Cornwell Family Cemetery
From the Cemetery Records compiled by the Lost River Chapter
Peter Cornwell, born in Virginia and married in Kentucky, went to Kentucky and then came to Orange County, Indiana in 1815. This farm where he settled belongs to some of his descendants. For many years this was called the A.J. Pickens farm, Mr. Pickens having married Nancy Cornwell. There are perhaps 10 graves in this neglected burial plot, only one of which has an inscription. The stone is broken and leans against a tree, which has grown up in the group of graves.
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"Sacred to the memory of Peter Cornwell, who was born 12 June 1780. Married 1 June 1802. Died 1 Oct 1842."
Elizabeth Arterburn Cornwell, wife of Peter is known to be buried there. She died after Oct. 1842, as she is named in his will. Descendants of this couple are buried in the Stampers Creek Church Cemetery in Paoli Township.