Burt Van Horn, is a son of Judge James Van Horn and was born in the town of Newfane, Niagara county, October 28, 1823. His grandfather (also named James) was a native of New Jersey, where his son James was born in 1770. He settled in Newfane in 1815, was a blacksmith, a farmer, and a miller; he built the first grist mill, which has been described in earlier pages of this volume, and which was burned by the British in 1813. It stood on Eighteen-mile Creek on the site of the Lake Shore mills. He also built the first woolen mill in this county, When Niagara county was organized he was chosen as one of its judges and performed the duties of the office with intelligence and probity. His son, Burt Van Horn, is one of the prominent citizens of the county.
Contributed 01 Oct 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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