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.