|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1841|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1906|
Margaret "Maggie" Matilda McCormick Steadman is buried in an unmarked grave in Taylor City Cemetery, Taylor Williamson Co TX.
Margaret was born in New York City to James D. McCormick and Ann Prentice.
Margaret had one brother, John Robert McCormick and 3 sisters: Emma Frances, Hester "Hettie" Jane, and Annie Catherine "Kate".
After Ann's death the 5 children were placed with the Pleasant Hills Shakers in Mercer County KY on 6 Feb 1852 by their father who soon sailed on The Brother Jonathon to California where he became sheriff of Placer Co CA. A picture of James hangs in the Sheriff's Department.
James married a second time and had 2 children before this wife also died. He married a 3rd time and had 7 children. This wife out lived James.
John R. had stayed with the Shakers only 4 years leaving in 1856. John R. married Martha Hammond in 1862. On 24 May 1864 John returned to the Sharker Village and left with his 4 sisters who had been with the Shakers 12 years.
It is believed that Emma Frances returned to the Shakers and lived out her life there. Margaret married George U. Steadman 25 Dec 1864 in Jamestown KY. George had lived as a Shaker for 31 years. Hester and Annie married June 3, 1866 at their brother John's home in Arkansas Co Arkansas near De Witt. Hester to John White and Annie to William Rederick "Buck" Hicks.
Hester Jane's only child was born August 1869. In 1873 or 74 the families of John R., Hester, Margaret and Annie left for Texas. Before they arrived Hester died and was "buried somewhere along the way". Annie Catherine and her family would settle in Brazos Co and John R. and his family along with Margaret and her familie would settle in Georgetown. Margaret and her husband would raise George White along with their children. Years later in a letter Lou Anna Steadman wrote said with 3 George's in the house they referred to them as George (her father), Georgie (her brother) and George White (her cousin) in order to keep them straight when talking to someone.
James D. McCormick (1811 - 1892)
George U. Steadman (1833 - 1912)
George Prentice Stedman (1870 - 1894)*
Margaret Matilda McCormick Steadman (1841 - 1906)
Annie Katherine McCormick Hicks (1848 - 1878)*
Ella McCormick Jacobs (1854 - 1898)*
James D. McCormick (1856 - 1883)*
Mary McCormick Kenison (1861 - 1927)*
Emma Frances McCormick Kirby (1866 - 1947)*
Thomas Frances McCormick (1870 - 1898)*
Hettie Agnes McCormick Adams Dunnam (1872 - 1960)*
Evelyn McCormick Reeves (1874 - 1946)*
Taylor City Cemetery
Created by: Betty Lang Walker
Record added: Oct 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98389928
Maggie, thank you for caring for George Prentice White, who is my husband's grandfather. May you rest in Sweet Heavenly Peace ........|
Betty Lang Walker
Added: Oct. 6, 2012