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Horton Murder

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BRUTAL DOUBLE MURDER IN STEPHENTOWN

Jealousy Prompts Murderer

Stephentown, N.Y. Scene of Another Rural Tragedy. Murderer Attempts Suicide

October 31, 1899

Another brutal murder, surpassing in horrible details that of Nelville B. Lord of Nassau, occurred yesterday afternoon in this region. George Hermans, a farmer 50 years old, shot and killed Mrs. Rhoda Horton, 80 years old and her daughter Eliza Jane, 25 years old, in Stephentown, near Lebanon Springs. He then shot himself, but is still living, and was brought to this city (Troy, NY) in an ambulance.

The girl had until recently been a housekeeper for Hermans. Her reputation was not good, and she had had several children, one of whom is still living. Yesterday afternoon Hermans drove to the house and asked her to ride with him. She refused, and he tried to force her. Her mother interfered, and he drew a revolver and shot both dead. He then shot himself.

When asked why he did it, he said he was jealous of the girl, who was intimate with another man, and that he shot her mother for interfering. He also added he wanted to kill himself and that he hoped he should die.

The murdered woman leaves two sons and another daughter, Mrs. Marsden of Pittsfield, Mass.

THE STEPHENTOWN MURDER - Hermans will live, was jealous of an Adams man

November 1, 1899

George Hermans, the farmer who shot and killed Rhoda Horton and her daughter Eliza Jane Platt, at Stephentown, Monday, as reported in yesterday's telegraphic news, was taken to the Troy hospital at 10 o'clock yesterday morning by District Attorney's Officer Kaye and Assistant District Attorney O'Brien. It was stated last night that he many recover from the injuries he inflicted on himself after the murder. A man acquainted with Hermans called at the jail yesterday and said that Hermans was before the last grand jury on a serious charge. If Hermans recovers, he will be taken to the jail.

Hermans was jealous of Eben Rayno, according to the press dispatches, and it was this jealousy which prompted him to kill the firl and then her other. Rayno worked in Stephentown last summer, but last July he gave up his job on the farm near the murderer's home and returned to his home in Adams. Occasionally he went to see Eliza and spent some days at her home. He arrived the last time a week ago Saturday. He told a reporter yesterday that he has a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Rayno, five brothers and four sisters, living in Back Road at Adams. He said he had intended to go home yesterday.

MURDERER RECOVERING

November 3, 1899

George Hermans, the murderer of Rhoda Horton and Eliza Jane Pratt (don't know if it is Platt or Pratt) of Stephentown, is recovering at the Troy hospital, from his injuries.

MURDERER GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE

March 20, 1900

George Hermans, Indicted for Two Murders, Retracted Plea of Not Guilty After Trial Was Begun, Showed No Emotion

George Hermans, charged with the murder of Rhoda Horton and Eliza Jane Pratt in North Stephentown, NY, last October, pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree in the Supreme Court at Troy yesterday. He was sentenced to imprisonment for life in the Clinton prison at Dannemora.

This sudden ending of the case was unexpected and a surprise to all connected with the court. The trial had been begun and one juror secured, when a conference of lawyers was held, resulting as described. Hermans was indicted for murder in the first degree, and at one time it was stated that a plea of guilty in the second degree would not be accepted. The case was of interest here as an Adams young man was believed to be the cause of the jealousy that inspired the murder, while the murdered woman formerly lived in North Adams.

The crime took place on the morning of October 30, Hermans is 42 years old and has a wife and six children. It is said that the murder grew out of an old feud between the Hermans and the Horton families, and that Hermans was enamored of Mrs. Horton's daughter, and that the mother objected to his presence about the Horton home.

Hermans drove to the Horton home and fired five shots at the two women, and then tried to shoot himself. He did not deny the shooting at the time. Addressing Assistant District Attorney O'Brien, he asked, "Are they dead?" When answered in the affirmative, he said, "It's funny they're dead and I'm living." Just before she died, Mrs. Horton said that Hermans fired the shots. Hermans was taken to the troy hospital, where for a long time he hovered between life and death. He finally began to recover, and a few weeks ago was able to be taken to the jail.

In addressing the court yesterday to present the matter of a plea of guilty to murder in the second degree. District Attorney Howard said that he and his officers had been working faithfully on the case for several weeks, and had obtained facts that take from the case of element of probability of murder in the first degree. He said he believed that if the jury returned a verdict of murder in the second degree that was all he could hope for. Hermans' attorneys, he said, had frankly made him acquainted with the case, and he was satisfied to accept the plea.

The attorneys for the defense said they had no hopes of securing an acquittal, but believed they could show that there was no premeditation that would make murder in the first degree. The judge decided at once to accept the plea.

District Attorney Howard moved the sentence of the prisoner and Hermans was directed by the clerk to stand up. Hermans' face expressed no emotion as he faced the clerk. He appeared very dull of compreshension and had to he asked questions several times before he could understand them. He spoke in a tone of voice so low that only those in his immediate vicinity could hear him. "Your counsel has stated that you withdraw your plea of not guilty and plead guilty," said the district attorney. Hermans nodded his head in confirmation of the statement.

Justice Furman said that was only one sentence to be pronounced in the case. He sentenced the prisoner to imprisonment in Dannemora for the term of his natural life. Herman' expression of dull unconcern did not change when sentence was pronounced.

The above transcription was originally printed in the North Adams Transcript, on the dates indicated.

Genealogy by Linda Brown

The following genealogy was sent by Linda Brown. She can be contact at: leah_yafa@earthlink.net

Descendants of Henry Horton

Generation No. 1

1. HENRY1 HORTON was born Bet. 1800 - 1805, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880. He married RHODA SHEPHARD Abt. 1859. She was born Bet. 1830 - 1833 in New York, and died October 30, 1899 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York.

Children of HENRY HORTON and RHODA SHEPHARD are: i. GEORGE2 HORTON, b. 1860. 2. ii. HENRY EDWARD HORTON, b. 1866, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. March 25, 1937, North Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. 3. iii. NELLIE LOUISE HORTON, b. June 22, 1868, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. February 18, 1944, West Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York. iv. CLARISSA HORTON, b. 1871; d. Bef. 1899. v. ELIZA JANE HORTON, b. 1875; d. October 30, 1899, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; m. UNK PRATT/PLATT.


Generation No. 2

2. HENRY EDWARD2 HORTON (HENRY1) was born 1866 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died March 25, 1937 in North Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He married (1) MARY ELIZABETH DAILEY Bet. 1892 - 1893. She was born 1876, and died Bef. October 1907 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York. He married (2) CAROLINE L. Aft. 1907. She was born Abt. 1871, and died Aft. 1937 in North Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.

More About HENRY EDWARD HORTON: Burial: March 27, 1937, Southview Cemetery, Williamstown, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts Cause of Death: Erysipelas of face, cerebral apoplexy Census: 1920, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York Occupation: Farm hand

More About MARY ELIZABETH DAILEY: Cause of Death: Fall off of stoop.

Children of HENRY HORTON and MARY DAILEY are: 4. i. ORCELIA A.3 HORTON, b. April 21, 1893, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. September 30, 1969, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. 5. ii. WILLIAM HENRY HORTON, b. October 22, 1894, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. December 29, 1971, North Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. 6. iii. JEAN HORTON, b. February 21, 1896, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. November 27, 1969, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. 7. iv. FRED ERNEST HORTON, b. August 03, 1898, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. June 21, 1927, Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York. 8. v. LOUISE H. HORTON, b. May 19, 1900, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. November 17, 1961, Watervliet, Albany Co., New York. 9. vi. CLARENCE RAYMOND HORTON, b. April 02, 1903, Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. February 09, 2000, N. Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., New York. 10. vii. NELLIE HORTON, b. September 04, 1905, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. November 15, 1970, Albany, Albany Co., New York. viii. BABY HORTON, b. Bef. October 1907, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. Bef. October 1907, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About BABY HORTON: Cause of Death: Died in mothers womb.


3. NELLIE LOUISE2 HORTON (HENRY1) was born June 22, 1868 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died February 18, 1944 in West Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York. She married (1) UNK WALDEN. She married (2) STEPHEN B. MARSTON Bet. 1894 - 1899. He was born 1871 in Sand Lake, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died June 08, 1960 in Chatham, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About NELLIE LOUISE HORTON: Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, New Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York Cause of Death: Bronchial Pheumonia

More About STEPHEN B. MARSTON: Burial: June 10, 1960, Evergreen Cemetery, New Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York Resided: 1945, Brainard, NY

Children of NELLIE HORTON and UNK WALDEN are: i. GILBERT H3 WALDEN, b. Abt. 1887. ii. ALBERT WALDEN, b. February 09, 1885, Massachusetts; d. June 1969, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.

More About ALBERT WALDEN: Social Security Number: 023-20-1713 Issued MA

iii. LOUIS WALDEN, b. May 20, 1889, Massachusetts; d. March 1969, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About LOUIS WALDEN: Social Security Number: 067-22-1189 Issued NY

iv. IDA MAY WALDEN.


Generation No. 3

4. ORCELIA A.3 HORTON (HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born April 21, 1893 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died September 30, 1969 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married (1) ALLYN J SOUTHARD Bet. 1911 - 1914, son of JOHN SOUTHARD and IRENE. He was born August 1885 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died June 05, 1965 in Hancock, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. She married (2) FRANK J. JONES Aft. 1936. He was born 1880, and died June 02, 1954 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married (3) AMOS MORGAN Aft. 1955. He was born November 12, 1893, and died September 10, 1974 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About ORCELIA A. HORTON: Burial: Meadow Lawn Cemetery, Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., New York Census: 1920, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York Resided: 1927, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York

More About FRANK J. JONES: Burial: Meadowlawn/Pleasent Valley Cem., Petersburg, Rens. Co., NY

More About AMOS MORGAN: Burial: Meadow Lawn Cemetery, Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., New York

Children of ORCELIA HORTON and ALLYN SOUTHARD are: 11. i. LILA4 SOUTHARD, b. 1915, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York. 12. ii. EDNA I SOUTHARD, b. 1916, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. August 12, 1970, Albany, Albany Co., New York. 13. iii. EVA SOUTHARD, b. November 10, 1917, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. October 1981, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. 14. iv. WILLIAM A SOUTHARD, b. September 20, 1918, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. November 25, 1972, Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York. v. ELIZABETH SOUTHARD, b. 1920; m. COSIMO PUSATERE; b. June 26, 1914; d. April 1967, New York.

More About ELIZABETH SOUTHARD: Resided: Bet. 1965 - 1969, Troy, NY

vi. BERTHA SOUTHARD, b. February 08, 1922, MA; d. January 29, 2002, Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; m. RAYMOND HAVEY, Abt. 1942; b. October 14, 1923, MA; d. January 30, 1997, Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.

More About BERTHA SOUTHARD: Residence: Bet. 1942 - 2002, Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts


Children of ORCELIA HORTON and FRANK JONES are: vii. ETHEL4 JONES, m. BRIMMER. viii. DAU JONES, m. STEPHEN KINDLEBURGH; b. June 27, 1914; d. June 1975, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About STEPHEN KINDLEBURGH:


ix. GRACE JONES, b. January 30, 1918; d. February 1987, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York; m. VINCENT DEFELICE; b. December 11, 1921; d. June 07, 1992, Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York.



x. DAU3 JONES, m. DONALD L ALDERMAN; b. April 11, 1916, New York; d. September 19, 1997, Hinsdale, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.


xi. DAU4 JONES, m. BYRON HODGES.


5. WILLIAM HENRY3 HORTON (HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born October 22, 1894 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died December 29, 1971 in North Adams, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He married JENNIE. She was born 1895.

More About WILLIAM HENRY HORTON: Burial: Southview Cemetery, Williamstown, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts Caste: 1920, North Adams, MA Resided: Bet. 1927 - 1961, Williamstown, MA

Children of WILLIAM HORTON and JENNIE are: i. IDA4 HORTON, m. CHILSON. ii. MAMIE GRACE HORTON, b. 1919, Hancock, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts; d. September 07, 1972, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York; m. PAUL J ROZMER; b. December 20, 1912, New York; d. October 16, 1993, Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York.

More About MAMIE GRACE HORTON: Burial: September 10, 1972, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York


6. JEAN3 HORTON (HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born February 21, 1896 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died November 27, 1969 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married (1) DOMINICK MICHAEL PETSING Bef. 1920. He was born 1885 in Italy, and died Bef. 1937. She married (2) FRANK MAMONE Bef. 1937. He was born July 01, 1889, and died June 1978 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married (3) DELMAR SAGE Bef. 1961. He was born December 25, 1899, and died February 1986 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About JEAN HORTON: Burial: Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York Census: 1920, Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY (Jeannett) Resided: 1927, North Adams, MA (Petsing)

Child of JEAN HORTON and DOMINICK PETSING is: i. GRACE FATTA4 PETSING, b. 1921; Adopted child; m. MICHAEL MANSFIELD.


7. FRED ERNEST3 HORTON (HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born August 03, 1898 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died June 21, 1927 in Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York. He married VERA AGAN April 16, 1919, daughter of CLIFFORD AGAN and NETTIE ELDRIDGE. She was born August 03, 1900 in Weehawken, New Jersey.

More About FRED ERNEST HORTON: Burial: June 23, 1927, Brunswick Rural Cemetery, Brunswick, Rensselaer Co., New York Cause of Death: Suicide Census: 1920, Watervliet, Albany Co., New York Medical Information: Cancer

Children of FRED HORTON and VERA AGAN are: i. CLIFFORD E4 HORTON, b. 1924. ii. IRENE HORTON, b. February 07, 1926, Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. May 23, 2004, Pine River, Cass Co., Minnesota; m. UNK FEY. iii. DOROTHY ELAINE HORTON, b. November 19, 1920, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. September 1975; m. UNK SIMMONS.


15. iv. FRED ERNEST JR. HORTON, b. May 13, 1922, Brunswick, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. July 22, 1980, Albany, Albany Co., New York. v. JOHN A HORTON, b. 1927.


8. LOUISE H.3 HORTON (HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born May 19, 1900 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, and died November 17, 1961 in Watervliet, Albany Co., New York. She married (1) AMOS BARKER Bef. 1920. He died Bet. 1925 - 1937. She married (2) JOSEPH PLAZO Aft. 1925. He was born Abt. 1897 in Italy, and died Aft. 1961.

More About LOUISE H. HORTON: Burial: November 19, 1961, Bethel Cemetery, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester Co., New York Resided: 1927, North Adams, MA (Barker)

Children of LOUISE HORTON and AMOS BARKER are: i. GEORGE E.4 BARKER, b. 1922. ii. NORA LOUISE BARKER, b. January 22, 1920; d. April 20, 1996, Ballston Spa, Saratoga Co., New York; m. JOSEPH R III OGDEN; b. January 08, 1916, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. April 26, 1993, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.


More About JOSEPH R III OGDEN: Burial: April 28, 1993, Eagle Mills Cemetery, Eagle Mills, Rensselaer Co., New York Fact 1: Social Security #: 127-05-6205 Fact 2: Issued in: New York Fact 4: Last residence ZIP: 12180

iii. JEANETTE BARKER, b. January 26, 1924; d. June 1995, Newton, Sussex Co., New Jersey; m. PETER VUKELICH; b. October 14, 1924, New York; d. January 1973, New Jersey.


iv. ROBERT J. BARKER, b. September 11, 1925; d. May 1972, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester Co., New York.


9. CLARENCE RAYMOND3 HORTON (HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born April 02, 1903 in Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died February 09, 2000 in N. Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., New York. He married CHARLOTTE CATHERINE SIMPKIN August 15, 1921 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, daughter of EDWARD SIMPKIN and BERTHA FERRIS. She was born December 03, 1903 in Troy, Rensselear Co., New York, and died March 16, 1993 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About CLARENCE RAYMOND HORTON: Baptism: July 31, 1922, Troy, Rensselear Co., New York Burial: February 10, 2000, Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy, New York Cause of Death: Cardic-Respirtory A mess- Cremation: February 09, 2000, Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY Medical Information: ASHD - Cardiome? - HypertensionCA prostate - Skin Cancer

More About CHARLOTTE CATHERINE SIMPKIN: Baptism: January 13, 1913, Troy, Rrensselaer Co., New York Burial: March 18, 1993, Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy, New York Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure Cremation: March 17, 1993, Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY Medical Information: Ischemic Heart DiseceaseSevere Anemia Occupation: Made brushes at Troy Brush Factory Occupation 2: Worked in Behr Manning

Children of CLARENCE HORTON and CHARLOTTE SIMPKIN are: 16. i. EDWARD CLARENCE4 HORTON, b. June 20, 1922, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. September 30, 1989, Troy, Rensselear Co., New York. 17. ii. CLARENCE RAYMOND JR. HORTON, b. October 10, 1925, Troy, Rensselear Co., New York; d. May 31, 1985, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York. 18. iii. MARY ELIZABETH HORTON, b. January 08, 1928, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. 19. iv. DENNIS JAMES HORTON, b. June 19, 1942, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.


10. NELLIE3 HORTON (HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born September 04, 1905 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died November 15, 1970 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. She married MERRITT S. COLLINS. He was born November 24, 1900, and died July 08, 1981 in Albany, Albany Co., New York.

More About NELLIE HORTON: Birth2 (conflicting): August 31, 1905, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York Census: 1920, Hudson, NY/ NYS Training School for girls Death2 (conflicting): March 1979, Albany, Albany Co., New York Resided: 1937, Williamstown, MA


Children of NELLIE HORTON and MERRITT COLLINS are: i. MERRITT A.4 COLLINS. ii. SHIRLEY COLLINS, m. RESCOTT. iii. LORAINE COLLINS, m. NASTRONARCHI.


Generation No. 4

11. LILA4 SOUTHARD (ORCELIA A.3 HORTON, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born 1915 in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married GEORGE D MARIN Abt. 1936. He was born September 24, 1914 in New York, and died May 26, 1994 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About LILA SOUTHARD: Residence: Bet. 1936 - 1972, Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co., New York

Child of LILA SOUTHARD and GEORGE MARIN is: i. GEORGE D JR.5 MARIN, b. June 28, 1936, Rensselaer, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. June 14, 2002, Valley Falls, Rensselaer Co., New York.


12. EDNA I4 SOUTHARD (ORCELIA A.3 HORTON, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born 1916 in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died August 12, 1970 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. She married EUGENE W. BENTLEY Abt. 1936. He was born August 23, 1911 in New York, and died December 13, 1987 in Buskirk, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About EDNA I SOUTHARD: Burial: Memory's Garden, Colonie, Albany Co., New York Residence: Bet. 1936 - 1970, Troy, NY

More About EUGENE W. BENTLEY: Burial: Memory's Garden, Colonie, Albany Co., New York


Children of EDNA SOUTHARD and EUGENE BENTLEY are: i. EUGENE A.5 BENTLEY. ii. BERTHA M. BENTLEY. iii. STANTON L. BENTLEY. iv. DAVID L. BENTLEY. v. WILLIAM A. BENTLEY, d. Bef. 1970. vi. DAU1 BENTLEY, m. JOHN TIANEN. vii. DAU2 BENTLEY, m. JAMES JONES.


13. EVA4 SOUTHARD (ORCELIA A.3 HORTON, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born November 10, 1917 in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died October 1981 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married (1) MOSES. She married (2) HAROLD J. ARNOLD Bet. 1934 - 1936. He was born December 16, 1917, and died March 04, 1984 in Albany, Albany Co., New York.

More About EVA SOUTHARD: Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York Resided: 1969, Snyders Lake, NY

More About HAROLD J. ARNOLD: Burial: Brookside Cemetery, Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York Residence: 1984, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York

Children of EVA SOUTHARD and MOSES are: i. FRED5 MOSES. ii. MARY MOSES, m. DONALD MCDOUGALL.


Children of EVA SOUTHARD and HAROLD ARNOLD are: iii. HAROLD J. JR.5 ARNOLD. iv. BRUCE L. ARNOLD. v. LINDA ARNOLD, m. STEVEN DZEMBO. vi. DIANE ARNOLD, m. ARTHUR WILKINSON. vii. SHARON ARNOLD. viii. DARLEEN ARNOLD. ix. SANDRA ARNOLD, d. Bef. 1984.


14. WILLIAM A4 SOUTHARD (ORCELIA A.3 HORTON, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born September 20, 1918 in Berlin, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died November 25, 1972 in Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York. He married MARY CRANDALL.

More About WILLIAM A SOUTHARD: Burial: Woodside Cemetery, Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York


Children of WILLIAM SOUTHARD and MARY CRANDALL are: i. ALLEN5 SOUTHARD, b. Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York. ii. WILLIAM SOUTHARD, b. Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York. iii. ROY SOUTHARD, b. Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York. iv. DOROTHY SOUTHARD, b. Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. Nassau, Rensselaer Co., New York; m. THEODORE HOFFMAN.


15. FRED ERNEST JR.4 HORTON (FRED ERNEST3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born May 13, 1922 in Brunswick, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died July 22, 1980 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. He married RUTH STEWART, daughter of CHARLES STEWART and JOSEPHINE REISNER. She was born January 25, 1923, and died April 25, 1985 in Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About FRED ERNEST JR. HORTON: Burial: Grafton Center Cemetery, Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York Residence: 1980, Cropseyville, Rensselaer Co., New York


More About RUTH STEWART: Burial: Grafton Center Cemetery, Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York Residence: 1985, Cropseyville, Rensselaer Co., New York


Children of FRED HORTON and RUTH STEWART are: i. FRED E III5 HORTON, m. BARBARA A; b. 1944; d. 1989.

More About BARBARA A: Burial: Grafton Center Cemetery, Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York

ii. TIMOTHY S HORTON. iii. NANCY J HORTON, m. CARUSO. iv. BEVERLY R HORTON, m. DECOIGNE. v. PATRICIA E HORTON, b. 1946; d. 1987; m. HEWITT.

More About PATRICIA E HORTON: Burial: Grafton Center Cemetery, Grafton, Rensselaer Co., New York


16. EDWARD CLARENCE4 HORTON (CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born June 20, 1922 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died September 30, 1989 in Troy, Rensselear Co., New York. He married MILDRED FITZPATRICK November 10, 1945 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She was born December 16, 1922 in Troy, Rensselear Co., New York, and died May 12, 1987 in Valley Falls, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About EDWARD CLARENCE HORTON: Baptism: July 31, 1922, Troy, Rrensselaer Co., New York Burial: October 03, 1989, Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy, New York Confirmation: April 18, 1937, Troy, Rensselear Co., New York Medical Information: died at 8 PM at Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY 12180


More About MILDRED FITZPATRICK: Burial: Elmwood Hill Cemetery, Troy, New York


Child of EDWARD HORTON and MILDRED FITZPATRICK is: 20. i. STEPHEN EDWARD5 HORTON, b. December 1955, Albany, Albany Co., New York.


17. CLARENCE RAYMOND JR.4 HORTON (CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born October 10, 1925 in Troy, Rensselear Co., New York, and died May 31, 1985 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York. He married (1) CORA BROTHERS February 07, 1954. She was born January 31, 1938 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. He married (2) BEATRICE PHILLIP September 30, 1970. She was born June 14, 1929, and died July 1986 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York.

More About CLARENCE RAYMOND JR. HORTON: Baptism: April 07, 1928, Troy, Rensselear Co., New York Burial: June 03, 1985, Lewis Cemetery, Louis, Essex Co., New York Cause of Death: Heart disease Confirmation: February 12, 1939, Troy, Rensselear Co., New York

More About BEATRICE PHILLIP: Burial: Lewis Cemetery, Louis, Essex Co., New York


Children of CLARENCE HORTON and CORA BROTHERS are: 21. i. TERRY RAYMOND5 HORTON, b. February 03, 1955, Albany, Albany Co., New York. ii. SHARON ANN HORTON, b. January 13, 1956, Albany, Albany Co., New York; m. MICHAEL WAYNE BARTLETT, September 13, 1975, Colonie, Albany Co., New York. 22. iii. ROBERT JOHN HORTON, b. March 18, 1960, Albany, Albany Co., New York. iv. EVA MAY HORTON, b. December 23, 1964, Albany, Albany Co., New York; d. December 23, 1964, Albany, Albany Co., New York.

More About EVA MAY HORTON: Cause of Death: Head crushed during delivery/ skull not fully formed Fact 1: Born Dead


18. MARY ELIZABETH4 HORTON (CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born January 08, 1928 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married FLOYD ALFRED ALMY July 21, 1946 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, son of GUY ALMY and FLORENCE SOUTHARD. He was born November 10, 1921 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, and died February 28, 2002 in Albany, Albany Co., New York.

More About MARY ELIZABETH HORTON: Baptism: April 07, 1928, Troy, Rensselear Co., New York Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York Confirmation: February 18, 1940, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York

More About FLOYD ALFRED ALMY: Baptism: August 28, 1948, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York Burial: March 01, 2002, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York Cause of Death: Respiratory Failure, Cerebrovascular Accident Medical Information: Strokes

Child of MARY HORTON and FLOYD ALMY is: 23. i. LINDA MARIE5 ALMY, b. July 05, 1948, N. Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.


19. DENNIS JAMES4 HORTON (CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born June 19, 1942 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. He married SHIRLEY WAGNER July 30, 1961 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She was born June 05, 1942 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About DENNIS JAMES HORTON: Baptism: August 23, 1942, Troy, Rensselear Co., New York

Children of DENNIS HORTON and SHIRLEY WAGNER are: 24. i. JAMES RICHARD5 HORTON, b. March 01, 1962, Norfork, Virginia. 25. ii. DEBORAH ANN HORTON, b. April 20, 1964, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. iii. PATRICIA ANN HORTON, b. October 13, 1972, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York; m. FRANK CRANDALL. iv. SCOTT DENNIS HORTON, b. May 01, 1975.


Generation No. 5

20. STEPHEN EDWARD5 HORTON (EDWARD CLARENCE4, CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born December 1955 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. He married KAREN FENTRESS October 08, 1983 in Norfolk, Virginia. She was born in Virginia.

More About STEPHEN EDWARD HORTON: Adoption: February 06, 1955, Albany, Albany Co., New York

Children of STEPHEN HORTON and KAREN FENTRESS are: i. BRITTANY6 HORTON, b. June 02, 1985, Niskayuna, Schenectady Co., New York. ii. MATTHEW EDWARD HORTON, b. September 24, 1990, Niskayuna, Schenectady Co., New York.


21. TERRY RAYMOND5 HORTON (CLARENCE RAYMOND JR.4, CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born February 03, 1955 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. He married SHARON MARIE MAHONEY August 16, 1977 in Renssealer, Rensselaer Co., New York, daughter of DONALD P. MAHONEY.

Children of TERRY HORTON and SHARON MAHONEY are: i. DALORA MARIE6 HORTON, b. September 29, 1977, Albany, Albany Co., New York. ii. APRIL LYNN HORTON, b. March 28, 1981, Albany, Albany Co., New York. iii. TERI RAE HORTON, b. October 29, 1982, Albany, Albany Co., New York.


22. ROBERT JOHN5 HORTON (CLARENCE RAYMOND JR.4, CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born March 18, 1960 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. He married (1) KIMBERLY. He married (2) KIM.

Children of ROBERT HORTON and KIMBERLY are: i. ELIZABETH ANN6 HORTON, b. February 03, 1983, Texas. ii. EVA MAY HORTON, b. February 03, 1983, Texas. iii. MATTHEW JOHN HORTON, b. July 22, 1992, Texas.


23. LINDA MARIE5 ALMY (MARY ELIZABETH4 HORTON, CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born July 05, 1948 in N. Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married RALPH KENNETH BROWN July 02, 1967 in North Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, son of RALPH BROWN and CATHERINE MCMAHON. He was born February 24, 1937 in Troy, Rensselear Co., New York.

More About LINDA MARIE ALMY: Baptism: February 04, 1987, Glenmont, Albany Co., New York Bat Mitzvah: September 18, 1993, Albany, Albany Co., NewYork Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York Medical Information: Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis

More About RALPH KENNETH BROWN: Baptism: March 11, 1937, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York Military service: October 07, 1957, Albany, Albany Co., New York

Marriage Notes for LINDA ALMY and RALPH BROWN: Wedding was at Trinity Episcopal Church, N. Troy, New York.

Children of LINDA ALMY and RALPH BROWN are: 26. i. CAROL ANN6 BROWN, b. June 09, 1968, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. 27. ii. MICHAEL LENARD BROWN, b. June 22, 1971, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.


24. JAMES RICHARD5 HORTON (DENNIS JAMES4, CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born March 01, 1962 in Norfork, Virginia. He married TARA MARIE SULLIVAN December 01, 1984 in Scaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., New York.

Child of JAMES HORTON and TARA SULLIVAN is: i. KELSEY CATHERINE6 HORTON, b. 1985.


25. DEBORAH ANN5 HORTON (DENNIS JAMES4, CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born April 20, 1964 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married RODNEY EUGENE MERROW December 15, 1984 in Spiegletown, Rensselaer Co., New York, son of ROBERT MERROW.

Child of DEBORAH HORTON and RODNEY MERROW is: i. JENNIFER LYNN6 MERROW, b. 1985.


Generation No. 6

26. CAROL ANN6 BROWN (LINDA MARIE5 ALMY, MARY ELIZABETH4 HORTON, CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born June 09, 1968 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She met (1) JOHN KRILL November 04, 1985 in N. Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, son of JOSEPH P. SR. KRILL. She married (2) DANE THOMAS August 15, 1987 in East Greenbush, Rensselaer Co., New York, son of WILLIAM GOLDSBERRY and VIOLET ROSS. He was born September 21, 1962 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. She married (3) CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH TENZYK May 09, 2003 in Brunswick, Rensselaer Co., New York, son of JOSEPH TENZYK and CAROL.

Marriage Notes for CAROL BROWN and DANE THOMAS:

They were married in Carol's parents back yard, 5 Connecticut Ave., East Greenbush, NY, Rev. Gerald Metcalf of Solid Rock Church, performed the services.

Child of CAROL BROWN and JOHN KRILL is: i. GRAYCE KORINA7 BROWN, b. August 04, 1986, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.


Children of CAROL BROWN and DANE THOMAS are: ii. KAYLA VANESSA7 THOMAS, b. January 01, 1988, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York; d. January 14, 1988, Albany, Albany Co., New York.

More About KAYLA VANESSA THOMAS: Burial: January 15, 1988, Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York

iii. KENNETH WILLIAM THOMAS, b. February 06, 1990, Albany, Albany Co., New York.


27. MICHAEL LENARD6 BROWN (LINDA MARIE5 ALMY, MARY ELIZABETH4 HORTON, CLARENCE RAYMOND3, HENRY EDWARD2, HENRY1) was born June 22, 1971 in Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York. He married (1) DEBORAH ANN COLE August 1993 in Renssealer, Rensselaer Co., New York, daughter of UNK COLE. She was born April 19, 1970 in Albany, Albany Co., New York. He met (2) KELLY ELIZABETH FERRARA Abt. 2002, daughter of FRANK FERRARA and KATHLEEN COLLINS. She was born November 15, 1966 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio.

Child of MICHAEL BROWN and DEBORAH COLE is: i. SAGE DYLAN7 BROWN, b. January 18, 1994, Albany, Albany Co., New York.


Ancestors of Rhoda Shephard

Generation No. 1

1. Rhoda Shephard, born 1832 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; died October 30, 1899 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York. She was the daughter of 2. Bowen Shepard and 3. Lydia Harrington. She married (1) Jonathan Southard Abt. 1855. He was born Abt. 1831, and died 1861. She married (2) Henry Horton December 10, 1863 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He was born Bet. 1800 - 1805, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880.

Notes for Rhoda Shephard: Last name spelled Shepard, Sheppard, Sheperd and Shephard

More About Rhoda Shephard: Burial: Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York Cause of Death: Murdered Census: July 1850, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York

More About Henry Horton: Burial: Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York

Generation No. 2

2. Bowen Shepard, born 1795; died Bef. 1860. He was the son of 4. Hazael Shepard and 5. Dorothy. He married 3. Lydia Harrington. 3. Lydia Harrington, born 1797.

Children of Bowen Shepard and Lydia Harrington are: 1 i. Rhoda Shephard, born 1832 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; died October 30, 1899 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; married (1) Jonathan Southard Abt. 1855; married (2) Henry Horton December 10, 1863 in Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. ii. Jane Shepard, born 1831 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York. iii. Philander Shepard, born 1836 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; married Mary J. iv. Sabrina A Shepard, born 1841 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York. v. Lucy Shepard, born 1843 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York. vi. Norman Shepard, born 1817 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York; married Helen M.

Notes for Norman Shepard: 1870 census has Norwood

vii. Elsworth Shephard, born 1863 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York. viii. Gilbert H Shepard, born 1868 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York.


Generation No. 3

4. Hazael Shepard, born 1741; died April 25, 1819 in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., New York. He was the son of 8. Jonas Shepard and 9. Mary Whitmore. He married 5. Dorothy. 5. Dorothy, born 1745; died October 11, 1804 in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About Hazael Shepard: Burial: Shepard Cemetery, Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., New York

More About Dorothy: Burial: Shepard Cemetery, Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., New York

Children of Hazael Shepard and Dorothy are: 2 i. Bowen Shepard, born 1795; died Bef. 1860; married (1) Lydia Harrington; married (2) Mercy A. ii. Samuel Shepard, born November 07, 1793; died November 08, 1887 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York.

More About Samuel Shepard: Burial: Hillside Cemetery, W. Stephentown, Rens. Co., New York


Generation No. 4

8. Jonas Shepard, born May 29, 1723; died 1809 in Plainfield, Windham Co., Connecticut. He was the son of Isaac Shepard. He married 9. Mary Whitmore November 05, 1744 in Plainfield, Windham Co., Connecticut. 9. Mary Whitmore, born February 02, 1723/24 in Killingly, Windham Co., Connecticut; died 1756.

Child of Jonas Shepard and Mary Whitmore is: 4 i. Hazael Shepard, born 1741; died April 25, 1819 in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., New York; married (1) Dorothy; married (2) Anna.