Biography of David B. Cornell
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Cornell, David B., a farmer and native of Barrington, born March 4, 1848, is a son of Hiram and Mary (Bishop) Cornell. His parents were both natives of New York, and were married in Barrington, where were born to them five children: Samuel, David B., Isaac C., Edward B , and Jane. Three now living, Samuel, Edward and David. Samuel is a teacher in Truckee, Cal.; has been there a number of years; Edward B. is a Baptist preacher, and is now preaching at Wellsburg, Pa.; Isaac C. was one of the editors of the Yates County Chronicle, firm of Cleveland & Cornell, at his death; Jenne, was the wife of H. H. Hewitt. The father and mother were school teachers in the early part of their lives, and in 1845 moved to Barrington, where he bought land and lived a farmer until 1878, when he moved to Dundee, and resided there until his death which occurred in 1876. The mother now resides in Dundee, and is in her seventy third year, having been a member of the Baptist Church for over fifty years Mr. D. B. Cornell was educated in the Dundee Academy, and at the age of twenty he commenced teachingin the Dundee public schools, and taught in other parts of the country for six or seven, years. He was married in 1873 to Lovisa, daughter of Edward Jackson, born in Schuyler County, in 1855. Mr Cornell engaged in the mercantile business for one year at Winchester, Va., then sold his stock of goods and bought a farm of sixty four acres in Barrington, N. Y., where he now lives. He has sixteen acres of orchard, and ten acres of raspberries. Mr. and Mrs. Cornell have four children, viz.: Edith, Maud, Eva and Claud. They are both members of the Dundee Baptist Church.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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