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Colonel Thomas Hornor 1767-1834

Colonel Thomas Hornor 1767-1834

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Colonel Thomas Hornor 1767-1834

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Oxford
The Township of Blandford-Blenheim
In the cemetery west of Princeton on the north side of Road 2
just east of Horner Creek, street number 686853


Coordinates: N 43 09.757 W 80 32.291

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Plaque Text

Born in New Jersey, Hornor first came to Upper Canada in 1793 and visited the unsettled township of Blenheim. Disposing of his holdings in the United States, he emigrated to Blenheim in 1795. That year he completed (on lot 15, concession 1) the first sawmill, and in 1802 the first grist-mill, in what is now Oxford County. In 1800 he was appointed a justice of the peace for the London District and registrar for Oxford and Middlesex Counties. He served as an officer in the 1st Regiment Oxford Militia and became its colonel in 1822. Elected to the provincial legislature as Oxford's first member, Hornor represented this riding, 1820-31 and 1832-34.

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