Horner, Junius Moore was born on July 7, 1859 in Oxford, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Hunter and Sophronia (Moore) Horner.
Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1885. Bachelor of Divinity, General Theological Seminary, 1890. Doctor of Divinity, University of the South, 1899.
Deacon, 1890, priest, 1891, Protestant Episcopal Church. Principal Oxford (North Carolina) School for Boys, 1890-1898. Consecrated first missionary bishop of Asheville (North Carolina), December 28, 1898, now Diocese of Western North Carolina.
Married Eva Harker, December 14, 1892. Children: Eva, Katherine, Junius Moore.