Nellie Ellender Neal

6 November 1812–29 December 1891 (Age 79)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Nellie Ellender

Nellie Ellender Neal was born on 6 November 1812, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. She married Mathew Dewitt Corn on 4 February 1836, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Eastatoe Township, Transylvania, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Green River Township, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1880. She died on 29 December 1891, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Mathew Dewitt Corn
Nellie Ellender Neal
Marriage: 4 February 1836
Margaret Elizabeth Corn
C. L. Corn
about 1844–
M. W. Corn
about 1846–
Sarah Ann Corn
John Peter Corn
Noah Webster Corn
Mathew William Corn
Mary Ellen Corn
Martha Salina Corn
Nancy Corn

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 7
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · Trail of Tears
Age 18
In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 24
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

(1997: 28379;2007: 65956; 2010: 91694)English (of Norman origin): from the Old French, Anglo-Norman French, and Middle English personal name Neel, Nele, Nihel, Niel, itself derived from the Latin name Nigellus (a diminutive of Latin niger ‘black’), originally a nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion. The name was very common among Normans and was brought to England at the time of the Norman Conquest. There has been considerable confusion with the Irish and Scottish Gaelic name Niall (see Neil ); the two names are now pronounced identically. It is theoretically possible that in Normandy, where the personal name was popular, that it was also used for Old Norse Njáll, but this is difficult to prove. Njáll was adopted from the Irish Gaelic personal name Niall by Vikings in Ireland, who took it back to Iceland and Norway, but whether the Vikings also took Njáll to Normandy and to the northwest of England, is an open question, which cannot be settled on the available evidence.English: alternatively from the Middle English personal name Nele, a variant of Nell as a pet form of Elias (see Ellis ). Compare Nelson , Nielson .

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

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Sources (24)

  • Nelly Corn in household of M D Corn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mathew D Corn in entry for Newton Kurkindall and Mary E Corn, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Nellie Neal in entry for John P. Corn, "Georgia, Deaths, 1914-1927"

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