Elijah Sargent Horton

20 May 1811–16 March 1866 (Age 54)
Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elijah Sargent

When Elijah Sargent Horton was born on 20 May 1811, in Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, Travis Horton Sr, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Arthur Lester, was 31. He married Nancy Cox on 8 March 1833, in Carter, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Carter, Carter, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He died on 16 March 1866, in Carter, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in East Carter County Memory Gardens, Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Sargent Horton
1811–1866
Nancy Cox
1814–1886
Marriage: 8 March 1833
Henry Cox Horton
1838–1914
Elijah Horton
1842–1864
Travis D Horton
1840–1896
Reece Duff Horton
1842–
John T Horton
1843–1907
William Cox Horton
1844–1923
Letitia Horton
1846–
Phoebe Horton
1846–
David L. Horton
1846–1848
Phoebe Horton
1849–1905
Amanda Maud Horton
1852–1911
Rebecca Elizabeth Horton
1857–1940
Travis R. Horton
1857–1929
Nathen Horton
1859–
Daniel Horton
1862–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 March 1833
Carter, Kentucky, United States
children

(15)

    Henry Cox Horton

    Male1838–1914Male

    Travis D Horton

    Male1840–1896Male

    Reece Duff Horton

    Male1842–Male

    Elijah Horton

    Male1842–1864Male

    John T Horton

    Male1843–1907Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 1

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 19

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, are named from Old English horh ‘mud’, ‘slime’ or horn ‘dirt’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in southern Gloucestershire, however, is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elijah Horton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah Horton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elijah Horton in entry for Maud H. Strother, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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