Cornelius Alexander Thames1

Male, #9992, (29 Nov 1830 - 29 Apr 1912)
Father*Rev. Jesse T. Thames (6 Oct 1810 - 25 Nov 1872)
Mother*Mary Ann E. Broughton (8 May 1810 - 14 Oct 1883)
Birth*29 Nov 1830 Cornelius was born at near Old Salem Church, Monroe Co., Alabama, on 29 Nov 1830.1,2 
1840 Census1 Jun 1840 Steven and Cornelius was probably a free white male, age 5 and under 10,in Rev. Jesse T. Thames's household, on the 1840 Census at Monroe Co., Alabama.3 
Relocation1844 He was an accompanying familiy member in the relocation of Rev. Jesse T. Thames in 1844 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.2 
1850 Census1 Jun 1850 Mary, Cornelius, Steven, Nathaniel, Susan, Sarah, Martha, Jesse, Margaret and Nancy was listed as a household member living with Rev. Jesse T. Thames on the 1850 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.4 
Photographed*say 19 Dec 1850 He was photographed say 19 Dec 1850 at Conecuh Co., Alabama.5
Cornelius Alexander & Elizabeth (Brantley) Thames
Marriage*19 Dec 1850 He married Elizabeth A. Brantley at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 19 Dec 1850 at age 20.6 
Birth of Son4 Nov 1851 His son Alexander Travis Thames was born on 4 Nov 1851 at Conecuh Co., Alabama.7 
Birth of Son15 Jul 1854 His son John Mark Thames was born on 15 Jul 1854 at Conecuh Co., Alabama.7 
Birth of Son2 Nov 1855 His son James Thomas Thames was born on 2 Nov 1855 at Conecuh Co., Alabama.7 
Birth of Son25 Sep 1858 His son Cornelius Adam Thames was born on 25 Sep 1858 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.7 
1860 Census*1 Jun 1860 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Conecuh Co., Alabama.8 
Civil War*between 1862 and 1865 He served in the War Between the States between 1862 and 1865

     AL 38th Inf Co E as a Sgt. 
Birth of Son8 Oct 1866 His son Jesse Edwin Thames was born on 8 Oct 1866 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.9,10,11 
Birth of Son22 Oct 1868 His son William Charles Thames was born on 22 Oct 1868 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.12 
Deed16 Nov 1868 He granted a deed on 16 Nov 1868 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. & E.A. Thames to W,D.J. Collins, Book A, page 372.13 
1870 Census*1 Jun 1870 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.14 
Deed22 Oct 1870 He was granted a deed on 22 Oct 1870 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C. A. Thames from L. Turk & wife, Book C, page 135.13 
Death of Father25 Nov 1872 His father Rev. Jesse T. Thames died on 25 Nov 1872 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.15 
Birth of Son17 Feb 1875 His son Stephen Ellis Thames was born on 17 Feb 1875 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.7 
Birth of Son29 Nov 1878 His son Nathaniel Thames was born on 29 Nov 1878 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.7 
Photographedsay 1880 He was photographed say 1880 at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.5
Cornelius Alexander & Elizabeth (Brantley) Thames
1880 Census*1 Jun 1880 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.16 
Death of Mother14 Oct 1883 His mother Mary Ann E. Broughton died on 14 Oct 1883 at Buckatunna, Wayne Co., Mississippi.17 
Photographed*say 1885 He was photographed say 1885 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,
Six of the twelve children of Rev. Jesse T. and Mary A. E. Broughton Thames: The sisters pictured are Susan Thames, Lucy Thames and Nancy Thames, in unknown order

The brothers pictured are, left to right: Charlie R. Thames, Nathaniel Thames (great-grandfather of Mary Hollis who provided both of the photographs), and Cornelius Thames (great-great-grandfather of Culpepper Connections' publisher, Warren Culpepper.)18


Cornelius Alexander Thames & siblings
Deed*5 Aug 1887 He was granted a deed by John Mark Thames and Mary Abigail Thames on 5 Aug 1887 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. Thames, Sr. from John M & M.A. Thames, Book L, page 471.13 
Deed5 Aug 1887 He was granted a deed on 5 Aug 1887 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C. A. Thames from J. W. Glass et al, Book L, page 473.13 
Deed16 May 1890 He granted a deed on 16 May 1890 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. & E.A. Thames to Richard Williams, Book O, page 472.13 
Deed28 Mar 1892 He was granted a deed on 28 Mar 1892 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. Thames et al from W.H. Rose & wife, Book R, page 268.13 
Deed28 Dec 1892 He granted a deed to Jesse Edwin Thames on 28 Dec 1892 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. Thames & wife to J.E. Thames, Book S, page 151.13 
Deed*1 Jul 1893 He granted a deed to William Charles Thames on 1 Jul 1893 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

Wm. C. Thames from C.A. Thames & wife, Book P, page 105.13 
Deed*28 Jul 1893 He granted a deed to William Charles Thames on 28 Jul 1893 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. Thames to Wm. C. Thames, Book P, page 105.13 
Deed28 Nov 1893 He granted a deed on 28 Nov 1893 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. Thames, adm to J.P. Garvin, Book S, page 353.13 
Deed11 Jan 1894 He granted a deed on 11 Jan 1894 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. Thames, adm. to W.A. Findley, Book S, page 425.13 
Deed*13 Jul 1896 He granted a deed to Jesse Edwin Thames on 13 Jul 1896 at Conecuh Co., Alabama,

C.A. Thames to J.E. Thames, Book V, page 36.13 
1900 Census*1 Jun 1900 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.19 
1910 Census*15 Apr 1910 Cornelius was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama.20 
Burial*after 29 Apr 1912 His body was interred after 29 Apr 1912 at Brooklyn Baptist Church Cemetery, Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama
Death*29 Apr 1912 He died at Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 29 Apr 1912 at age 81
Obituary: "Cornelius A. Thames was born in Monroe County near Old Salem Church, and lived there until fourteen years of age when his father moved in the neighborhood of Brooklyn where lived the remainder of his life except four years in the Confederate army, and two years in Florida.... In 1861, when our rights were threatened, he laid aside his industrial implements, donned the Confederate gray, shouldered his musket, and went with company E of the 38th Alabama Reg., ready to be sacrificed upon the altar of his country for what he knew to be right. He never changed his opinion, he was captured at Missionary Ridge and carried as a prisoner of war to that loathsome and inhuman prison Camp Chase where he lay for eleven months until the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee when he was paroled and returned to his home.... The esteem in which he was held can be best understood by the great congregation of people who followed his remains to his final resting place in Brooklyn cemetery. Here he was laid to rest by his church and the Masonic fraternity of which he had been a member for fifty-seven years."21 
Descendant* See footnote for the name and contact info of a descendant of Cornelius Alexander Thames who would like to communicate with other descendants.5 

Family

Elizabeth A. Brantley (8 Oct 1834 - 4 Mar 1915)
Marriage*19 Dec 1850 He married Elizabeth A. Brantley at Conecuh Co., Alabama, on 19 Dec 1850 at age 20.6 
Children
ChartsWLC / Warren L. Culpepper Ancestral Chart
WLC / Thomas Thames: Descendant Chart
Last Edited31 Dec 2009

Citations

  1. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
  2. Hub Broughton e-mail, 2 Aug 2002.
  3. 1840 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Monroe Co., AL, page 228: "1M-4, 2M5-9, 2M20-29, 2F0-4, 1F10-14, 1F20-29."
  4. 1850 Federal Census, United States.
    Unk Twp, Conecuh Co., AL, page 382 from Lee Ponder: Jesse Thames, 40, M, NC; Mary A. E. 40, F, SC; Cornelius 19, M, AL; Stephen, 13, M, AL; Nathaniel, 15, M, AL; Susan, 13, F, AL; Sarah, 12, F, AL; Martha A., 9, F, AL; Nancy, 6, F, AL; Jesse C, 3, M, AL; Margaret, 2, F, AL.
  5. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
  6. "Mr. & Mrs. Thames were married December 19, 1850." (From an article in a 15 Jul 1908 Conecuh County newspaper, written by a guest at a reunion of the C. A. Thames family).
  7. , Mary Elizabeth Brantley Thames Family Bible.
  8. 1860 Federal Census, United States.
    Evergreen, Conecuh Co., AL, page 1000, Hse 335, fam 315.
    Ancestry.com Image 44. transcription by Warren Culpepper
    Cornelius Thames, 29, M, Carpenter, RE=500, PE=1000, AL
    Elizabeth Thames, 25, F, AL
    Alex Thames, 8, M, AL
    Jno Thames, 5, M, AL
    James Thames, 4, M, AL
    Adam Thames, 1, M, AL
    Mary Thames, 3/12, F, AL.
  9. Conecuh County Court, Conecuh Co., AL, Register of Births and Deaths, 1881-1894 GSU, Salt Lake City, 1989 (FHL Film 1,631,609 #1-2) .
  10. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    "Pressley-Price Family Tree" Nancy Presley-Holley. <e-mail address>
  11. Lee Ponder says that the Bible of Elizabeth A. Brantley Thames lists Jesse Thames b 8 Oct 1866 and d 7 Jan 1914.
  12. E-mail to Warren L. Culpepper from Lee Y. Ponder (Thames researcher), 5611 Cypress Circle, Tallahassee, FL 32303, e-mail address.
    Cites the Bible of Elizabeth A Brantley Thames.
  13. Conecuh County Court, Conecuh Co., AL, Direct Index to Deeds A-Z 1866-1901 GSU, Salt Lake City, 1989 (FHL Film 1,630,472 #1) .
  14. 1870 Federal Census, United States.
    Beat 7, Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., AL, page 3, Transcription by Gertrude Stevens
    Cornelius Thames, 39, M, Wheelwright, RE=400, PE=300, AL
    Elizabeth Thames, 35, F, AL
    Alex Thames, 18, M, Mail messenger, AL
    John Thames, 16, M, Farm Laborer, AL
    James Thames, 14, M, Farm Laborer, AL
    Adam Thames, 11, M, AL
    Mary Thames, 10, F, AL
    Jesse Thames, 3, M, AL
    William Thames, 1, M, AL.
  15. Christian Index Obits, 1822-1879, 19 Dec 1987, pg 200, Col 1: Thames, Jesse, 63 yrs, b 10-6-1810, h. of Mary A E Boughton, d 11-24-1872, Wayne Co., MS.
  16. 1880 Federal Census, United States.
    Brooklyn, Conecuh Co., AL, page 87C, based on LDS CD transcription
    Cornelius A. Thames, HH, 50, AL, NC, SC, Farmer
    Elizabeth Thames, Wife, 46, AL, SC, AL
    Mary Thames, Dau, 20, AL, AL, AL
    Jessey Thames, Son, 13, AL, AL, AL
    William Thames, Son, 11, AL, AL, AL
    Elizabeth Thames, Dau, 9, AL, AL, AL
    Lucey Thames, Dau, 6, AL, AL, AL
    Stephen Thames, Son, 4, AL, AL, AL
    Nathaniel Thames, Son, 1, AL, AL, AL.
  17. Jean Strickland & Patricia N. Edwards, Records of Wayne County, Mississippi: Cemetery Records, Moss Point, MS: Strickland & Edwards, 1987.
    "Mary A. E. Broughton Thames May 1810 - 14 Aug 1882 [sic]" Year of death actually appears as 1883 on her tombstone.
  18. Warren L. Culpepper (#1942), Former publisher of Culpepper Connections, e-mail address.
    from Mary Hollis, great granddaughter of Nathaniel Thames.
  19. 1900 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 51, Page 239A, Family 155, Gen.com img 17, Brooklyn Precinct 7, Conecuh Co., AL
    Cornelius A. Thames, Head, Nov 1830, 69, md 49 years, AL, SC, SC, Farmer
    Elizabeth A. Thames, Head, Oct 1834, 65, md 49 years, 13 children/11 living, AL, AL, SC
    Lucy J. Thames, Daughter, Mar 1873, 27, S, AL, AL, AL.
  20. 1910 Federal Census, United States.
    ED 40, Page 132B, Genealogy.com image 20, Family 172, Brooklyn Precinct 7, Conecuh Co., AL
    Cornelius Thames, Head, M, 79, Md1 59 yrs, AL/AL/AL, able to read/write, Confederate Army Vet
    Elizabeth Thames, Wife, F, 75, Md1 59 yrs, ch 12/12, AL/AL/AL, able to read/write.
  21. From a tribute from a comrad in a 15 May 1912, Conecuh County newspaper, provided by Hub Broughton in e-mail of 2 Aug 2002.