David Burton Horn

David Burton Horn & Laura Francis Emmons Horn

David Horn, Sr. was born 10/9/1855 in McNairy Co., TN. He was the son of James F.

Horn and Elizabeth Jane Whitaker. On 3/25/1878 David married Laura Francis

Emmons. She was born 1/28/1860 in McNairy Co., TN and died 12/7/1947 in Alcorn

Co., MS. She was the daughter of Arthur T. Emmons and Frances Eleanor Smith.

David Horn died 9/5/1937in Alcorn Co. and he and his wife are buried in Henry

Cemetery in Corinth.

The children of David and Laura were; Dolmer who never married, Nove whose first

marriage was to George W. White, Bertha B. who married Price C. Griffin, Vennie who

first married Jake C. Ross and second to Millard Archer, Odessa who married Dan

Furtick, David Arthur "Buster" who married Mattie Glen Voyles, and William Oscar.

According to a family member the Horns and Emmons lived across from each other

Prior to the Civil War and they didn’t get along very well. When the war began the

Emmons, who were slave owners, signed up for the Confederacy. When the Horns

found this out they joined the Union in order to "shoot at the Emmons". It must have

created quite a squabble when David Horn and Laura Emmons decided they were in love

and wanted to marry.

David Burton Horn, Sr. was a farmer. He resided on East Bunch Street in Corinth when

he died at the age of 81. Laura was 87 when she died.

David’s family came to McNairy Co., TN from Orange Co., NC. Prior to NC they

lived in PA. Many Horn descendents moved to Texas and Arkansas. David’s parents

died in Kaufman Co., TX and are buried in Cottonwood Cemetery. David’s father, James F.

Horn served with the 6th Tennessee Cavalry as a Union officer with Fielding Hurst.

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