Eli Croome Horn
Company B, 10th Regiment Florida Infantry
Eli Croome Horn was born in Twiggs County, Georgia, on November 18, 1845, the son of Arthur Bryant Horne, mechanic and farmer, and Mary Hardy Stanley. The family moved to Hamilton County, Florida in 1857. Eli C. Horn followed in his father’s footsteps and became a mechanic and farmer, also. He married Mary A. “Mollie” Frier, born July 24, 1841 in Georgia.
To this union were born the following children: (1) Thomas Horn, born ca 1862, died before 1880; (2) John, born ca 1864, died before 1880; (3) Emma Annette Horn, born May 30, 1867, died March 12, 1932, buried in Day Cemetery, Day, Florida, married Wiley Eli McCall; (4) Mallory Frederick Horn, born September 14, 1871, died February 8, 1933, married Sallie Watson; (5) Mary Eva Horn, born ca 1874, married H. J. Green in 1891 in Jasper, Florida; and (6) Sarah Helen Horn, born June 6, 1876, died March 5, 1949 in Jennings, Florida, married Madison Lent Horton.
Mary A. “Mollie” Frier, first wife of Eli Croome Horn, died in Jasper, Florida, on October 10, 1882.
After the death of his first wife, Eli C. Horn married Mollie Reid on November 21, 1883. She was born 1858 in Tennessee. To this union were born the following children: (1) Cleveland Horne, born ca 1885; (2) Virgie Horne, born ca 1886; and (3) Florence Horne, born ca 1889.