James Horton (1741 - 1833)

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About James Horton

Lieutenant James Horton was born July 10, 1741,

died in Rehoboth, Mass., August 10, 1833. In March,

1776, he was commissioned a first lieutenant in Captain

Stephen Bullock's Sixth company. Colonel Thomas

Carpenter's first Bristol regiment of Massachusetts

militia. He was later first lieutenant in Captain Sim-

con Crary's regiment, General John Fellow's brigade,

and was in the list of men stationed in New York for

five months, taking part in the evacuation of New

York and the battle of White Plains. After that battle

he was transferred to Captain Hix's company. Colonel

John Daggett's regiment. Lieutenant Horton was in

command of a company in Colonel Thomas Carpen-

ter's regiment for eight days, August 1, 1780, to August

8, 1780, when the company marched to Tiverton, R. I.,

on an alarm. He was a very vigorous, active man,

and lived to the age of ninety-two years. He was first

buried in a neglected cemetery in Rehoboth, but later,

through the efforts and at the expense of his great-

great-grandsons, Everett S. Horton, of Attleboro, and

Horace F. Horton, of this record, his remains and

those of his son, Cromwell, were taken up and moved

to the cemetery at Rchoboth Center. Lieutenant James

Horton tnarried Freelove Pierce, born November 8,

1JA2. died February 13, 1S09. They were the parents of

eight children, this branch descending from Crom-

well Horton, the fifth child.

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