James Albert Van Horn

28 May 1844–
,, Nj

The Life of James Albert

When James Albert Van Horn was born on 28 May 1844, his father, James D. Van Horn, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Haring, was 38. He married Emma Rear on 28 May 1867, in Paterson Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Washington Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States in 1850.

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James Albert Van Horn
Emma Rear
Marriage: 28 May 1867
Carrie Rear Van Horn

Spouse and Children

28 May 1867
Paterson Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James D. Van Horn


    Sarah Haring




    John J Van Horn



    Cornelius Haring Van Horn


    Elizabeth Augenette Van Horn


    Sara Maria Van Horn


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 3

A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 31

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (2)

  • James A Van Horn in household of Jones Van Horn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James A Van Horn in household of James Van Horn, "United States Census, 1860"

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