Thomas G. and Salina (Horn) Rachford
Horn, William, farmer, Sec. 3; P. O. Dean; born in Estell Co., Ky., in
1826, removed to
Randolph Co., Mo., in 1840, thence to Davis Co., Iowa, in 1841, where his father settled, being, to the best of Mr. Hornís knowledge, the second family in the county, except those who came the same spring. But when the subject of this sketch came to do for himself, which was in 1848, very soon after becoming of age, he removed to this county, where he now owns 595 acres of land, valued at $20 per acre. Married Miss Margaretta Cooksy in 1848;she was born in Overton Co., Tenn., in 1829; they have ten children - Cynthia,
Clayborn N., Martha E., Samantha A., George W., William D., Elizabeth, Salina, James M. and Edna J. Democratic; members of Christian Church. Has held the offices of Township Clerk, Trustee, etc.
Thomas cash-claimed a quarter in 13, 8N 48W in 1891.
In 1895 Appanoose County Thomas is 30, Salina 28, Edna Blanch 4, and Ocle newborn.
In 1900 Wells, Appanoose County, Iowa (the same county as the Elam brothers), Thomas G. is 35, Salina 34, Edna 9, Lydia O. 7, Hazel 5, Floe 2, Baby three months.
Salina was the daughter of William and Margareta Cooksey Horn. So she was a cousin of Jennie Horn that married Marcellus Elam
Salina Rachford married William Stober Oct 29,1919 in Lancaster, Schuyler, Missouri.
Thomas G. 1864-1911 and Salina 1866-1921 are buried in Hilltown Cemetery, Appanoose County.