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 John Wesley McCormick Sr.

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John Wesley McCormick Sr.

Birth
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Death
18 Apr 1837 (aged 82)
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Burial
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA
Plot
Section 2, south half of Lot 12
Memorial ID
5512063 View Source

John McCormick served three separate tours in the Revolutionary War, first in two locations in the Tennessee territory, then in Pennsylvania. Moving first to Ohio after the war, and then to Indiana in the early 1800's, he and his family were one of the first settlers in what is now Connersville, Indiana, and were the first to build their cabin outside the protection of the fort there, unafraid of Indians, who he had fought his entire life. His son, John McCormick Jr, built the first permanent cabin in central Indiana after his service in the War of 1812, and it was in his cabin that the location for the state capitol, the city of Indianapolis, was decided.

Obituary: From the Connersville Watchman, Sat. April 22, 1837, pg. 3:
DIED— In this vicinity Tuesday evening last, Mr. John M'Cormack in the 83rd year of his age.
Mr. McCormack was one of the early pioneers of the west. He emigrated at a very early day from Pennsylvania and settled in the Miami valley in Ohio, and after living there a number of years, moved about 25 or 30 years ago and settled upon the farm on which he ended his long life. He died without disease — but the candle of life, like the flickering taper, would go almost out, and then again blaze with renewed brightness, until it suddenly disappeared in the night of death.

John McCormick served three separate tours in the Revolutionary War, first in two locations in the Tennessee territory, then in Pennsylvania. Moving first to Ohio after the war, and then to Indiana in the early 1800's, he and his family were one of the first settlers in what is now Connersville, Indiana, and were the first to build their cabin outside the protection of the fort there, unafraid of Indians, who he had fought his entire life. His son, John McCormick Jr, built the first permanent cabin in central Indiana after his service in the War of 1812, and it was in his cabin that the location for the state capitol, the city of Indianapolis, was decided.

Obituary: From the Connersville Watchman, Sat. April 22, 1837, pg. 3:
DIED— In this vicinity Tuesday evening last, Mr. John M'Cormack in the 83rd year of his age.
Mr. McCormack was one of the early pioneers of the west. He emigrated at a very early day from Pennsylvania and settled in the Miami valley in Ohio, and after living there a number of years, moved about 25 or 30 years ago and settled upon the farm on which he ended his long life. He died without disease — but the candle of life, like the flickering taper, would go almost out, and then again blaze with renewed brightness, until it suddenly disappeared in the night of death.

Bio by: Jeff Maxwell


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