James W Cornell

Male14 July 1822–24 March 1899

Brief Life History of James W

When James W Cornell was born on 14 July 1822, in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, James Cornell, was 40 and his mother, Amey Rounds, was 34. He married Mercy Ann Potter on 22 June 1845. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 24 March 1899, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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James W Cornell
Mercy Ann Potter
Marriage: 22 June 1845
Laura Imogene Cornell
Rosella Cornell
Lena Leota Cornell
Howard Potter Cornell

Sources (36)

  • James W Cornell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James W. Cornell, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • James Cornell, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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  • Marriage
    22 June 1845
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1841 · Dorr Rebellion

    Age 19

    The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.


    Age 24

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: shortened form of Cornwell , Cornwall , or of Cornhill, a habitational name from a place in Northumberland named Cornhill, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + halh ‘nook, recess’; or from Cornhill in London, a medieval grain exchange, named with Old English corn ‘corn, grain’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from some other place elsewhere similarly named.

    English: variant of Corney .

    English: possibly also a nickname from French corneille ‘rook, crow’, probably denoting a chatterer or someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.

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

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