Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Peter Smith of Caswell County, North Carolina, married Richard Hornbuckle in 1792 in Caswell County, North Carolina. Their marriage bond was dated "7 January 1792. William W. Smith, bondsman." Richard Hornbuckle was one of the executors of Peter Smith's will. Hornbuckle's will was dated June 17, 1806, and was probated July 1806 in Caswell County, Will Book E, page 264. It names his wife, Elizabeth, and sons Simpson and Hiram.
In the 1800 census Richard and one other male in the household were listed as between the age of 26 and 45; there were three males under 10. The wife was under 45 and one girl was under 10 years of age.