Is anyone directly related to this John VanHorn?

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Moorestown:1st UMC
During the early part of the 1770’s Bishop Asbury, Joseph Pilmoor, and others often stopped at Moorestown and conducted preaching services. In the year 1812, Methodist meetings were held regularly in the town Hall and on August 15, 1815, the group was organized as a church and the following trustees were elected: Edward Harris, James Stiles, Josh Dobbins, Isaiah Toy and John VanHorn. Incorporation took place on August 21, 1815 under the name “Trustees of the Moorestown Methodist Meeting House.

 

I am looking for the descendents of this John VanHorn. I have something for them that belonged to John I would like to return.

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John Van Horn
Birth:  dd mm 1758 - Burlington, USA
Death:  date - city, Burlington, New Jersey, USA

F:  William Vanhorn
 
M:  Sarah Rudderow

 

by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (373k points)
Chris thanks for responding but I don't think this is going to be the correct John VanHorn. The reason being the John VanHorn I am looking for would have been asociated with Methodist Espisapol Conference Office in New York in 1830. Your John VanHorn would have been 88 years old. While it is possible he had this I think they generally had younger men go to the Conference, or at least that has been my experience.

It is a small pocket Bible and the reason I know it belonged to John VanHorn is that he signed it and wrote that it was his book under his signature. I would imagine that it would have great sentimental value to a descendent.

It is quiet worn and covered in cowhide rather nicely and you can see the wear and tear on it and you can tell it rode in a saddlebag a lot. It got wet a few times.

It's actually in such a good condition that I might question the authencity of if it wasn't plainly stated in the printing information at the front of it the date it was printed.

I tried to research John VanHorn and found one that help establish the jail in New York when it was colonial but that John would have been to old also. I found another in the 1700's further over into New England but it has been some time since I searched.

How, you might ask did I aquire such a thing? Good question! I bought it at auction with the express purpose of returning it to it's rightful owner. I hate that I don't own anything of my Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, or so on. That shouldn't happen! Someone who treasures this type thing should own them. His line may have died out and it may have gotten out into auction that way but there still should be a brother or sisters descendents who would like to own it.
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John William Van Horn
Birth:  dd mm 1902 - Lycoming
Death:  date - city, Cuyahoga, Ohio

F:  John William Van Horn
 
M:  Mary Francis Hamilton

 

by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (373k points)
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Here is a couple more:

 

John Van Horn
Birth:  dd mm 1798

F:  John Van Horn
 
M:  Eleanore Moode

John D Van Horn
Birth:  dd mm 1831 - Wayne, USA
Death:  date - city, Wayne, New York, USA
Marriage:  date - city, Wayne, New York, USA

by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (373k points)
This now could be him. Let me take a look at him and I'll get back with you.
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Yes, I am!

He and his wife Susannah are my gggg-grandparents.  They moved to Harrisburg around 1825.

i just learned through deed records about his association with this church.  I was thrilled to recently find them in NJ , but now I'm doubly thrilled!!!!

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I am working on John Vanhorn born about 1790 in New Jersey and who, along with his wife Fanny, was a member of the Methodist church in NYC in the between 1818 and 1833. He lived on Cherry street, was a smith, had 5 children that I know about.  He was my 4x great grandfather and is my current brick wall.  I would be VERY excited if this is your John Van Horn. Their church was on Allen Street in NYC
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