C.B.M. Horton arrived in Texas April
Land Deed Record
was born 1821 in Alabama and died February 24, 1863. He
married Judy Cornwell. She
was born about 1825 in Virginia.
Two sons of C.B.M. & Judy Horton were:
1. Calvin B.
Horton born 1850 in Houston County, Texas.
2. Ralph H.
Horton born 1860 (place unknown).
1. Texas Land Grant for 320 acres in Liberty
Co., TX - July 4, 1839
2. Poll tax rolls of 1846 Republic of
Texas for Houston Co., TX.
3. Deed for sale of land (Alabama
Community) from Jacob Albright to C.B.M. Horton - May 29, 1847.
4. 1850 census of Houston Co., TX -
enumerated Dec. 11, 1850, dwelling #667.
Calvin B. M.
Horton, age 30, wm, farmer, AL
age 25, wf, VA
age 2/12, wm, Houston Co., TX
Finch*, age 7, wf, Houston Co., TX (* This person
connection is unknown but is assumed to be the
daughter of Richard & Afra J. Finch whose census was enumerated
Dec. 4, 1850 dwelling #661 pg. 395. Unknown
if her parents died or were killed in an Indian raid.)
Some time after 1859, C.B.M. Horton is
conscripted into Carter's 3rd Texas Lancers in Liberty Co., TX
in place of Ab McMurtry of Liberty Co., TX.
1862 - 3rd Texas Lancers is formed into Texas
25th Cavalry and sent to Arkansas.
C.B.M. Horton is captured at Battle at
Arkansas Post (Fort Hindman) Jan. 11, 1863 and shipped north to
a Union prison. He left with pneumonia, was in Hickory
Street Hospital (St. Louis, MO) where he dies. He was
buried the same day at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery (St. Louis,
Judy Horton had their second son, Ralph H.
Horton (great-grandfather of Russell Jordan), in 1860.
Judy Horton doesn't appear on the 1860 census, so the
birth place of Ralph Horton is not documented.
The next record of Judy Horton is in 1880 in
Beaumont (Jefferson Co., TX) in the household of Calvin
Horton, her oldest son.
A portion of this
material is the research of: Ray H. Nelson.