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John Cornell was born in Rensselaerville on November 9, 1812, a son of Benjamin Cornell and Margaret Amey. [1]

Marriage & Children

He married Sarah Canfield at about 1833 and had the following known children:

  • Emeline Cornell
  • Joseph B. Cornell
  • William E. Cornell
  • John M. Cornell
  • Frances Cornell

Military Service

Residence: Port Byron, NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 30 July 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Port Byron, NY [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 111th Infantry[2]
Company: Company F[2]
Discharged for Disability on: 11 April 1863[2]
Discharged at: Alexandria, VA [2]
Re-enlisted on: 28 Dec 1863 [2]
Regiment: 16th Artillery[2]
Company: Company L[2]
Term of enlistment: 3 years[2]
Muster Out Date: 16 June 1865 [2]
Muster Out Place: Fort Monroe, VA [2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 43 years to serve 3 years. Discharged for disability and re-enlisted 8 months later. [2]
Sources Used: Ancestry.com military databases; Annual Report of the Adjutant General for the State of New York.


He died on March 14, 1891 aged 73 years, and is buried at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York