NANCY HORTON (BULLOCH)
Nancy Horton was the oldest child of Julius and Susan P. Horton. She married James Whitis Bulloch, a native of Georgia, and of the same Bulloch family that became very noted in that State in after years.
Bulloch was a man of great force of character, but extremely improvident and an earnest and conscientious believer in letting every day provide for itself. He was the commander of the citizen forces that attacked and routed the Mexican forces at Nacogdoches August 2nd, 1832. They raised a large family in the south part of San Augustine County, and many of their descendants live there to this day. Their oldest daughter was named Maria, and she married a man named Conkrite, and by him had two children, Albert Horton and Eliza Conkrite. Albert is dead and Eliza who married Dr. Stubblefield (now dead) is living at Chireino, Texas.
The next oldest daughters, Susan and Elizabeth, both married men named Thacker and raised large families of children. They are both doubtless long since dead and children scattered to the four winds.
The next girl was named Sarah. She married a man named Bullock, changing her name only as to the orthography. Bullock died soon after the civil war and his widow was living in Seymour, Texas, when last hear from.
Two younger girls Ann and Amanda have long been dead.
They had also four boys viz: – Julius Horton Bulloch, James Dixon Bulloch, Henry Purnell Bulloch and Irvin Bulloch. Julius died in early youth. Irvin was murdered by a man named Taylor soon after the war. James Dixon was elected Sheriff of Jefferson County, and died at Beaumont more than twenty years ago. Henry is still living so far as I know. James D. Bulloch was for many years reckless and intemperate and it was he who fired the shot on the public square of San Augustine in 1861 that precipitated the fight that resulted in the death of John Ehove, and Alexander Chumley, and the serious wounding of himself, Dodd Chumley, Alexander Horton, James Waterhouse and Horton Wood, the breaking up of family ties, the entailing of untold grief and sorrow upon women and children, and an entire change in the current events and prospects in the lives of several men and women.
James W. Bulloch and Nancy his wife have long been dead. They both died near the little town of MIllwood in Collin County, she in 1853 and he in 1856. About two hundred yards West of Millwood is a beautiful rise in the prairie, and upon that Nancy Bullock found a last resting place. Learning where she was buried Alexander Horton, who at that time owned a large body of land there, had the county surveyor to lay off four acres of land, and deeded it to the county as the Nancy Bulloch cemetery, and I presume it is known as such today. And there side by side far removed from kindred dust, waiting the judgment day, rests in a land of strangers the ashes of James W. and Nancy Bulloch.
Jane Horton Holland.
Jane Horton, the second daughter of Julius and Susan P. Horton was married to a Mr. Holland before the family moved to Texas. They settled at Mobile, Ala. where Holland was a successful merchant for many years, and up to the time of his death. I never met but two of her children, Henry P. Holland, who was around San Augustine for several years before the war, and Mrs. Taylor at her home in Weiss Bluff in Jefferson County in 1861. What became of Henry Holland I never knew; perhaps he was killed or died during the war. Taylor moved to Arkansas soon after the war and I have never heard from them since.
MRS. NELLIE HORTON DIED OCTOBER 11TH
Newspaper, October 2, 1922 (Contributed)
Mrs. Nellie Horton was born Dec. 9, 1878. Died Oct. 11, 1922. Was therefore, 44 years, 10 months and 2 days old at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Dugger and was born and reared in Collin county. Her mother, Mrs. J. T. Dugger, died last January. She is survived by her husband and three children, Mrs. Joe Nolan, Alton and Myrtle at home; also by her father and the following brothers and sisters: Wiley Dugger, Dallas; P. G. Dugger, Alexandria, La.,; Mrs. W. J. Davis, Olney, Texas and Mrs. Wallace Wilson, McKinney.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church at Climax, of which she was a member, conducted by the Rev. Bob La Fevre, a Baptist minister, and a very close friend of the family. The large concourse of relatives and friends who gathered to pay their last respects to her was a demonstration of the esteem in which she was held in her community. All that loving hands and kind neighbors could do was of no avail, and the Lord said, “Come up Higher,” for it was He who said, “Blessed are the dead who died in the Lord for henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them.”
Surely the kind deeds and good works she did while here on earth shall follow on and on through the years to come. She has left her children a rich inheritance more precious than gold, and an example worthy of emulation, that of giving her life in service for others.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Horton, Sr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 31 from 1-5 p. m. with a reception at the home of their son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lafon Route 5, McKinney. Their sons, J. D. Horton, Jr. and Mike Horton and their daughters, Marilyn Horton - Lafon and Linda Horton - Milam will host the occasion honoring their parents. All friends and family are cordially invited to attend.