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Harrison Horner and Amanda Edmonston's Mystery Children

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Harrison Horner and Amanda Edmonston's Mystery Children

Posted: 4 Sep 2013 11:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Harrison Horner married Amanda Edmonston, and they had 12 children, but the middle of their family vanished. I can't find death or marriage records for these 7:

Perish Horner, b. 1875/76
Clement Horner, b. 1876/77
Aaron Horner, b. 1880
Jona Horner, b. Apr 1881
Malinda Horner, b. May 1883
Sidney Horner, b. Feb 1884
Nezzie \ Nessie Horner, b. Dec 1887

All 7 of them appear just once, in either 1880 or 1900, then vanish in the mists of time. Does anyone know what happened to them? Here are the two census entries, with the mystery children marked.


1880, Clay Twp, Dunklin, Missouri:

Horner, H. C, [Harrison] 31, head, Mo, Tenn, Tenn, farmer
Horner, Amanda, 26, wife, Mo, Ark, Ark
Horner, Allen, 8, son, Mo, Mo, Mo
Horner, Mary C, 6, Dau, Mo, Mo, Mo
* Horner, Perish, 4, son, Mo, Mo, Mo
* Horner, Clement, 3, son, Mo, Mo, Mo
* Horner, Aaron, 5m, son, Mo, Mo, Mo
Horner, Charles, 14, Nephew, Mo, Tenn, Tenn


1900, Hornersville, Dunklin, Missouri

Horner, Amanda, head, Feb 1852, Widowed, Mo, Mo, Mo, farm labor
* Horner, Jona, son, Apr 1881, Mo, Mo, Mo, farm labor
* Horner, Malinda, dau, May 1883, Mo, Mo, Mo, farm labor
* Horner, Sidney, son, Feb 1884, Mo, Mo, Mo
* Horner, Nezzie, dau, Dec 1887, 13, Mo, Mo, Mo
Horner, Amanda, dau, Aug 1887, 12, Mo, Mo, Mo
Horner, Pearl, dau, Dec 1891, Mo, Mo, Mo

Amanda (Sr.) has borne 12 children, but only 8 are living.

[As written, Nezzie is 13, b. Dec 1887. Amanda is 12, b. Aug 1887. Amanda (Jr) is b. 18 Aug 1888 on her 1918 death certificate, which makes more sense.]

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