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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,
Corwin, Robert Ackerly, Jacob Corey, John Conklin, Isaac Arnold and
Budd. There, on the 21st day of October, 1640, they formed a
Church and sailed for the east end of Long Island, now Shouthold. They
all been members of Purtian Churches in England. (Monograph of the
Movement) These were the first to settle the east end of Long Island.
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
church. Led by their pastor, the Rev. John Youngs, this group of 13
with their families gathered up their cattle and a few possessions and
out by sloop or oared barge from New Haven. They crossed Long Island
sailed up Peconic Bay and came ashore at Founder's Landing, and there,
what is today the Village of Southold, established the first permanent
settlement in New York State." (From the website - The History of Greenport)
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.
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
same company. He and his wife were worthy members of the Southold
and highly esteemed in all relations which they sustained. For further
see Moore's Indexes of Southold", No. 348 page 90." ("The Hortons in
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,
An excellent Resource - The Horton
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.
don't miss the Horton section within this site entitled -
Ny to Salem, Nc - The Heritage of the Hortons presented by Phin Horton
Horton Lighthouse -
Southoild, LI, NY
"The Old House"
1649 by John Budd at Southold, the house was moved
Cutchogue in 1659 by Joshua Horton for the sum of 20 pounds
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
me." Leaves to eldest son Joseph 10 sheep, to what he formerly had as
full portion. To second son Benjamin, 10 sheep, to what he formerly
had, as his full portion. To eldest daughter Hannah Trevalle, 10 sheep
full portion. To Joseph Conckling, son of my daughter, Sarah Conckling,
sheep. To my 3d daughter Mary Budd, 5 sheep. To my third son, Caleb 1
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
the new house shall be for the use of Mary, my wife, during her life,
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 clothes. Makes wife Mary executor.
10, 1680. Witnesses, Jonas Holdsworth, Richard Benjamin. Proved at
Court of Sessions held in Southampton March 4, and confirmed November 18, 1681.
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.
Edward Hart - Descendants and Allied Families, pp 144-147.) This does
mean the statements are false, just questionable.