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Henry C. Cornwell

  • Birth 27 Oct 1827 Allen County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 17 Jun 1904 USA
  • Burial Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 43358537

HENRY CORNWELL was born October 27, 1827, in Allen County, where he has since resided (except the years 1856 to 1863 inclusive, when he lived in Warren County). His father, Benjamin Cornwell, was born in North Carolina, December 8, 1796. At the age of five years he removed with his parents to Warren, now Allen County, Ky. He was a son of Daniel
Cornwell, also of North Carolina, and was of English descent. In 1821 Berryman Cornwell married Sarah, daughter of Henry and Patsey Travis, of Allen County. From this union sprang Elizabeth (Pruitt), Eliza (Haskill), Daniel, Henry and James (deceased). Henry married, October 3, 1850, Julia F., daughter of Leonard and Nancy (Kirby) Kirby, who was born Novembr 10, 1833. To them have been born James H., Susan (deceased), Robert M., William D., Leonard B., George M., Nettie B., Virginia, Daniel M., Otha A., Henry and Ewing. Mr. Cornwell obtained an ordinary English education and is very apt in mathematics. He started about even in the race of life, but by industry has become the owner of over 400 acres of well improved and productive land in good condition.

He is a member of the Baptist Church and of Graham Lodge, No. 208A. F. & A. M., and in politics is a staunch Democrat.

Cornwell Haskill Kirby Pruitt Travis

Source: Biography of Henry Cornwell, A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Allen County.


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  • Created by: Cindy Cornwell McCachern
  • Added: 21 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43358537
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry C. Cornwell (27 Oct 1827–17 Jun 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43358537, citing Cornwell Graveyard, Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Cindy Cornwell McCachern (contributor 46810811) .