Joseph Hornsby played a significant role in the development of Shelby County. In the second of a 3-part series, he becomes involved in acquiring and selling large tracts of the county.
By Ron Van Stockum
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 6:28 pm (Updated: May 8, 6:38 pm)
Between 1783 and 1786, Joseph Hornsby, prosperous and prominent resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, had acquired five land grants in present-day Shelby County (which was then Jefferson County, Va.), including 2,400 acres on Plum Run and 400 on Fox Run.
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