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I have researched my family going back Abraham Horton Sr. Abraham was a Quaker born in MA. in 1722. He married Martha Bissell(b.1726) of Bucks, PA on 9 Jan.1746. Both Martha and Abraham died at Tom's Creek in Surry Co., N.C. Martha died in 1808 and Abraham died in 1816. The couple had seven children. My ancestors eventually married outside the Quaker faith and converted to the faith of their spouse. Eventually, different branches of the Horton family settled other states including Missouri. Much of the information I have on Abraham and his descendents I owe to a book (The Horton Connection) by my cousin Arnold Horton Wilson and his wife Bonnie Imogene (Rains) Wilson. In addition, it is believed by several other family members that Abraham is descended from a Col. Thomas Horton who was very active in the English Civil Wars and who's signature is among the sixty some odd names that appear on the death warrant for King Charles I of England. However, we have one or two generations missing between the Col. and Abraham. It is thought that the Col.'s son, also named Thomas, was sent to the colonies with a group of Quakers very shortly after the Col.'s death in 1650. I am hope I can find information about this missing generations that will confirm or refute Abraham's decendent. The Col.'s line can be traced to 1225 when the family name probably orginated.