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Elijah Benson Cornelius
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Birth: 1847
Blount County
Alabama, USA
Death: 1896
Ellis County
Texas, USA

Elijah was the seventh child of Joel Adams Cornelius and Mary "Polly" Easley. He married Mary S. Bynum, Jan. 19, 1870, Elijah B. & Thos. Cornelius, bondsmen, p. 317, Book G, 1868-1871, Blount Co., Ala. by Justice of Peace. Mary was a daughter of James Bynum and Catherine "Katie" Prater, and a sister to Nancy K. Bynum, who married Elijah's brother Moses Andrew Cornelius.

Elijah and Mary were the parents of eight children, with only three reaching adulthood. The children were Elbridge C., Lura Samantha, Artilissa, Albert, Robert, Elijah Benson, Ada and Ruthie.

1860 Blount Co., AL, Pg. 1108, East Subdivision, Summit, Dwell #662, 17 July 1860: 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 316A: E.B. Cornelius, 23,AL; E.A. Prewett,4, AL; C.A. Prewett, 2, AL. The "Prewett" children are Elijah A. Pruett and Cena A. Pruett, children of Ransom D. Pruett and Ellender L. Cornelius Pruett.

1880 Ellis Co., TX, ED 52, pg 540 : E.P. Cornelius, 32, AL; Mary, 30, AL; Elbridge, 9, TX ; Samantha, 7, TX; Artilissa, 5, TX; Albert, 3, TX; Robert, 1, TX.

1880 Ellis County, Tx Agricultural Census: E.P. Cornelius, rent farm for share of production; 30 acres tilled, 130 acres unimproved; Farm, land, fences, buildings value $500; Implements/machinery value $15; live stock value $40; 2 milk cows, 4 others, 1 calf dropped in 1879; 2 cattle sold 1879. 2 cattle died; 25 pounds butter made 1879; 2 swine, 13 poultry; 25 dozen eggs 1879; 7 acres Indian corn, 25 bushels; 8 acres cotton, 2 bales.

Though Elijah is buried in Ellis County, the exact site is not known.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joel Cornelius (1811 - ____)
  Mary Easley Cornelius (1815 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary S. Bynum Cornelius (1849 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Elbridge Chapman Cornelius (1871 - 1929)*
  Lura Samantha Cornelius Gilbreth (1873 - 1903)*
  Elijah Benson Cornelius (1885 - 1927)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Thomas Cornelius (1834 - 1906)*
  Solomon Cornelius (1836 - 1921)*
  Cynthia Ann Cornelius Tidwell (1840 - 1920)*
  Sarah Ann Cornelius Allgood (1842 - 1920)*
  Nancy Syrena Cornelius Armstrong (1842 - 1912)*
  Miriam Ann Cornelius Hartley (1845 - 1919)*
  Elijah Benson Cornelius (1847 - 1896)
  Moses Andrew Cornelius (1850 - 1928)*
  Meredith Cornelius (1851 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Eugene Cornelius
Record added: Dec 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 46057785
 


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