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William Cornwell, Sr
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Birth: 1795
Prince William County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1860
Clark County
Illinois, USA

William Cornwell Sr., born 1795 at Independence Hill in Prince William County, Va, is the earliest Cornwell ancestor to arrive in Clark County, Illinois. William married Nancy Stifle around 1818. William is the son of JOHN RABBY CORNWELL and SARAH SALLY NORMAN of Prince Wm County, Va.
William Cornwell Sr. settled with his family near the town of Belpreville in Washington County, Ohio, in 1825. Belpreville is two miles from the Ohio River. On October 4, 1837, William Cornwell Sr. purchased a farm in Washington County, Ohio.
In the fall of 1849, William and Nancy Cornwell moved to Crawford County, IL. They came by wagon from Ohio by way of the National Road.
William Cornwell Sr. moved his family from Licking Twp, Crawford County, IL, to Melrose Twp, Clark County, IL, in the fall of 1854. On Christmas Day, 1858, William purchased the original Cornwell farm in Melrose Twp. This farm consisted of 30 acres located in the SW1/4 of NW1/4 of Section 29, Melrose Twp.
William Cornwell died in 1860 in Melrose Twp. He was ill for 8 days. He was buried at Olive Branch Church Cemetery without a headstone. His burial is recorded in the church cemetery book.

Family links: 
  John Cornwell (1766 - 1814)
  Sarah Norman Cornwell (1774 - 1857)
  Nancy Stifle Cornwell (1800 - 1871)
  Catharine Cornwell Driggs (1819 - 1840)*
  Sarah Ann Cornwell Mitchell (1822 - 1897)*
  Christopher Cornwell (1826 - 1863)*
  Mary Cornwell (1830 - 1875)*
  Cynthia Esther Cornwell Hall (1832 - 1873)*
  Elizabeth Cornwell Heaton (1834 - ____)*
  Nancy D. Cornwell Dart (1836 - ____)*
  John Franklin Cornwell (1837 - 1909)*
  William Cornwell (1838 - 1911)*
  Thompson Rector Cornwell (1842 - 1905)*
  Lucy Cornwell King (1844 - 1909)*
  William Cornwell (1795 - 1860)
  John Cornwell (1799 - ____)*
  Thompson Cornell (1806 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Olive Branch Cemetery
Clark County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Ron Cornwell
Record added: Dec 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23471365

- Deborah Barber
 Added: Dec. 8, 2014

- Rick and Kathy Wright
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014

- Cindy Cornwell McCachern
 Added: Sep. 3, 2009

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