Cornelia Steele

19 May 1804–
Albany, Albany, New York, United States

The Life of Cornelia

When Cornelia Steele was born on 19 May 1804, in Albany, Albany, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Steele, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Van Benthuysen, was 27. She married Jonah G. Tyler on 3 January 1827. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Scipio Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Fayette Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Jonah G. Tyler
Cornelia Steele
Marriage: 3 January 1827
Oliver S. Tyler
Cornelia S. Allen

Spouse and Children

    Jonah G. Tyler



3 January 1827


    Oliver S. Tyler


    Cornelia S. Allen


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Van Benthuysen




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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 23

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from Middle English stele ‘steel’, hence a nickname for someone considered as hard and durable as steel, or metonymic occupational name for a foundry worker.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelia Tyler in household of Jonah G Tyler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cornelia Tyler in household of Jonah G Tyler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cornelia Tyler in household of Jonah G Tyler, "United States Census, 1850"

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