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OUR CORNELIUS FAMILY
Rebecca b. abt 1840
William b. abt 1842
Thomas H. b. 5 Dec 1844, married Elizabeth Mitchell
John b. abt 1846
Franklin b. abt 1852
Benjamin married 2. Sarah ??? Cox, probably in Cherokee County, Alabama, where he moved after leaving Georgia. Sarah brought three sons into this marriage:
James Cox b. abt 1847 GA
Zachariah Cox b. abt 1849 GA
John R. Cox b. abt 1852 GA
Benjamin also had another daughter, but I don't know which wife was her mother:
Mary J. b. abt 1856 AL
Thomas H. Cornelius was born 5 Dec 1844 in Georgia and married 9 January 1868 in Cherokee County, Alabama to Elizabeth Lettice Mitchell, born 17 Dec 1847 in South Carolina (either Spartanburg or Union County, her family was from the Union County area but her death certificate has birthplace as Spartanburg), the daughter of Levi Franklin and Eliza Jane Parr Mitchell. Thomas and Elizabeth had 9 children:
Minnie Lee married James J. O'Dell
William F. married Lula Morgan
John G. married Addie Crawford
Mattie Jane married Samuel Franklin Crabtree
Thomas Leonard married Cora Tucker
Hugh Connor married Viola Knight
Leliah Anna married William Jones
Alfred Clifton "Red" never married
Lillie Mae married Thomas J. Sprayberry
Thomas and Elizabeth settled in the Cedar Bluff area of Cherokee County, Alabama and stayed there until Thomas' death on 31 Dec 1903. After his death Elizabeth moved to Georgia, the Chattooga/Floyd County area where some of her children were already living. Elizabeth died 14 Jun 1936 and is buried in Trion Cemetery, Trion, Chattooga County, Georgia. There is no marker for her grave and cemetery records were lost in a fire during the 1970's.
Elizabeth Mitchell Cornelius
Minnie Lee Cornelius married James J. Odell on the 6 Jun 1909 in Chattooga County, Georgia. They had no children. James died before 1920 and Minnie Lee died 20 Nov 1944.
William F. married Lula Morgan 20 Oct 1895 in Cherokee County, Alabama. William died 9 Dec 1954 in Quitman, Wood County, Texas. I have no further information on this family.
John G. Cornelius was born 22 Dec 1872 in Cherokee County, Alabama and married Addie Crawford on 23 Apr 1896 in Cherokee County, Alabama. John G. died 27 Mar 1947 in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee. He and Addie had two children:
Gladys Lee married John Alonzo Parr
Ethel married Albert W. Horn
Mattie Jane Cornelius was born 11 Jan 1875 in Cherokee County, Alabama and married 9 May 1909 in Chattooga County, Georgia, Samuel Franklin Crabtree. Mattie Jane died 24 Oct 1947 in Chattooga County, Georgia and is buried in Trion Cemetery, Trion, Chattooga County, Georgia with no marker for her grave. Mattie Jane and Samuel had three children:
Fleedie Mae married Homer G. Tanner (no children)
Robert Lee Lester married Amy V. Galloway (see Our Crabtree Family for more information on this family)
Jesse (male - died at abt 16 mos. old)
Thomas Leonard Cornelius was born 14 December 1876 in Cherokee County, Alabama and married 5 Nov 1898 in Cherokee County, Alabama, Cora Tucker. They were in Chattooga County, Georgia by 1900. Thomas Leonard, known as "Uncle Lin" and "Dad" around the Summerville community in Chattooga County died 23 Feb 1965 and is buried in the Howell Cemetery.
Hugh Connor Cornelius was born 18 April 1879 in Cherokee County, Alabama and married 24 August 1902 in Floyd County, Georgia, Viola Knight. Hugh died 10 Feb 1910.
Leliah Anna Cornelius was born 25 Jun 1882 in Cherokee County, Alabama and married 13 October 1906 in Chattooga County, William Jones. Oral family history says they moved to South Georgia. No further information about this family.
Alfred Clifton Cornelius was born 19 Jun 1885 in Cherokee County, Alabama and was known to family and friends as "Red". He never married and died 22 Jan 1940 and is buried in Trion Cemetery in Trion, Chattooga County, Georgia.
Lillie Mae Cornelius was born 19 May 1888 in Cherokee County, Alabama and married 16 Sep 1905 in Chattooga County, Georgia, Thomas J. Sprayberry, son of Hamp and Nancy McCormick Sprayberry. Lillie Mae and Thomas had 8 children:
Mae married Walt Stiles
Ernest L. married Ola Mae Tallant
James Herman married Suda Locklear
Dewey married Opal Tilley
Margaret married Glenn Hall
Ester married Raymond Floyd
1840 - Georgia - Cobb County, page 251; M704/39
1850 - Georgia - Cobb County, page 199; M432/66
1860 - Alabama - Cherokee County, page 352; M653/5 Thomas H. Cornelius is found on these census records:
1860 - Alabama - Cherokee County, page 299; M653/5 (enumerated with household of Robt. A. McEarchen as "day labor"
1870 - Alabama - Cherokee County, page 334; M593/7 (his sister, Mary J. is enumerated with this family)
1880 - Alabama - Cherokee County, page 8; T9/6
1900 - Alabama - Cherokee County - Cedar Bluff, Pct 12, page 10 A&B; T623/7 Elizabeth Mitchell Cornelius is found on these census records:
1910 - Georgia - Chattooga County - Lyerly; T624/172 (enumerated with daughter Minnie Lee and son in law James J. Odell)
1920 - Georgia - Chattooga County - Trion, page 24B; T625/242 (enumerated with her are, daughter Minnie Odell (widow); sons Leonard (widower) and Alfred and grandson Bernie, age 13) John G. Cornelius is found on these census records:
1900 - Alabama - Cherokee County - Cedar Bluff, Pct 12, page 10 A&B; T623/7
1910 - Georgia - Floyd County - Militia Dis 1048; T624/188
1920 - Georgia - Floyd County - Rome; T625/256/257 ( enumerated in this household is Herman Parr, grandson)
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