Elcana Delana Horton

Brief Life History of Elcana Delana

When Elcana Delana Horton was born on 30 June 1825, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Mullens Horton, was 25 and his mother, Anna Dykes, was 22. He married Mary C Rucker on 23 August 1849, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Long Creek, Macon, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Cerro Gordo, Piatt, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 March 1914, in Lintner, Piatt, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Long Creek, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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Elcana Delana Horton
Mary C Rucker
Marriage: 23 August 1849
John Horton
James Marion Horton
Nancy Ann Horton
Sarah Jane Horton
William Horton
Mary Ellen Horton
Emma Elizabeth Horton
Charles Edgar Horton
Laura Bell Horton
Hattie Agnes Horton
Dora Adeliah Horton
Lanora Alice Horton
Jesse Wilford Horton

Sources (29)

  • Elkon Horton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elcana D. Horton, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950"
  • Elcana D. Horton, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1847: Piatt, Illinois, United States

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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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