Cullen Cornett was born 1784 in NC and married (1) Sarah Crays in Lincoln County, NC 8/28/1808.William and Susannah Cornett who may have been his parents appear in the 1790 Lincoln County, NC Census.Cullen Cornett had children named William and Susan as well as Burgess, and it is possible that William Cornett's wife was a Burgess.The name Burgess occurred in the Fannin County area of GA in the 19th Century.Cullen Cornett was in Lincoln County, NC in 1810, in Iredell County, NC in 1820, in Rabun County, GA in 1830, in Haywood County, NC in 1840, in Union County, GA in 1850, and in Fannin County, GA from 1860 until his death after 1880.Cullen Cornett married (2) Sarah Burrell 8/6/1838, probably in Haywood County, NC.Sarah Crays Cornett was born ca. 1791 in NC and died after 1850 in Gilmer County, GA.Sarah Burrell Cornett was born 1796 in NC and died ca. 1853 in Union County, GA.Cullen had 13 children by his first wife Sarah Crays and apparently divorced her to marry Sarah Burrell by whom he had no issue.Cullen Cornett married (3) Mary Cook 3/3/1853 in Gilmer County, GA.Mary Cook Cornett was born December 1827 in Georgia and died after 1900 in Cherokee County, GA where she lived with her next-to-youngest son Thomas Buford Cornett.Cullen Cornett was the father of 8 children by Mary Cook, the last of whom was born when he was about 86 years old!
The family of Cullen Cornett may be related to the Grayson County, VA family of Cornetts who moved to Ashe County, NC and to KY.Many of the same surnames are used in both families.There was a Cornett family living in Henrico County, VA in the 18th Century that may have been the progenitor of both groups.
The Cullen Cornett genealogy is 11 pages long and extends to 5 generations.Many records were consulted in drawing up the genealogy.These include census records, marriage records, military records, cemetery records, heritage books, descendents such as Lil Prather, www.familysearch.org, www.ancestry.com, www.usgenweb.com, and the Eldred Cornett, Sr. Estate Settlement.The price of the genealogy is 20 dollars.
David C. Galloway
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