Pete Donaldson provided this
also) that Great Alliance Quarterback, John Robert Borton, was inducted
The Stark County High School Hall of Fame. His stats for the
Cleveland Browns are here.
The Wilson Family connection to Great Alliance Quarterback, John Robert
Borton, is indicated by this page (lifted from the Cyrus
Borton family website by Hugh Wilson in September of 2009 and
The Alliance Borton family tree, at least that part that includes John
Borton and the Wilson Clan, had beginnings in Aynho, Northamptonshire
England, our lineage is highlighted in green/yellow
was a N.J. Assemblyman 1683-1685.
Anne converted to the Quaker faith and came to America because
of religious persecution. They settled in New Jersey.
John and Hannah were owners of a farm near Mt. Laurel, New
land is now called the PAWS farm and is a sanctuary for injured wild
animals. Their website http://www.pawsfarm.com/ gives a little history of
when John and Hannah gave the farm to their daughter Hannah and her
husband, John Darnell. Click on "Darnell Farmstead"on that
a Quaker minister for thirty-one years.
Note: Samuel was a speaker
and worker in the Friends Meeting House (Quaker)
Married Tabitha Rodman in 1798
Note: Tabitha Rodman is apparently the contributing source of
Native American DNA, according to Wilson family lore. There is no
evidence available to support this notion
Daniel and Tabitha moved to Alliance, Ohio in the winter of
The winter was so harsh that in the spring they decided to go back to
New Jersey. Getting as far as Quaker Hill, just south of Sebring,
they saw that the peach trees were in bloom and decided to settle there.
DANIEL BORTON II
Married Mary Foughty in 1825
(Grandfather of Great Alliance Quarterback, John Robert Borton)
Horace Potter Borton
(Grandfather of Mary Pauline Borton, 2nd wife of Dan Wilson, Charlotte
Daniel Borton came west to Ohio in 1816, when lands were
available. He was
given land by the government, the land was 77 plus acres located on the
Northwest corner of what is now Bandy and Buck Road, in
Columbiana Co. The Bortons are listed by the Ohio Geneological
Society as among the 'First Families of Ohio' in that Daniel entered
the state before 1820.
Married Amos M. Wilson in 1853
children but only two survived to maturity, John (b. 17 Aug 1857) and
Eliza Jane (b. 1 Mar 1865)
Note: Charlotte Borton was
probably born and raised on the Borton family farm on Buck Road and
Bandy Road. She is buried with Amos and four of their children at
the Pentz Cemetery, near the
junction of Bandy Road and Hartley Road.