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Read "Cotton in Missouri," an article published in the Congressional Record of 1862, written by W. H. Horner.
We are not sure if it was Dr. William H. Horner, sr., his son, junior, or if the two men wrote it together and
signed it simply W. H. Horner to reflect both. After you open the file click the image to enlarge it. Both men
died in 1860.
Dr. Horner, Senior, for whom
the town of Hornersville was named, was Mimi's great-great-great grandfather (through Senior's son Caleb's daughter
Mary Caroline who married Perish Branum), AND g-g-g-g uncle as Senior's brother, Russell, was also Mimi's g-g-g
grandfather (through Russell's son John Z. who married Victoria Branum, and their son Elija Horner who married
Martha Allred). One of Perish and Mary's sons was M.C. "Cull" Branum, and he married Elija's daughter,
Victorene Horner (tombstone), but could have been Victor Reeny or Victoria Renée. Cull Branum and Reeny,
as they were called, were Mimi's grandparents. See Mimi's Family Page for the Branum
- Horner connection.
Actually, it was William
Sr. and Russell's father, Captain John "Jack" Horner, who owned the land upon which the town was founded.
He bought it at the Louisiana Purchase for about $.05 an acre (maybe less). Captain Jack lived in Tennessee and
was an "Indian-fighting" buddy of Daniel Boone, who later settled in Missouri.
The transcript of the speech given by Mrs. Ella Kinsolving, 1939. The short history of Hornersville she wrote is as accurate an account as I have read.
A MUST READ.