William Cornett, Sr. (c.1817 - c.1861)

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Birthplace: South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Texas, United States
Managed by: Dan Cornett
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About William Cornett, Sr.

William Cornett (c. 1817 – c. 1861) was an American farmer and cattle rancher from Hempstead, Texas.

William Cornett was born in South Carolina around 1817. His parents are unknown. Sometime before 1841 he immigrated to Austin County, Texas where he married his wife Nancy Smith on November 18, 1841. The following year, he purchased 160 acres of land the for the sum of $324.

Notes

In 1880 Census son J.W. lists mother as Roberts -- but census form is not clear -- she may have last name Roberts, initials S. H.

However, 1860 Census has Nancy as wife of family with W.E. at age 12 and S.H. was 6-year old daughter on that 1860 census, so by the 1880 Census would have an age of 26 for S H .

1860 Census lists children as: J.R. (or J.K.] (M-17); S.E. (F-14), W.D. (M-12); M.M. (F-7); S.H. (F-6); and N.L. as N.J. [which is as likely as L, from hand-written census record).

Thus, it may be that J.W. was born to a 2nd wife, Roberta.

This is most probably NOT the 1817 William J. Cornett documented in a Missouri Cemetery.

Sources

  1. Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973; Groom's Name: William Cornett; Bride's Name: Nancy Smith; Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1841; Marriage Place: Austin, Texas; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01529-5; System Origin: Texas-EASy; Source Film Number: 1019273.
  2. Texas Census, 1820-90; Name: William Cornett; State: TX; County: Austin County; Township: No Township Listed; Year: 1841; Database: TX Tax List Index, 1840-1849.
  3. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1842; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  4. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1843; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  5. Texas Census, 1820-90; Name: William Cornett; State: TX; County: Austin County; Township: No Township Listed; Year: 1846; Record Type: Tax list; Page: NPN; Database: TX Tax List Index, 1840-1849.
  6. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1846; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  7. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornet; Year: 1847; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  8. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornet; Year: 1848; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  9. United States Census, 1850; Name: William; Event: Census; Event Date: 1850; Event Place: Austin County, Austin, Texas, United States; Gender: Male; Age: 32; Birthplace: South Carolina; Estimated Birth Year: 1818; Dwelling House Number: 421; Family Number: 421; Line Number: 37; Nara Publication Number: M432; Nara Roll Number: 908; Film Number: 24887; Digital Folder Number: 004191102; Image Number: 00141.
  10. Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880; Name: William Cornett; County: Austin; State: Texas; Enumeration Date: 7 Nov 1850; Schedule Type: Agriculture.
  11. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1850; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  12. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1851; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  13. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1852; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  14. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1853; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  15. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1854; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  16. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1855; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  17. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: William Cornett; Year: 1856; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  18. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1857; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  19. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1858; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  20. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: William Cornett; Year: 1859; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  21. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1859; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  22. 1860 United States Federal Census; Name: Wm Cornett; Age in 1860: 43; Birth Year: abt 1817; Birthplace: South Carolina; Home in 1860: Hempstead, Austin, Texas; Gender: Male; Post Office: Hempstead.
  23. Texas Census, 1820-90; Name: William Cornett; State: TX; County: Austin County; Township: Hempstead Pct; Year: 1860; Record Type: Slave schedule; Page: 037; Database: TX 1860 Slave Schedule.
  24. 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules; Home in 1860:Hempstead, Austin, Texas; Name of Slave Owner:William Cornett.
  25. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1860; County: Austin; State: Texas.
  26. Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910; Name: Wm Cornett; Year: 1861; County: Austin; State: Texas.
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William Cornett, Sr.'s Timeline

1817
1817
South Carolina, United States
1841
November 18, 1841
Age 24
Austin, Texas, United States
1843
April 10, 1843
Age 26
Texas, United States
1846
1846
Age 29
1848
February 11, 1848
Age 31
Texas, United States
1851
February 17, 1851
Age 34
Texas, United States
1854
November 7, 1854
Age 37
Weller, TX
1856
1856
Age 39
TX, USA
1861
January 7, 1861
Age 44
TX, USA
1861
Age 44
Texas, United States