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Valentine Baxter Horton
Birth: Jan. 29, 1802
Windsor
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1888
Pomeroy
Meigs County
Ohio, USA

US Congressman. After attending the Partridge Military School, he studied law in Middletown, Connecticut. He was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Pennsylvania and Ohio. An industrialist pioneer, he ventured into business in the coal and salt industries and was responsible for building the first towboat in Meigs County. He was also the president of the Atlantic and Lake Erie Railway. Elected as an Opposition Party candidate, he represented Ohio's 11th District in the United States House of Representatives, served from 1855 to 1859, and again from 1861 to 1863. He was reelected in 1856 and 1860 as a Republican. In 1861, he was a member of the Peace Convention, where he and fellow delegates tried to prevent civil war. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862 and returned to his home in Meigs County to resume business endeavors. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Clara Alsop Pomeroy Horton (1804 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Valentine Baxter Horton (1826 - 1881)*
  Clara Pomeroy Horton Pope (1834 - 1888)*
  Frances Dabney Horton Force (1837 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beech Grove Cemetery
Pomeroy
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
 
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Originally Created by: K Guy
Record added: Apr 09, 2007
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Valentine Baxter Horton
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Valentine Baxter Horton
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