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John Cornett
and Catherine Combs

John Cornett b abt 1836 d 25 Sept 1929 Eastern State Hospital of Alzheimer's like disease; buried Eastern State Hospital, Lexington, Fayette Co KY; s/o Robert Bustard Cornett and Louisa Combs. John Cornett m. Catherine Combs b 18 Dec 1834 d 28 Dec 1905; age 71; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 82451398; d/o Tarlton Combs and Elizabeth Ison. Children of John Cornett and Catherine Combs;

1. Louisa Cornett b 11 Jun 1859 Perry Co KY d 8 Feb 1931 Letcher Co KY; age 71 yrs. 7 mos. 27 days; died of heart failure; buried Dixon Cemetery, Letcher Co KY; findagrave 30339493; m. Wilburn H Dixon b 7 May 1866 d 20 Aug 1959; age 93; buried Dixon Cemetery, Letcher co KY; findagrave 30339491; s/o James Dixon and Susannah Caudill.

2. Elizabeth Cornett b 5 May 1861 d 7 Sept 1941; age 80 yrs. 5 mos. 4 days; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 77525631; m. Christopher Columbus Dixon b 12 Nov 1864 d 27 Jul 1904; age 39; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 77524986; s/o Isaac Dixon and Elizabeth Jane Banks.

3. Ira Cornett b 25 Jan 1864 d 5 Feb 1897; age 33; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 82495244; m. Martha Caudill b 10 May 1868 d 3 May 1943; age 74; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 82495767; d/o William J Caudill and Nancy Dixon.

4. Usla Cornett b abt 1865 KY (this could be Artemia?)

5. Artamease Cornett b 17 Jan 1866 KY KY d 6 Aug 1891; age 25; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 82489580; m. Benjamin Franklin Cornett b 6 Jan 1853 d 29 Aug 1929; age 76; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 82489505; s/o Elijah Combs Cornett and Cynthia Grigsby. Benjamin Franklin Cornett m. Annie Combs b 27 Feb 1856 d 24 Nov 1935; age 79; buried Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 82815718; d/o Ira Combs and Lucinda Stacy.

6. Carlow Cornett b abt 1868 KY; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; unmarked grave? Never married.

7. Nancyann Cornett b abt 1871 KY d 24 Dec 1945; buried Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; findagrave 83196653; m. William Montgomery Billie Baker b 1881 d 1954; buried Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; s/o Robert M Robin Baker and Margaret Baker.

8. Archibald Arch Cornett b abt 1972 (tombstone date 1 Jan 1879) Perry Co KY d 8 Jul 1967 Christopher, Perry Co KY; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; m. 18 Jan 1902 Perry Co KY to Vesta Matilda Vestie Hammond b 22 Dec 1879 Magoffin Co KY d 5 Aug 1924 Christopher Perry Co KY; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; d/o Buckhorn or Buchanan Hammond and Sallie Campbell.

9. Zachariah Morgan Cornette b 3 Jul 1875 KY d 16 Dec 1941 Homicide gun shot; shot by man; public highway; instant death; Diablock KY; age 66 years 6 months 13 days; buried Cornette Cemetery, Hazard, KY; m. Judia Singleton b 20 Oct 1877 d 19 Oct 1956; age 78; buried Cornett Cemetery, Christopher, Perry Co KY; d/o Alexander or Henry Singleton and Nancy Caudill.


1860 Perry Co KY Census District 1
2 2 Cornett John 23 M Farmer 200 125 KY
2 2 Cornett Katharine 23 F Spinner KY
2 2 Cornett Louisa 1 F KY


1870 Perry Co KY Census Hazard
78 78 Cornett John 31 M W Farmer 200 KY
78 78 Cornett Catharine 31 F W Keeping house KY
78 78 Cornett Louisa 11 F W at home KY
78 78 Cornett Elizabeth 9 F W KY
78 78 Cornett Ira 7 M W KY
78 78 Cornett Usla 5 F W KY
78 78 Cornett Carlowe 9/12 M W KY


1880 Perry Co KY Census District 4 ED 82
292 298 Cornett John W M 44 Head M Farmer KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Catherine W F 45 Wife M Keeping house KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Louisa W F 19 Daughter S at home KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Elizabeth W F 18 daughter S at home KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Ira W M 16 Son S Farm Laborer KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Artamia W F 14 daughter S KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Carlow W M 12 Son KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Zachariah W M 10 Son KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Archabald W M 8 Son KY KY KY
292 298 Cornett Nancyann W F 9 Daughter KY KY KY


More About John Cornett
Source of the Following

Note From Annette: In the old days, many illnesses could get you into Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, Fayette Co KY. A stroke, dementia, depression, or just anything that couldn't be treated with conventional medicine which was greatly limited in those days. The following is from this link: Source of the Following:

In later life John developed what would now probably be diagnosed as Alzheimer's disease. He as admitted to Eastern State Mental hospital in the early fall of 1929. Less than a month later, on September 25, 1929 John died. He was buried on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital but no record remains of the exact location."


More About John Cornett
Source of the Following

When I asked why wasn't JOHN buried in the Cornett Family Cemetery at Christopher, my mother said she was told this story; "John was supposed to have gotten a severe case of poison ivy and the intense itching of it drove him crazy". Whatever happened to John, he was taken to Lexington to the Eastern State Mental Hospital and he died there. The family had no money to bring him back and he was buried in the cemetery on the hospital grounds. No record of when he died has been found. He died between the 1880 and 1900 census. He has no marked grave in Lexington.


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