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Lt. Francis McCORMICK

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  • Name Francis McCORMICK 
    Title Lt. 
    Born 17 Apr 1734  Orange County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1BP2-KFR 
    Died Jul 1794  "Lang Syne," Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Michael A. Smoke <http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/m/o/Michael-Smoke-WA/GEN E1-0005.html>.

      (2) Norris, J. E., History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke, Chicago, IL: A. Warner & Co., 1890, pp. 627-631:

      Francis McCormick, who was no doubt the son of . . . Dr. John McCormick, and from whom the descendants in Clarke originated, was born April 17, 1734. He was married twice, the name of the first wife not certainly known. Miss Frost was the second wife. Francis had seven sons and two daughters. Five sons settled in that part of Frederick county now comprising Clarke county, and each owned a valuable farm, They were men of great strength of character, energetic and enterprising. The sons of Francis were: Provin (or Province), a soldier in the war of 1812-14, acting as colonel (he owned the farm called "Soldiers' Retreat," now owned by Charles Hardesty; he married Miss Davenport, of Jefferson county, and had a large family, all of whom left this State many years ago; he died March 3, 1826); Thomas . . . ; Samuel (married Miss Margaret Hampton and settled near White Post (he was a farmer, also; he had two sons end one daughter, and died in June, 1823; his son, Thomas, had one son and two daughters, one of whom married ex-Gov. Holliday, and the other married Dr. Lippitt; his son, Thomas, is living in the county and is one of the largest land owners and most successful farmers); William, who died July 20, 1824, was twice married, the first wife being Elizabeth Rice, and the second Mrs. McDonald (by the first marriage he had four children - one son and three daughters, Province, the son, was a prominent man in the county, and a lawyer of ability and influence; some of his children are still living in Clarke County; two of William McCormick's daughters married and went to Kentucky; Harriet, the youngest, married Ross Milton, of Clarke County, and left four children, one son and three daughters, two of whom are living in Clarke; Province, son of William, died July 4, 1873); George, the son of Francis by the second marriage, with Miss Frost, married Miss Mitchell, of Prince William county (he had two sons and four daughters, all of whom are dead; some of his grandchildren are living in the county; he died March 25,1846). Two of the seven sons of the first Francis, who, as shown at the beginning of the sketch, was a son of the original first McCormick, who settled in this section, left Virginia when young.

      (3) McIlhany, Hugh Milton, Some Virginia Families, Staunton, VA: Stoneburner & Profer, 1903, pp. 221-227:

      Francis McCormick, son of Dr. John and Anne McCormick, was born April 17, 1734. He was married twice, his first wife being a Miss Province(?), the second a Miss Frost. By his first marriage he had eight children, and one child by his second. He was a large land owner, and each of his five sons who settled in Clarke County possessed a valuable farm. They were all men of great strength of character, energetic and enterprising. . . .

      [Children:]

      A. Province McCormick, d. March 3, 1826; lived at "Soldier's Retreat", Clarke County. He served in the War of 1812 with the rank of Colonel. He married a Miss Davenport of Jefferson County, and had a family of five sons and two daughters, all of whom moved to the West. . . .

      B. Thomas McCormick, d. Oct. 4, 1816; m. Ann Frost (b. August 18, 1763; d March 26, 1815); his home was "Weehaw". . . .

      C. Samuel McCormick, d. in June 1823; m. Margaret Hampton of Clarke County, and lived near White Post. . . .

      D. Isaac McCormick, d. April 25, 1817; went to Ohio early in life.

      E. John McCormick, d. in 1819; moved to Ohio early in life. [Note by compiler: According to other sources, John died on August 3, 1857 in IN.]

      F. Ann McCormick, d. Sept. 8. 1823.

      G. A daughter, name unknown. . . .

      H. William McCormick, d. March 31, 1819; m. 1st. Elizabeth Rice; 2nd. a Mrs. McDonald. By his first marriage he had four children. . . .

      I. George McCormick, son of Francis McCormick and his second wife Miss Frost, b. March 27, 1778; d. March 23, 1846; m. Oct. 18, 1810, Harriet Jones Mitchell (b. April 23, 1790; d. Feb. 18, 1829).

      (4) MacDonald, Rose Mortimer Ellzey, Clarke County, a Daughter of Frederick, Berryville, VA: Blue Ridge Press, 1943, pp. 7-8:

      FRANCIS McCORMICK, born April 17, 1734, was a Lieutenant in the Virginia Militia. . . .

      Francis McCormick, the third son of Dr. McCormick, was a Lieutenant in the Virginia Militia. Twice married, he left a number of descendants and may be regarded as the founder of the McCormick family in Clarke County. His first wife was Anne Purviance, daughter of Thomas Purviance. Francis McCormick was a member of the Church of England, and when the young Quakeress plighted her troth with one outside her church, she was expelled.

      It was in 1763 that Dr. John McCormick conveyed to his son, Francis, 456 acres, "a tract of land on 'Long Marsh' bounded by Patrick Rice's and Lindsey's land." This probably marks the date of the marriage of Francis with Anne Province (Purviance).

      To the land conveyed to Francis by his father, he added by purchases, naming his large plantation "Weehaw." The house which he built was destroyed by fire in 1860, at which time the present house was built.

      (5) Myers, Lorraine F., Brown, Stuart E., Jr. and Chappel, Eileen M., Some Old Families of Clarke County, Virginia, Berryville, VA: Virginia Book Company, 1994, pp. 267-273:

      Francis McCormick (b. 4/17/1734) (Lieutenant in Virginia Militia in 1779. Owned large estate on Shenandoah River), m. Anne Purviance (Provin), m. (2nd) Miss Frost. Lived at "Weehaw". Two of seven sons left Virginia at an early age. . . .

      [Children by first wife:]

      [i] Province McCormick (1771-3/3/1826), m. Mary Davenport. "Soldier's Rest". Colonel War of 1812. . . .

      [ii] Thomas McCormick, m. Anne Frost. "Weehaw". . . .

      [iii] Samuel McCormick (d. 6/__/1823), m. Margaret Hampton (d. 5/31/1841, age 54). Lived near what is now Boyce. Two sons and one daughter. . . .

      [iv] William McCormick (d. 7/29/1824 or 3/31/1819), m. (1st) Elizabeth Rice, whose father was a captain in the Revolution, m. (2nd) Mrs. McDonald. Princeton. Owned landed estate near what is now West Virginia. By first marriage he had one son and three daughters. . . .

      [v] John McCormick. . . .

      [vi] Ann McCormick. . . .

      [Children by second wife:]

      (vii) Isaac McCormick, m. and had a large family. Received heritage from his uncle, William Frost. . . .

      (viii) George McCormick (3/27/1778-3/23/1846), m. Harriet Mitchell of Prince William County (she was born in New Jersey) and they had four daughters (including Ann Eliza McCormick who m. Bonham) and two sons including Otway McCormick (b. 10/26/1796 near what is now Summit Point). Otway's mother died in child birth.

      (6) O'Dell, Cecil, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Company, 1995, pp. 163-165:

      Francis McCormick was born 17 April 1734. . . . Francis and his wife Frances, of Frederick County, Virginia, requested on her deathbed (17 May 1785) that James and Mary McCormick raise their daughter Ann. On 12 October 1772, Francis purchased 157 acres, adjacent to his 456-acre tract, from Edmond Lindsey for 204 pounds. Adjacent north of his 456-acre tract, he purchased 292 acres (plus acres from Edmond) from George Washington and Isaac Larew for 354 pounds on 5 April 1773. The 292-acre tract was located in both Frederick and Berkeley County, Virginia (present-day Clarke County, Virginia and Jefferson County, West Virginia). On 5 April 1773, Francis sold 60 acres of his 456 acres to Edmond Lindsey for 60 pounds.
    Person ID I265  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father John McCORMICK,   b. Abt 1698, Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2 Nov 1768, Summit Point, Frederick [now Jefferson] County, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne McFARREN,   b. Abt 1704, Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2 Nov 1768  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1720  Ireland [now Northern Ireland] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Frances FROST,   b. Abt 1746, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1785, "Lang Syne," Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1777  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George McCORMICK,   b. 27 Mar 1778, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1846, Clarke County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann PROVINCE,   b. 31 Aug 1735, Orange County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1777  (Age 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1755  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann McCORMICK,   b. 1771,   d. 8 Sep 1823  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     2. William McCORMICK,   b. 1768,   d. 31 Mar 1819  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
     3. John McCORMICK,   b. 1777,   d. 3 Aug 1857, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. --- McCORMICK,   b. 1772  [natural]
     5. Thomas McCORMICK,   b. 1760, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1823, "Weehaw," Frederick [now Clarke] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     6. Province McCORMICK,   b. 1757,   d. 3 Mar 1826  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     7. Isaac McCORMICK,   b. 1765,   d. 25 Apr 1817, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     8. Samuel McCORMICK,   b. 1762,   d. Jun 1823  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F4868  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart