Cornelius was born in 1812 at Abu Belleau, Lincolnshire, to parents Titus and Elizabeth. he was baptised on 2 December 1812 at Belleay and Aby, Lincolnshire.
After leaving the PM ministry, Cornelius served as a Baptist minister.
He married Ellen Rowley (1813- 1871) in early 1841 at Burton on Trent Staffordshire. Census returns identify two children.
- William Stonier (1842-1901) – assistant schoolmaster (1861); died in South Africa
- Mary Stonier (1845-1871) – married James Lee, a PM minister, in 1866
He married Elizabeth Shone, nee Simpson (1831-1886) in early 1872 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.
Cornelius died on 12 January 1891 at Heeley, Sheffield, Yorkshire.
- 1837 Ashby de la Zouch
- 1839 Leicester
- 1840 Burton on Trent
- 1841 Nottingham
- 1842 Belper
- 1844 Sleaford
- 1846 Boston
- 1849 Belper
- 1852 Leicester
- 1854 Bottesford
- 1855 Donington
- 1858 Oxton
- 1860 Sheffield II
- 1862 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers