Bozarth Researchers,I have been researching my own Horner line and keep coming across connections to the Bozarth line.I thought I would share some of what I've found in case it can be of help to this family.
"Benjamin Horner was the second settler on the Wilson farm.He was an Irishman, having been born in "Old Erin"He married Miss Mary Murphy, sister of the four Murphy Brothers, and went from here to Roane county, where they both fell asleep.He had a son, Benjamin, by a former marriage, who went west with Valentine Bozarth."data source for this information was West Virginia History, Ritchie County found at Ancestry.com
Then in an 1860 Census, Southhampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey...Page 29 , lines 37-40 and continued on page 30, lines 1-5 and lines 26-28 it reads:
John Horner age 62Master farmer Elizabeth Horner age 63 Sarah E. Horner age 20 James McFadden age 20 (from Ireland) Benjamin Bozarth age 17Farm apprenticefrom NJ Mathias Scottage 16(from England) Elizabeth Minginage 17NJ Matilda Hendricksonage 14NJ Charles Hornerage 21Pennsylvania (all of the above were one household)
Elizabeth Bozarthage 53NJ Jane Bozarthage 21NJ Melvina Bozarthage 2NJ
*As an added footnote:Elizabeth and Jane had been listed as unable to read or write.