History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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GEORGE W. CORNELL, only child of Adrien and Mary Ann, was born on the old homestead, October 17, 1841, and resided there until the spring of 1904, when he moved to Newtown borough, where he now resides. He was educated at the public schools of Northampton, at the Tennent School at Hartsville, Pennsylvania. He married October 10, 1871, Sarah C. LUKEN, who died May 23, 1873. On June 6, 1877, he married Elizabeth B. CAMM, his present wife, who is a daughter of Joseph C. and Martha (FEASTER) CAMM, and a granddaughter of Aaron and Matilda (CORNELL) FEASTER, Matilda being a daughter of Gilliam and Jannetje (SUYDAM) CORNELL. Her paternal great-grandfather, John CAMM, was a native of England and located in Philadelphia, where his son William and grandson Joseph C., were born and reared. Her father, Joseph C. CAMM, located in Northampton township, Bucks county, after his marriage, and Mrs. CORNELL, was born and reared in that township. On the FEASTER side she is of Holland descent. Her great-great-grandfather, John FEASTER, was born on Long Island in 1798, and died in Northampton township, Bucks county, December 19, 1775. His wife Mary, born in 1706, died May 28, 1774. Their son David, born Aptil 8, 1740, Married Mary HEGEMAN, born March 8, 1743; he died September 28, 1808, and his wife Mary 28, 1783. Their son Aaron, the grandfather of Mrs. CORNELL, was born in October, 1772, and died July 18, 1860. Mr. and Mrs. CORNELL have no children. Mr. CORNELL still owns the old homestead in Northampton, but lives retired in Newtown. In politics he is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the Dutch Reformed church.

Gilliam CORNELL, youngest son of Gilliam and Jannetje (SUYDAM) CORNELL, of Northampton, was born on the old homestead May 30, 1785. He married November 16, 1809. Elizabeth KREWSEN, and settled on a portion of the old homestead purchased by his grandfather of the VAN HORNs in 1772, 103 acres of which Gilliam inherited at his father's death in 1809. His two children were: Jacob Krewsen, born September 28, 1810, and Martin H., born May 29, 1820.

Jacob Krewsen CORNELL was reared on the old Northampton homestead, but on his marriage purchased of Samuel MC NAIR, a farm in Southampton, at Churchville, part of the land purchased in 1755 by Wilhelmus and Gilliam CORNELL, and settled thereon. He married January 7, 1834, Elizabeth FINNEY, who bore him eleven children, seven of whom lived to maturity and raised families, viz.:

1. Mary, born June 26, 1835, married Charles VAN ARTSDALEN, January 10, 1856, and had one daughter, Alice born December 1, 18561., who married James L. CORNELL.

2. Alice, born December 18, 1837, died May 28, 1838.

3. Jane M., born August 21, 1840, married December 26, 1861, Thomas BEANS, and has three children--George, William and Howard.

4. Alice L., born June 5, 1842, married (first) Henry MC KINNEY and (second) Joseph J. YERKES, and has a son Jacob.

5. John Corson, born August 2, 1841, a prominent merchant of Oakford, Pennsylvania, married April, 1870, Margaret J. STEVENS.

6. Jacob Krewsen, Jr., born June 10, 1846, now deputy recorder of deeds of Bucks county; married January 8, 1884, Alice E. WOODRUFF; has no children.

7. Charles F., born June 10, 1848, died August 8, 1848.

8. Gilliam, Jr., born June 22, 1849; married January 24, 1878, Jane, daughter of Joseph HOGELAND; one son, Joseph Remsen, born January 8, 1885.

10. Martin Harris, born February 19, 1851, married October 7, 1874, Mary H. AGIN; now reside in Doylestown; one daughter, Carrie Ruth, born July 7, 1884.

10. Charles Finney, born 1853, died 1861.

11. Henrietta, born 1847, died 1863.

Jacob Krewsen CORNELL married (second) Ruth Anna MORRISON, daughter of Judge Joseph J. and Ellen (ADDIS) MORRISON, by whom he had the following children: Joseph M., born December 18, 1862, see forward; Ella M., born October 4, 1864, married January 14, 1897, J. Warner CORNELL, and has two children-Ruth and Charles; Edith, born Mary 10, 1870; and Albert, born October, 1871, died July, 1872.

Text taken from page 53-54 of: Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed June 2000 by Betty Breithaupt of California as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project,

Published August 2000 on the Bucks Ciounty, Pa.,

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