George Cornell Sr.

George Cornell Sr. (1676 - 1752)

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George Cornell Sr.
Born in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 19 Jan 1696 in Portsmouth, Newport, RImap
Husband of — married 18 Jan 1699 in Portsmouth, RImap
Husband of — married 8 Mar 1732 in Portsmouth, Newport, RImap
Descendants descendants
Died in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Islandmap
Profile last modified 23 Sep 2019 | Created 5 Jul 2013
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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. [1]

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.

Children By Elizabeth 1st Wife

Ruth (Cornell) Brownell, born December 12th, 1697. She married Joseph Brownell, Jan. 5, 1717.

Children By Deliverance 2nd Wife

Walter Cornell, b. Oct 24, 1700; d. July 4, 1777; m. Mary Nicholls, Feb 19, 1726.
Philadelphia Cornell, b. Sept. 23, 1702; m. Thomas Cook, May 30, 1722.
George Cornell, b. May 25, 1705, at his father's house in Portsmouth; d. 1781; m. Rebeca Hicks, March 18, 1739-
Thomas Cornell , b. 6.7, 1707; m. Dinah .
Richard Cornell, b. June 14, 1709; m. Mary Martin, Dec. 10, 1730.
Job Cornell b. Dec 6, 1710.
Susannah Cornell, b. March 21, 1712; m. William Brightman, Dec. 21, 1738.
Sarah Cornell, b. Nov 20, 1712-3.
Clark Cornell, b. July 23, 1714; m. Priscilla Lawton, Oct. 2, 1735
Joseph Cornell, b. 19. 1, 1716; d. Sept. 12, 1732.
Benjamin Cornell, b. 28.4, 1720; d. Sept. 24, 1732.

Children by Abigail 3rd Wife

Benjamin Cornell, b. Dec. 15, 1733; m. Elizabeth Bennett, Feb. 2, 1754.
Deliverance, b. Jan. 25, 1738; d. May 21, 1740.
  • Buried in the Cornell burial ground, and hers is the oldest legible

monument there. ::Sarah, b. June 7, 1742; m. John Manchester, July 22, 1770.

Job Cornell, b. Feb. 28, 1747-8.


1696, April 9 Thomas Cornell and Susannah, convey to son George, two parcels of land.

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.




Thank you to David Townsend for creating WikiTree profile Cornell-1215 through the import of cornell_flakey.ged on Jun 28, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by David and others.

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