My History: Gone to Texas Pioneer Certificate for David Cornutt

"Gone to Texas Pioneer Certificate" issued in the name of David Cornutt by the Texas State Genealogical Society.

My great-great-great-great-grandfather, David Cornutt, was one of at least seven children born in Grayson, Co., Virginia. to James C. and Molly "Hicks" Cornett.  He was born circa 1788.  David  married Mary “Polly” Cooper on Jan. 18, 1820 in Grayson Co., Virginia.  Some of the branches of the Cornett family used "Cornutt" as a variant spelling of their name.  

David and Polly Cooper Cornutt had twelve children, all born in Elk Creek, Grayson Co., Virginia.  Their names were Loyd, born May 5, 1810; Alfred, born Aug. 27, 1812; Sally, born Dec. 25, 1814; Noah, born Jan. 9, 1817; Flareab, born June 14, 1820; Bluford, born May 14, 1822; Freelove, born Apr. 9, 1824; Juliann, born Feb. 1, 1826;  Eveline, born Sept. 23, 1827; Reuben, born July 8, 1828; Calvin, born Aug. 16, 1831; and Eli, born May 8, 1836.  The occupation of most of the Cornutt family was farmer, although Alfred and Noah were ministers.  

Sometime between 1838 and 1843, David Cornutt and most of his family moved to Floyd Co., Georgia., although the eldest son Loyd apparently remained in Grayson Co., Virginia, because he is buried there. 

From Georgia, Alfred’s family moved to Oregon in 1853.  Eveline and her husband J. R. Lumpkin came to Falls Co. Texas, in 1852, along with David Cornutt and family, but eventually moved to Limestone Co., Texas.

Freelove and her husband Robert Haynes Stewart moved to Milam Co., Texas, in 1851 and stayed there until their deaths.

David Cornutt died on Aug. 27, 1866 and is buried in Falls Co.,Texas, along with his wife Mary “Polly” (Cooper) Cornutt.

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