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*Williams Corn

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  • Name *Williams Corn 
    Born 14 Feb 1800  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Nov 1859  Harshbarger Cemetery, Ladoga, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Nov 1859  Clarke Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7494  My Genealogy

    Father *George Corn,   b. 1750, Henry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Rhoda Ginny Jane Williams,   b. Between 1770 and 1780, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1846, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1796  2ND Marriage; Ardery, Shelby County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F65081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah B. Allen,   b. 16 Aug 1799, Shelby County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1874, Clarke Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1823  Henry County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rhoda Jane Corn,   b. 28 Feb 1824, Henry County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. *Albert Hobert Corn,   b. 9 Nov 1825, Henry County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1899, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. *Elizabeth Irvin Corn,   b. 2 Oct 1827, Henry County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1888, Scott Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     4. Nancy Imel Corn,   b. 26 Oct 1829, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1889, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Mary Ann Corn,   b. 14 May 1831, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1842, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     6. Margaret D. Corn,   b. 1 May 1833, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. *Sarah Eliza Corn,   b. 16 Apr 1835, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1907, Montgomery County, Indiana Per Photo Of Grave Stone. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [unknown]
     8. John W. Corn,   b. 12 Aug 1837, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1837, 14 D; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Williams Corn, Jr.,   b. 23 Jul 1838, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1838, 2 M 18 D; Infant; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     10. Stephen A. Corn,   b. 15 Aug 1839, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1855, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     11. George W. Corn,   b. 20 Feb 1841, Clark Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1917, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     12. Martha E. Corn,   b. 23 Aug 1842, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1843, 8 M 22 D; Infant; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F64491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Corn Family
      by Mrs. Harold Walters
      R.R.#1, New Ross, Indiana, 47968
      Her sources are: Henry Co., Ky., New Castle Courthouse: 1798 fromShelby Co., Ky: 1792 from Jefferson Co., Ky.:1780 Kentucky Co.,(original from Virginia) Kentucky Ancestors Vol 14, No. 1, July 1978
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      Williams Corn, b. February 16, 1800 in Henry Co., Kentucky, diedNovember 11, 1859 in Montgomery Co., Indiana. Buried in HarshbargerCemetery, two miles north of Ladoga, Indiana. He married Sarah B.Allen, born August 16, 1799 and died May 4, 1874 in Montgomery Co.,Indiana. They were married March 26, in 1821 or 1823 in Henry Co.,Kentucky. She is buried in Harshbarger Cemetery. She was thedaughter of Joseph and Rhoda Jane Allen. (After Joseph Allen's death,Rhoda Jane Allen married in 1804 to Joseph Teague.
      William and Sarah had 12 children, 3 born in Kentucky and the rest (9)were born in Indiana after William and Sarah moved to Parke Co.,Indiana in 1827 and then to Montgomery Co., Indiana.
      Children:
      Rhoda Jane Corn b. February 28, 1824, Kentucky
      Albert Corn b. November 9, 1825, Kentucky
      Elizabeth Corn b. October 2, 1827, Kentucky
      Nancy Corn b. October 26, 1829, Indiana
      Mary Ann Corn b. May 14, 1831 and d. in 1842, Indiana
      Margaret D Corn b. May 1, 1833 and d. in 1909, Indiana
      Sarah Eliza Corn b. April 16, 1835, Indiana
      John W. Corn b. August 12, 1837, Indiana
      Williams Corn, Jr. b. July 23, 1838 and d. in 1838, Indiana
      Stephen A. Corn b. August 15, 1839, Indiana and d. in September23, 1855
      George W. Corn b. February 20, 1841, Indiana
      Martha E. Corn b. August 23, 1842 and d. in 1843, Indiana
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      1850 Census National Archives Federal Center Denver,Colorado
      Clark Township Montgomery County Indiana
      492/504 Williams Corn age 50 m Farmer $2000 Ky - - 1
      Sally age 50 f " - - 1
      Margaret D 17 f Ind - 1 -
      Sarah E 15 f " - 1 -
      Stephen A 10 m " - 1 -
      George W 9 m " - 1 -
      Albert 24 m " $400 Ky
      Rachel 24 f "
      Sarah M 9/12 f Ind
      It is indicated that Williams and Sally (Sarah) are not able to reador write and that Albert, the oldest son and his wife, Rachel, andtheir daughter, Sarah M, have been enumerated with the Williams Cornfamily.

      Montgomery County, Indiana USGenWeb Project
      1913 AW Bowen Montgomery Co IN p 928;http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmontgo/
      Among those who came to Montgomery Co, IN when the country was in itsprimitive wildness, infested by wild animals, numerous and ferocious,and when the scarecely less wild, but more savage red men, had notlong been gone to other hunting grounds, was the CORN family, theprogenitors of the gentleman whose name forms the introduction of thissketch, having invaded the wilderness here 86 years ago, and from thatremote day to the present time the name has been a familiar sound overthis locality. They performed well their parts in the work ofdeveloping the country from the primeval woods to one of the foremostagricultural sections in the great Hoosier state, and the elder Corns,together with the other early actors in the great drama whichwitnessed the passing of the old and the introduction of the newconditions in which are now the fine farms and thriving towns of thisCounty are deserving of every consideration.

      We of today cannot pay such sterling characters too great a meed ofpraise, in view of the sacrifices they made in order that theirdescendants and others of a later day should enjoy the blessings oflife, only a few of which they were permitted to have. George W. CORNwas born on the farm where he now lives in Sect 5 Clark Twp,Montgomery Co, Feb 20, 1841 and here he has been content to spend hislife. He is a son of Williams and Sarah (ALLEN) Corn. Williams Cornwas b. in Henry Co KY Feb 16 1800 and was a son of George & RhodaCorn. Sarah B. Allen was b. in Shelby CO Ky Aug 16, 1799 and in thatstate she and Mr. Corn grew to maturity, received a meager educationaltraining and were married. They moved to Montgomery CO, IN in 1827, atwhich time they had three children, namely: Rhoda Jane, b. 2-28- 1824;Albert b. 11-9-1825 and Elizabeth E. b. 10-2-1827, the latter an inf.two or three months old. They bought a farm in sect 6, Scott Twp, SEof what is now the village of New Market in 1827. They found a countrylittle improved.

      The wolves surrounded the house at night and with their unearthlyhowling struck terror to the hearts of the timid inmates. Indians, nowfriendsly to the whites, often went up and down Cornstalk Creek whichtouches the land on which this family settled. In about two yearsWilliams Corn sold his first place and moved to the present Cornhomestead, occupied by our subject.

      They bought the 80 acres on which the house stands west of the presentroad, and entered from the government an adjoining 80 directly east ofit, the two 80 acre parcels comprising the NW 1/4 of Section 5. Only 5or 6 acres of this second farm had been cleared, and it was enclosedwith a brush fence, and there had been built a log cabin near aSpring.

      Here Mr. Corn quickly built of hewn logs a larger and more comfortabledwelling and in 1843 he built another and still better house, and inthis he and his wife spent the rest of their lives. They worked hardand clared and developed the place and became very well fixed asfarmers of that early day. To Williams Corn and wife were b. 9 ch.after they located in this County, making their family a larger one,12 in all, with the three elder who first opened their eyes to the skyin the BLue Grass state.

      The ones born here were: Nancy A b. Oct 26, 1829; Mary Ann b. May 14,1831; Margare D b. May 1, 1833; Sarah Eliza b. Aprl 16 1835; John W.b. Aug 12, 1837; William b. July 23, 1838; Stephen A, b. Aug 15, 1839;Martha E, b. Aug 23, 1842 and our subject, George W. The death ofWilliams Corn occurred on Nov 11, 1859, having been 59 years old theprevious Feb. He was a hard working, honest man, who preferred toremain at home, never seeking office, although loyal in his support ofthe Whig party.

      He was assisted in his hard work of clearning and developing the farmby his older sons and daughters. The good wife also worked hard, spunand wove until late into the night to make clothes for her children,even George W., the next to the youngest child, remembers well thelinen clothes. But they were a contented family and lived ascomfortably as others in those days hardships.

      The mother was called to her rest May 4, 1874. She was a member of theBaptist Church. The paternal grandfather, George Corn, was a native ofGermany, from which country he emigrated to the U.S. when young andsettled in the wilds of Ky, from which state he enlisted for servicein the War of 1812, in which he fought as a private. 2003 USGenWebProject for Montgomery County, Indiana, Karen Zach." [Transcribed 20March 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]