
JACOB WHORTEN one male under 5, one male 15-20, one male 20-30; 2
females under 5, one female 20-30.
1820 WALTON CO. GA CENSUS.
WILLIAM & BARTLETT WHORTON 1820 WALTON CO. GA CENSUS PAGE 134.
ELIJAH WHORTON 1820 WALTON CO. GA CENSUS PAGE 135.
WHORTON, WILLIAM 1100101101002
WHORTON, BARTLETT 4000100110001
WHORTON, ELIJAH 2300101001004-00010011
1820 JACKSON CO. GA CENSUS.
JOSEPH WHORTON, 1820 JACKSON CO. GA CENSUS IMAGE PAGE 226.
1827 GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY, JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENTS, BY DATE OF DRAWING.
Section 1 is Lee County.
Section 2 is Muscogee County.
Section 3 is Troup County.
Section 4 is Coweta County.
Section 5 is Carroll County.
Section, District, Lot No. - Name - County, Captains District.
42d Day's Drawing - April 24.
2 21 265 HORTON, FLETCHER - Jackson County, Storys.
1830 JACKSON CO. GA CENSUS.
JOSEPH WHORTEN 1830 JACKSON CO. GA CENSUS IMAGE.
FLETCHER HORTON 1830 JACKSON CO. GA CENSUS IMAGE.
A WILLIAM HORTON was listed as one of the Intruders in Sim’s Settlement, Limestone County,
AL, who were removed removed from Indian territory (1809), as shown by The NATIONAL
ARCHIVES, Record Group No. 75, Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee. Many of these removed
people became residents of Morgan Co. AL.
ISAAC WHORTEN (WHORTON) BORN 1801 PENDLETON DISTRICT SC.
ISAAC WHORTON born in 1801 dying 1867 married first wife IRVILLE MARKER in 1823. Children:
JOHN CICERO WHORTON born 1824 GA dying Arkadelphia, AL; AUGUSTUS ULYSSES REEVES WHORTON
born 1827 GA; ISAAC M. WHORTON born 1829 GA; WILLIAM WILSON WHORTON born 1832
GA dying 1884 AL; ERVILLE WHORTON born 1836 GA. The below 1830 Hall Co. GA census
indicates one male child five to ten accounted for by JOHN CICERO WHORTON born
1824. AUGUSTUS ULYSSES REEVES WHORTON born 1827 and ISAAC M. WHORTON born
1829 account for two of the three male children under five leaving one male child under
five unaccounted. Thus with the below documentation that JOHN M. C. (Mac) HORTON (WHORTON)
(WHARTON) and his younger brother WILLIAM WHORTON purchased 35.62 acres on 1 November 1855
of the Public Lands in Section 34, Township 9, Range 2E where ISAAC WHORTON (WHORTEN)
(WHARTON) had previously purchased 71.22 acres of the Public Lands for Section 34,
Township 9, Range 2E is evidence that JOHN M. C. (Mac) HORTON (WHORTON) (WHARTON) is the
unaccounted for male child under five years of age in the 1830 Hall Co. GA census.
ISAAC WHORTON married second wife REBECCA M. JULIAN in 1838. Children: RICHARD HENRY LEE
WHORTON born 1839 AL dying 1914 AL; THOMAS B. WHORTON born 1842 AL; SAMUEL WHORTON born
1844 AL; ELIZABETH WHORTON born 1846 AL; JOSEPH WHORTON born 1847 AL; MARY I. WHORTON born
1848 AL; BENJAMIN WHORTON, (2,) born 1850 AL; PERMELIA WHORTON born 1852 AL; GEORGE H.
WHORTON born 1854 AL; REBECCA WHORTON born 1858 AL; and SARAH A. WHORTON born 1860 AL.
ISAAC WHORTEN 1830 HALL CO. GA CENSUS.
1830 HALL CO. GA CENSUS.
WHORTEN, ISAAC 31001-000011
1850 MARSHALL CO. AL CENSUS.
ISAAC WHORTEN 1850 MARSHALL CO. ALABAMA CENSUS.
WHORTEN, ISAAC 49 M Farmer 1,200 SC
WHORTEN, REBECCA 29 F NC
WHORTEN, MERVIN? 21 M None GA
WHORTEN, WILLIAM 17 M GA
WHORTEN, ERVIL 14 F GA
WHORTEN, HENRY 11 M GA
WHORTEN, THOMAS 8 M AL
WHORTEN, SAMUEL 6 M AL
WHORTEN, ELIZABETH 4 F AL
WHORTEN, JOSEPH 3 M AL
JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON BORN IN GEORGIA, 1827.
The above census record and the following land records for Blount Co. and Marshall Co.
Alabama indicate that ISAAC WHORTON born in 1801 Pendleton District South Carolina was
the father of JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON (WHORTON) (WHARTON) born in Georgia, 1827. Blount
Co. AL land records for 1 November 1855 show that JOHN M. C. (Mac) HORTON (WHORTON)
(WHARTON) and WILLIAM WHORTON purchased public lands in the same location as ISAAC WHORTON
(WHORTEN) (WHARTON). JOHN M. C. (Mac) HORTON (WHORTON) (WHARTON) and WILLIAM WHORTON
purchased 35.62 acres on 1 November 1855 of "the Public Lands for the South East quarter of
the North East quarter of Section thirty-four in Township nine of Range two East in the
District of Lands subject to sale at Huntsville, Alabama containing thirty-five acres and
sixty-two hundreds of an acre," whereas, ISAAC WHORTON (WHORTEN) (WHARTON) purchased 71.22
acres on 15 June 1854 of "the Public Lands for the East half of the South East quarter of
Section thirty-four in Township nine of Range two East in the District of Lands subject to
sale at Huntsville, Alabama containing seventy-one acres and twenty-two hundreds of an
JOHN M. C. (Mac) HORTON (WHORTON) (WHARTON) is listed as twenty-three
years of age with his wife, MARTHA ELIZABETH ASHMORE, and one year old son
in Benton (Calhoun) Co. Alabama, 1850 making his birth year 1827. ISAAC WHORTON
(WHORTEN) is listed at forty-nine years of age in the Marshall Co. AL census
making his birth year 1801. The dates of birth for both men match placing
ISAAC WHORTON (WHORTEN) at twenty-six years of age in Georgia at the time of JOHN M. C.
(Mac) HORTON (WHORTON) (WHARTON'S) birth. Consequently, the 1830 census places
ISAAC WHORTON (WHORTEN) in Hall Co. GA with three male children under five, one male child
five to ten, and lists ISAAC between twenty and thirty years of age. One female is listed
as twenty to thirty, and one female is thirty to forty years of age. DAVID N. HORTON,
the grandson of JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON, states in LOGAN COUNTY ARKANSAS: ITS HISTORY AND
PEOPLE that his grandfather was reared in Alabama. The marriage records for the parents of
MARTHA ELIZABETH ASHMORE and that of WILLIAM and DOLLEY (SANSOM) WHORTON, listed below,
prove without a doubt that both of these families were in the Hall and Jasper Co. Georgia
area before moving into Alabama as Indian land became available.
JASPER CO. GA MARRIAGE BOOK 1808-1820.
ASHMORE, PENTONE to RIGHT, FRANCES 07/01/1818
ASHMORE, WILLIAM to ALLEN, FRANCES 10/26/1819
WHORTON, WILLIAM to SANSOM, DOLLEY 01/26/1813
MARSHALL CO. AL LAND PATENTS.
WHARTON, ISAAC 34 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 71.22 1854/06/15
WHORTON, JOHN M 34 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 35.62 1855/11/01 WILLIAM WHORTON
WHORTON, ISAAC 27 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 39.99 1852/11/15
BLOUNT CO. ALABAMA LAND PATENTS.
HORTON, WILLIAM 30 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 40 1848/05/10
HORTON, JAMES 19 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 80 1858/03/01
HORTON, WILLIAM 32 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 35.54 1853/08/01
HORTON, WILLIAM 30 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 40 1849/08/01
HORTON, ANDREW J 29 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 160.06 1845/07/01 WILLIAM B
HORTON, DANIEL M 2 13S 1W HUNTSVILLE 40.09 1895/01/24
HORTON, JAMES 20 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 80.05 1845/07/01 JAMES M BICKNELL
HORTON, ISAAC N 36 12S 1W HUNTSVILLE 0 1883/07/03
HORTON, ISAAC N 36 12S 1W HUNTSVILLE 158.02 1883/07/03
HORTON, NEWTON L 36 12S 1W HUNTSVILLE 158.02 1890/03/12
NESMITH, JOHN N 20 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 160.1 1845/07/01 WILLIAM HORTON
WHARTON, ISAAC 34 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 71.22 1854/06/15
WHORTON, ISAAC 27 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 39.99 1852/11/15
WHORTON, ISAAC 30 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 160 1845/07/01
WHORTON, ISAAC 1 10S 1E HUNTSVILLE 39.78 1845/07/01
WHORTON, ISAAC 1 10S 1E HUNTSVILLE 159.12 1845/07/01
WILLIAM WATKINS ASSIGNEE OF ALLDRIDGE HALL, CLARK HALE, AND WILLIAM
WHORTON, JOHN M 34 9S 2E HUNTSVILLE 35.62 1855/11/01 WILLIAM
Research has shown that JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON is a descendant of the BENJAMIN, ISAAC,
JOHN HORTON (WHORTON) line of South Carolina, 1790-1800, of Georgia, 1820-1830, JEPTHA,
BENJAMIN HORTON of Benton Calhoun) Co. Alabama, 1840. WILLIAM WHORTON was born in
Greenville Co. South Carolina, 1783 dying Etowah Co. Alabama, 1850. A WILLIAM WHORTON from
Hall Co. GA was an early settler of St. Clair (later Etowah) Co. AL. The county of Etowah
Alabama, however, was not formed until 1866 from: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Dekalb,
Marshall, and St. Clair Counties.
ISAAC WHORTON MARSHALL CO. AL LAND RECORD: 15 JUNE 1854.
JOHN M. C. WHARTON & WILLIAM WHARTON ALABAMA LAND RECORD: BLOUNT CO. AL, 1 NOVEMBER 1855.
JOHN M. C. HORTON LAND RECORD: BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL, 1 JANUARY 1859.
WILLIAM WHARTON & MATHIAS TENNISON ALABAMA LAND RECORD: BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL, 17
MATHIAS TENNISON FAMILY GROUP SHEET.
The below Alabama land documents also give indication of a familial relationship between
WILLIAM WHORTON (HORTON) and JEPTHA WHORTON (HORTON). Both men are on land records with
ROBERT S. PORTER on 17 August 1838.
WILLIAM WHORTON & ROBERT S. PORTER ALABAMA LAND RECORD: 17 AUGUST 1838.
MATHIAS TENNISON & ROBERT S. PORTER ALABAMA LAND RECORD: 17 AUGUST 1838.
JEPPHA (JEPTHA) WHORTON & ROBERT S. PORTER ALABAMA LAND RECORD: 17 AUGUST 1838.
JEPTHA WHORTON BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. ALABAMA LAND RECORD: 10 NOVEMBER 1840.
JEPTHA WHORTON & ALEXANDER WALLACE BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. ALABAMA LAND RECORD: 17
WILLIAM HORTON & JOHN N. NESMITH BLOUNT CO. ALABAMA LAND RECORD: 1 JULY 1845.
BLOUNT CO. AL ARCHIVES BIOGRAPHIES - WHORTON, A. U. R. 1826 - AFTER 1893.
Author: Brant & Fuller (1893)
A. U. R. WHORTON, one of the most prominent farmers of Blount county, was born in
Georgia in 1826, son of ISAAC and IROIL (BAKER) WHORTON, both natives of South Carolina,
who located first in Georgia at an early day and remained until 1840, when the family
came to Alabama and purchased a partially improved farm in Blount county. Mr. WHORTON
removed to Walker county, however, after a few years, where he remained till 1867, when he
returned to Georgia where he remained till his death. He represented Forsythe county
Georgia in the legislature before coming to Alabama, and represented Blount
county in the legislature before the war. He was also the first sheriff of Forsythe
county, Georgia, under the new constitution. He and wife were members of
the Baptist church. He was a son of BENJAMIN and OLLA (GREEN) WHORTON,
both natives of South Carolina. The maternal grandfather of Mr. WHORTON was
a soldier in the Revolutionary war and served seven years. He and wife were both
members of the Baptist church. A. U. R. WHORTON was reared mostly in Alabama, and
attended school in the old pioneer log house with its puncheon floor and stick and dirt
chimney. In 1848 he married SARAH ALEXANDER, daughter of NOAH and ELIZA (GANDY) ALEXANDER,
both natives of South Carolina. NOAH ALEXANDER came to Alabama with his parents in 1812
and settled in Morgan county. He was a son of DAVID and EUNICE (HILL) ALEXANDER. ELIZA
GANDY was a daughter of EDWARD and MARY (THURMAN) GANDY, both also natives of
South Carolina. Grandfather GANDY was a soldier in the war of 1812, came
to Alabama in 1821 and settled in Morgan county at GANDY'S Cove, which takes its name
from him. After marriage, Mr. WHORTON settled first in Marshall county, Ala.,
where he remained till 1854, when he went to Texas and remained one year,
and then returned to Alabama, settled in Blount county and has since remained. To
the union of Mr. and Mrs. WHORTON, eight children have been born,
of whom six are still living: ISAAC, ELIZA, AUGUSTA, JOHN P., CLAUDIE
and ORA. The mother was born in 1830, in Blount county, and is a member of the
Presbyterian church. In 1861 Mr. WHORTON enlisted in company F, Col. STARN'S
battalion of cavalry, under Capt. JOHN McKASKILL. He served till the close of the war
and was under Gen. FORREST and Gen. JOE WHEELER. He served as became a
good and brave soldier and at the close of the war was orderly sergeant. He
began in life with but little, but has done well and now owns 200 acres where he lives
and 200 acres, two and a half miles down the valley. In 1865 he engaged in
merchandising at Summit and conducted a large and lucrative business at that point, but
since 1885 he has turned the business over to his sons, although he is still sole owner.
He is one of the leading citizens of the county and a man that is known far and wide as
being an honest and upright man, and a man that has built up his trade by honest and fair
dealings. He is a Free Mason, has always been an ardent democrat, and at the last election
voted against his own brother for senator, because he was running on the opposition
BARTLEY, JOHN WHORTON, NIMROD HORTON of 1840 & 1850 Benton (Calhoun) Co. AL and JOHN H.
HORTON of 1840 Benton (Calhoun) Co. AL are also undoubtedly part of this line of WHORTON
(WHARTON). Benton (Calhoun) Co. AL is next to St. Clair Co. AL where ABRAHAM, WILLIAM
WHORTON, and ELISHA HORTON lived in the early 1800's.
1840 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS.
JEPTHA HORTON, 1840 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS.
P. 9 HORTON, JEPTHA 201001-1211010001-001
P. 10 HORTON, JOHN H. 10001-00001
P. 15 HORTON, BENJAMIN 00001-101001
P. 61 HORTON, NIMROD 30001-11001
1850 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL HOUSEHOLDS.
HORTON, J. M. C.
1850 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS.
JEREMIAH HORTON 28 M Laborer SC: In household of John & Catherine
SMITH (Ages: 44 & 36).
ASHMORE & HORTON 1850 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS PAGE 280B.
J.? or D. HORTON 17 M Farmer GA: In household of Benjamin BAKER 25
M Farmer TN & 3 other family members.
A.? or S. G. ASHMORE 28 M Farmer GA
E. ASHMORE 32 F GA
Thomas ASHMORE 6 AL
W. ASHMORE AL
E. C. ASHMORE 2 M AL
J. W. ASHMORE 1/12 M AL
A. HORTON 1850 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS PAGE 290.
A. HORTON 26? (96) M Farmer 300 SC
M. HORTON 46? (76) F SC
S. HORTON 1 F AL
F.? or J./D.? or O. HORTON 7/12 M AL
J. M. C. HORTON 1850 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS.
HORTON, J. M. C. 23 M Farmer GA
HORTON, M. E. 17 F GA
HORTON, J. W. 1 M AL
(Tinderson or Finderson)? 11 F AL - TENNISON, Rachel: Born c. 1839,
Benton County, AL married HORTON, Fletcher on Jan 11, 1853.
N. HORTON 1850 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS PAGE 290B.
N. HORTON Farmer 30-40 200 NC
M. HORTON 34 F NC
R. HORTON 16 F SC
N. C. HORTON 15 M SC
B. HORTON 13 M SC
JAMES HORTON 12 M AL
V. N. HORTON 10 F AL
A. W. HORTON 8 M AL
S.? or G. V. HORTON 7 F AL
S. E. HORTON 5 F AL
N. HORTON 2 M AL
JOSS? or JON HORTON 3/12 M AL
THOMAS HORTON 1850 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS PAGE 278.
THOMAS HORTON 12 M GA: In household of G. S HEARN 50 M Farmer GA &
4 other family members.
THOMAS HORTON 1850 BENTON (CALHOUN) CO. AL CENSUS PAGE 278B.
HORTON, THOMAS 40 M Miller MS
HORTON, M 45 F AR
HORTON, E 15 F GA
HORTON, THOMAS 13 M GA
HORTON, S 11 F GA
HORTON, J. J. 9 M GA
HORTON, S 7 F AL
HORTON, J 5 AL
1860 SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS CENSUS.
HORTON, JOHN M. 33 M Farmer 150 GA
HORTON, MARTHA M.? 29 F GA
HORTON, JOHN 12 M AL
HORTON, JAMES 9 M AL
HORTON, JANE? 7 F AL
HORTON, EZAKIAH 5 M AL
HORTON, SARAH 1 F AL
WILLIAM ASHMORE, JOHN W. HORTON CIVIL WAR AFFIDAVIT.
United States of America,
State of Arkansas,
County of Logan,
Southern Judicial District.
I, J. W. HORTON, do solemnly swear that the testimony I am about to give concerning Elisha
REYMOLDS shall be the truth, the whole and nothing but the truth, so help me God. I, JOHN
W. HORTON, am acquainted with Elisha REYNOLDS and am not related to him and also was with
his father Ned REYNOLDS and his mother, Mrs. Rend REYNOLDS. I first got acquainted with
him about the year 1860 and lived neighbor to him and family when the war began and before
and during the war and have seen him off and on ever since. I was to young for military
service during the Civil War but I had relatives on all sides who were in the army. I had
an uncle, Captain William ASHMORE who was in the Confederate Army, he together with my
father and several others was killed by the Federals in a mile or two of what is now the
town of Sugar Grove in this County. Those who were with Captain ASHMORE and were killed
were my father, JOHN HORTON, Allen SILVERS, Henry HARRISON and they captured three
prisoners at the time they killed these and afterwards killed one named ELKINS and ROGERS
and turned one, SOL MOBLEY, loose.
Elisha REYNOLDS was a member of Captain ASHMORE'S organization and after he was killed
REYNOLDS joined some other command. I do not remember what command it was and served the
rest of the war. A boy, son of SILVERS, who was killed with ASHMORE myself and a lot of
neighbor women buried all of them that were killed at a grave yard near Sugar Grove where
their remains are still. At that time the women and the boys had to do all the burying in
the country. This man REYNOLDS, of whom I am testifying, disappeared from my view
about the last of the war and the next I saw of him was directly after the war. I stayed
all night with him in Texas and have seen him off and on ever since. He had three sisters
and a brother, John. I have also known John LADD before and since the Civil War. He lived
in the same neighborhood with the rest of us. He belonged in a cavalry command at the time
ASHMORE was killed but don't think it was ASHMORE'S. My father served part of the time
with John LADD. Elisha REYNOLDS now lives near Ardmore, Oklahoma. Further Deponent sayeth
Witness to mark;
signed by mark.
Theodore F. Potts
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Sept. 21, 1920 SEAL Leon Westmoreland, My
commission expires Oct-31,1922. Notary Public.
The above information on WILLIAM ASHMORE, JOHN W. HORTON CIVIL WAR AFFIDAVIT taken from
ASHMORE FAMILY FROM ENGLAND TO VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, GEORGIA, & ARKANSAS.
1870 SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS LIST OF HEAD OF HOUSEHOLDS.
SCOTT, ELI H.
TOWNSEND, WILLIAM (SON OF JAMES)
Logan Co. AR was formed from parts of Scott, Franklin, and other surrounding counties.
1870 SCOTT COUNTY ARKANSAS CENSUS.
PETIT JEAN TOWNSHIP.
1870 SCOTT CO. AR CENSUS IMAGE.
BUTRAM, JACOB 45 M W Farmer TN
BUTRAM, JOSEPHINE 45 F W Keeping House TN
BUTRAM, ANAGAIL? A.? 17 F W AR
BUTRAM, THOMAS M. 15 M W Farmer AR
BUTRAM, ELDORA T. 13 F W AR
SEWEL, NANCY G. 10 F W AR
LOVE, BENJAMIN 22 M W Farmer TX
HORTON, WILLIAM 21 M W AL
1870 SCOTT CO. AR CENSUS IMAGE.
SCOTT, ELI H. 26 M W Farmer MS
SCOTT, (ASHMORE, HORTON) MARTHA 31? F W Keeping House GA
SCOTT, MARY 9 F W AR
SCOTT, SARAH J. 11 F W AR
SCOTT, ELDORA 9/12 F W AR
SCOTT, JOHN W. 54 M W Farmer TN
SCOTT, ELIZABETH 36 or 56? F W Keeping House NC
SCOTT, GERTRUDE 11 or 19? FW AR
1880 LOGAN COUNTY ARKANSAS CENSUS.
PETIT JEAN TOWNSHIP.
Mc ... WARD Self W Male W 43 TN Farmer NC IL
JULY WARD Dau S Female W 13 AR TN AL
JOSEPH E. WARD Son S Male W 11 AR Farm Laborer TN AL
VICTORIA WARD Dau S Female W 6 AR TN AL
MAC WARD Son S Male W 5 AR TN AL
MARGARET F. WARD Dau S Female W 4 AR TN AL
SIMON WARD Son S Male W 3 AR TN AL
THOS. J. WARD Son S Male W 2 AR TN AL
M. J. WARD Dau S Female W 4M AR TN AL
ELIZA ASHMORE MotherL S Female W 73 NC SC SC
WILLIAM TOWNSEND Self M Male W 50 TN Farmer TN TN
[M. E. ASHMORE] HORTEN [SCOTT] TOWNSEND Wife M Female W 45 TN
Keeping House TN SC
MARIN TOWNSEND Son S Male W 16 AR Farm Laborer TN TN
BEN TOWNSEND Son S Male W 12 AR Farm Labor TN TN
ELDORA SCOTT SDau S Female W 11 AR AR TN
ELI SCOTT SSon S Male W 10 AR Farm Labor AR TN
MARTHA SCOTT SDau S Female W 6 AR AR TN
AUGUSTUS SCOTT SDau S Female W 5 AR AR TN
JASPER WARD [SON OF MAC WARD] Self M Male W 19 AR Farmer TN TN
MARY [RACHAEL HORTON] WARD Wife M Female W 19 AR Keep House GA AL
WILLIAM T. WARD Son S Male W 10M AR AR AR
ELIZABETH LEMONS Aunt W Female W 51 KY Keeping House KY KY
WILL H. [J.]? HORTEN Self M Male W 32 AL Farmer GA GA
MARY E. HORTEN Wife M Female W 29 TN Keeping House NC NC
TEINESSE HORTEN Dau S Female W 4 AR AL TN
MARY E. HORTEN Dau S Female W 2 AR AL TN
PROGENITOR OF MARTHA ELIZABETH (ASHMORE) HORTON SCOTT TOWNSEND: MERIWEATHER, GEORGIA, 1832.
ASHMORE FAMILY FROM ENGLAND TO VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, GEORGIA, & ARKANSAS.
The progenitor for MARTHA ELIZABETH ASHMORE (wife of JOHN M. (MAC) HORTON) was listed in
the 1820 Jasper Co. Georgia census:
JASPER CO. GA - CENSUS: 1820.
PANTER OR PINTONE ASHMORE, 1820 JASPER CO. GA CENSUS.
WILLIAM ASHMORE, 1820 JASPER CO. GA CENSUS.
P. 248 ASHMOORE PANTER 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
P. 250 ASHMORE WILLIAM 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
JASPER CO. GA MARRIAGE BOOK - 1808-1820.
ASHMORE, PENTONE to RIGHT, FRANCES 07/01/1818
ASHMORE, WILLIAM to ALLEN, FRANCES 10/26/1819
1821 LAND LOTTERY GA.
ASHMORE, PINTON: Jasper/Barnes 235 1/Monroe
ASHMORE, PINTON: Jasper/Barnes 71 3/Henry
ASHMORE, WILLIAM: Jasper/Barnes 97 5/Henry
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON BORN IN GEORGIA, 1827.
MARTHA ELIZABETH ASHMORE (PINTON, FREDERICK, WALTER, JOHN, JOHN, ASHMORE) was born June
1832 in Meriweather, GA; and died August 25, 1905 in Logan, AR. She married (1) JOHN M.
C. HORTON about 1847 probably in Benton (Calhoun) Co. AL. They could have also been
married in Blount Co. AL. Some of the marriage records for Blount Co. AL are missing.
One of the marriage books was "borrowed" from the Court House and never returned. This
book covered the time period between 1845 and 1852 when JOHN M. C. HORTON and MARTHA
ELIZABETH ASHMORE married.
JOHN M. C. (MAC) HORTON was born in 1827, GA; and died about 1864 in Sugar Grove, Logan Co.
AR. MARTHA ELIZABETH HORTON married (2) ELI H. SCOTT; 1862 in Scott, AR. He was born 1831
in MS, and died about 1879 in Logan, AR. She married (3) WILLIAM TOWNSEND 1877 in Logan,
AR, son of JAMES TOWNSEND and MARGARET. He was born 1821 in Tuscaloosa, AL, and died 1898
in Sugar Grove, Logan Co. AR.
Children of MARTHA ASHMORE and JOHN MAC HORTON:
JOHN WILLIAM HORTON, born June 1848 in AL; died February 11,
1936 in Logan, AR.
JAMES HORTON, born 1851 in AL.
SARAH JANE HORTON, born January 11, 1850 in AL; died January 23,
1938 in Logan, AR.
MARY RACHAEL HORTON, born 1861 in AL.
Children of MARTHA HORTON and ELI SCOTT:
ELDORA JOSEPHINE SCOTT, born August 13, 1863 in Scott, AR; died
July 24, 1958 in Poplar, Tulare Co. CA.
MARTHA ALMEDA SCOTT, born February 11, 1871 in Scott, AR; died
March 31, 1944 in Sugar Grove, Logan Co. AR.
AUGUSTUS VIRGINIA EVELINE SCOTT, born February 24, 1874 in Scott,
AR; died January 03, 1962.
ELI SCOTT, born March 1879 in Logan, AR.
Child of MARTHA SCOTT and WILLIAM TOWNSEND:
Infant TOWNSEND, born 1878 in Logan, AR.
The above information on MARTHA ELIZABETH ASHMORE was provided from the following web site:
ASHMORE FAMILY FROM ENGLAND TO VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, GEORGIA, & ARKANSAS.
LOGAN COUNTY ARKANSAS: ITS HISTORY AND PEOPLE.
JOHN M. HORTON.
JOHN M. C. HORTON, born 1827 in Georgia, married MARTHA M. ASHMORE, the
daughter of FRANCIS WRIGHT ASHMORE. MARTHA was born on 1 June 1832, died 25 August 1905,
burial in the Sugar Grove Cemetery. JOHN M. HORTON died between 1860 and 1870. Sometime
during the Civil War while home on furlough, he and two other men were bushwhacked. He is
buried in a small cemetery located near Sugar Grove. They had six children: JOHN WILLIAM
HORTON, born 1848, died February 11, 1936. His first wife was HULDA JANE WARD; his second
wife was a Mrs. JIM HEARON. JOHN W. HORTON is buried in the Sugar Grove cemetery.
JAMES HORTON, born 1851; JANE HORTON, born 1853; and SARAH ELIZABETH HORTON, born 1855 are
the next three children, SARAH J. HORTON, born 1859, married DAVID GANTT. They are buried
in the Lick Creek Cemetery.
MARY RACHAEL HORTON, born 1861, married JASPER WARD, the son of MAC WARD, on December 1,
1878. Their son EDDIE WARD had two children: JAMES married an EPPERSON and they have two
children: RACHAEL HORTON WARD'S second marriage was to HENRY CUPP. Submitted by Margaret
DAVID N. HORTON.
Grandfather HORTON was reared in Alabama, married MARTHY ASHMORE, and lived there before
coming to Arkansas between 1855 and 1860. They had four children: JAMES WILLIAM (BILLIE);
SALLY, who married DAVID GANTT, had eight children, then married RUBON BASHEARS; RACHAEL,
who married JASPER WARD, had four children, then married HENRY CUPP; and a son who died in
BILLIE HORTON married HULDAH JANE WARD, my mother. Four of their eight children died in
infancy (three boys and one girl). JENNIE married WILBY A. WATKINS, had no children, and
died March 8, 1955.
I, DAVID N. HORTON, the second oldest, married JENNIE HIPP and we had four children. The
oldest died in infancy. HERBERT R. married AUDREY DOSHIER and has three boys: KENNETH,
WILLARD, and GORDON. MYRTLE married NOAL F. BAILY and has two children: PHILLIP and
PHYLLIS. LESLIE G. (a boy) married MAYRENE TRICKETT and has two girls: CAROLYN and
My brother, JAMES M., married LIVIE HIPP. After she died, he married MAMIE HUNTERr and
raised four children. JAMES died August 20, 1920.
My brother, JOE 0., married VERDIE WILLIAMS. They have two boys: CODY and VERN.
After Mother died, November 1, 1901, Father married a widow whose maiden name was HAND.
Her first marriage was to JIM HEARON; they had one child, NORA HEARON. She and father
had four children. VERDA married DOYLE NOLAND and had three children. ETHEL married OBE
FENNELL and had four children. ADELLA married HARLEY WILKINS and had a boy. ORVIL
married HAZEL WILKINS and has no children. Father died February 11, 1936. JOE and I are
the only living members of father's first family.
Grandfather HORTON was ambushed and killed by the guerillas while home on furlough from
the Civil War. Later Grandmother married ELI SCOTT. They raised four children. DORA
married JOHN SOWELLS, had four children. He died and she married BEN RANKINS and had two
children. MEDA married JAMES WILKINS, had several children. He died and she married DOCK
SMITH. EVA married JOHN PRESSNAL and had several children. ELI SCOTT married LAURA
WILKINS and had several children. Grandmother's third marriage was to a Mr. TOWNSEND.
She had one sister and one brother that lived here, and four SMITH half-brothers.
Submitted by DAVID N. HORTON.
SUGAR GROVE CEMETERY, LOGAN CO. AR.
HORTON, CHARLIE W. s/o DAVID NEWTON & JENNIE 16 Aug 1908 28 Oct
HORTON, DAVID NEWTON 1882 1964.
HORTON, HULDA JANE w/o J. W. 12 Sep 1850 1 Nov 1901.
HORTON, JAMES M. 29 Mar 1884 4 Aug 1920.
HORTON, JENNIE w/o DAVID NEWTON 3 Dec 1886 15 Feb 1968 SSDI.
HORTON, J. W. (Mason) 1848 11 Feb 1936.
HORTON, LIVEY (HIPP) d/o J. WESLEY & SUSIE J. w/o JAMES M. 31 Aug
1890 25 Mar 1908.
HORTON, VIOLA 1877 1957/
TOWNSEND, [SCOTT HORTON ASHMORE] MARTHA E. w/o W. M. Jun 1832 25
19O0 LOGAN COUNTY ARKANSAS CENSUS.
HORTON, JOHN W. Head M W June 1848 51 M 29 GA GA GA Farmer
HORTON, HULDA Wife W F June 1849 50 M 29 TN KY KY
HORTON, DAVID, N. Son W M Sept 1882 17 Single AR GA TN
HORTON, JAMES M. Son W M Mar 1887 13 Single AR GA TN
HORTON, JOSEPH Son W M Jan 1889 11 Single AR GA TN
TOWNSEND, (SCOTT, HORTON, ASHMORE) MARTHA Head W F June 1831 68
Widowed GA GA GA Farm Labor
SCOTT, ELI Son W M 1871 28 Single AR AR GA
1910 LOGAN COUNTY ARKANSAS CENSUS.
HORTON, WILLIAM J. Head M W M 2nd 7 61
HORTON, CALVA Wife F W M 2nd 7 33
HORTON, JAMES Son M W 24
HORTON, JOE Son M W 21 S
HORTON, VIRDIE Daughter F W 8 S
HORTON, ETHEL Daughter F W 5 S
HORTON, ODELLA Daughter F W 3 S
HEARON, (HERRON) NORA Stepdaughter F W 14 S
HORTON, DAVID Head M W 27 M 7 AR U.S. U.S. Farmer
HORTON, JENNIE Wife F W 24 M 7 AR TN AR
HORTON, HERBERT Son 1/12 M W Single AR AR AR
1920 LOGAN COUNTY ARKANSAS CENSUS.
HORTON, DAVID Head M W 37 M AR TN AR Farmer
HORTON, JENNIE Wife F W 34? M AR TN AR Farm Labor
HORTON, HERBERT R. Son M W 9 Single AR AR AR
HORTON, MYRTLE Daughter F W 5 Single AR AR AR
HORTON, JAMES M. Head M W 33 M AR AL AR Farmer
HORTON, MARY M. Wife F W 25? M AR GA TN
HORTON, RUBY O. or G.? Daughter F W 6 AR AR AR
HORTON, OTIS T. Son M W 4 11/12? AR AR AR
HORTON, MARIE? M. Daughter F W 2 4/12? AR AR AR
HORTON, JOE O. Head M W 30 M AR AL AR Farmer
HORTON, VERDIE V. or U.? Wife F W 17 M AR AR AR Farm Labor
1930 LOGAN COUNTY ARKANSAS CENSUS.
HORTON, JOHN W. Head M W 81 M 25 AL AL AL Farmer
HORTON, VIOLA (VISTA?) Wife F W 53 63? M 15 AL GA AL
HORTON, ORVAL O. Son M W 18 AR AL AL Farm Labor
McCONNELL, MITCHELL A. Grandson M W 12 Single AR AR AR
HAND, JOHN Father-in-law M W 81 GA SC SC
HORTON, DAVID N. Head M W 47 M 22 AR TN TN Farmer
HORTON, JENNIE Wife F W 44 M 19 AR AL AR
HORTON, HARBURT E. Son M W 20 Single AR AR AR Farmer
HORTON, MYRTLE Daughter F W 15 Single AR AR AR
HORTON. LESLIE R. or L.? Son M W 10 Single AR AR AR