Cornelius, Samuel (1), Dd
Cornelius, Samuel (1), D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Devonport, England, in 1794, and came to the United States with his parents when he was a child. Early in life he joined the Church, in Philadelphia, of which Reverend Dr. William Staughton was the pastor. His first settlement in the ministry was in Norfolk, Virginia, where he remained from 1817 to 1824, and then took charge of the Church in Alexandria, sustaining this relation thirteen years. He was next pastor of the Church in Mount Holly, N.J., eleven years, a part of this time acting as agent of the Colonization Society. For several years he preached in different places in Michigan, his last pastorate being at. Ann Arbor. In all good causes in which his denomination was concerned, Dr. Cornelius took an abiding interest. He died in 1870. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 279. (J.C.S)