CORNELL, Ezekiel, (1732 - 1800)


CORNELL, Ezekiel, a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Scituate, R.I., in 1732; attended the public schools; employed as a mechanic; appointed lieutenant colonel in Hitchcock’s Rhode Island Regiment in 1775; was present at the siege of Boston; became deputy adjutant general on October 1, 1776; appointed brigadier general of State troops in 1776 and served until March 16, 1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1780-1782; retired to his farm at Scituate; died in Milford, Mass., April 25, 1800.