Cornelius Covenhoven Van Horn (b. 13 Apr 1794, d. 07 Jul 1854)
Cornelius Covenhoven Van Horn (son of Abram Van Horn) was born 13 Apr 1794, and died 07 Jul 1854.
Notes for Cornelius Covenhoven Van Horn: In 1832 Cornelius C. Van Horn decided to seek his fortune in the west, and took his wife and children all the way to Will County Il, in an emigrants wagon. He purchaed a large tract of land near the Oregon Trail and built a log cabin on Van Horne's Point near the Hickroy Creek Settlement later known as Chelsea IL. However misfortune came his way as one day his house and barns and his law books were destroyed by fire. He lost two of his seven children and finally in 1882 his wife died from the rigors of frontier life. On Jan 3, 1842 he married Mary Minieer Richards of Sandusky Ohio and they had five children. After he became Recorder of Will County he had to travel about 150 miles to the State Capitol to look up claims and land titles and he began to realize that he prefered the practice of law to farming so he moved his family to Joliet Il. He was active in getting the city its first charter, and because of this was elected first mayor. Recently when the city built a new bridge it was named "The Van Horne Bridge" in his honor, He died on July 7th 1854. (From the TVHG p 157)
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