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McCormick, Francis

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McCormick, Francis
March 15, 2007 05:49PM
History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co.,
Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p.

FRANCIS McCORMICK (deceased) was born in Prince William County, Va.,
Feb. 22, 1801. He was a son of John and Elizabeth (Cundiff) McCormick.
He was the oldest of eight children. Francis was but two years old when
he came with his parents to Ohio County, Ky., and settled near South
Carrollton, on the Green River. He was noted far and near for his
kindness and "Old Virginia" hospitality. He first married Miss
Priscilla Newton, July 17, 1823. She was born in Virginia. They had
seven children--John, born Aug. 2, 1826, married Sally Newton; James K.,
born Feb. 3, 1828, married Martha Walker; Mary A., born Jan. 13, 1831
(first married James Yewell; he died and she married Nathaniel
Kimberlin; she died July 4, 1876); Dianna N., born May 2, 1834, is the
wife of S. E. Boehm; Elizabeth, born April 21, 1836, married John
Elliott; Enos, born Sept. 18, 1838, married Mattie Cundiff; Benjamin,
born March 12, 1840, married Margaret A. Skinner. The mother died Aug.
13, 1841. Mr. McCormick then married Mrs. Roberts, whose maiden name
was Nancy Walker, Oct. 3, 1842. She was born in Mercer County, Ky.,
Dec. 25, 1812. She was a daughter of Hugh and Maria (Fry) Walker,
natives of Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick had a family of six
children--Martha, born April 7, 1845, is the wife of A. R. Yeiser, and
resides on their farm in Masonville Precinct; William H., born April 5,
1847, married Miss Leander Lewis, June 22, 1882 (she was born in Daviess
County, Ky., daughter of Robert M. and Eliza T. (McKay) Lewis);
Priscilla, born June 17, 1849, is the wife of Wiliam Kimberlin (they
reside in Murray Precinct); Daniel A., born June 7, 1852, is unmarried;
Emmett B., physician and surgeon of Masonville, was born Nov. 1, 1854.
Dr. McCormick remained on the old homestead farm, attending school until
1878, when he began the study of medicine at the Hospital College of
Medicine at Louisville, where he graduated Feb. 24, 1881. He then
returned to Daviess County and located in Masonville, where he has since
practiced his profession. He is one of the leading physicians and
surgeons of Daviess County, where he has been identified all his life.
In politics he is a Democrat, and a strong supporter of that party.
Clara, the youngest of the children, was born Aug. 14, 1856, and is the
wife of Benjamin F. Field, and resides on their farm in Murray Precinct,
Daviess County. Mr. McCormick was connected with the Methodist
Episcopal church for twenty years. He was burried on the old farm,
where he died Oct. 14, 1876. He was always a supporter of the
Democratic party, and was one of the leading and representative men and
citizens of Daviess County. Mrs. McCormick is still living. She has
been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for the past forty

McCormick Cundiff Newton Walker Yewell Kimberlin Boehm Elliott Skinner
Roberts Fry Yeiser Lewis McKay Field
Prince_William-VA Ohio-KY Mercer-KY

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