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Samuel Cornell
Male 1784 - 1872


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  • Birth  8 Jan 1784  , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Business  1838  Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    North American Hotel 
    Land  Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 08, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Misfortune  1838  [4
    wife dies 24 hours after marriage 
    Residence  1861  Bosanquet Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-34621 
    Died  1 Nov 1872  St. George, Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Buried  Limerick-Cornell Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Person ID  I34621  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Sylvanus Cornell,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Bef 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F23729  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Hannah Clemons,   b. 11 Sep 1791, of, Waterloo Twp., Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1836, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1813  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Joanna Cornell,   b. 2 May 1814, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1901
     2. Maria L. Cornell,   b. 26 Apr 1816, of, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1832, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Sylvanus Cornell,   b. 24 Nov 1819, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1868, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Bruin "Brewin" Cornell,   b. 1822, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1905, Delaware Township, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Phineas Willard Cornell,   b. 1826, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Roxie E. Cornell,   b. 1827, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F9204  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mrs. Smith,   b. Abt 1790,   d. 1838 
    Married  1838 
    Family ID  F50762  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "Dear Dr. Carroll

      Having noticed in the Guardian your request to forward to you any remembrances of the late venerable Father Corson, I send the following: I first saw and heard Mr. Corson in the Township of Waterloo, about a mile and a half above Preston; the ' preaching place' was at a primitive log-house, the residence of the late Samuel Cornell, to which place my parents used to repair weekly for preaching and class-meeting, taking me with them this was about the year 1824 or 1825. Memory now paints Mr. Corson as a light, nimble, tough little man, of about 125 or 130 lbs. avordupoise, with light hair and sharp, sparkeyes. His manner of preaching was quick, bordering on the abrupt; his subjects were generally solemn; his appeals sharp; his applications appropriate; and his proofs always cogent and logical; and, I ought to add, his method generally orderly and systematic. About the time I speak of, I witnessed what, to my young mind, appeared to be a hard test of his muscular ability. At the preaching, a tall, muscular, large-boned Dutchman, lately converted, applied for baptism by immersion at the hands of our little hero. A procession was formed, headed by our preacher, arm in arm with the neophyte, followed by a singing band of brothers and sisters, who sang with power and pathos the old expressive stanza,

      'Then let our songs abound,
      And every tear be dry,
      We're inarching through Emmanuel's ground,
      To fairer worlds on high, &c.'
      1a

      1a"Father Corson" or, The old style Canadian itinerant

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      Cornell, Samuel of St George; was born in New York state January 8 1784, came to Canada in 1801 and settled in Waterloo where he obtained 600 acres near the present town of Preston. He returned to the U.S. in 1812 and married Miss Hannah Clemons of Madison County, Connecticut in 1813. In 1819 he returned to Canada. His wife died in 1836 and 2 years later married a widow named Smith of Palermo. She died 24 hours later, after that he resided amongst his children. About 6 years ago he fell from his horse at Arkona and broke his leg. He died Friday November 1 1872 at the home of his daughter Mrs J Wait and was buried in the private cemetery on his old farm at Preston.2a

      2aChristian Guardian 23 January 1873 pgs. 30 '96 31

  • Sources 
    1. [S287] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Limerick-Cornell CC#5417.
      Samuel Cornell / born / Jan 8 1784 / died Nov 1 1872 / aged 88 years 9 mo. 24 d's / [verse]

    2. [S1733] Bible - Cornell, Samuel - Samuel Cornell Family Bible.

    3. [S2362] The Cornell Family of Ontario, Michigan & Ohio - Third Edition, pg 41.

    4. [S60] News - Christian Guardian, Obituary of Samuel Cornell - 23 Jan 1873 pg 30-31.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 Jan 1784 - , New York State, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1813 - , USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - North American Hotel - 1838 - Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - - Waterloo Township - Beasley's Broken Front Lot 08, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1861 - Bosanquet Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Nov 1872 - St. George, Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Limerick-Cornell Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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