Brantley Moses Horton Sr

Brief Life History of Brantley Moses

When Brantley Moses Horton Sr was born on 30 August 1896, in Nansemond, Virginia, United States, his father, Moris Horton, was 64 and his mother, Mary E. Horton, was 39. He married Lillie Maude Brinkley on 6 January 1918, in Haslett Township, Gates, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1896 and Portsmouth, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 August 1986, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sleepy Hole, Suffolk, Virginia, United States.

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Brantley Moses Horton Sr
Lillie Maude Brinkley
Marriage: 6 January 1918
Doris Muriel Horton
Brantly Moses Horton Jr
James Milton Horton
Mabel Lelia Horton
Lillie Grey Horton
Ray Brinkley Horton
Bobbie Abbitt Horton

Sources (27)

  • Brantley Horton in household of Moses Horton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Brantley Horton, "Virginia Births and Christenings, 1584-1917"
  • Brantly M Horton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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