Aaron Cornelius Plantation

OVERVIEW

Location: Blount County, Alabama
Date Constructed/ Founded: ca. 1830
Associated Surnames: Allred, Blackwood, Cornelius, Fortner, Gallion, Reid
Historical Notes: Aaron Amos Cornelius (b. 1786 in South Carolina) was part of a large slave-holding family that originated in Virginia and South Carolina. He inherited control of an enslaved family, Leah and her children Harlot and Lewis, from his father William Cornelius in 1840.
Associated Pages: William Cornelius Plantation (ALblou00001)
Accession: ALblou00002


ASSOCIATED ENSLAVED PERSONS

Cornelius family: Leah Cornelius (b.?-d.?) – formerly at the William Cornelius Plantation (Blount Co., AL, ALblou00001); Harlot Cornelius (b.?-d.?) – dau. of L. Cornelius; Lewis Cornelius (b.?-d.?) – son of L. Cornelius

1830: 3 slaves – 3 girls under age 10 (b.1821-1830) [1830 US Federal Census, Blount Co., AL, Aaron Cornelius]

1840: Will of William Cornelius – to Amy Cargill (daughter; already given) – girl Charlotte and her child Lucy; to Jesse Cornelius (son) – boy Isaiah; to Aaron Cornelius (son) – girl Leah and her two children: girl Harlot, boy Lewis; to William Cornelius (son) – two boys (brothers): Jacob and Andrew; to Champion Cornelius (son) – girl Ann and her two children: Ransom and Metilda; to Beverly Cornelius (son) – girl Ester, girl Tener; to Lettice Cook{e} (daughter) – girl Marah; to Tabitha Hays (daughter) – girl Elinar; to Abner Cornelius (son) – boy Stuard [Blogger.com: Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts]

1850: Female age 35 (b.1815), Female age 32 (b.1818), Male age 17 (b.1833), Male age 11 (b.1839), Male age 10 (b.1840), Male age 6 (b.1844), Female age 3 (b.1847) [1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedule, Blount Co., AL, Aaron Cornelius, 7 total]

ASSOCIATED FREE PERSONS

Cornelius family: Aaron Amos Cornelius (b.1786-d.1853) – son of W. and L.M. Cornelius (William Cornelius Plantation, Blount Co., AL, ALblou00001); Ellender Elinor Fortner Cornelius (b.1790-d.1850) – wife (m.?) of A.A. Cornelius; Tabitha Cornelius (b.1821-d.1887) – dau. of A.A. and E.E.F. Cornelius; Bradford Cornelius (b.1824-d.1864) – son of A.A. and E.E.F. Cornelius

Gallion family: Bradacus C. Gallion (b.1813-d.1865); Miriam Cornelius Gallion (b.1810-d.1858) – dau. of A.A. and E.E.F. Cornelius; Jacob Gallion (b.1829-d.1867) – son of B.C. and M.C. Gallion; Jonas G. Gallion (b.1832-d.1916) – son of B.C. and M.C. Gallion; William Carroll Gallion (b.1836-d.1901) – son of B.C. and M.C. Gallion; James J. Gallion (b.1845-d.1913) – son of B.C. and M.C. Gallion

Cornelius family: William Marion Cornelius (b.1818-d.1876) – son of A.A. and E.E.F. Cornelius; Hannah Allred Cornelius (b.1819-d.1889) – wife (m.1839) of W.M. Cornelius; Solomon Cornelius (b.1836-d.1910) – son of W.M. and H.A. Cornelius; William M. Cornelius (b.1848-d.1899) – son of W.M. and H.A. Cornelius

Cornelius family: Zion Cornelius (b.1819-d.1853) – son of A.A. and E.E.F. Cornelius; Elizabeth Blackwell Reid Cornelius (b.1829-1895) – wife (m.?) of Z. Cornelius; Aaron C. Cornelius (b.1847-d.1924) – son of Z. and E.B.R. Cornelius; Sarah Marinda Cornelius (b.1850-d.1928) – dau. of Z. and E.B.R. Cornelius

Cornelius family: Cargil Cornelius (b.1828-d.1885) – son of A.A. and E.E.F. Cornelius; Nancy C. Blackwood Cornelius (b.1829-d.1895) – wife (m.?) of C. Cornelius; Zion B. Cornelius (b.1847-d.1916) – son of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; Isaac R. Cornelius (b.1848-d.1886) – son of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; Elender Cornelius (b.1851-d.1900) – dau. of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; Seaborn Cornelius (b.1855-d.1915) – son of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; Rufus J. Cornelius (b.1857-d.1926) – son of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; Mary Cornelius (b.1860-d.1928) – dau. of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; Minerva Elizabeth Cornelius (b.1860-d.1939) – dau. of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; James Elbert Cornelius (b.1863-d.1920) – son of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; John Sherman Cornelius (b.1864-d.1928) – son of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; Emily Caroline Cornelius (b.1867–d.1948) – dau. of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius; Margaret Louisa Cornelius (b.1869–d.1951) – dau. of C. and N.C.B. Cornelius


HISTORICAL RECORDS AND DATA

  • 1830 U.S. Federal Census, Blount Co., Alabama, USA (Ancestry.com) – Aaron Cornelius (age 40-49; family) & 3 enslaved persons (p.7 or 4)
  • 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Blount Co., Alabama, USA (Ancestry.com) – A. Cornelius (age 50-59; family) (p.20 or 91)
  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Blount Co., Alabama, USA (Ancestry.com) – Aaron Cornelius, farmer, household 184 (p.30 or 101b)
  • Aaron Amos “Amos” Cornelius, memorial ID 141300519 (Find a Grave)
  • 1840 Will of William Cornelius (Blogger.com: Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts) – Blount Co., Alabama; Amy Cargill (eldest daughter), Jesse Cornelius (eldest son), Aaron Cornelius (son), William Cornelius (son), Champion Cornelius (son), Beverly Cornelius (son), Lettuce Cooks (daughter), Tabitha Hays (daughter), Abner Cornelius (son)

REFERENCES AND DATA SOURCES

  • Find a Grave. [database online]. http://findagrave.com.
  • Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. http://ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. http://ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. http://ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
  • Ancestry.com. 1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules [database on-line]. http://ancestry.com. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2004. (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls)
  • Blogger.com: Roots, Branches, and a Few Nuts. Slaves Found in My Family History Research [webpage online]. http://rootsbranchesandnuts.blogspot.com/2015/02/slaves-found-in-my-family-history.html.

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