Former Chapter 14. Miscellary.

Chapter Fourteen  -- Miscellany
1.     Frelinghuisen McCorkle; Caleb McCorkle; and Jeff Bean are buried in the McCorkle Cemetery in Dyer County, Tennessee, on the other side of the fence from the white folk
2.     Gideon King, founder of Eminence, Henry County, Kentucky, father-in-law of Winfield Purviance McCorkle and 1st cousin to the 2nd wife of John Edwin McCorkle of Kentucky then Dyer County, Tennessee; the same Gideon King was a son of Mountjoy King whose Cotton-King wife (Mrs. Mountjoy King) was a sister to John Cotton (the John Cotton who was father to Mary Elizabeth Cotton McCorkle)
3.     Our Finley-Montgomery-McCorkle Princeton University Connection through “Nancy” Agnes Montgomery McCorkle (Mrs. Alexander McCorkle, last of Rowan Co, NC).     Samuel Finley, Princeton President, 1761-1766
4.     Some Selected Names of Interest to Us from the early Dialectic Society of the University of North Carolina. 
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Who is buried in the McCorkle Cemetery, Dyer County, Tennessee, in now-unmarked graves?  Frelinghuisen McCorkle 
Hiram R. A. McCorkle states unequivocally in his journal that “Frelin” or “Freling” is buried in the McCorkle Cemetery, Dyer County, Tennessee, and that final services were held there on the cemetery grounds.  Frelinghuisen or Frelinhuisen McCorkle was a freedman. Joyce Cope Huie, born 1915, is almost certain that Jeff Bean is also buried there.  Also, Caleb McCorkle's small marker now lies against the old iron fence (despite my efforts to re-plant it).

Gideon King of EMINENCE, KENTUCKY, son of Mountjoy King & __Miss___ Cotton…. Gideon King’s mother was a sister to John Cotton of Nelson County, Kentucky.  John Cotton married Juliet Tong and begot Mary Elizabeth Cotton (Mrs. John Edwin McCorkle).  So, Howard Ewing Huie’s maternal grandmother, Mary E. Cotton McCorkle, was a 1st cousin to Gideon King. Mary Cotton McCorkle named her daughter Sophie King McCorkle (Huie) after Sophie Woodruff King, Gideon King’s wife.

“                        Henry County is located in north-central Kentucky in the outer Bluegrass Region. It has a land area of 289 square miles. The Kentucky River forms the eastern boundary of the County. The population estimates for 1998 are 14,765 persons. Eminence is the largest city in the county with an estimated population of 2,231. Eminence is located 69 miles northwest of Lexington; 38 miles northeast of Louisville; and 65 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Henry County was carved out of a population of Shelby County in 1798. The county was named for Patrick Henry, famous for his “give me liberty or give me death” speech. The city of Eminence was not formally surveyed until April 1854 when a local man named Gideon King gave the right of way through his land for the railroad. The plat was laid 330 feet to the inch and the locations of the New Castle Turnpike, I. C. & I. Railroad, the Christian Church lot; D. Thomson’s lot and G. Kings residence are marked.  When railroads were obtaining their right of ways, it was Gideon King who persuaded the powers that be to run their road over his land. He gave them land, not only in track and station, but also for the freight house and cattle pens. So the road was “detoured” to pass through Gideon King’s Farm. The railroad (completed in 1849) crossing the New Castle-Shelbyville Turnpike on its way from Louisville to Frankfort was the catalyst for the growth of the town.

Eminence, which means “high place”, is the highest point along the railroad between Louisville and Lexington and lies 900 feet above the sea level. Bringing the train through Eminence is credited with increasing the population of the city, making it larger than the county seat, New Castle. At one time, the county boasted seven railroad depots. The Eminence passenger depot is still a focal point of the downtown property and only one of two remaining in the County.

“ On Mr. King’s farm, the Moody Hotel was built, providing posh quarters to visitors for many years. Years later, in 1913 when the hotel was being remodeled, the owner dug a tunnel underground from the Hotel, under the railroad tracks to the low ground beyond. Later, when theLouisville Nashville Railroad wouldn’t let them build even a ditch under the railroad, sewer pipes were laid in the previously dug tunnel.

In 1882 an atlas of the County was underway.Both the area originally planned by Mr. King and the population doubled. Eminence Village was listed as having a population of 1,043. Churches had sprung up and the Male and Female Seminary was located in the area as well.

The New Castle-Shelbyville Turnpike was now called Main Street.King Street separated Gideon’s King’s residence from the more central part of town. In 1921, Mr.King’s home was moved to occupy half of the earlier acreage and another home was built on the corner of Main and King Street. An article on Mr. King in an old Kentucky history book does not exaggerate a great deal when stating “His personal history is largely that of the town, there having been few of the interest not connected with his name or influenced by his liberality.”

Eminence has also been noted through the years for their distilleries. They remain today the only “wet” city within the county. After the Civil War, the Eminence Distillery was built and bottled many brands including “Old Blue Ribbon Whiskey.” … … … … …

--End of Gideon King and Eminence, Kentucky.

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Princeton University was chartered in 1736  and ws known as the College of New Jersey in 1776, the year of the declaration of independence.   It was begun by, but not technically affiliated with, adherents of  the “new light” wing of the Presbyterian Church

Cambridge University in England educated John Harvard (Emmanuel College), and in the colonies the colleges were established as first Harvard, 2nd William and Mary, then Yale, then  It was the fourth college to be established in British North America, after Harvard, William and Mary, and Yale, then Princeton.  Its first president was a Presbyterian minister named Jno. Dickinson, then 2nd, in  1747, Aaron Burr.  The first class of graduates was in 1747. During the Revolutionary War the president was another Presbyterian minister, John Witherspoon (1768-1784).  He of course signed the Declaration of Independence and served six years in the Continental Congress. [I guess that means he served with Presbyterian minister Rev. Joseph Montgomery, 1733-1794, brother to Agnes Montgomery McCorkle.]

The following is quoted directly from the Princeton University Web Site:

President, 1761–66

Samuel Finley

Samuel Finley, a Scots-Irishman who came to the United States with his parents when he was 19, attended the “Log College” in Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, a school for ministers (1726–45) and a precursor of Princeton. His early career as an evangelical preacher was marked by an energetic, contentious, and sometimes acrimonious spirit that was not uncommon in the 18th-century religious revival known as “The Great Awakening.” As one of his students said, his sermons “were calculated to inform the ignorant, to alarm the careless and secure, and to edify and comfort the faithful.”

During his pastorate in Nottingham, Maryland, he headed an academy renowned for its standards of scholarship. In recognition of his work, he was given an honorary degree by the University of Glasgow, making him the second American divine to receive an honorary degree abroad. His interest in higher education led him to become one of the original trustees of the College of New Jersey; when he was elected its president in 1761, he was regarded as “a very accurate scholar, and a very great and good man.” Finley’s presidency was marked by steady growth in student enrollment.  During his presidency, Finley planted two sycamore trees in front of the president’s house (now called Maclean House). According to Princeton legend, they were ordered by the trustees in 1765 and planted in 1766 to commemorate repeal of the Stamp Act. They still stand today.”

[Marsha Huie’s note now follow about the Log College in Neshaminy, Pennsylvania, school for ministers, 1726-1745, a precursor of Princeton: This was too early to be where Joseph Montgomery (born 1733, died 1794), brother of our “Nancy” Agnes[s] Montgomery McCorkle, was educated for the ministry.  – Agnes Montgomery McCorkle and Joseph Montgomery’s maternal grandfather was JOHN FINLEY, through their mother Martha Finley (Mrs. Montgomery) .  I suspect that Samuel was a son of this John Finley and a brother to Martha Finley (Mrs. John Montgomery), Martha the mother of Joseph and Agnes Montgomery McCorkle; but I do not know this.  I’m just trying to figure the dates from the proposition in the old records that Agnes Montgomery McCorkle’s relations were instrumental in founding Princeton.]

 

More from the Internet on the Log College:

Log College was the name given to a school that William Tennent, an Irish-born, Edinburgh-educated Presbyterian minister, conducted at Neshaminy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania from 1726 until his death in 1745. Here, in a ``log house, about twenty feet long and near as many broad,'' Tennent drilled his pupils in the ancient languages and the Bible and filled them with an evangelical zeal that a number of them, his four sons included, manifested conspicuously during the religious revivals known as The Great Awakening.

The name ``Log College'' was at first applied derisively by Old Side Presbyterians who disliked some of the excitable and intrusive methods of its New Side graduates and disdained the narrowness of their training. But in time it took on a prouder connotation as its graduates filled vacancies in the growing number of Presbyterian congregations in the Middle Colonies and in the South and founded schools on the frontier modeled on their Alma Mater.

…six months after the granting of the charter, three Log College graduates -- Samuel Blair, Gilbert Tennent, and William Tennent, Jr. -- and Samuel Finley, who was probably also an alumnus, and Richard Treat, who was one of its adherents, accepted election as Princeton trustees. Finley later became fifth president.

… … … … … …  … …

One of the first indications of disharmony was in the Presbyterian Church. For quite some time the Scotch-Irish ministers, called the "Old Side" group, had been opposed to the New England trained and Log College "New Side" Presbyterians. The Old Side said that the New Side men were not true Presbyterians, since their beliefs were not correct, and the revivals were proof of their incorrectness. The emphasis on the converted man and the method of conversion distorted good Presbyterian doctrine.

… … … … … … … … … … …

A bitter battle followed, in which the Old Side accused the revivalistic New Side of invading parishes by traveling around to preach. … The split remained in the Presbyterian Church until 1758. Thus disunity and dissension were also products of the Great Awakening. The Presbyterians were left with an Old Side party, opposed to revivals, and a New Side party, in favor of revivals.”  [end of quoted work]

From Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion, copyright Princeton University Press (1978).

 


The early DIALECTIC SOCIETY of the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

 

All I’ve done here is pull out names of people, and of places like Salisbury, that are of interest to us.

Catalogue of the Members of the Dialectic Society, Instituted in the University of North Carolina, June 3rd, 1795:
University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Dialectic Society.

RALEIGH:
PRINTED AT THE OFFICE OF THE "WEEKLY POST."
1852.

      “ The Regular Members are divided into two classes. Those above the line in each year are the graduates of this University, and are believed to be entirely correct. Those below it, left the Institution without having completed their scholastic course. And from their number and other causes, it is impossible to make the list perfectly correct. The place of an individual's residence when he joined, is uniformly adopted, when known. Those marked with an asterisk (*) have departed this life.

        “ The Catalogue has once been published for 1851; but from the many and glaring mistakes, it was resolved to publish it again. Much time and labor has been bestowed upon the work, and yet it is not faultless.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, January 1852.


REGULAR MEMBERS OF THE DIALECTIC SOCIETY. 1795.

[Graduates]

*WILLIAM HOUSTON, M. D. ..... IREDELL,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      JAMES MEBANE, Speaker of the House of Commons of North Carolina, ..... ORANGE, 1796  [Thomas Anderson m. Elizabeth McCorkle; one of his ancestors was a Mebane.]

[Graduates]

[Non-Graduates]

·      WILLIAM MOORE, ..... ROWAN,       ROBERT MOORE, ..... ROWAN,

·      *HON. DANIEL NEWNAN, ..... SALISBURY,

1797.

[Graduates]

·      *JOHN L. HENDERSON, ..... SALISBURY,

·      *ROBERT LOCKE, ..... ROWAN,                              *JOHN PHIFER, ..... CABARRUS,            

 [Non-Graduates]

1798.

[Graduates]

·      *WILLIE W. JONES, ..... HALIFAX.

[Non-Graduates]

·      *JAMES S. GILLASPIE, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the University of North Carolina, ..... ----

·      *JOHN KING, ..... ----

1799.

[Graduates].

[Non-Graduates]

·      HON. THOMAS H. HALL, ..... EDGECOMBE,            *MOSES A. LOCKE, ..... SALISBURY,

·      *ROBERT MITCHELL, ..... CASWELL,

1800.

[Graduates]

·      *JAMES SNEED, M. D. ..... GRANVILLE.

[Non-Graduates]

·      SAMUEL G. HOPKINS, ..... KENTUCKY, *NATHANIEL HUNT, ..... FRANKLIN.

1801.

[Graduates]

·      *MATTHEW TROY, ..... SALISBURY.

[Non-Graduates]

1802.

[Graduates]

·      HON. JOHN R. DONNELL, Judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina, ..... NEWBERN,

 [Non-Graduates]

1803.

[Graduates]

 [Non-Graduates]

·      JOHN SWANN, ..... WILMINGTON,

1804.

[Graduates]

 [Non-Graduates]

·      *JOHN ELLIS, ..... ROWAN,                                     *WILLIAM HILL, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      *RANSOM HINTON, M. D. ..... WAKE,                     

·      JOHN D. JONES, Speaker of the House of Commons of North Carolina, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      *JOHN OWEN, Governor of North Carolina, ..... BLADEN,

1805.

[Graduates]

·      WILLIAM J. COWAN, ..... WILMINGTON,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      FREDERICK J. HILL, M. D. ..... WILMINGTON,           *WILLIAM PEGUES, ..... CABARRUS,

·      *JOHN F. PHIFER, ..... CABARRUS,                         *HORACE B. SATTERWHITE, M. D. ..... SALISBURY,

·      SAMUEL SPENCER, ..... ANSON,

1806.

[Graduates]

·      *HON, JOHN GILES, ..... SALISBURY,

[Non-Graduates]

·      *FREDERICK JONES, ..... WILMINGTON, *GABRIEL L. STEWART, ..... PLYMOUTH.

1807.

[Graduates]

·      *JOHN B. MEBANE, ..... CHATHAM,        WILLIAM J. POLK, M. D. ..... RALEIGH.

[Non-Graduates]

·      EDWARD D. JONES, ..... SOUTH CAROLINA,

1808.

[Graduates]

 [Non-Graduates]

·      JOHN J. ALSTON, ..... CHATHAM,                          JAMES LEGRAND, ..... MONTGOMERY,

·      *FREDERICK D. SWANN, ..... WILMINGTON,            *WILEY YARBOROUGH, ..... SALISBURY.

1809.

        [No Graduates this year.]

[Non-Graduates]

·      JOHN W. ALSTON, ..... SOUTH CAROLINA,

·      EZEKIEL HALL, M. D. ..... WILMINGTON,

·      HON. ROMULUS M. SAUNDERS, Judge of Superior Court of North Carolina, and Minister to Spain, ..... RALEIGH,

1810.

[Graduates]

 [Non-Graduates]

·      *ALFRED ALSTON, ..... WARREN,                          *THOMAS HILL, ..... ROCKINGHAM,

·      *LEWIS TAYLOR, ..... GRANVILLE,

1811.

[Graduates]

·      *JOHN HILL, M. D. ..... WILMINGTON,  *** *** ***

1813.

[Graduates]

·      *HON, JAMES GRAHAM, ..... LINCOLN, *GEORGE F. GRAHAM, M. D. ..... LINCOLN,

·      *JAMES McCLUNG, ..... TENNESSEE,                      STOKELY D. MITCHELL, ..... TENNESSEE,

·      REV. JAMES MORRISON, ..... MECKLENBURG,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      HON DAVID F. CALDWELL, Speaker of Senate, and Judge of Supreme Court of North Carolina, ..... IREDELL,

·      *HUTCHINS G. MITCHELL, ..... GRANVILLE,            SAMUEL B. ROBINSON, ..... CABARRUS,

·      JOHN G. A. WILLIAMSON, Charge d'Affaires to Venezuela, ..... PERSON,

1814.

[Graduates]

·      WILLIAM J. ALEXANDER, Speaker of the House of Commons, ..... MECKLENBURG,

·      ROBERT HALL, ..... IREDELL, HAMILTON C. JONES, ..... SALISBURY,

·      REV. ROBERT KING, ..... IREDELL,           [Non-Graduates]

1815.

[Non-Graduates]

·      *ALFRED M. SLADE, Consul to Buenos Ayers, ..... MARTIN                  WILLIAM B. WOOD, ..... ----

1816.

[Graduates]

·      HENRY JONES, ..... WARREN,

·      *REV. ELAM MORRISON, ..... MECKLENBURG,

·      REV. ROBERT H. MORRISON, D. D., President of Davidson College, ..... CABARRUS,

·      *HON. JAMES KNOX POLK. LL. D., Governor of Tennessee, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and President of the United States, ..... TENNESSEE,

 [Non-Graduates]

1817.

[Graduates]

·      DAVID T. CALDWELL, M. D. ..... MECKLENBURG,                  REV. WILLIAM A. HALL, ..... IREDELL,

·      JOHN C. TAYLOR, ..... GRANVILLE,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      ROBERT B. JONES, ..... VIRGINIA,                          RICHARD S. JONES, ..... VIRGINIA,

·      GEORGR TUCKER, ..... VIRGINIA,

1818. [Graduates]

·      *RICHARD ALLISON, ..... IREDELL,                          REV. JAMES G. HALL, ..... CURRITUCK,

·      NATHANIEL W. HARRIS, ..... SALISBURY,             , THOMAS HILL, ..... WILMINGTON,                        

·      JAMES HOGAN, ..... RANDOLPH,                           SAMUEL KERR, M. D ...... SALISBURY,

·      *WILLIAM T. MEBANE, ..... ORANGE,                      HON. ANDERSON MITCHELL, ..... WILKES,

·      JAMES TAYLOR, ..... GRANVILLE,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      *PHILIP H. THOMAS, M. D. ..... MILTON,

1819.

[Graduates]

·      *ROBERT H. COWAN, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      *WASHINGTON MORRISON, ..... CABARRUS,

·      *SAMUEL STEWART, ..... CHATHAM,                     REV. ALEXANDER E. WILSON, D. D., Missionary to China, ..... CABARRUS,                                                       ROBERT P. WILLIAMSON, ..... ROXBOROUGH.

[Non-Graduates]

·      JOSEPH P. CALDWELL, ..... NEW YORK,                WILLIAM COWAN, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      FREEMAN MEBANE, ..... ORAnGE,                      1820.[Graduates]   GEORGE F. DAVIDSON, ..... IREDELL, *THOMAS GRAHAM, ..... CUMBERLAND,      WILLIAM A. HALL, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      HON RICHMOND M. PEARSON, Judge of Superior and Supreme Courts of North Carolina, ..... ROWAN,

·      WILLIAM H. THOMPSON, M. D. ..... CHAPEL HILL,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      JOHN TAYLOR, ..... GRANVILLE.

1821.[Graduates]

·      HON. WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, LL. D., U. S. Senator, Gov. of North Carolina, and Secretary of the Navy, ..... LINCOLN,

[Non-Graduates]

·      RIGHT REV. LEONIDAS POLK, Bishop of Arkansas and Louisiana, ..... RALEIGH,

·      WARREN THOMAS, ..... MILTON,            *GEORGE W. THOMPSON, M. D. ..... CHAPEL HILL,

1822.[Graduates]

·      BENJAMIN H. ALSTON, M. D. ..... EDENTON,

·      REV. ROBERT HALL, ..... IREDELL,

[Non-Graduates]

1823.

[Graduates]

·      WASHINGTON DONNELL, M. D. ..... GUILFORD,

·      *MILO A. GILES, M. D. ..... SALISBURY,

·      *JAMES A. KING, ..... IREDELL,

·      JAMES MARTIN, ..... ALABAMA,

·      REV. JAMES E. MORRISON, ..... CABARRUS,

·      COLUMBUS MORRISON, M. D. ..... MECKLENBURG.

Non-Graduates]

·      MATTHEW B. LOCKE, ..... SALISBURY,                 *FRANKLIN E. POLK, ..... TENNESSEE,

·      RUSSELL M. WILLIAMSON, ..... TENNESSEE,

1824.[Graduates]

·      Rev. ABSALOM K. BARR, ..... ROWAN County

·      LEWIS THOMPSON, ..... BERTIE,  [Non-Graduates]  JOSEPH S. JONES, ..... WARREN,

1825.[Graduates]

·      THOMAS P. HALL, ..... IREDELL,

·      ALEXANDER A. MEBANE, ..... ORANGE,

·      JOHN R. WILLIAMSON, ..... LINCOLN,  [Non-Graduates] THOMAS W. BELT, ..... IREDELL, ARCHIBALD C. HOUSTON, ..... CABARRUS, *JOHN JONES, ..... SALISBURY, JOHN H. JONES, ..... RALEIGH,

1826.[Graduates]

·      REV. PHILIP W. ALSTON, ..... EDENTON,

·      BURTON CRAIGE, ..... ROWAN,

·      REV. JAMES D. HALL, ..... IREDELL,

·      JAMES E. KERR, ..... ROWAN   --  A Kerr married a Huie woman at some point.

 [Non-Graduates]JOHN N. HALL, ..... IREDELL,

1827.[Graduates]

·      RICHARD K. HILL, ..... IREDELL,             J. DEBERNIERE HOOPER, Professor of Latin Language, University of North Carolina, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      GILES MEBANE, ..... ORANGE,

 [Non-Graduates]FREDERICK C. HILL, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      *JAMES A. VAUGHAN, ..... RICHMOND,                 NOAH THOMPSON, ..... BERTIE,

 

1828.[Graduates] [Non-Graduates]WILLIAM M. LOCKE, ..... SALISBURY,

·      WHITMELL H. PUGH, ..... BERTIE,

1829.[  Graduates]  WILLIAM W. CRENSHAW, M. D. ..... WAKE,

·      EDMUND W. JONES, ..... WILKES, PROTHEUS E. A. JONES, ..... GRANVILLE,

·      RUFUS M. ROSEBROUGH, ..... IREDELL,   THOMAS C. JONES, ..... WAKE,

1830.[Graduates], *HARRISON W. COVINGTON, ..... RICHMOND,

·      REV. DANIEL G. DOAK, ..... GUILFORD, [Non-Graduates]VALENTINE M. JONES, ..... CHATHAM, LEWIS W. THOMPSON, ..... BERTIE, WILLIAM H. R. WOOD, ..... ALABAMA.

1831.[Graduates]REV. WILLIAM N. MEBANE, ..... GREENSBOROUGH,

·      ADDI E. D. THOM, ..... GUILFORD,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      *ALEXANDER W. HOGAN, ..... RANDOLPH,                           JOHNSTON B. JONES, M. D. ..... PITTSBOROUGH,

·      FREDERICK W. SWANN, ..... WILMINGTON,   --  [a Swann m. a Huie person]

1832.[Graduates]

·      REV. THOMAS JONES, ..... VIRGINIA,                     *REV. JOHN C. THOMPSON, ..... MARYLAND.

[Non-Graduates]*                                    OHN T. JONES, ..... WILKES,

·      GEORGE W. JONES, ..... GRANVILLE, ROBERT B. WATT, ..... ROCKINGHAM.

1833.[Graduates]

·      LEONARD H. TAYLOR, M. D. ..... OXFORD.

[Non-Graduates]

·      REV. WILLIAM BARRINGER, ..... CABARRUS,

·      *ALEXANDER D. SWANN, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      BENJAMIN F. WOOD, ..... ALABAMA.

1834.[Graduates]

 [Non-Graduates]

·      *REV. DAVID DICKIE, ..... ORANGE, ,

·      ELIAS HALL, ..... IREDELL,

·      WILLIAM P. WATT, ..... ROCKINGHAM,

1835.

[Graduates]

·        ___________        HEADEN .... CHATHAM,                          ALPHEUS JONES, ..... WAKE,

·      REV. COLIN SHAW, ..... FAYETTEVILLE.

[Non-Graduates]

·      WILLIAM S. HARRIS, ..... CABARRUS,                    ISAAC B. HEADEN, ..... CHATHAM,

·      REV. JOHN C. RANKIN, Missionary to India, ..... GUILFORD,

 

1836.

[Graduates]

·      CHARLES C. GRAHAM, ..... LINCOLN,

·      [Non-Graduates]  EDWIN G. THOMPSON, ..... ORANGE,             WILLIAM P. WATT, ..... ROCKINGHAM.

1837.[Graduates]

·      ARCHIBALD H. CALDWELL, ..... SALISBURY,                        *NATHANIEL JONES, ..... WAKE,

·      JAMES F. TAYLOR, ..... RALEIGH,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      SAMUEL HALL, ..... WILMINGTON,                          WILLIAM H. HILL, M. D. ..... WILMINGTON,

·      ALSTON A. JONES, ..... WAKE,                              JOHN R. WILSON, ..... VIRGINIA.

1838.[Graduates]  RUFUS BARRINGER, ..... CABARRUS,

·      JAMES A. CALDWELL, ..... BURKE,   THOMAS J. MORRISEY, ..... SAMPSON

·      HORATIO M. POLK, ..... TENNESSEE,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      HENRY C. LOGAN, ..... VIRGINIA,                           *ALBERT Y. McADOO, M. D. ..... GUILFORD,

·      HENRY A. SYDNOR, ..... VIRGINIA,

1839.[Graduates]

·      WILLIAM D. COWAN, M. D. ..... WILMINGTON,                        RICHARD B. HILL, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      JAMES P. IRWIN, ..... CHARLOTTE,

 [Non-Graduates]                        RUFUS H. JONES, ..... WAKE

1840.Graduates

·      JOHN COWAN, ..... WILMINGTON,                           ROBERT H. COWAN, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      HENRY W. GRAHAM, M. D. ..... LINCOLN,                              JOSEPH M. GRAHAM, ..... LINCOLN, ,

·      ADOLPHUS G. JONES, ..... WAKE,                                         *EDWARD B. LEWIS, ..... CHAPEL HILL,

·      WALTER L. STEELE, ..... RICHMOND,                                      RICHARD DON WILSON, ..... CASWELL.

 [Non-Graduates]

·      JOHN R. THOMPSON, M. D. ..... RALEIGH,                              RUFUS L. WATT, ..... ROCKINGHAM.

1841.

[Graduates]

·      REV. THOMAS F. DAVIS, ..... SALISBURY,

·      LEONIDAS TAYLOR, M. D. ..... OXFORD,

·      THOMAS H. TURNER, M. D. ..... HILLSBOROUGH,

·      JOHN L. WILLIAMSON, ..... CASWELL.

[Non-Graduates]

·      RICHARD M. ALLISON, ..... IREDELL,

·      JAMES M. McCORKLE, ..... WADESBOROUGH,

·      PHILIP A. TAYLOR, ..... TENNESSEE,

1842.  [Graduates]

·      ALEXANDER F. BREVARD, ..... LINCOLNTON

WILLIAM F. MEBANE, ..... GREENSBOROUGH,                   REV. S. A. STANFIELD, ..... VIRGINIA

 [Non-Graduates]

·      LEWIS F. CARR, ..... SAMPSON,

·      SETH B. JONES, ..... WAKE,

·      JOHN W. LEWIS, ..... CHAPEL HILL,

·      JOSEPH G. TURNER, ..... HILLSBOROUGH,

1843.  [Graduates]

·      SAMUEL J. ERWIN, ..... LINCOLNTON,

·      ELI W. HALL, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      JOSEPH J. W. TUCKER, M. D. ..... RALEIGH,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      DANIEL SHAW, ..... MONTGOMERY,

·      GEORGE W. THOMPSON, ..... PITTSBOROUGH,

1844.  [Graduates]

·      RICHARD A. CALDWELL, ..... SALISBURY,

·      JAMES W. HICKS, M. D. ..... GRANVILLE,

·      PETER McEACHIN, ..... RICHMOND,

·      RUFUS E. S. TUCKER, ..... RALEIGH.

[Non-Graduates]

·      JAMES M. LEWIS, ..... CHAPEL HILL,

·      CHARLES McEACHIN, M. D. ..... RICHMOND,

·      WILLIAM R. MILLER, M. D. ..... RALEIGH,

·      BENJAMIN F. MEBANE, M. D. ..... ORANGE,

1845. [Graduates]

·      EPHRAIM J. BREVARD, ..... LINCOLN,   --  Margaret Brevard m. Jacob Thomas and produced sons who fought in the Revolutionary War in North Carolina:  John Henry James and William (William Thomas m. Elizabeth Purviance and begot Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle). Any connection?


 

 

 

 

·      JACOB N. MONTGOMERY, ..... Caswell.  [Any connection to “Nancy” Agness Montgomery, Mrs. Alexander McCorkle?)

·      JOHN WILSON, M. D. ..... MILTON.

[Non-Graduates]

·      LEONIDAS G. BROWN, ..... ROWAN,

·      JOHN A. MEBANE, United States Army, ..... GREENSBOROUGH,

·      T. W. STEELE, ..... RICHMOND,

1846.

[Graduates]

·      JULIUS A. CALDWELL, ..... SALISBURY,

·      PETER M. HALE, ..... FAYETTEVILLE,

·      THOMAS J. ROBINSON, ..... FAYETTEVILLE,

·      ROBERT W. WILSON, ..... HILLSBOROUGH,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      JAMES F. GRAHAM, ..... CATAWBA, ,

1847.[Graduates]

·      JOHN T. BANKS, ..... GEORGIA,

·      WASHINGTON C. KERR, ..... GUILFORD,

 [Non-Graduates]

·      JOSEPH L. H. ALEXANDER, ..... MECKLENBURG

1848.[Graduates]  … … … …  [Non-Graduates]

·      RICHARD H. LEWIS, ..... CHAPEL HILL,

·      SAMUEL B. MORISEY, ..... SAMPSON,

·      JOHN A. TURRENTINE, ..... HILLSBOROUGH,

1849.[Graduates]

·      JAMES F. BELL, ..... STATESVILLE,

·      THOMAS G. HALL, ..... CUMBERLAND, 

·      JOHN W. LEWIS, ..... HALIFAX,                               ANGUS D. MORRISON, ..... RICHMOND,

·      JOHN M. MORRISON, ..... RICHMOND,

·      JAMES M. SPENCER, ..... ALABAMA,                     WILLIAM M. SPENCER, ..... ALABAMA,

·      JOHN T. TAYLOR, ..... GRANVILLE,                       THOMAS L. WILLIAMSON, ..... CASWELL,

1850.[Graduates]

·      DAVID S. COWAN, ..... WILMINGTON,                    E. HAYNE DAVIS, ..... IREDELL,

·      ALBERT K. GRAHAM, ..... TENNESSEE, JOHN H. HILL, JUN. ..... BRUNSWICK,

·      WILLIAM H. MILLER, ..... VIRGINIA,                         RUFUS SCOTT, ..... GREENSBOROUGH,

·      WILLIAM L. SCOTT, ..... GUILFORD,


 

 

 

 

·      ROBERT M. SLOAN, ..... GREENSBOROUGH,

·      JOHN D. TAYLOR, ..... WILMINGTON,   WILLIAM H. THOMSON, ..... SAMPSON,     WELDON E. WILLIAMSON, ..... CASWELL,

·      JAMES W. WILSON, ..... HILLSBOROUGH.

1851.[Graduates] WILLIAM E. ANDERSON, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      JAMES W. EWING, ..... MONTGOMERY,   HERBERT GREGORY, ..... GRANVILLE,

·      ALEXANDER M. HOGAN, ..... CHAPEL HILL,   JOHN R. HOGAN, ..... CHAPEL HILL,

·      JOSEPH P. JONES, ..... ANSON,   J. A. MONTGOMERY, ..... LEXINGTON,

TRANSIENT MEMBERS OF THE DIALECTIC SOCIETY.

1795.

·      *GEN. WILLIAM RICHARDSON DAVIE, LL. D., Governor of North Carolina, and Minister to France, ..... HALIFAX,

·      *HON. ARCHIBALD HENDERSON, ..... SALISBURY,

·      *REV. DAVID KERR, Professor of Languages in University of North Carolina, ..... IRELAND.

1798.

·      *GEN. JAMES GRANT, ..... TENNESSEE,

·      *JOHN HAY, ..... FAYETTEVILLE,

·      BARTON SLOANE, ..... ---- Elizabeth Sloan m. Andrew Morrison and was the mother of Mrs. Robert Mccorkle (Margaret Morrison McCorkle, Robert’s 2nd wife).

1799.

HON. DUNCAN CAMERON, Judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina, ..... ORANGE,

1800.

·      *THOMAS SCOTT, ..... HILLSBOROUGH,

1802.

·      LEMUEL TAYLOR, ..... ----

1803.

·      *PLEASANT HENDERSON, ..... CHAPEL HILL,

·      *EDWARD JONES, Solicitor General, ..... CHATHAM.

*** *** *** *** ** *DANIEL BOON, ..... JOHNSTON,  *GEN. CALVIN JONES, M. D. ..... RALEIGH,

1814.

 *REV. JAMES HALL, D. D. ..... IREDELL

JOHN MORRISON, ..... CABARRUS,

*JOHN SCOTT, ..... HILLSBOROUGH,

EDWIN TAYLOR, ..... CONNECTICUT.

1815.

·      JOHN P. ERWIN, ..... TENNESSEE,

·      REV. SAMUEL L. GRAHAM, D. D., Professor of Hebrew, &c., Union Seminary, ..... GRANVILLE,

·      JOHN A. MEBANE, ..... ORANGE,

1816.

*REV. SAMUEL C. CALDWELL, A. M. ..... MECKLENBURG,

·      HON. WILLIAM DAVIDSON, ..... MECKLENBURG,

·      *JOHN R. JONES, ..... WAKE,

·      *THOMAS W. SCOTT, ..... RALEIGH,

·      *REV. JOHN M. WILSON, D. D. ..... MECKLENBURG,


1817.

·      *THOMAS G. SCOTT, ..... VIRGINIA,

·      GEORGE TUCKER, Professor of Moral Philosophy University of Virginia, ..... VIRGINIA,

1818.

·      JAMES MORRISON, ..... CABARRUS,

·      TIGNAL J. STEWART, ..... MISSISSIPPI,

1819.

·      *JOHN COWAN, ..... WILMINGTON,

·      JAMES MEBANE, ..... ORANGE, 

·      ANDREW SCOTT, ..... FAYETTEVILLE,

·      ALBERT TORRENCE, ..... SALISBURY.

1820.

1821.

·      ALEXANDER W. MEBANE, ..... ORANGE,

·      SAMUEL ROBINSON, ..... ----

·      WILLIAM A. TURNER, M. D. ..... PLYMOUTH,

1823.

·      THOMAS HICKS, ..... HILLSBOROUGH,

·      P. H. HUIE, ..... SALISBURY,

·      JAMES KERR, ..... GUILFORD,

1824.

·      WILLIAM BARR, ..... ROWAN,

·      WILLIAM M. McCONNAUGHY, ..... MECKLENBURG,

·      SAMUEL W. WILLIAMSON, ..... NORTHAMPTON,

1825.

·      *GEN. GEORGE L. DAVIDSON, ..... IREDELL,

·      *GEN. EDMUND JONES, ..... WILKES,

·      WILLIAM B. LOCKE, ..... ALABAMA,

·      *HENRY M. MILLER, ..... RALEIGH,

·      * BENJAMIN L. TAYLOR, ..... ----

·      JAMES TAYLOR, JUN, ..... ----

·      REV. ALEXANDER WILSON, D. D., President of Caldwell Institute, ..... GRANVILLE,

·      THOMAS W. WILSON, ..... WILKES,

1826.

1827.

·      ROBERT WILLIAMSON, ..... LINCOLN,

·      THOMAS WILLIAMSON, ..... LINCOLN,

·      *JOSEPH WILSON, ..... MECKLENBURG,

1828.

ROBERT H. JONES, ..... WARREN,

1829.

·      *HENRY GILES, ..... ROWAN,

·      WILLIAM ALEXANDER GRAHAM, M. D. ..... OXFORD,

·      THOMAS C. JONES, ..... WAKE,

1830.

·      WILLIAM C. ERWIN, ..... BURKE,

·      JAMES P. HENDERSON, President of Texas, ..... LINCOLN,

·      ASHBEL SMITH, M. D., Minister to France, ..... SALISBURY.

1831.

·      A. B. HOUSTON, ..... IREDELL,

1832.

·      *COL. MICHAEL HOKE, ..... LINCOLN,

·      WILLIAM M. HOUSTON, ..... GUILFORD,

·      L. G. JONES, M. D. ..... WILKES,

·      *SAMUEL KING, ..... IREDELL,

·      *MARCUS W. REINHARDT, ..... LINCOLN,

·      ALFRED M. WATT, ..... ROCKINGHAM,

1833.

·      ELIAS HALL, ..... ----

·      ALGERNON S. JONES, ..... WAKE,

·      SILAS C. LINDSLEY, Professor of Languages in Caldwell Institute, ..... GREENSBOROUGH,

·      G. A. MILLER, ..... ROWAN,

·      A. M. MITCHELL, ..... ----

·      REV. HENRY N. PHARR, ..... CABARRUS,

·      WILLIAM R. SCOTT, ..... ROCKINGHAM,

·      JOSEPH H. WILSON, ..... MECKLENBURG,

1834.

·      JAMES T. HICKS, ..... VIRGINIA,

·      JOSEPH T. HICKS, ..... GRANVILLE,

·      W. MILLER, ..... ----

1835.  ARTHUR K. TAYLOR, ..... GRANVILLE,

1836.

·      JOHN SWANN, ..... PITTSBOROUGH,

·      *CHARLES THOMAS, ..... VERMONT.

1837.

·      JOHN HEADEN, ..... CHATHAM,

·      REV. JACOB D. MITCHELL, ..... VIRGINIA,

·      JAMES F. WATT, ..... ROCKINGHAM,

1838.

·      CHARLES C. McCRIMMON, ..... MOORE,

·      *JOHN A. D. McNEILL, ..... MOORE,

·      HENRY MORDECAI, ..... RALEIGH,

·      JOHN MORRISON, ..... MOORE,

·      LEWIS SMITH, ..... ----

1839.

·      JOHN M. ANDERSON, ..... SOUTH CAROLINA,

1840.

·      GEN. DANIEL L. CRENSHAW, ..... WAKE,

·      LEMUEL H. MEBANE, ..... ORANGE,

1841.

·      ARCHIBALD TAYLOR, ..... GRANVILLE,

1842.

·      JOHN M. CREENSHAW, ..... WAKE,

·      WILLIS LEWIS, M. D. ..... OXFORD,

·      ROBERT J. STEELE, M. D. ..... RICHMOND,

·      J. A. YOUNG, ..... STATESVILLE.

1843.

·      REV. J. M. H. ADAMS, ..... IREDELL,

·       

·      S. MAILIN, ..... ROWAN,

·      THOMAS A. MITCHELL, ..... HILLSBOROUGH,

·      REV. E. D. MONTGOMERY, ..... VIRGINIA,

·      HON. WILLIAM D. WILLIAMSON, ..... MAINE.

·      1846

·      E. M. HALL, ..... MARYLAND,

·     

·      J. C. HOLMES, ..... CLINTON,

·      WILLIAM N. TAYLOR, ..... FLORIDA.

1846.     W. B. SHATLOCK, ..... NEW HAMPSHIRE,

·      W. H. H. TUCKER, ..... RALEIGH.

1847.GEORGE WILLIAMSON, ..... CASWELL, 1848.GEORGE WILLIAMSON, JUN. ..... CASWELL, 1849.REV. ROBERT B. DRANE, D. D. ..... WILMINGTON, 1850.JOHN McN. SHAW, ..... TENNESSEE, JOHN D. SMITH, ..... CUMBERLAND,

·      WILLIAMSON WHITEHEAD, ..... FAYETTEVILLE,

·      1851. Errors NOTICE. on page 20, A. K. Barr, should read, Rev. A. K. Barr. … 

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9. Agnes MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: F Birth/Christening: 1844 , , Rowan, North Carolina

 

10. Agnes "Nancy" MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: F Birth/Christening: 9 Feb 1760 <, Rowan, Nc>

 

11. Agnes "Nancy" MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: F Birth/Christening: 1782 <, Lancaster, Pa>

 

14. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 1741 , Iredell, , North Carolina

 

15. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: < 1775 <, Of Rockbridge, Va>

 

16. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: Abt 1725 , Ulster, Ireland

 

17. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: Abt 1660 , , Scot

 

18. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 1722 , , Scotland

 

19. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 9 Nov 1782 , Rockbridge, Va

 

20. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: < 1696 <, , , Scotland>

 

21. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: < 1794 <, , Virginia>

 

22. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 1793 Staunton, Augusta Co., Va.

 

23. Alexander MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: Abt 1700 , Of Rowan, Nc

 

24. Alexander G MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: 1721/1722 , , , Scotland

 

25. Alexander Gillespie MCCORKLE - Ancestral File
Gender: M Birth/Christening: < 1784 <, Lancaster, Pa>

 

54. ALEXANDER MCCORKLE - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Male Birth: About 1660 Misc, , , Scotland

 

 

55. Alexander McCorkle - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Male Birth: 1665 , , Scotland

56. Alexander McCorkle - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Male Birth: 1722 , , Scotland

59. ALEXANDER MCCORKLE - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Male Birth: About 1725 Of, , , Ireland

60. Alexander McCorkle - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Male Birth: About 1725 , Ulster Province, Ireland

61. Alexander McCorkle - International Genealogical Index / BI
Gender: Male Birth: 1725 Ulster, , Armagh, Ireland

 


 

 

Former Chapter Six  More McCorkle Miscellany

 

Some early Sumner County, Tennessee, Marriage Records:  Robert McCorkle married Lizzie Blythe in Sumner County, Tennessee (Middle Tennessee).  -- Robert McCorkle’s two wives were (1) Elizabeth Blythe; and (2) Margaret “Peggy” Morrison.

Robert McCorkle appears in Presbyterian church congregations in Middle Tennessee and Bourbon County, Kentucky, I think; but I must check this further.

Maxy, Eliza  married McCorckleGeorge.  Marriage Date 7 September 1832.  Witness to marriage:  Twopence, William.

--  I would bet this is Eliza or Elizabeth Maxwell.

 

Maxwell, Peggy, m. Morgan, Joseph --  I’m trying to find the “Jane Maxwell” after whom Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle (Mrs. Edwin Alexander McCorkle) was undoubtedly named. Married: 20 September 1793.  Witness:  Morgan, Jeremiah.

 

McCorckle, William, m. [2nd wife, the first wife being ‘Peggy’ Margaret Blythe]: Martha King (Purviance), the widow of the John Purviance, Jr., who was scalped in Sumner County, Tenn., causing the Purviance family to move up to Bourbon County, Kentucky, near or in Paris, Ky.  That’s why John Jr.’s brother [Church] “Elder” David  Purviance was at the Cane Ridge Meeting House outside Paris, near Lexington, Kentucky, and helped form the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ/Church of Christ. Some remained up in Ky.; others moved back down to Middle Tennessee.  The John Purviance, Jr., who was scalped in 1792 was a son of Revolutionary War Colonel John Purviance [Senior] and wife Mary Jane Wasson (Purviance).  --  I believe John Sr. & Mary Jane Wasson Purviance are buried in Middle Tennessee, but do not know where, except for the one clue (mentioned elsewhere) about a Mr. Maxwell’s being buried next to a “Mr. Pevines” in a Brown Cemetery. (1) in what used to be Giles County? (2) in Shiloh Presbyterian Church "King Cemetery" near Gallatin? (3) possibly when John Purviance was up in Preble Co., Ohio, at New Paris, when visiting his preacher son?

            The name “Purvaiance” (French) or “Purviance” (anglicized) was usually misspelled, as the following entry shows about the widow of John Purviance who was scalped by hostile indigenous peoples:

Purvoiner, Martha [Mattie King PURVIANCE]  Witness:  ______King; bride was née Martha King.  Martha King (Purviance) married William McCorkle, whose 1st wife was Margaret “PeggyBlythe.  And William’s 3rd wife was Jennie Graham (immediately below).

William McCorckle  [a brother to our Robert; this brother William McCorkle married 2nd Martha King, the widow of John Purviance, Jr., who had been scalped by hostile Indians in Sumner County, Tennessee (Middle Tennessee).]  William McCorkle married Graham, Jenny as his 3rd wife.  Let me see if I can rise to the challenge of naming here the 3 wives I know of William McCorklePeggy Blythe (McCorkle); Martha King (Purviance) (McCorkle); and Jenny Graham (McCorkle).]  William McCorkle’s niece, Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roache, wrote this: “William McCorkle and his brother  Robert McCorkle moved to Kentucky in troublous times with Indians.  Then moved from there to Sumner County, Tennessee, and lost their wives.” [The wives whom Elmira mentioned would be William’s 2nd wife Mattie King Purviance McCorkle; and Robert’s 1st wife “Lizzie” Elizabeth Blythe McCorkle.].  Elmira also wrote this: “William’s second wife, Mattie King, died on her way home from North Carolina in what was then called wilderness; was buried in a rude grave there.”  [Somewhere else I think I read that Mattie King (Mrs. John Purviance) McCorkle died and is buried in Sumner County, Tennessee.  That may be true, but I’m going with Elmira’s version, and Elmira didn’t say her uncle William’s 2nd wife died in Sumner County, Tennessee.]

McCorkle, Harriet N. :  Marriage to:  Andrew J. Blakemore --  A daughter of our Robert McCorkle’s brother, Samuel Eusebius McCorkle [& wife Margaret Gillespie McCorkle] of Rowan County, NC, was Harriet McCorkle, who married Amzi McGinn.  I wonder if Harriet McGinn had a 1st husband named Andrew J. Blakemore; but this is pure speculation.  If this is not Harriet McCorkle McGinn, and it’s more than likely not, I don’t know who this is. 

Thomas Anderson in Sumner Co., Tenn., m. Elizabeth McCorkle (Anderson) and begot at least four children:

(1)  Elizabeth Anderson (Mrs. J. Mitchell McMurry, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister’s wife). Her husband Mitchell McMurry was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister who long preached in McMinnville but retired to and died (in 1875) in Lebanon, Tennessee. At one point her mother, Elizabeth McCorkle Anderson lived with Elizabeth Anderson McMurry in Lebanon.

(2)  Martha Anderson (Mrs. James T. Leath).  Her husband was an attorney and they moved to Memphis in the Western District.  Martha appears on the 1850 census but not on the 1860 one. The 1850 census lists Martha Anderson Leath as “Martha D.” but our records do not include the “D.”

(3)  Robert Anderson  --perhaps an attorney in Lexington and Durant, Mississippi; but our Dyer-Gibson County McCorkle-Huie records do not reveal this.  An old letter from Robert Anderson’s aunt, Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roach, speculates that Robert Anderson may have removed to Alabama; but Elmira seemed to know in the same letter that Martha Anderson Leath had removed to the Western District of Tennessee; Elmira did not say “Memphis.”

(4)  Julia Anderson--  never married, according to her aunt Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roach.

J.M. McMurry, 1875

Husband of Elizabeth Anderson McMurray, who herself was a daughter of Elizabeth McCorkle & Thomas Anderson. He was “Mitchell” McMurry, spelled without the “a” in McMurray.

Deceased Ministers report: … the following ministers of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church have died

Rev. J. M. B. Roach, Alabama Presbytery, near McLemoresville, Tenn., died September 10, 1868

 

  --  I wonder if this man was kin (much younger than) Dr. Stephen Roach, who married Elmira Sloan McCorkle in 1816 in Middle Tennessee.

Cumberland Presbyterian Ministers:  , J. M. McMurry of the Presbytery of Lebanon, died 1875.

 

Where are William Thomas & Elizabeth Purviance Thomas buried?  William Thomas was born 3 Sept 1765 and married Elizabeth Purviance on 19 May 1791.  I think he died 1 April 1833 in Dyer County, Tennessee.  They were parents of Jane Maxwell Thomas McCorkle, Mrs. Edwin Alexander McCorkle, so her father William Thomas may be buried in the McCorkle Cemetery by her. I just don’t know. Elizabeth Purviance (Thomas) was born 12 May 1765 in Rowan County, NC, and died in Dec. 1849 in, I think, Dyer County, Tennessee.

 

Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roache,

    AVain regrets are bitter food.@ B The Old Set of McCorkle:

  Descendants of the Scots-Irish Immigrants Alexander McCorkle

  and wife Nancy Agness Montgomery McCorkle

 

Tirzah Scott McCorkle [Mrs. Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle] named one son [James Scott McCorkle] after her father, James Scott, who was born in 1777—I’m not sure where; lived in York District, South Carolina; and removed to the Yorkville-Newbern area of Dyer-Gibson, Tennessee, where he died.  James Scott’s wife was Sarah Dickey (Scott), also born in 1777.  [James Ragon—husband of Natalie Cockroft—has convinced me Sarah Dickey’s mother was Sarah Robinson of South Carolina, not a woman in Rowan County, North Carolina, surnamed Purviance as I had thought because Stuart Hoyle Purvines so conjectured.].  James & Sarah Dickey Scott were pioneer settlers in West Tennessee interred in the Old Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery; but I moved their markers in 1984 to the McCorkle Cemetery in Dyer County, to escape the then-disrepair and to lie beside one granddaughter, viz., Sarah Elizabeth Scott Huie “Sade Huie” (1839-1893) and Sade Huie’s husband, Julius M. Huie.  [Sarah E. Scott Huie was a daughter of James Scott [Junior] and Violet B. Roddy.]  Julius M. Huie & Sarah Scott Huie were parents of four children surviving to adulthood:  (1) Julius AdolphusDolph” Huie, father of only one child: Maury Adolphus Huie, 1895-1973; (2) Howard Anderson Huie, 1870-1935, father of my father, Howard EWING Huie (1907-1971); Aunt Bettie Huie Gregory (Mrs. Ed Gregory of Newbern; no issue); and Aunt Phronie Huie Thompson (Sophronia Huie, Mrs. John Will Thompson late in her life; no issue, although John Will Thompson had issue before his marriage to Aunt Phronie Huie).

 

The following was written for Dr. James Scott McCorkle,[102] frequent mayor of Newbern, Tennessee, by his aunt, Mrs. Elmira Sloane McCorkle Roache, of, to name a few places, Rowan County, NC; Stone=s River, Tennesse; Bradley=s Creek, Tenn., AVerdant Plain@ in Dyer County, Tenn.; Gosport and other communities of Indiana; and, by the time of writing this letter, of the town of California, Missouri, where her son Quincy {Robert Quincy Roache} had become president of Moniteau [County] Bank.

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Our ancestors were originally from Scotland but immigrated to Ireland during some national trouble.  From thence they came to America[103] and settled in Pennsylvania where Harrisburg now stands, Lancaster County.  From there my grandfather [Alexander McCorkle] moved to Rowan County, North Carolina.  His wife was Nancy alias Agnes Montgomery. [104]

 

Alexander McCorkle raised ten children B seven sons and three daughters. 

 

Sons B Samuel McCorkle,[105] John McCorkle;  Joseph McCorkle, Alexander McCorkle [Jr.], William McCorkle, Robert McCorkle,[106] James McCorkle.

 

Daughters B Mattie McCorkle Archibald, Elizabeth McCorkle Barr, and Nancy McCorkle Ramsey.  Mattie married William Archibald; Elizabeth married William Barr; and Nancy, Robert Ramsey.

 

 

Samuel [Eusebius McCorkle, Princeton College; Dickinson College: Doctor of Divinity, Presbyterian minister mostly living, and dying, in Rowan County, NC, buried in Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery] married Margaret Gillespie.[107]  John married Katy Barr; Joseph, Peggy Snoddy;  Aleck married Katy Morrison [a sister to Robert McCorkle’s 2nd wife, Margaret Morrison?]; William, Peggy Blythe [a sister to Robert McCorkle’s 1st wife Elizabeth Blythe?]; Robert, Lizzie Blythe [Elizabeth Blythe was Robert’s first wife, and was probably a sister to William McCorkle’s 1st wife Peggy Blythe]; James, Lizzie Hall.

 

The three last [William, Robert, James] lost their wives and married again.  William and James married three times.  William=s second wife, Mattie King, died on her way home from North Carolina in what was then called wilderness; was buried in a rude grave there.   ...

 

William McCorkle and his brother  Robert McCorkle moved to Kentucky in troublous times with Indians.  Then moved from there to Sumner County, Tennessee, and lost their wives.   Robert McCorkle, who was my father,  returned to North Carolina and married [Margaret] Peggy Morrison who was my mother.[108]

 

Robert and Peggy Morrison, my parents,  had seven children:  Rebecca Cowden McCorkle [Thompson], Elmira Sloane McCorkle [Roach], Edwin Archibald McCorkle, Jehiel Morrison McCorkle, Nancy Melinda McCorkle (she was between Edwin and Jehiel), Peggy Pamela McCorkle and Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle.  My father had two children by his first wife:  Alex who died in infancy and Elizabeth McCorkle who was raised by her grandmother Blythe.  She [Elizabeth McCorkle] married Thomas Anderson in Sumner County, Tennessee, and raised four children:  Lizzy Anderson [McMurray], Martha Anderson, Julia Anderson and Robert AndersonLizzy Anderson married Mr. McMurray; Martha, Mr. Leath? [ Leigh? Leith? Keigh?] Julia never married.  She and Martha are dead.  Lizzy Anderson lives at Lebanon, Tennessee, Robert Anderson in Alabama (I think).

 

A part of Rowan County, North Carolina, was stricken off and a new county made called Iredell.[109]  In that my father [Robert McCorkle] settled on the Yadkin River and lived there until  1808 [?]. [110]   He then pulled up stakes and moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee, settled on Stones River, lived there until 1817.  There my sister Rebecca [Cowden McCorkle Thompson] and I both married.[111]

 

That same year [1817] we all moved about 8 miles on to Bradley=s creek and lived there until =27.[112]  There my sister Rebecca [Rebecca Cowden McCorkle Thompson] was left a widow, went home to my father=s and in two short years died leaving two little orphans [Jane Thompson (Williams) and Polly Thompson (Dickey)] who were kindly cared for by their uncles Edwin Alexander McCorkle [and wife Jane Maxwell Thomas] and Robert [Andrew Hope McCorkle and wife Tirzah Scott].

 

It is a great pity we did not have our mother [Margaret “Peggy” Morrison McCorkle] write a history.  She knew so much and could write so well that I feel it a great misfortune that we did not avail ourselves of her knowledge.  It would be an inestimable treasure to her posterity.  Had I been with her in her old days I might have gathered a mine of knowledge that would be invaluable to us all.[113] 

 

We can only regret the lost opportunity, and vain regrets are bitter food.  I think your sister Sarah [McCorkle Algea] has Harriet [McCorkle] McGinn=s[114] family record.  I have it and will send it if she has not.  She knew more about the old set than I do.

 

They were strict Presbyterians, Uncle Samuel[115] a minister, John an elder in the church[116] and member of the Legislature useful and much beloved, died in the prime of life leaving an only son who walked in his father=s steps and enjoyed his honors.  Joseph moved to Ohio at an early day B was a man of ability B but rather eccentric.[117]  Aleck was emotional in character and joined the Methodists.  William, following Barton Stone,[118] set his negroes free and went to preaching.

 

James McCorkle was the last [of the children of Alexander and Nancy Montgomery McCorkle] to pass away.  He died at Frankfort, Boone County, Indiana where some of his children still live.[119]  His youngest son William McCorkle  is a Presbyterian minister.

Mother=s name you know was Morrison.  They were strict Presbyterians and came over the same time my father did and settled in Iredell County, North Carolina.  Grandpa=s name was Andrew Morrison, grandmother=s was Elizabeth Sloane.  Her mother was a sister to grandfather [Alexander] McCorkle.  My father and mother were second cousins.[120]  Grandfather Morrison raised 7 children.

 

/s/ Elmira Sloan Roach

 

J.S. McCorkle

 

The above letter from Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roach to James Scott McCorkle was copied November 26, 1899, by Katie Pearl McCorkle, daughter of John Edwin McCorkle who was a first cousin to Dr. James S. McCorkle. Then a grand-niece of Katie Pearl McCorkle, Iris Rebecca (Becky) Huie (Cornelius) of North Haven, Ct., typed this letter in 2000.  Then footnotes were added in 2003 by Marsha Cope Huie, another grand-niece of Katie Pearl McCorkle (Mrs. Ed Lee Fox) of Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee.

 

I.Alexander McCorkle married Nancy Agness Montgomery [They are buried at Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowan County, N.C.  She predeceased him; he then married Rebecca Brandon (not the mother of his children); and he died in 1800.

 

II.1  Samuel   Eusebius McCorkle, D.D.              m        Margaret Gillespie  educated Princteon College; received Doctor of Divinity degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. --  He was a founder of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

 

II.2  John                    m        Katy Barr

[AJohn an elder in the church[121] and member of the Legislature useful and much beloved, died in the prime of life leaving an only son who walked in his father=s steps and enjoyed his honors.@]

 

II.3.  Joseph              m        Peggy Snoddy                              

[AJoseph moved to Ohio at an early day B was a man of ability B but rather eccentric.@]

 

II.4.  Alexander         m        Katy Morrison

 [AAleck was emotional in character and joined the Methodists@]

 

II.5.  William               m         “Peggy” Margaret Blythe, 1st  BMattie” [Martha?] King, 2nd  and Jennie Graham ---- 3rd wife.   --  I presume this Margaret Peggy Blythe was a sister to the first wife of our Robert McCorkle, immediately below, who m. 1st Elizabeth Blythe (“Lizzie”).

[AWilliam, following Barton Stone, set his negroes free and went to preaching@]

 

*   II.6..  Robert                m        Lizzy Blythe, 1st  B Margaret Peggy Morrison, 2nd.

[Moved to Stone=s River, Tennessee, area, then Dyer County.]

 

      II.6.  James                m         Lizzy Hall, 1st;   

James married 3 times. [AJames was the last to pass away.  He died at Frankfort, Boone County, Indiana, where some of his children still live.  His youngest son William McCorkle is a Presbyterian minister.@]

      II.7.  Mattie                 m        William Archibald

 

      II.8.  Elizabeth                       m        William Barr

 

     II. 9..  Nancy               m        Robert Ramsey  --  See their correspondence in the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, archives ! ! !

 

Now, to our ancestor Robert McCorkle:

 

      2.  Robert McCorkle   m         Lizzie Blythe (his 1st wife)

3.  Alex died in infancy

3.  Elizabeth McCorkle         m        Thomas Anderson.  They married in Sumner County, Tennessee.

     4.  Elizabeth   Anderson             m  Rev. J. Mitchell McMurry; a Cumberland Presbyterian minister who long preached in McMinnville, Tennessee, they retired back to Lebanon, Tennessee.

     4.  Martha Anderson                   m         Leith  --  [Was this James T. Leath, attorney?]  and they removed to Memphis in the newly opened Western District.

                  4.  Julia Anderson,   never married

     4.  Robert Anderson  -- --  may have moved to Alabama  --  [Was he  an attorney who removed to Durant and Lexington, Mississippi?]

 

      2.  Robert McCorkle  m  Margaret Peggy Morrison (his 2nd wife) Each born or at least at one time lived in Rowan/Iredell County, North Carolina. Then moved to the Murfreesboro area; what that Rev. War land grant was lost in a land title dispute, the removed to Dyer County, Tennessee, to claim a land grant substituted in lieu of the lost land.

Children of Robert McCorkle and his 2nd wife Margaret Peggy Morrison McCorkle are listed immediately below:

 

III.1.  Rebecca Cowden McCorkle (Thompson)      m     Gideon  Thompson [left small children upon their early deaths in Middle Tennessee, within 2 years of each other, dying before the McCorkle family removed to West Tennessee; Gideon Thompson predeceased Rebecca.]

 IV.1.  Jane M.  Thompson (Williams)   m     Ben Williams

            IV.2.  Polly (Mary?) Thompson (Dickey)      m     Matthew Dickey

 

III.2.  Elmira Sloane  McCorkle, m  in 1816 in Middle Tenn: Dr. Stephen Roach

     4.  Addison Locke Roache, Sr.                           m     Emily Weddings.  Lawyer then Indiana Supreme Court judge in Indianapolis. Then president of the Indiana lines of the Illinois Central Railroad.

     4.  Robert Quincy Roache               m     Rebecca and then Isabel Sunderland.  Ran a store in Newbern, Tenn., for awhile.  He graduated from the University of Indiana at Bloomington and became president Moniteau [County] Bank, City of California, Missouri.

     4.  Howard Harris Roache              m     Mortally wounded and fell at Shiloh, buried by his uncle RAH McCorkle in Dyer County, Tenn.

     4.  Many other children who did not survive to adulthood

 

             III.3.  Edwin Alexander McCorkle       m     Jane Maxwell Thomas, a daughter of Elizabeth Purviance & William Thomas. Or was his middle name “Archibald?”  Edwin’s paternal aunt was mattie McCorkle (Mrs. William ARCHIBALD).

     4.  Hiram Robert A. McCorkle, Newbern diarist of 19th century, m. Margaret Cowan, mother of all but one of his children, the first being Winfield Purviance McCorkle who moved up to teach school in Eminence, Kentucky, & married Mary King of Eminence;  then Hiram McCorkle m. Janette Menzies, mother of the Ed McCorkle who m. Dona McCutchen.  --  I thought the “A” stood for Alexander but have read that it stood for “Archibald.”  Also, that may be true about HRA’s father Edwin A. McCorkle. I’ve long assumed the “A” stood for “Alexander” but it may stand for “”Archibald.”

     4.  David Purviance McCorkle, moved to Obion County

    4.  John Edwin McCorkle    m (1st) Tennie Scott, (2nd Mary Elizabeth Cotton). Newbern, Tennessee, area.  Tennessee Alice Edwards Scott was a daughter of Willam Scott & Nancy Edwards Wellborn; her father moved to Salisbury/Grand Junction, Tenn., in Hardeman County.  Her father’s –William Scott’s -- parents were James Scott, born 1777, and Sarah Dickey Scott, also born 1777; who moved from York District, SC, to the Yorkville, Tenn., area.  That made Sarah Elisabeth Scott Huie & Tennie Scott McCorkle 1st cousins.

 

    4Finis A. McCorkle, twin to Latina Gregory), Newbern area, m. 1st Josephine Jackson (mother of all but one of his children: viz., Gentry Purviance McCorkle, who moved to California; Homer McCorkle, who moved to Center Point, Texas, then moved to California; Jennie McCorkle who m. Dr. E.E. Carter & moved to Arkansas; ; then 2nd Finis A. McCorkle married Mag Gossum, mother of only one child: Maida McCorkle (Mrs. Howell Montgomery), and Maida had only one child, a daughter Margaret Mongtomer, a librarian who lived in Calif. & never married.

4Anderson Jehiel McCorkle, Newbern area.  AJ’s uncle Robert Andrew Hope McCorkle wrote in 1853 about this nephew, ‘Anderson is an uncommon good man.”   --  Anderson Jehiel McCorkle married Martha E Scott a Scott sister to Sarah Elizabeth Scott (Mrs. Julius M. Huie).  Upon the Scott-McCorkle wife’s death, her brother-in-law Trimble [who had married another Scott sister] lived with Anderson McCorkle; and Anderson raised Bettie Trimble Hundley’s two sons:  Elmo Hundley “Boss” who had one daughter Bettie Hundley, who graduated in chemistry from Duke University circa 1960, moved from Yorkville to Houston where she was a chemist for Shell Oil,  and never married; and Bryan Hundley who m. Ben Anna Spence and lived in Yorkville and  whose children were Janie Hundley Hall (Mrs. Ralph Hall); Buena V. Hundley Sims of Gibson County; and Leah Bryan Hundley (married name not known to me) of Nashville.

4Lizzie McCorkle Reeves, lived Gadsden near Humboldt, Gibson County

4.  “Tina” Margaret Latina McCorkle Gregory (twin to Finis A. McCorkle), Newbern area

4.  “Becky” Rebecca McCorkle Zarecor, Newbern area.   I recently found a Zarecor cemetery in Middle Tenn. (Sumner County), so presume the McCorkles and Zarecors were early on together in Sumner County.

 

           

 

III.4.  Jehiel Morrison McCorkle   m      E S  [Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith].

                        I think that Jehiel sometimes called himself Jem and may even be buried as “Jem McCorkle” in the McCorkle Cemetery east of Newbern, Dyer County, TennesseeJehiel & Betsy McCorkle lost at least three sons in the Civil War:  Locke McCorkle (Battle of Atlanta) & “Clay” Henry Clay McCorkle, Brice’s Crossroads Cemetery, Mississippi. They lost a third son Ed J. McCorkle, I think, but I’m not certain about the 3rd son.

 

             III.5. [Margaret Permelia] “Peggy Pamelia” or Pamela McCorkle (Scott)   [alias Permelia McCorkle]  [alias] Peggy Pamela McCorkle   m  Lemuel Locke Scott.

I think they moved to Nebo, south of Yorkville.  Lemuel Scott was a son of James Scott, born 1777, and wife Sarah Dickey, also born in 1777; James & Sarah Dickey Scott lived at one time in York District, South Carolina, then moved to the Yorkville-Newbern area, where they died and were interred in the Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery (marker preserved since 1984 in McCorkle Cemetery, Dyer County).

 

     III.6. Robert Andrew  Hope McCorkle          m      Tirzah Scott, a daughter of James Scott, born 1777, and wife Sarah Dickey, also born in 1777; James & Sarah Dickey Scott lived at one time in York District, South Carolina, then moved to the Yorkville-Newbern area, where they died and were interred in the Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery (marker preserved by removal in 1984 to the McCorkle Cemetery, Dyer County).  Tirzah was a sister to the Lemuel Scott, immediately above, who married Margaret Permelia McCorkle.

For a time RAH McCorkle joined the Mormon church, but records indicate that he abjured Mormonism. Annie Maude Scott Brown, of Guntown, Miss., then Henderson, Tennessee, a daughter of Horace Scott (who was a son of James Scott & Violet B. Roddy (Scott) ) had possession circa 1990 of Robert A H McCorkle’s Mormon notebooks, which I read.

                The following note is added from Marsha Huie’s memory in September 2003 and should be checked for accuracy against the written records:  Since TIRZAH SCOTT was a daughter of our James Scott, born 1777, living at least for awhile in York District, South Carolina, who married Sarah Dickey, also born 1777:  that makes Tirzah Scott McCorkle a sibling, inter alia, of our “JIMPSE” James Scott who married Viola or Violet B. Roddy and who begot, inter alia, Sarah Elizabeth Scott Huie (“Sade,” Mrs. Julius M. Huie); and Sade’s twin James Allen Scott who m. Jennie Miller & moved to Cleburne, Texas near Fort Worth;  and Allen or Allan or Alan “Tobe” Scott; and Church of Christ minister Thomas Elihu Scott; and Margaret Scott (Mrs. Anderson Jehiel McCorkle).  Did I omit someone here?  --  After all this research, I’m 100% certain that “JIMPSE” James Scott and wife Violet B. Roddy Scott are buried, with infant William Scott, in the old Yorkville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  We should restore their grave markers. Her [Violet B. Roddy Scott, or Viola B. Roddy Scott] name is missing from grave stone, but the dates match exactly.

 

 

David Purviance McCorkle, born 19 May 1830; died 6 May 1884. (Above)  Son of  Edwin Alexander McCorkle & Jane Maxwell Thomas.

Married 1857 (1) NO. HER NAME WAS MARARET SCOTT and she was a sister to Mrs. Julius M. Huie (Sarah Elizabeth “Sade” Scott”   Martha L.? Margaret? Scott, born 15 JULY 1841 & died 15 Dec. 1862;   (2nd) Elizabeth Anne Jackson, who was born 17 Sept 1838 and died 15 Dec. 1915.   One of the old letters typed above says, “David’s Marg. is gone.”

 

Children by 1st wife M. Scott  --Was M. Scott a daughter of Violet or Viola B. Roddy & husband James Scott, Jr., James Scott Jr. being a son of James Scott, born 1777, & wife Sarah Dickey Scott, also born 1777, who removed from York District, SC, to Yorkville, Tennessee, area?

I found the following on www.ancestry.com but am unsure of accuracy.  Aunt Katie Pearl McCorkle Fox’s records, which we have, will accurately list the children of her uncle David Purvianca McCorkle. In the meantime, this is on ancestry.com:

 

H1            Violet Jane McCorkle, born 23 Sept. 1858 in Dyer County, Tennessee;

H2            James William McCorkle, b. 15 September 1859 in Dyer County;

H3            Margaret Viola McCorkle, born May 1862 [Civil War]  --  Did her mother die in childbirth? --  No, she died on 15th December 1862.

 

 

Married (2nd) Elizabeth Anne Jackson, born: 17 Sep 1838 in Obion County, Tennessee; died: 15 Dec 1915 in Obion County, Tennessee.  Married in 1864 [during the Civil War].  – Was Elizabeth Anne Jackson a sister to the 1st Mrs. Finis A. McCorkle? Did brothers marry sisters?

 

H4         Gillum A McCorkle , 15 Jul 1865,  Dyer County, Tennessee    -- David Purviance McCorkle’s brother Hiram R. A. McCorkle named a son Tolbert, also; and D.P.’s brother Finis named a son Gillum, also.

H5            Florence Ellen McCorkle 4 May 1867 Dyer County, Tennessee 

   

H6         David Edwin McCorkle 15 Feb 1870 in Mt Moriah, Obion County, Tennessee

 

H7         John A McCorkle 16 Jan 1872 in Obion County, Tennessee

H8         Tolbert Fanning McCorkle 20 Apr 1874 in Obion Co., Tennessee

H9         Susan Emma McCorkle 30 Nov 1876 in Obion Co., Tennessee

 

Gillespie Excursus 

         Our ancestor, Robert McCorkle of Rowan County, North Carolina, had a brother there named Samuel Eusebius McCorkle. Samuel Eusebius McCorkle married Margaret Gillespie.  (I think she was a widow Gillespie, but must check that.) I note that the following Gillespie people in Rowan County, NC, ended up in many of the same places our Robert McCorkle people did, e.g., Revolutionary War landgrants made in Tennessee on the waters of the Duck River; and residence in Sumner County (Middle Tennessee).
From <thomashm@fidnet.com> 19 July, 1998. From: Larry & Barb Thomas   To: "David W. Morgan"
Subject: Family of Thomas Gillespie
         This Thomas Gillespie, born 1718, died 1796 in Rowan County, NC; his wife was Naomi Thompson. This Thomas Gillespie is buried in our family’s Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, where Samuel Eusebius McCorkle long preached; so I presume he was kin to the wife of Samuel Eusebius McCorkle. He, too, served in the Revolutionary War, as did our ancestor Alexander McCorkle (died 1800, buried Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery). In 1777 (6 August) he was appointed Sessor in Capt. William Armstrong's Company.
         In 1744 he received a land grant from the Earl of Granville for l acreage on Back Creek/Second Creek in Rowan County; and in 1751 received land in Anson County (Second Creek).  A son-in-law was Thomas Allison.--  A grandson, Thomas G. Allison, Jr., inherited (1796) some 166 acres on Duck River [that would be Tennessee].  
         “4.  ISAAC 2 GILLESPIE (THOMAS 1) was born March 28, 1750 in Rowan Co., NC,
and died December 24, 1826 in Williamson Co., TN.  He married MARY ANNE MCGUIRE April 12, 1791 in Rowan Co., NC, daughter of JOHN MCGUIRE and MARY
BRANDON.”  -- Well, our ancestor Alexander McCorkle [father of Robert McCorkle] married as his 2nd wife Rebecca BRANDON. Alexander died in 1800 and is buried at Thyatira beside his 1st wife and mother of his children, Nancy Agness Montgomery McCorkle [also an emigrant from Northern Ireland] and 2nd wife Rebecca Brandon.
         An ISAAC GILLESPIE of this bunch also served in the Revolutionary War in NC and is thought to be buried in Sumner County, Tennessee in the old Ezell graveyard. In 1796 he received 748 acres on the Duck River [Tennessee] from his father. Then he moved to Williamson County, Tennessee --  or was Sumner County subdivided so that part of it became Williamson County?   
 
         Also, a MARY "POLLY" B. GILLESPIE (Reynolds), b. January 26, 1794, Rowan Co., NC; died March 13, 1860, Williamson Co., Tennessee; married REUBEN REYNOLDS, July 22, 1816, Williamson Co., Tennessee. Burial: Steele Cemetery, Flat Creek, Williamson Co., Tennessee-- Well, our McCorkle ancestors were somehow mixed up with a Steele family.
         GEORGE GILLESPIE, SR. (son of Thomas Gillespie) was born July 22, 1751, near Salisbury, Anson County [later Rowan County], NC, and died 1818 in Sumner Co., Tenn. He married (1st) MARY GRAHAM April 18, 1771 in Rowan Co., NC, daughter of RICHARD GRAHAM and AGNES. He married (2nd) MARY on January 01, 1818, in Sumner Co., Tenn. He was in the NC Revolutionary War under Gen. Nathaniel Green; he fought in battle of Guilford Court House and King’s Mountain (SC), as did some of our McCorkle-Purviance-Thomas people. He was buried 1818 in Old Hopewelll Church Cemetery near Gallatin-Bethpage, Sumner County, Tennessee. His wife was buried there in 1815.
         --Well, our Alexander & Nancy Montgomery McCorkle’s son William McCorkle married: 1st Blythe; 2nd Martha King, the widow of John Purviance, Jr.; and 3rd GRAHAM.  It’s clear to me that the movements of some of these Gillespie people paralled those of our McCorkle ancestors.
I do not know if the ff. Thomas Gillespie fits anywhere in the family of the descendants of Samuel Eusebius McCorkle:  “The Rev. Dr. Thomas Gillespie served Princeton Theological Seminary as president and professor of New Testament from 1983-2004. During his presidency, Princeton Seminary established the Center of Theological Inquiry, the Center of Barth Studies, and the Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology. Prior to his ministry at Princeton, Gillespie served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Garden Grove, Calif., from 1954-66 and as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Burlingame, Calif., from 1966-83. He was adjunct professor at San Francisco Theological Seminary from 1972-73 and at Fuller Theological Seminary from 1973-78. He served on the Committee on Theological Education, and presently serves on the General Assembly Council. Gillespie received his B.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School, as well as several honorary doctorates. He is the author of The First Theologians: A Study in Early Christian Prophecy (Eerdmans, 1994).”
[END OF CHAPTER SIX]
 
 

 



[102]  The diary of James S. McCorkle=s wife, Lizzie Obedience Clement or variously Clements, is on the roots-web Internet site for Dyer County, Tennessee.  J.S. McCorkle=s sister was Sarah Algea and I think his father was Jehiel Morrison McCorkle, one of the sons of Robert and Margaret Peggy Morrison McCorkle.  BThese footnotes were added by Marsha Huie in 2003.

[103] Family oral tradition has the date of emigration from Ireland as 1770 and as from Northern Ireland, the Ulster Plantation.

[104]  Alexander McCorkle & wife, the immigrants to the colonies (1st Pennsylvania, then North Carolina), are buried in Thyatira Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowan Co., North Carolina.  A pirate is buried there, too, and oral tradition says one of Napoleon=s menas well. 

[105] Samuel Eusebius McCorkle, Doctor of Divinity, minister of Thyatira Presbyterian Church, near Salisbury-Mooresville, NC., at one time opened a classics school called Zion Parnassus near Thyatira. 

[106]  Robert McCorkle is buried beside his 2nd wife Margaret Peggy Morrison (McCorkle) in the McCorkle Cemetery, Dyer County, Tennessee.  Beside Margaret=s tomb is an almost-destroyed grave marker for a A??? liam Morrison.@ Presumably the name is William Morrison but it might be Gilliam Morrison or something else.  --  It turned out to be William Hays Morrison, whose wife is buried in Bedford County, Tennessee.

[107]  Samuel Eusebius McCorkle=s records exist at Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Rowan Co., NC., where his descendant Paulina McCorkle Neel(e) and husband Locke Neele have erected a small museum

[108]  Someone has erroneously typed Astep mother.@  But Margaret Morrison McCorkle was the mother, not stepmother, of Elmira Sloan McCorkle Roach.

 

 

[110]  This date (1808) is probably misread from Elmira=s original handwriting and erroneous.   

[111]  There, at Stone=s River, near or perhaps in  Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Elmira Sloan McCorkle married Dr. Stephen Roache, whose children surviving well into adulthood (Addison Roache and Quincy Roach) added an Ae@ to the spelling of their surname.  One was a lawyer and the other a banker B Moniteau Bank in Missouri as I recall, probably in the town of California in the state of Missouri.  I think Addison Roache was a lawyer who became a judge and Quincy Roache the banker, but I may have it backwards. 

[112]  1827 must be the year in which Robert McCorkle lost the litigation concerning good-title to the Revolutionary War land grant given his father Alexander for land lying in Rutherford County, Tennessee.  Thereafter the State of North Carolina granted land in the Western District in lieu of the land granted twice in Rutherford County, and Robert McCorkle and wife Margaret Peggy Morrison McCorkle started the trek westward to the newly opened Western District, landing in what became Dyer County, Tennessee.

[113]  Elmira Roach was living in Indiana when her mother died in Dyer County, Tennessee.  Family oral tradition has it that she and Dr. Stephen Roach moved up there for their sons to attend the University of Indiana at Bloomington.

[114]  Harriet McCorkle m. Amzi McGinn.  She and he moved to Cannon or Cannon County, Tennessee.  She was a daughter of Samuel Eusebius McCorkle  & wife Margaret Gillespie McCorkle.  --  Mrs. Blair Huddart or Huddert of Florida corresponded with me in the 1980s, when I was still living in Memphis, about an old quilt mentioned in correspondence of Harriet McGinn.  At that time, descendants in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, owned the old quilt.

[115]  Samuel Eusebius McCorkle, q.v.

[116]  Is John McCorkle on the roll at Thyatira Presbyterian Church as an elder? Is he in the North Carolina legislature=s records?

[117]  Joseph McCorkle

[118]  Barton Stone and David Purviance formed a new frontier Protestant denomination, the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ, at the Cane Ridge Meeting House in Bourbon County, Kentucky. David Purviance signed the last will and testament of the presbytery there, dissolving that particular Presbyterian congregation, and then  moved north to Ohio to spread the new word, while Barton Stone remained in Kentucky and parts southern.  Schism over the use of instrumental music at worship later resulted in formation of the Christian Church on the one hand and the Church of Christ on the other.  Given the human need for unity and salvation, and the legal maxim ADe minimis non curat lex@ [The Law does not concern itself with trifles.], I think the schism was too silly for words, but there you have it.  William McCorkle had at least 3 wives: “Lizzie” Elizabeth Blythe; Martha King, widow of John Purviance, Jr., who was scalped in Middle Tenessee (Sumner County, I suppose); and Jennie Graham.

[119]  This would explain the ADear Brother James@ letter written by Mrs. Robert McCorkle, Margaret Peggy Morrison McCorkle, from AVerdant Plain@ [Churchton], Dyer County, Tennessee, circa 1830, and sent to Indiana.  Probably the addressee was Margaret=s brother-in-law James McCorkle; but the addressee could have been a AJames Morrison@ if she had such a brother.

[120] Actually, Robert McCorkle and his 2nd wife Margaret Peggy Morrison were first cousins once-removed, I think but am not certain. Generationally speaking, Robert McCorkle was a collateral to his wife=s mother [a first cousin], but an ascendant to his wife [the wife Margaret being down a generation], which makes them Aonce-removed.@ If one is a Southerner, one must understand this Aonce-removed@ business.

[121]  Is John McCorkle on the roll at Thyatira Presbyterian Church as an elder? Is he in the North Carolina legislature=s records?