William Wade Horton

  • Birth 1814 North Carolina, USA
  • Death 9 Dec 1849 Texas, USA
  • Burial San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 20739354

Wm Wade Horton was the son of Julius and Susanah (Purnell) Horton and the husband of Amanda Teal. His grave was reportedly among the first graves in this cemetery. The land for the cemetery was provided by his brother, Col. Alexander Horton (aide-de-camp to General Sam Houston) for whom the Horton Cemetery is named. Wm Wade Horton was a Texas Ranger. Although it is generally noted that William Wade Horton was married to (1)Amanda Teal and (2)Mary C. McDaniel, and that he had two daughters, Leanna and Susan by Amanda and a daughter Wadeanna by Mary, there is still some disagreement among genealoges in this area.
It is said that he married Mary McDaniel March 1, 1848 at Nacogdoches County and that his daughter Wadeanna was born January 1849. The memoirs of S.H. Horton, nephew of Wm W. Horton provide the following insights: "Wm Wade Horton was eight years old when his widowed mother moved to Texas in 1824. He was a man of fine personal appearance,
sandy hair, deep blue eyes, and a thorough sport. He was a man of most violent temper when aroused, which led him into many shooting scrapes of a more or less serious nature. He died in 1849 from a wound in his
thigh caused by the accidental discharge of a pistol he was carrying in his coat pocket. After mortification set up, he was told by the doctors that the only possible way to save his life was to amputate his leg. Regardless of the entreaties of wife and mother, he refused to have it done. He left a widow and three little girl children, two, Leanna and Susan P. by his first wife, whose maiden name was Amanda Teal, and one Wadeanna, by his last wife, whose maiden name was Mary McDaniel. After his death my grandmother and the two older girls went to my father's to live and the widow to her father's, Capt. McDaniel's."

[Note: It is said that his daughter Wadeanna (Findagrave memorial #75604440) married Zachary T. Cockburn].
[Note: Col. Alex Horton named his son, Wade William, born 1849, in honor of his brother, Wm Wade Horton].


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  • Created by: sam sproles
  • Added: 1 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20739354
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wade Horton (1814–9 Dec 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20739354, citing Horton Cemetery, San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by sam sproles (contributor 46794150) .