Clara Louisa CORNETT (1832-abt 1873) is listed in her father's (Burgis Cullen CORNETT) Household No. 497 (near Gilmer County's eastern border), along with her siblings William and Rebecca. These three siblings are duplicated in the 1850 Gilmer County, Georgia, census. Louisa's stepmother Sarah BURRELL-CORNETT and 3 other siblings are also in Household No. 497.
1850 GILMER COUNTY, GEORGIA, CENSUS:
Clara Louisa CORNETT is listed in her mother's (Sarah CRAYS-CORNETT) Household No. 718 (near Union County's western border), along with her siblings William and Rebecca. Two other sons of Sarah CRAYS-CORNETT live nearby (Eldred CORNETT and Andrew C. CORNETT) with their families.
1860 FANNIN COUNTY, GEORGIA, CENSUS:
Clara Louisa CORNETT lives in Fannin County's Mobile District, in a home probably provided by her common-law husband. She now has 3 sons and one daughter.
1870 FANNIN COUNTY, GEORGIA, CENSUS:
Clara Louisa CORNETT lives in Fannin County's Flint Hill District, probably in the same home as in 1860 (district boundary probably changed). She now has 7 sons and one daughter.
1873 FANNIN COUNTY, GEORGIA:
Clara Louisa CORNETT has her 9th and last child in 1873. She may have died as a result of child-birth.
CHILDREN OF CLARA LOUISA CORNETT:
1.Wallace A. CORNETT (1852-) 2.Thomas Newton CORNETT (Jun 1854-) 3.Rebecca CORNETT (1856-) 4.Joseph G. CORNETT (1860-) 5.Jacob CORNETT (1862-) 6.John H. CORNETT (1864-) 7.George R. CORNETT (1867-) 8.James Rucker CORNETT (May 1870-) 9.Elisha CORNETT (1873-)
1880 FANNIN COUNTY, GEORGIA, CENSUS:
Five "orphaned" sons of Clara Louisa CORNETT now live with Thomas Green Jr, son of Thomas and Agnes Green who died in Fannin County. The Green's were influential citizens who helped establish the town of Blue Ridge and at least one Methodist-Episcopal Church in Fannin County. Thomas Green Jr. was a property owner who appears to have met his responsibilities well!
The above data are facts based on Union, Gilmer and Fannin County, Georgia, censuses.
Based on my research, the probability exists that Thomas Green Jr. (1826-1881) is the COMMON-LAW HUSBAND of Clara Louisa CORNETT.