The Corning Family

[This section is a work in progress. There may be genealogical errors. It is not meant to be a complete Corning Family Tree, rather portions relevant to the History of Rockleigh Borough. Corrections or clarifications are welcome: ewa1@columbia.edu]

     
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Haring-Corning House  (Abraham D Haring House)

 

Corning Index

Amos Corning III, 1760-1837

Samuel Burtis Corning, 1829- ?

William Burtis Corning ,1802- 1878

William B. Corning, Jr ,1842 - ?)

 

 

 

 

 

The Cornynge/Corning family is traces back to the late 1400's in Saundby Parish, Nottinghamshire, England.

1iii.  Samuel Corning  (2 Jun 1616 in Shelfhanger Parish, Guiltcross, Norfolk, England - 11 Mar 1693/94 in Beverly, MA) m. bet 1635 - 1642 in Salem, MA,  Elizabeth ? (b. 1603, England.-13 Aug 1688 Beverly, MA). Samuel came from England to Salem Massachusetts and settled in Beverly Massachusetts in 1638, became freeman in 1641, Selectman in 1674 and 1678, chosen assistant in 1670, collector of rate on May 15, 1665, Ens. Massachusetts Bay Colony. (See Beverly Town Records. Also See Hinmans Puritan Settlers.) One of the Founders of the first church at Beverly, 1667.

2ii.   Samuel Corning II (1640 Windham, MA - 1713 Beverly, MA), son of Samuel Corning & Elizabeth, m. in 1669 Hannah Batchelder (25 May 1645 in Salem, MA - 17 Feb 1717/18 in Beverly, MA) dau John Batchelder (b: 1610 Canterbury, England - 10 Sep 1675 in Salem, MA) & Elizabeth Herrick (1610-?) of Beverly.

3iii.  Joseph Corning (19 Nov 1679 in Beverly, MA - 7 Jul 1723 in Beverly, MA) , son of Samuel Corning II & Hannah Batchelder, m. on 7 Jan 1701/02 in Beverly, MA, Rebecca Woodbury (25 Dec 1684 in Beverly, MA - ?)

4vii. Nehemiah Corning (25 Apr 1717 in Beverly, MA - 7 Oct 1797 in Beverly, MA), son of Joseph Corning & Rebecca Woodbury, m. (1) 4 Nov 1745 in Beverly, MA,  Mary Richards Pride (1717 - c.1754), m. (2) Freeborn Bliss (1723 in Beverly, MA - 8 Nov 1809 in Beverly). Children included: iii. Amos (1760-1837).

5iii.    Amos Corning (20 Apr 1760 in Beverly, MA - 14 Oct 1837 in Beverly, MA), son of Nehemiah Corning & Mary Richards Pride of Prides, Crossing, Beverly, MA, m. 1787 Aletta Althey Burtis (c.1758 - 17 Feb 1853) of New York, daughter of Aaron & Sarah Crooker Burtis. Amos and Aletta lived in New York City until about 1800 when they moved to Sparkill, Rockland Co, NY.

Amos Corning & Aletta Burtis had four children:

    i. Sally Corning (1787 NYC -15 Dec 1794),
   ii. Samuel Corning (1798 NYC- 12 Oct 1822),
  iii. Mary Ann Corning (5 Oct 1800 NYC - 25 Apr 1892 in Westfield, NJ),
  iv. William Burtis Corning (27 Nov 1802 in Sparkill, NY - 29 Dec 1878, Rockland, NJ*).

*Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.

6iv.   William Burtis Corning, Sr. (27 Nov 1802 in Sparkill, NY - 29 Dec 1878, Rockland, NJ*), Gentleman, son of Amos Corning & Aletta Burtis, m. 30 Jun 1824 in New York City Angeline K. Vanderbilt (1804**, NYC - 13 Mar 1871*) . The couple resided in NYC, but moved to Rockland, NJ, in the early 1860's to live with their son, Samuel Burtis.

Children of William Burtis Corning & Angeline K. Vanderbilt included:

    i. Aletta (7 Jul 1825 in NYC - 6 Aug 1825),
   ii Margaret K. (5 Nov 1826-13 - Jun 1850 in NYC) m. Charles C. Germond,
  iii. Samuel B.  (10 Aug 1829- ?),
  iv. Dr. Amos Corning (5 May 1832 - ?at Long Island),
   v. Sarah Ann (5 Mar 1836 - 13 Mar 1837),
  vi. Eliza Ann (14 Nov 1838 - 30 Nov 1839),
 vii. William B., Jr (1842 - ?).

*Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.
** 1860 Census, Harringtron Township, Bergen Co., NJ, p 126.

7iii.  Samuel Burtis Corning (10 Aug 1829, NY - ?), son of William Burtis Corning, Sr. & Angeline Vanderbilt,  m. 14 Oct 1857 in NYC Eugenia S. Hoyt (1838 -29 July 1870, Rockland, Haring-Corning HouseNJ). By 1861 they were shown in residence at the Abraham D. Haring House (Haring-Corning House) in Rockland, NJ.  Samuel's parents, Angeline & William B. Corning Sr., lived with them from this time until c.1878.

The children of Samuel Burtis Corning & Eugenia Hoyt included:

    i. Emily Augusta Corning (13 Sep 1858* - ?) m. 10 Feb 1881 Frederick Nagel (1856-?)***, son of John & Hannah Eckerson Nagel,
   ii. Angeline King Corning (15 Jul 1860*- ?),
  iii. Theodore Corning (25 Jun 1862**- ?). 

* Baptized 15 Jun 1861, age 4 yrs & 14 days,  by Rev Benj. Day
 at the House of Samuel Corning, Records of the Palisades M. E. Church.
m/s, Palisades Free library, Palisades, NY
**Baptized 8 July 1866 by Rev Benj. Day at the Palisades M.E. Church,
Records of the Palisades M. E. Church. m/s, Palisades Free library, Palisades, NY

*** 1860 Census, Harrington Township, Bergen Co., NJ, p 126.

The 1860 census  lists Samuel B. Corning (Farmer, 30 b. NYC, NY), Eugenia (Mistress, 22 b. NYC), Emily A. (2), William B. Corning (Gentleman, 55 b. NYC), Angeline (Mistress, 53), Thomas Cisco (B, farm laborer, 24), Diane Cisco (B, mistress, 20), Elizabeth McKensie (domestic, 15).*

*Township of Harrington, Bergen Co., NJ. (Schraalenburgh P.O.) p 126

After his wife died in 1870, Samuel Corning sold the Abraham D. Haring House (Haring-Corning House) to Jenkins Sloat, and it appears that the Corning family moved to Lower Closter [Demarest].

*Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.

7vii.  William Burtis Corning, Jr (1 May 1842 - ?), son of William Burtis Corning, Sr. & Angeline Vanderbilt,  m. 22 Feb 1864* in Sparkill, NY, Emily Frances Frost (22 Feb 1843, Derby, CT - ?) and resided in his grand father's house in Sparkill, NY. He was referred to as "The grocer of Sparkill".

Children of William Burtis Corning, Jr. & Emily Frost included:

    i. Florence (1864)
 
 ii. Maud B., (1875);

*Maria Ferdon Journal - Part 1, Bergen County Historical Society.

 

   

Written and compiled by E. W. April, 2002