Cornelius Turner was born on May 5, 1742, in Hanover, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, the son of Caleb and Ruth Turner.
Cornelius was a ship builder and is listed as Waldoboro, Maine Selectman 1786,1790, 1794, 1796, 1804.
War Record: 6th Co., Col. William Jones (Lincoln Co.) Regt.-Army-Revolutionary War. Enlisted 8 May 1776-Rank As Captain.
He operated Turner's Tavern (now the Nickels-Sortwell House, a National Landmark) in Wiscasset, Maine. Library of Congress 
"From 1830 to 1837, the Nickels-Sortwell House was operated as Turner’s Tavern, after the name of the new owners. In 1838, the Turners changed the name of the hotel to the Mansion House." 
He passed away in 1838 at the age of 97. 
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