Preston Berry Horton

Brief Life History of Preston Berry

When Preston Berry Horton was born on 22 December 1822, in Lebanon, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, his father, Jesse Beener Horton, was 35 and his mother, Dicia Jane "Dicey" Newman, was 31. He married Mary Elizabeth Malone on 12 October 1840, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in DeKalb, Alabama, United States in 1866 and Belgreen, Franklin, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 19 December 1901, in Lebanon, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lebanon, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Preston Berry Horton
1822–1901
Mary Elizabeth Malone
1825–1897
Marriage: 12 October 1840
Georgia Ann Horton
1841–1927
Martha Ellen Horton
1843–1940
Dicey Jane Horton
1845–1894
Palestine Horton
1847–1943
Louisa Alabama Horton
1847–1942
Sarah Haseltine Horton
1850–1897
Tennessee Jane Horton
1852–1936
Sonny Horton
1853–1853
Mary Kansas Horton
1854–1937
William Terry Horton
1856–1857
Stephan A Douglass Horton
1857–1857
Eulitia Idella Horton
1858–1942
Stephen A Douglass Horton
1860–1948
Drury David Horton
1862–1926
Griffin Reuben Horton
1864–1952
John Preston Horton
1868–1945
Frances Elizabeth Horton
1870–1908

Sources (19)

  • Preston Horton, "Alabama State Census, 1866"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Preston Berry Horton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Preston B. Horton
  • P B Horton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1834

Historical Boundaries: 1834: St. Clair, Alabama, United States 1834: Jackson, Alabama, United States 1836: DeKalb, Alabama, United States

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF PRESTON B. HORTON

INFORMATION FROM RUBY J. SHERMAN OF BENSON, ARIZONA A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF PRESTON B. HORTON Preston Berry Horton was born in the Cherokee Nation, in what is known as the (Bristes) Cove, this …

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