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George Washington Cornelison
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1844
Coffee County
Tennessee, USA
Death: 1914
Erick
Beckham County
Oklahoma, USA

George was the son of Milton P. CORNELISON (1821-1878) and Spicey TODD Cornelison (1812-1882). He had two wives. The first was Sarah Elizabeth RIGGINS (1848-1879). They were married on 8 Jul 1866 in Grayson Co., TX. Sarah died in 1879 in Texas after bearing him seven children:

Laura Evelena CORNELISON Floyd (1870-1912)
Jesse Milton Cornelison (1871)
Mary Jane Cornelison (1872-1957)
William Albert CORNELISON (1873-1950)
Sarola Della Cornelison Dawkins (1875)
Eugenia W. Cornelison (1877-1878)
Eugene M. Cornelison (1877-1878)

His second wife was my Great Aunt Mary Elizabeth CAMPBELL. Together they had 13 children. Not only did Mary raise her own 13 but George's seven other children as well. Their children were:

George Enos CORNELISON (1881-1933)
Spicey Cornelison (1882)
Matilda Cornelison (1883)
Archie Porter Cornelison (1884-1943)
Bertice "Bertie" Oma CORNELISON Lederer (1885-1928)
Annie Clarentine Cornelison Hansen (1888)
Effie May Cornelison Keen (1890-1955)
Homes Ira CORNELISON (1892-1943)
Carrie E. Cornelison (1894)
Zada G. Cornelison (1897)
Ila O. "Babe" Cornelison (1899)
Claude Douglas Cornelison
Leroy R. Cornelison (1905)

George was born in 1844 in Tennessee. He was four years old when Spicey and Milton set out for Texas.

During the Civil War he joined the 11th Texas Infantry along with his father and William F. and Garret Cornelison. There are conflicting reports on when George returned from the war. One report says that he was too sick to join and returned in July of 1862. Another report lists him as still with the 11th in 1863. He then returned to Cherokee County.

Sometime there after the whole family moved to Grayson County, Texas, near Collinsville. They stayed there until the turn of the century. In 1900 George's son, George E., set out with his young wife to Oklahoma. George W. and the rest of the family met them there where Erik is now located in 1901.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Milton P. Cornelison (1821 - 1878)
  Spicey Todd Cornelison (1812 - 1882)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Campbell Cornelison (1861 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Eugenia W Cornelison (1877 - 1878)*
  George Enos Cornelison (1881 - 1935)*
  Archie Porter Cornelison (1883 - 1943)*
  Bertice "Bertie" Oma Cornelison Lederer (1892 - 1928)*
  Homer Ira Cornelison (1892 - 1943)*
  Claude Douglas Cornelison (1902 - 1982)*
 
 Sibling:
  Celia Evaline Cornelison Swindle (1842 - 1932)*
  George Washington Cornelison (1844 - 1914)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Erick Cemetery
Erick
Beckham County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Section 01 Row 02 Grave 0360
 
Created by: Candice xo
Record added: Jun 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11234778
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- Candice xo
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- Candice xo
 Added: Feb. 17, 2009
My great, great grandfather.
- mparker
 Added: Apr. 7, 2008
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