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Laura Cornelia "Cornelia" McGimsey Avery
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1840
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1920
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA

She was last married to William Brown Avery.
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A new book with the correspondence between Cornelia and her future husband has been published.
This book tells the story of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a couple from Burke County, North Carolina.
It is a collection of the letters exchanged by Cornelia McGimsey and her beau, Lewis Warlick. Lewis enlisted for a six-month tour of duty in Company G, lst Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers in 1861.
When the company was mustered out at the end of six months, after a brief visit home he reenlisted at Wilmington, North Carolina and spent the remainder of the war in uniform. He saw action from Bethel Church to Gettysburg, and fi­nally surrendered at Farmville, Virginia, in April of 1865
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Lewis McGimsey (1775 - 1852)
 
 Spouses:
  William B Avery (1828 - 1900)
  John Lewis Warlick (1834 - 1865)
 
 Children:
  Robert James Avery (1880 - 1945)*
 
 Sibling:
  Alpheus McGimsey (1815 - 1881)*
  Laura Cornelia McGimsey Avery (1840 - 1920)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Source for dates: North Carolina death certificate
 
Burial:
Avery Family Cemetery #2
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: P. V. Hays
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41422937
Laura Cornelia Cornelia <i>McGimsey</i> Avery
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Laura Cornelia Cornelia <i>McGimsey</i> Avery
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1st cousin of my great great grandmother Mary Frances
- Kramer
 Added: Feb. 3, 2012

- Gerry
 Added: Oct. 12, 2009
 
 
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