Rebecca (Steward) Cornish, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Rebecca (Steward) Cornish

REBECCA (STEWARD) CORNISH, wife of Jonas Cornish, was born in Clinton County, N. Y., August 29, 1811, and was a daughter of Ezra and Hannah Steward; the former a native of Vermont, the latter of New York. Mr. Steward was a soldier of the war of 1812. In 1839, he moved to Jasper County, Ind., and thence to Kansas, where he died in 1855. Rebecca Cornish was married to Jonas Cornish, April 15, 1840, in Jasper County, Ind. In the spring of 1847, they moved to Porter County, Ind., and settled in Washington Township, where they remained until 1850, and purchased the farm where Mrs. Cornish now resides. They were blessed with four children - William, Almira, Solomon and Sarah E. (deceased). Jonas Cornish was born in Delaware County, Ohio, September 8, 1815, where he remained until 1839, when he removed to Jasper County, Ind.; he died April 19, 1881. Mr. Cornish was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a most excellent man, esteemed by all who knew him. Mrs. Cornish is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 349

This biography has been transcribed exactly as it was originally published in the source. Please note that we do not provide photocopies or digital scans of biographies appearing on this website.

Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


CSS Template by Rambling Soul