Samuel Horton Colton

17 November 1804–12 September 1875 (Age 70)
Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Horton

When Samuel Horton Colton was born on 17 November 1804, in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reuben Colton, was 28 and his mother, Abigail Horton, was 26. He married Anna K Earle on 6 October 1830, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years and Auburn, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. He died on 12 September 1875, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Samuel Horton Colton
Anna K Earle
Marriage: 6 October 1830
John Colton
Samuel Colton
Mary Colton
Reuben Colton
Baby Colton
Edward Colton

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  • Marriage
    6 October 1830Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’. This English name is also common in Ireland; it was the name of a bishop of Derry in 1397. There seems also to have been confusion with Culliton .Scottish and Irish (Monaghan): shortened and altered form of Gaelic Mac Haldan, ‘son of Haldan’, see Haldane .

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

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    Sources (38)

    • Samuel H Colton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Samuel H Cotton, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Saml. H. Colton in entry for Saml. H., Jr. Colton, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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