VAN HORNE, Isaac, (1754 - 1834)


VAN HORNE, Isaac, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Tollbury Township, Bucks County, Pa., January 13, 1754; apprenticed as a carpenter and cabinetmaker; elected ensign of a company of militia in 1775; appointed ensign in the Continental Army by the committee of safety and in January 1776 was assigned to Capt. John Beatty’s Company in Col. Samuel McGaw’s Regiment; held as a prisoner of war from November 1776 to May 1778 when he was exchanged; served as first lieutenant, captain lieutenant, and captain until the close of the Revolutionary War; justice of the peace for Tollbury Township for several years; coroner of Bucks County four years; member of the State house of representatives in 1796 and 1797; declined to be a candidate for reelection; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); moved to Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, in 1805; receiver of the land office at Zanesville from 1805 to December 1826 when he resigned; died in Zanesville, Ohio, February 2, 1834; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.