George R. Horner

George R. Horner[1]

Male 1761 - 1844  (83 years)

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  • Name George R. Horner 
    Born 07 Feb 1761 
    Gender Male 
    _MILT Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Aug 1844 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Melton/Muse Cemetery #70 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1833, Nov 5 -- Revolutionary War Pensions, File #W3996, George Horner and Priscilla Horner
      George Horner [age 72 as of next Feb 7th] and resident of Moore County, NC applied for a pension. He was born 7 Feb. 1762 in Orange County, NC & in 1780 moved to Randolph County, NC to live with his half brother William Horner. Later moved back to Orange County and in 1823 he moved to Moore County, NC. John Williams and James Melton [Moore County residents] filed affidavits of support. His twin brother Thomas Horner, veteran, lived in Orange County in 1833. Widow Priscilla Horner applied Jul 28, 1846 and listed Horner's death date as Aug 2. 1844. She stated that she [Priscilla Windslow] married Horner in Guilford County, NC on 12 May or 12 Aug. 1784 (both dates given). Mary Claves filed affadvit of support. Priscilla died Jan 5, 1853. Son George Washington Horner, the oldest son [Moore County resident] stated he was born Feb 24, 1784. [Editor's note: I believe that Priscilla was George's 2nd wife and that she and son George Washington Horner misstated birth and marriage dates. I believe this relates to the fact that they were concerned that as the 2nd wife she would not be entitled to his pension and they may not have known that his first wife died in 1839 in Dickson County, TN]

      *Note A family Bible says he was born Feb. 7, 1761. Thomas was his twin

      1780, Aug 25 -- Revolutionary War Records
      George Horner enlisted in Orange County, NC

      1784, Sep 4 -- Deed, Book 3 Page 66-67, Orange County, NC
      George Horner and wife, Elizabeth Horner, deeded George Horner Junior 250 acres on the west side of Mountain Creek adjoining Wm. McCulloh and Stephen Wilson (formerly Wm. Ray). James Hunter and Wm. Johnston were witnesses. Proven Fen 1785.

      1785, Jan 6 -- Deed, Book 2 Page 197, Orange County, NC
      George Horner Senr. deeded George Horner Junr. 80 acres on Mountain Creek adjoining Charles Dunnagan and Edward Wothern. Richard Rhodes Jr. and Henry Moore were witnesses. Proven Feb 1786.

      1785, Feb 17 -- Deed, Will Book A Page 354-355, Orange County, NC
      George Horner deeded son James Horner the plantation where George Horner now lives. Thomas Hunter and George Horner Jur. were witnesses. Proven May 1785.

      1793, Mar 25 -- Deed, Book 5 Page 78-79, Orange County, NC
      George Horner Senr. deeded George Horner Junr. 100 acres on Mill Creek of Little River adjoining Abercrombie, Dunnegan, Thomas Gray and Horn. John Watson and Joseph Brittan were witnesses. Proven Feb 1794.

      1800 Census Orange County, NC Page 512
      George Horner
      (26-45) 1M
      (16-26) 1F
      (0-10) 3F

      1810 Census Orange County, NC Page 821
      George Horner
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-26) 2F
      (0-10) 1M 3F

      1820 Census Orange County, NC Page 346
      Geo. Horner
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (10-16) 2F
      (0-10) 1M 3F

      1821, May 17 -- Land Grant #2581, Moore County, NC
      Henry Stutts received 50 acres adjoining George Horner, Stephen Richardson, Sink. Henry Stutts and William Stutts were chain carriers.

      1823 -- Revolutionary War Records
      George Horner moved to Moore County, NC

      1825, May 5 -- Land Grant #2688, Moore County, NC
      Henry Stutts received 50 acres located North of Buffalo Creek adjoining own line, Horner, Kennedy, Sink. Jacob Stutts and William Lakey were chain carriers.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 447
      George Horner
      (50-60) 1M
      (40-50) 1F
      (20-30) 1F
      (15-20) 2F
      (10-15) 1M 2F

      1833, Nov 5 -- Revolutionary War Records
      George Horner applied for Pension in Moore County, NC

      1835 -- Revolutionary War Pension Records
      George Horner, Moore County, NC. Private - Ensign. Lieutenant, North Carolina Militia. $72.33 Annual Allowance; $219.98 Amount Received. Pension started January 24, 1834 at age 73

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 177
      George Horner Sen.
      (70-80) 1M
      (50-60) 1F
      (20-30) 2F

      1844, Aug 2 -- Revolutionary War Records
      George Horner died in Moore County, NC

      1844, Nov 2 -- 1844-1847 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 85-86
      Priscilla Horner granted Administration of estate of George Horner, Senr. dec'd with $500 bond. George W. Horner and Miles Muse were securities. Ordered that the lands of George Horner Senr. dec'd be released from payment of double tax for the year 1843.

      George W. Horner and Miles Muse made oath that George Horner Senr. died Aug 2, 1844 and was on the Pension list roll for North Carolina at a rate of $73.33 per annum and Priscilla Horner is the widow and is entitled to receive whatever arrears of pension may have been due at his death.

      Priscilla Horner v. Exparte.
      Joel Sullivan Esq., John McLeod, William Stewart and Henry Stutts Senr. be appointed committee to allot and set off Priscilla Horner, widow and relict of George Horner Senr. dec'd and family one year provision

      1844, Nov 26-Jan 15,1845 -- Records of Estates Book E Page 58-59, 316-319, Moore County, NC
      Estate of George Horner, dec'd. by Administrator Priscilla Horner
      Notes were listed on the following: David Jones and M.J. McKay. Accounts were listed on the following: William Williamson, John Muse and Abram Hunsucker. Items were purchased by the following: James Melton, Alex. Kelly, Geo. Williams, and Geo. Horner.
    Person ID I00394  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2015 

    Father George Horner,   b. 1726, Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 25 Mar 1793, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Holloway,   b. 1725,   d. Aft 1784  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F1146  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth Fussell,   b. Jun 1775,   d. Bef 12 Mar 1839, Dickson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [3, 4
    Married 26 Jun 1793  Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1811, Dec 10 -- Deed [?] Orange County, NC
      George Horner to Moses Fussell, one negro woman named Jude, many items of furniture, for use of George Horner's wife Elizabeth whom he was legally separated from and her children Lucy King, Dicey Horner, George Wyatt Horner. Witnesses: Wm. Norwood, A. B. Bruce.

      1839, Apr 4 -- Deed Book F. Page 452, Dickson County, TN
      Articles of agreements made and entered 12 Mar 1839 between George W. (Wyatt) Horner, Lucy King, William Austin and Andrew A. Brown, all of Dickson County, TN. Mentions the 1811 contract between George Horner of Orange County, NC and his wife Elizabeth Horner to live separate and apart during their lives and in consideration hereof made a conveyance for her benefit in which he gave to her during her life the use and services of a certain Negro Woman Slave named Jude, and her future increase, and at the death of the said Elizabeth Horner the said negro Jude and her future increase was to be divided between the children of Elizabeth Horner: Lucy King, Dicey Horner (now Dicey Austin) and George W. (Wyatt) Horner. Elizabeth Horner is now deceased and the said negro woman and her increase have now been divided between the children: Lucy, Dicey, and George Wyatt Horner.

    Children 
     1. Lucretia "Lucy" Horner,   b. 1794
     2. Delilah "Dicey" Horner,   b. 23 Dec 1800,   d. 7 Jun 1884, Dickson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. George Wyatt Horner,   b. 1802,   d. 1885  (Age 83 years)
    Documents
    1832 Will, Dickson County, TN -- Moses Fussell
    1832 Will, Dickson County, TN -- Moses Fussell
    1830, Oct 5 -- Will, Dickson County, TN
    Will of Moses Fussell, Dec'd.
    Heirs: wife Lucy Fussell, eldest son Wyatt Fussell, daughter Elizabeth Horner [and her children George Wyatt Horner and Dicy Austin], son William Fussell, daughter Sally Horner, daughter Lucy Horner [widow of James Horner] and daughter Patsy Dunegan. Executors: son Wiliam Fussell and Meekins Care. Witnesses: Eli Crow, John Dunnegan and Elizabeth Crow. Proven Apr 1831.
    1831 Will, Dickson County, TN -- Moses Fussell Page 2
    1831 Will, Dickson County, TN -- Moses Fussell Page 2
    1830, Oct 5 -- Will, Dickson County, TN
    Will of Moses Fussell, Dec'd.
    Heirs: wife Lucy Fussell, eldest son Wyatt Fussell, daughter Elizabeth Horner [and her children George Wyatt Horner and Dicy Austin], son William Fussell, daughter Sally Horner, daughter Lucy Horner [widow of James Horner] and daughter Patsy Dunegan. Executors: son Wiliam Fussell and Meekins Care. Witnesses: Eli Crow, John Dunnegan and Elizabeth Crow. Proven Apr 1831.
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F12432  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Priscilla Winslow,   b. Between 1780 and 1784,   d. 5 Jan 1853  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Horner,   b. 1810,   d. 1880  (Age 70 years)
    +2. Lydia Horner,   b. 1812
    +3. Temperance Horner,   b. 1814,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 67 years)
    +4. Doxy Horner,   b. 1815
    +5. George Washington Horner,   b. 24 Feb 1817, Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1885  (Age 68 years)
    +6. Priscilla Horner,   b. 1819
    +7. Chestley Thomas Horner,   b. 19 Jun 1827,   d. 13 May 1900  (Age 72 years)
    Documents
    Map of James Melton's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Meadow Branch
    Map of James Melton's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Meadow Branch
    Highlighted tracts include lands grants to James Melton Sr. [GREEN] and sons James, Jr. and Hiram [PURPLE]. Also denotes location of James Melton, Jr. Homeplace and burial location of James Melton Jr. and his wife's parents - George R. Horner and Priscilla Winslow.
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F0968  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jun 1793 - Orange County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moore County, NC at Melton/Muse Cemetery #70 Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1785 Deed, Book 2 Page 197, Orange County, NC
    1785 Deed, Book 2 Page 197, Orange County, NC
    1784 Deed, Book 3 Page 66-67, Orange County, NC
    1784 Deed, Book 3 Page 66-67, Orange County, NC
    1785 Deed, Will Book A Page 354-355, Orange County, NC
    1785 Deed, Will Book A Page 354-355, Orange County, NC
    1793 Deed, Book 5 Page 78-79, Orange County, NC
    1793 Deed, Book 5 Page 78-79, Orange County, NC
    1833 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 59 - George Horner
    1833 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 59 - George Horner
    Sworn testimony of James Melton and John Williams stating that George Horner was a Revolutionary War veteran. Document contains the signatures of James Melton and John Williams
    1845 Record of Estates Book E Page 58/59, Moore County, NC - Estate of George Horner
    1845 Record of Estates Book E Page 58/59, Moore County, NC - Estate of George Horner
    1846 Record of Estates Book E Page 316/317, Moore County, NC - Estate of George Horner
    1846 Record of Estates Book E Page 316/317, Moore County, NC - Estate of George Horner
    1846 Record of Estates Book E Page 318/319, Moore County, NC - Estate of George Horner
    1846 Record of Estates Book E Page 318/319, Moore County, NC - Estate of George Horner
    1846 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 5 - George Horner
    1846 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 5 - George Horner
    George Washington Horner's sworn testimony that he was the son of George and Priscilla Horner
    1846 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 8 - George Horner
    1846 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 8 - George Horner
    Priscilla Horner's sworn testimony that she was the widow of George Horner.
    1853 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 16 - George Horner
    1853 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 16 - George Horner
    Sworn testimony of George W. Horner stating that he is the son of George and Priscilla Horner. Lists George Horner's date of death as August 2, 1844 and Priscilla's as January 5, 1853.

    Headstones
    George Horner
    George Horner
    Only part of the stone that is legible
    George Horner #2
    George Horner #2
    with broken pieces
    George Horner stone in 1994
    George Horner stone in 1994

    Histories
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Bean, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Davis, Deaton, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Jackson, Key, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Nall, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams and Williamson.

  • Sources 
    1. [S115] Larry Kraus' Horner Genealogy [http://www.larkcom.us/ancestry/history/horner.cfm].
      GEORGE R. HORNER [16594] was born 7 February 1761 in Orange County, North Carolina, and died 2 August 1844 in Moore County, North Carolina. George served in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War for which he received a pension. He held the rank of Private, Ensign then Lieutenant. During his first enlistment on 25 August 1780, he and brother Thomas guarded prisoners and protected the City of Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina for about three months against the incursions of the Tories. THere was another call for volunteers in 1782. His father provided a horse and bridle. George was a large man and a very good horseman. He served under Captain York and left the service as a Lieutenant. In 1779 he was awarded a grant of 250 acres on the west side of Mountain Creek in Orange County. In September 1784 he received an additional grant of 200 acres. His father deeded him 70 acres of his plantation in Orange County on 6 January 1785. He married 1) ELIZABETH FUSSEL on 26 Jun 1793 in Orange County, North Carolina, daughter of MOSES FUSSELL and LUCRETIA WILKERSON. She was born about Jun 1775 in Orange County, North Carolina, and died before 12 March 1839 in Dickson County, Tennessee. In 1790 her father owned 420 acres in Granville County, North Carolina (spanned current Wake and Orange counties). They had three daughters and one slave in Orange County in 1800. On 10 December 1811 an indenture was made to Moses Fussell by George regarding the property of Elizabeth in which George agreed to pay Elizabeth annual payments through 1813. This would seem to indicate a divorce. Moses Fussell and much of his family, including Elizabeth and George's brother James, moved to Dickson County, Tennessee between 1814 and 1818. After this divorce George married 2) PRISCILLA WINSLOW between 1811 and 1814. She was born 1795 in Orange County, North Carolina and died 5 January 1853 in Moore County, North Carolina. They owned two slaves under the age of twenty-five in 1820. The moved from Orange to Moore County, North Carolina in 1823. On 4 March 1831, at the age of 73, George filed for a pension (which was granted) for his revolutionary service. Priscilla is buried in Milton (aka Franklin Muse) Cemetery, Moore County, North Carolina.

      Children of GEORGE HORNER and ELIZABETH FUSSEL are:

      ELIZABETH HORNER, b. after 1793, Orange County, North Carolina, d. after 1840; m. ABNER HICKS.
      LUCRETIA 'LUCY' HORNER, b. about 1794, Orange County, North Carolina; m. ARMOUR KING, 20 Jun 1809, Orange County, North Carolina; b. about 1790, North Carolina; bondsman, Samuel King.
      DELILAH 'DICEY' HORNER, b. before 1800, Orange County, North Carolina; m. WYATT FUSSELL 25 February 1795, Orange County, North Carolina, b. 1771, Orange County, North Carolina, d. between 7 July 1819 and 1830 in Dickson County, Tennessee.
      GEORGE WYATT HORNER, b. 1802; d. about 1885; m. 1) S. H. (last name unknown), b. 1822 and 2) HARRIET LUCINDA MARTIN 11 Apr 1852, Dickson County, Tennessee; b. about, Orange County, North Carolina.
      SAMUEL HORNER, b. about 1804, Orange County, North Carolina, d. 1896, Dickson County, Tennessee; m. Matilda [last name unknown].
      Children of George Horner and Priscilla Winslow are:

      GEORGE WASHINGTON HORNER, born 24 February 1817 in Orange County, North Carolina; died 22 October 1885 in Moore County, North Carolina.
      TEMPERANCE HORNER, born about 1814; died after 1880 in Moore County, North Carolina. She married JAMES WILLIAM MELTON before 1830 in Moore County, North Carolina.
      DORY HORNER, born about 1817; died after 1880 in Moore County, North Carolina. She married GEORGE WILLIAMS before 1834 in Moore County, North Carolina.
      PRISCILLA HORNER, born about 1821, North Carolina; died after 1880 in Cumberland County, North Carolina. She married MILES P. MUSE about 1837 in Moore County, North Carolina; born about 1820 , North Carolina.
      CHESTLEY THOMAS HORNER, born Jun 1827, North Carolina; died May 1900, Carthage, Moore County, North Carolina. He married CANDICE MUSE about 1856 in Moore County, North Carolina; born 3 Jun 1829; died 23 July 1893.
      Bibliography

      Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, Durham, NC: The North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution, 1932.
      1778: Pat Shaw Bailey; Land Grant Records of North Carolina, Volume I Orange County 1752-1885
      1780: Orange County, North Carolina Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions Feb 1780
      1785: Abstracts of the Minutes of the Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Session of Orange County, North Carolina 1777-1799, abstract by Alma Cheek Redden, 1966
      1786: Abstracts of the Minutes of the Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Session of Orange County, North Carolina 1777-1799, abstract by Alma Cheek Redden, 1966
      1790 Tax List, St. Mary's District, Orange County, North Carolina
      1793: Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: North Carolina to 1825. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publishers, 19xx.
      1793: Orange County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds
      1800 Federal Census, Orange County, Tennessee
      1809: Dodd, Jordan R, et. al. Early American Marriages: North Carolina to 1825 (Lucretia)
      1810 Federal Census, Orange County, North Carolina
      1820 Federal Census, Orange County, North Carolina, page 346 (George).
      1830 Federal Census, Dickson County, Tennessee (Elizabeth)
      1831 Pension No. W3996 American Revolution, March 4, 1831
      1832 Tax List, Dickson County, Tennessee (Elizabeth)
      1839 Deed Records of Dickson County, Tennessee (Elizabeth's estate)
      1853 Grave Marker (Priscilla), Milton Cemetery, Moore County, North Carolina

      Research Notes: There is some confusion related to the spouse of Elizabeth Fussell, daughter of Moses Fussell. Elizabeth married a George Horner in Orange County, NC on 26 Jun 1793 and the bondsman was Thomas Horner; indicating a link to this family. Most researchers believe that this was George Sr., a fact that seems unlikely given his advanced age and the subsequent separation in 1811. On 7 Feb 1793, Thomas Horner married Sarah Fussell, Elizabeth's sister. Wyatt Fussell, Elizabeth's brother, married a Delilah Horner in 1795 and again Thomas Horner served as Bondsman. In 1801 Lucretia "Lucy" Fussell married Thomas' brother James Horner. This rash of Horner-Fussell sibling-sibling marriages seems to point to the possibility that Elizabeth actually married George Sr.'s son George Jr., Thomas's brother. This may not be correct as according to some researchers George Jr.'s pension application claimed that he was in Moore County, NC by 1810 and pension records indicate that he was married to Priscilla Winslow at the time of his death. Of course George Jr. and Elizabeth may have been separated at the time and he may not yet married to Priscilla. This writer has not yet found records to support this but if true, there is probably another George in this family that is not accounted for. Until this mystery is solved we cannot be sure who married a Elizabeth Fussell.

      Many researchers list Samuel Horner who married Matilda as a child of George and Elizabeth. Samuel and Matilda were actually slaves of George who took the Horner name when freed.

    2. [S1239] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries [Addendum], Anthony E. Parker, (Not Published - from Parker's personal papers).

    3. [S115] Larry Kraus' Horner Genealogy [http://www.larkcom.us/ancestry/history/horner.cfm].

    4. [S114] Lynn Fussell's Genealogy [http://genealogy.thefussells.org/index.php].