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Captain John William HORTON

Male 1822 - 1904  (81 years)


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  • Name John William HORTON  [1
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 20 Dec 1822  Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried May 1904  Murray River Pioneer Cemetery, Murray River, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Address:
    Murray River
    Murray River, KIngs, P.E.I. 
    • Memorial inscription: In memory of Capt. John W. HORTON, born Dec. 20, 1822, died May 11, 1904. Buried with his wife and daughter, Adelia.
    Died 11 May 1904  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • At his home at Gladstone, May 11th, Capt. John W. HORTON, aged 81 years, 4 months, 14 days. Deceased was a native of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, and settled in P.E. Island in 1852. He leaves a widow, 5 daughters, 3 sons, 14 grandchildren and a large circle of friends to mourn.
    Notes 
    • Appears in Ships & Seafarers of Atlantic Canada as shareholder in vessel "Collison" with David BEARS Sr., his sons James Whitman BEARS and Isaac Alfred BEARS. Vessel built 1852 at Canso, 59 feet, 42 tons gross; registration closed when sold in Halifax in 1853.

      Appears in "Ships & Seafarers of Atlantic Canada" CD-ROM as builder and a partner in vessel "Bessie S. Keefer" with his sons William A. HORTON and Daniel (David) A. HORTON. Bessie S. Keefer built Murray Harbour 1890, two masted schooner, 79 tons gross; wrecked at Little Harbour 1921.

      Appears as builder and partner as above in vessel "Neil Dow", built Murray River 1878. This schooner of 58 feet and 48 G. tons wrecked at Richibucto in 1910 when owned by Mr. Irvine of P.E.I. [1]
    Person ID I773  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2011 

    Father Alexander HORTON,   b. Abt 1788, Upper Musquodoboit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1859, Wallace, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Mary MYERS,   b. 12 Dec 1795, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1825, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1817  Guysborough, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F417  Group Sheet

    Family Mercy Caroline BEARS,   b. 27 Nov 1825, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1918, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1850  Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Address 1881  Lot 64, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Adelia Experience HORTON,   b. 30 Oct 1850, Canso, Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1912, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. David Albert HORTON,   b. 26 Jan 1853, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1933, Lower Montague, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Capt. William Alexander HORTON,   b. 7 Aug 1854, Gladstone, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1939, Bridgetown, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Dorcas Mary HORTON,   b. 19 Nov 1856, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Hannah Elizabeth HORTON,   b. 23 Oct 1858, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. Abraham Whitman HORTON,   b. 14 Dec 1862, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1864, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Adeline Olive HORTON,   b. 6 Oct 1866, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Grace City, Foster, North Dakota, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Isabella Maria HORTON,   b. 26 Oct 1867, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Henrietta Jane HORTON,   b. 3 Sep 1869, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1869, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Mercy Caroline HORTON,   b. 3 Sep 1869, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1871, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     11. John Artemas HORTON,   b. 19 Oct 1870, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. George Whitfield HORTON,   b. 22 Jul 1872, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1875, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    HORTON
    HORTON

    In
    Memory
    of
    CAPT. JOHN W. HORTON
    Born
    Dec 20, 1822
    Died
    May 11, 1904

    MERCY CAROLINE HORTON
    His wife
    Born Nov 27, 1825
    Died Feb 13, 1918


  • Sources 
    1. [S61] BROOKS Family History, Doug Stobbs, (2002).

    2. [S216] Cemetery Transcripts.

    3. [S209] Photograph.

    4. [S217] Newspaper.

    5. [S676] Personal communication.

    6. [S135] Census of Canada, 1881, (4 April 1881).


  

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