Sarah Jane Cornell

Female1820–

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

Sarah Jane Cornell was born in 1820, in New York, United States. She had at least 2 daughters with James P. Voorhess. She lived in Middletown, Orange, New York, United States in 1880.

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James P. Voorhess
Sarah Jane Cornell
1820–
Mary Emma Voorheis
1852–1903
Laura Voorhess
1856–

Sources (11)

  • Sarah J Voorhees, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah J Cornell in entry for Edwin G Brewer and Mary E Voorhees, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Sarah Cornell in entry for Charles J Crist and Mary E Voorhees, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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Children (2)

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

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.

1863

Age 43

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

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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