VAN HORNE FAMILY

Special Collections

Collection ID: SP-3
Location: SP-3

(Description ID: 594114)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums 

Van Horne Family

SP-3


Introduction
Biographical Sketch
Scope and Content
Inventory

Introduction
This collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums by Thomas van Horne in 1974. 

Biographical Sketch
Thomas Budd van Horne was born June 1, 1783 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey to Reverend William van Horne and Lavinia Budd. On May 6, 1807 Thomas married Sophia Carmichael. The couple had eight children; William Alexander, Mary Ogden, Cornelia Ann (Adams), Catherine Sophia, Harriet L, Thomas Budd, Clarissa R, Carolyn.

In recognition of Reverend William van Horne’s services as chaplain in the Continental Army the family was granted a section of land near Lebanon, Ohio. While travelling to Ohio in 1807, Reverend Williams van Horne died in Pittsburgh. Thomas became head of the family after his father’s death and completed the journey to Ohio with his mother, wife, and sisters.

Thomas Budd van Horne served as a major and colonel in the War of 1812. He was in one of the first group of volunteers who, under the command of General Hull, opened the War of 1812. After General Hull’s surrender in Detroit, Thomas Budd would later report to New Albany headquarters in 1814 to give evidence at the court-martial of General Hull. It was at this time that Thomas Budd was promoted and commissioned by President Madison as a lieutenant colonial and ordered to Fort Erie. He would remain in command in Fort Erie until the close of the war in 1815. He would later serve as a public land commissioner in Northern Ohio.

Both of Thomas Budd’s sons, William A. and Thomas B., became well known in Ohio. William lived in Franklin where he built the first dam on the Miami River. He would also put in a raceway from the dam to the Mills in town. Thomas followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and would become a chaplain in the Civil War. 

Scope and Content
This collection, spanning 1794-1936, contains 75 pieces of personal correspondence, military, legal and ac documents, as well as genealogy material pertaining to the Thomas Budd van Horne family. The letters date from 1813-1936, with the bulk spanning from the 1830s – 1840s and are primarily of a personal nature. Other items include business receipts and newspaper articles.                                                                                                                                                           

Inventory Ac. 2241
75 Items

Folder 1 - Correspondence 1813-1936:

  • May 5, 1801 William van Horne to Thomas B. van Horne [typed copy]
  • April 10, 1813 John Armstrong to Lt. Col. Thomas B. van Horne
  • March 10, 1814 Robert Brent to Lt. Col. Thomas B. van Horne
  • March 8, 1815 C.S. Todd to Lt. Col. Thomas B. van Horne
  • November 22, 1819 Lewis Cass to William H. Crawford
  • December 27, 1819 William Henry Harrison, to William H. Crawford
  • December 27, 1819 Thomas Worthington to William H. Crawford
  • March 21, 1831 James B. Gardiner to Andrew Jackson
  • March 21, 1832 N. H. Swayne to Andrew Jackson
  • October 23, 1833 William A. van Horne to Lt. Col. Thomas B. van Horne [typed copy]
  • April 28, 1841 Thomas B. van Horne to William A. van Horne [typed copy]
  • March 22, 1843 William A. van Horne to Mrs. Sarah S. van Horne [typed copy]
  • April 19, 1865 William A. van Horne to Mrs. Sarah S. van Horne [typed copy]
  • May 16, 1936 James M. Farley to Thomas B. van Horne 

Folder 2 - Genealogy Material:

  • 1894 Obituary - William A. van Horne [copy]
  • 1895 Obituary - Reverend Thomas Budd van Horne [copy]
  • July 20, 1921 Birth Certificate - Thomas Budd van Horne jr. [photo static copy]
  • Unknown Obituary - W.S. van Horne [copy]
  • Unknown Newspaper Article - Van Horne Family Reaches Lebanon [copy]
  • Unknown Newspaper Article - Memoirs of the Van Horne Family [copy]
  • Unknown Van Horne Family Record (5)
  • Unknown Budd Family Record
  • Unknown Runyan Family Record
  • Unknown Wooley Family Record
  • Unknown 1st Male Line of Bernard van Horne 

Folder 3 - Military and Legal Documents 1797-1909:

  • June 7, 1797 Land Deed - Benjamin Sites to Reverend William van Horne (not present 9/10/19)
  • June 19, 1806 Power of Attorney - Daniel Cushing to Thomas B. van Horne
  • 1808 Letter of Administration - William van Horne Estate
  • July 18, 1809 Document of Indenture - Fanny Danbury to Thomas B. van Horne
  • February 18, 1809 Document - Thomas B. van Horne elected cornet of a company
  • September 24, 1811 Document - Thomas B. van Horne elected Lieutenant
  • June 1, 1812 Document - Thomas B. van Horne elected Major of 1st Battalion of Col. James Findlay’s Regt (2)
  • July 13, 1812 Report of Guards and Prisoners
  • October 1, 1812 Expenses as Major of Ohio Volunteer Militia- Thomas B. van Horne
  • March 24, 1813 Document- Thomas B. van Horne elected Lieutenant Colonel
  • May 1813 Expenses Account
  • May 1-Aug 1, 1913 Expenses Account
  • Aug 1-Sept 25, 1913 Expenses Account
  • Sept 25-Dec 23, 1913 Expenses Account
  • May 5, 1816 Document - Thomas B. van Horne elected Adjutant
  • June 30, 1817 Notice of Payment
  • May 9, 1818 Document - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Adjutant
  • July 7, 1819 Document - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Assistant Quartermaster General (not present 9/10/19)
  • July 29, 1819 Documents of Legal Guardianship (3)
  • 1822 Letter of Recommendation
  • February 22, 1827 Power of Attorney
  • July 30, 1831 Treaty - U.S. and Senecas and Shawnees
  • May 3, 1832 Document - Appointing Thomas B. van Horne Register of the Land Office for the District of Piqua, Ohio signed Elijah Hayward (Commissioner of the General Land Office)
  • November 13, 1832 Notice of Land Sale
  • August 15, 1835 Partial Document - signed by Robert Lucas, Governor of Ohio
  • March 6, 1837 Receipt
  • April 4, 1837 Receipt
  • April 8, 1937 Receipt
  • May 19, 1837 Receipt
  • December 30, 1837 Map - plan of defenses of the western and northwestern frontier [see map collection]
  • February 8, 1839 Receipt
  • May 16, 1840 Photograph  - Medal issued by Congress to honor William Henry Harrison’s victory in the War of 1812
  • April 29, 1841 Document - Thomas B. van Horne elected President of Lebanon & Miami Banking Co.
  • August 25, 1855 Marriage Certificate - Thomas Wise and Lois Tyre
  • August 1877 Miscellaneous Seal
  • June 30, 1905 Document - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Horne Consul at Rosario (not present 9/10/19)
  • February, 1909 Various Official Government Documents
  • February 8, 1961 Newspaper Article - Poignant Old Letter Offers Us Reminder [copy]
  • Unknown Crest and Impression of Jade Ring (not present 9/10/19)
  • Unknown Envelopes - signed Thomas B. van Horne
  • Unknown Obituary - Dr. Thomas Budd van Horne 

Oversize Material

  • August 20, 1795 Deed - John Cleves Symmes to William van Horne
  • 1797 Bond - Benjamin Sites to Reverend William van Horne
  • May 5, 1820 Document - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Register of the Land Office for the District of Piqua, Ohio signed by President James Monroe
  • May 14, 1824 Document - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Register of the Land Office for the District of Piqua, Ohio signed by President James Monroe and William H. Crawford
  • February 6, 1828 Document - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Register of the Land Office for the District of Piqua, Ohio signed by John Quincy Adams and Richard Rush
  • October 8, 1835 Document - relating to the General Land Office
  • November 2, 1841 Notice of Administrator’s Sale of the Estate - Thomas B. van Horne
  • 1898 University of Michigan Diploma - Thomas B. van Horne
  • August 12, 1905 Special Passport - Thomas B. van Horne
  • December 12, 1905 Document - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Horne U.S. Consul at Rosario signed by President Theodore Roosevelt
  • October 15, 1910 Document - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Vice and Deputy Consul at Rosario, Argentina 

Addendum
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Folder 3 - Documents 1797-1909:

  • December 2, 1813 Inspector General R.G. Merit to Thomas B. van Horne - attend the court martial of General Hull 

Oversize:

  • April 6, 1867 Certificate - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Post Chaplain signed by President Andrew Jackson
  • July 14, 1870 Certificate - Thomas B. van Horne appointed Post Chaplain singed by Ulysses S. Grant