Barnabas Horton

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Barnabas Horton, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born about 1600.1 He died at Southold, Suffolk Co., New York, 13 July 1680,2,3 and was buried at the Burying Ground of First Presbyterian Church, Southold, Suffolk Co., New York.2

Barnabas married (1) Ann Smith, whose parents are unknown (or not traced), at Leicestershire, England, February 1621/22;4,5 he married (2) Mary Langton, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), say 1624.4,6,5

His stone has been reinscribed. The main inscription reads:
"HERE SLEPES MY BODY TOMBED IN ITS DUST
TILL CHRIST SHALL COME & RAISE IT WITH THE JUST.
MY SOUL'S ASSENDED TO THE THRONE OF GOD
WHERE WITH SWEET JESUS NOW I MAKE ABOAD.
THEN HASTEN AFTER ME MY DEAREST WIFE
TO BE PERTAKER OF THIS BLESSED LIFE.
AND YOU DEAR CHILDREN ALL FOLLOW THE LORD.
HEAR AND OBEY HIS SACRED WORD
AND IN YOUR HOUSES CALL UPON HIS NAME
FOR OFT I HAVE ADVISED YOU TO THE SAME.
THEN GOD WILL BLESS YOU WITH YOUR CHILDREN ALL
AND TO HIS BLESSED PLACE HE WILL YOU CALL.

HEB. H & Y; 4: HE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH."

Around the outside edge of the stone is inscribed:
"HERE LYETH BURIED THE BODY OF BARNABAS HORTON BORN AT MOUSELY IN LESER=SHIRE IN OLD ENGLAND & DYED AT SOUTH=HOLD THE 13 DAY OF JULY 1680 AGED 80 YEARS."

Below the Barnabas' epitaph was added:
"Also at his feet lie the remains of his yougest son
JONATHAN HORTON
The First Captain of Cavalry
in the County of Suffolk
He died Feb. 23, AD 1707, AE 60.3,2

Barnabas Horton left a will dated 10 May 1680 and proved at the Court of Sessions at Southampton, 2 March 1680/1 (paragraphing added for clarity):
I Barnabas Horthon of SouthHold in the East Riding of Yorkshire upon LongIsland Calling to Remembrance the uncertainty of this Temporall Life; And finding sundry Distempers dayly - growing upon me Doe now make this my Last Will & Testamt And thereby Dispose of my Earthly Estate in maner ffolowing -

And first of all I give unto my Eldest Sone Joseph Horton Ten Sheepe Kind to what he formerly had for his full Porcon,

also I give unto Benja: Horton my Second Sone ten Sheep kinde, to what he had formerly for the full porcon,

also I give to my Eldest Daughter Hannah Trevally Ten Sheepe kinde as her -full Porcon,

also I give to my Daughter Sarah Concliynes Sone vizt. Joseph Conclyne five Sheepe kind for her full Porcon

also I give unto my third Daughter Mary Budd five Sheepe as her full Portion,

also I give & bequeath to Caleb Horton my third Sone One Horse kinde and the one halfe of all my Right in Accobauge after my wifes decease to what he had in Possession at Cochauge for his full Portion

also I give to Joshua Horton my fourth Sone all the House, Lands, Meadows, Orchard, and Common of Pasture wch was mine & now in his Possession and the one halfe of all my Meadows and Upland within the Bounds of Accobauge and all my meadow at Oyster Ponds - and one Horse kinde for his Porcon

also I give and bequeath to my Youngest Son Jonathan Horton all my dwelling Houses Barne, hout housing, Home-Lotts, Areable-Lands, Meadows - Allottmts & wtsoever else of Right belongs to my possession which is neither before nor after in this my Last Will and Testamt bequeathed or disposed of with this provise and Exception that the New House Remaine Soley to my wife for her use during her Life also that she have the use of the Barne and OutHouseing as need shall require, also that she have the third Bushell of all that grain wch ariseth & Groweth yearly upon my Lands paid her by my Sone Jonathan and also that he Winter & Sumer her foure Cowes Constantly but the Increase shall be his,

And further I give unto my Sone Jonathan two Bullocks,

also I give & bequeath unto my Youngest Daughter Mercy Youngs three Cowes & one Heifer But if there be not soe many left undisposed of Then she have the worth of those that shall be found wanting paid to her in some other good pay that shall be Equivalent to them, also a ffeather Bed with Bolster & Pillows one Coverlid two Blanketts and foure paire of Sheeets and also one great Brass Ketle, one Iron pott & foure pewter Disshes,

ffinally I give unto my well beloved Wife Mary Haorton all the rest of my Estate undisposed off,

and doe make and ordaine her Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testamt for the full Confirmacion whereof I the abovesd Barnabas Horton doe hereunto sett my Hand and Seale the day and yeare first above written.
Signed & sealed in prsence
of us Jonas Houldsworth Barnabas Horton
Richard RB Benjamin
     his marke

It is to be understood that my Sone Jonathan possess & improve the one halfe of all my Right with in the Bounds of Occabauke during the time of my Wifes Naturall Life, but at her death it is to be come my Sone Calebs for him to Enjoy Everafter.1

Family 1

Ann Smith

Family 2

Mary Langton d. aft. 1680
Children
  • Joseph Horton1 b. say 1625, d. aft. 1680
  • Benjamin Horton1 b. 16 Sep 1627, d. aft. 1680
  • Anne Horton4 b. 4 Oct 1629
  • Hannah Horton1 b. say 1631, d. aft. 1680
  • Sarah Horton1 b. say 1633, d. aft. 1680
  • Mary Horton+1 b. say 1635, d. aft. 1680
  • Caleb Horton1 b. say 1637, d. aft. 1680
  • Jonathan Horton1 b. say 1639, d. aft. 1680
  • Mercy Horton1 b. say 1641, d. aft. 1680

Citations

  1. [S973] Thomas W. Cooper, The Records of the Court of Sessions of Suffolk County in the Province of New York 1670-1688 (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993), 100-102, further cited as Cooper, Sessions Court of Suffolk County.
  2. [S1546] Nikita Barlow, Find A Grave memorial #8265754, added 11 Jan 2004, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed Dec 2012, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S1801] Lily Wright Budd, John Budd 1599-1670 and Some of His Descendants: A Historical Journey Through Four Centuries **** To Fifteen Generations (Franktown, Colorado: s.p., 1992), 533, further cited as Budd, John Budd.
  4. [S1807] John T. Horton, "Documentary Evidence of the Life and Labors of Barnabas Horton," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 102 (April 1971): 69-77, at 70, further cited as Horton, "Life and Labors of Barnabas Horton."
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 790, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011). Torrey notes a "fake record."
  6. [S1330] Estimated from probable first childs birth (1625).