John Horton

1835–3 December 1907 (Age 72)
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Horton was born in 1835, his father, Edmund Horton, was 27 and his mother, Maria Meades, was 21. He married Maria Wilkinson on 3 December 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and lived in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Rockport, Summit, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 December 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wanship Cemetery, Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Horton
Maria Wilkinson
Marriage: 3 December 1864
John William Wilkinson Hortin
Elijah Ephraim Hortin
Maria Wilkinson Hortin
Joseph Edmond Hortin
Grace Emma Hortin
George Henry Hortin
Arthur Charles Hortin
Charles Frederick Hortin
Clara Alice Hortin
Emma Hortin
George Walter Hortin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 8
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States

    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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    Story Highlight


    John Hortin was born 30 November 1835 at Leamington, Warwickshire, England, the son of Edmund Hortin and Maria Mead. He was the oldest child of his parents. He was twenty years old when his family emi …

    Sources (39)

    • John Horten in household of Edward Horten, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • John Horton in entry for Jack Laffayette Beck and Clara Alice Hortin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John in entry for Maria Horton, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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