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William  McCormick 



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William McCormick
1809 - 1870
William McCormick was born about 1809 somewhere in Georgia and died about 1870 somewhere in Florida. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 61 years old.

His parents may have been William McCormick & Elizabeth Gray McCormick,

He married Penelope S. Ayers.

Litha McCormick(abt.1837),
Lewis McCormick (abt.1839),
Sarah McCormick (abt.1839),
Penelope 'Penny' McCormick (abt.1841),
Sophronia McCormick (abt.1842)
Emily Jane McCormick (Sept.1847)She married Thomas Tipton,
John H. McCormick (abt.1849 – 1922).
Census9/14/1850 Division 25 GA (Early County) 41 yrs old 
Recorded as family #375: William Mccormic (age 41, born in GA abt. 1809), Melapiel Mccormic (30, born in GA 1820), Litha Mccormic (age 13, GA, 1837), Sarah (11, GA, 1839), Lewis (11, GA, 1839), Penelope (9, GA, 1841), Sophronia (8, GA, 1842), Emily J. (2, GA, 1848) and John (one year old, GA, 1849). 
Census7/14/1860 Vernon FL (Washington County) 51 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #260, family #276: William Mccormack (age 50), Penelope Mccormack (age 48), Sarah Mccormack (23), Lewis Mccormack (21), Penny Mccormack (18), Sophronia Mccormack (16), Emmily Mccormack (12), and John Mccormack (age 10). William and the chrildren were born in GA, Penelope born in SC. William is a farmer.  

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1 1810 Western Florida, from the Pearl River to the Mississippi, is annexed by the US from Spain.
4 1813 During 1813-14, over 2,000 Muskogee-speaking Creeks move to Florida in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War). Most come from AL and GA.
9 1818 First Seminole Indian War takes place when Andrew Jackson brings his troops into northern Florida.
12 1821 Spain formally cedes Florida to the United States in 1821, according to terms of the Adams-Onís Treaty. Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States begin to pour into the new territory. Prior to this change, Florida was a wilderness sparsely dotted with settlements of native Indians, escaped/freed slaves and Spaniards.
13 1822 Florida Territory is purchased
14 1823 The Treaty of Moultrie Creek pushes the Seminole Indian towns into the interior of the Florida peninsula.
15 1824 Tallahassee is established at the capital of Florida because it is half-way between the two government centers in St. Augustine and Pensacola. The Legislative Council meets in November in a log house erected in the vicinity of today's capitol.
26 1835 The Second Seminole Indian War keeps the United States and Seminoles Indians fighting in North & Central Florida.
28 1837 NEWS HEADLINES: In October, Chief Osceola of the Seminole Indians is captured when he arrives for supposed truce negotiations at Fort Payton. He is imprisoned at St. Augustine, FL where he refuses to eat and attempts to escape several times. In December he is moved to a prison in SC where he dies on January 20, 1838. At the time of his death, Osceola was the most famous American Indian.
33 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and some of the Seminole Indians living in FL are moved to the Indian Territory
33 1842 Congress passes the Armed Occupation Act of 1842. It entitles persons willing and able to bear arms against the Indians and establish themselves in villages along the borders of Indian territory ownership of their land after 5 years.
36 1845 Florida becomes the 27th state to join the United States. William Moseley becomes the first governor and David Yulee the first senator.
41 1850 Florida's total population has grown to 87,445. This includes about 39,000 slaves and 1,000 free blacks. Indians were not counted.
46 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
52 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
55 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
56 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
56 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
61 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
2 1811 Tecumseh visits the Creek Indians living in what will become Georgia and Alabama to try to persuade them to join his fight against the flood of white settlers. Some towns join forces with Tecumseh and become known as "Red Sticks".
2 1811 Madison County created.
3 1812 Emanual County formed.
3 1812 The Creek tribes in southern Alabama and Georgia find themselves under increasing pressure from white settlers. Led by Chief Weatherford, they accepted an alliance with Tecumseh and are nicknamed "Red Sticks".
4 1813 During 1813-14, Muskogee-speaking Creeks leave GA and move into areas in Northern FL in response to the Creek Civil War (also known as the Red-sticks War).
8 1817 First Seminole war begins as Georgia backwoodsmen attack Indians just north of the Florida border. !817-1818. General Andrew Jackson invades the area.
10 1819 Rabun County formed.
11 1820 December 20 - Campbell and Randolph Counties formed.
12 1821 May 15 - Dooly, Fayette, Henry, Houston, Monroe and Newton Counties formed.
13 1822 December 9 - Bibb, Dekalb and Pike Counties formed.
14 1823 December 8 - Decatur County formed.
15 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
16 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
17 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
18 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
21 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
22 1831 Sumter County is formed.
23 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
24 1833 Walker County is formed.
27 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
28 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
29 1838 Chattooga County formed
38 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
41 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
42 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
43 1852 Taylor County formed.
44 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
45 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
47 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
48 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
49 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
61 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
5 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
21 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
30 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
35 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
44 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
47 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
50 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
56 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
60 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
2 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
3 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
19 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
25 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
52 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
53 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
2 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
11 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
21 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
26 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
28 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
31 1840 Oregon Trail is established
33 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
46 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
51 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
53 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
54 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
56 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
59 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
24 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Penellope Ayers
Born on April 12, 1821 and died about 1890
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The Children of William McCormick

65 years old
Talitha Elizabeth McCormick
Born somewhere in Georgia about 1835 and died in an unknown location about 1916. She was about 81 years old.

She was called "Litha". She married Augustus Reese on 2/18/1857 in Early Co.GA,...
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John Hiram McCormick
Born somewhere in Georgia on October 25, 1849 and died in Early Co., Georgia on November 8, 1923. He was 74 years old.

He married Mary Jane Glass (9/22/1876 -1/6/1909).
Their children:
William (Mar.1893),
John A. (May 1898),
Louise H.,
Annie &
Minnie L. ...
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