Cornelius Weeden

Cornelius A. Weeden (abt. 1842)

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Corporal Cornelius A. Weeden aka Wheeden, Wieden, Weedan
Born about in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married before [location unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Cornelius Engaged as a Mail Carrier.



Cornelius was born about 1842 in Boston, Massachusetts[1].

He was the son of Jane and Henry Weeden, and the great-grandson of American Revolutionary war soldier Plato Turner.


  • 1880-1881, 1891: Laborer
  • 1870-1876: Letter Carrier
  • 1863: Porter
  • 1860: Waiter


  • 1891: Damon, Hyde Park, Massachusetts with his son Charles and father Henry[2]
  • 1881: Hyde Park, Massachusetts [3]
  • 1880: Hyde Park, Massachusetts his parents, wife, and children
  • 1876: Hyde Park, Massachusetts[4]
  • 1870: Boston, Massachusetts with his wife, son, parents, sisters, and D.C.-born porter Robert Brooks, and Ohio-born porter George Worthington

Land Owner

  • 1870: $100 Real Estate Value. Neighbors included the Whitney family (Otis, Mary, Henry, William, Frank and George) and Lydia & Alexander James.

Military Service

Corporal in Company C of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, the first regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 21 years old, single and working as a porter when he enlisted on 10 July 1863 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.

Census Race

  • 1860, 1880: Black
  • 1870: Mulatto



  1. Emilio, Roster p. 353
  2. 1891 Hyde Park, Massachusetts city directory
  3. 1881 Hyde Park, Massachusetts city directory
  4. 1876 Hyde Park, Massachusetts city directory
  • 1860 United States Federal Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Cambridge Ward 2, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: M653_508; Page: 325; Family History Library Film: 803508 (as C. A. Wieden)
  • 1870 United States Federal Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_643; Page: 115A; Family History Library Film: 552142 (as Cornelius Weeden)
  • 1876, 1881, 1891 Hyde Park, Massachusetts city directories
  • 1880 United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Hyde Park, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 548; Page: 594B; Enumeration District: 517 (as C. A. Wheeden)
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Book Co., 1891 (1st ed.) and 1894 (2nd ed.)
  • Find a Grave: C. A. Weedan

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