Lewis Skidmore Horne, Esq.

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Lewis Skidmore Horne, Esq.

Birthplace: Clemore, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
Death: August 15, 1915 (86)
Jewell, KS, United States
Place of Burial: Mankato, Jewell, Kansas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Horn and Martha Horne
Husband of Ruth Horne and Eliza Caroline Horne
Father of Joseph William Horne; George Thomas Horne; John Lewis Horne; Martha Ellen Horne; Mary Rosetta "Rosa" McLean and 7 others
Brother of Dr. John Horne; Thomas Skidmore Horne; Mary Jane Brindle and William Steven Horne

Occupation: Farmer, Lawyer
Managed by: Justin Durand
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About Lewis Skidmore Horne, Esq.

"L. S. Horne, attorney-at-law, was born in North Carolina, September 28, 1828. Removed to Georgia, thence to Indiana, thence to Missouri, and came to Jewell County, Kan., in 1872. He enlisted in the United States Army, in Company H, 57th Indiana Volunteer Infantry; and was promoted from the ranks to the position of quartermaster. Was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana, and again in Jewell County, Kan., where he has practiced his profession ever since his coming to Kansas. Mr. Horne was the president of the town company that proved upon the town of Mankato in 1874. Was married September 30, 1852, in Indiana, to Miss Ruth Barrett, now deceased. He was married a second time, to Miss Eliza C. Lee, November 22, 1874, and has five children - Rosa, Charles F., Belle, Albert G. and Ida. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias." (William G. Cutler, History of the State of Kansas, 2:32.)

Lewis was apparently in Indiana before 1852, and lived in Delaware County. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in in Company H, 57th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War. He was living at Wheeling, Delaware County, Indiana when he enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class on 30 October 1861, He was commissioned in Company H, 57th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 25 November 1861. He was promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 30 April 1862 effective 30 April 1862. He resigned Company H, 57th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 13 November 1862.

Lewis and his wife appear on the 1870 census in Rock Port, Missouri. He was a farmer with $3,000 in real estate and $1,600 in personal property. They were living next door to a Joseph Anthon, age 28, born in Indiana, and had in their household a John S. Anthon, age 19, born in North Carolina. Lewis' aunt Mary Horne married Benjamin Athon in 1827 in Rowan County, North Carolina, so Joseph and John might have been his cousins. They also had in their household Joseph Parker, age 21, born in Indiana.

Lewis and his family moved to Jewell County, Kansas in 1872. The History of Jewell County (1878) contains an entry for Horne & Harrison, which it says "form one of the most successful land law firms in the county."

On the 1880 census he was a lawyer, age 51, born in North Carolina. In addition to his wife and children, he had in his household A. B. and Ellen Turner, who were working as his liveryman and housekeeper.


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Lewis Skidmore Horne, Esq.'s Timeline

September 28, 1828
Clemore, Davidson, North Carolina, United States
June 22, 1853
Deleware Co, Ind
September 17, 1854
Deleware Co, Ind
May 6, 1856
Deleware Co, Ind
March 8, 1858
Summitville, Ind.
October 10, 1860
Wheeling, Delaware, IN, United States
Wheeling, In, Wheeling, Delaware County, Indiana, United States
November 17, 1864
Fairmount, Grant, Indiana, United States
May 15, 1867
Rock Port, Atchison County, Missouri, United States