John James McCorkle (1753 - 1814) MP

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Birthplace: Augusta County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Probably Lawrence County, Ohio, United States
Cause of death: Killed by Indians while preparing to take possession of land in Lawrence County.
Occupation: Rev War Soldier
Managed by: Judith Eileen Manthe
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About John James McCorkle

From the McCaffrey/McCorkle Database:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dwoody/mccaffreymccorkle.sdf-o/p6.htm#i299

John McCorkle [1]

  • b. 22 November 1753,
  • d. 6 May 1814
  • Birth*: 22 November 1753, Augusta Co., VA [2]
  • Milit-Beg: circa 1776, Pvt. in Virginia Continental Line, Capt. Buchanan's Co.[3]
  • Milit-End*: circa 1781, Revolutionary War Veteran.[3]
  • Event-Misc: 1 September 1785, Augusta Co., VA, John was willed part of his father's farm. Also, he was to receive his mother's portion upon her death.[4]
  • Marriage*: 12 May 1790, Augusta Co., VA, Married by Rev Archibald Scott., Principal=Lydia Tyler Forrest [1]
  • Event-Misc: 17 September 1793, Augusta Co., VA, Deed: John & Lydia McCorkle to Jacob Swallow, #484, 256 acres. "John McCorkle has and does reserve to himself one Half acre of land in the S Tract where the Graveyard is." Teste: Jacob Kenny. Augusta Co. Deed Books: Vol. 27, page 484 & Vol 28, Page 117. [5],[6]
  • Event-Misc: between 1794 and 1801, Bath Co., VA, Personal Property Tax:John McCorkle taxed each year.[7]
  • Event-Misc*: 10 October 1803, Green Co., KY, Deed: William Barret & Dorthy his wife to John McCorkle, $1627.50, 665 acres on Medow Creek. Samuel McCorkle's line. John Buchanan's corner. John Roger's corner.[8]
  • Event-Misc: 15 February 1807, Green Co., KY, Deed: Joseph Ray of Green County to John McCorkle, #117, 104 acres, Henry Hopkins survey, trace fork of Sinking Creek, a branch of Green River. Recorded 13 May, 1807.[9]
  • Event-Misc: 23 May 1807, Green Co., KY, Deed: John McCorkle and wife Lydia of Green County to Robert Mayes, $2000, 655 acres, John Rogers corner to Meadow Creek, Samuel McCorkles line, John Buchanans line. Lydia relinquished her dower. Recorded 23 Feb, 1807.9
  • Event-Misc: 23 November 1813, Green Co., KY, Tax List: Two Johns, one Samuel and one Archibald were taxed. Each entry shows one male over 21 years of age. One John & Samuel were land owners.[10]
  • Death*: 6 May 1814, OH or KY, From Viking Glory..... "1n 1814 he went for land in Lawrence Co. Ohio, where" "he was killed by Indians" " May 6, 1814." (DLW note: Apparently Rev. McCorkle got this info from John Hale Stutesman. I have never found any official account of the death of John, but this story has been told by others with slight variations. A transcript of a January 14, 1934, Huntington WV Herald Advertiser article by R. C. Hall reads remakably like the information found in "From Viking Glory". This article relates the above story of the death of John McCorkle, but only gives his death year as 1814. Also, other Lawrence Co., OH McCorkle lore found in the article is also found in "From Viking Glory". We have concluded that Stutesman obtained the bulk of his information about the Lawrence Co. McCorkles from the Hall article and, in turn, passed this information on to Rev. McCorkle. However, even though Mr. Hall seems to have interviewed one or more McCorkles, this transcript of the article contains several glaring errors in the lineage of the Lawrence Co., OH McCorkles. It is impossible to know if these errors came from the transcription process, McCorkle memory lapses or Mr. Hall's misunderstandings and/or mistakes. ) [3],[11]
  • Parents:
    • Father: Samuel McCorkle b. c 1720, d. 1788
    • Mother: Sarah Buchanan b. c 1735, d. bt 16 Feb 1789 - 17 Sep 1793
  • Family:
    • Marriage*: 12 May 1790, Augusta Co., VA, Married by Rev Archibald Scott., Principal=Lydia Tyler Forrest [1]
    • Lydia Tyler Forrest b. 17 May 1771, d. 1855
    • Children:
      • 1. Archibald McCorkle+ b. 7 Feb 1790, d. 31 Aug 1874
      • 2. Alexander McCorkle+ b. 3 Oct 1793, d. 30 May 1851
      • 3. Robert McCorkle+ b. 1 Dec 1795, d. 18 May 1867
      • 4. Samuel McCorkle+ b. 3 Nov 1797, d. 24 Jul 1856
      • 5. John McCorkle+ b. 2 Mar 1798, d. 10 May 1885
      • 6. Sarah McCorkle+ b. c 1802, d. 1891
      • 7. Jabez McCorkle+ b. 1803, d. 1857
      • 8. Catherine McCorkle+ b. 3 Jan 1805, d. 8 Oct 1874
      • 9. James McCorkle+ b. 21 Jul 1807, d. 26 Dec 1892
      • 10. Lydia Forrest McCorkle+ b. 10 May 1809, d. 2 Mar 1880
      • 11. Malinda McCorkle+ b. 10 Dec 1810, d. c 1846
      • 12. George McCorkle+ b. 11 May 1812, d. a 1880
      • 13. Harvey McCorkle b. 15 Oct 1814, d. 1835

Citations:

  • 1. [S98] Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of Scotch - Irish Settlement in Virginia, GPC, Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1989, Location: Wheaton Library, Wheaton IL, Subject: McCorkle.
  • 2. [S176] DAR, DAR Parriot Index, Cent Ed, Part A, DAR, Wasahington, DC, 1990, Location: Wheaton Library, Wheaton IL.
  • 3. [S184] Rev. Louis Wellington McCorkle, Compiler, From Viking Glory: Notes on the McCorkle Family in Scotland and America, Herff - Jones, 1982, Subject: McCorkle.
  • 4. [S274] Samuel McCorkle will (Sep 5, 1785), Augusta Co., Virginia Deed Book 7.
  • 5. [S854] Jerry McCorkle, Compiler, "McCorkle Family."
  • 6. [S1248] Augusta Co., Virginia Deed Book - Grantors, L - R, 1745 - 1930, Film: # 30336, Location: LDS Library, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 7. [S1443] Dennis R. Jones, Compiler, Bath Co., Virginia Pesonal Property Tax Lists 1791 - 1801, The Bath County Historical Society, 1995, Location:McClung Historical Collection, Knoxville, TN.
  • 8. [S1831] Barbara Wright, Compiler, Green Co., Kentucky - Abstracts of Deed Books 3 & 4, 1801 - 1806, McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1993, Location: McClurg Historical Center, Knoxville, TN.
  • 9. [S1257] Barbara Wright, Compiler, Green Co., Kentucky - Abstracts of Deed Books 5 & 6, 1806 - 1814, McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1989, Location: McClurg Hisorical Center, Knoxville, TN, Subject: McCorkle.
  • 10. [S299] Tiffany Luchetta, Compiler, "Green Co., Kentucky - 1813 Tax List", Green Co., KY GenWeb , Import Date: Mar 14, 2001, http://www.rootsweb.com/~kygreen/1813taxlist.htm.
  • 11. [S237] McCorkle History Typical of Pioneer History, Huntington (West Virginia) Hearld Advertister, Original Date: Jan 14, 1934, Location: Dave Woody Library, Subject: McCorkle.
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John James McCorkle's Timeline

1753
December 22, 1753
Augusta County, Province of Virginia
1790
May 17, 1790
Age 36
Staunton, VA, USA
1805
January 3, 1805
Age 51
Howard Co.,Missouri
1814
May 6, 1814
Age 60
Probably Lawrence County, Ohio, United States
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