Larry Van Horn

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Have been researching my family history for the last 36 years. I'm a proud native Texan and have a ton of roots in the Lone Start state.

I have documented over 38,100 ancestors and descendants in compiling my family genealogy. Have researched and found ancestors who served during in the French and Indian Wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican American War, Civil War, World War I/II, Vietnam, and even have two great-great grandfathers who served as Frontier Battalion Texas Rangers in the 1880s.

I also teach genealogy classes at a local college, lecture at various local civic groups and schools, and write a syndicated genealogy newspaper column. I research cemeteries and fill photo request here on FAG from within the Tri-State area (northern Georgia, western North Carolina, and eastern Tennessee). I also specialize in estate / probate genealogy research to assist law firms in locating the heirs of deceased individuals for local probate courts.

I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1993 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer after 23 years active duty service in the surface and aviation communities. So I have a keen interest in documenting military services veterans and their final resting places.

Some of my primary paternal lines (first seven generations) of interest include: Boswell, Clark, Mullin, Gilmer, Hurt, Hutchinson, Lange, Law, Leinweber, Magee, Mallory, Meek, Neese, Oglesby, Parry, Redus, Schmidt, Schneider, Schostag, Sheffield, Simmonds, Streuer, Van Horn, Wilson, Witt

Some of my primary maternal lines (first seven generations): Burns, Carr, Faulk, Grohman, Leitsch, Ludwig, Munster, Schmidt, Smith, Winkler

If I have a memorial posted for one of your ancestors (not distant cousins, etc) and they are not any of my ancestors, I'm more than happy to transfer management of their FAG memorial to you. Just contact me or email me directly at the address below.

You can see more about my research on my family blog at

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