STEUBEN REPUBLICAN, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1892, pg.4,col.2
Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William
Letcher, at Central City, Nebraska, January 12, 1892,
Jackson Cory, aged 85 years, 5 months and 9 days.
Another pioneer of Steuben County has passed away. He
came to this county with Clark and Calvin Powers in
1836, and lived here until 1871 when he went to
Nebraska. In the spring of '37 he helped Clark Powers
build the first cabin in York township, near the present
site of the Powers school house, for the reception of
the Powers families then in transit. Mr. Cory selected
for himself the land in Otsego Township near where
Oliver Dunham now lives for his home and lived there
until the death of his wife in 1857.
In the Steuben Republican, Wednesday, August 24, 1892,
page 2, column 6, Clark Powers gave a talk in which he
mentions, "Uncle Clark at that time was a single man,
and with Gust Woodworth and Jackson Corey came in
advance of this party. . . . ." (Note spelling of last
In the Steuben Republican, Wednesday, February 18, 1891,
the article "The Tie That Binds", page 5, column 4,
under the year 1844, lists a marriage license for
Jackson Cory and Catherine Vaughn, January 7, 1844.
In the "Cemeteries of Steuben Co., Ind., 1990" by Audree
Siebel Lewis, page 406 lists "Catharine ( ) d. Jan.
17, 1856, ae 28 y. 10 m. 17 d. "wife of J. Corey" "and
three infant daughters". They are buried at North Otsego
cemetery, row 1, stone 10. "Note: This monument is
broken and sunken."
The relationships fit but there is no proof.
Submitted By: Mona Hilden-Beckwith