Birthabt 1828/1830, Perry Co., Kentucky
Death28 Dec 1864, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky
MarriageJul 1851, Floyd Co., Kentucky
SpouseCeattie S. Morris
Birth4 Nov 1834, Floyd Co., Kentucky
Death7 Apr 1912, Boyd Co., Kentucky
BurialHutchinson Cemetery off Rt 5, Boyd Co., Ky
Birth28 Sep 1852, Letcher Co., Kentucky
Death15 Oct 1941, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth23 Nov 1853, Kentucky
Death7 Jan 1944, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio
Birth9 Apr 1856, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death7 Nov 1931, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth23 Apr 1857, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death9 Jan 1922, Boyd Co., Kentucky
Birth9 May 1858, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death23 Nov 1923, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BirthJan 1860, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birthabt 1862, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth22 Nov 1863, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death7 Mar 1942, Webster City, Hamilton Co., Iowa
Birthabt 1865, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Wesley Cornett
According to an oral history given by Ora Mae Cornett52
, daughter-in-law of John M. Cornett, Ceatti was raised at Hazard, Kentucky and first met Wesley at age 16. One day, Wesley passed by the Morris home and stopped to ask for lodging for the night. That same night he asked permission to marry Ceatti. Mr. Morris told him to come back in one year, and he could have her if they both still felt the same way. So, at the age of 17 Ceatti Morris wed Wesley Cornett.
Wesley was drafted into the Union Army in 1864 and died three weeks later. He contracted measles and, though in a weakened condition, he kept on marching in the rain - a decision which was to prove fatal, as it led to his contracting pneumonia.
Ceatti later lived with Liz and John; she even traveled with them when they went to Kansas for a try out west.
Notes for Ceattie S. Morris
After she distributed her Rowan County land, she moved with her son John to Kansas. They returned later to Boyd Co., Kentucky, where she died. Her name is misindexed as “Cathy”: Kentucky Death Index lists Cathy Cornette, died 7 Apr 1912 in Boyd Co., age 76, certificate Vol. 23, #09190.
Evelyn Smith sent for the above death certificate, and reports that it lists her date of birth as 11-4-1835 in Floyd Co., Ky, father John Morris born Virginia, mother Sallie Prater, place of birth unknown, informant John Cornette, son.
Notes for Wesley & Ceattie S. (Family)
An index to Floyd Co., Ky marriage consent notes53
lists consent dated July 25, 1851 for the marriage of Wesley Cornett and Ceatty “Manns”, obviously a misreading of Morris. The index does not say who signed the consent note.
1860 census of Rowan Co., Ky, lists as family #42 (between John A. Black and H. P. Harris):
Cornett, Wesley, 30; Ceatti, 25; Minda, 7; Mary, 5; Jesse H., 4; John M., 3; Martha, 2; Hiram, 4/12. All born in Kentucky.
1870 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Christy Creek precinct, lists as family #13:
Ceattie Cornett, 35, farmer; Mindy, 17; Mary, 15; Jesse, 14; John, 13; Martha, 12; Hiram, 10; Nancy, 8; Wesley, 6; Margaret, 5. All born in Kentucky. Neighboring households are Rebecca Black, Joshua Dehart, and Harvey Forman.
1880 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Christy Creek precinct, lists as family #13:
Ceattie Cornette, 45, widowed, keeping house; Jesse, 24, son; John M., 23, son; Hiram, 20, son; Wesley E., 16, son; Margartt, 15, dau; Rufus M., 8, grandson; John W., 6, grandson. All born in Kentucky. Neighboring households are Frank Jones and Isaac Newton Jones. (The grandsons Rufus and John W. are sons of Arminda Cornett and Dallas Brown.)
In 1900 Ceatty is listed as age 65, b. Nov 1834, widowed, with her son John.