Jess, I have been in touch with my cousin, Nancy Abraham who is the family expert on genealogy and have learned that we are descendants of Christina Hornsby. My husband and I have visited her grave at Ebenezer Lutheran Church here in Columbia, and today spent a good bit of time at the SC Archives, reviewing Christina's will and Henry's estate papers.
My family connection is through Leah Caroline, who married Matthias Wessinger and then moved to Alabama and eventually to Texas where she and Matthias are buried (Houston County). Leah Caroline was my great grandmother's grandmother.
Nancy has a great deal of information about the Hornsby and Wessinger families, but one thing that we have not been able to find out is where Henry (John Henry Hornsby) is buried. Christina's will says that their family property was on Ten Mile Branch of Crane Creek, and am wondering if he is buried in a local cemetery around there, or maybe even on the family property. Apparently their property holdings were quite large.
If you have any information on the Hornsby family, I would be very interested if you would be willing to share it. Our email address is email@example.com. We have lived in Columbia, SC for 20 years and are just now learning that we had ancestors here.
Hope to hear from you. Geneva Boland
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