Mary HORTON John Berry HORTON Samuel Oliver HORTON Sarah HORTON Hellsie HORTON Margaret Ann JENKINS Mary Ann VOLGER Mini tree diagram

Alexander H HORTON1,2,3,6,4,5

about 18311,2,3,4,5 - after 18802,4

Life History

about 1831

Born in North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5

before 1861

Death of Mary Ann VOLGER

about 1861

Married Margaret Ann JENKINS in Attala County, Mississippi

about 1862

Birth of daughter Mary HORTON in Attala County, Mississippi.7

May 1865

Birth of son John Berry HORTON in Sallis, Attala, Mississippi.8,9,2,6,3,10,11,12

Oct 1867

Birth of son Samuel Oliver HORTON in Attala County, Mississippi.11,3,13,14,15,16,17

Dec 1869

Birth of daughter Sarah HORTON in Attala County, Mississippi.11,3

about 1875

Birth of daughter Hellsie HORTON in Attala County, Mississippi.3

after 1880

Death of Margaret Ann JENKINS in Attala County, Mississippi

after 1880

Died in Attala County, Mississippi.2,4

after 1880

Buried.2,4

Other facts

 

Married Mary Ann VOLGER

Notes

  • 1870 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 19 August, Beat No 7,PO Kosciusko, page 13-14, Hse/Fam #96
    Horton, A Head F W 40 Keeping Farmer $200 Real Estate $500 Personal bNorth Carolina [b abt 1830]
    Horton, P A 25 F W Keeping House b Mississippi Cannot write [b abt1845]
    Horton, Mary 8 F W born Mississippi Attended School [b abt 1862]
    - page 14 -
    Horton, Jno 5 M W born Mississippi [b abt 1865]
    Horton, Sam 3 M W born Mississippi [b abt 1867]
    Horton, Sallie F W 1mo born Dec [sic] born Mississippi [b abt 1869]

    The wife's name here PA probably stands for Peggy Ann.  Peggy is acommon nickname for Margaret.  The census reports that Sallie was 1month old but born in December, which would make her about 8 monthsold.

    1880 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 21 June, Beat 4,District 17, page 42 (scan 129B), Hse #361, Fam #366
    Horton, A  W M 50 Husband Farmer NC NC NC b abt 1830]
    Horton, MA  W F 36 Wife Keeping House MS SC SC [abt 1844]
    Horton, John  W M 15 Son At Home MS NC SC [abt 1865]
    Horton, Samuel  W M 13 Son At School MS NC SC [abt 1867]
    Horton, Sally  W F 10 Dau At School MS NC SC [abt 1870]
    Horton, Hellsie  W F 5 Dau At School MS NC SC [abt 1875]
    Underwood, Robert  W M 33 Nephew Works in Field MS MS MS [abt 1847]

    The wife M A is consistent with the reports of his wife as MargaretAnn Jenkins.

    It appears some genealogies have compressed two people of the same orsimilar name.  Our Alexander H Horton moved to Attala County,Mississippi, where his children were born.  Another was name AHamilton Horton and he was born and died in Wilkes County, NorthCarolina.  Both are referred to in some sources as Alexander HamiltonHorton.  They were both reported with their respective wives in the1880 censuses in their respective residences of Wilkes County, NorthCarolina, and Attala County, Mississippi.

    A H & M A died in Attala Co MS. The other A H Horton died in Wilkes CoNC 15 Dec 1890.

    The North Carolina A H Horton has two memorials on Find a Grave forthe Wilkes County, North Carolina, A H Horton, for two differentburial markers in different cemeteries.

    ---------------------------
    Capt Alexander Hamilton Horton
    Birth Dec 30, 1831 Wilkes County, North Carolina
    Death Dec 15, 1890 Wilkes County, North Carolina
    Burial Horton Cemetery, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina
    Created by carol griffin Sep 07, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #96665024,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=96665024&ref=acom&ftm=1

    A photo of the gravestone matching this memorial was taken by BradleyIngels, including permission to use it.  But ithe photo appears onanother memorial with the same information matching this burial, notthe memorial we transcribe above, which was found first.  Thisindicates he went by the middle name Hamilton, while records we havepresent his name usually as Alexander H Horton.

    The memorial above has no link to a spouse.  His wife in the secondone is reported as Mary Jane Vogler Horton.  The wife of A H Hortonthat moved to Attala County, Mississippi, was Margaret Ann Jenkins.They were married about 1861.  Mary Volger must have been an earlierwife who died early.

    The second memorial reports burial in a Horton Cemetery in YadkinValley, Caldwell County, North Carolina.  It seems likely that thesetwo burial memorials are for the same person, one in a home area inWilkes County, and another in another Horton stronghold.  Bothmemorials report he died in Wilkes County.

    The following memorial was posted about a year before the one above.The following also includes some other records.

    ----------------
    Capt Alexander Hamilton "Hamilton" Horton
    Birth Dec 30, 1831 Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA
    Death Dec 15, 1890 Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA

    * CIVIL WAR *
    - Alexander Hamilton Horton -
    b about 1833
    Alexander H Horton
    Confederate, Company C 26th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry,
    Rank In Captain, Rank Out Captain

    * Family 1880 Census Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co., NC
    - The 1880 Census below states that Alexander H Horton was born about1832, in NC to parents that were also born in NC
    - Alexander H. Horton was married to Mary Jane Vogler Horton
    - He served in the Civil War, a rank of Captain
    - The census states his occupation as, Clerk Of Superior Court

    * Civil War Cont
    Alexr H Horton
    Home in 1880 Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina
    Age 48, Estimated birth year 1832, Birthplace North Carolina
    Spouse's name Mary J
    Father & Mother born North Carolina
    Occupation Clerk Of Sup. Court
    Married White Male
    Household Members
    Name Age
    Alexr. H. Horton 48
    Mary J. Horton 42
    Hamiltons Horton 15
    Phinia E. Horton 7
    Angeline Martin 38

    Alexander Horton
    Residence Wilkes County, North Carolina
    Enlistment 12 Jun 1861
    [same record info as transcribed at the top of our Profile Notes above
    (bio by: Autumn)

    Spouse Mary Jane Vogler Horton (1838 - 1921)
    Son Phineas Edgar Horton (1872 - 1940)

    Inscription Co. B. 26th Reg. NC Troops [cf record cited above, Co C]

    Burial Horton Cemetery, Yadkin Valley, Caldwell County, NorthCarolina, USA

    Created by Laura Shew Sep 15, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #76557797,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76557797
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    The Civil War record in this name for North Carolina appears to be theWilkes County Alexander Hamilton Horton.

    U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
    Alexander H Horton
    Residence Camp Carolina, North Carolina
    Age at Enlistment 27, Birth Date abt 1834
    Enlistment 12 Jun 1861 Camp Carolina, North Carolina
    Company C, North Carolina 26th Infantry Regiment
    Promoted to Full Captain on 27 Aug 1861
    Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 06 Aug 1861.  Mustered out on 21Apr 1862
    ---------------------------

Sources

  • 1. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 3. 1880 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi
    • 21 June, Beat 4, District 17, page 42 (scan 129B), Hse #361, Fam #366
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Life, Burial and Spouse details
  • 5. 1870 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi
    • 19 August, Beat No 7, PO Kosciusko, page 13, Hse/Fam #96
  • 6. Family Data Collection - Births
  • 7. 1870 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi
    • 19 August, Beat No 7, PO Kosciusko, page 13-14, Hse/Fam #96
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 16 April, Prairie Township, District 13, Page 1B, Hse/Fam #10
  • 9. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 10. 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • [no date] June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 12B, Hse #209, Fam
  • 11. 1870 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi
    • 19 August, Beat No 7, PO Kosciusko, page 14, Hse/Fam #96
  • 12. 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 10 February, South Prairie Township, District 16, page 9A, Hse #157,
  • 13. 1900 Federal Census, Holmes County, Mississippi
    • 21 June, Durant, District 40, page 16, Hse #319, Fam #327
  • 14. 1910 Federal Census, Yalobusha County, Mississippi
    • 22 April, Water Valley Ward 3, District 121, Page 1B, Market St, Hse
  • 15. 1920 Federal Census, Yalobusha County, Mississippi
    • 2 January, Water Valley Ward 3, District 124, page 19B, 108 West
  • 16. 1930 Federal Census, Holmes County, Mississippi
    • 12 April, Beat 2, District 26-10, Page 13A, Hse #270, Fam #273
  • 17. 1940 Federal Census, Holmes County, Mississippi
    • 29 April, Beat 2, District 26-13, Page 3A, Hse #24, Owns $3000

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