William Henry Horn

18 November 1821–17 June 1908 (Age 86)
Tedburn St Mary, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Horn was born on 18 November 1821, in Tedburn St Mary, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Horn, was 29 and his mother, Mary Brewer, was 31. He married Sarah Morrish on 19 December 1842, in Crediton, Devon, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 17 June 1908, in Sublett, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Sublett, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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William Henry Horn
Sarah Morrish
Marriage: 19 December 1842
William Horn
Mary Ann Horn
John Horn
Maryann Horn
George Henry Horn
Joseph Horn
James Horn
Moroni Horn
Sarah Isabella Horn
Daniel Horn

Spouse and Children

19 December 1842
Crediton, Devon, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 25

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 Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch horn ‘horn’, applied in a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made small articles, such as combs, spoons, and window lights, out of horn; as a metonymic occupational name for someone who played a musical instrument made from the horn of an animal; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a horn-shaped spur of a hill or tongue of land in a bend of a river, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element (for example, in England, Horne in Surrey on a spur of a hill and Horn in Rutland in a bend of a river); as a nickname, perhaps referring to some feature of a person's physical appearance, or denoting a cuckolded husband.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named, from Old Norse horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.3 Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from horn ‘horn’, ‘spur of land’.

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

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Point Lookout

Point Lookout Above a flat on the west side of Lookout Pass (General Johnston's Pass in the days of the Pony Express) we find the marker for the location of the station also known as Point Lookout. …

Sources (3)

  • William Horn in household of John Horn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Horn in household of Robert Priston, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Horn, "United States Census, 1880"

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