Tombstone Tuesday: Henry Horn

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Tombstone of Heinrich Horn, Horn United Methodist Church Cemetery, Alum Bank, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
Tombstone of Heinrich Horn, Horn United Methodist Church Cemetery, Alum Bank, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. (Click to enlarge and make sharper.) From family member CG, 1980s.

➡ McMurray Family, Horn Family

Henry Horn is buried in the Horn United Methodist Cemetery in Pleasantville, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, the town where he died.

Henry Horn- Headstone, Horn Churchyard, Alum Bank, Bedford, PA. With thanks to Amanda Smith on Find A Grave, 8/22/2011.
Henry Horn- Headstone, Horn Churchyard, Alum Bank, Bedford, PA. With thanks to Amanda Smith for her kind permission on Find A Grave, 8/22/2011.

The tombstone reads:

Sacred to the memory of

Henry Horn

Born Oct r the 15th 1758

Died May the 8th 1845

Aged 86 Years. 6 Mons. & 23 days.

Henry Horn- Headstone- Detail, Horn Churchyard, Alum Bank, Bedford, PA. With thanks to Amanda Smith on Find A Grave, 8/22/2011.
Henry Horn- Headstone- Detail, Horn Churchyard, Alum Bank, Bedford, PA. With thanks to Amanda Smith for her kind permission,  Find A Grave, 8/22/2011.

The first image gives a clue as to Henry Horn’s life- the commemorative plaques indicate he served in the Revolutionary War. The commemorative plaques read:

Plaque 1:

Revolutionary Soldier

Reverend Henry Horn

1775                   1783

Placed by his descendants.

Henry Horn- Gravesite Military Markers. With thanks to Amanda Smith on Find A Grave, 8/22/2011.
Henry Horn- Gravesite Military Markers, Horn Churchyard, Alum Bank, Bedford, PA. With thanks to Amanda Smith for her kind permission on Find A Grave, 8/22/2011.

Plaque 2:

Born Oct. 15, 1758     Died May 8, 1845

Battle of Trenton-Monmouth

and Long Island Campaigns

Member of Count Pulaski’s Legion

Minister of the Methodist Church

 

There is also a Sons of the American Revolution marker.

 

So here is one clue about how Henry Horn’s path may have crossed that of George Washington, but there was an event even before he enlisted that may have been the best opportunity for them to see each other…

(To be continued.)

 

Notes, Sources, and References: 

1) Horn Churchyard Cemetery, Alum Bank, Bedford, PA.

 

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