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The Reverend William Henry Hornblower DD


Hereditary Member, admitted 1870

The Reverend William Henry Hornblower, DD
3rd Chaplain of the New Jersey Society 1882-1883

3rd Chaplain of the New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati
In office
1882 — 1883
Preceded by Luther Halsey
Succeeded by Samuel Moore Shute

Great grandson of propositus William Burnet. Chaplain of the Society of the Cincinnati in New Jersey 1882-1883. Born in Newark, NJ on 21 Mar 1820 and died in Allegheny, PA on 16 Jul 1883. Princeton graduate 1838 and MA Degree 1841. Princeton Theological Seminary graduate 1843. Rutgers DD, STD Degree 1860. Ordained 30 Jan 1844. Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Paterson, NJ 1844-1871. Professor of Sacred Rhetoric and Pastoral Theology at Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, PA 1871- 1883. Presidential Elector in 1860. Staunch anti-slavery advocate. Princeton Trustee 1864-1872. Married Matilda Butler. [Sources: PFAH; M; (98); (C). Pics: Princeton Class 1838 Box 89; Archives of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.]

Mr. Hornblower was the great grandson of William Burnet.

Succession

Propositus

William Burnet
Propositus
( — )

Predecessors

The Honorable Jacob Burnet LLD
Son
(1770 — 1853)
Admitted 1808
The Reverend William Henry Hornblower DD
Great grandson
(1820 — 1883)
Admitted 1870

Successors

Second Lieutenant Robert Wallace Burnet
Grandson
(1808 — 1898)
Admitted 1884
Jacob Staats Burnet Esq.
Great grandson
(1837 — 1910)
Admitted 1900
Robert Wallace Burnet II
Great-great-grandson
(1875 — 1929)
Admitted 1912
Private
Admitted 1940
Private
Admitted 1973