|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1850|
|Death: ||May 27, 1928|
My great grandfather, Moses Andrew, was a son of Joel Adams Cornelius and Mary "Polly" Easley of Blount County, Alabama. He married Nancy Keziah Bynum, a daughter of James Bynum and Catherine Prater, on July 28, 1870 at James Bynum's house in Oneonta, Blount County "with Moses A. and Joel Cornelius, bondmen, Joel Cornelius, the father of Moses A. Cornelius consents." This marriage is recorded on page 389, Book G, 1868-1871, Blount County, Alabama.
Nancy and Moses were the parents of ten known chidren; one was born in Alabama, eight were born in Ellis County and the last was born in Brown County.
Moses Andrew came first to Ellis County about 1874 based on the Ellis County tax rolls. His second child, Modelia, was born in 1875 Ellis County.
1860 Blount Co., AL, Pg. 1108: Joel Cornelius, 50, TN; Mary, 45, TN; Mary Ann, 15, AL; Elijah, 13, AL; Moses, 12, AL; Merrideth, 8, AL
1870 Blount Co., AL, Pg. 316: Joel Cornelius, 64, TN; Polly, 54, TN' M.A.(Moses Andrew), 20, AL
1880 Ellis County TX ED 51, Pg 536C: Andrew Cornelius,30, AL; Nancy K., 25, AL; Modelia, 5, TX; Remus, 3, TX.
1900 Brown County TX, ED 8, Sh 3B: Andy M.Cornelius, 50, Wd, AL; Walter, 19, TX; Ethel M., 13, TX; Maggie, 11, TX.
1910 Brown County TX, ED 103, Sh 12A: Moses A.Cornelius,60, Wd, AL; George Galyon, 17, TX.
1920 Brown Co., TX, ED 11, Sh 4A: Mrs. Jessie Cornelius, 35, TX, Wd Milford, 19, TX Silas, 17, TX Solomon, 13, TX Noah, 11, TX Ruby, 9 1/12, TX Roland, 7 3/12, TX Oland, 7 3/12, TX Darwin, 5 6/12, TX Vonnie, 2 3/12, TX M.A., 70, AL (Moses Andrew).
It is probable that Moses came to Texas with his brothers Meredith and Elijah Benson. He moved to Brown County in 1890, or possibly late 1889. He appears on the 1889 Ellis County tax roll and the 1890 Brown County tax roll.
The children were: Mary Melvina (AL), Modelia (Ellis), Remus (Ellis), Lando (Ellis), Walter R. (Ellis), Kate (Ellis), Bishop A. (Ellis), Maud Ethel (Ellis), Maggie (Ellis), and James Asa (Brown). Five of these children are buried in Ellis County; five are buried in Brown County.
MOSES ANDY CORNELIUS. Moses Andy Cornelius, age 78, for the past 20 years a citizen of the Turkey Peak community near Zephyr, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. W.R. Cornelius, near Zephyr. Mr. Cornelius was a member of the Turkey Peak Methodist Church and [had] been one of the leading members of that congregation for several years. Moses Andy Cornelius was born January 1, 1850 in Alabama but had spent the greater part of his life in Brown county. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Mrs. W.R. Cornelius, of Zephyr and a grandson, Andrew M. Cornelius, of Brownwood. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. L.A. Clark, pastor of the Winchell Methodist Church and a former pastor of the Zephyr and Turkey Peak churches. Burial was made immediately following the services.
IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF, M.A. CORNELIUS, DIED MAY 27, 1928, AGE 78 YEARS
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: A precious one from us has gone; A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled; God in His wisdom has recalled, The boon His love had given, And though the body slumbers here, The soul is safe in Heaven.
Joel Cornelius (1811 - ____)
Mary Easley Cornelius (1815 - ____)
Nancy Keziah Bynum Cornelius (1851 - 1900)
Mary Melvina Cornelius (1873 - 1878)*
Modelia Cornelius (1875 - 1887)*
Remus Cornelius (1876 - 1901)*
Lando Cornelius (1879 - 1880)*
Walter R. Cornelius (1880 - 1918)*
Kate Cornelius (1883 - 1884)*
Bishop A. Cornelius (1884 - 1887)*
Maude Ethel Cornelius Hatley (1886 - 1918)*
Maggie Cornelius (1888 - 1902)*
James Asa Cornelius (1890 - 1891)*
William Thomas Cornelius (1834 - 1906)*
Solomon Cornelius (1836 - 1921)*
Cynthia Ann Cornelius Tidwell (1840 - 1920)*
Nancy Syrena Cornelius Armstrong (1842 - 1912)*
Sarah Ann Cornelius Allgood (1842 - 1920)*
Miriam Ann Cornelius Hartley (1845 - 1919)*
Elijah Benson Cornelius (1847 - 1896)*
Moses Andrew Cornelius (1850 - 1928)
Meredith Cornelius (1851 - 1935)*
Note: Broken stone with insription part missing.
Maintained by: Eugene Cornelius
Originally Created by: Johnny Egger
Record added: Nov 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9987142