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.
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.