William Benton Horton1

#23410, (1840 - 2 January 1865)
Father*Valiant McRae Horton1 (1808 - 1857)
Mother*Delia M Cook1 (c 1815 - 1863)


Lovina Beets b. 1842, d. 1913
Birth*1840He was born in 1840 at Groton Twp., Erie Co., OhioG.1 
26 August 1850He appeared on the census of 26 August 1850 in the household of Valiant McRae Horton and Delia M Cook at Groton Twp., Erie Co., OhioG, age 9, b. OH; (nei, Chancey (54) and Dorcas (52) Cook, fam. 77, both b. NY.)2 
Marriage*9 September 1862He married Lovina Beets, daughter of ____ Beets and Emeline Barker, on 9 September 1862 at Monroeville, Huron Co., OhioG.3,4,5 
Death*2 January 1865He died on 2 January 1865 at Salisbury Prison, Salisbury, Rowan Co., North CarolinaG; (Union Army, prisoner of war.)6,7


  1. [S1865] Geo. F Horton, Horton Genealogy; or Chronicles of the Descendants of Barnabas Horton of Southold, L. I., 1640 (Philadelphia: Home Circle Publishing Vo., 1876), pp. 36-37, giving Grafton OH as birthplace, but prob. Groton Twp., Erie Co. OH, which is adjacent to Ridgefield Twp., Huron Co. OH. Hereinafter cited as Horton Genealogy.
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. William [sic] M (41), b. NY, farmer; Delia M (35), b. NY.
  3. [S419] Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994/1997/2013, index and images, online FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S1433] Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Veterans of the Army and Navy Who Served Mainly in the Civil War and the War With Spain, compiled 1861 - 1934; Record Group 15, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online Fold3.com, Pension Case No. 53447 of Lovina Horton, wid. of William B Horton, q.v.
  5. [S1865] Geo. F Horton, Horton Genealogy, pp. 36-37.
  6. [S1433] Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows 1861-1934, Record Group 15, National Archives and Records Administration, online Fold3.com, Roll: WC53447-HORTON-William-B, Box No. 32067, Case No. 53447. (1) Widow's Declaration, 13 Apr 1865. Lovina Horton, née Edgar, res. Monroeville, Huron Co. OH, age 24, marr. William B Horton 9 Sep 1862; he was a private in Co. 8, NT Sharpshooters, and d. 2 Jan 1865 at Salisbury NC of chronic diarrhea contracted while in service. (2) Claim for Widow's Pension by Lovina [sic] Horton, res. Huron OH, P.O. Monroeville, no children, wid. of William B Horton, private in the 8th Reg., NY Sharpshooters, volunteer. Finding: soldier was mustered a private, 3 Sep 1862, and d. in prison at Salisbury NC, 25 Jan 1865; pension admitted 10 Aug 1865 of $8.00 per month, retroactive to 10 Jan 1865. (3) Adjutant General's Office, Washington D.C., 27 Jul 1865; receipt of Pension No. 90,120, and confirmation of service of William B Horton, enrolled Buffalo NY 30 Aug 1862, Co. 8, NY Sharpshooter Volunteers, mustered in as private at Buffalo NY, 3 Sep 1862, volunteered for 3 years of service, reported on the Co. Roll, 10 Jul 1865, "died in prison aat Salisbury N.C. Jany 25th 1865," cause of death not stated. (4) Transcription of marr. record from Geo. Q Adams, Judge of the Probate Court, Huron Co. OH, 13 Apr 1865. Lic No. 2924, 8 Sep 1862 to Lovina Edgar and Wm B Horton, marr. 9 Sep 1862 at Monroeville, Huron Co. OH, by Presbyterian Minister. (5) Pension Cert. 53447. (6) Finding cover sheet, No. 90,120, 19 Apr 1865. William B Horton, d. Salisbury NC, 2 Jan 1865.
  7. [S1865] Geo. F Horton, Horton Genealogy, pp. 36-37. "He enlisted, 22 January, 1863, in the 8 Regiment N. Y. Sharpshooters, was taken prisoner at the Weldon Railroad, 19 August, 1864, was confined in Salisbury Prison, N. C., and died for his country, 2 January, 1865."