Charles Cornell

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Cornell was born in 1828, in New York, United States, his father, Elihu Cornell Jr, was 29 and his mother, Catarina Stippins, was 36. He married Sarah Jane Johnson on 5 March 1852, in Dexter, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 2 August 1886, in Lodi Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 58.

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Charles Cornell
Sarah Jane Johnson
Marriage: 5 March 1852
Jesse Cornell
Elmer Cornell
Torrey Cornell

Sources (15)

  • Charles Carnell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Cornell, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Chas. Cornell, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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Name Meaning

English: shortened form of Cornwell , Cornwall , or of Cornhill, a habitational name from a place in Northumberland named Cornhill, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + halh ‘nook, recess’; or from Cornhill in London, a medieval grain exchange, named with Old English corn ‘corn, grain’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from some other place elsewhere similarly named.

English: variant of Corney .

English: possibly also a nickname from French corneille ‘rook, crow’, probably denoting a chatterer or someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.

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

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