WILLIAM J. McCORD
copied from Old Family Bible.
J. McCord's Genealogy. McCord Family in the United States, so far as
known by the writer.
McCord, my great, grandfather, was killed by the Indians in Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania; also his wife. The Indians took three of his children prisoners,
viz., my grandfather James and two of his sisters, I think Margaret and Jane.
They carried them to Detroit and across the great waters to Plymouth and then
exchanged and returned home. The sisters got home without crossing the sea,
not known how. Another married in Pennsylvania a man by the name of Anderson.
I know of but 3 brothers to my great, grandfather. William, the oldest was
killed by the Indians at McCord Fort, Penna., John who settled in
Mechlenburg County, North Carolina, Benjamin, perhaps settled in Kentucky. It
is supposed they all came from Ireland, seven brothers, their names not known
from Scotland to Ireland, hence called Scotch-Irish. My grandfather had
perhaps 3 brothers, William, who settled in Kentucky; John in North Carolina;
and David, I think who settled not known where: my grandfather and three sons,
David, James and Ambrose, and 3 daughters, Jane, Elizabeth and Mary. James,
being my father had sons and daughters as follows: Robert C., Wm. J.,
David L., Samuel H., Campbell W., Lucinda, Penelope, Rowena, Cynthia, Susan
and Eliza, twins.
marriages and deaths refer to family record as per Wm. J. McCord.)
him remember this is the Old Family Bible and relics and it will never
deceive. This was done August 26, 1848.
11, 1849 - living in Lawrence County, Alabama, 31/2 miles northeast of Moulton,
self, wife and two children and two servants. Rufus Chapman had chills and
fever 5 month, very lean and weak.
16, 1849. Rufus
Dorcas Campbell, a daughter, now 4 months old.
Edmond, a servant born in family Feb. 26, 1849.
Sister Rowena I". July inst. And her remains lie in old Baptist
Dec. 16, 1849.
James W. McCord, eldest son of Robert and Marianne, died
July 7, 1852. Benjamin C. McCord died Oct. 30, 185 1. His remains lie in Rock Springs graveyard.
Luann Cora, our 4" child born Oct. 28, 1850, died June 12, 1852 at 4 o'clock
Lawrence County ‑ 3 1/2miles N.E. Moulton,
Wm. J. McCord.
A. C. McCord and Sallie E. Callihan were married in Yazoo County, Miss. By the
R. Jones of the M. E. Church, Feb. 5, 1872.
R. C. McCord and Emma A. Farr were married in
Marshall County, Miss. April 9, 1874
by the Rev. Reeves of the M. E. church.
Dorcas G. McCord and James E. Dunnevant were married
in Corinth, Miss. Sept. 13,
1868 by the Rev. Robert Wear of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
James McCord and Dorcas, parents of W. J. McCord were
married in Blount County,
Tenn. by the Rev. Gideon Blake, minister of the Presbyterian Church on the 2 nd day
Robert C. McCord (eldest brother) and Marianne Weir
were married in Franklin
County, Tenn. by the Rev. John Ball of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church May
David L. McCord and Harriet McCrary were married in
Lawrence County, Alabama by
the Rev. Hyle Barr, minister of the Presbyterian Church Jan. 14, 1830.
Samuel Handley McCord and Caroline W. Hansell were
married in Lawrence County,
Ala. By the Rev. Edward McMillan, minister of the Presbyterian Church, Dec.
Campbell W. McCord and Caroline Miller were married
in Moulton, Lawrence County,
Ala. By the Rev. Edward McMillan, Feb. 25, 1833.
Lucinda McCord was married to Felix Johnson in
Lawrence County, Ala., by the Rev.
Thomas B. Wilson, minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Dec.
Campbell W. McCord was married the 2nd, time to
Hannah C. Edmondson in Athends,
Ala. By the Rev. Robert Donnell of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church March
Rowena McCord was married to Levi Callaway in Lawrence County, Alabama by the Rev. Smith minister of the Presbyterian Church in Moulton on the 29th day of Dec. 1842.
Copied from page 678 of Old Family Bible:
Win. J. McCord and Miranda had sons and daughter as
Andrew Cowan McCord
Born Saturday, Nov. 1, 1845 at 2 a.m.
Rufus Chapman McCord
Born Thursday, July 7, 1847 at 4 a.m.
Dorcas Campbell McCord Born Wednesday, March
18, 1849 at 7 p.m.
Luan Cora McCord
Born Monday, October 28, 1850 at 9 a.m.
Died June 12, 1852 at 4 o'clock a.m.
Buried 1/2 mile East Moulton.
Velma C. McCord Born Friday at sundown, March 18, 1853.
Servants born in the family of W. J. McCord:
Born Jan. 25, 1851 at 2 a.m.
Born Jan. 28, 1853
Died Feb. 3, 1853.
Mari a Ann
Born March 16, 1854
Born Jan. 9, 1856
Born May 26,1858
Born July 4, 1860
Born Sept. 14, 1862
Born Sept. 16, 1864
David L. McCord and Harriet had no children.
Copies from page 678 and 680 of Old Family Bible
Born to William J. McCord and Miranda - sons and
Andrew Cowan Born Saturday Nov. 1, 1845 at 2 o'clock
a.m. Left us for His Father's House, prepared by Him,
April 14, 1883. Blessed are they that die in the arms of the Lord. Buried in
Corinth Cemetery, Corinth, Miss. Married Sallie E. Callihan in Yazoo County,
Miss. By Rev. H. Jones at M. E. Church on Feb. 5, 1872.
Rufus Chapman Born Thursday July 9, 1847 at 4 o'clock
a.m. He married Emma A. Farr in Marshall County, Miss. On
April 9, 1874 by Rev. Reeves of M.E. Church. Died November 24, 1894.
"Departed this life and went home to Jesus. A Precious soul has gone home
to God. He died as he had lived, bravely trusting God." Buried in Henry
Cemetery at Corinth. (From page 679)
Dorcas Campbell Born Wednesday March 15, 1849 at 7 o'clock P.M. She married James B. Dunnavent in Corinth, Miss. On Sept. 13, 1868 by Rev. Robert Weir of Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Died ............
Luann Cora Born Monday October 28, 1850 at 9 o'clock
a.m. Died June 12, 1852 at 4 o'clock Buried 21/2 miles East of Moulton,
Velma C. Born Friday at sundown on March 18, 1853.
"Went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on November 7, 1885. Rest in peach,
sweet sister". Died in Corinth, Miss. Buried in Henry Cemetery.
from Old Family Bible, Page 678
Handley McCord and Caroline McCord had sons and daughters as follows:
Born October 3, 1835
Born January 15, 1837
Born January 14, 1839
Born December 13, 1840
Born February 23, 1843
Born July 24, 1845
Born September 5, 1847
Born July 10, 1859
"Revolution Ancestor, father of Dorcas Cowan
married to James McCord, Jr.
Robert Cowan married in 1775 to Susan Wood.
"Robert Cowan (b. 1716 – d. 1810) enlisted in 1778 as private in Col. John Steed’s Co., Col. John Neville’s
4th regiment, Virginia troops. He was born in Scotland, Died in Virginia.”