Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
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Subject:A. Cornell b.1811 son of Benjamin & Rosanna (Foley) Cornell
Post Date:September 21, 2003 at 16:17:37
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 251, Union Township, White County, Indiana.

"A. CORNELL, son of BENJAMIN and ROSANNA (FOLEY) CORNELL, was born in Franklin County, Ohio, September 29, 1811, and was reared in Clarke County, same state. In 1832, he and parents moved to Elkhart County, Indiana; in 1834, he came to this county (White County) and engaged in school teaching and farming. In the fall of 1834, he returned to Elkhart County, where he owned land, and April 2, 1835, he married MARY WORTHINGTON. In 1844, he came back to White County, and followed farming in Jackson and Liberty Townships until 1853, when he moved to Kansas. January 1, 1861, notwithstanding his age, he enlisted in the Sixteenth Kansas Cavalry, and was soon detailed as Veterinary Surgeon, in which position he remained until his discharge, December 6, 1865. He then returned to Kansas, but in 1876 came back to remain permanently in White County. His wife died August 19, 1849, the mother of three children - SARAH A., now MRS. G. W. SCOTT; MARY J., now MRS. J. M. HUMPHREY; and MARTHA M., now MRS. B. F. MOORE. MR. CORNELL was re-married, but his second wife, MARY ANN SIMPSON, survived her marriage but two months. MR. CORNELL is now living with his youngest daughter in this township. He is a Republican, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."