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This Web Site is an attempt to document material I have assembled on the descendants of a certain William Horn and his wife, Margaret, who appeared in Nansemond County VA in the late 1600's, shortly thereafter became numerous and well established in upper eastern North Carolina, and then spread to the South and West in substantial numbers.

A contemporary of "William of Nansemond", a certain Richard Horne, is well documented in upper eastern North Carolina as early as 1716, where he owned land in Northampton County. Since the families of these two men inhabited the same general area, their proximity and the commonplace use of similar given names has led to uncertainty among the students of these families regarding the lineage of a number of individuals. In January 2000, I have established a separate web site concerned primarily with an attempted clarification of the identity of the descendants of Richard of Northampton. A link to that Web site is listed below.

A separate section of the "user book", added to this web site in June, 1999, deals with the descendants of Josiah Horn of Blooming Grove (TN), a great grandson of William of Nansemond, who came to Montgomery County, Tennessee in 1800. Important new information about the likely identity of Josiah's wife, Elizabeth, provided through the remarkable research and analysis of Larry Horn of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is added in July, 2002.

In November, 2001, I have extended the Genealogy Report on the descendants of William Horn of Nansemond from three to five generations.

I have assembled substantial listings of many generations beyond in many of these descendant trees, not included here. I will attempt to answer inquiries about material herein and other information which I may have on descendants of William Horn. If inquiries are accompanied by as much material as you have available about the earliest ancestors you know of in your line, the query is more likely to be fruitful.

I have tried to be careful, but be skeptical, no matter how convincing any assertion may seem. There are no known facts, but only assumptions which may appear to be true.

Comments will be appreciated, and pleasantly administered criticism will be thoughtfully considered.

Last Update: 13 April, 2003

William Horn (1690-1754) of Nansemond, VA, and Eastern NC
Updated March 26, 2011

Robert Gordon Horn
#501 Doctor's Pavilion
1916 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203
United States

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