Jabez Cornish Sr.

4 September 1726–1790 (Age 63)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jabez

When Jabez Cornish Sr. was born on 4 September 1726, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, James Cornish II, was 62 and his mother, Hannah Hillyard, was 44. He married Dorothy Dibble on 14 March 1747, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1771. He died in 1790, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jabez Cornish Sr.
1726–1790
Dorothy Dibble
1728–1782
Marriage: 14 March 1747
Dorothy Cornish
1749–
Elisabeth Cornish
1759–
Martha Cornish
1750–
Jabez Cornish Jr
1754–1794
Amaziah Cornish
1754–
Sarah Cornish
1755–1808
Elijah Cornish
1761–1854

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 March 1747
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
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World Events (2)

1776

Age 50

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 55

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

1 English: regional name for someone from the county of Cornwall, from Middle English corneys, cornysh. Not surprisingly, the surname is common in adjacent Devon, but it is also well established as far afield as Essex and Lancashire.2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Kornisch, a nickname for a sickly or weak person, from Sorbian krne ‘weak’, ‘poor’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jabez Cornish in entry for Dorothy Dibol, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jabez Cornish, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jabez Cornish in entry for Sarah Whiting, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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