Saturday, November 26, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- My Thanksgiving Day

  It's Saturday Night - 

Time For More Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

A)  We all need to document some of the special moments in our lives so we can recall them, or our descendants can learn more about us.  Today's question is "What was your Thanksgiving Day like this year?"

B)  Please share it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.

Here's mine:

Thanksgiving 2022 started out with struggling to figure out the Wordle puzzle at 5:30 a.m.  It took me six tries to get FEAST.  Duh.  Read my email and blogs, wrote the Happy Thanksgiving post, had breakfast, and dozed in the recliner.

Our daughter Tami and our two granddaughters arrived just after 9 a.m. to celebrate with me.  First, we visited Linda at the memory care facility, both in the Uno room and in Linda's room.  It's always great to see all of them - the girls are 17 and 14 now.  Here's a photo of all of us in the hallway outside of Linda's room:

Then they took me to the Black Angus restaurant in Chula Vista for an 11:30 a.m. Thanksgiving dinner.  I had lots of turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes, and broccoli.  They dropped me off at home, and left for their home at about 1:15 p.m.  I dozed in the recliner for an hour.

Our former neighbors (they moved away in about 1985), Rick and Pat, had invited me to their family Thanksgiving dinner at the home of one of their three daughters (I hadn't seen the girls since about 1990), and I got there at 3 p.m.  The traditional food was served, but I just had a dinner roll and a slice of ham because I was still full from lunch.  Their daughters are about the ages of my own daughters, and they have children.  It was wonderful to catch up on their lives, and I fear I bored them with my stories about Linda's fall and my heart problems.  One of the spouses is interested in genealogy and they wanted to read my blog.  We watched the sun go down in the back yard, talked about memories living on our street and playing softball.  We had pumpkin pie with cool whip  (yum) at about 5:30 p.m.  I left at 6 p.m.

At home, I read the newspaper while watching sport highlights, had a bowl of apple sauce, then worked on the 52 Ancestors post for Friday morning.  Daughter Lori called about the plans for Linda's 80th birthday next week.  Checked my email and read my blogs (many since my morning check), and read my James Patterson novel until bedtime at 9:45 p.m. 

There were no earthshaking or exciting moments.  The day was fun because I got to see real people that I cherish in person and share with them.   But I survived another day.  Life goes on in the slow lane here in the genealogy cave.   


Copyright (c) 2022, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 19 to 25 November 2022

I am keeping track of the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch ( every week.

As of 25 November 2022, there are 3,165 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 1 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Added   ---

*  Switzerland, Ticino, Census, 1808       (; 12,475 indexed records with 12,475 record images, ADDED 16-Nov-2022

--- Collections Updated ---

Argentina, Catamarca, Catholic Church Records, 1724-1971        (; 127,792 indexed records with 102,718 record images (was 126,751 records with 102,718 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 (; 79,273 indexed records with 79,045 record images (was 78,296 records with 78,069 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (; 424,794 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 421,726 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Argentina, San Juan, Catholic Church Records, 1655-1975 (; 165,856 indexed records with 83,087 record images (was 163,201 records with 83,087 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (; 9,192,190 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 9,190,049 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022

Brazil, Cemetery Records, 1850-2021     (; 927,513 indexed records with 150,972 record images (was 927,273 records with 150,972 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Brazil, Maranhão, Catholic Church Records, 1673-1962    (; 242,772 indexed records with 41,812 record images (was 235,579 records with 41,812 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 807,615 indexed records with 337,205 record images (was 805,279 records with 336,330 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (; 2,608,564 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,601,133 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Brazil, Pará, Civil Registration, 1815-1995     (; 26,401 indexed records with 8,650 record images (was 19,648 records with 5,190 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Catholic Church Records, 1738-1952   (; 771,688 indexed records with 184,012 record images (was 759,198 records with 184,012 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2022
Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006        (; 1,604,419 indexed records with 820,315 record images (was 1,601,655 records with 818,948 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Civil Registration, 1829-2012   (; 6,640,256 indexed records with 5,100,470 record images (was 6,638,413 records with 5,100,470 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 617,186 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 615,113 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Brazil, São Paulo, Catholic Church Records, 1640-2012   (; 5,911,787 indexed records with 1,610,067 record images (was 5,873,680 records with 1,610,067 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2022

California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (; 6,494,863 indexed records with 2,841,076 record images (was 6,494,237 records with 2,841,076 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015       (; 7,366,342 indexed records with 913,453 record images (was 7,357,289 records with 912,227 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932    (; 4,596,345 indexed records with 1,623,199 record images (was 4,595,542 records with 1,623,199 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (; 25,536,315 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 25,478,898 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (; 4,065,701 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 3,993,574 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022

Costa Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-1975       (; 6,110,887 indexed records with 404,718 record images (was 6,093,547 records with 404,718 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994        (; 2,984,140 indexed records with 1,421,761 record images (was 2,984,129 records with 1,421,761 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2022
Dominican Republic, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1975  (; 2,261,331 indexed records with 238,265 record images (was 2,261,239 records with 238,265 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2022
Ecuador, Catholic Church Records, 1565-2011     (; 6,010,178 indexed records with 1,454,787 record images (was 6,008,315 records with 1,454,787 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (; 2,248,162 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 2,241,921 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022

Find A Grave Index      (; 222,040,402 indexed records with 222,040,402 record images (was 220,916,085 records with 220,916,085 images), UPDATED 23-Nov-2022
Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920  (; 79,828 indexed records with 1,493 record images (was 70,990 records with 1,169 images), UPDATED 21-Nov-2022
France, Indre, Parish and Civil Registration, 1564-1905 (; 2,790,408 indexed records with 837,437 record images (was 484,510 records with 152,781 images), UPDATED 21-Nov-2022
France, Savoie, Parish and Civil Registration, 1500-1927        (; 7,062,767 indexed records with 1,453,914 record images (was 6,693,637 records with 1,370,190 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (; 1,042,863 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 1,042,673 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022

Guatemala, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1977   (; 6,175,815 indexed records with 1,160,338 record images (was 6,096,908 records with 1,160,338 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2022
Guatemala, El Progreso, Civil Registration, 1877-1994   (; 239,767 indexed records with 103,502 record images (was 239,654 records with 103,502 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Guatemala, Quiché, Civil Registration, 1877-1994        (; 1,049,368 indexed records with 70,397 record images (was 1,047,879 records with 70,397 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 (; 537,630 indexed records with 337,976 record images (was 537,553 records with 337,976 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2022
Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900   (; 1,341,780 indexed records with 45,577 record images (was 1,288,114 records with 37,658 images), UPDATED 23-Nov-2022

Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929      (; 9,809 indexed records with 1,759,182 record images (was 8,833 records with 1,759,182 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2022
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942       (; 10,826 indexed records with 3,474 record images (was 9,157 records with 2,908 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Italy, Treviso, Treviso, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1871-1941      (; 56 indexed records with 427,232 record images (was 0 records with 427,232 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915      (; 62,527 indexed records with 108,296 record images (was 695,058 records with 108,296 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2022
Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920    (; 6,542,272 indexed records with 742,594 record images (was 6,186,595 records with 742,594 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2022

Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (; 7,890,685 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 7,827,996 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (; 2,918,812 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 2,892,717 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Nicaragua Civil Registration, 1809-2013 (; 2,568,853 indexed records with 2,591,542 record images (was 2,567,702 records with 2,591,542 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (; 820,390 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 820,308 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Norway, Oslo, Census, 1912      (; 10,624 indexed records with 2,378 record images (was 6,552 records with 1,456 images), UPDATED 21-Nov-2022

Palau, Church Records, 1921-1940        (; 2,370 indexed records with 219 record images (was 2,249 records with 206 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2022
Panama, Catholic Church Records, 1707-1973      (; 938,512 indexed records with 240,799 record images (was 938,508 records with 240,799 images), UPDATED 20-Nov-2022
Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (; 21,872,247 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,853,408 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Peru, Cemetery Records, 1912-2013       (; 203,832 indexed records with 6,257 record images (was 200,994 records with 6,139 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2022
Peru, Huánuco, Catholic Church Records, 1660-2020       (; 54,217 indexed records with 29,736 record images (was 53,562 records with 29,437 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022

Peru, Pasco, Civil Registration, 1931-1996      (; 125,694 indexed records with 125,355 record images (was 125,686 records with 125,347 images), UPDATED 21-Nov-2022
Philippines, Catholic Church Records, 1615-1985 (; 6,230,741 indexed records with 2,258,645 record images (was 6,225,392 records with 2,254,928 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2022
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911   (; 2,022,959 indexed records with 490,922 record images (was 2,022,881 records with 490,922 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2022
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949     (; 2,524,498 indexed records with 1,207,157 record images (was 2,523,418 records with 1,207,157 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (; 1,072,219 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 1,072,002 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 24-Nov-2022

Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989     (; 2,285,228 indexed records with 1,034,661 record images (was 2,274,629 records with 1,034,661 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2022
Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912     (; 971,617 indexed records with 702,397 record images (was 969,719 records with 702,397 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2022
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (; 3,322,560 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,321,056 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 2,213,766 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 2,213,750 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 21-Nov-2022
Spain, Catholic Church Records, 1307-1985       (; 18,556,349 indexed records with 3,008,340 record images (was 18,526,917 records with 3,008,340 images), UPDATED 19-Nov-2022

Texas, Grimes County, Deed Records, 1869-1917   (; 9,499 indexed records with 9,249 record images (was 5,821 records with 5,619 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2022
Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (; Index only (509,917 records), no images (was 504,709 records with 0 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (; 974,569 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 974,135 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020   (; 20,527 indexed records with 11,836 record images (was 19,134 records with 10,784 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Venezuela, Catholic Church Records, 1577-1995   (; 20,447,310 indexed records with 1,899,876 record images (was 20,445,782 records with 1,899,876 images), UPDATED 18-Nov-2022

Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901      (; 1,319,451 indexed records with 72,307 record images (was 1,220,355 records with 67,218 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022
Zimbabwe, Archdiocese of Harare, Church Records, 1897-2021      (; 247,159 indexed records with 29,950 record images (was 184,083 records with 22,371 images), UPDATED 25-Nov-2022

--- Collections with new images ---

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 307,298 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 302,413 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
New York, Church Records, 1660-1954     (; 127,105 indexed records with 6,354 record images (was 127,105 records with 6,334 images), last updated 07-Apr-2021
South Africa, Johannesburg, Cemetery Records, 1840-2019 (; 1,532,939 indexed records with 146,893 record images (was 1,532,939 records with 146,842 images), last updated 07-Nov-2022
South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (; 441,574 indexed records with 316,616 record images (was 441,574 records with 316,415 images), last updated 05-Aug-2020

--- Collections with images removed ---

Australia, South Australia, School Admission Registers, 1873-1985       (; 420,897 indexed records with 10,731 record images (was 420,897 records with 10,759 images), last updated 31-Jan-2022
Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (; 887,149 indexed records with 10,909 record images (was 887,149 records with 14,444 images), last updated 28-Oct-2022
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,237,336 indexed records with 1,970,256 record images (was 7,237,336 records with 1,973,983 images), last updated 30-May-2022
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (; 527,525 indexed records with 223,031 record images (was 527,525 records with 223,235 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020
Hungary, Church Books, 1624-1950        (; 7,603,730 indexed records with 866,867 record images (was 7,603,730 records with 866,869 images), last updated 10-Oct-2022

Paraguay, Military Records, 1870-1965   (; 319,386 indexed records with 291,800 record images (was 319,386 records with 318,135 images), last updated 21-Oct-2022
Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (; 1,159,150 indexed records with 70,748 record images (was 1,159,150 records with 76,319 images), last updated 21-Oct-2022

--- Collections with new records ---

French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (; 72,917 indexed records with 130,874 record images (was 72,130 records with 130,874 images), last updated 18-Nov-2022
Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988      (; 9,698,399 indexed records with 3,458,764 record images (was 9,695,028 records with 3,458,764 images), last updated 18-Nov-2022
Zimbabwe, Voter Registration, 1938-1973 (; 143,040 indexed records with 141,957 record images (was 123,212 records with 141,957 images), last updated 18-Nov-2022

--- Collections with records removed ---

Philippines Civil Registration (National), 1945-1984    (; 535,952 indexed records with 20,274,621 record images (was 535,953 records with 20,274,621 images), last updated 30-Mar-2022


My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED, and to alphabetize the entries in each category.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link). It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.


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Friday, November 25, 2022

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 19 to 25 November 2022

The following genealogy record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated Collections  on during the period from  19 to 25 November 2022: 

The Updated and ADDED collections include:

Geneanet Community Trees Index; indexed records without  record images, Updated 11/23/2022

Bornheim, Germany, Marriages 1798-1932; indexed records with record images, Updated 11/22/2022


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 0 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,234 collections available as of 25 November, a decrease of 1 from last week.  


Disclosure: I receive a complimentary all-access subscription from, for which I am thankful. has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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52 Ancestors - Week 457: #728 John Horton (1672-1752) of Milton and Rehoboth, Massachusetts

John Horton (1672-1752)  is #728 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandfather, who married #729 Mehitable Garnsey (1673-1742) before 1690 in Milton, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their son #364 John Horton (1696-1796), who married #365 Mary Chase (1695-1734) in 1719.
*  their son, #182 Nathaniel Horton (1730-1819), who married #183 Sarah Pray (1734-1820) in 1753.
*  their daughter,  #91 Phebe Horton (1772-a1820), who married #90 Simon Wade (1767-1857) in about 1790.
*  their daughter #45 Miranda Wade (1804-1850), who married #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name: John Horton[1–6]

*  Sex: Male

*  Father: Thomas Horton 1638-1716
*  Mother: Sarah --?-- 1644-1693

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth: 6 June 1672, Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[1,3]

*  Distribution: 22 May 1716 (age 43), father's will administered; Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[4]

*  Death: before 26 January 1753 (before age 80), deed names "John Horton, late of Rehoboth"; Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1]
*  Burial: before 26 January 1753 (before age 80), unknown burial site, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[5]

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                       Mehitable Garnsey 1673-1742
*  Marriage 1: about 1690 (about age 18), Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States[1,6]
*  Child 1: Sarah Horton 1692-1725
*  Child 2: Jonathan Horton 1695-1774
*  Child 3: John Horton 1696-1796
*  Child 4: Thomas Horton 1698-1733
*  Child 5: Jotham Horton 1705-1797
*  Child 6: Hezekiah Horton 1714-1787

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

John Horton was born 6 June 1672 in Milton, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas and Sarah (--?--) Horton[1-3].

He married Mehitable Garnsey (1673-1742) in about 1690 in Milton[1-3,6].  She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (--?--) Garnsey of Milton.  They had six children, all born in either Rehoboth or Swansea, Massachusetts[1]:

*  Sarah Horton (1692-1725), married 1712 John Millard (1692-1728).
*  Jonathan Horton (1695-1774), married (1) 1725 Ann Millard (1706-1751);(2) 1753 Elizabeth Perry (1718-1776).
*  John Horton (1696-1796), married (1) 1719 Mary Chase (1695-1734); (2) 1756 Elizabeth --?--) (1705-1784).
*  Thomas Horton (1698-1733), married 1721 Kesiah Carpenter (1697-1763.
*  Jotham Horton (1705-1797), married 1729 Hannah Martin (1704-1739).
*  Hezekiah Horton (1714-1787), married 1735 Mary Martin (1715-1802).

The inventory of the intestate estate of John Horton's father, Thomas Horton, was taken in 1716, and is in Bristol County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, Volume 3, Pages 270, 273, on FHL Microfilm 0,461,882)[4].  The court record says:
"I Nath-ll Byfield Esqr Duly appointed & Commissioned to be the Judge of Probate & Wills within the County of Bristol.  To John Horton of Rehoboth in the County of Bristol eldest son of Thomas Horton of Rehoboth afore-sd Deceas'd Intestate.  Trusting in your Care and Fidelity, I commit unto you full power to administer all and singular the Rights and Credits Goods & Chattels of the sd Dec'd..."

The Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Horton late of Rehoboth deceased was taken on 28 March 1716 by John West and James Bowen.  The inventory totaled 342 pounds, 9 shillings, 2 pence.  John Horton presented the inventory of the estate of his father to the Probate court at Bristol, and it was accepted by the Court, recorded 22 May 1716.  There is no record of the distribution of the estate to the heirs or of the Account of the administrator.
John Horton was taxed in Milton from June 1691 to January 1691/2, again in November 1693, and finally in April and August 1695. He is not on the tax lists of June to November 1692, January 1692/3, nor any list of 1694[1]

His final move to the Swansea-Rehoboth area must have come between August 1695 and January 1695/6. John was a member of the Rehoboth militia, Capt. Hunt's Co., on 24 Nov. 1710[1].

On 3 Nov. 1725 John signed the guardianship papers for Solomon and Simeon Horton, sons of his brother Solomon. The same signature was found on the bond, signed 17 July 1733, on the estate of Thomas Horton. This is further proof that the Thomas Horton who died 10 July 1733 at age 35 was a son of John Horton[1].

On 8 April 1723, John Horton of Rehoboth, sold land in Rehoboth for £8, to Stephen Moulton. The deed was signed by John and Mehitable and witnessed by Jotham Horton and Mary Horton. Recorded 15 Jan. 1723/4[1]. (Bristol County. Deeds, Volume 15, page 209)

On 3 April 1724, John Horton, yeoman of Rehoboth, sold 22 acres of land to John Martin for £60[1]. The land was on the side of Rock River near Manwhague Plains. Signed by John Horton, witnessed by John Horton, Jr. and Jotham Horton[1]. (Bristol County. Deeds, Volume 16, page 64)

On 21 June 1725, John Horton of Rehoboth, for "great love and natural affection which I have for my son Jonathan Horton of Rehoboth, shoemaker," gave him a piece of land of 27 1/2 acres in Rehoboth, westerly of the stream called Rocky River. Signed by John Horton, witnessed by Thomas Horton and Jotham Horton[1]. (Bristol County. Deeds, Volume 17, page 523)

On 26 Jan. 1753, Jotham Horton and Hezekiah Horton of Rehoboth, yeoman, for good causes quitclaimed to Jonathan Horton some land in the southwest corner of the homestead farm on which "... our honored father John Horton late of Rehoboth dwelt...", bounded northwest by the highway, southwest by Jonathan Horton's homestead, and east by Jonathan's land. Signed by Jotham Horton and Hezekiah Horton, witnessed by John Horton and Nathan Horton[1]. (Bristol County. Deeds, Volume 4, page 535)

John Horton died perhaps in 1752, certainly before 26 January 1753 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, based on the 1753 land deed of Jotham and Hezekiah Horton[1].  

There is no known burial location, but there is a Find A Grave memorial with a death date of 15 October 1742, which is the day Mehitable (Garnsey) Horton died[5].  

There is no probate record in Bristol County, Massachusetts probate court abstract records for John Horton.


1. Margaret R. Jenks and Frank C. Seymour, Thomas Horton of Milton and Rehoboth, Massachusetts (n.p. : Margaret R. Jenks, 1984), John Horton family sketch.

2. D. Hamilton Hurd, History of Bristol County, Massachusetts with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (Philadelphia, Penn. : J.W. Lewis, 1883), Part 2, page 583, "Maj. E.S. Horton and Edwin J. Horton" sketch.

3. Peter Thacher and Hannah Vose, Milton records : births, marriages and deaths, 1662-1843 (Boston, Mass. : A. Mudge & Son, 1900), Births, page 33, John Horton entry, 6 June 1672.

4. "Probate Records, 1687-1916; Index, 1687-1926 [Bristol County, Massachusetts]", digital microfilm images, FamilySearch (, Volume 3, Pages 270, 273, Thomas Horton inventory and administration, on FHL Microfilm 0,461,882.

5. Find A Grave, indexed database and digital image,  (, unknown burial site, perhaps in Rwehoboth, Mass., John Horton memorial #84422081.

6. Judith L. Young-Thayer, The 2005 Garnsey, Garnsey, Guernsey Genealogical Dictionary (Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 2005), page 185, John Garnsey family sketch.


NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog in 2014.  I have extended this theme in 2022 to 468 Ancestors in 468 Weeks.

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