Biography of La Fayette Cornwell
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Cornwell, La Fayette, was born March 11, 1856, in Canada. His father, Joseph M., was a son of Moses Cornwell, who came from Albany county to Lewiston, and later to Lockport, and at an early date settled in Yates, Orleans county. He married a Miss McCullom, and their children were: Joseph M., John, who settled in Yates; William D., who settled at Oakfield, Genesee county, and married a Miss Rosencrans; Mary. who died unmarried; Jane, who married a Mr. Handy; and Rebecca, who married John Barrio. Joseph was a farmer and resided in Orleans county until 1891. when he removed to Michigan. He enlisted in 1862 in Company A, 151st N. Y. Vol., and served until the close of the war. He married Elizabeth Bain, of Yates, and their children are: La Fayette, Morton and Florence. Morton is a miller and resides in Rochester; Florence married George Cliff. La Fayette Cornwell has always lived in Orleans county, and since 1872 in the town of Murray. He has been engaged in the stone business since 1871. In 1893 he became a partner with E. Famcher in a quarry west of Hulberton. He married in 1885 Alice A., daughter of Harry H. Darrow, of Murray, and they have three childreñ: Eugenia, Clark L., and Bert.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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