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422. Leonard H. Hornsby (338) was born in 1699 in Linconlnshire Co, England.(275) He died on 12 Apr 1779 in Camden Dist, Fairfield Co., SC.(275) 18 April 2000
Leonard Hornsby emigrated to America in 1735 and settled probably in Prince
William Co. VA. In 1745 records show Leonard had land adjacent to the Taylors in
Prince William Co, VA. He moved to North Carolina and later to Chester Co. SC
where he died 6 Apr 1779. His heirs traveled on to the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama,
Mississippi and Texas.

Fairfield County, SC Will Book 1:
Pages 103-104. Leonard Hornsby’s estate. 12 Apr 1791 Will of Leonard Homsby was
proved. Administration granted to Elizabeth Homsby, executrix, who qualified.
Will of Leonard Homsby of the Province of South Carolina, Camden District, being
weak in body. To my eldest son William Hornsby all that tract of land belonging to
me in Prince William County in Virginia on Powells Run and Miapsco, and
binding(sic) on the land of Thomas Dowell and others. To my two Sons John Hornsby
and Leonard Homsby all that tract of land I own in North Carolina on Dunkins Creek,
to be equally divided between them. To my loving wife Elizabeth Homsby during her
natural life 200 acres on the Wateree Creek whereon I now live, and after her decease
to my two youngest sons James Hornsby and Moses Homsby to be equally divided
between them. To my six daughters, each of them one cow, to be delivered to them
when my said wife shall see cause. The rest of my estate to my wife. My wife the sole
executrix, 6 Apr. 1779.
John Yarborough
Thomas (T) Roberts
Elizabeth (I) Hornsby Leonard (H) Hornsby


*Prince William Co. will Book C, Page 423:
“Bond of Doughhety et al on the estate of James French, deceased. Know all men by
these presents that We Jarvis AH Doggarty*, William French, Leonard Hornsby and






John Reno are held and firmly bound unto Robert Jones, John Wright, John Crump,
and Benjamin Bullett, gentlemen, Justices of the County of Prince William etc., 23’d
May 1743”. [* liberties taken by the recording clerk with the name signed to the bond
as Jarvis A. Doughity}.
*prince William County Deed Book E 1740-1741
This Identure made the 22d day of October in the year of our lord one thousand seven
hundred & forty one Between James French of the Parish of Hamilton & County of
Prince William of one part and Leornard Hornsby of the said County Taylor of the
other part Witnessth that Whereas Henry Halley deced by Will devised to his Son
Francis Halley & his two Daughters Mary & Sibella a certain tract of land lying on the
South side of Occoquon Main Run on the branches of it & on the head of the North
Run of Quantico in the County of Stafford now Prince William containing three
hundred and thirty acres of land to be divided equally amongst them & the said
Francis Halley dying before he came of age the said James French bought his part
from their Brother Henry Halley Eldest Son of Henry Halley deced & also
bought another third part from Edward Holmes & Sibella his wife youngest Daughter
of the said Henry Halley deced by which he became possessed of the said land & that
Leomard Hornsby became possessed of the other part of the said Land by purchase
from Edward Vilet & Eleanor his Wife who
purchased the said land from Zacharias Miles & Mary his Wife the said Mary being
the Eldest Daughter of the said Henry Halley deced yet the said land was never
Divided Now to the intent that the said land be Divided between the said James
French & Leonard Homsby that they may henceforth enjoy the
Severally without disturbance of the other of them that they the said James French &
Leornard Hornsby by their agreement & by mediation of certain freinds indifferently
chosen & elected between them have made a division in manner as hereafter
mentioned Vizt the divinding line begining at a white oak standing in the Line of the
said Tract the courses whereof is No. West from a white oak on a Branch of Quantico
corner to the said Tract thence with the first mentioned white Oak through the said
Tract No.
West to a red Oak thence No. West to a white Oak thence North West through the
Tract to the line the the said Tract & that the said James French shall have for his part
of the land all that parcel that is on the North side of the said Line be the said Quantity
of Land good or bad more or less To Have and To Hold the said land with all its
woods & other appurtenances thereunto belonging to the said Land & divided from
the part of him the said Leonard Hornsby & that he the said Leornard Hornsby shall
have for his parcel of the siad land all that part that is on the South side of the said
Line by the said Quantity of land good or bad more or less To Have and To Hold the
same forever in Severalty & divided from the part of him the said James French. In
Witness whereof the parties to these presents have set their hands & Seals in presence
of us William More, Thomas Reno, George Bryn
James his mark French
Leornard Hornsby


The Hornsby family Bible record, which was transcribed from his Bible, was printed
in “The South Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution Bible Records”.

Source: Golden Chains of Love, copyright 1981, Martha Grant Cherry and Alma
Hornsby Bryan, Coleman, TX. & WFT Volume #6, Tree 2041, Volume #8, Tree
2597, also shows died in Fairfield Co., Va. Russell Hornsby Wright shows all the
children born in Jamestown, Va.

Hornsby Migrations from England to America, Leonard coming over in 1735. Settled
probably in Prince Williams County, Virginia. Later settled in S.C.

Documentation: S. C. Historical Magazine, Vol. LIX, 1958, Southern Bible Records,
Vol. IV.

Source: WFT Volume#9, Tree 1784, shows died in Camden Dist, Fairfield Co., S C
information copied from family Bible, now owned by C, B. Jordan of Bascomville, S
C., History of Travis Co., and Austin.

Copied from the family Bible,now owned by C B Jordan of Bascomville, SC -
Leonard Hornsby deceased in the 80th yr of his age Apr 12, 1779

Family Records, Mrs Henry S Cherry, San Antonio, TX - Leonard H Hornsby, b 1699
England, mar 1731, came to USA 1735, d 12 Apr 1779 SC

Elmore Co, Ala Recs - Leonard Hornsby, b 1699, d 12 Apr 1779

Hist of Travis Co & Austin - Leonard Hornsby, b 1699

I D Hornsby, Lubbock, TX “Leonard Hornsby came to America from England 1735.
Born 1699, died 4/12/1779 SC Camden Dist; married 1737 Va, Elizabeth “?“ b 1720
d 1/21/1801.

Dale Hornsby records: Leonard died 12 Apr 1779 Chester Co. SC.



“Colonial America, 1607-1789 VA Census Index”
Hornsby, Leonard - Frederick Co., 1759, Rent Roll
Hornsbey, Leonard - Frederick Co., 1764, Rent Roll
Homsby, Leonard - Prince William Co., 1773, Rent Roll
He was married to Elizabeth in 1737 in VA.

423. Elizabeth was born in 1720.(275) She died on 21 Jan 1801 in Bascomville, South Carolina. (275) 18 April 2000

Copied from the family Bible, now owned by C B Jordan of Bascomville, SC -
Elizabeth Homsby deceased in the 81st yr of her age Jan 21st 1808
Document from I D Hornsby, Lubbock, TX - Elizabeth, b 1720, mar 1737
Family Records, Mrs Henry S Cherry, San Antonio, TX - Elizabeth I, mar 1731, d 21
Jan 1801, Bascomville, SC
Elmore Co, Ala Recs - Elizabeth Homsby, d 21 Jan 1801
Gene of Leonard Homsby - Elizabeth
Willis Parker Hornsby Line - Elizabeth, b 1720 Va, d 21 Jan 1801
Hist of Travis Co & Austin - Elizabeth, b 1720
1730 -(10) W/F
1740 - (20) James City Co, Va, Jamestown
1750 - (30) James City Co, Va, Jamestown
1760 - (40) SC
1770 - (50) SC
1780 - (60) SC
1790 - (70) SC
1800 - (80) SC
1801 - (80) DECEASED 21 Jan Bascomville, SC
OTHER REFS 2. From I D Hornsby, 48 19-36th St. Lubbock, TX 794 14-2508
“Leonard Hornsby came to America from England 1735. Born 1699, died 4/12/1779
SC Camden Dist, married 1737 Va, Elizabeth “?“ b 1720 d 1/21/1801.

Per Some Reseachers Records: Leonard Hornsby I married “Elizabeth I. Wilson”.
Per Jesse Homsby Records: Leonard Homsby I married “Elizabeth Jones”.
I have found no proof of either.Documentation: S.C. Historical Magazine, Vol. LIX,
1958, pg. 52
Children were:

child211 i. Phaneul Hornsby.