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Cornelius Smith (1814 - 1891)

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Cornelius Smith
Born in County Cork, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died in near McCoy, Atascosa, Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Dec 2016 | Last significant change: 30 Dec 2018
19:31: Kelly Hardcastle edited the Biography for Cornelius Smith (1814-1891). [Thank Kelly for this]
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According to some information that was sent to me by a cousin, Cornelius Smith was born January 11 1811 in Cork,Ireland. There was chaos and unrest between England and Ireland. When Cornelius was twenty-two years of age, he and eleven friends purchased a schooner and set sail for America. After a rough and stormy voyage, they landed on the coast of Florida. Cornelius made his way to Illinois to the home of his aunt and uncle, Tom and Nancy Lincoln. Tom Lincoln found Cornelius a job teaching in Alabama. This is how he met and married Sarah Pate. In 1856, Cornelius took his family to Texas. Three of Sarah's sisters and their families took on the long trip to Texas. They started the long trek to Texas. Cornelius Smith. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Died 12 MAR 1891. near McCoy, Atascosa, Texas. [11]

Immigration: ABT 1830. Kentucky

Residence 1880 Atascosa, Texas. [12]

Buried AFT 12 MAR 1891. Smith-Borrego Cem., McCoy, Atascosa, Texas.

Note: #N4967. #N4378. #N20643.

Marriage Husband Cornelius Smith. Wife Sarah Pate. Marriage ABT 1852. Louisiana[13]

Child: Julia Smith. Child: Melvina Elizabeth “Lizzie” Smith. Child: Thomas “T P” Pate Smith. Child: Frances Lucretia Smith-McCoy. Child: William H Smith. Child: Mary Ada Smith. Child: Sidney Shuler Smith. Child: Robert Lafayette Smith.


Note N20643.

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Note N4378.

Smith, Cornelius  Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 30 December 2018), memorial page for Cornelius Smith (11 Jan 1814–12 Mar 1891), Find A Grave: Memorial #71679149, citing Smith Cemetery, McCoy, Atascosa County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Kelly K (contributor 47222682) .


  1. Source: #S5381
  2. Source: #S4634
  3. Source: #S3319
  4. Source: #S1122
  5. Source: #S1184
  6. Source: #S1692 Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 4, Atascosa, Texas; Roll: T9_1289; , Family History Film: 1255289; Page: 329.2000; Enumeration District: 6; , Image: ., Birth date: abt 1813Birth place: IrelandResidence date: , 1880Residence place: Precinct 4, Atascosa, Texas, United States
  7. Source: #S929 3, m. Cornelius Smith, b. 11 jan 1814 in County Cork, Ireland,, d 12 , mar 1891 near McCoy, Atascosa, Tex, bur Smith-Borego Cem.,, near , McCoy, Atascosa, TX
  8. Source: #S1697 Ancestry Family Trees, h, t, t, p, :, /, /, t,, @N09924@
  9. Source: #S3691
  10. Source: #S6826
  11. Source: #S8109
  12. Source: #S1692 Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 4, Atascosa, Texas; Roll: T9_1289; , Family History Film: 1255289; Page: 329.2000; Enumeration District: 6; , Image: ., Birth date: abt 1813Birth place: IrelandResidence date: , 1880Residence place: Precinct 4, Atascosa, Texas, United States
  13. Source: #S929 3, m. Cornelius Smith, in LA b. 11 jan 1814 in County Cork,, Ireland, , d 12 mar 1891 near McCoy, Atascosa, Tex, bur, Smith-Borego Cem., near , McCoy, Atascosa, TX
  • Source: S1122 Book B125, The History of Atascosa Co., Texas File Format: jpg B125 Cornelius & Thomas Pate Smith
  • Source: S1184 Photo PX062, Cornelius Smith File Format: jpg
  • Source: S1697 Web Site Ancestry Family Trees Ancestry Family Trees (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), _APID: 1030 This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. .
  • Source: S4634 Deed L099, Deed Cornelius Smith 1873 File Format: jpg L099 Deed Cornelius Smith 1873 PHOTO DOCUMENT 17 MAR 2016
  • Source: S5381 Court C40, Guardianship of Sarah Pate Source Locality: Butler, AL Probate records v.1-3 1853-1859 FILM 1618189 FHL The State of Alabama) Special Term Court of Probate PresentButler County ) S. J. Bolling Judge of Probate July the 20th 1853 ) Whereas it appears to the satisfaction of the court that heretofore that James E Hathhorn had been duly appointed guardian for Sarah Pate and that he had given bondand security in the total? sum of Four Hundred Dollars payable and conditioned as required by law; Which bond was approved of and recorded in the office; and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the court that all the records, books, papers & c belongings to this office were destroyed by fire on the night of the 12th day of April1853, as the Court House of said county, and it further appearing that by said fire that all of the papers in this case were destroyed, and it further appearing to the satisfaction ofthe court that said James E Hathhorn has since removed his said appointment as guardian as aforesaid has removed from the State of Alabama, __ It is now thereforeordered by the court that said Theophilus Daniel be and he is hereby appoint James E Hathhorn be discharged and he is hereby removed from the Guardianship of said minor, and that Theophilus Daniel be and he is hereby appointed Guardian for said Sarah Pate minor heir of Abemick Pate decíd and that he be not required to give bond and security for the reason that he has the money ready in Court to pay over to his said ward, & This day came Theophilus Daniel Guardian for Sarah Pate minor heir of Abemick Patedecíd (by his attorney S J Bolling) and filed his account for Final Settlement with his saidward, and also appeared Cornelius Smith the husband of said Sarah, and it appearingto the satisfaction of the Court that said Sarah Pate has united married with said Cornelius Smith; and it further appearing that said Sarah has arrived at full age andover, and by consent of parties the notice required by law is waived and all other irregularities, and the parties consent that the court shall make up the account between them; Whereupon the Court proceeded to state the account current between the parties, wherby it appears that said Guar- dian is chargeable to the amount of one one hundreed and ninety five & 78/100 Dollars for so much of the estate of his said ward having come into his hands for which he is chargeable and that said Guardian is entitled to credits to the amount of Ten & 85/100 Dollars for money paid out and andintended for the use and benefit and on account of his said ward leaving a balance due from said Guardian to his said ward of one hundred and Eighty four & 93/100 Dollars on this settlement, It is therefore ordered and decreed by the Court that said Cornelius Smith and his wife Sarah Smith recover of said Theophilus Daniel Guardian as aforesaid the said sum of one hundred and eighty four & 93/100 Dollars for the sole and separate use of the saidSarah Smith, that being the amount as obtained to be due them on this settelement, butbecause the said sum of one hundred and eighty for & 93/100 Dollars is paid over to the said Cornelius Smith in presence of the court and the receipt filed therefore, thereforeno consideration? is to issue on this decree. It is further ordered that the account current made up be recorded and filed in office together with the receipt, and that said Theophilus Daniel be from thence discharged from any further liabilities as Guardian as aforesaid... S.J. Bolling Judge of Probate
  • Source: S6826 Newspaper N959, 150 Years Land in Texas, Cornelius Smith family

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On 30 Dec 2018 at 17:48 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Hi Kelly, Please consider deleting all the jpg info on this page. It clutters the page and makes the good information unreadable. Maybe you could just leave the photo or document description and indicate where they are held in repository. Or perhaps you could make each photo or document an active link to the actual item. Thanks for any help you can give.

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