Have been reading all the messages regarding "Hornbeak". During travel times, I always check the phone books for the Hornbeak name. In Chicago, I called a Robert Hornbeak. A lady informed me that he wasn't home at that time and was at his other home in Centerville, TN. I believe he was a retired judge, if my memory recall is correct. Judge Hornbeak is African American.
This information may be helpful and again it may not. I am trying to collect information on Robert Eliga Hornbeak, of German heritage. Also, there is a Hornbeak, Tn in the West Tennessee area (very small town). Hope this info is helpful.