John McCorkle, Ensign

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John McCorkle, Ensign

Birthplace: Augusta, Virginia
Death: Died in Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Cause of death: Lockjaw from wounds in battle of Cowpens
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander McCorkle and Mary McCorkle
Husband of Rebecca Glasgow
Father of Alexander R. McCorkle; Catherine McCorkle and Samuel McCorkle
Brother of Sarah Chapman; James McCorkle; Andrew McCorkle; Mary McCorkle; William McCorkle and 3 others

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About John McCorkle, Ensign

Married Rebecca Anderson McNutt. She married 2nd to Arthur Glasgow.

John McCorkle was born 1745 in Lexington Rockbridge County Virginia, USA and died Jan. 17, 1781 Guilford Guilford County North Carolina, USA Burial: Body lost or destroyed Specifically: Military ceremony around Guilford, NC

An Ensign in the Virginia Militia under James Gilmore's Rifles and General Daniel Morgan. Fought and was mortally wounded during the Revolutionary Battle of Cowpen's, SC. Died from lockjaw days later around Gilford, NC. 


  1. DAR Ancestor #: A075591
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 66005717
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John McCorkle, Ensign's Timeline

Augusta, Virginia
Age 27
Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia
Age 28
January 17, 1781
Age 36
Guilford, North Carolina, United States
Age 36