Cornelius Westfall (l756-l828) was an Ensign and 2nd Lieutenant in his
brother's, Captain Abel Westfall's Sixth Co. of the 8th Virginia Regimnet
during the Revolutionary War. He also served at Valley Forge in l777-l778.
His first wife was Anne Elizabeth Lambert Springstone (l754-l802), widow of
Jacob Springstone. They were married in Harrison Co., Virginia on 4 April
l787. Cornelius Westfall also settled in Ross Co., Ohio, along with his
brother, Abel Westfall. From Ross Co., Ohio they went to Knox Co., Indiana
where the rest of his brothers settled. His second wife was a widow, Sarah
Runsoner Hale whom he married in Ross Co., Ohio on l2 January l804. On l8
May l8l8, Cornelius Westfall applied for a pension, S-36842 for his military
service in the Revolutionary War. Although at the time of his settlement in
Knox Co., Indinan, it later became Green Co., Indiana where he died on 8
August l828. He his buried in the city cemetery in Bloomfield, Indiana next
to his brother, Abel Westfall. A government stone marks his grave for his
Revolutionary War service. Information provided by Walter Burgner
NO PIC AT THIS TIME
Born: March 9, 1756
Died: Essstate probate Nov 10, 1829 Greene Co, IN Bk A page 279
Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Indiana.
Service: Enlisted in 1776 as an orderly sergeant in Capt Abel WESTFALL'S Co., Col Peter MUHLENBURG'S and Abraham BOWMAN'S Virginia Regiment.
Appointed ensign in 1777 aand served until 1778
Proof: Pension S 36842.
Married: (1st) __________ (2) Sarah RUMSON in Chilkicothe, Ohio
Children: By 1st narriage
Mima: married Anthony LOWE
Elizabeth: born Oct 29, 1796 Ohio Died Mar 3, 1878
married Feb 8, 1817 Knox Co, In to Phillip MILLER
Born March 6, 1786 in Maryland - Died June 9, 1857 Daviess Co, In
(Daughter): marreid Ormes THOMAS
Children: By (2nd) Marriage:
Josephine/ Isaphina: Born Oct 24, 1803 Died: May 11, 1855
married 1829/1830 John MILLER
born Jan 10, 1808 Ohio DIed: May 23, 1874 Daviess Co, IN
Susanna / Susan:
Family Information and Military information collected by Miss URA SANDERS of Gosport, In and by Mrs Charles E MOHR of Indianapolis, Indiana
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I'D APPRECIATE HEARING FROM YOU.Stephen D Franklin
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