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Charity Sarsanet Riley Herring Cornwell

December 11, 1816–March 21, 1899

Born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina; daughter of Charity Moore and John Sarsanet. Buried at Rosemead, Los Angeles County, California. 1 (See Document 1.2)


  1. [1] Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 122, Charity Riley. “Charity Sarsanet Riley,” Patriarchal Blessing Index, 1833–1971 (closed to research), CHL. William W. Riley, Diary, 1844–1861, CHL. Susan Easton Black and Harvey Bischoff Black, eds., Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, 1840–1845: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois (Provo, UT: Center for Family History and Genealogy, Brigham Young University, 2002), 5:3073–3075. 1880 U.S. census, Hueneme, Ventura Co., California, ED 105, p. 2, Charity Cornwell, NARA. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed 26163075), memorial no. 26163075, Charity Cornwell; Savannah Memorial Park Cemetery, Rosemead, CA.