Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tombstone Tuesday -- John Horton (1696-1796) in Jones-Hammon Lot in Foster, R.I.

I have collected a number of gravestone photographs from my own camera and from Find A Grave memorials over many years, and thought I would share them one at a time for Tombstone Tuesday.

Here is the gravestone of my 6th great-grandfather, John Horton (1696-1796) in Jones-Hammon Lot in Foster, Rhode Island:

The inscription says:
"John Horton
Born 21 March 
AD 1696
Died January 10
AD 1796"

John Horton died at age 99 years, 9 months and 20 days - just 71 days shy of 100 years old.

The source citation for this gravestone is:

Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 June 2020), memorial page for John Horton (21 Mar 1696–10 Jan 1796), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20723516, citing Jones-Hammon Lot, Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave.

Thank you to Superkentman for creating this Find A Grave memorial and to Janglo for taking the photograph.

John Horton (1696-1796) and Mary Chase (1694-1735) are my 6th great-grandparents.   John Horton was the son of John and Mehitable (Garnsey) Horton of Rehoboth, Mass.  Mary Chase was the daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Follansbee) Chase of Newbury, Mass.  They married in 1719 in Swansea, Mass., and had 5 children, including Nathaniel Horton (1730-1819), my 5th great-grandfather, who married Sarah Pray (1734-1820) in 1753.

A biographical sketch for John Horton is in 
 52 Ancestors - Week 239: #364 John Horton (1696-1796) of Bristol County, Mass. and Providence County, Rhode Island.


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