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Richard Abbey Van Horn
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1830
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
Death: May 3, 1877

Age 47
According to the transcription of Nick Lorette, the grave is inscribed:
"He is gone
That kindly look, that pleasant smile
That lit a face, that had no guile
The hearty pressure of the hand
That made you feel and understand
The man meant all he professed
Joined the souls of valiant men
Who bravely used to wield the pen."

Opinions of the State Press

...The Corsicana Index pays a feeling tribute to the memory of the deceased editor of the Observer, of the same place, Col. R.A. Van Horn. The Index says:

His death was not unexpected, but the sad event has brought deep mourning and sorrow to the loved ones at home, and to his many friends here and elsewhere. Col. Van Horn was a native of Tallahassee, Florida, where he in very early life became a printer. After serving in offices in New Orleans, New York, Boston, and also in California, he, in conjunction with his brother (Thaddeus Damascus Van Horn), commenced the publication, in 1854, of the Central Texan, in Anderson, Grimes county. On the 29th of October 1859, he issued the first number of the Navarro Express, in Corsicana, the publication of which he continued, except a short time during the war, until 1867, when the name of the Express was changed to the Corsicana Observer, of which he was the editor and proprietor at the time of his death. He was well known to the people of Navarro, and during his residence in the county he endeared himself to a host of friends among men of every calling, whose kindest wishes and tenderest sympathies are extended to his bereaved family. The remains of the deceased were interred on Saturday in the new cemetery by the Odd Fellows Lodge, of which he was long a member.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Vanhorn (1793 - 1840)
  Lucinda Abbey Vanhorn (1802 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ellen Johnergin Van Horn (1832 - 1885)*
 
 Children:
  Nellie Van Horn Piper (1869 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thaddeus Damascus Van Horn (1820 - 1905)**
  James H. Van Horn (1826 - 1852)*
  Richard Abbey Van Horn (1830 - 1877)
  William Henry Van Horn (1832 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Corsicana
Navarro County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Larry Van Horn
Originally Created by: D. W. Short
Record added: Apr 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68628834
Richard Abbey Van Horn
Added by: Eva Whearley
 
Richard Abbey Van Horn
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Added by: Wes Phinney
 
 
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