Biography of Cyrus Hornback
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





CYRUS HORNBECK, deceased, was born west of Midway in this county January 27, 1823. At the age of twenty one years, he married Elizabeth Miliner, daughter of John Miliner, of Highland County, Ohio. Mr. Miliner was born in Halifax County, Va., August 25, 1800. With his father, moved to Highland County, Ohio in 1807, where he married Mary Slaughter when twenty one years of age. He settled on a farm three miles from Leesburg, where he has followed the occupation of farming and milling ever since. His wife died three years after marriage leaving Elizabeth, who was the only child. She was taken when one year old, by her aunt, Elizabeth Slaughter, who cared for her until her marriage. Mr. Hornbeck started in life as a poor boy, but one year after marriage bought a farm of 200 acres, two and a half miles from London, on the Springfield road, which, by hard labor, he succeeded in paying for. He took great delight in raising fine stock, was of a cheerful disposition, kind to all, and at his death owned 400 acres of land. He died July 23, 1863, at the age of forty years. He was the father of four sons and three daughters, four surviving, viz.: Mary E., Cyrus R., Sidney E. and Isaac W. Cyrus was married at the age of nineteen to Rolla Parker; he is a farmer, and also studied theology at Union Christian College. He is a member of the Christian Church. and the father of one child - Roscoe Garfield. Sidney E. is the wife of Jackson Hays, and the mother of two children, one deceased. Isaac W., left the farm at the age sixteen, went to Colorado, and in two years came back to London, where he is engaged in photographing. John Q. Hornbeck, Cyrus Hornbeck's eldest child, married Cornelia Watson, and was the father of two children, one, Owen Edgar, surviving; John enlisted in the Fourth Ohio Cavalry for three years, but was only in the service one month, when he sickened and died at Nashville, Tenn., at the age of twenty years, another martyr to freedom. He sacrificed wife, children and life for his flag.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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