Capt Cornelius Corson

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Capt Cornelius Corson

  • Birth 2 Feb 1834 Beesleys Point, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 14 Dec 1914 Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Burial New Brighton, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
  • Plot #3153
  • Memorial ID 84347829

CORNELIUS CORSON, born 1834, at Beasleys Point, Cape May County, N.J., was the son of Maurice and Martha (Garritson) Corson. He was a sea captain. Aug. 18, 1857, at Beasleys Point, he married Martha Ann Ingersoll, who was born in 1841. They had six children:

Carrie L. (Alice Lillian?) Corson, born July 24, 1861; died Apr. 12 1954
Josephine Y. Corson, Born Aug. 25, 1863; died Mar 30 1931
Walter Thomas Corson, born Feb. 19, 1866;
Laura Gertrude Corson, born Mar. 2, 1871; died Aug. 6 1871
Cora May Corson, born May 29, 1880; died Oct. 8 1959
Herbert Corson, born Mar. 6, 1885; died Aug. 1 1885

Cornelius Corson died Dec. 15, 1914, and his wife, Martha Ann, died in 1915

From: Vol II. XVII. The eighth generation. The descendants of Peter and Deborah Corson
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Per daughter's 1930 census record, he was born in NJ.

"Sea captain" - per conversation with Roland Dieter Hetler, 6/27/03

Per 1850 Census taken at Upper Cape May, NJ:
NAME: Cornelius Corson
GENDER: M
RACE: W
AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY: 16
BIRTHPLACE: New Jersey

Per the 1860 Census, there's also an entry for Cornelius and Martha Corson in Sangamon County, IL with 1 child

1870 United States Federal Census Record
Name: Martha A Corson
Birth: abt 1841 - New Jersey
Residence: 1870 - Cartwright, Sangamon, Illinois (with 4 children)

Per 1880 Census taken of Woodbury, Gloucester, NJ:
NAME: Cornelius Corson
RELATION: Head of household
GENDER: M
RACE: W
AGE AT LAST BIRTHDAY: 47
MARITAL CONDITION: M
BIRTHPLACE: New Jersey
FATHER'S BIRTHPLACE: New Jersey
MOTHER'S BIRTHPLACE: New Jersey


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  • Maintained by: jkahn
  • Originally Created by: Lasherp
  • Added: 1 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84347829
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Cornelius Corson (2 Feb 1834–14 Dec 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84347829, citing Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery, New Brighton, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by jkahn (contributor 47371049) .