Matthew Philips Horn
Born 11 June 1792 in Edgecomb County NC
Died After ? in
Wilson County TN
Married Martha T. Babb in 1817 in Wilson County TN
the son of Joel Horn (1751-1793) and Sarah Philips.
Matthew and Martha had the following children:
When Joel died in Edgecombe County NC Etheldred
was a baby. His mother Sarah moved to White's Creek north of Nashville TN to be near her brothers
Joseph and Mathew Philips. Etheldred's uncle, Benjamin Philips, was appointed guardian for him and his brother Matthew.
Matthew and Etheldred Horn appear on the 1811
Davidson County Tax List. Based on information from the staff
of TSLA, this Tax List was a survey or tally of potential taxpayers, collected by the Justice of the Peace
for each "precinct", and a number was assigned to each taxpayer. It seems likely that numbers
close together probably indictate proximity of residence and property location.
In this 1811 Tax List appearing on the same page of the Tally are the following:
In 1813 Etheldred Horn
purchased 640 acres on Barton's creek/ Wilson county TN, and the next year
he sold 383 acres on Barton's creek to Matthew Horn. These two brothers are frequently cited in various
records of Wilson County, apparently as successful and responsible
citizens. Barton's creek is east of Lebanon Tennessee, the county seat, and
just west of the community of Horn Springs.