Eliphas Spencer Horton

30 August 1815–15 April 1883 (Age 67)
Throop, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Eliphas Spencer

When Eliphas Spencer Horton was born on 30 August 1815, in Throop, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, David Horton, was 32 and his mother, Irena Spencer, was 32. He married Nancy Hall on 6 March 1843, in Butler, Wayne, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. He died on 15 April 1883, in Wolcott, Wolcott, Wayne, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in North Wolcott Cemetery, Wolcott, Wolcott, Wayne, New York, United States.

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Eliphas Spencer Horton
Nancy Hall
Marriage: 6 March 1843
Eleazer Hall Horton
Caroline Horton
David Benjamin Horton
Mary Irene Horton
Rhoda A. Horton
Eugenia Horton
George H Horton

Spouse and Children

6 March 1843
Butler, Wayne, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 

Age 8

On 11 April 1823, Wayne County was formed by combining portions of Seneca and Ontario counties.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, are named from Old English horh ‘mud’, ‘slime’ or horn ‘dirt’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in southern Gloucestershire, however, is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elias S Horton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Spencer Horton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Eliphus S Horton, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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