I donít know much about my Hortonís of Georgia. My earliest known Horton

ancestor was ELIJAH HORTON. He was sometimes listed as Elijah ďWhortonĒ

in early records. The first record Iíve found of him is on August 13, 1813 when he

married NANCY HOLCOMB in Baldwin County, Georgia. Then, on Feb 10,

1818in Baldwin Co, Georgia he was named as administrator of the estate of John

D. Holcomb. I donít know who John D. Holcomb was, but he was probably somehow

related to Nancy Holcomb.


By 1820, Elijah Horton was listed on the census of Walton Co, GA as Elijah "Whorton".

He owned 3 slaves.


In 1830, the boundaries of Newton Co. changed to include part of Walton Co., so

in 1830, he is shown on the census in Newton Co., again as Elijah "Whorton". His

wife does not show up in his household, so she mustíve died by then.

He owned 2 slaves.


The 1840 census of Newton Co, GA lists him as Elijah Horton. He owned 8 slaves.


The 1850 census of Newton Co, GA lists him as Elijah Horton, age 66, born in Georgia,

with real estate value of $6000.


The 1860 census of Newton Co, GA, P.O.: Newton Factory, lists Elijah Horton,

age 76, born in Georgia, with real estate valued at $4000 and personal property

valued at $5950.


Elijah Horton died before Oct 7, 1861 in Newton Co., GA, when Letters of

Administration on his estate were granted to William N. Clark, Henry G. Holcomb,

and William J. Wright, etc.



Born about 1784 in GA

Died before Oct 7, 1861 in Newton Co, GA


Married Aug 13, 1813 in Baldwin Co, GA to:



Born about 1790

Died between 1820 - Nov 27, 1830 in Walton or Newton Co, GA


Burial locations unknown.



1-TURNER HORTON (b.Apr 13,1815 in Newton Co, GA-d.Mar 1,1893 Newton

Co, GA). Married on Dec 16, 1834 to:

MARTHA A. SAWYERS (b.1817-d.Feb 10, 1895).

Buried at the cemetery near junction of Old Hwys. #213 and #36. †††††††


††††††††††† 1a-MARSHALL HORTON (b.c.1835-40)

††††††††††† 1b-ELLEN C. HORTON (b.1839), m. JULIUS C. BOYD on July 22, 1866

††††††††††† 1c-EDMUND J. HORTON (b.Nov 1839-d.after 1900),

Married on Dec 19, 1865 to CHARITY ANN SMITH (b.Oct 1845)

He was in the "Young Guards", 3rd Regiment, Co H, Newton Co, GA

Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

Buried at High Point Baptist Church, Hwy 36, Newton County.

Six children:

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1c1-Etta or Ellen Horton (b.1867/8)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1c2-Acca Horton (b.1872) female

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1c3-Spencer Horton (b.1864)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1c4-Calley Horton (b.1878)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1c5-Hattie C. Horton (b.Oct 1888)

††††††††††††††††††††††† *one daughter md. James Smith (d.1895)

††††††††††† 1d-NANCY Z. HORTON (b.1843)

1e-JAMES K. HORTON (b.1846).

Married MARTHA S. _____ (b.1844).


††††††††††††††††††††††† 1e1-Luther Horton (b.1859)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1e2-Mary L. Horton (b.1871)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1e3-Quiller Horton (b.1873)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1e4-Elmira Horton (b.1876)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1e5-Charles Horton (b.1878)

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1e6-Elijah Horton (b.1879)

††††††††††† 1f-HUGH L. HORTON (b.1849)

1g-HENRY (I. or T.) HORTON (b.1852), m. 1st on Feb 20, 1881 to

ALICE E. HUTCHINS (b.Dec 26, 1853-d.Dec 11, 1898, buried

at Covington City Cemetery).

He 2nd md. ELLA LOYD on July 13, 1900 at Newborn.


-son HORTON (b.May 6, 1882-d.Mar 1, 1888).

Buried at Covington City Cemetery.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† -JOE HORTON (b.Oct 4, 1886-d.Apr 7, 1888).

Buried at Covington City Cemetery.

1h-AMOS P. HORTON (b.1854)

Married HARRIET ELLIOT on Nov 29, 1881.

††††††††††† 1i-JOHN T. HORTON (b.c.1857)

††††††††††† 1j-MARTHA E. HORTON (b.1858).


2-LABAN HORTON (b.1820 in GA-d.1862 in GA) Married July 31, 1846 in

Newton Co, GA to MARTHA JANE BISHOP (b Aug 22, 1824 in

Newton Co, GA-d. between 1880-Mar 3, 1890 in Newton Co, GA)






Thanks to all my cousins that have contributed information!


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