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.