Results of the Search for Mary Edge and Samuel Horton of GA and AL
This is submitted with hopes of connecting with others who may contribute any corrections or more information to their story.From various postings on Anc.com and Genforum I began thesearch on this family.Names of their children offered on these sites are James, Thomas, Asbury, Margaretta, Martha, Milton, Celia and George.In the following you will see that I believe Samuel was married to Unknown/Unnamed and hadfive children prior to his marriage to Mary Edge with whom he had three more children.
1790-91 North Carolina (probably Orange Co.) is believed birthdate of Samuel Horton.Parents unknown.
About 1805 Hancock Co., GA is believed birthdate of Mary (Edge) Horton, who is believed to be the youngest child of Jeremiah Edge and Cathrine "Katy" (Laws) Edge.
By 1807 Samuel had married his first wife (unknown)
8-19-1807 Land Lottery of Louisville GA (Jefferson Co.) Samuel Horton won two draws in Hancock Co. GA. He would have been about the age of 17-18. Married men under age 21 with a wife and/or child, a resident of GA for three years and a US citizen could win two draws.Single men of age 21 could win one draw.
2-7-1811 Hancock Co. Mary's father Jeremiah Edge died.
1-2-1817 Hancock Co. Mary's widowed mother "Katy" Edge remarried to widower James Cadenhead.
7-1818 in Jones Co., GA Samuel Horton is listed among the purchaser of items at the Sale of William Carr's Sale of Perishables. William is deceased 1st spouse of Jane (Unknown) Carr, who 2nd married on 2-10-1818 James Cadenhead, Jr. who was administrator of William and Jane Carr's estate.
Source: book Southern Cadenheads by Kenneth Cadenhead, page 49-50.
1820 Fed. Census for Hancock Co., GA, Maddens Dist. taken 8-7-1820 lists the following for Samuel Horton:
1 male -10(1810-1820 = Milton)
1 male 10-15(1805-1810 = James C. b .c.1807)
1 male26-44 (1786-1794 = Samuel Horton bc.1790-91)
3 fem-10(1810-1820 = Celia, Margretta and Martha)
1 fem26-44(1786-1794 = Unknown 1st wife Horton)
********I believe these are children of his first marriage with Unknown mother who died shortly after this
1820 Fed. Census for Hancock Co, GA. Maddens Dist..on 8-7-1820 lists the following for James
2 male 10-15(1805-1810 = Obediah Edge bc.1800-1805 and brother Seaborn Edge b c.1810)
1 male 16-25(1795-1804 = Ivy Cadenheadb c.1798)
1 male 45+(Earlier - 1775 = father James Cadenhead b 1742)
1 fem10-15(1805-1810 = Mary Edge b c.1805)
1 fem45+(Earlier - 1775 = wife Catherine "Katy" Laws, Edge, Cadenhead)
*******Obediah and Seaborn Edge are thesons of Jeremiah and "Katy (Laws) Edge-Cadenhead.
Obediah Edge is next found by 1824in Wilcox Co., AL. and believed never to have married.
Seaborn Edge is next found in 1830 Nassau Co. (prev. Duval) FL.
Ivy Cadenhead, son of James Cadenheadand 1st wife Mary Tripp, married 2-8-1821 Hancock Co.
About 1821 Hancock or Jones Co., GA Mary Edge maried widower Samuel Horton.
1830 Fed Census Troup Co., GA Pipers Dist. lists the following for Samuel Horton:
1 male -5(1825-1830Thomas R.)
1 male5-9(1821-1825Asbury and George W.)
1 male20-29(1801-1810James C. b c.1807)
1 male 40-49(1790-1800) father Samuel Horton b 1790-91)
1 fem10-14(1816-1820Martha - she married 12-6-1833 Troup Co. to Spivey Parrish)
2 fem15-19(1811-1815Celia and Margretta)
1 fem30-39(1791-1830wife Mary)
1840 Fed Census Troup Co., GA lists the following for Samuel Horton:
1 male 5-9(1831-1835 Thomas R.)
2 male 10-14(1826-1830 Asbury and George W.)
1 male 15-19(1811-1815 Milton)
1 male 20-29(1811-1820 James)
1 male 40-49(1791-1800 father Samuel Horton)
1 fem 10-14(1826-1830 Margretta)
1 fem 15-19(1821-1825 Celia)
1 fem 30-39(1801-1810 wife Mary)
After 1840 census Samuel and May (Edge) Horton have not been found.
10-21-1841 Troup Co. son James C. married Eliza Green and moved to Barbour Co., AL by 1850 census.
Both died in Louisville, Barbour Co., AL.
12-19-1862 Troup Co. son George W. married Matilda Steppe.
Sons Asbury and George W. died in the Civil War.
5-9-1866 Troup Co. son Milton married widower Matilda (Steppe) Edge.