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DIVISION I: NEW ENGLAND

 

Progenitor Cornelius Cursonwhit was living in New Hampshire early as 1685.  He may have migrated there from Boston, MA.  His son, Samuel lived in Dover, NH in 1710.  Samuel is the only son identified to date.  Two possible daughters are Abigail and Hannah.  Abigail Coursin or Coursonwhit was recorded as being taken captive by Abenaki Indians before 1695.  It is from Division I that a line became COLSON.
 
Variant spellings: CORSON, COLSON, COSON, CORSEN, COURSIN, CURSONWHIT, COURSON

 This division has been divided into seven branches to represent each of the children of the third generation:
Div Sibling Subdivision Coordinator
I-A Zebulon Melvin N. Corson  M193  mmlc377@aol.com
Janet Morgan M004  morganjn@tcainternet.com
I-B Hatevil Roger Whiting M031  RWHITING@execpc.com
I-C Joanna(h) Iverne Rinehart M002  bessrinehart@excite.com
I-D Samuel Jr Iverne Rinehart M002  bessrinehart@excite.com
I-E Mary Iverne Rinehart M002  bessrinehart@excite.com
I-F Ichabod Iverne Rinehart M002  bessrinehart@excite.com
I-G Hannah Iverne Rinehart M002  bessrinehart@excite.com

Lists/Charts:

Maps:

  • Birthplaces of Division I descendants born with Corson/Colson surname (data incomplete).  (Contact to report a missing birthplace!):

Photos:

Documents:

  • "The New England Corson Families", Ch. XIV from Three Hundred Years with the Corson Families in America, by Orville Corson, 1939, Vol. II, pp. 279-284. (available to CCFHA members in the members-only section)

DNA Results:

  • Ancestral genetic signature of Samuel Corson, documented son of Cornelius Cursonwhit (haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b*) estimated by the Corson Surname DNA Project

Notable Division I Descendants:

  • Dighton Corson, 1827-1915, supreme court judge of South Dakota, namesake of Corson County, SD
  • Juliet Corson, 1841-1897, instructor at the New York School of cooking, popular author

Division-specific Links:


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The CCFHA web site originally created by Jeff Owens (CCFHA Member M-260).

This page updated 18 Feb 2012

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