James L. Hornbeck

8 February 1825–14 April 1888 (Age 63)
Falling Spring, Alleghany, Virginia, United States

The Life of James L.

When James L. Hornbeck was born on 8 February 1825, in Falling Spring, Alleghany, Virginia, United States, his father, William Moses Hornbeck, was 39 and his mother, Mary Light, was 27. He married Deborah Squires on 27 April 1847, in Barbour, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Barbour, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Upshur, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 14 April 1888, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 63.

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James L. Hornbeck
Deborah Squires
Marriage: 27 April 1847
Emanuel Hornback
Harriet M Hornbeck
Mary Jane Hornbeck
Benjamin Franklin Hornbeck
Sarah Catharine Hornback
Martha Ann Hornbeck
Octavia Cornelia Hornbeck
William E Hornbeck
Asa R Hornbeck
John Wesley Hornbeck

Spouse and Children

27 April 1847
Barbour, Virginia, United States


    Emanuel Hornback



    Mary Jane Hornbeck



    Sarah Catharine Hornback


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Lydia Ann Hornbeck



    Nancy Hornbeck


    Lettice Hewitt Hornbeck


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 19

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Hornbeek, a habitational name from a place named as ‘horn creek’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jas Hornback, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Hornbeck, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Hornbeck, "United States Census, 1880"

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