Francis Marion Horn
and Nancy Jane Mullins

Francis Marion Horn and Nancy Mullins - Photo Submitted by Mary Mullins Tuttle on Facebook on 20 Aug, 2015
Francis Marion Horn b 2 Nov 1858 Dorton, Pike Co KY d 4 Apr 1931 Letitia, Greenup Co KY; Occupation: Reverend; s/o Henry Horn and Agnes Elizabeth Johnson. Francis Marion Horn m. 29 Sept 1881 to (1) Nancy Jane Mullins b 2 Jun 1863 Pike Co KY d 27 Aug 1904 Letitia, Greenup Co KY; d/o Smith Crittenden Mullins and Sarah Sally Craft. Children of Francis Marion Horn and Nancy Jane Mullins;

1. Minerva Horn b 28 Oct 1882 Pike Co KY d 1 Jul 1970 Lincoln Co KY; m. 21 Nov 1901 to William Fillmore Willie Addington b 25 Feb 1881 Pike Co KY d 4 Aug 1956 Boyle Co KY; s/o Thomas Benton Addington and Isabelle Jane Sayers.

2. Joseph Smith Horn b 2 Nov 1883 Pike Co KY d 12 Mar 1963 KY; buried Hardin Cemetery, Pike Co KY; m. Sabra Elizabeth Potter b 28 Aug 1889 d 6 Jan 1961; buried Hardin Cemtery, Pike Co KY; d/o Cassie Potter Vanover. Children of Joseph Smith Horne and Sabra Elizabeth Potter; i. Grover Franklin Horne b 4 Jan 1908 ii. Essalona Horne (f) b 14 Aug 1909 d 8 Aug 1967 iii. Gilmer Luther Horne b 26 Aug 1911 d 12 May 1939 iv. Francis Jay Horne b 19 May 1915 d 16 Oct 1919 v. Dixie Horne b 16 Oct 1917 vi. Leslie Lee Horne b 6 Oct 1919 d 8 May 2000; buried Hardin Cemetery, Southshore, KY vii. William J Horne b 8 Nov 1921 viii. Elsie Horne b 4 Mar 1924 ix. Delsie Horne b 4 Aug 1927 x. Earl Smith Horne b 24 Dec 1929

3. Sarah Horn b 7 Feb 1885 Pike Co KY; m. George Belcher. Children of George Belcher and Sarah Horn; i. Laura Belcher ii. Claude Belcher iii. Mary Belcher iv. Martha Belcher v. Ira Belcher vi. Flora Belcher vii. Carl Belcher

4. William H. Horn b 29 Aug 1886 d 31 Aug 1886

5. Albert Newton Horn b 9 Aug 1887 d 20 Apr 1969; m. Elsie Margaret Beckett. Children of Albert Newton Horne and Elsie Margaret Beckett; i. Audra Horne b 10 Nov 1911; m. Thomas Stuart b 19 Oct 1904 d 1 Sept 1966 ii. Zelda Horne b 7 Feb 1915; m. Cecil Stone iii. Cloice Ardle Horne (m) b 19 Jul 1917; m. Virgie Lovel Arthur iv. Cloid Eldon Horne b 11 Jul 1920; m. Female Speary v. Eldred Edwin Horne (m) b 4 Jul 1924 vi. Opal May Horne b 11 May 1926; m. Keith White b 20 Aug 1917 d 2 May 1984. Children of Keith White and Previous Wife: I. Sammie Kay White II. Patricia Lucille White.

6. Eliza Violet Horn b 22 Apr 1889 d 28 Apr 1974; buried Hardin Cemetery, Southshore, KY; m. Leslie Miller

7. Thomas Marion Horn b 14 Jan 1891 Myra, Pike Co KY d 25 Jun 1965 Portsmouth, Scioto Co OH; occupation, school teacher in WV and steel mill worker in Portsmouth OH; buried Hardin Cemetery, Southshore, KY; m. 22 Sept 1921 Beefhide, Myra, Pike Co KY to Goldie Ellen Cook b 29 Dec 1904 Wheelwright, Floyd Co KY d 3 Apr 1966 Southshore, KY; buried Hardin Cemetery, Southshore, KY; d/o Jerome R Cook and Ella Hall. Children of Thomas Marion Horne and Goldie Ellen Cook; i. Dessie Horne (f) b 24 Jun 1922; m. 18 Aug 1943 to Willie Abbott. ii. David Marvin Horne b 3 Sept 1923; m. 7 Nov 1947 to Joan Patton. iii. Glenn Edgar Horne b 21 Feb 1926 Letitia, KY; m. Female Patton iv. Female Horne; m. Robert Kirk v. Female Horne; m. Male Burton vi. Male Horne; m. Female Burton vii. Female Horn; m. Male Hill.

8. Mary Horn b 4 Jan 1893 d 16 Apr 1961 Greenup Co KY; m. 4 Jun 1913 Letitia, Greenup Co KY to Everett Everson Mullins b 6 Feb 1891 Shelby Creek, Pike Co KY d 4 Jun 1974 Lexington, Fayette Co KY; buried Siloam Cemetery, South Shore, Greenup Co KY; s/o Thomas Jefferson Mullins and Mollie Bertie Remines.

9. Elizabeth Horn b 5 Oct 1894 d 18 Oct 1894

10. John Morgan Horn b 5 Sept 1895 d 19 Sept 1965

11. George Washington Horn b 12 Oct 1897 d 5 Jan 1961

12. Margaret Horn b 28 Aug 1900 d 28 Aug 1900

13. Martha Horn b 28 Aug 1900 d 22 Mar 1929; m. Zora Phipps. Children of Zora Phipps and Martha Horne; i. Carl Phipps ii. Omer Phipps iii. Paul Phipps iv. Panzy Phipps

14. Victoria Horn b 19 Feb 1903 d 28 Oct 1983; m. Zora Phipps. Child of Zora Phipps and Victoria Horne; i. Donald Phipps


Francis Marion Horn
and Dovie Jemima Hamilton

Francis Marion Horn b 2 Nov 1858 Dorton, Pike Co KY d 4 Apr 1931 Letitia, Greenup Co KY; Occupation: Reverend; s/o Henry Horn and Agnes Elizabeth Johnson. Francis Marion Horn m. 7 Dec 1905 (2) to Dovie Jemima Hamilton b 13 Jan 1885 d 3 Jun 1967. Children of Francis Marion Horn and Dovie Jemima Hamilton;

1. Bessie Horne b 11 Feb 1907

2. Alice Horne b 13 Feb 1909

3. Benjamin Franklin Horne b 23 Jan 1911

4. Leslie Monroe Horne b 23 Jan 1913

5. Martin Luther Horne b 13 Jan 1915

6. Arizona Horne b 30 Apr 1918

7. Laura Horne b 16 Apr 1920

8. Lillie Jane Horne b 30 Aug 1922

9. Francis M. Horne Jr b 2 Aug 1925


Francis Marion Horn was an elder of the local church when his wife Nancy Jane Mullins died. A document written by Francis' son states that Francis was born in Scott Co., Virginia. Francis died in his home at Letitia, Greenup County, Kentucky, at the age of 72 years. Francis had 15 children with his first wife, Nancy J. Mullins, four of whom died in infancy. He then had 9 children with his second wife, Dovy Hamilton, 1 of whom died in infancy. It also states that Francis was baptized into the fellowship of the old Union Association of old regular baptist faith and order about 1892 and was ordained to preach by a presbytery consisting of Rev. J.C. Swindle and Rev. Fillmore Addington called to the Bethel Church of that association on ElkHorn Creek, Letcher County, Kentucky in 1896.

Note:A document written by J.C. Swindall of Union Associate, 1906 states Nancy Jane Mullins died August 27, 1904. It also states Nancy professed faith in Christ about 7 years before she died and desired to join the Regular Baptist Church, to which her father and mother belonged. On account of some trouble in the church however, she never joined. The "1906 Minutes of the 47th Annual Meeting of The Union Association of Old Regular Baptists, held with The Bethel Church, Letcher Co., Ky, September 14-16, 1906" shows the following: Horn, Nancy J. was the daughter of Sarah and Smith Mullins. She married Elder F. M. Horn, 9/29/1881. She died 8/27/1906, She had 15 children, four of whom died in infancy. Written by J. C. Swindall. This information was found in the Collection of Obituaries for the Old Regular Baptist Church Minutes. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/4707/obits44.html

Francis Marion Horne was born to Reverend Henry and Agnes Elizabeth "Eliza" Johnson Horne of Dorton, Pike County, Kentucky. He married (1) Nancy Jane Mullins Horne, the daughter of Smith and Sarah Craft Mullins of Dorton, Pike, Kentucky; (2) Dovie Jemimah Hamilton, the daughter of William Sheffield and Phenia Mullins Hamilton of Coeburn, Wise, Virginia. To his first marriage were born: Minerva. Joseph Smith, Sarah, William Henry, Elmira, Albert Newton, Elizabeth, Violet Eliza, Thomas Marion, Mary, John Morgan, George Washington, Margaret, Martha, and Victoria. To his second marriage were born: Bessie, Alice, Benjamin Franklin, Leslie Monroe, Martin Luther, Arizona Marie, Laura Belle, Lillie Jane, Francis Nicholas. Francis Marion was a minister in the Union Association of O ld Regular Baptist. ******

It is with an aching heart this evening that I make this feeble attempt to write in memory of our beloved father, Rev. F. M. Horne, who was born November 2nd, 1858 in Scott County, VA. and departed this life April 4th, 1931, at his home at Letitia, of Greenup County, Kentucky, his age being 72 years, 5 months, and 2 days. He was the son of Henry and Eliza Horne. He was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Mullins, September 29th, 1881. To this union were born 15 children, four dying in infancy and one, Mrs. Martha Horne Phipps, deceased in March, 1929. The remaining are left to mourn their loss. His companion departed this life, August 27th, 1904. He later was united in marriage with Dovy Hamilton, December 7th, 1905. To this union were born 9 children, one dying in infancy, eight still living. So, he leaves a companion, 18 children, 48 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, fours sisters, two brothers, and many other relatives, with a wide circle of his church fellowship and friends almost innumerable to mourn our loss, though we firmly believe that our timely loss is his eternal gain.

He was baptized into the fellowship of the Old Union Association of the Old Regular Baptist faith and order about 1892, and was ordained to preach by the presbytery consisting of Rev. J.C. Swindle and Rev. Fillmore Addington, called to the Bethel Church of that Association on Elkhorn, Creek in Letcher County, Ky in 1896. He ever lived a peaceful and devoted Christian life from the time of his regeneration until death. For thirty odd years, he traveled over the hill and valleys of Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio, and we believe, by the aid of the guiding spirit of the Almighty preached the gospel of the Son of God.

Many times, he would turn his back upon his family when he felt loathe to go and when his family desired his presence at home, to go and labor in God's vineyard or to perform what he felt to be his duty to the world and to his God. Now that mortal life has ceased, according to the teachings of the divine writ of God, "By their fruits, ye shall know them." we are fully persuaded to believe according to his walks while he sojourned on this earth with us, that he is now enjoying the fruits of his labors around the Eternal Throne of God.

It is a great comfort to me as I write this evening when I come to realize that during the last year of his stay on this earth with us, he was blessed with the privilege to see two of his daughters-in-law baptized into his church fellowship, which seemed to bring him much comfort and happiness, as he always had a great desire to see his children submit themselves subject to the teachings of the Devine Spirit of the All Mighty God, and come into the fellowship of the church. So my prayers are daily, and I beg the prayers of all who know God in pardon and remission of their sins, and know the worth of prayer that you ever pray God that His children who are still wandering in sin may be made able by the power of God to break the chains and fetters of Satan and follow the teachings of God's Divine Spirit even unto the washing of regeneration, that we may all be made able by the help of God to sing in a voice of one accord. Sleep on, dear father, sleep on. Though we mourn our loss, we do not desire your return any more. For, by faith, we hope to meet you on fair Canaan's peaceful shore. Yours in hope of Eternal Life, Written by son, A. N. Horne


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