Hampshire County (West) Virginia, James Mc Cormick born 1776 died 1849.
I am seeking information on my relative Mary Ann McCormick who married Greenbury King on 4 March 1824 in Hampshire County (West) Virginia and later moved to Knox County Ohio where she died about 1838.After Mary Ann’s death Greenbury moved his family to Shelby County Illinois where he is listed on the 1850 census living next door to Wesley King, also married in Hampshire County (West) Virginia.Greenbury and family move once again and are listed on the 1860 Mercer County Missouri census.
The only McCormick in Hampshire County (West) Virginia that I could locate was a James McCormac/McCormick who died before July 23, 1849. The 1950 Hampshire County (West) Virginia mortality census lists James as being born in 1776 and died of asthma in June of 1949/50.James’ will does not list a Mary Ann McCormick or her children.
In the name of God Amen I James MCcormac of the County of Hampshire in the State of Virginia do hereby make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first I desire _____ my wife __lsy (don’t you just hate that, it looks like Ailsy) MCcormac live longer than myself for her to ____ at my _______all my real and personal property during her life ____ that my son ___ MCcormac shall ha__ one hundred dollars To make him equal with the other four children at this time I also Desire to give to my Grandson George MCcormas fifty dollars after the Death of his grandmother as I have raised him after the death of my wife I desire that the real and as much of the personal property as may be left shall be set up to the highest bidder and the proceeds of such sale to be equally divided amongst my five children as follow John MCcormac, James MCcormac Rebecca Dayton Sarah Layman Nancy Kight and lastly I do constitute and appoint my friend George G. Gasker Executor of this my last Will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made in witness Where of I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 13th day of 1847 Attest John Sharetts James B Manvey James H Abernathy Robert Abernaty
At a Court held for Hampshire County the 23 day of July 1849 the last will & testament of James McCormick dec was presented in Court proved by the oath of John Sharetts, James B. Henrey, James W. Abernathy & Robert Abernathy witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded and on the motion of George G. Gasker the executor therein named who made oath according to law certificate of the probate there of is granted him in due form on his giving surety where upon he with James W. Abernathy, Robert Abernathy & William Vandivn his sureties entered into & acknowledged bond in the penalty of $3000.00 coa_titioned as the law directs. Hampshire County (West) Virginia, will # 402. Note: this Will Book is no longer bound and the pages are stored in a Tupperware bin at the Hampshire County Clerk’s office.
The 1781-82 Hampshire County, (West) Virginia Personal Property Tax List. John McCormick, 1 Tithes, 0 slaves, 1 horse, 3 cattle. Only McCormick listed.
James McCormick Hampshire County (West) Virginia 1802 James Mc Cormick; 1 1804-1812 James McCormick personal property tax list 1_1 Upper District 1810 Census James McCormick Hampshire VA 1840 Census James McCormick 2, 2, 46
Marriage Records from Hampshire Virginia Nov 16 1820 Wesley King to M. St. Clair (possible brother to Greenbury and living in Shelby Illinois with Greenbury) Mar 4 1824 G. (Greenbury) King To Mary (Ann) McCormick (my relative) Sep 24 1834 James McCormick to S. Nally Jan 8 1835 Wm. Kite to Nancy McCormick Jan 20 1842 Jesse King to Lucinda Harvey Aug 26 1852 G. McCormick to N. J. Abernathy Nov 18 1858 Pat. McCormick to E. Flanagan
I hope the above documents will help someone else piece their family together. Any information on my family line would be greatly appreciated.