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.
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