12. Robert T. Cornwell (29 Jan 1835 - 20 Apr 1927)
began as a teacher, was an officer in
the Union Army, captured and incarcerated in the infamous Libby Prison in
Richmond, VA and was exchanged. Served as Provost Marshal of the Third
Division, VI Corps operating in the Shenandoah. He took up residence in
West Chester after the war and studied for the Bar. Among his other
activities, he was a member of the Board of Directors of The Oaklands Cemetery.
His grandson, Gibbons G. Cornwell, also served on the Board and his great
grandson, Moses Cornwell, is currently on the Board.
(For more information on Captain Cornwell see "Libby Prison and Beyond", edited by Thomas M. Boaz, Burd Street Press, 1999)
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