Alexander Hamilton Horton papers, 1813; 1854-1925.

Creator: Horton, Alexander Hamiliton, d. 1890.
Collection number: 3945
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Abstract: Alexander Hamilton Horton was a farmer and general merchant of Wilkes County, N.C. Chiefly business and legal papers of Horton, of other members of his family, and their neighbors in the areas near Wilkesboro and Elkinville in Wilkes County. Included are bills, receipts, and accounts concerning lands and farming in Wilkes and Caldwell counties, and to a lesser extent in Missouri. There are some records of Horton as clerk of the Wilkes County Superior Court, 1875-1887. Papers after 1890 relate to his widow, Mary Jane Vogler Horton, and their son, Hamilton Vogler Horton, Winston-Salem, N.C., with scattered items relating to the latter’s dental practice. Volumes include miscellaneous merchants’ records, 1868-1871; scattered account books; and legal memoranda.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection