Drummer Boy

Isaiah Van Horn Revolutionary War Veteran and Pioneer of Indiana County Pennsylvania

by J. Derald Morgan Ph D PE



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 14/03/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 728
ISBN : 9781456742775
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 728
ISBN : 9781456742799

About the Book

This is a book about the ancestors and descendants of Isaiah Van Horn a Pioneer of Indiana County and Drummer Boy in his father’s Bucks County, Pennsylvania Malitia. The book delineates all of the descendants that the author could locate and includes information about the family that he could gather from various sources and individuals.

The Van Horn family began in the United States of America with the migration of Barent Christianson Van Horn to New Amsterdam with the early Dutch Settlers. Barent was the first Fire Marshal of New Amsterdam. He was a burger and owned an acre at the Land Gate of the Walled Street. That location is Broadway at Wall Street in New York today.

The book includes some information about how later families were duped into believing that they still owned this property and that all would receive a portion of the riches from the settlement of this claim to this valuable location.

The earliest ancestor in this work is Dick Clausen, born in 1616. There are over 6200 individuals included in the book covering 15 generations of Van Horn descendants. Over 1300 surnames are linked with the Van Horns in this book with over 1900 marriages delineated. It is interesting to note that the average life span from 1600 to date is 60 years and 7 months. Some indication of the longevity of the Van Horn stock.

Other surnames of note are Work, Stewart, Steele, Shaffer, Mock, McElhoes, McCausland, McAFoos, Lydick, Lambing, Hutzler, Hutchison, Hummel, Gearhart, Dilts, Coon, Condron, Burket, Aul and Ashcom as well as over 1300 other surnames.

About the Author

Dr. J. Derald Morgan is an accomplished author, genealogist, family historian and expert witness.

Dr. Morgan was a University Professor and Administrator for 46 years. He served as Vice President and Executive Director of the UAH Foundation at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, was Dean at New Mexico State University, and was Department Head and the ALCOA and Emerson Electric Chaired Professors at University of Missouri-Rolla now Missouri Science and Technology during his academic career.

Dr. Morgan is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and the National Academy of Forensic Engineers and Associate Editor of the Power Systems Research Journal. In addition to being a successful researcher, professor and university administrator, he is a forensic engineer with an active practice.

Dr. Morgan has been an adult Boy Scout Leader for over 48 years, a leader in the United Methodist Church and a member of numerous professional and civic organizations.

The father of four children and grandfather to 9 he has been an avid family historian for over 40 years. He believes that knowing your roots is essential to developing a perspective on who you are and what your role is in society. Knowing your roots gives a foundation for a successful and fulfilling life.

As a member of the Sons of the American Revolution Dr. Morgan also believes that every American needs more knowledge about their family and its contribution to the development of this great nation. Out of this knowledge grows an appreciation for the freedoms we have and a commitment to sustaining a free society.