well, sue... i think we have it!subject to the normal loose qujestion marks. hold your breath now ....1/2/3:
at 1880 at Palmersville, Weekly, Tenn.
John Hornsby aged 35 a farmer married to: wait for it: BELLE aged 28 a good house wife.He from South Carolina she from Viginia AND ... FLORA AGED 6; b Weekly; Aloin( ? Spelling not clear; b Weekly; May aged 2 months, not named at that point; Scoltt Laurilla aged 66 living in from N.Carolina; Sara Laurilla, aged 25, living in from North Carolina.
This must be the couple.Can't hve two crazy coincidences in a day (You wanna bet ...!"
now the little question mark: you say 1864 ... this makes Flora (Bella) born 1874.
now John ws from England.Prob taken over from UK as a child with parents.i think we can trace their UK area of origin.and small clues or memory conversations fm the family to make a shortcut?
Now you say born N.Y.Coming from this side of the pond I'm not too certain how they worked the state designations in those days.but i have dealt with Hornsbys as far down as Orlean and Alabama in the 1850s with N.Y. as the designation.
hope you feel lucky!i had some after your Overton disappointment:
But again what a strange day for coincidences:An Arther Hornsby contacted me from Ontario hopefully wondering if 1850 grandparents were connected to both of us. Well, they were our joint grandparents!Who stem from ... John Hornsby and Dina or Diana Overton c 1725.Wht abt that!And many pieces of our joint jigsaw are falling into place for both.There IS a mystic side to this seeking of ancients...!here if i can help: john