Loss of an infant and a wife

Yesterday I shared the names of family members who died during Horton’s life and the years of their deaths. My next few posts will include the causes of their deaths.

Horton’s 2 year old daughter Ruth died of croup in the spring of 1796. She was about 16 months old. ┬áHer mother, Anna Mace Howard died less than a year later of consumption.

There were many respiratory illnesses at that time – not all accurately diagnosed and none that were easily treated.


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