James Albert Cornelius

26 March 1829–21 August 1886 (Age 57)
Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Albert

When James Albert Cornelius was born on 26 March 1829, in Goochland, Goochland, Virginia, United States, his father, George Washington Cornelius, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Duval, was 28. He married Mary West on 11 January 1853, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States. He lived in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850. He died on 21 August 1886, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 57.

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James Albert Cornelius
Mary West
Marriage: 11 January 1853

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11 January 1853
Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 15

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

Latin: Horn, horn of the sun. Cornelia is a female form of Cornelius. Cornet is an Irish name derived from Cornelius.

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Sources (2)

  • James Cornelius in household of Sarah Cornelius, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Cornelius, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"

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