HORNER
RESEARCH NOTES
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JTR's research notes concerning the Horner family, compiled from various sources.
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HORNER FAMILY HISTORY

From "Wigton-Carter Family 1066-1974 and Related Families (Crooks, Fawcett, Gates, Horner, Lisle, Porter, Tharp, Wallace)" by James Grafton Carter, 2500 Wickliffe Road, Columbus, OH 43221, copyright 1975:

The following is exerpted from the book "This Old Monmouth of Ours" by William S. Hornor (1932), p. 138-9. The family numbers used in "Old Monmouth" are included here in order to help future researchers make identification.

The Hornors of Burlington and Monmouth, New Jersey. This name was brought into England about the year 866, being borne by one of those piratical Northmen, who having invaded Yorkshire, settled there, and founded the family under present consideration.

"Thomas Horner, H-1 (1) of the parish of Ilksley, in the West Riding of York, is traditionally the source of the line, and the grandfather of John, H-2 (3) (who died in 1504). John, H-2 (3) is supposed to be the father or grandfather of Bernard, H-3 (5). Bernard H-3, was an eminent merchant of York who died in 1559 and is buried at St. Crux, York. His sons were James, H-4, (6) and Robert H-5 (7). Robert H-5 (7) was of the City of York where he died in 1599, leaving a son Robert, H-6 (8). This Robert, H-6 (8) was of Leeds and had children John, H-7 (9) and Bartholomew, H-8.

"John Horner, H-7 (9) was a resident of Tadcaster, England. His children were:

  • H-9 John (10)
  • H-10 Benjamin (11) who married Mary Penson 1675, 15P-1.
  • H-11 Isobel (12) who married Thomas Cockshort, 18C-1.
  • H-12 Isaac (13) settled first in Oyster Bay, Long Island, he was clerk of the Friends Meeting and known as the scribe, he later moved to Burlington County, New Jersey near his brother, John.

"John, H-7 (9) was a man of means, and a follower of George Fox. Much concerning the persecution of him and his family may be found in Evan's "Suffering Friends." The family early divided into two main branches, the one centering about the City of York, Yorkshire, England, the other seated at Cels, near Glastonbury in Somersetshire, England, south of Bristol. The race has long been famed in tales of macromancy and mysticism as may be found in the writings of Cowper and of Sir Walter Scott and for "practicality" as is witnessed by the many nursery tales and rhymes that deal with us, as "little Jack Horner", the "House that Jack Built" and countless other nursery jingles. The Hornor spelling has been in use in our line since 1580.

"John, H-9 (10) was born in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England about 1630 and died "suddenly" at White Hill, West Jersey, Feb. 25, 1689. He was a man of substance and a Friend, who left his native land on account of persecutions of his fellow Christians. He reached Burlington, New Jersey in the ship, New Providence, Nov. 1, 1683 accompanied by his third wife and four children with ten servants. In 1684 he purchased from William Black the White Hill property of 200 acres on the Delaware, just south of the Farnsworth estate, where King Joseph Bonaparte afterwards made his home. The Hornor homestead is now the site of a State Industrial School. John, H-9 (10) was three times married. His first wife, Isobel, died Jan. 2, 1667. He married secondly March 24, 1668, Sarah, 19W-2, daughter of Edward Wilberforce, 19W-1. She died Sept. 22, 1673, leaving two children, John, H-13 (14) and Mary, H-14 (15). John, H-9 (10) married third Nov. 13, 1675 Mary Pearson, 13P-1, of Tiffenthwaite, Cumberland Co., England, said to be a descendant of the Percys (Earls of Northumberland). By her he had two children, Joshua, H-15 (16) and Isaac, H-16 (17).

"Joshua, H-15 (16) was born at Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England, Sept. 14, 1676 and died in Springfield Township, Burlington Co., New Jersey in 1721 on an estate of 750 acres that he had purchased there. The Christian name of his wife was Mary, her surname not having been recovered.

Their children are:

  • John (24) lived in New Hanover, died 1728.
  • Joshua (25) lived in Upper Freehold, died 1783.
  • Isaac (26) lived in New Hanover, died 1763.
  • Joseph (27) lived in Springfield Township, Burlington Co., NJ, died 1770.
  • Benjamin (28)
  • Deliverance (29)
  • Content (30)
  • Goletoh (31) who is supposed to have married Pleasant Hague 14H-1, in 1728.
  • Mary (32) who married Isaac Walker 24W-1, in 1728.
  • Sarah (33) who married Moses Lambert, 13L-1 of Monmouth County in 1737.

Isaac Hornor, H-19 (26) died in 1763 at New Hanover. The name of his wife has not been recovered.

His children were:

  • William (52)
  • Isaac (53)
  • Content (54) usually called John
  • Joshua (55) married Rachel Gyseperson, 11G-1, August 15, 1759. He died Sept. 1, 1789.
  • Mary (56) who married John Clevenger 13C-1 in 1760.
  • Hannah (57) who married James Garwood, 12G-1 in 1756."

This ends the excerpts from "This Old Monmouth of Ours."

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1966), the rhyme about Little Jack Horner was circulated about 1543 concerning a Thomas Horner. He had purchased the land of the Bishop of Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England, when Henry VIII dissolved the Catholic Church in England and abolished the monasteries from 1536-1539. The deeds for the land were sent in a pie. The appellation "Jack" was the denotation given for a knave that is a "King's Man" particularly under Henry VIII. It still has this connotation in England. The nursery rhymes appeared in 1725 in the book "Namby Tamby" by Henry Earey. A recent sources of data on the nursery rhymes was written in 1969 by Morton called "This Little Puffin."

The John Horner Family

Content, or John, H-29 (54) died in Alexandria, Virginia in 1824. The will of John (54) dated Jan. 27, 1824 is recorded in Probate Book #3, page 180-1, of Alexandria Co., Virginia (now Arlington Co., Virginia). ( A copy of this will is in my possession). The will and deeds use both spelling of Hornor and Horner, but mostly Hornor. He left 2 slaves, Lewis and Clare, to his wife Phebe 13C-2, as well as other property. He gave his son John, H-37, $200.00 to be paid one year after death of his wife and the balance (of estate) after death of wife to the other children excluding John. The interest of the other children vested at his death but receivable after the death of his wife, however, if they die before his wife, then representatives will inherit. No mention is made of John's family or what happens if he should die before one year after his father's death. The executors were son-in-law Richard Thompson and sons William Horner and Reuben Horner. The Executrix was wife Phebe 13C-2. John, H-29 died before June 6, 1824 and William and Reuben each announced their appointment.

The sale of land is recorded in Deed Book S-2, pages 636-7 (1831). On April 16, 1831 the property located in Alexandria was sold to John A. Stewart for $1,500. (A copy of this deed is in my possession). The signers then living in Washington City (Washington, DC) were Richard Thompson, 4T-1, and wife Lydia, H-36, Mary Ann Horner, H-33, William G. Horner, H-35, and Reuben W. Horner, H-34. The property is described as starting 73' west of the corner of Prince and Royal St. and running 52' west parallel to Prince St. (on which it faced) and 157' north parallel to Royal St. with an alley dividing it so that the alley ran parallel to Prince St., 88' back from Prince St. This sale suggests that Phebe, 13C-2, died before April 16, 1831.

The deed states the location as: "beginning 73', 5" to westward Royal Street and running thence northward and by parallel with line of the alley and parallel to Prince Street 10 ft. with the privilege of said alley thence northward by parallel with Royal Street 4 feet, 2-1/2 inches, then southerly one inch, then westwardly parallel with Prince Street 38 feet then southwardly parallel with Royal Street 157 ft. 6 in., thence eastwardly with Prince Street 2-1/2 in. be the same more or less to the beginning of the aforesaid lot."

In "Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy" by Hinshaw, Vol. ?, Fairfax Virginia Monthly Meetings, page 509, is a mention of March 26, 1796 that Phebe Horner, 13C-2, formerly Clevenger, reported marrying out of unity with her mother's brother. Disowned April 23, ? On Page 750, Alexandria Monthly Meeting date of Feb. 20, 1822, John Horner disowned by Fairfax Monthly Meeting reinstated. This would suggest that John Horner had died, but he didn't die until 1824. This could very easily be that Phebe, 13C-2, could have been a step daughter of Mary Horner, H-31, #56 who married John Clevenger, 13C-1, ? is, a daughter of John Clevenger, 13C-1, by a former wife.

The text of Hinshaw, page 750 (Alexandria M.M.) states in connection with Phebe Horner, 13:-2: "disowned by Fairfax M.M., Virginia request reinstatement Feb. 20, 1822, reinstated with consent of Fairfax M.M. June 19, 1823. On October 20, 1825 complaint refusing to give up two slaves left her by her deceased husband until they shall refund the money which was paid for them. Disowned Nov. 24, 1825."

In the Virginia Genealogical, Vol. 4, #1 of Jan.-March, 1960, page 20 is an 1800 tax list of Alexandria, Virginia. For John Horner, E-29, it shows 4 males over 21, 1 horse, and 1 slave over 16 years of age, and no slaves between 12 and 16 years of age. These four males were probably John Sr., H-29, John Jr., H-37,. William G., H-35, and Reuben, H-34. If the boys were all 21 by 1800, then they were born before 1780. Thus Phebe, 13C-2, was not their mother because John, E-29, and Phebe, 13C-2, were married in 1796. The Crooked Run M.M. in Virginia, Warren County, Virginia reported in Hinshaw shows that Phebe Clevenger, 13C-2, was received into membership at her own request Sept. 3, 1785 which suggests she was an adult. Crooked run is in Warren Co., Virginia near Winchester.

The John Forman Records of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey shows the following marriages:

Isaac Horner, H-19, m. (lic.) Aug. 4, 1730 Agnes Sesan, 26S-1. His will dated July 26, 1763. This is Isaac #26.

Content, H-29, (alias John) m. (lic.) July 8, 1758 Mary Butler, 17B-1. The issue per doctor's records: daughter born Mar. 8, 1759 and daughter born Sept. 21, 1760 (this is John #54).

From marriage record cards in File of New Jersey State Library in Trenton, New Jersey:

  • John Horner, H-29 (54) to Mary Butler, 17B-1, is in Liber H page 193, Burlington Co., NJ, July 8, 1758.
  • John Horner, H-29 (54) to Lidia Ashton, 5A-1, is in Liber H page 520, Monmouth Co., NJ, Jan. 20, 1773.
  • Isaac Horner, H-19 (26) to Agnes Sesen, 26S-1, is in Liber 1727-1734, page 108, Burlington Co., NJ, Aug. 4, 1730.
  • Isaac Horner, H-28 (53) to Catherine Howard, 13H-1, is in Liber A, page 206, Burlington Co., NJ, Nov. 7, 1755.

The John Horner Jr., H-37, of the will of 1824 was born in 1779 according to the Ohio census of 1850 as will be shown later. It could be that Mary Butler, 17B-1, died and John Sr., H-29, married Lidia Ashton, 5A-1, in 1773 and that Lidia Ashton, 5A-1, is John Jr's, H-37, mother and the mother of Lydia Horner Thompson, H-36, while Mary Ann, H-33, William G., H-35,and Reuben, H-34, may be the children of John Horner, H-37 and Mary Butler, 17B-1. This would also suggest that John Horner Sr., H-37, was born before 1737, say 1735, and lived until 1824 or 89 years of age. This is not implausible as his granddaughter, Sarah Horner Wigton, H-46, born 1818 in Alexandria, Virginia died in 1912 in Perry County, Ohio at the age of 94.

There are also some interesting land transactions in Mount Holly, NJ Deed Record. Grantors:

Book H-3, page 372, June 2, 1786 John Horner, H-29, and Lydia Horner, 5A-1, in the county of Charlotte and Province of New Brunswick (Nova Scotia) gave power of attorney to Alexander Howard of Burlington Co., New Jersey.

In the collections of the New Jersey Historical Society, Vol. X. "The Loyalists of New Jersey in the Revolution" appears the following: "John Horner, H-29, (Ensign) a trader and planter of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., New Jersey, born in America, served in the British Army from 1779 as Ensign in the King's Militia Volunteers. He was at Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada in 1786."

In Deed Book R, page 420 under date of April 4, 1786 appears: "John Horner, H-29, and Lydia, 5A-1, his wife, by Alexander Howard of New Hanover Township, their attorney, to Caleb Shinn, whereas John and Lydia Horner were seized of 82.85 acres in Burlington County and whereas they gave power of attorney June 2, 1785 where Lydia Horner lately lived, power of attorney recorded Secretary's office H-3, page 373. Claim title 1, William Horner, H-27, to Thomas Plumstead Jan. 3, 1767; 2, Joseph Imlay to Isaac Ivins, Sr., April 29, 1769; 3, Isaac Ivins to John Horner, H-29; 4, Deed, Commissioners of Forfeited Estates for Burlington County to Joseph Taylor May 22, 1779; 5, Deed from Joseph Taylor to Lydia Horner June 11, 1784 (280). Beginning at Cold Spring, near mouth of small brook that empties into Crosswix Creek, called Beaver Dam Brook. Alexander Howard appeared Dec. 31, 1806.

Deed Book R, page 426 date June 11, 1784 Joseph Taylor of Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, Yeoman, to Lydia Horner of New Hanover Township, spinster 1,005 lbs. land in New Hanover Township, known as Tavern Lot, part of plantation sold by William Horner to Thomas Plumstead, Jan. 3, 1767 of 72.85 acres.

Deed Book R, page 427, dated April 18, 1807, John Horner, H-37 and Lydia, F-14, his wife, by Alexander Howard to Britton Moore (same description as Book R, page 420).

These transactions seem to concern land of William, H-27 (52) which was later purchased by his brother John, H-29 (54). The colony then seized the land as John, H-29, was a British officer and sold it but the treat with the English ending the Revolution reversed these seizures. Of course, Taylor made a lot of money out of it, selling it back in two sections. However, I don't understand the Lydia Horner, spinster, as it implies this is a daughter of John's by Mary Butler who would have been age 24 if the 1806 is the controlling date. The Lydia of 1807 is John Jr.', H-37, wife Lydia Fawcett, F-14. Therefore, it would seem that John Jr. obtained and sold some of the land which the Horners had regained after the Revolution. Perhaps this is why he had not shared in the proceeds of the estate except for $200. It would seem that Alexander Howard is a relative of Catherine Howard, 13H-1, the wife of Isaac, H-28 (53) the sister-in-law of John.

Catherine Howard is a famous name in English History. She was the niece of Thomas Howard, the Earl of Surrey and 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and she was also one of the wives of Henry VIII and died in 1542. Her cousin, another Howard, was Ann Boleyn, another wife of Henry VIII and the mother of Queen Elizabeth. Another Howard was later Earl of Effingham, Governor of Virginia in 1685.

John, H-29 (54) then was married three times and had the following children who survived him: Mary Ann, H-33 (possibly a daughter of Mary Butler); Reuben, H-34; William G., H-35; Lydia, H-36, who married Richard Thompson, 4T-1; John Jr., H-37, born 1779 in New Jersey, married Lydia Fawcett, F-14, Dec. 23, 1802 in Crooked Run M.M. Warren Co., Virginia, died Sept. 7, 1850 in Belmont Co., Ohio, buried in Quaker Cemetery, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

John, H-29 (54) and his sons were carriage makers in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria was part of Fairfax Co. before 1800. No doubt they came to Alexandria between 1786 and 1796. Lydia Ashton Horner had died. Therefore John Sr., H-29, advanced in age, was free to marry, which he did in 1796, a woman about 40, Phebe, who cared for the elderly man and looked after the household of 3 boys. The tax list doesn't give the women in the household. Tradition says that John Horner, H-29, made either a carriage or a wagon for George Washington. This would have had to have been before 1800 as George Washington died in 1799. According to Mrs. Glenn Wigton, 3B-2, in her letter to me of June 13, 1974, the data Alice Wigton, W-21, gave her included this sentence not in Appendix to Wigton Family #1. "It is said that John Horner, H-37, the son delivered a carriage they had made upon request to George Washington and was given a silver dollar by Mr. Washington." This would have been an act typical of George Washington to dispel bitter feelings caused by the war. (200,000 Tories left America during the Revolutionary War). No doubt he knew John Horner, H-29, had been a British officer yet he dealt with him as another American citizen to show lesser people the proper behavior. The gift of a silver dollar to the son was also typical of the man. John Jr., H-37, passed this coin down to his children. It is not known who has it today. Phebe, 13C-2, had been going to the Quaker Fairfax, Virginia M.M. and this is why, when she married John, H-29, March 3, 1796, she was disowned as he was not a Quaker. Therefore, Phebe lived in Fairfax, Virginia at least in 1796 and so did John Horner, H-29 (54). They probably had the carriage and wagon works from before 1796 on.

Another tradition in the family is that Gen. Marquis Lafayette gave his farewell address to the army from the balcony of the Horner home in Alexandria, Virginia. He was supposed to have talked from the steps across the street but the crowd was so large that he proceeded around the crowd and appeared on the Horner, H-29, balcony to talk to the assemblage. The location of the Horner home in Alexandria, Virginia was on the north side of Prince St., one lot west of the corner of Prince and Royal Streets. From the data below it is not clear when he talked or whether this was a point from which he waved to the crowd.

In the book "Lafayette, Guest of the Nation" edited by E.E. Brandon, Oxford Historical Press (1957), page 34-43 (a copy of these pages is in my possession) is a description from newspapers of the time of Lafayette's visit to Alexandria, Virginia on Oct. 18, 1824 which was some six or eight months after the death of John Sr. (54); yet while his children were living in Alexandria. On page 35 is a statement: "A little after 3 o'clock (PM) the procession passed the superb arch erected on Washington St. and formed a line, commencing on Washington and extending to the corner of King St., down King St. to the corner of Royal St. The General, accompanied by his son, etc., passed down the line thus formed to Royal St.; immediately upon his wheeling into this street a most interesting scene presented itself - a very large number of male and female children of from five to twelve years of age. The females, clad in white, wearing blue sashes and Lafayette badges, and the males, nearly dressed, with pink colored sashes and badges, were drawn up in 2 rows. As soon as he approached, a beautiful little girl, Rosalia Taylor, the daughter of R.I. Taylor, Esq., stepped forward and in behalf of her brothers and sisters presented him with a handsome and appropriate address. As soon as she had finished, the General in an affectionate manner kissed her. He passed through this assemblage politely, bowing to the children on each side, who strewed his path with flowers to the reception room in the City Hotel where he was received by the major, etc. The General, in a few minutes after (received by the Mayor) appeared at the front door when the whole of the troops (several thousand) passed in review before him; after which they escorted him from the tavern to the quarters prepared for him at Mrs. Lawrason's spacious and elegant brick house at the southwest corner of Duke and St. Asaph Streets. At dusk he attended a public dinner which had been provided for him at the tavern. The company dispersed at an early hour and Gen. Lafayette returned to his quarters where he held a public levee, we understand for the reception of such visitors as might wish to pay their respect to him. At six a general illumination of the houses commenced which continued till 10 o'clock.

Thus it could be that the farewell address was not to the army but a salute to the citizens of Alexandria on the 18th of Oct. 1824. General Lafayette's last visit to the United States.

The John Horner Jr. Family

John Horner (H-37), the son of John, H-29 (54) married Lydia Fawcett, F-14. (See Fawcett Family). In the Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy" by Hinshaw, Vol. 6, page 750 (Alexandria M.M., Virginia an D.C.) is an entry: "Lydia, born Nov. 1787, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Fawcett (Martha, 15B-4) of Crooked Run M.M. (Warren Co., Virginia) complained of marrying out of unity with John Horner by Crooked Run M.M. Dec. 23, 1802. Her acknowledgment accepted, received on certificate Crooked Run M.M. Jan. 26, 1804, dated Nov. ?, 1803. Elizabeth, Thomas F., Martha B., Lydia Ann and Isaac their children received by request by Alexandria M.M. July 21, 1814. Thomas was granted certificate Plainfield M.M. (St. Clairsville, Ohio) April ? 1815, Martha B. removed, granted certificate Plainfield M.M. April 20, 1819; Lydia and her 4 minor children, Elizabeth, Lydia Ann, ? and John received, granted certificate Plainfield M.M. Dec. 21,1823." On page 598 is an entry: "Of Nov. 5, 1803 of the Crooked Run M.M. that Lydia granted a certificate to Alexandria M.M. removed with her husband."

The 1850 census of Belmont Co., Ohio, page 149 (Richland Township residence #596 family #604) there were:

  • H-37 John Horner, age 71, farmer, value of property $3,000, b. in NJ
  • F-14 Lydia Horner, age 68, b. in VA
  • H-43 Isaac Horner, age 38, b. in DC
  • H-45 John Horner, age 36, b. in DC
  • H-41 Martha Horner, age 43, b. DC
  • H-49 Druzilla Horner, age 20, b. OH

This would show that John Horner, H-37, was born in New Jersey about 1779 and his wife Lydia Fawcett, F-14, was born in Virginia about 1781-2. This suggests that the 7 of Hinshaw was misread, that the mother of Lydia was Martha or Sarah. This is a common error in typing of handwritten documents.

Lydia made several trips back home to Winchester, VA. The book "Hopewell Friends, 1734-1934 of Frederick Co., VA" edited by John Wayland shows that Lydia Horner, F-14, was in Frederick Co., VA on October 13, 1813 as on that date she signed a marriage certificate that occurred at Dillens Run Meeting House, page 346, and on April 13, 1825 she signed a marriage certificate at Upper Ridge, page 361.

In this same volume, page 492, it lists Lydia, F-14, as the daughter of Thomas Fawcett, F-3, and wife Martha, 15B-4, and that Lydia was born October 13, 1781. This is the date and the mother (Martha) we will use. The 1830 Ohio Census Index shows John Horner located in Belmont Co., Richland Township, page 242 of census.

In Deed Book H, page 208 of Belmont Co., Ohio is a deed to John Horner, H-37, et al, April 10, 1821 from John Greer for 50 acres?, T6, Sec. 33 on SEQ for which $400 was paid. The land was purchased by Thomas Fawcett, F-20, Benjamin Veal and Joseph Fawcett, F-16 of Frederick Co., Virginia (Winchester) in trust for John Horner of Belmont Co., Ohio for the use of him and his heirs. In the Deed Index Book there were no other entries of purchase or sale for John Horner. Route #70 cuts through this land a few miles west of St. Clairsville.

In Appendix to Wigton Family #1 earlier cited under Wigtons the family data states: "Sarah Horner Wigton was born at Alexandria, Virginia August 10, 1818. Her father, John Horner, married Lydia Fawcett of Winchester, VA, born Quaker parentage. John Horner and father were carriage makers at this time."

It would seem that in 1820 John Horner moved his family from Virginia and by 1821 he was in Belmont Co., near other Fawcetts engaged in farming. John and Lydia continued to live in Belmont County. Their graves are in the Quaker Cemetery on State Route #9 near junction of old Route U.S. 40 at edge of St. Clairsville, in Belmont County. From the gravestones I have found the following:

  • Lydia Horner, 8 mo. 2nd day, 1860, 79 years
  • John Horner, 9 mo. 7th day, 1850, age 71 years, 3 mo. 2 days.
  • Thomas Fawcett, d. 1896, age 70 years (son of Lydia's brother)
  • Rachel Fawcett d. 1869, age 70 years.

This graveyard is also mentioned in Ohio Records and Pioneer Families Vol. 8, page 136.

From my Family Data Sheet, John Horner, Jr., H-37, and Lydia Fawcett, F-14, had the following children: (see appendix to Wigton Family #1)

  • E-38 Lydia Ann, born 1802, VA, married Benjamin Fawcett, 4F-1, of Monroe City, Ohio, March 26, 118.
  • E-39 Thomas F., born 10 Feb 1804, VA, married Mary Ann Parker, 16P-1, 21 Mar 1828, lived in Salem, Ohio.
  • E-40 Elizabeth, born 1806, VA, married Robert Allen, 6A-1, a merchant in Roseville, Ohio
  • E-41 Martha B., born 1807, DC, unmarried
  • E-42 Eunice, married William Haines, 15H-1, of St. Clairsville, 2 Mar 1836, then went to Iowa.
  • E-43 Isaac, born 1812, DC
  • E-44 Amos, born 1812, DC, went into military 14 Oct 1847 (Hinshaw, Vol. 4, page 337)
  • E-45 John Jr., born 1814, DC
  • E-46 Sarah, 10 Aug 1817 Alexandria, VA, died 16 Oct 1912, married James Wigton of Roseville, Ohio on 7 Apr 1842
  • E-47 Phebe Ellen, married John Thompson, 6T-1, Washington, DC 1841
  • E-48 Mary Jane, married Thomas Bonsell, 21B-1, Salem, Ohio 1847
  • E-49 Drusilla, born 1830, Ohio, died 24 Oct 1870, married John William, 25W-1, Cincinnati, Ohio, 14 Sep 1858.

Some of these dates come from the card index file of LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Utah. This source was filed by M.A. Curtis of 2440 7th St., LaVerne, CA between 1937 and 1952. This part quotes as a source the "Fawcett Family History" by TH Fawcett, page 79-83 and Hinshaw, Vol. 4, page 328, 329 (see Fawcett family)

Sarah Horner, H-46, married James Wigton, W-11, on 7 Apr 1842 (see Wigton Family). The parents of Sarah Horner were of English descent while the parents of James Wigton were Scotch-Irish. She was a woman of courage. It was shortly after they had started to farm on their place in Harrison Township, Perry Co. (R14, T14, S9, NWQ) that an Indian came to the door for food. She was alone and frightened, but she told him to wait outside and she would get him something to eat. She carried on a continuous conversation as if someone was at home in the house all the while she was getting the food and the Indian was eating outside. The chair I have as antique was the chair purchased for her to rock her first born child Joseph, W-16) in. It was apparently handmade by someone with a Pennsylvania Dutch background. It is made of pine, the spindle between the seat and arms as well as the seat and rocker are of maple. The pine seat is about 2 inches thick. The rod between the spindles in the rear under the back of the seat is hickory. The original ? was dark brown, almost black. On the spindles between seat and arms was a decorative band of yellow above and below the knobs, the knobs were green with a yellow flower painted on them. A yellowband was placed all around the front edge of the headrest. At a later date someone stained it with a mixture of milk and iron rust. There is a groove on the top of the right arm where Sarah rubber her fingernail as she rocked. She sat in this chair a good deal with advancing age. It is still very sturdy and very comfortable rocker. Sarah Horner Wigton, H-46, died 16 Oct 1912 and is buried aside her husband in the Roseville Cemetery in Section 1.

Sarah Horner, H-46, must have had a tremendous inner peace, for according to my father, James Wigton Carter, responsible men of the community who were troubled would visit and talk with her, almost up to the date of her death. She also apparently had some "feeling" in her fingers as she was sought by members of the family and the community at large for her spiritual healing and "touch." As one gathers from the letter of Mary Jane, W-19, to her son, C-16 (my father) (See Appendix Wigton Family #5e), "Grandma" was held in very high esteem.

For the children of Sarah Horner, H-46, and James Wigton, W-11, see the Wigton Family.

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