HORTON, Samuel T. 1833 - 1904
HORTON, CRENSHAW, CHILCOTT, GORRELL, RAUSCHE, HOUTS
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 5/6/2011 at 13:26:41
"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, August 31, 1904
Page 6, Column 1
HE WAS A PIONEER PREACHER.
Samuel T. HORTON, whose residence in Jefferson County dated back into territorial days, died at his home in Lockridge township Monday morning.... Mr. HORTON was a pioneer resident and minister of Jefferson County. He was a son of Urias and Sarah HORTON, who came to this county in 1839 and located on a piece of land near salina, and was born in Morgan County, Ill., September 17th, 1833. Mr. HORTON grew to manhood here and at the age of twenty-three was married to Miss Gincy CRENSHAW. They began life on a tract of land in Lockridge township, which was the husband's home until his death. Mrs. HORTON died in 1864, leaving one child, Mrs. Marshall CHILCOTT of this city. February 16th, 1865, he was married to Eleanora CRENSHAW, who survives him. They were the parents of seven children, five of whom are now living -- Mrs. I. H. GORRELL of this city, Mrs. Theodore RAUSCHE of Burlington, Mrs. W. C. HOUTS, William and Henry HORTON of Lockridge township. In early manhood Mr. HORTON was active in the church work of the county and in 1867 he was licensed as a local preacher of the Free Methodist Church, a labor he continued in to the time of his last illness. His field extended over Jefferson, Van Buren and Henry Counties, in charge of various circuits. It is said that in this period of time he had performed more marriage services and conducted more funerals than any minister in the county.... The body will be buried this afternoon.
*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.
Note: Buried in Lockridge Cemetery with his second wife; his first wife is in Berry Cemetery along with two more children from the first marriage, Alice and Rosa, who died in the week prior to their mother.
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