Sarah Horton, a Mayflower descendant, was born in 1754 in Hebron, Conn. She was the daughter of Stephen Horton and Prudence (Rowley) Horton.
A Sarah Horton married John Nichols. See below. Does anyone know if these Sarah Hortons are the same person?
John, son of Captain George Nichols, was born in 1748. It is sufficient proof of the ample means and
superior station of the family, to know that he was educated at Yale College, at a time when a collegiate
education was within the reach of very few. He was graduated in 1773, and being intended for the
Episcopal ministry, was about to proceed to England for ordination to holy orders, when the outbreak of the
Revolution caused an entire change in his plans. He received the degree of Master of Arts, in 1776, and at
the time of his preparation to proceed to England, he was provided with letters of the strongest
commendation to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. He married Sarah Horton, March 2nd
1775, and, after some changes of residence, settled at Kinderhook, where he founded an academy which
attained some distinction as an educational institution. At one time he numbered among his pupils Martin
Van Buren, afterward president of the United States. He removed to Athens about 1800, and lived at first
in the upper village, or Esperanza. His children were Isabel, who married Joel Post, of Hebron,
Connecticut; Nancy, wife of _____ Rowley; Jane, wife of James Ransom; Grace, wife of Castle Seeley;
Prudence, wife of Dudley Watrous; Sarah, wife of Dr. Elbridge G. Dunnell; Harriet, wife of Jeduthan
Steele; Julia, wife of Nathan Clark; Henry, who died at an early age; William, who resided at Troy, and
afterward at Poughkeepsie; and Sylvester.