Person:John Horn (43)

John Horn
b.abt. 1782
  • HJohn HornAbt 1782 - 1854
  • WHannah HaysEst 1783 to 1793 - Bef 1853
m. October 1810
m. 27 February 1853
Facts and Events
Name John Horn
Alt Name John Horne
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1782
Marriage October 1810 Chesterfield, South Carolinato Hannah Hays
Marriage 27 February 1853 Benton County, Tennesseeto Penelope "Penny" Holland
Death? January 1854 Benton County, Tennessee

About John Horn [Horne]

John Horn [Horne] was born abt. 1782 and died 1853 in Benton County, Tennessee. He was married twice; first, to Hannah Hays [daughter of John Hays of Smith County, TN] in October 1810; second, to Penelope "Penny" Holland [daughter of Benjamin Holland and Rhoda Key] on 27 February 1853. Penelope was married previously to William Thompson [1797-1842] also of Benton County, TN.


John Horne was named Executor of John Hays, in his will written 22 September 1814 in Benton County, TN, who was the [then] father-in-law of John Horne.


    JOHN HORN Military Record/ Pension

    Soldiers first wife was Hannah Hays; maiden name of widow was Penelope or Pening Holland. She first married William Thompson. The marriage of soldier and widow was February 27, 1853 in Benton county TN. Death of soldier was 1853 or January 1854 in Benton County TN. Death of Widow was July 3, 1895.

    Claimant was previously married to William Thompson who was also a soldier in the war of 1812, he died in 1842 and her children received warrant 4062. In 1853 she married John Horn and now applies as his widow claim was rejected under Act of 1871 by reason of marriage subsequent to Feb. 17, 1815 and under Act of 1878 by reason of no evidence of service. By reason of careless searching see bounty land was found until recent date. Claimant explains in full why she was called "Penning" in bounty land case and Penelope in Pension case.

    Mrs. Penelope Horn applied age 77 on 12 Aug. 1874 in Benton County TN; states she is widow of William Thompson, who served the full sixty days in the military service of the U.S. in the war of 1812 and who was the William Thompson who volunteered in Capt. Joseph William's company in Dixon County TN about Sept. 1814 and honorable discharged at Nashville TN April 1815, that Wm. Thompson was in battle at Pensacola and New Orleans 8th Jan 1815 and that applicant has had a land warrant for service of her said husband but does not recollect the number or the act under which it was issued. That she was married under name of Penelope Holland to Wm. Thompson 25 January 1816 by George Turner at Dixon Co TN, and her said husband died at Benton County TN 6 November 1840 and that she again remarried John Horn in Benton Co TN 1852 by Charles Smith and John Horn died in Benton Co TN 1853 - nor did she have any children by her last husband or the said John Horn -

    Affidavits of Jeremiah Thompson and Lilly Crocker both residents of Benton Co TN state they were present and saw Penelope Horn make her mark to the foregoing declaration and they believe all of her statements are true. On 22 Nov 1878 Penelope Horn, then age 80 in Benton Co TN states she is widow of John Horn deceased; she then stated her husband volunteered in McMinnville TN 1 October 1813 for six months, and was honorably discharged first April 1813 and was then age about 33 when he enlisted; that the maiden name of first wife of John Horn was Hannah Hays, that John Horn resided at various times in Warren, Carroll and Benton Counties TN and Jackson County AL.

    John Horn personally made declaration in Benton Co TN May 6, 1850 age 68, a resident of Carroll Co TN, stating he was first Sergeant in Capt. John B. Quacks First regiment of Mounted infantry under Col. Perkins stating he volunteered in Huntsville AL 7 Dec. 1813. He makes this declaration to obtain bounty land. John Horn service under Capt. John McNeil Company S C mil. soldier original 18080, certificate 11314 war of 1812 bounty land warrant 28106 80 acres, 1850; 28412, 80 acres, 1855 enlisted June 29, 1812, discharged Oct. 30, 1812 South Carolina Militia. Residence 1851, 1855 Chesterfield County SC; 1871 Chesterfield Co SC post office Pine Tree. Maiden name of wife Mary Horne married wife Oct. 1810 Chesterfield SC -

    South Carolina - Chesterfield County May 23, 1871 - John Horne was 79 then and they married in Chesterfield Oct 1810 or 1851 personally age then 58; that he was discharged at Haddrills point Nov 1 1814.

    Transcribed and Contributed by Christine Walters, from Horn Military Records/Authors Burns, Annie Walker.

  2.   History of Missouri:Illustrated Embracing an Historical Account of the Counties of Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, New Madrid, Pemiscot,, Dunklin, Scott, Mississippi, Stoddard, Butler, Wayne and Iron. (Goodspeed Publishing Company, 10 May 2004)
    pg. 1003-1004.

    In November 1877, he [Newton T. Strickland] was united in marriage with Sophronia I. Thompson, a native of Benton County, Tenn., born on August 17, 1855. She is a daughter of Albert and Amanda (Jarrell) Thompson, natives of Tennessee and North Carolina, respectively, who were married on August 17, 1854. The former was a son of William and Peninah (Holland) Thompson, natives of North Carolina, who early immigrated to Tennessee. They had twelve children, five of which are living: Willis, David, Mary Ann, Rhoda (Beasley) and Jerry. Those dead are Benjamin, Lemuel, William, Sharles, Albert, Dollie (Higden) and Eliza (Gossett). The father of these children in 1848, and his widow was married to John Horn, a Baptist minister, who died about eleven months after his marriage. Mrs. Horn is now living in Benton County, Tenn., and is ninely yars of age. She enjoys good health, except that she is now almost blind. She has been very active and energetic, and has ever been a good, kind mother, and a devoted Christian, beloved by all who knew her. She is a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Amanda Jarrell was the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Stires) Jarrell, also natives of North Carolina, who came to Tennessee at an early day.