George Cornell Sr. was born 1676. His father was Thomas Cornell and his mother was Susanna Lawton. By the age of 20, his father had bequeathed him 2 large parcels of land in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 
It could be assumed the land was a wedding present because the same year George marries his first of three wives, Philadelphia Eastis (or Eustis), of Salem, Mass., January 18th, 1695-6. They had one child together, Ruth.
After one child with Philadelphia, he marries his second wife, Deliverance Clark, daughter of Gov. Walter' Clark and Hannah (Scott), (Jeremy' Clark), Nov. 18th, 1669, at Friends' meeting, Newport. She was born Jan. 14th, 1678 and they had 11 children together, George most likely would have stayed with her the rest of his life. Sadly, Deliverance died Oct. 8th, 1732, age about 54.
George did remarry and have 4 more children with Abigal Sisson, daughter of John, both of Portsmouth, at the house of said George in Portsmouth, March. 8, 1733.
monument there. ::Sarah, b. June 7, 1742; m. John Manchester, July 22, 1770.
1696, May 5, admitted freeman of the colony, by vote of the Assembly.
1707-1716, many times Assistant in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
1709-1731, Elected many times Deputy for Portsmouth to the Assembly of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
1715, July 5, George and Deliverance to Loan Commissioners, mortgage of £5,ooo, land bounded north and east by Wading River, east by Capt. George Lawton, south by highway, west by said George Cornell.
1719, bond of Tucker to him, £337.10.
1752, May 29, administration granted to Abigal and Walter Cornell.
1753, March 30, Abigal, wife of George, conveys to Walter of Portsmouth, and his brother George of Middletown, and Clark Cornell, all her dower in estate of her late husband George, for $4,000.
1754, March 26, Abigal Cornell to Walter Cornell of Portsmouth, about 60 acres of land in Portsmouth, for £6,000 colonial money, bounded westerly by land of Samuel Albro, north partly by a highway and partly by land of Francis Brayton, east by a small lot containing 1/2 acres, half which was laid out to the farm called circuit, and south by land of Abraham Anthony, and also the said lot or piece of land situate and lying in Portsmouth aforesaid, containing by estimation, 1/4 acres.
Died May 11th, 1752, age about 76, at Newport, Rhode Island.
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