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Meredith Cornelius
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1851
Blount County
Alabama, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1935
Vanderpool
Bandera County
Texas, USA

Meredith was the youngest child of Joel Cornelius and Mary "Polly" Easley of Blount County Alabama. He married Keziah Tidwell November 19, 1868 in Blount County. Keziah died 1905 in Concho County Texas and is buried in Live Oak Cemetery, Concho County.

Meredith and Keziah moved from Alabama to Ellis County Texas prior to 1875. In 1899 he begins to appear on the tax rolls of Concho County Texas where he farmed until sometime in the 1920s. In 1930 he was lving with his daughter Nancy Jane Murphree in Knox County Texas.

1860 Blount Co., AL, Pg. 1108, East Subdivision, Summit, Dwell #662, 17 July 1860: Joel Cornelius, 50, M, W, Farmer, TN; Mary, 45, F, W, TN; Mary Ann, 15, F, W, AL; Elijah, 13, M, W, AL; Moses, 12, M, W, AL; Merrideth, 8, M, W, AL

1870 Blount Co., AL, pg 316A: Manly [Meredith] 18 AL, farmer; Keziah 23 AL; N.J. 10/12 AL.

1880 Ellis Co., TX, ED 44, Sh 21: Meredith 26 AL; Kiziah 31 AL; Nancy 10 AL; William 5 TX; Jesse 4 TX; Joseph 2 TX; John 2/12 TX.

1899 Concho Co., TX Tax Roll: Meredith Cornelius was taxed for 8 horses and mules, value $70; and 5 cattle, value $70.

1900 Concho Co., TX, ED 37, Sh 8: Merdhus Cornelius Jul 1852, 48 AL; Kizia Jan 1848, 52 AL; William F Aug 1874, 26 TX; Jesse Apr 1876, 24 TX; Thomas Apr 1883, 17 TX; Della Sep 1883, 16 TX, wife of Thomas; (Child Cecil Earnest, born April 1900 is not listed but was age 2/12 - census taken 13 June 1900).

1910 Concho Co., TX, ED 28, Sh 16: M. Cornelius 57 AL; Tom, 33; Rosa 28 wife; Thurman 3; Augusta 2; Homer 2/12. Note: Rosa was the wife of Jesse Hamilton and the 3 children listed belong to Jesse; "Tom" is Jesse Hamilton.

1920 Concho Co., TX, ED 89, Sh 18B: Meredith, 67, AL, living with son William Cornelius.

1930 Knox Co., TX, ED 5, Sh 11B: Mauride Carlinus, 78, AL, living with Finis Murphree, 66, TX; Nancy J., 60, TX;

Bandera County Texas Death Certificate #36167. Meridith Cornelius, age 84 years and 14 days, died August 4, 1935 in Vanderpool, Bandera Co., TX. Born July 20, 1851 in Blount County, AL. Father: Joel Cornelius; Mother: No record; Informant: W.F. Cornelius (son), Vanderpool Texas. Buried August 5, 1935 in Vanderpool Cemetery, Bandera County TX.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joel Cornelius (1811 - ____)
  Mary Easley Cornelius (1815 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Keziah Tidwell Cornelius (1848 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  Nancy Jane Cornelius Murphree (1869 - 1952)*
  William Franklin Cornelius (1875 - 1961)*
  Jesse Hamilton Cornelius (1876 - 1970)*
  Thomas Meredith Cornelius (1883 - 1940)*
 
 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:
Vanderpool Cemetery
Vanderpool
Bandera County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Eugene Cornelius
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37764019
Meredith Cornelius
Added by: Linda Foster
 
Meredith Cornelius
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