My McCormick Family History And Genealogy
are some new McCormick things i have added, i hope you enjoy them as much
as i do!
will be adding more, often.
McCormick Family Lineage Is Traced Back To St.David Of Scotland,Robert
Bruce,And King James I. They Belonged to a sept.of the MacClaine Clan Of
Locburie.Generations Followed...Donough MacCormack,Chief of the clan /
Donough MacCormick,Letter Kenny, Oxford / Bryon MacCormack b.1583 / Owen
MacCormick 1600 / Thomas McCormick married Matilda Patterson/ James McCormick
(Loudenberry War Captain) b.1645-m. Sara Welsh. At the seize of Louderberry
in the protestant cause that swept thru Scotland by John Knox & John
Calvin Preslztery Theology.With Governor offices and other gentlemen signed
the humble address to the crown on july 29,1684 to William And Mary. Later
in the 1600 years the McCormick's and families left Scotland and sailed
across the north channel to settle in northern Ireland,they called themselves
colonizers residents of Ulster county near Belfast.they were hired by the
english king to fight the catholics during the irish rebellion at which
time Ireland was divided forming the stage for protestant domination in
McCormick's religiously embraced the John Calvin Presbyterian doctrine}
The First America Settlers...
McCormick & Carruth Families
Hugh b.1695 in Ulster,Ireland Ulster,Ireland and his brother Thomas McCormick
b.1702 were the first to settle in america in 1735,they were son's of Londonderry
War Captain, James McCormick b.1645 in Londonderry,Ulster Prov, Ireland
and SarahWelsh. Thomas married Elizabeth Carruth b.1705 in Antrim
Co., Ireland -d. 1766 in Cumberland Co, PA. She is the daughter of James
Carruth b.,22 June 1679, in Dumbarton, Scotland -d.1728 in Antrim
County, Ireland. and Margaret Law. b. 1679, they were married Dec.4, 1700
in Glasgow, Scotland.. Elizabeth's other siblings include....Mary Carruth,
Walter Carruth b.1703, Adam Carruth b.1704, and Alexander Carruth.. Walter
and Adam immigrated in 1729 and Alexander came shortly after as they are
all found in records while they lived in Pa. before moving on to N.C. and
spreading throughout the Southeast U.S. Elizabeth had two other
brothers that stayed in Antrim Co.,Ireland and have families there
today-their names were James and John Carruth.
more information on the CarruthFamilies see Harvey
Carrouth's web Page.
Harvey for the Carruth information}
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Children of Hugh & Thomas
The First McCormick Reunion...
First Reunion Was Held At Riverside Park In Indianapolis. The Oldest McCormick
was Catherine Kirkwood, ,granddaughter Of John McCormick ,Was Present
And The Youngest Descendent Was Lotus-Lily McCormick ,Baby From Muncie,Indiana-including
Must Of Traveled By Horse & Buggy There 60 miles).
War Records & Pioneer History Of John McCormick,Sr
(Thanks you Harry McCormick for this information for the war pension)
Application For Pension
McCormick Sr. born Aug 30,1754 in Frederick Co.,Va.- and died on April
16,1837 in Connersville, Fayette Co, Indiana. He married Catherine Drennan
on March 24,1785 in Bedford County.,Pennsylvania. Estate
Settlement of John Sr.
Revolutionary Soldier" When John was born in 1754 Virginia was a Province
of Great Britain and the McCormick's were still Legal to the English Goverment
at that time but opposed it's Tyrannical Measure by the King. when
the struggle for Independence Protestors. His First Enlistment was 1775
as a private for two years with the Virginia Troops. his captain James
Robertson under Colonel Christie. His Second Enlistment 1778 as a private
for two years with Captain Mack's Company 14th Regiment Commanded By Col.Charlie
Lewis. His 3rd Enlistment 1780 for two years in Capt. McCall's 'Company,
after his service in Virginia the War ended in 1781. He later enlisted
two more years Indian Fighting in Bedford County Pennsyvania in the Wataga
River,His name appears in the roll call with the "On Guard" Troops. His
application for pension was Sept.1831 at the age of 71 resident of Fayette
County, Indiana as a Private No 9785 for Eight years of service. Signed
H.Clay Evans Comm.of Pensions. President Monroe signed the Revolution War
Pension Artical.... March 1818. McCormick recieved $8.00 per month,
after his death his widow Catherine Drennan McCormick b. Jan 25,1769
in Bedford, Co., Pennsylvania was given a small pension 1845-1862
until she died at age 93 on Feb 22,1862 in Connersville,Indiana.
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