Henry T. Horn’s Horn – 1779

This horn is beautifully carved with the owner’s name and date of 1779 within a large carved border of a scalloped design. It also has a wonderful large maze and near it, a sailing ship or sloop. Also carved is a fort showing the walls and a soldier raising a sword, another raising a flag and another soldier taking aim with his flintlock musket,  at a bird in a tree, with a squirrel running near it. The base of the horn is carved all around with a scallop design as well as the upper end nearing the neck. A nice carved recess border,  gives way to a long slender neck with three raised rings before the pouring spout. Records indicate that Henry Horn served in a company of Grenadiers in General Casimir Pulaski’s Legion, 4th Virginia Regiment. A March Pay Voucher places him at camp in Yorktown in March 19, 1779. There are records showing that he took the oath of allegiance in March 17, 1777 along with his brother and others. The 4th Virginia regiment participated in many battles;  Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, German town, Monmouth, siege of Savannah and Charleston. At the siege of Savannah, Gen’l Pulaski was wounded on Oct. 9, 1779 and died two days later. The remaining 4th Regiment was later captured by the British at Charlestown, S. Carolina on May 12, 1780. Henry survived the war and after the war he became a Methodist minister and moved to Bedford County, PA where he was a circuit rider. He married Elizabeth Pretsman/Pretzman and they had 8 children, two of them were ministers like their father. Henry is buried at the Horn Church, in the Pleasantville/Fishertown area of Bedford County. Somewhere along the line the Horn family started spelling their name Horne. Henry’s grandson Joseph was the founder of Horne’s Department Store based in Pittsburgh. DSCN1520DSCN1521DSCN1529DSCN1530DSCN1523DSCN1526DSCN1524DSCN1525DSCN1527DSCN1522DSCN1528   Henry Horn Page 55Henry Horn Page 2Henry HornPage 2Henry Horn Page 1Henry Horn Page 12Henry Horn tomb stone3 Henry Horn tomb stone2 Henry Horn tomb stone

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6 Responses to Henry T. Horn’s Horn – 1779

  1. avatar Becky says:

    Henry was my GGGG grandfather. After the war he became a Methodist minister and moved to Bedford County, PA where he was a circuit rider. He married Elizabeth Pretsman/Pretzman and they had 8 children, two of them were ministers like their father. Henry is buried at the Horn Chuch, in the Pleasantville/Fishertown area of Bedford County. Somewhere along the line the Horn family started spelling their name Horn. Henry’s grandson Joseph was the founder of Horne’s Department Store based in Pittsburgh.

  2. avatar Becky says:

    Ugh, my spelling is horrible. The Horns started spelling their name Horne somewhere along the way. Also, he’s buried at Horn Church, not Chuch. 🙂

    • avatar Rich says:

      Becky, thank you for the information about Henry. I will include what you sent me in his “story”. I love to write down as much information on each of my horn’s owners as I can find….to tell their story. Thanks, and if you have more of his back ground information, I would love to have it..Rich

  3. avatar jessica_horne says:

    Hi,
    I’m jessica horne. I live in chambersburg and am seeking information about my family from bedford, pa.
    My grandfather was Clair Earl Horne. He married Vivian Eller and they have one son, my father, Ronald. It has recently been brought to my attention that Clair ‘ s name may actually be Earl. His parents were Raymond and Vistula (Miller).
    Siblings Francis, John, Goldie, and Lena.
    I know very little. Anything helps.

    mshenson87@gmail.com

    Thank you

  4. avatar CreekSong says:

    Thank you for posting the wonderful pictures of Henry’s Horn, and your research.

    I too am a descendant of Henry Horn, and have some very interesting history to share. I have never seen a middle initial of “T.” used with his name, however. Please contact me at admin@HeritageRamblings.net.

    Pamela

    • avatar Rich says:

      Sorry for not responding sooner..I haven’t had the chance to read my messages for a while. I got most of my information from another viewer named Becky Perigo.. If you have more information on Henry, I would be happy to receive it. I plan to write a story of each of my horns owners with as much information that I can gather for each like a biography of the owner and their military experience, etc. Please respond to my personal email; rn46@comcast.net. Thank you for your interest….Rich Nardi

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