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Bethuel Borton & Rebecca Cliffton


Bethuel Borton was born January 2, 1782 in Evesham Twp, Burlington Co, New Jersey. He died in 1832 in New Jersey.

He married Rebecca Cliffton April 18, 1805 at Haddonfield, New Jersey. Rebecca was born September 12, 1786 and died April 8, 1861 in Fulton County, Ohio. She is buried in the Friends Burial Ground in Williams County, Ohio.

They had 11 children all born in Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey:

1. Charity Borton
2. Mary Borton
3. Benjamin Borton II
4. Nathan W. Borton
5. Rebecca Borton
6. Bethuel Borton Jr.
7. Reuben Borton
8. Job Borton
9. John Borton
10. Martha Ann Borton
11. Samuel Cliffton Borton
 


 

Benjamin Borton, Sr.,

one of the oldest pioneers of Fulton county, and the oldest person

near the Corners, died at his residence on Feb. 10th, at 6 a.m.,

from the infirmities of old age, being 78 years, 10 months and 14

days old. The funeral was held at the Disciple church, owing to

the smallness of his own church, and the remains were placed in

the Friend's graveyard. Benjamin Borton, son of Bathuel and

Rebecca Borton, was born near Philadelphia, March 16th 1809.

Here in 1835 he married Abigal Borton by whom he had two children,

both of whom are still living. He came to this part of the State in 1838,

but went back and moved his family out in 1839, and purchased

and moved on the Packard farm, then in Brady but now in Franklin

township, where he lived until his death. His wife died in 1860, and

in 1863 he married Elizabeth Wright of New Jersey, who survives him.

In 1840 Mr. Borton started the first store near the Corners, in his old

log house, and he also started the first nursery, which he run for

some years. He has filled many of the township offices, and although

he was bountifully blessed with this world's goods, he was plain and unassuming, Mr. Borton was a life-long member of the Friend's Church,

and he and his brother built the little church, the meetings in which

he attended faithfully, and through life lived his religion. He leaves a

wife, two daughters, ten grand-children, four brothers, many other

relatives, and a very large circle of friends, both in Ohio and Michigan,

to mourn his loss, as his kindness and consideration for others, and

especially for the poor, made friends of all who knew him. Franklin

township loses one of its most esteemed citizens. - Masters' Corners
Correspondent to West Unity Chief.

The Bryan Press, Bryan, Ohio; Thursday, February 23, 1888

 

 

Nathan Borton

was born in Burlington county, New Jersey, in 1810, and was a son of Bethuel Borton, who died in New Jersey in 1831, leaving a widow and nine children. Nathan, with his mother and four of the children, settled in German township, Fulton county, in 1836, and the mother died there Nathan Borton was the first justice of the peace in German township, and in 1841, he moved into Franklin township, where he served as township treasurer and also held other offices.


John Borton 1820-1899

Elizabeth Taylor 1817-1887

John Borton was the son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca Cliffton. He was born September 4, 1820 in Burlington County, New Jersey.His first wife, Elizabeth Taylor, was born December 18, 1817 and died July 5, 1887 in Brady Twp, Williams Co, Ohio. She is buried in the Friends Burial Ground in Williams Co, Ohio. She was the daughter of John Taylor and Elizabeth Peacock. John's second wife, Rebecca McClain, died June 13, 1908. John Borton died July 12, 1899 at West Unity, Williams Co, Ohio and is buried in the Friends Burial Ground in Williams County, Ohio.

John Borton came to what is now Fulton County, Ohio in 1835, and took up 80 acres of heavily timbered land, in the eastern part of Franklin Township, purchasing the land from the government, for the consideration of $1.25 an acre. He was one of a company of 13 colonists who came at that time to establish homes in this section. After John had selected his land and prepared a dwelling of the primitive pioneer type, he returned to New Jersey to marry Elizabeth, also of Burlington County. They made the long overland trip to the new home in the wilds of Fulton County with a team and wagon. His first trip was made on foot, and twice afterward, he journeyed there by walking.

Upon locating on his land, he initiated the work of reclaiming the place to cultivation, developing a valuable farm and becoming one of the leading breeders of cattle, sheep and hogs of fine grade in this area. The farm was in Williams County until the organization of Fulton County in 1850, when Franklin Twp was included in the new county. John was a man of much initiative and very progressive ideas. He sold his farm in 1841, and moved to Brady Twp, Williams Co, where he lived until he retired to West Unity.

John Borton and Elizabeth Taylor had nine children all born in Brady Twp, Williams Co, Ohio:
1. Susanna Borton
2. William Borton
3. John Taylor Borton
4. Martha Ann Borton
5. Reuben Borton
6. Sarah C. Borton
7. Bethuel/Job Borton
8. Elizabeth Borton
9. Mary Lydia Borton
 

After Elizabeth died, John married Rebecca McLain. She had previously been married to Solomon Wise. John and Rebecca had one daughter, born in West Unity, Williams Co, Ohio:
1. Grace Borton

 

 

 

 

BORTON  BIBLE RECORDS

The Bible records of these two families had been torn from an old Bible and had never been seen until 1960. They were contributed by Mary Pancoast Stone of Los Angeles, CA. She was the daughter of J.A. Pancoast, a Williams County, Ohio native, late of Wilmette, IL. The Bible had been in the possession of Kate Baldwin Pancoast of Olympia, Washington.

BETHUEL BORTON FAMILY BIBLE RECORDS 

(New Jersey-Ohio)
BIRTHS


BETHUEL BORTON, son of Benjamin Borton and Charity (nee Rogers) his wife, was born the 2nd day of the first month, in the year of our Lord, 1782.


REBECCA BORTON, wife of Bethuel Borton, was the daughter of Nathan Cliffton and Mary (nee Robinson) his wife, and was born the 12th day of the 9th month, in the year of our Lord, 1786.

CHARITY BORTON, first daughter of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife, was born in Burlington County, New Jersey, the 4th of the 9th month, in the year of our Lord, 1806. (Charity died at 55 years in Fulton County, Ohio and was the wife of John Mason. See Borton & Mason Families by F.C. Mason.)

MARY BORTON, 2nd daughter of Bethuel and Rebecca, his wife, was born the 9th day of the 12th month in the year of our Lord, 1807.

BENJAMIN BORTON, 2nd, first son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife, was born the 16th day of the 3rd month, in the year of our Lord, 1809.

NATHAN BORTON, the second son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife, was born the 27th day of the 9th month, in the year of our Lord, 1810.

REBECCA BORTON, the third daughter of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife, was born the 24th day of the 9th day of the 11th month, in the year of our Lord, 1812.

BETHUEL BORTON, the third son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife, was born the 24th day of the 9th month, in the year of our Lord, 1814.

REUBEN BORTON, fourth son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife, was born the 29th day of the 11th month, in the year of our Lord, 1817.

JOB BORTON, fifth son of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife was born the 29th day of the 11th month, in the year of our Lord, 1818.

JOHN BORTON, the sixth son, of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife, was born the 4th day of the 9th month, in the year of our Lord, 1820. (Sixteen years later, or when he was sixteen years old, he removed from Burlington County, N.J. to Fulton and later Williams County, Ohio, eventually making his home in Brady Township, Williams County, Ohio.)

MARTHA ANN BORTON, fourth daughter of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca, his wife, was born the 29th day of the of the first month, in the year of our Lord, 1822. (Died in 1864 in Williams Co., Ohio and was the wife of Asher Ely.)

SAMUEL CLIFFTON BORTON, seventh son, of Bethuel Borton and Rebecca his wife, was born the 2nd day of the 1st month, in the year of our Lord, 1824.

 

 

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