Dewitt Clinton Horner

1829–4 November 1868 (Age 39)
Lawrence, Ohio, United States

The Life of Dewitt Clinton

When Dewitt Clinton Horner was born in 1829, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States, his father, Moses Horner, was 27 and his mother, Sarah McFann, was 27. He married Mariah Scott on 1 January 1852, in Mercer, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Jasper, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 4 November 1868, in Van Wert, Ohio, United States, at the age of 39.

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Dewitt Clinton Horner
Mariah Scott
Marriage: 1 January 1852
Sarah Jane Horner
Mary Annie Horner
Richard Horner
George Washington Horner
Nancy Horner
Dewitt K Horner
Alexander F Horner

Spouse and Children

1 January 1852
Mercer, Ohio, United States


    Sarah Jane Horner



    Richard Horner


    George Washington Horner


    Nancy Horner


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Horner


    Sarah McFann




World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 7

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 12

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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 (3)

  • D C Horner, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clinton Horner in entry for Wash Horner, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • D.c. Homer in entry for A.f. Homer and Maggie Bonnell, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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