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Lancaster Co, SC Hortons Barnabus??
Posted by: Donald Horton (ID *****5031) Date: February 22, 2012 at 14:25:30
In Reply to: Re: Horton Family Reunion - June 2012 - Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill, TN by Iris Subel Lloyd of 6878

The info you are ‘just passing along’ needs to be carefully studied. Without casting too many aspersions on a very nice lady who wrote a very nice book, the connection between the Lancaster Co, SC Hortons and Barnabus was mostly wishful thinking. A Grand Dame of Tennessee society, she states up front that a connection to Barnabus gives one almost automatic membership in The National Society of Colonial Dames. Barnabus indeed had a descendant named Joshua who was an explorer of what is today Tennessee. He received lands in both Tennessee and North Carolina for his service. When Claiborne and Henry Cato Horton moved from Lancaster Co, to Tennessee she surmised that they MUST have been returning to lands previously owned by their great-grandfather Joshua; therefore the these Hortons MUST be descended from Barnabus. Where’s my membership application? Every single clue I have ever seen indicates that the Lancaster Co Hortons descended from Amos Timms Horton. The Lancaster Horton’s DNA is haplotype G2a. Only 5% of Europeans have this type. It is most often found in the Caucasus region between the Black and Caspian Seas, where it is the predominant type 60%: Southern Russia; Albania; Georgia; Armenia; Azerbaijan; eastern Turkey; Iran. One family of Timms also has this haplotype; Amos Timms; descended from the Middle Eastern Tammermans. This would indicate that Martha was not a Timms as commonly accepted, but was married to a Timms, who was actually Amos' father. The widow Martha Timms subsequently married Daniel Horton and Amos took his name. Any info anyone possesses to the contrary will be gratefully accepted.

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