Leonidas Horney

4 September 1817–16 May 1863 (Age 45)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life 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 6 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
Emilia Ann 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

Spouse and Children

2 September 1840
Schuyler, Illinois, United States


    Celeste E. Horney


    James Monroe Horney


    Samuel Madison Horney


    Malinda Horney


    Leonidas Hardin Horney


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings






    Cornelius Vosburgh


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

1 German: Eastphalian or Americanized form of a personal name composed of the 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.2 English: probably a derivative of Horn .

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

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Story Highlight

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 …

Sources (3)

  • Leonadas Horney, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Leonidas Horney, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Leonidas Horney, "United States Census, 1860"

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