Biography of Rev. Henry Hornsby
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Hornsby, Rev. Henry, was born in Stourton, Warwickshire, England, August 19, 1821. His parents, James and Rosanna (Sweetman) Hornsby, came to America in 1839 and settled in Ontario county. In 1843 the family moved to Murray, in 1845 to Clarkson, Monroe county, and in 1847 to this town, locating on lot nineteen. James Hornsby was born February 14, 1794, and died November 11, 1883; his wife was born April 26, 1792, died April 13, 1883. Rev. Henry Hornsby, in 1849, married Mianda Jenks, of Kendall, who died in 1866. His second wife is Sophia R., daughter of Charles Dugar, who settled in Yates in 1847. Mr. Hornsby began the gospel ministry in the M. E. Church in Sweden, Monroe county, in 1852, and as a pastor in that denomination was stationed as follows: Grand Island, 1853; West Falls, 1854; a mission in Buffalo, 1855; Franklinville, 1856-57; East Otto, 1858; Java, 1859-60. He then joined the Free Methodist Church, which he served: Kendall, 1861-62, 1865; Yates and Carlton, 1863-64; Perry, 1866-67; Java, 1869. His health failing he was then superannuated and settled permanently at West Kendall. Recovering, he was chairman of the Genesee District from 1876 to 1880, when he was again superannuated, and since then has given his attention to his home and to the cause of the church, with which he has so long been connected. He was one of the originators, and a liberal contributor, of the Orphanage and Home of the Free Methodist Church at Gerry, Chautauqua county, in 1886, having been since the organization its president and one of its trustees, and for several years its financial agent. This benevolent institution is designed for the care of aged men and women and orphans without regard for color, nationality or religious affiliations.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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