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The Horton family of Long Island

Descendants of William Horton
    Barnabas Horton was born about 1600 and was probably the son Joseph Horton and Mary Schuyler, of Leicestershire, England, and was born in the little hamlet of Mouseley.  Barnabas immigrated, ABT 1635. Destination: Hampton, MA. "He emigrated to America in the ship 'The Swallow', Captain Jeremy Horton, master and owner, in 1635 to 1638, landed at Hampton, Mass., where he owned a plot of ground.  Joseph Horton also came to the New World and died in Springfield, Massachusettes in 1640. He came to New Haven, 1640, with his wife, Mary, and two children, Joseph and Benjamin. He settled permanently on the east end of Long Island, now Southold, Suffolk County, NY in October, 1640." ("The Hortons in America").  Barnabas and his wife and two children were in New Haven, Connecticut, along with the Rev. John Youngs, William Welles, Peter Hollock, John Tuthill, Richard Terry, Thomas Mapes, Mathias Corwin, Robert Ackerly, Jacob Corey, John Conklin, Isaac Arnold and John Budd. There, on the 21st day of October, 1640, they formed a Congregational Church and sailed for the east end of Long Island, now Shouthold. They had all been members of Purtian Churches in England. (Monograph of the Purtian Movement) These were the first to settle the east end of Long Island.
    Barnabas was one of the 13 founding members of Southold, Long Island. "In 1640 a small band of Puritans who just a few years before had crossed theAtlantic from many parts of England in search of religious freedom and a better life, became dissatisfied with conditions in New England and secured for themselves a parcel of land across the waters of the Sound on which to organize their church. Led by their pastor, the Rev. John Youngs, this group of 13 Englishmen with their families gathered up their cattle and a few possessions and set out by sloop or oared barge from New Haven. They crossed Long Island Sound, sailed up Peconic Bay and came ashore at Founder's Landing, and there, in what is today the Village of Southold, established the first permanent settlement in New York State." (From the website - The History of Greenport)
    Barnabas was the only one of the first settlers who had not followed Rev. Youngs from England. He may have met up with their party in New Haven, CT. In addition to Rev. Youngs and Barnabas, the other original settlers were Wm. Wells Esq., Wm. Hallock, John Tuthill, Richard Terry, Thomas Mapes, Matthias Corwin, Robt. Ackerty, Jacob Corey, John Conklin, Isaac Arnold and John Budd.  Several times he served as a member of the General Court of New Haven and Hartford, under whose jurisdiction Southold came at that time.
    "Jonathan, youngest son of Barnabas Horton, resided with his father and inherited the homestead. He was the 1st Captain of the first company of cavalry ever organized in Suffolk County, L.I., NY and his brother Joshua was 1st Lieutenant of the same company. He and his wife were worthy members of the Southold Church and highly esteemed in all relations which they sustained. For further particulars see Moore's Indexes of Southold", No. 348 page 90." ("The Hortons in America").
    Barnabas Horton's first wife was Anne Smith of Stanton, New Hamptonshire, England. They married in 1622 and after her death, Barnabas then married Mary Langton in 1629 and they had eight children. Barnabas Horton died in 1680, Southold, New York.

An excellent Resource - The Horton family Journal

The Horton Surname Resource Center -   The Primary Goals of this Page:
1. To list all our "cousins" researching this surname.
2. To link to all pages of interest to people researching this surname.
3. To collect all information pertaining to this surname, and the bearers of this surname that might in some way facilitate research of this surname.
4. To present this information on the web so that it can be freely accessed by any of our cousins at any time, from any place.

Additionally please don't miss the Horton section within this site entitled -
From Southold, Ny to Salem, Nc - The Heritage of the Hortons presented by Phin Horton


Horton Lighthouse - Southoild, LI, NY

"The Old House"
Built in 1649 by John Budd at Southold, the house was moved to Cutchogue in 1659 by Joshua Horton for the sum of 20 pounds "Boston Money."


The Will of Barnabas Horton
New York Wills
Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707
P 110-1 of Book

Page 417 --BARNABAS HORTON, Southold. "I Barnabas Horton of Southold, finding many distempers daily growing upon me." Leaves to eldest son Joseph 10 sheep, to what he formerly had as his full portion. To second son Benjamin, 10 sheep, to what he formerly had, as his full portion. To eldest daughter Hannah Trevalle, 10 sheep as her full portion. To Joseph Conckling, son of my daughter, Sarah Conckling, 5 sheep. To my 3d daughter Mary Budd, 5 sheep. To my third son, Caleb 1 horse and 1/2 of all my right in Accabauk to what he hath in possession at Corchaug for his full portion. To my fourth son Joshua, all my house, land, and meadows, orchards, and Commons of pasture which was mine and is now in his possession, and 1/2 of my meadow and upland within the bounds of Accabauk, and all my meadow at Oyster Ponds. To my fifth son Jonathan, all my dwelling house, barn, home lots and meadow and all the rest of the real estate, except that the new house shall be for the use of Mary, my wife, during her life, and she is to have the third bushel of all grain, and he is "to winter and summer for her four cows." To youngest daughter Mercy Youngs 4 cows and bed and bed clothes. Makes wife Mary executor.

         Dated May 10, 1680. Witnesses, Jonas Holdsworth, Richard Benjamin. Proved at Court of Sessions held in Southampton March 4, and confirmed November 18, 1681.
         Inventory. Land and Housing œ200, 7 oxen, œ30, 5 cows, œ12, 16 horse kind, œ24, 90 sheep, œ35. Total amount œ405. Taken by John Corwin, John Carey, Benjamin Youngs.

JUST A NOTE OF INTEREST:  Many of the statements made in Hortons in America are unsubstantiated. Much of the information remains unsubstantiated.   There is no evidence he was on a ship called the Swallow. There is no evidence he was ever in New Haven, Conn. There is no evidence he was in Southold before 1651. (See Edward Hart - Descendants and Allied Families, pp 144-147.) This does not mean the statements are false, just questionable.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:....Horton Family Bibles