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Family honors ancestor

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In May 2012, my husband and I dedicated a new tombstone in the Archelous Cornett Cemetery at Elk Creek.
The tombstone is inscribed with the names of James Cornett and brother, David. James’ original tombstone was broken many years ago and his brother David never had one, as far as anyone knows.
However, it is believed that David is buried in this same cemetery along with his wife, Sarah Adaline Platt, because David and James grew up on this land, their parents are buried in this cemetery and it is named for their brother.


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