Cornelia Dixon Cole

Brief Life History of Cornelia Dixon

When Cornelia Dixon Cole was born on 12 May 1843, in Fayette, Tennessee, United States, her father, Peter Hunter Cole, was 44 and her mother, Amanda Melvina Bondurant, was 37. She married Henry Leigh Priddy on 29 October 1866, in Fayette, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 5 July 1879, in Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Bartlett, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Henry Leigh Priddy
Cornelia Dixon Cole
Marriage: 29 October 1866
Lewis Blacknell Priddy

Sources (5)

  • Neelie D Cole in household of P H Cole, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cornelia D. Cole, "Tennessee, Births and Christenings, 1828-1939"
  • C. D. Cole, "Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950"

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World Events (6)


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


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English: usually from the Middle English and Old French personal name Col(e), Coll(e), Coul(e), a pet form of Nicol (see Nichol and Nicholas ), a common personal name from the mid 13th century onward. English families with this name migrated to Scotland and to Ulster (especially Fermanagh).

English: occasionally perhaps from a different (early) Middle English personal name Col, of native English or Scandinavian origin. Old English Cola was originally a nickname from Old English col ‘coal’ in the sense ‘coal-black (of hair), swarthy’ and is the probable source of most of the examples in Domesday Book. In the northern and eastern counties of England settled by Vikings in the 10th and 11th centuries, alternative sources are Old Norse Kolr and Koli (either from a nickname ‘the swarthy one’ or a short form of names in Kol-), and Old Norse Kollr (from a nickname, perhaps ‘the bald one’).

English: nickname for someone with swarthy skin or black hair, from Middle English col, coul(e) ‘charcoal, coal’ (Old English col).

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

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