James Henry Hornsby

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

The Life Summary 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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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

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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: 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.

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

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Sources (19)

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

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