Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
CORNELL, Ezekiel, soldier, born in Scituate, Rhode Island He was a mechanic, who educated himself, and established a library in his native town. In 1775 he was appointed lieutenant colonel of Hitchcock's regiment, was present at the siege of Boston, was made deputy adjutant-general, 1 October, 1776, and subsequently brigadier-general and commander of the brigade of state troops, which was in service three years and three months, and was disbanded, 16 March, 1780. This force was of great service in protecting the state during the British occupation. He was a delegate from Rhode Island to the Continental congress in 1780-'3, and chairman of the military committee. At the close of his term he retired to his farm at Scituate.
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here