James Henry Hornsby

23 October 1823–12 March 1917 (Age 93)
Roane, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Hornsby was born on 23 October 1823, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Hornsby, was 29 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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Family Time Line

James Henry Hornsby
1823–1917
Harriet Covington Coleman
1833–1913
Marriage: 14 November 1849
Ann Elizabeth Hornsby
1850–1923
Mary Emma Hornsby
1853–1943
Richard Hornsby
1855–1855
Susan Josephine Hornsby
1856–1928
William Covington Hornsby
1858–1916
James Henry Hornsby
1861–1876
Lucy Ellen Hornsby
1867–1961
Benjamin Jackson Hornsby
1870–1945
Nathaniel Hornsby
1872–1951
Robert Coleman Hornsby
1876–1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 November 1849
McMinn, Tennessee, United States
children

(10)

    Ann Elizabeth Hornsby

    Female1850–1923Female

    Female1853–1943Female

    Richard Hornsby

    Male1855–1855Male

    Female1856–1928Female

    William Covington Hornsby

    Male1858–1916Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Hornsby

    Male1794–1863Male

    Female1800–1880Female

siblings

(17)

    William Hornsby

    Male1821–Male

    Benjamin M Hornsby

    Male1822–1905Male

    Ann Camelia Hornsby

    Female1823–Female

    Emaline Hornsby

    Female1823–Female

    Male1823–1917Male

+12 More Children

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: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from the genitive case of the Old Norse byname Ormr ‘serpent’ ( see Orme 1) + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The form of the name seems to have been influenced by confusion with Hornby . The surname is widespread in northern England.

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Sources (3)

  • James Hornsby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James H Hornsby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James H Hornsby, "United States Census, 1910"

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