George W. Kornegay was born between
1816 and 1817 in North Carolina. Most researchers believe
that his parents were. William Kornegay II and Charlotte
Daniel. George W. Kornegay is mentioned in item #8 of the
will of William Kornegay II.
He married Clarissa Rouse in North
Carolina about 1841, and had four children. I am not sure how
that marriage ended, but it is my understanding that Clarissa
was found during the 1850 census in North Carolina living by
herself with four children.
On December 19, 1855 in
Jacksonville,Duval County,Florida, George W. married Sophia
Godwin. Sophia was born between 1827 and 1828. They lived in
Dale County Alabama where in the 1860's George W. was
employed as a school teacher,and in the 1870's as a farmer.
Sophia and George had two children.
John Willis Kornegay enlisted in the
Army of the CSA May 27,1861 at the age of 19. He served in
co. F of the 2nd N. Carolina Regiment , and was attached to
Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. He was with Robert
E. Lee's army at Appomattox when he surrendered.
John Willis must have gone to live
with or visit his father after the war, because in abt.
1871 he married Everline Branton in Dothan Alabama. He and
Everline had eight children.
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