Biography of Cornelius C. Everitt
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Everitt, Cornelius C., is descended from Isaac, who was born on Long Island and died in Dutchess county about 1860, and his grandfather on his mother's side was Cornelius Cornell, born on Long Island, and died in Dutchess county. George H. Everitt. father of subject, was born in Dutchess county in 1805 and died at Fair Haven, Orleans county, in August, 1885. He married Sarah Cornell, who was born in Dutchess county in 1811, and is still living. After their marriage in 1833 they settled in Fair Haven in the spring of 1834. The children of this union were: Isaac C., born in Gaines in 1833, died in 1840; Cornelius C., born in Gaines October 13, 1830; George P. born in Gaines in 1841 and resides in Canada; John E., born in Gaines in 1843 and resides in Gaines; Sarah N., born in Gaines in 1845 and resides in Gaines; Charles E., born in Gaines and resides in Canada; Fred B., born in Gaines and resides in Montana; Franklin, born in Gaines in 1851, died in 1856. Cornelius C. Everitt attended the district school at Fair Haven, after which he went one year to the Albion Academy. He is a member of the A. O. U. W., called A. S. Warner Lodge, of Murray. His two brothers George P. and George E., both served in the late war; the former enlisting in Company A, 151st Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers, served two years and was discharged for disabilities; and the latter enlisted in the 17th Battery of Artillery and served till the close of the war. Cornelius C. married Cornelia, daughter of Benjamin and Eveline Worden Thatcher on March 26, 1863. Benjamin Thatcher was born in Oxford, N. H., in 1809 and died in Murray in 1868. He came to Brockport with his brother, who was Dr. Ralph Thatcher. when a young man. Benjamin married Eveline Worden in 1836 at Clarkson, and she died in Brockport in 1844, aged thirty one. Mrs. Everitt. wife of subject, traces her genealogy back, to Rev. Peter Thatcher, rector of St. Edmond's Church, Salisbury, Eng., in 1622. It is a fact worthy of notice that nearly all the Thatcher family were preachers or doctors. The children of Cornelius and Cornelia Thatcher Everett were as follows: Franklin T., born February 12, 1864, and married Anna D. Bookey, and they reside in Rochester, where he is a conductor on the N. Y. C. R. R.; Dora, born August 16, 1868, married W. S. Nelson, reside in Murray and have three children (Lottie, born in 1888; Everitt, born August 19, 1888; and Harry, born December 25. 1890); Charles, born October 2, 1870, died October 19, 1872; Cornelius C., jr., born June 10, 1872; Arthur E., born May 29, 1875.

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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