Leonidas Horney

Male4 September 1817–16 May 1863

Brief Life History of Leonidas

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.

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Family Time Line

Leonidas Horney
Jane Crawford
Marriage: 2 September 1840
Celeste E. Horney
James Monroe Horney
Samuel Madison Horney
Malinda Horney
Leonidas Hardin Horney
William Jeffrey Horney
Mary Jane Horney
James Monroe Horney
Charles Murray Horney
Emelia Ann Horney
Adelia Horney

Sources (11)

  • Leonadas Horney, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Leonidas Horney, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Leonidas Horney, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1840Schuyler, Illinois, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 2

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · The Treaty of Doak's Stand 

    Age 3

    The Treaty of Doak’s Stand was a treaty with the Choctaw which makes up the majority of Mississippi. It made it so the Choctaw had to give up one-half of their remaining homeland. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 13

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    German: Eastphalian form of a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’ + nit ‘battle fury, eagerness to fight’, or a habitational name from a place so called in Brandenburg or in the Rhineland.

    English: probably a habitational name from Horney Common in Maresfield (Sussex). The placename may derive from Old English hyrne ‘angle, corner of land’ + (ge)hæg ‘fence, enclosure’.

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

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    A little more information about Colonel Leonidas Horney

    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 …

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