Horsley, John Rolfe

Birth Name Horsley, John Rolfe [1a] [2a] [3a] [4a] [5a] [6a]
Call Name Rolfe [1a] [2a] [3a] [4a] [5a] [6a]
Gramps ID I1114
Gender male
Age at Death 75 years, 11 months, 19 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth [E3066] 12 Feb 1868 Virginia, USA Birth of John Rolfe Horsley

[1a] [2a] [3a] [4a] [5a]
Residence [E3091] 1870 Lovingston, Nelson, Virginia, USA Living in dwelling 370, Lovingston, VA

[4a]
Census [E3090] 1870 Lovingston, Nelson, Virginia, USA 1870 Census: Lovingston, Nelson, VA; Roll M593_1665; p. 335; Image 50

State: Virginia

County: Nelson

Township: Lovingston

Post Office: Lovingston

Enumeration Date: 14 Jul 1870

Page: 49

Dwelling: 370

Family: 384

Age: 2

Sex: Male

Race: White

Birthplace: Virginia

[4a]
Residence [E3102] 1880 Stonewall, Appomattox, Virginia, USA Living in dwelling 66, Stonewall, Appomattox, VA

[5a]
Census [E1378] 1880 Stonewall, Appomattox, Virginia, USA 1880 Census, Stonewall, Appomattox, VA; Roll T9_1354; Family History Film 1255354; p. 415.4000-416.1000; Enumeration District: 11

Page: 8

Supervisor's District: 2

Enumeration District: 11

District: Stonewall

County: Appomattox

Enumeration Date: 4 Jun 1880

State: Virginia

Dwelling: 66

Family: 70

Race: White

Sex: Male

Age: 12

Relationship: Son

Marrital Status: Single

Birthplace: Virginia

Father's Birthplace: Virginia

Mother's Birthplace: Virginia

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Graduation [E3228]   Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, USA Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College

[7a]
Occupation [E3229]   Appomattox County, Virginia, USA County Surveyor

[7a]
Occupation [E3226] 1889 Richmond, Virginia, USA Virginia House of Delegates

[7b] [7a]
Occupation [E3225] from 1905 to 1919 Appomattox, Appomattox, Virginia, USA Clerk of Appomattox Circuit Court

[7c] [7a]
Occupation [E3230] from 1919 to 1925 Richmond, Virginia, USA Floor Leader, Virginia House of Delegates

[7a] [7b]
Residence [E3088] 1930 Stonewall, Appomattox, Virginia, USA Living in dwelling 282, Stonewall, Appomattox, VA

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Occupation [E3089] 1930 Stonewall, Appomattox, Virginia, USA Farmer on a general farm

[3a]
Census [E3087] 1930 Stonewall, Appomattox, Virginia, USA 1930 Census: Stonewall, Appomattox, VA; Roll 2435; p. 15B; ED 7; Image 147.0

State: Virginia

County: Appomattox

Township: Stonewall

Enumeration Date: 25 Apr 1930

Enumeration District: 6-7

Supervisor's District: 11

Sheet: 15B

Street: Horsley Road

Dwelling: 282

Family: 290

Relationship: Head

Home owned or rented: Owned

Live on a farm: yes

Sex: Male

Race: White

Age: 62

Marrital Status: Married

Age at first marriage: 51

Attended school: No

Able to read and write: yes

Birthplace: Virginia

Father's Birthplace: Virginia

Mother's Birthplace: Virginia

Able to speak English: yes

Occupation: Farmer

Industry: General Farm

Veteran: No

[3a]
Religion [E3231]   Appomattox County, Virginia, USA Elder and leader in the Presbyterian Church

[7a]
Death [E3067] 2 Feb 1944   Death of John Rolfe Horsley

[1a] [2a] [6b]
Burial [E3068] after 2 Feb 1944 Hebron Baptist Church, Stonewall, Appomattox, Virginia, USA Burial of John Rolfe Horsley

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Parents

Father Horsley, William N [I1412]
Mother Megginson, Frances D [I1413]
Siblings
  1. Horsley, William Hunt [I1416]
  2. Horsley, Amy [I1417]

Families

Married Wife Davidson, Annie Gilette [I0201]
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage [E2488]     Marriage of John Rolf Horsely and Annie G Davidson

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Gallery

  1. Rolfe
  1. Kate Mama
  2. Rolfe
  3. Annie Mama

Attributes

Attribute/ Type Value Notes Sources
Race White

[4a] [5a]

Source References

  1. Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery Survey [S0037]
    1. Date: 27 Dec 2008
  2. Ancestry Family Trees [S3703188182]
    1. Confidence: Very Low
  3. 1930 US Federal Census [S0034]
    1. Date: 25 Apr 1930
      Page: Stonewall, Appomattox, VA; Roll 2435; p. 15B; ED 7; Image 147.0
  4. 1870 US Federal Census [S0041]
    1. Date: 14 Jul 1870
      Page: Lovingston, Nelson, VA; Roll M593_1665; p. 335; Image 50
  5. 1880 US Federal Census [S1001]
    1. Date: from 3 Jun 1880 to 4 Jun 1880
      Page: Stonewall, Appomattox, Virginia; Roll: T9_1354; Family History Film: 1255354; Page: 415.4000 - 416.1000; Enumeration District: 11
  6. Family Interviews [S0092]
    1. Date: 21 Aug 2009
      Page: Email from Annie Shaw - more comments from Bibb Haley
      Source Reference Note:

      The Thornhills called Rolfe Cousin Rolfe.

    2. Date: 21 Aug 2009
      Page: Email from Annie Shaw - more comments from Bibb Haley
      Source Reference Note:

      When Uncle Rolfe died, Dr. Christianson woke in the middle of the night and told his wife "Rolfe died tonight". The next morning he got the phone call that Uncle Rolfe had died. He was "fey" and knew things.

  7. The History of Appomattox, Virginia [S0110]
    1. Date: 1948
      Page: 40
      Source text:

      JOHN ROLFE HORSLEY
      1868-1944

      Graduated at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, now the Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  A keen intellect, jovial disposition, he was a very welcome guest at all gatherings.  He was an Elder and leader in the Presbyterian Church.  County Surveyor. Member of the house of Delegates of Virginia in 1889.  Clerk of Appomattox Circuit Court from 1905 to 1919.  He was again elected to the House of Delegates serving from 1919 to 1925.  The members of that body soon realized his ability and made him Floor Leader.

    2. Date: 1948
      Page: 11
    3. Date: 1948
      Page: 10
      Source text:

      The County and Circuit Court Clerks were: John T. Bocock, Henry F. Bocock, George T. Peers, George W. Abbitt, J. R. Horsley, and the incumbent Clerk C. W. Smith.

  8. Thornhill Genealogy [S0044]
    1. Date: 1940
      Page: A-15

Pedigree

  1. Horsley, William N
    1. Megginson, Frances D
      1. Horsley, William Hunt
      2. Horsley, John Rolfe
        1. Davidson, Annie Gilette
      3. Horsley, Amy

Ancestors