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Joseph Horne

Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Horne, Sr. and Maria Horne
Husband of Mary Isabella Horne; Mary Park Horne and Elizabeth Horne
Father of Mary Ann Horne; Robert Horne; Henry James Horne; Joseph Smith Horne; Richard Stephen Horne and 10 others

Occupation: farmer, mason
Managed by: Karen Fay Lund
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About Joseph Horne

Biographical Sketch

Joseph, a Patriarch in the Church, was born January 17, 1812, in London, England son of Joseph Horne and Maria Maidens. When he was six years old his parents emigrated to Canada and settled at a place called Little York, now the city of Toronto. They were of the poorer class of people, the father being a shoemaker by trade, and as there were very few schools in the county districts, where they dwelt, the boy Joseph had but little opportunity for education. About the year 1822 the family moved eight miles into the timbered country to open up a farm, and there his time was spent clearing the land and farming until he was twenty-four years of age, when he married. The lady who became his wife was Miss Mary Isabella Hales, like himself a native of England, but at that time a resident in his neighborhood. The date of their marriage was May 9, 1836. Two months later the young couple were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In the spring of 1837 they became acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith, and in the following year moved to Far West, Missouri, where they passed through the mobocratic troubles of that period, and from 1839 to 1842 resided at Quincy, Illinois prior to moving up to Nauvoo. Soon after settling at the latter place, Brother Horne engaged in the mercantile business, which he continued as long as he remained there. He was ordained a Seventy, and shortly afterwards set apart as one of the presidency of the 28th quorum of Seventy. He left Nauvoo in February , 1846, in the first company of Saints that started for the West. His family then consisted of himself, his wife and three children--boys. His daughter, Elizabeth Ann, was born at Mount Pisgah as they journeyed. They also brought with them a man and his wife and a boy who drove one of their teams. They spent the next winter on the Missour river, and on the 15th of June, 1847, resumed their westward journey from winter quarters, in the immigartion that followed immediately behind the pioneers. Bishop Edward Hunter was captain of the company in which they traveled, and under him Brother Horne was captain of the first fifty. They arrived in Salt Lake Valley on the 6th of October, the same year. Up to the spring of 1849, Brother Horne and his family lived in the Old Fort, and then moved into the Fourteenth Ward. In August, 1850, he was called by President Brigham Young as one of a committee of four to explore Sanpete valley, his associates being William W. Phelps, Dimmick B. Huntington and Ira Willis. While on this trip he with Phelps and Willis ascended Mount Nebo, so named by Judge Phelps. They located the site of Manti, and dedicated the whole valley for settlement by the Latter-day Saints. In November of the same year Brother Horne accompanied Parley P. Pratt's exploring expedition to the Rio Virgen river, returning in February, 1851. In the fall of that year he was one of a company called to go with George A. Smith to Iron county, where they founded the settlement of Parowan. From 1854 to 1858 he superintended the tithing labor, team work, etc., on the Temple block at Salt Lake City, and during the latter year was called by President Young to take charge of a company of men and go to the Rio Virgen, there to make and work a cotton farm. This occupied two years. In 1861 and 1862 he had charge of a company of men and teams and went back to the Missouri river for emigrants. While Salt Lake City was yet in its infancy he was elected a member of the city council and held that position until the year 1858. In 1878 he was elected justice of the peace for the second precinct, holding that office for six years. He was city pound keeper for four years and for several years acted as city watermaster, also serving in the capacity of school trustee. In 1852 he became a counselor to Bishop Abraham Hoagland of the Fourteenth Ward, and held that position until the spring of 1861. On June 4, 1873, he was made a member of the High Council of the Salt Lake Stake of Zion, and acted in that capacity until March 18, 1890, when owing to a defect in his hearing he was honorably released from that position. On the same day he was ordained a Patriarch under the hands of Presidents Wilford Woodruff, George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith, the second named being mouth. The venerable Patriarch notes in his journal that the he has done work for the living and the dead in all the Temples that have been reared by the Latter-day Saints. Up to 1888 he continued to reside in the Fourteenth ward, but during that year moved into a new home that he had built in the Eighteenth Ward. Patriarch Joseph Horne died at his home in Salt Lake City on the 27th day of April, 1897. He was the father of twenty-five children, fifteen of them, including three pairs of twins, being the children of his first wife, Mary Isabella Hales, and the remaining ten the children of his second wife, Mary P. Shepher, whom he married in 1856.

Joseph came to Utah, October 5, 1847 and was the captain of fifty in the Edward Hunter Company. Joseph was in the troubles in Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois. He left Nauvoo February, 1846. He aided in exploring the San Pete, Sevier, Piute and Iron counties. He built the first log cabin in Parowan. He was a school trustee, a bishop's counselor, Sunday school superintendent, high priest, high counselor, patriarch. He was a justice of the peace, city councilman and city watermaster. He was the captain of immigrant trains in 1862 and 1863. He superintended labor on the temple block 1854-58. In the spring of 1858 he went in charge of a cmpany of men to make cotton farms on the Rio Virgen River. He died April 27, 1897.

Source: Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848

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Joseph Horne's Timeline

January 17, 1812
London, England, United Kingdom
January 29, 1837
Age 25
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
January 29, 1837
Age 25
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
July 24, 1838
Age 26
Quincy, Adams, IL, USA
July 16, 1840
Age 28
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, United States
May 14, 1842
Age 30
Nauvoo, Hancock County, IL, USA
July 9, 1844
Age 32
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
July 3, 1846
Age 34
Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States
January 16, 1849
Age 36
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA