4 September 1817–16 May 1863 (Age 45)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States
When Leonidas Horney was born on 4 September 1817, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel B Horney, was 28 and his mother, Emelia Charles, was 15. He married Jane Crawford on 2 September 1840, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Schuyler, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Littleton, Schuyler, Illinois, United States in 1860. In 1854, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as county surveyor in Schuyler, Illinois, United States. He died on 16 May 1863, in Champion Hill, Hinds, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Thompson Cemetery, Littleton Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.
Leonidas Horney was my third great grandfather. He served with distinction during the Civil War. Shortly before his death, he received a letter of commendation for capturing several enemy artillery …