Parthena Horton Cox

FemaleJuly 1816–1900

Brief Life History of Parthena

Parthena Horton Cox was born in July 1816, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States. She married Wade Hampton Horton in 1837, in Mill Creek Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Olive Hill, Person, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1900, in Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wade Hampton Horton
Parthena Horton Cox
Marriage: 1837
Bertha Horton
Orren T Horton
Elizabeth Sarah Horton
George Benton Horton
Lucinda Horton
Marshall Horton
Melinda Caroline Horton Hewitt
Wade Albert Horton

Sources (13)

  • Parthena Horton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Parthena Horton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Parthe Cox in entry for Malinda C Hewitt, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1837Mill Creek Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1830 · Trail of Tears

    Age 14

    In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.


    Age 30

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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