I am researching the Horr surname and my hope is that someone might be able to tell me more about this Sarah Horr. Thanks, Roz
Source: Kosciusko County, Indiana Biographical and Historical Record.
Obed H. Aborn, deputy clerk of the Koscinsko [Kosciusko?] Circuit Court, was born in Lewis County, New York, August 19, 1825.When two years of age his parents removed to Watertown, Jefferson County [NY], where he was reared.He was given a common-school education, and at the age of sixteen began to learn the joiner’s trade, at which he worked, more or less for thirteen years.In 1844 he came West and located in Champaign County, Ohio, where he worked at his trade a portion of the time until 1856, when he was employed as bookkeeper and clerk in a dry goods store at Mechanicsburgh [Ohio].He remained there until 1858, then came to Warsaw, and was employed as deputy clerk of the circuit court under Thomas Wood, and has served as such, with the exception of six years under succeeding clerks, until the present.In 1863 he was elected clerk of Koscinsko Circuit Court, and served four years.Politically he is a Republican.His father, Calvin Aborn, was a native of Vermont and of Scottish ancestry.He was a machinist, or millwright, by trade.He died in Watertown, New York, in 1870, at the age of seventy-six years.He was formally a Democrat, but in after life was a staunch Republican.He was reared a Scotch Quaker, and adhered to that faith during life.Mr. Aborn’s mother, Sarah (Horr) Aborn, was a native of Massachusetts and of Irish descent.She died at her native town in New York in 1838.Our subject was married at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, June 17, 1847, to Miss Mary Woods, daughter of Adam S. and Margaret (Campbell) Woods, a native of Pennsylvania, born near Gettysburg, and of German-Irish ancestry.She was reared a strict Methodist, but is now an Episcopalian.Mr. and Mrs. Aborn have four children---Mrs. Isora A. Pentecost, of Panora, Iowa;Thomas E., of Fort Wayne;Mrs. Sarah M. Fisher, of Detroit, Michigan, and Calvin E., of Warsaw.Mr. Aborn is a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, of Warsaw; also a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has taken degrees up to the Knights Templar.He is a member of the chapter and commandery at Warsaw.He has filled the chair of worshipful master three tears, and has taken subordinate positions in the chapter and commandery several years each. [End]