Hilan Silas Horton

Brief Life History of Hilan Silas

Hilan Silas Horton was born about 1810, in New York, United States. He married Mahala A Keyes about 1835, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 29 August 1835, in Niagara, New York, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Pekin Pioneer Cemetery, Pekin, Niagara, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hilan Silas Horton
about 1810–about 1835
Mahala A Keyes
Marriage: about 1835
Hilan Silas Horton

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  • Hilon Horton, "Find a Grave Index"

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World Events (7)


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


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1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

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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