William Horton1,2,3,4

M, b. 1677, d. 26 September 1728
FatherJonathan Horton I Captain b. 23 Feb 1646, d. 23 Feb 1707
MotherBethia Wells b. 1655, d. between the 11th & 16th April
     William was born in 1677 in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. William married Mary (?) after 1698 in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. William has been noted as having married 31 December 1702 Christian Young [Southold Records by N.W. Cleveland 1880] and she to have remarried after his death. But in the will of William, he names his wife as Mary, mother of his children. Christian has also been noted as having gotten remarried to David Youngs after William's death. David Youngs died 29 April 1755. Christian Youngs, relict to David, died 29 April 1756. Widow Christian Horton m. 16 June 1708 David Young. It is unknown as to the William Horton Christian married in 1702. William made his will on 17 August 1728 at the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

In the name of God, Amen. August 17, 1728. I William Horton, of Southold, Suffolk County, yeoman, being very sick. I leave to my wife Mary, the best rooms in my now dwelling house, or she shall make her choice, during her widowhood. I also leave her all household goods. and also all that I shall oblige my son William to do for her. I leave to my eldest son, William my house and barn and home lot. And all my land at the north side of the town adjoining to my brother Jonathan's land on the east, and my uncle, Joshua Horton, on the west. Also 3 acres of meadow at Goose Creek, adjoining my brother James and Samuel Wines. Also 3 lots of meadow at Corchang Great meadow, and 4 lots of Creek Thatch, at the bottom of Indian Neck. And all my right of land at Aquabok. And my two lots of land at Indian Neck Great Division. And my lot of land at Corchaug Pond. Also a horse and a pair of oxen, and all husbandry tools, and a gun and a sword and my silver headed walking staff. And my son William shall provide for his mother yearly, the fifth bushel of all sorts of grain, that may be raised on the ground, and firewood, and he shall sow one quarter of an acre of flax, and furnish her 15 pounds of wool, and keep two cows for her. And he shall do for his grandmother, as I have done during my life time. I leave to my second son, Moses Horton, 15 pounds, and a colt, and my iron bound chest. I leave to my youngest son, Micah, 15 pounds. My son William shall give to his sisters, Mary and Mercy, when she is of age, each a chest with one drawer. I leave to my daughter Phebe, a cow. One lot of my land on Indian Neck, adjoining Elijah Hutchinson, shall be sold to pay debts. I leave all the rest of my lands and Commonage, to my son William, and my two best suits of apparell. I make my wife, and my brothers, Joseph and James Horton, executors. Witnesses: Daniel Booth, John Peck, Jr., Jonathan Horton, Jr.5

William departed this life on Sunday, 26 September 1728 in the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. His will was probated on 1 April 1729. The will was proved before Brinley Sylvester, Esq.


Mary (?) b. c 1682, d. 11 Jan 1753


  1. [S136] Adeline Horton White, Hortons In America, page 407 - William b. 1677, m. Christina Youngs; settled in Orange County, New York.
  2. [S181] William Salmon, The Salmon Records, a Private Registar of Marriages & Deaths of the Residents of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, N.Y., and of persons more or less closely associated with that place, 1696-1811., page 6, 22, page 8 [28 of original] - William Horton m. Christian Youngs [31 December 1702]; page 50 - David Youngs died 29 April 1755 [could be the husband of Christian]; page 52 - Christian Youngs, relict to David, died 29 April 1756; page 1119 - Widow Christian Horton m. 16 June 1708 David Young.
  3. [S188] New York, 1778 Oath of Allegiance and Peaceable Behavior.
  4. [S30] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society Abstract of Wills, Unpublished wills - Volume 35: pages 161-162 - Correctionn: brother Joseph changed to brother Jonathan [New York Abstracts of Wills, Volume XVII, page 380].
  5. [S1199] William Pelletreau, Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills Prior to 1790 - Volume 11, page2 161-162 - Abstract of Will of William Horton dated: 17 August 1728 & probated: 1 April 1729.