James Alexander Cornett

28 March 1845–20 February 1925 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Alexander

When James Alexander Cornett was born on 28 March 1845, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Hiram Cornett, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Johnson, was 36. He married Rebecca Carrier on 18 August 1867, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 21, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years and Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1925. He died on 20 February 1925, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

James Alexander Cornett
Rebecca Carrier
Marriage: 18 August 1867
Sarah Louise Cornett
Mary Elizabeth Cornett
Darcus Emeline Cornett
William N Cornett

Spouse and Children

18 August 1867
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


    Sarah Louise Cornett


    Mary Elizabeth Cornett


    Darcus Emeline Cornett



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 1

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 21

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English: diminutive of Corn 1.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James A Cornute in household of Heram Cornute, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Carnett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Cornutt, "United States Census, 1870"

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