29 August 2011

The Family Of Reverend Samuel Cornelius

From Search excerpts of the Mirror newspaper, Burlington County, New Jersey:

At the residence of his son-in-law, in Lapeer, Michigan, July 9, 1870, Rev. Samuel Cornelius, D. D., formerly pastor of the Baptist Church in Mount Holly, aged 76 years. His ministry extended over a period of 53 years. Almost his last words were, "Father, keep me near Thy side."

The family tree of Samuel Cornelius can be found here. He married Rachel Booth, who died in Burlington, New Jersey, and was found in the 1850 Mortality Census (Samuel was in Mount Holley in 1850).  In 1860 he is living in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan with daughters Anna and Lydia. This source stated that he became a pastor in Ann Arbor in 1860.  Samuel was living in Ann Arbor for the 1870 census with his daughter Lydia.

Samuel Cornelius, Jr., was in Oakland Co., Michigan, in 1850. His life story can be found here.

The biography of Samuel (Sr.'s) son, William Staughton Cornelius, can be found here. He died in June of 1880 in Philadelphia, PA.

The Burlington Mirror stated that Samuel Cornelius's (Sr.) daughter, Elizabeth, died in Chicago in 1866.  She may have been a music teacher in Kalamazoo in 1860

In 1870 Samuel Cornelius's (Sr.) daughter Anna was living with her husband, Alfred Nash in Lapeer; her sister Lydia was in the household as well. Anna died in Lapeer in August of 1877.  Alfred remarried and was living in Will Co., Illinois, in 1900.

Lydia Cornelius died in Lapeer Co., Michigan, in 1900. The informant was Mrs. (Jessie Nash) Berger of Peoria, Illinois.

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