J2128  Cornelius Thomas Estep
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[photos submitted by Jim Shreve, Sr. of Cleveland, OH]

J2128 Cornelius Thomas ESTEP, who was born 7 Mar 1845 in Kanawha Co., VA and died 9 Sep 1929 in Pigeon Creek, Kanawha Co., WV, was the son of Turner ESTEP and Jane MORGAN.  Cornelius ESTEP, according to family lore, changed sides during the Civil War.  After the war, he married on 8 Nov 1868 to Ona Francis TURNER, daughter of Jeffrey TURNER and Nancy MASON.  Ona was born 26 Sep 1851 in Patrick Co., VA and died 23 Jul 1917 Pigeon Creek, WV.  They were both buried on the family farm in Pigeon Creek.  The couple had 12 children.

Children of Cornelius Thomas ESTEP & Ona Francis TURNER are as follows:
J21281  Lydia M. "Liddie" ESTEP  born 31 Aug 1869 and died 27 Oct 1926;
was married (husband's name unknown).
J21282  Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" ESTEP  born in Kanawha Co., WV on
15 Mar 1871 and died in Clay Co., WV on 3 Oct 1960; married James Curtis
BOGGS on 24 Apr 1890.
J21283  Robert Lee "Bob" ESTEP  born 15 Sep 1872 and died 26 Mar 1942;
was married (wife's name unknown).
J21284  Edwin Elmore "Elmer" ESTEP  born 1 Sep 1874 and died 23 Jan 1966;
married Ella ______.
J21285  Nancy E. ESTEP  born 25 Jun 1876 and died 27 Apr 1897.
J21286  George E. ESTEP  born 23 May 1878 and died 25 Dec 1914.
J21287  David Sylvester ESTEP  born 20 Dec 1880 and died 21 Apr 1961;
was married (wife's name unknown).
J21288  Etta Mae ESTEP  born 25 Jun 1883 in Roane Co., WV and died 26 Aug
1951 in Pigeon Creek, WV; was married thrice, the first time to an unknown
BURDETTE which occurred around 1902, the second time to Justin Elvin
SMITH, Sr. which occurred around 1910, and the third time to Joe MOORE
which occurred aometime after 1929.
J21289  Thomas Hendricks "Hense" ESTEP  born 10 Feb 1885 and died 11 Apr
1970; married Meriba Ellen "Ella" COOK.
J21289a  Lula ESTEP  born 4 Dec 1887 and died 10 Nov 1983; married Patrick
Burton COOK.
J21289b  Julie ESTEP  born 4 Dec 1887 and died 10 May 1958; married
Charles FORMAN.
J21289c  Florance ESTEP  born 17 Oct 1890 and died 15 Oct 1941; married
Toldie HILL.


The primary source for this information is the memory of Mary Elizabeth SMITH JONES, who is the youngest daughter of Elvin Justin SMITH, Sr. & Etta Mae ESTEP, which was verified from a look at the 1880 census for Kanawha Co., WV.  Mary Elizabeth SMITH JONES is the maternal grandmother of my wife.  The pictures found here, were given to those who attended a family reunion a few years ago.

photo of Cornelius Thomas and Ona Francis (Turner) Estep family in 1911

photo of Cornelius Thomas and Ona Francis (Turner) Estep

photo of Thomas Cornelius Estep with detailed Civil War record

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