VANHORN Family

First Generation

1. Thomas1 VanHorn was born in New Jersey April 1852.

He married Rebecca Smith 1886. Rebecca was born in Pennsylvania January 1868. In the 1900 census Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 170, Thomas (age 48) is recorded with his wife Rebecca (age 32), Lyda (age 12, Cora (age 10), William (age 9), Thomas (age 7), Lewis (age 5), Laura (age 4), Annie (age 3) and Elias (age 1). They have been married for 14 years and have had 8 children. Tom is noted as a farmer and he rents the farm. This was a little missleading in that page 170B was recorded before 170A. Tom and Rebecca are on the bottom of 170B and the 8 children are on top on 170A. Right next door is Albertus Godown and his family.

Thomas VanHorn and Rebecca Smith had the following children:

child 2 i. John2 VanHorn (living status unknown).

child 3 ii. Lydia A VanHorn was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey July 1887.

child 4 iii. Cora B VanHorn was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey February 1890.

child + 5 iv. William Marcus VanHorn was born June 1891.

child 6 v. Thomas VanHorn was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey September 1892.

child 7 vi. Lewis VanHorn was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 1894.

child 8 vii. Laura E VanHorn(5431) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey November 14, 1896. Laura died November 12, 1960 in Glen Gardner, NJ, at 63 years of age. Mrs. Laura E. Godown was the wife of Samuel Godown of Stockton. She died at the State Sanitarium in Glen Gardner at the age of 65.

She was survived by her husband, two sons, Lewis of Stockton and Lester of Trenton; a daughter, Mrs. Eva Faethe of Flemington; three brothers, William and John VanHorn of Stockton and Thomas VanHorn of Franklin; one sister, Mrs. Cora Douglas of Fredonia, N. Y.; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Lambertville Beacon October 20, 1960

Find A Grave Memorial# 38827969 She married twice.

She married Samuel Oliver Godown in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, 1909. Samuel was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey August 1882. Samuel was the son of Oliver Godown and Mary Ann Winter. Samuel died 1944 at 61 years of age. He was killed by a train in 1943 or 1944 (See Samuel Oliver Godown for the continuation of this line.)

She married Samuel William Godown Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, 1919. Samuel was born Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ January 11, 1891. Samuel(5432) was the son of Augustus W Godown and Mary Ann Martin. Samuel died March 16, 1973 Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 82 years of age. He is buried in Rosemont Cemetery (See Samuel William Godown for the continuation of this line.) In the 1930 census Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ page 192, Laura (age 35) is recorded with Eva (age 10), Charity VanHorn (age 62) and are living in the home of Charles Eick (age 29). She was first married at age 15,

child 9 viii. Annie VanHorn was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey May 1897.

child 10 ix. Elias VanHorn was born in Pennsylvania April 1899.

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