Cousin Pete Donaldson provided this notice (see this also) that Great Alliance Quarterback, John Robert Borton, was inducted into 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 edited)



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
 
JOHN BORTON
1634-1687
Born in Aynho, Northamptonshire England
Married Anne Kinton in 1658
 
Children
 
Jane Borton
Anne Borton
Elizabeth Borton
Esther Borton
John Borton
William Borton
Susanna Borton
Mary Borton
 
Note:  John was a N.J. Assemblyman 1683-1685.  John and Anne converted to the Quaker faith and came to America because of religious persecution.  They settled in New Jersey.
 
JOHN BORTON
1669-1749
Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Married Hannah Haines in 1695
 
Children
 
John Borton
William Borton
Hannah Borton
Obadiah Borton
Ann Borton
 
Note:  John and Hannah were owners of a farm near Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.  The 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 website.
 
REV. OBADIAH BORTON
1708-1761
 
Married Susannah Butcher in 1732
 
Children
 
Silence Borton
Solomon Borton
Samual Borton
Mary Borton
 
Note:  Obadiah was a Quaker minister for thirty-one years.
 
SAMUEL BORTON
1743-1795
Married Rhoda Packer in 1766
 
Children
 
Obadiah Borton
Eephriam Borton
Samuel Borton Jr.
Eleanor Borton
Daniel Borton
Deborah Borton
Joseph Borton
Susannah Borton
Mary Borton
Jesse Borton
Note:  Samuel was a speaker and worker in the Friends Meeting House (Quaker)
 
 
DANIEL BORTON
1776-1826
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
 
Children
 
Eliza Borton
Sarah Borton
Daniel Borton II
Amos Borton
Mary Borton
Levi Borton
Jesse Borton
Joshua Borton
Darling Borton
Jane Borton
Rebecca Borton
 
Note:  Daniel and Tabitha moved to Alliance, Ohio in the winter of 1815/1816.  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, Ohio they saw that the peach trees were in bloom and decided to settle there.
 
DANIEL BORTON II
Married Mary Foughty in 1825
 
Children

Charlotte Borton
Rachel Borton
Eliza Borton
Cyrus Borton (Grandfather of Great Alliance Quarterback, John Robert Borton)
Sarah Borton
Mary Borton
Daniel Borton
Horace Potter Borton (Grandfather of Mary Pauline Borton, 2nd wife of Dan Wilson, Charlotte Borton's grandson)

Note:  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 Knox Township, 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.
 
CHARLOTTE BORTON
1826-1916
Married Amos M. Wilson in 1853
 
Children
Amos and Charlotte had six 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.

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