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Maj Francis McCorkle
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Birth: May, 1742, USA
Death: Oct. 19, 1802
North Carolina, USA

Per tombstone:
Member of the Rowan County Committee of
Public Safety 1774-1776

A soldier of the American Revolution who fought at Ramsour's Mill, Kings Mountain,and other battles (and from Eagle Scout Project marker in cemetery)(Battle of Cowpens, Torrence's Tavern and Cowans Ford)

Per Eagle Scout Project marker in McCorkle Cemetery

It also states:
"Catawba County's Revolutionary War Hero"
"During the Battle of Ramsour's Mill, Major McCorkle was rumored to have been killed. He later arrived home alive. When word reached his neighborhood, some of his friends went to his house by night pretending to be Tories coming to kill him. They called him out and when they asked where he stood he replied, "I won't die with a lie in my mouth, for I stand for liberty". Then the visitors made themselves known as his friends and neighbors who had come to celebrate with him the victory he had helped to win."

A Revolutionary War Hero 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Brandon McCorkle (1761 - 1821)*
 
 Children:
  Matthew McCorkle (1769 - 1844)*
  Isabella McCorkle Beatty (1771 - 1842)*
  Jane McCorkle Alexander (1772 - 1834)*
  Alexander McCorkle (1775 - ____)*
  Rebecca McCorkle Milligan (1777 - 1863)*
  Sarah McCorkle Wilkinson (1784 - 1823)*
  Elizabeth McCorkle Sherrill (1785 - 1871)*
  Francis McCorkle (1787 - 1853)*
  Richard McCorkle (1790 - 1823)*
  Thomas L McCorkle (1793 - ____)*
  William Brandon McCorkle (1794 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McCorkle Cemetery
Sherrills Ford
Catawba County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Brian Duckworth
Record added: Nov 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31784709
Maj Francis McCorkle
Added by: Brian Duckworth
 
Maj Francis McCorkle
Added by: Brian Duckworth
 
Maj Francis McCorkle
Added by: Brian Duckworth
 
 
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- Lanie
 Added: May. 28, 2017

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