Alice, I have looked at that and I come up with questions:
First in Art # 109 Vol 1 Heritage of Henderson Co. NCsubmited by Louise Corn Ward, she mentions that they have a son named William.Estimated birth 1824.I could accept that as I know estimates are guessy. But on the 1850 Henderson Co. NC census, in the census for Peter and Mary, there is no William listed but there is a W. D. Corn listed age 17 which would be 1827.If that is their son William, the 1827 and 1821 dates are not close enough to accept as the same person. If this W. D. is William, he is still single.
William born 1821 and his wife Mary Kuykendall are not in the 1850 Henderson or BuncombeCo. census.They are listed in Henderson Co. NC in 1860.Based of the first children census in 1860,they married ca 1842/1843 so he/they should be listed in 1850 as a couple with their first two children, Leander born ca 1844 and Jefferson born ca 1846 but where? The two sons do not show up in 1870 or there after,and I wondered if perhaps they had been killed during the Civil War.
Based on my research, Mary is probably the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (nee ???) Kuykendall who are on the 1840 Henderson Co. NC census.There is a female age 15/20 (born between 1820/1825)who I believe to be Mary Kuykendall born 1824 wife of William Corn. Their other children have been identified.I "think" I have her with her family. Jesse and Elizabeth are living in BuncombeCo. NC in 1880 with the daughter Emily and her husband Jesse Case. Jesse Kuykendall was 78 and Elizabeth was 73.That is the last time they are on the census and evidently died in Buncombe Co. between 1880 and 1900. William Corn age 59 and his wife Mary (nee Kuykendall)Corn age 57 were on the 1880 Buncombe Co. census.I am of the opinion that Mary (Kuykendall) Corn is the Aunt who gave the information to John S. Kuykendall (a grandson of Jesse and Elizabeth) who sent it to Dr. G. B. Kuykendall, author of the 1919 Kuykendall Family History. I really want to find William Corn b. 1821 NC so that he is on the proper Corn Tree. Any other suggestions? I appreciate this opportunity to discuss William and Mary. Betty Kuykendall Price