Ira Nelson Cornelius

Brief Life History of Ira Nelson

Ira Nelson Cornelius was born on 5 January 1814, in Lawrence, Alabama, United States as the son of Ira Ellis Cornelius and Dorothy Shields. He married Elizabeth Dillard in 1845, in De Soto, Clarke, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Albany Township, Nevada, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died before 1910, and was buried in Laneburg Cemetery, Laneburg, Nevada, Arkansas, United States.

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Ira Nelson Cornelius
Elizabeth Dillard
Marriage: 1845
James W. Cornelius
Sarah M. Cornelius
Ira W. Cornelius
Mary N. Cornelius
David E Cornelius
Roland Elizabeth Cornelius

Sources (4)

  • Ira N. Cornelius, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ira Cornelius in entry for J W Cornelius, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Ira M Cornelius, "United States Census, 1850"

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Historical Boundaries: 1818: Lawrence, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Lawrence, Alabama, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1842: Ouachita, Arkansas, United States

Name Meaning

Dutch, German, Danish, and southern English: from the Latin personal name Cornelius (originally an old Roman surname, probably derived from cornu ‘horn’), borne by a 3rd-century pope and Christian saint. In England, this name is rarely found before the 16th century, when the name was brought to England from the Low Countries by Protestants, among whom it was also a popular name in the vernacular form Cornelis. In North America, this surname may also be an altered form of the German or Dutch variant Kornelius.

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

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