James Cornett

Male1856–

Brief Life History of James

When James Cornett was born in 1856, in Linefork, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Samuel Cornett II, was 53 and his mother, Lucy Elizabeth McDaniel, was 44.

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John Samuel Cornett II
1803–1886
Lucy Elizabeth McDaniel
1812–1889
Lucinda Cornett
1833–
Hiram Cornett
1834–1930
James Cornett
1850–
Margaret Cornett
1835–1933
William A. Cornett
1836–1911
Franklin Cornet
1838–
Samuel Cornett
1839–1885
Joseph Silas Cornett
1842–1932
Siras Cornett
1843–1931
Tyra Cornett
1844–
Doctor David "Dock" Cornett
1847–1920
Martha Cornett
1850–
Mary Cornett
1854–1943
James Cornett
1856–
Jonah "Joner" Cornett
1857–1939

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    World Events (3)

    1863

    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 7

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1879

    Age 23

    Historical Boundaries - 1879: Letcher, Kentucky, United States

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): nickname for a cornet player, from Old French cornet ‘wind instrument made of horn or resembling a horn’, a diminutive of corn. Compare Corner .

    Altered form of French Cornet , reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

    Americanized form of German Cornet , Kornet or Kornett, cognates of 2 above.

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

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