Biography of J. Harrison Cornwall


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Cornwall, J. Harrison, was born at Pamelia Four Corners, February 7, 1822. His father, Isaac Cornwall, jr., came to Jefferson county with his parents, Isaac and wife, in 1795. Isaac Cornwall, jr., married Anna, daughter of Benjamin Cole, and through life was identified as a farmer. J. Harrison Cornwall was educated in the common schools. He followed farming until 1847 and then moved to Alexandria Bay, where he learned the carpenter's trade and erected many of the finest cottages on the river. In 1872 he engaged in the undertaking business in which he still continues. He joined Alexandria Lodge F. & A. M., No. 297, in 1885 and has ever been a prominent member, always taking an active interest in the workings of the lodge. He has taken the leading weekly paper of Jefferson county, the Watertown Reunion, for fifty-three years. In 1844 he married Jane J., daughter of Isaac Everson, and they have two SOflS: Silas W. and Charles H. Mr. Cornwall is one of the representative men of Alexandria Bay, taking an active interest in school and church matters and is recognized as a man of sterling integrity whose word is as good as his bond.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898