Rhoda Cornett

8 June 1830–30 June 1904 (Age 74)
Perry, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Cornett was born on 8 June 1830, in Perry, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jesse Hiram Cornett, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Branham Smith, was 35. She married James Madison Pigman on 2 November 1847, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Blackey, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 30 June 1904, at the age of 74, and was buried in Mallie, Knott, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Madison Pigman
Rhoda Cornett
Marriage: 2 November 1847
William Campbell Pigman
Robert "Robin" Pigman
John Pigman
Milton Pigman
Mary Polly Pigman
Wilborn Pigman
Elhanan Pigman

Spouse and Children

2 November 1847
Letcher, Kentucky, United States



    Robert "Robin" Pigman


    Milton Pigman


    Mary Polly Pigman



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    William B Cornett



    Davis E. Cornett


    Wesley Cornett


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

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.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 20

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English: diminutive of Corn 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Back, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rhoda Pigman in household of Elhanan Pigman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roda Pigmon in household of James M Pigmon, "United States Census, 1860"

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