Cornelius C. Ashworth b 1805 Grayson Co. was born in 1805. He married Hannah Mooney b. 1808 Grayson Co. VA who bore him 12 children.he settled in Mercer Co. VA, now Est VA, but few of his descendants still live there for in 1858 Cornelius with his family established a pioneer homestead first in Shelby Co. and later Coles Co. Ill.His and Hannah's graves are at Cook's Mills near Hubolt, Ill. children: 1. Amanda, born 1831 m. James Crowder - 5 children; 2. Granville Henderson b. 1833. m. 1st Sarah Van Actor then to Mary KirklingHad 8 children; 3. Samuel Anderson b. 1835 - died snakebite age 18 by mountain rattler 4. Elizabeth (Lucy) M. was born 1837 m. Robert Montague 5. John James Madisonb. 1839, m. Sarah Stewart 3 children lived at Sullivan Ill. 6. Mark Stoneman b. 1838 m. Ann Thornton, 7 children lived at Mattoon Ill. 7. Louis Alderson b. 1839, m. Elizabeth Rice, had 12 children, Mattoon Ill home. (my gr-gr-grandparents) 8. Matthew Judson, b 1840, m. Eunice Walker, had 4 children, settled in Aroola Ill. 9. Felix Ellison was b. 1842. 10. Henrietta Virginia b. 1844 m. Mr. Clark 11. Rebecca M. b. 1845 12 Mary Catherine b. 1849 m. Mr. Warner and lives at Booneville MO.
Cornielius Ashworth's sister, Lucinda married the brother of Cornielius' wife.His name was Joshua Mooney. Descendants of her 3 children are scattered through Fayette, Summers, Mercer, Monroe, and Raleigh Counties, West Virginia. children 1. Petra Mooney, m. John Jones 3 children 2. Tymandra Jane Mooney b. 1831, m. Joe A. Lively had 7 children and lived in Monroe Co. W.VA 3. Sarah Ann Mooney was b. 1832 m. Edward Nugen, had 10 kids