Elijah Elbert Horner

9 October 1834–12 January 1863 (Age 28)
Perry, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elijah Elbert

When Elijah Elbert Horner was born on 9 October 1834, in Perry, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Horner Jr., was 41 and his mother, Sarah Sparks, was 36. He married Ryanza Regina Nix about 1858, in Perry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 12 January 1863, in Perry, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 28.

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Elijah Elbert Horner
Ryanza Regina Nix
Marriage: about 1858
J M Horner
Pleasant Henry Horner

Spouse and Children

about 1858
Perry, Tennessee, United States


    J M Horner


    Pleasant Henry Horner


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World Events (6)

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 1

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

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

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, German, and Dutch: from Horn 1 with the agent suffix -er; an occupational name for someone who made or sold small articles made of horn, a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal, or a topographic name for someone who lived at a ‘horn’ of land.2 habitational name from Horner in Diptford, Devon, which is named from Old English horn ‘horn of land’ + ora ‘hill spur’, ‘ridge’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Horn 4.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Elijah E Horner in household of John Horner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • E E Homer, "United States Census, 1860"

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