William A Cornett
and Nancy Miniard

William A Cornett b 3 Feb 1814 Leatherwood Creek, Perry Co KY; s/o Archibald Cornett and Judah Judy McDaniel. William A Cornett m. 1st to Nancy Mainyard Miniard. Children of William Cornett and Nancy Miniard;

1. Judy Cornett b 1839; m. James Singleton. Children of James Singleton and Judy Cornett;

i. William C Singleton; m. Vesta Hall (lived near Viper, KY)

ii. Polly Jane Singleton; m. Buddie Day?

2. Archibald (Bud) Cornett b 16 Mar 1841 Perry Co KY d 10 Mar 1937 Leslie Co KY; m. 9 Dec 1858 Perry Co KY to Dorcas Wilson b 13 Aug 1838 Perry Co KY d 13 Jan 1913 Jackson Co KY; d/o Andrew Wilson and Tabitha Gore.

3. Louisa Cornett b 1843

4. Polly Cornett b 1844

5. Elizabeth Cornett b 1846

6. John Cornett b 1848

7. William S Cornett 1849

8. James H Cornett

1850 Letcher Co KY Census
232 William CORNETT 25 M 3000
Nancy (MINIARD) 33 F
Juda 11 F
Archibald 9 M
Louisa 7 F
Polly 6 F
Elizabeth 4 F
John 2 M
William 11/12 M
Mary ELLIS 18 F


William A Cornett
and Rebecca Morgan

William A Cornett b 3 Feb 1814 Leatherwood Creek, Perry Co KY; s/o Archibald Cornett and Judah Judy McDaniel. William A Cornett m. 2nd to Rebecca "Becky" Morgan b 5 Feb 1848 d 4 Jun 1869. Children of William A Cornett and Rebecca "Becky" Morgan;

1. Nancy Jane Cornett

2. Wilson Cornett

3. Fred Cornett


William A Cornett
and Malinda Garrison

William A Cornett b 3 Feb 1814 Leatherwood Creek, Perry Co KY; s/o Archibald Cornett and Judah Judy McDaniel. William A Cornett m. 3rd to Malinda "Lindy" Garrison. Children of William A Cornett and Malinda Lindy Garrison;

1. Granville G Cornett

2. Rachel Cornett

William Cornett delineated his ancestry and his marriages in an interview with Dr. John J. Dickey at Coon Creek, Leslie County, KY, on January 17, 1898. He gave his grandfather's name as "James" Cornett (other sources indicate William Jesse "Billy" Cornett as his grandfather), who moved to Kentucky between 1796 and 1799.


William A Cornett
and Mary Unknown

William B Cornett b 3 Feb 1814 Leatherwood Creek, Perry Co KY; s/o Archibald Cornett and Judy McDaniel. William B Cornett m. Mary Unknown b 1826 KY. (1850 Letcher Co KY Census). Children of William B Cornett and Mary Unknown;

1. Nancy Cornett b 1844 KY

2. Susan Cornett b 1846 KY

3. Polly Cornett b 1848 KY


William CORNETT, Coon Creek, Leslie County, KY, Jan. 17, 1898. (John Jay Dickey Diary, p. 2138, extracted from Clay Co KY Rootsweb Archives) I was born in Perry county, KY, Feb. 3, 1814 on Leatherwood Creek. My father's name was Archibal CORNETT. He was born in East Tennessee on either Little or Big Moccasin. His father's name was James CORNETT who came to Perry County, KY. When my father was a boy 7 to 10 year s old. My father was 84 years old when he died in 1873. This would make the coming of the CORNETTS to KY from 1796 to 1799. My grandfather was married twice, once to a GILLAM, once an EVEREDGE. He had children as follows: Nathaniel, Samuel, Roger, Archibald, William, John, Robert, Lucy (Woolery EVERSOLE), Elizabeth (CAMPBELL) Nancy (Samuel Combs), Archibald, my father, married Judy McDANIEL; Robert (a Combs), Roger, Charlotte (CALLAHAN). (By D. Y. LYTTLE). "Sam CORNETT, the progenitor of the people of that name in the mountains came from Scott County, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky, and removed from there to Line Fork in Perry County. Also General Lige Combs, the progenitor of the large family of Combses, could neither read nor write, but was a man of great intellect and force of character. He owned a great deal of land in Perry County. His son, Jesse, was the first clerk in Perry County. General, when asked by a woman in Frankfort how old he was, replied, "Madam, I have lived long enough to eat 500 bushels of hominy." (Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 11, No.10, April, 1997, p. 80. By permission. Perry County. From Kentucky Biographies.


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