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Benjamin Seymour HortonAge: 7918301910

Name
Benjamin Seymour Horton
Given names
Benjamin Seymour
Surname
Horton
Birth July 29, 1830 37 35
Birth of a brotherFrank Richard Horton
1833 (Age 2)
Publication: Washington, D. C. : compiled by order of the Twentieth Continental Congress, 1911.
Citation details: Vol. 81, p. 29. Mrs. Adah Horton Fitchet, DAR ID number 80070
Text:
Frank Richard Horton (1833-1890) and Eliza Daggett, m. 1859
Death of a maternal grandfatherEseck Angell
1836 (Age 5)
Birth of a sisterAchsah Louise Horton
1837 (Age 6)

Publication: Washington, D. C. : compiled by order of the Twentieth Continental Congress, 1911.
Citation details: Mrs. Lucy Hale Bosworth Clyne, DAR ID Number: 78347
Education between 1846 and 1848 (Age 15)
Residence 1850 (Age 19)
Source: 1850 census
Text:
A. Horton. 22. Farmer. M- Cadelia Horton. 21. NY Benjamin Horton. 19. NY
Occupation
lumber business
1851 (Age 20)
Citation details: April 28, 1910
Text:
He then went to Buffalo and engaged in the lumber business and after about four years went to Marine City, Mich., and again resumed the lumber business.
Occupation
lumber business
1856 (Age 25)
Death of a paternal grandmotherLovisa Brown
1857 (Age 26)
MarriageMatilda Louise GrummondView family
1858 (Age 27)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Ada “Molly” Horton
November 30, 1859 (Age 29)
Citation details: Ohio deaths, Mary Ada Quigley
Birth of a daughter
#2
Franc Horton
October 25, 1861 (Age 31)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Eliza G. Horton
October 1863 (Age 33)
Elected
State Representative
1865 (Age 34)
Citation details: April 28, 1910
Text:
In war times he was elected to the Michigan legislature and served his state in the capacity of a legislator.
Death of a motherAdah Angell
March 6, 1867 (Age 36)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Matilda L. “Lil” Horton
1870 (Age 39)
Occupation
architect and lumberman
1870 (Age 39)
Source: 1870 census
Note: drew plans for the Union School, built in the form of a Greek crossfrom designs by Hon. Benjamin S. Horton
Birth of a son
#5
Benjamin Stephen Horton
March 23, 1872 (Age 41)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Alice Achsah Horton
1877 (Age 46)
Residence between 1869 and 1878 (Age 38)
Citation details: April 28, 1910
Text:
In 1869 Mr. Horton moved his family to Detroit, and resided there until 1878, and then moved to Vermilion, where he resided until death.
Occupation
builder of lake piers
about 1878 (Age 47)
Employer: U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers
Publication: www.clevelandmemory.com/Lafayette/engelking.shtml
Citation details: p. 3
Text:
"commissioned with the task of building the Vermilion piers by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and decided to stay."
Misc
Horton family came to Vermilion from Detroit in Stephen B. Grummond's tug.
1878 (Age 47)
Occupation
merchant
1880 (Age 49)
Birth of a son
#7
Charles Alonzo Horton
May 26, 1881 (Age 50)
Note: Name at birth was Alonzo Charles Horton, later changed to Charles Alonzo Horton.
Death of a fatherBenjamin Horton
April 23, 1882 (Age 51)
Marriage of a childDr. Reber Floyd QuigleyMary Ada “Molly” HortonView family
April 26, 1883 (Age 52)
Marriage of a childBurdette Nelson “Burt” ParsonsFranc HortonView family
December 20, 1883 (Age 53)
Occupation
builder
1883 (Age 52)
Note: Built Vermilion Town Hall in 1883. Architects were Terrill and Morris of Columbus, Ohio.
Death of a brotherAlbert Horton
March 22, 1887 (Age 56)
Publication: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912
elected official
mayor
between 1886 and 1887 (Age 55)
Death of a brotherFrank Richard Horton
1890 (Age 59)

Death of a wifeMatilda Louise Grummond
March 17, 1898 (Age 67)
Marriage of a childBenjamin Stephen HortonLaura Mae PetersonView family
1900 (Age 69)

Residence 1900 (Age 69)
Source: 1900 census
Text:
Benjamin S. Horton. Head. July 1831. 68 York state father Mass. mother Vermont landlord Charles A. ". Son. Aug. 1881 17. Ohio father York state mother Michigan sailor
Death of a brotherAlonzo C. Horton
1904 (Age 73)
Residence October 1905 (Age 75)
Citation details: Vol. IX, No. 17, October 5, 1905
Text:
Mr. Horton is reported very ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Franc Parsons.
Death of a sisterAchsah Louise Horton
1906 (Age 75)

Marriage of a childCharles Alonzo HortonAnna Helena BaxtineView family
January 10, 1907 (Age 76)

Citation details: Vol. X, No. 31, Jan. 10, 1907
Text:
Marriage Licenses Charles Alonzo Horton, 25, Vermilion, and Miss Anna Helena Baxtine, 22, Vermilion
Death April 26, 1910 (Age 79)
Burial
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: January 25, 1815Pownal, Vermont
23 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Albert Horton
Birth: 1818 24 23Berkshire Hills, Massachusetts
Death: March 22, 1887Silver Creek, Chautauqua County, NY
3 years
elder brother
7 years
elder brother
2 years
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
Family with Matilda Louise Grummond - View family
wife
 
Marriage: 1858
23 months
daughter
23 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
7 years
daughter
2 years
son
6 years
daughter
4 years
son

Residence1850 census
Text:
A. Horton. 22. Farmer. M- Cadelia Horton. 21. NY Benjamin Horton. 19. NY
OccupationVermilion News
Citation details: April 28, 1910
Text:
He then went to Buffalo and engaged in the lumber business and after about four years went to Marine City, Mich., and again resumed the lumber business.
ElectedVermilion News
Citation details: April 28, 1910
Text:
In war times he was elected to the Michigan legislature and served his state in the capacity of a legislator.
Occupation1870 census
ResidenceVermilion News
Citation details: April 28, 1910
Text:
In 1869 Mr. Horton moved his family to Detroit, and resided there until 1878, and then moved to Vermilion, where he resided until death.
OccupationStory Behind CSU's Lafayette Collection
Publication: www.clevelandmemory.com/Lafayette/engelking.shtml
Citation details: p. 3
Text:
"commissioned with the task of building the Vermilion piers by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and decided to stay."
Residence1900 census
Text:
Benjamin S. Horton. Head. July 1831. 68 York state father Mass. mother Vermont landlord Charles A. ". Son. Aug. 1881 17. Ohio father York state mother Michigan sailor
ResidenceVermilion News
Citation details: Vol. IX, No. 17, October 5, 1905
Text:
Mr. Horton is reported very ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Franc Parsons.
Occupation
drew plans for the Union School, built in the form of a Greek crossfrom designs by Hon. Benjamin S. Horton
Occupation
Built Vermilion Town Hall in 1883. Architects were Terrill and Morris of Columbus, Ohio.
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