Solomon born 1680 England
.....unnamed daughter and Samuel Finley
..........John #1 died 1792
...............John #2
...............Joseph
...............Jonathan
...............Elizabeth
...............Catherine
...............Susannah
...............Lydia
...............Margaret
...............Rebecca
...............Barbara
...............Sarah
...............Mary

Elizabeth Allred Horner
August 17, 1747 - March 11, 1823

 
Portraits thought to be Elizabeth and William Horner

Elizabeth was born August 17, 1747 in Orange County, NC.  The land she was born and raised on became part of the newly formed Randolph County in 1779.  Today, the land is located in the Patterson Grove Community near Franklinville, Randolph County, NC.

Clues such as estate records, land records and family stories lead us to believe Elizabeth's father, John, was married at least twice, although the names of his wives have not been documented.  We believe Elizabeth may have been the oldest child of John's first wife, born shortly after the family came to North Carolina.

Elizabeth married William Horner (Oct 30, 1746 - Oct 12, 1724) around 1767 based on the birthdate of her first child.  After the Revolution, William and Elizabeth moved their family to Jefferson County (now Hamblen County), Tennessee.  They are buried at Bent Creek Church Cemetery, Whitesburg, Hamblen County, TN.   (Directions: From Highway 11E in Whitesburg turn south on Hwy 113 (Silver City Road), go 0.8 miles and turn right on Stagecoach Road. The cemetery is 0.1 miles on the left.)


 Elizabeth and William's tombstones

William Horner Land Records

Washington Co. Tn. Deeds:

Nov. 10, 1784, NC Grant 513 & 556 to William Horner (1) 100 acrs on Sinking
Creek next to his former survey which was formerly John Edmons. Adj: Elijah
Witt (2) 200 acres on Sinking Creek including the plantation formerly John
Drakes.  Cons: 50 shillings per hundred acres. Sig: Alex Martain, by J.
Glasgow.

Nov. 10, 1784: NC Grant # 650 to Solomon Murphy, 150 acres on Sinking Creek,
adj. formerly John Edmonds now the property of William Horner.....

Aug. 7, 1786: William Horner of Caswell County in the state of Franklin late
part of North Carolina, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife to Anthony Gott,
yeoman, two tracts containing 300 acres granted on Nov. 9, 1784 and Nov. 10,
1784. Cons.: 100 lbs NC money. Adj: Elijah Witt. Sig: William Horner.
Witness: James Cox, Thomas Chapman.

Aug. 7, 1787: N. C. to Nicholas Hail, 200 acres in the forks of Sinking
Creek..adj. his other land, Elijah Owens, William Horner, Elijah Witt,
Morgan Murry...

Feb. 5, 1788: Elijah Witt, blacksmith, to Philip Grafford Pierce, 100
acres...adju: Morgan Murray, William Horner.  Sig: Elijah Witt  Witness:
William Britten, Nathan Hale.

May 9, 1789: Philip Graford Pierce to Wm. Cox, 100 acres on Sinking Creek,
adj: Morgan Murray, William Horner

Sep. 26, 1791: William Bullington, yeoman, to Wm. Briten, 100 acres on
Sinking Creek...between Thomas Murrey's land the land late Moses Cavers
beginning at Anthony Gotts late William Horner's corner....

May 28, 1793: Anthony Gott to Joseph Barns, 100 acres, adj. Morgan Murray,
William Horner....

July 5, 1797: Solomon Murprey, his grant of Nov. 10, 1784 conveyed to
Anthony Gott, next to his other land; 150 acres of Sinking
Creek...adjacent...Horner's now said Gott's....

Aug. 19, 1797: Joseph Barnes to Isaac Bacon, 100 acres, adj. Morgan Murray,
William Horner...

2001 - Bety Horner Lala: I believe the following was the "old homeplace" in
Jefferson County...but apparently was Greene Co. when the purchase grant
took place.  I don't think Wm. ever got any free land.

Deed-Jefferson County, Tn., Volume A, page 117:

Grantee: William Horner
Grantor: State of North Carolina
Dated Signed: 27 Nov. 1792
Consideration: at Newburn by James Glasgow, Secty., Alexander Martin

Description: 100 A. in Green Co. on a small branch of Bent Creek beginning
at a hicory a Conditional line between sd Horner & William Asher; with sd
line N 15 degrees E 100 poles to a stake, then N 41 degrees East 140 poles
to a dogwood then E 80 poles to 2 dogwoods then N 58 degrees 40 poles to a
dogwood then S 88 poles to a poplar then E 40 poles to a stake then S 60
poles to a stake then S 73 degrees W 280 poles to the beginning as by plat
annexed....

Eva Russell, Whitesburg, Tn 1794: William Horner, Sr. bought land in
Jefferson County from James Lea and James Roddy surrounding his N. C. grant
of 1792.  He at one time owned over 500 acres in the vicinity of Bent Creek
settlement.

1794 - Jefferson County, TN Deeds Vol A, Page 56, Entry 117 - Grant No. 1211
William Horner - 4 Feb 1794 - 27 Nov 1792 - 200 Acres - 10 Pounds for every
100 acres - Our county of Green on a small barach of Bent Creek adj. William
Asher. State of North Carolina at Newburn. James Glasgow Secretary - /s/
Alexander Martin

1800 - Jefferson County, TN Deeds Vol E, page 230, Entry 40 - James Lea Deed
to William Horner - 15 Oct 1800 - Jan 19, 1800 - 40 Acres - $50 - On Bent
Creek adj. William Horner, James Lea; being part of a Patent granted James
Lea by North Carolina 1 Nov 1876. Test: Samuel White; John Coltharp; Patrick
Nenney /s/ James Lea

1803 - Jefferson County, TN, Deeds Vol F, Page 469,  Entry 120 -  William
Horner Deed to James Lea - 16 Jul 19. 1803 - 18 Apr 1803 - 6 Acres $50 - On
the waters of Bent Creek adj. WIlliam Horner, James Lea. Test: Hugh Martin;
William Brazelton. Acknowledged /s/ William Horner

1807 - Jefferson County, TN Deed book I, page 109: William Horner Senior
deed to William Horner Junior
25 May 1808 - 25 Nov 1807 - 108 Acres - $300 On the waters of Bent Creek;
being the tract where on the said William Horner Jr. now lives. Test:
Strange Coltharp, Cavalier Horner, John Coltharp. Acknowledged /s/ WIlliam
Horner. April Sessions 1808. Within deed acknowledged in open court  and
recorded. Let it be registered Test /s/ Jos. Hamilton Clk., by D. Barton D.
C.

1809 - William Horner Test - Jefferson County, TN deed book J page 19: 28
Aug 1809 - 10 Aug 1809 - 144 Acres - $300

1810 - Jefferson County, TN Deed Book J, page 130: William Horner Senior
deed to the Commissioners of the Baptist Congegration on Bent Creek - 8 Jun
1810 - 1 May 1810 -  1 Acre - For and in consideration of my love and good
will to said Baptist Congregation. On the waters of Bent Creek and to
contain the Baptist Meeting House provided that there shall be a place of
public worship thereon for the use of the Baptist Sosiety forever. Caleb
Witt, Samuel Riggs, Jacob Coffman, Commissioners. Wit: A. Lane; William
Horner Jr. Acknowledged William Horner June Sessions 1810. Then was the
within deed acknowledged in open court and recorded. Let it be registered.
?s? Jos. Hamilton Clk., by Wyly Martin D. C.

1810 - Jefferson County, TN Deed Book J, Entry 136, William Horner Senior
deed to the Commissioners of the Baptist Congegration on Bent Creek "__" Jun
1810 - 1 May 1810:  1 Acre - For and in consideration of my love and good
will to said Baptist Sosiety. On the waters of Bent Creek and to contain the
graveyard. Caleb Witt, Samuel Riggs, Jacob Coffman Commissioners. N. B. I,
WIlliam Horner dpth oblidge myself, my heirs, my Executors, Administrators,
to keep a passage to said burying ground through my land that joins said
burying ground,  Wit: A. Lane, Wm Horner Jr. Acknowledged
/s/ William Horner  June Sessions 1810. Then was the within deed proven in
open court and recorded. Let it be registered.
/s/ Jos. Hamilton Clk., by Wily Martin, D. C.,

1812 - Jefferson County, TN Deeds Vol K, Entry 177: Daniel Jackson (Greene
County) and George Tole (Tolle) (Greene County) Bill of Sale to WIlliam
Horner Senior - 1 October 1812 - 27 Dec 1811 - "______" - $300 We, Daniel
Jackson and George Tole, hath bargained, sold, and deliverd to William
Horner Senior, his heirs and assigns forever a certain Negor boy named Jacob
. about 12 or 13 years of age, which said Negor boy we do warrant to be
sound, healthy, and sensabel. Test: Strange Coltharp; Cavalier Horner; Isaac
Horner. /s/ Daniel Jackson; George Tolle September Sessions 1812. Within
Bill of Sale acknowledged in open court and admitted to record. Let it be
registered. /s/ Jos Hamilton Clk., by his deputy Wily Martin