In the preparation of “The Wilson family, Somerset and Barter Hill branch” I have discovered two lists of the names of the sons and daughters of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia, in addition to the list found in my father’s notes. None of these was arranged in the same chronological order. It was my good fortune in 1915 to find the Bible, claimed to be the Bible of Col. Ben and Ann Seay Wilson of “Somerset” in Cumberland County, Virginia. At that time this was in the hands of Miss Clementine Reid Wilson, Col. Ben’s great-granddaughter, and it was my privilege to copy, with the aid of a reading glass, for the ink was badly faded, the names of their children from that Bible in the same chronological order in which they were recorded. This chronological order, and military records found, support each other. I therefore believe that this sketch contains the most accurate chronological list of Col. Ben’s and Ann Seay Wilson’s children to be found outside of his Bible.
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Joseph, Oregon Thora Jean Cornwell, 78, of Joseph, died at the Wallowa Valley Care Center in Enterprise Sun Dec. 12. She was born in 1926 in St. Paul Minnesota to Oliver and Caroline Castle. Mrs. Cornwell has been married to Jack Cornwell for 41 years. During which time she worked in a school cafeteria, moving from Vancouver, Wash to Wallowa Lake. She enjoyed sewing and traveling with her husband. Mrs. Cornwell is survived by her husband Jack Cornwell of Wallowa Lake, son Ted Hisel of Vancouver, Wash, daughter Joyce Schultz of White salmon, and daughter Jody Ogden of Colton. Other
Joseph, Oregon Jack Delbert Cornwell, 81, Joseph, died Dec. 2, 2007. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Memorials in his name may be given to the donor’s charity of choice. Wallowa County Chieftain, December 5, 2007
Enterprise, Oregon Eloise Cornwell died on Aug. 2, 2007 at the Evergreen Health and Rehabilitation Center in La Grande. She was 87. Mrs. Cornwell was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Enterprise to Arthur C. and Nettie L. Beam Haggerty. On July 5, 1938, she married Leonard L. Cornwell. She worked as a linotype operator for the Wallowa County Chieftain for many years. After retiring, she and her husband enjoyed traveling in “Big Brown”, their converted bus. They spent winters in Arizona and summers in Wallowa County. Mrs. Cornwell is survived by her daughter Judi and Terry Holbrook of Enterprise; grandsons
Joseph, Oregon Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Cornwell, a longtime resident of Wallowa County, died at the age of 89 on Oct. 24, 2005, at the Life Care Center in McMinnville. Cornwell was a poet with four books to her credit and also wrote a bi-weekly column for the Chieftain for over a decade. She was born on March 24, 1916, in Portland, the daughter of Ned and Irene Butler Hynson. She grew up in the Parkrose area of Portland and graduated from Grant High School. After high school she went on to attend the University of Oregon. While working on the
Enterprise, Oregon Arnold Byron Cornwell, a long-time rancher and farmer on Upper Prairie Creek and a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on his ranch March 18, 2007. Arnold was born in Gordon, Neb., Sept. 6, 1920. He moved to Enterprise with his parents, Iver and Winnie, and his six brothers and sisters in 1930. He graduated from Enterprise High School in 1937. In 1943, he married Elizabeth Ann (Bess) Pecinovsky, and he and his wife had two sons, Jerry and Jim. Arnold was a successful and hard-working farmer and rancher all his life. He built the family