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The Horne/Alexander/Young/Westover Home Page

Updated September 5, 2000

David Alexander Horne

6054 Cherry Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2K3


The progenitor of the Horn(e) family of Eastern Passage, Halifax County, Nova Scotia was Jacob Horn(e), the son of Michel Horn(e) and Barbara Lobenger. He was born about 1732 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France (then part of Germany) and died at Eastern Passage on April 16, 1821. It was noted that he was 101 years old (this age, however, is inconsistent with his birth date of 1732).He arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1751 aboard the ship, "Gale". Jacob married Frances Anastasia Savary on March 1, 1756. After service with the 42 Highlanders under Wolfe at Quebec in 1759 (he also served at Louisbourg in 1758), he settled first on a land grant on MacNab's Island in Halifax Harbour, then moved to the mainland at Eastern Passage. In a petition for land in 1810 he stated that he had had 15 children, but I have the names for only 13 of them: Louis(about 1756); Catherine Elizabeth(about 1776); Marie Francois(April 30, 1759); Louise(about 1760); Jacob Frederick(about 1763); George Joseph(1765-1848); Jean(about 1766); Margaret Barbary(about 1766); Andrew Phillip(August 1770-November 13, 1827; Sophia(April 24 1771-January 2, 1846; Benjamin(about 1774); John(about 1777-January 16, 1844; Sara(unknown).

I am trying to determine which of Jacob's son I am descended from. I can trace my family from George Horne born about 1791 and married to Maria Snelling who was born about 1801. I think it most likely that George was the son of either George or Jacob (i.e. 2 of Jacob's sons). I would be grateful for any information which would confirm the relationship.

A reunion of the descendants of Jacob Horne is being planned for Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, 1999 in Eastern Passage. Details will be sent out in January. If you are interested in attending, or helping in any way, please contact me by e-mail.

I will provide information on my mother's family, the Alexanders, as well as the Youngs and Westovers, my wife, Norma's families soon.

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