Cornelius, Thomas a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Baltimore, Maryland, November 12, 1823, of devout Methodist parents. He experienced conversion in his eleventh year, and in 1845 was admitted into the Baltimore Conference. In 1848 an attack of hemorrhage of the throat obliged him to desist from all active service. He, however, recovered, and in 1850 did regular work, until his sudden death, October 8, 1851. Mr.
Cornelius was a young man of great promise, intelligent, dignified, and becoming, and highly exemplary in his daily life. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1852, page 12.