Edward Charles Horton was born in Passaic, New Jersey, to Alford Laurance Horton and Jean Patricia Ruehl. He is married to the former Joyce Rudolph and together they have four children Trevor Edward Horton, Meredith Blair Horton, MD, Devon Elizabeth Horton, and Connor Alec Horton. 

Ed holds B.A. degrees in Accounting and Economics from Rutgers University where he graduated magna cum laude. His career began as a Certified Public Accountant. He is partner in the Accounting and Advisory firm of Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP and former managing partner of the New Jersey office and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ed was the Founder and Managing Partner of Horton & Company, LLC and was the Former Chairman of the Board of Xicom, Inc.


  • Baronial Order of Magna Charta (Marshal)
  • Military Order of the Crusades
  • Descendants of the Templar Knights (Co-Founder)
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne (Assistant Treasurer General)
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty (Assistant Treasurer General)
  • Society of Colonial Wars (Governor, NJ Society)
  • Society of the Cincinnati
  • Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (Deputy Governor General)
  • Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors (Treasurer General)
  • Society of Mayflower Descendants (Deputy Governor, NJ)
  • Order of the Norman Conquest (Co-Founder; President General)
  • National Society, Americans of Royal Descent
  • Most Venerable Order of Saint Louis
  • Order of the Crown in America
  • Society, Sons of the Revolution (Board of Managers, NJ)
  • Sons of the American Revolution (Past President, Abraham Godwin Chapter, NJ)
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Order of the Three Crusades 1096-1192
  • Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company
  • Huguenot Society of America 
  • Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • National Society Saints and Sinners
  • Order of Descendants of the Justiciars
  • Order of Medieval Women (2nd Vice President)
  • Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain (Royal Bastards)
  • Flagon and Trencher Society
  • Descendants of the Knights of the Bath
  • Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter
  • Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge 
  • General Society of the War of 1812
  • Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • National Guild of Saint Margaret of Scotland
  • Descendants of Cape Cod and the Islands
  • Order of the Monarchs of Rheims (Recording Secretary)
  • One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal


  • An Additional Child for Thomas5 and Mary (Tinkham) Tripp of Dartmouth, New Bedford, and Fairhaven, Massachusetts – The Genealogist, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Fall 2019)
  • John Walker of Hopkinton Massachusetts and Livermore Maine – The Encampment, Vol. 42, No. 2 (Summer 2019)
  • Thomas Foster of Plymouth, Husband of Mary Morton – The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 70, No. 1 (Winter 2022)
  • The Ancestry of Mary Dodson, wife of Thomas Richmond of Freetown, Massachusetts – approved for publication in The American Genealogist (but as yet unpublished).


  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Joseph Campbell Foundation
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Park Avenue Club
  • Social Register
  • Saint David’s Episcopal Church, Kinnelon, NJ