VanHorn Timeline

The timeline of the Vanhorn family starting with its original known founders

  • Matthys Corneliussen born in Denmark. 7th Great Grandfather. King Christian IV is in power in Denmark.
  • Abraham Matthysen VanHorn is born in Brookyn NY. Married Annetje Corne Covenhoven. 6th Great Grandfather. 1st to use the Vanhorn Name. William Penn receives a charter for land on which he will found Pennsylvania
  • Cornelius Abram Van Horn 1724–1784 5th great-grandfather. New Jersey. Married Gertrude Charity Wyckoff. It is estimated that by 1725 there are approximately 75,000 black slaves in the American colonies.
  • Simeon Van Horn 1753-1821 New Jersey. Married Sarah Danham. 4th Great Grandfather. 1st steam engine arrives in U.S. colonies. US population 11.3 million people.
  • George Van Horn New Jersey. 3rd Great Grandfather. Nothing is known about him except his wife Mary Smith also married George's brother.
  • Benjamin V. VAN HORN New Jersey. 2nd great-grandfather. Married Irene Millard. The U.S. Congress passes an act to "prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States"
  • Benjamin Franklin VanHorn. Born Hunters Creek Michigan. Married Mary Ann Prestage. Great Grandfather
  • William Benjamin Van Horn. Born Metamora Michigan. Married Daisy Laretta Hunt. Paternal Grandfather
  • Donald E VanHorn. Born Caro Michigan.

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Our first Ancestors of the 4 families in America

William Read
Birth 1605 • Canterbury, Kent, England
Death 13 JUN 1669 • Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
8th great grandfather


Matthys Corneliussen(VanHorn)
Birth 1640 • Jutland Denmark
Death 1703 • Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
7th great grandfather
Matthys lived 380 Years ago


Christian Clay
Birth 1725 • Berlin, Germany
Death 1820 • New Jersey
4th great grandfather


(William) Arthur Bostwick
Birth 22 DEC 1603 • Tarporley, Cheshire, England
Death 10 DEC 1680 • Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
9th great grandfather