About 1700 McCorkles and other Scot-Irish Presbyterians immigrated to America through Philadelphia and by 1713 had settled in the Derry and Paxtang region of Lancaster (now Dauphin), Pennsylvania.
Derry Church (originally Spring Creek) was built in 1720 14 miles east of Harrisburg.
Paxtang Church (originally called Fishing Creek) was about 3 miles east of Harrisburg.
The record of the Rev. John Roan's Congregation of Derry, Paxtang and Mt. Joy (1745-1775) includes Samuel and Alexander McCorkle, Montgomerys and Alexanders. (And any Adairs ?)
Lancaster Co. PA made in 1729 (?) from Chester Co. PA. Cumberland Co. PA made in 1750 from Lancaster Co. Bedford Co. PA made in 1771 from Cumberland Co. Westmoreland Co. PA made in 1773 from Bedford Co. Fayette Co. PA made in 1783 from Westmoreland Co.
Lancaster Co, PA, Little Britain Township. Warrant 5 Nov 1714 Alexander Ross 500 acres in 1725 sold to John Jamison.
A John Campbell emigrated in 1726 and settled Sweet Ara river where Lancaster now stands in Pennsylvania. John & Grace CAMPBELL (nee HAY )had 6 sons, John, William, James, Patrick, Robert and David. John, William & James never married. John Campbell died in in England having gone there with Lord Boyne and became [his] steward.