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Looking for father of Bennet Cordell - Husband of Martha
Posted by: Keith Cordell (ID *****4554) Date: December 22, 2011 at 20:58:03
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I'm looking for any information that anyone may have linking Bennet Cordell (b. around 1800 in Abbeville, SC) to Jesse James Cordell (b. abt 1770) and his wife Susan Crain. As far as I know, Jesse James Cordell is the son of James Cordell Sr(b. abt 1726 in either Virginia or Scotland).

I've found Bennet's name in the 1860 US Federal Census for Murphy District, Cherokee, NC with his birthplace listed as Abbeville, SC which is in the old Pendleton/Ninety-Six District of Northwest SC near Cherokee territory. I've found James Cordell Jr (whom I'm thinking is the brother of Jesse James Cordell) listed along with his brother Thomas in the 1790 US Census for Pendleton District in SC, so obviously that family line had been around that area.

I've seen through rather unreliable sources that Susan Crain may have been a Chickamauga or Cherokee from the Cherokee land near Abbeville. I'd also appreciate it if anyone had any information that could back this up.

I feel like I'm close to making a connection here, but I don't have anything too solid yet.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Keith Cordell

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