When Martha Elizabeth Horton was born on 1 November 1863, in Princeton, Jackson, Alabama, United States, her father, Henry Hollis Horton, was 31 and her mother, Annie Elizabeth Moon, was 31. She married John Daniel Smith on 12 September 1883, in Jackson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Paint Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 9 Cluttsville, Madison, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 1944, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Paint Rock Cemetery, Paint Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States.
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.