James Henry Hornsby

Male23 October 1823–12 March 1917

Brief Life History of James Henry

When James Henry Hornsby was born on 23 October 1823, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Hornsby, was 30 and his mother, Eleanor McKiddy, was 23. He married Harriet Covington Coleman on 14 November 1849, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in McMinn, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States for about 40 years. He died on 12 March 1917, at the age of 93, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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James Henry Hornsby
Harriet Covington Coleman
Marriage: 14 November 1849
Ann Elizabeth Hornsby
Mary Emma Hornsby
Richard Hornsby
Susan Josephine Hornsby
William Covington Hornsby
James Henry Hornsby
Lucy Ellen Hornsby
Benjamin Jackson Hornsby
Nathaniel Hornsby
Robert Coleman Hornsby

Sources (22)

  • James Hornsby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H Hornsby, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • James Henry Hornsby, "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1849McMinn, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (17)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 12

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 39

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    Name Meaning

    English (Durham and Northumberland): habitational name from Hornsby in Cumwhitton (Cumberland), recorded as Ormesbyc. 1210 (compare Ormsby ), but later acquiring the prosthetic initial H-. The placename derives from the Old Norse personal name Ormr ‘serpent’ (see Orme ) + Old Norse ‘farmstead, village’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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