|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1846|
Thomas was the youngest child born to Abner Cornelius and Susan McPherson. He married Laura J. Shugart on February 12, 1871 in Jefferson County, Alabama. The children of this couple were: McPherson, John T., Mary Ann, and a child (name not known).
1850 Blount Co., AL, pg 101A: Abner Cornelius, 49, SC; Susan, 47, TN; Letta, 25, AL; McPherson, 23, AL; William, 20, TN; Susan, 18, GA; Elisabeth Ann, 18, GA; Cincinnati, 14, GA; Abner, 12, AL; Sincinnana, 9, AL; Barton, 6, AL; Brighton, 4, AL.
1860 Blount Co., AL, pg 962: Abner, 50 M, farmer, SC; Susan, 55 F, TN; Letha, 28 F, blind, AL; Cincinatti, 25 F, AL; Cinceana, 20 F, AL; Barten, 17 M, AL; Britton, 14 M, AL.
1900 Indian Terr., Cherokee Nation, ED 47, Sh 15, Vian: Thomas B. Cornelius, Sep 1846, 53, AL; Laura J., Aug 1849, 51, GA, wife; Jesse E. Booze, Nov 1892, 7, boarder (actually grandson), Ind Terr.; Cornelius Taylor, Aug 1887, 12, Ind Terr, boarder.
1910 Sequoyah Co., OK, ED 211, Sh 11A; Thomas B. Cornelius, 63, AL; Laura J.. 60, GA; Evans Booze, 17, OK, grandson.
1920 Sequoyah Co., OK, ED 147, Sh 4B: Tomas B. Cornelius, 73, AL; Lorah J., 70, GA
Portrait from the Past: T.B. Cornelius excerpts from Sequoyah Co. Democrat, Dec 1913.
"The subject of this sketch is so familiar to us as well as Sequoyah Co., that it is almost useless to call his name. But as there have been a number of recent additions to our growing population, T.B. Cornelius, our efficient and well qualified town justice, is creditably discharging his duties which are numerous, to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.
We do not deem it necessary to go into detail of his life and past business career, as they both are so familiar and indelibly stamped on the minds of our citizens and Sequoyah Co. We wish only to give in detail or merely epitomize the judge's actions since inducted into office.
First his books and records are the most accurately and conveniently kept. All cases being indexed and numbered so that if you were to call upon him for information in regard to any case that he may have delt with he can in a moment's time give you step by step taken, and if money is paid by an accused he can readily show you an itemized manner where each dollar goes, or has gone.
His rulings and disciplines on the bench are perfectly fair and impartial to the most humble citizen to the highest, from the old offender to the young. He knows quite well how, when and under what circumstances to temper justice with mercy, especially to the young who may be so unfortunate as "to fall by the wayside", and always advises them in a good humored, kind hearted manner and tries to impress upon them the truthfulness of that old adage, and that "the way of the transgressor is hard," and to "go and sin no more."
His records show for the quarter just ending that he has paid over to the County Treasurer $337, and has disposed of something like 160 cases. Our county attorney has examined in detail Mr. Cornelius' office and says all lines are in excellent shape.
Vian feels proud of her selection of town justice in the last campaign and we vouch for him that he will never committ an act that will cause them to regret their action."
Abner Cornelius (1802 - 1881)
Susan McPherson (1803 - ____)
Laura Jane Shugart Cornelius (1849 - 1921)
McPherson Cornelius (1871 - 1898)*
John T Cornelius (1873 - 1898)*
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Maintained by: Eugene Cornelius
Originally Created by: Frances Allen Titsworth
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64306050