When John Hardiman Horton was born on 28 May 1873, in Canaan, Searcy, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Winthrop Thomas Horton, was 25 and his mother, Tennessee A Parks, was 28. He married Fronnie Della Bryan on 18 March 1903, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bear Creek, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada in 1929 and Spring Township, Searcy, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 May 1945, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Marshall, Searcy, Arkansas, United States.
English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): habitational name from one or other of the many places so called, such as those in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire. Most of the placenames derive from Old English horh or horu ‘dirt, filth’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some may have different origins, including Horton in Gloucestershire, which may derive from Old English heorot ‘hart, stag’ + tūn.