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was continued in the office.

He learned a shoemakers trade but was engaged in farming during all
his life. He inherited the buildings and about one third of the farm by his
father's will, and purchased his brother's rights in the remainder.

Late in life he met with business reverses through investment in the
Westport Mfg. Co. and deeded his farm to his son Daniel who had rendered
him pecuniary aid. The first time the whole of the farm had ever been

He married Cynthia daughter of William and Phoebe (Luther)
Buffington born 1761 July 28 died 1822 Oct. 14.

Daniel Hale who had suffered much from rheumatism and dropsy dur-
ing the later years of his hfe died suddenly Sunday morning Sept. 5th 1830,
while lying on a lounge. Both he and his wife are buried in the cemetery
on the Hale farm. Their children were as follows :

Married Died

1. Mason 1781 Feb. 4 Mary Mason 1806 June 12 1845 June 21

2. Pheobe 1783 Aug. 26 John Monroe 1809 Jan. 1 1834 Nov. 12

3. WiUiam 1785 Nov. 18 Clarissa Bowen 1820 Aug. 13 1856 Jan. 17

4. Slade 1788 Sept. 4 Mary Brown 1811 Feb. 3 1811 June 29

5. Cynthia 1791 Apr. 23 Spencer Rounds 1812 Mar. 16 1841 Mar.

6. Daniel 1791 Apr. 30

7. Daniel 1794 June 16 Sarah Mason 1817 Sept. 14 1867 Feb. 5

8. Nancy 1796 Nov. 26 Samuel Walker 1816 Dec. 19 1821 Jan. 25

1800 Sept. 28

9. Jonathan Buffington Rosanna West 1830 Mar. 14 1858 Nov. 4

10. Luther Baker 1803 Apr. 25 1828 July 20

11. Betsey 1806 Sept. 4 Asa Peck 1826 Feb. 26 1890 Sept. 2

(VI) Mason Hale (1781-45) was a shoemaker, and lived on a httle
place of nine acres near the homestead now owned by Daniel Maher. He

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married Mary, daughter of Barnabas and Hannah (BuflBngton) Mason,
born 1769 Nov. 26 died 1852 Oct. 30. He was selectman, 1842-45, the
year of his death. Both he and his wife are buried in the Hale cemetery.
He set out the great sycamore tree which stands near the house in 1791
when he was ten years old.

(VI) William (1785-56) was a mason and successful builder of
Newport,R. I. Slade (1788-11) died in Havana of yellow fever while mate
of the brig " Eliza Ann" Capt. Slade Gardner, of Swansea.

(VI) Daniel (1794-67) was successively carpenter, mill-wright, and
mill agent for three mills owned by Samuel Mann. He lived in Manville
and Pawtucket, R. I. He owned the Hale farm over forty years a new house
and two large out buildings were erected during his ownership. He and
his family are buried in the Hale cemetery.

Luther B. Hale (1803-28) learned the trade of a mason with his brother
William of Newport. He died after a short illness from a singular malady

(VI) Jonathan B. Hale (1800-58) learned shoemaking and taught
school Winters for a time. It was his father's intention to leave him the
farm, but through business reverses it became the property of his brother
Daniel ; however he managed the farm all his life. He married a former pupil
Rosanna daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Miller) West, of Rehoboth,
born there Oct. 20; died in Dighton, Mass. 1904 July 26. She spent over
sixty-five years of her long life on the Hale farm. His death was the result
of an accident; while on his way to serve a warrant he was thrown from a
wagon near Cleavelands Corner — and his back broken, after living eighty
days in a partially paralyzed condition, he died Nov. 4, 1858. Both are
buried in the Hale cemetery. Their children were

Married Died

1. Nancy Walker 1830 Nov. 18 Rensselear B. Waldron 1856 Apr. 27 1899

Dec. 27

2. Daniel 1832 Oct. 9 Mary B. Douglass 1859 Jan. 9 1896 July 9

3. Ehzabeth West 1837 Apr. 27 1908 Sept. 29

4. Lydia Ann 1840 Dec. 18 Samuel R. Gardner 1882 Nov.15

5. Mary Mason 1843 Jan. 27 CharlesS. Chase 1861 Jan.20 1914 June 22

Nancy W. resided in Bristol, R. I.

Elizabeth W. became blind at sixteen years of age from scarlet fever.
Lydia A. married Samuel R. Gardner, of this town, born 1837.
Mary M. married Charles S. Chase, of Dighton, born in Swansea,

(VII) Daniel Hale (1832-96) left the farm at an early age and learned
the trade of a ship carpenter at Mason Barney's yard, North Swansea, later
he worked at Warren for Chase & Davis, at Bristol, for Stanton & Skinner,
and in Newport for the Cottrells; where he had a good position when his
father died after he had promised him to return to the farm and take care
of his mother and blind sister. Both were members of his family as long as
he lived. He was married a few months after to Mary Beebe daughter of
John S. and Beebe B. (Lawton) Douglass, of Bristol, R. I., 1859 Jan. 9,
born 1837 Dec. 1, who survives him.

After three years he bought two thirds of the farm of his uncle Daniel
Hale, of Pawtucket, which he mortgaged but paid in little more than
three years. The other third was sold to James Eddy.

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Farming was rather distasteful and he worked much of the time at
house carpentering, March 5th 1877, he was elected selectman, assessor
and overseer of the poor. These offices he held nineteen consecutive years;
the last three as chairman of the boards. He was defeated for a twentieth
term by Phihp H, Manchester. He died very suddenly in the early morn-
ing of July 9, 1896 passing while he slept without a struggle. Both he and
his wife were members of the First Christian Church many years. He was
buried in the Hale cemetery on the farm.

Their Children Married


1. Daniel Mason 1862 Apr. 19

1874 Aug.


2. WiUiam Jonathan 1866 Mar. 30 Mary A. Douglass

1894 Sept.


(VIII) Daniel M. a handsome boy and brilliant student died at twelve
years of age of malignant scarlet fever after an illness of three days.

WilUam J. Hale (1866- ) unlike his father was very fond of the old
farm and had no desire to leave it. He built a new house near the highway
in 1894, the date of his marriage. The old house stood on a highway laid
out to the river, but as it lay wholly within the Hale farm it is probable it
was never improved. He has been a farmer all his life unlike his ancestors
having no trade. He served three years as selectman, assessor, and over-
seer of the poor, 1901-04 scoring three wins out of seven trials, although
an active Democrat in a town RepubUcan about five to one. He has been
one of the Democratic candidates for the General Court eight times but has
yet to win an election although he carried the town in 1903, obtaining the
highest vote on the ticket. He married at Newport, R. T. Mary A. daughter
of William H. and Rebecca A. (Winslow) Douglass; born at Bristol, R. I.,
1855 July 13.

Their children are:

1. Beebe Douglass 1895 Sept. 25

2. Daniel 1897 Aug. 23

3. Harold Winslow 1901 Aug. 21

Two are graduates, the other a pupil of the Durfee High and Technical
High, of Fall River, Mass.

From Kingsley Genealogy by Leroy Brown
OF St. Paul Minnesota, 1907

Of the origin of the family and name of Kingsley, tradition says that
as WiUiam II of England or WiUiam Rufus the Red King was one day hunt-
ing in the new forest, he became separated from his companions and attend-
ants and wandering aimlessly about the forests and glade became hope-
lessly lost. But just as night was closing in with its darkness and gloom he
espied a friendly fight gleaming from the cabin of one of the yeoman who
Uved on the confines of the forest.

Hastening thither he begged shelter for the night, without making
known his identity. He was kindly received and hospitably entertained so
far as the means at hand in the humble abode would allow. The man of the
house at once slaughtered a young goat from which with other means at
hand, his good wife prepared a savory repast whose delightful odors
reached the nostrils of the hungry King and whose delectable flavors
greatly pleased his palate.

The King of course being weary from the arduous sports of the day,
the humble couch provided him brought most refreshing slumbers from
which he awoke to partEike of another bounteous repast which the wife had

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prepared (such as her female descendants have ever since been noted for

In going abroad by the h'ght of day he discovered he was in his own
meadow or lea, as it was anciently called in England.

He was so delighted with the hospitality he had received that he be-
stowed the whole of that portion of his domain known as the Kings Lea
upon his host and made of him a Baron. The recipient took the name of
the land bestowed upon him Kyngesligh (or Kingsley) and the family crest
and coat of arms contains the King's crown surmounted by a goats head.
Coat of Arms vert, a cross engrailed ermine, crest, in a ducal coronet gules,
a goats head argent. Descendants from Randulphus De Kyngsleigh of
Chester, 1120.

John Kingsley came from Hampshire England to Boston, Mass. and
settled at Dorchester, 1635. He was one of the original (7) members of the
church at Dorchester in 1636 and signed the covenant. Rev. Richard
Mather the grandfather of Cotton Mather was the first Pastor under the
covenant. Kingsley was the last of the seven to survive.

He was a man of strong religious Convictions and was obliged to leave
England on account of his religious principles. He owned 12 shares in the
first purchase of Taunton Mass 1637. The later years of his life were spent
in Rehoboth. He was there and in Swansea at the time of the burning of
the town. He wrote in 1676 a very pathetic letter to Connecticut appealing
for help to keep the colony from starving. John Kingsley married Ahce
Jones widow of Richard Jones. From the will of Samuel Jones son of his
wife Alice it looks probable that John Kingsley had a wife EUzabeth before
Ahce. He lived in Dorchester until after 1644 and there had born the
following children.

A daughter, Freedom

II Eldad born 1638

Enos went to Northampton


A daughter Renewal b. March 1644.

Ahce Kingsley wife of John Kingsley was buried Jan. 14, 1673.

John Kingsley married 3rd March 16, 1674 Mary widow of Roger
Maury or Morey & daughter of John & Margery Johnson of Roxbury Mass.
John Kingsley was buried Jan. 6, 1678-9 probably on his own land in
Rehoboth now within the bounds of East Providence R. I. His gravestone
was found on the land of the Minneska Canoe Club and was removed with
their consent July 4, 1908 to the Carpenter Cemetery East Prov., R. I. by
Nathan G. Kingsley Providence and Martha G. Kingsley, Swansea. The
initials "A.K." on the reverse of the stone are undoubtedly those of his second
wife Ahce. Mary the widow of John Kingsley was buried Jan. 29, 1678.

(II) Eldad b. 1638 m. May 9, 1662, Mehitable Maury or Morey
daughter of Roger Morey and Mary (Johnson) Morey. Eldad Kingsley
died Aug. 30, 1679 and his widow married Timothy Brooks Senior.

Children of Eldad and Mehitable Kingsley born in Rehoboth.
Ehzabeth b. Jan. 29, 1663. m. Jan. 12, 1680 Samuel Palmer.
John b. May 6, 1665, m. July 1, 1686 Sarah Sabin.
Samuel b. June 1, 1669.

(III) Jonathan b. Feb. 21, 1671, m. Nov. 24, 1697 Mary Cole daughter
of Hugh and Mary (Foxwell) Cole b. 1676. He died at Swansea June 15,
1750, she died March 10, 1756 in 81st year.

Nathaniel Kingsley b. Feb. 5, 1673, m. April 25, 1705 Christian Cole
of Swansea. He died July 7, 1752. He was a deacon of the Church of

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Christ in Swansea. Now 1st Christian from Nov. 7, 1745-Jiily 7, 1752.
Mary b. October 7, 1675.

(IV) Hezekiah b. Sept. 15, 1699 in Rehoboth m. 1st 1722 Hopestill
daughter of Thomas and Hope (Huckins) Nelson of Middleborough. She
died Feb. 20, 1724. Married second at Swansea Dec. 3, 1724 Elizabeth
Thomas. He died at Swansea 1769. She died Nov. 21, 1770.

(V) Hezekiah b. at Swansea Dec. 5, 1739. Married at Swansea June
21, 1767, Mary Luther b. Nov. 29, 1749. She was the daughter of John and
Hannah (Anthony, widow of Job) Luther. She died Oct. 8, 1779. He
married 2nd Mary Cole. She died Oct. 3, 1824. He died May 20, 1820.

(V) Hezekiah b. at Swansea January 20, 1768, m. Feb. 19, 1797, Mima
Phinney daughter of Ehsha and Rebecca (Peck) Phinney b. March 29,
1773. He died at Swansea January 16, 1842. She died at Swansea Dec. 19

(VI) Elisha b. at Swansea February 15, 1798 m. Feb. 22, 1825, Mary
Gardner Mason daughter of Gardner and Susannah (Vinnicum) Mason
b. October 13, 1802. He died January 7, 1868. She died May 19, 1880.

(VII) Gardner Mason Kingsley b. Feb. 21, 1826 m. May 26, 1853
Rhoda Chace Rogers daughter of Gideon and Azubah (Wordell) Rogers b.
at Fall River Feb. 3, 1830. He died Nov. 12, 1897. She died Oct. 8, 1900.

(VIII) Children of Gardner and Rhoda Kingsley,

1. Edwin Gardner b. at Fall River Sept. 2, 1855 died at Prov. R. I.
Feb. 22, 1865.

2. Martha Gardner b. at Prov. R. I. May 11, 1866.

3. Charles Edwin b. at Prov. R. I. Nov. 20, 1867, m. at Swansea Jan.
2, 1901 Lena Allen Peckham, daughter of George H. and Edna M. (Cobb)
Peckham b. Dec. 29, 1874.

Their Children.

Edna b. at Swansea June 13, 1903.

Julia b. at Swansea Feb. 2, 1905.

Marian b. at Swansea Nov. 19, 1907.

Esther Gardner b. at Swansea, Sept. 23 1913.

Joseph Gardner Luther

Joseph Gardner Luther, one of the best known citizens of this Town,
where for half a century he was engaged in a mercantile business, and whare
he has given able service as a town official having served also as a Justice
of the Peace, is a descendant in the seventh generation from Capt John
Luther, an early settler of Taunton, Mass. And on the maternal side, his
lineage is from John Howland of the "Mayflower" company as follows: —
John and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland; Jonathan and Hannah (Howland)
Bosworth; Jonathan Jr. and Sarah (Round) Bosworth; Ichabod and Mary
(Bowen) Bosworth; John and Bethiah (Bosworth) Hale; James and Tamer
(Hale) Mason Luther; and Joseph G. and Tamer (Luther) Luther.

(1) The name Luther has been a prominent one, and the family was
numerous in the towns created out of Ancient Rehoboth, and in territory
near by since the early settlement here — since the coming of John Luther
to Taunton, 1637, where he was one of the original proprietors. One
family record sets forth that he was a native of Germany and came to
Boston in 1635. Another account states that he was a native of Dorset,
England, and came to America in 1636, and in 1639 was a purchaser of
Taunton, Mass. He and some of his men were killed by the Indiana in
1644, while on a trading voyage in Delaware bay. And on May 22, 1646,

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the General Court decreed that the Widow Luther have the balance of her
husband's wages according to sea custom, after allowing to the merchants
what they had paid for the redemption of her son. This act no doubt had
reference to John Luther.

Through Samuel and Hezekiah Luther, sons of Capt. John, have
descended the Luthers of the territory to which we have alluded. Of
these Samuel was born in 1638, probably in Bo ston or vicinity. He is
referred to as of Rehoboth, Feb. 27, 1661. On Oct. 19, 1672, he made a
claim or demand for his father's purchase in Taunton. In the year 1685
Samuel Luther succeeded Rev. John Miles as Elder of the Baptist Church
in Swansea, Mr. Miles having died in 1683. Mr. Luther is referred to as Rev.
Capt. Samuel Luther. He continued in charge of the Swansea Church for
thirty-two years. He died Dec. 20, 1716, and was buried in the Kickemuit
Cemetery, in what is now Warren, R. I., where also rests the remains of
his brother Hezekiah, who died July 28, 1723, aged eighty-three years. The
children of Elder Samuel Luther, according to Rehoboth town records,
were: Samuel, Theophilus, and Mary; and in the father's will are men-
tioned also: Joshua, Ebenezer, Susannah, Mehitabel, and Martha, Joanna
m. Nathaniel Wilmarth May 27, 1704, d. May 31, 1706.

(II) Hezekiah Luther, son of Capt. John, the settler, born in 1640,
probably in Taunton, died July 23, 1723, aged 83. He married (first) Nov.
30, 1661, Elizabeth, in Dorchester, Mass., and (second) Sarah Butterworth,
who died Aug. 22, 1722. His children were: John, born in 1663; Nathan-
iel, in 1664 (by the first union); Joseph, Feb. 12, 1669; Ehzabeth, Dec.
29, 1671; Edward, April 27, 1674; Hezekiah, Aug. 27, 1676; and Hannah
(by the second union). The father was a carpenter and lived in Swansea.

(III) Lieut. Hezekiah Luther, son of Hezekiah, born Aug. 27, 1676,
was married March 23, 1704, to Martha Gardner, and died Oct 27,
1763, survived by his wife only until Nov. 2, 1763. Their children, £dl born
in Swansea, were: Robert, born Dec. 13, 1704; Levi, Aug. 4, 1706; Esek,
Dec. 6, 1708; Constant, Oct. 4, 1711; Lydia, Sept. 19, 1714; Simeon, May
19, 1717; Edward, Feb. 15, 1719; Martha, Nov. 28, 1721; Sarah, Aug. 2,
1724; Avis, Dec. 17, 1726; Hezekiah, Feb. 19, 1728; and Calvin, Aug. 9,

(IV) Edward Luther, son of Lieut. Hezekiah, born Feb. 15, 1719,
married March 13, 1745, Sarah Sweet, of Prudence, R. I., and died March
7, 1776. Their children, all born in Swansea, were: James, born Feb. 19,
1747; Sarah, May 10, 1748; Abner, June 27, 1750; Martha, Oct. 21, 1752;
Edward, Nov. 10, 1754; Gardner, Ehzabeth, and Sweet, triplets, Feb. 19,
1757; Peleg, Jan. 2, 1760; Freelove, March 15, 1762; Samuel, April 26,
1764; and Elizabeth, April 15, 1766.

(V) Samuel Luther, son of Edward, bom April 26, 1764, died Nov.
15, 1835. He married Rebekah Brown, born April 30, 1763, died April 10,
1813, daughter of Aaron and Catherine (Bell) Brown, and their children
were: Joseph Gardner, born Dec. 31, 1789, is mentioned below; Thomas
Sweet, born March 14, 1792, married Elizabeth A. Taylor, and had two
children, Virginia B., and Georgia Sweet, both of whom are deceased; John
Brown, born Oct. 16, 1794; married Lydia Luther, and died Feb. 21, 1823;
(they had one son, John B., born Dec. 19, 1822, died March 24, 1910,
unmarried); Samuel Sweet, born Feb. 14, 1799, died Oct. 18, 1823.
Samuel Luther was a sea captain. His fraternal relations were with the
Masons, affiliating with the lodge at Warren, Rhode Island.

(VI) Joseph Gardner Luther, son of Samuel, born Dec. 31, 1789,
died June 13, 1857. March 26, 1821, he married in Swansea, Tamer Luther,
born Dec. 2, 1800, died Sept. 24, 1892, daughter of (VI) James and Tamer
(Hale) Mason Luther, granddaughter of (V) James and Mercy (Cole)
Chase Luther, great granddaughter of (IV) James and Martha (Slade)

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Luther, great-great-granddaugbter of (III) Samuel and Sarah Luther,
great-great-great-granddaught^ of (II) Samuel and Mary Abel Luther
and great-great-great-great-granddaughter of (I) Capt. John Luther, the
settler. Joseph G. Luther was agent for the factory at Hortonville at one
time, but in 1823 succeeded his brother John B. as a merchant at Luther's
Corners. He was a Captain in the State Militia. From 1830 to 1836 he
filled the office of town clerk, and from 1830 to 1835 that of town treasurer;
he also served as collector of taxes. His four children were: (I) Rebecca B.,
born April 22, 1822, married Jan. 16, 1849, Benjamin Bosworth, and died
Nov. 7, 1902, the mother of two children, Joseph L. (born March 19, 1850,
died Dec. 13, 1865) and Annie H. (born May 28, 1857, married April 19,
1887, Alexander M. WetherweU, of Fall River,) (2) EHzabeth G., born
Dec. 14, 1824, died unmarried, May 20, 1909. (3) Sarah Sweet, born July
28, 1832, married Oct. 27, 1853, Elisha B. Gardner and died Oct. 3, 1905,
the mother of Martha Tamer (born March 16, 1855, married Dec. 10,
1890, Herbert H. Horton, and died Sept. 13, 1893), Elizabeth Luther,
(born Oct. 27, 1857, married Oct. 30, 1890, James H. French, of Fall River)
and Mary Amanda (born April 21, 1869), (4) Joseph G.

(VII) Joseph Gardner Luther, son of Joseph G. and Tamer, was
born Sept. 22, 1837, and was educated at the Warren (R. I.) Classical
Institute and at a school at Kent's HiU, Readfield, Maine. He succeeded
his father in the mercantile business, which he conducted with remarkable
success from 1857 to 1906. He has been a careful business man and an able
financier. He has ever been keenly interested in the progress of his com-
munity, and with high ideals of citizenship; has always been a RepubUcan
in politics, and has served his town faithfully as an official, holding the
offices of town treasurer, tax collector, and (from 1865 to 1880) town clerk.
From May 22, 1867 to June 2, 1916 and renewed he was Justice of the
peace, conscientiously performing his duties to the best interests of law and
order. Mr. Luther's pathway in life has been a pleasant one, and he has
endeavored by all means in his power to scatter sunshine among those
whose lives have come close to his. He is the last of his line, and resides in
the old family home at Swansea Center.

Horton Family

The Horton family came early to New England. Thomas of Windsor,
removed to Springfield in 1638, and died leaving a son Jeremiah, by wife
Mary, Barnabas Horton, a native of Monsley, Leicestershire, England, was
at Hampton in 1640, and was of Southold, Long Island, in 1662. Benjamin
Horton, perhaps a brother, lived at the same place, same time, and Caleb,
too. Then there was John Horton at Guilford, and Thomas at Charlestown.
Coming now to the Rehoboth Hortons, one John Horton, said to have
come from England, settled in Rehoboth, and there married Mehetabel
Gamzey, and had John, Jotham, Nathaniel, Jonathan, and David. The
Rehoboth vital records give as the early heads of families there, Thomas
and Hannah, David, their eldest child, being bom Oct. 8, 1701; and John,
Jr., and Mary, whose eldest child Ruth, was born July 19, 1720.

(I) Solomon Horton, of Rehoboth, married there Feb. 18, 1737-38,
Mary Goff. Their children of Rehoboth town record were: Charles, born
March 18, 1739; Constant, Oct. 29, 1740; Solomon, Jan. 15, 1742-43;
Mary, Aug. 10, 1745; Abigail, Oct. 14, 1747; Daniel, Jan. 30, 1749-50;
and Aaron, March 21, 1752.

(II) Solomon Horton (2) son of Solomon and Mary (Goff) Horton,
born Jan. 15, 1742-43, married at Dighton in November, 1768, Hannah
Talbot of that town. Mr. Horton was a soldier of the Revolution, serving

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as sergeant in Capt. Elijah Walker's Company Colonel Pope's Bristol
County Regiment 1776. He was a resident of Dighton Mass., and
he and his wife were the parents of ten children seven of them sons.

(Ill) Aaron Horton, son of Solomon and Hannah (Talbot) Horton,
born in 1779, or 1780, married (first) Bethany, daughter of Samuel Baker
of Rehoboth, and (second) Jan. 3, 1842, Sally, daughter of Cromwell and
Sarah (Mason) Burr, of Rehoboth. Mr. Horton was occupied m farming
in Rehoboth, Mass., where he died Dec 3, 1854 aged seventy-four years.
His children were: Mason, Danforth, Hiram, Nancy B. (married Jarvis
W Eddy), Nathaniel B., Angehne (married Levi Baker) and Alvah

* (iV) Nathaniel Baker Horton, son of Aaron and Bethaney (Baker)
Horton, was born in Rehoboth July 25 1820. He was educated in the
schools of his native town, and remained on his father s farm until he was
eighteen years old, when he went to Fall River. There he learned the
Mason's trade of Earle & Horton, of that city, and worked at that occupa-
tion twenty years. About 1856 he purchased the old homestead of his
father, consisting of about one hundred acres m Rehoboth which had been
in the possession of the family for several generations To this he added
one hundred acres by purchase. He married Jan. 11. 1844, Mary M.,
daughter of James and Mary H. (Mason) Eddy. She was born in Swansea,
Aug 25, 1824, and died April 14, 1850. They had a son Arthur, bom Jan.
24, 1847, who died in 1853. Mr Horton married (second) Dec 23, 1854,
Marv J , daughter of Hail and Patience (Bosworth) Buffmton, of Rehoboth.
She was born July 18, 1832. Four children blessed this umon, namely:
Adin Baker, born Nov. 7, 1855; Mary M., Oct 31, 1857 (married Frank
N Martin, and their daughter, Edith M., born Oct. 27, 1882, married Dr.
Emorv C. KeUogg, of Swansea, June 20, 1905. And they have a son
^hur C.; born Nov. 1, 1907); Arabella B., born Aug. 20, 1863, (married
Delmar A. Cummings, and resides in Swansea; they have no children);
and Arthur E., born Aug. 6, 1870, (married LiUian F. Weaver, daughter of
Stephen and Ruth (Buflfinton) Weaver, on Dec. 30, 1891; and they have

no children). . , • , ^ • j

Nathaniel B. Horton was active, energetic and industrious, and was
orominently identified with every affair of interest in his town. He held
every office of importance in the gift of his townsmen. He represented
Seekonk and Rehoboth two sessions in the State Legislature. During the
CivU war he was agent for the town in filling its quota for military service;
was also recruiting and enrolling officer, and placed in service for Rehoboth
about 190 enhsted men, traveling in that service through various States,

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