About Barnabas Horton
Barnabas Horton b. July 13, 1600 Mowsley, Leicestershire, England. D. July 13 1680, Southold, Suffolk, New York. Buried in the Old Burying Ground, First Presbyterian Church.
Married #1 Anne Smith, b. abt 1602, d. abt 1630
Children: Joseph (1625 - 1696) m. Jane Budd; Benjamin (1627-1690) m1. Anna Budd, m2. Mary Hampton; Anne (1629 - ?)
Married #2 abt 1631 in England Mary Langton b. abt 1611 England, d. aft 1698
Children: Hannah (1632 – 1698) m1. Thomas Hildreth, m2. Jonas Bower, m3. Thomas Trevelly; Sarah (1634 - ?) m1 William Salmon, m2. John Conklin; Mary (1635 – aft.1684) m. John Budd; Caleb (1640 - 1702) m1. Unknown, m2. Esther unknown; Joshua (1643 – 1729) m. Mary Wheeler; Jonathan (1647 – 1706) m. Bethiah Wells; Mercy (c. 1650 – aft 1698) m1. John Youngs, m2. Christopher Youngs
-------------------- He came over in the ship "Swallow," between 1633 and '38, and landed at Hampton. Mass. In 1640, he came to New Haven, Conn., and on the 21st day of October, 1640, assisted by the venerable Rev. John Davenport and Gov. Eaton, organized themselves into a Congregational Church and sallied to the east end of Long Island, now Southold. They had all been members of Puritan churches in England. He built the first frame dwelling house ever erected on the east of Long Island, and that house, in 1876, was still standing and occupied. He died at Southold, on the 13th day of July, 1680, aged eighty years. This Barnabas Horton is known in the history of the Horton family as "Barnabas, the old Puritan. " He was a man of sincere piety, and a warm advocate of civil and religious freedom.
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Barnabas Horton was a younger son of Joseph Horton. He came to America about 1635. He had already been married to Anne Smith who had died in England. Then he married Mary Langton who came to this vast new country with him. By his first wife Barnabas had three children who also came to America with him. His second wife had seven children, some of whom were born in America.
Barnabas lived in Massachusetts for a while and then went to Long Island where he was one of the earliest settlers of Southold--on the tip of Long Island. The site of Barnabas Horton's house in Southold is marked with a historical marker.
- "GATHER THE CHILDREN."
- HORTON GENEALOGY; OR CHRONICLES OF TIIK
- Descendants of Barnabas Horton,
- OF SOUTHOLD, L.I., 1640.
- COMPILED BY GEO. F. HORTON, M.D.
- PUBLISHED BY THE HOME CIRCLE PUBLISHING CO. 1876.
- PREFACE— INTRODUCTION.
We give Barnabas Horton as the Preface and Introduction to this little volume of Chronicles. He was probably the son of Joseph Horton, of Leicestershire, England, and born in the little hamlet of Mousely of that shire. Of his history before he came to America very little is known. He came over in the ship "Swallow" in 1633-38. He landed at Hampton, Mass. How long he remained at Hampton is not known. But in 1640 we find him with his wife and two children in New Haven, Conn., in company with the Rev. John Youngs, William Welles, Esq., Peter Hallock, John Tuthill, Richard Terry, Thomas Mapes, Matthias Corwin, Robert Ackerly, Jacob Corey, John Conklin, Isaac Arnold, and John Budd, and on the 21st day of Oct., 1640, assisted by the venerable Rev. John Davenport and Gov. Eaton, they organized themselves into a Congregational Church, and sailed to the east end of Long Island, now Southold. They had all been members of Puritan churches in England, and all had families with them except Peter Hallock. They doubtless had been on the island previous to this time and looked out their homes. On nearing the shore they cast lots to decide who should first set foot on the land. The lot fell on Peter Hallock, and the place where he stepped upon the land has ever since been known as Hallock' s Landing.
On coming ashore, they all knelt down and engaged in prayer, Peter Hallock leading, as had been determined by the lot. These were the first persons of any civilized nation that had ever attempted to settle on the east end of Long Island. See Griffith s Journal.
Barnabas Horton was a man of deep-toned piety, and a warm advocate of civil and religious freedom. He was one of the most prominent and influential men of Southold. He was for many years a magistrate, and several times a member of the General Court at New Haven and Harford. He built the first framed dwelling-house ever erected on the east of Long Island, and that house is still (1875) standing and occupied. It is a shingle-house, that is, shingles are used for weather-boards, and the sides have never been reshingled, and the roof but once, according to the statement of Jonathan Goldsmith Horton, the last Horton occupant of the old house.
VI Preface. — Introduction.
It is said that Barnabas Horton I. was large in stature, and of a ruddy complexion, and of fine social qualities.
His tombstone is of English blue marble, five feet long and about three feet wide. It is placed horizontally over the grave. The stone was re-lettered about fifty or sixty years ago by Jonathan G. Horton. It is elevated about eighteen inches from the ground, on a good stone base. The original base was of brick, but it had all crumbled down many years ago. The present base was put under the stone at the time it was re-lettered by Jonathan G. Horton.
The inscription surrounds the border of the stone, and reads as follows :
" Here lieth buried the body of Mr. Barnabas Horton, who was born at Mousely, Leicestershire, Old England, and died at Southold, on the 13th day of July, 1680, aged 80 years."
In the centre of the stone we find the Epitaph, as follows :
- " Here lies my body tombed in dust
- 'Till Christ shall come to raise it with the just;
- My soul ascended to the throne of God,
- Where with sweet Jesus now I make abode :
- Then hasten after me, my dearest wife,
- To be partaker of this blessed life ;
- And you, dear children, all follow the Lord,
- Hear and obey His public 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 this blessed place He will you call."
Heb. xi : 4, — " He being dead, yet speaketh."
It is said that this epitaph was written by himself, and that it, together with the inscription, date of his death excepted, was all put upon the stone before he died. He was the only one of the original thirteen who brought his tombstone with him, and this fact seems to indicate a commendable desire to see that his name and memory should not perish from the earth.
1635 immigrated to American on the ship Swallow with wife Mary and first two children. Landed at Hampton, Mass, moved to New Haven in 1640. He and 12 others formed first Congregational Church and sailed to Long Island. Built first frame house ever on East Long Island.
- Name: Barnabas HORTON 1
- Sex: M
- Change Date: 07 MAR 2007
- Birth: 13 JUL 1600 in Mowsley, Leicestershire, 1
- Death: 1680 in Southold, Suffolk, NY 1
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- Marriage 1 Mary LANGTON b: ABT 1611
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- 1. Has Children Caleb HORTON b: ABT 1640 in Southold, Suffolk, NY
- Marriage 2 Abigail HALLOCK
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- Tuthill family of Tharston, Norfolk County, England and Southold, Suffolk County, New York; also written Totyl, Totehill, Tothill, Tuttle, etc (1898)
- 5. Henry Tuthill (John, Henry, Henry), of Southold, b. 1 May 1665; d. 4 Jan., 1750; m. before 1690, Bethia HORTON (Capt. Jonathan, BARNABUS), b. at 1674; d. 16 Mary, 1744. Henry was Justice of the Peace, and owned land in the Towns of Southold and Brookhaven. The subject of the marriage date of Henry and Bethia is discussed in Keith's Ancestry of Benjamin Harrison. The daughter Rebecca attributed to Henry, in Moore's Indexes of Southold Genealogies, is doubtless only an error of type, as Henry's will (Lib. 17, p. 118, N. Y. City Wills) cited as authority, does not contain the word Rebecca. Issue, all of Southold Town:
- 6. Daniel Tuthill (John, Henry, Henry), of Southold, b. 23 Jan., 1679, d. 7 Dec. 1762; m. in 1705 Mehitable HORTON (Capt. Jonathan, BARNABAS), b. 17 Feb., 1679, d. 7 Sep., 1757, widow of Peter Bradley. Daniel was a Deacon at Southold. Letters of administration on his estate were issued in 1763 to his sons, Daniel Tuthill, Jr., and Nathaniel. Issue, all of Southold:
-------------------- He was a property owner in Southold, Long Island in 1651. He was a town deputy between 1654 and 1661. He was a pilgrim, and with 12 other pilgrims he sailed from England, and landed first in Massachusetts. They moved to Southold, Long Island in 1640.
BARNABAS HORTON born 13 Jun 1600 in Mowsley, Leicestershire, England, died 1680 in Southold,Long Island, NY. Barnabas was a Puritan and decided to follow after Reverend Youngs when he,with some of his congregation, William Wells,Esq., Wm. Hallock, John Tuthill, Richard Terry, Thomas Mapes, Matthias Corwin, Robt. Ackerty, Jacob Corey, John Conklin, Isaac Arnold, John Budd and moved to America. Barnabas and his family wasn't long in joining them. They left in about 1635 aboard the ship "Swallow" and landed at Hampden, Massachussetts. In 1640, Barnabas, his wife, Mary, and two sons and daughter, Joseph, Benjamin and Ann left for New Haven,CT. On the 21st day of Oct 1640, assisted by Reverend John Davenport and Gov. Eaton, they organized themselves into a Congregational Church and sailed to the east end of Long Island, now Southold. They crossed Long Island Sound, sailed up Peconic Bay and came ashore at Founder's Landing. Barnabas died on the 13th day of July, 1680, aged eighty years. He was known as 'Barnabas, The Old Puritan." Barnabas married first in England, Ann Stanton Smith in about 1622. She died within a few years. They had sons:
Barnabas Horton's Timeline
July 13, 1600
Mowsley, Leicestershire, England
Cutchogue, Long Island (Present Suffolk County), Province of New York
Mowsley, Leicestershire, , England
September 16, 1627
Mowsley, Leicestershire, England
October 4, 1629
Southold, Long Island, New York
Southold, Long Island (Present Suffolk County), New Netherlands (Present New York)
Southold, Long Island, New York