Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


J. A. HORTON, the efficient Sheriff of Monterey County, was born in Ohio in 1849, and educated in the Heidelburg College, at Tiffin, Ohio. After completing the course there, he came to California in 1870 and located in Alameda County, where he engaged extensively in farming. At the expiration of six years he came to Monterey County and engaged in farming and dairying on the Bardin Ranch, where he has remained thirteen years. He was married, in this county, to Miss Liva Grimes, the daughter of an old and prominent citizen of Monterey County, and they now have two children. In the fall of 1888 the voters of Monterey County evinced their confidence in, and esteem for, Mr. Horton by electing him, with a large majority, to his present office. And, judging from his kindly, courteous manner, which overlies an iron will and dauntless courage, he is evidently the right man in the right place.

Source: Monterey County : its general features, resources, attractions, and inducements to investors and home seekers. Salinas, Calif.: E.S. Harrison, 1889, 89 pgs.