William Cornish

Male3 March 1757–21 February 1836

Brief Life History of William

When William Cornish was born on 3 March 1757, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Benjamin Cornish, was 29 and his mother, Rhoda Swift, was 23. He married Marcy Swift on 24 January 1778, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 21 February 1836, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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William Cornish
Marcy Swift
Marriage: 24 January 1778
Lucy Cornish
Joanna Cornish
Polly Cornish
William Cornish
Mercy Cornish
Jane Cornish
Mary Molly Cornish

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  • William Cornish, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • William Cornish, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • William Cornish, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    24 January 1778Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 19

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 19

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 24

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from the county of Cornwall, from Middle English Cornish, Cornysh formed on the analogy of English, which was usually Normanized as Corneys. Not surprisingly, the surname is common in adjacent Devon, but it is also established as far afield as Suffolk and London.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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