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The Horton family of Long Island
Descendants of William
Barnabas Horton was born about 1600
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:
MA. "He emigrated to America in the ship 'The Swallow', Captain
Horton, master and owner, in 1635 to 1638, landed at Hampton,
where he owned a plot of ground. Joseph Horton also came
New World and died in Springfield, Massachusettes in 1640. He
New Haven, 1640, with
his wife, Mary, and two children, Joseph and Benjamin. He
permanently on the east end of Long Island, now Southold,
County, NY in October, 1640." ("The Hortons in America").
Barnabas and his wife and two children were in New Haven,
along with the Rev. John Youngs, William
Welles, Peter Hollock, John Tuthill, Richard Terry, Thomas
Corwin, Robert Ackerly, Jacob Corey, John Conklin, Isaac Arnold
Budd. There, on the 21st day of October, 1640, they formed a
Church and sailed for the east end of Long Island, now
all been members of Purtian Churches in England. (Monograph of
Movement) These were the first to settle the east end of Long
one of the 13 founding members of Southold, Long Island. "In
small band of Puritans who just a few years before had crossed
theAtlantic from many parts of England in search of religious
and a better life, became dissatisfied with conditions in New
and secured for themselves a
parcel of land across the waters of the Sound on which to
church. Led by their pastor, the Rev. John Youngs, this group of
with their families gathered up their cattle and a few
out by sloop or oared barge from New Haven. They crossed Long
sailed up Peconic Bay and came ashore at Founder's Landing, and
what is today the Village of Southold, established the first
settlement in New York State." (From the website - The History of
the only one of the first settlers who had not followed Rev.
from England. He may have met up with their party in New Haven,
addition to Rev. Youngs and Barnabas, the other original
Wm. Wells Esq., Wm. Hallock, John Tuthill, Richard Terry, Thomas
Matthias Corwin, Robt. Ackerty, Jacob Corey, John Conklin, Isaac
and John Budd. Several times he served as a member of the
Court of New Haven and Hartford, under whose jurisdiction
at that time.
youngest son of Barnabas Horton, resided with his father and
the homestead. He was the 1st Captain of the first company of
ever organized in
Suffolk County, L.I., NY and his brother Joshua was 1st
same company. He and his wife were worthy members of the
and highly esteemed in all relations which they sustained. For
see Moore's Indexes of Southold", No. 348 page 90." ("The
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,
Search of Barnabas Horton, From English
Baker to LI Proprietor Book
An excellent Resource - The
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cousins at any time, from any place.
don't miss the Horton section within this site entitled -
Ny to Salem, Nc - The Heritage of the Hortons
presented by Phin
Southoild, LI, NY
"The Old House"
1649 by John Budd at Southold, the house was
Cutchogue in 1659 by Joshua Horton for the sum of
20 pounds "Boston Money."
of Barnabas Horton
New York Wills
Abstracts of Wills Vol I
P 110-1 of Book
Page 417 --BARNABAS HORTON, Southold.
"I Barnabas Horton of Southold, finding many distempers daily
me." Leaves to eldest son Joseph 10 sheep, to what he formerly
full portion. To second son Benjamin, 10 sheep, to what he
had, as his full portion. To eldest daughter Hannah Trevalle, 10
full portion. To Joseph Conckling, son of my daughter, Sarah
sheep. To my 3d daughter Mary Budd, 5 sheep. To my third son,
and 1/2 of all my right in Accabauk to what he hath in
Corchaug for his full portion. To my fourth son Joshua, all my
land, and meadows, orchards, and Commons of pasture which was
is now in his possession, and 1/2 of my meadow and upland within
bounds of Accabauk, and all my meadow at Oyster Ponds. To my
Jonathan, all my dwelling house,
barn, home lots and meadow and all the rest of the real estate,
the new house shall be for the use of Mary, my wife, during her
she is to have the third bushel of all grain, and he is "to
summer for her four cows." To youngest daughter Mercy Youngs 4
bed clothes. Makes wife Mary executor.
10, 1680. Witnesses, Jonas Holdsworth, Richard Benjamin. Proved
Court of Sessions held in Southampton March 4, and confirmed
November 18, 1681.
and Housing œ200, 7 oxen, œ30, 5 cows, œ12, 16 horse
kind, œ24, 90 sheep, œ35. Total amount œ405. Taken by John
Carey, Benjamin Youngs.
JUST A NOTE OF INTEREST: Many of the
made in Hortons in America are unsubstantiated. Much of the
remains unsubstantiated. There is no evidence he was
ship called the Swallow. There is no evidence he was ever in
New Haven, Conn. There is no evidence he was in Southold before
Edward Hart - Descendants and Allied Families, pp 144-147.) This
mean the statements are false, just questionable.