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Descendants of John Cornett


      13. William6 Cornett (John Samuel5, John4, Earl3, Erin2, William1) was born October 05, 1809, and died August 23, 1871. He married Nancy Lewis January 06, 1830 in Harlan County, Kentucky. She was born February 15, 1814 in Lewis Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky, and died January 29, 1904 in Harlan County, Kentucky.

Notes for William Cornett:
Taken from a family bible given to an aunt of mine I transcribe the following short history of William and the Cornett brothers from Scott County Virginia.

Cornett Family 10a

The CORNETTS came into Harlan County about 125 years agao and according to the family tradition, One Samuel Cornett lived on a farm at Big Moccasin in what is now Scott County, Virginia near Gate City. A band of Indiana stole some of the Cornett horses and Samuel Cornett (probably accompanied by neighbours) tracked these Indians into Harl County to Line Fork whis head up at Putney and runs along the back of Pine Mountain into what is now Letcher County. After these men had spied out the land, they were very well impressed and so when Samuel Cornett returned home, he decided to come back and survey a tract of the mountain boundary. These men who tracked the Indians got so hot on the trail that the Indians jumped over a cliff where it was impossible for the white man to follow. To this day, it is said that the marks o the horses hoofs (they must have been shod) still show on the cliff where the Indians went over. About 1800 or 1801 Samuel Cornett moved with his family and settled near Dry Fork on Pine Mountain, not far from the present site Cumberland. Several generations of Cornetts are buried in the family graveyard, most of the tombstones being dated.
Samuel Cornett's son William was born October 5, 1809. In 1830 he married Nancy Lewis (born Feb. 5, 1814 who was a daughter of John Lewis, a wealthy man and early Judge of Harlan County). The springhouse which the Lewis family used is still standing and is more than 100 years old. The school house which they used is also still standing and it now looks like a small log crib.

From the Family Bible of the Cornetts

William Cornett was married to his wife Nancy Lewis Jan. 6, 1830
John L. Cornett was married to his wife Precious A. Ely April 28, 1851
William W. Cornett was married to his wife Mary J. Winn (Wynn) June 6, 1872

Information of John Lewis Judge of Harlan Co. son of John L. Cornett 2-apr-1821

Notes for Nancy Lewis:
2nd Child, Nancy Lewis born 5 Feb 1814 at Poorfork. She married William Cornett 6 Jan 1830 Harlan Cty
marriage records. (William Cornett, b 5 Oct 1809 in Clay Cty, Ky-d 23 Aug 1871 at Dione, Harlan Cty,Ky)
After the death of William Cornett, Nancy remarried to Isaac Huff (1818-1909) and died 29 Jan 1904 and
is buried as Nancy Huff in the Dixon cemetery at The football field at Cumberland, Ky. (My husband's line).
Dorothy Cornett

     
Child of William Cornett and Nancy Lewis is:
+ 74 i.   John Lewis7 Cornett, born 1831; died 1912 in Dione Kentucky.


      14. James M.6 Cornett (John Samuel5, John4, Earl3, Erin2, William1) was born January 03, 1813, and died March 03, 1894 in Letcher County, Kentucky. He married Morning McKnight February 25, 1833 in Scott County, Virginia. She was born September 05, 1814 in Ohio, and died 1899 in Letcher County, Kentucky.

More About James M. Cornett:
Burial: Unknown, Coy Cornett Cemetery, Hwy 1103 Big Branch, Letcher County

More About Morning McKnight:
Burial: Unknown, Coy Cornett Cemetery, Hwy 1103 Big Branch, Letcher County
     
Children of James Cornett and Morning McKnight are:
  75 i.   Hiram7 Cornett, born 1836; died WFT Est. 1837-1926.
+ 76 ii.   Clark Cornett, born 1837; died WFT Est. 1864-1928.
  77 iii.   Jane Cornett, born 1840; died Unknown.
+ 78 iv.   James M Cornett, born February 24, 1841; died February 26, 1918.
  79 v.   Pernell Cornett, born 1843; died WFT Est. 1844-1933.
  80 vi.   Irvin Cornett, born 1845; died WFT Est. 1846-1935.
+ 81 vii.   John Baxter Cornett, born Abt. 1846 in Perry Co., KY; died Unknown.
  82 viii.   Blacksone, born 1847; died WFT Est. 1848-1937.
  83 ix.   Elizabeth Cornett, born 1850; died WFT Est. 1851-1944.


      20. John6 Cornett (William Jesse5, John4, Earl3, Erin2, William1) was born Abt. 1794, and died Unknown. He married Rachel Smith Abt. 1825 in Carr's Fork, Kentucky. She was born 1800, and died WFT Est. 1842-1895.
     
Children of John Cornett and Rachel Smith are:
+ 84 i.   Robert S.7 Cornett, born December 25, 1825; died November 11, 1914.
+ 85 ii.   John Cornett, born Abt. 1828; died WFT Est. 1870-1921.
  86 iii.   Mary Cornett, born Abt. 1832; died WFT Est. 1833-1926. She married John Stacy; born WFT Est. 1815-1835; died WFT Est. 1849-1921.
  87 iv.   Nancy Cornett, born Abt. 1835; died WFT Est. 1836-1929. She married William Amburgey; born WFT Est. 1818-1838; died WFT Est. 1852-1924.
  88 v.   Elizabeth Cornett, born Abt. 1837; died WFT Est. 1838-1931. She married Bill Ashley; born WFT Est. 1820-1840; died WFT Est. 1854-1926.
  89 vi.   Hardin Cornett, born Abt. 1837; died WFT Est. 1822-1923.
  90 vii.   Frankie Cornett, born Abt. 1839; died WFT Est. 1822-1925. She married Bill Owens; born WFT Est. 1806-1841; died WFT Est. 1817-1920.
+ 91 viii.   Russell Cornett, born Abt. 1840; died Bef. 1900.
  92 ix.   Henry Cornett, born Abt. 1841; died Unknown.
  93 x.   Rhoda Cornett, born Abt. 1842; died WFT Est. 1822-1925. She married Madison Pigman; born WFT Est. 1806-1841; died WFT Est. 1817-1920.
  94 xi.   Martha Cornett, born Abt. 1844; died Unknown.
  95 xii.   Ezechial Cornett, born Abt. 1846; died Unknown.
  96 xiii.   Alfred Cornett, born Abt. 1849; died Unknown.
+ 97 xiv.   Archibald Cornett, born January 06, 1853; died WFT Est. 1853-1910.


      21. Robert Bustard6 Cornett (William Jesse5, John4, Earl3, Erin2, William1) was born January 07, 1797 in Bull Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, and died May 25, 1869. He married (1) Louisa Combs. She was born Abt. 1803, and died Unknown. He married (2) Louisa Combs. She was born Abt. 1803, and died Unknown. He met (3) Polly Mary Halcomb, daughter of Hardin Halcomb and Mary Cornett. She was born Abt. 1824 in Perry County, Kentucky, and died Unknown.
     
Children of Robert Cornett and Louisa Combs are:
+ 98 i.   Cinda7 Cornett, born WFT Est. 1820-1846; died WFT Est. 1842-1929.
+ 99 ii.   Elijah Cornett, born 1823; died WFT Est. 1874-1915.
  100 iii.   Polly Cornett, born 1835; died WFT Est. 1836-1929.
+ 101 iv.   John Cornett, born 1838; died WFT Est. 1875-1929.
+ 102 v.   Henry Cornett, born 1841; died WFT Est. 1897-1933.
  103 vi.   Nancy Cornett, born 1843; died WFT Est. 1844-1937.
+ 104 vii.   Sally Cornett, born 1845; died WFT Est. 1863-1939.
     
Children of Robert Cornett and Polly Halcomb are:
  105 i.   Martha7 Halcomb, died Unknown.
  106 ii.   Jesse Halcomb, died Unknown.
+ 107 iii.   James Monroe Halcomb, born March 10, 1840; died February 22, 1912 in Harlan County, Kentucky.
  108 iv.   Thomas Halcomb, born Abt. 1845; died Unknown.


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