15 Sep 1861: John Johnston Enlists in the 24th Mississippi Infantry

On this day — 155 years ago — my 3x great-grandfather, John Johnston, enlisted in the 24th Mississippi Infantry as a private in the Confederate army.  He joined the Helen Johnstone Guards, later known as Company E, in Madison County, Mississippi.   Continue reading 15 Sep 1861: John Johnston Enlists in the 24th Mississippi Infantry

5 Sep 1826: Elisha Thomas Horn and Marilda Richardson Marry in Greene County, Alabama

On September 5, 1826 — 190 years ago today — my 3x great-grandparents Elisha Thomas Horn and Marilda Richardson were married in Greene County, Alabama.

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This entry in Greene County’s Marriage Book A records a marriage license issued on September 1, 1826, for the couple to wed.  It was executed on September 5, by James C. Neill, justice of the peace.  The couple obtained parental consent, as Marilda was underage, most likely 16 or 17 years old.  Elisha was approximately 26 years old. Continue reading 5 Sep 1826: Elisha Thomas Horn and Marilda Richardson Marry in Greene County, Alabama

20 Aug 1842: Joshua Lawrence Horne Born in Sumter County, Alabama

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Joshua Lawrence Horne (standing) with brother William Lemuel Horn (seated), circa 1902

My 2x great-grandfather Joshua Lawrence Horne was born on this day — 174 years ago — in Sumter County, Alabama near the community of Uniontown.  He was the seventh of nine children born to Elisha Thomas Horn and Marilda Richardson.

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