Biography of Joseph H. Horton


Horton, Joseph H., Buffalo, was born in Terrytown, Pa., June 2, 1842, and after availing himself of the schools of his native town, he entered the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute at Towanda, remaining there through 1858 and 1859, after which he was associated with his father in business until 1862. The Civil war was in progress at that time and Colonel Horton enlisted August 7 in the 141st P. V., being chosen first lieutenant of Co. A on August 21. The regiment was assigned to the First Brigade of the Third Corps and entered immediately into active service; five days after his first battle (Fredericksburg) Colonel Horton was made captain of Co. A. He was engaged in the following battles: Fredericksburg, Cedars, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, White Oak, Sailor's Creek, and at Lee's surrender. After the war he was again associated with his father in business until 1869. In October, 1866, he was married at Worcester, Mass., to Abbie H. Newcomb, and they have one child, Mrs. Grosvenor R. Trowbridge. From 1871 to 1874 Colonel Horton was superintendent of the Sullivan Anthracite Coal Company. In 1875 he went to Ithaca, N. Y., to take charge of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company's business, and in 1884 he was appointed general northern sales agent of the same company, with headquarters at Buffalo, which position he now occupies. Colonel Horton is a member of the Loyal Legion, the Union Veteran Legion, the G. A. R., and is a 32° Mason.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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