Olive Melvine Cornett is today’s “Wednesday’s Child”. Olive Melvine was my 3rd great grand aunt through my 4th great grandparents, David Cornett and Phebe “Feby” Sutherland. Olive was only 2 years of age when she died. Olive was born on June 12, 1844 and died February 6, 1847. She is buried at Central Cemetery in Flat Ridge, Grayson County, Virginia.
I wish I knew the cause of her death but that’s for another post entirely! Wish me luck as I research her in more depth. Hoping to find something on her, but since she died so young, there is a probability that I won’t find anything at all. Keeping it positive!
Timeline of Events Which Took Place in Olive Melvine Cornett’s Birth Year (1844)
Charles Dickens published a short story called “The Chimes”.
In 1844, Harriet Tubman married John Tubman, who was a free African American, while she could still be sold and separated from her husband.
Our 11th President was elected, James K. Polk, in November 1844