Bell Anthology - Horn Brothers

The Raymond M. Bell Anthology

The Horn Brothers of
Washington County, Pennsylvania

     About 1774 the Horn brothers, John 32, Christopher 29, Hardman 
27 and the Hewitt brothers, Philip 33, Peter 31 came to Washington 
County. They were newly wed, except John, who was single. In the 
1783 Amwell Township tax list the Hewitts and John and Hardman Horn 
are listed together. Christopher was in adjoining (West) Bethlehem 
Township. In 1786 Hardman moved to what is now Buffalo Township.
     They came from the region of Hagerstown, Maryland. Hardman may 
have lived across the Potomac in Berkeley County, (West) Virginia, 
for his oldest son, Martin, said he was born in Virginia. This was 
all part of a fairly large migration from western Maryland to the 
newly opened up southwestern Pennsylvania.
     The earliest record of the Horn family is the 1771 baptism at 
Zion Reformed Church, Hagerstown of George Horn b February 17-1771, 
parents Christopher and Catharine Horn, sponsors Philip Hewitt 
and wife, Eve. In 1772 John Horn b Apr 7-1772 was baptized at Ger-
man Evangelical and Lutheran Church, Funkstown (5 miles southeast 
of Hagerstown) with Peter Hewitt sponsor. Peter was a Horn sponsor 
in Washington County in 1791. Philip Hewitts' son Henry was bap-
tized at Zion in 1772, so Lewis at Funkstown 1773.
     The Horns were from a German-speaking country. A Christopher 
Horn and a John Horn landed at Philadelphia in 1753. Other Horns 
who took the oath of allegiance were George, Jacob, Martin - all 
Washington County Horn names. The names of the parents of the Horn 
brothers are not known. The Horn Papers (not trustworthy) say the 
father was Jacob. The mother may have been a Hardman - a name found 
in ship lists and in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

JOHN HORN b Oct 6-1742 d Sep 26-1826 Amwell Two m1 1775 Sarah Gard-
  ner c1755-c1784, m2 c1784 Catharine Gardner b Feb 29-2752 d Apr 27 1832
1. David 1776-1824 m 1806 Ann Black 
   Ch: Elizabeth, John, Catharine, Jacob, Rebecca, 
       Michael, Sarah, Samuel, David
2. Daniel b Feb 9-1778 d 1841 m c1801 (Mary) Magdalena --- 1779-
   Ch: Catharine, David, Daniel, John, Martin, Laurana, Nancy, 
       Elizabeth, Adam
3. Michael 1780-1820 m1 Elizabeth Clark, m2 Elizabeth Closser -1854 
   Ch: Mary, Sarah, Henry, John, Isaac, Nicholas, Margaret
4. Elizabeth c1782- m 1832 Lewis Redd
5. Mary c1785- m Frederick Hohexman
6. Catharine c1788- m --- Hill
7. Susanna b Mar 5-1790 d Aug 2-1873 m 1806 Joseph Huffman 1782-1839
8. Ann c1792- m George Sowers
9. John b Apr 28-1794 d Nov 11-1868 m1 1815 Mary Closser 1789-1838 
   m2 1839 Margaret Carter (Andrews) 1818-1885 
   Ch: John, Mahala, Harriett, Andrew, Maria, Robert, Sydney
10. Sarah 1797-1872 m 1815 Jacob Swagler 1795-1876

CHRISTOPHER HORN b Jul 1745 d Dec 14-1809 West Bethlehem Twp 
  m 1770 Catharine Watson b 1748 d Nov 28-1828
1. George b Feb 17-1771 MD living 1809
2. John b Apr 17-1772 Md d Apr 6-1856 m1 1791 Barbara Young 1769-
   1838, m2 1839 Mary Shape 1810-1897 
   Ch: Jacob, Catharine, Mary, Christopher, George, John, 
       Elizabeth, David, Adam, Samuel, Susanna, Leah, Lydia, 
       Joel, Joseph, Joshua, Martin, Elva
3. Catharine b Dec 22-1774 d May 31-1853 m John Dague 1788-1838
4. Margaret 1776- m bef 1800 Andrew Gantz
5. Elizabeth 1778- living 1809
6. Mary 1780- living 1809
7. Christina 1783- living 799, dead 1809
8. Jacob b Dec 31-1786 d Oct 12-1858 m Mary --- 1783-1853 
   Ch: Mary, Catharine, James, Andrew
9. Magdalena 1788- living 1809
10. Sabina b Mar 19-1791 d Mar 16-1851 m Jonathan Delong 1794-1868
11. Anna 1793- m Henry Meek

HARDMAN Horn b Jan 17-1747 d Oct 1811 Buffalo Twp m 1771 
  Elizabeth Hough b 1748 d Dec 27-1823 Knox Co. Ohio
1. Martin b Mar 11-1772 Va d 1856 m1 c1793 Margaret Wilkins 1774-, 
   m2 Margaret Sharp 
   Ch: Hardman, Rosanna, John, Jacob, Joseph, Mart, Martin
2. Christian b Jan 29-1774 d Sep 1-1848 Knox Co m Jul 2-1795 
   Mary Wolf b Aug 1-1776 d Sep 28-1850 
   Ch: John, Elizabeth, Hardman, Sabina, Peter, Benjamin, Mary, 
       Christian, Martin, Delilah, Noah, Abraham S
3. Isaac b 1776 d Nov 16-1844 Hopewell Twp m c1802 Mary Ann --- 1779-1838 
   Ch: Mary, Abraham, Christopher, Delia, Isaac, Polly
4. Catharine b 1778 d Feb 3-1805 m c1797 Lewis Hewitt 1773-1864
5. Jacob b Apr 12-1781 d Mar 16-1858 Knox Co m 1808 
   Magdalena Ely b Oct 11-1787 d Dec 24-1862 
   Ch: Elizabeth, Mary, Abraham, Jacob, Susannah, John, Solomon, 
       Catharine, Sabina, Rosanna, Kesiah, Christina
6. Elizabeth b Aug 18-1785 d Jan 26-1849 m c1805 
   Philip Dennis b c1778 d 1835 Knox Co
7. Joseph b 1787 d Nov 21-1853 Knox Co m 1811 
   Susanna Ely b Oct 17-1787 d Mar 16-1874 
   Ch: Hardman, William, Mary, John, Isaac, Elizabeth, Martin, 
       Jacob, Abraham, Joseph, Keziah, Solomon
8. Mary Ann b Sep 16-1790 d Mar 23-1862 m Nov 9-1809 
   Peter Ealy b Apr 22-1785 d Apr 7- 1869 Knox Co
9. Benjamin b 1792 d Jul 7-1855 Knox Co m c1814 Anna --- 1796- 
   Ch: Hardman, Daniel, Miriam, Elizabeth, Hiram, Josiah, 
       David, Ann, Washington, Prudence, Benjamin

This article was transcribed by Liz DuBois of Bremerton, WA in August 1998.

Raymond M. Bell Anthology     Genealogy in Washington Co., PA

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